Beginning Teacher Assistance Program Workshops:

​  Dates for 2017 are in the works.  

​​2017-18 School Year Tentative Dates:
​October 12, 2017  (9:00 am - 3:00 pm) at the University of Central Missouri,                                    Warrensburg, MO. Workshop will be held in the Student Union on UCM Campus​
​October, 2017  (9:00 am - 3:00 pm) at TBD (Exact date will be announced when set.)
October, 2017  (9:00 am - 3:00 pm) at TBD (Exact date will be announced when set.)


​Discussion Topics:

​Classroom Environment 

  • Classroom management techniques
  • Managing time, space, transitions and activities
  • Awareness of diverse classroom, school and community cultures

Student Engagement and Motivation

  • Effective instruction
  • Clear learning goals and/or objectives
  • Student voice and choice
  • Teaching and learning activities which are student-active

Professional Communication –

  • Effective communication with students, mentors, colleagues and parents
  • Verbal and nonverbal communication techniques
  • Using technology and social media for communication

Education-Related Law 

  • Certification requirements
  • Professional rights and responsibilities
  • Self-assessment and professional learning


Tentative Schedule for the Day

​8:30-9:00        Registration

9:00-10:00      Welcome, Announcements, Keynote Address

10:00-1:30pm  Breakout Session by Grade Level (Elementary, Middle, High School)

                   (Lunch will be included within the Breakout Session at approximately Noon.)

1:30-2:15pm     Education Related Law Topics

2:15-3:00pm     Final General Session