Missouri Teacher Development System (MTDS)

Missouri Teacher Development System (MTDS) is a framework designed to support teacher learning and career development in alignment to the Missouri Educator Evaluation System and the Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS). The system was designed through collaborative partnerships between the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and Missouri's Regional Professional Development Centers (RPDCs).

MTDS provides guidance for teachers and support for professional developers and trainers designing professional learning for teachers. Some MTDS programming is currently being offered through Missouri's RPDCs, who are continually working to expand MTDS aligned opportunities to meet the needs of teachers at every career level.

MTDS Emerging Level I: Beginning Teacher Assistance Program A (BTAP) Cohort I
Ongoing, job-embedded, research-based support for new teachers throughout their first year. Part of the SW Regional Teacher Development System, which offers supports for the entire teaching career through the Agency for Teaching, Leading, and Learning. Informational flyer can be found here.
MTDS Emerging Level II: Purposeful Lesson Planning
Go beyond BTAP! Teachers never stop learning. This program is designed to meet the needs of early career teachers and is open to any teacher with more than one year of experience. The learning will be focused on curriculum and assessment design, and learning how to use data to drive instruction. 
MTDS Mastering: Foundations of Coaching and Mentoring
Give your teacher leaders the training they need to grow as an educator as they become a successful mentor for new teachers. Informational flyer can be found here.
MTDS Developing Level I: Teacher Academy
Teacher academy participants obtain skills in curriculum design, using data to drive instruction, the effective use of instructional strategies, and increasing student engagement. Informational flyer can be found here.
MTDS Developing Level II: Developing Stories through Power Task Design
Teacher Leader: Professional Development Committee
Join the PDC! This is a regional group of PDCs. Facilitated planning, resource sharing, and supports for PDCs.

Contact Information:

Person item component: joannahaskins@missouristate.edu
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Person item component: shumbyrd@missouristate.edu
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