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1. Are You New to the EL Department?

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: New EL teachers

Dates: 8/23/2021

If you are new to the EL department this training is for you! This short training is for brand new EL teachers who would like to know more about WIDA, how to identify, reclassify and support English Learners. Plus, tips to have a successful first new year!

Registration deadline is September 19th.

2. Content Word Attack: Advanced Phonics in Grades 4-12

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: 4th-12th grade teachers, any content area

Dates: 6/28/2022

Starting Soon
Ever wonder how to make vocabulary instruction more intentional and powerful? Join us in this deep dive for all educators grades 4-12 in all content areas as we explore the way we discover word origins as well as how we can make paths in our brains to decode multi-syllable words. By analyzing words, we know that our understanding will expand. After we deepen our own knowledge of words, we will plan how this can be applied in a classroom setting. Practical and easy-to-implement ideas will be shared and considered. Based on research, we know that through this deep learning of vocabulary, our ability to understand and apply the true meaning of words will be realized.

Cost: $50 for KCRPDC members, $75 for non-members

3. Creating Intensive Verbal Behavior Programs for Students with Language/Learning Challenges, 3-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: 7/21/2022 to 7/25/2022

Wait List
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, error less 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. This is a prerequisite to the advanced verbal behavior trainings.

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

4. MTDS Mastering: Foundations of Coaching and Mentoring: GRAIN VALLEY

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 Grain Valley High School (Grain Valley, MO)

Dates: 7/25/2022 to 3/22/2023

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

5. MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program A: GRAIN VALLEY

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 Grain Valley High School (Grain Valley, MO)

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

Dates: 7/26/2022 to 3/1/2023

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

This program is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System

This opportunity provides:

-networking with other new teachers and educational consultants

-just-in-time learning (critical firsts)

-awareness of the phases of a new teacher

-relationship-building skills

-on-demand learning, including videos by Mike Rutherford

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

6. Success with Co-Teaching

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: Special Education teachers, Gen Ed partner teachers, coordinators, administrators

Dates: 7/26/2022

This co-teacher training is provided by Dr. Julie Bost, a national trainer who studied directly with Marilyn Friend (Co-Teaching Expert). This professional learning day will include the following topics: research and rationale for co-teaching and inclusion, building the collaborative partnership, strategies for effective co-teaching schedules and co-planning, understanding the six co-teaching approaches, examples of co-teaching strategies and lesson plans, applying the co-teaching approaches in daily lesson planning, and utilizing feedback and coaching to grown co-teachers.
Dr. Bost, Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator for the Specialized Education Department a the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, coordinates the Special Education Program and teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses. Prior, she was a Program Specialist for the Almance-Burlington School System in NC where she supervised special education programming. Julie has 20 years of experience in the public school setting including leadership, teaching resource and co-teaching (math and language arts) in K-12. She earned National Board Certification in 2005 and her Ed.D. in Leadership in 2015. Dr. Bost has presented throughout the country on SpEd, inclusion, diversity, data analysis, behavior and co-teaching.

This training is 2 attendees (partner teachers) for the price of 1.

48-hour cancelation is required.


2 for the price of 1 is $125 Members; and $175 Non-Members

7. MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance B: GRAIN VALLEY

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 Grain Valley High School (Grain Valley, MO)

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

Dates: 7/28/2022 to 4/12/2023

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

This program offers continued support for early career teachers.

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

BTAP B is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System and is open to any teacher who has completed a Beginning Teacher Assistance Program in Missouri.

This opportunity provides:

-access to experts- statewide event with Mike Rutherford!

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

-consultant support

-networking with other teachers

-competency-based programming

Emerging B emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies:

Differentiates to Meet Unique Student Needs

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

Plans Student Progress Monitoring

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

Works in a Community of Practice

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

8. Problem Solving at All Three Tiers

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: District and building level administrators, general and special education teachers, instructional coaches, coordinators, related service staff

Dates: 8/1/2022

Why is it that some reading interventions work for some children, but not for others? One reason why is that the intervention did not address the student's strengths and needs. This interactive session will demonstrate a skill-by-treatment interaction framework to identify areas of strength and continue support for classrooms, small groups, and individual students with intensive needs, and will use an MTSS model as the basis for the decision-making. Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to: 1. Use data to identify classwide problems in reading. 2. Implement evidence-based interventions to address classwide problems in reading and substantially reduce the number of students who need additional support. 3. Use data to identify effective tier 2 small-group reading interventions. 4. Intensify interventions at tier 3 with a research-based framework to increase the likelihood of success for students with the most intensive needs.
Deadline for registration is June 24th. 48-hour cancelation is required for a full refund.

COST: $150 each or $130 each for a team of 3 or more

9. MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program A-UNION STATION

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

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

Dates: 8/2/2022 to 2/28/2023

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

This program is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System

This opportunity provides:

-networking with other new teachers and educational consultants

-just-in-time learning (critical firsts)

-awareness of the phases of a new teacher

-relationship-building skills

-on-demand learning, including videos by Mike Rutherford

MTDS BTAP meets Missouri's BTAP certification requirements and emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies:

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

-promote student interaction

-meet student needs and well-being

-minimize disruption

-allow teacher movement for monitoring student progress

-increase & manage student productivity

-encourage self-directed student learning

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

-lesson targets

-activities, tasks, and/or experiences

-research-based and/or evidence-based strategies

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

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

10. MLDS: New Leaders Year I Cohort 22-23

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: 8/4/2022 to 4/6/2023

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 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!

11. MTDS Mastering: Foundations of Coaching and Mentoring-UNION STATION

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Dates: 8/5/2022 to 3/23/2023

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

 

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

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

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

Designing Instruction: Develops Research-Based Instruction

Reflecting on Practice: Sets Growth Goals

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

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Dates: 8/5/2022 to 3/14/2023

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

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

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 Kearney School District & Early Education Center (Kearney, MO)

Dates: 8/5/2022 to 4/13/2023

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

14. Multi-Tiered System of Support Based on Function Based Thinking: Part of the Solution!

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Audience: District Administrators, School Administrators, Counselors, School Psychs, Teachers, Special Educators

Dates: 8/5/2022

According to the FBI investigative report The School Shooter: A Threat Assessment Perspective, school shooters 1) engaged in some behavior prior to the tragedy that caused others to be concerned, 2) appeared to be detached from other students, teachers, and school activities and 3) had the perception of punitive discipline being inequitably applied (O'Toole, 2000). Part of the solution to this national crisis are evidence-based multi-tiered systems of support that include universal screening, a strong tier one that builds a positive school culture, and alternatives to suspension and other traditional punitive discipline practices. This workshop will identify crucial concepts and core components of such a system to be used in collaboration with, rather than instead of, other social, emotional and behavioral support programs and describe how function-based thinking based on the science of behavior empowers all professionals that work in schools to provide social, emotional, behavioral and mental health services more effectively by considering why challenges in these areas occur. Freely accessible and practitioner friendly resources will be shared.

Deadline for this session is July 29, 2022.

Pricing for KCRPDC Members $120 Member or $150 Nonmembers

15. MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program A: GRANDVIEW

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

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

Dates: 8/8/2022 to 3/2/2023

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

This program is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System

This opportunity provides:

-networking with other new teachers and educational consultants

-just-in-time learning (critical firsts)

-awareness of the phases of a new teacher

-relationship-building skills

-on-demand learning, including videos by Mike Rutherford

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

16. Positive Behavior Supports for Teachers New to SW-PBS

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: Classroom Teachers, Administrators, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 8/9/2022

Are you new to a Schoolwide PBS building? Learn the basic components of SW-PBS and how schoolwide systems support your classroom management. Develop methods of encouraging positive behavior and responding to inappropriate behavior that align with your building expectations. Discover how setting and teaching classroom expectations and establishing procedures and routines can turn chaos into calm.

Outcomes:
By the end of this session, participants will be able to ....
•Explain how social behavioral skills are taught in the same manner as academic skills.
•Create a matrix of classroom expectations that align with the schoolwide expectations.
•Identify procedures and routines required for classroom management.
•Explain the importance of both non-contingent and contingent attention.
•Demonstrate effective Specific Positive Feedback that concretely describes behavior.
•Utilize a reinforcement system that includes tangibles and non-tangibles to enhance use of Specific Positive Feedback.

17. MLDS: New Leaders Year II Cohort 22-23

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: 8/9/2022 to 4/13/2023

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.

18. MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program A: KEARNEY

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 Kearney School District & Early Education Center (Kearney, MO)

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

Dates: 8/12/2022 to 4/26/2023

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

19. Are You New to the EL Department?

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: New EL teachers

Dates: 8/23/2022

If you are new to the EL department this training is for you! This short training is for brand new EL teachers who would like to know more about WIDA, how to identify, reclassify and support English Learners. Plus, tips to have a successful first new year!

