MSTA Presents

MSTA Presents is the official home for the Missouri State Teachers Association podcast content.

Listen on:

  • Apple Podcasts
  • Podbean App
  • Spotify
  • Amazon Music
  • Listen Notes
  • Podchaser


Tuesday Jan 17, 2023

On MSTA Presents, Todd speaks with MSTA Professional Developer, Darbie Valenti Huff about the February 8, Virtual New Teacher Summit. In addition, Darbie gets us caught up on all of MSTA's upcoming professional learning opportunities. 
Virtual New Teacher Summit
February 27 - Understanding Trauma and Challenging Behaviors One Day Event
If you have an idea for a workshop or presentation email us at

Wednesday Jan 11, 2023

MSTA Presents speaks with Mick Jackson, President and Dean of Faculty for VESi about MSTA's newest benefit - reasonably priced, online graduate courses. Up to nine credit hours for $200 total. If you have any questions about the benefit, you can email Todd Fuller at
Go here to learn more.

Tuesday Jan 03, 2023

Todd Fuller is joined by Director of Education Policy, Matt Michelson to discuss the 2023 legislative session as well as MSTA's January 31, Capitol Day. You can find out more information about Capitol Day here. 

Wednesday Nov 09, 2022

This is the last in our series of MSTA Convention workshop discussions. Today, Co-Presenters, Jennifer Moore and Ursulla Wadley share insight on their workshop, Challenging Behaviors, Not Challenging Students: Practical Solutions for Teachers. You can attend their presentation Thursday, November 17 at 3:30 - 4:30 or 4:45 - 5:45.

Wednesday Nov 09, 2022

On this episode of MSTA Presents, Mallory McGowin, Chief Communications Officer for Missouri's Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, discusses the Blue Ribbon Commission as well as Missouri's certification process for substitute teachers.
More information about Missouri's Blue Ribbon Commission.
If you have a topic for MSTA Presents, you can email Todd here.

Episode 14: Word Work that Works

Wednesday Nov 02, 2022

Wednesday Nov 02, 2022

Today, MSTA Presents had the opportunity to speak with MSTA Convention presenter, Robyn Haug about her workshop with Co-Presenter, Kimberly Gutchewsky entitled, Word Work That Works. 

Wednesday Oct 26, 2022

This week MSTA Presents begins a multipart series focusing on 2022 convention presenters. Our first presenter, Mackenzie Thompson is a teacher at Kelly High School in the Scott County R-IV School District. Mackenzie will be presenting a workshop titled, Setting Students up for Self-Efficacy. 

Episode 12: RootEd

Thursday Oct 20, 2022

Thursday Oct 20, 2022

This week MSTA spoke with Tracey Blaue, College and Career RootEd Advisor from Spokane H.S. and Kara Tinklepaugh, RootEd Regional Director about the RootEd program in Missouri and its focus on students in rural locations throughout the state.
Links mentioned in the show:
- U.S. News and World Report article written by Margie Vandeven, MO Commissioner of Education
- RootEd Website

Monday Oct 10, 2022

We had the chance to talk to Tara Martin, our 2022 Convention Keynote Speaker and Deep Dive Presenter. You can find out more about Tara at her website and make sure to sign up for the Deep Dive here. You won't want to miss this energetic and insightful presentation.

Episode 10: MOREnet

Thursday Oct 06, 2022

Thursday Oct 06, 2022

MSTA had the opportunity to talk to MOREnet Project Manager, Andy King about  MOREnet's professional learning opportunities, the Missouri High School Cybersecurity Challenge and the recently launched Open Educational Resources Hub.
Other links for topics discussed in the show:
Blog announcement for the OER Hub
Cybersecurity Challenge FAQ
Cybersecurity Challenge Registration
Computer Science Training - more to come after the first of the year curriculum PD 


MSTA Presents

MSTA Presents is the official home for the Missouri State Teachers Association podcast. Look for weekly episodes focusing on MSTA highlights, education news, professional learning and legislative updates. 


Copyright 2022 All rights reserved.

Podcast Powered By Podbean

Version: 20240320