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1 Presentation Goals Participants will learn:  How the National Board helps school systems succeed  About the latest news and research about the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)  How to integrate National Board Certification programs into Pennsylvania’s educational framework  About the Pennsylvania Initiative

2 What is NBPTS? NBPTS - is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization created in 1987 in response to “A Nation At Risk” and “A Nation Prepared”  Its mission is to: Maintain and update professional standards for accomplished teaching Integrate National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) into education reform efforts Advance school improvement

3 National Board for Professional Teaching Standards: A Focus on School Reform and Success C. Kent McGuire, Ph.D. Dean, School of Education Temple University Member of the Board National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Education Policy and Leadership Center Forum Harrisburg, Pennsylvania September 30, 2009

4 The Primary Goal of the National Board: Increasing and Sustaining Student Learning and Achievement What Educators Do What Students Do What Students Learn !

5 NBPTS: Role and Potential in Educational Reform and Improvement Efforts  WHAT WE ARE DOING … increasing teacher effectiveness  WHERE WE ARE GOING … whole school reform  OUR VISION … strengthen U.S. Education

6 NBPTS is Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement  Cohorts of NBCTs are collaborating with administrators to change the culture of entire schools  More than 74,000 NBCTs are changing the learning culture of classrooms  NBPTS standards extend beyond the core curriculum  NBPTS standards support the continuum of the profession  NBPTS supports schools by incubating innovation

7 Where We Are Going: Whole School Reform National Board Certification  Is evolving into a systemic movement  Is leveraging NBCTs to meet educational challenges Targeted High Need Initiative & Take One!  Using Take One! to build school-based learning communities  Evaluations are reporting a strong learning culture, best practice sharing, and improved student learning National Board Certification for Educational Leaders  Expanding National Board Certification into whole school reform  Advancing student engagement and achievement, retaining the best teachers, and improving teacher and school performance

8 Our Vision: Strengthening U. S. Education  The NBPTS standards: fully integrated with common student standards  National Board Certification: an effective model of pay for performance  National Board programs: meeting the needs of underserved students whole-school transformations  NBPTS programs: successful public-private partnerships

9 The NBPTS: A Look Inside A Holistic Framework for School Reform National Board Certification Take One! National Board Certification for Principals National Board Certification for Assistant Principals National Board Certification for Teacher Leaders

10 Expanding the core of effective teachers Meeting student needs in underserved schools Effective teachers and leaders in every school Targeted High Need Initiative Supports teachers pursuing National Board Certification in underserved schools. Take One! Offers a component of National Board Certification to individual educators or an entire faculty to build learning communities. National Board Certification for Educational Leaders Builds on the successful concept of National Board Certification for teachers to create whole school reform by developing new certification programs for principals, assistant principals, and teacher leaders. National Board Certification 74,000 National Board Certified Teachers. Standards- and evidence- based assessment program to develop, recognize and retain the nation’s most accomplished teachers and improve teacher effectiveness. The Matrix: The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

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12 StudentWork Video Recording 2 Video Recording 1 DocumentedAccomplishments Exercise 1 Exercise 2 Exercise 3 Exercise 4 Exercise 5 Exercise 6 Portfolio Assessment Center The Assessment Design: Portfolio and Assessment Components, including Classroom-based Tasks Source: Steve Schreiner, NBCT

13 Four Portfolio Exercises Six Assessment Center Exercises Take One! Take One! is more than Ten Percent of the National Board Assessment Framework

14 The National Board’s School-wide Take One! Process Improves Teaching & Learning by …  Providing support for effective teaching  Enhancing school- and district-level instructional expertise  Leveraging effective instructional practice  Building an infrastructure for school success

15 National Board Certification for Educational Leaders (NBCEL) Three new certifications:  National Board Certification for Principals  National Board Certification for Assistant Principals  National Board Certification for Teacher Leaders

16 NBCEL: A Critical Ingredient for Improving Teaching and Learning  Develops, recognizes, and retains top school leaders  Demonstrates the concepts of accomplished instructional leadership  Creates strong professional learning communities  Advances instructional leadership, educator quality, and student learning and achievement

17 A Leadership Framework for Change Source: Organizational & Educational Leadership Model (U of Penn, 2006)

18 Research on NBPTS … Indicated that students of The National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs)  Outperform students of non-NBCTs on achievement tests—and the positive effect is even greater among minority students  Make learning gains equivalent to an extra month in school  Exhibit stronger writing abilities, better comprehension and integration of complex classroom material, and better understanding of concepts and more abstract thinking

19 Critical Outcomes of National Board Certification  Structuring best practice as everyday practice  Increasing the presence of teachers in instructional leadership positions, high-need schools, and policy debates  Sustaining effective educational reform  Advancing a culture of learning that improves Teacher preparation Teaching Understanding of highly accomplished teaching

20 The Pennsylvania Initiative Total number of NBCTs in PA = 496

21 Pennsylvania Centers for Teaching Excellence  Four geographically distributed centers: Gannon University East Stroudsburg University Duquesne University Temple University  Established in fall 2006 by the Pennsylvania Department of Education  Support pre-candidates, candidates, and advanced candidates for National Board Certification

22 Roles of the Centers ►Awareness ►Recruitment ► Preparation ► Support Source: Rosalie Dibert

23 Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education IUs by Center for Teaching Excellence

24 Why the Pennsylvania Initiative Works The initiative …  Aligns proven research-based NBPTS programs to identify and build human and social capital  Provides an integrated approach to building teacher effectiveness and leadership capacity  The initiative fosters a standards-based professional learning community  Incorporates a rigorous evaluation process

25 Who are you going to call? Contacts at the Pennsylvania Centers for Teaching Excellence by Respective IUs Northeast Northeast Center for Teaching Excellence at East Stroudsburg University of PA IU's 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22 Doug Lare hools/education/certs/nationalbrd_cert.cfm Southwest Southwest Center for Teaching Excellence at Duquesne University IU's 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 27 and 28 Rosalie Dibert Southeast Southeast Center for Teaching Excellence at Temple University IU's 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 23, 24, 25, 26 & 29 Chris Sadjian-Peacock Northwest Northwest Center for Teaching Excellence at Gannon University IU's 4, 5, 6, 9 and 10 Linda Cook


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