Professional Learning Series: Mentor Academy Year One

Professional Learning Series
Venue: 

AZK12 Professional Learning Center
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Registration: 
October 19-20, 2016, 8:00am-8:30am
November 9-10, 2016, 8:00am-8:30am
January 25-26, 2017, 8:00am-8:30am
April 4-5, 2017, 8:00am-8:30am
Event Time: 
October 19-20, 2016, 8:30am-3:30pm
November 9-10, 2016, 8:30am-3:30pm
January 25-26, 2017, 8:30am-3:30pm
April 4-5, 2017, 8:30am-3:30pm
Registration fee: 
$1,900.00
Registration Deadline: 
October 1st, 2016
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This four-part series is designed for those mentors supporting beginning teachers. Training is provided by the New Teacher Center in collaboration with the Arizona K12 Center and will focus on instructional mentoring, observation and conferencing, using data to inform instruction, and designing effective instruction based on the learning needs of students. Each Professional Learning Series training consists of four, two-day sessions. The training’s sequenced curriculum focuses on building the knowledge, skills, and understandings critical for new teacher mentors and coaches in a range of program contexts. Each session has a specific focus, which provides for the collection and analysis of data from the field. A community of learners will be established to network and support each other in their own professional growth as mentors.
 

Mentor Training 1: Instructional Mentoring

  • Employ the roles, language, and stances of effective instructional mentoring
  • Build collaborative, trusting relationships with and among beginning teachers
  • Use the Collaborative Assessment Log and Professional Learning Plan to assess and advance teaching practice
  • Use standards and criteria to anchor assessments about teaching and learning
 

Mentor Training 2: Observation and Conferencing

  • Reflect upon and discuss mentoring experiences since Instructional Mentoring
  • Extend and expand upon the use of instructional mentoring language
  • Use protocols and tools that support an effective observation cycle
  • Communicate, collaborate, and coordinate with a site administrator for beginning teacher assessment and support
 

Mentor Training 3: Using Data to Inform Instruction

  • Reflect upon and discuss mentoring experiences since Observing and Conferencing
  • Use protocols for analyzing student work with beginning teachers
  • Incorporate relevant aspects of brain research to inform and transform instructional mentoring and teaching practice
  • Extend and expand upon the use of instructional mentoring language
 

Mentor Training 4: Designing Effective Instruction

  • Use learning and experiences (from self and others) to inform future mentoring practice
  • Use tools and protocols to support teachers as they plan assessment- driven differentiated instruction aligned to content standards
  • Apply strategies for providing meaningful feedback
  • Reflect upon professional growth and set next steps
 

Participants will:

  • Employ the roles, language, and stances of effective instructional mentoring. 
  • Build collaborative, trusting relationships with and among beginning teachers. 
  • Use the Formative Assessment Tools to assess and advance teaching practice. 
  • Use standards and criteria to anchor assessments about teaching and learning. 
  • Practice strategies for mentoring in complex situations.
 
Additional Information: 
Registration includes a continental breakfast and lunch each day. The fee also includes the cost of all materials for the participating mentors. There is limited space available for this particular series and participants should register early. We expect this professional learning opportunity to sell out quickly!
 
Please note this training takes place during four, two-day sessions.
 

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Professional Learning Series: Mentor Academy Year One

Upcoming Events

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Dates: 
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Location: 
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Dates: 
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Location: 
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