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1. MTDS Emerging II (BTAP 2)

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: Any teacher who has completed a Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (year 1) in Missouri

Dates: 8/5/2021 to 5/5/2022

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

This program offers continued support for early career teachers.

Emerging II begins with a statewide kick-off event featuring Mike Rutherford, author of The Artisan Teacher!.

Participants will receive a copy of Mike's book "The Artisan Teacher". Emerging II 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- Kick-off event with Mike Rutherford!

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

•consultant support

•networking with other teachers

•competency-based programming

Emerging II emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies


•Differentiates to Meet Unique Student Needs Designs lesson variations to: (a) contanet; (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.


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

**Scholarships Available**

*Travel expenses are each district's responsibility*

2. MTDS Emerging II (BTAP 2) - Grandview

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: Grandview CO (Grandview,, MO)

Audience: Any teacher who has completed a Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (year 1) in Missouri

Dates: 8/5/2021 to 5/10/2022

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

This program offers continued support for early career teachers.

Emerging II begins with a statewide kick-off event featuring Mike Rutherford, author of The Artisan Teacher!. Participants will receive a copy of Mike's book "The Artisan Teacher". Emerging II 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- Kick-off event with Mike Rutherford!

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

•consultant support

•networking with other teachers

•competency-based programming



•Emerging II emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies



•Differentiates to Meet Unique Student Needs Designs lesson variations to: (a) contanet; (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


**Scholarships Available** *Travel expenses are each district's responsibility*

3. MLDS: Missouri Leadership Academy 21-22

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

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

Dates: 9/2/2021 to 5/5/2022

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.

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.

4. MTDS Mastering: Mentoring - Grandview

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: Grandview CO (Grandview,, MO)

Audience: This program is for the first-year teacher and their mentors.

Dates: 9/2/2021 to 5/5/2022

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
Mastering: Mentoring emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies >

•Professional: Communicates Professionally Develops and applies coaching conversation skills while mentoring aspiring/preparing/emerging teacher

•Competencies Related to Coaching & Mentoring Teachers on:
--Building a Community: Accessing & Building Systemic Services and Supports
--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

Mastering: Mentor First Year Teachers is offered free for teachers who are mentoring a teacher enrolled in: MTDS Emerging I(BTAP)

5. Special Education Compliance Network- KC Region Register HERE (Jackson, Platte, Cass and Clay County Schools)

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: 1st and 2nd year Special Education Directors

Dates: 9/13/2021 to 4/19/2022

*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.
* Writing Compliant Evaluation Reports/ IEP alignment
*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.


Please note the first and last meeting location is in EmPowerU, St. Joseph, MO

6. MTDS Developing I: Teacher Academy

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: This program is for teachers with at least 3 years of full-time classroom experience. Application is required and may be obtained from Kat Nicolaus. Please email your request to nicolausk@umkc.edu.

Dates: 9/15/2021 to 4/21/2022

This program offers support for mid-career teachers. Developing I begins with a statewide kick-off event featuring John Antonetti, author of 17,000 Classroom Visits Can't Be Wrong!

Developing I is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System (mo-mtds.net) and is open to any teacher who has:



• completed at least three years of successful teaching



• a strong desire for professional improvement

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:



• Community Builder: Works in a Community of Practice



• Reflective Learner: Engages in On-Going Reflective Practice



• Instructional Designer: Uses Data to Make Decisions



• Facilitator of Student Thinking & Learning: Engages Students in Content




• Participation includes 2 full-day statewide meetings with other Teacher Academy Fellow from across the state, one in September and one in January, These meetings are held at Lake of the Ozarks and are facilitated by noted researcher and author John Antonetti. All participants receive a complimentary copy of his book, "17,000 Classroom Visits Can't Be Wrong.

This opportunity provides:



• access to experts- Kick-off event with John Antonetti!



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



• consultant support



• networking with other teachers



• competency-based programming

Any transportation and lodging costs are each district's responsibility.

**Scholarships are available.**

7. MTDS Developing II: Teacher Academy Graduates

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Dates: 9/16/2021 to 3/17/2022

This program offers support for mid-career teachers. Developing II begins with a statewide kick-off event featuring national expert John Antonetti!

Developing II is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System (mo-mtds.net) and is open to any teacher who has:
* completed Developing I: Teacher Academy * a strong desire for continuous professional improvement
This opportunity provides:
* access to experts: State Kick-off event with national expert John Antonetti * a copy John's book: Rigorous Task Design * consultant support * networking with other teachers * competency-based programming

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

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

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

You must register separately for the Statewide meeting by September 16, 2021.

8. 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: 9/16/2021 to 3/15/2022

This program is not part of the MTDS system and it does not meet BTAP requirements.


This 4 part series is directed towards 1st and second-year teachers in special education. We will focus on a special education hot topic per session, along with allowing time for participants to collaborate, gain ideas from one another and make new connections! Hot topics and meeting dates are below

09/16: 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. This training will be virtual: to access zoom link please register: https://umsystem.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEvf-GorD8rG90cHGXk5Q5wESC7Fha5v6X8

11/18: 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. This will be in person

01/18: 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. TBD on platform of training

03/15: 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.TBD on platform of training

9. LETRS for Early Childhood Educators: A Proven Approach to Raising Reading Achievement Grades Pre K-K

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: K–12 Literacy Professional Development

Dates: 9/20/2021 to 4/4/2022

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.

LETRS provides

•robust online learning experience

•Integrates assessment considerations and tools for each topic>


•Guides teachers through classroom curriculum development

•Includes engaging videos that show teachers demonstrating effective instruction

Teachers, not programs, teach students to read.

The Early Childhood LETRS course of study will include three face-to-face sessions, a launch event with a Locally Certified Trainer scheduled strategically throughout the implementation. These sessions will incorporate Bridge-to-Practice activities, discussions of instructional strategies, and reflection on the integration of new learning, ensuring greater transfer to classroom application. Cost of Materials are purchased directly from Lexia Learning (robyn.rogers@lexialearning.com)

Cost: There will be a one-time charge of $400 per enrollee for the training series. Groups of 8 or more please call for pricing.

Please register by August 1, 2021

10. MLDS: Sustaining Leadership III Cohort 21-22

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: School Leaders who have completed New Leaders/Emerging content and are in their first few years of school leadership.

Dates: 9/21/2021 to 5/5/2022

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.

Sustaining Leadership III Cohort:
The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) Sustaining Leadership III Cohort provides principals: Training and support through research-based learning experiences, opportunities to develop formal and informal professional networks. MLDS Sustaining Leadership III 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 New Leaders/Emerging Level content is a pre-requisite for this course. If you are in your first years of school leadership and did not participate in New Leaders content, please contact the RPDC Leadership Development Specialist, Tamara Moore-Callahan at tymtc7@umkc.edu to discuss your best cohort placement.

11. MTDS Emerging I (BTAP 1) - Grandview

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: Grandview CO (Grandview, MO)

Audience: This program is for the first-year teacher and their mentors.

Dates: 9/22/2021 to 4/20/2022

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 Missouri Teacher Development System (mo-mtds.net).

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 - a copy of Mike Rutherford's The Artisan Teacher

Emerging I 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: (a) promote student interaction; (b) meet student needs and well-being; (c) minimize disruption; (d) allow teacher movement for monitoring student progress; (e) increase & manage student productivity; and (f) encourage self-directed student learning

-Develops Research-Based Instruction Using *research-based *lesson planning models/practices to plan lessons that include: (a) lesson targets; (b) *activities, tasks, and/or experiences; (c) *research-based and/or *evidence-based strategies; and (d) methods for monitoring/communicating student progress towards meeting lesson target

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

12. LETRS: A Proven Approach to Raising Reading Achievement--Volume 2 Units 5-8

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: K–12 Literacy Professional Development

Dates: 9/27/2021 to 3/7/2022

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.

LETRS provides


•robust online learning experience


•Integrates assessment considerations and tools for each topic


•Guides teachers through classroom curriculum development


•Includes engaging videos that show teachers demonstrating effective instruction

Teachers, not programs, teach students to read.

The LETRS course of study will include four face-to-face sessions, a launch event with a Locally Certified Trainers scheduled strategically throughout the implementation. These sessions will incorporate Bridge-to-Practice activities, discussions of instructional strategies, and reflection on the integration of new learning, ensuring greater transfer to classroom application. Materials are purchased directly from Lexia Learning (robyn.rogers@lexialearning.com) for approximately $375 per person.


Please enroll by August 27th.

13. English Language Arts Network

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: Teachers, Instructional Coaches and administrators

Dates: 9/28/2021 to 1/27/2022

The ELA Network provides an opportunity for teachers, Instructional Coaches and administrators to learn and share new practices as well as get updates from DESE content specialists. This year's Network meetings will be in person, with three sessions held over the year.

The cost is FREE to KCRPDC member districts, and $100 for up to four from non-member districts

Contact Cindy Hedrick for membership information. cehedrick@umkc.edu

14. Math Network

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Dates: 9/28/2021 to 1/27/2022

The MATH Network provides an opportunity for teachers, Instructional Coaches and administrators to learn and share new practices as well as get updates from DESE content specialists. This year's Network meetings will be in person, with three sessions held over the year.

The cost is FREE to KCRPDC member districts, and $100 for up to four from non-member districts

Contact Cindy Hedrick for membership information. cehedrick@umkc.edu

15. MTDS Emerging I (BTAP 1)

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: Teachers in their first full year of teaching. This program meets the MO DESE BTAP certification standards for first year teachers.

Dates: 9/29/2021 to 4/27/2022

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 Missouri Teacher Development System (mo-mtds.net).

