This article is for those who are trialling or have subscribed to Storypark's new Teacher Portfolio platform. If you are interested in testing Storypark's new Teacher Portfolio platform, add your details here. Learn more here: Old VS new teacher portfolios – what’s the difference?
What are portfolio stories?
Portfolio stories allow teachers to reflect and document evidence of their work over time. They work in the same way as a child story, i.e. it is a story that can contain text, images, videos and PDFs, but instead of selecting a child in the story, a teacher selects themselves.
You can apply your learning tags (ie. teaching or graduate standards, or other assessment criteria that may be relevant to you as a teacher), to your portfolio stories, so that over time you can analyse and review your progress against these criteria.
How do I create a portfolio story?
There are two ways to create portfolio stories:
- By saving a child story to your portfolio with one click.
- By creating a story from scratch in your own portfolio.
Who can see portfolio stories?
When you publish a portfolio story it will be saved to your portfolio, and at first can only be seen by yourself. But it can be made visible to your contributors by clicking the arrow in the top right of the story preview card and selecting which of your contributors you'd like to give access to.
Your portfolio stories will remain accessible to you even after you've left your current early learning service. Learn more about portfolio stories.
Linking portfolio stories
You can link your published portfolio stories together in a plan in order to show progression or evidence of your learning journey. Learn more about linking portfolio stories to plans.
Reporting on your portfolio stories
Use your portfolio reports to see trends in your teaching and professional development, over time through your use of learning tags. Learn more about portfolio reports.