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Understanding Accomplished Teaching

Course Description: 

What does accomplished teaching look like in your field? This course offers an opportunity to explore the National Board standards written by and for teachers. Through interactive collaborative activities, you will analyze and reflect upon your teaching practice to develop a clearer picture of what you’re doing and what you need to do.  This is a critical first step for any teacher thinking of pursuing National Board Certification and for any teacher interested in long-term professional growth. You will come away from this course with a clear idea of your next steps in developing your accomplished teaching practice.

Note: Any teacher who completes this course, decides to pursue National Board Certification, and attend the NBRC Candidate Support program will receive a $200 discount towards their candidate support fees.

Keywords: national board professional teaching standards, NBPTS, National Board Certification, teaching practice, accomplished teaching

Audience: Designed for teachers of all grades and content areas

Dates & Times: Jul 31 - Aug 4, 2017

  • Mon | 10:00a - 4:00p
  • Tue - Thu | 9:00a - 4:00p
  • Fri | 9:00a - 1:30p
Format of Course: In-person at Stanford University with follow-up virtual learning communities throughout the school year


  • $750 (Individual)
  • $700 (Group - 3 or more teachers from the same school or district)
Units: 2 Status: Registration opens Tuesday, Jan 17, 4:00p PT

*Please note: The cost for this course includes morning coffee/tea service, lunch, and a reception. This cost does not include lodging or transportation. Please see the Festival Location, Lodging, & Transportation page.  

Connecting teachers from around the globe to share and grow in teaching excellence. This course is part of the Stanford Teaching Festival (STF). The STF aims to bring together teachers from varied classrooms and contexts worldwide. Teachers participate in a common, in-person, high-quality professional learning experience over the summer, and are provided with the resources, tools, and support to engage and grow with one another in meaningful learning communities throughout the school year.

Course Facilitators: 

Linda Bauld is the Director of the National Board Resource Center (NBRC) at Stanford University. In her role as Director, she administers the National Board candidate support program and acts as a resource to National Board support networks in California.  She also coordinates the center’s efforts to partner with the California Teachers Association and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in various projects that promote teacher leadership opportunities and act as a resource for teachers throughout California.