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1 How to be a Mentor The project Autonomous “Personal Learning Networks” for Language Teachers has been funded with support from the European Commission. This document reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. aPLaNet

2 APLaNet Online Mentoring Workshop 1) About the aPLaNet project 2) Introduction to mentoring 3) Online mentoring - recommendations 4) aPLaNet mentoring - aPLaNet mentoring procedure - support for aPLaNet mentors - resources for aPLaNet mentors 5) Meet the aPLaNet mentors

3 APLaNet Online Mentoring Workshop The aPLaNet project is a European Union funded project for language educators all over the Europe, especially those who are new or do not use Internet social networks (SN) but wish to learn more and build their own Personal Learning Network (PLN) for professional development purposes. Find out more here: About aPLaNet

4 APLaNet Online Mentoring Workshop 'Unlike a teacher or even a coach, who is focused on helping us learn and practice a particular set of skills, a mentor acts as a guide who helps us define and understand our own goals and pursue them successfully.' ( The Mentee's Guide, L. Zachary, 2009) Find out more here: Introduction to Mentoring

5 APLaNet Online Mentoring Workshop How is online mentoring different from face-to-face mentoring? What can an online mentor do to make up for this? Find out more here: Online Mentoring - recommendations

6 APLaNet Online Mentoring Workshop Step 1 - Volunteering a) Join our Ning and offer to be a mentor b) Join one or more of the Mentors' groups c) Then we'll list you as a mentor here:- aPLaNet Mentoring

7 APLaNet Online Mentoring Workshop Step 2 – Finding a Mentor a) Offer to be a mentor to a member b) Be approached by a prospective mentee c) aPLaNet partners suggest a mentor aPLaNet Mentoring

8 APLaNet Online Mentoring Workshop Step 3 – Planning for the first meeting a) Agree on date of first meeting b) Think about mentee's needs - aPLaNet questionnaire data - mentee profile - initial correspondence c) Choose meeting platform (Skype / WIZ IQ) aPLaNet Mentoring

9 APLaNet Online Mentoring Workshop Step 4 – The first meeting a) Get to know each other / build rapport b) Set objectives (maximum 3) - SMART criteria c) Agree when to meet again aPLaNet Mentoring

10 APLaNet Online Mentoring Workshop Step 5 – Continuing : aPLaNet resources a) aPLaNet Mentor/Mentee Guides aPLaNet Mentoring

11 APLaNet Online Mentoring Workshop Step 5 – Continuing : aPLaNet resources b) P re-piloting questionnaire c) Teacher diary aPLaNet Mentoring

12 APLaNet Online Mentoring Workshop Step 5 – Continuing : aPLaNet resources d) Teacher guide e) Technological guides f) Workshops (online/recordings) g) Videos aPLaNet Mentoring

13 APLaNet Online Mentoring Workshop Step 6 – Coming to the end When is a good time to end the mentoring process? How do you know when the mentee is ready to 'go it alone'? aPLaNet Mentoring Find out more here:

14 APLaNet Online Mentoring Workshop Step 7 – Support for mentors What support is there available for mentors? aPLaNet Mentoring

15 APLaNet Online Mentoring Workshop Thank you! Any last questions / comments? aPLaNet Mentoring See you online:


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