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1. MTDS Emerging II (BTAP 2)

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: Any teacher who has completed a Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (year 1) in Missouri

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

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.

•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. MTDS Emerging II (BTAP 2) - Grandview

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: Grandview CO (Grandview,, MO)

Audience: Any teacher who has completed a Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (year 1) in Missouri

Dates: 8/5/2021 to 5/10/2022

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*

3. MTDS Mastering: Mentoring - Grandview

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: Grandview CO (Grandview,, MO)

Audience: This program is for the first-year teacher and their mentors.

Dates: 9/2/2021 to 5/5/2022

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)

4. MTDS Developing I: Teacher Academy

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: This program is for teachers with at least 3 years of full-time classroom experience. Application is required and may be obtained from Kat Nicolaus. Please email your request to nicolausk@umkc.edu.

Dates: 9/15/2021 to 4/21/2022

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 includes 2 full-day statewide meetings with other Teacher Academy Fellow from across the state, one in September and one in January, These meetings are held at Lake of the Ozarks and are facilitated by noted researcher and author John Antonetti. All participants receive a complimentary copy of his book, "17,000 Classroom Visits Can't Be Wrong.

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.**

5. MTDS Developing II: Teacher Academy Graduates

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Dates: 9/16/2021 to 3/17/2022

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 by September 16, 2021.

6. Special Education New Teachers Academy

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: 1st and 2nd Year Special Education Teachers

Dates: 9/16/2021 to 3/15/2022

This program is not part of the MTDS system and it does not meet BTAP requirements.


This 4 part series is directed towards 1st and second-year teachers in special education. We will focus on a special education hot topic per session, along with allowing time for participants to collaborate, gain ideas from one another and make new connections! Hot topics and meeting dates are below

09/16: Special Education Process: As a result of this training, participants will have a basic understanding of special education laws that focus on the implementation of the special education process, which is the process used for referring students for evaluation, finding children eligible for services, establishing an Individualized Education Program for them, and continued review of services and progress of and for the child. This training will be virtual: to access zoom link please register: https://umsystem.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEvf-GorD8rG90cHGXk5Q5wESC7Fha5v6X8

11/18: Writing Quality Individualized Education Plans (IEP): As a result of this training, participants will know the best practices in preparing for an IEP meeting, be able to write present level of academic achievement and functional performance, write SMART goals related to the students' needs and understand all components of the IEP

01/18: Progress Monitoring and Data Collection: As a result of this training, participants will be able to understand progress monitoring, the purpose of data collection and how it impacts your instructional practices.

03/15: Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP): As a result of this training, participants will learn how to conduct formal and informal functional behavior assessments and translating the data to a behavior intervention plan.

7. MTDS Emerging I (BTAP 1) - Grandview

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: Grandview CO (Grandview, MO)

Audience: This program is for the first-year teacher and their mentors.

Dates: 9/22/2021 to 4/20/2022

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

8. MTDS Emerging I (BTAP 1)

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: Teachers in their first full year of teaching. This program meets the MO DESE BTAP certification standards for first year teachers.

Dates: 9/29/2021 to 4/27/2022

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

9. MTDS: Regional Grant Information & Planning Sessions

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: School district administrators, staff, or teachers who are preparing the Grow Your Own or Teacher Retention Grants, or Higher Education grant applicants.

Dates: 11/10/2021

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is offering Teacher Recruitment and Retention Grants from the state's allocation of the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds. The Missouri Teacher Development System (mo-mtds.net) Teacher Development Specialists (TDS) within Missouri's RPDC network are hosting to support grant applicants with planning and submission support.

This regional information and planning session includes:

Grant Information

•Why are the grants being offered?

•What do we need to know about the grants?

Grant Planning

•How do we write a grant plan?

•What should we include in our grant plans?

Grant Resources

•What technical assistance is available to support these grants?

•Who can help us implement the grants?


$7 Per Participant-Union Station charges a per car parking rate to park in the West Garage that isn't affiliated with with the Center”

Note: Offering the same workshop 2 other times- 9/24/21 & 10/5/21 . Registration for each session is independent.

10. MTDS: Region 3 Grow Your Own (GYO) Cohort

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Audience: This is intended to be a cohort experience, like Teacher Academy or BTAP.

Dates: 1/13/2022 to 4/26/2022

This cohort is designed as an active collaborative regional cohort to connect district GYO program designers/facilitators across the region and to promote resource/information sharing. It will 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), Kat Nicolaus, will be hosting and facilitating the 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.

NOTE: This is intended to be a cohort experience, like Teacher Academy or BTAP. Participants sign up for the cohort and are enrolled in all three of the dates.