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1. Virtual: Cohort 2 Tiered Monitoring Boot Camp

Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

Location: Virtual (any place, MO)

Dates: 4/12/2021

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Districts who are in Cohort 2 will be starting their new Tiered Monitoring Cycle during the 2021-22 school year. File reviews will be due the end of January 2022. This virtual training will provide tips and reminders on compliance topics around timelines, evaluation reports, and IEPs. There will be two options for this Virtual Boot Camp - choose the one which works best for your schedule. Feel free to contact Amy Phipps at amyphipps@missouristate.edu to schedule a spring file review if you would like to do that as a follow up to this opportunity. Both Boot Camp and the spring file review are optional opportunities provided to help you prepare for the upcoming file review year.

2. KC English Language Collaboration

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: Virtual Meeting (Springfield, MO)

Audience: ELL Administrators and teachers

Dates: 4/12/2021

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These collaboration meetings are for the EL School District Leaders to check on the status of their program, share ideas of what is working for them and to obtain resources. Those that register will be receiving a ZOOM link from Guadalupe Magana.

You will need to register separately for each date.
1.Monday October 12th, 2020
2.Monday December 14th, 2020
3.Monday February 8th, 2021
4.Monday April 12th, 2021

3. 2020-2021 Beginning Teachers Yr 1 and Yr 2

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

Location: Virtual Meeting (Springfield, MO)

Dates: 4/13/2021

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All new teachers in Missouri are required to participate in a beginning teacher assistance program sponsored by a Missouri teacher education program and provided by an education association, regional service center, school district or charter school. Additionally, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education adopted standards in 2017 providing for selection, training and support for all mentors as well. The Heart of Missouri Regional Professional Development Center (Heart of MO-RPDC) is offering a Beginning Teacher Assistance Program that combines the benefits of a cohort model, online virtual meetings and trainings. Cost will be $350 per new teacher. This certificate series requires participation in all meeting dates and Zoom online meetings.

4. Introduction to Standards-Referenced Grading

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 4/13/2021

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Are you interested in what it would take to move your school or district to standards-referenced grading? It's a move that many schools are making, but how do you get started? This workshop will give you the answers you need. We will cover the school culture foundations that need to be in place BEFORE you make the move to SRG, and then we will dive into what that process will actually look like and how long it will realistically take. Don't start to transition to SRG without doing your homework first! Included in the price of registration is the book "A School Leader's Guide to Standards Based Grading" by Tammy Heflebower, Jan K. Hoegh, et al.

5. *Components of Effective Literacy Instruction: Knowing How & When to "Anchor In" so Students Can Sail in the Waters of Complex Text - Part 3

Program: RPDC - Northeast

Location: 4 NE RPDC Region - Zoom (On-line, MO)

Dates: 4/13/2021 to 4/28/2021

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Comprehension and Writing

This workshop is for Northeast RPDC area schools.

DATES: Tuesday, April 13, and Wednesday, April 28, 2021

TIMES: 3:00-5:00pm

LOCATION: Virtual by Zoom

COST: $100 per person

What are the components of effective literacy instruction? We think we know them, but timing and targeting are sometimes mind-boggling. This three-part, multi-session series will take a closer look into understanding the components of effective literacy instruction for all students--including those who struggle or have characteristics of dyslexia. Time will be devoted to the developmental phases of each specific component and how to look at who moves forward faster and who needs to "anchor in” so they are ready to "set sail.”

Part 3 is divided into two sessions and will focus on understanding. Fluency will be embedded into each session as well.
Session 1 (4/13): Comprehension
Session 2 (4/28): Writing

6. Components of Effective Literacy: Comprehension and Writing

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5. Virtual (Virtual, MO)

Audience: K-3 Teachers, Title I, Special Education, Other Interventionists Participants may register for any separate part, based on their needs.

Dates: 4/13/2021 to 4/28/2021

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Knowing How & When to "Anchor In" so Students Can Sail in the Waters of Complex Text


What are the components of effective literacy instruction? We think we know them, but timing and targeting are sometimes mind-boggling. This multi-part series will take a closer look into understanding the components of effective literacy instruction for all students--including those who struggle or have characteristics of dyslexia. Time will be devoted to the developmental phases of each specific component and how to look at who moves forward faster and who needs to "anchor in” so they are ready to "set sail.”

Participants may register for any part separately, based on their needs.
Part 1 Science of Reading and Phonological Awareness will be held in January/February
Part 2 Phonics and Vocabulary will be held in March
Part 3 Comprehension and Writing will be held in April.


Part 3 will focus on:
A. Comprehension, April 13, 3:00-5:00pm
B. Writing, April 28, 3:00-5:00pm
*Fluency will be embedded into each session as well.

Optional one hour of graduate credit available; participants must attend two parts, at minimum, to be eligible

7. LETRS Volume 1, Cohort II, Session 3 (Southeast RPDC Location)

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 4/14/2021

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Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. Instruction is a mixture of face-to-face learning through structured modules and online videos of effective classroom instruction. Participants in this group must acquire LETRS materials prior to Launch on October 5th. Materials must be purchased from Voyager Sopris prior to start date. If unsure how/where to purchase call 573-651-2083 for that information or email crodgers@semo.edu. Training dates for this cohort group are a.m. only on Oct. 5th, but full day on Dec. 2, Feb. 17, Apr. 14, and June 23 and will address a launch and each of the four LETRS Units respectively. There will be one charge for the series, but you must register for ALL five dates separately.

8. A Morning with Shellie Guin, Partner of Guin-Mundorf, LLC.

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5 emPowerU Building (St Joseph, Mo)

Audience: Special Education Teachers and Directors

Dates: 4/14/2021

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

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

This in-person session is limited to 30 to maintain social distancing. Those on the waitlist, will be sent a zoom link.

9. Differentiated Instruction

Program: RPDC - Northeast

Location: 4 Virtual (Internet, MO)

Dates: 4/15/2021

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DATE: Thursday, April 15, 2021

TIME: 8:30-11:30am

LOCATION: Virtual by Zoom

COST: Free

Differentiation is an instructional process in which teachers proactively transform instruction, learning activities, and student products to maximize each student's growth and individual success by meeting their learning needs. Participants will explore strategies for addressing student difference through various instructional strategies, as well as hands-on activities.

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

10. LETRS for Early Childhood Educators

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5. Virtual (Virtual, MO)

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

Dates: 4/16/2021 to 6/4/2021

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Participants must purchase LETRS Early Childhood Educator manual and online course from Lexia Learning (1-800-547-6747, ext. 5136) for $199, prior to the first session.

This three-day series is designed to deepen your understanding of the what, why, and how of early literacy and language development, including assessment and instruction strategies. LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) provides the "science of reading” application of research into the classroom no matter the curriculum or program used. The blended learning format of this series includes three days of face-to-face training and self-paced online tutorials/videos of effective early childhood classroom instruction.

This training will also be offered July 27, Sept 3, Oct 1

11. LETRS Academy: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling

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

Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

Dates: 4/19/2021

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Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. LETRS is NOT a program. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. Instruction is a mixture of four face-to-face learning through structured modules plus online videos of effective classroom instruction. Teachers will be asked to apply the information on chosen students. All training facilitated by a LETRS certified trainer. Training includes 4 sessions and 4 on-line modules/videos of effective instruction, with classroom observations. In order to receive a certificate of completion, participant must attend and participate in all four training sessions.

12. Restorative Practices Basic Training-VIRTUAL

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: Teachers, Admin, Counselors, Social Workers, School Psychologists

Dates: 4/19/2021 to 4/20/2021

This comprehensive Basic training in Restorative Practices is a 10-hour training, conducted in a series of four 2-1/2 hour "modules” over two full days (morning and afternoon sessions each day). This highly interactive virtual training opportunity is conducted in real time over WebEx. These four modules provide the necessary information for establishing the conditions for developing and nurturing a culture based on high quality relationships among all school community members and positive community building that is trauma-free. This is accomplished by focusing not on rules broken and punitive consequences but rather on the harms done and providing appropriate restorative consequences and the systems that are necessary to repair and support strong relationships among all school community members (students and adults). Working restoratively is a social/relational rather than a behaviorist model. Embracing restorative practices is not a program but rather a way of thinking, being and operating in the day-to-day. The training includes concrete and practical strategies for establishing the appropriate classroom and school-based routines as well as conducting circles and conferences in primary prevention as well as intervention contexts.

See flyer for session details.

This training will be virtual. WebEx link and presentation documents will be emailed the morning of each session.

COST: $210 RPDC Member, $275 Non-Member
Teams of 3 or more RPDC Member, $150/pp Non-Member $225/pp

13. What is Teacher Academy?

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5. Virtual (Virtual, MO)

Audience: Teachers with at least 3 years experience and administrators

Dates: 4/19/2021

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Are you interested in participating in the Northwest Regional Teacher Academy program but have some questions? Get answers during this free one hour session.
Learn more about this successful year-long professional growth opportunity for teachers who are in at least their fourth year of teaching. Information about the application process, student engagement and instructional strategies and reflective practices will be shared. Get your questions answered.
Hope to see you there!

14. What's Your Superpower? Helping Students "Power UP" Their Executive Functioning Skills"

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

Audience: K-12 teachers, administrators, counselors, behavior interventionists, student support personnel

Dates: 4/20/2021

In a school year unlike any we've known before, you may have observed that many of our students need assistance in developing a variety of non-academic skills to be successful academically, behaviorally, and socially. In this workshop we will identify 8 subskills of executive function and develop strategies for teaching and reinforcing those skills. Join us for an opportunity to equip your students to identify their own Executive Function Super Powers, and get some tools in your toolbelt to end this year strong and launch a SUPER new school year!

Cost: $30 for members & participating schools, $40 for non-members

This is a virtual workshop.

15. Virtual: Cohort 2 Tiered Monitoring Boot Camp

Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

Location: Virtual (any place, MO)

Dates: 4/20/2021

Districts who are in Cohort 2 will be starting their new Tiered Monitoring Cycle during the 2021-22 school year. File reviews will be due the end of January 2022. This virtual training will provide tips and reminders on compliance topics around timelines, evaluation reports, and IEPs. There will be two options for this Virtual Boot Camp (4/12 or 4/20) - choose the one which works best for your schedule. Feel free to contact Amy Phipps at amyphipps@missouristate.edu to schedule a spring file review if you would like to do that as a follow up to this opportunity. Both Boot Camp and the spring file review are optional opportunities provided to help you prepare for the upcoming file review year.

