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News and Updates

Professional Learning Series

The Department periodically offers a series of workshops designed to deepen understanding of the Missouri Learning Standards in Fine Arts, English Language Arts and Mathematics. The workshops explore implications for curriculum, instruction, and assessment. The series is free and designed for school and/or teacher leaders with the expectation  that participants will coach others. To register, click here. The registration deadline is June 26, 2015.

2014 National Youth Science Camp

The National Youth Science Camp (NYSC) is a residential science education program that honors and challenges two graduating high school science students from each state.  Two high school seniors will receive a full scholarship to exchange ideas with scientists and other professionals from the academic and corporate worlds.

New Model Curriculum Units Available for Educators

Missouri is taking its first steps towards offering comprehensive curriculum aligned with state and national standards with the release of new online model curriculum. The Department of Elementary and Secondary released model curriculum as a state-level resource for mathematics and English language arts educators in Missouri. The units available represent the first phase of the Department’s curriculum project with the ultimate goal of developing a curriculum in all content areas that align with state and national standards.

2014 Central States Conference - Foreign Languages

The Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages in cooperation with FLAM will take place in St. Louis, March 20-22, 2014.

College Prep Certificates

The Department will no longer produce College Prep Certificates for dissemination. The change is a result of the expectation that all students will be “College and Career Ready,” and that the standards for successful entry into the workplace are the same as those required for successful entrance into a college or university. In addition, graduation requirements now closely reflect the credit standards that had been required for the certificate.  Districts may continue to offer such recognitions locally if desired.

Please contact Jackie Wieberg at (573) 751-4234 if you have additional questions.