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Last Date to Register: 9/27/2021 12:01 AM
Last Date to Cancel: 8/26/2021 12:01 AM
Agency: CESA 5
Agency Contact: Heather Fish
Agency Assistant: Julie Beckwith 608-745-5472
Location: CESA 5
626 E. Slifer St
Portage, WI 53901
Facility: Main Conference Room
Date/Time:
9/25/2021 08:30 AM - 01:30 PM

The first meeting for the National Board Cohort will be on September 25, 2021,
from 8:30 to 1:30 at CESA 5 in Portage, WI.

National Board Certification will distinguish you as an accomplished, effective teacher who has met the highest standards in the profession. Obtaining National Board Certification is a rigorous process to undertake and CESA 5 can support you through our upcoming 2021-22 Cohort.

Cohort participants should be prepared to receive constructive feedback throughout the process to prepare for certification. This cohort will also require additional time outside of scheduled meetings to meet requirements of the National Board.

What is included in the 21-22 cohort?

  • 6-8 meetings throughout the 21-22 year beginning in the fall of 2021. The dates are to be determined by the Cohort. 

  • Component guidance from CESA 5’s National Board Certified Lead Mentor Team.

  • Individual meetings with Readers.

  • The support and collaboration of those in the Cohort.

  • A place to:

    • go with questions.

    • be in the frame of mind to work on your components.

    • receive individualized support.

Why should you be a part of this?

  • Wisconsin offers National Board Certification reimbursement for up to $2,000 for costs incurred.
  • Scholarships are available.
  • Some local school districts use Title monies and/or professional development funds to provide support to candidates seeking certification. Please inquire with your principal or central office administrator to see if this is a possibility for you.
  • After the initial year of certification, you are eligible to receive annual grants of $2,500 or $5,000 per year for as long as you are National Board Certified. 

2021-22 cohort price:  $1,000  
(does not include certification expenses)
-This price is inclusive for the entire length of the  2021-22 cohort
-Please note, registration for the cohort does not include expenses for obtaining National Board Certification.

Registration deadline: August 23, 2021
How to pay: You can pay via credit card at the time of your registration, or send a check to:
                    Attn: Julie Beckwith
                    CESA 5
                    626 E Slifer St
                    Portage, WI  53901
-Please be sure to note on your check: "2021-22 NBC Cohort"

Click here for the Guide to the National Board Certification process. 

Cancellation policy:
We are unable to issue refunds for cancellation after August 23, 2021. CESA 5 reserves the right to cancel any event. Registered participants will be notified via email if a cancellation occurs and will receive a full refund. Inclement weather policy: This event will not be canceled due to weather conditions.  This cancellation policy replaces the CESA 5 standard cancellation policy, stated below.

Cancellation Policy: Registered participants will receive a full refund if they cancel before 10 working days before an event, minus any material costs that have already been incurred. Because of our commitment to the trainer and the food vendor, participants who cancel less than 10 working days or do not attend, will be billed the full fee. CESA 5 reserves the right to cancel any event. Registered participants will be notified via email if a cancellation occurs and will receive a full refund. Inclement weather policy: Every effort will be made to hold an event. CESA 5 will notify participants via email as soon as possible if an event has been canceled due to weather conditions.