For Students-Tk20

You will find directions on this page for using Tk20. If you have additional questions that cannot be answered from viewing the podcasts or reading the directions here, please contact the Director of Assessment, Heather Campbell (campbelh@stolaf).

To login to Tk20, visit this login page: https://tk20.stolaf.edu/campustoolshighered/start.do

For Students

For Student Teachers

For Students: Confirming Field Experience Placements (link to video directions)

After you have signed up for a field experience placement and confirmed that placement with your host teacher, you MUST enter the details of the placement in Tk20 by the deadline OR YOUR FIELD EXPERIENCE MAY NOT COUNT TOWARD YOUR COURSE REQUIREMENTS. Here are the steps once you’ve purchased your account, logged in, and changed your password.

  1. Click on the Applications tab at the top of the page.
  2. On the left hand navigation bar, click on Create.
  3. On the right hand drop-down box, choose Field Experience Confirmation Form Semester Year
  4. Complete the form – do ONE application for each course and each host teacher.
    • If you are taking more than one course, complete an application FOR EACH COURSE, even if you are using the same field experience.
    • If you are only taking one course but are working with more than one host teacher, complete an application FOR EACH TEACHER.
  5. For the table in the application you are asked to complete about your field experience days and times, you are to fill out the days of the week and times each week that you are in the schools.
    • Click on “Add Row.”
    • Complete the day of the field experience (e.g Mondays), the start time when you are scheduled to begin working in the classroom (e.g 9:15 am), and the end time when you leave the classroom (e.g 10:15 am)
    • Do one row for each day of the week you are at the school
  6. When you are done, click on SUBMIT, and that will send it to Sue. You can also SAVE DRAFT it if you need to work on it at a later date. Remember that SAVE will not submit it to Sue.

For Students: Applying to the Teacher Education Program

In order to pursue a teaching license at St. Olaf College, you must first be admitted to the Teacher Education program. This is generall completed while you are enrolled in ED 290. Here are the steps once you’ve purchased your account, logged in, and changed your password.

  1. Click on the Applications tab at the top of the page.
  2. On the left hand navigation bar, click on Create. 
  3. Select the application type Teacher Education Application — Part 1.
  4. Complete all fields in this application.
    • You will be asked to upload a Personal Statement. Please answer the questions listed in Tk20 in a 1-2 page, double-spaced word document.
    • Assess yourself on the Dispositions — please answer honestly; we are looking for reflective students who accurately assess their strengths and weaknesses. Only choose “3″ if that is really your area of strength.
  5. When you are done, click on SUBMIT and you will be ready for your meetings with faculty. You can also SAVE DRAFT it if you need to work on it at a later date. Remember that SAVE will not submit it.
  6. After submitting Part 1, you will need to meet with Content Faculty (that list is in Tk20 at the bottom of the application). Once you’ve met with that faculty member, you can call x3245 to schedule an appointment with an Education Faculty member to complete Part 2; allow 45 minutes. If your Content Faculty is the same as the Education Department Faculty member, you will only need to meet once. You should bring any course schedule you planned with your Content Faculty member to the meeting with the Education Department faculty member.
  7. ALL parts of this application process MUST be completed by the deadline outlined in the Education Calendar or your application may not be processed.

For Students: Completing Assignments

Your professors will assign key assessments in each Education class. These key assessments will have standards associated with them. It is important to upload these assignments in Tk20 for grading so we have a record of how well you met the standards. Here are the steps once you’ve purchased your account, logged in, and changed your password.

  1. Click on the assignment you want to complete under Pending Tasks (or you can find your assignments if you click on the Courses–>Assignments tab). A Pending Task will be labeled with a little red flag. Once the assignment has been submitted, the red flag will change to a green checkmark.
  2. Click on the assignment to complete.
  3. On the left side of the screen, you will see the instructions for the assignment. On the right side, you will have options to either submit an artifact or a file.
  4. Upload your document (Add File button) or attach an artifact.
  5. When you are done, click on SUBMIT ASSIGNMENT, and that will send it to your professor. You can also SAVE DRAFT it if you need to work on it at a later date. If you don’t click on the SAVE button at the bottom of the page, your work will NOT be saved.
  6. To view the completed rubric, click on Courses–>Assignments. You will see the Assessment Tool listed at the bottom of the right side Details box.

