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1. The Knowledge Gap Virtual Book Study

Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

Dates: 3/23/2023 to 5/11/2023

Learn why background knowledge is such a critical - and often overlooked - component of science-based and equitable literacy instruction. Natalie Wexler argues that taking a more rigorous approach to reading and writing starts with focusing on content rather than skills taught in a vacuum. For students to understand complex texts, they must first understand the complexities of the world around them. This is a virtual book study and the book should be purchased prior to the first meeting.

2. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition - New SpringSummer Cohort

Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

Dates: 4/3/2023 to 8/31/2023

Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides K-5 teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. The 'blended learning' format of this series includes face-to-face learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction.

SPECIAL NOTES:
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.

    1) Registration fee for all four 'face to face' dates is $300, including parking and breakfast.

    2) ATLL will purchase your manual bundle and online access for $399 and your district will be invoice for a total of $699

    3) NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment for MO Read-Lead-Exceed award.

    For any additional questions, contact janaloge@missouristate.edu
  • 3. May MELL Meet-Up: Reflection and Goal-Setting

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 5/5/2023

    Bring your lunch and connect with English language educators from around SW MO. This time, we will spend time reflecting on our teaching practice. We will share successes and stresses, troubleshoot what needs improvement, and set goals for the coming year. You will have time to collaborate and talk with others who are doing what you do! Come share the brilliance!

    4. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) - Volume I (Cohort 25) - Waynesville (BY INVITATION--WAYNESVILLE TEACHERS ONLY)

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 Waynesville High School Lecture Hall (Waynesville, MO)

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

    Dates: 5/22/2023 to 3/12/2024

    Participants are expected to attend all dates in this workshop.
  • May 22, 2023 (Kick-Off Date--Time to be Determined; Location: Waynesville Lecture Hall)
  • August 8, 2023
  • October 9, 2023
  • January 3, 2024
  • March 11, 2024 --OR-- March 12, 2024 (DATE DETERMINED BY SCHOOL DISTRICT)

    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

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

  • 5. LETRS Vol. 2: Language Comprehension Cohort 41

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 5/31/2023 to 8/8/2023

    LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) units address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. Skilled reading comprehension includes two domains, Word Recognition (Vol. 1 Units 1-4) and Language Comprehension (Vol.2 Units 5-8).

    This Vol. 2 professional learning series focuses specifically on oral language and vocabulary, understanding reading comprehension, text-driven comprehension instruction, and the reading-writing connection.

    Completion of LETRS Vol. 1 (Units 1-4) is a prerequisite to Vol. 2.

    The 'blended learning' format of Vol. 2 series includes four face-to-face training dates and an online course license (through Lexia Learning) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction.

    Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their manuals from DESE. If you are not a MO RLE recipient, contact janaloge@missouristate.edu for ordering your manual. DO NOT purchase your own materials! Registration for four F2F dates includes parking and hot breakfast for $300 (This is waived for MO RLE recipients.). Lunch is on your own.

    NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award (for our records only).

    For any additional questions, contact janaloge@missouristate.edu

    6. LETRS Volume 1 Cohort 1

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

    Dates: 6/5/2023 to 4/23/2024

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

    7. Mentor MLDS Year 1

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Mentors of Year 1 Building Leaders

    Dates: 6/7/2023 to 5/30/2024

    This is for administrators who serve as mentors to new Year 1 building administrators.

    May 30, 2024 is a MLDS Leadership Day

    8. MLDS Year 1 - Northwest RPDC

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Year 1 Building Leaders

    Dates: 6/7/2023 to 5/30/2024

    Collaborative and practical learning experiences for principals during their first stages of their career are guided by the content of the MLDS and include administrative mentoring that is responsive to your needs as a practicing building leader. The MLDS is intensive, relevant, practical, and growth-evoking professional learning.

    This program is developed in collaboration with, and supported by, MAESP, MOASSP, and MASA. The Learning is aligned to the MLDS Competencies and National Professional Standards for Educational Leaders.

    This is the first year mentoring program for new administrators.

    May 30, 2024 is a MLDS Leadership Day

    9. Special Education Director's Planning and Networking Series

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: Lee's Summit R-VII - Stansberry Leadership Center (Lee's Summit, MO)

    Audience: Special Education Administrators/Leaders

    Dates: 6/20/2023 to 4/8/2024

    This planning and networking series is intended for special education directors who are beyond the first couple of years in the position (although, anyone is welcome). The initial focus will be to plan out the fiscal calendar for the year, along with other DESE reporting timelines. The purpose is to allow the participants an opportunity to network together on practices, procedures, etc. related to special education programming.

    The first scheduled meeting will be the planning meeting for the year. Three to four additional meetings will be set at this time. The location will remain in Lee's Summit for each of the meetings during the 23-24 year.

    The first session is on June 20, 2023 (There will be a total of 4 sessions throughout the year with dates determined during this first planning session).

    Cost: FREE.

    10. LETRS Evening Edition in Ray-Pec Cohort #23 (Volume 1): By Invitation Only

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: Stonegate Elementary School (Raymore, MO)

    Audience: This is for those that have pre-registered with DESE and approved by the district to attend.

    Dates: 6/21/2023 to 3/21/2024

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

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

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

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

    Dates: 6/27/2023 to 2/28/2024

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

    Each participant must purchase materials for implementation. You must have the materials prior to session 1.
    If you are a recipient of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed Scholarship, your materials and training will be provided for free.


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

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

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

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

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

    Dates: 6/28/2023 to 3/6/2024

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

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

    Each participant must purchase materials for implementation. You must have the materials prior to session 1.
    If you are a recipient of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed Scholarship, your materials and training will be provided for free.

    13. MLDS Mentor Training - Invitation Only

    Program: RPDC - Central

    Location: Varies (Varies, MO)

    Audience: Building Leaders in Year 3 and Beyond

    Dates: 6/29/2023

    Mentors are an integral and required part of the journey of new principals in Missouri. The MLDS Mentor Training is for new MLDS mentors and qualifies you to act as a mentor for principals in the MLDS Emerging Level 1 and/or 2. The training is also for returning mentors that want to brush up on their skills. The MLDS Mentor Training will provide new or returning mentors with a brief background of the process and intention of MLDS, state requirements for mentoring, introduction of MLDS curricula, and specific coaching ideas to make your mentoring experience successful and effective. There is no cost for this training.

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

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

    UCM Campus Building and Parking Map

    14. LETRS: Volume 2, Units 5-8 Cohort 3 (St Joseph)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

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

    Dates: 7/6/2023 to 4/10/2024

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

    Each participant must purchase materials for implementation. You must have the materials prior to session 1.
    If you are a recipient of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed Scholarship, your materials and training will be provided for free.


