The Kansas Mentor & Induction Center, an initiative of the College of Applied Studies at Wichita State University, provides mentor training to teacher leaders who support early career teachers in the state of Kansas.

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Kansas Mentor & Induction Center

WSU College of Applied Studies collaborated with the Kansas Department of Education to establish the Kansas Mentor & Induction Center beginning in 2011. The objectives of the KMIC professional development sessions provide participants the opportunity

  • Identify innovative strategies in their role as novice teacher mentors.
  • Explore tools and techniques for applying effective mentoring practices.
  • Develop strong observation and coaching techniques for valuable mentor conversations.
  • Adopt and improve best practices through collaborations with a variety of districts.

KMIC Mission:

To provide High-quality professional development in support of mentors/coaches to encourage retention, resilience, and accelerate efficacy for enhanced student achievement.

KMIC Vision:

Foster a sustainable system of support for educators!

KMIC Mentor Training Program Overview

The KMIC curriculum consists of eight modules, completed over a two-year period. In addition to attending the training, participants are provided the option for graduate credit.

Overview of the program:

KMIC Year 1 Modules: Effective Mentoring Practice
Orientation to Mentoring:  Essentials of Mentoring
Module 1: Mentor Roles and Responsibilities
Module 2: Observing, Coaching, and Feedback
Module 3: Data Driven Instruction
Module 4: Mentoring for Reflection and Growth

KMIC Year 2 Modules: Expanding Mentoring Practice
Module 5: Supporting Social Emotional Learning
Module 6: Mentoring Practice for Diverse Learners
Module 7: Instructional Practice & Differentiated Instruction
Module 8: Mentoring Leadership & Reflective Practices

Cost Structure

Online Training Option:  Cost: $650 per participant per training year, includes four modules of instruction through online collaboration via ZOOM.
Training materials will be available online.

Discounts will be offered for districts who send 10 or more participants – contact Deanna Gooch, Director for additional information