e-Mentoring for Student Success provides online mentoring for beginning science teachers anytime, anywhere through flexible and accessible technology that is easy to learn and use. The eMSS network is designed to promote professional development through dialogue by providing trained mentors, online curriculum that focuses on science content and pedagogy, access to scientists to deepen content understanding, and leadership training for mentors and facilitators.
eMSS positively affects beginning teachers’ preparedness to teach by using an innovative, disciplinary, content-specific distance-delivery model that promises to reduce teacher attrition rates.
Horizon Research Evaluation conducted a study for the developer that found that beginning teachers reported feeling better prepared for basic teaching, teaching challenging courses, and management, after eMSS. (Full evaluation available from developer.)