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1. MTDS Mastering: Foundations of Coaching and Mentoring (SOUTHEAST)

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Location: 1 Catapult (Cape Girardeau, MO) [map]

Dates: 8/2/2023 to 4/10/2024

This program offers learning and support for mentor teachers. 

MTDS Mastering: Foundations of Coaching and Mentoring is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System.

This opportunity provides:

-coaching, observation, and feedback training and support.

-consultant support

-regional networking with other mentor teachers

-opportunities to apply newly acquired skills with beginning teachers

-competency-based programming

 

2. LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 1 (Southeast RPDC Location)

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Location: 1 Southeast Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Cape Girardeau, MO) [map]

Dates: 8/7/2023 to 4/9/2024

Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to extend research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. Instruction is a mixture of face-to-face learning through structured modules and online videos of effective classroom instruction. Participants in this group must acquire LETRS materials prior to the Launch. If more information is needed, email kengelen@semo.edu, vallgier@semo.edu, or crodgers@semo.edu.

Training dates for this cohort group are 8/7/23 for a half-day launch, then full day trainings on 10/3/23, 12/1/23, 2/8/24, 4/9/24. Each full day will address each of the four LETRS Units respectively. There is one charge for the series.

3. LETRS Volume 2, Cohort 1 (Southeast RPDC Location)

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Location: 1 Southeast Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Cape Girardeau, MO) [map]

Dates: 8/22/2023 to 4/9/2024

Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to extend research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. Instruction is a mixture of face-to-face learning through structured modules and online videos of effective classroom instruction. The primary areas of focus for this volume are vocabulary, comprehension, and writing. Participants in this group must acquire LETRS Volume 2 materials prior to the first session. If more information is needed, email kengelen@semo.edu, vallgier@semo.edu, or crodgers@semo.edu.

Full-day training dates for this Volume 2 cohort group are 8/22/23, 10/4/23, 2/8/24, 4/9/24. Each full day training will address each of the four LETRS Units, 5 thru 8, respectively.

4. MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program A (BTAP) (Southeast) COHORT 5

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Location: 1 Kennett Higher Education Center (Kennett, MO)

Dates: 8/31/2023 to 3/21/2024

Beginning teachers are one of our greatest assets. Yet, 17% of teachers leave the career within the first five years (Gray et al., 2015). Effective professional development is a key factor of teacher retention (Podolsky et al., 2018). 

This program is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System

MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) meets Missouri's BTAP certification requirements.

This opportunity provides:

-networking with other new teachers and educational consultants

-just-in-time learning (critical firsts)

-awareness of the phases of a new teacher

-relationship-building skills

-on-demand learning, including videos by Mike Rutherford

MTDS BTAP meets Missouri's BTAP certification requirements.

5. MTDS Purposeful Lesson Planning (SOUTHEAST) Cohort 3

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Location: 1 Kennett Higher Education Center (Kennett, MO)

Dates: 9/8/2023 to 2/28/2024

You made it through year one, but your learning never stops! Continue your growth as an emerging teacher! 

Purposeful Lesson Planning (formerly BTAP B) offers continued support for early career teachers.

To celebrate the completion of a successful first year of teaching, MTDS: Purposeful Lesson Planning includes a statewide event featuring Mike Rutherford, author of The Artisan Teacher! Participants will also receive a copy of Mike's book The Artisan Teacher.

MTDS: Purposeful Lesson Planning is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System and is open to any teacher who has completed a Beginning Teacher Assistance Program in Missouri.

This opportunity provides:

-access to experts- statewide event with Mike Rutherford!

-access to on-demand learning, including Mike Rutherford's MTDS series

-consultant support

-networking with other teachers

-competency-based programming

6. Southeast Science Educators Regional Collaboration Meetings

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Location: 1 Catapult (Cape Girardeau, MO) [map]

Dates: 9/8/2023 to 4/26/2024

Join other science educators from the Southeast Region as we share resources and evidence-based practices. Come ready to network and collaborate across southeast districts at these free sessions on September 8, November 17, February 16, and April 26 from 9am-2pm at the Southeast RPDC.

7. MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program A (BTAP) (Southeast) COHORT 1

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Location: 1 Southeast Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Cape Girardeau, MO) [map]

Dates: 9/12/2023 to 3/4/2024

Closed

Beginning teachers are one of our greatest assets. Yet, 17% of teachers leave the career within the first five years (Gray et al., 2015). Effective professional development is a key factor of teacher retention (Podolsky et al., 2018). 

This program is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System

MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) meets Missouri's BTAP certification requirements.

This opportunity provides:

-networking with other new teachers and educational consultants

-just-in-time learning (critical firsts)

-awareness of the phases of a new teacher

-relationship-building skills

-on-demand learning, including videos by Mike Rutherford

MTDS BTAP meets Missouri's BTAP certification requirements.

8. MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program A (BTAP) (Southeast) COHORT 2

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Location: 1 Southeast Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Cape Girardeau, MO) [map]

Dates: 9/13/2023 to 3/1/2024

Beginning teachers are one of our greatest assets. Yet, 17% of teachers leave the career within the first five years (Gray et al., 2015). Effective professional development is a key factor of teacher retention (Podolsky et al., 2018). 

This program is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System

MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) meets Missouri's BTAP certification requirements.

This opportunity provides:

-networking with other new teachers and educational consultants

-just-in-time learning (critical firsts)

-awareness of the phases of a new teacher

-relationship-building skills

-on-demand learning, including videos by Mike Rutherford

MTDS BTAP meets Missouri's BTAP certification requirements.

9. MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program A (BTAP) (Southeast) COHORT 3

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Location: 1 Kennett Higher Education Center (Kennett, MO)

Dates: 9/14/2023 to 3/25/2024

Beginning teachers are one of our greatest assets. Yet, 17% of teachers leave the career within the first five years (Gray et al., 2015). Effective professional development is a key factor of teacher retention (Podolsky et al., 2018). 

This program is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System

MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) meets Missouri's BTAP certification requirements.

This opportunity provides:

-networking with other new teachers and educational consultants

-just-in-time learning (critical firsts)

-awareness of the phases of a new teacher

-relationship-building skills

-on-demand learning, including videos by Mike Rutherford

MTDS BTAP meets Missouri's BTAP certification requirements.

10. MTDS Teacher Academy (SOUTHEAST)

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Location: 1 Catapult (Cape Girardeau, MO) [map]

Dates: 9/20/2023 to 4/22/2024

This program offers support for mid-career teachers.

MTDS Teacher Academy is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System and is open to any teacher who has:

-completed a Beginning Teacher Assistance Program in MO

-completed at least 3 years of successful teaching

-a strong desire for professional improvement

This opportunity provides:

-Statewide event with national expert, John Antonetti

-a copy John's book: 17,000 Classroom Visits Can't Be Wrong

-access to on-demand learning modules to enrich teacher learning anywhere and anytime

-consultant support

-networking with other teachers

-competency-based programming

11. MTDS Purposeful Lesson Planning (SOUTHEAST) Cohort 1

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Location: 1 Southeast Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Cape Girardeau, MO) [map]

Dates: 9/26/2023 to 4/2/2024

You made it through year one, but your learning never stops! Continue your growth as an emerging teacher! 

Purposeful Lesson Planning (formerly BTAP B) offers continued support for early career teachers.

To celebrate the completion of a successful first year of teaching, MTDS: Purposeful Lesson Planning includes a statewide event featuring Mike Rutherford, author of The Artisan Teacher! Participants will also receive a copy of Mike's book The Artisan Teacher.

MTDS: Purposeful Lesson Planning is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System and is open to any teacher who has completed a Beginning Teacher Assistance Program in Missouri.

This opportunity provides:

-access to experts- statewide event with Mike Rutherford!

-access to on-demand learning, including Mike Rutherford's MTDS series

-consultant support

-networking with other teachers

-competency-based programming

12. Science of Reading for Administrators

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Location: 1 Southeast Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Cape Girardeau, MO) [map]

Dates: 9/27/2023 to 4/10/2024

This is a series of three half-days, 9:00AM - 1:00PM, on Septemeber 27, January 24, and April 10. We will do a deep dive into the science of reading and what it looks like in K-12 classrooms. You will experience what it's like to learn to read first-hand and why students may struggle in that process. You will also be exposed to different student screeners and assessments, scopes and sequesnces, and the five pillars of reading, based on how the brain learns to read. We will cover the importance of systematic, explicit instruction and provide look-fors to use as you make classroom observations.

13. Math Collaborative Group

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Location: 1 Catapult (Cape Girardeau, MO) [map]

Dates: 9/28/2023 to 3/7/2024

This 4-part series is designed for instructional coaches, teacher leaders, and interventionists who support the teaching and learning of mathematics. The focus will be on increasing student engagement through research-based best practices to impact student learning. Participants will have the added opportunity of networking with others, sharing resources, and building their leadership capacity.

14. MTDS Purposeful Lesson Planning (SOUTHEAST) Cohort 2

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Location: 1 Southeast Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Cape Girardeau, MO) [map]

Dates: 9/28/2023 to 4/3/2024

You made it through year one, but your learning never stops! Continue your growth as an emerging teacher! 

Purposeful Lesson Planning (formerly BTAP B) offers continued support for early career teachers.

To celebrate the completion of a successful first year of teaching, MTDS: Purposeful Lesson Planning includes a statewide event featuring Mike Rutherford, author of The Artisan Teacher! Participants will also receive a copy of Mike's book The Artisan Teacher.

MTDS: Purposeful Lesson Planning is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System and is open to any teacher who has completed a Beginning Teacher Assistance Program in Missouri.

This opportunity provides:

-access to experts- statewide event with Mike Rutherford!

-access to on-demand learning, including Mike Rutherford's MTDS series

-consultant support

-networking with other teachers

-competency-based programming

15. Classroom Management Cohort 23-24

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Location: 1 Southeast Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Cape Girardeau, MO) [map]

Dates: 10/11/2023 to 3/14/2024

Closed
This is a 3 day series for teachers who want to collaborate about effective classroom management and dig deeper into research based practices. The cohort also includes coaching/observation sessions after the first two workshops. Topics to be discussed include: Classroom expected behaviors, procedures and routines, relationships, supportive classroom culture and differentiated lesson design.

16. MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program A (BTAP) (Southeast) COHORT 4

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Location: 1 Southeast Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Cape Girardeau, MO) [map]

Dates: 10/19/2023 to 3/27/2024

Beginning teachers are one of our greatest assets. Yet, 17% of teachers leave the career within the first five years (Gray et al., 2015). Effective professional development is a key factor of teacher retention (Podolsky et al., 2018). 

This program is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System

MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) meets Missouri's BTAP certification requirements.

This opportunity provides:

-networking with other new teachers and educational consultants

-just-in-time learning (critical firsts)

-awareness of the phases of a new teacher

-relationship-building skills

-on-demand learning, including videos by Mike Rutherford

MTDS BTAP meets Missouri's BTAP certification requirements.

17. Jr. High/ High School Math Network

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Location: 1 Catapult (Cape Girardeau, MO) [map]

Dates: 10/24/2023 to 3/6/2024

This two part series is intended for math teachers grades 7-12. The focus of the group will be to share research based teaching strategies, new resources, and examine the progression of learning math skills as students progress from Kindergarten up to you. Participants will have the opportunity to network and collaborate with other teachers who teach the same content/ courses as you. This is a great opportunity for veteran teachers to build their leadership capacity and for new teachers to learn from their peers.

18. Diving Deeper into Grades 3-5

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Location: 1 Catapult (Cape Girardeau, MO) [map]

Dates: 11/1/2023 to 3/18/2024

Wait List
This three part series will focus on instruction for developing conceptual understanding across the domains. We will explore strategies for promoting student reasoning and critical thinking. Each session will show the learning progression of the priority standards in Grades 3-5. Teachers will have the opportunity to collaborate with peers across the region and explore quality resources.

