Foreign Language Education Portfolio

Portfolio

Teaching Portfolio Preparation

You will prepare your Teaching Portfolio using LiveText, a program used by teacher education programs at many institutions of higher learning. You will be introduced to LiveText during a special orientation session in your first FLLT Methods course, for which LiveText is among the required course materials.

Projects and assignments in your FLE methods courses/clinicals comprise the majority of your portfolio entries. The methods professor or clinical supervisor will assess your performance on the element(s) attached to his/her course and certify that you have met the established criteria for each element.

There are two LiveText sites which will be used in the portfolio-building process:

  1. E-Filing Cabinet

    As you prepare your projects/assignments, you should store them in your E-Filing cabinet. Once they have been approved by your professor, they may be transferred to your Portfolio. To preview the e-filing cabinet, click here.

  2. Teaching Portfolio

    The teaching portfolio is compiled using the FLE portfolio template, which is organized in keeping with the ACTFL Teacher Education standards. To preview the template, click here.

Note: You may also wish to construct a paper portfolio with printouts of your LiveText e-portfolio elements. Candidates have found that occasionally prospective employers do not have the means to access an electronic portfolio. While this problem is less and less common, producing a three-ring binder of all--or selected--elements of your teaching portfolio is a good back-up plan.

A summary of the procedure for adding course-based requirements to your e-portfolio:

  1. Preparation

    Portfolio elements are prepared by candidates during their FLE methods courses and clinical experiences. Projects are submitted by candidates to their methods professors using the LiveText "share" feature.

  2. Assessment

    Course instructor/clinical supervisor will assess performance on each required element embedded in his/her course, using rubrics distributed in class and/or communicated through LiveText.

  3. Approval

    Instructor/supervisor will inform the candidate that criteria for a required element have (or have not) been met by returning the completed rubric to the candidate.

  4. Submission

    Candidate adds each approved element to appropriate section of his/her Portfolio.