ENGLISH AS A NEW LANGUAGE: National board teacher

Isis Albert, NBCT [email protected]
Heather Byington, NBCT [email protected]
Maribel Vilchez, NBCT [email protected]
Evergreen Elementary School
Shelton, WA
Advanced teaching credential, but does NOT replace, a
state’s teacher license nor is an ELL endorsement.
Available nationwide for most pre K–12 teachers
Valid for 10 years. Renewal must begin during eighth or
ninth years as NBCTs.
It’s a voluntary assessment program which recognizes
effective and accomplished teachers who meet high
standards based on what teachers should know and be
able to do.
10 assessments reviewed by trained teachers in their
certificate areas.
portfolios entries that feature teaching practice
constructed response exercises to assess content knowledge
25 Different Certificate Areas:
* 15 content areas + 4 developmental levels
* Portfolio – 4 written commentaries, 2 video taped lessons
* Assessment Center – 6 questions
* Since 1987, more than 97,000 teachers have achieved NB Certification
* In WA 6,174
* Only 2% of WA NBCTs are ENL certified (119 total)
“Research shows that students taught by Board Certified
teachers consistently see the highest gains in achievement.”
TPEP “evidence” component
Increased opportunities for teacher leadership
High quality professional development
Certification to teach in any state
No need to collect clock hours every 5 years
Incentive bonus
Knowledge of Students
 Knowledge of Culture and Diversity
 Home, School and Community Connections
 Knowledge of English Language
 Knowledge of English Language Acquisition
 Instructional Practice
 Assessment
 Teacher as Learner
 Professional Leadership and Advocacy
 Path
1: EC Generalist, MC Generalist, EAYA
math, EAYA science, EAYA social
 Path
2: English Language Development
 Same
portfolio entries, different assessment
center exercises
 Describe
 Analyze
 Reflect
 The
teacher did ______________________
 The
teacher chose to do this
can see the students learned
because _______________________________
 Format:
*Six exercises; 30 minutes each
*Scenario, stimulus, prompt
 Path
1 Exercises:
*Supporting Reading Skills
*Analyzing Student Work
*Knowledge of Science
*Social Studies
*Social Studies
*Health and Wellness
*Children’s Play
*Integrating the Arts
 Path 1 Exercises:
*Algebra and Functions
*Data Analysis
*Number and Operation Sense
*Right Triangle Trigonometry
*Data Analysis
*Fundamental Concepts
*Changes over Time
*Connections in Science
*Breadth of Knowledge
Path 2 Exercises:
*Domains of English Language Development
*Linguistic Structure of English
*Second-Language Acquisition
*Academic Language (concepts common to all curriculum)
*Linking Content to English Language Development
*English as a New Language Terminology
 Textbook chapters (including student
texts and teacher’s manuals)
 Web resources, including content
discipline associations’ websites
Professional development books and
 Resources recommended by colleagues—
often these are “tried and true”
– JumpStart, Home Stretch
 Universities
 ESDs
 District/School
 Take One!
 OSPI Conditional Loan
Isis Albert, NBCT [email protected]
Heather Byington, NBCT [email protected]
Maribel Vilchez, NBCT [email protected]
Evergreen Elementary School
Shelton, WA

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