Session 1- Multiplication and Division
Session 2- Fractions
Session 3- Geometry

19. Diving Deeper into Grades 6-8

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Location: 1 Catapult (Cape Girardeau, MO) [map]

Dates: 11/8/2023 to 3/27/2024

Wait List
This three-part series will focus on instruction for developing conceptual understanding across the domains. We will explore strategies for promoting student reasoning and critical thinking. Each session will show the learning progression of the priority standards in Grades 6-8. Teachers will have the opportunity to collaborate with peers across the region and explore quality resources.
Session 1- Expressions, Equations, Inequalities & Number Sense and Operations
Session 2- Ratios and Proportional Relationships
Session 3- Data Analysis, Statistics and Probability

20. IDEAdministrator Team Training: What All Administrators Need to Know About Special Education

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Location: 1 Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center (Cape Girardeau, MO)

Dates: 11/29/2023 to 3/18/2024

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) regulations can be complex and challenging to understand how to implement in a school setting. In this two part series designed specially for Administrators, Betsey Helfrich, Esq. Law Office of Betsey A. Helfrich and Tiffiney Smith, SE RPDC Compliance Consultant, will share information related to Special Education practices, procedures, legal issues and current trends. Topics to be covered include: IEP team meetings, IEP development and implementation, Special Education evaluations and eligibility, and IDEA related disciple procedures. This training is designed specifically for building and district level administrators (Principals, Assistant Principals, Superintendents, Special Education Directors). It is highly recommended that teams consisting of Administrators and Special Education Directors attend this training together in order to develop a team approach to district Special Education practices.

21. MAPing Your Way to a Proficient Math Student

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Location: 1 Southeast Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Cape Girardeau, MO) [map]

Dates: 2/28/2024

Starting Today
This full-day workshop is open to any math teacher. We will be focusing on research-based instructional strategies and planning that aligns to Missouri Learning Standards. The group will examine DESE documents, tools, and resources that can help teachers as they work to deepen their level of questioning on assessments.

22. Special Education Compliance Connection: South

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Location: See Below (Kirksville, MO)

Dates: 3/19/2024

Compliance Connection is a networking opportunity for Special Education Directors. Information regarding Sped Compliance Hot Topics will be shared and Directors will have an opportunity to network with one another.
South Meetings will be held at Pemiscot County Career and Technical Center, Hayti, MO.
North Meetings will be held on the campus of North St.Francois School District in the Primary Building.
SEMO Meetings will be held on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University at the University Center, Redhawks Room.

23. The Science of Reading and What It Means in Special Education

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Location: 1 University Center Program Lounge (Cape Girardeau, MO)

Dates: 3/20/2024

Closed
The Science of Reading has been in our educational vocabulary for awhile now, but what does it really mean for special education students and teachers? This training will give participants an overview of the Science of Reading and then dive into solid reading instruction. Learn how to maximize your instructional minutes with assessments and data steeped in the Science of Reading. Then explore how the data will drive instruction and goals for your students. Reading resources will be shared for push-in and pull-out instruction, with a focus on student need, no matter what the grade level.

24. Special Education Compliance Connection: North

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Location: See Below (Kirksville, MO)

Dates: 3/20/2024

Compliance Connection is a networking opportunity for Special Education Directors. Information regarding Sped Compliance Hot Topics will be shared and Directors will have an opportunity to network with one another.
South Meetings will be held at Pemiscot County Career and Technical Center, Hayti, MO.
North Meetings will be held on the campus of North St.Francois School District in the Primary Building.
SEMO Meetings will be held on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University at the University Center, Redhawks Room.

25. Special Education Compliance Connection:SEMO

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Location: 1 University Center (Cape Girardeau, MO) [map]

Dates: 3/21/2024

Compliance Connection is a networking opportunity for Special Education Directors. Information regarding Sped Compliance Hot Topics will be shared and Directors will have an opportunity to network with one another.
South Meetings will be held at Pemiscot County Career and Technical Center, Hayti, MO.
North Meetings will be held on the campus of North St.Francois School District in the Primary Building.
SEMO Meetings will be held in Cape Girardeau on Southeast Missouri University campus, Redhawk Room.

