TPA wishes a very splendid opening weekend for three exciting new destinations welcoming eager guests for the very first time this weekend!
In Orlando, Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort has pulled the curtain back on its stunning Pandora: The World of Avatar expansion. Up the street, Universal Orlando has plunged into the Pacific with the South Seas-themed Volcano Bay Water Park. Finally, Disney California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim debuts its rocking new Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: Breakout! drop tower attraction.
Today I learned from a reliable source that, at my institution of learning, we student teachers cannot legally be shown a completed edTPA. Not even as an example of what we should strive for.
This policy serves to give the edTPA a tremendously steep and difficult learning curve. They truly do want us to struggle with each step the process. I am sure they have their reasons.
Ensuring that we do not have an easy-to-follow guideline forces student teachers to learn from the ground up instead of borrowing solely from a template. Teachers must be hard workers, and the edTPA is indeed hard work. I imagine this is also excellent plagiarism prevention.