Our WSU Project Mentors provide one-on-one support and
training for Teacher Education faculty in the College of Education and the
College of Liberal Arts. Our mentors also provide assistance for the
faculty in our partner schools and serve as models for the Gen-Y and student
leadership programs our grant partners support.
Our mentors serve in two different capacities.
Instructional mentors provide support for software and technology integration
into curriculum and technical mentors provide support for hardware and
We use a FileMaker Pro Database designed by Patrick
Hutchison, our Database Administrator, to keep track of mentor assignments.
The database tracks information about who we've helped, what projects they've
worked on, and how much time we spent mentoring. This data is given to our
evaluator for our project evaluation but is also helpful to our college as we
make plans for future professional development.
Our project mentors typically work for us
for a year before they move into their student teaching semester and then
their professional teaching careers. We are very proud of our
"graduating" students mentors and their knowledge of ISTE standards and
technology integration. They serve as technology models in the
Read a letter from Zerrin Oelze,
former project mentor, current 5th grade teacher at