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1. MTDS Emerging II (BTAP 2)

Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

Audience: Any teacher who has completed their beginning teacher assistance program

Dates: 8/5/2021 to 5/4/2022

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

This program offers continued support for early career teachers.

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

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

This opportunity provides:

  • access to experts- Kick-off event with Mike Rutherford!
  • access to on-demand learning, including Mike Rutherford's MTDS series
  • consultant support
  • networking with other teachers
  • competency-based programming

Emerging II emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies

  • Differentiates to Meet Unique Student Needs

    Designs lesson variations to: (a) contanet; (b) process; (c) product; and/or (d) environment based on analysis of student needs.

  • Plans Student Progress Monitoring

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

  • Works in a Community of Practice

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

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

2. IN PERSON: New Teacher Academy

Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

Audience: Special Education Teachers who are BRAND NEW to special education for 21-22

Dates: 8/9/2021 to 8/16/2021

Closed
Intended for teachers who will be BRAND NEW special education teachers in 21-22. Content will include, at a minimum, special education process and timelines, how to write quality IEPs and SMART goals, how to create a Review of Existing Data document, and we will discuss IDEA eligibility criteria as well a progress monitoring for IEP goals. Participants will become familiar with the Missouri State Plan for Special Education and the Compliance Standards and Indicators. This is a two day workshop and participants must attend both days. Cost will be $50 to cover parking, breakfast, and snacks. Lunch will be on your own. Breakfast and Registration will be from 8:00-8:30 both days with content beginning at 8:30.

3. VIRTUAL: In-State and Out-of-State Transfer Process Related to IDEA and MO Regulations

Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

Location: Virtual (any place, MO)

Dates: 8/11/2021

This training will cover the procedures and processes around when to accept or reject evaluation reports and IEPs from other districts. Often, when districts accept evaluation reports from other districts, they later get called out of compliance during tiered monitoring if those files are used.

4. MLDS SW Region: New Leaders Emerging Year 1 Cohort (Makeup Session): August 12 (Thursday) 9:00 AM

Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

Location: Park Central Office Building (Springfield, MO)

Audience: New School Leaders: Principals and Asst. Principals in the Southwest Region MLDS

Dates: 8/12/2021

MLDS SW Region: New Leaders Emerging Year 1 Cohort (Makeup) Kickoff Session: 9:00 AM August 12th

Welcome New Leaders to the Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS)! Our first regional session will be our Kickoff to the School Year: Critical Firsts! We will meet on August 12th starting at 9:00 AM.

The meeting will be held in downtown Springfield, Park Central Office Building (PCOB) starting 9:00 a.m. Additional details will be sent by email a few days prior to the meeting! Mark your calendars and get ready for a great new year!

Should you have questions or need additional information, please contact Annette Cozort at acozort@missouristate.edu

MLDS is provided to support you and build your capacity as a principal or assistant principal! NO COST to attend! We look forward to seeing you in August!

5. MAP-A Training for Experienced Test Administrators

Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

Dates: 8/30/2021

This MAP-A for Experienced Test Administrators Training is intended for Special Education personnel who have previously been trained to administer the MAP-A. This training will review choosing Essential Elements to assess students skills, review any changes made to the KITE Suite, and discuss important dates. Additionally, participants will review how to integrate instructionally relevant testlets into daily instruction. Participants will also become familiar with the compliance components related to the MAP-A.

Participants need to bring their school calendars which will be used as they develop a plan and their own "to do list" for administration of the MAP-A during the 2021-2022 school year. Participants must also download and print the latest versions of the Test Administration Manual and the Accessibility Manual. A link will be sent out to each participant for these documents closer to the training date.

Registration and breakfast will be at 8:30. Training will begin promptly 9:00. Lunch will be "on your own." Workshop will end at 2:30.

Cancellations must be made 10 days before training.

6. New To MAP-A Training

Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

Location: Holiday Inn North, 2720 N Glenstone Ave, Springfield (Springfied, MO) [map]

Dates: 8/31/2021

This training is for Special Education personnel who are NEW to the administration of the MAP-A, and for those who need to be familiar with the DLM process. Participants will learn the vocabulary and the steps of the administration of the MAP-A to their students. Participants will learn how the various levels of the map work together to create a dynamic test for each individual student, how to select appropriate Essential Elements based upon the blueprints and the grade level, and how to integrate instructionally relevant testlets into the classroom instruction regularly.

Additionally, participants will learn how to use Educator Portal. Important dates to remember will be discussed. Participants need to bring their school calendars which will be used as they develop a plan and their own "to do list" for administration of the MAP-A during the 2021-2022 school year. Participants must also download and print the latest versions of the Test Administration Manual and the Accessibility Manual. A link will be sent out to each participant for these documents closer to the training date.

This training addresses the following Missouri Teaching Standards: Standard #2: Student Learning, Growth and Development, Quality Indicator 2: Student goals, Quality Indicator 4: Differentiated lesson design Standard #7 Student Assessment and Data Analysis, Quality Indicator 1: Effective use of assessments, Quality Indicator 2: Assessment data to improve learning, Quality Indicator 4, Effect of instruction on individual/class learning.

Location will be at the Holiday Inn North, 2720 N. Glenstone, Springfield, MO 65803.

Registration and breakfast will be at 8:30 am and the training will begin promptly 9:00. Lunch will be provided. Workshop will end at 3:30.

Cancellations must be made 10 days before training.

7. MTDS Mastering: Mentoring First Year Teachers

Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

Audience: Mentors; Master Teachers

Dates: 9/1/2021 to 5/5/2022

Closed
This program offers learning and support for mentor teachers.

Mastering: Mentoring is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System.

This opportunity provides:

  • coaching, observation, and feedback training and support.
  • consultant support
  • regional networking with other mentor teachers
  • opportunities to apply newly acquired skills with beginning teachers
  • competency-based programming

Mastering: Mentoring emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies

  • Professional: Communicates Professionally

    Develops and applies coaching conversation skills while mentoring aspiring/preparing/emerging teacher

  • Competencies Related to Coaching & Mentoring Teachers on:

    Building a Community: Accessing & Building Systemic Services and Supports

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

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

    Designing Instruction: Develops Research-Based Instruction

    Reflecting on Practice: Sets Growth Goals

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

8. (Virtual) MAP-A Training for Experienced Test Administrators

Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

Location: Virtual (any place, MO)

Dates: 9/2/2021

Closed
This MAP-A for Experienced Test Administrators Training is intended for Special Education personnel who have previously been trained to administer the MAP-A. This training will review choosing Essential Elements to assess students skills, review any changes made to the KITE Suite, and discuss important date. Additionally, participants will review how to integrate instructionally relevant testlets into daily instruction. Participants will also become familiar with the compliance components related to the MAP-A.

