National Board Coaching Saturday - February - In Person
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.
Whether you are a first-time or continuing candidate, this day is for you. Registration will close one to two weeks prior to the event to ensure we have enough Board-certified teachers available to assist you.
During February and April, 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.
*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 firstname.lastname@example.org.