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1. MTDS Emerging II (BTAP 2)

Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

Location: Park Central Office Building (ROOM 112) (Springfield, MO)

Audience: Any teacher who has completed their beginning teacher assistance program

Dates: 8/5/2021 to 5/4/2022

You made it through year one, but your learning never stops! Continue your growth as an emerging teacher!

This program offers continued support for early career teachers.

Emerging II begins with a statewide kick-off event featuring Mike Rutherford, author of The Artisan Teacher!. Participants will receive a copy of Mike's book "The Artisan Teacher".

Emerging II is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System and is open to any teacher who has completed a Beginning Teacher Assistance Program in Missouri.

This opportunity provides:

  • access to experts- Kick-off event with Mike Rutherford!
  • access to on-demand learning, including Mike Rutherford's MTDS series
  • consultant support
  • networking with other teachers
  • competency-based programming

Emerging II emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies

  • Differentiates to Meet Unique Student Needs

    Designs lesson variations to: (a) contanet; (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

**Scholarships Available** *Travel expenses are each district's responsibility*

2. MTDS Mastering: Mentoring First Year Teachers

Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

Location: Park Central Office Building (ROOM 112) (Springfield, MO)

Audience: Mentors; Master Teachers

Dates: 9/1/2021 to 5/5/2022

Closed
This program offers learning and support for mentor teachers.

Mastering: Mentoring is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System.

This opportunity provides:

  • coaching, observation, and feedback training and support.
  • consultant support
  • regional networking with other mentor teachers
  • opportunities to apply newly acquired skills with beginning teachers
  • competency-based programming

Mastering: Mentoring emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies

  • Professional: Communicates Professionally

    Develops and applies coaching conversation skills while mentoring aspiring/preparing/emerging teacher

  • Competencies Related to Coaching & Mentoring Teachers on:

    Building a Community: Accessing & Building Systemic Services and Supports

    Managing a Classroom: Manages Behavior, Creates & Manages a Learning Environment, Communicates Progress Toward Learning Goals

    Being a Professional: Supports School District Vision, Mission, & Goals

    Designing Instruction: Develops Research-Based Instruction

    Reflecting on Practice: Sets Growth Goals

Mastering: Mentor First Year Teachers is offered free for teachers who are mentoring a teacher enrolled in: MTDS Emerging I(BTAP)

3. MTDS Developing I: Teacher Academy

Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

Location: Park Central Office Building (ROOM 112) (Springfield, MO)

Dates: 9/15/2021 to 4/12/2022

This program offers support for mid-career teachers. Developing I begins with a statewide kick-off event featuring John Antonetti, author of 17,000 Classroom Visits Can't Be Wrong!

Developing I is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System (mo-mtds.net) and is open to any teacher who has:

  • completed at least three years of successful teaching
  • a strong desire for professional improvement

  • 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:

  • Community Builder: Works in a Community of Practice
  • Reflective Learner: Engages in On-Going Reflective Practice
  • Instructional Designer: Uses Data to Make Decisions
  • Facilitator of Student Thinking & Learning: Engages Students in Content​

  • Participation requires eight full days: a one-day fall statewide kickoff session held in September, a one-day winter statewide meeting held in January (Lodge of the Four Seasons @ Lake Osage), and six full days throughout the school year for regional meetings (Springfield).

    This opportunity provides:

  • access to experts- Kick-off event with John Antonetti!
  • a copy of John's book: 17,000 Classroom Visits Can't Be Wrong
  • consultant support
  • networking with other teachers
  • competency-based programming
  • Any transportation and lodging costs are each district's responsibility. **Scholarships are available.**

    4. MTDS Developing II: Teacher Academy Graduates (TAG)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (ROOM 112) (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 9/16/2021 to 4/12/2022

    This program offers support for mid-career teachers. Developing II begins with a statewide kick-off event featuring national expert John Antonetti!

    Developing II is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System (mo-mtds.net) and is open to any teacher who has:
    * completed Developing I: Teacher Academy
    * a strong desire for continuous professional improvement

    This opportunity provides:
    * access to experts: State Kick-off event with national expert John Antonetti
    * a copy John's book: Rigorous Task Design
    * consultant support
    * networking with other teachers
    * competency-based programming

    Developing II emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies
    * Reflective Learner: Engages in On-Going Reflective Practice
    * Instructional Designer: Develops Research-Based Instruction
    * Professional: Understands & Promotes the Profession

    This year-long cohort experience is designed to further develop the teacher's deep pedagogical practices and to practice the leadership skills that are part of being a true master teacher. Grads complete an action research project over the course of the year.

    Participation requires five total days: a one-day fall statewide kickoff session held in September and four regional meeting days held throughout the year.

    All transportation and lodging fees are the responsibility of the individual district. **Scholarships are available**

    5. MTDS: Regional Grant Information & Planning Sessions SW-Agency for Teaching Leading, and Learning

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Alumni Center, 300 S Jefferson, Springfield (Springfield, MO) [map]

    Audience: Teams from districts that might include superintendents, principals, grant writers, teachers, etc.

    Dates: 9/22/2021

    Closed
    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?
  • 6. MTDS Emerging I (BTAP)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (ROOM 112) (Springfield, MO)

    Audience: Beginning Teachers; Teachers; Mentors

    Dates: 9/24/2021 to 4/22/2022

    Beginning teachers are one of our greatest assets. Yet, 17% of teachers leave the career within the first five years (Gray et al., 2015). Effective professional development is a key factor of teacher retention (Podolsky et al., 2018).

    This program is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System Missouri Teacher Development System (mo-mtds.net).

    This opportunity provides:

    - networking with other new teachers and educational consultants

    - just-in-time learning (critical firsts)

    - awareness of the phases of a new teacher

    - relationship-building skills

    - on-demand learning, including videos by Mike Rutherford

    - a copy of Mike Rutherford's The Artisan Teacher

    Emerging I meets Missouri's BTAP certification requirements and emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies:

    -Builds Relationships & Culture: Creating *culturally responsive relationships built on trust and mutual *respect for all

    -Creates & Manages a Learning Environment: Implementing classroom layouts and organizational strategies to: (a) promote student interaction; (b) meet student needs and well-being; (c) minimize disruption; (d) allow teacher movement for monitoring student progress; (e) increase & manage student productivity; and (f) encourage self-directed student learning

    -Develops Research-Based Instruction Using *research-based *lesson planning models/practices to plan lessons that include: (a) lesson targets; (b) *activities, tasks, and/or experiences; (c) *research-based and/or *evidence-based strategies; and (d) methods for monitoring/communicating student progress towards meeting lesson target

    -Engages Students in Content Evaluating lessons to identify engaging qualities of work, higher level thinking, and high-yield instructional strategies

    **Scholarships are Available**

    7. MTDS: Regional Grant Information & Planning Sessions SW-Agency for Teaching Leading, and Learning

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Alumni Center, 300 S Jefferson, Springfield (Springfield, MO) [map]

    Audience: Teams from districts that might include superintendents, principals, grant writers, teachers, etc.

    Dates: 10/11/2021

    Closed
    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?
  • 8. MTDS: Regional Grant Information & Planning Sessions SW-Agency for Teaching Leading, and Learning

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Alumni Center, 300 S Jefferson, Springfield (Springfield, MO) [map]

    Audience: Teams from districts that might include superintendents, principals, grant writers, teachers, etc.

    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?
  • 9. MTDS Mastering: Professional Development Committee (PDC)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (ROOM 112) (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 2/4/2022

    This session is designed for members of professional development committees who want to provide powerful professional development opportunities for their schools and districts.

    Participants will:

    Understand the roles and responsibilities of effective Professional Development Committees (PDCs)

    Examine the relationship between student growth, educator evaluation and professional learning

    Explore the criteria for evaluating professional development; and, the appropriate budgeting of funds.

    Using Missouri Professional Learning Guidelines (rvsd 2013) and district and building goals, participants will draft or review their PDC Plan for the school year. This program is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System (mo-mtds.net) Suggested items to bring to aid in discussion: -Current PDC Plan -CSIP -Building school improvement goals -Needs assessment results (if available) -District/building focus areas for educator evaluation and teacher growth plans (if available)

    10. MTDS: Grow Your Own (GYO) Cohort SW-Agency for Teaching, Leading, and Learning

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (ROOM 112) (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 2/9/2022 to 4/14/2022

    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.