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1. MTDS Emerging II - Beginning Teacher Assistance Program II

Program: RPDC - Central

Audience: 2nd Year Teachers who have completed 1st year Beginning Teachers

Dates: 8/5/2021 to 4/20/2022

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.

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". Participants will receive a copy of this book.

Emerging II is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System (MTDS) [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- 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)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

You must register separately for the Statewide meetings on August 5 & 6, 2021.

Lunch provided.

2. MTDS: Regional Grant Information & Planning

Program: RPDC - Central

Location: 9 Central RPDC (Warrensburg, MO) [map]

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

Dates: 9/3/2021

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?

3. MTDS Mastering - Mentoring of Beginning Teachers

Program: RPDC - Central

Location: 9 UCM University Union (Warrensburg, MO) [map]

Audience: Mentoring Teachers

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

For Mentors of Beginning teachers in the BTAP 1 Program

This program offers learning and support for mentor teachers.

Mastering: Mentoring is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System (mo-mtds.net).

This opportunity provides:

Coaching, observation, and feedback training and support
Consultant support
Networking with other mentor teachers
Opportunities to apply newly acquired skills with beginning teachers
Competency-based programming

Mastering: Mentoring emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies:

I. Professional: Communicates Professionally; Develops and applies coaching conversation skills while mentoring aspiring/preparing/emerging teacher

II. 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

Lunch Provided

4. MTDS Developing I - Teacher Academy

Program: RPDC - Central

Location: 9 UCM University Union (Warrensburg, MO) [map]

Audience: A current classroom teacher with 3 years of classroom experience - A teacher with demonstrated classroom effectiveness - A teacher with a commitment to sustained professional growth

Dates: 9/15/2021 to 5/11/2022

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 includes monthly regional meetings August to May and two Statewide meetings in September and January. 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.”

You must register separately for the Statewide meetings in September and January.

Scholarships are available.

Lunch will be provided.

5. MTDS Developing II - Teacher Academy Graduates

Program: RPDC - Central

Location: 9 UCM University Union (Warrensburg, MO) [map]

Audience: Previous Participants of Teachers Academy

Dates: 9/16/2021 to 4/5/2022

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 (Reflects on, in, and for practice, focusing on: (a) directing future instruction by reflecting; and (b) monitoring progress, evaluating results, and adjusting instruction based on the use of action research and student growth data)

-Instructional Designer: Develops Research-Based Instruction (Develops innovative instruction based on conducting and using action research that: (a) emphasizes essential concepts of content; (b) uses supplementary primary sources; (c) connects to student experience and culture; (d) meets the unique needs of diverse learners; and/or promotes student inquiry and interdisciplinary approaches)

-Professional: Understands & Promotes the Profession (Gains awareness of the larger professional community, including regional, state, national, and global professional educational communities and governmental bodies that impact the profession; and revises personal philosophy of teaching)

You must register separately for the Statewide meeting on September 16, 2021.

Lunch provided.

6. MTDS Emerging I - Beginning Teacher Assistance Program I

Program: RPDC - Central

Location: 9 UCM University Union (Warrensburg, MO) [map]

Audience: 1st Year Teachers

Dates: 9/23/2021 to 5/4/2022

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.

Lunch Provided.

7. MTDS: Regional Grant Information & Planning

Program: RPDC - Central

Location: 9 Central RPDC (Warrensburg, MO) [map]

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

Dates: 10/1/2021

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?

8. MTDS: Regional Grant Information & Planning

Program: RPDC - Central

Location: 9 Central RPDC (Warrensburg, MO) [map]

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

Dates: 11/9/2021

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: Grow Your Own (GYO) Cohort

Program: RPDC - Central

Location: 9 Central RPDC (Warrensburg, MO) [map]

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

Dates: 2/9/2022 to 4/13/2022

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.