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1 Welcome to the National University Program Options with a National Board Teacher Leadership Specialization Online Information Meeting 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 Please do the following: We will start shortly

2 National University National Board Certification & Take One! Overview, Support Options, and Degree Programs Presented by the NU School of Education and NBC Leadership 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 processes Support for all candidates offered through the National University NBC Leadership Center (online and onsite)

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

5 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) for up to 5 NBC courses 4. Online and on site support and guidance for National Board Certification or Take One! (no credits)

6 About National University Second largest, private, nonprofit university in California Sixteenth largest private, not-for-profit university in the US WASC regional accreditation; NCATE 2014 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

7 About the NU-NBC Leadership Center 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

8 10 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 performance improves student achievement An advanced credential that complements a state license Three years of teaching experience required for candidacy Open to all- public, private, charters What Is National Board Certification?

9 11  Majority of studies indicate that National Board Certification makes 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 have achieved National Board Certification helped their students achieve larger testing gains than did colleagues without the certification The Research…

10 12 NBPTS Core Propositions NBCT certificate standards in (disciplinary fields) Architecture of Accomplished Teaching Portfolio Entries ◦ Evidence of Impact on Students ◦ Documentation Assessment Center Exercises YOUR performance is measured against NBPTS “tools” and processes

11 13 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

21 22 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

23 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 each year

24 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

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

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 Entry score can be banked for full certification

27 BUILD a BRIDGE! Meet your career goals--add “DISTINCTION” to your profile--marketability Attain licensure, credential, graduate degree and certificate programs Embark on continuous performance improvement Develop direct evidence of impact on student achievement Ensure a bright future of educated and productive citizens

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 $2565 (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 Good News! Support and parallel experiences are offered to you through National University’s NBC Leadership Development Center

31 Here’s How: We MARRY NU-NB ◦ Face-to-face and online candidate support ◦ Graduate credit opportunities

32 Support Options Online and face-to-face NB candidate orientation, professional development and support by NBCT coaches 24/7 access to our virtual support environment Ongoing webinars, videos, blog posts & other resources

33 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 Take 1-5 NBC courses for continuing education units NB TAKE ONE! course equivalent, NBC682.

34 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 = $ 657 (NB1201X) Nine $1674 per course (current tuition) With 15 students, a 15% reduction is applied on current tuition

35 About our NB Cohorts 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

36 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

37 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)

38 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 Principles of Curriculum

39 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

40 After earning the MS Degree, you may want to earn the Tier I CA administrative license. TWO additional required courses = EDA 651 Ethics and Philosophy in Leadership. EDA 620B Credential Field Experience.

41 Proposed MAT Schedule-June June 2013 STARTJune 2014 GRADUATE June NBC 1201xNov-Dec NBC 682 July MAT 641Jan-Feb NBC 683 Aug MAT 642March MAT 644 Sept MAT 643Apr-May NBC 639 Oct NBC 681June EDT 612 DONE!!! $$$

42 Proposed MSIL Schedule-May June 2013 STARTJune 2014 GRADUATE May NBC 1201xNov-Dec NBC 682 July EDA 614Jan-Feb NBC 683 Aug EDA 618Mar EDA 619 Sept EDA 624Apr-May NBC 639 Oct NBC 681June EDA 626 DONE!!! $$$

43 Join this cohort that is being developed exclusively for teachers working with military –connected students! Class discussions will allow opportunity to talk to other teachers from across the nation about how to best support the unique challenges faced by military- connected students. 43/51

44 Military-connected yourself? Spouse, dependent, retired, Civilian working on base? …National University offers special military rates and support just for you! Special military advisors to assist YOU with any challenges you face as a military- connected student yourself! 44/51

45 About the Degree Timelines Complete Applicant Verification form and submit the NU graduate application-$60 fee An NU admissions advisor will enroll you Prepare your financial aid application and access transcripts-DON’T send FAFSA forward until you have courses schedules and your are fully enrolled. After enrollment is completed and all 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 JUNE!

46 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

47 CLEAR Communication Summary(cont’d) 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

48 Are you are ready? Go to Go to the Graduate Programs tab Select “Join a Cohort” Follow the four steps for enrollment outlined on this page June cohort application deadline is May 24!

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

50 LET THE JOURNEY BEGIN!


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