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1. Understanding Your ACCESS Data

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 5/22/2019

Starting Today
Wondering about how to best use the data that you receive on your students from the ACCESS assessment? Join Ryan Rumpf as he helps make sense of data that school districts receive for English Learners. Participants will learn how to use the ACCESS growth charts posted on DESE website and explore the implications. Additionally, data from several case studies will be presented to aid in improvement efforts for the following school year. DESE up dates will be shared with participants. There is no charge for this workshop.

2. MEES Train-the-Trainer Meeting - St. Charles

Program: DESE - Educator Preparation

Location: Lindenwood University (St. Charles, MO) [map]

Audience: RPDC & EPP faculty

Dates: 5/28/2019

Starting Soon
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education - Office of Educator Quality - Educator Preparation announce the following dates for orientation to training on the revised Missouri Educator Evaluation System teacher candidate forms. Each Educator Preparation Program will be reimbursed for four participants at a flat-rate of $50 each. Educator Preparation Programs will invoice the Office of Educator Quality - Educator Preparation within 30 days of the event in order to receive the reimbursement. The targeted audience for this training is institutions of higher education Educator Preparation Programs and Regional Professional Development Centers only.

3. Speech-Language Eligibility Criterion

Program: RPDC - Northeast

Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

Dates: 5/29/2019

DATE: Wednesday, May 29, 2019

TIME: 9:00-11:30am

LOCATION: Truman State University Student Union Building Activities Room (3200)

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.

4. Missouri Equity Lab

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Dates: 5/29/2019

Educational equity means students have access to excellent teachers and receive the same high-quality education regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, language, disability, family background and/or income. The Equity Lab is an important learning opportunity for district/school teams to think about where inequity exists in their school system and to develop strategies for addressing these areas of inequity. As implementation of ESSA begins, every district and school will need to know this information in order to be in compliance with the federal law. Make plans today to attend an Equity Lab in your region by contacting your location RPDC or regional service center.

It is recommended that teams of 3-4 individuals attend:
Administrators
Counselor
Teacher Leader Representative

5. Speech Implementer Training

Program: RPDC - Northeast

Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

Dates: 5/29/2019

DATE: Wednesday, May 29, 2019

TIME: 12:30-3:00pm

LOCATION: Truman State University Student Union Building Activities Room (3200)

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.

6. *Missouri Post-Secondary Success: Assertiveness Training

Program: RPDC - Northeast

Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

Dates: 5/30/2019

DATE: Thursday, May 30, 2019

TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

LOCATION: Truman State University Student Union Building TBA

COST: $60 - Morning refreshments and lunch included

This workshop will focus on the College and Career Competencies and Practices for teaching inter- and intra-personal competencies. The purpose of the training is to teach educators to systemically embed these competencies into content-area instruction. The objective of the training is to teach educators what assertiveness is, to be able to explain to colleagues why it is important for students to learn, to be prepared to teach the competency, to create an instructional plan, and to learn about the resources available in this area.

This workshop aligns with & supports Missouri Teacher/Leader Standards 1, 2, and 7

7. School-Wide Positive Behavior Support (SW-PBS) Tier 1 Emerging Teams Training - Veterans Elementary

Program: RPDC - Northeast

Location: 4 Hannibal 60 (Hannibal, MO)

Dates: 5/30/2019 to 2/11/2020

New
This training is for Veterans Elementary only.

DATES: Thursday-Friday, May 30-31; Thursday, September 19; Tuesday, October 22; Thursday, December 12, 2019; Tuesday, February 11, 2020

TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

LOCATION: Veterans Elementary, Hannibal

COST: SW-PBS Agreement

This workshop series is designed for teams beginning their first full year of SW-PBS implementation with students. Content will emphasize a deeper understanding and implementation of the Essential Components of SW-PBS, implementation of effective classroom practices, and the use of data for quality decision-making. By the end of these six sessions, participants will work toward implementation of the eight essential components of SW-PBS and collect data to assess fidelity of implementation.

Session 1: Assessing Current Status and Planning for Implementation-Day 1
Session 2: Assessing Current Status and Planning for Implementation-Day 2
Session 3: Implementation Fidelity
Session 4: Teaching Expected Behavior
Session 5: Encouraging Expected Behavior
Session 6: Discouraging Inappropriate Behavior

Conference

8. Summer Leadership Conference 2019

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Dates: 6/3/2019

Northwest RPDC is pleased to host its 3rd Annual Great Northwest Leadership Conference. Keynote speaker, Beth Houf, will be sharing practical ideas to develop schools and classrooms that are student centered and directed for modern learners. Beth is passionate about developing schools that encourage high levels of learning and empowerment where students and staff are running to get in, not out! Beth serves as principal of Fulton Middle School and also speaks and facilitates professional learning at the national and international level. Most recently, she has co-authored the book, Lead Like a PIRATE with Shelly Burgess.

The afternoon will feature multiple breakout sessions highlighting current education topics and best practices in our region and throughout Missouri.

Breakout Sessions:
*Getting Started with Standards-Based Grading and Proficiency Scales
*Dyslexia: Leadership Strategies to Support Next Steps
*Project Based Learning-An Overview for School Leaders
*MSIP 6-What School Leaders Need to Know!
*Through the Trauma Lens: A Primer on Being Trauma Informed
*Missouri Connections for Leaders
*Hot Legal Topics for Northwest Missouri Schools
*Parkview Elementary: A Culture of Success
*MAP/EOC Up-to-Date Assessment Information for School Leaders
*How to Effectively Use Your APR to Guide Continuous Improvement
*PBL at the High School Level: One School's Journey
*Cohort 3 SpEd Compliance-What to Expect!

Target Audience: K-12 Administrators, Teachers, PDC Teams

Registration fee: $100 per person; lunch included

9. Speech Language Eligibility and Speech Implementer Training

Program: RPDC - Southwest

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

Dates: 6/3/2019

Register here for August 23rd training

Speech-Language Eligibility Criterion

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.

Learning objectives for this training are:

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.

Speech Implementer Training:

This training 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 for this training are:

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.

10. Careers in Agriculture/Rural Entrepreneurship Series - Part 1

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

Dates: 6/4/2019

The field of Agriculture offers a large number of career opportunities, many in specialized areas. Have you ever considered how your curriculum can be related to the Agriculture field? Have you given thought to all the people employed through an agriculture related field and the impact that industry has on your local community? These are a couple of questions that may have a surprising answer for you. Agriculture/Agribusiness is an 88 billion dollar industry in Missouri, employing 400,000 people across the state.
This Careers in Agriculture/Rural Entrepreneurship Externship provides Administrators, School Counselors, and Teachers the opportunity to see and experience how the skills taught in all subject areas are essential to many agricultural related careers. Participants will tour agriculture-related businesses to see the range of careers available and have the opportunity to make connections with employers within their region. The second part of the externship is designed to connect the "job" with the "preparation/training"½½. Administrators, School Counselors, and Teachers will participate in hands-on activities through various programs at the College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (CAFNR), University of Missouri, Columbia. Teachers will receive a lesson related to agriculture to use in their classroom to further build a connection between their subject and career possibilities.
Certificate documenting contact hours will be provided through the Regional Professional Development Center.
Starting location will be the Boone County Fairgrounds in Sturgeon, MO.

11. *Ambitious Teaching: Taking Action to Ensure Student Achievement - Session I

Program: RPDC - Northeast

Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

Dates: 6/4/2019

Session I: Growth Mindset and Productive Struggle

DATE: Tuesday, June 4, 2019

TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

LOCATION: Truman State University Student Union Building TBA

COST: $100* - Morning refreshments and lunch included
*Please see note at bottom about discount for attending all sessions.

Teachers are being asked to change roles and to become facilitators of student learning. To accomplish this in mathematics, they are often required to practice "ambitious teaching." In ambitious teaching, the teacher provides students with challenging tasks and then observes and listens, offering appropriate support as needed. Students may be working on their own, in pairs, or in collaborative groups. The goal is to ensure that every student succeeds in doing meaningful, high-quality work, not just completing procedures with no meaning attached.

This series of workshops--beginning with two workshops this summer and continuing into the 2019-2020 school year--is suitable for the K-6 teacher and will take a deep look at teaching in mathematics. In Session I of the series, we will dig into the ideas of Growth Mindset and the need to support Productive Struggle in our classrooms.

Hands-on activities, games, and time for reflection and discourse will encourage participants to make connections with these ideas and to identify where they are occurring or where they could easily be added to their own classroom practices.

Join me as we tackle the challenges of ambitious teaching by taking a deeper look at Growth Mindset and Productive Struggle.

*Each session is a stand-alone workshop, so teachers may choose which workshops will be most meaningful for them. Individual sessions will be $100; HOWEVER, teachers who choose to attend all six sessions will receive a discount--with the final cost being $450.

12. Region D Workshop - Columbia Public Schools Aslin Administration Building

Program: DESE - Federal Programs

Audience: Federal Programs Administration

Dates: 6/4/2019

New
Federal Programs Region D Workshop - Columbia Public Schools Aslin Administration Building(Board Room). Lunch will NOT be provided.

13. Speech Eligibility & Speech Implementer Training

Program: RPDC - South Central

Location: 6 Havener Center (Rolla, MO) [map]

Audience: Superintendents, Speech Implementers, and Supervising Speech Pathologists

Dates: 6/4/2019


Speech-Language Eligibility Criterion

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, SPEd administrators, DESE and other stakeholders.

Learning Objectives:
  • Better informed of the proposed eligibility criterion changes.
  • Identify specific changes that will need to be made in local procedures used for speech-language eligibility determinations.
  • Identify resources to assist in eligibility determinations.

    Speech Implementer Training

    This training is for any Local Education Agency (LEA) using the Speech Implementer Model in 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:

  • Understand the differences between the roles of the speech implementer and the speech/language pathology assistant, and the roles of the supervising speech-language pathologist.
  • Identify facilitation techniques for student IEP goals, data collection methods and other record keeping.
  • Identify behavior modification techniques, and generalization strategies.

    Lunch will be provided. Please notify us of any dietary restrictions at least seven (7) days in advance.
  • 14. Careers in Agriculture/Rural Entrepreneurship Series - Part 2

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

    Dates: 6/5/2019

    The field of Agriculture offers a large number of career opportunities, many in specialized areas. Have you ever considered how your curriculum can be related to the Agriculture field? Have you given thought to all the people employed through an agriculture related field and the impact that industry has on your local community? These are a couple of questions that may have a surprising answer for you. Agriculture/Agribusiness is an 88 billion dollar industry in Missouri, employing 400,000 people across the state.
    The second part of the Careers in Agriculture/Rural Entrepreneurship Series is designed to connect the "job" with the "preparation/training". Administrators, School Counselors, and Teachers will participate in hands-on/demonstration activities through various programs at the College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (CAFNR), University of Missouri, Columbia. To further build a connection between the classroom and career opportunities, participants will explore Missouri Connections, gaining a stronger understanding of this valuable resource. In addition, teachers will receive a "lesson in a box" related to agriculture to use in their classroom.
    Certificate documenting contact hours will be provided through the Regional Professional Development Center.

    15. What is SW-PBS?

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Staff members and administrators new to SW-PBS buildings and/or teams. Experienced SW-PBS participants needing a refresher

    Dates: 6/5/2019

    Are you a new teacher or administrator in a SW-PBS school and have never participated in SW-PBS training, or are you already teaching in a building where SW-PBS is implemented but you don’t understand what it is all about? Then this workshop is for you. MO SW-PBS will offer a one-day Tier 1 Training for staff members and administrators who desire a better understanding of SW-PBS. This training focuses on understanding the 8 essential components of the Tier 1 process.

    This workshop will be repeated on July 23. You are not required to attend both dates.

    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.

    16. Getting Started with Standards Based Grading & Proficiency Scales

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5 Trenton R-9 School District (Trenton, MO)

    Audience: K-12 Educators, Administrators

    Dates: 6/6/2019 to 6/7/2019

    New Domain Session
    Standards-based grading is more than tweaking an existing grading system. Rather, it's a defined alignment of existing curriculum, assessment, and reporting student learning. In this training, we will walk participants through thoughtful and practical implementation of each element of an effective standards-based grading system highlighting the potential pitfalls, opportunities, and challenges.

    Lunch on your own
    Optional 1 hour of graduate credit available.

    This class is also offered on July 23 & 24

    17. Careers in Agriculture - Bus Tour

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

    Audience: Middle School/High School Teachers, Counselors, & Administrators

    Dates: 6/6/2019 to 6/7/2019

    Would you like to experience the wide range of knowledge and skills needed to work in an agriculture related business? Would you like to see how the skills learned in your classroom are essential to career success in Missouri's largest industry? Would you like to collaborate with other educators to design lessons for your students around agriculture related business? If you answered "YES"½½ to these questions then...Get on the Bus!

    Join us for 2 days of professional learning to explore agriculture-related businesses and make industry contacts that will benefit your students.

    Teams Encouraged: Reimbursement Stipend for the first 25 participants to register.

    June 6 - Bus Tour
    June 7 - Collaboration Meetings

    18. Reaching and Teaching Students with Characteristics of Dyslexia (Session I & II)

    Program: RPDC - Southwest

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

    Dates: 6/6/2019

    This workshop is designed to take a closer look into understanding, reaching and teaching students with reading difficulties and characteristics of dyslexia. Participants will explore and engage in hands-on strategies that support the learning progressions of effective phonological and phonemic awareness, as well as phonics and spelling instruction that are essential to developing successful readers. [This workshop was provided last school year.] Hot breakfast and parking are included in the registration.

    19. Missouri Equity Lab - Palmyra Area

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Palmyra, MO (Palmyra, MO)

    Dates: 6/6/2019

    DATE: Thursday, June 16, 2019

    TIME: 9:00am-12:00pm

    LOCATION: Northeast MO Electric Power Co-Op Building (3705 US Business 61, Palmyra)

    COST: Free

    Workshop registration will close on May 30 to allow time for collection of participating district data.

    Educational equity means students have access to excellent teachers and receive the same high-quality education regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, language, disability, family background, and/or income. As implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) begins, every district and school will need to know this information in order to be in compliance with the federal law. Teams of educators from local school communities are invited to be a part of the Equity Lab to explore data, identify causes, and develop strategies for ensuring all students have access to excellent teachers.

    20. Reaching and Teaching Students with Characteristics of Dyslexia - Level III

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Any/All Subjects, Professional Development, Title Reading, Special Education Teachers, & Administrators

    Dates: 6/6/2019

    This workshop is being offered on four dates. You do not need to attend each date.
  • June 6, 2019
  • September 30, 2019
  • November 18, 2019
  • December 17, 2019

    Level III: What can you do to address the needs of at-risk readers/writers? This training will provide a closer look into understanding, reaching and teaching students with reading difficulties that might be signs of dyslexia. Understanding processing needs of these learners will ensure deeper multi-sensory instruction and how changing the teaching approach can change the brain. Active participation will be expected as participants practice instructional strategies for evidence based effective reading/writing lessons. Participants will leave with instructional strategies to put into place immediately.

    This session will include the following topics:
  • Vocabulary
  • Morphology/Etymology
  • Fluency
  • Spelling/Writing
  • Language Structures
  • Comprehension

    Participants must complete Level I & II prior to attending Level III training.

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

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

  • 21. Region E Workshop - Poplar Bluff R-I Schools

    Program: DESE - Federal Programs

    Audience: Federal Programs Administration

    Dates: 6/6/2019

    Federal Programs Region E Workshop - Poplar Bluff R-I Administration Office (Computer Lab Room). Lunch will NOT be provided.

    22. Region I Workshop - Kirksville R-III

    Program: DESE - Federal Programs

    Audience: Federal Programs Administration

    Dates: 6/6/2019

    New
    Federal Programs Region I Workshop - Kirksville R-III (Kirksville Board of Education Offices). Lunch will NOT be provided.

    23. SW-PBS Tier 1 Emerging Phase - BLUE SPRINGS DISTRICT

    Program: RPDC - Central

    Location: Bartow Administrative Center (Blue Springs, MO) [map]

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

    Dates: 6/6/2019 to 1/15/2020

    Missouri School-Wide Positive Behavior Support (MO SW-PBS). This is a series of six sessions designed for school teams beginning their first full year of SW-PBS implementation. Content will emphasize deeper understanding and implementation of the Essential Components of SW-PBS, implementation of effective classroom practices, and the use of data for quality decision making. These sessions are for current SW-PBS Tier 1 Emerging schools only.

    Outcomes for this session include:
    ** Implementing Data-Based Decision-Making to analyze fidelity of implementation of SW-PBS - specifically looking at multiple data sources (informal surveys, self-assessments, peer observations, walk-throughs, and interviews.)
    ** Developing systems for annually collecting, reviewing, and reporting student assistance referrals both social and academic.
    ** Identifying the value and features of Classroom Practice. Supervision.
    ** Use of effective action planning to guide and monitor development and implementation tasks.

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

    Leader Standards: #1, Quality Indicator 1; #2, Quality Indicator 1; #4, Quality Indicator 1,2

    Lunch will be on your own.

    24. Missouri Post-Secondary Success Project Overview

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Principals and Superintendents

    Dates: 6/6/2019

    New
    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.

    25. MEES Train-the-Trainer Meeting - Jefferson City

    Program: DESE - Educator Preparation

    Location: Harry S Truman State Office Bldg Room 490/492 (Jefferson City, MO) [map]

    Audience: RPDC & EPP faculty

    Dates: 6/7/2019

    The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education - Office of Educator Quality - Educator Preparation announce the following dates for orientation to training on the revised Missouri Educator Evaluation System teacher candidate forms. Each Educator Preparation Program will be reimbursed for four participants at a flat-rate of $50 each. Educator Preparation Programs will invoice the Office of Educator Quality - Educator Preparation within 30 days of the event in order to receive the reimbursement. The targeted audience for this training is institutions of higher education Educator Preparation Programs and Regional Professional Development Centers only.

    26. Leadership Academy Program and Kickoff (2019-2020)

    Program: DESE - Leadership Academy

    Location: Hilton Garden Inn (Columbia, MO) [map]

    Audience: Principals or those in a leadership role in year 3 or more in administration

    Dates: 6/10/2019 to 6/12/2019

    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 will be made payable to your local center or RPDC. $300 will be made payable to YMCA of the Ozarks Outdoor Learning Experience and is located in Potosi MO at the YMCA. The dates for OLE are: October 2-5, 2019. Winter Meeting is January 8-10, 2020 at Hilton Garden Inn and Conference Center, Columbia MO. Graduation is June 17-20 2020. Scholarships are available through RPDCs.

    27. 2019-2020 Leadership Academy - Region II, Heart of MO-RPDC - Regional Meetings

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

    Audience: Principals/Building Leadership/ District Leadership with 3 plus years of experience

    Dates: 6/10/2019 to 6/12/2020

    As a member of this year-long Academy, your learning will be focused on the improvement of leadership performance as articulated in Missouri's Leader Standards & Quality Indicators. The Leadership Academy emphasizes the importance of building capacity of instructional practices correlated to high academic achievement for students. Leadership Academy's year-long experience develops effective leaders who: Demonstrate their roles as lead learners; Develop & cultivate positive, productive, professional relationships; Develop skills to effectively develop teachers; and Create & sustain a culture of continuous improvement. MEETINGS: Kick off Meeting will be held June 10-12, 2019 at Hilton Garden inn in Columbia; Winter Meeting will be held January 8-10 , 2020 at Hilton Garden in Columbia; and Graduation will be held June 10-12, 2020 in Columbia. Four Regional meetings to be held in Regional Schools. Regional meeting dates will be determined at the kick-off meeting. There will be one regional meeting date in the month of September, November, February, and March. Registration fee of $600 per participant will be invoiced to your district by the University of MO's Heart of MO-Regional Professional Development Center (transportation and lodging are not included). Registration is required to attend.

    Leadership Academy is part of the Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) which cultivates effective schools. Promoting the success of each student by building leadership capabilities.

    Outdoor Leadership camp will be held at camp Lakewood in Potosi, MO October 3rd to the 5th. This is billed separately at $300 per participant.
    Several scholarships available - contact Gena McCluskey at 573-239-0540 if interested in scholarships.

    28. Co-Teaching: Deepening the Power of Two

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5 Savannah R-III School District (Savannah, MO) [map]

    Audience: K-12 Co-Teaching Team Educators (General and Special Education Teachers, Title Reading and Interventionists)

    Dates: 6/10/2019 to 6/11/2019

    Participants must attend together as a Co-Teaching team

    The Professional Partnerships

    Which strategies work best when you place two teachers in a classroom for instruction or for intervention? The power of this effective practice is in the structures put into place by the teachers and administrators. Participants will look at learning styles, roles, and responsibilities of co-teachers, as well as the benefits of this model for students and teachers. Those who attend will learn how to establish a successful collaborative partnership. Topics will include, designing a program, scheduling students, identifying students, understanding of the necessary supports for successful co-teaching and addressing parental concerns. Methods to differentiate instruction will be observed and evaluated with a focus on student growth using data. Teachers will leave this course with lesson plans ready to begin implementation.

    Lunch provided.
    Optional one hour graduate credit is available.

    29. Missouri Leadership Academy (MOLA)

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: Principals and Assistant Principals

    Dates: 6/10/2019 to 6/10/2020

    Be a part of the 35th class of Leadership Academy!

    The Missouri Leadership Academy is a statewide cohort with a regional connection. Participants engage in three statewide meetings (June 2019, January 2020, June 2020) as well as four regional cohort meetings and a memorable Outdoor Learning Experience.

    Statewide meetings include nationally known speakers such as Luis Cruz, Joe Sanfellipo, Mike Rutherford and more.

    The focus of Leadership Academy is to ensure success of all students by building leadership capacity. This year-long experience develops effective leaders who:
    •Demonstrate their roles as lead learner
    •Develop and cultivate positive, productive professional relationships
    •Develop skills to effectively develop teacher
    •Create and sustain a culture of continuous improvement
    Leadership Academy is designed for building leaders in Year 3 and beyond.

    The program includes state meetings: Kickoff (June 10-12, 2019), Winter Meeting (Jan. 8-10, 2020), and Graduation (June 10-12, 2020) held in Columbia and the Outdoor Leadership Experience (Oct. 3-5, 2019) held at Trout Lodge, Potosi, as well as 4 regional cohort meetings.

    Contact the RPDC's Leadership Development Specialist, Teresa Tulipana, at tulipanat@umkc.edu for more information. In addition, you can read more at https://dese.mo.gov/educator-quality/educator-development/leadership-academy
    Cost: $900 Total: $600 for statewide and regional meetings; $300 paid directly to the YMCA of the Ozarks for the Outdoor Learning Experience

    30. Leadership Academy - Central RPDC

    Program: RPDC - Central

    Location: Varies (Varies, MO)

    Audience: Building Leaders in Year 3 and Beyond

    Dates: 6/10/2019 to 6/10/2020

    The focus of Leadership Academy is to ensure success of all students by building leadership capacity. This year-long experience develops effective leaders who:
    ** Demonstrate their roles as lead learners
    ** Develop and cultivate positive, productive professional relationships
    ** Develop skills to effectively develop teachers
    ** Create and sustain a culture of continuous improvement

    Leadership Academy is designed for building leaders in Year 3 and beyond.

    The program includes state meetings: Kickoff (June 10-12, 2019), Winter Meeting (Jan. 8-10, 2020), State Capital Meeting (March 17, 2020) and Graduation (June 10-12, 2020) are all held in Columbia and the Outdoor Leadership Experience (Oct. 3-5, 2019) is held at Trout Lodge, Potosi, as well as 4 regional cohort meetings that are subject to some changes.

    Scholarships are available.

    31. 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: 6/10/2019

    New
    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 10, 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.

  • 32. Leadership Academy SW Region 2019-2020 Enroll Now!

    Program: RPDC - Southwest

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

    Audience: Administrators (Principals, Asst. Principals, 3+ Years of Experience in Administration)

    Dates: 6/10/2019 to 6/12/2019

    Attention! Principals & District Leadership with 3+ years experience

    Dates: 6/10/2019 to 6/12/2020

    As a member of this year-long Leadership Academy, learning will be focused on the improvement of leadership performance as articulated in MO's Leadership Standards. Leadership Academy emphasizes the importance of building capacity of instructional practices correlated to high academic achievement for students.

    Leadership Academy's year-long experience develops effective leaders who: Demonstrate their roles as lead learners; Develop & cultivate positive, productive, professional relationships; Develop skills to effectively develop teachers; and Create & sustain a culture of continuous improvement.

    MEETINGS: Kick off Meeting held June 10-12/19 at Hilton Garden inn, Columbia; Winter Meeting held January 8-10/20 at Hilton Garden Inn, Columbia; Graduation held June 10-12/20 in Columbia.

    Four Regional meetings to be held in SW Region schools. Regional meeting dates will be determined at kick-off meeting. Regional mtgs. held in September, November, February, & March.

    COST: Total Cost is $900 consisting of $600 per participant for all state & regional mtgs. (Invoiced to your district by ATLL-RPDC/Missouri State University) Outdoor Leadership Experience is a huge part of Leadership Academy & is billed separately at a cost of $300. Transportation, Meals and Lodging are paid by the participant, not covered in registration. Registration is required to attend.

    Leadership Academy is part of the Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) which cultivates effective schools and promotes the success of each student by building leadership capabilities.

    Outdoor Leadership Experience will be held at Camp Lakewood in Potosi, MO October 3rd to the 5th, 2019. This is billed separately at $300 per participant.

    Contact: Annette Cozort, Leadership Specialist at (417)836-4097 for additional information.

    Following registration, you will be provided with additional information about the Kick-off in June!

    33. K-2 Writing: Building the Foundation

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: K-2 Teachers, Title 1 Literacy Teachers

    Dates: 6/11/2019

    Are you wondering where to begin your primary writing instruction? This training will provide the tools to build the best writing foundation for your young writers in order to prepare them for subsequent grades. Gain hands-on practice in strategies and practices to build a strong writing foundation in your writing classroom.

    Lunch on your own

    34. Reaching and Teaching Students with Characteristics of Dyslexia - Session III

    Program: RPDC - Southwest

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

    Dates: 6/11/2019

    This workshop is designed to take a closer look at instructional supports, accommodations, and interventions that target the needs of struggling readers. Participants will explore and engage in strategies in the areas of advanced sound manipulation; word recognition; advanced phonics (morphology); vocabulary; and fluency---to promote reading comprehension. [This workshop was provided last school year too.] Hot breakfast and parking are included in the registration.

    35. A Closer Look at Special Education Eligibility

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Special Education Teachers, Paraprofessionals, and Directors

    Dates: 6/11/2019

    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 special education eligibility categories of Other Health Impaired, Emotional Disturbance, Autism, Intellectual Disability, and Specific Learning Disability. Missouri Standards and Indicators criteria will be reviewed, evaluation reports will be discussed, and case studies will be used to further the participant's knowledge of compliance requirements in eligibility determinations. 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.

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

    36. Missouri Equity Lab - Truman State Univ.-Kirksville

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Dates: 6/11/2019

    DATE: Tuesday, June 11, 2019

    TIME: 9:00am-12:00pm

    LOCATION: Truman State University TBA

    COST: Free

    Workshop registration will close on June 4 to allow time for collection of participating district data.

    Educational equity means students have access to excellent teachers and receive the same high-quality education regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, language, disability, family background, and/or income. As implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) begins, every district and school will need to know this information in order to be in compliance with the federal law. Teams of educators from local school communities are invited to be a part of the Equity Lab to explore data, identify causes, and develop strategies for ensuring all students have access to excellent teachers.

    37. Number Talks in Grades 6-12

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 6/11/2019

    Number Talks is a powerful pedagogical tool that builds mathematical thinkers who can reason and communicate their thinking to others. Join us to see how Number Talks can become your number one formative assessment tool in the classroom, while promoting computational fluency and number sense. Number Talks also enhances language development and social skills. Participants will receive a book.

    38. Region B Workshop - Lee's Summit R-VII School District

    Program: DESE - Federal Programs

    Audience: Federal Programs Administration

    Dates: 6/11/2019

    Federal Programs Region B Workshop - Lee's Summit R-VII School District (Stansberry Leadership Center). Lunch will NOT be provided.

    39. MEES Train-the-Trainer Meeting - Avila University, Whitfield Conference Room

    Program: DESE - Educator Preparation

    Audience: RPDC & EPP faculty

    Dates: 6/11/2019

    The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education - Office of Educator Quality - Educator Preparation announce the following dates for orientation to training on the revised Missouri Educator Evaluation System teacher candidate forms. Each Educator Preparation Program will be reimbursed for four participants at a flat-rate of $50 each. Educator Preparation Programs will invoice the Office of Educator Quality - Educator Preparation within 30 days of the event in order to receive the reimbursement. The targeted audience for this training is institutions of higher education Educator Preparation Programs and Regional Professional Development Centers only.

    40. Incorporating Google Suite of Apps in the Classroom Grades K-5

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Grades K-5 General and Special Education Teachers

    Dates: 6/12/2019

    Ready to incorporate more of the Google Suite of Apps in your classroom? Join us to learn how to integrate Google Classroom, Docs, Slides, Sheets, Keep, and Forms, as well as Google Earth, Maps, Tour Creator, YouTube, and Sites. It's amazing what students can do with these easy to learn collaboration tools! We'll share ideas and create templates you can use in your classroom.

    Lunch on your own

    Melissa Englert is a Fullbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Alumna through U.S. Department of State and a Google Certified Innovator. She works with teachers and students to leverage technology to improve teaching and learning.

    Participants will need to bring their own laptop, chromebook, or iPad. Make sure that you have access to install apps & extensions.

    41. Let's Score!

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Grade 2-6 Teachers and Instructional Coaches

    Dates: 6/12/2019

    Let's practice scoring student writing with the grade level writing rubrics. We'll create roundtables, do some scoring, share our thinking, and reflect on the results: What are common understandings? What are students doing well? How can we facilitate growth in student writing? What are common strategies we can recommend and share? Some writing samples will be provided, but please bring samples of student writing, from basic to proficient. Our goals are to clarify expectations across grade levels and the modes of writing, and to learn from each other how to develop successful writers.

    Missouri teacher standards addressed: 1.2; 4.1;6.1

    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.

    42. Number Talks in Grades K-2

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 6/12/2019

    Number Talks is a powerful pedagogical tool that builds mathematical thinkers who can reason and communicate their thinking to others. Join us to see how Number Talks can become your number one formative assessment tool in the classroom, while promoting computational fluency and number sense. Number Talks also enhances language development and social skills. Participants will receive the book "Number Talks" by Sherry Parrish.

    43. Reaching and Teaching Students with Characteristics of Dyslexia - Level 1

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

    Audience: Any/All Subjects, Title Reading, Special Education Teachers & Administrators

    Dates: 6/12/2019

    Is your student showing signs of dyslexia? What are those signs? What are teaching methods you can use to address the needs of these struggling readers? This workshop will take a closer look into understanding, reaching, and teaching, students with reading difficulties that might be signs of dyslexia. The challenges of dyslexia may seem daunting. But there is good news. Early identification of dyslexia helps a student receive the assistance and resources they need to be successful.

    This training will include hands-on application of the following topics:

    >> Understanding Characteristics
    >> Core and Causal Factors
    >> Addressing Foundational Needs of the Learner through Phonological Awareness and Phonics

    Lunch will be provided

    44. Region H Workshop - Maryville R-II

    Program: DESE - Federal Programs

    Audience: Federal Programs Administration

    Dates: 6/12/2019

    Federal Programs Region H Workshop - Maryville R-II (Northwest Technical School, New Commons Room). Lunch will NOT be provided.

    45. 2018-2019 Leadership Academy - Region II, Heart of MO-RPDC - Regional Meetings

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

    Location: 2 TBA- Heart of Missouri RPDC (Columbia, MO)

    Dates: 6/12/2019 to 6/14/2019

    As a member of this year-long Academy, your learning will be focused on the improvement of leadership performance as articulated in Missouri's Leader Standards & Quality Indicators. The Leadership Academy emphasizes the importance of building capacity of instructional practices correlated to high academic achievement for students. Leadership Academy's year-long experience develops effective leaders who: Demonstrate their roles as lead learners; Develop & cultivate positive, productive, professional relationships; Develop skills to effectively develop teachers; and Create & sustain a culture of continuous improvement. MEETINGS: Kick off Meeting will be held June 13-15, 2018 at Stoney Creek in Columbia; Winter Meeting will be held January 9-11, 2019 at Stoney Creek in Columbia; and Graduation will be held June 12-14, 2019 at Hilton Garden Inn and Conference in Columbia. Four Regional meetings to be held in Regional Schools. Regional meeting dates will be determined at the kick-off meeting. Registration fee of $600 will be invoiced to your district by the University of MO's Heart of MO-Regional Professional Development Center (transportation and lodging are not included). Registration is required to attend.

    46. Leadership Academy - Graduation 2019

    Program: DESE - Leadership Academy

    Location: Hilton Garden Inn (Columbia, MO) [map]

    Dates: 6/12/2019 to 6/14/2019

    Graduation celebration for those who participated in the year long Leadership Academy.

    47. Incorporating Google Suite of Apps in the Classroom Grades 6-12

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Grades 6-12 General and Special Education Teachers

    Dates: 6/13/2019

    Ready to incorporate more of the Google Suite of Apps in your classroom? Join us to learn how to integrate Google Classroom, Docs, Slides, Sheets, Keep, and Forms, as well as Google Earth, Maps, Tour Creator, YouTube, and Sites. It's amazing what students can do with these easy to learn collaboration tools! We'll share ideas and create templates you can use in your classroom.

    Lunch on your own

    Melissa Englert is a Fullbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Alumna through U.S. Department of State and a Google Certified Innovator. She works with teachers and students to leverage technology to improve teaching and learning.

    Participants will need to bring their own laptop, chromebook, or iPad. Make sure that you have access to install apps & extensions.

    48. Preparing for the MAP: Developing 3-5 Writers

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5 St. Joseph School District (St. Joseph, MO)

    Audience: 3-5 Teachers, Title 1 Literacy Teachers

    Dates: 6/13/2019

    Teaching writing can be challenging. Have you struggled with any of the following:
    -Where do I find the time to teach writing?
    -What should I teach?
    -What should writing time sound and look like?

    This session will help answer each of these questions while providing practical tips that can be implemented from the beginning of the year to prepare students for the state assessment. Help your students to not only succeed on the MAP, but help them grow their writing skills to be middle and high school ready.

    Lunch on your own

    49. Reaching and Teaching Students with Dyslexia and other Reading Disorders Levels I & II

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5 Think Ahead Works (King City, MO)

    Audience: Grades K-12 General and Special Education Teachers, Title Reading and Interventionists

    Dates: 6/13/2019 to 6/14/2019


    This course will cover the Level I and Level II courses from 2018. This course precedes Dyslexia Advanced which moves deeper into vocabulary and comprehension.

    This session will take a closer look into understanding, reaching, and teaching students with reading difficulties or signs of dyslexia. Early identification of dyslexia helps a student receive the assistance and resources they need to be successful. While introductory time will be spent understanding signs of dyslexia, most of the instructional time in this session will be hands-on strategy development of effective instruction for students who show common characteristics of dyslexia. The learning application begins with the foundational keys to evidence-based reading instruction for phonemic/phonological awareness and phonics that impacts reading and spelling, according to current brain research.


    Lunch on your own Optional one hour of graduate credit available

    50. LETRS Launch

    Program: RPDC - Southwest

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

    Dates: 6/13/2019

    The 'blended learning' format of the LETRS series includes face-to-face learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. Today's launch is designed to get participants logged in to the LETRS online platform; discuss how the online course and face-to-face intertwine; complete the pre-assessment; and explore Unit 1 expectations and materials. This will prepare participants for completion of the online Unit 1 platform prior to our first face-to-face learning on September 17, 2019. There is no charge for this morning's LETRS launch!

    51. Number Talks in Grades 3-5

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 6/13/2019

    Number Talks is a powerful pedagogical tool that builds mathematical thinkers who can reason and communicate their thinking to others. Join us to see how Number Talks can become your number one formative assessment tool in the classroom, while promoting computational fluency and number sense. Number Talks also enhances language development and social skills. Participants will receive a book.

    52. Region F Workshop - Clinton High School

    Program: DESE - Federal Programs

    Audience: Federal Programs Administration

    Dates: 6/13/2019

    New
    Federal Programs Region H Workshop - Clinton High School (Computer Lab). Lunch will NOT be provided.

    53. Region G Workshop - Salem R-80

    Program: DESE - Federal Programs

    Audience: Federal Programs Administration

    Dates: 6/13/2019

    Federal Programs Region G Workshop - Salem R-80 (Salem High School Library). Lunch will NOT be provided.

    54. Region A Workshop - Riverview Gardens School District

    Program: DESE - Federal Programs

    Audience: Federal Programs Administration

    Dates: 6/14/2019

    Federal Programs Region A Workshop - Riverview Gardens School District (Boardroom). Lunch will NOT be provided.

    55. Region C Workshop - Nixa Public Schools

    Program: DESE - Federal Programs

    Audience: Federal Programs Administration

    Dates: 6/14/2019

    Federal Programs Region C Workshop - Nixa Public Schools (Nixa High School Library). Lunch will NOT be provided.

    56. Moving Beyond Blank Stares to True Student Engagement

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5 Stanberry R-II School District (Stanberry, MO)

    Audience: K-12 Educators, Administrators

    Dates: 6/17/2019

    New Domain Session
    Have you ever exhausted your instructional toolbox with your hard to reach students? This session will focus on providing engaging and effective student-centered instruction by building relationships and using a variety of research based strategies to engage students in their own learning. Participants will learn how to keep student's thinking challenged, while implementing best practices in their daily lessons. Walk away knowing how to select strong activities, tasks and assignments that not only spark students' interests, but meet their learning needs and modalities.

    Lunch on your own

    57. TTI Pre Conference Session - Missouri Postsecondary Transition - Focus Area: Assertiveness

    Program: DESE - Effective Practices

    Location: 2 Holiday Inn Executive Center - Columbia (Columbia, MO) [map]

    Audience: Personnel who work with students of all ages from elementary through young adults. The sessions are particularly geared toward educators.

    Dates: 6/17/2019

    Do your students have difficulty expressing themselves in situations like asking for help when they don't understand, sharing their opinions during group work, or standing up to their peers? Do your students react in an aggressive way by acting dominant or demanding instead of staying respectful? In this session, you will learn more about the interpersonal competency of assertiveness, including strategies for embedding it into a variety of content areas and educational contexts. Assertiveness instruction can help students feel more comfortable asking for assistance when they need it, communicate more effectively with peers and teachers, and better manage their reactions to difficult situations.

    Enrollment will cap at 50 participants per focus area. Please choose ONLY ONE focus area.

    58. TTI Pre Conference Session - Missouri Postsecondary Transition - Focus Area: Conflict Management

    Program: DESE - Effective Practices

    Location: 2 Holiday Inn Executive Center - Columbia (Columbia, MO) [map]

    Audience: This training is intended for personnel who work with students of all ages from elementary through yourng adults. It is particularly geared toward educators.

    Dates: 6/17/2019

    Do your students have difficulty taking responsibility for their actions; seeing the perspectives of others; or trying to find satisfactory solutions to disagreements? In this session, you will learn more about the interpersonal competency of conflict management, including strategies for embedding it into a variety of content areas and educational contexts. Conflict Management instruction can help students better understand others' perspectives, address conflicts in healthier, more productive ways, and even mediate conflicts between their peers or others.

    This session will be capped at 50 participants. Please choose ONLY ONE focus area.

    59. TTI Pre Conference Session - Missouri Postsecondary Transition - Focus Area: Self-Efficacy

    Program: DESE - Effective Practices

    Location: 2 Holiday Inn Executive Center - Columbia (Columbia, MO) [map]

    Audience: This training is intended for personnel who work with students of all ages from elementary through young adults. It is particularly geared toward educators.

    Dates: 6/17/2019

    Do your students lack confidence in their abilities; think that they will always do as well or as poorly as they've done in the past; give up easily when things get hard; or simply feel that they cannot learn the course content or succeed in school, sports, or arts? In this session, you will learn more about the intrapersonal competency of self-efficacy, including the four primary sources that help students build their self-efficacy, as well as strategies for embedding it into a variety of content areas and educational contexts. Self-Efficacy instruction can help students understand that ability grows with effort and also bolster their confidence in working to improve specific abilities of their own (e.g., math, writing, etc.)

    This session will cap at 50 participants. Please choose only one focus area.

    60. TTI Pre Conference Session - Missouri Postsecondary Transition - Focus Area: Self-regulation

    Program: DESE - Effective Practices

    Location: 2 Holiday Inn Executive Center - Columbia (Columbia, MO) [map]

    Audience: This session is intended for personnel who work with students of all ages from elementary through young adults. It is particularly geared toward educators.

    Dates: 6/17/2019

    Do your students have difficulty turning in homework, getting to school on time, focusing on academics during class, studying for tests, completing all aspect of projects, or managing their emotions? In this session, you will learn more about the intrapersonal competency of self-regulation, including strategies for embedding it into a variety of content areas and educational contexts. Self-regulation instruction can help students approach goals/tasks (whether they are educational, personal, sports-related, etc.) more methodically by making a plan, monitoring the plan, making changes to get back on track when necessary, and reflecting on their progress during and after their self-regulation efforts.

    The session will cap at 50 participants. Please choose only one focus area.

    61. TTI Pre Conference Session - Compliance to Best Practice in Transition

    Program: DESE - Effective Practices

    Location: 2 Holiday Inn Executive Center - Columbia (Columbia, MO) [map]

    Audience: For special educators working with transition aged students.

    Dates: 6/17/2019

    This session will be for both new and seasoned educators and will touch on topics concerning infusing self-determination into the transition process, formal and informal transition assessments, writing measurable transition goals and compliance with Indicator 13.

    The session will cap at 50 participants.

    62. Becoming an Assessment Capable Learner School: Overview for School Leaders

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: K-12 school leaders, leadership team/PDC leaders

    Dates: 6/18/2019

    Description: John Hattie shares in his Visible Learning research that, as educators, almost nothing we do harms kids and most of what we do leads kids to learning. So, as we talk about "what works", we should be focused on "what works best" to maximize student learning. This highest impact instructional practice, ACL, has an effect size of 1.33 (equivalent to three years+ of student growth). Participants will learn the seven steps to developing an ACL school and how these steps lead to not only higher levels of student learning, but increases in student ownership and motivation towards their learning. standards in their classrooms.

    Lunch on your own

    63. Preparing for the MAP: Writing in the 6-8 Classroom

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: Albany R-III School District (Albany, MO)

    Audience: 6-8 Writing/ELA Teachers

    Dates: 6/18/2019

    The shift in writing instruction occurs at sixth grade when students build on past instruction in opinion & persuasive writing and begin learning how to write an effective argument. This session will look at methods to instruct students in developing a well-crafted argumentative essay as well as additional methods to support writing instruction in the middle school classroom.

    Lunch on your own

    64. *Planning Professional Learning to Impact Student Performance (formerly PDC Workshop)

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Hometown Restaurant-Clarence MO (Clarence, MO)

    Audience: building teams comprised of PD Committee members and the building principal

    Dates: 6/18/2019

    Note: This training is designed for building teams comprised of members of the Professional Development Committee and the building principal.

    DATE: Tuesday, June 18, 2019

    TIME: 9:00am-12:00pm*
    *Teams who would like to stay and work on their plans are welcome to do so; presenters will stay to be available to answer questions, etc.

    LOCATION: Hometown Restaurant - 103 W. Chestnut in Clarence, MO

    COST: Free

    If your building or district is committed to the continuous improvement of student learning opportunities for each and every student, professional learning is an essential ingredient. High quality professional learning is designed to position all educators for success by strengthening each educator's professional practice to ensure high levels of performance for all students.

    In this workshop, we will explore the role of the professional development committee (PDC) in planning, implementing, and evaluating on-going, focused professional learning connected to growth in student learning. In addition to looking at Missouri's requirements for PDCs, we will explore national standards for professional learning. We will also expand the traditional definition of professional learning to enable planners to ensure that it is a comprehensive, ongoing, comprehensive process-not just an event.

    At the end of the workshop, teams will have the opportunity to stay and develop an action plan to frame next steps in deepening the professional learning process in their school.

