GCRTC Core Connection

Spring 2019

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51 NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFICATION AWARENESS SESSION FOR NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFICATION-VIRTUAL To increase access for teachers to gain accurate information about board certification, this is a virtual awareness session. We will email you a Zoom Conference Call link to connect and it is really easy. This session will provide an overview of the National Board Certification (NBC) process for teachers, union leaders or administrators. We will outline the new National Board Certification requirements and provide access to resources for the professional, financial and technical supports available to candidates. Check your district's contract language to see if there are additional compensations to achieve board certification. Location: Virtual Meeting--Connect with your computer from anywhere you have internet Date Time Registration 1/22 7:00 - 8:00 pm https://goo.gl/DhNAcn 2/12 7:00 - 8:00 pm https://goo.gl/Uo9Hp3 3/19 7:00 - 8:00 pm https://goo.gl/2SUtiV 3/19 (in person NYSUT Hdqtrs) 7:00 - 8:00 pm https://goo.gl/B2idwR EXPLORING CANDIDACY Have you ever considered becoming a National Board Certified Teacher? Here's what the New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia said, "National Board certification provides so many benefits to teachers, students and schools. National Board-certified teachers are working together to shape educational policies and practices at the local, state and national levels. Teaching, more so than any other profession, determines our future—and I have made lifting up the teaching profession a priority. That's why we continue to work to ensure that New York educators are aware of the far-reaching benefits National Board certification brings to a school community, and to support those teachers who seek this extraordinary certification any way we can." NYSED Shanker Grant will defray the $1,900 NBPTS application costs for eligible teachers. The grant will also reimburse districts up to $500 for providing educators supportive services such as a substitute for attending the writing institute, or paying for a facilitator, or paying a registration fee for workshops. The four components required in board certification need to be submitted within 3 years, but can be done in any order. If you would like to begin candidacy, we recommend taking Foundations and then any of the components you wish to pursue during this school year. NYSED Shanker Grant Funding is also available! NYSED Shanker Grant will defray the NBPTS application costs for eligible teachers.

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