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Dance Education edTPA Online Preparation Guide

Dance Education edTPA Online Preparation Guide

$52.95 CAD


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    Dance Education edTPA Online Preparation Guide is the ideal resource to help teacher candidates in the field of dance education prepare to successfully navigate the edTPA (Education Teacher Preparation Assessment) submission process.

    This low-cost, practical tool will be a big hit among university dance program faculty, on-site cooperating teachers, and others who are involved in the edTPA process. This preparation guide provides a detailed road map for completing the three tasks within the Performing Arts edTPA. The guide offers
    • scaffolded Try It Out activities to develop and prepare for key components of the edTPA;
    • sample written responses from former teacher candidates, annotated with rubrics-aligned commentary to help readers learn the difference between responses that are merely acceptable and those that exceed expectations;
    • Quick Tips sidebars that give succinct, practical suggestions to improve the quality of the edTPA materials that the teacher candidate will submit; and
    • movement breaks that prompt teacher candidates to take short breaks before returning to their edTPA preparation tasks.
    Dance Education edTPA Online Preparation Guide pairs a comprehensive analysis of both the edTPA’s structure and tasks with suggestions for how to tackle each component. In addition to discipline-specific resources, it contains critical context every step of the way and offers strategies for developing supporting materials and analyzing student samples.

    As they work through this guide, teacher candidates will learn
    • how to align their lesson plans and assessments with edTPA requirements;
    • the scope of the three task areas of edTPA evaluation: Planning, Instruction, and Assessment;
    • the nuances of all 15 rubrics and how to make choices geared toward high scores;
    • how to design, create, and implement a plan for success in the edTPA submission process; and
    • how to incorporate educational research frameworks such as universal design for learning, backward design, and culturally responsive teaching to strengthen discipline-specific instruction, including somatic and kinesthetic awareness, creative and choreographic principles, and reflective practice in dance education.
    For Task 1 (Planning), the guide includes an introduction to Task 1 rubrics and a breakdown of the task’s sections (context for learning, lesson planning, instructional materials, assessments, and planning commentary). For Task 2 (Instruction), the guide delves into the video clips that teacher candidates will record and explores instruction commentary for a range of grade levels within K-12. For Task 3 (Assessment), the guide unpacks how to collect student work samples, provide evidence of feedback, write assessment commentary, and establish strong evaluation criteria.

    Dance Education edTPA Online Preparation Guide connects general education theory with research-verified strategies to support instructional choices in the dance education classroom. In doing so, it takes the guesswork out of the preparation process for teacher candidates who are embarking on the edTPA submission process.


    Digital resource for undergraduate dance education courses. Resource for all stakeholders involved in the edTPA process, including teacher candidates (TCs), on-site cooperating teachers (OSCTs), and university supervisors of teacher education programs (USTEPs)
    Chapter 1. Introduction to Dance Education edTPA Online Preparation Guide
    Chapter 2. Introduction to Task 1: Planning for Instruction and Assessment
    Chapter 3. Task 1: Context for Learning Information
    Chapter 4. Task 1: Lesson Plans for Learning Segment
    Chapter 5. Task 1: Instructional Materials
    Chapter 6. Task 1: Assessments
    Chapter 7. Task 1: Planning Commentary
    Chapter 8. Introduction to Task 2: Instructing and Engaging Students in Learning
    Chapter 9. Task 2: Video Clips
    Chapter 10. Task 2: Instruction Commentary
    Chapter 11. Introduction to Task 3: Assessing Student Learning
    Chapter 12. Task 3: Student Work Samples
    Chapter 13. Task 3: Evidence of Feedback
    Chapter 14. Task 3: Assessment Commentary
    Chapter 15. Task 3: Evaluation Criteria
    Index of Sample Written Responses
    The authors bring the perspectives of a university professor and K-12 dance teacher together to provide detailed information on how to lay a strong pedagogical foundation for edTPA success. They also offer personal experience and practical approaches as stakeholders in teacher preparation for K-12 dance education.

    Dr. Mila Parrish has served as a studio teacher and program coordinator, K-12 classroom teacher, artist in the schools, program director for a community dance program, and for the last 20 years she has served as a university professor directing dance teacher education programs. As a director of teacher education programs, Mila has mentored over 300 students progressing toward initial and advanced teacher licensure. She is internationally recognized for her work in dance pedagogy and educational technology. Her research has established new trends in movement technology and teacher training.

    Katrina Brown-Aliffi is a professional dance educator in the New York City charter sector. Her insight, innovation, and experience with alternate licensure programming led to the first empirical research study published on the intersection of dance education and the New York City charter sector. Having successfully passed two edTPAs herself (in both dance and childhood education), she brings both personal experience and valuable perspective developed through mentoring numerous teachers through the edTPA process in dance, music, and physical education. As a doctoral student in dance education at Teachers College at Columbia University, her research interests include equity and access to arts education programming across school sectors.

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