Beginning Teacher Assistance

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New Special Education Teaching Academy:  Day 4 - Hot Topics in Special Education and Progress Monitoring

Date: April 15, 2016
Location:  Park Central Office Building, 117 Park Central Square Springfield, MO  Rom 112
Time: Check-In at 8:00am.  Workshop 8:30am - 12:30pm.  A sunrise breakfast will be served.
Credit:  2 BTA Points
Cost:  $160.00 for all 4 sessions

This Academy is designed to take new Special Education Teachers through the entire special education process including quality eligibility determinations, writing standards based IEPs, being in compliance with Federal and State regulations, and much more. In addition, this year long academy provides new teachers with a much needed venue to ask questions and find resources in the most challenging year of teaching. The topics covered and added support is a valuable investment for your new special education teachers!

This training is intended only for new special education teachers in your district for the 2015-16 school year.  Participants who complete all 4 sessions (Aug. 20, Oct 28, Feb. 25, April 15) will earn full BTA credit (6 points).  

To register for this workshop series, please visit My Learning Plan.

More events will be offered in Fall 2016!  Check back in July for a schedule for next year.

What is the BTA?

The Southwest Beginning Teacher Assistance (BTA) Collaborative program is provided by the following southwest Missouri colleges to assist beginning Educators in fulfilling the DESE requirement to attend a BTA program:

  • Baptist Bible College
  • College of the Ozarks
  • Drury University
  • Evangel University
  • Missouri State University
  • Southwest Baptist University

The program provides access to ongoing professional development for educators within the first three years of their teaching careers.

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