Step 7: Portfolio
A Portfolio is required for all Add-On students!
As an EXCEL Center candidate you are required to submit a portfolio at the completion of your practicum experience.
Portfolio through the lens of Teacher Reflection
What is the Teacher Reflection?
In many ways, the teaching reflection is a unique self-portrait developed around assertions you wish to make about yourself as a teacher. It is a purposeful exercise in reflecting on and conceptualizing your teaching knowledge, skills and dispositions that includes not only your insights about the teaching and learning process but also concrete examples of the ways in which these beliefs are demonstrated in and out of the classroom.
What is the structure for the Teacher Reflection?
The Teaching Reflection is a 3-step requirement that encompasses the new knowledge, skills and dispositions you have gained through your entire add-on licensure program. It should be a well written, 3-5 page reflection with genuine insights specific to the discipline and/or developmental area of your add on license. In addition to the reflection paper, you must submit five artifacts that demonstrate and support the knowledge, skills and/or dispositions described in your personal reflection.