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).