Meeting the Challenge of the edTPA: A Resource Built by You
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The edTPA is a challenging task for any teacher candidate going into their clinical experience. Meeting the Challenge of the edTPA: A Resource Built by You was designed to help students understand the vocabulary and tasks of this capstone project. The text is a compilation of activities and workshops that create a resource for writing and successfully completing the edTPA.
Task 1: Planning
Nonfiction Literacture Circles to Process Important edTPA Documents
IEP/504/ELL plans and Struggling Learners
Task 1-The Importance of edTPA Vocabulary
Personal, Cultural, and Community Assets
Student Interest and Disposition Survey
Connecting Student Assets to Instruction
Academic Language- Tasks 1 and 3
Academic Language Card Sort
Language Demands Foldable
Academic Language Function Posters
Language Function Bookmark
Language Support Visual
Spin and Create Language Support Resources
Theorist QR Code
Connecting Research to Practice
Task 1: Reflection
Task 2: Vocabulary
Sample Video Analysis
Taking a Closer Look at Rubrics 8 and 10
Before you Video Record
During Video Recording
After You Teach and Video Record - Part 1
After You Teach and Video Record - Part 2
Task 2: Reflection
Task 3: Vocabulary
Assessment Dos and Don'ts
Identifying Patterns of Learning
Analysis of Class Set of Work Samples
Assessment Feedback - How, When, and Why?
Putting It All Together: Understanding the Three Tasks Relate (Interactice Word Walls)
Task 3: Reflection
Task 1: Activities and Materials
Lesson Plan Template with Instructions
Lesson Plan Template
A1: Literature Circle Role Sheets
A2: School Report Card, Community Resources Map and Placement School Instructions
Task 2: Activities and Materials
B1: Prompts and Sentence Stems for Deepening Students Learning
B2: Second Time Around
Task 3: Activities and Materials
C1: Vocabulary Association Triangles (Sprenger, 2017) for Task 3
C2: Assessment Project Template
C3: Vocabulary Cards for Interactive Word Walls
Cherie Hook, EdD, has been teaching and supporting students through their edTPA journey since 2012. In that time, Dr. Hook and her peers have coached more than 2,000 teacher candidates to successful completion of the edTPA. A National Board Certified Teacher with 20 years of experience in elementary education, Dr. Hook is passionate about helping good teacher candidates become great teachers. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time at the lake with her family, quilting, and reading.
Perihan Fidan, PhD, is a lecturer in the College of Education’s Curriculum and Instruction Department at Tennessee Tech University. She teaches elementary education and educational assessment courses. She has been teaching, coaching, and supporting preservice students through their edTPA journey for the past six years. Her research interests focus on pre-service teacher education, educational collaborations between schools, families, and community institutions, and STEM education in K-12 grades. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, and learning with educational technology.
Elizabeth McMillan, PhD, has been a Tennessee educator for 13 years. The first six years of her career were spent teaching 5th grade before transitioning to Tennessee Tech University’s College of Education, where she has been for the past seven years. Elizabeth enjoys instructing, coaching, and supporting her students through their methods courses and throughout their edTPA journey. When she is not teaching, Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her family at their farm and at the lake.
Queen Ogbomo, PhD, an Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Tennessee Tech University, has been teaching, coaching, and supporting students through the edTPA process since 2012. Dr. Ogbomo also teaches elementary mathematics, science, and social studies methods courses. Her research interests include Inservice teacher professional development, STEM education, and Multicultural Studies. A teacher educator with more than 19 years teaching experience in elementary and higher education, Queen Ogbomo is dedicated to producing highly effective elementary school teachers.
Kelly Moore, EdD, has been working with pre-service middle and high school science candidates at Tennessee Tech University for 10 years, during which time she has been coaching her candidates through the edTPA process for nine years. Prior to working at TTU, Kelly taught high school science for more than 10 years with a wide array of experiences ranging from honors classes to inclusion classes, spanning across all science disciplines and grades. When she is not working, Kelly enjoys supporting her four children in their varied activities, alongside her husband, Gavin.