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1. MTDS Emerging II - Beginning Teacher Assistance Program II

Program: RPDC - Central

Audience: 2nd Year Teachers who have completed 1st year Beginning Teachers

Dates: 8/5/2021 to 4/20/2022

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.

To celebrate the completion of a successful first year of teaching, Emerging II begins with a statewide kick-off event featuring Mike Rutherford, author of "The Artisan Teacher". Participants will receive a copy of this book.

Emerging II is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System (MTDS) [mo-mtds.net] 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)content; (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

You must register separately for the Statewide meetings on August 5 & 6, 2021.

Lunch provided.

2. SW-PBS Tier 2 - Advanced Phase (Cohort 2)

Program: RPDC - Central

Location: 9 Central RPDC (Warrensburg, MO) [map]

Audience: Building administrator & at least 2 additional staff members w/expertise and/or interest in specialized behavior support

Dates: 8/31/2021 to 2/16/2022

NOTE: Tier 2 Advanced Cohort 2 is specifically for schools that participated in Tier 2 Systems and Foudnations training in the 2019-2020 school year and are now ready for Tier 2 Advanced. Participants that received their first year of Tier 2 training in the 2020-2021 school year should enroll in Tier 2 Advanced Cohort 1 using another registraion link. Please contact your consultants if you have questions.

MO SW-PBS will host 4 full-day training workshops for teams that have effectively developed a Tier 2 system of support and have successfully implemented one Tier 2 Social Behavioral Intervention. Tier 2 Advanced Systems training will focus on using End-of-Year data from previous year, school outcomes from pilot intervention, Intervention Essential Features document and rubric use and quality, development/evaluation of Tier 2 handbook, and new tools and assessments required for continued, sustainable implementation of Tier 2 practices.

Additional days will focus on development and implementation of additional Tier 2 Interventions. Student Self-Monitoring Intervention Training: This training will help teams implement Self-Monitoring Intervention for students whose function of behavior is related to avoidance (attention and task). Teams will learn how to use Self-Monitoring as a fading procedure or modification for SSIG and CICO, as well as its use in generalization and maintenance of target behaviors.

Social Skills Intervention Groups: This training is for teams interested in learning to implement a Tier 2, group-oriented social, emotional, and behavioral skills instructional group.

*Participants should bring a device capable of accessing digital documents via the internet (Chromebooks have difficulty accessing UCM Guest Wifi). Access to the internet will be provided via UCM Guest Wifi access.

3. MTDS Mastering - Mentoring of Beginning Teachers

Program: RPDC - Central

Location: 9 UCM University Union (Warrensburg, MO) [map]

Audience: Mentoring Teachers

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

For Mentors of Beginning teachers in the BTAP 1 Program

This program offers learning and support for mentor teachers.

Mastering: Mentoring is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System (mo-mtds.net).

This opportunity provides:

Coaching, observation, and feedback training and support
Consultant support
Networking with other mentor teachers
Opportunities to apply newly acquired skills with beginning teachers
Competency-based programming

Mastering: Mentoring emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies:

I. Professional: Communicates Professionally; Develops and applies coaching conversation skills while mentoring aspiring/preparing/emerging teacher

II. 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

Lunch Provided

4. SW-PBS Tier 2 - Advanced Phase (Cohort 1)

Program: RPDC - Central

Location: 9 University of Central Missouri (Warrensburg, MO) [map]

Audience: Building administrator & at least 2 additional staff members w/expertise and/or interest in specialized behavior support

Dates: 9/14/2021 to 2/15/2022

MO SW-PBS will host 4 full-day training workshops for teams that have effectively developed a Tier 2 system of support and have successfully implemented one Tier 2 Social Behavioral Intervention. Tier 2 Advanced Systems training will focus on using End-of-Year data from previous year, school outcomes from pilot intervention, Intervention Essential Features document and rubric use and quality, development/evaluation of Tier 2 handbook, and new tools and assessments required for continued, sustainable implementation of Tier 2 practices.

Additional days will focus on development and implementation of additional Tier 2 Interventions. Student Self-Monitoring Intervention Training: This training will help teams implement Self-Monitoring Intervention for students whose function of behavior is related to avoidance (attention and task). Teams will learn how to use Self-Monitoring as a fading procedure or modification for SSIG and CICO, as well as its use in generalization and maintenance of target behaviors.

Social Skills Intervention Groups: This training is for teams interested in learning to implement a Tier 2, group-oriented social, emotional, and behavioral skills instructional group.

*Participants should bring a device capable of accessing digital documents via the internet (Chromebooks have difficulty accessing UCM Guest Wifi). Access to the internet will be provided via UCM Guest Wifi access.

5. MTDS Developing I - Teacher Academy

Program: RPDC - Central

Location: 9 UCM University Union (Warrensburg, MO) [map]

Audience: A current classroom teacher with 3 years of classroom experience - A teacher with demonstrated classroom effectiveness - A teacher with a commitment to sustained professional growth

Dates: 9/15/2021 to 5/11/2022

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 topics such as student engagement, instructional strategies, and reflection on practices - all aligned with the Missouri State Teacher Standards. Fellows will complete a personal project which involves action research.

Participation includes monthly regional meetings August to May and two Statewide meetings in September and January. State meetings are facilitated by John Antonetti, noted researcher and author. All participants receive a complimentary copy of his book, "17,000 Classroom Visits Can't Be Wrong.”

You must register separately for the Statewide meetings in September and January.

Scholarships are available.

Lunch will be provided.

6. MTDS Developing II - Teacher Academy Graduates

Program: RPDC - Central

Location: 9 UCM University Union (Warrensburg, MO) [map]

Audience: Previous Participants of Teachers Academy

Dates: 9/16/2021 to 4/5/2022

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

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

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

You must register separately for the Statewide meeting on September 16, 2021.

Lunch provided.

7. MTDS Emerging I - Beginning Teacher Assistance Program I

Program: RPDC - Central

Location: 9 UCM University Union (Warrensburg, MO) [map]

Audience: 1st Year Teachers

Dates: 9/23/2021 to 5/4/2022

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.

Lunch Provided.

8. SW-PBS Tier 1 Emerging Advanced Phase Training

Program: RPDC - Central

Location: 9 University of Central Missouri (Warrensburg, MO) [map]

Audience: Building Administrator and at least two Tier 1 Team members

Dates: 9/23/2021 to 2/22/2022

Missouri School-Wide Positive Behavior Supports will be hosting four training sessions for school teams that have completed the first two years of training. Content will emphasize the Eight Effective Classroom Practices, using data for quality decision making and sustainability of the process. All aspects of the Essential Components of SW-PBS will be reviewed and analyzed as a part of this implementation process. Teams will begin to prepare for the transition to Tier 2 interventions. These sessions are for current Tier 1 Emerging Advanced teams only.

Outcomes for the sessions include:
** Engage staff in renewing ongoing commitment to a positive, proactive and instructional approach to discipline.
** Create a system for monitoring staff-managed behavior to facilitate planning, teaching, and development of intervention efforts.
** Selectively use the classroom practice, activity sequencing and choice, as needed to maintain student engagement.
** Describe the ABC's and function of behavior.
** Identify the specific behaviors of the 7 phases of the Acting Out cycle and identify environmental supports that can be provided to intervene early in the acting out cycle.
** Identify alternatives to suspensions and expulsion.
** Formatively evaluate implementation of Effective Classroom Practices.
** Assess readiness for Tier 2 with faculty and staff.
** Use effective action planning to guide and monitor development and implementation tasks.

*Participants should bring a device capable of accessing digital documents via the internet (Chromebooks have difficulty accessing UCM Guest Wifi). Access to the internet will be provided via UCM Guest Wifi access.

9. SW-PBS Tier 3 Foundations

Program: RPDC - Central

Location: 9 Central RPDC (Warrensburg, MO) [map]

Audience: Building Administrator and at least 2 staff members with expertise and/or interest in specialized behavior support

Dates: 9/28/2021 to 2/17/2022

Missouri School-Wide Positive Behavior Supports will be hosting Tier 3 training designed for SW-PBS school teams that have demonstrated readiness to develop a Tier 3 system of individualized support. School teams build on the established school-wide system to develop an efficient process to serve high-risk students.

Outcomes for these sessions are:
** Purposes of a Tier 3 team
** Establishing data decision rules for student identification
** Conducting a functional behavioral assessment (FBA)
** Using FBA data to develop and implement a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP)
** Monitoring and evaluating student progress


*Participants should bring a device capable of accessing digital documents via the internet (Chromebooks have difficulty accessing UCM Guest Wifi). Access to the internet will be provided via UCM Guest Wifi access.

Aligns with and supports Missouri Teacher Standards: Standard #2, Quality Indicator 1,#5, Quality Indicator 1, #7, Quality Indicator 6, #8, Quality Indicator 2.
Leader Standards: #1, Quality Indicator 1; #2, Quality Indicator 1; #4, Quality Indicator 1, 2.

10. LETRS: Language Essentials for Teaching Reading and Spelling - Volume 1

Program: RPDC - Central

Location: 9 Central RPDC (Warrensburg, MO) [map]

Audience: Elementary K-5 Teachers, Title Reading Teachers, Special Education or Interventionists, & Administrators

Dates: 11/16/2021 to 5/17/2022

Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. LETRS is NOT a program. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. Instruction is a mixture of 4 face-to-face learning sessions through structured modules and 4 units of online videos including examples of effective classroom instruction.

Sessions Include
VIRTUAL 2-Hour Launch Session: Overview and first assignment
Face-to-Face Sessions:
Session 1 - The Challenge of Learning to Read
Session 2 - The Speech Sounds of English
Session 3 - Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, & Spelling
Session 4 - Advanced Decoding, Spelling, & Word Recognition

The registration fee for all dates does NOT include the materials fee of $349 paid separately to Lexia Learning. (1-800-547-6747 ext. 5136) or go to https://store.voyagersopris.com/letrs/ Participants in this group must acquire LETRS materials prior to the first face-to-face session. If unsure how/where to purchase call 660-543-4735 for that information or email manz@ucmo.edu.

Lunch will be provided.

11. Women in Education Leadership Roles

Program: RPDC - Central

Location: 9 Central RPDC (Warrensburg, MO) [map]

Audience: K-12 Women Educators & Leaders

Dates: 11/18/2021 to 1/12/2022

Despite all the gains women have made, they are still underrepresented as a whole in educational leadership positions. This 2-day workshop is for women educators who are interested in moving into leadership roles in education. Whether it be department chair, principal, director, or superintendent of schools. Come and network with aspiring leaders and current leaders in education in this area who just happen to be some really awesome chicks!

Lunch will be provided.

12. Specially Designed Instruction (Virtual Training)

Program: RPDC - Central

Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

Audience: SPED Teachers, Directors, Process Coordinators and Administrators

Dates: 11/30/2021

Starting Today
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 it is intended to serve, and many other aspects.

13. VIRTUAL Grant Information & Planning Session

Program: RPDC - Central

Location: 9 Central RPDC (Warrensburg, MO) [map]

Audience: Superintendents, principals, grant writers, teachers, etc.

Dates: 12/3/2021

Starting Soon
Join this ZOOM meeting with our MTDS Specialist for the Grant Information & Planning Session. This will be a great benefit to your District.

For District Personnel Writing
** Grow Your Own OR
** Recruitment & Retention Grants

14. Intellectual Disability- In Depth Look into Quality Eligibility Determination

Program: RPDC - Central

Location: Virtual (any place, MO)

Audience: Special Education Directors, General Administrators, Special Process Coordinators, Special Education Teachers, School Psychologists and Testing Diagnosticians.

Dates: 12/10/2021

Guiding evaluation teams as they make quality eligibility determinations is a critical function of any district's special education leadership. Please join these three 2 hour virtual presentations as each focuses on the specific compliance indicators for SLD, OHI and ID determinations. These half day, virtual seminars will help special education staff understand the rationale behind the compliance indicators, review what's new in each area; provide necessary examples as teams develop knowledge of writing compliant evaluation reports for these 3 specific areas. You can sign up for one, two or all. However, you will need to register for each event separately.

-Friday, October 1st- 9:00-11:00 AM Learning Disabilities - In Depth Look into Quality Eligibility Determination

-Friday, November 5th-9:00-11:00 AM Other Health Impairment- In Depth Look into Quality Eligibility Determination

-Friday, December 10th- 9:00-11:00 AM Intellectual Disability- In Depth Look into Quality Eligibility Determination

15. VIRTUAL - Progress Monitoring Through Quality Data Collection

Program: RPDC - Central

Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

Audience: SPED Teachers, Directors, Process Coordinators and Administrators

Dates: 12/13/2021

Data collection is crucial for monitoring the progress of any student receiving academic or behavioral intervention in the general education or special education classroom. However, data collection is often a 'weak link' in the classroom, even though the Endrew F. vs. Douglas County School District ruling in the Supreme Court has highlighted the responsibility of educators to keep good data. This workshop is designed for general and special education teachers and school administrators who want to set clear goals for student improvement, collect the right kind and amount of data to document the effectiveness of student instruction, select data collection tools/forms with confidence, and determine progress on IEP goals.

16. Components of Effective Literacy Series

Program: RPDC - Central

Location: 9 Central RPDC (Warrensburg, MO) [map]

Audience: Special Education and General Education Teachers

Dates: 1/7/2022 to 4/4/2022

This series is for special education and regular education teachers. It is comprised of seven modules anchored in the science of reading. Each module addresses different elements skilled readers need to possess as well as the instructional components to produce success in reading. The series must be completed sequentially beginning with module one.

Breakfast and Registration will begin at 8:30am with the presentation starting at 9:00am. Lunch will be provided except for the March 7th half day.

17. Social & Emotional Learning for All: Assertiveness

Program: RPDC - Central

Location: 9 Central RPDC (Warrensburg, MO) [map]

Audience: SPED Teachers, Directors, Process Coordinators and Administrators

Dates: 1/10/2022 to 2/14/2022

MSIP-6 requires addressing the emotional needs of students as well as the academic needs. Schools will be required to provide evidence that they are implementing strategies to support social and emotional learning for their students. The Social and Emotional Learning for All is a methodology that is research and evidenced based to support students in learning the social and emotional competencies that are necessary for students to be successful both while in school and post high school. This session designed for teams from a district or an individual to teach assertiveness, which is, defined as even when it's difficult, expressing your wants, needs, and thoughts while respecting others. It is not just a special education initiative; it is designed for all students grades K-12.

Breakfast and Registration begin at 8:30am with the presentation starting at 9:00am.
Lunch will be provided.

18. Developing Assessment Capable Learners (DACL)

Program: RPDC - Central

Location: 9 Central RPDC (Warrensburg, MO) [map]

Audience: Special Education Teachers, Directors, Process Coordinators, and Administrators

Dates: 1/19/2022

Developing Assessment Capable Learners (DACL) is an effective teaching/learning practice with a very high effect size in student achievement. DACL training shows educators how to become an assessment capable learner can benefits students, the ways in which teachers can help students to become assessment capable, teaching tools that encourage assessment capable learning, and examples of what assessment capable learners do and how they describe their learning process.

Morning Refreshments and Registration will begin at 8:30 am with the presentation starting at 9:00 am. Lunch will be provided.

19. Section 504 Training

Program: RPDC - Central

Location: 9 UCM University Union (Warrensburg, MO) [map]

Audience: Gen Ed & SpEd Teachers, Directors, 504 & Process Coordinators, Administrators

Dates: 2/1/2022

New
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 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 complaint 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 begin a 8:30 am with the presentation starting at 9 am.

20. Standard-Based IEPs on Essential Elements

Program: RPDC - Central

Location: 9 Central RPDC (Warrensburg, MO) [map]

Audience: New & Exper. Examiners, Para Examiners, Process Coord & Admin. who have previously trained on required Modules

Dates: 2/3/2022

This training offers participants the opportunity to understand the 8 major components of the Standard-Based IEP process for students who take the MAP-A. Participants will develop an awareness of the process required to construct a present level using the Essential Elements from the Claims and Conceptual Areas of the MAP-A. Participants will practice how to write SMART Standard-Based IEP goals and how to develop an IEP using Essential Elements.

Please bring:
-- A copy of the Essential Elements or a device to access the internet.
-- A copy of a Student IEP

Morning Refreshments and Registration will begin at 8:30 am with the presentation starting at 9:00 am. Lunch will be provided.

21. Social & Emotional Learning for All: Self-Regulation

Program: RPDC - Central

Location: 9 Central RPDC (Warrensburg, MO) [map]

Audience: SPED Teachers, Directors, Process Coordinators and Administrators

Dates: 2/7/2022 to 2/28/2022

MSIP-6 requires addressing the emotional needs of students as well as the academic needs. Schools will be required to provide evidence that they are implementing strategies to support social and emotional learning for their students. The Social and Emotional Learning for All is a methodology that is research and evidenced based to support students in learning the social and emotional competencies that are necessary for students to be successful both while in school and post high school. This session designed for teams from a district or an individual to teach self-regulation which is defined as a proactive, self-directed process for attaining goals, learning skills, and accomplishing tasks. It is not just a special education initiative; it is designed for all students grades K-12.
Registration and Breakfast 8:30 am with Presentation beginning at 9:00 am. Lunch will be provided.

22. MTDS: Grow Your Own (GYO) Cohort

Program: RPDC - Central

Location: 9 Central RPDC (Warrensburg, MO) [map]

Audience: Teams from districts that might include superintendents, principals, grant writers, teachers, etc.

Dates: 2/9/2022 to 4/13/2022

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.

23. Developing Effective Literacy - VIRTUAL Training

Program: RPDC - Central

Location: Virtual (any place, MO)

Audience: SpEd Teachers, Directors, Process Coordinators and Administrators

Dates: 2/16/2022 to 4/12/2022

This will be a VIRTUAL training. It's module focuses on the science of reading through seven separate modules, each section of the 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 delve into "what works” and provide hands-on application for preventing reading difficulties and intervening effectively to close the gap for struggling students.

24. Social & Emotional Learning for All: Self-Efficacy

Program: RPDC - Central

Location: 9 Central RPDC (Warrensburg, MO) [map]

Audience: SPED Teachers, Directors, Process Coordinators and Administrators

Dates: 2/23/2022 to 3/16/2022

MSIP-6 requires addressing the emotional needs of students as well as the academic needs. Schools will be required to provide evidence that they are implementing strategies to support social and emotional learning for their students. The Social and Emotional Learning for All is a methodology that is research and evidenced based to support students in learning the social and emotional competencies that are necessary for students to be successful both while in school and post high school. This session designed for teams from a district or an individual to teach self-efficacy, which is defined as an individual's perceptions about his or her capabilities to perform at an expected level, achieve goals, and complete moderately challenging, tasks. It is not just a special education initiative; it is designed for all students grades K-12.

Breakfast and Registration will begin at 8:30am with the Presentation starting at 9:00am.

Lunch will be provided.

25. Writing Quality IEP's

Program: RPDC - Central

Location: 9 Central RPDC (Warrensburg, MO) [map]

Audience: SPED Teachers, Directors, and Process Coordinators

Dates: 3/21/2022

This presentation is being offered on two different dates. Please pick the date that best works with your schedule. 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. Breakfast and registration will be from 8:30-9:00 with content beginning at 9:00.

Lunch will be on your own.

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

Program: RPDC - Central

Location: 9 Central RPDC (Warrensburg, MO) [map]

Audience: SpEd Teachers, SpEd Coordinators, Process Coordinators, LEA Representatives

Dates: 3/23/2022

Standards Based IEP training takes the participant 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.

Registration and breakfast will begin at 8:30 am with the presentation starting at 9:00 am. Lunch will be provided.

27. Beginning Teacher Conference

Program: RPDC - Central

Location: 9 UCM University Union (Warrensburg, MO) [map]

Audience: 1st & 2nd Year Teachers

Dates: 3/29/2022

This workshop is intended to support beginning teachers as they embark on their professional journey in the teaching world.

Morning refreshments and registration begin at 8:30 am. Workshop begins at 9:00 am. Lunch is on your own.