Welcome to the WEA National Board Jump Start & Renewal Information Page
Registration for the 2015 summer Jump Start seminars is NOW OPEN!
Eastside - WSU, Spokane Campus
REGISTER: 4-Day and 2-Day Jump Starts: June 22-25 or June 24-25, 2015
REGISTER: 1-Day Renewal Jump Start: June 24, 2015
West Side - Cavelero Mid High School, Lake Stevens
REGISTER: 4-Day or 2-Day National Board Jump Start: July 27-30 or July 29-30, 2015
REGISTER: 1-Day Renewal Jump Start: July 29, 2015
*New National Board candidates must be registered with NBPTS to attend.
Why a National Board Jump Start?
In a conversation with some seasoned NBCT candidate support group facilitators, the following question came up: "If you had the luxury of several days to work with National Board candidates before they started the certification process, what things do you think would be most helpful to them?" We think you'll like their answer. Jump Start seminars are designed to provide National Board candidates with important information about the certification process, time to examine component and Assessment Center requirements, the opportunity to plan how to meet requirements, and time to collaborate, gather resources and information needed to pursue certification - all in a supportive, constructive, and collegial environment.
What is National Board Jump Start?
Jump Start is an intensive seminar geared for teachers pursuing National Board Certification in 2015-16. Jump Start offers the following academies:
National Board Jump Start participants can choose from 1 of 2 options for attendance: (Option 3 cancelled 6/12 due to low attendance)
NOTE: We highly recommend Option 1, which is the full, four-day Jump Start for all teachers new to the process. This full, four-day option will front load all information necessary to help a teacher decide their National Board Certification path; decide which components to pursue during each year of candidacy enabling the candidate to dig deeply into the components for this yea, and to preview and pre-think the components that a teacher may choose to take in subsequent years. (Click here for Academy Option Descriptions)
OPTION 1: For teachers BRAND NEW to the National Board Process
Attend all four (4) days of Jump Start
*Includes all academies above and time to work with a National Board Certified Teacher in your certificate area on the last day.
Member cost: $200 ($50 per day); Non-member cost: $800 ($200 per day)
OPTION 2: For teachers who need only Component 3 and who have completed Component 1 and 2.
This option requires prior participation in “Foundations” either through Jump Start (summer 2014) or in National Board support cohort.
Attend two (2) days of Jump Start
*Includes C3 and C3 Working academies above and time to work with a National Board Certified Teacher in your certificate area on the last day.
Member cost: $100 ($50 per day); Non-member cost: $400 ($200 per day)
Q. Is financial assistance available?
- Yes, a limited number of scholarships are available to WEA members who have a demonstrated need for financial assistance. Please note that scholarships are intended for WEA members only who do not have additional support from their schools, districts or associations. It is only under very unique circumstances that we will award a scholarship covering the full registration amount; most scholarships are partial grants and recipients will still be expected to personally pay some portion of the registration fee.
Click here to apply for financial aid.
Up to 36 Clock Hours are available for the National Board Jump Starts (Based on in class time, preparation work and homework during seminar); Clock Hour fees are waived for these seminars. See details below.
Questions? Click here for full details
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