As an important partner in elevating the teaching profession, you may be interested to know about how your members can help shape the future of National Board Certification. As you may be aware, the process for achieving certification is being revised. These changes will retain the rigor while making certification accessible to more teachers and incorporating the latest research on best practices in teaching.
To help validate the proposed changes, we must recruit thousands of teachers in most subject and developmental areas across PreK-12 to participate in the field tests. The Content Knowledge field tests are starting on April 20 and run through August 1. We would greatly appreciate your help in ensuring we recruit the required number of teachers for this component in particular. Click here for more information and the link to sign up.
The field tests offer a rare chance for teachers across the country who may be considering certification to experience the revised assessment, which are more flexible, affordable and efficient. In addition, the National Board is pleased to be able to offer three incentives for participation in the Content Knowledge field test:
• The choice of receiving a $25 Gift Card to either Amazon.com or Powell's Books upon successful completion of each online testing appointment.
• Additionally, participants may be eligible to receive up to two Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
• Finally, all participants will receive a letter of commendation from the National Board.
I have attached a recruitment toolkit that includes sample language that you can post on social media, in newsletters or on your website to help promote this important opportunity. Please let me know how if you are willing to help us spread the word and how you plan to share this with your members. If you are not the right person at your organization to coordinate this, let me know whom I should contact.
Thank you in advance for your support. As always, we are always interested in hearing of ways to support your work.
Registration is now open for the 2015-16 cycle. Please feel free to share the good news! New and existing candidates will access the same registration system used last year, accessible from boardcertifiedteachers.org.