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1. LETRS Vol 1

Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

Dates: 5/13/2021 to 8/31/2021

Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides K-5 teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. The 'blended learning' format of this series includes face-to-face (or virtual) learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. SPECIAL NOTES: 1) There are four 'face to face' dates for this workshop series. We will focus on each of the four LETRS units respectively: Day 1/Launch and Unit 1, The Challenge of Learning to Read; Day 2/Unit 2: The Speech Sounds of English; Day 3/Unit 3: Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling Day 4/Unit 4: Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition. Registration fee for all four 'face to face' dates is $400. 2) Participants must purchase LETRS manual and online course from Voyager Sopris at $350 per person. For more information on how/where to purchase materials, please call Jana Loge at 417-836-6319 or janaloge@missouristate.edu The total cost for the four-day training, manual, and online course is $750.

2. 2021-2022 Northeast Regional Leadership Academy

Program: RPDC - Northeast

Location: 4 Various Locations in NE RPDC Region (Various, MO)

Audience: building leaders in their third year or more in administration

Dates: 6/14/2021 to 6/15/2022

DATES: 4 days TBD as a cohort at State Kick-off [added to MLP when set]

TIME: 9:00am-2:00pm

LOCATION: NE region TBD as a cohort at State Kick-off [added to MLP when set]

COST: $600*-includes 4 meetings + 4 state meetings [see state meeting info at bottom]
*scholarships are available-contact Lynn Proctor at lproctor@truman.edu or 573-864-8438

Leadership Academy is part of the Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS). It is designed for building leaders in their third year or more in administration. The focus of Leadership Academy is to ensure success of all students by building leadership capacity.

This year-long experience will help develop effective leaders who
>demonstrate their roles as lead learners,
>develop and cultivate positive, productive professional relationships,
>develop skills to effectively develop teachers, and
>create and sustain a culture of continuous improvement.

Register for state meetings on MLP at https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=11005&I=3718184, EXCEPT M2 (OLE) which has a separate registration and can be completed on-line by going to this site: https://dese.mo.gov/media/pdf/oeqoleregistration21.

STATE MEETING DATES:
M1: June 14-16, 2021-Kick-off;
M2: October 6-9, 2021-OLE;
M3: January 13-14, 2022-Winter Meeting;
M4: June 15-17, 2022-Graduation

LOCATIONS: M1-Hilton Garden Inn, Columbia; M2-YMCA Camp Lakewood-Potosi; M3-Holiday Inn Exec Center, Columbia; M4-Inn at Grand Glaize, Osage Beach

COST: State meetings covered in cost of regional meetings*
*district or individual responsible for transportation & lodging

3. Leadership Academy (2021-2022)

Program: DESE - Leadership Academy

Location: Varies (Varies, MO)

Audience: Principals or those in a leadership role in year 3 or more in administration

Dates: 6/14/2021 to 6/17/2022

As a member of this year-long academy, your learning will be focused on Missouri Leadership Development System competencies for the developing leader. Leadership Academy is part of the MLDS as an intensive year of leadership development for building level administrators. It is recommended that leaders complete two years of engagement at the Emerging Level prior to participation. The Leadership Academy emphasizes the importance of building capacity of instructional practices correlated to high academic achievement for students. Total Registration cost will be made payable to your local center or RPDC. $300 will be made payable to YMCA of the Ozarks Outdoor Learning Experience and is located in Potosi MO at the YMCA. The dates for OLE are: October 6-9, 2021. Winter Meeting is January 13-14, 2022 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center, Columbia MO. Graduation is June 15-17 2022 at the Inn at Grand Glaize, Osage Beach MO. Scholarships are available through RPDCs.

4. SW Region: MLDS 2021-2022 Leadership Academy- Registration for the SW Region is open!

Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

Location: TBA-Springfield, MO (Springfield, MO)

Audience: SW Regional leaders starting year 3 or more in a leadership role (Principal, Assistant Principal)

Dates: 6/14/2021

Attention SW Region: MLDS Leadership Academy #36 registration is open! Leadership Academy is for any leader starting their third year or has three or more years of experience as a building leader (Principal/Assistant Principal).

L.A. consists of four regional meetings, and four statewide events: Summer Kickoff(June 2021), Outdoor Leadership Experience (October 2021), Winter Meeting (January 2022), and LA Graduation (June 2022). Leadership Academy does have a cost of $600 for all meetings, and $300 for Outdoor Leadership Experience. *Some scholarships are available to cover the $900 cost. Once registered you will receive additional information about Leadership Academy (meeting times, dates, locations, etc.)

Have questions or need more information? Leadership Academy information can be found by contacting Annette Cozort: acozort@missouristate.edu or Kevin Freeman: KevinFreeman@missouristate.edu

5. Leadership Academy - Central RPDC

Program: RPDC - Central

Location: Varies (Varies, MO)

Audience: Building Leaders in Year 3 and Beyond

Dates: 6/14/2021 to 6/15/2022

The focus of Leadership Academy is to ensure success of all students by building leadership capacity. This year-long experience develops effective leaders who:
** Demonstrate their roles as lead learners
** Develop and cultivate positive, productive professional relationships
** Develop skills to effectively develop teachers
** Create and sustain a culture of continuous improvement

Leadership Academy is designed for building leaders in Year 3 and beyond.

The program includes state meetings: Kickoff (June 14-16, 2021), Winter Meeting (Jan. 13-14, 2022), Graduation (15-17, 2022) are all held in Columbia and the Outdoor Leadership Experience (Oct. 6-9, 2021) is held at Trout Lodge, Potosi, as well as 4 regional cohort meetings that are subject to some changes.

Scholarships are available.

6. MLDS Developing Level I- Leadership Academy

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 6/14/2021 to 6/15/2022

As a member of this year-long academy, your learning will be focused on Missouri Leadership Development System competencies for the developing leader. The Leadership Academy emphasizes the importance of building capacity of instructional practices correlated to high academic achievement for students. Total Registration cost ($600) will be made payable to your local center or RPDC. $300 will be made payable to YMCA of the Ozarks Outdoor Learning Experience and is located in Potosi, MO at the YMCA. The dates for OLE are: October 6-9, 2021. Winter Meeting is January 13-14, 2022 at Hilton Garden Inn and Conference Center, Columbia MO. Graduation is June 15-17, 2022. Regional meetings are scheduled on the following dates: September 21, November 30, February TBD, and April 4. These meetings are held from 9AM until 3PM in Room 202 at the RPDC. Scholarships are available through the RPDC.

2021-2022 Developing Level I- Leadership Academy Dates:
June 14-16- Leadership Academy Kickoff
September 21- Regional Mtg. I-RPDC
October 6-9- Outdoor Leadership Experience- Potosi, MO
November 30- Regional Mtg. II-RPDC
January 13-14- Leadership Academy Winter Meeting-Columbia, MO- subject to change
February TBD- Regional Mtg. III: Leadership Academy State Board Meeting visit-Jefferson City, MO
April 4- Regional Mtg. IV-RPDC
June 15-17- Leadership Academy Completer Meeting-GRADUATION-Columbia, MO

7. LETRS: Language Essentials for Teaching Reading and Spelling - Volume 1

Program: RPDC - Central

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

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

Dates: 6/23/2021 to 1/26/2022

Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. LETRS is NOT a program. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. Instruction is a mixture of 4 face-to-face learning sessions through structured modules and 4 units of online videos including examples of effective classroom instruction.

Sessions Include
VIRTUAL 2-Hour Launch Session: Overview and first assignment
Face-to-Face Sessions:
Session 1 - The Challenge of Learning to Read
Session 2 - The Speech Sounds of English
Session 3 - Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, & Spelling
Session 4 - Advanced Decoding, Spelling, & Word Recognition

The registration fee for all dates does NOT include the materials fee of $349 paid separately to Lexia Learning. (1-800-547-6747 ext. 5136) Participants in this group must acquire LETRS materials prior to the VIRTUAL Launch date. If unsure how/where to purchase call 660-543-4735 for that information or email to kmcdonald@ucmo.edu.

Lunch will be provided.

8. SW-PBS Tier 2 - Foundations & Systems

Program: RPDC - Central

Location: 9 University of Central Missouri (Warrensburg, MO) [map]

Audience: Building administrator & at least 2 additional staff members w/expertise and/or interest in specialized behavior support

Dates: 6/28/2021 to 2/24/2022

Missouri SW-PBS will host a series of 6 sessions for schools that have completed Tier 1 training and are ready to transition to developing Tier 1 interventions for SW-PBS framework. During these sessions, teams receive an overview of Tier 2 purposes, research, and intervention examples. They assess fidelity of Tier 1 implementation and determine their school's readiness for developing a Tier 2 system. As an initial outcome, the Tier 2 team develops a systematic process for identifying students at-risk of developing problem behaviors, which includes use of data decision rules and a teacher nomination process. Teams establish procedures to determine the function of behavior in order to match student difficulties with appropriate interventions. The use of universal screening instruments is considered.

To learn the Tier 2 process, teams work toward implementation of Check-In, Check-Out (CICO), and Social Skills Intervention Groups (SSIG) both of which are research-based interventions. Clear entry and exit criteria are established for the two interventions, and data to be collected for progress monitoring is identified. Teams provide professional development to ensure all school staff understand the interventions and their role in implementing the interventions including promoting generalization of skills across multiple settings. Families receive information about the purpose of the intervention and their role in supporting their child's participation. By the end of Tier 2 training, teams create data rules for making decisions about individual student progress monitoring data and develop plans to fully implement the intervention the following year.

*Participants should bring a device capable of accessing digital documents via the internet (Chromebooks have difficulty accessing UCM Guest Wifi). Access to the internet will be provided via UCM Guest Wifi access.

9. LETRS: Volume 2, Units 5-8

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

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

Dates: 7/6/2021 to 3/15/2022

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

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


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

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

10. LETRS: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5 emPowerU Building (St Joseph, MO)

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

Dates: 7/12/2021 to 4/7/2022

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LETRS provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. LETRS is NOT a program. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. Instruction is a mixture of 4 face to face learning sessions through structured modules PLUS 4 units of online videos including examples of effective classroom instruction. Teachers will be asked to apply the information on chosen students

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

Each participant must purchase materials for implementation. You must have the materials prior to session 1. Please contact RPDC at 660-562-1995 for further information.

11. LETRS: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5 emPowerU Building (St Joseph, MO)

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

Dates: 7/20/2021 to 3/22/2022

LETRS provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. LETRS is NOT a program. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. Instruction is a mixture of 4 face to face learning sessions through structured modules PLUS 4 units of online videos including examples of effective classroom instruction. Teachers will be asked to apply the information on chosen students

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

Each participant must purchase materials for implementation. You must have the materials prior to session 1. Please contact RPDC at 660-562-1995 for further information.

12. MLDS: New Leaders Year I Cohort 21-22

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: School Leaders in their first few years of school leadership.

Dates: 7/27/2021 to 5/5/2022

The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is a continuum of learning and supports provided to school leaders from aspiring to retiring. In addition to content available for aspiring school leaders, five levels of support comprise MLDS: New Leaders Year I, New Leaders Year II, Sustaining Leadership Year III, Sustaining Leadership IV and Transformational Leadership V.


New Leaders Year 1 Cohort:
The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is a series of professional learning experiences specifically tailored to develop leadership capacity across multiple domains of leadership. Research and practical experience confirm the impact of leadership on multiple aspects of school life, personal satisfaction, recruitment and retention of faculty and staff, and student achievement, to name a few. Essential activities will include, but are not limited to productive and relevant mentoring (Emerging Level - years 1 and 2) and comprehensive and progressive learning treatments designed to meet principals' needs at their current level of experience (Emerging and Developing Levels). Join this cohort and watch your leadership skill and professional network grow. Not sure which cohort to join? Just ask!

