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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.

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:

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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