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1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. (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.

5. (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

6. Special Education Compliance Network- KC Region Register HERE (Jackson, Platte, Cass and Clay County Schools)

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: 1st and 2nd year Special Education Directors

Dates: 9/13/2021 to 4/19/2022

*Enroll through your Region's Professional Development Center

Join us for quarterly for a more in-depth look on topics that impact New Special Education Directors.
* Writing Compliant Evaluation Reports/ IEP alignment
*Tiered Monitoring/File Reviews/Timelines
*Hot Topics, End of the Year Deadlines, Data-driven decision making

Additionally members of the group will have input into topics of Interest. Time will be allowed for collaboration and problem solving.


Please note the first and last meeting location is in EmPowerU, St. Joseph, MO

7. Special Education Directors Network: Staying in Compliance

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: Varies (Varies, MO)

Audience: 1st & 2nd Year SPED Directors

Dates: 9/13/2021 to 4/19/2022

Northwest RPDC and Kansas City RPDC Centers are sponsoring this four-day network. Two sessions will be held in St. Joseph and two sessions will be held in Kansas City.

Join us quarterly for a more in-depth look on topics that impact New Special Education Directors. Time will be allowed for collaborating and problem solving on issues of concern.

* Understanding the Standards and Indicators Manual/Understanding Your district's Special Education Profile
* Eligibility Determination with Emphasis on OHI/ Writing Compliant Evaluation Reports
* Tiered Monitoring/File Reviews/Timelines
* Hot Topics, End of the Year Deadlines, Data-driven decision making
* Additional topics of interest


Sessions will be held in St. Joseph and Kansas City

Presenters: Bailey Tenneson, KC-RPDC and Lauren Struthers, NW-RPDC
Lunch on your own
Optional graduate available

8. (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

9. 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. This will be in person

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. TBD on platform of training

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.TBD on platform of training

10. 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

11. 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

12. 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.

13. Special Education Teacher Network

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: ECSE & K-12 SPED teachers or directors

Dates: 10/4/2021 to 5/2/2022

This teacher network provides special education teachers the opportunity to stay current on DESE compliance updates and effective practices for instruction. This network will focus on the following topics which will include some additions based on participant needs.

> Writing effective present levels and student goal setting
> Preparing students for real-life transitions
> Evidence based/research based instructional strategies
> Differentiating for these hard to reach and teach students
> DESE Compliance Updates and Form Following Processes
> Linking resources and programs to struggling students

Lunch will be provided

Optional graduate available

14. (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.

15. MAP-A for Experienced Test Administrators

Program: RPDC - South Central

Location: 6 S&T Phelps Health Annex E209 Conference Room (Rolla, MO) [map]

Audience: Teachers and administrators previously trained on the administration of MAP-A

Dates: 10/15/2021

(As a follow-up or in lieu of the DESE webinar) 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 choosing 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.

If you attend a workshop for which you have not registered, a late fee will apply.

Lunch will NOT be provided.

All participants are required to bring and wear a face covering while attending this workshop.

16. 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.

17. Specially Designed Instruction

Program: RPDC - South Central

Location: 6 S&T Phelps Health Annex E101 Seminar Room (Rolla, MO) [map]

Audience: General and Special Education Teachers

Dates: 10/20/2021

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.

If you attend a workshop for which you have not registered, a late fee will apply.

Lunch will be provided. Please notify us of any dietary restrictions at least seven (7) days in advance.


Face coverings are encouraged when social distancing is not possible.

18. 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.

19. Developing Quality IEPs

Program: RPDC - South Central

Location: 6 S&T Phelps Health Annex E101 Seminar Room (Rolla, MO) [map]

Audience: Special Education Teachers, Process Coordinators, and Directors

Dates: 10/25/2021

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. Information shared will be appropriate for all grade levels of Special Education teachers, process coordinators, and directors.

If you are attending a workshop for which you have not registered, a late fee will be applied.

Lunch will be provided. Please notify us of any dietary restrictions at least seven (7) days in advance.

Face coverings are encouraged when social distancing is not possible.

20. Special Education Compliance Boot Camp

Program: RPDC - South Central

Location: 6 S&T Phelps Health Annex E101 Seminar Room (Rolla, MO) [map]

Audience: Process Coordinators and Directors

Dates: 11/22/2021

This workshop focuses on the areas of most common noncompliance including, but not limited to, discipline, IEP development, and evaluations/reevaluations. Provides hands-on training using the model forms, the Standards and Indicators, and State Plan for Special Education.

If you are attending a workshop for which you have not registered, a late fee will be applied.

Lunch will be provided. Please notify us of any dietary restrictions at least seven (7) days in advance.

Face coverings are encouraged when social distancing is not possible.

21. 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.

22. Special Education Process-Virtual Training

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: Special Education/General Education Teachers, Administrators, Process Coordinators and Related Service Providers

Dates: 12/2/2021

Starting Soon
As a result of this virtual 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.

23. Instructional Strategies for Paraprofessionals-AM Virtual Training

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Audience: PK-12 instructional aides/paraprofessionals

Dates: 12/6/2021

Starting Soon
This training is designed for instructional aides and/or paraprofessional and is one of a series of 5 options available for professional learning.

This training session will address key factors and information needed to be successful in working with students with special needs. This session will specifically focus on implementing instructional strategies within the special education and/or general education setting. The paraprofessional will learn about process and communication with the teacher regarding student progress and his/her needs. It will include information on how to take data, and note student progress (or lack there of), as well as organizing learning experiences for students.

This is 1 hour of para training and will count towards part of the mandated requirement for the year.

Cost: $20 (KCRPDC member districts) and $35 (non-member districts)

24. Instructional Strategies for Paraprofessionals-PM Virtual Training

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

Audience: PK-12 instructional aides/paraprofessionals

Dates: 12/6/2021

Starting Soon
This training is designed for instructional aides and/or paraprofessional and is one of a series of 5 options available for professional learning.

This training session will address key factors and information needed to be successful in working with students with special needs. This session will specifically focus on implementing instructional strategies within the special education and/or general education setting. The paraprofessional will learn about process and communication with the teacher regarding student progress and his/her needs. It will include information on how to take data, and note student progress (or lack there of), as well as organizing learning experiences for students.

This is 1 hour of para training and will count towards part of the mandated requirement for the year.

Cost: $20 (KCRPDC member districts) and $35 (non-member districts)

25. Special Education Discipline 102: Beyond the Basics

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

Dates: 12/8/2021

The discipline of students with disabilities frequently leads to litigation and OCR complaints. This presentation will take a deep dive into the discipline process and examine tricky discipline issues to provide practical guidance and a solid understanding of how the legal requirements play out in everyday discipline scenarios to help schools minimize and limit liability. From conducting manifestation determination meetings to the services provided following a suspension, this presentation will go beyond the basics of the discipline process for students with disabilities.

26. 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

27. New Teacher Academy-Special Education Compliance Boot Camp

Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

Location: MOREnet Conference Room, Stadium Shoppes (Columbia, MO)

Dates: 12/10/2021

Closed
Are you or will you be a first year Special Education Teacher? Do you have little to no idea where or how to even begin the paperwork? Are you a special Education Teacher looking for a refresher of the special education process and paperwork? If you answered YES to any of these questions then the Special Education Compliance Boot Camp is for YOU! This 3 part course will explore the different areas of disabilities, as well as the Special Education process. Topics covered: *Parent vs. District requests for Evaluation *Understanding the 16 categorical disabilities *Completing Special Education paperwork *Special Education timelines *Writing present levels *Writing SMART goals *Choosing appropriate accommodations and modifications And MUCH more!

28. 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.

29. Special Education Compliance Connection: Doniphan

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Location: See Below (Kirksville, MO)

Dates: 12/14/2021

New
In person meeting to review DESE Special Education Compliance updates, hot topics and an opportunity to network with regional Special Education Directors. We will be meeting at the Current River Career Center located at 302 East Spring Street, Doniphan, MO.

30. Special Education Compliance Connection: Pemiscot County Special School District

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Location: See Below (Kirksville, MO)

Dates: 12/15/2021

New
In person meeting to review DESE Special Education Compliance updates, hot topics and an opportunity to network with regional Special Education Directors. We will be meeting at Pemiscot County Special School District 1317 West Highway 84, Hayti, MO 63851 for this meeting.

31. Special Education Compliance Connection: Southeast RPDC, Cape Girardeau

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Location: See Below (Kirksville, MO)

Dates: 12/16/2021

New
In person meeting to review DESE Special Education Compliance updates, hot topics and an opportunity to network with regional Special Education Directors. We will be meeting at the Southeast RPDC, 920 Broadway, Cape Girardeau, MO.

32. 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.

33. 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.

34. Special Education Part C-to-B Transition

Program: RPDC - South Central

Location: 6 S&T Phelps Health Annex E101 Seminar Room (Rolla, MO) [map]

Audience: ECSE Special Education Teachers, First Steps Providers, EC Administrators, Related Service Providers, Process Coordinators, and Directors

Dates: 1/11/2022

This workshop is provided to assist public agencies to prepare for the smooth transition of children served in First Steps to the ECSE program. The training focuses on compliance requirements including timelines for evaluation and IEP development.

A late fee will be applied if you have NOT registered.

Lunch will NOT be provided.

Face coverings are encouraged when social distancing is not possible.

35. Specially Designed Instruction

Program: RPDC - Northeast

Location: 4 Virtual (Internet, MO)

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

DATES: Wednesday, January 12, and Tuesday, January 18, 2022

TIME: 8:30-11:30am

LOCATION: Virtual via Zoom
[The Zoom link will be e-mailed to registered participants on 1/7.]

COST: Free

Special education means specially designed instruction--at no cost to the parents--to meet the unique educational 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 and who it is intended to serve, as well as many other aspects. In this two-session workshop, participants will receive an in-depth explanation of this Module.

This workshop supports Missouri Teacher Standard #2: Teaching and Learning; and Standard #5: Creating a Positive Classroom Learning Environment.

36. *Special Education Compliance Academy: Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)

Program: RPDC - Northeast

Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

Dates: 1/20/2022

DATE: Thursday, January 20, 2022

TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

LOCATION: Truman State University TBA

COST: $60 - includes Morning refreshments and Lunch

This workshop will explore the categorical disability of the Young Child with a Developmental Delay (YCDD) and the Early Childhood Special Education program (ECSE) which serves these students. This topic will be approached through exploration of the Standards and Indicators and resources on the DESE website, such as vetted power points and Frequently Asked Questions.

37. Transition Academy (2 days)

Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

Location: University of Missouri - Columbia (Columbia, MO)

Dates: 1/21/2022 to 1/28/2022

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The Transition Academy is designed to help educators plan for college and career readiness and positive postsecondary outcomes for students with an IEP. The components to be addressed during the academy are Indicator 13, the transition compliance portion of the student's IEP, how to plan for post-secondary outcomes and the framework and practice of how to include self-determination strategies and skills during instruction. Specific components provided in greater detail will be Transition Assessments and services and to teach students to participate in the planning process of their future! (Attendees must attend both days of Transition Academy) Intended audience: ALL educators, both general and special education, transition/work experience coordinators, administrators.

38. 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

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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.

39. Specially Designed Instruction

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: Special Education Teachers, Coordinators, Administrators

Dates: 2/2/2022

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 that instruction looks like, who it is intended to serve, and many other aspects.

The training will begin at 9:00a.m. (registration will open at 8:30). Please be prepared to following the guidelines for face coverings as are required in Kansas City per the Mayor or Jackson County.

40. 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.

41. *Special Education Compliance Academy: Exploring the Missouri State Plan in Relation to the Standards and Indicators

Program: RPDC - Northeast

Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

Dates: 2/17/2022

DATE: Thursday, February 17, 2022

TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

LOCATION: Truman State University TBA

COST: $60 - Morning refreshments and Lunch included

Please join us in a discussion regarding the Missouri State Plan and the Missouri Standards and Indicators. Emphasis will be given to recent changes and the effect on Evaluation and the IEP process.

Please bring a copy of both documents for reference.

42. 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.

43. 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.

44. Special Education Discipline: The Basics and Beyond

Program: RPDC - South Central

Location: 6 Rolla Middle School Auditorium (Rolla, MO)

Audience: Special education professionals, administrators, or any school professional.

Dates: 3/8/2022

Students with disabilities are afforded additional protections related to school discipline. Both the IDEA and Section 504 grant procedural rights to students that schools must follow before or when a disciplinary change of placement occurs. For special education professionals, administrators, or any school professional, this presentation, led by school attorney Betsey Helfrich, will examine the federal and Missouri requirements regarding discipline and starts by going back to the basics to provide a deeper understanding of the applicable rules to follow and practical guidance to help implement the law.

This presentation will then take a deep dive into the discipline process and examine tricky discipline issues to provide practical guidance and a solid understanding of how the legal requirements play out in everyday discipline scenarios to help schools minimize and limit liability. From conducting manifestation determination meetings to the services provided following a suspension, this presentation will answer your biggest questions regarding the discipline of students with disabilities.

Lunch is on your own.

Face coverings are encouraged when social distancing is not possible.

45. *Special Education Compliance Academy: Exploring the Special Education Profile

Program: RPDC - Northeast

Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

Dates: 3/17/2022

DATE: Thursday, March 17, 2022

TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

LOCATION: Truman State University TBA

COST: $60 - Morning refreshments and Lunch included

Each year districts receive their District Special Education Profile and attempt to decipher the information in this document. Please join us as we look at the document in relation to guiding documents on the DESE website and discover how the Profile may be used to identify strengths and weaknesses, as well as facilitate long-term planning for your program.

46. 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.

47. Part C-B Transition

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Audience: ECSE Teachers, First Steps Providers, Special Education Directors, Administrators, Process Coordinators and Related Service Providers

Dates: 3/23/2022

In this session, we will assist public agencies in preparing for the smooth transition of children served in First Steps to the Early Childhood Special Education Program. It will focus on compliance requirements including timelines for evaluation and IEP development.

48. *Special Education Compliance Academy: Cohort 3 Jumpstart

Program: RPDC - Northeast

Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

Dates: 4/21/2022

DATE: Thursday, April 21, 2022

TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

LOCATION: TBA

COST: $60 - Lunch included

Please join us as we get a head start on preparing for Cohort 3 File Review. Goals of this workshop will be to help you determine what is expected of you throughout the file review, what to look for in files that you will submit, and how to move forward as you prepare the file you are working on during the fall of the 2022-2023 school year.

In order to prepare for the review, please bring a sample file to go through in regard to what will be expected in the file review submitted to DESE.

49. A Morning of Special Ed Law with Shellie Guin, Partner of Guin-Mundorf, LLC.

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5 Troester Media Center (St. Joseph, MO) [map]

Audience: Special Education Teachers and Directors

Dates: 4/22/2022

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Sponsored by North Central, Northwest Local Administrators of Special Education (LASE) and Northwest RPDC

Shellie Guin has over 20 years experience practicing in the areas of educational law. She has successfully defended school districts against a variety of claims, both in state and federal court on a wide variety of topics including, IDEA, 504, student discipline and FERPA. Plan to spend the morning with this highly entertaining attorney and have your questions and concerns answered in regards to Special Education Law.