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1. 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.

2. Beginning Teacher Assistance Program - Trenton Sessions

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: PK-12 Beginning Teachers

Dates: 8/8/2018 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.

3. 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.

4. Mentor - Beginning Teacher Program - Trenton Sessions

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

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.

5. Leadership Academy - Northwest RPDC

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: Varies (Varies, MO)

Audience: Building Leaders in year 3 and beyond

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

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

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

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

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


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

6. Northwest Teacher Academy 2018-2019

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-12 educators

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

MUST COMPLETE TEACHER ACADEMY APPLICATION & BE ACCEPTED BEFORE ENROLLING

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

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

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


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

7. Beginning Teacher Assistance Program - Late Hires

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: PK-12 Beginning Teachers

Dates: 9/5/2018 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
*Understanding the roles and responsibilities of mentors and new teachers
*Establishing relationships

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

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

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

MENTORS MUST REGISTER SEPARATELY UNDER MENTOR LINK

Lunch included.
Optional two hours graduate credit is available.

8. Beginning Teacher Assistance Program - Late Hires

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: PK-12 Beginning Teachers

Dates: 9/5/2018 to 2/12/2019

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
*Understanding the roles and responsibilities of mentors and new teachers
*Establishing relationships

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

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

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

MENTORS MUST REGISTER SEPARATELY UNDER MENTOR LINK

Lunch included.
Optional two hours graduate credit is available.

9. Mentor - Beginning Teacher Program - Late Hire

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: PK-12 Beginning Teachers

Dates: 9/5/2018 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
*Understanding the roles and responsibilities of mentors and new teachers
*Establishing relationships

Day 2 Mentor Academy:
*Expanding coaching and feedback skills

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

BEGINNING TEACHERS MUST REGISTER SEPARATELY UNDER BEGINNING TEACHER LINK

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

10. ACL Professional Learning Network Group 1

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: 2017-18 ACL-PLN Participants

Dates: 9/7/2018 to 3/1/2019

This is a continuation of the 2017-2018 Assessment Capable Learning Network

Participants will:
* deepen their learning, understanding and classroom application of the Seven Strategies of Assessment for Learning.
* collaborate with other highly committed teachers during the 4 cadre sessions
* receive 4 in-district coaching support sessions

Lunch, materials, and in-district visists included.

11. Establishing Professional Learning Communities

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: PLC Teams & Administrators

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

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

Participant fees are contracted through the RPDC.
Lunch included.

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

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: SW-PBS Tier 2 Advanced Team Members

Dates: 9/12/2018 to 2/26/2019

**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

13. SW-PBS Prep - Coaches Meetings

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5 Cameron City Hall (Cameron, MO)

Audience: PBS Prep Coaches

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

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

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

14. Biology Network: Learning & Growing Together for Success

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: 9-12 Science Teachers

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

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

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

Lunch included.
Optional graduate credit is available

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

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: SW-PBS Tier 3 Level 1Team Members

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

**CLOSED REGISTRATION - BY INVITATION ONLY

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

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

Lunch will be provided.
$50 per session

16. Early Childhood Network

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: PreK and Kindergarten Educators

Dates: 9/21/2018 to 3/22/2019

Pre-K & Kindergarten Teacher Collaborative Network

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

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

Lunch included.

17. SW-PBS Sustainability

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: SW-PBS Team Members

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

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

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

Lunch will be provided.

18. 6-8 Science Network: Learning & Growing Together for Success

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: 6-8 Science Teachers

Dates: 9/27/2018 to 3/7/2019

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

Network Sessions:
>Session 1: September 27, 2018 (Earth Science)
>Session 2: January 10, 2019 (Physical Science)
>Session 3: March 7, 2019 (Life Science)

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

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

19. Northwest Teacher Academy Graduates 2018-2019

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: Past Teacher Academy Participants

Dates: 9/27/2018 to 3/18/2019

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

Participation requires four release days for regional meetings and one Statewide Kickoff meeting, July 19 & 20 in Lake Ozark. Mike Rutherford will be the trainer for the statewide kickoff. You must register separately for the Teacher Academy Graduates Kickoff.

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

Optional two hours of graduate credit available

20. SW-PBS Emerging Advanced - Coaches Meetings

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: SW-PBS Year 2 Emerging Team Members

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

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

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

21. Grades 3-5 ELA & Math Network

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: 3-5 Teachers

Dates: 9/28/2018 to 3/11/2019

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

Lunch provided

22. Special Education Teacher Network

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: Varies (Varies, MO)

Audience: ECSE & K-12 SPED teachers or directors

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

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

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

Lunch will be provided.

Optional graduate available

23. Secondary Mathematics Network

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

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

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

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

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

Lunch provided.

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

24. Grade K-2 ELA & Math Network

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-2 Teachers

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

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

Lunch provided

25. Developing Professional Learning Communities with Continued Support

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: PLC Teams & Administrators

Dates: 10/11/2018 to 3/21/2019

**CLOSED REGISTRATION - BY INVITATION ONLY**
Research indicates in Professional Learning Communities effective collaboration focused on student learning is an essential component of highly successful schools. This year long training opportunity is designed for leadership teams consisting of the principal and teacher leaders continuing in 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 continue to 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.

26. SW-PBS Tier 2 Maintenance - Coaches Meetings

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5 Cameron City Hall (Cameron, MO)

Audience: PBS Tier 2 Advanced Team Members

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

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

27. Northwest Curriculum Directors Network 2018-19

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: District Curriculum Corrdinators

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

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

28. Reconnecting with PLC Processes Continuing Schools 2018-2019

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: PLC School Districts

Dates: 10/30/2018 to 2/26/2019

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.

