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1. LETRS Volume 1 Cohort 1

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

Dates: 6/5/2023 to 4/23/2024

Closed
LETRS® (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 apply research into classroom application to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to- face trainings.

2. Special Education Director's Planning and Networking Series

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: Lee's Summit R-VII - Stansberry Leadership Center (Lee's Summit, MO)

Audience: Special Education Administrators/Leaders

Dates: 6/20/2023 to 4/8/2024

This planning and networking series is intended for special education directors who are beyond the first couple of years in the position (although, anyone is welcome). The initial focus will be to plan out the fiscal calendar for the year, along with other DESE reporting timelines. The purpose is to allow the participants an opportunity to network together on practices, procedures, etc. related to special education programming.

The first scheduled meeting will be the planning meeting for the year. Three to four additional meetings will be set at this time. The location will remain in Lee's Summit for each of the meetings during the 23-24 year.

The first session is on June 20, 2023 (There will be a total of 4 sessions throughout the year with dates determined during this first planning session).

Cost: FREE.

3. LETRS Evening Edition in Ray-Pec Cohort #23 (Volume 1): By Invitation Only

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: Stonegate Elementary School (Raymore, MO)

Audience: This is for those that have pre-registered with DESE and approved by the district to attend.

Dates: 6/21/2023 to 3/21/2024

LETRS® (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 apply research into classroom application to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to- face trainings.

4. LETRS Volume 1 Cohort 4

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

Dates: 7/6/2023 to 4/25/2024

Closed
LETRS® (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 apply research into classroom application to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to- face trainings.

5. LETRS Evening Edition in NKC, Volume 2, Cohort #13: By Invitation Only

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 North Kansas City School District (Kansas City, MO)

Audience: This is for those that have pre-registered with DESE and approved by the district to attend.

Dates: 7/7/2023 to 4/11/2024

Closed
LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. This is Volume 2 training and can only be taken after successfully completing Volume 1.

6. LETRS Volume 1 Cohort 2

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

Dates: 7/7/2023 to 4/24/2024

LETRS® (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 apply research into classroom application to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to- face trainings.

7. LETRS Volume 1 Cohort 5

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

Dates: 7/7/2023 to 3/4/2024

LETRS® (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 apply research into classroom application to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to- face trainings.

8. LETRS Evening Edition in NKC, Cohort #20: By Invitation Only

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 North Kansas City School District (Kansas City, MO)

Audience: This is for those that have pre-registered with DESE and approved by the district to attend.

Dates: 7/7/2023 to 4/25/2024

LETRS® (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 apply research into classroom application to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to- face trainings.

9. LETRS Evening Edition in NKC, Cohort #21: By Invitation Only

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 North Kansas City School District (Kansas City, MO)

Audience: This is for those that have pre-registered with DESE and approved by the district to attend.

Dates: 7/7/2023 to 4/25/2024

LETRS® (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 apply research into classroom application to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to- face trainings.

10. LETRS Evening Edition in NKC, Cohort #22: By Invitation Only

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 North Kansas City School District (Kansas City, MO)

Audience: This is for those that have pre-registered with DESE and approved by the district to attend.

Dates: 7/7/2023 to 4/11/2024

Closed
LETRS® (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 apply research into classroom application to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to- face trainings.

11. LETRS Volume 1 Cohort 9

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

Dates: 7/10/2023 to 3/11/2024

LETRS® (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 apply research into classroom application to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to- face trainings.

12. LETRS Volume 1 Cohort 6

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

Dates: 7/10/2023 to 3/5/2024

LETRS® (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 apply research into classroom application to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to- face trainings.

13. LETRS Volume 1 Cohort 7

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

Dates: 7/17/2023 to 3/6/2024

LETRS® (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 apply research into classroom application to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to- face trainings.

14. LETRS Volume 1 Cohort 8

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

Dates: 7/17/2023 to 3/7/2024

Closed
LETRS® (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 apply research into classroom application to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to- face trainings.

15. LETRS Volume 1 Cohort 10

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

Dates: 7/18/2023 to 3/12/2024

Closed
LETRS® (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 apply research into classroom application to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to- face trainings.

16. LETRS Volume 1 Cohort 11

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

Dates: 7/18/2023 to 4/8/2024

LETRS® (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 apply research into classroom application to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to- face trainings.

17. LETRS Volume 1 Cohort 12

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

Dates: 7/20/2023 to 4/9/2024

Closed
LETRS® (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 apply research into classroom application to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to- face trainings.

18. LETRS Volume 1 Cohort 13

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

Dates: 7/20/2023 to 4/10/2024

LETRS® (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 apply research into classroom application to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to- face trainings.

19. MTDS Mastering: Foundations of Coaching and Mentoring: PLEASANT HILL

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 Pleasant Hill R-III School District Offices (Pleasant Hill,, MO)

Dates: 8/2/2023 to 3/20/2024

This program offers learning and support for mentor teachers. 

Mastering: 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

 

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

20. MTDS Mastering: Foundations of Coaching and Mentoring: GRANDVIEW

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 Grandview SD-TLC Room (Grandview, MO)

Dates: 8/2/2023 to 3/12/2024

This program offers learning and support for mentor teachers. 

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

This opportunity provides:

-coaching, observation, and feedback training and support.

-consultant support

-regional networking with other mentor teachers

-opportunities to apply newly acquired skills with beginning teachers

-competency-based programming

 

Fees:$75 for Non-Members and $50 for Members

21. MTDS Mastering: Foundations of Coaching and Mentoring: KEARNEY

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3-Kearney School District Offices (Kearney, MO)

Dates: 8/2/2023 to 4/9/2024

This program offers learning and support for mentor teachers. 

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

This opportunity provides:

-coaching, observation, and feedback training and support.

-consultant support

-regional networking with other mentor teachers

-opportunities to apply newly acquired skills with beginning teachers

-competency-based programming

 

Fees:$75 for Non-Members and $50 for Members

22. MTDS Mastering: Foundations of Coaching and Mentoring: KC RPDC

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Dates: 8/2/2023 to 3/4/2024

This program offers learning and support for mentor teachers. 

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

This opportunity provides:

-coaching, observation, and feedback training and support.

