Nearly 300 educators representing 20 states convened last week to discuss effective implementation of edTPA at the first Southern Regional edTPA Implementation Conference, held in Savanna, GA. Anne Marie Fenton, director of assessment at the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, said of the event, “We all share the same goal, which is to make a positive impact on student learning.” Read the release.
Harriet “Niki” Fayne, the Dean of Education at Lehman College (City University of New York) in the Bronx, NY, talks about how her program supports students through the edTPA process. edTPA is not easy, she says, but the focus on inquiry is good for candidates and faculty. Read the article.
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APRIL 10, 2015
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Educators Gather for edTPA Southeast Regional Summit
Convening Shows Growing National Consensus
On Standards-Based Assessment of New Teachers
SAVANNAH, GA – Nearly 300 educators representing 20 states convened last week to discuss effective implementation of edTPA, the first subject-specific, standards-based beginning teacher assessment and support system to be nationally available in the United States.
Participants at the edTPA Southeast Regional Summit included P-12 educators, educator preparation providers (EPPs), state agencies and other organizations working to build capacity for implementing edTPA. The assessment is currently used by more than 600 teacher preparation programs in some 40 states nationwide. The event produced a lively conversation on Twitter, which can be viewed by searching for the hashtag #edtpasummit15.