Thursday, March 21, 2013

We Need YOU!

One mission of the Alabama NBCT Network is to promote best educational and leadership practices among all Alabama educators and preservice teachers. We know that NBCTs have proven that they are leaders within the field of education. Our readership wants to hear from YOU! Do you have a lesson, strategy, or tool that has proven effective in positively impacting student learning? Have you found a way to bring about positive change within your school, district, or organization? We want to feature you on this blog. We know that the best professional learning comes from one another. Share your teaching practice. Please write a 500-1000 word description in a Word document outlining your practice and the impact that it has had on your students, school, community, organization, or district. Then email it to us as an attachment at We cannot wait publish the amazing things happening across Alabama.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Alabama Hill Day 2013

Dear Alabama NBCTs:

One mission of the Alabama NBCT Network is to reach out to our state legislature to build a strong foundation of support for all of us for the benefit of all of our students. With that goal in mind, we realize that many of our legislators may not know the impact that an NBCT can have upon student success. Who better to share this message than for us to meet with them face to face? Therefore, we are planning an Alabama Hill Day in Montgomery for Wednesday, April 17, 2013.

On our Hill Day, we will plan appointments with the legislators who make the policies that impact our ability to teach and provide our students with the best educational opportunities in our power. Our goal is let them know that by choosing to support teachers who pursue the National Board process, they are also choosing to provide Alabama students with the best education possible. Many of these legislators are the ones who supported the reinstatement of our National Board stipend. This will be an excellent opportunity to thank them for their support and encourage that support in the future.

If you are interested in joining us in Montgomery on Wednesday, April 17th, please email us at by Friday, April 5, 2013. We need to get an accurate count of participants so that we can schedule appointments and speak to as many legislators that day as time will allow. Once we receive your commitment via email, we will send you more details about the day.

You may be wondering what you can do if you are unable to physically attend Hill Day with us in Montgomery. You can still participate virtually. April 17th will be the perfect day to contact your local legislators via email, phone call, or social media outlets. This is our opportunity to let them know the importance of supporting National Board Certification and how it positively impacts student learning.

We hope you will join us on April 17, 2013 for Alabama Hill Day either physically in Montgomery or virtually. You can stay informed of all of Alabama NBCT Network’s activities through this blog, our Facebook Group, or our Twitter feed.

Let’s reach out to our legislators together and show them the power that NBCTs have in shaping the future of Alabama.

Alabama NBCT Network

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