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  • National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and the TRT: pursuing candidacy Adina Popa, NBC Candidate and Larissa K. Lemp, NBCT
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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.
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  • 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)
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  • Mission
    • Advance the quality of teaching and learning by:
    • High and rigorous standards
    • National voluntary system certifying teachers
    • Advocate related education reforms
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  • National Board Certification
    • Voluntary certification
    • Teachers as professionals
    • Professional occupations have professional standards
    • Criticism of Teachers
    • Students have standards (SOL)
  • Quality teachers are necessary for student learning.  
    • dedication to student learning
    • high standards for professional performance
    • performance-based assessments that demonstrate accomplished application of the standards.
  • Five Core Propositions: The Foundation of NBPTS
    • Teachers are Committed to Students and Their Learning
    • Teachers Know the Subjects They Teach and How to Teach Those Subjects to Students
    • Teachers are Responsible for Managing and Monitoring Student Learning
    • Teachers Think Systematically About Their Practice and Learn from Experience (reflection)
    • Teachers are Members of Learning Communities
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  • Eligibility Requirements
    • Certified teacher
    • Completed 3 years of successful teaching
    • Valid Teaching license for each of those 3 years
    • Pay fee of $2565
  • Fields of National Board Certification
    • 22 fields.
    • 24 certificates are available
    • Structured along two dimensions
      • developmental level of students
      • subject area or areas.
  • Certificate Age Range
    • Early Childhood – ages 3–8
    • Middle Childhood – ages 7–12
    • Early Adolescence – ages 11–15
    • Adolescence and Young Adulthood – ages 14–18+
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  • 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 and Assessment Center Instructions
      • Scoring and Note-taking Guides and Rubrics
    • “ The Box”
      • All labels and materials needed to submit the portfolio
      • Interactive CD Rom
        • Portfolio and Assessment Center instructions
        • Scoring and Note-taking Guides, and Rubrics
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  • Commitment and Support
    • Average commitment: 400 hours
    • Support Programs
      • School Division
      • Local Universities
    • NBPTS Listserve – VCU, CTL
    • Online Groups (Google, Yahoo)
    • Grants/Workshops by the VEA/VA DOE
  • State Financial Support and Awards
    • Virginia DOE
      • supports 60 candidates
      • $1,000 of the certification fee
      • an initial award not to exceed $5,000
      • annual award of $2,500, for the life the certificate.
      • 90 recertification points upon completion
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  • Pursuing Candidacy as an ITRT
    • Certification Selection
      • Identify current certifications – tap into your expertise
      • Identify future plans for teaching and learning – where do you see your expertise residing?
    • Providing evidence of meeting standards: Borrow classrooms from colleagues
      • Selecting student work
      • Videotaping your instruction
  • Pursuing Candidacy as an ITRT How can ITRTs pursue candidacy?
  • 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]