Advancing Accomplished Teaching
“The research is clear: Teaching is the most important school-related factor that determines student success. More than a decade of research confirms students taught by National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) learn more than students taught by other teachers. That’s why NBCT leaders across the country are advocating for new ways to bring accomplished teaching – and by extension, improved student learning – to scale using National Board Certification as a foundation for job-embedded, relevant and engaging professional learning.
With collaboration and commitment from school districts, unions and higher education institutions, a growing numbers of teachers, many of whom are organized in collaborative cohorts, are using the revised certification process to examine and strengthen their teaching practice. This work is critical to the long-term success of our schools and to elevating the teaching profession.
‘Our work at the National Board is based on the belief that every child in every zip code across the country deserves to be taught by an accomplished teacher. When accomplished practice becomes the norm, the advantage will be significant, spreading beyond students and teachers to be felt by their communities, employers and society at-large.'”
Peggy Brookins, NBCT, National Board President and CEO