KCCTE provides mentoring at no cost to Kansas Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers; offering them support as they transition into their role as a classroom teacher.
Mentoring is provided based upon a CTE teacher's request through the website or by contacting the KCCTE.
Through the mentoring program, CTE teachers will have access, as needed, for support in classroom and laboratory instruction from other experienced CTE teachers with similar content areas.
Mentoring is designed to be a flexible model that is individually based upon the needs expressed by the mentee and observed by the mentor. This program is a unique opportunity for the CTE teacher to receive one-on-one instruction and site-based visits without the requirements of attending classes or being enrolled at PSU. This program is designed to provide supportive and non-punitive feedback from the mentor determined by on-site observations.
The relationship between the mentee and the mentor will be structured around the needs expressed by the CTE teacher in the areas of: planning and preparation, the classroom environment, instruction, and professional responsibilities.
Information shared during visits and observations are confidential, and are strictly used as a basis for the mentor to provide feedback for the mentee’s continuous improvement in classroom and laboratory instruction.
"The Pittsburg State mentoring program for CTE has been a wonderful experience. It has given me someone to talk to at any time who is knowledgeable in my content area. I have been able to collaborate with a professor and share ideas. I have gotten excellent feedback about what I am doing, which has helped me reflect on how I can improve in the classroom. Most importantly, I have gained knowledge within my content area from an expert. It has been very nice to be supported in such a way during my first year in a CTE classroom. "
~Amy Oades, FACS Instructor, Blue Valley Middle School