To polish your WBT skills, we offer four, free!, levels of instructor certification: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum.The whole trip is self-paced and free!
At your own speed, complete the following steps in order:
Complete five online tests surveying basic WBT Skills: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Legendary, and Semi-Divine. The tests, happily enough, can be taken as many times as you wish. Thrillingly enough, you race against a clock during each test. Bronze Certified Instructors possess a general, theoretical understanding of WBT, sufficient to substantially improve their teaching skills. They are encouraged to share their knowledge with colleagues but should not lead trainings.
- New online tests coming July 2017!
Upon completing Bronze Certification, email a well written letter of Silver Application to NancyStoltenberg@WholeBrainTeaching.com. Summarize your experience with WBT and your teaching goals. If you are accepted to Silver, you will be asked to complete a number of essays expanding your understanding of WBT. In addition, we will give you a set of scaffolded video assignments, culminating in a 5-7 minute tape, lesson of your choice, demonstrating your skill with Class-Yes, Mirror Words, Teach-Okay, and the Scoreboard. To nourish your WBT skills, the videos require many drafts. When you are Silver Certified, we encourage you, with our guidance, to lead introductory WBT trainings at your school.
When your Silver video has been accepted, you advance to Gold Certification by completing an Exemplary Video, one that we can post on YouTube as a representative of our approach. The Exemplary video, also constructed as a set of scaffolded assignments, will cover steps 1-3 in WBT's Five Step Lesson. For samples, see videos here. When you are Gold Certified, we encourage you, with our guidance, to lead introductory and intermediate WBT trainings at your school.
Upon completing Gold Certification, you will be mentored by a WBT Executive Board member and begin to offer free, two hour Saturday conferences open to all teachers in your area. Tapes of these presentations will be sent to your mentor who will send you suggestions for polishing your presentation skills. Completing Platinum Certification enables you to lead trainings for multiple schools and districts. Advanced Platinum trainers occasionally present conferences statewide, or internationally, and are compensated with an honorarium and travel expenses.