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Supervision ResponsibilitiesSecondary Supervisor Assignment
The Master In Teaching supervisor responsibility is a critical component of the successful completion of the MIT program. With the added state assessment responsibilities, Whitworth Teacher Work Sample assignments, and the younger age of the cohort, the supervisor's role is essential in knowing our students and their placement interactions.
The supervisor responsibility in the fall is to establish a rapport with both the MIT, mentors and the placement site so that when full time teaching begins in February all is going well.
Since it will be a year-long relationship, some surprises and some reasons to replace a few MITs during the first month or so are necessary. Supervisors are asked to have weekly e-mail interactions with their students as well as begin assessing lesson plans and some assignments. Supervisors are the professionals assessing if the classroom and mentors will work out or not, and also providing the secondary coordinator with feedback about issues which might need to be addressed in class.
Fall Term: July through December
The following interactions are expected of supervisors:
You will be given a folder for each MIT that includes:
- The Application information and Résumé of your MIT candidate.
- Placement information: School and mentors
- Packet for mentors (to be distributed during first informal visit)
- Connect with your MITs during the July 23 colloquium (8 a.m. - 12 p.m.) so faces are familiar and people can exchange e-mails addresses and phone numbers. (About 45 minutes)
- Do a "walk about" during the opening of school week (late August/ first week of school – distribute Mentor packet, provide your contact information )
- MIT candidates will begin their 3-2-1 reflection assignments the first week in the school. This reflection is to be sent to you, and cc to me, by Saturday at 11:59 a.m. each week. Please read and, when appropriate, offer a brief response.
- Do another brief visit to classrooms and with MITs during second or early third week of September checking to see if any surprises and that students are becoming more involved in the classroom. Many times our MITs will have a variety of questions at this time.
- MIT Mentor Training. Evening Session: 4-7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, 2008. This is a wonderful time to visit with your mentors and answer questions.
- Mid-October: a first scheduled visit... MITs are on a Monday/Tuesday schedule in the school, hopefully presenting some activities and preparing for a few
- MIT retreat, Thursday, Oct. 9, Camp Gifford, Deer Lake (optional)
- End of October: Benchmark 2 conference....dispositions reviewed.
- November: Observation of a lesson... providing feedback... coaching conversation.
- December: Benchmark 3 conference More about it is how working with students and if the mentors are willing to have them return in February for full student teaching
- Fall Colloquium: Friday, Dec. 12: 4-8 p.m. (optional)
Jan Term: This is a multicultural experience for the MITs away from their teaching site.
Spring Term: February through May
- Preferably a visit/observation of a teaching lesson about every 10 days. Total of 6 -7 observations and checking off items on the Pedagogy Assessment Document.
- MIT candidates do not continue with 3-2-1 reflections.
- Spring Mentor Workshop, Date TBD Usually about March 25, in the morning.
- Benchmark 4 conference before spring break: Identify strengths, Areas of
Pedagogy Assessment not completed and will be focus for next observation.
- Observations 5, 6 and possibly 7
- TWS# 8 (Additional Stipend) Supervisor will read draft and critique. Examples will be provided as well as a rubric. When MIT completes successfully, supervisor will communicate to MIT that the "final TWS#8" can be forwarded to OL.
- Benchmark 5 Conference
- Letters of Recommendation/WSPA
The stipend per student per year is currently $375.
In addition, a stipend of $50, per semester is paid for each mentor over one.
A stipend of $100 is paid for TWS #8.