Telementoring is a process that combines the proven practice of mentoring with the speed and ease of electronic communication, enabling busy professionals to make significant contributions to the academic lives of students. Through mentoring by industry professionals, a corporation helps students develop the skills and foundation to pursue their interests successfully and operate at their potential.
Although research shows that face-to-face mentoring programs can have a variety of positive impacts, many top professionals believe they simply don't have the time to make that kind of commitment. By spending about 30-45 minutes per week, mentors can help students achieve academic excellence and explore career and educational futures.
ITP staff encourages you to consider providing this resource for your teachers and students. The general steps to participate include:
1. Visit www.telementor.org to review successful ITP projects from students around the world.
2. Identify teachers who have project based learning experience and technology skills.
3. Develop ITP projects that meet and enrich existing education goals.
4. Ensure teachers and students have a solid connection to the Internet.
5. Determine whether students will be able to communicate 2-3 times per week with mentors.
6. Secure funding at $200 per student per project.
7. Contact ITP staff with your questions or comments.
Contact ITP staff to learn how to server students in your community.
Call Toll Free: 877-376-8053 (U.S. and Canada) or 970-481-9795, E-mail: email@example.com
David Neils - Founder and Director
Neils launched the International Telementor Program in 1995. Previously, Neils worked as a software developer for Hewlett-Packard. Through the ITP, Neils has made it possible for more than 44,000 youth to receive academic mentoring support from hundreds of professionals representing a variety of fields. Neils is a frequent speaker on the value of mentoring, as well as the school-to-work transition and purpose-driven education. Write to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Isaac Burson - Program Coordinator
Burson is an English teacher in the Bossier Public School System in Shreveport, La. and has served as program coordinator for the International Telementor Program since 1996. As the Program Coordinator for the ITP, Burson has worked with students, teachers and mentoring communities from Kansas, Ohio, Missouri, New York, California, Louisiana and Colorado and as far afield as Singapore, Australia, Italy, Canada and Germany. An expert in project-based learning, Burson has trained many teachers to leverage ITP mentoring resources. Write to: email@example.com
Kim Sharpe - ITP Communications and Corporate Relations Director
Kim is a committed communications professional with more than 25 years of experience developing and managing strategic work in the education and health fields. She’s expert at networking and building collaborative relationships between various entities to maximize efficiency and resources, and achieve desirable outcomes. Kim also is a dedicated, year-round bicycle commuter and healthy living champion.
ITP Volunteers - ITP Sponsor Companies
The International Telementor Program is fortunate to have hundreds of teachers, students, mentors and others who volunteer their time annually to improve the program and share the results with new communities. The ITP salutes these contributors who help continue to refine this program. Currently, the ITP receives support from a variety of mentor organizations, including: Merck, Sun Microsystems, Rotary International, HP, Edutopia, Thomson Reuters, MasterCard, Poudre Valley Health System and Agilent Technologies. Special acknowledgment goes to Kansas University Pathways to Success and Gear Up programs for additional support. Write to: firstname.lastname@example.org