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National Board Certification Programs

WKU NBPTS PROGRAMS

Workshops and programs offered at Western Kentucky University to support National Board Candidates.

The following workshops and programs are offered at Western Kentucky University:

  • NBPTS Information Meetings
  • WKU Jumpstart Seminars for National Board Candidates©
  • WKU NBPTS Entry Review Sessions©
  • Candidate Support Providers (CSP) Training.
  • WKU Renewal Seminar© For All National Board Certified Teachers

If you have questions about any of these programs, please feel free to contact Lynn Hines at Lynn.Hines@wku.edu.

Candidate Support Training (CSP)

National Board Standards come to life through the four components of the certification process: a content knowledge assessment; reflection on student work samples; classroom video and analysis; and documentation of the teacher’s impact as a teaching professional.

Candidate Support Training provides the candidate facilitator tools to

  • Support new teachers to develop into accomplished practitioners
  • Integrate pursuit of board certification into teachers’ work
  • A one-day workshop.
  • All materials will be supplied.

The workshop is scheduled for June 22, 2017 from 9-4 CDT in Bowling Green.  Further information will be provided to registrants. A minimum of five participants is required. Please contact Lynn Hines at lynn.hines@wku.edu if you have questions. In the subject line please denote:  Candidate Support Training

Registration: $40.00 - Make checks or purchase orders to WKU NBPTS Program

Send check or purchase order to: 

WKU NBPTS Program
Attention: Lynn Hines
1106 Gary Ransdell Hall
 Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd. #61030
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1030

Registration

NBPTS Informational Meetings

Requests are scheduled for individual schools or districts. Contact Dr. Lynn Hines at lynn.hines@wku.edu for scheduling.

WKU JumpStart Seminar for National Board Candidates

WKU JumpStart Seminars© is an intense one-day workshop for new candidates. Facilitators provide guidance to candidates on the major aspects of the NBPTS certification process, such as interpreting standards, videotaping, forms of writing, ethics, the classroom centered entries, assessment center preparation, organization and format. The goal is that when candidates leave they have the confidence to move forward using the tools provided for them, have developed a network of fellow candidates, and have a plan of action to complete the process.

Workshops will be in Bowling Green.  Each participant will receive materials to support the candidacy process.

Register for either the July 15, 2017 or the September 23, 2017 workshop. Location will be in Bowling Green from 9 to 4 CDT. Further information will be provided to registrants. A minimum of five participants per workshop is required.

Please contact Lynn Hines at lynn.hines@wku.edu if you have questions. In the subject line please denote:  WKU JumpStart.

Fee: $150. Fee covers participation in the WKU NBPTS Entry Review Sessions (See below).

Make checks or purchase orders to WKU NBPTS Program

Send check or purchase order to:

WKU NBPTS Program
Attention: Lynn Hines
1106 Gary Ransdell Hall
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd. #61030
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1030

Registration

Renewal Seminar (Profile of Professional Growth) for NBCTs

WKU Renewal Workshops are designed to help NBCTs getting ready to go through the process. The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) offers the Profile of Professional Growth for renewal of National Board Certification. It is advantageous to start planning and understanding the process as early as possible. The seminar will be in Bowling Green. Each participant will receive materials to support the candidacy process.

The workshop is scheduled for September 9, 2017 from 9-4 CDT in Bowling Green.  Further information will be provided to registrants. A minimum of five participants is required.

Please contact Lynn Hines at lynn.hines@wku.edu if you have questions. In the subject line please denote:  WKU NBPTS Renewal. Further information will be emailed to interested teachers

Fee: $75. 
 Make checks or purchase orders to WKU NBPTS Program

Send check or purchase order to:

WKU NBPTS Program
Attention: Lynn Hines
1106 Gary Ransdell Hall
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd. #61030
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1030

Registration

WKU NBPTS Entry Review Sessions©

Entry Review Sessions provide a forum for National Board Candidates to receive feedback from National Board Certified Teachers.  We are currently reading entries submitted through email.  A NBCT will read and review each entry providing feedback.  If requested, a face-to-face meeting will be scheduled after the review is completed.

Email Lynn Hines at lynn.hines@wku.edu to be placed in the review queue. Allow at least a week for results.

What should be submitted for electronic or face-to-face reviews of entries?

  • Contextual factors form
  • Commentary that has been annotated with the following;
  • Type the questions being answered
  • Highlight all analytical comments
  • In the margins write the standard(s) being addressed
  • Send any paper evidence required for the entry
  • If possible, send video(s) required for the entry

The above items are as much for your benefit as for the reviewer.  It is a form of self-check for you.  Also, refer to the rubric (s) as you self-check.  Reviewers will be doing the same.

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 Last Modified 6/22/17