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New Videos Showcase edTPA Experiences of Preparation Programs, Candidates

AACTE and the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE) are pleased to announce the availability of new video interviews about edTPA, a nationally available teacher performance assessment created to ensure new teachers are effective from Day 1.

The first set of video interviews comes from New York State. As of May 1, 2014, New York State will require teacher candidates to pass edTPA as a requirement for initial certification, and many institutions in that state have been piloting edTPA. For the videos, we set up a roundtable discussion with teacher candidates from some of these institutions to talk about their experiences using the assessment. The video series Candidate to Candidate: Reflections on Taking edTPA shows teacher candidates discussing the challenges of edTPA, sharing advice and major takeaways they learned from the program, and offering many other valuable insights on teaching and teacher preparation. Click here to see for yourself!

The second set of video interviews is from the 2013 edTPA National Implementation Conference, which was held Nov. 1-2 at the University of San Diego (CA). Over 400 representatives from higher education participated in this event and shared advice, helped solve problems, and learned all about edTPA (learn more about the conference here). More than 20 video interviews are available from this conference; they discuss academic language, implementing edTPA, using edTPA data, preparing highly qualified teachers, improving programs, and more. Click here to hear from edTPA users at San Diego State University (CA), University of California Santa Barbara, Lewis University (IL), East Carolina University (NC), Nazareth College (NY), Winthrop University (SC), and Minnesota State University. Various PowerPoint presentations from the conference are also available to edTPA members.

Visit edtpa.aacte.org for more information and the latest updates on edTPA.

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