Great Plains Center for National Teacher Certification Professional Development
|Introduction to the process and the candidacy experience (delivered on-site, by request)|
|Begins with an orientation at ESU; followed by individualized or small cohort support for the portfolio phase of the process delivered primarily on-site and/or by distance delivery; concluding with a workshop at ESU in the spring to help prepare teachers for the assessment center exercises phase of the process.
Advanced Candidate Support
|For those not initially certified; This phase has been expanded beyond individualized support and includes an advanced orientation at ESU, in January, including strategic planning work sessions, tips, and resources proven successful for prior advanced candidates.|
|For NBCTs wanting to renew their initial 10-year certificate; as of December 2021, the success rate from the Great Plains Center is 99.5%. The Renewal Academy, established in 2004, is offered every year in the fall.|
Expanding NBCT Leadership in Kansas
|Through collaborative development of resources to support accomplished teaching.|