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					   STATE-WIDE PROGRAM
INFORMATION, SCHOLARSHIPS
     AND PROFESSIONAL
     DEVELOPMENT FOR
    CANDIDATES SEEKING
CERTIFICATION THROUGH THE
   N AT I O N A L B OA R D F O R
  PROFESSIONAL TEACHING
    STANDARDS (NBPTS) ®
   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)
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 and incoming NBPTS
       Chief Operating Office]
NBCT NATIONAL GROWTH SINCE 1994
WASHINGTON STATE ANNUAL NBCT GROWTH
1400

1200

1000

 800

 600

 400

 200

   0
       199419951996199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011
NBCTS PER YEAR IN WASHINGTON

    1994    5       2003    131
    1995    3       2004    238
    1996    2       2005    315
    1997    0       2006    408
    1998    4       2007    485
    1999   15       2008    920
    2000   44       2009   1248
    2001   44       2010   1232
    2002   99       2011    945
WASHINGTON STATE NBCT
CUMULATIVE GROWTH
7000

6000

5000

4000

3000

2000

1000

   0
WASHINGTON NBCTS

• Art ___120            • Library/Media ___122
• Careers/Tech ___152   • Literacy ___886
• English ___892        • Math ___596
• Eng/New Lang ___119   • Music ___132
• Exc. Needs ___382     • PE ___144
• Generalists ____524   • School Counseling ___173
• Health __18           • Science ___595
• History ___374        • WLOE __110
     BASED ON CORE PROPOSITIONS:
     WHAT TEACHERS SHOULD KNOW AND BE ABLE TO DO


1.    Teachers are committed to students and their learning.


2. Teachers know the subjects they teach and how to teach those subjects to students.


3. Teachers are responsible for managing and monitoring student learning.


4. Teachers think systematically about their practice and learn from experience.


5. Teachers are members of learning communities.
CERTIFICATE AREAS
Generalist:                                 English Language Arts:
Early Childhood                             Early Adolescence
Middle Childhood                            Adolescence and Young Adulthood
Early Adolescence*
                                            Exceptional Needs Specialist:
Art:                                        Early Childhood through Young Adulthood
Early and Middle Childhood
Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood   Health Education:
                                            Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood
Career and Technical Education:
Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood   Library Media:
                                            Early Childhood through Young Adulthood
English As A New Language:
Early and Middle Childhood                  Literacy – Reading Language Arts:
Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood   Early and Middle Childhood
CERTIFICATE AREAS (CONTINUED)
Mathematics:                                Science:
Early Adolescence                           Early Adolescence
Adolescence and Young Adulthood             Adolescence through Young Adulthood

Music:                                      Social Studies-History:
Early and Middle Childhood                  Early Adolescence
Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood   Adolescence through Young Adulthood

Physical Education:                         World Languages Other Than English:
Early and Middle Childhood                  Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood
Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood

School Counseling:
Early Childhood through Young Adulthood
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
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.
THE PROCESS

Four Portfolio Entries
                                                            Four
 Large – and small – group videos of classroom practice    Portfolio
                                                            Entries
 Student work samples

 Documented collaboration

                                                           Six
Six Assessment Center Exercises                            Assessment
 Timed, open-response prompts                             Center
                                                           Exercises
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
  candidate’s actions, how they plan and reflect
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
THE PROCESS: ASSESSMENT CENTER


• Six questions, 30 min. each

• Subject specific (content)

• Test age-appropriate, content appropriate strategies
 SCORING: HOW AND WHO?
• At least two, and in some cases, three individuals score
  every section of a candidate’s assessment. This means that
  as many as 12 scorers evaluate a candidate’s 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
  candidate’s teaching field and specially trained by the
  National Board to evaluate National Board Certification
  entries.
NBPTS PROMOTIONAL VIDEO

• To learn more about the National Board Certification
  process, check out the NBPTS video “National Board
  Certification: Excellence, Leadership, Results”

• Video link
TAKE   ONE! ®
 TAKE ONE! ®
• One video entry completed and scored


• Score can be banked and applied to candidacy


• No eligibility requirements


• Cost is $395
WHAT IS TAKE ONE! ® ?
                 National Board Assessment


   Take One!                            Four
                                        Portfolio
                                        Exercises



                                         Six
                                         Assessment
                                         Center
                                         Exercises
 TAKE ONE! ® KEY DATES


Order and purchase       By December 31, 2012

Submit portfolio entry   April 15, 2013

Access score online      On or before December
                         31, 2013
APPLYING SCORE TOWARDS NB CERTIFICATION
A Take One! ® passing score (2.75 or above) can be applied to
  full candidacy for up to three years

• Example: Participant receives Take One! score in December,
  2013

   • 2013-2014 deadline for applying for full certification is
   12/31/13

   • 2014-2015 deadline is 12/31/14
TAKE ONE! ® & SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT
• Take One! ® can be a tool for groups of educators to engage in
  powerful, professional learning together

• Grade level teams, departments and entire schools are utilizing Take
  One! ® as a professional development and school improvement
  strategy

