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March 10, 2010 Partner Meeting

Partner meeting to determine the criteria for selecting cooperating teachers
March 10 from 11-2, in Brooklyn Center

This third meeting reviewed the current flyer for TERI and our discussions thus far about the nature of PDSs. Then discussion moved into how to identify current strong Teaching Mentors who have great relationships with students and successful track records of achievement. In relation to our assumptions about PDSs, what does this mean for the role and goals of the teachers?

Benefits and expectations for Teaching Mentors and PDSs were reviewed and added to, and then more specific questions were discussed:

1. How should Teaching Mentors be recruited?
2. How should the process be guided?
3. What language can we use for "cooperating teacher" and "student teacher" and other teachers in the PDS?

Finally, participants discussed the development of partnerships and the memorandum of agreement.

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