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1. Improving Comprehension with Questioning the Author Virtual Book study

Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

Location: Virtual Meeting (Springfield, MO)

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

This is a virtual book study on Zoom. Meeting dates are: 2/1,2/15, 2/29, 3/7, 3/28, 4/4 at 5pm Isabel L Beck and Margaret G. McKeown share their new findings on Questioning the Author, the approach that galvanized the research field to look at comprehension instruction in a new way. The book includes how-to's on planning and orchestrating the Questioning the Author approach as well as a practical troubleshooting guide based on classroom transcripts of 25 common challenges to discussion.

2. Shifting the Balance Gr. 3-5 Virtual Book study

Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

Location: Virtual Meeting (Springfield, MO)

Dates: 2/6/2024 to 5/7/2024

Virtual Book Study Meeting Dates: 2/6, 2/27, 3/5, 3/26, 4/2 4/23, 5/7 from 5-7pm. Shifting the Balance, introduces six more shifts across individual chapters that: Zoom in on a common (but not-as helpful-as-we-had-hoped) practice to reconsider Untangle a number of "misunderstandings” that have likely contributed to the use of the common practice Propose a more science-aligned shift to the current practice Provide solid scientific research to support the revised practice Offer a collection of high-leverage, easy-to-implement instructional routines to support the shift to more brain-friendly instruction The authors offer a refreshing approach that is respectful, accessible, and practical - grounded in an earnest commitment to building a bridge between research and classroom practice. As with the first Shifting the Balance, they aim to keep students at the forefront of reading instruction.

3. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition Cohort 54 (Mtn. Grove Onsite - INVITE ONLY)

Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

Location: Mountain Grove Elementary School (Mountain Grove, MO) [map]

Dates: 2/19/2024 to 4/29/2024

Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides educators with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. The 'blended learning' format of this series includes face-to-face learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction.

SPECIAL NOTES: Participants must attend a 90-minute virtual launch in August (dates/times will be sent via email).

(1) There are four 'face to face' dates for this workshop series. We will focus on each of the four LETRS units respectively:
  • Day 1 and Unit 1, The Challenge of Learning to Read;
  • Day 2/Unit 2: The Speech Sounds of English;
  • Day 3/Unit 3: Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling
  • Day 4/Unit 4: Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition.

    Registration fee for all four 'face to face' dates is $300. This is waived for MO RLE recipients.

    (2) Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact janaloge@missouristate for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for $399.

    (3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials!

    NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award.
    For additional information, please contact Annette Tankersley at annettetankersley@missouristate.edu .
  • 4. Behavior Personnel Cohort- Gen Ed Supports

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Exceptional Pupil Cooperative (Bolivar, MO) [map]

    Dates: 2/23/2024 to 4/12/2024

    Administrators, do you have staff dedicated to supporting students with challenging behavior? Are you a teacher or para that supports students with challenging behavior? This series is designed to support you by sharing Evidence-Based Practices, PBIS Tier Il and Ill supports, and create a Professional Learning Network with others in Southwest Missouri!

    5. Behavior Personnel Cohort - Special Education

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Exceptional Pupil Cooperative (Bolivar, MO) [map]

    Dates: 2/23/2024 to 4/12/2024

    Administrators, do you have staff dedicated to supporting students with challenging behavior? This series is a year-long series designed to support special education teachers through sharing Evidence-Based Practices, components of functional behavioral assessments, evaluation of students with EBD, and creating a Professional Learning Network with others in Southwest Missouri!

    6. LETRS Vol. 2: Language Comprehension Cohort 23 (Ava Onsite - INVITE ONLY)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: TBD (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 3/11/2024 to 5/17/2024

    LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) units address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. Skilled reading comprehension includes two domains, Word Recognition (Vol. 1 Units 1-4) and Language Comprehension (Vol.2 Units 5-8). This Vol. 2 professional learning series focuses specifically on oral language and vocabulary, understanding reading comprehension, text-driven comprehension instruction, and the reading-writing connection. Completion of LETRS Vol. 1 (Units 1-4) is a prerequisite to Vol. 2. The 'blended learning' format of Vol. 2 series includes four face-to-face training dates and an online course license (through Lexia Learning) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their manuals from DESE. If you are not a MO RLE recipient, contact janaloge@missouristate.edu for ordering your manual. DO NOT purchase your own materials! Registration for four F2F dates includes parking and hot breakfast for $300 (This is waived for MO RLE recipients.). Lunch is on your own. NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award (for our records only). For any additional questions, contact annettetankersley@missouristate.edu

    7. MELL Meet-Up April 2024

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 4/5/2024

    FOCUS on ELs and Special Ed support. Bring your lunch and connect with educators of English language learners. We will have a focus each meeting as well as time set aside to collaborate and talk with others who are doing what you do! Meet-Ups are held at Missouri State University in the Park Central Office Building. Parking code will be sent the day before the meeting.

    8. Registered Youth Apprenticeship 101 - Lebanon

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Lebanon: Robert W Plaster Center for Student Success (Lebanon, Mo) [map]

    Audience: Registered Youth Apprenticeship Coordinators; CTE Directors; Superintendents/Principal; H.S. Counselors

    Dates: 4/30/2024

    This training will enable any district to have the tools necessary to build its own Registered Youth Apprenticeship program, no matter the size of the community/district. During this workshop, you will learn the basics of how to implement and customize your own registered youth apprenticeship program. Let this workshop simplify the process of implementation for you! Must register by Monday, March 25th!

    9. LETRS Volume 2: Language Comprehension (Cohort Summer 81)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (ROOM 112) (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 5/1/2024 to 7/25/2024

    LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) units address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. Skilled reading comprehension includes two domains, Word Recognition (Units 1-4) and Language Comprehension (Units 5-8). This professional learning series focuses specifically on oral language and vocabulary, understanding reading comprehension, text-driven comprehension instruction, and the reading-writing connection. Completion of LETRS Vol. 1 (Units 1-4) is a prerequisite to Vol. 2. The 'blended learning' format of Vol. 2 series include four face-to-face training dates and an online course license (through Lexia Learning) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. Registration for four F2F dates includes parking and a hot breakfast for $300. Lunch on your own. This is waived for MO RLE recipients. (2) Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact melindaodom@missouristate for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for $399. (3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials! NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award. For any additional questions, contact melindaodom@missouristate.edu NOTE: Districts may apply for REIMBURSEMENT for manual and online license upon completion of online course and attendance of all four f2f sessions by applying through SB 681. Face to Face meetings: 5/1, 5/30, 6/27, 7.25

    10. Revisiting Reading Success Plans (Zoom Morning Session 1)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: 5. Virtual (Virtual, MO)

    Dates: 5/2/2024

    This virtual networking session will provide you the opportunity to reflect on current RSP data; affirm exiting criteria (K-3 and gr. 5+); and glean further clarification from DESE. Here is the zoom link for the morning session: https://lexialearning.zoom.us/j/93333642179?pwd=N2p2WnlwYStKTEowUVBSUTdXdEhWQT09

    11. Revisiting Reading Success Plans (Zoom Afternoon Session 2)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: 5. Virtual (Virtual, MO)

    Dates: 5/2/2024

    This virtual networking session will provide you the opportunity to reflect on current RSP data; affirm exiting criteria (K-3 and gr. 5+); and glean further clarification from DESE. Here is the zoom link for the afternoon session: https://lexialearning.zoom.us/j/94332774521?pwd=RmNoNnRnblI0SXZQRmZLcStTbzV6UT09

    12. MELL Meet-Up - May 2024

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Missouri State University - Springfield (Springfield, MO) [map]

    Dates: 5/10/2024

    FOCUS on sharing and preparing. We will hear from colleagues about creative ways they served their students during the school year and take time to prepare for the future. Bring your lunch and connect with educators of English language learners. We will have a focus each meeting as well as time set aside to collaborate and talk with others who are doing what you do! Meet-Ups are held at Missouri State University in the Park Central Office Building. Parking code will be sent the day before the meeting.

    13. Immigrant families Home-School liaison Connect

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Virtual (any place, MO)

    Dates: 5/16/2024

    This is an opportunity for Home-School liaisons serving Immigrant and Refugee families to make connections and collaborate. Join us virtually to hear what other liaisons are doing and to problem-solve. I'm pleased to include Shawn Cockrum from International Institute of St. Louis (IISTL) and Rebekah Thomas from IISTL - SW Missouri branch. The Zoom link will be sent to participants before the event.

    14. LETRS Vol.2: Language Comprehension (Cohort 92)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (ROOM 112) (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 5/21/2024 to 8/7/2024

    LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) units address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. Skilled reading comprehension includes two domains, Word Recognition (Vol. 1 Units 1-4) and Language Comprehension (Vol.2 Units 5-8). This Vol. 2 professional learning series focuses specifically on oral language and vocabulary, understanding reading comprehension, text-driven comprehension instruction, and the reading-writing connection. Completion of LETRS Vol. 1 (Units 1-4) is a prerequisite to Vol. 2. The 'blended learning' format of Vol. 2 series includes four face-to-face training dates and an online course license (through Lexia Learning) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their manuals from DESE. If you are not a MO RLE recipient, contact janaloge@missouristate.edu for ordering your manual. DO NOT purchase your own materials! Registration for four F2F dates includes parking and hot breakfast for $300 (This is waived for MO RLE recipients.). Lunch is on your own. NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award (for our records only). For any additional questions, contact annettetankersley@missouristate.edu

    15. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition Cohort #91 (CLOSED)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (ROOM 112) (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 5/28/2024 to 8/6/2024

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    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides educators with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. The 'blended learning' format of this series includes face-to-face learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. SPECIAL NOTE: A 'Launch' session will be held on the first meeting date.

