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Training Teacher Candidates To Create Web-Based Electronic Professional Portfolios

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Association of Teacher Educators Annual Meeting,


This paper describes the processes undertaken by Central Missouri State University's Department of Curriculum and Instruction to prepare teacher candidates to create Web-based professional portfolios that represent progress and learning, highlighting critical elements needed to enable the successful incorporation of electronic portfolios into a teacher education program. This school's electronic portfolio is a collection of evidence and/or artifacts and reflective statements that demonstrate intellectual and professional development in relation to competency-based education program outcomes in a multimedia format. The program outcomes correlate with education courses, assignments, statewide teacher assessment, and accreditation standards. This paper examines portfolio format, student teacher training, expectations for content coverage within the electronic portfolio, and evaluation procedures. It also describes how the school deals with student and faculty anxiety about using electronic portfolios. Elements critical to success include aspects related to training, information dissemination, technical equipment, privacy, and support. (Contains 12 references.) (SM)


Thomas, K.R., Lamson, S.L. & King, A.K. (2001). Training Teacher Candidates To Create Web-Based Electronic Professional Portfolios. Presented at Association of Teacher Educators Annual Meeting 2001. Retrieved April 12, 2021 from .

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