What is a Professional Portfolio?
A professional portfolio is a record of goals, growth, achievement, and professional attributes developed over time and in collaboration with others. A portfolio illustrates goals and development over time, and not simply the highest level of achievement. For teachers, a professional portfolio is a thoughtfully organized collection of artifacts that illustrates professional status, pedagogical expertise, subject matter knowledge, knowledge of learning processes, and professional and personal attributes that contribute to teaching. It should provide evidence for accomplishing the knowledge, skills and attributes put forth by Alberta Learning (KSAs). The professional portfolio itself is the product of, and cannot be separated from the reflection and assessment processes required to produce it.
Source: Winsor, P. (1998). A Guide to the Development of Professional Portfolios, revised September, 2019