Communication Association Partners with Iowa Alliance for Arts in
Education to Mentor New Teachers of Speech Communication in Iowa
Mentor Chair Description
ICA and IAAE have
teamed up to provide experienced mentors to first-year teachers
of speech communication throughout the state of Iowa as part of
the Iowa Model of Excellence - A Statewide Arts Mentoring Program.
The purpose of this program is to continue to improve the quality
of arts education in Iowa through mentoring assistance of first-year
arts teachers. New teachers, students, school districts, and the
state will benefit from increased opportunities for success in the
classroom. New teachers will be able to draw on
the experience of their mentors for activities, assignments, and
strategies dealing with the teaching of speech communication through
emails, phone calls and/or mentor visits. The mentoring program
is discipline-specific. There is no participation fee to the teacher
or the school district for the mentoring program....<more>
getting involved in one of the ways listed below:
* share ideas for helping us get the mentoring program off to a great
* help identify first-year Speech Communication teachers in your district
or who have completed your teacher education programs.
* offer to be a teaching mentor by being in contact with new teachers
and answering questions either by meeting face-to-face or electronically.
* serve as an observation mentor and support a new teacher through on-site
observations and discussions (a stipend and travel expense allotment
is provided by IAAE).
* help us connect with student teachers who will be teaching in the
Speech Communication classrooms.
If you are currently student teaching or if you have a student teacher
in your classroom, please contact Sarah Schaefer so information about
the mentoring program can be shared. We will be
posting information on the ICA website soon. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
. I look forward to visiting with you about the program and doing all
that we can to help our new teachers in the field.... <more>
Waukee Community School
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