2016-2017 Teacher Mentoring Program Overview - Overview of the requirements of the teacher mentoring program in D200
Illinois New Teacher Collaborative - This website contains excellent resources, weblinks, and information for new teachers and their mentors. Woodstock D200 has been a member since 2008 and is the only member of the collaborative in McHenry County.
Individual Learning Plan (ILP) - This form is designed for the new teacher and mentor to collaboratively develop an Individual Learning Plan for the new teacher. The form is to be used along with the teacher reflection forms to help determine specific areas for professional growth for the new teacher. Once the form is completed, a copy is to be sent to the Teaching and Learning Office. Timelines for completion for the ILP can be found in the D200 Teacher Mentoring Program Calendar.
Individual Learning Plan Log - This form is designed for the new teacher to log his/her activities linked to completion of the Individual Learning Plan. The teacher is to complete a short reflection on each of the activities completed as part of the plan and review it with their mentor.
Individual Learning Plan Reflection Form - This form is to be filled out after the new teacher has completed their ILP and reviewed the progress with their mentor. The form is to be reviewed with the new teacher's building administrator. A copy of the form is to be returned to the Teaching and Learning Office by the end of the year.
Collaborative Assessment Tool - This form is to be used after peer observations are completed. The form is designed to help the conference reflect on the teaching practices observed to determine areas of strength and areas for improvement.
Observation Form Year 1 - This form is used to document the required peer coaching observations. Once the observation and the collaborative assessment is completed, this form is to be signed and returned to the building administrator.
Observation Form Year 2 - This form is used to document the required peer coaching observations during year 2. Once the observation and the collabortive assessment is completed, this form is to be signed and returned to the building adminstrator.
This document contains the essential qualities and minimual attributes of a teacher in Woodstock CUSD 200. These practices are expected to be observed by the end of the first year of teaching by teachers with three (3) or fewer years of experience. Teachers with more than three (3) years of experience are expected to have these observable qualities at the end of their first administrative observation.
The following tools are designed to help educators in Woodstock CUSD 200 reflect on their practice and assist them in developing professional goals for the improvement of their practice. (Click on the tool for a link to the document. )