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Beginning Educator Support Team

Events - Beginning Educator Support Team

Roundtable Meetings:

Mentor Academies:


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.


Day 1-2
Day 3

June 19-20, 2018 - 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
October 16, 2018
- 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (ESD 101)
West Valley High School
8301 E. Buckeye Ave.
Spokane, WA 99212


Day 1-2
Day 3

June 27-28, 2018 - 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
October 11, 2018
- 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Washington Education Association
32032 Weyerhaeuser Way S.
Federal Way, WA 98001


Day 1-2
Day 3

June 27-28, 2018 - 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
October 25, 2018
- 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Wenatchee Valley Technical Skills Center
327 Penny Road
Wenatchee, WA 98801


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 recent participation in Mentor Academy 101, Days 1-3.

There are no Special Ed Mentor Academies scheduled at this time. Registration for the following locations will be posted in May:

  • Everett
  • Tri-Cities
  • Tacoma


BEST Mentor Academy 101s are currently being scheduled in the following locations:


  • Tri-Cities
  • Vancouver
  • Puyallup/Tacoma
  • Bremerton
  • North Puget Sound (Everett)


  • Mt. Vernon
  • Yakima
  • Olympia
  • Wenatchee
  • Spokane
  • Federal Way

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   Updated 5/7/2018

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