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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 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
  • 16. 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
  • 17. 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

    18. 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
  • 19. 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

    20. 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
  • 21. 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.

    22. 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
  • 23. 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.

    26. 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.

    28. 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.

    29. 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 .
  • 30. 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

    31. 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

    32. 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.

    33. 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.

    34. 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.

    35. 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!

    36. 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

    37. 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

    38. 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

    39. 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.

    40. 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.

    41. 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.

  • 42. 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.

  • 43. 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

    44. 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.

    45. 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

    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

    46. 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

    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

    47. 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

    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

    48. 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

    - 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.

    49. 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

    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

    50. 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)

    51. 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.

    52. 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.

    53. Registered Youth Apprenticeship 101

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

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

    Dates: 6/13/2024

    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!

    54. 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

    55. 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

    56. 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.

    57. 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.

    58. 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.

    59. 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.

    60. 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

    61. 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.

    62. Navigating the Shifts in Math Education

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

    Audience: Administrators

    Dates: 6/25/2024

    Starting Today
    This PD will be an informational session to equip administrators for supporting best practices in teaching math. In this session we will:
    *Give an overview of Building Thinking Classrooms, along with info on our other PD offerings. *Discuss how the shifts in math education apply to classroom observations and NEE. *How to support these shifts and how they could be applied to other content areas.

    Participants will each receive a copy of the book Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics.

    Bring a notetaking medium of your choice and a device with internet capabilities. Registration and morning refreshments will begin at 8:00 am with the workshop starting at 8:30 am.

    63. Digging Deeper into the Thinking Classroom

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: K-12 Math Educators

    Dates: 6/25/2024

    Starting Today
    Participants will revisit the Building Thinking Classrooms framework, and experience and learn about Peter Liljedahl's latest research on consolidation and note-taking. This session will give participants the opportunity to reflect on building the thinking classroom, and share experiences and discuss continued implementation. Former "Introduction to Building Thinking Classrooms" session participants will have the opportunity to explore additional practices and collaborate with and learn from others who have begun the implementation journey. Join us in this one-day session to dig deeper into the thinking classroom.

    Lunch on your own

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

    64. MLDS (SW) Year 1 - Critical Firsts -

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 6/25/2024

    Starting Today
    *Identify key opportunities for creating success at the beginning of the school year
    *Explore practical and timely strategies for new principals
    *Gain insight on running effective meetings, communicating with staff, the first days of school

    65. A.I. and Education - Workshop for Administrators

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 6/26/2024

    Starting Soon

    The Future is Now


    Leveraging the Opportunities


    Responding to the Challenges


    Preparing for an Unpredictable Future

    Topics Covered

  • New Developments
  • Impacts on Jobs and Schools
  • Policy Development
  • Data Stewardship
  • Academic Integrity Issues
  • Curriculum Development
  • Prompt Writing
  • Student and Teacher Applications
  • Participants also receive access to an A.I. Survival Guide with over 25 pages of additional resources.

    Duane Martin and Emily Omohundro from Ed Counsel Law Firm will also discuss legal and policy ramifications.

    66. Putting the Practices into Action (with John SanGiovanni)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: K-12 Math Educators

    Dates: 6/26/2024

    Starting Soon
    Mathematically proficient students understand mathematics conceptually, use procedures with fluency, and apply what their skills to solve problems. They also call on processes and practices to thrive in college and career as well as their everyday lives. Teaching these practices can be hard. This workshop is a deep dive into these mathematical practices, helping teachers understand what they are and how to bring them to life in the mathematics classroom. The workshop unpacks what the practices look like and provides a wealth of instructional practices for infusing them. The workshop will also feature strategies for developing number sense and problem solving. Classroom-ready resources will be shared so that participants can help their students
    *make sense of problems
    *reason abstractly and quantitatively
    *construct viable arguments
    *model with mathematics
    *use tools strategically
    *attend to precision
    *make use of structure
    *express repeated reasoning

    Lunch included

    Optional 1 hour graduate credit available if you take an additional learning training and complete additional course work for both. For example, this can be paired with any of the Math Practice Trainings being offered on June 27, July 10, July 17, and July 24.

