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1. Leadership Academy - Northwest RPDC

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: Varies (Varies, MO)

Audience: Building Leaders in year 3 and beyond

Dates: 8/28/2018 to 5/24/2019

Leadership Academy is part of the Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS). This year-long experience develops effective leaders who:
*Demonstrate their roles as lead learners
*Develop and cultivate positive, productive professional relationships
*Develop skills to effectively develop teachers
*Create and sustain a culture of continuous improvement

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

The program includes includes:
* 4 state meetings held in Columbia: Kickoff (June 13-15, 2018), Winter Meeting (Jan 9-11, 2019) and Graduation (June 13-15, 2019)
* Outdoor Leadership Experience (Oct. 3-6, 2018) is held at Camp Lakewood, Potosi
* 5 regional cohort meetings
* Legislative visit

You must register here for Regional Meetings AND on the Leadership Academy Site for the State Meetings.


Fee includes program registration regional meetings. Transportation and lodging to state meetings is not included. An additional $300 fee will be paid to YMCA of the Ozarks for OLE.

2. Northwest Teacher Academy 2018-2019

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-12 educators

Dates: 8/31/2018 to 4/29/2019

MUST COMPLETE TEACHER ACADEMY APPLICATION & BE ACCEPTED BEFORE ENROLLING

The focus of Teacher Academy is centered on student engagement, instructional strategies, and reflection on practices that align with the Missouri State Teacher Standards. It is designed to provide participants with an intellectually stimulating opportunity to learn new teaching strategies and collaborate with other highly committed teachers in the region. Participation includes monthly regional meetings August to May and two Statewide meetings in September and January.

Regional Meetings
August 31
October 29
December 7
February 25
March 25
April 29

Statewide Meetings at Lodge of the Four Seasons (You must register separately)
September 18
January 30


Lunch included.
Optional two hours of graduate credit is available.

3. Establishing Professional Learning Communities

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: PLC Teams & Administrators

Dates: 9/10/2018 to 3/12/2019

**CLOSED REGISTRATION - BY INVITATION ONLY**
Research indicates in Professional Learning Communities effective collaboration focused on student learning is an essential component of highly successful schools. A first step in the process of becoming a professional learning community is commitment to student learning and working collaboratively to achieve common goals. This year long training opportunity is designed for leadership teams consisting of the principal and teacher leaders who will lead their school staff in effectively implementing the processes of professional learning communities as knowledge is built about the importance of establishing a culture of learning. Learning will focus on the big ideas of a professional learning community and the corollary questions with an emphasis on the first question "What do we want students to know and do?" Participants will be able to:
* Learn about the big ideas, corollary questions, and the processes of professional learning communities
* Gain knowledge of how to effectively build a knowledge base of professional learning communities as well as train staff in their buildings on how to conduct effective team meetings, how to dialogue and discuss, and how to lead change in their respective districts
* Understand the importance of building a culture of learning in order to lead staff in creating a mission and vision and developing collective commitments
* Focus on identifying what students should know and do

Participant fees are contracted through the RPDC.
Lunch included.

4. SW-PBS Prep - Coaches Meetings

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: PBS Prep Coaches

Dates: 9/13/2018 to 3/26/2019

**CLOSED REGISTRATION - BY INVITATION ONLY**
SW-PBS is a process for creating safer and more effective schools by structuring the learning environment to support the academic and social success of all students. The process supports the adoption and long-term implementation of efficient and effective discipline throughout the school environment. PBS methods are research-based and proven to significantly reduce the occurrence of problem behaviors in schools. The primary goals of SW-PBS are to prevent the development of inappropriate behavior, reduce ongoing patterns of problem behavior, and to increase the likelihood of improved academic performance of all students through teaching and learning time gained when the numbers of inappropriate behaviors are reduced. As staffs learn how to consistently embed the teaching and monitoring of appropriate social and behavior skills into the school day and curriculum, they also learn to anticipate how to structure school environments so that the appropriate skills will be utilized more often. It is important that schools actively communicate with families so that they understand and support the SW-PBS process. Families can also benefit from learning how to use similar strategies for teaching and supporting their children's appropriate social and behavior skills.

Lunch will be provided.
$50 per person per session ($200 total)

5. Biology Network: Learning & Growing Together for Success

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: 9-12 Science Teachers

Dates: 9/17/2018 to 4/24/2019

Marie Curie’s, “Now is the time to understand more, so we fear less” is the philosophy the Biology Network will embrace as we understand more about the new Science Missouri Learning Expectations (MLEs) and how they relate to instruction and the new Biology EOC assessment. Join us as we begin the process of taking each Unit of Study (Structure & Function, Heredity, Evolution, and Ecology) and:
> Unpack the MLEs (identifying the 3-D learning and what skills and knowledge students need to know)
> Determine the priority and supporting expectations
> Revise or create new assessment items to reflect alignment, rigor and structure of the upcoming EOC assessment
> Collaborate in the revision of lessons

Participants will leave the network with an understanding of our new Science Missouri Learning Expectations, how they relate to our new science assessment, and will have crafted new assessments reflecting the alignment, rigor and structure of the upcoming assessment items.

