NBCTApps: National Board Support Group

Appalachian State University has been recognized for the seventh consecutive year as the national leader for the number of alumni who are National Board Certified Teachers, with 2, 211 alumni having earned the national credential to date.

To help North Carolina educators achieve their National Board Certification through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, App State's Reich College of Education has created NBCTApps (National Board Certified Teacher-Apps) — a joint professional development program between RCOE's Public School Partnership and the state's Northwest Regional Education Service Alliance (NW RESA).

Through this program, National Board Certified App State alumni serve as mentors to NBCTApps participants, who are invited to attend quarterly support group sessions in which the alumni provide instruction, support and resources for educators completing the National Board Certification process. A total of 138 alumni are available to assist teachers.

Our 2023-2024 schedule of offerings includes:

This year, the Public School Partnership(PSP) and the NWRESA will sponsor four (4) Saturday National Board Workshops, consisting of a PD session at the beginning of the event, with work time provided with available mentors throughout the rest of the event. All sessions will be FREE to App State Alumni and PSP Members!

Saturday Workshop Dates, Locations, & Topics:

1) September 30th, Wilkes County Schools; PD Session: "Intro to the National Board Process and Connecting with Resources"

2) December 2nd, Catawba County Schools; PD Session: "Three Types of Writing for the National Board Process"

3) January 27th, Wilkes County Schools; PD Session: "Panel of NBCTs and Video Tips"

4) March 16th, App State RCOE; PD Session: "Feedback from Peers and Mentors"

Saturday Workshop Details: 

  • 9am-2pm

  • Mentors will be onsite to assist you!

  • Free food & drinks provided!

  • Door Prizes will be given away at 10am and 1pm ($50 gift cards provided by the NWRESA!!)

  • Open to anyone in the Public School Partnership or any App State Alumni for FREE! 

For more information, fill out THIS FORM! You will be contacted with details closer to each Saturday Workshop event!

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