    67. MLDS Mentor Orientation- Invitation Only

    Program: RPDC - Central

    Location: Varies (Varies, MO)

    Audience: Building Leaders in Year 3 and Beyond

    Dates: 6/27/2024

    Starting Soon
    Mentors are an integral and required part of the journey of new principals in Missouri. The MLDS Mentor Training is for new MLDS mentors and qualifies you to act as a mentor for principals in the MLDS Emerging Level 1 and/or 2. Because of new orientation materials, grant requirements, and new procedures, all MLDS mentors will need to attend one of the MDLS Mentor Orientation sessions. The MLDS Mentor Orientation will provide new or returning mentors with a brief background of the process and intention of MLDS, state requirements for mentoring, introduction of MLDS curricula, and specific coaching ideas to make your mentoring experience successful and effective. There is no cost for this training.

    Your MLDS Specialists have invited you to this orientation. You will have the option to participate in any one of two in-person sessions or in any one of two virtual sessions.

    Each mentor will need to complete a mentor application, a contract for professional services, and a W-9 form to recieve payment.

    UCM Campus Building and Parking Map

    68. MATH: An Introduction to Building Thinking Classrooms (Grades K-12)

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

    Audience: Math Teachers

    Dates: 6/27/2024

    Starting Soon
    Do you feel like PD materials are always built for other content areas and adapted at the last second for math? Then let us introduce you to Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics. As the title suggests, this book was written with a math classroom in mind from the beginning! In this PD we will:

    **Give you a crash course in the ideas that BTC is built around
    **Walk you through multiple activities to practice BTC concepts. (You will be able to use some of these on the very first day of school, if you want!)
    **Discuss how BTC aligns with the 8 Math Practices.
    **Take time to discuss and reflect on actual ways to use this in your own classroom.

    You will also go home with your own copy of the book, Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics!

    Teachers should bring a notetaking medium of their choice and a device with internet capabilities.
    Registration and morning refreshments will begin at 8:30 am with the workshop starting at 9:00 am. Lunch will be provided.

    69. What Students Do Fostered by How You Teach Math - Session 1

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: K-12 Math Educators

    Dates: 6/27/2024

    Starting Soon
    Are your students making connections in math class? Do they have the stamina needed to persevere through challenging problems? Can they share their thinking in multiple ways? Come learn engaging strategies to develop your students' critical thinking skills. Each session will focus on specific math practices through implementing strategies, routines and tasks to engage students in active learning, connecting math knowledge, and facilitating student communication through talking and writing. Collectively, participants will learn about the eight mathematical practices as outlined by NCTM.

    June 27
    Session 1: Math Practice 3 (Critical Thinking/Justify Reasoning) + Math Practice 6 (Communicate and Compute w/ Precision)

    July 10
    Session 2: Math Practice 2 (Reason Contextually and Abstractly) + Math Practice 5 (Use of Tools Effectively & Strategically)

    July 17
    Session 3: Math Practice 1 (Persevere and Problem Solve) + Math Practice 8 (Look for and Express Repeated Reasoning)

    July 24
    Session 4: Math Practice 4 (Modeling Real-World Situations) + Math Practice 7 (Use of Structures and Patterns)

    *The above may be taken as a single session or in any combination of two to four sessions.

    Lunch on your own

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

    70. MLDS Mentor Orientation - Virtual - Invitation Only

    Program: RPDC - Central

    Location: Varies (Varies, MO)

    Audience: Building Leaders in Year 3 and Beyond

    Dates: 6/27/2024

    Starting Soon
    Mentors are an integral and required part of the journey of new principals in Missouri. The MLDS Mentor Training is for new MLDS mentors and qualifies you to act as a mentor for principals in the MLDS Emerging Level 1 and/or 2. Because of new orientation materials, grant requirements, and new procedures, all MLDS mentors will need to attend one of the MDLS Mentor Orientation sessions. The MLDS Mentor Orientation will provide new or returning mentors with a brief background of the process and intention of MLDS, state requirements for mentoring, introduction of MLDS curricula, and specific coaching ideas to make your mentoring experience successful and effective. There is no cost for this training.

