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Teacher to Teacher Support Network

 MENTOR TEACHER TEAM | NEW TEACHERS |
 ONLINE WORKSHOPS | CONTACT


The Teacher to Teacher Support Network (TTSN) is a state-wide on-line mentoring program for new-to-the-profession teachers. Accomplished teachers throughout South Dakota serve as mentors.

MENTOR TEACHER TEAM

The team of mentor teachers are selected by invitation only. These teacher leaders are chosen from a pool that includes, but not limited to, South Dakota: Teacher of the Year, Milken Educators, National Board Certified Teachers (NBCT), and Presidential Awardees for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).

Mentor Responsibilities
- Actively participate in on-line TTSN network to meet program goals;
- Learn and work together to improve the quality of teaching and learning for South Dakota students; and
- Notify direct supervisor of intent and application to participate in TTSN.


Compensation
- Each mentor will receive a stipend/consulting fee in accordance with contractual agreement.
- Graduate credit will be available at minimum cost to participant.


NEW TEACHERS

The TTSN on-line mentor program will serve a limited number of new-to-the-profession teachers who are under contract as a teacher of record in a South Dakota public or non-public school.

Please Note: due to funding limitations, priority will be given to those districts without an established mentoring program, and to those districts located in more remote areas.


New Teacher (Mentee) Responsibilities
- Actively participate in on-line TTSN network to meet program goals;
- Learn and work together to improve the quality of teaching and learning for South Dakota students; and
- Notify direct supervisor of intent and application to participate in TTSN.


Compensation
- Each New Teacher (Mentee) will receive a stipend/consulting fee inaccordance with contractual agreement.
- Graduate credit will be available at minimum cost to participant.


CONTACT

Lanette Johnston, Department of Education, at 605-773-8415




TEACHER-TO-TEACHER ONLINE WORKSHOPS

The U.S. Department of Education brought together some of the nation's most effective teachers and education experts to share with their colleagues research-based practices and proven methods of using data to inform instruction. Teacher-to-Teacher Workshops, offered in various locations all over the United States, presented research-based practices that have been instrumental in closing the achievement gap. These workshops were taped and converted to the video-streaming format.

The South Dakota Department of Education is accepting these online Teacher-to-Teacher workshops toward credits for renewing a South Dakota certificate. Remember that 15 continuing education contact hours equal one credit.

Each Teacher-to-Teacher workshop is comprised of video and follow-up activities that total 10 continuing education contact hours. The video portion of each workshop is worth two continuing education contact hours. The completion of the follow-up activities is worth eight continuing education contact hours.

You can collect these workshop continuing education hours in any combination. You can watch several of the workshop videos or you can complete the video and the follow-up activities to collect the hours.

An eLearning Certificate of Completion will be received for the two-hour video completion. You will print the follow-up activities and your supervisor will need to sign off on the completion of those activities. Both documents must include date(s) and contact hours spent in the professional activity. These documents will need to be submitted at the time of your renewal as credit documentation.

To learn more about the workshops, check out the website at: http://www.paec.org/teacher2teacher/index.asp, or certification@state.sd.us or (605) 773-3426.






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