Author Archives: Jessica Hochman

About Jessica Hochman

I am an assistant professor at Pratt Institute in the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) where I also coordinate the LMS Program (school librarians, for the uninitiated). I live in Brooklyn, NY.

The Morning After, an open letter to my students

Dear students, past and present, This morning I dropped my daughter off at her public elementary school in Brooklyn. There were many tearful goodbyes at the classroom door, tears from parents and children of all colors, cultures, and family structures. … Continue reading

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Makerspacin’ in the Library

Last week, in my Instructional Technologies course, several guests joined us for an ad hoc makerspace. Together, the students and guests helped to set up four stations: Stop Animation short film production with The Good School’s Nick Nazmi A maker … Continue reading

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Assessment Anxiety: The Medium-Message of edTPA

As the spring term draws to a close, I look back on a year that I will probably remember as The Year of edTPA Anxiety. At this point, much ink has been spilled and many videos have been produced that … Continue reading

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A Question of Consent

The core of the edTPA assessment is a video submission of student teaching practice. As my students began working on gathering parent permission forms last week, I’ve been thinking about the extent to which permission isn’t informed consent. Yet edTPA … Continue reading

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Telling my Own (edTPA) Story: Challenges

We’re 6 weeks into the semester, and I haven’t blogged about edTPA. A few things have been holding me back. One is obviously that I was asked to sign a non-disclosure form, and I’m having irrational paranoia about disclosing the … Continue reading

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An edTPA Journey: One Program’s Story

*I have signed a confidentiality waiver with Pearson that prohibits me from exposing specific elements of edTPA. I plan to maintain a level of candor and criticality on this blog that doesn’t compromise that agreement. This semester, my students and … Continue reading

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My favorite cocktail party story: A Bacchic Tribute to Professor Moretti

I was saddened to learn that Professor Frank Moretti passed away over the weekend. I don’t know if it was something in the air, but when I heard the news, I was already thinking about my time as his student … Continue reading

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