Artifacts are exhibits that show what a teacher
They are facts about the art of teaching. Artifacts are saved on
disks throughout the course of a teacher education program. In this
format, they can easily be included or imported to a CD-ROM or a
The listed items on both sides of the blue
borders are artifacts. Artifacts
can be lesson plans, photographs of special activities that
demonstrate your expertise in teaching and guiding students, a
statement of your beliefs (philosophy), a description or samples of
units, resume, tech projects, sample assessment strategies, exhibits
of student work with explanatory comments, and reflections.
Here are two
examples of artifacts from an elementary portfolio
designed to illustrate planning ability.