Register here:

 (you will receive an information email after we process your registration with instructions for preparing for the first day, including print-outs you will need to make prior to coming.)

Contact information: David Wall 405-474-7873

Melinda Parks 405-627-1835

Below is a flowchart of the whole NBCT process, TEAM Jump Start would be 3.5 or 4.5 on these steps.

Flyer explaining the topics covered in the academy: 

TEAM Jump Start Academy is a 4-day workshop that provides support for educators planning to pursue National Board Certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS).

National Board Certification (NBC) is a rigorous process through which educators describe, analyze and reflect upon their practice. TEAM Jump Start, mirrored from the NEA Jump Start, is designed to familiarize participants with NBC and better prepare them for the assessment process. 

TEAM Jump Start, taught by national board certified teachers, is designed to familiarize participants with the rigorous process of NBC and better prepare them for the NBC assessment process; giving the educator the ability to describe, analyze and reflect upon their practice. Participants will become familiar with the foundation, components, and requirements of NBC.

All participants who complete Jump Start will be "first-in-line" for the Education Leadership Oklahoma (ELO) scholarship ($1,300) from the Office of Educational Quality and Accountability (OEQA) which subsidizes part of the registration fees for the NBCT process.


 TEAM Jump Start Academy 

Workshop Schedule: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday, July 23rd through Thursday, July 26th. 

Workshop Location: TEAM Building, 321 NW 1st, Moore, OK 73160

Cost: OEA members- $95 (thanks to a Great Public Schools Grant from NEA) 
non-OEA members- $435

(Includes light breakfast and full lunch every day and all training materials, does NOT include printing of specific standards or General Portfolio Instructions.)

Maximum Capacity: 25 participants

Target Audience: Pre-K through 12th grade – educators, librarians and school counselors (certificated employees)

*Note: Three years of teaching experience is required to apply for the National Board Certification assessment, but is not required to participate in TEAM Launch. Pre-K through 12th-grade educators, teachers, librarians and school counselors (certificated employees) encouraged to apply. This workshop is open to all Oklahoma teachers regardless of association membership, but there is a scholarship for members. 

Why put forth the effort?

National Board Certification is the most respected professional certification available in education and provides numerous benefits to teachers, students, and schools. The certification was designed to develop, retain, and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide.

  • This video is of our own Oklahoman NBCTs describe the value of the process to their teaching.
  • This animated infographic gives an overview of the benefits of National Board Certification and the Five Core Propositions from the perspective of a Board-certified teacher.
  • Watch this YouTube clip from NBCTs across the nation as they share their experiences with Board certification.
  • For more information and resources, please visit and 
     or call 1-800-22TEACH for more information regarding National Board Certification.


The Education Association of Moore