Educational Opportunity and Equity Division


Teacher Mentor Institute

Tuesday, May 31, 2011, 10:38 am

The annual Montana Mentor Institute 2011 – the Art and Science of Teacher Mentoring is scheduled for August 8-10, 2011, at the Best Western Gran Tree Inn in Bozeman.  This year the institute will have a novice strand for mentors new to the teacher mentoring process and a skilled strand for teacher mentors who have previously attended a mentor institute.   The structure for the institute includes two days of skills and concept training, and a half day of team planning and resources available to support instruction.  The institute utilizes the Mentoring Matters curriculum developed by Laura Lipton, Ph.D..  Districts that have developed teacher mentor programs in Montana consistently report that providing high-quality training to the mentors is a challenge.  The Mentor Institute is a great place to have your teacher mentors trained.  The institute aligns with Montana correlates in the following areas:  Academic Performance – Instruction, and Learning Environment – Professional Growth and Development.  The institute will provide renewal units, and graduate credit (for an additional cost).

A brochure and registration information for the Montana Mentor Institute 2011 can be found at:  http://www.opi.mt.gov/pdf/SpecED/Mentor/11MentorInstitute.pdf

For more information, contact Nikki Sandve, 406-444-0299