By Rebekah Johnson, MSE, Carthage College, and Seth Jenny, PhD, Slippery Rock University
What is edTPA (Education Teacher Performance Assessment) and why is it important to know about virtual learning environments (VLE) for edTPA?
In the video below, Human Kinetic authors Rebekah Johnson and Seth Jenny discuss the type of learning environment that is acceptable for edTPA and the changes to edTPA requirements for VLE. Practical ideas are offered in this discussion, including how to collect parent permissions within a VLE and some common physical education lesson activities taught for edTPA within the VLE.
For more information on how to effectively complete edTPA and incorporate technology into physical education, see the following resources:
Rebekah Johnson is an Assistant Professor and Chair of the Exercise and Sport Science Department at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Rebekah’s work in teacher effectiveness helps her to mentor teacher candidates at Carthage College. In her free time, Rebekah enjoys Wisconsin summers spending time outdoors with her family and friends.
Dr. Seth Jenny teaches at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania and when he’s not teaching or conducting technology-related research, he is a volunteer club coach for elementary cross country and track and field athletes. He also spends his spare time with his family and training for marathons, with a personal best of 2:48:30.