So, You Want to Become a National Board Certified Teacher

Workbook & Evidence Manual

by Jerry L. Parks



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/2/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 112
ISBN : 9781475935370
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 112
ISBN : 9781475935387

About the Book

After much success in its original format, “So, You Want to Become a National Board Certified Teacher: Workbook & Evidence Manual (Revised & Expanded QR Coded Edition)” provides for candidates an interactive opportunity to listen to the author elaborate and explain numerous helpful activities described in the original workbook. Also included in the new edition is a chapter dedicated the NBPTS Renewal process.

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: Workbook & Evidence Manual (Revised & Expanded QR Coded Edition)” was written to address just such a need.

This workbook is designed to be used alongside the author’s national bestselling companion guide: “So, You Want to Become a National Board Certified Teacher?” in either an individual or group workshop setting. In addition to the newly added QR codes, the workbook contains numerous worktables utilizing vital elements of NBPTS writing.

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 knowledge of entry requirements

• become familiar with, and be offered assistance in the NBPTS Renewal process

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 further graduate work at the University of Kentucky. He became a NBCT in 2002, is a regular conference speaker, and is the author of numerous books including “Teacher Under Construction: Things I Wish I’d Known”, “Help! My Child is Starting Middle School!” and “A Gilgamesh Play for Teen Readers”. He is a member of the USA-TODAY All-American Teacher Team, and the National Teachers Hall of Fame.