95 Illinois Teachers Renew National Certification of TEaching Excellence

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards has announced that more than 2,764 teachers have successfully met the standards to renew their certification for National Board Certification in 2011. Ninety-five of those NBCTs are Illinois teachers. By successfully completing the renewal process for certification, these outstanding teachers continue to meet the nation’s highest teaching standards. They continue to be among the tens of thousands of NBCTs who are a part of this country’s education reform movement focusing on ensuring that every student has access to an accomplished teacher.

Score Release 2011

2010-2011 NBPTS Candidate score results will be made available on Friday, November 18, 2011!
National Board Certification candidates will have access to their scores online via your My Profile account.

NBCT Holiday Dinner

Join us for some holiday cheer!
Where: Bella Milano
When: Dec. 1 at 7PM
Significant others are welcome!
Resp to Mary Lueking (mlueking) by Nov. 24
Hope to see you there!

National Board Candidate Mentors/Readers Needed!

19 candidates are pursuing National Board Certification in Springfield this year and they need YOU! Maybe you have already been contacted by one of these candidates or you have considered reading for someone but would like some suggestions and ideas. If so, please join us on October 26 at Iles Elementary School from 4:15 - 5:15 to meet the candidates and hear the latest news from the National Board Resource Center about mentoring and reading for candidates. Refreshments will be served!

RSVP to me (soehlert) or Amy Lund (alund) by Monday, Oct. 24.

Looking forward to seeing you on the 26th!

NBRC Hiring Take One Readers

The National Board Resource Center will be hiring 18 NBCTs to be readers for teachers within whole school Take One! programs. The Take One! participants are attending cohorts within their districts so the position does not require that you meet with these teachers. NBCTs in the following certificate areas are needed: EMC/ENL English as a New Language/Early and Middle Childhood (2 positions), ECYA/ENS Exceptional Needs Specialist/Early Childhood through Young Adulthood, MC/GEN Generalist/Middle Childhood, EAYA/HEALTH Health/Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood, ECYA/LM Library Media/Early Childhood through Young Adulthood, EMC/LRLA Literacy: Reading-Language Arts/Early and Middle Childhood. Interested NBCTs contact Deb Kasperski at dkasper@ilstu.edu.

National Bd Resource Center on Facebook

The National Board Resource Center has a Facebook page! Like it : ) http://www.facebook.com/pages/National-Board-Resource-Center-at-Illinois-State-University/193160854085870