In 2015 it seems like I was posting daily about the terrible teacher certification program, edTPA. Like this one from the Illinois Coalition for edTPA Rule Change. edTPA was part of the corporate education reform movement that privatized teacher certification, cheapened the actual experience of what we call student teaching, and removed the classroom teacher […]Read More Killing edTPA in Illinois.
State Representative Linda Chapa La Via is a sponsor of HB 6128, rule changes to edTPA. Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 5, the Illinois House of Representative’s Elementary and Secondary Education: Licensing Oversight Committee will hold a hearing to consider HB 6128. HB 6128, sponsored by Rep Linda Chapa LaVia and Kelly Burke would move the required […]Read More Urgent. Act now. edTPA rule change.
Hi Mr. Klonsky, I am a student in a teacher certification program at CUNY Queens College in NY. Over the past few weeks I have been trying to mobilize a student movement against the edTPA. Six days ago I wrote a petition and have just over 500 supporters. The faculty at my university will be […]Read More End edTPA in New York state.
I just received word from Diane Horwitz that the program at DePaul has had such enthusiastic feedback that they have had to move to a larger room. They had been previously booked solid. Now a few more seats have opened up. Still, you should RSVP if you are planning on attending.Read More A critical look at edTPA.
From Jim Broadway’s authoritative Springfield newsletter: Retired Chicago teacher Fred Klonsky featured an essay on his popular blog in August reporting that, under ISBE’s rule, “Pearson has become the gate-keeper for student teachers in Illinois.” Klonsky’s editorial position quickly become a call to “Stop the Pearson takeover of Illinois student teacher certification.” The edTPA does […]Read More Random notes. edTPA on Broadway.
Responding to my minutes from today’s S.O.R.E. meeting: Fred, As a Coordinator of Clinical Experiences, I receive ample feedback on the deterrent edTPA can be to a positive and profitable experience for pre-service teachers. First of all, I oversee the experience of Traditional and non-traditional students during their professional semester (student teaching). Across the board, […]Read More edTPA as a deterrent to a positive pre-service experience.
– from More than a Score Springfield, IL. Tuesday, a representative of the Chicago coalition More than a Score shared disturbing information with an Illinois House education committee concerning new dangers to student privacy. As of September 2015, student teachers in Illinois must now submit videos filmed in public school classrooms to education conglomerate Pearson […]Read More edTPA’s threat to student privacy.
Illinois State Representative Christian Mitchell stayed long enough to voice support for edTPA before leaving the committee hearing. Sandy Deines is a friend, colleague and retired high school teacher from Park Ridge who currently supervises student teachers. She knows from first hand experience what damage edTPA is doing to the teaching profession. Sandy went to Springfield […]Read More Yestereday’s Illinois House hearing on edTPA.
State Representative Will Guzzardi has concerns about edTPA. He sits on the House education committee. Our efforts over the past 24 hours in getting folks to submit witness slips (you still can this morning) to the House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee opposing edTPA has been a great success. It has resulted in over 230 opposition slips […]Read More edTPA, the Illinois House hearing, Will Guzzardi and the IFT.