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Mentoring for Quality Induction Toolkit

Folder Seven, Plan Approval and the Local Board of Education, provides information to assist school leaders in selecting qualified mentors, supporting mentor-novice teacher relationships, and supervising novice teachers during their provisional year of teaching. Investing carefully in this work will result in greater success for teachers, quality programs, and increased student learning.
Guiding Questions
bullet What are the state requirements for a local mentoring plan?
bullet What are the New Jersey Professional Standards for Teachers?
bullet What are the required components of a mentoring plan?
bullet What are the procedures for the approval process?
bullet What is the role of the local board of education in the approval process?
Key Glossary Terms
* Core Curriculum Content Standards (CCCS)
* District board of education
* Induction
*  Local mentoring plan
* Mentoring
* Professional Standards for Teachers
* State regulations for mentoring
* Quality Assurance Annual Report (QAAR)

Resource Tools [PDF]

R1 Graphic for District Mentoring Plan Development and Approval Process
R2 Graphic for Timeline of District Mentoring Plan Development and
Approval Process
R3 District Mentoring Plan Checklist
R4 Rubric for Assessment of a District/School Mentoring
R5 Mentoring for Quality Induction Program Checklist
R6 Sample Table of Contents for District Mentoring Plan
R7 District Profile Sheet
R8 LPDC Signoff Sheet
R9 District Board of Education Approval Form
R10 District Board of Education Approval Notification
R11 New Jersey Professional Standards for Teachers Awareness Activity
R12 New Jersey Professional Standards for Teachers
Sections of the Folder [PDF]
bullet State Regulations Governing the District Mentoring Plan
- - To the Board of Education: Before You Begin
bullet The Components of the District Mentoring Plan
- - Section 1: District Profile
- - Section 2: Needs Assessment
- - Section 3:Vision and Goals
- - Section 4: Mentor Selection
- - Section 5: Roles and Responsibilities for Mentors
- - Section 6: Professional Learning Components for Mentors
- - Section 7: Professional Learning Components for Novice Teachers
- - Section 8:Action Plan for Implementation
- - Section 9: Resource Options Used
- - Section 10: Funding Resources
- - Section 11: Program Evaluation
bullet The Approval Process for the District Mentoring Plan
- - District Plan Approval Timeline
bullet Building Support and Understanding for the District Mentoring Plan
- - Why is it Important for a District to have a Mentoring Program?
- - Why is it Important for the Board of Education to Support a Mentoring Program?
- - What are Some Key Readings to Support the Local Board of Education in Gaining More Knowledge About Mentoring and Induction?