The Wyoming National Board Certification Initiative would like to invite you to a meeting to obtain information about what it takes to become a National Board Certified Teacher.

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards® (NBPTS) certifies accomplished teachers who meet high and rigorous standards for what teachers should know and be able to do.

To find out more about the National Certification process and the assistance available, please attend the following meeting scheduled in your area.  This meeting will be facilitated by Mary Garland and Tiffany White who represent the Wyoming National Board Certification Initiative, funded by the John P. Ellbogen Foundation and the Wyoming State Legislature.

 

Date: October 8, 2015

Location: District Administration Building   

Time: 4:00 p.m

To register: Go to www.wnbci.org (Workshops) for details and to register for upcoming workshops.

   

For additional information, please visit the National Board website at http://www.boardcertifiedteachers.org

National Board Certification is an assessment that is an unparalleled professional learning experience. The framework for all National Board Standards are based on the following principles that outline what students need and parents want for their children:

Teachers who genuinely care about their students, and are committed to their growth, learning and well-being.

  • Teachers with deep content knowledge, subject matter experts with a passion for teaching those disciplines effectively as well as creatively.
  • Teachers with full "tool bags"-the multiple skills, strategies and resources to deal with the demands of delivering instructions, encouragement, assessment and consistent follow-through to classrooms filled with increasingly diverse learners.
  • Teachers who have developed the habit of reflection, who use today's successes and glitches to build better lessons for tomorrow. Teachers who approach teaching as a true profession, building communities to increase student learning, share and improve teaching practice, and contribute to the professional knowledge base.

Becoming a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT)® is difficult work; it involves risk and a great deal of intensive effort. But, it is on the cutting edge of a realistic movement to restructure the profession of teaching.

 

Sincerely,

Tiffany D. White

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