Teaching Portfolio

Description

Compile materials that showcase your teaching achievements and strengths, for presentation to potential employers; should include both language and content teaching. Depending on components, may fulfill requirements for Documentation component of FGSR's Graduate Teaching and Learning Program.

Objectives

Reflect critically on your teaching and envision ways of changing, adapting, or improving for other types of courses and contexts; identify what employers look for when hiring teachers; learn to present documents in a professional manner.

Outcomes

Present a collection of materials (see list) that showcase your teaching skills; teaching portfolios may consist of physical documents and/or be online (see examples below); the presentation of the materials must be well-organized, clear, and easy to read. Note: Portfolio must be significantly different or expanded than the assignment prepared in fulfilment of MLCS 650.

Possible materials for inclusion (*required)

  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • List of courses taught and/or other assigned teaching duties
  • List of professional development activities
  • *Sample lesson plans, course outlines, tests, activities, audio-visual materials, etc. with accompanying commentary
  • Examples of student work (obtain permission from student first)
  • *A “dream syllabus”
  • *Self-assessment of your teaching
  • Assessments of your teaching by students, peers, supervisors/mentors
  • Your publications or presentations on teaching-related topics
  • Statement on inclusivity in the classroom, syllabi, and assignments

Sample online portfolios

Monic Ostergren: Online Teaching Portfolio
Adapting for Special Needs Learners
Improving Second Language Education
Fang Liang: An Enthusiastic Chinese Teacher