The UW Faculty/Consultant has the responsibility of coordination between the WTEP and the placement school in all matters that involve the UW preservice teacher and the assigned mentor teacher. She/he is responsible to the CoEd for the overall success of the residency experience and for assignment of course credit upon successful completion of the Residency by the preservice teacher. In the Partner School settings, the UW Faculty/Consultant collaborates with the Partner School Facilitator to assure communication across all personnel involved in the mentoring partnership.
Clarify University expectations for the roles of the preservice teacher, mentor teacher, principal, and UW Faculty/Consultant as appropriate.
Visit the mentor teacher and student teacher a minimum of two times for placements in non-Partner School sites. Visits to Partner School site placements will occur a minimum of four times.
Create a log of brief written summaries of these observations and conferences with the preservice teacher and/or the mentor teacher and/or use the Visitation Record form found on page 23.
Review the videotaped lessons and lesson plans as requested.
Maintain communication throughout the semester between the student teacher, the mentor teacher, and the College of Education.
Assist the preservice teacher in improving skills in any area(s) identified (e.g., planning, classroom management, professional behaviors, schedule conflicts, etc.).
Answer questions or make referrals in a timely fashion.
Visit as soon as possible if an emergency arises.
Review the midterm evaluation, final evaluation, and exit interview when received.
Evaluate the professional portfolio.
Conduct the completion appointment if scheduled by the student teacher.
Assign the final grade for the completion of EDEL or EDSE 4500.
Collect midterm and final evaluation documents from the mentor teacher and/or student teacher.
Submit midterm (by the end of week 5 or week 9 as relevant) and final evaluation documents (by the end of Finals Week) to the appropriate administrative office in the College of Education.
WTEP Visitation Record
Resident Teacher ______________________________ Time Observed: from _______ to _______