For Students: Completing Field Experience Binders and Goal Sheets and Viewing Host Teacher Evaluations

It is important that you complete your field experience binders ON TIME and accurately. You will receive emails outlining dates that your binders are available and due each semester. Here are the steps once you’ve purchased your account, logged in, and changed your password. There is a two step process for creating your goal sheet and then attaching it to a field experience binder later in the semester.

Step 1 — Creating the Goal Sheet (link to video directions)

  1. You should start your goal sheet early in the semester and then use this electronic artifact to record your hours.
  2. Click on the Artifacts tab.
  3. On the left, click Create and select Field Experience Goal Sheet as the artifact type.
  4. Give your artifact a title — use the semester, year, your last name, course number, school. Example: Fall 2013 Xiong ED 246 Greenvale.
  5. Complete one artifact for each placement you are completing. Name them appropriately (by class and placement). You must first change the Title:
    • If you have two placements for one class, create two goal sheets and name them: “Fall 2013 Xiong ED 246 Greenvale” and “Fall 2013 Xiong ED 246 Nfield HS”
    • If you have one placement that is covering two classes, only do ONE goal sheet: “Fall 2013 Xiong ED 246 and 330 Greenvale”
  6. Complete ALL FIELDS in the artifact. If a field has an * in it, your must complete it, or you will not be able to save your goal sheet. You will need to enter something in these fields in order to save it. You can later revise these fields when you are ready to submit.
  7. At the bottom of the page, enter your hours in a table. Click on Add Row. List the date of the first time you went to field experience, followed by the number of hours (please record in quarter hours — that is, 2.00 hours, 2.50 hours, 2.25 hours, etc.). Also briefly describe in a few words what you did during your field experience that day. Click Add Row to add additional days and hours. When you’ve entered all your hours, compute the total number of hours and enter them in the appropriate spaces. 
  8. Click on SAVE DRAFT. That will return you to the previous screen where you will see the new Goal Sheet Artifact you created.
  9. You can return to this Goal Sheet any time to keep track of your hours by clicking on the Artifacts tab.

Step 2 — Attaching the Goal Sheet to the Field Experience Binder (link to video directions)

  1. WIth 1-2 weeks left in the semester, you will get an email from the Director of Assessment that your field experience binder has been sent to you. This means that you can now attach your goal sheet to your field experience binder.
  2. You can access the binder from two locations. This binder will be listed as a “Pending Task” with a little red flag:
    • You can find the binder under the “Pending Tasks” section on the Home page.
    • Click on the Field Experience tab to find the binder.
  3. Click on the link next to the red flag.
  4. Click on Goal Sheet to attach your Goal Sheet artifact. Under the Title column, click on Click here to Attach. You will get an option to attach an existing artifact. Select the Goal Sheet artifact that corresponds with this field experience course, click on Continue.
  5. It will tell you that the artifact is attached. Click OK. That will return you to the previous screen. You may only attach one Goal Sheet to each binder.
  6. Click on SUBMIT, and that will send it to your professor. If you don’t click on the SUBMIT button at the bottom of the page, your work will NOT be saved and submitted. Your field experience host teacher will complete an evaluation of your work in his/her classroom; you can see this evaluation by clicking on the Assessment tab.

Step 3 — Viewing Your Host Teacher’s Evaluation

  1. Click on the Field Experience tab. You will see a list of all the field experiences you have done in Tk20. Click on the one you would like to read.
  2. Click on the Assessment tab at the top of the binder view. You will see links for the Field Experience Host Evaluation and the Goal Sheet Sign-Off. Click on the link for the Evaluation.
  3. If your host teacher completed his/her evaluation of your field experience, you will be able to see his/her responses. If an evaluation has not been completed, you will see an incomplete evaluation.
  4. When you are finished viewing the evaluation, click Close twice at the bottom of the page.

