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1. 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

Participants must attend together as a Co-Teaching team

The Professional Partnerships

Which strategies work best when you place two teachers in a classroom for instruction or for 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 student growth using data. Teachers will leave this course with lesson plans ready to begin implementation.

Lunch provided.
Optional one hour graduate credit is available.

2. K-2 Writing: Building the Foundation

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-2 Teachers, Title 1 Literacy Teachers

Dates: 6/11/2019

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

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

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: Grades K-5 General and Special Education Teachers

Dates: 6/12/2019

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.

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

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: Grades 6-12 General and Special Education Teachers

Dates: 6/13/2019

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.

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

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5 Think Ahead Works (King City, MO)

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

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


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

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

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: 3-5 Teachers, Title 1 Literacy Teachers

Dates: 6/13/2019

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

7. Moving Beyond Blank Stares to True Student Engagement

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5 Stanberry R-II School District (Stanberry, MO)

Audience: K-12 Educators, Administrators

Dates: 6/17/2019

New Domain Session
Starting Soon
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

8. Check and Connect Comprehensive Training for School Teams

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: 6-12 Teams consisting of administrators, classroom teachers, special education teachers and counselors

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

Check and Connect is a comprehensive intervention designed to help marginalized, disengaged students in grades K-12. Through structured mentoring intervention in school, Check & Connect is used to promote relationship-building, problem-solving, and the systematic use of data to enhance engagement and learning for student success. In this workshop, participants will learn about the Check & Connect intervention and how to implement it in their school.

Rather than dropout prevention, Check & Connect emphasizes school completion. It seeks to help students graduate from high school with social, emotional, and academic competence.

This Check & Connect workshop is Comprehensive Implementation Training for school teams that should include at least 3 people (an administrator and lead teachers or counselors).

Fee includes training and training manuals WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. Lunch provided.

After training, teams will identify district mentors who will then attend a 1-Day Onsite Training for Mentor Support.Ongoing support by trainers is available as needed with additional support provided through online resources.

9. Cracking the Code of Critical Thinking

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: PK-12 teachers and administrators

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

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

10. Post-Secondary Transition for Novices

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

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

Dates: 6/26/2019

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

11. Effective Behavior Management Using the Great 8

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: Albany R-III School District (Albany, MO)

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

Dates: 6/27/2019

New Domain Session
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

12. Personalized Learning with Differentiation and UDL

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: Grades K-12 General and Special Education Teachers

Dates: 6/27/2019 to 6/28/2019

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.

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

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

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

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


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

14. The Effective Math Classroom

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

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

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

New Domain Session
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.

15. 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

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.

16. Dyslexia Data: Interpreting the Data and Identifying Next Steps for Effective Reading Instruction and Intervention

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5 Think Ahead Works (King City, MO)

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

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


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

17. 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

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

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

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-12 Teachers & Administrators

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

New Domain Session
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.

19. Really Great Reading Countdown Implementation Workshop - Kindergarten

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: Kindergarten Teachers & Administrators

Dates: 7/15/2019

New
This day is for Kindergarten Teachers - Countdown Training
Julie Sealine, Implementation Specialist, Really Great Reading, will be presenting

Are you teaching, or are you considering teaching Really Great Reading this fall? If so, we would like to invite you to attend our Implementation Workshop. At this fact filled, activity driven, and hands-on training you will:

* learn to build vital foundational reading skills in your students in just 15-25 minutes a day
* develop your skills at navigating the Countdown Teacher Guide and Countdown Online
* learn effective pacing, routines, and procedure to implement Countdown with fidelity.

Lunch on your own

20. Writing An IEP Using Missouri Learning Standards

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: Grades K-12 Special Education Teachers

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

This session will walk teachers through the steps involved in "developing a process of planning"½ 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.

21. Really Great Reading Blast Implementation Workshop - First Grade

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: Kindergarten Teachers & Administrators

Dates: 7/16/2019

New
This day is for First Grade Teachers - Blast Training
Julie Sealine, Implementation Specialist, Really Great Reading, will be presenting

Are you teaching, or are you considering teaching Really Great Reading this fall? If so, we would like to invite you to attend our Implementation Workshop. At this fact filled, activity driven, and hands-on training you will:

* learn to build vital foundational reading skills in your students in just 15-25 minutes a day
* develop your skills at navigating the Blast Teacher Guide and Blast Online
* learn effective pacing, routines, and procedure to implement Blast with fidelity.

