2019 edTPA Southeast Regional Conference

Pre-Conference: March 27, 2019
Conference: March 28-29, 2019
Location: Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville South/Cool Springs, Franklin, TN

The 2019 edTPA Southeast Regional Conference will be hosted by the Tennessee Educator Preparation Providers, March 27 -29, 2019. The Pre-Conference Sessions will be March 27, 2019. Please submit your proposal for the conference. All proposals are due by January 22, 2019.
There will be regular breakout sessions on Thursday and Friday. Each breakout session will be 50 minutes, including Q&A. There will also be special focus sessions that are 90 minutes.

Click here for conference information including registration and call for proposals.


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