For Students: Completing the Candidate Presentation Portfolio

The Candidate Presentation gives students an opportunity to reflect on progress towards meeting the MN Board of Teaching standards through Education coursework and field experiences, and it will help the Education Department gauge readiness to student teach. Successful completion of this presentation (generally in the semester prior to student teaching) is required in order to student teach.  The assignment can be found here: assignment for the Candidate Presentation.

  1. Click on the Portfolio tab. You should see the Candidate Presentation Portfolio labeled with a little red flag.
  2. Click on the Candidate Presentation Portfolio link.
  3. Click on the Artifact Wizard to upload files or artifacts. 
  4. Upload your files that correspond with the Standards. Under each standard, click on the link that says Click Here to Attach. Select Create a new file and upload the file that corresponds with that particular task. If you need to attach more than one file, click on Click to Attach Another File listed next the the “Choose File” button. If you do that, the group of files will be saved, essentially, to a folder, so be careful what you title the first file, as that will be the name of the folder (see the podcast for a visual of this).
  5. As you are working, periodically click on the SAVE button at the bottom of the portfolio. Your portfolio IS NOT saved until you click on that button, even though your artifacts show up as being attached.
  6. Once all files are attached, you will complete a Portfolio Reflection Form for each standard. This is where you will write how the evidence you’ve just uploaded demonstrates that you have met each standard. Type in your response and click Add.
  7. For the Dispositions, you will create a Dispositions Artifact. click on “Click here to Attach.” Click on the radio button that says “Create a new Disposition Self-Assessment .” Complete the artifact. You will also do a reflection for the Dispositions.
  8. Upload your Goals and your Statement of Readiness to Student Teach under the appropriate tabs.
  9. When you are done, click on SUBMIT, and that will send it to your professor. You can also SAVE by clicking at the bottom of the screen it if you need to work on it at a later date. Remember that SAVE will not submit it. Also, if you exit this screen without SAVING your work (at the bottom of the screen), all your uploaded files will be gone.

For Students: Completing the ED 290 Portfolio

Here are the steps for completing your ED 290 Portfolio in Tk20.

  1. Click on the Portfolio tab. You should see the ED 290 Portfolio labeled with a little red flag.
  2. Click on the ED 290 Portfolio link.
  3. Click on the Artifact Wizard to upload files or artifacts. 
  4. Upload your files that correspond with the Standards. Under each standard, click on the link that says Click Here to Attach. Select Create a new file and upload the file that corresponds with that particular task. If you need to attach more than one file, click on Click to Attach Another File listed next the the “Choose File” button. If you do that, the group of files will be saved, essentially, to a folder, so be careful what you title the first file, as that will be the name of the folder (see the podcast for a visual of this).
  5. As you are working, periodically click on the SAVE button at the bottom of the portfolio. Your portfolio IS NOT saved until you click on that button, even though your artifacts show up as being attached.
  6. Once all files are attached, click on Portfolio Reflection Form. This is where you will write how the evidence you’ve just uploaded demonstrates that you have met each standard. Type in your response and click Add. Do one reflection for each standard.
  7. When you are done, click on SUBMIT, and that will send it to your professor. You can also SAVE by clicking at the bottom of the screen it if you need to work on it at a later date. Remember that SAVE will not submit it. Also, if you exit this screen without SAVING your work (at the bottom of the screen), all your uploaded files will be gone.

For Students: Creating Video Artifacts to Share

If you want to share your microteaching video with your instructor or classmates, follow the directions below.

  1. Click on the Artifacts tab, click on Videos, and then on Create.
  2. Upload your video – make sure that it is compressed to 100 mb or less. Podcasts regarding video in Tk20:
    1. Getting movies from camera to computer
    2. How to create your video (using iMovie)
    3. Using Handbrake to compress video
  3. In the Share With box, indicate either the people with whom you want to share the video (use first and last name to search) or the courses. Decide what permissions to set for sharing comments.
  4. When you are done, click on SAVE. This will save your video artifact and allow others to comment on it.
  5. To access other’s videos, on the left side box, click Others’ Videos.