Lunch included.
Optional graduate credit is available

6. SW-PBS Tier 3 Level 1 - Coaches Meetings

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: SW-PBS Tier 3 Level 1Team Members

Dates: 9/17/2018 to 3/21/2019

**CLOSED REGISTRATION - BY INVITATION ONLY

Tier 3 training is designed for SW-PBS school teams that have demonstrated readiness to develop a Tier 3 system of individual support. School teams will build on the established schoolwide system to develop an efficient process to serve high-risk students. Training will focus on:
1)Purposes of a Tier 3 team
2)Establishing data decision rules for student identification
3)Conducting a Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA)
4)Using FBA data to develop and implement a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP)
5)Monitoring and evaluation student progress.

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

Lunch will be provided.
$50 per session

7. Early Childhood Network

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: PreK and Kindergarten Educators

Dates: 9/21/2018 to 4/5/2019

Pre-K & Kindergarten Teacher Collaborative Network

The Early Childhood Network is designed to assist the Pre-K and Kindergarten teacher in understanding the needs of the young child to be successful in the educational setting. Participants will learn about recent research findings in early childhood including Reggio Emilia and instructional strategies to develop and strengthen the skills identified in the Missouri Early Learning Goals. Each session will offer opportunities for sharing and discussion around topics of interest to the early childhood educator.

Participant Learning Experiences:
* Strategies & Activities to Build Young Writers
* Oral Language Literacy Connection
* Early Reading Skills
* Building Behavior Skills
* Exploring the Early Childhood Classroom

Lunch included.

8. SW-PBS Sustainability

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: SW-PBS Team Members

Dates: 9/24/2018 to 4/10/2019

**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.

9. SW-PBS Emerging Advanced - Coaches Meetings

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: SW-PBS Year 2 Emerging Team Members

Dates: 9/27/2018 to 3/28/2019

**CLOSED REGISTRATION - BY INVITATION ONLY
This series of four coaches meetings is designed for schools continuing implementation with students at the Tier 1 level. Content will emphasize effective classroom practices, using data for quality decision making and sustainability of the process. All aspects of the 7 components will be reviewed and analyzed as it is implemented in the school as we consider the steps of scaling up to Tier 2 interventions.
SW-PBS school coaches, team leaders, team members, and administrators of schools actively implementing School-wide Positive Behavior Support at the Tier 1 level are encouraged to attend. It is encouraged you bring a coach, team members and administrator to the meeting.

Lunch will be provided.
$50 per person per session ($200 total)

10. Special Education Teacher Network

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: Varies (Varies, MO)

Audience: ECSE & K-12 SPED teachers or directors

Dates: 10/2/2018 to 3/26/2019

This teacher network provides special education teachers the opportunity to stay current on DESE compliance updates and effective practices for instruction. This year long network will focus on the following topics which will include some additions based on participant needs.

>Writing effective present levels and student goal setting
>Understanding, evaluating and determining appropriate student accommodations
>Preparing students for real-life transitions
>Evidence based /research based instructional strategies
>Differentiating for these hard to reach and teach students
>Understanding how to deal with emotions and behavior triggers/reinforcement
>DESE Compliance Updates and Form Following Process
>Linking resources and programs to struggling students
>Dealing with different mindsets
>How to be more than compliant in paperwork and process

Lunch will be provided.

Optional graduate available

11. Secondary Mathematics Network

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: Secondary math teachers, curriculum coordinators, instructional coaches and administrators

Dates: 10/5/2018 to 3/29/2019

The secondary math network sessions are intended to keep area mathematics personnel informed of any changes within the Missouri Learning Expectations and the most current assessment updates from DESE, as well as other hot topics. We will explore the Eight Effective Teaching Practices for Mathematics from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Time will be provided to share resources and collaborate with one another.

The State Director for Mathematics will be joining us for at least one of our sessions.

Lunch provided.

This network is facilitated by Cathy Battles. Cathy spent more than 30 years in the secondary mathematics classroom. During this time, she served in the role of district mathematics specialist and served as the president of the Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics. In her role as a consultant at the KCRPDC she has worked with the Missouri Assessment Program, PLC team, data teams and as a math consultant.

