Training scheduled for new teacher mentors
The Iowa Department of Education will be hosting a four-day training of Journey to Excellence, a beginning teacher mentoring model, through the 2016-17 school year.
This training is geared toward mentor teachers new to working with beginning teachers. Specific mentor knowledge and skills are targeted and practiced including information about the mentor's role, the needs of the beginning teacher and the attributes of effective mentor-beginning educator relationships. This training is not explicitly intended for District Mentor Facilitators and space is limited.