In order to further assist the young Fine Arts teachers in Iowa during COVID-19 closures, the IAAE Mentor Program is providing virtual mentor visits. These visits can take place using phone calls, Zoom, Google Hangout, Skype, Facetime, or GoToMeeting. The virtual visits will be in addition to the normal on-site mentor visits.
The Model of Excellence Mentor Program has been in existence for over 10 years. This program focuses on mentorship for beginning arts teachers. It is administered through the Iowa Alliance for Arts Education and funded by the Iowa legislature and matching grants.