Missouri National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
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).
The main purposes of this network include:
- To establish a collaborative network between Missouri NBCT's and those who support them
- To promote high and rigorous standards for accomplished teaching
- To promote teachers as leaders
- To recruit, retain, and facilitate all candidates with the NBC process
- To support and train NBC facilitators
- To organize recognition for those who achieve certification
- To advocate incentives for achievement with policy makers
- Establish a collaborative network between the Missouri NBCT's and those who support them
- Provide leadership positions for NBCT's (NBPTS Board, Network, etc.)
- Promotes NBCT's as leaders on statewide professional communities (Missouri Assessment Program, Missouri Advisory Council for Certification of Educators, Curriculum Planning, Success Teams, STARR Teachers, etc)
- Promote Missouri as a future scoring site for NBPT'S
- Provide Facilitator I, II, and III training
- Establish a list serve to allow members to communicate statewide
- Establish a list of common components in candidate facilitation
- Evaluate information workshops for increased recruitment
- Provide and evaluate effectiveness of pre-candidate workshops
- Provide and evaluate effectiveness of informational workshops
- Design support for all candidates
- Organize a recognition event with achievers, current NBCT's, and policy makers
- Advocate for educational issues and continued support for NBC
- Collect and analyze data for ongoing research to document impact of accomplished teaching (as evidenced by NBPTS certification) on student achievement.
- Encourage membership in this network by all professional educational organizations and state teacher organizations (Missouri American Federation of Teachers (AFT) affiliate, Missouri National Education Association (MNEA) affiliate, and Missouri State Teachers Association (MSTA)
- Establish and maintain NBC resource centers to be located in the Regional Professional Development Centers (RPDCs)
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:
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.
School Phone:___________________________School Fax:______________________
Please return the completed form to:
Missouri National Education Association
1810 East Elm Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101-4174