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August 26, Teacher Performance Assessment Implementation Summit

TERI colleagues,

The following information is from Elizabeth Finsness, Coordinator of Curriculum and Assessment with TERI:

The University of Minnesota is entering the State-wide field study (2011-12) for the Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA). The pilot year (last year) was educative and provided the TPA Consortia (TPAC) with meaningful recommendations to prepare for this year's field study year. We welcome you to send district administrators and school faculty to join this statewide group of educational leaders - (MACTE), Pk-12 partners and MDE from 8:00 - 12:30 pm on August 26 to learn about the field study planned for the 2011-2012 academic year.

Please also note that there are two additional TPA scoring trainings available in August and September. This training provides knowledge to better inform faculty and supervisors about the TPA and provides insight on how to prepare candidates for the assessment. Follow this link for registration: http://www.mnteachered.org/

We realize that this event was scheduled at the same time as our co-teaching workshop for cooperating teachers (on August 25 & 26) and your district opening workshops. It is a busy time of year! However, we hope there are individuals in your district whom you would like to engage in knowing more about the TPA as implemented this year by universities for their teacher candidates (student teachers). Cooperating teachers do not need to be experts on the TPA, but may be interested in learning more about it and engaging in professional development to become TPA scorers. Details below...


Our best,

Stacy and Elizabeth


See details below...from Dr. Sally Baas

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You are invited to attend the August 26 Teacher Performance Assessment Implementation Summit. It will be in the Rauenhorst Hall, Coeur de Catherine, at St. Catherine's University, St. Paul Campus, 2004 Randolph Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105. Please come for coffee at 8:00 am. The opening session will begin at 8:30 where we will tackle three central questions: What is the current state of the TPA? What is expected for teacher preparation programs for the 2011-2012 year? What support is available for a successful year? Break-out sessions will follow where you can engage topics including academic language, ethical coaching, working with school partners, and video logistics and analysis. Don't miss this opportunity to be informed and to ask questions about the Teacher Performance Assessment!

Please share this with your colleagues, including faculty members and clinical supervisors, cooperating teachers, school partners, and others who are interested in learning about the TPA.

Please register via this Zoomerang link: TPA Implementation Summit

http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22CRJGUGGEK


This is the information on the location and parking:
map: http://www.stkate.edu/pages/aboutstkates/pdf/collegeofstacatherinemap.pdf

Please park in the Guest Parking Lot, which is shown on the map.

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