College of Education, Health and Human Sciences New Teacher Center
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New Teacher Center

215 Ball Hall

Memphis, TN 38133


fax 901.678.4778

Regional Mentor Training Schedule

The New Teacher Center at the University of Memphis contracts with local school districts to deliver training and assessment services in developing a comprehensive induction and mentoring model.  These services support the growth of mentors, subject matter coaches, supervisors, cooperating teachers, principals, assistant principals and coordinators of teacher induction programs.  Workshop sessions are conducted on the following topics:

Introduction to Instructional Mentoring (two days) to support mentors in responding to each new teacher's developmental and contextual needs and promote the ongoing examination of classroom practice.

Setting Professional Goals (one day) to deepen mentors' understanding of the role of formative assessment through establishing focused goals, based on student standards and professional teaching standards.

Coaching and Observation Strategies for Working with Beginning Teachers (two days) to assist mentors in collecting and sharing classroom observation data aligned with professional teaching standards and to help new teachers improve instructional practice.

Coaching in Complex Situations (one day) an advanced coaching training to support the mentors' professional development to coach strategically and to find solutions to challenging situations.

Analysis of Student Work, Differentiation, and Lesson Planning (two days) to provide mentors with tools and strategies for helping beginning teachers identify student needs, plan for differentiated instruction, and ensure equitable learning outcomes.

Mentoring for Equity (two days) to present mentors with a framework for coaching new teachers regarding inequities in issues of race, language, and culture.

Designing and Presenting Professional Development for Beginning Teachers (two days) to support mentors in bringing new teachers together for meaningful and responsive learning experiences based on principles of adult learning.

For additional information, please contact Vivian Gunn Morris, Director of New Teacher Center at 901.678.2352.

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