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1. Causing and Capturing Critical Thinking in the Classroom

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5. Virtual (Virtual, MO)

Audience: PK-12 teachers and administrators

Dates: 7/15/2020

Starting Today
K-12 educators will be introduced to three high leverage moves, as well as supporting strategies, for remodeling any lesson to promote critical thinking in the classroom.

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

2. Developing Problem/Project Based Learning (PBL) for the Classroom

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5. Virtual (Virtual, MO)

Audience: PreK-12 Teachers & Administrators

Dates: 7/15/2020 to 7/16/2020

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

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

3. Remote Learning 101 (Elementary) - Virtual

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 7/15/2020

Starting Today
This virtual, interactive professional learning opportunity will explore useful online tools, resources, strategies, and effective practices for remote/distance teaching and learning. Registered participants will receive a Zoom invite by email prior to the day of learning.

(A collaborative virtual follow-up will take place on Tuesday, October 6 from 3:30-5:00. This will give participants the chance to reconnect, check in, and share.)

4. MLDS SW Regional Kickoff for New Leaders! Attn: Principals/Asst. Principals July 16, 2020 (Session 1)

Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

Audience: New Leaders- Principals, Asst. Principals, Directors, Administrators

Dates: 7/16/2020

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MLDS New Leaders in the SW Region: It's time to kickoff your leadership experience and discover the Critical Firsts that all new leaders encounter in the first days, weeks, and months of your leadership journey!

We will meet on July 16 or July 24- Please select the date that works best for you! You are on the July 16th enrollment page link. We will be determining whether we can meet in person or virtually, so sign-up and we will be in touch!

Start time: 8:30 a.m. Location will be announced soon and by email. NO COST!

Should you have questions or need more information, please contact Annette Cozort (acozort@missouristate.edu)

5. Did You Read the Problem?

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5. Virtual (Virtual, MO)

Audience: K-8 Math Teachers, instructional coaches, Title 1 teachers

Dates: 7/17/2020

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How many of us have said that to a student during math? Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them is the first of 8 Mathematical Practices. During this micro-learning session, we will unpack this practice and learn several ways to encourage students to meet its potential.

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

6. Kagan Cooperative Learning Days 1-3

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5. Virtual (Virtual, MO)

Audience: PreK-12 grade educators, administrators

Dates: 7/20/2020 to 7/22/2020

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

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

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

Hotel/Housing information in Maryville, MO:

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

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

7. Kagan Cooperative Learning Days 1-5

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5. Virtual (Virtual, MO)

Audience: PreK-12 grade educators, administrators

Dates: 7/20/2020 to 7/24/2020

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

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

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

Hotel/Housing information in Maryville, MO:

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

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

8. Project Based Learning VIRTUAL Academy

Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

Dates: 7/20/2020 to 7/22/2020

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This 3-day workshop series is designed to increase engagement and academic success of K-12 students through the utilization of high quality project based learning (PBL) and management techniques in both face2face and elearning classroom instruction. The workshop will enable educators to better develop student personal and social skills required to succeed in their post secondary studies and in their careers. Participants will experience a Project Based Learning blended classroom environment while learning the nuts and bolts of PBL, and leave this three-day VIRTUAL workshop with a fully vetted PBL instructional unit ready to implement with confidence! In addition, participants will receive virtual coaching that supports implementation and reflection of the PBL unit. Participants will be divided into the following groups: #101 Jumpstart and #201 Advanced- for those who have completed 101. The series will be led by certified PBL elementary and secondary classroom teachers from Magnify Learning (magnifylearningin.org). This workshop is the pathway to receiving PBL Certification from Magnify Learning. Registration Cost: $400/per person-Individuals & $375/person-Groups of 5 or more. A ZOOM link will be sent to you prior to the workshop.

9. Quality Eligibility Determinations - Virtual Workshop

Program: RPDC - South Central

Location: Webinar (na, na)

Audience: Special education evaluation staff

Dates: 7/20/2020 to 7/22/2020

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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.

It is required that participants attend all workshop dates listed below:

Day 1 - July 20, 2020 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Day 2 - July 21, 2020 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Day 3 - July 22, 2020 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM


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

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

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

10. LETRS Volume 1, Cohort I, Session 1 (Southeast RPDC Location)

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 7/21/2020

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Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. Instruction is a mixture of face-to-face learning through structured modules and online videos of effective classroom instruction. Participants in this group must acquire LETRS materials prior to Launch on May 5th. Materials must be purchased from Voyager Sopris prior to start date. If unsure how/where to purchase call 573-651-2083 for that information or email crodgers@semo.edu. Training dates for this cohort group are a.m. only on May 5th, but full day on July 21, Oct. 1, Nov. 18, and Jan 14 and will address a launch and each of the four LETRS Units respectively. There will be one charge for the series, but you must register for ALL five dates separately.

11. How to Bring Clarity to Student Outcomes

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5. Virtual (Virtual, MO)

Audience: K-12 Educators, Administrators

Dates: 7/21/2020

New Domain Session
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This micro-learning focuses on how teachers gain clarity through constructing learning intentions and success criteria aligned to the standards that allow students to identify where they are going, how they are progressing and where they will go next and focuses on answering two critical questions:
1. How can clarity improve teaching and learning?
2. How does clarity serve as the foundation for other powerful, evidence-based practices?

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

This training is also offered on June 10

12. Re-entering the Classroom

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5. Virtual (Virtual, MO)

Audience: PreK-12 Educators & Administrators

Dates: 7/21/2020

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Educators will learn the six guiding principles leading to a trauma informed approach to re-entering the classroom. Strategies will be provided to support each principle.

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

13. VIRTUAL Student Engagement Series: Routines and Procedures

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Location: 5. Virtual (Virtual, MO)

Dates: 7/21/2020 to 9/24/2020

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This is a 6 part series that will all be delivered via Zoom. Session 1 & 2: Session 1 will focus on establishing and teaching expectations, teacher/student relationships, cooperative learning, and a brief introduction to a growth mindset. Session 2 will be a short follow-up zoom meeting to discuss the implementation of strategies from session 1.

14. Developing Proficiency Scales 101

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5. Virtual (Virtual, MO)

Audience: K-12 Educators, Administrators

Dates: 7/22/2020

New Domain Session
Are you wanting to learn more about creating proficiency scales? In this micro learning experience, teachers will learn how to create proficiency scales. This practice aligns with standards-based grading practices. Participants will create proficiency scales to use in their classrooms.

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

This training is also offered on June 11

15. Intro to Trauma

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5. Virtual (Virtual, MO)

Audience: PreK-12 Educators & Administrators

Dates: 7/22/2020

What does it mean to be a trauma-informed school? What are the signs of students who have experienced trauma? Join us as we define trauma and how it impacts students in our schools and learn how the brain is impacted by the effects of trauma.

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

16. Missouri Leadership Development System Emerging 1 Leaders - Day 1 - Virtual Workshop

Program: RPDC - South Central

Location: Webinar (na, na)

Audience: Building Principals

Dates: 7/22/2020

There are five dates for this workshop. You must register for EACH REGIONAL MEETING separately.
  • July 22 - Regional Meeting 1 Critical First
  • September 16 - Regional Meeting 2
  • October Coaching Lab - October 14, 15, 16 @ SCRPDC and Rolla Public Schools
  • January 20 - Regional Meeting 3
  • February Coaching Lab - February 23, 24, 25, 26 - Locations TBA

    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.

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

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

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

  • 17. Present Day Bullying and the Influence of Social Media

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

    Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

    Dates: 7/22/2020

    Are you Concerned About the Impact Social Media is Having on our Students? In order to understand how technology is changing the lives of students in our classrooms, we need to know more about how social media impacts them. Today's virtual session will explore some popular social media applications and how students may be using them. We will explore and discuss the connections they are making as digital natives while considering best ways to inform parents. Participants will also shift focus to explore how bullying has changed in response to technological advances. Using current research, we'll examine connections between smartphones, social media applications, and the occurrences of bullying among students. Discussion and will surround claims that students' communication skills have changed. The ability to text and post on social media is impacting person to person discussion and deep conversations. Students are surrounded by the internet, social media, and other digital innovations. This VIRTUAL professional development session will encompass sites that we need to be cautious about and monitor as well as how technology has altered how bullying has evolved over the last few years. (3 hours) You are invited to a Zoom meeting. When: Jul 22, 2020 09:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this meeting: https://umsystem.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMoceGgqTsvEtaQBB94rNNF8nKk-gC7S8aR After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    18. Remote Learning 101 (Secondary) - Virtual

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 7/22/2020

    This virtual, interactive professional learning opportunity will explore useful online tools, resources, strategies, and effective practices for remote/distance teaching and learning. Registered participants will receive a Zoom invite by email prior to the day of learning.