Lunch on your own

22. Really Great Reading High Definition Implementation Workshop - 2nd-3rd Grade

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: Kindergarten Teachers & Administrators

Dates: 7/17/2019

New
This day is for Second and Third Grade Teachers - High Definition Word Training
Julie Sealine, Implementation Specialist, Really Great Reading, will be presenting

Are you teaching, or are you considering teaching Really Great Reading this fall? If so, we would like to invite you to attend our Implementation Workshop. At this fact filled, activity driven, and hands-on training you will:

* learn to build vital foundational reading skills in your students in just 15-25 minutes a day
* develop your skills at navigating the high Definition Word Teacher Guide and HD Word Online
* learn effective pacing, routines, and procedure to implement High Definitin Word with fidelity.

Lunch on your own

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

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

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

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

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 4 sessions and 4 on-line modules/videos of effective instruction, with classroom observations.

Each participant must purchase materials for implementation. You must have the materials prior to session 1. Please contact RPDC at 660-562-1995 for further information.

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

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-12 Special Education Teachers

Dates: 7/22/2019 to 7/23/2019

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 8 & 9

25. 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

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.

26. Getting Started with Standards Based Grading & Proficiency Scales

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-12 Educators, Administrators

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

New Domain Session
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

27. 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

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.

28. Co-Teaching: Deepening the Power of Two

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5 Think Ahead Works (King City, MO)

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

Dates: 7/29/2019 to 7/30/2019

Participants must attend together as a Co-Teaching team

The Professional Partnerships

Which strategies work best when you place two teachers in a classroom for instruction or for 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 student growth using data. Teachers will leave this course with lesson plans ready to begin implementation.

Lunch provided.
Optional one hour graduate credit is available.

29. Transition Assessment & Missouri Connections

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

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

Dates: 7/29/2019

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

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

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5 North Central Missouri College (Trenton, 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
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.

31. Beginning Teacher Assistance Program - Trenton Sessions

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: PK-12 Beginning Teachers

Dates: 8/1/2019 to 2/19/2020

NEW TEACHER REGISTER HERE

Just as the quality of instruction that students receive has a tremendous impact on their performance, the quality of mentoring that new teachers receive can significantly influence their development. This system of support and optional in-district coaching provides a district with the infrastructure to develop a confident beginning teacher and capable mentor. This series meets the Initial Professional Certification (IPC) requirement of participating in a beginning teacher assistance program and aligns to the new Missouri Teacher Standards.

In-district support provided by NWRPDC staff, further supports a teacher's first year at a deeper, more individualized level. Please contact RPDC office for information.

Day 1 New Teacher and Mentor:
*Classroom management and Diverse Classroom

Day 2 New Teacher and Mentor:
*Understanding the roles and responsibilities of mentors and new teachers
*Establishing relationships
*Lesson design

Day 3 New Teacher and Principal:
*Parent/Teacher Conferences
*Lesson design/questioning
*Getting to know the New Teacher Standards
*Certification-Professional Development Plan
*Educational Law-MSTA Attorney

Day 4 New Teacher and Mentor or Principal:
*Educational Speaker

Day 5 New Teacher:
*Lesson design/engagement
*End of year procedures
*Reflect on year one and plan for year two

MENTOR MUST REGISTER SEPARATELY UNDER MENTOR LINK

Lunch included.
Optional two hours graduate credit is available.

32. Mentor - Beginning Teacher Program - Trenton Sessions

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: PK-12 Beginning Teachers

Dates: 8/1/2019 to 11/15/2019

MENTORS OF FIRST YEAR TEACHERS REGISTER HERE

Just as the quality of instruction that students receive has a tremendous impact on their performance, the quality of mentoring that new teachers receive can significantly influence their development. This system of support and optional in-district coaching provides a district with the infrastructure to develop a confident beginning teacher and capable mentor. Mentors will experience a two-day academy specifially for them to develop skills to support the growth and development of the novice teacher.

In-district support provided by NWRPDC staff, further supports a teacher's first year at a deeper, more individualized level. Please contact RPDC office for information.

Day 1 New Teacher and Mentor:
*Mentor Academy

Day 2 New Teacher and Mentor:
*Understanding the roles and responsibilities of mentors and new teachers
*Establishing relationships
*Lesson design

Day 3 Mentor Academy:
*Expanding coaching and feedback skills

Day 4 New Teacher and Mentor or Principal:
*Educational Speaker

BEGINNING TEACHERS MUST REGISTER SEPARATELY UNDER BEGINNING TEACHER LINK

Lunch included.
Optional one hour of graduate credit is available.

