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1. 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

2. 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

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

3. 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

4. Summer Leadership Conference 2019

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Dates: 6/3/2019

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

5. Getting Started with Standards Based Grading & Proficiency Scales

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5 Trenton R-9 School District (Trenton, MO)

Audience: K-12 Educators, Administrators

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

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 July 23 & 24

6. 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.

7. 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

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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

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

11. 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


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

12. 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
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

13. Pathways to Reading Year 1

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-6 classroom, special education, title 1, ESL educators

Dates: 6/17/2019 to 6/25/2019

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

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

Optional two hours summer graduate credit is available.

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

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

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

Dates: 6/18/2019

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

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

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: 6-8 Writing/ELA Teachers

Dates: 6/18/2019

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

16. 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

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

17. Facilitating Organizational Energy for Change

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

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

Dates: 6/20/2019

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

18. 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.

19. 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

20. 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

21. 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

22. 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

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.

23. 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

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.

24. 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

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.

25. 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

26. 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, "½I'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.

27. 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.

28. 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


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

29. 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

30. 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
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.

31. 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.

32. 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 11/15/2019

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.

33. 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 ½½½½ 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

34. 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.

35. 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

36. 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.

37. Co-Teaching: Deepening the Power of Two

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5 To Be Determined (To Be Determined, 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.

38. 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

39. 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.

40. 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.

41. 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.

42. 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.

43. 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.

44. 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.

45. 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 30 & 31

46. 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.

47. 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.

48. Beginning Teacher Assistance Program - Late Hires

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: PK-12 Beginning Teachers

Dates: 9/1/2019 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.

49. 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.

50. 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.

51. 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.

52. 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

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

New
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