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NBCT Leadership Conference at Sleeping Lady Lodge, May 16-17, 2015

The NBCT Leadership Conference is back for 2015!  It’s a new year with new presenters, new breakout sessions and new locations.

Join us May 16-17, 2015 at Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort in Leavenworth, WA or November 7-8, 2015 at Semiahmoo Resort in Blaine, WA.

Registration for the May NBCT Leadership Conference is now open to NBCT teachers who have not attended a previous leadership conference.  Learn more and register at http://cstp-wa.org/events-calendar/nbctconf/.

Why should you attend the NBCT Leadership Conference?

1) Networking!  Meet passionate NBCTs from across Washington State, as well as the organizations that care about them like NBPTS, WEA, OSPI and CSTP.

2) Great content!  All speakers and presenters will connect their session learning to the Teacher Leadership Skills Framework.    Interesting and uplifting breakout sessions include:

  • Agents of Change and Partners in Crime
  • Growing STEM: Planting Seeds and Spreading Roots
  • Putting a Focus to PLCs

Tools of the Leadership Trade: Probing Questions and Feedback

3) Rejuvenation!  We’re not sure if it is the picturesque surroundings, fresh air, great food or wonderful people, but past attendees attest that after attending the NBCT conference they are completely refreshed and excited to tackle the classroom with a new vigor.

NBCT Leadership Conference at Skamania Lodge, November 22-23, 2014

Registration for the November NBCT Leadership Conference is now open to all NBCT teachers!  Even if you have attended a past conference, you are welcome to attend the 2014 November conference.

Register for learn more at http://cstp-wa.org/events-calendar/nbctconf/.

Why should you attend the November NBCT Leadership Conference?
1) Networking!  Meet passionate NBCTs from across Washington State, as well as the organizations that care about them like NBPTS, WEA, OSPI and CSTP.

2) Great content!  All speakers and presenters will connect their session learning to the Teacher Leadership Skills Framework.    Interesting and uplifting breakout sessions include:

  • Thriving in High-Needs Schools
  • Mindset and Grit: Two Necessary Tools for Achievement
  • Reading and Leading Across Content Areas
  • Equity, Diversity and School Culture
  • Using Teacher Voice; Blogging
  • Advocacy
  • Navigating the Systems of STEM
  • Science Soars Through Teacher Leadership within Multiple Systems

3) Rejuvenation!  We’re not sure if it is the picturesque surroundings, fresh air, great food or wonderful people, but past attendees attest that after attending the NBCT conference they are completely refreshed and excited to tackle the classroom with a new vigor.

SAVE THE DATE – 2014 NBCT Teacher Leadership Conference!

This year we get to offer four dates to choose from for the 2014 Teacher Leadership Conference.

For NBCTs who are newly certified or who have never attended a Teacher Leadership Conference, be prepared for a conference experience like no other! There will be guest speakers, NBCT presenters, and resources to help you shape your leadership among a beautiful mountain setting. Learn, plan, reflect and connect with other NBCTs to make a difference in Washington’s schools.

Registration information will be coming soon, so stay tuned to this site!

Questions? Contact Cindy Rockholt, (cindyr@cstp-wa.org) NBCT, SEED Grant Program Coordinator.

NBCT Organizes Finnish Education Conference

Sarah Applegate, NBCT and Fulbright fellow, is hosting a conference for Washington educators on learning what implementable strategies have worked for improving education. This is a terrific example of teacher leadership and a great opportunity to come and grow your own leadership skills by learning new strategies you could try in your building. For more information, go to CSTP’s Facebook or directly register for the Conference.

Regional Federal Waiver Focus Groups – Register Now!

CSTP is sponsoring a series of regional focus groups for teachers about Washington’s 1-year renewal of its federal waiver regarding the extent of its use of student growth data in educator evaluation (read here for more info). The focus groups will 1) provide the most current information about the waiver situation and 2) gather perspectives and ideas from teachers that will be summarized and provided to policymakers and other decision makers.

Focus groups will take place after school in four regions of the state and registration is open, but space is limited.

If you have any questions, please contact Nasue Nishida.