National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Ethical Candidate Support Saturday, Jan. 8 th , 2011. Today’s objectives:. “mentor” = “candidate support provider”. Understand the facilitative role of a candidate support provider. Challenging candidates… how do we meet their needs?.
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Ethical Candidate Support
Saturday, Jan. 8th, 2011
“mentor” = “candidate support provider”
Share a mentor/mentee experience with your table.
to facilitate and elevate…
…not enable or evaluate.
“Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.” - Jimi Hendrix
“I just know you are going to pass?”
“I wouldn’t teach it that way”
“Just keep trying and remember to answer the questions”
“You should use the same lesson I used”
“Consider the standards when you are writing your entries”
Student learning is at the heart of the certification process
National Board is a standards-driven process
Certification process is presented holistically
Mentors are knowledgeable of the three types of writing/thinking
Mentors have a working knowledge of the Standards and the Architecture of Accomplished Teaching
Mentors ask questions to push the candidate to think analytically
Mentors are able to explain the assessment process and scoring system
Mentors help candidates find resources and comply with assessment procedures and deadlines
Have a working knowledge of NBPTS Standards & Architecture of Accomplished Teaching
Understand and be able to explain the assessment process & scoring system
Help candidates elevate how they think about their teaching practice and communicate effectiveness in light of standards of accomplished teaching
Mentors may sign an agreement form that outlines expectations
Mentors may periodically submit documentation of mentor contact/activities with the candidate
Mentors may complete an activity log to submit for stipend payment authorization
Mentors may sign in to record attendance at meetings, training sessions, or retreats
A mentor facilitator may oversee the mentor program