Grow and Succeed as an Educator
Peer Support: Educator Mentorship
Peer Support is a mentorship and leadership program for educators of Indigenous students. Indspire pairs educators from across Canada based on their professional learning goals and provides support online to this learning community through webinars, discussion forums, and other professional development tools.
Peer Support Overview Peer Support FAQS
The following are criteria for participation in the program as a mentor:
Mentees can be any of the following:
For both mentors and mentees, Indigenous ancestry is an asset but not a requirement; partners in Indigenous education are welcome to participate.
At Indspire, we have developed a framework for success to facilitate a positive collaborative relationship between participants. These are the steps that we ask you to follow.
An introduction will be made by email. Participants should initiate contact with each other within one month of receiving this email.
It will provide all of the information needed to guide a collaborative learning journey and establish a positive learning relationship.
Indspire’s K-12 Institute connects educators of Indigenous students with programs, resources, information, tools and a Professional Learning Community to improve educational outcomes and increase high school completion rates.
Communicate and collaborate with one another at least once per month. Choose specific dates and times to meet, whether it be by phone, Skype, in person, etc.
All mentors and mentees are required to watch the orientation webinar available on Indspire’s website and are expected to participate in at least two other monthly professional development webinars during the program.
Participants are expected to complete three surveys for the duration of the program. The first survey will be emailed within one month of the match, the second in the winter and final survey in the spring.
For more info, please contact us:
firstname.lastname@example.org | 1.855.INDSPIRE (463.7747) x020