The Mentoring Years

Ohio Resident Educator Program and Summative Assessment Re-structured

The Ohio Department of Education is announcing changes to the Ohio Resident Educator Program and the Resident Educator Summative Assessment (RESA). The changes will shorten the time commitment needed while maintaining an effective program and performance-based assessment. We are in the process of updating information in this web section to reflect the revisions. For more information about the changes, click here


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Assigning Resident Educators an Instructional Mentor

During the initial years of the Ohio Resident Educator Program, Resident Educator teachers are partnered with a state-certified instructional Mentor by the local Resident Educator Program Coordinator.

Activities for the Mentoring Years

Resident Educators work collaboratively with their Mentor to complete the local Resident Educator Program requirements. Resident Educators engage in activities that use self-assessment, goal-setting, and reflection and decision-making practices to demonstrate effective use of authentic teacher work such as lesson planning, data analysis, and analysis of student work and assessments. Instructional Mentors and Program Coordinators work together to create specific activities for their Resident Educator that:

  • Align with the state mentoring requirements found in the Teaching & Learning Experiences guidance document (Under Revision); and
  • Are tailored based on the individual needs of the Resident Educator, school and district.

Each local program should have established policies and procedures that provide guidance regarding the activities to be completed during the mentoring years of the program. Resident Educators and Mentors should follow the directions provided by the local Resident Educator Program Coordinator to know what specific requirements are necessary in their district.

For more information about understanding the appropriate activities of the mentoring years found in the Teaching & Learning Experiences guidance document, please view Part 3 “Tools and Practices” of the Mentor Video Series “Guidance for Instructional Mentors in Ohio’s Resident Educator Program: Tools and Program Shifts.”

Additional Mentoring Resources and Tools

Last Modified: 8/7/2017 4:13:23 PM