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?
Have you been invited to contribute to someone's portfolio? This guide explains a few of the key features and how you can support their professional development.
Note: If you have been added as a 'Manager' or 'Direct Manager' rather than a standard contributor, please see read this guide instead.
What is a teacher portfolio?
A Storypark portfolio is a teacher's own space that travels with them throughout their career, from studying to a placement to teaching to mentoring. Their portfolio connects to any service/organisation while they work there, but at its heart it is their own space that they can keep private or share, and will grow as they grow.
Storypark's teacher portfolios are designed to help:
- Plan and support teachers' ongoing professional development
- Streamline processes such as appraisals and accreditation
- Set, work towards and save evidence against goals
- Teachers work closer with their managers, mentors and peers
- Create alignment across your organisation
- Keep everything in one place.
Where can I find another teacher's portfolio?
Tap your name in the left-hand navigation drawer, and then tap your 'Dashboard' under Teacher portfolios.
This will display a list of all teachers of whom you are a contributor. From here you can navigate to their portfolio or directly to their individual plans.
You can also access their portfolio by visiting your early learning service’s ‘Teachers’ page, and tapping on that teacher’s name.
A teacher's portfolio – key features explained
A teacher portfolio has six areas: Conversations, Child stories, Portfolio stories, Contributors, Planning, Reports.
Displays all conversations with this particular teacher that you've started or been added to, in a stream. Learn more about conversations.
Displays all stories that teacher has created about children at any early learning service you are both part of. You can change the story order and filter the stories that are shown by tapping ‘Filter stories'.
Displays any story the teacher has created in their portfolio or has chosen to save to their portfolio. Learn more about portfolio stories.
Displays all other people who can access and contribute to this portfolio. There are three contributor types: Manager, Direct Manager and Contributor, each with a different level of access. View your own card on this page to see your contributor-type. Learn more about contributors.
Displays all plans that have been shared with you. Learn more about portfolio plans.
Analyse trends in the teacher's teaching and professional learning by looking at how they've been applying tags to stories, over time. Learn more about reports.
Portfolio access and contributor-types
People who can access a portfolio include:
- Portfolio owners
- Their managers
- Their network administrators
- Invited contributors like yourself
For more information on Manager and Network access, please read Contributors and permissions in teacher portfolios.
What happens when the teacher leaves?
When the teacher leaves all services that you are both part of, you will lose access to their portfolio but they will retain access.