Successful Strategies for Pursuing National Board Certification

Author: Bobbie Faulkner
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781475830378
Release Date: 2016-12-01
Genre: Education

In 2014 the National Board began revising and streamlining the National Board Certification Process. This new 3.0 version of the WHAT WORKS! series reflects the revisions to Components 3 and 4. WHAT WORKS! Successful Strategies for Pursuing National Board Certification Version 3.0, Components 3 and 4 includes dozens of strategies to guide candidates to successful certification. The chapters draw a roadmap showing how to provide evidence of the National Board Standards. There are tips for understanding the prompts, making videos, and for writing clearly, consistently, and convincingly in the “National Board Style”.

Successful Strategies for Pursuing National Board Certification

Author: Bobbie Faulkner
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781475824834
Release Date: 2016-01-21
Genre: Education

In 2014, The National Board began revising and streamlining the National Board Certification process. This new 3.0 version of the WHAT WORKS! Series, Strategies for Pursuing National Board Certification: Version 3.0, Components 1 and 2 reflects the revisions published to date. This updated publication gives the most current information available. Contents include dozens of strategies to propel candidates to successful certification. The material creates a road map showing how to provide evidence of the National Board Standards. There are tips for studying for the Component 1 Assessment Center tests, understanding what each component asks candidates to do, and writing successfully in the National Board "style". Readers will find: • Test Exercise Samples • Writing Samples • Sentence Starters • Lesson Planning Strategies and much more.


Author: Bobbie Faulkner
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 9781610480697
Release Date: 2011-10-16
Genre: Education

National Board Certification is a voluntary process for teachers who want to measure their teaching practice against the set of core propositions and teaching standards developed by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Teachers describe, analyze, and reflect on their practice by providing evidence of their accomplished teaching through student work samples and videos. They also take a series of assessment exercises designed to measure their depth of knowledge about the subjects they teach. WHAT WORKS! provides a roadmap for National Board candidates by guiding them as they work through each of the four entries to be submitted. The chapters contain dozens of tips on "What Works!" and "Why These Work!." The tips are practical, specific, and written in a conversational style that is easy to read. WHAT WORKS! will guide candidates through the maze of requirements and prompts found in the four portfolio entries and help them prepare for the Assessment Center Exercises. WHAT WORKS! is designed to be the go-to handbook for candidates in any certification area.

Achieving National Board Certification for School Library Media Specialists

Author: Gail K. Dickinson
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838909019
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Education

Provides a history and overview of the certification process, reviews the areas highlighted in the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) portfolio entries and assessment center exercises, examines their components, and gives tips on how to complete each part.

Delivering High Quality Cancer Care

Author: Committee on Improving the Quality of Cancer Care: Addressing the Challenges of an Aging Population
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309286603
Release Date: 2014-01-10
Genre: Medical

In the United States, approximately 14 million people have had cancer and more than 1.6 million new cases are diagnosed each year. However, more than a decade after the Institute of Medicine (IOM) first studied the quality of cancer care, the barriers to achieving excellent care for all cancer patients remain daunting. Care often is not patient-centered, many patients do not receive palliative care to manage their symptoms and side effects from treatment, and decisions about care often are not based on the latest scientific evidence. The cost of cancer care also is rising faster than many sectors of medicine--having increased to $125 billion in 2010 from $72 billion in 2004--and is projected to reach $173 billion by 2020. Rising costs are making cancer care less affordable for patients and their families and are creating disparities in patients' access to high-quality cancer care. There also are growing shortages of health professionals skilled in providing cancer care, and the number of adults age 65 and older--the group most susceptible to cancer--is expected to double by 2030, contributing to a 45 percent increase in the number of people developing cancer. The current care delivery system is poorly prepared to address the care needs of this population, which are complex due to altered physiology, functional and cognitive impairment, multiple coexisting diseases, increased side effects from treatment, and greater need for social support. Delivering High-Quality Cancer Care: Charting a New Course for a System in Crisis presents a conceptual framework for improving the quality of cancer care. This study proposes improvements to six interconnected components of care: (1) engaged patients; (2) an adequately staffed, trained, and coordinated workforce; (3) evidence-based care; (4) learning health care information technology (IT); (5) translation of evidence into clinical practice, quality measurement and performance improvement; and (6) accessible and affordable care. This report recommends changes across the board in these areas to improve the quality of care. Delivering High-Quality Cancer Care: Charting a New Course for a System in Crisis provides information for cancer care teams, patients and their families, researchers, quality metrics developers, and payers, as well as HHS, other federal agencies, and industry to reevaluate their current roles and responsibilities in cancer care and work together to develop a higher quality care delivery system. By working toward this shared goal, the cancer care community can improve the quality of life and outcomes for people facing a cancer diagnosis.

