TITLE 23: EDUCATION AND CULTURAL RESOURCES
SUBTITLE A: EDUCATION
CHAPTER I: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
SUBCHAPTER b: PERSONNEL
PART 35 MENTORING PROGRAM FOR NEW PRINCIPALS
SECTION 35.50 TRAINING FOR MENTORS


 

Section 35.50  Training for Mentors

 

a)         Prior to beginning his or her first assignment as a mentor under this Part, each experienced principal shall be required to complete a standardized training program prescribed by the State Superintendent of Education.  This training program shall be made available at no cost to the participating mentors and shall focus on equipping the participants to perform the functions outlined in Section 35.30 of this Part.  The training program shall address areas of expertise including, but not limited to:

 

1)         the Illinois Professional School Leader Standards (see 23 Ill. Adm. Code 29.100);

 

2)         ethics;

 

3)         principles of adult learning;

 

4)         establishing a mentoring relationship; and

 

5)         mentoring skills and techniques.

 

b)         In admitting individuals to the required training, providers shall give first priority to those who intend to be included in the pool of available mentors for the program as described in Section 35.20(d) of this Part.  Other individuals may be accommodated if space permits.

 

c)         Each provider approved under Section 35.60 of this Part shall provide to the State Superintendent or designee a list identifying the individuals who have completed the required training sequence.

 

d)         Each provider shall be responsible for providing continuation training to its mentors, including notifying them during this training of any changes in the requirements for the mentoring program.  Each mentor who intends to continue providing service under this Part for the following year shall complete the continuation training.

 

(Source:  Amended at 34 Ill. Reg. 7763, effective May 21, 2010)