Help the Teaching Profession June 3, 2014Posted by Frances Reeve in Check this out!.
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The National Board is recruiting teachers as well as undergraduate and graduate students seeking a teaching license to volunteer to participate in field tests of the revised National Board Certification process. This is a great opportunity to help elevate the teaching profession and experience a sample of the process that thousands of teachers have called transformative.
National Board Certification is the professionâ€™s highest mark of accomplished teaching â€“ it is performance-based and peer-reviewed. The revisions are aimed at making the certification process more flexible, affordable and efficient so that many more teachers and students can benefit. National Board Certified Teachers as well as teachers who have not yet achieved certification are invited to apply for the field tests.
And now the National Board is offering some great incentives for participation. You can receive up to $50 in gift cards for either Amazon.com or Powell’s Books and/or up to two Continuing Education Units (CEUs). All participants will receive a letter of commendation from the National Board.
If you are not currently Board certified, participating in a field test will provide an inside look into the process â€“ at no cost to you. If you are already Board certified, you can participate in one or more field tests to have first-hand experience with the revisions. Participation in a field test also provides a professional learning opportunity which could be used to document how teachers are members of learning communities.
Learn more and apply now on the National Board website.