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1. Tier 1 SW-PBS Preparation Phase Training - Day 5

Program: RPDC - South Central

Location: 6 S&T PCRMC Annex E113 Conference Room (Rolla, Mo) [map]

Audience: Current SW-PBS Preparation Phase schools only

Dates: 2/18/2019

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There are four dates for this workshop. You will need to register for EACH workshop separately.
  • October 10, 2018 - Day 3
  • December 3, 2018 - Day 4
  • February 18, 2019 - Day 5
  • April 12, 2019 - Day 6

    This series of four workshops is designed for Preparation Phase school teams (administrator and Tier 1 team minimum) beginning implementation of SW-PBS. Teams will meet together to learn about the essential components of SW-PBS, share progress towards creating the systems needed for future implementation of SW-PBS and network together to share developing SW-PBS practices.

    Presenter: Rebecca Roberts

    Lunch will be provided. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions at least seven days in advance.
  • 2. Math EOC Updates Grades 9-12

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Audience: Grade 9-12 Science Teachers

    Dates: 2/19/2019

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    This half-day session will be based on the 2019 practice tests and state feedback on 2018 results and will provide participants with a deeper understanding of our state assessment design in Mathematics. Participants will walk away with ideas to better prepare students for the assessment and resources to guide instruction.

    February 7 - St. Joseph
    * Grades 9-12 AM

    We are also hosting sesions for Grades 3-8 Math MAP Prep
    February 1 - Trenton
    * Grades 6-8 AM
    * Grades 3-5 PM

    March 12 - St. Joseph
    * Grades 6-8 AM
    * Grades 3-5 PM

    3. SW Region MLDS Developing Level Leader Series is happening! February 19: Hiring and Retaining the Best!

    Program: RPDC - Southwest

    Location: Park Central Office Building (ROOM 112) (Springfield, MO)

    Audience: Principals, Asst. Principals, Directors

    Dates: 2/19/2019

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    The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is designed to support school leaders from aspiring to retiring! In this Developing Level training, participants will engage in four (4) MLDS learning experiences:

    Foundations of Interpersonal Relationships

    Attracting and Retaining Teacher Talent

    Elements of Teaching Quality

    Orientation, Onboarding and Induction of New Staff

    Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    *Lunch Break-Downtown Springfield

    For more information, please contact Annette Cozort-acozort@missouristate.edu

    4. SW-PBS Tier 3 Systems & Advanced Practices - Day 4

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 S&T PCRMC Annex E209 Conference Room (Rolla, MO) [map]

    Audience: •A building administrator and at least two additional staff members with expertise and/or interest in specialized behavior should attend these sessions together.
    •Building or district level special education process coordinator and/or administrator.

    Dates: 2/19/2019

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    There are four dates in this series. You must register for EACH date separately. Late fees will be applied to any date attended without registration.
  • September 19, 2018 - Day 1
  • November 1, 2018 - Day 2
  • January 29, 2019 - Day 3
  • February 19, 2019 - Day 4

    DESCRIPTION OF WORKSHOP: This training is intended for MO SW-PBS schools that have already completed the first year of Tier 3 training.

    Two (2) Sessions for Tier 3 Systems and Advanced Practices – T3A 1 and T3A 2: 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 and a deeper understanding of using effective strategies when developing the behavior plan. Teams will have the opportunity to participate in case-study examples. There will also be an in-depth study of data collection and metric selection, exploration of research, managing and organizing student file information, and analyzing systems and practices for data management and decision making.

    Two (2) Sessions for Tier 3 Advanced Communities of Practice – T3A Comm 1 and T3A Comm2: These sessions are designed for schools who have completed Tier 3 Systems and initial FBA/BIP training. 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 and support families of students receiving Tier 3 interventions, evaluating outcomes, and impact of intervention on student achievement. Tier 3 teams will also have the opportunity to share information, resources, practices, and ideas with other teams.

  • This workshop supports Missouri Teacher Standards: 2.1, 5.3, 6.2.

    Presenter: Jeanie Carey

  • 5. Year 2 PLC Meeting--Meeting #5 (Elementary)

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

    Location: 1 Southeast Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Cape Girardeau, MO) [map]

    Dates: 2/19/2019

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    This is the fifth meeting for schools in their second year of the PLC Project.

    Registrants must be from a school that has a PLC Business Partnership Agreement with the Southeast RPDC.

    6. February Compliance Connection: North St.Francois County

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

    Location: 1 North County Primary Building (Bonne Terre, MO)

    Dates: 2/19/2019

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    Compliance Connection is a monthly meeting between regional educators and Southeast RPDC Special Education Compliance Consultant, Tiffiney Smith. During each of these monthly meetings, DESE Special Education updates will be shared along with information regarding other various Special Education Compliance topics such as Special Education Laws and Regulations, Discipline Process for Students with Disabilities, Special Education Data and Data Analysis for Improving Student Outcomes, Eligibility Determinations and IEP Implementation. In addition to information sharing, time will be provided for individuals to ask specific questions. Technical assistance will be provided on an as needed basis to anyone who may need assistance with Special Education Compliance related issues. The meetings are open to any district staff member who has a role in Special Education, this may include District and Building Administrators, Special Education Directors, and Process Coordinators.

    Due to space limitations at the specific regional locations, each individual who plans on attending, will need to register through My Learning Plan so that we can ensure adequate and appropriate accommodations and materials.

    7. Overview of Dyslexia: PD Option for K-6

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

    Location: SE RPDC-SE MO State Univ.-Cape Girardeau (Cape Girardeau, MO)

    Dates: 2/20/2019

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    This half-day workshop is a professional development option for K-6 teachers to meet the new MO Dyslexia legislated mandates for teachers and students. During this overview of Dyslexia, participants will spend time understanding the definition and characteristics of Dyslexia, as well as establishing an awareness of interventions, supports, and accommodations necessary for student growth. This session is a condensed and similar version of the "Overview of Dyslexia: Reaching and Teaching Students" sessions provided at the Southeast RPDC prior to August, 2018.

    8. Administrator PLC Training

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

    Audience: All PLC Cohort Administrators both Elementary and Secondary

    Dates: 2/20/2019

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    One and a half days of training offered to administrators leading schools through deep implementation in PLC concepts during the 2018-2019 school year. This is for schools that have signed a contract with the RPDC to be in the year 1 PLC cohort.

    9. MLDS Emerging Level - Year 2 - Regional Meeting #2

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

    Location: 1 Southeast Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Cape Girardeau, MO) [map]

    Dates: 2/20/2019

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    Year 2 of Emerging Level provides new leaders with continued support which builds upon Year 1 training.

    The Missouri Leadership Development System provides support to new leaders to allow them to be successful in their first "Building Leadership" position.

    Year 1 dates include:
    September 26, 2018-Regional Meeting #1
    October 16 or 30, 2018- Learning Lab (off campus site)
    February 20, 2019- Regional Meeting #2
    March 2019- Learning Lab (off campus site)

    YOU MUST REGISTER FOR EACH DATE SEPARATELY

    For additional information, contact Tom Okruch at 573.986.6130

    10. Reaching and Teaching Students with Characteristics of Dyslexia - Level 1

    Program: RPDC - Central

    Location: 9 Central RPDC (Warrensburg, MO) [map]

    Audience: Any/All Subjects, Title Reading, Special Education Teachers & Administrators

    Dates: 2/20/2019

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    Is your student showing signs of dyslexia? What are those signs? What are teaching methods you can use 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.

    This training will include hands-on application of the following topics:

    >> Understanding Characteristics
    >> Core and Causal Factors
    >> Addressing Foundational Needs of the Learner through Phonological Awareness and Phonics

    Lunch will be provided

    11. SW-PBS Middle School Cohort (INVITATION ONLY) - Day 4

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 South Central RPDC Office (Suite E103- PCRMC Annex) (Rolla, MO) [map]

    Audience: This training is focused on the MO SW-PBS Classroom Effective Practices and is designed for all classroom teachers.

    Dates: 2/20/2019

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    There are four dates for this workshop. You will need to register for EACH workshop separately.
  • Friday, September 21, 2018
  • Wednesday, October 17, 2018
  • Tuesday, December 11, 2018
  • Wednesday, February 20, 2019

    These workshops will focus on systems, data, and practices from prep, emerging and emerging advanced.

