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1. Creating a Quality IEP using the New Missouri Learning standards

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-12 special education educators and aministrators

Dates: 7/6/2017 to 7/7/2017

Standards based IEPs help teachers stay focused on the skills needed for students to meet the demands of general education through the special education lens. Participants will delve into the Missouri Learning Standards for English Language Arts and Math with a focus on how to read them for interpretation into the IEP. Time will be spent reviewing and understanding the requirements needed in Standards Based Present Levels of Performance, investigating the Missouri Learning Standards, developing SMART goals and networking. Be prepared to share/write goals that fit a clear present level of academic performance.

Lunch on your own.
Optional one hour summer graduate credit is available.

This workshop supports Missouri Teacher Standard: 2.2

2. SW-PBS Reconnect

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5 Cameron City Hall (Cameron, MO)

Audience: PBS Tier 1 New Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 7/10/2017 to 3/28/2018

This series is designed for SW-PBS Tier 1 New Teachers and Administrators, as well as staff or teams needing a refresher
We recommend that a veteran PBIS team member attend with new members and of course, teams are most welcome.


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. 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 to ensure the greatest results.

Lunch will be provided.

3. New Teacher Induction - Maryville Sessions

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: PK-12 New teachers and their mentors

Dates: 8/1/2017 to 2/13/2018

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 specifically for them to develop skills to support the growth and development of the novice teacher. 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:
*New Teacher- Classroom management & organization
*Mentor - Mentor Academy Day 1

Day 2 New Teacher and Mentor:
*Preparation for the first day of school
*Establishing relationships

Day 3 New Teacher and Principal:
*Principal expectations
*Getting to know the New Teacher Standards
*Parent/Teacher Conferences
*Certification-Professional Development Plan

Mentor Academy Day 2:
*Expanding coaching and feedback skills

Day 4 New Teacher and Mentor or Principal:
*Calming the Chaos- Paul Gasser

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

BOTH THE NEW TEACHER AND MENTOR MUST REGISTER; MENTOR FEE WAIVED.
Mentor Academy is optional for mentors who attended the 2015 or 2016 sessions

Lunch included.
Optional two hours graduate credit is available.
This workshop supports Missouri Teacher Standards: 8.2, 9.1

4. Eureka Math Support Network Grades 3-5

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: 3-5 Math Educators using Eureka Math

Dates: 8/4/2017 to 4/5/2018

The Eureka Math Network is designed for teachers utilizing/implementing Eureka Math (Engage NY) curriculum. The focus of these networks will be supporting teachers in understanding how to use the curriculum, as well as exploring the individual modules.

As grade level cohorts we will:
> Explore the language of Eureka and strategies it uses to teach the skills
> Answer questions about pacing, fluency, and problem solving
> Facilitate time to collaborate with grade level colleagues

Lunch included.

5. Eureka Math Support Network Grades 6-8

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: 6-8 Math Educators using Eureka Math

Dates: 8/4/2017 to 3/29/2018

The Eureka Math Network is designed for teachers utilizing/implementing Eureka Math (Engage NY) curriculum. The focus of these networks will be supporting teachers in understanding how to use the curriculum, as well as exploring the individual modules.

As grade level cohorts we will:
> Explore the language of Eureka and strategies it uses to teach the skills
> Answer questions about pacing, fluency, and problem solving
> Facilitate time to collaborate with grade level colleagues

Lunch included.

6. Eureka Math Support Network Grades K-2

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-2 Math Educators using Eureka Math

Dates: 8/4/2017 to 4/9/2018

The Eureka Math Network is designed for teachers utilizing/implementing Eureka Math (Engage NY) curriculum. The focus of these networks will be supporting teachers in understanding how to use the curriculum, as well as exploring the individual modules.

As grade level cohorts we will:
> Explore the language of Eureka and strategies it uses to teach the skills
> Answer questions about pacing, fluency, and problem solving
> Facilitate time to collaborate with grade level colleagues

Lunch included.

