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Instructional Mentoring: Skills for Teacher Leaders Online Course May 2012 Howard County Public Schools
Mentoring is the process by which individuals share their experience, knowledge, and skills with a protégé to promote their personal and professional growth. Mentoring can also facilitate change, improvement and professional growth within teaching.
Meet The Instructors Corinne Gorzo Coordinator, Teacher Development Office of Professional and Organizational Development Leslie Grahn Resource Teacher Office of Professional and Organizational Development Maha Abdelkader Resource Teacher ESOL Office Kym Nwosu Resource Teacher Early Childhood GordiePaulus Resource Teacher Office of Instructiona Technology
Instructional Mentoring Online Course Structure • Five Sessions • Overall course outcomes as well as individual session outcomes. • 1 hour online interactive session / exposure to core content • 1 hour application activity • 1 hour supplementary content and reflection • Five Wednesdays in May: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 • 4:15-5:15 online ( Synchronous 5 hours) • Independent work (Asynchronous 10 hours)
Series Outcomes Participants will… • Understand the supports and resources available to support non-tenured teachers. • Understand the qualities of effective teaching and how it can be supported. • Enhance skills with respect to support of non-tenured teachers.
Session 1 Agenda: • Welcome and Overview • Why Instructional Mentoring • What is Induction? • Effective Teachers
Getting to Know You • Your role is primarily: • Elementary • Secondary • Other • I have participated in an online course before: • Yes • No • What forms of social networking do you use? (Type in the chat box)
Our Online Community Norms • Participate fully and take risks. • Be open to different perspectives. • Maintain confidentiality. • Take responsibility for your learning.
Comprehensive Teacher MentoringCOMAR 13A.07.01 Each LEA will: Establish a mentoring program as part of its Comprehensive Induction Program Identify a cadre of full-time or part-time mentors whose sole responsibilities are to support teachers during their comprehensive induction period (first three years of tenure) Establishthe maximum ratio of mentors to mentees at one mentor to 15 mentees Mentors may be assigned school-level administrative duties only on an emergency basis. A mentor may not participate in the formal evaluation of a mentee.
HCPSS Teacher Induction Plan • Build skills in Instructional Mentoring • Continue to develop resources to support non-tenured staff • Ensure high quality professional learning is available • Differentiate support for novice and veteran non-tenured staff • Ensure site-based support
Teacher Induction • What? • Addresses the phases of new teacher development • Period of socialization • A formal program for non-tenured teachers • Why? • Increased student achievement • Improved and accelerated teacher performance • New professional norms of collaboration, ongoing learning and accountability
Effective Teachers Type your response to the following prompts in the chat box: • What will they be thinking? thinking
Effective Teachers Type your response to the following prompts in the chat box: • What will they be thinking? • What will they be feeling? feeling
Effective Teachers Type your response to the following prompts in the chat box: • What will they be thinking? • What will they be feeling? • What will they be saying? saying
Effective Teachers Type your response to the following prompts in the chat box: • What will they be thinking? • What will they be feeling? • What will they be saying? • What will they be doing? doing
What connections can you make between the responses and the HCPSS Vision? saying thinking feeling doing
Effective Teachers Engage students in active learning Create intellectually ambitious tasks Use a variety of teaching strategies Assess student learning continuously and adapt teaching to student needs Create effective scaffolds and supports Provide clear standards, constant feedback, and opportunities for revising work Develop and effectively manage a collaborative classroom in which all students have membership
Next steps: • Application Activity • Reflection Activity • Explain Product options • Q&A
Closing activity • Share one take-away from today (Use the chat box or the microphone)