    Outcomes: By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Implement Tier 1 with fidelity
  • This workshop supports Missouri Teacher Standards: 2.1, 5.3, 6.2.

    Lunch will be provided. Please notify us of any dietary restrictions at least seven days in advance.
  • 12. February Compliance Connection: Kennett

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

    Location: 1 Kennett Higher Education Center (Kennett, MO)

    Dates: 2/20/2019

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    Compliance Connection is a monthly meeting between regional educators and Southeast RPDC Special Education Compliance Consultant, Tiffiney Smith. During each of these monthly meetings, DESE Special Education updates will be shared along with information regarding other various Special Education Compliance topics such as Special Education Laws and Regulations,Discipline Process for Students with Disabilities, Special Education Data and Data Analysis for Improving Student Outcomes, Eligibility Determinations and IEP Implementation. In addition to information sharing, time will be provided for individuals to ask specific questions. Technical assistance will be provided on an as needed basis to anyone who may need assistance with Special Education Compliance related issues. The meetings are open to any district staff member who has a role in Special Education, this may include District and Building Administrators, Special Education Directors, and Process Coordinators.

    Due to space limitations at the specific regional locations, each individual who plans on attending, will need to register through My Learning Plan so that we can ensure adequate and appropriate accommodations and materials.

    13. Overview of Dyslexia: PD Option for 7-12

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

    Location: SE RPDC-SE MO State Univ.-Cape Girardeau (Cape Girardeau, MO)

    Dates: 2/20/2019

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    This half-day workshop is a professional development option for grades 7-12 teachers to meet the new MO Dyslexia legislated mandates for teachers and students. During this overview of Dyslexia, participants will spend time understanding the definition and characteristics of Dyslexia, as well as establishing an awareness of interventions, supports, and accommodations necessary for student growth. This session is a condensed and similar version of the "Overview of Dyslexia: Reaching and Teaching Students" sessions provided at the Southeast RPDC prior to August, 2018.

    14. Practical Strategies for Reading Instruction-Phonics: Moving Past Sounding it Out!

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

    Audience: Teachers, Administrators, Title 1, ELL, Instructional coaches – Grade PK-2

    Dates: 2/20/2019

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    Participants will examine an essential component of reading - Phonics. Each session is designed to be a stand-alone or continuation of learning within the series. Participants will leave the session with an instructional strategy to add to their personal toolkit. The strategies presented will be high student engagement and minimal teacher preparation.

    This session will study the relationship between sounds and letters. Participants will leave with strategies for decoding a wide variety of word types. Participants will also develop strategies for moving beyond decoding of words. This session is designed for PK-2 teachers and may count toward the mandatory Dyslexia strategy training for the 2018-19 school year.

    15. Working with Students with Autism in the Schools - Cape Girardeau

    Program: Project ACCESS

    Location: 1 Southeast Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Cape Girardeau, MO) [map]

    Audience: Any educator or school staff member working with school-aged students with autism, and administrators.

    Dates: 2/21/2019 to 3/29/2019

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    This four-day training is split into two, two-day presentations about four to six weeks apart. This allows participants to practice specific ways to analyze and alter environment, develop effective programs, adjust curriculum through IEP writing and analyze behavior data to determine appropriate interventions. Working in collaborative teams is strongly encouraged.

    Topics to be covered include:

    • specific ways to analyze and alter the environment;
    • analyzing behavioral data to determine appropriate interventions;
    • developing effective programs through IEP writing;
    • creating a system for organizing educational strategies;
    • teaching new skills and behaviors to students;
    • and working in collaborative teams to achieve the most success.

    Discover information about behavior and reinforcement, social skills training, augmentative and alternative communication, and functional communication training. Target audience: Any educator or school staff member working with school-aged students with autism, and administrators.

    Please note: Completing the Introduction to the Education of Students with Autism training is a prerequisite to this course. This class must be completed online or in-person at least one week prior to the WASS workshop training. Registration begins at 8:00 on the first and third days. Training begins at 8:30 all four days. Lunch will be on your own. Please make checks payable to Project ACCESS/Missouri State University, 901 South National Avenue, Springfield, MO 65897 (fax: 417-836-6393)

    16. Desired Results Developmental Profile

    Program: RPDC - Southwest

    Location: McDonald County School District (Anderson, MO)

    Dates: 2/21/2019 to 2/22/2019

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    The DRDP – PS (2015) instrument is designed for early childhood 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, the 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. DRDP – PS (WestEd) requires at least 20 to be enrolled in each training. Lunch will be provided. Please notify us of any dietary restrictions at least seven days in advance.

    17. *Special Education Compliance Academy: The Discipline Process

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Dates: 2/21/2019

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    DATE: Thursday, February 21, 2019

    TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

    LOCATION: Truman State University Violette Hall 2351 (2nd floor, southeast side)

    COST: $60 – Morning refreshments and Lunch included

    Please join us as we explore the Discipline Process. We’ll approach this topic through exploration of the Standards and Indicators and flowcharts and resources on the DESE website, such as vetted power points and Frequently Asked Questions. Topics in the “Monthly To-Do Lists” and “Myths of the Month” related to the topic will be discussed.

    There must be at least 8 registered participants by February 14 to hold this workshop.

    18. IEP Facilitation Training- Reeds Spring

    Program: RPDC - Southwest

    Location: TBD (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 2/21/2019 to 2/22/2019

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    The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Office of Special Education has been providing facilitators for IEP meetings upon request for the past two years. DESE will continue to provide this service, and is now ready to offer training for school districts, without a cost, to have trained facilitators within their own districts. The training will be two consecutive days for potential facilitators from local education agencies. The workshop will be conducted using a co-teaching approach whereby a state contracted facilitator and personnel from Key2Ed will conduct the workshop and also provide opportunities for participants to “practice” skills for facilitation in IEP meeting simulations based on real-life IEP meeting situations. Key2Ed is the premier company that provides training in conflict prevention and IEP Meeting Facilitation throughout the country. This workshop concentrates on providing the specific tools and techniques for IEP meeting participants to improve positive communication, reduce conflict, and focus the meeting on the needs of the student. Participants learn to:





    • Guide IEP teams to agree on appropriate, compliant, and effective IEPs





    • Channel communication to building mutual understanding based on respect





    • Create agreements based on full participation from all members





    • Generate informed discussions





    • Prevent, reduce, and resolve conflict More information is available about Key2Ed, the workshop and how to decide if IEP Facilitation Training is for your staff at www.key2ed.com/resources or DESE https://dese.mo.gov/special-education/compliance/facilitated-individualized-education-program-fiep

    19. Missouri Connections & ICAP Roundtable & Information Session - Linn Co. Area C & TC

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Linn Co. Area Career & Technical Center (Brookfield, MO)

    Audience: school counselors, classroom teachers, administrators

    Dates: 2/21/2019

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    DATE: Thursday, February 21, 2019

    TIME: 9:00am-12:00pm

    LOCATION: Linn Co. Area Career & Technical Center - 122 Pershing Rd. - Brookfield, MO

    COST: Free

    Do you wonder how other schools are utilizing Missouri Connections? Do you have questions about the Individual Career & Academic Plan (ICAP) and what SB 638 requires?

    We all have the same goal of preparing students to be Success Ready for their futures! This workshop is an opportunity to meet, share, and gain new and helpful ideas and information from your fellow counselors and teachers on topics related to career education.

    Please bring your Missouri Connections school site username and password, as well as site administrator &/or staff account login/password.
    (If you do not have this information, prior to this training please contact your school’s Missouri Connections site administrator or e-mail moconnections@nwmissouri.edu or call State Trainer Charlene Piel at 660-562-1046 anytime M-F, 8-4:30.)

    There must be at least 5 registered participants on February 1 to hold this workshop; otherwise, this workshop will be cancelled.

    20. Missouri Equity Lab - West Plains

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 West Plains High School Library (West Plains, MO) [map]

    Audience: Teams of educators from local school communities are invited to be a part of the Equity Lab to explore data, identify causes and develop strategies for ensuring all students have access to excellent teachers.

    Dates: 2/21/2019

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    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.