    (1) There are four 'face to face' dates for this workshop series. We will focus on each of the four LETRS units respectively:
    Day 1 and Unit 1, The Challenge of Learning to Read;
    Day 2/Unit 2: The Speech Sounds of English;
    Day 3/Unit 3: Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling
    Day 4/Unit 4: Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition.

    Registration fee for all four 'face to face' dates is $300, including parking and breakfast. This is waived for MO RLE recipients.
    (2) Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact janaloge@missouristate.edu for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for $399.
    (3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials!
    NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award.
    For any additional questions, contact annettetankersley@missouristate.edu

    16. Teaching the Principles of Civics and Patriotism Workshop (Elementary Session)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Alumni Center, 300 S Jefferson, Springfield (Springfield, MO) [map]

    Dates: 5/30/2024

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    This workshop will provide Missouri K-12 teachers with training on the new Civics and Patriotism framework that will be released by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) for the 2024-25 school year.

    During this three-hour workshop, participants will:

  • learn about the new framework.
  • interact with Missouri teachers who developed the lessons.
  • discover strategies to integrate content into existing curricula.
  • collaborate with fellow teachers.
  • receive a $150 stipend for attending.
  • be eligible for their district to receive $1000 to purchase resources that support Civics and Patriotism instruction.
  • Lesson Topics Include...

  • Character Traits of Famous Missourians
  • Ellis Island
  • Whiskey Rebellion
  • Electoral College
  • Trail of Tears
  • Miracle on Ice
  • Veterans Day
  • Patriot Day
  • Being an Active Citizen
  • Purpose of the Bill of Rights
  • Presidential Bravery
  • Twelve Tables
  • ...And More!


    All lessons will be available on the DESE website in Fall 2024

    17. Teaching the Principles of Civics and Patriotism Workshop (Secondary Session)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Alumni Center, 300 S Jefferson, Springfield (Springfield, MO) [map]

    Dates: 5/30/2024

    Starting Soon
    This workshop will provide Missouri K-12 teachers with training on the new Civics and Patriotism framework that will be released by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) for the 2024-25 school year.

    During this three-hour workshop, participants will:

  • learn about the new framework.
  • interact with Missouri teachers who developed the lessons.
  • discover strategies to integrate content into existing curricula.
  • collaborate with fellow teachers.
  • receive a $150 stipend for attending.
  • be eligible for their district to receive $1000 to purchase resources that support Civics and Patriotism instruction.
  • Lesson Topics Include...

  • Character Traits of Famous Missourians
  • Ellis Island
  • Whiskey Rebellion
  • Electoral College
  • Trail of Tears
  • Miracle on Ice
  • Veterans Day
  • Patriot Day
  • Being an Active Citizen
  • Purpose of the Bill of Rights
  • Presidential Bravery
  • Twelve Tables
  • ...And More!


    All lessons will be available on the DESE website in Fall 2024

    18. Learning Blade: STEM/CS/CTE Career Awareness Resources - Agency for Teaching, Leading, and Learning

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (ROOM 112) (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 6/5/2024

    Join us for an enriching learning experience at our Regional Learning Blade Professional Development sessions across Missouri. In these sessions, you will learn how Learning Blade supports STEM, computer science, and CTE, and how our program can be implemented in a variety of classroom settings!

    What is Learning Blade?

    Learning Blade is an online system that allows ANY teacher to provide Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), Computer Science (CS) and Career and Technical Education (CTE)

  • Aligned to MO 5th-9th grade math, science, ELA, social studies, and technology standards.
  • Builds skills, awareness, and interest in STEM, CS, and CTE careers and technologies.
  • STEM:

  • Hands-on projects
  • Interdisciplinary lessons Design
  • Thinking exercise
  • 3D printing projects and models
  • CS:

  • 20+ hours coding course CS
  • Career Exploration
  • Online and offline engagement of CS principles
  • CTE:

  • Exploration of 100+ careers with interactive lessons
  • Career videos
  • This session will cover:

  • Best practices for integrating interdisciplinary curriculum.
  • How to implement support to educators and the whole school building.
  • How to train other building instructors to work with Learning Blade.
  • Participants will receive a $150 stipend for attending. (paid after the workshop)

    19. Math Fluency Boot Camp

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building Room 209 (Springfield, MO)

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

    This 2 day workshop will cover the basics of math fluency and explore many activites to use in the classroom to help your students become more fluent mathematical thinkers. This is a k-12 workshop in order to provide show the vertical alignment that these fluency activities helps build. There will be appropriate activities for all grade levels!

    20. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition (Cohort 100 Willard)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 6/11/2024 to 8/5/2024

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides educators with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. The 'blended learning' format of this series includes face-to-face learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. SPECIAL NOTE: A 'Launch' session will be held on the first meeting date. (1) There are four 'face to face' dates for this workshop series. We will focus on each of the four LETRS units respectively: Day 1 and Unit 1, The Challenge of Learning to Read; Day 2/Unit 2: The Speech Sounds of English; Day 3/Unit 3: Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling Day 4/Unit 4: Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition. Registration fee for all four 'face to face' dates is $300, including parking and breakfast. This is waived for MO RLE recipients. (2) Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact janaloge@missouristate.edu for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for approximately $420. (3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials! NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award.

    21. LETRS Vol. 2: Language Comprehension (Cohort 66 Willard)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 6/13/2024 to 8/8/2024

    LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) units address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. Skilled reading comprehension includes two domains, Word Recognition (Vol. 1 Units 1-4) and Language Comprehension (Vol.2 Units 5-8). This Vol. 2 professional learning series focuses specifically on oral language and vocabulary, understanding reading comprehension, text-driven comprehension instruction, and the reading-writing connection. Completion of LETRS Vol. 1 (Units 1-4) is a prerequisite to Vol. 2. The 'blended learning' format of Vol. 2 series includes four face-to-face training dates and an online course license (through Lexia Learning) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. Lunch is on your own. NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award (for our records only). If you have any questions, please contact janaloge@missouristate.edu

    22. Building Thinking Classrooms Online Book Study - Math

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Dates: 6/17/2024 to 6/21/2024

    This is a QUICK book study! We will meet every morning for 1 week to cover 3 chapters each meeting. You need to provide your own book for this workshop. This is an easy to read, but very informational book! Building Thinking Classrooms by Peter Lilijedahl

    23. 5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions Online Book Study

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Dates: 6/24/2024 to 6/28/2024

    This is a QUICK book study! We will meet every morning for 1 week to cover 2 chapters each day. Where Building Thinking Classrooms provides the "why" for changes in the math classrooms, this book provides the "how" to make that transition successfully. It offers detailed instructions for planning your lessons to incorporate deeper understanding of the math through quality discourse and consolidation of student work. You will need to have your own copy of the book: 5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions by Margaret Smith and Mary Kay Stein.

    24. MLDS (SW) Year 1 - Critical Firsts -

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Alumni Center, 300 S Jefferson, Springfield (Springfield, MO) [map]

    Dates: 6/25/2024

    *Identify key opportunities for creating success at the beginning of the school year
    *Explore practical and timely strategies for new principals
    *Gain insight on running effective meetings, communicating with staff, the first days of school

    25. A.I. and Education - Workshop for Administrators

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Alumni Center, 300 S Jefferson, Springfield (Springfield, MO) [map]

    Dates: 6/26/2024

    The Future is Now


    Leveraging the Opportunities


    Responding to the Challenges


    Preparing for an Unpredictable Future

    Topics Covered

  • New Developments
  • Impacts on Jobs and Schools
  • Policy Development
  • Data Stewardship
  • Academic Integrity Issues
  • Curriculum Development
  • Prompt Writing
  • Student and Teacher Applications
  • Participants also receive access to an A.I. Survival Guide with over 25 pages of additional resources.

    Duane Martin and Emily Omohundro from Ed Counsel Law Firm will also discuss legal and policy ramifications.

    26. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition Cohort (Gainesville Elementary Onsite - INVITE ONLY)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: TBD (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 7/25/2024 to 1/31/2025

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides educators with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. The 'blended learning' format of this series includes face-to-face learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. **Launch will be held on first meeting date: July 25, 2024 (1) There are four 'face to face' dates for this workshop series. We will focus on each of the four LETRS units respectively: Day 1 and Unit 1, The Challenge of Learning to Read; Day 2/Unit 2: The Speech Sounds of English; Day 3/Unit 3: Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling Day 4/Unit 4: Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition. Registration fee for all four 'face to face' dates is $300. This is waived for MO RLE recipients. (2) Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact janaloge@missouristate for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for $399. (3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials!

