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January '98 Meeting


Representatives of the projects will meet with the steering committee, first year teachers and mentors to obtain reaction to progress on projects.

January 19, 1998

Radisson Hotel Metrodome, 615 Washington Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

6:00 p.m. Steering Committee meeting

6:30 p.m. Reception for all participants

7:00 p.m. Dinner, introductions and orientation

Carol Anderson and Dick McGehee

January 20, 1998

The Geometry Center, 400 Lind Hall, University of Minnesota

7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. Intro and umbrella web site demo - Arnie Cutler

(presentations are intended to be about 15 minutes plus questions)

8:15 a.m. Stress Management and Professional Support Strategies for First-Year Teachers and Their Mentors presentation

8:45 a.m. A Consensus Model for Including Students with Disabilities into the Regular Classroom presentation

9:15 a.m. Professional Practice Portfolio Framework presentation

9:45 a.m. Break

10:00 a.m. Mentorship Training presentation

10:30 a.m. Teaching for Diversity, Conferencing and Communicating with Parents and Self-Reflection presentation

11:00 a.m. Virtual Mentorship: Real Time Support for First Year Teachers presentation

11:30 a.m. Lunch

12:30 p.m. Focus group discussion

Focus groups of first year teachers and mentors will react to each project

2:00 p.m. Forward planning

3:00 p.m. Adjournment

Tasks to complete before January 9:

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