2009-2010. Are you ready for the challenge?. What Teachers Should Know and Be Able to Do 2002.
Are you ready for the challenge?
We each remember the great teachers who touched our loves, kindled our interest and pressed us to do our best. We hold powerful images of such teachers. They exhibited a deep caring and love for children. They conveyed a passion for the subjects they taught, captivating their students with that passion. They approached their work with creativity and imagination, striving constantly to improve. As committed professionals, they were proud to be teachers.
Created in 1987 in response to “A Nation At Risk” and “A Nation Prepared”
An independent, non-profit, non-partisan and non-governmental organization
Receives funding support from foundations, corporations and the U.S. Department of EducationNBPTS: Overview
To advance the quality of teaching and learning by:
Practicing classroom teachers are involved in every aspect of our mission, including:
What is it?
Career and Technical Education
English as a New Language
English Language Arts
World Languages Other than EnglishCurrent Certificate Fields
*Ages can be grouped together and are dictated by the content field.
Applicants must have:
Preparation and submission of a portfolio requires the candidate to:
Candidates must also complete a half-day appointment at a computer testing center, requiring that a candidate:
“A kindergarten child is having difficulty with a math concept”
Students were asked to mark an X on each triangle.
Who has it?
National Board Certified Teachers - 2008 73,481
Guam – 1
Virgin Islands – 1
Armed Forces – 11
Foreign Addresses - 79
A distinction that matters for… Example
Number of NBCT’S
Number of NBCT’s
Currently, 103 public school districts support or reward teachers pursuing NBC
Top Wisconsin Districts
WEAC Sponsored Candidate-Centered Support Workshops
Check the WNBN websites for dates, times and locations of workshops 1) http://wnbn.groupsite.com
2) http://www.weac.org/professional_resources/ certification/index.aspx
Dare To Think of Wisconsin:Writing Retreats
Wisconsin is proud to offer 2 week-end retreats in early 2009 to provide valuable candidate support.
Why do it?
Why support it?
Worth Magazine identified NBPTS as among America’s top 100 nonprofit organizations.
Over 1/3 of all schools of education in the United States have aligned their standards with those of NBPTS. In addition, many of these institutions:
National Commission on Teaching & America’s Future (NCTAF)What Matters Most: Teaching for America’s Future
The American Council on Education (ACE) is the major coordinating body for higher education in the United States. Based on an independent review of the certification process, ACE approved the following:
Does it make a difference?
NBPTS has long supported an independent research agenda that:
Research Results of Wisconsin:Student Achievement Gains
Research Results of Wisconsin:Closing the Achievement Gap
Research Results of Wisconsin:High Quality Professional Development
Research Results of Wisconsin:Highly Qualified Teacher
Research Results of Wisconsin:Sustained School Improvement
** There are low-interest NEA loans available
** There is an online extended-payment charge card plan available
The mission of the Wisconsin National Board Network is to enhance student learning by:
On behalf of teachers and of Wisconsin:
the children they teach…
Thank you for joining this important initiative.