Vermont-NEA is the Candidate Support Provider for National Board Certification. We have 85 or so current National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) in the classroom, but 141 teachers have achieved National Board Certification. Some NBCTs have retired and some are in other education positions. National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) has been certifying teachers since the early 90s against rigorous standards. Although this is a voluntary certification, it is a natural continuum of our profession. Accomplished professional teachers, as evidenced by National Board Certification, is a growing voice of our profession.
NBPTS has a website for board certified teachers and those wishing to become board certified.
Click here for the Guide to National Board Certification.
For other National Board Resources go to www.boardcertifiedteachers.org/resources.
Interested in National Board Certification? Vermont-NEA held an introductory webinar on 5/29. Interested folks can watch the webinar here. Please feel free to contact Juliette Longchamp at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-224-2421 with any questions, or if you would like a cohort in your school/district/area. As NBCTs in Vermont attest, "National Board Certification was one of the best professional learning experiences in my career and opened up teacher leadership opportunities."
Interested in starting the journey? We will have cohorts in the following schools. If there is not a sight near you, contact Juliette Longchamp to see if she can organize a cohort, or register for the online cohort.
Online Registration here.
Paper registration with cohort dates:
Thatcher Brook School, Waterbury - Nancy Daigle, NBCT Facilitator
Williston Central School, Williston - Deb Thompson-Taylor, NBCT Facilitator
Main Street Middle School, Montpelier - Eli Rosenberg, NBCT Facilitator
St. Albans Elementary, St. Albans -Deb Thompson-Taylor, NBCT Facilitator
Charlotte Elementary, Charlotte - Kelly Bouteiller, Facilitator
Blue Mountain School, Wells River - Melanie Gonyaw, NBCT (2002-2012), Facilitator
Mt. Anthony, Bennington - Kris Hansen, NBCT Facilitator
North Country School District, Newport - Juliette Longchamp, Ed.D., NBCT, Facilitator
Brattleboro High School, Brattleboro - Katie Westby, Facilitator
Online - Juliette Longchamp Ed.D., NBCT Facilitator
Hazen Union, Hardwick - Kelly Robinson, NBCT Facilitator
Vermont-NEA has developed a class for NBCTs up for renewal. This year, participants up for renewal are those who certificates expires in 2019 or 2020. Through review of the Five Core Propositions, Standards for Teaching, three types of writing, theories of leadership, and best practices within content areas, NBCTs create their Profile of Professional Growth and submit it to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and achieve renewal of their National Board Certification. If you are up for renewal and would like to participate in a renewal course, please download and send in the registration form found here.
For NBPTS resources including videos, handouts, and other important information can be found here. Below, you will find an informational Prezi and short videos.
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