16. Facilitating Inquiry: Leading Student Problem-Solving

Program: DESE - Community of Practice

Dates: 4/20/2021

The Office of Educator Quality in collaboration with the Regional Professional Development Centers and Missouri Teacher Leaders, is pleased to offer eighteen 90-minute topic-based, community building virtual sessions for first and second year Missouri teachers. Each session will focus on a topic aligned to areas identified within the MEES data analysis to support potential learning loss resulting from Spring 2020 school closures due to COVID 19. Community-building, collaboration, and resource sharing will be included within all sessions with the main focus - to build a Community of Practice for Beginning Teachers.

Sessions will be co-hosted by an educational consultant from a Regional Professional Development Center and a Missouri teacher leader. Participants may choose to attend any or all sessions. Each session will be capped at 150 participants. There is no cost associated with any of the sessions.

Patty Wilmes Consultant, Northwest Regional Professional Development Center

Becky Wynne Maryville R-II, 2021 Missouri State Teacher of the Year Finalist

17. *Special Education Compliance Academy: Cohort 2 Jumpstart - File Review Meeting

Program: RPDC - Northeast

Location: 4 AJs/Pear Tree (Macon, MO)

Dates: 4/22/2021

DATE: Thursday, April 22, 2021

TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

LOCATION: AJs/Pear Tree - 1407 N. Missouri (Hwy 63), Macon

COST: $60 - Lunch included

Please join us as we get a head start on preparing for Cohort 2 File Review. Goals of this workshop will be to help you determine what is expected of you throughout the file review, what to look for in files that you will submit, and how to move forward as you prepare the file you are working on during the fall of the 2021-2022 school year.

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

18. Maximizing Your Professional Development Committee's Capacity

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5 Heartland Foundation (St. Joseph, MO) [map]

Audience: PDC chairs or member representatives, building administrators

Dates: 4/22/2021

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What drives the professional development in your district? The mission of professional development is to position educators for success by strengthening each educator's professional practice to ensure high levels of performance for all students. This training is designed to engage participants in DESEs Professional Development guidelines in order to establish a high functioning Professional Development Committee that implements effective professional learning in their district.

Participants will learn:
* roles and responsibilities of committee
* how to create a professional development plan
* ways to use PD funds

Space is limited. This will also be offered on April 1.

19. Using MO Connections for Transition Assessments-VIRTUAL

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 4/22/2021

The process of collecting information is continuous throughout the student's school experience. Transition assessment doesn't just happen to prepare for the IEP meeting or when the student turns 16. It's ongoing, continuous and is essential for postsecondary success. This training will allow participants discover and use Missouri Connections and apply this free resource for their own students' IEPs in order to insure positive postsecondary school outcomes.

What can Missouri Connections Do For Students?
* Better understand themselves, explore their interests, and discover their talents
* Use the abundant resources for college and career exploration, finding options to finance
their future education or career, understanding employment skills, and learning about high demand jobs in careers in which they have interest
* Make the connection between school and the work world
* Investigate education and career options so they can create a Personal Learning Plan that is right for them and helps them seek their own answers to important questions, like: Who Am I?, Where Am I Headed?, and How Do I Get There?

This workshop is VIRTUAL and FREE and will be 9AM-12PM and office hour from 1PM-2PM for questions. A link to Zoom will be sent closer to the meeting date.

20. Help Me - Help You! Building the Mentor - Mentee Relationship

Program: RPDC - South Central

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

Audience: MENTORS (Those who are currently or will be mentors of 1st and 2nd year teachers)

Dates: 4/23/2021

As the Japanese Proverb says "Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great mentor." Is it your privilege to mentor a new teacher on your team or in your building? Come and learn the importance of the role of mentoring a new teacher.

Mentors will focus on the role, duties and responsibilities that impact success. The Missouri Mentoring Program Standards will be reviewed and discussed. Skills and strategies will help strengthen the mentorship role. Mentors will focus on the growth and development of the novice teacher.

This system of support provides participants the knowledge and skills to develop a confident, collaborative team which can have a positive impact on student learning and the school culture.

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.


You will be required to bring and wear a cloth face mask in all common areas.

21. Social Emotional Learning for All-Self Regulation - Virtual Workshop

Program: RPDC - South Central

Location: Webinar (na, na)

Audience: Teachers and administrators who are interested in being trained in the SEL for All activities/ strategies

Dates: 4/30/2021

Social Emotional Learning for All (SEL for All), formerly Missouri Postsecondary Success (MPSS), is a customizable SEL for all curriculum that supports educators in systematically embedding intra and interpersonal competencies into course content. These competencies are integral to in-school and postsecondary success. Participants will learn to help equip all students with competencies they need to become career-equipped, lifelong learners who are socially and emotionally engaged. This workshop will focus on the competency of self-regulation.

In order to maximize learning opportunities from collaboration and break-out sessions, it is strongly recommended that each registration would be for one participant joining with one device. Laptops/desktops are also recommended in order to get full functionality from the virtual learning experience.

Prior to the workshop, an email with the Zoom link will be provided to participants. Enrollment will close two days prior to the event.

22. Developing Standards-Based IEPs Linked to Missouri Learning Standards - Virtual Workshop

Program: RPDC - South Central

Location: Webinar (na, na)

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

Dates: 5/4/2021

Developing Standards-Based IEPs Linked to Missouri Learning Standards training takes the participant through the steps involved in "developing a process of planning that improves the development of the IEP and helps the IEP team participants see the importance of connecting instructional goals to the general curriculum and grade-level standards.” Emphasis is placed on aligning IEP goals with the Missouri Learning Standards.

In order to maximize learning opportunities from collaboration and break-out sessions, it is strongly recommended that each registration would be for one participant joining with one device. Laptops/desktops are also recommended in order to get full functionality from the virtual learning experience.

Prior to the workshop, an email with the Zoom link will be provided to participants. Enrollment will close two days prior to the event.

23. I Made It! What's Next? Reflecting on Practice & Setting Goals

Program: DESE - Community of Practice

Dates: 5/4/2021

The Office of Educator Quality in collaboration with the Regional Professional Development Centers and Missouri Teacher Leaders, is pleased to offer eighteen 90-minute topic-based, community building virtual sessions for first and second year Missouri teachers. Each session will focus on a topic aligned to areas identified within the MEES data analysis to support potential learning loss resulting from Spring 2020 school closures due to COVID 19. Community-building, collaboration, and resource sharing will be included within all sessions with the main focus - to build a Community of Practice for Beginning Teachers.

Sessions will be co-hosted by an educational consultant from a Regional Professional Development Center and a Missouri teacher leader. Participants may choose to attend any or all sessions. Each session will be capped at 150 participants. There is no cost associated with any of the sessions.

Janet Creek Consultant, South Central Regional Professional Development Center

Matthew Ketteman Lee's Summit R-VII, 2021 Missouri State Teacher of the Year Finalist

24. Literacy Collaborative Group- Virtual Session

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 5/6/2021

This is the fifth of a five-part series. Plan to dive deeply into literacy learning and teaching. We will explore best practices in reading and writing instruction and we will work together collaboratively to problem solve issues relevant to our classrooms and students. The format will be very interactive and adaptive. This session will be conducted virtually using Zoom. All elementary reading teachers and interventionists are invited to join us as we expand our knowledge in the area of literacy education!

25. Developing Standards-Based IEPs Linked to DLM Essential Elements - Virtual Workshop

Program: RPDC - South Central

Location: Webinar (na, na)

Audience: Recommended for all educators (general, special, administrators) who teach students eligible for the MAP-A

Dates: 5/7/2021

Developing Standards-Based IEP Linked to DLM Essential Elements training takes the participant through the steps involved in "developing a process of planning that improves the development of the IEP and helps the IEP team participants see the importance of connecting instructional goals to the general curriculum and grade level standards.” Emphasis is placed on aligning IEP goals with the DLM Essential Elements.

In order to maximize learning opportunities from collaboration and break-out sessions, it is strongly recommended that each registration would be for one participant joining with one device. Laptops/desktops are also recommended in order to get full functionality from the virtual learning experience.

Prior to the workshop, an email with the Zoom link will be provided to participants. Enrollment will close two days prior to the event.

26. Missouri Teacher of the Year Clinic 2021

Program: DESE - Teacher of the Year

Location: Governor Office Building (Jefferson City, MO)

Dates: 5/7/2021

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The purpose of the Teacher of the Year Clinic is to offer District Teachers of the Year an overview of the Missouri Teacher of the Year Program, the application and selection process, as well as help participants prepare for the application process. Payment information will be sent in your registration confirmation email.

27. LETRS Vol 1

Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

Dates: 5/13/2021 to 8/31/2021

Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides K-5 teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. The 'blended learning' format of this series includes face-to-face (or virtual) learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. SPECIAL NOTES: 1) There are four 'face to face' dates for this workshop series. We will focus on each of the four LETRS units respectively: Day 1/Launch and Unit 1, The Challenge of Learning to Read; Day 2/Unit 2: The Speech Sounds of English; Day 3/Unit 3: Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling Day 4/Unit 4: Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition. Registration fee for all four 'face to face' dates is $400. 2) Participants must purchase LETRS manual and online course from Voyager Sopris at $350 per person. For more information on how/where to purchase materials, please call Jana Loge at 417-836-6319 or janaloge@missouristate.edu The total cost for the four-day training, manual, and online course is $750.

28. The Writing Connection

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5. Virtual (Virtual, MO)

Audience: Grade 6-12 Teachers

Dates: 6/3/2021

Would you use one strategy each day in your classroom if it would increase student learning? Writing improves learning in all content areas. When students are powerful writers, the entire school and community benefit. Show student growth now by incorporating writing into your content area.

During this session, participants will:
* Receive information and research on the power of connecting writing to their content area
* Make connections to how teachers are currently incorporating writing strategies
* Create lessons to use immediately that incorporate writing into the classroom



Two hour virtual micro-learning session
Optional 1 hour graduate credit available if you take an additional two hour micro-learning training and complete additional course work for both.

