Supporting the Next Generation: Effective Mentoring and Coaching of Novice Teachers
Grounded in research on effective teacher mentoring and induction, this course emphasizes data-based mentoring strategies, providing actionable feedback, and the importance of a strong mentor-novice relationship that promotes a novice teacher’s instructional practice. Teachers enrolled in this course will develop as instructional leaders and engage in reflection about their own practice, especially in using collaborative inquiry techniques to help novices improve on their ability to use assessment to drive instruction. We will be using the Danielson Framework as a coaching and feedback tool to support new teachers through effective strategies.
Participants who are currently working as mentors/coaches and those who aspire to serve as mentors in the future are ideal candidates for the course. In addition, participants who successfully complete this course will receive mentor certification from the NYC DOE Mentoring and Induction Unit.
Participants who successfully complete this course will demonstrate knowledge of core mentoring stances and effectively providing actionable, specific feedback through data-based coaching conversations.
This course will be taught by:
Stephanie Burley is a Model Teacher currently teaching sophomore English and Advanced Placement English Language and Composition at Cambria Heights Academy for New Literacies. She is committed to helping educators design and implement rigorous and culturally responsive instruction; with a special emphasis on vertical alignment, differentiation and using technology as a support tool for student engagement. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Humanities and Justice Studies from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a Masters of Arts (M.A.) in English Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a Masters of Divinity (MDiv) in Religious Education from Union Theological Seminary.
“I felt very engaged during each session and I truly appreciated the way Ms. Burley facilitated the course. She always made me feel like an equal whom she was imparting her knowledge and experiences on, which made me comfortable to share my current truths as an educator.” Course Participant, Fall 2019