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1. Special Education Discipline 101: Just the Basics (Virtual Training)

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

Dates: 12/1/2021

Students with disabilities are afforded additional protections related to school discipline. Both the IDEA and Section 504 grant procedural rights to students that schools must follow before or when a disciplinary change of placement occurs. For special education professionals, administrators or any school professional, this presentation, led by school attorney Betsey Helfrich, will examine the federal and Missouri requirements regarding discipline and go back to the basics to provide a deeper understanding of the applicable rules to follow and practical guidance to help implement the law. Using case law and common scenarios, this presentation will answer your biggest questions regarding the discipline of students with disabilities.

2. MLDS III Sustaining Leadership (Leadership Academy)

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 6/13/2022 to 6/14/2023

As a member of this year-long academy, your learning will be focused on Missouri Leadership Development System competencies for the developing leader. The Leadership Academy emphasizes the importance of building capacity of instructional practices correlated to high academic achievement for students. Total Registration cost ($600) will be made payable to your local center or RPDC. $300 will be made payable to YMCA of the Ozarks Outdoor Learning Experience and is located in Potosi, MO at the YMCA. The dates for OLE are: October 26-29, 2022. Winter Meeting is January 12-13, 2023 at Hilton Garden Inn and Conference Center, Columbia MO. Graduation is June 14-16, 2023. Regional meetings are scheduled on the following dates: September 22, November 30, February 7 or 8 TBD, and April 11. These meetings are held from 9AM until 3PM in Room 202 at the RPDC. Scholarships are available through the RPDC.

2022-2023 MLDS III - Leadership Academy Dates:
June 13-15- Leadership Academy Kickoff
September 22- Regional Mtg. I-RPDC
October 26-29- Outdoor Leadership Experience- Potosi, MO
November 30- Regional Mtg. II-RPDC
January 12,13- Leadership Academy Winter Meeting-Columbia, MO- subject to change
February 7 or 8 TBD- Regional Mtg. III-RPDC
April 11- Regional Mtg. IV-RPDC
June 14-16- Leadership Academy Completer Meeting-GRADUATION-Columbia, MO

For Additional Information Contact Vince Powell at 573.803.7754

3. MLDS New Leaders (Year 1)

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 7/27/2022 to 2/1/2023

The Missouri Leadership Development System provides support to new leaders to allow them to be successful in their first "Building Leadership" position.

Year 1 dates include:
July 27, 2022 - Regional Meeting I
September 20, 2022 - Regional Meeting II
November 15 or 16 or 17, 2022 - Feedback and Coaching Lab (various school sites) - Attend only one date.
January 10, 2023 - Regional Meeting III
February 1 or 2 or 9, 2023 - Feedback and Coaching Lab (various school sites) - Attend only one date.

For additional information, contact Vince Powell at 573.803.7754

4. MTDS Mastering: Foundations of Coaching and Mentoring SOUTHEAST

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 8/5/2022 to 4/14/2023

This 4-meeting 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

 

MTDS Mastering: Foundations of Coaching and Mentoring emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies:

Managing a Classroom: Manages Behavior, Creates & Manages a Learning Environment, Communicates Progress Toward Learning Goals

Being a Professional: Supports School District Vision, Mission, & Goals

Designing Instruction: Develops Research-Based Instruction

Reflecting on Practice: Sets Growth Goals

5. LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 3 Southeast RPDC

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 8/8/2022 to 4/4/2023

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. Participants in this group must acquire LETRS materials prior to the Launch. If unsure how/where to purchase call 573-651-2083 or 573-651-2057 for that information or email crodgers@semo.edu or kengelen@semo.edu.

Training dates for this cohort group are 8/8/22 for a half-day launch, then full days trainings on 10/19/22, 12/7/22, 2/7/23, and 4/4/23. Each full day will address each of the four LETRS Units respectively. There will be one charge for the series.

6. LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 4 Southeast RPDC

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 8/8/2022 to 4/14/2023

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. Participants in this group must acquire LETRS materials prior to the Launch. If unsure how/where to purchase call 573-651-2083 or 573-651-2057 for that information or email crodgers@semo.edu or kengelen@semo.edu.

Training dates for this cohort group are 8/8/22 for a half-day launch, then full days trainings on 10/21/22, 12/16/22, 2/8/23, and 4/14/23. Each full day will address each of the four LETRS Units respectively. There will be one charge for the series.

7. The 101 on Section 504

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 8/9/2022

Join special education attorney Betsey Helfrich, and Anne Bradley, former attorney at the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights as they review Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. From the background of the law all the way through the 504 process, this Section 504 training will answer your biggest questions about compliance and examine implementation of the law in practical terms. Whether you are a 504 pro in need of a refresher course or new to Section 504 and in need of the basics, this presentation will provide real world examples and tips for everyone who is involved in the 504 process.

8. Section 504 Fixer Upper

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 8/9/2022

Join special education attorney Betsey Helfrich, and Anne Bradley, former attorney at the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights for this high energy and hands-on deep dive into Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For each step of the Section 504 process, from referral to drafting the plan, this presentation will take your everyday 504 language and "fix it up" to make it legally sound. With practical tips and real case examples, this presentation will help provide a deeper understanding of how to improve your Section 504 documentation.

9. MAP-A: The Second TIme and Beyond

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 9/1/2022

This "MAP-A: The Second Time and Beyond" provides an opportunity for participants to take their knowledge of this assessment process to the next level. There will be a focus on embedding the alternative standards (Essential Elements) in daily instruction for our students with significant cognitive impairment while building student knowledge and growth toward their target for each testlet. A review will include any annual updates to the assesment process, as well as Educator Portal. Participants have the opportunity to stay after the training to plan for instruction using the blueprint for Essential Elements.

10. LETRS Volume 2, Cohort 1 Southeast RPDC

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 9/6/2022 to 3/2/2023

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 two primary areas of focus for this volume are comprehension and writing. Participants in this group must acquire LETRS Volume 2 materials two months prior to Session 1 to allow ample time to process content before the first training. Materials should be purchased from Lexia Learning. If unsure how/where to purchase call 573-651-2083 or 573-651-2057 for that information or email crodgers@semo.edu or kengelen@semo.edu. Full day training dates for this cohort group are 9/6/22, 10/31/22, 1/13/23, and 3/2/23. These four trainings will address Units 5 thru 8, respectively. There will be one charge for all four sessions after attendance of the first training.

11. MLDS IV Sustaining Leadership

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 9/6/2022 to 4/12/2023

MLDS IV continues the growth of leaders who have completed MLDS Years 1 and 2 and MLDS III. MLDS IV works with leaders addressing pertinent topics in regard to their level of leadership and their growth as a leader. MLDS IV consists of 3 regional meetings and 1 learning lab. Meeting dates for the 2022-2023 school year are: September 6, November 2, January 10, and April 12.

12. MLDS New Leaders Year 2

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 9/7/2022 to 3/1/2023

Year 2 of Emerging Level provides new leaders with continued support which builds upon Year 1 training.

The Missouri Leadership Development System provides support to new leaders to allow them to be successful in their first "Building Leadership" position.

Year 2 dates include:
September 7, 2022 - Regional Meeting #1 Room Kem Hall-RPDC
October 4, 6 or 12, 2022 - School Culture Walk (off campus site) choose one
February 22, 2023 - Regional Meeting #2 Room Kem Hall-RPDC
March 2023 - School Walk Around (in your building)

For additional information, contact Vince Powell at 573.803.7754

13. MAP-A: The Second TIme and Beyond (North County School District)

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Location: 1 North County Primary Building (Bonne Terre, MO)

Dates: 9/9/2022

This "MAP-A: The Second Time and Beyond" provides an opportunity for participants to take their knowledge of this assessment process to the next level. There will be a focus on embedding the alternative standards (Essential Elements) in daily instruction for our students with significant cognitive impairment while building student knowledge and growth toward their target for each testlet. A review will include any annual updates to the assesment process, as well as Educator Portal. Participants have the opportunity to stay after the training to plan for instruction using the blueprint for Essential Elements.

14. MAP-A for the First Time

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 9/12/2022

"MAP-A for the First Time" professional learning builds participant knowledge in the process of completing the Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) for our students with the most significant cognnitive disabilities. Teachers will learn to utilize the process and components of this assessment, including the use of the Educator Portal, to embed the Essential Elements from the DLM into daily instructional opportunities for students. This process builds knowledge and capacity to demonstrate growth on the summative version of MAP-A.

15. MAP-A: The Second Time and Beyond (Pemiscot County Special School District Area)*

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Location: 1 Hayti, MO - Pemiscot Co. Spec. Scho. District (Hayti, MO)

Dates: 9/13/2022

This "MAP-A: The Second Time and Beyond" provides an opportunity for participants to take their knowledge of this assessment process to the next level. There will be a focus on embedding the alternative standards (Essential Elements) in daily instruction for our students with significant cognitive impairment while building student knowledge and growth toward their target for each testlet. A review will include any annual updates to the assesment process, as well as Educator Portal. Participants have the opportunity to stay after the training to plan for instruction using the blueprint for Essential Elements. *This is for anyone in Pemiscot County Special School District.*

16. ParaProfessionals who work with Individuals with Autism

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 9/14/2022

This workshop will focus on providing support staff with some of the basic information about applied behavioral procedures, working with behavior analysis in the classroom and how to select a behavioral strategy in the moment to reduce unexpected behavioral problems. The training will specifically target those schools and professionals working toward implementing the tiered service delivery model for ABA services, but will also be beneficial for those who are working with challenging students. Free workshop. *Lunch will be on your own.

17. Virtual Training: Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement Third Edition (KTEA3) Administration, Scoring and Score Interpretation

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

Dates: 9/14/2022 to 9/20/2022

Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement Third Edition (KTEA™-3) is an individually administered battery that provides in-depth assessment and evaluation of key academic skills. This virtual training will provide participants with detailed guidance on how to administer and score the KTEA-3, in addition to providing guidance on how to complete an error analysis and score interpretation. The training will be broken up into two, half day virtual sessions.

Dr. Gloria Maccow, Pearson trainer and licensed school psychologist will present the training.

18. MLDS Foundations for Experienced Leaders

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 9/15/2022 to 3/7/2023

Experienced Leaders with no prior MLDS participation.
Experience aligned cohorts.
Foundations will cover year one and year two content as needed by participants, and will consist of 3 regional meetings and two labs.

Foundations Dates Include:
September 15, 2022 - Regional Meeting 1
October 18 or 19, 2022 - Learning Lab 1 Various Sites, Pick one Date
November 15, 2022 - Regional Meeting 2
January 24 or 26, 2023 - Learning Lab 2 Various Sites, Pick One Date
March 7, 2023 - Regional Meeting 3

For Additional Information Contact Vince Powell at 573-803-7754

19. MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program B (Southeast) COHORT 1

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 9/15/2022 to 3/2/2023

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

This program offers continued support for early career teachers.

To celebrate the completion of a successful first year of teaching, MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program B 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 Beginning Teacher Assistance Program B 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

MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program B emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies:

Differentiates to Meet Unique Student Needs

Design lesson variations to: content, process, product, and/or environment based on analysis of student needs.

Plans Student Progress Monitoring

Plans formal and informal assessment strategies and documentation structures to check and record understanding of lesson targets during instruction.

Works in a Community of Practice

Participates in a community of practice to share evidence of effectiveness and progress towards curricular goals, plan curricular revisions, and discuss meeting student needs.

20. MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program B (Southeast) COHORT 2

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 9/16/2022 to 3/3/2023

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

This program offers continued support for early career teachers.

To celebrate the completion of a successful first year of teaching, MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program B 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 Beginning Teacher Assistance Program B 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

MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program B emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies:

Differentiates to Meet Unique Student Needs

Design lesson variations to: content, process, product, and/or environment based on analysis of student needs.

Plans Student Progress Monitoring

Plans formal and informal assessment strategies and documentation structures to check and record understanding of lesson targets during instruction.

Works in a Community of Practice

Participates in a community of practice to share evidence of effectiveness and progress towards curricular goals, plan curricular revisions, and discuss meeting student needs.

21. SW-PBS Tier 2 Sustain - Meeting 1

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 9/16/2022

BY INVITATION ONLY. This training is for Tier 2 teams who have completed Tier 2 Advanced and want to keep Tier 2 strong within their schools. The content of the two days will depend on the needs of the schools involved. This training may also be helpful for schools who are already implementing Tier 3 interventions, but again want to keep their Tier 2 interventions strong within their schools.

22. Components of Effective Literacy

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 9/19/2022 to 12/14/2022

This series-Components of Effective Literacy- is comprised of seven modules anchored in the Science of Reading. Each modules addresses different elements skilled readers possess, as well as the instructional elements necessary to produce success in reading. Research based practices are modeled and examined with participants to provide the opportunity for quality decision-making with regard to instruction and use of curriculum. Sessions will dive into 'what works' and provide hands-on application for preventing reading difficulities and intervening effecively to close the gap for struggling students. There are four dates for you to complete the Components of Effective Literacy-Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov.4 and Dec. 14.