Psychology of Physical Activity

Author: Stuart J. H. Biddle
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136339554
Release Date: 2015-02-20
Genre: Medical

The positive benefits of physical activity for physical and mental health are now widely acknowledged, yet levels of physical inactivity continue to increase throughout the developed world. Understanding the psychology of physical activity has therefore become an important concern for scientists, health professionals and policy-makers alike. Psychology of Physical Activity is a comprehensive and in-depth introduction to the fundamentals of exercise psychology, from theories of motivation and adherence to the design of successful interventions for increasing participation. Now in a fully revised, updated and expanded third edition, Psychology of Physical Activity is still the only textbook to offer a full survey of the evidence-base for theory and practice in exercise psychology, and the only textbook that explains how to interpret the quality of the research evidence. With international cases, examples and data included throughout, the book also provides a thoroughly detailed examination of the relationship between physical activity and mental health. A full companion website offers useful features to help students and lecturers get the most out of the book during their course, including multiple-choice revision questions, PowerPoint slides and a test bank of additional learning activities. Psychology of Physical Activity is the most authoritative, engaging and up-to-date introduction to exercise psychology currently available. It is essential reading for all students working in exercise and health sciences.

The Future of Nursing

Author: Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309158237
Release Date: 2011-02-08
Genre: Medical

The Future of Nursing explores how nurses' roles, responsibilities, and education should change significantly to meet the increased demand for care that will be created by health care reform and to advance improvements in America's increasingly complex health system. At more than 3 million in number, nurses make up the single largest segment of the health care work force. They also spend the greatest amount of time in delivering patient care as a profession. Nurses therefore have valuable insights and unique abilities to contribute as partners with other health care professionals in improving the quality and safety of care as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted this year. Nurses should be fully engaged with other health professionals and assume leadership roles in redesigning care in the United States. To ensure its members are well-prepared, the profession should institute residency training for nurses, increase the percentage of nurses who attain a bachelor's degree to 80 percent by 2020, and double the number who pursue doctorates. Furthermore, regulatory and institutional obstacles -- including limits on nurses' scope of practice -- should be removed so that the health system can reap the full benefit of nurses' training, skills, and knowledge in patient care. In this book, the Institute of Medicine makes recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.

Successful STEM Education

Author: Board on Science Education
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309218900
Release Date: 2011-09-15
Genre: Education

What students learn about the science disciplines, technology, engineering, and mathematics during their K-12 schooling shapes their intellectual development, opportunities for future study and work, and choices of career, as well as their capacity to make informed decisions about political and civic issues and about their own lives. Most people share the vision that a highly capable STEM workforce and a population that understands and supports the scientific enterprise are key to the future place of the United States in global economics and politics and to the well-being of the nation. Indeed, the solutions to some of the most daunting problems facing the nation will require not only the expertise of top STEM professionals but also the wisdom and understanding of its citizens. Although much is known about why schools may not succeed, it is far less clear what makes STEM education effective. Successful STEM Education: A Workshop Summary discusses the importance of STEM education. The report describes the primary types of K-12 schools and programs that can support successful education in the STEM disciplines and examines data and research that demonstrate the effectiveness of these school types. It also summarizes research that helps to identify both the elements that make such programs effective and what is needed to implement these elements.

Secrets of the National Board Certification Generalist Early Childhood Exam Study Guide

Author: National Board Certification Exam Secrets Test Prep
Publisher: Mometrix Media Llc
ISBN: 1621200701
Release Date: 2014-03-31
Genre: Study Aids

***ALL NEW SECOND EDITION*** Secrets of the National Board Certification Generalist: Early Childhood Exam helps you ace the National Board Certification Exam, without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive Secrets of the National Board Certification Generalist: Early Childhood Exam study guide is written by our exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses that you can exploit to increase your exam score more than you've ever imagined. Secrets of the National Board Certification Generalist: Early Childhood Exam includes: A comprehensive review of Assessment Center Exercises: Literacy, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Children's Play, Physical Education, Health, and Safety Advice on Portfolio Entries including: Examining Children's Literacy Development, Building a Classroom Community, Integrating Mathematics and Science, Documented Accomplishments: Contributions to Student Learning and much more...