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Scores are Posted!

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.

Pre-Candidacy Course!

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!  

Congratulations Renewed NBCTs!

Hawaii Renewed NBCTs Class of 2020


A new group of Hawaii teachers are now officially renewed National Board Certified Teachers. Congratulations! Your commitment to teaching your students is valued! #TeamNBCT #NBCTStrong #808NBCTs

MOC Webinar/Renewal

Ready to renew your NBCT status? Learn about Maintenance of Certification and how to get started during this NBPTS webinar:

Topic: Maintenance of Certification
Description: Learn about Maintenance of Certification and how to get started.
Time: Oct 28, 2020 01:00 PM Hawaii Time

Register now! https://nbpts.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GRBaUKpORdePTIym8klYKA

2021 Score Release Dates Announced!

Candidates Check your email for more information regarding score release!
Due to the flexible options offered in light of COVID-19 impacts, there are multiple score release dates:

First Renewal Score Release: October 31, 2020
First Certification Score Release: December 12, 2020 
Second (Combined) Certification and Renewal Score Release: February 27, 2021

The date your specific results will be released depends both on when your portfolio material was submitted and when you completed Component 1 testing (for initial certification candidates). 

Initial Certification Candidates
You will receive scores on December 12, 2020, if you:

  • Completed the Component 1 test by July 15, 2020 and/or 
  • Submitted components by June 12 and 
  • Did not submit any components after June 12

You will receive scores on February 27, 2020, if you:

  • Completed the Component 1 test after July 15 and/or 
  • Will be submitting or have submitted a component after June 12 but by October 16

Renewal Candidates

  • You will receive scores on October 31, 2020, if you submitted the Renewal Profile of Professional Growth by June 12.
  • You will receive scores on February 27, 2021, if you will be submitting or have submitted your Profile of Professional Growth after June 12 but by October 16.

Hawaii NBCTs Website!

We now have a network website!  
You will find resources for new candidates, current NBCTs, and community supporters.  Please visit the site and look around!  There are photo albums from our last two events before the lockdown and a directory with all Hawaii NBCTs listed by certificate area.  If you have questions or suggestions for other things to include, please let me know.  
Please join us again by completing our new membership form.  Going forward this new database will be the one we use to communicate with you and keep you informed of upcoming opportunities.
Thank you all so much for your continued support of National Board Certification.  Please share this information with other NBCTs, Candidates and Future Candidates that you know.  Some current members did not get an email with this information because their email address changed or wouldn’t accept a mass mailing.

Together we are NBCT Strong!

Register Now for 2020-2021 Candidate Support!

Our National Board cohorts have begun! If you’re interested, be sure to register soon to get into the cohort of your choice!

Cohorts meet will meet 7 times over the course of the school year for two hour sessions. You will have the opportunity to learn, ask questions and share your journey with a supportive trained professional learning facilitator.

Nā Kumumana‘o Pa‘ a ‘Elima

The 5 Core Propositions are the heart of National Board Certification. Thank you, Makamae Naipa, for providing a translation into Hawaiian for us. It was an honor to visit your school and meet you. Look at what Peggy Brookins, NBPTS President and CEO tweeted when she was in Hawaii!

Hawaii Teacher Standards Board