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1. Mentor MLDS Year 1

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: Mentors of Year 1 Building Leaders

Dates: 6/7/2023 to 5/30/2024

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

May 30, 2024 is a MLDS Leadership Day

2. MLDS Year 1 - Northwest RPDC

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: Year 1 Building Leaders

Dates: 6/7/2023 to 5/30/2024

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.

May 30, 2024 is a MLDS Leadership Day

3. LETRS: Volume 2, Units 5-8 Cohort 2 (St Joseph)

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

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

Dates: 6/27/2023 to 2/28/2024

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

Each participant must purchase materials for implementation. You must have the materials prior to session 1.
If you are a recipient of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed Scholarship, your materials and training will be provided for free.


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.

4. LETRS Volume 1: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling - Cohort 1 ( St Joseph)

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-6 Teachers, Title, Special Education or Interventionists, Administrators

Dates: 6/28/2023 to 3/6/2024

Closed
LETRS 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 PLUS 4 units of online videos including examples of effective classroom instruction. 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.

Each participant must purchase materials for implementation. You must have the materials prior to session 1.
If you are a recipient of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed Scholarship, your materials and training will be provided for free.

5. LETRS: Volume 2, Units 5-8 Cohort 3 (St Joseph)

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

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

Dates: 7/6/2023 to 4/10/2024

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

Each participant must purchase materials for implementation. You must have the materials prior to session 1.
If you are a recipient of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed Scholarship, your materials and training will be provided for free.


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.

6. LETRS: Volume 2, Units 5-8 Cohort 4 (Maryville)

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5 Northwest Missouri State University (Maryville, MO) [map]

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

Dates: 7/10/2023 to 4/3/2024

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

Each participant must purchase materials for implementation. You must have the materials prior to session 1.
If you are a recipient of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed Scholarship, your materials and training will be provided for free.


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.

7. LETRS: Volume 2, Units 5-8 Cohort 5 (Trenton)

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5 North Central Missouri College (Trenton, MO)

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

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

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

Each participant must purchase materials for implementation. You must have the materials prior to session 1.
If you are a recipient of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed Scholarship, your materials and training will be provided for free.


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.

8. LETRS Volume 1: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling - Cohort 2 (Trenton)

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5 North Central Missouri College (Trenton, MO)

Audience: K-6 Teachers, Title, Special Education or Interventionists, Administrators

Dates: 7/18/2023 to 3/20/2024

LETRS 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 PLUS 4 units of online videos including examples of effective classroom instruction. 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.

Each participant must purchase materials for implementation. You must have the materials prior to session 1.
If you are a recipient of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed Scholarship, your materials and training will be provided for free.

9. LETRS Volume 1: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling - Cohort 3( St Joseph)

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-6 Teachers, Title, Special Education or Interventionists, Administrators

Dates: 7/19/2023 to 3/27/2024

LETRS 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 PLUS 4 units of online videos including examples of effective classroom instruction. 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.

Each participant must purchase materials for implementation. You must have the materials prior to session 1.
If you are a recipient of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed Scholarship, your materials and training will be provided for free.

10. LETRS: Volume 2, Units 5-8 Cohort 6 (St Joseph)

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

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

Dates: 7/31/2023 to 5/9/2024

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

Each participant must purchase materials for implementation. You must have the materials prior to session 1.
If you are a recipient of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed Scholarship, your materials and training will be provided for free.


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.

11. LETRS Volume 1: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling - Cohort 4 (Maryville)

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5 Northwest Missouri State University (Maryville, MO) [map]

Audience: K-6 Teachers, Title, Special Education or Interventionists, Administrators

Dates: 8/1/2023 to 4/2/2024

LETRS 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 PLUS 4 units of online videos including examples of effective classroom instruction. 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.

Each participant must purchase materials for implementation. You must have the materials prior to session 1.
If you are a recipient of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed Scholarship, your materials and training will be provided for free.

12. LETRS Volume 1: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling - Cohort 5 ( St Joseph)

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-6 Teachers, Title, Special Education or Interventionists, Administrators

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

LETRS 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 PLUS 4 units of online videos including examples of effective classroom instruction. 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.

Each participant must purchase materials for implementation. You must have the materials prior to session 1.
If you are a recipient of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed Scholarship, your materials and training will be provided for free.

13. LETRS Volume 1: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling - Cohort 6 (Trenton)

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5. Trenton (Trenton, MO)

Audience: K-6 Teachers, Title, Special Education or Interventionists, Administrators

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

LETRS 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 PLUS 4 units of online videos including examples of effective classroom instruction. 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.

Each participant must purchase materials for implementation. You must have the materials prior to session 1.
If you are a recipient of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed Scholarship, your materials and training will be provided for free.

14. MTDS Purposeful Lesson Planning (BTAP Year 2) - Maryville

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5. Maryville (Maryville, Mo)

Audience: Second Year Teachers

Dates: 8/4/2023 to 3/27/2024

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

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

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

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

This opportunity provides:

-access to experts- statewide event with Mike Rutherford!

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

-consultant support

-networking with other teachers

-competency-based programming

15. MTDS Purposeful Lesson Planning (BTAP Year 2) - Trenton

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5. Trenton (Trenton, MO)

Audience: Second Year Teachers

Dates: 8/4/2023 to 3/28/2024

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

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

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

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

This opportunity provides:

-access to experts- statewide event with Mike Rutherford!

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

-consultant support

-networking with other teachers

-competency-based programming

16. MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) Year 1 - Trenton

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5. Trenton (Trenton, MO)

Audience: Beginning Teachers

Dates: 8/7/2023 to 3/1/2024

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

This program is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System

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

This opportunity provides:

-networking with other new teachers and educational consultants

-just-in-time learning (critical firsts)

-awareness of the phases of a new teacher

-relationship-building skills

-on-demand learning, including videos by Mike Rutherford

MTDS BTAP meets Missouri's BTAP certification requirements.

17. Trauma Responsive: Building Student Support Team Capacity

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Administrators, Nurses, Counselors

Dates: 8/7/2023 to 5/22/2024

As an educator, you face the impact of trauma in your school every day. Whether it is acute or complex trauma, those experiences disrupt brain activity and can lead students to exhibit disruptive and/or disengaged behaviors. This year-long cohort (6 sessions) requires a team of five* building representatives which could include, but are not limited to: building leader, classroom teacher, counselor, special education teacher, school nurse, school resource officer, etc. School representatives must attend all six sessions.

We will use the Missouri Model for Trauma-Informed Schools to address the underlying causes of trauma, identify student responses and implement highly effective school-wide systems of support.
*School wide teams will be based on the student population.

Session 1) Intro to Trauma - before school starts
Session 2) Reframing Responses to Trauma - first quarter
Session 3) Missouri Model Implementation - second quarter
Session 4) Emotional Poverty Part 1 - third quarter
Session 5) Emotional Poverty Part 2 - fourth quarter
Session 6) Data Analysis, Reflection, and Next Steps - after close of school year*

Fee is $200 per team per session ($1,200 total per team); $50 per session for each additional person. Lunch included.

18. LETRS: Volume 2, Units 5-8 Cohort 7 (St Joseph)

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

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

Dates: 8/9/2023 to 5/1/2024

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

Each participant must purchase materials for implementation. You must have the materials prior to session 1.
If you are a recipient of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed Scholarship, your materials and training will be provided for free.


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.

19. MTDS Teacher Academy

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-12 Teachers with 3 or more years of teaching

Dates: 8/9/2023 to 4/25/2024

This program offers support for mid-career teachers.

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

-completed a Beginning Teacher Assistance Program in MO

-completed at least 3 years of successful teaching

-a strong desire for professional improvement

This opportunity provides:

-Statewide event with national expert, John Antonetti in September and February (must register separately)

-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

20. Leadership Teams: Empowering Teachers, Elevating Student Learning Outcomes

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5 To Be Determined (To Be Determined, MO)

Audience: District Leadership Teams

Dates: 8/10/2023 to 5/14/2024

Did you know that collective teacher efficacy is the most powerful influence leading to impact in schools? Looking to build capacity in a school-wide leadership team that focuses on elevating the teaching and learning experiences of all students? Let us help you by providing leadership learning experiences for your team members. Come learn with and from other school teams in the same room!

