National Board Coaching Saturday - Virtual

National Board Coaching Saturday - Virtual

Coaching Saturdays are designed to guide first-time candidates through the National Board process with coaching and mentoring support from Board-certified teachers. First-time candidates are candidates who are working on their initial certification. 

Aid comes in the form of an analytical review of portfolio and assessment components and through conversations about individual’s practice, as it relates to the requirements established by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). This event allows candidates time 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 Saturdays should bring:

  • The NBPTS Component Instructions
  • The NBPTS Standards for chosen certificate area
  • Any written commentary 
  • Evidence: student work samples, teaching artifacts, videos, etc.     

Registration will close two weeks prior to the event to ensure we have enough Board-certified teachers available to assist you.

During January and March, technology support will be online and available for one-on-one appointments. This will be an opportunity for candidates to get assistance editing their videos. Candidates seeking technical assistance during these events should upload their recording to an internet sharing site such as Google Drive. This will allow candidates the opportunity to share the link to their recording so it can be accessed by tech support.

*Please note! We will not be providing support for MOC candidates at this event. If you are an MOC and register for this event, we will cancel your registration. If you are an MOC candidate and interested in support, please email the Arizona K12 Center at

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Registration includes coaching assistance and tech support (if available).


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