Highly Effective Teaching & Leading | Seated & Virtual | Paid
This program is a mix of seated and virtual sessions, with some of the same sessions offered on multiple dates. It includes flexibility in sequence and choice of topics. Registration includes meals at seated sessions, materials, and a one year subscription to GOTeach, our quarterly newsletter for new teachers with tips and tools for classroom instructional strategies, and personal self-care for teachers.
If Districts have a new hire after the program has started for the current school year, they can still register them to begin participating in the program at its current point. The teacher will then make-up the missed session(s) by participating in those the following school year. This wrap around option will allow them to be program completers and receive the official documents needed for their next steps in certification. Your district will receive confirmation upon completion.
The initial experiences of new teachers are critical to both them and their students. Teaching is complex and therefore, collaboration and support is key for teacher retention and success!
The focus of this BTAP program is to build the capacity of your beginning teachers through year-long professional learning and on-going support tailored to their needs. This program will focus on the key elements of DESE’s beginning teacher program (BTAP):
Building relationships and a positive classroom culture
Creating and managing a learning environment
Effective lesson planning and Tier 1 Instruction
Completion of this program meets Section 168-400, RSMo Supp.2015 and section 168.021.1 as a requirement of certification.
The overarching goals are to develop each new teacher’s ability to:
Have instructional knowledge and agility in regards to highly effective Tier 1 Instruction
Become a reflective practitioner with the ability to self-reflect and collaborate with colleagues
This program will also acknowledge the personal side of starting a teaching career with ideas to support new hires through all the many stages and phases of the first year.
Teachers are required to participate in 2 seated sessions, one session in August and one session in January. Based on feedback, the Spring seated sessions are offered on an attendance day as well as a non-attendance day to accommodate each district’s sub needs.
Required: August 8th, 14th or 28th. Districts will select the date for their teachers when registering.
Time: 9-3 PM
Locations: Aug 8th in the Springfield area, location coming soon; 14th at Evangel University; 28th at Marshfield HS
Required: January 2nd or 15th
Time: 9-3 PM
Teachers are required to participate in 3 of the 5 virtual sessions listed below, but are invited to participate in all. Some virtual sessions will be offered both Fall and Spring and do not need to be taken in any particular order. Completion certificates will recognize which sessions the participant completed. All sessions will take place 4-5:30 PM.
October 10th or February 6th
November 14th or January 23rd
At the end of the school year there will be a celebration with awarding of certificates or Letters of Completion. The date and time of this celebration will be determined by each participating district.
As a part of our Foundations of Effective Teaching Series we are also offering the Supporting Beginning Teachers Community for principals & assistant principal, teachers, instructional & tech coaches, and mentors of new teachers.