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Feel free to introduce yourself and learn about the Group's other members. Let us know if you are thinking about starting the National Certification process, are working on it currently, or already finished your Certification requirements. Please ask any questions and we'll do our best to get you some answers.

Hi everyone! My name is Alysia and I am the facilitator for this TeachAde group. We hope to get lots of great information to help those thinkig about National Board Certification, or for educators going through the process now. Please let me know if you are looking for any specific resources. Thanks. :)

August 19, 2009, 12:00 am [ report as inappropriate ]

Hi, Cindy Martin and I have my NBC in Early Childhood. I'm willing to help by answering questions. :)

August 19, 2009, 12:00 am [ report as inappropriate ]

Hi Cindy! Thank you so much for reaching out to the Group. And congrats on your Certification. :) Alysia

August 27, 2009, 12:00 am [ report as inappropriate ]

Hi, I would like to get a National Board Certification, but I am not sure of the benefits of it. I currently have a California credential. How do I pursue the national certification?

November 23, 2009, 12:00 am [ report as inappropriate ]

Hi there -- I apologize for the delayed response. There are several sites to check out to discover the process and timeline for getting your National Boards.

Here are a few:
Candidates Guide: http://www.nea.org/assets/docs/NBC_Candidate_Guide-09.pdf

Report: Is National Board Certification an Effective Signal of Teacher Quality?

As for the benefit, it seems to me that as more districts begin assigning salaries and compensation based on National Board Certification (as well as level of education and years of experience), it will soon be a necessity, rather than a "nice to have."

Feel free to contact Cindy Martin in this Group by clicking her avatar in the Group Member box below. She has her NBC in Early Childhood and I'm sure she can answer any of your questions.


December 7, 2009, 12:00 am [ report as inappropriate ]

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