Beginning language teachers (in their first 5 years of teaching), mentees, are matched with experienced language teachers, mentors, for the duration of the VLMN program.
The 2-year VLMN program will begin with a centrally-located conference for both mentors and mentees. The Languages and Culture team will provide funding for the release of participants to facilitate mentoring support and to participate in the VLMN program.
The VLMN will:
• identify professional learning needs for mentees and mentors
• implement evidence-based mentoring practices to develop the capacity of mentees
• support teachers of languages in working towards and maintaining accreditation at a range of career stages
• provide significant professional development opportunities for all mentors and mentees.
Expressions of interest are invited from language teachers who would like to join the 2021-2022 cohort of the VLMN as mentors or mentees.
You will find further information about the criteria for becoming a mentor or mentee in the VLMN on the expression of interest forms attached.
An information session will be held on Thursday 26 November at 3:30pm for language teachers and school executive to find out more about the VLMN program. There will be time at the end to ask any questions you may have about the program. Registration for the information session is via MyPL. The course identifier is NR28714.
Contact Shanelle Ingram, Language Officer on 0448 479 778 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Expressions of interest should be submitted by 5pm on Friday 11 December 2020.