12. Grade K-2 ELA & Math Network

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-2 Teachers

Dates: 10/5/2018 to 3/28/2019

As elementary teachers, you teach more than just math or just reading or writing. Join teachers of like grade levels and spend a half day in math content and a half day in ELA content to increase student learning and engagement in each content area. Sessions will include specific needs of participants. This networking opportunity will allow you to learn from each other.

Lunch provided

13. SW-PBS Tier 2 Maintenance - Coaches Meetings

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5 Cameron City Hall (Cameron, MO)

Audience: PBS Tier 2 Advanced Team Members

Dates: 10/17/2018 to 3/27/2019

**CLOSED REGISTRATION - BY INVITATION ONLY
SW-PBS Coaches/Teams of Tier 2 Maintenance schools will meet together to learn how to strengthen their Tier 2 system of support for students. Teams will be given opportunities to network with other Tier 2 teams and share successful SW-PBS practices.

14. Northwest Curriculum Directors Network 2018-19

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: District Curriculum Corrdinators

Dates: 10/25/2018 to 3/26/2019

Curriculum development is vital to improving student achievement at the Tier 1 level. The development of a viable and guaranteed curriculum takes time and resources, both of which are very limited in the world of education. This network will give curriculum coordinators the opportunity to come together and discuss current trends and issues in curriculum, instruction, and assessment, as well as time to share ideas of what is working to help improve learning in their districts.

15. SW-PBS Advanced - Check & Connect

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5 Cameron City Hall (Cameron, MO)

Audience: Administrator/Teacher Leadership Teams

Dates: 1/9/2019 to 4/3/2019

**CLOSED REGISTRATION - BY INVITATION ONLY
SW-PBS Coaches/Teams of Tier 2 schools will meet together to learn how to implement the Check & Connect Model. Check & Connect is a comprehensive intervention designed to enhance student engagement at school and with learning for marginalized, disengaged students in grades K-12, through relationship building, problem solving and capacity building, and persistence.

Lunch on your own

16. 9-12 ELA Network: EOC Updates & Procedures

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: 9-12 ELA Teachers

Dates: 2/4/2019 to 3/27/2019

These sessions will be based on the 2019 practice tests and state feedback on 2018 results.

Instructional strategies and integration techniques to enhance student writing practice, build critical reading skills, and provide timely student feedback will be provided to increase EOC performance. This network will provide an opportunity for discussion on best practices, current ELA trends, and hands on practice opportunities.
In addition, we will share DESE ELA updateds and EOC procedures and practices.

Lunch included.

17. Missouri Model Districts Missouri Leadership Development System Sessions II & III

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: Missouri Model District Administrators

Dates: 3/21/2019

There are three dates for this training. Please register for EACH session separately.
  • February 26 or March 21 - Session II & III

    The Missouri Leadership Development System provides training and support to building administrators through research based learning experiences.
  • Session 1 will focus on decision making and change as Missouri Model Districts move their staff forward through the MMD process.
  • Session 2 will examine how successful school leaders cultivate strong instructional practices to grow teachers.
  • Session 3 will focus on how to hire, retain, and induct talented teachers.

    The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is an important component to support the effort of all buildings.

    It is recommended that Administrators attend all three sessions.

  • 18. Writing and the ELA MAP: Grades 6-8

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: 6-8 Teachers

    Dates: 3/26/2019

    Starting Soon
    This session will be based on the 2019 practice tests and state feedback on 2018 results and will provide participants with a deeper understanding of our state assessment design in English Language Arts.

    This session is devoted SPECIFICALLY to Middle School writing and will provide instructional strategies for increasing writing quality in middle school students. We will identify effective instructional practices which will lead to higher success for all. Participants will go home with "hands-on techniques" ready for classroom application. DESE updates and expectations will also be shared.

    On February 27, Lisa Scroggs, DESE ELA Assistant Director will discuss methods to develop and build student writing skills including writer’s craft and the importance of selecting engaging text. This session will be beneficial to all 7-12 ELA teachers. Please contact the RPDC office at 660-562-1995 for more information.

    This session is also being offered on February 22 in St. Joseph.

    Lunch is provided

    19. Desired Results Developmental Profile- DRDP 2015

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Early Childhood Teachers, Paraprofessionals, and Administrators

    Dates: 4/5/2019 to 4/12/2019

    The DRDP (2015) instrument is designed for teachers to observe, document, and reflect on the learning, development, and progress of children, who are enrolled in early care and education programs. The results are intended to be used by the teacher to plan curriculum for individual children and groups of children and to guide continuous program improvement. For Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Programs, te DRDP may be used to collect information for the purpose of reporting Early Childhood Outcomes (ECO) to the Office of Special education to meet the requirements of IDEA Part B SPP/APR Indicator 7.

    As required by WestEd, the session must have at least 10 participants.

