Session Description (Teacher Mentor Training – Days 1 – 2)
Experienced educators wishing to serve as mentor teachers during the 2021-22 school year are encouraged to participate in this professional learning session. This session is geared toward experienced teachers who will work as mentors for new teachers. Both those who have never attended mentor AND/OR those who attended mentor training prior to fall 2006 are invited to attend.
Mentors will receive training based on the New Teacher Center’s Foundations in Mentoring. This model focuses on the knowledge, skills, and understandings for those who mentor new teachers. The mentor training is guided by the belief that learning to teach is a career-long developmental process that involves a continuous cycle of planning, teaching, and reflecting. Some of the key concepts included are the following:
- Creating a Vision of Quality Teaching
- Defining Mentoring Roles
- Identifying New Teachers’ Needs
- Building an Effective Mentoring Relationship
- Selecting Support Strategies
- Establishing an Environment for Professional Growth
- Highlighting the Role of Professional Standards in mentoring
Dates Available (You will choose one, two-day session below):
April 27 and 28, 2021 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM (Session Full)
June 22 and 23, 2021 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
July 7 and 8, 2021 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
August 17 and 18, 2021 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
October 12 and 13, 2021 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
November 16 and 17, 2021 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
December 7 and 8, 2021 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Session Location: Virtual live meetings through Microsoft Teams. You will receive instructions sent to your K12 email address approximately one week prior to the session.
- Handouts: Materials will be distributed in a digital format prior to the session.
- Book: It is highly recommended (but not required) that individuals or counties purchase the book Enhancing Professional Practice: A Framework for teaching, 2nd Edition as a companion to the training.