Kaitlynn Cantrell, a senior at Shorter University in Rome, GA, told 300 teacher preparation experts from across the state that going through edTPA wasn’t easy, but it helped her plan differentiated lessons and relate effectively to her school community. Cantrell’s December 16 presentation at the Georgia Professional Standards Commission’s 2014 edTPA Technical Assistance Conference was covered by the Rome News-Tribune. Read the article.
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.