Participants need to bring their school calendars which will be used as they develop a plan and their own "to do list" for administration of the MAP-A during the 2021-2022 school year. Participants must also download and print the latest versions of the Test Administration Manual and the Accessibility Manual. A link will be sent out to each participant for these documents closer to the training dates.

Training will begin promptly 9:00. Workshop will end at 2:00.

Cancellations must be made 10 days before training.

9. (Virtual) New To MAP-A Training

Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

Location: Virtual (any place, MO)

Dates: 9/7/2021

Closed
This training is for Special Education personnel who are NEW to the administration of the MAP-A, and for those who need to be familiar with the DLM process. Participants will learn the vocabulary and the steps of the administration of the MAP-A to their students.

Participants will learn how the various levels of the map work together to create a dynamic test for each individual student, how to select appropriate Essential Elements based upon the blueprints and the grade level, and how to integrate instructionally relevant testlets into the classroom instruction regularly. Additionally, participants will learn how to use Educator Portal. Important dates to remember will be discussed.

Participants need to bring their school calendars which will be used as they develop a plan and their own "to do list" for administration of the MAP-A during the 2021-2022 school year.
Participants must also download and print the latest versions of the Test Administration Manual and the Accessibility Manual. A link will be sent out to each participant for these documents closer to the training dates.

This training addresses the following Missouri Teaching Standards: Standard #2: Student Learning, Growth and Development, Quality Indicator 2: Student goals, Quality Indicator 4: Differentiated lesson design Standard #7 Student Assessment and Data Analysis, Quality Indicator 1: Effective use of assessments, Quality Indicator 2: Assessment data to improve learning, Quality Indicator 4, Effect of instruction on individual/class learning

10. LIFT ELs - Learning & Insight for Teaching English Learners

Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

Audience: EL educators, mainstream classroom educators, district administrators, EL advocates

Dates: 9/9/2021

Come connect with colleagues at the MELL Fall workshop! Join our presenters, Rhonda Hittenberger Ortiz - MELL Instructional Specialist, Rachel Love - Teacher Training Specialist at MSU, and Jan McClellan - ELL Coordinator/Teacher at Logan-Rogersville Schools. We will discuss Culturally Responsive/Student-Centered Learning, family engagement and WIDA resources and updates. Bring your great ideas and be ready to share your brilliance with the group!

Included in the workshop fee is breakfast, beverages and parking. Plan to provide lunch on your own with lots of choices in the downtown area.

11. CoVE: Community of Vision Educators

Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

Dates: 9/10/2021 to 4/8/2022

The Community of Vision Educators (CoVE) Seminars are designed for vision educators who serve students who are blind and visually impaired. Seminars are held monthly to provide professional development or technical assistance to professionals serving students who are blind or visually impaired. The seminars include: Back to School, Trauma Informed, APH, Accessibility, and End of the Year.

12. MTDS Developing I: Teacher Academy

Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

Dates: 9/15/2021 to 4/12/2022

Closed

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

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

  • completed at least three years of successful teaching
  • a strong desire for professional improvement

  • The Academy is a year-long cohort experience, providing an opportunity to network with teachers across our region and state. Work will focus on state-approved competencies which include:

  • Community Builder: Works in a Community of Practice
  • Reflective Learner: Engages in On-Going Reflective Practice
  • Instructional Designer: Uses Data to Make Decisions
  • Facilitator of Student Thinking & Learning: Engages Students in Content​

  • Participation requires eight full days: a one-day fall statewide kickoff session held in September, a one-day winter statewide meeting held in January (Lodge of the Four Seasons @ Lake Osage), and six full days throughout the school year for regional meetings (Springfield).

    This opportunity provides:

  • access to experts- Kick-off event with John Antonetti!
  • a copy of John's book: 17,000 Classroom Visits Can't Be Wrong
  • consultant support
  • networking with other teachers
  • competency-based programming
  • Any transportation and lodging costs are each district's responsibility. **Scholarships are available.**

    13. MTDS Developing II: Teacher Academy Graduates (TAG)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 9/16/2021 to 4/12/2022

    Closed

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

    Developing II is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System (mo-mtds.net) and is open to any teacher who has:
    * completed Developing I: Teacher Academy
    * a strong desire for continuous professional improvement

    This opportunity provides:
    * access to experts: State Kick-off event with national expert John Antonetti
    * a copy John's book: Rigorous Task Design
    * consultant support
    * networking with other teachers
    * competency-based programming

    Developing II emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies
    * Reflective Learner: Engages in On-Going Reflective Practice
    * Instructional Designer: Develops Research-Based Instruction
    * Professional: Understands & Promotes the Profession

    This year-long cohort experience is designed to further develop the teacher's deep pedagogical practices and to practice the leadership skills that are part of being a true master teacher. Grads complete an action research project over the course of the year.

    Participation requires five total days: a one-day fall statewide kickoff session held in September and four regional meeting days held throughout the year.

    All transportation and lodging fees are the responsibility of the individual district. **Scholarships are available**

    14. (Virtual) New To MAP-A Training

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Virtual (any place, MO)

    Dates: 9/16/2021

    Closed
    This training is for Special Education personnel who are NEW to the administration of the MAP-A, and for those who need to be familiar with the DLM process. Participants will learn the vocabulary and the steps of the administration of the MAP-A to their students.

    Participants will learn how the various levels of the map work together to create a dynamic test for each individual student, how to select appropriate Essential Elements based upon the blueprints and the grade level, and how to integrate instructionally relevant testlets into the classroom instruction regularly. Additionally, participants will learn how to use Educator Portal. Important dates to remember will be discussed.

    Participants need to bring their school calendars which will be used as they develop a plan and their own "to do list" for administration of the MAP-A during the 2021-2022 school year.
    Participants must also download and print the latest versions of the Test Administration Manual and the Accessibility Manual. A link will be sent out to each participant for these documents closer to the training dates.

    This training addresses the following Missouri Teaching Standards: Standard #2: Student Learning, Growth and Development, Quality Indicator 2: Student goals, Quality Indicator 4: Differentiated lesson design Standard #7 Student Assessment and Data Analysis, Quality Indicator 1: Effective use of assessments, Quality Indicator 2: Assessment data to improve learning, Quality Indicator 4, Effect of instruction on individual/class learning

    15. MAP-A for Experienced Test Administrators

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 9/17/2021

    The MAP-A for Experienced Test Administrators Training is intended for Special Education personnel who have previously been trained to administer the MAP-A. This training will review Essential Elements to assess student skills, review any changes made to the KITE Suite, and discuss important dates. Additionally, participants will review how to integrate instructionally relevant testlets into daily instruction. Participants will also become familiar with the compliance components related to the MAP-A.

    Participants are encouraged to stay after the training to plan for instruction.

