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1. Standards-Based IEPs

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5. Virtual (Virtual, MO)

Audience: Grades K-12 Special Education Teachers or Directors

Dates: 1/25/2021

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Today more than ever we are struggling to align our IEPs and our instruction to grade level standards. Network with other special education leaders as you:
* formulate your plan examining what this looks like at present level of performance
* learn how to write student goals from present level baseline to grade level standards when developing SMART goals
* address Priority Standards and the link between standards and student functioning
* walk away with the process and a personal example for student growth

Optional one hour graduate credit is available.

2. Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) Emerging Level I (Meeting 2 of 3) - OPTION B (VIRTUAL)

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 1/26/2021

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This is meeting 2 of 3 for new teachers in Emerging Level I of the Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP).

9:00 - 11:00: NEW TEACHERS AND BUILDING PRINCIPALS
12:00 - 2:00: NEW TEACHERS ONLY

3. Missouri Leadership Development System Developing 2 Leaders - Coaching Lab

Program: RPDC - South Central

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

Audience: Building Principals

Dates: 1/26/2021

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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.

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

4. Facilitating Thinking & Learning: Student Engagement

Program: DESE - Community of Practice

Dates: 1/26/2021

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

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

Kat Nicolaus Consultant, Kansas City Regional Professional Development Center

Albert Sanders St. Louis Public Schools, 2019 Missouri State Teacher of the Year Semifinalist

5. Missouri Connections Assessments

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 1/27/2021

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Virtual Training Overview

Missouri Connections offers a variety of career assessments to assist students in identifying interests, skills and values that match to occupations. Training will provide an overview of assessments as well as review and exploration of results.

Agenda

Training will demonstrate from the student perspective:

Assessments/Results
  • Career Cluster Inventory
  • Interest Profiler
  • Realty Check
  • Work Importance Locator
  • Workplace Employability Skills
  • Learning Style Survey
  • Entrepreneurial Career Assessment

    Prior to the workshop, an email with the Zoom link and the handout will be provided to participants.
  • 6. MLDS SW Region Sustaining Leaders IV Cohort Session #2 January 27th (Wed) Virtual 9:00-11:30 AM

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Virtual Meeting (Springfield, MO)

    Audience: MLDS Sustaining Leaders (Year 4+)

    Dates: 1/27/2021

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    MLDS Sustaining Leader IV Cohort Session #2 will meet on Wednesday, January 27th starting at 9:00 and ending by 11:30 AM. Topics for this session will include Understanding the Principles of Personal Influence when working with your school team, Shaping Values and Beliefs to Support Change in your School, Understanding the School's Cultural Network and more!

    The link for the virtual session will be provided the day prior to the session.

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

    Join us for an engaging session and gain useful information to help you in your growth as a leader!

    7. Rich Math Tasks for Online Instruction- Grades 6-8

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

    Audience: Math Teacher 6-8

    Dates: 1/27/2021

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    Theresa Wills is Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education Leadership at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. She has been teaching Mathematics Education online for over ten years, and shares her expertise in a variety of online instructional methods through speaking engagements, her website www.theresawill.com , and her new book, "Teaching Math at a Distance”, published by Corwin. The KCRPDC is happy to make her available to our educational community in a series of virtual workshops.

    In this virtual workshop Dr. Wills will focus how to effectively incorporate rich math tasks into online instruction. Involve your virtual students in mathematical discourse and raise the cognitive engagement level as you facilitate and monitor group time online. You will leave armed with a collection of practices and tools that will help you to deepen your work with math students of every level, and have a chance to take your questions to an expert.

    Workshops are offered by grade band: K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. Separate registrations on Frontline are required for each session. At least 24 hours prior to the session, a Zoom registration link will be sent to participants who have registered on Frontline. You will receive your Zoom session link immediately after completing the Zoom registration.

    FEE: $25 per participant per session, or $20 per participant per session for those from KCRPDC member districts. Please do not prepay. Invoices will be sent out after the event has been held.

    Sessions will be recorded. Recordings will be made available to those with paid registrations.

    Cancellation Policy: Cancellations accepted with no charge 24 hours (or more) in advance of the event.
    If you need assistance with a cancellation, please contact Anita Valdovino ValdovinoA@umkc.edu

    If you have additional questions, please contact: Cathy Battles, battlesc@umkc.edu or Kat Nicolaus, nicolausk@umkc.edu .

    8. Rich Math Tasks for Online Instruction-Grades K-2

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

    Audience: Math Teacher K-2

    Dates: 1/27/2021

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    Theresa Wills is Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education Leadership at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. She has been teaching Mathematics Education online for over ten years, and shares her expertise in a variety of online instructional methods through speaking engagements, her website www.theresawill.com , and her new book, "Teaching Math at a Distance”, published by Corwin. The KCRPDC is happy to make her available to our educational community in a series of virtual workshops.

    In this virtual workshop Dr. Wills will focus how to effectively incorporate rich math tasks into online instruction. Involve your virtual students in mathematical discourse and raise the cognitive engagement level as you facilitate and monitor group time online. You will leave armed with a collection of practices and tools that will help you to deepen your work with math students of every level, and have a chance to take your questions to an expert.

    Workshops are offered by grade band: K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. Separate registrations on Frontline are required for each session. At least 24 hours prior to the session, a Zoom registration link will be sent to participants who have registered on Frontline. You will receive your Zoom session link immediately after completing the Zoom registration.

    FEE: $25 per participant per session, or $20 per participant per session for those from KCRPDC member districts. Please do not prepay. Invoices will be sent out after the event has been held.

    Sessions will be recorded. Recordings will be made available to those with paid registrations.

    Cancellation Policy: Cancellations accepted with no charge 24 hours (or more) in advance of the event.
    If you need assistance with a cancellation, please contact Anita Valdovino ValdovinoA@umkc.edu

    If you have additional questions, please contact: Cathy Battles, battlesc@umkc.edu or Kat Nicolaus, nicolausk@umkc.edu .

    9. Missouri Connections Assessments

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 1/27/2021

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    Virtual Training Overview

    Missouri Connections offers a variety of career assessments to assist students in identifying interests, skills and values that match to occupations. Training will provide an overview of assessments as well as review and exploration of results.

    Agenda

    Training will demonstrate from the student perspective:

    Assessments/Results
  • Career Cluster Inventory
  • Interest Profiler
  • Realty Check
  • Work Importance Locator
  • Workplace Employability Skills
  • Learning Style Survey
  • Entrepreneurial Career Assessment

    Prior to the workshop, an email with the Zoom link and the handout will be provided to participants.
  • 10. 2020-2021 Teacher Academy

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

    Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

    Dates: 1/28/2021 to 4/15/2021

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    Teacher academy participants obtain skills in curriculum design, using data to drive instruction, the effective use of instructional strategies, and increasing student engagement. Through reflective practice, teachers embark on a year long project, which focuses on improving student learning. Teacher leadership capacity is an expected outcome of the program, and participating teachers develop the ability to provide support and training for their colleagues within their home district. The Teacher 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 and implement new teaching strategies in collaboration with other highly committed teachers in their region and throughout the state. Participation is open to Missouri K-12 teachers: with three years of classroom experience, with demonstrated classroom effectiveness, and with a commitment to sustained professional growth. Participation requires 8 release days, which include two statewide meetings and 6 regional sessions. Tuition, transportation, food and substitutes will be the responsibility of the school or individual. Cost: $500.00 (includes State Meetings and 6 regional meetings)**Limited Registration Scholarships Available (first come, first served)

    11. Missouri Leadership Development System Emerging 2 Leaders - Day 2

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Building Principals

    Dates: 1/28/2021

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    There are four dates for this workshop. You must register for EACH REGIONAL MEETING separately.
  • September 9 - Regional Meeting 1 - Virtual
  • October Coaching Lab - October 21, 22, 23 - Virtual
  • January 28 - Regional Meeting 2 - In-Person
  • March Coaching Lab - March 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 - 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.

