Tenille Cannon and Sharon Christensen were recently awarded a grant to work with mentor teachers. They have answered a few questions about this award below.
What was the genesis of the ideas behind this project?
There is a need for more math education mentor teachers who can provide the needed support for the math ed student teachers. We also wanted to build a collaborative group of mentor teachers.
What is the timeline of the project associated with this grant?
There was a 3-day summer workshop held June 14-16, 2022. There will also be four monthly follow-up meetings in September, October, November and December 2022.
What would you say is the main goal to be accomplished with this funding?
Improve the student teaching experience for both student teachers and mentor teachers.
Who are the primary beneficiaries of your work on this grant?
Mentor teachers and student teachers.
What else would you like to say about this grant?
This grant will fund the initial experience for our mentor teachers and we hope to be able to learn from this experience and find ways to fund this experience for future mentor teachers.