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National Board1VSTE2008

  1. 1. National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and the TRT: pursuing candidacy Adina Popa, NBC Candidate and Larissa K. Lemp, NBCT
  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. National Board Certification <ul><li>Voluntary certification </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers as professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Professional occupations have professional standards </li></ul><ul><li>Criticism of Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Students have standards (SOL) </li></ul>
  6. 8. Quality teachers are necessary for student learning.   <ul><li>dedication to student learning </li></ul><ul><li>high standards for professional performance </li></ul><ul><li>performance-based assessments that demonstrate accomplished application of the standards. </li></ul>
  7. 9. Five Core Propositions: The Foundation of NBPTS <ul><li>Teachers are Committed to Students and Their Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers Know the Subjects They Teach and How to Teach Those Subjects to Students </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers are Responsible for Managing and Monitoring Student Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers Think Systematically About Their Practice and Learn from Experience (reflection) </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers are Members of Learning Communities </li></ul>
  8. 11. Eligibility Requirements <ul><li>Certified teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Completed 3 years of successful teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Valid Teaching license for each of those 3 years </li></ul><ul><li>Pay fee of $2565 </li></ul>
  9. 12. Fields of National Board Certification <ul><li>22 fields. </li></ul><ul><li>24 certificates are available </li></ul><ul><li>Structured along two dimensions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>developmental level of students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>subject area or areas. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 13. Certificate Age Range <ul><li>Early Childhood – ages 3–8 </li></ul><ul><li>Middle Childhood – ages 7–12 </li></ul><ul><li>Early Adolescence – ages 11–15 </li></ul><ul><li>Adolescence and Young Adulthood – ages 14–18+ </li></ul>
  11. 15. 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>
  12. 16. 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>
  13. 17. 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>
  14. 18. Candidate Resources <ul><li>www.nbpts.org </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Portfolio and Assessment Center Instructions </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 and Assessment Center instructions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Scoring and Note-taking Guides, and Rubrics </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 20. Commitment and Support <ul><li>Average commitment: 400 hours </li></ul><ul><li>Support Programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>School Division </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local Universities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NBPTS Listserve – VCU, CTL </li></ul><ul><li>Online Groups (Google, Yahoo) </li></ul><ul><li>Grants/Workshops by the VEA/VA DOE </li></ul>
  16. 21. State Financial Support and Awards <ul><li>Virginia DOE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>supports 60 candidates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$1,000 of the certification fee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>an initial award not to exceed $5,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>annual award of $2,500, for the life the certificate. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>90 recertification points upon completion </li></ul></ul>
  17. 23. Pursuing Candidacy as an ITRT <ul><li>Certification Selection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify current certifications – tap into your expertise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify future plans for teaching and learning – where do you see your expertise residing? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Providing evidence of meeting standards: Borrow classrooms from colleagues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Selecting student work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Videotaping your instruction </li></ul></ul>
  18. 24. Pursuing Candidacy as an ITRT How can ITRTs pursue candidacy?
  19. 25. 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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