GOCSD's Beginning Teachers Assistance Program 2022-2023

BTAP District Registration

Guest Expert Program | Seated & Virtual | Paid

Register Your 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.

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.

Schedule

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.

The sessions for this course are designed to meet as many districts’ needs as possible in limiting or eliminating the use of substitute teachers.

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. and Crystal Sharp, VP at Commerce Bank.

Session 2

  • Format: Virtual Session

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

  • Time: 5:30-7 PM

Session 3

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

  • Date:

    • Modules available on September 12, 2022

    • Assignment due April 15, 2023

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

Session 5

  • Format: Virtual Session

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

  • Time: 5:30-7 PM

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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