    27. MLDS (SW) Year 1 - Critical Firsts

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: William H Darr Agricultural Center - Missouri State University (Springfield, MO) [map]

    Dates: 7/25/2024

    *Identify key opportunities for creating success at the beginning of the school year
    *Explore practical and timely strategies for new principals
    *Gain insight on running effective meetings, communicating with staff, the first days of school

    28. Bolivar Cohort: MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Bolivar - Lime Bank (Bolivar, MO) [map]

    Audience: Teachers with an Initial Certificate or considered Teachers of Record in their District in their first 2 years of teaching.

    Dates: 7/29/2024 to 3/24/2025

    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.

    29. Joplin Cohort: MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: TBD (Springfield, MO)

    Audience: Teachers with an Initial Certificate or considered Teachers of Record in their District in their first 2 years of teaching.

    Dates: 7/30/2024 to 3/25/2025

    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.

    30. MLDS (SW) Year 1 - Critical Firsts

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: William H Darr Agricultural Center - Missouri State University (Springfield, MO) [map]

    Dates: 7/30/2024

    *Identify key opportunities for creating success at the beginning of the school year
    *Explore practical and timely strategies for new principals
    *Gain insight on running effective meetings, communicating with staff, the first days of school

    31. Springfield Cohort: MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Bolivar - Lime Bank (Bolivar, MO) [map]

    Audience: Teachers with an Initial Certificate or considered Teachers of Record in their District in their first 2 years of teaching.

    Dates: 7/31/2024 to 3/26/2025

    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. Hollister Cohort: MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Hollister Central Office (Hollister, MO) [map]

    Audience: Teachers with an Initial Certificate or considered Teachers of Record in their District in their first 2 years of teaching.

    Dates: 8/1/2024 to 3/27/2025

    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. New to Special Education: So Much to Learn!

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (Springfield, MO)

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

    This basic training is developed with new special education professionals in mind and focuses on the areas of most common noncompliance including, but not limited to, discipline, IEP development and evaluations/reevaluations. Provides hands-on training using the model forms, the Standards and Indicators Manual and the State Plan for Special Education. (This does not meet the credentialing requirements for Beginning Teacher Assistance Program) Day 1 will include an overview of the special education processes and timelines, where to find vital information/resources on the DESE website to assist you, Quality IEP training including SMART goals and Standards Based goals, Specially Designed Instruction, and some High Leverage Practices. These two days will just give you some background knowledge to hopefully help you understand what your director and/or process coordinator are talking about when you are working with them. This is a TWO day training and you MUST attend BOTH days! We will meet in the Meyer Alumni Center on August 2nd and Park Central Office Building in Room #235 on August 7th. The cost is $80 and includes parking, breakfast, and lunch for BOTH days. Breakfast will be served starting at 8:30 as you sign-in and get settled - training will begin promptly at 9:00. Working lunch will be served around 11:30 or 12:00 and you will be done by 3:00 PM. If you are a long term substitute in special education, you can register for EITHER this training or the long term substitute training on 9/16 - you don't need to register for both trainings.

    34. School Leaders: Navigating the Increase in Student Behavior

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (ROOM 112) (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 8/2/2024

    This full day workshop is designed to support school leaders as they navigate the increase of severe student behaviors. The following components will be addressed: alternatives to ISS and OSS, decreasing the cognitive load for educators, supporting and protecting teachers with challenging students, effective systems of behavior support, and analyzing trends in behavior referrals.

    This workshop is designed for Building Leaders, Special Education Directors, Behavior Intervention Specialists, Counselors and Instructional Coaches.

    Registration and a light breakfast will begin at 8:30.Lunch and parking are included.

    35. Let's Talk Speech and Language!

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: TBD (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 8/5/2024

    Pat Jones and Cindy Reineke, SLPs from Liberty Public Schools, will be here talking about how to use the 3:1 work model, implementing speech and language interventions for students, and discussing speech and language eligibility criteria. We are excited to have them in SW Missouri sharing their knowledge and answering your questions. Nixa Public Schools will be hosting the event on August 5th from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM. We will be meeting in the Community Room at Nixa Public Schools located at 301 S. Main Street in Nixa. Park in the visitor parking in the back of the building and enter through the doors under the Community Room awning.

    36. Math Fluency Boot Camp

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building Room 209 (Springfield, MO)

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

    This 2 day workshop will cover the basics of math fluency and explore many activites to use in the classroom to help your students become more fluent mathematical thinkers. This is a k-12 workshop in order to provide show the vertical alignment that these fluency activities helps build. There will be appropriate activities for all grade levels!

    37. LETRS Vol. 2: Language Comprehension (Marshfield - Cohort 65)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 8/6/2024 to 12/9/2024

    LETRS units address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. Skilled reading comprehension includes two domains, Word Recognition (Vol. 1 Units 1-4) and Language Comprehension (Vol.2 Units 5-8). This Vol. 2 professional learning series focuses specifically on oral language and vocabulary, understanding reading comprehension, text-driven comprehension instruction, and the reading-writing connection. Completion of LETRS Vol. 1 (Units 1-4: attending four f2f sessions, online certificate, and Bridge to Practice) is a prerequisite to Vol. 2. The 'blended learning' format of Vol. 2 series includes four face-to-face training dates and an online course license (through Lexia Learning) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction and Bridge to Practice application. NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award (for our records only). If you have any questions, please contact janaloge@missouristate.edu

    38. MLDS (SW) Year 1 - Critical Firsts

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center (Springfield, MO) [map]

    Dates: 8/8/2024

    *Identify key opportunities for creating success at the beginning of the school year
    *Explore practical and timely strategies for new principals
    *Gain insight on running effective meetings, communicating with staff, the first days of school

    39. Moving Beyond Classroom Management- Leading, Supporting, & Coaching Classroom Management for Administrators & Coaches

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (ROOM 112) (Springfield, MO)

    Audience: Administrators, Behavior Coaches, Leadership Teams, Lead Teachers, Behavior Interventionists

    Dates: 8/8/2024

    Effective classroom managers are known not only by what they do when misbehavior occurs, but by what they do to set their classrooms up for academic success and to prevent problems from occurring. In many classrooms, up to half of the school day is lost to discipline and other non-instructional activities. We know that creating a positive classroom culture engages students, not only IN learning but in creating an environment FOR learning. This requires leadership, not just management. Every teacher is a leader and every effective leader is a teacher. This leadership is a skill set anyone can learn and everyone can improve. Whether you are a teacher leader, a lead teacher, a leader that teaches or a coach of teachers, you can build your bench of instructional leaders through consistent implementation of effective classroom practices. In this interactive session, you will explore classroom tools and resources and implementation "look-fors” for the eight evidence-based effective classroom practices and make a plan for coaching and leading these practices in your setting. This session will offer you opportunities to determine "non-negotiables” for your staff expectations and explore walk-through tools and models. Time for networking with other leaders will be offered, in order to effectively lead, support, and coach successful classroom management. Own your role and lead on. (Note: Lunch & networking 11:00-12:00)

    40. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition (Bolivar Cohort 104)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 8/12/2024 to 2/27/2025

    LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides educators with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. The 'blended learning' format of this series includes face-to-face learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. SPECIAL NOTE: A 'Launch' session will be held on the first meeting date (starting 30 min. early). (1) There are four 'face to face' dates for this workshop series. We will focus on each of the four LETRS units respectively: Day 1 and Unit 1, The Challenge of Learning to Read; Day 2/Unit 2: The Speech Sounds of English; Day 3/Unit 3: Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling Day 4/Unit 4: Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition. Registration fee for all four 'face to face' dates is $300, including parking and breakfast. This is waived for MO RLE recipients. (2) Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact janaloge@missouristate.edu for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for approximately $420. (3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials! NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award.

    41. Paraprofessional Training for ECSE and Elementary

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Missouri State University - Springfield (Springfield, MO) [map]

    Audience: Early Childhood Special Education and Elementary Paraprofessionals

    Dates: 8/12/2024

    The purpose of this paraprofessional training is to define major responsibilities of a paraprofessional in the educational setting, confidentiality, communication, teamwork, behavior management, and ways to prompt students, etc. We will review the special education process in order to develop a basic understanding of the process and how students are found eligibile and discuss how to best support the students with whom paraprofessionals work. This training will emphasis ECSE and Elementary paraprofessionals work. The cost is $40 and includes parking, breakfast, and lunch. Breakfast will be served starting at 8:30 as you sign-in and get settled- training will begin promptly at 9:00. Working lunch will be served around 11:30 or 12:00 and you will be done by 3:00 P.M.

    42. LETRS Vol. 2: Language Comprehension Cohort 36 (Forsyth and Invited Participants Only)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Forsyth R-3 School District (Forsyth, MO) [map]

    Dates: 8/13/2024 to 4/7/2025

    LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) units address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. Skilled reading comprehension includes two domains, Word Recognition (Vol. 1 Units 1-4) and Language Comprehension (Vol.2 Units 5-8).

    This Vol. 2 professional learning series focuses specifically on oral language and vocabulary, understanding reading comprehension, text-driven comprehension instruction, and the reading-writing connection.

    Completion of LETRS Vol. 1 (Units 1-4) is a prerequisite to Vol. 2.

