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Candidate Support Program 2019-20 and 2020-21

Our Program

  • Provides a supportive, collaborative, learning environment
  • Certificate groups are led by National Board Certified Teachers
  • Teachers learn to describe and analyze their practice, which results in deeper understanding and improved teaching
  • Self-pace using our Canvas online learning course.
  • Start now with our Foundations course.

Where and when does the Support Group meet?

The Stanford support group meets on Saturday mornings, usually from 9:30-1:00 in Room 101, CERAS building on the Stanford University campus. You may join either program throughout the Fall, 2020.

Hybrid cohorts: Teachers attending at a distance

There are cohorts in Lodi, Oakland, and Bayside MLK, Marin City in Marin County, and Monterey Peninsula USD. Teachers meet in groups at those locations, attend most Stanford sessions remotely, and only attend a few sessions at Stanford. This enables teachers to collaborate, but not have to drive to Stanford each month. Please contact us for more details. 

Online cohort:

We offer an Online Candidate Support with all the benefits of our Stanford program. Candidates from across the country may enroll, join online through Zoom and meet collaboratviely with our online cohort. Specific content questions will be referred to our Stanford NBCT facilitators. The online cohort will be facilitated by Linda Bauld, NBCT, Director of the NBRC and Bobblie Faulkner, author of What Works!. The online cohort will function as its own independent group separate from the in-person support program.  Register for that here:

Contact Linda at to discuss forming your own cohort or joining our Online Support.

2019-2020 Dates and Topics and Links to our Session Recordings

  • August 24: Overview of NB Process and clarifying questions
  • September 14: Five Core Propositions, Equity, and Your Components-Rotation through two rooms to explore and plan two components
  • October 12: Five Core Propositions, Equity, and Your Components-Rotation through two rooms to explore and plan two components
  • November 9: Certificate group work sessionno large group session
  • December 7: Certificate group work sessionno large group session
  • December 14: Advance Candidate Seminar- Only for candidates who have submitted all four components and did not yet certify.
  • January 11: Scoring and Writing with Evidence-Using NBPTS tools for evaluating evidence in writing
  • February 8: Certificate group work sessionno large group session
  • March 14: Component One: Understanding the assessment and preparing
  • April 18: Certificate group work sessionno large group session
  • May 9: Submission Session and Celebration

2020-2021 Dates (Schedule is still being finalized)

  • August 15, 2020
  • August 29
  • September 12
  • October 17
  • Nov. 14
  • Dec. 12
  • January 9, 2021
  • Feb. 6
  • March 6
  • April 10
  • May 8

Is there a fee for the program?

  • Attending at Stanford: $425 per year
  • Attending Online: $400. This is only available to those outside the San Francisco Bay Area. 

 This cost gains you access to the course and all the candidate support for the entire year. Please register and pay by September.

May I earn university credits for my work?

You may earn up to 10 Stanford continuing education quarter units awarded on the basis of the number of sessions attended and the number of components completed and submitted to the NBPTS. Register here for units.

Register now