"Reflections on the journey to National Certification"
Welcome to Passing Notes. These are the musings and
mutterings of a harried
teacher working his way towards National
National Board for Professional Teaching
Standards (NBPTS) is an
organization of mostly teachers
who are dedicated to
advancing the teaching profession. Candidates
undergo a rigorous year of
professional development where they
complete a portfolio and take an
extensive exam. To be "Nationally
Certified" means that the
professional has been recognized
by his/her peers as an
educator who meets the highest standards
the profession has to offer.
Feel free to skip around the site.
I've included some information on
how I got involved in the NBPTS
program, how it works in Idaho,
some professional background
info, and a page of links covering
some of the sites I've found on
the WEB that deal with
"education reform" and "innovative teaching."
If you're thinking about applying for National Certification and
have questions about any aspect of
it, I would be glad to fill you
in on what I know. My E-mail
address is hyperlinked in the table
Thanks for stopping by and good luck.