Opening date for 2019-2020: September 9, 2019 at 10:00AM Application Closes: February 24, 2020 at 12:00 Midnight Final Submission Date for Logging Hours: April 30, 2020 at 12:00 Midnight
Welcome to the 2019-2020 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.
Statement of Intent to Mentor
The 2019-2020 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 2019-2020 school year. Mentoring hours can be logged between September 9, 2019 and April 30, 2020.
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:
holds a National Board for Professional Teaching Standards designation,
is a current National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT), and
agrees to provide at least 30 hours of mentoring and/or Professional Development.
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 24, 2020 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:
Assist first-time candidates through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards process.
Assist retake candidates through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards process.
Assist renewal candidates through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards process.
Provide mentoring and/or professional development to a group or individual in the education field.
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.
Logging NB Mentoring Hours
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 9, 2019 and midnight on April 30, 2020.
The Intent to Mentor Online Survey must be submitted no later than 12:00 midnight on February 24, 2020. Late forms will not be accepted.
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.