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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.   

Workshop Materials
The Oregon Department of Education is currently in the process of developing the Oregon Mentoring Program Beginning Teacher Mentor and Beginning Administrator Mentor professional learning workshops.  These workshops are designed to provide new mentors and experienced mentors with professional learning opportunities that will support the development and refinement of their instructional mentoring skills, abilities and knowledge.  

The Oregon Mentoring Program Beginning Teacher Mentor and Beginning Administrator Mentor professional learning workshops are developed from evidence-based instructional mentoring research.  Expert work groups reviewed mentoring professional learning from several states, non-profits and professional learning organizations to identify commonalities of content between various mentor professional learning opportunities.  The content for these workshops were developed from this research and the expertise of work group members. 

The Oregon Mentoring Program Beginning Teacher Mentor and 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.

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” training.  

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