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Mentoring Courses

Summer 2018

EDU620 Mentoring in Action: Becoming a Qualified Mentor and Teacher Leader (3 graduate credits) 
June 29–August 17, 2018; 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 3 graduate credits and 67.5 PDPs. Does not include required texts.

Registration deadline: June 27, 2018 
Questions: All course questions can be directed to Karen Gannon at Mentoring in Action: .

EDU646 Mindful Teaching: Refining Your Practice to Inspire Learning (3 graduate credits)
June 29–August 5, 2018; online
This course includes five online modules 1) Mindful Teaching, 2) Inspired Lessons, 3) Student Perspectives, 4) Being Engaged, and 5) Professional Learning. Mindfulness practices will be introduced in Module 1 and reinforced in all modules. Modules 2-5 are aligned with the Standards for Effective Teaching Practices (DESE) and the Educator Evaluation Rubric. Modules will include videos, readings, mindful meditations, application of strategies into the classroom context, and end of module reflections. A focus on sharing what worked and what could be done differently in the future is emphasized. One optional face-to-face meeting of the course participants is encouraged.
Outcomes for this course are improved proficiency on the Educator Evaluation, evidence for SMART Goals, and practical strategies for self-care using SEL and mindfulness.

Course cost: $595 includes all fees, an online mentor, 3 graduate credits (67.5 PDPs) from Gordon College.
Registration deadline: June 27, 2018
Questions: All course questions can be directed to Karen Gannon at Mentoring in Action: .

EDU 716 Mindful Leadership in Action: Supporting Novice Teachers (3 graduate credits)
(only offered once a year in summer June 29 – August 17 includes final)
A comprehensive overview of current standards as well as mindfulness strategies to minimize
stress.

Designed for busy…

  • assistant principals responsible for supporting novices and evaluation of educators.
  • principals, assistant superintendents, directors of curriculum responsible for designing district programs to train mentors and support induction of novices.
  • new leaders who want to get current and create a plan for a collaborative culture.

Course cost: $795 includes all fees, an online mentor, 3 graduate credits (67.5 PDPs) from Gordon College.
Registration deadline: June 27, 2018
Questions: All course questions can be directed to Karen Gannon at Mentoring in Action: .

Fall 2018

EDU620 Mentoring in Action: Becoming a Qualified Mentor and Teacher Leader (3 graduate credits) 
September 14–December 19, 2018; 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 3 graduate credits and 67.5 PDPs. Does not include required texts.
Registration deadline: June 27, 2018 
Questions: All course questions can be directed to Karen Gannon at Mentoring in Action: .

EDU 645 Maintaining Your Balance: Becoming an Effective Teacher (3 graduate credits) 
September 14, 2018–June 16, 2019, 2018; online
This year-long course provides support to a beginning teacher who would benefit from a one-one online mentor. Using the book, The First Years Matter 2nd ed., course participants reflect on teaching practices and try new strategies in their classrooms. This course meets the requirement for 50 hours of mentoring.

For novice teachers who:

  • have completed at least one year of teaching in the district.
  • would benefit from graduate credit and meeting the 50-hour mentoring requirement.
  • are interested in using student perspectives to enhance their teaching.

Course cost: $595 includes 3 graduate credits and 67.5 PDPs. 
Registration deadline: September 12, 2018 
Questions: All course questions can be directed to Karen Gannon at Mentoring in Action: .

EDU646 Mindful Teaching: Refining Your Practice to Inspire Learning ( 3 graduate credits)
October 5, 2018–February 24, 2019; online
This course includes five online modules 1) Mindful Teaching, 2) Inspired Lessons, 3) Student Perspectives, 4) Being Engaged, and 5) Professional Learning. Mindfulness practices will be introduced in Module 1 and reinforced in all modules. Modules 2-5 are aligned with the Standards for Effective Teaching Practices (DESE) and the Educator Evaluation Rubric. Modules will include videos, readings, mindful meditations, application of strategies into the classroom context, and end of module reflections. A focus on sharing what worked and what could be done differently in the future is emphasized. One optional face-to-face meeting of the course participants is encouraged.
Outcomes for this course are improved proficiency on the Educator Evaluation, evidence for SMART Goals, and practical strategies for self-care using SEL and mindfulness.

Course cost: $595 includes all fees, an online mentor, 3 graduate credits (67.5 PDPs) from Gordon College.
Registration deadline: October 3, 2018
Questions: Contact Carol Pelletier Radford  with questions or how to organize a customized cohort with a teacher leader from your school or district.

Registration and Payment

How to Register and pay for graduate credit

Step 1: Fill out the New Student Form which allows Gordon College to set up a student account.
Step 2: Register and pay for your course through our CashNet system.

Complete this two-step registration process by clicking here.

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.