NBOE: Learn how to navigate Whetstone as a user with Teacher permissions.
Please Note: This article only applies to learner-level users on the district 'Newark Board of Education'
Within Whetstone, the Learner role only has access to their account. They can see all of the feedback they have received, including past years' data.
For users with learner permissions only, your Whetstone homepage will be your teacher profile. Your profile can always be accessed by clicking on either the Whetstone logo or the Home icon.
The learner profile includes three tabs; Overview, Teaching Timeline, and Details.
The Overview tab on the learner profile includes your latest feedback for easy access.
Under the Action Steps section you can view all the Action Steps you have received during the current school-year. Toggle between the Active and Mastered tabs to view action steps falling within these categories.
Student Growth Objectives and Professional Growth Goals
Similar to Action Steps, under the Student Growth Objectives and Professional Growth Goals sections you can view all the objectives and goals you have received during the current school-year. Toggle between the Active and Mastered tabs to view goals falling within these categories.
Latest Observations, Quick Feedback and Meetings
This section displays the most recent Touchpoints that you have received. To open an Observation, Meeting or Quick Feedback, click the blue View button.
The Teaching Timeline offers a chronological look at all the touchpoints you've received during the current school-year.
From the Teaching Timeline you can open a Meeting by clicking Meeting, open an Observation by clicking Observation, or view a piece of Quick Feedback by clicking Quick Feedback.
Finally, the Details tab includes helpful information related to your Whetstone account, such as the email associated with your account, the school you are associated with, and your Primary Coach.
When you open up the observation you'd like to sign, you'll see Sign Observation in the top right corner.
Clicking "Sign Observation" will open a popup prompting you to Sign & Save your signature.
You'll see a space for "Observee Notes" at the bottom of any observation or evaluation form. Notes included here will be visible to the observer. Click Send Notes to email the text to your observer.
Teachers Reflecting on Paraprofessional Practice
If you are responsible for completing a reflection of a paraprofessional's practice, click the Start a Peer Observation option from the Start dropdown. After you click this, select the form and click on the name of the paraprofessional. This will open up the form, which you can fill out and then finalize.
Self Observation (Paraprofessionals Only)
Similarly to Peer Observations, you can complete a Self Observation by selecting Observe from the Start menu, selecting your name as the Observee, and then picking your form.
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