    21. Survivor 2018-2019 - WEST PLAINS - Day 3

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 West Plains- Lybyer Center (West Plains, MO) [map]

    Audience: First and second year K-12 educators

    Dates: 2/21/2019

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    There are three dates for this workshop. Please register for EACH workshop separately.
    Registration fee of $250 is for the series of three dates:

  • September 20, 2018 - Day 1
  • November 15, 2018 - Day 2
  • February 21, 2019 - Day 3

    Over 40 percent of new teachers leave the profession within the first five years. Research shows a perceived lack of support and absence of job related professional learning as the root cause. Teachers often feel alone and isolated - fearful of asking for help.

    Our Survivor program for beginning teachers is aligned with professional development/growth plans focused on teaching standards and indicators as priorities for the first two years of teaching and provides on-going support during the year of BTAP.

    South Central RPDC - Survivor Series creates an opportunity for growth with other beginning teachers. Training and support is provided by experienced RPDC resource specialists.

    Topics will include:
  • Classroom Environment
  • Student Engagement and Motivation
  • Professional Communication
  • Education-Related Law

    This year, we are excited to add a mentor component to our well-designed beginning teacher training. Mentors may join their mentee at any Survivor session for $20. Mentors must attend a one-day Mentor Training on September 7, 2018, as a required pre-requisite to attending Survivor sessions. Registration for Mentor Training can be found here: Mentor Training.

    Administrator attendance is welcomed at any Survivor Session, just let us know you are coming!

    Attendance fulfills the Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) requirement for certification renewal/upgrade.

    Participants must complete all three dates in the series.
  • 22. Teacher Academy 2018-2019: MO Statewide

    Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

    Location: 2 London Hall Rm #7-UMC campus (Columbia, MO)

    Dates: 2/21/2019 to 4/11/2019

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    REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED: Teacher Academy is a replication of the very successful Leadership Academy Program, which has been fundamental in providing professional growth for school leaders. The Academy focus is centered on student engagement, instructional strategies and reflection on practices that align with the Missouri State Teacher Standards. Teacher Academy is designed to provide participants with an intellectually stimulating opportunity to learn new teaching strategies and collaborate with other highly committed teachers in their region and throughout the state. Participation requires monthly release days for regional meetings, the one day fall statewide kickoff session and one day graduation session. Tuition, transportation, food and substitutes will be the responsibility of the school or individual.

    23. Tier 1 SW-PBS Emerging Level, Day 5

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 S&T PCRMC Annex E101 Seminar Room (Rolla, MO) [map]

    Audience: Current SW-PBS Emerging Level schools only

    Dates: 2/21/2019

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    There are four dates for this workshop. You will need to register for EACH workshop separately.
  • October 8, 2018 - Day 3
  • November 29, 2018 - Day 4
  • February 21, 2019 - Day 5
  • April 11, 2019 - Day 6

    This series of four workshops is designed for school teams beginning the first full year of SW-PBS implementation. Content will emphasize deeper understanding and implementation of the essential components of SW-PBS, implementation of effective classroom practices, and the use of data for quality decision making.

    Presenter: Rebecca Roberts

    Lunch will be provided. Please notify us of any dietary restrictions at least seven days in advance.
  • 24. Writing and the ELA MAP: Grades 3-5

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: 3-5 Teachers

    Dates: 2/21/2019

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    This session will be based on the 2019 practice tests and state feedback on 2018 results and will provide participants with a deeper understanding of our state assessment design in English Language Arts.

    We will explore methods to utilize information from assessments in current district curriculum. Participants will learn effective instructional practices which will lead to higher success for all and go home with "hands-on techniques" ready for classroom application.
    DESE updates and expectations will also be shared.

    This session is also being offered on March 8 in St. Joseph.

    Lunch is provided

    25. Year 2 PLC Meeting--Meeting #5 (Secondary)

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

    Location: 1 Southeast Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Cape Girardeau, MO) [map]

    Dates: 2/21/2019

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    This is the fifth meeting for schools in their second year of the PLC Project.

    Registrants must be from a school that has a PLC Business Partnership Agreement with the Southeast RPDC.

    26. Missouri Equity Lab

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Administrators & Lead Teachers

    Dates: 2/21/2019

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    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

    27. Missouri Equity Lab

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Dates: 2/21/2019

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    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

    28. 2018 Annual Performance Report

    Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

    Location: 2 London Hall Rm #2-UMC campus (Columbia, MO)

    Dates: 2/22/2019

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    Due to changes in legislation requiring new learning standards and state assessments, Missouri has experienced four new tests in five years. As required by state statute, Missouri teachers and other stakeholders developed the Missouri Learning Standards that were adopted in spring 2016. The new standards set a higher bar, which is reflected in more challenging, teacher-developed state assessments. We are proud of what the teachers and stakeholder groups created and in the long term, achievement is expected to increase. When new assessments are administered, results are not comparable with results from previous tests. In other words, the 2018 results do not represent an “apples to apples” comparison to any prior tests. Moving forward, year-over-year comparisons will be possible, and trends can be established. While state assessments are not designed to guide classroom instruction during the school year, they can contribute meaningful information as part of a coherent system of assessments, including interim assessments administered by the school district. As a result of the changes it is essential for all school leaders to have a good understanding of the APR on improvement planning as well as public relations and communication with staff, students, parents and community.

    29. Classroom Management: Understanding the Function of Your Students’ Behaviors

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Audience: This training is focused on the MO SW-PBS Classroom Effective Practices and is designed for all classroom teachers.

    Dates: 2/22/2019

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    This workshop will begin with a review of classroom expectations, classroom procedures, encouraging expected behavior, and discouraging inappropriate behavior. We will then lead into a discussion of functions of behavior, practice identifying functions and then learn how to use active supervision, task difficulty, opportunities to respond, and activity sequencing to increase the engagement of our students while increasing the likelihood of the appropriate behavior occurring in our classrooms.

    Implement effective teaching learning practices
  • Identify a student’s function of behavior
  • This workshop supports Missouri Teacher Standards: 2.1, 5.3, 6.2.

    If you are attending a workshop for which you have not registered, a late fee will be applied.

    Lunch will be provided. Please notify us of any dietary restrictions at least seven (7) days in advance.
  • 30. Missouri Connection Training

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 - South Iron County High School (Annapolis, MO) [map]

    Audience: Counselors and Teachers

    Dates: 2/22/2019

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    Training on a fee computer application, Missouri Connections is a web-based resource to help Missouri Citizens determine their career interests, explore occupations, establish education plans, develop job search strategies, and create resumes.

    If you are a site administer for your school on Missouri Connections, you should also bring your site administrator log in and password as we will spend an hour at the end of the workshop looking at site administration.

    31. MLDS Developing Level/Leadership Academy - Regional Meeting #3

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

    Location: 1 Southeast Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Cape Girardeau, MO) [map]

    Dates: 2/22/2019

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    MLDS Developing Level/Leadership Academy provides support and development for leaders entering years 3+ in an administrative role. This series of meetings will provide developing level leaders the activities and skills to continue their growth as a leader. Completion of MLDS Emerging Level work is encouraged, but it is NOT a prerequisite for enrollment. Meetings will include state level meetings, an outdoor leadership experience (OLE), and regional meetings.

    Dates for 2018-2019 are:
    June 11-13, 2018: State Kickoff - Stoney Creek Inn-Columbia, MO
    September 18, 2018: Regional Meeting #1 - Southeast RPDC (Room 202) - 9AM-3PM
    October 3-6, 2018: Outdoor Leadership Experience - Camp Lakewood-Potosi, MO
    November 8, 2018: Regional Meeting #2 - Southeast RPDC (Room 202) - 9AM-3PM
    January 9-11, 2019: State Winter Meeting - TBD-Columbia, MO
    February 22, 2019: Regional Meeting #3 - Southeast RPDC (Room 112) - 9AM-3PM
    March 11, 2019: Regional Meeting #4 - Southeast RPDC (Room 202)- 9AM-3PM
    June 12-14, 2019: State Summer Meeting-Leadership Academy Graduation - TBD

    Participants will need to register for state activities HERE

    You must also register for each regional meeting separately on My Learning Plan.

    If you have questions, contact Tom Okruch @ 573.986.6130

    32. MO SW-PBS Tier 1 Emerging Phase (6 of 6 Part Series)

    Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

    Dates: 2/22/2019

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    Session 6
    • Engage staff in review of and practice with effective classroom practices.
    • Engage staff in monitoring and refining a system of response to inappropriate behavior.
    • Engage staff in review and analysis of summative data (Big 5, SET, SSS, SAS, etc.).
    • Use effective action planning to guide and monitor development and implementation tasks.

