Presenter Information

Kaci Biats
James Crosby
Shelley Lester

Faculty Sponsor

Dr. Richard Chant, Shelley Lester

Faculty Sponsor College

College of Education and Human Services

Faculty Sponsor Department

Foundations and Secondary Education

Location

SOARS Virtual Conference

Presentation Website

https://unfsoars.domains.unf.edu/mentoring-teachers-students-and-faculty/

Keywords

SOARS (Conference) (2020 : University of North Florida) -- Posters; University of North Florida. Office of Undergraduate Research; University of North Florida. Graduate School; College students – Research -- Florida – Jacksonville -- Posters; University of North Florida – Undergraduates -- Research -- Posters; University of North Florida. Department of Foundations and Secondary Education -- Research -- Posters; Social Sciences -- Research – Posters

Abstract

The research detailed in this project surrounds the idea of relationships. Relationships are the basis of education in every aspect of the profession. In this scenario, a Professional Development School (PDS) partnered with a university to develop a mentor coach as well as teacher candidates. The PDS in question, Orange Park High School (OPHS), partnered with the University of North Florida (UNF) in order to train a new mentor coach while also training a teacher candidate and observing the impact it has on the Algebra I students of OPHS. The organization of this partnership was orchestrated by a Resident Clinical Faculty (RCF), the role of whom was to serve as a facilitator between the PDS and the university. Since Clay County and UNF already built a strong relationship between each other, the goal of this partnership was to use this strong relationship to mentor the teacher candidate and ensure they complete their duties as an intern, as well as train a new mentor coach and strengthen the skills needed to support Algebra I teachers in their endeavors of improving Algebra I students’ test scores. By having the mentor coach work with the teacher candidate to enhance their teaching skills, the mentor coach improved their own facilitation skills. The role of the teacher candidate, in addition to their intern duties, was to push into Algebra I classrooms during group work and provide additional knowledge as well as support for the students in the classroom.

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Apr 8th, 12:00 AM Apr 8th, 12:00 AM

Mentoring Teachers, Students, and Faculty

SOARS Virtual Conference

The research detailed in this project surrounds the idea of relationships. Relationships are the basis of education in every aspect of the profession. In this scenario, a Professional Development School (PDS) partnered with a university to develop a mentor coach as well as teacher candidates. The PDS in question, Orange Park High School (OPHS), partnered with the University of North Florida (UNF) in order to train a new mentor coach while also training a teacher candidate and observing the impact it has on the Algebra I students of OPHS. The organization of this partnership was orchestrated by a Resident Clinical Faculty (RCF), the role of whom was to serve as a facilitator between the PDS and the university. Since Clay County and UNF already built a strong relationship between each other, the goal of this partnership was to use this strong relationship to mentor the teacher candidate and ensure they complete their duties as an intern, as well as train a new mentor coach and strengthen the skills needed to support Algebra I teachers in their endeavors of improving Algebra I students’ test scores. By having the mentor coach work with the teacher candidate to enhance their teaching skills, the mentor coach improved their own facilitation skills. The role of the teacher candidate, in addition to their intern duties, was to push into Algebra I classrooms during group work and provide additional knowledge as well as support for the students in the classroom.

https://digitalcommons.unf.edu/soars/2020/spring_2020/90