    INTENDED AUDIENCE: Early Childhood Teachers, Paraprofessionals, and Administrators

    LUNCH PROVIDED

    20. Federal Programs Planning and Preparation

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Federal Programs Coordinators, focus on Cohorts in Tiered Monitoring Process

    Dates: 4/26/2019

    New
    This half day opportunity is available to learn more about federal programs and processes, the federal and state requirements, and compliance components. Each section will provide background information, essential program components, required documentation, references and sources of information, plus planning and budgeting.

    Topics will include:
    * Programming, Planning and Budgeting for Federal Programs - 2019-2020
    * Components of ePeGs Federal Programs Plans 2019-2020 including: Needs Assessments, Parent Engagement Policies and other required components
    * Federal Programs Updates
    * District Level Federal Programs Responsibilities
    * Title 1A, Title 2A, Title 4, Title 5 Program Requirements
    * General Tiered Monitoring Structure Overview 2019-2020
    * Implementation of Title IA Targeted and School-Wide Programming

    21. Missouri Equity Lab

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Dates: 5/29/2019

    Educational equity means students have access to excellent teachers and receive the same high-quality education regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, language, disability, family background and/or income. The Equity Lab is an important learning opportunity for district/school teams to think about where inequity exists in their school system and to develop strategies for addressing these areas of inequity. As implementation of ESSA begins, every district and school will need to know this information in order to be in compliance with the federal law. Make plans today to attend an Equity Lab in your region by contacting your location RPDC or regional service center.

    It is recommended that teams of 3-4 individuals attend:
    Administrators
    Counselor
    Teacher Leader Representative

    Conference

    22. Summer Leadership Conference 2019

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Dates: 6/3/2019

    New
    Northwest RPDC is pleased to host its 3rd Annual Great Northwest Leadership Conference. Keynote speaker, Beth Houf, will be sharing practical ideas to develop schools and classrooms that are student centered and directed for modern learners. Beth is passionate about developing schools that encourage high levels of learning and empowerment where students and staff are running to get in, not out! Beth serves as principal of Fulton Middle School and also speaks and facilitates professional learning at the national and international level. Most recently, she has co-authored the book, Lead Like a PIRATE with Shelly Burgess.

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

    Breakout Sessions:
    *Getting Started with Standards-Based Grading and Proficiency Scales
    *Dyslexia: Leadership Strategies to Support Next Steps
    *Project Based Learning-An Overview for School Leaders
    *MSIP 6-What School Leaders Need to Know!
    *Through the Trauma Lens: A Primer on Being Trauma Informed
    *Missouri Connections for Leaders
    *Hot Legal Topics for Northwest Missouri Schools
    *Parkview Elementary: A Culture of Success
    *MAP/EOC Up-to-Date Assessment Information for School Leaders
    *How to Effectively Use Your APR to Guide Continuous Improvement
    *PBL at the High School Level: One School’s Journey
    *Cohort 3 SpEd Compliance-What to Expect!

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

    Lunch included

    23. Getting Started with Standards Based Grading & Proficiency Scales

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: K-12 Educators, Administrators

    Dates: 6/6/2019 to 6/7/2019

    New Domain Session
    New
    Standards-based grading is more than tweaking an existing grading system. Rather, it’s a defined alignment of existing curriculum, assessment, and reporting student learning. In this training, we will walk participants through thoughtful and practical implementation of each element of an effective standards-based grading system—highlighting the potential pitfalls, opportunities, and challenges.

    Lunch on your own
    Optional 1 hour of graduate credit available.

    This class is also offered on July 23 & 24

    24. Co-Teaching: Deepening the Power of Two

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5 Savannah R-III School District (Savannah, MO) [map]

    Audience: K-12 Co-Teaching Team Educators (General and Special Education Teachers, Title Reading and Interventionists)

    Dates: 6/10/2019 to 6/11/2019

    New
    Participants must attend together as a Co-Teaching team

    Which strategies work best when you place two teachers in a classroom for instruction or intervention? The power of this effective practice is in the structures put into place by the teachers and administrators. Participants will look at learning styles, roles, and responsibilities of co-teachers, as well as the benefits of this model for students and teachers. Those who attend will learn how to establish a successful collaborative partnership. Topics will include, designing a program, scheduling students, identifying students, understanding of the necessary supports for successful co-teaching and addressing parental concerns. Methods to differentiate instruction will be observed and evaluated with a focus on measureable student growth using data. Teachers will leave this training with lesson plans ready to begin implementation.

    This training is also offered on August 14 & 15 in Cameron
    Lunch on your own.

    Optional one hour graduate credit is available.