• In 2011-12, all staff at Baker Middle School (Tacoma School District)
  are going through some part of the National Board process

• Read more about it here
 GETTING FAMILIAR WITH TAKE ONE! ®

• View 8 minute video on Take One! ® here:
  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeG1wo3OKjs


• View 1 ½ minute video on Take One! ® here:
  http://www.nbpts.org/products_and_services/take_one1
 WHY CONSIDER
NATIONAL BOARD
CERTIFICATION?
   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
    WHY APPLY? INCENTIVES

• Financial reward: $5,090 annual bonus, good for life of National Board
  Certificate; increases annually with inflation (subject to 2012 legislative
  session); 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
• Note: Per the 2011 legislative session, Base and Challenging Schools
  bonuses are reduced to 60% for 1st year NBCTs. Thereafter, they receive
  the full bonus amount(s). Bonus payment will also take place at the end of
  the school year in July.
    WHY APPLY? INCENTIVES (CONT.)

• Clock Hours requirement waived to renew continuing or professional
  certificate
• 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
  http://www.k12.wa.us/certification/teacher/Endorsement.aspx
 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
     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: www.nbpts.org/resources/research
•   National Research Council (NRC) study (2008)
•   http://www8.nationalacademies.org/onpinews/newsitem.aspx?RecordID=12224
•   “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. “
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
  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
 To learn more about ProTeach® portfolio requirements, go to
  www.waproteach.com
 By earning National Board certification, residency holders will be granted the
  Professional Certificate
 However, if a candidate does not achieve National Board Certification, he/she
  must still attain Professional Certification before the Residency Certificate lapse
 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.
 Washington state offers a competitive conditional loan of $2,000 toward the
  assessment fee
  WHERE DO I START?

• Visit the National Board Website: www.nbpts.org
• Click “For Candidates”
• Guide to National Board Certification
• http://www.nbpts.org/for_candidates/the_portfolio
• You can download your certificate area standards document (70-90
  pages), portfolio instructions (250-300 pages), and scoring guide (80-
  100 pages)
    WHAT SUPPORT OPTIONS DO I HAVE?
• OSPI: Conditional Loan Program pays for the $2000 candidate fee (minus
  the initial $565)

• WEA: 4-day summer NB Jump Start Seminar; 1-day spring NB Home
  Stretch event

• Universities/Districts: Yearlong support groups facilitated by NBCTs

• Districts: Many districts offer fee support and other resources to candidates

• NBPTS: online/phone support- 1-800-22-TEACH
  UNIVERSITY AND DISTRICT SUPPORT

• UW, WSU, WWU, PLU, CWU, Gonzaga 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
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
NATIONAL BOARD PROCESS CALENDAR

                     YEAR 1   YEAR 2
WASHINGTON STATE TIMELINE 2011-12
• OSPI Conditional Loan Applications:
    Visit www.k12.wa.us/certification/nbpts for current details
•   Notification:
    Visit www.k12.wa.us/certification/nbpts for current details
•   Spring/Summer 2012: University & District Kickoffs
•   Summer 2012: Recipients send fee to support provider according to the
    provider’s timeline; Optional WEA Jump Start Seminar
•   Spring 2013: Optional WEA Home Stretch; submit portfolio to NBPTS;
    Assessment Center activity for most (though candidates can take the AC any
    time at many points during the timeline)
  WA 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
WEA JUMP START SEMINARS 2012

• June 26-29, 2012 (Spokane)


• July 30-August 2, 2012 (Edmonds)


• Please visit www.washingtonea.org for more details
   Look under the “Live, Grow, Improve” tab
   Select the “National Board Certification” tab
  NBPTS AND WEA RESOURCES
 National Board:
  1-800-22TEACH
  www.nbpts.org
 WEA:
  Jim Meadows, Ph.D.
  jmeadows@washingtonea.org
  253-765-7102
  web: http://www.washingtonea.org

  Sheila Beaver
   sbeaver@washingtonea.org
   253-765-7075
     OSPI RESOURCES
National Board Coordinator                        Regional Coordinators:
                                                  Sarah Applegate, NBCT
Michaela Miller, NBCT                                 email: sarah.applegate@k12.wa.us
                                                      ESD 114 (OESD) and 189 (NWESD)
  email: michaela.miller@k12.wa.us                Kareen Borders, NBCT
  360-725-6119                                        email: kareen.borders@k12.wa.us
  web: http://www.k12.wa.us/certification/nbpts       ESD 121 (PSESD)
                                                  Christina Carlson, NBCT
Carrie Dubuque                                        email: christina.carlson@k12.wa.us
   email: carrie.dubuque@k12.wa.us                    ESD 101 (NEWESD) and 171 (NCESD)
                                                  Heather Dorsey, NBCT
   360-725-6119
                                                      email: heather.dorsey@k12.wa.us
                                                      ESD 112 and 113
                                                  Cindy Rockholt, NBCT
                                                      email: cindy.rockholt@k12.wa.us
                                                      ESD 105 and 123
 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.
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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