“The Hough Post”
September 4, 2019
Volume 8, Number 4
Bears in Every Building (BIEBs) Off to Quick Start
Jennifer Baxter, Willard High School FACS teacher, is pictured below displaying materials in her classroom where she is actively promoting our recruitment initiative titled “Choosing Education as a Career.” Also pictured below is Bryce Wilson, 4th grade teacher at Willard East Elementary. Our 9,000+ alumni working throughout Missouri schools are our best ambassadors to help recruit the next generation of child and family development experts, child life specialists, teachers, counselors, and administrators. Our goal is to grow our BIEBs from 50 to 500 before the end of this academic year. Go BIEBS!
Fall 2019 Midwest Inclusive Post Secondary Alliance (MIPSA) Conference
Faculty and Staff are invited to attend the Fall 2019 MIPSA (Midwest Inclusive Post Secondary Alliance) event hosted by Missouri State University Bear POWER and the College of Education on Monday, November 4th from 10:00am – 3:30pm at the Crystal Ballroom in Kentwood Hall. The topic for this event is “Inclusive Post Secondary Education – Faculty Resources and Support”. Attached you will find an event flyer. We will have several speakers including the Director of the REACH Program at the College of Charleston who will facilitate a two-hour training for faculty working with students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
Missouri State University faculty and staff registration will be covered by the COE Dean. We are excited to bring this professional development opportunity to Missouri State’s campus and collaborate with other universities and colleges across the country who share our vision of inclusion and Universal Design for Learning.
Please register by October 21st to save your seat for this event by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall 2019 Dr. Michael N. Compton Public Affairs Essay Contest
This contest is coordinated and primarily funded by Sigma Pi alumni’s non-profit organization, IDEAL (Institute for the Development of Ethics and Leadership). It is promoted by the undergraduate members of Sigma Pi (who are not eligible to compete) and administered by MSU’s Office of Public Affairs Support.
The goal for the contest is to support the public affairs mission at MSU and boost student interest in the yearly theme. Complete details about the Contest are available at this link. This contest is open to all full-time enrolled sophomores, juniors and seniors on the Springfield campus. Faculty are encouraged to members of Sigma Pi to briefly announce the contest in their classes sometime between Sep 9 and 11. This to promote the contest and to provide a leadership experience for members. If no Sigma Pi is enrolled in the class, we would appreciate faculty making their own announcement.
Submissions are due by Midnight, October 20, 2019. Prizes will be awarded at the Public Affairs Convocation event on Nov 4, 2019. Click on flyer below:
New Way to Access Qualtrics
MSU migrated the Qualtrics survey system into our website (to a single sign-on). This means that now everybody has an account ready to be set (self-enroll) in the system as long as they have a BearPass. This also means Dr. Uribe-Zarain will no longer have the ability or the need to create individual accounts.
Existing Qualtrics users will now be able to use their Missouri State credentials to log into Qualtrics. They can use their BearPass Login ID (abc123) and the same password used to log onto their computer or email. Go to https://missouristate.qualtrics.com/
New Qualtrics users can follow the following instructions to create their accounts:
- Go to https://missouristate.qualtrics.com/ . It will forward to a page similar to this
- Add your BearPass Login ID (abc123) and the same password you use to log onto your email.
- Here is a website with information to get you started: https://www.qualtrics.com/support/survey-platform/survey-module/survey-module-overview/
Please contact Dr. Uribe-Zarain you need help setting up your surveys.
GEP 101 Class Learns About the One-Room Schoolhouse
Dean Hough shared background information on the origin of the one-room schoolhouse with Dr. Cathy Pearman’s GEP 101 class. As well as the development of the one-room schoolhouse project, Dean Hough discussed what school was like for teachers and students who attended these schools in the 19th and 20th centuries. Students learned about the rich history of teacher education at MSU from its beginning in 1905 at the State’s Normal School.
Missouri Announces Finalists for 2020 Teacher of the Year
This article is from DESE Communications who have given permission to reprint here.
Tue, 08/27/2019 – 10:00
After receiving more than 240 nominations from citizens, school districts and charter schools throughout the state of Missouri, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) announced seven finalists for the 2020 Missouri Teacher of the Year award. This year’s finalists represent five different regions throughout the state and highlight the broad range of course options that are helping prepare Missouri students for success beyond graduation.
The seven finalists include:
- Dan Brinkmann, Washington– automotive technology, Four Rivers Career Center
- Melissa Grandel, Fordland R-III– English language arts, Fordland High School
- Zachary Hamby, Ava R-I– English language arts, Ava High School
- Denise Henggeler, Northeast Nodaway Co. R-V– fourth grade, Northeast Nodaway Elementary
- Kevin Lay, Gasconade Co. R-II– physics/physical science/STEM, Owensville High School
- Rachael Wilcox, Francis Howell R-III– first grade, Independence Elementary
- Sandra Wood, Maryville R-II– Spanish, Maryville High School
“I want to commend every teacher in Missouri for their hard work as we start the school year,” Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Margie Vandeven said. “These seven finalists provide a snapshot of the lasting impact great teachers have on our students from the first to the last day they step into a Missouri public school. We couldn’t be more excited for this announcement.”
A committee comprised of teachers, business leaders and education organization leaders will choose the Missouri Teacher of the Year following interviews with each finalist on Monday, September 9. The winner, finalists, semifinalists and Regional Teachers of the Year will be honored at a banquet in Jefferson City on Monday, October 21. The new Missouri Teacher of the Year will serve as the state’s nominee for the 2020 National Teacher of the Year.
