TEACHER INDUCTION MENTORING PROGRAM (DUVAL ONLY)
About the Teacher Induction Mentoring Program
The Mentoring Program is a school-based initiative designed to develop and prepare mentors for the critical work of supporting novice teachers. The program establishes a specialized learning community of experienced educators at each participating school. Colleagues work collaboratively to develop expertise in providing the necessary support for new teachers to grow professionally. The Mentoring Program is the culmination of on-going action research which focuses on improving novice teacher support in high-need schools. Now in its third year of implementation, the program has grown from serving 10 high-need schools to over 30 high-need schools.
For the Participants
Mentor Teachers will:
- Receive professional development that focuses on building effective mentoring relationships, understanding teacher expectations, developing dialogue skills, and learning data-gathering techniques
- Engage in monthly book study and receive research-based materials for their professional libraries
Novice teachers will:
- Benefit from having knowledgeable mentors who understand their individual needs as developing teachers
- Work collaboratively with their mentors to increase their understanding of the role of the teacher, gain insights into the needs of the students and community, and build teaching skills that impact student achievement
- Provide a school-based comprehensive mentor development program that offers strategies designed to promote teacher retention and teacher quality in high-need schools
- Provide mentors with assistance and expertise in the fields of teaching and support as they integrate mentoring into their everyday practice
The Summer Mentoring Academy offers differentiated professional development opportunities for veteran mentors who wish to deepen their practice, novice mentors who are seeking to gain expertise, and administrators who are interested in program implementation for their schools.
- To view more information about T.I.P. including the T.I.P. handbook, monthly calendar, workshop schedule, District Cadre contact information, and so much more, click here.
- To view a complete listing of new teacher training courses or to electronically enroll in new teacher training courses using the online course registration system, click here. Log in and click "Course Catalog." Click the down arrow next to curriculum, select "New Teacher Training," and then click "Search." Click on either a course title to view details or click "Register" to the left of that course title to register for the course.
- For additional information, please call Lissa Dunn at (904) 348-7201 or via email at email@example.com.