Associate - Building a Learning Community


Responsibilities of the Associate

The Mentor Program is being implemented for the purpose of providing support, growth and professional development opportunities for teachers in the school district.

Learner

As a learner, the associate shall:

• understand district policies, schedules and procedures;
• become familiar with the resources, curricula and students’ needs; and
• become aware of the professional opportunities such as workshops, in-services, college classes and other renewal unit opportunities.

Participator

As a participator, the associate shall:

• meet with mentor formal and informally;
• work toward attainment of goals;
• document activities (examples include log, journal, video taping, etc.);
• attend mentoring activities.

Collaborator

As a collaborator, the associate shall:

• communicate needs to the mentor;
• meet with the mentor in developing goals;
• be open to feedback and suggestions from the mentor;
• observe teaching techniques in the mentor’s and other classrooms;
• arrange for the mentor to observe; and
• participate in pre- and post-conferences in conjunction with observations conducted by observing principal.