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Free Mentoring Support Available Through U.S. Dept. of Ed.

The U.S. Department of Education Office of Innovation and Improvement is offering free mentoring services for educator preparation programs to help design, implement, and improve teacher and principal development initiatives. State education agencies, school districts, and other organizations that are actively working to improve teacher and principal preparation or development are also encouraged to participate.

The services will be provided by nonprofit organizations that have received federal Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) grants and that are experienced in implementing educator preparation and professional development initiatives.

The SEED Mentoring Partners aim to assist with initiatives such as these:

  • Expanding the teacher pipeline for hard-to-staff schools and subject areas
  • Increasing the diversity of the teacher workforce
  • Strengthening principal preparation and development
  • Establishing new leadership pathways for teachers and principals
  • Using feedback and coaching to improve teachers’ classroom instruction
  • Preparing teachers to implement college- and career-ready standards
  • Building networks to support system-wide change to educator development

If you would like to receive mentoring support, please submit this online form by February 2.

Learn more about the mentors, services available, and how to get involved by visiting this site. You can also learn about the partnerships and ask any questions during a webinar with the Department on January 25 at 12:00 p.m. EST (click here to register).

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Rodrick Lucero

Vice President for Member Engagement and Support