ERIC Number: ED468737
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
The Charlotte Collaborative: Working Together...To Recognize Accomplished Teaching.
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Arlington, VA.
This report describes the work of the Charlotte Collaborative, a partnership between North Carolina's Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS), the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and Johnson C. Smith University. The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) chose CMS to develop a model for other school systems to use in order to increase the number of NBPTS certified teachers (NBCTs). The report describes how the Charlotte Collaborative is a catalyst for change, then introduces the NBPTS and National Board Certification. It explains how the Charlotte Collaborative promotes better teaching, learning, and schools, with teachers helping teachers within learning communities as they pursue NBPTS certification. The report profiles three NBCTs, discussing their motivation for certification and how they use their skills. It explains how the Collaborative promotes partnerships for success by encouraging teachers to pursue NBPTS certification and offering them support. It notes that research on the effectiveness and benefits of NBPTS certification is positive, and parents also agree that NBCTs make a difference in their children's lives. The Collaborative works to impact higher education by focusing on teacher preparation at the college level. The report concludes with a listing of NBCTs in CMS. (SM)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Corporate Support, Educational Improvement, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, National Standards, Partnerships in Education, Teacher Certification, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Improvement, Teaching Skills
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, 1525 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 500, Arlington, VA 22209. Tel: 800-228-3224 (Toll Free). For full text: http://www.nbpts.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Miami, FL.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Arlington, VA.