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Beginning Teachers Assistance Program Conference Oct. 12


First through fourth year K–12 teachers are invited to participate in Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) for the academic year. Participants can be graduates of any college of education.

Attendance at the one-day program satisfies the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Beginning Teachers Assistance Program requirement for participation in a university/college-sponsored mentoring program. The program is required for advancement in state certification and certificates of attendance will be provided at the conclusion of the day.

When: October 12, 2013

             8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Where: UMSL, J.C. Penney Conference Center

Session options for both elementary and middle/high school will be offered. Teachers who attend will:

  • Develop professional relationships with university faculty to share best practices based on research
  • Reflect on teaching practice
  • Cultivate an attitude of continuous improvement through reflection and discussion
  • Meet in a supportive environment where both professional and personal issues can be addressed

Information and registration available online here. For questions and more information about BTAP, please contact Jim Jordan, senior coordinator, School of Professional & Continuing Studies, by email at, or phone (314) 516-7250.

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Ralph Cordova, CoLab Featured on KSDK

Ralph Cordova’s CoLab workshop at  the group’s Summer Leadership Institute on Creativity & Innovation was featured on KSDK TV Channel 5 last July . Cordova is a co-founder of The Cultural Landscapes Collaboratory (The CoLab), a network of passionate educator-innovators located in the U.S. and Finland who have been working since 2003 to modify learning settings like classrooms, museums and libraries into transformative spaces that nurture an innovator and growth mindset in teachers and students.

Carl Hoagland Receives President’s Award for Innovative Teaching

hoaglandc-awardCarl Hoagland was one of five UMSL faculty members honored by the University of Missouri Board of Curators and UM System President Timothy M. Wolfe on June 13. Hoagland (on right in photo with UM System President Wolfe) received the President’s Award for Innovative Teaching. Hoagland is the Emerson Electric Endowed Professor of Teaching and Learning and consistently brings his vision for creating a technologically engaged campus to life. He has developed numerous educational programs using technology to maximize the learning experience. Hoagland created the E. Desmond Lee Technology and Learning Center, a technology-enriched computing center offering individual workstations, as well as UMSL’s Second Life Writing Center, a virtual tutoring and learning space, which includes an Internet-based virtual environment for children with disabilities. (Link to full story)

Common Core Standards Conference – Oct. 3-4

LIC_flyer_REV_2013On Thursday and Friday, October 3-4, the COE is sponsoring a conference called Leading Innovative Communities: Harnessing the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. The conference will be headlined by Peter Sims, a nationally-recognized expert in creativity and innovative thinking and author of the book, Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries. He, along with Harold O’Neal, will guide participants into forming cultures of innovation in schools.

To register, please visit the conference’s website.


Symposium on School Transformation and Collective Impact – Sept. 24

jubilee logo 25 percentOn Tuesday, September 24, the COE is sponsoring a Symposium on School Transformation and Collective Impact from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm in the Penney Conference Center. This is an UMSL Jubilee event, and is co-sponsored by American Graduate/Corporation for Public Broadcasting and Nine Network. The Keynote Speaker will be Mary Anne Schmidt-Carey of Say Yes to Education out of New York. Following her presentation, the day will be devoted to focused discussion among area leaders and agencies about the collective impact work going on in the St. Louis area, and its impact on schools. Register online here.

(There is a modest fee of $19 to cover lunch, materials, and refreshments).

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