# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Early Childhood, Education, and Services II Task 455933002

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Prepare a professional portfolio.

Definition

Preparation should include ensuring that the portfolio
  • is rated acceptable according to predetermined standards and the Childhood Development Association (CDA) for correctness, completeness, conciseness, clarity, and consideration of the reader
  • includes a résumé, cover letter, list of references, and any additional professional development certificates.
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Process/Skill Questions

Thinking
  • What should be included in a professional portfolio?
  • What factors influence the self-presentation in a résumé?
  • What criteria should be used to evaluate a professional portfolio?
  • What are some of the legal and ethical issues surrounding the job application process?
Communication
  • What are the most important points for a résumé or application letter to communicate to a prospective employer?
  • How are electronic résumés different from printed résumés? How are the two alike?
Leadership
  • How can a job seeker ensure that his or her professional portfolio is effective? How can an ineffective portfolio be improved?
  • What are some strategies for dealing with negative information that must be included in an application package?
Management
  • What models are available to job seekers wishing to develop an effective professional portfolio?
  • How can a job seeker adjust the professional portfolio to pursue a specific job opportunity?

Related Standards of Learning

English

11.6

The student will write in a variety of forms, to include persuasive/argumentative, reflective, interpretive, and analytic with an emphasis on persuasion/argumentation.
  1. Apply components of a recursive writing process for multiple purposes to create a focused, organized, and coherent piece of writing to address a specific audience and purpose.
  2. Produce arguments in writing developing a thesis that demonstrates knowledgeable judgments, addresses counterclaims, and provides effective conclusions.
  3. Organize claims, counterclaims, and evidence in a sustained and logical sequence.
  4. Adapt evidence, vocabulary, voice, and tone to audience, purpose, and situation.
  5. Use words, phrases, clauses, and varied syntax to create a cohesive argument.
  6. Blend multiple forms of writing including embedding narratives to produce effective essays.
  7. Revise writing for clarity of content, accuracy and depth of information.
  8. Write and revise to a standard acceptable both in the workplace and in postsecondary education.

12.6

The student will write in a variety of forms to include persuasive/argumentative reflective, interpretive, and analytic with an emphasis on persuasion/argumentation.
  1. Apply components of a recursive writing process for multiple purposes to create a focused, organized, and coherent piece of writing to address a specific audience and purpose.
  2. Produce arguments in writing that develop a thesis to demonstrate knowledgeable judgments, address counterclaims, and provide effective conclusions.
  3. Use a variety of rhetorical strategies to clarify and defend a position organizing claims, counterclaims, and evidence in a sustained and logical sequence.
  4. Blend multiple forms of writing including embedding a narrative to produce effective essays.
  5. Adapt evidence, vocabulary, voice, and tone to audience, purpose, and situation.
  6. Use words, phrases, clauses, and varied syntax to connect all parts of the argument creating cohesion from the information presented.
  7. Revise writing for clarity of content, depth of information, and technique of presentation.
  8. Write and revise to a standard acceptable both in the workplace and in postsecondary education.
  9. Write to clearly describe personal qualifications for potential occupational or educational opportunities.

Other Related Standards

FCCLA National Programs

Power of One: A Better You

 

Power of One: Family Ties

 

Power of One: Working on Working

 

FCCLA: STAR Events (2019)

Career Investigation

 

Job Interview

 

National Programs in Action

 

Professional Presentation

 

National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education

4.1.5

Create an employment portfolio to communicate education and early childhood knowledge and skills.