Hands-On Educator Mentoring

Educators know that skills are developed over time, with new skills scaffolded on existing ones.

The Action Schools! BC hands-on mentoring program uses that approach to build the skills of classroom educators, supporting them to confidently incorporate  food literacy and physical literacy in their classrooms and schools.

The mentoring program provides  multiple sessions, where skilled mentors work with individual educators in their classroom/school to enhance their skills using up-to-date materials that reflect the new BC curriculum. Scroll down to learn more.

Mentoring is available to schools who have completed an action plan. Your school along with your Regional Development Coordinator will determine how educator mentoring can best support your school’s plan.

Physical Literacy Mentoring

Action Schools! BC Physical Literacy Mentoring supports elementary educators by:

  • Building their skills through coaching, facilitation, and job-embedded professional development;
  • Providing targeted support, guidance, and relevant tools/resources to implement the new Physical and Health Education curriculum;
  • Building their confidence and capacity to deliver quality physical education classes which support the development of physical literacy; and
  • Contributing to the professional learning community of their school.

Physical Literacy mentors meet face-to-face with the educator for a total of four 30-45 minute scheduled sessions; one planning session and three modelled learning experiences that develop fundamental movement skills.  

Food Literacy Mentoring

Action Schools! BC Food Literacy Mentoring aims to build the capacity of elementary educators and schools by:

  • Providing educators with enhanced teaching and learning strategies through the use of Instructional Examples;
  • Supporting school teams to take a whole school approach to food literacy within the school environment;
  • Linking schools with community food literacy resources and partners; and
  • Collaborating with schools and community partners to provide specialized resources, coaching, knowledge and hands-on skill development in food literacy.

Food Literacy mentors meet face-to-face with schools two times, addressing their Action Plan goals and objectives related to food literacy and healthy eating.