-consultant support

-regional networking with other mentor teachers

-opportunities to apply newly acquired skills with beginning teachers

-competency-based programming

 

-Cost: $50 KCRPDC Members or $75 Non-Members

23. MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) :GRANDVIEW

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 Grandview SD-TLC Room (Grandview, MO)

Dates: 8/3/2023 to 3/13/2024

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

This program is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System

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

This opportunity provides:

-networking with other new teachers and educational consultants

-just-in-time learning (critical firsts)

-awareness of the phases of a new teacher

-relationship-building skills

-on-demand learning, including videos by Mike Rutherford

MTDS BTAP meets Missouri's BTAP certification requirements.

Fees: $75 for Non-Members and $50 for Members

24. MLDS: New Leaders Year 1

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: School Leaders in their first few years of school leadership.

Dates: 8/3/2023 to 4/4/2024

Closed
The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is a continuum of learning and supports provided to school leaders from aspiring to retiring. In addition to content available for aspiring school leaders, five levels of support comprise MLDS: New Leaders Year I, New Leaders Year II, Sustaining Leadership Year III, Sustaining Leadership IV and Transformational Leadership V & VI.

New Leaders Year 1 Cohort:
The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is a series of professional learning experiences specifically tailored to develop leadership capacity across multiple domains of leadership. Research and practical experience confirm the impact of leadership on multiple aspects of school life, personal satisfaction, recruitment and retention of faculty and staff, and student achievement, to name a few. Essential activities will include, but are not limited to productive and relevant mentoring (Emerging Level - years 1 and 2) and comprehensive and progressive learning treatments designed to meet principals' needs at their current level of experience (Emerging and Developing Levels). Join this cohort and watch your leadership skill and professional network grow. Not sure which cohort to join? Just ask!

25. MLDS: New Leaders Year II Cohort

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: School Leaders in their first few years of school leadership.

Dates: 8/8/2023 to 4/11/2024

The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is a continuum of learning and supports provided to school leaders from aspiring to retiring. In addition to content available for aspiring school leaders, five levels of support comprise MLDS: New Leaders Year I, New Leaders Year II, Sustaining Leadership Year III, Sustaining Leadership IV and Transformational Leadership V.

New Leaders Year 2 Cohort:
The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is a continuum of learning and supports provided to school leaders from aspiring to retiring. In addition to content available for aspiring school leaders, five levels of support comprise MLDS: New Leaders Year I, New Leaders Year II, Sustaining Leadership Year III, Sustaining Leadership IV and Transformational Leadership V. School leaders will want to invest in their own professional development by attending each level of training. The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) New Leaders Year 1 provides principals: Conclusion of two-years of productive and relevant mentoring, training and support through research-based learning experiences, opportunities to develop formal and informal professional networks. MLDS New Leaders Year 2 includes two regional meetings which provide practical, relevant learning as well as two coaching labs providing hands on experiences to improve skills in assessing school culture. In addition, a minimum of 20 hours of mentor support are included. Participation in New Leaders Year 1 is a pre-requisite for this cohort. If you are in year two of school leadership and did not participate in New Leaders Year 1, please contact the RPDC Leadership Development Specialist, Tamara Moore-Callahan at tymtc7@umkc.edu to discuss your best course placement. Completion of the New Leaders/Emerging Level series (year 1 and 2) meets administrative certification requirements.

26. LETRS Volume 1 Cohort 3-Independence Schools Only

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 Independence School District (Independence, MO)

Audience: By Invitation Only

Dates: 8/15/2023 to 4/8/2024

LETRS® (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 apply research into classroom application to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to- face trainings.

27. MTDS Purposeful Lesson Planning (formerly BTAP B): KC RPDC

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Dates: 9/6/2023 to 4/16/2024

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

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

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

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

This opportunity provides:

-access to experts- statewide event with Mike Rutherford!

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

-consultant support

-networking with other teachers

-competency-based programming

-Cost: $50-KCRPDC Members or $75 Non Members

28. LETRS Volume 2 Cohort 7

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: By Invitation Only

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

Missouri Read Lead Exceed - Year 2. By Invitation Only

29. MTDS Purposeful Lesson Planning (formerly BTAP B): GRANDVIEW

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 Grandview SD-TLC Room (Grandview, MO)

Dates: 9/7/2023 to 3/14/2024

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

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

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

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

This opportunity provides:

-access to experts- statewide event with Mike Rutherford!

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

-consultant support

-networking with other teachers

-competency-based programming

Fees: $75 for Non-Members and $50 for Members

30. MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) : KEARNEY

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3-Kearney School District Offices (Kearney, MO)

Dates: 9/14/2023 to 3/19/2024

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

This program is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System

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

This opportunity provides:

-networking with other new teachers and educational consultants

-just-in-time learning (critical firsts)

-awareness of the phases of a new teacher

-relationship-building skills

-on-demand learning, including videos by Mike Rutherford

MTDS BTAP meets Missouri's BTAP certification requirements.

Fees: $75 for Non-Members and $50 for Members

31. MTDS Purposeful Lesson Planning (formerly BTAP B): PLEASANT HILL

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 Pleasant Hill R-III School District Offices (Pleasant Hill,, MO)

Dates: 9/14/2023 to 3/19/2024

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

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

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

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

This opportunity provides:

-access to experts- statewide event with Mike Rutherford!

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

-consultant support

-networking with other teachers

-competency-based programming

Fees: $75 for Non-Members and $50 for Members

32. Special Education New Teachers Academy

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: 1st and 2nd Year Special Education Teachers

Dates: 9/14/2023 to 3/8/2024

09/14: Special Education Process: As a result of this training, participants will have a basic understanding of special education laws that focus on the implementation of the special education process, which is the process used for referring students for evaluation, finding children eligible for services, establishing an Individualized Education Program for them, and continued review of services and progress of and for the child.

11/14: Writing Quality Individualized Education Plans (IEP): As a result of this training, participants will know the best practices in preparing for an IEP meeting, be able to write present level of academic achievement and functional performance, write SMART goals related to the students' needs and understand all components of the IEP,

01/29: Intro into Science of Reading/Progress Monitoring and Data Collection: As a result of this training, participants will be able to understand progress monitoring, the purpose of data collection and how it impacts your instructional practices. We will dive deeply into the science of reading and what it looks like in K-12 classrooms. You will experience what it's like to learn to read first-hand and why students may struggle in that process. You will also be exposed to different student screeners and assessments, scopes and sequences, and the five pillars of reading, based on how the brain learns to read. We will cover the importance of systematic, explicit instruction and provide look-fors to use as you make classroom observations.

03/08: Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP): As a result of this training, participants will learn how to conduct formal and informal functional behavior assessments and translating the data to a behavior intervention plan.

33. LETRS Volume 2 Cohort 8

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: By Invitation Only

Dates: 9/15/2023 to 4/5/2024

Missouri Read Lead Exceed - Year 2. By Invitation Only

34. LETRS Volume 2 Cohort 1 - Independence Schools Only

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: Independence School District (Independence, MO)

Audience: By Invitation Only

Dates: 9/18/2023 to 4/15/2024

Closed
Missouri Read Lead Exceed - Year 2. By Invitation Only

35. LETRS Volume 2 Cohort 5

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: By Invitation Only

Dates: 9/18/2023 to 4/2/2024

Missouri Read Lead Exceed - Year 2. By Invitation Only

36. LETRS Volume 2 Cohort 6

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: By Invitation Only

Dates: 9/19/2023 to 4/3/2024

Missouri Read Lead Exceed - Year 2. By Invitation Only

37. 1st and 2nd Year Special Education Directors Network

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: 1st and 2nd year Special Education Directors

Dates: 9/20/2023 to 3/20/2024

*Enroll through your Region's Professional Development Center

Join us for quarterly for a more in-depth look on topics that impact New Special Education Directors.
*Understanding the Standards and Indicators Manual/Understanding Your district's Special Education Profile
*Eligibility Determination with Emphasis on OHI/ Writing Compliant Evaluation Reports
*Tiered Monitoring/File Reviews/Timelines
*Hot Topics, End of the Year Deadlines, Data-driven decision making

Additionally members of the group will have input into topics of Interest. Time will be allowed for collaboration and problem solving.

38. MTDS Teacher Academy: KC Region

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Dates: 9/20/2023 to 4/17/2024

This program offers support for mid-career teachers.

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

-completed a Beginning Teacher Assistance Program in MO

-completed at least 3 years of successful teaching

-a strong desire for professional improvement

This opportunity provides:

-Statewide event with national expert, John Antonetti

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

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

-consultant support

-networking with other teachers

-competency-based programming

-Cost: $50 KCRPDC Memmbers or $75 Non-Members

39. Early Childhood Network

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: Early childhood teachers, administrators, coaches, process coordinators.

Dates: 9/21/2023 to 4/11/2024

Early childhood educators will join together quarterly. Topics may include, but not be limited to English Learners, social emotional, ELA, math, ECSE, First Steps, and DESE updates. Time will be scheduled at each meeting for networking with one another.

$80 (Member) or $100 (Non-Members) Fee includes parking and registration for all four of the networking sessions.

40. MLDS: Sustaining Leadership IV Cohort

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: School Leaders in who have four plus years of school leadership experience.

Dates: 9/21/2023 to 4/25/2024

The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is a continuum of learning and supports provided to school leaders from aspiring to retiring. In addition to content available for aspiring school leaders, five levels of support comprise MLDS: New Leaders Year I, New Leaders Year II, Sustaining Leadership Year III, Sustaining Leadership IV and Transformational Leadership V & VI.

Sustaining Leadership IV Cohort:
The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is a continuum of learning and supports provided to school leaders from aspiring to retiring. In addition to content available for aspiring school leaders, five levels of support comprise MLDS: New Leaders Year I, New Leaders Year II, Sustaining Leadership Year III, Sustaining Leadership IV and Transformational Leadership V. School leaders will want to invest in their own professional development by attending each level of training. The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) Sustaining Leadership IV Cohort provides principals training and support through research-based learning experiences, opportunities to develop formal and informal professional networks. MLDS Sustaining Leadership IV includes four regional meetings which provide practical, relevant learning as well as one coaching lab providing hands on experiences to improve skills in assessing school culture. Participation in Sustaining Leadership III is a recommended pre-requisite for this course. If you are in your first years of school leadership and did not participate in New Leaders/Emerging or Sustaining Leadership III content, please contact the RPDC Leadership Development Specialist, Tamara Moore-Callahan at tymtc7@umkc.edu to discuss your best cohort placement.

41. MTDS Developing Stories Through Powerful Task Design (formerly TAG): KC Region

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Dates: 9/21/2023 to 4/9/2024

This program offers support for mid-career teachers.

MTDS: Developing Stories Through Powerful Task Design is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System and is open to any teacher who has:

-a strong desire for continuous professional improvement

- It is recommended to attend MTDS Teacher Academy prior to attending this program, but it is not a requirement

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

-Cost: $50 KCRPDC Members or $75 Non-Members

42. Instructional Coach Network

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: Instructional Coaches, Supervisors of Instructional Coaches

Dates: 9/25/2023 to 4/19/2024

Instructional Coaches you voiced an interest and we listened! Come join us for the Premier Season of KC RPDC's Instructional Coaches Network. Topics that impact your role, such as Providing feedback through Coaching Cycles, Coaching Conversations, Providing Feedback that Guides Instructional Changes, and Instructional Coaching Resources will be discussed. In addition, for 2 sessions you will have the opportunity to work with and learn from Julie Steele, co-author of Moves for Launching a New Year of Student-Centered Coaching (Corwin, 2023) and a Senior Consultant with Diane Sweeney Consulting (DSC). Time will be allowed for conversations and networking with other Instructional Coaches during each meeting. Be sure to register: you don't want to miss out on this opportunity.

Cost includes all 4 sessions.

Cost: KCRPDC Member:$130 OR Non-KCRPDC Member: $160

43. LETRS Volume 2 Cohort 3- Kansas City Public Schools ONLY

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3-Kansas City MO-TBD (Kansas City, MO)

Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

Dates: 9/26/2023 to 4/1/2024

LETRS® (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 apply research into classroom application to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to- face trainings.

44. LETRS Volume 2 Cohort 4- Kansas City Public Schools ONLY

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 Kansas City MO-TBD (Kansas City, MO)

Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

Dates: 9/26/2023 to 4/1/2024

LETRS® (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 apply research into classroom application to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to- face trainings.

45. MLDS: Missouri Leadership Academy

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: Grandview School District-TBD (TBD at a later date, TB)

Audience: School Leaders with at least three full years of administrator experience

Dates: 9/26/2023 to 4/18/2024

The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is a continuum of learning and supports provided to school leaders from aspiring to retiring. In addition to content available for aspiring school leaders, five levels of support comprise MLDS: New Leaders Year I, New Leaders Year II, Sustaining Leadership Year III, Sustaining Leadership IV and Transformational Leadership V & VI.

