The Mentoring program will use these webpages as its main source of information and updates. By close of business each Tuesday there will be a new update and/or announcement, even if that is to let you know there is no update. Announcements that deal with permanent issues will eventually be added to the appropriate, permanent spot. I may also put something in the KSDE Weekly newsletter if I think it is of interest to a larger audience.
I had mentioned I would be adding a form here to allow folks to join a listserv I was working on to augment the curriculum leaders listserv. In the interest of consolidating information sources, I have opted not to do that. Other than for updates, district/system information and questions will go directly to those facilities and if there is urgent information to go out, I will use the appropriate listserves. Feel free to contact me also.
Ed Kalas, Education Program Consultant
Reviewing data from the Leadership Mentoring Assurance Survey from March 2022 for analysis and presentation before the end of the year. Preparing the Teacher/Specialist Mentoring Checklist for use to review mentoring plans starting next week.
KESA Compliance information for the Mentoring and Induction Plans will be available in the KESA Authenticated App on or after November 16, 2022. All districts/systems are in KESA Compliance, including those in the process of working on their plans with KSDE.
No other activities this week.
KESA Compliance information for the Mentoring and Induction Plans will be available in the KESA Authenticated App on or after November 15, 2022. All districts/systems are in KESA Compliance, including those in the process of working on their plans with KSDE.
KESA Compliance information for the Mentoring and Induction Plans will be available in the KESA Authenticated App on or after November 7, 2022. All districts/systems are in KESA Compliance, including those in the process of working on their plans with KSDE.
The following districts/systems have a teacher/specialist mentoring plan in for review, which KSDE will start after it finishes reviewing already-submitted PD Plans. That should be some time in November 2022 with a goal of having them approved by the end of Febraury 2023.
The pdf below contains the most current informaton about the status of teacher/specialist plans for KESA districts and systems. KSDE is in the process of assessing the status of Leadership mentoring programs and non-KESA systems.
If "Self" or the name of an educational service center provider is listed under the "Teacher/Specialist Mentoring Provider" column, there is nothing that a district/system needs to do. Otherwise, KSDE is currently reviewing a plan or the district/system is revising its process. "Revising its process" could include needing some KSDE technical assitance, KSDE verifying documentation in its records, or some other activity.
All Teacher/Specialist Mentoring Plans are currently in KESA Compliance in either a "fully" or "working on complinace" status.
Status of KESA District/System Teacher/Specialist Mentoring Plan/s
Teacher/School Specialist Mentor Plans Checklist and Plan Review Process
Please use this checklist to ensure that your Teacher/School Specialist plans have the minimum components required based on the criteria established by the Kansas State Department of Education
Teacher_Specialist Mentoring Plans Checklist and Review Final.pdf
Professional Education Standards.pdf
KSDE will use this checklist to ensure a consistent, thorough and timely review of Teacher/School Specialist mentoring plans. (Posted 12/8/21)
To apply for this stipend, districts must enter mentors for classroom teachers into the Mentor Programs application - a KSDE Authenticated Application.
(Request access to Mentor Programs using the Manage My Account function for KSDE Authenticated Applications if you do not already have access.)
For mentors to meet the statutory requirements for the stipend, they must:
For more detailed information, see Stipends for Mentors of Classroom Teachers.
Districts will log back into the Mentor Programs application when it opens from April 1-May 1, 2023 to validate their mentors, add mentees, assign mentors to mentees, and submit.
Ed Kalas, Education Program Consultant
Leslie Bruton, Systems Coordinator
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