Please register by August 19th.

20. Para Educator Training

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: PK-12 paraprofessionals

Dates: 8/25/2022

This training session is designed for paraprofessionals and will address key factors and information needed to be successful in working with students with special needs. Participants will learn several strategies and activities to use with students in an instructional setting. Time will also be spent on understanding behavior and different disability categories. This hands-on, interactive workshop will provide participants with many good ideas to use with students. Engagement activities will focus on roles/ responsibilities of paraprofessionals, collaboration techniques in working with teachers and other special education team members. In addition, the paraprofessionals will gain information in confidentiality and FERPA requirements in the school setting.

This 3 hours of para training will count towards part of the mandated requirement for the year.

Cost: $30 for KCRPDC member districts; $40 for non-member districts

21. LETRS Cohort 10

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

Dates: 8/29/2022 to 5/4/2023

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.

22. MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance B-UNION STATION

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: 8/30/2022 to 4/19/2023

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

This program offers continued support for early career teachers.

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

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

This opportunity provides:

-access to experts- statewide event with Mike Rutherford!

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

-consultant support

-networking with other teachers

-competency-based programming

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

Differentiates to Meet Unique Student Needs

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

Plans Student Progress Monitoring

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

Works in a Community of Practice

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

23. 101: The Basics of Section 504 with Betsey Helfrich and Anne Bradley (hybrid training)

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

Audience: General Education Administrators, Counselors, School Nurse, 504 Coordinators, general education teachers

Dates: 8/30/2022

This training will provide an overview of the LEA's responsibilities under Section 504. Participants will gain basic knowledge about legal requirements for LEAs under Section 504, 504 eligibility, and how to develop 504 plans. This is a great refresher course for 504 veterans and also a great overview for those who may be new to the 504 process. This training can be paired up with our afternoon session on Diving Deeper into Section 504- 102 (registration is separate). This professional development is hybrid. Participants will be able to choose whether they want to join virtually or in-person at the KC-RPDC in historic Union Station. All participants will be sent an email prior to the training giving them the opportunity to choose their preferred learning style. 48-hour cancellation policy

24. 102 -Diving Deep into Section 504 with Betsey Helfrich and Anne Bradley (hybrid training)

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

Audience: General Education Administrators, Counselors, School Nurse, 504 Coordinators, general education teachers

Dates: 8/30/2022

This professional development opportunity will provide a deeper dive into creating 504 plans. Betsey and Anne will provide examples of compliant 504 plans and offer tips and suggestions regarding the development of 504 plans. This training can be paired up with our morning session on Section 504- The Basics (registration is separate). This training is hybrid. Participants will be able to choose whether they want to join virtually or in-person at the KC-RPDC in historic Union Station. All participants will be sent an email prior to the training giving them the opportunity to choose their preferred learning style. 48-hour cancellation policy

25. Special Education Instruction Academy

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Audience: Special Education teachers, coordinators, administrators

Dates: 8/31/2022 to 2/23/2023

This Special Education Instruction Academy is a series of 4 sessions with a focus on progress monitoring, the science of reading, implementation of behavior interventions, and specially designed instruction.


•Progress Monitoring - This session will include methods and practice with progress monitoring based on student data collection and analysis with the intention of looking for consistent student growth.

•Science of Reading - This session will include a brief overview of the components of effective literacy with an emphasis on instruction for the foundational skills of reading. Research-based practices are modeled and examined with participants to provide the opportunity for quality instruction in reading.

•Behavior Management/Implementation of Behavior Improvement Plans

•Specially Designed Instruction - This session focuses on the use of student data, along with MO Learning Standards to determine appropriate specialized instruction for eligible students.

Participants must commit to all 4 dates: August 31,2022 October 10, 2022, January 11, 2023, & February 23, 2023

Cost:$125 KCRPDC Non-Members; $100 KCRPDC Members (for the full series)

26. MLDS: Missouri Leadership Academy 22-23

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: 9/1/2022 to 5/2/2023

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.

27. MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance B: KEARNEY

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 Kearney School District & Early Education Center (Kearney, MO)

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

Dates: 9/1/2022 to 4/20/2023

New

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

This program offers continued support for early career teachers.

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

BTAP B is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System and is open to any teacher who has completed a Beginning Teacher Assistance Program in Missouri.

This opportunity provides:

-access to experts- statewide event with Mike Rutherford!

