NCVPS' Credit Recovery Specialist, Janice Silver recently published a chapter in the new iNACOL book, Lessons Learned in Teacher Mentoring: Supporting Educators in K-12 Online Learning Environments. The name of her chapter is: Harvesting World Class Educators: Building A Teacher Assistant Program That Supports Online Instruction.
Here is the abstract for the article:
North Carolina Virtual Public School (NCVPS) recognizes the value of producing quality virtual schoolteachers that know how to develop that very important student-teacher relationship. This is why NCVPS has spent the necessary time establishing a Teacher Assistant Program that not only provides mentors to potential teachers, but also teaches them how to instruct and make connections with the digital natives that they are preparing to be global competitors. NCVPS is not only providing Teacher Assistants with a powerful mentoring experience, but also promoting life long learning and succession throughout their career in education. NCVPS staff knows that this practice-based program will provide insight for other K-12 virtual schools interested in building a teacher mentorship program.
The book is due out in Summer 2012.
Congratulations to Janice on her publication!