E-Mentorship for (E)quality in Early Childhood Education

Project Number: 2022-1-TR01-KA220-SCH-000086684
Timespan of the Project: 31.12.2022 - 30.06.25

Project E-mail: info@ceipes.org

Objectives

The e-mentorship program aims to support teachers’ development and offer solutions to the problems they face during their first years, to create an equal and quality environment for both novice teachers and children.

Indeed, the purpose of the project is to develop an effective one-to-one e-mentorship program for novice preschool teachers who have been assigned to schools filled predominantly with disadvantaged students in order to facilitate their adaptation into the teaching profession and to help improve their teaching quality. The duties of a mentor include advising about instructional practices and content, observing teaching, and providing feedback, demonstrating effective teaching, providing consultation for lesson plans and objectives, advising about the school and community context including school resources, parental involvement, student needs.

Activities
  • Research reports
  • E-learning modules
  • We Portal
  • Promotion and Sustainability
Results
  • Web portal: a place where all mentors and mentees can share their experiences, challenges, and effective methods to overcome, upload their teaching videos, get immediate feedback, provide rich-content resources, allowing to track participants’ progress.
  • Mentorship handbook: a complimentary resource for educators, policymakers, and stakeholders; a free book to access all teachers who needed, a guideline to build on 
  • Mentorship learning modules: Training modules for mentor candidates
  • An elective mentorship course for the faculty of education: A tentative, practiced, and developed course outline, cost-effective, a preventive way to overcome challenges, which can lead to developing a mentorship certificate program at the university in collaboration with the teachers.
  • Mentorship seminars: dissemination of understanding and knowledge.