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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Training Activities

Page address: http://ed.mnsu.edu/cmi/training.html

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

Mentor Support

PLS #2: Observing and Conferencing (2 days) October 29-30, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
To provide mentors with tools and processes for collecting and analyzing observation data, aligned with professional teaching standards, to improve teaching practice.

Participant Outcomes:
 Reflect upon and discuss mentoring experiences since Instructional Mentoring
 Extend and expand upon the use of instructional mentoring language
 Use protocols and tools that support an effective classroom observation cycle
 Communicate, collaborate, and coordinate with a site administrator for beginning teacher assessment and support
 

PLS #3: Using Data to Inform Instruction (2 days) January 21-22, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
To deepen mentor understanding of the process of analyzing student work in order to strategically plan and adjust standards-based instruction.

Participant Outcomes:
 Reflect upon and discuss mentoring experiences since Observing and Conferencing
 Use protocols for analyzing student work with beginning teachers
 Incorporate relevant aspects of brain research to inform and transform instructional mentoring and teaching practice
 Extend and expand upon the use of instructional mentoring language
 

PLS #4: Designing Effective Instruction (2 days) May 20-21, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
To develop mentor expertise in supporting beginning teachers to plan standards-based, differentiated instruction that reaches all learners.

Participant Outcomes:
 Use tools and protocols for planning standards-based, differentiated instruction
 Support beginning teachers to plan for and use flexible grouping
 Assess and reflect upon professional growth and set next steps
 

Mentor Network:

Option 1 (during day): 9a.m.-Noon on 11/26, 1/9, 2/5, 3/20, 4/30
Option 2 (after school): 4-6:30 p.m. on 11/26, 1/9, 2/5, 3/20, 4/30
– refreshments and parking pass included

Cognitive Coaching Foundation Seminar:

8:15 a.m.-4:00 p.m. each day
Days 5&6 (11/19-11/20), Days 7&8 (1/15-1/16)
 – refreshments, lunch, and parking pass included
Graduate credit available (tuition charges apply)
 

Beginning Teacher Support

Beginning teacher seminars: 4:00-6:30 p.m. each day
1. Thursday 12/12: “Long-Range Instructional Planning”
2. Tuesday 2/4: “Using Formative & Summative Assessment in Instruction”
3. Thursday 5/1: “Designing Instruction for Diverse Learners”
$200/yr/beginning teacher: 2 or more $150/person – refreshments and parking pass included – Graduate credit available for completing entire series (tuition charges apply)
 

School & Leadership Support

  • Induction Leader Network: “Designing Effective Induction Support Systems” 4:00-6:30 p.m. each day: Tuesday 11/5, Thursday 1/30, Tuesday 4/1
     

Full day sessions held at Minnesota State University, Mankato.  For details, call Lori Bird at 507-389-5716.