What is the purpose of an Inservice e-Portfolio?


"A teaching portfolio is the structured documentary history of a set of coached or mentored accomplishments sustained by samples of student work and fully realized only through reflection, writing, deliberation, and serious conversation” (Shulman, 1992).


  1. An electronic portfolio is a collection of digitized artifacts that demonstrate how you have met competencies for teaching art and re-certification.  Digitized artifacts may include printed documents, video clips and images that also make it a multimedia portfolio.
  2. As an art teacher, you are reviewed by district administrators throughout your career.  Each year you complete a Professional Development Plan. You may also be applying for graduate study, pursuing advanced licensure (professional or masters educational levels), or applying for National Board Certification (www.nbpts.org).  More importantly, state requirements mandates in Wisconsin that you demonstrate competencies and meet state standards at 3 different levels of licensure:

The underlying principles for creating an In-service Art Teaching Portfolio in keep with National Board Certified Teaching core principles include:

Goals for Creating an Inservice Art Teaching e-Portfolio are:


WI DPI PI 34 Rules and Portfolios


With the new WI PI 34 rules regarding licensure, the shift to a performance-based approach to both teacher educator preparation and licensure renewal represents a major change in how teachers will be prepared, licensed, and renewed.  The e-Portfolio is a format to document evidence of your completed professional development plan in accordance with PI 34.



Like the California Teaching Portfolio (www.wested.org), developed for classroom teachers, the in-service art teaching e-Portfolio is grounded in a developmental view of teaching that recognizes reflection as a key to the process.

Reflection and the interpretation and evaluation of your e-Portfolio should be on-going.