29. Federal Programs Tiered Monitoring Session 4

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

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

Dates: 6/8/2021

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This session will provide technical support for completing the 2021-2022 Federal Programs ePeGs Consolidated Application. This training is designed for both building level and/or district federal programs coordinators. The workday will include an introductory session on the provisions of Title 1A, Title 2A, and Title 4A.

Agenda content will include:
*General FedPro Update and review of program requirements for Title 1A, Title 2A, Title 4A
*Consolidated Application & Plans 2020-2021 including budget updates and revisions, updates for required plans and needs assessments
*Navigating the epegs system including submittal of the Consolidated Application
*Information and resources regarding Title programs uses and intents, programmatic information for targeted assistance and schoolwide implementation
*Tiered Monitoring requirements - Yearly requirements for tracking documentation for all district's federal programs will be reviewed - Cohort 2 districts will be the group for submittal during 2021-2022

Items participants need to bring: Laptop or device w/ Internet Explorer capability / Prior FedPro Access & Authority Level granted by district data manager.

Target learners: Federal Programs coordinators / District personnel responsible for Federal Programs Consolidated Application, compliance plans, tiered monitoring, federal programs implementation

30. Math Fact Fluency

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5. Virtual (Virtual, MO)

Audience: Grade K-3 Teachers

Dates: 6/10/2021

Are you a teacher who is responsible for teaching math fact fluency and you continue hearing "these kids don't know their facts!” from other teachers? Are you stuck because you don't know any other way to teach them besides memorization and timed tests? While drill, both timed and untimed, can be appropriate in certain circumstances, other approaches can foster more positive attitudes towards mathematics while also developing math fact fluency.

During this session, participants willlearn:
* What fluency means
* Strategies for teaching fact fluency
* How to assess fact fluency



Three hour virtual micro-learning session
Optional 1 hour graduate credit available if you take an additional two hour micro-learning training and complete additional course work for both.

31. Leadership Academy (2021-2022)

Program: DESE - Leadership Academy

Location: Varies (Varies, MO)

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

Dates: 6/14/2021 to 6/17/2022

As a member of this year-long academy, your learning will be focused on Missouri Leadership Development System competencies for the developing leader. Leadership Academy is part of the MLDS as an intensive year of leadership development for building level administrators. It is recommended that leaders complete two years of engagement at the Emerging Level prior to participation. 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 6-9, 2021. Winter Meeting is January 13-14, 2022 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center, Columbia MO. Graduation is June 15-17 2022 at the Inn at Grand Glaize, Osage Beach MO. Scholarships are available through RPDCs.

32. Missouri Leadership Academy Cohort #36

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

Location: TBD (Springfield, MO)

Dates: 6/14/2021 to 7/11/2022

The Missouri Leadership Academy is a statewide cohort with a regional connection. Participants engage in statewide meetings as well as four regional cohort meetings. Statewide meetings include nationally known speakers such as Ken WIlliams, Joe Sanfellipo, Mike Rutherford, Beth Houf 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 teachers -Create and sustain a culture of continuous improvement Leadership Academy is designed for building leaders in Year 3 and beyond. The Outdoor Leadership Experience held at Trout Lodge, Potosi and is billed seperately. The 4 regional cohort meetings are held at the various schools within the region. Dates will be determined as a cohort at the Kick off meeting. Contact the HOM RPDC's Leadership Development Specialist, Gena McCluskey at mccluskeyg@missouri.edu for more information. In addition you can read more at https://dese.mo.gov/sites/default/files/oeq-laflyer.pdf Cost Regional Cost invoiced by the HOM RPDC is $600 The Outdoor Leadership Experience $300 is invoiced through the YMCA Trout Lodge at Potosi, MO. Scholarship are reserved by the MLDS Specialist and are reflected on the invoice. You have to sign up at the regional level and at the state level. State-wide Meetings- Kick off June 14-16, 2010. Outdoor Leadership Academy Oct 6-9, 2021, WInter Meeting January 13-14, 2021,and Graduation June 15-17, 2022. Regional Meetings- 4 Regional meetings scheduled at Kick Off

33. SW Region: MLDS 2021-2022 Leadership Academy- Registration for the SW Region is open!

Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

Location: TBA-Springfield, MO (Springfield, MO)

Audience: SW Regional leaders starting year 3 or more in a leadership role (Principal, Assistant Principal)

Dates: 6/14/2021

Attention SW Region: MLDS Leadership Academy #36 registration is open! Leadership Academy is for any leader starting their third year or has three or more years of experience as a building leader (Principal/Assistant Principal).

L.A. consists of four regional meetings, and four statewide events: Summer Kickoff(June 2021), Outdoor Leadership Experience (October 2021), Winter Meeting (January 2022), and LA Graduation (June 2022). Leadership Academy does have a cost of $600 for all meetings, and $300 for Outdoor Leadership Experience. *Some scholarships are available to cover the $900 cost. Once registered you will receive additional information about Leadership Academy (meeting times, dates, locations, etc.)

Have questions or need more information? Leadership Academy information can be found by contacting Annette Cozort: acozort@missouristate.edu or Kevin Freeman: KevinFreeman@missouristate.edu

34. Leadership Academy - Central RPDC

Program: RPDC - Central

Location: Varies (Varies, MO)

Audience: Building Leaders in Year 3 and Beyond

Dates: 6/14/2021 to 6/15/2022

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 14-16, 2021), Winter Meeting (Jan. 13-14, 2022), Graduation (15-17, 2022) are all held in Columbia and the Outdoor Leadership Experience (Oct. 6-9, 2021) is held at Trout Lodge, Potosi, as well as 4 regional cohort meetings that are subject to some changes.

Scholarships are available.

35. Painless Ways to Accomplish Student Growth

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5. Virtual (Virtual, MO)

Audience: Grade K-12 Teachers

Dates: 6/14/2021

Do you feel like you are spending a lot of your time assessing students? This is a common feeling among teachers, especially while distance learning is taking place. Quick formative assessments will provide information for teachers to use immediately which will inform purposeful instruction. When you add in effective and targeted feedback, you will then see the outcomes of student growth unfold.

During this session, participants will:
* Understand the effectiveness of coupling feedback with formative assessment
* Explore varying formative assessments and feedback to utilize virtually and in person
* Receive tools to incorporate in classroom instruction

Optional one hour of graduate credit available; participants must attend two micro-learning sessions to be eligible.

36. Great 8

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5. Virtual (Virtual, MO)

Audience: Grade K-12 Teachers

Dates: 6/15/2021

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 session 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 purpose of student behavior. The use of these practices will increase the engagement of your students while increasing the likelihood of the appropriate behavior occurring in your classrooms.

During this session, participants will:
* Gain a working knowledge of the 8 Effective Teaching and Learning Practices
* Become familiar with function based thinking to manage behavior in the classroom
* Be able to implement the 8 Effective Teaching and Learning Practices to set up a management system in their classroom
* Identify a student's function of behavior

5 1/2 hour virtual micro-learning session
Optional 1 hour graduate credit available if you complete additional course work.

37. 4 C's for Behavior Management

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5. Virtual (Virtual, MO)

Audience: Grade K-12 Teachers

Dates: 6/16/2021

Behavior management can be time-consuming and energy-draining, but it doesn't have to be. Join us as we focus on the Four C's of establishing and effective behavior management system: climate, communication, curriculum and culture.

During this session, participants will:
* Take away an understanding of the best practices to implement the 4 C's in their classroom
* Learn to create a classroom that fosters a positive learning environment
* Learn how to proactively address behavior issues in your classroom



Two hour virtual micro-learning session
This is NOT a graduate credit option

38. Special Education Boot Camp

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5. Virtual (Virtual, MO)

Audience: K-12 Special Education Teachers, Directors, Process Coordinators

Dates: 6/16/2021 to 6/17/2021

This session is beneficial for new special education teachers and directors.

Participants will explore the different areas of disabilities, as well as gain an understanding of an IEP. Strategies will be provided to assist educators in:
* Understanding reading, and writing evaluation reports
* Writing present levels and objectives
* How to deal with challenging parents and students
* Writing behavior plans, accommodations and modifications

Lunch provided
Optional 1 hour graduate credit available if you complete additional course work.


This two-day training will also be offered on July 7 & 8

39. Systematic Approach to Career-Life Preparedness

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

Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

Dates: 6/16/2021

Schools are considered the institution where young adults prepare themselves for their future. MSIP 6 contains several standards and indicators that relate to Career Planning and Development. But how many students actually leave high school with a concrete plan or direction after graduation? This training will ask you to consider difficult questions as we answer "Why Career Development?” Take a moment and answer these questions - How would my school define - Success Ready Student? Where do we systemically support Career Development in our curriculum? Do we believe all students should have a future plan? Participants will be asked to reflect on current practices, weigh the progress, and establish action steps to reach the desired goals they have for their school community. We will discuss a progression sequence when using worksheets, activities, and assessments within Missouri Connections and introduce the Middle and High School Frameworks to support career development grades 5-12. Participants should include middle and high school counselors, career educators, instructors, transition educators, administrators, and others who work with students in career awareness, exploration, development, and planning. Participants should bring a laptop or similar device

40. The Great Escape

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5. Virtual (Virtual, MO)

Audience: Grade K-6 Teachers

Dates: 6/17/2021

Do you feel like you are in constant competition with the digital world to capture and maintain your students' attention? Come and develop a roadmap to ensure your teaching is engaging, motivating and relevant for today's 21st century learners. These easy-to-implement ideas and strategies will help you create a classroom where the students run to get IN rather than out!
This session will be based on the text Ditch that Textbook by Matt Miller. We will use the DITCH acronym to bring some exciting new changes and learning to your classroom.

2 hour virtual micro-learning session
Optional 1 hour graduate credit available if you take an additional micro-learning training and complete additional course work for both.

41. EDTECH ACADEMY 2021: A Next Generation Teaching & Learning Conference

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Location: 1 Southeast Missouri State University - Cape Girardeau (Cape Girardeau, MO) [map]

Audience: ALL EDUCATORS - Elementary Teachers, Secondary Teachers, Post-Secondary Instructors/Professors, Library Media Specialists, Building Administrators, District-Level Administrators, Instructional Technology Facilitators, Traditional IT Personnel, Instructional Coaches, etc.

Dates: 6/22/2021

Learn. Connect. Grow. Be a Leader of Change. The recent challenges have made educational technology more important than ever. Educators have grown through these challenges and will continue to discover and share innovative ways to implement effective teaching and learning in any learning environment.

EdTech Academy 2021 will be held on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University for PK-20 educators. You don't want to miss this distinct learning opportunity with inspiring and dynamic educational leaders! Discover fresh and innovative ideas, strategies, tools, and resources that engage and empower students, enhance curriculum, improve instruction, and deepen learning. Learn ways to effectively leverage the power of technology to create meaningful, authentic, and relevant learning experiences that provide students opportunity for critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and communication. Walk away feeling more equipped to thrive in an ever-changing learning landscape.

Keynote Speaker: JENNIFER GONZALEZ (Cult of Pedagogy)!
  • Ms. Gonzalez will also facilitate breakout sessions.
  • Get to know Ms. Gonzalez!

    Spotlight Presenter: Zekita Armstrong Asuquo
  • Learn more!

    The EdTech Academy Team is also looking for relevant breakout session proposals that show a passion for education, effective and innovative teaching & learning practices, active student-centered learning, and student engagement. Submit a proposal here.

    Visit the event website for more information!

    Lunch will be provided.
    Please bring a device for hands-on, interactive learning.
    University safety protocols will be followed, including face masks and social distancing.
  • 42. LETRS Volume 1, Cohort II, Session 4 (Southeast RPDC Location)

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 6/23/2021

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. Instruction is a mixture of face-to-face learning through structured modules and online videos of effective classroom instruction. Participants in this group must acquire LETRS materials prior to Launch on October 5th. Materials must be purchased from Voyager Sopris prior to start date. If unsure how/where to purchase call 573-651-2083 for that information or email crodgers@semo.edu. Training dates for this cohort group are a.m. only on Oct. 5th, but full day on Dec. 2, Feb. 17, Apr. 14, and June 23 and will address a launch and each of the four LETRS Units respectively. There will be one charge for the series, but you must register for ALL five dates separately.

    43. Self Efficacy: Developing Inner Strength to Persist

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. Virtual (Virtual, MO)

    Audience: K-12 Educators & Administrators

    Dates: 6/23/2021

    What you believe is what you can achieve. This course will provide the tools for your students to build their inner strength to focus on their efforts, learn from mistakes, and be willing to push forward in school and life. Participants will leave with a wealth of resources, lessons, and an instructional plan to change the learning culture from "I can't do this - to -- I think I can!” Above all efforts, the belief in oneself will be what keeps us moving forward whether recovering from trauma or just the inability to persist with confidence.

    Four hour virtual micro-learning session 9:00-11:00am and 1:00-3:00pm
    Optional 1 hour graduate credit available if you complete additional course work.

    44. Synthesis of Information: Using the "Why" in Eligibility

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. Virtual (Virtual, MO)

    Audience: Grades K-12 Special Education Teachers or Directors

    Dates: 7/1/2021

    Many Special Education Teachers approach writing the Synthesis of Information in the conclusion of the Evaluation Report with a sense of dread. They may ask themselves, "Haven't I already covered this in Basis of Determination?" However, the Synthesis is so much more important, not only for the student's Evaluation Report, but also for the Present Level and Goal Writing in the IEP. This workshop will train teachers and give them the opportunity to synthesize the results from the assessments and observations with the existing data that draws on a variety of sources to identify all of a child's special education and related services to develop a clear, compliant educational plan.

    45. LETRS: Volume 2, Units 5-8

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Teachers that have completed LETRS Units 1-4 Training

    Dates: 7/6/2021 to 3/15/2022

    This training is only for teachers who have successfully completed LETRS Volume 1, Units 1-4.

    Each participant must purchase Volume 2 LETRS modules for implementation. You must have the materials prior to session 1. Please contact Jane, jjackso@nwmissouri.edu, for further information.


    This in-depth training looks into the science of reading research for teaching vocabulary, reading comprehension, and writing. Participants will link oral language to vocabulary, writing phases of development and spelling. Instructional practices will be reviewed for understanding writing phases across genre, and how explicit lesson planning can change comprehension, vocabulary retention and spelling. Participants will also walk away with the ability to distinguish between comprehension products and processes while using and viewing multiple lessons/resources for deepening the foundations of reading. Teachers will be asked to apply the information on chosen students

    All training facilitated by a LETRS certified trainer. Training includes 5 sessions and 4 on-line modules/videos of effective instruction, with classroom observations.

    46. Special Education Boot Camp

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. Virtual (Virtual, MO)

    Audience: K-12 Special Education Teachers, Directors, Process Coordinators

    Dates: 7/9/2021 to 7/16/2021

    This session is beneficial for new special education teachers and directors.

    Participants will explore the different areas of disabilities, as well as gain an understanding of an IEP. Strategies will be provided to assist educators in:
    * Understanding reading, and writing evaluation reports
    * Writing present levels and objectives
    * How to deal with challenging parents and students
    * Writing behavior plans, accommodations and modifications

    Lunch provided
    Optional 1 hour graduate credit available if you complete additional course work.


    This two-day training will also be offered on June 16 & 17

    47. Closing the Gap: ELA and Social Studies

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 7/12/2021

    New
    We will explore strategies in ELA and Social Studies to help students "close the gap". We will provide resources for educators K-5 to take back to their classroom. We will be addressing why remediation doesn't work, accelerated learning, and scaffolding. Participants will be provided with the book Fifty Strategies to Boost Cognitive Engagement by Rebecca Stobaugh.

    48. LETRS for Early Childhood Educators, Session 1

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 7/13/2021

    This three-day series is designed to deepen your understanding of the what, why, and how of early literacy and language development, including assessment and instruction strategies. LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) provides the "science of reading” application of research into the classroom no matter the curriculum or program used. The blended learning format of this series includes three days of face-to-face training and self-paced online tutorials/videos of effective early childhood classroom instruction.

    SPECIAL NOTES: Participants must purchase LETRS Early Childhood Educator manual and online course from Lexia Learning (1-800-547-6747, ext. 5136) for $199, prior to the first session. Cost for face-to-face training is $100 per day. Total cost for the blended format is $499. ($199 course materials + $300 Trainings = $499) Although RPDC billing occurs with registration of the first session, participants must still register for next two sessions for attendance verification. The three training dates are 7/13/21, 8/10/21, 10/26/21. For more information, please contact crodgers@semo.edu.

    49. Transition Assessment

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Grades 7-12 Special Education Teachers or Directors, Counselors

    Dates: 7/13/2021

    The process of collecting information is continuous throughout the student's school experience. Transition assessment doesn't just happen to prepare for the IEP meeting or when the student turns 16. It's ongoing, continuous and is essential for post-secondary success. This one day training will allow participants to learn and review DESE requirements for incorporating and using Transition Assessments in their student's IEPs and use the information in order to ensure positive post-secondary school outcomes. Participants will have the opportunity to problem solve lack of access in rural communities and to provide real-world experiences for their students and demonstrate free on-line resources. The afternoon session will explore and use Missouri Connections and apply this free resource to their own students IEPs in order to write user-friendly and compliant Present Levels of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance.

    50. Using Data to Drive Instruction in the Five Foundational Components

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. Virtual (Virtual, MO)

    Audience: Grades K-12 Teachers

    Dates: 7/13/2021 to 7/15/2021

    We will dive into the world of literacy starting with the evidence from students who struggle meeting our assessment demands. The assessments say the student is not reading at grade level and has limited comprehension. What elements do I prioritize in my instruction and where does that fit into the plan for teachers who share instructional time with my student? Time will be divided between the five components of reading (assessment, comprehension, vocabulary, phonics, phonemic awareness/fluency). More information to come later: components can be divided individually or as a series-from DO NOW to assessment.

    51. 10 Drivers of Virtual Engagement

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. Virtual (Virtual, MO)

    Audience: 3-12 Educators

    Dates: 7/14/2021

    Is virtual teaching your reality? Are you experiencing differing levels of student engagement? Research confirms that most learners tend to respond positively to a set of core drivers of engagement. Learn suggestions and examples that can help you activate engagement in remote learning settings-or any learning environment.

    During this session, participates will:
    * Develop awareness of the drivers of engagement
    * Learn how these drivers impact student engagement
    * Gain knowledge of how these can be implemented at all grade levels

    Optional one hour of graduate credit available; participants must attend two micro-learning sessions to be eligible.

    52. LETRS: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

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

    Dates: 7/20/2021 to 3/22/2022

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

    All training facilitated by a LETRS certified trainer. Training includes 5 sessions and 4 on-line modules/videos of effective instruction, with classroom observations.

    Each participant must purchase materials for implementation. You must have the materials prior to session 1. Please contact RPDC at 660-562-1995 for further information.

    53. Figuring Out Fluency in Mathematics Teaching and Learning

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 7/20/2021 to 7/21/2021

    New
    Join this two-day hands-on series based on the new book by Jennifer Bay Williams and John SanGiovanni Figuring out Fluency in Mathematics Teaching and Learning. Develop a deeper understanding of procedural fluency in mathematics, along with gaining tools for shifting classrooms towards a fluency approach. Their new book empowers educators to support students in acquiring the repertoire of reasoning strategies necessary to becoming fluent and nimble mathematical thinkers. Participants will receive a copy of the book book by Jennifer Bay Williams and John SanGiovanni Figuring out Fluency in Mathematics Teaching and Learning.

    54. How to Bring Clarity to Student Outcomes

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. Virtual (Virtual, MO)

    Audience: K-12 Educators, Administrators

    Dates: 7/20/2021

    New Domain Session
    Clarity in teaching and learning is the one thing that makes a significant impact on the growth in learning for students in any classroom. In this session, teachers gain clarity through constructing learning intentions and success criteria aligned to the standards that allow students to identify where they are going, how they are progressing and where they will go next and focuses on answering two critical questions:
    1) How can clarity improve teaching and learning?
    2) How does clarity serve as the foundation for other powerful, evidence-based practices?

    During this session, participants will:
    * Reflect on why they need to gain clarity
    * Craft learning intentions and success criteria


    Two hour virtual micro-learning session
    Optional 1 hour graduate credit available if you take an additional micro-learning training and complete additional course work for both.

    55. Developing Proficiency Scales 101

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. Virtual (Virtual, MO)

    Audience: K-12 Educators, Administrators

    Dates: 7/21/2021

    New Domain Session
    What is the purpose of a proficiency scale? A clear learning target provides students with what they should know, but it does not provide guidance regarding the building blocks necessary to attain the goal. Proficiency scales articulate learning progressions for each prioritized standard. Well-articulated sequence of knowledge and skills makes it much easier to provide students with feedback.

    During this session, participants will:
    * Learn how to develop proficiency scales
    * Identify the different levels of a proficiency scale
    * Create a proficiency scale

    Two hour virtual micro-learning session
    Optional 1 hour graduate credit available if you take an additional micro-learning training and complete additional course work for both.

    56. Missouri Leadership Development System Emerging 1 Leaders Regional Meeting - Day 1 of 3

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Missouri School Administrators

    Dates: 7/21/2021

    There are five dates for this workshop; however, the October and February Coaching Labs are TBA. You must register for EACH REGIONAL MEETING separately.
  • July 21 - Regional Meeting 1 Critical First
  • September 15 - Regional Meeting 2
  • October - Coaching Lab (Location: TBA; Dates: Oct. 13, 14, or 15--specific date to be selected at a later time)
  • January 19 - Regional Meeting 3
  • February - Coaching Lab (Location: TBA; Dates: Feb. 22, 23, 24, or 25--specific date to be selected at a later time)

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

    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.

    You will be required to bring and wear a cloth face mask in all common areas.
  • 57. Creating Assessment Opportunities that Align to Proficiency Scales

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. Virtual (Virtual, MO)

    Audience: K-12 Educators, Administrators

    Dates: 7/22/2021

    New Domain Session
    Now that proficiency scales have been created, how do you use them to assess student's level of proficiency? In this session, you will explore different assessment methods, look at sample assessment questions that align to scales, and have the opportunity to create written assessments that are aligned to the proficiency scales you have created.

    During this session, participants will:
    * Learn different assessment methods
    * Practice writing assessments aligned to proficiency scales


    Two hour virtual micro-learning session
    Optional 1 hour graduate credit available if you take an additional micro-learning training and complete additional course work for both.

    58. Self-Regulation: We Think We Can Do It Until We Can't

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. Virtual (Virtual, MO)

    Audience: K-12 Educators & Administrators

    Dates: 7/23/2021

    Do your students get easily distracted, experience frequent emotional reactions, work turned in late or just not at all, and an inability to follow through? Self-regulation skills might be the 'golden ticket' for your students and yourself! This training session will provide you with research-based practices, strategies, and lessons that can be embedded into any content area K through 12th grade.

    Four hour virtual micro-learning session 9:00-11:00am and 1:00-3:00pm
    Optional 1 hour graduate credit available if you complete additional course work.

    59. Kagan Cooperative Learning Days 1-5

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: PreK-12 grade educators, administrators

    Dates: 7/26/2021 to 7/30/2021

    Create full student engagement with Kagan Structures-simple yet powerful cooperative learning instructional strategies. Supported by a large body of scientific research, and proven effective in countless classrooms, schools, and districts, this revolutionary way to teach is transforming teaching and learning. See how easy it is use teamwork and pairs to create a greater level of engagement than you imagined possible, even for your reluctant learners. We're not talking about group work. We're talking the real deal, and knowing the difference is the difference between engaging some and engaging all students. When we engage all students, they all learn more. And because the structures are so cooperative and interactive, they work wonders for students' social skill development.
    Topics include:
    * Classbuilding
    * Teambuilding
    * Multi-Structural Lesson
    * PIES
    * Social Skills
    * Interpersonal Functions
    * Lesson Planning
    * Cooperative Projects

    If there are 3 teachers from a district attending, the principal from that district may attend free.

    Lunch is on your own; optional two hours graduate credit available.

    Hotel/Housing information in Maryville, MO:


    Bearcat Inn & Suites- 660-562-2002
    Holiday Inn Express - 660-562-9949
    Cobblestone Inn & Suites - 660-224-2222

    Optional Special Discount Package of Kagan materials available! Additional $149. Contact the RPDC at 800-663-3348 for more information or to order.

    60. Closing the Gap: Math

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 7/26/2021

    New
    We will explore strategies in Math to help students "close the gap". We will provide resources for educators K-5 to take back to their classroom. We will be addressing why remediation doesn't work, accelerated learning, and scaffolding. Participants will be provided with the book Learning in the Fast Lane by Suzy Pepper Rollins.

    61. MLDS: New Leaders Year I Cohort 21-22

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: School Leaders in their first few years of school leadership.

    Dates: 7/27/2021 to 5/5/2022

    The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is a continuum of learning and supports provided to school leaders from aspiring to retiring. In addition to content available for aspiring school leaders, five levels of support comprise MLDS: New Leaders Year I, New Leaders Year II, Sustaining Leadership Year III, Sustaining Leadership IV and Transformational Leadership V.


    New Leaders Year 1 Cohort:
    The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is a series of professional learning experiences specifically tailored to develop leadership capacity across multiple domains of leadership. Research and practical experience confirm the impact of leadership on multiple aspects of school life, personal satisfaction, recruitment and retention of faculty and staff, and student achievement, to name a few. Essential activities will include, but are not limited to productive and relevant mentoring (Emerging Level - years 1 and 2) and comprehensive and progressive learning treatments designed to meet principals' needs at their current level of experience (Emerging and Developing Levels). Join this cohort and watch your leadership skill and professional network grow. Not sure which cohort to join? Just ask!

    62. LETRS for Early Childhood Educators

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

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

    Dates: 7/27/2021 to 10/1/2021

    Participants must purchase LETRS Early Childhood Educator manual and online course from Lexia Learning (1-800-547-6747, ext. 5136) for $199, prior to the first session.

    This three-day series is designed to deepen your understanding of the what, why, and how of early literacy and language development, including assessment and instruction strategies. LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) provides the "science of reading” application of research into the classroom no matter the curriculum or program used. The blended learning format of this series includes three days of face-to-face training and self-paced online tutorials/videos of effective early childhood classroom instruction.

    63. Missouri Leadership Development System: New Leaders Year I Cohort 21-22

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: School Leaders in their first few years of school leadership.

    Dates: 7/27/2021 to 5/5/2022

    New
    The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is a continuum of learning and supports provided to school leaders from aspiring to retiring. In addition to content available for aspiring school leaders, five levels of support comprise MLDS: New Leaders Year I, New Leaders Year II, Sustaining Leadership Year III, Sustaining Leadership IV and Transformational Leadership V.

    New Leaders Year 1 Cohort:

    The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is a series of professional learning experiences specifically tailored to develop leadership capacity across multiple domains of leadership. Research and practical experience confirm the impact of leadership on multiple aspects of school life, personal satisfaction, recruitment and retention of faculty and staff, and student achievement, to name a few. Essential activities will include, but are not limited to productive and relevant mentoring (Emerging Level - years 1 and 2) and comprehensive and progressive learning treatments designed to meet principals' needs at their current level of experience (Emerging and Developing Levels). Join this cohort and watch your leadership skill and professional network grow. Not sure which cohort to join? Just ask!

    64. Project Based Learning (PBL)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. Virtual (Virtual, MO)

    Audience: PreK-12 Teachers & Administrators

    Dates: 7/28/2021 to 7/29/2021

    New Domain Session
    How can you increase student engagement in your classroom? One method is through Project-Based Learning. In this learning experience, participants will gain knowledge in how to create a Project/Problem Based Learning experience. PBL is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging and complex question, problem, or challenge. Projects are focused on student learning goals and include Essential Project Design Elements.

    During this session, participants will:
    * Understand the elements of Project-Based Learning
    * Learn the components of a project design and integrate 21st skill development
    * Craft a PBL plan for a classroom experience

    Eight hour micro-learning experience: 9:00-11:00am and 1:00-3:00pm both days
    Optional 1 hour of graduate credit available if complete additional course work.

    65. The 5 Practices in Practice; Successfully Orchestrating Mathematics Discussions in your K-5 Elementary Classroom

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 7/28/2021

    New
    Take a deep dive into understanding the 5 practices for facilitating rich mathematics conversations in your elementary mathematics classrooms and learn how to apply them with confidence. Participants will receive a copy of the book, The 5 Practices in Practice by Peg Smith, Victoria Bill, and Miriam Gamoran Sherin.

    66. Kagan Cooperative Learning Days 4-5

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: PreK-12 grade educators, administrators

    Dates: 7/29/2021 to 7/30/2021

    Complete your Kagan Cooperative Learning Structures Training with Days 4 & 5. Create full student engagement with Kagan Structures-simple yet powerful cooperative learning instructional strategies. Supported by a large body of scientific research, and proven effective in countless classrooms, schools, and districts, this revolutionary way to teach is transforming teaching and learning. See how easy it is use teamwork and pairs to create a greater level of engagement than you imagined possible, even for your reluctant learners.
    Topics include:
    * Social Skills
    * Interpersonal Functions
    * Lesson Planning
    * Cooperative Projects

    If there are 3 teachers from a district attending, the principal from that district may attend free.

    Lunch is on your own; optional 1 hour of graduate credit available.

    Hotel/Housing information in Maryville, MO:


    Bearcat Inn & Suites- 660-562-2002
    Holiday Inn Express - 660-562-9949
    Cobblestone Inn & Suites - 660-224-2222
    Northwest MO State University Campus - contact NWRPDC for more information

    67. The 5 Practices in Practice; Successfully Orchestrating Mathematics Discussions in your 6-8 Classroom

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 7/29/2021

    New
    Take a deep dive into understanding the 5 practices for facilitating rich mathematics conversations in your mathematics classrooms and learn how to apply them with confidence. Participants will receive a copy of the book, The 5 Practices in Practice by Peg Smith, Victoria Bill, and Miriam Gamoran Sherin.

