Teacher Academy Graduates

Teacher Academy Graduates

Developing Stories through Powerful Task Design

This program offers  support for mid-career teachers. Developing Stories through Powerful Task Design begins with a statewide event featuring national expert John Antonetti! 

Developing Stories through Powerful Task Design is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System (mo-mtds.net) and is open to any teacher who has:
  • a strong desire for continuous professional improvement
  • it is suggested that any participant complete MTDS Teacher Academy prior to enrolling in Developing Stories through Powerful Task Design. 

This opportunity provides:
  • access to experts:  State Kick-off event with national expert John Antonetti
  • a copy John's book:  Powerful Task Design
  • consultant support
  • networking with other teachers 
  • competency-based programming 

Developing Stories through Powerful Task Design emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies Reflects on, in, and for practice, focusing on:  (a) directing future instruction by reflecting; and (b) monitoring progress, evaluating results, and adjusting instruction based on the use of action research and student growth data. Develops innovative instruction based on conducting and using action research that:  (a) emphasizes essential concepts of content; (b) uses supplementary primary sources; (c) connects to student experience and culture; (d) meets the unique needs of diverse learners; and/or promotes student inquiry and interdisciplinary approaches.

Gains awareness of the larger professional community, including regional, state, national, and global professional educational communities and governmental bodies that impact the profession; and revises personal philosophy of teaching.