We have a range of resources available to National Board Candidate Support Program Leaders and Professional Learning Facilitators. Whether you are considering starting a cohort program or have led and supported National Board candidates previously, we hope you’ll find these resources helpful. Tell us more about yourself to receive National Board information and updates on candidate support facilitation resources.
Candidate Support Community Collaboration
Join us for a time dedicated to collaboration for Candidate Support Program Leaders and Professional Learning Facilitators to both learn and share strategies, tips, and tools to strengthen facilitation and support for educators on their Board certification journey.
Candidate Support Program and Facilitation Tools
Cohort Planning Toolkit
The Cohort Planning Toolkit is for anyone interested in designing a cohort program to help educators pursuing National Board certification. These ready-made resources are not intended to be prescriptive, but rather to give leaders a starting place for designing a program and adapting for local needs.
Building A Virtual Candidate Support Course
If you are a Candidate Support Program Leader looking to build or adapt candidate support programs for a virtual context, NBCTs have developed several free online courses to help. Access the course and related materials here.
Virtual Courses to Prepare Professional Learning Facilitators
If you are an NBCT or teacher leader interested in becoming a Professional Learning Facilitator, or a Candidate Support Program Leader interested in training Professional Learning Facilitators, you can access these free resources.
Introduction to National Board Certification (Facilitators): This course is a collection of resources and guided learning activities for individuals or groups interested in supporting educators pursuing Board certification and need a deeper dive into the standards and certification process. Register here.
Professional Learning Facilitator Training: This course is a collection of resources and guided learning activities for individuals or groups interested in supporting educators pursuing Board certification. To access this course, please register here.
Support Resources Available to Candidates
Support for Candidates offers educators pursuing National Board certification and Maintenance of Certification a list of curated resources to support their candidate journey.
National Board Certification: For educators pursuing National Board certification, you’ll find Component Planning Guides, ATLAS4Candidates, state and local contacts for support, free access to the self-paced Canvas Courses produced by the National Board Resource Center (NBRC) at Stanford University and more.
Maintenance of Certification: NBCTs pursuing Maintenance of Certification have access to a range of resources to support their reflection on their Professional Growth Experiences, including free access to a self-paced Canvas Course developed by a team of NBCTs, graphic organizers and calendar for determining eligibility.
Learn more about the three self-guided and unfacilitated virtual courses for candidates.
Additional Facilitation Resources & Materials
- Advocacy for Board Certification
- Building Awareness for Board Certification
- Serve the Work: Become a Professional Learning Facilitator
- Access ATLAS and ATLAS4Candidates
- Policy Guidelines for Ethical Candidate Support
- Core Connections Webinars
- COVID Allowances for Candidates
- Maintenance of Certification
- National Board Professional Learning Canvas Courses
- Third-party Payer Guide
- Third-party Payer FAQ
- What Teachers Should Know And Be Able To Do (English & Spanish)
- What Teachers Should Know Facilitation Guide