Portfolio due Thurs Aug 31

Final Math 147 Assignment, due just after exam period (Aug 31):

Create a digital course portfolio. This will document and reflect upon your work in Math 147, and provide a starting point for a professional portfolio for job applications. Your portfolio should include:

  • A cover page with table of contents.
  • The essay you wrote before the course began about your goals for the course. You may edit this for spelling and grammar, but don't change the content; this is a historical document.
  • A short (ie around 1 page) essay describing your development as a presenter during this course, referring to the videos of your first and last 5-minute lectures for illustration. (Both videos are viewable on the pedagogy powerbook, now in storage room 208). What have you learned? What skills have you gained or further developed? In what areas are you currently working on becoming still better?
  • An existing lesson plan (written by you, and either from math camp or guest teaching) with a short preface explaining why you made the choices you did, and how the lesson went. (Why, given what you know about how students learn mathematics, did you expect this lesson plan to be effective?) You may edit the lesson plan for spelling, grammar, and completeness (for example, including relevant goals), but do not change the content. If the actual lesson differed from the plan, you can mention how and why.
  • The evaluation plan for a math camp goal (either a content or non-content goal), the data you collected (this includes observations, if that was part of the plan), and your discussion of the results. Note: data can be summarized where appropriate; you need not include scans of all surveys or observation sheets.
  • A short (ie around 1 page) essay about what you learned, or how you developed as a teacher, during this course. Don't try to be encyclopedic; it's better to develop two or three important points. You may want to refer back to your goals essay.
  • Your draft teaching statement. (We can give feedback to you on these; let us know).
  • Optional: Anything else you want to include.

    Delivery: You can upload into a folder to dropbox, with separate PDF files. Or, better, you may concatenate into a single PDF file; ghostscript (gs) is one way to do this via the linux command line (Acrobat Pro is another). Ask Sarunas or Laurie if stuck with concatenation.