More Professional Development

Missouri NEA has a complete program for professional and personal growth. Download brochure >>
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
  • Missouri Model Teacher Evaluation System
  • Mentoring New Teachers
  • Special-Education Law
  • Working Effectively with Paraprofessionals
  • National Board Certification
  • School Finance
  • Bullying and Sexual Harassment
  • Interest-Based Bargaining
  • Successful Parent/Teacher Conferences  
  • Conference & Workshops

MNEA Professional Development Opportunities

Especially for Beginning Teachers

  • Beginning Teacher Assistance Program – “I Can Do It”
  • Tuition Grant
  • 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.

Conferences & Workshops

Online Learning & Graduate Programs

Professional Learning Academy 
Online courses through Drake University for graduate credit, continuing education units or license renewal. 

MNEA Online Training
Missouri NEA's online training series offers a number of free or low cost live online webinars. This service is exclusive to MNEA members.

NEA Works4Me
NEA's library of classroom tips searchable by topic. Subscribers receive a weekly electronic newsletter with two practical classroom tips.

NEA Academy
This program features online classes such as Making Diversity Count, Managing Asthma in the School Environment, and The 5 Practices of Highly Effective Classrooms. Courses are appropriate for learning communities. Some courses are free to members, some have a modest fee and some have a graduate-credit option.

The following workshops are available for your local association or school district. Please call the MNEA Teaching & Learning office at 1-800-392-0236 for more information.

  • Autism: Useful Techniques and Instructional Strategies
  • Advanced Classroom Management
  • Best Practices for Peer Observations
  • CARE Strategies for Closing Achievement Gaps
  • Dealing with Classroom Behavior Issues
  • Effective Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • English Language Learners: Strategies for the Regular Classroom
  • Introduction to National Board Certification
  • Mentoring New Teachers
  • Professional Development Committee Training
  • Student Growth Scores and Teacher Evaluations: Pitfalls and Possibilities
  • True Colors
  • Truth in Labeling: Disproportionality in Special Education

 


Other Resources

  1. National Board Certification Seminar 
  2. NBC Facts and Background 
  3. ListServ