National Board Certification A Symbol of Excellence in Teaching Linda Bauld, NBCT Director, National Board Resource Center Stanford University [email protected] Wireless login NBIntro1 Password: Goforexcellence By PesenterMedia.com Goal: To understand about NB Certification, what is required to certify, where to get help, and be able to decide if it’s right for you 9:30am 10:30am 11:00am 11:30am 12:00pm All About Becoming an NBCT Small Group Discussion-Review the Five Core Propositions Whole Group Discussion- Component 2 activity and small group discussion about lesson, review writing Small Group Certificate Groups Discussion- review standards, and Component 2 Discussion of Component 1, field test opportunity, support, and questions •What is National Board Certification? Rigorous, high standards, created by teachers, scored by teachers • • • • Over 100,000 NBCTs since 1992 37 states recognize National Board certification as a complete credential A network of accomplished teachers who are taking leadership roles and affecting policy Develop, recognize, and retain accomplished teaching •Why Pursue NB Certification? • Impacts student learning • Collaboration with accomplished colleagues • Integrate Common Core standards • Opportunity to clarify and affirm your practice • Changes the school culture • Being an NBCT opens doors • Increased compensation • Continuing education quarter units • Change our profession! Eligibility • Bachelor’s degree • Three years of teaching/ counseling • Valid state or school counseling license (or you have taught where a license is not required and the school is approved by the state • Questions about eligibility call (800) 22TEACH Four Components: Three years For 2014-15 may decide to complete Component 1 and/or 2. Each component costs $475. Component 1 (Available 2014-2015) Content Knowledge assessment-computer based assessment 3 exercises, 50 multiple choice Component 2 (Available 2014-2015) Differentiation in Instruction- identical to the current entry 1. Involves analyzing student work and differentiating instruction Component 3 (Available 2015-2016) Teaching Practice and Learning Environment -video entry Component 4 (Available 2016-2017) Effective and Reflective Practitioner -similar to current entry 4 From Guide to National Board Certification Why the Change ? Goal: Open NB Certification to more teachers without lowering the rigor 2013-14 2014-15, 2015-16, AND 2016-17 Had to finish everything in one year • $2,500 • 10 scored items: 4 portfolio entries, Assessment Center--6 exercises • • More options for educators, three years to complete • Less expensive, $475 per component • 4 scored items: 3 portfolio entries, Assessment Center– 3 exercises and 50 multiple choice • Same standards and rigor Quick Write • Think of a lesson you recently taught and describe it. • Explain the goal and why it was important • Describe the instructional strategies you used and why. • Were your students successful? How do you know? Five Core Propositions Proposition 1: Teachers are committed to students and learning Dedicated • Equitable • Understand how students learn • Respect cultural and family differences • Concerned with their students’ self concept • Develop character and civic responsibility • Proposition 2: Teachers know the subjects they teach and how to teach those subjects to their students Mastery over content taught • Deep understanding of subject • Skilled and experienced with content • Familiar with common misconceptions • Utilize diverse instructional startegies • Proposition 3: Teachers are Responsible for Managing and Monitoring Student Learning. Deliver effective instruction • Keep students motivated, engaged and focused • Ensure a learning environment • Organize instruction to meet goals • Assess individual students and class • Measure student growth and understanding • Clearly explain student performance to parents • Proposition 4: Teachers Think Systematically about Their Practice and Learn from Experience. Model being an educated person – they read, question, create, and try new things • Know learning theories and instructional strategies • Current with issues in American education • Deepen knowledge • Expand repertoire of skills • Incorporate new findings • Proposition 5: Teachers are Members of Learning Communities. Collaborate • Lead • Build partnerships • Inform instructional policy • Evaluate school progress • Collaborate with parents • 1. Look over the Five Core Propositions at http://www.boardcertifiedteachers.org/aboutcertification/five-core-propositions 2. Highlight anything that jumps out 3. Share any discoveries or questions with a partner Component 2: Differentiation in Instruction Involves analyzing student work and making instructional changes that increase student learning. Allowed 12 pages of writing. Writing for National Board involves description, analysis, and reflection. It is NOT research writing, doesn’t have to be wellwritten, must show clear, concise, consistent evidence of accomplished teaching. Assignment: Review handout and working at your table, discuss the questions. •Certificate Areas and Standards http://www.boardcertifiedteachers.org/content/25-certificate-areas Next Step: Break into Certificate Groups Choose your certificate area at • http://www.boa rdcertifiedteach ers.org/content/ 25-certificateareas • Look over the Standards Overview or Standards Statements • Highlight anything that surprises you • From Guide to National Board Certification How to Find Your Component 2 Instructions • • Go to the old portfolio instructions http://www.nbpts.org/certificate-areas Click on your certificate area • Scroll down to “Portfolio Instructions”. Click on (Your certificate area) Portfolio Instructions i.e. MC/ Generalist Portfolio Instructions. Do not click on “General Portfolio Instructions.” • Now scroll past about 5-7 pages until you find Entry 1: and the title of that entry. These are the instructions for your Component 2. They will eventually be moved over to the http://www.boardcertifiedteachers.org/ site. Look through the questions and task • •Component 1- Content Knowledge • Field testing is starting now. Please sign up to do a field test assessment of the new Component 1. It’s an amazing opportunity to test out your content knowledge without the stress! • Sign up at http://www.nbpts.org/national-board-field-tests • It’s free, you get to experience a Pearson Testing Center, and you help the profession • You don’t receive any scores, but you do get a first-hand view of what your Component 1 will be. What Support is Available? Time Guidance Collaboration Ask for release time Join a support network Get colleagues to join you Limit outside commitments Stanford CTA (s Connect with teachers in NB Google Groups Plan out your plan How to Books District support network What Support is Available at Stanford? Time Guidance Collaboration 6+ Saturdays Mentored with support providers Work in groups to read each other’s work • Cost: $400 first year, $200 for each year afterpayment due in October • Up to 10 continuing education quarter units EACH year for a cost of $75 total EACH year. • Register at http://nbrc.stanford.edu/ Decision Time! Don’t go back and forth! Decide today! For more information or to register:http://www.bo ardcertifiedteachers.org / Yes! No!