All Aboard The NBC Train

CTU has funding to sponsor 70 teachers who want to get nationally certified, and they're having an information and recruitment fair tomorrow at the Mart. If only the stipends and pay raises were focused on teachers in the most needy schools or based on more concrete evidence of student performance, then I'd be able to get more excited about this. Details below.

Nurturing Teacher Leadership

National Board


Recruitment Meeting

for 2008/09 school



Tuesday, April 22nd, 4:00 to


CTU, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, 4th



looking for teachers interested in seeking National Board


You are invited to attend

a Recruitment/Informational meeting for next school

year's National Board Certification (NBC) cohort to be held

at CTU on Tuesday, April 22nd, from 4:00

until 7:30. Nurturing Teacher

Leadership, the Quest Center's highly successful

professional development support program for National Board

Certification, with a 90% achievement rate, has funding to

support 70 candidates for its 11th cohort. Light

refreshments will be served. Applications will be distributed

for the 2008-09 cohort. Come see how you can attain the

Illinois Master Certificate, earn graduate credit OR a

Master's degree in Teacher Leadership, and receive a$3,000 yearly stipend from ISBE, and a

$1,750 pensionable yearly pay raise from

CPS. You must have completed at

least your third year of teaching by June, 2008, in the field in

which you are seeking National Board


Enrollment will be closed when 70 candidates

have registered for NBC support.

Teachers interested in reserving a

space for this recruitment session, learning about the

requirements for enrollment, and/or needing more

information about the meeting or the National Board

Certification process are

to: Trish at



our website at ,or

Lynn Cherkasky-Davis, at

You may also register online for the meeting


Nurturing Teacher

Leadership will stop recruiting National Board Candidates when

the 70 slots are filled so do not wait until it is too

late to sign up.

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