Your portfolios can be used to communicate with many audiences. A professional portfolio is what you’d use to showcase accomplishments with your current administrator and any future employers. Prepping for those meetings is quick and easy because all pertinent information will be in one place.
1. Professional Development Attended/Completed: I used to keep all of this info in a binder but over the years this has become digital. You may also use a tool like Eduphoria to host this info. It is helpful to keep a running list though (especially to document your professional development and continuing education hours).
2. Micro-credentials and Awards and Affiliations: If you earned any certifications or digital partnerships, I would include those too (e.g. Apple Teacher, Google Certified, bulbhead, Thinglink expert, PBS Educator, etc.). Work done to attain the distinction can also be created and kept in your bulb digital portfolio. I would include any additional awards and grants.
3. Leadership Positions: Leadership positions don’t just have to be department chair. Consider adding roles like mentoring a new teacher, coaching basketball, leading a book study, piloting a tool or new pedagogy like Project Based Learning. It could also be participation in an application or selection-based cohort or academy.
4. PD presented or Publications: If you present sessions at your campus, in district or beyond (e.g. conferences, webinars, Twitter chats), I would include these. I would also include publications like a blog, any articles or books you have written. It could be an article that mentioned your classroom.