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

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

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: 8/1/2019

New Domain Session
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.

34. Biology Network: Working Together for Success

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: 9-12 Science Teachers

Dates: 8/2/2019 to 4/24/2020

Helen Keller once said, "Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much."

The Biology Network will embrace this thought as we work together as a team collaborating in a deeper understanding of the new Science Missouri Learning Expectations (MLEs) and how they relate to the new Biology EOC assessment and instruction.
Join us as we take each Unit of Study (Structure & Function, Heredity, Evolution, and Ecology) and:

> Unpack the MLEs (identifying the objective(s) or I Can statement(s) as well as the skills and knowledge students need to know)
> Analyze the results of our Biology EOC assessment for strengths and challenges
> Revise our current unit of study assessment items to reflect alignment, rigor and structure of the new EOC assessment
> Implement the unit of study assessment and debrief results
> Integrate the eight science/engineering practices and seven crosscutting practices into our current assessments and lessons
> Collaborate in the revision of lessons by sharing ideas, activities, and strategies


Lunch included.
Optional graduate credit is available

35. Beginning Teacher Assistance Program - Maryville Sessions

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: PK-12 Beginning Teachers

Dates: 8/5/2019 to 2/18/2020

NEW TEACHERS REGISTER HERE

Just as the quality of instruction that students receive has a tremendous impact on their performance, the quality of mentoring that new teachers receive can significantly influence their development. This system of support and optional in-district coaching provides a district with the infrastructure to develop a confident beginning teacher and capable mentor. This series meets the Initial Professional Certification (IPC) requirement of participating in a beginning teacher assistance program and aligns to the new Missouri Teacher Standards.

In-district support provided by NWRPDC staff, further supports a teacher's first year at a deeper, more individualized level. Please contact RPDC office for information.

Day 1 New Teacher and Mentor:
*Classroom management and Diverse Classroom

Day 2 New Teacher and Mentor:
*Understanding the roles and responsibilities of mentors and new teachers
*Establishing relationships
*Lesson design

Day 3 New Teacher and Principal:
*Parent/Teacher Conferences
*Lesson design/questioning
*Getting to know the New Teacher Standards
*Certification-Professional Development Plan
*Educational Law-MSTA Attorney

Day 4 New Teacher and Mentor or Principal:
*Educational Speaker

Day 5 New Teacher:
*Lesson design/engagement
*End of year procedures
*Reflect on year one and plan for year two

MENTORS MUST REGISTER SEPARATELY UNDER MENTOR LINK

Lunch included.
Optional two hours graduate credit is available.

36. Mentor - Beginning Teacher Program - Maryville Sessions

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: PK-12 Beginning Teachers

Dates: 8/5/2019 to 11/14/2019

MENTORS OF FIRST YEAR TEACHERS REGISTER HERE

Just as the quality of instruction that students receive has a tremendous impact on their performance, the quality of mentoring that new teachers receive can significantly influence their development. This system of support and optional in-district coaching provides a district with the infrastructure to develop a confident beginning teacher and capable mentor. Mentors will experience a two-day academy specifially for them to develop skills to support the growth and development of the novice teacher.

In-district support provided by NWRPDC staff, further supports a teacher's first year at a deeper, more individualized level. Please contact RPDC office for information.

Day 1 New Teacher and Mentor:
*Mentor Academy

Day 2 New Teacher and Mentor:
*Understanding the roles and responsibilities of mentors and new teachers
*Establishing relationships
*Lesson design

Day 3 Mentor Academy:
*Expanding coaching and feedback skills

Day 4 New Teacher and Mentor or Principal:
*Educational Speaker

BEGINNING TEACHERS MUST REGISTER SEPARATELY UNDER BEGINNING TEACHER LINK

Lunch included.
Optional one hour of graduate credit is available.

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

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-12 Special Education Teachers

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

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 July 22 & 23

38. New to School-Wide Positive Behavior Support?

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: PK-12 PBS New Team Members/Administrators

Dates: 8/8/2019

This one-day training is designed for staff and administrators that are new to a Northwest SW-PBS school/district. Participants will gain an understanding of the essential systemic pieces that make up SW-PBS and how they are being implemented in their new building. The knowledge gained from this session will assist the participant, and their school, in implementing School-Wide Positive Behavior Supports with fidelity.

Lunch will be provided.

