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National Board Certification Workshops


Interested in becoming a Board Certified teacher? The Southern Nevada Regional Professional Development Program will be holding a series of workshops.

Purpose: To assist National Board candidates in the thinking and writing involved in completing components 2–4 of the National Board Certification process.

Outcomes:
Through direct instruction, discussion and collaboration with colleagues, National Board candidates will:
• Understand and apply the thinking and writing involved in the National Board Certification process
• Develop and refine descriptive, analytic and reflective writing skills.
• Apply, refine, analyze and reflect on formative and summative assessment practices
• Work in collaborative response groups to revise and edit components 2–4.

Course Description:
This series of 2 hour workshops will address the thinking, analyzing, reflecting, and writing demands of Components 2–4 of the National Board Certification process.  Instruction will be a blend of lecture, online, whole class and small group discussion, and peer writing review and response.  A writing workshop approach will be taken, so participants will read and respond to colleagues writing and instructional videos.

Optional: Participants may earn 4 CUs if they attend all four workshops and complete an additional four hours of homework online (12 hours).

Workshop 1: Introduction to Thinking and Writing for National Boards – the first workshop will focus on the three types of writing necessary to complete the National Board Certification process: narrative/descriptive writing, analytical writing and reflection.  Participants will address the following questions: What types of thinking and writing does the National Board expect? What does this look like? How do I collect and analyze my classroom data? How will my assessments look (formative and summative)?
Date: Wednesday, September 6
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Workshop 2: Analysis and Reflection – the second workshop will focus on reflective and analytic thinking and writing. Participants will work in writing response groups reading and discussing each other’s writing, while addressing the following questions: How is each type of writing unique? How does the thinking differ? What is the purpose of commentary in analysis? What type of details do I include? How can I be clear and succinct? How do I show my thinking? Participants will bring their own work and will share with colleagues.
Date: Wednesday, September 20
Time: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Workshop 3: Assessment – the third workshop will focus on summative and formative assessment, data collection and analysis.
Date: Wednesday, October 4
Time: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Workshop 4: Review, Respond and Edit – the fourth workshop is for participants who would like to participate in a guided peer review of their videos and written work.  Participants will bring their own work and will share with colleagues.
Date: Wednesday, October 18
Time 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

If you would like to register for one or more of these workshops, go to the following link:
www.bit.ly/RPDP17.

Click on the following link to download and print a list of NBCT workshops.

Location for all four workshops:
NSEA Conference Room

3511 E. Harmon Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89121

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