July 19–20 — Jump Start Training


SDEA is offering the opportunity to participate in Jump Start 2023 to teachers, counselors, and administration that are interested in becoming National Board Certified. The two-day training will be July 19–20, 2023 at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites at Empire Mall in Sioux Falls.

Jump Start is early support for those who created their National Board of Professional Teaching Standards account (, paid the annual $75 registration, selected their certificate area, and shared contact information with Third Party Agencies. That is us! It is the first piece in a continuum of professional learning; one that includes candidate support throughout the 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 components 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.

SDEA is covering Jump Start registration cost for members. Non-Members will be billed $175 registration fee and hotel costs should they need lodging after registering. SD DOE will reimburse non-members for the registration and hotel fees after successful completion of the Jump Start training.

Graduate Credit: Jump Start will be available for either one graduate credit through Augustana University (pending). The cost for the credit is $50.