NEW MISSOURI PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), Office of Childhood is excited to announce additional details for the new Missouri Professional Development (MOPD) system. The MOPD system will replace the OPEN Initiative Toolbox and the Missouri Workshop Calendar in June 2023.
Missouri Professional Development System Update
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is excited to share more details about the new Missouri Professional Development (MOPD) system. This is where you can find and register for clock hour trainings, access training reports, and much more. The MOPD system replaces the OPEN Initiative Toolbox and the MO Workshop Calendar.
Training on How to Use the System
Upon the launch of the MOPD system, each user will claim or create a profile and apply for membership. A recorded training to explain how to login and use features of the system will be offered on the website when the new system opens.
The new MOPD system will open on June 1 and can be accessed at https://earlyconnections.mo.gov/MOPD. Login and instructions buttons will appear on June 1 along with helpful tips and tutorials. There may be a delay in seeing some records on your profile if you submitted documents for review or took trainings during the old systems’ shut down or transition period (end of April 2023 through June 2023).
Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is required for logging into the MOPD system. MFA is a security measure that adds an extra layer of protection when accessing important accounts or services electronically. It works by asking you to provide two or more pieces of information, such as a password and a unique code sent to your phone or email address, before you are allowed to log in. This way, even if someone knows your password, they still can't access your account without the additional verification.
If you were previously ranked on the Education Matrix, initially you will not see your rank because the Education Matrix is being revised. Later this fall, the new Education Matrix will roll out and information will be shared about what this means to the user.
Learning Management System
Learning Management System (LMS) will have limited options from the Department initially but later this fall, more than 20 online on-demand trainings will be shared for low or no cost with credit given immediately after successful completion.
After May 31, inquiries about OPEN Initiative Toolbox and the MO Workshop Calendar will be handled by the MOPD System staff. Contact information is available at https://earlyconnections.mo.gov/MOPD.