ERIC Number: ED465631
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jan
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Preparing Science Specific Mentors: A Look at One Successful Georgia Program.
Upson, Leslie; Koballa, Thomas; Gerber, Brian
The state of Georgia has developed the Teacher Support Specialist Program to assist prospective mentors as they begin the process of preparing to provide support and guidance to those new to the profession. Successful completion of this program for either staff development units or college credit enables Georgia teachers to add the teacher support specialist endorsement to their teaching license. The program is unique in that through the use of technology, teachers from three geographically separate areas of the state were able to work as a cohort to earn their teacher support specialist endorsement. The objectives of the program are to develop mentors who are able: (1) to demonstrate and discuss the critical attributes of effective science teaching practice; (2) to demonstrate skills in collecting and analyzing classroom observation data and in providing feedback; (3) to develop effective interpersonal skills in conferencing situations; (4) to discuss and demonstrate principles of adult learning and reflective teaching; and (5) to develop a calendar of activities to facilitate the professional development of a protege. (Contains 13 references.) (MVL)
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Mentors, Science Teachers
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia