NBRC Newsletter February 2012
36 new NBCTs honored at CTU Quest Center Pinning Ceremony
CHICAGO –During an emotion-packed “pinning” ceremony filled with testimonies, tributes and motivational speeches, more than 300 people crammed the Chicago Teachers’ Union (CTU) headquarters to celebrate 36 educators, graduates of the CTU’s Nurturing Teacher Leadership program, who were honored as new National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs), the “gold standard” for educators.
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NBPTS President Dr. Ronald Thorpe, congratulates the new NBCTs at the CTU Quest Center Pinning Ceremony.
of Illinois’ professional certifications, runs the rigorous yearlong professional development process through its Nurturing Teacher Leadership (NTL) program supporting teachers and school counselors through advanced certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. The program’s mission is to increase student learning by improving the quality of teaching in the Chicago Public Schools; to nurture teachers as leaders from within their classrooms, so that they do not need to leave teaching to be a leader and affect systemic change; to advance school reform initiatives; and to prepare teachers for, and support them through, the process of National Board Certification.