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2012 PACT and edTPA Implementation Conference Download as iCal file
From Thursday, November 01, 2012
To Saturday, November 03, 2012

Taking Stock and Looking Forward: Building on a Decade of Teacher Performance Assessment

The PACT and edTPA Implementation Conference will be convened November 1-3, 2012 at the University of San Diego. This conference will support two consortia engaging in the implementation of teacher performance assessments.

PACT Implementation Conference: Thursday, November 01, 2012

PACT Conference Schedule

The PACT Implementation Conference will be on November 1. Conference check-in begins at 8:30am. A state-wide committee comprised of PACT-experienced faculty has planned workshops and discussions that address current issues for use of the assessment. The day is structured to support the range of needs of faculty and universities working to sustain the assessment as an educative tool. This day will include a plenary session on policy regarding student-teacher performance assessments in California, and concurrent sessions designed for the unique needs of programs using PACT. Fee for this day includes admission to the keynote on Friday, November 2.

edTPA Implementation Conference: Friday, November 02, 2012 - Saturday, November 03, 2012

edTPA Conference Schedule

Keynote speaker:
Friday, November 02, 2012
Linda Darling-Hammond
Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education at Stanford University

The edTPA Conference will be on November 2-3. Conference check-in begins at 8:00am on Friday, November 2nd followed by a keynote address delivered by Linda Darling Hammond at 9am. Breakout sessions will follow and continue through Saturday, November 3rd until 4pm. The conference is an annual two-day gathering of higher education administrators, faculty and supervisors and state education agencies (SEAs) who are seeking to deepen their understanding of the Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA) and network within a learning community of edTPA users. Attendees will benefit from attending workshops and discussions that support implementation and emphasize edTPA's educative elements for candidates and its program renewal potential.


November 1 PACT Session $75
November 2 edTPA Conference Day 1 $150
November 3 edTPA Conference Day 2 $150

For any questions regarding registration please contact Christine Tambini at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

All registration cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing and received by October 22, 2012. A refund of the conference fee, minus a $50 administrative fee, will be given for cancellations received by that date. All refund requests received after this date will be denied. Cancellations should be e-mailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

University of San Diego
School of Leadership and Education Sciences
Mother Rosalie Hill Hall
5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110

Hotel Information

Best Western Plus Hacienda Hotel
4041 Harney Street
San Diego, CA 92110

The conference rate is $130/night for a single/double room, plus fees. Parking at the hotel is $12/night.
Breakfast, Dinner and two drink coupons included for one person/room. Cancellations must be made 48 hours prior to check in.

For reservations call: 619-298-4707
To get this rate, guest must mention "Stanford University"

Space is limited, so please don't wait to make your reservation. You must provide your own transportation to and from the event location.

If the Best Western Hacienda Hotel is not available, the following hotels are near University of San Diego and may be available at the regular hotel rate: click here to view.

Travel Information

The 2012 PACT edTPA Implementation Conference is located at the Mother Rosalie Hill Hall on the campus of the University of San Diego. Mother Rosalie Hill Hall is located on the northwest corner of campus, at the top of the hill after entering campus via the west en­trance.

For a map of USD, click here.

From the airport
The University of San Diego is located 6 miles northeast of the San Diego International Airport. USD is a short ride from the San Diego Airport, and many of the hotels offer shuttle service to and from the airport. While the university shuttle service will not be available to us this year to transport from the airport, participants will receive an update on transportation information including shuttle service in the coming weeks.

There is no fee for guest parking on USD campus. Please obtain a visitor’s permit from the guard at the West Entrance Welcome Kiosk and park in the West Parking Structure. Take the West campus loop tram to the main area of campus. This tramp stops at the top of the hill, across the street from Mother Rosalie Hill or the Institute of Peace and Justice (IPJ).

**Note** it’s only about 1/4 mile at most from the parking structure to Mother Rosalie Hill Hall; however there is a steep hill between the structure and Hill Hall. On the campus map, please note the West Entrance off of Linda Vista Road, the West Parking Structure (#2) and Hill Hall (#5).

Taxis are able to drop you off at USD Hill Hall. When entering campus, inform the guard you are going to Hill Hall and you will be directed accordingly.

University Shuttle
USD provides a free shuttle from Old Town San Diego that drops you off at the West Parking

**Note** Space is limited on these shuttles. Please be sure to consider alternative transportation to and from Old Town San Diego.


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