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Applying for national board certification what you need to know

Applying for National Board Certification: What You Need to Know


Applying for national board certification what you need to know

What is National Board Certification?

* Recognition of accomplished teaching* Evaluation by peers of teaching practices* Improved performance and achievement for students

Best PD EVER!


Nb core propositions

NB Core Propositions

  • Teachers are committed to students and their learning.

  • Teachers know the subjects they teach and how to teach those subjects to students.

  • Teachers are responsible for managing and monitoring student learning.

  • Teachers think systematically about their practice and learn from experience.

  • Teachers are members of learning communities.


The nbpts standards

The NBPTS Standards

The standards are the backbone of the process!

  • Become familiar with them BEFORE you begin writing

  • You MUST consider the standards in your teaching, written description, analysis, and reflection


Eligibility criteria

Eligibility Criteria

  • Possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university

  • Complete three years of successful teaching / counseling / working as a media specialist

  • Hold a valid teaching license


National board certification areas

National Board Certification Areas

  • 25 Areas of Certification

  • Area suitable for almost every teacher

  • http://www.boardcertifiedteachers.org/content/25-certificate-areas


Changes for 2014 2015

Changes for 2014-2015

  • New Certification Process will be phased in over three years beginning 2014-2015

  • Candidates beginning the process in 2014-2015 will not complete the process and receive Certification until 2017.

  • Certification Process will have 4 components.


New certification process

New Certification Process

  • Component 1: Content Knowledge

  • Component 2: Differentiation in Instruction

  • Component 3: Teaching Practice and Learning Environment

  • Component 4: Effective and Reflective Practitioner


Timeline

Timeline

  • 2014-2015: Components 1 & 2

  • 2015-2016: Component 3

  • 2016-2017: Component 4

  • November or December 2017: Receive notice of whether or not certification is achieved


Exceptions

Exceptions

  • CTE: Components 1 & 2 will not be available until 2015-2016 due to standards revision.

  • Music: Component 1 will not be available until 2015-2016.

  • World Languages: Component 1 will not be available until 2016-2017.


Component 1 content knowledge

Component 1: Content Knowledge

  • Computer-based testing environment

  • Full range of certification area

  • Content knowledge and pedagogical practices

  • Field tests in 2014 and 2015


Component 1 content knowledge1

Component 1: Content Knowledge

  • Constructed Response

    • 3 exercises

    • 30 minutes each

  • Selected Response

    • 45 items (SRIs)

    • 60 minutes to complete this section


Component 1 content knowledge2

Component 1: Content Knowledge

  • Read the Component 1 At-a-Glance for your certification area at http://www.boardcertifiedteachers.org/resources/

  • Detailed information will be released by National Board in fall 2014


Component 2 differentiation in instruction

Component 2:Differentiation in Instruction

  • Classroom-based portfolio entry

  • Samples of student work demonstrating student growth over time

  • Written commentary analyzing your instructional choices

  • No field tests


Component 2 differentiation in instruction1

Component 2:Differentiation in Instruction

  • Read the Component 2 At-a-Glance for your certification area at http://www.boardcertifiedteachers.org/resources/

  • Detailed instructions will be released by National Board in fall 2014


Component 3 teaching practice learning environment

Component 3: Teaching Practice & Learning Environment

  • Currently under development

  • Classroom-based portfolio entry

  • Field tests in late spring 2015


Component 3 teaching practice learning environment1

Component 3: Teaching Practice & Learning Environment

  • Video recording of interactions between you & your students

  • Written commentary describing, analyzing, and reflecting on your teaching and interactions with students

  • Focus on student engagement and impact on student learning


Component 4 effective and reflective practitioner

Component 4: Effective and Reflective Practitioner

  • Currently under development

  • Portfolio entry

  • Requires evidence of your impact as an educator on students, peers, and community

  • Field tests in late spring 2016


In order for nc to loan you the money

In Order for NC to Loan You the Money …

  • You must be paid from state funds.

  • Complete 3 years of teaching in NC Public Schools

  • Hold a clear, continuing NC teaching license

  • For more information, visit: http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/docs/nationalboardcertification/application/eligibility.pdf


Must do s

Must Do’s

  • When applying on NB website, check "yes" to providing information to third-parties so NB can notify North Carolina & CMS of candidacy. (Necessary for loan application, salary increase, and renewal credit processing.) 

  • Candidates also need to indicate Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools as school district to facilitate processing of salary increase and renewal credit.


Support from the state includes

Support From the State Includes …

  • Professional leave:Up to three days paid (for state-funded candidates)

  • Full renewal credits:Completion of all the components (if you certify or not – CEUs are applied to transcript in the year you receive your final scores for all components)

  • Salary Differential:12% of your base pay


Cms support program

CMS Support Program

  • Small-group meetings facilitated by National Board Certified Teachers

  • Professional Readers

  • Instructional Institutes (held during school hours in Winter and Spring)


Retake format

Retake Format

First-year candidates in 2013-2014 or 2012-2013 may retake entries using the same instructions under which they began the process. 


Are you really ready for national board certification

Are You Really Ready for National Board Certification?

Can I / Will I …

  • Be self-motivated and self-directed?

  • View myself as a teacher with high standards?

  • Reflect on my teaching practices in writing?

  • Articulate the rationale behind my teaching practices?

  • Not take on additional responsibilities which will take time away from the NB process?

  • Say that my family and friends will be supportive?

  • Enlist my school’s administration to support me?

  • Have easy access to a computer?


If you re ready your next steps

If You’re Ready, Your Next Steps…

  • Visit the National Board website for candidate information

  • Read the 2014 Guide to NB Certification

  • Study the 5 Core Propositions

  • Study the NBPTS Standards for your certification area


If you re ready your next steps1

If You’re Ready, Your Next Steps…

  • Review the NB section on the DPI website

  • Download the materials for your certification area this fall and review

  • Apply online by December 31st

  • Pay the $75.00 Annual Processing Fee


If you re ready your next steps2

If You’re Ready, Your Next Steps…

  • Review the instructions for the old student work entry. This will be the basis for Component 2.

  • Review the old Assessment Center exercises. These will be the basis for the constructed response portion of Component 1.

  • The link to this information is on our wiki.


If you re ready your next steps3

If You’re Ready, Your Next Steps…

  • Read the Component 1 and 2 At-a-Glance documents at http://www.boardcertifiedteachers.org/resources/ for your certification area

  • Register for a study group (including the Candidate Kickoff on October 11) in My Talent (Professional Learning tab)


If you change your mind once you get started

If You Change Your Mind Once You Get Started …

  • See the 2014 Guide to National Board Certification for the withdrawal process

  • Also notify North Carolina and CMS


More information

More Information

  • Retake process will be available

  • National Board will release more information in fall 2014

  • Visit our wiki for more information!


Field tests

Field Tests

Participate in field tests to “test drive” the revised National Board Certification process.

  • No cost

  • No risk

  • Will not receive scores


For more information

For More Information

  • CMS National Board Wikihttp://pdsupport.cmswiki.wikispaces.net/National+Board+Information

  • National Board

    1-800-22TEACH

    www.boardcertifiedteachers.org

  • NC DPI National Board Office

    http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/nationalboardcertification/

  • CMS National Board [email protected]


Questions

Questions?

Thank you & Best Wishes!


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