TLC Workshop 12/7: Teaching Portfolios as Reflective Practice

Teaching Portfolios as Reflective Practice

Wednesday, December 7, 1-3pm, Room 9207

As teachers, we know the value of being reflective practitioners, but the hectic pace of the semester can make it difficult to build in time for such reflection. Getting into the habit of maintaining a teaching portfolio, which is often a required component of the academic job search, can ease your entry to the job market while also providing a structure for the kinds of thoughtful reflection that can make you a more effective teacher.

Join the Teaching and Learning Center for this end-of-semester workshop, where we’ll analyze examples of effective teaching portfolios in order to understand how they can both prompt and reflect ongoing development in your teaching. We’ll workshop the contents of participants’ own existing or hypothetical teaching portfolios, with an eye toward establishing the materials that would best document and contextualize your teaching. We’ll also consider the possibilities afforded by digital portfolios, and discuss strategies for launching and maintaining your portfolio over time. Participants are encouraged to bring any teaching materials (syllabi, assignments, teaching statements) they have included or would consider including in a portfolio.

Whether you are a first-year student or currently on the market, it is never too early—or late!—to develop a compelling teaching portfolio.

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