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National Board Coaching Saturday – Virtual

January 27, 2024

This one-day working retreat allows you to focus on your National Board work in the way that best supports you! Meet with an assigned coach to talk through your questions and concerns. Work alongside other candidates pursuing National Board Certification, or reduce distractions by writing in a ‘quiet room.’

Coaching Saturdays include informational sessions and time for coaching and focused worktime. National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) specifically trained to support you can provide an analytical review of portfolio components, including the video (Component 3), and hold coaching conversations about your practice, as it relates to the requirements established by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS).

Candidates can also meet with a technology expert to help with the actual editing of their National Board video during the January and March events.

Coaching Saturdays allow time for National Board candidates to establish relationships with one another and provide a space away from the distractions of home and school. If you wish to extend your stay away-from-home, the Arizona K12 Center can provide suggestions for where to stay but cannot book any overnight accommodations.

During January, technology support will be online and available for one-on-one appointments. This will be an opportunity for candidates to get assistance editing their videos. Candidates seeking technical assistance during these events should upload their recording to an internet sharing site such as Google Drive. This will allow candidates the opportunity to share the link to their recording so it can be accessed by tech support.

To make the most of your time at a Coaching Saturday, please bring these items with you:

  • NBPTS Component Instructions
  • NBPTS Standards for your chosen certificate area
  • Any written commentary
  • Evidence: student work samples, teaching artifacts, videos, etc.


Participants will:

  • Reflect on and complete individualized goals.
  • Write commentary produced in collaborative and/or quiet environments.
  • Identify new goals as a result of analytical reviews of National Board for Professional Teaching Standards components and coaching conversations with Board-certified teachers.
  • Understand newly released components and information from the National Board.
  • Develop a sense of accomplishment for having participated in an engaging and collaborative work time.

Additional Information

Registration includes coaching assistance and tech support (if available).

*Please note! We will not be providing support for MOC candidates at this event. If you are an MOC and register for this event, we will cancel your registration. If you are an MOC candidate and interested in support, please email the Arizona K12 Center at info@azk12.org.


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