13. Trauma Informed (1st Offering)

Program: RPDC - South Central

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

Audience: All School Personnel

Dates: 7/27/2021

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Do you have questions about what it means to be trauma-informed? Attend this 3-hour workshop to gain a better understanding of trauma-informed and feel better equipped to manage the behaviors of students affected by trauma.

This workshop will also be held on August 4th. You are NOT required to attend both dates.

Outcomes: By the end of this session, participants will be able to ...
  • Understand what trauma is and its impact
  • How to recognize and respond to children affected by trauma
  • Understand how trauma affects a child's brain

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

    Face coverings are recommended if you are NOT fully vaccinated.
  • 14. LETRS for Early Childhood Educators

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

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

    Dates: 7/27/2021 to 10/1/2021

    Participants must purchase LETRS Early Childhood Educator manual and online course from Lexia Learning (1-800-547-6747, ext. 5136) for $199, prior to the first session.

    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.

    15. MLDS Emerging Level I

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 7/28/2021 to 3/8/2022

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

    Year 1 dates include:
    July 28, 2021 - Regional Meeting I
    September 28, 2021 - Regional Meeting II
    November 9 or 16 or 17, 2021 - Feedback and Coaching Lab (various school sites) - Attend only one date.
    January 11, 2022 - Regional Meeting III
    March 8 or 16 or 22, 2022 - Feedback and Coaching Lab (various school sites) - Attend only one date.

    For additional information, contact Vince Powell at 573.651.5962.

    16. PBS Kickoff for Teams and Administrators (1st Offering)

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: PBS Teams and Administrators

    Dates: 7/28/2021

    Grab your PBS team and administrator and join us for a day of learning. This workshop will address all levels of PBS, Tier 1, Tier 2, or Tier 3. We will work on team's roles and responsibilities as well as the administrator's role. At the end of the day, teams will walk away with an action plan to successfully implement PBS throughout the new school year.

    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.

    Face coverings are recommended if you are NOT fully vaccinated.

    17. My School is PBS - What Does That Mean for Me? (1st Offering)

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Staff of a PBS School

    Dates: 7/29/2021

    Are you a new teacher or administrator in a SW-PBS school and have never participated in SW-PBS training? MO SW-PBS will offer a one-day Tier 1 Training for staff members and administrators new to SW-PBS. This training focuses on understanding the 8 essential components of the Tier 1 process.

    This workshop will also be held on October 8th. You are NOT required to attend both dates.

    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.

    Face coverings are recommended if you are NOT fully vaccinated.

    18. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) - Volume I - Day 1 of 4

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

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

    Dates: 8/2/2021

    There are four dates for this workshop. You must register for EACH MEETING separately.
  • August 2, 2021
  • September 28, 2021
  • October 26, 2021
  • December 6, 2021

    LETRS provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. LETRS is NOT a program. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. Instruction is a mixture of 4 face-to-face learning sessions through structured modules and 4 units of online videos including examples of effective classroom instruction. Teachers will be asked to apply the information on chosen students.

    Face-to-Face Sessions Include:
    Session 1 - The Challenge of Learning to Read
    Session 2 - The Speech Sounds of English
    Session 3 - Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, & Spelling
    Session 4 - Advanced Decoding, Spelling, & Word Recognition

    Registration fee of $400 is for all four dates. Billed by Heart of Missouri RPDC. Fee does NOT include the materials fee of $349 paid separately to Voyager Sopris (1-800-547-6747 ext. 5136). Participants in this group must acquire LETRS materials prior to the first meeting date. Questions? Contact Robyn Rogers at robyn.rogers@lexialearning.com or 469-964-2610.

    A minimum of 5 participants is required for this cohort to make.

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

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

    Face coverings are required.
  • 19. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) - Volume II - Day 1 of 4

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

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

    Dates: 8/3/2021

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

    There are four dates for this workshop. You must register for EACH MEETING separately.
  • 8/3/21
  • 9/29/21
  • 10/27/21
  • 12/7/21

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

    All training facilitated by a LETRS certified trainer. The 'blended learning' format of Vol. II series includes 4 face-to-face training dates (one day for each of the units) and an online course (through Voyager Sopris) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction.

    Registration fee of $400 is for all four dates. Billed by Heart of Missouri RPDC. Fee does NOT include the materials fee of $349 paid separately to Voyager Sopris (1-800-547-6747 ext. 5136). Participants must acquire LETRS materials prior to first meeting date. Questions? Contact Robyn Rogers at robyn.rogers@lexialearning.com or 469-964-2610.

    A minimum of 5 participants required.

    If not registered, late fee applied.

    Lunch provided. Provide dietary restrictions 7 days in advance.

    Face coverings are required.
  • 20. Trauma Informed (2nd Offering)

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: All School Personnel

    Dates: 8/4/2021

    Do you have questions about what it means to be trauma-informed? Attend this 3-hour workshop to gain a better understanding of trauma-informed and feel better equipped to manage the behaviors of students affected by trauma.

    This workshop will also be held on July 27th. You are NOT required to attend both dates.

    Outcomes: By the end of this session, participants will be able to ...
  • Understand what trauma is and its impact
  • How to recognize and respond to children affected by trauma
  • Understand how trauma affects a child's brain

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

    All participants are required to bring and wear a face covering while attending this workshop.
  • 21. Using Missouri Connections Junior Version - Virtual Workshop (2nd Offering)

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: Webinar (na, na)

    Audience: Middle School counselors, teachers, transition educators, administrators, and others working with students in career awareness, exploration, development and planning

    Dates: 8/4/2021

    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM -- FREE EVENT--DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS JULY 28th.

    This workshop will also be held on July 15th. You are NOT required to attend both dates.

    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.

  • 22. MTDS Emerging II (BTAP 2)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Audience: Any teacher who has completed their beginning teacher assistance program

    Dates: 8/5/2021 to 5/4/2022

    You made it through year one, but your learning never stops! Continue your growth as an emerging teacher!

    This program offers continued support for early career teachers.

    Emerging II begins with a statewide kick-off event featuring Mike Rutherford, author of The Artisan Teacher!. Participants will receive a copy of Mike's book "The Artisan Teacher".

    Emerging II is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System and is open to any teacher who has completed a Beginning Teacher Assistance Program in Missouri.

    This opportunity provides:

    • access to experts- Kick-off event with Mike Rutherford!
    • access to on-demand learning, including Mike Rutherford's MTDS series
    • consultant support
    • networking with other teachers
    • competency-based programming

    Emerging II emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies

    • Differentiates to Meet Unique Student Needs

      Designs lesson variations to: (a) contanet; (b) process; (c) product; and/or (d) environment based on analysis of student needs.

    • Plans Student Progress Monitoring

      Plans formal and informal assessment strategies and documentation structures to check and record understanding of lesson targets during instruction.

    • Works in a Community of Practice

      Participates in a community of practice to share evidence of effectiveness and progress towards curricular goals, plan curricular revisions, and discuss meeting student needs

    **Scholarships Available** *Travel expenses are each district's responsibility*

    23. MTDS Emerging II (BTAP 2)

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Audience: any teacher who has completed a Beginning Teacher Assistance Program in Missouri

    Dates: 8/5/2021 to 5/5/2022

    DATES: Wednesday-Thursday, August 5-6, October 7, 2021; January 14, March 18, May 5, 2022

    TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

    LOCATION: August - State-wide kick-off - Hilton Garden Inn, Columbia; remaining - Truman TBD

    COST: $250 - scholarships available

    This program offers continued support for early career teachers.

    To celebrate the completion of a successful first year of teaching, Emerging II begins with a state-wide kick-off event featuring Mike Rutherford, author of The Artisan Teacher! (Participants will receive a copy of this book.)

    Emerging II is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System (MTDS) [mo-mtds.net] and is open to any teacher who has completed a Beginning Teacher Assistance Program in Missouri.

    This professional development opportunity provides--
    >access to experts - State Kick-off event with Mike Rutherford;
    >access to on-demand learning, including Mike Rutherford's MTDS series;
    >consultant support;
    >networking with other teachers; and
    >competency-based programming.

    Emerging II emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies:
    Differentiates to Meet Unique Student Needs
    Designs lesson variations to (a) content; (b) process; (c) product; and/or (d) environment based on analysis of student needs.

    Plans Student Progress Monitoring
    Plans formal and informal assessment strategies and documentation structures to check and record understanding of lesson targets during instruction.

    Works in a Community of Practice
    Participates in a community of practice to share evidence of effectiveness and progress towards curricular goals, to plan curricular revisions, and to discuss meeting student needs.

    24. MTDS Emerging II (BTAP 2)

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: Any teacher who has completed a Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (year 1) in Missouri

    Dates: 8/5/2021 to 5/5/2022

    You made it through year one, but your learning never stops! Continue your growth as an emerging teacher!

    This program offers continued support for early career teachers.

    Emerging II begins with a statewide kick-off event featuring Mike Rutherford, author of The Artisan Teacher!.

    Participants will receive a copy of Mike's book "The Artisan Teacher". Emerging II is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System and is open to any teacher who has completed a Beginning Teacher Assistance Program in Missouri.

    This opportunity provides:
    •access to experts- Kick-off event with Mike Rutherford!
    •access to on-demand learning, including Mike Rutherford's MTDS series
    •consultant support
    •networking with other teachers
    •competency-based programming

    Emerging II emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies

    •Differentiates to Meet Unique Student Needs Designs lesson variations to: (a) contanet; (b) process; (c) product; and/or (d) environment based on analysis of student needs.

    •Plans Student Progress Monitoring Plans formal and informal assessment strategies and documentation structures to check and record understanding of lesson targets during instruction.

    •Participates in a community of practice to share evidence of effectiveness and progress towards curricular goals, plan curricular revisions, and discuss meeting student needs

    **Scholarships Available**

    *Travel expenses are each district's responsibility*

    25. MTDS Emerging II (BTAP 2) - Grandview

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: Grandview CO (Grandview,, MO)

    Audience: Any teacher who has completed a Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (year 1) in Missouri

    Dates: 8/5/2021 to 5/10/2022

    You made it through year one, but your learning never stops! Continue your growth as an emerging teacher!

    This program offers continued support for early career teachers.

    Emerging II begins with a statewide kick-off event featuring Mike Rutherford, author of The Artisan Teacher!. Participants will receive a copy of Mike's book "The Artisan Teacher". Emerging II is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System and is open to any teacher who has completed a Beginning Teacher Assistance Program in Missouri.

    This opportunity provides:

    •access to experts- Kick-off event with Mike Rutherford!
    •access to on-demand learning, including Mike Rutherford's MTDS series
    •consultant support
    •networking with other teachers
    •competency-based programming


    •Emerging II emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies


    •Differentiates to Meet Unique Student Needs Designs lesson variations to: (a) contanet; (b) process; (c) product; and/or (d) environment based on analysis of student needs.

    •Plans Student Progress Monitoring Plans formal and informal assessment strategies and documentation structures to check and record understanding of lesson targets during instruction.

    •Works in a Community of Practice Participates in a community of practice to share evidence of effectiveness and progress towards curricular goals, plan curricular revisions, and discuss meeting student needs


    **Scholarships Available** *Travel expenses are each district's responsibility*

    26. MTDS Emerging II - Beginning Teacher Assistance Program II

    Program: RPDC - Central

    Audience: 2nd Year Teachers who have completed 1st year Beginning Teachers

    Dates: 8/5/2021 to 4/20/2022

    You made it through year one, but your learning never stops! Continue your growth as an emerging teacher! This program offers continued support for early career teachers.