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

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

    15. LETRS Volume 1 Cohort 4

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

    Dates: 7/6/2023 to 4/25/2024

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

    16. LETRS Evening Edition in NKC, Volume 2, Cohort #13: By Invitation Only

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: This is for those that have pre-registered with DESE and approved by the district to attend.

    Dates: 7/7/2023 to 4/11/2024

    Closed
    LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. This is Volume 2 training and can only be taken after successfully completing Volume 1.

    17. LETRS Volume 1 Cohort 2

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

    Dates: 7/7/2023 to 4/24/2024

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

    18. LETRS Volume 1 Cohort 5

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

    Dates: 7/7/2023 to 3/4/2024

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

    19. LETRS Evening Edition in NKC, Cohort #20: By Invitation Only

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: This is for those that have pre-registered with DESE and approved by the district to attend.

    Dates: 7/7/2023 to 4/25/2024

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

    20. LETRS Evening Edition in NKC, Cohort #21: By Invitation Only

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: This is for those that have pre-registered with DESE and approved by the district to attend.

    Dates: 7/7/2023 to 4/25/2024

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

    21. LETRS Evening Edition in NKC, Cohort #22: By Invitation Only

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: This is for those that have pre-registered with DESE and approved by the district to attend.

    Dates: 7/7/2023 to 4/11/2024

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

    22. LETRS Volume 1 Cohort 9

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

    Dates: 7/10/2023 to 3/11/2024

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

    23. LETRS: Volume 2, Units 5-8 Cohort 4 (Maryville)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

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

    Dates: 7/10/2023 to 4/3/2024

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

    Each participant must purchase materials for implementation. You must have the materials prior to session 1.
    If you are a recipient of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed Scholarship, your materials and training will be provided for free.


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

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

    24. LETRS Volume 1 Cohort 6

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

    Dates: 7/10/2023 to 3/5/2024

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

    25. LETRS Volume 1 Cohort 7

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

    Dates: 7/17/2023 to 3/6/2024

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

    26. LETRS: Volume 2, Units 5-8 Cohort 5 (Trenton)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

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

    Dates: 7/17/2023 to 3/7/2024

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

    Each participant must purchase materials for implementation. You must have the materials prior to session 1.
    If you are a recipient of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed Scholarship, your materials and training will be provided for free.


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

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

    27. LETRS Volume 1: Cohort 25

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

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

    Dates: 7/17/2023 to 4/5/2024

    Volume I includes 4 on-line units of study, complemented with a textbook manual for study. The online platform makes up the biggest portion of the work for course completion. Participants must complete a six-hour face-to-face training for each unit. All-day, in-person attendance is required, and missed sessions must be made up. Units include: The Challenge of Learning to Read; The Speech Sounds of English; Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling; and Advanced Decoding, Spelling and Word Recognition. LETRS gives teachers the skills they need to master how to teach the five essential components of literacy, plus writing, spelling, and oral language. Teachers also learn: How to implement instructional routines and activities, Approaches to differentiate instruction to meet the literacy needs of all students. Participants will complete a portfolio of Bridge to Practice activities that ensure they can transfer what they learn in LETRS to the classroom. .

    NOTE: Materials are provided to participants by the MO Department of Elementary and Secondary Education only if they have applied to MO Read, Lead, Exceed. Participants should also note that registration using the Frontline system only schedules the required face-to-face training sessions - it does NOT initiate a materials order by the Heart of MO-RPDC.

    If participant is not part of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed program, there will be charge of $1040.00 per participant. Contact instructor listed below for possible funding solutions.

    28. LETRS Volume 1 Cohort 8

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

    Dates: 7/17/2023 to 3/7/2024

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

    29. LETRS Volume 1 Cohort 10

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

    Dates: 7/18/2023 to 3/12/2024

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

    30. LETRS Volume 1: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling - Cohort 2 (Trenton)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

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

    Dates: 7/18/2023 to 3/20/2024

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

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

    Each participant must purchase materials for implementation. You must have the materials prior to session 1.
    If you are a recipient of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed Scholarship, your materials and training will be provided for free.

    31. LETRS Volume 1 Cohort 11

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

    Dates: 7/18/2023 to 4/8/2024

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

    32. MLDS Mentor Training - Invitation Only

    Program: RPDC - Central

    Location: Varies (Varies, MO)

    Audience: Building Leaders in Year 3 and Beyond

    Dates: 7/19/2023

    Mentors are an integral and required part of the journey of new principals in Missouri. The MLDS Mentor Training is for new MLDS mentors and qualifies you to act as a mentor for principals in the MLDS Emerging Level 1 and/or 2. The training is also for returning mentors that want to brush up on their skills. The MLDS Mentor Training will provide new or returning mentors with a brief background of the process and intention of MLDS, state requirements for mentoring, introduction of MLDS curricula, and specific coaching ideas to make your mentoring experience successful and effective. There is no cost for this training.

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

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

    UCM Campus Building and Parking Map

    33. LETRS Volume 1: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling - Cohort 3( St Joseph)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

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

    Dates: 7/19/2023 to 3/27/2024

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

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

    Each participant must purchase materials for implementation. You must have the materials prior to session 1.
    If you are a recipient of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed Scholarship, your materials and training will be provided for free.

    34. MLDS Mentor Training - Virtual - Invitation Only

    Program: RPDC - Central

    Location: Varies (Varies, MO)

    Audience: Building Leaders in Year 3 and Beyond

    Dates: 7/19/2023

    Mentors are an integral and required part of the journey of new principals in Missouri. The MLDS Mentor Training is for new MLDS mentors and qualifies you to act as a mentor for principals in the MLDS Emerging Level 1 and/or 2. The training is also for returning mentors that want to brush up on their skills. The MLDS Mentor Training will provide new or returning mentors with a brief background of the process and intention of MLDS, state requirements for mentoring, introduction of MLDS curricula, and specific coaching ideas to make your mentoring experience successful and effective. There is no cost for this training.

