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ODE's Mentoring Program Beginning Teacher Mentor and Beginning Administrator Mentor Workshops

The Oregon Department of Education has developed the NEW Oregon Mentoring Program Beginning Teacher Mentor and Beginning Administrator Mentor professional learning workshops.  These professional learning workshops are developed from evidence-based instructional mentoring research.  Both the New Beginning Teacher Mentor and New Beginning Administrator Mentor professional learning workshops have accompanying tools, protocols, and resources that will be introduced, practiced and used throughout the workshops and supported through monthly forums.  The professional learning is designed to ensure that mentors are ready to support beginning teachers and beginning administrators to advance their teaching/leading practice and increase student learning and growth.

These workshops are designed for:
  • new mentors 
  • experienced mentors 
  • Professional Learning facilitators (2 Train-the-Trainer facilitators need to attend)
Content:  Participants will receive professional learning that will support the development and refinement of their instructional mentoring skills, abilities and knowledge.  These workshops have been developed with a Train-the-Trainer model in mind. Presenters will have an opportunity to learn facilitation skills.  Two facilitators need to be sent from each district/region that will be participating in the Train-the-Trainer model.   

Ongoing Professional Learning Sessions for New and Experienced Beginning Teacher Mentors 

  • are online 2-hour ODE workshops that could replace previous Mentor Forums provided by your district or ESD.  
  • are offered:
    • online and
    • electronic materials will be available for site based facilitation of the information.
  • Dates for the 2017-2018 online Ongoing Professional Learning Sessions are:
    • February 12, 2018 (2 Hour/Time TBD)
    • April 9, 2018 (2 Hour/Time TBD)
    • May 14, 2018 (2 Hour/Time TBD)

Two-day in-person sessions for New Beginning Teacher Mentors and mentors that were designated as district/consortium Train-the-Trainers. If you previously registered for the first session you will not need to register again. 
  • Were held in Fall 2017  
  • One-day New Beginning Teacher Mentor Workshop follow-up to the initial 2-day session builds on the learning from the first two days and introduces new information.  
    • March 9th Salem Session
    • March 14th Roseburg Session 
Ongoing Roundtable Sessions for New and Experienced Beginning Administrator Mentors 
  • are online 2-hour ODE workshops that could replace previous Mentor Roundtables provided by your district or ESD.  
  • are offered:
    • online and
    • electronic materials will be available for site based facilitation of the information.
  • Dates for the 2017-2018 online Ongoing Roundtables Sessions are:
    • April 2018 (2 Hour/Time TBD)
    • May 2018 (2 Hour/Time TBD)

One and 1/2-day in-person sessions for New Beginning Administrator Mentors and mentors that were designated as district/consortium Train-the-Trainers. If you previously registered for the first session you will not need to register again. 
  • Were held in Fall 2017  
  • One-day New Beginning Administrator Mentor Workshop follow-up to the initial 1½ day session builds on the learning from the first session and introduces new information.  
    • February 27, 2018 in Salem
Workshop Materials
For those mentoring for the first time, the work group has developed Kick-Start modules that can be completed individually online or as an In-Person workshop.  The Kick-Start modules are intended to support new beginning teacher mentors and new beginning administrator mentors in getting started successfully prior to the first full, in-person “Oregon Mentor 101” workshop.  
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