2021 MSTA Convention

Nov. 18-19

Columbia, Missouri

Keynote Speaker Peter DeWitt

Peter DeWitt (Ed.D) is a former K-5 teacher (11 years) and principal (8 years). He is a school leadership coach who runs competency-based workshops and provides keynotes nationally and internationally focusing on school leadership (collaborative cultures and instructional leadership), as well as, fostering inclusive school climates. His work has been adopted at the state level, university level, and he works with numerous school districts, school boards, regional networks, ministries of education around North America, Australia, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the U.K. 

Peter writes the Finding Common Ground column for Education Week, which has been in circulation since 2011. In 2020 DeWitt co-created Education Week's A Seat At the Table where he moderates conversations with experts around the topics of race, gender, sexual orientation, research, trauma and many other educational topics. 

Additionally, DeWitt is the Series Editor for the Connected Educator Series (Corwin Press) and the Impact Series (Corwin Press) that include books by Viviane Robinson, Andy Hargreaves, Pasi Sahlberg, Yong Zhao and Michael Fullan. He is the 2013 School Administrators Association of New York State's (SAANYS) Outstanding Educator of the Year, and the 2015 Education Blogger of the Year (Academy of Education Arts & Sciences), and sits on numerous advisory boards. 

2021 Convention Schedule

Wednesday, Nov. 17 

7-9 p.m. Delegate Registration 

7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Silent Auction and Fun Night 

8:15 – 8:30 p.m. First-time delegate stand-up meeting 

  

Thursday, Nov. 18 

7-9:25 a.m. Delegate Registration 

7-8:30 a.m. Delegate Breakfast 

7:30-7:45 a.m. First-time delegate stand-up meeting 

8-8:45 a.m. Region Meetings 

9:15-11 a.m. Assembly of Delegates 

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Exhibits Open 

1-3 p.m. Assembly of Delegates 

3-5 p.m. Exhibits Open 

3:30-4:30 p.m. After school workshops 

4:45-5:45 p.m. After school workshops 

8-11 p.m. Ballroom Bash 

8-11 p.m. Game Room 

  

Friday, Nov. 19 

5:30-7 a.m. Walk/Run 

7:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. Exhibits Open 

7:30-8:30 a.m. Early bird workshops 

8-8:30 a.m. Unsung Heroes of MSTA breakfast 

9-10 a.m. Early bird workshops 

10:30 a.m. – noon General session 

12-4:30 p.m. Deep Dive 

Convention Workshops

All Missouri educators are welcome to register for our free workshops on Nov. 17-18. Topics include social-emotional learning, classroom management and student engagement.

 

Hotel Information

MSTA has reserved a block of rooms at the Holiday Inn Executive Center. Rooms are available for $112.95 per night. 

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