For Students: Seeing Your MTLE Scores

If you want to see your MTLE scores, follow the directions below. These scores are generally available in the system approximately 6 weeks after you take the test(s).

  1. Click on the Artifacts tab, click on Artifact Reports, and then on St. Olaf: MY Test Scores (student).
  2. Insert the parameters for your query (select “All” for tests, and indicate a date range in which you scores could be located).
  3. Click on Display Report. You can view the report in this window, or you can export it to an Excel document.

For Student Teachers: Providing Your Teaching Schedule

Here are the steps for providing the Education Department with your teaching schedule and other details about your student teaching placement. Please complete this for each placement.

  1. Click on the Applications tab at the top of the page.
  2. On the left hand navigation bar, click on Create.
  3. Select the application type Student Teaching Schedule.
  4. Make sure to CAREFULLY complete this form, as it will provide your college supervisors with important information they will use when visiting you.
  5. If you didn’t get a chance to finish the application in one setting, you can SAVE it and return to it by clicking on the “Applications” tab.
  6. Once you finish the application, click on SUBMIT. If you don’t SUBMIT the application, your supervisors and the Education Department will not be able to see the information you provided.
  7. If you need to change your schedule, Sue/Heather can REVOKE the assessment and grant an extension. From the “Applications”–>”Browse” page, you should see the application you created for your schedule. Click on the RECALL button, make changes and resubmit.

For Student Teachers/Students: Completing the edTPA

Here are the steps for completing your edTPA in Tk20.

  1. Click on the Portfolio tab. You should see the edTPA labeled with a little red flag. Once the TPA has been submitted, the red flag will change to a green checkmark. 
  2. Click on the TPA link.
  3. You can download your handbook from this first page if you want an electronic pdf file.
  4. Click on the Artifact Wizard to upload any files or artifacts for the edTPA. This page will tell you what files you must submit for the edTPA for each task.
  5. You should download all the Templates to your desktop and rename them according to the file names listed in the template document (or your handbook). Save these templates as you will be using them to complete the edTPA prompts. 
  6. Upload your files that correspond with the tasks. Click on the link that says Click Here to Attach. Select Create a new template and upload the file that corresponds with that particular task. If you need to attach more than one file, click on Click to Attach Another File listed next the the “Choose File” button. If you do that, the group of files will be saved, essentially, to a folder, so be careful what you title the first file, as that will be the name of the folder (see the podcast for a visual of this).
  7. As you are working, periodically click on the SAVE button at the bottom of the portfolio. Your portfolio IS NOT saved until you click on that button, even though your artifacts show up as being attached.
  8. STUDENT TEACHERS ONLY: Check the “Candidate Attestation” box if you are asked to do so when you are ready to submit.
  9. When you are done, click on SUBMIT, and that will send it to your professor. You can also SAVE it if you need to work on it at a later date. Remember that SAVE will not submit it. Also, if you exit this screen without SAVING your work, all your uploaded files will be gone.
  10. Other podcasts:
    1. Getting movies from camera to computer
    2. How to create your video (using iMovie)
    3. Using Handbrake to compress video
  11. Other resources
    1. Tk20 Directions for edTPA
    2. Tk20 Guidelines for video
    3. Tk20 Directions for Using Handbrake

For Student Teachers: Completing the Midterm Student Teaching Assessment

Here are the steps for completing your Midterm ST Assessment in Tk20.

  1. Under Pending Tasks click on Please start the Field Experience Student Teaching Midterm Assessment.
  2. Click on the Artifact Wizard icon (on the right)
  3. You will see a row in a table marked “Student Teaching Midterm Self-Evaluation;” click Click here to Attach.
  4. You will now be creating an artifact. Click on Create new Student Teaching Midterm Self-Evaluation.
  5. Click on the Continue button
  6. You will not be attaching any files, but you will be completing this form for your self-evaluation
  7. Give the form the title — “YOUR NAME Student Teaching Midterm Self-Evaluation” (You MUST complete any field with an *). If you are completing more than one midterm evaluation, please indicate your host teacher’s name.
  8. You can skip the description box
  9. Click on the radio buttons to indicate where you feel you are in your teaching practice for each criteria using these guidelines. You will complete one form for each cooperating teacher:
    • Emerging – This is an area in which I could improve a great deal
    • Basic – I meet this criteria, but there is still some room for improvement.
    • Proficient – This is one of my real teaching strengths; I am confident of my proficiency in this area
  10. SAVE the form (VERY important!!); you can continue to edit this form until you SUBMIT.
  11. SUBMIT the form when you are ready.
  12. You will be able to see your form and your host teacher’s form when both are completed. In addition, your college supervisors will be able to see this self-assessment form.

