Frequently Asked Questions

You complete your PPG while you are working through the course.  The course helps you to stay focused and complete the renewal process on a prescribed timeline that holds you accountable and breaks it up into manageable parts. As you move through Renew Like a Pro, the process is explained and unpacked to support you in being more efficient and effective. You can get through the course and writing your PPG in just 40 hours if you follow the course plan and stay focused. 

The Renew Like A Pro course begins with a needs assessment and supports you in outlining your PD for the past eight years.  Many teachers have found this to be their favorite part of the course as it helps them realize how much they have accomplished and what is truly important to the process. In addition, you can check out my rubric unpacked video if you already have your PGEs outlined and ready to write.

PGE stands for professional growth experience.  It would have evolved to become the focus of professional growth since initial certification. A PGE may include current content and/or pedagogical knowledge.  In addition, it may or may not showcase appropriate use of technology.  It must be ongoing, varied, and multifaceted. Finally, a PGE would show your commitment and contributions to the professional activities that evidence impact on student learning.

The Profile of Professional Growth (PPG) consists of three interrelated components and a written reflection. The components draw upon a single group of Professional Growth Experiences (PGEs) that you select. (http://www.nbpts.org/wp-content/uploads/PPG.pdf)

If you want a guide on your side… ready to answer a single question or multiple questions at anytime via email, text, phone call, or Zoom, then you want to be a Very Important Teacher in the Renew Like a Pro course.  The course by itself is AMAZING, however if the additional security of having an expert reader and experienced assessor be at your beck and call to read and advise throughout the process is appealing to you… get in on the VIT early before seats run out.

Renewal candidate scores are typically received by November each year.

For initial certification, an NBCT demonstrated multiple performance-based teaching practices which met the National Board Standards of accomplished teaching and Five Core Propositions. Maintaining certification is not the same as re-certification or going through the certification process again. The MOC process will focus on how you, as an NBCT, have continued to grow in your professional practice and positively impacted student growth. While the evaluation of your MOC evidence will be based on the Standards and Five Core Propositions as with certification, MOC has fewer parts and will take less preparation time than initial certification.(https://www.nbpts.org/maintenance-of-certification/)

A milestone is an important part of the PGE. It consists of several "inch stones" that are put together to form the milestone. Make sure you check out my blog post on Milestones.

Renewal is very different from the initial process.  Let that feeling go and sign up for the Renew Like a Pro course to have a support that will not fail you.  If you like the idea of working inside a group cohort, sign up for the course and group cohort to bounce ideas off each other.  You will not regret this purchase.

Renewal, unlike initial certification, isn’t specific to a certificate area.  Every certificate area uses the exact same portfolio (PPG) path to complete renewal.  So, you don’t need to fret over finding someone in your area as much as you need to find a great support group through Facebook or a group coaching cohort to meet your needs throughout the process.

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