The introduction to the portfolio should give a general overview of what the CDA portfolio contains, and explain its purpose. It should also mention how the portfolio was put together, emphasizing any features that make it different from other portfolios.
2. Educational Philosophy Statement
The educational philosophy statement should express the educator's beliefs about teaching and learning. It ought to be well-written and based on research and evidence.
3. Professional Development Plan
The professional development plan acts as a guide for educators to continue developing themselves professionally. It should highlight current skills and areas which need improvement, along with laying out a timeline and steps on how to achieve these goals.
4. Teaching Portfolio
The teaching portfolio is intended to demonstrate the educator's effectiveness in the classroom. It should highlight examples of their instruction methods, assessment tools and student work samples.
5. Diversity and Inclusion Statement
The diversity and inclusion statement should be used to outline how the educator plans on promoting diversity and inclusion. It should effectively lay out key strategies or methods that would create an inclusive learning environment for all students.
The references section should detail any sources used while creating the portfolio. This encompasses anything from articles and books to websites or other materials that helped shape the content found within the portfolio.
7. Glossary of Terms
The specialized terms used throughout this portfolio are defined in the glossary of terms section. These could be related to education, teaching or child development.