Catalog: DESE

Search Options

Search Results (1 - 53 of 53)

1. 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

2. Transition Assessment Using Missouri Connections

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

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

Dates: 4/20/2018

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

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

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

Lunch provided

This training is also offered on April 27 in Maryville

3. Transition Assessment Using Missouri Connections

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Dates: 4/20/2018

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

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

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

Lunch provided

This training is also offered on April 20 in Trenton.

4. SW-PBS: Getting Started for Preparation Teams

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: SW-PBS Prep Teams

Dates: 5/23/2018 to 5/24/2018

Closed Registration - Invitation Only

Missouri School-wide Positive Behavior Support (MO SW-PBS) will be hosting a two-day training workshop for teams that have just committed to SW-PBS. The training includes an overview of school-wide positive behavior support, administrative support and leadership, creating a common purpose and approach to discipline, developing a clear set of positive school-wide expectations and procedures for ongoing monitoring. This training will guide teams to start their preparation year off on the right foot!

Lunch will be provided.
Optional graduate credit is available.

This workshop supports Missouri Teacher Standards: 5.1, 5.2, 5.3

5. Teaching Gifted Students-All Day, Every Day!

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-12 teachers and building administrators

Dates: 5/30/2018 to 5/31/2018

Who are the Gifted? What are their special needs? What is the responsibility of the school district in the identification and programming for gifted students? What should classroom teachers be doing to meet the needs of gifted students? Participants will explore answers to these questions, as well as considering strategies for working with parents of gifted children. This training will be interactive and include many hands-on activities.
Participants will:
* identify the unique intellectual, social and emotional needs of the gifted
* explore a variety of frameworks that provide qualitatively different experiences for the gifted learner
* create lessons which challenge and motivate the gifted learner

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

This class is also offered on June 27 & 28

Conference

6. Summer Leadership Conference 2018

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Dates: 6/1/2018

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

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

Breakout Sessions:
*DESE Assessment Updates
*Dyslexia Screening & Planning
*Foundations of Problem/Project Based Learning
*Deconstructing MO Learning Standards
*A Comprehensive Approach to Student Success
*Diffusing Disruptive Behavior in the Classroom
*Tips to Stay in SpEd Compliance
*A Leader’s Legal Guide to SY 18-19
*Reaching & Teaching Students with Dyslexia
*Changing Culture in Middle School Through PBS
*Check & Connect...The Journey
*Assistive Technology: Finding Solutions to Barriers
*Crisis Conversations
*How Do I Gain Initial Certification to be a Principal in the State of Missouri?

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

Lunch included

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

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-12 Core & Non-Core Teachers & Administrators

Dates: 6/6/2018

This workshop will focus on Arts Integration Across All Subject Areas as A Way to Increase Student Understanding and Engagement.
Presented by Tom Tobias, Arts Education Director, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education


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

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

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

8. Crack the Code of Critical Thinking

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: PK-12 teachers and building administrators

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

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

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

9. Pathways to Reading Year 2

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: Teachers with PTR training and experience

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

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

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

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

This workshop supports Missouri Teacher Standards: 1.1, 1.2

10. Tweaking Current Instructional Practices to Meet the New Science MLEs Grades 3-5 - Day 1

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: Grades 3-5 Science Teachers

Dates: 6/11/2018

In this three-day series, teachers will gain a deeper understanding of our new science MLEs, analyze important DESE resources to support instruction and practice writing new assessment items to meet the rigor of our new state assessment. You must register for each day separately. Participants registering for all three days will receive the discounted fee of $60 per session.

Day 1: June 11
* Gain a deeper understanding of the 8 practices and 7 cross-cutting concepts found within our new science MLEs
* Deconstruct the Science MLEs for deep understanding of its skills and knowledge
* Align new MLEs to current units of study


Day 2: June 12
* Analyze the Item Specifications for deep instruction application
* Analyze the new Science Practice test for instructional and assessment purposes

Day 3: June 13
* Write new assessment items for current unit of study
* Critique new assessment items

Lunch on your own
Optional 1 hour of graduate credit available if you attend 2 or more days.