39. Paraprofessional Training & Support

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5 Polo R-VII School District (Polo, MO)

Audience: PK-12 Para-Professionals

Dates: 8/14/2019

New
This hands-on, interactive workshop will concentrate on training for new and experienced para-professionals to be successful in their school assignments. Participants will be provided with a a tool box of strategies to assist with student behavior and instruction and building relationships with students. Time will also be spent reviewing their roles and responsibilities

Lunch included.

This training will also be offered on September 11.

40. Northwest Teacher Academy 2019-2020

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-12 educators

Dates: 8/30/2019 to 4/24/2020

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 30
October 28
November 18
December 10
February 24
March 31
April 24

Statewide Meetings at Lodge of the Four Seasons (You must register separately)
September 17-18
January 23


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

41. Missouri Post-Secondary Success Project Overview

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: Principals and Superintendents

Dates: 9/6/2019

Social-emotional learning has become a high priority for schools as they realize their students are lacking skills such as self-regulation and self-efficacy. The Missouri Post-Secondary Success Project (MOPSS) is aimed at helping teachers develop the skills they need to assist their students in developing self-regulation and self-efficacy. MOPSS is a free professional development initiative made possible through a partnership between DESE and the University of Kansas. The project provides elementary through high school teachers with training and on-site coaching as they learn to embed social-emotional skill development into their content area.

In this session, Elise Heger from the University of Kansas will provide an overview of the project, as well as, strategies for developing self-regulation and self-efficacy in students.

This is an overview session for principals and superintendents.

42. NEW to MAP-A Training

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-12 special education teachers and administrators

Dates: 9/10/2019 to 9/18/2019

New
This training is for Special Education personnel who are NEW to the administration of the MAP-A or those who need to be familiar with the process.

The first day, participants will learn:
* how the various levels of the MAP work together to create a dynamic test for each individual student
* how to select appropriate Essential Elements based upon the blueprint and the grade level
* how to integrate Instructionally Relevant Testlets into the classroom instruction regularly
* how to use Educator Portal
* what equipment will be necessary for students to complete this assessment.
Additionally, participants will also become familiar with the compliance components related to the MAP-A.

The second day will include:
* choosing Essential Elements to assess student skills
* reviewing any changes made to the KITE Suite
* discussing important dates to remember
* reviewing how to integrate instructionally relevant testlets into daily instruction
* reviewing administrator certification tests

*Participants will need to bring their school calendars or lesson plan book which will be used as they develop a plan and their own "to do list" for administration of the MAP-A during the 2019-20 school year.
*Participants MUST also download and PRINT the latest version of the Test Administration Manual and the Accessibility Manual.
*Each participant will need to bring a laptop with paper copies or electronic access to the Essential Elements for their particular grade.
A link will be sent to each participant for these documents closer to the training dates.


Lunch provided.

43. Beginning Teacher Assistance Program - Late Hires

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: PK-12 Beginning Teachers

Dates: 9/11/2019 to 2/18/2020

NEW TEACHERS REGISTER HERE

Just as the quality of instruction that students receive has a tremendous impact on their performance, the quality of mentoring that new teachers receive can significantly influence their development. This system of support and optional in-district coaching provides a district with the infrastructure to develop a confident beginning teacher and capable mentor. This series meets the Initial Professional Certification (IPC) requirement of participating in a beginning teacher assistance program and aligns to the new Missouri Teacher Standards.

In-district support provided by NWRPDC staff, further supports a teacher's first year at a deeper, more individualized level. Please contact RPDC office for information.

Day 1 New Teacher and Mentor:
*Classroom management and Diverse Classroom
*Understanding the roles and responsibilities of mentors and new teachers
*Establishing relationships

Day 2 New Teacher and Principal:
*Parent/Teacher Conferences
*Lesson design/questioning
*Getting to know the New Teacher Standards
*Certification-Professional Development Plan
*Educational Law-MSTA Attorney

Day 3 New Teacher and Mentor or Principal:
*Educational Speaker

Day 4 New Teacher:
*Lesson design/engagement
*End of year procedures
*Reflect on year one and plan for year two

MENTORS MUST REGISTER SEPARATELY UNDER MENTOR LINK

Lunch included.
Optional two hours graduate credit is available.

44. Beginning Teacher Assistance Program - Late Hires

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: PK-12 Beginning Teachers

Dates: 9/11/2019 to 2/19/2020

NEW TEACHERS REGISTER HERE

Just as the quality of instruction that students receive has a tremendous impact on their performance, the quality of mentoring that new teachers receive can significantly influence their development. This system of support and optional in-district coaching provides a district with the infrastructure to develop a confident beginning teacher and capable mentor. This series meets the Initial Professional Certification (IPC) requirement of participating in a beginning teacher assistance program and aligns to the new Missouri Teacher Standards.

