Beginning Teacher Conferences
2009 Dates & Locations
Programs start at 8:00 a.m. and end at 12:15 p.m.
Meets State Requirement
Certification standards for teachers in Missouri public schools require participation
in a beginning teacher assistance program during the four year Professional
Certification I classification period. Second year and third year teachers
who have not attended
Designed to Help
The Beginning Teachers’ Assistance Programs are designed to assist in
making the initial year of teaching more productive and less stressful for
the young professional. The ultimate goal is to help each beginning teacher
to have a successful first year and confirm their commitment to the teaching
The programs are scheduled during the first quarter of school. By this time,
most teachers have had some experience not only with the instructional
and discipline. They are now ready to ask the right questions and listen for
workable solutions. It is also an excellent time for a morale booster and networking
with other beginning teachers. Participants should plan to bring and
share a “best practice” with their colleagues.
Will Have Appropriate Content
Small group discussion sessions will address such universal topics as classroom
management, student motivation and discipline; teacher and student evaluation;
time management; and parent, staff and community relations.
Led by Practitioners
Program sessions will be conducted by practicing professionals (high school,
middle school and elementary principals and assistant principals) who have
achieved success and who are exemplary models.
Endorsed by Colleges & Universities
All programs are co-sponsored by a college or university.
7:30 a.m. Registration
Welcome & Announcements
9:00 a.m. Break
9:10 a.m. Small Group
10:30 a.m. Small Group Discussions
Would I Do If
11:20 a.m. Small Group Discussions
My Best Practice
12:20 p.m. Final General Session
If you would like to attend, please call the
Association of Secondary School Principals at
for further information.