Developing And Presenting A Professional Portfolio In Early Childhood Education

Paperback | August 13, 2012

byNancy W. Wiltz, Janese S Daniels, Heather A. Skelley

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Developing and Presenting a Professional Portfolio in Early Childhood Education, Third Edition, is must-have handbook for all early childhood education major preparing their professional portfolio for scholarly review and job placement. In ten straightforward and user-friendly chapters, Wiltz et. al.’s supplemental textbook instructs the student on what items to collect for the portfolio, how to compile/construct/label it, and then how to talk about it/present it. Readers will journey from learning the reasons behind developing a professional portfolio clear through completion of a final product. The authors present the topic to readers via a successful step-by-step process of developing, self-evaluating, and presenting a professional early childhood education portfolio.  Each chapter has a definitive goal and will guide the reader that much closer to the end goal–that of a portfolio ready to present in interviews and utilize in the working classroom.  Although the premise of the text is based on the platform the authors have implemented to support their own student interns going through the portfolio process at Towson University, this manual has a widely universal appeal for all students in a wide-range of early childhood programs as they develop their professional portfolio from just the beginnings through the final presentation The text is appropriate for programs for which the portfolios are started in the Introduction to Early Childhood course and compiled as students make their way through the programs; or when the portfolio process is introduced in a Curriculum course, for instance; and for the Student Teaching, Practicum, or Capstone course.

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Developing and Presenting a Professional Portfolio in Early Childhood Education, Third Edition, is must-have handbook for all early childhood education major preparing their professional portfolio for scholarly review and job placement. In ten straightforward and user-friendly chapters, Wiltz et. al.’s supplemental textbook instructs ...

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An early childhood education major’s perfect companion for transitioning from student to professional. Let this supplement be your guide on the journey from concept to creation of a professional portfolio in early childhood education.   Developing and Presenting a Professional Portfolio in Early Childhood Education, Third Editio...

Nancy W. Wiltz earned a B.S. in Education at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Maryland, College Park. In 1999, she joined the Early Childhood Education faculty at Towson University, where she taught Pre-Primary and Primary Curriculum courses until she left ...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 10.7 × 8.3 × 0.5 inPublished:August 13, 2012Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0132930382

ISBN - 13:9780132930383

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 An Introduction to Your Portfolio

Chapter 2 Using Teaching Standards to Organize Your Portfolio

Chapter 3 Electronic Portfolios

Chapter 4 Setting up Your Portfolio

Chapter 5 Developing Your Philosophy of Education Statement

Chapter 6 Identifying Artifacts

Chapter 7 Writing Your Reflective Narrative

Chapter 8 The Collection Phase

Chapter 9 The Final Phase: Preparing and Presenting Your Professional Portfolio

Chapter 10 Taking Your Portfolio to the Next Step

Appendix A Position Statement: NAEYC Standards for Early Childhood Professional Preparation Programs

Appendix B Teaching Standards: InTASC Model Core Teaching Standards: A Resource for State Dialogue