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1. All Aboard for English Language Arts Discussion-Meeting 2

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 2/27/2017

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This regional content area cohort will receive the most recent available information and updates from DESE for dissemination. The content of these workshops will keep area teachers and administrators apprised on changes regarding standards, curriculum, assessments and instruction and provide a forum for discussion and a deepening of understanding by participants, and allowing time for technology, and sharing of ideas.

This 3 part series is for English teachers of all grades to come together and share ideas for teaching and focus on cross- discipline teaching for student engagement and understanding.

2. Social Studies Integration-Meeting 2

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 2/27/2017

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This three part series of workshops are intended for Social Studies teachers to learn new technology for the classroom and increase cross-discipline units of study. We will share the importance and seamless way literacy can and should be integrated daily into the Social Studies Curriculum. The integration of literacy is crucial for educators in order to cover all of the new Social Studies expectations recently released.

This training will provide an overview of the new Missouri Social Studies Expectations, model creative ways to address the expectations through literacy integrations and offer an opportunity for the use of technology to engage students in their learning.

3. Know Thy Impact: Direct Instruction

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Dates: 2/28/2017

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This workshop is for schools participating in the Collaborative Works Project.

During this multi-day workshop series, educators will have the opportunity to engage in some of the most impactful instructional practices as described by John Hattie. These 12 practices include: Data Based Decision Making, Creating Rigorous Common Formative Assessments, Assessment Capable Learners, Feedback, Spaced vs. Massed Student Practice, Student-Teacher Relationships, Metacognition, Differentiating Instruction, Reciprocal Teaching, Student Engagement, Direct Instruction, and Technology to Support the Core Practices

Direct Instruction- Tuesday, February 28

Assessment Capable Learners (Extension)- Friday, March 17

For more information, please contact Stephanie Kuper at skuper@semo.edu

4. PLC Awareness Meeting

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 3/1/2017

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This meeting will provide information about Professional Learning Communities. Participants will learn what a professional learning community is, what leadership teams will learn in each year of the PLC Project, success stories, and the services you'll receive by being a part of our 2017-18 Southeast cohort. This meeting is for District Administrators, Building Administrators, and Teacher Leaders who are interested in creating a professional learning community at your school or district.

5. SW-PBS Tier 2 Advanced Meeting 4 Option 2: Self Monitoring/Additional Interventions

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 3/1/2017

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MO SW-PBS Tier 2 Advanced By Invitation Only. This training will consist of 4 days throughout the school year and is designed for schools who have completed Tier 2 training and have implemented their initial function-based intervention for students at-risk, Check In/Check Out (CICO). Tier 2 Advanced training will offer teams additional function-based interventions for their school settings. Recommended participants: A building administrator along with school personnel who are designated to facilitate the intervention group, and at least one general education classroom teacher should attend these training sessions together.

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

Dates: Social Skills Intervention Groups
September 20, 2016 (KEM Hall)
October 25, 2016 (KEM Hall)

TEAMS WILL CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS DEPENDING ON WHAT INTERVENTION IS NEEDED.

Option 1: Check and Connect
January 12, 2017 (KEM Hall)
January 13, 2017 (KEM Hall)

Option 2: Self Monitoring/Additional Tier 2 Interventions
January 26, 2017 (IC 202)
March 1, 2017 (IC 202)

Option 3: First Steps Next
January 20, 2017
March 23, 2017

PLEASE NOTE: The cost per team is $1000 (members), $2000 (non-members), for all 4 meetings. The professional development hours and cost of this series is listed on the first day only.

6. Year 1 PLC Meeting--Meeting #5

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Location: 1 Malden Bootheel Higher Education Center - Harry Crisp Center (Malden, MO) [map]

Dates: 3/2/2017

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This is the fifth meeting for schools in their first year of the PLC Project. Registrants must be from a school that has a PLC Business Partnership Agreement with the Southeast RPDC.

