Start your journey to becoming a National Board Certified Teacher by attending this informational webinar about the process. Montana NBCTs Kristi Gaines, Bozeman, and Nikki Vradenburg, Belgrade, will provide a brief overview of the NBC process including important dates about registration and details portfolio submission. There will be plenty of time for questions during and after the webinar. We will offer the information each month this spring to help you get on your way to becoming a National Board Certified Teacher in Montana!
Webinar dates and registration: coming for 2022!
National Board Certification allows teachers to demonstrate the highest level of accomplishment in their profession. It is a nationally accepted sign of quality and offers a nationwide standard for evaluating and encouraging quality teaching.
The State of Montana provides an annual stipend of up to $2,000 for teachers who achieve and maintain NBC. Several Montana districts provide additional stipends.
Becoming National Board Certified involves an extensive series of performance-based assessments that includes teaching portfolios, student work samples, videos, and analyses of the teacher's classroom teaching and student learning.
The Montana Professional Teaching Foundation helps candidates navigate the National Board Certification process. Contact Diane Fladmo to learn more: [email protected]
MFPE National Board Jump Start
Jump Start is a 3-day comprehensive training designed to provide National Board candidates with important information about the certification process. Jump Start participants will work with MFPE's team of NBCT Facilitators to review NBC components and assessment requirements. The training includes time for collaboration and gathering resources to get candidates off to great start.
Jump Start Dates:
Locations will be determined by the registration numbers. Registration link is the corresponding location.
|JUMP START SESSIONS|
|Date & Time||Location|
|June 14 - 16, 2022||Billings|
|August 2 - 4, 2022||Virtual|
|June 13 - 16, 2023||Missoula|
|August 1 - 3, 2023||Virtual|
MFPE member - $150
Non-Member - $400
MFPE National Board Certification Support Sessions
Work with MFPE's team of NBCT Facilitators during support sessions offered to National Board candidates that have taken Jump Start to review NBC components and assessment requirements. All sessions are geared for all components. Support sessions are 1 hour virtual sessions.
All sessions are scheduled 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Reflecting on the Foundations - November 7, 2021
Three Types of Thinking - December 5, 2021
Feedback using Core Props, Standards and Scoring Guides - January 9, 2022
Video Analysis - February 6, 2022
Component One Strategies - March 6, 2022
Technical Supports & Forms - April 3, 2022
MFPE National Board MOC Jump Start
Jump Start is a 2-half day comprehensive training designed to provide Renewing National Board candidates with important information about the Maintenance of Certification process. Jump Start participants will work with MFPE's team of NBCT Facilitators to review NBC components and assessment requirements. The training includes time for collaboration and gathering resources to get candidates off to great start.
MOC Jump Start Dates:
Saturday, September 25, 2021 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday, October 22, 2021 3:00 pm - 4:50 pm
Montana has 164 National Board Certified Teachers.