    Location will be at the Park Central Office Building, 117 Park Central Square, Springfield, MO Room location will be 112. Registration and breakfast will be at 8:30 am and the training will begin promptly 9:00. Lunch will be "on your own". Workshop will end at 2:30. Cancellations must be made 10 days before training

    16. MLDS SW Region: Emerging Year 2 Cohort Meeting #1 -Time to Register for September 17th (Friday)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (Springfield, MO)

    Audience: MLDS Year 2 New Leaders Emerging Level Springfield Region (Principals, Asst. Principals)

    Dates: 9/17/2021

    Welcome Back MLDS Emerging Year 2 Leaders! Your first cohort meeting for your second year in MLDS is slated for September 17th (Friday) starting at 9:00 a.m. We will meet at the Park Central Office Building (PCOB) in Room 229 in downtown Springfield.

    Final details and a parking code will be sent the day before the session begins.

    We ask that you register so that we may provide brunch and free parking.

    Start Time: 9:00 a.m. End Time by 2:00 p.m.

    Should you have questions or need more information please contact Annette: acozort@missouristate.edu

    We are excited to kick the year off in person and look forward to seeing you September 17th!

    17. Virtual: Part C to B Transition

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Virtual (any place, MO)

    Audience: ECSE teachers, First Steps providers, directors, administrators, process coordinators, related service providers

    Dates: 9/20/2021

    Wait List
    Assist public agencies to prepare for the smooth transition of children served in First Steps to the ECSE program. Focuses on compliance requirements including timelines for evaluation and IEP development.

    18. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 9/21/2021 to 2/1/2022

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides K-5 teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. The 'blended learning' format of this series includes face-to-face (or virtual) learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction.

    SPECIAL NOTES:
    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/Launch 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 $340, including parking and breakfast.

    (2) Participants must purchase LETRS manual and online course from robyn.rogers@voyagersopris.com at $350 per person. For more information on how/where to purchase materials, please call Jana Loge at 417-836-6319 or janaloge@missouristate.edu
    The total cost for the four-day training, manual, and online course is $690.

    19. New To MAP-A Training

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 9/22/2021

    This training is for Special Education personnel who are NEW to the administration of the MAP-A, and for those who need to be familiar with the DLM process. Participants will learn the vocabulary and the steps of the administration of the MAP-A to their students.
    Participants will learn how the various levels of the map work together to create a dynamic test for each individual student, how to select appropriate Essential Elements based upon the blueprints and the grade level, and how to integrate instructionally relevant testlets into the classroom instruction regularly. Additionally, participants will learn how to use Educator Portal. Important dates to remember will be discussed. Participants need to bring their school calendars which will be used as they develop a plan and their own "to do list" for administration of the MAP-A during the 2021-2022 school year.
    Participants must also download and print the latest versions of the Test Administration Manual and the Accessibility Manual. A link will be sent out to each participant for these documents closer to the training dates.
    This training addresses the following Missouri Teaching Standards: Standard #2: Student Learning, Growth and Development, Quality Indicator 2: Student goals, Quality Indicator 4: Differentiated lesson design Standard #7 Student Assessment and Data Analysis, Quality Indicator 1: Effective use of assessments, Quality Indicator 2: Assessment data to improve learning, Quality Indicator 4, Effect of instruction on individual/class learning Location will be at the Park Central Office Building, 117 Park Central Square, Springfield, MO Room location will be 112. Registration and breakfast will be at 8:30 am and the training will begin promptly 9:00. Lunch will be "on your own". Workshop will end at 2:30. Cancellations must be made 10 days before training

    20. MLDS SW Region: Sustaining Leaders Joplin Cohort Session #1 to be held on September 22 (Wednesday)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Joplin Schools Administration Building (Joplin, MO)

    Audience: MLDS Year 3 Cohort: Principals, Asst. Principals

    Dates: 9/22/2021

    MLDS SW Region Joplin Cohort: Sustaining Leaders Year 3 Starting in September! Regional Mtg. #1 will be held in person on September 22 (Wednesday).

    Our first session will begin at 9:00 AM and conclude by 1:30 p.m. The session will be held at the Joplin Administration Building, 825 Pearl Ave., Joplin 64801.

    Once registered you will receive meetings details a few days prior to the session. MLDS is provided at No-Cost.

    Lunch will be provided.

    Should you have questions or need additional information please contact Annette: acozort@missouristate.edu

    21. MLDS SW Region: New Leaders (Emerging Year 1) Cohort (Springfield Region) Session #2 Sept. 24th

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Holiday Inn North, 2720 N Glenstone Ave, Springfield (Springfied, MO) [map]

    Dates: 9/24/2021

    New Leaders Cohort (MLDS Emerging Yr.1) will be meeting for the second session of the year on September 24th (Friday) starting at 9:00 a.m. and will conclude by 2:00 p.m. Our cohort will meet at the Holiday Inn & Suites, Springfield I-44.

    A final reminder will be sent out with details of room location and parking information.

    Brunch will be provided.

    Please bring a mask with you to ensure the safety of all leaders in this cohort.

    We look forward to seeing you September 24th! Should you have questions or need more information, please contact Annette: acozort@missouristate.edu

    22. MTDS Emerging I (BTAP)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Audience: Beginning Teachers; Teachers; Mentors

    Dates: 9/24/2021 to 4/22/2022

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

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

    This opportunity provides:

    - networking with other new teachers and educational consultants

    - just-in-time learning (critical firsts)

    - awareness of the phases of a new teacher

    - relationship-building skills

    - on-demand learning, including videos by Mike Rutherford

    - a copy of Mike Rutherford's The Artisan Teacher

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

    -Builds Relationships & Culture: Creating *culturally responsive relationships built on trust and mutual *respect for all

    -Creates & Manages a Learning Environment: Implementing classroom layouts and organizational strategies to: (a) promote student interaction; (b) meet student needs and well-being; (c) minimize disruption; (d) allow teacher movement for monitoring student progress; (e) increase & manage student productivity; and (f) encourage self-directed student learning

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

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

    **Scholarships are Available**

    23. LETRS Vol 2 - Language Comprehension

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 9/28/2021 to 3/1/2022

    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. Units 5-8 focus 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 (one day for each of the units), and an online course (through Voyager Sopris) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction.

    Registration for four F2F dates includes parking and breakfast for $340. Lunch on your own.
    Estimated cost for LETRS Vol. 2 manual and online course is $350 per person.
    Total cost $690.

    24. VIRTUAL: Developing Quality IEPs

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Virtual (any place, MO)

    Audience: General and Special Education (ECSE and K-12) teachers, administrators, process coordinators, SLPs, School Psychologists, Educational Diagnosticians

    Dates: 10/4/2021

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

    25. LETRS Vol. 1 (CLSD Grant Only)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 10/5/2021 to 3/3/2022

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides K-5 teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. The 'blended learning' format of this series includes face-to-face (or virtual) learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. SPECIAL NOTES: 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/Launch 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. The F2F training, manual, and access to online course will be provided by the CLSD Grant. Parking and continental breakfast will be provided, with lunch on your own.