Training highlights:
* Empowering teachers through shared leadership
* Developing a collaborative culture
* Goal setting: Where are we? Where are we going? Best path to get there?
* Exploring new ways to tackle challenges
* Aligning practices
* Designing professional learning that leads to impact

Leadership Teams include the principal and designated faculty members. It is important that Leadership Teams include adequate representation from all grade levels and disciplines to positively influence change and growth, generally a minimum of 4 staff plus the administrator.

Fee is $200 per team per session ($1,000 total per team); $50 per session for each additional person. Lunch included.

21. LETRS for Early Childhood Educators

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: PreK - K Teachers, Title, Special Education or Interventionists, Administrators

Dates: 8/10/2023 to 4/5/2024

Participants must purchase LETRS Early Childhood Educator manual and online course from Lexia Learning (1-800-547-6747, ext. 5136), prior to the first session.

This four-day series is designed to deepen your understanding of the what, why, and how of early literacy and language development, including assessment and instruction strategies. LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) provides the "science of reading” application of research into the classroom no matter the curriculum or program used. The blended learning format of this series includes four days of face-to-face training and self-paced online tutorials/videos of effective early childhood classroom instruction.

22. MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) Year 1 - Maryville

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5. Maryville (Maryville, Mo)

Audience: Beginning Teachers

Dates: 8/10/2023 to 3/14/2024

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

This program is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System

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

This opportunity provides:

-networking with other new teachers and educational consultants

-just-in-time learning (critical firsts)

-awareness of the phases of a new teacher

-relationship-building skills

-on-demand learning, including videos by Mike Rutherford

MTDS BTAP meets Missouri's BTAP certification requirements.

23. MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) Year 1 - St Joseph

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: Beginning Teachers

Dates: 8/11/2023 to 3/21/2024

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

This program is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System

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

This opportunity provides:

-networking with other new teachers and educational consultants

-just-in-time learning (critical firsts)

-awareness of the phases of a new teacher

-relationship-building skills

-on-demand learning, including videos by Mike Rutherford

MTDS BTAP meets Missouri's BTAP certification requirements.

24. SW-PBS Tier 2 Cohort

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5 To Be Determined (To Be Determined, MO)

Audience: Administrators, classroom teachers, special education teachers, counselors and behavior interventionists. These participants will make up your Tier 2 team.

Dates: 8/31/2023 to 3/14/2024

Must have completed MO SW-PBS Tier 1 training

When schools have a solid foundation of Tier 1 SW-PBS systems, data, and practices for all students, interventions may be needed to support students who are at-risk for negative social, emotional, and/or behavioral health outcomes.
The purpose of the Tier 2 cohort is to guide teams in using data to identify students who are at risk for difficulties. The four sessions will focus on the evidence and research based strategies that are supported by Missouri School-wide Positive Behavior Supports.

Session 1) Tier 2 Teaming and Student Identification
Session 2) Check In Check Out
Session 3) Social Skills Intervention Groups
Session 4) Maintaining Fidelity of Tier 2 Systems: DBDM and Action Planning

Fee is $250 per team of 4 ($1,000 for all 4 sessions). Lunch included.

25. LETRS Volume 1: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling - Cohort 7 (Maryville)

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5. Maryville (Maryville, Mo)

Audience: K-6 Teachers, Title, Special Education or Interventionists, Administrators

Dates: 9/5/2023 to 5/21/2024

LETRS 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 PLUS 4 units of online videos including examples of effective classroom instruction. 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.

Each participant must purchase materials for implementation. You must have the materials prior to session 1.
If you are a recipient of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed Scholarship, your materials and training will be provided for free.

26. LETRS Volume 1: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling - Cohort 8 ( St Joseph)

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-6 Teachers, Title, Special Education or Interventionists, Administrators

Dates: 9/6/2023 to 5/10/2024

LETRS 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 PLUS 4 units of online videos including examples of effective classroom instruction. 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.

Each participant must purchase materials for implementation. You must have the materials prior to session 1.
If you are a recipient of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed Scholarship, your materials and training will be provided for free.

27. NW Curriculum Leader Network

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: Curriculum leaders, Building leaders, Teacher leaders

Dates: 9/8/2023 to 4/10/2024

This network will provide information about current trends and issues in curriculum, instruction and assessment. Participants will be informed about current happenings at DESE, such as: literacy updates, math updates, MO Leap Blocks, State assessment information, etc. Time will be allowed to share ideas of what is working in districts to help improve learning.

28. Mentor MLDS Year 2 - Northwest RPDC

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: Year 2 Building Leaders

Dates: 9/12/2023 to 5/30/2024

This is for Mentors of Year 2 Administrators.

May 30, 2024 is a MLDS Leadership Day

29. MLDS Year 2 - Northwest RPDC

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: Year 2 Building Leaders

Dates: 9/12/2023 to 5/30/2024

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 second year mentoring program for new administrators.

May 30, 2024 is a MLDS Leadership Day

30. MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) Year 1 - Maryville

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5. Maryville (Maryville, Mo)

Audience: Beginning Teachers

Dates: 9/12/2023 to 3/14/2024

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

This program is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System

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

This opportunity provides:

-networking with other new teachers and educational consultants

-just-in-time learning (critical firsts)

-awareness of the phases of a new teacher

-relationship-building skills

-on-demand learning, including videos by Mike Rutherford

MTDS BTAP meets Missouri's BTAP certification requirements.

31. MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) Year 1 - St Joseph

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: Beginning Teachers

Dates: 9/12/2023 to 3/21/2024

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

This program is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System

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

This opportunity provides:

-networking with other new teachers and educational consultants

-just-in-time learning (critical firsts)

-awareness of the phases of a new teacher

-relationship-building skills

-on-demand learning, including videos by Mike Rutherford

MTDS BTAP meets Missouri's BTAP certification requirements.

32. MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) Year 1 - Trenton

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5. Trenton (Trenton, MO)

Audience: Beginning Teachers

Dates: 9/12/2023 to 3/1/2024

Wait List

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

This program is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System

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

This opportunity provides:

-networking with other new teachers and educational consultants

-just-in-time learning (critical firsts)

-awareness of the phases of a new teacher

-relationship-building skills

-on-demand learning, including videos by Mike Rutherford

MTDS BTAP meets Missouri's BTAP certification requirements.

33. MTDS Mastering A: Facilitating Self-Directed Learning

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5 To Be Determined (To Be Determined, MO)

Audience: Recommended for past participants of TA & TAG

Dates: 9/14/2023 to 4/11/2024

MTDS Mastering A is a model to support those educators who have been past participants in Teacher Academy and Teacher Academy Graduates. This collaborative group will assist teachers in guiding students to become assessment capable learners while using learner profile surveys to aid in differentiation of instruction. The MTDS Mastering A teachers will also acquire strategies to promote student relationships and foster student communication and expression. Our sessions will focus on:
* Facilitation & discussion exploring issues from multiple perspectives.
* Alignment of strategies, resources, etc. to meet student needs.
* Exploration of methods of differentiation based on learning profiles.
* Designing of assessment strategies.
* Guiding students in collaboration & communication in and beyond the classroom.
* Facilitated Teaching Studies observations/discussions (Mike Rutherford model)

The following MTDS Mastering A Competencies will be met:
* Community Builder: Promotes Diversity Sensitivity; Builds Relationships & Culture
* Instructional Designer: Aligns Instruction to Goals, Curriculum, & Assessments; Differentiates to Meet Students' Needs; Plans Student Progress Monitoring; Selects, Aligns, & Curates Strategies for Student Learning
* Facilitator of Student Thinking & Learning: Facilitates Self-Directed Student Learning; Fosters Student Communication & Expression

34. LETRS: Volume 2, Units 5-8 Cohort 8 (St Joseph)

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

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

Dates: 9/19/2023 to 5/2/2024

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

Each participant must purchase materials for implementation. You must have the materials prior to session 1.
If you are a recipient of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed Scholarship, your materials and training will be provided for free.


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.

