Preparing Professional Teaching Portfolios: Exploring the Process from Two Colleges of Education

By Odette Bruneau and Stephanie Kurtts.

Published by The Learner Collection

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Two colleges of education will discuss their respective professional teaching portfolios with an emphasis on alignment with professional standards, selection of artifacts, and presentation of portfolios, including electronic portfolios.

Keywords: professional portfolio, artifacts, rating criteria, e-portfolio, competencies, standards

International Journal of Learning, Volume 12, Issue 3, pp.57-64. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 959.537KB).

Dr. Odette Bruneau

Odette Bruneau is Associate Professor at Luther College where she has taught since 1995. She is primarily responsible for the preparation of teachers who seek the Instructional Strategist II: Behavior Disorders/Learning Disabilities endorsement. Odette has been a general education teacher, special education teacher, evaluation specialist, special educaiton program coordinator, and college professor. Her specialty areas include assessment, classroom management, students placed at-risk, diversity, and behavior/learning disabilities. She is the faculty advisor for the Luther chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children and has presented her work frequently at both national and international conferences on education. Recent publications in Teaching for Excellence include, "Raising ESL to a higher level," and "Supporting diversity through a language-rich environment."

Dr. Stephanie Kurtts

Dr. Stephanie Kurtts received her Ph.D. in curriculum and teaching from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1998 with an emphasis in inclusive and special education. She received her M.A. Ed. in special education at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC in 1975. She is an experienced special education teacher who has worked in the classroom at the elementary, middle, and secondary level. Dr. Kurtts has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in instructional methods for children with disabilities, assessment for children with disabilities, issues in special education, and consultation and collaboration. She has been a facilitator of on-line courses for teachers receiving add-on licensure in learning disabilities and behavioral and emotional disabillities. Dr. Kurtts has presented papers and published on preparing preservice teachers to meet the needs of children with disabillities in inclusive settings. She has frequently presented papers at the national meeing of the American Education Research Association, the Eastern Educational Research Association, the North Carolina Teacher Education Forum, and the international conference on Technology and Individuals with Disabilities-California State University, Northridge. Her most recent article on peer coaching with preservice teachers appeared in Teaching Education, an international education journal. Dr. Kurtts' research interests include teacher preparation for inclusion, preservice experiences that impact teacher attitudes and beliefs toward inclusion, and peer coaching.

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