As a BESE approved provider of the mentor teacher training series, A+PEL offers a blended learning platform designed to be convenient and affordable for every teacher. Once registered, you will be able to complete the required modules at your own pace. The assessment series required for final certification is not included with the purchase of this course. You will need to purchase your assessment directly through Bloomboard. We will provide links to Bloomboard for your convenience.
Upon completion of all 9 modules of this Mentor Training series, A+PEL will provide proof of completion documentation required for final mentor teacher certification.

Course Curriculum

  MODULE 1 - Materials
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  MODULE 1 - Mentor Teacher Virtual Training Overview
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  MODULE 1 - Introduction to Mentoring
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  MODULE 1 - Digging Into the Mentor Role
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  MODULE 1 - Connecting to Bloomboard Assessments
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  MODULE 1 - Mentor Cycle Deep Dive - Build Relationships
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  MODULE 1 - Closure
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  MODULE 2 Resources
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  MODULE 2 - Disciplinary Literacy. What and Why?
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  MODULE 2 - Experiencing the Instructional Shifts
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  MODULE 2 - Digging Into the Instructional Shifts in Literacy
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  MODULE 2 - Conducting Classroom Observations
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  MODULE 2 - Analyzing Classroom Observation Data
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  MODULE 2 - Connecting to Micro-Credentials and Wrap-Up
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  MODULE 3 - Classroom Management Fundamentals
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  MODULE 3 - Disciplinary Interventions
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  MODULE 3 - Diagnose: Connecting to Module 2
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  MODULE 3 - Diagnose: Set Goals
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  MODULE 3 - Coach: 1-on-1 Debrief
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  MODULE 3 - Connect to Assessments
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  MODULE 4 - Resources
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  MODULE 4 - Why Build Knowledge?
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  MODULE 4 - Experience the Knowledge Shift
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  MODULE 4 - Building Text Sets
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  MODULE 4 - Plan for Intervention
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  MODULE 4 - Model Best Practices
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  MODULE 4 - Connect to Assessments
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  MODULE 5 - Resources (CLICK THROUGH THESE RESOURCES)
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  MODULE 5 - Building Knowledge through Vocabulary Instruction
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  MODULE 5 - Indirect Vocabulary Instruction
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  MODULE 5 - Direct Vocabulary Instruction
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  MODULE 5 - Speaking and Listening
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  MODULE 5 - Plan for Intervention
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  MODULE 5 - Co-Teaching
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  MODULE 5 - Wrap-Up and Connection to Bloomboard
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  MODULE 6 - Resources (CLICK THROUGH THESE RESOURCES)
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  MODULE 6 - Evidence of Student Learning
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  MODULE 6 - Diagnosing and Supporting Student Needs
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  MODULE 6 - Mentoring - Set New Goals
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  MODULE 6 - Assessment Connection
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  MODULE 7 - Resources (CLICK THROUGH THESE RESOURCES)
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  MODULE 7 - Selecting High-Quality, Classroom-Based Instructional Materials
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  MODULE 7 - Engaging the Mentee in Reflection
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  MODULE 7 - Difficult Conversations
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  MODULE 7 - Assessment Connection
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Hi, I’m Miranda and YES, I'm holding a baby sloth!


I live by the motto of "once a teacher, always a teacher." Before starting as A+PEL's Director of Programs​ in 2014, I served 11 years in the classroom. 7 of those years were spent teaching 5th grade ELA and Social Studies while the other 4 years were spent as an Instructional Coach and TAP Master Teacher. I'm now A+PEL's Deputy Director and I oversee special projects that include a yearly summer camp for teachers called Camp A+PEL, an annual Louisiana history conference, teacher improvement initiatives with several area Catholic schools, and University programs that support future teachers. When I'm not wearing my A+PEL hat, I am driving the mom-taxi (my mini-van) for my three children ages 2, 6, and 10. With a spouse who is also in education, our children don't stand a chance to have poor grammar. In all my spare time (yeah, right), I geek out over planning our next Disney vacation, designing jewelry, and taking long walks down the aisles of Target without my kids in tow. 

"It's kind of fun to do the impossible." Walt Disney

Watch this preview video to learn more about becoming a mentor teacher through A+PEL's Virtual Training Series.



 

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