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Posted September 22, 2016

2016 Regional Meetings on Education
Join us for an engaging conversation about what you think matters most in Missouri public education. Please encourage administrators, principals, teachers, parents, students and community members to participate. An RSVP is appreciated. Contact the Department's Communications Office for more information at 573-751-3469. Some meetings have already occurred, but there is still time to register for the meetings listed below:

St. Louis Region   Flyer
Pattonville High School Cafeteria – Maryland Heights
DATE/TIME: Sept. 28 at 6:00 p.m. (RSVP)

Southeast   Flyer
Cape Career and Technology Center – Cape Girardeau
DATE/TIME: Oct. 4 at 6:00 p.m. (RSVP)

Registration for K-12 Professional Learning Series Workshops
The new Missouri Learning Standards: Grade Level Expectations were approved by the State Board of Education in April 2016. These content area workshops will review the new expectations, focus on key changes and share implementation resources. The workshops will be held on Nov. 7 from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Truman State Office Building, 301 W. High Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101. Educators interested in learning more about the Missouri Learning Standards are urged to sign up and participate.

  • Sign up today and learn about the new Missouri Learning Standard Expectations!

Save the Date - 2017 Powerful Learning Conference
The 2017 Powerful Learning Conference will be held Jan. 30-31, 2017, and will feature three national presenters and over 50 breakout sessions. Online registration will open in October. There will be nationally acclaimed keynote presenters including Luis F. Cruz, Ph.D., Todd Whitaker and Mike Rutherford. Successful practitioners and regional consultants present on a variety of topics that impact instruction, learning and assessment.

White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault
Safe Place to Learn is an online resource to support efforts to create a positive school climate and healthy learning environment.  Learn about strategies that schools are using to create a school community committed to preventing discrimination based on sex and sexual violence. The package contains guidance, resources to support current and ongoing conversations and efforts to prevent bullying, sexual harassment and violence and provide safe, supportive learning environments for all students, in age-appropriate and developmentally appropriate ways.

Considerations for School District Sexual Misconduct Policies highlights issues for districts to consider when developing their policies as part of their response to sexual misconduct. By using this document as a guide, K-12 teams can include all the essential components of a comprehensive sexual misconduct plan. The document covers support services for victims and other critical areas. It also provides links to federal government resources for those wanting further details on a particular topic.

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