7. New Teacher Induction - Trenton Sessions

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: PK-12 New teachers and their mentors

Dates: 8/7/2017 to 2/28/2018

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 specifically for them to develop skills to support the growth and development of the novice teacher. 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:
*New Teacher- Classroom management & organization
*Mentor - Mentor Academy Day 1

Day 2 New Teacher and Mentor:
*Preparation for the first day of school
*Establishing relationships

Day 3 New Teacher and Principal:
*Principal expectations
*Getting to know the New Teacher Standards
*Parent/Teacher Conferences
*Certification-Professional Development Plan

Mentor Academy Day 2:
*Expanding coaching and feedback skills

Day 4 New Teacher and Mentor or Principal:
*Calming the Chaos- Paul Gasser

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

BOTH THE NEW TEACHER AND MENTOR MUST REGISTER; MENTOR FEE WAIVED.
Mentor Academy is optional for mentors who attended the 2015 or 2016 sessions

Lunch included.
Optional two hours graduate credit is available.
This workshop supports Missouri Teacher Standards: 8.2, 9.1

8. Northwest Teacher Academy 2017-2018

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-12 educators

Dates: 8/28/2017 to 4/30/2018

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.

MUST COMPLETE TEACHER ACADEMY APPLICATION & BE ACCEPTED BEFORE ENROLLING
Please download the application from the NWRPDC website www.nwrpdc.org OR contact the RPDC office at 660-562-1995 to have an application mailed to you.

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

9. Leadership Academy - Northwest RPDC

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: Varies (Varies, MO)

Audience: Building Leaders in year 3 and beyond

Dates: 8/29/2017 to 4/10/2018

The focus of Leadership Academy is to ensure success of all students by building leadership capacity. This year-long experience develops effective leaders who:
*Demonstrate their roles as lead learners
*Develop and cultivate positive, productive professional relationships
*Develop skills to effectively develop teachers
*Create and sustain a culture of continuous improvement

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

The program includes includes 4 state meetings: Kickoff (June 12-14, 2017), Winter Meeting (Jan. 10-12, 2018) and Graduation (June 14-16, 2018 are held in Columbia and Outdoor Leadership Experience (Oct. 4-7, 2017) is held at Trout Lodge, Potosi, as well as 6 regional cohort meetings.

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

10. Teacher Academy Graduates 2017-2018

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: Past Teacher Academy Participants

Dates: 9/6/2017 to 4/3/2018

The Northwest Teacher Academy Graduates program allows participants to continue to deepen knowledge gained from the Teacher Academy program and is a natural progression to building lead teachers for your school district. Attendees will continue to acquire strategies on the latest research in best practices that align with Missouri Learning Standards and the Missouri State Teacher Standards. Focus will center around building the growth mindset with the integration of ACL components.

Lunch included.

Optional two hours of graduate credit available

11. GRADE 3 PLTW Launch Classroom Cohort

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5 Heartland Foundation (St. Joseph, MO) [map]

Audience: K-2 PLTW Launch Teachers

Dates: 9/7/2017 to 4/17/2018

REGISTRATION LIMITED TO THOSE WHO ATTENDED PLTW LAUNCH TRAINING IN THE SUMMER 2017 AND THOSE WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE COHORT DURING THE 2016-17 SCHOOL YEAR

Project Lead the Way Launch Classroom Teachers deliver PLTW Launch curriculum to kindergarten through fifth grade students. The classroom teachers represent a wide variety of backgrounds and share a passion for empowering students with the skills, knowledge, and habits of mind necessary for future success.

12. Second-Year Teacher Induction - Maryville

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: PK-12 second year educators and their mentors

Dates: 9/7/2017 to 11/30/2017

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.

Sept. 7 - Second year teacher and mentor
Nov. 30 - Second year teacher and administrator

BOTH THE SECOND YEAR TEACHER AND MENTOR MUST REGISTER; MENTOR FEE WAIVED.
Lunch is provided.

This workshop supports Missouri Teacher Standards: 8.2, 9.1

13. Early Childhood Network

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: PreK and Kindergarten Educators

Dates: 9/8/2017 to 3/9/2018

Pre-K & Kindergarten Teacher Collaborative Network

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

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

Lunch included.

14. Second-Year Teacher Induction - Trenton

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: PK-12 second year educators and their mentors

Dates: 9/12/2017 to 11/28/2017

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.

Sept. 12 - Second year teacher and mentor
Nov. 28 - Second year teacher and administrator

BOTH THE SECOND YEAR TEACHER AND MENTOR MUST REGISTER; MENTOR FEE WAIVED.
Lunch is provided.

This workshop supports Missouri Teacher Standards: 8.2, 9.1

15. Northwest Curriculum Directors Network 2017-18

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: District Curriculum Corrdinators

Dates: 9/13/2017 to 3/15/2018

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.

