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Mentor contact meeting presentation 2012

  1. 1. •Share ideas for organizing and facilitating a successful Induction and Mentoring Program at the school level •Be advised of the expectations for mentors and mentor contacts •Discuss updated information and licensure requirements for the NC Beginning Teacher Support Program (BTSP)
  2. 2. Mentor Attributes  A sense of optimism for teaching;  Ability to listen well;  Capacity to engage in reflective dialogue that nurtures the independent ability of a beginning teacher to assess and enhance his or her practice;  Commitment to continuous professional development;  Desire to serve all students equitably regardless of socio-economic status, first language, exceptionality or race;  Facility to adapt instructional methods to the individual needs of students;  Commitment to collaboration; and  Ability to utilize multiple types of assessment of student work and adapt instruction from the analysis of assessment data.
  3. 3. Mentor Standard 1: Mentors support beginning teachers to demonstrate leadership. Mentor Standard 2: Mentors support beginning teachers to establish a respectful environment for a diverse population of students. Mentor Standard 3: Mentors support beginning teachers to know the content they teach. Mentor Standard 4: Mentors support beginning teachers to facilitate learning for their students. Mentor Standard 5: Mentors support beginning teachers to reflect on their practices.
  4. 4. Twenty-five percent, of North Carolina’s teachers are in their first three years in the profession. Of these beginning teachers, approximately twenty-six percent are starting their teaching careers prior to earning a Standard Professional I license.
  5. 5. If our beginning teachers are excepted to meet the state’s professional teaching standards, impact the learning of all students in distinguished ways, choose to remain in the profession and become future master teachers, teacher leaders and skilled administrators and superintendents, then a quality induction program to support the instructional growth of beginning teachers must be in place in each of CMS schools.
  6. 6. BTSP Standards Standard 1: Systematic Support for High Quality Induction Programs Standard 2: Mentor Selection, Development, and Support Standard 3: Mentoring for Instructional Excellence Standard 4: Beginning Teacher Professional Development Standard 5: Formative Assessment of Candidates and Programs
  7. 7. Mentor/Mentee Collaborative Log • Brief User Directions • Log on to the intranet • Click on your Teacher Professional Development tab, scroll down click Mentor Program • Click on the blue link: Mentor/Mentee Collaborative Log • http://spapps.cms.k12.nc.us/onlineCollaborativeLog/default.aspx • After completing the details of the log, click “OK” and your information will be posted!
  8. 8. New Teacher Induction • Meet & Greet • Mentor • Fashion Show • Celebrations • School-wide Expectations • Back-to-School Strategies • Classroom Management • Instructional Strategies • Building Tour • Classroom Support
  9. 9. Meeting Agenda *Mentor Mondays *Documentation *Professional Growth Plans *Evaluations Professional Teaching Standards *M&M Quality Time *Questionnaire *Common Core Mentor Mondays *1st Monday of each Month *New Teacher Support Sessions *Mentor Presentations Evaluations *NCTEP *Required Observations *Mid-Year/Summative Evaluations Mentee Questionnaire -Feelings/Wonderings -Social Events/ Program Ideas -Areas of Support/Monthly Topics CELEBRATIONS!!!!!
  10. 10. Parent/Teacher Conferences •Report Card Guidelines •Comments/ Translation Guides •Grading ESL/EC Students •Student Work Samples •Conference Tips •Working with a Translator CELEBRATIONS!!! COLLABORATION
  11. 11. End of First Quarter -Mentors review sections of the Teacher Working Condition Survey to determine program areas that need additional support. -Develop Mentor Support Calendar with daily ideas for supporting new teachers. •1st Quarter Reflection -Draw a reflective illustration of this quarter • New Teacher Needs Assessment -New Teacher Concerns/Challenges Personal Professional Students Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment Organizations Systems for Teacher & Classroom Parents and Community Collegial Interactions & Collaboration School & System Policies and Procedures •Classroom Management Strategies -New Teacher Academy -Dealing with Unmet Expectations -Sharing Management Tools
  12. 12. New teachers search the building to find the mentor’s classrooms in order to collect various classroom support strategies. When all strategies are collected, new teachers turn in cards for a holiday treat with a special message from the Mentors! Organizational Tools Family Communication Positive Management Informal Assessments Student Engagement Curriculum IntegrationWriting in Content Areas Workshop Activities CELEBRATIONS!!!
  13. 13. Happy New Year!!! Goals 2012-2013 •Welcome Back Notes for New Teachers •Winter Break Sharing/Celebrations •Set Personal and Professional Goals •Documentation Updates Intervention Strategies •Make-it, Take-it Session •Supporting Individual Student Needs • Differentiation (Advanced, Intermediate, Novice) •Resource Guides
  14. 14. Mentoring Tips • Share celebrations at every meeting • Set all meeting dates and times at the beginning of the year • Make all meetings meaningful & relevant to new teacher needs • Get input from new teachers and mentors for meeting topics & agenda items • Allow time for collaboration • Plan gatherings outside of school • Implement activities with another school • Utilize a monthly calendar of ways to continually support new teachers • Work smarter, not harder
  15. 15. By: Paula Rutherford The 21st Century Mentor’s Handbook: Creating a Culture for Learning *New Teacher Needs Assessment *Mentoring Calendar Why Didn’t I Learn This in College? Teaching & Learning in the 21st Century *Dealing with Unmet Expectations *Assessing Instruction & Learning Instruction for All Students: Strategies, Resources, & Rationales *Active Learning (Engagement) *Differentiation of Instruction Just ASK Publications www.askeducation.com
  16. 16. Flex Certificates Event Tickets Raffles….
  17. 17. “Nobody, but nobody can make it out here alone” Maya Angelou

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