7. CW Project: School-Based Implementation Coaching: Spring Follow-Up

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 3/3/2017

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This workshop is for schools participating in the Collaborative Works Project.

Going in to the fifth year of the Collaborative Works Project, the goal is to establish sustainability in the form of school-based implementation coaches. Collaborative Works Schools are to send at least 1 teacher-leader, curriculum coach, and administrator.

Objectives of this training include:


• Developing and maintaining coaching relationships


• Facilitating the improvement process


• Communicating in a timely and responsive manner


• Engaging in solution-driven dialogue

Follow-up dates:
Friday, November 4, 2016
Friday, March 3, 2017

For more information contact Stephanie Kuper at skuper@semo.edu

8. SW-PBS Tier 3 Advanced-Meeting 4

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 3/3/2017

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BY INVITATION ONLY. The Southeast RPDC will be hosting four workshops for teams who have completed the first year of Tier 3 interventions. Topics will include reviewing the FBA/BIP process, observations, environmental interventions and data analysis. Recommended participants: Tier 3 core team, including building administrator.

Please sign up for each meeting date separately. Meeting dates include:


• September 29, 2016

• November 16, 2016

• January 24, 2017

• March 3, 2017

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

9. Quality Health and Physical Education Professional Development

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Location: 1 Southeast Recreation Center (Cape Girardeau, MO)

Dates: 3/6/2017

This professional learning program for physical educators, health educators, administrators and all school health personnel will benefit from this one-day professional learning opportunity. The focus of this year's Quality Health and Physical Education program will be multi-faceted, with time given to:

*Updates relating to Legislative issues and initiatives
*Technology and web resources for teaching and learning in health education and physical education
*Appropriate practices relating to the curriculum and instructional delivery in health education and physical education
*The Presidential Youth Fitness Program (PYFP) http://www.pyfp.org This is the national physical fitness education and assessment program helping schools achieve excellence in physical education and empowering students to be fit for life
*Construction of rubrics for use in student assessments
*The role of cooperation, collaboration, creativity, and cultural competence in the teaching/learning environment

***THIS WILL INCLUDE ACTIVITY BASED PROFESSIONAL LEARNING. DRESS TO BE ACTIVE AND PLAN TO BE ENGAGED AND ENERGIZED!

All participants should bring a device (laptop computer, iPad or tablet, or smart phone) to download apps and to complete tasks during the presentations.

10. PLC Sustaining Schools (Elementary)--Meeting #2

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 3/7/2017

This is the second meeting for schools in the Sustaining Schools cohort of the PLC Project. Registrants must be from a school that has a PLC Business Partnership Agreement with the Southeast RPDC.

11. PLC Sustaining Schools (Secondary)--Meeting #2

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 3/9/2017

This is the second meeting for schools in the Sustaining Schools cohort of the PLC Project. Registrants must be from a school that has a PLC Business Partnership Agreement with the Southeast RPDC.

12. Self-Determination for ALL students

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 3/14/2017

This workshop is to help improve outcomes for students with disabilities through the use of self-determination instruction and strategies. Transition professionals will learn the skills to support students with disabilities in learning and applying the self-determination skills of self-awareness, problem solving, decision making, goal setting, and communication in transition planning. We will also discuss developing transition skills from elementary through high school.

13. SW-PBS Tier 1 Sustain - Meeting 2

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 3/14/2017

This workshop is designed for SW-PBS Tier 1 teams to sustain/maintain while Tier 2 and/or Tier 3 are being implemented. Below you will find a series of questions to reflect on before signing up for this workshop. If your school can say "yes" to any of the questions, then this workshop will help you sustain/maintain your Tier 1 systems.

Have you completed the first 3 years of Tier 1 training and your school is ready to implement Tier 2?

Is your school implementing Tier 2?

Is your school implementing Tier 3?

Please sign up separately for the two Tier 1 Sustain Workshops:
September 30, 2016
March 14, 2017

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

14. Year 2 PLC Meeting--Meeting #5

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 3/15/2017

This is the fifth meeting for schools in their second year of the PLC Project. Registrants must be from a school that has a PLC Business Partnership Agreement with the Southeast RPDC.

