AGENDA

agenda
Wednesday, July 21st
11:00AM - 12:00PM ET
12:30PM - 1:30PM ET
2:00PM - 3:00PM ET
3:30PM - 4:30PM ET
4:45PM - 5:15PM ET
Keynote
Julianna Urtubey, NBCT, 2021 National Teacher of the Year


Join the daily Keynote session to be recharged and inspired.  Each will set the tone for a strong path forward from a challenging year.  A panel of educators will follow the keynote in conversation around the topic.
Core Connections: Implementing and Supporting Equity in Education
Anti-racist Practices in Schools
Sharif El-Mekki

Participants will gain foundational understanding of anti-racist practices in schools and provide guidance for educators who want to embed antiracist practices into their classrooms, schools, and districts.
Advocacy and Teacher Leadership
Advocating for What You and Your Students Need
Ja’Net Blackman and Chanda Ferguson, NBCT

Participants will learn effective advocacy strategies at the school, district and state level. Strategies will include solutions oriented communications with decision makers, evidence based requests, and more.
Navigating Your National Board Journey
Getting Started on Your National Board Journey

Rodrigo Rodriguez-Tovar, NBCT and Lisa Clarke, NBCT

This session will provide an overview of the essential resources and tools for teachers considering or pursuing Board Certification. Participants will leave the session with support resources and planning tools to map their journey through Board Certification.
Social Hour

Join other National Board Academy attendees to reflect on the day’s sessions.
Thursday, July 22nd
11:00AM - 12:00PM ET
12:30PM - 1:30PM ET
2:00PM - 3:00PM ET
3:30PM - 4:30PM ET
4:45PM - 5:15PM ET
Keynote
Secretary Cardona, U.S. Secretary of Education, USDOED and School Ambassador Fellows

Join the daily Keynote session to be recharged and inspired.  Each will set the tone for a strong path forward from a challenging year.  A panel of educators will follow the keynote in conversation around the topic.
Core Connections: Implementing and Supporting Equity in Education
Humanizing Personalized Learning
Paul Emerich France, NBCT

Participants will learn strategies and guidance for personalized learning and centering a deeper sense of collective humanity.
Advocacy and Teacher Leadership
Teacher Leaders as Advocates
Dolores Cormier-Zenon, NBCT and  Benjamin LeGrand, NBCT

In this session, participants will learn to leverage their expertise as teacher leaders in order to expand their impact as advocates. SKills will include social media as an advocacy tool, partnering for success, and more.
Navigating Your National Board Journey
Connecting the Dots - Standards, Rubrics, and Prompts

Tammy Kirkland, NBCT and Heavenly Montgomery, NBCT

This session will explore strategies for connecting the dots between your National Board Standards and your Component specific prompts and rubrics. Participants will leave with tools to use all the way through their National Board work - from planning through understanding your score.

Social Hour

Join other National Board Academy attendees to reflect on the day’s sessions.
Friday, July 23rd
11:00AM - 12:00PM ET
12:30PM - 1:30PM ET
2:00PM - 3:00PM ET
3:30PM - 4:30PM ET
4:45PM - 5:15PM ET
Keynote
Richard Culatta, CEO International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)


Join the daily Keynote session to be recharged and inspired.  Each will set the tone for a strong path forward from a challenging year.  A panel of educators will follow the keynote in conversation around the topic.
Core Connections: Implementing and Supporting Equity in Education
Empowering Educators to Facilitate Conversations on Equity and Anti-racism
Teach to Change Collaborative: Jordan Hohm, Rachel Brick, Arnetta Thompson, NBCT, Jaci Fabian, NBCT, and Alex Parker

Participants will be introduced to tools and strategies for engaging in conversations surrounding equity and anti-racism in their schools.
Advocacy and Teacher Leadership
Advocacy with Allies
John Allen and Krista Mercum

Participants will learn the power of collaboration with allies outside of the education circle.  Learn to build and maintain relationships with stakeholders who can advance your agenda and improve your impact.
Navigating Your National Board Journey
Maintaining your National Board Certification:

Geraldine Duval, NBCT, Melissa Pearce, NBCT, Melissa Shields, NBCT, and Tanya Hill, NBCT

This session will provide an overview of the essential resources and tools for NBCTs interested in maintaining their National Board Certification. Participants will leave the session with support resources and planning tools to map their MOC journey. 

Social Hour

Join other National Board Academy attendees to reflect on the day’s sessions.