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8:30 a.m.
to 3:30 p.m.

Meaningful Mentoring: Skills and Strategies Workshop

Please join us for a day-long workshop on developing critical skills and strategies for mentoring teacher candidates. Morning workshops will offer two strands:

  • Co-teaching foundations
  • Advanced mentoring

Afternoon break-out sessions will focus on mentoring basics, edTPA support, classroom management, and engaging roundtable conversations. Sessions will be repeated to maximize participant options.

Morning Workshops

Co-teaching foundations: Led by Bethany Hamilton-Jones, clinical associate professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Special Education, participants will learn specific co-teaching strategies that have been proven to enhance the mentor/mentee relationship and improve classroom learning.

Advanced mentoring: This workshop is designed for experienced mentor teachers who want to take mentoring to the next level. The workshop will be facilitated by seasoned mentor teachers, College of Education faculty, and knowledgeable administrators.

Afternoon Sessions

Mentoring 101: This session will review the basic responsibilities of mentors for those who are new to the role.

edTPA for mentor teachers: This session is presented by Anne McDonald, edTPA coordinator for the College of Education. Come learn what edTPA is, what resources are available for mentor teachers, and how mentor teachers can support teacher candidates through the process.

Coaching teacher candidates in classroom management: Led by Amy Murphy, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Educational Theory and Practice, this session will focus on how mentor teachers can help candidates learn classroom management strategies based on a foundation of positive relationships with students.

Roundtable conversations about mentoring: Roundtable conversations will be led by College of Education faculty and experienced mentor teachers and will focus on select topics related to mentoring teacher candidates.

Facilitators: Morgan Faison, assistant professor, Department of Educational Theory and Practice; Allison Nealy, clinical associate professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Special Education: Kathy Thompson, clinical professor, Department of Educational Theory and Practice, Janna Dresden, clinical associate professor, Department of Educational Theory and Practice

For more information about the workshop, please contact Anna Hiers at 706-542-9836.

This workshop is co-sponsored by the Office of Academic Programs, the Office of School Engagement, and the Office of Experiential Learning.



Registration is free for the first 150 registrants! Space is limited so register early. Registration includes instructional materials, parking pass, refreshment break, and lunch.

Registration deadline: May 17

Cancellation policy: All cancellations must be submitted via email by May 17.

Registration transfer: If you have registered for an event but cannot attend, you may transfer your registration to another person. Simply email 24 hours before the event with the registration information of the person who will attend.


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