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Mentor Roundtables
2017-2018 for Wahluke and Royal School Districts

Mentors will learn the key elements of quality practice in mentoring, based on the "Standards for Beginning Teacher Induction" from CSTP. Teacher mentors will learn the standards for hiring, orientation, hiring, mentoring, professional learning, formative assessment for teacher growth, and induction program impact. They will examine descriptors for analysis of district performance and assess their current state. Teachers will learn the professional qualities and characteristics of a highly-effective mentor. Teachers will learn about quality questioning and the varying stances to take with novice teachers. Teachers will learn components of communication that increase novice teachers'' ability to acclimate and learn the culture and curriculum of the district. Mentors will learn about the ideal culture which encourages novice teachers to continue teaching in their districts. Mentor teachers will learn how to collaborate with novice teachers in meaningful ways that honor the new teachers'' ideas and share the mentor teachers'' expertise in job-embedded ways. Mentors will learn how to assess their impact, monitor novice teacher growth, and make recommendations for further development of a comprehensive induction and mentoring program that results in higher retention of novice teachers.

Important Session Information:
Nov. 15, 2017, Jan. 11, 2018, and Mar. 6, 2018 sessions will meet at Wahluke High School Library -*-*- Dec. 13, 2017, Feb. 5, 2018, and May 16, 2018 sessions will meet at Red Rock Elementary, Room 141.

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Seats Filled:
12 / 30
Credits Available:
(12) Clock Hours
Contact Person:
Diane Buchanan
Tanya Randolph
Date Time Location
11/15/2017 3:45 PM - 5:45 PM Offsite
12/13/2017 3:45 PM - 5:45 PM Offsite
1/11/2018 3:45 PM - 5:45 PM Offsite
2/5/2018 3:45 PM - 5:45 PM Offsite
3/6/2018 3:45 PM - 5:45 PM Offsite
5/16/2018 3:45 PM - 5:45 PM Offsite
33 South Second Avenue, Yakima WA 98902