    Your MLDS Specialists have invited you to this orientation. You will have the option to participate in any one of two in-person sessions or in any one of two virtual sessions.

    Each mentor will need to complete a mentor application, a contract for professional services, and a W-9 form to recieve payment.

    71. LETRS Volume 1: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling - Cohort 2 ( St. Joseph)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

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

    Dates: 7/1/2024 to 3/5/2025

    Starting Soon
    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.

    72. Introduction to Number Talks (Elementary)

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

    Audience: Math Teachers

    Dates: 7/2/2024

    This Number Talks PD will be beneficial for teachers as an introduction to Number Talks or for any teacher interested in improving their students' computational fluency.
    A Number Talk is a short (5 to 15 minutes), ongoing routine that allows students to develop their computational fluency while thinking and reasoning like a mathematician. Number Talks can be a powerful tool because students are expected to think about the most efficient strategies and make connections between number relationships through mental computations. Students learn to critique the thinking of others and engage in mathematical discourse in a non-threatening, safe environment which will allow them to gain a deeper mathematical understanding and computational fluency.

    In this PD, we will:
    **Discuss what Number Talks are
    **Model elementary level Number Talk examples
    **Discuss and reflect on how to apply the practice of Number Talks to your classroom

    Teachers should bring a notetaking medium of their choice and a device with internet capabilities. Registration and morning refreshments will begin at 8:30 am with the workshop starting at 9:00 am.

    73. High School Science Rigorous Curriculum Cohort

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: High School Physical Science, Physics and Chemistry Teachers

    Dates: 7/8/2024 to 1/28/2025

    This cohort is a unique collaboration of physical science, physics and chemistry teachers. Outcomes from this opportunity:

  • Systematic curriculum development
  • Collaboratively designed STEM-focused engaging units of instruction
  • Coaching and feedback in the classroom
  • Collaboration and networking across districts

    Participants must commit to all dates. $1000 stipend will be paid for summer work at the completion of all requirements. Substitute pay reimbursement will be paid to school districts for the three additional days. REGISTER BY JULY 1st.

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


  • 74. LETRS Volume 1: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling - Cohort 3 ( Trenton)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. Trenton (Trenton, MO)

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

    Dates: 7/8/2024 to 3/18/2025

    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.

    75. Special Education Boot Camp Day 1 (St Joseph)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: K-12 Special Education Teachers

    Dates: 7/8/2024

    New to the profession, need a refresher? Join us as we look at "Special Education”. This session is designed to help answer the Who, What, Where, When, Why and How's, we have and assist educators as they navigate the Special Education Standards and Indicators. Participants will receive information to support them in the following areas:

    Day 1 - July 8
    SPED Process - Golden Thread
    Referral
    Review of Existing Data
    Eligibility Criteria including Observations
    Evaluation including Negative Education Impact

    Day 2 - July 9
    IEP
    Present Level
    Goals (SMART)
    Accommodations/Modifications
    Progress Monitoring - Data Collection

    Day 3 - July 10
    Specially Designed Instruction
    SPED Organization
    SPED data collection
    Parent Communication
    Collaborating with Peers
    Other Documentation

    YOU MUST REGISTER FOR EACH DAY SEPARATELY

    Lunch on your own.


    Optional 1 hour graduate credit available if you attend at lease two of the three days and complete additional course work.

    These sessions are also offered on July 15, 16, and 17

    76. 24-25 LETRS Volume 2 Cohort 14 -Evening Edition in NKC-By Invitation Only

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: 3 North Kansas City School District (Kansas City, MO)

    Audience: Limited to MO READ, LEAD, EXCEED Participants Only

    Dates: 7/9/2024 to 2/27/2025

    By invitation only - Participants must pre-register with DESE and Missouri Read, Lead, Exceed.
    Please Note: Unit 1: July 9, 2024 OR July 23, 2024

    77. 24-25 LETRS Volume 2 Cohort 15 -Evening Edition in NKC-By Invitation Only

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: 3 North Kansas City School District (Kansas City, MO)

