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National Board Certification Programs

WKU NBPTS PROGRAMS

2015-2016

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

On October 3, 2015, WKU will host, along with the EPSB and KEA, a Kentucky National Board Teacher Conference.  More information will follow.

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. Email Lynn Hines for more information.
  • 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.

 

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, developed a network of fellow candidates, and a plan of action to complete the process.

Register online for one of the following dates: September 19, 2015  OR  October 17, 2015

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

Location:  Gary Ransdell Hall, Room 1003, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY, 9 am to 4 pm CDT

Directions and further information will be emailed to registrants. 

Fee: $100. 
Checks or Purchase Orders should be mailed to 
Dr. Lynn Hines, Western Kentucky University, 1906 College Heights Blvd. #11030, Bowling Green KY 42101-1030.

Register Online

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, developed a network of fellow candidates, and a plan of action to complete the process.

 

Renewal Seminar (Profile of Professional Growth) for NBCTs

WKU Renewal Workshops are designed to help NBCTs getting ready to go through the process and for new NBCTs to develop a professional growth plan for the first ten years of certification.
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) offers the Profile of Professional Growth for renewal of National Board Certification with the renewal period being ten years from the respective date of certification of each National Board Certified Teacher.
You must be in your eighth or ninth year of certification to begin the renewal process. However, it is advantageous to start planning and understanding the process as early as possible into your first 10 year certification period.

Register online for one of the following dates: September 5, 2015 OR November 14, 2015.

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

Location:  Gary Ransdell Hall, Room 2006, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY, 9 am to 3 pm Central Time.

Directions and further information will be emailed to registrants. 

Fee: $50. 
Checks or Purchase Orders should be mailed to 
Dr. Lynn Hines, Western Kentucky University, 1906 College Heights Blvd. #11030, Bowling Green KY 42101-1030.

Register Online

 

WKU NBPTS Entry Review Sessions©

Entry Review Sessions provide a forum for National Board Candidates to receive feedback from fellow candidates and from National Board Certified Teachers.  Each session begins with a general Q & A’s.

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

First session:  December 5, 2015.

Please check back on this website for further dates.

Location:  Gary Ransdell Hall, Room 1003, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY, 9 am to 1 pm Central Time.

Fee: $30. 
Checks or Purchase Orders should be mailed to 
Dr. Lynn Hines, Western Kentucky University, 1906 College Heights Blvd. #11030, Bowling Green KY 42101-1030.

Register Online

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