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.
To ensure consistency across the state, facilitators are asked to participate in Facilitator Training prior to hosting a cohort group. Additionally, OSPI will only approve cohorts that are facilitated by trained National Board Cohort Trainers (NBCT). This two-day 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. The cost for this training is approximately $60 per day.
OSPI's Regional Coordinators lead Facilitator Training.
Current Training Options
OSPI will continue to co-locate 2020 Facilitator Training with WEA Jump Start seminars. It is possible some/all of these in-person trainings may be canceled as we monitor social distancing requirements in our state. Exact locations and dates are pending confirmation from WEA, but are planned as follows:
Spokane, WA: June 24-25, 2020
Seattle/Puget Sound Area, WA: August 4-5, 2020
If you are interested in attending Facilitator Training, please complete our pre-registration survey. Note: This pre-registration does not bind you to attend Facilitator Training, nor is payment required at this time. This information will be used for planning purposes this spring and summer. OSPI will be in touch with pre-registrants later this spring with updates on official registration.
Please also note that OSPI contracts with the Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession (CSTP) for our registration process. Attendees receive clock hours through CSTP.