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.
Harriet “Niki” Fayne, the Dean of Education at Lehman College (City University of New York) in the Bronx, NY, talks about how her program supports students through the edTPA process. edTPA is not easy, she says, but the focus on inquiry is good for candidates and faculty. Read the article.