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Best Practices for a Successful edTPA Submission

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST

Successfully Submitting edTPA

Presented by Dr. Sarah Hartman, Department Chair, edTPA Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Education, Freed-Hardeman University, TN
Hosted by Monte Tatom, Associate Professor of Education, Freed-Hardeman University, TN



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Dr. Sarah Hartman has been preparing students and faculty for edTPA since 2014 in both Georgia and Tennessee. In this edWebinar, she will be presenting tips and techniques that aid teacher candidates in successfully submitting and passing their edTPA portfolio. Topics to be discussed will include: edTPA notebook organization, how to take thorough edTPA notes and the color paper system, academic language hints, video tips, student work samples and feedback details, and submission guidelines.

This session will be of benefit to preservice teachers, and may also be valuable to college faculty, as they help prepare students for edTPA submission. There will be time to get your questions answered after Dr. Hartman’s edWebinar.


Dr. Sarah Hartman

About the Presenter

Dr. Sarah Hartman received her Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction; elementary education from the University of Alabama in 2013. She spent 11 years in K-12 education as a preK teacher, Head Start teacher, kindergarten teacher, fifth grade teacher, K-6 technology teacher and coordinator, and third grade teacher. Dr. Hartman then moved into higher education where she worked at the College of Coastal Georgia for seven years as a director of field experiences, the coordinator of middle grades programs, and the edTPA coordinator. She now serves as the chair of the Department of Education at Freed-Hardeman University where she has been for almost two years, and where she also serves as the edTPA coordinator.

Monte TatomAbout the Host
Dr. Monte Tatom received his Ed.D. in educational administration at Auburn University. He has been in K-12 education for 26 years as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, and coordinator of staff development. He retired from Mobile County Public School System in December 2005. He began working at Freed-Hardeman University (FHU) in January 2006. He is an associate professor of education within the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences at FHU. He currently has over 13 years in higher education. Dr. Tatom assisted in building the online M.Ed. in Instructional Technology that began summer 2017. He has actively been involved in educational technology since taking his first computer course at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL during spring 1983 (EDM 510: Micro-computing Systems in Education).


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