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

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


    You will be required to bring and wear a face covering in all common areas during in-person workshops.
  • 12. Providing Non-Evaluative Feedback

    Program: DESE - Mentor Teacher Community of Practice

    Dates: 1/28/2021

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    Nine 90-minute topic-based, community building, virtual sessions will be offered to all mentor teachers of first and second year Missouri teachers. Each session topic will focus on a Mastering Level II Missouri Teacher Development System (MTDS) competency from the lens of supporting mentors in their capacity to provide mentoring and coaching for new teachers within the diverse settings and new working conditions established due to the Covid-19 crisis. Topics will be aligned to the Missouri Teacher Standards and will be designed to complement the parallel the Community of Practice for Beginning Teachers. Sessions will be co-hosted by an educational consultant and an identified teacher leader. Sessions will be held on designated Thursday evenings throughout the 2020-2021 school year between 5:30 pm and 7:00 pm. This is a free service offered to mentor teachers in Missouri.

    Donna Jett
    Consultant, St. Louis Regional Professional Development System

    Shelly Parks
    Francis Howell, 2019 Missouri State Teacher of the Year

    13. SW-PBS Tier 2 Intervention: Check-In/Check-Out - (Invitation Only-Kingston Elementary--Day 2) - Virtual Workshop

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: Webinar (na, na)

    Audience: Invitation Only-Kingston Elementary

    Dates: 1/29/2021

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    Check In/Check Out Intervention: teams work toward implementation of The Behavior Education Program: Check-in/Check-out (CICO), a research-based intervention. Clear entry and exit criteria are established for the CICO intervention, and data to be collected for progress monitoring is identified. Specific learner outcomes include identifying implementation components of CICO, describing students most likely to benefit from this intervention, explore research associated with CICO, designing and implementing a CICO program for participating schools, delivering implementation training to school-level stakeholders (staff, piloting teachers, students, and families).

    This workshop supports Missouri Teacher Standards: 2.1, 5.3, 6.2.

    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.

    14. Rich Math Tasks for Online Instruction-Grades 9-12

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

    Audience: Math Teacher 9-12

    Dates: 1/29/2021

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    Theresa Wills is Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education Leadership at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. She has been teaching Mathematics Education online for over ten years, and shares her expertise in a variety of online instructional methods through speaking engagements, her website www.theresawill.com , and her new book, "Teaching Math at a Distance”, published by Corwin. The KCRPDC is happy to make her available to our educational community in a series of virtual workshops.

    In this virtual workshop Dr. Wills will focus how to effectively incorporate rich math tasks into online instruction. Involve your virtual students in mathematical discourse and raise the cognitive engagement level as you facilitate and monitor group time online. You will leave armed with a collection of practices and tools that will help you to deepen your work with math students of every level, and have a chance to take your questions to an expert.

    Workshops are offered by grade band: K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. Separate registrations on Frontline are required for each session. At least 24 hours prior to the session, a Zoom registration link will be sent to participants who have registered on Frontline. You will receive your Zoom session link immediately after completing the Zoom registration.

    FEE: $25 per participant per session, or $20 per participant per session for those from KCRPDC member districts. Please do not prepay. Invoices will be sent out after the event has been held.

    Sessions will be recorded. Recordings will be made available to those with paid registrations.

    Cancellation Policy: Cancellations accepted with no charge 24 hours (or more) in advance of the event.
    If you need assistance with a cancellation, please contact Anita Valdovino ValdovinoA@umkc.edu

    If you have additional questions, please contact: Cathy Battles, battlesc@umkc.edu or Kat Nicolaus, nicolausk@umkc.edu .

    15. Rich Math Tasks for Online Instruction-Grades 3-5

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

    Audience: Math Teacher 3-5

    Dates: 1/29/2021

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    Theresa Wills is Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education Leadership at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. She has been teaching Mathematics Education online for over ten years, and shares her expertise in a variety of online instructional methods through speaking engagements, her website www.theresawill.com , and her new book, "Teaching Math at a Distance”, published by Corwin. The KCRPDC is happy to make her available to our educational community in a series of virtual workshops.

    In this virtual workshop Dr. Wills will focus how to effectively incorporate rich math tasks into online instruction. Involve your virtual students in mathematical discourse and raise the cognitive engagement level as you facilitate and monitor group time online. You will leave armed with a collection of practices and tools that will help you to deepen your work with math students of every level, and have a chance to take your questions to an expert.

    Workshops are offered by grade band: K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. Separate registrations on Frontline are required for each session. At least 24 hours prior to the session, a Zoom registration link will be sent to participants who have registered on Frontline. You will receive your Zoom session link immediately after completing the Zoom registration.

    FEE: $25 per participant per session, or $20 per participant per session for those from KCRPDC member districts. Please do not prepay. Invoices will be sent out after the event has been held.

    Sessions will be recorded. Recordings will be made available to those with paid registrations.

    Cancellation Policy: Cancellations accepted with no charge 24 hours (or more) in advance of the event.
    If you need assistance with a cancellation, please contact Anita Valdovino ValdovinoA@umkc.edu

    If you have additional questions, please contact: Cathy Battles, battlesc@umkc.edu or Kat Nicolaus, nicolausk@umkc.edu .

    16. Federal Programs Tiered Monitoring Session 3

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. Virtual (Virtual, MO)

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

    Dates: 2/3/2021

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    These sessions will focus on the required components for submittal from Cohort 1 Districts. All districts are welcome to attend, but only those included in Cohort 1 will be able to submit documentation.

    Target Audience: Coordinators, teachers, directors or administrators responsible for Federal Programs at building and/or district level

    Session 3
    > Any October/December 2020 corrective action plans will be reviewed and discussed with information for resubmittal
    > Review deadlines for evidence gathering and planning for February/April 2021 uploads
    > Technical assistance to evaluate corrective action plans and analyze information required for documentation

    17. MLDS SW Region: Emerging Leaders Yr. 2 Regional Mtg. February 3 (Wed) at 9:00 AM. Time to Sign-up! (Joplin Cohort)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Virtual Meeting (Springfield, MO)

    Audience: MLDS Emerging Yr 2 Leaders in the SW Region (Principals, Asst. Principals)

    Dates: 2/3/2021

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    MLDS Emerging Leaders Yr. 2 Joplin Cohort will be on February 3rd from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM. We are meeting virtually and will focus on Culture in your building, Customer Service and Time Management and how it helps build your culture! This learning experience will provide you with lots of tools for you to use and is highly interactive.

    Should you have questions or need additional information, please contact Annette: acozort@missouristate.edu

    The link will be provided the day before the session. We look forward to seeing you soon!

