Getting Set Up on the Craft Tracker
If your related instruction provider (educator preparation program) is using the Craft Tracker, then you will need to set this up. Otherwise, you should use the tool that they are using. The Craft Tracker allows aspiring teachers to track the completion of activities for apprenticeship funding and to meet degree and credential requirements. You will need to log into the Craft Tracker, and then regularly complete and submit activities via the Craft Tracker.
Purpose of the Craft Tracker
Aspiring teachers are required to complete a certain number of hours teaching in the classroom and completing portfolio projects to access apprenticeship funding and meet credential or degree requirements. Future employers may also ask for work samples. The Craft Tracker enables aspiring teachers to track and collect those items for all those purposes at one time.
Logging In for the First Time
Your account information is created by your organization’s administrator. If you are unsure if you have an account, contact them to verify with which email address you should be using to log in.
If you are the Organization’s Admin and need to create an account, please contact Craft at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you have an account created in the Craft system, you can log in one of two ways:
Email and password
Google or Microsoft social logins
Using the Craft Tracker
There are three things you will need to do in the Craft tracker:
Complete and then submit activities as outlined in the syllabus for each of your courses. Watch the video below on how to submit activities.
At times, you will also need to upload artifacts to demonstrate proficiency, such as a video of you completing a classroom activity or a learning log. When necessary, this will be clear in the syllabus.
You will also need to watch for returned activities and then resubmit them.