In an effort to provide information to educators
and stakeholders across the state focused on the Oregon Mentoring
Program and instructional mentoring, the Oregon Department of Education
together with The Research Institute at WOU have
created two Informational Briefs. These are just the first two in a
series that will be focused on a variety of mentoring topics.
Informational Brief #1, November 2016: The
first brief focuses on a description of induction and how instructional
mentoring is a key component for supporting beginning educators in
Oregon. There is information on the positive
impact that mentoring and induction has on retention, veteran teachers
and beginning educators. Oregon’s mentoring standards and statuary
requirements are also included in this brief.
Informational Brief #2, December 2016: The second brief provides a detailed description of what mentors do (and don’t do) to support beginning educators throughout their first two years in the profession. Information on key components of a successful mentoring program are also included.
These one pager Informational Briefs are designed
to provide general information. They can be shared with site
administrators and other stakeholders that are learning about the
positive impact of mentoring.
Mentoring Program Standards describe the structures and functions, processes, and effective practices necessary for a quality program. Effective mentoring is foundational to a quality program. An essential element of a mentoring program is a professional mentor who understands and utilizes the skills, strategies and tools necessary for the continuous development of teachers and administrators.
Teacher and Administrator Surveys -- These surveys are developed at The Research
Institute, in collaboration with ODE, and disseminated annually to each Mentoring Project around the state, allowing each project to record their progress.
Annual Evaluation Reports -- The data from the surveys are analyzed and compiled into an annual report to provide a comprehensive look at the ODE Mentoring Program on a statewide level.
Oregon Educator Equity Report - To assist ODE in meeting its commitment to recruit and retain teachers of color (Senate Bill 755 and HB 3375) the Mentoring evaluation team has been assisting the Oregon Educator Workforce Data Team with information to include in the 2015 and 2016 Oregon Educator Equity Reports. Both of these reports are available here and include evaluation information about the Oregon Mentoring Program.
ODE Mentoring Program Briefs and Fast Facts -- These short reports provide information on specific topics related to the statewide Mentoring Program and its impact on educators and professional practice.
The Mentoring Briefs and Fast Facts are based on data collected,
summarized, and analyzed from various data sources, including Oregon
Department of Education data collections; annual survey data sent to six
different groups of educators; as well as interviews and mentoring
project involvement. Data has consistently been collected since 2008 and
is regularly used in a variety of reports to legislators, school
districts, and public policy groups. Inquiries and requests about the
data should be sent to Dr. Christina Reagle, email@example.com and Tanya
Mentoring Fast Facts are based on data collected, summarized, and analyzed from various data sources including Oregon Department of Education data collections and annual surveys sent to the six groups involved with the school district mentoring programs. If you would like more information, please contact us.
An inspiring OPB interview with Oregon's 2015 Teacher of the Year, Michael Lindblad. He is a Social Studies teacher at Gresham High School, with nearly 20 years of experience. At 5:10 minutes into the interview, the interviewer asks a question that leads Mr. Lindblad into a discussion of the importance of teacher mentoring, and stays on that topic until almost the end. Give a listen to the entire interview. Inspiring!
TRI/CEPE has the responsibility of evaluating the statewide mentoring program to identify best practices and encourage implementation. Learn about the program and hear from some of the teachers, administrators, mentors, and TRI/CEPE staff who are working hard to improve the success rate for all Oregon students by improving the effectiveness of Oregon Educators.
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