The National Education Association recognizes the vital role Education Support Professionals (ESPs) play in ensuring a great public school for every student. That's why, in ESPs: Supporting Our Own Through Peer Mentoring, we're providing you the tools and knowledge necessary to build your own unique ESP peer mentoring program. ESPs need professional support at all stages of their career. Through peer mentoring, ESPs can receive the specialized, targeted workplace preparation and support that empower ESPs in the workplace, advance their professional excellence, and build the education systems that all our students and members deserve.   ESPs: Supporting Our Own Through Peer Mentoring is a learning path of four online courses. After completing each course, you will automatically be enrolled in the next course in the learning path. Learner Types You may take the learning path as an individual or team learner. If you are an individual learner, take the learning path independently and at your own pace. If you are a team learner, take the learning path concurrently with your team members. Each team learner must enroll individually in the learning path. At the end of each learning path course, teams should meet to work together to complete the course team activity.​   Learning Objectives To enroll in this FREE learning path Click "Add to Cart" Log in or create an account Complete the purchase  Questions? Contact ESPMentoring@nea.org Read More

This course will introduce participants to the process of mentoring a new teacher. The participant will also review the four key themes of an effective classroom as defined by The Framework for Teaching Clusters © The Danielson Group, Inc..  Additionally, the participant will apply the learning by developing their plan for the initial conversation  with their mentee. Read More

When developing learning experiences for adults, it’s important to consider that adult learning needs differ from children’s. Adults have divided attention and divided time. They are best motivated when they see how professional development is relevant to their professional lives, and they are most engaged when they feel their personal contributions matter to the group.   Read More

In this course, you will assess the quality of access and opportunity in community and family partnerships, then create an action plan to increase family and community engagement in your school or district. Read More

In this independent study course, you will explore culture, culturally responsive teaching, and ideas about the meaning of relational and academic equity in your classroom. Read More

In this course, you will work with a team to identify root causes of problems and develop an organizing plan to address them.  Your team will work with key decision-makers to kick-start change. Read More

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