What is the Professional Body of Knowledge for Educators?
Every profession relies on accruing the knowledge and expertise which defines the best practices of their work. Like other professional's expertise, the body of knowledge for accomplished teaching describes what accomplished educators should know and be able to do to have a positive impact on student learning. The Accomplished Teaching Body of Knowledge is comprised of the Five Core Propositions* and National Board certificate area Standards developed and revised by practicing educators based on research and practitioner expertise. Using the Body of Knowledge has been shown through numerous research studies to positively impact student learning.
The 5 Core Propositions
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The Architecture of Accomplished Teaching
The Architecture of Accomplished Teaching illustrates how the use of the Five Core Propositions and the standards result in student learning. As depicted in the illustration one strand represents teaching practice as grounded in the Five Core Propositions; the other strand represents the teacher’s impact on students and their learning.
The National Board Standards Study Bundles
The Standard Studies reorganize content from the Certificate Area Standards into common themes. These Studies can be used to facilitate professional learning for educators across multiple content and developmental specialties.
Topics include: Advocacy, Assessment, Collaboration, Content Knowledge, Equity, Instructional Practice, Knowledge of Students, Leadership, Learning Environment, Student Agency, and Reflection.
In addition, Bundles Crosswalk with the 5 Core Propositions, Facilitation Guidance for the Study Bundles, and Standards Introduction Table Tent Activity also available.