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E-mentoring Beginning Teachers

, , Texas A&M University, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Atlanta, GA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-52-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA


Mentoring has proven to be an effective strategy to retain teachers through their first few years of teaching. Due to the lack of funding of face-to-face mentoring programs, a mentoring program is needed that will support beginning teachers and enhance their existing knowledge of teaching strategies and student developmental levels. This paper proposes a telementoring program which incorporates technology. Additionally, it provides a venue allowing convenient, consistent and frequent communication between a mentor and a beginning teacher. The integrated triad model of a university based teacher induction program was used as the blueprint of the proposed e-mentoring program. Through the application of technology and learning theory, the integrated triad would be accessible via interactive communication at one secure website. During the roundtable discussion, the e-mentoring website will be accessible for demonstration of this proposed online mentoring program.


Livengood, K. & Moon Merchant, V. (2004). E-mentoring Beginning Teachers. In R. Ferdig, C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2004--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2420-2425). Atlanta, GA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved January 27, 2021 from .


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