    26. VIRTUAL: Quality Eligibility Determinations

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Virtual (any place, MO)

    Audience: Special Education (K-12 and ECSE) teachers, administrators, process coordinators, School Psychs, Educational Diagnosticians, anyone involved in making eligibility determinations

    Dates: 10/5/2021 to 10/19/2021

    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. This will be in two hour chunks across three Tuesdays in October. You must be present online for all three to get credit for the workshop. Please do not sign up if you cannot be online to participate for the three sessions. There is an in person option offered on September 23rd, if that is a better fit for you.

    27. (Virtual) MAP-A for Experienced Test Administrators

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Virtual (any place, MO)

    Dates: 10/5/2021

    Closed
    The MAP-A for Experienced Test Administrators Training is intended for Special Education personnel who have previously been trained to administer the MAP-A. This training will review Essential Elements to assess student skills, review any changes made to the KITE Suite, and discuss important dates. Additionally, participants will review how to integrate instructionally relevant testlets into daily instruction. Participants will also become familiar with the compliance components related to the MAP-A.

    Participants are encouraged to stay after the training to plan for instruction.

    28. MELL Connect and Collaborate

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 10/8/2021

    Come together with your MELL colleagues from across the SW Region to learn from each other and problem-solve. WE WILL FOCUS ON WIDA SUPPORTS. Cammy Goucher, Director of English Language Development for DESE, will be with us so bring your questions and ideas. Bring your lunch and plan to work together in teams to address common challenges and find creative solutions. We will harness our collective brilliance!

    29. Developing Standards-Based IEPs Linked to Missouri Learning Standards - Part 1 - Virtual

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

    Dates: 10/11/2021

    Closed
    The Standards Based IEP training takes the participants through the steps involved in developing a process of planning that improves the development of the IEP and helps the IEP team participants see the importance of connecting instructional goals to the general curriculum and grade-level standards. Emphasis is placed on aligning IEP goals with the Missouri Learning Standards. This training will be "hands on" and teachers must bring copies of IEPs for their students. Technical assistance will also be offered on this day.

    A zoom link will be sent out to registered participants a few days before the session. The workshop will begin at 9:00 am and will end at 12:00 pm.

    Cancellations must be made 10 days prior training.

    30. MLDS New Leaders (Emerging Yr 1) Cohort Session October 14

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Holiday Inn North, 2720 N Glenstone Ave, Springfield (Springfied, MO) [map]

    Audience: SW Region MLDS New Leaders: Principals, Asst. Principals

    Dates: 10/14/2021

    SW MLDS Region: New Leaders Emerging Yr. 1 Cohort October 14th (Thursday) Session will be held at Holiday Inn North, Glenstone Ave. Springfield (Near I-44). We will meet starting at 9:00 AM and end by 1:00 PM. Brunch will be provided mid-morning. This session will help support your learning in the area of instruction and feedback. Should you have questions or need additional information, please contact Annette: acozort@missouristate.edu

    We look forward to seeing you soon!

    31. Effective Practices for Students with Characteristics of Dyslexia (Virtual)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 10/18/2021

    This two-hour virtual session is designed for 4-Day school week districts as part of their professional development plan. Participants will explore the 'science of reading', including the reading brain; learning progressions for reading development and instruction; and effective instructional & intervention practices that support struggling readers. In addition, this session meets the annual dyslexia professional development mandate.

    32. Section 504s: How To...From Beginning to End

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Audience: 504 Coordinators, District and Building Administrators, Special Education Directors, Process Coordinators, Counselors, Nurses, Anyone involved in the 504 Process or 504 Accommodation Plans

    Dates: 10/20/2021

    Join special education attorney Betsey Helfrich, and Anne Bradley, former attorney at the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights to take a deep dive into Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. This in person seminar will use real case examples and scenarios to help the audience refine their practices regarding how to determine 504 eligibility, draft a compliant 504 plan, handle difficult discipline matters and more! For everyone from 504 coordinators, counselors, to building administrators, this training will apply to all District staff who implement or oversee 504s. Registration and breakfast will begin at 8:15. Training will begin promptly at 9:00 AM. Lunch will be provided and the day will end at 3:00 PM.

    33. IN PERSON: Developing Quality IEPs

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Audience: General and Special Education (K-12 and ECSE) teachers, administrators, process coordinators, SLPs, School Psychs, Educational Diagnosticians;

    Dates: 10/25/2021

    Closed
    The Individual Education Plan (IEP) is the key to providing services for a special education student. This training will review the process of developing and writing an IEP, including the present level of academic and functional performance, developing and writing SMART goals, and everything in between. Additionally, participants will learn ideas on how to involve parents in the process and review all timelines that must be met to remain in compliance. Registration and Breakfast will begin at 8:00; Content will begin at 8:30; Lunch will be on your own. Cost will be $25.00 to cover parking, breakfast, and snack.

    34. LETRS: Early Childhood Educators

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 10/26/2021 to 1/27/2022

    This three-day series is designed to deepen your understanding of the what, why, and how of early literacy and language development, including assessment and instruction strategies. LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) provides the "science of reading” application of research into the classroom no matter the curriculum or program used. The blended learning format of this series includes three days of face-to-face training and self-paced online tutorials/videos of effective early childhood classroom instruction. SPECIAL NOTES: The face-to-face may have a virtual option. Participants must purchase LETRS Early Childhood Educator manual and online course from robyn.rogers@voyagersopris.com for $199, prior to the first session. Cost for face-to-face training is $75 per day, including parking and breakfast. Total cost for the blended format is $424. For more information, please contact janaloge@missouristate.edu

    35. MLDS SW Region: Sustaining Leaders Cohort Session October 26th 9:00

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Audience: Principals, Asst. Principals with 3+ years of experience

    Dates: 10/26/2021

    MLDS Sustaining Leaders Cohort will meet on October 26th at the Park Central Office Building (PCOB) starting at 9:00 AM. We will meet on the second floor in Room 209.

    A reminder with more details will be sent a day or two prior to the session.

    Brunch will be provided. Start time: 9:00 AM and end by 1:00 PM.

    Should you have questions or need additional information please contact Annette: acozort@missouristate.edu

    We look forward to seeing you for the second session of Sustaining Leadership!

