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Missouri Teacher Development System (Mtds)

Missouri Teacher Development System (MTDS)

Missouri Teacher Development System (MTDS) is a framework designed to support teacher learning and career development in alignment to the Missouri Educator Evaluation System and the Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS). The system was designed through collaborative partnerships between the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and Missouri's Regional Professional Development Centers (RPDCs). MTDS provides guidance for teachers and support for professional developers and trainers designing professional learning for teachers. Some MTDS programming is currently being offered through Missouri's RPDCs, who are continually working to expand MTDS aligned opportunities to meet the needs of teachers at every career level.

Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP)

Knowing that all new teachers are required to participate in a beginning teacher assistance program and working to support their mentors, the Southeast Regional Professional Development Center offers a series of trainings/workshops designed to meet the Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) and Mentoring standards. This series meets the initial professional certification (IPC) requirements of participating in a beginning teacher assistance program and aligns to the Missouri teacher standards.

Emerging I (BTAP) – Cohort 1

September 21, 2021 Meeting 1
October 19, 2021 Meeting 2 (With mentors - Mentors do not register. Principals also welcome.)
November 16, 2022 Meeting 3
February 15, 2022 Meeting 4 (With mentors - Mentors do not register. Principals also welcome.)
April 19, 2022 Meeting 5

Emerging I (BTAP) – Cohort 2

September 23, 2021 Meeting 1
October 19, 2021 Meeting 2 (With mentors - Mentors do not register. Principals also welcome.)
November 18, 2021 Meeting 3
February 15, 2022 Meeting 4 (With mentors - Mentors do not register. Principals also welcome.)
April 21, 2022 Meeting 5

Emerging II (BTAP 2) – Cohort 1

August 5-6, 2021 Statewide Kickoff Event with Mike Rutherford (Columbia, MO) - Separate registration
October 5, 2021 Regional Meeting 1                                                                                           
January 18, 2021 Regional Meeting 2
March 17, 2022 Regional Meeting 3
May 2, 2022 Regional Meeting 4

Emerging II (BTAP 2) – Cohort 2

August 5-6, 2021 Statewide Kickoff Event with Mike Rutherford (Columbia, MO) - Separate registration
October 7, 2021 Regional Meeting 1                                                                                         
January 20, 2021 Regional Meeting 2
March 21, 2022 Regional Meeting 3
May 4, 2022 Regional Meeting 4

Teacher Academy

Teacher Academy is a replication of the very successful Leadership Academy Program, which has been fundamental in providing professional growth for school leaders. The Academy focus is centered on student engagement, instructional strategies, and reflection on practices that align with the Missouri State Teacher Standards. Teacher Academy is designed to provide participants with an intellectually stimulating opportunity to learn new teaching strategies and collaborate with other highly committed teachers in their region and throughout the state.

Developing Level I: Teacher Academy

Application

September 15, 2021 Statewide Kickoff Meeting, Lodge of the Four Seasons in Lake Ozark, MO
October 20, 2021 Regional Training #1
November 10, 2021  Regional Training #2
December 8, 2021 Regional Training #3
January 27, 2022 Statewide Winter Meeting, Lodge of the Four Seasons in Lake Ozark, MO
February 9, 2022 Regional Training #4
March 25, 2022 Regional Training #5
April 11, 2022 Regional Training #6

Developing Level II: Teacher Academy Graduates

Application

November 11, 2021 Meeting 1                                                                                             
December 9, 2021 Meeting 2
January 13, 2022 Meeting 3
March 24, 2022 Meeting 4

Mastering: Mentoring

September 9, 2021 Meeting 1                                                                                  
October 19, 2021 Meeting 2 (with Emerging I beginning teachers)
Februrary 15, 2022 Meeting 3 (with Emerging I beginning teachers)
May 3, 2022 Meeting 4

Mastering: Professional Development Committee (PDC)

February 23, 2022 1st Offering                                                                                   
March 29, 2022 2nd Offering

Teacher Recruitment and Retention Grants

Information & Planning Sessions:
September 22, 2021
October 8, 2021
November 17, 2021

Useful Information

BTAP Guidelines
Mentoring Standards
Appendix A
Certification

Contact

Phone: 573-651-5161
Fax: 573-651-2380

Office/Department
920 Broadway St.
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
Staff Profiles