Thanks for the tips! Here is PA we are now using the "art teachers
Portfolio" approach. You can purchase these at Office Max, etc., they
are presentation portfolios - some 3 ring, some multi-ringed - all have
"plastic protector sheet" inserts which can be purchased separately if
more are needed. They should include first your "philosophical
statement" about art education. (Always the Art Advocate), resume,
Certification (assuming you have taken National Texts - which I am doing
the 23rd at Villanova U please pray for me), Post Grad Transcripts,
Undergrad Transcripts, Police Clearances, TB Clearance, Photos of
Student Work and you with students (from Student teaching or Regular
Teaching), Photos or Slides of your own work.
This way when one goes into for example "gang interviews", the
portfolios can be passed around, the pages are protected and don't get
worn, and your "stuff" is always in the same place. Some of these
portfolios have "little pockets for your own business cards" and many
use a plain 3 ring binder instead. I have seen many used that have
special little artistic touches, (like colored background sheets for
photos, etc.), and they should all have "divider" pages to point the way
to the different sections. Just another way to keep it professional.
Just passing along.
susan the grad granny/hopeful art educator reynolds