Mentorship

Mentorship/Supervision Training Summer PD Schedule 2018

Why Mentoring?

The mentor’s overall role is to promote the growth and development of the beginning teacher to improve student learning. When new teachers are hired, they are given a full program and are expected to impact student learning immediately without the benefit of any period of apprenticeship. New teachers essentially have to learn how to teach while on the job. Mentors are critical supports in guiding new teachers to enhance their planning, instruction, and content knowledge. Mentors help orient new teachers to the school community and to teaching in general. Mentors also serve as collegial and emotional supports for this challenging phase of a teacher’s career.

The VDOE Licensure Manual Section 6: Mentorship/Supervision

Compensation

Compensation is based on work per hour=$25.

Compensation for mentors serving new-to-profession teachers: The mentor can serve up to two new-to-profession teachers at a time: compensation is $500 for the first new teacher for 20 hours of support (from Aug -May); an additional $200 should a second be assigned.

Compensation for mentors serving new-to-Hampton (but not new to teaching) teachers: $150 for the initial mentee for six hours of support (to be completed by first semester's end) and $75 for any additional.

In order to be compensated, mentors must submit a time log to the office of Teacher Development (Kim Richardson) showing they've met their responsibilities.

Multiple Mentees

Please note:

When completing your mentor logs, only complete 1 log entry per time period/interaction, no matter now many mentees you were supporting during that time frame

For example, if you met with 2 teachers from 8:00am-8:30am, you log ​that ​30 minutes

​ one time​, and in the COMMENT section enter both TEACHERS' names.

Rationale:

If you enter twice, this indicates you worked double the time. ​According to the VDOE licensure renewal manual, we are only able to issue 1 point per hour of support​.

Hopefully, this will help you out:

​When working with multiple New to Profession Teachers only:

According to the compensation (quoted below) 28 hours is the time to plan to mentor between the two.

"Compensation for mentors serving new-to-profession teachers: The mentor can serve up to two new-to-profession teachers at a time: compensation is $500 for the first new teacher; an additional $200 should a second be assigned.

When working with multiple New to Hampton Teachers only:

According to the compensation (quoted below) 9 hours is the time to plan to mentor between the two.

"Compensation for mentors serving new-to-Hampton (but not new to teaching) teachers: $150 for the initial mentee and $75 for any additional. In order to be compensated, mentors must submit a time log to the office of Teacher Development showing they've met their responsibilities."

When working with multiple combinations of new to profession and new to HCS:​

According to the compensation, working with this combination is 26 hours of support (20 for the brand new and 6 for the new to HCS)

We understand this may be different from the PD points and compensation understanding in ​the past and

​that you may ​have questions regarding this information.

Collaboration between veteran and new teachers is imperative to creating a stable foundation for beginning educators. Mentorships allow teachers a chance to foster growth, change, and apply new strategies with the end result being student achievement. As a mentor and mentee you will be provided with a monthly list of possible topics. These topics will be based on the “Big Four” which are planning, delivery, classroom management, and student assessment. The following are suggested monthly discussion points from the book, The First-Year Teacher’s Checklist: A Quick Reference for classroom success by Julia G. Thompson.

Big Talk Month by Month Discussion Plan

Study Guide

School Mentoring Docs 18-19