National Board Certificate ~
What is facilitation anyway? Why join a cohort?
Your facilitator can:
-Provide structures and differentiated lessons that guide your through candidacy
-Provide structures for feedback on videos and entries
-Support and follow the ethics all candidates agree to when enrolling in the process
-Remind candidates that their standards, instructions, and requirements are all their own responsibility. 1-800-22TEACH and the www.boardcertifiedteachers.org website are the only truly reliable resources.
-Read your best, nearly final, draft of each entry and provide structured feedback
-Start and stop meetings on time
Your facilitator can’t:
-Rate you on the rubric or predict whether you will certify
-Hold the cohort back because some candidates are not prepared; differentiation at that point will mean independent work to catch-up
You need to know:
-This process may require changes to your practice; these changes are for the better.
-This process is now designed for candidates to finish over the course of several years. During the phase in, candidates cannot finish in one year.
-Your facilitator’s feedback is no more informed than your cohort peers’, but it is more trained. Please provide each other your best critical perspective.