    18. Using Missouri Connections Junior Version - Virtual Workshop

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: Webinar (na, na)

    Audience: Educators grades 5-8 and appropriate for special populations

    Dates: 2/3/2021

    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM -- FREE EVENT--DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS JANUARY 29th.

    Missouri Connections is a comprehensive, online career development and planning program provided free to all Missouri citizens. Funded by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, this program supports the career development efforts of schools, community organizations and adult job seeker programs.

    Missouri Connections Junior Version has the resources middle school students need to plan for the future. The online system of career development information, assessments, and activities helps students answer the questions:
  • Who Am I?
  • Where Am I Going?
  • How Do I Get There?

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

    Participants are eligible for 1 hour of professional development credit.

    Prior to the workshop, an email with the Zoom link will be provided to participants.

  • 19. *VIRTUAL* Criminology-Law Enforcement - Judicial System Teacher Externship

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

    Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

    Dates: 2/4/2021

    The teacher externship portion of the event is considered Part 1. This day will consist of three learning sessions; Criminology/Forensics presented by CMU faculty. This session consists of an overview of the career, education/training, and real-life experiences. In addition, the CMU session will involve hands-on activities that will prepare you (the teacher) to guide your students through the same activity during the Virtual Student Career Exploration event. Session 2 will include a representative from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, sharing many career opportunities within their division. During Session 3 we will visit the Howard County Court House; greeted by the Howard County Circuit Judge and/or the Prosecuting Attorney. This session will cover how the work of law enforcement, and investigators is compiled for the judicial system NOTE- Part 2 Student Career Exploration Event - Virtual (open for students 7-10) The student event is a 90 min session (time to be determined). We have established the career event as a virtual experience, involving a hands-on exercise that aligns with the activities the teacher participated in during the externship. While the CMU faculty member demonstrates to the students, we expect the teacher to guide and support the activity with their student's. We will establish the "chat” feature through zoom for students to post questions and comments. One of the pluses of this model is that the only factor that restricts the number of students who can participate is up to your own space and technology capacity. All materials and necessary supplies will be provided to teachers during the externship. Intended Audience - School Counselors and Teachers who are interested in providing this opportunity to their students as part of a Career Exploration event - Open to Grades 7-10

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

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 2/4/2021

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

    Join this group of grade 6-8 math educators as they explore research-based practices and network together and transform yourself into an awesome mathematics teacher leader!

    21. Supporting New Teachers: Instructional Design

    Program: DESE - Mentor Teacher Community of Practice

    Dates: 2/4/2021

    Nine 90-minute topic-based, community building, virtual sessions will be offered to all mentor teachers of first and second year Missouri teachers. Each session topic will focus on a Mastering Level II Missouri Teacher Development System (MTDS) competency from the lens of supporting mentors in their capacity to provide mentoring and coaching for new teachers within the diverse settings and new working conditions established due to the Covid-19 crisis. Topics will be aligned to the Missouri Teacher Standards and will be designed to complement the parallel the Community of Practice for Beginning Teachers. Sessions will be co-hosted by an educational consultant and an identified teacher leader. Sessions will be held on designated Thursday evenings throughout the 2020-2021 school year between 5:30 pm and 7:00 pm. This is a free service offered to mentor teachers in Missouri.

    Donna Jett
    Consultant, St. Louis Regional Professional Development System

    Darbie Valenti-Huff
    2017 Missouri State Teacher of the Year

    22. Transition Academy: Charting the Course for the Future

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Virtual (Internet, MO)

    Dates: 2/5/2021 to 2/16/2021

    DATES: Friday, February 5, and Tuesday, February 16, 2021

    TIME: 8:30-11:30am each day

    LOCATION: Virtual by Zoom

    COST: Free

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

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

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

    23. Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) Emerging Level II - ELEMENTARY (Meeting 2 of 2)

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 2/5/2021

    This is meeting 2 of 2 for new elementary teachers in Emerging Level II of the Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP). Emerging Level II provides continued support for new teachers, building upon Emerging Level I. Emerging II elementary teachers will meet once per semester. Please register for each meeting separately.

    In Emerging Level II, teachers will deepen their knowledge of effective teaching and learning practices. They will experience a two-day professional development opportunity designed to support and enrich their knowledge of "how students learn best." The BTAP Standards will continue to be the focus, which when partnered with ongoing support, can improve practices impacting student achievement.

    THIS SERIES MEETS THE INITIAL PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION (IPC) REQUIREMENT OF PARTICIPATING IN A BEGINNING TEACHER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AND ALIGNS TO THE MISSOURI TEACHER STANDARDS.

    Meeting Dates:
    October 8, 2020
    February 5, 2021

    NOTE: Participants must register for each meeting individually.

    24. Formative Assessment + Feedback = Student Growth

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. Virtual (Virtual, MO)

    Audience: Grade 6-12 Teachers

    Dates: 2/5/2021

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

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

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

    25. (Virtual) The Expert Next Door: Peer Observations Using #ObserveMe

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Audience: Teachers, instructional coaches, principals

    Dates: 2/8/2021

    Imagine empowering teachers to open exchange of ideas and perspectives, collaboration, and active participation in the school learning community. When colleagues are vulnerable and open their classrooms to each other, they authentically model for students that their teachers are learners too. Teaming up and taking turns as observer and observee can improve the skills and strategies of all educators involved. Teachers seeing another classroom in action is a rare opportunity for most, yet it offers new ideas and insights for their own students and instruction. In this Zoom Session, participants will learn how to create their own peer observation tool focusing on a specific area for growth to refine teaching practices and receive feedback from a trusted peer. Using the #ObserveMe model, teachers can scan a QR code of a colleague, bring up the personalized observation tool on a device, engage in a quick classroom observation, and then offer feedback digitally that can inform work with students or opportunities for growth. Zoom attendees should have a device that scans QR codes available in order to experience some examples of peer observation tools. This Zoom Session aligns with MO Teacher Standards 1:2, 3:2, 3:3, 4:2, 5:1, 5:2, 6:1, 6:4, 7:4, and 8:1.

    26. 2020-2021 Beginning Teachers Yr 1 and Yr 2

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

    Location: Virtual Meeting (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 2/8/2021 to 4/13/2021

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

    27. Virtual: Early Childhood Outcomes (ECO) Training

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Virtual (any place, MO)

    Audience: Special Education Directors, ECSE Directors, EC Principals or Directors overseeing ECSE programs, ECSE Teachers/Therapists/Diagnostic Staff Responsible for ECO Ratings

    Dates: 2/8/2021

    Jeanne Rothermel will be joining us to facilitate learning around Early Childhood Outcomes. ECO scores are tracked and reported on your Special Education Performance Profile and the vast majority are not meeting those indicators due to staff not understanding the criteria, the reference points, or the importance of those ratings as students exiting ECSE. This will be fast paced and lots of information will be covered!

    28. (Virtual) PBIS Tier 3 (Session 1 of 3): Systems & Foundations

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 2/8/2021

    Working with students that engage in severe/intense behavior takes a village! This session will cover the foundations and systems needed to work with students that have severe/intense behavior problems. We will cover who should be on the team, how the team works (I.E. how often meeting occur, who creates the agenda, what data is analyzed, etc...), the communication that is needed and who needs to be communicated with, and how the team will train staff to work with these students.