    68. The 5 Practices in Practice; Successfully Orchestrating Mathematics Discussions in your 9-12 Classroom

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 7/30/2021

    New
    Take a deep dive into understanding the 5 practices for facilitating rich mathematics conversations in your mathematics classrooms and learn how to apply them with confidence. Participants will receive a copy of the book, The 5 Practices in Practice by Peg Smith, Victoria Bill, and Miriam Gamoran Sherin.

    69. *LETRS: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling - Volume 2

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 TBA - NE RPDC (Kirksville, MO)

    Audience: K-6 Teachers, Title Teachers, Special Education Teachers or Interventionists, Administrators who have completed LETRS-Volume 1

    Dates: 8/1/2021 to 3/1/2022

    New
    Pre-requisite: Completion of LETRS-Volume 1 (Units 1-4)

    DATES:
    Launch: August TBD
    Session 1: September TBD
    Session 2: November TBD, 2021
    Session 3: January TBD
    Session 4: March TBD, 2022

    TIME: Launch - 2 hours; remaining dates - 9:00am-3:00pm

    LOCATION: TBD

    COST: $400 PLUS *Materials-includes manual and on-line license
    *Each participant must purchase materials for implementation from Lexia Learning prior to the Launch. (The estimated materials cost is $320 making the total cost ~$720.) Please contact 660-651-8346 or sthurman@truman.edu for further information on materials purchase.

    LETRS provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. LETRS is NOT a program. Teachers learn the "science of reading," so they are able to apply research-based application into their classroom, no matter the curriculum or program.

    LETRS Training continues with Units 5-8 focusing on oral language, vocabulary, understanding reading comprehension, text-driven comprehension instruction, and effective classroom instruction.

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

    70. *LETRS: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling - Volume 1

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 TBA in the NE RPDC Region (Kirksville, MO)

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

    Dates: 8/1/2021 to 3/1/2022

    New
    DATES:
    At this time, the months are set but days will be determined at a later date.
    Launch: August TBD, 2021
    Session 1: September TBD
    Session 2: November TBD
    Session 3: January TBD, 2022
    Session 4: March TBD

    TIME: Launch - 2 hours (TBD); remaining dates - 9:00am-3:00pm

    LOCATION: TBA

    COST: $400 PLUS *Materials-includes 4 sessions, 4 on-line modules/videos, & classroom observations all provided by a LETRS-certified trainer, as well as lunch
    *Each participant must purchase materials for implementation from Lexia Learning prior to August Launch (estimated cost-$350). Please contact 660-651-8346 or sthurman@truman.edu for further information on how/where to purchase materials.

    LETRS provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. LETRS is NOT a program. Teachers learn the "science of reading," so they are able to apply research-based application into their classroom, no matter the curriculum or program.

    The Launch will be a morning training where participants will take a pre-test and receive their first assignment.
    The trainings will be a mixture of four face-to-face learning sessions through structured modules PLUS four units of on-line tutorials/videos (through Lexia Learning) which include examples of effective classroom instruction. Teachers will be asked to apply the information on chosen students.

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

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

    71. Decoding Behaviors Through a Trauma-Informed Lens

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: K-12 Educators, Administrators

    Dates: 8/3/2021

    New Domain Session
    No charge for school leaders attending with staff.

    For many children who have experienced traumatic events, the school setting can feel like a battleground in which their assumptions of the world as a dangerous place sabotage their ability to remain calm and regulate their behavior in the classroom. Unfortunately, many of these children develop behavioral coping mechanisms in an effort to feel safe and in control, yet these behaviors can frustrate educators. This session gives educators the information about what it means to be a trauma-informed school and how they can realize and recognize behaviors that may indicate a student has been impacted by trauma.

    During this session, participants will:
    * Define what it means to be a trauma-informed school
    * Understand what trauma is and how it impacts the brain
    * Identify student behaviors that may indicate trauma has occurred (acting out or acting in)
    * Apply evidence based practices to cultivate a trauma-sensitive learning environment for students across all content areas, grade levels, and educational settings

    Optional 1 hour graduate credit available if you take an additional micro-learning training and complete additional course work for both.

    72. MTDS Emerging I (BTAP)

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 TBA in the NE RPDC Region (Kirksville, MO)

    Dates: 8/3/2021 to 4/1/2022

    New
    DATES: Aug 3, Oct & Dec TBD, '21; Feb & Apr TBD, ‘22
    TIME: TBD
    LOCATION: TBD
    COST: $300 - scholarships available

    Beginning teachers are one of our greatest assets. Yet, 17% of teachers leave the career within the first five years (Gray et al., 2015). Research shows effective professional development is a key factor of teacher retention (Podolsky et al., 2018). This program is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System (MTDS) [mo-mtds.net].

    This opportunity provides--
    >networking with other new teachers and educational consultants;
    >just-in-time learning (critical firsts);
    >awareness of the phases of a new teacher;
    >relationship-building skills;
    >on-demand learning, including videos by Mike Rutherford; and
    >a copy of The Artisan Teacher by Mike Rutherford;
    >and more.

    Emerging I meets MO's BTAP certification requirements and emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies:
    Builds Relationships & Culture creating *culturally responsive relationships built on trust and mutual *respect for all;
    Creates & Manages a Learning Environment implementing classroom layouts and organizational strategies to: (a) promote student interaction; (b) meet student needs and well-being; (c) minimize disruption; (d) allow teacher movement for monitoring student progress; (e) increase & manage student productivity; and (f) encourage self-directed student learning;
    Develops Research-Based Instruction using *research-based *lesson planning models/practices to plan lessons that include: (a) lesson targets; (b) *activities, tasks, and/or experiences; (c) *research-based and/or *evidence-based strategies; and (d) methods for monitoring/communicating student progress towards meeting lesson target;
    Engages Students in Content evaluating lessons to identify engaging qualities of work, higher-level thinking, and high-yield instructional strategies.

    73. Reframing Responses to Trauma

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: K-12 Educators, Administrators

    Dates: 8/3/2021

    New Domain Session
    No charge for school leaders attending with staff.

    As an educator, you face the impact of trauma in your school everyday. Reframing the way we respond to students who have experienced trauma not only gives them tools for self regulation, but creates a safe, proactive and positive learning environment for all students. Join us to discuss how we address the trauma needs of the students we serve by establishing research and evidence based systems and practices. Outcomes

    During this session, participants will:
    * Restructure how you think about destructive student behaviors
    * Learn systems and practices to help students break negative cycles of behavior
    * Address frustration and burn-out with self-care strategies that will benefit you and your student all content areas, grade levels, and educational settings

    Optional 1 hour graduate credit available if you take an additional micro-learning training and complete additional course work for both.

    74. MTDS Mastering: Mentoring

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

    Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

    Dates: 8/4/2021

    This experience provides practical application of mentoring/coaching skills within a mentor/mentee cohort with access to on-demand learning, including materials created by Mike Rutherford, the author of The Artisan Teacher. This program is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System (MTDS) Mastering I: Mentoring emphasizes developing mentoring and coaching skills of the mentor and focuses on the MTDS Competencies: Mentors will know the qualities of a good mentor/mentee program. Mentors who have a BTAP teacher enrolled in the HOM BTAP Year 1 or Year 2 program attend free.

    75. Emotional Poverty

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. Virtual (Virtual, MO)

    Audience: K-12 Educators, Administrators

    Dates: 8/4/2021

    New Domain Session
    No charge for school leaders attending with staff.

    School safety is now a primary concern for educators, who are increasingly frustrated by confrontations over students' disruptive and unproductive behaviors. Learn the impact of brain development, underlying emotional causes of unsafe and disruptive behavior and how to motivate good behavior. Join our certified Emotional Poverty trainer to identify tools and strategies that promote classrooms and campuses with less anger, anxiety, avoidance, and violence.

    During this session, participants will:
    * Name emotional realities in the classroom
    * Share tools to address student anger, anxiety, resentment, avoidance, relationship building, and behavior
    * Separate discipline strategies from interventions that build motivation in students
    * Learn tools to MOTIVATE good behavior
    * Address the factors that create "emotional noise”

    Five and a half hour virtual micro-learning session
    Optional 1 hour graduate credit available if you take an additional micro-learning training and complete additional course work for both.

    76. Six Traits

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. Virtual (Virtual, MO)

    Audience: K-12 Educators, Administrators

    Dates: 8/4/2021

    New Domain Session
    Do you want to teach writing but don't know where to begin? Six Trait Writing enhances a process-based approach to writing instruction across the curriculum. The Six Traits of writing provides teachers with the criteria to assess student writing while strengthening students' writing skills.

    During this session, participants will:
    * Effectively evaluate writing across traits
    * Use literature to support writing
    * Gain strategies to enhance writing instruction
    * Become familiar with the Six Trait Writing Rubric

    Four hour virtual micro-learning session (9-11, 1-3)
    Optional 1 hour graduate credit available if you take an additional micro-learning training and complete additional course work for both.

    77. MTDS Emerging II (BTAP 2)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Audience: Any teacher who has completed their beginning teacher assistance program

    Dates: 8/5/2021 to 4/1/2022

    New
    You made it through year one, but your learning never stops! Continue your growth as an emerging teacher!

    This program offers continued support for early career teachers.

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

    Emerging II is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System and is open to any teacher who has completed a Beginning Teacher Assistance Program in Missouri.

    This opportunity provides:

    • access to experts- Kick-off event with Mike Rutherford!
    • access to on-demand learning, including Mike Rutherford's MTDS series
    • consultant support
    • networking with other teachers
    • competency-based programming

    Emerging II emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies

    • Differentiates to Meet Unique Student Needs

      Designs lesson variations to: (a) contanet; (b) process; (c) product; and/or (d) environment based on analysis of student needs.

    • Plans Student Progress Monitoring

      Plans formal and informal assessment strategies and documentation structures to check and record understanding of lesson targets during instruction.

