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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 Mentor Training Program

KMIC offers two years of training for mentor participants, with four modules per year for a total of eight modules addressing the following topics:

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: Student Learning and Data Driven Instruction
Module 4: Mentoring for Effective Instruction

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

KMIC Program Options and Cost Structures

Online Training Option:  Cost: $650 per participant – four modules
Module content is offered online with collaboration sessions scheduled through Zoom, with 6-8 collaborative sessions throughout the 4 modules.

Hybrid Training Option:  Cost: $850 per participant – four modules
Module content is provided in workshop environment, with online follow up activities.  Workshop handout materials, and meals are provided. Inter-district collaborations are face-to-face in the workshop setting.