National Board Certified Teacher Co-Hort Support Series


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Agency: CESA 4
Agency Contact: Kaye Henrickson
Agency Assistant: Sally Weber (608) 786-4831
Location: CESA #4
923 East Garland Street
West Salem, WI 54669
Facility: Heritage A/B
10/7/2017 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM 8:00 Registration and Breakfast
11/4/2017 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM 8:30 Registration and Breakfast
12/2/2017 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM 8:00 Registration and Breakfast
1/6/2018 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM 8:00 Registration and Breakfast
2/3/2018 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM 8:00 Registration and Breakfast
3/3/2018 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM 8:00 Registration and Breakfast
4/7/2018 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM 8:30 Registration and Breakfast
5/5/2018 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM 8:00 Registration and Breakfast

Are you interested in becoming a National Board Certified Teacher?  There are many benefits to becoming a NBCT including an annual stipend from the state, possible salary advancement from your district, in-depth understanding of pedagogy related to your content area, and "the best professional development I have ever been a part of" (W. Sondrol - Wisconsin NBCT Trainer).  CESA #4 is offering an eight-day series for teachers seeking to become a NBCT. 

The series includes two anchor workshops integral to the NBCT process.  The "Plunge" workshop (on November 4, 2017) explores in detail the four components of the Boards and the "Roll up your Sleeves" workshop  (on April 7, 2018) provides in-depth preparation for Component One: The Assessment Center for each candidate.  The remaining six days are to provide on-site support with a NBCT trainer for candidates to write, revise, review, and immerse themselves in the various components for the Boards. 

Teachers may register for the "Plunge" and "Roll up your Sleeves" workshops separately at $150/person per event or the entire series with support for $375.  (See the registration for 11/4 and/or 4/7 for specific details on each of these anchor workshops.)   Teachers must currently hold a Professional Educators license and teach in one of these content areas:  Art, CTE, English as a New Language, ELA,  Exceptional Needs Generalist, Generalist (a.k.a. Early Childhood or Elementary Classroom Teacher), Health, Library Media, Literacy - Reading,  Mathematics, Music, PE, School Counseling, Science, Social Studies, and World Languages.

Participants should bring their own laptop or device.

Teacher Standards
WES1The teacher understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the disciplines he or she teaches and can create learning experiences that make these aspects of subject matter meaningful for pupils.
WES2The teacher understands how children with broad ranges of ability learn and provides instruction that supports their intellectual, social, and personal development.
WES3The teacher understands how pupils differ in their approaches to learning and the barriers that impede learning and can adapt instruction to meet the diverse needs of pupils, including those with disabilities and exceptionalities.
WES4The teacher understands and uses a variety of instructional strategies, including the use of technology to encourage children’s development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills.
WES5The teacher uses an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior to create a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.
WES6The teacher uses effective verbal and nonverbal communication techniques as well as instructional media and technology to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the classroom.
WES7The teacher organizes and plans systematic instruction based upon knowledge of subject matter, pupils, the community, and curriculum goals.
WES8The teacher understands and uses formal and informal assessment strategies to evaluate and ensure the continuous intellectual, social, and physical development of the pupil.
WES9The teacher is a reflective practitioner who continually evaluates the effect of his or her choices and actions on pupils, parents, professionals in the learning community and others and who actively seeks out opportunities to grow professionally.
WES10The teacher fosters relationships with school colleagues, parents, and agencies in the larger community to support pupil learning and well being and who acts with integrity, fairness and in an ethical manner.
EP Teacher
TPES1Standard 1: Professional Knowledge
TPES2Standard 2: Instructional Planning
TPES3Standard 3: Instructional Delivery
TPES4Standard 4: Assessment For and Of Learning
TPES5Standard 5: Learning Environment
TPES6Standard 6: Professionalism
DPI Teacher
DD1Domain 1 : Planning and Preparation
DD2Domain 2 : The Classroom Environment
DD3Domain 3 : Instruction
DD4Domain 4 : Professional Responsibilities
EP Educational Specialist
ESPES1Standard 1: Professional Knowledge
ESPES2Standard 2: Communication and Collaboration
ESPES3Standard 3: Assessment
ESPES4Standard 4: Program Planning and Management
ESPES5Standard 5: Program Delivery
ESPES6Standard 6: Professionalism
Participant Cancellation Policy: You must contact CESA #4 to cancel attendance one week prior to the scheduled event. CESA #4 will only provide full refund of registration fees depending on individual circumstances. Refunds depend upon the ability of CESA #4 to cancel any financial obligations created by the registration such as meals, materials, etc. CESA #4 reserves the right to cancel any workshop due to insufficient enrollment. Participants will be notified by e-mail or phone if a workshop is cancelled. If a participant is a 'no show' the school will be billed for the registration fee, or loss of the 'free' attendance slot.

Weather Conditions: If a workshop has been cancelled due to weather conditions, every effort will be made to reschedule the workshop. If weather conditions are questionable, please call CESA #4 Voice Mail at (608) 786-4800; Toll Free (800) 514-3075. A message will be posted regarding workshop weather cancellations.

Other Helpful Hints: Room temperatures vary from one workshop location to another, so bring a jacket or sweater for maximum comfort.

Accommodations: If you need an accommodation to participate including interpreter services (sign language or other spoken language) please email the workshop contact to set up these services. A two-week notice is appreciated.