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  1. Welcome to the National University Program Options with a National Board Teacher Leadership Specialization Online Information Meeting Please do the following: 1. Be sure your speakers are on 2. Say hello in the chat window below and tell us where you are from and what you teach We will start shortly

  2. National University Earn a Degree that Embeds and Supports National Board Certification Presented by School of Education~ NBCT Professional Teaching and Leadership Development Center

  3. Today’s Agenda • National Board for Professional Teaching Standards • National Board tools and processes, including Take One! • NU master's degree programs and graduate credit courses that integrate the National Board Certification tools and process • Additional support offered through the National University Professional TeachingDevelopment Center (online and onsite)

  4. ONLINE COHORTS • Across the country, we are forming JULY & August cohorts for the Master’s degree that include the National Board Certified Teacher Leadership Specialization. • After the background on NBCT, we’ll move to the degree options– when and how to join a cohort. • You’ll also learn about our NB SPLASH workshops and our Professional Development opportunities.

  5. Participating in Today’s Session Type your questions in the chat window below Download the documents in the file share window below


  6. We Offer Options 1. Preparation for National Board Certification or Take One! EMBEDDED in a master’s degree program 2. Graduate certificate for 5 NBC courses 3. Continuing education credits (CEUS), 5 NBC courses 4. Online and on site support and guidance for National Board Certification or Take One! (no credits)

  7. About National University • Second largest, private, nonprofit university in California • Sixteenth largest private, not-for-profit university in the US • WASC regional accreditation; NCATE 2013 • Multiple sites; headquarters in La Jolla, San Diego • 99 undergraduate and graduate degrees • Issues more teaching credentials in CA than any university, seven years running

  8. About the NU-PTDC • Promote knowledge and use of National Standards for teachers and principals through outreach, recruitment and support of NB candidates • Access to scholarship and grants • Initiate and align with educational reforms and programs focused on effective teaching and teachers that increase student achievement • Develop partnerships and online collaboration (schools, IHEs, associations, organizations) • Increase NBCTs nationwide

  9. What Is National Board Certification? • A voluntary process established by NBPTS • Achieved through a rigorous, performance-based assessment aimed to measure what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do while demonstrating how their performances improve student achievement • An advanced credential that complements a state license • Three years of teaching experience required for candidacy • Open to all- public, private, charters 10

  10. The Research… • Majority of studies indicate that NBCTs make a significantly positive impact on teacher performance and student learning, engagement and achievement • Teachers who pursue certification show significant improvement in their teaching practice, whether they achieve certification or not • All else being equal, teachers who had achieved National Board Certification helped their students achieve larger testing gains than did colleagues without the certification 11

  11. YOUR performance is measured against NBPTS “tools” and processes • NBPTS Core Propositions • NBCT certificate standards in (disciplinary fields) • Architecture of Accomplished Teaching • Portfolio Entries • Evidence of Impact on Students • Documentation • Assessment Center Exercises 12

  12. Five 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 13

  13. National Board Certificates • Based on NATIONAL Standards • 16 subject areas (content areas) • Developmental ranges/ages • 25 Certificates 15

  14. National Board Certificate Areas Art • Early and Middle Childhood • Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood Career and Technical Education • Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood English as a New Language • Early and Middle Childhood  • Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood English Language Arts • Early Adolescence • Adolescence and Young Adulthood 16

  15. National Board Certificate Areas Exceptional Needs Specialist • Early Childhood through Young Adulthood Generalist • Early Childhood • Middle Childhood Health • Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood Library Media • Early Childhood through Young Adulthood Literacy: Reading – Language Arts • Early and Middle Childhood 17

  16. National Board Certificate Areas Mathematics • Early Adolescence • Adolescence and Young Adulthood Music • Early and Middle Childhood • Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood Physical Education • Early and Middle Childhood • Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood 18

