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11:00AM - 12:00PM ET

Connect, Reflect, and Reimagine: Keynote Conversations

Cultivating Community: Teacher Leadership & Advocacy

Cultivating connection and community in diverse teaching and learning contexts is key to creating and fostering a sense of belonging, inclusion, and teacher and student agency. Join education leaders, Teena Hine (OutTeach), Whitney Aragaki, NBCT (2022 Hawai’i Teacher of the Year), and Tan-A Hoffman, NBCT (Bureau of Indian Education NBCT Network) as they share how they partner and collaborate with community and organization leaders in advocacy of enriched teaching and learning experiences in schools throughout the country.

12:30PM - 1:30PM ET

Equity at the Core

How did you establish a safe, fair, equitable, and challenging learning environment for all children?

Using a lens of centering students through joy driven pedagogy that values student and community voice, we will engage in reflection about the heart of equity: our students’ humanity. Listen to educators share about how they’ve learned to listen to students’ needs, identities, hopes, and dreams to facilitate learning that answers this question that stumps many National Board candidates. 

2:00PM - 3:00PM ET

Advocacy and Teacher Leadership

Building Your Skills as a Policy Advocate

Are you ready to use your expertise to become a policy advocate? Are you wondering how to get started? Come to this session and hear how other teachers have made the leap to becoming advocates for policies that serve their students and the profession.

3:30PM - 4:30PM ET

Navigating Your National Board Journey

Exploring National Board Certification

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. ​

4:45PM - 5:15PM ET

Social Hour

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

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