The Journey towards National Board Certification – Library Media. Stacy Cameron Library Expo 2011. What is NBPTS?. National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan, and nongovernmental organization governed by a board of directors Began in 1987
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Library Expo 2011
1. To maintain high and rigorous standards for what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do
2. To provide a national voluntary system for certifying teachers who meet those standards
3. To advocate related education reforms to integrate National Board Certification in American education and to capitalize on the expertise of National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs)
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“This entry captures your ability to create an instructional unit of study, set learning goals, implement instruction, and assess students’ learning through collaboration with others in the instructional program.”
“This entry captures how you integrate literature into a selected content area and how you make connections to other literary materials.”
“This entry captures your knowledge of the content area curricula within your school and your grasp of information studies.”
“This entry captures evidence of the way in which your role as a teacher is broader than your direct interaction with students in your classroom.”
Total Weighted Score of 275 or greater is recognized as an accomplished teacher and awarded National Board Certification
“The National Board Certification process makes a long-term change because your actual thinking changes. The reflective nature of the process forces you to closely examine every aspect of your practices” (Purcell 16).