    29. KC English Language Collaboration

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: Virtual Meeting (Springfield, MO)

    Audience: ELL Administrators and teachers

    Dates: 2/8/2021

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

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

    30. Standards-Based IEPs Linked to DLM Essential Elements-VIRTUAL

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

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

    Please join Susan Hekmat, Patti Stenger and Mary Beth Scherer for a FREE workshop on Standards-Based IEPs Linked to DLM Essential Elements. This training takes the participant through the steps involved in "developing a process of planning that improves the development of the IEP and helps the IEP team participants see the importance of connecting instructional goals to the general curriculum and grade-level standards. Emphasis is placed on aligning IEP goals with the DLM Essential Elements.**This presentation will be conducted over 3 days and 2 hrs. each meeting date.**

    31. How do I know if my instruction is working? Communicating Student Progress

    Program: DESE - Community of Practice

    Dates: 2/9/2021

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

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

    Sandy Humbyrd Consultant, Agency for Teaching Leading and Learning & 2017 Missouri State Teacher of the Year Finalist

    Shelly Parks Francis Howell School District, 2019 Missouri State Teacher of the Year

    32. MAP-A Coaching (Follow-up)

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Virtual (Internet, MO)

    Dates: 2/10/2021

    DATE: Wednesday, February 10, 2021

    TIME: 8:00-10:00am

    LOCATION: Virtual by Zoom

    COST: Free

    This workshop is a review of materials for Special Education personnel who administer MAP-A--this is a follow-up to the fall MAP-A workshop. Participants will review how to select appropriate Essential Elements based on the blueprint and the grade level, how to use Educator Portal, the Implementation of Instructional Plan, as well as find out what equipment will be necessary for students to complete this assessment. Participants will also learn about the compliance components related to the MAP-A.

    This workshop supports Missouri Teacher Standard 3.3.

    33. SW-PBS Emerging Advanced Team Training - Meeting 3 VIRTUAL

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 2/10/2021

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

    Please sign up for each meeting date separately.

    Missouri Teacher Standards:
    Standard 5: Positive Classroom Environment

    34. SW-PBS Going for the Gold-AM

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

    Audience: Tier 3 team members, administrators, school counselors’ social workers in schools participating in PBS at the Tier 3 level.

    Dates: 2/10/2021

    Do you want to improve your Functional Behavior Assessments and Behavior Intervention Plans while pursing Gold Level Recognition from the state? This training session will assist school teams with creating and developing effective FBA/BIP that meet the requirements for Gold Recognition while improving student behavior.

    During this time there will be review of the basic components of effective of gathering data, completing the behavior pathway, developing functions of behavior and writing behavior interventions to support student success.

    Additional Information: This session will be offered at two different times.

    Cost: Free to participating schools and districts OR Non-members $50.00.

    35. Overview of Social/Emotional Learning for ALL-VIRTUAL

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 2/10/2021

    This 2 hour overview will focus on three essential components to Social/Emotional Learning for ALL-Self-Regulation. Self-Efficacy and Assertiveness. The goal of the Social-Emotional Learning for All project is to provide multi-year, ongoing quality professional development to build the capacity of Missouri districts and schools to embed social-emotional competencies into core content (i.e., addressing standards and intra- and interpersonal competencies simultaneously), ultimately building a sustainable culture.

    Through the implementation of Social-Emotional Learning for All, schools support students' intrapersonal and interpersonal competencies through data-based decision making, multi-tiered instruction and interventions, and collaboration. The project provides a common vocabulary that unifies the efforts of school personnel, families, community members, and students to work together to improve outcomes for all students. Outcomes of the project include increased intra- and interpersonal student competencies; improved academic and behavioral achievement; increased graduation rates; and improved post-school outcomes of students with and without disabilities.

    36. Powerful Learning Series: The 7 Norms of Collaboration

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

    Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

    Dates: 2/10/2021

    A staple of our Professional Learning Community training, the 7 Norms of Collaboration developed by The Center for Adaptive Schools represent practical, essential behaviors for our schools to become the collaborative, innovative places necessary to ensure student learning for each of our students. Join us for a day of learning centered around this work, with practical activities school leaders can implement immediately to foster a safe, collaborative working environment and dramatically improve the effectiveness of collaborative teams.

    37. SW-PBS Going for the Gold-PM

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

    Audience: Tier 3 team members, administrators, school counselors’ social workers in schools participating in PBS at the Tier 3 level.

    Dates: 2/10/2021

    Do you want to improve your Functional Behavior Assessments and Behavior Intervention Plans while pursing Gold Level Recognition from the state?
    This training session will assist school teams with creating and developing effective FBA/BIP that meet the requirements for Gold Recognition while improving student behavior.

    During this time there will be review of the basic components of effective of gathering data, completing the behavior pathway, developing functions of behavior and writing behavior interventions to support student success.

    Additional Information: This session will be offered at two different times.

    Cost: Free to participating schools and districts OR Non - members $50.00.

    38. Missouri Leadership Development System Developing 1 Leaders - Day 3

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Building Principals

    Dates: 2/11/2021

    There are four dates for this workshop; you must register for EACH REGIONAL MEETING separately.
  • September 11 - Regional Meeting 1 - Virtual
  • November 12 - Regional Meeting 2 - Virtual
  • December 10 - Next Level Coaching Lab - Virtual
  • February 11 - Regional Meeting 3 - In-Person

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

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

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


    You will be required to bring and wear a face covering in all common areas during in-person workshops.
  • 39. Using Missouri Connections - High School Version

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

    Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

    Dates: 2/11/2021

    Virtual Training Overview The Missouri Connections High School version provides ● Interactive career exploration features ● Career awareness of the 6 Career Paths and 16 Career Clusters ● Self-awareness and career assessments ● Tools for creating an Individual Career & Academic Plan (ICAP) ● Information on post-secondary educational options including institutions, degree/certificate programs, programs of study, financial aid, etc. ● Information on career opportunities including, military, self-employment and green jobs ● Employment process resources including Resume Creator, Job Search and Business Finder ● Plus much more! Agenda Training will demonstrate from the student perspective ● Login/Access User Portfolios (Standard and Clever options) ○ User Account Settings ○ High School/Junior Version Toggle ● Overview of Menus ○ Assessments ○ Occupation ○ Education ○ Employment ○ Plan ● Personal Learning Plan ● Grades 9-12 Framework ● Resources

    40. Cooperative Learning: Making It Work Virtually

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. Virtual (Virtual, MO)

    Audience: K-12 Educators

    Dates: 2/11/2021 to 3/3/2021

    Do you use Cooperative Learning in your classroom but are facing challenges using it online? We know best practice advocates engaging students learning together through whole group and small group instruction, but how do we make it work virtually?

    During this session, participates will:
    * Utilize Zoom features for cooperative learning
    * Transfer familiar strategies to a virtual setting
    * Build positive virtual relationships

    Optional one hour of graduate credit available

    41. SW CoVE

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Dates: 2/12/2021

    The Community of Vision Educators (CoVE) Seminars are designed for vision educators who serve students who are blind and visually impaired. Seminars are held monthly to provide professional development or technical assistance to professionals serving students who are blind or visually impaired. February's meeting will focus on the features of APH's BrailleBlaster. This Seminar is ACVREP RPPLE approved. Eligible Participants can earn up to 2. ACVREP points.

