• 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!

  • Malvern Madondo

    Junior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Tayler Boelk

    Class of 2017
    Duluth, MN
    English

    Jin Baek

    Senior
    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Jason Chavez

    Senior
    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

  • Emily Nelson

    Class of 2017
    Rochester, MN
    Communications

    Neena Koslowski

    Junior
    Apple Valley, MN
    Management

    Marisa Hutterer

    Class of 2017
    Prior Lake, MN
    Social Work

    Semaj Moore

    Class of 2017
    Minneapolis, MN
    English, Medieval & Renaissance

  • Halle Nystrom

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

    Victoria Tabolich

    Sophomore
    Cambridge, MN
    Exercise Physiology

    Jesse Heaton

    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

    Cheyenne Lemm

    Senior
    Cromwell, MN
    History and Social Science Secondary Education

  • Patrick Linn

    Class of 2017
    Roseville, MN
    Communication Major, Film Concentration

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Junior
    Mora, MN
    Biology

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Courtney Stempinski

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

  • Alexa Lee

    Class of 2017
    Esko, MN
    English

    Bryan Chavez

    Junior
    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Morgan Richie

    Class of 2017
    Hudson, WI
    Biology and Spanish

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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