Application Closing Date: February 26, 2018
Final Submission Date for Logging Hours: April 30, 2018
Welcome to the 2017-2018 Intent to Mentor application. National Board Certified Teachers continue to make a positive impact by mentoring their peers to promote school improvement, improve student learning, and develop accomplished teachers through collaborative learning communities. The dedication of National Board mentors is recognized and respected by those in the educational field.
The Illinois State Board of Education is showing their support for the positive impact that National Board Certified Teachers make through mentoring. Please take a moment to contact to your state representatives to thank them for their continued support in funding NB candidates and NB mentoring.
The 2017-2018 Statement of Intent to Provide Mentoring and/or Professional Development is to be completed only if you are an eligible Illinois National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) who intends to mentor during the 2017-2018 school year. Mentoring hours can be logged between September 15, 2017 and April 30, 2018.
An annual incentive equal to $1,500 shall be paid to each qualified educator currently employed as a full-time teacher or counselor in an Illinois public school district or retired from an Illinois public school, who:
Note: Retired teachers are required to obtain a letter from the Illinois pension system that is currently being drawn from. That letter is to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to the National Board Resource Center at ISU, Campus Box 5390, Normal, Il, 61790.
Funds will be dispersed on a first come, first-served basis, with priority given to teachers employed by low-income or low-performing schools.
NBCTs must complete and submit the Statement of Intent to Provide Mentoring and/or Professional Development survey no later than February 26, 2018 to be eligible for mentor compensation.
NOTE: Completing this survey does not obligate you to mentor or provide professional development.
Mentoring or Professional Development shall include at least one or more of the following activities:
NOTE: It is the responsibility of the NBCT to locate teachers and/or NB candidates to mentor or provide professional development. The exception will be for those NBCTS selected as mentor/coach/ readers through the NBRC Candidate Mentor/Coach training.
Within 7-10 business days of completing the Statement of Intent to Provide Mentoring or Professional Development survey, you will receive an email containing a link to the Documentation of Mentoring Services. If you do not receive the email, check your SPAM file and your district's technical support. Firewalls may prevent the message from being delivered.
In order to qualify for the compensation for mentoring, you must complete and submit the Documentation of Mentoring Services between September 15, 2017 and midnight on April 30, 2018.
Assistance regarding Intent to Mentor issues is available Monday-Wednesdays, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Due to the large number of email generated by the Intent to Mentor survey, please allow 5-7 business days for a response. Send all Intent to Mentor inquiries to Jennifer Dodson.