NBPTS Virtual Crosswalks in Higher Education Presented by National University Professional Teaching and Leadership Development Center NBCT Faculty and Administrators 2011 AhhhhhTechnology— Our Love/Hate Relationship NBPTS TTEACHING T National U and NBCTs Teaching, Coaching, Assessment, Leadership First Stop: National University Non profit, private: online, hybrid, ground CA, Nevada and 31 “satellites” Students everywhere #1 provider of teaching Credentials in CA #1 provider of Master’s Degree to women and Hispanics Home to 120 NBCT Faculty Goals Explore NBPTS/IHE virtual examples Encourage purposeful collaborative partnerships Consider “crosswalk opportunities” Take away something of value Outcomes Be inspired Identify new ways to partner Acknowledge and confront virtual barriers and challenges Lean into virtual strategies Choose a new NBPTS crosswalk Identify a partnership to develop Why US? Online Experience Innovative Thinking Collaborative Initiatives Evidence Based Practices NB Options NB Faculty Pioneers… JUST LIKE YOU! Let’s explore… Context for “Crosswalks and Crossroads” Online Delivery and Interaction Demos > Teaching and Teachers > Assessment >Coaching/Mentoring > Leadership >Service Opportunities Action Steps Stretch your thinking…. Teaching, Learning and Leadership STRETCH your thinking with us… Crosswalks AND Crossroads… The Journey Continues Crosswalk? Ensures safety, security Clear direction Fearless Confident Get from A to B on your way to Z Crossroad? Less protection Less clear Risk, uncertainty Choice Get from A to Z exploring in-between What’s an NBCT to Do ? Degrees Standards PD ADMINISTRATION NBPTS Partnerships Policy/Programs CONSULTANT Rae CLASSROOM UNIVERSITY Research Based Crosswalks NBCTs improve student achievement Action research develops inquiry into practice Assessment informs instruction Collaboration enhances knowledge and professionalism Professional communities support continuous learning and improvement. Research: The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards has designed standards, resources and processes that shape highly effective teachers and leaders who model and engage in practices that provide evidence of impact on P-12 learning. NBCTs impact student achievement through effective instruction as measured against NB standards and student work data. NBCT IMPACT…Partner UP! IHE Teacher Education Schools Districts High School Students County and State Departments Community NBCT Network Associations Organizations Congruence, Coherence and Improvement Teacher Educator Organizations Teacher Organizations NBPTS Core Props, Architecture Standards (tools, processes, research) State and Local Policy Makers Specialized Professional Associations NU-PTDC Mission: The National University Professional Teaching and Leadership Development Center(NU-PTDC) believes that National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) represent accomplished educators who are role models of excellence in teaching, learning and leadership. This excellence occurs through continuous learning and collaboration. Performance assessment and evidence is driven by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). Our work and service will promote and support this purposeful alignment in philosophy and efforts so that improved professional performance levels will significantly increase student achievement and well being. NBCTs drive excellence in our profession Recruitment Preparation Development AAT NB Props/Cert Standards Evaluation Leadership Processes: Inquiry/Evidence Driven Service Certification vs. NBCT Certification Process • Standards Based Performance Assessment • Portfolio of written responses to four exercises • Assessment Center test- six, short, on- demand subject exercises. • Score Reports • Fees • Pass or retake Teaching and Learning NBPTS PD “tools” • Core Propositions • Certificate Standards (25) • Architecture of Accomplished Teaching • NBCT models • Inquiry and Prompts • Evidence driven focus on student learning (assessment) • TAKE ONE! option • Free, online access Designed and authored by R. Adams,2010 Online Teaching Master of Science Instructional Leadership/NBC Masters in Collaborative Leadership/NBC T Master of Arts/NBC NB standards, inquiry, evidence based, portfolio prompts, weekly assignments, action research Master’s Degrees NBCT Faculty: diverse leadership, locations; CSP and advanced online training; serve NB candidates online in eCoach community Online Programs FIVE NBCT 3 Master’s Courses; Degrees one month, ECollege Take One! Graduate Certificate Graduate or platform CEU credit Continuing Education Certificate Preservice Undergrad Programs Courses aligned with NB Core Propositions) Interns/Student teachers in two courses required to collaborate with NBCT for Lesson Plan Interaction (Online) Introduce High School students to Core Propositions and NBCTs Professional Standards Based Practice National Board for Professional Teaching Standards State Professional Standards, TPAs/PACT NBCT CORE 25 subject fields State licensure exams and PROPOSITIONS “One size” 1-5 developmental age ranges: state licensure standards fits ALL teachers in EACH State “Many sizes” of advanced standards fit EACH teacher in America. Innovate: Expand access to NBCT role models and partners to apply core propositions and standards in coursework, clinical practice and support through advanced certification (for teachers and principals). Online Coaching Professional Teaching Development Center Website Link http://myecoach.com/project.php?id=15210 Partners Cohorts of students and candidates Future Teachers Take One Outreach and support ( Splash) * Principal NB Prep Our Virtual Community Resources Online