    65. Creative Writing in Elementary Social Studies and Science

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Grade 2-6 Teachers and Instructional Coaches

    Dates: 6/18/2019

    When it's time to teach reading and writing skills, we don't have to do it during "ELA" time". ELA standards can be taught in any content area and across the entire school day. We will begin by evaluating some cross-curricular units that have students using critical thinking skills and problem solving alongside their reading and writing tasks with the added benefit of building content and background knowledge. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a laptop or tablet, and a pair of clean socks to wear while we're walking on a room-size map of Missouri. You'll leave with a plan for an engaging cross-curricular unit! Science and social studies topics will be the focus of the writing. Missouri teacher standards addressed: 1.2; 4.1;6.1

    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.

    66. SW-PBS Tier 1 - Preparation Phase Training

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

    Audience: Building Administrator with at least 2 Tier 1 Team Members

    Dates: 6/18/2019 to 2/11/2020

    Missouri School-Wide Positive Behavior Support (MO SW-PBS) will be hosting this series of six workshops designed for Preparation Phase school teams (administrator and two other team members-minimum) beginning implementation of SW-PBS. Teams will meet together to learn about the Essential Components of SW-PBS, share progress towards creating the systems needed for future implementation of SW-PBS and network together to share developing SW-PBS practices. For current SW-PBS Tier 1 Preparation Phase schools only.

    Outcomes: By the end of these sessions participants will be able to:
    ** Develop, with staff, lesson plans to teach building school-wide expectations and non-classroom specific behaviors and procedures.
    ** Consider how to gain commitment from all stakeholders on teaching social behavioral skills.
    ** Demonstrate specific positive feedback that specifically describes behavior and uses rationales.
    ** Develop a tangible reinforcement system to enhance the use of specific positive feedback.
    ** Develop and implement an effective menu or continuum of positive reinforcement that serves to motivate all students across settings.
    ** Define what constitutes a "major" or office-managed behavior that warrants an office referral.
    ** Develop an office referral form with all essential data fields, and clarify procedures surrounding the use of office referrals.
    ** Use respectful strategies for staff-managed "minor" inappropriate behavior.

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

    Leader Standards: #1, Quality Indicator 1; #2, Quality Indicator 1; #4, Quality Indicator 1, 2 complete and discuss the PBIS Assessments to monitor and guide development and implementation

    Lunch will be provided.

    67. 2019 Transition Training Institute - Are Missouri's Students Engaged?

    Program: DESE - Transition Institute

    Location: 2 Holiday Inn Executive Center - Columbia (Columbia, MO) [map]

    Audience: Superintendents, middle and high school principals, special education directors, general and special education teachers, counselors, school psychologists, and parents

    Dates: 6/18/2019 to 6/20/2019

    The institute will focus on programs and structures to support students in graduating and moving toward postsecondary goals. There will be a variety of presentations which will focus on compliance, school-based enterprises, self-advocacy, employment, social/emotional intelligence and career readiness with an emphasis on lower cognitive students within each of these areas. School districts are encouraged to bring teams of individuals including both general education and special education teachers, administrators, and counselors to gather information, create action plans, and disseminate information for the coming year. Specific enrollment instructions and additional information can be found at https://dese.mo.gov/special-education/effective-practices/secondary-transition.

    68. Project ACCESS Summer Conference featuring Dr. Scott Bellini of Building Social relationships

    Program: Project ACCESS

    Location: Fox C-6 Service Center (Arnold, MO) [map]

    Audience: Special Education teachers and administrators, paraprofessionals, and BCBA's

    Dates: 6/19/2019

    Project ACCESS is proud to host this workshop featuring keynote speaker Dr. Scott Bellini.

    Dr. Bellini is a well-known and highly-regarded psychologist who has published numerous manuscripts related to autism spectrum disorder, as well as the book Building Social Relationships. He has served as Director of Research and Clinical Services at the Indiana Resource Center for Autism, and is an Associate Professor at Indiana University Bloomington, as well as the Director of the Social Skills Research Clinic at the Institute for Child Study. Dr. Bellini has provided numerous lectures across the country regarding social skill interventions and programming for students on the autism spectrum. First 25 college students to register will be admitted free. Email Mringer@missouristate.edu to see if you qualify!

    Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. with training beginning at 8:30 a.m. Lunch will be on your own. Please make checks or money order payable to Project ACCESS/Missouri State University, MUST PRESENT PAYMENT FOR ADMITTANCE ON OR BEFORE THE DAY OF THE CONFERENCE

    69. New Science State Assessment Expectation: Integrating Science and ELA

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5 St. Joseph School District (St. Joseph, MO)

    Audience: 3-5 Teachers and Administrators

    Dates: 6/20/2019

    Our new science state assessment requires the use of literacy skills. Come join us as we discover strategies to integrate Science with our ELA expectations, using both the state Item Specifications and the new Science/ELA crosswalk documents. Participants will receive resources and hands-on lesson ideas that can be easily implemented in the classroom.

    Lunch on your own

    70. Facilitating Organizational Energy for Change

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: K-12 school leaders, leadership team/PDC leaders

    Dates: 6/20/2019

    Promoting the success of each student by building leadership capacity in the following MLDS domains:
    Relational * Instructional * Visionary * Innovative * Managerial

    One common pattern in change leadership is that change efforts often run out of fuel before they accomplish their objective. Change takes energy. It requires more organizational energy to change something than to leave it unchanged. Energy for change tends to be plentiful in the early stages. Change can be exciting, even motivational, at the beginning of the process. It is later, once the initial start-up has passed, that change efforts tend to stall. Leaders will walk away from this session with practical strategies that will prove to positively impact both current and future change efforts.

    Part of the session will include a Northwest Missouri Principal Panel to share their experiences and answer questions

    71. Reaching and Teaching Struggling Readers: Session IV

    Program: RPDC - Southwest

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

    Dates: 6/20/2019

    New
    'Here's what? So what? Now what...of data analysis to instruction and intervention. This workshop is designed to dive deeper into trend analysis of multiple sources of data in order to target the orthographic needs of students with characteristics of dyslexia and other reading difficulties. This includes explicit instructional strategies for word recognition and language comprehension to ensure successful comprehension. [Attendance to Reaching & Teaching Sessions I-III is strongly recommended.] Hot breakfast and parking are included in registration. Lunch is on your own.

    72. VI Professionals Group: An Integrative Approach To Service Delivery

    Program: RPDC - Southwest

    Location: Alphapointe (Kansas City, MO) [map]

    Dates: 6/21/2019

    New
    Tammy Bruegger, occupational therapist from the Children's Center for the Visually Impaired in Kansas City, will be presenting on her approach to delivering services for assistive technology in an integrative, group approach. We will discuss how we can provide some of our vision services using this approach.

    73. Check and Connect Comprehensive Training for School Teams

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: 6-12 Teams consisting of administrators, classroom teachers, special education teachers and counselors

    Dates: 6/24/2019 to 6/25/2019

    Check and Connect is a comprehensive intervention designed to help marginalized, disengaged students in grades K-12. Through structured mentoring intervention in school, Check & Connect is used to promote relationship-building, problem-solving, and the systematic use of data to enhance engagement and learning for student success. In this workshop, participants will learn about the Check & Connect intervention and how to implement it in their school.

    Rather than dropout prevention, Check & Connect emphasizes school completion. It seeks to help students graduate from high school with social, emotional, and academic competence.

    This Check & Connect workshop is Comprehensive Implementation Training for school teams that should include at least 3 people (an administrator and lead teachers or counselors).

    Fee includes training and training manuals WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. Lunch provided.

    After training, teams will identify district mentors who will then attend a 1-Day Onsite Training for Mentor Support.Ongoing support by trainers is available as needed with additional support provided through online resources.

    74. Cracking the Code of Critical Thinking

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: PK-12 teachers and administrators

    Dates: 6/24/2019 to 6/25/2019

    As with every code there is a specific combination that will result in success. Cracking the code of critical thinking is no different. Participants will gain knowledge that will lead to the implementation of instructional techniques and strategies to promote critical thinking in students. Areas addressed are
    1) characteristics of an environment that is optimal for learning
    2) questioning techniques before, during, and after instruction
    3) student manipulation of content curriculum through the use of strategies that lead to thinking critically. Attend this two-day session and learn the many combinations of strategies to unlocking the skill of critical thinking in your students!

    Lunch provided

    Optional one hour of graduate credit available

    This workshop supports Missouri Teacher Standard: 4.1

    75. Reaching and Teaching Students with Characteristics of Dyslexia - Level I

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Any/All Subjects, Professional Development, Title Reading, Special Education Teachers & Administrators

    Dates: 6/24/2019

    Is your student showing signs of dyslexia? What are those signs? What are teaching methods you can use to address the needs of these struggling readers? This workshop will take a closer look into understanding, reaching, and teaching, students with reading difficulties that might be signs of dyslexia. The challenges of dyslexia may seem daunting. But there is good news. Early identification of dyslexia helps a student receive the assistance and resources they need to be successful.