In-district support provided by NWRPDC staff, further supports a teacher's first year at a deeper, more individualized level. Please contact RPDC office for information.

Day 1 New Teacher and Mentor:
*Classroom management and Diverse Classroom
*Understanding the roles and responsibilities of mentors and new teachers
*Establishing relationships

Day 2 New Teacher and Principal:
*Parent/Teacher Conferences
*Lesson design/questioning
*Getting to know the New Teacher Standards
*Certification-Professional Development Plan
*Educational Law-MSTA Attorney

Day 3 New Teacher and Mentor or Principal:
*Educational Speaker

Day 4 New Teacher:
*Lesson design/engagement
*End of year procedures
*Reflect on year one and plan for year two

MENTORS MUST REGISTER SEPARATELY UNDER MENTOR LINK

Lunch included.
Optional two hours graduate credit is available.

45. Mentor - Beginning Teacher Program - Late Hire

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: PK-12 Beginning Teachers

Dates: 9/11/2019 to 11/14/2019

MENTORS OF FIRST YEAR TEACHERS REGISTER HERE

Just as the quality of instruction that students receive has a tremendous impact on their performance, the quality of mentoring that new teachers receive can significantly influence their development. This system of support and optional in-district coaching provides a district with the infrastructure to develop a confident beginning teacher and capable mentor. Mentors will experience a two-day academy specifially for them to develop skills to support the growth and development of the novice teacher.

In-district support provided by NWRPDC staff, further supports a teacher's first year at a deeper, more individualized level. Please contact RPDC office for information.

Day 1 New Teacher and Mentor:
*Mentor Academy
*Understanding the roles and responsibilities of mentors and new teachers
*Establishing relationships

Day 2 Mentor Academy:
*Expanding coaching and feedback skills

Day 3 New Teacher and Mentor or Principal:
*Educational Speaker

BEGINNING TEACHERS MUST REGISTER SEPARATELY UNDER BEGINNING TEACHER LINK

Lunch included.
Optional one hour of graduate credit is available.

46. SW-PBS Tier 2 Level 1 - Coaches Meetings

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: SW-PBS Tier 2 Advanced Team Members

Dates: 9/17/2019 to 2/25/2020

**CLOSED REGISTRATION - BY INVITATION ONLY
SW-PBS Coaches/Teams of Tier 2, Advanced schools will meet together to learn about designing a complete Tier 2 system of support for students and network together to share successful SW-PBS practices. During this training, teams receive a continuation of Tier 2 purposes, research, and intervention examples. Teams will work to develop Social Skills Lessons intervention.

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

Lunch will be provided.
$50 per person per session

47. Experienced MAP-A Training

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-12 special education teachers and administrators

Dates: 9/18/2019

New
This training is for the Special Education personnel who have previously been trained to administer the MAP-A.

Participants will review:
* choosing Essential Elements to assess student skills
* any changes made to the KITE Suite
* important dates to remember
* how to integrate instructionally relevant testlets into daily instruction
* compliance components related to the MAP-A
* administrator certification tests

*Participants will need to bring their school calendars or lesson plan book which will be used as they develop a plan and their own "to do list" for administration of the MAP-A during the 2098-20 school year.
*Participants MUST also download and PRINT the latest version of the Test Administration Manual and the Accessibility Manual.
*Each participant will need to bring a laptop with paper copies or electronic access to the Essential Elements for their particular grade.
A link will be sent to each participant for these documents closer to the training dates.


Lunch provided.

48. MENTOR of Second-Year Teacher - Maryville

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: PK-12 second year teachers

Dates: 9/19/2019

MENTORS OF SECOND YEAR TEACHERS REGISTER HERE

Continued support is available for both the second-year teacher and mentor in year two of the two-year induction process. This training will aid teachers in extending their professional skills aligned to the Missouri Teacher Standards with a focus on classroom culture, 21st century learners, and student/teacher relationships.

In-district support provided by NWRPDC staff, further supports a teacher's second year at a deeper, more individualized level. Please contact RPDC office for information.

Day 1 - Second year teacher and mentor
Day 2 - Second year teacher and administrator

SECOND YEAR TEACHERS MUST REGISTER SEPARATELY UNDER TEACHER LINK

Lunch is provided.