    25. K-2 Writing: Building the Foundation

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: K-2 Teachers, Title 1 Literacy Teachers

    Dates: 6/11/2019

    New
    Are you wondering where to begin your primary writing instruction? This training will provide the tools to build the best writing foundation for your young writers in order to prepare them for subsequent grades. Gain hands-on practice in strategies and practices to build a strong writing foundation in your writing classroom.

    Lunch on your own

    26. Incorporating Google Suite of Apps in the Classroom Grades K-5

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Grades K-5 General and Special Education Teachers

    Dates: 6/12/2019

    New
    Ready to incorporate more of the Google Suite of Apps in your classroom? Join us to learn how to integrate Google Classroom, Docs, Slides, Sheets, Keep, and Forms, as well as Google Earth, Maps, Tour Creator, YouTube, and Sites. It's amazing what students can do with these easy to learn collaboration tools! We'll share ideas and create templates you can use in your classroom.

    Lunch on your own

    Melissa Englert is a Fullbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Alumna through U.S. Department of State and a Google Certified Innovator. She works with teachers and students to leverage technology to improve teaching and learning.

    Participants will need to bring their own laptop, chromebook, or iPad. Make sure that you have access to install apps & extensions.

    27. Incorporating Google Suite of Apps in the Classroom Grades 6-12

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Grades 6-12 General and Special Education Teachers

    Dates: 6/13/2019

    New
    Ready to incorporate more of the Google Suite of Apps in your classroom? Join us to learn how to integrate Google Classroom, Docs, Slides, Sheets, Keep, and Forms, as well as Google Earth, Maps, Tour Creator, YouTube, and Sites. It's amazing what students can do with these easy to learn collaboration tools! We'll share ideas and create templates you can use in your classroom.

    Lunch on your own

    Melissa Englert is a Fullbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Alumna through U.S. Department of State and a Google Certified Innovator. She works with teachers and students to leverage technology to improve teaching and learning.

    Participants will need to bring their own laptop, chromebook, or iPad. Make sure that you have access to install apps & extensions.

    28. Preparing for the MAP: Developing 3-5 Writers

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: 3-5 Teachers, Title 1 Literacy Teachers

    Dates: 6/13/2019

    New
    Teaching writing can be challenging. Have you struggled with any of the following:
    -Where do I find the time to teach writing?
    -What should I teach?
    -What should writing time sound and look like?

    This session will help answer each of these questions while providing practical tips that can be implemented from the beginning of the year to prepare students for the state assessment. Help your students to not only succeed on the MAP, but help them grow their writing skills to be middle and high school ready.

    Lunch on your own

    29. Reaching and Teaching Students with Dyslexia and other Reading Disorders Levels I & II

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Grades K-12 General and Special Education Teachers, Title Reading and Interventionists

    Dates: 6/13/2019 to 6/14/2019

    New

    This course will cover the Level I and Level II courses from 2018. This course precedes Dyslexia Advanced which moves deeper into vocabulary and comprehension.

    This session will take a closer look into understanding, reaching, and teaching students with reading difficulties or signs of dyslexia. Early identification of dyslexia helps a student receive the assistance and resources they need to be successful. While introductory time will be spent understanding signs of dyslexia, most of the instructional time in this session will be hands-on strategy development of effective instruction for students who show common characteristics of dyslexia. The learning application begins with the foundational keys to evidence-based reading instruction for phonemic/phonological awareness and phonics that impacts reading and spelling, according to current brain research.


    Lunch on your own Optional one hour of graduate credit available

    30. Moving Beyond Blank Stares to True Student Engagement

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: K-12 Educators, Administrators

    Dates: 6/17/2019

    New Domain Session
    New
    Have you ever exhausted your instructional toolbox with your hard to reach students? This session will focus on providing engaging and effective student-centered instruction by building relationships and using a variety of research based strategies to engage students in their own learning. Participants will learn how to keep student’s thinking challenged, while implementing best practices in their daily lessons. Walk away knowing how to select strong activities, tasks and assignments that not only spark students’ interests, but meet their learning needs and modalities.

    Lunch on your own

    31. Becoming an Assessment Capable Learner School: Overview for School Leaders

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: K-12 school leaders, leadership team/PDC leaders

    Dates: 6/18/2019

    New
    Description: John Hattie shares in his Visible Learning research that, as educators, almost nothing we do harms kids and most of what we do leads kids to learning. So, as we talk about "what works", we should be focused on "what works best" to maximize student learning. This highest impact instructional practice, ACL, has an effect size of 1.33 (equivalent to three years+ of student growth). Participants will learn the seven steps to developing an ACL school and how these steps lead to not only higher levels of student learning, but increases in student ownership and motivation towards their learning. standards in their classrooms.

