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From classes that help you prepare for National Board Certification to Dossier Support – we’re here to help you advance in your profession!
The Albuquerque Teachers Federation provides support for teachers and librarians writing their Professional Development Dossier (PDD) from start to finish. Programs include:
The PDD overview session explains the various parts of the PDD in detail. It is recommended for all PDD candidates and is a prerequisite for the Dossier Writing Workshop.
This 3-part series provides qualified PDD instructor led classes that focus on the content writing required of Strands A, B and C of the PDD.
Each session starts with a mini lesson focusing on one strand. The remainder of the 2-hour block is spent writing, with the instructor available to provide support, suggestions and feedback.
The Dossier Writing Series is offered twice a year. The fall series begins in October and the spring series starts in February.
Prerequisite: Participants must attend a PDD overview prior to registering.
All sessions are at the union office if allowed.
Teachers request a reader to read their completed dossier before submission. Written feedback is received within 7 days after your dossier reader has been scheduled. All work is online. The cost is $100 for members and $200 for non-members. To request a reading, click the PDD Individual Reading Request button below.
Submitted your dossier and had one or more strands that didn’t pass? Take advantage of our PDD Resubmission Reading service, and have your dossier strands read and reviewed before resubmitting. You’ll receive written feedback 7 days after your scheduled reading date, and your PDD will be read a second time. All work is online. The cost is $100 for members and $200 for non-members. To schedule, click the PDD Resubmission Reading Request button below.
Most teachers and librarians will need to successfully complete the dossier to advance in the New Mexico 3-Tiered licensure system.
Level 1 teachers must successfully complete their dossier between their third and fifth year of teaching in order to receive their Level 2 license. Failure to pass the dossier by the end of the fifth year on Level 1 will result in a non-renewal of license.
Teachers who have a Master’s degree and have held a Level 2 license for at least 3 years can opt to complete a second Professional Development Dossier to move to Level 3. Level 2 teachers can also choose to pursue National Board Certification, with or without a Master’s, to move to Level 3.
The submission window is from July 15-May 15 for initial submissions, and July 15-June 1 for resubmissions. Individual reading requests must be received no later than April 15.
Have Dossier Related Questions?
PDD Individual Reading Request
PDD Resubmission Reading Request
Learn general information about National Board Certification including the submission timeline, component cost, and the amount of work needed to become a National Board Certified Teacher.
There is no cost to attend.
Our Foundations course provides support for First-Time and Retake National Board Candidates. We delve into the underlying principles and beliefs of accomplished teaching and how this is reflected in the National Board required components.
All first-time candidates are required to take this class.
Component 1 tests a candidate’s knowledge of their subject area age level pedagogy. This session will provide a deep dive into specific content standards in order to prepare candidates for the digital testing experience. Class topics will help prepare candidates for the completion of three constructed response exercises and approximately 45 selected response items.
All National Board Certified Teachers are now required to renew their certification every 5 years.
This course takes a look at the certification renewal process.
Have National Board Certification Questions?
ATF Essential and Related Service Educators
In 2002, the NM State Legislature created a 3-Tiered Licensure System for licensed teachers. But only for teachers.
Thanks to the ATF’s tenacity over many years, all Essential Services and Support Educators (E&RSE), including COTAs and PTAs, in APS have a way to advance in their careers and have gained hundreds of thousands more dollars in income!
The CPS overview session, explains the various parts of the Career Pathway Career Portfolio in detail.
The CPS Overview is for Counselors, Social Workers, Nurses, SLPs, OTs, PTs, Mobility Specialists, Interpreters, Audiologists, and Athletic Trainers.
The CPS Work Sessions answer questions about the portfolio writing process. Most of the 90-minute block is spent writing. An instructor is available to provide support and help candidates prepare materials for submission feedback.
Through our CPS Individual Reading service, you’re provided the opportunity to have your completed portfolio read and reviewed before submitting. After receiving your submission request a reader is assigned and a reading date is scheduled. Written feedback is received within 7 days of your reading date. All work is online. The cost is $100 for members and $200 for non-members. To schedule, click the CPS Individual Reading Request button below.
Submitted your portfolio and had one or more sections that didn’t pass? Take advantage of our CPS Resubmission Reading service, and have your portfolio sections read and reviewed before resubmitting. After receiving your submission request a reader is assigned and a reading date is scheduled. You’ll receive written feedback 7 days after your scheduled reading date. All work is online. The cost is $100 for members and $200 for non-members. To schedule, click the CPS Resubmission Reading Request button below.
The CPS Portfolio submission window is from July 15-May 15.
downloads to complete CPS portfolios
Have CPS Questions?
CPS Individual Reading Request
CPS Resubmission Reading Request