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1 State-wide program information, scholarships and professional development for candidates seeking certification through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) ® National Board Certification Washington State ( )

2 NBPTS Mission Maintain high and rigorous standards for what teachers should know and can do Provide a national voluntary system to assess and certify teachers who meet those standards Advocate related education reforms to integrate National Board Certification into American education and to capitalize on the expertise of National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs)

3 NBPTS Facts Created in 1987 Non-partisan, independent, non-profit 63 member board of directors, majority are classroom teachers Washington has a history of NBPTS board members: Former Governor Gary Locke Ivy Chan, Olympia School District Joe Gotchy, Federal Way School District Kevin Teeley, Lake Washington School District Andy Coons, Tacoma School District [Current Board Member]

4 NBCT National Growth Since 1994

5 Washington State NBCT Growth

6 NBCTs Per Year In Washington

7 Washington State NBCT Cumulative Growth

8 Washington NBCTs Art 101 Careers/Tech 128 English 779 Eng/New Lang 97 Exc. Needs 315 Generalists 1,277 Health 12 History 313 Library/Media 104 Literacy 628 Math 509 Music 115 PE 113 School Counseling 132 Science 514 WLOE 92

9 Based on Core Propositions: What teachers should know and be able to do 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.

10 Certificate Areas Generalist: Early Childhood Middle Childhood Early Adolescence* 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 Exceptional Needs Specialist: Early Childhood through Young Adulthood Health Education: Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood Library Media: Early Childhood through Young Adulthood Literacy – Reading Language Arts: Early and Middle Childhood

11 Certificate Areas Continued 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 School Counseling: Early Childhood through Young Adulthood Science: Early Adolescence Adolescence through Young Adulthood Social Studies-History: Early Adolescence Adolescence through Young Adulthood World Languages Other Than English: Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood

12 The Process: Why? Provides extensive professional development experience Measures and affirms accomplished teaching Provides opportunity for reflection about excellent teaching practices Provides both personal and collaborative opportunities to review teaching practices in relationship to high professional standards

13 The Process The assessment process for National Board Certification consists of two components and can take the better part of a year to complete: A portfolio of classroom practice An assessment of content knowledge administered at a computer-based testing center.

14 The Process Four Portfolio Entries Large – and small – group videos of classroom practice Student work samples Documented collaboration Six Assessment Center Exercises Timed, open-response prompts Six Assessment Center Exercises Four Portfolio Entries

15 The Process: Portfolio For these students, at this time, in this setting Shows evidence of meeting National Board standards through classroom work Includes student work samples, videotapes of classroom interactions Written description, analysis and reflection provides a window into candidates actions, how they plan and reflect

16 The Process: Portfolio Entries Written work, videos and student work samples Most portfolios require something similar to: 1. Student Growth Analysis 2. Small Group Video + Analysis 3. Whole Class Video + Analysis 4. Documented Accomplishments

17 The Process: Assessment Center Six questions, 30 min. each Subject specific (content) Test age-appropriate, content appropriate strategies

18 Scoring: How and Who? At least two, and in some cases, three individuals score every section of a candidates assessment. This means that as many as 12 scorers evaluate a candidates portfolio materials. This assures that scoring is completed with the highest level of objective and unbiased scrutiny. All scorers are classroom educators, with expertise in the candidates teaching field and specially trained by the National Board to evaluate National Board Certification entries.

19 Take One! ®

20 Take One! One video entry completed and scored Score can be banked and applied to candidacy No eligibility requirements Cost is $395

21 What is Take One!? 21 Four Portfolio Exercises Six Assessment Center Exercises Take One! National Board Assessment

22 Take One! Key Dates 22 Order and purchase Submit portfolio entry Access score online December 31, 2011 April 15, 2012 On or before December 31, 2012

23 Applying Score Towards NB Certification Example: Participant receives Take One! score in deadline for applying for full certification is 12/31/ deadline is 12/31/13

24 Why National Board?

25 Why Should I Apply? An opportunity to measure your practice against national standards An opportunity to analyze and reflect upon your practice Time to develop your practice and collaborate with like- minded colleagues

26 Why Apply? Incentives Financial reward: $5,000 annual bonus, good for life of National Board Certificate; increases annually with inflation (subject to biennial budget); factors into retirement Additional $5,000 bonus for NBCTs who work in high-needs schools with 70% (elementary), 60% (middle school), and 50% (high school) or higher free/reduced lunch count; not subject to inflation, but factors into retirement Clock Hours requirement waived to renew continuing or professional certificate

27 Why Apply? Incentives (cont.) 45 clock hours upon NBPTS verification of all 10 completed entries, and another 45 upon certification If certification is achieved, Professional Certification granted for Residency Certificate holders Certificate transferable to most states (currently 42 out of 50 states) Can possibly add new endorsement