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

-consultant support

-networking with other teachers

-competency-based programming

Emerging B emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies:

Differentiates to Meet Unique Student Needs

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

Plans Student Progress Monitoring

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

Works in a Community of Practice

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

28. Special Education Process

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: 9/2/2022

Throughout this training, we will provide basic compliance and process information at an emerging learner level. Appropriate for new teachers (regular/special education) and administrators with little to no prior knowledge of the process and compliance.

29. English Language Arts Network

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: Teachers, Instructional Coaches and administrators

Dates: 9/6/2022 to 2/7/2023

The ELA Network provides an opportunity for educators, 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.

In an effort to provide multiple ways to access DESE updates, we will always attempt to record DESE information when provided by the directors from our state department. As the remainder of our time together is organized as a network experience, recording will not be an option. Thank you for understanding the true intent of the collaborative nature of these gatherings.

The cost is FREE to KCRPDC member districts, and $75 for 1 or $150 for 2 or more from non-member districts

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

30. LETRS Cohort 1

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

Dates: 9/7/2022 to 3/29/2023

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.

31. MTDS Grow Your Own (GYO) Regional Cohort

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Dates: 9/7/2022 to 3/13/2023

New
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 cohorts 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 for quarterly meetings 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 cohorts support the implementation and growth of GYO teacher recruitment programs in all Missouri school districts and charter schools. The state MTDS GYO Teacher Development Specialist, a former Ed Pathways Dual Credit Class Teacher & Ed Club Sponsor who completed doctoral work on Missouri's GYO programs, will be facilitating cohort gatherings.

32. LETRS Cohort 2

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

Dates: 9/8/2022 to 3/31/2023

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.

33. MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance B: GRANDVIEW

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

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

Dates: 9/8/2022 to 4/25/2023

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

This program offers continued support for early career teachers.

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

BTAP B is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System and is open to any teacher who has completed a Beginning Teacher Assistance Program in Missouri.

This opportunity provides:

-access to experts- statewide event with Mike Rutherford!

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

-consultant support

-networking with other teachers

-competency-based programming

Emerging B emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies:

Differentiates to Meet Unique Student Needs

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

Plans Student Progress Monitoring

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

Works in a Community of Practice

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

34. Early Childhood - Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) Fall 2022 Cohort

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

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

Dates: 9/12/2022 to 12/5/2022

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 3 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.

We need a minimum of 10 enrolled participants in order to hold this training.

There will be a one-time charge of $350 per enrollee for the face - to face training series. Online & print materials are purchased directly from Lexia Learning (Bryce.lane@lexialearning.com) at an estimated cost of $325 per person)

35. EL Quarterly Meetings for Kansas City Region Meetings-VIRTUAL

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: Virtual Meeting (Springfield, MO)

Audience: EL Directors/Coordinators

Dates: 9/12/2022 to 5/1/2023

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.

36. MTDS Mastering: Professional Development Committee (PDC)

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Dates: 9/14/2022

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

Participants will:

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

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

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

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

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

Suggested items to bring to aid in discussion:

-Current PDC Plan 

-CSIP 

-Building school improvement goals

-Needs assessment results (if available) 

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

37. MAP-A for the First Time

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: Special Education Administrators, Special Education Teachers who administer MAP-A for the first time

Dates: 9/14/2022

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

Cost:$15 KCRPDC Members; $20 Non-Members

38. LETRS Volume 2 (Units 5-8)-CLSD Grant Participants-Virtual Trainings

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: By Invitation Only

Dates: 9/19/2022 to 3/6/2023

LETRS volume 2 This training series will be held in a virtual format for each session and is only available to schools participating in the CLSD Grant. Zoom links will be sent prior to each session to registered participants. Unit 5: Monday, 9/19/22
Unit 6: Thursday, 11/3/22
Unit 7: Thursday, 1/19/23
Unit 8: Monday, 3/6/23

39. Developing Quality Individualized Education Plans

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: Special Education/General Education Teachers, Administrators, and Process Coordinators.

Dates: 9/19/2022

The Individual Education Plan (IEP) is the key to providing services for a special education student. This training will review the process of developing and writing an IEP, including the present level of academic and functional performance, developing, and writing SMART goals and everything in between. Additionally, participants will learn ideas on how to involve parents in the process and review all timelines that must be met to remain in compliance.

40. LETRS Cohort 3

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

Dates: 9/20/2022 to 3/1/2023

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.

