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COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

Kansas Mentoring & Induction Center (KMIC)

group mentoring


The Kansas Mentoring & Induction Center's mission is to support early career teachers in the state of Kansas by providing professional development to those responsible for mentoring these individuals.  KMIC participants receive professional development in consulting, collaboration, coaching and observation techniques.

KMIC Goals are to provide professional learning for:

• Faculty in mentoring strategies to work with cooperating teachers
• Cooperating teachers in mentoring strategies to work with student teachers
• Veteran teacher in mentoring strategies to work with new teachers
• Teacher leaders to be instructional mentors/coaches

Focus Areas:

Context and Structure for Effective Mentoring
• Time for mentoring
• Recruitment of mentors
• Program guidelines
• Skills and knowledge for mentoring
• Teacher placement

Selecting, Training and Supporting
• Mentor selection process
• Mentor training and support
• Mentor matching

Mentor Program Content and Evaluation
• Repertoire of skills
• Tools for improving instruction
• Conversation tools
• Evaluation tools