    33. Writing and the ELA MAP: Grades 6-8

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: 6-8 Teachers

    Dates: 2/22/2019

    Starting Soon
    This session will be based on the 2019 practice tests and state feedback on 2018 results and will provide participants with a deeper understanding of our state assessment design in English Language Arts.

    This session is devoted SPECIFICALLY to Middle School writing and will provide instructional strategies for increasing writing quality in middle school students. We will identify effective instructional practices which will lead to higher success for all. Participants will go home with "hands-on techniques" ready for classroom application. DESE updates and expectations will also be shared.

    On February 27, Lisa Scroggs, DESE ELA Assistant Director will discuss methods to develop and build student writing skills including writer’s craft and the importance of selecting engaging text. This session will be beneficial to all 7-12 ELA teachers. Please contact the RPDC office at 660-562-1995 for more information.

    This session is also being offered on March 26 in Trenton.

    Lunch is provided

    34. Professional Learning for Quality Health & Physical Education

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5 Missouri Western State University (St. Joseph, MO)

    Audience: PK-12 health and physical education teachers

    Dates: 2/25/2019

    This training is sponsored by the MO Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance; the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education through the CDC Missouri Healthy Schools grant; the Northwest RPDC Center; and the MO Combatting the Opioid Epidemic in Schools (COPE) grant.

    This one-day professional learning opportunity will benefit physical and health educators, as well as, all school health personnel. The Quality Health and Physical Education training will be multi-faceted, with time given to:

    > Combatting the Opiod Problem in Schools (COPE mission and materials)
    > Missouri Healthy Schools grant from the CDC
    > Social Emotional Learning in Health and Physical Education
    > Appropriate Practices and Resources to Promote Quality Health Education
    > Appropriate Practices and Resources to Promote Quality Physical Education
    > Issues and Ideas Related to Blended and Online Learning
    > Goal Setting and Tracking Progress toward Achieving 1 Million Strong

    Participants will build a supportive local network to collaborate and reflect on the practices of quality health and physical education programming.
    Come ready to be engaged and energized with new instructional practices!
    All participants should bring a device (laptop computer, iPad or tablet, or smart phone) to download apps and to complete tasks during the presentations.
    Partial scholarships available to help cover the registration fee for the first 25 to register.

    35. Student Registration: Professional Learning for Quality Health & Physical Education

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5 Missouri Western State University (St. Joseph, MO)

    Audience: PK-12 health and physical education teachers

    Dates: 2/25/2019

    New
    Sponsored by DESE, the Regional Professional Development Centers, and the MO Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

    This one-day professional learning opportunity will benefit physical and health educators, as well as, all school health personnel. The Quality Health and Physical Education training will be multi-faceted, with three main areas of emphasis:
    1 - Sharing information about the opioid crisis in Missouri, including educational materials to be made available to teachers
    2 - Goals and outcomes for the Healthy Schools Initiative grant from CDC, and how this grant will influence the MOAHPERD One Million Strong initiative to equip schools and students with the knowledge, skills and dispositions to graduate healthy and career ready
    3 - Overview of the Coordinated School Physical Activity Plan (CSPAP) and how this can be introduced into all schools, with an emphasis on creating a quality physical education program as the CSPAP foundation.
    Participants will build a supportive local network of those in the physical education/health profession to collaborate and reflect on the practices of quality health and physical education programming.
    Come ready to be engaged and energized with new instructional practices!
    All participants should bring a device (laptop computer, iPad or tablet, or smart phone) to download apps and to complete tasks during the presentations.

    36. Missouri Equity Lab – Knox Co. Area

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Knox County R-I (Edina, MO)

    Dates: 2/25/2019

    DATE: Monday, February 25, 2019

    TIME: 9:00am-12:00pm

    LOCATION: Knox Co. R-I Board of Education Office

    COST: Free

    Workshop registration will close on February 18 to allow time for collection of participating district data.

    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. As implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) begins, every district and school will need to know this information in order to be in compliance with the federal law. Teams of educators from local school communities are invited to be a part of the Equity Lab to explore data, identify causes, and develop strategies for ensuring all students have access to excellent teachers.

    37. PLC Year 1 Cohort - Day 6

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 West Plains- Lybyer Center (West Plains, MO) [map]

    Audience: Administrator and Leadership Team

    Dates: 2/25/2019

    There are four dates for this workshop. You will need to REGISTER FOR EACH WORKSHOP SEPARATELY. If you attend a workshop for which you have not registered, a late fee will be applied.
  • September 19, 2018 - Day 3
  • November 28, 2018 - Day 4
  • January 16, 2019 - Day 5
  • February 25, 2019 - Day 6

    This series of four workshops are a continuation of Professional Learning Communities training received during Summer Academy in August 2018. It is open only to the schools that completed this academy.

    FEES ARE COMMUNICATED BY AGREEMENT WITH EACH PARTICIPATING SCHOOL

    RPDC Presenter(s): Connie Schweiss, Marsha Smith
  • 38. MPSS - Assertiveness Training for Students

    Program: RPDC - Central

    Location: 9 Central RPDC (Warrensburg, MO) [map]

    Audience: SPED Teachers, Directors and Process Coordinators

    Dates: 2/26/2019

    Do your students react in an aggressive way by demanding things instead of asking respectfully or do they have difficulty expressing themselves in situations like asking for help or standing up to their peers? Assertiveness instruction can help your students recognize the difference between passive, aggressive and assertive behavior and focus on their ability to express their own thoughts, wants, and needs while respecting others thoughts, wants, and needs. Learn more about activities you can incorporate into your classroom in this FREE training utilizing the Missouri Post-Secondary Success strategies.

    Registration and Morning Refreshments will begin at 7:45 am with the presentation starting at 8:00 am. Lunch will be on your own.

    39. Non-Violent Crisis Prevention & Intervention (CPI) - *Renewal*

    Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

    Location: 2 London Hall Rm #2-UMC campus (Columbia, MO)

    Dates: 2/26/2019

    All school personnel involved in physical restraint must be trained annually on the use of seclusion, isolation, & restraint AND school personnel who utilize these skills must receive annual training on de-escalation techniques and the use of appropriate physical restraint and professionally accepted practices in physical management and appropriate use of isolation and seclusion. This training can only be done by personnel trained in the proper use of these techniques.

    40. Practical Strategies for Teaching Social Studies at the Elementary Level

    Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

    Location: 2 London Hall Rm #7-UMC campus (Columbia, MO)

    Dates: 2/26/2019

    With an understandable focus on literacy and mathematics at the elementary level, how can we prepare our younger learners to grow into engaged citizens with an appreciation and understanding for government, civics, history, and diverse cultures? How can we find time in an elementary school schedule to incorporate social studies standards, without taking away from the priorities we’ve already established? Join other elementary teachers from around the state to learn more about how an interdisciplinary approach to social studies instruction (including exploratory classes like P.E. and fine arts) can be incorporated in a way that actually enhances literacy and math skills. Resources will be provided and participants will be encouraged to develop sample lesson plans that can be implemented as soon as the next day!

    41. IEP Facilitation Training- Joplin, MO

    Program: RPDC - Southwest

    Location: TBD (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 2/26/2019 to 2/27/2019

    Wait List
    The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Office of Special Education has been providing facilitators for IEP meetings upon request for the past two years. DESE will continue to provide this service, and is now ready to offer training for school districts, without a cost, to have trained facilitators within their own districts. The training will be two consecutive days for potential facilitators from local education agencies. The workshop will be conducted using a co-teaching approach whereby a state contracted facilitator and personnel from Key2Ed will conduct the workshop and also provide opportunities for participants to “practice” skills for facilitation in IEP meeting simulations based on real-life IEP meeting situations. Key2Ed is the premier company that provides training in conflict prevention and IEP Meeting Facilitation throughout the country. This workshop concentrates on providing the specific tools and techniques for IEP meeting participants to improve positive communication, reduce conflict, and focus the meeting on the needs of the student. Participants learn to:






    • Guide IEP teams to agree on appropriate, compliant, and effective IEPs






    • Channel communication to building mutual understanding based on respect






    • Create agreements based on full participation from all members






    • Generate informed discussions






    • Prevent, reduce, and resolve conflict More information is available about Key2Ed, the workshop and how to decide if IEP Facilitation Training is for your staff at www.key2ed.com/resources or DESE https://dese.mo.gov/special-education/compliance/facilitated-individualized-education-program-fiep

    42. Missouri Model Districts Missouri Leadership Development System Session II & III

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5 Missouri Western State University (St. Joseph, MO)

    Audience: Missouri Model District Administrators

    Dates: 2/26/2019

    There are three dates for this training. Please register for EACH session separately.
  • February 26 or March 21 - Session II & 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.