35. SW-PBS Tier 3 Cohort

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5 To Be Determined (To Be Determined, MO)

Audience: School administrator, participant with behavioral expertise, and participant with academic expertise. This will form your Tier 3 Core Team

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

Must have completed MO SW-PBS Tier 2 training

This training will consist of 4 days throughout the school year and is designed for SW-PBS school teams that have demonstrated readiness to develop a Tier 3 system of individualized support. School teams will build on the established school-wide system to develop an efficient process to serve high-risk students by learning how to conduct a Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) & use the results to develop a basic Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP).

Sessions include instruction for collecting relevant student data using a variety of techniques, interpreting data to determine a competing pathway, identification of function-based intervention strategies, writing behavioral goals, options for monitoring implementation & student progress. Teams will engage in a guided practice opportunity for conducting a functional assessment & developing an appropriate intervention plan using data from a student in their own setting. Participants will use an evaluation rubric to assess features of their practice FBA-BIP.

Session 1) Tier 3 Teaming and establishing data decision rules for student identification
Session 2) Completing the FBA (Adapted FACTS)
Session 3) Designing a Behavior Intervention Plan (Success Plan)
Session 4) Review of ETLP's and impact on student behavior pathway

Fee is $250 per team of 4 ($1,000 for all 4 sessions). Lunch included.

36. MLDS Leadership Network Cohort 3

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: Experienced School Leaders

Dates: 9/26/2023 to 5/30/2024

Have you completed MLDS Year 2 for New Leaders and/or are an experienced leader that would like to extend your leadership Capacity? If so, this cohort is FOR YOU!
Participants will explore the roles of a leader with an emphasis on:
* culture and communication
* managing change and habits
* Next Level coaching & feedback lab
* leader influence and growth

Join other leaders for this professional networking opportunity!

May 30, 2024 is a MLDS Leadership Day

37. Early Childhood Network - East

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5. Trenton (Trenton, MO)

Audience: PreK Educators

Dates: 9/27/2023 to 3/13/2024

The Early Childhood Network collaboration is a great place to be surrounded by like-minded professionals. Discussions about what success looks like for a young child, newest research findings in early childhood, and how the Missouri Early Learning Standards help us to assess the youngest learners will all be shared. Each session will offer opportunities for collaboration around hot topics in preschool.

Participant learning experiences include:
* Exploring Early Childhood Practices
* Building content skills through the Missouri Learning Standards
* PLAY and why it's critical for young children

Lunch included. Graduate credit available

38. Leadership RoundTable

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5. Virtual (Virtual, MO)

Audience: K-12 Administrators

Dates: 9/27/2023 to 4/24/2024

Wait List
Want to engage in CONVERSATION and COACHING on current dilemmas and issues in education with other K-12 building leaders? Join us for LEADERSHIP ROUNDTABLE; a Zoom virtual chat session with other leaders in the NW region consisting of 1-2 currently relevant topics generated FROM leaders, FOR leaders. No cost for participation. Sessions will last from 9:00-10:00 am.

Sign up for all the sessions listed and attend the sessions you're available. Instructions for topic ideas and a Zoom link will be emailed to you closer to the first session in September.

39. 6-12 ELA Network

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: 6-12 Teachers, Title I, Special Education, Literacy Coaches

Dates: 9/28/2023 to 4/16/2024

Text complexity becomes harder for students to access as they move through grades. This network collaboration is built to energize and deepen the toolbox for student engagement in literacy. How can we help you with the demands you face daily? Sessions will address the following:
* Prioritizing effective practices using student evidence
* Responding to different genre and formats
* Collaboration and integration of network attendee needs and resources
* Motivating meaningful tech engagement
* Building literacy through assessment
* Updated DESE resources as they develop
* Understanding and using DESE resources

Lunch included. Graduate credit available

40. Early Childhood Network - West

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: PreK Educators

Dates: 9/28/2023 to 3/21/2024

The Early Childhood Network collaboration is a great place to be surrounded by like-minded professionals. Discussions about what success looks like for a young child, newest research findings in early childhood, and how the Missouri Early Learning Standards help us to assess the youngest learners will all be shared. Each session will offer opportunities for collaboration around hot topics in preschool.

Participant learning experiences include:
* Exploring Early Childhood Practices
* Building content skills through the Missouri Learning Standards
* PLAY and why it's critical for young children

Lunch included. Graduate credit available

41. Special Education Teacher Network

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-12 Special Education Teachers

Dates: 10/17/2023 to 4/12/2024

This network will provide teachers an opportunity to collaborate with others about current trends and needs. We will focus on effective practices related to:
* Instructional Strategies * Components of the IEP- present level, goad development, transition, and educational benefit
* IEP Process: assessment, discipline, evaluation, forms, etc
* Social Emotional Learning
* Compliance Updates
* Curriculum Implementation

Lunch provided. Graduate credit available

42. Teacher Academy Graduates: Developing Stories Through Powerful Task Design

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Dates: 10/17/2023 to 3/13/2024

This program offers support for mid-career teachers.

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

-a strong desire for continuous professional improvement

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

This opportunity provides:

-State event with national expert, John Antonetti on Sept. 21 (must register separately)

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

-consultant support

-networking with other teachers

-competency-based programming

43. Year 2 Trauma Responsive Network

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5 Missouri Western State University (St. Joseph, MO)

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Administrators, Nurses, Counselors

Dates: 10/17/2023 to 4/10/2024

Team members must have completed Year 1 Trauma Responsive Training

During the trauma-informed journey, schools will address all of their practices and policies, introduce new supportive practices and policies and work to measure the efficacy of their work through student and staff responses. Following the foundation of knowledge from the Year 1 cohort, this year will focus on putting that knowledge into practice by creating trauma responsive systems and incorporating research and evidence based practices to support all members of the school community. These sessions will be aligned to the Missouri Model for Trauma-Informed Schools. The four full day sessions will focus on the following:
Session 1) Prioritizing Staff Needs
Session 2) Changing Discipline Through Restorative Practices
Session 3) Creating Space to Regulate
Session 4) Connecting Community

School representatives must attend all sessions.

Fee is $200 per team per session ($800 total per team of 5); $50 per session for each additional person. Lunch included.

44. Special Ed Director Network: Clarifying Compliance Through Collaboration

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: Special Ed Directors

Dates: 10/18/2023 to 4/17/2024

This Academy is a network of directors who will discuss DESE "hot topics”, Compliance Conversations, and the monthly SPED "to-do” list. Time for the directors/administrators to interact/collaborate and exchange information will be provided. Topics will include:
* Golden Thread- SPED processes
* Discipline - manifestations - FBA
* SPED data
* Post-Secondary Transition
* ECSE - ECO
* Evaluation/Assessments
* Other topics as requested

Lunch included.

45. SW-PBS Sustainability

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: Coaches, team member, administrators who have completed Tier 1

Dates: 10/18/2023 to 4/9/2024

Has your SW-PBS team noticed a shift in the implementation of your Tier 1 system? If so, this training opportunity will allow team members to systematically evaluate and create a plan to increase implementation with fidelity under the guidance of NW SW-PBS consultants. These sessions are open to coaches, team members, and administrators of schools implementing School-wide Positive Behavior Support that have completed Tier 1 training. Teams will also be given the opportunity to network with other SW-PBS buildings.

46. K-12 Math Network

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5 Northwest Missouri State University (Maryville, MO) [map]

Audience: K-12 Math Teachers

Dates: 10/24/2023 to 3/5/2024

Come learn engaging strategies to develop your students' critical thinking skills. This network will focus on implementing strategies, routines and tasks to engage students in active learning, connecting math knowledge, and facilitating student communication through talking and writing.

In these sessions, participants will learn about the eight mathematical practices as outlined by NCTM. Educators will dig deeper into:
* the importance of each practice.
* examples and non-examples of each practice.
* tasks associated with each practice.
* implementation strategies for each practice.
* teacher takeaways and resources for each practice.

Lunch provided. Graduate credit available.

