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National Board Support Program

 

Teachers need the support of National Board Certified Teachers, fellow candidates, and other mentors as they measure their practice against high and rigorous standards of teaching and learning. The Center for Teacher Leadership provides teachers with structured opportunities to clarify each aspect of the certification process and a network of support as they strive to meet the highest standards established for the profession.

We encourage you to join the National Board Candidate Support Listserv  where you can network with other candidates and National Board Certified Teachers. Direcections  To our Join listserve click here.

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META Candidate Support Program: a National Board support program for teachers in Chesterfield, Henrico, Hanover, and Richmond Public Schools only. Here is the calendar for 2017-18 cohort. Materials will be shared via Google Docs to the cohort members.

2017-2018 Approved NBC Support Program Calendar

Dates/Times

Topic

2016-2017 Cohort

2017-2018 Cohort

Saturday, September 23
9:00 am-3:30 pm

Getting Started/Writing to Achieve

N/A

Required

Saturday, October 21
9:00 am-3:30 pm

Component 3: Teaching Practice and Classroom Environments (Videos)

Required
(unless already submitted)

Required

Tuesday, October 24
4:30 pm-7:45 pm

Component 2: Differentiation in Instruction (Student Work Samples)

N/A

Optional*

Saturday, November 11
9:00 am-3:30 pm

Component 4: Effective and Reflective Practitioner

Required
(unless already submitted)

Required

Thursday, January 11
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

NBCT Pinning Ceremony

 

 

Tuesday, January 16
4:30 pm-6:30 pm

Moving Forward: Reviewing Your Scores

Required

N/A

Saturday, January 27
9:00 am-3:30 pm

NBCT Coaching Session: Components 3 & 4

Required

Required

Saturday, February 24
9:00 am-3:30 pm

NBCT Coaching Session: Components 3 & 4

Required
(unless already submitted)

Required

Thursday, March 8
4:30 pm-7:30 pm

Component I: Content Knowledge

Optional refresher*

Optional*

Tuesday, April 24 or Wednesday, April 25
4:30 pm-7:45 pm

Pre-Candidacy Workshop

N/A

N/A

*If you plan to attend an optional session, you must notify Terry Dozier at least a week in advance.  We may not have this workshop if we don’t have at least 5 candidates who plan to attend.

Contact CTL (ctl@vcu.edu) to establish a National Board Candidate Support Program in your area.

Visit the www.nbpts.org to learn more about the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification process.

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