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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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 25 Areas of Certification

  • Area suitable for almost every teacher

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


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

  • Component 1: Content Knowledge

  • Component 2: Differentiation in Instruction

  • Component 3: Teaching Practice and Learning Environment

  • Component 4: Effective and Reflective Practitioner


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

  • 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

  • Computer-based testing environment

  • Full range of certification area

  • Content knowledge and pedagogical practices

  • Field tests in 2014 and 2015


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 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

  • 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 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

  • Currently under development

  • Classroom-based portfolio entry

  • Field tests in late spring 2015


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

  • 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 …

  • 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

  • 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 …

  • 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

  • Small-group meetings facilitated by National Board Certified Teachers

  • Professional Readers

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


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?

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…

  • 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 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 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 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 …

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

  • Also notify North Carolina and CMS


More Information

  • Retake process will be available

  • National Board will release more information in fall 2014

  • Visit our wiki for more information!


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

  • 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 Officenboffice@cms.k12.nc.us


Questions?

Thank you & Best Wishes!


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