Mission and Vision: The National University NB Leadership Center believes that National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) represent accomplished educators who are role models of excellence in teaching, learning, leadership, and service. This excellence occurs through continuous learning, P20 collaboration and analysis of results. Performance assessment and evidence of excellence is driven by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards...
Distinguish your instruction and leadership performance by becoming more informed. Be empowered to drive evidence-based change for students, the profession, and for accomplished teachers and leaders, nationwide. Complete the membership form at the bottom of this page to ride the NBCT Wave and join the NU NBCT-EDGE Alliance ! The NU NBCT-EDGE Alliance includes stakeholders from all levels of education: future teachers, pre-service teachers, National...
The National University NBCT-Evidence Driven Generation of Educators (EDGE) Alliance has been created to support and empower accomplished teaching at every level of education. From pre-service teachers to instructional leaders, and from NBCT candidates to current National Board Certified Teachers, we seek to promote the use of the National Board tools and processes, provide access to information and resources, and create a platform that will enable...
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The NB Leadership Center is providing a $5000 scholarship for NBCTs and leaders who are INVITED by an NBCT to join an October Online Ed.D Cohort. Please share with NBCTs anywhere in the country! We have 12 slots left!
For more information, join the teleconference on Tues Sept 23 6pm PST, 9pm EST: Phone in 425-440-5100; IDCODE = 280055#Learn More
Attention Accomplished Teachers: Consider joining an online panel to help ensure that Common Core-aligned assessments are rigorous and fair, providing a reliable indicator of whether students are on track for college and career readiness. Your voice needs to be heard!
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We have heard from some NBCT-EDGE members that they did not receive our Summer 2014 newsletter, which was sent out at the end of July. You can access it here:
If you are a member who did not receive it, it may be due to your email server blocking the newsletter delivery, or it may be that we have an incorrect email address. For the former, providing a hotmail (gmail, yahoo) account to associate with your membership may alleviate the issues. If this is the case, or if you think we may have the wrong address on file for you, send your new hotmail address to Sean McCarthy to update your membership profile and ensure you receive future newsletters.
The following post is from NU NB Leadership Center Program Ambassador Joanna Murray:
The National Board Academy 2014, held at the beautiful JW Marriot Camelback Inn Resort, in Scottsdale, Arizona, was a wonderful event. I attended along with my colleagues from the National University National Board Leadership Center. Here are some key takeaways from the event:
The day continued with a session on supports and challenges of the process. Facilitators offered an Improvement Science Strategy, put forth by the Carnegie Corporation, to help us brainstorm, within our different networks, strategies toward improving teaching and learning, with a lens on supporting the National Board Certification Process, especially in this time of transition. A great quote was that NBCTs are “Changing the narrative of our testimonial.” I learned that the National Board took on the challenge of making this great and current transitional shift in the assessment process based on the use of the Architecture of Accomplished Teaching. Over the last several years, in gaining knowledge of students (i.e. teachers and other stakeholders in the National Board community), learned a great deal about the changing faces of teachers and teaching, and realized that a shift had to be made. The big question was whether to completely shut down the program during the process, or keep an “Open while under construction” approach. To ensure that the system is kept alive during transition, the folks at National Board for Professional Teaching Standards chose the latter. I find the transition exciting and the rationales for the changes well grounded (more flexible, less costly, for example).
The event continued with break out sessions focused around two strategic goals of the National Board: building educator effectiveness across the career continuum, and promoting a vision of accomplished teaching that elevates the profession. Sessions during the rest of this event focused around strategic priorities, advancing education policy, empowering educators by nurturing expertise, and promoting student learning, growth, and achievement. Sessions were facilitated by some of the most amazing educational stakeholders in the nation, in this blogger’s opinion.
The resort itself is quite spectacular, as the images included will give testimony (see our event slideshow HERE). As one can imagine during these are the dog days of summer in Arizona, the weather outside was very hot and dry. With this in mind, our hosts really went above and beyond to offer every comfort to the 150 plus participants, including a wonderful first-night dinner and lots of other opportunities to stay hydrated, well-fed, and in a constant state of making contacts and connecting with friends and colleagues in this beautiful oasis.
In reflecting on the event, and the two goals of the National Board (noted above), it is apparent to this participant, that the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards team is really making every effort to achieve those goals, while maintaining their original mission: The mission of the National Board is to advance student learning and achievement by establishing the definitive standards and systems for certifying accomplished educators, providing programs and advocating policies that support excellence in teaching and leading and engaging National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) and leaders in that process. (See more at: http://www.nbpts.org/mission-history#sthash.a2Ikdksk.dpuf)
I am really excited about what I see happening at the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards!Learn More