Grades 6-8 New Science MLEs is offered on June 18-20

11. Tweaking Current Instructional Practices to Meet the New Science MLEs Grades 3-5 - Day 2

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: Grades 3-5 Science Teachers

Dates: 6/12/2018

In this three-day series, teachers will gain a deeper understanding of our new science MLEs, analyze important DESE resources to support instruction and practice writing new assessment items to meet the rigor of our new state assessment. You must register for each day separately. Participants registering for all three days will receive the discounted fee of $60 per session.

Day 1: June 11
* Gain a deeper understanding of the 8 practices and 7 cross-cutting concepts found within our new science MLEs
* Deconstruct the Science MLEs for deep understanding of its skills and knowledge
* Align new MLEs to current units of study

Day 2: June 12
* Analyze the Item Specifications for deep instruction application
* Analyze the new Science Practice test for instructional and assessment purposes


Day 3: June 13
* Write new assessment items for current unit of study
* Critique new assessment items

Lunch on your own
Optional 1 hour of graduate credit available if you attend 2 or more days.

Grades 6-8 New Science MLEs is offered on June 18-20

12. The Effective Math Classroom

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-8 Math Educators, Administrators

Dates: 6/13/2018 to 6/14/2018

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

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

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

This class is also offered on June 18 & 19 in Maryville

13. Tweaking Current Instructional Practices to Meet the New Science MLEs Grades 3-5 - Day 3

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: Grades 3-5 Science Teachers

Dates: 6/13/2018

In this three-day series, teachers will gain a deeper understanding of our new science MLEs, analyze important DESE resources to support instruction and practice writing new assessment items to meet the rigor of our new state assessment. You must register for each day separately. Participants registering for all three days will receive the discounted fee of $60 per session.

Day 1: June 11
* Gain a deeper understanding of the 8 practices and 7 cross-cutting concepts found within our new science MLEs
* Deconstruct the Science MLEs for deep understanding of its skills and knowledge
* Align new MLEs to current units of study

Day 2: June 12
* Analyze the Item Specifications for deep instruction application
* Analyze the new Science Practice test for instructional and assessment purposes

Day 3: June 13
* Write new assessment items for current unit of study
* Critique new assessment items


Lunch on your own
Optional 1 hour of graduate credit available if you attend 2 or more days.

Grades 6-8 New Science MLEs is offered on June 18-20

14. 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 & Administrators

Dates: 6/14/2018

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

This session will prepare schools to put into place the components needed to address legislation on dyslexia. We suggest attending as a team, administrator and teacher(s).

Lunch on your own

This session is also offered on August 7

15. 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 & Administrators

Dates: 6/18/2018

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

Lunch on your own
Optional 1 hour of graduate credit available if you also attend Dyslexia Level II. You must register for is separately.

This class is also offered on July 9 in Trenton

16. The Effective Math Classroom

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-8 Math Educators, Administrators

Dates: 6/18/2018 to 6/19/2018

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

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

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

This class is also offered on June 13 & 14 in Trenton

17. Tweaking Current Instructional Practices to Meet the New Science MLEs Grades 6-8 - Day 1

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: Grades 6-8 Science Teachers

Dates: 6/18/2018

In this three-day series, teachers will gain a deeper understanding of our new science MLEs, analyze important DESE resources to support instruction and practice writing new assessment items to meet the rigor of our new state assessment. You must register for each day separately. Participants registering for all three days will receive the discounted fee of $60 per session.

Day 1: June 18
* Gain a deeper understanding of the 8 practices and 7 cross-cutting concepts found within our new science MLEs
* Deconstruct the Science MLEs for deep understanding of its skills and knowledge
* Align new MLEs to current units of study


Day 2: June 19
* Analyze the Item Specifications for deep instruction application
* Analyze the new Science Practice test for instructional and assessment purposes

Day 3: June 20
* Write new assessment items for current unit of study
* Critique new assessment items

Lunch on your own
Optional 1 hour of graduate credit available if you attend 2 or more days.

