English Language Learners Capstone Portfolio
This ELL Capstone Portfolio is the culmination of the teaching theories and practices I have come across and subscribed to during my time as a graduate student at the Peabody College of Education. It presents my teaching philosophy which contains three main tenets: 1) implementing a Funds of Knowledge pedagogy, 2) designing culturally and linguistically responsive content and language objectives, and 3) effectively managing various stakeholders. Following the teaching philosophy, I have included a detailed artifact analysis of the various artifacts I have created over the past two years. The analysis looks at how closely these artifacts exemplify the four Professional Knowledge Areas of Learner, the Learning Contexts, Curriculum and Assessment and the eight TESOL domains. I also look at the extent to which my teaching philosophy has been interwoven within these artifacts. Finally, I look to the future and discuss potential challenges as well as opportunities for continuous professional growth and development.