    The 'blended learning' format of Vol. 2 series includes four face-to-face training dates and an online course license (through Lexia Learning) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction.

    Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their manuals from DESE. If you are not a MO RLE recipient, contact Melinda Odom for ordering your manual. DO NOT purchase your own materials! NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award (for our records only).

    Meeting dates:

  • 8/13/24
  • 12/2/24
  • 2/3/24
  • 4/7/25
  • For any additional questions, contact Melinda Odom

    43. PBIS 101- PBIS for New Teachers & New Implementers

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (ROOM 112) (Springfield, MO)

    Audience: New teachers, new leaders/administrators, new implementers, new behavior coaches/interventionists

    Dates: 8/13/2024

    We know that when teachers know and use positive and preventative management strategies, many of the commonly reported minor classroom behaviors can be avoided. We also know that these classroom management strategies and positive behavior supports increase instructional time for the teachers and increase engaged time for the students. This interactive session is designed to respond to the need for supporting new teachers and implementers with student behaviors by engaging students through consistent and effective instructional strategies and research-based classroom practices. Our intended outcomes are for participants to walk away with a better understanding of the PBIS framework and how it supports students and staff and have opportunities to experience, engage, and practice strategies shared in order to take back to the classroom for in-the-moment implementation. (Note- Lunch & Networking 11:00-12:00)

    44. LETRS Vol. 2: Language Comprehension (Bolivar Cohort 61)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 8/15/2024 to 3/27/2025

    LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) units address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. Skilled reading comprehension includes two domains, Word Recognition (Vol. 1 Units 1-4) and Language Comprehension (Vol.2 Units 5-8). This Vol. 2 professional learning series focuses specifically on oral language and vocabulary, understanding reading comprehension, text-driven comprehension instruction, and the reading-writing connection. Completion of LETRS Vol. 1 (Units 1-4) is a prerequisite to Vol. 2. The 'blended learning' format of Vol. 2 series includes four face-to-face training dates and an online course license (through Lexia Learning) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. Lunch is on your own. NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award (for our records only). If you have any questions, please contact janaloge@missouristate.edu

    45. Paraprofessional Training- Secondary

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (ROOM 112) (Springfield, MO)

    Audience: Secondary Paraprofessionals

    Dates: 8/15/2024

    The purpose of this paraprofessional training is to define major responsibilities of a paraprofessional in the educational setting, confidentiality, communication, teamwork, behavior management, and ways to prompt students, etc. We will review the special education process in order to develop a basic understanding of the process and how students are found eligible and discuss how to best support the students with whom paraprofessionals work. This training will emphasize secondary paraprofessional work. The cost is $40 and includes parking, breakfast, and lunch. Breakfast will be served starting at 8:30 as you sign-in and get settled- training will begin promptly at 9:00. Working lunch will be served around 11:30 or 12:00 and you will be done by 3:00 P.M.

    46. LETRS Vol. 2: Language Comprehension (Stockton Cohort 63)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 8/16/2024 to 2/17/2025

    LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) units address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. Skilled reading comprehension includes two domains, Word Recognition (Vol. 1 Units 1-4) and Language Comprehension (Vol.2 Units 5-8). This Vol. 2 professional learning series focuses specifically on oral language and vocabulary, understanding reading comprehension, text-driven comprehension instruction, and the reading-writing connection. Completion of LETRS Vol. 1 (Units 1-4) is a prerequisite to Vol. 2. The 'blended learning' format of Vol. 2 series includes four face-to-face training dates and an online course license (through Lexia Learning) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. Lunch is on your own. NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award (for our records only). If you have any questions, please contact janaloge@missouristate.edu

    47. LETRS Vol. 2: Language Comprehension (Nixa Cohort 31)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 8/22/2024 to 1/30/2025

    LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) units address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. Skilled reading comprehension includes two domains, Word Recognition (Vol. 1 Units 1-4) and Language Comprehension (Vol.2 Units 5-8). This Vol. 2 professional learning series focuses specifically on oral language and vocabulary, understanding reading comprehension, text-driven comprehension instruction, and the reading-writing connection. Completion of LETRS Vol. 1 (Units 1-4) is a prerequisite to Vol. 2. The 'blended learning' format of Vol. 2 series includes four face-to-face training dates and an online course license (through Lexia Learning) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. Lunch is on your own. NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award (for our records only). If you have any questions, please contact janaloge@missouristate.edu

    48. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition Cohort 94 (Weaubleau ONLY)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Weaubleau Elementary School (Weaubleau, MO) [map]

    Audience: K-5 classroom teachers; SpEd; literacy/instructional coach or interventionist

    Dates: 8/26/2024 to 4/14/2025

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides educators with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. The 'blended learning' format of this series includes face-to-face learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. SPECIAL NOTE: A 'Launch' session will be held on the first meeting date.

    (1) There are four 'face to face' dates for this workshop series. We will focus on each of the four LETRS units respectively:

  • Day 1 and Unit 1, The Challenge of Learning to Read;
  • Day 2/Unit 2: The Speech Sounds of English;
  • Day 3/Unit 3: Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling
  • Day 4/Unit 4: Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition.
  • Registration fee for all four 'face to face' dates is $300, including parking and breakfast. This is waived for MO RLE recipients.

    (2) Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact janaloge@missouristate.edu for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for approximately $425.

    (3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials!

    NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award.

    For any additional questions, contact JennyDunagan@MissouriState.edu

    49. MAP-A Training

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (Springfield, MO)

    Audience: MAP-A Teachers, DLM Coordinators

    Dates: 8/26/2024

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

    50. LETRS Vol. 2: Language Comprehension (Cohort 106)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (ROOM 112) (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 8/27/2024 to 2/6/2025

    LETRS units address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. Skilled reading comprehension includes two domains, Word Recognition (Vol. 1 Units 1-4) and Language Comprehension (Vol.2 Units 5-8). This Vol. 2 professional learning series focuses specifically on oral language and vocabulary, understanding reading comprehension, text-driven comprehension instruction, and the reading-writing connection. Completion of LETRS Vol. 1 (Units 1-4: attending four f2f sessions, online certificate, and Bridge to Practice) is a prerequisite to Vol. 2. The 'blended learning' format of Vol. 2 series includes four face-to-face training dates and an online course license (through Lexia Learning) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction and Bridge to Practice application. Parking and a hot breakfast is included in your f2f registration. Lunch is on your own. NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award (for our records only). If you have any questions, please contact janaloge@missouristate.edu

    51. LETRS Vol 1: Word Recognition (Cohort 108)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (ROOM 112) (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 8/28/2024 to 1/22/2025

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides educators with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. The 'blended learning' format of this series includes face-to-face learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. SPECIAL NOTE: A 'Launch' session will be held on the first meeting date (Note an earlier start time for the first session only.). (1) There are four 'face to face' dates for this workshop series. We will focus on each of the four LETRS units respectively: Day 1 and Unit 1, The Challenge of Learning to Read; Day 2/Unit 2: The Speech Sounds of English; Day 3/Unit 3: Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling Day 4/Unit 4: Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition. (2) Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact janaloge@missouristate.edu for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for approximately $420. (3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials! (4) Registration fee for all four 'face to face' dates is $300, including parking and breakfast. This is waived for MO RLE recipients. NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award.

    52. Discipline and Students with Disabilities (IDEA and Section 504)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Missouri State University - Springfield (Springfield, MO) [map]

    Dates: 8/28/2024

    Betsey Helfrich, Attorney, will be here on August 28th from 10:00 - 12:30 to talk about disciplining students with disabilities. This is designed for administrators issuing discipline, special education staff involved in the IDEA discipline process including Manifestation Determinations, and 504 Coordinators. It is always great to have Betsey provide her legal expertise related to discipline and recent due process/court proceedings that impact the process. The cost is $40 and we must have at least 40 paid registrations for the event to make.

    53. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition Cohort 86

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (ROOM 112) (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 8/29/2024 to 1/30/2025

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides educators with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. The 'blended learning' format of this series includes face-to-face learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction.

    SPECIAL NOTES: Participants must attend a 90-minute virtual launch in August (dates/times will be sent via email).

    (1) There are four 'face-to-face' dates for this workshop series. We will focus on each of the four LETRS units respectively:

  • Day 1 and Unit 1, The Challenge of Learning to Read;
  • Day 2/Unit 2: The Speech Sounds of English;
  • Day 3/Unit 3: Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling
  • Day 4/Unit 4: Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition.

  • (2) Registration fee for all four 'face to face' dates is $300, including parking and breakfast. This is waived for MO RLE recipients.

    Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact Melinda Odom for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for $399.

    (3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials!

    NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award.

    For any additional questions, contact Melinda Odom

    Meeting dates:8/29/24. 10/1/24, 12/19/24, 1/30/25

    54. Springfield Cohort: MTDS Teacher Academy

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (ROOM 112) (Springfield, MO)

    Audience: Classroom Teachers and Instructional Coaches with a minimum of 3 years teaching.

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

    This program offers support for mid-career teachers.