15. Know Thy Impact: Assessment Capable Learners (Extension)

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 3/17/2017

This workshop is for schools participating in the Collaborative Works Project.

During this multi-day workshop series, educators will have the opportunity to engage in some of the most impactful instructional practices as described by John Hattie. These 12 practices include: Data Based Decision Making, Creating Rigorous Common Formative Assessments, Assessment Capable Learners, Feedback, Spaced vs. Massed Student Practice, Student-Teacher Relationships, Metacognition, Differentiating Instruction, Reciprocal Teaching, Student Engagement, Direct Instruction, and Technology to Support the Core Practices

Assessment Capable Learners (Extension)- Friday, March 17

For more information, please contact Stephanie Kuper at skuper@semo.edu

16. All Aboard for English Language Arts Discussion-Meeting 3

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 3/20/2017

This regional content area cohort will receive the most recent available information and updates from DESE for dissemination. The content of these workshops will keep area teachers and administrators apprised on changes regarding standards, curriculum, assessments and instruction and provide a forum for discussion and a deepening of understanding by participants, and allowing time for technology, and sharing of ideas.

This 3 part series is for English teachers of all grades to come together and share ideas for teaching and focus on cross- discipline teaching for student engagement and understanding.

17. Bringing STEM to the Grade 3-5 Classrooms

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 3/20/2017

Jump-start implementation of STEM in the grade 3-5 classroom by attending this workshop. Participants will engage in hands-on, grade appropriate STEM lessons. A variety of STEM teaching strategies and resources will be shared.

Each participant will receive the new NSTA book "Bringing STEM to the Elementary Classroom".

18. Steps for Bully Prevention with National Presenter, Betty Ennis

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 3/20/2017

Setting up a Bully Prevention system is not as easy as reading a book or having an assembly. Successful implementation is the responsibility of all stakeholders: staff, students, and parents.

This workshop will give a brief overview of Bully Behavior and a more detailed approach to setting up a bully prevention system in your school. We will also address proactive topics such as the importance of teaching empathy and resilience.

19. Show-Me the Tech Toolkit

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 3/21/2017

Join Stephanie and other teachers from around the Southeast region of Missouri as we grow our tech-toolboxes during this one-day session.

This workshop will include innovative tools to use in the classroom, App-Task Challenges, and Make & Take Projects ready to launch when you get back to your classroom. We will talk about tons of websites that are new and perfect for increasing student engagement and transforming your classroom using the technology.

In the afternoon, participants will have the opportunity to share what they know (if they want) in a TeachMeet-UnConference style session. Finally, the day will round out with App Smackdowns where particpants find and showcase the best of the best tools.

20. Year 3 PLC Meeting--Meeting #5

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 3/21/2017

This is the fifth meeting for schools in their third year of the PLC Project. Registrants must be from a school that has a PLC Business Partnership Agreement with the Southeast RPDC.

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

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 3/22/2017

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

This is meeting 4 of the series. Be sure to sign up for each day of this series.

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

22. Social Studies Integration-Meeting 3

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 3/22/2017

This three part series of workshops are intended for Social Studies teachers to learn new technology for the classroom and increase cross-discipline units of study. We will share the importance and seamless way literacy can and should be integrated daily into the Social Studies Curriculum. The integration of literacy is crucial for educators in order to cover all of the new Social Studies expectations recently released.

This training will provide an overview of the new Missouri Social Studies Expectations, model creative ways to address the expectations through literacy integrations and offer an opportunity for the use of technology to engage students in their learning.

23. SW-PBS Emerging Advanced Team Training - Meeting 4

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 3/24/2017

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

Please sign up for each meeting date separately.

Meeting Dates include:
October 12, 2016
December 2, 2016
January 27, 2017
March 24, 2017

Missouri Teacher Standards:
Standard 5: Positive Classroom Environment

24. Becoming Citizen Scientists in Grades 3-12

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 3/28/2017

How can we integrate our new science, math, and literacy standards to connect with our world?

Join us for a day of observing, recording, sharing, and learning with others through citizen science. Come prepared to experience and walk away with resources that will engage students in doing real world science.

25. SW-PBS First Step Next- Meeting 2 of 2

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 3/29/2017

MO SW-PBS Tier 2 Advanced BY INVITATION ONLY. This training is for teams interested in learning how to implement the First Step Next (Preschool and Grades K-3) intervention. First Step Next is a collaborative home-school intervention that addresses problem behavior and teaches children how to get along with teachers and peers and how to engage in schoolwork appropriately. The intervention includes students and families, the classroom teacher, and a school-based coach working together to teach and recognize use of key skills such as succeeding in school, including, sharing, cooperating, and following rules.
Recommended participants: A building administrator along with school personnel who are designated to facilitate the intervention group, and at least one general education classroom teacher should attend these training sessions together.

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

26. Google Apps, Extensions, and Add-ons (1/2 day)

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 3/30/2017

This half-day workshop is for participants who are ready to move beyons the basics of using Google Chrome and Drive.

This workshop will showcase some of the newest and most useful Extensions, Add-ons, and apps to use in the classroom.

27. SW-PBS Administrator Support -Meeting 2 (Current Schools)

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Location: 1 Dexter Bar-B-Que in Cape Girardeau (Cape Girardeau, MO)

Dates: 3/30/2017

This meeting is for administrators currently implementing the SW-PBS framework. Various topics will be covered to keep administrators updated on any recent information from the Missouri SW-PBS State Team and National PBIS Center. In addition, a survey was sent to administrators for input on their needs.

Any additional questions or comments can be sent to Cynthia J. Matthew (cjmatthew@semo.edu), Maria R. Allen (mallen@semo.edu), and/or Debbie Lintner (dlintner@semo.edu).

Note: This meeting is held at Dexter BBQ in Cape Girardeau, MO. There will be a working lunch. (Individuals will pay for their own lunch)

28. SE RPDC Missouri Statewide Teacher Academy - Meeting 5

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 4/7/2017

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

Participants will attend a one day Fall Statewide Kickoff on September 26, 2016 and a one day Spring Graduation on May 1, 2017 (location TBA). The rest of the trainings will be located at the Southeast RPDC. All dates are listed below.

Cost: $500.00 **Limited scholarships available (first come first serve basis).

Please sign up for each date separately on My Learning Plan.
January 25, 2017
February 23, 2017
April 7, 2017
May 1, 2017 (Graduation- Location TBA)

29. Literacy Collaboration Meeting

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 4/7/2017

This is a special opportunity for networking as district reading staffs collaborate and share ideas, successes and concerns. There will be additional professional development topics presented by the RPDC Literacy Specialist to help districts and their reading people stay current with research based, high quality best practices and ELA strategies. The focus of the meeting this school year will be the ELA Missouri Learning Standards. All reading staff including academic coaches and reading specialists will find this networking meeting extremely beneficial.

Missouri Teacher Standards
Standard 7: Professional Collaboration

30. Leadership Academy--Regional Meeting 5

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 4/11/2017

Leadership Academy is a year-long collaborative opportunity for school district and building leaders. Participants engage in focused learning on the improvement of leadership performance as articulated in Missouri's Leader Standards and Quality Indicators. Leadership Academy develops effective leaders who:
*Demonstrate their roles as LEAD LEARNERS;
*Develop and cultivate positive productive PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIPS;
*Develop skills to effectively DEVELOP TEACHERS;
*Create and sustain a culture of CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

31. iTEaCH Institute: Putting the TECH in Your TEACHing - Meeting 4 Held at the Malden Regional Campus

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Location: 1 Malden Bootheel Higher Education Center - Harry Crisp Center (Malden, MO) [map]

Audience: Teachers, Instructional Technology

Dates: 4/12/2017

The iTEaCH Institute will meet four times throughout the 2016-2017 school year at the Soutehast campus in Malden. During this institute, participants will stay abreast of current trends in educational technology, learn innovative strategies for using technologies, and work with other teachers in Southeast Missouri who are implementing technology in their classrooms.

