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Workshops & Events

Exploring the National Board Certification Process-
Virtual Awareness Webinars

Take the next step in your professional journey.  These Awareness Session are an opportunity for educators to virtually connect and discuss the process of becoming a National Board Certified Teacher. An overview of components of process, resources, and time for

Q &A will be provided.

Interest Sessions Sponsored by Greater Rochester NBC Virtual or in-person at Nazareth College 

Thursday, March 9th, 4:30-6:oo p.m. 

Thursday April 20th, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 4th, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

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Sponsor: NBCNY

Date: May 10, 2023

Time: 3:30-4:30pm 
Cost: Free
NBCT Facilitator: Annette Romano

​1 CLTE hr Certificate provided

Register here 

Writing Institutes

Regional Writing Institutes for National Board Certification (NBC) are a multi-district collaboration of teachers and facilitators from various certificate areas who are engaged in peer review, video analysis, and collaboration to enhance teacher effectiveness using the NBPTS' standards. They provide teachers who are pursuing National Board Certification an opportunity for in-depth support. These institutes are intended for current and advanced, (retake) candidates or NBCTs pursuing Maintenance of Certification. They are sponsored NYS Teacher Centers and NYSUT and are offered at no cost.  FREE!!

Lower Hudson Teacher Center Network 


March 25th  9am-4pm and March 26th 9am to 12

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Regional Writing Institute Spring 23 w/ Greater Capital Region Teacher Center

Dates:  March 2, 14, 30,

Time:  4:30-7:30

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Greater Rochester  NBC Writing Institute- --IN PERSON

Date: Feb 4, 2023  9am-4pm

Location: Nazareth College Golisano Bldg 


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Southern Tier Teacher Center Network Writing Institutes


Catskill Teacher Center In Person or Virtual

Dates: March 4th and April 22nd  9-4 pm 

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Long Island Writing Institutes

Dates: March 3 & 4, 2023  9am-4pm

Location: NYSUT Suffolk Regional Office 

100 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway, Suite 320


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NYC UFT Teacher Center Virtual NBC Writing Institute

Dates: March 25th and May 6th 10am-2pm 

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For additional information contact:

Nick Norman at or Dorothea Krumme at

Far West Teacher Center Region Writing Institutes


Date: March 25th  9am-3pm

Location:  KenTon Staff Development Center, 155 Delaware Road Kenmore NY 14217


VIRTUAL session:

Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 9:00 am

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NBC Cohorts

Educators will unite and focus on their selected component(s) for their National Board certificate area.  Teachers will strengthen their professional practice through further development as descriptive, analytical, and reflective thinking as they demonstrate their decisions making and student learning. 

NBCNY Sponsored Cohort

Location:  Van Antwerp Middle School, Niskayuna and Virtual

Dates:  12/14, 1/11, 2/8, 3/15, 4/5

Time: 3:30-4:45
Cost: $125.00
NBCT Facilitators: Annette Romano and other NBCTs
​15 CLTE hrs provided

Register here 

TST BOCES Cohort Information

Mid Hudson Teacher Center
National Board Virtual Professional Support Program

Starting Dec. 3rd

Registration Information

Peconic Teacher Center -Long Island

Registration Information

UFT National Board candidate support network in NYC

 Virtually on Wednesday from 4:30 to 6:30 pm.  

 Here is the link:

Registration Link for National Board Candidate Support Cohort

Catskill Teacher Center NBC Cohort

Oneonta, NY 

Face to face and virtual support.

Email Aaron to register 

Informational Flyer

Far West NB Candidate Support Cohort

Sponsored by the Far West Teacher Centers

Hybrid on-line and in person at Ken Ton Staff Development Center

Flyer for more information

Virtual Professional Learning Facilitator Training

These live virtual sessions provide helpful knowledge and skills to those seeking to guide and support educators’ professional learning and pursuing the National Board Certification process. The sessions are interactive and outside reading is required. All materials will be provided electronically.

A Focus on Component Review- Virtual This live virtual session will provide helpful knowledge and skills to those seeking to provide feedback to candidates pursuing the NBC process. All materials will be provided electronically.

NBCT Facilitators: Sarah Duke and Annette Romano

Date: February 16, 2023 Time: 7-8:30 pm

Fee: $25 1.5 CTLE hrs.

Register Here


Starting a NBC Cohort:  Learn helpful steps to start a NBC Cohort in your school, district or area.

NBCT Facilitators: Sarah Duke and Annette Romano

Date: April 4, 2023 Time: 7-8:30 pm

Fee: $25 1.5 CTLE hrs.

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Virtual NBCT Maintenance of Certification Cohort

This cohort will provide sustained and collaborative support to NBCTs pursuing their NBPTS Maintenance of Certification. Under the guidance of the facilitator, this program provides time and expertise in understanding the component directions, peer review, and collegial support. This group will meet monthly throughout the school year with work between sessions.  Maintaining your certification allows you to maintain your title as a National Board Certified Teacher and will stay with you if you retire, leave the classroom, or change careers. The MOC process allows you to reflect on how your teaching practice continues to support student learning.  

Sponsored by Greater Capital Region Teacher Center

Cost:  Free 

NBCT Facilitators:  Geoffrey Bizan, Jennifer Toohey

Dates:   1/11, 2/8, 3/15, 4/26

Time:  4-7 pm

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The Creative Process:  
From Idea to Publication 

  • Discover how the National Board Certification process can give you the confidence to take on new challenges.

  • Learn and be inspired by Mona Voelkel's picture book journey from idea to publication.

  • Participants will have the opportunity to share their creative dreams and ask questions.

Sponsored by NBCNY

Cost:  Free 

NBCT Facilitators: Author: Mona Voelkel

Dates:  March 16, 2023

Time:  7-8 pm

Flier with more information 

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Strong Support Keeps Us Moving Forward! 

Our National Board Certification programs are continuing because of their strong support from our Professional Learning Facilitators  as well as the support of NYS Teacher Centers, NBPTS, NYSED, BOCES, local school districts and dedicated NBCTs.

The National Board Certification process has changed to be more flexible. Now there are only 4 components and you have up to 3 years to submit. We will be hosting Regional Awareness Sessions to update NBCTs, teachers, administrators and union leaders about these changes.


Most candidates participate in a NBC Support Group or Cohort.  Cohorts are group of candidates pursuing board certification who are guided by a facilitator.  Facilitators have extensive training to provide ethical support. 

Check your Regional Page for a cohort near you!

Send check or PO to:

National Board Council of New York (NBCNY)

PO Box 2431

Malta, NY 12020


NBCNY is a register 501c3 and Non-Profit Organization

NBCNY is an approved NYSED CTLE sponsor.

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