eMSS Program At-a-Glance - roll over graphics below for more information

  • A private area designed for mentees to work with their mentors. Mentees discuss their teaching practices and receive 1-on-1 mentoring from an experienced teacher in the same grade and subject.
  • Discussion forums for larger groups of mentors. Mentor Place offers ongoing professional development and support for mentors.
  • Self-selected small groups examine pedagogical or content practices that can be applied directly to the classroom. A foundational part of eMSS, this is a structured and facilitated curriculum, which guides participants through a plan/prepare, teach/assess, and analyze/reflect cycle.
  • A community of teachers participates in discussion forums facilitated by teacher leaders and practicing university professors. Content focused discussions, dilemmas of practice, and access to resources are the heart of this area.

The New Teacher Center e-Mentoring for Student Success (eMSS) is an innovative, nationwide content and exceptionality specific online mentoring program that advances instruction for all students by accelerating the effectiveness and increasing the retention of new teachers.

Talented teachers are often in short supply in hard-to-staff schools. School leaders have limited availability to release the few content experts available from their classrooms to focus on instructional mentoring or professional development of their newer colleagues. Even with face-to-face induction and mentoring programs in place teachers may have nowhere to turn for content or exceptionality specific support or professional development related to their subject area.