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Navigating the National Board Certification Processby Martha H. Hopkins
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The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) has developed standards of what constitutes quality teaching in every subject and grade level. National Board Certification measures a teacher's practice against these high and rigorous standards. It is a performance-based assessment process that includes a teaching portfolio, student work samples, videotapes, and assessments of content knowledge. Ninety-three percent of candidates-both successful and unsuccessful-say that the board certification process has made them better teachers. Early studies have shown that board-certified teachers are more capable. </p> <p> </p> <p>The author is a board certified teacher who has successfully led dozens of teachers through the certification process. The certification process is time-consuming and difficult, and Hopkins years' of experience with the pitfalls and obstacles will help teachers avoid the "If I'd only known" syndrome. Full of insider's advice on time management and planning tips, the book contains numerous worksheets to take teachers through each and every step of the certification process to ensure that no deadlines are missed and that they meet all the requirements for applications, the portfolio, and the content assessments. The book is arranged around the five core propositions of the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards and contains the voices and examples of teachers who have already completed the process.
Filled with activities, checklists, and other practical tools, this comprehensive resource leads teachers through each stage of the certification process.
The only book you need to achieve National Board Certification
What is an accomplished teacher? The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) has developed standards that define quality teaching in every subject and grade level. Consequently, many states and districts have invested heavily in National Board Certification, offering pay raises, bonuses, and paid leave for portfolio preparation.
Navigating the National Board Certification Process is a step-by-step guide for teachers who are interested in pursuing or are currently applying for National Board Certification. Filled with activities, checklists, and other practical tools, this comprehensive resource leads teachers through each stage of the certification process to ensure that no deadlines are missed and that they meet all the requirements for applications, the portfolio, and the content assessments.
Arranged around the five core propositions of the NBPTS, this invaluable guidebook includes Worksheets, scenarios, writing tips, and time management strategies Advice on videotaping and preparing portfolio artifacts Stories and experiences of other National Board Certification hopefuls A Frequently Asked Questions section at the end of every chapter
This book is designed to help teachers understand the components of accomplished teaching as defined by the NBPTS, determine their readiness to enter into the National Board Certification process, and provide them with the skills needed to move through that process with confidence. Hopkins's years of experience with the pitfalls and obstacles of National Board Certification will help teachers avoid the dreaded If I'd only known syndrome.Tailored toboth teachers who are considering certification and those in the midst of the process, this practical manual is also an indispensable resource for principals, staff developers, and professors who support teachers through the certification process.
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