For Student Teachers: Completing the Final Student Teaching Assessment (for half-semester placements)

Here are the steps for completing your Final ST Assessment in Tk20.

  1. Under Pending Tasks click on Please start the Field Experience Student Teaching Final Assessment.
  2. Click on the Artifact Wizard icon (on the right)
  3. You will see a row in a table marked Student Teacher Feedback on Cooperating Teacher; click Click here to Attach.
  4. You will now be creating an artifact. Click on Create new Student Teacher Feedback on Cooperating Teacher.
  5. Click on the Continue button
  6. You will not be attaching any files, but you will be completing this form for your self-evaluation
  7. Give the form the title — “YOUR NAME Student Teacher Feedback on Cooperating Teacher TEACHER NAME” (You MUST complete any field with an *).
  8. You can skip the description box.
  9. Click on the radio buttons to indicate your ratings on your host teacher. Only the Director of Student Teaching (Rosie Pfarr-Baker) will see this form.
  10. SAVE the form (VERY important!!); you can continue to edit this form until you SUBMIT.
  11. Next, you will see a row in a table marked Student Teaching Attendance Form; click Click here to Attach.
  12. You will now be creating an artifact. Click on Create New Attendance Form.
  13. Click on the Continue button
  14. You will not be attaching any files, but you will be completing this form for your self-evaluation
  15. Give the form the title — “YOUR NAME Attendance First 7 week placement” (You MUST complete any field with an *).
  16. You can skip the description box.
  17. Indicate the dates you were absent and write a reason for your absences. Your cooperating teacher must verify these hours, so it is very important that you complete this as soon as possible.
  18. SAVE the form (VERY important!!); you can continue to edit this form until you SUBMIT.
  19. If you want to SAVE before submitting, you need to click AGAIN on the SAVE button at the bottom of the page.
  20. SUBMIT the forms when you have completed all artifacts

For Student Teachers: Completing the Final Student Teaching Assessment Binder (for second half-semester and full semester placements)

Here are the steps for completing your Final ST Assessment in Tk20. NOTE that most of the directions below ask you to create artifacts. When you create artifacts in Tk20, once they are saved within the binder, you cannot edit them. If you would rather create all these artifacts first in Tk20 and THEN attach them (so you can edit them later) — here’s how:

  1. Click on the Artifacts tab.
  2. On the left, click Create and select the particular artifact you want to create as the artifact type.
  3. Give your artifact a title that is specific to this assignment.
  4. Complete ALL FIELDS in the artifact. If a field has an * in it, your must complete it, or you will not be able to save it.
  5. Click on SAVE. That will return you to the previous screen where you will see the new Artifact you created.
  6. You can return to this Artifact to revise it at any time. Once it is complete, attach it to your Student Teaching binder.

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Overall Binder Instructions:

