Chalk & Wire - TEP Portfolio System and Clinical Placement Database

Payment Options for a Chalk & Wire Subscription ($125)

  • CREDIT CARD
  • CHARGE TO YOUR LUTHER COLLEGE STUDENT ACCOUNT

If you elect to pay by credit card CLICK HERE  Renee Gunderson will receive an email notification as soon as your payment is submitted.

If you elect to have the $125 charge added to your Luther student account, please let Renee know by emailing her at [email protected]  After she receives your message, she will ask the Financial Services Office to add the charge to your student account.

Renee will activate/renew your Chalk & Wire subscription after she receives notice of your credit card payment or a message from you asking her to charge it to your student account.  She will send you a confirmation email message.

If you have a current subscription, your login information will remain the same.  If you are purchasing a subscription for the first time, you will receive an automated email message from Chalk & Wire with your login information.

 

The purpose of the Luther College TEP Portfolio System is two-fold:

  1. To show growth over time with respect to the 2011 InTASC Standards.
  2. To develop candidates' ability to articulate good teaching, citing evidence to support their understanding and application of what good teachers do.

The InTASC Standards were developed by the Chief State School Officers. These standards describe what teachers need to know, understand, and be able to do. Most states require their teacher candidates to demonstrate application of these standards as part of the expectations for licensure.

During the first 200-level Education course, candidates will learn about the Chalk & Wire system and be required to purchase a subscription. In this electronic portfolio, clinical placement information will be recorded, and candidates will document their learning throughout the education program. 

Introductory Portfolio

The Introductory Portfolio includes evidence of candidates’ ’ understanding of the InTASC standards. Artifacts (assignments) completed in the 200-level coursework and submitted to the portfolio show this understanding, which is foundational to the learning in the 300-level advanced methods coursework.

Developing Portfolio

The Developing Portfolio includes evidence of the candidates’ beginning application of the InTASC standards in the year of advanced methods coursework and the J-term clinical experience, where they deepen their understanding of planning, teaching, assessing, and reflection. Artifact evidence should be from application experiences and include use of academic language that will facilitate professional conversations on teaching and learning. 

Some candidates complete a performance assessment (e.g. edTPA) during student teaching or their first year of teaching. The Developing Portfolio is a significant opportunity to prepare candidates for performance assessments. 

Advanced Portfolio

In the Advanced Portfolio, candidates show their readiness to teach during the student teaching experience. The application and articulation of planning, teaching, assessing, reflection, and the use of academic language demonstrate readiness to teach.

 

Additional Information

Currently, teacher candidates can access their C&W portfolio and clinical placement information forever.  Once their subscription has expired, they can still access the information but they cannot add anything.  They do have the option, through C&W, to purchase additional subscriptions.

Questions regarding the portfolio system should be directed to the teacher candidate's 200-level education professor.

Questions regarding the clinical placement information or technical issues, should be directed to Renee Gunderson at [email protected] or call her at (563)387-1140.