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Student Teaching/Intern TK20 User Guide

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During student teaching the university will be utilizing a system called TK20 and its “Field Experience” binder application to support the collection of data and assessments that are necessary to be documented during that experience. The binder serves as portfolio of work where the student, cooperating teacher, and Faculty Supervisor will all be able to access and document necessary requirements of their role through student teaching. The following instructions will provide guidance for Student Teachers and how they will be utilizing the binder to submit their documentation and complete student evaluations.

Accessing Your Binder

Students will be able to access their TK20 accounts through a launch point located inside their classroom as well as via a quick link located in their student portal.

Classroom Launch:

Inside the classroom located at the top of the page under the “Course Content”

My Phoenix Portal Launch: (Activated on 10.15.20)

You may also access your binder via the MyPhoenix portal by clicking on the link titled “Tk20/Time Logs” located at the footer of the page.


You may also find the link in the MyPhoenix main menu by clicking the three-line icon in the top right of the screen. The Tk20/Time Logs link is in the “Study & Learn” category.

After logging in you will see this view. To access the binder please click on the tab titled “Field Experience”

Once you click on the “Field Experience” Tab a sub tab will generate titled “My Field Experience” and in the middle dashboard you will see the binder(s) that have been created and assigned to you. Note: Some students may have multiple binders. Please work out of the binder that applies to your current student teaching or intern experience.

To access the binder, click on the name of the binder to proceed.

Once you have clicked into the binder you will see the below displayed.

You will notice different tabs that may be clicked on. Each tab will serve a different function or space to submit and/or to complete different documentation requirements. The name of the tabs may vary by program but some of the examples you will see are below:

  • Binder Name tab
  • Acknowledgments
  • Weekly Reflections
  • Lesson Plans
  • Student Feedback Forms
  • Credential Requirements (CA Students Only)
  • Assessment

The following will guide you through the work you need to complete or view within each tab.

It is important to note that because you will be working out of this binder throughout the duration of your student teaching, you will want to utilize the “Save” button rather then the “Submit” so that the binder will remain open until the end of your student teaching. Only use the “Submit” button at the conclusion of student teaching signifying you have acknowledged and uploaded all necessary requirements and will not be intending to add more later down the road.

Acknowledgments

In this tab you will trigger a form that you use to acknowledge receipt and understanding of the student orientation checklist, acknowledgement of meeting with your Cooperating Teacher or Faculty Supervisor to review the midterm and final evaluations that will be conducted throughout that experience. Additionally what will be found here is understanding of expectations for edTPA or Teacher Work Sample Instructions.

Click on the “Select” button to open the acknowledgement form and to further apply your responses to the acknowledgement questions. Once you have provided your responses, click on the green “Add” button at the bottom to save your responses. NOTE: If you are attempting to come back to this tab later the “Add” button will be changed to “Update”. Also, you will notice an area in which you can upload documents. You may ignore this area and you do NOT need to upload any documentation here.

NOTE: For the Cooperating Teacher/Faculty Supervisor Midterm and Final acknowledgement sections; these should not be completed until you have met with your Cooperating Teacher and Faculty Supervisor and they have completed the midterm and final evaluations accordingly. You may review the results of these evaluations on your “Assessments” tab.

Student Feedback Forms

In this tab you will complete evaluations for both your Cooperating Teacher and Faculty Supervisor. To trigger the evaluation for each individual, click on the “Select” button located next to designated areas to proceed.

Once you have clicked on the “Select” button the form will then populate in which you will proceed to complete all areas that are marked with an asterisk (*). Once all required areas are completed click on the “Add” button on the bottom of the page.

Weekly Reflections

Teacher candidates will complete a minimum 12-week experience. Some states or districts require candidates to complete more than the minimum required weeks. For every week of the experience, please submit a Weekly Reflection. Your Faculty Supervisor will review and provide you feedback.

To complete a weekly reflection you will do so you by clicking on the “Select” button.

NOTE: The “Select” button will only appear the first time you go to submit an entry in the Weekly Reflection Form. After the initial entry is saved the “Select” button will be replaced with a blue hyperlink that you will click on to add additional entries.

Once you have clicked on the “Select” button you will see the following displayed the below screen displayed which contains an open text box that corresponds with each week. You will use that open text box to write your reflection each week.

Once you have finished adding your weekly reflection you will scroll down to the very bottom of the page and finish by clicking “Add. After the first upload, the button will then be switched to “Update” which allows you to go back into the tab and continue to upload documents as the weeks progress.

After you have selected “Add” you will then be placed back into the Weekly Reflections Tab. Once placed back into this tab you will finalize your weekly reflection by clicking the “Save” button at the bottom of page. DO NOT click “Submit” until the very end of your student teaching.

NOTE: Because you will be continuing to add to this as the weeks progress, please remember to use the “Save” button and not the “Submit” button after each upload to ensure you do not lock yourself out of the binder. Saving will allow your Faculty Supervisor to still see your reflections. Only click on “Submit” when you are ready to finalize your binder and have uploaded everything you want for that student teaching or internship experience.

Lesson Plans

In this tab you upload a copy of your lesson plans as necessary. To do so you will click on the “Select” button.

Once you have clicked on the “Select” button you will see the following displayed. You can either use the “Select Files” button to locate the files on your computer and upload or you can drag and drop files into the file space to be uploaded in the designated week (ex Week 1, Week 2, etc).

