New CTE Teacher Mentor Program

As part of the Texas Education Agency’s ongoing effort to support new CTE teachers throughout the state, TEA is pleased to offer a two-day mentor training for existing CTE mentors and those who wish to become mentors. The training will take place on March 6-7, 2017, in Austin, Texas. 60 participants will be selected to attend the training.

The mentor training will explore important fundamentals of mentoring and will review the components of the CTE New Teacher Mentor Program. Some topics covered during the training include the following:

  • Stages of beginning teaching
  • Building trusting relationships
  • The Scaffolded Solutions® Framework
  • Benefits of cognitive coaching
  • Questioning strategies
  • Establishing rapport
  • The wisdom/evidence cycle
  • Use of Guided Dialogues
  • Meeting the diverse needs of new
  • CTE teachers
  • Coaching self-assessment
  • CTE New Teacher Mentor Program online communities

To apply for this training opportunity, please go to CTE Mentor Application or enter the following URL into your web browser:

Information from the application will be used to select mentors based on CTE experience, CTE cluster-specific expertise, mentoring experience, and regional location. In addition, the application data will be used for registration for the mentor training. All applications must be submitted by Friday, January 20, 2017.  Applicants who are selected for participation in the training will be notified by January 27, 2017.

Please note that participants will be responsible for travel, lodging, and food costs. Participants’ registration costs for the training will be covered. Hotel rooms have been reserved at the conference venue with a state rate of $158.00 per night for a single room. When training participants are selected, specific details about hotel accommodations and group rates will be provided.

Please feel free to forward this email to any individuals who might be interested in attending the CTE mentor training.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Caryn Cavanagh at