    Audience: Limited to MO READ, LEAD, EXCEED Participants Only

    Dates: 7/9/2024 to 2/27/2025

    By invitation only - Participants must pre-register with DESE and Missouri Read, Lead, Exceed.
    Please Note: Unit 1: July 9, 2024 OR July 23, 2024

    78. Special Education Boot Camp Day 2 (St Joseph)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: K-12 Special Education Teachers

    Dates: 7/9/2024

    New to the profession, need a refresher? Join us as we look at "Special Education”. This session is designed to help answer the Who, What, Where, When, Why and How's, we have and assist educators as they navigate the Special Education Standards and Indicators. Participants will receive information to support them in the following areas:

    Day 1 - July 8
    SPED Process - Golden Thread
    Referral
    Review of Existing Data
    Eligibility Criteria including Observations
    Evaluation including Negative Education Impact

    Day 2 - July 9
    IEP
    Present Level
    Goals (SMART)
    Accommodations/Modifications
    Progress Monitoring - Data Collection

    Day 3 - July 10
    Specially Designed Instruction
    SPED Organization
    SPED data collection
    Parent Communication
    Collaborating with Peers
    Other Documentation

    YOU MUST REGISTER FOR EACH DAY SEPARATELY

    Lunch on your own.


    Optional 1 hour graduate credit available if you attend at lease two of the three days and complete additional course work.

    These sessions are also offered on July 15, 16, and 17

    79. LETRS Volume 1: Cohort 3

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

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

    Dates: 7/9/2024 to 3/24/2025

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

    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.

    81. Catapult Students Into Learning

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. Maryville (Maryville, Mo)

    Audience: K-12 Classroom teachers, Title I, Special Education

    Dates: 7/10/2024

    Do you have students who are unmotivated and do not seem to care about learning? Do you wonder what you could do to help them be more internally driven to learn?
    This summer session will give you the boost you need to set up a collaborative learning space for your students. Join us to gain instructional strategies that will increase engagement and classroom achievement for all students. Examples of strategies you will learn are:
    * Metacognition
    * Jigsaw
    * Reciprocal Teaching
    * Cooperative Learning

    These strategies are effective during class instruction, data teams, and at all levels of interventions.

    Lunch on your own.

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

    82. Special Education Boot Camp Day 3 (St Joseph)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: K-12 Special Education Teachers

    Dates: 7/10/2024

    New to the profession, need a refresher? Join us as we look at "Special Education”. This session is designed to help answer the Who, What, Where, When, Why and How's, we have and assist educators as they navigate the Special Education Standards and Indicators. Participants will receive information to support them in the following areas:

    Day 1 - July 8
    SPED Process - Golden Thread
    Referral
    Review of Existing Data
    Eligibility Criteria including Observations
    Evaluation including Negative Education Impact

    Day 2 - July 9
    IEP
    Present Level
    Goals (SMART)
    Accommodations/Modifications
    Progress Monitoring - Data Collection

    Day 3 - July 10
    Specially Designed Instruction
    SPED Organization
    SPED data collection
    Parent Communication
    Collaborating with Peers
    Other Documentation

    YOU MUST REGISTER FOR EACH DAY SEPARATELY

    Lunch on your own.


    Optional 1 hour graduate credit available if you attend at lease two of the three days and complete additional course work.

    These sessions are also offered on July 15, 16, and 17

    83. What Students Do Fostered by How You Teach Math - Session 2

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: K-12 Math Educators

    Dates: 7/10/2024

    Are your students making connections in math class? Do they have the stamina needed to persevere through challenging problems? Can they share their thinking in multiple ways? Come learn engaging strategies to develop your students' critical thinking skills. Each session will focus on specific math practices through implementing strategies, routines and tasks to engage students in active learning, connecting math knowledge, and facilitating student communication through talking and writing. Collectively, participants will learn about the eight mathematical practices as outlined by NCTM.

