GOCSD's Beginning Teachers Assistance Program 2022-2023

BTAP 2022-2023

Guest Expert Program | Hybrid | Paid

Welcome New Teachers!

GOCSD’s Beginning Teacher Assistance Program provides high quality learning and collaboration aligned with DESE’s teaching standards and indicators and BTAP requirements. Completion of this program meets Section 168-400, RSMo Supp.2015 and section 168.021.1 as a requirement of certification.

This page is to be used by those teachers whose districts have registered them to participate in our BTAP program. Read the details below and mark your calendars to plan to participate fully in all five sessions of your BTAP.

Session 1

  • Format: Seated Session

  • Date/Location: Choose one day to attend:

    • August 12th at Marshfield High School Library, 370 State Hwy DD, Marshfield, MO 65706

    • August 13th at Evangel University, Crusader Hall 115, 1111 N Glenstone Ave, Springfield, MO 65802

  • Time: 9-3 PM

  • Lunch: Provided. Sponsored by James Myers, Education Executive at the Titanic Museum.

  • Registration: Use the Register button to select the date and location that work for you.

Session 2

  • Format: Virtual Session

  • Date: Choose to participate either October 11th or October 12th.

  • Time: 5:30-7 PM

  • Registration: No registration is required. The link to connect will be emailed to all participants, and you can choose on which day to join.

  • Format: Self-paced, online module in GOCSD's Canvas site

  • Date:

    • Module available on September 12, 2022

    • Assignment due April 15, 2023

  • Registration: No registration is required. Participants were enrolled in the course at the start of the program.

Session 4

  • Format: Seated Session

  • Date/Location: Choose one day to attend:

    • January 2nd at Marshfield High School Library, 370 State Hwy DD, Marshfield, MO 65706

    • February 20th at Evangel University, Crusader Hall 115, 1111 N Glenstone Ave, Springfield, MO 65802

  • Time: 9-3 PM

  • Lunch: Provided

  • Registration: Use the Register button to select the date and location that work for you.

Session 5

  • Format: Virtual Session

  • Date: Choose to participate either March 14th or March 15th.

  • Time: 5:30-7 PM

  • Registration: No registration is required. The link to connect will be emailed to all participants, and you can choose on which day to join.

Description

During the sessions, teachers will be presented with best practices for classroom management, structure, time, space, and transitions. Teachers will receive facilitator led opportunities for dialogue regarding real-time issues in their classroom in order to problem solve and learn from one another. Embedded in the year-long training will be student engagement practices to increase effective instruction and student learning. Additionally, teachers will explore methods to incorporate more highly effective lesson plans in order to increase student achievement.

There will be no alternative make-up assignments for any of the sessions. It is our expectation that attendees fully participate in the program. This will require a commitment from each participating district, site administrator, and new teacher to plan ahead to prioritize the learning sessions chosen. Any extenuating circumstances will be addressed on an individual basis.

Facilitator

Dr. Tracey Hankins

Dr. Tracey Hankins

Dr. Tracey Hankins is a retired public school teacher, principal, and superintendent, serving Missouri school districts for 30 years.

In addition to her work in Missouri public schools, Dr. Hankins has taught for Missouri Baptist University, Lindenwood University, and Southwest Baptist University in the Education Departments at both the Masters in Educational Leadership and Specialist in Educational Leadership programs for over 15 years.

Since her retirement in 2018, Dr. Hankins has been working with the professional development of Missouri teachers. She believes in continuing education for educators to improve teaching and learning. She has a desire to share her enthusiasm and passion for teaching and for making a difference in the lives of children and in our future through her work.

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