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ERIC Number: ED509629
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 26
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
Online Teacher Support Programs: Mentoring and Coaching Models
Wortmann, Karly; Cavanaugh, Cathy; Kennedy, Kathryn; Beldarrain, Yoany; Letourneau, Therese; Zygouris-Coe, Vicky
North American Council for Online Learning
This document describes the mentoring relationship from the perspectives of several virtual schools that have built mentoring programs to assist their new teachers. Each school's mentoring program is unique and has been designed specifically for the school's staff, size, and instructional approach. These schools have learned that a successful mentoring program is key in developing effective novice virtual school teachers and in supporting the continued growth of experienced virtual school teachers. Mentoring programs are still new to virtual schools, but they may also be a factor in teacher retention. In any case, an effective mentoring program will benefit the mentee through development of knowledge and skills, the mentor through development of leadership and communication capabilities, and the school through the sharing of ideas and expertise. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: North American Council for Online Learning
Identifiers - Location: Alabama; Colorado; Florida; Idaho; Massachusetts; Mississippi; Missouri; Tennessee