    June 27
    Session 1: Math Practice 3 (Critical Thinking/Justify Reasoning) + Math Practice 6 (Communicate and Compute w/ Precision)

    July 10
    Session 2: Math Practice 2 (Reason Contextually and Abstractly) + Math Practice 5 (Use of Tools Effectively & Strategically)

    July 17
    Session 3: Math Practice 1 (Persevere and Problem Solve) + Math Practice 8 (Look for and Express Repeated Reasoning)

    July 24
    Session 4: Math Practice 4 (Modeling Real-World Situations) + Math Practice 7 (Use of Structures and Patterns)

    *The above may be taken as a single session or in any combination of two to four sessions.

    Lunch on your own

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

    84. Hidden Treasures: Navigating DESE for Instructional Resources (St Joseph)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

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

    Dates: 7/11/2024

    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 June 5

    85. Making Sense of Sound Walls

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 7/11/2024

    Jenn Wright, moderator of the Missouri's Science of Reading Facebook page, is coming to SEMO! She will be here to help us make sense of how we can best use sound walls in our classrooms. She will tie that into using direct instruction with the five pillars of literacy. The format will be very engaging with hands-on activities and centers. Whether you are new to the Science of Reading or you have been using it in your classroom for years, you will walk away with tons of new ideas for your classroom. Did I mention that there will be give-aways?? If you are a classroom teacher, a reading teacher or coach, a curriculum director, or a principal, this will be the PD highlight of your summer! (It will be most appropriate for grades K-8.)

    86. MLDS Emerging I Leaders Regional Meeting - Day 1 of 3

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Building Principals

    Dates: 7/11/2024

    There are five dates for this workshop; however, the Coaching Labs are To Be Determined. You must register for EACH REGIONAL MEETING separately.
  • July 11 - Regional Meeting 1-Critical First
  • September 12 - Regional Meeting 2
  • October Coaching Labs (Location/Dates TBD)
  • January 14 - Regional Meeting 3
  • February/March Coaching Labs (Location/Dates TBD)

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

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

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

  • 87. Post-Secondary Transition for Newbies

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: MS/HS Special Education Teachers

    Dates: 7/11/2024

    Are you a new teacher or new to secondary special ed? This is a one-day session on meeting the compliance expectations of Indicator 13. This is specific for middle and high school special education teachers. Learners will gain skills in Post-Secondary Transition skills including completing a compliant Form C.

    Lunch on your own

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

    88. GYO (State Funded) Grant Writing Tips For FY 2025

    Program: DESE - Grants

    Dates: 7/11/2024

    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.

    89. LETRS: Volume 2, Units 5-8 Cohort 4 (St. Joseph)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

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

    Dates: 7/12/2024 to 4/15/2025

    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.

    90. MTDS TeachNow: Alt Cert Institute

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Alternative Certified Teachers new to the profession

    Dates: 7/15/2024 to 7/17/2024

    Are you entering the teaching profession through alternative certification? Join specialists in Rolla from Missouri Teacher Development System for a three-session institute that will help you start the year off strong! Topics will include:

    Community Builder
    Effective Classroom Management
    Professionalism
    Lesson Design
    Effective teaching strategies

    *Please note, this does not fulfill certification requirements for educators to upgrade certification. Newly certified educators will still need to complete a Beginning Teacher Assistance Program as required by Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

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

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

    91. Special Education Boot Camp Day 1 (Trenton)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. Trenton (Trenton, MO)

    Audience: K-12 Special Education Teachers

    Dates: 7/15/2024

    New to the profession, need a refresher? Join us as we look at "Special Education”. This session is designed to help answer the Who, What, Where, When, Why and How's, we have and assist educators as they navigate the Special Education Standards and Indicators. Participants will receive information to support them in the following areas:

    Day 1 - July 15
    SPED Process - Golden Thread
    Referral
    Review of Existing Data
    Eligibility Criteria including Observations
    Evaluation including Negative Education Impact

    Day 2 - July 16
    IEP
    Present Level
    Goals (SMART)
    Accommodations/Modifications
    Progress Monitoring - Data Collection

    Day 3 - July 17
    Specially Designed Instruction
    SPED Organization
    SPED data collection
    Parent Communication
    Collaborating with Peers
    Other Documentation

    YOU MUST REGISTER FOR EACH DAY SEPARATELY

    Lunch on your own.


    Optional 1 hour graduate credit available if you attend at lease two of the three days and complete additional course work.