  • 43. Missouri Model Districts MLDS (Missouri Leadership Development System) Session 2 February 26th

    Program: RPDC - Southwest

    Location: Park Central Office Building (ROOM 112) (Springfield, MO)

    Audience: MMD Administrators

    Dates: 2/26/2019

    This series of three MLDS sessions have been scheduled to offer the opportunity for leaders to engage in professional learning that will connect what a leader knows to what a leader does. In each session, specific MLDS content has been selected to create a learning experience that takes you beyond the identified aspects of MMD knowledge into relevant leadership practice. The Missouri Leadership Development System provides training and support to building administrators through research based learning experiences.

    Dates for Sessions:

    Session 1: October 24th

    Session 2: February 26th

    Session 3: March 12th

    *Session 1 will focus on decision making and change as Missouri Model Districts move their staff forward through the MMD process.

    *Session 2: February 26th 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 sessions will be held at Park Central Office Building (PCOB) Room 112.

    There are three dates for this series of MMD/MLDS.

    Please register for EACH session separately.

    Lunch will be provided. Please notify us 10 days in advance of any dietary restrictions.

    This is a NO COST series.

    The parking code will be emailed to registered participants the day before the session.

    44. Missouri Model Districts/Missouri Leadership Development System: Session 3

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Macon, MO (Macon, MO)

    Dates: 2/26/2019

    DATE: Tuesday, February 26, 2019

    TIME: 9:00am-1:00pm

    LOCATION: AJ’s Eat & Drink – Macon, MO

    COST: Free – Lunch provided

    This series of three Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) sessions will offer Missouri Model District (MMD) school leaders the opportunity to engage in professional learning that will connect what a leader knows to what a leader does. In each session, specific MLDS content has been selected to create a learning experience that takes you beyond the identified aspects of MMD knowledge into relevant leadership practice. Participants must register for each session separately.

    Session 3 will focus on attracting and retaining talented teachers. Participants will breakdown the elements of teaching quality and quality teachers. Work will focus on attracting talented teachers, as well as establishing effective orientation, onboarding and induction practices to help increase the likelihood of retaining great teachers.

    MLDS provides training and support to building administrators through research-based learning experiences.

    This is a repeat of the February 21st Session 3.

    45. Progress Monitoring Through Quality Data Collection

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 S&T PCRMC Annex E101 Seminar Room (Rolla, MO) [map]

    Audience: General education and special education teachers and administrators

    Dates: 2/26/2019

    Data collection is crucial for monitoring the progress of any student receiving academic or behavioral intervention in the general education or special education classroom. However, data collection is often a 'weak link' in the classroom, even though the Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District ruling in the Supreme Court has highlighted the responsibility of educators to keep good data. This workshop is designed for general- and special-education teachers and school administrators who want to set clear goals for student improvement, collect the right kind and amount of data to document the effectiveness of student instruction, select data collection tools/forms with confidence, and determine progress on IEP goals.

    If you are attending a workshop for which you have not registered, a late fee will be applied.

    46. Survivor 2018-2019 - ROLLA - Day 3

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 Columbia College (Rolla, MO)

    Audience: First and second year K-12 educators

    Dates: 2/26/2019

    There are three dates for this workshop. Please register for EACH workshop separately.
    Registration fee of $250 is for the series of three dates:

  • September 26, 2018 - Day 1
  • November 28, 2018 - Day 2
  • February 26, 2019 - Day 3

    Over 40 percent of new teachers leave the profession within the first five years. Research shows a perceived lack of support and absence of job related professional learning as the root cause. Teachers often feel alone and isolated - fearful of asking for help.

    Our Survivor program for beginning teachers is aligned with professional development/growth plans focused on teaching standards and indicators as priorities for the first two years of teaching and provides on-going support during the year of BTAP.

    South Central RPDC - Survivor Series creates an opportunity for growth with other beginning teachers. Training and support is provided by experienced RPDC resource specialists.

    Topics will include:
  • Classroom Environment
  • Student Engagement and Motivation
  • Professional Communication
  • Education-Related Law

    This year, we are excited to add a mentor component to our well-designed beginning teacher training. Mentors may join their mentee at any Survivor session for $20. Mentors must attend a one-day Mentor Training on September 7, 2018, as a required pre-requisite to attending Survivor sessions. Registration for Mentor Training can be found here: Mentor Training.

    Administrator attendance is welcomed at any Survivor Session, just let us know you are coming!

    Attendance fulfills the Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) requirement for certification renewal/upgrade.

    Participants must complete all three dates in the series.
  • 47. SW-PBS Emerging Team Training - Meeting 5

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

    Location: SE RPDC-SE MO State Univ.-Cape Girardeau (Cape Girardeau, MO)

    Dates: 2/26/2019

    The Southeast RPDC will be hosting six training workshops for teams that have been planning with staff and are getting ready to implement MO SW-PBS with their students. Building teams will be given time to work together to review newly created artifacts, prepare for the full implementation of Tier 1 SW-PBS for the upcoming school year, and dig deeper into the MO SW-PBS Effective Classroom Practices. In addition, the team will build systems for implementation fidelity.

    Please sign up for each meeting date separately.

    Meeting Dates include:
    June 14, 2018
    June 15, 2018
    September 20, 2018
    November 16, 2018
    January 24, 2019
    February 26, 2019
    Missouri Teacher Standards:
    Standard 2 Student Learning, Growth and Development
    Standard 5: Positive Classroom Environment
    Standard 7 Student Assessment and Data Analysis
    Standard 9 Professional Collaboration

    48. The 21st Century ELA Classroom Meeting 3 of 3

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

    Location: 1 Southeast Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Cape Girardeau, MO) [map]

    Dates: 2/26/2019

    Using Matt Miller’s Ditch that Textbook philosophy, teachers will learn ways to incorporate 21st century strategies into their classrooms to promote engagement. Specifically, teachers have the opportunity hear what works from classroom teachers and to develop their own techniques for use in the classroom. Teachers will also develop text sets that incorporate alternate forms of text that students encounter regularly.

    Meeting date: Feb. 26

    49. Preventing Challenging Behavior Through Student Engagement at the Elementary Level

    Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

    Location: 2 London Hall Rm #7-UMC campus (Columbia, MO)

    Dates: 2/26/2019

    Student behavior can be a challenge for both new AND veteran teachers. This workshop is designed to assist teachers with managing student behavior by engaging students through consistent and effective instructional strategies. We will discuss the specific strategies research has shown to be the most effective at reducing classroom behaviors and promoting student engagement. We will include use of technology and easy methods for incorporating formative assessments to guide instruction. There will be opportunities throughout the workshop to experience and practice the strategies shared, with plenty to take back to the classroom for immediate implementation! This workshop is specifically designed for grades K-5 and will begin at 12:30pm.

    50. BEST 2.0: Professional Communication

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

    Audience: New Teachers

    Dates: 2/26/2019

    Building Educational Support for Teaching
    Missouri’s requirements for Beginning Teacher Assistance Programming (BTAP) have changed. UMKC Regional Professional Development has designed courses for beginning teachers needing the required curriculum. Participants whose building/district provides no training must attend all session topics to meet the new requirements; otherwise participants may select to attend sessions as needed.

    Cost:
    FREE for RPDC Member Schools/Districts OR $30 for Non-Members

    51. SW Region MLDS Emerging Leaders Yr. 1 Cohort Coaching Lab Session 1: February 27 (Wednesday)

    Program: RPDC - Southwest

    Location: See Below (Kirksville, MO)

    Audience: SW Region MLDS Emerging Year 1 Cohort

    Dates: 2/27/2019

    SW Region MLDS Emerging Leaders Yr. 1 Cohort will meet for Coaching Lab (Session 1) on February 27th (Wednesday) at Logan-Rogersville Primary Center located at 512 Sentry Drive off Hwy 60 in Rogersville.

