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