Cooperating Teachers mentor students during the fieldwork portion of their program. Students typically have between 10 and 60 observation/teaching hours assigned to them during a given semester. Cooperating Teachers are responsible for filling out the evaluations on Taskstream for each Biola student assigned to them in a semester. Students will also have the opportunity to give feedback about their experience with the Cooperating Teacher on the Evaluation of the Cooperating Teacher form. This form is only to be used as a reference. Paper evaluations will not be accepted and all parties involved will be asked to re-submit items on Taskstream.
Master Teachers mentor students during the full-time placement of the student teaching semester. Master Teachers will only mentor 1 student at a time and will work alongside the student's Supervisor to assess the student teacher's growth throughout the placement. Master Teachers are responsible for filling out Midterm and Final evaluations on each student in addition to the Master Teacher Evaluation of the Supervisor form. All of these forms can be accessed on Taskstream. Since Master Teachers only work with Student Teachers, please reference Section 3: Responsibilities of the Master Teacher of the Student Teaching Handbook for more detailed information.
The evaluation process for teacher preparation credential students is an online only experience. Evaluations submitted on paper will not be accepted. Below is a list of example evaluations that can be downloaded and used as a reference only. Evaluations submitted on paper will not be accepted. All parties involved will be asked to redo evaluations on Taskstream if paper evaluations are submitted.
For both Cooperating and Master Teachers, the Taskstream account is FREE! If the Cooperating/Master Teacher is new to Biola, then s/he will have a new account created towards the beginning of the semester. Below are a few tips for navigating Taskstream:
There are several ways to login/create a password with Taskstream, please use the guide below to see what will work for your situation.
Once the Biola Taskstream Coordinator has created an account for you, you will receive an email directly from Taskstream. This may be in your inbox, in your spam folder or in the junk email box. You will need to check all 3 locations to hopefully locate the email. You can also conduct a search of your email, looking for "Taskstream" which should bring up an email.
The activation email from Taskstream is only valid for a short period of time, so if your account was created several weeks or months ago, then you'll have to "reset" your password in order to access your account since the activation email will have expired.
If you desire to receive an activation email in order to login to your Taskstream account, you can make this request from Taskstream directly: 1-800-311-5656 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
If you would like to reset your own Taskstream password, you can do so by following these directions:
**Note: you can still "reset" your password even though you have never created a password. The process is the same and will prompt a new email to be sent to you so that you can create a password and access your account.
If you still have not received an email to create a password after following all of the steps above there could be two issues: