Mentoring Teachers

Information about Mentoring Teachers

Published on March 21, 2010

Author: rdsolomonphd

Source: authorstream.com

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Mentoring Teachers in Jewish Day and Supplemental Schools : Mentoring Teachers in Jewish Day and Supplemental Schools Course Assessment Course Assessments : Course Assessments Formative (ongoing) Summative (final) Assessment Activities : Assessment Activities Formative Activities Weekly individual assignments Weekly paired assignments Weekly forum discussions Summative Activities Individual reflection on what was learned during the course Final group investigation on what was learned during the course Final individual product (ex. Implementation plan, a handbook for the mentee, or a professional portfolio) What is a Group Investigation? : What is a Group Investigation? A group investigation is a complex cooperative activity in which all the members of the class create a presentation which summarizes what was learned in class. What are the six steps involved in a Group Investigation? : What are the six steps involved in a Group Investigation? Establish sub-groups and research topics. Each sub-group plans its investigation. Each sub-group carries out its investigation. Each sub-group plans and rehearses its presentation to the entire group. Each sub-group presents its investigation to the entire group. Each sub-group receives constructive feedback on its presentation from the class and the teacher. What is an implementation plan? : What is an implementation plan? An implementation plan is a document which describes how the student plans to implement an innovation (I.e. mentoring program) in his or her school. An implementation plan usually contains these elements: Activities Dates for implementation of the activities Person or persons responsible for the activities Assessment of the activities What is involved in creating a Handbook for the Mentee? : What is involved in creating a Handbook for the Mentee? Part One: Students will be asked to demonstrate their understanding of the course content and best practices by preparing a handbook for the mentee which will include essential information about teaching and learning recent trends in teaching and learning school and county/district/central board policies and procedures an individual professional development plan for the school year (or longer) What is involved in creating a Handbook for the Mentee? : What is involved in creating a Handbook for the Mentee? Part Two: The handbook for the mentee should serve the specific needs of the students in the class. Thus, the handbook may be designed and created for any of the following clients: A pre-service teacher or cadre of pre-service teachers A novice teacher or cadre of novice teachers A beginning teacher or cadre of beginning teachers An advanced beginning teacher or cadre of advanced beginning teachers An experienced teacher or cadre of experienced teachers A mentor teacher or cadre of mentor teachers Other clients the class participant would mentor or supervise What is a professional teaching portfolio? : What is a professional teaching portfolio? A professional teaching portfolio is a purposeful collection of artifacts or documents that reflect the knowledge base, dispositions and skills of an educator. What elements should be included in a professional teaching portfolio? : What elements should be included in a professional teaching portfolio? Cover Page Purpose of the Portfolio Table of Contents Teaching (philosophy, artifacts and rationale for artifacts) Mentoring (philosophy, artifacts and rationale for artifacts Teaching career (resume, awards, certificates, references, artifacts and rationale for artifacts) Special features (projects, articles/chapters/books written, courses taught, courses taken, etc.)

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