Improving the edTPA Experience at St. Francis College

As the #edTPA tweets reveal, finishing edTPA® is an important and challenging step in the process of becoming a teacher. Richard Giaquinto, Chair of the Education Department at St. Francis College in New York City, has been helping candidates through the process of compiling portfolios since New York state adopted the assessment in 2014. Richard’s…

Using Tech to Increase The Number of STEM Teachers in Texas

The UTeach initiative aims to increase the number of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) majors working in classrooms. It’s a network of 44 teacher training programs across the country. UTeach at the University of Texas at Tyler is working to achieve this goal by leveraging something which interests many STEM majors: technology. Donna Wise, director…

Practicing High-Leverage Strategies Before Your Classroom Teaching Using Video Rehearsals

A common scenario for video coaching is teachers recording themselves in the classroom with students. But professors like Mandy Benedict-Chambers of Missouri State University see video as a high-impact strategy for outside the classroom. Mandy uses Edthena with preservice teachers in her elementary methods courses. Throughout the semester, she has her teachers record themselves practicing the high-leverage teaching…