Mentor Training

The Mentor Professional Development Trainings(MPDTs) are foundational courses that were developed by the New Teacher Center. These courses are open to the general public in addition to SEWNTP Consortium members.


General Information

Open to SEWNTP Consortium and non-consortium members

  • The Mentor Professional Development Trainings (MPDTs) are foundational courses that were developed by the New Teacher Center.
  • See how the Mentor Professional Development Trainings align with PI 34
  • Intended Audience: Mentors, subject matter coaches, cooperating teachers, intern supervisors, principals, and administrators of induction programs that support beginning teachers.
  • Graduate Credit: For each MPDT graduate credit is available, more information will be provided at the workshop. Trainings that list a course number and graduate credit can be combined to earn a Mentoring/Coaching Certificate with the addition of ED 690: Understanding, Supporting, and Facilitating the Spirit of PI 34. 
  • Registration is due two weeks before the event

Important: Please read our Attendance Policy before registering.  Withdraw requests received withitn 5 business days of the session will be assessed a drop fee.

The Dane County New Teacher Project (DCNTP) also offers Mentor Professional Development Trainings. Please see their website for more information.


2014-15 MPDT Offerings

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General Information

  • NTC has implemented an updated curriculum for 2014-15. Please view this Road Map/Transition plan if you are currently enrolled in our Mentoring/Coaching Certificate
  • Location: All trainings held at the Cardinal Stritch University Main Campus, 6801 N Yates Rd., Milwaukee, WI 53217
  • Time: 8:00am-3:00pm

Instructional Mentoring

(ED 642, 1 graduate credit)

Outcomes:

  • Employ the roles, language, and stances of effective instructional mentoring
  • Build collaborative, trusting relationships with and among beginning teachers
  • Use the Collaborative Assessment Log to assess and advance teaching practice
  • Use standards and criteria to anchor assessments about teaching and learning

Instructional Mentoring provides the foundation upon which all subsequent Mentor Professional Development Trainings are built, and it is a prerequisite for most other trainings.

Please view our Mentor Training Flyer for dates offered, prerequisties & cost information.

Observing & Conferencing

(ED 643, 1 graduate credit)

Outcomes:

  • Reflect upon and discuss mentoring experiences since Instructional Mentoring
  • Extendand expand upon the use of instructional mentoring language
  • Use protocols and tools that support an effective observation cycle
  • Communicate, collaborate, and coordinate with a site administrator for beginning teacher assessment and support

Prerequisite: Instructional Mentoring

Please view our Mentor Training Flyer for dates offered, prerequisties & cost information.

 Using Data to Inform Instruction

(ED 644, 1 or 2 graduate credits)

Outcomes:

  • Reflect upon and discuss mentoring experiences since Observing & Conferencing
  • Use protocols for analyzing student work with beginning teachers
  • Incorporate relevant aspects of brain research to inform and transform instructional mentoring and teaching practice
  • Extendand expand upon the use of instructional mentoring language

Prerequisite: Instructional Mentoring

Please view our Mentor Training Flyer for dates offered, prerequisties & cost information.

Designing Effective Instruction

(ED___, 1 graduate credit)

Outcomes:

  • Use learning and experiences (from self and others) to inform future mentoring practice
  • Use tools and protocols to support teachers as they plan assessment-driven differentiated instruction aligned to content standards
  • Apply strategies for providing meaningful feedback
  • Reflect upon professional growth and set next steps

Prerequisite: Instructional Mentoring

Please view our Mentor Training Flyer for dates offered, prerequisties & cost information.

Coaching in Complex Situations 

(ED 648, 1 graduate credit)

*This is a one-day training

Outcomes:

  • Diagnose and identify key mentoring issues using professional teaching standards
  • Expand one’s repertoire of coaching techniques to better respond to complex situations
  • Become familiar with a schema for selecting appropriate strategies
  • Develop an understanding of the human dynamics involved in complex coaching situations

Prerequisites: Instructional Mentoring and Coaching & Observation Strategies

Please view our Mentor Training Flyer for dates offered, prerequisties & cost information.

Mentoring for Equity

(ED 646, 1 graduate credit)

Outcomes:

  • Understand the principles of equitable education by putting race, culture, and language on the table.
  • Identify the relationships between systemic and situational inequities
  • Identify inequities, gaps, differential treatment in the context of professional teaching standards
  • Use mentoring knowledge and strategies to address educational inequities.
  • Practice coaching new teachers for equitable instruction.

Prerequisite: Instructional Mentoring

Please view our Mentor Training Flyer for dates offered, prerequisties & cost information.

Designing and Presenting Professional Development

(ED 645, 1 graduate credit)

  • To understand fundamental principles of adult learning as they relate to staff development
  • To learn strategies that support adult learning
  • To practice a model for designing staff development and/or other adult learning events
  • To extend one’s personal repertoire of presentation skills and strategies

Prerequisite: None

Please view our Mentor Training Flyer for dates offered, prerequisties & cost information.


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