47. Title I ELA Network

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: Title I Teachers, Interventionists

Dates: 10/26/2023 to 5/3/2024

We know intervention is structured in many different ways. No matter how your day looks, let's ensure we make the most of every minute! This network connects the power of literacy with how to prioritize the needs of students in meaningful, targeted ways. Time will be spent building efficiency with engaging instructional strategies and networking resources within teams. Sessions will address the following:
* Empowering instructional strategies
* Success plans for students
* Building a literacy team
* Prioritizing developmental needs of readers
* Building literacy through assessment
* DESE updates as they develop
* Connecting title and intervention needs with classroom instruction

Lunch included. Graduate credit available

48. K-12 Art Teacher Network

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-12 Art Teachers, Curriculum Directors

Dates: 11/2/2023 to 4/16/2024

This network will provide teachers an opportunity to collaborate with others about current trends and needs. We will focus on effective practices related to Arts Education through:
* teacher collaboration
* instructional strategies/social emotional learning
* observing art classrooms in action
* project showcase/gallery
curriculum implementation/resources and supplies

Lunch provided. Graduate credit available

49. 5-12 Social Studies Network

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: Grades 5-12 Social Studies Teachers

Dates: 11/13/2023 to 3/4/2024

Come learn innovative and engaging strategies to develop your students' critical thinking skills! We will learn pedagogies for increasing student engagement through cooperative learning strategies and teaching/learning with primary sources. This network will focus on implementing strategies, routines and tasks to engage students in active learning, connecting history knowledge and also state testing preparation.

In these sessions, participants will learn about the primary source strategies and state standards in relation to testing. Educators will dig deeper into:
* examples of state testing questions and practical exercise
* disciplinary literacy strategies through teaching with primary sources
* powerful tier 1 instruction for teaching social studies
* networking opportunities at the state and national level for educator learning and growth
* teacher takeaways and resources for each strategy

Lunch provided

50. Mental Health FIRST AID for Ages 6-18 Years of Age (Trenton)

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5. Trenton (Trenton, MO)

Audience: Any & All Level Teachers, School Staff, Administrators, Counselors

Dates: 2/27/2024

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Mental Health First Aid Training Covers:
1. Common signs and symptoms of mental health challenges in this age group including anxiety, depression, eating disorders and ADHD.
2. Common signs and symptoms of substance abuse.
3. How to interact with a child or adolescent in crisis.
4. How to connect our youth with help.
5. Expanded content on trauma, substance abuse, self-care and the impact of social media.

You will learn how to respond with the Mental Health First Aid Action Plan (ALGEE):
A-Assess for risk of suicide or harm
L-Listen nonjudgmentally
G-Give reassurance and information
E-Encourage appropriate professional help
E-Encourage self-help and other support strategies

Fee includes resource book and lunch

51. Mental Health FIRST AID for Ages 6-18 Years of Age (St Joseph)

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: Any & All Level Teachers, School Staff, Administrators, Counselors

Dates: 2/29/2024

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Mental Health First Aid Training Covers:
1. Common signs and symptoms of mental health challenges in this age group including anxiety, depression, eating disorders and ADHD.
2. Common signs and symptoms of substance abuse.
3. How to interact with a child or adolescent in crisis.
4. How to connect our youth with help.
5. Expanded content on trauma, substance abuse, self-care and the impact of social media.

You will learn how to respond with the Mental Health First Aid Action Plan (ALGEE):
A-Assess for risk of suicide or harm
L-Listen nonjudgmentally
G-Give reassurance and information
E-Encourage appropriate professional help
E-Encourage self-help and other support strategies

Fee includes resource book and lunch

52. Social Emotional Learning for ALL-Overview

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: Lead Teachers, Administrators, Special Education Directors, PDC, Leadership Teams

Dates: 6/3/2024

Social emotional Learning for All (SEL for ALL), is a customizable SEL for all curriculum that supports educators in systematically embedding into and interpersonal competencies into course content. These competencies are integral to in-school and postsecondary success. Participants will learn about their school's options to take a deeper dive into the skills for our students in 4 areas:
Assertiveness
Self-efficacy
Self-regulation
Conflict management

53. Federal Programs Technical Assistance Workshop for 2024-2025

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5 To Be Determined (To Be Determined, MO)

Audience: Federal Programs coordinators or District personnel responsible for Federal Programs Consolidated Application, compliance plans, tiered monitoring, and / or federal programs implementation.

Dates: 6/4/2024

New
EpeGs Consolidated Application Session - 9 am -noon

Agenda content will include:
* End of year requirements for finishing 2023-2024
* General FedPro Update and review of program requirements for Title 1A, Title 2A, Title 4A, etc
* Consolidated Application & Plans 2024-2025 including budget updates and revisions, updates for required plans and needs assessments, including coordination between budgets and plans
* Navigating the Federal Programs ePeGs system including submittal for the 2024-2025 Consolidated Application as well as location of required plans for distribution to families for Fall 2024
* Information and resources regarding Title programs, uses of funds, programmatic information for targeted assistance and schoolwide implementation
* Cohort 2 Tiered Monitoring information and resources regarding Title programs monitoring requirements will be introduced. Extensive preparation for the Tiered Monitoring requirements will be covered at later trainings.
* Other federal programs related topics as requested by attendees

54. Hidden Treasures: Navigating DESE for Instructional Resources

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5. Trenton (Trenton, MO)

Audience: K-12 Classroom, Title I and SPED Teachers, Administrators, Curriculum Directors

Dates: 6/5/2024

Ahoy Mateys! As a classroom teacher, do you struggle to find helpful resources to use in your instruction? Look no further than the DESE website! Use the DESE website as your map to explore a plethora of resources to fill your teacher treasure chest. Come explore the gems DESE has to make navigating the "seas of instruction" your bountiful prize. During this session participants will learn where to locate and use various resources such as, MOLEAP Blocks, item specifications, performance level descriptors, and literacy strategies.
Participants will need to bring a laptop

Lunch on your own

Optional 1 hour graduate credit available if you take an additional learning training and complete additional course work for both.

This session is also offered on July 11

55. Science of Reading Network for Administrators

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5 To Be Determined (To Be Determined, MO)

Audience: Administrators of teachers who are enrolled in LETRS

Dates: 6/5/2024 to 3/4/2025

This network will develop administrative understanding of how to support teachers aligning their practice and decision making with the Science of Reading (SOR). This session is for administrators who have teachers involved in LETRS or hoping to begin LETRS training and desire to be ‘lead learners' in the science of reading.

Topics will include but not limited to:
* Implementation of SOR
* Putting LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) into practice
* Growing individual teacher knowledge toward systemic understanding

Because this is a series, please plan to attend all sessions. This will allow us to tailor content to the needs of the group.

56. MLDS Year 1 Northwest (St Joseph)

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: Year 1 Building Leaders and Mentors

Dates: 6/6/2024 to 5/29/2025

Welcome to MLDS NEW LEADERS YEAR 1 - St. Joseph Cohort! The Missouri Leadership Development System provides training and support to new principals and assistant principals through research-based learning experiences. NEW LEADERS YEAR 1 and their mentors will participate in five regional meetings that provide practical knowledge, skills, along with networking opportunities for building administrators. One of the meetings includes a coaching lab that provides hands-on, practical experiences for leaders to improve their skills in developing and growing teachers. The capstone to this year of learning includes registration to the NORTHWEST LEADERSHIP SUMMIT on May 29, 2025. The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is an important component to support the effort of all buildings.

The NEW LEADERS YEAR 1 level is the initial phase of MLDS support and is designed for first year principals and assistant principals. Principals will be guided by an established mentor during this year of learning. Participation in both Year 1 and Year 2 completes DESE requirements for new administrator mentoring.

Mentors are encouraged to register but will not be billed or charged for registration.

57. Clarity For Learning: Foundation of Competency Based Education

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5 St. Joseph School District (St. Joseph, MO)

Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers. Curriculum Directors, Administrators

Dates: 6/13/2024

Clarity in teaching and learning makes a significant impact on the growth in learning for students in any classroom. In this session, teachers gain clarity through constructing learning intentions and success criteria aligned to the standards that allow students to identify where they are going, how they are progressing and where they will go next. This training will focus on answering two critical questions:
1) How can clarity improve teaching and learning?
2) How does clarity serve as the foundation for other powerful, evidence-based practices?

During this session, participants will have time to craft learning intentions and success criteria for their own curriculum.

Lunch on your own.

Optional 1 hour graduate credit available if you take an additional learning training and complete additional course work for both.

