• Courtney Stempinski

    Courtney Stempinski

    Class of 2017, Graduate Student
    Cambridge, MN
    Master of Education

    Courtney's Bio:
    I'm an Elementary Education major at CSS. I also plan to minor in Spanish. Having done PSEO, I came to CSS with more than 60 credits. I'm part of Volunteers Involved Through Action (VITA), Students Today Leaders Forever (STLF), and other clubs! Dance has been part of my life for 10 years, and now I'm trying to fit it into my schedule again. I love spending time watching Supernatural and Once Upon a Time, and reading Harry Potter and other great books. I live in a suite with 3 other girls, and we are always finding something fun to do around campus!

  • Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

  • Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

  • Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    Jesse Heaton

    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

  • Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

Prepping for the edTPA

This week I am teaching for my edTPA. What is the edTPA? Honestly I would say it is a completely scary performance assessment I must complete while student teaching. I am totally nervous I’ll fail parts of it, which would require remediation and huge (I mean huge) resubmittal fees for those portions. I have to video tape myself teaching, create extremely detailed lesson plans, and then analyze all of it for pages and pages. In Math Methods, we did a practice version of the pre-taught portion, which I thought would make me more comfortable. Then I remembered, “Hey, you stayed up til 4 am the first day of spring break trying to finish that thing!” And then I nervously giggled and crawled into a fetal position. Just kidding (not about the 4 am part though). So over the weekend I have been prepping for the actual teaching portion. Each of my 5 lesson plans are 4 pages long and you’re encouraged to use the maximum pages for the planning commentary (which is 9 pages). I’ve been slightly nervous as to how the video taping will go. I guess only time will tell, won’t it?

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