Your school’s PIP portfolio is your collection of commentaries (stories) plus evidence that demonstrate how well your community language school is operating. The PIP portfolio is similar to the application for funding because it shows OMI that your school is worthy of receiving funding.
Instead of collecting paper documents and evidence, your PIP portfolio needs to be a collection of digital files that you keep and add-to online.
ADVICE How to build an online portfolio
Who creates the portfolio?
The PIP portfolio is all about learning and teaching your community language so it needs to be developed by people who understand teaching and learning community languages. It is recommended that the school has a team of portfolio developers to share the work and that they have all completed the following workshops:
- Tell me now; show me how to be a good language teacher (PLP)
- What makes for a good language program (PIP)
- Leadership in languages (PIP)
- Lesson planning (PLP)
There may also be additional workshops offered to support people developing portfolios, for example, Building an online portfolio. Workshops are advertised on the Community Languages WA web site, Facebook page and in the newsletter.
Help and support
AIM WA has a team of expert teachers who are available to help and support you as you develop your portfolio. You can get answers to your questions by email, by phone or in person if you need to meet one of the support team. If you have questions, email Pathways to Improvement . Please include the name of your school and your telephone number.