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Pursuing National Board Certification? Register now to join a candidate support cohort

This program is offered at no cost to HSTA members and KS teachers

If you're ready to become a National Board Certified Teacher, consider joining one of HSTA's National Board Candidate Support Cohorts.

This program is designed for teachers seeking National Board Certification who want to spend time with other candidates and trained NBCT facilitators to receive focused, extended guidance through each component.

It is only available for HSTA members and Kamehameha Schools teachers. There is no cost to participate.

Each cohort will meet seven times, or approximately once a month, in locations across the state and virtually. Meetings include a detailed review of each component with time to ask questions. Candidates have the opportunity to share their work in progress and receive feedback from those in their cohort.

NBCTs in Hawaii’s public schools receive a $5,000 annual stipend for the life of the certificate. 

Lisa Espiritu, Nimitz Elementary fifth-grade teacher, received her certification in January.

"It is a lot of work and so it’s easy to just be like, 'Ugh, maybe I don’t want to, wait, I don’t want to do this right now,' or 'I don’t know if I can do this right now,' so having other people that are going through it, you can just sit and talk with them and the people that have already gone through it, just sort of bounce ideas off of them. That was crucial, I think, in being able to do it," she said.

Priority registration is open now through Aug. 19. Register online here.

For more information, contact hsta.nbcts@gmail.com.

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