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1. LETRS Vol. 2: Language Comprehension Cohort 41

Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

Dates: 5/31/2023 to 8/8/2023

LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) units address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. Skilled reading comprehension includes two domains, Word Recognition (Vol. 1 Units 1-4) and Language Comprehension (Vol.2 Units 5-8).

This Vol. 2 professional learning series focuses specifically on oral language and vocabulary, understanding reading comprehension, text-driven comprehension instruction, and the reading-writing connection.

Completion of LETRS Vol. 1 (Units 1-4) is a prerequisite to Vol. 2.

The 'blended learning' format of Vol. 2 series includes four face-to-face training dates and an online course license (through Lexia Learning) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction.

Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their manuals from DESE. If you are not a MO RLE recipient, contact janaloge@missouristate.edu for ordering your manual. DO NOT purchase your own materials! Registration for four F2F dates includes parking and hot breakfast for $300 (This is waived for MO RLE recipients.). Lunch is on your own.

NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award (for our records only).

For any additional questions, contact janaloge@missouristate.edu

2. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition: (Invite Only: Norwood/Invited Participants) Cohort 64

Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

Location: To Be Announced (To Be Announced, MO)

Dates: 8/14/2023 to 4/1/2024

Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides educators 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 learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction.

SPECIAL NOTES: Participants must attend a 90-minute virtual launch in August (dates/times will be sent via email).

(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 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 $300, including parking and breakfast. This is waived for MO RLE recipients.

    (2) Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact janaloge@missouristate for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for $399.

    (3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials!

    NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award.
    For any additional questions, contact melindaodom@missouristate.edu
  • 3. LETRS Vol 1: Word Recognition (Invite Only: Bolivar Cohort 61)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Bolivar, Missouri (Bolivar, MO) [map]

    Dates: 8/14/2023 to 4/1/2024

    Closed
    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides educators 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 learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. SPECIAL NOTES: Participants must attend a 90-minute virtual launch in August (dates/times will be sent via email). (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 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 $300, including parking and breakfast. This is waived for MO RLE recipients. (2) Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact janaloge@missouristate for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for $399. NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award. For any additional questions, contact janaloge@missouristate.edu

    4. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition (Invite Only: Forsyth/Taneyville Cohort 36)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Forsyth High School Cafeteria (Forsyth, MO) [map]

    Dates: 8/15/2023 to 4/8/2024

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides educators 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 learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction.

    SPECIAL NOTES: Participants must attend a 90-minute virtual launch in August (dates/times will be sent via email).

    (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 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 $300, including parking and breakfast. This is waived for MO RLE recipients.

    (2) Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact janaloge@missouristate for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for $399.

    (3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials!

    NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award.
    For any additional questions, contact melindaodom@missouristate.edu
  • 5. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition Cohort 24

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 8/28/2023 to 3/11/2024

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides educators 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 learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction.

    SPECIAL NOTES: Participants must attend a 90-minute virtual launch in August (dates/times will be sent via email).

    (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 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 $300, including parking and breakfast. This is waived for MO RLE recipients.

    (2) Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact janaloge@missouristate for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for $399.

    (3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials!

    NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award.
    For any additional questions, contact melindaodom@missouristate.edu
  • 6. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition Cohort 45

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 8/30/2023 to 2/16/2024

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides educators 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 learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction.

    SPECIAL NOTES: Participants must attend a 90-minute virtual launch in August (dates/times will be sent via email).

    (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 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 $300, including parking and breakfast. This is waived for MO RLE recipients.

    (2) Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact janaloge@missouristate for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for $399.

    (3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials!

    NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award.
    For any additional questions, contact janaloge@missouristate.edu
  • 7. Makeup 1st day - BTAP

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (Springfield, MO)

    Audience: First / Second year teachers that were unable to attend the first session

    Dates: 9/8/2023

    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

    MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) meets Missouri's BTAP certification requirements.

    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

    8. MTDS Grow Your Own (GYO) Network (Southwest)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Dates: 9/8/2023 to 2/1/2024

    MTDS Grow Your Own (GYO) Network

    Missouri students need great teachers. Your role as a builder of the next generation of educators is SO important! Together we can help build the future of Missouri teachers.

    Regional Grow Your Own networks are designed:

    -to connect district GYO program designers/facilitators through active collaborative groups.

    -to promote resource/information sharing among colleagues.

    -to create opportunities that inspire students to become great educators.

    -using the Aspiring Level state competencies as a focus.

    Join us if you are a designer/facilitator of a GYO club/chapter or class who wants to:

    -connect with other leaders who work with the next generation of educators.

    -hear relevant guest speakers.

    -learn about resources and opportunities that support your program.

    -share the fantastic happenings of your group of future teachers.

    Regional networking sessions support the implementation and growth of GYO teacher recruitment programs in all Missouri school districts and charter schools. The state MTDS GYO Coordinator, Sandy Humbyrd, a former Ed Pathways Dual Credit Class Teacher & Ed Club Sponsor, who completed doctoral work on Missouri's GYO programs, will be facilitating network gatherings.

    9. LETRS Vol. 2: Language Comprehension Cohort 22

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Alumni Center, 300 S Jefferson, Springfield (Springfield, MO) [map]

    Dates: 9/11/2023 to 2/26/2024

    LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) units address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. Skilled reading comprehension includes two domains, Word Recognition (Vol. 1 Units 1-4) and Language Comprehension (Vol.2 Units 5-8). This Vol. 2 professional learning series focuses specifically on oral language and vocabulary, understanding reading comprehension, text-driven comprehension instruction, and the reading-writing connection. Completion of LETRS Vol. 1 (Units 1-4) is a prerequisite to Vol. 2. The 'blended learning' format of Vol. 2 series includes four face-to-face training dates and an online course license (through Lexia Learning) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their manuals from DESE. If you are not a MO RLE recipient, contact janaloge@missouristate.edu for ordering your manual. DO NOT purchase your own materials! Registration for four F2F dates includes parking and hot breakfast for $300 (This is waived for MO RLE recipients.). Lunch is on your own. NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award (for our records only). For any additional questions, contact melindaodom@missouristate.edu

    10. LETRS Vol. 2: Language Comprehension (Cohort 33)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 9/12/2023 to 2/13/2024

    Closed
    LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) units address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. Skilled reading comprehension includes two domains, Word Recognition (Vol. 1 Units 1-4) and Language Comprehension (Vol.2 Units 5-8). This Vol. 2 professional learning series focuses specifically on oral language and vocabulary, understanding reading comprehension, text-driven comprehension instruction, and the reading-writing connection. Completion of LETRS Vol. 1 (Units 1-4) is a prerequisite to Vol. 2. The 'blended learning' format of Vol. 2 series includes four face-to-face training dates and an online course license (through Lexia Learning) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their manuals from DESE. If you are not a MO RLE recipient, contact janaloge@missouristate.edu for ordering your manual. DO NOT purchase your own materials! Registration for four F2F dates includes parking and hot breakfast for $300 (This is waived for MO RLE recipients.). Lunch is on your own. NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award (for our records only). For any additional questions, contact melindaodom@missouristate.edu

    11. LETRS Vol. 2: Language Comprehension (Invite Only: Conway Cohort 38)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Conway Elementary / Ezard (Conway, MO) [map]

    Dates: 9/15/2023 to 4/12/2024

    LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) units address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. Skilled reading comprehension includes two domains, Word Recognition (Vol. 1 Units 1-4) and Language Comprehension (Vol.2 Units 5-8).

    This Vol. 2 professional learning series focuses specifically on oral language and vocabulary, understanding reading comprehension, text-driven comprehension instruction, and the reading-writing connection.

    Completion of LETRS Vol. 1 (Units 1-4) is a prerequisite to Vol. 2.

    The 'blended learning' format of Vol. 2 series includes four face-to-face training dates and an online course license (through Lexia Learning) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction.

    Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their manuals from DESE. If you are not a MO RLE recipient, contact janaloge@missouristate.edu for ordering your manual. DO NOT purchase your own materials! Registration for four F2F dates for $300 (This is waived for MO RLE recipients.)

    NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award (for our records only).