Grades 3-5 New Science MLEs is offered on June 11-13

18. 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: 6/19/2018

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

Participants who attend this training must already have attended a Level I training for students with dyslexia.

Lunch on your own
Optional 1 hour of graduate credit available if you also attend Dyslexia Level I. You must register for is separately.

This class is also offered on July 10 in Trenton

19. Standards Based Grading & Proficiency Scales

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-12 Educators, Administrators

Dates: 6/19/2018 to 6/20/2018

New Domain Session
Standards-based grading is more than tweaking an existing grading system. Rather, it’s a revolution of existing curriculum, assessment, and reporting practices. In this training, we will lead participants through thoughtful and practical implementation of each element of an effective standards-based grading system—highlighting the potential pitfalls, opportunities, and challenges. Participants will understand:
- the rational and process for prioritizing standards
- the what, why, and how of proficiency scale development
- how to create and refine quality classroom-based assessments
- methods to figure meaningful grades

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

This class is also offered on July 24 & 25 in St. Joseph

20. Tweaking Current Instructional Practices to Meet the New Science MLEs Grades 6-8 - Day 2

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: Grades 6-8 Science Teachers

Dates: 6/19/2018

In this three-day series, teachers will gain a deeper understanding of our new science MLEs, analyze important DESE resources to support instruction and practice writing new assessment items to meet the rigor of our new state assessment. You must register for each day separately. Participants registering for all three days will receive the discounted fee of $60 per session.

Day 1: June 18
* Gain a deeper understanding of the 8 practices and 7 cross-cutting concepts found within our new science MLEs
* Deconstruct the Science MLEs for deep understanding of its skills and knowledge
* Align new MLEs to current units of study

Day 2: June 19
* Analyze the Item Specifications for deep instruction application
* Analyze the new Science Practice test for instructional and assessment purposes


Day 3: June 20
* Write new assessment items for current unit of study
* Critique new assessment items

Lunch on your own
Optional 1 hour of graduate credit available if you attend 2 or more days.

Grades 3-5 New Science MLEs is offered on June 11-13

21. Bringing Information and Technology Literacy to Our Classrooms

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: PK-6 teachers and building administrators

Dates: 6/20/2018 to 6/21/2018

Both information and technology literacy are critical 21st century skills necessary for our students to thrive in today’s world. Participants will learn ways to promote literacy in content areas. However, a primary focus will be how incorporate technology into their instruction and assessment while increasing cognitive engagement. These skills will be tied together through the use of active learning strategies that are applicable in any elementary classroom.

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

22. Tweaking Current Instructional Practices to Meet the New Science MLEs Grades 6-8 - Day 3

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: Grades 6-8 Science Teachers

Dates: 6/20/2018

In this three-day series, teachers will gain a deeper understanding of our new science MLEs, analyze important DESE resources to support instruction and practice writing new assessment items to meet the rigor of our new state assessment. You must register for each day separately. Participants registering for all three days will receive the discounted fee of $60 per session.

Day 1: June 18
* Gain a deeper understanding of the 8 practices and 7 cross-cutting concepts found within our new science MLEs
* Deconstruct the Science MLEs for deep understanding of its skills and knowledge
* Align new MLEs to current units of study

Day 2: June 19
* Analyze the Item Specifications for deep instruction application
* Analyze the new Science Practice test for instructional and assessment purposes

Day 3: June 20
* Write new assessment items for current unit of study
* Critique new assessment items


Lunch on your own
Optional 1 hour of graduate credit available if you attend 2 or more days.

Grades 3-5 New Science MLEs is offered on June 11-13

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

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-12 Teachers & Administrators

Dates: 6/25/2018 to 6/26/2018

New Domain Session
How can we reach all learners in a student-centered environment?
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.
Participants will:
* Understand PBL and its essential elements
* Learn the components of a project design
* Craft a PBL experience

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

24. Boot Camp for Special Education Educators

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-12 Special Education Teachers

Dates: 6/27/2018 to 6/28/2018

Are your or will you be a first year Special Education Teacher? Do you have little to no idea where or how to even begin? Are you a special Education Teacher looking for a refresher for your spirit, more efficient paperwork process or evidence based instruction? Boot camp for Special Education Teachers is a way to get a jump start on the new school year with effective tools ready to go. This course will explore the different areas of disabilities, as well as gain an understanding of a quality IEP.

Strategies will be provided to assist you in:
*Understanding the 16 categorical disabilities and how to unlock the best ways of teaching students
*Understanding, reading, and writing evaluation reports
*Scheduling
*Writing present levels and objectives within the IEP
*How to deal with challenges in the special ed context
*Writing Behavior Plans
*Electing/evaluating accommodations and modifications to help students be successful in the general education setting
*Using Evidence based practices for specialized instruction

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

This class is also offered on August 2 & 3 in Maryville

25. Professional Learning Communities: The 3 R's - Reflect, Re-energize, Reconnect

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: PLC Administrators and Team Leaders

Dates: 6/27/2018 to 6/28/2018

In Northwest Missouri, Professional Learning Communities has provided many schools a process for continuous school improvement, but with all processes, it is important to constantly reflect. This two day learning opportunity will provide time for administrators and teacher leaders to:
- reflect on their PLC experiences
- re-energize their commitment
- reconnect with tools that are used to measure implementation


If your school has made an investment in the Professional Learning Communities process, these two days will help your school to maintain the processes you have in place.

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

26. Teaching Gifted Students-All Day, Every Day!

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-12 teachers and building administrators

Dates: 6/27/2018 to 6/28/2018

Who are the Gifted? What are their special needs? What is the responsibility of the school district in the identification and programming for gifted students? What should classroom teachers be doing to meet the needs of gifted students? Participants will explore answers to these questions, as well as considering strategies for working with parents of gifted children. This training will be interactive and include many hands-on activities.
Participants will:
* identify the unique intellectual, social and emotional needs of the gifted
* explore a variety of frameworks that provide qualitatively different experiences for the gifted learner
* create lessons which challenge and motivate the gifted learner

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

This class is also offered on May 30 & 31

27. SW-PBS Reconnect

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: PBS Tier 1 New Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 6/27/2018 to 6/28/2018

This training is designed for SW-PBS Tier 1 New Teachers and Administrators, as well as staff or teams needing a refresher on implementing the system pieces. 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 two 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.

28. PLC Summer Academy Administrator Training

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: Leadership Teams consisting of 3 to 4 teacher leaders

Dates: 7/6/2018

This one day training is for building administrators implementing professional learning communities in their buildings. This workshop is designed to help administrators know their responsibilities as a building administrator and network with other administrators going through the process.

Lunch provided.

29. Reaching and Teaching Students with Dyslexia Level I

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: Classroom, Reading, Special Education Teachers & Administrators

Dates: 7/9/2018

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

Lunch on your own
Optional 1 hour of graduate credit available if you also attend Dyslexia Level II. You must register for is separately.

This class is also offered on June 18 in St. Joseph

30. Professional Learning Communities 2018 Summer Academy

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: Leadership Teams consisting of 3 to 4 teacher leaders

Dates: 7/9/2018 to 7/11/2018

If you are interested in this year long learning opportunity or just the summer academy, please contact the RPDC for fees.

Research indicates effective collaboration focused on student learning is an essential component of highly successful schools. This summer academy will help participant to understand the big ideas of a learning community:
- embrace learning for all
- build a culture of collaboration
- focus on results

The summer academy is designed for a team consisting of administrator and teacher leaders to commit to a cycle of continuous improvement. The academy will coach the team in developing leadership skills they will need in operating as a leadership team in their school.

Lunch provided.
Optional one hour summer graduate credit is available.

31. Reaching and Teaching Students with Dyslexia Level II

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: Classroom, Reading, Special Education Teachers

Dates: 7/10/2018

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

Participants who attend this training must already have attended a Level I training for students with dyslexia.

Lunch on your own
Optional 1 hour of graduate credit available if you also attend Dyslexia Level I. You must register for is separately.

