NBPTS Update


Register today for National Board Certification

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Oct 21, 2014

Becoming Board certified allows teachers to hone in on their practice and showcase their talent in the classroom. If you are interested in becoming a National Board Certified Teacher, visit our website for candidates to get more information on how to get started!


Save the date: Teaching and Learning 2015

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Oct 21, 2014

Plans for Teaching & Learning 2015 are underway! Mark your calendars for next year's conference: March 13 to 14 and stay turned to Facebook and Twitter @TeachLearnConf for the latest updates!


A personal journey of professional growth

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Oct 20, 2014

NBCT Cathy McAlister, from Kentucky, writes in this blog post about her journey through the Board certification process and beyond. Read it on The Standard.


Notice for 2014-15 National Board candidates

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Oct 20, 2014

Instructions for Component 1: Content Knowledge and Component 2: Differentiation in Instruction will be available on our website Oct. 31. Candidates and support providers will be notified as soon as it's posted. Be sure to tell your colleagues!


Post an idea. Interact with peers. Commit to Lead

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Oct 17, 2014

Commit to Lead is the online community of Teach to Lead, an initiative from the National Board and U.S. Department of Education. The community is fueled by educators to share and collaborate on promising ideas to advance teacher leadership to address pressing problems in education. Have ideas? Get started today.


Test drive National Board Certification

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Oct 16, 2014

The National Board is seeking PreK-12 teachers in most content areas, as well as college and graduate students pursuing a teaching license, to volunteer to take part in field tests of the revised National Board Certification process. Enrollment is going on now, so sign up today!


Coalition for Teaching Quality backs teaching residencies

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Oct 13, 2014

National Board policy associate Sarah Pinsky writes in this blog post about a recent Senate briefing on the Coalition for Teaching Quality and what it means for teacher residency and Board certification. Read it in the Standard.


Coming soon: Teacher leadership summits and labs

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Oct 13, 2014

Teachers, you've posted an idea on Commit to Lead -- now what? Continue the conversation with your peers! Read the news release to learn more about our upcoming regional Teacher Leadership Summits and Teacher Leader Labs driven by your ideas on Commit to Lead.


Interested in Board certification?

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Oct 10, 2014

Watch a video featuring NBCTs as they reflect on the importance of National Board Certification in advancing the teaching profession.


Commit to lead

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Oct 08, 2014

Commit to Lead is the online community of Teach to Lead, an initiative from the National Board and U.S. Department of Education. The community is fueled by educators to share and collaborate on promising ideas to advance teacher leadership to address pressing problems in education. Have ideas? Get started today!


Residency: Can it transform teaching the way it did medicine?

Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief | Oct 01, 2014

In case you missed it: National Board President and CEO Ron Thorpe describes how residency can transform the teaching profession in PDK International's September issue of Kappan magazine. Learn more.




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