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On 2/3/12 we met to talk about how we might use the National Board process to help move teaching forward. What do you recall most strongly of our work together that day?  Let us know in a quick…Continue

Started by Stacy. Last reply by Catharyn Kruse Schroeder NBCT Feb 19, 2012.

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Comment by Stacy on March 24, 2014 at 2:21pm

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Comment by Stacy on September 6, 2013 at 12:37pm

Heads Up!  New changes to the National Board Process. Read more here

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Comment by Katy Hickman on September 26, 2012 at 10:21pm

This is a mighty cool rubric site, fyi. http://rubistar.4teachers.org/

Comment by Catharyn Kruse Schroeder NBCT on September 18, 2012 at 12:07am

Anybody have resources for creating rubrics to help readers? Should I have teachers create their own rubrics?  

Comment by Catharyn Kruse Schroeder NBCT on September 18, 2012 at 12:05am

One of the things our SJUSD cohort did this week was to collaborate on creating personal timelines, so that our timelines had a measure of articulation and therefore accountability.  We all agreed on our drop dead dates, the payment schedule, the calling for assessment center, etc. Then we tracked by month the entries, and then we broke down how many hours per month the group was willing to put in to their entries.  Finally, we made specific agreements for the next meeting.  Does that help? 

Comment by Jeanne H. Contreras on September 17, 2012 at 2:31pm
We would like to keep an agenda going for our support group. Comments? Seems entry 4 keeps us consumed with each other...where do we move on from here. We started video taping..perhaps our entries?
Comment by Catharyn Kruse Schroeder NBCT on March 27, 2012 at 7:19pm

Ok Stacy! Help me out here!  My union has agreed to help me hold an informational forum for teachers interested in National Boards  in May. Yay!  I have invited two possible support systems and also our district's NBCT's to come and speak, so potential candidates have places and faces to connect with.  I am crafting the agenda to talk about Take One and National Boards.  Can you think of anything I should plan for? At the CTA forum, there was a list of 5 NB cohorts and supports for the state. Can yo u share that list with me again?


Comment by David B. Cohen on March 21, 2012 at 3:55pm

I was there with Cate (and Sarah) at Stanford yesterday, and though the crowd was a bit smaller than I'd hoped for, I'd agree that it was an inspiring evening.  Let's stop and think about it for a moment... what do you suppose would be the reaction if I told a school board or union president or principal that I had a research-backed professional development strategy that would

  • raise the standards for excellent teaching
  • inspire teachers to take on extra, challenging work
  • help teachers work more collaboratively
  • produce meaningful results in schools (and no, I don't mean raising test scores, though that might happen too)

Who wouldn't sign on for that idea?  Everything else can be worked out, but we MUST work to build a consensus around this approach.  Not that everyone must do this as a mandated approach, but that National Board should be THE standard when we talk about quality teaching.  

I think partnerships are key.  Organizational collaboration can be a win-win situation for districts, local and state unions, teachers, universities, and the National Board.

Comment by Catharyn Kruse Schroeder NBCT on March 20, 2012 at 11:35pm

Three NBCT's who went to the CTA forum in February also attended the screening of "The Mitchell 20" at Stanford today! we walked away inspired! 

Comment by Trina Brown on February 3, 2012 at 3:39pm


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