2015 Summit Follow Up

OK, just because the 2015 NU National Board Teacher Leadership Summit is over doesn’t mean it’s over!  We want to keep connected with you and keep you connected with us!  As we mentioned, the goal of the summit was to help you realize an idea you had for a change initiative at your school or district using the people or resources you connected with at the summit as a springboard and for ongoing support.  To assist with this, we created our 2015 Summit Page in the NBCT-EDGE Online support environment.  You can access links to resources shared during the summit, and you can also post your idea in the “Summit Assignment” discussion.  Even if you were unable to attend the summit, you can still participate.

To access the page, view the tutorial below:

2015 Summit Follow Up from NU NB Leadership Center on Vimeo.

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National Counselor of the Year Presents at Summit

National Counselor of the Year Cory Notestine presented at the 2015 National University National Board Leadership Center Summit and Celebration.  His talk centered on the “Great Divide” that often prevented counselors from engaging with and collaborating in meaningful ways with teachers and other essential stakeholders to support students.  Notestine explored the misconceptions that teachers and counselors often shared about their work.  He challenged participants to consider some of their own misconceptions about the work counselors do, and explored some of the systemic issues and other barriers that may be responsible for perpetuating these, such as a lack of collaboration or a lack of time.  By the end of his talk, the various stakeholder groups were clearly inspired–as evidenced by comments in the back channel discussion–to move forward on more meaningful engagement and collaboration with counselors to help improve the social and emotional health of students and increase their capacity for learning.

What is the current state of engagement among teachers and counselors at your school?  Take the poll in the right sidebar to share with us.

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What Does It Really Take to Support Teachers

This month, the Education Policy Center at American Institutes for Research explores what it takes to really support teachers for success at every step in their careers. Check out their explorations HERE.

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New Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership

Are you looking for a doctoral program in Educational Leadership? The National University National Board P20 Leadership Center is helping to organize a cohort for National Board Certified Teachers in its new doctoral program offered in conjunction with City University in Seattle. If you are interested, attend our free webinar on Monday, May 11, at 6pm Pacific, 9pm Eastern.

Click the link below for registration:

Information Webinar Registration

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Are You Interested in National Board Certification?

National Board Certification has always been a prestigious distinction and the certification process a powerful professional learning experience.  The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards has recently implemented sweeping revisions to the process to make certification more accessible, more manageable, and more affordable than ever.

NU National Board Leadership Center provides free support for candidates, as well as an optional master’s degree program that integrates the certification process.

If you’re interested, please consider attending a free information webinar this Thursday, May 7, at 6pm Pacific, 9pm Eastern (If you can’t attend the live session, a recording of the webinar can also be sent to you).

The session will last approximately 45 minutes, and will include information on:

  • The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
  • The revised National Board tools and processes, and reduced costs of certification
  • Fee support for candidates
  • Opportunity to also earn master’s degree programs that integrates the National Board Certification process
  • Graduate credit available for candidates who do not require a master’s degree
  • Additional free support offered through the National University NB Leadership Center (regardless of whether you are a student)
  • Opportunity to clear a secondary credential through NB certification

Please RSVP for the webinar or request a video version at the link below:

National Board Information Webinar Registration

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