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thanks for a great #edTPAcon2014!


Thanks to everyone who attended and supported, and especially thanks to our panelists for making #edTPAcon2014 an amazing event.

Video will be up soon via Barnard.

In the meantime, here are three resources/statements on edTPA:

NYSUT letter to Commissioner John King

NAME statement on edTPA

edTPA opt out letter for united opt out

EdTPA conference tomorrow, March 8, at Barnard

Join us tomorrow at Barnard for our conference on edTPA!

if you can’t make it, the conference will be livestreamed here:

and live tweeted via #edtpacon2014


Excellent Op-Ed on Unequal TA Funding at TC and Columbia


By TC doctoral student Daniel Souleles.

Unequal TA wages affect entire university

TC student movement pamphlet

Check out this pamphlet from some awesome student movement members. post it online and print the pdf and pass it around!

OurTC Pamphlet 1.1

OurTC Pamphlet 1.1

EdTPA conference flier


Check out our flier for the EdTPA conference on March 8. Register today at the link below!


Eventbrite - edTPA: Challenges, Questions, and Initiatives

Our TC hosts EdTPA conference


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

Meeting tonight!


Don’t forget to come to our meeting tonight from 7-9pm in Grace Dodge Cafeteria.Image

Everyone’s welcome! on the agenda: EdTPA (and lots of other stuff!).