41. Schoolwide Positive Behavior Supports Tier 3 Intensive Intervention

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: Teachers, Behavior Interventitors, Adminstrators with knowledge in conducting Functional Behavior Assessment and developing Behavior Intervention Plans

Dates: 9/20/2022

New
This 1 day training is designed to build on participants' overall knowledge of Functional Behavior Assessment and Behavior Intervention Plans. Attendees will explore the key components of conducting an FBA using the Adapted FACTS (Parts A and B) and learn to develop a high quality Behavior Intervention Plan using the MO SW-PBS Behavior Intervention Plan template. This session will include instruction for collecting relevant student data using a variety of techniques, interpreting data to determine a competing behavior pathway, identification of function-based intervention strategies, writing behavioral goals, planning for and monitoring implementation & student progress. Participants will engage in a guided practice opportunity for conducting a functional behavior assessment and developing an appropriate intervention plan using data from a student from their own setting.

Outcomes: By the end of this session, participants will be able to ....
•Utilize the MO SW-PBS Adapted FACTS (Parts A & B) to collect data for a Functional Behavior Assessment
•Discuss the significance of the competing behavior pathway, create pathways, and use one to plan individualized intervention
•Demonstrate understanding of key components of the MO SW-PBS Behavior Intervention Plan template

This same training will also be offered on February 28, 2023.

Cost: $180 per person for KCRPDC Members or $200 for Non-Members

42. MTDS Teacher Academy

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: This program is for teachers with a minimum of 3 years of full-time classroom experience, and will be the best choice for those teachers who are looking for an opportunity to take their next professional step toward excellence in teaching.

Dates: 9/21/2022 to 4/18/2023

This program offers support for mid-career teachers.

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

-completed a Beginning Teacher Assistance Program in MO

-completed at least 3 years of successful teaching

-a strong desire for professional improvement

This opportunity provides:

-Statewide event with national expert, John Antonetti

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

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

-consultant support

-networking with other teachers

-competency-based programming

MTDS Teacher Academy emphasizes these MTDS Competencies:

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

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

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

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

43. Special Education Compliance Network- KC Region

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: 1st and 2nd year Special Education Directors

Dates: 9/21/2022 to 3/13/2023

Join us for quarterly for a more in-depth look on topics that impact New Special Education Directors and Process Coordinators. All Administrators are welcome! Topics that are covered:
*Understanding the Standards and Indicators Manual
*Understanding Your district's Special Education Profile
* Writing Compliant Evaluation Reports
*IEP alignment
*Data Driven Decision Making
*Tiered Monitoring
*Conducting File Reviews
*Compliance Timelines

Additionally, members of the group will have input into special education topics of interest. Time will be allowed for collaboration and problem solving along with the opportunity to gather new information and resources that can utilize throughout the school year! You don't want to miss out on this opportunity.

44. 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: 9/22/2022 to 4/13/2023

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.

45. MTDS Teacher Academy Graduates

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Dates: 9/22/2022 to 3/29/2023

This program offers support for mid-career teachers.

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

-completed MTDS Teacher Academy

-a strong desire for continuous professional improvement

This opportunity provides:

-State event with national expert, John Antonetti

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

-consultant support

-networking with other teachers

-competency-based programming

MTDS Teacher Academy Graduates emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies:

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

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

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

46. LETRS Cohort 5

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

Dates: 9/23/2022 to 4/4/2023

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.

47. LETRS Cohort 6

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

Dates: 9/26/2022 to 4/5/2023

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.

48. LETRS Cohort 11

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

Dates: 9/27/2022 to 5/5/2023

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.

49. MLDS: Sustaining Leadership III Cohort 22-23

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 several years of school leadership.

Dates: 9/27/2022 to 4/20/2023

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.

50. SW-PBS Tier 1 Review and Refresher

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: Classroom Teachers, Administrators, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 9/27/2022

This workshop will focus on an overview of the philosophy and components of MO School-wide Positive Behavior Supports for new administrators and/or team members new to MO SW-PBS.
Outcomes:

By the end of this session, participants will be able to ....
•Understand common philosophy and purpose
•Identify key beliefs or guiding principles about discipline and student behavior that are essential to align and work cohesively as you develop your schoolwide discipline plan.
•Explain to others universal management strategies designed to meet needs of all students
•Clarify expectations &procedures for their classroom
•Understand and be able to demonstrate teaching specific behaviors or social skills that will lead to success in schools

51. MLDS: Transformational Leadership V Cohort 22-23

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: 9/29/2022 to 5/4/2023

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.

