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Beginning Educator Support Team

Events - Beginning Educator Support Team

Roundtable Meetings:

Mentor Academies:

Inclement weather plan: If the district where the training is located is closed, the training is canceled for that day. If schools open 1 or 2 hours late, the training will begin 1 or 2 hours late as the district is doing. BEST will attempt to send emails to registered participants of the training to notify them of the plan.


Mentor Academy 101: Instructional Mentoring - Tools and Skills for Teacher and Student Growth

This three-day training for experienced educators focuses on developing skills to serve in mentoring and coaching roles. The primary emphasis is on supporting instructional growth and development of novice teachers and ESAs, although the skills are transferable to working with veteran educators too. Topics include roles and stances of mentors; skills for holding learning-focused conversations; strategies for conducting observations, gathering data, and providing feedback; effective classroom management; using instructional frameworks to promote growth; and confidentiality. Participants will receive a copy of Mentoring Matters. Days 1 and 2 provide a foundation of skills and knowledge for instructional mentoring. Day 3 reviews and extends mentoring skills and knowledge. View the 3-day Mentor Academy agenda.

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Mentor Academy Day 1-2 Date * Mentor Academy Day 3 Date * Time Location * Registration

February 6, 2019 - CANCELLED8:30am-3:30pmTacoma Closed
  February 12, 2019 - CANCELLED8:30am-3:30pmFederal Way Closed
 February 13, 2019 - CANCELLED8:30am-3:30pmSpokane Closed
June TBD TBD8:30am-3:30pmVancouver Registration will open in March
June TBD TBD8:30am-3:30pmWenatchee Registration will open in March
June TBD TBD8:30am-3:30pmPuget Sound Registration will open in March


Mentor Academy 101 - Day 4 (optional): Mentoring Special Ed Teachers

This one-day training focuses on mentoring teachers of special education in their three roles—classroom teacher, case manager for students, and lead for adults in their building. Prerequisite for this academy is prior attendance of Mentor Academy days 1-2 with a commitment to attending day 3.

BEST is not offering any Mentor Academy day 4's for the remainder of the 2018-2019 school year.


   Updated 2/13/2019

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