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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.

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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/

questions
Questions?

Thank you & Best Wishes!

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