Office of College and Career Readiness
Students and Educators Honored for "Breaking Traditions" in Careers
Eight Missourians will be honored Friday, May 3, as state winners of the 2013 Missouri Breaking Traditions Awards which will be presented during a ceremony at the Missouri State Capitol Rotunda in Jefferson City.
The Breaking Traditions Awards honor students, educators and employers for their achievements related to nontraditional careers. News Release Link
English Language Arts and Mathematics Train The Trainer
Missouri Learning Standards K-12
The Department will once again be offering a series of workshops designed to deepen understanding of the Missouri Learning Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics. The workshops will explore implications for curriculum, instruction, and assessment as Missouri transitions to the new standards. The series is free and designed for staff development providers with the expectation that participants will train others.
- A commitment to attend all sessions in addition to the monthly follow-up meetings is mandatory for registration.
- Those who are currently providing professional development to districts are strongly encouraged to attend.
- Registration is limited and will be conducted on a first come, first served basis. The registration deadline is June 10, 2013.
- Participants must attend every training day in order to become a certified trainer.
- Please click on the appropriate content area for information about topics, dates, times, and locations.
For additional information, contact Danielle Riney at firstname.lastname@example.org
New Model Curriculum Units Available for Educators
Missouri is taking its first steps towards offering comprehensive curriculum aligned with state and national standards with the release of new online model curriculum. The Department of Elementary and Secondary released model curriculum as a state-level resource for mathematics and English language arts educators in Missouri. The units available represent the first phase of the Department’s curriculum project with the ultimate goal of developing a curriculum in all content areas that align with state and national standards.
Next Generation Science Standards for Today’s Students and Tomorrow’s Workforce
Through a collaborative, state-led process managed by Achieve, new K–12 science standards are being developed that will be rich in content and practice, arranged in a coherent manner across disciplines and grades to provide all students an internationally benchmarked science education. The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) will be based on the Framework for K–12 Science Education developed by the National Research Council.
Revised Missouri Early Learning Standards
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has been engaged in a process of revising the Missouri Early Learning Standards (MELS). This includes revisions to the existing standards for children ages three to kindergarten entry and expanding those standards for children birth to age three.