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Mentor Training

Mentor Training


Course:

Mentor Training for Experienced Teachers

Date Summer-Full Day- August 15 + 16, 2018 and Afterschool-October 11, 2018
Time  Full Day Sessions (8:00 am - 3:00 pm); After School Session (3:00 pm - 5:30 pm) at WSU
PDPs 15
Cost $200 (One WSU Graduate Credit available for an additional $80)
Instructor Jeannette Pierce, Retired Westfield Public Schools District Mentor Coordinator

 

During this course, participants will learn how to foster a mentoring relationship.  Mentors  will learn how to engage in reflective practice and maintain a blog or journal documenting conversations about teaching and learning and adjustment of pedagogy in response to classroom outcomes.  Mentors will guide Mentees in implementing strategies for the development of professional relationships with students, parents, guardians, administrators, and colleagues.  Mentors will learn how to work with the mentee in differentiating instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners while following the guidelines set forth in Understanding by Design by Wiggins and McTighe.  Mentors will be thoroughly familiar with the Educator Evaluation standards as outlined in 603 CMR 35.00 and will be able to use these standards to guide the Mentee’s practice.

Instructor:  Jeannette Pierce, 17 years as a Mentor and 11 years as a Mentor Coordinator for Westfield Public Schools

Prerequisite: Five years teaching experience and a professional teaching license.   

 

Course:
Developing High Quality Mentor Programs for School Districts 
Date Fall-September 15-October 15, 2018
Time Online, interactive, instructor taught
PDPs 15
Cost $200 (One Westfield State University Graduate Credit for an additional $80)
Instructor Jeannette Pierce, Retired Westfield Public Schools District Mentor Coordinator

 

This online, interactive instructor taught course is designed for educators who have a leadership role in their district‘s mentoring program, such as district mentor coordinators, human resource personnel, head mentors, or other district administrators. Through readings, research, and discussion, the course will guide the participants through a process for evaluating their current mentoring program and develop an action plan to improve the program so that it is in compliance with DESE guidelines for mentoring programs.

Instructor:  Jeannette Pierce, 17 years as a Mentor and 11 years as a Mentor Coordinator for Westfield Public Schools

Please contact Dr. Marsha Olsen, molsen@westfield.ma.edu, for registration form.