Mentoring Plan

  • Introduction

    As a means of induction into the education profession and a member of the BCIT/BCSSSD staff, a variety of mentoring structures are available to new staff. All new staff will participate in a two-day New Teacher Induction Program prior to the opening of school. The Induction Program is a comprehensive introduction including, but not limited to, district policies and procedures, teacher evaluation instrument, curriculum materials, and expectations/effective teaching practices. The district offers a variety of ongoing learning opportunities for new staff including:

    ·         Monthly mandatory professional development meetings for novice teachers, bi-monthly meetings for non-tenured teachers.

    ·         We are part of several consortiums, Teachers as Scholars, BCPDI, and ETTC, which offer regular workshops for teachers to attend.

    ·         Classroom visitation. The mentor and mentee will work with the supervisor of instruction to schedule the visitation.

    Mentoring logs must be submitted on the 30th of each month for monitoring and review. A Mentoring log will be shared with you in Google Docs and will be reviewed by the office of curriculum and instruction.

    The district has adopted the Danielson Framework for Teaching as its teacher evaluation model. The district’s mentoring program is anchored in this framework. The Danielson Domain includes:

    ·         Danielson Domain 1 - Planning and Preparation

    ·         Danielson Domain 2 - Classroom Environment

    ·         Danielson Domain 3 - Instruction

    ·         Danielson Domain 4 - Professional Responsibilities

    Each monthly mentoring topic is linked to the Danielson Framework with a broad range of interactions in which the mentor and mentee will participate as it relates to their work.

    Per the revised Mentoring Regulation, mentees will interact with the mentor as follows:

    Expectations

    • Minimum 1 meeting per week for 4 weeks (CEAS) with meeting (posted on the Mentoring log)

      • 30 weeks of 1:1 mentoring

    • Minimum 1 meeting per week for 8 weeks (CE) with meeting (posted on the Mentoring log)

      • 35 weeks of 1:1 mentoring

    BCIT/BCSSSD Mentoring Program

    Mentors

    The district encourages and appreciates the staff that give back to the profession by being a mentor to a new staff member. All mentors have demonstrated success in the classroom and meet the requirements per the May 5, 2014 revised Mentoring Regulations:

    • Minimum of three years’ experience with at least two years completed within the previous five year period

    • Participated in training:

      • Teacher Evaluation Rubric/Practice Instrument (Danielson)

      • New Jersey Professional Standards for Teachers

      • New Jersey Core Content Standards

      • Classroom observation skills

      • Reflective conversation about practice

    • Beginning in 2014-15

      • Earned a teacher practice rating of Effective or Highly Effective

      • Earned a summative practice rating of Effective or Highly Effective

    • Maintain a log of their contact with their mentee, which will be submitted to the Curriculum and Instruction Office on the 30th of each month.

    Payment Procedures

    CEAS: (Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing)

    The district’s Payroll Department will deduct 20 equal payments from the mentee for the mentoring program (20 pays x $27.50 = $550).*

    The mentor will receive payment for their mentoring service as two separate checks once on the first pay period in February in the amount of $275 and the second on the last pay period in June in the amount of $275. For mentor services beginning after September that conclude after June 30th, the first payment will be paid on the last pay in June in the amount of $275 and the second payment will be paid on the first pay in February of the following school year in the amount of $275 – whichever is after the completion of the program. The total amount paid will be $550 for being a mentor for the 30 weeks.**

    *Note: In the event that deductions are delayed, the deductions will be doubled up until they are caught up in a similar manner to the way in which back pension is handled.

    **In order for payment to be made, weekly meetings and time logs must be completed and reviewed.

    CE: (Certificate of Eligibility) (Alternate Route Teacher)

    The district payroll department will deduct 20 equal payments from the mentee for the mentoring program (20 pays x $50.00= $1,000).*

    The mentor will receive payment for their mentoring service as two separate checks once on the first pay period in February in the amount of $500 and the second on the last pay period in June in the amount of $500. For mentor services beginning after September that conclude after June 30th, the first payment will be paid on the last pay in June in the amount of $500 and the second payment will be paid on the first pay in February of the following school year in the amount of $500 – whichever is after the completion of the program. The total amount paid will be $1,000 for being a mentor for the 35 weeks.**

    *Note: In the event that deductions are delayed, the deductions will be doubled up until they are caught up in a similar manner to the way in which back pension is handled.

