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Paraeducator Portfolios Celebrating Success Carol A. Long Winona State University Winona, Minnesota 29 th  National Confer...
Presentation Objectives <ul><li>Present portfolio development process  </li></ul><ul><li>Suggest alignment structures </li...
Portfolio Assessment A  performance  assessment of  observable  evidence or products completed by an individual  over time.
Characteristics <ul><li>Ownership-work belongs to paraeducator; each is unique </li></ul><ul><li>Developmental-ongoing and...
Purpose <ul><li>Display development of knowledge & skills </li></ul><ul><li>Display range of knowledge & skills </li></ul>...
“ Eighty percent of success is just showing up.”  Woody Allen
<ul><li>Teaching Vision Statement </li></ul><ul><li>Carol A. Long </li></ul><ul><li>To provide classes which encourage the...
How to Begin? Brainstorm:  What are my strengths?
Gather Evidence of Knowledge & Skills   Professional licenses or diplomas Conference brochures Artifacts, work samples Phi...
“ Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps  you going.”   Jim Ryan
How to Organize? <ul><li>Physical Properties </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Three-ring binders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Document ...
How to Format? What Content? Varies according to the purpose of the portfolio for example, interview, evaluation, licensur...
Alignment Structure <ul><li>State standards or competencies </li></ul><ul><li>No Child Left Behind </li></ul><ul><li>Prepa...
Portfolio Components <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal Statement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resume </li>...
Components Continued <ul><li>3. Professional Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Formal training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>...
Components Continued <ul><li>5. Work Samples/Artifacts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Photographs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Videos...
NCLB <ul><li>Assisting with teaching reading. </li></ul><ul><li>Assisting with teaching writing. </li></ul><ul><li>Assisti...
NCLB “Highly Qualified” Artifacts <ul><li>Reading/Writing/Mathematics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Samples </li></ul></ul><ul><ul...
Reflection   requires looking at information, considering events, studying what happened, & drawing conclusions to make ch...
What now?
What are three goals you’d like to accomplish?
Three Tasks/Goals <ul><li>To start on the portfolio </li></ul><ul><li>1. </li></ul><ul><li>2. </li></ul><ul><li>3. </li></...
“ Nothing done for children is ever wasted.”  Garrison Keillor
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Presentation from the 2011 National Resource Center for Paraprofessionals Conference by
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  1. 1. Paraeducator Portfolios Celebrating Success Carol A. Long Winona State University Winona, Minnesota 29 th National Conference for Paraprofessionals Harrisburg, Pennsylvania May 14, 2011 Suzanne Koprowski Waukasha County Technical College Pewaukee, Wisconsin
  2. 2. Presentation Objectives <ul><li>Present portfolio development process </li></ul><ul><li>Suggest alignment structures </li></ul><ul><li>Give ideas for artifacts to document qualifications </li></ul><ul><li>Provide process for reflection </li></ul>
  3. 3. Portfolio Assessment A performance assessment of observable evidence or products completed by an individual over time.
  4. 4. Characteristics <ul><li>Ownership-work belongs to paraeducator; each is unique </li></ul><ul><li>Developmental-ongoing and updated </li></ul><ul><li>Choice-paraeducator’s opinion counts </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing and celebrating-appreciate each other’s work </li></ul>
  5. 5. Purpose <ul><li>Display development of knowledge & skills </li></ul><ul><li>Display range of knowledge & skills </li></ul><ul><li>Reflect on professional development </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage dialogue & collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence for retention </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence for advancement/career ladder </li></ul><ul><li>Professional activity </li></ul><ul><li>Personal satisfaction </li></ul>
  6. 6. “ Eighty percent of success is just showing up.” Woody Allen
  7. 7. <ul><li>Teaching Vision Statement </li></ul><ul><li>Carol A. Long </li></ul><ul><li>To provide classes which encourage the professional development of students through: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>modeling caring, civil, and respectful interactions, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>accommodating differing learning styles, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>encouraging students to take responsibility for their own learning, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>facilitating the acquisition of knowledge and skills through active learning, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>providing information that is current, complete and best practice, and </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>honoring diversity and appreciating creativity. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. How to Begin? Brainstorm: What are my strengths?
  9. 9. Gather Evidence of Knowledge & Skills Professional licenses or diplomas Conference brochures Artifacts, work samples Philosophy statement Higher education program brochures Letters, references, recommendations Pictures of learning centers, materials Evaluations or feedback Certificates of training Personal notes of appreciation Pictures of classroom displays Reflections
  10. 10. “ Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” Jim Ryan
  11. 11. How to Organize? <ul><li>Physical Properties </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Three-ring binders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Document protector sheets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Heavy stock paper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Divider tabs </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. How to Format? What Content? Varies according to the purpose of the portfolio for example, interview, evaluation, licensure, or higher education requirements
  13. 13. Alignment Structure <ul><li>State standards or competencies </li></ul><ul><li>No Child Left Behind </li></ul><ul><li>Preparation program standards or outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Professional organization standards </li></ul><ul><li>District/personal goals </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation criteria </li></ul><ul><li>Student IEP goals </li></ul>
  14. 14. Portfolio Components <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal Statement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resume </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Letters of reference/ recommendation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Acquired skills list </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vision Statement </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2. Official Records </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Diploma </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transcript </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>License </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Components Continued <ul><li>3. Professional Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Formal training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional affiliations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>4. Personal Philosophy Statements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Characteristics of an effective paraeducator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Philosophies – education, reading, classroom management </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Components Continued <ul><li>5. Work Samples/Artifacts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Photographs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Videos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coursework artifacts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Actual documents or forms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><li>6. Work service </li></ul><ul><li>7. Honors, awards, or recognitions </li></ul><ul><li>8. Professional evaluations </li></ul><ul><li>9. Personals </li></ul><ul><li>10. Goal statements </li></ul><ul><li>11. Other </li></ul>
  17. 17. NCLB <ul><li>Assisting with teaching reading. </li></ul><ul><li>Assisting with teaching writing. </li></ul><ul><li>Assisting with teaching mathematics. </li></ul>
  18. 18. NCLB “Highly Qualified” Artifacts <ul><li>Reading/Writing/Mathematics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Samples </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lesson plan reflection </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Examples of corrective feedback related to student writing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Graphic organizer used to reinforce math concept </li></ul></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Reflection requires looking at information, considering events, studying what happened, & drawing conclusions to make changes in practice.
  20. 20. What now?
  21. 21. What are three goals you’d like to accomplish?
  22. 22. Three Tasks/Goals <ul><li>To start on the portfolio </li></ul><ul><li>1. </li></ul><ul><li>2. </li></ul><ul><li>3. </li></ul><ul><li>To improve your skills & document in the portfolio </li></ul><ul><li>1. </li></ul><ul><li>2. </li></ul><ul><li>3. </li></ul>
  23. 23. “ Nothing done for children is ever wasted.” Garrison Keillor
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