    (A collaborative virtual follow-up will take place on Tuesday, October 13 from 3:30-5:00. This will give participants the chance to reconnect, check in, and share.)

    19. Kagan Cooperative Learning Days 4-5

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. Virtual (Virtual, MO)

    Audience: PreK-12 grade educators, administrators

    Dates: 7/23/2020 to 7/24/2020

    Continue your Cooperative Learning Training.
    Prerequisite: Must have previously completed Kagan Cooperative Learning Structures Days 1-3


    Come and learn easy ways to use Kagan Structures as a part of every lesson, creating greater engagement, deeper understanding of the content, improved retention, and greater liking for class and content. Kagan will give you the Seven Keys to unlock the door to successful cooperative learning. Save valuable time and energy with easy-to-use structures that make lesson planning a snap. Supported by a large body of scientific research, and proven effective in countless classrooms, schools, and districts, this revolutionary way to teach is transforming teaching and learning. If you want more fun in teaching, highly engaged students who love your classroom, and elevated test scores, this workshop is for you!

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


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

    Hotel/Housing information in Maryville, MO:

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

    20. MLDS SW Regional Kickoff for New Leaders! Attn: Principals/Asst. Principals July 24, 2020 (Session 2 option)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Audience: New Leaders, Principals, Asst. Principals, Directors, Administrators

    Dates: 7/24/2020

    MLDS New Leaders in the SW Region: It's time to kickoff your leadership experience and discover the Critical Firsts that all new leaders encounter in the first days, weeks, and months of your leadership journey!

    We will meet on July 16 or July 24- Please select the date that works best for you! You are on the July 24th enrollment date link! We will be determining whether we can meet in person or virtually, so sign-up and we will be in touch!

    Start time: 8:30 a.m. Location will be announced soon and by email. NO COST!

    Should you have questions or need more information, please contact Annette Cozort (acozort@missouristate.edu)

    21. NEW! Reaching and Teaching V - VIRTUAL

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 7/27/2020

    The best reading instruction in phonics and decoding includes activities that explore word meaning and sentence level knowledge. This workshop is designed to explore the primary components that bridge word recognition and language comprehension that lead to successful reading comprehension. These activities and strategies include: 1) the many dimensions of word knowledge (vocabulary); 2) the understanding and application of sentence structures and cohesive devices; 3) and engaging students in close reading of complex text.

    22. MLDS for New Leaders Year 1

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: School leaders in their first years of school leadership

    Dates: 7/28/2020 to 5/4/2021

    The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is a series of professional learning experiences specifically tailored to develop leadership capacity across multiple domains of leadership. Research and practical experience confirm the impact of leadership on multiple aspects of school life, personal satisfaction, recruitment and retention of faculty and staff, and student achievement, to name a few.


    Essential activities will include, but are not limited to

    • productive and relevant mentoring (Emerging Level - years 1 and 2).

    • comprehensive and progressive learning treatments designed to meet principals' needs at their current level of experience (Emerging and Developing Levels).

    • opportunities to develop formal and informal professional networks.

    • relevant leadership learning facilitated by MLDS specialists, delivered in a format that honors a principal's time.


    Join this cohort and watch your leadership skill and professional network grow. Not sure which cohort to join? Just ask!

    23. Enhancing Your Expertise Seminar (EYES)

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

    Audience: Teachers in Years 3-8 of their career

    Dates: 7/28/2020 to 6/8/2021

    This new one-year cadre program has been developed with mid-career (3-8 years experience) teachers in mind. The Seminar will give teachers opportunities to learn and practice high-engagement strategies, and add high-impact instructional practices to their teaching repertoire. This program will not require the loss of any classroom time for the teacher!

    ALL SESSIONS WILL BE CONDUCTED VIRTUALLY. Cadre members will begin with two 90 minute virtual sessions on July 28 & 29. Six additional Study Sessions will be held throughout the year, focusing on research-based high-impact instructional practices and engagement strategies. ALL PRACTICES AND STRATEGIES WILL BE TAUGHT FOR USE IN FACE-TO-FACE OR VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION. Study Sessions will have a follow-up small group session about two weeks later, giving cadre members the opportunity to debrief their use of the new strategies and receive peer feedback and coaching assistance.

    *SESSIONS CAN BE TAKEN AS SINGLE SESSIONS-Register separately.
    July 21: Differentiation Strategies and Tips
    Sept 24: Using Learning Intentions and Success Criteria for High Return
    Nov. 3 : Using Common Formative Assessments and Meaningful Feedback to Bridge the Gaps

    Contact Kat Nicolaus at nicolausk@umkc for more information.

    Cost structure:
    $499 annually per participant
    OR $399 annually per participant if your district sends 3 or more
    OR $299 annually per participant if your district is a RPDC member or Region 3 DCI district

    All participants get a $200 non-transferrable certificate toward KCRPDC programs of their choice in 2021-2022.

    24. Trauma Triage-Setting Up a Positive Classroom

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

    Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

    Dates: 7/28/2020

    This VIRTUAL workshop will focus on research-based practices that increase the likelihood of appropriate behavior, decrease inappropriate behavior, and increase academic instructional time for all students. Participants will focus on setting up a positive classroom environment in the aftermath of COVID-19. We will discuss setting up clear classroom expectations and rules, creating procedures and routines, active supervision skills (and more) all through a trauma-informed lens! This training references the MO SW-PBS Classroom Effective Practices and is designed for classroom teachers. (3 hours) You are invited to a Zoom meeting. When: Jul 28, 2020 09:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this meeting: https://umsystem.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMufuypqzIuHtXc5fxydCepZyvpsNIPwK_U After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    25. MLDS Emerging Level I

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 7/29/2020 to 3/9/2021

    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 29, 2020 - Regional Meeting I
    September 29, 2020 - Regional Meeting II
    November 18, 2020 (additional dates TBD) - Feedback and Coaching Lab (various school sites) - Attend only one date.
    January 20, 2021 - Regional Meeting III
    March 9 or 17 or 23, 2021 - Feedback and Coaching Lab (various school sites) - Attend only one date.

    For additional information, contact Vince Powell at 573.651.5962.

    26. New to School-Wide Positive Behavior Support (SW-PBS)

    Program: RPDC - Central

    Location: Online Learning (Online Learning, On)

    Audience: School staff members new to SW-PBS framework

    Dates: 7/30/2020

    Are you a new teacher or administrator in a SW-PBS school and have never participated in SW-PBS training? We are offering this half-day VIRTUAL Tier 1 Refresher Training for staff members and administrators new to SW-PBS. The training will focus on understanding the components of the Tier 1 process.

    27. Building Collective Efficacy and Creating Momentum for Change

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

    Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

    Dates: 7/30/2020

    In this two-hour, online event, participants will learn more about the concept John Hattie has identified as having the single, highest influence on student learning: Collective Teacher Efficacy. We'll learn what it is, how teacher leaders and administrators can work together to develop it among faculty members, and how we can leverage it to create momentum for change and positive increases in student achievement.

    28. Trauma Triage-Setting Up a Positive Classroom

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

    Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

    Dates: 7/30/2020

    This VIRTUAL workshop will focus on research-based practices that increase the likelihood of appropriate behavior, decrease inappropriate behavior, and increase academic instructional time for all students. Participants will focus on setting up a positive classroom environment in the aftermath of COVID-19. We will discuss setting up clear classroom expectations and rules, creating procedures and routines, active supervision skills (and more) all through a trauma-informed lens! This training references the MO SW-PBS Classroom Effective Practices and is designed for classroom teachers. (3 hours) You are invited to a Zoom meeting. When: Jul 30, 2020 01:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this meeting: https://umsystem.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUpcuygrDgsGdN_W6ai382oTdGMnJLaGaS5 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    29. Help Me - Help You! Building the Mentor - Mentee Relationship - Virtual Workshop

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: Webinar (na, na)

    Audience: Mentor Teachers

    Dates: 8/3/2020 to 8/5/2020

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

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

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

    In order to adequately explore all the Missouri Mentoring Program Standards, attendance is required at all sessions.

    Day 1 - August 3, 2020 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Day 2 - August 4, 2020 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Day 3 - August 5, 2020 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

    30. LETRS Launch - Virtual Workshop

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: Webinar (na, na)

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

    Dates: 8/3/2020

    This LETRS Launch is an orientation meeting to introduce the course, explain the log in process, discuss how the online course and face to face PD intertwine, etc.

