Ellbogen Meritorious Schools

 

Wyoming National Board Certification Initiative (WNBCI)

Wyoming National Board Certification Initiative (WNBCI)

Goal 1:  25 schools achieve National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification for 20% of teaching staff by 2017

Goal 2: Use of National Board Module as a school-wide professional development tool

 

Option 1

Objective:  Schools will have 20% or more of their staff achieve National Board Certification. Teachers will be encouraged and supported by WNBCI and by their school and district in their candidacy. 

  • Fee Support:  up to $950 contingent on the completion of all four Components

  • Workshop Support:  all associated costs except transportation and incidentals

  • Proposed Timeline:  3 years 

  • Participation Limit:  10 schools per year

  • Award:  $1,000 minimum, $10,000 maximum discretionary grant payable per school when program requirements are met.  Use of the award to be determined by all teachers in collaboration with the building principal(s).  Award will be paid at $500 per National Board Certified Teacher within the stated minimum and maximum.

  • Award:  “Ellbogen Meritorious School” plaque in recognition of the National Board Certified Teachers in the school.  Ellbogen Foundation staff will make an on-site presentation of the award at the request of the school.

  • Notification of intent to participate and formal acceptance to program is required

  • The program will be evaluated annually and continued based on satisfactory results

 

Option 2

Objective:  80% of the teaching staff and the school principal will participate in the National Board Certification process by taking at least one of the National Board’s certification modules. They will be supported by WNBCI and by their school and district in their candidacy. 

  • Teachers may choose to take either Component 2 or Component 3 offered by the National Board

  • Fee Support:  $250 from WNBCI, with another $125 reimbursed when “scorable” entry is verified.  The Foundation may request a spreadsheet of scores, but will not ask for detail by individual participant.

  • Participation Limit:  5 schools per year

  • Requirement:  80% of teaching staff and principal must submit “scorable” entries

  • Site Coordinator Stipend:  Based on school size

  • Award:  $500 minimum, $5,000 maximum discretionary grant payable per school when program requirements are met.  Use of the award to be determined by candidates in collaboration with the building principal(s)

  • Award:  “Ellbogen Meritorious School” plaque in recognition of the staff that participated in the school wide professional development.  Ellbogen Foundation staff will make an on-site presentation of the award at the request of the school.

  • Notification of intent to participate and formal acceptance to program is required

  • The program will be evaluated annually and continued based on satisfactory results

 

For more information:

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards:                www.nbpts.org

                                                                                     www.boardcertifiedteachers.org

 

Wyoming National Board Certification Initiative:                       www.wnbci.org

 

Contacts: 

Mary Garland:  mleg0@yahoo.com

 

** Due to significant variances in demographics among schools and districts in Wyoming, the Foundation will negotiate details in order to best serve local needs and to meet our objectives and goals.  Final requirements will be agreed upon and stated in the letter of acceptance.