29. Assessment Capable Learner Professional Learning Network Group 2

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 11/9/2018 to 3/13/2019

By increasing the number of Assessment Capable Learners in a classroom, you are reducing the number of adult-dependent learners and the number of compliant learners. Students with this growth mindset will be well prepared to meet the demands of the 21st Century.

We have designed this teacher leader network to support schools in their implementation of the 1.44 effect size practice of developing Assessment Capable Learners. Teachers will have the opportunity to not only learn the ACL craft, but also be able to collaborate with area teachers on effective instructional practice.

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 4 cadre sessions and receive 4 in-district coaching support sessions (October, December, February, May). The $300 participant fee includes book, materials, meals, and in-district coaching.

30. SW-PBS Tier 3 Advanced - Coaches Meetings

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: SW-PBS Tier 3 Level 1Team Members

Dates: 11/20/2018 to 2/11/2019

**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.

31. Reaching and Teaching Students with Dyslexia Level 2

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: Classroom, Reading, Special Education Teachers

Dates: 12/4/2018

Required prerequisite: Reaching and Teaching Students with Dyslexia Level I

This session will include hands-on application of the following topics:
* Going Deeper in Student Errors for Tier II
* Advanced Phonology
* Phonics and Orthographic Mapping for Decoding and Writing
* Building Vocabulary

Lunch provided

32. SW-PBS Advanced - Check & Connect

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5 Cameron City Hall (Cameron, MO)

Audience: Administrator/Teacher Leadership Teams

Dates: 12/5/2018 to 4/3/2019

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

Lunch on your own

33. Missouri Equity Lab

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Dates: 1/18/2019

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

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

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

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Location: 5 SJSD Maintenance Building (St. Joseph, MO) [map]

Audience: Grades 6-8 Science Teachers

Dates: 1/22/2019

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 $65 per session.

Day 1: October 25
* 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: December 6
* Analyze the Item Specifications for deep instruction application
* Analyze the new Science Practice test for instructional and assessment purposes

Day 3: January 22
* Write new assessment items for current unit of study
* Critique new assessment items

Lunch is provided

35. Missouri Model Districts Missouri Leadership Development System Session II

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: Missouri Model District Administrators

Dates: 1/22/2019

There are three dates for this training. Please register for EACH session separately.
  • October 22 or November 30 - Session I
  • January 22 or January 25 - Session II
  • February 26 or March 21 - Session III

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

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

    It is recommended that Administrators attend all three sessions.

  • 36. Professional Learning Leaders Training & Work Sessions

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Professional Development Committee Members & Administrators

    Dates: 1/24/2019

    The objectives of these sessions are to:
    * Support Administrators, PDC, and all building and district Leadership Teams in leading professional learning processes
    * Review best practices, guidelines and expectations in providing professional learning that impacts student success
    * Reflect on current district professional learning processes and to plan future professional learning

    Content:
    * Examining School Improvement Processes for Student Success
    * Missouri Professional Learning Guidelines
    * Missouri’s Commissioner’s Award for Professional Learning

    * Roles and Responsibilities of PDC and Building Leaders in New Teacher Induction, Mentoring, and Professional Learning
    * New Beginning Teacher Assistance Guidelines
    * Revised Mentor Standards
    * Planning for Context, Processes and Content in Professional Learning

    Target Audience: Teams including building administrators, PDC members, as well as representatives from additional building or district teams

    Lunch included

    37. Missouri Model Districts Missouri Leadership Development System Session II

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Missouri Model District Administrators

    Dates: 1/25/2019

    There are three dates for this training. Please register for EACH session separately.
  • October 22 or November 30 - Session I
  • January 22 or January 25 - Session II
  • February 26 or March 21 - Session III

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

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

    It is recommended that Administrators attend all three sessions.

  • 38. Reaching and Teaching Students with Dyslexia Level 3

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Classroom, Reading, Special Education Teachers

    Dates: 2/4/2019

    Ensuring Intervention for At-Risk Beyond Instruction: Going Deeper in Tier II and Determining Tier III

    Required prerequisite: Reaching and Teaching Students with Dyslexia Level 2

    This training will address the needs of at-risk readers/writers. Participants will leave with instructional strategies to put into place immediately. Topics include:
    * Using student strengths to guide instruction in vocabulary, writing/spelling, and comprehension for students with dyslexia characteristics
    * Develop deeper multi-sensory instruction to enhance learning
    * Exploring evidence based instructional strategies for effective reading/writing lessons

    Lunch provided

    39. Missouri Equity Lab

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Dates: 2/21/2019

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

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

    40. Missouri Model Districts Missouri Leadership Development System Session III

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Missouri Model District Administrators

    Dates: 2/26/2019

    There are three dates for this training. Please register for EACH session separately.
  • November 30 - Session I
  • January 22 or January 25 - Session II
  • February 26 or March 21 - Session III

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

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

    It is recommended that Administrators attend all three sessions.

  • 41. Missouri Model Districts Missouri Leadership Development System Session III

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Missouri Model District Administrators

    Dates: 3/21/2019

    There are three dates for this training. Please register for EACH session separately.
  • October 22 or November 30 - Session I
  • January 22 or January 25 - Session II
  • February 26 or March 21 - Session III

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

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

    It is recommended that Administrators attend all three sessions.

  • 42. Desired Results Developmental Profile- DRDP 2015

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Early Childhood Teachers, Paraprofessionals, and Administrators

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

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

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

    INTENDED AUDIENCE: Early Childhood Teachers, Paraprofessionals, and Administrators

    LUNCH PROVIDED