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. Meet our California Accomplished Teaching Ambassadors to learn more about local opportunities throughout the state.
Our program starts on August 18, 2018. You can start now with our public Foundations course. We offer three kinds of candidate support:
- Face-to-face attending sessions at Stanford;
- Hybrid model attending a few sessions face-to-face and most sessions remotely;
- Online course in Canvas in which you receive the content and graphic organizers but don't collaborate with us. This is most effective if you already have a support network locally, and you want to use our support materials.
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.
Exploring Teacher Leadership: An Opportunity for Action
Linda Darling-Hammond, Stanford Professor Emeritus and CEO of LPI and Eric Heins, President of CTA gave the opening remarks about the new opportunities and need for teacher leadership within the changing landscape of our California education system. This is a unique and exciting time to be in education in California. You can watch the live stream of the opening remarks from 9:30-10:30 AM. Explore the resources connected with our breakout sessions:
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.
On February 10, 2018, we celebrated our newest NBCTs with a lunch, pinning ceremony, and remarks from distinguished education leaders. You can watch our recording starting at minute 25:00.
NBPTS has announced that scores will be released on December 16, 2017. The Scoring Guide and score calulator is available now. Please make sure you can log into your National Board profile before that day! The NBRC wishes all candidates the best! As you wait for the scores, enjoy candidate and NBCT comments about the process.