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Aurora Institute

Report

Online Teacher Support Programs: Mentoring and Coaching Models

Authors: Cathy Cavanaugh, Karly Wortmann, Kathryn Kennedy, Therese Letourneau, Vicky Zygouris-Coe, Yoany Beldarrain

Organizations: iNACOL

Issues: Issues in Practice, How to Get Started, Support Professional Learning

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Several virtual schools portray the mentoring structures they have implemented to assist their new online teachers. Each school’s mentoring program is unique – designed specifically for the school’s staff, size, and instructional approach.

These schools learned that successful mentoring programs are key in developing effective novice virtual teachers, as well as supporting the continued growth of all online teachers. Browse this report now to discover how effective mentoring programs can help everyone: mentees through skill and knowledge development, mentors through leadership and communication improvement, and schools through idea- and knowledge-sharing.