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:

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.

The Guide to Compiling a Teacher Work Sample Portfolio can be found here.(pdf version)

The Guide to Compiling a Teacher Work Sample Portfolio can be found here.(html version)

The Guide to Compiling a Teacher Work Sample Portfolio can be found here (Word version)

SCORING RUBRICS TO BE DOWNLOADED:

    Generic Scoring Rubrics for the Teacher Work Sample Portfolio. (pdf)

    Program-Specific Rubrics (pdf)

    Early Childhood

    Elementary Education K-5 & K-5/5-8

    English K-12

    Health & Physical Education

    Mathematics

    Music K-12

    Science K-12 (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science)

    Social Studies K-12

    Spanish K-12

    Teacher of Students w/Disabilities

    Theatre K-12

   

Teacher Work Sample Portfolio Assessment Form


 

Examples of Teacher Work Sample Portfolios Rated at the Capable or Accomplished Level

These sample of Teacher Work Samples will allow all parties to see how the Guide for Compiling a Teacher Work Sample Portfolio translates into the actual TWS at all three levels. 

A tutorial is available to learn more about the Teacher Work Samples processes and the requirements and procedures for creating a TWS Portfolio.  Click here to view the presentation.  Click on "Open" to start the PowerPoint Presentation.  Use the Page Up/Page Down keys to navigate through the presentation.  If you view a link in the presentation, you will need to choose "Open" again to get back to the presentation.

 

TIMELINE/SCHEDULE FOR TEACHER WORK SAMPLE IMPLEMENTATION DURING SEMESTER

 WEEK 1

 WEEK 3

 WEEK 4-5

 WEEK 5

 WEEK 7-8

 WEEK 10-11

 DRAFT

January 15, 2008