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1. ELA EOC - Blended Writing

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5 Barton Farms, NCMC (Trenton, MO)

Audience: 7-12 teachers, curriculum directors, administrators, special ed. teachers

Dates: 2/20/2018

Starting Today
The ELA EOC writing prompts for the 2017-2018 school year will ask students to use source-based blended writing per the Missouri Learning Standards/Expectations. The focus of this session will be to move student writing away from genre specific to blended writing, a combination of genres-narrative, expository and argumentative per the state writing scoring guide for the EOC.

In addition, we will look at how to incorporate at least two research based sources into the writing and share DESE ELA updates.

2. Developing Grade 4 Writers - Practice Makes Permanent!

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: 4th grade teachers, curriculum directors, administrators, special ed. teachers

Dates: 2/23/2018

Starting Soon
Session 2 of Grade 4 Writing

In this session participants will focus on writing lessons, scoring student writing and creating opportunities for students and teachers to become more confident in growing the 4th grade writer! Strategies experienced in this workshop will move students deeper into the components of text based writing. Participants will explore ways to develop the heart and craft of writing as they engage in hands-on writing tasks to ‘read like a writer’ and ‘write like a reader’.

Lunch provided.

Session 2 is also being offered on Feb. 28

3. Professional Learning for Quality Health & Physical Education

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: PK-12 health and physical education teachers

Dates: 2/26/2018

Starting Soon
Sponsored by DESE, the Regional Professional Development Centers, the Missouri Dept of Health & Senior Services, and the MO Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

This one-day professional learning opportunity will benefit physical and health educators, as well as, all school health personnel. The Quality Health and Physical Education training will be multi-faceted, with time given to:
* Updates relating to Legislative issues and initiatives, including ESSA
* 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 and physical education, with emphasis on the implementation of the MOAHPERD Grade Level Outcomes for Physical Education and the plan for the development of the MOAHPERD Grade Level Outcomes for Health Education.
* The Presidential Youth Fitness Program (PYFP) http://www.pyfp.org This is the national fitness education and assessment program helping schools achieve excellence in physical education and empowering students to be fit for life.
* Implementation of the WSCC model and the CSPAP model (Coordinated School Physical Activity Program).
* Standards-based student assessments for achievement and growth measures
* Construction of rubrics for use in student assessments
* The role of the teaching/learning environment and school climate on the feeling of support and engagement for individual personal emotional and social behaviors.

DRESS TO BE MINIMALLY ACTIVE AND PLAN TO BE ENGAGED AND ENERGIZED!
Participants are expected to bring a laptop, iPad, reader, tablet and/or smart phone to access materials and resources.
RESOURCE MATERIALS WILL BE PROVIDED TO EACH PARTICIPANT

Scholarships available to cover the full registration fee for the first 35 to register.

4. SCIENCE 101 Part 2: How to Prepare Teachers & Students for Success with our Science MLEs

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5 Cameron City Hall (Cameron, MO)

Audience: K-12 Educators and Adminstrators

Dates: 2/27/2018

Now that you know the structure of the new Science Missouri Learning Expectations, how do you prepare your lessons for student success? Learn how to revise and align your current units of study to the new Science MLEs. We will:

* Explore the Science Item Specifications
* View their relationship to the new state assessment
* Incorporate the Eight Essential Elements of Project Based Learning (PBL) into lessons

Science 101 Part 1, Understanding Our New Science MLEs will be offered on October 17 and January 11. You must register for it seperatley.

This session, Part 2, is a repeat of November 13.


Lunch will be provided

5. Developing Grade 4 Writers - Practice Makes Permanent!

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5 Missouri Western State University (St. Joseph, MO)

Audience: 4th grade teachers, curriculum directors, administrators, special ed. teachers

Dates: 2/28/2018

Session 2 of Grade 4 Writing

In this session participants will focus on writing lessons, scoring student writing and creating opportunities for students and teachers to become more confident in growing the 4th grade writer! Strategies experienced in this workshop will move students deeper into the components of text based writing. The participants will explore ways to develop the heart and craft of writing as they engage in hands-on writing tasks to ‘read like a writer’ and ‘write like a reader’.

