AGENDA

Monday, July 20th
10:00AM - 11:00AM ET
11:30AM - 12:30PM ET
1:00PM - 2:00PM ET
2:30PM - 3:30PM ET
Candidate Orientation
Nuts and Bolts of National Board Certification
Faiza Alam, NBCT and Dr. LaTonya Barnes, NBCT
This session will provide overview of the essential resources and tools for Board Certification for National Board candidates and those considering candidacy. Participants will learn more about the 5 Core Propositions, National Board Standards, Rubrics, 3 Types of Writing, and Atlas 4 Candidates.
Mobilization and Advocacy
Developing Strategies for Awareness and Advocacy
Dr. Kristen Alana Antoine-Morse, Dr. Dolores Cormier-Zenon, NBCT, Lauren Jewett, NBCT, and Dr. Benjamin LeGrand, NBCT
This session will provide participants an introduction to action planning as well as offering an overview of potential policy and awareness activities, and goals for the coming year This session will include templates for building data informed policy and awareness communications actions.
Candidate Support Providers
Going Virtual: Transitioning Facilitator Trainings to Virtual
Linda Bauld, NBCT and Kelly Garofalo, NBCT
This session will provide candidate support program leaders strategies, tips and tools for both developing and hosting virtual training for National Board Professional Learning Facilitators.
Equity and Social Justice in Education Plenary
Social Justice, Diversity, and Equity in Education

 

Featured Speakers: Peggy Brookins, NBCT and Michelle Jean-Paul
Host: Dr. Tonia Holmes-Sutton, NBCT
How are we advocating for our children?  Michelle Jean-Paul, public school principal, challenges us to examine the role we play in social resistance and our promotion and advocacy of social justice and equity in education. Jean-Paul’s Three Modes of Social Resistance: Disruptors, Infiltrators, and Survivors provide a frame through which we assess our identity and activism along a continuum of social resistance.
4:00PM - 5:00PM ET
Core Connections: Blended and Virtual Learning
Transitions: Traditional to Remote to Blended Learning
Tami Fitzgerald, NBCT and Michelle Accardi, NBCT
As traditional teaching is challenged, many are moving to varying degrees of online instruction. It’s time to get organized.  This session will focus on what to keep, what to change and how to get it organized with a variety of models for blended learning.
Tuesday, July 21st
10:00AM - 11:00AM ET
11:30AM - 12:30PM ET
1:00PM - 2:00PM ET
2:30PM - 3:30PM ET
Candidate Orientation
Component 2
Dr. Doretha Allen, NBCT and Margaret Arlauskas, NBCT
The session will provide an overview of Component 2 for National Board Certification. Participants will also learn some strategies and tools to support their Component 2 work.
Mobilization and Advocacy
Building Partnerships for Funding, Awareness and Advocacy with Associations, Community Organizations and Others
Rebecca Palacios, Ph.D., NBCT
and Alyssia Palacios-Woods, CFRE
We are stronger together.  This session will include examples of successful partnerships resulting in resources and capacity growth and local community organization funding.  Participants will have an opportunity to begin planning an ally strategy for their work.
Candidate Support Providers
Transitioning to Virtual Candidate Support
Michael de la Torre, NBCT and Tammy Kirkland, NBCT
This session will provide candidate support program leaders strategies, tips and tools for developing virtual candidate support offerings with a focus on ethical support in a virtual setting.
Equity and Social Justice in Education Plenary
Disrupting Education: Advancing Social Justice and Equity in Schools

 

Featured Speaker: Sharif El-Mekki 

Host: Dr. Dolores Cormier-Zenon, NBCT

It’s time to disrupt education beyond reform! Sharif El-Mekki, leader and proud disruptor, will lead a discussion focusing on dismantling racism and oppression in our classrooms, addressing issues of social justice, equity, and policy and advocacy. How can we raise our voices and increase our visibility when calling out injustices in our schools? 

4:00PM - 5:00PM ET
Core Connections: Blended and Virtual Learning
Platforms, Tools, Applications: Oh My! Finding What Works
Amanda Zullo, NBCT and Frank Adamo, NBCT
Understanding classroom management systems, tools that work within them, video conferencing and communication options can be complex.  Participants will be presented with combinations that can be used to solve a variety of aspects of blended learning when used together.
Monday, July 27th
10:00AM - 11:00AM ET
11:30AM - 12:30PM ET
1:00PM - 2:00PM ET
2:30PM - 3:30PM ET
4:00PM - 5:00PM ET
Candidate Orientation
Component 3
Andrea Quintana, NBCT and Linda Yarbrough, NBCT
The session will provide an overview of Component 3 for National Board Certification. Participants will also learn some strategies and tools to support their Component 3 work.
Mobilization and Advocacy
Policy Wins- How To Do This In Your State
Leslie Anaya, NBCT, Barbie Ferguson, NBCT, and Maureen Torres, NBCT
Session will include examples of NBCT advocacy resulting in Policy advances and an opportunity to draft advocacy plans that incorporate successful strategies. Panelist will share strategies that can be deployed year round to increase successful advocacy during legislative sessions.
Candidate Support Providers
Best Practices: Building and Examining Data for Program Support
Peggy Brookins, NBCT, Donnie Dicus, NBCT and Kendall Waite
Learn more about tools and tips for evaluating the effectiveness of your candidate support program, as well as strategies for recruiting and supporting a diverse group of teachers.
Equity and Social Justice in Education Plenary
Infiltrating the System: Constructing Spaces for Critical Change

Featured Speaker: Olmeca

Host: Juliana Urtubey, NBCT

What is our responsibility, as educators, to infiltrate our infrastructures and systems of inequity? As an infiltrator, working to challenge and change the system,  “Olmeca is a stand-alone artist in how he can intersect various identities and demographies”. He will discuss building upon the assets of the community in advocating for social justice and critical change.
Core Connections: Blended and Virtual Learning
Starting School with Needs of Students, Parents and Teachers in Mind
Melissa Collins, NBCT and Joanna Schimizzi, NBCT
We know the value of social emotional learning for students, but as the year begins, we must be considering everyone involved.  Bloom before Maslow thinking will lead participants through approaches that pay attention to learning program design that addresses needs.
Tuesday, July 28th
10:00AM - 11:00AM ET
11:30AM - 12:30PM ET
1:00PM - 2:00PM ET
2:30PM - 3:30PM ET
4:00PM - 5:00PM ET
Candidate Orientation
Component 4
Jessica Jaeger, NBCT and Heavenly Montgomery, NBCT
The session will provide an overview of Component 4 for National Board Certification. Participants will also learn some strategies and tools to support their Component 4 work.
Mobilization and Advocacy
Moving Forward as an Advocate 
Hailey Snow
Session will include hints, tips and resources  from NBCT Champions for mobilizing and building your network or cohort to grow and support accomplished teaching.  Be inspired by NBCT Champions.
Candidate Support Providers
Embedding ATLAS into your Candidate Support Program
Marcia Foster and Sarah Yost, NBCT
All National Board candidates have access to 4 ATLAS cases that feature an authentic, unedited, 15-minute video clip of a Board-certified teacher in action and the written commentary. This session is designed to learn more about how you can incorporate ATLAS-video cases into your candidate support programs.
Equity and Social Justice in Education Plenary
Creating Equity-Centered Classrooms for All Students

 

Moderator: Dr. LaTonya Barnes, NBCT 

Host: Rodrigo Rodriguez, NBCT

Featured Panelist: Tanya Hill, NBCT, Tan-A Hoffman, NBCT, Kareem Neal, Christie Nold and Juliana Urtubey, NBCT

 

How do we center equity in every classroom for every student? This social justice panel will explore concepts of social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion and how the conceptualization of these impact our classroom and community environments. Panelists will discuss concepts of social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion and how the conceptualization of these impact our classroom and community environments. 
Core Connections: Blended and Virtual Learning
Designing Virtual Learning Experiences
Jamie Harvey, NBCT and Jada Reeves, NBCT
Let’s reimagine what learning can be given the opportunities of virtual learning. This session will help participants think about building a blended learning course with the best components to start the school year off organized and strong but flexible.
self-care and networking
Wednesday, July 22nd
11:00AM ET
5:00PM ET
Cross Network Partnerships
Annette Romano, NBCT and Evelyn Sanchez, NBCT
Let's capitalize on our expertise within our diverse network!  This session will provide an opportunity for National Board Networks to strengthen through collaboration with other networks to advance accomplished teaching, National Board certification and teacher leadership across the country.  Networks will develop and sustain a partnership with another network for mutual support in reaching their network goals. The session will include discussions on ways to identify our strengths and challenges and ways to help each other.  We will refer to the NBPTS Network Development Continuum in our discussion.
NEA Affiliate Network Mixer
Rowena Shurn
  Thursday, July 23rd
1:00PM ET
3:00PM ET
The Mindful Breath
Elizabeth Brown Davis, NBCT
The participants will engage in 2 types of breathing techniques to relax the body's nervous system.  The session will end with a guided meditation to "quiet the mind". The intention of the session is for the participants to have a strategy to desires during anytime of the day in their busy lives.
NB Network Leaders Meeting
Tami Fitzgerald, NBCT
Network leadership teams will hold our quarterly collaboration meeting.  National Board updates, communications, action plans, and yearly reports will be discussed.  Please join in to help us build a strong network of networks.