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June 6, 2019

Administrative Memo LS-19-001 – Tentative Data Release and Appeals Process

This administrative memo outlines the first deadlines for data reporting and corrections for the 2019 Annual Performance Report (APR).

State Board of Education Meeting Notice
A public session of the State Board of Education will be held at the Jefferson State Office Building, 205 Jefferson Street, 1st Floor, Jefferson City, MO 65101 on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at 9:00 a.m.*

*Recognition of Staff Achievements will be held at 8:30 a.m. in the Commissioner’s Conference Room, 6th Floor

The meeting agenda is posted here.                             

Professional Development Opportunities

Summer 2019 K-12 Professional Learning Series
DESE’s Office of College and Career Readiness has scheduled free professional development opportunities in July for Missouri K-12 educators in social studies, English language arts and science integration, health, physical education and school wellness, math item writing and scoring performance event items, and dyslexia.

Registrations are first come, first served. Educator teams and/or individuals are encouraged to sign up early as space is limited. Registration deadline is June 15, 2019.

Teacher Academy Registration Open
Teacher Academy is a replication of the very successful Leadership Academy Program, which has been fundamental in providing professional growth for school leaders. The Academy focuses on student engagement, instructional strategies, and reflection on practices that align with the Missouri State Teacher Standards.

Missouri Teacher Academy Graduates Registration Open
The Missouri Teacher Academy Graduates program allows participants to continue to deepen knowledge gained from the Teacher Academy program. It is a natural progression to building lead teachers for your school district. Attendees continue to acquire research-based best practices aligned to the Missouri Learning Standards and Missouri State Teacher Standards. Building the Artisan Teacher™ will be one of the focuses for the 2019-20 school year.

Special Education Effective Practices: Transition Training Institute
The 2019 Transition Training Institute, on June 18-20, will focus on programs and structures to support students in graduating and moving toward postsecondary goals. There will be a variety of presentations focusing on compliance, school-based enterprises, self-advocacy, employment, social/emotional intelligence and career readiness with an emphasis on lower cognitive students. School districts are encouraged to bring teams of individuals to gather information, create action plans, and disseminate information for the coming year.

2019 New Special Education Directors Academy
On July 23-26, the New Directors Academy will be held for first- and second-year special education directors. It will focus on core activities that new special education directors must complete during their initial months of employment and throughout the entire school year. These activities will assist them in the management of special education practices and procedures within the LEA, while ensuring that rights are protected for students with disabilities and their parents.


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