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Mentor and Induction Program for Licensed Staff

Program Overview

District 214’s New Licensed Staff Induction and Mentor Program includes intensive mentor training specifically linked to professional development and focused on student learning via Illinois Professional Teaching Standards and applicable content area standards. Mentors provide new staff an average of two hours of individual support per week with a mentor/new staff ratio of 1:1. It is designed to improve teacher/staff quality and retention while raising student achievement.

Our purpose...

  Licensed Staff in this program will

- participate as members of a professional learning community

- acquire a deeper understanding of classroom and school culture,

- develop and refine the skills of a highly qualified educator

- understand and address the diverse needs of learners.


Our goals are achieved by...

- participation in a comprehensive program of mentoring and professional development

- involvement in a communication network that includes new and novice licensed staff, mentors and administrators.


Our work is supported by...

- Research from the New Teacher Center at Santa Cruz

- Charlotte Danielson's Framework for Teaching

- Illinois New Teacher Collaborative

- Illinois Professional Teaching Standards

This program is approved by the Illinois State Board of Education.

   For More Information
        Please Contact:

             Lori Abbott
District Mentor Coordinator



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