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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Portfolio Development and Writing for the Profession
Course: EED255

First Term: 2019 Spring
Lecture   3.0 Credit(s)   3.0 Period(s)   0 Load  
Subject Type: Academic
Load Formula: C = Co-op rate per RFP

Description: Portfolio development, completion, and presentation. Self-assessment and educational short-term and long-term planning, professional development, writing and critical learning included.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Describe the foundations of portfolio development. (I)
2. Summarize the types and usages of portfolios. (II)
3. Construct and present a portfolio. (III, IV)
4. Identify the forums for professional written communication. (V)
5. Identify and demonstrate the difference between objective and subjective written communication related to the profession. (VI)
6. Identify and demonstrate logical organization of written content. (VII)
7. Demonstrate the use of appropriate source materials. (VIII)
8. Describe the application of confidentiality and other legal issues to written materials used in the profession. (IX)
9. Demonstrate the ability to use computer software programs and write professional documents demonstrating a purpose, logical organization and inclusion of pertinent information for appropriate audiences. (X)
MCCCD Official Course Competencies must be coordinated with the content outline so that each major point in the outline serves one or more competencies. MCCCD faculty retains authority in determining the pedagogical approach, methodology, content sequencing, and assessment metrics for student work. Please see individual course syllabi for additional information, including specific course requirements.
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Foundations of Portfolio Development
   A. Definition
   B. Influences
   C. Terms
   D. Authentic-based & Standards-based Assessment
   E. Advantages and Disadvantages
II. Types and Usages
   A. Types
      1. Working Portfolios
      2. Progress-oriented Portfolios
      3. Proficiency Portfolios
   B. Usages
      1. Academic
      2. Professional
III. Portfolio Construction
   A. Standards
   B. Resources
   C. Rubrics
   D. Self-assessment
IV. Portfolio Presentation
   A. Presentation Skills
   B. Web-based Portfolios
   C. Non-web-based Portfolios
   D. PowerPoint as a Portfolio Development Tool
V. Written Professional Communication
   A. Families
   B. Colleagues
   C. Public
VI. Objective and Subjective Written Communication
   A. Fact vs. Opinion
   B. Application to Professional Context
VII. Content
   A. Order and Sequence
   B. Diplomacy
VIII. Source Materials
   A. Reference Materials
      1. Dictionaries
      2. Thesaurus
      3. Grammar and Usage Manuals
   B. Order and Sequence
   C. Diplomacy
IX. Legal Issues Related to Early Childhood Documentation
   A. Privacy/Confidentiality
   B. Security
   C. Documents as Public Records
X. Practical Application
   A. Child and Staff Observations
   B. Child Development Summaries
   C. Evaluations
   D. Reports
   E. Newsletters
   F. Press Releases
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: December 11, 2018

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