    • Works in a Community of Practice

      Participates in a community of practice to share evidence of effectiveness and progress towards curricular goals, plan curricular revisions, and discuss meeting student needs

    78. MTDS Emerging II (BTAP 2)

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

    Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

    Dates: 8/5/2021 to 11/16/2021

    This program offers continued support for early career teachers, and to celebrate the completion of a successful first year of teaching, Emerging II begins with a statewide kick-off event featuring Mike Rutherford, author of The Artisan Teacher! Emerging II is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System (mo-mtds.net) and is open to any teacher who has completed a Beginning Teacher Assistance Program in Missouri. This opportunity provides:
    • access to experts - State Kick-off event with Mike Rutherford, author of The Artisan Teacher
    • on-demand learning, including Mike Rutherford's MTDS series.
    • consultant support
    • networking with other teachers
    • competency-based programming Emerging II emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies
    • Differentiates to Meet Unique Student Needs Designs lesson variations to (a) content; (b) process; (c) product; and/or (d) environment based on *analysis of student needs.
    • Plans Student Progress Monitoring Plans formal and informal *assessment strategies and *documentation structures to check and record understanding of lesson targets during instruction.
    • Works in a Community of Practice Participates in a *community of practice to share evidence of effectiveness and progress towards curricular goals, plan curricular revisions, and discuss meeting student needs.

    79. MTDS Emerging II (BTAP 2)

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 TBA in the NE RPDC Region (Kirksville, MO)

    Audience: any teacher who has completed a Beginning Teacher Assistance Program in Missouri

    Dates: 8/5/2021 to 4/1/2022

    New
    DATES: Wednesday-Thursday, August 5-6, September & November TBD, 2021; January & April TBD, 2022

    TIME: TBD

    LOCATION: August - State-wide kick-off; remaining - TBD

    COST: $250 - scholarships available

    This program offers continued support for early career teachers.

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

    Emerging II is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System (MTDS) [mo-mtds.net] and is open to any teacher who has completed a Beginning Teacher Assistance Program in Missouri.

    This professional development opportunity provides--
    >access to experts - State Kick-off event with Mike Rutherford;
    >access to on-demand learning, including Mike Rutherford's MTDS series;
    >consultant support;
    >networking with other teachers; and
    >competency-based programming.

    Emerging II emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies:
    Differentiates to Meet Unique Student Needs
    Designs lesson variations to (a) content; (b) process; (c) product; and/or (d) environment based on analysis of student needs.

    Plans Student Progress Monitoring
    Plans formal and informal assessment strategies and documentation structures to check and record understanding of lesson targets during instruction.

    Works in a Community of Practice
    Participates in a community of practice to share evidence of effectiveness and progress towards curricular goals, to plan curricular revisions, and to discuss meeting student needs.

    80. Paraprofessionals Implementing Effective Practices

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: PK-12 Para-Professionals

    Dates: 8/5/2021

    This training session is designed for paraprofessionals and will address key factors and information needed to be successful in working with students. Participants will learn several strategies and activities to use with students in a tutorial or instructional setting. Time will also be spent on understanding behavior and different disability categories. This hands-on, interactive workshop will provide participants with many good ideas to use with students. Engagement activities will focus on roles/ responsibilities of paraprofessionals, collaboration techniques in working with parents and teachers, as well as taking care of personal stress in dealing with the hardest to learn students.

    This training will also be offered on August 9.

    81. Writing Feedback and Assessment

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. Virtual (Virtual, MO)

    Audience: K-12 Educators, Administrators

    Dates: 8/5/2021

    New Domain Session
    Are you teaching writing but unsure when it comes to grading or helping students improve? Explore and practice the scoring of writing samples to inform instruction, provide feedback, and assist students in goal setting. Participants will leave with an understanding of strong and weak work in writing.

    During this session, participants will:
    * Recognize strong and weak writing
    * Identify effective feedback strategies
    * Establish a goal setting protocol for students

    Four hour virtual micro-learning session (9-11, 1-3)
    Optional 1 hour graduate credit available if you take an additional micro-learning training and complete additional course work for both.

    82. LETRS for Early Childhood

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

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

    Dates: 8/6/2021 to 12/3/2021

    New
    Early Childhood includes 4 on-line units with 3 face-to-face trainings. All components are required and participants must attend all three face-to-face trainings. The district will purchase materials from Voyager Sopris prior to the first face-to-face session. Units include: Early Literacy Foundations; Oral Language Connections; Phonological "Ph"oundations; Print Knowledge ABC to XYZ. LETRS for the Early Child gives teachers the knowledge of language and literacy development which is key in planning and providing high-quality literacy interaction with young children. Bridge to Practice activities that ensure they can transfer what they learn in LETRS to the classroom.

    83. Beginning Teacher Assistance MENTORS

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

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

    Dates: 8/9/2021 to 2/16/2022


    For Mentors of Beginning Teachers in the BTAP program only


    The sessions will include a one-day mentor-only training in early August. Additionally, mentors will attend 2 other one-day sessions with their BTAP mentee. Goals of the sessions will include coaching & mentoring the new teacher on the topics of managing a classroom, building community, instructional design, and reflecting on practice.

    Please contact Kat Nicolaus at nicolausk@umkc.edu with any questions.

    All sessions are held at the KCRPDC, Kansas City Union Station, Suite 401

    To register a teacher for BTAP, go to: https://www.mylearningplan.com/DistrictAdmin.Manage.asp?M=A&F=R&R=V&I=3738169

    COST: Cost is included in the registration of the beginning teacher.

    Please register by August 4, 2021

    84. Paraprofessionals Implementing Effective Practices

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: PK-12 Para-Professionals

    Dates: 8/9/2021

    This training session is designed for paraprofessionals and will address key factors and information needed to be successful in working with students. Participants will learn several strategies and activities to use with students in a tutorial or instructional setting. Time will also be spent on understanding behavior and different disability categories. This hands-on, interactive workshop will provide participants with many good ideas to use with students. Engagement activities will focus on roles/ responsibilities of paraprofessionals, collaboration techniques in working with parents and teachers, as well as taking care of personal stress in dealing with the hardest to learn students.

    This training will also be offered on August 5.

    85. Increasing Instructional Intensity for Acceleration in Learning: Co-Teaching

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

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

    Dates: 8/10/2021 to 8/11/2021

    Participants must attend together as a Co-Teaching team

    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.

    86. Classroom Based Language Interventions: Guidance for Teachers and Speech Language Pathologists

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 8/10/2021

    Prior to referring a student for a formal evaluation, teachers are expected to identify possible language weaknesses in the classroom, provide appropriate interventions, and document their intervention efforts. Recognizing whether behaviors of concern are indicative of a potential language impairment can be challenging, and finding resources and guidance to support effective interventions, overwhelming.

    This presentation will explain how language can impact students' classroom behavior and performance, and provide resources and strategies to guide the intervention team through the pre-referral process.

    While this discussion is geared toward the needs of elementary teachers and SLPs, the information will be relevant to all educators who work with at-risk students.

    87. LETRS, Cohort I, Launch (Southeast RPDC Location)

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 8/11/2021

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

    Training dates for this cohort group are 8/11/21 for a half-day launch, then full days trainings on 10/13/21, 12/13/21, 2/16/22, and 4/13/22. Each full day will address each of the four LETRS Units respectively. There will be one charge for the series, but you MUST register for ALL five dates separately.

    88. MTDS Developing Level II: Teacher Academy Graduates 2021-2022

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Dates: 8/11/2021 to 4/27/2022

    Teacher Academy Graduates is intended for teacher who have completed the Teacher Academy program and want to continue to build on that experience. This year-long cohort experience is designed to further develop the teacher's deep pedagogical practices, and to build and practice the leadership skills that are part of being a true master teacher. Grads complete an action research project over the course of the year.

    While an application is not necessary, completion of the Missouri Teacher Academy program is a prerequisite. A commitment form, signed by the building principal, is required and can be requested from Kat Nicolaus nicolausk@umkc.edu . Feel free to also contact Kat if you have any questions.

    Participation requires 1 morning in early August, 4 release days spread across the school year for regional meetings, a one day fall statewide kickoff session held in September. Statewide meetings are usually held at Lake of the Ozarks. State meetings are facilitated by John Antonetti, noted researcher and author. All participants receive a complimentary copy of his book, "Powerful Task Design.”

    Tuition, transportation, food and substitutes will be the responsibility of the school or individual.
    Scholarships for all or a portion of the tuition are available until they run out, so apply early.

    Cost: Non-Members$199 pp or RPDC Members $299 pp

    Please register by July 31, 2021.

    89. LETRS Volume I

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

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

    Dates: 8/12/2021 to 3/7/2022

    New
    Volume I includes 4 on-line units with a face-to-face training for each unit. All components are required and participants must attend all four face-to-face trainings. The district will purchase materials from Voyager Sopris prior to the first face-to-face session. Units include: The Challenge of Learning to Read; The Speech Sounds of English; Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling; and Advanced Decoding, Spelling and Word Recognition. LETRS gives teachers the skills they need to master how to teach the five essential components of literacy, plus writing, spelling, and oral language. Teachers also learn: How to implement instructional routines and activities Approaches to differentiate instruction to meet the literacy needs of all students Bridge to Practice activities that ensure they can transfer what they learn in LETRS to the classroom

    90. LETRS for Early Childhood Educators, Session 2

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 8/12/2021

    This three-day series is designed to deepen your understanding of the what, why, and how of early literacy and language development, including assessment and instruction strategies. LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) provides the "science of reading” application of research into the classroom no matter the curriculum or program used. The blended learning format of this series includes three days of face-to-face training and self-paced online tutorials/videos of effective early childhood classroom instruction.

    SPECIAL NOTES: Participants must purchase LETRS Early Childhood Educator manual and online course from Lexia Learning (1-800-547-6747, ext. 5136) for $199, prior to the first session. Cost for face-to-face training is $100 per day. Total cost for the blended format is $499. ($199 course materials + $300 Trainings = $499) Although RPDC billing occurs with registration of the first session, participants must still register for next two sessions for attendance verification. The three training dates are 7/13/21, 8/10/21, 10/26/21. For more information, please contact crodgers@semo.edu.

    91. MTDS Developing Level 1: Teacher Academy 2021-2022

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Dates: 8/12/2021 to 4/21/2022

    The Academy is a year-long cohort experience, providing an opportunity to network with teachers across our region and state. Work will focus on state approved competencies which include topics such as student engagement, instructional strategies, and reflection on practices - all aligned with the Missouri State Teacher Standards. Fellows will complete a personal project which involves action research.

