ERIC Number: ED442781
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Career in Teaching. Mentor Teacher-Intern Program. Handbook for Interns, School Year 1999-2000.
O'Connell, Carl E.; Gillett, Tom; Halkett, Kim
This handbook familiarizes interns with their responsibilities in school districts and in mentor teacher-intern programs. It answers questions about the Career in Teaching (CIT) program, a collaboration between the Rochester (New York) City School District and the Rochester Teachers Association to revitalize instruction by creating a true profession for teachers. CIT works to improve public education by allowing exemplary teachers to inspire excellence in others, share their expertise with others, and actively participate in instructional decision making without leaving the classroom. The topics include: what the CIT program is, who directs it, and how long it has existed; what the Rochester City School District Mentor Program is; what a lead teacher is; who qualifies for CIT internships; who designates interns and assigns them to mentors; the intent and length of internships; how interns are paired with mentors; how to get peer assistance; how often interns and mentors meet; how mentors know interns' needs; what support mentors provide; interns' responsibilities; professional expectations for interns; how to use per diem release time; intern evaluation; what successful completion means; evaluation requirements; and how to find help. Two appendixes outline professional expectations for interns and provide forms used in the mentor teacher-intern program and the 1999-2000 calendar. (SM)
Descriptors: Cooperating Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Internship Programs, Mentors, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teacher Evaluation, Student Teachers, Teaching (Occupation)
Rochester City School District, 131 West Broad Street, Rochester, NY 14614; Tel: 716-262-8378; Fax: 716-262-5151.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rochester City School District, NY.