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

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

    35. LETRS Volume 1 Cohort 12

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

    Dates: 7/20/2023 to 4/9/2024

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

    36. LETRS Volume 1 Cohort 13

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

    Dates: 7/20/2023 to 4/10/2024

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

    37. LETRS Volume 1: Cohort #29

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

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

    Dates: 7/24/2023 to 3/12/2024

    Volume I includes 4 on-line units of study, complemented with a textbook manual for study. The online platform makes up the biggest portion of the work for course completion. Participants must complete a six-hour face-to-face training for each unit. All-day, in-person attendance is required, and missed sessions must be made up. Units include: The Challenge of Learning to Read; The Speech Sounds of English; Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling; and Advanced Decoding, Spelling and Word Recognition. LETRS gives teachers the skills they need to master how to teach the five essential components of literacy, plus writing, spelling, and oral language. Teachers also learn: How to implement instructional routines and activities, Approaches to differentiate instruction to meet the literacy needs of all students. Participants will complete a portfolio of Bridge to Practice activities that ensure they can transfer what they learn in LETRS to the classroom. .

    NOTE: Materials are provided to participants by the MO Department of Elementary and Secondary Education only if they have applied to MO Read, Lead, Exceed. Participants should also note that registration using the Frontline system only schedules the required face-to-face training sessions - it does NOT initiate a materials order by the Heart of MO-RPDC.

    If participant is not part of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed program, there will be charge of $1040.00 per participant. Contact instructor listed below for possible funding solutions.

    38. MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program A (BTAP) - Rolla (Cohort 1- Mondays)

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 Columbia College (Rolla, MO)

    Audience: First and Second year teachers needing to fulfill BTAP certification requirements

    Dates: 7/24/2023 to 2/26/2024

    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

    MTDS BTAP 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:

    -promote student interaction

    -meet student needs and well-being

    -minimize disruption

    -allow teacher movement for monitoring student progress

    -increase & manage student productivity

    -encourage self-directed student learning

    • Develops Research-Based Instruction: Using research-based lesson planning models/practices to plan lessons that include:

    -lesson targets

    -activities, tasks, and/or experiences

    -research-based and/or evidence-based strategies

    -methods for monitoring/communicating student progress towards meeting lesson target

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

      Lunch provided. Share dietary restrictions in advance.

    39. Joplin Cohort: MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Joplin Regional Airport, Freedom of Flight Museum (Webb City, MO)

    Audience: First year teachers

    Dates: 7/25/2023 to 3/26/2024

    Closed

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

    This program is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System

    MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) meets Missouri's BTAP certification requirements.

    This opportunity provides:

    -networking with other new teachers and educational consultants

    -just-in-time learning (critical firsts)

    -awareness of the phases of a new teacher

    -relationship-building skills

    -on-demand learning, including videos by Mike Rutherford

    40. MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program A (BTAP) - Rolla (Cohort 2)

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 Columbia College (Rolla, MO)

    Audience: First and Second year teachers needing to fulfill BTAP certification requirements

    Dates: 7/25/2023 to 4/8/2024

    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

    MTDS BTAP 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:

    -promote student interaction

    -meet student needs and well-being

    -minimize disruption

    -allow teacher movement for monitoring student progress

    -increase & manage student productivity

    -encourage self-directed student learning

    • Develops Research-Based Instruction: Using research-based lesson planning models/practices to plan lessons that include:

    -lesson targets

    -activities, tasks, and/or experiences

    -research-based and/or evidence-based strategies

    -methods for monitoring/communicating student progress towards meeting lesson target

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

      Lunch provided. Share dietary restrictions in advance.

    41. MLDS Emerging Year 1 for 2023-24 - Central RPDC

    Program: RPDC - Central

    Dates: 7/26/2023 to 2/22/2024

    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.

    This is the initial phase of MLDS participation. Emerging Year 1 is intended for principals and assistant principals in their first year of service as a leader. Three regional sessions will be held as well as two coaching labs.

    Mentors of Emerging Level 1 principals should register for this session, as well.

    UCM Campus Building and Parking Map

    42. MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (Springfield, MO)

    Audience: First Year teachers

    Dates: 7/26/2023 to 3/20/2024

    Closed

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

    This program is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System

    MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) meets Missouri's BTAP certification requirements.

    This opportunity provides:

    -networking with other new teachers and educational consultants

    -just-in-time learning (critical firsts)

    -awareness of the phases of a new teacher

    -relationship-building skills

    -on-demand learning, including videos by Mike Rutherford

    43. MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program A (BTAP) - Washington

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 Washington District Technology and Learning Center (Washington, MO)

    Audience: First and Second year teachers needing to fulfill BTAP certification requirements

    Dates: 7/26/2023 to 4/10/2024

    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

    MTDS BTAP 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:

    -promote student interaction

    -meet student needs and well-being

    -minimize disruption

    -allow teacher movement for monitoring student progress

    -increase & manage student productivity

    -encourage self-directed student learning

    • Develops Research-Based Instruction: Using research-based lesson planning models/practices to plan lessons that include:

    -lesson targets

    -activities, tasks, and/or experiences

    -research-based and/or evidence-based strategies

    -methods for monitoring/communicating student progress towards meeting lesson target

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

      Lunch provided. Share dietary restrictions in advance.

    44. MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program A (BTAP) - West Plains

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: First and Second year teachers needing to fulfill BTAP certification requirements

    Dates: 7/27/2023 to 2/21/2024

    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

    MTDS BTAP 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:

    -promote student interaction

    -meet student needs and well-being

    -minimize disruption

    -allow teacher movement for monitoring student progress

    -increase & manage student productivity

    -encourage self-directed student learning

    • Develops Research-Based Instruction: Using research-based lesson planning models/practices to plan lessons that include:

    -lesson targets

    -activities, tasks, and/or experiences

    -research-based and/or evidence-based strategies

    -methods for monitoring/communicating student progress towards meeting lesson target

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

      Lunch provided. Share dietary restrictions in advance.

    45. LETRS: Volume 2, Units 5-8 Cohort 6 (St Joseph)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

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

    Dates: 7/31/2023 to 5/9/2024

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

    Each participant must purchase materials for implementation. You must have the materials prior to session 1.
    If you are a recipient of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed Scholarship, your materials and training will be provided for free.


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

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

    46. *JAN. 23 HAS BEEN CANCELLED--RESCHEDULED TO FEB. 29* Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) - Volume I (Cohort 22)

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 Columbia College (Rolla, MO)

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

    Dates: 8/1/2023 to 4/3/2024

    Participants are expected to attend all dates in this workshop.
  • August 1, 2023 (Kick-Off Date--Time: 9:00-12:00 / Location: Columbia College)
  • August 29, 2023
  • October 25, 2023
  • January 23, 2024 *JAN. 23 HAS BEEN CANCELLED--RESCHEDULED TO FEB. 29*
  • April 3, 2024

    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

    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.

  • 47. LETRS Volume 1: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling - Cohort 4 (Maryville)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

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

    Dates: 8/1/2023 to 4/2/2024

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

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

    Each participant must purchase materials for implementation. You must have the materials prior to session 1.
    If you are a recipient of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed Scholarship, your materials and training will be provided for free.

