Workshops

About edTPA Workshops

Handbook Deep-Dive and Teacher Candidate Support

This workshop is intended for faculty, instructors, supervisors, and school partners who support teacher candidates. In this workshop, a member of the edTPA National Academy will guide participants through a close examination of the edTPA tasks and rubrics, providing a deeper dive into what candidates are asked to think about, do, and write for each task as well as how candidate portfolios will be evaluated. Additionally, several instrumental resources will be shared along with best practices from successful implementation. Furthermore, this session will provide guidelines and best practices for supporting candidates as they prepare for edTPA within participants’ program context.

Local Evaluation and Candidate Support

This workshop is intended for faculty, instructors, supervisors, and school partners who support teacher candidates. In this interactive workshop, a member of the edTPA National Academy will support participants to understand the edTPA constructs while examining evaluated evidence, using a sample edTPA portfolio specific to each participant’s content area/field. Note: The teacher candidate’s edTPA portfolio has been previously locally evaluated, and local evaluation results will be shared with participants to develop a common understanding of rubric constructs, evidence, and expectations of edTPA.

Curriculum Inquiry

This workshop is intended for faculty, instructors, and supervisors who support teacher candidates. In this collaborative workshop, a member of the edTPA National Academy will provide opportunities for participants to review their programs’ scope and sequence and course syllabi to identify areas in which the constructs, measured by edTPA, are already embedded and could naturally be embedded.

Past Workshops

Time(s): 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Location: General Services Complex (GSC) at 750 Agronomy Road, College Station, Texas 77843 (room 101A) This workshop was intended for faculty, instructors, and supervisors who support teacher candidates. In this workshop, members of the edTPA National Academy guided participants through a close examination of equitable instructional practices embedded in edTPA tasks and rubrics in order to review their programs’ scope and sequence and course syllabi to identify areas in which the constructs measured by edTPA were already embedded and could naturally be embedded.
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Location: General Services Complex (GSC) at 750 Agronomy Road, College Station, Texas 77843 (room 101A) This workshop was intended for faculty, instructors, supervisors, and mentor teachers who support teacher candidates (not including secondary program stakeholders). In this workshop, members of the edTPA National Academy guided participants through a close examination of equitable instructional practices embedded in edTPA tasks and rubrics, providing a deeper dive into what candidates were asked to think about, do, and write for each task as well as how candidate portfolios were evaluated. Additionally, several instrumental resources were shared along with best practices from successful implementation. Furthermore, this workshop provided guidelines and best practices for supporting candidates as they prepare for edTPA within your program context.

Upcoming Workshops

Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Zoom

During the virtual, interactive workshop, Dr. Ann Bullock and Dr. Lisa Brown in partnership with TAMU’s edTPA Task Force will:

  • Guide participants through a close examination of the edTPA tasks and rubrics,
  • Support participants to review and locally evaluate a teacher candidate’s edTPA teaching portfolio,
  • Provide opportunities for participants to engage in small group discussions (via ZOOM breakout rooms, led by TAMU’s Task Force) to review and map evidence from the candidate’s edTPA portfolio to each rubric, and
  • Facilitate small and whole group conversations regarding agreement per edTPA rubric
    offer multiple breaks throughout the day and a 45 minute lunch break.

Pre-Work: In order to become an active participant in the virtual workshop, you will be given access to the candidate’s portfolio (e.g., lesson plans, videos, students’ work samples, planning commentary) with directions in terms of what to read, view, etc. prior to the 9-3 workshop.

To register for this virtual and interactive workshop, please visit TAMU’s edTPA Local Evaluation Workshop.

Note: The registration through Survey Monkey will help inform our breakout sessions throughout the workshop. However, there is one additional registration in order to maintain security through the virtual platform, Zoom. Please also register through Zoom.

Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Zoom

This workshop is intended for EC-12 partners who mentor candidates. In this workshop, Dr. Ann Bullock and Dr. Lisa Brown will guide participants through a close examination of the edTPA tasks and rubrics as participants are given the opportunity to see how edTPA supports a rigorous and meaningful experience for aspiring teachers and EC-12 students. More importantly, edTPA promotes positive and equitable learning outcomes for EC-12 students.

Register for this workshop

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Spring 2021 Workshop Series

Hybrid: Face-to-Face & Virtual

*A summary for each workshop can be found below the schedule

Note: It is recommended to participate in the Handbook and Rubric Deep Dive workshop prior to engaging in the Local Evaluation and Curriculum Inquiry workshops.

What When Register
Handbook and Rubric Deep Dive (Full day) February 12, 2021 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Register HERE. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the workshop.
Academic Language in edTPA: Supporting Learning and Language Development (Half day) March 12, 2021 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Register HERE. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the workshop.
Local Evaluation
Note: this workshop is limited to 30 participants.
(Full day) April 9, 2021 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Register HERE. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the workshop.
Curriculum Inquiry (Half day) May 14, 2021 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Register HERE. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the workshop.

Summer 2021 Virtual Workshop Series

Unpacking edTPA in Traditional, Blended, and Virtual Learning Environments

Note: It is recommended to participate in the Handbook and Rubric Deep Dive workshop prior to engaging in the Local Evaluation and Curriculum Inquiry workshops.

 

What When Register
Handbook and Rubric Deep Dive (Full day) June 11, 2021 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Register HERE. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the workshop.
Academic Language in edTPA: Supporting Learning and Language Development (Half day) June 25, 2021 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Register HERE. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the workshop.
Local Evaluation
Note: this workshop is limited to 30 participants.
(Full day) July 9, 2021 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Register HERE. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the workshop.
Curriculum Inquiry (Half day) July 23, 2021 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Register HERE. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the workshop.

Fall 2021 Virtual Workshop Series

Unpacking edTPA in Traditional, Blended, and Virtual Learning Environments

Note: It is recommended to participate in the Handbook and Rubric Deep Dive workshop prior to engaging in the Local Evaluation and Curriculum Inquiry workshops.

 

What When Register
Handbook and Rubric Deep Dive (Full day) August 13, 2021 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Register HERE. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the workshop.
Academic Language in edTPA: Supporting Learning and Language Development (Half day) September 10, 2021 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Register HERE. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the workshop.
Local Evaluation
Note: this workshop is limited to 30 participants.
(Full day) October 8, 2021 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Register HERE. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the workshop.
Curriculum Inquiry (Half day) November 12, 2021 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Register HERE. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the workshop.

Summary of edTPA Workshops

Handbook Deep-Dive and Teacher Candidate Support:  This workshop is intended for faculty, instructors, supervisors, and school partners who support teacher candidates. In this workshop, a member of the edTPA National Academy will guide participants through a close examination of the edTPA tasks and rubrics, providing a deeper dive into what candidates are asked to think about, do, and write for each task as well as how candidate portfolios will be evaluated. Additionally, several instrumental resources will be shared along with best practices from successful implementation. Furthermore, this session will provide guidelines and best practices for supporting candidates as they prepare for edTPA within participants’ program context. 

Local Evaluation and Candidate Support: This workshop is intended for faculty, instructors, supervisors, and school partners who support teacher candidates. In this interactive workshop, a member of the edTPA National Academy will support participants to understand the edTPA constructs while examining evaluated evidence, using a sample edTPA portfolio specific to each participant’s content area/field. Note: The teacher candidate’s edTPA portfolio has been previously locally evaluated, and local evaluation results will be shared with participants to develop a common understanding of rubric constructs, evidence, and expectations of edTPA.

Curriculum Inquiry: This workshop is intended for faculty, instructors, and supervisors who support teacher candidates. In this collaborative workshop, a member of the edTPA National Academy will provide opportunities for participants to review their programs’ scope and sequence and course syllabi to identify areas in which the constructs, measured by edTPA, are already embedded and could naturally be embedded.