A new poll finds that the American public believes more must be demanded of future teachers and those who prepare them.
The 2014 PDK International/Gallup poll found strong support for tightening entrance requirements for would-be teachers; lengthening practice teaching to a full year and requiring all candidates to pass board certification before being licensed.
The emergence of such clear public opinion comes as more states and institutions of higher education are using edTPA™ to asses new candidates and reflect on edTPA data to adjust and strengthen support for aspiring teachers. See the results here.
The National edTPA Implementation Conference organized by the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE) and AACTE will be held October 24–25, 2014, at the University of California, Los Angeles. This annual two-day gathering is open to higher education administrators, faculty, supervisors and state education agencies who are seeking to deepen their understanding of edTPA and network within a learning community of edTPA users.
Registration is now open.
Regular Registration Deadline: October 13, 2015
We are seeking presentation proposals to round out the conference program. The Program Committee welcomes proposals from implementers of edTPA addressing the guidelines described in the attachment below. We accept submissions on other topics that provide insight into the implementation process for attendees. Space is limited at the conference so not every submission can be accepted, but all will be considered.