WEA's National Board Home Stretch Seminar


Welcome to the Home Stretch Seminar Information Page

2015 Home Stretch Dates:

Eastside Seminar - March 7, 2015
 Exact Location TBD

Westside Seminar - April 18, 2015
Exact Location TBD


What is Home Stretch?  Home Stretch is a 1-day event that takes place just before the National Board portfolio is due and and when candidates are getting ready to focus their attention on Component One.  Home Stretch consists of two parts: 

Component Two Feedback: Small groups in like-certificate groups will meet with one NBCT Facilitator to read and provide standards-based feedback on the Written Commentary using a protocol specially designed for use at WEA Home Stretch events.

Component One Preparation: In a small like-cert area group candidates will explore the SRI section and CRI prompts and released items.

 

Home Stretch Is…

Home Stretch Is Not…

 

  • IS an opportunity to receive feedback from peers based on evidence that is present or absent from your Written Commentary for Component Two.
  • IS an opportunity to critically analyze other candidate’s Written Commentary using a standards based rubric
  • IS the opportunity to learn about the Component One procedure and practice the released items from your certificate area
  • IS the opportunity to network with candidates and an NBCT facilitator in your certificate area
  • IS sponsored and developed by Washington Education Association

 

  • IS NOT the place to be told what you must add or delete from your Component Two Written Commentary. This is your process. What you do with the feedback is up to YOU!                                                                                        
  • IS NOT the opportunity to have others read your work, then go home without providing feedback to others.
  • IS NOT an opportunity to learn “what questions are on the test." Facilitators and candidates will follow the ethical guidelines of NBPTS
  • IS NOT a replacement for cohort involvement.  It is a complement to the work you are doing with your group.
  • IS NOT an event you should miss!  See the support WEA has created for YOU.

Please monitor the WEA Professional Development Network website to get more information about our annual WEA spring National Board Home Stretch seminars.

*Please Note: To run each seminar we require at least 25 registrants. If there are insufficient numbers, we will fully reimburse registrations that have been submitted. Course registration will close if a given event reaches capacity.

Costs:

The projected seminar fee for WEA members is $50.00 for a full day and $30.00 for a half day, and will include registration, training materials, meals/snacks and up to 7 Clock Hours. Candidates can pay securely online by credit or debit card, and there is an additional payment option if your district or association is paying for part or all of your fee. Participants are responsible for their own transportation and any applicable lodging. Non-members are welcome to attend on a space available basis; the cost for non-members is $150.00 for the full day and $100.00 for a half day. 

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Click Here to access the 2014 WEA/NEA Assessment Center Handbook.

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