CHALK & WIRE STUDENT TEACHING
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 correct Table 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 (click “Can’t find your table of contents” if you don’t see the Department drop-down menu). 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 your Teacher 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 the Observations, 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 need to upload the lesson plan associated with that observation. This does not have to be the final version of the plan; it should in fact be the lesson plan you go into the observation with. In the case of the observation that both your Supervisor and Cooperating Teacher attend, you need to upload the lesson plan to both necessary sections and send it out to both instructors. You absolutely need to upload work for the OPRs in a timely fashion. Try to make sure that the work 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 Submit once. 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 with revised work after you submit the work the first time. These changes will be saved in your portfolio without having to click Submit; 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:
When it comes to the assessment process, you will be using Chalk & Wire's Regular Assessment process. 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 support at email@example.com, 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.
Additional guides for common practices: