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1. MTDS Emerging I (BTAP)

Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

Location: University of Missouri - Columbia (Columbia, MO)

Dates: 10/18/2021 to 4/14/2022

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Beginning teachers are one of our greatest assets. Yet, 17% of teachers leave the career within the first five years (Gray et al., 2015). Research shows effective professional development is a key factor of teacher retention (Podolsky et al., 2018; Garcia & Weiss, 2019e), a collaborative community of learners can help teachers transition from their role as a student to that of teacher (Garcia & Weiss, 2019e). This program is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System (mo-mtds.net), which is an on-going system of learning for Missouri teachers. Limited participation scholarships are available to registered participants.

2. MTDS Emerging II (BTAP 2)

Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

Location: 223 Townsend Hall, Univ of MO-Columbia (Columbia, MO)

Dates: 10/19/2021 to 3/15/2022

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This program offers continued support for early career teachers, and to celebrate the completion of a successful first year of teaching, Emerging II begins with a statewide kick-off event featuring Mike Rutherford, author of The Artisan Teacher! Emerging II is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System (mo-mtds.net) and is open to any teacher who has completed a Beginning Teacher Assistance Program in Missouri. This opportunity provides: access to experts - State Kick-off event with Mike Rutherford, author of The Artisan Teacher; on-demand learning, including Mike Rutherford's MTDS series; consultant support; networking with other teachers; and competency-based programming Emerging II emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies: differentiates to Meet Unique Student Needs Designs lesson variations to (a) content; (b) process; (c) product; and/or (d) environment based on *analysis of student needs; Plans Student Progress Monitoring; Plans formal and informal *assessment strategies and *documentation structures to check and record understanding of lesson targets during instruction; Works in a Community of Practice; Participates in a *community of practice to share evidence of effectiveness and progress towards curricular goals, plan curricular revisions, and discuss meeting student needs. Limited scholarships available to participants.

3. MTDS Developing I: Teacher Academy

Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

Location: To Be Announced (To Be Announced, MO)

Dates: 10/25/2021 to 4/20/2022

The Academy is a year-long cohort experience, providing an opportunity to network with teachers across our region and state. Work will focus on state-approved competencies which include topics such as student engagement, instructional strategies, and reflection on practices - all aligned with the Missouri State Teacher Standards. Fellows will complete a personal project which involves action research. Participation requires 6 days spread across the school year for regional meetings, a one-day fall statewide kickoff session held in September, and a one-day winter statewide meeting held in January. Statewide meetings are usually held at Lake of the Ozarks. State meetings are facilitated by John Antonetti, noted researcher and author. All participants receive a complimentary copy of his book, "17,000 Classroom Visits Can't Be Wrong.” Tuition, transportation, food, and substitutes will be the responsibility of the school or individual. Scholarships are available until they run out, so apply early. The criteria for becoming a Teacher Academy participant include: A current classroom teacher with at least three years of classroom experience; A teacher with demonstrated classroom effectiveness; and A teacher with a commitment to sustained professional growth.

4. MTDS: Regional Grant Information & Planning Sessions

Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

Location: University of Missouri - Columbia (Columbia, MO)

Dates: 11/16/2021

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is offering Teacher Recruitment and Retention Grants from the state's allocation of the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds to address teacher recruitment and retention. The Missouri Teacher Development System (mo-mtds.net) Teacher Development Specialists (TDS) within Missouri's RPDC network are hosting sessions this fall to support grant applicants with planning and submission support. Regional information and planning sessions include: Grant Information Why are the grants being offered? What do we need to know about the grants? Grant Planning How do we write a grant plan? What should we include in our grant plans? Grant Resources What technical assistance is available to support these grants? Who can help us implement the grants?

5. MTDS Developing II: Teacher Academy Graduates

Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

Dates: 11/18/2021 to 3/24/2022

The Missouri Teacher Academy Graduates program allows participants to continue to deepen knowledge gained from the Teacher Academy program. It is a natural progression to building lead teachers for your school district. Attendees continue to acquire research-based best practices aligned to the Missouri Learning Standards and Missouri State Teacher Standards. Participation requires four release days for regional meetings and one Statewide Kickoff Meeting in September. John Antonetti will be the trainer for the statewide kickoff. Tuition, travel expenses (including hotel at the Statewide meetings), and substitutes will be the responsibility of the school or individual. Prerequisite: Completion of Teacher's Academy

6. MTDS: Grow Your Own (GYO) Cohort

Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

Location: MOREnet Conference Room, Stadium Shoppes (Columbia, MO)

Dates: 1/31/2022 to 4/11/2022

These cohorts are designed as active collaborative regional cohorts to connect district GYO program designers/facilitators across the region and to promote resource/information sharing. They support the implementation of GYO teacher recruitment programs in all Missouri school districts and charter schools. Your regional MTDS (mo-mtds.net) Teacher Development Specialist (TDS) will be hosting and facilitating cohort gatherings. Guest speakers and additional learning opportunities will be organized to meet cohort needs. On-going technical assistance and guidance for the DESE Recruitment Grant will be provided by your MTDS TDS.

7. MTDS Mastering: Mentoring

Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

Location: University of Missouri - Columbia (Columbia,, MO)

Dates: 2/15/2022 to 5/2/2022

This experience provides practical application of mentoring/coaching skills within a mentor/mentee cohort with access to on-demand learning, including materials created by Mike Rutherford, the author of The Artisan Teacher. This program is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System (MTDS) Mastering I: Mentoring emphasizes developing mentoring and coaching skills of the mentor and focuses on the MTDS Competencies: Mentors will learn the qualities of a good mentor/mentee program. September 20 and February 15 will be with your mentee