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Professional Learning Questions

The MSTA Professional Learning Department is seeking input which will provide direction of content creation for the coming year. We would greatly appreciate less than 5 minutes of your time to complete the following three questions. Thank you in advance for your assistance. As a token of our appreciation for your time, we will reward […]




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Summer Youth Volunteer Opportunity

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Columbia’s Youth in Action program.  Volunteer Columbia is beginning the 15th year of Youth in Action! Youth in Action is a free program where youth ages 12 to 15 can sign-up to participate in different and fun services projects in Columbia. Some examples of projects include Splat! Mud obstacle […]




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Two-Tier Teacher Certification Explanation

As the school year winds down and you check off items on the end of the year list, now is a good time to review the Missouri teacher certification requirements. Missouri has a Two-Tier Certification System – the Initial Professional Certificate (IPC) is for teachers in years one through four and the Career Continuous Professional Certificate (CCPC) is for those who’ve […]




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Final MSTA Action – May 19, 2016

Download the complete pdf. AT A GLANCE Education issues not listed as session accomplishments This year, for the first time in two years, both chambers had no education issues to list among session accomplishments when they adjourned May 13. One big education bill goes to governor What started out as a simple bill (SB638 Riddle) […]




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MSTA Action – May 13, 2016

Download the complete pdf. AT A GLANCE Bill dealing with civics education, other education issues sent to governor SB638 (Riddle) started out as a simple bill that requires the subject of American civics to be included in the exam required for graduation from any public or private school, other than private trade schools. Retirement factor […]




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Garden-based learning and its many benefits

Editor’s note:  This is a post from regular MSTA contributor Pam Clifton’s Teaching & Learning blog. Clifton is a sixth-grade English language arts and reading teacher at West St. Francois County R-4. Warmer months provide the perfect opportunity to shift learning beyond the classroom walls to the outdoors with school gardens. This hands-in-the-dirt learning is […]




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Scholastic Reading Summit

Chris Mueller from Scholastic Book Fairs recently visited MSTA headquarters to share information about Scholastic’s upcoming Reading Summit. The Reading Summit will be held on June 21 at the St. Charles Convention Center just outside of St. Louis. Scholastic is committed to building learning communities, which are focused and empowered to build life-long, independent readers. […]




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MSTA Action – May 6, 2016

Download the complete pdf. AT A GLANCE Higher education bill becomes a K-12 bill SB650 (Pearce) started as a bill dealing with higher education financial aid eligibility and turned into a bill that deals with some K-12 issues when it was on the House floor. Civics education bill gets amendments added on House floor SB638 (Riddle) […]




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