    Lunch on your own

    32. Preparing for the MAP: Writing in the 6-8 Classroom

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: 6-8 Writing/ELA Teachers

    Dates: 6/18/2019

    New
    The shift in writing instruction occurs at sixth grade when students build on past instruction in opinion & persuasive writing and begin learning how to write an effective argument. This session will look at methods to instruct students in developing a well-crafted argumentative essay as well as additional methods to support writing instruction in the middle school classroom.

    Lunch on your own

    33. New Science State Assessment Expectation: Integrating Science and ELA

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: 3-5 Teachers and Administrators

    Dates: 6/20/2019

    New
    Our new science state assessment requires the use of literacy skills. Come join us as we discover strategies to integrate Science with our ELA expectations, using both the state Item Specifications and the new Science/ELA crosswalk documents. Participants will receive resources and hands-on lesson ideas that can be easily implemented in the classroom.

    Lunch on your own

    34. Facilitating Organizational Energy for Change

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: K-12 school leaders, leadership team/PDC leaders

    Dates: 6/20/2019

    New
    Promoting the success of each student by building leadership capacity in the following MLDS domains:
    Relational * Instructional * Visionary * Innovative * Managerial

    One common pattern in change leadership is that change efforts often run out of fuel before they accomplish their objective. Change takes energy. It requires more organizational energy to change something than to leave it unchanged. Energy for change tends to be plentiful in the early stages. Change can be exciting, even motivational, at the beginning of the process. It is later, once the initial start-up has passed, that change efforts tend to stall. Leaders will walk away from this session with practical strategies that will prove to positively impact both current and future change efforts.

    Part of the session will include a Northwest Missouri Principal Panel to share their experiences and answer questions

    35. Cracking the Code of Critical Thinking

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: PK-12 teachers and administrators

    Dates: 6/24/2019 to 6/25/2019

    New
    As with every code there is a specific combination that will result in success. Cracking the code of critical thinking is no different. Participants will gain knowledge that will lead to the implementation of instructional techniques and strategies to promote critical thinking in students. Areas addressed are
    1) characteristics of an environment that is optimal for learning
    2) questioning techniques before, during, and after instruction
    3) student manipulation of content curriculum through the use of strategies that lead to thinking critically. Attend this two-day session and learn the many combinations of strategies to unlocking the skill of critical thinking in your students!

    Lunch provided

    Optional one hour of graduate credit available

    This workshop supports Missouri Teacher Standard: 4.1

    36. Post-Secondary Transition for Novices

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Middle and High School Special Education Teachers, High School Counselors

    Dates: 6/26/2019

    New
    Post-Secondary Transition plays an important part in a 15-21 year old’s IEP. From Assessment, Present Level, Form C, Course of Study, to Post-Secondary Goals and Objectives, this training will provide the novice with an understanding and hands-on practice to write compliant and quality IEP’s. This session will help prepare educators to assist students in planning for post-secondary success.

    Lunch on your own

    37. Effective Behavior Management Using the Great 8

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: K-12 teachers, administrators, counselors and special education teachers.

    Dates: 6/27/2019

    New Domain Session
    New
    Are the daily demands of behavior management in your classroom getting you down? Join us to learn proven strategies that will assist in this dilemma. Participants in this workshop will learn how to implement the 8 Effective Teaching and Learning Practices that are research and evidence based. These practices will then lead into a discussion of function based thinking that will help classroom teachers identify the root cause of student behavior. The use of these practices will not only increase the engagement of your students, but will also increase the likelihood of appropriate behavior re-occurring in your classrooms.

    Lunch on your own

    38. Personalized Learning with Differentiation and UDL

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Grades K-12 General and Special Education Teachers

    Dates: 6/27/2019

    New
    This training will provide practical and simple methods to adapt curriculum and teaching strategies based on student needs. We will focus on instructional practices that current brain research has led us to find most successful in student learning and teacher instruction. The end result is higher student achievement. We will examine ways to layer curriculum and look at how a variety of student needs can be met according to student style of learning, multiple intelligences, and culture. Come join us as we investigate hands-on ways to diagnose learner profile needs and explore various instructional strategies to meet the needs of different learners. Time will also be spent on Universal Design for Learning, using research-based instructional practices and technology to personalize instruction.

    Lunch on your own
    Optional 1 hour of graduate credit available if you also take Differentiation:G Suite Style on June 28.

    39. Visual Learning with Chromebooks

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Grades K-12 General and Special Education Teachers

    Dates: 6/27/2019

    New
    We will explore ways to use Chromebooks for CREATION and VISIBLE THINKING. You will learn ways to collect evidence of student thinking using a variety of apps and resources! Apps, extensions and add-ons will allow your students to create and foster collaboration, leading to learning at a much deeper level.

