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Professional teacher mentoring builds school culture by supporting educators’ professional growth and psychosocial development. Mentoring relationships are most commonly used to help pre-service teachers grow and to guide new teacher induction. Yet mentors often struggle to find formal support and learning opportunities that can help them do their jobs better. Instead, most teacher mentors develop their practices by learning on the job, relying heavily on intuition and trial and error.
In Teachers Mentoring Teachers: Practices for Powerful Professional Communities, you’ll explore best practices in mentoring with seasoned mentors. And you’ll learn how to extend the power of mentoring to work with teachers across their careers. Over the course of six weeks, we’ll establish a foundation of practice for mentor teachers. We’ll learn how to create inclusive professional communities in which teachers work together, learn from one another, and support each other’s growth and development. And we’ll learn how to use mentoring in service of powerful learning opportunities for students.
Formal and informal mentoring relationships are not just valuable for beginners. They benefit us throughout our careers, as our needs change and our interests evolve. And while mentoring relationships have a positive impact on the mentee, they can provide transformative professional learning opportunities for the mentor as well. In this course, you’ll learn how to ensure benefit for both sides of the equation.
In this course, you’ll join Harvard faculty and experienced mentors who work directly with beginning and veteran teachers to hone their teaching and instructional leadership practice. You’ll contribute your own expertise and learn from that of your fellow practitioners as you address the following questions:
The course is divided into six one-week modules designed for you to grow as a mentor teacher. Each week consists of approximately three hours of online work and one practice challenge, during which you’ll apply your learning in your real-world context.
Through the weekly modules you’ll uncover the general characteristics of powerful mentoring relationships, the unique features of mentoring relationships at different stages of teaching, and your own authentic enactments of who you are and aspire to be as a mentor. Whether you are new to mentoring or an experienced mentor, you’ll learn practices that help you build your mentoring skills and seek out opportunities to be mentored by others.
Noah Heller focuses on developing effective approaches to practice-based teacher education, teacher leadership and learning, and mathematics pedagogy.
Lecturer on Education
This program welcomes registrations from both individuals and teams. First-time registrants need to create a Professional Education account to register.
Individuals: Click the "Register" button at the top of this page to log into your Professional Education account and access the registration page. Proceed with the individual form until submission. Invoices will be immediately available upon the submission of the form.
Step 1: Designate one participant or an administrative staff member as the Coordinator.
Step 2: Upon the submission of the team application, all team members will receive an email notification with a link to their personal registration form. Team members should complete their forms promptly to access the program’s Community Group for updates and Canvas course access.
Professional Education is excited to offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for your successful participation in this program. The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is a nationally and internationally recognized unit of measurement for non-credit continuing education programs. As an IACET Accredited Provider, Professional Education offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard.
Requirements to be eligible to earn CEUs:
Upon successfully meeting all requirements outlined above, you will be notified via email that you have A) earned the certificate of completion for the program and B) are now eligible to earn CEUs. This email will contain the link to complete the required reflection assignment if you wish to receive CEUs, along with a submission deadline and time frame for receiving your CEUs. After submitting your reflection assignment, we will notify you via email of your CEU status, and if you have met all requirements, you will be able to download and view your CEU certificate at this point in time. ILC modules are eligible for 2 CEUs.
Note: Professional Education is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard. IACET is recognized internationally as a standard development organization and accrediting body that promotes the quality of continuing education and training.
Starting in 2024, ILC course tuition will be adjusted to $399 per person per course. However, if you have already taken at least one ILC course before or in 2023, you will continue enjoying the price of $349 per person per course for all iterations during 2024 through the use of a discount code. The code will be shared with all eligible participants via email. If you are eligible and don’t have it, please contact us so we can send it to you again. Click here for instructions on how to apply the code.