Assessment ILOs, PLOs, CLOs: Annual review and 5-year review of DATA Conceptual Framework and NBPTS Student work (capstone portfolio) NCATE, WASC signature assessments Faculty evaluations (Core props) National University, School of Education: Assessment System & Conceptual Framework (CF) The system… Ron Germaine, Jo Birdsell, Dee Fabry Components of the CF form STARS … Each is nurtured within a learning Identifies Beliefs, Values , Mission, Conceptual Framework Aligns and Maps Learning Outcomes community through Scholarship in knowledge, theory, and practice Teamwork with P-12 schools, other professionals, and the community Active Reflection for continuous Improvement in order to meet the needs of all learners Responsible citizenship, understanding ethical practice, of and ability to work with diversity in its many forms Standards of exemplary Uses data to Measures at Inform Decisions & Actions Transition Points Using Valid Instruments Uses multiple measures and action research practice for professional educators Our assessment system is dynamic, ongoing embedded in practice, informs institutional-wide decisions. Accomplished Teachers and NB Faculty are… 1 Know the subjects they teach and how to teach them to students Committed to students and their learning Responsible for managing and monitoring student learning 3 NBCT Core Propositions Members of Learning Communities 4 5 2 Think systematically about their practice and learn from experience Alignments in Core Props and CF (1) Scholarship NU candidates and NB faculty command a rich understanding of subject matter and specialized knowledge of how to convey and reveal subject matter to diverse learners and audiences. They are adept at developing the problem solving, critical and analytical capacities of learners through research, collaboration and contributions in their fields. Their SCHOLARSHIP results in evidence of achievement gains for P-12 learners. (C0re 2) CF and Core Prop alingment (2)Teamwork NU candidates and NB faculty contribute to the effectiveness of the university and P- 12 schools by collaborating on instructional policy, curriculum development, and staff development with each other, families and community members, and educational stakeholders. They are knowledgeable about allocation of school resources in light of understanding state and local educational objectives. TEAMWORK results in achievement gains for P-12 learners. (Core 5) Leadership NBCT Faculty Partners Associations Principal Certification Preparation Future Teacher Liaisons Service Online collaboration with aspiring teachers Online support for active NB candidates Online contributions in a Learning Community (resources, coaching, outreach, professional development) Lessons Learned and Learning Shape your vision and mission first Start from place of strength (network) Inventory: needs, knowledge, resources Think systemically—look to the future Do your research—know partners and agendas Separate CERTIFICATION from NBPTS standards, resources, processes NBCT practitioners in the field are the experts- utilize them Service over self leads to excellence and expansion Take risks to reflect relevance Encroaching challenges Competition for the market share Economic uncertainty Global interdependence and competition Drop out rates; poverty; inequity, high needs Research and Commission reports Privatization Political landscape Technological influence Generation Y learners Shortage in some regions and subjects Higher expectations to perform with excellence Teacher and principal evaluation reforms; pay for performance Alternative routes to teaching Value added concerns Evidence of P-12 learning in evaluation systems How can we increase “readiness” for teaches and principals to excel sooner than later in their career? How do we build a coherent journey from preservice to National Board Certification and beyond? How do we inspire and support future educators to engage in rigorous preparation that will distinguish their knowledge, abilities, dispositions and aptitude to lead the profession forward? Look for Opportunity Lean INTO the possibilities… University Collaboration: shared online programs and degrees Expand satellite services and international outreach Migrate to more sophisticated platforms Shape and offer alternative path to Initial License to Teach with evidence of taking a “Distinguished Preparation Journey” (NB based) ????? “Distinguished” Preparation for Initial License to Teach Online interaction with NBCTs prior to enrollment into credential/clinical coursework (FEA/NEA chapters) Introduction to NBPTS prior to enrollment Core Propositions and NB Certificate Standards integrated into course assignments, before and during field work Online NB coach ( subject specific) TPAs/Take ONE/NBCT Continuum of Assessments Presented Online NBCT Mentor through and beyond year 5 NBCT is long term target goal Initial “Distinguished” License to Teach in ALL states is the vision NU-PTDC Recommendation: Shape action plans that include National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) and Principals, tools, processes and/or structures, in pre-service programs and in collaboration with local school districts who want to recruit, prepare, develop and to retain highly effective and accomplished teachers and leaders who measurably increase student learning and achievement. Where is your NEXT NBPTS Crosswalk??? Next steps? 1. Request NU Virtual Community invitation 2. Consider new ways to integrate NB tools and approaches into your programs 3. Access NU-PTDC for survey and materials 858-642-8352 [email protected] 4. Shape extraordinary knowledge, skills and dispositions of highly effective, accomplished teachers and leaders!