More Professional Development

Missouri NEA has a complete program for professional and personal growth. Download brochure >>
Contact MNEA Teaching & Learning at (800) 392-0236. We are ready to assist you in understanding and applying information in the following areas:

  • Professional Development Committee Training
  • Missouri Model Teacher Evaluation System
  • Mentoring New Teachers
  • Special-Education Law
  • Working Effectively with Paraprofessionals
  • National Board Certification
  • School Finance
  • Bullying and Sexual Harassment
  • Interest-Based Bargaining
  • Successful Parent/Teacher Conferences  
  • Conference & Workshops

MNEA Professional Development Opportunities

Especially for Beginning Teachers

  • Beginning Teacher Assistance Program – “I Can Do It”
  • Tuition Grant
  • Beginning Teacher Listserv
  • "Start Smart" A Beginning Teacher Handbook – A handbook of resources and information targeted to beginning teachers and their experiences. To get a copy of the MNEA Start Smart, contact your regional MNEA office or log in MNEA Members Only to download a pdf version.
  • Missouri Mentoring Program – Participate in a field-tested program that gets at the heart of an effective mentor/beginning-teacher relationship. This program provides a comprehensive look at the role of mentors in supporting new teachers.

Contact Ann Jarrett at (800) 392-0236 for more information on any of the programs listed.


Online Classes and Training


  • Professional Learning Academy (varies)
    Online courses through Drake University for graduate credit, continuing education units or license renewal. 

  • On-Demand Trainings: Faith and Public Schools, Free Speech for Education Employees, Technology, Social Media, and Your Job, ESP Legal Rights, and Mandatory Reporting of Suspected Abuse or Neglect
  • Live Webinar Trainings: Writing Professional Growth Plans, Observations in Teacher Evaluation, Classroom Management: Transitions, Student Growth in Teacher Evaluation

In-Person Professional Development


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  • Education Support Professionals and Aspiring Educators Conference

  • Degrees Not Debt Workshops

  • I Can Do It - Classroom Management/Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (varies throughout the year)

  • National Board Certification Seminar Series (varies)

  • Educators Rising Conference

  • Retirement Preparation Workshop
  • The following workshops are available for your local association or school district. Please call the MNEA Teaching & Learning office at 1-800-392-0236 for more information.

    • Autism: Useful Techniques and Instructional Strategies
    • Advanced Classroom Management
    • Best Practices for Peer Observations
    • CARE Strategies for Closing Achievement Gaps
    • Dealing with Classroom Behavior Issues
    • Effective Parent-Teacher Conferences
    • English Language Learners: Strategies for the Regular Classroom
    • Introduction to National Board Certification
    • Mentoring New Teachers
    • Professional Development Committee Training
    • Student Growth Scores and Teacher Evaluations: Pitfalls and Possibilities
    • True Colors
    • Truth in Labeling: Disproportionality in Special Education
    • No More Bullying


Leadership Training & Representative Assemblies


 


Other Resources

  1. National Board Certification Seminar 
  2. NBC Facts and Background 
  3. ListServ

 

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If your school is within the KCTV5 viewing area (greater Kansas City), teachers at your school are eligible for a chance to win $1,000. The Read to Achieve contest is co-sponsored by Missouri NEA and Kansas NEA.

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