    Please plan to arrive by 8:30 a.m.

    There are two dates and locations to choose from for Coaching Lab. Enrollment will be set at 16 per session. Dates are February 27th (Wednesday) OR February 28th (Thursday).

    * These sessions are for current participants in MLDS Emerging Year 1 Cohort

    52. 7-12 ELA EOC Support

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5 Missouri Western State University (St. Joseph, MO)

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

    Dates: 2/27/2019

    Please join us for an informative day centered around ELA strategies for 7-12 students. The ELA-EOC writing prompts for the 2018-2019 school year will ask students to use source-based blended writing per the Missouri Learning Standards/Expectations. We are pleased to feature Lisa Scroggs, DESE ELA Assistant Director who will discuss methods to develop and build student writing skills including writer’s craft and the importance of selecting engaging text.

    This is the second day of the 9-12 ELA Network: EOC Updates and Procedures. The third day of the network will include follow-up support for topics discussed and presented by Lisa Scroggs. For more information about joining this network, contact the RPDC office at 660-562-1995.

    53. Developing Assessment Capable Learners in Any Content or Grade Level

    Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

    Location: 2 London Hall Rm #2-UMC campus (Columbia, MO)

    Dates: 2/27/2019

    In John Hattie’s comprehensive meta-analysis of more than 80,000 studies involving more than 300 million students, Assessment Capable Learners (or as termed in the research “self-reported grades”) is Defined as “a student’s ability to understand what they are supposed to learn, monitor their own progress, set goals and reflect on their learning.” Developing Assessment Capable Learners is one of the most powerful techniques teachers in any content area or grade level can utilize to improve student achievement. By empowering students to take ownership of their own learning, teachers can encourage the development of executive function in students and create reflective, lifelong learners. Join us a for a fun day of learning what this might look like in your classroom, the steps you can take to develop these traits in your students, and the variety of personal benefits to teaching in this manner.

    54. MO SW-PBS Tier 3 - Session 4

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

    Location: SE RPDC-SE MO State Univ.-Cape Girardeau (Cape Girardeau, MO)

    Dates: 2/27/2019

    By Invitation Only. This training will consist of 4 days throughout the school year and is designed for SW-PBS school teams that have demonstrated readiness to develop a Tier 3 system of individualized support. School teams will build on the established school-wide system to develop an efficient process to serve high-risk students by learning how to conduct a Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) & use the results to develop a basic Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP). Sessions include instruction for collecting relevant student data using a variety of techniques, interpreting data to determine a competing pathway, identification of function-based intervention strategies, writing behavioral goals, options for monitoring implementation & student progress. Teams will engage in a guided practice opportunity for conducting a functional assessment & developing an appropriate intervention plan using data from a student in their own setting. Participants will use an evaluation rubric to assess features of their practice FBA-BIP.

    Session 4: Monitoring and evaluating student progress

    Recommended participants: School administrator, participant with behavioral expertise, and participant with academic expertise. This will form your Tier 3 Core Team.

    Missouri Teacher Standards:
    Standard 5: Positive Classroom Environment
    Standard 2: Student Learning Growth and Development
    Standard 7: Student Assessment and Data Analysis
    Standard 9: Professional Collaboration

    Dates: September 28, 2018; November 2, 2018; January 22, 2019; February 27, 2019

    55. PLC Year 2 Elementary Cohort - Day 5

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 Columbia College (Rolla, MO)

    Audience: Administrators and Leadership Team

    Dates: 2/27/2019

    There are five dates for this workshop. You will need to REGISTER FOR EACH WORKSHOP SEPARATELY. If you attend a workshop for which you have not registered, a late fee will be applied.
  • August 2
  • September 25
  • November 13
  • January 18
  • February 27

    This series of five workshops are a continuation of Professional Learning Communities training received during the 2017-18 school year. It is open only to the schools that have completed year one training. All Missouri standards are included in the five day long workshops.

    FEES ARE COMMUNICATED BY AGREEMENT WITH EACH PARTICIPATING SCHOOL.

    Lunch will be provided. Please notify us of any dietary restrictions at least seven days in advance.
  • 56. Reaching and Teaching Students with Dyslexia -- Part I

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

    Location: SE RPDC-SE MO State Univ.-Cape Girardeau (Cape Girardeau, MO)

    Dates: 2/27/2019

    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.

    57. SW-PBS Overview: Do You Want to Keep Kids in Class?

    Program: RPDC - Central

    Location: 9 Central RPDC (Warrensburg, MO) [map]

    Audience: Superintendents, Principals, Counselors, and Teachers

    Dates: 2/27/2019

    Do you have concerns about student discipline and classroom management? If so, find out how School-Wide Positive Behavior Support can work for your building. Attendance at this meeting will provide an opportunity to see how:

    **School-Wide Positive Behavior Support improves school climate!
    **SW-PBS creates more chances for academic achievement!
    **SW-PBS develops systems to reduce behaviors and referrals!
    **SW-PBS makes school a place where students and staff want to be!

    This is an overview for all administrators, counselors, teachers interested in developing an SW-PBS framework at their school or district.

    58. SW Region MLDS Emerging Leaders Yr. 1 Cohort Coaching Lab Session 2: February 28 (Thursday)

    Program: RPDC - Southwest

    Location: See Below (Kirksville, MO)

    Audience: SW Region MLDS Emerging Leader Year 1 Cohort

    Dates: 2/28/2019

    SW Region MLDS Emerging Leaders Yr. 1 Cohort will meet for Coaching Lab (Session 2) on February 28th (Thursday) at Nixa High School, 514 S. Nicholas Rd, Nixa.

    Please plan to arrive by 8:30 a.m.

    There are two dates and locations to choose from for Coaching Lab. Enrollment will be set at 16 per session. Dates are February 27th (Wednesday) OR February 28th (Thursday).

    * These sessions are for current participants in MLDS Emerging Year 1 Cohort.

    59. *Reaching and Teaching Students with Dyslexia: Reading, Writing, & Comprehension - Grades 3-6

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Dates: 2/28/2019

    DATE: Thursday, February 28, 2019

    TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

    LOCATION: Violette Hall 1316 (1st floor, southeast side)

    COST: $100 - Morning refreshments and Lunch provided

    In this workshop, participants will examine the understanding, reaching, and teaching of students with reading difficulties that may be signs of dyslexia. This session will be hands-on strategy development of effective instruction for students struggling with reading, writing, and comprehension.

    Participants will leave with instructional strategies they will be able to put into place immediately.

    60. Becoming Trauma Informed and Trauma Sensitive Schools

    Program: RPDC - Southwest

    Location: Park Central Office Building (ROOM 112) (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 2/28/2019

    It's one thing to be "Trauma Informed" but how does that translate to changes in actions, attitudes and behaviors in schools? Becoming a "Trauma Sensitive School" puts the information into action steps to help students.

    In this informative presentation, Consultant Julie Germann will take you deeper into the learning of the impacts of trauma on brain development, and the implications that those impacts have on classroom learning at various ages and stages of learning. In addition, you will be given strategies to move your classroom and your school from merely 'trauma informed' to a safe, welcoming 'trauma sensitive' environment for students who have many adverse experiences which have effected their lives.

    Parking and lunch will be included in the cost of registration!

    61. Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP): 2nd Year Teachers - SECONDARY (Meeting 2 of 2)

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

    Location: 1 Southeast Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Cape Girardeau, MO) [map]

    Dates: 2/28/2019

    This is meeting 2 of 2 for second year secondary teachers in the Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP). Second year secondary teachers will meet once per semester. Please register for each meeting separately.

    In year two of the Beginning Teacher Assistance Program, teachers will deepen their knowledge of effective teaching and learning practices. They will experience a two-day professional development opportunity designed to support and enrich their knowledge of "how students learn best." The BTAP Standards will continue to be the focus, which when partnered with ongoing support, can improve practices impacting student achievement.

    THIS SERIES MEETS THE INITIAL PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION (IPC) REQUIREMENT OF PARTICIPATING IN A BEGINNING TEACHER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AND ALIGNS TO THE MISSOURI TEACHER STANDARDS.

    Meeting Dates:
    October 24, 2018
    February 28, 2019


    NOTE: Participants must register for each meeting individually.

