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1. *Developing Quality IEPs - Moberly Location

Program: RPDC - Northeast

Location: 4 Moberly School District (Moberly, MO)

Dates: 8/26/2019

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DATE: Monday, August 26, 2019

TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

LOCATION: Moberly Area Technical Center (1623 Gratz Brown Rd., Moberly)

COST: $30 - Lunch is on your own

This workshop is designed for teachers who are relatively new to Special Education. It will take participants from the process of preparing the parent/guardian for an IEP to creating a compliant IEP that is designed to meet the individual needs of a special education student. This workshop utilizes the Missouri state model IEP forms.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Participants are asked to please bring a copy of an IEP to get the most from this workshop.

This workshop is recommended for all educators (general ed, special ed, administrators) who teach students with disabilities in inclusive classrooms.

This workshop must have at least 5 enrolled by August 19 or it will be cancelled.

This workshop supports Missouri Teacher Standard #1: Content Knowledge and Perspectives Aligned with Appropriate Instruction; and Standard #2: Teaching and Learning.

2. 2nd Year Special Education Directors or Process Coordinators

Program: RPDC - Central

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

Audience: 2nd Year Special Education Directors and Process Coordinators

Dates: 8/26/2019 to 4/27/2020

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Come join us for monthly meetings held throughout the 2019-2020 school year. During these monthly meetings, we will cover a number of different topics that directly relate to your day-to-day responsibilities. The goal of these meetings will be to keep you current with DESE guidelines, submission due dates and compliance hot topics. Some of our topics will include:

>> Referring students to Missouri Schools for the Severely Disabled
>> Making appropriate and quality eligibility determinations
>> New Compliance Hot Topics
>> Child complaints and how to avoid them
>> Data and Progress Monitoring
>> Understanding MOSIS submissions and your responsibilities
>> Serving homeless, ELL, and gifted special education students

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

3. SW Region MLDS MENTOR Training August 26th (AFTERNOON Session)

Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

Audience: Mentors for New Leaders in the Southwest Region MLDS

Dates: 8/26/2019

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SW Region MLDS MENTOR Training August 26th (Afternoon Session)

SW Region MLDS (Missouri Leadership Development System) Mentors will meet on August 26th ( Monday) at the Park Central Office Building in downtown Springfield starting at 12:30-2:30 p.m. We will be meeting in Room 112 on the first floor.

Mentors will learn about MLDS and updates to the mentoring expectations for working with Emerging Leaders.

Please register so that we may send you a parking code prior to the meeting date.

4. New Special Education Teacher Academy 2019

Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

Dates: 8/27/2019 to 8/28/2019

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This two day academy is designed to take new Special Education Teachers through the entire special education process including progress monitoring, student-led IEPS, quality eligibility determinations, writing quality IEPs, being in compliance with Federal and State regulations, behavior management strategies, hot topics and much more.

In addition, this academy provides new teachers with a much needed venue to ask questions and find resources in the most challenging year of teaching. Technical assistance will also be provided.

Please note: This training is for first year special education teachers ONLY. The topics covered and added support is a valuable investment for your new special education teachers! Day 1-August 27: Day 2-August 28

The location will be at the Holiday Inn, 2720 N. Glenstone, Springfield, MO. Registration will be at 8:30 am and training will start at 9:00 am. The day will end at 3:00 pm. A light breakfast and lunch will be served. Cost per participant is $100.00 If want to cancel your enrollment, we must be notified 10 days in advance.

5. SW Region MLDS New Leaders Cohort 2019-2020 Makeup Session August 27th

Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

Audience: Principals, Assistant Principals MLDS

Dates: 8/27/2019

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MLDS SW Region New Leaders 2019-2020 Cohort

Attention: New leaders (Principals & Assistant Principals)

Welcome to the SW Regional Missouri Leadership Development System Cohort! Our first regional kick-off meeting (MAKEUP SESSION) will be held August 27th at the Park Central Office Building/MSU downtown Springfield. We will meet in Room 112 on the first floor.

MLDS Emerging Level supports all leaders in their first through third years of the principalship by building leadership capacity through hands-on learning experiences that are practical, and timely.

MLDS is offered at NO-COST. Please plan to join us to learn more about MLDS!

Time: 8:30-1:00 p.m.

Muffins and coffee will be provided and a light lunch will be served.

You will receive a parking code for free parking closer to the date of the meeting. Please Contact Annette Cozort at Acozort@missouristate.edu or Call: 417-836-4097 for more information!

6. *2019-2020 Northeast Teachers' Academy

Program: RPDC - Northeast

Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

Dates: 8/27/2019 to 4/30/2020

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Improving Student Achievement Using Effective Instructional Practices

AN APPLICATION MUST BE COMPLETED TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS ACADEMY. PLEASE CONTACT THE NORTHEAST RPDC FOR AN APPLICATION.

TENTATIVE DATES: August 27 (T), September 18 (W), October 22 (T), November 15 (F), 2019; January 23 (Th), February 25 (T), March 24 (T), April 30 (Th), 2020

TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

LOCATIONS: Truman State University Student Union Building Alumni Room (2105)[fall dates]; TBA[spring dates] *except 9/18 which is State Kick-off at the Lodge of the 4 Seasons and 1/23 which is state winter meeting at the Lodge of the 4 Seasons
*Participants must register for the September and January state meetings separately through DESE at
9/18 - https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=11005&I=3075344 and
1/23 - https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=11005&I=3075356

COST: $500* per participant - Lunch and John Antonetti's book 17,000 Classroom Visits Can't Be Wrong: Strategies That Engage Students, Promote Learning, and Boost Achievement included
*In addition, travel expenses and substitutes will be the responsibility of the school district or individual.

Teachers' Academy is based on the very successful Leadership Academy Program. The Academy focus is centered on student engagement, instructional strategies, and reflection on practices that align with the Missouri State Teacher Standards. The Teachers' Academy is designed to provide participants with an intellectually stimulating opportunity to learn highly effective teaching strategies and collaborate with other highly committed teachers in the region and throughout the state.

7. MO SW-PBS Jumpstart Day for coaches and administrators

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

Location: 2 B105 Assessment Resource Center, 2800 Maguire Blvd, University of MO (Columbia, MO)

Dates: 8/27/2019

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Back to school and back to PBIS! Participant coaches and administrators at any level may join us for this informative overview of what's new with PBIS and to set up a plan for fidelity for the year!

8. School-Wide Positive Behavior Support (SW-PBS) Tier 3 Foundations Teams Training

Program: RPDC - Northeast

Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

Dates: 8/27/2019 to 2/19/2020

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DATES: Tuesday, August 27; Wednesday, October 16; Friday, December 6, 2019; and Wednesday, February 19, 2020

TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

LOCATION: Truman State University: Student Union Building Meeting Room 3202 [8/27,12/6]; Violette Hall 2351 [10/16]; spring TBA

COST: SW-PBS Agreement

Tier 3 training is designed for SW-PBS school teams that have demonstrated readiness to develop a Tier 3 system of individualized support. School teams will build on the established school-wide system to develop an efficient process to serve high-risk students by learning how to conduct a Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) and use the results to develop a basic Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP). Sessions are intended for teams that are new to Tier 3 and/or have limited experience with the FBA-BIP process.

Sessions include instruction for collecting relevant student data using a variety of techniques, interpreting data to determine a competing pathway, identification of function-based intervention strategies, writing behavior goals, and options for monitoring implementation and student progress.

Across four days of training, teams will engage in a guided practice opportunity for conducting a functional assessment and developing an appropriate intervention plan using data from a student in their own setting. Participants will use an evaluation rubric to assess features of their practice FBA-BIP.

Session 1: Tier 3 Overview, Core Team, Professional Learning, and Student Identification
Session 2: Tier 3 Action Plan and FBA (Functional Behavior Assessment) Process
Session 3: Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP) - Part 1
Session 4: Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP) - Part 2

9. SW-PBS Maintenance & Networking

Program: RPDC - Central

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

Audience: Tier 1, 2 and 3 Team Coaches and Administrators

Dates: 8/27/2019

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This session is offered by the SW-PBS Consultants for schools that have completed their training levels (or at least Tier 1). The purpose of this session is to provide information to keep teams, coaches, and administrators up to date on the latest training materials, research, and strategies for SW-PBS Implementation. Information on all tiers will be presented with the main focus on supporting schools for Tier 1 maintenance. Time will also be used for networking and questions.

Target audience: Tier 1, 2 and 3 Team Coaches and administrators. This meeting is not for those currently undergoing Tier 1 Preparation, Emerging or Emerging Advanced training.

10. 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: 8/28/2019 to 4/1/2020

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August 28: 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.

October 23: 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

January 22: 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.

April 1: 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.

Cost: $200 for Non-RPDC Members $160 for RPDC Members

11. Experienced MAP-A

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Location: 1 Southeast Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Cape Girardeau, MO) [map]

Dates: 8/28/2019

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This workshop is for Special Education personnel who have previously been trained to administer the MAP-A. A portion of the training will be spent viewing the MAP-A DESE webinar with your colleagues. The 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. *3 hours for training and 3 hours for planning and instruction(optional)* Lunch will be on your own.

12. Missouri Statewide 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: 8/28/2019 to 4/15/2020

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What is the Program Design?
Teacher Academy is a replication of the very successful Leadership Academy Satellite Program, which has been fundamental in providing professional growth for school leaders. The Academy focus is centered on student engagement, instructional strategies, and reflection on practices that align with the Missouri State Teacher Standards. Teacher Academy is designed to provide participants with an intellectually stimulating opportunity to learn new teaching strategies and collaborate with other highly committed teachers in their region and throughout the state.

Participation requires release days for regional meetings and Statewide Sessions. Tuition, transportation, food and substitutes will be the responsibility of the school or individual.

How are Academy Fellows selected?
Fellows are selected from an application process which requires a short narrative response to a set of questions and a letter of recommendation. Scholarships are available.

Lunch will be provided.

13. PLC Cohort Training - RTI, Day 1A

Program: RPDC - South Central

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

Audience: Administrators and Leadership Team

Dates: 8/28/2019

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This series of four training's will provide opportunities to deepen your collaborative team practices. We will begin with two days on Tier 1 instruction in the classroom followed by one day on Tier 2 and one day on Tier 3 including strategies for enrichment.

Please register for each day separately.

Participation in these series is by invitation only.

FEES ARE COMMUNICATED BY AGREEMENT WITH EACH PARTICIPATING SCHOOL.

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

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

14. Speech-Language Eligibility Criterion

Program: RPDC - Northeast

Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

Dates: 8/28/2019

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DATE: Wednesday, August 28, 2019

TIME: 9:00-11:30am

LOCATION: Truman State University Barnett Hall 2217

COST: Free

This morning workshop will provide an overview and update of the proposed speech-language eligibility criterion changes to the Missouri State Plan. This session will provide background on the collaborative work and rationale for changes resulting from the workgroup of SLPs, special education administrators, DESE, and other stakeholders.

