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ERIC Number: ED477410
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 139
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Connecting to Success: Mentoring through Technology To Promote Student Achievement. Training Manual.
Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Inst. on Community Integration.; National Center on Secondary Education and Transition, Minneapolis, MN.
This training manual presents "Connecting to Success" (CTS), a program designed to expand through technology the mentoring, career development, and improved academic achievement opportunities for youth with disabilities. The manual begins by defining electronic mentoring as a way to connect adult employees with students through the Internet. It discusses the barriers to leading productive lives that youth with disabilities face and the benefits of e-mentoring. Following sections discuss: (1) e-mentoring program development; (2) youth development and the core skills and competencies that youth development programs should promote at different ages; (3) specific challenges faced by students with learning disabilities, mental health disorders, and mental retardation; (4) the roles and responsibilities of the program coordinator/community liaison; (5) the roles and responsibilities of the employer-liaison; (6) the roles and responsibilities of the teacher; (7) the roles and responsibilities of the mentor; (8) the roles and responsibilities of those being mentored; (9) launching a CTS program site; and (10) program evaluation to assess the process of implementing the CTS e-mentoring project and to determine the program's impact on students with disabilities. The manual closes by describing the pilot project partners. Worksheets and model forms are also included along with a list of resources. (Contains 24 references.) (CR)
Minnesota University, Minneapolis, Institute on Community Integration, 109 Pattee Hall, 150 Pillsbury Dr. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Tel: 612-624-4512; Fax: 612-624-9344; e-mail: publications@icimail.coled.umn.edu; Web site: http://ici.umn.edu.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.; Department of Labor, Washington, DC.; Administration on Developmental Disabilities (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Inst. on Community Integration.; National Center on Secondary Education and Transition, Minneapolis, MN.