This class is also offered on June 19 in St. Joseph

32. Improving Health and Education Outcomes for Missouri Youths

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-12 Teachers &Administrators

Dates: 7/11/2018 to 7/12/2018

Presented by Laura Beckmann, Director of Health, Physical Education and School Wellness, DESE

Participants will learn about the priority health risk behaviors affecting our students today and how each relates to a student’s academic success. Strategies and resources will be provided to assist schools in strengthening health and physical education curricula and programming as well as the school environment, putting multiple components of supports in place so that all students have the opportunity to be healthy, feel safe, and be actively engaged, supported, and challenged for academic success.

Training objectives:
1) Knowledge of national and state priority health risk behaviors among students today
2) Awareness of research focusing on the connection between specific health-related behaviors and academic achievement
3) Provision of strategies and resources to assist districts/schools in selecting or developing high-quality and effective Health and Physical Education curricula and programming practices that promote positive health behaviors
4) Expertise of comprehensive, evidence-based school health strategies, polices, and/or practices that can positively influence both student health behaviors and learning

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

33. Write- On! Grades K-2

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-2 Educators & Administrators

Dates: 7/12/2018

New Domain Session
Would you like to feel more confident in addressing student writing needs? Then, come explore the craft of writing using famous authors and develop lessons which inspire young authors. This engaging session will outline how to; set up time for writing, increase motivation/stamina, target student needs and use mentor text to build the craft of writing in every lesson.

Lunch on your own

Grades 3-5 Writing offered on July 13

34. Write- On! Grades 3-5

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: 3-5 Educators & Administrators

Dates: 7/13/2018

New Domain Session
Would you like to feel more confident in addressing student writing needs? Then, come explore the craft of writing using famous authors and develop lessons which inspire young authors. This engaging session will outline how to; set up time for writing, increase motivation/stamina, target student needs and use mentor text to build the craft of writing in every lesson.

Lunch on your own

Grades K-2 Writing offered on July 12

35. Reaching and Teaching Students with Dyslexia Level III

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: Classroom, Reading, Special Education Teachers

Dates: 7/16/2018 to 7/17/2018

Comprehension - Vocabulary - Writing

What can do to address the needs of at-risk readers/ writers? This training will investigate the challenges of teaching vocabulary, writing, and comprehension to students with characteristics of dyslexia. Understanding processing needs of these learners will ensure deeper multi-sensory instruction and how changing the teaching approach can change the brain. Active participation will be expected as participants practice instructional strategies for evidence based effective reading/writing lessons. You will leave with instructional strategies instruction to put into place immediately.

Participants who attend this training must already have attended Level I & Level II trainings for students with dyslexia.

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

36. Teaching Elementary Social Studies: Challenges and Opportunities

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-5 educators & administrators

Dates: 7/16/2018

This session is for K-5 grade levels

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

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

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

37. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-12 Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 7/17/2018 to 7/18/2018

In The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Signature Program, participants learn how to:
*take initiative
*balance key priorities
*improve interpersonal communication
*leverage creative collaboration
*apply principles for achieving a balanced life

Based on the proven principles found in Dr. Stephen R. Covey's best-selling business book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®, the Signature Program is training that helps your organization achieve sustained superior results by focusing on making individuals and leaders more effective. Participants gain hands-on experience, applying timeless principles that yield greater productivity, improved communication, strengthened relationships, increased influence, and laser-like focus on critical priorities.

Lunch included.
Optional one hour summer in-progress graduate credit is available.

This training supports Missouri Teacher Standards: 7.1, 7.2, 7.3

38. Pathways to Reading Year 1

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

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

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

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

Optional two hours summer graduate credit is available.


This workshop supports Missouri Teacher Standards: 1.1, 1.2

39. Transition Academy

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5 TBD, St. Joseph (St. Joseph, MO)

Audience: K-12 Special Education Teachers and Coordinators

Dates: 7/19/2018 to 7/20/2018

This training will assist Special Education professionals who work with all ages and skill levels to improve outcomes for students with disabilities. Topics will include:
> self-determination
> transition assessment
> developing activities and IEP goals to support post-secondary goals
> incorporating transition into all aspects of planning and instruction
> self-directed IEP planning

Strategies and resources to get your school involved in the Post—Secondary Success Program will be provided.

