WHAT IS A PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO?
The EYE portfolio is a record of the Level 1 educator’s growth, represented through artifacts and reflections. The portfolio is prepared and submitted according to the guidelines of the employing LEA.The portfolio is evaluated by the employing LEA. The portfolio provides a professional record to guide future professional development and may serve as supportive evidence in future employment interviews. It provides introspection opportunities for the Level 1 educator as well as a conversation tool between the mentor and the Level 1 educator. Each LEA will design and evaluate its own EYE Portfolio requirements, using the following guidelines. The portfolio should:
• be based upon the Utah Effective Teaching Standards
• include teaching artifacts
• include notations and reflections explaining the artifacts
• be a vehicle for collaboration with the mentor
• provide evidence of content knowledge and pedagogy
Since the UETS-based JPAS aligns with the Utah Effective Teaching Standards, it can be used to complete the EYE Portfolio. Please print out this document and complete it prior to the JPAS interview each year as a Level 1 educator.
If you have more questions on the EYE Folder, please contact your mentor specialist.