Dates for this four-day institute are listed below. Please register for all four dates separately.
October 6, 2016
December 1, 2016,
February 17, 2017
April 12, 2017

Missouri Teacher Standards:
Standard 2: Student Learning, Growth, and Development
Standard 4: Teaching for Critical Thinking
Standard 9: Professional Collaboration

32. Fishing for Number Sense in Grades K-2

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 4/25/2017

Number sense cannot be directly taught; it must be caught. This session will focus on how to promote flexibility with numbers, a critical component for moving K-2 students along the CGI trajectory and laying a firm foundation for future success in mathematics.

33. Making Mathematicians Academy Grades 3-6 Regroup 4

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 5/9/2017

Inside every student and teacher is a mathematician full of curiosity about the world. This academy will promote engagement in mathematics through best instructional practices to bring out the mathematician in both you and your students. This cohort includes 2 days in the summer plus four additional days throughout the school year.

34. Leadership Academy--Regional Meeting 6

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 5/10/2017

Leadership Academy is a year-long collaborative opportunity for school district and building leaders. Participants engage in focused learning on the improvement of leadership performance as articulated in Missouri's Leader Standards and Quality Indicators. Leadership Academy develops effective leaders who:
*Demonstrate their roles as LEAD LEARNERS;
*Develop and cultivate positive productive PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIPS;
*Develop skills to effectively DEVELOP TEACHERS;
*Create and sustain a culture of CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

35. Early Childhood Centers and Hacks

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 5/23/2017

Centered on Success (S-2013-0629)
Description
Feeling out of balance during center time with your students? Tired of the same old thing and having problems with behavior? Let's get "centered" with management techniques and new ideas to improve the quality of your students center time. Come ready to see center time in action and share ideas that have worked for you.

Classroom Hacks: Unusual Uses For Everyday Items (S-2015-0640)
Description
What can you use a baby bottle for besides feeding babies? Come and see a multitude of unusual uses for inexpensive everyday items from dollar stores. Ideas for organization, art materials, learning games, storage and more!

36. Growing a Mathematical Mindset

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 5/23/2017 to 5/25/2017

Scores of students hate and fear mathematics, so they end up leaving school without an understanding of basic mathematical concepts. Their evasion and departure hinders math-related pathways and STEM career opportunities. Research has shown very clear methods to change this phenomena, but the information has been confined to research journals - until now.

Join us in this series of workshops based upon the continuing research of Dr. Jo Boaler. Each participant will be given a copy of Mathematical Mindsets, which provides a proven, practical roadmap to mathematics success for all students.

37. Early Childhood Series - Meeting #3

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 5/23/2017

This 3-part series is targeted for those educators and other professionals working with our youngest learners. Young brains need special attention!

Meeting #3: SATURDAY, May 23, 2017 10a.m.-2p.m. - Centers presented by Diane Miesner, Preschool Teacher.

Diane Miesner is a current Preschool Teacher, which is why a Saturday workshop.

Centered on Success (S-2013-0629)
Description
Feeling out of balance during center time with your students? Tired of the same old thing and having problems with behavior? Let's get "centered" with management techniques and new ideas to improve the quality of your students center time. Come ready to see center time in action and share ideas that have worked for you.

38. Accommodations and Modifications

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 5/25/2017

Assists teachers and administrators in identifying the process of adapting curriculum, instruction and assessment; identifying the similarities, differences and connections between adaptations of curriculum, assessment, and instruction; and applying accommodations and modifications to curriculum, instruction, and assessment practices to allow students with disabilities to access the general education curriculum and receive instruction in the general education environment to the extent determined by the IEP TEAM.