    For any additional questions, contact melindaodom@missouristate.edu

    12. LETRS Vol. 2: Language Comprehension (Cohort 34)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 9/18/2023 to 1/22/2024

    LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) units address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. Skilled reading comprehension includes two domains, Word Recognition (Vol. 1 Units 1-4) and Language Comprehension (Vol.2 Units 5-8). This Vol. 2 professional learning series focuses specifically on oral language and vocabulary, understanding reading comprehension, text-driven comprehension instruction, and the reading-writing connection. Completion of LETRS Vol. 1 (Units 1-4) is a prerequisite to Vol. 2. The 'blended learning' format of Vol. 2 series includes four face-to-face training dates and an online course license (through Lexia Learning) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their manuals from DESE. If you are not a MO RLE recipient, contact janaloge@missouristate.edu for ordering your manual. DO NOT purchase your own materials! Registration for four F2F dates includes parking and hot breakfast for $300 (This is waived for MO RLE recipients.). Lunch is on your own. NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award (for our records only). For any additional questions, contact melindaodom@missouristate.edu

    13. LETRS Vol. 2: Language Comprehension (Cohort 35)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 9/19/2023 to 1/23/2024

    LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) units address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. Skilled reading comprehension includes two domains, Word Recognition (Vol. 1 Units 1-4) and Language Comprehension (Vol.2 Units 5-8). This Vol. 2 professional learning series focuses specifically on oral language and vocabulary, understanding reading comprehension, text-driven comprehension instruction, and the reading-writing connection. Completion of LETRS Vol. 1 (Units 1-4) is a prerequisite to Vol. 2. The 'blended learning' format of Vol. 2 series includes four face-to-face training dates and an online course license (through Lexia Learning) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their manuals from DESE. If you are not a MO RLE recipient, contact janaloge@missouristate.edu for ordering your manual. DO NOT purchase your own materials! Registration for four F2F dates includes parking and hot breakfast for $300 (This is waived for MO RLE recipients.). Lunch is on your own. NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award (for our records only). For any additional questions, contact melindaodom@missouristate.edu

    14. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition: (Invite Only: Pleasant Hope/ Invited Participants (Cohort 37)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: TBD (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 9/25/2023 to 1/29/2024

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides educators 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 learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction.

    SPECIAL NOTES: Participants must attend a 90-minute virtual launch in August (dates/times will be sent via email).

    (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 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 $300, including parking and breakfast. This is waived for MO RLE recipients.

    (2) Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact janaloge@missouristate for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for $399.

    (3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials!

    NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award.
    For any additional questions, contact melindaodom@missouristate.edu
  • 15. LETRS Volume 2 Cohort 3- Kansas City Public Schools ONLY

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: 3-Kansas City MO-TBD (Kansas City, MO)

    Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

    Dates: 9/26/2023 to 4/1/2024

    LETRS® (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 to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to- face trainings.

    16. LETRS Volume 2 Cohort 4- Kansas City Public Schools ONLY

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: 3 Kansas City MO-TBD (Kansas City, MO)

    Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

    Dates: 9/26/2023 to 4/1/2024

    LETRS® (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 to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to- face trainings.

    17. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition Cohort 25

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 9/29/2023 to 2/28/2024

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides educators 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 learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction.

    SPECIAL NOTES: Participants must attend a 90-minute virtual launch in August (dates/times will be sent via email).

    (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 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 $300, including parking and breakfast. This is waived for MO RLE recipients.

    (2) Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact janaloge@missouristate for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for $399.

    (3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials!

    NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award.
    For any additional questions, contact melindaodom@missouristate.edu
  • 18. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition Cohort 28

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 10/2/2023 to 3/5/2024

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides educators 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 learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction.

    SPECIAL NOTES: Participants must attend a 90-minute virtual launch in August (dates/times will be sent via email).

    (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 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 $300, including parking and breakfast. This is waived for MO RLE recipients.

    (2) Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact janaloge@missouristate for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for $399.

    (3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials!

    NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award.
    For any additional questions, contact janaloge@missouristate.edu
  • 19. LETRS Vol. 2: Language Comprehension (Cohort 39a)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 10/3/2023 to 2/6/2024

    LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) units address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. Skilled reading comprehension includes two domains, Word Recognition (Units 1-4) and Language Comprehension (Units 5-8).

    This professional learning series focuses specifically on oral language and vocabulary, understanding reading comprehension, text-driven comprehension instruction, and the reading-writing connection.

    Completion of LETRS Vol. 1 (Units 1-4) is a prerequisite to Vol. 2.

    The 'blended learning' format of Vol. 2 series includes four face-to-face training dates and an online course license (through Lexia Learning) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction.

    Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials!

    NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award.

    Registration for four F2F dates includes parking and breakfast for $300. Lunch on your own.

    Face to Face meetings: 10/3, 11/14, 12/19, 2/6

    For any additional questions, contact Melinda Odom

    20. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition (Invite only - Willard Cohort #66)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 10/5/2023 to 5/14/2024

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides educators 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 learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. SPECIAL NOTES: Participants must attend a 90-minute virtual launch in August (dates/times will be sent via email). (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 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. NOTE: If prompted, please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award (for our records only). This is an onsite training in Willard. For any additional questions, contact janaloge@missouristate.edu

    21. Behavior Interventionist Specialist Networking

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: Behavior Interventionist, Behavior Support Staff, Recovery Room, Administrators, teachers and Support Staff.

    Dates: 10/6/2023 to 2/21/2024

    New
    Join us for the KCRPDC's Behavior Interventionist Network. This will be a time to meet other staff around the region working with students with challenging behavior, including Recovery Room staff, Behavior Support personal; Social workers, counselors special education staff. These sessions will provide an opportunity for professional around the region to grow and expand their knowledge when working with students with challenging behavior. This opportunity will engage participants in discussions and the provide time to learn from others in the field how they are supporting students.

    Cost: $75.00 per person-Non-Member districts OR $60.00 per person for membership districts.

    22. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition Cohort 30 Mondays ONLY

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Alumni Center, 300 S Jefferson, Springfield (Springfield, MO) [map]

    Dates: 10/16/2023 to 3/18/2024

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides educators 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 learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction.

    SPECIAL NOTES: Participants must attend a 90-minute virtual launch in August (dates/times will be sent via email).

    (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 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 $300, including parking and breakfast. This is waived for MO RLE recipients.

    (2) Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact janaloge@missouristate for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for $399.

    (3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials!

    NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award.
    For any additional questions, contact janaloge@missouristate.edu
  • 23. LETRS Vol. 2: Language Comprehension (Cohort 39B)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 10/17/2023 to 2/6/2024

    LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) units address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. Skilled reading comprehension includes two domains, Word Recognition (Vol. 1 Units 1-4) and Language Comprehension (Vol.2 Units 5-8). This Vol. 2 professional learning series focuses specifically on oral language and vocabulary, understanding reading comprehension, text-driven comprehension instruction, and the reading-writing connection. Completion of LETRS Vol. 1 (Units 1-4) is a prerequisite to Vol. 2. The 'blended learning' format of Vol. 2 series include four face-to-face training dates and an online course license (through Lexia Learning) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their manuals from DESE. If you are not a MO RLE recipient, contact melindaodom@missouristate.edu to order your manual. DO NOT purchase your own materials! Registration for four F2F dates includes parking and a hot breakfast for $300 (This is waived for MO RLE recipients.). Lunch is on your own. NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for the Read-Lead-Exceed award (for our records only). For any additional questions, contact melindaodom@missouristate.edu

    24. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition Cohort 29

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 11/3/2023 to 3/6/2024

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides educators 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 learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction.

    SPECIAL NOTES: Participants must attend a 90-minute virtual launch in August (dates/times will be sent via email).

    (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 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 $300, including parking and breakfast. This is waived for MO RLE recipients.

    (2) Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact janaloge@missouristate for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for $399.

    (3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials!

    NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award.
    For any additional questions, contact melindaodom@missouristate.edu
  • 25. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition Cohort 65 (Marshfield Onsite - INVITE ONLY)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Online Learning (Online Learning, On)

    Dates: 11/13/2023 to 4/15/2024

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides educators 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 learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. SPECIAL NOTES: Participants must attend a 90-minute virtual launch in August (dates/times will be sent via email). (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 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 $300, including parking and breakfast. This is waived for MO RLE recipients. (2) Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact janaloge@missouristate for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for $399. (3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials! NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award. For any additional questions, contact janaloge@missouristate.edu

    26. LETRS Vol. 2: Language Comprehension Cohort 52 (Hurley Onsite)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Dates: 11/13/2023 to 4/22/2024

    LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) units address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. Skilled reading comprehension includes two domains, Word Recognition (Units 1-4) and Language Comprehension (Units 5-8). This professional learning series focuses specifically on oral language and vocabulary, understanding reading comprehension, text-driven comprehension instruction, and the reading-writing connection. Completion of LETRS Vol. 1 (Units 1-4) is a prerequisite to Vol. 2. The 'blended learning' format of Vol. 2 series include four face-to-face training dates and an online course license (through Lexia Learning) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. Registration for four F2F dates includes parking and a hot breakfast for $300. Lunch on your own. LETRS Vol. 2 manual and online course license will be ordered by ATLL and the district will be invoiced for these materials ($369 per person) and the four f2f trainings at cost recovery ($75 per session). NOTE: Districts may apply for REIMBURSEMENT for manual and online license upon completion of online course and attendance of all four f2f sessions by applying through SB 681. Face to Face meetings: 11/13/23, 12/11/23, 1/22/24, 3/11/24.

    27. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition Cohort 26

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 11/29/2023 to 4/2/2024

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides educators 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 learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction.

    SPECIAL NOTES: Participants must attend a 90-minute virtual launch in August (dates/times will be sent via email).

    (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 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 $300, including parking and breakfast. This is waived for MO RLE recipients.

    (2) Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact janaloge@missouristate for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for $399.

    (3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials!

    NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award.

