Welcome to UTeach and our introductory course Step 1. Early field experiences provide our students the opportunity to explore the profession of teaching in a hands-on way and decide if teaching is right for them. We couldn’t do it without you. This document outlines the duties and expectations for Mentor Teachers. Please review it and us if you have any questions.
Mentor Teachers attend a planning session early in the semester to meet UTeach teachers as well as plan and schedule the field experiences.
Mentor Teachers supervise UTeach students during classroom visits lasting approximately 45-60 minutes. These visits consist of both observation and instruction.
Mentor Teachers document classroom visits by signing time stamped student observation or lesson feedback forms.
Mentor Teachers recieve a stipend for each team of Step 1 students that they supervise.
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In Step 1, Mentor Teachers select grade appropriate lesson topics for their students.
During classroom visits, Mentor Teachers:
NOTE: These forms are important as students read and reflect on them before the next teach. They also provide evidence that students have taught each lesson, a requirement for passing the course.
Further, Mentor Teachers:
If it becomes necessary to reschedule a classroom visit, Mentor Teachers will:
The UTeach Natural Sciences program thanks all of our Mentor Teachers for their dedication to the next generation of STEM educators.
*STEP 1 - FIELD DATES FOR FALL 2020
*The Step 1 field experience will be 100% remote for Fall 2020. UT students may participate synchronously or asynchrously in elementary classes but will not attend in person.
*Teaching teams come at the same time and day for each of the teaching and observation weeks. For example, if a team is scheduled for a time slot on Tuesday from 8-9 am, then they will come to observe/teach at that time for each of the weeks above.