Thursday, January 25, 2007

Teachers Tackle Their Own Extra Credit

In an article in the Washington Post National Certification Pays Off With Stipend And Stamp of Approval

...the process for national board certification is uniform across the country. Applications can take up to 400 hours to complete. Applicants must finish in-depth projects, assemble a portfolio that includes video of themselves teaching and take an online test. Fewer than half of applicants earn certification the first year they apply. The process aims to push teachers to adapt lessons for each child, analyze why certain methods work and reach out to colleagues and the families of students.
Click on the link above for the complete article.

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