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Peer to Peer Mentorship Program

Supporting growth between peers

The Werklund Mentorship Program provides mentorship opportunities for students in our Bachelor of Education Program. The Peer to Peer Program connects students from across the years so they can support each other, share resources, and meet new people!

As a participant in the program, you will...

  • Use individualized supports to help you connect, navigate, and progress as a pre-service teacher
  • Develop lasting connections to peers as part of your broader professional network
  • Develop your leadership skills and development capacity
  • Support your fellow teachers as they navigate their coursework and moving through their degree program

Program participation is recognized by the Werklund School of Education and is part of the overall Experiential Learning programs.

What's Involved

1: Register

Use the "Register Here" button below to access the Mentorlink platform. Once on the platform, click the green "Join Program" button to access the Werklund-specific Mentorship Program.

Answer a few questions about what interests you, and what you hope to gain from mentoring. This helps us match you with people with similar teaching areas and interests.

2: We Match You

Our team will match and group students through the Mentorlink platform. Groups can use the communication tools availble through Mentorlink to get to know each other. There are also additional resources available to groups on Mentorlink.

3: Get Connected

Senior year students will initiate communication once the group has been set up. Groups determine how and when to connect - usually once per month. Communication is key to successful connection and mentorship.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Apply a variety of facilitation strategies to encourage discussion, generate ideas, and build consensus
  • Apply a variety of leadership strategies to develop meaningful relationships with the program and its participants
  • Apply a variety of mentorship strategies to support mentees’ personal, social, and academic goals
  • Articulate how specific experiences contribute to their growth as an educator
  • Evaluate successes and setbacks as part of ongoing professional development
  • Navigate new challenges as an educator with the support and guidance of a mentor in a similar field
  • Share and receive knowledge regarding teacher education and teaching practice

Important Dates

2024 - 2025 Timeline

Program Runs: October 2024 to March 2025

Mentee & Mentor Applications: On-going throughout Fall 2024

Matches Announced: Early October

Check-In Survey: Early December

Program Wrap-Up: Late February

2025 - 2026 Timeline

Program Runs: October to March

Mentee & Mentor Applications Due: On-going throughout Fall 2025

First Round Matches Announced: Early October 

Check-In Survey: Early December

Program Wrap-Up: Late February

Experiential Learning Check-In & Reflection Opportunities

All participants in Experiential Learning programs are welcome and encouraged to attend at least two of the check-in & reflection sessions below as part of their program. Reflection is an incredibly important part of experiential learning. It encourages students to consider their experience so far and to adjusted as needed as they go forward through the rest of their program, or into the next step of their career.

Fall Check-In & Reflection Sessions

  • Tuesday, October 15, 2024: 9:30 am (Zoom)
  • Monday, October 21, 2024: 2:30 pm (in-person)
  • Tuesday, October 29, 2024: 5:00 pm (Zoom)
  • Monday, November 4, 2024: 9:30 am (Zoom)
  • Tuesday, November 19, 2024: 12:00 pm (Zoom)
  • Friday, November 29, 2024: 9:30 am (in-person)
  • Tuesday, December 10, 2024: 5:00 pm (Zoom)
  • Thursday, December 12, 2024: 9:30 am (in-person)

Winter Check-In & Reflection Sessions

  • Monday, January 20, 2025: 9:30 am (in-person)
  • Monday, January 20, 2025: 2:30 pm (Zoom)
  • Thursday, January 30, 2025: 9:00 am (in-person)
  • Monday, February 3, 2025: 9:30 am (in-person)
  • Tuesday, February 4, 2025: 12:00 pm (Zoom)
  • Thursday, February 20, 2025: 1:30 pm (Zoom)
  • Tuesday, March 4, 2025: 5:00 pm (Zoom)

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Join the Peer to Peer Mentorship Program!

Register here!

Questions? Connect with us!

Being a mentor with the Peer to Peer Mentorship Program has helped me to develop skills and confidence as a leader. It was awesome to share experiences and learn with my mentee, all while building our friendship!

Gemma, Peer Mentor

As a mentor in this program, I have appreciated the opportunity to share my learning and experiences with a peer in a way that is flexible and low-stakes. I am glad that I have been able to share advice that would have been helpful to me in my first year and answer questions in a way that is meaningful and useful to my mentee.

Chelsea, Peer Mentor