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

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

    Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

    Dates: 2/15/2021 to 4/19/2021

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

    43. (Virtual) Preparing For CSIP 6

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 2/15/2021

    Join DESE staff for an orientation into what CSIP 6 will entail, as we transition into the next phase of state comprehensive school improvement.

    44. Progress Monitoring & Data Collection

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

    Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

    Dates: 2/16/2021

    A key way to see the impact of instruction is through monitoring student progress and collecting data. During this session, the "what" and "how" of collecting data for goals/ objectives will be discussed and practiced. Participants will use a multi-step process to write measurable goals, use a variety of data collection tools and schedules to evaluate the data collected.

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

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

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

    Dates: 2/16/2021

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

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

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

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

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


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

    46. Standards-Based IEPs

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

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

    Dates: 2/16/2021

    The Standards Based IEP Training will take participants through the steps involved in developing a process of planning that improves the development of the IEP and helps the IEP team participants see the importance of connecting instructional goals to the general curriculum and grade-level standards. Emphasis is placed on aligning IEP goals with the Missouri Learning Standards.

    Participants will:

    •Understand the 7 Step Standards-Based IEP Process.

    •Develop awareness of the elements required to construct a present level using the Standards-Based IEP process.

    •Develop SMART Standards-Based IEP goals.


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

    Cost: $40.00 KCRPDC Members OR $50 Non KCRPDC Members

    47. Facilitating Thinking & Learning: Providing Feedback

    Program: DESE - Community of Practice

    Dates: 2/16/2021

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

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

    Kat Nicolaus Consultant, Kansas City Regional Professional Development Center

    Clarence Hines Special School District, 2021 Missouri State Teacher of the Year Finalist

    48. LETRS Volume 1, Cohort II, Session 2 (Southeast RPDC Location)

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 2/17/2021

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

    49. Implementing A Restorative Justice Framework

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

    Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

    Audience: Administrators, Intervention Coordinators or Facilitators and Classroom Teachers

    Dates: 2/17/2021

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

    Objectives: Explore basic problem-solving practices within the Restorative Justice framework. Objectives: Prepare participants to implement key foundation principles associated with Restorative Justice; and Explore basic problem-solving practices within the Restorative Justice framework.

    50. Using MO Connections for Transition Assessment

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. Virtual (Virtual, MO)

    Audience: Middle and High School Special Education Teachers, High School Counselors

    Dates: 2/17/2021

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

    51. SW-PBS Tier 2 - Meeting 4 VIRTUAL

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 2/18/2021

    By Invitation Only. This training will consist of 4 days throughout the school year and is designed for schools new to Tier 2. Session 3 and 4 - Teams work toward implementation of The Behavior Education Program: Check-in/Check-out (CICO), a research-based intervention. Clear entry and exit criteria are established for the CICO intervention, and data to be collected for progress monitoring is identified. Specific learner outcomes include: identifying implementation components of CICO, describing students most likely to benefit from this intervention, explore research associated with CICO, designing and implementing a CICO program for participant schools, delivering implementation training to school-level stakeholders (staff, piloting teachers, students, and families). Recommended participants: School administrator, representative with specialized academic knowledge (general ed teacher, at-risk teacher, etc.), representative with specialized behavior knowledge (special ed teacher, counselor, interventionist, etc.), additional participants who will serve as Tier 2 team members. Missouri Teacher Standards: Standard 5: Positive Classroom Environment Standard 2: Student Learning Growth and Development Standard 7: Student Assessment and Data Analysis Standard 9: Professional Collaboration

    52. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Toxic Stress, Trauma Virtual Workshop

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

    Dates: 2/18/2021

    Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are the largest public health crisis to be identified in the past thirty years. Traumatic childhood experiences (toxic stress/trauma) impacts a child's daily life in the home, in school and the community. Even when children are too young to remember the events (neglect, physical/emotional/sexual abuse, abandonment, violence, etc.), the body never "forgets.” Childhood adversity affects a child's ability to learn and behave in productive ways by changing brain chemistry and architecture and thus impacts their ability to learn and behave "normally” in schools. All too often, children who are experiencing trauma, neglect and abuse in their homes and communities are identified as having "special needs,” such as ADHD, when in fact it is the trauma/toxic stress in their lives that is causing the misbehavior. Educators need to be keenly aware of this body of research and practical school-based remedies in order to mitigate the impact of toxic stress (ACEs) on successful child cognitive and emotional development, including impulsivity and misbehavior. In this workshop, the critically important information about this life- and practice-changing body of research, including ACEs and the ACEs Scale, will be introduced and the solution strategies will be presented.

    9:00am-12:00pm

    Cost: $60pp RPDC Member or $75pp Non-Member

    53. Creating Standards Based IEPs--Virtual

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Dates: 2/18/2021

    The Standards Based IEP training takes the participants through the steps involved in developing a process of planning that improves the development of the IEP and helps the IEP team participants see the importance of connecting instructional goals to the general curriculum and grade-level standards. Emphasis is placed on aligning IEP goals with the Missouri Learning Standards. This training will be "hands on" and teachers must have copies of IEPs for their students. Technical assistance will also be offered on this day. This virtual training will begin at 9:00 am. Training will end at 12:30. A zoom link and training materials will be sent to participants a few days before the trainings Cancellations must be made 10 days prior training.

    54. Site Administrator Management

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

    Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

    Dates: 2/18/2021

    Virtual Training Overview Site Administrators and Staff Account holders are essential to the effective use of Missouri Connections. This training will demonstrate administrative tools to manage student portfolios for schools that do not use Clever to access student portfolios as well as those schools that use Clever. Agenda Training will demonstrate from the site administrator/staff account perspective ● Missouri Connections Overview ○ Versions - Career Trek, Junior, High School, College, Adult ○ Account Types ● Site Administrator/Staff Access ● Overview of Clever ● Portfolio Management ○ Add Portfolios - Single/Multiple/Student Created ○ Reset Passwords ○ Transfer Portfolios ○ Merge Portfolios ○ Hidden/Deleted Portfolios ● Create Groups/Add Members

    55. Supporting New Teachers: Providing Resources

    Program: DESE - Mentor Teacher Community of Practice

    Dates: 2/18/2021

    Nine 90-minute topic-based, community building, virtual sessions will be offered to all mentor teachers of first and second year Missouri teachers. Each session topic will focus on a Mastering Level II Missouri Teacher Development System (MTDS) competency from the lens of supporting mentors in their capacity to provide mentoring and coaching for new teachers within the diverse settings and new working conditions established due to the Covid-19 crisis. Topics will be aligned to the Missouri Teacher Standards and will be designed to complement the parallel the Community of Practice for Beginning Teachers. Sessions will be co-hosted by an educational consultant and an identified teacher leader. Sessions will be held on designated Thursday evenings throughout the 2020-2021 school year between 5:30 pm and 7:00 pm. This is a free service offered to mentor teachers in Missouri.

    Pam Carte
    Consultant, Northeast Regional Professional Development Center

    Summer Kelly
    Liberty, 2021 Missouri State Teacher of the Year Semifinalist

    56. Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP): Emerging Level II - SECONDARY (Meeting 2 of 2)

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 2/19/2021

    This is meeting 2 of 2 for new secondary teachers in Emerging Level II of the Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP). Emerging Level II provides continued support for new teachers, building upon Emerging Level I. Emerging II secondary teachers will meet once per semester. Please register for each meeting separately.