    Lunch on your own

    Diane Gremp serves as the Instructional Technology Coordinator at South Central RPDC. She is a Google Certified Trainer and a member of ISTE.

    Participants will need to bring their own chromebook. Make sure that you have access to install apps & extensions. Suggested that you bring headphones with a microphone.

    40. Differentiation: G Suite Style

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Grades K-12 General and Special Education Teachers

    Dates: 6/28/2019

    New
    Google Apps have allowed educators to start making the shift toward student-centered instruction, where students own and control more of their learning. In this session, we’ll uncover strategies you can use to differentiate learning using Docs, Slides, and Forms. Learn about tools and Chrome extensions that support all learners in your classroom.

    Lunch on your own
    Optional 1 hour of graduate credit available if you also take Personalized Learning with Differentiation and UDL on June 27.

    Diane Gremp serves as the Instructional Technology Coordinator at South Central RPDC. She is a Google Certified Trainer and a member of ISTE.

    Participants will need to bring their own laptop or chromebook. Make sure that you have access to install apps & extensions. Suggested that you bring headphones with a microphone.

    41. Reaching and Teaching Students with Dyslexia and Other Reading Disorders - Advanced

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Grades K-6 Teachers (including Special Education, Title I and Literacy Interventionists)

    Dates: 7/8/2019 to 7/9/2019

    New

    Prerequisite: Dyslexia Reaching and Teaching Level I and II training.

    This two-day session will move into the deeper orthographic needs of students with characteristics of dyslexia and other reading disorders. Participants will analyze student errors to determine learning needs for instruction and accommodations. Time will be spent on what brain research says about effective vocabulary and comprehension instruction in relationship to language development.


    Lunch on your own Optional one hour of graduate credit available

    42. The Effective Math Classroom

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: K-8 math teachers, Title math teachers, SpEd teachers, Administrators

    Dates: 7/10/2019 to 7/11/2019

    New Domain Session
    New
    Why are students so quick to say, ‘I’m not good at math’?

    We will explore ways to move students from a 'fixed' to 'growth' mindset in the math classroom. Participants will learn how to implement norms in the classroom and walk away with strategies and games to take student learning to a deeper level.

    Lunch on your own
    Optional 1 hour of graduate credit available.

    43. SW-PBS Reconnect

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: PK-12 teachers, administrators, and special education teachers

    Dates: 7/10/2019 to 3/25/2020

    New
    This session is designed to support SW-PBS schools that have completed Tier 1 training and see evidence of system pieces needing attention. This experience is highly recommended to schools who have experienced turnover in staff and are interested in rebuilding or deepening their capacity in SW-PBS.

    School-Wide Positive Behavior Support is a research based system that has guided many schools in Northwest Missouri in creating safe and predictable learning environments for students. Tier 1 is the foundation of the system and it is critical that it be implemented with fidelity. This four-day training will assist SW-PBS school team members in evaluating and reconnecting to the eight essential foundational pieces of SW-PBS.

    Lunch will be provided.

    44. Dyslexia Data—Interpreting the Data and Identifying Next Steps for Effective Reading Instruction and Intervention

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Grades K-6 Teachers (including Special Education, Title I and Literacy Interventionists)

    Dates: 7/11/2019 to 7/12/2019

    New

    Prerequisite: Dyslexia Reaching and Teaching Level I and II training.

    This course will move into the deeper orthographic needs of students with characteristics of dyslexia and other reading disorders. Which data can impact student growth most effectively? Where do I start? What matters most? The next steps leading to effective instruction and intervention will be covered and practiced for application. Participants will analyze student errors to determine learning needs for instruction and accommodations according to what research has taught us about reading and the brain. Time will be allotted to consider directions for setting up a system to address the needs of struggling students.


    Lunch on your own Optional one hour of graduate credit available

    45. Building Speaking & Listening Skills in the Grade 3-8 Classroom

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Grades 3-8 teachers and administrators

    Dates: 7/15/2019

    New
    According to National Presenter Erik Palmer, “100 % of our lessons depend on speaking well”. Often the speaking & listening standards are not explicitly taught even though they enhance the reading & writing standards. This session will provide Grade 3-8 educators with quick and easy strategies to embed these relevant standards in their classrooms.

    Lunch on your own

    46. Developing Problem/Project Based Learning (PBL) for the Classroom

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: K-12 Teachers & Administrators

    Dates: 7/15/2019 to 7/16/2019

    New Domain Session
    New
    Project/Problem Based Learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging and complex question, problem, or challenge. Projects are focused on student learning goals and include Essential Project Design Elements. Participants will walk away with a strong foundation of each design element and the skills to begin creating PBL experiences in their classroom.