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

    -completed a Beginning Teacher Assistance Program in MO

    -completed at least 3 years of successful teaching

    -a strong desire for professional improvement

    This opportunity provides:

    -Statewide event with national expert, John Antonetti

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

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

    -consultant support

    -networking with other teachers

    -competency-based programming

    55. MTDS Mastering: Professional Development Committee

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (ROOM 112) (Springfield, MO)

    Audience: Teachers and administrators part of the Professional Development Committee at their school.

    Dates: 8/30/2024

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

    Participants will:

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

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

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

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

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

    Suggested items to bring to aid in discussion:

    -Current PDC Plan 

    -CSIP 

    -Building school improvement goals

    -Needs assessment results (if available) 

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

    56. I am the Process Coordinator! Now What?

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (ROOM 112) (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 9/3/2024 to 2/25/2025

    Join us on September 3rd and February 25th as we discuss how process coordinators can best support special education teachers. We will discuss organization for the PC and how they can organize their teachers, talk about process items such as referrals, REDs, assessments, interpretation of assessments, eligibility, and IEPs. Cost is $60 and includes two days of training with lunch and parking provided. This is a two day commitment so please make sure you are available both of these dates when you sign up. We will meet in the Park Central Office Building in Room #112.

    57. Springfield Cohort: MTDS Mastering: Foundations of Coaching and Mentoring

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building Room 209 (Springfield, MO)

    Audience: Teachers who are mentors, or are wanting to become mentors.

    Dates: 9/4/2024 to 2/19/2025

    This program offers learning and support for mentor teachers. 

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

    This opportunity provides:

    -coaching, observation, and feedback training and support.

    -consultant support

    -regional networking with other mentor teachers

    -opportunities to apply newly acquired skills with beginning teachers

    -competency-based programming

     

    58. Hollister Cohort: MTDS Mastering: Foundations of Coaching and Mentoring

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Hollister Central Office (Hollister, MO) [map]

    Audience: Teachers who are mentors, or are wanting to become mentors.

    Dates: 9/5/2024 to 2/20/2025

    This program offers learning and support for mentor teachers. 

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

    This opportunity provides:

    -coaching, observation, and feedback training and support.

    -consultant support

    -regional networking with other mentor teachers

    -opportunities to apply newly acquired skills with beginning teachers

    -competency-based programming

     

    59. MTDS Grow Your Own (GYO) Network - Southwest Region

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Audience: Teachers who teach or sponsor future educator classes or clubs.

    Dates: 9/5/2024 to 1/30/2025

    MTDS Grow Your Own (GYO) Network

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

    Regional Grow Your Own networks are designed:

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

    -to promote resource/information sharing among colleagues.

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

    -using the Aspiring Level state competencies as a focus.

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

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

    -hear relevant guest speakers.

    -learn about resources and opportunities that support your program.

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

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

    LUNCH PROVIDED

    60. LETRS Vol.2: Language Comprehension (Cohort 37-Pleasant Hope Invitation Only)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Pleasant Hope R-VI (Pleasant Hope, MO)

    Dates: 9/9/2024 to 1/27/2025

    LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) units address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. Skilled reading comprehension includes two domains, Word Recognition (Vol. 1 Units 1-4) and Language Comprehension (Vol.2 Units 5-8). This Vol. 2 professional learning series focuses specifically on oral language and vocabulary, understanding reading comprehension, text-driven comprehension instruction, and the reading-writing connection. Completion of LETRS Vol. 1 (Units 1-4) is a prerequisite to Vol. 2. The 'blended learning' format of Vol. 2 series includes four face-to-face training dates and an online course license (through Lexia Learning) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their manuals from DESE. If you are not a MO RLE recipient, contact janaloge@missouristate.edu for ordering your manual. DO NOT purchase your own materials! Registration for four F2F dates includes parking and hot breakfast for $300 (This is waived for MO RLE recipients.). Lunch is on your own. NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award (for our records only). For any additional questions, contact annettetankersley@missouristate.edu

    61. MAP-A Training

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 9/9/2024

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

    62. Purposeful Lesson Planning

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building Room 209 (Springfield, MO)

    Audience: Teachers with Initial Certificates or in their first 4 years of teaching; focused on creating engaging lessons and formative assessment.

    Dates: 9/9/2024 to 2/24/2025

    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.

    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

    63. MLDS (SW) Year 2 Cohort - Springfield

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: TBA-Springfield, MO (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 9/10/2024 to 2/20/2025

    The Missouri Leadership Development System provides training and support to building administrators through research-based learning experiences. The regional meetings provide practical knowledge, skills, along with networking opportunities for building administrators. The coaching labs provide hands-on, practical experiences for leaders to improve their skills in developing and growing teachers. The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is an important component to support the effort of all buildings.

    64. MLDS (SW) Year 1 Cohort - Joplin

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Joplin Administration Building (Joplin, MO)

    Dates: 9/11/2024 to 3/5/2025

    The Missouri Leadership Development System provides training and support to building administrators through research-based learning experiences. The regional meetings provide practical knowledge, skills, along with networking opportunities for building administrators. The coaching labs provide hands-on, practical experiences for leaders to improve their skills in developing and growing teachers. The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is an important component to support the effort of all buildings.

    65. MLDS (SW) Year 2 Cohort - Joplin

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Joplin Administration Building (Joplin, MO)

    Dates: 9/11/2024 to 3/5/2025

    The Missouri Leadership Development System provides training and support to building administrators through research-based learning experiences. The regional meetings provide practical knowledge, skills, along with networking opportunities for building administrators. The coaching labs provide hands-on, practical experiences for leaders to improve their skills in developing and growing teachers. The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is an important component to support the effort of all buildings.

    66. MLDS (SW) Year 3 & 4 Cohort - Joplin

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Joplin Administration Building (Joplin, MO)

    Dates: 9/11/2024 to 3/5/2025

    The Missouri Leadership Development System provides training and support to building administrators through research-based learning experiences. The regional meetings provide practical knowledge, skills, along with networking opportunities for building administrators. The coaching labs provide hands-on, practical experiences for leaders to improve their skills in developing and growing teachers. The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is an important component to support the effort of all buildings.

    67. MLDS (SW) Year 5 & 6 Cohort - Joplin

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Joplin Administration Building (Joplin, MO)

    Dates: 9/12/2024 to 3/6/2025

    The Missouri Leadership Development System provides training and support to building administrators through research-based learning experiences. The regional meetings provide practical knowledge, skills, along with networking opportunities for building administrators. The coaching labs provide hands-on, practical experiences for leaders to improve their skills in developing and growing teachers. The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is an important component to support the effort of all buildings.

    68. CoVE: Community of Vision Educators

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Audience: All educators who serve students who are blind/visually impaired. Teachers, special education teachers, paraprofessionals, parents, and administrators.

    Dates: 9/13/2024

    New
    Blind Skills Specialists presents Community of Vision Educators (CoVE). The CoVE Group is a professional group that meets to discuss best practices in the field of education for students with visual impairments. ACVREP RPPL credit of up to 2 hours may apply to attendees.

    69. HELP! I am a Long-Term Substitute in a Special Education Classroom

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Missouri State University - Springfield (Springfield, MO) [map]

    Audience: Long-term substitute teachers in special education classrooms, process coordinators, directors.

    Dates: 9/16/2024

    This is a BASIC overview only and is designed to help long term substitutes understand their role in implementing IEPs to ensure each student they serve is receiving a free appropriate public education (FAPE) and the IEP is being implemented as written. This training is designed to give you the BASICS of special education along with where to find resources to help you do your job. We will go over acronyms, the special education process, what the role of a special education teacher is, and we will do some work with IEPs and discuss Specially Designed Instruction in your classroom. We will meet on September 16th at Meyer Alumni Center (300 S Jefferson in Springfield). The cost is $40 and includes parking, breakfast, and lunch. Breakfast will be served starting at 8:30 as you sign-in and get settled - training will begin promptly at 9:00. Working lunch will be served around 11:30 or 12:00 and you will be done by 3:00 PM.

    70. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition Cohort 82 Mondays ONLY

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (ROOM 112) (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 9/16/2024 to 2/3/2025

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides educators with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. The 'blended learning' format of this series includes face-to-face learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction.

    SPECIAL NOTES: Participants must attend a 90-minute virtual launch in August (dates/times will be sent via email).

    (1) There are four 'face-to-face' dates for this workshop series. We will focus on each of the four LETRS units respectively:

  • Day 1 and Unit 1, The Challenge of Learning to Read;
  • Day 2/Unit 2: The Speech Sounds of English;
  • Day 3/Unit 3: Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling
  • Day 4/Unit 4: Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition.
  • (2) Registration fee for all four 'face to face' dates is $300, including parking and breakfast. This is waived for MO RLE recipients.

    Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need to contact Melinda Odom for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for $399.

    (3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials!

    NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award.

    For any additional questions, contact Melinda Odom

    Meeting Dates: 9/16/24, 10/21/24, 12/9/24, 2/3/25

    71. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition Cohort 83

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (ROOM 112) (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 9/17/2024 to 2/4/2025

    anguage Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides educators with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. The 'blended learning' format of this series includes face-to-face learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. SPECIAL NOTES: Participants must attend a 90-minute virtual launch in August (dates/times will be sent via email). (1) There are four 'face-to-face' dates for this workshop series. We will focus on each of the four LETRS units respectively: Day 1 and Unit 1, The Challenge of Learning to Read; Day 2/Unit 2: The Speech Sounds of English; Day 3/Unit 3: Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling Day 4/Unit 4: Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition. Registration fee for all four 'face to face' dates is $300, including parking and breakfast. This is waived for MO RLE recipients. (2) Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact melindaodom@missouristate for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for $399. (3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials! NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award. For any additional questions, contact melindaodom@missouristate.edu Meeting dates: 9/17/24, 10/22/24, 12/10/24, 2/4/25

    72. MLDS (SW) Year 3 & 4 Cohort - Springfield

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: TBA-Springfield, MO (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 9/17/2024 to 2/25/2025

    The Missouri Leadership Development System provides training and support to building administrators through research-based learning experiences. The regional meetings provide practical knowledge, skills, along with networking opportunities for building administrators. The coaching labs provide hands-on, practical experiences for leaders to improve their skills in developing and growing teachers. The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is an important component to support the effort of all buildings.

    73. Big Behavior Basics for Teachers

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (ROOM 112) (Springfield, MO)

    Audience: Any educator or support staff working with students with challenging behaviors

    Dates: 9/18/2024

    This full day workshop is designed to help teachers support students with big behaviors. Teachers will gain strategies in the following areas: proactive classroom management, function based thinking, responding to students during and after behaviors, communicating with parents, and addressing missing behavioral skills.

    This workshop is designed for any teacher supporting students with big behaviors.

    Registration and a light breakfast will begin at 8:30.Lunch and parking are included.

    74. Springfield Cohort: MTDS Powerful Task Design

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building Room 209 (Springfield, MO)

    Audience: Teachers who have completed Teacher Academy.

    Dates: 9/19/2024 to 4/3/2025

    This program offers support for mid-career teachers.

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

    -a strong desire for continuous professional improvement

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

    This opportunity provides:

    -State event with national expert, John Antonetti

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

    -consultant support

    -networking with other teachers

    -competency-based programming

    75. MLDS (SW) Year 1 Cohort - Springfield

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: To Be Announced (To Be Announced, MO)

    Dates: 9/19/2024 to 2/18/2025

    The Missouri Leadership Development System provides training and support to building administrators through research-based learning experiences. The regional meetings provide practical knowledge, skills, along with networking opportunities for building administrators. The coaching labs provide hands-on, practical experiences for leaders to improve their skills in developing and growing teachers. The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is an important component to support the effort of all buildings.

    76. Early Childhood LETRS Cohort 5

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (ROOM 112) (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 9/20/2024 to 1/31/2025

    Participants are expected to attend all dates in this workshop. 9/20/24, 11/22/24, 1/31/25 LETRS for Early Childhood Educators is a professional learning experience for pre-K and Kindergarten teachers that provides deep knowledge of early literacy instruction. Teachers gain new skills to help young learners build a literacy foundation before they even learn to read or write. This professional learning experience: Helps teachers understand the development of oral language, print knowledge, alphabet learning, and writing skills. Provides the "why” and "how” of early literacy instruction across all domains: language, literacy, cognitive, motor, social, and emotional. Empowers teachers to apply best practice strategies to guide children's learning. This dynamic blended learning experience includes three components: LETRS Online Learning Platform LETRS for Early Childhood Educators Print Manual LETRS for Early Childhood Educators Professional Learning Sessions (Live In-Person or Live Online) During the LETRS for Early Childhood Educators course of study, you'll watch videos of expert teaching, complete activities to reinforce concepts, and have opportunities to apply what you're studying with young learners. Mo RLE participants cost is covered and materials will be ordered by DESE. NON-MO RLE participant's cost is $475 (breakfast & parking included). If you are a NON-Mo RLE participant email melindaodom@missouristate.edu to order your materials. A hot breakfast will be available, lunch is on your own. email: melindaodom@missouristate.edu

    77. LETRS Vol. 2: Language Comprehension Cohort 84 (Mondays Only)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (ROOM 112) (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 9/23/2024 to 1/27/2025

    LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) units address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. Skilled reading comprehension includes two domains, Word Recognition (Vol. 1 Units 1-4) and Language Comprehension (Vol.2 Units 5-8).

    This Vol. 2 professional learning series focuses specifically on oral language and vocabulary, understanding reading comprehension, text-driven comprehension instruction, and the reading-writing connection.

    Completion of LETRS Vol. 1 (Units 1-4) is a prerequisite to Vol. 2.

    The 'blended learning' format of Vol. 2 series includes four face-to-face training dates and an online course license (through Lexia Learning) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction.

    Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their manuals from DESE. If you are not a MO RLE recipient, contact melindaodom@missouristate.edu for ordering your manual. DO NOT purchase your own materials! Registration for four F2F dates includes parking and hot breakfast for $300 (This is waived for MO RLE recipients.). Lunch is on your own.

    NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award (for our records only).

    For any additional questions, contact Melinda Odom

    Meeting dates: 9/23, 10/28, 12/16/24, 1/27

    78. LETRS Vol.2: Language Comprehension (Mtn. Grove Onsite Cohort 90)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Mountain Grove Elementary School (Mountain Grove, MO) [map]

    Dates: 9/23/2024 to 2/10/2025

    LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) units address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. Skilled reading comprehension includes two domains, Word Recognition (Vol. 1 Units 1-4) and Language Comprehension (Vol.2 Units 5-8). This Vol. 2 professional learning series focuses specifically on oral language and vocabulary, understanding reading comprehension, text-driven comprehension instruction, and the reading-writing connection. Completion of LETRS Vol. 1 (Units 1-4) is a prerequisite to Vol. 2. The 'blended learning' format of Vol. 2 series includes four face-to-face training dates and an online course license (through Lexia Learning) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their manuals from DESE. If you are not a MO RLE recipient, contact janaloge@missouristate.edu for ordering your manual. DO NOT purchase your own materials! Registration for four F2F dates includes parking and hot breakfast for $300 (This is waived for MO RLE recipients.). Lunch is on your own. NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award (for our records only). For any additional questions, contact annettetankersley@missouristate.edu

    79. LETRS Vol. 2: Language Comprehension Cohort 85

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (ROOM 112) (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 9/24/2024 to 2/10/2025

    LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) units address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. Skilled reading comprehension includes two domains, Word Recognition (Vol. 1 Units 1-4) and Language Comprehension (Vol.2 Units 5-8). This Vol. 2 professional learning series focuses specifically on oral language and vocabulary, understanding reading comprehension, text-driven comprehension instruction, and the reading-writing connection. Completion of LETRS Vol. 1 (Units 1-4) is a prerequisite to Vol. 2. The 'blended learning' format of Vol. 2 series includes four face-to-face training dates and an online course license (through Lexia Learning) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their manuals from DESE. If you are not a MO RLE recipient, contact melindaodom@missouristate.edu for ordering your manual. DO NOT purchase your own materials! Registration for four F2F dates includes parking and hot breakfast for $300 (This is waived for MO RLE recipients.). Lunch is on your own. NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award (for our records only). For any additional questions, contact melindaodom@missouristate.edu Meeting Dates: 9/24/24, 10/29/24, 12/17/24, 2/10/25

    80. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition Cohort 87 (Springfield Teachers ONLY)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Springfield, MO (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 9/26/2024 to 2/18/2025

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides educators with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. The 'blended learning' format of this series includes face-to-face learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. SPECIAL NOTES: Participants must attend a 90-minute virtual launch in August (dates/times will be sent via email). (1) There are four 'face-to-face' dates for this workshop series. We will focus on each of the four LETRS units respectively: Day 1 and Unit 1, The Challenge of Learning to Read; Day 2/Unit 2: The Speech Sounds of English; Day 3/Unit 3: Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling Day 4/Unit 4: Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition. Registration fee for all four 'face to face' dates is $300, including parking and breakfast. This is waived for MO RLE recipients. (2) Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact melindaodom@missouristate for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for $399. (3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials! NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award. For any additional questions, contact melindaodom@missouristate.edu Meeting dates:9/26/24, 11/6/2024, 1/13/2026, 2/18/2025.

    81. Early Childhood Special Education Training

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Missouri State University - Springfield (Springfield, MO) [map]

    Audience: ECSE teachers, Paraprofessionals, Process Coordinators, ECSE Directors

    Dates: 9/27/2024

    The local ECSE program is responsible for locating, evaluating, and, if the child qualifies, providing special education and related services for children ages 3-5 in the state of Missouri. Now that you have identified your students, how do you set up your programs? We will review ways to serve ECSE students, ways to implement speciallly designed instruction. We will cover Early Childhood Outcomes and how to complete the ratings. The training will include examples of activities and how to make them and use in your classroom. Each participant will have the opportunity to make 2-3 activities. The cost is $50 and includes parking, breakfast, lunch, and supplies for take-home activities. Breakfast will be served starting at 8:30 as you sign-in and get settled- training will begin promptly at 9:00. Working lunch will be served around 11:30 or 12:00 and you will be done by 3:00 p.m.

    82. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition Cohort 88 (Springfield SPS Teachers ONLY)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: SPS Professional & Virtual Learning Center (Springfield, MO) [map]

    Dates: 9/27/2024 to 2/24/2025

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides educators with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. The 'blended learning' format of this series includes face-to-face learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. SPECIAL NOTES: Participants must attend a 90-minute virtual launch in August (dates/times will be sent via email). (1) There are four 'face-to-face' dates for this workshop series. We will focus on each of the four LETRS units respectively: Day 1 and Unit 1, The Challenge of Learning to Read; Day 2/Unit 2: The Speech Sounds of English; Day 3/Unit 3: Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling Day 4/Unit 4: Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition. Registration fee for all four 'face to face' dates is $300, including parking and breakfast. This is waived for MO RLE recipients. (2) Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact melindaodom@missouristate for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for $399. (3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials! NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award. For any additional questions, contact melindaodom@missouristate.edu Meeting dates:9/27/24, 11/7/2024, 1/14/2026, 2/24/2025.

    83. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition Cohort 95 (Cabool only)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Cabool Middle School (Cabool, MO) [map]

    Dates: 9/30/2024 to 2/24/2025

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides educators with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. The 'blended learning' format of this series includes face-to-face learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. SPECIAL NOTE: A 'Launch' session will be held on the first meeting date (Note an earlier start time for the first session only.). (1) There are four 'face to face' dates for this workshop series. We will focus on each of the four LETRS units respectively: Day 1 and Unit 1, The Challenge of Learning to Read; Day 2/Unit 2: The Speech Sounds of English; Day 3/Unit 3: Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling Day 4/Unit 4: Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition. (2) Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact janaloge@missouristate.edu for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for approximately $420. (3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials! (4) Registration fee for all four 'face to face' dates is $300, including parking and breakfast. This is waived for MO RLE recipients. NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award.

    84. LETRS Vol. 2: Language Comprehension Cohort 64 (Norwood invited Participants Only)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Norwood R-1 Schools (Norwood, MO) [map]

    Dates: 9/30/2024 to 3/3/2025

    LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) units address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. Skilled reading comprehension includes two domains, Word Recognition (Vol. 1 Units 1-4) and Language Comprehension (Vol.2 Units 5-8).

    This Vol. 2 professional learning series focuses specifically on oral language and vocabulary, understanding reading comprehension, text-driven comprehension instruction, and the reading-writing connection.

    Completion of LETRS Vol. 1 (Units 1-4) is a prerequisite to Vol. 2.

    The 'blended learning' format of Vol. 2 series includes four face-to-face training dates and an online course license (through Lexia Learning) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction.

    Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their manuals from DESE.
    If you are not a MO RLE recipient, contact Melinda Odom for ordering your manual. DO NOT purchase your own materials!

    NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award (for our records only).

    For any additional questions, contact Melinda Odom

    85. Developing Quality IEPs While Aligning Student Success Using Missouri Learning Standards

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Missouri State University - Springfield (Springfield, MO) [map]

    Dates: 9/30/2024

    In the post-Endrew F. world, Individual Education Program (IEPs) teams must write IEPs designed to help students make meaningful progress. Learn the art of developing IEPs in which the present level of academic and functional performance forms a solid foundation for writing SMART/Standards-Based goals, describing specially designed instruction, and designing classroom accommodations and modifications. Developing IEPs linked to the Missouri Learning Standards helps the IEP team see the importance of connecting instructional goals to the general education curriculum and grade level standards. Participants will: ● understand alignment and its benefits. ● understand the 7-Step Standards-Based IEP Process ● develop awareness of the components required to construct a present level using the Standards-Based IEP process ● develop SMART Standards-Based IEP goals Additionally, participants will learn how to involve parents in the process and review all timelines that must be met to remain in compliance. We will meet on September 30th at Meyer Alumni Center (300 S Jefferson in Springfield). The cost is $40 and includes parking, breakfast, and lunch. Breakfast will be served starting at 8:30 as you sign-in and get settled - training will begin promptly at 9:00. Working lunch will be served around 11:30 or 12:00 and you will be done by 3:00 PM.

    86. The Great Eight- Effective Teaching & Learning Practices to Increase Instructional Time & Enhance Student Engagement

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (ROOM 112) (Springfield, MO)

    Audience: Teachers, Behavior Coaches/Interventionists

    Dates: 9/30/2024

    "When teachers know and use positive and preventative management strategies, many of the commonly reported minor classroom behaviors can be avoided.” Brenda Scheuermann & Judy Hall, 2008 Effective classroom managers are known not only by what they do when misbehavior occurs, but by what they do to set their classrooms up for academic success and to prevent problems from occurring. This interactive session is designed to respond to the need for supporting teachers with student behaviors by engaging students through consistent and effective instructional strategies and research-based classroom practices. We will share and model specific strategies research has shown to be most effective at reducing classroom behaviors, increasing instructional time, and promoting student engagement. We will offer opportunities throughout the session to experience, engage, and practice the strategies and practices shared, with plenty to take back to the classroom for in-the-moment implementation. (Note: Lunch & networking 11:00-12:00)

    87. Cohort 1 Corrective Action Plan (CAP) Training

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Missouri State University - Springfield (Springfield, MO) [map]

    Dates: 10/2/2024

    Districts who were in Cohort 1 and completed their Special Education Self-Assessment Tiered Monitoring last year will be notified in mid-September of any Corrective Actions they received. This training is designed to provide professional development over the Standards and Indicators called out of compliance in our region. This will fulfill a training component of your CAPs and will assist you in being able to go back and provide professional development on the Indicators your district was called out on. There will be two sessions offered - an AM and an Afternoon. You only need to sign up for ONE session. The morning session will be from 9:00-11:00 and the afternoon session will be from 12:30 - 2:30. We will meet in Room 112 at the Park Central Office Building.

    88. Cohort 1 Corrective Action Plan (CAP) Training - Afternoon Session

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Missouri State University - Springfield (Springfield, MO) [map]

    Dates: 10/2/2024

    Districts who were in Cohort 1 and completed their Special Education Self-Assessment Tiered Monitoring last year will be notified in mid-September of any Corrective Actions they received. This training is designed to provide professional development over the Standards and Indicators called out of compliance in our region. This will fulfill a training component of your CAPs and will assist you in being able to go back and provide professional development on the Indicators your district was called out on. There will be two sessions offered - an AM and an Afternoon. You only need to sign up for ONE session. The morning session will be from 9:00-11:00 and the afternoon session will be from 12:30 - 2:30. We will meet in Room 112 at the Park Central Office Building.

    89. LETRS Vol. 2: Language Comprehension Cohort 89 (Springfield SPS Teachers Only)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: SPS Professional & Virtual Learning Center (Springfield, MO) [map]

    Dates: 10/3/2024 to 2/25/2025

    LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) units address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. Skilled reading comprehension includes two domains, Word Recognition (Vol. 1 Units 1-4) and Language Comprehension (Vol.2 Units 5-8). This Vol. 2 professional learning series focuses specifically on oral language and vocabulary, understanding reading comprehension, text-driven comprehension instruction, and the reading-writing connection. Completion of LETRS Vol. 1 (Units 1-4) is a prerequisite to Vol. 2. The 'blended learning' format of Vol. 2 series includes four face-to-face training dates and an online course license (through Lexia Learning) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their manuals from DESE. If you are not a MO RLE recipient, contact melindaodom@missouristate.edu for ordering your manual. DO NOT purchase your own materials! Registration for four F2F dates includes parking and hot breakfast for $300 (This is waived for MO RLE recipients.). Lunch is on your own. NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award (for our records only). For any additional questions, contact melindaodom@missouristate.edu Meeting dates: 10/3/24, 11/18/24, 1/23/25, 2/25/25.

    90. LETRS Vol. 2: Language Comprehension Cohort 1 (Springfield SPS Teachers Only)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: SPS Professional & Virtual Learning Center (Springfield, MO) [map]

    Dates: 10/4/2024 to 3/6/2025

    LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) units address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. Skilled reading comprehension includes two domains, Word Recognition (Vol. 1 Units 1-4) and Language Comprehension (Vol.2 Units 5-8). This Vol. 2 professional learning series focuses specifically on oral language and vocabulary, understanding reading comprehension, text-driven comprehension instruction, and the reading-writing connection. Completion of LETRS Vol. 1 (Units 1-4) is a prerequisite to Vol. 2. The 'blended learning' format of Vol. 2 series includes four face-to-face training dates and an online course license (through Lexia Learning) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their manuals from DESE. If you are not a MO RLE recipient, contact melindaodom@missouristate.edu for ordering your manual. DO NOT purchase your own materials! Registration for four F2F dates includes parking and hot breakfast for $300 (This is waived for MO RLE recipients.). Lunch is on your own. NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award (for our records only). For any additional questions, contact melindaodom@missouristate.edu Meeting dates: 10/4/24, 11/19/24,1/24/25, 3/6/25.

