Teaching Portfolios FHIS TA Training Program Workshop March 12th, 2010 4-6pm Facilitators: Roselynn Verwoord, Community of Practice Developer, TAG Catherine Paul, Community of Practice Facilitator, OLT
Provide a brief summary of course types, class sizes, times, course goals (i.e. are you providing information, coaching, encouraging self-direction, etc.)
Teaching methods used in the classroom
Titles and numbers of courses taught
Question to ponder – WHAT KINDS OF TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES HAVE I HAD? (be as specific as possible)– Record your answer on your sheet
Teaching Activities: Activities Engaged In to Improve Teaching and Learning
Your opportunity to focus on your efforts to improve the classroom climate, etc. and to summarize your attendance in teaching-related seminars, workshops, conferences, and how you used this new info. in your teaching
List of activities
Results of student ratings or questionnaires designed by you to solicit assessments on your teaching effectiveness
Description of efforts made to improve the classroom climate or your teaching methods.
Question to ponder – WHAT KINDS OF ACTIVITIES TO IMPROVE TEACHING AND LEARNING HAVE I BEEN INVOLVED IN? (Suggestion – ISW should be on your list!). Record your answer on your sheet.
Teaching Activities: Committee Service (Teaching and Learning Issues)
List of committee service that pertains to teaching and learning issues. Include details (names of committees, dates, and the nature of your contribution)
Teaching Assistant Professional Training
Involvement in adjudicating or administering awards
Organization of retreats and strategic planning sessions
Development of department teaching resources
Use of your teaching materials by instructors in other departments, faculties, colleges, etc.
Question to ponder – WHAT KINDS OF COMMITTEE SERVICE THAT RELATES TO TECHING AND LEARNING, HAVE I BEEN INVOLVED IN? – Record your answer on your sheet.
Teaching Activities: Publications and Professional Contributions (relating to Teaching and Learning)
Discuss and provide supportive documentation about any involvement in developing and teaching seminars or workshops
Workshops and seminars about teaching that you designed and instructed
Funding related to teaching – internal and external teaching development grants, fellowships
Question to ponder – WHAT PUBLICATIONS AND/OR PROFESSIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS RELATED TO TEACHING AND LEARNING, HAVE I BEEN INVOLVED IN? – Record your answer on your sheet.
Teaching Activities: Assessing and Reflecting Upon Teaching
Include the ways that you monitor and evaluate your own teaching and reflect on what the evidence gathered tells you about your teaching.
Ways to assess and reflect:
Departmental teaching evaluations
Peer evaluations or reviews
Teaching awards received or nominated for
Question to ponder – HOW DO I ASSESS AND REFLECT ON MY TEACHING? – Record your answer on your sheet.
Discuss objective indicators of student progress (i.e. students’ standing on nation-wide tests)
Types of evidence of Student Learning
Objective indicators of student progress
Feedback from supervisors or employers of graduates
Questions to ponder – DO I HAVE ANY EVIDENCE OF STUDENT LEARNING THAT I CAN INCLUDE? IF NOT, IS THERE A WAY THAT I COULD GET SOME? – Record your answers on your sheet.
Teaching Reflections (in the body of the portfolio)
Make some concluding remarks that tie together the philosophy, approaches, evidence, and evaluative sections.
Detail a plan for future actions, including your motivation and challenges and short and long-term teaching goals
Questions to ponder – DO I HAVE ANY TEACHING RELATED REFLECTIONS THAT I COULD INCLUDE IN A PORFOLIO? IF NOT, WHAT KINDS OF TEACHING RELATED ACTIVITIES COULD I REFLECT ON? – Record your answers on your sheet.
Compare different types of portfolios and begin to determine what your own goals could be in relationship to teaching portfolios.
Identify portfolio resources available on campus and beyond.
Identify common components in a teaching portfolio and artifacts that you could include in your teaching portfolio.
Create an action plan for developing your own teaching portfolio
Academic Resources on Developing Portfolios (available in the TAG Resource Room)
Barrett, H. (2000). Electronic teaching portfolios: Multimedia skills and portfolio development = powerful professional development. In B. Cambridge (Ed.), Electronic Portfolios (pp. 110-116). Washington, DC: American Association for Higher Education.
Chism, N. V. N. (1998). Developing a philosophy of teaching statement. Toward the Best in the Academy: Essays on Teaching Excellence , 9, (3) . Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education.
Seldin, P. (2004). The teaching portfolio: A practical guide to improved performance and promotion/tenure decisions . Bolton, MA: Anker Publishing Co.