Aloha Hawaii NBCTs,
December is an exciting month! We have the upcoming end of the semester and the holiday season. For NBCTs and Candidates, it’s also the month when scores are released and we get to welcome a new class of NBCTs into our circle of accomplished educators.
Score Release 2022 is this Saturday, December 10!
Please check Social Media and help us celebrate Hawaiiʻs newest and maintained NBCTs! As part of the celebration this Saturday, the National Board will be hosting an informal virtual gathering on December 10 at 1:00 PM ET (8:00 AM Hawaii time) when we’ll hear from Peggy Brookins, National Board President and CEO, and Carol Bauer, vice chair of the Board of Directors. We’ll also have a chance to contact newly certified NBCTs and help them celebrate via phone or social media. If you’re interested you can register for the virtual score release celebration on Saturday, December 10, at 8:00 AM HST.
UPCOMING EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR HAWAII NBCTs
- Hawaii NBCT Highlights: As part of our mission to raise awareness of the amazing work that NBCTs like you do in our schools we’d like to invite you to share some information about yourself through this Google Form and be included on our interactive map of local NBCTs. Weʻll be highlighting our Hawaii NBCTs throughout the year.
- NBCTs: Teacher Candidate Mentors:If you are a Hawaii NBCT currently working in a Hawaii School, Teacher Education programs in Hawaii want to hear from you! Hawaiiʻs State Approved Teacher Education Programs (SATEPs) recognize the expertise that NBCTs bring to the classroom and would like to connect their candidates with Hawaii NBCTs for observation and student teacher placements. Please complete our mentor interest survey (https://bit.ly/3tsWQsO) and share your expertise as an accomplished teacher with student teachers. Note: All verified responses will be sent a surprise Hawaii NBCTs network logo item as a thank you.
- #TeamNBCT Week: January 23-27
NBCTs across the country will celebrate #TeamNBCT Week January 23-27, 2023. Be ready to celebrate all NBCTs across the state and bring awareness to our profession as accomplished teachers. More details to come!
- Local National Board Celebrations: We’re gearing up to celebrate our new class of NBCTs and we hope that you’ll be able to join us for one of the in-person or virtual events that are being planned across the state including a ceremony, tentatively scheduled for February 1, 2023 at the State Capitol!
Thank you all for your commitment to our profession and education in Hawaii. I am honored to do this work with all of you.