During the initial years of the Ohio Resident Educator Program, Resident Educator teachers are partnered with a state-certified instructional Mentor by the local Resident Educator Program Coordinator.
Year 1 and 2 Resident educators are expected to do the following:
Communicate with their mentor and principal;
Use formative assessment processes to collect and analyze evidence to advance practice and increase student learning;
Use the state-designed formative assessment tools with the support of an assigned certified instructional mentor;
Participate in and document instructional collaborative meetings with mentor through the Collaborative Log and teacher evidence; and
Utilize differentiated support and resources to move toward meeting goals and understanding the complexity of teaching at a deeper level.
Activities for the Mentoring Years
Resident Educators work collaboratively with their Mentor to complete the local Resident Educator Program requirements. Resident Educators engage in activities that use self-assessment, goal-setting, and reflection and decision-making practices to demonstrate effective use of authentic teacher work such as lesson planning, data analysis, and analysis of student work and assessments. Instructional Mentors and Program Coordinators work together to create specific activities for their Resident Educator that:
Are tailored based on the individual needs of the Resident Educator, school and district.