If you teach on the Waianae-Nanakuli Coast and are interested in joining a National Board Candidate Support Cohort, our first in person session will be Thursday, August 17 at the Maile Community Learning Center. Register now to reserve your spot! bit.ly/leewardNBCTcohort
Congratulations to Jonathon Medeiros, NBCT and Natalie Lalagos, NBCT, who were recognized as the 2023-2024 Hawaii Social Justice Educator Award Recipients!
Read more about their projects and inspiring work here: Highlighting Social Justice Educators Doing The Work!
You are an accomplished teacher; you have earned National Board Certification. Have you added ” ,NBCT” or your NBCT badge to your signature on your email and social media accounts?
If not, please do! It is an important tool to bring awareness to National Board Certification. This is not just for you, but for our profession!
National Board has made available a digital badge that accomplished teachers can use to tell the world that they’re an NBCT. We are proud of your accomplishment and hope you will share your success with others.
This week all new and renewed/maintained NBCTs will get an email from Credly – our vendor- with a link to get started. They’ll provide a link to create an account on Credly’s platform, where the digital badge can be accepted and managed. Be sure to visit the Help Page if you have questions.
If you do not receive an email from email@example.com by the end of this week, please contact us at NationalBoard@nbpts.org.
National Board Digital Badge FAQs
Q: What is a digital badge?
A: A digital badge is a web-enabled version of a credential or certification that is verified as being valid. Only verified NBCTs can display this digital badge.
Q: What are the benefits of a badge?
A: Representing your National Board certification as a badge gives you a way to share your certification online in a way that is simple, trusted and can be easily verified. Badges provide employers and peers with concrete evidence of what you had to do to earn Board certification.
Q: Who is Credly?
A: Credly is the National Board’s digital badge vendor. They work with organizations to provide digital credentials to individuals, worldwide.
Q: What if I don’t want my badge to be public?
A: You can easily configure your privacy settings online. You’re in complete control of the information about yourself that is made public.
Q: Is there a fee to use Credly?
A: No. This is a service we provide to you, at no cost.
Q: Where and how can I share my badge through Credly?
A: You can share your badge directly from the Credly platform to LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook; over email; embedded in a website or in your email signature.
Q: I have a question about the Credly platform. Where can I find support?
A: You can find answers to frequently asked questions on the Help Page.
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.
Are you a Hawaii NBCT currently working in a Hawaii School? Teacher Education programs in Hawaii have asked about YOU! Hawaiiʻs State Approved Teacher Education Programs (SATEPs) want to connect their candidates with Hawaii NBCTs for observation and student teacher placements. They recognize the expertise that NBCTs bring to the classroom.
Hawaiiʻs future teachers deserve mentors who are committed to their students, content knowledge experts, members of learning communities, responsible managers of student learning and reflective practitioners who strive to improve practice. With the honor and kuleana to grow emerging professionals, we invite all Hawaii NBCTs to consider this opportunity to inspire and be inspired by Hawaiiʻs future teachers.
All verified responses will be sent a surprise Hawaii NBCTs network logo item as a thank you.
Scan the QR code or go to https://bit.ly/3tsWQsO to complete the quick survey!