National Board Cohort Facilitator
National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs)
All Washington State National Board candidates have access to cohort facilitators, who are experienced NBCTs that have received training through OSPI.
Universities, school districts, local educations associations, non-profits, and ESDs hire facilitators to support candidates through the certification process.
Planning to facilitate a cohort virtually? Please review our Guidelines for Ethical Online Candidate Facilitation. This document provides baseline guidance for ethical facilitation in an online setting - support providers are encouraged to build off of this for their own cohorts.
To ensure consistency across the state, NBCTs are asked to participate in Facilitator Training prior to hosting a cohort group. Additionally, OSPI will only approve cohorts that are facilitated by trained facilitators. This training hones facilitation knowledge and skills, provides a deeper understanding of the revised National Board process, as well as develops skills in working with adult learners. Typically, OSPI co-locates Facilitator Training with WEA Jump Start sessions during the summer.
OSPI's Regional Coordinators lead Facilitator Training.
Current Training Options
OSPI Facilitator Training will be moved to a virtual platform for 2020 training sessions. Registrants will be provided a link to Zoom and calendar invitation via email. Details on registration and password will be provided shortly after. Facilitator Training for 2020 will be free and atendees will be eligible to receive clock hours through OSPI. The dates for training are planned as shown below:
June 23-25, 2020, 8am-1:30pm Please note that this training has reached full capacity and is now closed.
August 4-6, 2020, 8am-1:30pm Please note that this training has reached full capacity and is now closed.
If you would like to be added to the waitlist for Facilitator Training, please contact Steven Mueller.