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1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. MTDS Teacher Academy

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

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

Dates: 8/31/2023 to 3/8/2024

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

-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

11. LETRS Volume 2: Cohort #6

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

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

Dates: 9/6/2023 to 4/10/2024

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.

12. MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) - Camdenton

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

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

Dates: 9/12/2023 to 3/12/2024

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.

13. SWPBS Tier 1 Training

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

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

Dates: 9/13/2023 to 3/13/2024

Available to our Partner Schools Only. This 4 day training is for teams who are in the first years of their SWPBS journey. Teams will engage in commitment to a positive, proactive and instructional approach to discipline, create a system for monitoring staff managed behavior to facilitate planning, teaching and development of intervention efforts, use effective action planning to guide and monitor development and implementation tasks. Identify and formatively evaluate implementation of Effective Classroom practices, and assess readiness for Tier 2. First three sessions are in person trainings, the final session is a virtual training.

14. LETRS Volume 2: Cohort #8

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

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

Dates: 9/18/2023 to 3/25/2024

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 $1040.00 charge per participant. Contact instructor listed below for possible funding solutions.

15. Developing Stories Through Powerful Task Design (Formerly knows as Teacher Academy Graduates)

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

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

Dates: 9/21/2023 to 4/5/2024

This program offers support for mid-career teachers.

MTDS: Developing Stories Through Powerful Task Design is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System and is open to any teacher who has:

-a strong desire for continuous professional improvement

- It is recommended to attend MTDS Teacher Academy prior to attending this program, but it is not a requirement

This opportunity provides:

-State event with national expert, John Antonetti

-a copy of John's book: Powerful Task Design

-consultant support

-networking with other teachers

-competency-based programming

16. MTDS Purposeful Lesson Planning (Formerly BTAP 2) - Camdenton

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

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

Dates: 9/26/2023 to 3/13/2024

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

17. LETRS Volume 2: Cohort #16

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

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

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

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 $1040.00 charge per participant. Contact instructor listed below for possible funding solutions.

18. LETRS Volume 2: Cohort #17

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

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

Dates: 10/24/2023 to 5/1/2024

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 $1040.00 charge per participant. Contact instructor listed below for possible funding solutions.

19. Learning & Culture: The Work of the Building Leadership Team

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

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

Dates: 3/5/2024

Starting Soon

Bring your leadership team to this one-day workshop and learn specific strategies leadership teams can utilize to ensure your building culture is collaborative and focused on learning. We'll talk specifically about the role of team building, on-boarding procedures, having difficult conversations with colleagues, building collective efficacy and increasing "buy-in" for change.

The cost of this workshop is waived for schools currently enrolled in our Shared Leadership for Learning program, however, registration is required.

20. Learning & Culture: The Work of the Building Leadership Team

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

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

Dates: 3/7/2024

Starting Soon

Bring your leadership team to this one-day workshop and learn specific strategies leadership teams can utilize to ensure your building culture is collaborative and focused on learning. We'll talk specifically about the role of team building, on-boarding procedures, having difficult conversations with colleagues, building collective efficacy and increasing "buy-in" for change.

The cost of this workshop is waived for schools currently enrolled in our Shared Leadership for Learning program, however, registration is required.

21. Fraction Fluency (Addition and Subtraction)

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

Location: B116, Assessment Resource Center, 2800 Maguire Blvd, Columbia MO 65211 (Columbia, MO)

Dates: 3/15/2024

This math session is dedicated to mastering the teaching of addition and subtraction of fractions while building a strong conceptual foundation of fractions. Participants will discover and engage in hands-on and visual techniques and activities to break down the complexities of fraction addition and subtraction. At the end of the workshop the participants will have a strategies toolkit that will promote fraction sense and numeracy for their students.

(This session is not solely for those that teach fraction addition and subtraction. Grades 6-9 teachers that want to reinforce fraction operations might also want to attend!)

22. LETRS-MAKE UP ONLY Volume 1 Unit 3

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

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

Dates: 3/15/2024

This session is designed for participants who missed all regularly schedule Face-to-Face Units from Volume 1. If you were unable to attend your assigned cohort and were unable to attend any other cohort for the Unit scheduled throughout our region, please sign up for the following Unit needed. All of these Units will take place at the ARC from 9-3, with a 30-minute lunch break.

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. 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.

23. Fraction Fluency (Multiplication and Division)

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

Location: B116, Assessment Resource Center, 2800 Maguire Blvd, Columbia MO 65211 (Columbia, MO)

Dates: 3/15/2024

This math session builds on the strong conceptual foundation of fractions while progressing past addition and subtraction to multiplication and division. Participants will connect abstract fraction concepts to models to aid in contextual understanding. They will leave with intuitive methods to simplify and explain the processes of fraction multiplication and division.

(This session is not solely for those that teach fraction multiplication and division. Grades 6-9 teachers that want to reinforce fraction operations might also want to attend!)

24. Learning & Culture: The Work of the Building Leadership Team

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

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

Dates: 3/19/2024

Bring your leadership team to this one-day workshop and learn specific strategies leadership teams can utilize to ensure your building culture is collaborative and focused on learning. We'll talk specifically about the role of team building, on-boarding procedures, having difficult conversations with colleagues, building collective efficacy and increasing "buy-in" for change.

The cost of this workshop is waived for schools currently enrolled in our Shared Leadership for Learning program, however, registration is required.

25. Science of Reading for Intervention

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

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

Dates: 3/21/2024

This two-hour session will help Title I Reading Teachers and Reading Interventionists use evidence-based instructional strategies and resources in their work with struggling readers. Teachers will receive training on how to apply reading research specifically to intervention settings and have opportunities to collaborate about progress monitoring practices and tools, using screening and assessment data, promoting family engagement, and Reading Success Plans.

26. LETRS-MAKE UP ONLY Volume 2 Unit 7

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

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

Dates: 3/26/2024

This session is designed for participants who missed all regularly schedule Face-to-Face Units from Volume 2. If you were unable to attend your assigned cohort and were unable to attend any other cohort for the Unit scheduled throughout our region, please sign up for the following Unit needed. All of these Units will take place at the ARC from 9-3, with a 30-minute lunch break.

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

All components are required, and participants must attend all four face-to-face trainings in person. Units include: The Mighty Word: Oral Language and Vocabulary; Digging for Meaning: Understanding Reading Comprehension; Text-Driven Comprehension Instruction; and The Reading-Writing Connection. 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.

27. Math Roundtable for K-12 (for math leaders: Principals, Coaches, Interventionists, or Teachers)

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

Location: B116, Assessment Resource Center, 2800 Maguire Blvd, Columbia MO 65211 (Columbia, MO)

Dates: 4/3/2024

This session is designed for the math leaders in your building, whether that be a Principal, Coach, Interventionist, or Teacher. We are planning to offer multiple Round Table sessions throughout the year. While the subjects discussed will vary from session to session, the overall intent is to offer a collaborative atmosphere where it is less about "presenters” and "participants”, and more about whole-group discussions.

In these sessions we will:

**Provide an update on the various DESE Resources available to your school/district.

**Provide an opportunity for participants to network with leaders from other districts in the Central Region.

**Discuss effective teaching practices/strategies.

**Discuss activity/technology ideas and how they can be implemented in the classroom.

28. Science of Reading: An Overview for Administrators

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

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

Dates: 4/4/2024

Closed
This 1-day session is designed to support administrators/coaches that have teachers enrolled in the MO Read, Lead, Exceed Initiative. Participants will be provided with an overview of the learning that is occurring during the LETRS trainings as well as ways to support teachers' implementation of the learning. At the conclusion of the session, an observation walkthrough tool will be shared. The session will run from 9:00 am-3pm, with an hour to go and get lunch.

29. Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

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

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

Dates: 4/8/2024

Did you know that Heart of Missouri RPDC can provide professional development for your staff at no cost to your district? Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff and other caring adults how to help youth who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge or is in crisis. At the end of this 6.5 hour training participants will be a certified Youth Mental Health First Aider.

Registration will close 10 days prior to training. Please register by March 25, 2024.

30. Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

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

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

Dates: 4/17/2024

Did you know that Heart of Missouri RPDC can provide professional development for your staff at no cost to your district? Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff and other caring adults how to help youth who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge or is in crisis. At the end of this 6.5 hour training participants will be a certified Youth Mental Health First Aider.

Registration will close 10 days prior to the training. Please register by April 5, 2024.

31. Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

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

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

Dates: 4/18/2024

Did you know that Heart of Missouri RPDC can provide professional development for your staff at no cost to your district? Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff and other caring adults how to help youth who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge or is in crisis. At the end of this 6.5 hour training participants will be a certified Youth Mental Health First Aider.

Registration closes 10 days prior to training. Please register by April 8, 2024.

