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1. 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.

2. 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.**

    3. MTDS Developing I: Teacher Academy

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

    Audience: This program is for teachers with at least 3 years of full-time classroom experience. Application is required and may be obtained from Kat Nicolaus. Please email your request to nicolausk@umkc.edu.

    Dates: 9/15/2021 to 4/21/2022

    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 includes 2 full-day statewide meetings with other Teacher Academy Fellow from across the state, one in September and one in January, These meetings are held at Lake of the Ozarks and are facilitated by noted researcher and author John Antonetti. All participants receive a complimentary copy of his book, "17,000 Classroom Visits Can't Be Wrong.

    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 I: Teacher Academy

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

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

    Dates: 9/15/2021 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.

    5. MTDS Developing I: Teacher Academy

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

    Location: 1 Southeast Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Cape Girardeau, MO) [map]

    Dates: 9/15/2021 to 4/11/2022

    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: a)completed a Beginning Teacher Assistance Program in MO; b)completed at least 3 years of successful teaching; and c)a strong desire for professional improvement.

    This opportunity provides: access to experts (State Kick-off event with national expert John Antonetti); a copy John's book: 17,000 Classroom Visits Can't Be Wrong; access to on-demand learning modules to enrich teacher learning anywhere & anytime; consultant support; networking with other teachers; and competency-based programming.

    Developing I emphasizes these MTDS Competencies: Community Builder-Works in a Community of Practice (Shares innovative practices and revisions to instruction obtained from conducting action research and the use of emerging research within a community of practice); Reflective Learner-Engages in Ongoing 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-Uses Data to Make Decisions (Designs and adjusts lessons &/or learning goals in response to ongoing analysis of student needs based on multiple sources of data to meet individual learning needs and promote student progress); and Facilitator of Student Thinking & Learning-Engages Students in Content (Facilitates learning experiences that combine engaging qualities of work, higher level thinking, and high-yield instructional strategies to engage students intellectually, academically, &/or emotionally in content and in advancing their own learning.

    Teachers must complete the APPLICATION process before registering.

    6. MTDS Developing I: Teacher Academy

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 TBA in the NE RPDC Region (Kirksville, MO)

    Dates: 9/15/2021 to 5/1/2022

    DATES: Wednesday-September 15, October, November, December TBD, 2021; Thursday-January 27, February & March & May TBD, 2022

    TIME: TBD

    LOCATION: September & January (state-wide) - Lake of the Ozarks; remaining - TBD

    COST: $500* per participant - scholarships available
    *In addition, any travel expenses &/or substitutes will be the responsibility of the school district or individual.

    This program offers support for mid-career teachers. Developing I's state-wide kick-off event features John Antonetti, author of 17,000 Classroom Visits Can't Be Wrong!

    Developing I: Teacher Academy is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System (MTDS) [mo-mtds.net] and is open to any teacher who has--
    >completed at least three years of successful teaching; and
    >has a strong desire for professional improvement.

    Teacher 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; and
    Facilitator of Student Thinking & Learning: Engages Students in Content.

    Participation requires eight full days: a one-day fall state-wide kick-off session in September, a one-day winter state-wide meeting in January, and six full days throughout the school year for regional meetings.

    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: Strategies That Engage Students, Promote Learning, and Boost Achievement;
    >consultant support;
    >networking with other teachers; and
    >competency-based programming.

    7. 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.

    8. MTDS Developing II: Teacher Academy Graduates

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

    Dates: 9/16/2021 to 3/17/2022

    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 by September 16, 2021.

    9. 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 3/15/2022

    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**

    10. MTDS Developing II: Teacher Academy Graduates

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

    Dates: 9/16/2021 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

    11. MTDS Developing II: Teacher Academy Graduates

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 TBA in the NE RPDC Region (Kirksville, MO)

    Audience: Those who have completed Teachers' Academy and have a commitment to sustained professional growth

    Dates: 9/16/2021 to 5/1/2022

    DATES: Thursday-September 16, November & December TBD, 2021; January, March, & May TBD, 2022

    TIME: TBD

    LOCATION: September (state-wide) - Lake of the Ozarks; remaining - TBD

    COST: $350* per participant - scholarships available.
    *In addition, any travel expenses &/or substitutes will be the responsibility of the school district or individual.

    This program offers support for mid-career teachers. Developing II's state-wide kick-off event features national expert John Antonetti, author of Rigorous Task Design!

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

    Developing II emphasizes the following MTDS competencies:
    Reflective Learner: Engages in On-Going Reflective Practice;
    Instructional Designer: Uses Data to Make Decisions; and
    Professional: Understands & Promotes the Profession.