58. LETRS Volume 1: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling - Cohort 1 (Maryville)

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5. Maryville (Maryville, Mo)

Audience: K-6 Teachers, Title, Special Education or Interventionists, Administrators

Dates: 6/17/2024 to 3/4/2025

LETRS 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 PLUS 4 units of online videos including examples of effective classroom instruction. 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.

Each participant must purchase materials for implementation. You must have the materials prior to session 1.
If you are a recipient of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed Scholarship, your materials and training will be provided for free.

59. MLDS Year 1 Northwest (Trenton)

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5. Trenton (Trenton, MO)

Audience: Year 1 Building Leaders and Mentors

Dates: 6/17/2024 to 5/29/2025

Welcome to MLDS NEW LEADERS YEAR 1 - Trenton Cohort! The Missouri Leadership Development System provides training and support to new principals and assistant principals through research-based learning experiences. NEW LEADERS YEAR 1 and their mentors will participate in five regional meetings that provide practical knowledge, skills, along with networking opportunities for building administrators. One of the meetings includes a coaching lab that provides hands-on, practical experiences for leaders to improve their skills in developing and growing teachers. The capstone to this year of learning includes registration to the NORTHWEST LEADERSHIP SUMMIT on May 29, 2025. The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is an important component to support the effort of all buildings.

The NEW LEADERS YEAR 1 level is the initial phase of MLDS support and is designed for first year principals and assistant principals. Principals will be guided by an established mentor during this year of learning. Participation in both Year 1 and Year 2 completes DESE requirements for new administrator mentoring.

Mentors are encouraged to register but will not be billed or charged for registration.

60. Cracking the Code to Critical Thinking

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers, Title I, and Special Education

Dates: 6/18/2024 to 6/19/2024

As with every code, there is a specific combination that will result in success. Cracking the code of critical thinking is no different. This class is designed to equip educators with the knowledge that will lead to the implementation of instructional techniques and strategies to promote critical thinking in students. Areas addressed are:
* the understanding of the characteristics of critical thinking
* creating an environment that is optimal for learning
* questioning techniques before, during, and after instruction that allow students to think critically
* strategies for manipulation of content that will allow students to make their thinking visible


Lunch on your own.

Optional 1 hour graduate credit available if you complete additional course work.

61. LETRS: Volume 2, Units 5-8 Cohort 1 (Trenton)

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5. Trenton (Trenton, MO)

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

Dates: 6/19/2024 to 2/25/2025

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

Each participant must purchase materials for implementation. You must have the materials prior to session 1.
If you are a recipient of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed Scholarship, your materials and training will be provided for free.


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.

62. Proficiency Scales (Trenton)

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5. Trenton (Trenton, MO)

Audience: K-12 Educators, Administrators, Curriculum Directors

Dates: 6/19/2024 to 6/20/2024

What is the purpose of a proficiency scale? A clear learning target provides students with what they should know, but it does not provide guidance regarding the building blocks necessary to attain the goal. Proficiency scales articulate learning progressions for each prioritized standard. Well-articulated sequence of knowledge and skills makes it much easier to provide students with feedback. Once proficiency scales have been created, how do you use them to assess student's level of proficiency? We will explore different assessment methods, look at sample assessment questions that align to scales, and have the opportunity to generate summative scores.

Lunch on your own.

Optional 1 hour graduate credit available if you complete additional course work.

This session will also be offered on July 17 & 18

63. Optimizing Learning: Harnessing the Power of Data and Small Groups in Your Classroom

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-3 Literacy Teachers

Dates: 6/20/2024 to 6/21/2024

This professional development opportunity is designed for kindergarten educators committed to enhancing their instructional practices and equipping young learners with foundational writing skills. You will leave feeling empowered to create an engaging and effective writing program in your kindergarten classroom.

Lunch on your own

Optional 1 hour graduate credit available if you complete additional course work.

64. Teaching as a Career: Alternative Certification (Trenton)

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5. Trenton (Trenton, MO)

Audience: Alternative Certification Teachers

Dates: 6/20/2024

This session is for those who are obtaining Alternative Certification. This session will provide participants with information on state requirements, certification, classroom management, navigating the DESE website, state assessments, and the Missouri Learning Standards. (Possibility for continued support thru network: zooms, etc.) Lunch on your own

This session is also offered on July 25

65. Developing Self-Efficacy & Regulation Skills through Executive Brain Functioning

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Title I, Special Education, Counselors, Administrators

Dates: 6/24/2024

Do you have students who are disorganized don't have needed materials, or lose the homework they have completed? Do students seem prompt dependent? Are you constantly reminding them of the materials they need and the steps to take? When looking at the future for our students, soft skills are important as an adult to maintain employment. Experiences to support these skills through self-efficacy and self-regulation practices for our students should become an embedded practice utilized throughout all content areas at school. This ongoing process creates opportunities for student success, by teaching intrapersonal skills to benefit postsecondary opportunities.

Lunch on your own

Optional 1 hour graduate credit available if you take an additional learning training and complete additional course work for both.

66. LETRS: Volume 2, Units 5-8 Cohort 2 (Trenton)

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5. Trenton (Trenton, MO)

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

Dates: 6/24/2024 to 3/26/2025

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

Each participant must purchase materials for implementation. You must have the materials prior to session 1.
If you are a recipient of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed Scholarship, your materials and training will be provided for free.


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.

67. Digging Deeper into the Thinking Classroom

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-12 Math Educators

Dates: 6/25/2024

Participants will revisit the Building Thinking Classrooms framework, and experience and learn about Peter Liljedahl's latest research on consolidation and note-taking. This session will give participants the opportunity to reflect on building the thinking classroom, and share experiences and discuss continued implementation. Former "Introduction to Building Thinking Classrooms" session participants will have the opportunity to explore additional practices and collaborate with and learn from others who have begun the implementation journey. Join us in this one-day session to dig deeper into the thinking classroom.

Lunch on your own

Optional 1 hour graduate credit available if you take an additional learning training and complete additional course work for both.

68. Putting the Practices into Action (with John SanGiovanni)

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-12 Math Educators

Dates: 6/26/2024

Mathematically proficient students understand mathematics conceptually, use procedures with fluency, and apply what their skills to solve problems. They also call on processes and practices to thrive in college and career as well as their everyday lives. Teaching these practices can be hard. This workshop is a deep dive into these mathematical practices, helping teachers understand what they are and how to bring them to life in the mathematics classroom. The workshop unpacks what the practices look like and provides a wealth of instructional practices for infusing them. The workshop will also feature strategies for developing number sense and problem solving. Classroom-ready resources will be shared so that participants can help their students
*make sense of problems
*reason abstractly and quantitatively
*construct viable arguments
*model with mathematics
*use tools strategically
*attend to precision
*make use of structure
*express repeated reasoning

Lunch included

Optional 1 hour graduate credit available if you take an additional learning training and complete additional course work for both. For example, this can be paired with any of the Math Practice Trainings being offered on June 27, July 10, July 17, and July 24.

69. What Students Do Fostered by How You Teach Math - Session 1

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-12 Math Educators

Dates: 6/27/2024

Are your students making connections in math class? Do they have the stamina needed to persevere through challenging problems? Can they share their thinking in multiple ways? Come learn engaging strategies to develop your students' critical thinking skills. Each session will focus on specific math practices through implementing strategies, routines and tasks to engage students in active learning, connecting math knowledge, and facilitating student communication through talking and writing. Collectively, participants will learn about the eight mathematical practices as outlined by NCTM.

June 27
Session 1: Math Practice 3 (Critical Thinking/Justify Reasoning) + Math Practice 6 (Communicate and Compute w/ Precision)

July 10
Session 2: Math Practice 2 (Reason Contextually and Abstractly) + Math Practice 5 (Use of Tools Effectively & Strategically)

July 17
Session 3: Math Practice 1 (Persevere and Problem Solve) + Math Practice 8 (Look for and Express Repeated Reasoning)

July 24
Session 4: Math Practice 4 (Modeling Real-World Situations) + Math Practice 7 (Use of Structures and Patterns)

*The above may be taken as a single session or in any combination of two to four sessions.

Lunch on your own

Optional 1 hour graduate credit available if you take an additional learning training and complete additional course work for both.

