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Mentoring Plan Checklist and Plan Review Tool Coming soon - Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Mentoring Plan Checklist and Plan Review Tool Coming soon.

 

Teacher/Leader Mentoring Funding

STATE FUNDING FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL CLASSROOM TEACHER MENTORS 

STIPENDS 2021-22

As required by statute, districts must apply for mentor grant funds this fall, in order for their qualified mentor teachers to be eligible for the state funded mentor stipend.  Districts apply for the mentor grant by reporting their participating mentor teachers this fall.   

Enter your mentor 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.

Deadline is September 27, 2021

For mentors to meet the statutory requirements for the state funded stipend, mentors must:    

  • hold a professional or accomplished level license
  • hold an assignment as a classroom teacher
    • reported as educator type 1-5 in the EDCS/LPR
  • have three consecutive school years of employment in the school district where they are providing the mentoring
  • cannot be mentoring more than two new-to-the profession teachers (classroom teachers in their 1st 3 years of teaching)
  • have completed a mentor training program (based on the mentor program guidelines)

To review detailed guidance information on mentoring and mentor stipend qualifications Click Here: Mentoring and State Funded Stipends

Districts will log back into the application during the spring 2021 semester to validate their mentors/assigned mentees and submit.   

Questions on mentor stipends contact Shane Carter at scarter@ksde.org.

 

Mentoring for Teachers, Specialists and Leaders

 

 

Mentoring Guidelines

 TitleOwnerCategoryModified DateSize 
Archived Mentor and Induction GuidanceEd Kalas 5/27/2021770.39 KBDownload
Mentoring Guidelines for LeadershipEd Kalas 2/2/202123.24 KBDownload
Mentoring Guidelines for Teachers after 7/1/2017Ed Kalas 2/2/202114.27 KBDownload
Mentoring Guidelines for Teachers before 7/1/2017 and School SpecialistsEd Kalas 2/2/202117.69 KBDownload

Mentoring Contacts

Mentoring Funding
General Mentoring

Shane Carter, Assistant Director,
Teacher Licensure and Accreditation
785-296-2289
scarter@ksde.org

Mentoring Plan
Review and Approval

Ed Kalas,
Education Program Consultant
785-296-2198
ekalas@ksde.org

Licensure Consultants
785-296-2288

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