Governor's Institute for Career Education and Work
Portfolio Bulletin Board


Governor’s Institute for Career Education and Work Activity

by Cortney Cutchall, Bob Pasquantonio and Mike Thompson


Portfolio Bulletin Board

Standards Addressed
  • 13.2 F Identify selection criteria of work samples for a career portfolio
  • RWSL 1.4 A
  • RWSL 1.4 C
Brief Overview Students will create a bulletin board, which identifies work samples for a career portfolio.
Grade Level 3rd
Content Area(s) Language Arts, Reading
Other standards supported N/A
Prep Time 30 Minutes
Implementation Time 45-60 Minutes
Learning Objectives Students will be able to identify work samples for a career portfolio.
Materials Needed Bulletin Board “Create a Portfolio”, markers, flip chart, poster board or construction paper (for portfolio components), portfolio work samples
Detailed Activity Steps
  1. Introduce portfolios and explain the importance of work selection.
  2. Brainstorm ideas with class about the kinds of work samples for a portfolio. Record on flipchart.
  3. Discuss student’s ideas and show examples of portfolio work selections.
  4. Display student responses and examples on the bulletin board.
Theory basis Super Theory and Brown Theory
Evaluation/Assessment Teacher observation of student participation and completion.
  1. Provide examples of portfolio work selections.
  2. Prepare bulletin board space.
  3. Emphasis on student self-representation.
Enhancement Activities Have each student bring in samples of personal work to incorporate into an individual, small group, or class portfolio.
Adaptation for at risk kids Encouragement by teacher to participate and pairing with peers if necessary.
Resources Counselor/teacher produced career activity file -

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