In 2014, The National Board began revising and streamlining the National Board Certification process. This new 3.0 version of the WHAT WORKS! Series, Strategies for Pursuing National Board Certification: Version 3.0, Components 1 and 2 reflects the revisions published to date. This updated publication gives the most current information available. Contents include dozens of strategies to propel candidates to successful certification. The material creates a road map showing how to provide evidence of the National Board Standards. There are tips for studying for the Component 1 Assessment Center tests, understanding what each component asks candidates to do, and writing successfully in the National Board "style". Readers will find: • Test Exercise Samples • Writing Samples • Sentence Starters • Lesson Planning Strategies and much more.
In 2014 the National Board began revising and streamlining the National Board Certification Process. This new 3.0 version of the WHAT WORKS! series reflects the revisions to Components 3 and 4. WHAT WORKS! Successful Strategies for Pursuing National Board Certification Version 3.0, Components 3 and 4 includes dozens of strategies to guide candidates to successful certification. The chapters draw a roadmap showing how to provide evidence of the National Board Standards. There are tips for understanding the prompts, making videos, and for writing clearly, consistently, and convincingly in the “National Board Style”.
Author: Bobbie Faulkner
Publisher: R&L Education
WHAT WORKS! will guide Middle Childhood Generalists through the maze of requirements and prompts found in the four portfolio entries and prepare them for the Assessment Center Exercises. This is the go-to resource for Middle Childhood Generalists.
Author: Bobbie Faulkner
Publisher: R&L Education
WHAT WORKS! offers dozens of writing strategies to clearly and convincingly explain your teaching practice to the National Board Assessors. Writing for the National Board is a type of technical writing teachers rarely use elsewhere and this book lifts the mysterious fog surrounding how to provide evidence of the National Board Standards.
Filled with activities, checklists, and other practical tools, this comprehensive resource leads teachers through each stage of the certification process.
Author: Bess A. Jennings, Mary Ann Joseph, MaryAnn D. Joseph, Frank J. Orlando
Publisher: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company
Adrienne Mack-Kirschner's work with the National Board program makes her the ideal person to advise certification candidates.
This simply-written teacher handbook provides a wealth of insightful tips and strategies to aid in successfully attaining NBPTS certification, compiled from the experiences of board-certified teachers.
***ALL NEW SECOND EDITION*** Secrets of the National Board Certification Generalist: Middle Childhood Exam helps you ace the National Board Certification Exam, without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive Secrets of the National Board Certification Generalist: Middle Childhood Exam study guide is written by our exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses that you can exploit to increase your exam score more than you've ever imagined. Secrets of the National Board Certification Generalist: Middle Childhood Exam includes: A comprehensive review of Assessment Center Exercises: Supporting Reading Skills, Analyzing Student Work, Knowledge of Science, Social Studies, Understanding Health, Integrating the Arts Advice on Portfolio Entries including: Writing: Thinking Through the Process, Building a Classroom Community Through Social Studies, Integrating Mathematics with Science, Documented Accomplishments: Contributions to Student Learning and much more...
The Future of Nursing
Author: Institute of Medicine, Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
The Future of Nursing explores how nurses' roles, responsibilities, and education should change significantly to meet the increased demand for care that will be created by health care reform and to advance improvements in America's increasingly complex health system. At more than 3 million in number, nurses make up the single largest segment of the health care work force. They also spend the greatest amount of time in delivering patient care as a profession. Nurses therefore have valuable insights and unique abilities to contribute as partners with other health care professionals in improving the quality and safety of care as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted this year. Nurses should be fully engaged with other health professionals and assume leadership roles in redesigning care in the United States. To ensure its members are well-prepared, the profession should institute residency training for nurses, increase the percentage of nurses who attain a bachelor's degree to 80 percent by 2020, and double the number who pursue doctorates. Furthermore, regulatory and institutional obstacles -- including limits on nurses' scope of practice -- should be removed so that the health system can reap the full benefit of nurses' training, skills, and knowledge in patient care. In this book, the Institute of Medicine makes recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.