52. MAP-A, The Second Time and Beyond

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: Special Education Administrators, Special Education Teachers who have administered MAP-A before

Dates: 9/30/2022

This "MAP-A, the Second Time & Beyond” provides an opportunity for participants to take their knowledge of this assessment process to the next level. There will be a focus on embedding the alternative standards (essential elements) in daily instruction for our students with significant cognitive impairment while building student knowledge and growth toward their target for each testlet. A review will include any annual updates to the assessment process, as well as the educator portal.

Participants have the opportunity to stay after the training to plan for instruction using the blueprint for essential elements.

Cost: $15 KCRPDC Members; $20 Non-members

53. LETRS Cohort 7

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

Dates: 10/3/2022 to 4/6/2023

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.

54. LETRS Cohort 8

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

Dates: 10/4/2022 to 5/2/2023

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.

55. LETRS Cohort 9

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

Dates: 10/5/2022 to 3/30/2023

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.

56. LETRS Cohort 4

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

Dates: 10/6/2022 to 5/3/2023

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.

57. Using Data to Plan for SW-PBS Tier 1 Interventions

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: Classroom Teachers, Administrators, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 10/11/2022

This workshop will focus on a dig into your monthly behavior data and create a solution plan utilizing high-impact strategies most likely to improve outcomes for all students. This session is designed to guide your SW-PBS school team to use Office Discipline Referral (ODR) data to develop a plan for improving student behavior schoolwide. Utilizing the Data-based Decision Making (DBDM) process, we will focus on the solution planning phase with strategies to enable your team to efficiently create a plan to prevent, teach, reinforce, and apply corrective consequences for identified problem behavior that will increase probability of achieving S.M.A.R.T. goals for behavior.

Outcomes:
By the end of this session, participants will be able to ....
•understand the importance of DBDM for improving outcomes for students.
•have a basic understanding of data-based decision making.
•analyze schoolwide ODR data to define context surrounding the problem.
•use effective action planning to guide and monitor development and implementation tasks.
•select targeted, evidence-based practices to address the problem.

58. Schoolwide-Positive Behavior Supports Networking "Brag & Borrow"

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: Administrators, SW-PBS Team members

Dates: 10/12/2022

Join in on a session of sharing and celebrations with other Kansas City area Schoolwide Positive Behavior Supports schools. During this informal conversation time, you will get to share Schoolwide Positive Behavior Supports systems and practices that are working well at your school and engage in conversation to learn ideas from other schools. Expand your contact list to include Schoolwide Positive Behavior Supports professionals across our region and continue to learn and grow together!

Outcomes:
Participants will....
•Build a network of colleagues that support one another in SW-PBS implementation
•Explain positive behavior supports systems and practices used in schools
•Celebrate success stories
•Brainstorm for solutions to current challenges

No cost for participating SW-PBS schools.

59. LETRS Cohort 12

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

Dates: 10/18/2022 to 5/8/2023

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.

60. MAPPING IEP Goals and Making Progress with MAP-A Students

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: Special Education Administrators, Special Education Teachers who have administered MAP-A before

Dates: 10/27/2022

Do you teach students who take the Alternative Assessment or MAP-A? This session will help you understand what Dynamic Learning Map is; what Essential Elements are and how the linkage level Progression works for Unique Educational Needs.

The participant will:
•Gain an understanding of Essential Elements in ELA and Math
•Develop awareness of the Linkage Level Progression
•Use the Unique Educational Needs (UEN) of the student to develop SMART Goals

Cost:$15 KCRPDC Members; $20 Non-members

61. Schoolwide Positive Behavior Supports (SW-PBS) Tier 2 Intervention Review & Refresher

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: Administrators, SW-PBS team members, Counselors, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 11/1/2022

Is your school implementing Schoolwide Positive Behavior Supports with Tier 2 interventions, but not seeing student success or graduation from the intervention? When students need another layer of support to learn and follow expectations, there are several key elements that will have an impact on student outcomes. These SW-PBS Tier 2 interventions address the social-emotional-behavioral skills that students require to learn self-discipline and regulation at school. Review Check In/Check Out, Social Skills Intervention Groups, and Self Monitoring to refresh your school systems and support K-12 students.