    To celebrate the completion of a successful first year of teaching, Emerging II begins with a statewide kick-off event featuring Mike Rutherford, author of "The Artisan Teacher". Participants will receive a copy of this book.

    Emerging II is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System (MTDS) [mo-mtds.net] and is open to any teacher who has completed a Beginning Teacher Assistance Program in Missouri.

    This opportunity provides:
    >> Access to experts- Kick-off event with Mike Rutherford!
    >> Access to on-demand learning, including Mike Rutherford's MTDS series
    >> Consultant support
    >> Networking with other teachers
    >> Competency-based programming

    Emerging II emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies:
    >> Differentiates to Meet Unique Student Needs: Designs lesson variations to--(a)content; (b)process; (c)product; and/or (d)environment based on analysis of student needs
    >> Plans Student Progress Monitoring: Plans formal and informal assessment strategies and documentation structures to check and record understanding of lesson targets during instruction
    >> Works in a Community of Practice: Participates in a community of practice to share evidence of effectiveness and progress towards curricular goals, plan curricular revisions, and discuss meeting student needs

    You must register separately for the Statewide meetings on August 5 & 6, 2021.

    Lunch provided.

    27. MTDS Emerging II (BTAP 2) - Cohort 1

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 8/5/2021 to 5/2/2022

    Closed
    ​You made it through year one, but your learning never stops! Continue your growth as an emerging teacher!

    This program offers continued support for early career teachers.

    To celebrate the completion of a successful first year of teaching, Emerging II begins with a statewide kick-off event featuring Mike Rutherford, author of The Artisan Teacher!. Participants will also receive a copy of Mike's book "The Artisan Teacher".

    Emerging II is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System and is open to any teacher who has completed a Beginning Teacher Assistance Program in Missouri.

    This opportunity provides:

    • access to experts- Kick-off event with Mike Rutherford!
    • access to on-demand learning, including Mike Rutherford's MTDS series
    • consultant support
    • networking with other teachers
    • competency-based programming

    Emerging II emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies:

    • Differentiates to Meet Unique Student Needs

      Designs lesson variations to: (a) contanet; (b) process; (c) product; and/or (d) environment based on analysis of student needs.

    • Plans Student Progress Monitoring

      Plans formal and informal assessment strategies and documentation structures to check and record understanding of lesson targets during instruction.

    • Works in a Community of Practice

      Participates in a community of practice to share evidence of effectiveness and progress towards curricular goals, plan curricular revisions, and discuss meeting student needs

    28. MTDS Emerging II (BTAP 2) - Cohort 2

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 8/5/2021 to 5/4/2022

    ​You made it through year one, but your learning never stops! Continue your growth as an emerging teacher!

    This program offers continued support for early career teachers.

    To celebrate the completion of a successful first year of teaching, Emerging II begins with a statewide kick-off event featuring Mike Rutherford, author of The Artisan Teacher!. Participants will also receive a copy of Mike's book "The Artisan Teacher".

    Emerging II is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System and is open to any teacher who has completed a Beginning Teacher Assistance Program in Missouri.

    This opportunity provides:

    • access to experts- Kick-off event with Mike Rutherford!
    • access to on-demand learning, including Mike Rutherford's MTDS series
    • consultant support
    • networking with other teachers
    • competency-based programming

    Emerging II emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies:

    • Differentiates to Meet Unique Student Needs

      Designs lesson variations to: (a) contanet; (b) process; (c) product; and/or (d) environment based on analysis of student needs.

    • Plans Student Progress Monitoring

      Plans formal and informal assessment strategies and documentation structures to check and record understanding of lesson targets during instruction.

    • Works in a Community of Practice

      Participates in a community of practice to share evidence of effectiveness and progress towards curricular goals, plan curricular revisions, and discuss meeting student needs

    29. IN PERSON: New Teacher Academy

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Audience: Special Education Teachers who are BRAND NEW to special education for 21-22

    Dates: 8/9/2021 to 8/16/2021

    Closed
    Intended for teachers who will be BRAND NEW special education teachers in 21-22. Content will include, at a minimum, special education process and timelines, how to write quality IEPs and SMART goals, how to create a Review of Existing Data document, and we will discuss IDEA eligibility criteria as well a progress monitoring for IEP goals. Participants will become familiar with the Missouri State Plan for Special Education and the Compliance Standards and Indicators. This is a two day workshop and participants must attend both days. Cost will be $50 to cover parking, breakfast, and snacks. Lunch will be on your own. Breakfast and Registration will be from 8:00-8:30 both days with content beginning at 8:30.

    30. Mentor - Beginning Teacher Program (Maryville)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: PK-12 Mentors

    Dates: 8/9/2021 to 5/3/2022

    Wait List
    MENTORS OF FIRST YEAR TEACHERS REGISTER HERE

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

    BEGINNING TEACHERS MUST REGISTER SEPARATELY UNDER BEGINNING TEACHER LINK

    31. MTDS Emerging I (BTAP Year 1 - Maryville)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Dates: 8/9/2021 to 4/25/2022

    Wait List
    Beginning teachers are one of our greatest assets. Yet, 17% of teachers leave the career within the first five years (Gray et al., 2015). Effective professional development is a key factor of teacher retention (Podolsky et al., 2018).

    This program is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System.

    This opportunity provides:
    > networking with other new teachers and educational consultants
    > just-in-time learning (critical firsts)
    > awareness of the phases of a new teacher
    > relationship building skills
    > on-demand learning, including videos by Mike Rutherford
    > a copy of Mike Rutherford's, The Artisan Teacher

    Emerging I meets Missouri's BTAP certification requirements and emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies:
    > Builds Relationships & Culture: Creating *culturally responsive relationships built on trust and mutual *respect for all
    > Creates & Manages a Learning Environment: Implementing classroom layouts and organizational strategies to: (a) promote student interaction; (b) meet student needs and well-being; (c) minimize disruption; (d) allow teacher movement for monitoring student progress; (e) increase & manage student productivity; and (f) encourage self-directed student learning
    > Develops Research-Based Instruction Using *research-based *lesson planning models/practices to plan lessons that include: (a) lesson targets; (b) *activities, tasks, and/or experiences; (c) *research-based and/or *evidence-based strategies; and (d) methods for monitoring/communicating student progress towards meeting lesson target
    > Engages Students in Content Evaluating lessons to identify engaging qualities of work, higher level thinking, and high-yield instructional strategies

    MENTORS MUST REGISTER SEPARATELY UNDER MENTOR LINK

    32. Classroom Management: Setting Your Classroom Up for Student Success

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Pre-K-12 Teachers

    Dates: 8/9/2021

    Are you a new teacher and ready to learn how to set your classroom up for success? Or, are you a teacher who has taught for a few years and would like some tips on classroom management? Then, this workshop is for you.

    Topics covered in this workshop are building relationships, setting expectations, defining procedures, using feedback for behavior, and strategies for discouraging inappropriate behavior.

    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.

    All participants are required to bring and wear a face covering while attending this workshop.

    33. Mentor - Beginning Teacher Program (Trenton)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: PK-12 Mentors

    Dates: 8/10/2021 to 5/3/2022

    MENTORS OF FIRST YEAR TEACHERS REGISTER HERE

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

    BEGINNING TEACHERS MUST REGISTER SEPARATELY UNDER BEGINNING TEACHER LINK

    34. MTDS Emerging I (BTAP Year 1 - Trenton)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5 North Central Missouri College (Trenton, MO)

    Dates: 8/10/2021 to 4/22/2022

    Beginning teachers are one of our greatest assets. Yet, 17% of teachers leave the career within the first five years (Gray et al., 2015). Effective professional development is a key factor of teacher retention (Podolsky et al., 2018).

    This program is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System.

    This opportunity provides:
    > networking with other new teachers and educational consultants
    > just-in-time learning (critical firsts)
    > awareness of the phases of a new teacher
    > relationship building skills
    > on-demand learning, including videos by Mike Rutherford
    > a copy of Mike Rutherford's, The Artisan Teacher

    Emerging I meets Missouri's BTAP certification requirements and emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies:
    > Builds Relationships & Culture: Creating *culturally responsive relationships built on trust and mutual *respect for all
    > Creates & Manages a Learning Environment: Implementing classroom layouts and organizational strategies to: (a) promote student interaction; (b) meet student needs and well-being; (c) minimize disruption; (d) allow teacher movement for monitoring student progress; (e) increase & manage student productivity; and (f) encourage self-directed student learning
    > Develops Research-Based Instruction Using *research-based *lesson planning models/practices to plan lessons that include: (a) lesson targets; (b) *activities, tasks, and/or experiences; (c) *research-based and/or *evidence-based strategies; and (d) methods for monitoring/communicating student progress towards meeting lesson target
    > Engages Students in Content Evaluating lessons to identify engaging qualities of work, higher level thinking, and high-yield instructional strategies

    MENTORS MUST REGISTER SEPARATELY UNDER MENTOR LINK

    35. VIRTUAL: In-State and Out-of-State Transfer Process Related to IDEA and MO Regulations

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Virtual (any place, MO)

    Dates: 8/11/2021

    This training will cover the procedures and processes around when to accept or reject evaluation reports and IEPs from other districts. Often, when districts accept evaluation reports from other districts, they later get called out of compliance during tiered monitoring if those files are used.

    36. English Language Arts Priority Standards Workshop

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 8/12/2021

    Join DESE ELA Specialist Debbie Jameson and ATLL consultants for an opportunity to learn about newly created resources available for educators, created to support instruction of the K-12 ELA Priority Standards and remaining Missouri Learning Standards. ELA updates on Curriculum and Assessment topics will also be shared, and time will be allowed for school teams to work on their own priority standards and learning targets with ATLL staff on hand for support. If the morning session fills, a second afternoon session will be offered.

    37. MLDS SW Region: New Leaders Emerging Year 1 Cohort (Makeup Session): August 12 (Thursday) 9:00 AM

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (Springfield, MO)

    Audience: New School Leaders: Principals and Asst. Principals in the Southwest Region MLDS

    Dates: 8/12/2021

    MLDS SW Region: New Leaders Emerging Year 1 Cohort (Makeup) Kickoff Session: 9:00 AM August 12th

    Welcome New Leaders to the Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS)! Our first regional session will be our Kickoff to the School Year: Critical Firsts! We will meet on August 12th starting at 9:00 AM.

    The meeting will be held in downtown Springfield, Park Central Office Building (PCOB) starting 9:00 a.m. Additional details will be sent by email a few days prior to the meeting! Mark your calendars and get ready for a great new year!

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

    MLDS is provided to support you and build your capacity as a principal or assistant principal! NO COST to attend! We look forward to seeing you in August!

    38. MTDS Developing I: Teacher Academy

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: K-12 educators

    Dates: 8/12/2021 to 4/20/2022

    MUST COMPLETE TEACHER ACADEMY APPLICATION & BE ACCEPTED BEFORE ENROLLING

    The Academy is a year-long cohort experience, providing an opportunity to network with teachers across our region and state. Work will focus on state approved competencies which include topics such as student engagement, instructional strategies, and reflection on practices - all aligned with the Missouri State Teacher Standards. Fellows will complete a personal project which involves action research.

    Participation includes monthly regional meetings August to May and two Statewide meetings in September and January. State meetings are facilitated by John Antonetti, noted researcher and author. All participants receive a complimentary copy of his book, "17,000 Classroom Visits Can't Be Wrong.”

    Regional Meetings
    August 12
    October 12
    November 16
    December 13
    February 15
    March 14
    April 20

    Statewide Meetings (You must register separately)
    September 15
    January 27


    Lunch included. Tuition, transportation, and substitutes will be the responsibility of the school or individual. Partial scholarships are available.
    Optional graduate credit is available.

    39. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) - Volume I - Day 1 of 5 (Location: Couch R-I School District) - INVITATION ONLY

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 Couch R-I School District (Myrtle, MO) [map]

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

    Dates: 8/20/2021

    There are five dates for this workshop. You must register for EACH MEETING separately.
  • August 20, 2021 (Half-day--9:00 am - 12:00 pm)
  • November 15, 2021 (Full day--8:30 am - 3:30 pm)
  • December 20, 2021 (Full day--8:30 am - 3:30 pm)
  • February 7, 2022 (Full day--8:30 am - 3:30 pm)
  • March 7, 2022 (Full day--8:30 am - 3:30 pm)

    LETRS provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. LETRS is NOT a program. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. Instruction is a mixture of 4 face-to-face learning sessions through structured modules and 4 units of online videos including examples of effective classroom instruction. Teachers will be asked to apply the information on chosen students.

    Face-to-Face Sessions Include:
    Session 1 - The Challenge of Learning to Read
    Session 2 - The Speech Sounds of English
    Session 3 - Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, & Spelling
    Session 4 - Advanced Decoding, Spelling, & Word Recognition

    Registration fee is $100 per person per day. Billed by Southeast RPDC. Fee does NOT include the materials fee of $349 paid separately to Voyager Sopris (1-800-547-6747 ext. 5136). Participants in this group must acquire LETRS materials prior to the first meeting date. Questions? Contact Robyn Rogers at robyn.rogers@lexialearning.com or 469-964-2610.

    A minimum of 5 participants is required for this cohort to make.

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

    Lunch will NOT be provided.

    Face coverings are recommended if you are NOT fully vaccinated.
  • 40. ESL Regional Collaboration

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 8/20/2021 to 4/8/2022

    Bring your lunch and join our group of educators for an afternoon of collaborative networking, sharing resources, and updates on all things dealing with English Language Development.

    41. Growing Language & Literacy: Strategies for English Learners Book study

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 8/27/2021 to 11/17/2021

    In this workshop participants will develop strategies that can be applied across grade levels and content areas to support EL students' academic language and literacy development. This book study is based upon "Growing Language & Literacy" by Andrea Honigsfeld. The author offers instructional practices organized into five predictable strands at each level of language development. The goal of this book study is to make these instructional practices become reality in the classroom. Participants will integrate these evidence-based strategies in the content area lessons that they are currently teaching.

    42. New Special Education Director Academy

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

    Audience: 1st Year Special Education Directors

    Dates: 8/27/2021 to 4/14/2022

    This academy will focus on the annual responsibilities and duties required of a Director of Special Education. A variety of topics will be discussed including monthly MOSIS submission dates and requirements, how to be in compliance with all aspects of your program, tiered monitoring, file review opportunities for initial and reevaluations, interpreting your district special education data, analysis of current court cases as well as other topics of interest to the participants. The Missouri State model forms will be reviewed with an explanation of how to complete the forms for all compliance indicators. Changes to The Standards and Indicators Manual and the Missouri State Plan will be discussed. The academy will provide up to date information on the ever changing landscape of special education. Please plan to attend all 4 sessions. Breakfast and Registration will begin at 8:30. Content will be at 9:00am.

    43. MAP-A Training for Experienced Test Administrators

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 8/30/2021

    This MAP-A for Experienced Test Administrators Training is intended for Special Education personnel who have previously been trained to administer the MAP-A. This training will review choosing Essential Elements to assess students skills, review any changes made to the KITE Suite, and discuss important dates. Additionally, participants will review how to integrate instructionally relevant testlets into daily instruction. Participants will also become familiar with the compliance components related to the MAP-A.

    Participants need to bring their school calendars which will be used as they develop a plan and their own "to do list" for administration of the MAP-A during the 2021-2022 school year. Participants must also download and print the latest versions of the Test Administration Manual and the Accessibility Manual. A link will be sent out to each participant for these documents closer to the training date.

    Registration and breakfast will be at 8:30. Training will begin promptly 9:00. Lunch will be "on your own." Workshop will end at 2:30.

    Cancellations must be made 10 days before training.

    44. New To MAP-A Training

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 8/31/2021

    This training is for Special Education personnel who are NEW to the administration of the MAP-A, and for those who need to be familiar with the DLM process. Participants will learn the vocabulary and the steps of the administration of the MAP-A to their students. Participants will learn how the various levels of the map work together to create a dynamic test for each individual student, how to select appropriate Essential Elements based upon the blueprints and the grade level, and how to integrate instructionally relevant testlets into the classroom instruction regularly.

    Additionally, participants will learn how to use Educator Portal. Important dates to remember will be discussed. Participants need to bring their school calendars which will be used as they develop a plan and their own "to do list" for administration of the MAP-A during the 2021-2022 school year. Participants must also download and print the latest versions of the Test Administration Manual and the Accessibility Manual. A link will be sent out to each participant for these documents closer to the training date.

    This training addresses the following Missouri Teaching Standards: Standard #2: Student Learning, Growth and Development, Quality Indicator 2: Student goals, Quality Indicator 4: Differentiated lesson design Standard #7 Student Assessment and Data Analysis, Quality Indicator 1: Effective use of assessments, Quality Indicator 2: Assessment data to improve learning, Quality Indicator 4, Effect of instruction on individual/class learning.

    Location will be at the Holiday Inn North, 2720 N. Glenstone, Springfield, MO 65803.

    Registration and breakfast will be at 8:30 am and the training will begin promptly 9:00. Lunch will be provided. Workshop will end at 3:30.

    Cancellations must be made 10 days before training.

    45. SW-PBS Tier 2 - Advanced Phase (Cohort 2)

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

    Audience: Building administrator & at least 2 additional staff members w/expertise and/or interest in specialized behavior support

    Dates: 8/31/2021 to 2/16/2022

    NOTE: Tier 2 Advanced Cohort 2 is specifically for schools that participated in Tier 2 Systems and Foudnations training in the 2019-2020 school year and are now ready for Tier 2 Advanced. Participants that received their first year of Tier 2 training in the 2020-2021 school year should enroll in Tier 2 Advanced Cohort 1 using another registraion link. Please contact your consultants if you have questions.

    MO SW-PBS will host 4 full-day training workshops for teams that have effectively developed a Tier 2 system of support and have successfully implemented one Tier 2 Social Behavioral Intervention. Tier 2 Advanced Systems training will focus on using End-of-Year data from previous year, school outcomes from pilot intervention, Intervention Essential Features document and rubric use and quality, development/evaluation of Tier 2 handbook, and new tools and assessments required for continued, sustainable implementation of Tier 2 practices.

    Additional days will focus on development and implementation of additional Tier 2 Interventions. Student Self-Monitoring Intervention Training: This training will help teams implement Self-Monitoring Intervention for students whose function of behavior is related to avoidance (attention and task). Teams will learn how to use Self-Monitoring as a fading procedure or modification for SSIG and CICO, as well as its use in generalization and maintenance of target behaviors.

    Social Skills Intervention Groups: This training is for teams interested in learning to implement a Tier 2, group-oriented social, emotional, and behavioral skills instructional group.

    *Participants should bring a device capable of accessing digital documents via the internet (Chromebooks have difficulty accessing UCM Guest Wifi). Access to the internet will be provided via UCM Guest Wifi access.

    46. MTDS Mastering: Mentoring First Year Teachers

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Audience: Mentors; Master Teachers

    Dates: 9/1/2021 to 5/5/2022

    Closed
    This program offers learning and support for mentor teachers.

    Mastering: Mentoring is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System.

    This opportunity provides:

    • coaching, observation, and feedback training and support.
    • consultant support
    • regional networking with other mentor teachers
    • opportunities to apply newly acquired skills with beginning teachers
    • competency-based programming

    Mastering: Mentoring emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies

    • Professional: Communicates Professionally

      Develops and applies coaching conversation skills while mentoring aspiring/preparing/emerging teacher

    • Competencies Related to Coaching & Mentoring Teachers on:

      Building a Community: Accessing & Building Systemic Services and Supports

      Managing a Classroom: Manages Behavior, Creates & Manages a Learning Environment, Communicates Progress Toward Learning Goals

      Being a Professional: Supports School District Vision, Mission, & Goals

      Designing Instruction: Develops Research-Based Instruction

      Reflecting on Practice: Sets Growth Goals

    Mastering: Mentor First Year Teachers is offered free for teachers who are mentoring a teacher enrolled in: MTDS Emerging I(BTAP)

    47. MLDS: Missouri Leadership Academy 21-22

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: School Leaders with at least three full years of administrator experience.

    Dates: 9/2/2021 to 5/5/2022

    The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is a continuum of learning and supports provided to school leaders from aspiring to retiring. In addition to content available for aspiring school leaders, five levels of support comprise MLDS: New Leaders Year I, New Leaders Year II, Sustaining Leadership Year III, Sustaining Leadership IV and Transformational Leadership V.

    Missouri Leadership Academy:
    Leadership Academy is part of the Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS), which develops effective school leaders who: Engage with school and community, serve as catalysts for meaningful and productive change, recognize and develop excellent instruction, and create and sustain a culture of continuous learning. Leadership Academy is comprised of school leaders across the state of Missouri and aims to promote the success of each student by building leadership capacity in the following domains: Relational, Instructional, Visionary, Innovative and Managerial. Leadership Academy offers four regional meetings, a three-day outdoor learning experience and statewide meetings. Statewide meetings will be held in mid-Missouri and Potosi areas, and regional meetings will be conducted in cohorts in your area.

    48. MTDS Mastering: Mentoring - Grandview

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: Grandview CO (Grandview,, MO)

    Audience: This program is for the first-year teacher and their mentors.

    Dates: 9/2/2021 to 5/5/2022

    This program offers learning and support for mentor teachers.
    Mastering: Mentoring is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System.

    This opportunity provides:
    •coaching, observation, and feedback training and support.
    •consultant support
    •regional networking with other mentor teachers
    •opportunities to apply newly acquired skills with beginning teachers
    •competency-based programming
    Mastering: Mentoring emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies >
    •Professional: Communicates Professionally Develops and applies coaching conversation skills while mentoring aspiring/preparing/emerging teacher
    •Competencies Related to Coaching & Mentoring Teachers on:
    --Building a Community: Accessing & Building Systemic Services and Supports
    --Managing a Classroom: Manages Behavior, Creates & Manages a Learning Environment, Communicates Progress Toward Learning Goals
    --Being a Professional: Supports School District Vision, Mission, & Goals
    --Designing Instruction: Develops Research-Based Instruction
    --Reflecting on Practice: Sets Growth Goals

    Mastering: Mentor First Year Teachers is offered free for teachers who are mentoring a teacher enrolled in: MTDS Emerging I(BTAP)

    49. (Virtual) MAP-A Training for Experienced Test Administrators

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Virtual (any place, MO)

    Dates: 9/2/2021

    Closed
    This MAP-A for Experienced Test Administrators Training is intended for Special Education personnel who have previously been trained to administer the MAP-A. This training will review choosing Essential Elements to assess students skills, review any changes made to the KITE Suite, and discuss important date. Additionally, participants will review how to integrate instructionally relevant testlets into daily instruction. Participants will also become familiar with the compliance components related to the MAP-A.