  17. National Board Certificate Areas School Counseling • Early Childhood through Young Adulthood Science • Early Adolescence • Adolescence and Young Adulthood Social Studies – History • Early Adolescence • Adolescence and Young Adulthood World Languages Other than English • Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood 19

  18. Developmental Levels • Early Childhood  (Ages 3-8) • Middle Childhood  (Ages 7-12) • Early & Middle Childhood  (Ages 3-12) • Early Childhood through Young Adulthood  (Ages 3-18+) • Early Adolescence  (Ages 11-15) • Adolescence and Young Adulthood  (Ages 14-18+) • Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood (Ages 11-18+) 20

  19. The Portfolio • 4 “entries” (exercises) • Direct evidence of teaching performance is documented • Direct evidence of your work beyond the classroom is documented • Each entry is 12-15 pages, double spaced in length • Due March 31st each year 21

  20. Portfolio Requirements Entry 1: Sequence of lessons that reflect topic of study; emphasis on how you ASSESS student learning (follow 2 students) 22

  21. Portfolio Requirements Entry 2: Video ENGAGEMENT in learning (YOU with whole group) Entry 3: Video ENGAGEMENT in learning (student to student—small group) 22

  22. Portfolio Requirements Entry 4:PROFESSIONAL contributions—with families/communities, as a learner, and as a leader/collaborator 22

  23. Assessment Center • Six exercises-subject matter • 30 minutes to respond to each exercise • Administered at computer centers • Prepare for assessment center after the portfolio is completed • Complete by June 15 each year 23

  24. Scoring • Ten weighted scores • 4 portfolio entries • 6 assessment center prompts • Rubrics • Scored by peers • 275 points needed to reach certification • You may “bank” scores for two years and retake entries for a fee 24

  25. TAKE ONE! “Slice” of NB Process Designed and authored by Rae Adams, 2010

  26. TAKE ONE! Requirements • Complete one of the preselected video-based entries for your certificate area • No three-year experience requirement! • Very manageable to complete ONE exercise over a 3- • 7 month timeline • Submit your Take One! entry by April 15 • This Entry can serve for credit in the NBC 682 course • for the master’s degree

  27. BUILD a BRIDGE! Career goals--add “DISTINCTION” to your profile--marketability Continuous performance improvement Evidence of impact on student achievement A bright future of educated and productive citizens Licensure, credential, graduate degree and certificate programs

  28. California Clear Credential Opportunity (SB) 941 was signed by Governor Brown toward the end of last year and is in effect as of January of this year: Holders of Single Subject Credentials, or equivalent previously issued general education teaching credentials may add another content subject area to their credential based on National Board Certification (NBC) in the new subject area Holders of Single Subject Credentials, or equivalent previously issued general education teaching credentials, may earn a Multiple Subject Credential based on NBC in Early Childhood (ages 3-8)/Generalist or Middle Childhood (ages 7-12)/Generalist Holders of Multiple Subject Credentials, or equivalent previously issued general education teaching credentials, may earn a Single Subject Credential based on NBC in a single subject content area Check with your state department of education for credentialing options through NB certification

  29. Funding for Full Candidates • States may provide subsidies of up to $1250 toward the NB Certification fee of $2500 (inquire with YOUR state) • Districts may provide subsidies or grants for teachers (inquire) • Additional grants and subsidies may be available to you through various organizations • NBPTS has payment plan options • Visit the NBPTS website for information on funding resources

  30. Ventura and Los Angeles County • AMGEN scholarships are available, first come, first served for science teachers • Register on this site—access the AMGEN flier for information (link to AMGEN cohort) • You do NOT have to be a Master’s degree student to earn this scholarship! • Contact Rae Adams, NUPTDC Director for additional details: radams@nu.edu

  31. Good News! Support and parallel experiences are offered to you through National University’s Professional Teaching Development Center (NUPTDC)

  32. Here’s How We MARRY NU-NB • Face-to-face and online candidate support • Graduate credit opportunities

  33. Support Options • Online and face-to-face NB candidate orientation and support by NBCT coaches • Webinars, podcasts, & other resources • Virtual support environment

  34. Master’s Degree Options • Master of Arts in Teaching with NBC Teacher Leadership Specialization (all states) • Master of Science in Instructional Leadership-NBC Leadership (CA) • All NBC courses contribute content for the portfolio which serves as thesis • NB TAKE ONE! course equivalent, NBC682.