Outcomes:
By the end of this session, participants will be able to ....
•Reflect on a process that includes a minimum of two data sources to accurately identify students with internalizing and/or externalizing social, emotional, or behavioral risk factors.
•Identify and select interventions that fit the needs and context of students and staff.
•Utilize a process for selecting function based interventions that match student need based on relevant data collected.
•Refine building systems for Check In/Check Out, Social Skills Intervention Groups, and Self Monitoring.
•Identify key fidelity and social validity measures to ensure generalization and maintenance of skills across settings.

62. LETRS Cohort 13

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

Dates: 11/2/2022 to 5/9/2023

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. What is Special about Special Education? Learn the Importance of Specially Designed Instruction

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: Special Education Administrators, Special Education Teachers, Coordinators, Related Service Providers

Dates: 11/3/2022

Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) is an instructional need for our students who are eligible for special education. Participants will gain an understanding of the federal and state requirements for SDI, and the importance of utilizing student data along with state standards (MO Learning Standards, Essential Elements, or Early Childhood Standards) to determine appropriate specialized instruction, as well as accommodations and/or modifications for each individual student.

Cost: $15 KCRPDC Members; $20 Non-members

64. Effective Teaching and Learning Practices

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: Classroom Teachers, Administrators, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 11/15/2022

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

65. LETRS Cohort 14

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

Dates: 11/15/2022 to 5/10/2023

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.

66. Aligning Student Success with Standard Based IEPs

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: Special Education Administrators, Special Education Teachers, Coordinators, Related Service Providers

Dates: 11/17/2022

Developing IEPs linked to MLS helps the IEP team see the importance of connecting instructional goals to the general education curriculum and grade level standards.

Participants will:

•understand alignment and its benefits.

•understand the 7-Step Standards-Based IEP Process

•develop awareness of the components required to construct a present level using the Standards-Based IEP process

•develop SMART Standards-Based IEP goals

Cost: $15 KCRPDC Members; $20 Non-members

67. The Acting Out Cycle

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Dates: 12/1/2022

New
Struggling with students with challenging behavior? Teachers are expected to understand how to diffuse and deescalate a variety of challenging behaviors with little or no training. This one day workshop will explore the Acting-Out Cycle based on the work of Geoff Colvin . It will address the 7-phase model for understanding a common progression of acting out behavior. It will also include strategies to intervene early in an effort to deescalate potentially challenging student interactions. Participants will learn how to respond to students who were acting out and interventions for acting out behavior before, during and after intense disruptive behavior. Participants who have questions about managing their classroom environments to meet a variety of student needs will find this session beneficial for maintaining or restoring calm utilizing a function-based approach.

Outcomes:
By the end of this session participants will be able to...
•Identify replacement behaviors that can be taught (& serve same function as problem).
•Identify how to intervene early in an escalation.
•Identify environmental factors that can be manipulated


Cost: $180 per person for KC-RPDC Members or $200 per person for Non-Members

68. Fostering Resilient Learners- Strategies for Creating Trauma Sensitive Classroom

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: Teachers, Social Workers, School Counselors, Administrators

Dates: 12/2/2022

Fostering Resilient Learners is presented by Kristin Sourers who has co- author 2 books - Fostering Resilient Learner, Strategies for Creating Trauma -Sensitive Classroom and Relationships, and Regulations , Trauma Invested Practices for Fostering Resilience.

Kristin brings over 2 decades of experience working in a variety of fields as an adjunct faculty member at the Gonzaga University School of Education in the Counselor Education Department, and the Assistant Director of the Washington State University Child and Family Research Unit. Kristin now provides critical professional development, consultation, education, and training services to schools, school districts, and organizations throughout the country.

This professional day of learning will include, the importance of incorporating trauma invested practices into our work , a basic understanding of the impact of trauma on teaching and learning, and a common understanding and language about how stress can disrupt teaching and learning. Kristen will also provide strategies for teachers, social workers, school counselors and administrators to avoid burnout and keep students' learning -ready.

48-hr cancellation for full refund.

69. LETRS Cohort 15

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

Dates: 12/8/2022 to 5/11/2023

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.

70. Compenents of Effective Literacy

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: General and Special Education Administrators, All Teachers

Dates: 12/14/2022 to 3/20/2023

This Series comprises seven modules anchored in the science of reading. Each module addresses the different elements skilled readers possess as well as the instructional elements necessary to produce success in reading. Research-based practices are modeled and examined with participants to provide the opportunity for quality decision-making with regard to instruction and the use of the curriculum. Sessions will dive into ‘what works' and provide hands-on application for preventing reading difficulties and intervening effectively to close the gap for struggling students.