Once you have uploaded what you need, then proceed by clicking the “Add” button. After the first upload, the button will then be switched to “Update” which allows you to go back into the tab and continue to upload documents as the weeks progress.

NOTE: Because you will be continuing to add to this as the weeks progress, please remember to use the “Save” button and not the “Submit” button after each upload to ensure you do not lock yourself out of the binder. Saving will allow your Faculty Supervisor to still see your lesson plans. Only click on “Submit” when you are ready to finalize your binder and have uploaded everything you want for that student teaching or internship experience.

edTPA

If your program requires edTPA as its culminating activity, you will create your edTPA submission inside Tk20, in the “Portfolios” module. Read on for further instructions.

In the “Portfolios” module, under “My Portfolios”, click on the blue linked titled of the edTPA portfolio distributed to you.  If you’ve transferred your score to Pearson for scoring, you can also click on “Track My EdTPA Transfer” for a status update on your official edTPA submission.

After clicking on your edTPA portfolio title, you will be taken to the home tab of the portfolio.  Portfolio tabs run across the top of the main window and the selected tab is highlighted. There are several resources for your reference in the “Description” field, and you will use the “Save”, “Submit”, and/or “Transfer to Pearson” buttons in the bottom right.

Clicking “Save” will save your progress and any uploaded/entered submission material. Clicking “Submit” saves and submits your portfolio for record-keeping and evaluation at University of Phoenix only.

Clicking “Transfer to Pearson” saves and sends your uploaded edTPA tasks to Pearson for official scoring AND submits it for local evaluation. 

To submit to Pearson, you must have registered at Pearson’s edTPA website, inputted your authorization key in the box provided in Tk20, and then clicked “Validate/Reserve Key with Pearson”. 

If you do not have your key, click the link provided below the box to retrieve it. This will prompt a new pop-up browser window to appear.

Click any of the four numbered “Task” portfolio tabs (Task1, Task2, Task3, Task4) to review instructions and upload the parts of your edTPA submission.

Each tab has specific instructions on uploading all necessary materials within each of the four edTPA tasks on the left-hand side of the screen, and directed spaces for uploading those materials on the right-hand side.  You are strongly encouraged to click the gray “Save” button in the bottom right each time you make changes, so your progress and uploads are recorded securely.

The “Assessment” tab contains any scoring guide or rubric used by evaluators – FS, seminar faculty, or anyone else – scoring your submission for University of Phoenix.  Please consult with your seminar faculty or Education Program Specialist for more information on whether this tab will be used in your particular instance.  The “Standards”, “Extensions”, and “Feedback” tabs of the portfolio can be ignored as they will not be utilized in our instance of Tk20.

Credential Requirements (For CA students only)

In this tab you can upload documentation that you need to collect for credentialing purposes (NOTE: this documentation will not be viewable to your Cooperating Teacher or Faculty Supervisor). You are not required to use this space however it is being provided to allow you a space to keep organized in collecting this documentation.

To trigger the documentation space, click on the “Select” button to generate the next view

Once you have clicked on the “Select” button you will see the following displayed. You can either use the “Select Files” button to locate the files on your computer and upload or you can drag and drop files into the file space to be uploaded.

Once you have uploaded what you need proceed by clicking the “Add” button. After the first upload the button will then be switched to “Update” which allows you to go back into the tab and continue to upload documents as the weeks progress.

Assessment Tab

The last tab located inside the binder is “Assessment”. This tab is meant to view assessment feedback from your Cooperating Teacher and Faculty Supervisor that has been completed. The assessment tab will display results from the Student Teaching Evaluations (Midterm & Final), weekly reflection feedback from your FS, and any other evaluations that correlate to your student teaching. If these have been completed, you will see responses marked with a green highlight. If nothing has been completed everything will be grayed out.

Submitting Your Final Binder

Each tab in a binder is a space in which on going work will be taking place throughout the duration of student teaching/internship. Inside the binder you will notice several warnings to not use “Submit” rather use “Save” instead. This is because submitting will lock each tab and prevent on going work from occurring should the student submit prematurely. Students are not required to submit their entire binder rather they should be saving/uploading work done in the binder as they go. Student may however submit their binder as complete if they choose to but are encouraged to wait until the end of student teaching. To submit the binder you will select the “Submit” button and select each tab in which you are submitting signaling you are complete and will no longer be adding additional material to.

Recalling Your Binder

Once you have submitted tabs within your binder it will then become locked. If you have submitted your binder or tabs within the binder in error, then steps will need to be taken to unlock it before you will be able to add more to the binder and continue. If evaluation has not begun on your binder (FS and CT have not begun to do work on their respective sides of the binder) then you may recall the binder. To do so navigate back to the main “Field Experience” screen to where you will see all your binders. If the binder is locked there will be a lock icon located next to the name of the binder. If it is not locked there will be a red flag indicating that it is still open with work to do.

The first attempt to recall, check the box located next to the name of the binder to indicate which binder you are attempting to recall. Next click the recall button located at the top (highlighted above). Once you have clicked the window to select which tabs you are wanting to pull back will appear. Click into each tab you are needing to pull back to add to and then click the “recall” button.

If you attempt to do the recall process and see the below message. Please contact your Education Support Specialist to advise that you have locked your binder so that they may assist in having the binder unlocked.

For concerns please refer to the College of Education Central help page.

Additional TK20 related questions or concerns may be surfaced to AMT.Questions@phoenix.edu.

User Guide Updated on 2/24/2022