    36. MLDS SW Region: Sustaining III Joplin Cohort, November 3rd (Wednesday) Coaching Lab Session

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Joplin Administration Building (Joplin, MO)

    Audience: MLDS Principals, Asst. Principals, Year 3+

    Dates: 11/3/2021

    The MLDS Sustaining III Joplin Cohort meets on Wednesday, November 3rd starting at 9:00 AM. This session will be held at the Joplin Administration Building, 825 Pearl, Joplin. Join us as we focus on instructional leadership, observation, and feedback conversations.

    Lunch will be provided.

    A reminder will be sent a day or two prior to the session.

    Please contact Annette: acozort@missouristate.edu should you have questions or need additional information.

    37. Virtual: Progress Monitoring and Data Collection

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Virtual (any place, MO)

    Audience: General and Special Education teachers, administrators, process coordinators

    Dates: 11/8/2021

    Closed
    This is will require reading and preparation outside of this virtual training to gain the full impact. I am also happy to schedule follow-up technical assistance with individuals or district teams. 6 hrs of credit for the 3 hrs online and preparation outside of course. A key way to see the impact of instruction is through monitoring student progress and collecting data. During this session, the "what” and "how” of collecting data for goals/objectives will be discussed and practiced. Participants will use a multi-step process to write measurable goals, use a variety of data collection tools and schedules to evaluate the data collected.

    38. Differentiated Instruction (DI) - VIrtual

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

    Dates: 11/8/2021

    Differentiation is an instructional process in which teachers proactively transform instruction, learning activities, and student products to maximize each student's growth and individual success by meeting their learning needs. A zoom link will be sent out to registered participants a few days before the session. This session will start promptly at 12:30 and end by 3:30 pm.

    39. Bringing Literacy into Any Classroom (Grades 4-12)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 11/10/2021

    If you are a math, history, science, or art teacher, where does literacy fit into your instruction? In order to succeed, students must develop literacy skills in order to access, learn, and comprehend. Adolescent literacy is critical to the classroom success of middle- and high-school students. Reading in the content areas (e.g., social studies, science) is different from reading for enjoyment. As Richard Vaca, author of Content Area Reading: Literacy and Learning Across the Curriculum, says, "Adolescents entering the adult world in the 21st century will read and write more than at any other time in human history. They will need advanced levels of literacy to perform their jobs, run their households, act as citizens, and conduct their personal lives.” What you will learn


    • Discover how to integrate literacy development with the content area knowledge you teach


    • Learn to utilize new ideas while enhancing the skills and lesson plans you have already developed


    • Discover literacy development strategies that make content come alive for each and every student


    • Learn how literacy is connected to adolescent development, and discover how to accommodate a diverse group of learners in a classroom How you will benefit


    • Learn to utilize new ideas while augmenting the skills and lesson plans you have already developed


    • Gain confidence in your ability to adapt to the MLS and be a successful 21st century teacher


    • See how easy it can be to deliver content to students at varying levels of literacy development

    40. Virtual: Effective Practices for Students with Characteristics of Dyslexia

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 11/15/2021

    This two-hour virtual session is designed for 4-Day school week districts as part of their professional development plan. Participants will explore the 'science of reading', including the reading brain; learning progressions for reading development and instruction; and effective instructional & intervention practices that support struggling readers. In addition, this session meets the annual dyslexia professional development mandate. A Zoom link will be sent out a few days prior to the session.

    41. Reaching & Teaching Struggling Readers I: Phonological Awareness/Phonics

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 11/16/2021

    This literacy workshop is designed to take a closer look into understanding, reaching and teaching students with reading difficulties. Participants will explore and engage in hands-on strategies that support the learning progressions of effective phonological and phonemic awareness, as well as phonics and spelling instruction that are essential to developing successful readers. F2F workshop is $25, including parking and breakfast and afternoon snack.

    42. MLDS SW Region: Sustaining III Springfield Cohort November 16th (Tues.) Regional Session

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Audience: Principals, Asst. Principals, Year 3 + Experience

    Dates: 11/16/2021

    Sustaining III Springfield Cohort meets on Tuesday, November 16th starting at 9:00 AM. This session will be held at the Park Central Office Building (PCOB) Room 209 on the second floor. Join us for this impactful session on managing change, organized abandonment, and understanding ourselves, habits, and how we work best with others.

    Brunch will be provided.

    A reminder will be sent a day or two prior to the session.

    Please contact Annette: acozort@missouristate.edu should you have questions or need additional information.

    43. Standards Based IEPs Linked to DLM Essential Elements

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 11/17/2021

    Closed
    This Standards Based IEP training takes the participants through the steps involved in developing a process of planning that improves the development of the IEP and helps the IEP team participants see the importance of connecting instructional goals to the general curriculum and grade-level standards. Emphasis is placed on aligning IEP goals with the Missouri Learning Standards. This training will be "hands on" and teachers must bring copies of IEPs for their students.

    Registration and breakfast will begin at 8:30 am and the workshop will begin at 9:00 am. Training will end at 2:30. A hot breakfast buffet and an afternoon snack will be served. Lunch will be "on your own" at 11:30 am.

    Location will be at Park Central Office Building, 117 Park Central Square, Springfield, MO, Room 112.

    Cancellations must be made 10 days prior training.

    44. MLDS SW Region New Leaders Emerging Yr. 2 November 18th (Thursday) Session

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Holiday Inn North, 2720 N Glenstone Ave, Springfield (Springfied, MO) [map]

    Audience: MLDS Emerging Yr 2 Principals, Asst. Principals

    Dates: 11/18/2021

    MLDS SW Region New Leaders (Emerging Yr 2) Cohort meets on November 18th (Thursday) at the Holiday Inn North, 2720 N. Glenstone Ave, Springfield. We will begin our session at 9:00 AM and end by 1:00 PM.

    This session will focus on instruction, and feedback when supporting your teachers growth.

    Brunch will be provided mid-morning. A reminder will be sent a day or two prior to the session.

    Should you have questions or need additional information, please contact Annette: acozort@missouristate.edu

    We can't wait to see you in November!

    45. Have Gavel, Will Travel - bringing court cases into the classrooms through presentations from a Judge

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 11/29/2021

    The Supreme Court of Missouri's committtee on civic education has developed several presentations on court cases and legal issues that a judge will bring and present to classes. This session will introduce you to one of those presentations and provide a synopsis of the others. One of the most challenging aspects of Freedom of Speech is applying it to students. With the advent of social media, disruptive student speech possesses a capacity for dissemination unrivaled in our history. This presentation will explore the issues associated with applying the First Amendment to student speech, beginning with the landmark case of Tinker v. Des Moines and culminating in the Court's recent decision in Mahanoy v. B.L. Participants will leave with an understanding of the types of presentations avaiable to be brought into the classroom and how to schedule those presentations for their schools.

    46. Small Rural School District Superintendents Meeting

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 11/30/2021

    Starting Today
    Come for this collaborative meeting to learn more about the current ESSR Grants, Federal Programs, and the Recuritment and Retention grants. Dr. Chris Neale will be joining virtually to provide current information about the ESSR Grants. Federal Programs and Recruitment and Retention grants will also be discussed. Time will also allow for discussion and collaboration which will be facilitated by Russ Brock.

    47. MELL Connect & Collaborate

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 12/3/2021

    Starting Soon
    Come together with your MELL colleagues from across the SW Region to learn from each other and problem-solve. FOCUS ON TRAUMA-INFORMED PRACTICE - JULIE GERMANN FROM SW RPDC WILL BE OUR GUEST. Bring your lunch and plan to work together in teams to address common challenges and find creative solutions. We will harness our collective brilliance!

    48. SW Region MLDS New Leaders Emerging Yr 1 Makeup Session: Coaching Lab Dec. 9th Thursday

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Holiday Inn North, 2720 N Glenstone Ave, Springfield (Springfied, MO) [map]

    Audience: New Leaders Cohort MLDS- Principals, Asst. Principals

    Dates: 12/9/2021

    New
    Southwest Region MLDS New Leaders Cohort Makeup Session is being offered on December 9th, Thursday for anyone who missed the Coaching Lab session held in October. We will focus on instructional leadership recognizing excellent instruction and provide foundational content that is the basis for the next few years in MLDS- Don't Miss This One!

    We will meet at the Holiday Inn North, 2720 Glenstone, Springfield, starting at 9:00 a.m.

    Brunch will be served. *If you attended the first coaching lab and want to join us again for more practice, please feel free to register and join us! We look forward to seeing you soon!

    A reminder will be sent the day before the session!

    49. Activity Based Programming for Students With Severe Differences, Including a Visual Impairment

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Audience: parents, paraprofessionals, regular ed teachers, TVI's, Special ed teachers

    Dates: 12/9/2021 to 12/10/2021

    This two day workshop will focus on a way of providing integrative services for students who have profound differences, including a visual impairment and a communication deficit. Participants will learn a method of service provision in which skills from the students' IEPs are embedded in a schedule of age appropriate or functional activities. They will also learn the difference between a truly team approach in which team members work collaboratively rather than in a pull out approach. The training will be from 10-3 each day with an hour off for lunch on your own.

    50. An Introduction to Co-Teaching - Virtual

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

    Dates: 12/13/2021

    This co-teaching training will provide an opportunity for teams to learn the art of co-teaching. The participants will study roles, responsibilities, approaches, and benefits of professional partnerships in the classroom. Effective implementation of co-teaching impacts the learning of all students.

    A zoom link will be sent out to registered participants a few days before the session. The training will begin promptly at 12:30 pm and conclude at 3:30 pm.

    51. Introduction to Culturally Responsive Education

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

    Dates: 12/13/2021

    Culture is inextricably linked to learning and processing information and to patterns of thinking and communicating. Culturally Responsive Education (CRE) provides equitable access to education for students from all cultural backgrounds. It seeks to recognize, value and build bridges between what students know and new concepts using culturally relevant knowledge and skills. Culturally responsive teaching requires relationship-building and high expectations for all students scaffolded with supports that incorporate and honor all cultural norms. Invest time in evaluating the cultural climate of your work and in seeking ways to expand your capacity for inclusive instruction.

    52. MLDS New Leaders (Emerging Yr 1) Cohort January 7th Session

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Holiday Inn North, 2720 N Glenstone Ave, Springfield (Springfied, MO) [map]

    Audience: MLDS Cohort Principals, Assistant Principals

    Dates: 1/7/2022

    The MLDS New Leaders Emerging Yr. 1 Cohort will meet on January 7th (Friday) at the Holiday Inn North, N. Glenstone Ave. Springfield (Near I-44).

    We will meet starting at 9:00 AM and end by 2:00 PM. Brunch will be provided mid-morning. A meeting reminder will be sent a day or two prior to the session.

    Should you have questions or need additional information, please contact Annette: acozort@missouristate.edu

    We look forward to seeing you soon!

    53. Effective Descriptive Feedback

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 1/10/2022

    This two-hour virtual session is designed for 4-Day school week districts as part of their professional development plan. Participants will explore the characteristics, strategies, and techniques of effective descriptive feedback, and it's impact on student learning. A Zoom link will be sent out a few days prior to the session.

    54. Developing Accessible Capable Learners (DACL)*** - Virtual

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

    Dates: 1/10/2022 to 3/14/2022

    ***This training is not intended for participants whose school districts are currently participating in District Continuous Improvement (DCI).*** Developing Accessible Capable Learners is an effective teaching/learning practice with a very high effect size. DACL training shows educators how becoming an assessment capable learner benefits students, the ways in which teachers can help students to become assessment capable, teaching tools that encourage assessment capable capable learning, and examples of what assessment capable learners do and how they describe their learning process.



    A zoom link will be sent out to registered participants a few days before the session. The training will begin promptly at 9:00 am and conclude at 12:00 pm.

    55. Effective collaboration for EL and content teachers

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

    Dates: 1/10/2022

    There is no more effective mode of reaching students than through collaboration. Join Rob Greenhaw - MELL Instructional Specialist in the St Louis Region, and Rhonda Hittenberger Ortiz - MELL Instructional Specialist in the SW Region to maximize co-teaching and collaboration strategies. We will give an overview of different ways collaboration can work and give time to develop plans and action steps for collaborating in your educational setting.

    56. Virtual: Literacy & Coffee - Insights from your Data

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Dates: 1/10/2022

    This will be an ongoing session that will encompass Literacy and Literacy strategies ranging from the "why" behind the research to vocabulary strategies in the classroom. Join Melinda and Siera as they talk through the importance of Literacy and how to tackle struggling students. These virtual sessions will be full of discourse and question/answer time. This session we will discuss student data, what it means, and how to use the data effectively. This virtual session will be offered at two times for your convenience.

    57. MELL Connect & Collaborate

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 1/14/2022

    Come together with your MELL colleagues from across the SW Region to learn from each other and problem-solve. FOCUS ON UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR LEARNING (UDL) AND CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE TEACHING. Bring your lunch and plan to work together in teams to address common challenges and find creative solutions. We will harness our collective brilliance!

    58. How To Increase The Effectiveness Of Your Data Teams

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Virtual (any place, MO)

    Audience: K-12 teachers, instructional coaches, and administrators.

    Dates: 1/17/2022

  • Session addresses why data teams are important for supporting student achievement and strategies for making your data teams effective and efficient.
  • This session is perfect for individuals who are currently working in data teams but want to know how to make them more effective and for those who are interesting in implementing data teams in their building.
  • 59. An Introduction to Co-Teaching - Virtual

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

    Dates: 1/17/2022

    This co-teaching training will provide an opportunity for teams to learn the art of co-teaching. The participants will study roles, responsibilities, approaches, and benefits of professional partnerships in the classroom. Effective implementation of co-teaching impacts the learning of all students.

