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, August 15-16, 2017
PLS 2 Observing and Conferencing, October 18-19, 2017
PLS 3 Using Data to Inform Instruction, December 13-14, 2017
PLS 4 Designing Effective Instruction, January 24-25, 2018

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 Creating Conditions for Equitable Instruction, October 4-5, 2017
PLS 6 Advancing Instruction to Support Language Development, November 9-10, 2017
PLS 7 Differentiating Instruction to Support Diverse Learners, February 21-22, 2018
PLS 8 Mentoring as Leadership, March 21-22, 2018

Release Mentor Forums

Release Mentor Forum Calendar for 2017-18 (Fridays)

September 15
October 6
November 3
December 8

January 5
February 2
March 9
April 6
May 11


Mentor Refreshers

Mentor Refreshers Calendar for 2017-18 (Tuesdays except for September 21)

September 21 Where to next? Using the Inquiry Cycle to support beginning teachers
October 24 Analyzing Student Work
January 16 Lesson Planning
February 20 Mentoring for Equity
April 10 Differentiating Instruction for Diverse Learner
May 8 Mentor Reflection: Bridge to Year Two

DCNTP District Induction Program Retreat

Register for May 18, 2018

For additional information regarding any of our Dane County New Teacher Project Offerings, please contact Shirley Smith or Tom Howe