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ERIC Number: ED503276
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 32
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-878520-07-4
Voices of Influence. Advancing High-Quality Teaching through National Board Certification[R]. An Update on National Board Certification and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards[R]
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
The National Board Certification movement is growing in size and influence, while helping to improve the performance of more students, teachers, and schools. This report reflects presentations, discussions, and follow-up interviews involving participants in the conference, "20/20: Clarifying a Vision for Quality Teaching," held October 22-24, 2007, at the Johnson Foundation Wingspread Conference Center in Racine, Wisconsin. Also included in the report are references to the Congressionally-mandated report, "Assessing Accomplished Teaching: Advanced-Level Certification Programs," by the National Research Council of the National Academies, and "Measuring What Matters: The Effects of National Board Certification on Advancing 21st Century Teaching and Learning," by the TeacherSolutions NBCT Team, Center for Teaching Quality. Among the strategies recommended by the Wingspread conference participants are to: (1) continue to increase the number and impact of National Board Certified Teachers nationally and particularly in high-need schools; (2) use National Board Certification to broaden the dialogue about what constitutes student learning and achievement--and how best to assess it--and to bring the perspectives of highly accomplished teachers directly into education and policy debates; (3) help principals better understand teaching and how to use NBCTs to change school culture; and (4) embed National Board Standards and assessments in the initial and continuing preparation of teachers. The Wingspread participants as well as the other reports repeatedly stressed that NBPTS is helping to improve teaching, teacher preparation, and the understanding of how highly accomplished teaching affects student learning. They agreed that NBPTS, working with NBCTs and supporters across the nation, can do more to share its knowledge, influence policy, and raise the movement's profile. This report is one of the most comprehensive sets of reflections to date on the progress of National Board Certification, its positive impact on education, and suggestions for growth and priorities in coming years.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: National Board for Professional Teaching Standards