Courses 2017-11-29T23:33:45+00:00

EDU 620 Mentoring in Action: Becoming a Qualified Mentor and Leader

(3 graduate credits, 67.5 PDPs)

A course for mentors in training or current mentors who want to refresh and update their skills. In this one semester course you will learn how to mindfully mentor, align conversations to educator evaluation, and differentiate mentoring conversations to meet the varied needs of novice teachers in your district. Seven online modules include videos, articles, and reflections. 

Winter course: January 19 – May 14, 2017

Registration Deadline January 17.

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Read course reviews here: EDU 620 Reviews.

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EDU 716 Mindful Leadership in Action: Supporting and Retaining Effective Teachers

(3 graduate credits, 67.5 PDPs)

This course is designed for principals, assistant principals, and district leaders responsible for the preparation of mentors and the support of novice teachers. This online course offers 3 graduate credits and 67.5 PDPs for administrator recertification. Five online modules with videos, reflections, and mindfulness strategies offer practical ideas and support for busy administrators. A review of the current guidelines from the DESE are integrated as part of the course activities.

Fall Course: September 29 – December 8, 2017

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EDU 645 Maintaining Your Balance: Becoming an Effective Teacher

(3 graduate credits)

This course is offered to districts and schools who strive to support novice teachers in being successful beyond year one. The goal of the course is to retain novices and to teach them how to reflect on their teaching practices. The novice uses a month by month curriculum to assess her strengths and review key teaching skills. The teacher leader from the district reads the reflections and supports the novice in maintaining her balance. Three face to face sessions are included in the syllabus to promote the sharing of best practices among the novice teachers registered for the course.

Please note this is a year-long course September 15, 2017 – June 30, 2018. 

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Listen to novice teachers share how the Maintaining Your Balance course helped them grow as teachers. Reviews for EDU 645 Course

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EDU 706

Leaders in Action: Using 20/20 Vision to Support Our Novice Teachers

(3 graduate credits, 67.5 PDPs)

This online course includes three modules, a clinical experience, and a face-to-face retreat at the end of the course. A 20/20 Vision for how to sustain mentoring programs within school districts is explored through module content and coaching conversations. Coaching sessions with the course instructor, a course partner, and an extraordinary coach are required. Module topics include; Mindfulness, Leadership, and Taking Action. Prerequisite: EDU 620, EDU 716 or permission of the instructor. 3 graduate credits and 67.5 PDPs.

This online course brings like-minded teacher leaders together in the Mentoring in Action Teacher Leadership Academy. It is designed for experienced mentor who are dedicated to “paying it forward” to support the success of students. These leaders strive to empower mentors and novice teachers in their districts to realize their full potential as effective teachers and emerging leaders.

The goal of the course is to enhance our 20/20 Visions to clarify how we can improve our teacher induction programs. We strive to sustain and share Mentoring in Action principles and resources as well as to create new ways to support mentors and novice teachers. The course and retreat offer new ideas, provide time for reflection, and introduce extraordinary coaches and guest speakers who will inspire course participants to take action. The retreat at the end of the course will network the Academy members and provide the cohort with an opportunity to share ideas and meet each other in person.

Applications being accepted for winter, January – June 2018.  For more information and application,  contact

Meet Cohort 1 and the extraordinary coaches: Mentoring in Action Leadership Academy

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If you have any questions about these courses or how to pay contact the Course Coordinator for Mentoring in Action.