Our Focus is on Leadership & Mentors
We partner with school leaders and onsite mentors to cultivate a shared understanding of the fundamental elements of mentoring online students. We offer information and opportunity to support onsite mentors in strengthening their practice and improving student outcomes in online courses. Through continuous planning and evaluation of the most up-to-date developments in mentor practice, we support our partners by:
- Sharing knowledge of mentor best practices
- Creating and supporting professional learning and community building opportunities
- Providing information, tools and training to strengthen onsite mentoring
- Promoting a strengths-based, learner-centered approach
- Elevating student engagement and success in online learning
Our Attention is on Students
Online learning is an opportunity to serve students in unique, often individualized ways. But it requires students take a new approach to learning and develop new skills that many learners may find challenging without constructive interactions and support from adults. Students need the help of caring onsite mentors to succeed in a flexible, self-directed online learning environment. Mentors provide that personal connection for students, build trusting relationships and help them to become successful online learners. Mentors are one more adult who knows the student and provides perspective and support.
We are dedicated to elevating student engagement and success in online courses. That’s why we promote a strengths-based, learner-centered approach to mentoring. We offer research-based professional learning and community building opportunities to help schools and practitioners improve online student success.