Test: What is a Super Mentor?
Super Mentors are the backbone and leadership circle of the Webmaker community. Yet, we currently don't have formal support structures nor pathways describing what Super Mentors do and how to become one.
We'd like to have a community consultation about Webmaker Super Mentors.
In particular, we'll look at:
- the skills and experience that make a good Super Mentor (criteria)
- how one demonstrates they are a Super Mentor (evidence)
- the organizational and peer support needed to active, train and celebrate Super Mentors
Do: Here's how you can help
Read the findings about what is a Super Mentor.
- In general, there's was a lot of support for the skills, experiences and support we identified for Webmaker Super Mentors.
- Training, badging and decision making were key ways that people identified as good for Super Mentors.
- There is some discussion around:
- Web literacy. How much does a Super Mentor need to know? Do they need to know about tools beyond Webmaker, like Scratch, Arduino, etc.? Consensus seems that those are great to have, but not essential.
- Pedagogy. This term was a flashpoint. It resonated with some people and not others. It's been reframed now as Super Mentors are very knowledgeable and experienced in how people learn and strategies to teach skills to others.
- Recognition. We don't have a clear and good way to recognize Super Mentors. Profiles on webmaker.org didn't seem adequate or interesting to most.