Year 1 Mentor Training (4 Options)


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Last Date to Register: 9/29/2022 12:01 AM
Last Date to Cancel: 10/16/2022 12:01 AM
Agency: CESA 2
Agency Contact: Lynee Tourdot
Agency Assistant: Kayla Barr 262-473-1473
Location: Zoom Link
Facility: Web Link
10/19/2022 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
12/12/2022 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
3/7/2023 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
4/19/2023 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
5/16/2023 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Price: $3,150.00

Mentor Training with Proven Results!




Presenters: Beth Clarke, Latricia Johnson, Valerie Schmitz, Lynee Tourdot

Cost: $3150/mentor, discount for 10 mentors from one district

Description: CESA 2 is offering a summer virtual training for Year 1 of the Research-Based and nationally known New Teacher Center Mentor Training. This training has also been used for instructional coaches. The research has shown 2-5 months growth in Math and ELA for the students of the new teacher when being mentored by a mentor who has had this training. It also shows growth in the mentor and higher retention for both the mentor and the new teacher. The training is highly instructional with training on the mentoring process, instructional tools and observation methods to use to improve the practices of the new teacher and get better results for their students! Additionally, there is evidence of higher teacher retention when new teachers are mentored by NTC trained Mentors/Coaches. Be ready to mentor new teachers for the 2022-23 school year with this nationally known, research-based training that shows real results. Learn how to coach for instructional results, instead of coaching light.


Year 1 New Teacher Center Mentor Training Options:
(Summer in-person or virtual, school-year virtual full days or after school)
ALL options do the five school year forums after school

Option 1
In Person Year 1 Summer in Beloit, WI

Jun 13, 2022 MON, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM / Year 1 Modules 1 & 2
Jun 14, 2022 TUE, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM / Year 1 Modules 3 & 4
Jun 15, 2022 WED, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM / Year 1 Modules 5 & 6
Jun 16, 2022 THUR, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM / Year 1 Modules 7 & 8
PLUS Year 1 Forums (see below)

Option 2
Year 1 Summer Virtual Training

Jul 11, 2022 MON, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM / Year 1 Module 1
Jul 12, 2022 TUE, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM / Year 1 Module 2
Jul 13, 2022 WED, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM / Year 1 Module 3
Jul 14, 2022 THUR, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM / Year 1 Module 4
Jul 18, 2022 MON, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM / Year 1 Module 5
Jul 19, 2022 TUE, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM / Year 1 Module 6
Jul 20, 2022 WED, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM / Year 1 Module 7
Jul 21, 2022 THUR, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM / Year 1 Module 8
PLUS Year 1 Forums (See below)

Option 3
Year 1 Mentor Virtual School Day Training (4 full days during the school year):

Sep 20, 2022, TUE, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM / Year 1 Mentor Intro Forum (Intro to program and materials)
Sep 27,  2022, TUE, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM / Year 1 Module 1 & 2
Oct 26, 2022, WED, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM / Year 1 Module 3 & 4
Jan 4, 2023, WED, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM / Year 1 Modules 5 & 6
Feb 6, 2023, MON, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM / Year 1 Modules 7 & 8
PLUS Year 1 Forums (See below):

Option 4
Year 1 Mentor Virutal After School Training (8 two-hour modules after school)
These sessions can also be used as makeup for the all-day or summer sessions listed above.

Sep 28, 2022, WED, 4:00-6:00 PM / Year 1 Module 1
Oct 3, 2022, MON,  4:00-6:00 PM / Year 1 Module 2
Oct 27, 2022, THUR, 4:00-6:00 PM / Year 1 Module 3
Nov 1, 2022, TUE,  4:00-6:00 PM / Year 1 Module 4
Jan 9, 2023, MON, 4:00-6:00 PM / Year 1 Module 5
Jan 11, 2023, WED, 4:00-6:00 PM / Year 1 Module 6
Feb 8, 2023 , WED, 4:00-6:00 PM / Year 1 Module 7
Feb 13, 2023, MON,  4:00-6:00 PM / Module 8
PLUS Year 1 Forums (See below):

Year 1 Forums for ALL Year 1 options:

Oct 19, 2022 WED, from 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Dec 12, 2022 MON, from 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Mar 7, 2023 TUE, from 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Apr 19, 2023 WED, from 4:00 - 5:00 PM
May 16, 2023 TUE, from 4:00 - 5:00 PM


About the Presenters:


Beth ClarkeBeth Clarke is an innovative educator, joining CESA 2 this year from the Madison Metropolitan School District. Beth’s passion lies in digital leadership. She loves working with districts and teachers to unleash potential by leveraging digital tools and resources. Beth earned her Undergraduate degree in Art Education and her Graduate degree in Instructional Technology from UW-Whitewater. Additionally, she has procured her Education Administration licenses for Principalship and Director of Curriculum and Instruction from Edgewood College. She has a love of learning and applying new strategies to classroom opportunities, professional learning, and presentations.




Latricia Johnson joins the Curriculum and Coaching Center of Excellence as a English Language Arts/Literacy Consultant. Latricia worked most recently in Milwaukee Public Schools as a District School Improvement Coordinator and has worked in the Beloit and West Allis/West Milwaukee School Districts. She has extensive experience providing educational leadership support services that focus on planning, developing frameworks, models and implementation strategies that support equity for all children.





Valerie Schmitz, PhD is the Senior Director of Continuous Improvement for CESA 2. In this position, Valerie leads the regional work for educator development and district implementation of the Wisconsin Educator Effectiveness System, as well as data analysis and school improvement. Valerie has deep expertise in this work, serving as the Educator Effectiveness Coordinator at CESA 6 for the past four years. She has assisted districts with implementation of both Educator Effectiveness and the Effectiveness Project. She also has deep expertise in data analysis, systems analysis, and school improvement. Valerie has earned a Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in Instructional Design for Online Learning as well as an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. She also holds a M.Ed. in Technology Education as well as an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership.




Lynee Tourdot, PhD was a teacher for 11 years and an administrator for 15 years in both small rural and urban districts with diverse populations. She has a Master’s Degree in Education and a PhD from UW-Madison in Leadership for Social Justice. Lynee consultants in areas of Educator Effectiveness, Effectiveness Project, EL, Instructional Coaching, and WiseData. Lynee is also a Superintendent Liaison with the CESA 2 Liaison Project.





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