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As candidates pursuing National Board Certification, you are encouraged to reflect on current research and best practices in the field. Educational websites and journals have been identified as resources in this process.
For immediate questions regarding the portfolio process, candidates can call 1-800-22Teach or email using the "Candidate Inquiry Service" available on the NBPTS website.
For questions regarding local support or mentoring, call The Center for Teaching Excellence at 215-204-0557/0372 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“A Candidate’s Guide to National Board Certification”[pdf*] handbook is an excellent resource for candidates and those interested in the process. The handbook is a joint project of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the National Education Association(NEA), both supporters of National Board Certification.
“Tips for Completing Entry #4 Documented Accomplishments: Contributions to Student Learning” (Wisconsin Education Association Council).
The following books are available at the Paley Library and Harrisburg Library. The books are written to assist candidates in the certification process:
Accomplish Teaching: The Key to National Board Certification (2nd Edition)
Mary Ann Joseph
Navigating the National Board Certification Process:
A Step-by-Step Workbook for Teachers
Martha H. Hopkins
Publisher: Corwin Press
The National Board Certification Workbook, Second Edition:
How to Develop Your Portfolio and Prepare for the Assessment Exams
So, You Want to Become a National Board Certified Teacher?
Jerry L. Parks, ED.S., NBCT
How to Videotape
Videotaping Teaching & Learning A Visual Guide (NBPTS):
Writing for the National Board
Many chat rooms and boards have been set up around the country to provide mentoring and collegial support among candidates and NBCTS.