The 2021 MSTA convention will be November 18 & 19 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia, Missouri.

Breakout sessions take place on Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. Sessions can be 60 minutes in length or two hours to allow for deeper learning. 

Each session’s presenter(s) will receive an honorarium that will be a fair compensation. The amount of the compensation will be determined based upon the presentation format of this event.

Roundtrip mileage will be reimbursed at the rate of $0.50 per mile.

Proposals are suggested but not limited to the following topics:

  • Behavior Management
  • Best practices for classroom teachers teaching students with special needs
  • Best practices for ELL/Migrant students
  • Blended learning/Flipped Classrooms
  • Brain-Based Teaching and Learning
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Dyslexia
  • Engagement of learners
  • Feedback
  • Game-based learning
  • Google Classroom
  • Growth mindset
  • Mobile Learning
  • Personalized Learning
  • Project Based Learning
  • Response to Intervention (RtI)
  • Self Care/ Work-Life balance
  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Standard-Based Teaching and Learning
  • Trauma-Informed Teaching
  • Understanding by Design (UbD)

Submission and Selection Process

The deadline for submitting proposals is May 7. All proposals must be submitted using the online form on the MSTA website. You will receive a confirmation for your records after you submit the form. A group of educators will review each session proposal. Presenters will be notified by July 31 if their proposal is accepted.  Submit a separate form for each presentation topic.

Proposals will be reviewed based on the following criteria:

  • How the content adds value to instruction?
  • How the content impacts student learning?
  • How the content enhances educator acumen?
  • How the content aligns to the Missouri Teacher Standards?
  • How the content aligns to School Improvement Plans?

Accepted presenters must return completed/signed agreement by August 13.

Presenters must submit bio and electronic handouts that will be included in the convention app by October 1.