Scenario-Based Training and On-The-Job Support for Equitable Mentoring

Personalized Learning2 (PL2) is a professional mentoring platform created by researchers at Carnegie Mellon. Its goal is to improve workplace efficiency and utilize personalized learning to teach through situation-based instruction. PL2 combines both AI and mentor driven research training to help under-trained tutors with personalized learning. This platform includes social-emotional learning, math content and culturally responsive teaching practices to address the gap between historically marginalized students by training tutors to be more efficient and productive. PL2 offers a lower cost option for deliberate practice in order to increase impact and learning capacity of tutors.
Personalized Learning2 (PL2) is a mentor professional development platform designed to improve efficiency and workplace training through scenario-based instruction and personalized support. Combining research-driven mentor training with artificial intelligence (AI)-powered software, PL2 connects mentors, often under-trained tutors, to personalized resources with the click of a button. These curated resources cover a range of topics from social-emotional learning and math content to culturally responsive teaching practices.
PL2 is addressing the opportunity gap among marginalized students by recommending specific instructional supports and social-emotional resources based on student’s individual math performance and effort.
This work in progress showcases our recent development of the PL2 approach to mentoring in three ways. First, we highlight the key functions of the PL2 system. Second, we present recent research results determining the most effective competencies for successful mentorship. Last, in response to partner feedback on which mentor competencies are most needed, we detail the development of asynchronous, scenario-based lessons, housed within the PL2 platform for on-demand training. The use of human-computer teaming for on-the-job support offers a lower cost option for deliberate practice using scenario-based training to increase the impact and learning apacity of mentors in the workplace.
Tutor training, mentor training, scenario-based, equitable mentoring, adult learning, workplace training
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