Last Friday evening I joined one of Professor Doyle's secondary education classes to learn all about our new ePortflio process from the six pioneering students who had just gone through it. David, Katie, Andrea, Nathan, Marran, and Dan, met with professor Doyle and me to debrief and let us know what did and didn't work for them regarding their completion of their ePortfolios so that future students would have the wisdom of their experiences.
In a nutshell, which it certainly is not, the Licensure Portfolio is a Vermont State DOE requirement of all students seeking licensure to teach in Vermont and, ultimately, any other State. Traditionally it is a collection of papers that attest to, and document, the student's ability to teach at either the secondary or elementary level. It contains assignments from courses, field placements and, primarily, the student teaching experience. The portfolio is typically between three and six inches thick and presented in a 3-ring binder.