Aloha and Happy Holidays! If you achieved certification in December 2020, be sure to check your DOE email (the one ending in k12.hi.us) for information regarding the reimbursement process. #808nbcts #NBCTstrong
NEWLY CERTIFIED NBCTs: The DOE will send an email with instructions, guidelines, sample documents, and the form required for the $1900.00 reimbursement to all eligible newly certified DOE teachers by mid to late next week. Please ensure your mailing address is current and up-to-date in the DOE system; an outdated address causes delays in the reimbursement process. Contact your school’s SASA for the change of address form if a change is needed. Check your DOE email regularly for updates.
PCS teachers should inquire directly with their school administration for the reimbursement policy and procedures.
ADVANCED CANDIDATES: The $1500.00 reimbursement for those who completed all 4 components but did not certify will be processed soon. If you requested that NBPTS not share information with third parties, you may wish to update your NBPTS account and allow third party data sharing. Our network will share the names of candidates who may be eligible for reimbursement with the DOE who will then share the instructions and forms for reimbursement. If your name is not included, you will need to contact the DOE directly for information after the holidays.
We are excited and proud to announce Hawaii’s Newest NBCTs! (This December announcement will be followed by a February 2021 announcement for those with the COVID-19 extended deadline.)
Hawaii National Board Candidates: Scores are posted!
Congratulations to all checking their accounts today! Whether you certified today or will certify in the future, you have stepped up to provide evidence that you are an accomplished teacher. Best wishes and please share your news with us!
A virtual gathering for educators by educators
The Hawaii State Teachers Association’s SHiNE (Supporting Hawaii’s New Educators) Committee is hosting an educator-led conference to share our best practices and innovations and provide each other with support.
This conference will be held via Zoom on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021, and is open to all members as both presenters and participants.
Presentations should run approximately 35–45 minutes, and can address distance learning techniques, innovative and useful apps or other digital tools, classroom management, and more.
If you are interested in presenting, please submit your idea here by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020.