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1. SW Region MLDS Emerging Leaders Yr. 1 Springfield Cohort Coaching Lab Feb. 26th (Morning Session)

Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

Location: Springfield, MO (Springfield, MO)

Audience: MLDS Leaders in the Springfield Cohort Emerging Leaders Year 1

Dates: 2/26/2020

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MLDS Springfield Cohort-It's time to register for our coaching lab on February 26th (Wednesday) at Boyd Elementary School in Springfield.

We will have two sessions- Morning and Afternoon. This session is for MORNING starting at 8:30 and ending by 11:30.

Please plan to park along the street in front of Boyd.

The address for Boyd is: 1409 N Washington Ave. Springfield, MO 65802 We appreciate our host leader, Dr. Angela Holloway-Payne!

We look forward to a great day of learning, observation skills, and feedback tools!

2. MO DESE Equity Lab

Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

Dates: 2/26/2020

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IMPORTANT! FREE!! If you HAVE NOT ATTENDED in the past two years, plan now to attend this important session with a team of school leaders charged with ensuring that EACH child in your district has access to excellent teachers and a high high quality education, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, language, disability, family background and/or income. The Equity Lab is designed to give school teams the opportunity to exam where inequities may exist in your school system, and develop strategies for addressing these areas of inequity.

3. Professional Development Committee Training (for PDC Chairs, Committee Members, and Administrators) - 1st Offering

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Audience: Professional Development Committee (PDC) Chairs, Committee Members, and Administrators

Dates: 2/26/2020

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The Excellent in Education Act requires each school district to have a Professional Development Committee Committee (PDC). This workshop is designed to assist districts in developing high quality professional development opportunities as designed by the "Missouri Professional Development Guidelines". PDC Chairs, Committee Members, and Administrators will be provided with the most up to date information available concerning the roles, responsibilities and expectations of their committee. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with and learn from other districts. A small panel of experienced professional development committee members will be available to share their experiences, approaches, and answer questions. It is recommended to bring your PD plan and CSIP.

4. SW-PBS Tier 2 - Session 6 Social Skills Intervention Groups

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 2/26/2020

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By Invitation Only. This training will consist of 4 days throughout the school year and is designed for schools new to Tier 2.

Session 5 and 6 - Teams work toward implementation of Social Skills Intervention Groups (SSIG), a research-based intervention. Clear entry and exit criteria are established for the SSIG intervention, and data to be collected for progress monitoring is identified. Specific learner outcomes include: identifying implementation components of SSIG, describing students most likely to benefit from this intervention, explore research associated with SSIG, designing and implementing a SSIG program for participant schools, delivering implementation training to school-level stakeholders (staff, piloting teachers, students, and families).

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

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

Dates:
January 17
February 26

5. SW-PBS Tier 3 Foundational Practices - Day 4

Program: RPDC - South Central

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

Dates: 2/26/2020

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There are four dates for this workshop. You will need to register for EACH workshop separately.
  • Monday, September 23, 2019 - Day 1
  • Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - Day 2
  • Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - Day 3
  • Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - Day 4

    Tier 3 training is designed for SW-PBS school teams that have demonstrated readiness to develop a Tier 3 system of individualized support. School teams will build on the established school-wide system to develop an efficient process to serve high-risk students by learning how to conduct a Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) & use the results to develop a basic Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP). Sessions are intended for teams that are new to Tier 3 and/or have limited experience with the FBA-BIP process. Sessions include instruction for collecting relevant student data using a variety of techniques, interpreting data to determine a competing pathway, identification of function-based intervention strategies, writing behavioral goals, options for monitoring implementation & student progress. Across four days of training, teams will engage in a guided practice opportunity for conducting a functional assessment & developing an appropriate intervention plan using data from a student in their own setting. Participants will use an evaluation rubric to assess features of their practice FBA-BIP.

    Session 1:
  • Purposes of a Tier 3 team
  • Establishing data decision rules for student identification

    Session 2:
  • Conducting a Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA)

    Session 3:
  • Using FBA data to develop and implement a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP)

    Session 4:
  • Monitoring and evaluating student progress

    Presenter: Jeanie Carey and Rebecca Roberts

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

  • 6. February Compliance Connection: North St.Francois County

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 2/26/2020

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    Compliance Connection is a monthly meeting between regional educators and Southeast RPDC Special Education Compliance Consultant, Tiffiney Smith. During each of these monthly meetings, DESE Special Education updates will be shared along with information regarding other various Special Education Compliance topics such as Special Education Laws and Regulations, Discipline Process for Students with Disabilities, Special Education Data and Data Analysis for Improving Student Outcomes, Eligibility Determinations and IEP Implementation. In addition to information sharing, time will be provided for individuals to ask specific questions. Technical assistance will be provided on an as needed basis to anyone who may need assistance with Special Education Compliance related issues. The meetings are open to any district staff member who has a role in Special Education, this may include District and Building Administrators, Special Education Directors, and Process Coordinators.

    Due to space limitations at the specific regional locations, each individual who plans on attending, will need to register through My Learning Plan so that we can ensure adequate and appropriate accommodations and materials.

    7. SW Region MLDS Emerging Leaders Yr. 1 Springfield Cohort Coaching Lab Feb. 26th (Afternoon Session)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Springfield, MO (Springfield, MO)

    Audience: Emerging Leaders Cohort MLDS Yr. 1 Springfield

    Dates: 2/26/2020

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    MLDS Springfield Cohort-It's time to register for our coaching lab on February 26th (Wednesday) at Boyd Elementary School in Springfield.

    We will have two sessions- Morning and Afternoon. This session is for AFTERNOON starting at 12:30 and ending by 3:00 p.m.

    Please plan to park along the street in front of Boyd.

    The address for Boyd is: 1409 N Washington Ave. Springfield, MO 65802

    We appreciate our host leader, Dr. Angela Holloway-Payne!

    We look forward to a great day of learning, observation skills, and feedback tools!

    8. Missouri Connections ICAP Course Planner Workshop - Hannibal Area

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Hannibal 60 (Hannibal, MO)

    Audience: Middle School and High School – counselors, career educators, instructors, transition educators, administrator and others who work with students in career awareness, exploration, development and planning

    Dates: 2/27/2020

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    DATE: Thursday, February 27, 2020

    TIME: 8:30-9:00am, program tour; 9:00am-12:00pm, workshop; 1:00-3:00pm, optional work session

    LOCATION: Hannibal Career & Technical Center - 4550 McMasters Ave., Hannibal

    COST: Free - Lunch on your own

    The Career Center will be showcasing some of their programs with a brief tour to start the day.

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

    The morning session will be demonstration and hands-on training exploring the CIS360 online program, ICAP grade level components, and course planner setup. An optional afternoon work session will be open for participants to continue to work/explore Missouri Connections on their own with Missouri Connections staff available to answer questions and provide user support of program components for Missouri Connections and CIS360.

    Learner Outcomes:
    >>Access Missouri Connections CIS360 activities
    >>Explore the assessments, modules, and components assigned for Grades 8-12
    >>Review how activities populate into the Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP) report
    >>Set up Course Planner at district and site level

    Participants are asked to please bring their Missouri Connections Site Administrator or Staff Account username/password, as well as a device to access the internet.

    9. *Reaching and Teaching Students with Characteristics of Dyslexia - Level II: Advanced Phonology & Phonics/Orthographic Decoding for Mapping & Writing

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Dates: 2/27/2020

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

    DATE: Thursday, February 27, 2020

    TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

    LOCATION: Truman State University Violette Hall 2251 (2nd floor, northeast side)

    COST: $100 - Morning refreshments and lunch included

    Let's dig deeper into the needs of students who struggle with literacy! Why is reading and writing so difficult for these students? What makes the greatest impact after a student seems to know letters and sounds? A large portion of instructional time in this training will be hands-on strategy development of effective instruction for students who show common characteristics of at-risk readers and writers.

    Participants will look closely at student needs related to decoding for reading and spelling but will dig deeper into understanding how the Simple View of Reading can make instructional decisions easier. This workshop moves beyond the foundation and into implementation for greater student success.

    This training will include the following topics:
    >>Simple View of Reading,
    >>Going Deeper in Student Errors for Tier II,
    >>Advanced Phonology,
    >>Phonics and Orthographic Mapping for Decoding and Writing, and
    >>Building Vocabulary.

    There must be at least 5 participants registered by Nov. 7 to have this workshop.

    10. MLDS Emerging Level - Year 2 - Regional Meeting #2

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 2/27/2020

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    Year 2 of Emerging Level provides new leaders with continued support which builds upon Year 1 training.

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

    Year 2 dates include:
    September 26, 2019 - Regional Meeting #1
    October 16 or 30, 2019 - School Culture Walk (off campus site)
    February 27, 2020 - Regional Meeting #2
    March 2020 - School Walkaround (off campus site)

    YOU MUST REGISTER FOR EACH DATE SEPARATELY
    For additional information, contact Tom Okruch at 573.986.6130.

    11. Planning Professional Learning to Impact Student Performance

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 Southwest Baptist University Campus - Mountain View (Mountain View, MO) [map]

    Audience: Professional Development Committee/Building Leaders

    Dates: 2/27/2020

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    If your building or district is committed to the continuous improvement of student learning opportunities for each and every student, professional learning is an essential ingredient. High quality professional learning is designed to position all educators for success by strengthening each educator's professional practice to ensure high levels of performance for all students. In this training, we will explore the role of the professional development committee in planning, implementing, and evaluating on-going, focused professional learning connected to growth in student learning. In addition to looking at Missouri's requirements for PDC committees, we will explore national standards for professional learning. We will also expand the traditional definition of professional learning to enable planners to ensure that it is a comprehensive, ongoing, comprehensive process, not an event. By the end of the training, teams will have developed an action plan to frame next steps in deepening the professional learning process in their school.

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

    Suggested items to bring to aid in discussion:
  • Current PDC Plan
  • CSIP
  • Building school improvement goals
  • Needs assessment results (if available)
  • District/building focus areas for educator evaluation and teacher growth plans (if available)

    $100 per participant. The registration fee for building or district teams of 5 or more which include at least one principal or central office administrator will be $75 per person.

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

    Lunch will be provided. Please notify us of any dietary restrictions at least seven (7) days in advance.
  • 12. PLC Cohort Training - RTI

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Administrators and Leadership Team

    Dates: 2/27/2020

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

    Please register for each day separately.

    Participation in these series is by invitation only.

    FEES ARE COMMUNICATED BY AGREEMENT WITH EACH PARTICIPATING SCHOOL.

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

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

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

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

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

    Dates: 2/27/2020

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    This workshop is being offered on five dates. You do not need to attend each date.
  • June 6, 2019
  • September 30, 2019
  • November 22, 2019
  • February 20, 2020
  • February 27, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

  • 14. SW-PBS Emerging Team Training - Meeting 6

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 2/27/2020

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

    Please sign up for each meeting date separately.

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

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

    15. Planning Professional Learning to Impact Student Performance

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Professional Development Committee/Building Leaders

    Dates: 2/28/2020

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    If your building or district is committed to the continuous improvement of student learning opportunities for each and every student, professional learning is an essential ingredient. High quality professional learning is designed to position all educators for success by strengthening each educator's professional practice to ensure high levels of performance for all students. In this training, we will explore the role of the professional development committee in planning, implementing, and evaluating on-going, focused professional learning connected to growth in student learning. In addition to looking at Missouri's requirements for PDC committees, we will explore national standards for professional learning. We will also expand the traditional definition of professional learning to enable planners to ensure that it is a comprehensive, ongoing, comprehensive process, not an event. By the end of the training, teams will have developed an action plan to frame next steps in deepening the professional learning process in their school.

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

    Suggested items to bring to aid in discussion:
  • Current PDC Plan
  • CSIP
  • Building school improvement goals
  • Needs assessment results (if available)
  • District/building focus areas for educator evaluation and teacher growth plans (if available)

    $100 per participant. The registration fee for building or district teams of 5 or more which include at least one principal or central office administrator will be $75 per person.

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

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

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: K-5 Teachers

    Dates: 2/28/2020

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    No time to teach Science?! STEM with little people?! STEM on a low budget?! In this highly interactive workshop, you will engage in hands-on learning using popular children's books and learn how to incorporate STEM and the Engineering Design Process into your classroom lessons.

    Students use picture books to identify problems, design realistic solutions, and engage in the Engineering Design Process while reinforcing their literacy skills.

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

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

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

    17. MLDS Emerging Level - Year 2 - School Walkarounds

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 3/1/2020

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    Year 2 of Emerging Level provides new leaders with continued support which builds upon Year 1 training.

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

    Year 2 dates include:
    September 26, 2019 - Regional Meeting #1
    October 16 or 30, 2019 - School Culture Walk (off campus site)
    February 27, 2020 - Regional Meeting #2
    March 2020 - School Walkaround (off campus site)

    YOU MUST REGISTER FOR EACH DATE SEPARATELY
    For additional information, contact Tom Okruch at 573.986.6130.

    18. English Learner Teacher Ambassador Collaboration

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: SWRPDC Offices, 117 Park Central Square (Springfield, MO) [map]

    Dates: 3/2/2020

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    Invitation only ELTA collaboration day.

    19. BECOMING AN ALLY Support for Gender Expansive Youth in the School Setting and Beyond

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: School Counselors, Teachers, Social Workers, Administrators &Other School Support Staff

    Dates: 3/2/2020

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    This session is designed to assist school educators in their support of gender expansive youth (transgender, gender non-conforming, and gender fluid) and their families. It will focus on student support plans, current terminology, resources, violence and suicide prevention, and building resilience. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in dialogue around these important topics.

    20. Close the Learning Gap by Making Rigor the Priority - Day 4 (INVITATION ONLY)

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Teachers and Administrators - INVITATION ONLY!

    Dates: 3/2/2020

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    There are four dates for this workshop; you must register for EACH DATE separately. Attendance is required for all four dates.
  • Friday, January 10, 2020
  • Wednesday, January 15, 2020
  • Monday, February 24, 2020
  • Monday, March 2, 2020

    Close the Learning Gap by Making Rigor the Priority is a series of trainings designed to coach, model and support a process of selecting priority/supporting standards and creating proficiency scales based on rigor. This is a train-the trainer model that will build the capacity of district leaders to facilitate the work. Skills for creating common formative assessments and RtI groups will be identified. The work creates a direct path to standards-based grading and developing rigorous curriculum units.

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

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


    Registration fee of $200 includes all four dates.
  • 21. Math Workshop Model

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 3/2/2020

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    Join us for Mathematical Madness as we march into new strategies and techniques to bolster your students' engagement. We will be sharing engaging math strategies, ideas for math stations, and resources to build your materials.

    22. Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP) & Missouri Connections (CIS 360)

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

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

    Dates: 3/4/2020

    This workshop will provide an overview of the Missouri Individual Career & Academic Plan (ICAP) now available as a part of Missouri Connections CIS360. This new feature includes a series of activities consisting of assessments, modules and components assigned by grade level beginning in the 8th grade and culminating in the 12th grade. As students' complete ICAP activities in CIS360, these populate into an ICAP Print Report compliant with SB 638 requirements. This session will be demonstration and hands-on training exploring the CIS360 online program. Learner Outcomes: Access Missouri Connections CIS360 activities; Explore the assessments, modules and components assigned for Grades 8 - 12; Review how activities populate into the Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP) report. Bring a laptop or similar device. We will offer an afternoon work session for those who will want to continue to set up their courses in Course Planner. Be sure to bring your current course guide and any additional material you may need.

    23. Preschool Academy Year 2 & 4 - Day 2-Make-up from February 6, 2020

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Preschool teachers, directors, administrators

    Dates: 3/4/2020

    There are two dates for this workshop; you must register for EACH DATE separately.
  • October 17, 2019
  • March 4, 2020

    In Preschool Academy Year 4, we will continue to build our capacity as we collaborate and learn from others in our field. Below is just a tidbit of what our days will look like:
  • Hands-On Science
  • Learning Centers for Math and Literacy
  • Creativity
  • Tech Tips

    Participants are encouraged to attend both days.
    You may earn clock hours, if needed, through Missouri Workshop Calendar.


    Each time we meet we'll connect our learning to the Missouri Early Learning Goals.

    Missouri Early Learning Goals:
  • Language and Literacy B.1.b, c, f, g./ C.1.d./ C.2.e
  • Reading 1.d, e./ 2.a, b./ 3.a, b, c.
  • Writing 1.b, c, e
  • Mathematics A.1.d./ A.2.a./ A.3.a, b, c./ A.4.a, b.
  • Mathematics C.1.a.b.
  • Mathematics D.1.c./ D.2.b./ D.3.a, b, c.
  • Mathematics E.1.d, e./ E.2.b, c.
  • Science A.2.a, b
  • Science A.3.b,c
  • Science B.1. b

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

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


    Registration fee of $175 is for both dates.
  • 24. MLDS Emerging Level - Year 1 - Coaching and Feedback Lab #2

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 3/5/2020

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

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

    YOU MUST REGISTER FOR EACH DATE SEPARATELY

    For additional information, contact Tom Okruch at 573.986.6130

    25. PLC Year 2 Cohort - Day 4

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 - Southwest Baptist University - Founders Hall (Mountain View, MO) [map]

    Audience: Administrators and Leadership Team

    Dates: 3/5/2020

    There are four dates for this workshop; you must register for EACH DATE separately.
  • August 1, 2019
  • October 1, 2019
  • January 9, 2020
  • March 5, 2020

    This series of four workshops are a continuation of Professional Learning Communities training received during the 2018-19 school year. It is open only to the schools that have completed year one training. All Missouri standards are included in the four-day long workshops.

    FEES ARE COMMUNICATED BY AGREEMENT WITH EACH PARTICIPATING SCHOOL.

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

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

  • 26. Teacher Academy Grads - Day 4

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Former graduates of Teacher Academy

    Dates: 3/5/2020

    There are five dates for this workshop; you must register for EACH DATE separately.
  • September 27, 2019
  • November 8, 2019
  • January 31, 2020
  • March 5, 2020
  • April 9, 2020

    Teacher Academy Graduates, you spent a year with select teachers from our region who wanted to develop their instructional practice, leadership skills, and knowledge by attending Teacher Academy. Continue to grow as a teacher leader and return for a second year! Author and researcher Mike Rutherford will kick off the academy at the statewide summer Teacher Academy Graduates training; his text, The Artisan Teacher, will frame the year's work. Participants will use a "deliberate practice" model, then share their results and reflection at the final meeting.

    Who qualifies for Grads? A teacher who has attended Teacher Academy, is committed to sustained professional growth, and who desires to continue that growth with a cadre of teachers dedicated to improving student learning. Come on back for another year!

    Statewide Kick-off July 18-19, 2019 with Mike Rutherford at Lodge of the Four Seasons (extra cost for meals).

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

    Full or partial scholarships will be available for all participants.

    Registration fee of $350 is for all five dates and the Statewide Kickoff.
  • 27. Test Coordinators - Spring Grade-Level Assessment Q&A

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Dates: 3/5/2020

    DATE: Monday, March 4, 2019

    TIME: 9:00am-12:00pm

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

    COST: Free

    As the spring MAP assessments are getting closer, we would like to provide an opportunity for Northeast Area Test Coordinators to get together for an informal question and answer session. Veteran test coordinators from the area will be leading this Q&A workshop.

    This workshop will be especially beneficial to new test coordinators.

    Please bring your test manuals and any questions, and together we will brainstorm the answers or seek input collectively from DESE.

    28. Literacy Collaborative Group

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 3/5/2020

    This is the fourth of a five-part series. Plan to dive deeply into literacy learning and teaching. We will explore best practices in reading and writing instruction and we will work together collaboratively to problem solve issues relevant to our classrooms and students. The format will be very interactive and adaptive.

    29. *Trends in Gifted Education

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Audience: Gifted Education Teachers

    Dates: 3/5/2020

    DATE: Thursday, March 5, 2020

    TIME: 10:00am-3:00pm

    LOCATION: Truman State University Student Union Building Georgian-A (2106)

    COST: $40 - Morning refreshments and lunch included

    Christine Nobbe, DESE Gifted Education Director, will be presenting this workshop.

    The goal of this workshop is to keep teachers up-to-date on trends in gifted education including equitable identification, levels of services model, differentiated curriculum for the gifted program, working with general education teachers, and meeting the social-emotional needs of gifted learners.

    30. Beginning Teacher Assistance Program 2019-2020 (Teachers)

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

    Dates: 3/6/2020 to 4/22/2020

    All new teachers in Missouri are required to participate in a beginning teacher assistance program sponsored by a Missouri teacher education program and provided by an education association, regional service center, school district or charter school. Additionally, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education adopted standards in 2017 providing for selection, training and support for all mentors as well. The Heart of Missouri Regional Professional Development Center (Heart of MO-RPDC) is offering a Beginning Teacher Assistance Program that combines the benefits of a cohort model, online virtual meetings and training for mentor teachers as well. Cost will be $350 per new teacher. All meetings are at HyVee located on Conley road at 25 Conley Road Columbia, MO 65201. This certificate series requires participation in all meeting dates and Zoom online meetings.

    31. Missouri Connections - Site Administrator/Staff Account Training

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: Staff designated as Site Administrators for Missouri Connections

    Dates: 3/6/2020

    Site Administrators and Staff Account holders are essential to the effective use of Missouri Connections. Administrative tools enable you to manage student portfolios, access login information, reset passwords, create groups and generate reports/maintain data on assessments results, career plans, resume creation, occupational and educational sorts.
    Staff designated as site administrators have the access to customize the course planner, create/assign checklists and edit graduation requirements in the Personal Learning Plan.

    Outcomes
    ● Access user, staff and administrator accounts
    ● Create user portfolios and manage account settings
    ● Create site, group and individual reports for assessment results and usage

    Participants must bring a laptop or similar device.

    32. Missouri Leadership Development System Developing Leaders II - Day 4

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Building Principals

    Dates: 3/6/2020

    There are four dates for this workshop; however, the January Coaching Lab is TBA. You must register for EACH REGIONAL MEETING separately.
  • September 20 - Regional Meeting 1 (Day 1)
  • November 14 - Regional Meeting 2 (Day 2)
  • January - Coaching Lab TBA (Day 3)
  • March 6 - Regional Meeting 3 (Day 4)

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

    Lunch will be provided. Please notify us of any dietary restrictions at least seven (7) days in advance.
  • 33. Survivor BTAP- Emerging Level I WEST PLAINS - Day 3

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 West Plains- Lybyer Center (West Plains, MO) [map]

    Audience: First and second year K-12 educators

    Dates: 3/6/2020

    The registration fee of $275 is for the series of three dates. Please register for EACH workshop separately:
  • September 24, 2019 - Day 1
  • February 18, 2020- Day 2
  • March 6, 2020 - Day 3

    Over 40 percent of new teachers leave the profession within the first five years. Most of the research shows a perceived lack of support and absence of job-related professional learning as the root cause. Teachers often feel alone and isolated - fearful of asking for help. All new teachers are required to participate in a beginning teacher assistance program during their first two years of teaching.

    Our Survivor program for beginning teachers is aligned with professional development/growth plans focused on teaching standards and indicators as priorities for the first two years of teaching and provides on-going support during the year of BTAP.

    South Central RPDC - Survivor Series creates an opportunity for growth with other beginning teachers.

    Topics will include:
  • Classroom Environment
  • Student Engagement and Motivation
  • Professional Communication
  • Education-Related Law

    This year, we are excited to add a mentor component to our well-designed beginning teacher training. Mentors may join their mentee at any Survivor session for $20. Mentors must attend a one-day Mentor Training on September 27, 2019, as a required pre-requisite to attending Survivor sessions. Registration for Mentor Training can be found here: Mentor Training.

    Administrator attendance is welcomed at any Survivor Session, just let us know you are coming!

    Attendance fulfills the Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) requirement for certification renewal/upgrade.

    Participants must complete all three dates in the series.
  • 34. Simplifying and Enhancing Classroom Assessments

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 3/9/2020

    Teachers are constantly seeking strategies to improve assessment in their classroom. ATLL and NWEA are partnering to provide this learning opportunity designed for teachers and administrators. Participants will explore how assessments have different uses and users, and how classroom assessments fit into the "big picture' of an assessment system. A majority of time will be spent examining and enhancing current classroom assessments. Resources to bring to maximize your learning include: sample classroom assessments, student work samples, and electronic device.
    Lunch and parking will be included in registration.

    35. Peer Observation & Coaching

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

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

    Audience: District collaborative team members

    Dates: 3/9/2020

    How can we maximize the great work being done in our schools to create job-embedded, professional development opportunities for our teachers? Join us for a day of learning about the structures schools have put into place to create a safe, non-intimidating way for teachers to learn from one another and share best practices including instructional rounds, "lab" classrooms, and coaching support teams.

    36. LETRS OVERVIEW

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: K-12 Administrators and Literacy Teachers

    Dates: 3/9/2020

    A Proven Approach to Raising Reading Achievement K-12

    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"½ 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.

    Join us for a FREEoverview of the program!

    37. Differentiated Instruction (DI)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 3/10/2020

    Differentiation is an instructional process in which teachers proactively transform instruction, learning activities, and student products to maximize each student's growth and individual success by meeting their learning needs. Hot breakfast and parking are included in registration.

    38. MLDS Emerging Level - Year 1 - Coaching and Feedback Lab #2

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 3/10/2020

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

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

    YOU MUST REGISTER FOR EACH DATE SEPARATELY

    For additional information, contact Tom Okruch at 573.986.6130

    39. School-Wide Positive Behavior Support (SW-PBS) Coaches Networking - Spring

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Dates: 3/10/2020

    This networking meeting is for coaches in schools already in SW-PBS.

    DATE: Tuesday, March 10, 2020

    TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

    LOCATION: Truman State University Student Union Building Meeting Room 3202

    COST: PBS Signed Letter of Agreement - Morning refreshments and Lunch included

    Do you wonder what other schools are doing to sustain their SW-PBS? Come and share the wonderful ideas your team has implemented with success and get more great ideas from other coaches in the northeast area. These meetings are designed for coaches of all three tiers to actively network together, examine the status of implementation as a region, and receive SW-PBS/PBIS updates.

    40. Next Steps for the New Missouri Learning Standards for Fine Arts

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Jan. 31 Fine Arts Participants

    Dates: 3/11/2020

    New
    THIS TRAINING IS A CONTINUATION OF THE JANUARY 31 "DELVE INTO THE NEW MLS FOR FINE ARTS" SESSION. YOU MUST HAVE ATTENDED THAT SESSION TO ENROLL IN THIS ONE

    Roger Kelley, DESE Arts Education Director, will be continuing on what you experienced on January 31. The training will include additional modeling and practice/work time with his coaching assistance available.

    Please bring copies of curriculum forms/formats your district uses (if any) and necessary information to write curriculum (ie. texts or method books)

    Lunch will be provided.

    41. PLC Cohort Training - DBDM

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Administrators and Leadership Team

    Dates: 3/11/2020

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

    Please register for each day separately.

    Participation in these series is by invitation only.

    FEES ARE COMMUNICATED BY AGREEMENT WITH EACH PARTICIPATING SCHOOL.

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

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

    42. SW-PBS Tier 2 Sustaining - Session 2

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 3/11/2020

    BY INVITATION ONLY. This training is for Tier 2 teams who have completed Tier 2 Advanced and want to keep Tier 2 strong within their schools. The content of the two days will depend on the needs of the schools involved. This training may also be helpful for schools who are already implementing Tier 3 interventions, but again want to keep their Tier 2 interventions strong within their schools.

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

    Dates:
    September 25
    March 11

    43. Diving Deeper into Grades 6-8 Expanded Missouri Learning Standards in Mathematics: Part 2 of 2

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 3/12/2020

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

    Join this group of grade 6-8 math educators as they explore research-based practices and network together.

    44. Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP) & Missouri Connections

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

    Audience: MS & HS Counselors, Career Educators, Transition Educators, and Administrators

    Dates: 3/12/2020

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

    The morning session will be demonstration and hands-on training exploring the CIS360 online program. An optional afternoon work session will be open for attendees to continue to work/explore Missouri Connections on your own with Missouri Connections staff available to answer questions and provide user support of program components for Missouri Connections and CIS360.

    Participants should bring a laptop without a firewall or a similar device. Chrome books do not work well with our WiFi.

    45. MO SW-PBS Tier 3 - Session 4

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 3/12/2020

    By Invitation Only. This training will consist of 4 days throughout the school year and is designed for SW-PBS school teams that have demonstrated readiness to develop a Tier 3 system of individualized support. School teams will build on the established school-wide system to develop an efficient process to serve high-risk students by learning how to conduct a Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) & use the results to develop a basic Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP). Sessions include instruction for collecting relevant student data using a variety of techniques, interpreting data to determine a competing pathway, identification of function-based intervention strategies, writing behavioral goals, options for monitoring implementation & student progress. Teams will engage in a guided practice opportunity for conducting a functional assessment & developing an appropriate intervention plan using data from a student in their own setting. Participants will use an evaluation rubric to assess features of their practice FBA-BIP.

    Session 4: Monitoring and evaluating student progress

    Recommended participants: School administrator, participant with behavioral expertise, and participant with academic expertise. This will form your Tier 3 Core Team.

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

    Dates:
    September 16
    October 11
    January 14
    February 28

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

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

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

    Dates: 3/12/2020

    Available to our Partner Schools ONLY: This training series has 4 days of content and two built in work days. You regional consultant will structure the trainings to fit your needs. Please plan to attend ALL 6 days.

    47. SE Teacher Academy Graduates - Meeting 4

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 3/12/2020

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

    48. LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) - Day 4 - Lonedell R-XIV INVITATION ONLY

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 Lonedell R-XIV (Lonedell, MO) [map]

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

    Dates: 3/13/2020

    There are four dates for this workshop; you must register for EACH DATE separately. Participants are required to attend all four sessions. We will address each of the four LETRS units respectively.
  • September 23, 2019 - The Challenge of Learning to Read
  • October 25, 2019 - The Speech Sounds of English
  • February 24, 2020 - Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling
  • March 13, 2020 - Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition

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

    FEES ARE COMMUNICATED BY AGREEMENT WITH EACH PARTICIPATING SCHOOL.
  • 49. Beginning Teacher Conference

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

    Audience: 1st & 2nd Year Teachers

    Dates: 3/13/2020

    This workshop is intended to support beginning teachers as they embark on their professional journey in the teaching world.

    Morning refreshments and registration begin at 8:30 am. Workshop begins at 9:00 am. Lunch is on your own.

    50. South Central Teacher Academy 2019-2020 - Day 5

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

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

    Dates: 3/13/2020

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

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

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

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

    Full or partial scholarships will be available for all participants.

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

    Registration fee of $500 is for all dates.
  • 51. *K-12 Social Studies and Assessment: What is Going on in Missouri?

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Dates: 3/16/2020

    DATE: Monday, March 16, 2020

    TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

    LOCATION: Truman State University Student Union Building Georgian-C (2108)

    COST: $40 - includes morning refreshments and lunch

    This day-long session explores these three questions:
    1. What are the attributes of high-quality K-12 social studies teaching, learning and assessment?
    2. How do we create meaningful small-scale and large scale-assessments?
    3. How can we maximize the impact of high quality assessment on student learning at the classroom, district and state level?

    Dixie Grupe, Social Studies Director for the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, will share current information regarding the Missouri Assessment Program including details on an innovative approach to assessment in grades 3-8 and a large scale view of information gathered from the 2019-2020 EOC field tests.

    52. Reaching and Teaching Students with Characteristics of Dyslexia - Level IV

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Dates: 3/16/2020

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

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

    This session will include the following topics:
  • Comprehension
  • Writing
  • Metacognition

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

    Lunch will be provided. Please notify us of any dietary restrictions at least seven (7) days in advance.
  • 53. SW-PBS Emerging Advanced Team Training - Meeting 4

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 3/16/2020

    The Southeast RPDC will host a series of four workshops designed for schools in their second year of SW-PBS student implementation at the Tier 1 level. Content will emphasize implementation of the eight effective classroom practices with fidelity, using data for quality decision making and sustaining the Tier 1 process. Knowledge of the eight essential components of SW-PBS will be deepened and data will be analyzed as we consider the steps of scaling up to Tier 2 interventions.

    Please sign up for each meeting date separately.

    Meeting Dates include:
    Oct. 3, 2019
    Dec. 12, 2019
    Feb. 13, 2020
    March 16, 2020

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

    54. Quality Health & Physical Education

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: PK-12 health and physical education teachers

    Dates: 3/17/2020

    This training is sponsored by the MO Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance; the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education through the CDC Missouri Healthy Schools grant; the Northwest RPDC Center; and the MO Combatting the Opioid Epidemic in Schools (COPE) grant.

    This one-day professional learning opportunity will benefit physical and health educators. The training will be multi-faceted, with time given to:

    * School issues related to smoking, vaping, marijuana, drugs (including opioids)
    * Missouri Healthy Schools grant from CDC - Goals related to Physical Education
    * Assessing goal outcomes from Missouri Healthy Schools grant
    * Implementing DESE/MOSHAPE Sample Instructional Units
    * Appropriate Practices and Resources to Promote Quality Physical Education
    * health.moves.minds for social-emotional learning and fundraising

    Participants will build a supportive local network to collaborate and reflect on the practices of quality health and physical education programming.
    Dress to be active and plan to be engaged and energized with new instructional practices!

    All participants should bring a device: laptop computer, iPad or tablet, or smart phone with a QR Code Reader to access materials and resources.

    Partial scholarships available to help cover the registration fee for the first 30 to register.

    55. 1st and 2nd Year Special Education Directors and Process Coordinators Academy, Days 3 and 4

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: 1st and 2nd year special education directors and process coordinators

    Dates: 3/17/2020

    There are five dates for this workshop; you must register for EACH DATE separately.
  • September 17, 2019
  • November 19, 2019
  • **CANCELLED**January 29, 2020
  • March 17, 2020-Full Day
  • May 12, 2020

    Join us for a five-meeting academy open to special education directors and process coordinators. This Academy will cover all of the following topics:

  • Understanding the Standards and Indicators Manual and the Missouri State Plan for Special Education
  • Proportionate Share
  • Transfer Students
  • Special Ed Laws
  • Notices of Actions
  • Review of Existing Data
  • Eligibility Determinations
  • Evaluation Reports
  • Quality IEP's
  • Data Collection

    Additionally, the members of the group will have input into additional topics of interest. Time will be allowed for collaborating and problem-solving on issues of concern.

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

    A $10 discount will apply if you attend all five dates.

    This is a full-day workshop to make-up snow day on January 29, 2020;

    LUNCH WILL BE SERVED.
  • 56. Boys in Crisis

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

    Dates: 3/17/2020

    Currently in our classrooms, boys account for 85% of the discipline problems in schools. Boys are the largest populations in special education, Title I, and those who have reading, writing, and math problems. Research has found that boys are the ones who have committed the violent acts in America's schools and have the highest dropout rate in schools. "Worldwide, boys are 50% less likely than girls to meet basic proficiency in math, reading, and science." Dr. Warren Farrell, Ph.D
    "As boys become young men, their suicide rates go from equal to girls to six times that of young women." Dr. Warren Farrell, Ph. D. Dr. Sherri Thomas and Ms. Christie Lewis will present a workshop that shows the "why" behind male behavior in schools and what schools can do to begin making school more "boy-friendly.

    57. MTDS: Professional Development Committee (PDC) - Networking Cohort

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (Springfield, MO)

    Audience: PDC Committee Members, Teacher Leaders

    Dates: 3/17/2020 to 5/1/2020

    This group is for PDC committees who want to network with other teams across the region to discuss topics related to PDC teams, such as creating a professional learning plan, developing a learning culture, working with all stakeholders, aligning learning to indicators, organizational learning, identifying learning needs, etc... Group facilitation will be provided, but the group will be self-lead. Lunch will be served.

    58. Accommodations and Modifications

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Dates: 3/18/2020

    The Accommodation and Modifications workshop will assist teachers and administrators in identifying the process of adapting curriculum, instruction and assessment; identifying the similarities, differences and connections between adaptations of curriculum, assessment and instruction; and applying accommodations and modifications to curriculum, instruction and assessment practices to allow students with disabilities to access the general education curriculum and receive instruction in the general education environment to the extent determined appropriate by the IEP team.

    Pricing: FREE

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

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 3/18/2020

    This is meeting 3 of 3 for first year elementary teachers in the Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP).

    60. Missouri Connection Training - K-8

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: K-8 counselors

    Dates: 3/18/2020

    This workshop is for all K-8 counselors. We will be discussing using Career Trek and MO Connections in the classroom. We will also take a look at the new online STEM program for grades 6-8 called Learning Blade.

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

    61. Missouri Equity Lab

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Teams of educators from local school communities are invited to be a part of the Equity Lab to explore data, identify causes and develop strategies for ensuring all students have access to excellent teachers.

    Dates: 3/18/2020

    Educational equity means students have access to excellent teachers and receive the same high-quality education regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, language, disability, family background and/or income.

    The Equity Lab is an important learning opportunity for district/school teams to think about where inequity exists in their school system and to develop strategies for addressing these areas of inequity.

    As implementation of ESSA begins, every district and school will need to know this information in order to be in compliance with the federal law. Make plans today to attend an Equity Lab in your region by contacting your location RPDC or regional service center.

    62. MLDS Developing Level/Leadership Academy - Regional Meeting #3

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 3/18/2020

    MLDS Developing Level/Leadership Academy provides support and development for leaders entering years 3+ in an administrative role. This series of meetings will provide developing level leaders the activities and skills to continue their growth as a leader. Completion of MLDS Emerging Level work is encouraged, but it is NOT a prerequisite for enrollment. Meetings will include state level meetings, an outdoor leadership experience (OLE), and regional meetings.

    Dates for 2019-2020 are:
    June 10-12, 2019: State Kickoff - Hilton Garden Inn-Columbia, MO - Register Here
    September 17, 2019: Regional Meeting #1 - Southeast RPDC (Room 202) - 9AM-3PM
    October 2-5, 2019: Outdoor Leadership Experience - Camp Lakewood-Potosi, MO - Register Here
    November 14, 2019: Regional Meeting #2 - Southeast RPDC (Room 202) - 9AM-3PM
    January 8-10, 2020: State Winter Meeting - TBD-Columbia, MO
    February 18-19, 2020: State Board Meeting/DESE Visit - Jefferson City, MO
    March 17, 2020: Regional Meeting #3 - Southeast RPDC (Room 202) - 9AM-3PM
    June 10-12, 2020: State Summer Meeting-Leadership Academy - TBD-Columbia, MO

    You must register for each meeting separately.

    For information concerning Leadership Academy activities, visit this site.

    If you have questions, contact Tom Okruch @ 573.986.6130

    63. MO DESE Equity Lab

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 3/18/2020

    Important!! FREE SESSION!! If you HAVE NOT attended in the past 2 years, plan now to attend this important session with a team of school leaders charged with ensuring that EACH child in your district has access to excellent teachers and a high high quality education, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, language, disability, family background and/or income. The Equity Lab is designed to give school teams the opportunity to exam where inequities may exist in your school system, and develop strategies for addressing these areas of inequity.

    64. Standards Based Teaching, Learning, & Grading

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

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

    Audience: District collaborative team members

    Dates: 3/18/2020

    Many teachers realize the variety of flaws in traditional grading practices but aren't sure where to begin to create positive changes for their students and school community. Educators are invited to learn more about the negative impacts of toxic grading practices as well as research based alternatives that help students take control of their learning, develop a deeper understanding, and retain content knowledge and skills while generating meaningful, accurate data that can be used to drive instructional practices. Attendees will learn how to utilize a standards based learning philosophy as a springboard to district or building-wide change, or in isolation as a means to improve student learning while working within traditional grading systems. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own curriculum resources will leave with fully developed rubrics and a system for improving student learning the next day.

    65. Teacher Academy Grads

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

    Dates: 3/18/2020 to 4/23/2020

    Closed
    The Missouri Teacher Academy Graduates program allows participants to continue to deepen knowledge gained from the Teacher Academy program. It is a natural progression to building lead teachers for your school district. Attendees continue to acquire research-based best practices aligned to the Missouri Learning Standards and Missouri State Teacher Standards. Building the Artisan Teacher will be the focus for the 2018-2019 school year. Participation requires four release days for regional meetings and one Statewide Kickoff Meeting in July. Mike Rutherford will be the trainer for the statewide kickoff. Tuition, travel expenses (including hotel at the Statewide meetings), and substitutes will be the responsibility of the school or individual. The program fee is $350.

    66. *Special Education Compliance Academy: Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Dates: 3/19/2020

    DATE: Thursday, March 19, 2020

    TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

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

    COST: $60 - includes Morning refreshments and Lunch

    This workshop will explore the categorical disability of the Young Child with a Developmental Delay (YCDD) and the Early Childhood Special Education program (ECSE) which serves these students. This topic will be approached through exploration of the Standards and Indicators and resources on the DESE website, such as vetted power points and Frequently Asked Questions.

    67. Missouri Equity Lab - Northeast Area

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Macon, MO (Macon, MO)

    Dates: 3/19/2020

    DATE: Thursday, March 19, 2020

    TIME: 9:00am-12:00pm

    LOCATION: AJ's Eat & Drink in Macon (1407 N. Missouri [Hwy 63])
    location could possibly change

    COST: Free

    Workshop registration will close on March 12 to allow time for collection of participating district data.

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

    68. MO SW-PBS Tier 3 Advanced - Session 4

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 3/19/2020

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

    Recommended participants: Tier 3 core team, including building administrator.

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

    DATES:
    October 1
    November 22
    January 21
    March 19

    69. PLC Cohort Training - DBDM

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Administrators and Leadership Team

    Dates: 3/19/2020

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

    Please register for each day separately.

    Participation in these series is by invitation only.

    FEES ARE COMMUNICATED BY AGREEMENT WITH EACH PARTICIPATING SCHOOL.

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

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

    70. SE Missouri Teacher Academy - Meeting 6

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 3/19/2020

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

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

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

    71. Teacher Academy 2019-2020: MO Statewide

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

    Dates: 3/19/2020 to 4/1/2020

    Teacher Academy is a replication of the very successful Leadership Academy Program, which has been fundamental in providing professional growth for school leaders. The Academy focus is centered on student engagement, instructional strategies and reflection on practices that align with the Missouri State Teacher Standards. Teacher Academy is designed to provide participants with an intellectually stimulating opportunity to learn new teaching strategies and collaborate with other highly committed teachers in their region and throughout the state. Participation requires monthly release days for regional meetings, the one day fall statewide kickoff session and one-day graduation session. Tuition, transportation, food and substitutes will be the responsibility of the school or individual.

    72. *Dyslexia Data: Interpreting the Data & Identifying Next Steps for Effective Reading Instruction & Intervention

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Dates: 3/20/2020


    Prerequisite: Dyslexia Reaching and Teaching Level I and II training

    DATE: Friday, March 20, 2020

    TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

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

    COST: $100 - Morning refreshments and lunch included

    Analyzing the right data can impact student growth most effectively. Where do I start? What data matters more? What do I do with the analyzed data? The next steps leading to effective instruction and intervention will be addressed and practiced for application. Participants will analyze student errors to determine learning needs for instruction and accommodations according to what research has taught us about reading and the brain.

    There must be at least 5 participants registered by Mar. 13 to have this workshop.

    73. Enhancing Your Social Studies Instruction Grades 6-12

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

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

    Dates: 3/20/2020

    Designed specifically for Grades 6-12 Social Studies/History teachers, discover practical, easy-to-implement strategies to enhance your existing social studies program. Learn new ways to deconstruct any state standard in social studies, improve student engagement and increase academic results. Strengthen your repertoire of differentiation techniques without adding to your work load. Identify key vocabulary and success criteria, motivate your students with the latest tech tools and explore a variety of instructional practices that benefit student learning. During this energetic day, presenter and participants will specifically discuss the use of cooperative learning and engagement strategies, the use of maps, graphs, tables, primary and secondary sources as well as the powerful impact flipped classrooms can have on your students. Learn how student goal setting can empower students to further their learning and create autonomy and skills that will transfer beyond the social studies classroom. You will leave this highly practical, idea-packed seminar with fully developed lesson plans and resources sure to increase your students' engagement and bring greater relevance to your social studies/history instruction.

    74. Educator MASH Camp

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Kirksville, MO (Kirksville, MO)

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

    Dates: 3/23/2020 to 4/6/2020

    MASH = Mentors Aligning Students with Health Science Careers


    DATES: Mondays: March 23, March 30, and April 6, 2020

    TIME: 8:30am-3:00pm

    LOCATION: Various locations in Kirksville

    COST: Free* - Lunch on your own
    *Participants are eligible to receive a daily stipend for each non-contract day attended. Stipend will be paid after completion and submission of the curriculum unit &/or lesson plans.

    The NEMO Area Health Education Center (AHEC) is hosting a 3-Monday MASH Camp for educators from 4-day-week schools.

    Participants will engage in healthcare career activities-
    >>dissections,
    >>vital signs,
    >>mental health activities, and
    >>many more.

    In addition, to learn more about healthcare career options, participants will tour-
    >>local healthcare facilities,
    >>the Truman State University Health Science Department, and
    >>the AT Still University Medical School.

    Participants will then develop a curriculum unit &/or lesson plans focused on healthcare careers.*

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

    Deadline for registration is March 18, 2020.

    75. Dyslexia: Practical Strategies and Activities for ALL Readers

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: Elementary teachers, reading specialists, curriculum personnel, administrators, and parents of elementary students

    Dates: 3/23/2020

    Join us in learning strategies that will help not only students diagnosed or showing risk factors of Dyslexia, but ALL readers. Participants will learn and experience practical, easy to implement activities to engage students. Specific focus will be on how gaps in phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, phonics hamper comprehension for all readers.

    This session is approved for the annual mandated Dyslexia training for all teachers.

    We need at least 10 participants to have the session.

    Free for Teacher Academy and Teacher Academy Graduates.

    76. Transition: Charting the Course for the Future

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: High School Special Education Teachers, Process Coordinators, and Directors

    Dates: 3/23/2020

    This transition workshop will prepare all educators to assist students in planning for post-secondary success. The training will address transition assessment, best practices in planning for transition, and self-determination.

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

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

    77. Academically Able Students with Autism workshop - Rolla

    Program: Project ACCESS

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

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

    Dates: 3/24/2020

    Academically Able (formerly referred to as "high functioning") students with Autism Spectrum Disorders are often misunderstood and overlooked. While not as challenged in some ways as students with more classic ASD, this population has its own challenges. The Academically Able workshop is intended to meet the needs of both special and regular educators who serve these students. Social competency, academic accommodations, and transition issues are covered. These students are sometimes described as having mild ASD, but their challenges and their implication for future success are anything but mild. It is important to address the needs of these students in order to assist them in meeting their full potential.

    . Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. Lunch is on your own. Please make checks payable to Project ACCESS/Missouri State University, 901 South National Avenue, Springfield, MO 65897 (fax: 417-836-6393)

    78. SW Region Developing Leaders Yr. 2 Session #4 March 24th (Tuesday)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Audience: Principals, Assistant Principals w 3+ Years of Experience

    Dates: 3/24/2020

    SW Region Developing Leaders Yr. 2 Session #4 will be held on Tuesday, March 24th at the Park Central Office Building/MSU in downtown Springfield. We will meet in Room 112 on the first floor.

    This session will include Tips and Strategies for Effective Public Speaking to include Presenting and Facilitating, Principles of Effective Leadership Transition, and Interviewing for the Job You Have! It's a great day of learning to lead others!

    The day will begin at 8:30 and be finished by 1:30. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. NO COST

    Parking will be provided a day or two prior to the session to participants who are registered.

    For additional information or questions, please contact Annette Cozort at acozort@missouristate.edu

    79. MO SW-PBS Tier 2 Advanced - Session 4 (Option 3 - CW-FIT, Positive Peer Reporting, Tootling/Work Day)

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 3/24/2020

    By Invitation Only.
    Session 4 and 5--Each school will choose one additional intervention: Check and Connect (C&C), (Adapted) First Step Next, or CW-FIT, Positive Peer Reporting, Tootling/Work Day.

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

    CW-FIT, Positive Peer Reporting, Tootling/Work Day--These are strategies to generalize and maintain appropriate behaviors in the classroom and are effective not only for Tier 2 and 3 students, but for the whole classroom.

    Date:
    March 24

    80. Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) YEAR 1 - SECONDARY (Meeting 3 of 3)

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 3/25/2020

    This is meeting 3 of 3 for first-year secondary teachers in the Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP).

    81. FREE - SW-PBS Work Day

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: SW-PBS Teams - Tiers 1, 2 and 3

    Dates: 3/25/2020

    There are two days available. Participants may attend one day, both days, or either day. You must register for each day separately
  • Wednesday, March 25, 2020
  • Wednesday, April 1, 2020

    You asked for it; you got it. Your SW-PBS consultants will be available for coaching on implementation of Tiers 1, 2, and 3. This includes artifacts and recognition. So grab your team, bring your supplies, and get caught up with everything SW-PBS related with the support of your consultants.



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

    Lunch is on your own
  • 82. LETRS, Cohort II, Session 4 (Southeast RPDC Location)

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 3/25/2020

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

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

    83. Mathematics Coaching: Resources and Tools for Math Coaches/Leaders Meeting 4

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 3/25/2020

    This 4-day series of meetings is designed for district teacher leaders who support other teachers and students in the teaching and learning of mathematics. The focus will be on increasing student cognitive engagement to impact student learning. Participants will have the added opportunity of networking with other teachers and sharing best practices.

    Be sure to sign up for each day of this series:
    Meeting 1: September 18, 2019
    Meeting 2: October 31, 2019
    Meeting 3: January 23, 2020
    Meeting 4: March 25, 2020

    Missouri Teacher Standards:
    Standard 1: Content Knowledge
    Standard 2: Student Learning, Growth, and Development
    Standard 3: Curriculum Implementation
    Standard 4: Critical Thinking

    84. Understanding the Legacy of WWII

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Social Studies Teachers

    Dates: 3/25/2020

    Join us for an exciting day of Social Studies learning focusing on civil liberties, human rights, and the legacy of WWII, and leave with great ideas, resources, and ready-made lessons! Explore the C3 Framework and how it can help you create new lessons while gaining new materials and exciting ways to teach history from different perspectives through primary sources and visual testimonies. You will also receive the teaching curriculum kit Liberation and Legacy from the WWII Museum and learn how to use their resources to help engage students in understanding the impact and legacy of the war.

    Allison Graves and Kerri Flynn are Social Studies Teachers at Washington High School who have participated in many institutes and fellowships and enjoy learning and sharing with other professionals.

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

    85. Decoding and the Struggling Reader by Really Great Reading

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Dates: 3/26/2020

    DATE: Thursday, March 26, 2020

    TIME: 8:30am-3:30pm

    LOCATION: Truman State University Student Union Building Georgian-B (2107)

    COST: Free - Lunch on your own

    Are your elementary and secondary students struggling to read fluently? When they encounter words they don't know, do they just guess or skip them? Do they read slowly or inaccurately? Are your older students unable to pass standardized tests? These are obvious symptoms of decoding deficits.

    The evidence is clear. An overwhelming number of peer reviewed documents have linked strong decoding to fluent and accurate reading. Too many students are failing to acquire the skills they need to become efficient and effective readers.

    The Really Great Reading program is presenting a workshop where participants will learn to quickly and accurately identify, group and teach your students that struggle to read. Successful reading intervention begins with appropriately diagnosing and grouping students. Learn how to assess and group your students in just one step. We will teach you how our complimentary "Live Assess"½ will pinpoint the types of words a student is misreading, identify specific areas of confusion, total the types of errors, record the results, and group your students according to their decoding strengths and weaknesses. It's never been easier to diagnose and group your students.

    Participants will leave with immediate strategies to help elementary and secondary struggling readers practice what good readers do naturally, which is pay attention to every word, read with a high rate of accuracy, and use strategies for attacking unfamiliar, complex content area and multi-syllable words.

    Join us for this powerful, practical, fact-filled, activity-driven, hands-on workshop and learn to diagnose, group, and teach students with weaknesses in their foundational reading skills.

    86. Keys to Continued Professional Growth! MLDS: Developing Year 2

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: School leaders in years 3+ of experience

    Dates: 3/26/2020

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

    The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) Developing Year 2 provides principals:
    •A continuum of training and support through research based learning experiences that can be completed as a series or individually selected
    •Opportunities to develop formal and informal professional networks

    Developing Year 2 Regional Meeting 3 focuses on Keys to Continued Professional Growth. Participants will:
    •Explore the principles of effective leadership transition
    •Discuss effective public speaking and presenting
    •Learn the value of interviewing for the job you have

    It is recommended that school leaders invest in their own professional development by attending all four Developing Year 2 trainings: Understanding Your Influence; Excellence in Instructional Leadership; Teaching Studies; and Keys to Continued Professional Growth. Sign up for each individually.

    87. MLDS Emerging Level - Year 1 - Coaching and Feedback Lab #2

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 3/26/2020

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

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

    YOU MUST REGISTER FOR EACH DATE SEPARATELY

    For additional information, contact Tom Okruch at 573.986.6130

    88. Quality Eligibility Determinations

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Special education evaluation staff

    Dates: 3/26/2020

    The South Central RPDC believes in building the capacity of educators to ensure student success - including the success of special education students. To help special education teachers and administrators accomplish this goal, special education compliance consultants will provide a session on the practice of making quality eligibility determinations. The information shared will be appropriate for all who participate in the evaluation of students for special education services.

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

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

    89. The Education Rhapsody

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

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

    Dates: 3/26/2020

    Inspired by the musical stylings of Hamilton and the poetry of Taylor Mali, this session will feature performances summarizing the work of John Hattie, Robert Marzano, Anthony Muhammad, Jan Chappuis and other prominent educational researchers. Participants may elect to participate in a number of interactive activities modeled throughout the session, interact during scripted poetic pieces performed in a rap-infused style, or simply take notes and enjoy the performances designed to entertain, educate and inspire as we discuss collective teacher efficacy, assessment capable learners, feedback, formative assessment, student engagement, collaboration, leadership, and more. There's something for everybody in this fun and unique session!

    90. Beyond DuFour's Four Questions: What's Next for a PLC?

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

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

    Dates: 3/27/2020

    Does your Professional Learning Community have all of the essential elements in place to ensure student learning and is now looking to take the next step? Learn how to onboard new staff, ensure fidelity in implementation, and continue your journey towards achieving your school's vision for improvement. Specific topics discussed will be the role of the leadership team, collective teacher efficacy, Robert Marzano's High Reliability School's model, data teaming and Response to Intervention programs.

    91. Developing Writing Prompts and Collaborative Scoring Meeting 4 of 4

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 3/27/2020

    The focus of the workshop is to 1) developing age appropriate writing prompts that simulate the blended writing prompts on the EOC or Grade level tests, and 2) to administer the writing prompts and collaborative score students' essays. As we go through the process of writing prompts and then scoring, you will be able to bring to your classroom strategies that can enhance the student's writing.

    First Semester dates: October 1 and November 18
    Second Semester dates: January 24 and March 27

    PLEASE REGISTER FOR EACH DATE SEPARATELY.

    92. Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP) & Missouri Connections

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: School Counselors and/or School District leaders that are responsible for the development and implementation of the Individual Career Academic Plans (ICAP).

    Dates: 3/27/2020

    This workshop will provide an overview of the Missouri Individual Career & Academic Plan (ICAP) now available as a part of Missouri Connections CIS360 just in time for the beginning of enrollment season.

    This new feature includes a series of activities consisting of assessments, modules and components assigned by grade level beginning in the 8th grade and culminating in the 12th grade. As students' complete ICAP activities in CIS360, these populate into an ICAP Print Report compliant with SB 638 requirements.

    The morning session will be demonstration and hands-on training exploring the CIS360 online program. An optional afternoon work session will be open for attendees to continue to work/explore Missouri Connections on your own with Missouri Connections staff available to answer questions and provide user support of program components for Missouri Connections and CIS360.

    9am - 11:45am main instructional session, 12:30 - 2:30pm optional work session.

    Participants should bring a laptop without a firewall or a similar device.

    93. The Skills That Matter-Self Regulation

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: All General Education and Special Education Teachers, Counselor's, and Administrators

    Dates: 3/27/2020

    Do your students have difficulty turning in homework, getting to school on time, focusing on academics during class, studying for tests, completing all aspects of projects, or managing their emotions? Self-Regulation instruction can help your students learn to approachgoals/tasks more methodically, put more effort into identifying and working through obstacles, and overall take more responsibility for their learning/progress.

    Developed by Drs. Amy Gaumer Erickson and Pattie Noonan from the University of Kansas, the Missouri Post-Secondary Success project aims to increase students' social and emotional competencies thereby improving behavior and academic achievement, increasing graduation rates, and promoting strong post-school outcomes.

    During training, you will learn about the College and Career Competency Framework's implementation elements and create instructional plans to incorporate competency instruction into your course content.

    This training will focus on the competency of self regulation.

    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.

    94. An Introduction to the Braillenote Touch and the Focus 40 Braille display

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 3/27/2020

    Amy Wagner and Vince Cianfrone from Nanopac will be introducing the basics of the above two devices.

    95. *Transition Academy: Charting the Course for the Future

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Dates: 3/30/2020 to 3/31/2020

    DATES: Monday, March 30, and Tuesday, March 31, 2020

    TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm each day

    LOCATION: Truman State University TBA

    COST: $60 - Lunch on your own

    This two-day transition academy will prepare all educators to assist students in planning for post-secondary success. Topics will include transition assessment, best practices in planning for transition, and the essentials of self-determination.

    This academy is for both general and special education educators, transition/work experience coordinators, and administrators. Anyone working with student transition will find this academy beneficial.

    This workshop aligns with and supports Missouri Teacher/Leader Standards:
    Standard 2: Student Learning, Growth, and Development
    Standard 6: Effective Communication

    96. Emerging Advanced Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support (SW-PBS) Training - Day 4

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Current Emerging Advanced SW-PBS schools

    Dates: 3/30/2020

    There are four dates for this workshop; you must register for EACH DATE separately.
  • September 19, 2019 - Day 1
  • October 16, 2019 - Day 2
  • February 13, 2020 - Day 3
  • March 30, 2020 - Day 4

    This series of four workshops is designed for school teams continuing implementation with students at the Tier 1 level. Content will emphasize effective classroom practices, using data for quality decision-making and sustainability of the process. All aspects of the eight essential components will be reviewed and analyzed and a foundation laid for future Tier 2 work.

    Presenter: Rebecca Roberts

    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 days in advance.


  • 97. Self-Efficacy-Social/Emotional Learning for ALL Students

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 3/30/2020

    Do your students lack confidence in their abilities; think that they will always do as well or as poorly as they have done in the past; give up easily when things get difficult; or simply feel that they cannot learn the course content or succeed in school sports or arts? Attending a Self-Efficacy professional development session will help you learn more about how to support students in developing their self-efficacy with strategies like building a classroom/school culture that supports growth mindset, learning form mistakes, and focusing on effort and progress. This a FREE workshop! Lunch will be on your own.

    98. KC EL Teacher Collaboration

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: ELL Administrators and teachers

    Dates: 3/30/2020

    Join your peers for an afternoon of collaboration. Bring your problems and leave with solutions from your colleagues!

    99. Missouri Equity Lab

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

    Dates: 3/30/2020

    Educational equity means students have access to excellent teachers and receive the same high-quality education regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, language, disability, family background and/or income. The Equity Lab is an important learning opportunity for district/school teams to think about where inequity exists in their school system and to develop strategies for addressing these areas of inequity. Teams of educators from local school communities are invited to be a part of the Equity Lab to explore data, identify causes and develop strategies for ensuring all students have access to excellent teachers. Participants of the Missouri Equity Lab will: understand the new requirements under ESSA for calculating and reporting Disproportionate Rates of Access to inexperienced, out-of-field and ineffective teachers; understand new requirements for reporting strategies to DESE on addressing disproportionate rates; have a greater understanding of data at the state and local level that indicate areas of inequity; explore multiple concepts related to the difference between an equal and an equitable education; and develop actionable next steps to begin ensuring that each student in their district/school have access to excellent educators.

    100. Functional Behavior Assessment and Behavior Improvement Plans - Clinton

    Program: Project ACCESS

    Location: Henry Elementary School (Clinton, MO)

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

    Dates: 3/31/2020

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

    This workshop will:

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

    Registration will be at 8:00 a.m., with training taking place from 8:30a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please make checks payable to Project ACCESS/Missouri State University, 901 South National Avenue, Springfield, MO 65897 (fax: 417-836-6393) 866-481-3841

    101. Southwest Regional Science Collaborative Cohort - Day 4 Only

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Audience: Science Teachers

    Dates: 3/31/2020

    Join the Southwest Regional Science Collaborative Cohort! Discuss topics that matter to you. This is where Science teachers learn from each other. This is teacher-led PD with lesson/lab sharing, curriculum development, and instructional strategy/method sharing. Special speakers/guests may also attend occasionally as available. Additionally, DESE assessment and content updates/news will be provided as available. This will be an on-going group.

    Breakfast will be served with lunch on your own.