    48. **RESCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 28, 2024-POSTPONED FROM 1/22/24**Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) - Volume I (Cohort 9)

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 Columbia College (Rolla, MO)

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

    Dates: 8/1/2023 to 4/2/2024

    Closed
    Participants are expected to attend all dates in this workshop.
  • August 1, 2023 (Kick-Off Date--Time: 12:30-3:30 / Location: Columbia College)
  • August 30, 2023
  • October 24, 2023
  • February 28, 2024-**POSTPONED FROM January 22, 2024**
  • April 2, 2024

    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

    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.

  • 49. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) - Volume I (Cohort 23)

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 Columbia College (Rolla, MO)

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

    Dates: 8/1/2023 to 4/4/2024

    Participants are expected to attend all dates in this workshop.
  • August 1, 2023 (Kick-Off Date--Time: 12:30-3:30 / Location: Columbia College)
  • August 31, 2023
  • October 26, 2023
  • January 24, 2024
  • April 4, 2024

    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

    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.

  • 50. MTDS Mastering: Foundations of Coaching and Mentoring

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Springfield, MO (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 8/2/2023 to 3/19/2024

    Closed

    This program offers learning and support for mentor teachers. 

    MTDS Mastering: Foundations of Coaching and 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

     

    51. MTDS Mastering: Foundations of Coaching and Mentoring: PLEASANT HILL

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: 3 Pleasant Hill R-III School District Offices (Pleasant Hill,, MO)

    Dates: 8/2/2023 to 3/20/2024

    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

     

    Foundations of Coaching and Mentoring emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies:

    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

    52. MTDS Mastering: Foundations of Coaching and Mentoring: GRANDVIEW

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: 3 Grandview SD-TLC Room (Grandview, MO)

    Dates: 8/2/2023 to 3/12/2024

    This program offers learning and support for mentor teachers. 

    MTDS Mastering: Foundations of Coaching and 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

     

    Fees:$75 for Non-Members and $50 for Members

    53. MTDS Mastering: Foundations of Coaching and Mentoring: KEARNEY

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: 3-Kearney School District Offices (Kearney, MO)

    Dates: 8/2/2023 to 4/9/2024

    This program offers learning and support for mentor teachers. 

    MTDS Mastering: Foundations of Coaching and 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

     

    Fees:$75 for Non-Members and $50 for Members

    54. LETRS Volume 1: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling - Cohort 5 ( St Joseph)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

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

    Dates: 8/2/2023 to 4/3/2024

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

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

    Each participant must purchase materials for implementation. You must have the materials prior to session 1.
    If you are a recipient of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed Scholarship, your materials and training will be provided for free.

    55. MTDS Mastering: Foundations of Coaching and Mentoring (SOUTHEAST)

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 8/2/2023 to 4/10/2024

    This program offers learning and support for mentor teachers. 

    MTDS Mastering: Foundations of Coaching and 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

     

    56. MTDS Mastering: Foundations of Coaching and Mentoring: KC RPDC

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Dates: 8/2/2023 to 3/4/2024

    This program offers learning and support for mentor teachers. 

    MTDS Mastering: Foundations of Coaching and 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

     

    -Cost: $50 KCRPDC Members or $75 Non-Members

    57. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) - Volume I (Cohort 8) -- Ellington

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 Ellington Elementary School (Ellington, MO)

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

    Dates: 8/2/2023 to 3/18/2024

    Participants are expected to attend all dates in this workshop.
  • August 2, 2023 (Kick-Off Date--Time: 9:30-11:30am)
  • September 18, 2023
  • November 13, 2023
  • February 5, 2024
  • March 18, 2024 (Date changed from 4/8/24 to 3/18/24)

    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

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

  • 58. MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) :GRANDVIEW

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: 3 Grandview SD-TLC Room (Grandview, MO)

    Dates: 8/3/2023 to 3/13/2024

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

    This program is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System

    MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) meets Missouri's BTAP certification requirements.

    This opportunity provides:

    -networking with other new teachers and educational consultants

    -just-in-time learning (critical firsts)

    -awareness of the phases of a new teacher

    -relationship-building skills

    -on-demand learning, including videos by Mike Rutherford

    MTDS BTAP meets Missouri's BTAP certification requirements.

    Fees: $75 for Non-Members and $50 for Members

    59. LETRS Volume 1: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling - Cohort 6 (Trenton)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. Trenton (Trenton, MO)

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

    Dates: 8/3/2023 to 4/4/2024

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

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

    Each participant must purchase materials for implementation. You must have the materials prior to session 1.
    If you are a recipient of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed Scholarship, your materials and training will be provided for free.

    60. MLDS: New Leaders Year 1

    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: 8/3/2023 to 4/4/2024

    Closed
    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 & VI.

    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!

    61. MTDS Mastering: Foundations of Coaching and Mentoring - Maryville

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. Maryville (Maryville, Mo)

    Audience: Mentors for BTAP Year 1 Teachers

    Dates: 8/3/2023 to 2/20/2024

    This program offers learning and support for mentor teachers. 

    MTDS Mastering: Foundations of Coaching and 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

     

    62. MTDS Mastering: Foundations of Coaching and Mentoring - St Joseph

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Mentors for BTAP Year 1 Teachers

    Dates: 8/3/2023 to 2/20/2024

    This program offers learning and support for mentor teachers. 

    MTDS Mastering: Foundations of Coaching and 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

     

    63. MTDS Mastering: Foundations of Coaching and Mentoring - Trenton

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. Trenton (Trenton, MO)

    Audience: Mentors for BTAP Year 1 Teachers

    Dates: 8/3/2023 to 2/22/2024

    This program offers learning and support for mentor teachers. 

    MTDS Mastering: Foundations of Coaching and 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

     

    64. MTDS Purposeful Lesson Planning (BTAP Year 2) - Maryville

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. Maryville (Maryville, Mo)

    Audience: Second Year Teachers

    Dates: 8/4/2023 to 3/27/2024

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

    Purposeful Lesson Planning (formerly BTAP B) offers continued support for early career teachers.

    To celebrate the completion of a successful first year of teaching, MTDS: Purposeful Lesson Planning includes a statewide event featuring Mike Rutherford, author of The Artisan Teacher! Participants will also receive a copy of Mike's book The Artisan Teacher.

    MTDS: Purposeful Lesson Planning 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- statewide event with Mike Rutherford!

