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. You are responsible for granting your supervisor and cooperating teacher access to these rubrics by uploading content to your portfolio. Failure to do this could result in a failing grade.
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.
You can use the sections marked forObservations to upload the lesson plan used for that particular observation, however this is not necessary. What is necessary is that your supervisor and cooperating teacher are granted access to the Observation and Progress Report rubric in a timely fashion. If a version of your lesson plan is not available for upload at the required time, you can simply enter some placeholder text in the Observation section to release the rubric. For example, in the section marked "Observation #1 by the College Supervisor", you can type "Here is the assessment rubric" or "I am ready for my observation". By simply entering text, you will be able to click on the Submit button and send the appropriate rubric. Please note, you must enter your placeholder or your lesson plan in all six sections marked for Observations (Three for the supervisor, three for the cooperating teacher).
Please submit your work or placeholders by the following dates:
Observation 3 - November 27th
Observation 3 - October 2nd
DO NOT click Submit a second time once after you submit your early work or a placeholder. You will be able to upload your final work to your portfolio, however clicking Submit a second time will unnecessarily start a new assessment. Any content uploaded to a portfolio is saved automatically, and clicking Submit is not required unless the work needs to be sent to an assessor. Your instructor will instruct you to resubmit work if necessary.
This TOC is located under theOffice of Partnerships and Placement department.
If you are in a split placement, you will need to create a portfolio for each placement. Many split placement students only have to do the Teacher Candidate Work Sample once. If that is the case for you, you only have to submit your TCWS artifacts and work through one portfolio. You can leave the section blank for the second portfolio.
Supervisors and Cooperating Teachers
When it comes to the assessment process,you will be using Chalk & Wire's regular assessment process. A guide for this process is available here. 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.