National Board Certification

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.

Current Opportunities: Micro-credential VLCs

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.

  • Nov. 4-Dec. 13

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.

  • Jan. 27-March 6 Register here!

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.

  • March 9-April 24

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.

  • April 27-June 5

Click here to learn more about micro-credentials.

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.