2013 National edTPA Implementation Conference
This national conference was held November 1-2 at the University of San Diego. Over 400 representatives from higher education participated in this event, where those new to edTPA and experienced users asked difficult questions and shared strategies and best practices with colleagues from across the country.
The videos and PowerPoint presentations below are highlights from the conference. Please share them with your colleagues and other stakeholders to help deepen their understanding of edTPA.
Preparing Teacher Candidates to be Highly Qualified through the Lens of edTPA
Minnesota State University, Mankato uses tasks from edTPA to help develop and refine the expertise of teacher candidates in its Elementary Education Program.
From Internship Work Sample to edTPA
Winthrop University in South Carolina is sharing lessons that have been learned by implementing edTPA in its physical education and middle level education programs.
What is Academic Language?
Academic language is a critical piece of edTPA that helps give teacher candidates the fundamentals they need to use academic language effectively to improve student learning.
Implementing edTPA in Small Programs: Big Change with a Small Team
East Carolina University is seeing results from using edTPA in its teacher preparation, where small groups are teaming up to improve candidate assessment and address content-specific challenges.
edTPA in an Inclusive Teacher Education Program
Teacher educators at Nazareth College in New York are mapping curriculum and using edTPA decisions to support the institution’s vision for inclusive teacher education.
Now, What? Using edTPA Data to Drive Improvement
East Carolina teacher educators are using edTPA data to identify and shape changes at the program and unit levels.
Preparing Elementary Teacher Candidates for edTPA Prior to Student Teaching
Documenting Experiences in a Math Methods Course
Erica Kwiatkowski-Egizio from Lewis University in Illinois discusses her research on preparing teacher candidates for edTPA prior to student teaching.
Analyzing Data in Productive Ways to Inform Program Improvement
Two edTPA sites – San Diego State University and University of California, Santa Barbara – use quantitative and qualitative data to inform teacher preparation programs.
Preparing Teacher Candidates in Wisconsin
Ron Jetty, director of PK-16 initiatives for the University of Wisconsin System, says edTPA is promising because it is an educator-led effort to prepare candidates for the rigors of teaching.