Welcome to the Teacher Mentor Program

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  • Teacher Mentor Program

    STEPS FOR MENTOR MATCH-UPS, Professional Development, and NBC Hours

    Check the Task 1 Guidelines to determine which teachers qualify for a mentor compensated with NBC hours


    • National Board Certified Teacher (be sure PAC and Commitment Form/Action Plan are submitted) or selected as a non-NBC specific Content/Subject Area Mentor
    • Employed at an LA Unified school or affiliated charter
    • 3 Years of Teaching Experience
    • Clear Teaching Credential
    • Willing to serve as a mentor for New Hires, including Provisional Teachers, University Interns or Induction candidates as needed (within reasonable geographical distance from your school)  


    NBC Mentor Application

    Mentor Application for TGI and other programs recruiting National Board Teachers

    • Check the Special Opportunities page for details.



    Complete the Mentor Interest Form every year.

    Mentor Interest/Availability Form


    Required each year as a pre-requisite for all Task 1 log submissions—Register on MyPLN

    • If you are officially assigned as the primary mentor for the TGI program or ICAAP (DI) program and will not report NBC hours for mentoring any other teachers, the NBC Mentor Information Meeting will be waived.  You must put the email from the program confirming your assignment in the evidence section of the log.


    • Go to the mentor match-up form to see if there is a teacher at or near your school that you could mentor.  Some assignments require a credential-alike match, while others do not. Check to see if you are eligible to assist the specific teacher.
    • Some programs, such as induction or intern programs may require additional selection steps, such as an application to that program--see the special opportunities page for more information.
    • Match-ups for change of schools or under 5 years assigned at a school site.
    • ONE NBC mentor per mentee, unless supplementary support is pre-approved by the NBC office to provide mandated subject-alike support or same-school site support.

    Match-ups for provisional teachers and university interns are not finalized until confirmed by NBC Office staff.      

    The link will be provided once you complete the Mentor Availability Form   


    STEP 6:   MENTOR!

    Get to know your mentee and their credential status. Provide mentor support to the teachers you are working with based on their individual needs and the program they are in.


    STEP 7:   MENTOR LOG - Complete and submit monthly

    • Submit the Online Mentor Log by the 5th of every month—all task 1 Mentor categories. The link for the Online Mentor Log is posted in the Task 1 section of the guidelines page.
      • You will not print the monthly logs and submit them. You will submit the one-page summary of mentor hours in the evidence section of the log.
      • If you are officially assigned as the primary mentor for the TGI Program or DI Program, this is waived.  You must put the email from the program confirming your assignment in the evidence section of the log.
    • Have the mentee sign the hard copy log each month.
    • Follow all the guidelines for the specific programs for which you are mentoring.


    STEP 8:   MENTOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT—Task 8 (see guidelines for qualified pd)

    • Program Specific—check with the program for details (i.e. District Intern, Induction (TGI)
    • Teacher Support Program Coaching PD — Optional — see below for details


    STEP 9:   MENTOR LOG —Fall and/or Spring Log Submission

    • Include the hard copy log signed by the mentee each month in the log section.
    • Print the summary of online mentor hours to include in the evidence section--the link is in the Task 1 section of the Guidelines  (waived for TGI mentors)

    Filtering the spreadsheet for YOUR hours:

    • Find the column that is labeled Mentor Employee Number.
    • Locate your employee number
    • The spreadsheet should be in order by employee number.   If not, use the small arrow at the bottom right of the column title to sort a-z.   Copy the rows with your employee number and paste them on a word processing document.   Put your name and employee number at the top.   This is all you need for evidence. 


    Registration on MyPLN

    The LAUSD National Board Certified Coach Program is devoted to providing National Board Certified Teachers within the District with a foundation in research informing effective coaching practice and development of skills by applying the research to a variety of coaching situations.

    Our goal is to build a cadre of teachers who will have an impact on increasing student achievement through providing focused one-on-one and small-group support for teachers using evidence-based strategies and the instructional coaching process.  At its core, instructional coaching involves the classroom teacher and the coach examining practical strategies for engaging students and improving their learning through the identification and implementation of effective teaching skills.

    The emphasis of this series is on developing knowledge and skills that can be applied toward implementing effective coaching in a variety of different programs.

    Mentor Information Meeting

    Mandatory for all NBC Teachers reporting Task 1 hours. Information will be included in a newsletter when it is available.

    Information on types of permits and credentials teachers eligible for mentoring for NBC hours might have.  Basic information on requirements and goals for each.

    The TGI Mentor Orientation will meet this requirement if you are supporting only candidates from their program for Task 1.

    Teacher Growth Induction Program (TGI) Mentor

    • Application and Contact Information are on the Special Opportunities Page of the NBC Website


    Program-Specific Mentor Training

    Once you have been accepted as a mentor for a specific program (Provisional, University Intern, Induction),  your program contacts will share the expectations for their program, including mentor training.   

    General Guidelines for Mentor Series

    • You must be willing to serve as a mentor to a provisional, intern or induction candidate if needed.  
    • NBC Teachers are eligible to attend only ONE series of Mentor Training per year.  Registration for classes is on MyPLN.  The Mentor Information Meeting is mandatory each year.
    • The first session of each series is face-to-face and is a pre-requisite for continuing the online sessions.  The following sessions are online and can be completed at any time before the due date (the date that shows as the class date). 

    1.   Fundamentals of Mentoring             10  HOURS

    • 1 three hour Face to Face class  AND 6 three hour Online classes
    • Pre-requisite:  Willing to serve as a mentor

    2.   Special Topics in Mentoring          3 HOURS per session

    • Select from the available Special Topics in Mentoring Classes that you have not yet completed
    • Pre-requisite:  Fundamentals of Mentoring complete
      • eligible for 3 priority Special Topics Sessions in the same year Fundamentals of Coaching is completed
      • eligible for a maximum of 5 sessions each subsequent year