Navigate the certification process

  • WEA National Board Jump Start

    WEA Jump Start is a four-day comprehensive seminar 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 this happens in a supportive, constructive, and collegial environment.

    Here are the dates and locations for Jump Starts:

    4-day National Board Jump Start

    Member:  $250
    Non-Member:  $800

    June 25-28, 2018: Spokane, WA -- Event Full 

    July 30 - Aug. 2, 2018: Snohomish, WA  --Event Full

    July 30 - Aug. 2, 2018: Medford, OR (Partner event with Oregon EA) -- Registration Closed

    August 6-9, 2018: Portland, OR (Partner event with Oregon EA) -- Registration Closed

    August 13-16, 2018: Bend, OR (Partner event with Oregon EA) -- Registration Closed

    NOTE: If you are a WEA member and the $250 registration fee is a barrier to your participation, please email Jim Meadows to discuss options. Do not complete the registration and payment process.

    1-day National Board Renewal Jump Start

    Member:  $50
    Non-Member:  $250

    *Note: payment the Kirkland event is by check; payment for all other events is by credit card

    May 5, 2018: Kirkland, WA (Sponsored by Lake Washington EA) -- Event Full

    May 19, 2018: Kirkland, WA (Sponsored by Lake Washington EA) -- Event Full

    June 26, 2018: Spokane, WA -- Event Full

    June 27, 2018: Spokane, WA -- Event Full

    July 31, 2018: Snohomish, WA -- Event Full

    Aug. 1, 2018: Snohomish, WA -- Event Full

    Aug. 9, 2018: Portland, OR (Partner event with Oregon EA, hosted by WEA) -- Registration Closed

    Go here to find out more about the National Board process and to register as a National Board candidate.

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  • WEA National Board Home Stretch

    Home Stretch takes place just before the National Board portfolio is due, when candidates are getting ready to focus their attention on final revisions.

    The Home Stretch seminar is a one-day event consists of 

    • Peer Feedback on written commentary. Small like-certificate groups will meet with one NBCT Facilitator to read and provide standards-based feedback on the written commentary for Components 2, 3, or 4 using a protocol specially designed for use at WEA Home Stretch events.
    • Component One Preparation: In a small like-certificate group candidates will explore the selected response items, the constructed response exercises, and released items.
    • Supported Work Groups: Dedicated work time with available NBCTs who can answer questions and provide support. 
  • WEA National Board Renewal Jump Start

    WEA's National Board Renewal Jump Start is a 1-day training that prepares you for success in the National Board renewal process. Find out more about National Board Renewal. Renewal is a personal and public statement about your commitment to the profession and to your students.

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