Developing a collabroative mentorship model to effectively support and sustain flexible learning within School District 71
As alternative learning options become more and more available to students, educators are finding the need to incorporate blended or flexible learning practices into their teaching approaches. With the rapid advance of technology, educators who have been traditionally trained are facing the need to implement a variety of unfamiliar strategies to meet the needs of their learners. A deficiency in the areas of support and professional development has hindered the ability of some teachers to initiate an evolution in their practice. The intent of this project was to develop a collaborative mentorship model to help support teachers in implementing flexible learning practices. By creating an online collaborative community using Google+ and a resource website, I have collected feedback and reviews that indicate that there is a distinct need and desire for not only formal face to face mentorship, but just in time connectedness as well. The online community and resource website will continue to be maintained and will form the basis of a collaborative mentorship proposal to School District 71.