Lunch provided.

Session 2 is also being offered on Feb. 23

6. MLDS Developing Level Session 1

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5 Hillyard Technical School (St. Joseph, MO)

Audience: Principals and Assistant Principals with 3+ years experience

Dates: 2/28/2018

The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is ready to roll out its Developing Level professional development learning experiences for building leaders in years 3-10 of their administrative careers. To provide leaders in this group a sampling of the learning experiences associated with this work and to gain an overall perspective for the MLDS, there will be three half-day sessions to share the format and learning treatments of the Developing Level group. Participants may attend any or all of the sessions. Please sign up for EACH session you plan to attend. The sessions are being offered at no charge.

Session 1 Feb. 28 or Mar. 13
Managing Organizational Energy for Change
The energy for change tends to be plentiful in the early stages, but often fades before the objectives are reached. Savvy leaders recognize this and are able to move their organizations to sustained improvement and success.

Elements of Teaching Quality
As school administrators work to elevate the capacity of their staff members, understanding what comprises effective teachers and teaching becomes essential if schools are to move toward better student outcomes.

Session 2 Mar. 27 or Mar. 29
- Understanding Change Curves and Implementation Dips
- Foundations of Interpersonal Communication

Session 3 Apr. 24 or Apr. 26
- The Anatomy of a Habit
- Organized Abandonment

7. Reaching and Teaching Students with Dyslexia Level I

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: Classroom, Reading, Special Education Teachers

Dates: 3/2/2018

Closed
Is your student showing signs of dyslexia? What are those signs? What are things we can do to address the needs of these struggling readers? This workshop will take a closer look into understanding, reaching, and teaching, students with reading difficulties that might be signs of dyslexia. The challenges of dyslexia may seem daunting. But there is good news. Early identification of dyslexia helps a student receive the assistance and resources they need to be successful. Introductory time will be spent understanding signs of dyslexia but most of the instructional time in this training will be hands-on strategy development of effective instruction for students who show common characteristics of dyslexia. If you were wanting strategy instruction to put into place immediately – this workshop is for you whether you teach in a general education classroom, Title Reading or special education!

Much of the information in this training will be a repeat of information provided in the dyslexia training by Northwest RPDC in January, 2017. Although, current DESE updates on Dyslexia will be included in this event.

Lunch included.

Part II will be offered on March 19. You must register for it separately.

8. Expanding Your Speech Therapy Techniques for Middle School and High School

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: 7-12 teachers, curriculum directors, administrators, special ed. teachers

Dates: 3/13/2018

Have you ever felt frustrated about how to provide therapy for Middle and High Schoolers? This training will provide methods and techniques to use with older students. Specific topics will include:
* Aligning to curriculum
* Vocabulary, vocabulary, vocabulary
* Language therapy to support written expression
* Language therapy to support reading comprehension
* Executive skills: What are they and how does it involve language
* Social language groups: Making them Work

Lunch provided.

9. MLDS Developing Level Session 1

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5- Barton Farms, NCMC (Trenton, MO)

Audience: Principals and Assistant Principals with 3+ years experience

Dates: 3/13/2018

The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is ready to roll out its Developing Level professional development learning experiences for building leaders in years 3-10 of their administrative careers. To provide leaders in this group a sampling of the learning experiences associated with this work and to gain an overall perspective for the MLDS, there will be three half-day sessions to share the format and learning treatments of the Developing Level group. Participants may attend any or all of the sessions. Please sign up for EACH session you plan to attend. The sessions are being offered at no charge.

Session 1 Feb. 28 or Mar. 13
Managing Organizational Energy for Change
The energy for change tends to be plentiful in the early stages, but often fades before the objectives are reached. Savvy leaders recognize this and are able to move their organizations to sustained improvement and success.

Elements of Teaching Quality
As school administrators work to elevate the capacity of their staff members, understanding what comprises effective teachers and teaching becomes essential if schools are to move toward better student outcomes.

Session 2 Mar. 27 or Mar. 29
- Understanding Change Curves and Implementation Dips
- Foundations of Interpersonal Communication

Session 3 Apr. 24 or Apr. 26
- The Anatomy of a Habit
- Organized Abandonment

10. Dyslexia: Screening and Planning for Academic Growth

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5 Barton Farms, NCMC (Trenton, MO)

Audience: Classroom, Title Reading, Special Education Teachers

Dates: 3/15/2018

New
Missouri educators will be asked to screen all students Grades K-3 for characteristics of Dyslexia at the beginning of the 2018-19 school year. This day will be spent in understanding screening measures for Dyslexia and setting up a plan of action to address the struggling reader. Time will be spent addressing how to identify, plan and implement a course of action starting from what resources are currently with the district. Participants will also walk away with an understanding of what might be needed to address future growth and success for teachers and students struggling with reading difficulties.

This session will prepare schools to put into place the components needed to address legislation on dyslexia for the 2017-18 school year.

Lunch included.

11. Secondary Social Studies: What's Happening

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: 6-12 social studies teachers, administrators, & test coordinators

Dates: 3/16/2018

This session is for 6-12 grade levels

Dixie Grupe, Social Studies Content DESE Director, will focus on current issues in Missouri Social Studies teaching and learning.

*What is happening with quality Social Studies learning in Missouri classrooms
*What is happening with formative and summative Social Studies assessment
*Examine the concept of anchor experiences to teach and assess the new MLEs

12. Reaching and Teaching Students with Dyslexia Level II

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: Classroom, Reading, Special Education Teachers

Dates: 3/19/2018

Closed
This session will provide a closer look into understanding, reaching and teaching students with reading difficulties that might be signs of dyslexia. Most of the instructional time in this training will be hands-on strategy development of effective instruction for students who show common characteristics of dyslexia. If you are wanting strategy instruction to put into place immediately - this workshop is for you whether you teach in a general education classroom, reading, Title Reading or special education.

Participants who attend this training must already have attended a Level I training for students with dyslexia during this school year or Northwest RPDC January, 2017.

Lunch included.

13. Professional Learning Leaders Training & Work Sessions

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5 Missouri Western State University (St. Joseph, MO)

Audience: Professional Development Committee Members & Administrators

Dates: 3/19/2018

The objectives of these sessions are to:
* Support PDC teams and administrators in leading professional learning processes
* Review best practices in professional learning that impact student growth
*Reflect on current district professional development and to plan future district PD focused on student needs

Dates:
January 19

* Roles and Responsibilities of PDC and Building Leaders in New Teacher Induction, Mentoring, and Professional Learning
* New Beginning Teacher Assistance Guidelines
* Revised Mentor Standards

March 19
* Examining School Improvement Processes for Student Success
* Professional Development Planning for 20

Fee: $50 per person per session;lunch provided. You must register for each session seperately.

14. Reaching and Teaching Students with Dyslexia Level II

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: Classroom, Reading, Special Education Teachers

Dates: 3/20/2018

This session will provide a closer look into understanding, reaching and teaching students with reading difficulties that might be signs of dyslexia. Most of the instructional time in this training will be hands-on strategy development of effective instruction for students who show common characteristics of dyslexia. If you are wanting strategy instruction to put into place immediately - this workshop is for you whether you teach in a general education classroom, reading, Title Reading or special education.

Participants who attend this training must already have attended a Level I training for students with dyslexia during this school year or Northwest RPDC January, 2017.

Lunch included.

