edTPA Pre-Conference

edTPA & NBPTS Correlates

Dr. LaTonya Barnes, NBCT

This session is designed to help practitioners understand the connections between edTPA and National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). Many of the cooperating teachers with whom candidates work have achieved National Board Certification. An examination of the correlations between the two processes will help cooperating teachers better assist teacher candidates with their process. Participants will also be introduced to ATLAS--an interactive resource designed to help candidates gain exposure to video and commentary submitted by accomplished teachers.


Facilitator: Mrs. Debbie Fly

This session is designed as an introduction to edTPA. It is specifically geared to provide more information to individuals who have little experience with edTPA. The goal of this training session is to provide a global understanding of edTPA, its purpose and outcomes, the process involved, and the scoring rubrics utilized with candidate submissions.

Local Evaluation Training

Facilitator: Dr. Pam Wetherington

This session is designed for individuals who are more familiar with edTPA. The overall objective of this session is to help individuals understand how to locally evaluate edTPA submissions.

Although many states and institutions have policies that require SCALE and Pearson evaluation for certification, this training allows faculty to better understand curricula changes that may need to be made to better prepare candidates for the edTPA process.

Coalition of Support for Minority and Underrepresented Candidates

Round-table discussion

The two major barriers that often prevent HBCU and small college faculty from participating in professional development conferences like an edTPA implementation conference are 1) limited financial resources--cash strapped and 2) faculty are serving in more than one role at the institution -- overworked -- and can't afford the time to travel.

A select group of minds will come to the table to frame how this coalition could work and be sustained in an online environment. The online meeting would offer the following advantages: 1) no funds needed to travel, 2) webinar sessions could be recorded and archived, 3) discussion boards could be launched for an array of topics, 4) documents could be exchanged, and 5) other possible ideas may emerge once these minds are at the same table.