National Board offering free webinars on virtual teaching, certification


The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) is offering five free online professional development seminars. The topics are attuned to the era of COVID-19, covering subjects such as teaching literacy and special education virtually, and how to pursue NBPTS certification.

Participants can receive a certificate of attendance. Times, a link to registration and a brief description of each webinar are listed below:

  • “Special Education in Virtual Inclusion Setting,” 5 p.m. ET Sept. 17: Teachers will discuss their strategies and activities for providing home-based instruction to special needs students.
  • “Maintenance of Certification: Tips and Resources for Getting Started,” 8 p.m. ET Sept. 23: National Board-certified teachers explain how to start work on maintenance of certification.
  • “Teaching Literacy in a Virtual Setting,” 8 p.m. ET Sept. 24: A collaborative chat on tools and strategies for engaging students through Zoom discussions, digital texts and online writing.
  • “Pursuing Board Certification in Kentucky,” 4 p.m. ET Sept. 29: Kentucky teachers talk about the benefits of pursuing NBPTS certification.
  • “Why Pursue National Board Certification,” 8 p.m. ET Sept. 29: An overview of reasons for seeking certification, resources and tools for certification candidates, and the basics of NBPTS standards.