In the 1930s, a Swiss psychologist named Jean Piaget introduced the theory of cognitive development, explaining how children actively construct knowledge and meaning from their experiences. Piaget argued that this exploratory process was a critical component of authentic, lasting learning.
The Mentor Orientation will take place in early September. This year orientation will take place on September 2, 2019. Potential mentors will meet with the AER mentor coordinator and learn in greater detail about the AER program and the benefits of their role. It will be made clear the expectations of the mentor versus the expectations of the student. Due to the unique nature of this program, there will be a strong emphasis on professional standards and interactions with the students. Potential mentors will be made aware of the program timeline, project components and various milestones.
At the orientation, mentors will:
- Receive a copy of the AER Mentor Handbook
- Sign the AER Mentor Agreement
- Complete the fingerprinting process