OnEdMentors Connect

Welcome to the OEMConnect Community

OnEdMentors Connect is a community that supports 1:1 self-directed mentorship experiences as professional learning to strengthen teacher efficacy and impact student achievement.

OnEdMentors Connect is open to educators around the world who want to contribute to a vibrant community of professional learning.

OnEdMentors Connect is:

  • On your side
  • On your schedule
  • On top of what matters to you in education

We believe that every teacher deserves the opportunity to connect with the mentors they need to evolve their pedagogy and feel better equipped to teach their learners.

Our vision is to promote professional learning, teacher well-being, and efficacy to impact student achievement through self-directed mentorship relationships.

Our mission is to cultivate personalized 1:1 self-directed mentorship experiences between education professionals.

MENTORS

Mentors are passionate educators who have expertise in one or more content areas. Mentors are interested in teaching and learning with others to contribute to their professional and personal growth.

What You Get

Mentors get the opportunity to:

  • build a relationship with a new learning partner
  • share knowledge and experiences in ways that will contribute to another educator’s personal and professional growth
  • learn from your Mentee
  • find inspiration and support

OEMCONNECT MENTOR KIT 

What You Give

Mentors who register with OEMConnect are agreeing to be contacted by potential Mentees. If a mutually agreeable connection is made, Mentors connect with one or more Mentees to provide support as needed.

JOIN

If you are interested in joining the OEMConnect Community as a Mentor please complete the OEMConnect Community Mentor Application.

Following the receipt of your Application, we will schedule an OEMConnection Conversation to learn more about you, your work in education, your interest in OEMConnect, and the contributions you would like to make to this community.

Mentors who are invited to register for OEMConnect will then be directed to Digital Human Library (dHL) to complete the registration process. Detailed instructions will be provided.

Learn more about how you can PREPARE, GET OEMCONNECTED, SHARE & CELEBRATE your OEMConnect experience.

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MENTEES

Mentees are passionate educators who have identified a learning need and would like to connect with a Mentor. Mentees are interested in learning and teaching with others for professional and personal growth.

NOTE: Beginning September 27th, Mentees can get OEMConnected!

What You Get

Mentees get the opportunity to:

  • build a relationship with a new learning partner
  • share knowledge and experiences in ways that will contribute to another educator’s personal and professional growth
  • learn from your Mentor
  • find inspiration and support

OEMCONNECT MENTEE KIT 

What You Give

Mentees who register with OEMConnect are interested in connecting with potential Mentors for a conversation. If a mutually agreeable connection is made, Mentees connect with one or more Mentor(s) and prepare for the conversation.

JOIN

1. Your first step is to complete our Entrance Survey.

2. Next, please register as a TEACHER at Digital Human Library.

If you are already registered at Digital Human Library, you are all set! Search the Community below, and then log in to Digital Human Library to contact your chosen Mentor.

3. Now you are ready to SEARCH THE COMMUNITY below!

Learn more about how you can PREPARE, GET OEMCONNECTED, SHARE & CELEBRATE your OEMConnect experience.

Coming soon!

SEARCH THE COMMUNITY

1. Browse our incredible community of OEMConnect Mentors below, using the search fields designed to help you find your ideal match.

2. When you find your match, click on the Link to dHL profile underneath the heading CONNECT on the mentor’s profile. Clicking on this link will take to you the Digital Human Library website.

3. You will then be prompted to log in. Once logged in you will be redirected to the Mentor’s complete profile. You can now send that Mentor your introductory email by clicking on the purple email icon.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please email one Mentor at a time and wait for a response prior to contacting another Mentor.

MEET THE MENTORS!

A special thank you goes out to Jen Giffen (Super Awesome Member of the Universe and Digital Literacy Consultant) for leading us through the creation of our first #AwesomeTable

Questions

We are happy to answer questions from anyone curious about OnEdMentors Connect. Questions submitted here will help us improve the OnEdMentors Connect experience for Mentees and Mentors, and help us build our FAQs page.


History of OnEdMentors Connect

OnEdMentors Connect (OEMConnect) began in 2018 as a collaborative inquiry into the impact of a 1:1 self-directed mentorship experience on professional learning and student achievement. Through a phased approach, we discovered that OEMConnect is a community that supports 1:1 self-directed mentorship experiences as professional learning to strengthen teacher efficacy and impact student achievement.

Our goal remains fostering responsive, reciprocal and non-hierarchical relationships between Mentors and Mentees and among the community at large.


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