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Candidate Support Program Online for 2020-21

Join us on an amazing professional learning journey! Our online program brings togehter educators from across the country for whole group and smaller, certificate area sessions. We welcome everyone regardless of certificate area or geography, and no application is required.

Maintenance of Certification Support

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

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

We offer virtual sessions for Professional Learning Facilitators who support National Board candidates. All are welcome- even if you are brand new to the certification process!

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.

Accomplished California Educators: Leading the Way Conference

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.

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.

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.

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. 

Exploring Equity within Accomplished Teaching

Read about how we explored issues of equity and diversity within accomplished teaching. Here's the slideshow from the day!