The Aug. 12 edition of the Resident Educator Program Update provides important information for program coordinators, mentors, facilitators and resident educators as we begin the new school year. Inside readers will find articles on resources, requirements, upcoming trainings and program coordinator meetings. Also, don’t miss the last article about recent law changes and upcoming rules related to resident educator and alternate resident educator licenses. A PDF of this entire edition is available here. Thanks to all who are supporting Ohio’s teachers through this important program.
While IM and RE-1 remain the only required trainings for mentors, advanced mentor trainings are available for all educators. Optional trainings are now posted in STARS through your SAFE account (search keywords “advanced mentor training”).
Funding is available for each first-year resident educator working in a public district, chartered community school, educational service center, career center or joint vocational school. To be eligible for these funds, a school or district must have registered their resident educators in CORE by the designated deadline. Reimbursement funds must be requested by June 30, 2014. Read the original news item here. Detailed directions for each of these steps are available here.
Instructional Mentoring (IM) and Resident Educator –1 (RE-1) remain the required trainings for mentor certification. Registration for both trainings is now open in the STARS system through your SAFE account. Use “IM” and “RE-1” in the keyword search options.
The online Facilitation Training for those individuals who will serve as summative assessment facilitators is available at no cost to those who sign up for an account. Access the link for the online Facilitation Training here. Share the Facilitation at a Glance guidance document with anyone who may serve in the role of a facilitator.