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 - a copy of Mike Rutherford's The Artisan Teacher

Emerging I 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: (a) promote student interaction; (b) meet student needs and well-being; (c) minimize disruption; (d) allow teacher movement for monitoring student progress; (e) increase & manage student productivity; and (f) encourage self-directed student learning

-Develops Research-Based Instruction Using *research-based *lesson planning models/practices to plan lessons that include: (a) lesson targets; (b) *activities, tasks, and/or experiences; (c) *research-based and/or *evidence-based strategies; and (d) methods for monitoring/communicating student progress towards meeting lesson target

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

16. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) Volume 1 Group 1

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: Intended Audience: By invitation only – Scholarship Group 1

Dates: 10/1/2021 to 4/1/2022

By invitation only - Scholarship Group 1

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.

LETRS provides:
•Robust online learning experience
•Integrates assessment considerations and tools for each topic
•Guides teachers through classroom curriculum development
•Includes engaging videos that show teachers demonstrating effective instruction

Teachers, not programs, teach students to read.

The LETRS course of study will include four face-to-face sessions, scheduled strategically throughout the implementation. These sessions will incorporate Bridge-to-Practice activities, discussions of instructional strategies, and reflection on the integration of new learning, ensuring greater transfer to classroom application. Materials are purchased directly from Lexia Learning (robyn.rogers@lexialearning.com) for approximately $350 per person

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

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 5. Virtual (Virtual, MO)

Audience: EL Directors/Coordinators

Dates: 10/11/2021 to 5/9/2022

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.

18. LETRS-Brookside Charter Only

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Dates: 10/12/2021 to 3/2/2022

Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. LETRS is NOT a program. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. Instruction is a mixture of 4 face-to-face learning sessions through structured modules and 4 units of online videos including examples of effective classroom instruction.

19. MLDS: New Leaders Year II Cohort 21-22

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: 10/12/2021 to 5/5/2022

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.

20. LETRS; CLSD GRANT - Group 1

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: CLDS Grant Schools only

Dates: 10/18/2021 to 4/12/2022

By Invitation Only.

Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) Comprehensive Literacy State Development Grant (CLSD) 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 no matter the curriculum or program used. This is a closed workshop for CLDS Grant Schools only.

21. LETRS; CLSD GRANT - Group 2

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: CLDS Grant Schools only

Dates: 10/19/2021 to 3/11/2022

By Invitation Only.

Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) Comprehensive Literacy State Development Grant (CLSD) 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 no matter the curriculum or program used. This is a closed workshop for CLDS Grant Schools only.

22. LETRS; CLSD GRANT - Group 3

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: CLDS Grant Schools only

Dates: 10/20/2021 to 3/14/2022

By Invitation Only.

Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) Comprehensive Literacy State Development Grant (CLSD) 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 no matter the curriculum or program used. This is a closed workshop for CLDS Grant Schools only.

23. MLDS: Transformational Leadership V Cohort 21-22

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: 10/26/2021 to 5/5/2022

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.

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.

24. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) Volume 1 Group 2

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: By invitation only – Scholarship Group 2

Dates: 11/4/2021 to 4/7/2022

By invitation only - Scholarship Group 2

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.

LETRS provides:

•Robust online learning experience
•Integrates assessment considerations and tools for each topic
•Guides teachers through classroom curriculum development
•Includes engaging videos that show teachers demonstrating effective instruction

Teachers, not programs, teach students to read.

The LETRS course of study will include four face-to-face sessions, scheduled strategically throughout the implementation. These sessions will incorporate Bridge-to-Practice activities, discussions of instructional strategies, and reflection on the integration of new learning, ensuring greater transfer to classroom application.

Materials are purchased directly from Lexia Learning (robyn.rogers@lexialearning.com) for approximately $350 per person

25. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) Volume 1 Group 3

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: Intended Audience: By invitation only – Scholarship Group 3

Dates: 11/11/2021 to 5/9/2022

By invitation only - Scholarship Group 3

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.

LETRS provides:
•Robust online learning experience
•Integrates assessment considerations and tools for each topic
•Guides teachers through classroom curriculum development
•Includes engaging videos that show teachers demonstrating effective instruction

Teachers, not programs, teach students to read.

The LETRS course of study will include four face-to-face sessions, scheduled strategically throughout the implementation. These sessions will incorporate Bridge-to-Practice activities, discussions of instructional strategies, and reflection on the integration of new learning, ensuring greater transfer to classroom application.

Materials are purchased directly from Lexia Learning (robyn.rogers@lexialearning.com) for approximately $350 per person

26. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) Volume 1 Group 4

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: Intended Audience: By invitation only – Scholarship Group 4

Dates: 11/12/2021 to 5/10/2022

By invitation only - Scholarship Group 4

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.

LETRS provides:
•Robust online learning experience
•Integrates assessment considerations and tools for each topic
•Guides teachers through classroom curriculum development
•Includes engaging videos that show teachers demonstrating effective instruction

Teachers, not programs, teach students to read.

The LETRS course of study will include four face-to-face sessions, scheduled strategically throughout the implementation. These sessions will incorporate Bridge-to-Practice activities, discussions of instructional strategies, and reflection on the integration of new learning, ensuring greater transfer to classroom application. Materials are purchased directly from Lexia Learning (robyn.rogers@lexialearning.com) for approximately $350 per person

27. Special Education Process-Virtual Training

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: Special Education/General Education Teachers, Administrators, Process Coordinators and Related Service Providers

Dates: 12/2/2021

Starting Soon
As a result of this virtual 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.

28. Instructional Strategies for Paraprofessionals-AM Virtual Training

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Audience: PK-12 instructional aides/paraprofessionals

Dates: 12/6/2021

Starting Soon
This training is designed for instructional aides and/or paraprofessional and is one of a series of 5 options available for professional learning.

This training session will address key factors and information needed to be successful in working with students with special needs. This session will specifically focus on implementing instructional strategies within the special education and/or general education setting. The paraprofessional will learn about process and communication with the teacher regarding student progress and his/her needs. It will include information on how to take data, and note student progress (or lack there of), as well as organizing learning experiences for students.

This is 1 hour of para training and will count towards part of the mandated requirement for the year.

Cost: $20 (KCRPDC member districts) and $35 (non-member districts)

29. Instructional Strategies for Paraprofessionals-PM Virtual Training

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

Audience: PK-12 instructional aides/paraprofessionals

Dates: 12/6/2021

Starting Soon
This training is designed for instructional aides and/or paraprofessional and is one of a series of 5 options available for professional learning.

This training session will address key factors and information needed to be successful in working with students with special needs. This session will specifically focus on implementing instructional strategies within the special education and/or general education setting. The paraprofessional will learn about process and communication with the teacher regarding student progress and his/her needs. It will include information on how to take data, and note student progress (or lack there of), as well as organizing learning experiences for students.

This is 1 hour of para training and will count towards part of the mandated requirement for the year.

Cost: $20 (KCRPDC member districts) and $35 (non-member districts)

30. MTDS: Regional Grant Information & Planning Sessions

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: School district administrators, staff, or teachers who are preparing the Grow Your Own or Teacher Retention Grants, or Higher Education grant applicants.

Dates: 12/8/2021

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is offering Teacher Recruitment and Retention Grants from the state's allocation of the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds. The Missouri Teacher Development System (mo-mtds.net) Teacher Development Specialists (TDS) within Missouri's RPDC network are hosting to support grant applicants with planning and submission support.

This regional information and planning session includes:

Grant Information

•Why are the grants being offered?

•What do we need to know about the grants?

Grant Planning

•How do we write a grant plan?

•What should we include in our grant plans?

Grant Resources

•What technical assistance is available to support these grants?
This will be a virtual meeting. A Zoom link will be sent to you after your registration is complete.

31. Behavior Management for Paraprofessionals-AM Virtual Training

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

Audience: PK-12 instructional aides/paraprofessionals

Dates: 12/13/2021

This training is designed for instructional aides and/or paraprofessional and is one of a series of 5 options available for professional learning.

This training session will address key factors and information needed to be successful in working with students with special needs. This session will specifically focus on behavior management within the school environment. There will be an emphasis on understanding district policies and procedures regarding behavior management and student discipline. This session will include information on student behavior plans, as well as the implementation of strategies to help with students who are non-compliance, assisting in crisis intervention, and maintaining safety. In addition, keeping behavioral data will be reviewed.

This is 1 hour of para training and will count towards part of the mandated requirement for the year.

Cost: $20 (member districts) and $35 (non-member districts)

32. Behavior Management for Paraprofessionals-PM Virtual Training

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

Audience: PK-12 instructional aides/paraprofessionals

Dates: 12/13/2021

This training is designed for instructional aides and/or paraprofessional and is one of a series of 5 options available for professional learning.

This training session will address key factors and information needed to be successful in working with students with special needs. This session will specifically focus on behavior management within the school environment. There will be an emphasis on understanding district policies and procedures regarding behavior management and student discipline. This session will include information on student behavior plans, as well as the implementation of strategies to help with students who are non-compliance, assisting in crisis intervention, and maintaining safety. In addition, keeping behavioral data will be reviewed.

This is 1 hour of para training and will count towards part of the mandated requirement for the year.

Cost: $20 (member districts) and $35 (non-member districts)

33. SWPBS Tier 1 Networking

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: Tier 1 Team Members, Administrators, Teachers, School Counselors, Social Workers

Dates: 12/15/2021

The Regional Professional Development Center is offering an opportunity for Tier 1 teams to network with other professionals across the Kansas City Metro area. Teams will actively network, share best practices, and examine the status of their SW-PBS implementation. This 2 hour provides an opportunity for team to borrow and share ideas to keep SWPBS alive and active in your school!

Outcomes: By the end of this session participants will be able to


•Strengthen current SW-PBS implementation efforts using ideas from other building.


•Develop a plan for SW-PBSimplementation for the remainder academic year.


•Build a professional learning network

34. Differentiated Instruction

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: Special Education and General Education Teachers, Coordinators, Administrators, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 12/15/2021

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.