    The training will begin promptly at 12:30 pm and conclude at 3:30 pm.

    Cancellations must be made 10 days prior training.

    60. Virtual: Literacy & Coffee - Insights from your Data

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Dates: 1/17/2022

    This will be an ongoing session that will encompass Literacy and Literacy strategies ranging from the "why" behind the research to vocabulary strategies in the classroom. Join Melinda and Siera as they talk through the importance of Literacy and how to tackle struggling students. These virtual sessions will be full of discourse and question/answer time. This session we will discuss student data, what it means, and how to use the data effectively. This virtual session will be offered at two times for your convenience.

    61. Reaching & Teaching Struggling Readers II: Data/Intervention/Advanced Word Study

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 1/18/2022

    'Here's what? So what? Now what...of matching data to instruction and intervention. This workshop is designed to dive deeper into trend analysis of multiple sources of data in order to target the phonological and orthographic needs of students with characteristics of dyslexia and other reading difficulties. Participants will also take a dive deeper into strategies in the areas of multisensory learning, explicit instruction, sound walls vs. word walls, and advanced word level knowledge (decoding multisyllable words and morphology). Registration includes breakfast, afternoon snack and parking.

    62. MLDS SW Region New Leaders Emerging Yr. 2 January 20 (Thursday) Session

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Holiday Inn North, 2720 N Glenstone Ave, Springfield (Springfied, MO) [map]

    Audience: New Leaders Yr 2 (Emerging Level) Principals, Assistant Principals

    Dates: 1/20/2022

    MLDS SW Region New Leaders (Emerging Yr 2) Cohort meets on January 20th(Thursday) at the Holiday Inn North, 2720 N. Glenstone Ave, Springfield. We will begin our session at 9:00 AM and end by 2:00 PM. Brunch will be provided mid-morning.

    A reminder will be sent a day or two prior to the session.

    Should you have questions or need additional information, please contact Annette: acozort@missouristate.edu

    We can't wait to see you in January 2022!

    63. Southwest Regional Science Collaborative Cohort

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Audience: Science teachers

    Dates: 1/24/2022 to 3/31/2022

    Join the Southwest Regional Science Collaborative Cohort! Discuss topics that matter to you. This is where Science teachers learn from each other. This is teacher-led PD with lesson/lab sharing, curriculum and assessment development, and instructional strategy/method sharing. Special speakers/guests may also attend occasionally as available. Additionally, DESE assessment and content updates/news will be provided as available. This will be an on-going group. The group will meet 3 times from January through March 2022. We hope you will join this regional group of dedicated Science teachers! Parking will be provided. Breakfast and lunch on your own.

    64. MLDS SW Region: Sustaining III Joplin Cohort Session January 26 (Wed).

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Joplin Schools Administration Building (Joplin, MO)

    Audience: MLDS Year III Principals, Asst. Principals

    Dates: 1/26/2022

    MLDS SW Region: Sustaining III Joplin Cohort January 26th (Wednesday)

    Happy New Year! It's time for our January session for Sustaining Leaders III Joplin Cohort. This session will be held at the Joplin Admin. Center, 825 Pearl Ave., Joplin.

    Join us for this impactful session on managing change, organized abandonment, and understanding ourselves, habits, and how we work best with others.

    Lunch will be provided.

    A reminder will be sent a day or two prior to the session.

    Please contact Annette: acozort@missouristate.edu should you have questions or need additional information.

    65. MTDS Mastering: Professional Development Committee (PDC)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 2/4/2022

    This session is 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.

    Using Missouri Professional Learning Guidelines (rvsd 2013) and district and building goals, participants will draft or review their PDC Plan for the school year. 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)

    66. MTDS: Grow Your Own (GYO) Cohort SW-Agency for Teaching, Leading, and Learning

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 2/9/2022 to 4/14/2022

    These cohorts are designed as active collaborative regional cohorts to connect district GYO program designers/facilitators across the region and to promote resource/information sharing. They support the implementation of GYO teacher recruitment programs in all Missouri school districts and charter schools. Your regional MTDS (mo-mtds.net) Teacher Development Specialist (TDS) will be hosting and facilitating cohort gatherings. Guest speakers and additional learning opportunities will be organized to meet cohort needs. On-going technical assistance and guidance for the DESE Recruitment Grant will be provided by your MTDS TDS.

    67. Applying SoR across Grades and Content Areas- Loving Literacy: Strategies and Interventions

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Dates: 2/14/2022

    This will be an ongoing session that will encompass Literacy and Literacy strategies ranging from the "why" behind the research to vocabulary strategies in the classroom. Join Melinda and Siera as they talk through the importance of Literacy and how to tackle struggling students. These virtual sessions will be full of discourse and question/answer time. Join us this Valentine's Day session we will discuss strategies and interventions to reach our struggling students through all grade levels.

    68. Family Engagement and Empowerment for Multilingual Families

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

    Dates: 2/14/2022

    The definition of what Family Engagement looks like has changed over time. Explore ways that schools can embrace the families of their multilingual (ML) and English Learner (EL) families. Investigate ways of reaching out to ML and EL communities, increasing communication and building trust and mutually beneficial relationships. You will have the opportunity to brainstorm solutions to family engagement barriers and come away with action steps for your educational setting.

    69. Making Toys Switch Accessible

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Dates: 2/16/2022

    In this workshop, we will demonstrate how to make a push button toy switch accessible. The participants will make a toy switch accessible that they may take home with them.

    70. Specially Designed Instruction

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 2/23/2022

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

    Registration and breakfast will begin at 8:30 am and the workshop will begin at 9:00 am. Training will break for lunch "on your own" at 11:30 am. Training will end at 3:30 pm. Location will be at Park Central Office Building, 117 Park Central Square, Springfield, MO, Room 112.

    Cancellations must be made 10 days prior training.

    71. Components of Effective Literacy

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 3/7/2022 to 5/9/2022

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

    Location will be at the Park Central Office Building, 117 Park Central Square, Springfield, MO Room location will be 112. Registration and breakfast will be at 8:30 am. Lunch will be "on your own". Workshop will end at 3:00.

    Cancellations must be made 10 days before training.

    72. Reaching & Teaching Struggling Readers III: Vocabulary/Comprehension

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 3/10/2022

    This literacy workshop is designed to take a closer look into understanding, reaching and teaching students with reading difficulties. Participants will engage in designing explicit vocabulary instruction and explore comprehension instruction for deeper understanding. F2F workshop is $25, including parking and breakfast and afternoon snack.