Missouri Leadership Academy:

Leadership Academy is part of the Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS), which develops effective school leaders who: Engage with school and community, serve as catalysts for meaningful and productive change, recognize and develop excellent instruction, and create and sustain a culture of continuous learning. Leadership Academy is comprised of school leaders across the state of Missouri and aims to promote the success of each student by building leadership capacity in the following domains: Relational, Instructional, Visionary, Innovative and Managerial. Leadership Academy offers four regional meetings, a three-day outdoor learning experience and statewide meetings. Statewide meetings will be held in mid-Missouri and Potosi areas, and regional meetings will be conducted in cohorts in your area.

46. MLDS: Transformational Leadership V Cohort

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: School Leaders of with six plus years of school leadership experience.

Dates: 9/28/2023 to 5/2/2024

The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is a continuum of learning and supports provided to school leaders from aspiring to retiring. In addition to content available for aspiring school leaders, five levels of support comprise MLDS: New Leaders Year I, New Leaders Year II, Sustaining Leadership Year III, Sustaining Leadership IV and Transformational Leadership V & VI.

Transformational Leadership Cohort:
The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is a series of professional learning experiences specifically tailored to develop leadership capacity across multiple domains of leadership. Research and practical experience confirm the impact of leadership on multiple aspects of school life, personal satisfaction, recruitment and retention of faculty and staff, and student achievement, to name a few. Essential activities will include, but are not limited to comprehensive and progressive learning treatments designed to meet principals' needs at their current level of experience (Emerging, Sustaining or Transformational), opportunities to develop formal and informal professional networks, relevant leadership learning facilitated by MLDS specialists, delivered in a format that honors a principal's time, experience and areas of expertise in the education field. This cohort is well suited for school leaders with 6+ years of administrator experience. Completion of Sustaining Leadership content is recommended. If you have 6+ years of leadership experience but did not participate in Sustaining Leadership content, please contact the RPDC Leadership Development Specialist, Tamara Moore-Callahan at tymtc7@umkc.edu to discuss your best cohort placement.

47. LETRS Volume 2 Cohort 2 - Independence Schools Only

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: By Invitation Only

Dates: 10/2/2023 to 4/22/2024

Missouri Read Lead Exceed - Year 2. By Invitation Only

48. Behavior Interventionist Specialist Networking

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: Behavior Interventionist, Behavior Support Staff, Recovery Room, Administrators, teachers and Support Staff.

Dates: 10/6/2023 to 4/24/2024

Come join us for the Premier Season of KCRPDC's Behavior Interventionist Network. This will be a time to meet other staff around the region working with students with challenging behavior. This opportunity will engage participants in discussions and the provide time to learn from others in the field how they are supporting students.

49. LETRS Volume 2 Cohort 9

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: By Invitation Only

Dates: 10/9/2023 to 5/7/2024

Missouri Read Lead Exceed - Year 2. By Invitation Only

50. EL Quarterly Meetings for Kansas City Region-Virtual Meetings

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 5. Virtual (Virtual, MO)

Audience: EL Directors/Coordinators

Dates: 10/9/2023 to 5/27/2024

Quarterly meetings are for EL Directors/Coordinators. You will received DESE updates, hear from others on what is working and receive resources that will benefit your program.

51. LETRS Volume 2 Cohort 10

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: By Invitation Only

Dates: 10/10/2023 to 5/8/2024

Missouri Read Lead Exceed - Year 2. By Invitation Only

52. LETRS Volume 2 Cohort 11

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: By Invitation Only

Dates: 10/11/2023 to 5/13/2024

Missouri Read Lead Exceed - Year 2. By Invitation Only

53. LETRS Volume 2 Cohort 12

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: By Invitation Only

Dates: 10/12/2023 to 5/14/2024

Missouri Read Lead Exceed - Year 2. By Invitation Only

54. Missouri Leadership Development System: Aspiring

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: Teachers and non-certified staff who have interest in school leadership.

Dates: 11/1/2023 to 3/6/2024

The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is a continuum of learning and supports provided to school leaders from aspiring to retiring. In addition to content available for aspiring school leaders, five levels of support comprise MLDS: New Leaders Year I, New Leaders Year II, Sustaining Leadership Year III, Sustaining Leadership IV and Transformational Leadership V & VI.

Aspiring Leaders Cohort:
The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) Aspiring Leaders Cohort: Training and support through research-based learning experiences, opportunities to develop formal and informal professional networks. MLDS Aspiring Leaders includes three regional meetings which provide practical and relevant learning to assist prospective schools leaders in the preparation phase, or pre-service, that results in an administrative certificate. If you are currently serving in a teacher or non-administrator role and have interest to become a certified school administrator, this cohort is for you. Please contact the RPDC Leadership Development Specialist, Tamara Moore-Callahan at tymtc7@umkc.edu if you have questions about this leadership opportunity.

Cost: FREE

55. Alternative Programs Networking

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: Administrators, Social Workers , Teachers

Dates: 12/7/2023 to 4/15/2024

Working day in and day out with students who have significant behaviors is very challenging work. How would you like to collaborate with people working in similar populations across the metro? This would be a unique networking opportunity for administrators, social workers and teachers to collaborate across districts to discuss, daily operations, processes and procedures followed in other separate school programs in restrictive settings as a means for continuous improvement, collaboration, and problem solving

56. MTDS POWERFUL TASK DESIGN: KC RPDC 24-25

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Dates: 1/1/2024 to 4/10/2025

New

This program offers support for mid-career teachers.

MTDS: Developing Stories Through Powerful Task Design is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System and is open to any teacher who has:

-a strong desire for continuous professional improvement

- It is recommended to attend MTDS Teacher Academy prior to attending this program, but it is not a requirement

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

-Cost: $50 KCRPDC Members or $75 Non-Members

57. Intensive Teaching Establishing Basic Skill Sets for Early Learners (2-day training)

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: Special Education teachers, related service providers, coordinators, school psychologists, behavior interventionists, administrators

Dates: 2/12/2024 to 2/15/2024

Wait List
Establishing Basic Skill Sets - 2 day training Quite often, students on the autism spectrum, as well as learners with other developmental delays, present with limited skill sets. This 2-day training will cover methods for assessing and establishing early basic skills as a starting point so that effective programs can be developed. Concepts that will be covered include methods for establishing instructional control through pairing, teaching strategies for beginning programs, and a framework for responding to problem behavior. Training components will include written pre/post-tests, oral competencies and demonstration of teaching procedures. This training is modeled after training provided as part of Pennsylvania's PaTTAN Autism Initiative.