Registration will begin at 8:30 AM and the session will start at 9 AM. Please be aware of the face covering requirements in Kansas City by order of either the Mayor or Jackson County at the time of the training.

35. Teacher Recruitment and Retention Grant Collaboration for Small School Districts-Virtual Training

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

Dates: 12/15/2021

New
Are you a small district pondering the best way to use your Teacher Retention (GYO) and Teacher Recruitment grant funds? Here is an opportunity to come together with other small district grant writers and planners to share your ideas and brainstorm some new ones that will fit your particular needs.

Please note, this is not a grant information session. Please register for the MTDS Grant Information and Planning Session if you are looking information on completing the grant application.

A Zoom link will be sent to you following your Frontline (My Learning Plan) registration.

36. School Climate Basic Training

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

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

Dates: 12/16/2021 to 12/17/2021

This comprehensive Basic training in School Climate is a 10-hour training, conducted in a series of four 2-1/2 hour "modules” over two full days (morning and afternoon sessions each day). This highly interactive virtual training opportunity is conducted in real time over WebEx. This training 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 professional development training session is focused exclusively on School Climate: What School Climate is (definition and scope), the difference between School Climate and School Culture and the role of adults in school to foster a positive school climate. We will explore the conflict cycle and adults' professional responsibilities as it pertains to School Climate improvement. During the two days, participants will be introduced to the School Climate Development Model, the School Climate/Culture Model, four strength-based models that are at the core of School Climate and School Climate improvement (School Connectedness, Resiliency, The Circle of Courage and Youth as Resources). These strength-based models support creating adverse-free environments that support student and school success for all students, but especially those who experience trauma in their lives. Participants will also learn about student motivation and be introduced to Restorative Practices. Throughout, participants will learn countless strategies to foster and improve School Climate.

Basic training, along with Restorative Practices is the prerequisite for Advanced School Climate training.

See flyer for session details.

COST: $210 RPDC Member, $275 Non-Member
Teams of 3 or more RPDC Member, $150/pp Non-Member $225/pp
For a full refund, cancellation requires a 48-hour notice

37. Adverse Childhood Experiences - ACEs

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

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

Dates: 1/11/2022

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 & practical school- home- & 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 & the ACEs Scale, will be introduced and the clear and present pathways to healing will be presented. See flyer for session details.

This training will be VIRTUAL. WebEx link & presentation documents will be emailed the morning of each session.

COST: $60 RPDC Member, $75 Non-Member--Cancellation requires a 48-hour notice

38. Cultural Competence and Educational Equity

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

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

Dates: 1/11/2022

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.

See flyer for session details. This training will be virtual. WebEx link and presentation documents will be emailed the morning of each session.

COST: $60 RPDC Member, $75 Non-Member---Cancellation requires a 48-hour notice

39. SWPBS Tier 2 Refresher

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: Teams/individuals from schools that are currently implementing Tier 2 interventions

Dates: 1/12/2022

This session is intended for school teams looking to refresh or intensify their current Tier 2 practices. We will focus on reviewing the key features of Tier 2 including Check -in/Check -Out, Social Skills Intervention Groups and Self- Monitoring. Participants will reflect on Tier 2 systems and structures and how they can adapt them to intensify supports for students who require additional supports.

Outcomes:

•Examine overall processes for Tier 2

•Review of your systems for Tier 2

•Review key interventions for Tier 2

•Discuss how to use data to inform Tier 2 interventions

40. MTDS: Region 3 Grow Your Own (GYO) Cohort

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: This is intended to be a cohort experience.

Dates: 1/13/2022 to 4/26/2022

This cohort is designed as an active collaborative regional cohort to connect district GYO program designers/facilitators across the region and to promote resource/information sharing. It will 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), Kat Nicolaus, will be hosting and facilitating the 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.

NOTE: This is intended to be a cohort experience, like Teacher Academy or BTAP. Participants sign up for the cohort and are enrolled in all three of the dates.

41. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) Volume 1 - Spring 2022 Cohort

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Audience: Elementary teachers, reading speicalists, title 1, EL teachers, content specialists, administrators

Dates: 1/20/2022 to 6/6/2022

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.

The LETRS course of study will include online learning and 4 face-to-face sessions, scheduled strategically throughout the implementation. These sessions will incorporate Bridge-to-Practice activities, discussions of instructional strategies, and reflection on the integration of new learning, ensuring greater transfer to classroom application.

COST: There will be a one-time charge of $500 per enrollee for the face - to face training series. Online & print materials are purchased directly from Voyager Sopris at an estimated cost of $375 per person.

Registration will close on December 17th, to allow for ordering of materials by the participants


PLEASE NOTE:
In case of low enrollment - Please do not order materials from Voyager until after registration closes and you have received an email from the presenter.

42. Restorative Practices

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

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

Dates: 1/20/2022 to 1/21/2022

This comprehensive Basic training in Restorative Practices is a 10-hour training. This highly interactive virtual training opportunity is conducted in real time over WebEx. The modules provide 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.

