National Board Jump Start Auburn Aug. 5-8, 2019
7:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Sessions start
4:30 p.m. End of Learning Day
The WEA Jump Start is a four-day comprehensive seminar designed to provide National Board candidates with important information about the certification process, time to examine component requirements, the opportunity to plan how to meet requirements, and time to collaborate, gather resources and information needed to pursue National Board Certification.
Before you register, you may wish to review our session descriptions, daily schedule and FAQs.
Please register from your preferred e-mail address and enter the address accurately in the boxes provided. There will be many important details sent to your email prior to the event. Accurately entering your preferred email will help prevent any communication errors or lost emails!
Who should attend? Seminar seats will be given only to those candidates who are officially registered with the National Board. This is a separate registration process and you must do this before you sign up for Jump Start. You may register with the National Board here.
You will need your National Board Candidate ID number in the registration information below. If you do not have a candidate ID when you register for Jump Start, please enter the word “NONE”. As long as you are registered with the National Board, you will be allowed to register for Jump Start. To secure your seat, however, you must email us with your candidate ID before the Jump Start event you attend.
We look forward to supporting you at a great WEA National Board Jump Start event! Come prepared to learn, think, plan and connect with other amazing teachers. There are several documents you’ll need to download, print and bring to Jump Start to ensure a successful candidacy preparation. Please click here for instructions to download and print these important documents. Please note that there will be no access to a printer or copier at the Jump Start location. It will take more time than you think to complete this task -- don't wait until the day before Jump Start!
National Board Jump Start WEA registration fees include breakfast, lunch, beverages and snacks each day, training fees, clock hours and materials. Up to 30 Clock Hours are available for the WEA National Board Jump Start. All participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging.
- WEA professional development opportunities are only open to WEA members. If you are a non-member and would like to join, please contact your Local Association/UniServ Council to sign up for membership.
- You must read the NBPTS Guidelines for Ethical Candidate Support policy as you will be asked during registration to verify that you have read and will follow the guidelines. Click here to read the policy.
- Important note for World Language Other than English (WLOE) candidates: The National Board recently announced changes to eligibility requirements for World Language candidates. Please see the Guide to National Board Certification for more information.
Question on registration or logistics? Email WEA Staff Arlyn Palomo. Program questions? Contact WEA National Board Jump Start Coordinators Shelly Milne and Barbara Tibbits, or WEA Certification Specialist Jim Meadows.
Once you have completed the registration and payment process our online system will send you an email confirmation. Please be sure to print and save the email confirmation.
Event LocationAuburn Mountainview High School
28900 124th Ave. SE
Auburn, WA 98092