A new article in the Journal of Teacher Education takes a step back from the arguments in support of or in opposition to edTPA to explore the fundamental concepts of teaching upon which the performance-based assessment of teacher candidates was structured and built. The article is authored by Misty Sato, PhD, Associate Professor and Campbell Chair for Innovation in Teacher Development at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Read the abstract here, please note that you must be a JTE subscriber to download the entire article.
Educators offer the Department of Education an opportunity to see what institutions are doing to increase the quality of first year teachers. Amee Adkins, Associate Dean of the College of Education at Illinois State University, recently wrote an article articulating the quality work of Illinois institutions in preparing effective first year teachers with edTPA.Read the full article and see how they define effective classroom teaching. Additionally, Dan Brown, Executive Director of the Future Educators Association praised the rigor of edTPA, comparing it to the National Board Certification process. Brown argues that edTPA is one of the only programs working to raise the bar in preparing qualified first year teachers. Read the full article.