Professional Portfolio: K-12 Teachers
Updated May 14, 2013, 10:19 AM
This template is designed to help new K-12 teachers get a job by clearly and quickly providing prospective employers with key information and teaching artifacts. It is designed to be built while studying for a teacher license, and tested and completed before graduation. It was built by Caleb Clark, program director and faculty in the Teaching with Technology program at Marlboro College Graduate School. http://gradschool.marlboro.edu/academics/edtech/
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Hello. This template is for use by newly licensed K-12 teachers. It is a "teaching template" that is designed to lead teachers through a process of creating a professional portfolio to assist them in securing their first teaching job. This template is designed by Caleb Clark.


How To Use This Template

  1. Edit. This page uses Google Sites. Click "Use Template" above. Then follow the prompts. 
  2. Design. Use the menu More Actions / Manage Site to change navigation and design. 
  3. Test. Before you go live  More Actions / Share this Site  above and then click Change and Anyone with the link. Then email three of your friends the link. Ask them to click EVERY page, and EVERY link. If two out of three of your friends give similar feedback, heavily consider incorporating it. 
  4. Go Live. You can keep your site "Public with the link" or you can take it live for Google and other search engines to see, by selecting More Actions/Share this Site, and then Change and Public on the web. 


This Page

  • This page is for your bio. Bios are short. Biographies are longer. 
  • Bios are usually 2 to 3 paragraphs made up of 10 or less concise sentences. 
  • Your goal is to concisely summarize your key strengths and accomplishments, while also revealing your uniqueness. 
  • Write in the third person. "Jane Doe graduated in" and "She is..."
  • Your photo should be very clear, close up and with a lot of light on your face.
  • Help: How-to and example

Bio Example


Caleb Clark (Header 4)

Caleb Clark has been involved in the creation of Web media since 1994. His three areas of practice are educational technology, basic photo and video skills and journalism. Caleb started his professional work in San Francisco during the mid 1990s as a Webmaster and writer of shorts for Wired Magazine. Caleb has worked as an online community manager for Netscape Inc. and in educational technology management for the Padres Baseball Team, High Tech High School, and Antioch New England Graduate School. Before the Web Caleb worked as a Hollywood Production Assistant, bartender, sailor and carpenter. Caleb regularly publishes articles, tutorials, videos, and has blogged since 2000. 

Caleb holds a terminal Masters from the Interactive Technology Program (ITP) at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He also earned an M.Ed in educational technology from San Diego State University, where he was outstanding student of the year. His BA is in journalism and broadcasting from Arizona State University. He lives with his wife Laura in Brattleboro, Vermont where they like to hike, cross country ski, garden, visit New York City and walk to town for Amy's croissants.