Mentor Academy: Professional Learning Series Year Two

Mentor Academy: Professional Learning Series Year Two

AZK12 Professional Learning Center
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August 28-29, 2018, 8:00am-8:30am
October 23-24, 2018, 8:00am-8:30am
January 15-16, 2019, 8:00am-8:30am
March 26-27, 2019, 8:00am-8:30am
Event Time: 
August 28-29, 2018, 8:30am-3:30pm
October 23-24, 2018, 8:30am-3:30pm
January 15-16, 2019, 8:30am-3:30pm
March 26-27, 2019, 8:30am-3:30pm
Registration fee: 
Registration Deadline: 
August 14th, 2018
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This four-part series is a continuation for those mentors who have attended Mentor Academy: Professional Learning Series Year One. Participants should support teachers who are new to the profession. Training is based on New Teacher Center's curriculum and will focus on creating conditions for equitable instruction, advancing instruction to support language development, differentiating instruction to support diverse learners, and mentoring as leadership. The training consists of four, two-day sessions. The sequenced curriculum focuses on building the knowledge, skills, and understandings critical for new teacher mentors in a range of program contexts. Each session has a specific focus and also provides for the collection and analysis of data from the field. A community of learners will be established to network and support one another in their own professional growth as mentors. 

Learning Objectives:

Mentor Training 5: Creating Conditions for Equitable Instruction

  • Select and use appropriate strategies, tools and/or processes to respond to beginning teachers' needs
  • Articulate the role of equity in effective instruction and student learning
  • Support teachers to examine the influence of race, language, and culture on learning and to apply elements of culturally responsive teaching
  • Use a social-emotional learning framework to support teachers in creating an equitable environment of safety, respect, and rapport

Mentor Training 6: Mentoring for Every Learner

  • Use FAS tools and processes to support teachers in meeting needs of diverse learners, particularly students with learning differences
  • Use Response to Intervention and Differentiated Instruction as a framework for responsive and equitable instruction
  • Advance mentoring skills in relation to using entry points, planning differentiated instruction, assessing teaching practice, providing feedback, and navigating complex conversations
  • Use the 3 Cs (Coordination, Communication, Collaboration) to support a teacher’s engagement with resource personnel and co-teachers

Mentor Training 7: Advancing Instruction to Support Language Development

  • Support teachers to identify and address students’ literacy and language needs
  • Articulate best practices for instructional support in alignment with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
  • Facilitate and advance teachers’ ability to engage in a focused inquiry (analyze/reflect; plan/prepare; teach/assess) designed to improve teaching practice and student learning

Mentor Training 8: Mentoring as Leadership

  • Explore building collective efficacy through professional inquiry, language, and collaborative culture
  • Develop knowledge and skills that support mentor leadership and organizational literacy to advocate for equitable teaching and learning conditions
  • Assess mentoring practice and examine its impact on teaching and learning in order to set professional next steps
Additional Information: 

Registration includes a continental breakfast and lunch each day. The fee also includes the cost of all materials for participating mentors. 

Participants must have completed Professional Learning Series: Mentor Academy Year One. 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 that this training takes place during four, two-day sessions.

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Mentor Academy: Professional Learning Series Year Two

Upcoming Events

Jul 31, 2019 (Tucson)
Sep 5, 2019 (Lake Havasu City)
Sep 12, 2019 (Flagstaff)
Jan 29, 2020 (Tucson)
Mar 5, 2020 (Phoenix)
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Jun 18-20, 2019 (Tucson)
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