    Lunch on your own
    Optional 1 hour of graduate credit available.

    47. Writing An IEP Using Missouri Learning Standards

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Grades K-12 Special Education Teachers

    Dates: 7/16/2019 to 7/17/2019

    New
    This session will walk teachers through the steps involved in “developing a process of planning” that improves the development of the IEP and helps the IEP team see the importance of connecting instructional goals to the general curriculum and grade level standards. Participants will delve into the Missouri Learning Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics with a focus on how to read them for interpretation into the IEP. Time will also be spent reviewing and understanding the requirements needed in Standards Based Present Levels of Performance, developing SMART goals and networking with area special education teachers and administrators.

    Lunch provided.
    Optional one hour graduate credit is available.

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

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

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

    Dates: 7/18/2019 to 11/15/2020

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

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

    Each participant must purchase materials for implementation. Please contact RPDC at 660-562-1995 for further information.

    49. Kagan Cooperative Learning Days 1, 2 & 3

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: PreK-12 grade educators, administrators

    Dates: 7/22/2019 to 7/24/2019

    New
    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 one hour 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 $99. Contact the RPDC at 800-663-3348 for more information or to order.

    50. Getting Started with Standards Based Grading & Proficiency Scales

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: K-12 Educators, Administrators

    Dates: 7/23/2019 to 7/24/2019

    New Domain Session
    New
    Standards-based grading is more than tweaking an existing grading system. Rather, it’s a defined alignment of existing curriculum, assessment, and reporting student learning. In this training, we will walk participants through thoughtful and practical implementation of each element of an effective standards-based grading system—highlighting the potential pitfalls, opportunities, and challenges.

    Lunch on your own
    Optional 1 hour of graduate credit available.

    This class is also offered on June 6 & 7

    51. Kagan Win-Win Discipline

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: PreK-12 grade educators, administrators

    Dates: 7/25/2019 to 7/26/2019

    New
    Strategies to End Every Disruption

    Create discipline solutions where you win and your students win. Gain a new perspective on discipline problems and come away with tools that really work. Convert every disruption into a learning opportunity. Go beyond ending disruptions—teach responsible behaviors and life skills. In this Win-Win Discipline workshop, you'll get what you need for implementing this successful discipline program: identify the four types of disruptive behavior, recognize the seven positions from which they spring, and know what to do in the moment-of-disruption. Learn to follow-up and to prevent future disruptions. Experience the power of the most comprehensive approach to discipline ever created.

    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 one hour 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 $99. Contact the RPDC at 800-663-3348 for more information or to order.

    52. Transition Assessment & Missouri Connections

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Middle and High School Special Education Teachers, High School Counselors

    Dates: 7/29/2019

    New
    Missouri requires that formal/informal transition assessments be based on the student's needs, preferences, and interests. This training will address the process of collecting transition assessment information throughout a student’s school experience. This is a continuous and essential process for post-secondary success. Participants will review free or low cost options, including Missouri Connections, to gather needed information to determine student’s interests, aptitudes, and capabilities for future education, employment, and community living. Educators will be able to apply this information in student IEPs to ensure positive post-secondary school outcomes.

    Lunch on your own

    Participants are required to bring their own laptop/notebook. NO iPads

    53. Special Education Boot Camp: Support for New Sped Teachers

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: K-12 Special Education Teachers

    Dates: 7/30/2019 to 7/31/2019

    New
    Getting ready to not only meet compliance but, be successful with the world of special education – LET’S GET STARTED!
    Participants will explore the different areas of disabilities, as well as gain an understanding of an IEP. Strategies will be provided to assist educators in:
    -understanding reading and writing evaluation reports
    -writing present levels and objectives
    -how to deal with challenging parents and students
    -writing behavior plans
    -accommodations and modifications

    This session is beneficial for new or second year teachers to help prepare for the new year with effective implementation tools and resources.

    Lunch on your own
    Optional 1 hour of graduate credit available.

    This class is also offered on August 7 & 8

    54. Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP) & Missouri Connections

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Middle school and high school counselors, career educators, instructors, transition educators, administrator and others who work with students in career awareness, exploration, development and planning.

    Dates: 7/30/2019

    New Domain Session
    New
    This session will provide an overview of the Missouri Individual Career & Academic Plan (ICAP) now available as a part of Missouri Connections CIS360. This new feature includes a series of activities consisting of assessments, modules and components assigned by grade level, beginning in the 8th grade and culminating in the 12th grade.

    Traning session will be 9:00am-12:00pm. There will be an optional work session from 12:00-3:00pm for those wishing to stay and work on their plans.

    This training is for middle school and high school counselors, career educators, instructors, transition educators, administrator and others who work with students in career awareness, exploration, development and planning.