    Teacher Academy Graduates is a year-long cohort experience designed to further develop deep pedagogical practices and to practice the leadership skills that are part of being a true master teacher. Participants will complete an action research project over the course of the year.

    This opportunity provides--
    >access to experts - Kick-off event with John Antonetti;
    >a copy of John's book: Rigorous Task Design;
    >consultant support;
    >networking with other teachers; and
    >competency-based programming.

    Participation requires a one-day fall state-wide kick-off session in September and five days throughout the school year for regional meetings.

    12. MTDS Developing I: Teacher Academy

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 S&T PCRMC Annex E101 Seminar Room (Rolla, MO) [map]

    Audience: Classroom teachers and instructional coaches with 3 years of experience

    Dates: 10/15/2021 to 4/15/2022

    There are 6 regional meetings.

  • October 15, 2021
  • November 19, 2021
  • December 10, 2021
  • February 18, 2022
  • March 18, 2022
  • April 15, 2022

    There are 2 statewide meetings. You must register for these dates separately:

  • September 15, 2021
  • January 27, 2022

    Join the South Central Teacher Academy cohort and begin a year-long journey of learning and collaboration. This outstanding opportunity will focus on student engagement, instructional strategies, and selecting high-impact teaching practices. We believe you will leave each meeting eager to implement new learning and perspectives in your own classroom. Application information is posted on our website at rpdc.mst.edu.

    If you are attending a workshop for which you have not registered, a late fee will be applied.

    Lunch will be provided. Please notify us of any dietary restrictions at least seven days in advance.

    Scholarship money will be available. Registration fee of $180 is for all dates.

    Face coverings are recommended if you are NOT fully vaccinated.
  • 13. MTDS Developing II: Teacher Academy Graduates

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5 To Be Determined (To Be Determined, MO)

    Audience: Past Teacher Academy Participants

    Dates: 11/9/2021 to 3/21/2022

    Teacher Academy Graduates is intended for teachers who have completed the Teacher Academy program and want to continue to build on that experience. TAG begins with a statewide kick-off featuring national expert John Antonetti as it allows participants to continue to deepen knowledge gained from Developing I: Teacher Academy. Attendees will attend four regional meetings to acquire approaches for implementation of successful research-based strategies when working with a group of students and/or peers.

    MTDS Competencies addressed:
    * Reflective Learner: Engages in On-going Reflective Practice
    * Instructional Designer: Develops Research-Based Instruction * Professional: Understands and Promotes the Profession

    The State meeting is facilitated by John Antonetti, noted researcher and author. All participants receive a complimentary copy of his book, "Powerful Task Design.”

    Regional Meetings
    November 9
    December 7
    January 12
    March 21

    State Meeting (You must register separately)
    September 16

    Lunch included. Tuition, transportation, and substitutes will be the responsibility of the school or individual. Partial Scholarships are available
    Optional graduate credit is available

    14. MTDS Developing II: Teacher Academy Graduates (TAG) SOUTHEAST

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

    Location: 1 Southeast Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Cape Girardeau, MO) [map]

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

    New
    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 of 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.

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

    15. MTDS Developing II: Teacher Academy Graduates

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 S&T PCRMC Annex E101 Seminar Room (Rolla, MO) [map]

    Audience: A teacher who has attended Teacher Academy

    Dates: 11/12/2021 to 3/17/2022

    There are 4 regional meetings.

  • November 12, 2021
  • December 3, 2021
  • January 21, 2022
  • March 17, 2022

    There is 1 statewide meeting. You must register for this date separately:

  • September 16, 2021

    Teacher Academy Graduates, you spent a year with select teachers from our region who wanted to develop their instructional practice, leadership skills, and knowledge by attending Teacher Academy. Continue to grow as a teacher leader and return for a second year! Author and researcher John Antonetti will kick off the academy with a State Teacher Academy Grads training and continue work with "17,000 Classroom Visits Can't Be Wrong".

    Who qualifies for Grads? A teacher who has attended Teacher Academy, is committed to sustained professional growth, and who desires to continue that growth with a cadre of teachers dedicated to improving student learning. Come on back for another year! Application information is posted on our website at rpdc.mst.edu.

    If you are attending a workshop for which you have not registered, a late fee will be applied.

    Lunch will be provided. Please notify us of any dietary restrictions at least seven days in advance.

    Scholarship money will be available. Registration fee of $120 is for all dates.

    Face coverings are recommended if you are NOT fully vaccinated.