49. Second-Year Teacher Induction - Maryville

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: PK-12 second year teachers

Dates: 9/19/2019 to 11/19/2019

SECOND YEAR TEACHERS REGISTER HERE

Continued support is available for both the second-year teacher and mentor in year two of the two-year induction process. This training will aid teachers in extending their professional skills aligned to the Missouri Teacher Standards with a focus on classroom culture, 21st century learners, and student/teacher relationships.

In-district support provided by NWRPDC staff, further supports a teacher's second year at a deeper, more individualized level. Please contact RPDC office for information.

Day 1 - Second year teacher and mentor
Day 2 - Second year teacher and administrator

MENTORS MUST REGISTER SEPARATELY UNDER MENTOR LINK

Lunch is provided.
This training supports Missouri Teacher Standards: 8.2, 9.1

50. SW-PBS Tier 2 Social Skills Intervention Groups - Coaches Meetings

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: SW-PBS Tier 2 Advanced Team Members

Dates: 9/19/2019 to 2/27/2020

**CLOSED REGISTRATION - BY INVITATION ONLY
SW-PBS Coaches/Teams of Tier 2, Advanced schools will meet together to learn about designing a complete Tier 2 system of support for students and network together to share successful SW-PBS practices. During this training, teams receive a continuation of Tier 2 purposes, research, and intervention examples. Teams will work to develop Social Skills Lessons intervention.

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

Lunch will be provided.
$50 per person per session

51. SW-PBS Tier 3 Maintenance Advanced - Coaches Meetings

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: PBS Tier 3 Advanced Team Members

Dates: 9/24/2019 to 3/31/2020

**CLOSED REGISTRATION - BY INVITATION ONLY
This session is offered by the SW-PBS Consultants for schools that have completed their Tier 3 training levels. The purpose of this session is to provide information to keep teams, coaches, and administrators up to date on the latest training materials, research, and strategies for SW-PBS Implementation. Information on all tiers will be presented with the main focus on supporting schools for Tier 3 systems. Time will also be used for networking and questions.

52. SW-PBS Tier 2 Advanced Maintenance - Coaches Meetings

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: PBS Tier 2 Advanced Team Members

Dates: 9/25/2019 to 3/6/2020

**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.

53. MENTOR of Second-Year Teacher - Trenton

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: PK-12 second year teachers

Dates: 9/26/2019

MENTORS OF SECOND YEAR TEACHERS REGISTER HERE

Continued support is available for both the second-year teacher and mentor in year two of the two-year induction process. This training will aid teachers in extending their professional skills aligned to the Missouri Teacher Standards with a focus on classroom culture, 21st century learners, and student/teacher relationships.

In-district support provided by NWRPDC staff, further supports a teacher's second year at a deeper, more individualized level. Please contact RPDC office for information.

Day 1 - Second year teacher and mentor
Day 2 - Second year teacher and administrator

SECOND YEAR TEACHERS MUST REGISTER SEPARATELY UNDER TEACHER LINK

Lunch is provided.

54. Second-Year Teacher Induction - Trenton

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: PK-12 second year teachers

Dates: 9/26/2019 to 11/21/2019

SECOND YEAR TEACHERS REGISTER HERE

Continued support is available for both the second-year teacher and mentor in year two of the two-year induction process. This training will aid teachers in extending their professional skills aligned to the Missouri Teacher Standards with a focus on classroom culture, 21st century learners, and student/teacher relationships.

In-district support provided by NWRPDC staff, further supports a teacher's second year at a deeper, more individualized level. Please contact RPDC office for information.

Day 1 - Second year teacher and mentor
Day 2 - Second year teacher and administrator

MENTORS MUST REGISTER SEPARATELY UNDER MENTOR LINK

Lunch is provided.
This training supports Missouri Teacher Standards: 8.2, 9.1

55. Compliance Network: 1st and 2nd Year Special Education Directors

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: Varies (Varies, MO)

Audience: 1st & 2nd Year SPED Directors

Dates: 9/27/2019 to 4/2/2020

Northwest RPDC and Kansas City RPDC Centers are sponsoring this four-day network. Two sessions will be held in St. Joseph and two sessions will be held in Kansas City.

Join us quarterly for a more in-depth look on topics that impact New Special Education Directors. Time will be allowed for collaborating and problem solving on issues of concern.

