Training Description: This training prepares local educators to become certified Mentor Teachers who will support undergraduate residents, post-baccalaureate candidates, and developing teachers in their district. Beginning September 1, 2020, Mentor Teacher certification will be required to host a resident teacher.
Mentor Teacher training focuses on improving participants’ knowledge of essential content, content pedagogy, and methods to support others in their development of these concepts and skills. These following skills and knowledge are at the core of Mentor Teacher training:
Building strong relationships with their resident/teachers
Identifying and addressing the needs of residents/teachers based on teacher preparation competencies
Implementing regular observation and feedback cycles to deliver resources and coaching for residents/teachers
Tracking resident/teacher progress and facilitating self-reflection and improvement.
To be eligible for certification, Mentor Teachers must also pass the training-aligned Louisiana Mentor Teacher Assessment Series.