For references on mentoring and the importance of teaching communities and Networks, please visit the Kinderchat Wiki Library links under "Professional Development"
For research specifically mentioning Kinderchat, please see this chapter "Virtual Mentors: Embracing Social Media in Teacher Preparation Programs" by MariaLice Curran and Regina G. Chatel as published in "Pedagogical Applications and Social Effects of Mobile Technology Integration"
While we have done some mentoring in the past on Kinderchat, we'd like to make it a more formal operation this year. That said, we'd like to introduce Claire Lowry (@clairewiththere) as our Mentoring Program Coordinator!
We are so excited about launching this new program and we look forward to working with everyone!