The Missouri Teacher of the Year program recognizes the efforts of effective teachers in providing a quality education to their students. Shelly Parks, an English language arts teacher from Francis Howell North High School (Francis Howell R-III), is the current Missouri Teacher of the Year. DESE conducts the Missouri Teacher of the Year program with financial support provided by the Boeing Company and Bayer AG.
COE Electronic Message Boards
If you would like something posted on the electronic message boards on the second floor of Hill Hall, complete the form below and email to Sharon Lopinot at email@example.com. Upon approval from Dean Hough, we will post your communique.
ATLL Director’s Position Moving to Full-Time
The ATLL has received funding and approval from DESE to move the director’s position to full-time role. Dr. Russ Brock has been serving as a clinical instructor in CLSE .50 FTE and as ATLL director .50 FTE since March 2016. Because the level of activity of the ATLL has increased, and a number of new positions will be added in the coming months, it is now appropriate to return to a full-time director’s position. If you would like to volunteer to serve on the ATLL Director Search Committee, please let Dean Hough know before September 6, 2019. Dr. James Satterfield will chair the search. All interested individuals are encouraged to consider applying for this position. Dr. Brock has announced his intent to apply for the full-time position, as well.
Volunteer Opportunity Abroad in Nepal, Tanzania, Thailand, Laos, and Nicaragua with GIVE
Join GIVE on our one-of-a kind volunteer abroad programs and make a lasting difference in this world. Empower communities, experience new cultures and embark on the adventure of a lifetime!
An information meeting was held last week on August 27th. As a GIVE volunteer, you can teach English to all different age levels, work alongside our host communities to build schools out of eco-friendly materials, practice sustainable agriculture, and support wildlife conservation of Asian elephants, sea turtles and other endangered species. Become a part of the GIVE family and empower rural communities in Nepal, Thailand, Laos, Nicaragua and Tanzania.
Traveling with GIVE takes you off the beaten path and truly immerses you in the local culture. You’ll also take part in epic adventures like an African safari, trekking with elephants, sand-boarding down an active volcano, scuba diving, swimming with wild dolphins, trekking to Everest base camp, whitewater and bamboo rafting, and so much more.
Seeing is Believing. Watch our video to see GIVE in action: https://www.givevolunteers.org/get-inspired/videos/ You can also visit their website and apply online at www.givevolunteers.org.
You are welcome to attend any of the workshops below. For questions, contact Joi Hook at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Thursday, September 5, 2019||State Literacy Plan Informational Workshop||PCOB 112||12:30||3:30|
|Friday, September 6, 2019||MTDS Emerging Level I: Beginning Teacher Assistance Program – Springfield Cohort 1||PCOB 112||8:30||3:00|
|Friday, September 6, 2019||Missouri Dyslexia Shaywitz Workshop||PCOB 016||9:00||3:00|
|Monday, September 9, 2019||VIRTUAL – 8 Effective Classroom practices||ZOOM||9:00||11:00|
|Tuesday, September 10, 2019||Trauma Informed Strategies and Practices||PCOB 112||8:30||2:30|
|Wednesday, September 11, 2019||New to MAP-A Training||PCOB 112||8:30||2:30|
|Thursday, September 12, 2019||SW MLDS Emerging Yr. 2. Cohort Regional Meeting: September 12||PCOB 112||8:30||2:30|
|Friday, September 13, 2019||MTDS Emerging Level I: Beginning Teacher Assistance Program – Springfield Cohort 2||PCOB 112||8:30||3:00|
|Friday, September 13, 2019||Change Agents for Equity, Language and Literacy Program||Holiday Inn – Glenstone – Ranier Hall||8:00||3:00|
|Tuesday, September 17, 2019||LETRS – Cohort 1 – Day 1||PCOB 112||8:30||3:30|
|Wednesday, September 18, 2019||New to MAP-A Training||PCOB 112||8:30||2:30|
|Friday, September 20, 2019||Missouri Connections Site/Staff Administrator Training||PCOB 320||1:00||3:00|
|Friday, September 20, 2019||Missouri Connections & the Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP) – CIS360||PCOB 320||8:30||11:30|
|Monday, September 23, 2019||VIRTUAL – Supporting English Learners in the Classroom: Session one of three||ZOOM||9:00||11:00|
|Wednesday, September 25, 2019||MTDS: TAG: Teacher Academy Graduates – Springfield Cohort||PCOB 204||8:30||3:00|
|Wednesday, September 25, 2019||SW Region MLDS Developing 1 Leaders Series: Session 1 September 25th||PCOB 112||8:30||2:30|
|Friday, September 27, 2019||New to MAP-A Training||PCOB 112||8:30||2:30|
|Monday, September 30, 2019||VIRTUAL – Understanding Dyslexia||ZOOM||9:00||11:00|
|Monday, September 30, 2019||Compliance Boot Camp||PCOB 112||8:30||3:00|
2019-2020 Promotion/Tenure Meetings
September 18, 2019 CLSE Department Meeting 10:00 a.m. PCOB 16
CAEP Onsite Visit: November 3-5, 2019
All notes/minutes from Leadership Council, Faculty Advisory Council, Budget Committee, and College Council are on the COE website: https://education.missouristate.edu/
Keep Calm and September On,