    These sessions are also offered on July 8, 9, and 10

    92. Why Can't My Students Comprehend?

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Upper Elementary, Middle School & High School ELA/Literacy Teachers, Special Ed

    Dates: 7/15/2024 to 7/16/2024

    How do I support the different needs of my students? Participants will dive into 'why' students can't comprehend and develop strategies to 'make learning stick'. From fostering word curiosity to implementing effective, evidence-based instruction, this training will empower educators with the tools and knowledge needed to create meaningful retention of learning. Some elements included will be: structuring your literacy block, using data to target instruction, vocabulary, morphology and other empowering strategies.

    Lunch on your own

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

    93. Blueprint for Success- Train the Trainer Curriculum Design

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 7/16/2024 to 9/22/2025

    This seven session series spans a little over one school year- from July 2024 to September 2025. During this time, we will train your curriculum leaders to help teachers write curriculum in all subject areas, K-12. We will also provide them with the necessary templates to organize the curriculum. After each session, attendees will go back and work with teachers to complete the work that was discussed in that session. For that reason, districts should send curriculum directors, instructional coaches, and administrators. As the curriculum will be built online, having at least one staff member who is good with technology will also be important. Districts should send two to four people. Each session will cover a different aspect of the the curriculum process, so attendance at each session will be imperative. Our goal is that attendees will have the knowledge and skills to help their teachers write a complete curriculum by September 2025.

    94. Federal Programs Technical Assistance for Tiered Monitoring Cohort 2 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 Tiered Monitoring preparation / submittal, compliance plans, and / or federal programs implementation.

    Dates: 7/16/2024

    This session is for Districts in Cohort 2 and will be submitting this year

    Focus will be on the Cohort 2 evidence submittals due (at a minimum) on October 15, 2024, December 15, 2024, December 31, 2024, February 15, 2025, April 15, 2025. Information and resources regarding Title programs monitoring requirements will be provided. This is an informal format and will focus on the questions of the LEA staff participating. LEA questions and issues will be addressed as needed to provide information to participants.
    Content will include:
    * Federal Programs yearly requirements - calendar of submittals
    * Specific tiered monitoring requirements for Cohort 2, submittal 2024-2025
    * Tiered monitoring required documentation/evidence sources/examples included
    * Program specific review, resources and responses for tiered monitoring questions
    * Other federal programs related topics as requested by attendees

    95. Special Education Boot Camp Day 2 (Trenton)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. Trenton (Trenton, MO)

    Audience: K-12 Special Education Teachers

    Dates: 7/16/2024

    New to the profession, need a refresher? Join us as we look at "Special Education”. This session is designed to help answer the Who, What, Where, When, Why and How's, we have and assist educators as they navigate the Special Education Standards and Indicators. Participants will receive information to support them in the following areas:

    Day 1 - July 15
    SPED Process - Golden Thread
    Referral
    Review of Existing Data
    Eligibility Criteria including Observations
    Evaluation including Negative Education Impact

    Day 2 - July 16
    IEP
    Present Level
    Goals (SMART)
    Accommodations/Modifications
    Progress Monitoring - Data Collection

    Day 3 - July 17
    Specially Designed Instruction
    SPED Organization
    SPED data collection
    Parent Communication
    Collaborating with Peers
    Other Documentation

    YOU MUST REGISTER FOR EACH DAY SEPARATELY

    Lunch on your own.


    Optional 1 hour graduate credit available if you attend at lease two of the three days and complete additional course work.

    These sessions are also offered on July 8, 9, and 10
    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.

    97. MLDS Mentor Orientation- Invitation Only

    Program: RPDC - Central

    Location: Varies (Varies, MO)

    Audience: Building Leaders in Year 3 and Beyond

    Dates: 7/17/2024

    Mentors are an integral and required part of the journey of new principals in Missouri. The MLDS Mentor Training is for new MLDS mentors and qualifies you to act as a mentor for principals in the MLDS Emerging Level 1 and/or 2. Because of new orientation materials, grant requirements, and new procedures, all MLDS mentors will need to attend one of the MDLS Mentor Orientation sessions. The MLDS Mentor Orientation will provide new or returning mentors with a brief background of the process and intention of MLDS, state requirements for mentoring, introduction of MLDS curricula, and specific coaching ideas to make your mentoring experience successful and effective. There is no cost for this training.

