If you are interested in mentoring provisionally registered teachers, VIT will be running the Effective Mentoring Program, in collaboration with DET, in 2018.
This is a tremendous opportunity for experienced school teachers or early childhood teachers to develop professionally in mentoring, so they can support teachers in the early stages of their career.
The Effective Mentoring Program focuses on the skills needed to mentor a provisionally registered teacher (PRT) through the process of moving from provisional to (full) registration.
Registration for the Program will begin in early February, and emails will be sent to schools and early childhood directors in late January providing specific details of venues and dates. The two-day program will run from March to September.
If you have already completed the Effective Mentoring Program, or another VIT trained mentor program before, a Refresher Course will also be offered.
VIT will also offer Provisionally Registered Teacher Seminars after school hours to help PRTs develop their understanding of the requirements for process of moving from provisional to full registration.
Emails will be sent directly to all PRTs with further details about these seminars. If you have any PRTs, including any regular casual relief PRTs, at your school or setting, it is worthwhile checking they have provided their current email address to VIT to ensure they receive information.
Registration will open in early March. Seminars will be held across the greater Melbourne area, Geelong, and in the regional centres of Bendigo, Ballarat, Mildura, Shepparton, Traralgon, Warrnambool and Wodonga. There will also be seven online seminars.
The Provisionally Registered Teacher Seminars and online seminars are open for all CRT PRTs to attend. There will be three additional online seminars to address the specific challenges that CRT PRTs may face when undertaking the provisional to (full) registration process.