Teacher Work Sample Portfolio


A Teacher Work Sample is a process that enables teacher candidates to demonstrate teaching performances directly related to the implementation of a standards-based instructional unit by planning, instructing and assessing P-12 student learning.  Candidates analyze student learning and reflect on their teaching effectiveness.

The Key Process of a Teacher Work Sample are:

  • Contextual Factors
  • Learning Goals
  • Assessment Plan
  • Design for Instruction
  • Instructional Decision-Making
  • Analysis of Student Learning and
  • Self-Evaluation and Reflection

The Teacher Work Sample is folded into the Educational Portfolio and documents the teacher candidate's achievements over the course of a teacher preparation program at Kean University.  The Teacher Work Sample must show satisfactory achievement of the learning outcomes of the College of Education and the candidates' program of study, as well as evidence of P-12 student learning.  The format of the Teacher Work Sample Portfolio may be traditional print and/or electronic multimedia file. 

 

Students, university supervisors and cooperating teachers should download and print a copy of the Guide to Compiling a Teacher Work Sample Portfolio  AND the program-specific scoring rubric for the content/program in which the student is seeking certification.


SCORING RUBRICS TO BE DOWNLOADED 

Teacher Work Sample Portfolio Assessment Form 

Teacher Work Sample Portfolio Implementations 2008 


Supervisors/Clinical Instructors and students should refer to the Renaissance Partnership Annotated Teacher Work Samples allow all parties to see how the Guide for Compiling a Teacher Work Sample Portfolio translates into the actual TWS or Mini-TWS.  The annotated TWS demonstrates all of the standards:  Standard One – contextual factors for introductory field students, Standards 2, 3, 4 & 5 for the Mini-Teacher Work Sample for preprofessional field students, and Standards 1 through 7 for the Professional Interns.


TIMELINE/SCHEDULE FOR TEACHER WORK SAMPLE IMPLEMENTATION DURING SEMESTER

 WEEK 1

  • Review contextual factors standard
  • Due week 3

WEEK 3

  • Review learning goals and assessment plan
  • Pick unit to teach
  • Due week 4

WEEK 4-5

  • Start Teacher Work Sample

WEEK 5

  • Review design of instruction and instructional decision-making

WEEK 7-8

  • Review analysis of student learning and reflection and self-evaluation

WEEK 10-11

  • Teacher Work Sample is due for review and refinement, if necessary
 DRAFT
January 15, 2008 

 

 


 

 

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