23. SW-PBS Tier 3 - Meeting 1

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 9/20/2022

By Invitation Only. This training will consist of 4 days throughout the school year and is designed for SW-PBS school teams that have demonstrated readiness to develop a Tier 3 system of individualized support. School teams will build on the established school-wide system to develop an efficient process to serve high-risk students by learning how to conduct a Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) & use the results to develop a basic Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP). Sessions include instruction for collecting relevant student data using a variety of techniques, interpreting data to determine a competing pathway, identification of function-based intervention strategies, writing behavioral goals, options for monitoring implementation & student progress. Teams will engage in a guided practice opportunity for conducting a functional assessment & developing an appropriate intervention plan using data from a student in their own setting. Participants will use an evaluation rubric to assess features of their practice FBA-BIP.

Session 1 - Purposes of a Tier 3 team and establishing data decision rules for student identification.

Recommended participants: School administrator, participant with behavioral expertise, and participant with academic expertise. This will form your Tier 3 Core Team.

24. MTDS Teacher Academy (Southeast)

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 9/21/2022 to 4/13/2023

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

MTDS Teacher Academy emphasizes these MTDS Competencies:

Community Builder: Works in a Community of Practice (Shares innovative practices and revisions to instruction obtained from conducting action research and the use of emerging research within a community of practice)

Reflective Learner: Engages in Ongoing Reflective Practice (Reflects on, in, and for practice, focusing on: (a)directing future instruction by reflecting; and (b)monitoring progress, evaluating results, and adjusting instruction based on the use of action research and student growth data)

Instructional Designer: Uses Data to Make Decisions (Designs and adjusts lessons &/or learning goals in response to ongoing analysis of student needs based on multiple sources of data to meet individual learning needs and promote student progress)

Facilitator of Student Thinking & Learning: Engages Students in Content (Facilitates learning experiences that combine engaging qualities of work, high level thinking, and high-yield instructional strategies to engage students intellectually, academically, &/or emotionally in content and in advancing their own learning.

25. MAP-A: The Second Time and Beyond (Poplar Bluff Area)

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Location: 1 Poplar Bluff Administration Building (Poplar Bluff, MO) [map]

Dates: 9/22/2022

This "MAP-A: The Second Time and Beyond" provides an opportunity for participants to take their knowledge of this assessment process to the next level. There will be a focus on embedding the alternative standards (Essential Elements) in daily instruction for our students with significant cognitive impairment while building student knowledge and growth toward their target for each testlet. A review will include any annual updates to the assesment process, as well as Educator Portal. Participants have the opportunity to stay after the training to plan for instruction using the blueprint for Essential Elements.

26. MLDS III Sustaining Leadership

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 9/22/2022 to 4/11/2023

As a member of this year-long academy, your learning will be focused on Missouri Leadership Development System competencies for the developing leader. Regional meetings are scheduled on the following dates: September 22, November 30, February 7 or 8 TBD, and April 11. These meetings are held from 9AM until 3PM in Room 202 at the RPDC.

2022-2023 MLDS III

September 22- Regional Mtg. I-RPDC
November 30- Regional Mtg. II-RPDC
February 7 or 8 TBD- Regional Mtg. III-RPDC
April 11- Regional Mtg. IV-RPDC

For Additional Information Contact Vince Powell at 573.803.7754

27. MTDS Teacher Academy Graduates (Southeast)

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 9/22/2022 to 3/10/2023

This program offers support for mid-career teachers.

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

-completed MTDS Teacher Academy

-a strong desire for continuous professional improvement

This opportunity provides:

-State event with national expert, John Antonetti

-a copy of John's book: Powerful Task Design

-consultant support

-networking with other teachers

-competency-based programming

MTDS Teacher Academy Graduates emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies:

Reflective Learner: Engages in On-Going Reflective Practice (Reflects on, in, and for practice, focusing on: (a) directing future instruction by reflecting; and (b) monitoring progress, evaluating results, and adjusting instruction based on the use of action research and student growth data)

Instructional Designer: Develops Research-Based Instruction (Develops innovative instruction based on conducting and using action research that: (a) emphasizes essential concepts of content; (b) uses supplementary primary sources; (c) connects to student experience and culture; (d) meets the unique needs of diverse learners; and/or promotes student inquiry and interdisciplinary approaches)

Professional: Understands & Promotes the Profession (Gains awareness of the larger professional community, including regional, state, national, and global professional educational communities and governmental bodies that impact the profession; and revises personal philosophy of teaching)

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

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 9/27/2022 to 3/22/2023

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

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 and emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies:

  • Builds Relationships & Culture: Creating culturally responsive relationships built on trust and mutual respect for all
  • Creates & Manages a Learning Environment: Implementing classroom layouts and organizational strategies to:

-promote student interaction

-meet student needs and well-being

-minimize disruption

-allow teacher movement for monitoring student progress

-increase & manage student productivity

-encourage self-directed student learning

  • Develops Research-Based Instruction: Using research-based lesson planning models/practices to plan lessons that include:

-lesson targets

-activities, tasks, and/or experiences

-research-based and/or evidence-based strategies

-methods for monitoring/communicating student progress towards meeting lesson target

  • Engages Students in Content: Evaluating lessons to identify engaging qualities of work, high level thinking, and high-yield instructional strategies

29. MLDS VI Sustaining Leadership

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 9/28/2022 to 1/31/2023

Transformational leaders have completed Years 1-5 work in the Missouri Leadership Development System. MLDS VI level work allows experienced leaders to continue their growth through participation in the learning experiences and treatments of the transformational level. Three regional meetings and one learning lab will be held throughout the year.

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

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 9/28/2022 to 3/23/2023

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

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 and emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies:

  • Builds Relationships & Culture: Creating culturally responsive relationships built on trust and mutual respect for all
  • Creates & Manages a Learning Environment: Implementing classroom layouts and organizational strategies to:

-promote student interaction

-meet student needs and well-being

-minimize disruption

-allow teacher movement for monitoring student progress

-increase & manage student productivity

-encourage self-directed student learning

  • Develops Research-Based Instruction: Using research-based lesson planning models/practices to plan lessons that include:

-lesson targets

-activities, tasks, and/or experiences

-research-based and/or evidence-based strategies

-methods for monitoring/communicating student progress towards meeting lesson target

  • Engages Students in Content: Evaluating lessons to identify engaging qualities of work, high level thinking, and high-yield instructional strategies

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

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 9/29/2022 to 3/24/2023

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

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 and emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies:

  • Builds Relationships & Culture: Creating culturally responsive relationships built on trust and mutual respect for all
  • Creates & Manages a Learning Environment: Implementing classroom layouts and organizational strategies to:

-promote student interaction

-meet student needs and well-being

-minimize disruption

-allow teacher movement for monitoring student progress

-increase & manage student productivity

-encourage self-directed student learning

  • Develops Research-Based Instruction: Using research-based lesson planning models/practices to plan lessons that include:

-lesson targets

-activities, tasks, and/or experiences

-research-based and/or evidence-based strategies

-methods for monitoring/communicating student progress towards meeting lesson target

  • Engages Students in Content: Evaluating lessons to identify engaging qualities of work, high level thinking, and high-yield instructional strategies

32. SW-PBS Nuts and Bolts (Overview for New Staff and Administrators)

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 9/29/2022

If you are a teacher or administrator new to a district implementing SW-PBS, this workshop is just what you need to clarify your role. For SW-PBS schools currently implementing, this complimentary training will be from 9am - 3pm. A veteran team member is encouraged to attend with new staff to share what SW-PBS looks like specifically in your school/district.

33. Wanted: Better Outcomes for Middle and High School Struggling Readers

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 9/30/2022

This focus of this workshop is to help educators determine how to assist their struggling readers. We will look at what science says about reading, what role phonemic awareness and phonics play in their struggle, and how to increase student vocabulary acquisition. Participants will leave with several resources to use immediately in the classroom.

34. LETRS Volume 2, Cohort 2 Southeast RPDC

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 10/5/2022 to 4/3/2023

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 two primary areas of focus for this volume are comprehension and writing. Participants in this group must acquire LETRS Volume 2 materials two months prior to Session 1 to allow ample time to process content before the first training. Materials should be purchased from Lexia Learning. If unsure how/where to purchase call 573-651-2083 for that information or email crodgers@semo.edu. Full day training dates for this cohort group are 10/5/22, 11/28/22, 1/31/23, and 4/3/23. These four trainings will address Units 5 thru 8, respectively. There will be one charge for all four sessions after attendance of the first training.

35. SW-PBS Tier 3 Advanced - Meeting 1

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 10/11/2022

By invitation only. This training is intended for MO SW-PBS schools that have already completed the first year of Tier 3 training. The purpose of these sessions is to assist school teams that are already experienced in FBA-BIP to further develop a team-based approach to intensive, individualized behavior support. Focus will be on-going guided practice with the FBA-BIP process and a deeper understanding of using effective strategies when developing the behavior plan. Teams will have the opportunity to participate in case-study examples, and learn more about data collection tools. In depth study of data collection and metric selection, exploration of research, managing and organizing student file information, and analyzing systems and practices for data management and decision making. Additional topics for these trainings will include monitoring fidelity of implementation, determining the extent to which stakeholders value interventions currently in place using social validity data, working to engage and support families of students receiving Tier 3 interventions, evaluating outcomes, and impact of intervention on student achievement. Tier 3 teams will also have the opportunity to share information, resources, practices, and ideas with other teams.

Recommended participants: Tier 3 core team, including building administrator.

36. New to Special Education Academy

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 10/12/2022 to 11/3/2022

This two-day training will focus on the basics all new Special Education Teachers need to know and understand in order to have a successful start to their Special Education teaching career. Tiffiney Smith, Special Education Compliance Consultant and Susan Hekmat, Special Education Improvement Consultant, will provide teachers new to Special Education an overview of the foundational components of Special Education law, Special Education state regulations, compliance requirements for IEPs, evaluations, eligibility determinations, as well as, best practices for specially designed instruction and crafting appropriate transition plans. The information provided will be targeted towards teachers who are just starting their teaching careers in the field of Special Education.

37. SW-PBS Tier I Sustain - Meeting 1

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 10/13/2022

This workshop is designed for SW-PBS Tier 1 teams to sustain/maintain while Tier 2 and/or Tier 3 are being implemented. Below you will find a series of questions to reflect on before signing up for this workshop. If your school can say "yes" to any of the questions, then this workshop will help you sustain/maintain your Tier 1 systems.

Have you completed the first 3 years of Tier 1 training and your school is ready to implement Tier 2?

Is your school implementing Tier 2?

Is your school implementing Tier 3?

Please sign up separately for the Tier 1 Sustain Workshops:

October 13, 2022
January 18, 2023

Room: SE - RPDC KEM Hall

38. SW-PBS Tier 3 - Meeting 2

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 10/19/2022

By Invitation Only. This training will consist of 4 days throughout the school year and is designed for SW-PBS school teams that have demonstrated readiness to develop a Tier 3 system of individualized support. School teams will build on the established school-wide system to develop an efficient process to serve high-risk students by learning how to conduct a Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) & use the results to develop a basic Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP). Sessions include instruction for collecting relevant student data using a variety of techniques, interpreting data to determine a competing pathway, identification of function-based intervention strategies, writing behavioral goals, options for monitoring implementation & student progress. Teams will engage in a guided practice opportunity for conducting a functional assessment & developing an appropriate intervention plan using data from a student in their own setting. Participants will use an evaluation rubric to assess features of their practice FBA-BIP.

Session 1 - Purposes of a Tier 3 team and establishing data decision rules for student identification.

Recommended participants: School administrator, participant with behavioral expertise, and participant with academic expertise. This will form your Tier 3 Core Team.

39. Transition Academy: Prepping Students for Life

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 10/21/2022 to 11/15/2022

How do I prepare my students to transition to the next phase of life? Participants will learn to use valuable resources to support students in college or career readiness planning process for the future. We will discuss but not limited to Indicator 13, Student Led IEPs, Assessments, Self-Determination, and resources. This workshop will be Part I: Oct. 21 and Part II: Nov. 15.

40. SW-PBS Tier 2 Advanced - Meeting 1

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 10/25/2022

By Invitation Only. This training will consist of 5 days throughout the school year and is designed for schools who have completed Tier 2 training ad have implemented their initial function-based intervention for students at-risk, Check In/Check Out (CICO). Tier 2 Advanced training will offer teams additional function-based interventions for their school settings. Recommended participants: A building administrator along with school personnel who are designated to facilitate the intervention group, and at least one general education classroom teacher should attend these training sessions together.

Session 1 --This session will review Tier 2 Systems including data decision rules, the Advanced Tier Spreadsheet as well as current implementation of CICO and SSIG in buildings. Teams will discuss other possible interventions to add to their Tier 2 supports.

41. Virtual Training: WIAT 4 Administration, Scoring and Basic Interpretation

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

Dates: 10/25/2022 to 10/26/2022

WIAT-4 Administration, Scoring, and Basic Interpretation
This virtual training will be broken up into two, half day training sessions and will cover the fourth edition of the Wechsler Individual Achievement Test, a comprehensive measure of oral language, reading, written expression, and mathematics. The presenter will describe and demonstrate administration and scoring of the subtests, and basic interpretation of the results. Using sample data, lecture, and demonstration, the presenters will describe how WIAT-4 results are used to make diagnostic decisions and identify instructional recommendations.

As a result of attending this session, participants will:

• Describe administration directions for WIAT-4 subtests;

• Explain the interpretive process for WIAT-4 profiles;

• Describe the link between skills analysis and instructional recommendations

Training will be presented by Pearson trainer, Dr. Daniella Maglione. Dr. Maglione is a Florida Licensed School Psychologist and Certified School Psychologist. She received her M.S. in Counseling and Human Services and Ed.S. in School Psychology from Florida State University. Daniella received her PysD from National Louis University. Daniella is fluent and proficient in English and Spanish. Daniella was employed as a School Psychologist for Hillsborough County Schools for 17 years. She has previously presented at the national and state conferences on a variety of different topics to include Dyslexia, Memory Assessment, Cognitive Assessment, Autism, and Gifted issues. The Florida Association of School Psychology (FASP) nominated her as the 2014 Florida School Psychologist of the year for her work with Gifted English Language Learners (ELL) students. Daniella is also the co-author of the newly published Social Skills Improvement System (SSIS) SEL Brief and Mental Health Scales - Spanish Forms.

42. Social Emotional Learning Academy

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 10/26/2022

When looking at the future for our students, soft skills are important as an adult to maintain employment. Experiences to support Socail Emotional Learning (SEL) for our students should become an embeded practice utilized throughout all content areas at school. This process includes intrapersonal and interpersonal competencies to build skills for our students in a 4 areas: assertiveness, self-efficacy, self-regulation and conflict management. This ongoing process creates opportunities for student success, as well as postsecondary opportunities.

43. LETRS for Early Childhood Educators

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Location: SE RPDC-SE MO State Univ.-Cape Girardeau (Cape Girardeau, MO)

Dates: 11/7/2022 to 5/1/2023

This four-day series is designed to deepen your understanding of the what, why, and how of early literacy and language development, including assessment and instruction strategies. LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) provides the "science of reading” application of research into the classroom no matter the curriculum or program used. The blended learning format of this series includes three days of face-to-face training and self-paced online tutorials/videos of effective early childhood classroom instruction. The training dates are Nov. 7th, Jan. 4th, March 29th, and May 1st. SPECIAL NOTES: Participants must purchase LETRS Early Childhood Educator manual and online course from Lexia Learning (1-800-547-6747, ext. 5136) for $209, prior to the first session. Cost for face-to-face training is $25 per day. Total cost for the blended format is $. ($209 course materials + $100 Trainings = $309) RPDC billing occurs after the first day of attendance. For more information, please contact crodgers@semo.edu.

44. SW-PBS Tier 3 Sustain - Meeting 1

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 11/16/2022

BY INVITATION ONLY. This training is for Tier 3 teams who have completed Tier 3 Advanced and want to keep Tier 3 strong within their schools. The content of the two days will depend on the needs of the schools involved.

Dates:
November 11, 2021
and an on-site visit.

45. FBA Workshop with Dr. Patrick

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 11/17/2022

This presentation will focus on the differences between functional assessment and experimental analysis of behavior. A review of the four behavioral functions will be a focus of this presentation, as well as tying those to function based interventions. The presentation will identify appropriate behavior for both forms of behavioral analysis, appropriate data strategies to use for those forms of behavioral analysis, and identifying resources in the education community to support those interventions that have been identified based on behavioral function.

46. SW-PBS Tier 3 Advanced - Meeting 2

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 11/18/2022

By invitation only. This training is intended for MO SW-PBS schools that have already completed the first year of Tier 3 training. The purpose of these sessions is to assist school teams that are already experienced in FBA-BIP to further develop a team-based approach to intensive, individualized behavior support. Focus will be on-going guided practice with the FBA-BIP process and a deeper understanding of using effective strategies when developing the behavior plan. Teams will have the opportunity to participate in case-study examples, and learn more about data collection tools. In depth study of data collection and metric selection, exploration of research, managing and organizing student file information, and analyzing systems and practices for data management and decision making. Additional topics for these trainings will include monitoring fidelity of implementation, determining the extent to which stakeholders value interventions currently in place using social validity data, working to engage and support families of students receiving Tier 3 interventions, evaluating outcomes, and impact of intervention on student achievement. Tier 3 teams will also have the opportunity to share information, resources, practices, and ideas with other teams.

Recommended participants: Tier 3 core team, including building administrator.

47. Quality Eligibility Determinations

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Location: 1 SEMO University Center - Ballroom (Cape Girardeau, MO)

Dates: 12/8/2022

The focus of this workshop will be on the evaluation process from pre-referral to eligibility. We will look at how decisions are being made regarding which students to evaluate, how to determine what information needs to be gathered through assessments and then how to use that information in eligibility decisions. Information regarding the content of evaluation reports, based on the standards and indicators, will also be included.

48. SW-PBS Tier I Sustain - Meeting 2

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 1/18/2023

This workshop is designed for SW-PBS Tier 1 teams to sustain/maintain while Tier 2 and/or Tier 3 are being implemented. Below you will find a series of questions to reflect on before signing up for this workshop. If your school can say "yes" to any of the questions, then this workshop will help you sustain/maintain your Tier 1 systems.

Have you completed the first 3 years of Tier 1 training and your school is ready to implement Tier 2?

Is your school implementing Tier 2?

Is your school implementing Tier 3?

Please sign up separately for the Tier 1 Sustain Workshops:

October 13, 2022
January 18, 2023

Room: SE - RPDC - KEM Hall

49. SW-PBS Tier 3 - Meeting 3

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 1/25/2023

By Invitation Only. This training will consist of 4 days throughout the school year and is designed for SW-PBS school teams that have demonstrated readiness to develop a Tier 3 system of individualized support. School teams will build on the established school-wide system to develop an efficient process to serve high-risk students by learning how to conduct a Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) & use the results to develop a basic Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP). Sessions include instruction for collecting relevant student data using a variety of techniques, interpreting data to determine a competing pathway, identification of function-based intervention strategies, writing behavioral goals, options for monitoring implementation & student progress. Teams will engage in a guided practice opportunity for conducting a functional assessment & developing an appropriate intervention plan using data from a student in their own setting. Participants will use an evaluation rubric to assess features of their practice FBA-BIP.

Session 1 - Purposes of a Tier 3 team and establishing data decision rules for student identification.

Recommended participants: School administrator, participant with behavioral expertise, and participant with academic expertise. This will form your Tier 3 Core Team.

50. SW-PBS Tier 3 Advanced - Meeting 3

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 2/2/2023

By invitation only. This training is intended for MO SW-PBS schools that have already completed the first year of Tier 3 training. The purpose of these sessions is to assist school teams that are already experienced in FBA-BIP to further develop a team-based approach to intensive, individualized behavior support. Focus will be on-going guided practice with the FBA-BIP process and a deeper understanding of using effective strategies when developing the behavior plan. Teams will have the opportunity to participate in case-study examples, and learn more about data collection tools. In depth study of data collection and metric selection, exploration of research, managing and organizing student file information, and analyzing systems and practices for data management and decision making. Additional topics for these trainings will include monitoring fidelity of implementation, determining the extent to which stakeholders value interventions currently in place using social validity data, working to engage and support families of students receiving Tier 3 interventions, evaluating outcomes, and impact of intervention on student achievement. Tier 3 teams will also have the opportunity to share information, resources, practices, and ideas with other teams.

Recommended participants: Tier 3 core team, including building administrator.

51. SW-PBS Tier 2 Sustain - Meeting 2

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 2/16/2023

BY INVITATION ONLY. This training is for Tier 2 teams who have completed Tier 2 Advanced and want to keep Tier 2 strong within their schools. The content of the two days will depend on the needs of the schools involved. This training may also be helpful for schools who are already implementing Tier 3 interventions, but again want to keep their Tier 2 interventions strong within their schools.

52. SW-PBS Tier 3 - Meeting 4

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 3/16/2023

By Invitation Only. This training will consist of 4 days throughout the school year and is designed for SW-PBS school teams that have demonstrated readiness to develop a Tier 3 system of individualized support. School teams will build on the established school-wide system to develop an efficient process to serve high-risk students by learning how to conduct a Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) & use the results to develop a basic Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP). Sessions include instruction for collecting relevant student data using a variety of techniques, interpreting data to determine a competing pathway, identification of function-based intervention strategies, writing behavioral goals, options for monitoring implementation & student progress. Teams will engage in a guided practice opportunity for conducting a functional assessment & developing an appropriate intervention plan using data from a student in their own setting. Participants will use an evaluation rubric to assess features of their practice FBA-BIP.

Session 1 - Purposes of a Tier 3 team and establishing data decision rules for student identification.

Recommended participants: School administrator, participant with behavioral expertise, and participant with academic expertise. This will form your Tier 3 Core Team.

53. MTDS Mastering: Professional Development Committee SOUTHEAST

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 4/20/2023

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)