State-trained mentors provide ongoing instructional support to Resident Educators through differentiated mentoring models. To participate in the program as a mentor, individuals must meet the qualifications specified by the program. These include that mentors must:
Possess, or have previously held (for retired teachers), the five-year professional license;
Complete the district application process and be selected to serve; and
Attend, and successfully complete, RE Mentor Academy Day 1 and RE Mentor Academy Day 2.
New mentors to the Resident Educator Program are required to successfully complete a face-to-face two-day mentor academy to receive mentor certification. Mentor training for new mentors begins in June. Registration is open in STARS; search keywords mentor academy, RE mentor academy, or RE mentor training.
Resident Educator Mentor Academy Day 1- This required one day training is Day 1 of the two day required Resident Educator Mentor Academy for the certification of all new mentorsfor the Resident Educator Program. Resident Educator Mentor Academy Day 1 replaces the former IM training.
Resident Educator Mentor Academy Day 2- This required one day training is Day 2 of the two day required Resident Educator Mentor Academy for the certification of all new mentorsfor the Resident Educator Program. Resident Educator Mentor Academy Day 2 replaces the former RE-1 training.
For mentors trained prior to June 1, 2015, an online module titled Mentor Refresh is available which will update the mentor on program requirements and the Mentor Tool Kit.
After successful completion of state-sponsored mentor training, mentors are matched with Resident Educators (REs) and are expected to provide standards-based mentoring support to REs. For information on specific expectations for mentors, refer to the Mentor Standards for the Ohio Resident Educator Program.
Last Modified: 10/14/2015 1:05:27 PM