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Missouri National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

Mission:

To advance the quality of teaching and learning by providing opportunities for a diverse group of educators and stakeholders to come together to advocate for accomplished teaching as defined in the nation standards established by National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS).

Purpose Statements:

The main purposes of this network include:

Activities:

How did this network get started?

An attempt was made in the spring of 2000 to begin a national board network in Missouri.  Governor Holden attended a meeting with several NBCT's, facilitators, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) staff, and other stakeholders to encourage them to help lobby the state legislatures to pass his bill supporting a state funded $5,000 stipend for NBCT's.  The effort to pass his legislation was unsuccessful during the next two legislative sessions and network momentum began to dwindle.

In the summer of 2003, with our NBCT's numbers nearly doubling each year, efforts to rebuild the network were revived.  Charter members of the Missouri NBPTS Network met in July and again in October of 2003 to complete the National Affiliates Application and Agreement forms necessary to become the Missouri Affiliate of the NBPTS.

Who is eligible for membership in the network?

Educators and stakeholders willing to work in collaboration with others to fulfill the mission and purpose as state above.  Currently network members include NBCT's, facilitators, RPDC leaders, DESE staff, association staff/leaders, college/university instructors, etc.  We need you!

Network meeting dates:

TBA

How do I become a charter member of the Missouri NBPTS Network?

Simply print out the form below and complete the information in its entirety.  You will be added to our membership roster and the Missouri NBPTS Listserv.  You will be assigned to an activity sub-committee and notified of meetings dates.

Name:________________________________________________________________

School Building/Office:____________________________________________________

Home Address:_________________________________________________________

School Phone:___________________________School Fax:______________________

Email Address:__________________________________________________________

Please return the completed form to:

DeeAnn Aull

Missouri National Education Association

1810 East Elm Street

Jefferson City, MO  65101-4174


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