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(FY16) BMIT News and Updates Archives

Week of July 27

MoACTE Summer Conference

Thank you to those who attended the MBEA and MCEA Summer Conference.  Your membership and dedication to your field are both appreciated and applauded.  (DESE Update)

Week of July 13

Enhancement Grant

Every district that applied for the Enhancement Grant was notified in May.  Communication regarding your application was sent to the primary point of contact listed on the application.

If you have NOT received any communication regarding your Enhancement Grant application, please look for it in the junk folder of your email.    If you cannot find the communication, please email [email protected].

Mentoring Program

The Career Education Mentoring Program will be offered for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year.

To assist your district with expenses a $200 stipend will be provided to each protégé. The stipend can be used to assist with the protégé’s travel as well as the cost of a substitute when the protégé may be out of the building attending a mentoring meeting. The $200 stipend will be paid to the district through the monthly payment system once the protégé has successfully completed the program. It is then the obligation of the district to reimburse the protégé the amount they deem appropriate.

If you or someone you know is interested in being in the program, please complete the protégé application at http://dese.mo.gov/sites/default/files/mentoring-protegeapplication-fy15....  Please email the completed form to Chrissy Bashore at [email protected] as soon as possible, but no later than August 14, 2015.

Upon receipt of the protégé application, a mentor will be assigned. All mentoring program participants for the upcoming school year will receive a letter announcing the date and location of their fall meeting and their team member’s name and school in late August. 

Week of July 6


The Business and Marketing (BAM) Conference is a new addition to our programs and organizations around the state.  Save the date: September 28 at the Governor Office Building in Jefferson City.  More details to come!

Career Education Mentoring Program

The Career Education Mentoring Program is again being offered to new career education teachers, teachers returning to the profession after extended absences, and educators returning in a newcareer education program area after an absence of five years or more.  The goals of the Career Education Mentoring Program are as follows:

Meet the mentoring requirements set forth in the Educator Certification requirements.

  • Offer a professional learning community that includes collaboration and reflection among new teachers and mentors.
  • Provide the opportunity for new and returning teachers to become familiar with the teaching and administrative culture of the program area.
  • Support new teachers and teachers who are returning to the classroom in their work with students.
  • Build a cohort group of new and returning teachers, particularly in the program area.

Email [email protected] for further information.  


Missouri FBLA-PBL had a very impressive showing at the National Leadership Conference this year.

Phi Beta Lambda, the collegiate level of our association, was represented by 59 students from 13 colleges and universities.  Missouri was proud to have Kimberly Clark, our very own Missouri VP of Membership, elected as the National North Central Region Vice President, making her one of the nine National Officers for Phi Beta Lambda.  Missouri also brought home 35 Top 10 finishes, as well as $5900 in scholarships

Future Business Leaders of America, our largest division, was represented by 455 students and advisers from numerous public and private Missouri schools.  With fierce competition of over 8,000, Missouri was still able to take home 31 awards and $2,930 in scholarships.  Missouri took home gold in two of the new performance events – 3D Animation and Social Media Campaign, as well as eight awards at the Regional Meeting.