This new document is for P-12 teachers who support and supervise teacher candidates going through edTPA. While supervising teachers continue to offer support for excellent teaching, this document clarifies acceptable and unacceptable ways to support candidates as part of edTPA. Download the document.
edTPA is more than an assessment. It is a support system focused on educator learning and program growth. This new document explains the many ways that edTPA is supporting participating states, preparation programs and teacher preparation faculty. Download the document.
Kaitlynn Cantrell, a senior at Shorter University in Rome, GA, told 300 teacher preparation experts from across the state that going through edTPA wasn’t easy, but it helped her plan differentiated lessons and relate effectively to her school community. Cantrell’s December 16 presentation at the Georgia Professional Standards Commission’s 2014 edTPA Technical Assistance Conference was covered by the Rome News-Tribune. Read the article.
The first edition of a new national edTPA newsletter went out today. The monthly newsletter will go to edTPA online community members, P-12 educators and state policymakers. It will share edTPA updates, stories, resources and other items to help inform, support and connect the growing network of teacher preparation programs and P-12 educators. You can see the newsletter here.
By Amie Jette
Note: This article originally appeared in Education Week Teacher as part of a publishing partnership with the Center for Teaching Quality Reprinted with permission from the author.
Future educators, take it from me: The edTPA is tough. I spent more than two months—with help from instructors and cohort-mates—preparing my portfolio and myself for this rigorous process of teacher assessment.
A team of teacher preparation experts experienced with edTPA has been formed and will be available beginning in January to support the implementation of edTPA by teacher preparation programs across the country.
The National Academy consultants will be recruited and trained by the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity (SCALE) in partnership with the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE).