edTPA and ACADEMIC LANGUAGE: Framing Academic Language and Disciplinary Language Practices for Pre-Service Teachers
FEBRUARY 6th, 2015 9AM-3PM Keynote Speaker Dr. Melanie Hundley is an assistant professor at Vanderbilt University. She has been working with the edTPA since 2009 and has presented nationally on the development of academic language and disciplinary practices in novice teachers. Her research focuses on the digital and multimodal writing, young adult literature, and teacher development.
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Rooker Hall The University of Georgia, Athens, GA
OVERVIEW The development of pre-service teacher’s content knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge, and disciplinary practices are at the forefront in the ongoing discussions of teacher education programs, measures of novice teacher quality, and what it takes to prepare a teacher to teach both content and students. The edTPA, a pre-service teacher assessment, emphasizes the importance of academic language and disciplinary language practices in the development of content learning. Each content area, no matter the grade level, has a particular lens by which it views the world, asks questions, and constructs and represents knowledge. Disciplinary language structures are necessary for learners to understand, represent, and construct knowledge within the content area. This presentation focuses on identifying and defining academic language and disciplinary practices. We will examine the tools and structures that help novices learn disciplinary language, and share pedagogical practices that help pre-service teachers make visible their own academic language so that they can then teach it to their students.
PRESENTED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA, COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, OFFICE OF ACADEMIC PROGRAMS