What is a Digital Portfolio?
Benefits of a Professional Portfolio
Portfolios of your professional work can do more than help you land a job. Many districts are using the Danielson Framework as part of their teacher evaluations. Domain 4 speaks to professionalism: communication with parents, leadership roles within your faculty and demonstrates the highest professional standards. A digital portfolio is a great place to keep track of artifacts that demonstrate your mastery in this domain. In addition to a portfolio assisting with an evaluation, having a shell that contains your accomplishments and growth over your entire career can cause you to be more reflective; providing a visual for your strengths as well as areas of weakness.
Other benefits a digital portfolio provides:
What Should a Professional Portfolio Include?
Following is a list of recommendations for your site although each site is unique based on your role in education.
Practicing What I Preach
My site is a continuous work in progress! Please take a look if you need a sample. One note: my site is created using a FREE account at Wix.com. As a coach I feel it's important to model what I ask other educators to do. Free websites are a great option for educators! http://nmzumpano.wix.com/portfolio
I was honored to be asked to speak about this post in a podcast for @bigtechcoach. The audio relevant to this discussion begins around minute 38.