    -access to on-demand learning, including Mike Rutherford's MTDS series

    -consultant support

    -networking with other teachers

    -competency-based programming

    65. MTDS Purposeful Lesson Planning (BTAP Year 2) - Trenton

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. Trenton (Trenton, MO)

    Audience: Second Year Teachers

    Dates: 8/4/2023 to 3/28/2024

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

    Purposeful Lesson Planning (formerly BTAP B) offers continued support for early career teachers.

    To celebrate the completion of a successful first year of teaching, MTDS: Purposeful Lesson Planning includes a statewide event featuring Mike Rutherford, author of The Artisan Teacher! Participants will also receive a copy of Mike's book The Artisan Teacher.

    MTDS: Purposeful Lesson Planning 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- statewide event with Mike Rutherford!

    -access to on-demand learning, including Mike Rutherford's MTDS series

    -consultant support

    -networking with other teachers

    -competency-based programming

    66. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) - Volume II (Cohort 21)--Waynesville Public Schools (BY INVITATION--WAYNESVILLE TEACHERS ONLY)

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 Waynesville High School Lecture Hall (Waynesville, MO)

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

    Dates: 8/7/2023 to 3/13/2024

    Participants are expected to attend all dates in this workshop.
  • August 7, 2023
  • October 9, 2023
  • January 3, 2024
  • March 13, 2024 --OR-- March 14, 2024 (DATE DETERMINED BY SCHOOL DISTRICT)

    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 Volume II series includes 4 face-to-face training dates (one day for each of the units) and an online course (through Lexia Learning https://www.lexialearning.com/) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction.

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

  • 67. LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 1 (Southeast RPDC Location)

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 8/7/2023 to 4/9/2024

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to extend research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. Instruction is a mixture of face-to-face learning through structured modules and online videos of effective classroom instruction. Participants in this group must acquire LETRS materials prior to the Launch. If more information is needed, email kengelen@semo.edu, vallgier@semo.edu, or crodgers@semo.edu.

    Training dates for this cohort group are 8/7/23 for a half-day launch, then full day trainings on 10/3/23, 12/1/23, 2/8/24, 4/9/24. Each full day will address each of the four LETRS Units respectively. There is one charge for the series.

    68. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) - Volume I (Cohort 29) - Union (BY INVITATION--UNION TEACHERS ONLY)

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 Union School District (Union, MO)

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

    Dates: 8/7/2023 to 4/19/2024

    Participants are expected to attend all dates in this workshop.
  • Kick-Off -- August 7, 2023
  • August 18, 2023
  • October 30, 2023
  • February 15, 2024
  • April 19, 2024

    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

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

  • 69. LETRS Volume 1: Cohort #31 - Montgomery County Area

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

    Location: TBA-Central Missouri (Central Missouri, MO)

    Dates: 8/7/2023 to 5/20/2024

    Volume I includes 4 on-line units of study, complemented with a textbook manual for study. The online platform makes up the biggest portion of the work for course completion. Participants must complete a six-hour face-to-face training for each unit. All-day, in-person attendance is required, and missed sessions must be made up. Units include: The Challenge of Learning to Read; The Speech Sounds of English; Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling; and Advanced Decoding, Spelling and Word Recognition. LETRS gives teachers the skills they need to master how to teach the five essential components of literacy, plus writing, spelling, and oral language. Teachers also learn: How to implement instructional routines and activities, Approaches to differentiate instruction to meet the literacy needs of all students. Participants will complete a portfolio of Bridge to Practice activities that ensure they can transfer what they learn in LETRS to the classroom.

    NOTE: Materials are provided to participants by the MO Department of Elementary and Secondary Education only if they have applied to MO Read, Lead, Exceed. Participants should also note that registration using the Frontline system only schedules the required face-to-face training sessions - it does NOT initiate a materials order by the Heart of MO-RPDC.

    If participant is not part of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed program, there will be charge of $1040.00 per participant. Contact instructor listed below for possible funding solutions.

    70. LETRS Volume 2: Cohort #7

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

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

    Dates: 8/7/2023 to 3/18/2024

    Prerequisite: LETRS Volume 1 course completion verified by Heart of MO-RPDC facilitator.

    Volume 2 includes 4 on-line units with a face-to-face training for each unit. All components are required, and participants must attend all four face-to-face trainings in person. The units include: The Mighty Word: Oral Language and Vocabulary; Digging for Meaning: Understanding Reading Comprehension; Text-Driven Comprehension Instruction; and The Reading-Writing Connection. LETRS gives teachers the skills they need to master how to teach the five essential components of literacy, plus writing, spelling, and oral language. Teachers also learn: How to implement instructional routines and activities, Approaches to differentiate instruction to meet the literacy needs of all students, Bridge to Practice activities that ensure they can transfer what they learn in LETRS to the classroom.

    NOTE: Materials are provided to participants by the MO Department of Elementary and Secondary Education only if they have applied to MO Read, Lead, Exceed. Participants should also note that registration using the Frontline system only schedules the required face-to-face training sessions - it does NOT initiate a materials order by the Heart of MO-RPDC.

    If participant is not part of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed program, there will be a charge of $1040.00 per participant. Contact instructor listed below for possible funding solutions.

    71. MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) Year 1 - Trenton

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. Trenton (Trenton, MO)

    Audience: Beginning Teachers

    Dates: 8/7/2023 to 3/1/2024

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

    This program is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System

    MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) meets Missouri's BTAP certification requirements.

    This opportunity provides:

    -networking with other new teachers and educational consultants

    -just-in-time learning (critical firsts)

    -awareness of the phases of a new teacher

    -relationship-building skills

    -on-demand learning, including videos by Mike Rutherford

    MTDS BTAP meets Missouri's BTAP certification requirements.

    72. MTDS Purposeful Lesson Planning (Formerly BTAP 2) - Diocese of Jefferson City

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

    Location: TBA-Jefferson City (Jefferson City, MO)

    Dates: 8/7/2023 to 3/15/2024

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

    Purposeful Lesson Planning (formerly BTAP B) offers continued support for early career teachers.

    To celebrate the completion of a successful first year of teaching, MTDS: Purposeful Lesson Planning includes a statewide event featuring Mike Rutherford, author of The Artisan Teacher! Participants will also receive a copy of Mike's book The Artisan Teacher.

    MTDS: Purposeful Lesson Planning 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- statewide event with Mike Rutherford!

    -access to on-demand learning, including Mike Rutherford's MTDS series

    -consultant support

    -networking with other teachers

    -competency-based programming

    73. Trauma Responsive: Building Student Support Team Capacity

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: K-12 Teachers, Administrators, Nurses, Counselors

    Dates: 8/7/2023 to 5/22/2024

    As an educator, you face the impact of trauma in your school every day. Whether it is acute or complex trauma, those experiences disrupt brain activity and can lead students to exhibit disruptive and/or disengaged behaviors. This year-long cohort (6 sessions) requires a team of five* building representatives which could include, but are not limited to: building leader, classroom teacher, counselor, special education teacher, school nurse, school resource officer, etc. School representatives must attend all six sessions.

