The requirements for application to the Teacher Education Program at Cornell College are outlined in this section as well as the process for application for student teaching. Candidates seeking licensure are advised by faculty in the Education Department and by faculty in each respective academic discipline/major. The Education Department seeks to develop effective teachers whose intellectual needs are met and whose abilities are developed both inside and outside the classroom.
Chalk and Wire
Starting in Fall of 2016, all students admitted to the teacher education program will be assessed a one-time fee for their access to our e-portfolio and assessment system, Chalk and Wire. Students will purchase Chalk and Wire through the Cornell College bookstore.
Juniors: $77 (two year subscription)
Seniors: $46 (one year subscription)
What is Chalk and Wire ePortfolio?
Chalk and Wire is a web based e-portfolio system required for all candidates in the Teacher Education Program (TEP) at Cornell College. Beginning Fall 2016, you will be billed for your subscription based on the year you enter the TEP (see fees listed above). Your subscription will be active from the date you register your account on Chalk and Wire until you graduate. You will use Chalk and Wire to create your teacher education assessment ePortfolio. You can also make separate e-Portfolios using Chalk and Wire for career and other purposes.
Why is Chalk and Wire required?
Chalk and Wire will be used to assess key assignments that have been identified by the faculty in the Education Department. The State of Iowa requires all accredited programs to document individual student performance, based on national, state and institutional standards. The Chalk and Wire ePortfolio assessments will document your performance on key assignments aligned with these standards.
How does Chalk and Wire work?
Chalk and Wire is connected to Moodle. When a key assignment in a course is completed, you will upload this assignment to Moodle. The instructor will evaluate your assignment using a rubric. All key assignments will be submitted and assessed through Chalk and Wire via Moodle. At the end of your program you will have a complete ePortfolio of key assignments that document your professional growth.
How do I begin using Chalk and Wire?
You will receive a code in the first 300-level Education course you take in the fall. You will use this code to create your Chalk and Wire account. From there, you can create your own password which will be the same
Can I create other portfolios?
You can design your own ePortfolio separate from the program assessment ePortfolio. For example you might use Chalk and Wire to design an electronic resume ePortfolio. You may wish to design an ePortfolio to target a particular type of position or career path. Chalk and Wire can also be used to share your personal story with your family and friends.