    In Emerging Level II, teachers will deepen their knowledge of effective teaching and learning practices. They will experience a two-day professional development opportunity designed to support and enrich their knowledge of "how students learn best." The BTAP Standards will continue to be the focus, which when partnered with ongoing support, can improve practices impacting student achievement.

    THIS SERIES MEETS THE INITIAL PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION (IPC) REQUIREMENT OF PARTICIPATING IN A BEGINNING TEACHER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AND ALIGNS TO THE MISSOURI TEACHER STANDARDS.

    Meeting Dates:
    October 21, 2020
    February 19, 2021

    NOTE: Participants must register for each meeting individually.

    57. Earth Sciences: A Beginner's Guide - Virtual Workshop

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: Webinar (na, na)

    Audience: Science Educators (Middle/Junior/High School)

    Dates: 2/20/2021

    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM -- FREE EVENT. This course is presented by Missouri S&T Teacher Education Program & Department of Geosciences.

    This 3-hour workshop will provide middle- and high-school teachers with an introduction to the geosciences through examining natural hazards and climate, including earthquakes, floods, fires, landslides, and sinkholes. Key topics will include a virtual demonstration or video with handouts. The workshop will conclude with a brief Q&A session about geoscience careers with professional geoscientists in Missouri. The workshop content will align with a number of Missouri's Learning Standards in Earth Science for middle- and high-school teachers. We will mail out packets with geoscience materials to all the participants prior to the workshop. Registrants will also be alerted to future workshops where, if feasible given the constraints of the pandemic, we will include an in-person field trip. Questions? Email: Beth Kania-Gosche (bkaniagosche@mst.edu) or David Borrok (borrokd@mst.edu)

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

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

    58. NEW!!! LETRS for Early Childhood Educators

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 2/22/2021 to 4/19/2021

    This three-day series is designed to deepen your understanding of the what, why, and how of early literacy and language development, including assessment and instruction strategies. LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) provides the "science of reading” application of research into the classroom no matter the curriculum or program used. The blended learning format of this series includes three days of face-to-face training and self-paced online tutorials/videos of effective early childhood classroom instruction. SPECIAL NOTES: The face-to-face may have a virtual option. Participants must purchase LETRS Early Childhood Educator manual and online course from Voyager Sopris for $199, prior to the first session. Cost for face-to-face/virtual training is $100 per day. Total cost for the blended format is $499. For more information, please contact janaloge@missouristate.edu

    59. Progress Monitoring & Data Collection

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Virtual (Internet, MO)

    Dates: 2/22/2021

    DATE: Monday, February 22, 2021

    TIME: 8:30-11:30am

    LOCATION: Virtual by Zoom

    COST: Free

    This workshop will assist teachers in understanding special education regulations that require monitoring progress toward a student's IEP annual goals. As a result, participants will be able to gain an understanding of progress monitoring, learn the purpose of collecting data, and know how data collection impacts instructional practices.

    This workshop supports Missouri Teacher Standards 1, 2, & 7.

    60. Transition Academy and Self-Determination-VIRTUAL

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 2/22/2021 to 3/12/2021

    The Transition Academy-VIRTUAL-is designed to help educators plan for college and career readiness and positive postsecondary outcomes for students with an IEP. The components to be addressed during the academy are Indicator 13 which is the transition compliance portion of the student's IEP, how to plan for postsecondary outcomes and the framework and practice of how to include self-determination strategies and skills during instruction. Specific components provided in greater detail will be Transition Assessments and Services and to teach students to participate in the planning process of their future. Transition Academy has been updated with more information regarding Social-Emotional Learning for ALL, student led IEPs and School-Based Enterprises! **This will be conducted over 3 days for 2 hours each day-8:30 AM -10:30 AM. A Zoom link will be sent out prior to the training.** An additional meeting for Self-Determination will be on March 12 from 8 AM-11:30 AM.

    61. LETRS Volume 2, Session 4 (Southeast RPDC Location)

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 2/23/2021

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

    62. *LETRS for Early Childhood Educators

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

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

    Dates: 2/23/2021 to 4/29/2021

    New
    DATES: Tuesday, February 23; Monday, March 29; Thursday, April 29, 2021

    TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

    LOCATION: 2/23 - Virtual by Zoom; remaining dates - TBA

    COST: $300 + $199 for manual & on-line course (see special note below)

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

    SPECIAL NOTE: Participants must purchase the LETRS Early Childhood Educator Manual and on-line course from Voyager Sopris prior to the first session. For information on ordering the manual or about the training, please contact sthurman@truman.edu.
    [The cost for the manual/on-line course is $199 and face-to-face/virtual training is $100 per day ($300), making the total cost for this training $499.]

    In order to have the manuals in time, the registration deadline is February 16.

    Session Topics
    Introduction and Unit 1: Early Literacy Foundations - February 23
    Unit 2: Oral Language Connections - March 29
    Unit 3: Phonological "PH”oundations and Unit 4: Print Knowledge ABC to XYZ - April 29

    63. 10 Drivers of Virtual Engagement

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. Virtual (Virtual, MO)

    Audience: K-12 Educators

    Dates: 2/23/2021

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

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

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

    64. Facilitating Thinking & Learning: Student Reflection & Goal-Setting

    Program: DESE - Community of Practice

    Dates: 2/23/2021

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

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

    Sandy Humbyrd Consultant, Agency for Teaching Leading and Learning & 2017 Missouri State Teacher of the Year Finalist

    Misty Grandel Fordland R-III, 2020 Missouri State Teacher of the Year

    65. Boys in Crisis

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

    Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

    Dates: 2/24/2021

    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."

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

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

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

    Dates: 2/24/2021

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

    67. Transition Assessment

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

    Audience: All teachers and transition coordinators who work to create transition plans with students transitioning from high school into the adult world of postsecondary education, work, and leisure.

    Dates: 2/24/2021

    This workshop will highlight the DESE Transition Assessment Framework. Participants will learn the Six Phases of Transition Assessment.

    This includes:
    1.Guiding Questions- these are the questions you will ask yourself about what you already know about the student and what you still need to learn.
    2.Assessment Plan-developing a plan that takes into consideration the critical response characteristics and needs of the student.
    3.Assessment Selection in this phase, you will focus on the skills you need to assess and the methods/strategies for assessing these skills.
    4.Using Data-relates to how you and the students will actually use the data and communicate with family and others.
    5.Measurable Post-Secondary Goals are based on transition assessments. They help students define/refine career and life goals.
    6.Annual Goal-what skills and knowledge does the student need to meet their goals as identified by state standards and help the student progress toward achievement of their postsecondary goals?

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

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 2/25/2021

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

    Session 4: Monitoring and evaluating student progress

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

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

    Dates:
    September 24
    October 22
    January 14
    February 25

    69. Mathematics Coaching: Resources and Tools for Math Coaches/Leaders Meeting 3

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 2/25/2021

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

    Be sure to sign up for each day of this series:
    Meeting 1: October 8, 2020
    Meeting 2: December 9, 2020
    Meeting 3: February 25, 2021
    Meeting 4: April 7, 2021

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

    70. DESE Webpage: You've Got a Friend

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. Virtual (Virtual, MO)

    Audience: K-12 Educators

    Dates: 2/25/2021

    As we look for helpful resources, we often overlook those that can be found on the DESE webpage. Navigating the site can be overwhelming. Join us to understand how to more easily locate the content you need to be informed for instruction and assessment purposes.