    Participants will have the opportunity to meet the facilitators, ask questions, learn about the requirements before the first face-to-face training and discuss any concerns about the timeline or the course. After the meeting, participants will complete the Unit 1 pre-assessment.

    Participants have the option to attend via Zoom. Please sign up and then email Debra Jones jonesdebr@mst.edu to request to attend via Zoom.

    LETRS Cohort dates are as follows: Participants will register for these dates separately.

    Session 1: Unit 1 The Challenge of Learning to Read - September 29, 2020
    Session 2: Unit 2 The Speech Sounds of English - November 10, 2020
    Session 3: Unit 3 Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling - January 11, 2021
    Session 4: Unit 4 Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition - March 2, 2021

    LETRS Cohort registration fee is $400 for all four dates. This fee is in addition to the materials fee of $350 paid separately to Voyager Sopris.

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

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

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

    31. Special Education Boot Camp

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. Virtual (Virtual, MO)

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

    Dates: 8/3/2020 to 8/13/2020

    Here is the boost you need to power up for a great year! This workshop will help you start up your classroom, prepare scheduling, drive the paperwork process from initial evaluation through placement including understanding disabilities, reports, developing IEP present levels /objectives, deal with challenging parents and students, plus understanding accommodations and modifications.
    This session is beneficial for new special education teachers and directors or those desiring a refresher before the school year begins.

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

    32. What is SW-PBS? - Virtual Workshop

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: Webinar (na, na)

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

    Dates: 8/3/2020 to 8/5/2020

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

    It is required that participants attend all workshop dates listed below:

    Day 1 - August 3, 2020 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Day 2 - August 4, 2020 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Day 3 - August 5, 2020 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM


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

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

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

    33. Sliding into Social Studies: The Basics for Teachers New To Social Studies Education

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 8/3/2020 to 8/4/2020

    This workshop is designed for teachers grades K-8 who are new to teaching social studies or working to integrate social studies into their curriculum. Topics will include the purpose of teaching social studies, social studies curriculum basics, and social studies instructional practices.

    34. LETRS: Volume 2, Units 5-8

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

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

    Dates: 8/4/2020 to 4/5/2021

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

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


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

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

    35. CIS 360 MO Connections/ICAP - Individual Career & Academic Plan 8th to 12th Grade Level Components (Session 1)

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

    Location: Heart of MO-RPDC Zoom - Virtual Training (Columbia, MO)

    Dates: 8/4/2020

    Virtual Training via ZOOM: Training will provide an overview of the Missouri Individual Career & Academic Plan (ICAP) available as a part of Missouri Connections CIS360. This 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. Training will demonstrate from a student perspective: Access to Missouri Connections CIS360 system; 8th - 12th grade level ICAP Components; ICAP Print Report. Prior to training, registrants will receive a confirmation email with a ZOOM link to training.

    36. What Principals Need to Know About Special Education

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Principals and Assistant Principals

    Dates: 8/4/2020

    This workshop provides basic compliance and process information for principals who may oversee the implementation of special education requirements in their buildings. Specific topics will include responsibilities of the LEA Representative at IEP meetings, timelines involved in the special education process, and an overview of disciplinary requirements for children with special education needs. Social distancing requirements will be adhered to as required by university, local, state, or national requirements. In the event of a stay-at-home order, the training will be provided via Zoom.

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

    Lunch will not be provided.

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

    37. CIS 360 MO Connections/ICAP - Individual Career & Academic Plan - Student Course Plan (Session 2)

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

    Location: Heart of MO-RPDC Zoom - Virtual Training (Columbia, MO)

    Dates: 8/4/2020

    Virtual Training via ZOOM: Course Planner is an integral part in the development of a student's Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP). Course Planner allows students to choose a district-defined pathway, which populates recommended courses across grade/subject levels. Training will introduce the basic functions of Course Planner and how students select courses for grades 9 - 12 which populate into an ICAP Print Report compliant with SB 638 requirements. Training will demonstrate from a student perspective: Access to Missouri Connections CIS360 system; Course Planner Dashboard; Course Planning by Grade and Subject; District Defined Pathways; Repeatable Courses; Modifying a Course Plan; Dual Enrollment courses; ICAP Print Report. Prior to training, registrants will receive a confirmation email with a ZOOM link to training.

    38. CIS 360 MO Connections/ICAP - Individual Career & Academic Plan - Course Planner - District/Site Level Setup (Session 3)

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

    Location: Heart of MO-RPDC Zoom - Virtual Training (Columbia, MO)

    Dates: 8/4/2020

    Virtual Training via ZOOM: The Missouri Connections CIS360 Course Planner tool allows each school district to enter subject categories, terms, courses, pathways, dual enrollment information and awarding bodies. This training will demonstrate how to set up the course planner at the district-level and activate site level components. Training will demonstrate from the district/site administrator perspective: District Account Access; District Level Course Planner Setup; Subjects; Terms; Courses; Pathways; Awarding Bodies; Dual Enrollment Site Level Activation; Courses to Exclude; Pathways. Prior to training, registrants will receive a confirmation email with a ZOOM link to training.

    39. LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) Training Overview 2020

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

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

    Audience: administrators, directors, literacy coaches, &/or teams of reading teachers

    Dates: 8/4/2020


    DATE: Tuesday, August 4, 2020

    TIME: 1:00-3:00pm

    LOCATION: TBA

    COST: Free


    "LETRS teaches the science of reading. With neuro-imaging, we now know exactly what the brain must do to go from print to speech and speech to print. LETRS breaks all of this down in a way that is easy to understand, and then it explains how you can apply this information in meaningful ways in the classroom."
    --Sonya Taylor, Clark Co. R-I


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

    LETRS
    >provides a robust online learning experience,
    >integrates assessment considerations and tools for each topic,
    >guides teachers through classroom curriculum development, and
    >includes engaging videos that show teachers demonstrating effective instruction.

    The LETRS course of study will include four face-to-face sessions scheduled strategically throughout the implementation. These sessions will incorporate Bridge-to-Practice activities and discussions of instructional strategies, as well as reflection on the integration of new learning, ensuring greater transfer to classroom application.

    Join us to hear how this K-12 Literacy PD opportunity can help your students!

    "LETRS training opens your eyes to the importance of early literacy skills and provides you with the tools to help your students find success in reading."
    --Casey Chapman, Kirksville R-III

    40. LETRS Vol. 1 (Units 1-4) VIRTUAL

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 8/5/2020 to 3/11/2021

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides K-5 teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. The 'blended learning' format of this series includes face-to-face learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. Parking and lunch are included in registration. Breakfast on your own. SPECIAL NOTES: 1) There are five 'face to face' dates for this workshop series. We will focus on each of the four LETRS units respectively, including the online platform launch. Day 1/Launch and Unit 1, Part I: LETRS Launch / The Challenge of Learning to Read Day 2/Unit 1, Part II: The Challenge of Learning to Read, cont. Day 3/Unit 2: The Speech Sounds of English Day 4/Unit 3: Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling Day 5/Unit 4: Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition 2) Participants must purchase LETRS workbook prior to Day 1. Estimated cost for materials from Voyager Sopris is $350 per person. For more information on how/where to purchase materials, please call Jana Loge at 417-836-6319 or janaloge@missouristate.edu" 3) Registration fee for all five 'face to face' dates is $500. This fee includes lunch and parking, and is in addition to the LETRS materials (online platform and manual) purchased from Voyager Sopris for $350.

    41. *Beginning Teacher Assistance Program - Level 1: Mentors - Initial Training

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

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

    Audience: Mentors to Beginning Teacher Assistance Program participants who have not previously attended the New Teacher Induction Academy Mentor Training

    Dates: 8/5/2020

    DATE: Wednesday, August 5, 2020

    TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

    LOCATION: TBA

    COST: $30

    Quality mentors are needed to provide reassurance, guidance, and practical assistance to new teachers as they begin their teaching career. This Beginning Teacher Assistance Program-Year 1: Mentors - Initial Training is for those mentors who have not previously attended a New Teacher Induction Academy Mentor Training. Core content of this training will include the new Mentor Standards, as well as the roles, duties, and responsibilities of the mentor.

    Please bring the following 3 items to this workshop:
    1. a copy of the Mentoring section from the district's Professional Development Plan,
    2. the Individual Professional Development Plan form and any other documentation required by the district for the mentoring process, and
    3. the district Mentor/Mentee Handbook.

    [Mentors will also need to attend 2 sessions with their mentee on 8/6 and 4/29. Please register for this training separately.]

    42. Mentor Training

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

    Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

    Dates: 8/5/2020 to 8/7/2020

    Just as the quality of instruction that students receive has a tremendous impact on their performance, the quality of mentoring that new teachers receive can significantly influence their development. This system of support provides a district with the infrastructure to develop a confident beginning teacher and capable mentor. Mentors will experience a two-day academy specifically for them to develop skills to support the growth and development of the novice teacher. Choose one of the half day sessions (either Wednesday or Friday) and come with your beginning teacher on Thursday. When enrolled with your Beginning Teacher, the mentor tuition is free. When enrolled without a Beginning Teacher, the fee is $50.

    43. Beginning Teacher Assistance Program - Maryville Sessions

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: PK-12 Beginning Teachers

    Dates: 8/6/2020 to 2/17/2021

    NEW TEACHER REGISTER HERE

    Just as the quality of instruction that students receive has a tremendous impact on their performance, the quality of mentoring that new teachers receive can significantly influence their development. This system of support and optional in-district coaching provides a district with the infrastructure to develop a confident beginning teacher and capable mentor. This series meets the Initial Professional Certification (IPC) requirement of participating in a beginning teacher assistance program and aligns to the new Missouri Teacher Standards.

    In-district support provided by NWRPDC staff, further supports a teacher's first year at a deeper, more individualized level. Please contact RPDC office for information.

    Day 1 New Teacher and Mentor:
    *Classroom management

    Day 2 New Teacher and Mentor:
    *Understanding the roles and responsibilities of mentors and new teachers
    *Establishing relationships
    *Lesson design

    Day 3 New Teacher and Principal:
    *Parent/Teacher Conferences
    *Lesson design/questioning
    *Getting to know the New Teacher Standards
    *Certification-Professional Development Plan
    *Educational Law-MSTA Attorney

    Day 4 New Teacher and Mentor or Principal:
    *Educational Speaker

    Day 5 New Teacher:
    *Lesson design/diverse classroom *End of year procedures
    *Reflect on year one and plan for year two

    MENTOR MUST REGISTER SEPARATELY UNDER MENTOR LINK

    Lunch included.
    Optional two hours graduate credit is available.

    44. Beginning Teacher Assistance Program - Trenton Sessions

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5 Barton Farms, NCMC (Trenton, MO)

    Audience: PK-12 Beginning Teachers

    Dates: 8/6/2020 to 2/16/2021

    NEW TEACHER REGISTER HERE

    Just as the quality of instruction that students receive has a tremendous impact on their performance, the quality of mentoring that new teachers receive can significantly influence their development. This system of support and optional in-district coaching provides a district with the infrastructure to develop a confident beginning teacher and capable mentor. This series meets the Initial Professional Certification (IPC) requirement of participating in a beginning teacher assistance program and aligns to the new Missouri Teacher Standards.

    In-district support provided by NWRPDC staff, further supports a teacher's first year at a deeper, more individualized level. Please contact RPDC office for information.

    Day 1 New Teacher and Mentor:
    *Classroom management

    Day 2 New Teacher and Mentor:
    *Understanding the roles and responsibilities of mentors and new teachers
    *Establishing relationships
    *Lesson design

    Day 3 New Teacher and Principal:
    *Parent/Teacher Conferences
    *Lesson design/questioning
    *Getting to know the New Teacher Standards
    *Certification-Professional Development Plan
    *Educational Law-MSTA Attorney

    Day 4 New Teacher and Mentor or Principal:
    *Educational Speaker

    Day 5 New Teacher:
    *Lesson design/diverse classroom *End of year procedures
    *Reflect on year one and plan for year two

    MENTOR MUST REGISTER SEPARATELY UNDER MENTOR LINK

    Lunch included.
    Optional two hours graduate credit is available.

    45. LETRS Vol 2 Units 5-8

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 8/6/2020 to 2/2/2021

    LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) units address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. Units 5-8 focus specifically on oral language and vocabulary, understanding reading comprehension, text-driven comprehension instruction, and the reading-writing connection. Completion of LETRS Vol. 1 (Units 1-4) is a prerequisite to Vol. 2. The 'blended learning' format of Vol. 2 series includes four face-to-face training dates (one day for each of the units), and an online course (through Voyager Sopris) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. Registration for four F2F dates includes parking and lunch for $450. Breakfast on your own. Estimated cost for LETRS Vol. 2 manual and online course is $350 per person. Total cost $800.

    46. Mentor - Beginning Teacher Program - Maryville Sessions

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5 Varies (Maryville/St Joseph, MO)

    Audience: PK-12 Beginning Teachers

    Dates: 8/6/2020 to 10/27/2020

    MENTORS OF FIRST YEAR TEACHERS REGISTER HERE

    Just as the quality of instruction that students receive has a tremendous impact on their performance, the quality of mentoring that new teachers receive can significantly influence their development. This system of support and optional in-district coaching provides a district with the infrastructure to develop a confident beginning teacher and capable mentor. Mentors will experience a two-day academy specifially for them to develop skills to support the growth and development of the novice teacher.

    In-district support provided by NWRPDC staff, further supports a teacher's first year at a deeper, more individualized level. Please contact RPDC office for information.

    Day 1 New Teacher and Mentor:
    *Mentor Academy

    Day 2 New Teacher and Mentor:
    *Understanding the roles and responsibilities of mentors and new teachers
    *Establishing relationships
    *Lesson design

    Day 3 Mentor Academy:
    *Expanding coaching and feedback skills

    BEGINNING TEACHERS MUST REGISTER SEPARATELY UNDER BEGINNING TEACHER LINK

    Lunch included.
    Optional one hour of graduate credit is available.

    47. Mentor - Beginning Teacher Program - Trenton Sessions

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5 Varies (Maryville/St Joseph, MO)

    Audience: PK-12 Beginning Teachers

    Dates: 8/6/2020 to 10/27/2020

    MENTORS OF FIRST YEAR TEACHERS REGISTER HERE

    Just as the quality of instruction that students receive has a tremendous impact on their performance, the quality of mentoring that new teachers receive can significantly influence their development. This system of support and optional in-district coaching provides a district with the infrastructure to develop a confident beginning teacher and capable mentor. Mentors will experience a two-day academy specifially for them to develop skills to support the growth and development of the novice teacher.

    In-district support provided by NWRPDC staff, further supports a teacher's first year at a deeper, more individualized level. Please contact RPDC office for information.

    Day 1 New Teacher and Mentor:
    *Mentor Academy

    Day 2 New Teacher and Mentor:
    *Understanding the roles and responsibilities of mentors and new teachers
    *Establishing relationships
    *Lesson design

    Day 3 Mentor Academy:
    *Expanding coaching and feedback skills

    BEGINNING TEACHERS MUST REGISTER SEPARATELY UNDER BEGINNING TEACHER LINK

    Lunch included.
    Optional one hour of graduate credit is available.

    48. *Beginning Teacher Assistance Program - Emerging Level 1: Mentors

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

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

    Audience: Mentors to Beginning Teacher Assistance Program-Emerging Level 1 Participants

    Dates: 8/6/2020 to 4/29/2021

    TENTATIVE DATES: Thursdays - August 6, 2020 & April 29, 2021

    TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

    LOCATION: TBA

    COST: $50 - 2 full-day sessions

    Quality mentors are needed to provide reassurance, guidance, and practical assistance to new teachers as they begin their teaching career. This program will focus on building the professional relationship between the mentor and new teacher to make the most of the beginning teacher program. Additionally, the roles, duties, and responsibilities of the mentor and beginning teacher will be addressed, including certification and professional development requirements.

    Previously, Mentor/New Teacher Paired Training and the New Teacher Induction Academy were two separate programs; however, these two programs have now been melded into one where mentors participate in two sessions of the Beginning Teacher Assistance Program-Emerging Level 1 with their mentee. [Please see note below regarding initial training session on August 5.]

    All mentors will need to attend these sessions with their mentee. Mentors are asked to bring the following 3 items to the sessions:
    1. a copy of the Mentoring section from the district's Professional Development Plan,
    2. the Individual Professional Development Plan form and any other documentation required by the district for the mentoring process, and
    3. the district Mentor/Mentee Handbook.

    [Mentors who have not previously attended a New Teacher Academy/BTAP Mentor Training will also need to attend the initial mentor training session on August 5. Core content of this training will include the new Mentor Standards. Please register for this training separately.]

    49. *Beginning Teacher Assistance Program - Emerging Level 1: New Teachers

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Dates: 8/6/2020 to 4/29/2021


    TENTATIVE DATES: Thursdays: August 6, October 1, 2020; April 29, 2021

    TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

    LOCATION: TBA

    COST: $300* - 3 sessions + spring on-site support visits as requested; Fred Jones' book Tools for Teaching included
    *2 or more new teachers from same district enrolled in Level 1 pay only $250 per teacher; discount taken after conclusion of program

    This 3-level professional development opportunity is designed to provide support & strategies for new teachers and is based on the new Missouri Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) Standards. In addition, a network of support and collegiality will be created among new teachers as they meet throughout this year-long program. Core content will include the Missouri Learning Standards (MLS) Expectations, Teacher Standards, Educator Evaluation Standards, Classroom Management, and effective research-based instructional strategies.

    During Level 1, new teachers will meet for one session prior to the start of school with their mentor, one session with their administrator and an MSTA lawyer, and the last session with mentors. Spring on-site support visits can be requested.

    This workshop helps meet the Initial Professional Certification requirement for participating in a Beginning Teacher Assistance Program.

    50. 2020-2021 Beginning Teachers Yr 1 and Yr 2

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

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

    Dates: 8/6/2020 to 4/13/2021

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

    51. CIS 360; Missouri Connections/ICAP - VIRTUAL Training

    Program: RPDC - Central

    Location: Online Learning (Online Learning, On)

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

    Dates: 8/6/2020

    This virtual training will provide an overview of the Missouri Individual Career & Academic Plan (ICAP) now available as a part of Missouri Connections CIS360. We will cover the following:

    9:00am-10:30am - Individual Career & Academic Plan (ICAP) 8th - 12th Grade Level Components

    11:00am-12:30pm - Individual Career & Academic Plan (ICAP) Student Course Plan

    1:00pm-2:30pm - Course Planner - District/Site Level Setup

    The Instructor, Jay Webster, will email you with instructions and the links for each session.

    52. Developing Quality IEPs - A 2-Part Zoom Meeting

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Various Locations (various, MO)

    Dates: 8/6/2020 to 8/10/2020

    DATE: Thursday, August 6, & Monday, August 10, 2020

    TIME: 9:00-11:00am both days

    LOCATION: Zoom

    COST: Free

    This workshop is designed for teachers who are relatively new to Special Education. It will take participants from the process of preparing the parent/guardian for an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) to creating a compliant IEP that is designed to meet the individual needs of a special education student. This workshop utilizes the Missouri state model IEP forms.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Participants are asked to please have a copy of an IEP, as well as Forms B, C, D, E, F, & G available to get the most from this workshop.
    Forms are located at dese.mo.gov/special-education/compliance/special-education-forms.

    Session 1 will address the Special Education Process and Forms B-E & G.
    Session 2 will address SMART Goals, IEP sections 3-7, and Form F.

    This workshop is recommended for all educators (general ed, special ed, administrators) who teach students with disabilities in inclusive classrooms.

    This workshop supports Missouri Teacher Standard #1: Content Knowledge and Perspectives Aligned with Appropriate Instruction; and Standard #2: Teaching and Learning.

    53. Mentoring Academy (Meeting 1 of 2)

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 8/6/2020

    CALLING ALL FIRST-TIME MENTORS OF NEW TEACHERS!

    Mentoring Academy is for first-time mentors of first or second year teachers. Mentors will focus on the role, duties and responsibilities that impact success. The Missouri Mentoring Program Standards will be reviewed and discussed. Skills and strategies will help strengthen the mentorship role. Mentors will experience a two-day academy specifically designed for the growth and development of the novice teacher.

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

    *NOTE: Participants must register for EACH date separately:

    August 6, 2020
    January 12, 2021
    Dr. Laura Riffel, the Behavior Doctor, will provide an evidence-based interventions for classroom management. Classroom Management typically conjures images of discipline and control for many. However, it is the creation of a supportive climate that has an environment set up for success, where replacement behaviors are taught, and responses are framed to reinforce the replacement behavior rather than the use of a reactive approach. She will share 20 different classroom management interventions throughout the presentation. This is for ALL teachers K-12, both general education and special education. Participants will receive a link to join the presentation and an opportunity for Q&A, as well as working with students' anxiety as they return to school in the fall. Time is from 8:30-11:30 and 12:30-2:00 on August 7.

    This is a virtual event. Registered participants will receive a Zoom invite.

    55. Paraprofessional Training & Support

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: PK-12 Para-Professionals

    Dates: 8/7/2020

    This hands-on, interactive workshop will concentrate on training for new and experienced para-professionals to be successful in their school assignments. Receive a toolbox of strategies to assist with student behavior, instruction, building relationships with students, and more.

    Lunch included.

    This training will also be offered on August 10.

    56. Setting Up a Trauma Triage Positive Classroom

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

    Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

    Dates: 8/7/2020

    This workshop will focus on research-based practices that increase the likelihood of appropriate behavior, decrease inappropriate behavior, and increase academic instructional time for all students. Participants will focus on setting up a positive classroom environment in the aftermath of COVID-19. We will discuss setting up clear classroom expectations and rules, creating procedures and routines, active supervision skills (and more) all through a trauma-informed lens! This training references the MO SW-PBS Classroom Effective Practices and is designed for classroom teachers.

    57. Setting Up a Trauma Triage Positive Classroom - SWPBS Partner Schools ONLY

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

    Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

    Dates: 8/7/2020

    Available to our Partner Schools ONLY: This workshop will focus on research-based practices that increase the likelihood of appropriate behavior, decrease inappropriate behavior, and increase academic instructional time for all students. Participants will focus on setting up a positive classroom environment in the aftermath of COVID-19. We will discuss setting up clear classroom expectations and rules, creating procedures and routines, active supervision skills (and more) all through a trauma-informed lens! This training references the MO SW-PBS Classroom Effective Practices and is designed for classroom teachers.

    58. Paraprofessional Training & Support

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5 Polo R-VII School District (Polo, MO)

    Audience: PK-12 Para-Professionals

    Dates: 8/10/2020

    This hands-on, interactive workshop will concentrate on training for new and experienced para-professionals to be successful in their school assignments. Receive a toolbox of strategies to assist with student behavior, instruction, building relationships with students, and more.

    Lunch included.

    This training will also be offered on August 7.

    59. Special Education 101 for Principals

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

    Audience: Principals at any Level

    Dates: 8/10/2020

    School principals often end up as the Local Education Agency (LEA) representative at an IEP meeting. Do you know what that means and what you are responsible for as the LEA rep? Not knowing can have serious legal consequences. We will review what you need to know about the special education program that is operating in your building and what you can do to keep the program operating successfully while meeting compliance and federal standards.

    Registration and Morning Refreshments begin a 8:30 am with the presentation starting at 9 am.

    60. Powerful Learning Series: Peer Observation & Coaching

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

    Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

    Dates: 8/11/2020

    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"½½ classrooms, and coaching support teams.

    61. Teacher Academy 2020-2021

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: Audience: Teachers who have completed the application process

    Dates: 8/11/2020 to 6/3/2021


    What is the Program Design?

    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 and the one day fall statewide kickoff session and one day winter statewide meeting. Tuition, transportation, food and substitutes will be the responsibility of the school or individual.

    Who Qualifies to be a Teacher Academy Fellow?
    • A current classroom teacher with three years of classroom experience
    • A teacher with demonstrated classroom effectiveness
    • A teacher with a commitment to sustained professional growth

    How are Academy Fellows Selected?

    Fellows are selected from a regional application process which requires a narrative response to a set of questions and two letters of recommendation.

    Cost $499 Annually for participants from non-member districts or $299 annually for KCRPDC members and/or from schools participating in SW-PBS, or DCI through the KCRPDC.

    Please contact Kat Nicolaus - nicolausk@umkc.edu - for more information.

    Teachers whose application has been received and approved may register here.

    62. LETRS Volume 2, Session 1 (Southeast RPDC Location)

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 8/12/2020

    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. The two primary areas of focus for this volume are comprehension and writing. Participants in this group must acquire LETRS Volume 2 materials prior to Session 1. Materials must be purchased from Voyager Sopris prior to start date. If unsure how/where to purchase call 573-651-2083 for that information or email crodgers@semo.edu. Training dates for this cohort group are full day Aug. 12, Oct. 21, Dec. 7, and Feb. 2, and will address Units 5 thru 8. There will be one charge for the series, but you must register for ALL four dates separately.

    63. New to School-Wide Positive Behavior Support?

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: PK-12 PBS New Team Members/Administrators

    Dates: 8/12/2020

    Will you have new staff or administration in your building this fall? Is your goal to have them fully engaged in your foundational pieces of your SW-PBS system? This session will focus on the core components of SW-PBS and how those components are being implemented in your building.

    Lunch will be provided.

    64. Professional Partnerships: Co-Teaching

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

    Location: 223 Townsend Hall, Univ of MO-Columbia (Columbia, MO)

    Dates: 8/12/2020

    The Professional Partnerships: Co-Teaching Training will provide an opportunity for teams to learn the art of Co-Teaching. The participants will study roles, responsibilities, approaches, and benefits of professional partnerships in the classroom. Effective implementation of Co-Teaching impacts the learning of ALL students.

    65. Northwest Teacher Academy 2020-2021

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5 Varies (Maryville/St Joseph, MO)

    Audience: K-12 educators

    Dates: 8/12/2020 to 4/23/2021

    New
    MUST COMPLETE TEACHER ACADEMY APPLICATION & BE ACCEPTED BEFORE ENROLLING

    The focus of Teacher Academy is centered on student engagement, instructional strategies, and reflection on practices that align with the Missouri State Teacher Standards. It is designed to provide participants with an intellectually stimulating opportunity to learn new teaching strategies and collaborate with other highly committed teachers in the region. Participation includes monthly regional meetings August to May and two Statewide meetings in September and January.

    Regional Meetings
    August 12
    October 13
    November 9
    December 7
    February 19
    March 16
    April 23

    Statewide Meetings (You must register separately)
    September 14
    January 21


    Lunch included.
    Optional two hours of graduate credit is available.

    66. Understanding Emotional Poverty in all demographics

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

    Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

    Dates: 8/12/2020

    This workshop presented by Dr. Sherri Thomas, certified trainer through Aha! Process, Inc. A Ruby Payne Company, addresses emotional poverty and builds emotional confidence in your students. This training provides understanding of the origins of anger, anxiety, and avoidance; giving information about the language needed to talk about brain regulation, integration and emotional competence. The training will help educators manage "the classroom dance" that occurs between the educator and the student. Tools to motivate good behavior and participants will receive a copy of Ruby Payne's book Emotional Poverty. Price is $130 per participant. Book will be included in the price of the session. If you are unable to attend, cancellation must be made 10 business days prior to the training date or you will be charged for the materials. "The Emotional Poverty Certification and Training was one of the best I have ever received. It gave a sense of educational assurance that we all need in our classrooms." Dr. Sherri Thomas.

    67. MTDS:Mastering: Mentoring Beginning Teachers

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Audience: Mentors; Master Teachers

    Dates: 8/12/2020 to 3/9/2021

    New

    This experience provides:

    -practical application of mentoring/coaching skills within a mentor/mentee cohort

    -access to on-demand learning, including materials created by Mike Rutherford, author of The Artisan Teacher

    -competency-based programming

    -on-going support through regional cohorts

    -job-embedded professional development

    -facilitation of mentor/new teacher relationship-building, planning, coaching, & feedback opportunities

    Mentor Teachers attend Beginning Teacher Assistance Program days to work with their mentees New teachers can register for BTAP here

    This program is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System (MTDS) Mastering I:Mentoring emphasizes developing mentoring and coaching skills of the mentor and focuses on the following MTDS Competencies:

    Reflective Learner:

    Increases in Knowledge & Skill: Develops knowledge and skill in supporting new teachers by attending mentor, cooperating teacher training, and PDC training and serves as a mentor, cooperating teacher, and/or on a professional development committee, serving as a resource for content and pedagogical knowledge and skills

    Sets Growth Goals: Mentors new teachers in setting growth goals based on teacher standard indicators, identifying aligned research-proven practices, and reflecting on progress towards goals

    Scholarships are Available!

    Due to Covid-19 we are offering virtual programming for the 2020-21 school year.

    68. Setting Up a Trauma Triage Positive Classroom

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

    Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

    Dates: 8/13/2020

    This workshop will focus on research-based practices that increase the likelihood of appropriate behavior, decrease inappropriate behavior, and increase academic instructional time for all students. Participants will focus on setting up a positive classroom environment in the aftermath of COVID-19. We will discuss setting up clear classroom expectations and rules, creating procedures and routines, active supervision skills (and more) all through a trauma-informed lens! This training references the MO SW-PBS Classroom Effective Practices and is designed for classroom teachers.

    69. Powerful Learning Series: Fundamentals of a Professional Learning Community

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

    Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

    Dates: 8/14/2020

    What does it mean to be a Professional Learning Community? How can we ensure that our schools are focused on learning, focused on collaboration, and focused on results? Whether you're looking for a "re-boot" of your PLC practices, starting a new journey or looking to for key areas to focus on as you bring new people on-board, join us for an engaging day focused on building a collaborative culture and introducing your to the time-tested concepts of Professional Learning Communities.

    70. MTDS:Emerging I - Beginning Teacher Assistance (BTAP)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Audience: Beginning Teachers; Teachers; Mentors

    Dates: 8/14/2020 to 5/21/2021

    New
    Scholarships are Available

    This experience provides access to on-demand learning, including materials created by Mike Rutherford, author of The Artisan Teacher;competency-based programming; on-going support through regional cohorts; job-embedded professional development; and guided facilitation of mentor/new teacher relationship-building, planning, coaching, & feedback opportunities.

    Mentor Teachers join new teachers for some sessions and need to register here

    This program meets state BTAP certification requirements and emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies:

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

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

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

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

    Due to Covid-19 we are offering virtual programming for the 2020-21 school year.

    71. Dyslexia Training K-12

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

    Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

    Dates: 8/17/2020

    New
    This training meets the 2 hour annual mandated training. It will address characteristics of dyslexia, screening and intervention with a focus on a general audience (K-12).

    72. Dyslexia Training K-12

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

    Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

    Dates: 8/17/2020

    New
    This training meets the 2 hour annual mandated training. It will address characteristics of dyslexia, screening and intervention with a focus on a general audience (K-12).

    73. LETRS: A Proven Approach to Raising Reading Achievement

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: K–12 Literacy Professional Development

    Dates: 8/17/2020 to 3/5/2021

    K-12 Literacy Professional Development

    LETRS ® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face to face training.

    LETRS
    -Provides a robust online learning experience
    -Integrates assessment considerations and tools for each topic
    -Guides teachers through classroom curriculum development
    -Includes engaging videos that show teachers demonstrating effective instruction

    The LETRS course of study will include four face-to-face sessions with Locally Certified Trainers (RPDC Consultants) scheduled strategically throughout the implementation. These sessions will incorporate Bridge-to-Practice activities, discussions of instructional strategies, and reflection on the integration of new learning, ensuring greater transfer to classroom application.

    74. Powerful Learning Series: Effective Use of School Data

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

    Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

    Dates: 8/18/2020

    While most educators strive to practice data-based decision making, we often find ourselves drowning in numbers, unsure of which ones to focus on or how to do so in an efficient manner that genuinely improves student learning and supports teachers, as opposed to becoming "one more thing" for teachers to do. Join us for a day of learning centered ensuring teachers and school leaders are collecting and utilizing data in a powerful way!

    75. Present day bullying and the influence of Social Media

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

    Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

    Dates: 8/19/2020

    Are you Concerned About The Impact Social Media is Having on our Students? In order to understand how technology is changing the lives of students in our classrooms, we need to know more about how social media impacts them. Today1s session will explore some popular social media applications and how students may be using them. We will explore and discuss the connections they are making as digital natives while considering best ways to inform parents. Participants will also shift focus to explore how bullying has changed in response to technological advances. Using current research we'll examine connections between smartphones, social media applications, and the occurrences of bullying among students. Discussion and will surround claims that students' communication skills have changed. The ability to text and post on social media is impacting person to person discussion and deep conversations. Students are surrounded by the internet, social media, and other digital innovations. This professional development day will encompass sites that we need to be cautious about and monitor as well as how technology has altered how bullying has evolved over the last few years.

    76. Dyslexia Training Elementary

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

    Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

    Dates: 8/20/2020

    New
    This training meets the 2 hour annual mandated training. It will address characteristics of dyslexia, screening and intervention with a focus on an elementary level audience.

    77. Powerful Learning Series: Designing & Utilizing Rubrics in the Classroom

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

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

    Dates: 8/20/2020

    Rubrics are not just a tool teachers use for grading. Used effectively, they have the ability to help students understand what they're trying to learn, assess themselves, and identify next steps in their own learning progress. What are the "best practices" in rubric design? How can engage students in the development of them? And how do we ensure they become an important learning tool for our teachers and students without restricting creativity or freedom? Whether you're looking to transition to a Standards Based Grading format, encourage Assessment Capable Learners, or just dramatically improve feedback and student ownership, effective rubrics are an important tool to encouraging student learning.

    78. Dyslexia Training Secondary

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

    Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

    Dates: 8/20/2020

    New
    This training meets the 2 hour annual mandated training. It will address characteristics of dyslexia, screening and intervention with a focus on a secondary audience.

    79. Sensory Tools for your Classroom - Cape Girardeau

    Program: Project ACCESS

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

    Audience: Special Education teachers and administrators, paraprofessionals, and physical and occupational therapists.

    Dates: 8/21/2020

    This one-day seminar focuses on understanding sensory systems and sensory concerns, and providing help planning sensory strategies are targeted in this workshop. Students who are comfortable and have their sensory needs met are students who are available for learning. For a limited time - All one-day workshops by Project ACCESS offer the option to bring a guest for free. Each person will need to register separately, and send the name of the free guest to projectaccess@missouristate.edu .

    Please note: attending the Introduction to the Education of Students with Autism training is suggested, but not required, prior to attending this training. (This training is available online for free at https://education.missouristate.edu/access/onlineintro.htm) Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. with training beginning at 8:30 a.m. Lunch will be on your own. Please make checks payable to Project ACCESS/Missouri State University, 901 South National Avenue, Springfield, MO 65897 (fax: 417-836-6393)

    80. 1st Year Special Education Directors or Process Coordinators

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

    Audience: 1st Year Special Education Directors and Process Coordinators

    Dates: 8/21/2020 to 4/16/2021

    Come join us once a month for this 7-Day Academy that will cover all of the following:

    >> Understanding the Standards and Indicators Manual
    >> Recent Special Education Court Decisions
    >> Preparing for Tiered Monitoring
    >> Due Dates
    >> Writing Compliant Evaluation Reports
    >> When to write a Notice of Action
    >> Writing Compliant RED
    >> Understanding Your Special Education Profile

    Registration and Breakfast will begin at 8:30 with the presentation starting at 9:00 am.

    81. Boys in Crisis

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

    Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

    Dates: 8/21/2020

    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 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."

    82. 2nd Year Special Education Directors or Process Coordinators

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

    Audience: 2nd Year Special Education Directors and Process Coordinators

    Dates: 8/24/2020 to 4/19/2021

    Come join us for monthly meetings held throughout the 2020-2021 school year. During these monthly meetings, we will cover a number of different topics that directly relate to your day-to-day responsibilities. The goal of these meetings will be to keep you current with DESE guidelines, submission due dates and compliance hot topics. Some of our topics will include:

    >> Referring students to Missouri Schools for the Severely Disabled
    >> Making appropriate and quality eligibility determinations
    >> New Compliance Hot Topics
    >> Child complaints and how to avoid them
    >> Data and Progress Monitoring
    >> Understanding MOSIS submissions and your responsibilities
    >> Serving homeless, ELL, and gifted special education students

    Registration and Breakfast will begin at 8:30 with the presentation starting at 9:00 am.

    83. New to MAP-A Training

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 8/25/2020

    This training is for Special Education personnel who are NEW to the administration of the MAP-A, and for those who need to be familiar or refreshed with the DLM process. Participants will learn the vocabulary and the steps of the administration of the MAP-A to their students. Participants will learn how the various levels of the map work together to create a dynamic test for each individual student, how to select appropriate Essential Elements based upon the blueprints and the grade level, and how to integrate instructionally relevant testlets into the classroom instruction regularly. Additionally, participants will learn how to use Educator Portal. Important dates to remember will be discussed. Participants need to bring their school calendars which will be used as they develop a plan and their own "to do list" for administration of the MAP-A during the 2020-21 school year. Participants must also download and print the latest versions of the Test Administration Manual and the Accessibility Manual. A link will be sent out to each participant for these documents closer to the training dates. Location will be at the Holiday Inn, 2720 N. Glenstone Ave, Springfield, MO Room. Registration will be at 8:30 am and the training will begin promptly 9:00. Workshop will end at 2:30. Important Note: Please send only one person per district due to the fact we will be social distancing. It is recommended that you assign a district MAP-A Liaison to share information with all of the MAP-A administrators in the district. Registration cost is $40.00 per participant. Cancellations must be made 10 days before training

    84. Dyslexia Training K-12

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

    Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

    Dates: 8/25/2020

    New
    This training meets the 2 hour annual mandated training. It will address characteristics of dyslexia, screening and intervention with a focus on a general audience (K-12).

    85. SW-PBS Maintenance & Networking

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

    Audience: Tier 1, 2 and 3 Team Coaches and Administrators

    Dates: 8/25/2020

    This session is offered by the SW-PBS Consultants for schools that have completed their training levels (or at least Tier 1). The purpose of this session is to provide information to keep teams, coaches, and administrators up to date on the latest training materials, research, and strategies for SW-PBS Implementation. Information on all tiers will be presented with the main focus on supporting schools for Tier 1 maintenance. Time will also be used for networking and questions.

    Target audience: Tier 1, 2 and 3 Team Coaches and administrators. This meeting is not for those currently undergoing Tier 1 Preparation, Emerging or Emerging Advanced training.

    86. Tier 2 Advanced Format

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

    Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

    Dates: 8/25/2020

    Tier 2 Advanced one day training will be held virtually for SWPBS partner schools to review the necessary systems needed for implementation of a Tier 2 intervention. Teams will review key systems pieces of their existing Tier 2 interventions to ensure they are prepared to introduce an additional intervention for the 2020-2021 school year. This is a one day training of 3 virtual hours.

    87. Dyslexia Training Elementary

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

    Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

    Dates: 8/25/2020

    New
    This training meets the 2 hour annual mandated training. It will address characteristics of dyslexia, screening and intervention with a focus on an elementary level audience.

    88. Developing a Quality IEP - Virtual Workshop

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: Webinar (na, na)

    Audience: Special Education Teachers, Paraprofessionals, and Directors

    Dates: 8/25/2020 to 8/27/2020

    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, the special education compliance consultant will provide training on the development of the quality components of an IEP such as writing descriptive present levels of performances, assuring measurability so that data can be gathered easily and quickly, selecting appropriate accommodations and/or modifications, and developing least restrictive environment statements appropriate for the student. Missouri Standards and Indicators criteria will be reviewed and case studies will be used to further the participant's knowledge of compliance requirements of quality IEPs.

    The information shared will be appropriate for all grade levels of Special Education teachers, process coordinators, and special education directors.

    It is required that participants attend all workshop dates listed below:

    Day 1 - August 25, 2020 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Day 2 - August 26, 2020 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Day 3 - August 27, 2020 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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

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

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

    89. *2020-2021 Northeast Teachers' Academy

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Dates: 8/27/2020 to 5/6/2021

    Improving Student Achievement Using Effective Instructional Practices

    AN APPLICATION MUST BE COMPLETED TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS ACADEMY. PLEASE CONTACT THE NORTHEAST RPDC FOR AN APPLICATION.

    TENTATIVE DATES: August 27 (Th), September 14 [state kick-off] (M), October 29 (Th), November 20 (F), 2020; January 21 (Th), February 25 (Th), March 25 (Th), May 6 (Th), 2021

    TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

    LOCATIONS: TBA
    *except on 9/14 will be on Zoom

    COST: $500* per participant - John Antonetti's book 17,000 Classroom Visits Can't Be Wrong: Strategies That Engage Students, Promote Learning, and Boost Achievement included
    Some scholarships may be available.
    *In addition, travel expenses and substitutes will be the responsibility of the school district or individual.

    Teachers' Academy focus is centered on student engagement, instructional strategies, and reflection on practices that align with the Missouri State Teacher Standards. The Teachers' Academy is designed to provide participants with an intellectually stimulating opportunity to learn highly effective teaching strategies and collaborate with other highly committed teachers in the region and throughout the state.

    90. *Check & Connect Mentor Training

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Dates: 8/27/2020

    DATE: Thursday, August 27, 2020

    TIME: 9:00am-4:00pm

    LOCATION: Truman State University TBA

    COST: $50 - Mentor Training Manual included; Lunch is on your own

    Check and Connect is a structured mentoring intervention to promote student success and engagement at school, as well as with learning relationship building and systematic use of data. In this workshop, participants will learn about a systematic Check of relevant academic and behavioral data to Connect with students and design appropriate, immediate interventions.

    Rather than dropout prevention, Check & Connect emphasizes school completion. It seeks to help students graduate from high school with social, emotional, and academic competence. As a Tier 2 or Tier 3 intervention, Check & Connect is designed to work with existing successful school-wide initiatives, not to replace them.

    Check & Connect Mentor Training is for school teams that have completed Check & Connect Comprehensive Implementation Training. Teams should include administrators and mentors.

