The "refreshed" 2016-17 handbooks and templates for all fields (National and Washington versions) are now available in the edTPA Resource Library. These handbooks and templates will be posted to edTPA integrated Platform Provider systems and the Pearson ePortfolio system for candidates in late June/early July 2016. Candidates should use the 2015-16 handbooks through the posted August 2016 submission dates. The 2016-17 handbooks will go into effect in September 2016.
New Resource!!! SCALE has created a set of academic language resources for the majority of edTPA subject areas. These handouts summarize the concept of academic language within the context of edTPA and provide subject-specific examples of language functions, demands, and supports. We encourage faculty/programs to use and share this go-to resource when discussing the role of academic language in edTPA with candidates.
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.