The annual “Table of Changes” for edTPA handbooks is now available in the Resource Library, documenting handbook changes for 2015-16. Click here to access the list.
The first group of revised handbooks was released a few weeks ago, and remaining handbooks will be available mid-June and mid-July. The document linked above provides explanation for generic and subject-specific changes in all handbooks except Special Education. We are continuing to work with the field to vet prospective changes to Special Education and will provide an individual changes document in a few weeks, prior to that handbook release in mid-July.
The schedule for all fields has been updated and posted on edTPA.com. edTPA is pleased to be able to offer more reporting dates for all fields, more opportunities for field portfolio submissions, and to shift some additional fields into the three-week reporting schedule.
The 3rd Annual Mid-Atlantic edTPA Implementation Conference will be held June 4-5, 2015 at Towson State University. Proposals for 60-minute presentations are being sought and can cover edTPA policy, implementation, research and work with P-12 faculty. To submit a proposal or learn more, please log on here. To register for this conference, please visit our site here.
Dr. Debra A. Colley, dean of Niagara University’s College of Education, appeared before the NY State Board of Regents recently. A press release summarizing her recommendations to a statewide task force on edTPA noted that several members of the Niagara faculty have been trained as edTPA scorers and that the edTPA process has helped Niagara better understand the impact candidates have on learning. Read the release.
The March edTPA newsletter is available here. Feel free to share it with members of the edTPA community in your states and institutions at both the higher education and P-12 levels. The newsletter will continue to grow and include news and updates of interest to our growing community of collaborative, inquiry-based learners.
Nearly 300 educators representing 20 states convened last week to discuss effective implementation of edTPA at the first Southern Regional edTPA Implementation Conference, held in Savanna, GA. Anne Marie Fenton, director of assessment at the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, said of the event, “We all share the same goal, which is to make a positive impact on student learning.” Read the release.