|During the induction phase, beginning teachers are required to work with mentors to develop their instructional skills. To support this effort, the state developed the IA-TPA to provide a structured process for using artifacts of practice to enrich the dialogue between the teacher and mentor. In addition to making the teacher an active participant in their learning, the artifacts constitute a body of evidence of the teacher's practice in meeting the Iowa Teaching Standards.||
The goals for this project are:
The IA-TPA gives teachers the opportunity to reflect on their instruction by uploading samples of a unit of instruction, assessing students as they learn throughout the unit, and using that information to set goals and develop interventions to address student needs.
Planning a Unit of Instruction
Analyzing Student Learning
Developing an Intervention Lesson
Analyzing Leaning Progress
The samples are collected and submitted as a single portfolio of work. And the work products should be examples of the instructional process you are already following.
The primary purpose of the IA-TPA is to facilitate a reflective dialogue between beginning teacher and their mentors. The assessment will be blind scored and the data will be shared with the teacher and mentor only. No identifiable data will be shared with district administrators or the state.
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