Series of 3 sessions: December 14, January 30, March 20. Must commit to all 3 sessions.

Cost: $45 KCRPDC Members; $60 Non-Members

71. Transition Academy: Prepping Students for Life

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: Special Education Administrators, Special Education Teachers, Coordinators, Related Service Providers

Dates: 2/15/2023 to 3/6/2023

How do I prepare my student(s) to transition to the next phase of life? Participants will learn to use valuable resources to support students in the college or career readiness planning process for their future.

This is a 2-day event, must commit to both days

COST: $30 KCRPDC Members; $40 Non-members

72. Using Data to Plan for SW-PBS Tier 1 Interventions

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: Classroom Teachers, Administrators, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 2/21/2023

This workshop will focus on a dig into your monthly behavior data and create a solution plan utilizing high-impact strategies most likely to improve outcomes for all students. This session is designed to guide your SW-PBS school team to use Office Discipline Referral (ODR) data to develop a plan for improving student behavior schoolwide. Utilizing the Data-based Decision Making (DBDM) process, we will focus on the solution planning phase with strategies to enable your team to efficiently create a plan to prevent, teach, reinforce, and apply corrective consequences for identified problem behavior that will increase probability of achieving S.M.A.R.T. goals for behavior.

Outcomes:
By the end of this session, participants will be able to ....
•understand the importance of DBDM for improving outcomes for students.
•have a basic understanding of data-based decision making.
•analyze schoolwide ODR data to define context surrounding the problem.
•use effective action planning to guide and monitor development and implementation tasks.
•select targeted, evidence-based practices to address the problem.

73. Schoolwide-Positive Behavior Supports Networking "Brag & Borrow"

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: Administrators, SW-PBS Team members

Dates: 2/22/2023

Join in on a session of sharing and celebrations with other Kansas City area Schoolwide Positive Behavior Supports schools. During this informal conversation time, you will get to share Schoolwide Positive Behavior Supports systems and practices that are working well at your school and engage in conversation to learn ideas from other schools. Expand your contact list to include Schoolwide Positive Behavior Supports professionals across our region and continue to learn and grow together!

Outcomes:
Participants will....
•Build a network of colleagues that support one another in SW-PBS implementation
•Explain positive behavior supports systems and practices used in schools
•Celebrate success stories
•Brainstorm for solutions to current challenges

No cost for participating SW-PBS schools.

74. Schoolwide Positive Behavior Supports Tier 3 Intensive Intervention

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: Teachers, Behavior Interventitors, Adminstrators with knowledge in conducting Functional Behavior Assessment and developing Behavior Intervention Plans

Dates: 2/28/2023

New
This 1 day training is designed to build on participants' overall knowledge of Functional Behavior Assessment and Behavior Intervention Plans. Attendees will explore the key components of conducting an FBA using the Adapted FACTS (Parts A and B) and learn to develop a high quality Behavior Intervention Plan using the MO SW-PBS Behavior Intervention Plan template. This session will include instruction for collecting relevant student data using a variety of techniques, interpreting data to determine a competing behavior pathway, identification of function-based intervention strategies, writing behavioral goals, planning for and monitoring implementation & student progress. Participants will engage in a guided practice opportunity for conducting a functional behavior assessment and developing an appropriate intervention plan using data from a student from their own setting.

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

•Utilize the MO SW-PBS Adapted FACTS (Parts A & B) to collect data for a Functional Behavior Assessment

•Discuss the significance of the competing behavior pathway, create pathways, and use one to plan individualized intervention

•Demonstrate understanding of key components of the MO SW-PBS Behavior Intervention Plan template

This same training is offered on September 20, 2022.

Cost: $180 per person for KCRPDC Members or $200 for Non-Members

75. How to Collect Data to Progress Monitor

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: Special Education Administrators, Special Education Teachers, Coordinators, Related Service Providers

Dates: 3/15/2023

Data, Data, Data:


•How do I collect it?


•What do I do with it?

Participants will gain an understanding of Progress Monitoring, learn a variety of ways to collect specific data, and how to use it to drive instruction.

Cost: $15 KCRPDC Members; $20 Non-members

76. MTDS Mastering: Professional Development Committee (PDC)

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Dates: 3/30/2023

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

Participants will:

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

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

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

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

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

Suggested items to bring to aid in discussion:

-Current PDC Plan 

-CSIP 

-Building school improvement goals

-Needs assessment results (if available) 

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



This same training will be offered on 9/14/22.