University of San Diego
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice
5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110
The Evidence of Learning and Practice: Teacher Performance Assessment By the Profession, For the Profession 2013 National edTPA Implementation Conference will be convened November 1-2, 2013 at the University of San Diego. This annual two-day gathering is open to higher education administrators, faculty and supervisors and state education agencies (SEAs) who are seeking to deepen their understanding of edTPA and network within a learning community of edTPA users. Regardless of whether a state or program is brand new to edTPA, in the beginning stages of implementation and/or has established policy for teacher performance assessment and preparing for full implementation, the conference is structured to support this wide range of needs. Attendees will benefit from attending workshops and discussions that support implementation and emphasize edTPA’s educative elements for candidates and its program renewal potential.
Deborah Loewenberg Ball
William H. Payne Collegiate Professor in Education and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor
Dean, School of Education
University of Michigan
Tentative Conference Schedule
Tentative Conference Schedule
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. Walk-in registrations will not be accepted.
For any questions regarding registration please contact Christine Tambini at
All registration cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing and received by October 14, 2013. 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
Hilton San Deigo Mission Valley
901 Camino del Rio South
San Diego, California 92108
Room Rate is $124 (single/double) and the rate includes high speed internet access. The reservation deadline is Tuesday October 10, 2013, the special room rate will be available to this date or the group block is sold out, whichever comes first. Hotel parking is $18 per day.
Please ask for the 2013 National edTPA Implementation Conference rate in order to receive this special group rate or click here to make a reservation.
Transportation to and from the hotel: Finalized Bus Schedule
The 2013 National edTPA Implementation Conference is located at the Institute of Peace and Justice on the campus of the University of San Diego. The Institute 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. For information on the Institute of Peace and Justice, click here.
From the airport
The University of San Diego is located 6 miles northeast of the San Diego International Airport.
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 tram 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 the IPJ Hall; however there is a steep hill between the structure and IPJ.
Taxis are able to drop you off at USD Hill Hall. When entering campus, inform the guard you are going to the Institute of Peace and Justice and you will be directed accordingly.
For more information about edTPA, click here.