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Accomplished California Educators: Leading the Way Conference

Calling all California NBCTs, ILC members, and other accomplished educators! Join our virtual conference this July 17. The theme of the conference is to organize and collaborate on how we can best address the needs in education in California. We will network, collaborate, and form the Accomplished California Educators, which will  advocate for accomplished teaching throughout California. Norma Sanchez from CTA will launch the conference and Peggy brookins from National Board will close it.

Statement and Resources on Equity and Social Justice

There are many resources for educators that can help them become an AntiRacist teacher. The NBRC has compiled a list.

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.

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. 

Professional Learning Facilitator Training

Join us to become a trained National Board Professional Learning facilitator! Our training is June 18-20, 2020. This year, our course will only be available online.

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. 

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. 

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.

Candidate Support Program 2019-20 and 2020-21

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)