70. LETRS Volume 1: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling - Cohort 2 ( St. Joseph)

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-6 Teachers, Title, Special Education or Interventionists, Administrators

Dates: 7/1/2024 to 3/5/2025

LETRS 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 PLUS 4 units of online videos including examples of effective classroom instruction. 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.

Each participant must purchase materials for implementation. You must have the materials prior to session 1.
If you are a recipient of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed Scholarship, your materials and training will be provided for free.

71. LETRS Volume 1: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling - Cohort 3 ( Trenton)

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5. Trenton (Trenton, MO)

Audience: K-6 Teachers, Title, Special Education or Interventionists, Administrators

Dates: 7/8/2024 to 3/18/2025

LETRS 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 PLUS 4 units of online videos including examples of effective classroom instruction. 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.

Each participant must purchase materials for implementation. You must have the materials prior to session 1.
If you are a recipient of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed Scholarship, your materials and training will be provided for free.

72. Special Education Boot Camp Day 1 (St Joseph)

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-12 Special Education Teachers

Dates: 7/8/2024

New to the profession, need a refresher? Join us as we look at "Special Education”. This session is designed to help answer the Who, What, Where, When, Why and How's, we have and assist educators as they navigate the Special Education Standards and Indicators. Participants will receive information to support them in the following areas:

Day 1 - July 8
SPED Process - Golden Thread
Referral
Review of Existing Data
Eligibility Criteria including Observations
Evaluation including Negative Education Impact

Day 2 - July 9
IEP
Present Level
Goals (SMART)
Accommodations/Modifications
Progress Monitoring - Data Collection

Day 3 - July 10
Specially Designed Instruction
SPED Organization
SPED data collection
Parent Communication
Collaborating with Peers
Other Documentation

YOU MUST REGISTER FOR EACH DAY SEPARATELY

Lunch on your own.


Optional 1 hour graduate credit available if you attend at lease two of the three days and complete additional course work.

These sessions are also offered on July 15, 16, and 17

73. Special Education Boot Camp Day 2 (St Joseph)

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-12 Special Education Teachers

Dates: 7/9/2024

New to the profession, need a refresher? Join us as we look at "Special Education”. This session is designed to help answer the Who, What, Where, When, Why and How's, we have and assist educators as they navigate the Special Education Standards and Indicators. Participants will receive information to support them in the following areas:

Day 1 - July 8
SPED Process - Golden Thread
Referral
Review of Existing Data
Eligibility Criteria including Observations
Evaluation including Negative Education Impact

Day 2 - July 9
IEP
Present Level
Goals (SMART)
Accommodations/Modifications
Progress Monitoring - Data Collection

Day 3 - July 10
Specially Designed Instruction
SPED Organization
SPED data collection
Parent Communication
Collaborating with Peers
Other Documentation

YOU MUST REGISTER FOR EACH DAY SEPARATELY

Lunch on your own.


Optional 1 hour graduate credit available if you attend at lease two of the three days and complete additional course work.

These sessions are also offered on July 15, 16, and 17

74. Catapult Students Into Learning

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5. Maryville (Maryville, Mo)

Audience: K-12 Classroom teachers, Title I, Special Education

Dates: 7/10/2024

Do you have students who are unmotivated and do not seem to care about learning? Do you wonder what you could do to help them be more internally driven to learn?
This summer session will give you the boost you need to set up a collaborative learning space for your students. Join us to gain instructional strategies that will increase engagement and classroom achievement for all students. Examples of strategies you will learn are:
* Metacognition
* Jigsaw
* Reciprocal Teaching
* Cooperative Learning

These strategies are effective during class instruction, data teams, and at all levels of interventions.

Lunch on your own.

Optional 1 hour graduate credit available if you take an additional learning training and complete additional course work for both.

75. Special Education Boot Camp Day 3 (St Joseph)

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-12 Special Education Teachers

Dates: 7/10/2024

New to the profession, need a refresher? Join us as we look at "Special Education”. This session is designed to help answer the Who, What, Where, When, Why and How's, we have and assist educators as they navigate the Special Education Standards and Indicators. Participants will receive information to support them in the following areas:

Day 1 - July 8
SPED Process - Golden Thread
Referral
Review of Existing Data
Eligibility Criteria including Observations
Evaluation including Negative Education Impact

Day 2 - July 9
IEP
Present Level
Goals (SMART)
Accommodations/Modifications
Progress Monitoring - Data Collection

Day 3 - July 10
Specially Designed Instruction
SPED Organization
SPED data collection
Parent Communication
Collaborating with Peers
Other Documentation

YOU MUST REGISTER FOR EACH DAY SEPARATELY

Lunch on your own.


Optional 1 hour graduate credit available if you attend at lease two of the three days and complete additional course work.

These sessions are also offered on July 15, 16, and 17

76. What Students Do Fostered by How You Teach Math - Session 2

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-12 Math Educators

Dates: 7/10/2024

Are your students making connections in math class? Do they have the stamina needed to persevere through challenging problems? Can they share their thinking in multiple ways? Come learn engaging strategies to develop your students' critical thinking skills. Each session will focus on specific math practices through implementing strategies, routines and tasks to engage students in active learning, connecting math knowledge, and facilitating student communication through talking and writing. Collectively, participants will learn about the eight mathematical practices as outlined by NCTM.

June 27
Session 1: Math Practice 3 (Critical Thinking/Justify Reasoning) + Math Practice 6 (Communicate and Compute w/ Precision)

July 10
Session 2: Math Practice 2 (Reason Contextually and Abstractly) + Math Practice 5 (Use of Tools Effectively & Strategically)

July 17
Session 3: Math Practice 1 (Persevere and Problem Solve) + Math Practice 8 (Look for and Express Repeated Reasoning)

July 24
Session 4: Math Practice 4 (Modeling Real-World Situations) + Math Practice 7 (Use of Structures and Patterns)

*The above may be taken as a single session or in any combination of two to four sessions.

Lunch on your own

Optional 1 hour graduate credit available if you take an additional learning training and complete additional course work for both.

77. Hidden Treasures: Navigating DESE for Instructional Resources

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-12 Classroom, Title I and SPED Teachers, Administrators, Curriculum Directors

Dates: 7/11/2024

Ahoy Mateys! As a classroom teacher, do you struggle to find helpful resources to use in your instruction? Look no further than the DESE website! Use the DESE website as your map to explore a plethora of resources to fill your teacher treasure chest. Come explore the gems DESE has to make navigating the "seas of instruction" your bountiful prize. During this session participants will learn where to locate and use various resources such as, MOLEAP Blocks, item specifications, performance level descriptors, and literacy strategies.
Participants will need to bring a laptop

Lunch on your own

Optional 1 hour graduate credit available if you take an additional learning training and complete additional course work for both.

This session is also offered on June 5

78. Post-Secondary Transition for Newbies

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: MS/HS Special Education Teachers

Dates: 7/11/2024

Are you a new teacher or new to secondary special ed? This is a one-day session on meeting the compliance expectations of Indicator 13. This is specific for middle and high school special education teachers. Learners will gain skills in Post-Secondary Transition skills including completing a compliant Form C.

Lunch on your own

Optional 1 hour graduate credit available if you take an additional learning training and complete additional course work for both.

79. LETRS: Volume 2, Units 5-8 Cohort 4 (St. Joseph)

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

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

Dates: 7/12/2024 to 4/15/2025

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

Each participant must purchase materials for implementation. You must have the materials prior to session 1.
If you are a recipient of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed Scholarship, your materials and training will be provided for free.


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.

80. Special Education Boot Camp Day 1 (Trenton)

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5. Trenton (Trenton, MO)

Audience: K-12 Special Education Teachers

Dates: 7/15/2024

New to the profession, need a refresher? Join us as we look at "Special Education”. This session is designed to help answer the Who, What, Where, When, Why and How's, we have and assist educators as they navigate the Special Education Standards and Indicators. Participants will receive information to support them in the following areas:

Day 1 - July 15
SPED Process - Golden Thread
Referral
Review of Existing Data
Eligibility Criteria including Observations
Evaluation including Negative Education Impact

Day 2 - July 16
IEP
Present Level
Goals (SMART)
Accommodations/Modifications
Progress Monitoring - Data Collection

Day 3 - July 17
Specially Designed Instruction
SPED Organization
SPED data collection
Parent Communication
Collaborating with Peers
Other Documentation

YOU MUST REGISTER FOR EACH DAY SEPARATELY

Lunch on your own.


