Teacher Work Sample (TWS) Portfolio

Implementation - 2008

Teacher Work Sample:

I.    Definition:  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.

II.   Objectives:

a.        to increase efficacy and accountability of Kean’s teacher candidates in the classroom by connecting theory to practice;

b.       to evaluate the degree of impact on P-12 student learning made by teacher candidates;

c.        to provide quality programs for all candidates;

d.       to meet accountability standards of the US Department of Education and NCATE.

III.  Process

Implementation Teacher Work Sample Portfolio

 

Levels

Teacher Work Sample Portfolio Process(es) to be Completed

Identified Courses

Assessment of Teacher Work Sample

 

Notes

Level I

 

Introductory

 

Fall 2007

Implementation

 

·      Introduction to Portfolio

·       Contextual Factors
      2-3 page synopsis

·       Philosophy Statement

·       Writing Mechanics and  
      Organization

 

See TWS Portfolio Handbook.

 

EC2900

EMSE 2800

EMSE 2801

EMSE 2802

EMSE 5560

FA 2900

MUS 2900

PED 2800

SPED 2120

·       Scored using appropriate rubrics

·       Scored by course instructor.

·       Assessed using TWS Portfolio
     Assessment Form – Level I
     section to be completed

·       Scored TWS Portfolio Assessment Form –
Level I to Teaching Performance Center (TPC) with Introductory Performance Competency Assessment form (blue).

Level II

 

Preprofessional

 

 

Fall 2007

Implementation

Mini-Teacher Work Sample

·      Introduction to Portfolio

·       Learning Goals

·       Assessment Plan

·       Design for Instruction

·       Instructional Decision-Making

·       Writing Mechanics and
      Organization

 

See TWS  Portfolio Handbook

EC 3300

EMSE 3123

EMSE 3210

EMSE 3220

EMSE 3230

EMSE 3240

EMSE 3250

EMSE 3403

EMSE 3410

FA 3900

MUS 3310/3311

PED 3610/3611

SPED 3000

THE 3220

 

·       Scored using appropriate rubrics

·       Scored by course instructor

·       Assessed using TWS Portfolio
     Assessment Form – Level II
     section to be completed

·       All identified courses are co-requisite(s) with Preprofessional Field Experience.

·       Scored TWS Portfolio Assessment Form – Level II must be submitted to TPC at end of semester.

 

Level III

 

Internship

 

Spring 2008

Implementation

Teacher Work Sample

·       Introduction to Portfolio

·       Contextual Factors

·       Learning Goals

·       Assessment Plan

·       Design for Instruction

·       Instructional Decision Making

·       Analysis of Student Learning

·       Self-evaluation & Reflection

·       Writing Mechanics and
      Organization

 

See TWS Portfolio Handbook

 

EC 4000

EDUC 4000*

EMSE 4900

FA 4990

MUS 4300

PED 4610

SPED 4200

EMSE 5314

EMSE 5561

·       Scored using appropriate rubrics

·       Scored by course instructor

·       Scored by university
      supervisor/clinical instructor

·       Assessed using TWS Portfolio
     Assessment Form – Level III
     section to be completed

·       All identified courses are co-requisite(s) with Professional Internship.

·       Scored TWS Portfolio Assessment Form – Level III must be submitted to the TPC by both the course instructor & the supervisor/clinical instructor at the end of the semester.

 

*Fine Arts, Music, Secondary Education (K-12), Theater and Post-bac students

 

Early Childhood graduate certifications are responsible for completing TWS Portfolio at the internship level.  See appropriate program advisor.                                                  
Rev. 1/2/08