We encourage CMS National Board candidates to join a study group. Study groups meet on selected Saturdays at Spaugh Professional Development Center, 1901 Herbert Spaugh Lane, Charlotte, NC, 28208. Initial candidates who plan to attempt all four components during this school year should register for one of the year-long study groups for either elementary or secondary (middle and high school) candidates. Candidates attempting fewer than four components during 2016-2017 should register for a two-month study group for each component that they plan to attempt during this school year. Consultation opportunities are also available in selected months for candidates who have attended a two-month study group this year and have lingering questions about their work. Consultation for candidates attempting all four components this year will be provided in their year-long study groups. Initial candidates should carefully review the chart below to ensure they are registering for the correct study group in MyTalent. Each study group will meet from 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon on the dates listed below.

In order to gain the most benefit from the study group meetings, you should download and review the National Board standards, general portfolio instructions, component instructions and scoring rubrics, and all related forms for your certification area prior to your study group meetings. You are encouraged to bring a device to the study group meetings so that you may access these documents as you work in your study groups.

Before attending your first study group meeting, complete the two brief Canvas courses to assist you with candidate registration, locating and using National Board materials, and creating a timeline for success. Click on the Canvas enrollment keys below. The enrollment keys will ask you to log in to ncedcloud and then take you directly to the course. Review the courses in the order listed below.

National Board Certification - Is This the Year For You? enrollment key:
https://cms.instructure.com/enroll/P47BDE

National Board Certification - Getting Started enrollment key:
https://cms.instructure.com/enroll/44WRE4

Please note that the consultation opportunities beginning in January are an opportunity for initial candidates to drop-in to consult briefly with CMS NB Staff. Candidates should have already attended a study group related to their component(s) before registering for a consultation session. Candidates will sign-in and their questions will be addressed on a first-come, first-served basis. Candidates should bring their component instructions, scoring materials, NB standards, and all materials related to their work. Please note that CMS NB Staff will not be able to read entire components during the consultation sessions.

MyTalent Section Name
MyTalent
Course
MyTalent
Section
Dates
Intended Audience
Facilitator
Facilitator Email
INS National Board Study Group - All Components (Elementary Educators) 2016-2017
416564
431037
Sept. 17 - May 6
Elementary candidates attempting all 4 components in 2016-2017
Cindy Lockerman
c.lockerman
INS National Board Study Group - All Components (Elementary Educators - Group 2) 2016-2017
416564
431407
Sept. 17 - May 6
Elementary candidates attempting all 4 components in 2016-2017
Rob Felker
rob.felker
INS National Board Study Group - All Components (Secondary Educators) 2016-2017
416565
431038
Sept. 17 - May 6
Secondary candidates attempting all 4 components in 2016-2017
Courtney Burnett
courtneyj.burnett
INS National Board Study Group - All Components (Secondary Educators - Group 2) 2016-2017
416565
431408
Sept. 17 - May 6
Secondary candidates attempting all 4 components in 2016-2017
Sarah Robinson
sarah1.robinson
The study groups listed below are for initial candidates attempting fewer than 4 components during 2016-2017.






INS National Board Component 1 - March/April 2017 - Group 1
416761
431445
March 4, April 1
Component 1 candidates
Heidi Haretos
heidid.haretos
INS National Board Component 1 - March/April 2017 - Group 2
416761
431446
March 4, April 1
Component 1 candidates
Candi Showalter
candi.showalter
INS National Board Component 2 - September/October 2016
416759
431436
Sept. 17, Oct. 8
Component 2 candidates
Cristina Serbeniuc
cristina.serbeniuc
NS National Board Component 2 - November/December 2016
416759
431437
Nov. 5, Dec. 3
Component 2 candidates
Cristina Serbeniuc
cristina.serbeniuc
INS National Board Component 2 - January/February 2017
416759
431438
Jan. 7, Feb. 4
Component 2 candidates
Heidi Haretos
heidid.haretos
INS National Board Component 3 - September/October 2016
416756
431428
Sept. 17, Oct. 8
Component 3 candidates
Pam Gambrell
pamela.gambrell
INS National Board Component 3 - November/December 2016
416756
431431
Nov. 5, Dec. 3
Component 3 candidates
Pam Gambrell
pamela.gambrell
INS National Board Component 3 - January/February 2017
416756
431433
Jan. 7, Feb. 4
Component 3 candidates
Pam Gambrell
pamela.gambrell
INS National Board Component 4 - January/February 2017 - Group 1
416760
431441
Jan. 7, Feb. 4
Component 4 candidates
Candi Showalter
candi.showalter
INS National Board Component 4 - January/February 2017 - Group 2
416760
431442
Jan. 7, Feb. 4
Component 4 candidates
Sabrina Walters
sabrinal.walters
INS National Board Component 4 - January/February 2017 - Group 3
416760
431443
Jan. 7, Feb. 4
Component 4 candidates
Christina Roth
christina.roth
INS National Board Component 4 - January/February 2017 - Group 4
416760
431444
Jan. 7, Feb. 4
Component 4 candidates
Mallory SanJule
mallory.sanjule
INS National Board Consultation - January 7, 2017
416762
431447
Jan. 7
Candidates with questions
NB Staff
linda.yarbrough
INS National Board Consultation - February 4, 2017
416762
431448
Feb. 4
Candidates with questions
NB Staff
linda.yarbrough
INS National Board Consultation - March 4, 2017
416762
431449
March 4
Candidates with questions
NB Staff
linda.yarbrough
INS National Board Consultation - April 1, 2017
416762
431450
April 1
Candidates with questions
NB Staff
linda.yarbrough
INS National Board Consultation - May 6, 2017
416762
431451
May 6
Candidates with questions
NB Staff
linda.yarbrough

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