26. Literacy Collaborative Group

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Location: 1 University Center (Cape Girardeau, MO) [map]

Dates: 3/27/2024

Attention elementary literacy leaders! This is the place for you! We will explore best practices in reading and writing instruction as we work together collaboratively to problem solve issues relevant to our work in intervention. Each session will involve new learning that can be taken back and shared with teachers in your buildings to deeen their understanding of how children learn to read. The format will be very interactive and adaptive. (Note: You must enroll in each session separately. It is not mandatory to attend all five sessions. Each session will have a different topic.)

27. MTDS Mastering: Professional Development Committee

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Location: 1 University Center (Cape Girardeau, MO) [map]

Dates: 4/24/2024

These sessions are designed for members of professional development committees who want to provide powerful professional development opportunities for their schools and districts.

Participants will:

-Understand the roles and responsibilities of effective Professional Development Committees (PDCs)

-Examine the relationship between student growth, educator evaluation and professional learning

-Explore the criteria for evaluating professional development and the appropriate budgeting of funds.

- Draft or review their PDC Plan for the school year using Missouri Professional Learning Guidelines (revised 2020) and district/building goals.

This program is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System (mo-mtds.net) 

Suggested items to bring to aid in discussion:

-Current PDC Plan 

-CSIP 

-Building school improvement goals

-Needs assessment results (if available) 

-District/building focus areas for educator evaluation and teacher growth plans (if available)

28. Literacy Collaborative Group

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Location: 1 Southeast Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Cape Girardeau, MO) [map]

Dates: 5/3/2024

Attention elementary literacy leaders! This is the place for you! We will explore best practices in reading and writing instruction as we work together collaboratively to problem solve issues relevant to our work in intervention. Each session will involve new learning that can be taken back and shared with teachers in your buildings to deeen their understanding of how children learn to read. The format will be very interactive and adaptive. (Note: You must enroll in each session separately. It is not mandatory to attend all five sessions. Each session will have a different topic.)

29. EDTECH ACADEMY 2024: A Next Generation Teaching & Learning Conference

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Location: 1 Southeast Missouri State University - Cape Girardeau (Cape Girardeau, MO) [map]

Audience: ALL EDUCATORS - Elementary Teachers, Secondary Teachers, Post-Secondary Instructors/Professors, Library Media Specialists, Building Administrators, District-Level Administrators, Instructional Technology Specialists, Instructional Coaches, etc.

Dates: 6/18/2024

Creating Meaningful Learning Experiences in 21st Century Schools and Classrooms!

Learn - Connect - Grow - Lead - Innovate. Calling all educators! Join us for EdTech Academy @ Southeast on June 18, 2024! This is a next generation teaching and learning conference for PK-20 educators. Discover ways to implement effective teaching and learning practices in an ever-evolving educational landscape. Gain fresh and innovative ideas, strategies, tools, and resources that engage and empower students, enhance curriculum, improve instruction, and deepen learning. Learn ways to effectively leverage the power of technology to create meaningful, authentic, and relevant learning experiences in 21st century schools and classrooms-experiences that provide students opportunities for critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity. Explore with other educators ways to transform teaching and learning in your classroom, and discover how together we can lead next-gen learning.

You don't want to miss this distinct learning opportunity with inspiring and dynamic educational leaders! Kicking off the event as Keynote Speaker, will be none other than MR. WESTON KIESCHNICK! He will inspire us to go forth, be bold, and educate for the future!

The EdTech Academy Team is also looking for relevant breakout session proposals that show a passion for education, effective and innovative teaching & learning practices, active student-centered learning, student engagement, or other educational topics. Submit a proposal here.

Visit the event site for more info.

Lunch will be provided, and there will be prizes at the end of the day!

Please bring a device for hands-on, interactive learning.