National Board Certification Support

Welcome to NCAE National Board Certification Support Information Central! 

Interested in pursuing National Board Certification, but not sure what it’s all about?  Already a candidate, and wondering what support is available?  NCAE is here to help!  Check out all of the support sessions workshops available to support you!

 

About National Board Certification 3.0

Need more information?  Please visit www.boardcertifiedteachers.org.  You can also find the NEA-AFT Candidate Support Guide at

Support Available for National Board Certification Candidates

Are you a first-time candidate in 2015-16?

If you are pursuing National Board Certification for the first time in 2015-16, please be aware that you will be under the new National Board Certification (3.0) process.  Because of the changes in the process, NCAE has designed support and awareness sessions just for you!

Introduction to National Board Certification

October 24, 2015 (Clemmons, Elon, Warrenton, Jacksonville, Lumberton)

November 21, 2015 (Morganton, Charlotte, Salisbury, Smithfield, Rocky Mount)

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This session is designed specifically for candidates who are pursuing the process in 2015-16.  Details about NBC 3.0, as well as a deep dive into the Five Core Propositions (upon which all National Board Certification standards and instructions are based), as well as NBPTS standards and teacher leadership will be covered during this engaging and interactive session, led by NCAE-certified National Board Certified Teachers.  Lunch and materials are provided.

 

Individual Component Workshops

Component Two

October 10 (North Wilkesboro, Raleigh)

December 5 (Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Raleigh)

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This session is designed for candidates who have begun their process and are working on Component Two.  During this session, candidates will gain a better understanding of Component Two, as well as support in their writing techniques (particularly reflective writing).  This interactive session will allow participants the opportunity to get started on their Component Two efforts with the tools they need, led by NCAE-certified National Board Certified Teachers.  Lunch and materials are provided.

 

Component Three

January 9 (Salisbury, Raleigh, Jacksonville)

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This session is designed for candidates who have begun their process and are working on Component Three.  During this session, led by NCAE-certified National Board Certified Teachers, candidates will gain an understanding of the newly-released Component Three, as well as connect support around creating the videos needed for the component.  Lunch and materials are provided.

NBC Boot Camp

February 4-6, 2016 (NCAE Center, Raleigh)

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This two-day, residential support opportunity provides participants with a relaxing dinner on Thursday, February 5, preparing for two days of intense work around your National Board Certification process.  Friday, February 6 will offer candidates mini-sessions on multiple topics related to pursuing your certification, as well as time to work in a quiet space, and time to work with trained Candidate Support Coaches.  Light breakfast, as well as lunch, are provided on both days.

Coaching & Reading Day – March 5, 2016 (Asheville, Raleigh and Greenville)

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This one-day session offers candidates the opportunity to connect with NBCTs for coaching connected to their writing as part of their National Board Certification components.  NCAE-certified NBCTs will guide candidates through the process of searching for evidence in their own writing, and connect their work to the NBPTS rubrics for evidence-based writing.  Lunch and materials provided.

Spring Seminar I – April 16, 2016 (Asheville, Winston-Salem, Raleigh, Greenville) –

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This one-day session will provide candidates the opportunity to work with coaches and review their written products to ensure that all questions and prompts have been answered through guided reading sessions.  Time to work on those products is also a part of the agenda.  Lunch is provided for participants.

 Spring Seminar II – May 14, 2016 (Asheville, Raleigh, Greenville)

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Unsure of what to do to prepare for Component 1?  This session will be geared to anyone preparing for an assessment center-type setting, but will differentiate for those candidates under 2.0 and 3.0, so that you receive the right support and coaching for your candidacy.  Light breakfast, as well as lunch, are provided.

Were you a first-time candidate in 2013-14?

NBC Boot Camp

February 4-6, 2016 (NCAE Center, Raleigh)

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This two-day, residential support opportunity provides participants with a relaxing dinner on Thursday, February 5, preparing for two days of intense work around your National Board Certification process.  Friday, February 6 will offer candidates mini-sessions on multiple topics related to pursuing your certification, as well as time to work in a quiet space, and time to work with trained Candidate Support Coaches.  Light breakfast, as well as lunch, are provided on both days.

Coaching & Reading Day – March 5, 2016 (Asheville, Raleigh and Greenville)

Agenda Register

This one-day session offers candidates the opportunity to connect with NBCTs for coaching connected to their writing as part of their National Board Certification components.  NCAE-certified NBCTs will guide candidates through the process of searching for evidence in their own writing, and connect their work to the NBPTS rubrics for evidence-based writing.  Lunch and materials provided.

Spring Seminar I – April 16, 2016 (Asheville, Winston-Salem, Raleigh, Greenville) –

Agenda Register

This one-day session will provide candidates the opportunity to work with coaches and review their written products to ensure that all questions and prompts have been answered through guided reading sessions.  Time to work on those products is also a part of the agenda.  Lunch is provided for participants.

 Spring Seminar II – May 14, 2016 (Asheville, Raleigh, Greenville)

Agenda Register

Unsure of what to do to prepare for Component 1?  This session will be geared to anyone preparing for an assessment center-type setting, but will differentiate for those candidates under 2.0 and 3.0, so that you receive the right support and coaching for your candidacy.  Light breakfast, as well as lunch, are provided.

Are you a National Board Certified Teacher, and are preparing to pursue renewal?

Introduction to National Board Certification Renewal

October 10 (Raleigh, North Wilkesboro)

December 5 (Charlotte, Winston-Salem)

January 9 (Raleigh, Salisbury)

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Wondering how you’re supposed to go about renewing your National Board Certification?  Unclear about the process, and how any changes affect you?  Want to be sure you’re on the right track?  Then this session is for you!  Hosted on three dates in locations across the state, this session provides an overview of the process, reconnects NBCTs to their standards, and gives NBCTs the opportunity to get started on their journey to renewal!  Lunch and materials are provided.

NBC Boot Camp

February 4-6, 2016 (NCAE Center, Raleigh)

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This two-day, residential support opportunity provides participants with a relaxing dinner on Thursday, February 4, preparing for two days of intense work around your National Board Certification Renewal process.  Friday, February 5 will offer candidates the opportunity to work with Renewed NBCTs, and begin working on your Profile of Professional Growth. You will have Candidate Support Coaches to work with throughout the two days, as well as space to work on your own.  Light breakfast, as well as lunch, are provided on both days.

Coaching & Reading Day – March 5, 2016 (Asheville, Raleigh and Greenville)

Agenda Register

This one-day session offers candidates the opportunity to connect with NBCTs for coaching connected to their writing as part of their National Board Certification components.  NCAE-certified NBCTs will guide candidates through the process of searching for evidence in their own writing, and connect their work to the NBPTS rubrics for evidence-based writing.  Lunch and materials provided.