    For any additional questions, contact melindaodom@missouristate.edu
  • 28. GYO (State Funded) Grant Support Session 1

    Program: DESE - Grants

    Dates: 11/29/2023

    DESE will be holding Learning and Sharing Opportunities for GYO (State Funded) Grantees. These sessions will allow districts to share (a) emerging issues in teacher recruitment; and (b) innovative practices and/or successful strategies for addressing these challenges. A Zoom link will be sent to the email associated with your frontline account on the morning of the event.
    In the Phase III Evaluation report, districts reported they would like to have more opportunities to meet and learn from other districts that are similar to them. DESE will be holding Learning and Sharing Opportunities for Teacher Retention Grantees. These bi-annual forums will allow districts to share (a) emerging issues in teacher recruitment and retention; and (b) innovative practices and/or successful strategies for addressing those challenges. A Zoom link will be sent to the email associated with your frontline account on the morning of the event.
    In the Phase III Evaluation report, districts reported they would like to have more opportunities to meet and learn from other districts that are similar to them. DESE will be holding Learning and Sharing Opportunities for Teacher Retention Grantees. These bi-annual forums will allow districts to share (a) emerging issues in teacher recruitment and retention; and (b) innovative practices and/or successful strategies for addressing those challenges. A Zoom link will be sent to the email associated with your frontline account on the morning of the event.

    31. GYO (State Funded) Grant Support Session 2

    Program: DESE - Grants

    Dates: 1/24/2024

    DESE will be holding Learning and Sharing Opportunities for GYO (State Funded) Grantees. These sessions will allow districts to share (a) emerging issues in teacher recruitment; and (b) innovative practices and/or successful strategies for addressing these challenges. A Zoom link will be sent to the email associated with your frontline account on the morning of the event.
    In the Phase III Evaluation report, districts reported they would like to have more opportunities to meet and learn from other districts that are similar to them. DESE will be holding Learning and Sharing Opportunities for Teacher Retention Grantees. These bi-annual forums will allow districts to share (a) emerging issues in teacher recruitment and retention; and (b) innovative practices and/or successful strategies for addressing those challenges. A Zoom link will be sent to the email associated with your frontline account on the morning of the event.

    33. Improving Comprehension with Questioning the Author Virtual Book study

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Virtual Meeting (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 2/1/2024 to 4/4/2024

    This is a virtual book study on Zoom. Meeting dates are: 2/1,2/15, 2/29, 3/7, 3/28, 4/4 at 5pm Isabel L Beck and Margaret G. McKeown share their new findings on Questioning the Author, the approach that galvanized the research field to look at comprehension instruction in a new way. The book includes how-to's on planning and orchestrating the Questioning the Author approach as well as a practical troubleshooting guide based on classroom transcripts of 25 common challenges to discussion.

    34. Shifting the Balance Gr. 3-5 Virtual Book study

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Virtual Meeting (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 2/6/2024 to 5/7/2024

    Virtual Book Study Meeting Dates: 2/6, 2/27, 3/5, 3/26, 4/2 4/23, 5/7 from 5-7pm. Shifting the Balance, introduces six more shifts across individual chapters that: Zoom in on a common (but not-as helpful-as-we-had-hoped) practice to reconsider Untangle a number of "misunderstandings” that have likely contributed to the use of the common practice Propose a more science-aligned shift to the current practice Provide solid scientific research to support the revised practice Offer a collection of high-leverage, easy-to-implement instructional routines to support the shift to more brain-friendly instruction The authors offer a refreshing approach that is respectful, accessible, and practical - grounded in an earnest commitment to building a bridge between research and classroom practice. As with the first Shifting the Balance, they aim to keep students at the forefront of reading instruction.

    35. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition Cohort 54 (Mtn. Grove Onsite - INVITE ONLY)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Mountain Grove Elementary School (Mountain Grove, MO) [map]

    Dates: 2/19/2024 to 4/29/2024

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides educators 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 learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction.

    SPECIAL NOTES: Participants must attend a 90-minute virtual launch in August (dates/times will be sent via email).

    (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 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 $300. This is waived for MO RLE recipients.

    (2) Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact janaloge@missouristate for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for $399.

    (3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials!

    NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award.
    For additional information, please contact Annette Tankersley at annettetankersley@missouristate.edu .
  • 36. Behavior Personnel Cohort- Gen Ed Supports

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Exceptional Pupil Cooperative (Bolivar, MO) [map]

    Dates: 2/23/2024 to 4/12/2024

    Administrators, do you have staff dedicated to supporting students with challenging behavior? Are you a teacher or para that supports students with challenging behavior? This series is designed to support you by sharing Evidence-Based Practices, PBIS Tier Il and Ill supports, and create a Professional Learning Network with others in Southwest Missouri!

    37. Behavior Personnel Cohort - Special Education

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Exceptional Pupil Cooperative (Bolivar, MO) [map]

    Dates: 2/23/2024 to 4/12/2024

    Administrators, do you have staff dedicated to supporting students with challenging behavior? This series is a year-long series designed to support special education teachers through sharing Evidence-Based Practices, components of functional behavioral assessments, evaluation of students with EBD, and creating a Professional Learning Network with others in Southwest Missouri!

    38. LETRS Vol. 2: Language Comprehension Cohort 23 (Ava Onsite - INVITE ONLY)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: TBD (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 3/11/2024 to 5/17/2024

    LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) units address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. Skilled reading comprehension includes two domains, Word Recognition (Vol. 1 Units 1-4) and Language Comprehension (Vol.2 Units 5-8). This Vol. 2 professional learning series focuses specifically on oral language and vocabulary, understanding reading comprehension, text-driven comprehension instruction, and the reading-writing connection. Completion of LETRS Vol. 1 (Units 1-4) is a prerequisite to Vol. 2. The 'blended learning' format of Vol. 2 series includes four face-to-face training dates and an online course license (through Lexia Learning) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their manuals from DESE. If you are not a MO RLE recipient, contact janaloge@missouristate.edu for ordering your manual. DO NOT purchase your own materials! Registration for four F2F dates includes parking and hot breakfast for $300 (This is waived for MO RLE recipients.). Lunch is on your own. NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award (for our records only). For any additional questions, contact annettetankersley@missouristate.edu

    39. Using Base Ten Blocks in Grades 1-3

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

    Audience: 1st Grade Teachers, 2nd Grade Teachers, 3rd Grade Teachers

    Dates: 4/5/2024

    This professional development opportunity is designed for 1st through 3rd grade teachers. Are you looking for fun ways to engage your students while deepening their mathematical understandings? Base ten blocks are an effective tool to deepen place value understanding and aid in instruction of addition and subtraction. Join us for some hands-on learning and discover ways to model and use base ten blocks with your students to create conceptual understanding with your students.

    In this PD, we will:
    **Dive deeper into the Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract (CPA) framework for understanding through the use of models and manipulatives
    **Provide ideas and materials for activities to take back to the classroom

    40. MELL Meet-Up April 2024

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 4/5/2024

    FOCUS on ELs and Special Ed support. Bring your lunch and connect with educators of English language learners. We will have a focus each meeting as well as time set aside to collaborate and talk with others who are doing what you do! Meet-Ups are held at Missouri State University in the Park Central Office Building. Parking code will be sent the day before the meeting.

    41. LETRS Volume 1: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling - Skyline School District (Urbana, MO) Staff ONLY - Cohort 6

    Program: RPDC - Central

    Audience: Skyline School District Staff ONLY - K-5 Teachers, Title, Special Education or Interventionists, Coaches, Administrators

    Dates: 4/8/2024 to 4/7/2025

    - Skyline School District (Urbana, MO) Staff ONLY


    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” to apply research to classroom applications no matter the curriculum or program used. Aligning instruction with the "science of reading” gives students the best chance of becoming successful readers. Regardless of any textbooks or instructional materials used, if the teacher does not have the knowledge of evidence-based practices and standards, students will not acquire what is needed to learn.

    Instruction is a mixture of face-to-face learning sessions through structured modules PLUS four units of online videos including examples of effective classroom instruction. Teachers are expected to apply the information, reflect, and record outcomes.

    Participants are expected to attend all the dates of this workshop.

    For DESE to purchase materials in time for this training, participants will need to be registered with DESE prior to July 3 using this link: LETRS® Training for K-5 Educators (2024-25) Participants will receive their manuals and online course access at the first session. Please bring a computer to the first session; phones will not work for the purpose of logging in to your LETRS account.

    42. GYO (State Funded) Grant Support Session 3

    Program: DESE - Grants

    Dates: 4/24/2024

    DESE will be holding Learning and Sharing Opportunities for GYO (State Funded) Grantees. These sessions will allow districts to share (a) emerging issues in teacher recruitment; and (b) innovative practices and/or successful strategies for addressing these challenges. A Zoom link will be sent to the email associated with your frontline account on the morning of the event.

    43. Registered Youth Apprenticeship 101 - Lebanon

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Lebanon: Robert W Plaster Center for Student Success (Lebanon, Mo) [map]

    Audience: Registered Youth Apprenticeship Coordinators; CTE Directors; Superintendents/Principal; H.S. Counselors

    Dates: 4/30/2024

    This training will enable any district to have the tools necessary to build its own Registered Youth Apprenticeship program, no matter the size of the community/district. During this workshop, you will learn the basics of how to implement and customize your own registered youth apprenticeship program. Let this workshop simplify the process of implementation for you! Must register by Monday, March 25th!

