Undergraduate/Graduate Portfolio Project Guidelines

Artifact Reflection Guidelines
Each artifact has to be introduced by a one-page reflection paper (please use the font Times New Roman, 12 point with one-inch margin around) including the following contents.

Title of Artifact   Date Completed  

DESCRIBE ARTIFACT
Be concise. Introduce reader to the artifact. Point out the interesting specifics.

ALIGNMENT REFLECTION
ELL Standards
Explain how each artifact shows competence in the designated ELL Standard. Many times an artifact will align with more than one standard. When this happens, the teacher candidate should assign and explain one standard as the primary alignment and align and explain the others as secondary alignments.

Answer these three questions when addressing standards alignment.
  1. To which standard(s) are you aligning your artifact/experience?
  2. Why does this artifact/experience align with the designated standard(s)?
  3. How does the artifact/experience demonstrate, at least in part, competency in the designated standard(s)?
You may want to start your reflection with language like. . . .I believe this artifact best aligns with standard. . . . . . ., I believe this artifact addresses standard. . . . .

UW-Platteville School of Education Knowledge, Skill, Disposition Statement Alignment
Explain how each artifact shows competence in the designated UWP KSD. Most times an artifact will align with more than one KSD. When this happens, the teacher candidate should align and explain one KSD as the primary alignment and simply list the others with the number and short title as secondary alignments.

Answer these three questions when addressing your primary KSD alignment.
  1. To which KSD are you aligning your artifact/experience?
  2. Why does this artifact/experience align with the designated KSD(s)?
  3. How does the artifact/experience demonstrate, at least in part, competency in the designated KSD(s)?
You may want to start your reflection with language like. . . .I believe this artifact best aligns with KSD. . . . . . ., I believe this artifact addresses KSD. . . . .

PERSONAL REFLECTION:
Explain what you learned about ELL teaching/learning from this experience.
What did you learn about the specific standard and the primary KSD you aligned with? Be careful not to retell the experience.

Explain what you learned about yourself as a prospective ELL educator as a result of this experience/artifact.
How will what you learned impact your teaching or your students or your school, or the school community?