T-PREP: The Partnership for Rural Educator Preparation
T-PREP collaborates with rural districts to build the capacity of teacher leaders to take on the role of mentors for teacher candidates and first year novice teachers.
In 2011 T-PREP created Mentoring Pre-Service and Novice Teachers training to equip experienced teachers and school leaders with research-based knowledge and skills for their role as mentors to the new teachers. The content of the training is aligned with teacher quality standards and Colorado performance-based standards. The training is offered in online, hybrid and face-to face formats which are organized under the following three guided experiences that must be completed sequentially:
All three guided experiences include research-based readings, activities, reflections, assignments and built-in assessments. All modules are facilitated by a content expert which allows mentors to receive ongoing feedback and guidance.
|Since 2011 a total of 92 mentors have been trained in the following 50 rural districts.|
|Alamosa||Las Animas School District|
|Big sandy||Miami Yoder|
|Del Norte||Plat Valley|
|East Otero School District||Primero|
|Fowler||Sangre De Cristo|
|Karval School District||Wiley|