NBPTSNational Board for Professional Teaching Standards
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The NBPTS Standards for Middle Childhood/Generalists are:
The NBPTS website offers this description: "The portfolio is designed to capture teaching in real-time, real-life settings, thus allowing trained assessors to examine how teachers translate knowledge and theory into practice.
TaskStream has a long track record of equipping K-12 and post-secondary institutions with the effective, time-saving tools and full support needed to assess and enhance the performance of educators and students alike," said Joan Auchter, Chief Program Officer and director of the NBPTS initiative.
So while the Excellence Commission had no organizational progeny to carry on its bloodline, the Carnegie task force sired a whole family of descendants, including NBPTS, INTASC, NCTAF, and a reenergized NCATE.
Last November NBPTS announced that 443 California teachers had achieved National Board Certification in 2004, bringing the statewide total to 3,081 - the most of any state in the union.
States and districts throughout the country are using system-wide collaborations to transform teaching and learning through NBPTS programs and NBCTs.
In addition, with the grant from the Gates Foundation, NBPTS will design and implement a three-year study to evaluate the efficacy of Take One
Comparison of the effects of NBPTS certified teachers with other teachers on the rate of student academic progress.
According to Clifton Smith, who heads the occupational studies department, the master's of education is being reconfigured to include more self-reflective activities that parallel those required in the NBPTS portfolio.
Pearson will collaborate with NBPTS to manage its advanced teacher certification program in 25 certificate areas that span 16 subject areas.
We consider such NBPTS standards to be critical foci for teacher inquiry during the program whether or not participants later choose to undertake the formal national certification process.
Ribbons will also be provided at convention for NBPTS certified teachers.