What is Chalk and Wire?

Chalk and Wire is a web-based e-portfolio system that allows for the continuous examination of our students' ability to demonstrate competency with respect to national, state, and institutional standards. The data management component of the system is capable of producing aggregated reports at the individual program level to guide continuous program improvement.

An ePortfolio is a purposeful collection of electronic documents that is formatted as a website and is an electronic alternative to the more traditional paper portfolio. We have recently expanded our Chalk & Wire ePortfolio initiative to include many of our degree programs.

Who is Required to Use Chalk & Wire?

  • Undergraduates in teacher education programs (and faculty teaching them)
  • M.A.T. students (and faculty teaching them)
  • Ed.S. students in the School Psychology program (and faculty teaching them)

Faculty members within participating programs have designated Critical Tasks for inclusion in their students' developmental ePortfolio. For each Critical Task, single of multiple criterion rubrics have been developed. Critical Tasks are organized within a Table of Contents. The flexibility of the Chalk and Wire system allows for a variety of organizational structures. Therefore, you may see a Table of Contents organized by a set of courses, professional standards, or program structure.

Help Desk

To support the Chalk & Wire ePortfolio Initiative we have established a help desk conveniently located in EDU 262. Ongoing training and support are available for faculty, staff, and students. Requests for training can be made in person, via phone (813-974-4422), or via email (chalkandwirehelp@coedu.usf.edu). Training is offered on the Tampa, Lakeland, and Sarasota campuses. Every effort is made to accommodate requests to visit individual classrooms or conduct training after hours or on the weekend. Both initial and advanced training sessions have been developed, and refresher sessions are also available.

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