The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) announces its public review period for the Social Studies-History Standards. The standards were developed by a committee of educators from the social studies/history field. Practicing classroom teachers fill a majority of seats on standards committees with other members representing districts, states and higher education.
NBPTS Standards reflect the Five Core Propositions that are the foundation of National Board Certification; identify specific knowledge, skills, and attitudes that support accomplished practice, while emphasizing the holistic nature of teaching; illustrate how a teacher’s professional judgment is reflected in action; and describe how the standards come to life in different settings.
The Social Studies-History Standards will be available for public review July 27-August 9, 2009. The standards can be accessed at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=aqdmhSfSgF6JxF8SfsJh4w_3d_3d .
Please visit the NBPTS  website for information on standards development. For assistance or additional information about the public review process, please contact NBPTS at firstname.lastname@example.org