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Mentoring Courses

Fall 2017

EDU620 Mentoring in Action: Becoming a Qualified Mentor and Teacher Leader (3 graduate credits) 
September 6–December 31, 2017; online
Graduate preparation for mentors in training or current mentors who want to refresh and update their skills. In this one-semester course, you will learn how to mindfully mentor, align conversations to educator evaluation, develop a district plan, and differentiate mentoring conversations to meet the varied needs of novice teachers in your district.  

Seven online modules include: 

  • What Does A Mentor Need to Know and Be Able to Do?
  • Mentoring in Action: Meeting the Needs of Novice Teachers
  • The First Three Years Matter!
  • Effective Mentoring Conversations
  • Integrating Student Perspectives into Teaching Practices
  • Mindful Mentoring
  • Leadership for Sustainable Mentoring

Course cost: $595 includes graduate credits and 67.5 PDPs. Does not include required texts.
Registration deadline: September 11, 2017 
Questions: All course questions can be directed to Karen Gannon at Mentoring in Action: .

EDU645 Maintaining Your Balance: Becoming an Effective Teacher (3 graduate credits) 
September 6, 2017–June 17, 2018; online
This online, year-long course is offered to 2nd and 3rd-year teachers who need to meet the 50-hour requirement for mentoring beyond year one (ESE Induction and Mentoring Guidelines 2015). The First Years Matter guides monthly reflections to support improving teaching practices.

Course cost: $595 includes graduate credits and 67.5 PDPs. Does not include required texts.
Registration deadline: September 11, 2017 
Questions: All course questions can be directed to Karen Gannon at Mentoring in Action: .

EDU716 Mindful Leadership in Action (3 graduate credits) 
September 29–December 31, 2017; Online.
Principals, assistant principals, and other district leaders responsible for mentor training and induction are often overloaded with responsibilities. This online course introduces current DESE Guidelines, offers practical ideas, and uses mindfulness approaches to minimize anxiety and promote wellness. Content is delivered online using videos, articles, and a reflection journal. Four required texts.

Five modules include: 

  • Social and Emotional Learning for Leaders 
  • Shared Leadership to Support Novice Teachers and Mentors 
  • Aligning Mentoring and Induction to Educator Evaluation Standards 
  • Collaborating With Mentors to Document Teacher Effectiveness, and 
  • Mindful Leadership in Action

Course cost: $795 includes graduate credits and 67.5 PDPs for recertification. Does not include the costs of required texts.
Registration deadline: September 29, 2017 
Questions: All course questions can be directed to Karen Gannon at Mentoring in Action: .

 

Registration and Payment

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Registration, Withdrawal and Refund Policy
Prior to registering, please review Gordon's Registration, Withdrawal and Refund Policy.
There is no refund for an online course once it begins.