    44. LETRS Volume 2: Language Comprehension (Cohort Summer 81)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 5/1/2024 to 7/25/2024

    LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) units address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. Skilled reading comprehension includes two domains, Word Recognition (Units 1-4) and Language Comprehension (Units 5-8). This professional learning series focuses specifically on oral language and vocabulary, understanding reading comprehension, text-driven comprehension instruction, and the reading-writing connection. Completion of LETRS Vol. 1 (Units 1-4) is a prerequisite to Vol. 2. The 'blended learning' format of Vol. 2 series include four face-to-face training dates and an online course license (through Lexia Learning) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. Registration for four F2F dates includes parking and a hot breakfast for $300. Lunch on your own. This is waived for MO RLE recipients. (2) Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact melindaodom@missouristate for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for $399. (3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials! NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award. For any additional questions, contact melindaodom@missouristate.edu NOTE: Districts may apply for REIMBURSEMENT for manual and online license upon completion of online course and attendance of all four f2f sessions by applying through SB 681. Face to Face meetings: 5/1, 5/30, 6/27, 7.25

    45. Revisiting Reading Success Plans (Zoom Morning Session 1)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: 5. Virtual (Virtual, MO)

    Dates: 5/2/2024

    This virtual networking session will provide you the opportunity to reflect on current RSP data; affirm exiting criteria (K-3 and gr. 5+); and glean further clarification from DESE. Here is the zoom link for the morning session: https://lexialearning.zoom.us/j/93333642179?pwd=N2p2WnlwYStKTEowUVBSUTdXdEhWQT09

    46. Revisiting Reading Success Plans (Zoom Afternoon Session 2)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: 5. Virtual (Virtual, MO)

    Dates: 5/2/2024

    This virtual networking session will provide you the opportunity to reflect on current RSP data; affirm exiting criteria (K-3 and gr. 5+); and glean further clarification from DESE. Here is the zoom link for the afternoon session: https://lexialearning.zoom.us/j/94332774521?pwd=RmNoNnRnblI0SXZQRmZLcStTbzV6UT09

    47. MELL Meet-Up - May 2024

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 5/10/2024

    FOCUS on sharing and preparing. We will hear from colleagues about creative ways they served their students during the school year and take time to prepare for the future. Bring your lunch and connect with educators of English language learners. We will have a focus each meeting as well as time set aside to collaborate and talk with others who are doing what you do! Meet-Ups are held at Missouri State University in the Park Central Office Building. Parking code will be sent the day before the meeting.

    48. Immigrant families Home-School liaison Connect

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Virtual (any place, MO)

    Dates: 5/16/2024

    This is an opportunity for Home-School liaisons serving Immigrant and Refugee families to make connections and collaborate. Join us virtually to hear what other liaisons are doing and to problem-solve. I'm pleased to include Shawn Cockrum from International Institute of St. Louis (IISTL) and Rebekah Thomas from IISTL - SW Missouri branch. The Zoom link will be sent to participants before the event.

    49. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) - Volume I (Cohort 1)--Eminence (INVITATION ONLY)

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 Eminence School District (Eminence, MO)

    Audience: Elementary K-5 Teachers, Title Reading Teachers, Special Education Teachers or Interventionists, & Administrators

    Dates: 5/17/2024 to 3/31/2025

    Participants are expected to attend all dates in this workshop.
  • May 17, 2024 (Kick-Off Date--Time: 9:00-11:00)
  • August 15, 2024
  • October 18, 2024
  • February 7, 2025
  • March 31, 2025

    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 and 4 units of online videos including examples of effective classroom instruction. Teachers will be asked to apply the information on chosen students. Please sign up through the MO RLE Link before signing up here so DESE knows to order materials for you. Here is the DESE MO RLE Link (https://modese.wufoo.com/forms/mlqwtp50fkp7t6/): Register Here.

    Face-to-Face Sessions Include:
    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

    Presenter: Leanne Mowery-Halbrook (lmowery-halbrook@mst.edu)

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

  • 50. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) - Volume I (Cohort 7)--Waynesville (INVITATION ONLY)

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 Waynesville - Freedom Elementary (St. Robert, MO)

    Audience: Elementary K-5 Teachers, Title Reading Teachers, Special Education Teachers or Interventionists, & Administrators

    Dates: 5/21/2024 to 3/11/2025

    Participants are expected to attend all dates in this workshop.
  • May 21, 2024 (Kick-Off Date--Time: 8:00-10:00; Location: Parker Educational Center)
  • August 1, 2024 (Location: Freedom Elementary)
  • October 14, 2024 (Location: Freedom Elementary)
  • January 17, 2025 (Location: Freedom Elementary)
  • March 11, 2025 (Location: Freedom Elementary)

    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 and 4 units of online videos including examples of effective classroom instruction. Teachers will be asked to apply the information on chosen students. Please sign up through the MO RLE Link before signing up here so DESE knows to order materials for you. Here is the DESE MO RLE Link (https://modese.wufoo.com/forms/mlqwtp50fkp7t6/): Register Here

    Face-to-Face Sessions Include:
    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

    Presenters: Leanne Mowery-Halbrook -- Units 1 & 4 (lmowery-halbrook@mst.edu); Jennie Brakensiek -- Units 2 & 3 (jbrakensiek@mst.edu)

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

  • 51. LETRS Vol.2: Language Comprehension (Cohort 92)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 5/21/2024 to 8/7/2024

    LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) units address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. Skilled reading comprehension includes two domains, Word Recognition (Vol. 1 Units 1-4) and Language Comprehension (Vol.2 Units 5-8). This Vol. 2 professional learning series focuses specifically on oral language and vocabulary, understanding reading comprehension, text-driven comprehension instruction, and the reading-writing connection. Completion of LETRS Vol. 1 (Units 1-4) is a prerequisite to Vol. 2. The 'blended learning' format of Vol. 2 series includes four face-to-face training dates and an online course license (through Lexia Learning) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their manuals from DESE. If you are not a MO RLE recipient, contact janaloge@missouristate.edu for ordering your manual. DO NOT purchase your own materials! Registration for four F2F dates includes parking and hot breakfast for $300 (This is waived for MO RLE recipients.). Lunch is on your own. NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award (for our records only). For any additional questions, contact annettetankersley@missouristate.edu

    52. 24-25 LETRS Volume 1 Cohort 15 - Limited to Frontier School District

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: Frontier School of Innovation – Elementary (Kansas City, MO)

    Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

    Dates: 5/23/2024 to 3/24/2025

    By Invitation Only

    LETRS® (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 to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to- face trainings.

    53. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition Cohort #91 (CLOSED)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 5/28/2024 to 8/6/2024

    ClosedStarting Soon
    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides educators 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 learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. SPECIAL NOTE: A 'Launch' session will be held on the first meeting date.

    (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 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 $300, including parking and breakfast. This is waived for MO RLE recipients.
    (2) Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact janaloge@missouristate.edu for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for $399.
    (3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials!
    NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award.
    For any additional questions, contact annettetankersley@missouristate.edu

    54. Entrepreneurship 101-NEMO Pathways for Teacher Externship - In-Person

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Kirksville, MO (Kirksville, MO)

    Audience: 6-12 Grade Teachers, Counselors, Administrators

    Dates: 5/29/2024 to 5/30/2024

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    DATES: Wednesday-Thursday, May 29-30, 2024

    TIMES: 8:30am-3:00pm each day

    LOCATION: Missouri Rural Enterprise & Innovation Center/K-REDI - 315 S. Franklin St., Kirksville

    COST: Free - lunch included
    Stipend: $29/hour for non-contract hours with completion of full 15 hours [$435]

    This in-person professional development opportunity is for Grade 6-12 Teachers, Counselors, and Administrators. It is sponsored by the Northeast RPDC, K-REDI, and the Kirksville Area Technical Center.

    Educators cannot predict exactly what students will need to know after they graduate; however, teaching entrepreneurial skills can help students handle--and sometimes even welcome--the changes happening in technology, business, and society in general. These skills include problem-solving, teamwork, and empathy, as well as learning to accept failure as a part of the growth process.

    Externship participants will --
    >learn from professionals in the field of business development,
    >participate in group activities focused on developing a small business, and
    >tour several businesses and talk with the owners.

    This Externship is limited to 30 participants, so register soon!

    55. Teaching the Principles of Civics and Patriotism Workshop (Elementary Session)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Alumni Center, 300 S Jefferson, Springfield (Springfield, MO) [map]

    Dates: 5/30/2024

    Starting Soon
    This workshop will provide Missouri K-12 teachers with training on the new Civics and Patriotism framework that will be released by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) for the 2024-25 school year.

    During this three-hour workshop, participants will:

  • learn about the new framework.
  • interact with Missouri teachers who developed the lessons.
  • discover strategies to integrate content into existing curricula.
  • collaborate with fellow teachers.
  • receive a $150 stipend for attending.
  • be eligible for their district to receive $1000 to purchase resources that support Civics and Patriotism instruction.
  • Lesson Topics Include...

  • Character Traits of Famous Missourians
  • Ellis Island
  • Whiskey Rebellion
  • Electoral College
  • Trail of Tears
  • Miracle on Ice
  • Veterans Day
  • Patriot Day
  • Being an Active Citizen
  • Purpose of the Bill of Rights
  • Presidential Bravery
  • Twelve Tables
  • ...And More!


