Gates Program

Description of Service:

The NB2B (National Board to Be) Program is funded through a Gates Grant. So there is no cost associated with participation in the program. The purpose of this program is to introduce pre-service teachers (college seniors) early service teachers (teachers with 1-3 years of experience) to behaviors and procedures that will be expected if and when they choose to pursue National Board Certification.

Monthly sessions will be held from August through April. The sessions will be facilitated by National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) from the surrounding area.

The Fall sessions will cover the Five Core Propositions on which National Board Certification is based. These sessions will also include viewing video-taped lessons of teachers who certified.

The Spring sessions will concentrate on the National Board Standards and how the Five Core Propositions look in the classroom of the participants. Participants will be invited to share video-taped lessons of their classrooms to be critiqued using the National Board Standards.