Digital Portfolio Project Purpose: The purpose of creating and maintaining an electronic portfolio is for teacher candidates to reflect on the course of study at Touro College. The portfolio should include a statement of the teacher candidates’ goals, philosophy of education, and files that showcase the candidate’s best work. The work selected by the student for the electronic portfolio should be organized and reflected upon.
Artifacts: The electronic portfolio shows examples of different kinds of work such as PowerPoint presentations, Excel files, photograph examples, and Word documents. Be creative: You can showcase anchor charts, word walls, student work (without identifying names), assignments you created, papers you wrote during your course of study, etc. Each example is accompanied by a short reflection composed by the teacher candidate.
Carmen Montoya is a career changer, who holds a Masters of Science degree, as well as an Initial Certification in Childhood Education and Special Education, Grades 1-6 from the Touro Graduate School of Education. “I am currently pursuing a TESOL Advanced Certificate for grades K-12 at Touro, due to be completed by the fall of 2020. I have spent the past four years working with grades K – 8 in various capacities that have allowed me to serve this student population within instructional, sports, arts, and literacy programs at different times. This phenomenal experience has further reinforced my passion for cultivating academic excellence and character growth among my students, as well as strong interpersonal skills with administration and fellow staff members. I hope to teach for some time, working with students at the grade and middle school levels, and with the adult population in the future. My varied interests are writing children’s fiction, art, history, science, traveling, dance, and music.”