This article is for those who are trialling or have subscribed to Storypark's new Teacher Portfolio platform. If you're interested in trying it out, get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 can only be seen by yourself and any contributors with access to your portfolio.
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.