Optional 1 hour graduate credit available if you attend at lease two of the three days and complete additional course work.

These sessions are also offered on July 8, 9, and 10

81. Why Can't My Students Comprehend?

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: Upper Elementary, Middle School & High School ELA/Literacy Teachers

Dates: 7/15/2024 to 7/16/2024

How do I support the different needs of my students? Participants will dive into 'why' students can't comprehend and develop strategies to 'make learning stick'. From fostering word curiosity to implementing effective, evidence-based instruction, this training will empower educators with the tools and knowledge needed to create meaningful retention of learning. Some elements included will be: structuring your literacy block, using data to target instruction, vocabulary, morphology and other empowering strategies.

Lunch on your own

Optional 1 hour graduate credit available if you complete additional course work.

82. Federal Programs Technical Assistance for Tiered Monitoring Cohort 2 2024-2025

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5 To Be Determined (To Be Determined, MO)

Audience: Federal Programs coordinators or district personnel responsible for Federal Programs Tiered Monitoring preparation / submittal, compliance plans, and / or federal programs implementation.

Dates: 7/16/2024

New
This session is for Districts in Cohort 2 and will be submitting this year

Focus will be on the Cohort 2 evidence submittals due (at a minimum) on October 15, 2024, December 15, 2024, December 31, 2024, February 15, 2025, April 15, 2025. Information and resources regarding Title programs monitoring requirements will be provided. This is an informal format and will focus on the questions of the LEA staff participating. LEA questions and issues will be addressed as needed to provide information to participants.
Content will include:
* Federal Programs yearly requirements - calendar of submittals
* Specific tiered monitoring requirements for Cohort 2, submittal 2024-2025
* Tiered monitoring required documentation/evidence sources/examples included
* Program specific review, resources and responses for tiered monitoring questions
* Other federal programs related topics as requested by attendees

83. Special Education Boot Camp Day 2 (Trenton)

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5. Trenton (Trenton, MO)

Audience: K-12 Special Education Teachers

Dates: 7/16/2024

New to the profession, need a refresher? Join us as we look at "Special Education”. This session is designed to help answer the Who, What, Where, When, Why and How's, we have and assist educators as they navigate the Special Education Standards and Indicators. Participants will receive information to support them in the following areas:

Day 1 - July 15
SPED Process - Golden Thread
Referral
Review of Existing Data
Eligibility Criteria including Observations
Evaluation including Negative Education Impact

Day 2 - July 16
IEP
Present Level
Goals (SMART)
Accommodations/Modifications
Progress Monitoring - Data Collection

Day 3 - July 17
Specially Designed Instruction
SPED Organization
SPED data collection
Parent Communication
Collaborating with Peers
Other Documentation

YOU MUST REGISTER FOR EACH DAY SEPARATELY

Lunch on your own.


Optional 1 hour graduate credit available if you attend at lease two of the three days and complete additional course work.

These sessions are also offered on July 8, 9, and 10

84. Proficiency Scales (St Joseph)

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-12 Educators, Administrators, Curriculum Directors

Dates: 7/17/2024 to 7/18/2024

What is the purpose of a proficiency scale? A clear learning target provides students with what they should know, but it does not provide guidance regarding the building blocks necessary to attain the goal. Proficiency scales articulate learning progressions for each prioritized standard. Well-articulated sequence of knowledge and skills makes it much easier to provide students with feedback. Once proficiency scales have been created, how do you use them to assess student's level of proficiency? We will explore different assessment methods, look at sample assessment questions that align to scales, and have the opportunity to generate summative scores.

Lunch on your own.

Optional 1 hour graduate credit available if you complete additional course work.

This session will also be offered on June 19 & 20

85. Special Education Boot Camp Day 3 (Trenton)

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5. Trenton (Trenton, MO)

Audience: K-12 Special Education Teachers

Dates: 7/17/2024

New to the profession, need a refresher? Join us as we look at "Special Education”. This session is designed to help answer the Who, What, Where, When, Why and How's, we have and assist educators as they navigate the Special Education Standards and Indicators. Participants will receive information to support them in the following areas:

Day 1 - July 15
SPED Process - Golden Thread
Referral
Review of Existing Data
Eligibility Criteria including Observations
Evaluation including Negative Education Impact

Day 2 - July 16
IEP
Present Level
Goals (SMART)
Accommodations/Modifications
Progress Monitoring - Data Collection

Day 3 - July 17
Specially Designed Instruction
SPED Organization
SPED data collection
Parent Communication
Collaborating with Peers
Other Documentation

YOU MUST REGISTER FOR EACH DAY SEPARATELY

Lunch on your own.


Optional 1 hour graduate credit available if you attend at lease two of the three days and complete additional course work.

These sessions are also offered on July 8, 9, and 10

86. What Students Do Fostered by How You Teach Math - Session 3

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-12 Math Educators

Dates: 7/17/2024

Are your students making connections in math class? Do they have the stamina needed to persevere through challenging problems? Can they share their thinking in multiple ways? Come learn engaging strategies to develop your students' critical thinking skills. Each session will focus on specific math practices through implementing strategies, routines and tasks to engage students in active learning, connecting math knowledge, and facilitating student communication through talking and writing. Collectively, participants will learn about the eight mathematical practices as outlined by NCTM.

June 27
Session 1: Math Practice 3 (Critical Thinking/Justify Reasoning) + Math Practice 6 (Communicate and Compute w/ Precision)

July 10
Session 2: Math Practice 2 (Reason Contextually and Abstractly) + Math Practice 5 (Use of Tools Effectively & Strategically)

July 17
Session 3: Math Practice 1 (Persevere and Problem Solve) + Math Practice 8 (Look for and Express Repeated Reasoning)

July 24
Session 4: Math Practice 4 (Modeling Real-World Situations) + Math Practice 7 (Use of Structures and Patterns)

*The above may be taken as a single session or in any combination of two to four sessions.

Lunch on your own

Optional 1 hour graduate credit available if you take an additional learning training and complete additional course work for both.

87. Mental Health FIRST AID for Ages 6-18 Years of Age (St Joseph)

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: Any & All Level Teachers, School Staff, Administrators, Counselors

Dates: 7/18/2024

Mental Health First Aid Training Covers:
1. Common signs and symptoms of mental health challenges in this age group including anxiety, depression, eating disorders and ADHD.
2. Common signs and symptoms of substance abuse.
3. How to interact with a child or adolescent in crisis.
4. How to connect our youth with help.
5. Expanded content on trauma, substance abuse, self-care and the impact of social media.

You will learn how to respond with the Mental Health First Aid Action Plan (ALGEE):
A-Assess for risk of suicide or harm
L-Listen nonjudgmentally
G-Give reassurance and information
E-Encourage appropriate professional help
E-Encourage self-help and other support strategies

Fee includes resource book and lunch

88. Functional Behavioral Assessment Overview

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-12 Special Education Teachers, Directors, Process Coordinators, RTI Teams, Diagnosticians and Administrators of Special Education

Dates: 7/19/2024

Functional Behavioral Assessments are crucial to providing insight into appropriate behavioral supports. This overview will consist of the 5 components to a quality Functional Behavioral Assessment: Define and Observe Behavior, Baseline Data and Graphing, Forming a Functional Hypothesis, Evidence Based Practices and Recommendations, and Behavior Intervention Planning. Participants will process through the why, when, who, what, and where's of FBAs. This overview will also provide more information and opportunity to sign up for more in-depth FBA training.

* Understanding what an FBA is and when we conduct an FBA
* Identifying behavior as a communication and functions of behavior
* Gain a working knowledge of the components to a quality FBA

Lunch on your own

89. Kagan Cooperative Learning Days 1-5 Trenton

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5. Trenton (Trenton, MO)

Audience: PreK-12 grade educators, administrators

Dates: 7/22/2024 to 7/26/2024

Create full student engagement with Kagan Structures-simple yet powerful cooperative learning instructional strategies. Supported by a large body of scientific research, and proven effective in countless classrooms, schools, and districts, this revolutionary way to teach is transforming teaching and learning. See how easy it is use teamwork and pairs to create a greater level of engagement than you imagined possible, even for your reluctant learners. We're not talking about group work. We're talking the real deal, and knowing the difference is the difference between engaging some and engaging all students. When we engage all students, they all learn more. And because the structures are so cooperative and interactive, they work wonders for students' social skill development.
Topics include:
* Classbuilding
* Teambuilding
* Multi-Structural Lesson
* PIES
* Social Skills
* Interpersonal Functions
* Lesson Planning
* Cooperative Projects

If there are 3 teachers from a district attending, the principal from that district may attend free.

