Ethically Supporting National Board Candidates

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Ethically Supporting National Board Candidates

  1. 1. National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and the TRT: ethically supporting candidates Larissa K. Lemp, NBCT and Adina Popa, NBC Candidate
  2. 3. Answering the Call for Reform <ul><li>The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards® is rooted in the belief that the single most important action this country can take to improve schools and student learning is to strengthen teaching. </li></ul>
  3. 4. History <ul><li>Created in 1987 in response to the Carnegie Forum on Education release of A Nation Prepared: Teachers for the 21 st Century </li></ul><ul><li>Independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan and non-governmental organization governed by 63-member board of directors (majority are teachers) </li></ul>
  4. 5. Mission <ul><li>Advance the quality of teaching and learning by: </li></ul><ul><li>High and rigorous standards </li></ul><ul><li>National voluntary system certifying teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Advocate related education reforms </li></ul>
  5. 7. The Process <ul><li>Components </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Portfolio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessment Center Exam </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Parameters </li></ul><ul><li>275/400 points needed to achieve </li></ul><ul><li>3 years to achieve </li></ul>
  6. 8. The Portfolio <ul><li>Four entries compose 1 portfolio entry </li></ul><ul><li>Each entry includes 11 page (max) written commentary and evidence </li></ul><ul><li>The three types of evidence: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Work Samples </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Videotape Entries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Documented Accomplishments </li></ul></ul>
  7. 9. Assessment Center <ul><li>The format provides six 30-minute exercises over 3 hours . </li></ul><ul><li>Occurs between January 31 – June 30 of certification year </li></ul><ul><li>Computer based testing </li></ul>
  8. 10. Candidate Resources <ul><li>www.nbpts.org </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Portfolio Instructions by certificate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scoring and Note-taking Guides and Rubrics </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ The Box” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All labels and materials needed to submit the portfolio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interactive CD Rom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Portfolio instructions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Scoring and Note-taking Guides, and Rubrics </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 12. Candidate Psychology 101 <ul><li>Candidates are breaking down and reconstructing their vision for their practice to align with National Teaching and Learning Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Portfolio entries and assessment center responses stand as testimony to meeting the standards </li></ul><ul><li>Control is based in following rules provided in their instructions, rubrics, and scoring and note-taking guides. </li></ul><ul><li>Frustration centers on making good choices on instruction, writing, and evidence selection. </li></ul>
  10. 13. Enter the ITRT… <ul><li>Candidates may seek assistance with the following during their candidacy: </li></ul><ul><li>Formatting the written commentary and cover sheets </li></ul><ul><li>Scanning and inserting into documents images </li></ul><ul><li>Videotaping equipment and strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Consultation on numerous levels within the portfolio and assessment center process </li></ul>
  11. 15. Ethical Candidate Support: Formatting Documents <ul><li>Hold candidates responsible for all formatting instructions and requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Provide assistance for common requests </li></ul><ul><ul><li>setting margins, font types, styles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>scanning and inserting images </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>creating headers for page and candidate ID numbers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Avoid affirming candidate interpretations, decisions, or evidence selections. </li></ul>
  12. 16. Ethical Candidate Support: Videotaping <ul><li>Hold candidates responsible for all videotaping instructions. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify what school owned recorders, media card readers, and microphones are available to meet their needs. </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid affirming candidate interpretations, decisions, or evidence selection. </li></ul>
  13. 17. Ethical Candidate Support: Making Good Choices <ul><li>Avoid affirming candidate interpretations, decisions, or evidence selection. </li></ul><ul><li>Refer candidates back to their instructions and guides </li></ul><ul><li>Refer candidates to 1-800-22-Teach for questions </li></ul><ul><li>Refer candidates to www.nbpts.org </li></ul>
  14. 18. Ethical Candidate Support: Consulting Candidates <ul><li>Questions you can ask to refocus the candidate: </li></ul><ul><li>How does this impact student learning? </li></ul><ul><li>What is your rationale? </li></ul><ul><li>Can you clarify this for me, I don’t understand? </li></ul>
  15. 19. Ethical Candidate Support <ul><li>Avoid affirming candidate interpretations, decisions, or evidence selection. </li></ul><ul><li>This is their journey. </li></ul>
  16. 20. Original created by: Willard Sipple, MC Gen, [email_address] Edited by: Larissa Lemp, AYA Science – Physics [email_address] Adina Popa, Candidate, MC Gen [email_address]

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