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Why do I Still Choose to Teach?

By: Noraa Ransey, NBCT My why is simple: the kids of Kentucky deserve a voice! “A child’s life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark.” This Chinese proverb was most apparent during the pandemic. We became all hands on deck, and every stakeholder stepped up to do what it…

Paying for Certification

Paying for Certification Certification Cost   We know that educators may have questions about paying for their certification. This page includes funding resources and payment plan options. The National Board assessment is grouped into four components. With each of the four components costing $475, the total certification cost is $1,900. Candidates can pay for and…

Why Diversity Matters for Teachers and Students

By: Grand Pacheco, NBCT Diversity in the classroom is essential because it elevates teaching practices and students’ experiences to more meaningful teaching and learning. When I serve a community of learners from different backgrounds, I become more reflective on improving my pedagogical practices to ensure all my students feel welcomed, respected, and valued while meeting…

Core Connections/NAME

Community and Connection: Building Collegiality and Relationships Through National Networks Using Social Media to Increase Language Acquisition in English Learners Social Emotional Learning in Today’s Classrooms Diversity , Equity, & Access in the K-12 Classroom: Diverse Educator Perspectives  

Webinars in Spanish

Conoce más a fondo los cuatro componentes dentro del proceso de certificación para la Junta Nacional Comenzando en su viaje de la Junta Nacional

National Board Candidate Webinars

Introduction to National Board Certification Dive into Component 2 Dive into Component 3 Dive into Component 4 Architect of Accomplished Teaching, 5 Core Props, & Standards in Your National Board Process Understanding your Score and Feedback statements Writing and Reflecting

Maintenance of Certification Webinars

Introduction to Maintenance of Certification Maintenance of Certification Office Hours Maintenance of Certification Growth Opportunities Maintenance of Certification Office Hours (3/8)  

Resources for School Year 2022-23

Below you will find our resource pages for many of our webinars. You will find slides, recordings, and note catchers for each webinar.  Introduction to National Board  Planning Your National Board Journey Architecture of Accomplished Teacher, The 5 Core Propositions, and the National Board Standards Component 1 Component 2 Component 3 Component 4 Equity in…

I Believe in Water

By: Jonathon Medeiros, NBCT I believe in water. I believe in surfing the wave I am on, not the wave I wish I were on. I believe in building, learning by trying, and in observing my failures. I believe in being curious, celebrating with purpose, building empathy, in questioning. Everything about learning in my classes…

National Board Announces More Than 2,800 Teachers Earn National Board Certification

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards announced today that 2,814 teachers became National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) and 8,064 teachers maintained their certification in the 2021-2022 school year. There are now a total of 133,444 teachers who have achieved National Board Certification to teach at the highest standards in the profession and impact culture…