We’d like to call your attention to two new edTPA resources. The first is a video narrated by Jessie Dugan, edTPA Coordinator at the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater. A former high school teacher, Dugan thanks the “incredible cooperating teachers” who are supporting candidates through the edTPA process in this video about “the nuts and bolts” of edTPA. Also available is a new 30-minute webinar that introduces edTPA, the core teaching skills covered by the assessment, and its use as an educative tool for candidates, programs and the profession. The webinar concludes with a series of “next step” questions. It can be viewed here.
The 2014 edTPA Implementation Conference drew nearly 400 educators from 28 states and more than 100 teacher preparation programs Oct 24-25, at the campus of the University of California Los Angeles. The conference has become an annual event for the growing edTPA community, where longtime and new edTPA implementers share lessons, tips and outcomes while raising new ideas to improve implementation. This year’s conference featured a panel on strengthening partnerships between the teacher preparation and PK-12 communities.
Please check back soon for information on where to access the 2014 edTPA conference presentations.
A recent feature story in Principal magazine highlights examples of P-12 and higher education programs collaborating to enhance the clinical experiences of teacher candidates.
Authored by Sharon P. Robinson, president and CEO of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, the article explains how using edTPA in these sites has inspired P-12 schools and teacher prep faculty to work together in new ways.
“We now have a framework and structure. The guidelines are very clear,” says Susan Copeland, principal of the University of Memphis Campus School for the College of Education. Read the article here.