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Research points to pitfalls in new teacher certification assessment

Research points to pitfalls in new teacher certification assessment

December 14, 2015

The first teacher candidates required to pass edTPA (a new teaching performance assessment) for certification in New York and Washington States encountered multiple ambiguities, uncertainties, and other obstacles while trying to complete its requirements, two Warner School researchers report.

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Teacher candidates lack a clear understanding of new performance assessment

Teacher candidates lack a clear understanding of new performance assessment

March 2, 2015

Teacher education programs nationwide anticipate a smooth transition to edTPA, a new performance assessment for initial teacher certification. But a new study of teacher candidates in Wisconsin and New York state shows that many did not necessarily understand how the edTPA process works.

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2014 Goergen Awards honor excellence in teaching

2014 Goergen Awards honor excellence in teaching

October 21, 2014

In acknowledgement of their contributions to undergraduate education, professors Julie Bentley, Jeffrey Tucker, and Jonathan Pakianathan were honored with the University’s 2014 Goergen Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

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‘Vital signs’ of teaching captured by quick, reliable in-class evaluation

‘Vital signs’ of teaching captured by quick, reliable in-class evaluation

June 17, 2014

A 20-minute classroom assessment that is less subjective than traditional in-class evaluations by principals can reliably measure classroom instruction and predict student standardized test scores.

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William Spaniel takes on 21st century teaching tools to enhance student learning

William Spaniel takes on 21st century teaching tools to enhance student learning

April 30, 2014

Innovative teaching methods and commitment to learners have earned William Spaniel the 2014 Curtis Peck Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student.

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Teaching at 100

Teaching at 100

January 21, 2014

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Professor sings “I Have Failed My Physics Final”

Professor sings “I Have Failed My Physics Final”

January 21, 2014

Physics professor John Howell records a Les Miserables parody to motivate his Physics 121 students to attend workshops.

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Prize Honors Excellence in Secondary Teaching

Prize Honors Excellence in Secondary Teaching

June 3, 2013

The University’s Singer Family Prize for Excellence in Secondary Teaching honors teachers for their significant influence on Rochester’s graduating seniors.

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2012 Goergen Award Recipients Chosen for Passion for Learning

2012 Goergen Award Recipients Chosen for Passion for Learning

October 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Goergen Awards recognize faculty members who have made substantial contributions to the undergraduate experience at Rochester.

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Rochester Business Journal: Educators Enter World of Social Networking, Find It Useful

August 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Last month, Jeffrey Bigham, assistant professor of computer science, wanted to nail down a reference for the concept that people will do more work as volunteers than for low pay. So he tweeted a question, hoping his Twitter followers might have a reference handy.

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