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Resources for Educators During School Closures

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.

Accomplished California Educators: Leading the Way Conference

Calling all California NBCTs and Candidates! Join our statewide conference this July 25 and 26th at Stanford University. The theme of the conference is NBCTs Leading the Way and we will network, collaborate, and form the Accomplished California Educators, which will  advocate for accomplished teaching throughout California. Register soon as space is limited.

What is National Board Certification?

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. 

Introductory Seminar Information

Join us to learn about the National Board certification process! We are offering two sessions in Spring, 2020: Saturdays, April 4 and June 6 from 9:30-11:00. Both sessions will be online unless access changes. We will keep you informed as the date approaches.

Online Candidate Support

Wish you could join a cohort of accomplished teachers pursuing National Board certification? Live too far away to join one? The NBCR offers facilitated candidate support online. 

Candidate Support Program 2019-2020

Join us on an amazing professional learning journey! Look over our Foundations course or join our candidate support. We offer two kinds: 

  1. Face-to-face attending sessions at Stanford;
  2. Online attending sessions remotely (see Online Candidate Support)

Instructional Leadership Corps

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.

Renewal Support

Advance your professional growth by renewing your National Board certificate.  Join us to learn about this reflective process.

National Board Support in California


The National Board Resource Center acts as one of the coordinators of  National Board certification efforts in California. Click to meet our new California National Board ambassadors, find a network near you, and find out about candidate support opportunities in your area of California. 

Resources for National Board Candidates and Educators: Understanding Accomplished Teaching

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.