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Women in Education SIG: Empowering Through Mentorship: A Journey of Focus, Connection, and Commitment: 30 May

Women in Education SIG: Empowering Through Mentorship: A Journey of Focus, Connection, and Commitment: 30 May

Join us for the culminating session of our Mentoring Series with ECIS. Throughout the academic year, we’ve delved into the core elements of effective mentoring, exploring topics such as defining a mentoring culture, creating opportunities for growth, and understanding the power of mentorship. Now, in this final gathering, we’ll bring it all together. In this session, we will FOCUS on the overarching themes that have emerged from our journey together, reflecting on how these themes resonate with our personal experiences and within our school communities. Through facilitated discussions and activities, we will CONNECT these themes to our successes, challenges, and areas for potential growth, fostering deeper insights into the impact of mentoring. Finally, we will COMMIT to future actions, whether it be personal development goals or site-specific initiatives, as we collectively envision a path forward in our mentoring journeys.

Takeaways for Participants

1. Focus: Participants will clarify their understanding of the core themes of the mentoring series and identify areas of focus for continued growth and development.

2. Connect: Participants will establish connections between the themes explored throughout the series and their own experiences, fostering a deeper appreciation for the role of mentoring in personal and professional growth.

3. Commit: Participants will make concrete commitments to future work, growth, and planning, both on a personal level and within their school communities, to further integrate and leverage the power of mentorship.

Vickie Swann is an international educator who has worked with teachers, students, and families in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Throughout her career, she has held various roles, including teacher, instructional coach, principal, director of teaching and learning, and consultant. These diverse experiences have given her a deep understanding of the education system and how to make a positive impact on the lives of students and educators around the world. She is passionate about empowering others, environmental sustainability, advancing competency-based teaching and learning, and developing compassionate humans. Vickie is currently an instructional coach at the American School Foundation in Monterrey and a course facilitator at The Principal Training Center where she supports her local and greater communities in bringing the very best to each learner, every day, in every way.

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