Category Archives: National Board Certified Teachers

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.

Clock Hour Information

CSTP is a Washington State approved clock hour provider. We not only provide clock hours to participants at all CSTP-hosted events lasting at least three hours, but can also be the clock hour provider for other training opportunities, book studies and other events for a group of teachers, in schools and districts or for organizations.

If you want CSTP to provide clock hours, you will need to complete the clock hour form  and submit it to CSTP. Participants must sign in each day of a multi-day training/event on a clock hour sign-up form. CSTP will also administer an evaluation form to participants following a training / event, as required by law. Once a year in mid-August, transcripts are printed and mailed to the home mailing address listed on the clock hour registration form. Requests for an additional “Official Transcript” will come with a fee of $5 to cover administrative costs.

Contact CSTP’s clock hour guru, Cindy Kleinfelter via email (cindy@cstp-wa.org) if you have questions or need more information.