Learning objectives:
1. Participants will be better informed of the proposed eligibility criterion changes.

2. Participants will be able to identify specific changes that will need to be made in local procedures used for speech-language eligibility determinations.

3. Participants will be able to identify resources to assist in eligibility determinations.

15. Speech Implementer Training

Program: RPDC - Northeast

Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

Dates: 8/28/2019

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DATE: Wednesday, August 28, 2019

TIME: 12:30-3:00pm

LOCATION: Truman State University Barnett Hall 2217

COST: Free

This afternoon workshop is for any Local Education Agency (LEA) using the Speech Implementer Model for the 2019-2020 school year. Superintendents, speech implementers, and supervising speech pathologists should attend. Roles and responsibilities of the supervisory speech-language pathologist and speech implementer will be outlined. Specific strategies for facilitation of speech and language goals, service delivery, record-keeping, data-collection methods, generalization strategies, and behavior-management techniques will be covered.

Learning objectives:
1. Participants will be better able to understand the differences between the roles of the speech implementer and the speech-language pathology assistant, as well as understand the roles of the supervising speech-language pathologist.

2. Participants will be able to identify facilitation techniques for student IEP goals, data-collection methods, and other record-keeping.

3. Participants will be able to identify behavior modification techniques and generalization strategies.

16. SWPBS Tier 2 Regional Training

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: Building Administrators, Tier 2 Team Members

Dates: 8/29/2019 to 2/13/2020

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By Invitation Only.
This training will consist of 4 days throughout the school year and is designed for schools who are new to Tier 2. Session 1 - Will focus on foundational knowledge including reviewing key features of Tier 2 systems, intensifying supports for student at-risk, confirming readiness for tier2 at the school level and a review of MO- SWPBS Decision making model. Session 2-Prepares teams to implement function based intervention for at - risk students. This session includes developing a data base process for student identification, gathering and reviewing data, selection appropriate function based intervention, monitoring student response to intervention and making decisions about student's progress based on progress monitoring. Session 3&4-Teams will work toward implementing a research based intervention, The Behavior Education program - Check in / Check -out. Outcomes for these session include, identifying implementation components of CICO, identifying students who would benefit from CICO, develop a system for progress monitoring and determine an exit criteria for students who on CICO.

17. *Beginning Teacher Assistance Program - Level 1: Mentors - Initial Training - Make-up

Program: RPDC - Northeast

Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

Audience: Mentors to Beginning Teacher Assistance Program participants who have not previously attended the New Teacher Induction Academy Mentor Training

Dates: 8/29/2019

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DATE: Thursday, August 29, 2019

TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

LOCATION: Violette Hall 2351 (2nd floor, southeast side)

COST: $30 - morning refreshments & lunch included

Quality mentors are needed to provide reassurance, guidance, and practical assistance to new teachers as they begin their teaching career. This Beginning Teacher Assistance Program-Year 1: Mentors - Initial Training is for those mentors who have not previously attended a New Teacher Induction Academy Mentor Training. Core content of this training will include the new Mentor Standards, as well as the roles, duties, and responsibilities of the mentor.

Please bring the following 3 items to this workshop:
1. a copy of the Mentoring section from the district's Professional Development Plan,
2. the Individual Professional Development Plan form and any other documentation required by the district for the mentoring process, and
3. the district Mentor/Mentee Handbook.

[Mentors will also need to attend the make-up session with their mentee in on 8/30. Please register for this training separately.]

18. *LETRS: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling - Cohort 2

Program: RPDC - Northeast

Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

Audience: K-6 Teachers, Title Teachers, Special Education Teachers or Interventionists, Administrators

Dates: 8/29/2019 to 4/2/2020

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Cohort 1 & 2 are identical-just different dates.

DATES:
Thursdays - Launch: August 29 (morning)
Session 1: October 24
Session 2: December 12, 2019
Session 3: February 6
Session 4: April 2, 2020

TIME: Launch - 9-11am; remaining dates - 9:00am-3:00pm

LOCATION: Truman State University Student Union Building TBA

COST: $400 PLUS *Materials - includes 4 sessions, 4 on-line modules/videos, and classroom observations all provided by a LETRS-certified trainer, as well as lunch
*Each participant must purchase materials for implementation prior to Session 1. Please contact 660-651-8346 or sthurman@truman.edu for further information on how/where to purchase materials.

LETRS 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-based application into their classroom, no matter the curriculum or program.

The Launch will be a morning training where participants will take a pre-test and receive their first assignment.

Then the training will be a mixture of four face-to-face learning sessions through structured modules PLUS four units of on-line videos which include examples of effective classroom instruction. Teachers will be asked to apply the information on chosen students.

Session Topics
Launch: Pre-test and first assignment
Session 1: The Challenge of Learning to Read
Session 2: The Speech Sounds of English
Session 3: Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling
Session 4: Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition

This workshop series is appropriate for K-6 Teachers, Title Teachers, Special Education Teachers or Interventionists, Administrators.

19. Developing a Quality IEP

Program: RPDC - South Central

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

Audience: Special Education Teachers, Paraprofessionals, and Directors

Dates: 8/29/2019

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The South Central RPDC believes in building the capacity of educators to ensure student success-including the success of special education students. To help special education teachers and administrators accomplish this goal, the special education compliance consultant will provide training on the development of the quality components of an IEP such as writing descriptive present levels of performances, assuring measurability so that data can be gathered easily and quickly, selecting appropriate accommodations and/or modifications, and developing least restrictive environment statements appropriate for the student. Missouri Standards and Indicators criteria will be reviewed and case studies will be used to further the participant's knowledge of compliance requirements of quality IEPs.

The information shared will be appropriate for all grade levels of Special Education teachers, process coordinators, and special education 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.

20. Diving Deeper into Grades 3-5 New Expanded Missouri Learning Standards in Mathematics Part 1 of 2

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Location: 1 Southeast Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Cape Girardeau, MO) [map]

Dates: 8/29/2019

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This 2-part professional development series will focus on instruction for developing conceptual understanding in mathematics and promoting student reasoning and sense making using the new Expanded Missouri Learning Standards in Mathematics.

Join this group of math educators as they explore research-based practices to make meaning of mathematics.

21. MO SW-PBS New Teacher Training on 8 Effective Classroom Practices

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

Location: 2 B105 Assessment Resource Center, 2800 Maguire Blvd, University of MO (Columbia, MO)

Dates: 8/29/2019

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Training for beginning or new teachers on the PBIS 8 Effective Classroom Practices. Learn practical ways to develop and support classroom management. More about the practices: http://pbismissouri.org/tier-1-effective-classroom-practices/

22. School-Wide Positive Behavior Support (SW-PBS) Tier 1 Refresher/New Team Member Training - Canton Location

Program: RPDC - Northeast

Location: 4 Canton R-V (Canton, MO)

Dates: 8/29/2019 to 9/18/2019

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DATE: Thursday, August 29 and September TBA, 2019

TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

LOCATION: Canton R-V School District, Canton Elementary

COST: PBS Signed Letter of Agreement

This two-day Tier 1 Refresher/New Team Member Training will be offered for staff members and administrators new to SW-PBS or those who would like a refresher. These two days of training will focus on understanding the 8 essential components of the Tier 1 process.

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Staff members and administrators who are new to SW-PBS buildings &/or teams, as well as experienced SW-PBS participants who may want/need a refresher.

23. Speech-Language Eligbility Changes

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Location: 1 University Center (Cape Girardeau, MO) [map]

Dates: 8/29/2019

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This session will provide an overview and update of the proposed speech-language eligibility criterion changes to the Missouri State Plan. This session will provide background on the collaborative work and rationale for changes resulting from the workgroup of SLPs, special education administrators, DESE, and other stakeholders. This workshop will be presented by Diane Golden, Pat Jones, and Beth McKerlie.

Learning objectives for this training are the following:
1. Participants will be better informed of the proposed eligibility criterion changes.
2. Participants will be able to identify specific changes that will need to be made in local procedures used for speech-language eligibility determinations.
3. Participants will be able to identify resources to assist in eligibility determinations.

24. SW-PBS Tier 3 Advanced Phase Training

Program: RPDC - Central

Location: 9 Leeton School District (Leeton, MO)

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

Dates: 8/29/2019 to 2/19/2020

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This training is intended for MO SW-PBS schools that have already completed the first year of Tier 3 training.

MO SW-PBS is hosting a series of 4 training sessions to assist school teams that are already experienced in FBA-BIP to further develop a team-based approach to intensive, individualized behavior support. Focus will be on-going guided practice with FBA-BIP process & a deeper understanding of using effective strategies when developing the behavior plan. Teams will have the opportunity to participate in case-study examples & learn about ISIS-SWIS. In depth study of data collection & metric selection, exploration of research, managing & organizing student file information, and analyzing systems & practices for data management & decision making. Additional topics for these trainings will include monitoring fidelity of implementation, determining the extent to which stakeholders value interventions currently in place using social validity data, working to engage & support families of students receiving Tier 3 interventions, evaluating outcomes, and impact of intervention on student achievement. Tier 3 teams will also have the opportunity to share information, resources, practices, and ideas with other teams.

Outcomes for these sessions include:
** Review FBA Components and Process using a student scenario
** Use FBA/BIP Rubric to assess quality of existing FBA/BIP
** Organize documentation for Tier 3 referral, FBA/BIP process using the Student File Checklist and digital folders
** Develop an ongoing system for ensuring fidelity of implementation for Tier 3 Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs)
** Evaluate the school's Tier 3 system
** Intensifying the 8 Effective Classroom Practices for individual students who require Tier 3 supports
** Planning for sustainability

25. Welcoming a Student with a Visual Impairment

Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

Dates: 8/29/2019

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Blind Skills Specialists present Welcoming a Student with a Visual Impairment. This workshop will detail the impact of a visual impairment on students who have a visual impairment and various accommodations. The workshop will also explain the unique assessments for students with a visual impairment.
This Seminar is ACVREP RPPLE approved. Eligible Participants can earn up to 3. ACVREP points.

26. Speech Implementer Training

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Location: 1 SEMO University Center - Ballroom (Cape Girardeau, MO)

Dates: 8/29/2019

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Speech Implementer Training - This training is required for any Local Education Agency (LEA) using the Speech Implementer Model for the 2019-20 school year. Superintendents, speech implementers, and supervising speech pathologists should attend. Roles and responsibilities of the supervisory speech-language pathologist and speech implementer will be outlined. Specific strategies for facilitation of speech and language goals, service delivery, record keeping, data collection methods, generalization strategies, and behavior management techniques will be covered. This training will be provided by Diane Golden, Pat Jones and Beth McKerlie.

Learning objectives for this training are the following:
1. Participants will be better able to understand the differences between the roles of the speech implementer and the speech/language pathology assistant as well as understand the roles of the supervising speech-language pathologist. 2. Participants will be able to identify facilitation techniques for student IEP goals, data collection methods, and other record keeping. 3. Participants will be able to identify behavior modification techniques and generalization strategies.

27. New To MAP-A Training

Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

Dates: 8/30/2019

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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 2018-19 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

28. *Beginning Teacher Assistance Program - Level 1: Mentors - Make-up

Program: RPDC - Northeast

Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

Audience: Mentors to Beginning Teacher Assistance Program-Level 1 Participants

Dates: 8/30/2019

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DATE: Friday, August 30, 2019

TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

LOCATION: Truman State University Violette Hall 2351 (2nd floor, southeast side)

COST: $25 - 1 full-day session - morning refreshments & lunch included

Quality mentors are needed to provide reassurance, guidance, and practical assistance to new teachers as they begin their teaching career. This program will focus on building the professional relationship between the mentor and new teacher to make the most of the beginning teacher program. Additionally, the roles, duties, and responsibilities of the mentor and beginning teacher will be addressed, including certification and professional development requirements.

Previously, Mentor/New Teacher Paired Training and the New Teacher Induction Academy were two separate programs; however, these two programs have now been melded into one where mentors participate in one session of the Beginning Teacher Assistance Program-Level 1 with their mentee. [Please see note below regarding initial training session on August 1.]

All mentors will need to attend this session with their mentee. Mentors are asked to bring the following 3 items to the session:
1. a copy of the Mentoring section from the district's Professional Development Plan,
2. the Individual Professional Development Plan form and any other documentation required by the district for the mentoring process, and
3. the district Mentor/Mentee Handbook.

[Mentors who have not previously attended a New Teacher Academy/BTAP Mentor Training will also need to attend an initial mentor training session in August. Core content of this training will include the new Mentor Standards. Please register for this training separately.]

29. *Beginning Teacher Assistance Program - Level 1: New Teachers

Program: RPDC - Northeast

Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

Dates: 8/30/2019 to 1/28/2020

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TENTATIVE DATES: Friday, August 2 or Friday, August 30 [session 1 make-up date]; Tuesdays--September 24, November 19, 2019; & January 28, 2020

TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

LOCATION: Truman Student Union Building Alumni Room (2105)[8/2]; Violette Hall 2351[8/30-make up]; Hometown Restaurant in Clarence, MO[9/24]; Activities Room (3200)[11/19]; 1/28 - zoom meeting

COST: $300* - 4 sessions + spring on-site support visits as requested, morning refreshments, lunch & Fred Jones' book Tools for Teaching included
*2 or more new teachers from same district enrolled in Level 1 pay only $250 per teacher; discount taken after conclusion of program

This 3-level professional development opportunity is designed to provide support & strategies for new teachers and is based on the new Missouri Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) Standards. In addition, a network of support and collegiality will be created among new teachers as they meet throughout this year-long program. Core content will include the Missouri Learning Standards (MLS) Expectations, Teacher Standards, Educator Evaluation Standards, Classroom Management, and effective research-based instructional strategies.

During Level 1, new teachers will meet for one session prior to the start of school with their mentor, one session with their administrator and an MSTA lawyer, one session as a cohort, and one session in a Zoom meeting [during conference period]. Spring on-site support visits can be requested.

This workshop helps meet the Initial Professional Certification requirement for participating in a Beginning Teacher Assistance Program.

30. Early Childhood Special Education: You Have Questions, We Have Answers

Program: RPDC - South Central

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

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

Dates: 8/30/2019

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This workshop is provided to assist public agencies to provide early childhood special education services to young children with disabilities. The training will focus on compliance requirements including evaluation and IEP development. A time for questions and answers will be provided for participants.

This is a half-day workshop; lunch will not be provided.

31. Northwest Teacher Academy 2019-2020

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-12 educators

Dates: 8/30/2019 to 4/24/2020

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MUST COMPLETE TEACHER ACADEMY APPLICATION & BE ACCEPTED BEFORE ENROLLING

The focus of Teacher Academy is centered on student engagement, instructional strategies, and reflection on practices that align with the Missouri State Teacher Standards. It is designed to provide participants with an intellectually stimulating opportunity to learn new teaching strategies and collaborate with other highly committed teachers in the region. Participation includes monthly regional meetings August to May and two Statewide meetings in September and January.

Regional Meetings
August 30
October 28
November 18
December 10
February 24
March 31
April 24

Statewide Meetings at Lodge of the Four Seasons (You must register separately)
September 17-18
January 23


Lunch included.
Optional two hours of graduate credit is available.

32. The Acting Out Cycle: Managing Misbehavior in the Classroom

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

Location: 2 B105 Assessment Resource Center, 2800 Maguire Blvd, University of MO (Columbia, MO)

Dates: 9/3/2019

In the words of nationally recognized author and research consultant, Geoff Colvin, “General education teachers have to deal with ever increasing numbers of students who are difficult to manage and teach.” Our classroom teachers are expected to understand how to diffuse and deescalate a variety of challenging behaviors with little or no training. The Acting-Out Cycle session will give a brief introduction to a 7 phase model for understanding a common progression of acting out behavior. It will also include strategies to intervene early in an effort to deescalate potentially challenging student interactions. Participants who have questions about managing their classroom environments to meet a variety of student needs will find this session beneficial for maintaining or restoring calm utilizing a function based approach. By the end of the session, participants will have an understanding of how to:
• Identify replacement behaviors that can be taught (& serve same function as problem).
• Identify how to intervene early in an escalation.
• Identify environmental factors that can be manipulated.

33. Federal Programs Tiered Monitoring Session 1

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: Federal Programs Coordinators, focus on Cohorts in Tiered Monitoring Process

Dates: 9/4/2019

These sessions will focus on the required components for submittal from Cohort 3 Districts. All districts are welcome to attend, but only those included in Cohort 3 will be able to submit documentation. Districts may attend any or all of the sessions. You must register separately for each session.

Target Audience:
Coordinators, teachers, directors or administrators responsible for Federal Programs at building and/or district level

September 4, Session 1
> Review requirements for the October 15, 2019 Tiered Monitoring system submittal
> Resources, documents, examples, and discussion to assist district personnel in assembling the required evidence for the monitoring process
> Technical assistance to evaluate corrective action plans and analyze information required for documentation


November 5, Session 2
> Any October corrective action plans will be reviewed and discussed with information for resubmittal
> Focus on specifics of the December 2019 Tiered Monitoring system submittal requirements
> Forward planning for the February/April 2020 uploads
> Technical assistance to evaluate corrective action plans and analyze information required for documentation

January 23, Session 3
> Any October/December 2019 corrective action plans will be reviewed and discussed with information for resubmittal
> Review deadlines for evidence gathering and planning for February/April 2020 uploads
> Technical assistance to evaluate corrective action plans and analyze information required for documentation

34. Functional Behavior Assessment and Behavior Improvement Plans - Rolla

Program: Project ACCESS

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

Audience: Any educator or school staff member working with students with autism, parents and administrators.

Dates: 9/4/2019

Previously, traditional methods of dealing with problem behavior focused on consequences (especially punishment) and ignored underlying reasons for behavior. They were generally inappropriate, difficult to implement in classrooms, and highly ineffective. Functional Behavioral Assessment is a process used to gather details about the events that predict and maintain a student's problem behavior. The purpose of the FBA is to provide information that will be used to design effective positive behavior support plans. In order to support a student who is engaging in problem behaviors in your classroom, it is important to consider the reasons why a student may be engaging in problem behavior.

This workshop will:

  • Identify the steps of the process of Functional Behavior Assessment;
  • Describe and select strategies that may be used to prevent challenging behavior;
  • Identify replacement skills for challenging behavior;
  • Identify ways to respond to challenging behavior through development of a Behavior Improvement Plan.

Registration will be at 8:00 a.m., with training taking place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please make checks payable to Project ACCESS/Missouri State University, 901 South National Avenue, Springfield, MO 65897 (fax: 417-836-6393) 866-481-3841

35. Instructional Coaches Network: New Cohort (2019-20)

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Dates: 9/4/2019 to 5/6/2020

The greatest factor in determining a student's success in school is the quality of the instruction, and COACHING has the greatest impact on improving classroom instruction. The Instructional Coaches Network is designed to provide yearlong, on-going learning and networking opportunities for building and/or district instructional coaches, mentors, or other teacher leaders whose role involves coaching teachers for improved instruction. Instructional Coaches will have an opportunity to increase their skills and strategies, explore common challenges and options to resolve those challenges, and share their expertise with other coaches.

Topics may include, but will not be limited to:
*Coaching new teachers
*Coaching veteran teachers
*Coaching great teachers
*Coaching the reluctant teacher
*Coaching models
*Observation models and tools
*Being friendly and forceful
*Protecting your coaching time
*Coaching content

Intended Audience: This training is designed specifically for the instructional coach, but would also be beneficial to teacher leaders, professional development leaders, mentors, and other building or district administrators who support improved classroom instruction.

Monthly trainings; check dates and times below.
Members of KCRPDC pay $429

36. Systematic Approach to Career-Life Preparedness

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

Location: 2 B105 Assessment Resource Center, 2800 Maguire Blvd, University of MO (Columbia, MO)

Dates: 9/4/2019

Schools are considered the institution where young adults prepare themselves for their future. But how many students actually leave high school with a concrete plan or direction after graduation? This training will ask you to consider difficult questions as we answer “Why Career Development?” Take a moment and answer these questions – How would my school define - Success Ready Student? Where do we systemically support Career Development in our curriculum? Do we believe all students should have a future plan? Participants will be asked to reflect on current practices, weigh the progress, and establish action steps to reach the desired goals they have for their school community. We will discuss a progression sequence when using worksheets, activities, and assessments within Missouri Connections and introduce the Middle and High School Frameworks to support career development grades 5-12.
Participants should include middle and high school counselors, career educators, instructors, transition educators, administrators, and others who work with students in career awareness, exploration, development, and planning.
Participants should bring a laptop or similar device

37. Missouri Connections for Educators

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

Location: 2 B105 Assessment Resource Center, 2800 Maguire Blvd, University of MO (Columbia, MO)

Dates: 9/4/2019

With greater emphasis being placed on schools to graduate “success ready” students, the time has come for all educators to take on the responsibility of guiding students through career planning. It is imperative that Teachers as well as School Counselors have a working knowledge of the resources available through Missouri Connections and the Individual Career Academic Plan (ICAP). Consider for a moment, how important it is for you as an educator to know a students’ interests, or likes/dislikes. Would this information help you design a lesson to reach a student? This interactive workshop will provide hands-on activities using Missouri Connections to demonstrate the resources School Counselors and Teachers can use to support career planning with their students. Participants will learn why Missouri Connections is a valuable tool for your students, while also providing a teaching resource to enrich a class lesson. Participants will have the opportunity to explore Missouri Connections; learning how easy one can navigate through the program. During the workshop, participants will be introduced to two assessments, explore several career pathways, and see the how assessment results contribute to a student’s ICAP.
Participants should bring a laptop or similar device

38. Diving Deeper into Grades K-2 Expanded Missouri Learning Standards in Mathematics Part 1 of 2

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Location: 1 Southeast Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Cape Girardeau, MO) [map]

Dates: 9/5/2019

This 2-part professional development series will focus on instruction for developing conceptual understanding in mathematics and promoting student reasoning and sense making using the Expanded Missouri Learning Standards in Mathematics.

Join this group of math educators as they explore research-based practices to make meaning of mathematics.

39. PLC Cohort Training - DACL

Program: RPDC - South Central

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

Audience: Administrators and Leadership Team

Dates: 9/5/2019

The following series of trainings provide opportunities to deepen your collaborative team practices. We will begin with 2 days of training on Developing Assessment Capable Learners followed by 2 days of training on Data Based Decision Making or Common Formative Assessments.

Please register for each day separately.

Participation in these series is by invitation only.

FEES ARE COMMUNICATED BY AGREEMENT WITH EACH PARTICIPATING SCHOOL.

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

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

40. Present day bullying and the influence of Social Media

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

Location: 2 B105 Assessment Resource Center, 2800 Maguire Blvd, University of MO (Columbia, MO)

Dates: 9/5/2019

Are you Concerned About The Impact Social Media is Having on our Students?

In order to understand how technology is changing the lives of students in our classrooms, we need to know more about how social media impacts them. Today1s session will explore some popular social media applications and how students may be using them. We will explore and discuss the connections they are making as digital natives while considering best ways to inform parents. Participants will also shift focus to explore how bullying has changed in response to technological advances.

Using current research we'll examine connections between smartphones, social media applications, and the occurrences of bullying among students. Discussion and will surround claims that students' communication skills have changed. The ability to text and post on social media is impacting person to person discussion and deep conversations. Students are surrounded by the internet, social media, and other digital innovations. This professional development day will encompass sites that we need to be cautious about and monitor as well as how technology has altered how bullying has evolved over the last few years.

41. DESE's K-12 Missouri State Literacy Plan Informational Workshop

Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

Dates: 9/5/2019

In Missouri, local school boards make curriculum decisions tailored to the needs of their students and communities. The state literacy plan is not a mandated document for districts but rather a collection of resources, ideas and themes that might be considered in building a local, comprehensive literacy plan.

The K-12 Missouri State Literacy Plan is an evidence-based resource for administrators and teachers with useful information for parents and caregivers all along the K-12 continuum. It provides information on integrating literacy instruction with the state standards and current knowledge about literacy development. It offers ideas and links to resources to promote literacy, provides clear guidance on the components of a comprehensive literacy system, incorporates evidence-based practices necessary to achieve long-term success for students and guides districts in developing a comprehensive literacy plan.

This interactive half-day workshop will provide participants a blueprint with the essential components of an effective district/building literacy plan for improving student literacy. Participants will have time to reflect using the "What's Your Status?" questions either as starting points for developing a new local literacy plan or evaluating a current plan. Time for questions/answers and sharing of resources will be a priority.

Participants are encouraged to bring their copy of the K-12 Missouri State Literacy Plan available 8/1/19, on the - DESE English language arts web page

Using the K-12 Missouri State Literacy Plan as a guide, it is the hope that individual school districts will design their own literacy plan to meet the needs of their students.

42. MTDS Emerging Level I: Beginning Teacher Assistance Program - Springfied Cohort 1

Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

Audience: Beginning Teachers

Dates: 9/6/2019 to 4/2/2020

This high-quality learning experience provides on-going support and job-embedded professional development designed to meet the needs of beginning teachers.

The program meets the state initial certification requirement and participants will be provided a certificate of completion from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). This program includes 5 days of supports for beginning teachers, two of which include time with their mentor teacher (no charge for mentor teachers, who attend one day in the fall and one day in the spring). Breakfast will be served at 8:30 am each day with sessions starting at 9:00 am. Lunch will be on your own.

43. Experienced MAP-A - NORTH COUNTY PRIMARY

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Location: 1 North County Primary Building (Bonne Terre, MO)

Dates: 9/6/2019

For Special Education personnel who have previously been trained to administer the MAP-A. A portion of the training will be spent viewing the MAP-A DESE webinar with your colleagues. The 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. *3 hours for training and 3 hours for planning and instruction(optional)*

44. MAP-A Training: NEW Examiners (Teachers, Paras & Administrators)

Program: RPDC - Central

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

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, and Paras not previously trained on administration of MAP-A.

Dates: 9/6/2019

This MAP-A Training is for Special Education personnel who are new to the administration of the MAP-A or those who need to be familiar with the process. Participants will learn how the various levels of the assessment map work together to create a dynamic test for each individual student, how to select appropriate Essential Elements based upon the blue print and the grade level, and how to integrate Instructionally Relevant Testlets into the classroom instruction regularly. Additionally, participants will learning how to use the Educator Portal and learn what equipment will be necessary for students to complete this assessment. Participants will also become familiar with the compliance components related to the MAP-A. Please bring a hard copy or a device to access the Test Administration Manual and the Accessibility Manual.

Participants need to bring the following:
----New Accessibility Manual or Laptop
----New Administrators Manual (expected to be released by the training date) or Laptop.
----Chrome books will not work.

Registration and Breakfast 8:30 am with Presentation beginning at 9:00 am. Lunch will be provided.

45. PLC Cohort Training - RTI

Program: RPDC - South Central

Location: 6 Columbia College (Rolla, MO)

Audience: Administrators and Leadership Team

Dates: 9/6/2019

This series of four training's will provide opportunities to deepen your collaborative team practices. We will begin with two days on Tier 1 instruction in the classroom followed by one day on Tier 2 and one day on Tier 3 including strategies for enrichment.

Please register for each day separately.

Participation in these series is by invitation only.

FEES ARE COMMUNICATED BY AGREEMENT WITH EACH PARTICIPATING SCHOOL.

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

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

46. School-Wide Positive Behavior Support (SW-PBS) Tier 1 Emerging Advanced Teams Training - Hannibal Middle School

Program: RPDC - Northeast

Location: 4 Hannibal 60 (Hannibal, MO)

Dates: 9/6/2019 to 2/25/2020

This training is for Hannibal Middle School only.

DATES: Fridays - September 6 and November 15, 2019; Tuesdays - January 14 and February 25, 2020

TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

LOCATION: Hannibal Middle School

COST: SW-PBS Agreement

Missouri School-wide Positive Behavior Support (MO SW-PBS) will host this series of four workshops designed for school teams entering their second full year of SW-PBS implementation at the Tier 1 Phase. Content will emphasize building rigor in order to maintain and sustain the process of SW-PBS in the classroom and school-wide. This year of support will help buildings analyze all aspects of the seven components, as well as the eight effective classroom practices as the steps of scaling up Tier 2 interventions are put into place.

Session 1: Sustaining and Maintaining Tier 1
Session 2: Activity Sequencing and Choice & Task Difficulty
Session 3: Managing the Cycle of Acting-Out Behavior
Session 4: Implementation of Effective Classroom Practices

47. SE Missouri Teacher Academy - Meeting 1

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Location: 1 Southeast Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Cape Girardeau, MO) [map]

Dates: 9/6/2019

SE Missouri Teacher Academy Teacher Academy is a replication of the very successful Leadership Academy Satellite Program, which has been fundamental in providing professional growth for school leaders. The Academy focus is centered on student engagement, instructional strategies, and reflection on practices that align with the Missouri State Teacher Standards. Teacher Academy is designed to provide participants with an intellectually stimulating opportunity to learn new teaching strategies and collaborate with other highly committed teachers in their region and throughout the state.

Participants will attend a one day Fall Statewide Kickoff at The Lodge of the Four Seasons on September 18, 2019 and a one day Winter Statewide Meeting on January 23, 2020. The rest of the trainings will be located at the Southeast RPDC. All dates are listed below. Cost: $500.00 **Limited scholarships available.** Application process must be completed before signing up on My Learning Plan.

Please sign up for each date separately on My Learning Plan.
September 6, 2019
October 15, 2019
November 14, 2019
December 17, 2019
February 11, 2020
March 19, 2020

48. South Central Teacher Academy 2019-2020 - Day 1

Program: RPDC - South Central

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

Audience: *A current classroom teacher with 3 years or more of experience. *A teacher with demonstrated instructional & relational effectiveness. *A teacher with a commitment to their own and others' professional growth.

Dates: 9/6/2019

Closed
There are six regional meetings; you must register for EACH DATE separately.
  • September 6, 2019
  • November 1, 2019
  • December 6, 2019
  • February 7, 2020
  • March 13, 2020
  • April 3, 2020

    Statewide Meetings at Lodge of the Four Seasons
  • September 18, 2019 - State Kickoff
  • January 23, 2020 - Regroup

    Teacher Academy is an intensive professional learning experience for select area teachers. This year-long, cohort-driven training is designed to develop instructional practice, reflective practice, and leadership skills that distinguish a highly effective teacher.

    Teacher Academy will provide participants with a variety of learning experiences aligned with the Missouri Educator Standards. The Academy utilizes an action-research-based curriculum, monitoring student growth and analyzing the effectiveness of instructional methods and strategies. Two key themes are 1) teacher self-reflection, and 2) building confidence through the use of highly effective teaching practices: "I have grown as an educator this year! Practices learned from TA have greatly improved my effectiveness!"

    Full or partial scholarships will be available for all participants.

    Lunch will be provided at all regional meetings. Please notify us of any dietary restrictions at least seven days in advance.

    Registration fee of $500 is for all dates.
  • 49. KCRPDC New Speech Eligibility and Speech Implementer

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: Special Education Directors and Speech Pathologists

    Dates: 9/6/2019

    Please NO Walk-Ins without prior on-line registration..


    The State Board of Education has approved changes proposed by DESE to the Missouri State Plan for Part B, Regulations Implementing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Beth McKerlie and Pat Johnson, experts within the field of speech and language, will discuss modifications to the 4 parts of the speech and language eligibility criteria and changes to updating and training speech implementers.

    Lunch will be provided

    50. Missouri Post-Secondary Success Project Overview

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5 To Be Determined (To Be Determined, MO)

    Audience: Principals and Superintendents

    Dates: 9/6/2019

    Social-emotional learning has become a high priority for schools as they realize their students are lacking skills such as self-regulation and self-efficacy. The Missouri Post-Secondary Success Project (MOPSS) is aimed at helping teachers develop the skills they need to assist their students in developing self-regulation and self-efficacy. MOPSS is a free professional development initiative made possible through a partnership between DESE and the University of Kansas. The project provides elementary through high school teachers with training and on-site coaching as they learn to embed social-emotional skill development into their content area.