32. LETRS-MAKE UP ONLY Volume 1 Unit 4

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

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

Dates: 5/14/2024

This session is designed for participants who missed all regularly schedule Face-to-Face Units from Volume 1. If you were unable to attend your assigned cohort and were unable to attend any other cohort for the Unit scheduled throughout our region, please sign up for the following Unit needed. All of these Units will take place at the ARC from 9-3, with a 30-minute lunch break.

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. 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.

33. LETRS-MAKE UP ONLY Volume 2 Unit 8

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

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

Dates: 5/15/2024

This session is designed for participants who missed all regularly schedule Face-to-Face Units from Volume 2. If you were unable to attend your assigned cohort and were unable to attend any other cohort for the Unit scheduled throughout our region, please sign up for the following Unit needed. All of these Units will take place at the ARC from 9-3, with a 30-minute lunch break.

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

All components are required, and participants must attend all four face-to-face trainings in person. Units include: The Mighty Word: Oral Language and Vocabulary; Digging for Meaning: Understanding Reading Comprehension; Text-Driven Comprehension Instruction; and The Reading-Writing Connection. 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.

34. Learning Blade: STEM/CS/CTE Career Awareness Resources -Heart of MO RPDC

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

Location: University of Missouri, Townsend Hall, 2nd Floor Reflector (Columbia, MO)

Dates: 6/3/2024

New

Join us for an enriching learning experience at our Regional Learning Blade Professional Development sessions across Missouri. In these sessions, you will learn how Learning Blade supports STEM, computer science, and CTE, and how our program can be implemented in a variety of classroom settings!

What is Learning Blade?

An online system that allows ANY teacher to provide Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), Computer Science (CS) and Career and Technical Education (CTE).

Aligned to MO 5th-9th grade math, science, ELA, social studies, and technology standards.

Builds skills, awareness and interest in STEM, CS, and CTE careers and technologies

STEM-Hands-on projects: Interdisciplinary lessons Design: thinking exercices: 3D printing projects and models

CS-20+ hours coding course: career exploration: Online and offline engagement of CS principles

CTE-Exploration of 100+ careers with interactive lessons: Career videos

In addition, these sessions will cover:

Best practices for integrating interdisciplinary curriculum.

How to implement support to educators and the whole school building.

How to train other building instructors to work with Learning Blade.

*In strategic partnership with eDynamic Learning. Fully funded by Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.*

35. Teaching the Principles of Civics and Patriotism Workshop-ELEMENTARY TEACHERS ONLY

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

Location: University of Missouri, Townsend Hall, 2nd Floor Reflector (Columbia, MO)

Dates: 6/5/2024

New

Training on the new Civics and Patriotism framework that will be released by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) for the 2024-25 school year.

During this three- hour workshop, participants will:

Learn about the new framework.

Interact with Missouri teachers who developed the lessons.

Discover strategies to integrate content into existing curricula.

Collaborate with fellow teachers.

Receive a $150 stipend for attending. (The Heart of MO-RPDC registration cap and eligibility of stipend payment to teacher (s) and district payment will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis).

Be eligible for their district to receive $1000 to purchase resources that support Civics and Patriotism instruction.

LESSON TOPICS INCLUDE...

Character Traits of Famous Missourians; Ellis Island; Whiskey Rebellion; Electoral College; Trail of Tears; Miracle on Ice; Veterans Day; Patriot Day; Being an Active Citizen; Purpose of the Bill of Rights; Presidential Bravery; Twelve Tables....AND MORE!

36. Teaching the Principles of Civics and Patriotism Workshop-MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS ONLY

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

Location: University of Missouri, Townsend Hall, 2nd Floor Reflector (Columbia, MO)

Dates: 6/5/2024

New

Training on the new Civics and Patriotism framework that will be released by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) for the 2024-25 school year.

During this three- hour workshop, participants will:

Learn about the new framework.

Interact with Missouri teachers who developed the lessons.

Discover strategies to integrate content into existing curricula.

Collaborate with fellow teachers.

Receive a $150 stipend for attending.(The Heart of MO-RPDC registration cap and eligibility of stipend payment to teacher (s) and district payment will be determined on a first-come, first served basis).

Be eligible for their district to receive $1000 to purchase resources that support Civics and Patriotism instruction.

LESSON TOPICS INCLUDE...

Character Traits of Famous Missourians; Ellis Island; Whiskey Rebellion; Electoral College; Trail of Tears; Miracle on Ice; Veterans Day; Patriot Day; Being an Active Citizen; Purpose of the Bill of Rights; Presidential Bravery; Twelve Tables....AND MORE!