ERIC Number: ED477410
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
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)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Development, Career Education, Career Exploration, Career Planning, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Uses in Education, Disabilities, Educational Technology, Electronic Mail, Internet, Mentors, Program Design, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Secondary Education
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: email@example.com; Web site: http://ici.umn.edu.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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.