Participants must have attended the 3-day bootcamp training prior to this option.


Deadline for registration is Feb 1, 2024 and a 72-hour cancelation notice is required.

Cost: $220 per person

58. Taking the Fear Out of Fluency in Grades 3-5

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: Grades 3-5 Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Administrators

Dates: 3/7/2024

Fluency is more than just helping students memorize their math facts, it requires conceptual understanding of the operations, understanding properties, and having a variety of ways to solve a problem. In this workshop you will develop an understanding of what it means for students to demonstrate fluency in grades 3-5 and leave with engaging games and routines designed to support students in reasoning flexibly, working efficiently, and computing accurately.

Cost: $20 per participant

59. Virtual Lunch & Learn: Decoding OHI: Exploring Other Health Impairment Criteria and Strategies for Effective Assessment

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

Audience: School Psychologists, Testing Diagnosticians, Process Coordinators, Special Education Directors and Special Education Teachers

Dates: 3/25/2024

When does this health condition become an educational disability? This session will help you to navigate the complexities of Other Health Impairment assessment with confidence! This session will focus on decoding OHI by diving into the critical factors and assessment practices that assist in determining eligibility. Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the MO-DESE Other Health Impairment criteria with an emphasis on limited strength, vitality, and alertness. Attendees will explore a variety of assessment methods within RIOT/ICEL with an emphasis on student voice. Participants will gain confidence in navigating OHI assessment and eligibility determination through actionable tools and materials that can be readily applied to their professional roles.

Learning Objectives:
1. During this session, attendees will gain valuable insight into the critical factors that determine when diagnosed health conditions qualify as disabilities, along with essential data to consider when suspecting a disability.
2. Participants will develop a comprehensive understanding of the MO-DESE Other Health Impairment eligibility criteria with exploration of limited strength, vitality, and alertness.
3. The session will explore a variety of assessment methods with a special focus on incorporating student voice to ensure appropriate eligibility determinations.
4. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore case examples that will provide a practical illustration of the eligibility determination process. Additionally, they will have the chance to examine sample reports and templates that showcase how assessment data is effectively documented and utilized in this context.

Facilitating this event is Rachele Teson, EdS, NCSP, she is a practicing School Psychologist in the Orchard Farm School District and serves K-12.

60. 24-25 LETRS Volume 1 Cohort 11 - Independence Schools Only

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 Independence 30 School District (Independence, MO)

Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants Only

Dates: 4/8/2024 to 4/21/2025

New
Limited to MO READ, LEAD, EXCEED Participants Only.
Missouri Read Lead Exceed - Year 2. By Invitation Only

61. Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: Intended Audience: Administrators, Teachers, Counselors, Paraprofessionals, Coaches - anyone who works with youth ages 12-18

Dates: 4/15/2024

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) is a skills-based training that teaches parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors and health and human services workers and any other adult how to identify, understand and respond to an adolescent (ages 12- 18) who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge.

A minimum number of 15 participants is required to hold each training. Each session has a maximum participation of 30.

Cost: FREE

62. LETRS Charter Schools - Invitation Only

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: Gordon Parks Elementary School (Kansas City, MO)

Audience: This is for those that have pre-registered with DESE and approved by the district to attend.

Dates: 4/19/2024 to 4/18/2025

LETRS® (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 apply research into classroom application to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to- face trainings.

63. Not Your Average SLP/ SLP-A Network

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: Speech Language Pathologists and Speech Language Pathologist Assistants

Dates: 4/25/2024

Join our network to explore comprehensive interventions for language and speech impairments, catering to both elementary and secondary school settings. We will delve into the Interstate Compact and its potential implications on school-based Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs) and their licensing requirements. This platform welcomes inquiries from SLPs and Speech Language Pathology Assistants (SLP-As) regarding eligibility criteria for speech and language services. Through engaging discussions, we will analyze the roles and key subjects pertinent to SLPs and SLP-As, highlighting both their commonalities and distinctions. With a strong emphasis on evidence-based practices, this interactive network serves as a valuable resource, offering practical insights for SLPs and SLP-As alike.

Facilitators:
Cindy Reineke, MA, CCC-SLP, Worked in Missouri public schools for 24 years. Received MD in Speech-Language Pathology from KU in 1998 and worked as a school-based SLP ever since. Experienced working with students with speech and language disabilities from Kindergarten through 12th grade. Member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Missouri Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Pat Jones, MS, CCC-SLP,is a speech-language pathologist with 35 years of practice that, includes work in the medical and school setting. Past MSHA President and a current Missouri co-ASHA State Education Advocacy Leader (SEALS). Member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Missouri Speech-Language-Hearing Association and she has served on national and state committees, including the Speech/Language Eligibility criteria workgroup.

48 hour cancellation policy

Cost: $50 per person

64. Restorative Practices 2-Day Training

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, Counselors, Social Workers, School Psychologists

Dates: 4/29/2024 to 4/30/2024

This two-day Basic training in Restorative Practices provides the necessary information for establishing the conditions for developing and nurturing a culture based on high quality relationships among all school community members and positive community building that is trauma-free. This is accomplished by focusing not on rules broken and punitive consequences but rather on the harms done and providing appropriate restorative consequences and the systems that are necessary to repair and support strong relationships among all school community members (students and adults). Working restoratively is a social/relational rather than a behaviorist model. Embracing restorative practices is not a program but rather a way of thinking, being and operating in the day-to-day. The training includes concrete and practical strategies for establishing the appropriate classroom and school-based routines as well as conducting circles and conferences in primary prevention as well as intervention contexts.

COST: $220 RPDC Member, $275 Non-Member

Teams of 3 or more RPDC Member, $175/pp Non-Member $235/pp

Cancellation requires a 48-hour notice

65. Cultural Competence and Educational Equity

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: Teachers, Admin, Counselors, Social Workers, School Psychologists

Dates: 5/1/2024

Children/people of color (and special needs) are disproportionately treated inequitably in American society, and what we may see in our society begins in our schools. In Schools students of color are disciplined, suspended and expelled at far greater rates than their Caucasian peers. In community settings and in judicial/correctional proceedings, this is also the case. In this session, educators, among others will be introduced to key aspects that are required to become culturally competent adults/educators who embrace and practice equity. This highly interactive workshop includes the exploration of how and why racism and discrimination are so difficult to eliminate ("White Fragility”), the difference between Equity and Equality, the various notions of School Climate, School Culture and the wider Community Culture. In order to map the territory to reach a destination of far more equitable treatment for all, different ideologies of Cultural Diversity will be shared, as will the relationship between Racism and Discrimination, anti-racist perspectives, the differences between Explicit and Implicit Bias and ultimately, how we can impact our classrooms, schools, workplaces and all community settings to become truly equitable places to work, learn and socialize led by culturally competent , anti-racist and non-discriminatory individuals who function in institutions free from racism and discrimination.