    We will use the Missouri Model for Trauma-Informed Schools to address the underlying causes of trauma, identify student responses and implement highly effective school-wide systems of support.
    *School wide teams will be based on the student population.

    Session 1) Intro to Trauma - before school starts
    Session 2) Reframing Responses to Trauma - first quarter
    Session 3) Missouri Model Implementation - second quarter
    Session 4) Emotional Poverty Part 1 - third quarter
    Session 5) Emotional Poverty Part 2 - fourth quarter
    Session 6) Data Analysis, Reflection, and Next Steps - after close of school year*

    Fee is $200 per team per session ($1,200 total per team); $50 per session for each additional person. Lunch included.

    74. MLDS: New Leaders Year II Cohort

    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: 8/8/2023 to 4/11/2024

    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 2 Cohort:
    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. School leaders will want to invest in their own professional development by attending each level of training. The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) New Leaders Year 1 provides principals: Conclusion of two-years of productive and relevant mentoring, training and support through research-based learning experiences, opportunities to develop formal and informal professional networks. MLDS New Leaders Year 2 includes two regional meetings which provide practical, relevant learning as well as two coaching labs providing hands on experiences to improve skills in assessing school culture. In addition, a minimum of 20 hours of mentor support are included. Participation in New Leaders Year 1 is a pre-requisite for this cohort. If you are in year two of school leadership and did not participate in New Leaders Year 1, please contact the RPDC Leadership Development Specialist, Tamara Moore-Callahan at tymtc7@umkc.edu to discuss your best course placement. Completion of the New Leaders/Emerging Level series (year 1 and 2) meets administrative certification requirements.

    75. MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) - Diocese of Jefferson CIty

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

    Location: TBA-Jefferson City (Jefferson City, MO)

    Dates: 8/8/2023 to 3/14/2024

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

    This program is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System

    MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) meets Missouri's BTAP certification requirements.

    This opportunity provides:

    -networking with other new teachers and educational consultants

    -just-in-time learning (critical firsts)

    -awareness of the phases of a new teacher

    -relationship-building skills

    -on-demand learning, including videos by Mike Rutherford

    MTDS BTAP meets Missouri's BTAP certification requirements.

    76. LETRS: Volume 2, Units 5-8 Cohort 7 (St Joseph)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

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

    Dates: 8/9/2023 to 5/1/2024

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

    Each participant must purchase materials for implementation. You must have the materials prior to session 1.
    If you are a recipient of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed Scholarship, your materials and training will be provided for free.


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

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

    77. MTDS Teacher Academy

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: K-12 Teachers with 3 or more years of teaching

    Dates: 8/9/2023 to 4/25/2024

    This program offers support for mid-career teachers.

    MTDS Teacher Academy is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System and is open to any teacher who has:

    -completed a Beginning Teacher Assistance Program in MO

    -completed at least 3 years of successful teaching

    -a strong desire for professional improvement

    This opportunity provides:

    -Statewide event with national expert, John Antonetti in September and February (must register separately)

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

    -access to on-demand learning modules to enrich teacher learning anywhere and anytime

    -consultant support

    -networking with other teachers

    -competency-based programming

    78. Behavior Personnel Cohort- Gen Ed Supports

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 8/10/2023 to 4/23/2024

    Administrators, do you have staff dedicated to supporting students with challenging behavior? Are you a teacher or para that supports students with challenging behavior? This series is designed to support you by sharing Evidence-Based Practices, PBIS Tier Il and Ill supports, and create a Professional Learning Network with others in Southwest Missouri!

    79. Leadership Teams: Empowering Teachers, Elevating Student Learning Outcomes

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: District Leadership Teams

    Dates: 8/10/2023 to 5/14/2024

    Did you know that collective teacher efficacy is the most powerful influence leading to impact in schools? Looking to build capacity in a school-wide leadership team that focuses on elevating the teaching and learning experiences of all students? Let us help you by providing leadership learning experiences for your team members. Come learn with and from other school teams in the same room!

    Training highlights:
    * Empowering teachers through shared leadership
    * Developing a collaborative culture
    * Goal setting: Where are we? Where are we going? Best path to get there?
    * Exploring new ways to tackle challenges
    * Aligning practices
    * Designing professional learning that leads to impact

    Leadership Teams include the principal and designated faculty members. It is important that Leadership Teams include adequate representation from all grade levels and disciplines to positively influence change and growth, generally a minimum of 4 staff plus the administrator.

    Fee is $200 per team per session ($1,000 total per team); $50 per session for each additional person. Lunch included.

    80. LETRS for Early Childhood Educators

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

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

    Dates: 8/10/2023 to 4/5/2024

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

    This four-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 four days of face-to-face training and self-paced online tutorials/videos of effective early childhood classroom instruction.

    81. MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) Year 1 - Maryville

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. Maryville (Maryville, Mo)

    Audience: Beginning Teachers

    Dates: 8/10/2023 to 3/14/2024

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

    This program is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System

    MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) meets Missouri's BTAP certification requirements.

    This opportunity provides:

    -networking with other new teachers and educational consultants

    -just-in-time learning (critical firsts)

    -awareness of the phases of a new teacher

    -relationship-building skills

    -on-demand learning, including videos by Mike Rutherford

    MTDS BTAP meets Missouri's BTAP certification requirements.

    82. MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program-Tipton

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

    Location: Tipton Central Office (Tipton, MO)

    Dates: 8/10/2023 to 4/8/2024

    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 SystemMTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) meets Missouri's BTAP certification requirements.

    This opportunity provides:

    -networking with other new teachers and educational consultants

    -just-in-time learning (critical firsts) -awareness of the phases of a new teacher

    -relationship-building skills

    -on-demand learning, including videos by Mike Rutherford

    MTDS BTAP meets Missouri's BTAP certification requirements.

    83. Behavior Personnel Cohort - Special Education

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 8/10/2023 to 4/23/2024

    Closed
    Administrators, do you have staff dedicated to supporting students with challenging behavior? This series is a year-long series designed to support special education teachers through sharing Evidence-Based Practices, components of functional behavioral assessments, evaluation of students with EBD, and creating a Professional Learning Network with others in Southwest Missouri!