    **In order for payment to be made, weekly meetings and time logs must be completed and review.

    BCIT/BCSSSD Monthly Mentoring Opportunities

    Each month presents opportunities for a variety of mentor/mentee conversations. The monthly mentoring chart below provides suggested conversations which align with the Danielson Domains, as well as the professional activities occurring during that month. The list below serves as the minimum requirements with the mentor/mentee adding discussion topics relevant to the mentees needs.

    September:

    • Activities/Mentoring Conversations
      • Teacher Obligations (Danielson Domains 1 & 4)
        • Lesson plan review/feedback
        • How to take attendance in Genesis
        • How to set up Genesis Gradebook
        • Teacher Evaluation - SGO/Genesis Portal
      • Classroom Procedures (Danielson Domain 2)
        • Establishing fair and consistent classroom routines, discipline and rules
      • Instruction (Danielson Domain 3)
        • First two weeks of instructional planning
      • Professional Responsibilities (Danielson Domain 4)
        • Completing the PDP
        • Back To School Night
        • Teacher Pages
        • Parent /Teacher Interaction
        • Emergency Procedures
        • Request Professional Development workshop

     October: 

    • Activities
      • Teacher Observations (Danielson Domains 1 ,2, 3, & 4)
        • Self evaluation/reflection
      • Classroom Procedures (Danielson Domain 2)
        • Establishing fair and consistent classroom routines, discipline and rules
      • Instruction (Danielson Domain 3)
        • Using data to inform instructional decisions
      • Professional Responisibilities (Danielson Domain 4)
        • Parent/Teacher Communication

    November:

    • Activities
      • Teacher Observations (Danielson Domains 1 and 4)
        • Report Card preparation
        • Lesson plan review/feedback
        • PARCC preparation
      • Classroom Procedures (Danielson Domain 2)
        • Establishing fair and consistent classroom routines, discipline and rules
      • Professional Responsibilities (Danielson Domain 4)
        • Parent/Teacher Communication

    December:

    • Activities
      • Classroom Procedures (Danielson Domain 2)
        • Establishing fair and consistent classroom routines, discipline and rules
      • Professional Responsibilities (Danielson Domain 4)
        • Parent communication

    January:

    • Activities
      • Classroom Procedures (Danielson Domain 2)
        • Establishing fair and consistent classroom routines, discipline and rules
      • Instruction (Danielson Domain 3)
        • Using data to inform instructional decisions
      • Teacher Obligation (Danielson Domains 1 & 4)
        • SGO review
        • PDP reflection
        • Teacher Evaluation Reflection

    February:

    • Activities
      • Classroom Procedures (Danielson Domain 2)
        • Establishing fair and consistent classroom routines, discipline and rules
      • Instruction (Danielson Domain 3)
        • Using data to inform instructional decisions
      • Teacher Obligation (Danielson Domains 1 & 4)
        • Teacher Evaluation Reflection

    March:

    • Activities
      • Classroom Procedures (Danielson Domain 2)
        • Establishing fair and consistent classroom routines, discipline and rules
      • Instruction (Danielson Domain 3)
        • Using data to inform instructional decisions
      • Teacher Obligation (Danielson Domains 1 & 4)
        • Process for Teacher Annual
        • PARCC preparation

    April: 

    • Activities
      • Instruction (Danielson Domain 3)
        • Using data to inform instructional decisions
      • Teacher Obligation (Danielson Domains 1 & 4)
        • Process for Teacher Annual

    May:

    • Activities
      • Instruction (Danielson Domain 3)
        • Using data to inform instructional decisions
      • Teacher Obligation (Danielson Domains 1 & 4)
        • End of the year procedures

    June:

    • Activities
      • Teacher Obligations (Danielson Domains 1 and 4)
        • End of the year procedures
        • Reflection 

    Mentor Payment Contract Form

    Mentee Salary Reduction Agreement Form