About the edTPA

Photo from http://scale.stanford.edu/teaching/edtpa
I have volunteered to be a part of the pilot of the edTPA during my student teaching placement. This means that I will be a guinea pig for the university that I attend. Myself and another Early Childhood Education student are the pilot students. It is a great thing to be able to put on my resume, especially if I "pass" the test. It is not required to pass for my licensure, but it will be required for students in the future. Personally, I hope to pass!

I wanted to share some links about the edTPA for any readers who wish to know more. (For you current art teachers, this will be a part of the student teaching requirements for all education majors, so even being a cooperating teacher to a student teacher will change!)

Photo from http://careers.education.wisc.edu/tpa/about.cfm
There is so much attached to this assessment system that I am still wrapping my head around it, but these videos sure helped!

Video Links
Part 1:http://vimeo.com/52567817
Part 2: http://vimeo.com/53118686
Part 3: http://vimeo.com/52571866

You can also search for any more details regarding this if you wish!

My submission of the edTPA will be reviewed by a board of past or present teachers. They will base their assessments on the artifacts and reflections that I provide. My school will be reviewing mine for me, but I can pay $300 to get my materials assessed by the official edTPA review board as well.

Wish me luck!

No comments:

Post a Comment