Lunch is on your own; optional three hours graduate credit available.

Optional Special Discount Package of Kagan materials available! Additional $149. Contact the RPDC at 800-663-3348 for more information or to order.

90. Data Treasure Hunt & Data Drill Down

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: Superintendents, Principals, Teacher Leaders Serving on Leadership Teams

Dates: 7/22/2024

Julia Schmitz will be sharing processes and tools to assist leaders in organizing Report Card, APR, MAP/EOC and other academic data into a useful format. These tools will assist educators in taking a deeper dive to determine patterns that exist over time. During the session, participants will have time to analyze these trends to ultimately identify specific strengths and areas for growth. A laptop will be needed, along with access DESE Application Sign-In (DAS).

Lunch on your own

91. LETRS Volume 1: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling - Cohort 4 (Trenton)

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5. Trenton (Trenton, MO)

Audience: K-6 Teachers, Title, Special Education or Interventionists, Administrators

Dates: 7/22/2024 to 4/1/2025

LETRS 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 PLUS 4 units of online videos including examples of effective classroom instruction. 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.

Each participant must purchase materials for implementation. You must have the materials prior to session 1.
If you are a recipient of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed Scholarship, your materials and training will be provided for free.

92. What Students Do Fostered by How You Teach Math - Session 4

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-12 Math Educators

Dates: 7/24/2024

Are your students making connections in math class? Do they have the stamina needed to persevere through challenging problems? Can they share their thinking in multiple ways? Come learn engaging strategies to develop your students' critical thinking skills. Each session will focus on specific math practices through implementing strategies, routines and tasks to engage students in active learning, connecting math knowledge, and facilitating student communication through talking and writing. Collectively, participants will learn about the eight mathematical practices as outlined by NCTM.

June 27
Session 1: Math Practice 3 (Critical Thinking/Justify Reasoning) + Math Practice 6 (Communicate and Compute w/ Precision)

July 10
Session 2: Math Practice 2 (Reason Contextually and Abstractly) + Math Practice 5 (Use of Tools Effectively & Strategically)

July 17
Session 3: Math Practice 1 (Persevere and Problem Solve) + Math Practice 8 (Look for and Express Repeated Reasoning)

July 24
Session 4: Math Practice 4 (Modeling Real-World Situations) + Math Practice 7 (Use of Structures and Patterns)

*The above may be taken as a single session or in any combination of two to four sessions.

Lunch on your own

Optional 1 hour graduate credit available if you take an additional learning training and complete additional course work for both.

93. 4 C's for Behavior Management

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5. Maryville (Maryville, Mo)

Audience: K-12 Classroom and SPED teachers, Administrators, Counselors, Paraprofessionals

Dates: 7/25/2024

Behavior management can be time-consuming and energy-draining, but it does not have to be. Join us as we focus on the Four C's of establishing an effective behavior management system: climate, communication, curriculum, and culture. These principles apply at all levels of education. By incorporating the 4 C's, teachers can establish safe, healthy, and enjoyable learning environments for their students.

Lunch on your own.

Optional 1 hour graduate credit available if you take an additional learning training and complete additional course work for both.

94. Kindergarten Writing Teachers, This One is for You!

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: Kindergarten Teachers, Title I, Special Education

Dates: 7/25/2024

This professional development opportunity is designed for kindergarten educators committed to enhancing their instructional practices and equipping young learners with foundational writing skills. You will leave feeling empowered to create an engaging and effective writing program in your kindergarten classroom.

Lunch on your own

Optional 1 hour graduate credit available if you take an additional learning training and complete additional course work for both.

95. Teaching as a Career: Alternative Certification (Savannah)

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5. Savannah (Savannah, MO)

Audience: Alternative Certification Teachers

Dates: 7/25/2024

This session is for those who are obtaining Alternative Certification. This session will provide participants with information on state requirements, certification, classroom management, navigating the DESE website, state assessments, and the Missouri Learning Standards. (Possibility for continued support thru network: zooms, etc.) Lunch on your own

This session is also offered on June 20

96. LETRS: Volume 2, Units 5-8 Cohort 3 (St. Joseph)

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

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

Dates: 7/26/2024 to 3/20/2025

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

Each participant must purchase materials for implementation. You must have the materials prior to session 1.
If you are a recipient of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed Scholarship, your materials and training will be provided for free.


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.

97. Reading Success Plans (RSP) Information Overview

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: Any educator and/or school leader responsible for development and implementation of Reading Success Plans

Dates: 7/26/2024

This session is a repeat for those who could not attend last year's sessions in Writing Individual Reading Success Plans.
Participants will examine:
* what Senate Bill 681 is requiring us to do in reference to stronger literacy development
* DESE guidance on overall development of individual student plans
* steps needed to ensure the correct skills needed for targeting instruction
* sample plans related to special education and ELL students

Lunch on your own

98. Kagan Cooperative Learning Days 1-5 Maryville

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5 Northwest Missouri State University (Maryville, MO) [map]

Audience: PreK-12 grade educators, administrators

Dates: 7/29/2024 to 8/2/2024

Create full student engagement with Kagan Structures-simple yet powerful cooperative learning instructional strategies. Supported by a large body of scientific research, and proven effective in countless classrooms, schools, and districts, this revolutionary way to teach is transforming teaching and learning. See how easy it is use teamwork and pairs to create a greater level of engagement than you imagined possible, even for your reluctant learners. We're not talking about group work. We're talking the real deal, and knowing the difference is the difference between engaging some and engaging all students. When we engage all students, they all learn more. And because the structures are so cooperative and interactive, they work wonders for students' social skill development.
Topics include:
* Classbuilding
* Teambuilding
* Multi-Structural Lesson
* PIES
* Social Skills
* Interpersonal Functions
* Lesson Planning
* Cooperative Projects

If there are 3 teachers from a district attending, the principal from that district may attend free.

Lunch is on your own; optional three hours graduate credit available.

Hotel/Housing information in Maryville, MO:

Bearcat Inn & Suites- 660-562-2002
Holiday Inn Express - 660-562-9949
Cobblestone Inn & Suites - 660-224-2222

Optional Special Discount Package of Kagan materials available! Additional $149. Contact the RPDC at 800-663-3348 for more information or to order.

99. MTDS Teacher Academy

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-12 Teachers with 3 or more years of teaching

Dates: 7/29/2024 to 4/23/2025

New
This program offers support for mid-career teachers.

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

-completed a Beginning Teacher Assistance Program in MO

-completed at least 3 years of successful teaching

-a strong desire for professional improvement

This opportunity provides:

-Statewide event with national expert, John Antonetti in September and February (must register separately)

-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

100. Understanding the De-Escalation Cycle

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-12 Classroom and SPED teachers, Administrators, Counselors. Paras

Dates: 7/29/2024

This session will provide an overview of the de-escalation cycle along with strategies to use throughout the stages of de-escalation and recovery.

Lunch on your own.

101. Early Childhood Special Education Including Early Childhood Outcomes

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5 To Be Determined (To Be Determined, MO)

Audience: Early Childhood Special Education Teachers or Directors

Dates: 7/30/2024

New
Are you new to Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) and Early Childhood Outcomes (ECO)? Would you like an opportunity to gain skills in identifying and assessing young children, writing ECSE evaluations and IEPs, and or completing ECO? ECSE services are designed to promote child development and learning. Families, teachers, and other professionals work together as a team to develop and implement an Individualized Education Program (IEP) that supports the growth, development, and continuous learning. The ECOs are goal areas for all children receiving ECSE services. They focus on how children use their skills to accomplish meaningful tasks in the following three areas:

* gaining positive social-emotional skills, including social relationships
* learning and using new knowledge and skills
* using appropriate behaviors to meet their needs


Lunch on your own.