    91. LETRS Vol.2: Language Comprehension (Cohort 93)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (ROOM 112) (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 10/8/2024 to 1/28/2025

    LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) units address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. Skilled reading comprehension includes two domains, Word Recognition (Vol. 1 Units 1-4) and Language Comprehension (Vol.2 Units 5-8). This Vol. 2 professional learning series focuses specifically on oral language and vocabulary, understanding reading comprehension, text-driven comprehension instruction, and the reading-writing connection. Completion of LETRS Vol. 1 (Units 1-4) is a prerequisite to Vol. 2. The 'blended learning' format of Vol. 2 series includes four face-to-face training dates and an online course license (through Lexia Learning) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their manuals from DESE. If you are not a MO RLE recipient, contact janaloge@missouristate.edu for ordering your manual. DO NOT purchase your own materials! Registration for four F2F dates includes parking and hot breakfast for $300 (This is waived for MO RLE recipients.). Lunch is on your own. NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award (for our records only). For any additional questions, contact annettetankersley@missouristate.edu

    92. LETRS Vol. 2: Language Comprehension Cohort 102 (Springfield SPS Teachers Only)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: SPS Professional & Virtual Learning Center (Springfield, MO) [map]

    Dates: 10/11/2024 to 3/7/2025

    LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) units address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. Skilled reading comprehension includes two domains, Word Recognition (Vol. 1 Units 1-4) and Language Comprehension (Vol.2 Units 5-8). This Vol. 2 professional learning series focuses specifically on oral language and vocabulary, understanding reading comprehension, text-driven comprehension instruction, and the reading-writing connection. Completion of LETRS Vol. 1 (Units 1-4) is a prerequisite to Vol. 2. The 'blended learning' format of Vol. 2 series includes four face-to-face training dates and an online course license (through Lexia Learning) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their manuals from DESE. If you are not a MO RLE recipient, contact melindaodom@missouristate.edu for ordering your manual. DO NOT purchase your own materials! Registration for four F2F dates includes parking and hot breakfast for $300 (This is waived for MO RLE recipients.). Lunch is on your own. NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award (for our records only). For any additional questions, contact melindaodom@missouristate.edu Meeting dates: 10/11/24, 11/20/24, 1/27/25, 3/7/25.

    93. CoVE: Community of Vision Educators

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Audience: All educators who serve students who are blind/visually impaired. Teachers, special education teachers, paraprofessionals, parents, and administrators.

    Dates: 10/11/2024

    New
    Blind Skills Specialists presents Community of Vision Educators (CoVE). The CoVE Group is a professional group that meets to discuss best practices in the field of education for students with visual impairments. ACVREP RPPL credit of up to 2 hours may apply to attendees.

    94. LETRS Vol. 2: Language Comprehension (Cohort 107)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (ROOM 112) (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 10/14/2024 to 2/11/2025

    LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) units address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. Skilled reading comprehension includes two domains, Word Recognition (Vol. 1 Units 1-4) and Language Comprehension (Vol.2 Units 5-8). This Vol. 2 professional learning series focuses specifically on oral language and vocabulary, understanding reading comprehension, text-driven comprehension instruction, and the reading-writing connection. Completion of LETRS Vol. 1 (Units 1-4: four f2f sessions, online tutorials; Bridge to Practice) is a prerequisite to Vol. 2. The 'blended learning' format of Vol. 2 series includes four face-to-face training dates and an online course license (through Lexia Learning) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their manuals from DESE. If you are not a MO RLE recipient, contact janaloge@missouristate.edu for ordering your manual, approx. $425. DO NOT purchase your own materials! Registration for four F2F sessions includes parking and a hot breakfast for $300 (This is waived for MO RLE recipients.). Lunch is on your own. NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award (for our records only). For any additional questions, contact janaloge@missouristate.edu

    95. Special Education Eligibility: Making Quality Eligibility Determinations

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Missouri State University - Springfield (Springfield, MO) [map]

    Dates: 10/21/2024

    The focus of this workshop will be on the evaluation process from pre-referral to eligibility. We will look at how decisions are being made regarding which students to evaluate, how to determine what information needs to be gathered through assessments and then how to use that information in eligibility decisions. Information regarding the content of evaluation reports, based on the standards and indicators, will also be included. The training will be held on October 21st in the Meyer Alumni Center. The training will begin at 8:30 AM and end by 3:00 PM. Cost is $30 and includes lunch.

    96. Special Education Compliance Monitoring Self-Assessment Training

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Missouri State University - Springfield (Springfield, MO) [map]

    Dates: 10/22/2024

    This training is designed for districts who will going through self-assessment during 2024-2025 (Cohort 2). This will be a full day training designed to assist public agencies in preparation for their Special Education Tiered Monitoring review process. The training will describe the self-assessment process and the use of the IMACS 2.0 system. During the morning session, we will go over the indicators that will be part of the self-assessment and discuss ways to ensure compliance with those indicators. After lunch, a DESE Compliance Supervisor will join us and we will go over the technical aspects of self-assessment and how to use IMACS 2.0 properly to complete the required activities. We will begin at 9:00 AM and the day will end by 3:00 at the latest. Cost is $30 per person and includes lunch and parking. We will meet on the main floor of Meyer Alumni Center located at 300 South Jefferson Avenue in Springfield. Parking instructions will be sent out prior to the training.

    97. Experience an Educational Benefit Review (EBR) with Your Team

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Missouri State University - Springfield (Springfield, MO) [map]

    Dates: 10/23/2024

    Have you heard about EBR but want to know more before you decide to have an EBR in your district? This day is designed with you in mind! Bring a team of 4-6 individuals and participate in the EBR process as Amy and Melynda guide you through the steps using a file you bring with you from your district. If you are curious about an EBR, take advantage of this opportunity! The training will begin at 9:00 AM and conclude at 3:00 PM. The cost will be $30 and includes lunch. Important Note: You will make sure each member of your team registers in Frontline due to space. You will be expected to bring a student file with you - making sure there is a complete copy for each of your team members. The file must be a student who has three IEPs with an evaluation report (so it will be a student who is due for a reeval soon). You will make sure your team members each have a copy of the evaluation report, each of the three consecutive IEPs, and the reporting progress page sent to parents for each IEP.

    98. Function Based Thinking

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (ROOM 112) (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 10/24/2024

    This workshop will explore how all behavior is a form of communication and serves a purpose. Participants will learn the principles of behavior change, methods for teaching replacement behaviors, and strategies for weakening undesired behavior. Participants will explore the four functions of behavior (Sensory, Escape, Attention, Tangible), and interventions that address each function. The workshop format will allow participants to process a specific student, examine the function of behavior, and leave with strategies to begin to immediately apply. This workshop is designed for special education teachers, regular education teachers, paras, counselors, administrators and/or any team member working with students with challenging behaviors. A light breakfast, lunch and parking are included.

    99. It's All Fun & Games Until Your Teacher Figures Out Your Function- Using Evidence-Based Classroom Practices With Intentionality

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building Room 209 (Springfield, MO)

    Audience: Classroom Teachers, administrators, behavior coaches/interventionists, team leaders, building leadership teams

    Dates: 10/28/2024

    "The same behaviors that reduce classroom disruptions are associated with increased student learning.” -Jere Brophy & Thomas Good Consider this question: "Do my actions/reactions positively or negatively reinforce student behaviors?” All behavior is functionally related to the teaching environment. Figuring out the function, what that student is trying to communicate through the behavior, requires some creative "detective work” and will help classroom teachers know how to respond to that behavior most effectively. In this interactive session educators will learn about and engage with the how and when to use specific, evidence-based classroom practices such as: ▶ Demonstrate active supervision of the classroom. ▶ Incorporate multiple opportunities to respond into your classroom teaching. ▶ Selectively use activity sequencing and choice as needed to maintain student engagement. ▶ Consider and adjust task difficulty to increase student success and diminish problem behavior. Intentionality in aligning and using these practices, like detective work, will lead to the "motive,” the behavior's function and reduce inappropriate behaviors in the classroom. (Note: Lunch & networking 11:00-12:00)

    100. Standards-based IEPS linked to DLM Essential Elements

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Missouri State University - Springfield (Springfield, MO) [map]

    Dates: 11/6/2024

    Do you teach students who take the Alternative Assessment or MAP-A? This session will help you understand what Dynamic Learning MAP is; what Essential Elements are and how the linkage level progression works for Unique Educational Needs. Use the Unique Educational NEeds of the students to develop SMART goals. We will meet on November 6th in Room 112 at the Park Central Office Building. Directions for parking will be sent to registered participants prior to training. The cost for the training is $40, which includes parking, breakfast, and lunch. Breakfast will be served starting at 8:30 as up sign-in and get settled- training will begin promptly at 9:00. Working lunch will be served around 11:30 or 12:00 and you will be done by 3:00 PM.

    101. How to Collect Data and Progress Monitor to Drive Instruction

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Missouri State University - Springfield (Springfield, MO) [map]

    Audience: Special Education Teachers, Process Coordinators, Directors

    Dates: 11/7/2024

    Data, Data, Data: How do I collect it? What do I do with it? Participants will gain an understanding of progress monitoring, learn a variety of ways to collect specific data, and how to use it to drive instruction. We will meet on November 7th at Meyer Alumni Center (300 Jefferson in Springfield). The cost is $40 and includes parking, breakfast, and lunch. Breakfast will be served starting at 8:30 as you sign in and get settled- training will begin promptly at 9:00. Working lunch will be served around 11:30 or 12:00 and you will be done by 3:00 PM.