These opportunities are intended to give educators an understanding of the 5 Core Propositions that were developed by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Educators who would like to learn a little bit more about what National Board is about or start to get ready for applying for a National Board Certification would benefit from these opportunities. The Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) reimburses teachers for their initial NBCT costs as well as their renewal expenses.
Managing & Monitoring Student Learning: Educator works collaboratively with their students to plan instruction, motivate and challenge students during instruction, and monitor student learning over time. Opportunity earn a micro-credential, up to 26 PDUs, and 1 graduate credit. Best suited for teachers.
Most participation is asynchronous, at your own convenience, during the six weeks. Optional live sessions are held Mondays at 5 p.m. The recordings of those sessions are available for viewing for those who can't make the live session.
Thinking Systematically About Your Practice: Educator expands their repertoire and deepens their pedagogical content knowledge to remain inventive and welcoming to new findings that extend their professional learning. Opportunity earn a micro-credential, up to 26 PDUs, and 1 graduate credit. Best suited for teachers.
Teachers are Members of Learning Communities: Educator works collaboratively with colleagues, families, and the community to support students and their learning. Opportunity earn a micro-credential, up to 26 PDUs, and 1 graduate credit. Best suited for teachers.
Coming Soon -- JumpStart workshops to start on the National Board Certification Process, Summer 2020
What is a Micro-Credential Virtual Learning Community (VLC)?
Micro-credential Virtual Learning Communities (or VLCs) run for 6-8 weeks. Participants work towards submitting evidence and artifacts to earn a micro-credential digital badge. All VLCs are facilitated by active OEA members. Participants receive PDUs for completing the VLC and additional PDUs upon earning the micro-credential digital badge.
Know Your Students: Teachers know about the students they instruct in order to respond to individual student learning differences and provide every student with a high quality educational setting. Opportunity earn a micro-credential, up to 26 PDUs, and 1 graduate credit.
Knowing Your Content & How to Teach It to Students: Educator possesses a firm command of their subject area(s), understands factual information as well as major themes, and has the pedagogical insight to communicate their subject knowledge and impact student learning. Opportunity earn a micro-credential, up to 26 PDUs, and 1 graduate credit.