Resources for National Board Certified Teachers Title/Website Description Center For Teacher Quality Cutting edge articles and blogs on Teacher Leadership and NBC. Teachers Lead Nancy Flanagan and Anthody Cody offer advise for teacher led transformation RECRUITING AND RETAINING
NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFIED TEACHERS FOR
HARD-TO-STAFF, LOW-PERFORMING SCHOOLS--
Silver Bullets or Smart Solutions (2007)
Southeastern Center for Teacher Quality Jill Harrison Berg, May 2007 Resources for Reform: The Role of Board-Certified Teachers in Improving the Quality of Teaching Dissertation for Harvard School of Education on how three districts capitalized on the expertise of NBCT to create school reform.
Ed Week Aug 10,2007 --The National Board: Challenged by Success
Redefining Teacher As Leader Great pdf prepared by the Institute for Educational Leadership's Task Force on Teacher Leadership Center for Teacher Leadership CTL is part of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Education. What is teacher leadership? Teacher Leadership:
An Appealing and Inescapable Force in School Reform? Brian Lord and Barbara Miller, Education Development Center, March 2000
Great article to build a foundation for understanding teacher leadership. NBPTS NewsLink This on-line news letter from NBPTS is designed to provided the latest news and information from NBPTS. NEA sponspors NBCT Summits State summits were organized to find ways in which accomplished teachers could help raise student achievement. National Staff Development Council National organization for professional development for educators which has develop standards for staff development. Teacher Leader Network TLN is an active community of talented teacher leaders from across the nation, dedicated to student success and the transformation of teaching into a true profession. NYS Local Contract Language Over 100 locals now have incentives for teachers pursuing and achieving NBC. (2008) NBPTS Certificate Renewal NBC is valid for 10 years. During year eight, NBCTs may begin the renewal process. Authentic Education This is a great blog which explores the Big Ideas and Essential Questions of education w/Grant Wiggins. Center for Teaching Quality
CTQ seeks to improve student learning and advance the teaching profession by:
* Cultivating teacher leadership
* Conducting timely research
* Crafting smart policy
Teacher Leadership in High Schools; How Principals Encourage It..--How Teachers Practice It This 2008 MetLife Report is a great new piece for those researching and trying to encourage teacher leadership within schools.
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National Board Certified Teachers
Recognition | Leadership | Renewal | Resources | Opportunities
Congratulations to the 136 new NBCTs in NYS who have achieved this distinction in our teaching profession!
National Board Certification Day was December 11, 2013. This was the day the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) publicly released the names of the new National Board Certified Teachers in New York State and across the USA. There are now 1602 NBCTs in NYS. Congratulations and many thanks to all their supporters. CELEBRATE and continue your professional journey!!!
Congratulations to the 26 NBCTs who have renewed NBC and demonstrated that they continue to evolve as learners and leaders which improve student learning.
Check out a new podcast by NYS NBCTs Viviam Isom and Genevieve DeBose. (August 2013)
See News Articles from National Board Certification Day December 2012!
One of the missions of NBPTS is:
"Advocating related education reforms to integrate National Board Certification in American education and to capitalizeon the expertise of National Board Certified Teachers."
Photo: NBCTs Recognized in Potsdam
(Annette Romano with new NBCTs: Carol Wright, Megan Foster, Joanne Stiles, Elaine Whitcomb and St. Lawrence Teaching and Learning Center Director Christina Martin)
- recruiting other candidates, being a mentor, providing professional development, or teaching on the graduate level. (Download NBC Awareness Power Point Presentation for NYS 2012)
- ordering an NBPTS Outreach Toolkit
- facilitating a Take One or NBC cohort.
- renewing your certificate.
- staying active on the NBPTS NBCT Link.
- growing the network by creating an active NBCT group in your region.
- collaborating with institutions of higher education to incorporate the work of NBPTS and discussing ways to promote teacher leadership.
- continuing course work in teacher leadership. (see Higher Ed webpage)
- applying for New York State Teacher of the Year a program to recognize and celebrate outstanding teachers throughout New York State. It is run in conjunction with the National Teacher of the Year program. Great opportunity and prizes.
- being a voice in your union.
- writing for a professional journal. See calls for proposals for Educator's Voice a jounal of NYSUT.
Support Candidates--Become a Candidate Support Provider (Facilitator)
Many NBCTs continue to be involved with NBC by supporting candidates. NBPTS calls these facilitators, Candidate Support Providers (CSPs). To assist NBCTs in becoming more confident in meeting various needs of candidate support, NBPTS has created a two-day training which can be requested or is available annually in the Albany Area. To access this training and obtain registration information. . Support Groups can be created by working with local Teacher Centers or contacting NYSUTs Education and Learning Trust. See workshops and institutes for registration. The next training will be held at the Rensserville Meeting Center in July 2014. NBPTS also has on-line CSP training.
National Board Certified Teachers, if you have never before received the Albert Shanker Grant, and are, full-time, certified and tenured teacher in a New York public school, you may be eligible to receive the Shanker Grant. You will need to send your $300 deposit to NBPTS with your renewal application. Then complete the Shanker Grant application form and Check the box on the bottom of the form that indicates you are a renewal candidate. Once your candidacy is verified, the NYState Education Department will provide third-party payment to directly credit your account with NBPTS in an amount up to $1,150. There are currently no offer funding partners for renewal. For more information or to apply for renewal see go to nbpts.org
Visit NBCTLink to network with other renewal candidates.