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When Sarah Paver began her student-teaching class last August, the graduate student in physical education quickly became concerned. “I was very nervous when the edTPA came up,” says Paver, who graduated in December 2017. “A lot of my classmates had said that they had read the handbook over the summer. I didn’t look at anything...
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Area educators can now register for edcamp Northern Illinois, a free evening of professional development that offers nontraditional opportunities to share teaching techniques, discuss new classroom tools and make connections with like-minded professionals. This innovative event will be held from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, at DeKalb High School, 501 W. Dresser Road....
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After the new state-mandated edTPA became consequential for all teacher candidates in Illinois last fall, the state passing rate was 96 percent. Candidates from NIU posted a 99.13 passing rate, with the vast majority of licensure programs posting a 100 passing rate. NIU started preparing for the edTPA assessment in 2011-2012 when the state first...