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Welcome to The Oregon Beginning Teacher and Administrator Mentorship Program

The Oregon Beginning Teacher and Administrator Mentorship Program was established in 2007 through the passage of HB 2574. In 2013, the Oregon Legislature increased funding for the Oregon Mentorship Program through The Network for Quality Teaching and Learning (HB 3233). The grant program is designed to support evidence-based mentorship programs for beginning teachers and administrators.

Mentoring Program Building Blocks

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Resources, Tools and more!

Professional Learning Sessions for New and Experienced Beginning Teacher Mentors 

Registration Open for New Beginning Teacher Mentor Workshops!

Dates and Locations:  September 12 - 14, 2018 - Wilsonville
October 2 – 4, 2018 - Roseburg
Registration is required to attend the 3 days of professional learning.

Is your district thinking about starting a mentoring and induction program?  Does your district have a mentoring program and would like to be able to provide their own professional learning to their mentors?  Does your district have a lot of beginning teachers that need support?  Then this workshop is for you!

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) is offering the following free professional learning opportunities for any mentor/coach.  The workshop will be offered in Wilsonville and Roseburg.  Additional information can be found on the flyer.

The first session is 2 days with a third ½ day Trainer-the-Trainer session.  The Train-the-Trainer session is designed to support facilitators to take the materials back to their district/consortium/region and present the professional learning workshops.
  
In addition, there will be online 2 hour sessions throughout the year and an additional spring in-person full day session.  The dates are still to be determined. 

These professional learning sessions are a targeted professional development sessions designed to advance the skills, abilities, and knowledge of mentors and coaches. These sessions are designed to ensure that experienced teachers, who are recruited to mentor beginning teachers, become effective teachers of teachers.

Professional Learning Sessions for New and Experienced Beginning Administrator Mentors 

Registration Open for A Free New Beginning Administrator Mentor Workshop!

Date:  September 26 - 28, 2018
Location:  TBD (Salem-Metro Area)
Registration is required to attend the 3 days of professional learning.

Is your district thinking about starting a mentoring and induction program for your administrators?  Does your district have a mentoring program and would like to be able to provide their own professional learning to their mentors?  Does your district have a lot of beginning administrators that need support?  Then this workshop is for you!

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) is offering the following free professional learning opportunities for any mentor/coach.  The workshop will be offered in Salem-Metro area.  Additional information on this flyer.

The first session is 2 days with a third ½ day Trainer-the-Trainer session.  The Train-the-Trainer session is designed to support facilitators to take the materials back to their district/consortium/region and present the professional learning workshops.  

In addition, there will be online 2-hour sessions throughout the year and an additional spring in-person full day session.  The dates are still to be determined. 
These professional learning sessions are a targeted professional development series designed to advance the skills, abilities, and knowledge of mentors and coaches. The sessions are designed to ensure that experienced administrators, who are recruited to mentor beginning administrators, become effective mentors.

Integration of a Culture of Wellness through Building Resilient Teams Workshop!
Date:  September 24 & 25, 2018
Location:  Lane Community College

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) is offering the following free professional learning opportunity for any district.  The workshop will be offered at Lane Community College.

Integration of a Culture of Wellness through Building Resilient Teams Workshop
The workshop will focus on how to support educators, with a focus on beginning educators, on coping with the stresses of the profession to lower burnout rates and chronic health conditions impacting job satisfaction, retention, and ultimately educators’ ability to foster positive learning outcomes for the students they serve.

The first day will be professional learning with Francoise Mathieu.  Francoise is internationally known expert on compassion fatigue and resiliency.  The second day is by invitation only for teams to develop action plans for taking the information back to their region/district. 

If you are interested in having a team attend the second day, please contact Tanya Frisendahl.

The Oregon Mentoring Program has a mailing list!
This listserv will provide information on upcoming workshops, grant opportunities, latest research and frequently asked questions.  Complete the information on the listserv webpage.

Legislation

In 2007, the Oregon Legislature passed HB 2574 authorizing the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) to establish a beginning teacher and administrator mentoring program. The Oregon Mentoring Program provides support to beginning teachers, principals, and superintendents. In 2013 and further defined in 2015, the Network of Quality Teaching and Learning was established. The Network provides funding for a comprehensive system of support for educators that creates a culture of leadership, professionalism, continuous improvement and excellence for teachers and leaders across the P-20 system. The Oregon Mentoring Program is an important component of this work. It is designed to support activities related to an evidence-based mentorship program for beginning teachers and administrators. The grants fund individual school districts or consortia comprised of school districts, ESDs, and universities. Grant-in-Aid has been allocated yearly beginning in 2008. 

This link provides the most recent Statutes regarding the mentoring program. Please reference ORS 329.788, 329.790, 329.795, 329.800, 329.805, 329.810, 329.815, 329.820 for laws specific to the mentoring program.

This link provides the most recent Administrative rules regarding the mentoring program. Please reference OARs 581-018-0130 through 581-018-0151 for rules specific to the mentoring program.

Grant Announcements 

Mentoring Program Grant Recipients 2017-19 - This list contains the 2017-19 Oregon Mentoring Program Grant recipients, including excerpts from their 2017-19 original grant application; Project Design, Goals, & Action Plan, and the project director's contact information. Previous grant recipient lists are available upon request.

The Self-Appraisal Tool can be used to self-evaluate mentoring projects based on the Oregon Mentoring Program Standards. The tool identifies strengths and weaknesses in current or proposed mentoring projects. Highlighted strengths and how gaps will be addressed can be included in the Mentoring grant application.

Program Standards, Mentor Models Analysis Tool, Program Foundational Standards Protocol Process Tool, Videos, Fast Facts, Information Program Briefs, Research Briefs, Newletters and more!

The Network meetings are open to the public. The Oregon Public Meetings Law guarantees the public the right to view government meetings, but not necessarily to speak at them. Governing bodies set their own rules for citizen participation and public comment.

Mentoring Data Reports and Surveys

This page contains surveys and data collected from the mentoring projects.

Questions regarding the Oregon Mentoring Program? Contact Tanya Frisendahl, Mentoring Education Specialist.

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