    62. Get Them on the Bus: Improving Teacher Efficacy and Creating Momentum for Change

    Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

    Location: 2 London Hall Rm #2-UMC campus (Columbia, MO)

    Dates: 2/28/2019

    New
    Building administrators and teacher leaders are invited to join us for this fun, in-depth look at what we can do to create the right conditions for powerful, cultural change to take place in our schools. John Hattie’s “Visible Learning” research identifies “collective teacher efficacy” as the most powerful factor contributing to student achievement, yet developing this in our faculty remains a significant challenge for those looking to create lasting, impactful change. How can we develop consensus among our teachers? How can we minimize the impact of naysayers? Join us for a fun day of learning as you form a plan for celebration and goal-setting that transforms “one more thing” into a faculty asking “What’s next?”

    63. Missouri Connections & ICAP Roundtable & Information Session - Pike/Lincoln TC

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: Pike/Lincoln Technical Center (Eoilia, MO)

    Audience: school counselors, classroom teachers, administrators

    Dates: 2/28/2019

    DATE: Thursday, February 28, 2019

    TIME: 9:00am-12:00pm

    LOCATION: Pike/Lincoln Technical Center - 430 Vo-Tech Rd. - Eolia, MO

    COST: Free

    Do you wonder how other schools are utilizing Missouri Connections? Do you have questions about the Individual Career & Academic Plan (ICAP) and what SB 638 requires?

    We all have the same goal of preparing students to be Success Ready for their futures! This workshop is an opportunity to meet, share, and gain new and helpful ideas and information from your fellow counselors and teachers on topics related to career education.

    Please bring your Missouri Connections school site username and password, as well as site administrator &/or staff account login/password.
    (If you do not have this information, prior to this training please contact your school’s Missouri Connections site administrator or e-mail moconnections@nwmissouri.edu or call State Trainer Charlene Piel at 660-562-1046 anytime M-F, 8-4:30.)

    There must be at least 5 registered participants on February 8 to hold this workshop; otherwise, this workshop will be cancelled.

    64. Missouri Equity Lab - Waynesville

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6-Waynesville High School 9th Grade Lecture Hall (Waynesville, MO) [map]

    Audience: Teams of educators from local school communities are invited to be a part of the Equity Lab to explore data, identify causes and develop strategies for ensuring all students have access to excellent teachers.

    Dates: 2/28/2019

    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.

    65. Missouri Equity Lab – Hometown Restaurant-Clarence

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Hometown Restaurant-Clarence MO (Clarence, MO)

    Dates: 2/28/2019

    DATE: Thursday, February 28, 2019

    TIME: 9:00am-12:00pm

    LOCATION: Hometown Restaurant - Clarence

    COST: Free

    Workshop registration will close on February 21 to allow time for collection of participating district data.

    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. As implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) begins, every district and school will need to know this information in order to be in compliance with the federal law. Teams of educators from local school communities are invited to be a part of the Equity Lab to explore data, identify causes, and develop strategies for ensuring all students have access to excellent teachers.

    66. PLC Year 2 Secondary Cohort - Day 5

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 Columbia College (Rolla, MO)

    Audience: Administrators and Leadership Team

    Dates: 2/28/2019

    There are five dates for this workshop. You will need to REGISTER FOR EACH WORKSHOP SEPARATELY. If you attend a workshop for which you have not registered, a late fee will be applied.
  • August 3, 2018
  • September 27, 2018
  • November 14, 2018
  • January 17, 2019
  • February 28, 2019

    This series of five workshops are a continuation of Professional Learning Communities training received during the 2017-18 school year. It is open only to the schools that have completed year one training. All Missouri standards are included in the five day long workshops.

    FEES ARE COMMUNICATED BY AGREEMENT WITH EACH PARTICIPATING SCHOOL.

    Lunch will be provided. Please inform us at least seven days in advance of any dietary restrictions you may have.
  • 67. Reaching and Teaching Students with Characteristics of Dyslexia - Level II

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 S&T PCRMC Annex E101 Seminar Room (Rolla, MO) [map]

    Audience: Any/All Subjects, Professional Development, Title Reading, Special Education Teachers, and Administrators

    Dates: 2/28/2019

    Closed
    Participants must complete Level I prior to attending Level II training.

    Level II: Let’s go deeper! Why is reading and writing so hard for these students? What makes the greatest impact after a student seems to know letters and sounds? Most of the instructional time in this training will be hands-on strategy development of effective instruction for students who show common characteristics of at-risk readers and writers. Participants will look closely at student needs for decoding for reading AND spelling but go deeper into understanding how the Simple View of Reading can make instructional decisions easier. This workshop moves beyond the foundation and into implementation for greater success. Come join us as we go deeper into the needs of students who struggle with literacy!

    This session will include the following topics:
  • Going Deeper in Student Errors for Tier II
  • Advanced Phonology
  • Phonics and Orthographic Mapping for Decoding and Writing
  • Building Vocabulary

    Lunch will be provided. Please notify us of any dietary restrictions at least seven days in advance.

    If you attend a workshop for which you have not registered, a late fee will be applied.
  • 68. Spring Into Writing!

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 S&T PCRMC Annex E101 Seminar Room (Rolla, MO) [map]

    Audience: 4-8 Classroom/ELA Teachers and Teams

    Dates: 2/28/2019

    It’s that time of year—the days are dark and long—but spring and state assessments are on the horizon. How can we keep students interested in growing as writers? Come spend the day practicing some engaging ways to increase fluency, use mentor texts, blend writing genres, and find opinions and arguments in texts to use as springboards to writing. Whether you compose on your laptop or in a notebook, you will get lots of practice and time to reflect about the strategies. We can continue to encourage student writers, whatever the weather!

    Missouri teacher standards addressed: 1.2; 4.1; 6.1

    Missouri Learning Standards Expectations K-5: W. 2. A,B,C, 6-12: W.2.A

    If you are attending a workshop for which you have not registered, a late fee will be applied.

    Lunch will be provided. Please notify us of any dietary restrictions at least seven (7) days in advance.

    69. Survivor 2018-2019 - WASHINGTON - Day 3

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 Washington District Technology and Learning Center (Washington, MO)

    Audience: First and second year K-12 educators

    Dates: 2/28/2019

    There are three dates for this workshop. Please register for EACH workshop separately.
    Registration fee of $250 is for the series of three dates:

  • September 18, 2018 - Day 1
  • November 29, 2018 - Day 2
  • February 28, 2019 - Day 3

    Over 40 percent of new teachers leave the profession within the first five years. Research shows a perceived lack of support and absence of job related professional learning as the root cause. Teachers often feel alone and isolated - fearful of asking for help.

    Our Survivor program for beginning teachers is aligned with professional development/growth plans focused on teaching standards and indicators as priorities for the first two years of teaching and provides on-going support during the year of BTAP.

    South Central RPDC - Survivor Series creates an opportunity for growth with other beginning teachers. Training and support is provided by experienced RPDC resource specialists.

    Topics will include:
  • Classroom Environment
  • Student Engagement and Motivation
  • Professional Communication
  • Education-Related Law

    This year, we are excited to add a mentor component to our well-designed beginning teacher training. Mentors may join their mentee at any Survivor session for $20. Mentors must attend a one-day Mentor Training on September 7, 2018, as a required pre-requisite to attending Survivor sessions. Registration for Mentor Training can be found here: Mentor Training.

    Administrator attendance is welcomed at any Survivor Session, just let us know you are coming!

    Attendance fulfills the Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) requirement for certification renewal/upgrade.

    Participants must complete all three dates in the series.
  • 70. Understanding Emotional Poverty in all demographics

    Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

    Dates: 2/28/2019

    This workshop presented by Dr. Sherri Thomas, certified trainer through Aha! Process, Inc. A Ruby Payne Company, addresses emotional poverty and builds emotional confidence in your students. This training provides understanding of the origins of anger, anxiety, and avoidance; giving information about the language needed to talk about brain regulation, integration and emotional competence. The training will help educators manage “the classroom dance” that occurs between the educator and the student. Tools to motivate good behavior and participants will receive a copy of Ruby Payne’s book Emotional Poverty. Price is $130 per participant. Book will be included in the price of the session.