39. Liberty Utilities Energy Educators Workshop

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 6/6/2017

Produced in partnership with the EarthWays Center of the Missouri Botanical Garden, the Energy Educators Workshop is an exciting free opportunity for teachers to enhance their understanding of basic energy concepts, learn how to connect these topics to principles of energy efficiency, conservation and draw connections to sustainability and stewardship.

During this one day workshop teachers explore the process it takes to turn an energy source to useful energy, conduct an energy audit of their school, and investigate renewable energy sources with solar ovens, wind turbines, and more! The Energy Educator's Workshop features a combination of background information and hands-on activities to enhance educators' understanding of energy concepts. Participants are provided with electronic copies of all materials and activities needed to bring the topic of energy to the classroom. Updated annually with new lesson plans and STEM activities, this workshop is becoming a regular professional development opportunity for teachers throughout the Liberty Utilities service areas.

Activities are cross-curricular and leveled to meet the needs of multiple grades (elementary, middle, and high school) and correlated to the Show-Me Standards, Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.

40. Liberty Utilities Energy Educators Workshop

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 6/7/2017

Produced in partnership with the EarthWays Center of the Missouri Botanical Garden, the Energy Educators Workshop is an exciting free opportunity for teachers to enhance their understanding of basic energy concepts, learn how to connect these topics to principles of energy efficiency, conservation and draw connections to sustainability and stewardship.

During this one day workshop teachers explore the process it takes to turn an energy source to useful energy, conduct an energy audit of their school, and investigate renewable energy sources with solar ovens, wind turbines, and more! The Energy Educator's Workshop features a combination of background information and hands-on activities to enhance educators' understanding of energy concepts. Participants are provided with electronic copies of all materials and activities needed to bring the topic of energy to the classroom. Updated annually with new lesson plans and STEM activities, this workshop is becoming a regular professional development opportunity for teachers throughout the Liberty Utilities service areas.

Activities are cross-curricular and leveled to meet the needs of multiple grades (elementary, middle, and high school) and correlated to the Show-Me Standards, Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.

41. Project-Based Learning Institute by Magnify Learning

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Location: 1 Franklin Elementary School (Cape Girardeau, MO) [map]

Dates: 6/12/2017 to 6/15/2017

The SE-RPDC is partnering with Magnify Learning from Indiana for a four-day Project Based Learning Institute on June 12-15, 2017. Magnify Learning was created to increase the engagement and success of K-16 students through the utilization of high quality project based learning (PBL). This professional development is for K-16 educators, instructional coaches, and administrators who strive to bring 21st skills into their classrooms. School groups are encouraged to attend in order to work together toward the establishment of collaborative PBL systems designed to meet their particular school culture and needs.

Participants will have the opportunity to choose between various workshop pathways:

• PBL 101 for PBL beginners (K-16) <

• PBL 201 for PBL practitioners who have attended Magnify Learning PBL 101

The Project-Based Learning Institute will be held at Franklin Elementary School located on the 1500 block of Themis in Cape Girardeau, MO 63701. The daily hours for the June 12-15 Institute will be from 9 am to 4 pm with a light breakfast and lunch provided each day.

The cost to participate is $400/person.

For additional information, contact Stephanie Kuper at skuper@semo.edu.

42. CORE Academy: Next Generation Teaching and Technology Conference

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Audience: ALL EDUCATORS: Pre-K-College, General Ed & Special Ed Teachers, Administrators, and More!

Dates: 6/20/2017 to 6/21/2017

"Eclipsing Expectations: Infusing Hands-On Tools and Technology in the Classroom"

All are welcome to attend the 2017 CORE Academy held on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University for PK-20 teachers.

Participants will see keynotes by world-renowned educator, author and speaker, Ron Clark on Tuesday, June 20, along with the opportunity for a book signing. The keynote speaker on June 21 is leader in educational technology, George Couros.

Spotlight speakers during the conference breakout sessions include Josh Stumpenhorst, Greg Lawrence, David Guerin, Kaci Heins, and many more.

