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ERIC Number: ED512579
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 1-8785-2016-4
Profiles in Excellence: Wyoming. How a Foundation Launched a Statewide Collaboration to Improve Teaching through National Board Certification
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
Creating a statewide initiative to increase the number of National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) in Wyoming, a vast state with just over a half-million people, required many things-- private-public partnerships, the development of an extensive support network for candidates, and a statewide coalition of stakeholders. It also required a reliable car. The Ellbogen Foundation works to strengthen the quality of classroom teaching in Wyoming's public schools by increasing the number of NBCTs in the state. The choice to pursue National Board programs was a natural one based on evidence that effective teachers are the single most important school-level influence on student learning and findings from numerous studies showing National Board Certification's positive impact on student learning. This paper describes how the Wyoming National Board Certification Initiative (WNBCI) helped improve teaching in Wyoming.
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. 1525 Wilson Boulevard Suite 500, Arlington, VA 22209. Tel: 800-228-3224; Tel: 703-465-2700; Fax: 703-465-2715; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
Identifiers - Location: Wyoming