    84. LETRS Volume 1: Cohort #24

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

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

    Dates: 8/11/2023 to 3/20/2024

    Volume I includes 4 on-line units of study, complemented with a textbook manual for study. The online platform makes up the biggest portion of the work for course completion. Participants must complete a six-hour face-to-face training for each unit. All-day, in-person attendance is required, and missed sessions must be made up. Units include: The Challenge of Learning to Read; The Speech Sounds of English; Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling; and Advanced Decoding, Spelling and Word Recognition. LETRS gives teachers the skills they need to master how to teach the five essential components of literacy, plus writing, spelling, and oral language. Teachers also learn: How to implement instructional routines and activities, Approaches to differentiate instruction to meet the literacy needs of all students. Participants will complete a portfolio of Bridge to Practice activities that ensure they can transfer what they learn in LETRS to the classroom. .

    NOTE: Materials are provided to participants by the MO Department of Elementary and Secondary Education only if they have applied to MO Read, Lead, Exceed. Participants should also note that registration using the Frontline system only schedules the required face-to-face training sessions - it does NOT initiate a materials order by the Heart of MO-RPDC.

    If participant is not part of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed program, there will be charge of $1040.00 per participant. Contact instructor listed below for possible funding solutions.

    85. MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) Year 1 - St Joseph

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Beginning Teachers

    Dates: 8/11/2023 to 3/21/2024

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

    This program is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System

    MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) meets Missouri's BTAP certification requirements.

    This opportunity provides:

    -networking with other new teachers and educational consultants

    -just-in-time learning (critical firsts)

    -awareness of the phases of a new teacher

    -relationship-building skills

    -on-demand learning, including videos by Mike Rutherford

    MTDS BTAP meets Missouri's BTAP certification requirements.

    86. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition: (Invite Only: Norwood/Invited Participants) Cohort 64

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 8/14/2023 to 2/19/2024

    Closed
    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides educators with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. The 'blended learning' format of this series includes face-to-face learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction.

    SPECIAL NOTES: Participants must attend a 90-minute virtual launch in August (dates/times will be sent via email).

    (1) There are four 'face to face' dates for this workshop series. We will focus on each of the four LETRS units respectively:
  • Day 1 and Unit 1, The Challenge of Learning to Read;
  • Day 2/Unit 2: The Speech Sounds of English;
  • Day 3/Unit 3: Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling
  • Day 4/Unit 4: Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition.

    Registration fee for all four 'face to face' dates is $300, including parking and breakfast. This is waived for MO RLE recipients.

    (2) Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact janaloge@missouristate for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for $399.

    (3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials!

    NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award.
    For any additional questions, contact melindaodom@missouristate.edu
  • 87. LETRS Vol 1: Word Recognition (Invite Only: Bolivar Cohort 61)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Bolivar, Missouri (Bolivar, MO) [map]

    Dates: 8/14/2023 to 4/4/2024

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides educators with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. The 'blended learning' format of this series includes face-to-face learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. SPECIAL NOTES: Participants must attend a 90-minute virtual launch in August (dates/times will be sent via email). (1) There are four 'face to face' dates for this workshop series. We will focus on each of the four LETRS units respectively: Day 1 and Unit 1, The Challenge of Learning to Read; Day 2/Unit 2: The Speech Sounds of English; Day 3/Unit 3: Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling Day 4/Unit 4: Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition. Registration fee for all four 'face to face' dates is $300, including parking and breakfast. This is waived for MO RLE recipients. (2) Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact janaloge@missouristate for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for $399. NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award. For any additional questions, contact janaloge@missouristate.edu

    88. Special Education New Teacher Academy (not part of BTAP)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 8/14/2023 to 9/18/2023

    This basic training is developed with first year special education professionals in mind and focuses on the areas of most common noncompliance including, but not limited to, IEP development, evaluations/reevaluations, and special education transfer procedures. The two days will provide hands-on training using the model forms, the Standards and Indicators Manual, and the State Plan for Special Education. (This does not meet the credentialing requirements for Beginning Teacher Assistance Program.) This is a two day training and participants must be present for both days. Day one will be held on August 14th and day two will be held on September 18th. Please make sure you have permission from your district to attend both 8/14 and 9/18. We will meet in the Meyer Alumni Center located at 300 South Jefferson Street. Training will begin promptly at 8:30. We will have a working lunch and each day will conclude by 3:00. The cost of the training is $60 and covers parking and lunch for both days. Morning coffee will be provided. Feel free to bring any individual snacks you may want as we will provide lunch with dessert only. You will receive parking instructions closer to the date of the training.

    89. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition (Invite Only: Forsyth/Taneyville Cohort 36)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Forsyth High School Cafeteria (Forsyth, MO) [map]

    Dates: 8/15/2023 to 4/8/2024

    Closed
    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides educators with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. The 'blended learning' format of this series includes face-to-face learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction.

    SPECIAL NOTES: Participants must attend a 90-minute virtual launch in August (dates/times will be sent via email).

    (1) There are four 'face to face' dates for this workshop series. We will focus on each of the four LETRS units respectively:
  • Day 1 and Unit 1, The Challenge of Learning to Read;
  • Day 2/Unit 2: The Speech Sounds of English;
  • Day 3/Unit 3: Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling
  • Day 4/Unit 4: Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition.

    Registration fee for all four 'face to face' dates is $300, including parking and breakfast. This is waived for MO RLE recipients.

    (2) Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact janaloge@missouristate for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for $399.

    (3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials!

    NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award.
    For any additional questions, contact melindaodom@missouristate.edu
  • 90. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) - Volume I (Cohort 24) - MSU-West Plains

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

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

    Dates: 8/15/2023 to 4/16/2024

    Participants are expected to attend all dates in this workshop.
  • August 15, 2023 (Kick-Off Date--Time: 8:30-11:00am)
  • September 26, 2023
  • December 6, 2023
  • February 28, 2024
  • April 29, 2024 (DATE CHANGED TO APRIL 16, 2024)

    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

    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.

  • 91. MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program A (BTAP A) - Northeast Area-Cohort 1

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 TBA in the NE RPDC Region (Kirksville, MO)

    Audience: Beginning Teachers

    Dates: 8/15/2023 to 4/16/2024

    DATES: Tuesdays--August 15, September 26, November 28, 2023; January 23 and Thursday, April 16, 2024

    TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

    LOCATION: 8/15-Family Life Center (220 N. Owensby, LaPlata); 9/26-Adair Co. Annex Building (300 N. Franklin, Kirksville); 11/28-Truman State University Student Union Building Alumni Room (2105); remaining dates TBA

    COST: $250 (scholarships may be available) - morning refreshments and lunch included

    Beginning teachers are one of our greatest assets. Yet, 17% of teachers leave the career within the first 5 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).

