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1. Mentor MLDS Year 1

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5 Varies, St. Joseph (St. Joseph, MO)

Audience: Year 1 Building Leaders

Dates: 6/9/2022 to 4/11/2023

This is for administrators who serve as mentors to new Year 1 building administrators.

2. MLDS Year 1 - Northwest RPDC

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5 Varies, St. Joseph (St. Joseph, MO)

Audience: Year 1 Building Leaders

Dates: 6/9/2022 to 4/11/2023

Collaborative and practical learning experiences for principals during their first stages of their career are guided by the content of the MLDS and include administrative mentoring that is responsive to your needs as a practicing building leader. The MLDS is intensive, relevant, practical, and growth-evoking professional learning.

This program is developed in collaboration with, and supported by, MAESP, MOASSP, and MASA. The Learning is aligned to the MLDS Competencies and National Professional Standards for Educational Leaders.

This is the first year mentoring program for new administrators.

3. LETRS: Volume 2, Units 5-8 cohort 1

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5 Varies (Maryville/St Joseph, MO)

Audience: Teachers that have completed LETRS Units 1-4 Training

Dates: 6/28/2022 to 4/5/2023

This training is only for teachers who have successfully completed LETRS Volume 1, Units 1-4.

Each participant must purchase Volume 2 LETRS modules for implementation. You must have the materials prior to session 1. Please contact Jane, jjackso@nwmissouri.edu, for further information.


This in-depth training looks into the science of reading research for teaching vocabulary, reading comprehension, and writing. Participants will link oral language to vocabulary, writing phases of development and spelling. Instructional practices will be reviewed for understanding writing phases across genre, and how explicit lesson planning can change comprehension, vocabulary retention and spelling. Participants will also walk away with the ability to distinguish between comprehension products and processes while using and viewing multiple lessons/resources for deepening the foundations of reading. Teachers will be asked to apply the information on chosen students

All training facilitated by a LETRS certified trainer. Training includes 5 sessions and 4 on-line modules/videos of effective instruction, with classroom observations.