  35. About the Courses • Ten courses, one month each • 4.5 quarter units each (=3 semester units) • Online delivery—24/7 access • Financial aid available (FAFSA) • First course = $550 (NB1201X) • Nine courses @ $1620 per course (current tuition) • With 15 students, a 15% reduction is applied on current tuition (Nevada =20% with 12 students)

  36. NBC Courses ( 5 ) • NBC 1201x Measuring and Informing Quality Instruction, Teaching and Leadership (overview) • NBC 681 Teaching, Learning, & Membership in Learning Communities Entry 4 • NBC 682 Evidence of Student Learning, A: Entry 2 or 3 • NBC 683 Evidence of Student Learning, B: Entry 1 • NBC 639 Accomplished Teacher-Leadership Portfolio Capstone Project (thesis)

  37. Master of Arts in Teaching CORE Courses (MAT) • EDT 612 Curriculum and Design Using Technology • MAT 641 Cultural Democracy/Social Pluralism • MAT 642 Program Design and Curriculum Theory • MAT 643 Models of Teaching Applications and Practice • MAT 644 Foundations and Principlesof Curriculum

  38. Master of Science in Instructional Leadership CORE Courses (MSIL) • EDA 614 Educational Leadership Today • EDA 618 School Law and Ethics • EDA 624 Supervision of Instruction • EDA 625 Technology and Data Analysis • EDA 626 Human Resources and Diversity

  39. After earning the MS Degree, you may want to earn the Tier I CA administrative license Three additional required courses = • EDA 619 • EDA 620 • EDA 628

  40. Proposed Schedule-July

  41. Proposed Schedule-July

  42. About our NB Cohorts • Groups of 12 or more in one program • Online delivery with optional site meetings • NBCT adjunct faculty • Schedules are pre-determined to align with pacing and submission timelines for NB portfolio work • Access to additional online support • Job embedded action research

  43. What Are the Advantages? • Convenient--fit your coursework around your schedule thanks to online format • Meaningful and relevant--coursework is all about YOUR teaching and YOUR classroom • Sophisticated and engaging coursework--interactive, multimedia presentation of content • Accelerated--finish your degree in approximately one year

  44. About the Degree Timelines • Complete and submit the NU graduate application-$60 fee • An NU admissions advisor will enroll you • Prepare your financial aid application and access transcripts • After enrollment is completed and your courses are scheduled, send your FAFSA forward • Start classes(with no payment) while your aid is being processed • Prepare to access your first course in JULY!

  45. CLEAR Communication Summary • National University employs National Board Certified Teachers to teach courses that require knowledge of the NB standards, evidence based inquiry process, and assessment of teaching and learning performances • The ten, one month courses in the degree program are carefully scheduled to parallel National Board timelines and requirements which benefits students who choose to be active NB candidates as they produce the portfolio during program of study • National University is separate from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, but clearly associated with the standards, tools, resources and assessments • National University does NOT certify students as NBCTs • National University will assist and support active NB candidates who want to submit a portfolio or TAKE ONE to the NBPTS for scoring

  46. Are you are ready? • Go towww.nuptdco.org • Go to the Graduate Programs tab • Select “Join a Cohort” • Follow the four steps for enrollment outlined on this page • July application deadline is is June 22!

  47. WORK SMART--INCREASE YOUR EFFECTIVENESS! It is our passion to serve you on your accomplished teaching, learning and leadership journey!

  48. LET THE JOURNEY BEGIN!