15. SW-PBS Sustainability

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5. Department of Conservation, MWSU (St. Joseph, MO)

Audience: SW-PBS Team Members

Dates: 3/20/2018

**CLOSED REGISTRATION - BY INVITATION ONLY
Karen Westhoff, will be sharing sensory integration strategies. As a School Improvement Consultant she provides expertise on various topics such as SW-PBS, Classroom Management, Student Organizational Skills, Social Skills, Improving School Climate, the De-Escalation Cycle and Sensory Integration.

This session is for SW-PBS school coaches, team leaders, team members, and administrators of schools actively implementing School-Wide Positive Behavior Support.

Lunch will be provided.

16. MLDS Developing Level Session 2

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5 Hillyard Technical School (St. Joseph, MO)

Audience: Principals and Assistant Principals with 3+ years experience

Dates: 3/27/2018

The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is ready to roll out its Developing Level professional development learning experiences for building leaders in years 3-10 of their administrative careers. To provide leaders in this group a sampling of the learning experiences associated with this work and to gain an overall perspective for the MLDS, there will be three half-day sessions to share the format and learning treatments of the Developing Level group. Participants may attend any or all of the sessions.Please sign up for EACH session you plan to attend. The sessions are being offered at no charge.

Session 1 Feb. 28 or Mar. 13
- Managing Organizational Energy for Change
- Elements of Teaching Quality

Session 2 Mar. 27 or Mar. 29
Understanding Change Curves and Implementation Dips
Leaders who understand change curves know how to move their organizations past the fear of change and the lack of technical know-how or skills that can hinder efforts to improve.

Foundations of Interpersonal Communication
While public speaking and presentation skills are important, one-on-one communication remains the workhorse of information flow in any organization. Leaders who excel at this crucial skill can benefit the students and adults they serve.

Session 3 Apr. 24 or Apr. 26
- The Anatomy of a Habit
- Organized Abandonment

17. Special Education Compliance Cyclical Monitoring - Cohort 2 - Self Assessment Year

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5 Missouri Western State University (St. Joseph, MO)

Audience: Administrators & Special Ed Directors

Dates: 3/27/2018

Please join us in a workshop designed to help Special Education Directors prepare their districts for the review process that is required for Special Education Compliance Cyclical Monitoring – Cohort 2 - 2018-19 Self Assessment Year. Topics covered in this workshop include an overview of the entire cohort process comprised of the file review components, changes in the IMAC system, and year two and three of the cohort process. In addition, we will discuss lessons learned from the past cohorts, go through the file review checklist and timelines, and look at the components necessary for a successful district review.

Feel free to bring a current file you are working on in order to discuss Special Education processes for your district.

This session is also offered on April 3 in Chillicothe

18. Reaching and Teaching Students with Dyslexia Level I

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5 Barton Farms, NCMC (Trenton, MO)

Audience: Classroom, Reading, Special Education Teachers

Dates: 3/28/2018

Wait ListNew
Is your student showing signs of dyslexia? What are those signs? What are things we can do to address the needs of these struggling readers? This workshop will take a closer look into understanding, reaching, and teaching, students with reading difficulties that might be signs of dyslexia. The challenges of dyslexia may seem daunting. But there is good news. Early identification of dyslexia helps a student receive the assistance and resources they need to be successful. Introductory time will be spent understanding signs of dyslexia but most of the instructional time in this training will be hands-on strategy development of effective instruction for students who show common characteristics of dyslexia. If you were wanting strategy instruction to put into place immediately – this workshop is for you whether you teach in a general education classroom, Title Reading or special education!

Much of the information in this training will be a repeat of information provided in the dyslexia training by Northwest RPDC in January, 2017. Although, current DESE updates on Dyslexia will be included in this event.

Lunch included.

Part II will be offered on April 6. You must register for it separately.

19. MLDS Developing Level Session 2

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5 Barton Farms, NCMC (Trenton, MO)

Audience: PK-12 Administrators with 3-10 years of experience

Dates: 3/29/2018

The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is ready to roll out its Developing Level professional development learning experiences for building leaders in years 3-10 of their administrative careers. To provide leaders in this group a sampling of the learning experiences associated with this work and to gain an overall perspective for the MLDS, there will be three half-day sessions to share the format and learning treatments of the Developing Level group. Participants may attend any or all of the sessions. Please sign up for EACH session you plan to attend. The sessions are being offered at no charge.

Session 1 Feb. 28 or Mar. 13
- Managing Organizational Energy for Change
- Elements of Teaching Quality

Session 2 Mar. 27 or Mar. 29
Understanding Change Curves and Implementation Dips
Leaders who understand change curves know how to move their organizations past the fear of change and the lack of technical know-how or skills that can hinder efforts to improve.

Foundations of Interpersonal Communication
While public speaking and presentation skills are important, one-on-one communication remains the workhorse of information flow in any organization. Leaders who excel at this crucial skill can benefit the students and adults they serve.

Session 3 Apr. 24 or Apr. 26
- The Anatomy of a Habit
- Organized Abandonment

20. Special Education Compliance Cyclical Monitoring - Cohort 2 - Self Assessment Year

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5 Chillicothe School District (Chillicothe, MO) [map]

Audience: Administrators & Special Ed Directors

Dates: 4/3/2018

New
Please join us in a workshop designed to help Special Education Directors prepare their districts for the review process that is required for Special Education Compliance Cyclical Monitoring – Cohort 2 - 2018-19 Self Assessment Year. Topics covered in this workshop include an overview of the entire cohort process comprised of the file review components, changes in the IMAC system, and year two and three of the cohort process. In addition, we will discuss lessons learned from the past cohorts, go through the file review checklist and timelines, and look at the components necessary for a successful district review.

Feel free to bring a current file you are working on in order to discuss Special Education processes for your district.

This session is also offered on Marh 27 in St. Joseph

21. Reaching and Teaching Students with Dyslexia Level II

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5 Barton Farms, NCMC (Trenton, MO)

Audience: Classroom, Reading, Special Education Teachers

Dates: 4/6/2018

New
This session will provide a closer look into understanding, reaching and teaching students with reading difficulties that might be signs of dyslexia. Most of the instructional time in this training will be hands-on strategy development of effective instruction for students who show common characteristics of dyslexia. If you are wanting strategy instruction to put into place immediately - this workshop is for you whether you teach in a general education classroom, reading, Title Reading or special education.

Participants who attend this training must already have attended a Level I training for students with dyslexia during this school year or Northwest RPDC January, 2017.

Lunch included.

22. MEES: The Principal’s Role in Supporting New Teacher Development

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5. Missouri Department of Conservation-Northwest Regional Office (St. Joseph, MO)

Audience: K-12 Administrators

Dates: 4/6/2018

Are you a first or second year principal wanting to learn how to effectively use the tools and protocols found within Missouri’s Educator Evaluation System (MEES)? Are you a more experienced school leader simply wanting to deepen your understanding of the system? Either way, these trainings will support any school leader in their clear understanding of MEES.

Planning and Facilitating a Meaningful Summative Conference: January 22
* How to Use Student Learning Objectives to Benefit the Entire School
* Preparing for a Meaningful Summative Evaluation Process

Principal’s Role in Supporting New Teacher Development: April 6
* Understanding Missouri Requirements for Supporting New Teacher Development
* Designing Support Systems for the Year 1 and 2 New Teacher

YOU MUST REGISTER FOR EACH SESSION INDIVIDUALLY

Lunch not provided

23. The Artisan Teacher with Mike Rutherford

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: PK-12 Administrators and Teachers

Dates: 4/13/2018

Great Northwest Leadership Series: Supporting and Developing Effective Teaching

As classroom observers, do we know what we see, or do we see what we know?

There is compelling evidence that our language (what we call something) strongly impacts our thinking (what we notice). The language we choose and use to describe an episode of excellent instruction, not only helps us organize our thinking, it determines what we are able to recognize, and then develop, in our staff.