    This training will include hands-on application of the following topics:
  • Understanding Characteristics
  • Core and Causal Factors
  • Addressing Foundational Needs of the Learner through Phonological Awareness and Phonics

    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 be applied.
  • 76. LETRS, Cohort I, Session 1 Launch - OPTIONAL (Southeast RPDC Location)

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 6/25/2019

    New
    This session is an OPTIONAL two-hour introduction and informational opportunity for Cohort 1 participants to attend, receive an overview, and ask questions prior to beginning the Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) process.

    Actual training dates for this cohort group are August 27th, October 8th, December 11th, and February 19th and will address each of the four LETRS Units respectively. This Launch Session is of no charge; however, you must register to attend. There will be one charge for the face-to-face training series following, but you must register for ALL four of those training dates separately.

    77. Reaching and Teaching Students with Characteristics of Dyslexia - Level II

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Any/All Subjects, Professional Development, Title Reading, Special Education Teachers, and Administrators

    Dates: 6/25/2019

    Participants must complete Level I prior to attending Level II training.

    Level II: Let's go deeper! Why is reading and writing so hard for these students? What makes the greatest impact after a student seems to know letters and sounds? Most of the instructional time in this training will be hands-on strategy development of effective instruction for students who show common characteristics of at-risk readers and writers. Participants will look closely at student needs for decoding for reading AND spelling but go deeper into understanding how the Simple View of Reading can make instructional decisions easier. This workshop moves beyond the foundation and into implementation for greater success. Come join us as we go deeper into the needs of students who struggle with literacy!

    This session will include the following topics:
  • Going Deeper in Student Errors for Tier II
  • Advanced Phonology
  • Phonics and Orthographic Mapping for Decoding and Writing
  • Building Vocabulary

    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 be applied.
  • 78. SW-PBS Tier 1 - Emerging Phase

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

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

    Dates: 6/25/2019 to 2/20/2020

    Missouri School-Wide Positive Behavior Support (MO SW-PBS). This is a series of six sessions designed for school teams beginning their first full year of SW-PBS implementation. Content will emphasize deeper understanding and implementation of the Essential Components of SW-PBS, implementation of effective classroom practices, and the use of data for quality decision making. These sessions are for current SW-PBS Tier 1 Emerging schools only.

    Outcomes for this session include:
    ** Implementing Data-Based Decision-Making to analyze fidelity of implementation of SW-PBS - specifically looking at multiple data sources (informal surveys, self-assessments, peer observations, walk-throughs, and interviews.)
    ** Developing systems for annually collecting, reviewing, and reporting student assistance referrals both social and academic.
    ** Identifying the value and features of Classroom Practice. Supervision.
    ** Use of effective action planning to guide and monitor development and implementation tasks.

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

    Leader Standards: #1, Quality Indicator 1; #2, Quality Indicator 1; #4, Quality Indicator 1,2

    Lunch will be provided.

    79. Post-Secondary Transition for Novices

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Middle and High School Special Education Teachers, High School Counselors

    Dates: 6/26/2019

    Post-Secondary Transition plays an important part in a 15-21 year old's IEP. From Assessment, Present Level, Form C, Course of Study, to Post-Secondary Goals and Objectives, this training will provide the novice with an understanding and hands-on practice to write compliant and quality IEP's. This session will help prepare educators to assist students in planning for post-secondary success.

    Lunch on your own

    80. 2019 Energy Educator Workshop

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 6/26/2019

    Free Energy Themed Professional Development sponsored by Liberty Utilities & Missouri Botanical Gardens EarthWays Center

    Explore the science behind energy through hands-on, interactive activities and classroom lessons aligned to Missouri Learning Standards.

    Workshop topics will include:
    -background information about energy topics including forms and sources
    -discussion of energy efficiency and conservation
    -connections between energy and electricity
    -renewable energy sources and solutions

    Participants will receive:
    -lunch and a $75 stipend
    -digital copies of all lesson activities
    -energy science toolkit to get started bringing lessons to life in the classroom

    81. Introduction to Collaborative Intervention

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: School administrator, Teachers and any educator interested in this topic Administrators, ELD Coordinators, ELD teachers

    Dates: 6/26/2019 to 6/27/2019

    New
    Participants will be introduced to the Collaborative Intervention model that reimagines the role of ELD teachers with the goal of strengthening Tier I instruction and providing meaningful interventions for ELs. In the model, the ELD teachers form a collaborative relationship with mainstream teachers to add tools and resources to teacher toolboxes that make content accessible for ELs.

    Patrick Shelton is the Director of Customized Learning at the Parkway School District. He has been implementing the Collaborative Intervention Model for the past two years.

    82. SW-PBS Tier 2 - Session 1

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 6/26/2019

    By Invitation Only. This training will consist of 4 days throughout the school year and 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.

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

    DATES:
    June 26 June 27 September 19 October 17 January 17 February 26

    83. Effective Behavior Management Using the Great 8

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: Albany R-III School District (Albany, MO)

    Audience: K-12 teachers, administrators, counselors and special education teachers.

    Dates: 6/27/2019

    New Domain Session
    Are the daily demands of behavior management in your classroom getting you down? Join us to learn proven strategies that will assist in this dilemma. Participants in this workshop will learn how to implement the 8 Effective Teaching and Learning Practices that are research and evidence based. These practices will then lead into a discussion of function based thinking that will help classroom teachers identify the root cause of student behavior. The use of these practices will not only increase the engagement of your students, but will also increase the likelihood of appropriate behavior re-occurring in your classrooms.

    Lunch on your own

    84. Personalized Learning with Differentiation and UDL

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5 Missouri Western State University (St. Joseph, MO)

    Audience: Grades K-12 General and Special Education Teachers

    Dates: 6/27/2019

    This training will provide practical and simple methods to adapt curriculum and teaching strategies based on student needs. We will focus on instructional practices that current brain research has led us to find most successful in student learning and teacher instruction. The end result is higher student achievement. We will examine ways to layer curriculum and look at how a variety of student needs can be met according to student style of learning, multiple intelligences, and culture. Come join us as we investigate hands-on ways to diagnose learner profile needs and explore various instructional strategies to meet the needs of different learners. Time will also be spent on Universal Design for Learning, using research-based instructional practices and technology to personalize instruction.

    Lunch on your own
    Optional 1 hour of graduate credit available if you also take Differentiation:G Suite Style on June 28.

    85. Visual Learning with Chromebooks

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5 Missouri Western State University (St. Joseph, MO)

    Audience: Grades K-12 General and Special Education Teachers

    Dates: 6/27/2019

    We will explore ways to use Chromebooks for CREATION and VISIBLE THINKING. You will learn ways to collect evidence of student thinking using a variety of apps and resources! Apps, extensions and add-ons will allow your students to create and foster collaboration, leading to learning at a much deeper level.

    Lunch on your own

    Diane Gremp serves as the Instructional Technology Coordinator at South Central RPDC. She is a Google Certified Trainer and a member of ISTE.

    Participants will need to bring their own chromebook. Make sure that you have access to install apps & extensions. Suggested that you bring headphones with a microphone.

    86. Book into Science

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: K-5 Teachers

    Dates: 6/27/2019

    In this highly interactive workshop, you will engage in hands-on learning using children's books, learn about the 5E Instructional Model and how to incorporate 5E into your classroom. You will begin to fill your toolbox with a wealth of effective ways to implement the new MO Science Standards and help your students master the science and engineering practices, disciplinary core ideas and crosscutting concepts found in the new MO Learning Standards-Science Expectations using children's literature.

    Join me for the day to learn how to make connections using the latest standards and time to network and build lessons that fit into your elementary classroom.

    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.

    87. SW-PBS Emerging Team Training - Meeting 1

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 6/27/2019

    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

    88. SW-PBS Tier 2 - Session 2

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 6/27/2019

    By Invitation Only. This training will consist of 4 days throughout the school year and is designed for schools new to Tier 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 interventions, monitoring student response to interventions, and making decisions about student response based on progress monitoring data.

    Recommended participants: 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.

    Missouri Teacher Standards:
    Standard 5: Positive Classroom Environment
    Standard 2: Student Learning Growth and Development
    Standard 7: Student Assessment and Data Analysis
    Standard 9: Professional Collaboration
    DATES:
    June 26 June 27 October 17 January 17 February 26

    89. Differentiation: G Suite Style

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5 Missouri Western State University (St. Joseph, MO)

    Audience: Grades K-12 General and Special Education Teachers

    Dates: 6/28/2019

    Google Apps have allowed educators to start making the shift toward student-centered instruction, where students own and control more of their learning. In this session, we'll uncover strategies you can use to differentiate learning using Docs, Slides, and Forms. Learn about tools and Chrome extensions that support all learners in your classroom.

    Lunch on your own
    Optional 1 hour of graduate credit available if you also take Personalized Learning with Differentiation and UDL on June 27.

    Diane Gremp serves as the Instructional Technology Coordinator at South Central RPDC. She is a Google Certified Trainer and a member of ISTE.

    Participants will need to bring their own laptop or chromebook. Make sure that you have access to install apps & extensions. Suggested that you bring headphones with a microphone.

    90. SW-PBS Emerging Team Training - Meeting 2

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 6/28/2019

    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

    91. *WILSON Reading System® - 3-day Introductory Workshop

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Hometown Restaurant-Clarence MO (Clarence, MO)

    Dates: 7/1/2019 to 7/3/2019

    New
    Intensive Instruction for Grades 2-12 & Adults

    DATES: Monday-Wednesday, July 1-3, 2019
    TIME: 9:00am-3:30pm
    LOCATION: Hometown Restaurant-Clarence, MO
    COST: $250-registration fee PLUS $299-Wilson materials; Lunch on your own
    NOTE: A minimum of 26 registered participants is required by June 5; maximum enrollment is 30 participants.

    This workshop provides an overview of the Wilson Reading System® (WRS) 4th Ed. curriculum & serves as the prerequisite for WRS Level I Certification. It examines how WRS addresses the teaching of phonemic awareness, word identification, vocabulary, fluency, & comprehension through an integrated study of phonology, morphology, & orthography with students in grade 2-adult with persistent phonological coding deficits.

    Reading research, dyslexia, appropriate student identification & placement, program implementation, progress monitoring, scheduling, & creating a successful learning environment will be covered. Principles of language structure & how to teach language with direct, multisensory methods are demonstrated & practiced. The standard 10-part Wilson Lesson Plan & practice planning & delivering a lesson will be explored while receiving modeling & feedback from a Wilson® Credentialed Trainer.

    At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to define dyslexia & describe common characteristics; explain the process of identifying appropriate students & placing them in the WRS; understand the principles of instruction: explicit, sequential & cumulative, engaging multiple learning modalities with multisensory techniques, repetition, & feedback; create an optimal learning environment, prepare a lesson plan, & practice techniques; & understand the key components of instruction & presentation of lessons in three blocks: Word Study/Foundational Reading Skills, Spelling/Foundational Writing Skills, & Fluency/Comprehension.

    92. Reaching and Teaching Students with Dyslexia and Other Reading Disorders - Advanced

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Grades K-6 Teachers (including Special Education, Title I and Literacy Interventionists)

    Dates: 7/8/2019 to 7/9/2019


    Prerequisite: Dyslexia Reaching and Teaching Level I and II training.

    This two-day session will move into the deeper orthographic needs of students with characteristics of dyslexia and other reading disorders. Participants will analyze student errors to determine learning needs for instruction and accommodations. Time will be spent on what brain research says about effective vocabulary and comprehension instruction in relationship to language development.


    Lunch on your own Optional one hour of graduate credit available

    93. Check and Connect

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

    Audience: General ED & SPED Leadership Teams, and Principals

    Dates: 7/8/2019 to 7/9/2019

    Check and Connect is a comprehensive intervention designed to enhance student engagement at school with learning for marginalized, disengaged students in grades K-12, through relationship building, problem solving and capacity building, and persistence. The goal of Check and Connect is to foster school completion with academic and social competence. You will receive both manuals and other training materials used. Time will be provided for you to enjoy lunch on your own.

    94. *Ambitious Teaching: Taking Action to Ensure Student Achievement - Session II

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Dates: 7/9/2019

    Session II: Purposeful Questions, Facilitating Meaningful Math Discourse, and Number Talks

    DATE: Tuesday, July 9, 2019
    TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm
    LOCATION: Truman State Univ Student Union Building TBA
    COST: $100*-Morning refreshments and lunch included
    *Please see note at bottom about discount for attending all sessions.

    Teachers are being asked to change roles and to become facilitators of student learning. To accomplish this in mathematics, they are often required to practice "ambitious teaching." In ambitious teaching, the teacher provides students with challenging tasks and then observes and listens, offering appropriate support as needed. The goal is to ensure that every student succeeds in doing meaningful, high-quality work, not just completing procedures with no meaning attached.

    This series of workshops--beginning this summer & continuing into the school year--is suitable for the K-6 teacher and will take a deep look at teaching in math. In Session II, we will look at Purposeful Questions and ways to Facilitate Meaningful Math Discourse. The quality of our questions can lead to meaningful discussions, and we will explore how we can encourage these conversations in the classroom.

    The final topic of this session will be the idea of Number Talks. We will look at the implementation of Number Talks and spend time practicing in small groups. Often teachers report not using number talks because they don't know how. The practice provided at this session will develop comfort levels, expertise, and confidence.

    Plan to continue your journey into ambitious teaching by joining me for this look into these 3 topics.

    *Each session is a stand-alone workshop. Individual sessions will be $100; HOWEVER, teachers who choose to attend all 6 sessions will receive a discount-final cost of $450.

    95. Reaching and Teaching Students with Dyslexia -- Part I

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 7/9/2019

    New
    Is your student showing signs of dyslexia? What are those signs? What are things we can do to address the needs of these struggling readers? This workshop will take a closer look into understanding, reaching, and teaching, students with reading difficulties that might be signs of dyslexia. The challenges of dyslexia may seem daunting. But there is good news. Early identification of dyslexia helps a student receive the assistance and resources they need to be successful. Introductory time will be spent understanding signs of dyslexia but most of the instructional time in this training will be hands-on strategy development of effective instruction for students who show common characteristics of dyslexia.

    96. The Effective Math Classroom

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: K-8 math teachers, Title math teachers, SpEd teachers, Administrators

    Dates: 7/10/2019 to 7/11/2019

    New Domain Session
    Why are students so quick to say, "I'm not good at math'?

    We will explore ways to move students from a 'fixed' to 'growth' mindset in the math classroom. Participants will learn how to implement norms in the classroom and walk away with strategies and games to take student learning to a deeper level.

    Lunch on your own
    Optional 1 hour of graduate credit available.

    97. SW-PBS Reconnect

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: PK-12 teachers, administrators, and special education teachers

    Dates: 7/10/2019 to 3/25/2020

    This session is designed to support SW-PBS schools that have completed Tier 1 training and see evidence of system pieces needing attention. This experience is highly recommended to schools who have experienced turnover in staff and are interested in rebuilding or deepening their capacity in SW-PBS.

    School-Wide Positive Behavior Support is a research based system that has guided many schools in Northwest Missouri in creating safe and predictable learning environments for students. Tier 1 is the foundation of the system and it is critical that it be implemented with fidelity. This four-day training will assist SW-PBS school team members in evaluating and reconnecting to the eight essential foundational pieces of SW-PBS.

    Lunch will be provided.

    98. Classroom Management: Setting Up a Positive Classroom Environment

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: All classroom teachers

    Dates: 7/10/2019

    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.

    By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  • Discuss setting up clear classroom expectations and rules.
  • Create procedures and routines.
  • Implement active supervision skills.
  • This workshop supports Missouri Teacher Standards: 2.1,5.3,6.2

    This workshop will be repeated October 23, 2019. You only need to attend one date.

    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.
  • 99. Reaching and Teaching Students with Characteristics of Dyslexia - Level II

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

    Audience: Any/All Subjects, Title Reading, Special Education Teachers & Administrators

    Dates: 7/10/2019

    Participants must complete Level I prior to attending Level II training.

    Level II: Let's go deeper! Why is reading and writing so hard for these students? What makes the greatest impact after a student seems to know letters and sounds? Most of the instructional time in this training will be hands-on strategy development of effective instruction for students who show common characteristics of at-risk readers and writers. Participants will look closely at student needs for decoding for reading AND spelling but go deeper into understanding how the Simple View of Reading can make instructional decisions easier. This workshop moves beyond the foundation and into implementation for greater success. Come join us as we go deeper into the needs of students who struggle with literacy!

    This training will include the following topics:

    >> Simple View of Reading
    >> Going Deeper in Student Errors for Tier II
    >> Advanced Phonology
    >> Phonics and Orthographic Mapping for Decoding and Writing
    >> Building Vocabulary

    Lunch will be provided

    100. Dyslexia Data: Interpreting the Data and Identifying Next Steps for Effective Reading Instruction and Intervention

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5 Think Ahead Works (King City, MO)

    Audience: Grades K-6 Teachers (including Special Education, Title I and Literacy Interventionists)

    Dates: 7/11/2019 to 7/12/2019


    Prerequisite: Dyslexia Reaching and Teaching Level I and II training.

    This course will move into the deeper orthographic needs of students with characteristics of dyslexia and other reading disorders. Which data can impact student growth most effectively? Where do I start? What matters most? The next steps leading to effective instruction and intervention will be covered and practiced for application. Participants will analyze student errors to determine learning needs for instruction and accommodations according to what research has taught us about reading and the brain. Time will be allotted to consider directions for setting up a system to address the needs of struggling students.


    Lunch on your own Optional one hour of graduate credit available

    101. Building Speaking & Listening Skills in the Grade 3-8 Classroom

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Grades 3-8 teachers and administrators

    Dates: 7/15/2019

    According to National Presenter Erik Palmer, “100 % of our lessons depend on speaking well”. Often the speaking & listening standards are not explicitly taught even though they enhance the reading & writing standards. This session will provide Grade 3-8 educators with quick and easy strategies to embed these relevant standards in their classrooms.

    Lunch on your own