Jump Start Series

OEA's National Board Jump Start is a comprehensive, multi-day seminar designed to provide National Board candidates with important information about the certification process, time to examine component and Assessment Center requirements, the opportunity to plan how to meet requirements, and time to collaborate, gather resources and information needed to pursue certification. All this happens in a supportive, constructive, and collegial environment led by Oregon and Washington National Board Certified Teachers.

There are six seminar modules that complete the full suite of the Jump Start Seminar series. (TSPC reimbursement for the cost of the Jump Start Seminar and participation in the OEA NBC Opportunity Grant require completion of a full suite of modules.).

Participants will receive 30 PDUs for completing a full suite of modules.

Full Suite of Jump Start Series

  • Foundations 1 (Introduction to National Board Standards, getting organized) Required before any other modules.
  • Component 1 (Content Knowledge)
  • Component 2 (Differentiation in Instruction)
  • Component 3 (Teaching Practice and Learning Environment)
  • Component 4 (Effective and Reflective Practitioner)
  • Foundations 2 (National Board Mapping, like certificate area meetings with NBCTs)

Cost: $75 for the full series (OEA members only)

  • Required to complete the entire full suite in the series
  • Required entry into course series (Foundations 1 course) must be done prior to any other modules
  • Select 1 of the options or each of the 5 modules (C1, C2, C3, C4, Foundations 2

Time/Date Options:

  • Foundation 1 - Introduction to National Board Standards, getting organized (Required before any other modules)
    • June 28 (8:30 am - noon)
    • July 26 (8:30 am - noon)
  • Component 1 - Content Knowledge
    • July 1 (1:00 - 4:30 pm)
    • July 29 (1:00 - 4:30 pm)
  • Component 2 - Differentiation in Instruction
    • June 28 (1:00 - 4:30 pm)
    • July 26 (1:00 - 4:30 pm)
  • Component 3 - Teaching Practice and Learning Environment
    • June 29 (8:30 am - noon)
    • July 27 (8:30am - noon)
  • Component 4 - Effective and Reflective Practitioner
    • July 1 (8:30 am - noon)
    • July 29 (8:30am - noon)
  • Foundation 2 - National Board Mapping
    • July 2 (8:30 am - 2:00 pm, includes lunch break)
    • July 30 (8:30 am - 2:00 pm, includes lunch break)
  • In-Person (will possibly become virtual)
    • Bend, OR - August 16-19, 2021 (9:00 am - 3:00 pm)
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