Join Mike Rutherford, author of The Artisan Teacher: A Field Guide to Skillful Teaching, for a day of learning how to use Artisan Teacher themes, such as Personal Relevance, Mental Models, Performance Feedback, and Complementary Elements to see, understand, and support skillful teaching.

Early registration fee of $245 per person if register by March 1. Registration fee is $275 after March 1.
Fee includes lunch and Artisan Teacher book.

24. Teaming With Your Speech Language Pathologist

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: 7-12 teachers, curriculum directors, administrators, special ed. teachers

Dates: 4/19/2018

A Guided Process for SLP Supervisors and Speech Implementers to Collaborate

This training is a wonderful opportunity for Speech implementers and their supervision Speech-Language Pathologist to collaborate. Time will be provided for SLPs and implementers to create an action plan to implement newly learned strategies, as well as review current strategies used. Specific topics will include:
* Compliance standards
* Scope of practice
* Align your IEP: Writing goals that make sense
* Data collection and progress reporting
* Methods to communicate and supervise

Lunch provided.

25. Transition Assessment Using Missouri Connections

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: Teachers, process coordinators, counselors and administrators working with students with special education needs soon to reach the age of 16

Dates: 4/20/2018

Missouri requires that formal/informal transition assessments be based on the student's needs, preferences, and interests.

This training will provide an opportunity for educators to create and review current transition practices in their schools. Time will be spent exploring various tools and methods to gather needed information for students to determine student’s interests, aptitudes, and capabilities for future education, employment, and community living.

Participants will be given the opportunity to explore Missouri Connections, a free service available to all students and educators in Missouri. You will be able to directly experience how to review a student's profile, as well as access resources that can be used for both instruction and transition planning with this service.

Lunch provided

This training is also offered on April 27 in Maryville

26. MLDS Developing Level Session 3

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5 Hillyard Technical School (St. Joseph, MO)

Audience: Principals and Assistant Principals with 3+ years experience

Dates: 4/24/2018

The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is ready to roll out its Developing Level professional development learning experiences for building leaders in years 3-10 of their administrative careers. To provide leaders in this group a sampling of the learning experiences associated with this work and to gain an overall perspective for the MLDS, there will be three half-day sessions to share the format and learning treatments of the Developing Level group. Participants may attend any or all of the sessions. Please sign up for EACH session you plan to attend. The sessions are being offered at no charge.

Session 1 Feb. 28 or Mar. 13
- Managing Organizational Energy for Change
- Elements of Teaching Quality

Session 2 Mar. 27 or Mar. 29
- Understanding Change Curves and Implementation Dips
- Foundations of Interpersonal Communication

Session 3 Apr. 24 or Apr. 26
The Anatomy of a Habit
This session presents a model for understanding how to successfully build and maintain habits to produce positive, sustainable improvement.

Organized Abandonment
Educational practice often adds new expectations, new tasks and new priorities without first determining what will be eliminated to free the resources to support them. Effective school leaders proactively determine how to make available the resources necessary for future growth and improvement.

27. MLDS Developing Level Session 3

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5 Barton Farms, NCMC (Trenton, MO)

Audience: Principals and Assistant Principals with 3+ years experience

Dates: 4/26/2018

The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is ready to roll out its Developing Level professional development learning experiences for building leaders in years 3-10 of their administrative careers. To provide leaders in this group a sampling of the learning experiences associated with this work and to gain an overall perspective for the MLDS, there will be three half-day sessions to share the format and learning treatments of the Developing Level group. Participants may attend any or all of the sessions. Please sign up for EACH session you plan to attend. The sessions are being offered at no charge.

Session 1 Feb. 28 or Mar. 13
- Managing Organizational Energy for Change
- Elements of Teaching Quality

Session 2 Mar. 27 or Mar. 29
- Understanding Change Curves and Implementation Dips
- Foundations of Interpersonal Communication

Session 3 Apr. 24 or Apr. 26
The Anatomy of a Habit
This session presents a model for understanding how to successfully build and maintain habits to produce positive, sustainable improvement.