28 Why Apply? Leadership Many opportunities for National Board Certified Teachers: Facilitation for NB candidate support groups Building/district curriculum/instructional leader/coaches Association leadership (NEA, WEA, local) Statewide teaching advocacy Appointments to state and national policy boards and committees

29 Why Apply? Research More than 150 studies have examined National Board Certification Over 75% found a significant, measurable, positive impact on student learning and teacher performance View the studies on the NBPTS website at National Research Council (NRC) June, Advanced certification through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) is an effective way to identify highly skilled teachers, says a new congressionally mandated report from the National Research Council. Students taught by NBPTS-certified teachers make greater gains on achievement tests than students taught by teachers who are not board-certified, says the report.

30 Teaching Certificates Residency Certificate: based on initial standards for new educators Professional Certificate: based on more advanced standards and promotes career-long growth goals National Board Certificate: focused on the highest, voluntary standards for accomplished teaching by showing excellence in the classroom and in professional life

31 ProTeach and NB Certification Residency Certificate: Teaching certificates issued after September 2000 Residency holders must complete a ProTeach Portfolio program within five years of completing provisional status. By earning National Board certification, residency holders will be granted the Professional Certificate.

32 Am I Ready? Check eligibility: 3 Years of K-12 teaching experience Access to at least 6 students in the area in which you are attempting certification License to teach in the state Possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. Pay fee: $2,500 (plus $65 application fee) The fee covers the costs of developing the standards and assessments and assuring a scoring system that is objective, fair, and unbiased.

33 Where do I start? Visit the National Board Website: Click For Candidates Guide to National Board Certification You can download your certificate area standards document (70-90 pages), portfolio instructions ( pages), and scoring guide ( pages)

34 What Support Options Do I Have? OSPI: Conditional Loan Program pays for the $2000 candidate fee (minus the initial $565) WEA: 4-day Jump Start Universities/Districts: Support groups facilitated by NBCTs Districts: Many districts offer fee support and other resources to candidates NBPTS: online/phone support TEACH

35 University and District Support UW, WSU, WWU, PLU, CWU, Gonzaga University, City University, Antioch University and Heritage University have developed programs to support candidates Summer orientation activities Cohort groups with NBCT facilitators Certificate study days Over 45 districts and 3 ESDs serve in this role

36 National Board Timeline Apply after Jan. 1: $65 due when you apply, full payment due Dec. 31 The Box arrives after you pay at least $500 Candidacy year: Portfolio: Complete between April 1 and March 31 Assessment Center: Complete before June 15 of candidacy year Find out scores before end of December

37 National Board Process Calendar YEAR 1 YEAR 2

38 Washington State Timeline OSPI Conditional Loan Applications: First round: Feb. 7 th – April 11 th (closes at 5pm) Second round: June 1 st – July 1 st (closes at 5pm) Notification : First round: May 13, 2011 Second round: July 29, 2011 Spring/Summer 2011: University & District Kickoffs, optional WEA Jump Start Seminar Summer 2011: Recipients send fee to support provider according to the providers timeline. Spring 2012: Submit portfolio to NBPTS; Assessment Center activity for most (though candidates can take the AC any time at many points during the timeline)

39 Washington State Conditional Loan Program for National Board Certification Competitive state conditional loan process 3 essay questions; letter of support from school principal/leader Scored by NBCTs using a common scoring guide Conditional loans awarded and paid directly to NBPTS

40 WEA Jump Start 2011 June 21-24, 2011 (Spokane) August 1-4, 2011 (Edmonds)

41 OSPI Resources National Board Coordinator Michaela Miller, NBCT web: Carrie Dubuque Regional Coordinators Sarah Applegate ESD 114 (OESD) and 189 (NWESD) Kareen Borders ESD 121 (PSESD) Christina Carlson ESD 101 (NEWESD) and 171 (NCESD) Heather Dorsey ESD 112 and 113 Cindy Rockholt ESD 105 and 123

42 NBPTS and WEA Resources National Board: TEACH WEA: Jim Meadows, Ph.D web: Sheila Beaver

43 Standard Analysis In groups of 2 or 3 read the Knowledge of Students standard. It is generally the first standard for each certificate area. Identify areas in your own teaching where you meet parts of the standards. Start creating a list of things you do that meet the standards.

44 District and Building Support Possibilities Communicate Spread the word Feature NBPTS activities Recruit a candidate Support Host pre-candidacy workshops Fund support groups Offer video services Pay candidate fees Offer release days to work on process Celebrate Party or celebration event at completion of the process Host event for new NBCTs

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