In the meantime, check out the newsletter HERE.
We just sent our over 700 NBCT-EDGE Alliance members our Summer 2015 Newsletter. If you didn't get it in your email inbox, check your spam or junk mail folders to make sure it wasn't blocked from your inbox, or make sure we have a correct email address for you by contacting Sean McCarthy. If you're not yet an Alliance member, join today by visiting the Ride the Wave page.
In the meantime, check out the newsletter HERE.
When California teachers come together to learn, share and connect, great things happen for California students. Better Together: California Teachers Summit is July 31! Join free at college and university campuses across the state. National University is hosting its session at the Town and Country Hotel in San Diego. Register HERE and be sure to wear your NBCT pins!
"We love the design of your website."
"But we can't find the links to the seminars."
We had conversations like the above a few too many times with our members, so we knew it was time to move away from form and back toward function with a much needed redesign of our website. So this summer, we revamped and relaunched our site. What do you think? Take a look around and leave a comment telling us what you like and if you think anything needs to be changed. We hope we kept it visually appealing while making it easier to navigate.
We have all been aware for a long time that National Board Certification (NBC) is a powerful way for teachers to strengthen what they know and do toward better serving their students; and wouldn't it be great to have a National Board Certified Teacher in every classroom? However, teachers have a great deal on their plates and have to decide between completing their National Board work, and obtaining their Master's degree.
National University offers teachers a Master's degree with NBC infusion. This online degree option, therefore, is more relevant for teachers due to the NBC component which calls for action research, deep reflection on practice, and measurable and research based approaches to outcomes. The duality of obtaining both a Master's degree and a focus on completing board certification through much of the Master's process makes this a great option for teachers.
What is more is that the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards has revamped the process making it more doable, and more affordable, with a reduced price and redesigned timeline format.
To learn more about this wonderful opportunities to earn accomplish these two powerful things at the same time, consider joining one of our upcoming online information webinars. These webinars can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home or anywhere you can access a high-speed internet connection. Each session lasts less than an hour, and we provide an overview of the National Board process, how our Master of Arts in Teaching with National Board Specialization integrations the certification process, and the various support options offered onsite and online to candidates throughout the country by our Leadership Center. If you are unable to attend a live session, you can access a video archive.
October Cohorts Are Forming Now! Read more about these and other webinar opportunities on our Professional Support Series page, or register for an Information Webinar directly HERE. Information webinars for the October cohort will take place on August 4 and 11, and on September 10 and 15.
If you are interested in developing a cohort and would like for us to hold an on-ground information meeting with teachers at your school or district, we are happy to come to you to present this information in person. Contact Director Ronarae Adams to discuss developing a cohort today!
The National University National Board Leadership Center is excited to share the message below from our friend and colleague, NBPTS Director or Educator Engagement Andrea Hajek, about a special event National University is hosting at its Sanford Center in La Jolla next month:
With the increasing mandates for college- and career-readiness, edTPA™ implementation, and now the growing expectation that Board certification should be the norm for teachers, teacher induction and professional learning programs must assess an array of strategies to effectively support teachers and the profession. ATLAS, a brand new digital resource from the National Board, offers relevant assistance.
ATLAS cases are made up of authentic classroom videos and written reflections of PK-12 teachers who successfully achieved the highest symbol of evidence based excellence in the profession: National Board Certification. Select cases are indexed to common frameworks including National Board, edTPA™, Common Core State Standards, C3, and NGSS, providing an aligned and coherent image of what the standards and frameworks look like in the classrooms of National Board Certified Teachers across most subjects, grades and settings.
I am delighted to invite you to join me for a special preview ofATLAS at National University Sanford Center, La Jolla, CA 92037 on August 5,10 am-3:00 pm. There is no registration or parking fees and National University will provide lunch and materials. I'm especially excited to share examples of how our university and district partners across the country have successfully implemented ATLAS in their courses, including Central Washington University, the University of Washington, Vanderbilt University, Tennessee State University, and the University of Memphis.
Location: National University Sanford Center, 11355 North Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037
Date: Wednesday, August 5
Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
RSVP by July 31: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/introducing-atlas-accomplished-teaching-learning-and-schools-tickets-17832045127
I look forward to meeting you in San Diego! If you are unable to come, but would like to learn more information about ATLAS, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be in touch.
Andrea Hajek, NBCT
Director of Educator Engagement