This entirely new edition of a very successful book focuses on developing professional academic skills for supporting and supervising student learning and effective teaching. It is built on the premise that the roles of those who teach in higher education are complex and multi-faceted. A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is sensitive to the competing demands of teaching, research, scholarship, and academic management. The new edition reflects and responds to the rapidly changing context of higher education and to current understanding of how to best support student learning. Drawing together a large number of expert authors, it continues to feature extensive use of case studies that show how successful teachers have implemented these ideas. It includes key topics such as student engagement and motivation, internationalisation, employability, inclusive strategies for teaching, effective use of technology and issues relating to postgraduate students and student retention. Part 1 explores a number of aspects of the context of UK higher education that affect the education of students, looking at the drivers of institutional behaviours and how to achieve success as a university teacher. Part 2 examines learning, teaching and supervising in higher education and includes chapters on working with diversity, encouraging independent learning and learning gain. Part 3 considers approaches to teaching and learning in different disciplines, covering a full range including arts and humanities, social sciences, experimental sciences through to medicine and dentistry. Written to support the excellence in teaching and learning design required to bring about student learning of the highest quality, this will be essential reading for all new lecturers, particularly anyone taking an accredited course in teaching and learning in higher education, as well as those experienced lecturers who wish to improve their teaching practice. Those working in adult learning and educational development will also find the book to be a particularly useful resource. In addition it will appeal to staff who support learning and teaching in various other roles.
Crossing the Quality Chasm:
Author: Committee on Quality of Health Care in America, Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
Second in a series of publications from the Institute of Medicine's Quality of Health Care in America project Today's health care providers have more research findings and more technology available to them than ever before. Yet recent reports have raised serious doubts about the quality of health care in America. Crossing the Quality Chasm makes an urgent call for fundamental change to close the quality gap. This book recommends a sweeping redesign of the American health care system and provides overarching principles for specific direction for policymakers, health care leaders, clinicians, regulators, purchasers, and others. In this comprehensive volume the committee offers: A set of performance expectations for the 21st century health care system. A set of 10 new rules to guide patient-clinician relationships. A suggested organizing framework to better align the incentives inherent in payment and accountability with improvements in quality. Key steps to promote evidence-based practice and strengthen clinical information systems. Analyzing health care organizations as complex systems, Crossing the Quality Chasm also documents the causes of the quality gap, identifies current practices that impede quality care, and explores how systems approaches can be used to implement change.
After much success in its original format, ""So, You Want to Become a National Board Certified Teacher: Workbook & Evidence Manual (Revised & Expanded QR Coded Edition)"" provides for candidates an interactive opportunity to listen to the author elaborate and explain numerous helpful activities described in the original workbook. Also included in the new edition is a chapter dedicated the NBPTS Renewal process. Becoming a National Board Certified Teacher is the highest achievement in the teaching profession. It also has to be one of the most rewarding. While there are numerous guides to help NBPTS candidates prepare portfolios, candidates will find limited affordable published assistance which actually allows organization, and allows practice of what the process entails. ""So, You Want to Become a National Board Certified Teacher: Workbook & Evidence Manual (Revised & Expanded QR Coded Edition)"" was written to address just such a need. This workbook is designed to be used alongside the author's national bestselling companion guide: ""So, You Want to Become a National Board Certified Teacher?" "in either an individual or group workshop setting. In addition to the newly added QR codes, the workbook contains numerous worktables utilizing vital elements of NBPTS writing. Using this workbook, the candidate will: dissect, analyze, and apply the NBPTS Core Propositions to their own classroom analyze and utilize the well-researched characteristics of Accomplished Teaching practice the three writing forms required for NBPTS portfolios annotate practice writing samples for accomplished writing features the NBPTS wants to see help structure effective lesson plans and Documented Accomplishment models based on NBPTS guidelines utilize practice tests to assess knowledge of entry requirements become familiar with, and be offered assistance in the NBPTS Renewal process Everything a candidate will need to be guided through the certification process is featured in this book."