* Understanding the Standards and Indicators Manual/Understanding Your district's Special Education Profile
* Eligibility Determination with Emphasis on OHI/ Writing Compliant Evaluation Reports
* Tiered Monitoring/File Reviews/Timelines
* Hot Topics, End of the Year Deadlines, Data-driven decision making
* Additional topics of interest

Sept. 27 - St. Joseph
Dec. 9 - Kansas City
Feb. 26 - Kansas City
Apr. 2 - St. Joseph

Presenters: Bailey Tenneson, KC-RPDC and Lauren Struthers, NW-RPDC
Lunch on your own
Optional graduate available

56. Northwest Teacher Academy Graduates 2019-2020

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: Past Teacher Academy Participants

Dates: 9/27/2019 to 3/23/2020

The Missouri Teacher Academy Graduate program allows participants to continue to deepen knowledge gained from the Teacher Academy program. It is a natural progression to building teacher leaders for your school district. Attendees continue to acquire research-based best practices aligned to the Missouri Learning Standards and Missouri State Teacher Standards. Building The Artisan Teacher will be the focus for the 2018-2019 school year.

Participation requires four release days for regional meetings and one Statewide Kickoff meeting, July 18 & 19 in Lake Ozark. Mike Rutherford will be the trainer for the statewide kickoff. You must register separately for the Teacher Academy Graduates Kickoff.

Tuition, travel expenses, and substitutes will be the responsibility of the school or individual.

Optional two hours of graduate credit available

57. Collegial Conversations

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 4 Various Locations (various, MO)

Audience: Past Teacher Academy Participants

Dates: 9/30/2019 to 3/6/2020

Due to increased teacher requests, the NWRPDC would like to offer a professional development opportunity for teachers who desire to have collegial conversations around high leverage instructional practice.

This year's focus will be a facilitated book study of A School Leader's Guide to Standards-Based Grading by Tammy Heflerbower, Philip Warrick, & Jan K. Hoegh. Participants will learn to assess and report student performance based on prioritized standards while 'discovering reliable, practical methods for analyzing what students have learned and gain effective strategies for offering students feedback on their progress' as a result of this book study.

Intended Outcomes:
* Distinguish between standards-based and standards-referenced grading, and examine the basis of each.
* Understand the research and reasoning for standards-based grading, and read other educators' accounts of applying it in their schools.
* Examine current grading practices, and identify ways to ensure grades accurately reflect students' strengths and weaknesses.
* Discover how to improve student achievement through meaningful, measurable, and accurate reporting.
* Address the role of exceptional learners-students with special needs, English learners, and gifted and talented students-in the assessment process.
Optional graduate credit available

58. 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: 10/1/2019 to 3/11/2020

**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

59. SW-PBS Sustainability

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: SW-PBS Team Members

Dates: 10/2/2019 to 4/2/2020

**CLOSED REGISTRATION - BY INVITATION ONLY
These sessions are for SW-PBS school coaches, team leaders, team members, and administrators of schools actively implementing School-Wide Positive Behavior Support. Teams will be given the opportunity to network and share successful SW-PBS practices.

Lunch will be provided.

60. Speech-Language Eligibility Criterion

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Dates: 10/4/2019

This session will provide an overview and update of the proposed speech-language eligibility criterion changes to the Missouri State Plan. This session will provide background on the collaborative work and rationale for changes resulting from the workgroup of SLPs, special education administrators, DESE and other stakeholders. This session will be presented by Pat Jones,Beth, McKerlie, and Diane Golden.

Learning objectives for this training are:
1. Participants will be better informed of the proposed eligibility criterion changes.
2. Participants will be able to identify specific changes that will need to be made in local procedures used for speech-language eligibility determinations.
3. Participants will be able to identify resources to assist in eligibility determinations.

61. Speech Implementer Training

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Dates: 10/4/2019

This training is for any Local Education Agency (LEA) using the Speech Implementer Model for the 2019-2020 school year. Superintendents, speech implementers and supervising speech pathologists should attend. Roles and responsibilities of the supervisory speech-language pathologist and speech implementer will be outlined. Specific strategies for facilitation of speech and language goals, service delivery, record keeping, data collection methods, generalization strategies and behavior management techniques will be covered. This training will be presented by Pat Jones,Beth, McKerlie, and Diane Golden.

Learning objectives for this training are:
1. Participants will be better able to understand the differences between the roles of the speech implementer and the speech/language pathology assistant as well as understand the roles of the supervising speech-language pathologist.
2. Participants will be able to identify facilitation techniques for student IEP goals, data collection methods and other record keeping.
3. Participants will be able to identify behavior modification techniques, and generalization strategies.

