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JumpStart: A Good Way to Begin the National Board Journey

Course Instructors: 

Silver White is a National Board Certified Teacher who has extensive professional development experience working with elementary reading teachers as a literacy coach, a Reading Recovery trainer, and a support provider for National Board candidates. She works in the Berkeley Unified School District training new Reading Recovery teachers and offering continuing contact for those already practicing.

Course Dates: 
SSTI 2013
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Previous Courses
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JumpStart: A Good Way to Begin the National Board Journey - Designed for teachers at all levels
Jump Start is a four-day session for candidates for National Board certification. It is designed to help candidates understand the National Board’s view of accomplished teaching and the tasks through which candidates are asked to demonstrate it. The emphasis is on learning to identify evidence of accomplished practice and organizing and planning the candidacy year, including assembling the outline for the digital portfolio. Participants will learn how to read, interpret, and apply the National Board standards, as well as how portfolios can provide evidence that standards have been met. National Board certified teachers will offer advice on selecting topics for portfolio development, managing time needed to prepare the portfolio, and securing support during the process. By session’s end, participants will be ready to begin developing their own portfolios.