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Summer Professional Learning Series 2016

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies Trainings with Fine Arts Integration

Missouri Learning Standards K-12 Expectations Workshops

The Missouri Department of Education Office of College and Career Readiness is offering a series of workshops designed to deepen understanding of the Missouri Learning Standards K-12 Expectations in English language arts, fine arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. The workshops explore implications for curriculum, instruction, and assessment as Missouri transitions to the new expectations. The series is free and designed for school and/or teacher leaders with the expectation that participants will share this information with other Missouri educators. The K-5  and 6-12 series registrations are now closed.

Participants who register for all four days will have the opportunity to attend mathematics, science, social studies, and/or English language arts trainings depending upon the needs and interests of the district.  

Participants may attend the workshop for one content area per day, but are not committed to attending both days of a content area’s workshop. Space is limited: first come, first served.

For more content area specific information about the workshops contact the following:

ELA – Debbie Jameson at [email protected]
Fine Arts - Tom Tobias at [email protected]
Math - Jeremy Ellis at [email protected]
Science - John Kitchens at [email protected]
Social Studies - Dixie Grupe at [email protected] 


2015 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.


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.