edTPA Mid–Atlantic Implementation Conference 2013
June 28, 2013
Morgan State University
The edTPA Mid-Atlantic Implementation Conference will held June 28, 2013 and will provide annual support to Institutes of Higher Education (IHEs) and partners to implement edTPA effectively in order to improve teacher candidate readiness to teach as well as teacher education program (TEP) improvement. Ultimately, this conference will support the national edTPA mission to professionalize the field of teaching by maintaining high standards of accountability and standards through edTPA’s rigorous, authentic, performance-based assessment.
Interested and participating IHEs will attend and/or contribute to informational, logistical, and practical sessions to guide edTPA implementation. While this conference will be available nationally, participation will target IHEs in the Mid-Atlantic region including Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Sessions will range from introductory (e.g. What is edTPA? Why do it?) to those addressing specifics of long-term implementation (e.g. Local Evaluation and Feedback, Susatinability). The annual participation of Mid-Atlantic IHEs will also create a regional network for ongoing support during the academic year.
We encourage those from the following states to attend:
- New Jersey
- Washington, D.C.
- West Virginia
Convened by The Maryland edTPA Collaborative (University of Maryland • Morgan State University • Towson University)
Online registration has ended. Onsite registration will be available for $85. Check, Visa, MasterCard, and cash are accepted.
Rooms are available for the nights of June 27th and June 28 at the following hotels:
Towson University Marriott Conference Hotel
10 W Burke Ave
Towson, MD 21204-7008
The rate is $139 for a one bedroom suite. To make a reservation, conference goers must call 1-800-228-9290 or 410-324-8100, and simply mention the edTPA conference to get the special rate. The deadline for reserving a room at the conference rate is Wednesday, June 5th, 2013.
Sheraton Baltimore North
903 Dulaney Valley Road
Baltimore, MD 21204
The rate is $139 for standard rooms. To reserve a room, conference goers must call 1-888-627-7147 or 410-321-7400, and mention the edTPA conference to get the special rate. The deadline for reserving a room at the conference rate is Tuesday, May 28th, 2013.
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