Tracey Bryant Stuckey

 Blog: Education Redefined

How to Unpack the NBPTS Renewal Scoring Rubric

Oct 30, 2019

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards has nine clear and concise rubric points that should be followed from the beginning to the end of the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process.  As a teacher coach, my style is to help teachers begin with the end in mind.  Therefore, I think it is important for you to understand that this is the end.  These rubric points are what your entire portfolio submission is graded on.  Your job is to provide clear, concise, and convincing evidence to meet these through your planning, writing, and video lessons.  So how do you get you started?  

First things first, look at the VERBS to determine what NBPTS wants you to DO:

  1. Identifies and addresses significant needs of students, communities supporting students, and/or the candidate
  2. Acquires and/or deepens certificate-specific content knowledge and/or pedagogical practice and/or knowledge
  3. Effectively integrates appropriate technology to directly and/or...
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Professional Profile of Growth: Plan for Needs

Oct 23, 2019

There are so many types of needs but in the classroom the ones that matter are:

  • Your own professional needs
  • Your students’ needs
  • Parents’ needs
  • Colleagues’ needs
  • Community needs

Through your Maintenance of Certification (MOC) renewal portfolio, you need to first define your professional growth experiences but second connect the needs you met to that PGE.

 It is important to remember that multiple needs will be addressed in strong professional growth experiences.  I have taken the time to outline some pretty common needs teachers connect to their PGEs.



For a deeper understanding and more specific examples, you may want to join my RENEW LIKE A PRO program & candidate cohort.

You are never alone on this journey and I have a feeling you are preparing right now to… GROW BIG!

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What makes a Professional Growth Experience (PGE) Powerful?

Oct 17, 2019

The National Board Certification renewal process is built on developing two powerful professional growth experiences (PGEs) that showcase a teacher’s work since initial certification (or the teacher’s last renewal cycle). Many times determining what these two PGEs are is the hardest part of the process for teachers.

How do you choose a PGE?

A quick internet search will reveal many examples of Professional Growth Experiences for National Board Renewal. This means that there are many approaches to how you might choose yours. But what none of these examples of PGEs for National Board MOC (Maintenance of Certification) can provide is the deep insight into your career that will result in a successful renewal.

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards requires that teachers complete the Maintenance of Certification process and it should display:

  • A broad range of content and professional knowledge and expertise.
  • A wide spectrum of activities and tasks, often in a...
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