Join us in welcoming New Jersey’s educator preparation programs and P-12 partners to the edTPA community of practitioners. On December 16, 2015, the New Jersey Department of Education announced that edTPA was approved as the performance assessment required for all candidates seeking the Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing (CEAS, formerly "traditional-route"), and for Certificate of Eligibility (CE, formerly "alternate-route") holders seeking the Standard Certificate.
Georgia’s inclusive approach to statewide implementation of edTPA is featured in this month’s issue of The State Education Standard. "Not only has edTPA changed how Georgia’s educators think about teaching and learning, it has built bridges and stronger partnerships across the state’s education community," the article says. Read the article here.
The annual National edTPA Implementation Conference will be held March 31 – April 2, 2016, at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront in Savannah, GA. The conference, Building Bridges to Highly Accomplished Teaching: From Pre-Service to Teacher Leader, is open to the P-12 community, higher education faculty, supervisors and administrators and state education agencies. Click here for information and to register. There’s also time to submit a proposal. For other questions, contact Nicole Merino or Cathy Zozakiewicz at email@example.com.
The edTPA National Implementation Conference 2016 will be held March 31 – April 2, 2016, in Savannah, Georgia. The annual event is open to P-12 partners, higher education administrators, faculty and supervisors and state education agencies. Join us to deepen your understanding of edTPA and discuss issues such as supporting and sustaining teacher success. Mark your calendar and reserve your room now at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront at 800-285-0398 or 912-233-7722. Mention the edTPA National Conference to get our conference rate. Stay tuned for more information, including a conference website.
The second Tennessee edTPA Conference is being held Nov. 12-13 at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville. More than 100 educators registered for the conference, which will feature a keynote address from Cathy Zozakiewicz of SCALE, 14 breakout sessions on day one, networking opportunities, and more. The state Department of Education will be represented. Click here to learn more.
More than 18,000 teacher candidates submitted portfolios in 2014, the first full year of edTPA implementation. The results of those portfolios are analyzed in Educative Assessment & Meaningful Support: 2014 edTPA Administrative Report. The report presents evidence for validity of edTPA scores and interpretations, and analyses that demonstrate that edTPA effectively assesses the three tasks for which it is designed – planning, instruction, and assessment of student learning. Candidate performance is analyzed by demographic, geographic setting, and other factors.