Restorative Practices, along with Basic training is the prerequisite for Advanced School Climate training.
See flyer for session details.

This training will be virtual. WebEx link and presentation documents will be emailed the morning of each session.

COST: $210 RPDC Member, $275 Non-Member
Teams of 3 or more RPDC Member, $150/pp Non-Member $225/pp
For full refund Cancellation requires a 48-hour notice

43. Managing Student Behavior through Positive Classroom Strategies

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: Classroom teachers, Social Worker , School Counselor , Interventionist, Administrator

Dates: 1/21/2022

Do you have students struggling with behavior? Are they not able to participate in academic learning time? Is your teaching time disrupted? Stress and Trauma can often lead to students struggling to regulate emotions. Students may be having inappriopriate reations to situations and can lead to outbursts that disrupt the learning environment.

This workshop will include a variety of strategies to support student behavior. We will examine how these strategies can support positive behavior and improve the classroom environment. Based on the research of Geoff Colvin, this session will take an in-depth look at the Acting Out Behavioral Cycle and its effect on student behavior and classroom management. This session will also examine the impact of trauma on students and provide strategies to support students who may have been exposed to traumatic situations. The training will also focus on basic classroom practices from School-Wide Positive Behavior Supports. Lunch on your own

COST: $100.00 per person for Non-KCRPDC Members OR $80.00 for KCRPDC Members.

44. Transition Academy

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: Teachers (Special Education and/or General Education), Transition/Work Experience Coordinators, Administrators

Dates: 1/25/2022 to 2/25/2022

The Transition Academy will prepare educators to assist students in planning for postsecondary success. It 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 postsecondary 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.

This is a two day event and participants must participate in both days. Registration will begin at 8:30 with content beginning at 9:00. Please be aware of the face covering requirements in Kansas City as determined either by the Mayor or by Jackson County.

45. Adult-Focused Social Emotional Learning with Dr. Adam Saenz

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: All Educators: Administrators, Counselors, Teachers, Support Staff

Dates: 1/28/2022

Dr. Adam Saenz is coming to us to present The Art and Science of Emotionally Intelligent Leadership. Educators have valiantly prevailed through a storm quite literally like no other: the COVID-19 pandemic. We know that while vaccines and the return to in-person instruction may ease our struggle, we still face tremendous emotional heavy lifting as we deal with the emotional fallout as students, parents, and teachers, process the effects of this great disruption. Many of us have been traumatized. Emotionally intelligent leadership is not about calming the blowing winds of racial discord, lowering the rising seas of economic disparity, or stopping the heavy rains of disproportionate access to education. Rather, it is about looking within ourselves as leaders to gain increased self-awareness, self-regulation, empathy, and interpersonal skills to calm the storm within us. As we increase our capacity for emotional intelligence, we become a secure base to those depending on us to weather the storm. The most effective Tier 1 intervention for every student (and every teacher) on our campuses is a leader who is living out their calling with mindful passion, mastering their own inner world. With your registration for this session, you will receive a free copy of Dr. Saenz's book, "The Power of a Teacher”.
Learning Outcomes will include the following:
•Participants will create a wellness plan based on five areas of wellbeing, including physical, occupational, emotional, financial, and spiritual.
•Participants will develop a plan to understand and regulate sources of their stress (based on fight-or-flight strategies), they will learn how to create a climate of adaptive stress management for their faculty and staff.
•Participants will understand the four relational-readiness skills that must be in place to re-establish relational connections as we return and recover from virtual instruction.
Registration Deadline is Jan. 10th-48 hour cancellation required for full refund.

46. Specially Designed Instruction

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: Special Education Teachers, Coordinators, Administrators

Dates: 2/2/2022

Special education means specially designed instruction, at no cost to the parents, to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability. The Specially Designed Instruction module focuses on federal regulations associated with this type of instruction including what that instruction looks like, who it is intended to serve, and many other aspects.

The training will begin at 9:00a.m. (registration will open at 8:30). Please be prepared to following the guidelines for face coverings as are required in Kansas City per the Mayor or Jackson County.

47. Cultural Competence and Educational Equity

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

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

Dates: 2/8/2022

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.

See flyer for session details. This training will be virtual. WebEx link and presentation documents will be emailed the morning of each session.

COST: $60 RPDC Member, $75 Non-Member---Cancellation requires a 48-hour notice

48. Intellectual Safety

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

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

Dates: 2/8/2022

Students must be in "intellectually safe” environments in order to learn. Part of intellectual safety is feeling emotionally & physically safe, but an often-ignored aspect of intellectual safety is being able to learn in a way that is comfortable for you. In this highly interactive workshop, participants will be introduced to a myriad of components of this critical aspect of intellectual Safety. Topics that will be covered are: Visual, Auditory and Kinesthetic Learning Styles, [Accelerated Learning for the 21st Century] Multiple Intelligences [Howard Gardner], Jung's theory translated into the Meyers-Briggs/MTBI Type Indicator, Spectrum of Attitudes (People as Objects, Recipients and Resources) [Bill Loftquist], as well as more recent work done to flesh out Temperament and Personality [David Kiersey], which has been most recently articulated in the True Colors model of personal strengths [Don Lowry].

