Check out the edTPA Community Updates page for key announcements for edTPA implementers and participants. Please note that some of the announcements posted here are associated with various levels of the Usage Plan and will link to Introductory, Exploratory or Implementation level discussions in the Online Community or level appropriate materials in the Resource Library.
12
Jul

Educators and Teacher Candidates experiences with edTPA

The 2016 edTPA National Implementation Conference was the perfect opportunity to ask educators and teacher candidates to describe their experiences with edTPA. These conversations covered topics ranging from how to promote effective beginning teaching for all students to strengthening partnerships between P12 schools and educator preparation programs.

These informative conversations are captured in these new videos:

  • edTPA: Strengthening P-12 and Educator Preparation Program Partnerships
  • edTPA: Promoting Effective Teaching for all P-12 Students
  • edTPA: Informing Meaningful Change in Educator Preparation Programs
  • Kennesaw State University Graduates Reflect on edTPA
09
Jun

2016-17 Handbooks Now Available

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.

06
Jun

Academic Language Summary Handouts

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.

09
Mar

Register for National edTPA Implementation Conference

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 stanfordscale@stanford.edu.

For a full description of the conference—click here.

04
Feb

New Jersey Makes edTPA a Required Assessment

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.

04
Feb

NASBE Magazine Features edTPA in Georgia

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.