So, You Want to Become a National Board Certified Teacher: Workbook & Evidence Manual

A Candidate’s Guide to Successfully Passing the NBPTS Certification Process




Book Details

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Publication Date : 8/28/2009

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 100
ISBN : 9781440159794

About the Book

Becoming a National Board Certified Teacher is the highest achievement in the teaching profession. It also has to be one of the most rewarding.

While there are numerous guides to help NBPTS candidates prepare portfolios, candidates will find limited affordable published assistance which actually allows organization, and allows practice of what the process entails. “So, You Want to Become a National Board Certified Teacher: Wrokbook & Evidence Manual” was written to address just such a need.

“So, You Want to Become a National Board Certified Teacher: Workbook & Evidence Manual” is designed to be used alongside the author's national bestselling companion guide: “So, You Want to Become a National Board Certified Teacher?”. This workbook is designed to be used either individually, or in a group workshop setting, and contains numerous useable worktables containing the vital elements of NBPTS writing. The workbook is written in a casual, conversational manner, unlike other pedantic tomes which may only serve to confuse the busy candidate.

Using this workbook, the candidate will:

  • dissect, analyze, and apply the NBPTS Core Propositions to their own classroom
  • analyze and utilize the well-researched characteristics of Accomplished Teaching
  • practice the three writing forms required for NBPTS portfolios
  • annotate practice writing samples for accomplished writing features the NBPTS wants to see
  • help structure effective lesson plans and Documented Accomplishment models based on NBPTS guidelines
  • utilize practice tests to assess knowlege of entry requirements
Everything a candidate will need to be guided through the certification process is featured in this book.

About the Author

Jerry Parks earned B.S., M.A., & Ed.S degrees in education from Eastern Kentucky University, and completed additional graduate work at the University of Kentucky. He became a National Board Certified Teacher in 2002, and has received numerous “Teacher of the Year” honors at the local, state, and national level. He is a member of the USA-TODAY All-American Teacher Team, was recently inducted into the National Teachers’ Hall of Fame. He is a regular speaker at National Middle School Association conferences, and has served as a Regional Coordinator for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in the state of Kentucky. He is currently instructor of social studies at Georgetown Middle School in Georgetown, Kentucky. Dr. Parks’ other works include. “So, You Want to Become a National Board Certified Teacher?” “Mentoring the NBPTS Candidate: A Facilitator’s Guide” “Teacher Under Construction: Things I Wish I’d Known”, “Helpl! My Child is Starting Middle School!” “With Joseph in the University of Adversity: The Mizraim Principles”