July 22–24 — Jump Start! Training


SDEA is offering those in becoming a National Board-Certified Teacher the opportunity to participate in Jump Start.  The two-day training will be July 22–24 at the Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center in Oacoma.   Jump Start is early support for those who have registered as candidates with the National Board and have selected their certificate area. It is the first piece in a continuum of professional learning; one that ideally includes year-long candidate support. Jump Start’s core beliefs and structure dovetail with the philosophy behind the National Board’s Professional Learning Facilitator (PLF) materials. Jump Start is candidate centered, builds a professional learning community, and focuses on the skills, knowledge, dispositions, and strategies needed to be successful in the National Board Certification process. We believe candidates are masters of their own National Board journey. The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards holds up Jump Start as the best training out there to prepare NBCT candidates for the process of certification.

NEA National Board Jump Start is a comprehensive seminar designed to provide National Board candidates important information about the certification process, time to examine component and Assessment Center requirements, the opportunity to plan how to meet requirements, and time to collaborate, gather resources and information needed to pursue certification — all in a supportive, constructive, and collegial environment.

Graduate Credit or Continuing Education Hours: Jump Start will be available for either 16 CEU hours or one graduate credit through the University of Sioux Falls (pending). The cost for the credit is $45.

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