    Your MLDS Specialists have invited you to this orientation. You will have the option to participate in any one of two in-person sessions or in any one of two virtual sessions.

    Each mentor will need to complete a mentor application, a contract for professional services, and a W-9 form to recieve payment.

    UCM Campus Building and Parking Map

    98. Proficiency Scales (St Joseph)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: K-12 Educators, Administrators, Curriculum Directors

    Dates: 7/17/2024 to 7/18/2024

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    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 June 19 & 20

    99. Special Education Boot Camp Day 3 (Trenton)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. Trenton (Trenton, MO)

    Audience: K-12 Special Education Teachers

    Dates: 7/17/2024

    New to the profession, need a refresher? Join us as we look at "Special Education”. This session is designed to help answer the Who, What, Where, When, Why and How's, we have and assist educators as they navigate the Special Education Standards and Indicators. Participants will receive information to support them in the following areas:

    Day 1 - July 15
    SPED Process - Golden Thread
    Referral
    Review of Existing Data
    Eligibility Criteria including Observations
    Evaluation including Negative Education Impact

    Day 2 - July 16
    IEP
    Present Level
    Goals (SMART)
    Accommodations/Modifications
    Progress Monitoring - Data Collection

    Day 3 - July 17
    Specially Designed Instruction
    SPED Organization
    SPED data collection
    Parent Communication
    Collaborating with Peers
    Other Documentation

    YOU MUST REGISTER FOR EACH DAY SEPARATELY

    Lunch on your own.


    Optional 1 hour graduate credit available if you attend at lease two of the three days and complete additional course work.

    These sessions are also offered on July 8, 9, and 10

    100. What Students Do Fostered by How You Teach Math - Session 3

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: K-12 Math Educators

    Dates: 7/17/2024

    Are your students making connections in math class? Do they have the stamina needed to persevere through challenging problems? Can they share their thinking in multiple ways? Come learn engaging strategies to develop your students' critical thinking skills. Each session will focus on specific math practices through implementing strategies, routines and tasks to engage students in active learning, connecting math knowledge, and facilitating student communication through talking and writing. Collectively, participants will learn about the eight mathematical practices as outlined by NCTM.

    June 27
    Session 1: Math Practice 3 (Critical Thinking/Justify Reasoning) + Math Practice 6 (Communicate and Compute w/ Precision)

    July 10
    Session 2: Math Practice 2 (Reason Contextually and Abstractly) + Math Practice 5 (Use of Tools Effectively & Strategically)

    July 17
    Session 3: Math Practice 1 (Persevere and Problem Solve) + Math Practice 8 (Look for and Express Repeated Reasoning)

    July 24
    Session 4: Math Practice 4 (Modeling Real-World Situations) + Math Practice 7 (Use of Structures and Patterns)

    *The above may be taken as a single session or in any combination of two to four sessions.

    Lunch on your own

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

    101. MLDS Mentor Orientation- Virtual - Invitation Only

    Program: RPDC - Central

    Location: Varies (Varies, MO)

    Audience: Building Leaders in Year 3 and Beyond

    Dates: 7/17/2024

    Mentors are an integral and required part of the journey of new principals in Missouri. The MLDS Mentor Training is for new MLDS mentors and qualifies you to act as a mentor for principals in the MLDS Emerging Level 1 and/or 2. Because of new orientation materials, grant requirements, and new procedures, all MLDS mentors will need to attend one of the MDLS Mentor Orientation sessions. The MLDS Mentor Orientation will provide new or returning mentors with a brief background of the process and intention of MLDS, state requirements for mentoring, introduction of MLDS curricula, and specific coaching ideas to make your mentoring experience successful and effective. There is no cost for this training.

    Your MLDS Specialists have invited you to this orientation. You will have the option to participate in any one of two in-person sessions or in any one of two virtual sessions.

    Each mentor will need to complete a mentor application, a contract for professional services, and a W-9 form to recieve payment.