    All lessons will be available on the DESE website in Fall 2024

    56. Teaching the Principles of Civics and Patriotism Workshop (Secondary Session)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Alumni Center, 300 S Jefferson, Springfield (Springfield, MO) [map]

    Dates: 5/30/2024

    Starting Soon
    This workshop will provide Missouri K-12 teachers with training on the new Civics and Patriotism framework that will be released by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) for the 2024-25 school year.

    During this three-hour workshop, participants will:

  • learn about the new framework.
  • interact with Missouri teachers who developed the lessons.
  • discover strategies to integrate content into existing curricula.
  • collaborate with fellow teachers.
  • receive a $150 stipend for attending.
  • be eligible for their district to receive $1000 to purchase resources that support Civics and Patriotism instruction.
  • Lesson Topics Include...

  • Character Traits of Famous Missourians
  • Ellis Island
  • Whiskey Rebellion
  • Electoral College
  • Trail of Tears
  • Miracle on Ice
  • Veterans Day
  • Patriot Day
  • Being an Active Citizen
  • Purpose of the Bill of Rights
  • Presidential Bravery
  • Twelve Tables
  • ...And More!


    All lessons will be available on the DESE website in Fall 2024

    57. LETRS Volume 1: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling - Marshall and Glasgow Staff ONLY - Cohort 7

    Program: RPDC - Central

    Audience: Marshall and Glasgow School District Staff ONLY - K-5 Teachers, Title, Special Education or Interventionists, Coaches, Administrators

    Dates: 5/30/2024 to 3/17/2025

    NewStarting Soon
    - Marshall and Glasgow Staff ONLY


    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” to apply research to classroom applications no matter the curriculum or program used. Aligning instruction with the "science of reading” gives students the best chance of becoming successful readers. Regardless of any textbooks or instructional materials used, if the teacher does not have the knowledge of evidence-based practices and standards, students will not acquire what is needed to learn.

    Instruction is a mixture of face-to-face learning sessions through structured modules PLUS four units of online videos including examples of effective classroom instruction. Teachers are expected to apply the information, reflect, and record outcomes.

    Participants are expected to attend all the dates of this workshop.

    For DESE to purchase materials in time for this training, participants will need to be registered with DESE prior to July 3 using this link: LETRS® Training for K-5 Educators (2024-25) Participants will receive their manuals and online course access at the first session. Please bring a computer to the first session; phones will not work for the purpose of logging in to your LETRS account.

    58. 24-25 LETRS Volume 2 Cohort 16 -Limited to Ray-Pec School District-By Invitation Only

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: Stonegate Elementary School (Raymore, MO)

    Audience: Limited to Raymore Peculiar School District teachers preregistered through MO Read, Lead, Exceed

    Dates: 5/31/2024 to 5/5/2025

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    By invitation only - Participants must pre-register with DESE and Missouri Read, Lead, Exceed.


    NOTE: Participants only need to attend one date: May 31 OR June 28

    59. Learning Blade: STEM/CS/CTE Career Awareness Resources for Grade 5-9 Teachers ONLY - Heart of MO-RPDC

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

    Location: University of Missouri, Townsend Hall, 2nd Floor Reflector (Columbia, MO)

    Dates: 6/3/2024

    Join us for an enriching learning experience at our Regional Learning Blade Professional Development sessions across Missouri. In these sessions, you will learn how Learning Blade supports STEM, computer science, and CTE, and how our program can be implemented in a variety of classroom settings!

    What is Learning Blade?

    An online system that allows ANY teacher to provide Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), Computer Science (CS) and Career and Technical Education (CTE).

    Aligned to MO 5th-9th grade math, science, ELA, social studies, and technology standards.

    Builds skills, awareness and interest in STEM, CS, and CTE careers and technologies

    STEM-Hands-on projects: Interdisciplinary lessons Design: thinking exercices: 3D printing projects and models

    CS-20+ hours coding course: career exploration: Online and offline engagement of CS principles

    CTE-Exploration of 100+ careers with interactive lessons: Career videos

    In addition, these sessions will cover:

    Best practices for integrating interdisciplinary curriculum.

    How to implement support to educators and the whole school building.

    How to train other building instructors to work with Learning Blade.

    Teacher participants will receive a $150 stipend for attending.

    *In strategic partnership with eDynamic Learning. Fully funded by Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.*

    60. Social Emotional Learning for ALL-Overview

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Lead Teachers, Administrators, Special Education Directors, PDC, Leadership Teams

    Dates: 6/3/2024

    Social emotional Learning for All (SEL for ALL), is a customizable SEL for all curriculum that supports educators in systematically embedding into and interpersonal competencies into course content. These competencies are integral to in-school and postsecondary success. Participants will learn about their school's options to take a deeper dive into the skills for our students in 4 areas:
    Assertiveness
    Self-efficacy
    Self-regulation
    Conflict management

    61. Learning Blade: STEM/CS/CTE Career Awareness Resources

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Grades 5-9 Educators

    Dates: 6/4/2024

    Join us for an enriching learning experience at our Regional Learning Blade Professional Development sessions across Missouri. In these sessions, you will learn how Learning Blade supports STEM, computer science, and CTE, and how our program can be implemented in a variety of classroom settings!

    What is Learning Blade? An online system that allows ANY teacher to provide Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), Computer Science (CS) and Career and Technical Education (CTE)
    * Aligned to MO 5th-9th grade math, science, ELA, social studies, and technology standards
    * Builds skills, awareness, and interest in STEM, CS, and CTE careers and technologies

    STEM:
    * Hands-on projects Interdisciplinary lessons Design thinking exercises
    * 3D printing projects and models

    CS:
    * 20+ hours coding course CS career exploration
    * Online and offline engagement of CS principles

    CTE:
    * Exploration of 100+ careers with interactive lessons
    * Career videos

    In addition, these sessions will cover:
    * Best practices for integrating interdisciplinary curriculum.
    * How to implement support to educators and the whole school building.
    * How to train other building instructors to work with Learning Blade.

    Participants receive a $150 stipend.

    62. Federal Programs Technical Assistance Workshop for 2024-2025

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Federal Programs coordinators or District personnel responsible for Federal Programs Consolidated Application, compliance plans, tiered monitoring, and / or federal programs implementation.

    Dates: 6/4/2024

    EpeGs Consolidated Application Session - 9 am -noon

    Agenda content will include:
    * End of year requirements for finishing 2023-2024
    * General FedPro Update and review of program requirements for Title 1A, Title 2A, Title 4A, etc
    * Consolidated Application & Plans 2024-2025 including budget updates and revisions, updates for required plans and needs assessments, including coordination between budgets and plans
    * Navigating the Federal Programs ePeGs system including submittal for the 2024-2025 Consolidated Application as well as location of required plans for distribution to families for Fall 2024
    * Information and resources regarding Title programs, uses of funds, programmatic information for targeted assistance and schoolwide implementation
    * Cohort 2 Tiered Monitoring information and resources regarding Title programs monitoring requirements will be introduced. Extensive preparation for the Tiered Monitoring requirements will be covered at later trainings.
    * Other federal programs related topics as requested by attendees

    63. Teaching the Principles of Civics and Patriotism - ELEMENTARY TEACHERS ONLY

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Any/All Subjects; Professional Learning; Social Studies

    Dates: 6/4/2024

    Training on the new Civics and Patriotism framework that will be released by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) for the 2024-25 school year.

    During this three- hour workshop, participants will:

    Learn about the new framework.

    Interact with Missouri teachers who developed the lessons.

    Discover strategies to integrate content into existing curricula.

    Collaborate with fellow teachers.

    Receive a $150 stipend for attending. (The South Central RPDC registration cap and eligibility of stipend payment to teacher(s) and district payment will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis.)

    To accommodate the greatest number of educators possible, please register for only one session.

    Be eligible for their district to receive $1000 to purchase resources that support Civics and Patriotism instruction.(the first 25 LEA's registered)

    LESSON TOPICS INCLUDE...

    Character Traits of Famous Missourians; Ellis Island; Whiskey Rebellion; Electoral College; Trail of Tears; Miracle on Ice; Veterans Day; Patriot Day; Being an Active Citizen; Purpose of the Bill of Rights; Presidential Bravery; Twelve Tables....AND MORE!

    64. Teaching the Principles of Civics and Patriotism - MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS ONLY

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Any/All Subjects; Professional Learning; Social Studies

    Dates: 6/4/2024

    Training on the new Civics and Patriotism framework that will be released by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) for the 2024-25 school year.

    During this three- hour workshop, participants will:

    Learn about the new framework.

    Interact with Missouri teachers who developed the lessons.

    Discover strategies to integrate content into existing curricula.

    Collaborate with fellow teachers.

    Receive a $150 stipend for attending. (The South Central RPDC registration cap and eligibility of stipend payment to teacher(s) and district payment will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis.)

    To accommodate the greatest number of educators possible, please register for only one session.

    Be eligible for their district to receive $1000 to purchase resources that support Civics and Patriotism instruction.(the first 25 LEA's registered)

    LESSON TOPICS INCLUDE...

    Character Traits of Famous Missourians; Ellis Island; Whiskey Rebellion; Electoral College; Trail of Tears; Miracle on Ice; Veterans Day; Patriot Day; Being an Active Citizen; Purpose of the Bill of Rights; Presidential Bravery; Twelve Tables....AND MORE!