The conference will feature 4 learning strands to either follow through the conference or mix-and-match:
Strand 1:Novice Technology Users +STEM
Strand 2:Advanced Technology Users +STEM
Strand 3:Leadership to Support Systematic Integration
Strand 4:SEclipse- Southeast Missouri Solar Eclipse Event Integration
*** The SEclipse strand is limited to only 25 participants. There are currently only 6 seats available. If you would like to reserve your seat for this strand, please email Stephanie Kuper at skuper@semo.edu after you register for CORE Academy.

The CORE Leadership Team is also looking for breakout session proposals that show a passion for education, active learning, and student engagement. Complete a proposal at the following URL: https://goo.gl/forms/e5AyfYf60NyFNAfQ2

Visit the Southeast CORE Academy Webpage at: www.semo.edu/rpdc/coreacademy for the schedule of events, presenter information, a look at special events, and more.

43. Holocaust Institute

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 6/22/2017 to 6/23/2017

How is history shaped by hatred, denial and intolerance, as well as by caring, compassion and responsibility?

In this 2 day institute, participants will examine the range of choices that led to the failure of democracy in Germany which ultimately led to the persecution of millions of Jews and other targeted groups such as Gypsies, disabled, Romas, and more. Participants will investigate the complexities of human behavior, memory, judgment, biases, and how we as individuals and members of groups can make a difference in the world today.

At the conclusion of the institute, participants will leave with several resources and have developed lesson plans to cover 3 major readings and 4 topics regarding the Holocaust: Historical, Resistance, Literary, and current Genocides. You will discover new teaching strategies, classroom activities and multimedia resources to use in the classroom aligned to the Missouri Learning Standards.

44. Discipline and Behavior Management for Students with Disabilities: What are the Rules and the Practical Implications? --with Julie Weatherly

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Location: 1 SEMO University Center - Ballroom (Cape Girardeau, MO)

Dates: 10/17/2017

Perhaps the most challenging issues that school personnel face in the area of special education are discipline and behavior management. The rules of discipline are complicated and confusing and, in some instances, unworkable and unrealistic. What disciplinary consequences can be imposed for violations of the code of conduct by a child with a disability?

This session will address the general rules of discipline under the IDEA and Section 504 and will address other practical issues, such as the requirements related to functional behavioral assessments and behavior intervention plans, the use of restraint/seclusion, the use of bus suspension and in-school suspension, the role of criminal authorities in dealing with behavior, etc.

ALL staff who play a role in the discipline decision making within the school setting are encouraged to attend.

45. Creating Defensible IEPs: Do's and Don'ts for Educators to Keep in Mind-- with Julie Weatherly

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Location: 1 SEMO University Center - Ballroom (Cape Girardeau, MO)

Dates: 10/18/2017

The U.S. Supreme Court has referred to the IEP as the "modus operandi" for the provision of FAPE to students with disabilities. In accordance with the Court's two-pronged test for determining whether an IEP is appropriate, hearing officers and courts will look to both the procedural and substantive components of the IEP.

This presentation will examine many common pitfalls that IEP Teams should avoid in order to ensure that an IEP is defensible.

All staff members who are part of an IEP team are encouraged to attend.

46. Greg Tang: A Visual Approach to Problem Solving

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Location: 1 SEMO University Center - Ballroom (Cape Girardeau, MO)

Dates: 11/13/2017

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Join the Southeast RPDC in welcoming the NY Times best-selling author of eight math picture books, Greg Tang as he presents A Visual Approach to Problem Solving. Greg's goal is to give teachers a deeper, more connected understanding of critical math concepts. This workshop targets important skills, strategies and standards, and combines Greg’s proven techniques with the best practices from around the world.

Greg Tang is called the "math missionary" for the dedication and passion he has shown in sharing his love of math with students, teachers and parents. Since 2001, he has done over 2,500 conferences, workshops and author visits, taught more than 350,000 children and adults, and accumulated more than 1,000,000 frequent flier miles on three different airlines!

Seats are limited, so register soon!