Dr. Siers's secondary education Living Learning Community teacher candidates will be having their EDUC 210 class and will work with students on site all semester long at Mardela Middle and High School. Dr. Siers's efforts mark a special "first" for SU PDS - holding a class in a PDS partner school during the school day! Teacher candidates will learn education content and then will immediately apply it in MMHS classrooms. Thank you to principal, Amy Eskridge, and PDS site coordinator, Cathy Ramey, for your support!
Salisbury University recently hosted its fourth Mentor/Intern Forum. 88 mentors and interns participated in the event, which focused on beginning the internship experience with a strong working relationship, effective collaborative and communication skills, helpful co-teaching and co-planning strategies and clearly defined roles. One intern who participated in this year's forum stated, "The forum opened up the communication between my mentor and I which was very helpful. As a result I had a better vision of my responsibilities and how my mentor teacher and I would handle the experience together. Additionally I felt more personally connected with my mentor." A mentor shared, "My intern and I felt invigorated after the forum!" SU is proud to work with such dedicated mentors and interns.
Salisbury University's PDS program is proud to share a significant moment in our history: This fall, we passed the 1000 clinical mentors mark, meaning that over 1000 mentor teachers who guide our teacher candidates and interns into the teaching profession have completed our mentor training program! The mentor training workshop provides current and prospective mentor teachers with clarity regarding our teacher education programs' internship expectations and co-teaching model. Teachers who complete the workshop are identified as "clinical mentors" and receive extra financial compensation each time they collaborate with a full-time SU intern.