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Beginning Educator Support Team

2013-2015 BEST Mentor Academy

OSPI Mentor Academy is a 3-day training opportunity for experienced teachers focused on developing their skills to serve in a mentoring and/or coaching role. The primary emphasis is on ways to support the growth and development of novice teachers, although the skills are transferable to working with veteran teachers as well. Topics include roles and stances of mentors; skills for holding learning-focused conversation; strategies for conducting observations, gathering data, and providing feedback; effective classroom management; supporting teachers in the new state evaluation system; and professional conduct. Participants will receive a copy of Mentoring Matters.

Days 1 and 2 of the Mentor Academy will be in the Fall. Day 3 will be held in the spring to review, extend, and practice coaching skills that promote professional growth in addition to exploring ways to support new educators as they finish the school year and set goals for their growth in the next.

More information and registration can be found at:

OSPI Mentor Tune-Up
Cultural Proficiency and Courageous Conversations

For those who have previously attended the OSPI Mentor Academy, this 1-day session is an opportunity to review, refresh, and extend your skills for supporting the growth and development of novice teachers. NOTE: This training is subsidized by OSPI with state funds dedicated to supporting beginning educators.


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