National Board Candidate Workshop Series EXPANDED

Due to increased interest in the National Board Candidate Writing Workshop Series, Saralyn Lasley, Secondary Literacy Regional Trainer at RPDP (Southern Nevada Regionla Professional Development Program) will host another round of National Board Candidate Writing Workshops to provide interested educators the opportunity to attend. Please see information below for workshop details. The additional writing workshop series dates are as follows:

Workshop #1 Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Workshop #2 Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Workshop #3 Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Workshop #4 Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Times: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Location: NSEA Conference Room
3511 E. Harmon Ave. #C
Las Vegas, NV 89121

The google registration link is below. If you have already registered for the original workshops, but would prefer to switch to one of the new dates, you may do so; however, please indicate the change on the form, so that registration changes can be made accordingly.

https://goo.gl/forms/ovztyAQouBB8CvGy2

Contact Information:

Saralyn Lasley
Secondary Literacy Regional Trainer
So. NV. Regional Professional Development Program
(702) 799-3835 FAX 799-3821
sjlasley@interact.ccsd.net
lasleys@rpdp.net

If you would like to register for one or more of these workshops, access the following link:
https://goo.gl/forms/ovztyAQouBB8CvGy2

Workshop Sessions Details

Workshop Purpose: To assist National Board candidates in the thinking and writing involved in completing Components 2 – 4 of the National Board Certification process

Outcomes:
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

Course Description:

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: Wednesday, February 22
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: Wednesday, March 8
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: Wednesday, March 29
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: Wednesday, April 26
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/ovztyAQouBB8CvGy2

Location for all four workshops:
NSEA Conference Room
3511 E. Harmon Ave. #C
Las Vegas, NV 89121

National Board Certification

Successful Strategies for Pursuing National Board Certification

by Bobbie Faulkner

Book Review by Dr. Ernie Rambo
When I was asked to facilitate our school’s NB Professional Development I felt prepared. I felt prepared until the first meeting with the cohort. The questions asked by my candidates engulfed me with memories of years ago, when I first received “The Box.” Contents of the National Board box required careful scrutiny and organizing before a candidate could begin working on one’s portfolio. In our current virtual age, finding one’s way through “The Box” involves navigating through a vast collection of web pages, printing out component directions, and building an understanding of what it means to be NB certified before any progress can be made. Despite a great amount of support for me as a facilitator, I felt as lost as when I’d first embarked on my NB journey.
A colleague shared Bobbie Faulkner’s What Works! Successful Strategies for Pursuing National Board Certification with me and within minutes of browsing through both volumes ( Components 1 and 2 and Components 3 and 4), I was able to organize my thoughts so that I could better support the NB cohort at my school. Faulkner writes as if she’s sitting next to a candidate and walks the reader through pragmatic steps to first understand the process and then how to complete each component. Reasons for why both books are helpful include:
• What to do first, second, third. Faulkner begins with a quick description of the 5 Core Propositions, breaking down the candidate’s standards, and then reading the portfolio instructions.
• Reading all four grading rubrics, not just the Level 4 Rubric to better understand the varying amounts of evidence recognized at each level.
• Clarifying the vocabulary used and required of candidates in their components.
I plan to use both volumes as a guide for my work with the cohort and also suggest each volume to my cohort members for recommended reading. Faulkner writes concisely and directly to candidates. No time to read? Faulkner comprehensively covers the massive task of getting Board Certified in no time – highly recommended as a make-time-to-read-this item!

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Dr. Ernie Rambo is a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT), a middle school history teacher, and a National Board Professional Learning Facilitator.  She is a valued member of the Nevada National Board Network; facilitating the professional development of a cohort of colleagues within her school community endeavoring National Board certification. She also serves as a member of the CTQ (Center for Teaching Quality) community, with expertise in training virtual community leaders.

 

Advancing Accomplished Teaching

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

(http://boardcertifiedteachers.org/in-your-state/nevada)

2016 Statistics for Nevada nevada_state_nbprofile

*Source: Data reflects teachers’ place of employment as self-reported in the National Board database as of December 8, 2016. **Candidate total reflects all first-time and returning candidates in progress and all first-time applicants who have paid the $75 annual registration fee in the current assessment cycle as of December 8, 2016.

