National Board Certification Assistance

Teachers report obtaining National Board Certification is one of the most rewarding experiences in their careers. It is a journey filled with self-exploration and examining practices that leads to more success as an educator. Many Missouri school districts recognize National Board Certification with stipends or movement on the salary schedule. 

 

Exploring National Board Certification


Dates: Jan. 24 and April 25, 2022
Cost: Free to both MNEA members and non-members

For educators who want information about the National Board Certification process and benefits. Experience thinking like a candidate and evaluate if the timing is right for you to begin the process in the 2021-2022 school year. 

 

 

NBC Candidate Boost Days


Dates
Sat., Nov. 13, 2021     Register Now >
Sat., Feb. 26, 2022
Sat., April 9, 2022

Cost: Free to both MNEA members and non-members

These workdays are for all National Board Certification first-time candidates, advanced candidates, and renewal candidates submitting one or more components during the 2021-2022 school year. The MNEA NBCT Network provides this free opportunity for candidates. Current NBCTs are invited to register to mentor candidates and assist with logistics.

Bring your component work and questions for this workday. Please bring your standards, portfolio instructions, and laptop computer with you. If you are working on Component 3, you can bring the video you are considering for submission. We will also discuss preparing for Component 1.

Get your questions answered, discuss COVID-19 adjustments, and reserve most of the day for personal component work and feedback on one component. As you register, ask questions you want to be addressed during the online session. 

 

National Board Jump Start 


MNEA National Board Jump Start is a comprehensive seminar designed to provide National Board candidates important information about the certification process, time to examine component and Assessment Center requirements, the opportunity to plan how to meet requirements, and time to collaborate, gather resources and information needed to pursue certification — all in a supportive, constructive, and collegial environment.

This workshop is for first-time, returning, and advanced candidates who plan to submit any components of National Board Certification in the 2022-2023 school year. Find out more about National Board Certification at www.nbpts.org.

First-time National Board Jump Start participants must attend Foundations I. If you are just starting the National Board process, we recommend you attend all sessions this year. 

Returning participants choose which days to attend, depending on where they are in the certification process. Scroll down this page to read descriptions of each session. 

Some districts use Title II, Professional Development Committee, or other district funds to pay for National Board Jump Start registration. 

Questions? Contact Ann Jarrett (ann.jarrett@mnea.org) or Laurie Bernskoetter (laurie.bernskoetter@mnea.org, (573) 644-9623).

2022 Jump Start Information 

Dates: July 18-20, 2022
Watch for registration next spring. 

 

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.