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. For other questions, contact Nicole Merino at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a full description of the conference—click here.
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 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 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.
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APRIL 10, 2015
Contact Adam Bradley
Educators Gather for edTPA Southeast Regional Summit
Convening Shows Growing National Consensus
On Standards-Based Assessment of New Teachers
SAVANNAH, GA – Nearly 300 educators representing 20 states convened last week to discuss effective implementation of edTPA, the first subject-specific, standards-based beginning teacher assessment and support system to be nationally available in the United States.
Participants at the edTPA Southeast Regional Summit included P-12 educators, educator preparation providers (EPPs), state agencies and other organizations working to build capacity for implementing edTPA. The assessment is currently used by more than 600 teacher preparation programs in some 40 states nationwide. The event produced a lively conversation on Twitter, which can be viewed by searching for the hashtag #edtpasummit15.