Explore the What, Why, and How of National Board Certification here. Discover a process that many teachers feel is the most profound professional development of their career.
California NBCTs, ILC members, and other accomplished educators joined our virtual conference on July 17, 2020. The theme of the conference was to organize and collaborate on how we can best address the needs in education in California. We networked, collaborated, and formed the Accomplished California Educators, which will advocate for accomplished teaching throughout California. Norma Sanchez from CTA launched the conference and Peggy Brookins from the National Board gave closing remarks.
There are many great tools and seminars available for educators who find themselves suddenly teaching online because of school closures. This calendar and list of resources is being shared in collaboration with the Instructional Leadersgip Corps and the California Teachers Association.
The Instructional Leadership Corps (ILC) is a collaborative effort between the National Board Resource Center (NBRC) at Stanford, the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE), and the California Teachers Association (CTA). Its focus is building a statewide network of accomplished classroom teachers and other education leaders who support the implementation of schoolwide professional learning around the California Standards in ELA and Mathematics, and the Next Generation Science Standards. Read more to learn about member-created resources available to use and about joining this effort. Watch this video that shares the story of how a professional development model of teachers teaching teachers has taken root in Yuba City, CA. Download our brochure. Read about the policy and research around the ILC from Learning Policy Institute.
The NBRC partnered with the Center at Stanford for Excellence in Teaching (CSET) to offer an exciting new course at the Stanford Teaching Festival this summer. This course enabled teachers to reflect upon and analyze their teaching practice against the National Board standards. As a result of our work, a collection of resources was created. We share them with all teachers to use to develop their practices to higher levels.