    This workshop aligns with & supports Missouri Teacher/Leader Standards & is designed to develop teacher growth along the continuum: Standard 2, Quality Indicator 4: Meeting the need of every student; & Standard 5, Quality Indicator 1: Classroom management, motivation, & engagement.

    91. MAP-A Training: NEW Examiners (Teachers, Paras & Administrators)

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

    Audience: Teachers, Administrators, and Paras not previously trained on administration of MAP-A.

    Dates: 8/27/2020

    This MAP-A Training is for Special Education personnel who are new to the administration of the MAP-A or those who need to be familiar with the process. Participants will learn how the various levels of the assessment map work together to create a dynamic test for each individual student, how to select appropriate Essential Elements based upon the blue print and the grade level, and how to integrate Instructionally Relevant Testlets into the classroom instruction regularly. Additionally, participants will learning how to use the Educator Portal and learn what equipment will be necessary for students to complete this assessment. Participants will also become familiar with the compliance components related to the MAP-A. Please bring a hard copy or a device to access the Test Administration Manual and the Accessibility Manual.

    Participants need to bring the following:
    ----New Accessibility Manual or Laptop
    ----New Administrators Manual (expected to be released by the training date) or Laptop.
    ----Chrome books will not work.

    Registration and Breakfast 8:30 am with Presentation beginning at 9:00 am. Lunch will be provided.

    92. SWPBS New Teacher Training: The Effective Teaching & Learning Practices

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

    Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

    Dates: 8/27/2020

    Available to our Partner Schools ONLY: SWPBS has identified eight classroom practices that have been shown to encourage the likelihood of appropriate behavior while decreasing the likelihood of problem behavior thus increasing academic learning time. The Effective Teaching and Learning Practices are the foundation of ensuring that all classrooms are highly structured learning environments. This training will benefit teachers who are new to the teaching field or those who have limited experience in SWPBS implementation. Objectives: Learn practical ways to develop and support classroom management with SWPBS.

    93. New to MAP-A

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

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

    Dates: 8/31/2020

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

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

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

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

    Dates: 8/31/2020 to 4/1/2021

    DATES:
    Launch: Monday, August 31 (morning)
    Session 1: Monday, October 19
    Session 2: Monday, December 14, 2020
    Session 3: Tuesday, February 16
    Session 4: Thursday, April 1, 2021

    TIME: Launch - 9-11am; remaining dates - 9:00am-3:00pm

    LOCATION: Truman State Univ: Launch-TBA; remaining dates-TBA

    COST: $400 PLUS *Materials-includes 4 sessions, 4 on-line modules/videos, & classroom observations all provided by a LETRS-certified trainer, as well as lunch
    *Each participant must purchase materials for implementation from Voyager Sopris prior to 8/31 Launch (estimated cost-$350). Please contact 660-651-8346 or sthurman@truman.edu for further information on how/where to purchase materials.

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

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

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

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

    95. *New to MAP-A

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Dates: 8/31/2020

    DATE: Monday, August 31, 2020

    TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

    LOCATION: TBA

    COST: $30 - Lunch on your own

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

    This workshop supports Missouri Teacher Standard 3.3.

    96. School-wide Positive Behavior Support (SW-PBS) Tier 3 Advanced - MSSD Schools

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Hannibal, MO (Hannibal, MO)

    Dates: 8/31/2020 to 12/16/2020

    This training is for Missouri Schools for the Severely Disabled only.

    DATES: Monday, August 31; Tuesday, September 29; Wednesday, October 21; Wednesday December 16, 2020

    TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

    LOCATIONS: Mississippi State School, Hannibal

    COST: SW-PBS Agreement

    Participants will build on knowledge gained in the Tier 3 Foundations trainings.

    Session 1: FBA/BIP Review and Evaluation
    Session 2: Progress Monitoring through Observation
    Session 3: Monitoring & Sustaining Tier 3 and 8 Effective Classroom Practices
    Session 4: Scoring you FBA/BIP and Maintenance

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

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

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

    Dates: 8/31/2020 to 2/19/2021

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

    DATES:
    Launch: Monday, August 31 (afternoon)
    Session 1: Thursday, October 8
    Session 2: Wednesday, November 4, 2020
    Session 3: Wednesday, January 6
    Session 4: Friday, February 19, 2021

    TIME: Launch - 1-3pm; remaining dates - 9:00am-3:00pm

    LOCATION: Truman State Univ: TBA

    COST: $400 PLUS *Materials-includes 4 sessions, 4 on-line modules/videos, & classroom observations all provided by a LETRS-certified trainer, as well as lunch
    *Each participant must purchase materials for implementation from Voyager Sopris prior to 8/31 Launch (estimated cost-$320). Please contact 660-651-8346 or sthurman@truman.edu if further information is needed on materials purchase.

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

    LETRS Training continues with Units 5-8. These units focus specifically on oral language and vocabulary, understanding reading comprehension, text-driven comprehension instruction, and the reading-writing connection.

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

    This workshop series is appropriate for K-6, Title, & SpEd Teachers or Interventionists, & Admin who have completed LETRS-Vol 1.

    98. Heart of Missouri Leadership Academy Cohort #36

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

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

    Dates: 9/1/2020 to 6/7/2021

    The Missouri Leadership Academy is a statewide cohort with a regional connection. Participants engage in statewide meetings (pending statewide meeting date - possibly September 2020, January 13-15, 2021 in Columbia, June 7-9,2021 location to be announced) as well as four regional cohort meetings and a memorable Outdoor Leadership Experience. DUE TO COVID19, PLEASE CONTACT GENA MCCLUSKEY BEFORE MAKING ANY TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS. Statewide meetings include nationally known speakers such as Luis Cruz, Joe Sanfellipo, Mike Rutherford, Beth Houf and more The focus of Leadership Academy is to ensure success of all students by building leadership capacity. This year-long experience develops effective leaders who: -Demonstrate their roles as lead learner -Develop and cultivate positive, productive professional relationships -Develop skills to effectively develop teachers -Create and sustain a culture of continuous improvement Leadership Academy is designed for building leaders in Year 3 and beyond The program includes state meeting, Kickoff Winter Meeting, and Cumulation held in Columbia and the Outdoor Leadership Experience held at Trout Lodge, Potosi as well as the 4 regional cohort meetings which are held at the various schools within the region. Dates will be determined as a cohort at the Kick off meeting. Contact the HOM RPDC's Leadership Development Specialist, Gena McCluskey at mccluskeyg@missouri.edu for more information. In addition you can read more at https://dese.mo.gov/educator-quality/educator-developmnet/leadership-academy Cost Regional Cost invoiced by the HOM RPDC is $600 The Outdoor Leadership Experience is invoiced through the YMCA Trout Lodge at Potosi, MO. Scholarship are reserved by the MLDS Specialist and are reflected on the invoice.

    99. Transfers In-State, Transfers Out-of-State - Virtual Workshop

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: Webinar (na, na)

    Audience: Special education teachers, process coordinators, administrators

    Dates: 9/1/2020 to 9/2/2020

    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, a special education compliance consultant will provide a session on correct transfer-in procedures. Both in-state transfers (Standards and Indicators 500's) and out-of-state transfers (Standards and Indicators 550's) will be covered. The information shared will be appropriate for all who participate in the transfer process in their schools.

    It is required that participants attend all workshop dates listed below:

    Day 1 - September 1, 2020 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Day 2 - September 2, 2020 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM


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

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

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


    100. SWIS Training for PBS Schools

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Dates: 9/2/2020

    DATE: Wednesday, September 2, 2020

    TIME: 8:30-11:30am

    LOCATION: Truman State University TBA

    COST: SW-PBS Agreement

    This SWIS (School-Wide Information System) Training is for school personnel who will be setting up the initial SWIS settings, entering data, running reports, and digging deeper into school-wide discipline data for data-based decision making. New personnel who will be using SWIS, as well as those who may need a refresher, are encouraged to attend this important and informative training.

    Those who plan to attend both trainings must register for both.

    101. NEW to Administering the MAP-A - VIRTUAL

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 9/2/2020

    Training for Special Education personnel who are NEW to the administration of the MAP-A or for those who need to be familiar with the process. Participants will learn how the various levels of a Learning MAP work together to create a dynamic test for each individual student, how to select appropriate Essential Elements based upon the blueprint and the grade level, and how to integrate instruction in the classroom in order to prepare students for the Instructionally Embedded Testlets. Additionally, participants will learn how to use Educator Portal, Instructional Planner, and administer the testlets. Participants will also become familiar with the compliance components related to MAP-A.

    This is a virtual workshop.