This is an advanced level course ideal for mentors, coaches, directors, assistant directors, consultants and others who impact the work of early education teachers.

This 5 session, 16-hour course is focused on increasing skills to facilitate the professional growth of early childhood education teachers. It goes beyond instruction and guidance to address topics unique to adults including:

  • learning styles and developmental stages of adult learners,

  • coaching strategies,

  • analyzing assessment data and differentiated instruction,

  • effective classroom observations,

  • targeted mentoring,

  • the gradual release model of responsibility,

  • conducting classroom visits and giving feedback,

  • creating action plans and

  • reflective practices.

Contact us or call 817.831.2111 to receive course scope and sequence and notice of the next class before we publish online!

2023 Course Scope and Sequence

There is a 30-minute lunch break (on your own) during each class module meeting.

Session 1:
Saturday, June 10, 8:30am – 12:30pm, 4 training hours
Mentors: Who We Are & What We Do
Explore the mentor role, characteristics and different perspectives of the mentor lens.

Session 2:
Saturday, July 8, 8:30am – 12:30pm, 4 training hours
Mentor Model & Approaches
Discover the mentor model for working with teachers and the mentoring approaches to get the greatest results. Also, explore ideas for teacher self-assessments.

Session 3:
Virtual Self-Paced
Strength-Based Coaching & Facilitating Change
Examine ways to focus the mentoring visits on teacher strengths and facilitate lasting change in instructional practices.

Session 4:
Saturday, July 22, 8:30am – 12:30pm, 4 training hours

Classroom Visits with Focused Observations

Preparing for the visit is a key element of a mentoring role. Discuss observing classroom practices during classroom visits and initiating the coaching conversation.

Session 5:
Virtual Self-Paced

Reflective Practitioners

Asking the right questions can guide teachers in becoming reflective in their daily instruction. Explore closing the visit and developing the action plan.

Total Class Hours: 16

All class sessions will meet in person at the Camp Fire Offices in Fort Worth.

Camp Fire First Texas
2700 Meacham Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 76137


$525 if paid in-full
pay as you go for $90/class (for a total cost of $540)