16. New Teacher Induction - Maryville Sessions

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: PK-12 New teachers and their mentors

Dates: 9/13/2017 to 2/13/2018

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 specifically for them to develop skills to support the growth and development of the novice teacher. 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:
*New Teacher- Classroom management & organization
*Establishing relationships
*Mentor - Mentor Academy Day 1

Day 2 New Teacher and Principal:
*Principal expectations
*Getting to know the New Teacher Standards
*Parent/Teacher Conferences
*Certification-Professional Development Plan

Mentor Academy Day 2:
*Expanding coaching and feedback skills

Day 3 New Teacher and Mentor or Principal:
*Calming the Chaos- Paul Gasser

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

BOTH THE NEW TEACHER AND MENTOR MUST REGISTER; MENTOR FEE WAIVED.
Mentor Academy is optional for mentors who attended the 2015 or 2016 sessions

Lunch included.
Optional two hours graduate credit is available.
This workshop supports Missouri Teacher Standards: 8.2, 9.1

17. New Teacher Induction - Trenton Sessions

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: PK-12 New teachers and their mentors

Dates: 9/13/2017 to 2/15/2018

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 specifically for them to develop skills to support the growth and development of the novice teacher. 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:
*New Teacher- Classroom management & organization
*Establishing relationships
*Mentor - Mentor Academy Day 1

Day 2 New Teacher and Principal:
*Principal expectations
*Getting to know the New Teacher Standards
*Parent/Teacher Conferences
*Certification-Professional Development Plan

Mentor Academy Day 2:
*Expanding coaching and feedback skills

Day 3 New Teacher and Mentor or Principal:
*Calming the Chaos- Paul Gasser

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

BOTH THE NEW TEACHER AND MENTOR MUST REGISTER; MENTOR FEE WAIVED.
Mentor Academy is optional for mentors who attended the 2015 or 2016 sessions

Lunch included.
Optional two hours graduate credit is available.
This workshop supports Missouri Teacher Standards: 8.2, 9.1

18. Developing Professional Learning Communities

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: PLC Teams & Administrators

Dates: 9/14/2017 to 3/20/2018

**CLOSED REGISTRATION - BY INVITATION ONLY**
Research indicates in Professional Learning Communities effective collaboration focused on student learning is an essential component of highly successful schools. One first step in the process of becoming a professional learning community is commitment to working collaboratively to achieve common goals. This year long training opportunity is designed for leadership teams consisting of the principal and teacher leaders in the second and third year of the MO professional learning communities model. Teams in the process of leading their school staff in effectively implementing the processes of professional learning and building a collaborative culture within their school will focus on the corollary questions: What do we want our students to know? How will we know if they have learned? What will we do if they learn or if they do no learn? How will we teach to ensure learning?

Participant fees are contracted through the RPDC.
Lunch included.

19. SW-PBS Tier 2 Maintenance - Coaches Meetings

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: PBS Tier 2 Advanced Team Members

Dates: 9/14/2017 to 2/22/2018

**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.

20. K-2 PLTW Launch Teacher Training

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-2 PLTW Launch Teachers

Dates: 9/19/2017 to 4/10/2018

REGISTRATION LIMITED TO THOSE WHO ATTENDED PLTW LAUNCH TRAINING IN THE SUMMER 2017 AND THOSE WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE COHORT DURING THE 2016-17 SCHOOL YEAR

Project Lead the Way Launch Classroom Teachers deliver PLTW Launch curriculum to kindergarten through fifth grade students. The classroom teachers represent a wide variety of backgrounds and share a passion for empowering students with the skills, knowledge, and habits of mind necessary for future success.

21. Establishing Professional Learning Communities

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: PLC Teams & Administrators

Dates: 9/19/2017 to 3/14/2018

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

Participant fees are contracted through the RPDC.
Lunch included.

22. SW-PBS Emerging Advanced - Coaches Meetings

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: SW-PBS Year 2 Emerging Team Members

Dates: 9/19/2017 to 3/2/2018

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

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

23. 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: 9/19/2017 to 3/21/2018

**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

24. GRADE 5 PLTW Launch Classroom Cohort

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5 Heartland Foundation (St. Joseph, MO) [map]

Audience: K-2 PLTW Launch Teachers

Dates: 9/21/2017 to 3/27/2018

REGISTRATION LIMITED TO THOSE WHO ATTENDED PLTW LAUNCH TRAINING IN THE SUMMER 2017 AND THOSE WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE COHORT DURING THE 2016-17 SCHOOL YEAR

Project Lead the Way Launch Classroom Teachers deliver PLTW Launch curriculum to kindergarten through fifth grade students. The classroom teachers represent a wide variety of backgrounds and share a passion for empowering students with the skills, knowledge, and habits of mind necessary for future success.