See flyer for session details.

This training will be VIRTUAL. WebEx link and presentation documents will be emailed the morning of each session.

COST: $60 RPDC Member, $75 Non-Member-- Cancellation requires a 48-hour notice

49. Going for Gold: Gold Standard FBAs and BIPs

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: Tier 3 SW-PBS Teams, Administrators, Counselors, Behavior Interventionists, School Psychologists

Dates: 2/15/2022

Overwhelmed with questions about MO SW-PBS Tier 3 Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP)? This is the place for you! This training will focus on reviewing the basic components of developing and implementing gold standard SW-PBS Tier 3 FBAs and BIPs. We will target each feature and share specific examples of examplar data gathering, behavior pathways, summary statements, behavior intervention descriptions and strategies, implementation procedures and ongoing monitoring of the plan. We will assist with building your knowledge to incorporate all MO SW-PBS required features into your school/district documents.

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
•Explain the purpose and value of core components of an FBA and a BIP
•Create detailed FBAs and BIPs
•Examine school/district forms for alignment with MO SW-PBS requirements for recognition

Cost: $40 RPDC Members & $50 Non-RPDC Members

50. School Climate Advanced Training/Train the Trainer

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

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

Dates: 2/17/2022 to 2/18/2022

This 15-hour professional development training session can only be taken after successful completion of School Climate Basic Training and Restorative Practices Training. Advanced training is an "extension” of School Climate Basic Training. In this session, participants dig deeper into the topics that are covered in the two-day Basic training session, to allow everyone to gain a much richer understanding of the content central to school climate improvement and the imperative to focus on this important work as a primary "driver” for student and school success, both academic and social/behavioral. In addition, participants receive information about different learning styles as well as how to facilitate training for adults. There are two major goals for Advanced training. First is to be much more knowledgeable and comfortable with school climate "content.” The second goal is to be able to return to their schools/organizations and share/facilitate topics introduced in Basic training to colleagues and other community members. As with Basic training, Advanced training is highly interactive. After the successful completion of Advanced training, participants are provided with all materials necessary for such in-school training in all of the topics covered in Basic training.

Restorative Practices, along with Basic training is the prerequisite for Advanced School Climate training.

See flyer for session details.

This training will be virtual. WebEx link and presentation documents will be emailed the morning of each session.

COST: $260 RPDC Member, $325 Non-Member
Teams of 3 or more RPDC Member, $200/pp Non-Member $275/pp
To receive a full refund-cancellation requries a 48 hour notice.

51. Incorporating SEL into Your PBS Systems

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: Building Administrators, SW-PBS team members, classroom teachers, school counselors, school social workers

Dates: 2/24/2022

This half-day training will introduce you to actionable strategies for integrating Social-Emotional Learning components within the existing SW-PBS framework in your building. These complementary concepts can work together to build a greater level of support for students at all tiers in your school, by providing an integrated approach to behavior and emotional health in a multi-tiered framework. Join us as we explore how your SW-PBS systems can intentionally support SEL competencies to work smarter, not harder while enhancing the safety net of your building climate.

Outcomes:
•Dialogue about the potential impact on student achievement and school climate of systematic social-emotional learning integration.
•Review options for social-emotional learning implementation and integration with existing frameworks.
•Align common social-emotional learning standards with the SW-PBS philosophy and frameworks.
•Learn from one another as we discuss various curriculum and strategies implemented across our region to support schools' social-emotional health.

Cost: $40 for RPDC Members $50 for Non-RPDC members

Contact Cindy Hedrick for membership information. cehedrick@umkc.edu

52. Effective Teaching and Learning Practices to Increase Instructional Time and Student Engagement

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: Classroom Teachers, Administrators, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 3/1/2022

This workshop will focus on research-based practices that increase the likelihood of appropriate behavior, decrease inappropriate behavior, and increase academic instructional time for all students through setting up a positive classroom environment. Participants will discuss setting up clear classroom expectations and rules, creating procedures and routines, active supervision skills, and more! This training is focused on the MO SW-PBS 8 Effective Teaching and Learning Practices (ETLP) and is designed for classroom teachers.

