Are you currently mentoring new CTE teachers or know someone who is? If so, would you like more training on the mentoring process? If you are not already a mentor, would you like to become one?

As part of the Texas Education Agency’s ongoing effort to support new CTE teachers throughout the state, they are now offering a two-day mentor training for existing CTE mentors and those who wish to become mentors. The training will take place on March 6-7, 2017, in Austin, Texas, with 60 participants selected to attend the training.

The mentor training will explore important fundamentals of mentoring and will review the components of the CTE New Teacher Mentor Program. Some topics covered during the training include the following:

  • Stages of beginning teaching
  • Building trusting relationships
  • The Scaffolded Solutions® Framework
  • Benefits of cognitive coaching
  • Questioning strategies
  • Establishing rapport
  • The wisdom/evidence cycle
  • Use of Guided Dialogues
  • Meeting the diverse needs of new CTE teachers
  • Coaching self-assessment
  • CTE New Teacher Mentor Program online communities

To apply for this training opportunity, please go to

Information from the application will be used to select mentors based on CTE experience, CTE career cluster-specific expertise, mentoring experience, and regional location.In addition, the application data will be used for registration for the mentor training.

All applications must be submitted by Friday, January 20, 2017. Applicants who are selected for participation in the training will be notified by January 27, 2017.

Please note that participants will be responsible for travel, lodging, and food costs. Participants’ registration costs for the training will be covered. Hotel rooms have been reserved at the conference venue with a state rate of $158.00 per night for a single room. When training participants are selected, specific details about hotel accommodations and group rates will be provided.


For more information, contact Caryn Cavanagh at

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