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 technical support at

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Teacher Candidates

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. Each program has a specific table of contents marked for student teaching. Some programs may have more than one designated for student teaching. If you have already created a program portfolio, you should already be assigned to your respective department, and you will have access to the correct student teaching table of contents. If your student teaching portfolio is the first portfolio you are creating, make sure you go to the correct department to find your table of contents. Some examples of these tables of contents include:

  • ELED Undergraduate Student Teaching Portfolio
  • Health Education Student Teaching Portfolio
  • SPED Undergraduate Student Teaching Portfolio

It is important that you are using your program's student teaching table of contents because certain programs will have additional rubrics that must be sent in with the standard rubrics. Confirm with your instructor which one you are supposed to use.

All work goes directly to the instructor. Both your supervisor and cooperating teacher should have their own account. Failure to properly turn in your work could result in a failing grade.

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.

When submitting work, if your program has any additional rubrics that must be submitted with the standard rubrics, you will have the extra step of selecting the rubrics that you are being evaluated with. All students must select the standard rubric. No exceptions. Only select additional rubrics that apply to you.

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. 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.

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Additional guides for common practices: