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1. Developing Standards-Based IEPs Linked to DLM Essential Elements

Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

Location: MOREnet Conference Room, Stadium Shoppes (Columbia, MO)

Dates: 11/30/2021

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Standards-Based IEPs Linked to DLM Essential Elements training takes the participant through the steps involved in "developing a process of planning that improves the development of the IEP and helps the IEP team participants see the importance of connecting instructional goals to the general curriculum and grade-level standards." Emphasis is placed on aligning IEP goals with the DLM Essential Elements.

2. Pathways for Teachers - Careers in Teaching Externship

Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

Location: Virtual Meeting (Springfield, MO)

Audience: High School Teachers in the Heart of MO-RPDC, Region 2 Area

Dates: 12/1/2021 to 1/12/2022

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Heart of MO Regional Professional Development Center and DESE Missouri Career Pathways are excited to offer an externship focusing on the ‘how and whys' of promoting careers in education. Registration is restricted to high school level teachers with a preference for instructors for the Pathways to Teaching courses or sponsors of FTA/Ed Rising Chapters. There is no cost to the selected participant's school district. A stipend is paid directly to the participant upon completion of all requirements. This grant supports the current goals and efforts outlined in the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's Outreach Plan and Grants for Recruitment and Retention of Teachers. The externship for high school level classroom teachers will be held remotely through 4 afterschool Zoom sessions. Below is an overview of both scheduled activities, registration details, and specific information that will help you gain a better understanding of this externship format.

3. ZOOM Q & A Session on GYO & Retention Grants

Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

Dates: 12/2/2021

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Have questions about the Grow Your Own or Teacher Retention Grants? Come and ask your question at the Q & A sessions listed below. Come to one, or come to them all, each event will be different since the questions drive the content! Looking for ideas? Have a technical question or two? This is where you will want to be.

4. MLDS: Continuing Education: Session 3 Coaching Lab

Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

Location: TBD (Springfield, MO)

Dates: 12/2/2021

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Leaders will review and practice 30 second feedback and craft conversations while learning and developing skills of next level coaching to help teachers achieve their potential. Continuing Leadership content via the Missouri Leadership Development System is intended for leaders who have been through the first two years of Emerging1, 2, or Leadership Academy.

5. SW-PBS Tier 3 Advanced Practices

Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

Dates: 12/2/2021 to 1/27/2022

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Available to our Partner Schools ONLY: Missouri Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support (MO SWPBS) will host a four-day training workshop for teams that are experienced in the foundational FBA-BIP practices. These sessions are intended for MO SWPBS schools that have already complete the Tier 3 Foundational Practices trainings. The purpose of these sessions is to assist schools teams that are already experienced in FBA-BIP to further develop a team-based approach to intensive, individualized behavior support, to specify criteria for students who will access Tier 3 intervention, advanced training for collecting observational data, and on-going, guided practice with the FBA-BIP process. In addition, an introduction to ISIS-SWIS also will be provided. ISIS-SWIS is an application within the SWIS Suite designed to coordinate and monitor individualized student support. ISIS-SWIS uses a student file format that enables teams to upload supporting documents (i.e. assessment and support plans), define measures and data entry schedules, and maintain team membership and tasks related to students' individual plans all in one place. Outcomes: By the end of these sessions participants will be able to













• List and describe the components included in an effective Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP).













• Independently complete all steps of a FBA and use results to write an effective BIP.

6. LETRS for Early Childhood

Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

Location: 223 Townsend Hall, Univ of MO-Columbia (Columbia, MO)

Dates: 12/3/2021

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Early Childhood includes 4 on-line units with 3 face-to-face trainings. All components are required and participants must attend all three face-to-face trainings. The district will purchase materials from Voyager Sopris prior to the first face-to-face session. Units include: Early Literacy Foundations; Oral Language Connections; Phonological "Ph"oundations; Print Knowledge ABC to XYZ. LETRS for the Early Child gives teachers the knowledge of language and literacy development which is key in planning and providing high-quality literacy interaction with young children. Bridge to Practice activities that ensure they can transfer what they learn in LETRS to the classroom.

7. Understanding the Science of Reading in Grades 3-5

Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

Location: University of Missouri - Columbia (Columbia, MO)

Dates: 12/7/2021

Do you know what the Science of Reading is? What does it mean to you? What does it look like as a successful model in your upper elementary classroom? This PD session will explore the Science of Reading principles and apply that knowledge to your current teaching practices. Tap into over 20 years of research on how the brain learns to process written language and how important it is to teach reading and writing systematically, intentionally and explicitly. Join us for rubust discussions, Q and A, and networking with accomplished and reflective educators around effective reading and writing practices in your upper grade classroom.

8. Understanding the Science of Reading in Grades K-2

Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

Location: University of Missouri - Columbia (Columbia, MO)

Dates: 12/7/2021

Do you know what the Science of Reading is? What does it mean to you? What does it look like as a successful model in your primary classroom? This PD session will explore the Science of Reading principles and apply that knowledge to your current teaching practices. Tap into over 20 years of research on how the brain learns to process written language and how important it is to teach reading and writing systematically, intentionally and explicitly. Join us for rubust discussions, Q and A, and networking with accomplished and reflective educators around effective reading and writing practices in your primary classroom.

9. ZOOM Q & A Session on GYO & Retention Grants

Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

Dates: 12/9/2021

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Have questions about the Grow Your Own or Teacher Retention Grants? Come and ask your question at the Q & A sessions listed below. Come to one, or come to them all, each event will be different since the questions drive the content! Looking for ideas? Have a technical question or two? This is where you will want to be.

10. New Teacher Academy-Special Education Compliance Boot Camp

Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

Location: MOREnet Conference Room, Stadium Shoppes (Columbia, MO)

Dates: 12/10/2021

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Are you or will you be a first year Special Education Teacher? Do you have little to no idea where or how to even begin the paperwork? Are you a special Education Teacher looking for a refresher of the special education process and paperwork? If you answered YES to any of these questions then the Special Education Compliance Boot Camp is for YOU! This 3 part course will explore the different areas of disabilities, as well as the Special Education process. Topics covered: *Parent vs. District requests for Evaluation *Understanding the 16 categorical disabilities *Completing Special Education paperwork *Special Education timelines *Writing present levels *Writing SMART goals *Choosing appropriate accommodations and modifications And MUCH more!

11. ZOOM Q & A Session on GYO & Retention Grants

Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

Dates: 12/13/2021

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Have questions about the Grow Your Own or Teacher Retention Grants? Come and ask your question at the Q & A sessions listed below. Come to one, or come to them all, each event will be different since the questions drive the content! Looking for ideas? Have a technical question or two? This is where you will want to be.

12. SW-PBS Tier 3 Systems/Foundational Practices

Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

Location: MOREnet Conference Room, Stadium Shoppes (Columbia, MO)

Dates: 12/16/2021 to 1/21/2022

Available to our Partner Schools ONLY: Missouri Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support (MO SWPBS) will host a four-day training workshop for teams interested in learning how to conduct a Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) and use the results to develop a basic Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP). These sessions are intended for teams that are new to Tier 3 and/or have limited experience with the FBA-BIP process. Sessions will 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, and options for monitoring implementation and student progress. Training teams will engage in a guided practice opportunity for conducting a functional assessment and developing an appropriate intervention plan using data from a student in their own setting. Participants also will use an evaluation rubric to assess features of their practice FBA-BIP. Outcomes: By the end of these sessions participants will be able to









• List and describe the steps included in a comprehensive Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA).









• List and describe the components included in an effective Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP).









• Practice four different FBA techniques (review of records, context analysis, interviews, and direct observation).









• Use results from an example FBA to develop a Behavior Intervention Plan.









• Evaluate example FBA-BIP using a scoring rubric.

13. ZOOM Q & A Session on GYO & Retention Grants

Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

Dates: 12/20/2021

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Have questions about the Grow Your Own or Teacher Retention Grants? Come and ask your question at the Q & A sessions listed below. Come to one, or come to them all, each event will be different since the questions drive the content! Looking for ideas? Have a technical question or two? This is where you will want to be.

14. ZOOM Q & A Session on GYO & Retention Grants

Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

Dates: 1/6/2022

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Have questions about the Grow Your Own or Teacher Retention Grants? Come and ask your question at the Q & A sessions listed below. Come to one, or come to them all, each event will be different since the questions drive the content! Looking for ideas? Have a technical question or two? This is where you will want to be.

15. Developing Standards Based IEP's Linked to the Missouri Learning Stnadards

Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

Location: University of Missouri - Columbia (Columbia,, MO)

Dates: 1/12/2022

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Developing Standards Based IEPs Linked to Missouri Learning Standards training takes you through the steps involved in "developing a process of planning that improves the development of the IEP and helps the IEP team participants see the imprortance of connecting instructional goals to the general curriculum and grade-level standards." Emphsis is places on aligning IEP goals wilth the Missouri Learning Standards!" Intended Audience: Recommended for all educators(general, special, administrators)who teach students with disabilities in inclusive classrooms.

16. Using Missouri Connections; High School Version

Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

Dates: 1/12/2022

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Virtual Training Overview The Missouri Connections High School version provides ● Interactive career exploration features ● Career awareness of the 6 Career Paths and 16 Career Clusters ● Self-awareness and career assessments ● Tools for creating an Individual Career & Academic Plan (ICAP) ● Information on post-secondary educational options including institutions, degree/certificate programs, programs of study, financial aid, etc. ● Information on career opportunities including, military, self-employment and green jobs ● Employment process resources including Resume Creator, Job Search and Business Finder ● Plus much more! Agenda Training will demonstrate from the student perspective ● Login/Access User Portfolios (Standard and Clever options) ○ User Account Settings ○ High School/Junior Version Toggle ● Overview of Menus ○ Assessments ○ Occupation ○ Education ○ Employment ○ Plan ● Personal Learning Plan ● Grades 9-12 Framework ● Resources

17. Missouri Leadership Academy Cohort #36

Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

Location: TBD (Springfield, MO)

Dates: 1/13/2022 to 7/11/2022

The Missouri Leadership Academy is a statewide cohort with a regional connection. Participants engage in statewide meetings as well as four regional cohort meetings. Statewide meetings include nationally known speakers such as Ken WIlliams, Joe Sanfellipo, Mike Rutherford, Beth Houf and more. The focus of Leadership Academy is to ensure success of ALL students by building leadership capacity. This year-long experience develops effective leaders who: -Demonstrate their roles as lead learner -Develop and cultivate positive, productive professional relationships -Develop skills to effectively develop teachers -Create and sustain a culture of continuous improvement Leadership Academy is designed for building leaders in Year 3 and beyond. The Outdoor Leadership Experience held at Trout Lodge, Potosi and is billed seperately. The 4 regional cohort meetings are held at the various schools within the region. Dates will be determined as a cohort at the Kick off meeting. Contact the HOM RPDC's Leadership Development Specialist, Gena McCluskey at mccluskeyg@missouri.edu for more information. In addition you can read more at https://dese.mo.gov/sites/default/files/oeq-laflyer.pdf Cost Regional Cost invoiced by the HOM RPDC is $600 The Outdoor Leadership Experience $300 is invoiced through the YMCA Trout Lodge at Potosi, MO. Scholarship are reserved by the MLDS Specialist and are reflected on the invoice. You have to sign up at the regional level and at the state level. State-wide Meetings- Kick off June 14-16, 2010. Outdoor Leadership Academy Oct 6-9, 2021, WInter Meeting January 13-14, 2021,and Graduation June 15-17, 2022. Regional Meetings- 4 Regional meetings scheduled at Kick Off

18. Integrating SEL into Existing Frameworks

Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

Location: MOREnet Conference Room, Stadium Shoppes (Columbia, MO)

Dates: 1/13/2022

Who Should Attend: Administrators, Intervention Coordinators or Facilitators and Classroom Teachers This one-day training will cover the key principles for implementation and integration of a Social Emotional Learning curriculum into your building. Many buildings and districts are already implementing key frameworks like SWPBS that will blend and compliment each other easily while providing an extra layer of support for students, staff and families. Given the level of need, now more than ever, providing an integrated approach to discipline and mental health can help educators be prepared to support students with a truly multitiered approach. Join us as we explore how including SEL intentionally can work with other programs, initiatives or frameworks to work smarter, not harder while enhancing the safety net of your building climate. Objectives: Discuss the potential impact on student achievement and school climate of systematic SEL integration. Introduce the NIRN tool. Review options for SEL implementation and integration with existing frameworks. Analyze the use of SEL data to enhance and monitor school improvement efforts related to climate/culture.

19. MTDS Emerging II (BTAP 2)

Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

Location: 223 Townsend Hall, Univ of MO-Columbia (Columbia, MO)

Dates: 1/13/2022 to 3/15/2022

This program offers continued support for early career teachers, and to celebrate the completion of a successful first year of teaching, Emerging II begins with a statewide kick-off event featuring Mike Rutherford, author of The Artisan Teacher! Emerging II is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System (mo-mtds.net) and is open to any teacher who has completed a Beginning Teacher Assistance Program in Missouri. This opportunity provides: access to experts - State Kick-off event with Mike Rutherford, author of The Artisan Teacher; on-demand learning, including Mike Rutherford's MTDS series; consultant support; networking with other teachers; and competency-based programming Emerging II emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies: differentiates to Meet Unique Student Needs Designs lesson variations to (a) content; (b) process; (c) product; and/or (d) 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. Limited scholarships available to participants.

20. ZOOM Q & A Session on GYO & Retention Grants

Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

Dates: 1/17/2022

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Have questions about the Grow Your Own or Teacher Retention Grants? Come and ask your question at the Q & A sessions listed below. Come to one, or come to them all, each event will be different since the questions drive the content! Looking for ideas? Have a technical question or two? This is where you will want to be.

21. LETRS Volume I

Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

Location: MOREnet Conference Room, Stadium Shoppes (Columbia, MO)

Dates: 1/18/2022 to 3/7/2022

Volume I includes 4 on-line units with a face-to-face training for each unit. All components are required and participants must attend all four face-to-face trainings. The district will purchase materials from Voyager Sopris prior to the first face-to-face session. Units include: The Challenge of Learning to Read; The Speech Sounds of English; Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling; and Advanced Decoding, Spelling and Word Recognition. LETRS gives teachers the skills they need to master how to teach the five essential components of literacy, plus writing, spelling, and oral language. Teachers also learn: How to implement instructional routines and activities Approaches to differentiate instruction to meet the literacy needs of all students Bridge to Practice activities that ensure they can transfer what they learn in LETRS to the classroom

22. MTDS Emerging I (BTAP)

Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

Location: University of Missouri - Columbia (Columbia, MO)

Dates: 1/18/2022 to 4/14/2022

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Beginning teachers are one of our greatest assets. Yet, 17% of teachers leave the career within the first five years (Gray et al., 2015). Research shows effective professional development is a key factor of teacher retention (Podolsky et al., 2018; Garcia & Weiss, 2019e), a collaborative community of learners can help teachers transition from their role as a student to that of teacher (Garcia & Weiss, 2019e). This program is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System (mo-mtds.net), which is an on-going system of learning for Missouri teachers. Limited participation scholarships are available to registered participants.

23. *VIRTUAL* The Acting Out Cycle: Managing Misbehavior in the Classroom (Challenging Behaviors)

Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

Dates: 1/19/2022

Session Description: In the words of nationally recognized author and research consultant, Geoff Colvin, "General education teachers have to deal with ever increasing numbers of students who are difficult to manage and teach.” Our classroom teachers are expected to understand how to diffuse and deescalate a variety of challenging behaviors with little or no training. The Acting-Out Cycle session will give a brief introduction to a 7-phase model for understanding a common progression of acting out behavior. It will also include strategies to intervene early in an effort to deescalate potentially challenging student interactions. Participants who have questions about managing their classroom environments to meet a variety of student needs will find this session beneficial for maintaining or restoring calm utilizing a function-based approach. By the end of this one-day session, participants will understand how to:


• Identify replacement behaviors that can be taught (& serve same function as problem).


• Identify how to intervene early in an escalation.


• Identify environmental factors that can be manipulated.

24. MTDS Developing I: Teacher Academy

Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

Location: To Be Announced (To Be Announced, MO)

Dates: 1/19/2022 to 4/20/2022

The Academy is a year-long cohort experience, providing an opportunity to network with teachers across our region and state. Work will focus on state-approved competencies which include topics such as student engagement, instructional strategies, and reflection on practices - all aligned with the Missouri State Teacher Standards. Fellows will complete a personal project which involves action research. Participation requires 6 days spread across the school year for regional meetings, a one-day fall statewide kickoff session held in September, and a one-day winter statewide meeting held in January. Statewide meetings are usually held at Lake of the Ozarks. State meetings are facilitated by John Antonetti, noted researcher and author. All participants receive a complimentary copy of his book, "17,000 Classroom Visits Can't Be Wrong.” Tuition, transportation, food, and substitutes will be the responsibility of the school or individual. Scholarships are available until they run out, so apply early. The criteria for becoming a Teacher Academy participant include: A current classroom teacher with at least three years of classroom experience; A teacher with demonstrated classroom effectiveness; and A teacher with a commitment to sustained professional growth.

25. MLDS: Continuing Education: Session 4 Hiring and Retaining Staff

Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

Location: MOREnet Conference Room, Stadium Shoppes (Columbia, MO)

Dates: 1/20/2022

Leaders will sharpen their skills of interpersonal relationships, develop knowledge and skills of attracting and retaining teaching talent, as well as elements of teaching quality. Leaders will discuss and investigate avenues to orientate, onboard and induct new staff into the organization. Continuing Leadership content via the Missouri Leadership Development System is intended for leaders who have been through the first two years of Emerging1, 2, or Leadership Academy.

26. MTDS Developing II: Teacher Academy Graduates

Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

Dates: 1/20/2022 to 3/24/2022

The Missouri Teacher Academy Graduates program allows participants to continue to deepen knowledge gained from the Teacher Academy program. It is a natural progression to building lead teachers for your school district. Attendees continue to acquire research-based best practices aligned to the Missouri Learning Standards and Missouri State Teacher Standards. Participation requires four release days for regional meetings and one Statewide Kickoff Meeting in September. John Antonetti will be the trainer for the statewide kickoff. Tuition, travel expenses (including hotel at the Statewide meetings), and substitutes will be the responsibility of the school or individual. Prerequisite: Completion of Teacher's Academy

27. Transition Academy (2 days)

Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

Location: University of Missouri - Columbia (Columbia, MO)

Dates: 1/21/2022 to 1/28/2022

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The Transition Academy is designed to help educators plan for college and career readiness and positive postsecondary outcomes for students with an IEP. The components to be addressed during the academy are Indicator 13, the transition compliance portion of the student's IEP, how to plan for post-secondary outcomes and the framework and practice of how to include self-determination strategies and skills during instruction. Specific components provided in greater detail will be Transition Assessments and services and to teach students to participate in the planning process of their future! (Attendees must attend both days of Transition Academy) Intended audience: ALL educators, both general and special education, transition/work experience coordinators, administrators.

28. CIS 360 Missouri Connection/ICAP; Grade Level Components 8-12

Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

Dates: 1/25/2022

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Virtual Training Overview Training will provide an overview of the Missouri Individual Career & Academic Plan (ICAP) available as a part of Missouri Connections CIS360. This feature includes a series of activities consisting of assessments, modules and components assigned by grade level beginning in the 8th grade and culminating in the 12th grade. As students' complete ICAP activities in CIS360, these populate into an ICAP Print Report compliant with SB 638 requirements. Note: Training does not include the Student Course Planner portion of the ICAP. Agenda Training will demonstrate from a student perspective ● Access to Missouri Connections CIS360 system ● 8th - 12th grade level ICAP Components ● ICAP Print Report

29. CIS 360 Missouri Connection/ICAP; Student Course Planner

Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

Dates: 1/25/2022

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Virtual Training Overview Course Planner is an integral part in the development of a student's Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP). Course Planner allows students to choose a district-defined pathway, which populates recommended courses across grade/subject levels. Training will introduce the basic functions of Course Planner and how students select courses for grades 9 - 12 which populate into an ICAP Print Report compliant with SB 638 requirements. Agenda Training will demonstrate from a student perspective ● Access to Missouri Connections CIS360 system ● Course Planner Dashboard ● Course Planning by Grade and Subject ● District Defined Pathways ● Repeatable Courses ● Modifying a Course Plan ● Dual Enrollment courses ● ICAP Print Report

30. CIS 360 District/Site Course Setup

Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

Dates: 1/25/2022

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Virtual Training Overview The Missouri Connections CIS360 Course Planner tool enables each school district to enter subjects, terms, courses, pathways, dual enrollment information and awarding bodies. This training will demonstrate how to set up the course planner at the district-level and activate site level components. Agenda Training will demonstrate from the district/site administrator perspective ● District Account Access ● District Level Course Planner Setup ○ Subjects ○ Terms ○ Courses ○ Pathways ○ Awarding Bodies ○ Dual Enrollment ● Site Level Activation ○ Courses to Exclude ○ Pathways

31. Understanding the Science of Reading Grades 3-5

Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

Location: University of Missouri - Columbia (Columbia, MO)

Dates: 1/27/2022

Do you know what the Science of Reading is? What does it mean to you? What does it look like as a successful model in your upper elementary classroom? This PD session will explore the Science of Reading principles and apply that knowledge to your current teaching practices. Tap into over 20 years of research on how the brain learns to process written language and how important it is to teach reading and writing systematically, intentionally and explicitly. Join us for rubust discussions, Q and A, and networking with accomplished and reflective educators around effective reading and writing practices in your upper grade classroom.

32. Understanding the Science of Reading Grades K-2

Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

Location: University of Missouri - Columbia (Columbia,, MO)

Dates: 1/27/2022

Do you know what the Science of Reading is? What does it mean to you? What does it look like as a successful model in your primary classroom? This PD session will explore the Science of Reading principles and apply that knowledge to your current teaching practices. Tap into over 20 years of research on how the brain learns to process written language and how important it is to teach reading and writing systematically, intentionally and explicitly. Join us for rubust discussions, Q and A, and networking with accomplished and reflective educators around effective reading and writing practices in your primary classroom.

33. ZOOM Q & A Session on GYO & Retention Grants

Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

Dates: 1/28/2022

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Have questions about the Grow Your Own or Teacher Retention Grants? Come and ask your question at the Q & A sessions listed below. Come to one, or come to them all, each event will be different since the questions drive the content! Looking for ideas? Have a technical question or two? This is where you will want to be.

34. SWPBS Maintenance: Coaches Work Day

Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

Location: University of Missouri - Columbia (Columbia, MO)

Dates: 1/28/2022

Available to our Partner Schools ONLY: Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3 building coaches/facilitators (Restricted HOM SWPBS Partner Schools) Session Description: 3 Coaches per building may attend to work and prepare artifacts for recognition as well as update any artifacts in the Google folders that require consultant feedback.

35. MTDS: Grow Your Own (GYO) Cohort

Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

Location: MOREnet Conference Room, Stadium Shoppes (Columbia, MO)

Dates: 1/31/2022 to 4/11/2022

These cohorts are designed as active collaborative regional cohorts to connect district GYO program designers/facilitators across the region and to promote resource/information sharing. They support the implementation of GYO teacher recruitment programs in all Missouri school districts and charter schools. Your regional MTDS (mo-mtds.net) Teacher Development Specialist (TDS) will be hosting and facilitating cohort gatherings. Guest speakers and additional learning opportunities will be organized to meet cohort needs. On-going technical assistance and guidance for the DESE Recruitment Grant will be provided by your MTDS TDS.

36. LETRS Volume II, Units 5-8

Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

Location: MOREnet Conference Room, Stadium Shoppes (Columbia, MO)

Dates: 2/3/2022 to 4/4/2022

LETRS Volume II includes 4 on-line units with a face-to-face training for each unit. Volume I must have been successfully completed to enroll in Volume II. All components are required and participants must attend all four face-to-face trainings. The district will purchase materials from Voyager Sopris prior to the first face-to-face session. Units 5-8 include: The Mighty Word: Oral Language and Vocabulary; Digging for Meaning: Understanding Reading Comprehension; Text-Driven Comprehension Instruction; The Reading-Writing Connection. LETRS gives teachers the skills they need to master how to teach the five essential components of literacy, plus writing, spelling, and oral language. Teachers also learn: How to implement instructional routines and activities Approaches to differentiate instruction to meet the literacy needs of all students Bridge to Practice activities that ensure they can transfer what they learn in LETRS to the classroom

37. Progress Monitoring and Data Collection

Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

Location: University of Missouri - Columbia (Columbia,, MO)

Dates: 2/4/2022

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A key way to see the impact of instruction is through monitoring student progress and collecting data. During this session, the "what" and "how" of collecting data for goals/objectives will be discussed and practiced. Participants will use a multi-step process to write measurable goals, use a variety of data collection tools, and use schedules to evaluate the data collected. Participants are asked to bring a laptop. Lunch is not provided.

38. Missouri Connections- Site Administion Management Training

Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

Dates: 2/9/2022

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Virtual Training Overview Site Administrators and Staff Account holders are essential to the effective use of Missouri Connections. This training will demonstrate administrative tools to manage student portfolios for schools that do not use Clever to access student portfolios as well as those schools that use Clever. Agenda Training will demonstrate from the site administrator/staff account perspective ● Missouri Connections Overview ○ Versions - Career Trek, Junior, High School, College, Adult ○ Account Types ● Site Administrator/Staff Access ● Overview of Clever ● Portfolio Management ○ Add Portfolios - Single/Multiple/Student Created ○ Reset Passwords ○ Transfer Portfolios ○ Merge Portfolios ○ Hidden/Deleted Portfolios ● Create Groups/Add Members

39. Missouri Connections- Site Administion Advanced Features Training

Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

Dates: 2/9/2022

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Training Overview This virtual training will demonstrate administrative tools to create staff and parent accounts, generate summary and detailed reports on assessments results, occupational and educational sorts as well as demonstrate the export for upload feature. Prerequisite This session is available to participants who have participated in the following virtual or on-site trainings: Site Administration Management Agenda Training will demonstrate from the site administrator/staff account perspective

• Staff Accounts o Add, Edit, Reset Passwords, Delete

• Reports o Summary o Detailed

• Export for Upload

• Parent Accounts

40. MTDS Mastering: Mentoring

Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

Location: University of Missouri - Columbia (Columbia,, MO)

