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Establish a Mentorship Program with the CL-150 Platform Posted by on Nov 12, 2020 in For Program Managers

If your language program uses the CL-150 Platform to support on-the-job sustainment, you’re familiar with the weekly lesson streams and integrated reporting capabilities that empower sustainers to take charge of their learning.

But how do you support sustainers who need more hands-on assistance?

Your program can take advantage of CL-150 instructor and class management features to establish a mentorship program that provides individualized support for anyone at risk of losing proficiency.

1. Match “at-risk” sustainers with a mentor.

Assessment scores and CL-150 reporting data make it clear which sustainers are succeeding and which are struggling—why not pair them up?

Teaching concepts to others is a great way to ensure you know the subject extremely well yourself. As they work together and identify weak points and gaps, the mentor can add their mentee to a CL-150 class, assign lessons, send messages, and run reports on the mentee’s activity and progress.

Get help using CL-150 class management features here.

2. Create custom lessons to address gaps and weak spots.

Mentors can use the Lesson Authoring tool to create and assign custom lessons to address specific topics or weak points.

These lessons can also be shared among your program’s mentors to avoid duplicating efforts. So, if one mentor creates a lesson focused on Russian declensions, any other mentor can use that lesson with their Russian mentees.

Get help using CL-150 Lesson Authoring here.

3. Track all activity in reports and iterate.

You’ll want to make sure you’re seeing a return on the time mentors are investing in their mentees. CL-150 reports can help you track activity and measure the return.

Mentors can create a reporting group of their mentees, where they can set hourly learning goals, track activity in real time, and run longer-term reports.

Program managers are in the loop too—all of the mentors’ groups can be organized under one “parent group” where you can see who is or isn’t meeting their learning goals.

Get help using CL-150 reporting capabilities here

Want to explore CL-150 features for instructors and program managers in more detail? Attend a new user orientation or request a custom orientation for your mentors.