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:

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: 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 Maintenance of Certificate (MOC) Jump Start

This Jump Start training guides participants through this process while collaborating with other National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs). MOC Jump Start consists of two modules. Each module will be an interactive, three-hour virtual training and one hour preparation. Participants can attend one or both modules. Trainers recommend enrolling in Parts 1 and 2 in close proximity to one another to optimize learning connections. Modules are eligible for 4 clock hours.

Module 1 (Overview)

Saturday, February 5, 2022
Thursday, February 10, 2022

Module 1 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). Eligible for 4 clock hours. The objectives for Module 1 include:

  • Network with other MOC candidates from around the state, creating informal support structures for candidacy ahead
  • Understand the Five Core Propositions in depth to frame the upcoming MOC process
  • Obtain an Overview of the MOC requirements and process to inform next steps with certification
  • Plan possible PGEs to meet the MOC requirements

Cost to attend this course is $20. Registration closes at 5:00pm on February 3, 2022.
Register: February 5, 2022; February 10, 2022

Module 2 (Application)

Saturday, February 12, 2022
Thursday, February 17, 2022

Module 2 is a close look at the MOC instructions to inform next steps with PGEs. Eligible for 4 clock hours. The objectives for Module 2 include:

  • Share an early draft of a PGE with other NBCTs candidates to inform future revisions
  • Network with other MOC candidates from around the state, creating informal support structures for candidacy ahead
  • Participate in a close read of the MOC PGP requirements to develop a deep understanding of requirements
  • Analyze the MOC instructions, and make a plan for completing their MOC

Cost to attend this course is $20. Registration closes at 5:00pm on February 10, 2022.
Register: February 12, 2022; February 17, 2022

WEA National Board Jump Start

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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. Participants will select their specific training modules after submitting their event registration/payment. Note: Participants may choose to complete the full Jump Start experience in one week. Up to 30 WEA clock hours can be earned for those attending all 6 modules and three Q&A meetings.

National Board Information Session Series

Audience: Certificated Educators

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

Tuesday, February 1, 2022 or Monday March 21, 2022

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: February 1, 2022; March 21, 2022

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

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 or Wednesday, March 23, 2022

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: February 23, 2022; March 23, 2022

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

Thursday, March 10, 2022 or Thursday, March 31, 2022

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: March 10, 2022; March 31, 2022

WEA National Board Home Stretch

Saturday, March 19, 2022
(with a 30-minute lunch break)

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.

Early Bird cost to attend this course is $20 (morning and/or afternoon sessions). Early Bird registration closes at midnight on March 1, 2022. Late registration cost is $40. Registration closes at midnight on March 9, 2022.
Register: March 19, 2022

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. Check-in begins at 8:00am. with class starting at 9:00am and ending at noon. Participants will share a copy of one draft of an MOC component, either Component One or Component Two.

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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