    Participants need to bring their school calendars which will be used as they develop a plan and their own "to do list" for administration of the MAP-A during the 2021-2022 school year. Participants must also download and print the latest versions of the Test Administration Manual and the Accessibility Manual. A link will be sent out to each participant for these documents closer to the training dates.

    Training will begin promptly 9:00. Workshop will end at 2:00.

    Cancellations must be made 10 days before training.

    50. Biology Network

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: 9-12 Science Teachers

    Dates: 9/2/2021 to 4/7/2022

    Are you wanting to work together as a team collaborating in a deeper understanding of the Science Missouri Learning Expectations (MLEs) and how they relate to the Biology EOC assessment and instruction?
    Join us as we take each Unit of Study (Structure & Function, Heredity, Evolution, and Ecology) and:

    > Unpack the MLEs (identifying the objective(s) or I Can statement(s) as well as the skills and knowledge students need to know)
    > Analyze the results of our Biology EOC assessment for strengths and challenges
    > Revise our current unit of study assessment items to reflect alignment, rigor and structure of the new EOC assessment
    > Implement unit of study assessments and debrief results
    > Create unit assessment performance tasks
    > Collaborate in the revision of lessons by utilizing the Continuing Science Instruction Playbook

    Optional graduate credit is available

    51. MTDS Mastering: Mentoring

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Mentors of first or second year teachers

    Dates: 9/3/2021 to 5/6/2022

    Closed
    This program offers learning and support for mentor teachers. There are 4 meeting dates.

  • September 3, 2021 (South Central RPDC, Rolla)
  • Attend Emerging I Day 2 with Mentee (Date and location determined individually)
  • Attend Emerging I Day 4 with Mentee (Date and location determined individually)
  • May 6, 2022 (South Central RPDC, Rolla)

    Mastering: Mentoring is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System (mo-mtds.net).

    This opportunity provides:

    Coaching, observation, and feedback training and support
    Consultant support
    Networking with other mentor teachers
    Opportunities to apply newly acquired skills with beginning teachers
    Competency-based programming

    Mastering: Mentoring emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies:

    I. Professional: Communicates Professionally; Develops and applies coaching conversation skills while mentoring aspiring/preparing/emerging teacher

    II. Competencies Related to Coaching & Mentoring Teachers on:

    Building a Community: Accessing & Building Systemic Services and Supports
    Managing a Classroom: Manages Behavior, Creates & Manages a Learning Environment, Communicates Progress Toward Learning Goals
    Being a Professional: Supports School District Vision, Mission, & Goals
    Designing Instruction: Develops Research-Based Instruction
    Reflecting on Practice: Sets Growth Goals

    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.

    All participants are required to bring and wear a face covering while attending this workshop.
  • 52. MTDS: Regional Grant Information & Planning

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

    Audience: Teams from districts that might include superintendents, principals, grant writers, teachers, etc.

    Dates: 9/3/2021

    The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is offering Teacher Recruitment and Retention Grants from the state's allocation of the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds to address teacher recruitment and retention. The Missouri Teacher Development System (mo-mtds.net) Teacher Development Specialists (TDS) within Missouri's RPDC network are hosting sessions this fall to support grant applicants with planning and submission support.

    Regional information and planning sessions include:

    Grant Information
    ** Why are the grants being offered?
    ** What do we need to know about the grants?
    Grant Planning
    ** How do we write a grant plan?
    ** What should we include in our grant plans?
    Grant Resources
    ** What technical assistance is available to support these grants?
    ** Who can help us implement the grants?

    53. (Virtual) New To MAP-A Training

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Virtual (any place, MO)

    Dates: 9/7/2021

    Closed
    This training is for Special Education personnel who are NEW to the administration of the MAP-A, and for those who need to be familiar with the DLM process. Participants will learn the vocabulary and the steps of the administration of the MAP-A to their students.

    Participants will learn how the various levels of the map work together to create a dynamic test for each individual student, how to select appropriate Essential Elements based upon the blueprints and the grade level, and how to integrate instructionally relevant testlets into the classroom instruction regularly. Additionally, participants will learn how to use Educator Portal. Important dates to remember will be discussed.

    Participants need to bring their school calendars which will be used as they develop a plan and their own "to do list" for administration of the MAP-A during the 2021-2022 school year.
    Participants must also download and print the latest versions of the Test Administration Manual and the Accessibility Manual. A link will be sent out to each participant for these documents closer to the training dates.

    This training addresses the following Missouri Teaching Standards: Standard #2: Student Learning, Growth and Development, Quality Indicator 2: Student goals, Quality Indicator 4: Differentiated lesson design Standard #7 Student Assessment and Data Analysis, Quality Indicator 1: Effective use of assessments, Quality Indicator 2: Assessment data to improve learning, Quality Indicator 4, Effect of instruction on individual/class learning

    54. Special Education Academy (Day 1 of 3)

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Special Education Teachers, Process Coordinators, and Directors

    Dates: 9/7/2021

    There are three dates for this workshop. You must register for EACH DATE separately.
  • September 7, 2021
  • September 22, 2021
  • October 5, 2021

    This is a three-day special education academy which explores many of the essential elements of Special Education. The information shared will be appropriate for all grade levels of Special Education teachers, but is specifically presented with new special education teachers in mind.

    Topics include the following:
    September 7 - Special Education Process
    September 22 - Quality Eligibility Determinations
    October 5 - Writing Quality IEPs

    PARTICIPANTS ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND ALL THREE DAYS.

    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.

    All participants are required to bring and wear a face covering while attending this workshop.
  • 55. MLDS Emerging 2 Leaders Regional Meeting - Day 1 of 2

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Missouri School Administrators

    Dates: 9/8/2021

    There are four dates for this workshop; however, the October and March Coaching Labs are TBA. You must register for EACH REGIONAL MEETING separately.
  • September 8 - Regional Meeting 1
  • October - Coaching Lab (Location: TBA; Dates: Oct. 20, 21, or 22--specific date to be selected at a later time)
  • January 27 - Regional Meeting 2
  • March - Coaching Lab (Location: TBA; Dates: March 7, 9, 10, or 11--specific date to be selected at a later time)

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

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

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

    All participants are required to bring and wear a face covering while attending this workshop.
  • 56. MLDS Emerging Level II

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 9/8/2021 to 3/1/2022

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

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

    Year 2 dates include:
    September 8, 2021 - Regional Meeting #1 Room Kem Hall-RPDC
    October 14, 20 or 27, 2021 - School Culture Walk (off campus site) choose one
    February 22, 2022 - Regional Meeting #2 Room Kem Hall-RPDC
    March 2022 - School Walk Around (in your building)

    For additional information, contact Vince Powell at 573.651.5962.

    57. LIFT ELs - Learning & Insight for Teaching English Learners

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Audience: EL educators, mainstream classroom educators, district administrators, EL advocates

    Dates: 9/9/2021

    Come connect with colleagues at the MELL Fall workshop! Join our presenters, Rhonda Hittenberger Ortiz - MELL Instructional Specialist, Rachel Love - Teacher Training Specialist at MSU, and Jan McClellan - ELL Coordinator/Teacher at Logan-Rogersville Schools. We will discuss Culturally Responsive/Student-Centered Learning, family engagement and WIDA resources and updates. Bring your great ideas and be ready to share your brilliance with the group!

    Included in the workshop fee is breakfast, beverages and parking. Plan to provide lunch on your own with lots of choices in the downtown area.

    58. MTDS Mastering - Mentoring of Beginning Teachers

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

    Audience: Mentoring Teachers

    Dates: 9/9/2021 to 5/5/2022

    For Mentors of Beginning teachers in the BTAP 1 Program

    This program offers learning and support for mentor teachers.

    Mastering: Mentoring is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System (mo-mtds.net).

    This opportunity provides:

    Coaching, observation, and feedback training and support
    Consultant support
    Networking with other mentor teachers
    Opportunities to apply newly acquired skills with beginning teachers
    Competency-based programming

    Mastering: Mentoring emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies:

    I. Professional: Communicates Professionally; Develops and applies coaching conversation skills while mentoring aspiring/preparing/emerging teacher

    II. Competencies Related to Coaching & Mentoring Teachers on:

    Building a Community: Accessing & Building Systemic Services and Supports
    Managing a Classroom: Manages Behavior, Creates & Manages a Learning Environment, Communicates Progress Toward Learning Goals
    Being a Professional: Supports School District Vision, Mission, & Goals
    Designing Instruction: Develops Research-Based Instruction
    Reflecting on Practice: Sets Growth Goals

    Lunch Provided

    59. MTDS Mastering: Mentoring

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 9/9/2021 to 5/3/2022

    This program offers learning and support for mentor teachers.

    Mastering: Mentoring is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System (mo-mtds.net).

    This opportunity provides:
  • Coaching, observation, and feedback training and support
  • consultant support
  • networking with other mentor teachers
  • opportunities to apply newly acquired skills with beginning teachers
  • competency-based programming

    Mastering: Mentoring emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies:
    I. Professional: Communicates Professionally
  • Develops and applies coaching conversation skills while mentoring aspiring/preparing/emerging teacher
    II. Competencies Related to Coaching & Mentoring Teachers on:
  • Building a Community: Accessing & Building Systemic Services and Supports
  • Managing a Classroom: Manages Behavior, Creates & Manages a Learning Environment, Communicates Progress Toward Learning Goals
  • Being a Professional: Supports School District Vision, Mission, & Goals
  • Designing Instruction: Develops Research-Based Instruction
  • Reflecting on Practice: Sets Growth Goals
  • 60. Mentor - Beginning Teacher Program (Maryville)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: PK-12 Mentors

    Dates: 9/10/2021 to 5/3/2022

    MENTORS OF FIRST YEAR TEACHERS REGISTER HERE

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


    BEGINNING TEACHERS MUST REGISTER SEPARATELY UNDER BEGINNING TEACHER LINK

    61. Mentor - Beginning Teacher Program (Trenton)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: PK-12 Mentors

    Dates: 9/10/2021 to 5/3/2022

    MENTORS OF FIRST YEAR TEACHERS REGISTER HERE

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

    BEGINNING TEACHERS MUST REGISTER SEPARATELY UNDER BEGINNING TEACHER LINK

    62. Building Your Leadership Capacity

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

    Audience: Teachers interested in Educational Leadership

    Dates: 9/10/2021 to 1/14/2022

    Have you thought of becoming a principal, special education director or any other leadership position?
    Do you already have your administrative degree but not putting it to use yet?
    Do you want to learn more about educational leadership?

    If you answered "YES" to any of these questions, please join our 4-day Training where we will cover
    * Understanding and Using Leadership Styles
    * What it Means to be an Education Leader
    * Building Your Brand as an Educational Leader

    Lunch will be provided.

    63. MLDS Developing 1 Leaders Regional Meeting - Day 1 of 3

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Missouri School Administrators

    Dates: 9/10/2021

    There are four dates for this workshop. You must register for EACH REGIONAL MEETING separately.
  • September 10 - Regional Meeting 1
  • November 9 - Regional Meeting 2
  • December 9 - Next Level Coaching Lab (Location: South Central RPDC, E101)
  • February 10 - Regional Meeting 3

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

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

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

    All participants are required to bring and wear a face covering while attending this workshop.
  • 64. MTDS Mastering: Mentoring First-Year Teachers

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

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

    Audience: Mentors of teachers enrolled in Emerging I (BTAP)

    Dates: 9/10/2021 to 5/2/2022

    DATES*: September 10, October 19 (with mentee), 2021; February 14 (with mentee), May 2, 2022
    *Mentors may choose to attend only the 2 sessions with their mentee or may attend all 4 sessions. To receive the new Mastering: Mentoring certificate, mentors must attend all 4 sessions.

    TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

    LOCATION: Truman TBD

    COST: $100 - scholarships available

    This program offers learning and support for mentors of first-year teachers enrolled in Emerging I (2-4 sessions). Mastering: Mentoring is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System (MTDS).

    This opportunity provides--
    >coaching, observation, and feedback training and support;
    >MTDS consultant support;
    >regional networking with other mentor teachers;
    >opportunities to apply newly acquired skills with beginning teachers; and
    >competency-based programming.

    Mastering: Mentoring emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies:
    Professional: Communicates Professionally - Develops and applies coaching conversation skills while mentoring aspiring/preparing/emerging teacher; as well as
    >>>>Competencies Related to Coaching & Mentoring Teachers:
    Building a Community: Accessing & Building Systemic Services and Supports;
    Managing a Classroom: Manages Behavior, Creates & Manages a Learning Environment, Communicates Progress Toward Learning Goals;
    Being a Professional: Supports School District Vision, Mission, & Goals;
    Designing Instruction: Develops Research-Based Instruction; and
    Reflecting on Practice: Sets Growth Goals.

    65. Para Educator Training

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Paraprofessionals

    Dates: 9/10/2021

    This training session is designed for paraprofessionals and will address key factors and information needed to be successful in working with students. Participants will learn several strategies and activities to use with students in a tutorial or instructional setting. Time will also be spent on understanding behavior and different disability categories. Engagement activities will focus on roles/responsibilities of paraprofessionals, collaboration techniques in working with parents and teachers, as well as taking care of personal stress in dealing with the hardest to learn students.

    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.

    All participants are required to bring and wear a face covering while attending this workshop.

    66. CoVE: Community of Vision Educators

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Dates: 9/10/2021 to 4/8/2022

    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. The seminars include: Back to School, Trauma Informed, APH, Accessibility, and End of the Year.

    67. New Special Education Teacher Academy

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

    Audience: Teachers who will be NEW special education teachers in 21-22.

    Dates: 9/13/2021 to 10/11/2021

    Intended for teachers who will be NEW special education teachers in 21-22. Content will include, at a minimum, special education process and timelines, how to write quality IEPs and SMART goals, how to create a Review of Existing Data document, and we will discuss IDEA eligibility criteria as well a progress monitoring for IEP goals. Participants will become familiar with the Missouri State Plan for Special Education and the Compliance Standards and Indicators. This is a two day workshop and participants must attend both days. Breakfast and Registration will be from 8:30 to 9:00 both days with content beginning at 9:00.

    Lunch will be on your own.

    68. Special Education Compliance Network- KC Region Register HERE (Jackson, Platte, Cass and Clay County Schools)

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: 1st and 2nd year Special Education Directors

    Dates: 9/13/2021 to 4/19/2022

    *Enroll through your Region's Professional Development Center

    Join us for quarterly for a more in-depth look on topics that impact New Special Education Directors.
    * Writing Compliant Evaluation Reports/ IEP alignment
    *Tiered Monitoring/File Reviews/Timelines
    *Hot Topics, End of the Year Deadlines, Data-driven decision making

    Additionally members of the group will have input into topics of Interest. Time will be allowed for collaboration and problem solving.


    Please note the first and last meeting location is in EmPowerU, St. Joseph, MO

    69. Special Education Directors Network: Staying in Compliance

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: Varies (Varies, MO)

    Audience: 1st & 2nd Year SPED Directors

    Dates: 9/13/2021 to 4/19/2022

    Northwest RPDC and Kansas City RPDC Centers are sponsoring this four-day network. Two sessions will be held in St. Joseph and two sessions will be held in Kansas City.

    Join us quarterly for a more in-depth look on topics that impact New Special Education Directors. Time will be allowed for collaborating and problem solving on issues of concern.

    * Understanding the Standards and Indicators Manual/Understanding Your district's Special Education Profile
    * Eligibility Determination with Emphasis on OHI/ Writing Compliant Evaluation Reports
    * Tiered Monitoring/File Reviews/Timelines
    * Hot Topics, End of the Year Deadlines, Data-driven decision making
    * Additional topics of interest


    Sessions will be held in St. Joseph and Kansas City

    Presenters: Bailey Tenneson, KC-RPDC and Lauren Struthers, NW-RPDC
    Lunch on your own
    Optional graduate available

    70. Section 504: How to... From Beginning to End

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 Rolla Middle School Auditorium (Rolla, MO)

    Audience: 504 coordinators, counselors, building administrators and any other staff that implement or oversee 504s.

    Dates: 9/14/2021

    Join special education attorney Betsey Helfrich of the Law Office of Betsey Helfrich to take a deep dive into Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. This in-person seminar will use real case examples and scenarios to help the audience refine their practices regarding how to determine 504 eligibility, draft a compliant 504 plan, handle difficult discipline matters and more!

    71. SW-PBS Tier 2 - Advanced Phase (Cohort 1)

    Program: RPDC - Central

    Location: 9 University of Central Missouri (Warrensburg, MO) [map]

    Audience: Building administrator & at least 2 additional staff members w/expertise and/or interest in specialized behavior support

    Dates: 9/14/2021 to 2/15/2022

    MO SW-PBS will host 4 full-day training workshops for teams that have effectively developed a Tier 2 system of support and have successfully implemented one Tier 2 Social Behavioral Intervention. Tier 2 Advanced Systems training will focus on using End-of-Year data from previous year, school outcomes from pilot intervention, Intervention Essential Features document and rubric use and quality, development/evaluation of Tier 2 handbook, and new tools and assessments required for continued, sustainable implementation of Tier 2 practices.

    Additional days will focus on development and implementation of additional Tier 2 Interventions. Student Self-Monitoring Intervention Training: This training will help teams implement Self-Monitoring Intervention for students whose function of behavior is related to avoidance (attention and task). Teams will learn how to use Self-Monitoring as a fading procedure or modification for SSIG and CICO, as well as its use in generalization and maintenance of target behaviors.

    Social Skills Intervention Groups: This training is for teams interested in learning to implement a Tier 2, group-oriented social, emotional, and behavioral skills instructional group.

    *Participants should bring a device capable of accessing digital documents via the internet (Chromebooks have difficulty accessing UCM Guest Wifi). Access to the internet will be provided via UCM Guest Wifi access.

    72. SW-PBS Tier 2 Level 1 - Check In Check Out

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: SW-PBS Tier 2 Advanced Team Members

    Dates: 9/14/2021 to 2/3/2022

    **CLOSED REGISTRATION - BY INVITATION ONLY
    SW-PBS Coaches/Teams of Tier 2, Advanced schools will meet together to learn about designing a complete Tier 2 system of support for students and network together to share successful SW-PBS practices. During this training, teams receive a continuation of Tier 2 purposes, research, and intervention examples. Teams will work to develop Social Skills Lessons intervention.

    It is encouraged you bring a coach, team members and administrator to the meetings.

    73. SROs In The Know: Top Tips for Keeping Students Safe and Minimizing Liability in the School Setting

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 Rolla Administration Building (Rolla, MO)

    Audience: SROs and School Administrators

    Dates: 9/14/2021

    Join school law attorney Betsey Helfrich of the Law Office of Betsey Helfrich for this fast-paced legal training for SROs and school administrators about the unique role SROs play in campus safety. This training will examine new case law and a variety of legal topics to provide practical tips to help keep students safe and minimize liability at your school. Answering some of your biggest questions regarding contracting with SROs, sharing of student records and school video footage, seclusion and restraint, the role of the SRO in student discipline, addressing student mental health needs, and working with students with disabilities, this training will provide key guidance as you prepare for this school year.

    74. Developing Level I: Teacher Academy - Statewide Program

    Program: DESE - Teacher Academy (statewide meeting)

    Location: Varies (Varies, MO)

    Audience: A current classroom teacher with three years of classroom experience, A teacher with demonstrated classroom effectiveness, A teacher with a commitment to sustained professional growth

    Dates: On-Going (Ends Jan 27, 2022)

    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 new teaching strategies and collaborate with other highly committed teachers in their region and throughout the state. Participation requires monthly release days for regional meetings and the one day Statewide Kickoff and winter Session. Tuition, food and substitutes will be the responsibility of the school or individual. * Please note that you or your teacher will need to also register with the local RPDC, and submit payment to the RPDC.

    75. MTDS Developing I - Teacher Academy

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

    Audience: A current classroom teacher with 3 years of classroom experience - A teacher with demonstrated classroom effectiveness - A teacher with a commitment to sustained professional growth

    Dates: 9/15/2021 to 5/11/2022

    The Academy is a year-long cohort experience, providing an opportunity to network with teachers across our region and state. Work will focus on state approved competencies which include topics such as student engagement, instructional strategies, and reflection on practices - all aligned with the Missouri State Teacher Standards. Fellows will complete a personal project which involves action research.

    Participation includes monthly regional meetings August to May and two Statewide meetings in September and January. State meetings are facilitated by John Antonetti, noted researcher and author. All participants receive a complimentary copy of his book, "17,000 Classroom Visits Can't Be Wrong.”

    You must register separately for the Statewide meetings in September and January.

    Scholarships are available.

    Lunch will be provided.

    76. MTDS Developing I: Teacher Academy

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 9/15/2021 to 4/12/2022

    This program offers support for mid-career teachers. Developing I begins with a statewide kick-off event featuring John Antonetti, author of 17,000 Classroom Visits Can't Be Wrong!

    Developing I is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System (mo-mtds.net) and is open to any teacher who has:

  • completed at least three years of successful teaching
  • a strong desire for professional improvement

  • The Academy is a year-long cohort experience, providing an opportunity to network with teachers across our region and state. Work will focus on state-approved competencies which include:

  • Community Builder: Works in a Community of Practice
  • Reflective Learner: Engages in On-Going Reflective Practice
  • Instructional Designer: Uses Data to Make Decisions
  • Facilitator of Student Thinking & Learning: Engages Students in Content​

  • Participation requires eight full days: a one-day fall statewide kickoff session held in September, a one-day winter statewide meeting held in January (Lodge of the Four Seasons @ Lake Osage), and six full days throughout the school year for regional meetings (Springfield).

    This opportunity provides:

  • access to experts- Kick-off event with John Antonetti!
  • a copy of John's book: 17,000 Classroom Visits Can't Be Wrong
  • consultant support
  • networking with other teachers
  • competency-based programming
  • Any transportation and lodging costs are each district's responsibility. **Scholarships are available.**

    77. MTDS Developing I: Teacher Academy

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: This program is for teachers with at least 3 years of full-time classroom experience. Application is required and may be obtained from Kat Nicolaus. Please email your request to nicolausk@umkc.edu.

    Dates: 9/15/2021 to 4/21/2022

    This program offers support for mid-career teachers. Developing I begins with a statewide kick-off event featuring John Antonetti, author of 17,000 Classroom Visits Can't Be Wrong!

