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The journey towards national board certification – library

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    • Stacy Cameron Library Expo 2011
      • National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
      • Independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan, and nongovernmental organization governed by a board of directors
      • Began in 1987
      • www.nbpts.org
      • 1. To maintain high and rigorous standards for what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do
      • 2. To provide a national voluntary system for certifying teachers who meet those standards
      • 3. To advocate related education reforms to integrate National Board Certification in American education and to capitalize on the expertise of National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs)
      • 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.
      • Teachers are members of learning communities.
      • What Library Media Specialists Know
        • Knowledge of Learners
        • Knowledge of Teaching and Learning
        • Knowledge of Library & Information Studies
      • What Library Media Specialists Do
        • Integrating Instruction
        • Leading Innovation through Library Media Programs
        • Administering the Library Media Program
        • (continued on next slide)
      • How Library Media Specialists Grow as Professionals
        • Reflective Practice
        • Professional Growth
        • Ethics, Equity, and Diversity
        • Leadership, Advocacy, and Community Partnerships
      • Portfolio Entries
        • Instructional Collaboration
        • Fostering and Appreciation of Literature
        • Integration of Instructional Technology
        • Documented Accomplishments: Contributions to Student Learning
      • Assessments
        • Organizational Management
        • Ethical and Legal Tenets
        • Technologies
        • Collection Development
        • Information Literacy
        • Knowledge of Literature
      • “ This entry captures your ability to create an instructional unit of study, set learning goals, implement instruction, and assess students’ learning through collaboration with others in the instructional program.”
      • 3 weeks to 3 month time frame for lessons
      • Documentation of collaboration
        • 3 pages max
      • Four student work samples
        • Taken from 2 students or 2 groups of students
        • 4 pages max
      • Written commentary
        • 10 pages maximum
      • “ This entry captures how you integrate literature into a selected content area and how you make connections to other literary materials.”
      • One video recording
        • 2-minute narrated pan of library
        • 15-minute segment of lesson
      • Instructional materials
        • Related to lesson
        • Max of 4 pages + cover page
      • Written commentary
        • 12 pages max
      • “ This entry captures your knowledge of the content area curricula within your school and your grasp of information studies.”
      • One video recording
        • 20 minutes of a single lesson
        • 10 minutes whole class and 10 minutes student-teacher
      • Instructional materials
        • Cover sheet + 4 pages max
        • Helps assessors understand your lesson
      • Written commentary
        • Max of 10 pages
      • Not the teaching of technology but rather using technology to teach content
      • “ This entry captures evidence of the way in which your role as a teacher is broader than your direct interaction with students in your classroom.”
      • Description and Analysis
        • 10 pages max of up to 8 activities/accomplishments
      • Documentation
        • Combined 16 pages of documentation of accomplishments
      • Reflective Summary
        • 2 pages max
      • Six Exercises/Prompts
        • Organizational Management
        • Ethical and Legal Tenets
        • Technologies
        • Collection Development
        • Information Literacy
        • Knowledge of Literature
      • 30 minutes to reply
      • Computer-based
      • Scored on a 4 point rubric
      • Assessors are Library Media Specialists
      • For the ECYA/LM certificate, these are the weights:
        • 16% for each of the three classroom-based portfolio entries (#1-3)
        • 12% for Documented Accomplishments (#4)
        • 6.67% for each of the six assessment center exercises
        • Total Weighted Score of 275 or greater is recognized as an accomplished teacher and awarded National Board Certification
      • Entry 2: Appreciation of Literature
      • Can transfer your score to National Board candidacy at a later date
      • Good way to “get your feet wet”
      • Some districts provide a stipend
      • Personal growth
      • Professional development
      • It’s a challenge!
      • “ The National Board Certification process makes a long-term change because your actual thinking changes. The reflective nature of the process forces you to closely examine every aspect of your practices” (Purcell 16).
      • Read and download information online
      • Read books and articles written by others who have gone through the process
      • Organize!
      • Begin planning lessons and collaborating with teachers
      • Use a yearly calendar
      • National Board Certification in Library Media: A Candidate’s Journal by Peggy Milam (Linworth Books)
      • Achieving National Board Certification for School Library Media Specialists: A Study Guide by Gail Dickinson (American Library Association)
      • Purcell, Melissa. "After Ten Years, National Board Certification Has Proven It Is Not a Passing Fad in the Library Media Field." Library Media Connection 30.2 (Oct 2011): 15-17.
      • Yahoo group - librarymedia