Southern Nevada Regional Professional Development Program, Secondary Literacy
National Board Candidate Workshops
If you would like to register for one or more of the workshops, click the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/IndUVcMaxaZjjqmB3
Purpose: To assist National Board candidates in the thinking and writing involved in completing Components 2 – 4 of the National Board Certification process.
Through direct instruction, discussion and collaboration with colleagues, National Board candidates will….
- Understand and apply the thinking and writing involved in the National Board certification process
- Develop and refine descriptive, analytic and reflective writing skills
- Apply, refine, analyze and reflect on formative and summative assessment practices
- Work in collaborative response groups to revise and edit Components 2 – 4
This series of 2-hour workshops will address the thinking, analyzing, reflecting and writing demands of Components 2 – 4 of the National Board certification process. Instruction will be a blend of lecture, online, whole class and small group discussion, and peer writing review and response. A writing workshop approach will be taken, so participants will read and respond to colleagues writing and instructional videos. Optional: Participants may earn 4 CUs if they attend all four workshops and complete an additional four hours of homework online (12 hours).
Workshop 1: Introduction to Thinking and Writing for National Boards—the first workshop will focus on the three types of writing necessary to complete the National Board certification process: narrative/descriptive writing, analytical writing and reflection. Participants will address the following questions: What types of thinking and writing does the National Board expect? What does this look like? How do I collect and analyze my classroom data? How will my assessments look (formative and summative)?
Date: Thursday, January 26 Time: 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Workshop 2: Analysis and Reflection—the second workshop will focus on reflective and analytic thinking and writing. Participants will work in writing response groups reading and discussing each other’s writing, while addressing the following questions: How is each type of writing unique? How does the thinking differ? What is the purpose of commentary in analysis? What type of details do I include? How can I be clear and succinct? How do I show my thinking?
Participants will bring their own work and will share with colleagues.
Date: Thursday, February 23 Time: 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Workshop 3: Assessment—the third workshop will focus on summative and formative assessment, data collection and analysis.
Date: Thursday, March 16 Time: 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Workshop 4: Review, Respond and Edit—the fourth workshop is for participants who would like to participate in a guided peer review of their videos and written work. Participants will bring their own work and will share with colleagues.
Date: Thursday, April 27 Time: 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
If you would like to register for one or more of these workshops, click the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/IndUVcMaxaZjjqmB3
Location for all four workshops:
Nevada State Education Association — 3511 East Harmon Avenue, Suite C, Las Vegas, Nevada 89121
Course Design, Development, and Facilitation: Saralynn Lasley, Southern Nevada Regional Professional Development Program, Regional Trainer