Especially for Beginning Teachers
Beginning Teacher Assistance Program – “I Can Do It”
Beginning Teacher Listserv
"Start Smart" A Beginning Teacher Handbook – A handbook of resources and information targeted to beginning teachers and their experiences. To get a copy of the MNEA Start Smart, contact your regional MNEA office or log in MNEA Members Only to download a pdf version.
Missouri Mentoring Program – Participate in a field-tested program that gets at the heart of an effective mentor/beginning-teacher relationship. This program provides a comprehensive look at the role of mentors in supporting new teachers.
Contact Ann Jarrett at (800) 392-0236 for more information on any of the programs listed.
Missouri NEA has a complete program for professional and personal growth. Contact MNEA Teaching & Learning at (800) 392-0236. We are ready to assist you in understanding and applying information in the following areas:
- Professional Development Committee Training
- Revised Performance-Based Teacher Evaluation Model
- Mentoring New Teachers
- Beginning Teacher Networks
- Special-Education Law
- Working Effectively with Paraprofessionals
- National Board Certification
- Creating a Professional Portfolio
- Preparation for the Praxis II
- School Finance
- Bullying and Sexual Harassment
- Interest-Based Bargaining
- Successful Parent/Teacher Conferences
Online Learning and Graduate Programs
MNEA Professional Development Opportunities
- Teacher certification
- Other state teacher certification requirements
- National Board Certification Resources
- NEA Teacher Toolkit is a suite of web-based classroom tools designed by NEA members for teachers. The toolkit will help you manage attendance, grades, lesson plans and tests as well as facilitate tracking student performance.
- Mathematics/Science Clippings from NEA Student Achievement
- American Association of University Women The AAUW offers Eleanor Roosevelt Teacher fellowships to women K-12 public school teachers. The fellowships are designed to provide professional development opportunities and improve girls' learning opportunities, especially in math, science, and technology.
- Para Pro Preparation Seminars - "No Child Left Behind," the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, requires highly qualified para professionals in all Title I buildings. One option to qualify as "highly qualified" is to pass the Para Pro Assessment for Para Professionals. Missouri NEA offers a preparation book.
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