TITLE: Mentoring and Coaching: Building Relationships and Fostering a Positive Learning Community
DATE: March 12th and March 18th, 2015
LOCATION: Pascack Valley High School, Media Center Seminar Room, Hillsdale, NJ 07642
INSTRUCTOR: Joseph Orlak
This mini-course focuses on building relationships between veteran and novice teachers. Topics include expectations and concerns of the novice teacher, teacher effectiveness vs. teacher needs, definition exploration of the meaning of mentoring and coaching, an introduction to teacher supervision including feedback and conferencing, an examination of various dimensions of the cooperating teacher-novice faculty member relationship, co-teaching strategies, and sharing the wisdom of practice of veteran educators. This course will also explore new practices in teacher evaluation, based upon the TEACHNJ law specifically coaching feedback -based models. Participants will get hands on practice in conducting mini-observations and post-observation conferences. This mini-course fulfills the MSUNER requirement for Strategies for Mentoring and Coaching.
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