    Developing I is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System (mo-mtds.net) and is open to any teacher who has:

    • completed at least three years of successful teaching

    • a strong desire for professional improvement

    The Academy is a year-long cohort experience, providing an opportunity to network with teachers across our region and state. Work will focus on state-approved competencies which include:

    • Community Builder: Works in a Community of Practice

    • Reflective Learner: Engages in On-Going Reflective Practice

    • Instructional Designer: Uses Data to Make Decisions

    • Facilitator of Student Thinking & Learning: Engages Students in Content


    • Participation includes 2 full-day statewide meetings with other Teacher Academy Fellow from across the state, one in September and one in January, These meetings are held at Lake of the Ozarks and are facilitated by noted researcher and author John Antonetti. All participants receive a complimentary copy of his book, "17,000 Classroom Visits Can't Be Wrong.

    This opportunity provides:

    • access to experts- Kick-off event with John Antonetti!

    • a copy of John's book: 17,000 Classroom Visits Can't Be Wrong

    • consultant support

    • networking with other teachers

    • competency-based programming

    Any transportation and lodging costs are each district's responsibility.

    **Scholarships are available.**

    78. *New to MAP-A

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Dates: 9/15/2021

    DATE: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

    TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

    LOCATION: Truman State University Pickler Memorial Library (PML) 103

    COST: $60 - Lunch included

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

    This workshop supports Missouri Teacher Standard 3.3.

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

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

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

    Dates: 9/15/2021

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

    You may bring a laptop or device to follow along but chrome books do not work well on our Wifi.

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

    80. MLDS Emerging 1 Leaders Regional Meeting - Day 2 of 3

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Missouri School Administrators

    Dates: 9/15/2021

    There are five dates for this workshop; however, the October and February Coaching Labs are TBA. You must register for EACH REGIONAL MEETING separately.
  • July 21 - Regional Meeting 1 Critical First
  • September 15 - Regional Meeting 2
  • October - Coaching Lab (Location: TBA; Dates: Oct. 13, 14, or 15--specific date to be selected at a later time)
  • January 19 - Regional Meeting 3
  • February - Coaching Lab (Location: TBA; Dates: Feb. 22, 23, 24, or 25--specific date to be selected at a later time)

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

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

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

    All participants are required to bring and wear a face covering while attending this workshop.
  • 81. MTDS Developing I: Teacher Academy

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 9/15/2021 to 4/11/2022

    This program offers support for mid-career teachers. Developing I begins with a statewide kick-off event featuring John Antonetti, author of 17,000 Classroom Visits Can't Be Wrong! Developing I is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System (mo-mtds.net) and is open to any teacher who has: a)completed a Beginning Teacher Assistance Program in MO; b)completed at least 3 years of successful teaching; and c)a strong desire for professional improvement.

    This opportunity provides: access to experts (State Kick-off event with national expert John Antonetti); a copy John's book: 17,000 Classroom Visits Can't Be Wrong; access to on-demand learning modules to enrich teacher learning anywhere & anytime; consultant support; networking with other teachers; and competency-based programming.

    Developing I emphasizes these MTDS Competencies: Community Builder-Works in a Community of Practice (Shares innovative practices and revisions to instruction obtained from conducting action research and the use of emerging research within a community of practice); Reflective Learner-Engages in Ongoing Reflective Practice (Reflects on, in, and for practice, focusing on: (a)directing future instruction by reflecting; and (b)monitoring progress, evaluating results, and adjusting instruction based on the use of action research and student growth data); Instructional Designer-Uses Data to Make Decisions (Designs and adjusts lessons &/or learning goals in response to ongoing analysis of student needs based on multiple sources of data to meet individual learning needs and promote student progress); and Facilitator of Student Thinking & Learning-Engages Students in Content (Facilitates learning experiences that combine engaging qualities of work, higher level thinking, and high-yield instructional strategies to engage students intellectually, academically, &/or emotionally in content and in advancing their own learning.

    Teachers must complete the APPLICATION process before registering.

    82. MTDS Developing I: Teacher Academy - Northeast

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Dates: 9/15/2021 to 4/11/2022

    DATES: Wednesday-September 15, October 11, November 8, December 13, 2021; Thursday-January 27, February 7, March 14, April 11, 2022

    TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

    LOCATION: September & January (state-wide) - Lake of the Ozarks; remaining - Truman TBD

    COST: $500* per participant - scholarships available
    *In addition, any travel expenses &/or substitutes will be the responsibility of the school district or individual.

    This program offers support for mid-career teachers. Developing I's state-wide kick-off event features John Antonetti, author of 17,000 Classroom Visits Can't Be Wrong!

    Developing I: Teacher Academy is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System (MTDS) [mo-mtds.net] and is open to any teacher who has--
    >completed at least three years of successful teaching; and
    >has a strong desire for professional improvement.

    Teacher Academy is a year-long cohort experience, providing an opportunity to network with teachers across our region and state. Work will focus on state-approved competencies which include--
    Community Builder: Works in a Community of Practice;
    Reflective Learner: Engages in On-Going Reflective Practice;
    Instructional Designer: Uses Data to Make Decisions; and
    Facilitator of Student Thinking & Learning: Engages Students in Content.

    Participation requires eight full days: a one-day fall state-wide kick-off session in September, a one-day winter state-wide meeting in January, and six full days throughout the school year for regional meetings.

    This opportunity provides--
    >access to experts - Kick-off event with John Antonetti;
    >a copy of John's book: 17,000 Classroom Visits Can't Be Wrong: Strategies That Engage Students, Promote Learning, and Boost Achievement;
    >consultant support;
    >networking with other teachers; and
    >competency-based programming.

    83. Developing Level II : Teacher Academy Graduates - Kickoff 2021

    Program: DESE - Teacher Academy Graduates

    Location: Lodge of the Four Seasons (Lake Ozark, Mo) [map]

    Audience: Teachers

    Dates: 9/16/2021

    The Missouri Teacher Academy Graduates program allows participants to continue to deepen knowledge gained from the Teacher Academy program and is a natural progression to building lead teachers for your school district. Attendees will continue to acquire strategies on the latest research in best practices that align with Missouri Learning Standards and the Missouri State Teacher Standards. Focus will center on deepening understanding of rigor. Participation requires four release days for regional meetings and one Statewide Kickoff Meeting September 16, 2021. John Antonetti will be trainer for the statewide kickoff. Tuition and substitutes will be the responsibility of the school or individual. Check with your local RPDC for scholarships!

    84. MTDS Developing II - Teacher Academy Graduates

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

    Audience: Previous Participants of Teachers Academy

    Dates: 9/16/2021 to 4/5/2022

    This program offers support for mid-career teachers. Developing II begins with a statewide kick-off event featuring national expert John Antonetti!

    Developing II is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System (mo-mtds.net) and is open to any teacher who has:
    * completed Developing I: Teacher Academy
    * a strong desire for continuous professional improvement

    This opportunity provides:
    * access to experts: State Kick-off event with national expert John Antonetti
    * a copy John's book: Rigorous Task Design
    * consultant support
    * networking with other teachers
    * competency-based programming

    Developing II emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies

    -Reflective Learner: Engages in On-Going Reflective Practice (Reflects on, in, and for practice, focusing on: (a) directing future instruction by reflecting; and (b) monitoring progress, evaluating results, and adjusting instruction based on the use of action research and student growth data)

    -Instructional Designer: Develops Research-Based Instruction (Develops innovative instruction based on conducting and using action research that: (a) emphasizes essential concepts of content; (b) uses supplementary primary sources; (c) connects to student experience and culture; (d) meets the unique needs of diverse learners; and/or promotes student inquiry and interdisciplinary approaches)

    -Professional: Understands & Promotes the Profession (Gains awareness of the larger professional community, including regional, state, national, and global professional educational communities and governmental bodies that impact the profession; and revises personal philosophy of teaching)

    You must register separately for the Statewide meeting on September 16, 2021.

    Lunch provided.

    85. MTDS Developing II: Teacher Academy Graduates

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Dates: 9/16/2021 to 3/17/2022

    This program offers support for mid-career teachers. Developing II begins with a statewide kick-off event featuring national expert John Antonetti!

    Developing II is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System (mo-mtds.net) and is open to any teacher who has:
    * completed Developing I: Teacher Academy * a strong desire for continuous professional improvement
    This opportunity provides:
    * access to experts: State Kick-off event with national expert John Antonetti * a copy John's book: Rigorous Task Design * consultant support * networking with other teachers * competency-based programming

    Developing II emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies
    -Reflective Learner: Engages in On-Going Reflective Practice (Reflects on, in, and for practice, focusing
    on: (a) directing future instruction by reflecting; and (b) monitoring progress, evaluating results, and
    adjusting instruction based on the use of action research and student growth data)

    -Instructional Designer: Develops Research-Based Instruction (Develops innovative instruction based on conducting and using action research that: (a) emphasizes essential concepts of content; (b) uses supplementary primary sources; (c) connects to student experience and culture; (d) meets the unique needs of diverse learners; and/or promotes student inquiry and interdisciplinary approaches)

    -Professional: Understands & Promotes the Profession (Gains awareness of the larger professional community, including regional, state, national, and global professional educational communities and governmental bodies that impact the profession; and revises personal philosophy of teaching)

    You must register separately for the Statewide meeting by September 16, 2021.

    86. MTDS Developing II: Teacher Academy Graduates (TAG)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 9/16/2021 to 4/12/2022

    This program offers support for mid-career teachers. Developing II begins with a statewide kick-off event featuring national expert John Antonetti!

    Developing II is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System (mo-mtds.net) and is open to any teacher who has:
    * completed Developing I: Teacher Academy
    * a strong desire for continuous professional improvement

    This opportunity provides:
    * access to experts: State Kick-off event with national expert John Antonetti
    * a copy John's book: Rigorous Task Design
    * consultant support
    * networking with other teachers
    * competency-based programming

    Developing II emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies
    * Reflective Learner: Engages in On-Going Reflective Practice
    * Instructional Designer: Develops Research-Based Instruction
    * Professional: Understands & Promotes the Profession

    This year-long cohort experience is designed to further develop the teacher's deep pedagogical practices and to practice the leadership skills that are part of being a true master teacher. Grads complete an action research project over the course of the year.

    Participation requires five total days: a one-day fall statewide kickoff session held in September and four regional meeting days held throughout the year.

    All transportation and lodging fees are the responsibility of the individual district. **Scholarships are available**

    87. (Virtual) New To MAP-A Training

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Virtual (any place, MO)

    Dates: 9/16/2021

    Closed
    This training is for Special Education personnel who are NEW to the administration of the MAP-A, and for those who need to be familiar with the DLM process. Participants will learn the vocabulary and the steps of the administration of the MAP-A to their students.

    Participants will learn how the various levels of the map work together to create a dynamic test for each individual student, how to select appropriate Essential Elements based upon the blueprints and the grade level, and how to integrate instructionally relevant testlets into the classroom instruction regularly. Additionally, participants will learn how to use Educator Portal. Important dates to remember will be discussed.

    Participants need to bring their school calendars which will be used as they develop a plan and their own "to do list" for administration of the MAP-A during the 2021-2022 school year.
    Participants must also download and print the latest versions of the Test Administration Manual and the Accessibility Manual. A link will be sent out to each participant for these documents closer to the training dates.

    This training addresses the following Missouri Teaching Standards: Standard #2: Student Learning, Growth and Development, Quality Indicator 2: Student goals, Quality Indicator 4: Differentiated lesson design Standard #7 Student Assessment and Data Analysis, Quality Indicator 1: Effective use of assessments, Quality Indicator 2: Assessment data to improve learning, Quality Indicator 4, Effect of instruction on individual/class learning

    88. Instructional Coaches - Community of Practice

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Instructional Coaches

    Dates: 9/16/2021 to 4/14/2022

    There are 4 meeting dates in this workshop series:
  • September 16, 2021
  • November 18, 2021
  • February 10, 2022
  • April 14, 2022

    If you work as an instructional coach and want to grow and learn from others in your field, our collaborative cohort facilitated by RPDC consultants is for you! We plan to meet four times throughout the year, sharing best-practices, resources and ideas. Each session will have technology and engagement strategy resource sharing time.

