Your portfolio should demonstrate the ways in which you meet the relevant criteria. The portfolio includes the Portfolio Form and a supporting body of evidence. For the purposes of this process, a portfolio is defined as a collection and/or collation of information (evidence) with analysis that explicitly demonstrates practice that meets or exceeds the ACET professional criteria.
The portfolio should draw on a rich, broad curriculum context (the New Zealand Curriculum or Te Marautanga o Aotearoa), for example across learning areas and key competencies.
It must be sufficiently explicit and coherent that the panel of independent experts can navigate the material and draw the same conclusions as those expressed by you.
The sections of the form have been ordered to best assist the panel in evaluating your portfolio. It is likely that you will first complete Sections B to E. These sections can then be summarised in Section A to reinforce evidence that looks at all quadrants, with references to Sections B to E.
The word limits set for each section are to ensure that the portfolio can be evaluated effectively. Each portfolio (commentary and supporting body of evidence) must be able to be read and/or viewed in no more than 60 minutes.
The Portfolio Form consists of:
You are encouraged to make use of the professional tools noted below in preparing your portfolio:
Effective Pedagogy: Teaching as Inquiry (New Zealand Curriculum or Te Marautanga o Aotearoa)
Best Evidence Synthesis findings (BES A3) and exemplars https://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/topics/bes/resources/bes-exemplars
Inquiry and Knowledge Building Cycle
(See Appendix 2: Principles of professional learning and development)
Best Evidence Synthesis and cases
Learning Outcomes Quadrant
To allow for more than one panellist to evaluate a portfolio, documents will be scanned and saved along with any digital evidence for online evaluation.
The portfolio should be well structured and in clear sections.
The portfolio may be provided digitally or in hard copy. Digital evidence must be supplied on a memory stick or similar device. This is to ensure that the evaluation panel is able to open and access the evidence supplied. The device should be labelled with your name and TeachNZ ID.
The following formats will be accepted:
Digital copies are preferred however hard copies are also acceptable. Hard-copy evidence must be collated with your Portfolio Form and printed on A4 paper. It is strongly recommended that teachers take copies of both digital and hard copy portfolios.
If a teacher receives recognition as an ACET, the terms of the allowance are agreed to in signing the Portfolio Form.
To remain eligible to continue in the ACET recognition process, you must have no more than one permanent unit and a classroom teaching load of at least 0.8 Full Time Teaching Equivalent (FTTE).
Any changes to contact details or employment information that affect your eligibility for ACET recognition must be immediately advised to TeachNZ.