25. K-3 Continued Math Network

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: Participants from the K-2 Math Network

Dates: 9/21/2017 to 3/27/2018

This network is a contiuation of the 2016-17 MLS Math Network and is open only to those who participated last year.

These sessions will continue to focus on the new Missouri Grade-Level Expectations and Mathematical Practices. Participants will develop new and enhanced instructional strategies.

Lunch provided

26. K-3 Continued Math Network

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: Participants from the 3-5 Math Network

Dates: 9/21/2017 to 3/27/2018

This network is a contiuation of the 2016-17 MLS Math Network and is open only to those who participated last year.

These sessions will continue to focus on the new Missouri Grade-Level Expectations and Mathematical Practices. Participants will develop new and enhanced instructional strategies.

Lunch provided

27. 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: 9/21/2017 to 3/12/2018

**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.

28. GRADE 4 PLTW Launch Classroom Cohort

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5 Heartland Foundation (St. Joseph, MO) [map]

Audience: K-2 PLTW Launch Teachers

Dates: 9/26/2017 to 3/29/2018

REGISTRATION LIMITED TO THOSE WHO ATTENDED PLTW LAUNCH TRAINING IN THE SUMMER 2017 AND THOSE WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE COHORT DURING THE 2016-17 SCHOOL YEAR

Project Lead the Way Launch Classroom Teachers deliver PLTW Launch curriculum to kindergarten through fifth grade students. The classroom teachers represent a wide variety of backgrounds and share a passion for empowering students with the skills, knowledge, and habits of mind necessary for future success.

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

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: SW-PBS Tier 3 Level 1Team Members

Dates: 9/26/2017 to 3/27/2018

**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

30. Professional Learning Communities (PLC) - Year 3

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: PLC Year 3 Team Members & Administrators

Dates: 9/28/2017 to 3/23/2018

**CLOSED REGISTRATION - BY INVITATION ONLY**
Research indicates in professional learning communities effective collaboration focused on student learning is an essential component of highly successful schools. Third year schools will be evaluating their systems in place for fidelity and making adjustments as necessary for effective implementation. Topics will include building a system of instruction and intervention and using the PDSA wheel to monitor the cycle of continuous improvement.
Participant fees are contracted through the RPDC.
Lunch included.

31. SW-PBS Emerging Year 1 - Coaches Meetings

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: PBS Year 1 Emerging Team Members

Dates: 9/28/2017 to 3/14/2018

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

Lunch will be provided.
$50 per person per session

32. Special Education Teacher Network

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: Varies (Varies, MO)

Audience: ECSE & K-12 SPED teachers or directors

Dates: 10/16/2017 to 3/16/2018

This four-part special education teacher network will explore many of the academic, emotional, curricular and procedural elements that impact Special Education. Participants will discuss topics that impact their daily life, as well as their students. The information shared will be appropriate for all grade levels of Special Education teachers. Each session will include DESE up-dates, best practices, 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.

Topics covered include:
* Strategies for academic mastery
* Delving into Missouri Learning Expectations
* Steps in determining if a student is eligible for special services
* Application of the special education paperwork
* Focusing on creating learning opportunities through assistive technology
* Developing pro-active strategies for students with behavioral and sensory needs
* Focusing on specially designed instruction for diverse learners
* Preparing students with self advocacy skills to create more independent learners, additional topic chosen by participants

Lunch will be provided.

33. Advanced Leadership Academy 2017-2018

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: Alumni of Leadership Academy or St. Joseph Principal Cohort

Dates: 10/17/2017 to 2/20/2018

Northwest RPDC provides Leadership Academy or St. Joseph Principal Cohort graduates an opportunity to continue to network and learn with other "lead learners" in the Northwest region.

This ALA network will offer four regional meetings throughout the course of the school year, as well as attend the Powerful Learning Conference in January. As an ALA participant, you will also have the opportunity to attend any Leadership Academy State meetings. This gives you an opportunity to both, network with leaders throughout Missouri and to hear from keynote speakers the Academy brings to Missouri. Take the time to purposefully schedule your continued learning, as lead learner, to stay current on effective school improvement processes.

Lunch included.

34. Assessment Capable Learner Professional Learning Network

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 10/17/2017 to 5/31/2018

The most recent Administrator’s Conference featured Dr. John Hattie’s Visible Learning research, through the keynote of Kristin Anderson. Kristen outlined the impact of a .4 effect size in student success. As with any research, we know impact lies in the implementation fidelity of the practice. This ongoing ACL PLN is designed to develop Master ACL Teachers in your building/district. It will provide participants with an opportunity to learn and deepen their understanding, and classroom application, of the Seven Strategies of Assessment for Learning.

Who should you consider selecting to participate and represent your building/district?
* A teacher with demonstrated classroom effectiveness
* A teacher with a commitment to sustained professional growth and a growth mindset
* A teacher who demonstrates leadership, collaborative skills and is respected by their peers

Participants will collaborate with other highly committed teachers during 5 cadre sessions and receive 3 in-district coaching support sessions. The $300 participant fee includes book, materials, meals, and in-district coaching.

35. Biology Network: Preparing for Success on the New Assessment

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: 9-12 Science Teachers

Dates: 11/21/2017 to 5/7/2018

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

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

Lunch included.
Optional graduate credit is available

36. K-2 Math Network

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-2 Math Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 12/7/2017 to 3/28/2018

This network is designed for grade level bands to learn together and collaborate on best practices when it comes to math instruction. Time will be spent delving into the new Missouri Grade Level Expectations for math and align instructional strategies to ensure high student achievement. These sessions will focus on the Mathematical Practices, fact fluency, number sense, fractions, and develop strategies for students to be more engaged as they learn new math concepts.

Lunch provided

A network is also being offered for grade level band 3-5

37. 3-5 Math Network

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: 3-5 Math Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 12/8/2017 to 3/16/2018

This network is designed for grade level bands to learn together and collaborate on best practices when it comes to math instruction. Time will be spent delving into the new Missouri Grade Level Expectations for math and align instructional strategies to ensure high student achievement. The sessions will focus on the Mathematical Practices, fact fluency, number sense, fractions, and develop strategies for students to be more engaged as they learn new math concepts.

Lunch provided

A network is also being offered for grade level band K-2

38. Trauma-Informed Education Basics

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: Administrators, Teachers, Counselors, Social Workers, Nurses

Dates: 12/8/2017

Approximately 60% of adults in the U.S. report having experienced abuse or other difficult family situations in childhood, so we know that all schools have students enrolled who have experienced trauma. As a result, there is increasingly a call for schools to be “trauma informed.” But what does it mean to be trauma-informed, and why is it so important? How does trauma affect child development and impact academics and behavior? What role can adults in the school play in mitigating the impacts of trauma?

This introductory workshop will provide a basic foundation for educators who want answers to these questions. In addition, participants will gain an understanding of what is needed in order to create a trauma sensitive environment in their classrooms.

Lunch provided.
Please bring an electronic device to access shared resources online

39. Substitute Teacher Toolbox

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5 Cameron City Hall (Cameron, MO)

Audience: PK-12 Subsitutue Teachers

Dates: 1/8/2018

Are you a new or veteran substitute teacher desiring to either build or enhance your skills in dealing with the following classroom situations?
- Relationship Building
- Legal Concerns
- Classroom Management
- Dealing with Challenging Behaviors

This Substitute Teacher Toolbox workshop will provide strategies to address these issues plus a host of tips and tricks to make substitute teaching go smoothly.

Lunch will be provided

40. Science 101 Part 1: Understanding Our New Science MLEs

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-12 Educators and Adminstrators

Dates: 1/11/2018

I wonder if Will Rodgers was thinking about the new Science Missouri Learning Expectations when he said, “Things aren’t what they used to be ….”. Join us as we:
* Explore the structure of the new Science MLEs
* Practice the 3-Dimensional learning: Practice, Core Idea, Cross-Cutting Concepts
* Unpack the MLEs for teacher and student success

Science 101 Part 2, How to Prepare Teachers & Students for Success will be offered on November 13 & February 27. You must register for it separately.

This session, Part 1, is a repeat of October 11.


Lunch will be provided

41. ELA EOC - Blended Writing

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

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

Dates: 1/16/2018

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

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

42. SW-PBS Tier 2 Level 1 (CICO)- Coaches Meetings

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: SW-PBS Tier 2 Level 1Team Members

Dates: 1/16/2018 to 4/10/2018

New
**CLOSED REGISTRATION - BY INVITATION ONLY
This series of four coaches meetings is designed for schools new to Tier 2. Teams will work on intensifying supports for students at-risk, mapping out a Tier 2 Action Plan, implementing a function-based intervention for students at-risk; and the implementation of The Behavior Education Program: Check-in/Check-out (CICO).