    In this session, Elise Heger from the University of Kansas will provide an overview of the project, as well as, strategies for developing self-regulation and self-efficacy in students.

    This is an overview session for principals and superintendents.

    51. Experienced MAP-A

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

    Location: 2 HyVee - 25 Conley Rd Columbia, MO 65201 (Columbia, MO)

    Dates: 9/6/2019

    This training takes the participant through the steps involved in "developing a process of planning that improves the development of the IEP and helps 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. Participants should bring a redacted copy of an IEP to work with as we go through the process.

    52. Helping Students Reach the Next Level in Their Writing - ELA Grade Level 6-12

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

    Audience: Grade Level 6-12 Superintendents, Principals, Teachers, Test Coordinators, and Counselors

    Dates: 9/9/2019

    This session is for 6-12 grade level.

    DESE ELA Assistant Director Lisa Scroggs will take session participants on a deep dive into the writing prompt scoring guides and some student writing samples, followed by interactive demonstrations of activities to take students up to that next level in their writing. These activities align with writing, speaking, and listening standards, which helps teachers make the most of their instructional time with students. The session will conclude with updates on the new state literacy plan, DESE's recognition of exemplary library programs, and other topics of interest to participants.

    53. LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) - Day 1 - Bakersfield R-IV INVITATION ONLY

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 Bakersfield R-IV (Bakersfield, MO) [map]

    Audience: Elementary Teachers, Reading Teachers, Title I Reading Teachers, Reading Specialists

    Dates: 9/9/2019

    There are four dates for this workshop; you must register for EACH DATE separately. Participants are required to attend all four sessions. We will address each of the four LETRS units respectively.
  • September 9, 2019 - The Challenge of Learning to Read
  • December 12, 2019 - The Speech Sounds of English
  • February 3, 2020 - Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling
  • April 6, 2020 - Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. Instruction is a mixture of face-to-face learning through structured models and online videos of effective classroom instruction.

    FEES ARE COMMUNICATED BY AGREEMENT WITH EACH PARTICIPATING SCHOOL.
  • 54. Dyslexia Overview

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Audience: Curriculum specialists, reading specialists, instructional coaches, administrators, teachers

    Dates: 9/9/2019

    â–ªParticipant will discuss the definition and myths of Dyslexia along with possible characteristics. Participants will leave with a handful of possible supports and interventions for all struggling readers.

    â–ªThe session will meet the 2 hour Dyslexia professional development mandate.

    55. Setting Up A Positive Classroom Environment

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

    Location: 2 B105 Assessment Resource Center, 2800 Maguire Blvd, University of MO (Columbia, MO)

    Dates: 9/9/2019

    This workshop will focus on research-based practices that increase the likelihood of appropriate behavior, decrease inappropriate behavior, and increase academic instructional time for all students through setting up a positive classroom environment. Participants will discuss setting up clear classroom expectations and rules, creating procedures and routines, active supervision skills, and more! This training references the MO SW-PBS Classroom Effective Practices and is designed for classroom teachers. Outcomes: By the end of this session participants will be able to:

    • Explain to others the power of positive and proactive strategies in establishing an effective classroom learning environment.

    • Clarify expectations & procedures for their classroom.

    • Understand and be able to demonstrate methods to encourage expected behavior.

    • Understand and be able to demonstrate methods to discourage inappropriate behavior.

    • Demonstrate active supervision of the classroom.

    56. Elementary Reading, Writing, and Thinking Strategies for the K-5 Classroom

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

    Audience: Grade Level K-5 Superintendents, Principals, Teachers, Test Coordinators & Counselors

    Dates: 9/9/2019

    This session is for K-5 grade levels.

    Join the DESE ELA team for insights into the new school year 2019-2020. Explore research-based practices helping students become readers, writers, and thinkers using the Missouri Learning Standards. Learn what trends are happening across Missouri in the area of reading and writing and how you can address those in your classroom. English language arts updates will be discussed.

    57. Becoming a Trauma Informed Educator: Practices and Strategies That Work!

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 9/10/2019

    The research around Trauma Informed Practices is becoming more clear - nearly 1 in every 4 students has suffered the impacts of a traumatic event. Is your school focusing on how to help deal with the barrage of students who need a different type of support? Spend the day learning about how to take your classroom to the next level of becoming a practicing Trauma Informed School. The full day workshop will include:



    • Impacts of developmental and single event trauma on the brain



    • What policies and procedures tend to be triggers for trauma effected students



    • What strategies/actions can be implemented NOW to support trauma effected students



    • How to create an early identification and support system in your building for RTI support.



    • Join Julie Germann and Lois Jones and be prepared to come away with resources and ideas to lead your school to better serve students living with traumatic experiences. Lunch and parking included in registration fee of $100.

    58. Career Exploration, ICAP, Missouri Connections, and Implementation Frameworks for Educators - Memphis

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Memphis, MO (Memphis, MO)

    Audience: middle & high school - counselors, career educators, instructors, transition educators, administrators, & others who work with students in career awareness, exploration, development, and planning

    Dates: 9/10/2019

    DATE: Tuesday, September 10, 2019

    TIME: 8:30am-12:00pm

    LOCATION: Scotland County Hospital, Library Conference Room (450 E. Sigler Ave., Memphis, MO)

    COST: Free

    This morning workshop will be in two parts: a tour of the facility and demonstration/hands-on learning about ICAP.

    Educators are the trusted source of valuable career information, so participants will start the morning with a tour of the hospital complex and a discussion of various career pathways and educational requirements.

    Following the tour, this workshop will provide an overview of the Missouri Individual Career & Academic Plan (ICAP) now available as a part of Missouri Connections CIS360. This new feature includes a series of activities consisting of assessments, modules and components assigned by grade level beginning in the 8th grade and culminating in the 12th grade. As students' complete ICAP activities in CIS360, these populate into an ICAP Print Report compliant with SB 638 requirements. This workshop will be demonstration and hands-on training exploring the CIS360 online program.

    Please bring a device to access the internet (laptop, tablet, or similar).

    This workshop will be beneficial to middle school and high school - counselors, career educators, instructors, transition educators, administrators, and others who work with students in career awareness, exploration, development, and planning.

    59. NEW to MAP-A Training

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5 To Be Determined (To Be Determined, MO)

    Audience: K-12 special education teachers and administrators

    Dates: 9/10/2019 to 9/18/2019

    This training is for Special Education personnel who are NEW to the administration of the MAP-A or those who need to be familiar with the process.

    The first day, 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 blueprint and the grade level
    * how to integrate Instructionally Relevant Testlets into the classroom instruction regularly
    * how to use Educator Portal
    * what equipment will be necessary for students to complete this assessment.
    Additionally, participants will also become familiar with the compliance components related to the MAP-A.

    The second day will include:
    * choosing Essential Elements to assess student skills
    * reviewing any changes made to the KITE Suite
    * discussing important dates to remember
    * reviewing how to integrate instructionally relevant testlets into daily instruction
    * reviewing administrator certification tests

    *Participants will need to bring their school calendars or lesson plan book which will be used as they develop a plan and their own "to do list" for administration of the MAP-A during the 2019-20 school year.
    *Participants MUST also download and PRINT the latest version of the Test Administration Manual and the Accessibility Manual.
    *Each participant will need to bring a laptop with paper copies or electronic access to the Essential Elements for their particular grade.
    A link will be sent to each participant for these documents closer to the training dates.


    Lunch provided.

    60. SWPBS Tier 2 Advanced Training

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: Building Administrators, Tier 2 Team Members

    Dates: 9/10/2019 to 4/14/2020

    By Invitation Only.
    This training will consist of 4 days throughout the school year and is designed for schools who have completed Tier 2 training and have implemented their initial function-based intervention for students at-risk, Check In/Check Out (CICO).Tier 2 Advanced training will offer teams additional function-based interventions for their school settings. Session 1 - This session will review T2 Systems including data decision rules, the Advanced Tier Spreadsheet as well as current implementation of CICO in buildings. Session 2 and 3 - Teams work toward the implementation of Small Group Social Skills (SGSS), a research based intervention. Key aspects of the training include identification of appropriate candidates for asocial skills intervention, assessment of skill deficits, curriculum and program design, how to effectively teach a social skills lesson, and techniques for monitoring student progress during the intervention. In addition, several strategies for promoting generalization and maintenance also will be provided. Session 4-Two additional interventions will be shared at this session. Check and Connect (C&C) and Self-Monitoring. C&C is designed to enhance student engagement with school and learning, promote student competence and provide persistent support for academic and behavioral standards and expectations.

    61. *Beginning Teacher Assistance Program - Level 2

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Dates: 9/10/2019 to 3/19/2020

    TENTATIVE DATES: Tuesdays, September 10; Thursdays: November 21, 2019; February 20, & March 19, 2020

    TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

    LOCATION: Truman State University Student Union Building TBA

    COST: $240 - 4 sessions, morning refreshments, lunch and the book The Growth Mindset Playbook: A Teacher's Guide to Promoting Student Success included

    The beginning years of teaching prove to be most challenging as teachers are usually discouraged and endure difficulty with transitioning into the teaching profession. We currently know that the early years in the teaching profession are most critical because they contribute to the future teaching practices. (Bartell, 2004)

    This 3-level professional development opportunity is designed to provide support and strategies for new teachers and is based on the new Missouri Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) Standards. Core content will include the Missouri Learning Standards Expectations, Teacher Standards, Educator Evaluation Standards, Classroom Management and Culture, Formative and Summative Assessments, and effective research-based instructional strategies.

    Level 2 is designed to provide support and strategies for teachers in their second year of teaching. A continued network of support and collegiality will be created for teachers just joining and sustained for teachers continuing from Level 1 as they meet throughout the year in this 4-session program.

    This workshop meets the Initial Professional Certification requirement for participating in a Beginning Teacher Assistance Program that must be completed within the first 5 years of teaching.

    62. *New to MAP-A

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Dates: 9/10/2019

    DATE: Tuesday, September 10, 2019

    TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

    LOCATION: Truman State University Magruder (Science) Hall 2005

    COST: $60 - Lunch included

    This workshop is for Special Education personnel who are new to the administration of the MAP-A or those who need to be familiar with the process. Participants will learn how to create an individualized instruction plan, how to select appropriate Essential Elements based upon the blueprint and the grade level, and how to integrate instructionally Relevant Testlets into classroom instruction. Additionally, participants will learn how to use Educator Portal and learn what equipment will be necessary for students to complete this assessment.

    There must be at least 8 registered participants by September 5 to hold this workshop.

    This workshop supports Missouri Teacher Standard 3.3.

    63. ACL Professional Learning Network Group 2

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: 2018-19 ACL-PLN Participants

    Dates: 9/10/2019 to 3/10/2020

    New
    This is a continuation of the 2018-2019 Assessment Capable Learning Network

    Participants will:
    * deepen their learning, understanding and classroom application of the Seven Strategies of Assessment for Learning.
    * collaborate with other highly committed teachers during the 4 cadre sessions
    * receive 4 in-district coaching support sessions

    Lunch, materials, and in-district visists included.

    64. Five Fundamentals For Fact Fluency: Ensuring Every Student Learns Their Facts and Loves Math

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

    Location: 11 Southeast Missouri State University (Cape Girardeau, MO) [map]

    Dates: 9/10/2019 to 9/11/2019

    Memorization and timed tests don't lead to lasting learning of basic facts. A strategy-focused approach not only leads to lasting learning and automaticity of facts, it also improves students overall achievement, reduces anxiety, and increases their confidence in mathematics. This 2-day workshop will be activity- and game- filled so that you leave with all you need to effectively teach and assess your students' emerging fact fluency.

    Each participant will receive a copy of the book:
    Math Fact Fluency: 60+ Games and Assessment Tools to Support Learning and Retention

    65. Leadership Academy 2019-2020

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Administrators in their third year or beyond of leadership

    Dates: 9/10/2019

    Kickoff: June 10-12, 2019
    Location: Hilton Garden Inn and Conference Center, Columbia, MO

    Outdoor Leadership Experience: October 2-5, 2019
    Location: YMCA of the Ozarks, Potosi, MO

    Winter Meeting: January 8-10, 2019
    Location: Hilton Garden Inn and Conference Center, Columbia, MO

    Graduation:June 10-12, 2020
    Hilton Garden Inn and Conference Center, Columbia, MO

    Active MLDS Participants please register for your appropriate year. If you have not been in the MLDS trainings you will register for Developing 1 meetings. Dates for Developing I are:
  • September 10, 2019 - Regional Meeting Day 1
  • October 10, 2019 - Regional Meeting Day 2
  • December 13, 2019 - Regional Meeting Day 3
  • February 12, 2020 - Regional Meeting Day 4

    Please note: Participants should first
    register here with DESE.
    After you register with DESE, then register for the Regional Meetings at South Central RPDC.

    As a member of this year-long academy, your learning will be focused on Missouri Leadership Development System competencies for the developing leader. The Leadership Academy emphasizes the importance of building capacity of instructional practices correlated to high academic achievement for students.

    Total registration cost is $900; $600 payable to your local center or RPDC, $300 payable to YMCA of the Ozarks.

    Full and partial scholarships are available. Please contact Charlie Malam for information on available scholarship money.

  • 66. MAP-A Up-Date for Experienced Administrators (71 Highway Schools)

    Program: RPDC - Central

    Location: 9 - Bowman Building - Nevada, MO (Nevada, MO)

    Audience: Experienced Examiners, Para Examiners, Process Coord & Administrators

    Dates: 9/10/2019

    The MAP-A format is being revised. There is no longer a fall and winter imbedded assessment and a spring summative assessment. Both sessions are imbedded assessments and there is more testing required. We will review the webinar go over the MAP-A changes and talk about how to plan an instructional unit incorporating multiple essential elements at this session.

    Please bring a laptop.
    Registration and Lite Breakfast 8:30 am with Presentation beginning at 9:00 am.

    67. Missouri Leadership Development System Developing Leaders I - Day 1

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Building Principals

    Dates: 9/10/2019

    There are four dates for this workshop; you must register for EACH DATE separately.
  • September 10 - Regional Meeting 1
  • October 10 - Regional Meeting 2
  • December 13 - Next Level Coaching Lab & RPDC Training Room
  • February 12 - Regional Meeting 3

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

    Lunch will be provided. Please notify us of any dietary restrictions at least seven (7) days in advance.
  • 68. School-wide Positive Behavior Support (SW-PBS) Tier 3 Advanced

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Dates: 9/10/2019 to 1/22/2020

    DATES: Tuesday, September 10; Friday, October 11; Monday November 4, 2019; Wednesday, January 22, 2020

    TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

    LOCATIONS: Truman State University Student Union Building Meeting Room 3202 [9/10, 10/11]; Violette Hall 2351 (2nd floor, southeast side) [11/4]; January TBA

    COST: SW-PBS Agreement

    Participants will build on knowledge gained in the Tier 3 Foundations trainings.

    Session 1: FBA/BIP Review and Evaluation
    Session 2: Progress Monitoring through Observation
    Session 3: Monitoring & Sustaining Tier 3 and 8 Effective Classroom Practices
    Session 4: Scoring you FBA/BIP and Maintenance

    69. SE Teacher Academy Graduates - Meeting 1

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

    Location: 1 Southeast Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Cape Girardeau, MO) [map]

    Dates: 9/10/2019

    This meeting is for teachers with a Teacher Academy Graduates agreement with the Southeast RPDC. The Southeast Teacher Academy Graduates program allows participants to continue to deepen knowledge gained from the Teacher Academy program. It is a natural progression to building lead teachers for your school district. Attendees continue to acquire research based best practices aligned to the Missouri Learning Standards and Missouri State Teacher Standards. Building the Artisan Teacher will be the focus for the 2019-2020 school year.

    70. SW-PBS Tier 2 Foundations/Systems - Day 1

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 S&T PCRMC Annex E113 Conference Room (Rolla, Mo) [map]

    Audience: School administrator, representative with specialized academic knowledge (general ed teacher, at-risk teacher, etc.), representative with specialized behavior knowledge (special ed teacher, counselor, interventionist, etc.), additional participants who will serve as Tier 2 team members.

    Dates: 9/10/2019

    There are two dates for this workshop; you must register for EACH DATE separately.
  • September 10, 2019
  • September 30, 2019

    Systems Sessions 1 and 2 are required before teams participate in intervention training.

    Systems Session 1 - This session is designed for schools new to tier 2. Session 1 will focus on foundational knowledge including review of SW-PBS, key features of Tier 2 systems, intensifying supports for students at-risk, confirming readiness for Tier 2 at the school level, review of MO SW-PBS Decision Making Model, establishing a Tier 2 Specialized Behavior Support Team, mapping out a Tier 2 Action Plan, evaluating existing systems for addressing emotional and behavioral needs of students, developing a communication plan, and planning for effective Tier 2 meetings.

    Systems Session 2 - Session 2 builds on the systems knowledge from session 1, preparing the teams to implement a function-based intervention for students at-risk. Specific learning in this session includes developing a data-based process for student identification, ensuring efficient and effective gathering and review of data, selecting appropriate function-based intervention, monitoring student response to intervention, and making decisions about student response based on progress monitoring data.

  • This workshop supports Missouri Teacher Standards: 2.1, 5.3, 6.2.

    Presenter: Jeanie Carey

    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.
  • 71. Missouri Connections Site/Staff Administrator Training - Memphis

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Memphis, MO (Memphis, MO)

    Audience: middle & high school - counselors, career educators, instructors, transition educators, administrators, & others who work with students in career awareness, exploration, development, and planning

    Dates: 9/10/2019

    DATE: Tuesday, September 10, 2019

    TIME: 1:00-3:00pm

    LOCATION: Scotland County Hospital, Library Conference Room (450 E. Sigler Ave., Memphis, MO)

    COST: Free

    This workshop will provide attendees with information regarding accessing user, staff, and administrator accounts; creating user portfolios and managing account settings; creating site, group, and individual reports for assessment and results usage.

    Please bring a device to access the internet (laptop, tablet, or similar).

    Please bring your Missouri Connections school site username and password, as well as site administrator &/or staff account login/password. (If you do not have this information, please contact your school's Missouri Connections site administrator or email Charlene Piel at cpiel@nwmissouri.edu prior to the training.)

    This workshop will be beneficial to middle school and high school - counselors, career educators, instructors, transition educators, administrators, and others who work with students in career awareness, exploration, development, and planning.

    72. Central CoVE

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Ann Hawkins Gentry Middle School (Columbia, MO)

    Dates: 9/10/2019

    The Community of Vision Educators (CoVE) Seminars are designed for vision educators who serve students who are blind and visually impaired. Seminars are held monthly to provide professional development or technical assistance to professionals serving students who are blind or visually impaired. This year's focus will be exploring the resources and organizations available to our students including APH, Lighthouse for the Blind, Vocational Rehabilitation, and WIOA. This Seminar is ACVREP RPPLE approved. Eligible Participants can earn up to 2. ACVREP points.

    73. Beginning Teacher Assistance Program - Maryville (Makeup)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5 Northwest Missouri State University (Maryville, MO) [map]

    Audience: PK-12 Beginning Teachers

    Dates: 9/11/2019 to 2/18/2020

    NEW TEACHERS REGISTER HERE

    Just as the quality of instruction that students receive has a tremendous impact on their performance, the quality of mentoring that new teachers receive can significantly influence their development. This system of support and optional in-district coaching provides a district with the infrastructure to develop a confident beginning teacher and capable mentor. This series meets the Initial Professional Certification (IPC) requirement of participating in a beginning teacher assistance program and aligns to the new Missouri Teacher Standards.

    In-district support provided by NWRPDC staff, further supports a teacher's first year at a deeper, more individualized level. Please contact RPDC office for information.

    Day 1 New Teacher and Mentor:
    *Classroom management and Diverse Classroom
    *Understanding the roles and responsibilities of mentors and new teachers
    *Establishing relationships

    Day 2 New Teacher and Principal:
    *Parent/Teacher Conferences
    *Lesson design/questioning
    *Getting to know the New Teacher Standards
    *Certification-Professional Development Plan
    *Educational Law-MSTA Attorney

    Day 3 New Teacher and Mentor or Principal:
    *Educational Speaker

    Day 4 New Teacher:
    *Lesson design/engagement
    *End of year procedures
    *Reflect on year one and plan for year two

    MENTORS MUST REGISTER SEPARATELY UNDER MENTOR LINK

    Lunch included.
    Optional two hours graduate credit is available.

    74. Beginning Teacher Assistance Program - Trenton (makeup)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: PK-12 Beginning Teachers

    Dates: 9/11/2019 to 2/19/2020

    NEW TEACHERS REGISTER HERE

    Just as the quality of instruction that students receive has a tremendous impact on their performance, the quality of mentoring that new teachers receive can significantly influence their development. This system of support and optional in-district coaching provides a district with the infrastructure to develop a confident beginning teacher and capable mentor. This series meets the Initial Professional Certification (IPC) requirement of participating in a beginning teacher assistance program and aligns to the new Missouri Teacher Standards.

    In-district support provided by NWRPDC staff, further supports a teacher's first year at a deeper, more individualized level. Please contact RPDC office for information.

    Day 1 New Teacher and Mentor:
    *Classroom management and Diverse Classroom
    *Understanding the roles and responsibilities of mentors and new teachers
    *Establishing relationships

    Day 2 New Teacher and Principal:
    *Parent/Teacher Conferences
    *Lesson design/questioning
    *Getting to know the New Teacher Standards
    *Certification-Professional Development Plan
    *Educational Law-MSTA Attorney

    Day 3 New Teacher and Mentor or Principal:
    *Educational Speaker

    Day 4 New Teacher:
    *Lesson design/engagement
    *End of year procedures
    *Reflect on year one and plan for year two

    MENTORS MUST REGISTER SEPARATELY UNDER MENTOR LINK

    Lunch included.
    Optional two hours graduate credit is available.

    75. Developing Quailty Individualized Education Plans

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: Special Education/General Education Teachers, Administrators, and Process Coordinators.

    Dates: 9/11/2019

    The Indiviudal 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.

    76. Experienced MAP-A Updates (Grandview Location)

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Dates: 9/11/2019

    This presentation in for Special Education personnel (from any school district)who has previously been trained to administer the MAP-A. This workshop will review choosing Essential Elements to assess student skills, review any changes made to Educator Portal, and discuss important date to remember. Additionally, participants will review how to integrate instructionally relevant testlets into everyday instruction.


    Presentation in the morning and optional work time in the afternoon.

    Pricing: FREE

    77. LETRS, Cohort II, Session 1 (Southeast RPDC Location)

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

    Location: 1 Southeast Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Cape Girardeau, MO) [map]

    Dates: 9/11/2019

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. Instruction is a mixture of face-to-face learning through structured modules and online videos of effective classroom instruction. Participants in this group must acquire LETRS materials prior to Session 1. If unsure how/where to purchase call 573-651-2083 for that information or email to crodgers@semo.edu.

    Training dates for this cohort group are September 11th, November 13th, January 22nd, and March 25th, and will address each of the four LETRS Units respectively. There will be one charge for the series, but you must register for ALL four dates separately.

    78. Mentor - Beginning Teacher Program - Late Hire

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: PK-12 Beginning Teachers

    Dates: 9/11/2019 to 11/14/2019

    MENTORS OF FIRST YEAR TEACHERS REGISTER HERE

    Just as the quality of instruction that students receive has a tremendous impact on their performance, the quality of mentoring that new teachers receive can significantly influence their development. This system of support and optional in-district coaching provides a district with the infrastructure to develop a confident beginning teacher and capable mentor. Mentors will experience a two-day academy specifially for them to develop skills to support the growth and development of the novice teacher.

    In-district support provided by NWRPDC staff, further supports a teacher's first year at a deeper, more individualized level. Please contact RPDC office for information.

    Day 1 New Teacher and Mentor:
    *Mentor Academy
    *Understanding the roles and responsibilities of mentors and new teachers
    *Establishing relationships

    Day 2 Mentor Academy:
    *Expanding coaching and feedback skills

    Day 3 New Teacher and Mentor or Principal:
    *Educational Speaker

    BEGINNING TEACHERS MUST REGISTER SEPARATELY UNDER BEGINNING TEACHER LINK

    Lunch included.
    Optional one hour of graduate credit is available.

    79. New To MAP-A Training

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 9/11/2019

    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 2018-19 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

    80. Career Exploration, ICAP, Missouri Connections, and Implementation Frameworks for Educators - Truman

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Audience: middle & high school - counselors, career educators, instructors, transition educators, administrators, & others who work with students in career awareness, exploration, development, and planning

    Dates: 9/11/2019

    DATE: Wednesday, September 11, 2019

    TIME: 9:00am-12:00pm

    LOCATION: Truman State University Pickler Memorial Library Room 103

    COST: Free

    This workshop will provide an overview of the Missouri Individual Career & Academic Plan (ICAP) now available as a part of Missouri Connections CIS360. This new feature includes a series of activities consisting of assessments, modules and components assigned by grade level beginning in the 8th grade and culminating in the 12th grade. As students' complete ICAP activities in CIS360, these populate into an ICAP Print Report compliant with SB 638 requirements. This workshop will be demonstration and hands-on training exploring the CIS360 online program.

    Please bring a device to access the internet (laptop, tablet, or similar).

    This workshop will be beneficial to middle school and high school - counselors, career educators, instructors, transition educators, administrators, and others who work with students in career awareness, exploration, development, and planning.

    81. DESE ELA Content Directors: Updates and Instructional Strategies

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Area Teachers, Teams, and Building Administrators

    Dates: 9/11/2019

    Here's an opportunity to catch the latest information and updates from DESE ELA Director Debbie Jameson and Assistant Director Lisa Scroggs. Debbie will address grade levels K-5 in the morning, Lisa 6-12 in the afternoon. The presentations will cover content, assessments, resources, volunteer opportunities, and cross-curricular instructional strategies that have proven results in reading and writing. Time for table discussions among colleagues will complete the day. Don't miss out! Bring your questions and ideas for a day of collaboration and learning!

    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.

    82. NEW to MAP-A

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

    Location: 1 Southeast Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Cape Girardeau, MO) [map]

    Dates: 9/11/2019

    Training for Special Education personnel who are NEW to the administration of the MAP-A or those who need to be familiar with the process. Participants will learn how the various levels of the Learning Map work together to create a dynamic test for each individual student, how to select appropriate Essential Elements based upon the blueprint 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 and learn what equipment will be necessary for students to complete this assessment. Participants will also become familiar with the compliance components related to MAP-A.
    Lunch will be on your own.

    83. Paraprofessional Training & Support

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5 Northwest Missouri State University (Maryville, MO) [map]

    Audience: PK-12 Para-Professionals

    Dates: 9/11/2019

    This hands-on, interactive workshop will concentrate on training for new and experienced para-professionals to be successful in their school assignments. Participants will be provided with a tool box of strategies to assist with student behavior and instruction and building relationships with students. Time will also be spent reviewing their roles and responsibilities

    Lunch included.

    This training will also be offered on September 11.

    84. Missouri Connections Site/Staff Administrator Training - Truman

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Audience: middle & high school - counselors, career educators, instructors, transition educators, administrators, & others who work with students in career awareness, exploration, development, and planning

    Dates: 9/11/2019

    DATE: Wednesday, September 11, 2019

    TIME: 1:00-3:00pm

    LOCATION: Truman State University Pickler Memorial Library Room 103

    COST: Free

    This workshop will provide attendees with information regarding accessing user, staff, and administrator accounts; creating user portfolios and managing account settings; creating site, group, and individual reports for assessment and results usage.

    Please bring a device to access the internet (laptop, tablet, or similar).

    Please bring your Missouri Connections school site username and password, as well as site administrator &/or staff account login/password. (If you do not have this information, please contact your school's Missouri Connections site administrator or email Charlene Piel at cpiel@nwmissouri.edu prior to the training.)

    This workshop will be beneficial to middle school and high school - counselors, career educators, instructors, transition educators, administrators, and others who work with students in career awareness, exploration, development, and planning.

    85. BEST 2.0: Classroom Environment

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: New and returning teachers

    Dates: 9/11/2019

    Building Educational Support for Teaching
    Missouri's requirements for Beginning Teacher Assistance Programming (BTAP) have changed. UMKC Regional Professional Development has designed courses for beginning teachers needing the required curriculum. Participants whose building/district provides no training must attend all session topics to meet the new requirements; otherwise participants may select to attend sessions as needed.
    Cost:
    FREE for RPDC Member Schools/Districts OR $30 for Non-Members

    86. Missouri Leadership Development System: Emerging Year 2

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Dates: 9/12/2019 to 3/9/2020

    The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is a continuum of learning and supports provided to school leaders from aspiring to retiring. In addition to content available for aspiring school leaders, five levels of support comprise MLDS: Emerging Year 1, Emerging Year 2, Developing Year 1, Developing Year 2 and Transformational Leadership. School leaders will want to invest in their own professional development by attending each level of training.
    The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) Emerging Year 2 provides principals:

    •Conclusion of two-years of productive and relevant mentoring

    •Training and support through research based learning experiences

    •Opportunities to develop formal and informal professional networks

    MLDS Emerging Year 1 includes two regional meetings which provide practical, relevant learning as well as two coaching labs providing hands on experiences to improve skills in assessing school culture. In addition, a minimum of 20 hours of mentor support are included.

    Participation in Emerging Year 1 is a pre-requisite for this course. If you are in year two of school leadership and did not participate in Emerging Year 1, please contact the RPDC Leadership Development Specialist, Teresa Tulipana at tulipanat@umkc.edu to discuss your best course placement.

    Completion of the Emerging Level series (year 1 and 2) meets administrative certification requirements.

    87. SW MLDS Emerging Yr 2. Cohort Regional Meeting: September 12 (Thursday)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Audience: SW Region Emerging year 2 Leaders

    Dates: 9/12/2019

    New
    Welcome Back to MLDS Emerging Year 2 Cohort in the SW Region! It's time to register for our Regional Meeting #1 to be held at Park Central Square Office Building, in downtown Springfield, Room 112.

    Time: We will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end by 2:30 p.m.

    Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.

    A parking code will be sent prior to the date that will provide directions and the code to park at no cost. MLDS is NO COST for EML Yr. 2! Topics will include: Understanding Self and Others, Reading and Shaping School Culture

    See you in September! Annette Cozort

    88. Early Warning Signs

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Teachers, Counselors, & Administrators

    Dates: 9/12/2019

    The Early Warning Signs is a systemic process that involves the use of proven, evidence-based practices that keep students in school. The screener utilizes data analysis to identify students at risk. It assist in raising students achievement, enhancing student engagement, strengthening attendance, increasing graduation rates and improving post-school outcomes. During this training, participants will become familiar with how, when and why to use this screener.

    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.

    89. Missouri Leadership Development System Emerging Leaders II - Day 1

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Building Principals

    Dates: 9/12/2019

    Closed
    There are four dates for this workshop; however, the October and March Coaching Labs are TBA. You must register for EACH REGIONAL MEETING separately.
  • September 12 - Regional Meeting 1
  • October - Coaching Lab TBA
  • January 22 - Regional Meeting 2
  • March - Coaching Lab TBA

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

    Lunch will be provided. Please notify us of any dietary restrictions at least seven (7) days in advance.
  • 90. MLDS Emerging Level - Year 1 - Regional Meeting #2

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

    Location: 1 Southeast Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Cape Girardeau, MO) [map]

    Dates: 9/12/2019

    The Missouri Leadership Development System provides support to new leaders to allow them to be successful in their first "Building Leadership" position.

    Year 1 dates include:
    July 30, 2019 - Regional Meeting #1
    September 12, 2019 - Regional Meeting #2
    November 6 or 8 or 12 or 20 or 22, 2019 - Learning Lab (off campus site) - Register for only one date.
    January 21, 2020 - Regional Meeting #3
    March 5 or 10 or 26, 2020 - Learning Lab (off campus site) - Register for only one date.

    YOU MUST REGISTER FOR EACH DATE SEPARATELY

    For additional information, contact Tom Okruch at 573.986.6130

    91. MO SW-PBS Tier 1 Emerging Advanced Phase (1 of 6 Part Series)

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

    Dates: 9/12/2019

    Session 1

    • Engage staff in renewing ongoing commitment to a positive, proactive and instructional approach to discipline.

    • List readiness requirements for Tier 2 with faculty and staff.

    • Create a system for monitoring staff-managed behavior to facilitate planning, teaching, and development of intervention efforts.

    • Use effective action planning to guide and monitor development and implementation tasks.

    92. Survivor - Year 2 (BTAP Emerging Level II) - Day 1

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 Columbia College (Rolla, MO)

    Audience: Professional Development for K-12 educators that have attended a BTAP-Beginning Teacher Assistance Program and completed their first year of teaching.

    Dates: 9/12/2019

    The registration fee of $175 is for both dates. Please register for EACH workshop separately.
  • September 12, 2019 - Day 1
  • January 16, 2020 - Day 2

    The beginning years of teaching prove to be most challenging as teachers are usually discouraged and endure difficulty with transitioning into the teaching profession. We currently know that the early years in the teaching profession are most critical because they contribute to the future teaching practices. (Bartell, 2004)

    Prerequisite: Completion of a Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP - Emerging Level I).

    Emerging Level II is designed to provide support and strategies for teachers that have completed at least one year of teaching and satisfied the DESE requirement of attending a Beginning Teacher Assistance Program. Emerging Level IIcontinues to emphasize classroom management, but also focuses on instructional design, differentiation, creating learning activities, formative assessment strategies, and feedback.

    This professional development opportunity is designed to provide support and strategies for new teachers and is based on the new Missouri Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) Standards.

    South Central RPDC - Survivor Series (BTAP Emerging Level I and II) creates an opportunity for sharing and learning with other beginning teachers. Training and support provided by experienced RPDC resource specialists.

    Mentors may join their mentee at either session at a reduced rate of $50 per session. - Mentors must register to attend.

    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.


  • 93. SW-PBS Emerging Team Training - Meeting 3

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

    Location: SE RPDC-SE MO State Univ.-Cape Girardeau (Cape Girardeau, MO)

    Dates: 9/12/2019

    The Southeast RPDC will be hosting six training workshops for teams that have been planning with staff and are getting ready to implement MO SW-PBS with their students. Building teams will be given time to work together to review newly created artifacts, prepare for the full implementation of Tier 1 SW-PBS for the upcoming school year, and dig deeper into the MO SW-PBS Effective Classroom Practices. In addition, the team will build systems for implementation fidelity.

    Please sign up for each meeting date separately.

    Meeting Dates include:
    June 27, 2019
    June 28, 2019
    September 12, 2019
    December 10, 2019
    January 29, 2020
    February 27, 2020

    Missouri Teacher Standards:
    Standard 2 Student Learning, Growth and Development
    Standard 5: Positive Classroom Environment
    Standard 7 Student Assessment and Data Analysis
    Standard 9 Professional Collaboration

    94. Teamwork in the IEP journey - Three part Series - Meeting #1

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

    Location: 1 University Center Program Lounge (Cape Girardeau, MO)

    Dates: 9/12/2019

    This 3-part series will take participants through the IEP process from making Quality Eligibility Determination, Creating a Quality IEP using data from the eligibility report, and Progress Monitoring of individualized student goals. Tiffiney Smith, Compliance Consultant along with Susan Hekmat and Marcia Clark, Improvement Consultants will working together to focus on how compliance and best practices work together in the IEP process. Additionally, it will focus on how the journey of the IEP process threads together and no single part is created in isolation. This takes a TEAM including all stakeholders to ensure student progress and success.

    September 12, 2019 - Quality Eligibility Determinations
    The focus of this day 1 workshop will be on the evaluation process from pre-referral to eligibility.

    December 10, 2019 - Creating Quality IEPs
    The Individual Education Program is the key to providing effective services for a special education student. This training will review the process of developing and writing an IEP.

    February 26, 2020 - Progress Monitoring
    A key way to see the impact of instruction is through monitoring student progress and collection data. During this session, the "what" and "how" of collecting data for goals/objectives will be discussed and practiced.

    Please register for all three dates separately.

    95. Change Agents for Equity, Language and Literacy Program

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 9/13/2019 to 4/9/2020

    New
    Change Agents for Equity, Language and Literacy Program is designed for change agents dedicated to school improvement with a mission of improving culturally and linguistically responsive pedagogy through a social justice education and action research-based approach. The MELL Change Agents Program will be customized to the needs of the cohort. Confianza Consultants Sarah Ottow and Marisa Nathan will provide on-site training and online support throughout the 2019-2020 school year. This series is perfect for district teams. Attendance to all three sessions is required with registration.

    96. MTDS Emerging Level I: Beginning Teacher Assistance Program - Springfield Cohort 2

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Audience: Beginning Teachers

    Dates: 9/13/2019 to 4/3/2020

    This high-quality learning experience provides on-going support and job-embedded professional development designed to meet the needs of beginning teachers.

    The program meets the state initial certification requirement and participants will be provided a certificate of completion from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). This program includes 5 days of supports for beginning teachers, two of which include time with their mentor teacher (no charge for mentor teachers, who attend one day in the fall and one day in the spring). Breakfast will be served at 8:30 am each day with sessions starting at 9:00 am. Lunch will be on your own.

    97. Standards-Based IEPs

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: This session is recommended for all educators, (general, special, administrators) who teach students with disabilities in inclusive classrooms.

    Dates: 9/13/2019

    The Standards Based IEP Training will take participants through the steps involved in developing a process of planning that improves the development of the IEP and helps the IEP team participants see the importance of connecting instructional goals to the general curriculum and grade-level standards. Emphasis is placed on aligning IEP goals with the Missouri Learning Standards.
    Participants will:

    •Understand the 7 Step Standards-Based IEP Process.

    •Develop awareness of the elements required to construct a present level using the Standards-Based IEP process.

    •Develop SMART Standards-Based IEP goals.

    This session is recommended for all educators, (general, special, administrators) who teach students with disabilities in inclusive classrooms.
    Cost: $40.00 KCRPDC Members OR $50 Non KCRPDC Members

    98. SW-PBS Tier 1 Training-Frontier Schools

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: Building Administrator with SWPBS Tier 1 Team Members

    Dates: 9/13/2019 to 5/7/2020

    By Invitation Only
    R
    Regional Preparation Phase
    Session Description: Missouri Schoolwide Positive Behavior Supports (MO SW-PBS) will host a series of workshops designed for Preparation Phase school teams. Teams will learn Essential Components of SW-PBS, share progress towards creating systems for future implementation and network to share developing practices. For current SW-PBS Preparation Phase schools only.

    Outcomes: By the end of these sessions participants will be able to "�.

    •Describe the Science of Behavior including antecedent, behavior and consequence.

    •Identify schoolwide expectations that define success for all students.

    •Create a matrix of behaviors to clarify each schoolwide expectations.

    •Develop lesson plans to teach schoolwide expectations.

    •Gain commitment from all stakeholders.

    •Develop a tangible and non-tangible reinforcement system to enhance the use of specific positive feedback.

    •Develop and implement a continuum of positive reinforcement to motivate students.

    •Define what constitutes a major or office-managed behavior.

    •Use strategies for minor or staff-managed inappropriate behavior.

    •Engage in effective data-based decision making processes.

    99. *Beginning Teacher Assistance Program - Level 3

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Dates: 9/13/2019 to 3/27/2020

    TENTATIVE DATES: Fridays: September 13 & November 22, 2019; February 21 & March 27, 2020

    TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

    LOCATION: Truman State University Violette Hall 2351 [fall]; TBA [spring]

    COST: $240.00 - 4 sessions, morning refreshments, lunch, and the book Fair Isn't Always Equal: Assessment and Grading in the Differentiated Classroom by Rick Wormeli included

    The beginning years of teaching prove to be most challenging as teachers are usually discouraged and endure difficulty with transitioning into the teaching profession. We currently know that the early years in the teaching profession are most critical because they contribute to the future teaching practices. (Bartell, 2004)

    This 3-level professional development opportunity is designed to provide support and strategies for new teachers and is based on the new Missouri Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) Standards. Core content will include the Missouri Learning Standards Expectations, Teacher Standards, Educator Evaluation Standards, Classroom Management and Culture, Formative and Summative Assessments, and effective research-based instructional strategies.

    Level 3 is designed to provide support and strategies for teachers in their third year of teaching. A continued network of support and collegiality will be created for teachers just joining and sustained for teachers continuing from Levels 1 & 2 as they meet throughout the year in this 4-session program.

    This workshop meets the Initial Professional Certification requirement for participating in a Beginning Teacher Assistance Program that must be completed within the first 5 years of teaching.

    100. Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) YEAR 1 - ELEMENTARY (Meeting 1 of 3)

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

    Location: 1 Southeast Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Cape Girardeau, MO) [map]

    Dates: 9/13/2019

    CALLING ALL NEW ELEMENTARY TEACHERS!

    First-year elementary teachers will deepen their knowledge of effective teaching and learning practices. They will experience a three-day professional development opportunity designed to support and enrich their knowledge of "how students learn best." The BTAP Standards will be addressed, which when partnered with ongoing support, can improve practices impacting student achievement.

    THIS SERIES MEETS THE INITIAL PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION (IPC) REQUIREMENT OF PARTICIPATING IN A BEGINNING TEACHER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AND ALIGNS TO THE MISSOURI TEACHER STANDARDS.

    *NOTE: Participants must register for EACH date separately:

    September 13, 2019 = NEW ELEMENTARY TEACHERS AND MENTORS

    November 18, 2019 = NEW TEACHERS AND BUILDING PRINCIPALS
  • 9:00 - 11:45: New Teachers and Principals
  • 1:00 - 3:00: New Teachers Only

    March 18, 2020 = NEW ELEMENTARY TEACHERS ONLY
  • 101. DESE's K-12 Missouri State Literacy Plan Informational Workshop

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: K-12 Administrators and Teachers

    Dates: 9/13/2019

    In Missouri, local school boards make curriculum decisions tailored to the needs of their students and communities. The state literacy plan is not a mandated document for districts, but rather a collection of evidence-based resources, ideas and themes that might be considered in building a local, comprehensive literacy plan. It provides information on integrating literacy instruction with the state standards and current knowledge about literacy development.

    This interactive half-day workshop will provide participants a blueprint with the essential components of an effective district/building literacy plan for improving student literacy. Participants will have time to reflect using the "What's Your Status?" questions either as starting points for developing a new local literacy plan or evaluating a current plan. Time for questions/answers and sharing of resources will be a priority.

    Participants are encouraged to bring their copy of the K-12 Missouri State Literacy Plan available August 1, 2019, on the DESE English language arts web page. https://dese.mo.gov/college-career-readiness/curriculum/english-language-arts

    Using the K-12 Missouri State Literacy Plan as a guide, it is the hope that individual school districts will design their own literacy plan to meet the needs of their students.