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National Board for Professional Teaching Standards – General Overview

WSU NBPTS Program Description & General Overview*

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Component #1:  Content Knowledge

15 hours/15 clock hours

  • Overview/History Of The National Board
  • Connect Core Propositions to the Standards & the Classroom
  • Deconstructing Component 1: Portfolio Standards, Instructions, & Rubrics
  • Writing For National Boards: Descriptive, Analytical, & Reflective
  • Connect Research-based Best Practices to Effective Teaching & Student Learning
  • Content/Subject-matter Research
  • Resources for Content Knowledge Preparation
  • Prepare/Answer Practice Assessment Center Prompts
  • Review Candidate NBPTS Completion Timeline

Component #3:  Teaching Practice & Learning Environment

25 hours/25 clock Hours-

  • Deconstruct Component 3 Portfolio Standards, Instructions & Rubrics
  • Connect The Core Propositions to NB Standards & the Classroom
  • Architecture Of Accomplished Teaching
  • Writing for National Boards: Descriptive, Analytical, & Reflective
  • Instructional Analysis: Engagement & Discussion In The Classroom
  • Encouraging Students To Explore & Build Upon Previous Knowledge
  • Impact Of Contextual Environment On Learning
  • Pedagogical Strategies To Engage All Students
  • Share & Peer-review Evidence & Impact on Student Learning
  • Evidence Choices For Video/DVD
  • Analysis Of Video/DVD Lessons, Student Growth & Reflection
  • Fairness & Equity, Culture & Diversity

Component #2:  Differentiation in Instruction

25 hours/25 clock hours

  • Deconstruct Component 2
  • Connecting Core Propositions To The Standards & The Classroom
  • Architecture of Accomplished Teaching
  • Writing For National Boards: Descriptive, Analytical, & Reflective
  • Examine Evidence, Artifacts & Student Work Samples
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Examine Research-Based Best Practices For Effective Teaching & Student Learning
  • Setting Classroom Learning Goals & Sequence Learning Activities
  • Encouraging Students To Explore & Build Upon Previous Knowledge
  • Assessing Student Difficulties, Understandings, & Misconceptions
  • Develop a Wide Range of Pedagogical Strategies To Engage All Students
  • Analysis of Student Growth
  • Analyze Student Work Samples & How The Evidence Reflects Student Learning

Component #4 – Effective & Reflective Practitioner
25 Hours/25 Clock Hours

  • Deconstructing Component 4
  • Architecture of Accomplished Teaching
  • Connecting Core Propositions To The Standards & The Classroom
  • Teacher As Leader, Collaborator, Learner, & Communicator
  • Writing for National Boards: Descriptive, Analytical & Reflective
  • Documenting Family & Community Interactions
  • Role as Leader, Mentor & Advocate For Better Schools
  • Reflective Analysis
  • Support Student Learning Through Long-Range Initiatives
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