    65. Learning Blade: STEM/CS/CTE Career Awareness Resources - Agency for Teaching, Leading, and Learning

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 6/5/2024

    Join us for an enriching learning experience at our Regional Learning Blade Professional Development sessions across Missouri. In these sessions, you will learn how Learning Blade supports STEM, computer science, and CTE, and how our program can be implemented in a variety of classroom settings!

    What is Learning Blade?

    Learning Blade is an online system that allows ANY teacher to provide Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), Computer Science (CS) and Career and Technical Education (CTE)

  • Aligned to MO 5th-9th grade math, science, ELA, social studies, and technology standards.
  • Builds skills, awareness, and interest in STEM, CS, and CTE careers and technologies.
  • STEM:

  • Hands-on projects
  • Interdisciplinary lessons Design
  • Thinking exercise
  • 3D printing projects and models
  • CS:

  • 20+ hours coding course CS
  • Career Exploration
  • Online and offline engagement of CS principles
  • CTE:

  • Exploration of 100+ careers with interactive lessons
  • Career videos
  • This session will cover:

  • Best practices for integrating interdisciplinary curriculum.
  • How to implement support to educators and the whole school building.
  • How to train other building instructors to work with Learning Blade.
  • Participants will receive a $150 stipend for attending. (paid after the workshop)

    66. Hidden Treasures: Navigating DESE for Instructional Resources (Trenton)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. Trenton (Trenton, MO)

    Audience: K-12 Classroom, Title I and SPED Teachers, Administrators, Curriculum Directors

    Dates: 6/5/2024

    Ahoy Mateys! As a classroom teacher, do you struggle to find helpful resources to use in your instruction? Look no further than the DESE website! Use the DESE website as your map to explore a plethora of resources to fill your teacher treasure chest. Come explore the gems DESE has to make navigating the "seas of instruction" your bountiful prize. During this session participants will learn where to locate and use various resources such as, MOLEAP Blocks, item specifications, performance level descriptors, and literacy strategies.
    Participants will need to bring a laptop

    Lunch on your own

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

    This session is also offered on July 11

    67. Science of Reading Network for Administrators

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Administrators of teachers who are enrolled in LETRS

    Dates: 6/5/2024 to 3/4/2025

    This network will develop administrative understanding of how to support teachers aligning their practice and decision making with the Science of Reading (SOR). This session is for administrators who have teachers involved in LETRS or hoping to begin LETRS training and desire to be ‘lead learners' in the science of reading.

    Topics will include but not limited to:
    * Implementation of SOR
    * Putting LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) into practice
    * Growing individual teacher knowledge toward systemic understanding

    Because this is a series, please plan to attend all sessions. This will allow us to tailor content to the needs of the group.

    68. Teaching the Principles of Civics and Patriotism Workshop-ELEMENTARY TEACHERS ONLY

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

    Location: University of Missouri, Townsend Hall, 2nd Floor Reflector (Columbia, MO)

    Dates: 6/5/2024

    Training on the new Civics and Patriotism framework that will be released by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) for the 2024-25 school year.

    During this three- hour workshop, participants will:

    Learn about the new framework.

    Interact with Missouri teachers who developed the lessons.

    Discover strategies to integrate content into existing curricula.

    Collaborate with fellow teachers.

    Teacher participants will receive a $150 stipend for attending. (The Heart of MO-RPDC registration cap and eligibility of stipend payment to teacher (s) and district payment will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis).

    Be eligible for their district to receive $1000 to purchase resources that support Civics and Patriotism instruction.

    To accommodate the greatest number of educators possible, please register for only one session.

    LESSON TOPICS INCLUDE...

    Character Traits of Famous Missourians; Ellis Island; Whiskey Rebellion; Electoral College; Trail of Tears; Miracle on Ice; Veterans Day; Patriot Day; Being an Active Citizen; Purpose of the Bill of Rights; Presidential Bravery; Twelve Tables....AND MORE!

    69. Teaching the Principles of Civics and Patriotism Workshop-MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS ONLY

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

    Location: University of Missouri, Townsend Hall, 2nd Floor Reflector (Columbia, MO)

    Dates: 6/5/2024

    Training on the new Civics and Patriotism framework that will be released by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) for the 2024-25 school year.

    During this three- hour workshop, participants will:

    Learn about the new framework.

    Interact with Missouri teachers who developed the lessons.

    Discover strategies to integrate content into existing curricula.

    Collaborate with fellow teachers.

    Teacher participants receive a $150 stipend for attending.(The Heart of MO-RPDC registration cap and eligibility of stipend payment to teacher (s) and district payment will be determined on a first-come, first served basis).

    Be eligible for their district to receive $1000 to purchase resources that support Civics and Patriotism instruction.

    To accommodate the greatest number of educators possible, please register for only one session.?br>

    LESSON TOPICS INCLUDE...

    Character Traits of Famous Missourians; Ellis Island; Whiskey Rebellion; Electoral College; Trail of Tears; Miracle on Ice; Veterans Day; Patriot Day; Being an Active Citizen; Purpose of the Bill of Rights; Presidential Bravery; Twelve Tables....AND MORE!

    70. Science of Reading for Administrators

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: Principals, Instruction coaches, reading specialists, adminintrators, PD providers, curriculum and instruction

    Dates: 6/6/2024 to 6/7/2024

    This session is designed to support administrators/coaches that have teachers enrolled in the MO Read, Lead, Exceed LETRS Initative. Participants will be provided with an overview of the learning that is occurring during the LETRS trainings as well as ways to support implementation of the learning. An observation walkthrough tool will be shared.

    Cost: $50 per person for KC RPDC members OR $75 per person for non-members

    71. Math Fluency Boot Camp

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building Room 209 (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 6/6/2024 to 6/7/2024

    This 2 day workshop will cover the basics of math fluency and explore many activites to use in the classroom to help your students become more fluent mathematical thinkers. This is a k-12 workshop in order to provide show the vertical alignment that these fluency activities helps build. There will be appropriate activities for all grade levels!

    72. MLDS Year 1 Northwest (St Joseph)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5 Varies, St. Joseph (St. Joseph, MO)

    Audience: Year 1 Building Leaders and Mentors

    Dates: 6/6/2024 to 5/29/2025

    Welcome to MLDS NEW LEADERS YEAR 1 - St. Joseph Cohort! The Missouri Leadership Development System provides training and support to new principals and assistant principals through research-based learning experiences. NEW LEADERS YEAR 1 and their mentors will participate in five regional meetings that provide practical knowledge, skills, along with networking opportunities for building administrators. One of the meetings includes a coaching lab that provides hands-on, practical experiences for leaders to improve their skills in developing and growing teachers. The capstone to this year of learning includes registration to the NORTHWEST LEADERSHIP SUMMIT on May 29, 2025. The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is an important component to support the effort of all buildings.

    The NEW LEADERS YEAR 1 level is the initial phase of MLDS support and is designed for first year principals and assistant principals. Principals will be guided by an established mentor during this year of learning. Participation in both Year 1 and Year 2 completes DESE requirements for new administrator mentoring.

    Mentors are encouraged to register but will not be billed or charged for registration.

    73. Teaching the Principles of Civics and Patriotism Workshop for MS/HS Teachers

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: MS/HS Social Studies Teachers

    Dates: 6/6/2024

    Closed
    This workshop will provide Missouri K-12 teachers with training on the new Civics and Patriotism framework that will be released by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) for the 2024-25 school year.
    To accommodate the greatest number of educators possible, please register for only one session.

    During this three-hour workshop, participants will:
    * learn about the new framework
    * interact with Missouri teachers who developed the lessons
    * discover strategies to integrate content into existing curricula
    * collaborate with fellow teachers
    * receive a $150 stipend for attending
    * be eligible for their district to receive $1000 to purchase resources that support Civics and Patriotism instruction

    Lesson Topics Include...
    * Character Traits of Famous Missourians
    * Ellis Island
    * Whiskey Rebellion
    * Electoral College
    * Trail of Tears
    * Miracle on Ice
    * Veterans Day
    * Patriot Day
    * Being an Active Citizen
    * Purpose of the Bill of Rights
    * Presidential Bravery
    * Twelve Tables

    74. Teaching the Principles of Civics and Patriotism Workshop for Elementary Teachers

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Elementary Teachers

    Dates: 6/6/2024

    Closed
    This workshop will provide Missouri K-12 teachers with training on the new Civics and Patriotism framework that will be released by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) for the 2024-25 school year.
    To accommodate the greatest number of educators possible, please register for only one session.

