The trek to National Board Certification

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Here is a typical schedule that candidates in Chicago’s Class
of 2002 are following to apply for National Board Certification. Test dates
and application deadlines vary by teacher specialty.

June 2001
—Submit CPS application
—Attend pre-candidate workshop

August 2001
—Attend kickoff workshop

Fall 2001
—Attend weekly meeting
—Document career achievements
—Collect student work

Winter 2002
—Continue meeting weekly
—Videotape lessons
—Write reflective essays

Spring 2002
—Finish final drafts
—Mail portfolios
—Study for exams
—Take written exams

Summer 2002
—Exam period ends
—Assessors evaluate

December 2002
—Final results announced