Organized Abandonment
Educational practice often adds new expectations, new tasks and new priorities without first determining what will be eliminated to free the resources to support them. Effective school leaders proactively determine how to make available the resources necessary for future growth and improvement.

28. Transition Assessment Using Missouri Connections

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5 Northwest Technical School (Maryville, MO) [map]

Audience: Teachers, process coordinators, counselors and administrators working with students with special education needs soon to reach the age of 16

Dates: 4/27/2018

Missouri requires that formal/informal transition assessments be based on the student's needs, preferences, and interests.

This training will provide an opportunity for educators to create and review current transition practices in their schools. Time will be spent exploring various tools and methods to gather needed information for students to determine student’s interests, aptitudes, and capabilities for future education, employment, and community living.

Participants will be given the opportunity to explore Missouri Connections, a free service available to all students and educators in Missouri. You will be able to directly experience how to review a student's profile, as well as access resources that can be used for both instruction and transition planning with this service.

Lunch provided

This training is also offered on April 20 in Trenton.

Conference

29. Summer Leadership Conference 2018

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Dates: 6/1/2018

NWRPDC is pleased to host its second “Great Northwest” Leadership Conference. Our keynote speaker for the morning will be Dr. Todd Whitaker presenting Rewiring and Recharging Your School Culture. One of the nation’s leading authorities on staff motivation, teacher leadership, and principal effectiveness, Todd has written over 40 books including the national best seller, What Great Teachers Do Differently.

The afternoon will feature multiple breakout sessions highlighting current education topics and best practices in our region and throughout Missouri.

Breakout Sessions:
*DESE Assessment Updates
*Dyslexia Screening & Planning
*Foundations of Problem/Project Based Learning
*Deconstructing MO Learning Standards
*The Overall Health of Students
*Diffusing Disruptive Behavior in the Classroom
*Special Education Compliance
*A Leader’s Legal Guide to SY 18-19
*Reaching & Teaching Students with Dyslexia
*Changing Culture in Middle School Through PBS
*Check & Connect...The Journey
*Assistive Technology
*De-escalating Strategies
*How Do I Gain Initial Certification to be a Principal in the State of Missouri?

Target Audience: K-12 Administrators, Teachers, PDC Teams

Lunch included

30. The Arts are the Solution: Arts Integration Across All Subject Areas

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-5 educators & administrators

Dates: 6/6/2018

New
This workshop will focus on Arts Integration Across All Subject Areas as A Way to Increase Student Understanding and Engagement.

The morning will consist of small group activities learning how the various approaches to integration work. The afternoon will be spent collaborating on developing plans for art integrated units, lesson plans and assessments.

Participants will come away with;
* an increased individual level of integrating arts in their teaching
* and using arts integration to capture the engagement and enthusiasm of your students

Presented by Tom Tobias, Arts Education Director, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

It would be great to bring a school or grade-level team.
Lunch on your own.
Optional 1 hour of graduate credit available if you attend two one-day trainings.

31. Crack the Code of Critical Thinking

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: TBD (Springfield, MO)

Audience: PK-12 teachers and building administrators

Dates: 6/11/2018 to 6/12/2018

Participants will gain strategies to encourage critical thinking in their classrooms. Learn the many combinations of strategies to unlocking the skill of critical thinking in your students. Areas that will be addressed are:
* characteristics of an environment that is optimal for learning
* questioning techniques during instruction that prompt students to think critically
* student manipulation of content information through the use of strategies that lead to thinking critically
* lessons that will put critical thinking strategies into action

Lunch on your own
Optional 1 hour of graduate credit available.
This workshop supports Missouri Teacher Standard: 4.1

32. Pathways to Reading Year 2

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5 Maryville Eugene Field Elementary (Maryville, MO)

Audience: Teachers with PTR training and experience

Dates: 6/11/2018 to 6/13/2018

New
Pathways to Reading Year 2 is designed as a practicum with students. It can be provided anytime after year one training has been received. The instructor models with different ages of students in small group instructional settings. Practicum provides opportunities for teachers to administer and analyze assessments, teach the PTR instructional strategies to students, practice note taking, responding to student errors and pacing of instruction. Teachers receive modeling, guidance and feedback from the PTR consultant. Teachers further refine their integration of PTR instruction into their reading curriculum and various instructional settings. This is an excellent training to develop a core of in-district teacher training support. (PTR in-district trainer, Instructional Coaches, 'Go-to teacher' classrooms, etc.)

