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VLN Community Scholarship Mentoring Programme 2013: Policies and ProceduresOverviewScholarship Mentoring programme involves students and teachers from the VLN Community clusters – known as the VLN Community Scholarship Mentoring Programme. involved in structured tutorial sessions delivered through videoconference (VC) sessions and/or Moodle and utilising other online technologies (email, Hangout, etc). Tutorials will take place during Terms Three and Four involving students from VLNC schools through an application and enrolment form. The ePrincipals of the VLNC clusters will process the enrolments on behalf of their respective schools. This is a feepaying model, run after school hours.Structure and Operation1. The aim of the tutorials will be to revise and extend student knowledge, skills and understanding in each subject offered beyond Level Three NCEA.2. The range of subjects in which mentoring will be offered will be determined by mentor teacher availability, then pupil choice.3. Schools must actively screen enrolments in consultation with subject teachers and HODs so that suitable candidates are aware of the scope and purpose of the SM. Final selection will be made by the SM administrator.4. Approval of the enrolment must be authorised by the School Principal with the understanding that this commits them to a financial and support liability.5. Mentor teachers will individually and/or collectively be responsible for all aspects of the structure of their mentoring programme.6. Teachers will deliver the programme in weekly ‘sessions’. This may include synchronous and asynchronous technologies.7. There will be a maximum of twelve sessions.8. No SM class will commence unless there is a minimum of TEN (10) student enrolments.9. As a rule, students should enrol in a maximum of THREE (3) SM subjects.10. Group size will be no greater than eighteen students from eight connecting sites.11. Each student enrolment on a single SM course costs $170(ex GST). Two enrolments cost $340(ex GST) and 3 enrolments $510(ex GST). OtagoNet Executive Officer will invoice individual schools during Term 3. Once a student has been formally accepted in a class, the school will be invoiced for their placement.12. Clusters and individual schools will need to arrange their own procedures for managing enrolment fees.13. Session include:● Predelivery reading and familiarisation with subject material● Prelesson emailing or posting of material on Moodle (if required)● Delivery and discussion around planned content/concepts in a video conference or alternative teaching toolsuch as Google Hangout● Followup emailing or posting of material on Moodle (if required)● Feedback to students on work (eg practice assessment questions) they have doneVLN Community Scholarship Mentoring Programme 2013
14. Additional materials will be made available using email and/or Moodle or through other technologies.15. Video conferences will be timetabled with two classes taking place every day. The VCs will normally last 45 minutes and take place between 3.30pm and 4.15pm and 4.20pm and 5.05pm unless indicated otherwise.16. Training will be provided for teachers who are unfamiliar with online delivery.17. Students are responsible for connecting to the class at the correct time as requested by the teacher.18. Schools are responsible for ensuring students have; email access, training and learning support.19. Schools are responsible for arranging payment to the coordinating school by the end of Term Three.20. Schools are responsible for any additional costs in accessing the SM classes (e.g. connection used for VC).21. It is intended that the programme will commence in the week beginning 5th August the second week of Term 3 and run during the school terms into November.22. Mentor teachers will be required to maintain a roll of attendance at class sessions.23. A LISTSERV has been established for participating mentor teachers. ( the email address of this listserv is OtagoNetSMI@netpals.lsoft.com)24. All mentor teachers and students will be surveyed at the end of the programme.25. For statistical purposes, participating schools will be asked to provide SM management with the Scholarship results of programme attendees.Remuneration1. Mentor teachers will be remunerated $120(ex GST) gross per session up to a maximum of $1500(ex GST) (12 sessions). This will be paid through the payroll system.May 2013VLN Community Scholarship Mentoring Programme 2013