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On March 8, ourTC is hosting a conference on the new, controversial, Pearson-implemented teacher testing and certification program called edTPA.

Join us! Register at the link.

Eventbrite - edTPA: Challenges, Questions, and Initiatives


Event Details:

What: A conference that gathers all education stakeholders concerned about edTPA (Co-sponsored by OurTC, Department of Arts & Humanities, Department of Curriculum & Teaching, endorsed by Barnard Education Program, Can’t Be Neutral, reClaiming the Conversation on Education)

When: 9:30 (Door opens at 9am) – 5:00, March 8 (Sat)

Who: Teacher educators, scholars, student teachers, teachers, librarians, parents, students, other concerned citizens.

Where: Library 3rd floor, Teachers College at Columbia University

Brief outline of the day:

Morning (Door opens at 9:00am)

1. 9:30am – Opening + edTPA Overview (Macro perspective: issues, challenges, and questions surrounding edTPA) + Open Forum

Break: 10:30-10:45am

2. 10:45am – Experiences (Micro, on-the-ground perspectives – Panel) + open forum

12:15 – 1:15pm – Lunch break

3. 1:15pm – Ongoing initiatives (How institutions/groups are coping with issues and challenges – Panel) + Open forum + Breakout discussions for new initiatives

3:45 – 4:00pm Coffee break

4. 4:00 – 4:45pm Report back

5. 5:00pm Closure

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