NCCPEP Announces Webinar Series and Workshops on Recruiting, Developing & Retaining Mentor Teachers

Updated: Nov 23, 2019

UPDATED: October 8, 2019

By Amanda J. Lester

The National Center for Clinical Practice in Educator Preparation (NCCPEP) is excited to announce the launch of a new Clinical Practice Webinar Series, focused on the topic of recruiting, developing, and retaining mentor teachers. In addition to exploring a high-interest and emergent problem of practice in clinical educator preparation, the series will also set the stage for an opportunity to attend an in-person regional professional development workshop event on the same topic in early 2020.

The first webinar in this three-part interactive series, Recruiting, Developing, and Retaining Mentor Teachers: An Overview, will be held on October 1, 2019, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT.

(UPDATED: The October 1 webinar is now available ON DEMAND. Click here to access the on-demand recording.)

The webinar learning agenda will include:

Introduction to the series and topic:

This will include topics such as the role of mentor teachers; lexicon usage/differences in practice; and partnerships contexts for advancing goals to improve processes to recruit, develop, and retain high-quality mentor teachers.

Why start with this topic? The imperative role of Mentor Teachers in Clinical Educator Preparation:

This will include topics such as the research-based rationale for building a stronger, more intentional process; opportunities and challenges to improve processes within clinical partnerships; and considerations in local contexts.

More focused topic exploration during webinars #2 & 3:

During the webinar, there will be opportunities for participants to provide feedback that will inform the content and focus of the remaining webinars in the series and the subsequent in-person regional workshops.

Webinar participants will also be provided with the opportunity to learn about an in-person NCCPEP Professional Learning Workshop on the topic of Recruiting, Developing, and Retaining Mentor Teachers that will be offered regionally next year, beginning with the first workshop planned for early 2020. By attending the webinar on October 1, you will be among the first to receive information about this unique P-24 professional learning opportunity, designed to support university-based and school-based educator clinical partnerships in establishing new processes and strengthening existing approaches to recruiting, developing, and retaining high-quality mentor teachers. Feedback from webinar participants will also inform the development of the workshop and future installments in this webinar series.

Register to attend Recruiting, Developing, and Retaining Mentor Teachers: An Overview on October 1, 2019, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT, by visiting:

Subsequent webinars in the series will focus on more specific aspects of this topic, including:

Be sure to save the dates for these next installments in the webinar series! Additional details for each, along with registration links, will be shared broadly in early October 2019.

Stay tuned also for more information to be released in early October about the first NCCPEP Professional Learning Workshop on this topic, to be held in early 2020!

For questions or additional information about the webinar series, please contact:

You can also follow The Center-NCCPEP on Twitter and Facebook for regular updates about this webinar series, the related upcoming professional learning workshops, and other professional learning opportunities being developed to support you and your colleagues in achieving your clinical practice goals!

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