National Board Certification Seminars

Preparing for Component 4

Effective and Reflective Practitioner

Live online session, 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 6, 2017

Join MNEA for this interactive session covering Component 4 of the National Board Certification process - Effective and Reflective Practitioner. We'll take a deep look at the requirements and discuss ways to provide evidence of your impact on student learning through your assessment practices and professional development choices. This session is for candidates who will submit Component 4 this school year. This session may extend past 8 p.m. if needed to cover all questions. 

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Jump Start to National Board Certification 
July 17-20, 2017

Jump Start is an intensive summer seminar geared for teachers pursuing National Board Certification, designed by trainers who have worked with thousands of candidates.

This workshop is for candidates who plan to submit any components of National Board Certification in the 2017-2018 school year. Find out more at

Day 1 - Foundations of National Board Certification 

Day 2 - Components 1 and 2

Day 3 - Components 3 and 4

Participants choose which days to attend depending on where they are in the certification process. First-time participants must attend Day 1. Space is limited.

Check back in spring 2017 for more information or contact Ann Jarrett ( or Becky Dodds ( at 573-644-9606.

Exploring National Board Certification

Teachers declare National Board Certification to be the best opportunity for professional growth they ever experience. Many districts offer stipends for those who achieve National Board Certification. The process requires intense analysis and self-reflection. The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards modified the process so that teachers, counselors and librarians have up to three years to complete the components. Candidates can now pay for each individual component and the price has been reduced.  Attendees learn about the process, eligibility, cost and time considerations, and how to apply National Board Standards to their work.  Attend this session to experience thinking like a candidate.
Current National Board Certified Teachers are invited to attend to learn about changes in the certification process and how they can become involved in supporting candidates. 
$10 for Missouri NEA members, $60 for non-members.
6 to 8 p.m. Light supper served.

Dates and Locations: 

Thursday, Feb. 23 - Springfield MNEA office Register 
Monday, Feb. 27 - St. Charles MNEA office Register 
Tuesday, Feb. 28 - St. Louis MNEA office Register 
Wednesday, March 15 - Columbia Register 
Tuesday, March 28 - Washington Register
Tuesday, April 11 - Kansas City MNEA office Register 

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

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