Dates: 2/15/2022 to 5/2/2022

This experience provides practical application of mentoring/coaching skills within a mentor/mentee cohort with access to on-demand learning, including materials created by Mike Rutherford, the author of The Artisan Teacher. This program is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System (MTDS) Mastering I: Mentoring emphasizes developing mentoring and coaching skills of the mentor and focuses on the MTDS Competencies: Mentors will learn the qualities of a good mentor/mentee program. September 20 and February 15 will be with your mentee

41. Students In Crisis

Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

Location: MOREnet Conference Room, Stadium Shoppes (Columbia, MO)

Dates: 2/17/2022

Dr. Sherri Thomas and Christie Lewis will present a workshop that shows the "why" behind male behavior in schools and what schools can do to begin making school more "boy-friendly" but also to help address the needs of at-risk students in general. Schools are continuing to deal with the trend in declining school engagement for males and female learners alike. This training highlights research from Dr. Warren Farrell and includes strategies and information to help understand both genders learning styles and challenges that are currently being seen in present day classrooms. Objectives:


• Explore the research behind students' classroom behavior


• Identify environmental supports needed for supporting students

42. Differentiated Instruction (DI)

Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

Dates: 2/22/2022

New
Individualizing instruction for students is imperative to meet the unique learning needs of each student. Differentiation is an instructional process in which teachers proactively transform instruction, learning activities and student products to maximize each student's growth and individualize success by meeting their learning needs. In utilizing differentiation throughout the instructional process, the needs of all students can be met which allows for both intervention and enhancement where needed. Participants are asked to bring a laptop or device which allows access to the Internet. Lunch is not provided.

43. MLDS: Continuing Education: Session 5: Continued Discussion on Interviewing, Hiring and Retaining Staff

Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

Location: MOREnet Conference Room, Stadium Shoppes (Columbia, MO)

Dates: 2/22/2022

Leaders will sharpen their skills of interpersonal relationships, interview skills and how to attract and retain teaching talent, as well as recognizing teaching quality. Leaders will discuss and investigate avenues to orientate, onboard and induct new staff into the organization. Continuing Leadership content via the Missouri Leadership Development System is intended for leaders who have been through the first two years of Emerging1, 2, or Leadership Academy.

44. Middle School Matters

Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

Location: MOREnet Conference Room, Stadium Shoppes (Columbia, MO)

Dates: 2/24/2022

Who should attend? Administrators, Intervention Coordinators or Facilitators and Classroom Teachers Middle School is an extremely important time in a young person's life, but it presents a variety of unique social, emotional, and academic challenges. However, with the right mindset, instructional strategies and specialized approach, these challenges create very real opportunities to have a lasting influence on young people. We'll discuss and model a variety of age-appropriate ways to get students up and moving, as well as develop maturity, responsibility and interpersonal skills. We'll also discuss all aspects of the educational experience including engagement strategies, assessment, classroom management, relationship building and mentoring. Join us as we take a look at the structures schools can use to ensure all students have a place to belong and encourage academic success.

45. Using Missouri Connections; High School Version

Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

Dates: 2/24/2022

New
Virtual Training Overview The Missouri Connections High School version provides ● Interactive career exploration features ● Career awareness of the 6 Career Paths and 16 Career Clusters ● Self-awareness and career assessments ● Tools for creating an Individual Career & Academic Plan (ICAP) ● Information on post-secondary educational options including institutions, degree/certificate programs, programs of study, financial aid, etc. ● Information on career opportunities including, military, self-employment and green jobs ● Employment process resources including Resume Creator, Job Search and Business Finder ● Plus much more! Agenda Training will demonstrate from the student perspective ● Login/Access User Portfolios (Standard and Clever options) ○ User Account Settings ○ High School/Junior Version Toggle ● Overview of Menus ○ Assessments ○ Occupation ○ Education ○ Employment ○ Plan ● Personal Learning Plan ● Grades 9-12 Framework ● Resources

46. CIS 360 Missouri Connection/ICAP; Grade Level Components 8-12

Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

Dates: 3/10/2022

New
Virtual Training Overview Training will provide an overview of the Missouri Individual Career & Academic Plan (ICAP) available as a part of Missouri Connections CIS360. This feature includes a series of activities consisting of assessments, modules and components assigned by grade level beginning in the 8th grade and culminating in the 12th grade. As students' complete ICAP activities in CIS360, these populate into an ICAP Print Report compliant with SB 638 requirements. Note: Training does not include the Student Course Planner portion of the ICAP. Agenda Training will demonstrate from a student perspective ● Access to Missouri Connections CIS360 system ● 8th - 12th grade level ICAP Components ● ICAP Print Report

