Nancy Swartz, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, and Denise Walker, MI NBCT Network Past President, spoke at the Michigan State Board Meeting. The team informed the board of the changes in National Board Certification and how the network could support our state and districts. The network can support districts and our state in moving forward to support teacher leaders and candidates through job-embedded learning and candidate support.
At the State Board Meeting, Arterra Barnes and Alisha Byrd were honored for achieving National Board Certification. Unfortunately, Alisha Byrd was unable to attend. Both were honored with certificates from the State Board.
The Michigan NBCT Network is currently planning for their upcoming "Connect Events". The next ones will be held in two locations on the same day. One in Grand Rapids and one in Ypsilanti on April 23. Check the website for more details at: http://www.minbctnetwork.org/connect-events.html. Another Connect Event will take place on May 14 in Ypsilanti in conjunction with The Network of Michigan Educators General Membership Meeting.