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New Teacher Program

Oregon Department of Education Beginning Teacher Mentor Grant

Welcome to the Washington County Consortium Mentoring Program!

Here is some general information about the components of the 2013-2014 program:

Goal of 90 contact hours for the school year:

  • One-on-one meetings and/or classroom observation time (approximately every other week)
  • E-mail/phone conversations
  • Professional Development at Beginning Teacher Community (BTC) Summits
  • Field Observations

Mentor work includes:

  • Listening to concerns, brainstorming solutions
  • Observing students/instruction and gathering data
  • Collaborative planning of lessons
  • Providing/finding resources for teaching
  • Co-teaching or modeling lessons
  • Support in managing relationships with key stakeholders: students, parents, colleagues, administrators
  • Improve teaching effectiveness/student achievement using data
  • Setting professional goals

3.5 sub days provided for the following (no 4:00-6:00 p.m. seminars this year):

  • 2 BTC Summits – Full day of professional development geared towards your needs and interests, we will do some whole group work together, and have break-out sessions as well (October 2013 and February 2014)

  •  2-3 Field Observations (one full day & one half day, or 3 half days) – Opportunities to observe master teachers in their classrooms to get ideas, ask questions, etc. (October-December 2013 and March-May 2014)

*Our grant funding has been decreased for the 2013-2014 school year and we had to make significant cuts to our program, including no longer offering the PSU credits.

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