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Teacher Candidate Supervisors Gain Mentoring Skills Through Supervisor Workshops

At the College of Education and Human Development great efforts are taken to make sure that our teacher candidates are given the best education and support in and out of the classroom. Part of that process includes Supervisor Workshops conducted by the Educator Development and Research Center.

On February 1st, a cold Friday morning, 29 University supervisors representing Elementary Education, Science Education, Social Studies Education, Second Languages and Cultures Education, Physical Education and Health Education, Early Childhood Education, and Special Education met to discuss and practice mentoring skills to support student teachers.

The introduction to for coaching candidate's teaching practice was led by Dr. Tiffany Moore. As part of our developing induction system for our new teachers, supervisors and cooperating teachers will be prepared in the same framework used by mentors for new teachers.

Dr. Elizabeth Finsness, Coordinator, Curriculum and Assessment, also presented and reviewed strategies for supervisory support of candidates completing their edTPAs.

This was the fourth session of a five workshop series for new supervisors of teaching candidates.

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