    This opportunity provides--
    -networking with other new teachers & 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.

    MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) meets Missouri's BTAP certification requirements.

    92. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) - Volume I (Cohort 28) - MSU-West Plains

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

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

    Dates: 8/15/2023 to 4/18/2024

    Participants are expected to attend all dates in this workshop.
  • August 15, 2023 (Kick-Off Date--Time: 12:30-2:30pm)
  • September 25, 2023
  • November 29, 2023
  • February 26, 2024
  • May 1, 2024 (DATE CHANGED TO APRIL 18, 2024)

    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

    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.

  • 93. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) - Volume I (Cohort 30) -- Mountain View-Birch Tree (BY INVITATION--MOUNTAIN VIEW-BIRCH TREE TEACHERS ONLY)

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 Mountain View Birchtree Schools (Mountain View, MO)

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

    Dates: 8/15/2023 to 4/29/2024

    Participants are expected to attend all dates in this workshop.
  • August 15, 2023 (Kick-Off Date--Time: 12:30-2:30 / Location: MSU-West Plains)
  • October 16, 2023
  • February 19, 2024**Rescheduled-Postponed from January 22, 2024
  • March 4, 2024
  • April 29, 2024

    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

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

  • 94. LETRS Volume 1 Cohort 3-Independence Schools Only

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: 3 Independence School District (Independence, MO)

    Audience: By Invitation Only

    Dates: 8/15/2023 to 4/8/2024

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

    95. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) - Volume II (Cohort 12)--Raymondville (INVITATION ONLY)

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 Raymondville Elem. School (Raymondville, MO)

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

    Dates: 8/16/2023 to 4/26/2024

    Participants are expected to attend all dates in this workshop.
  • August 16, 2023
  • October 13, 2023
  • February 9, 2024
  • April 26, 2024

    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 Volume II series includes 4 face-to-face training dates (one day for each of the units) and an online course (through Lexia Learning https://www.lexialearning.com/) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction.

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

  • 96. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) - Volume II (Cohort 17, 18, 19)--Union Public Schools (INVITATION ONLY)

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 Union School District (Union, MO)

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

    Dates: 8/18/2023 to 4/19/2024

    Participants are expected to attend all dates in this workshop.
  • August 18, 2023
  • October 30, 2023
  • February 16, 2024
  • April 19, 2024

    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 Volume II series includes 4 face-to-face training dates (one day for each of the units) and an online course (through Lexia Learning https://www.lexialearning.com/) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction.

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

  • 97. Bolivar Cohort: Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Exceptional Pupil Cooperative (Bolivar, MO) [map]

    Audience: First and second year teachers needing to fulfill BTAP certification requirements

    Dates: 8/18/2023 to 3/22/2024

    Closed

    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

    Emerging A 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:

    -promote student interaction

    -meet student needs and well-being

    -minimize disruption

    -allow teacher movement for monitoring student progress

    -increase & manage student productivity

    -encourage self-directed student learning

    • Develops Research-Based Instruction: Using research-based lesson planning models/practices to plan lessons that include:

    -lesson targets

    -activities, tasks, and/or experiences

    -research-based and/or evidence-based strategies

    -methods for monitoring/communicating student progress towards meeting lesson target

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

    98. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) - Volume II (Cohort 14, 15, 16)--Rolla Public Schools (INVITATION ONLY)

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 Rolla Administration Building (Rolla, MO)

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

    Dates: 8/21/2023 to 4/22/2024

    Participants are expected to attend all dates in this workshop.
  • August 21, 2023
  • November 6, 2023
  • January 2, 2024
  • April 22, 2024

    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 Volume II series includes 4 face-to-face training dates (one day for each of the units) and an online course (through Lexia Learning https://www.lexialearning.com/) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction.

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

  • 99. LETRS Volume 2, Cohort 1 (Southeast RPDC Location)

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 8/22/2023 to 4/9/2024

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to extend research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. Instruction is a mixture of face-to-face learning through structured modules and online videos of effective classroom instruction. The primary areas of focus for this volume are vocabulary, comprehension, and writing. Participants in this group must acquire LETRS Volume 2 materials prior to the first session. If more information is needed, email kengelen@semo.edu, vallgier@semo.edu, or crodgers@semo.edu.

    Full-day training dates for this Volume 2 cohort group are 8/22/23, 10/4/23, 2/8/24, 4/9/24. Each full day training will address each of the four LETRS Units, 5 thru 8, respectively.

    100. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition Cohort 24

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 8/28/2023 to 3/11/2024

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides educators with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. The 'blended learning' format of this series includes face-to-face learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction.

    SPECIAL NOTES: Participants must attend a 90-minute virtual launch in August (dates/times will be sent via email).

    (1) There are four 'face to face' dates for this workshop series. We will focus on each of the four LETRS units respectively:
  • Day 1 and Unit 1, The Challenge of Learning to Read;
  • Day 2/Unit 2: The Speech Sounds of English;
  • Day 3/Unit 3: Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling
  • Day 4/Unit 4: Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition.

    Registration fee for all four 'face to face' dates is $300, including parking and breakfast. This is waived for MO RLE recipients.

    (2) Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact janaloge@missouristate for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for $399.

    (3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials!

    NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award.
    For any additional questions, contact melindaodom@missouristate.edu
  • 101. LETRS Volume 2: Cohort #4

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

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

    Dates: 8/29/2023 to 3/6/2024

    Prerequisite: LETRS Volume 1 course completion verified by Heart of MO-RPDC facilitator.

    Volume 2 includes 4 on-line units with a face-to-face training for each unit. All components are required, and participants must attend all four face-to-face trainings in person. The units include: The Mighty Word: Oral Language and Vocabulary; Digging for Meaning: Understanding Reading Comprehension; Text-Driven Comprehension Instruction; and The Reading-Writing Connection. LETRS gives teachers the skills they need to master how to teach the five essential components of literacy, plus writing, spelling, and oral language. Teachers also learn: How to implement instructional routines and activities, Approaches to differentiate instruction to meet the literacy needs of all students, Bridge to Practice activities that ensure they can transfer what they learn in LETRS to the classroom.

    NOTE: Materials are provided to participants by the MO Department of Elementary and Secondary Education only if they have applied to MO Read, Lead, Exceed. Participants should also note that registration using the Frontline system only schedules the required face-to-face training sessions - it does NOT initiate a materials order by the Heart of MO-RPDC.

    If participant is not part of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed program, there will be a charge of $1040.00 per participant. Contact instructor listed below for possible funding solutions.