Awareness Sessions for National Board Certification for 2013-2014 Cycle
Awareness sessions are designed as an overview of the National Board Certification (NBC) process for teachers, union leaders or administrators. The purpose of this session is to explain the framework of the NBC process and to provide access to professional, financial and technical supports available to candidates: timelines, fees and a discussion of the benefits, certifications and processes involved in certification.
SAGE College Take One!
Instructor: Ed Baker and Dr. Edna Baker
Location: Sage Graduate School Rm TBA
Date: October 8, 2013 (Additional dates/times will be determined by the group at the first meeting.)
Time: 4:30-5:30 PM
Fee: None, however registration is required. 45 in-service hours
National Board Certification Cohorts
in the Capital Region 2013-2014
Sponsored by GCR Teacher Center and CASDA
By establishing a supportive community of professionals, participants will be guided through portfolio development and assessment preparation. Group members will participate and support others in monthly meetings and 2-day institutes which take place in the summer and winter. Sessions will focus on all aspects of the certification process including applying, personal reflection, videotaping, effective writing techniques, and peer review. These groups will have a maximum of 15 candidates and guided by NBCTs who have been trained as NB Facilitators or Candidate Support Providers by NBPTS.
Capital Region NBC Cohort
NBCT Instructors: Melissa Gergen and Katrina Horton
Location: Guilderland HS. Media Center
Fee: $100 to CASDA
Registration IS REQUIRED 27 inservice hours
Dates/Times: 8/29, 10/3, 11/7, 12/5, 2/6, 3/6, 4/3
Fulton Montgomery NBC Cohort
NBCT Instructor:Heather Buskirk
Location: HFM BOCES, room TBD
Fee: None for the Awareness Session Registration is required. 45 in-service hours ($100 for the Cohort)
Dates/Times: 9/16/2013 4:00-6:00pm. (Additional dates/times will be determined by the group at the first meeting.)
North Country NBC Cohort
NBCT Instructors: Judy Moffitt and Susan Moore-Palumbo
Location:WSWSHE BOCES 27Gick Rd Saratoga
Fee: $100 to CASDA
REGISTRATION is required. 45 in-service hours
Dates/Times: 9/23/2013, 4:00-6:00 pm. (Additional dates/times will be determined by the group at the first meeting.)
Please contact Annette Romano to provide an Informational Session at your district. NYSUT may also help you underwrite Awareness Session costs.
Specialized Workshops & Institutes
Entry Review for NBC Candidates and Take One Participants
This is an opportunity for candidates to write, participate in entry review, or analyze their videos with other candidates and National Board Certified Teachers. Please bring entry directions, scoring guide, and standards for your certification area.
Location: University @ Albany East Campus—Rensselaer, Building A
Date: March 1, 2014 (Sat.); Time: 9:00-4:00
Register on MLP at GCRTC
Fee: $25 to CASDA Registration is required. 7 hrs
Lunch is provided.
Instructors are NBCTs from various certificate areas.
National Board Assessment Center Workshop
Of special interest to National Board Candidates, this dinner marks a shift in focus from portfolio submission to Assessment Center preparation. in their certificate area. This is an opportunity for all NBC candidates and advanced candidates to meet with each other and discuss resources, standards and assessment framework topics. Candidates will collaborate in groups of similar certification areas. Please bring scoring guide, exercise descriptions, resources and curriculum information to share.
Location: Saratoga High School Library 1 Blue Streak Blvd.
Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014
Fee: $20 Payable to CASDA
Registration on MLP at GCRTC is required. 3.5 hrs
Light dinner is provided.
Instructors are NBCTs from various certificate areas
Summer Institutes for National Board Candidates:
This NBC Summer Institute is designed especially for teachers who are pursuing National Board Certification as new/current candidates or Take One Candidates. This Institute was created to give candidates an entry point to the National Board process that is experiential and inviting. Candidates will learn the fundaments of the NBC process: core propositions.teacher standards, entry requirements, types of writing, and framework of accomplished teaching. Candidates should bring their standards and portfolio directions from www.nbpts.org.
Location: Carey Conference Center, Rennselaerville NY
Date: TBA Summer of 2014
Fee: includes: meals, lodging, and professional development
Writing Institutes for National Board Candidates
In response to requests from teachers who are current National Board candidates, or Advanced Candidates this retreat was created to give time to their own writing in a collegial environment. Working independently, with partners, or in writing groups on portfolio entries, candidates have the opportunity to write, read, and reflect in congenial and supportive surroundings. The community of writers and reviewers supports the development of portfolio entries and the peer review of video tapes of classroom teaching. Recognizing that candidates need time for intellectual stimulation, for reading and writing and to exchange feedback with colleagues from diverse schools, the writing retreat helps teachers exchange ideas and respond to one another's works. This group gathering is unlike other retreats because candidates have the chance to discuss and listen to issues particular to their unique work, as their work is unfolding. Join your colleagues for thoughtful and reflective discussion about National Board Certification in a collegial setting. Please bring a laptop computer, videos, entries, portfolio directions, standards, and scoring guide.
Regional Writing Insitutes are sponsored by
New York State Teacher Centers, and NYSUT!
January 11 & 12, 2014
Mid-Hudson Teacher Center Writing Institute
January 17-18 2014
|Feb. 6-8, 2014
Writing Institute -Minnowbrook Conference Center
Registration on GCRTC MLP
Jan 24 & 25
Jan. 24-25, 2014
National Board Writing Institute in Buffalo
|TBA||Writing Institute for NBC Candidates in Rochester|
|March 1, 2014||
Entry Review for Candidates and Take One participants
UAlbany East Campus Rensselaer
GCRTC MLP for registration info.
Summer Institute for NBC Candidates for Capital Region
Summer Institute for NBC Candidates
|TBA||Summer Institute for NBC Candidates at
Southtowns Teacher Center-Hamburg NY
For National Board Certified Teachers..
NBCT Renewal Cohort for 2013-13 STILL TIME to JOIN!!!
This program is designed for National Board Certified Teachers who are in their 8th or 9th year and desire to pursue the NBPTS Renewal process. Participants will meet to participate in peer review and video analysis to discuss their continuum of growth and how it impacts student learning. RENEWAL IS DUE APRIL 30TH.
Dates: 4-7 PM on Oct. 25, Nov. 29, Jan. 10 and 8-4 on March 15
Professional Development-- 20 hrs (Certificate provided)
Instructor: Mary Johnson, NBCT (Niskayuna CSD)
Location: NYSUT Headquarters 800 Troy-Schenectady Rd., Latham
Capital Region Board Room
Cohort Fee: $85 includes all sessions Please send check to CASDA . Details on MLP Registration link.
Registration is required.
NBPTS Candidate Support Provider Training 2014
Whether you wish to support candidates formally by a establishing a support group or informally within your school, this training will take your knowledge of NBC to a whole new level. This training was designed by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards for National Board Certified Teachers, Higher Education Personnel, and Teacher Center Directors who are providing support for teachers pursuing National Board Certification. This program is designed to provide Candidate Support Providers or Facilitators the foundations necessary to help candidates through the rigorous process by forming Support Groups. NBPTS Certificate upon completion. Download Flier.
For more information or to request a training near you contact Annette Romano
NBPTS Candidate Support Providers Institute
Instructor: Annette Romano, NBCT, NBPTS Faculty
Summer Date TBA (3pm Wednesday to 3pm Friday)
Carey Conference Center, Rensselaerville, NY
Fee: which includes: meals, lodging, and professional development materials
Registration information will be posted soon.