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MTDS Teacher Academy Graduates

Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

Dates: 9/22/2022 to 4/27/2023


This program offers support for mid-career teachers.

MTDS Teacher Academy Graduates is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System and is open to any teacher who has:

-completed MTDS Teacher Academy

-a strong desire for continuous professional improvement

This opportunity provides:

-State event with national expert, John Antonetti

-a copy of John's book: Powerful Task Design

-consultant support

-networking with other teachers

-competency-based programming

MTDS Teacher Academy Graduates 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)