Oct 23, 2021
EDTE 6110 - Supervision of Instruction
This course is designed for practicing teachers interested in developing skills necessary for peer mentoring of induction year teachers. Skills to be addressed include classroom observation, providing constructive feedback, and analysis of all components of the teaching process. Following extensive research and an analysis of the theoretical underpinnings of the teaching and mentoring processes, teachers will develop personalized plans of action in response to self-reflection and mentoring situations.
The purpose of this course is to prepare practicing teachers with the tools necessary to successfully support first year teachers in a peer mentoring situation. An analysis of potential strategies will be conducted and foundational skills will be developed and refined/enhanced. This course provides training to potential mentor teachers, increasing the cadre of available mentors thereby building capacity across the nation as the number of new teachers grows and retention continues to be an issue of importance.
Credit Hours: 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 seminar
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
- Engage in professional and ethical practices.
- Engage in self-reflection specific to the traits of good mentors.
- Evaluate best-practice strategies in light of adult learning theory.
- Identify contextual factors impacting beginning teachers.
- Synthesize and evaluate adult learning theories.
- Utilize current research to identify best-practice strategies to be used in mentoring situations.
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