TK20 Subscription Information for Students
This is a great time to be at William Carey University. The State of Mississippi and all of its institutions of higher learning are committed to advancing excellence in education on campuses and across the state’s schools. Our research expertise and well-prepared graduates will play an even larger role in leading Mississippi’s children to excellence. In order to achieve this goal, we must systematically and regularly assess our progress and use the data we collect to inform where we focus our efforts to improve.
To help us in this effort, we have purchased Tk20, a comprehensive system that will provide all of us with a rich set of tools to manage our growth, improve our processes, and make tasks easier. The Tk20 system will allow you to:
- Build your course and performance artifacts electronically online. Your artifacts will stay with you so you can use them for years - up to 7 years. This will be a great benefit to you as you seek to advance in your education career and build your career portfolio over time. TK20 connects to the larger world of educators across the nation.
- Create electronic portfolios for documenting your work for presentation to faculty and prospective employers. Many school districts now expect electronic portfolios.
- Have a fully documented record of artifacts from your classroom and school.
Additionally the TK20 system will help us serve you better by providing instant data for advising and program improvement.
The TK20 subscription is purchased through the University Bookstore when you take your first School of Education course. Just ask your professor about TK20 and how it works. You also will receive additional details about Tk20 in the syllabus of the next course in your program in which you will be completing a key assessment.
Your Tk20 Account will be made active once you have contacted my office (601-318-6088). You will then begin exploring the system and its portfolio features. Make sure to get oriented to the system and complete the assignment your instructor will use for your key assessment.
On-line training materials have been organized to orient you to Tk20. To access the on-line tutorials, go to http://Tk20.wmcarey.edu and press the tutorials button.
We do understand that a college education requires a significant investment of time and resources and we are committed to helping you achieve the greatest return on your investment. We have spent a considerable amount of time finding the best system to meet your needs and ours. As you become familiar with the system and realize its potential and benefits, I am sure that you will be pleased.