National Board Coaching Saturday

National Board Coaching Saturday

*Please note this event is not intended for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) candidates. If you are interested in MOC support, please reach out to Donnie Dicus at

Coaching Saturdays are designed to guide candidates through the National Board process with coaching and mentoring support from Board-certified teachers. Aid comes in the form of an analytical review of portfolio and assessment components and through conversations about an individual’s practice as it relates to the requirements established by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). The opportunity allows candidates to establish relationships with one another and provides an atmosphere away from the distractions of home and school to work solo, one-on-one, and/or in small groups.

Candidates participating in Coaching Saturday should bring:
  • The NBPTS Component Instructions.
  • The NBPTS Standards for chosen certificate area.
  • Any written commentary.
  • Evidence: student work samples, teaching artifacts, videos, etc.

Whether you are a first-time or continuing candidate, this day is for you. Registration will close two weeks prior to the event to ensure we have enough Board-certified teachers available to assist you.

During the event, technology experts will be on hand. Candidates seeking technical assistance during these events should bring their camera, tapes, and all the cables/cords for the camera.

Candidates might want to consider registering for a Coaching Saturday away from home, turning it into a mini, working retreat. While the Arizona K12 Center cannot book any overnight accommodations, we can certainly provide some suggestions of where to stay if candidates attend a session out of town.

Participants will:
  • Reflect on and complete individualized goals.
  • Write commentary produced in collaborative and/or quiet environments.
  • Identify new goals as a result of analytical reviews of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards components and coaching conversations with Board-certified teachers.
  • Understand the National Board components and source documents.
  • Develop a sense of accomplishment for having participated in engaging and collaborative work time.

Additional Information

Registration includes continental breakfast, beverages, and lunch.

All times listed above are in MST/Phoenix, AZ time.

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