Undergraduate/Graduate Portfolio Project Guidelines

What IS and IS NOT an Artifact?

 ISIS NOT
Photos Of student actively engaged with students: teaching, coaching OR actively doing something (showing student knows content or has a skill). Photos usually accompany documents and are used to enhance the documentation. Photos showing projects, materials, processes or activities specifically related to the content of the standard. Non-action photos of a school, an empty classroom, or empty practice field. Individual or group photo where nothing in the photo is related specifically to the content of the standard or where the relationship is implied.
Documents generated in class as a student
  • College Papers
  • Powerpoint presentations
  • Drawings, etc. (showing student knows content or has a skill)
  • Lesson Plans
  • Games
Documents made by professor and provided to the student

Documents created by a group where student’s individual input is unclear.
Documents generated at the time of the practicum
  • Quiz/assessment/rubrics
  • PPT presentations
  • Drawings, etc. (showing student knows content or has a skill)
  • Lesson plans
  • Handouts
  • Games
  • Reflections of how/what they teach
  • Letters to parents or administrators
  • Letters to local newspapers
  • Floorplans , layouts, or other organizational documents
Documents made by instructor and provided to the student.

Documents created by a group where student's individual input is unclear.
Documents created by others
  • Certificates/letters stating excellence/proficiency in skill/knowledge
  • Certificate showing evidence of participation
  • Letters of recommendations
  • Materials created by professor or teaching mentor
Certificates/letters of support used inappropriately or for wrong standard

Thank you notes from children