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Posted March 26, 2015

PLAYDATE, a new kind of conference, will take place April 11 in Kirkwood. PLAYDATE is a space for educators to come together and collaboratively explore. Educators from around the area will join together, sit in a room for a few hours and just play. They will collaborate to learn about EdTech apps, programs and tools. There are no presenters in the room, no experts and no agenda. PLAYDATE stands for People Learning and Asking Y: Digital Age Teacher Exploration. 

Future Ready
In support of the Future Ready Schools initiative, ConnectED Learning, will host an event for district leaders on April 28 and 29 at St. Louis University. Future Ready means having a comprehensive approach to the technology integration. Learning should take place in inspiring spaces where teachers are empowered to make instructional decisions. Leaders need to have the courage to take smart risks and provide the necessary tools.

EdcampSTL Express
Do you like EdcampSTL?  Imagine if you didn’t have to wait until next year. EdcampSTL Express is just like EdcampSTL without anything extra. There are no sponsors, no prizes, no t-shirt cannon, just passionate educators sharing their best ideas with one another in a unique format. The next event will be held on May 16 at McCluer South-Berkley High School, Ferguson, Mo.

Administrative Memos
The Department has recently issued several Administrative Memos. Stay updated on information about graduation requirements, protecting student privacy and verifying data for Title I and Part B IDEA allocation calculations.

Top 10 by 20 

See what some of Missouri’s teachers and school leaders have to say about the Top 10 by 20 initiative, and what needs to be done to insure that Missouri is a top 10 state for education by the year 2020.


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