    During this three-hour workshop, participants will:
    * learn about the new framework
    * interact with Missouri teachers who developed the lessons
    * discover strategies to integrate content into existing curricula
    * collaborate with fellow teachers
    * receive a $150 stipend for attending
    * be eligible for their district to receive $1000 to purchase resources that support Civics and Patriotism instruction

    Lesson Topics Include...
    * Character Traits of Famous Missourians
    * Ellis Island
    * Whiskey Rebellion
    * Electoral College
    * Trail of Tears
    * Miracle on Ice
    * Veterans Day
    * Patriot Day
    * Being an Active Citizen
    * Purpose of the Bill of Rights
    * Presidential Bravery
    * Twelve Tables

    75. Science of Reading: An Overview for Administrators

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

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

    Dates: 6/10/2024

    This 1-day session is designed to support administrators/coaches that have teachers enrolled in LETRS through the MO Read, Lead, Exceed Initiative. Participants will be provided with an overview of the learning that is occurring during the LETRS trainings as well as ways to support implementation of the learning. We will go through the continuum of how students learn to read starting with phonology and basic phonics instruction up through syllable types, morphology, and comprehension. Throughout the session we will discuss a walkthrough tool administrators can use while observing teachers to see how their instruction aligns with the Science of Reading. The session will run from 9:00 am-3:00 pm, with a one hour break for lunch on your own.

    76. What I Wish I Knew About MAP-A

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 6/10/2024

    New
    Educator Portal, Testing Information Page, Blueprints-Do these MAP-A terms swim about in your head? Join RPDC Special Ed. Improvement Consultants Tonya Grant and Berkley Rosenquist for a 1-hour virtual conference: What I Wish I Knew About MAP-A. Tonya and Berkley will demonstrate and discuss ways to optimize your instructional time with your MAP-A students using the Essential Elements and Blueprints. Attendees will also have the opportunity to see and hear tips for the Educator Portal and the DLM site, building their capacity with the platform.

    Zoom link will be sent to participants prior to the meeting date.

    77. What I Wish I Knew About MAP-A - Virtual

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Virtual (Internet, MO)

    Audience: Those who administer MAP-A

    Dates: 6/10/2024

    New
    DATE: Monday, June 10, 2024

    TIME: 11:30am-12:30pm

    LOCATION: Virtual by Zoom

    COST: Free

    Educator Portal---Testing Information Page---Blueprints
    Do these MAP-A terms swim about in your head?


    This one-hour workshop will demonstrate and discuss ways to optimize your instructional time with your MAP-A students using the Essential Elements and Blueprints. Participants will also have the opportunity to see and hear tips for the Educator Portal and the DLM site, building their capacity with the platform.

    78. Teaching the Principles of Civics and Patriotism Workshop - ELEMENTARY

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Audience: Elementary Teachers

    Dates: 6/11/2024

    Training on the new Civics and Patriotism framework that will be released by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) for the 2024-25 school year. Designed for teachers who will be teaching Patriotic and Civics Education during the 2024-25 school year.

    During this three- hour workshop, participants will:
    • learn about the new framework.
    • interact with Missouri teachers who developed the lessons.
    • Discover strategies to integrate content into existing curricula.
    • collaborate with fellow teachers.
    • receive a $150 stipend for attending.
    • be eligible for their district to receive $1000 to purchase resources that support Civics and Patriotism instruction.

    Lesson Topics Include:
    • Character Traits of Famous Missourians
    • Ellis Island
    • Whiskey Rebellion
    • Electoral College
    • Trail of Tears
    • Miracle on Ice
    • Veterans Day
    • Patriot Day
    • Being an Active Citizen
    • Purpose of the Bill of Rights
    • Presidential Bravery
    • Twelve Tables
    ...AND MORE!

    ALL LESSONS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE DESE WEBSITE IN FALL 2024

    79. Teaching the Principles of Civics and Patriotism Workshop - MIDDLE AND SECONDARY

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Audience: Middle and Secondary Teachers

    Dates: 6/11/2024

    Wait List
    Training on the new Civics and Patriotism framework that will be released by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) for the 2024-25 school year. Designed for teachers who will be teaching Patriotic and Civics Education during the 2024-25 school year.

    During this three- hour workshop, participants will:
    • learn about the new framework.
    • interact with Missouri teachers who developed the lessons.
    • Discover strategies to integrate content into existing curricula.
    • collaborate with fellow teachers.
    • receive a $150 stipend for attending.
    • be eligible for their district to receive $1000 to purchase resources that support Civics and Patriotism instruction.

    Lesson Topics Include:
    • Character Traits of Famous Missourians
    • Ellis Island
    • Whiskey Rebellion
    • Electoral College
    • Trail of Tears
    • Miracle on Ice
    • Veterans Day
    • Patriot Day
    • Being an Active Citizen
    • Purpose of the Bill of Rights
    • Presidential Bravery
    • Twelve Tables
    ...AND MORE!

    ALL LESSONS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE DESE WEBSITE IN FALL 2024

    80. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition (Cohort 100 Willard)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 6/11/2024 to 8/5/2024

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides educators 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 learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. SPECIAL NOTE: A 'Launch' session will be held on the first meeting date. (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 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 $300, including parking and breakfast. This is waived for MO RLE recipients. (2) Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact janaloge@missouristate.edu for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for approximately $420. (3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials! NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award.

    81. Learning Blade: STEM/CS/CTE Career Awareness Resources - South Central RPDC

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Any/All Subjects; Career Education; Career Planning; Professional Development

    Dates: 6/12/2024

    Join us for an enriching learning experience at our Regional Learning Blade Professional Development sessions across Missouri. In these sessions, you will learn how Learning Blade supports STEM, computer science, and CTE, and how our program can be implemented in a variety of classroom settings!

    What is Learning Blade?

    An online system that allows ANY teacher to provide Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), Computer Science (CS) and Career and Technical Education (CTE).

    Aligned to MO 5th-9th grade math, science, ELA, social studies, and technology standards.

    Builds skills, awareness and interest in STEM, CS, and CTE careers and technologies

    STEM-Hands-on projects: Interdisciplinary lessons Design: thinking exercices: 3D printing projects and models

    CS-20+ hours coding course: career exploration: Online and offline engagement of CS principles

    CTE-Exploration of 100+ careers with interactive lessons: Career videos

    In addition, these sessions will cover:

    Best practices for integrating interdisciplinary curriculum.

    How to implement support to educators and the whole school building.

    How to train other building instructors to work with Learning Blade.

    *In strategic partnership with eDynamic Learning. Fully funded by Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.*

    82. Responsibilities of the LEA Representative

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Audience: District Staff Serving as LEA Representative at Special Education Meetings

    Dates: 6/12/2024

    DATE: Wednesday, June 12, 2024

    TIME: 9:00am-12:00pm

    LOCATION: Truman State University TBA

    COST: Free

    The Local Education Agency (LEA) Representative holds an important position at Special Education meetings. This workshop will share what LEA Representatives need to know and do, including the legal requirements for serving as an LEA Representative and ensuring Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) through the development of appropriate Individual Education Programs (IEPs) for students with disabilities.

    This workshop will cover process leadership essentials, such as
    >meeting process suggestions,
    >aids and strategies that will help to increase overall team member participation,
    >meeting organization,
    >teamwork efficiency leading to improved IEP content and student outcomes,
    >increased legal compliance, and
    >better relationships with parents and their representatives
    .

    A brief overview of the Special Education process from Referral to Evaluation to Initial IEP will be provided for the awareness of the steps and forms involved within the process.

    83. Learning Blade: STEM / CS / CTE Career Awareness Resources - MO Regional PD

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Audience: Teachers in grades 5 - 9

    Dates: 6/13/2024

    Join us for an enriching learning experience at our Regional Learning Blade Professional Development sessions across Missouri. In these sessions, you will learn how Learning Blade supports STEM, computer science, and CTE, and how our program can be implemented in a variety of classroom settings!

    What is Learning Blade?
    An online system that allows ANY teacher to provide Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), Computer Science (CS) and Career and Technical Education (CTE)

    • Aligned to MO 5th-9th grade math, science, ELA, social studies, and technology standards

    • Builds skills, awareness, and interest in STEM, CS, and CTE careers and technologies

    STEM:

    • Hands-on projects Interdisciplinary lessons Design thinking exercises

    • 3D printing projects and models

    CS:

    • 20+ hours coding course CS career exploration

    • Online and offline engagement of CS principles

    CTE:

    • Exploration of 100+ careers with interactive lessons

    • Career videos

    In addition, these sessions will cover:

    • Best practices for integrating interdisciplinary curriculum.

    • How to implement support to educators and the whole school building.

    • How to train other building instructors to work with Learning Blade.

    Participants receive a $150 stipend.

    84. Clarity For Learning: Foundation of Competency Based Education

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers. Curriculum Directors, Administrators

    Dates: 6/13/2024

    Clarity in teaching and learning 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. This training will focus 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 have time to craft learning intentions and success criteria for their own curriculum.

    Lunch on your own.

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

    85. Teaching The Principles of Civics And Patriotism Workshop - K-5

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: K-5 teachers

    Dates: 6/13/2024

    During this three-hour workshop, participants will:
    -learn about the new framework.
    -interact with Missouri teachers who help develop the lessons.
    -discover strategies to integrate content into existing curricula.
    -collaborate with fellow teachers.
    -receive a $150 stipend for attending.
    -be eligible for their district to receive $1000 to purchase resources that support Civics and Patriotism instruction.

    To accommodate the greatest number of educators possible, please register for only one session to each of the Civics sessions?

    Cost: FREE

    86. Teaching The Principles of Civics And Patriotism Workshop - 6-12

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: 6-12 social studies teachers

    Dates: 6/13/2024

    During this three-hour workshop, participants will:
    -learn about the new framework.
    -interact with Missouri teachers who help develop the lessons.
    -discover strategies to integrate content into existing curricula.
    -collaborate with fellow teachers.
    -receive a $150 stipend for attending.
    -be eligible for their district to receive $1000 to purchase resources that support Civics and Patriotism instruction.

