Chalk & Wire Student Teaching Information
The following information pertains to using Chalk & Wire for Student Teaching purposes. If you have any questions concerning this process, please contact Ryan Hanley at, or call (401) 456-2806 (RIC ext. 2806).
As a Teacher Candidate, you will be using Chalk & Wire to upload work for your Teacher Candidate Work Sample and your Observations. One of the most important aspects of this is using the correctTable of Contents. For Student Teaching, you need to use the following TOC:
"Student Teaching Portfolio TOC"
This table of contents, and only this table of contents, contains the assessment rubrics that will be used to evaluate your work. It is located under the department of Office of Partnerships and Placement. You are responsible for granting your supervisor and cooperating teacher access to these rubrics by uploading content to your portfolio, and then submitting that content directly to them. Failure to do this could result in a failing grade. Both your supervisor and cooperating teacher should have their own account.
When submitting your work for yourTeacher Candidate Work Sample, only your final work should go into Chalk & Wire. All drafts and revisions should be exchanged outside of Chalk & Wire. All ELED students should submit their work to their seminar instructor. All other students should submit their work to their supervisor. Make sure all of your work is uploaded to this section before clicking Submit. Everything must be submitted at the same time.
For theObservations, you need to upload your work to the six numbered sections marked for the individual lessons (three for the supervisor, three for the cooperating teacher). In terms of what you need to upload, you have two choices:
You can also add a text placeholder to each of the sections and submit that. A text placeholder is created by clicking Add Text, and then typing in any line of text. It could be something along the lines of “Here is the rubric for lesson #1.” While your lesson plan won’t be linked to your scores, you can add all of your placeholders right away and not have to worry about your instructors gaining access to the rubrics.
Regardless of what you plan to upload, you absolutely need to upload work in a timely fashion. Try to make sure that the work/content is submitted before the actual observation. That way your instructor will have access to the rubric when they need it.
With all of these sections, you will only be able to click Submitonce. It is very important that you make sure that all of your work is properly uploaded before clicking Submit. This especially applies to the TCWS where all of the work must be uploaded at the same time. You are able to modify a portfolio section after you submit work. These changes will be saved in your portfolio; however they will not be linked to your score. These changes would be for your records and benefit only.
Split placement students will need to create a second portfolio for their second placement. You can use the same table of contents and go through this exact process. Students only needing to complete one TCWS can leave the section in their other portfolio blank.
Lastly, here are some guides that will help you with some common practices:
Supervisors and Cooperating Teachers
When it comes to the assessment process,you will be using Chalk & Wire's Regular Assessment process. Click here to access a guide on regular assessments. A key aspect to this process is that the Teacher Candidate begins the process. The assessment rubrics will not be available until the Teacher Candidate submits content to you.
If work is not being submitted to you,
be sure to connect with your student and make sure they are
uploading the work correctly. Contact technical
, or call (401) 456-2806 (RIC ext.
2806) for further assistance.
If you have any difficulties using the system, please contact technical support by either phone or email.