COST: $75 RPDC Member, $90 Non-Member
Cancellation requires a 48-hour notice

66. Adverse Childhood Experiences - ACEs

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: Teachers, Admin, Counselors, Social Workers, School Psychologists

Dates: 5/1/2024

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are the largest public health crisis to be identified in the past thirty years. Traumatic childhood experiences (toxic stress/trauma) impact a child's daily life in the home, in school and the community as they grow. These adversities (injuries) in childhood also impact adult health and wellbeing, often identified as PTSD. Even when children are too young to remember the events (neglect, physical/emotional/sexual abuse, abandonment, violence, etc.), the body never "forgets.” Childhood adversity affects a child's ability to learn and behave in productive ways by changing brain chemistry and architecture thus impacting their ability to learn and behave "normally” in schools and other settings. And, if not appropriately treated, these injuries impact life and health outcomes into adulthood. All too often, children who are experiencing trauma, neglect and abuse in their homes and communities are identified in schools as having "special needs,” such as ADHD, ODD or EDD when in fact what they are experiencing is actually trauma/toxic stress. These life circumstances cause diminished executive functioning abilities, learning difficulties, and/or misbehavior.

Educators, as well as all other adults, need to be keenly aware of this body of research and practical school- home- and community-based remedies in order to mitigate the impact of toxic stress (ACEs) on successful child cognitive and emotional development, including impulsivity, learning difficulties and misbehavior, not to mention diminished physical health outcomes in adulthood. In this workshop, the critically important information about this life- and practice-changing body of research, including ACEs and the ACEs Scale, will be introduced and the clear and present pathways to healing will be presented.

COST: $75 RPDC Member, $90 Non-Member

Cancellation requires a 48-hour notice

67. Restorative Conference Training

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, Counselors, Social Workers, School Psychologists

Dates: 5/2/2024

This one-day training in Restorative Conferencing is a "part 2” of Restorative Practices Basic Training. Restorative Practices Basic Training (two-day) is a required prerequisite to attending this one-day session. The training is singularly focused on the formal restorative conferencing process and components that includes the theoretical foundation, conference planning, conducting the conference and creating conference agreements. Participants will be given the necessary tools and practice to be able to conduct successful restorative conferences in school and community settings. This is a highly interactive day which includes information sharing, video and a significant amount of practice through role-playing to ensure that participants not only know when and how to conduct formal restorative conferences but also feel comfortable using the conferencing script and related materials as well as fully understanding the purposes and outcomes of engaging in the conferencing process.

Restorative Practices Basic Training is a required prerequisite to attending this one-day session

COST: $125 RPDC Member, $150 Non-Member
Teams of 3 or more RPDC Member, $100/pp Non-Member $125/pp
Cancellation requires a 48-hour notice

68. 24-25 Volume 1 Cohort 15 LETRS - Limited to Frontier School District

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: Frontier School of Innovation – Elementary (Kansas City, MO)

Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

Dates: 5/23/2024 to 3/24/2025

By Invitation Only

LETRS® (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 apply research into classroom application to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to- face trainings.

69. Science of Reading for Administrators

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: Principals, Instruction coaches, reading specialists, adminintrators, PD providers, curriculum and instruction

Dates: 6/6/2024 to 6/7/2024

This session is designed to support administrators/coaches that have teachers enrolled in the MO Read, Lead, Exceed LETRS Initative. Participants will be provided with an overview of the learning that is occurring during the LETRS trainings as well as ways to support implementation of the learning. An observation walkthrough tool will be shared.

Cost: $50 per person for KC RPDC members OR $75 per person for non-members

70. Intensive Teaching Verbal Behavior Bootcamp

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: Special Education teachers, related service providers, coordinators, school psychologists, behavior interventionists, administrators

Dates: 7/22/2024 to 7/24/2024

This intensive 3-day training provides participants the opportunity to learn skills to design and implement evidence-based programs for students with developmental disorders which are grounded in Applied Behavior Analysis and emphasize the acquisition of verbal behavior (language) repertoires. Concepts covered will include basic principles of ABA, errorless teaching and error correction procedures, the verbal operants, data collection, and programming based on verbal behavior assessments. Participants will also learn the importance of teaching students how to ask (mand) for what they want/need and how to incorporate mand training into their students' programs. Participants will be required to complete written pre/post-tests, demonstrate teaching procedures, accurately complete data collection procedures, as well as orally define ABA terms. This training is modeled after training provided as part of Pennsylvania's PaTTAN Autism Initiative.

Stacey is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and has more than thirty-five years of experience working in the field of education. In her role as a BCBA at Summit Behavioral Services, her responsibilities include providing professional development for school districts, programming support and consultation for school districts across the Midwest, and supervising early intervention programs for 2-7 year olds at the Summit Center for Child Development. Stacey provides training across Missouri, Nebraska, and Kansas in the areas of Applied Behavior Analysis, Verbal Behavior and Autism Spectrum Disorders, has presented at many state conferences, and was the 2015 closing keynote speaker at the National Autism Conference at Penn State University.

This is a prerequisite to the advanced verbal behavior trainings.

Deadline for registration is July 15th and a 72-hour cancelation notice is required.

71. Early Learner: Establishing Basic Skill Sets (2-day training)

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: Special Education teachers, related service providers, coordinators, school psychologists, behavior interventionists, administrators

Dates: 7/29/2024 to 7/30/2024

Quite often, students on the autism spectrum, as well as learners with other developmental delays, present with limited skill sets. This 2-day training will cover methods for assessing and establishing early basic skills as a starting point so that effective programs can be developed. Concepts that will be covered include methods for establishing instructional control through pairing, teaching strategies for beginning programs, and a framework for responding to problem behavior. Training components will include written pre/post-tests, oral competencies and demonstration of teaching procedures. This training is modeled after training provided as part of Pennsylvania's PaTTAN Autism Initiative.

Participants must have attended the 3-day bootcamp training prior to this option.

Deadline for registration is July 1, 2023 and a 72-hour cancelation notice is required.


