National Board Certification
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National Board Certification
A Distinction that Matters for
Chatham County Schools
North Carolina Department of Public InstructionSlide2
Recognition of accomplished teaching, content knowledge, and teaching pedagogyEvaluation of teaching practices based upon national standardsVoluntary advanced certificationProfessional development
What is National Board Certification?Slide3
Build a pipeline to accomplished teaching and Board Certification.Raise teaching standards by investing in Board Certification.Spread the expertise of Board-certified teachers.
Board Certification:A Vehicle for Transforming Teaching
Ron Thorpe’s article: Sustaining the Profession http://bit.ly/SustainProfessionSlide4
Allows teachers to… hone their practice;advance their career;increase financial opportunities;gain a portable teaching license valid in many states; andobtain CEUs for licensure requirements.
National Board CertificationSlide5
Foster a deeper understanding of contentImprove student learning and achievementPrepare future-ready students
Board-certified TeachersImpact StudentsSlide6
Build learning communitiesServe as school leadersMentor Strengthen communityProvide public distinction
Board-certified TeachersImpact School CultureSlide7
New Research: Washington state: “[Board-] certified teachers are more effective than non-certified teachers with similar experience,” according to researchers Cowan and Goldhaber. Their findings suggest NBCTs produce gains of “approximately 2 weeks of additional learning in elementary classrooms and middle school reading classrooms and about 1.5 months of additional learning in middle school math classrooms (Cowan & Goldhaber, 2015).North Carolina Research: Charlotte, NC: “We found that NBCTs were significantly more effective...than their non-NBCT counterparts in several EOC tested courses: Algebra II, Biology, Civics and Economics, Chemistry, and Geometry” (Salvador, Baxter (2010).
Research Supports Board-certificationSlide8
Are you ready for
National Board Certification
What was your most successful teaching experience?Why was it successful?What could have made it better?How did you share your success?
Turn and TalkSlide10
Teachers demonstrate leadership.Teachers are members of learning communities.Teachers establish a respectful environment for a diverse population of studentsTeachers are committed to their students and their learning.Teachers know the content they teach.Teachers know the subjects they teach and how to teach those subjects to their students.Teachers facilitate learning.Teachers are responsible for managing and monitoring student learning.Teachers reflect on their practice.Teachers learn systematically about their practice and learn from their experience.
NC Professional Teaching Standards and
the National Board Five Core PropositionsSlide11
NB Candidacy Eligibility Requirements
An eligible candidate must have...
bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution;
completed three full years of teaching or school counseling; and
a valid teaching license or a license to practice as a school counselor.Slide12
A teacher must…be paid entirely from state funds;have three full years of teaching in the North Carolina Public Schools;have a valid standard Professional II NC license;have not previously used state funds for the NBC process; andbe engaged in direct classroom instruction, library/media or school counseling work 70% of the time over the course of the academic year.
Loan Eligibility RequirementsSlide13
North Carolina… lends the $1,900 assessment fee;provides up to three days of paid professional leave;provides 8.0 CEUs for completion of the process; andpays salary differential of 12% of base salary.
How does NC Support Board Certification ?Slide14
NC Loan DetailsSlide15
First-time candidate window opens: May 2015Full payment is due: February 28, 2016ePortfolio window: April 1 – May 18, 2016Assessment center window: TBD – June 15, 2016Scores released on or before December 31, 2016
Deadlines for 2015-2016Slide16Slide17
Performance Based and Peer-reviewed
Assessment Center (40%)Slide18
Revised Assessment Roll-outSlide19
While teachers can complete the entire process in one year once it is fully implemented, some may choose to do so over several years if that fits better with other demands on their time.
All four components must be completed in 3 years
Candidates still have two opportunities to retakeSlide20
The total cost of certification will decrease from $2500 to $1,900, with each of the four components costing $475.
Important price points
$475 for each component
$75 annual registration feeSlide21
The New ComponentsSlide22
A computer-based assessment to demonstrate knowledge of and pedagogical practices for their certificate area. 3 constructed response exercisesApproximately 45 selected response items
Component 1 Content KnowledgeSlide23
Component 2Differentiation in Instruction
Based on the 2013-14 instructions for Portfolio Entry 1 for all certificate areas, except PE, which is based on Portfolio Entry 2
Candidates will submit
student work samples
evidence using the same criteria.Slide24
OverviewBased upon the previously submitted video entries.Captures details about your instructional planning and requires:direct evidence of your practice from two video recordings;instructional materials; and ananalysis of and reflection of your teaching as displayed in two video recordings.
Teaching Practice and Learning EnvironmentSlide25
Evaluates evidence of your practice and analysis as it relates to instruction, student engagement, and the learning environment. Aligned with the Five Core Propositions and the certificate area Standards.
Teaching Practice and Learning EnvironmentSlide26
Overview:Focused upon data literacy.Expected release 2016-2017.Learn more about field test opportunities here: http://boardcertifiedteachers.org/for-candidates
Effective and Reflective PractitionerSlide27
What are your initial thoughts on the new components?Is this process something you can pursue? What are your thoughts on the flexibility? Are the components embedded in your current work? If so, in what ways?
Turn and TalkSlide28
Assessment Center (Component 1) – 40%
plit equally between CRI and SRI
Portfolio (Components 2, 3, and 4) – 60%
Differentiation in Instruction (C2) – 25%
Teaching Practice and Learning Environment (C3) – 50%
Reflective and Effective Practitioner (C4) – 25%Slide29
A candidate can retake a portfolio entry or any one of the four parts of Component 1 regardless of score earned.The higher score will be kept for calculating the total score on the assessment.Candidates will be able to use an online calculator to determine how new scores would affect total scaled score.
National Board has revised its policy for Maintenance of Certification, and will require Board-certified teachers to demonstrate their knowledge and skills every five years. (Adopted February 2015)This new policy is aligned with the movement of 40 state licensure systems to a five-year renewal period, but also reflects the National Board’s effort to make certification more affordable and efficient for all teachers, so that that it can become the norm in the profession.Slide31
Development of the MOC has not started yet. It will not be the same as the current renewal process (PPG).The aim is to keep it similar in price and process to the completion of a single component of the certification process every five years.For more information about the MOC, please visit
Support and ResourcesSlide33
North Carolina National Board CoordinatorDr. Sonja Brown, (E) firstname.lastname@example.org (office), 919-807-3362 (fax)NBPTS Director of Outreach and EngagementBeth Edwards, NBCT, (E) email@example.com (office)
National Board ContactsSlide34
North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE)Elic Senter, NCAE Center for Instructional AdvocacyP.O. Box 27347, Raleigh, NC 27611700 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh, NC 27601Raleigh, N. C. 27611800/662-7924 firstname.lastname@example.orgSomer Lewis, MA NBCTPDS DirectorWatson College of Education- Rm 160University of North Carolina Wilmington910email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
NC National Board Certification Candidate Support ContactsSlide35
Application for revised certification
State-specific informationResources for…candidatessupport providers
National Board for Professional Teaching