Category Archives: New Teachers

Mentor Opportunities

Whether in a formal mentor role, or just being the experienced ‘go-to’ teacher for new teachers , effective mentoring means having a set of skills to help support and grow new teacher capacity, and is an important form of teacher leadership.

OSPI in partnership with local Educational Service Districts is offering opportunities to develop the knowledge and skills to become an effective mentor, and to tune-up previously learned mentoring skills. To find out about events in your area, and to register, visit OSPI’s page on Beginning Educator Support Team.

Clock Hour Information

CSTP is a Washington State approved clock hour provider. We not only provide clock hours to participants at all CSTP-hosted events lasting at least three hours, but can also be the clock hour provider for other training opportunities, book studies and other events for a group of teachers, in schools and districts or for organizations.

If you want CSTP to provide clock hours, you will need to complete the clock hour form  and submit it to CSTP. Participants must sign in each day of a multi-day training/event on a clock hour sign-up form. CSTP will also administer an evaluation form to participants following a training / event, as required by law. Once a year in mid-August, transcripts are printed and mailed to the home mailing address listed on the clock hour registration form. Requests for an additional “Official Transcript” will come with a fee of $5 to cover administrative costs.

Contact CSTP’s clock hour guru, Cindy Kleinfelter via email ( if you have questions or need more information.