Accomplished Teaching- National Board Certification Renewal, Spring 2019

Course Number: EDU 5515 C12
Instructor: Juliette Longchamp
Location: Online
Dates and Times: January 15 – May 15, 2019
Credits: 3 Graduate Credits
Tuition: $1,800

Note: Please register with the VT-NEA. The VT-NEA will then give you the link to Castleton's online registration form. Payments are payable and due to VT-NEA.

Course Description


Accomplished teaching, as outlined by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) is recognized by NBPTS by achieving National Board Certification. Accomplished teachers continually grow throughout their profession and the National Board renewal process requires teachers to document, analyze and reflect on their growth as an educator in four areas identified by the candidate. This class will support NBCTs through this process leading to National Board renewal.

Course Description:

This course supports National Board Certified teachers (NBCTs) through the renewal process. Through a review of the Five Core Propositions, Standards for Teaching, three types of writing, theories of leadership, and best practices within content areas, NBCTs create their Profile of Professional Growth and submit it to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and achieve renewal of their National Board Certification.

Course Objectives/Goals


  • Define, identify, and practice the three types of writing: descriptive, analytical, and reflective.
  • Review, critique, and provide constructive feedback to others
  • Research best practices related to teaching content
  • Understand and apply the Five Core Propositions to teaching and learning
  • Research and understand teacher leadership styles as it relates to the candidate's profile of professional growth.
  • Analyze and reflect on teaching practices utilizing video from classroom practice.
  • Complete the four components required of the Profile of Professional Growth as outlined by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

Course Expectations

Content Outline:

Class 1: October Date will vary by location – 4-7 pm- 3 hours
1. Overview of National Board Certification
2. Understand the Five Core Proposition 
3. Discuss the Teaching Standards for teacher-specific content area
4. Jump-Start Component 4 - Read the requirements of the components submitting for the year
5. Student Release Forms
6. Create a personal schedule
7. Ed Communities Registration

Content Outline:
I. Class one: January 15th 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm (online)
a. Review the components of the Profile of Professional Growth
b. Review and discuss the Five Core Propositions and Teaching Standards
c. Review and discuss the three types of writing required in the Profile of Professional Growth
d. Brainstorm areas for inclusion in PPG #1
e. Create Draft of PPG #1
f. Quality Video Taping
g. Set up communities
II. Class two: January 29th 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm (online)
a. Discuss PPG #2 and the class for videotaping
b. Discuss options for PPG#3 (Video or student work)
III. Offline Work- January 29th – March 5th (Approximately 30 hours)
a. Videotape Classes for Component #2 and post on communities (date-stamped 10-minute video)
b. Watch and comment on peer video
c. Gather evidence for Component #3. If a video is used, post video for peer comment
d. Gather resource material for components #2 and #3
e. The second draft of component #1
f. Read and comment on peer component #1
IV. Class three: March 5, 2019 – 6:30pm – 8:00 pm (online)
a. Review and check Status on PPG #1-3
b. Discuss Final Reflection PPG #4
c. Use communities to post for feedback and provide feedback for PPGs 1-3.

V. Remaining Choice Classes (minimum of two) 2/20, 2/23, 2/25, 2/26, 3/2, 4/15, 4/16, 4/26, 4/27, 5/3, 5/4, 5/14, 5/15 – 16 hours
a. Finalize all components of the renewal process

Primary Methods of Instruction: Direct Instruction- 24 hours, Online work-21 hours

Other Information


  • Read and reflect on readings related to teacher leadership and best practices in teaching content.
  • Provide feedback to peers on all components of the renewal process
  • Component #1: Select four areas of professional growth and write a “Professional Growth Experiences” (PGE) entry. PGEs must include current content and/or pedagogical knowledge as well as the acquisition of effective and appropriate use of technology, and be ongoing, varied, and multifaceted. They must reflect NBCTs continuous commitment and contributions to the professional activities that ultimately have an impact on student learning.
  • Component #2: Choose one of the PGEs featured in Component 1 and prepare a video recording of classroom teaching in the same content and developmental level as the original National Board Certification. Video and written analysis must demonstrate student learning in an environment that ensures equity of access, promotes an appreciation of diversity and demonstrates certificate-specific content knowledge.
  • Component #3: Candidate will demonstrate the application of a second PGE featured in component 1. Component 3 offers several options: the candidate may choose to create a 6-minute video recording of their teaching practice with pre-K–12 learners or with professional colleagues, or they may choose to feature learner work samples from one or more learners. The basis for this component must be a different PGE than was used in Component 2 and must demonstrate either a direct or indirect impact on student learning.
  • Component #4- Analyze the connections and patterns among all three components of your PPG as an educator, focusing on challenges encountered as well as discuss plans for continued professional growth and efforts that will have an impact on student learning.


  • Written Components – 75%
  • Peer Feedback – 15%
  • Readings/Reflections/Discussions- 10%

For additional course and registration information

Juliette Longchamp
(802) 223-6375

Register online now!