Stacey is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and has more than thirty-five years of experience working in the field of education. In her role as a BCBA at Summit Behavioral Services, her responsibilities include providing professional development for school districts, programming support and consultation for school districts across the Midwest, and supervising early intervention programs for 2-7 year olds at the Summit Center for Child Development. Stacey provides training across Missouri, Nebraska, and Kansas in the areas of Applied Behavior Analysis, Verbal Behavior and Autism Spectrum Disorders, has presented at many state conferences, and was the 2015 closing keynote speaker at the National Autism Conference at Penn State University.

72. MTDS Foundations of Coaching and Mentoring: PLEASANT HILL

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 Pleasant Hill R-III School District Offices (Pleasant Hill,, MO)

Dates: 8/1/2024 to 3/6/2025

New

This program offers learning and support for mentor teachers. 

Mastering: 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

 

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


Cost: is $50 per teacher per year for KCRPDC members, $75 per teacher per year for non-members.

73. 24-25 MLDS: New Leaders Year I

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: School Leaders in their first few years of school leadership.

Dates: 8/1/2024 to 4/1/2025

The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is a continuum of learning and supports provided to school leaders from aspiring to retiring. In addition to content available for aspiring school leaders, five levels of support comprise MLDS: New Leaders Year I, New Leaders Year II, Sustaining Leadership Year III, Sustaining Leadership IV and Transformational Leadership V & VI.

New Leaders Year 1 Cohort:
The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is a series of professional learning experiences specifically tailored to develop leadership capacity across multiple domains of leadership. Research and practical experience confirm the impact of leadership on multiple aspects of school life, personal satisfaction, recruitment and retention of faculty and staff, and student achievement, to name a few. Essential activities will include, but are not limited to productive and relevant mentoring (Emerging Level - years 1 and 2) and comprehensive and progressive learning treatments designed to meet principals' needs at their current level of experience (Emerging and Developing Levels). Join this cohort and watch your leadership skill and professional network grow. Not sure which cohort to join? Just ask!

74. 24-25 LETRS Volume 1 Cohort 1

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants Only

Dates: 8/5/2024 to 4/23/2025

Limited to MO READ, LEAD, EXCEED Participants Only.
LETRS® (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 apply research into classroom application to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to- face trainings.

75. 24-25 LETRS Volume 1 Cohort 2

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

Dates: 8/5/2024 to 4/22/2025

Limited to MO READ, LEAD, EXCEED Participants Only.
LETRS® (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 apply research into classroom application to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to- face trainings.

76. 24-25 LETRS Volume 1 Cohort 3

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: By Invitation Only

Dates: 8/6/2024 to 4/25/2025

Limited to MO READ, LEAD, EXCEED Participants Only.
LETRS® (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 apply research into classroom application to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to- face trainings.

77. 24-25 MLDS: New Leaders Year II Cohort

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: School Leaders in their first few years of school leadership.

Dates: 8/6/2024 to 4/10/2025

The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is a continuum of learning and supports provided to school leaders from aspiring to retiring. In addition to content available for aspiring school leaders, five levels of support comprise MLDS: New Leaders Year I, New Leaders Year II, Sustaining Leadership Year III, Sustaining Leadership IV and Transformational Leadership V.

New Leaders Year 2 Cohort:
The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is a continuum of learning and supports provided to school leaders from aspiring to retiring. In addition to content available for aspiring school leaders, five levels of support comprise MLDS: New Leaders Year I, New Leaders Year II, Sustaining Leadership Year III, Sustaining Leadership IV and Transformational Leadership V. School leaders will want to invest in their own professional development by attending each level of training. The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) New Leaders Year 1 provides principals: Conclusion of two-years of productive and relevant mentoring, training and support through research-based learning experiences, opportunities to develop formal and informal professional networks. MLDS New Leaders Year 2 includes two regional meetings which provide practical, relevant learning as well as two coaching labs providing hands on experiences to improve skills in assessing school culture. In addition, a minimum of 20 hours of mentor support are included. Participation in New Leaders Year 1 is a pre-requisite for this cohort. If you are in year two of school leadership and did not participate in New Leaders Year 1, please contact the RPDC Leadership Development Specialist, Tamara Moore-Callahan at tymtc7@umkc.edu to discuss your best course placement. Completion of the New Leaders/Emerging Level series (year 1 and 2) meets administrative certification requirements.

78. 24-25 LETRS Volume 1 Cohort 4

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

Dates: 8/6/2024 to 4/28/2025

Limited to MO READ, LEAD, EXCEED Participants Only.
LETRS® (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 apply research into classroom application to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to- face trainings.

79. 24-25 LETRS Volume 1 Cohort 5

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

Dates: 8/7/2024 to 4/29/2025

Limited to MO READ, LEAD, EXCEED Participants Only.
LETRS® (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 apply research into classroom application to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to- face trainings.

80. 24-25 LETRS Volume 1 Cohort 6

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

Dates: 8/7/2024 to 4/30/2025

Limited to MO READ, LEAD, EXCEED Participants Only.
LETRS® (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 apply research into classroom application to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to- face trainings.

81. MTDS FOUNDATIONS OF COACHING AND MENTORING: KC RPDC 24-25

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Dates: 8/8/2024 to 2/27/2025

New

This program offers learning and support for mentor teachers. 

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

This opportunity provides:

-coaching, observation, and feedback training and support.

-consultant support

-regional networking with other mentor teachers

-opportunities to apply newly acquired skills with beginning teachers

-competency-based programming

 

-Cost: $50 KCRPDC Members or $75 Non-Members

82. MTDS Mastering: Foundations of Coaching and Mentoring: KEARNEY

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3-Kearney School District Offices (Kearney, MO)

Dates: 8/8/2024 to 3/20/2025

New

This program offers learning and support for mentor teachers. 

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

This opportunity provides:

-coaching, observation, and feedback training and support.

-consultant support

-regional networking with other mentor teachers

-opportunities to apply newly acquired skills with beginning teachers

-competency-based programming

 

Fees:$75 for Non-Members and $50 for Members

83. 24-25 LETRS Volume 1 Cohort 7

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

Dates: 8/8/2024 to 5/1/2025

Limited to MO READ, LEAD, EXCEED Participants Only.
LETRS® (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 apply research into classroom application to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to- face trainings.

84. 24-25 LETRS Volume 1 Cohort 8

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

Dates: 8/8/2024 to 5/2/2025

Limited to MO READ, LEAD, EXCEED Participants Only.
LETRS® (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 apply research into classroom application to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to- face trainings.