47. CIS 360 Missouri Connection/ICAP; Student Course Planner

Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

Dates: 3/10/2022

New
Virtual Training Overview Course Planner is an integral part in the development of a student's Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP). Course Planner allows students to choose a district-defined pathway, which populates recommended courses across grade/subject levels. Training will introduce the basic functions of Course Planner and how students select courses for grades 9 - 12 which populate into an ICAP Print Report compliant with SB 638 requirements. Agenda Training will demonstrate from a student perspective ● Access to Missouri Connections CIS360 system ● Course Planner Dashboard ● Course Planning by Grade and Subject ● District Defined Pathways ● Repeatable Courses ● Modifying a Course Plan ● Dual Enrollment courses ● ICAP Print Report

48. CIS 360 District/Site Course Setup

Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

Dates: 3/10/2022

New
Virtual Training Overview The Missouri Connections CIS360 Course Planner tool enables each school district to enter subjects, terms, courses, pathways, dual enrollment information and awarding bodies. This training will demonstrate how to set up the course planner at the district-level and activate site level components. Agenda Training will demonstrate from the district/site administrator perspective ● District Account Access ● District Level Course Planner Setup ○ Subjects ○ Terms ○ Courses ○ Pathways ○ Awarding Bodies ○ Dual Enrollment ● Site Level Activation ○ Courses to Exclude ○ Pathways

49. Missouri Connections- Site Administion Management Training

Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

Dates: 3/15/2022

New
Virtual Training Overview Site Administrators and Staff Account holders are essential to the effective use of Missouri Connections. This training will demonstrate administrative tools to manage student portfolios for schools that do not use Clever to access student portfolios as well as those schools that use Clever. Agenda Training will demonstrate from the site administrator/staff account perspective ● Missouri Connections Overview ○ Versions - Career Trek, Junior, High School, College, Adult ○ Account Types ● Site Administrator/Staff Access ● Overview of Clever ● Portfolio Management ○ Add Portfolios - Single/Multiple/Student Created ○ Reset Passwords ○ Transfer Portfolios ○ Merge Portfolios ○ Hidden/Deleted Portfolios ● Create Groups/Add Members

50. Missouri Connections- Site Administion Advanced Features Training

Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

Dates: 3/15/2022

New
Training Overview This virtual training will demonstrate administrative tools to create staff and parent accounts, generate summary and detailed reports on assessments results, occupational and educational sorts as well as demonstrate the export for upload feature. Prerequisite This session is available to participants who have participated in the following virtual or on-site trainings: Site Administration Management Agenda Training will demonstrate from the site administrator/staff account perspective


• Staff Accounts o Add, Edit, Reset Passwords, Delete


• Reports o Summary o Detailed


• Export for Upload


• Parent Accounts

51. Present Day Bullying and the Influence of Social Media

Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

Location: MOREnet Conference Room, Stadium Shoppes (Columbia, MO)

Dates: 3/24/2022

Are you Concerned About The Impact Social Media is Having on our Students? In order to understand how technology is changing the lives of students in our classrooms, we need to know more about how social media impacts them. Today1s session will explore some popular social media applications and how students may be using them. We will explore and discuss the connections they are making as digital natives while considering best ways to inform parents. Participants will also shift focus to explore how bullying has changed in response to technological advances. Using current research we'll examine connections between smartphones, social media applications, and the occurrences of bullying among students. Discussion and will surround claims that students' communication skills have changed. The ability to text and post on social media is impacting person to person discussion and deep conversations. Students are surrounded by the internet, social media, and other digital innovations. This professional development day will encompass sites that we need to be cautious about and monitor as well as how technology has altered how bullying has evolved over the last few years.

52. Understanding Emotional Poverty in all Demographics

Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

Location: MOREnet Conference Room, Stadium Shoppes (Columbia, MO)

Dates: 3/31/2022

This workshop presented by Dr. Sherri Thomas, certified trainer through Aha! Process, Inc. A Ruby Payne Company, addresses emotional poverty and builds emotional confidence in your students. This training provides understanding of the origins of anger, anxiety, and avoidance; giving information about the language needed to talk about brain regulation, integration and emotional competence. The training will help educators manage "the classroom dance” that occurs between the educator and the student.

53. MLDS: Continuing Education: Session 6: Reflection

Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

Dates: 4/20/2022

Leaders will reflect upon the year and discuss needs for continued learning. Celebration for those who have completed Continuing Education Year 1 Continuing Leadership content via the Missouri Leadership Development System is intended for leaders who have been through the first two years of Emerging1, 2, or Leadership Academy.