    73. Applying SoR across Grades and Content Areas- Decoding in the Upper Grades

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Dates: 3/14/2022

    This will be an ongoing session that will encompass Literacy and Literacy strategies ranging from the "why" behind the research to vocabulary strategies in the classroom. Join Melinda and Siera as they talk through the importance of Literacy and how to tackle struggling students. These virtual sessions will be full of discourse and question/answer time. This session we will discuss how to help the upper level student that are struggling with reading through decoding skills. This session will be offered at two times for your convenience.

    74. Developing Standards-Based IEPs Linked to Missouri Learning Standards

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 3/16/2022

    The Standards Based IEP training takes the participants through the steps involved in developing a process of planning that improves the development of the IEP and helps the IEP team participants see the importance of connecting instructional goals to the general curriculum and grade-level standards. Emphasis is placed on aligning IEP goals with the Missouri Learning Standards. This training will be "hands on" and teachers must bring copies of IEPs for their students. Technical assistance will also be offered on this day.

    Registration and breakfast will begin at 8:30 am and the workshop will begin at 9:00 am. Training will end at 2:30. Lunch will be "on your own" at 11:30 am. Location will be at Park Central Office Building, 117 Park Central Square, Springfield, MO, Room 112.

    Cancellations must be made 10 days prior training.

    75. Developing Standards-Based IEPs Linked to Missouri Learning Standards - Part 2 - Virtual

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

    Dates: 3/21/2022

    The Standards Based IEP training takes the participants through the steps involved in developing a process of planning that improves the development of the IEP and helps the IEP team participants see the importance of connecting instructional goals to the general curriculum and grade-level standards. Emphasis is placed on aligning IEP goals with the Missouri Learning Standards. This training will be "hands on" and teachers must bring copies of IEPs for their students. Technical assistance will also be offered on this day.
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    A zoom link will be sent out to registered participants a few days before the session. The workshop will begin promptly at 8:30 am and will end at 11:30 pm.

    76. Applying SoR across Grades and Content Areas- Decoding in the Upper Grades

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Dates: 3/21/2022

    This will be an ongoing session that will encompass Literacy and Literacy strategies ranging from the "why" behind the research to vocabulary strategies in the classroom. Join Melinda and Siera as they talk through the importance of Literacy and how to tackle struggling students. These virtual sessions will be full of discourse and question/answer time. This session we will discuss how to help the upper level student that are struggling with reading through decoding skills. This session will be offered at two times for your convenience.

    77. Decoding and the Emergent Reader by Really Great Reading

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 3/28/2022

    Join us for this complimentary powerful, practical, fact filled, activity driven, hands-on workshop and learn to diagnose, group and teach students with weaknesses in their foundation reading skills. You will leave with immediate strategies to help your early readers and elementary struggling readers practice what good readers do naturally, which is pay attention to every sound and word, read with a high rate of accuracy, and use strategies for attacking decodable and irregular words. Parking and handouts will be provided.

    78. Decoding and the Struggling Reader by Really Great Reading

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 3/29/2022

    Join us for this complimentary powerful, practical, fact filled, activity driven, hands-on workshop and learn to diagnose, group and teach students with weaknesses in their foundation reading skills. You will leave with immediate strategies to help your elementary and secondary struggling readers practice what good readers do naturally, which is pay attention to every word, read with a high rate of accuracy, and use strategies for attacking unfamiliar, complex content area and multi-syllable words. Parking and handouts will be provided.

    79. Reaching & Teaching Struggling Readers IV: Strengthening Writing

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 4/5/2022

    The transition from decoding to encoding is challenging for many students. This workshop is designed to examine the stages of spelling and writing development and impact that syntax has on reading and writing. Participants will engage in analysis of student writing and techniques that enhance student writing, one sentence at a time. Registration includes breakfast, afternoon snack and parking.

    80. Applying SoR across Grades and Content Areas- Meaningful Vocabulary across Content Areas

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Dates: 4/11/2022

    This will be an ongoing session that will encompass Literacy and Literacy strategies ranging from the "why" behind the research to vocabulary strategies in the classroom. Join Melinda and Siera as they talk through the importance of Literacy and how to tackle struggling students. These virtual sessions will be full of discourse and question/answer time. This session we will discuss vocabulary strategies that will strengthen student's knowledge through the content areas. This session will be offered at two times for your convenience.

    81. Standards Based IEPs Linked to DLM Essential Elements

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 4/13/2022

    This Standards Based IEP training takes the participants through the steps involved in developing a process of planning that improves the development of the IEP and helps the IEP team participants see the importance of connecting instructional goals to the general curriculum and grade-level standards. Emphasis is placed on aligning IEP goals with the Missouri Learning Standards. This training will be "hands on" and teachers must bring copies of IEPs for their students.

    Registration and breakfast will begin at 8:30 am and the workshop will begin at 9:00 am. Training will end at 2:30. A hot breakfast buffet and an afternoon snack will be served. Lunch will be "on your own" at 11:30 am.

    Location will be at Park Central Office Building, 117 Park Central Square, Springfield, MO, Room 112.

    Cancellations must be made 10 days prior training.

    82. Differentiated Instruction (DI) - VIrtual

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

    Dates: 4/18/2022

    Differentiation is an instructional process in which teachers proactively transform instruction, learning activities, and student products to maximize each student's growth and individual success by meeting their learning needs.

    A zoom link will be sent out to registered participants a few days before the session. The training will begin promptly at 12:30 pm and conclude at 3:30 pm.

    83. Applying SoR across Grades and Content Areas- Meaningful Vocabulary across Content Areas

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Dates: 4/18/2022

    This will be an ongoing session that will encompass Literacy and Literacy strategies ranging from the "why" behind the research to vocabulary strategies in the classroom. Join Melinda and Siera as they talk through the importance of Literacy and how to tackle struggling students. These virtual sessions will be full of discourse and question/answer time. This session we will discuss vocabulary strategies that will strengthen student's knowledge through the content areas. This session will be offered at two times for your convenience.

    84. Self-Regulation for All - Social Emotional Learning

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 4/21/2022

    Participants will learn evidence-based instructional practice for embedding intra and interpersonal competencies into course content. These competencies are integral to in-school and postsecondary success.

    Registration and breakfast will begin at 8:30 am and the workshop will begin at 9:00 am. Training will break for lunch "on your own" at 11:30 am. Training will end at 3:00 pm. Location will be at Park Central Office Building, 117 Park Central Square, Springfield, MO, Room 112.

    Cancellations must be made 10 days prior training.

    85. MELL Connect & Collaborate

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 4/22/2022

    Come together with your MELL colleagues from across the SW Region to learn from each other and problem-solve. FOCUS ON REFLECTION AND PLANNING FOR NEXT YEAR. Bring your lunch and plan to work together in teams to address common challenges and find creative solutions. We will harness our collective brilliance!