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The SEVA NBCT Regional Network’s Fall Conference
National Board Certification:  The Gold Standard
Saturday, November 4, 2017 8:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.
Pearce Hospitality Suite, Batten Student Center
Virginia Wesleyan University
1584 Wesleyan Drive, Norfolk, VA 23502

This year’s conference offers opportunities for both NB Candidates and currently certified NBCTs.  National Board Certification offers educators enriching personal and professional growth.  We invite you to “dig for gold” by digging into the National Board process and your own practice.  

Initial & Advanced Candidate Sessions: This FULL day conference will include sessions for Initial and Advanced Candidates on unpacking the National Board Standards, getting organized, and writing strategies, as well as sessions addressing Component 2 (Differentiation in Instruction), Component 3 (Teaching Practice & Learning Environment), Component 4 (Effective & Reflective Practitioner).  Each session is designed to help candidates prepare to sift through National Board standards & guidelines as well as their own materials as they reflect on their practice. All participants will have the opportunity to network with colleagues, current NBCTs and Candidate Support Providers.   Most sessions repeat during the conference allowing participants to select the sessions which best suit their needs*.  FULL DAY only:  Registration includes continental breakfast & buffet luncheon.   SEVA Members $70; Non-Members $75 

For current NBCTs and Renewal Candidates**:  It’s time to dig deep and see how your National Board “gold” continues to enrich you personally & professionally.  Sessions offered for current NBCTs this year include training for those interested in supporting current candidates as an NBCT Facilitator, insights on how to grow your professional NBCT network, strategies for using Google Docs creatively in the classroom to impact student learning, and information about the process to renew your National Board Certification*. FULL DAY only:  Registration includes continental breakfast & buffet luncheon.   SEVA Members $70; Non-Members $75

*Sessions will be scheduled based on number of registrants requesting each topic.  Some sessions may be offered multiple times, and other sessions may be omitted from the program if there is not sufficient interest.

 ** If you achieved your National Board Certification in 2008 and 2009, this is your year to reflect and renew! (The 201718 school year is the 1st opportunity for 2009 NBCTs and the 2nd opportunity for 2008 NBCTs to renew.)  This session will review the components of the Profile of Professional Growth—the renewal process for all NBCTs certified prior to 2010. Even if it’s not quite your time to renew, consider joining us for the information to help you plan ahead.
All participants are asked to bring a laptop or other device capable of using Wi-Fi.  

Registration s received later than October 23 will incur a $10 late registration fee.  Registration closes October 30.  Walk-in participants will be accommodated as possible for registration + late fee of $15 (late registration + walk-in fee).
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Paper registration forms available by request only.