    During this session, participates will:
    * Locate information for relevant content areas
    * Access assessment resources
    * Explore DESE Homepage offerings for updates & meetings

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

    71. BEST 2.0: Professional Communication

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: New Teachers

    Dates: 2/25/2021

    Building Educational Support for Teaching
    Missouri's requirements for Beginning Teacher Assistance Programming (BTAP) have changed. UMKC Regional Professional Development has designed courses for beginning teachers needing the required curriculum. Participants whose building/district provides no training must attend all session topics to meet the new requirements; otherwise participants may select to attend sessions as needed.

    Models effective verbal, nonverbal, and media communication with students and parents to foster active inquiry, collaboration and supportive interactions.

    Cost:
    FREE for RPDC Member Schools/Districts OR $35 for Non-Members

    72. LETRS Cohort Volume 1 - Day 4 of 4 - Virtual Workshop

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: Webinar (na, na)

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

    Dates: 3/2/2021

    There are four dates for this workshop; you must register for EACH DATE separately. We will address each of the four LETRS units respectively.

    Session 1: Unit 1 The Challenge of Learning to Read--Sept. 29, 2020
    Session 2: Unit 2 The Speech Sounds of English--Nov. 10, 2020
    Session 3: Unit 3 Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling--Jan. 11, 2021
    Session 4: Unit 4 Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition--Mar. 2, 2021

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

    Participants in this group must acquire LETRS Volume 1 materials prior to Session 1. If unsure how/where to purchase call 573-341-7722 for that information or email jonesdebr@mst.edu. You will be required to attend all four sessions.

    A minimum of four (4) participants is required for this cohort to make. Please do not order materials until the instructor notifies you that the cohort has made.


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

    To maximize learning, it's recommended that each registration is for one participant joining with one device. Laptops/desktops are recommended for 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.

    73. Powerful Learning Series: Standards Based Teaching, Learning, and Grading

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

    Location: Virtual Meeting (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 3/3/2021

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

    74. Employment Exploration Using Missouri Connections

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. Virtual (Virtual, MO)

    Audience: Gr 7-12 counselors, career educators, transition educators, administrators and others who work with students in career awareness, exploration, development and planning

    Dates: 3/4/2021

    New
    The Employment component in the Missouri Connections high school version provides information on how to search for a job, interview techniques, successful work habits as well as a Resume Creator. Training will demonstrate from the student perspective the contents of the Employment section including:
    * Job Search
    * Resume Creator
    * Job Success

    Intended Audience: Middle School and High School counselors, career educators, transition educators, administrators and teachers who work with students in career awareness, exploration, development and planning

    75. Literacy Collaborative Group- Virtual Session

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 3/4/2021

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

    76. Powerful Learning Series: Peer Observation & Coaching

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

    Location: Virtual (any place, MO)

    Dates: 3/4/2021

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

    77. Southwest Regional Science Collaborative Cohort - Day 4 Only!

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 3/4/2021

    Join the Southwest Regional Science Collaborative Cohort! Discuss topics that matter to you. This is where Science teachers learn from each other. This is teacher-led PD with lesson/lab sharing, curriculum development, and instructional strategy/method sharing. Special speakers/guests may also attend occasionally as available. Additionally, DESE assessment and content updates/news will be provided as available. This will be an on-going group. The group will meet 4 times in 2020-21.We hope you will join this regional group of dedicated Science teachers! Parking will be provided. Breakfast and lunch on your own.

    78. Missouri Leadership Development System Developing 2 Leaders - Day 3

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Building Principals

    Dates: 3/5/2021

    There are four dates for this workshop; you must register for EACH REGIONAL MEETING separately.
  • September 18 - Regional Meeting 1 - Virtual
  • November 17 - Regional Meeting 2 - Virtual
  • January 26 - Coaching Lab @ SCRPDC
  • March 5 - Regional Meeting 3 - In-Person

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

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

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


    You will be required to bring and wear a face covering in all common areas during in-person workshops.
  • 79. (Virtual) A Quality IEP is a Defensible IEP (Two-Part Session)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Virtual (any place, MO)

    Audience: Special Education Staff responsible for writing and implementing IEPs; Special and General Education Administrators; IEP team members

    Dates: 3/8/2021 to 3/15/2021

    (This is a repeat session from Oct/Nov) This two part series is designed for Missouri's 4 Day Week School Districts. During this two part training, we will discuss the components of the IEP and how to ensure you are writing both a compliant and defensible IEP.

    80. Progress Monitoring Through Quality Data Collection - VIRTUAL Training

    Program: RPDC - Central

    Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

    Audience: SPED Teachers, Directors, Process Coordinators and Administrators

    Dates: 3/8/2021

    Data collection is crucial for monitoring the progress of any student receiving academic or behavioral intervention in the general education or special education classroom. However, data collection is often a 'weak link' in the classroom, even though the Endrew F. vs. Douglas County School District ruling in the Supreme Court has highlighted the responsibility of educators to keep good data. This workshop is designed for general and special education teachers and school administrators who want to set clear goals for student improvement, collect the right kind and amount of data to document the effectiveness of student instruction, select data collection tools/forms with confidence, and determine progress on IEP goals.

    81. Transition Academy 20-21-Virtual

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Dates: 3/8/2021 to 4/16/2021

    The Transition Academy is a two-day virtual training event designed to help educators plan for college/career readiness and positive postsecondary outcomes for students with an IEP. The components addressed during the first day of the academy are Indicator 13, how to plan for postsecondary outcomes/goals, transition assessment, and transition services. The second day will cover self-determination strategies, student-led IEPS and other skills that will teach students to participate in the planning process of their future. It is important that you have access to an IEP of one of your students during this training. Please be aware that this is a two-day virtual training and when you enroll, you are committing to two days. The first day will be all day and the second day will be half day. A zoom link with participant materials will be sent out a few days before the virtual training.

    82. (Virtual) PBIS Tier 3 (Session 2 of 3): Simple Function Based Assessments.

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 3/8/2021

    This session will cover the process of completing a Function-Based Assessment with school-based personnel. An emphasis will be placed on completing the Assessment in order to determine the function of behavior, identifying appropriate replacement behaviors, and identifying possible function-based interventions.

    83. Aligning Standards-Based IEPs to Missouri Learning Standards Book Study-VIRTUAL

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 3/8/2021 to 3/29/2021

    New
    Please join Patti Stenger, Mary Beth Scherer and Susan Hekmat for a book study that will focus on the use of the book: Aligning IEPs to State Standards for Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities. We will meet every Monday in March, beginning March 8 thru March 29, from 3:15-5:00. The participants will learn the steps involved in the process of planning that improves the development of the IEP and helps the IEP team see the importance of connecting instructional goals to the general curriculum and grade-level standards. The book-Aligning IEPs to State Standards for Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities by Courtade and Browder- we will be using will need to be purchased prior to March 8. It may be purchased from Amazon, Barnes and Noble or at www.AttainmentCompany.com. The cost of the book is roughly $35.00. You may choses to have either soft back version or download to your computer.

