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									FAQ’s

•   Do mentors complete a portfolio?
To meet state requirements mentors are
required to complete a limited portfolio.
•   What is the difference between certi-
    fied and traditional mentors?
The beginning teacher's license                                                        PASSING THE TORCH
determines their internship
requirements. Beginning teachers with
a Rules 2002 are assigned a mentor for
two years. Beginning teachers with a
Rules 46-47 license complete their
                                                                                     Mentor Training
internship in one year. Mentors for all of
year one teachers follow the same
                                                                                     Program
chronology.
• How are mentors matched with their
    protégés?                                                                        “Those having torches will
                                                                                     pass them on to others.”
State Certified Mentors
                                                                                     -Plato
will be matched with
beginning teachers
who have the Rules 2002
license. Every effort is made to
match protégés with mentors in their
building and/or department.                  Contact Information:
•   CRUs/Graduate Credit                     Sue Brady, Curriculum Coordinator
                                                  317-227-8663
Participants can receive 20 CRUs for         David Marcotte, Director of Personnel
completion of the mentor training pro-            317-227-8673
gramming or participants may register        Kathleen Siler, Secretary
at Ball State University or IUPUI for 3           317-227-8663
hours credit.
•   How does GCL support protégés?
                                                        MSD of Wayne Township        MSD of Wayne Township
The GCL courses are designed to fur-
ther new teachers’ understanding of
best practices and portfolio expecta-                                                        317-243-8251
tions.
                                      A teacher affects eternity. He can never tell
                                      where his influence stops. - Henry B. Adams

     Mentor Training Program                                                                     A good mentor is
                                                                                                 a teacher who
                                         The Benefits of Mentoring

      The Commitment                                                                             •    Is a skillful teacher

•   Attend 5 day standards-                                                                      •    Has at least four years experience
                                                                              Cognitive
    based Mentor Training                                                     Coaching
                                             Reflective Practice                                 •    Is able to transmit effective teach-
                                                                                                      ing strategies
       3 days—Summer,                                          Cutting-edge
                                                                 training                        •    Has a thorough command of the
      July 28,29,30, 2009                                                                             curriculum being taught
                                         Helping the
         2 days release                  novice grow                            Rejuvenation
                                                                                                 •    Can communicate openly with the
        October 2, 2009
                                                                                                      beginning teacher
       December 1, 2009
                                                                                                 •    Is sensitive to the needs of the
                                                                                                      beginning teacher
    Mentor Expectations                                    The Payoffs             Expanded      •    Understands that effective teach-
                                     Strengthening
                                                                                   career role
                                     the profession                                                   ers have varying styles
•   Successfully complete the
    formal mentor training                                                                       •    Is careful not to be overly judg-
•   Maintain documentation of                                                                         mental
    completion of required ac-
    tivities                           Professional
                                       Collaboration
•   Enjoy the role of teacher-
    leader for MSD of Wayne                                                        Validation        MSD of Wayne Township
                                                              Professional
    Township                                                    growth
•   Facilitate a professional vi-
    sion in a learning-focused                                                                        Contact information
    relationship                                                                                      Sue Brady, Curriculum Coordinator
•   Become a mentor for a be-                                                                         227-8663
                                                                                                      David Marcotte, Director of Personnel
    ginning teacher
                                                                                                      227-8673
                                    Receive CRUs or
                                    enroll at BSU or IUPUI for
                                    3 hours graduate credit

								
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