National Board Jump Start, Home Stretch & MoC

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The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) has implemented a 5 year “Maintenance of Certification” (MOC). The 5-year MOC replaces the 10 year Renewal option. You can read more about the MOC at the NBPTS website: https://www.nbpts.org/maintenance-of-certification/

Maintaining your National Board Certification is a personal and public statement about your commitment to the profession and to your students. WEA's National Board Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Jump Start is a 1-day training that provides key information to NBCTs planning to undertake the new MOC. This training helps candidates consider their growth and experiences since becoming a NBCT and how to relate this to the MOC requirements.


Online National Board Trainings will be conducted through Zoom. Registrants will receive a follow-up email a few days prior to the training with the Zoom link information. More National Board training information can be found here: https://www.washingtonea.org/pd/certification-licensure/. WEA professional development opportunities are open to WEA members only. If you are a non-member and would like to join, click here to sign up for membership.

Please contact Jim Meadows with any program questions.


National Board Information Session Series

Audience: Certificated Educators

National Board Certification - Overview: Session 1 (2 clock hours)

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 or Monday, November 14, 2022
4:30pm-6:30pm

This introductory session on National Board Certification provides an overview of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), basics of the certification process, and why educators consider board certification.
Register: 10/11/2022; 11/14/2022

National Board Certification - Standards & Process: Session 2 (2 clock hours)

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 or Wednesday, November 30, 2022
4:30pm-6:30pm

This second session on National Board Certification focuses on a deeper exploration of the NBPTS certificate area standards and the four required components. The session also shares basics about candidate support options.
Register: 10/18/2022; 11/30/2022

National Board Certification - Support & Next Steps: Session 3 (2 clock hours)

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 or Monday, December 5, 2022
4:30pm-6:30pm

This third session in the WEA National Board Certification Information Series helps educators decide possible next steps and timelines with the certification process. Educators explore various support options available, and finalize a personal check-list to guide their National Board journey.
Register: 10/25/2022; 12/5/2022


National Board Maintenance of Certificate (MOC)

WEA offers three modules to help you pursue your National Board MOC. Each module offers a different focus to guide you through this process. You may participate in all three modules. You may find that you just need the overview which is offered in Module One. If you plan to engage in all three modules, WEA asks that you take them in sequence so that you are prepared. Each module is interactive with breakout rooms and time for questions. MOC Training is available for all WEA Members.  Course fee is $20 per Module. For a quick overview, watch a short video that describe the WEA MOC Jump Start modules.

If you have questions about registration, please contact Jennifer Wolf. If you have questions about the program and course content, please contact Beth McGibbon or Andrea Gamboa. Other questions, please contact Arlyn Palomo.

Trainers recommend enrolling in Parts 1 and 2 in close proximity to one another to optimize learning connections.

Module 1 (4 clock hours)

Thursday, October 13, 2022
4:00pm - 7:30pm with Q&A from 7:30pm - 8:00pm
~or~
Saturday, October 15, 2022
9:00am - 12:30pm with Q&A from 12:30pm - 1:00pm

Module One provides a big picture approach to MOC. In this training, participants will network with other NBCTs, review the Five Core Propositions, and get an overview of the MOC process. They will also begin to plan their Professional Growth Experiences (PGEs).
Register: 10/13/22; 10/15/22

Module 2 (4 clock hours)

Thursday, October 27, 2022
4:00pm - 7:30pm with Q&A from 7:30pm - 8:00pm
~or~
Saturday, October 29, 2022
9:00am - 12:30pm with Q&A from 12:30pm - 1:00pm

Module Two is a close look at the MOC instructions to inform next steps with PGEs. The objectives for Module 2 include sharing an early draft of a PGE with other NBCTs candidates to inform future revisions, and networking with other MOC candidates from around the state, creating informal support structures for candidacy ahead.
Register: 10/27/22; 10/29/22

Module 3

Module Three will be offered March 2023

Feedback and Support for your MOC work. Participants will share a draft of one PGE and give and receive feedback on their work.


WEA National Board Maintenance of Certificate (MOC) Feedback and Support

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WEA's Renewal MOC Feedback and Support provides NBCTs the opportunity to share and get feedback on a draft of their Professional Growth Experiences (PGEs) using a structured feedback protocol. There will be work time to make PGE revisions. Participants should bring four copies of one draft and any supporting documents of either Component 2, Component 3, and/or Component 4. 


WEA National Board Jump Start

WEA's National Board Jump Start is a comprehensive, multi-day seminar designed to provide National Board candidates with important information about the certification process, time to examine component and Assessment Center requirements, the opportunity to plan how to meet requirements, and time to collaborate, gather resources and information needed to pursue certification. All this happens in a supportive, constructive, and collegial environment.

There are six total training modules that will be offered during each training week. You MUST register for Foundations I in order to continue on with the modules. Participants will select their specific training modules after submitting their event registration/payment. For those that take Foundations I on June 7, 2022, you will have the option of taking sessions throughout either June and August Jump Start weeks. For those thare take Foundations I on August 1, you will only be able to take sessions throughout the August Jump Start Week.

Jump Start Sessions

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Foundations 1

Component 1

Component 2

Component 3

Component 4

Foundations 2 (National Board Mapping, like certificate area meetings with NBCTs)


WEA National Board Home Stretch

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WEA's National Board Home Stretch takes place just before the National Board portfolio is due, when candidates are getting ready to focus their attention on final revisions. At Home Stretch, small like-certificate groups meet with a NBCT Facilitator to read and provide standards-based feedback on the written commentary for Components 2, 3, or 4 using a specially designed protocol. We do our best to have NBCTs in the same certificate area as candidates; however, that’s not always possible based on registration numbers and facilitator availability.

During the morning part of the agenda, candidates receive feedback on Component 2, 3, or 4 written commentary. In the afternoon segment, candidates can opt for feedback on a second component or testing center (Component 1) preparation. 8 clock hours available for attending both morning and afternoon sessions, with 4 hours available for attending one session.


WEA National Board Maintenance of Certificate (MOC) Feedback and Support

Course concluded. Check back for future dates!

WEA's Renewal MOC Feedback and Support provides NBCTs the opportunity to share and get feedback on a draft of their Professional Growth Experiences (PGEs) using a structured feedback protocol. There will be work time to make PGE revisions. Participants should bring four copies of one draft and any supporting documents of either Component 2, Component 3, and/or Component 4. 


Need more info about National Board?

Go here to find out more about the National Board process and to register as a National Board candidate.

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