    84. *Components of Effective Literacy Instruction: Knowing How & When to "Anchor In" so Students Can Sail in the Waters of Complex Text - Part 2

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

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

    Dates: 3/9/2021 to 3/30/2021

    Phonics and Vocabulary

    This workshop is for Northeast RPDC area schools.

    DATES: Tuesdays--March 9 and March 30, 2021

    TIMES: 3:00-5:00pm

    LOCATION: Virtual by Zoom

    COST: $100 per person

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

    Part 2 is divided into two sessions and will focus on understanding. Fluency will be embedded into each session as well.
    Session 1 (3/9): Phonics
    Session 2 (3/30): Vocabulary

    Participants must register for each part separately: Part 3 (Comprehension and Writing) will be held in April.

    85. Components of Effective Literacy: Phonics and Vocabulary

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. Virtual (Virtual, MO)

    Audience: K-3 Teachers, Title I, Special Education, Other Interventionists

    Dates: 3/9/2021 to 3/30/2021

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


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

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


    Part 2 will focus on:
    A. Phonics, March 9, 3:00-5:00pm
    B. Vocabulary, March 30, 3:00-5:00pm
    *Fluency will be embedded into each session as well.

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

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

    Debra Drury Consultant, Northeast Regional Professional Development Center

    Jennifer Gill Shelby Co. R-IV, 2021 Missouri State Teacher of the Year Semifinalist

    87. SW-PBS Tier 2 Sustain - Meeting 2 VIRTUAL

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 3/10/2021

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

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

    88. Postsecondary Education Exploration Using Missouri Connections

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. Virtual (Virtual, MO)

    Dates: 3/10/2021

    New
    The Education component in the Missouri Connections high school version provides information on postsecondary education options, programs of study and financial assistance. Training will demonstrate from the student perspective the contents of the Education section including:
    * Degree & Certificate Programs
    * Programs of Study
    * Postsecondary Options
    * School Sort and comparison features
    * Applications Tracker
    * Financial Aid - Missouri Scholarships and Financial Aid Sort

    Intended Audience: Middle School and High School counselors, career educators, transition educators, administrators and teachers who work with students in career awareness, exploration, development and planning

    89. CIS360 Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP) 8th - 12th Grade Level Components

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

    Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

    Dates: 3/11/2021

    Virtual Training Overview 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. Note: Training does not include the Student Course Planner portion of the ICAP. Agenda Training will demonstrate from a student perspective ● Access to Missouri Connections CIS360 system ● 8th - 12th grade level ICAP Components ● ICAP Print Report

    90. CIS 360/ICAP Student Course Planner

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

    Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

    Dates: 3/11/2021

    Virtual Training Overview 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. Agenda 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

    91. CIS 360 District Course Setup

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

    Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

    Dates: 3/11/2021

    CIS360 Course Planner District/Site Setup Virtual Training Overview The Missouri Connections CIS360 Course Planner tool enables each school district to enter subjects, 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. Agenda 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

    92. (Virtual) What Should Equity Look Like in Your School?

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 3/15/2021

    This session will help schools create an action plan for addressing identified equity issues in their buildings and district.

    93. SW-PBS Tier 2 Advanced - CW-Fit/PPR/Tootling VIRTUAL

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 3/16/2021

    By Invitation Only.
    Session 6--Each school will choose one additional intervention: Check and Connect (C&C), (Adapted) First Step Next, or CW-FIT, Positive Peer Reporting, Tootling/Work Day.

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

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

    94. Drop Out Prevention - Early Warning Signs/Student Engagement - VIRTUAL Training

    Program: RPDC - Central

    Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

    Audience: General ED & SPED Leadership Teams, and Principals

    Dates: 3/16/2021

    The Early Warning Signs is a systemic process that involves the use of proven, evidence-based practices that keep students in school. The screener utilizes data analysis to identify students at risk. It assists in raising student achievement, enhancing student engagement, strengthening attendance, increasing graduation rates and improving post-school outcomes. During this training, participants will become familiar with how, when, and why to use this screener. The second part of the training will focus on strategies to engage students in school, because research indicates the more they are engaged in learning the less likely they are to drop-out.

    95. IEPs Based on the DLM Essential Elements-Virtual

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Dates: 3/16/2021

    This training will guide participants through the process of using Dynamic Learning Maps(DLM) Essential Elements to develop goals and objectives in English Language Arts(ELA) and Math for Individual Educational Programs(IEPs) for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities and are assessed with the MAP-A. Learning objectives include: 1. Review of the DLM Claims and Conceptual Areas 2. Review and identify DLM Essential Elements-Linked IEP goals and the related Claims and Conceptual Areas of the DLM MAP 3. Review the Linkage levels/Nodes and Mini-Maps 4. Review the grade level blueprints for instruction and IEPs 5. Learn how to write SMART goals/short-term objectives This module is based on the principles and learning objectives of the DESE trainings for developing a Standard-Based IEP. You will find it helpful to have completed the Standards Based IEP Training before attending this training. This training will be "hands on" and teachers must bring copies of IEPs for their students. Technical assistance will also be offered on this day. The last part of the day will be spent writing goals and objectives for MAP-A students in the areas of ELA and Math. Virtual training will start at 9:00 and end at 12:30 pm. A zoom link and participant material will be emailed to participants a few days before the virtual training. Cancellations must be made 10 days prior training

    96. School-Wide Positive Behavior Support (SW-PBS) Coaches Networking Meeting - All Tiers

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Dates: 3/16/2021

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

    DATE: Tuesday, March 16, 2021

    TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

    LOCATION: Truman State University Student Union Building TBA

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

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

    97. Diving Deeper into Grades 3-5 Expanded Missouri Learning Standards in Mathematics Part 2 of 2

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 3/17/2021

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

    Join this group of math educators as they explore research-based practices to make meaning of mathematics and transform yourself into an awesome mathematics teacher leader!

    98. Present day bullying and the influence of Social Media

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

    Location: Virtual (any place, MO)

    Dates: 3/17/2021

    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.

    99. Using Missouri Connections Junior Version - Virtual Workshop

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: Webinar (na, na)

    Audience: Educators grades 5-8 and appropriate for special populations

    Dates: 3/17/2021

    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM -- FREE EVENT--DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS MARCH 12th.

    Missouri Connections is a comprehensive, online career development and planning program provided free to all Missouri citizens. Funded by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, this program supports the career development efforts of schools, community organizations and adult job seeker programs.

    Missouri Connections Junior Version has the resources middle school students need to plan for the future. The online system of career development information, assessments, and activities helps students answer the questions:
  • Who Am I?
  • Where Am I Going?
  • How Do I Get There?

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

    Participants are eligible for 1 hour of professional development credit.

    Prior to the workshop, an email with the Zoom link will be provided to participants.

  • 100. MO SW-PBS Tier 3 Advanced - Session 4 VIRTUAL

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 3/18/2021

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

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

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

    DATES:
    October 1
    November 19
    January 21
    March 18

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

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Dates: 3/18/2021

    DATE: Thursday, March 18, 2021

    TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

    LOCATION: Truman State University TBA

    COST: $60 - includes Morning refreshments and Lunch

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