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In 2007, the Oregon Legislature passed HB 2574 authorizing the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) to establish a beginning teacher and administrator mentoring program. The Oregon Mentoring Project was started to provide support to beginning teachers, principals, and superintendents. In 2013, under the leadership of Governor John Kitzhaber, the Network of Quality Teaching and Learning was established. The Network provides funding for a comprehensive system of support for educators that creates a culture of leadership, professionalism, continuous improvement and excellence for teachers and leaders across the P-20 system. The Oregon Mentoring Program is an important component of this work. It is designed to support activities related to an evidence-based mentorship program for beginning teachers and administrators. The grants fund individual school districts or consortia comprised of school districts, ESDs, and universities. Grant-in-Aid has been allocated yearly beginning in 2008.

  • OR Revised Statutes 329
    This link provides the most recent Statutes regarding the mentoring program. Please reference ORS 329.788, 329.790, 329.795, 329.800, 329.805, 329.810, 329.815, 329.820 for laws specific to the mentoring program.

  • OR Administrative Rule 581-018
    This link provides the most recent Administrative rules regarding the mentoring program. Please reference OARs 581-018-0130 through 581-018-0151 for rules specific to the mentoring program.

Oregon Mentoring Program Standards adopted!

At the August 2014, State Board of Education Meeting, the Oregon Mentoring Program Standards PDF were adopted! Mentoring Program Standards describe the structures and functions, processes, and effective practices necessary for a quality program. Effective mentoring is foundational to a quality program. An essential element of a mentoring program is a professional mentor who understands and utilizes the skills, strategies and tools necessary for the continuous development of teachers and administrators.

Oregon Mentor Workshop Facilitator Application

The Oregon Department of Education will be beginning the application process for selecting several new Oregon Department of Education/New Teacher Center Mentor Workshop facilitators. The Oregon Mentoring Program offers several professional learning opportunities to support new and experienced mentors around the state. The demand for these workshops continue to grow and new facilitators are needed to present the sessions throughout the year
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If you have any questions, please contact Tanya Frisendahl at tanya.frisendahl@state.or.us eMail or 503-947-5754.

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    Grant Announcements and Applications

    The Oregon Beginning Teacher and Administrator Mentorship Program was established in 2007 through the passage of HB 2574. In 2013, the Oregon Legislature increased funding for the Oregon Mentorship Program through The Network for Quality Teaching and Learning (HB 3233). The grant program is designed to support evidence-based mentorship programs for beginning teachers and administrators. Oregon Department of Education will host a webinar to provide information and answer questions on the new grant application in Spring 2015.
  • NTC Review of State Policies on Teacher Induction PDF  External Link  
    This document provides the first comprehensive look at induction policies in each of the 50 states. For each state, NTC summarizes existing policies related to 10 key criteria most critical to the provision of universal, high-quality induction and mentoring support for beginning educators. The state summaries capture all relevant policies, statutes, regulations, induction program standards, and other guidance on new teacher induction and mentoring.
  • Summary of Induction Programs PDF   07/21/2010 (92.03 KB)
  • Quality Teacher Induction PDF   07/21/2010 (1.25 MB)
  • Accelerating Teacher Effectiveness PDF   07/21/2010 (2.02 MB)
  • Omaha Induction Program PDF   07/21/2010 (578.46 KB)

  • Mentoring Network Meetings

    Resources, information and documents related to the Oregon Mentoring Network meetings.

    Professional Learning Opportunities

    Information on upcoming opportunities offered by the Oregon Department of Education.

    Resources & Research

    This page contains resources, information, and documents/forms necessary to meet the criteria of the grant, and that sub-recipients are to use and turn in to the Oregon Department of Education (ODE).

    Data Reports and Surveys

    This page contains surveys and data collected from the mentoring projects.

    Mentoring Grant Information

    • Tanya Frisendahl Email    (503) 947-5754
      Educator Effectiveness - Education Specialist

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