National Board Certified Teachers

National Board Certified Teachers

NBCT 2020

The Cartwright School District is proud to be a district that welcomes Nationally Board Certified Teachers because we believe that having these teachers in our classrooms elevates learning across the board. Charter schools in our area do not support NBCT’s. Currently, our district has 28 NBCT’s teaching in our schools. We plan to embrace more of these first-class instructors into our district in the future. How does one become an NBCT? The certification process is designed to collect standards-based evidence of accomplished practice. In all 25 certificate areas, candidates are required to complete four components.

Component 1: Content Knowledge

A computer-based assessment asks you to demonstrate your understanding of content knowledge and pedagogical practices for teaching your content area. You must demonstrate knowledge of developmentally appropriate content, which is necessary for teaching across the full age range and ability level of your chosen certificate area.

Component 2: Differentiation in Instruction

This classroom-based portfolio entry requires that candidates gather and analyze information about individual students' strengths and needs and use that information to design and implement instruction to advance student learning and achievement.

Component 3: Teaching Practice and Learning Environment

This is a classroom-based portfolio entry that requires video recordings of interactions between you and your students. You will also submit a written commentary in which you describe, analyze and reflect on your teaching and interactions with students.

Component 4: Effective and Reflective Practitioner

This portfolio entry requires you to demonstrate evidence of your abilities as an effective and reflective practitioner in developing and applying knowledge of your students; your use of assessments to effectively plan for and positively impact your students’ learning, and your collaboration to advance students’ learning and growth.

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