  1. Under Pending Tasks click on Please start the Field Experience Student Teaching Final Assessment.
  2. Click on the Artifact Wizard icon (on the right).
    1. You will see a row in a table marked Disposition Self-Assessment; click Click here to Attach.
      1. You will now be creating an artifact. Click on Create new Disposition Self-Assessment
      2. Click on the Continue button
      3. You will not be attaching any files, but you will be completing this artifact for your self-evaluation
      4. Give the artifact the title — “YOUR NAME Disposition Self-Assessment” (You MUST complete any field with an *).
      5. Skip the description box.
      6. Click on the radio buttons to indicate your self-assessment ratings. Only the Director of Student Teaching (Rosie Pfarr-Baker) will see this artifact.
      7. SAVE the form (VERY important!!). Make sure you also click on the SAVE button at the bottom of the page.
    2. You will see a row in a table marked Feedback on College Supervisor; click Click here to Attach.
      1. You will now be creating an artifact. Click on Create New Feedback on College Supervisor.
      2. Click on the Continue button
      3. You will not be attaching any files, but you will be completing this artifact to provide feedback on your college supervisors
      4. Give the artifact the title — “YOUR NAME Feedback on College Supervisor SUPERVISOR NAME” (You MUST complete any field with an *).
      5. Skip the description box.
      6. Click on the radio buttons to indicate your ratings for your college supervisors. Only the Director of Student Teaching (Rosie Pfarr-Baker) will see this artifact. However, she will also share summary ratings and comments in aggregate form with supervisors (that is, she will compile feedback from all student teachers to share with supervisors).
      7. SAVE the artifact (VERY important!!). Make sure you also click on the SAVE button at the bottom of the page.
      8. If you have more than one college supervisor, you will have space for more than one artifact. Make sure to evaluate ALL your college supervisors.
    3. You will see a row in a table marked Feedback on Cooperating Teacher; click Click here to Attach.
      1. You will now be creating an artifact. Click on Create new Student Teacher Feedback on Cooperating Teacher
      2. Click on the Continue button
      3. You will not be attaching any files, but you will be completing this artifact to provide feedback on your cooperating teacher(s).
      4. Give the form the title — “YOUR NAME Feedback on Cooperating Teacher TEACHER NAME” (You MUST complete any field with an *).
      5. Skip the description box.
      6. Click on the radio buttons to indicate your ratings on your host teacher. Only the Director of Student Teaching (Rosie Pfarr-Baker) will see this artifact.
      7. SAVE the artifact (VERY important!!); make sure you also click on the SAVE button at the bottom of the page.
      8. If you have more than one cooperating teacher, you will have space for more than one artifact. Make sure to evaluate ALL your cooperating teachers.
    4. You will see a row in a table marked Evaluation of the Teacher Education Program; click Click here to Attach.
      1. You will now be creating an artifact. Click on Create New Evaluation of the Teacher Education Program
      2. Click on the Continue button
      3. You will not be attaching any files, but you will be creating this artifact.
      4. Give the form the title — “YOUR NAME Program Evaluation” (You MUST complete any field with an *).
      5. Skip the description box.
      6. Click on the radio buttons to indicate your ratings. Only the Director of Student Teaching (Rosie Pfarr-Baker) will see this artifact.
      7. SAVE the form (VERY important!!); you can continue to edit this artifact until you SUBMIT. Make sure you also click on the SAVE button at the bottom of the artifact.
    5. You will see a row in a table marked Student Teaching Report; click on the hyperlink ST Report to download the file with questions you will complete. Rename the file with your name (YOUR NAME Student Teaching Report). Once you have finished the report, click Click here to Attach.
      1. You will now be uploading a file. Click on Create a new file
      2. Click on the Continue button
      3. Click on Choose File and attach your Student Teaching Report as a word document
      4. Click on Save. Make sure you also click on the SAVE button at the bottom of the form.
    6. You will see a row in a table marked “Human Relations.”
      1. You will now be creating an artifact. Click on Create new Human Relations Experiential and Cognitive Component.
      2. Click on the Continue button
      3. You will not be attaching any files, but you will be completing this artifact to outline the courses and experiences you’ve had with diversity.
      4. Give the artifact the title — “YOUR NAME Human Relations.”
      5. Skip the description box.
      6. Add rows to each of the tables to list the courses you had that addressed each type of diversity listed. You might list a course more than once.
      7. Add text to the text boxes to outline how you experienced each type of diversity. These experiences could be field experiences, student teaching, interim, summer jobs, etc.
      8. SAVE the artifact (VERY important!!).
      9. You will now be uploading a file for the second line under Human Relations. This will be the essay you write about Human Relations. Together, successful completion of the artifact and the essay meet the requirements of EDUC 382.
        1. Click on Create a new file.
        2. Click on the Continue button
        3. Click on Choose File and attach your Human Relations essay as a word document
        4. Click on Save. Make sure you also click on the SAVE button at the bottom of the page.
    7. You will see a row in a table marked Student Teaching Attendance Form; DO THIS YOUR LAST DAY OF STUDENT TEACHING AND SAVE. Click on Click here to Attach.
      1. You will now be creating an artifact. Click on Create New Attendance Form.
      2. Click on the Continue button
      3. You will not be attaching any files, but you will be completing this artifact
      4. Give the form the title — “YOUR NAME Student Teaching Attendance” (complete all fields with an *).
      5. Skip the description box.
      6. Indicate the dates you were absent and write a reason for your absences. Your cooperating teacher(s) must verify these hours, so it is very important that you complete this as soon as possible.
      7. SAVE the form (VERY important!!). Make sure you also click on the SAVE button at the bottom of the page.
    8. You will see a row in a table marked Student Teaching Goals (from Candidate Presentation). Click on Click here to Attach.
      1. You will now be uploading a file. This file should already exist in Tk20. Look at the list that populates in the window and select the file you used for your student teaching goals from your candidate presentation.
      2. Click on the Continue button; click on ok.
      3. Click on Choose File and attach your Student Teaching Report as a word document
      4. Click on Save. Make sure you also click on the SAVE button at the bottom of the form.
  3. If you want to SAVE before submitting, you need to click AGAIN on the SAVE button at the bottom of the page before you exit out of Tk20.
  4. SUBMIT the binder when you have completed all artifacts