85. 24-25 LETRS Volume 1 Cohort 9

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

Dates: 8/9/2024 to 5/5/2025

Limited to MO READ, LEAD, EXCEED Participants Only.
LETRS® (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 apply research into classroom application to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to- face trainings.

86. 24-25 LETRS Volume 1 Cohort 11

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

Dates: 8/9/2024 to 5/6/2025

Limited to MO READ, LEAD, EXCEED Participants Only.
LETRS® (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 apply research into classroom application to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to- face trainings.

87. 24-25 LETRS Volume 2 Cohort 1

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: Limited to MO READ, LEAD, EXCEED Participants Only

Dates: 8/26/2024 to 3/31/2025

Limited to MO READ, LEAD, EXCEED Participants Only.
Missouri Read Lead Exceed - Year 2. By Invitation Only

88. *COPY OF 24-25 LETRS Volume 2 Cohort 2

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: MO READ, LEAD, EXCEED Participants Only

Dates: 8/27/2024 to 4/1/2025

New
Limited to MO READ, LEAD, EXCEED Participants Only.
Missouri Read Lead Exceed - Year 2. By Invitation Only

89. 24-25 LETRS Volume 2 Cohort 2

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: MO READ, LEAD, EXCEED Participants Only

Dates: 8/27/2024 to 4/1/2025

Limited to MO READ, LEAD, EXCEED Participants Only.
Missouri Read Lead Exceed - Year 2. By Invitation Only

90. 24-25 LETRS Volume 2 Cohort 3

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants Only

Dates: 8/28/2024 to 4/2/2025

Limited to MO READ, LEAD, EXCEED Participants Only.
LETRS® (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 apply research into classroom application to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to- face trainings.

91. 24-25 LETRS Volume 2 Cohort 4

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

Dates: 8/29/2024 to 4/3/2025

Limited to MO READ, LEAD, EXCEED Participants Only.
LETRS® (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 apply research into classroom application to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to- face trainings.

92. MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP yr 1): KC RPDC 24-25

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Dates: 9/3/2024 to 3/11/2025

New

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

This program is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System

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

This opportunity provides:

-networking with other new teachers and educational consultants

-just-in-time learning (critical firsts)

-awareness of the phases of a new teacher

-relationship-building skills

-on-demand learning, including videos by Mike Rutherford

MTDS BTAP meets Missouri's BTAP certification requirements.

-Cost: $50-KCRPDC Members or $75 Non Members

93. 24-25 LETRS Volume 2 Cohort 5

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: Limited to MO READ, LEAD, EXCEED Participants Only

Dates: 9/4/2024 to 4/4/2025

Limited to MO READ, LEAD, EXCEED Participants Only.
Missouri Read Lead Exceed - Year 2. By Invitation Only

94. 24-25 LETRS Volume 2 Cohort 6

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: Limited to MO READ, LEAD, EXCEED Participants Only

Dates: 9/5/2024 to 4/7/2025

Limited to MO READ, LEAD, EXCEED Participants Only.
Missouri Read Lead Exceed - Year 2. By Invitation Only

95. 24-25 LETRS Volume 2 Cohort 7

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: Limited to MO READ, LEAD, EXCEED Participants Only

Dates: 9/6/2024 to 4/14/2025

Limited to MO READ, LEAD, EXCEED Participants Only.
Missouri Read Lead Exceed - Year 2. By Invitation Only

96. MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP yr 1): Pleasant Hill

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 Pleasant Hill R-III School District Offices (Pleasant Hill,, MO)

Audience: Any teacher who has not yet completed a Beginning Teacher Assistance Program in Missouri

Dates: 9/10/2024 to 2/27/2025

New

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

BTAP A 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

97. MTDS GROW YOUR OWN (GYO) NETWORK: KC RPDC 24-25

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: GYO Teacher Leaders

Dates: 9/10/2024 to 2/12/2025

New

MTDS Grow Your Own (GYO) Network

Missouri students need great teachers. Your role as a builder of the next generation of educators is SO important! Together we can help build the future of Missouri teachers.

Regional Grow Your Own networks are designed:

-to connect district GYO program designers/facilitators through active collaborative groups.

-to promote resource/information sharing among colleagues.

-to create opportunities that inspire students to become great educators.

-using the Aspiring Level state competencies as a focus.

Join us if you are a designer/facilitator of a GYO club/chapter or class who wants to:

-connect with other leaders who work with the next generation of educators.

-hear relevant guest speakers.

-learn about resources and opportunities that support your program.

-share the fantastic happenings of your group of future teachers.

Regional networking sessions support the implementation and growth of GYO teacher recruitment programs in all Missouri school districts and charter schools. The state MTDS GYO Coordinator, Sandy Humbyrd, a former Ed Pathways Dual Credit Class Teacher & Ed Club Sponsor, who completed doctoral work on Missouri's GYO programs, will be facilitating network gatherings.

Cost: $50 per teacher per year for KCRPDC members, $75 per teacher per year for non-members

98. MTDS Purposeful Lesson Planning (BTAP yr. 2): KEARNEY

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3-Kearney School District Offices (Kearney, MO)

Dates: 9/11/2024 to 3/6/2025

New

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

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

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

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

This opportunity provides:

-access to experts- statewide event with Mike Rutherford!

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

-consultant support

-networking with other teachers

-competency-based programming

Fees: $75 for Non-Members and $50 for Members

99. MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP yr 1): Kearney

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3-Kearney School District Offices (Kearney, MO)

Dates: 9/12/2024 to 4/1/2025

New

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

This program is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System

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

This opportunity provides:

-networking with other new teachers and educational consultants

-just-in-time learning (critical firsts)

-awareness of the phases of a new teacher

-relationship-building skills

-on-demand learning, including videos by Mike Rutherford

MTDS BTAP meets Missouri's BTAP certification requirements.

Fees: $75 for Non-Members and $50 for Members

100. MTDS TEACHER ACADEMY: KC RPDC 24-25

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Dates: 9/12/2024 to 4/2/2025

New
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

-Cost: $50 KCRPDC Memmbers or $75 Non-Members

101. 24-25 LETRS Volume 2 Cohort 8

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: Limited to MO READ, LEAD, EXCEED Participants Only

Dates: 9/16/2024 to 4/15/2025

Limited to MO READ, LEAD, EXCEED Participants Only.
Missouri Read Lead Exceed - Year 2. By Invitation Only