As the end of the year is upon us, the Long Beach Teacher Center is excited to announce that it will be hosting a kickoff in late August to create a cohort of students to obtain National Board Certification. At this meeting we will be registering for the program and reviewing the steps necessary to successfully complete the process. As a reminder, the district and LBCTA negotiated a MOU that will provide participants with 45 hours credit as each of the four components is completed. Each of these classes can also be used in place of a graduate class in terms of advancement on the salary scale.
At this time we are still securing a date and time at this time that works for all parties involved. I will let everyone know the secured date as soon as I have it.
Below are notes taken at the last open house as well as a link to the presentation. If you have any questions please let me know and I will get back to you ASAP.
National Board certification notes.
- Pay $75 plus $425.00 for first class. You then apply for the Al Shanker Grant. This grant will cover all the rest of the classes. When you are totally finished then you get the initial $425
- Boardcertifiedteachers.org has all the information about what you can achieve.
- There are four components. You will work with a coach at your own pace to reach these four milestones. You have three years to complete the entire process.
- Component 1: subject knowledge and pedagogy. 3 30 minute constructed response exercises. 60 min for the selected responses (MC) section. You take this in April
- Component 2: Differentiation in instruction. Comprised of written commentary and demonstration of student growth over time. Requires analysis and reflection about instructional choice and student work.
- Component 3: Teaching practice and learning environment. Comprised of video and written commentary. Requires analysis and reflection about instructional choices and video selection.
- Component 4: Effective and reflective practitioner. Comprised of written commentary and demonstration of information of variety of sources. Use assessments to effectively plan. Collaboration and contribution to learning communities to advance children’s learning and growth.