62. Special Education Teacher Network

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: Varies (Varies, MO)

Audience: ECSE & K-12 SPED teachers or directors

Dates: 10/8/2019 to 4/1/2020

This network provides the special education teacher with opportunities to explore academic, emotional and curricular elements that impact their daily life, as well as their students. Each session will include DESE up-dates and Current Trends in Special Education. The intent of these sessions will be to develop students capable of independent success by providing teachers with practical, ready to use evidence based practices. The information shared will be appropriate for all grade levels of Special Education teachers. The intended focus listed below for each date may be modified to fit participants needs.

> Oct. 8 - OHI and Quality Eligibility: How Do We Know?
> Dec. 6 - Functional Behavioral Needs: A Way of Being Proactive versus a Formal FBA
> Feb. 13 - Using Data and Assistive Technology to Access the Standards
> Apr. 1 - Promoting Independence in Students

Lunch will be provided
Optional graduate available

63. 6-8 Science Network: Learning & Growing Together for Success

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: 6-8 Science Teachers

Dates: 10/11/2019 to 4/17/2020

The new Science Missouri Learning Standards Grade/Course Level Expectations (MOLSEs) are performance expectations that were influenced by the Next Generation Science Standards. These expectations are composed of a 3-deminsioinal type of learning that identifies content and science and engineering practices that all students should know and be able to do in each grade/course level. The approach to teaching these new standards will shift teachers' current instructional practices.
This network is an opportunity for teachers to collaborate with grade/course level peers in the understanding of this shift in the Missouri Learning Standards Expectations. Participants will analyze, define the components within the performance expectations, explore instructional strategies to implement expectations effectively with their students and analyze assessment items. Opportunities to reflect and share resources and strategies will be provided and encouraged.

Network Sessions:
> Session 1: October 11 (Earth Science)
> Session 2: December 13 (Physical Science)
> Session 3: February 21 (Life Science)

> Session 4: April 17 (State Assessment)

If you are interested in attending only one or two days of this network, please contact RPDC for cost and registration (660-562-1995)

Lunch included.
Optional graduate credit is available if attend all four sessions

64. SW-PBS Tier 3 Advanced - Coaches Meetings

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: SW-PBS Tier 3 Level 1Team Members

Dates: 10/15/2019 to 3/19/2020

**CLOSED REGISTRATION - BY INVITATION ONLY
This training is intended for MO SW-PBS schools that have already completed the first year of Tier 3 training.


The purpose of these sessions is to assist school teams that are already experienced in FBA-BIP to further develop a team-based approach to intensive, individualized behavior support. Focus will be on-going guided practice with the FBA-BIP process & a deeper understanding of using effective strategies when developing the behavior plan. Teams will have the opportunity to participate in case-study examples & learn about ISIS-SWIS. In depth study of data collection & metric selection, exploration of research, managing & organizing student file information, and analyzing systems & practices for data management & decision making. Additional topics for these trainings will include monitoring fidelity of implementation, determining the extent to which stakeholders value interventions currently in place using social validity data, working to engage & support families of students receiving Tier 3 interventions, evaluating outcomes, and impact of intervention on student achievement.

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

Lunch will be provided.

65. Northwest Curriculum Directors Network 2019-20

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: District Curriculum Corrdinators

Dates: 10/17/2019 to 3/19/2020

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.

66. Instructional Practices Inventory

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: Building Administrators/Lead Teachers

Dates: 10/30/2019

A Process for Observing Student Engaged Learning for School Improvement Initiatives led by Dr. Jerry Valentine

The Instructional Practices Inventory is a process for:
*collecting data about student cognitive engagement during class time
*organizing the data into user-friendly strands
*collaborative study of the data so classroom teachers can more effectively design and implement quality learning experiences for their students

Participants will learn the IPI categories of engagement and the protocols for data collection in the morning. In the afternoon, participants will apply the observation coding protocols in actual school classrooms followed by discussion.

Lunch provided.

67. SW-PBS Tier 2 Level 1 - Coaches Meetings

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: SW-PBS Tier 2 Advanced Team Members

Dates: 11/4/2019 to 9/17/2020

**CLOSED REGISTRATION - BY INVITATION ONLY
SW-PBS Coaches/Teams of Tier 2, Advanced schools will meet together to learn about designing a complete Tier 2 system of support for students and network together to share successful SW-PBS practices. During this training, teams receive a continuation of Tier 2 purposes, research, and intervention examples. Teams will work to develop Social Skills Lessons intervention.

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

Lunch will be provided.
$50 per person per session

68. SW-PBS Advanced - Check & Connect

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: Administrator/Teacher Leadership Teams

Dates: 1/9/2020 to 4/3/2020

**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