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

Lunch will be provided.

43. Grade 4 Teachers - Preparing Students for Writing Success

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

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

Dates: 1/17/2018

Session 1

NEW this year!
Spring, 2018, will be the first year 4th graders will be given a writing prompt for their Missouri Grade Level assessments. The MLE writing prompt assessment for 5th grade, has been moved to 4th grade. This workshop will support teachers preparing students to write with purpose using Missouri Scoring Guides. Participants will walk away with an understanding of quality writing ready to grow the student authors in their classrooms and “set them up for success” on their end of year MLE assessment.

Lunch provided.

This is also being offered on Feb. 1

44. Reconnecting with PLC Processes Continuing Schools

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: PLC School Districts

Dates: 1/17/2018 to 3/23/2018

Professional Learning Communities have provided many schools a process for continuous school improvement, but with all processes, it is important to constantly reflect and reconnect with current reality. This cohort will provide leadership teams from schools who have two or more years of training in the Missouri model for Professional Learning Communities continued support. Trainings will give school leadership teams time to build processes for monitoring evidence of the work being done in the school and develop systems for collaboration and the collection of that evidence. Teams will use the Missouri Professional Learning Communities Implementation Rubric to craft next steps for focus in their schools.

Lunch will be provided.

45. Professional Learning Leaders Training & Support Series

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: Professional Development Committee Members & Administrators

Dates: 1/19/2018 to 4/15/2018

The objectives of this series are to:
* Bring administration and PDC together as a Professional Learning Leadership team
* Review best practice in professional learning that impacts student achievement
* Reflect on current district professional development and to plan future district PD focused on student needs

Content to be explored through this series includes:
> Roles and Responsibilities of PDC and Building Leaders
> Missouri Professional Development Guidelines
> MSIP Professional Learning Expectations
> New Teacher Induction – Beginning Teacher Assistance Requirement
> Mentor role, responsibilities and training
> Commissioner’s Award for Excellence in Professional Learning
> Professional Development Plans
> PD Evaluation

Fee: $75 per person; lunch provided
Administrator's fee is wavied if atending with a team of 3


Time: 9:00am-2:00pm with optional team work time following

46. MEES: Planning and Facilitating a Meaningful Summative Conference

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-12 Administrators

Dates: 1/22/2018

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

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

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

YOU MUST REGISTER FOR EACH SESSION INDIVIDUALLY

Lunch not provided

47. Dyslexia: Screening and Planning for Academic Growth

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: Classroom, Title Reading, Special Education Teachers

Dates: 1/26/2018

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

Lunch included.

48. Grade 4 Teachers - Preparing Students for Writing Success

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

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

Dates: 2/1/2018

New
Session 1

NEW this year!
Spring, 2018, will be the first year 4th graders will be given a writing prompt for their Missouri Grade Level assessments. The MLE writing prompt assessment for 5th grade, has been moved to 4th grade. This workshop will support teachers preparing students to write with purpose using Missouri Scoring Guides. Participants will walk away with an understanding of quality writing ready to grow the student authors in their classrooms and “set them up for success” on their end of year MLE assessment.

Lunch provided.

This is also offered on Jan. 17

49. Reaching and Teaching Students with Dyslexia Level I

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: Classroom, Reading, Special Education Teachers

Dates: 2/6/2018

New
Is your student showing signs of dyslexia? What can you do to address the needs of struggling readers? This workshop will take a closer look into understanding, reaching and teaching students with reading difficulties that might be signs of dyslexia. The challenges of dyslexia may seem daunting, but there is good news. Early identification of dyslexia helps a student receive the assistance and resources they need to be successful. Time will be spent understanding signs of dyslexia and learning hands-on strategy development for effective instruction of students who show common characteristics of dyslexia.

Lunch included.

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

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

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-12 Educators and Adminstrators

Dates: 2/27/2018

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

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

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

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


Lunch will be provided

51. Reaching and Teaching Students with Dyslexia Level II

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: Classroom, Reading, Special Education Teachers

Dates: 3/19/2018

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

Lunch included.

52. SW-PBS Sustainability

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: SW-PBS Team Members

Dates: 3/20/2018

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

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

Lunch will be provided.

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

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-12 Administrators

Dates: 4/6/2018

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

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

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

YOU MUST REGISTER FOR EACH SESSION INDIVIDUALLY

Lunch not provided