    Session topics will include:
    Observation & Feedback Tools
    Scheduling & Organizing
    Student Centered Coaching
    Engagement & Differentiated Instruction
    Classroom Management Support

    Registration fee of $350 is for all four dates.

    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.

    All participants are required to bring and wear a face covering while attending this workshop.
  • 89. MTDS Developing II: Teacher Academy Graduates

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Audience: Those who have completed Teachers' Academy and have a commitment to sustained professional growth

    Dates: 9/16/2021 to 3/25/2022

    DATES: Thursday-September 16, November 11, December 7, 2021; January 10, March 25, 2022

    TIME: TBD

    LOCATION: September (state-wide) - Lake of the Ozarks; remaining - TBD

    COST: $350* per participant - scholarships available.
    *In addition, any travel expenses &/or substitutes will be the responsibility of the school district or individual.

    This program offers support for mid-career teachers. Developing II's state-wide kick-off event features national expert John Antonetti, author of Rigorous Task Design!

    Developing II: Teacher Academy Graduates is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System (MTDS) [mo-mtds.net] and is open to any teacher who has--
    >completed Developing I: Teacher Academy; and
    >has a strong desire for continuous professional improvement.

    Developing II emphasizes the following MTDS competencies:
    Reflective Learner: Engages in On-Going Reflective Practice;
    Instructional Designer: Uses Data to Make Decisions; and
    Professional: Understands & Promotes the Profession.

    Teacher Academy Graduates is a year-long cohort experience designed to further develop deep pedagogical practices and to practice the leadership skills that are part of being a true master teacher. Participants will complete an action research project over the course of the year.

    This opportunity provides--
    >access to experts - Kick-off event with John Antonetti;
    >a copy of John's book: Rigorous Task Design;
    >consultant support;
    >networking with other teachers; and
    >competency-based programming.

    Participation requires a one-day fall state-wide kick-off session in September and five days throughout the school year for regional meetings.

    90. Special Education New Teachers Academy

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: 1st and 2nd Year Special Education Teachers

    Dates: 9/16/2021 to 3/15/2022

    This program is not part of the MTDS system and it does not meet BTAP requirements.


    This 4 part series is directed towards 1st and second-year teachers in special education. We will focus on a special education hot topic per session, along with allowing time for participants to collaborate, gain ideas from one another and make new connections! Hot topics and meeting dates are below

    09/16: Special Education Process: As a result of this training, participants will have a basic understanding of special education laws that focus on the implementation of the special education process, which is the process used for referring students for evaluation, finding children eligible for services, establishing an Individualized Education Program for them, and continued review of services and progress of and for the child. This training will be virtual: to access zoom link please register: https://umsystem.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEvf-GorD8rG90cHGXk5Q5wESC7Fha5v6X8

    11/18: Writing Quality Individualized Education Plans (IEP): As a result of this training, participants will know the best practices in preparing for an IEP meeting, be able to write present level of academic achievement and functional performance, write SMART goals related to the students' needs and understand all components of the IEP

    01/18: Progress Monitoring and Data Collection: As a result of this training, participants will be able to understand progress monitoring, the purpose of data collection and how it impacts your instructional practices.

    03/15: Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP): As a result of this training, participants will learn how to conduct formal and informal functional behavior assessments and translating the data to a behavior intervention plan.

    91. Training for Teachers New to MAP-A

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Teachers & Administrators Involved in MAP-A Administration

    Dates: 9/16/2021

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

    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.


    All participants are required to bring and wear a face covering while attending this workshop.

    92. Using Missouri Connections Junior Version - Virtual Workshop

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: Webinar (na, na)

    Audience: Middle School counselors, teachers, transition educators, administrators, and others working with students in career awareness, exploration, development and planning

    Dates: 9/16/2021

    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM -- FREE EVENT--DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS SEPTEMBER 9th.

    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.

  • 93. Science Collaborative for Grades 3-5 & 6-8

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 Kummer Center for STEM Education (Rolla, MO)

    Audience: Grades 3-5 & 6-8 Math Teachers

    Dates: 9/16/2021

    There are two dates for this collaboration opportunity. Feel free to attend one or both dates. You must register for EACH MEETING separately.
    September 16, 2021
    February 10, 2022

    Are you wanting to work together as a team collaborating for a deeper understanding of Science? Join us for an evening of discussion that is driven by your classroom/school needs. Are you wanting to bounce ideas off of another teacher or show a lesson or unit to others? This is the place for you! Dinner is provided!

    Remember, this is truly driven by your needs as an individual or the group as a whole. Some topics could include:
  • Unpack the MLEs (identifying the objective(s) or I Can statement(s) as well as the skills and knowledge students need to know)
  • Analyze the results of our assessments for strengths and challenges
  • Revise our current unit of study assessment items to reflect alignment, rigor and structure of the new EOC assessment
  • Implement unit of study assessments and debrief results
  • Create unit assessment performance tasks
  • Collaborate in the revision of lessons by utilizing the Continuing Science Instruction Playbook
  • An opportunity to interact with other like-minded teachers
  • Discuss your challenges and strategies for overcoming those challenges
  • New ideas for engaging students in science activities
  • Present/discuss ideas that have worked in the classroom
  • Other topics truly driven by your needs as a classroom teacher
  • 94. *MAP-A for Experienced Test Administrators

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

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

    Dates: 9/17/2021

    DATE: Friday, September 17, 2021

    TIME: 8:30-11:30am

    LOCATION: Virtual via Zoom

    COST: Free

    This workshop is intended for Special Education personnel who have previously been trained to administer the MAP-A. Participants will review choosing Essential Elements to assess student skills, review any changes made for this year, and discuss important dates.

    This workshop supports Missouri Teacher Standard 3.3.

    95. MAP-A for Experienced Test Administrators

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 9/17/2021

    The MAP-A for Experienced Test Administrators Training is intended for Special Education personnel who have previously been trained to administer the MAP-A. This training will review Essential Elements to assess student skills, review any changes made to the KITE Suite, and discuss important dates. Additionally, participants will review how to integrate instructionally relevant testlets into daily instruction. Participants will also become familiar with the compliance components related to the MAP-A.

    Participants are encouraged to stay after the training to plan for instruction.

    Location will be at the Park Central Office Building, 117 Park Central Square, Springfield, MO Room location will be 112. Registration and breakfast will be at 8:30 am and the training will begin promptly 9:00. Lunch will be "on your own". Workshop will end at 2:30. Cancellations must be made 10 days before training

    96. MLDS Developing 2 Leaders Regional Meeting - Day 1 of 3

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Missouri School Administrators

    Dates: 9/17/2021

    There are four dates for this workshop. You must register for EACH REGIONAL MEETING separately.
  • September 17 - Regional Meeting 1
  • November 16 - Regional Meeting 2
  • January 25 - Coaching Lab (Location: South Central RPDC, E101)
  • March 4 - Regional Meeting 3

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

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

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

    All participants are required to bring and wear a face covering while attending this workshop.
  • 97. MLDS SW Region: Emerging Year 2 Cohort Meeting #1 -Time to Register for September 17th (Friday)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (Springfield, MO)

    Audience: MLDS Year 2 New Leaders Emerging Level Springfield Region (Principals, Asst. Principals)

    Dates: 9/17/2021

    Welcome Back MLDS Emerging Year 2 Leaders! Your first cohort meeting for your second year in MLDS is slated for September 17th (Friday) starting at 9:00 a.m. We will meet at the Park Central Office Building (PCOB) in Room 229 in downtown Springfield.

    Final details and a parking code will be sent the day before the session begins.

    We ask that you register so that we may provide brunch and free parking.

    Start Time: 9:00 a.m. End Time by 2:00 p.m.

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

    We are excited to kick the year off in person and look forward to seeing you September 17th!

    98. Virtual: Part C to B Transition

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Virtual (any place, MO)

    Audience: ECSE teachers, First Steps providers, directors, administrators, process coordinators, related service providers

    Dates: 9/20/2021

    Wait List
    Assist public agencies to prepare for the smooth transition of children served in First Steps to the ECSE program. Focuses on compliance requirements including timelines for evaluation and IEP development.

    99. MTDS Emerging I (BTAP)

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Dates: 9/20/2021 to 4/20/2022

    DATES: Sept 20, Oct 19, Nov 15, '21; Feb 14, Apr 20, ‘22
    TIME: 9-3
    LOCATION: Truman TBA
    COST: $300 - scholarships available

    Beginning teachers are one of our greatest assets. Yet, 17% of teachers leave the career within the first five years (Gray et al., 2015). Research shows effective professional development is a key factor of teacher retention (Podolsky et al., 2018). This program is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System (MTDS) [mo-mtds.net].

    This opportunity provides--
    >networking with other new teachers and educational consultants;
    >just-in-time learning (critical firsts);
    >awareness of the phases of a new teacher;
    >relationship-building skills;
    >on-demand learning, including videos by Mike Rutherford; and
    >a copy of The Artisan Teacher by Mike Rutherford;
    >and more.

    Emerging I meets MO's BTAP certification requirements and emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies:
    Builds Relationships & Culture creating *culturally responsive relationships built on trust and mutual *respect for all;
    Creates & Manages a Learning Environment implementing classroom layouts and organizational strategies to: (a) promote student interaction; (b) meet student needs and well-being; (c) minimize disruption; (d) allow teacher movement for monitoring student progress; (e) increase & manage student productivity; and (f) encourage self-directed student learning;
    Develops Research-Based Instruction using *research-based *lesson planning models/practices to plan lessons that include: (a) lesson targets; (b) *activities, tasks, and/or experiences; (c) *research-based and/or *evidence-based strategies; and (d) methods for monitoring/communicating student progress towards meeting lesson target;
    Engages Students in Content evaluating lessons to identify engaging qualities of work, higher-level thinking, and high-yield instructional strategies.

    100. MTDS Mastering: Mentoring

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

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

    Dates: 9/20/2021 to 5/2/2022

    This experience provides practical application of mentoring/coaching skills within a mentor/mentee cohort with access to on-demand learning, including materials created by Mike Rutherford, the author of The Artisan Teacher. This program is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System (MTDS) Mastering I: Mentoring emphasizes developing mentoring and coaching skills of the mentor and focuses on the MTDS Competencies: Mentors will learn the qualities of a good mentor/mentee program. September 20 and February 15 will be with your mentee

    101. MTDS Regional Grant Information & Planning Sessions (South Central RPDC)

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Anyone needing grant information

    Dates: 9/20/2021

    The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is offering Teacher Recruitment and Retention Grants from the state's allocation of the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds to address teacher recruitment and retention. The Missouri Teacher Development System (mo-mtds.net) Teacher Development Specialists (TDS) within Missouri's RPDC network are hosting sessions this fall to support grant applicants with planning and submission support.

    This session will also be held on October 18th and November 15th. It is the same session offered three different days.

    Regional information and planning sessions include:

    Grant Information
    Why are the grants being offered?
    What do we need to know about the grants?

    Grant Planning
    How do we write a grant plan?
    What should we include in our grant plans?

    Grant Resources
    What technical assistance is available to support these grants?
    Who can help us implement the grants?

    All participants are required to bring and wear a face covering while attending this workshop.