Anderson, Indiana

School of Education adopts Tk20 system

Wed, 2012-07-18 11:00 -- univcomm
July 18, 2012
The mission of the teacher education program is to prepare teachers of quality who are competent, reflective educators committed to professional excellence. To help us in this effort, the Anderson University School of Education has purchased Tk20. Tk20 is a comprehensive system that provides a rich set of assessment data management tools to help track and enhance student growth, as well as make assessment and accountability tasks more efficient and effective. AU education students will have access to Tk20 for 10 years to build their professional portfolio and support career advancement. The system enables students to participate and manage their academic activities throughout their college experience. This system allows students to:
  • Create and submit key assignments online.
  • Facilitate collaborative evaluations online between instructors, field mentors, and students.
  • Create electronic portfolios documenting course work.
  • Keep records of field experience work including student teaching and all clinical practices (field assignments, field experience, student teaching, clinical practice and internships).
  • Submit forms online, including applications for student teaching and other field experiences for teacher certification.
The School of Education has started the implementation process and plans to adopt the system during the Fall 2012 term. Trained faculty and staff will enter key assessment data and evaluations. Students will subscribe to Tk20 and use it to submit assignments associated with key assessments. "We have spent a considerable amount of time finding the best system to meet the needs of our students and the School of Education," said Dr. Jan Fulkerson, dean of the School of Education. "As students become familiar with the system and realize its potential and benefits, I am sure that they will be pleased." Anderson University is a private Christian university of 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson University continues to be recognized as one of America's top colleges by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, and Forbes. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, music, nursing, and theology.