For Mentors


Professional Learning Series (PLS)

PLS 1, Instructional Mentoring, has no prerequisite. After that, the prerequisite for each of the next three PLS workshops in the Year One series is the one before it.

Year One
PLS 1 Instructional Mentoring for Equitable Learning, Oct 1-2, 2018
PLS 2 Using Data to Inform Instruction, October 16-17, 2018
PLS 3 Observing and Giving Feedback, December 12-13, 2018
PLS 4 Assessing Growth and Deepening Practice, January 23-24, 2019

For Year Two, completion of PLS workshops 1-4 is the prerequisite to begin the series. Completion of the Year Two series in order is strongly recommended.

Year Two
PLS 5 Mentoring for Every Learner, October 3-4, 2018
PLS 6 Mentoring to Support Equitable Instruction, November 7-8, 2018
PLS 7 Advancing Instruction to Support Language Development, February 5-6, 2019
PLS 8 Mentoring as Leadership, March 13-24, 2019

Release Mentor Forums

Release Mentor Forum Calendar for 2018-19 (Fridays)


Mentor Refreshers, Modifications, and Revisions

Calendar for 2018-19 (Tuesdays except for September 19)

Optimal Learning Environment, September 19 (Wed)
Planning Conversation Guide, October 30
Analyzing Student Learning, January 15
Post-observation Co-analysis, February 19
Observation cycle tools, April 16
Administrator-Mentor Communication, May 14

DCNTP District Induction Program Retreat

May 23, 2019


For additional information regarding any of our Dane County New Teacher Project Offerings, please contact Dan Eckhardt or Heather Lott