Fieldwork Education Resources for Clinical Educators and Students
The Colorado OT Fieldwork Educator Consortium (COTFWEd) is a partnership bridging OT and OTA academic programs to promote excellence and innovation in fieldwork education to best serve students and the community at large.
The goals of the COTFWEd Consortium are to:
Mentor and support professional development for Academic Fieldwork Coordinators
Support and validate ways to problem solve and share strategies for excellence in fieldwork education
Education and exploration of non-traditional sites and alternatives for fieldwork education
Facilitate best practice in fieldwork education
Prepare others for the role of being fieldwork educators and sites
We would like to share resources with our clinical educators and students to promote best practices in fieldwork education.
Level II Fieldwork Performance Evaluation
In 2020, the AOTA Fieldwork Performance Evaluation (AOTA FWPE) was revised and is now scored using the Formstack online portal. While it may look similar, some of the questions are different and the scoring criteria has changed.
Here are a few of the key changes, depending on your student’s educational institution if they are using Formstack:
The Formstack online portal is used to score the mid-term and final AOTA FWPE.
ALL questions must be scored for both mid-term and final.
Fieldwork educators will receive an email from email@example.com or from the academic fieldwork coordinator at the school with the link to the midterm and final.
At mid-term, there is no pass/fail score.
At final, the criterion for OT students passing is now 111 points (it is no longer 122). For OTA students, passing score is 91 (it is no longer 70).
At final, students must score a 3 or higher on questions #1, #2, and #3.
At final, if a student scores a 1 on any item the student may not pass.
For additional information, please see the New AOTA Fieldwork Performance Evaluation (FWPE) and Formstack
Remediation Ideas for Students (developed by University of South Alabama)
Ideas for what to include in a Student Fieldwork Manual (source: Michigan OT Association)
Fieldwork, Resource Page, Data Form, Site specific objectives for OT and OTA, Bibliography of articles (source: New England Education Council
FAQs about Fieldwork (some are specific to New England Education Council)https://neotecouncil.org/faq/
Student Project and Research Ideas
Pueblo Community College
Fieldwork Coordinator Contact Information
Alison Herman, DHSc, MPH, OTR/L
Suzanne Holm, OTD, OTR, BCPR (she, her, hers)
Jennifer L. Geitner, MOT, OTR/L
Ashley Fecht, OTD, OTR/L, BCP
Julie Silver Seidle, PhD, OTR/L (she/her/hers)
Bailey LeBoeuf Johnson, MS, OTR/L
Heather Watt, OTD, OTR/L