National Board Certification Seminars

Jump Start to National Board Certification 

Live and online format. Pick the session that works for you.

Jump Start Foundations gets you started on Nations board work you can do this summer. You only need to participate in this session once. It is the pre-requisite to more intensive Jump Start seminars. Foundations is geared for teachers pursuing National Board Certification, designed by trainers who have worked with thousands of candidates.

Jefferson City (Sept. 15-16, 2018)
Members $15 per day, Non-Members $150 per day 
Component 2 and 3 - Sept. 15, 2018 (10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.) Register now >>
Component 4 and Foundations II - Sept. 16, 2018 (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.) Register now >>

This workshop is for candidates who plan to begin any components of National Board Certification in the 2018-2019 school year. Find out more at 

Questions? Contact Ann Jarrett ( or Becky Dodds ( at 573-644-9606.

Descriptions of each Jump Start session:

Foundations - Body of Knowledge:
Delve into the National Board's essential ideas about what teachers should know and be able to do: Five Core Propositions, Architecture of Accomplished Teaching and National Board Content area standards, and connect these ideas to your teaching practice. All first-time Jump Start attendees must attend Foundations.  

Component 1- Content Knowledge:
Learn what is expected for this component and strategies to identify possible assessment center exercise items. Begin to determine your content knowledge strengths and gaps, identify resources and develop a study plan.

Component 2 - Differentiation in Instruction:
Determine what is expected for this component using National Board content area component directions, standards and scoring rubrics and identify resources for developing written commentary.

Component 3 - Teaching Practice and Learning Environment:
This academy introduces candidates to the three focus areas of Component 3: learning environment, student engagement, and sequence of instruction. Candidates will chart the requirements of Component 3, learn how to navigate the component directions, and discuss ways to capture accomplished practice in video evidence.

Component 4 - Effective and Reflective Practitioner:
Dig into component directions, standards, and scoring rubrics to understand what candidates must do in this component. Learn resources for gaining data and assessment literacy skills.

 Foundations in Practice for Component 2, 3 and 4:
Collaborate with other candidates to co-construct a menu of effective strategies for differentiation and student work analysis, for data analysis and assessment, for dynamic engagement, for developing and for instructional practices to support your development of Components 2, 3 and 4.

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