For Student Teachers: Viewing Letters of Recommendation and Student Teaching Evaluations

Here are the steps for viewing the assessments from student teaching.

  1. Click on the Field Experience tab. You will see a list of all the field experiences you have done in Tk20. Click on a link that has “Final ST Evaluation” or “Final ST Assessment.” Please note that if you have two student teaching placements, you will have two final assessment binders to view.
  2. Click on the Assessment tab at the top of the binder view. You will see links for letters of recommendation and the final assessment forms. You should be able to download the letters of recommendation when looking for teaching positions.

For Student Teachers: Standard 1 Portfolio

Here are the steps for completing your Standard 1 Portfolio.

  1. Click on the Portfolio tab. You should see Student Teaching Standard 1 Portfolio labeled with a little red flag. In this portfolio, you will include your evidence that you’ve met Standard 1. Click on the link.
  2. Click on the Artifact Wizard.
  3. You will see five spaces to upload artifacts. Standard 1 is the first one. You can find all the MN Board of Teaching links for Standard 1 at this link: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/rules/?id=8710. Page down until you see the Teacher Standards section for your licensure area(s).
  4. Under “Attachment,” you will see “File.” On that same line under “Title, click on Click Here to Attach to upload an artifact.
  5. Upload your files that correspond with the Tasks. Select Create a new file and upload the file that corresponds with that particular task. If you need to attach more than one file, click on Click to Attach Another File listed next the the “Choose File” button. If you do that, the group of files will be saved, essentially, to a folder, so be careful what you title the first file, as that will be the name of the folder (see the podcast for a visual of this). You need to upload at least THREE files (for each licensure area) to show that you’ve met Standard 1.
  6. You can also attach additional files next to the New Item link.
  7. Once all files are attached, click on Portfolio Reflection Form. This is where you will write how the evidence you’ve just uploaded demonstrates that you have met Standard 1. Type in your response and click Add.
  8. Scroll to the bottom and click SAVE; if you don’t save it here, your work will not be saved. DO NOT CLICK ON SUBMIT until you are ready to submit the ENTIRE portfolio.

For Student Teachers and Alumni: Providing Updates to the Education Department

Here are the steps for keeping the Education Department updated on your jobs, location, and exciting life experiences!

  1. Login to Tk20 (if you cannot remember your password and cannot reset it, please email Sue Couture or Heather Campbell to reset it)
  2. Click on Applications–>Create–>Alumni Update Form
  3. Complete the form and SUBMIT it.