Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Advocacy Panel Discussion

Recognized as the gold standard in teacher certification, the National Board believes higher standards for teachers means better learning for students.

The founding mission of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is to advance the quality of teaching and learning by: 
  • maintaining high and rigorous standards for what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do;
  • providing a national voluntary system certifying teachers who meet these standards;
  • advocating related education reforms to integrate National Board Certification in American education and to capitalize on the expertise of National Board Certified Teachers.  (Taken from http://www.nbpts.org)
Join us at 10:15-11:15 AM during our conference on Saturday, January 24, 2015, in Room 110 as the following panelists discuss advocacy with facilitator, Valerie Johnson.  

  • Dr. Alison Grizzle, 2014 Alabama Teacher of the Year, currently holds a position with the Alabama State Department of Education as an Education Specialist in the Department of Teaching and Learning in the Educator Effectiveness Section. Previously, Alison taught mathematics for 15 years in Birmingham City Schools, serving students from the Ensley and Pratt City communities.
  • Andrew Maxey is the principal of Rock Quarry Middle School. He spends a good bit of his time thinking, talking and writing about grading, leadership, and the powerful use of technology in education.
  • Michelle Accardi is a renewed NBCT and Director of State Policy and Outreach for NBPTS.

Registration information:
  • If you would like to be a member of the Alabama NBCT Network, but cannot attend the conference, dues are $25.
  • If you want to join or renew your membership AND attend the conference, the fee is $100.
  • If you submitted a proposal to present a concurrent session and was accepted, you and one co-presenter that was listed on the proposal will pay your membership dues of $25. You and your one co-presenter will receive free conference registration.
  • You can pay dues and/or register online now.
We look forward to seeing all educators, administrators, and preservice teachers at our conference.  You do not have to be an NBCT to attend.

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