NB Candidate Support Workshops

New National Board Information

We have been informed that the National Board process is changing.  Teachers who apply before January 1, 2014 will follow the “old” system of ten entries (four portfolio entries, six assessment center exercises).  Candidates who apply on or after January 1, 2014 will complete their work under the “new” National Board system.  According to NBPTS, “We are revising the process to incorporate the latest research and best practice in the field and to reduce barriers so that more students can learn from Board-certified teachers. As some of you may recall, certification was last updated in 2001.”  Teachers who find it necessary to become retake candidates will continue with the system under which they first submitted their entries. 

Highlights of the “New” System

  • The “new” system will apply to initial candidates for the 2014-2015 cycle.  The application for this cycle will open in spring 2014. 
  • The “new” system will consist of four modules rather than 10 entries.  This is simply a repackaging and does not indicate that the NB process will be any less rigorous. 
  • The four modules will include a revised assessment center module (likely 4 assessment center exercises), a revised student work portfolio, a revised video portfolio, and an impact and accomplishments portfolio. 
  • NBPTS will only release two modules in 2014-2015.  An additional module will be released in 2015-2016, and the final module in 2016-2017.  This means that it will take teachers a minimum of three years to certify during the roll-out of the “new” system.
  • Beginning in 2016-2017, NBPTS will have all four modules available and teachers could certify in one year. 
  • The cost for the “new” system will be reduced to around $2000.  Each module will cost no more than $500.  Candidates will be able to pay for individual modules. 

NBPTS will continue to emphasize:

  • National Board Standards
  • Five Core Propositions
  • Architecture of Accomplished Teaching
  • A performance-based, peer-review model
  • Content knowledge and commitment to student learning

For more information visit:  http://www.nbpts.org/future-revision-national-board-certification


CERRA Online Awareness, Support & Renewal Sessions

CERRA is proud to host a series of FREE online National Board awareness and support sessions.  The sessions will be facilitated by Jenna Hallman, NBCT and CERRA Program Director for National Board or Virginia Bartels, NBCT and CERRA Program Facilitator for National Board. The session descriptions and meeting dates are listed below. All sessions will be held online. Please click on the link listed for the session you wish to attend. You will be redirected to the GoToWebinar registration page. You will receive the login instructions for your webinar once you complete the registration. Please check your spam folder if you do not receive a confirmation email within 24 hours. There is no need to register for multiple sessions on the same topic. The information presented in each session will be the same. 


National Board Awareness and Support Sessions:

National Board Support: E-portfolio Submission - National Board has provided information about the e-portfolio submission process. This webinar will review the process by highlighting the key steps and important information provided in the Guide to Electronic Submission. This webinar will also serve as a forum to ask questions about electronic submission. CERRA will follow-up with National Board following the webinar regarding any unanswered questions.

National Board Support: Preparing for the Assessment Center - It is possible to prepare for the assessment center! This webinar will review the assessment center process and will provide hints and suggestions to help candidates prepare for this phase of the National Board process. 

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.

National Board Awareness - Are you interested in learning more about the 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. 

Analyzing National Board Standards - The professional teaching standards for each NB certificate explain what an accomplished teacher knows and is able to do. This includes work in the classroom with students and work with parents, other professionals, and the community. During this webinar, we will discuss strategies for analyzing the NB standards and applying them to your portfolio work. Please have your NB standards available during the webinar.

Writing for National Board - As a National Board candidate you will be expected to provide clear, consistent, and convincing evidence demonstrating that you are an accomplished teacher.  This workshop will help you learn to unpack the National Board prompts and differentiate between the types of writing required for the various parts of your entries.  We will review descriptive, analytical, and reflective writing and relate these to the instructional context, planning for instruction, analyzing instruction, and reflecting components of your entries.

National Board Support: Student Assessment - National Board values student assessment because it informs what is taught next and the instructional methods used.  In this webinar we will discuss formative and summative assessment, multiple intelligence theory, and how this all relates to your work as a National Board candidate.
 
Videotaping for National Board - As retake candidates (2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014), you might choose to re-do either Entry 2 or Entry 3 or both. Entry 2 and 3 require National Board candidates to submit a video of their instruction.  This session will focus on the specific requirements for National Board videos, review hints and suggestions, highlight strategies for planning for the lesson, and discuss the analysis of the video.  Please have your general and certificate specific portfolio instructions available. 

Documented Accomplishments - As retake candidates (2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014), you might choose to re-do Entry 4. Entry 4 for all NB certificates asks candidates to document their accomplishments beyond the explicit instruction that occurs in their classroom. Candidates should discuss their role as a learner, collaborator/partner, and leader with families, other professionals, and the community. During the webinar, we will discuss the requirements for this entry and the share hints and suggestions for selecting appropriate accomplishments.

National Board Support for Advanced Candidates: Entry Retakes - As retake candidates (2011-2012, 2012-2013,2013-2014), you might want to participate in a webinar or workshop designed for National Board bankers. The National Board Certification process provides teachers with up to three years to certify. Teachers must have a total cumulative score of 275 points or more and must complete all ten entries in order to certify. If a teacher receives a total cumulative score of less than 275 points, they have an opportunity to retake any entry that fell below 2.75. In this webinar we will discuss the retake process and help advanced candidates plan for their next portfolio submission.


PSTA Sponsored Trainings

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SCEA Sponsored Trainings

The SCEA will hold a series of trainings at their headquarters located at 421 Zimalcrest Drive in Columbia, SC. These will be presented through SC Children’s Foundation supported by The SCEA.

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Call 800-422-7232 for more information.

 
Free National Board Renewal Workshop!
Sponsored by CERRA and NBPTS

 

As you approach the end of your certification period, we invite you to renew and retain your status as a National Board Certified Teacher as a public statement about your commitment to the profession and to your students. By doing so, you will be part of a growing group of educators who have both seniority in the profession and a proven track record of accomplished teaching.

 

The National Board and the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement (CERRA) will be offering the official Renewal Workshop on January 11, 2014. This session will cover the specifics of the Renewal process and will provide opportunities for you to begin planning your work. We are offering two sessions, one in the morning from 10:00 – 12:30 and one in the afternoon from 1:30 – 4:00.  These sessions will be held at the The SCEA in Columbia.  Space is limited; sign up to reserve your seat today.  Please complete the registration form available at https://cerra.wufoo.com/forms/national-board-renewal-workshop/ bu January 8th.

We are co-hosting a NB Renewal workshop at The SCEA on January 11, 2014.  Can you place the information below on the candidate support page and include the event on our calendar?  Thanks!
 
Free National Board Renewal Workshop!
Sponsored by CERRA and NBPTS

 

As you approach the end of your certification period, we invite you to renew and retain your status as a National Board Certified Teacher as a public statement about your commitment to the profession and to your students. By doing so, you will be part of a growing group of educators who have both seniority in the profession and a proven track record of accomplished teaching.

 

The National Board and the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement (CERRA) will be offering the official Renewal Workshop on January 11, 2014. This session will cover the specifics of the Renewal process and will provide opportunities for you to begin planning your work. We are offering two sessions, one in the morning from 10:00 – 12:30 and one in the afternoon from 1:30 – 4:00.  These sessions will be held at the The SCEA in Columbia.  Space is limited; sign up to reserve your seat today.  Please complete the registration form available at https://cerra.wufoo.com/forms/national-board-renewal-workshop/ bu January 8th.

 

 

 

 

 

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