NB Candidate Support Workshops

National Board Information

The NB certification process is currently under revision. According to NBPTS, the revised process consists of four components as described below.

Component One, Content Knowledge, is a computer-based assessment designed to allow the candidate to demonstrate content specific knowledge as well as pedagogical practices. This component contains three constructed-response exercises (each 30 minutes in length) and 45 selected response items.  

Component Two, Differentiated Instruction, requires the completion of a classroom-based portfolio comprised of examples of student work and an accompanying written commentary. The included student work samples should demonstrate students’ growth over time. The written commentary should demonstrate the teacher’s ability to analyze his/her own instructional practices.

Component Three, Teaching Practice and Learning Environment, is focused on instructional planning, classroom teaching, the development and use of instructional materials, and reflection. Candidates must submit two videos demonstrating their teaching with students who fall in the age band for the candidate's certificate. Candidates will be assessed on their practice and analysis of practice as it relates instruction, student engagement, and the learning environment. 

Component Four, Effective and Reflective Practitioner, is currently under development.  

Candidates are encouraged to read the 2016 Guide to National Board Certification.

For more information visit the National Board Certification website.  


National Board Awareness and Support Sessions:

National Board Awareness - Are you interested in learning more about the new National Board process? If so, this session is for you. During our time together we will discuss the requirements of the process, the current legislation governing National Board supplements, the financial assistance available, and answer any questions you may have. 

National Board Renewal Workshop - This session is designed for NBCTs completing their 7th or 8th year of certification. During our time together, we will discuss the renewal process including timelines for registration and entry submission and the current legislation governing renewal.

South Carolina National Board Network Workshop - The SC National Board Network (SCNBN) is pleased to offer a free National Board Renewal Workshop. This session is designed for NBCTs completing their 7th or 8th year of certification. The workshop will focus on the renewal process including timelines for registration, entry completion and submission, and the current legislation governing renewal. 

Florence Renewal Meeting
Tuesday, May 10, 2016  5:00 - 6:30
Johnsonville Middle School
415 Maple Ave.
Johnsonville, SC 29555
Register by clicking here
Barnwell 29 Renewal Meeting
Monday, May 16, 2016  5:00 - 6:30 
Kelly Edwards Elementary School (Media Center)
1071 Elko St, Williston, SC 29853
Register by clicking here.
Greenville Renewal Meeting
Monday, May 16, 2016  5:00 - 6:30
JL Mann Academy
160 Fairforest Way
Greenville, SC 29607
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Greenwood Renewal Meeting
Thursday, May 19, 2016  5:00 – 6:30
Lander University
The Lois Grier Room in the Cultural Center 
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Dorchester 2 Renewal Meeting
Tuesday, May 24, 2016  4:30 - 6:00
Curriculum & Instruction Room-Conference Room
102 Green Wave Boulevard
Summerville, SC 29483
Note: In order to reach the actual entrance to the C & I Room, you actually have to pass the District Office and turn by the Track Field. The C & I Building is located directly behind the District Warehouse.
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Berkeley County Renewal Meeting
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 5:00 - 6:30
Men Riv (Team Meeting Room)
0 Pulaski Street
Goose Creek, SC 29445
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