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Capturing the Wisdom of Practice: Professional Portfolios for Educators


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What do professional portfolios consist of? Who are their audiences? Why should teachers and administrators use them? How are they structured? In Capturing the Wisdom of Practice, Giselle Martin-Kniep answers these and other questions, drawing on her work with more than 3,000 teachers and administrators from 400 school districts.

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Portfolios for Teachers

Portfolios for School Administrators

Teacher/Administrator-as-Learner Portfolios

About the authors

Giselle O. Martin-Kniep was the president of Learner-Centered Initiatives, Ltd., an educational consulting organization specializing in regional and school-based curriculum and assessment. Her work focused on building inclusive and collaborative, cross-cultural communities where students and teachers were encouraged to share practices and learn with one another. She earned a master's in international development followed by a PhD in education and political science from Stanford University. She served as a program evaluator, curriculum auditor, researcher, and teacher educator. As a consultant, she worked with more than 500 schools and districts both nationally and internationally in the areas of alternative assessment, student-driven curriculum design, school change, and action research and directed comprehensive, multiyear professional development programs for K–12 teachers. She also worked as a consultant for the International Baccalaureate and the New York State Department of Education, taught in the School of Education at Adelphi University, and served as president and CEO of the Center for the Study of Expertise in Teaching and Learning.

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