Teaching and learning are
dynamically connected. As I document and reflect upon my current directions in
teaching, I deepen my own learning. I believe this attitude and practice to be contagious so that my work will have a positive influence upon my students and
colleagues. Toward this broader goal, I welcome the committee's thoughts and comments!
The main sections of my Portfolio are on the
left sidebar, and where it seemed appropriate, there are subsections,
subheadings, and attachments. Here is a brief overview of the contents of my Portfolio.
- Goals: I developed Teaching/Professional Goals 2011-12 to focus my work after reviewing Teaching /Professional Goals for 2010-11.
- Classroom Maintenance: Includes the Course Information Sheet (revised for TBA compliance) and Syllabus which I provide to students in each class on the
first day of instruction so that they receive critical information
regarding the course and my expectations of their work. I have also
attached my first day activities.
- Sample Materials: There is a brief overview of materials development, followed by "filing cabinets" for selected materials from ESL 911,
914, 924 and 400.
- Grading and Testing: These are brief sections concerning my efforts to improve, measure and
quantify student learning.
- In SLOs, Program Review and Research: I include the SLO assessments/rubrics for the two courses for which I am SLO "Captain." I also link to the ESL Dept. Program Level SLOs as well as our Program Review document and the Institutional Research website with which these are aligned.
- Committee/Community Involvement: Includes my participation on campus committees and my service in the broader Redwood City Community.
- Professional Development: This section chronicles some of the ways in which I continue to
- Opening Portfolio 09-10 and Portfolio 10-11 will
enable the committee to compare previous portfolios; at those sites I have placed
a link returning to 2011-12 on the sidebar.
- jeannegross.com is a link on the sidebar so the committee can review the site
I used to use to support my classes and which I am migrating to WebAccess.