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Planning for Success

  1. 1. 30th National Conference for Paraprofessionals San Antonio, Texas Paraeducator Portfolios Planning for Success Suzanne Koprowski Carol A. LongWaukasha County Technical College Winona State University Pewaukee, Wisconsin Winona, Minnesota
  2. 2. Presentation Objectives Present portfolio development process Suggest alignment structures Give ideas for artifacts to document qualifications Provide process for reflection
  3. 3. Portfolio Assessment A performance assessment ofobservable evidence or products completed by an individual over time.
  4. 4. Characteristics Ownership-work belongs to paraeducator; each is unique Developmental-ongoing and updated Choice-paraeducator’s opinion counts Sharing and celebrating-appreciate each other’s work
  5. 5. Purpose Display development  Encourage dialogue & of knowledge & collaboration skills  Evidence for retention Display range of  Evidence for knowledge & skills advancement/career Reflect on ladder professional  Professional activity development  Personal satisfaction
  6. 6. “Eighty percent of success is just showing up.” Woody Allen
  7. 7. Teaching Vision Statement Carol A. LongTo provide classes which encourage the professionaldevelopment of students through: •modeling caring, civil, and respectful interactions, •accommodating differing learning styles, •encouraging students to take responsibility for their own learning, •facilitating the acquisition of knowledge and skills through active learning, •providing information that is current, complete and best practice, and •honoring diversity and appreciating creativity.
  8. 8. How to Begin? Brainstorm:What are my strengths?
  9. 9. Gather Evidence of Knowledge & SkillsProfessional Conference Artifacts, work Philosophylicenses or brochures samples statementdiplomasHigher education Letters, references, Pictures of Evaluations orprogram recommendations learning centers, feedbackbrochures materialsCertificates of Personal notes of Pictures of Reflectionstraining appreciation classroom displays
  10. 10. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” Jim Ryan
  11. 11. How to Organize? Physical Properties  Three-ring binders  Document protector sheets  Heavy stock paper  Divider tabs
  12. 12. How to Format? What Content?Varies according to the purpose ofthe portfolio for example,interview, evaluation, licensure, orhigher education requirements
  13. 13. Alignment Structure State standards or competencies No Child Left Behind Preparation program standards or outcomes Professional organization standards District/personal goals Evaluation criteria Student IEP goals
  14. 14. Portfolio Components1. Introduction 2. Official Records  Personal Statement  Diploma  Resume  Transcript  Letters of  License reference/ recommendation  Acquired skills list  Vision Statement
  15. 15. Components Continued3. Professional 4. Personal Philosophy Development Statements  Formal training  Characteristics of an  Professional effective affiliations paraeducator  Philosophies – education, reading, classroom management
  16. 16. Components Continued5. Work 6. Work service Samples/Artifacts 7. Honors, awards, or  Photographs recognitions  Videos 8. Professional  Coursework artifacts evaluations  Actual documents or forms 9. Personals  Technology 10. Goal statements 11. Other
  17. 17. NCLB Assisting with teaching reading. Assisting with teaching writing. Assisting with teaching mathematics.
  18. 18. NCLB “Highly Qualified” Artifacts Reading/Writing/Mathematics  Samples  Lesson plan reflection  Examples of corrective feedback related to student writing  Graphic organizer used to reinforce math concept
  19. 19. Reflectionrequires looking at information, consideringevents, studying what happened, & drawingconclusions to make changes in practice.
  20. 20. What now?
  21. 21. What are three goals you’d like to accomplish?
  22. 22. Three Tasks/GoalsTo start on the To improve your skills portfolio & document in the1. portfolio2. 1.3. 2. 3.
  23. 23. “Nothing done for children is ever wasted.” Garrison Keillor