Need to bring: PTR manual and basic PTR material including decodable books.

Lunch is not provided.
Optional one hour summer graduate credit is available.

This workshop supports Missouri Teacher Standards: 1.1, 1.2

33. Integrating Social Studies in the K-5 classroom

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-5 educators & administrators

Dates: 7/16/2018

This session is for K-5 grade levels

This workshop will focus on the challenges and opportunities in teaching elementary social studies in Missouri. Rooting elementary social studies learning in reading, writing, speaking and listening, and teaching towards a critical thinking skill creates great opportunities for innovation in instruction and far deeper learning for our students. Participants will examine available, quality elementary Social Studies resources and practice Social Studies lesson creation.

It would be great to bring a school or grade-level team.

Lunch provided
Optional 1 hour of graduate credit available if you attend two one-day trainings.

34. Pathways to Reading Year 1

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Dates: 7/18/2018 to 7/24/2018

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Pathways to Reading is a program designed to assist the teacher to understand phonemic awareness and phonics and their relationship to the development of reading and spelling preventively and remedially. This training is designed to assist the teacher to understand phonemic awareness and phonics and their relationship to the development of reading and spelling preventively and remedially. Participants will learn about recent research findings and conclusions. They will learn how to assess and teach phonemic awareness and phonics and integrate the instruction with the other research based components of Fluency, Vocabulary and Comprehension. Participants learn how to differentiate and pace small group instruction as they provide tier one through tier three support in an RTI model.

Fee includes: 1 teacher manual set, 1 sample small group folder and membership to PTR resource library. Lunch on your own.
Teacher kits with manipulatives are not included in the training fee. They may be purchased from the PTR online store.

Optional two hours summer graduate credit is available.


This workshop supports Missouri Teacher Standards: 1.1, 1.2

35. Kagan Structures for Engagement and Achievement

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: PreK-12 grade educators, administrators

Dates: 7/23/2018 to 7/27/2018

Create full student engagement with Kagan Structures—simple yet powerful cooperative learning instructional strategies. Supported by a large body of scientific research, and proven effective in countless classrooms, schools, and districts, this revolutionary way to teach is transforming teaching and learning. Come experience the power of Kagan Structures. See how easy it is use teamwork and pairs to create a greater level of engagement than you imagined possible, even for your reluctant learners. We're not talking about group work. We're talking the real deal, and knowing the difference is the difference between engaging some and engaging all students. When we engage all students, they all learn more. They have fewer discipline problems. And because the structures are so cooperative and interactive, they work wonders for students' social skill development. Come learn easy ways to use Kagan Structures as a part of every lesson, creating greater engagement, deeper understanding of the content, improved retention, and greater liking for class and content. Kagan will give you the Seven Keys to unlock the door to successful cooperative learning. If you want more fun in teaching, highly engaged students who love your classroom, and elevated test scores, this workshop is for you!

If there are 3 teachers from a district attending, the principal from that district may attend free.

Lunch is on your own; light snack provided. Optional two hours graduate credit available.

Hotel/Housing information in Maryville, MO:

Red Roof Inn - 660-562-2002

Holiday Inn Express - 660-562-9949

Boulders Inn & Suites - 660-224-2222
Northwest MO State University Campus - contact NWRPDC for more information

Optional Special Discount Package of Kagan materials available! Additional $149. Contact the RPDC at 800-663-3348 for more information or to order.