By Martha Zaragoza-Díaz, CABE Lobbyist
The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing continues it work in updating and streamlining the various teaching credentials that exist. Below are Commission activities you should be aware of. If you have specific questions please contact the Commission: ctc.ca.gov. The next Commission meeting is December 8th & 9th, 2016. Stay tuned for further updates.
- California Performance Assessments for Teachers.
For information on the development, pilot and scoring of the Commission’s TPA’s (CalTPA) please visit www.ctcpa.nesinc.com. Per the Commission, the website will be updated regularly as new information becomes available.
- Seeking Input from Early Childhood Education (ECE) Field.
The Commission has released three ECE focused surveys for stakeholder feedback. These surveys reflect the work of the Commission’s Child Development Advisory Panel. Survey I addresses the advisory panel’s recommendations regarding the Commission’s existing Child Development Permit; Survey II addresses new Performance Expectations for ECE teachers; and Survey III addresses new draft preparation program standards for the ECE workforce. Additionally, the Commission staff has developed an informative short video presentation to walk the public through the content of each of the surveys. A link to the video is included at the beginning of each survey. By completing these surveys, you will be providing the Commission with valuable input to both the Child Development Permit Advisory Panel and the Commission for considering next steps. Please share these surveys and the video links with any colleagues or stakeholders whom you believe would be interested in providing feedback.
- Literacy: What Teachers Need to Know and Be Able To Do—A Study Session.
At its October meeting, the Commission held a study session titled “Literacy: What teachers Need to Know and Be Able To Do.” The study session covered information on the knowledge and skills that both elementary and secondary teachers need to have around literacy.
The presentation may be of interest to you and can be found here: www.ctc.ca.gov/commission/agendas/2016-10/2016-10agenda.html.
- Commission Seeking Subject Matter Experts
The Commission is seeking subject matter experts who would be interested in reviewing other institution’s initial subject matter preparation programs. Please consider sharing this news with colleagues in Science, Art, Music, etc. Contact Erin Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. A list of potential reviewers is maintained by the Commission and individuals are contacted regarding their availability as subject matter program submittals are received.