Outcomes

By the end of this session, participants will be able to ....
•Explain to others the power of positive and proactive strategies in establishing an effective classroom learning environment
•Clarify expectations & procedures for their classroom
•Understand and be able to demonstrate methods to encourage expected behavior
•Understand and be able to demonstrate methods to discourage inappropriate behavior
•Demonstrate active supervision of the classroom

Cost: $80/person with RPDC Membership $100/person non-participating, non-member

Contact Cindy Hedrick for membership information. cehedrick@umkc.edu

53. Intellectual Safety

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

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

Dates: 3/8/2022

Students must be in "intellectually safe” environments in order to learn. Part of intellectual safety is feeling emotionally & physically safe, but an often-ignored aspect of intellectual safety is being able to learn in a way that is comfortable for you. In this highly interactive workshop, participants will be introduced to a myriad of components of this critical aspect of intellectual Safety. Topics that will be covered are: Visual, Auditory and Kinesthetic Learning Styles, [Accelerated Learning for the 21st Century] Multiple Intelligences [Howard Gardner], Jung's theory translated into the Meyers-Briggs/MTBI Type Indicator, Spectrum of Attitudes (People as Objects, Recipients and Resources) [Bill Loftquist], as well as more recent work done to flesh out Temperament and Personality [David Kiersey], which has been most recently articulated in the True Colors model of personal strengths [Don Lowry].

See flyer for session details.

This training will be VIRTUAL. WebEx link and presentation documents will be emailed the morning of each session.

COST: $60 RPDC Member, $75 Non-Member-- Cancellation requires a 48-hour notice

54. Adverse Childhood Experiences - ACEs

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

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

Dates: 3/8/2022

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 & practical school- home- & 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 & the ACEs Scale, will be introduced and the clear and present pathways to healing will be presented. See flyer for session details.

This training will be VIRTUAL. WebEx link & presentation documents will be emailed the morning of each session.

COST: $60 RPDC Member, $75 Non-Member--Cancellation requires a 48-hour notice

55. Part C-B Transition

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Audience: ECSE Teachers, First Steps Providers, Special Education Directors, Administrators, Process Coordinators and Related Service Providers

Dates: 3/23/2022

In this session, we will assist public agencies in preparing for the smooth transition of children served in First Steps to the Early Childhood Special Education Program. It will focus on compliance requirements including timelines for evaluation and IEP development.

56. School Climate Basic Training

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

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

Dates: 3/24/2022 to 3/25/2022

This comprehensive Basic training in School Climate is a 10-hour training, conducted in a series of four 2-1/2 hour "modules” over two full days (morning and afternoon sessions each day). This highly interactive virtual training opportunity is conducted in real time over WebEx. This training 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 professional development training session is focused exclusively on School Climate: What School Climate is (definition and scope), the difference between School Climate and School Culture and the role of adults in school to foster a positive school climate. We will explore the conflict cycle and adults' professional responsibilities as it pertains to School Climate improvement. During the two days, participants will be introduced to the School Climate Development Model, the School Climate/Culture Model, four strength-based models that are at the core of School Climate and School Climate improvement (School Connectedness, Resiliency, The Circle of Courage and Youth as Resources). These strength-based models support creating adverse-free environments that support student and school success for all students, but especially those who experience trauma in their lives. Participants will also learn about student motivation and be introduced to Restorative Practices. Throughout, participants will learn countless strategies to foster and improve School Climate.

Basic training, along with Restorative Practices is the prerequisite for Advanced School Climate training.

See flyer for session details.

COST: $210 RPDC Member, $275 Non-Member
Teams of 3 or more RPDC Member, $150/pp Non-Member $225/pp
For a full refund, cancellation requires a 48-hour notice

57. Adverse Childhood Experiences - ACEs

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

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

Dates: 4/12/2022

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 & practical school- home- & 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 & the ACEs Scale, will be introduced and the clear and present pathways to healing will be presented. See flyer for session details.

This training will be VIRTUAL. WebEx link & presentation documents will be emailed the morning of each session.

COST: $60 RPDC Member, $75 Non-Member--Cancellation requires a 48-hour notice

58. Cultural Competence and Educational Equity

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

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

Dates: 4/12/2022

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.

See flyer for session details. This training will be virtual. WebEx link and presentation documents will be emailed the morning of each session.

COST: $60 RPDC Member, $75 Non-Member---Cancellation requires a 48-hour notice

59. Embedding Missouri Connections into Transition Planning for Students with Disabilities-Virtual

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

Audience: Special Education Teachers, Process Coordinators and Directors

Dates: 4/14/2022

During this 2 hour virtual session, Bailey and Kyle will show you how to conduct, utilize and embedd post-secondary information from Missouri Connections into transition plans for students with disabilities who are turning 16 within the IEP school year. Time will be reserved for follow up questions and information regarding this hot topic!

Information for the Zoom training link will be emailed to registrants prior to the meeting date and time.

60. Restorative Practices

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

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

Dates: 4/21/2022 to 4/22/2022

This comprehensive Basic training in Restorative Practices is a 10-hour training. This highly interactive virtual training opportunity is conducted in real time over WebEx. The modules provide 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.

Restorative Practices, along with Basic training is the prerequisite for Advanced School Climate training.
See flyer for session details.

This training will be virtual. WebEx link and presentation documents will be emailed the morning of each session.

COST: $210 RPDC Member, $275 Non-Member
Teams of 3 or more RPDC Member, $150/pp Non-Member $225/pp
For full refund Cancellation requires a 48-hour notice