Nevada NT3 Communication Update

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Nevada NT3 (Network to Transform Teaching)

Nevada State Education Association

3511 East Harmon Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada 89121

 nsea-nv.org

Tonia Holmes-Sutton, Ed.D., NBCT, National Board NT3 Director

holmessutton@gmail.com

Nevada NT3 (Network to Transform Teaching) State Steering Team

Lisa Guzman, Nevada State Education Association (NSEA),  Assistant Executive Director

Kelee Dupuis, Nevada Department of Education, Education Programs Professional     Office of Educator Development and Support

Stavan Corbett, Public Education Foundation, Senior Vice-President of Strategic Initiatives

Leah Terry, NBCT   Nevada National Board Professional Learning Network, Network Lead, National Board Affliliate,

Nicolette Smith, NBCT   Northwest Regional Professional Development Program, Professional Learning Facilitator

Monthly Communication Update

September – October  2017

September 1, 2017

Nevada NT3 Steering Team Meeting

ZOOM Webinar

11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

September 6, 2017

Southern Nevada Regional Professional Development Program (SNRPDP)

Candidate Writing Workshop Series

Nevada State Education Association

3511 East Harmon Avenue, Suite C

Las Vegas, Nevada 89121

4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

(Participation through registration: https://goo.gl/forms/c4ZF3PtGozladUR02)

Saralynn Lasley, Southern Nevada Regional Professional Development Program, Regional Trainer

September 12,  2017

National Board NT3 Site Director Coffee

ZOOM Webinar

9:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.

September 15, 2017

Bobbie Faulker, NBCT and Author of What Works! Successful Strategies for Pursuing National Board Certification

Bobbie Faulkner Book Signing

Public Education Foundation

4350 South Maryland Parkway., Las Vegas, Nevada 89119

4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

hosted in partnership with Nevada National Board Professional Learning Institute and Nevada State Education Association National Board Academy

September 16, 2017

National Board Component Four Learning Seminar

Bobbie Faulkner, NBCT   Guest Presenter and Facilitator

Public Education Foundation

4350 South Maryland Parkway., Las Vegas, Nevada 89119

8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

hosted in partnership with Nevada National Board Professional Learning Institute

September 20, 2017

Southern Nevada Regional Professional Development Program (SNRPDP)

Candidate Writing Workshop Series

Nevada State Education Association

3511 East Harmon Avenue, Suite C

Las Vegas, Nevada 89121

4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

(Participation through registration: https://goo.gl/forms/c4ZF3PtGozladUR02)

Saralynn Lasley, Southern Nevada Regional Professional Development Program, Regional Trainer

September 21 -23, 2017

NSEA JumpStart Academy

Foundations JumpStart Academy: September 21, 2017 4:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.

Component Two JumpStart Academy: September 22, 2017  4:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.

Component Three JumpStart Academy: September 23, 2017 8:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.

Component Four JumpStart Academy: Sepember 23, 2017  11:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.

Stanford Elementary School, NT3 Site

5350 E Harris Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada 89110

hosted in partnership with Nevada National Board Professional Learning Institute and Nevada State Education Association National Board Academy

September 24 – 26, 2017

National Board NT3 Site Director Retreat

Talaris Conference Center, Seattle, Washington

September 29, 2017

NT3 Meeting with Nye County District Superintendent

Pahrump, Nevada

 

October 4, 2017

Southern Nevada Regional Professional Development Program (SNRPDP)

Candidate Writing Workshop Series

Nevada State Education Association

3511 East Harmon Avenue, Suite C

Las Vegas, Nevada 89121

4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

(Participation through registration: https://goo.gl/forms/c4ZF3PtGozladUR02)

Saralynn Lasley, Southern Nevada Regional Professional Development Program, Regional Trainer

October 5, 2017

NT3 TwitterChat: What Teachers Should Know and Be Able to Do

Accomplished Teaching

 hosted in partnership with Nevada National Board Professional Learning Institute, Alabama NT3 and PC2 Education Foundation

October 7, 2017

National Board Component Three Learning Seminar

Leah Terry, NBCT   Component Lead, Professional Learning Facilitator & Curriculum Coordinator

Keri Taylor, Component Co-Lead, Professional Learning Facilitator

8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M

October 10, 2017

National Board NT3 Site Director Coffee

ZOOM Webinar

9:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.

October 14, 2017

National Board Component Two Learning Seminar

Ernie Rambo, NBCT   Component Lead, Professional Learning Facilitator & Virtual Learning Community Coordinator

Steve Issak, NBCT   Component Co-Lead, Professional Learning Facilitator

Public Education Foundation

4350 South Maryland Parkway., Las Vegas, Nevada 89119

8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

October 18, 2017

Southern Nevada Regional Professional Development Program (SNRPDP)

Candidate Writing Workshop Series

Nevada State Education Association

3511 East Harmon Avenue, Suite C

Las Vegas, Nevada 89121

4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

(Participation through registration: https://goo.gl/forms/c4ZF3PtGozladUR02)

Saralynn Lasley, Southern Nevada Regional Professional Development Program, Regional Trainer

October 22 – 25, 2017

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

NT3 Learning Session

Chicago, Illinois

 

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Thank you.

National Board Candidate Writing Workshop Series

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.

Outcomes:

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

Course Description:

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

SNRPDP
Secondary Literacy
515 West Cheyenne,
North Las Vegas,  Nevada 89030