Office of Field Placement

FAQ for Cooperating Teachers

Below are some answers to the most frequently asked questions sent by Cooperating Teachers. If you have a question that we haven’t answered, please feel free to contact the Office of Field Placement at edfield@temple.edu.

What do I need to do to complete my requirements for Temple?

We are looking for 4 items from each of our Cooperating Teachers:

  1. Honorarium& W9 Form – These are required in order for us to issue your honorarium. These forms should be completed as soon as possible after the start of the semester.
  2. Mid-Semester-Summary – Available in TK20. Should be completed the week around the 6th week of the semester.
  3. End of Semester Evaluation – Available in TK20. Should be completed no later than 11th week of the semester.
  4. Cooperating Teacher Survey – Available in TK20. Should be completed no later than last day of the semester.

Please check the semester calendar for specific due dates.

I can’t login to TK20; what should I do?

Beginning in Fall 2014, usernames and passwords are no longer issued to Cooperating Teachers.  Instead, you will receive an email from the TK20 system (see sample below),  This email includes a direct link to the forms you need to complete.  Please keep this email on file for the duration of your student teachers assignment. 

If you need the link to be resent, please Request the Link to Assessment Forms using the online form provided. Thanks!

Please note: school SPAM filters may prevent the TK20 email from arriving in your IN box.  Please add baileyl@temple.edu and @tk20.com to your "White List" to ensure delivery.

Sample Email from Tk20

Subject: Student Assessments for [Student Teacher Name]

Dear [Cooperating Teacher],

You have been assigned to supervise and evaluate test student at Temple University. Please click the link below or copy and paste the URL into your browser to complete and submit assessments associated with this placement.

https://edtemple.tk20.com/campustoolshighered/externalAction.do?type=fieldexperience&user=1501a8d02db37513ce2e340b25a25&portfolioPk=1301h8c01gf4ffc14af37413f4-7ffb

Make sure to save this email. You will be able to access the associated assessments from the link provided.

If you have any questions, please contact the Tk20 Unit Administrator at :

Lori Bailey
lori.bailey@temple.edu
(215) 204-6263

To access tutorials and quick guides, click the Help link in the upper right hand corner in Tk20.

Thank you!

_________end sample email___________

I can’t submit my forms in TK20; what should I do?

As a reminder, you should only SUBMIT in TK20 at the end of the semester after all required forms are completed. For now, you just need to click on “Save” or “Save Draft” to save your work. As soon as you save an edited form, the changes are available to the University Coach and the Student Teacher to review in TK20.

How will the others know when a form has been completed in TK20?

There is no automated notification email that is sent by TK20 when a form is edited and saved. You should feel free to mention it to your Student Teacher or send an email to the University Coach when a form has been updated. Just keep in mind, both of them will also be able to access your changes via TK20 at any time after you save.

Who will see my responses to the Cooperating Teacher Survey?

Your answers to the end-of-semester survey are not visible to the Student Teacher or the University Coach. For the purposes of program improvement, responses will be reported in the aggregate to the Office of Field Placement and shared with the Teacher Education program faculty, but individual responses will not be shared and your identity will be kept strictly confidential.