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 Please ensure your mailing address is current and up-to-date in the DOE system; an outdated address causes delays in the reimbursement process.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.
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.
HTSB is excited to announce that our National Board Pre-Candidacy Course has been approved and is now available in PDE3! This will be especially valuable to any early career teachers who are not yet eligible to begin their National Board journeys, but want to prepare. It is a 3 credit PD course! It will count for salary movement. The cost is listed at $80.00 but we have scholarships available for the pilot.
Here are the details:
National Board Pre-Candidacy Course: Purpose
This course is for educators who are thinking about applying for National Board Certification, those who want to learn more about the National Board Process, or those who simply want to understand more about their teaching practice. These sessions will provide participants with a deeper understanding of the National Board Standards, the Five Core Propositions, and the certification process identified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS).
This National Board Pre-Candidacy Course is a pilot course and will be limited to 30 participants.
Section Number: 303823
Section Title: Spring 2021 NB Pre-CandidacyDate: February 26, 2021 – June 24, 20213
Live Zoom Meetings: February 26, March 25, and May 27 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Portfolio Due Date: May 27, 2021
If interested, please should sign up as soon as possible by logging in to your DOE PDE3 accounts and joining the course waitlist here: https://bit.ly/NBpreSpring21.
The next step is to complete the registration: https://bit.ly/nbPCreg21.
Note: Participants who aren’t selected for the pilot will have the opportunity to reserve a spot in the next section prior to the public announcement for course enrollment. If you haven’t already updated your Hawaii NBCT Network membership, please do so! This link will take you to the network registration form. Stay well!