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The Power of a Digital Portfolio in Teaching Interviews

Updated: Mar 13

Welcome to another episode of the Edumagic podcast, where we guide preservice teachers from college to classroom. I'm Dr. Sam Fecich, your host. In today's episode, we'll explore three actionable tips to help you maximize your digital portfolio during a teaching interview.

We'll explore three actionable tips to help you maximize your digital portfolio during a teaching interview.
We'll explore three actionable tips to help you maximize your digital portfolio during a teaching interview.

Tip 1: Make Your Portfolio Public:

  • Ensure your portfolio is public and accessible to anyone, including administrators and potential employers.

  • Clean up your homepage by updating the pictures displayed.

  • If you have pictures of students, obtain proper permission or edit the photos to protect their identities.

  • Highlight your best examples of lessons and unit plans on the homepage.

  • Add buttons that link to individual pages with engaging materials and lessons you have developed.

Tip 2: Update and Personalize Your Portfolio:

  • Update the description of yourself on your homepage, mentioning your name, graduation month, and the teaching position you're seeking.

  • Consider adding a teaching philosophy video that showcases your beliefs and teaching approach.

  • Include a demo video of yourself teaching a lesson, ensuring student anonymity.

  • Align your portfolio content with the requirements and objectives stated in the job description.

  • To demonstrate your teaching effectiveness, showcase examples of student work, such as essays, syllabi, and rubrics.

  • Highlight your ability to differentiate content and provide accommodations and modifications for students with diverse needs.

  • Incorporate student feedback and testimonials into your portfolio to showcase positive experiences and outcomes.


Tip 3: Continuously Update and Customize:

  • Treat your digital portfolio as an ongoing project that requires regular updates and edits.

  • Constantly add new content, remove outdated materials, and refine existing sections.

  • Prioritize showcasing your progress, process, and final products.

  • If you don't have a digital portfolio, explore resources in the show notes to help create one.

Bonus Tips:

Keep your digital portfolio up to date and customized to your needs. This is an essential tool for your teaching interviews, and when paired with a teaching interview brochure, it can showcase all of your amazing skills. Good luck with your interview process, and check out the resources in the show notes to create the best digital portfolio possible.






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