    Participation requires 1 full day in early August and 6 days spread across the school year for regional meetings, a one day fall statewide kickoff session held in September, and a one-day winter statewide meeting held in January. Statewide meetings are usually held at Lake of the Ozarks. State meetings are facilitated by John Antonetti, noted researcher and author. All participants receive a complimentary copy of his book, "17,000 Classroom Visits Can't Be Wrong.”

    Tuition, transportation, food and substitutes will be the responsibility of the school or individual.
    Scholarships for all or a portion of the tuition are available until they run out, so apply early.

    The criteria for becoming a Teacher Academy Fellow include:

    •A current classroom teacher with at least three years of classroom experience

    •A teacher with demonstrated classroom effectiveness

    •A teacher with a commitment to sustained professional growth

    Teachers must complete the application process before registering for Teacher Academy. If you would like an application., please contact Kat Nicolaus at nicolaus@umkc.edu

    Teachers who have received notification that their application has been approved should register here.
    Cost: Non-Members $499 pp OR Members/Districts: $299 pp
    For further information see: tinyurl.com/KCTA2021
    You can find an application here: tinyurl.com/TAAPP22.
    Applications are requested by July 31, 2021.

    92. MTDS Mastering: Mentoring First Year Teachers

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Audience: Mentors; Master Teachers

    Dates: 8/12/2021 to 3/18/2022

    New
    This program offers learning and support for mentor teachers.

    Mastering: Mentoring is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System.

    This opportunity provides:

    • coaching, observation, and feedback training and support.
    • consultant support
    • regional networking with other mentor teachers
    • opportunities to apply newly acquired skills with beginning teachers
    • competency-based programming

    Mastering: Mentoring emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies

    • Professional: Communicates Professionally

      Develops and applies coaching conversation skills while mentoring aspiring/preparing/emerging teacher

    • Competencies Related to Coaching & Mentoring Teachers on:

      Building a Community: Accessing & Building Systemic Services and Supports

      Managing a Classroom: Manages Behavior, Creates & Manages a Learning Environment, Communicates Progress Toward Learning Goals

      Being a Professional: Supports School District Vision, Mission, & Goals

      Designing Instruction: Develops Research-Based Instruction

      Reflecting on Practice: Sets Growth Goals

    Mastering: Mentor First Year Teachers is offered free for teachers who are mentoring a teacher enrolled in: MTDS Emerging I(BTAP)

    93. MTDS Emerging I (BTAP)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Audience: Beginning Teachers; Teachers; Mentors

    Dates: 8/13/2021 to 4/22/2022

    New
    Beginning teachers are one of our greatest assets. Yet, 17% of teachers leave the career within the first five years (Gray et al., 2015). Effective professional development is a key factor of teacher retention (Podolsky et al., 2018).

    This program is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System Missouri Teacher Development System (mo-mtds.net).

    This opportunity provides:

    - networking with other new teachers and educational consultants

    - just-in-time learning (critical firsts)

    - awareness of the phases of a new teacher

    - relationship-building skills

    - on-demand learning, including videos by Mike Rutherford

    - a copy of Mike Rutherford's The Artisan Teacher

    Emerging I meets Missouri's BTAP certification requirements and emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies:

    -Builds Relationships & Culture: Creating *culturally responsive relationships built on trust and mutual *respect for all

    -Creates & Manages a Learning Environment: Implementing classroom layouts and organizational strategies to: (a) promote student interaction; (b) meet student needs and well-being; (c) minimize disruption; (d) allow teacher movement for monitoring student progress; (e) increase & manage student productivity; and (f) encourage self-directed student learning

    -Develops Research-Based Instruction Using *research-based *lesson planning models/practices to plan lessons that include: (a) lesson targets; (b) *activities, tasks, and/or experiences; (c) *research-based and/or *evidence-based strategies; and (d) methods for monitoring/communicating student progress towards meeting lesson target

    -Engages Students in Content Evaluating lessons to identify engaging qualities of work, higher level thinking, and high-yield instructional strategies

    Scholarships are Available

    94. SW-PBS Training Camp

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: PK-12 PBIS Team Members/Administrators

    Dates: 8/18/2021

    Buildings currently implementing PBIS (PK-12)

    Have the events of this past year brought to your attention the need to recalibrate your SW-PBS system? Fidelity of implementation and the relevance of your system's artifacts are crucial to its success. This one day camp is structured to guide SW-PBS buildings through "drills" that will lead to the evaluation of their Tier 1 system pieces, devise a game plan for success, all while receiving any needed coaching.

    During this session, participants will:
    * Evaluate components of a building's SW-PBS system and their effectiveness
    * Devise a plan to make improvements to a building's SW-PBS system

    Lunch included

    95. New to School-Wide Positive Behavior Support

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: PK-12 PBS New Team Members/Administrators

    Dates: 8/19/2021

    New staff and one PBIS team member from buildings who are implementing PBIS

    All buildings experience turnover at one level or another each year. If your building has created a School-wide Positive Behavior Support system and desires to maintain fidelity of implementation, it's important to train new staff and administrators in the system. New to SW-PBS is designed to meet this need. The session will include an introduction to SW-PBS and its system pieces, as well as an opportunity for a representative from your existing SW-PBS team to share specific artifacts from your building's system. Save time and ensure fidelity of implementation by sending your new staff to this session.

    During this session, participants will:
    * Gain a working knowledge of the essential components of SW-PBS and how they are being implemented in your specific building
    * Familiarize new staff with the specific artifacts being utilized in their SW-PBS building

    96. Setting Up a Trauma-Triage Positive Classroom

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

    Dates: 8/26/2021

    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. Participants will focus on setting up a positive classroom environment in the aftermath of COVID-19. We will discuss setting up clear classroom expectations and rules, creating procedures and routines, active supervision skills (and more) all through a trauma-informed lens! This training references the MO SW-PBS Classroom Effective Practices and is designed for classroom teachers. (3 hours)

    97. New to MAP-A

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

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

    Dates: 8/30/2021

    New
    This course is for those new to the administration of MAP-A or those who need to be familiar with the process. Participants will learn how the various levels of the MAP work together to create a dynamic test for each individual student, how to select appropriate Essential Elements based upon the blueprint and the grade level, and how to integrate Instructionally Relevant Testlets into the classroom instruction regularly. Additionally, participants will learn what equipment will be necessary for students to complete this assessment. Participants will also become familiar with the compliance components related to the MAP-A.

    98. Implementing a Restorative Justice Framework

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

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

    Dates: 8/31/2021

    This one-day training will cover the key principles and systems needed for implementation of a research-based Restorative Justice framework. Key foundation principles and interventions will be shared to help ensure that a caring community culture is built and supported. Participants will discuss the systems and components that are necessary to implement the practices of: Community Circles, Restorative Conversations, Restorative Circles and Restorative Conferences. Trainer Christie Lewis has completed a 16 module Certificate program which aligns with an MTSS framework and identifies tiered support appropriate for all students. Objectives: Explore basic problem-solving practices within the Restorative Justice framework. Objectives: Prepare participants to implement key foundation principles associated with Restorative Justice; and Explore basic problem-solving practices within the Restorative Justice framework.

    99. MTDS Developing I: Teacher Academy

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 9/1/2021 to 3/23/2022

    This program offers support for mid-career teachers. Developing I begins with a statewide kick-off event featuring John Antonetti, author of 17,000 Classroom Visits Can't Be Wrong! Developing I is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System (mo-mtds.net) and is open to any teacher who has: a)completed a Beginning Teacher Assistance Program in MO; b)completed at least 3 years of successful teaching; and c)a strong desire for professional improvement.

    This opportunity provides: access to experts (State Kick-off event with national expert John Antonetti); a copy John's book: 17,000 Classroom Visits Can't Be Wrong; access to on-demand learning modules to enrich teacher learning anywhere & anytime; consultant support; networking with other teachers; and competency-based programming.

    Developing I emphasizes these MTDS Competencies: Community Builder-Works in a Community of Practice (Shares innovative practices and revisions to instruction obtained from conducting action research and the use of emerging research within a community of practice); Reflective Learner-Engages in Ongoing Reflective Practice (Reflects on, in, and for practice, focusing on: (a)directing future instruction by reflecting; and (b)monitoring progress, evaluating results, and adjusting instruction based on the use of action research and student growth data); Instructional Designer-Uses Data to Make Decisions (Designs and adjusts lessons &/or learning goals in response to ongoing analysis of student needs based on multiple sources of data to meet individual learning needs and promote student progress); and Facilitator of Student Thinking & Learning-Engages Students in Content (Facilitates learning experiences that combine engaging qualities of work, higher level thinking, and high-yield instructional strategies to engage students intellectually, academically, &/or emotionally in content and in advancing their own learning.

    Teachers must complete the APPLICATION process before registering.

    100. MLDS: Missouri Leadership Academy 21-22

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: School Leaders with at least three full years of administrator experience.

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

    The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is a continuum of learning and supports provided to school leaders from aspiring to retiring. In addition to content available for aspiring school leaders, five levels of support comprise MLDS: New Leaders Year I, New Leaders Year II, Sustaining Leadership Year III, Sustaining Leadership IV and Transformational Leadership V.

    Missouri Leadership Academy:
    Leadership Academy is part of the Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS), which develops effective school leaders who: Engage with school and community, serve as catalysts for meaningful and productive change, recognize and develop excellent instruction, and create and sustain a culture of continuous learning. Leadership Academy is comprised of school leaders across the state of Missouri and aims to promote the success of each student by building leadership capacity in the following domains: Relational, Instructional, Visionary, Innovative and Managerial. Leadership Academy offers four regional meetings, a three-day outdoor learning experience and statewide meetings. Statewide meetings will be held in mid-Missouri and Potosi areas, and regional meetings will be conducted in cohorts in your area.

    101. Special Education Compliance Bootcamp

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

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

    Dates: 9/2/2021

    This session will focus on the areas of most common noncompliance including, but not limited to: discipline, IEP development and evaluations/reevaluations. It will provide hands-on-training using the model forms, the Standards and Indicators Manual and the State Plan for Special Education.