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ERIC Number: EJ876335
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0276-928X
NSDC's Standards to the Rescue: Focus on Context, Process, and Content Provides a Strong Foothold for Mentor Program
Appolloni, Sharyn
Journal of Staff Development, v30 n5 p36-38, 40, 42 Dec 2009
Each year, 200 novice teachers arrive at the schools in a large district in Reno, Nevada. The district's challenge is to create a comprehensive system of support for these teachers. For eight years, the district has provided a site-mentor for each of the novice teachers and required attendance in a two-year program of study as part of the New Teacher Academy. The Induction and Mentoring Program then added full-release mentors to the circle of support. This article describes how the district's success unfolded when it turned to National Staff Development Council's (NSDC's) Standards for Staff Development for guidance in planning the new mentors' professional learning.
National Staff Development Council. 504 South Locust Street, Oxford, OH 45056. Tel: 513-523-6029; Fax: 513-523-0638; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nevada