PL-CI-510 Mentor Institute 2017
PL-CI-510 Mentor Institute 2017
This eight-session Mentor Training Institute is required for educators serving or planning to serve as mentors as part of the Lexington Public Schools New Educator Induction Program. Please see important pre-requisites listed below PRIOR to registering for The Mentor Institute.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 3:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 3:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 3:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 3:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 3:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 3:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 3:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 3:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Mentor Institute participants will:
- strengthen their interpersonal communication and coaching skills to effectively support new educators,
- gain knowledge and understanding about the mentor's role, needs of beginning educators, adult development, the change process, and school culture to inform their efforts,
- practice and strengthen skills in classroom observation, peer coaching and feedback conferences, and coordination with principals and subject specialists,
- learn and practice tools to promote reflective practice, thoughtful analysis of instructional content, and ways to analyze teaching strategies and promote problem solving,
- recognize and develop their skills as teacher-leaders both in a formal mentoring process and in more informal peer-to-peer interactions within their buildings.
Session Topics Include:
- Needs of beginning educators
- Roles/responsibilities/qualities of effective mentor
- Principles of adult learning and adult personality preferences
- Coaching and conferencing skills
- Walkthroughs and using the educator evaluation rubrics as a learning tool
- Theory of difficult conversations
- Mentoring in a technology rich workplace
Pre-requisites for becoming a mentor and participating in the Mentor Institute:
- Professional license
- Professional Teacher Status in Lexington Public Schools
- Minimum of 5 years teaching experience, with at least 3 years in LPS
- Experience working collaboratively with other adults
- Demonstrated knowledge and mastery of LPS curriculum
- Demonstrated expertise in classroom teaching
- Demonstrated organizational skills
- Excellent communication skills
Upon registration, Avon Lewis, Mentor Coordinator, will confirm that each registrant meets course prerequisites and has secured the support of his/her building principal or primary supervisor.
LPS Instructor and Primary Contact: Avon Lewis is the Mentor Coordinator for LPS. If you have any questions or comments about the course or the mentoring program, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Who May Enroll: PK-12 Teachers, Administrators, and Specialists who meet the course prerequisites. All participants must have the support of their principal and/or primary supervisor.
Location: Lexington High School, Room 410
PDPs/Credits: 16 PDPs and 1 in-house credit upon successful completion of all course requirements
Class Size: 30
Phone: 781-861-2580 x68043
Seat Availability: 1 of 30 available.
Last day to register: 4/13/2017
Lexington High School, Room 410
251 Waltham Street
Lexington, MA 02421The zipcode must be numeric with at least five numbers.