Task One: Planning and Academic Language        


Planning consists of building content understanding, supporting learning needs, using knowledge of students and assessments to monitor student learning.

There are three steps to Task 1. First, you need to learn as much as possible about your school and the students in your class. You will use this information to fill out your Context for Learning template.  Next, you need to write your lesson plans (3-5 plan learning segment).  Last, you need to reflect on your plans using the Planning Commentary template.

Click here for Phases of edTPA Completion checklist and click here for the Lesson Plan Template.

*This Lesson Plan template is a general guide for planning. Please ask your supervisor for a program specific template.

Academic Language Resources

Each language demand is defined in the glossary of your handbook.

The Understanding Academic Language in edTPA: Supporting Learning and Language Development guide gives you a basic overview of Academic Language for each subject area. Each guide is located below. 

Another valuable resource is the website of Understanding Language, the center that recently merged with SCALE: http://ell.stanford.edu/.

Understanding Academic Language in edTPA: Supporting Learning and Language Development Guides:

*Not all programs require a focus on Academic Language. Please see your program specific handbook for further information. (Early Childhood, Special Education, and World Language)

The Common edTPA Glossary explains the language demands that teachers need to consider as they plan to support student learning of content.

The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) offers a edTPA Academic Language PowerPoint. You can also view the AACTE Academic Language Webinar. To view the webinar click here and enter the password edTP@LanG

 edTPA portfolio structure