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WKU JumpStart Seminars© 2013-2014 for National Board Candidates


WKU JumpStart Seminars©  is an intense three day workshop for new candidates. Facilitators provide guidance to candidates on the major aspects of the NBPTS certification process, such as interpreting standards, documented accomplishments, videotaping, forms of writing, ethics, the three content entries, assessment center preparation, organization and format. Candidates work with others in the same certificate area (if available) and hear from NBCT's who have “been there.” 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, have rough drafts of entries, and a plan of action to complete the process.

The WKU JumpStart Seminars©  seminars are sponsored by Western Kentucky University. WKU has been proudly serving candidates through WKU JumpStart Seminars©, monthly meetings, Assessment Center Workshops, and Reading Entry review sessions since 2001. Renewal Workshops are also available.

The workshop will consist of 3 days of support.  Workshops will be in Bowling Green on the WKU campus.  Each participant will receive a copy of A ToolKit for Success 3rd ed. (Hines, Miller, and Wright).

  1. An Initial 2-Day Workshop in which candidates will receive guidance on all four portfolio entries. December 5 and December 6, 2013.
  2. A third day for the WKU JumpStart Seminars©  will be held in January or February. The exact day will be determined during the initial workshop so as to accommodate all candidates.
  3. Candidates attending the December  WKU JumpStart Seminars©  are also welcome to attend A Fall Workshop day to receive organizational support.  This meeting will be held October 26, 2013, in the Library at Bowling Green Junior High.

Location: Western Kentucky University
                  Gary Ransdell Hall Room 2006.
                  Parking instructions will be sent to the participants prior to the workshop.
If you have any questions about the registration process, please feel free to contact Lynn Hines at or Barbara Hines at

To be officially registered, our office must receive payment by check or purchase order two weeks prior to the Initial Workshop date.  This seminar is limited to 50 participants.  The first fifty participants submitting payment by check or Purchase Orders will be officially registered.  Others will be placed on a waiting list.  If a participant cancels, a partial payment of $100 will be retained.

Registration Fee: $350 (includes workshop materials and supplies, and snacks).

Mail your registration fee to:
Lynn Hines, NBCT
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd. #11030
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1030

Make checks OR district purchase orders payable to:
Western Kentucky University – NBPTS Program
FAX PO to 270-745-6435



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