AEI works with the Iowa Alliance for Arts Education to provide beginning art educators with mentors during their first and second years of teaching or if you are an experienced teacher who will be a first-year fine arts teacher.
By filling out this form you are taking a major step to ensure support for a great beginning teacher experience. This registration is to confirm that you are interested in being involved in the beginning teacher mentor program for 1st and 2nd-year arts educators.
CollaborationYou will be assigned a veteran teacher with whom you can communicate and collaborate visits. IAAE will cover the cost of two mentoring visits. Your mentor may visit you in your classroom or you may visit them. Mentoring partners are encouraged to connect and collaborate however you decide works best for you!
Professional InvolvementEach mentee is allotted up to $250 to cover cost of membership and attending our AEI conference during your first year of teaching visual arts. (You will pay for your registration and membership and then apply for reimbursement directly from IAAE.)
The purpose of this program is to improve the quality of arts education in Iowa through the mentoring assistance of beginning arts educators. It is intended to enhance the current state mentoring program by being discipline-specific for fine arts.
The Model of Excellence Mentor Program has been in existence for over ten years and serves fine arts educators from all fine arts disciplines including instrumental, music, dance, drama and visual arts.
If you know other fine arts educators who are new to the profession, please encourage them join the program. Visit the Iowa Alliance for Arts Education website for more information. https://iowaalliance4artsed.org/mentor/