    To accommodate the greatest number of educators possible, please register for only one session to each of the Civics sessions.

    Cost: FREE

    87. LETRS Vol. 2: Language Comprehension (Cohort 66 Willard)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 6/13/2024 to 8/8/2024

    LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) units address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. Skilled reading comprehension includes two domains, Word Recognition (Vol. 1 Units 1-4) and Language Comprehension (Vol.2 Units 5-8). This Vol. 2 professional learning series focuses specifically on oral language and vocabulary, understanding reading comprehension, text-driven comprehension instruction, and the reading-writing connection. Completion of LETRS Vol. 1 (Units 1-4) is a prerequisite to Vol. 2. The 'blended learning' format of Vol. 2 series includes four face-to-face training dates and an online course license (through Lexia Learning) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. Lunch is on your own. NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award (for our records only). If you have any questions, please contact janaloge@missouristate.edu

    88. Building Thinking Classrooms Online Book Study - Math

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Dates: 6/17/2024 to 6/21/2024

    This is a QUICK book study! We will meet every morning for 1 week to cover 3 chapters each meeting. You need to provide your own book for this workshop. This is an easy to read, but very informational book! Building Thinking Classrooms by Peter Lilijedahl

    89. LETRS Volume 1: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling - Cohort 1 (Maryville)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. Maryville (Maryville, Mo)

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

    Dates: 6/17/2024 to 3/4/2025

    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.
    If you are a recipient of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed Scholarship, your materials and training will be provided for free.

    90. MLDS Year 1 Northwest (Trenton)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. Trenton (Trenton, MO)

    Audience: Year 1 Building Leaders and Mentors

    Dates: 6/17/2024 to 5/29/2025

    Welcome to MLDS NEW LEADERS YEAR 1 - Trenton Cohort! The Missouri Leadership Development System provides training and support to new principals and assistant principals through research-based learning experiences. NEW LEADERS YEAR 1 and their mentors will participate in five regional meetings that provide practical knowledge, skills, along with networking opportunities for building administrators. One of the meetings includes a coaching lab that provides hands-on, practical experiences for leaders to improve their skills in developing and growing teachers. The capstone to this year of learning includes registration to the NORTHWEST LEADERSHIP SUMMIT on May 29, 2025. The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is an important component to support the effort of all buildings.

    The NEW LEADERS YEAR 1 level is the initial phase of MLDS support and is designed for first year principals and assistant principals. Principals will be guided by an established mentor during this year of learning. Participation in both Year 1 and Year 2 completes DESE requirements for new administrator mentoring.

    Mentors are encouraged to register but will not be billed or charged for registration.

    91. EDTECH ACADEMY 2024: 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 Specialists, Instructional Coaches, etc.

    Dates: 6/18/2024

    Creating Meaningful Learning Experiences in 21st Century Schools and Classrooms!

    Learn - Connect - Grow - Lead - Innovate. Calling all educators! Join us for EdTech Academy @ Southeast on June 18, 2024! This is a next generation teaching and learning conference for PK-20 educators. Discover ways to implement effective teaching and learning practices in an ever-evolving educational landscape. Gain 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 in 21st century schools and classrooms-experiences that provide students opportunities for critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity. Explore with other educators ways to transform teaching and learning in your classroom, and discover how together we can lead next-gen learning.

    You don't want to miss this distinct learning opportunity with inspiring and dynamic educational leaders! Kicking off the event as Keynote Speaker, will be none other than MR. WESTON KIESCHNICK! He will inspire us to go forth, be bold, and educate for the future!

    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, student engagement, or other educational topics. Submit a proposal here.

    Visit the event site for more info.

    Lunch will be provided, and there will be prizes at the end of the day!

    Please bring a device for hands-on, interactive learning.

    92. Cracking the Code to Critical Thinking

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers, Title I, and Special Education

    Dates: 6/18/2024 to 6/19/2024

    As with every code, there is a specific combination that will result in success. Cracking the code of critical thinking is no different. This class is designed to equip educators with the knowledge that will lead to the implementation of instructional techniques and strategies to promote critical thinking in students. Areas addressed are:
    * the understanding of the characteristics of critical thinking
    * creating an environment that is optimal for learning
    * questioning techniques before, during, and after instruction that allow students to think critically
    * strategies for manipulation of content that will allow students to make their thinking visible


    Lunch on your own.

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

    93. Educational Benefit Review (EBR) Teams

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Special Education and General Education Staff and Administrators

    Dates: 6/18/2024

    Closed
    This event is designed for district teams of 3-4 members. It will be a systematic approach to identifying important recommendations for improvement at both the individual student and district level. Each team will bring their own IEP set for one student in their district that includes the evaluation report and 3 consecutive IEPs. Teams will chart the student's evaluation report and IEP information and analyze the relationship between IEP components to identify Golden Thread relationships within the evaluation report and IEP sets. On the individual student level, teams will determine whether the design of the IEPs was reasonably calculated to provide educational benefit across three years of consecutive IEPs. On the district level, teams will evaluate the special education services offered with the intent to use the information to improve practices and outcomes for all students with exceptionalities.

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

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


    94. LETRS: Volume 2, Units 5-8 Cohort 1 (Trenton)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. Trenton (Trenton, MO)

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

    Dates: 6/19/2024 to 2/25/2025

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

    Each participant must purchase materials for implementation. You must have the materials prior to session 1.
    If you are a recipient of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed Scholarship, your materials and training will be provided for free.


    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.

    95. Proficiency Scales (Trenton)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. Trenton (Trenton, MO)

    Audience: K-12 Educators, Administrators, Curriculum Directors

    Dates: 6/19/2024 to 6/20/2024

    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. Once proficiency scales have been created, how do you use them to assess student's level of proficiency? We will explore different assessment methods, look at sample assessment questions that align to scales, and have the opportunity to generate summative scores.

    Lunch on your own.

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

    This session will also be offered on July 17 & 18

    96. Optimizing Learning: Harnessing the Power of Data and Small Groups in Your Classroom

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: K-3 Literacy Teachers, Special Education teachers

    Dates: 6/20/2024 to 6/21/2024

    This professional development opportunity is designed for kindergarten educators committed to enhancing their instructional practices and equipping young learners with foundational writing skills. You will leave feeling empowered to create an engaging and effective writing program in your kindergarten classroom.

    Lunch on your own

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

    97. Teaching as a Career: Alternative Certification (Trenton)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. Trenton (Trenton, MO)

    Audience: Alternative Certification Teachers

    Dates: 6/20/2024

    This session is for those who are obtaining Alternative Certification. This session will provide participants with information on state requirements, certification, classroom management, navigating the DESE website, state assessments, and the Missouri Learning Standards. (Possibility for continued support thru network: zooms, etc.) Lunch on your own

    This session is also offered on July 25

    98. 5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions Online Book Study

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Dates: 6/24/2024 to 6/28/2024

    This is a QUICK book study! We will meet every morning for 1 week to cover 2 chapters each day. Where Building Thinking Classrooms provides the "why" for changes in the math classrooms, this book provides the "how" to make that transition successfully. It offers detailed instructions for planning your lessons to incorporate deeper understanding of the math through quality discourse and consolidation of student work. You will need to have your own copy of the book: 5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions by Margaret Smith and Mary Kay Stein.

    99. Developing Self-Efficacy & Regulation Skills through Executive Brain Functioning

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: K-12 Teachers, Title I, Special Education, Counselors, Administrators

    Dates: 6/24/2024

    Do you have students who are disorganized don't have needed materials, or lose the homework they have completed? Do students seem prompt dependent? Are you constantly reminding them of the materials they need and the steps to take? When looking at the future for our students, soft skills are important as an adult to maintain employment. Experiences to support these skills through self-efficacy and self-regulation practices for our students should become an embedded practice utilized throughout all content areas at school. This ongoing process creates opportunities for student success, by teaching intrapersonal skills to benefit postsecondary opportunities.

    Lunch on your own

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

    100. Empowering Educators with AI: Enhancing Engagement and Efficiency in the Classroom

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: K-12 Teachers

    Dates: 6/24/2024

    A professional development session where we delve into the transformative potential of artificial intelligence in education. Discover strategies to amplify your teaching impact, streamline administrative tasks, and foster a more engaging learning environment. Learn how integrating AI can help reduce teacher burnout, provide more time for direct student interaction, and support diverse learning needs through personalized and collaborative learning experiences. We'll also tackle important considerations such as data privacy, age-appropriate technology use, and ensuring that AI serves as a support tool rather than a replacement for critical thinking and creativity. Embrace the future of education with AI, enhancing your ability to inspire and educate every student.

    Lunch on your own

    101. LETRS: Volume 2, Units 5-8 Cohort 2 (Trenton)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. Trenton (Trenton, MO)

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

    Dates: 6/24/2024 to 3/26/2025

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

    Each participant must purchase materials for implementation. You must have the materials prior to session 1.
    If you are a recipient of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed Scholarship, your materials and training will be provided for free.


    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.