Since 1999 the Arkansas Department of Education has made it possible for many Arkansas teachers to become National Board certified. Upon receiving certification many educators ask, "What do I do now?"
The answer to this question is an organization dedicated to National Board Certified teachers, candidates, facilitators and other education professionals interested in advancing accomplished teaching in our state.
Did you know that Arkansas is 4th in the nation for growth in National Board Certified Teachers?
Arkansas Teachers for National Board Certification is excited to host
Teaching & Reaching 2015!
- Saturday, February 28, 2015
- American Heritage Conference Center on the campus of Harding University (915 E Market Ave, Searcy, AR)
- 8:30am-9:00am Registration & Continental Breakfast
- 9:00am-3:30pm Conference (hot catered lunch buffet included)
- See our conference flyer. Print it and invite someone.
What to expect at the conference:
- $55 conference & membership fee (before Feb. 15th)
- $65 conference & membership fee (after Feb. 15th)
- Register and pay online, Check, Purchase Order, or on-site or mail payments to: Sandra Lawrence, ATNBC Co-Treasurer, P.O. Box 441, Bryant, AR 72089
Speakers: Justin Minkel, NBCT and Senator Joyce Elliott
Bios: Justin Minkel teaches 1st grade at Jones Elementary in Northwest Arkansas, a school where 85% of the students are English Learners and 98% live in poverty.
Justin is the 2007 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, a 2006 Milken Educator, and a 2000 Teach For America corps member. He is a 2011 National Board Certified Teacher, with an undergraduate degree from Cornell University and a Masters in Elementary Education from the University of California at Berkeley. Justin has taught kindergarten through 7th grade in New York, California, Arkansas, and Senegal, West Africa. He is the author of the children’s book Clubhouse Clash.
Elected in November 2008, Senator Joyce Elliott currently represents District 33 in Little Rock. During the 87th General Assembly, she serves on several legislative committees and subcommittees including Senate Education; Senate City, County and Local Affairs; Arkansas Legislative Council; Legislative Joint Auditing; and the Joint Adequacy Evaluation Oversight Subcommittee.
I do not know why some are receiving the emails and some are not, but those who are, would you please pass on the following message.
We still show about 450 NBCTs who have not gone into ATLAS and responded to their Assurance Statements.
If you cannot remember how to get to ATLAS, go to www.arkansased.org and click on the “A” in the alphabet. Scroll down to ATLAS and that will take you right to the sign in page. Your User ID is mmddyy of your birthday and then the last four digits of your SS#. If you cannot remember your password, click on “I forgot my password” and ATLAS will send you a new password (only good for 24hrs).
*NOTE: If your email address has changed and the one in ATLAS is incorrect, you need to call our office and we will go in and change the email address. This must be done for ATLAS to send the temporary password to your current address. If you sign in correctly and still get an error message, then you need to change browsers. We have found that this works. Once in ATLAS, you need to update your profile first and submit. Then go to your ATLAS menu and click on Assurance Statements and respond to the statements and Submit. If your employment is already verified, it will show on the “Form Status” page (button on your ATLAS menu). You will see the date you responded to the statements, also. You can follow the process there.
If the information on your W-9 and Direct Deposit forms is correct, you do not need to resubmit those forms. If it has changed, the forms are on your ATLAS menu, just follow the directions.
*NOTE: If the information on your W-9 and Direct Deposit forms is correct, you will only see (-) next to them. The (+) is for those who had to send in new forms. So do not be alarmed if you do not see (+).
Office of Educator Effectiveness
Arkansas Department of Education
#4 Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201
- Wonderful new website from NBPTS for new and potential candidates: http://www.boardcertifiedteachers.org/
- Learn more about the new revisions to the National Board Certification process: http://www.boardcertifiedteachers.org/about-certification/updates