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Preservice Mentor Academy (Parts 1-2)

Preservice Mentor Academy (Parts 1-2)


October 19-20 2020 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM


  • JoAnn Todd
  • Linda Cowan
  • Matthew Miller


Preservice Mentor Academy Part 1-2 is a virtual event on the development of foundational mentor and coaching skills and knowledge with a clear focus on mentoring preservice teachers (student teachers, teacher candidates, practicum teachers, etc.) This training is intended for experienced educators who will be supporting the instructional growth and development of novice educators and/or preservice educators, although the skills transfer to work with veteran educators, too. Topics include: understanding the functions of mentoring, facilitating learning-focused conversations, using instructional frameworks to promote growth, conducting observations and providing effective feedback, gathering data, promoting equitable classrooms, and maintaining confidentiality.

Event Notes

Important notes: 

1. Materials: Register for this event by October 2 at 5:00pm to receive a copy of Mentoring Matters 3rd Edition book and printed materials. If you register after this date, you'll receive electronic copies. 

2. Substitute Request: If you register for this event by October 7 at 11:00am, you are eligible to receive a substitute reimbursement from OSPI. 

3. Part 3 Registration: This registration is for Part 1-2. Part 3 is typically held 6-8 weeks later so participants have opportunities to practice the skills between sessions. To complete the full academy, you need to attend all three parts. The link for Part 3 registration will be posted on the website as soon as it becomes available.

4. BEST’s on-line events are interactive training, not webinars. We ask participants to use video when possible so that others can see and interact with them. It is possible to call in and join without video, if necessary. In all cases, participants are asked to participate in all activities via audio.  

5. Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities: To arrange accommodations for persons with disabilities, please contact Lan Le at 360-725-6430, TTY (360) 664-3631 or by email, within 3 business days of this event -September 28. Please note that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) does not require OSPI to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.


Other: Zoom links will be sent to registered participants prior to the event.


  • Mon, October 19 2020 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Tue, October 20 2020 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM


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Registration Ends
Thursday Oct 15, 2020 5:00 PM
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Professional Hours

Clock Hour Number: SPR0036
12.00 Clock Hours


K-12 Teachers