Strategies for Mentoring Interns: Developing Qualified Professionals for the Future
Full course description
The vision rehabilitation field is experiencing a shortage of qualified professionals. This course was created to assist those tasked with overseeing the important final training step for a new Vision Impairment Rehabilitation Specialist. This course will guide you through an organizational and self-assessment to determine if you are ready and able to host an intern. It will be a guide for on-boarding and transitioning interns to independent instruction, provide strategies for giving instructional feedback, and a discussion of typical challenges for mentors and their solutions.
This course is available for 1-hour ACVREP and NBPCB credit.
Designed to walk you through all steps in the process and provide you with strategies and supports, the objectives of this course include:
- How to complete an organizational and self-assessment to determine if you are ready and able to host an intern
- How to use the interview process to select an intern that fits with your organization
- Considerations for on boarding and transitioning interns to independent instruction
- Strategies for providing instructional feedback
- Typical challenges and solutions
- Macintosh: VoiceOver (latest version for Safari)
- PC: JAWS and NVDA (latest version for Chrome)
- PC: JAWS and NVDA (latest version for Firefox)
Internet Explorer is not supported.
This course was developed by the National Research & Training Center on Blindness & Low Vision (NRTC) at Mississippi State University. We are the only national center funded to conduct research related to employment for people with blindness or low vision, and training and technical assistance for the federal Older Individuals who are Blind program. As a national center of excellence, we offer resources on a variety of topics for service providers, businesses, and persons with vision loss on our websites.
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