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National Board Cohort Facilitator

Contact Information

National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs)

TTY:
360-664-3631
Steven Mueller
360-725-6119

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. 

Facilitator Training

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. Due to the ongoing pandemic and safety concerns, Faciltiator Training will be hosted online this year.

OSPI's Regional Coordinators lead Facilitator Training.

Current Training Options

OSPI is currently gauging NBCT interest in attending Facilitator Training for the summer of 2021. Interested NBCTs can be added to the waitlist by completing our pre-registration survey.

For any questions about Facilitator Training, please contact Steven Mueller.