How are you doing the mentor/mentee dance?
There is a lot to juggle to make a sustainable mentoring program that supports new teachers. The SW RPDC offers a year-long program designed to build strong mentors and effective beginning teachers. This mentoring program is designed to keep new teachers excited about teaching while facilitating an effective mentoring relationship with a lead teacher from your building.
The academy meets the Initial Professional Certification (IPC) requirement of participating in a beginning teacher assistance program (BTAP) and aligns with the new MO Teacher Standards. The mentor/mentee will be provided professional development and guidance from consultants that have been "new teachers" and "mentors" themselves and can share their experience and expertise from general education, special education, and administration.
|Friday, August 26, 2016||8:30 am - 3:00 pm||117 Park Central Square, Room 209 Springfield, MO||Coaching guidelines, nuts & bolts, mentoring requirements,communication, goal setting,classroom management/discipline, teacher standards, and instructional planning.||Mentor Only|
|Friday, September 9, 2016||8:30 am - 3:00 pm||117 Park Central Square, Room 112 Springfield, MO||Nuts & bolts, relationships, timelines & checklists, beginning of year survival tips||Mentor and Mentee Both|
|Monday, October 10, 2016||8:30 am - 3:00 pm||117 Park Central Square, Room 112 Springfield, MO||Standards, behavior, parent conferences||Mentor and Mentee Both|
|Friday, December 9, 2016||8:30 am - 12:00 pm||117 Park Central Square, Room 112 Springfield, MO||Lesson design, standards||Mentee Only|
|Friday, January 13, 2017||8:30 am - 12:00 pm||117 Park Central Square, Room 112 Springfield, MO||Check-in, review, support, technical assistance||Mentor Only|
|Tuesday, March 28, 2017||8:30 am - 3:00 pm||117 Park Central Square, Room 112 Springfield, MO||Assess progress, assessment prep||Mentor and Mentee Both|
|TBA||TBA||TBA||End of year reflection & planning for next year||Mentee Only|
*Please note-mentor/mentee pairs do not attend all 7 sessions. Mentors attend 3 full-day sessions & 2 half-day sessions. Mentees attend 4 full-day sessions & 1 half-day session.
**Registration note - mentor and mentee will register individually, but we must have a pair to participate together. Cost is $600 per pair, billed individually at $300 per person. Cost includes breakfast and parking. On full-day sessions lunch will be on your own.