Teacher Development Program

A Kern.Org Website

"Learn from each other and share resources to support others"


For Mentors // How We'll Support You

Your educational leadership is at the heart of the successful Teacher Training Program.

In our partnership with Mentor Teachers, we created this specialized Mentor Network as a convenient and supportive resource so that you and other Mentor Teachers can collaborate, confer, learn and expand your resources and knowledge.

Three Types of Support to Fit Your Needs

1) In Person

Our Program Staff is available to address any questions or concerns that you may have. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need assistance!

Tania Schalburg-Dykes
Program Coordinator
(661) 852-5667
Julie Laird
Mentor Lead
(661) 852-5671

Emily Walker
Project Facilitator
(661) 852-5666

2) Professional Development

Become a well trained Mentor and an Educational Leader.

3) Resource Library

Our resource library has a wealth of information that you will find helpful including web resources, professional articles, curriculum and e-modules.

Links to Professional Sites for Mentors

Teaching Circles
An amazing site full of ideas and resources for PreK-12 educators. Our Program Team has access to a purchased subscription. Contact Emily via e-mail at emwalker@kern.org for password.

California Teacher Corps
Learn about alternative routes to certification via California’s intern program. The right teacher makes all the difference!

Journals, Publications & Articles

Cal State Teach – Intern Regional Network Sponsored
A free website subscription to weekly emails for all stakeholders to focus on the teacher performance expectations that comprise the TPA tasks.

The IRIS Center
The IRIS Center is a national center that aims to provide high-quality resources for college and university faculty and professional development providers about students with disabilities. IRIS seeks to obtain this goal by providing free, online, interactive training enhancements that translate research about the education of students with disabilities into practice.

Pro Teacher Directory
This website provides teachers with articles and examples in all areas of teaching.  There are also free lesson plans, discussion groups, blogs and assessment tools.

Teachers Net Gazette
This website is a journal published by Harry Wong.  It provides educators current information in our field, articles by teachers, and exceptional information on classroom management.

Common Core Standards Initiative
Governors and state commissioners of education from 48 states, 2 territories and the District of Columbia committed to developing a common core of state standards in English-language arts and mathematics for grades K-12. This is a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO).