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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Training Activities for Teachers, Mentors, Q-Comp Coaches, Supervisors, Coordinators, Principals


Teacher Candidate Support Network: 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Mentors greatly benefit from monthly follow-up sessions to extend and enrich their capacity to support pre-service and beginning teachers. A synergistic, collaborative relationship forms between mentors as a result of their reflection, collegial coaching and goal setting. Mentors are encouraged to attend all network sessions.
Network Dates: Sept. 15, Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Dec. 12, Jan. 19, Feb. 16, Mar. 23, Apr. 20

Cognitive Coaching Foundation Seminar

[PDF] Cognitive Coaching Announcement (140 KiB)

[PDF] Cognitive Coaching Refresher (69 KiB) (NEW EVENT)

The eight-day series serves to extend and enrich the mentor/coach’s capacity to promote and develop self-directedness in those they serve. Using communication structures that get to the heart of the thinking process, the planning, reflecting, and problem resolving tools help those being coached to access internal resources and prompt thinking at higher levels. - All eight CCFS sessions must be taken in sequential order.

2016-17 Cognitive Coaching Dates: 

  • October 6
  • November 10
  • December 8
  • January 11
  • February 1
  • March 15
  • April 6
  • April 26


Details pertaining to registration and costs for mentor training sessions can be found on the Events & Registrations page. For additional information about the training activities, contact Carol Burns at or 507-389-5448.