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

40. Kagan Structures for Engagement and Achievement

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: PreK-12 grade educators, administrators

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

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

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

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

Hotel/Housing information in Maryville, MO:

Red Roof Inn - 660-562-2002

Holiday Inn Express - 660-562-9949

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

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

41. Standards Based Grading & Proficiency Scales

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-12 Educators, Administrators

Dates: 7/24/2018 to 7/25/2018

New Domain Session
Standards-based grading is more than tweaking an existing grading system. Rather, it’s a revolution of existing curriculum, assessment, and reporting practices. In this training, we will lead participants through thoughtful and practical implementation of each element of an effective standards-based grading system—highlighting the potential pitfalls, opportunities, and challenges. Participants will understand:
- the rational and process for prioritizing standards
- the what, why, and how of proficiency scale development
- how to create and refine quality classroom-based assessments
- methods to figure meaningful grades

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

This class is also offered on June 19 & 20 in Trenton

42. Beginning Teacher Assistance Program - Trenton Sessions

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: PK-12 Beginning Teachers

Dates: 7/26/2018 to 2/12/2019

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
*Poverty

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.

43. Mentor - Beginning Teacher Program - Trenton Sessions

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: PK-12 Beginning Teachers

Dates: 7/26/2018 to 11/16/2018

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.

44. Co-Teaching: Increased Instructional Intensity

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-12 Co-Teaching Team Educators

Dates: 7/30/2018 to 7/31/2018

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 training with lesson plans ready to begin implementation.

* Participants must attend together as a Co-Teaching team

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

45. Boot Camp for Special Education Educators

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-12 Special Education Teachers

Dates: 8/2/2018 to 8/3/2018

Are your or will you be a first year Special Education Teacher? Do you have little to no idea where or how to even begin? Are you a special Education Teacher looking for a refresher for your spirit, more efficient paperwork process or evidence based instruction? Boot camp for Special Education Teachers is a way to get a jump start on the new school year with effective tools ready to go. This course will explore the different areas of disabilities, as well as gain an understanding of a quality IEP.

Strategies will be provided to assist you in:
*Understanding the 16 categorical disabilities and how to unlock the best ways of teaching students
*Understanding, reading, and writing evaluation reports
*Scheduling
*Writing present levels and objectives within the IEP
*How to deal with challenges in the special ed context
*Writing Behavior Plans
*Electing/evaluating accommodations and modifications to help students be successful in the general education setting
*Using Evidence based practices for specialized instruction

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

This class is also offered on June 27 & 28 in Trenton

46. 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 & Administrators

Dates: 8/7/2018

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

This session will prepare schools to put into place the components needed to address legislation on dyslexia. We suggest attending as a team, administrator and teacher(s).

Lunch on your own

This session is also offered on June 14

47. New to SW-Positive Behavior Supports?

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-12 PBS New Team Members/Administrators

Dates: 8/7/2018

This one day overview of SW-PBS is designed to educate new staff on the seven essential components of the PBS process. We highly recommend that a school's PBS coach, team member, or administrator attend with the new staff member as time will be allotted to share their school's artifacts and explain how the SW-PBS system works in their building/district.

Lunch will be provided.

48. Beginning Teacher Assistance Program - Maryville Sessions

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: PK-12 Beginning Teachers

Dates: 8/8/2018 to 2/13/2019

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
*Poverty

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.

49. Mentor - Beginning Teacher Program - Maryville Sessions

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: PK-12 Beginning Teachers

Dates: 8/8/2018 to 11/16/2018

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.

50. 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: 9/10/2018

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.

51. Second-Year Teacher Induction - Maryville

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: PK-12 second year teachers

Dates: 9/10/2018 to 11/27/2018

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

52. MENTOR of Second-Year Teacher - Trenton

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: PK-12 second year teachers

Dates: 9/11/2018

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.

53. Second-Year Teacher Induction - Trenton

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: PK-12 second year teachers

Dates: 9/11/2018 to 11/29/2018

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