    If you are unable to attend, cancellation must be made 10 business days prior to the training date or you will be charged for the materials. “The Emotional Poverty Certification and Training was one of the best I have ever received. It gave a sense of educational assurance that we all need in our classrooms.” Dr. Sherri Thomas.

    71. Sensorimotor Integration - Springfield

    Program: Project ACCESS

    Location: Springfield, MO (Springfield, MO)

    Audience: Special Education teachers and administrators, paraprofessionals, and physical and occupational therapists.

    Dates: 3/1/2019

    This one-day seminar, hosted at the Project ACCESS office, focuses on understanding the role of sensorimotor integration in the educational treatment and support of students with autism. Methods of infusing sensorimotor integration in the classroom and activities throughout the day will be discussed. Learn about sensorimotor issues frequently experienced by children with autism.

    Please note: attending the Introduction to the Education of Students with Autism training is suggested, but not required, prior to attending this training. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. with training beginning at 8:30 a.m. Lunch will be on your own. Please make checks payable to Project ACCESS/Missouri State University, 901 South National Avenue, Springfield, MO 65897 (fax: 417-836-6393)

    72. Missouri Model Districts (MMD) Principals: Retaining , Orienting and Hiring

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

    Dates: 3/1/2019

    Missouri Model Districts (MMD) Principals: Retaining , Orienting and Hiring Friday, February 22, 2019: Objectives: Retain, Orientation, and Hiring

    •Attracting and retaining teacher talent

    •Elements of Teaching Quality

    •Orientation, Onboarding and Induction of New Staff

    73. Missouri Model Districts/Missouri Leadership Development System: Session 3

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Macon, MO (Macon, MO)

    Dates: 3/1/2019

    DATE: Friday, March 1, 2019

    TIME: 9:00am-1:00pm

    LOCATION: AJ’s Eat & Drink – Macon, MO

    COST: Free – Lunch provided

    This series of three Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) sessions will offer Missouri Model District (MMD) school leaders the opportunity to engage in professional learning that will connect what a leader knows to what a leader does. In each session, specific MLDS content has been selected to create a learning experience that takes you beyond the identified aspects of MMD knowledge into relevant leadership practice. Participants must register for each session separately.

    Session 3 will focus on attracting and retaining talented teachers. Participants will breakdown the elements of teaching quality and quality teachers. Work will focus on attracting talented teachers, as well as establishing effective orientation, onboarding and induction practices to help increase the likelihood of retaining great teachers.

    MLDS provides training and support to building administrators through research-based learning experiences.

    Session 3 will be repeated on February 26.

    74. MLDS Emerging Level-Year 2- Learning Lab

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

    Location: 1 Southeast Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Cape Girardeau, MO) [map]

    Dates: 3/1/2019

    Year 2 of Emerging Level provides new leaders with continued support which builds upon Year 1 training.

    The Missouri Leadership Development System provides support to new leaders to allow them to be successful in their first "Building Leadership" position.

    Year 1 dates include:
    September 26, 2018-Regional Meeting #1
    October 16 or 30, 2018- Learning Lab (off campus site)
    February 20, 2019- Regional Meeting #2
    March 2019- Learning Lab (off campus site)

    YOU MUST REGISTER FOR EACH DATE SEPARATELY

    For additional information, contact Tom Okruch at 573.986.6130

    75. MO Equity Lab

    Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

    Dates: 3/1/2019

    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 income. As implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) begins, every district and school will need to know this information in order to be in compliance with the federal law. Teams of educators from local school communities are invited to be a part of the Equity Lab to explore data, identify causes and develop strategies for ensuring all students have access to excellent teachers.

    76. PLC Continuing A Cohort - Day 3

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 Columbia College (Rolla, MO)

    Audience: Administrator and Leadership Team

    Dates: 3/1/2019

    There are four dates for this workshop. You will need to REGISTER FOR EACH WORKSHOP SEPARATELY. If you attend a workshop for which you have not registered, a late fee will be applied.
  • September 12, 2018
  • November 15, 2018
  • March 1, 2019
  • March 19, 2019

    This series of four workshops are a continuation of Professional Learning Communities training received during the 2017-18 school year. It is open only to the schools that have completed at least 4 years of training. All Missouri standards are included in the four day long workshops.

    FEES ARE COMMUNICATED BY AGREEMENT WITH EACH PARTICIPATING SCHOOL.

    Lunch will be provided. Please notify us of any dietary restrictions at least seven days in advance.
  • 77. Science Labs-n-Lessons

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 S&T PCRMC Annex E101 Seminar Room (Rolla, MO) [map]

    Audience: Kindergarten through 6th grade teachers

    Dates: 3/1/2019

    Don’t miss Science Labs –n- Lessons as we discover and use the 5 E instructional model to engage your students in science inquiry. Learn how to set up stations in your classroom to increase engagement and retention that involve the 5 E’s. Students will become active learners as you facilitate and guide students through science content.

    In this engaging and interactive workshop, you will learn a wealth of effective ways to help your students master the science and engineering practices, disciplinary core ideas and crosscutting concepts found in the MO Learning Standards-Science Expectations.

    If you are attending a workshop for which you have not registered, a late fee will be applied.

    Lunch will be provided. Please notify us of any dietary restrictions at least seven (7) days in advance.

    78. SW-PBS Preparation Team Training - Elementary Only - Meeting 6

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

    Location: SE RPDC-SE MO State Univ.-Cape Girardeau (Cape Girardeau, MO)

    Dates: 3/1/2019

    The Southeast RPDC will be hosting training workshops for teams that have just committed to Missouri School wide Positive Behavior Support. MO SW-PBS focuses on establishing school environments that support long-term success of effective practices. These workshops will guide teams in creating a proactive system approach to put behavioral and social strategies in place for all students while building in support for those at risk.

    Please sign up for each meeting date separately.

    Meeting Dates include:
    June 7, 2018
    June 8, 2018
    September 27, 2018
    November 1, 2018
    January 16, 2019
    March 1, 2019

    Missouri Teacher Standards:
    Standard 2 Student Learning, Growth and Development
    Standard 5: Positive Classroom Environment
    Standard 7 Student Assessment and Data Analysis
    Standard 9 Professional Collaboration

    79. SW-PBS Tier 2 Sustaining - Meeting 2

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

    Location: SE RPDC-SE MO State Univ.-Cape Girardeau (Cape Girardeau, MO)

    Dates: 3/1/2019

    BY INVITATION ONLY. This training is for Tier 2 teams who have completed Tier 2 Advanced and want to keep Tier 2 strong within their schools. The content of the two days will depend on the needs of the schools involved. This training may also be helpful for schools who are already implementing Tier 3 interventions, but again want to keep their Tier 2 interventions strong within their schools.

    Missouri Teacher Standards:
    Standard 5: Positive Classroom Environment
    Standard 2: Student Learning Growth and Development
    Standard 7: Student Assessment and Data Analysis
    Standard 9: Professional Collaboration

    Dates:
    September 19, 2018
    March 1, 2019

    80. Check & Connect

    Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

    Location: 2 London Hall Rm #2-UMC campus (Columbia, MO)

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

    Check & Connect is a comprehensive intervention designed to enhance student engagement at school with learning for marginalized, disengaged students in grades K-12, through relationship building, problem solving and capacity building, and persistence. The goal of Check & Connect is to foster school completion with academic and social competence. We are offering a free training for up to 30 participants. This will include both manuals and any other training materials used.

    March 4 & 5 from 8:30-3:30 each day with lunch will be on your own both days.

    81. Effective Speech Practices for Preschoolers and Non-verbal Students

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Speech Implementers & Speech Therapists

    Dates: 3/4/2019

    Speech Implementers will expand their knowledge base for providing therapy to and understanding the needs of pre-school students and non-verbal language disorders. This training will review common features, strengths and weaknesses, and best practices for addressing the needs of students with these disabilities. Practical therapy techniques will be reviewed. Participants are encouraged to bring specific questions regarding cases for brainstorming and to share therapy successes. Learning objectives will include the following:
    *Early Language/Preschool Development
    *What is a delay verses a disorder
    *The 30 Million Word Gap
    *Play based therapy
    *Push-in therapy model
    *Non-verbal language disorders
    *Receptive vs. expressive language disorders
    *Non-verbal means of communication
    *Social-pragmatic aspects of non-verbal communication
    *Building blocks to communication: Therapy methods to support verbal communication
    *Augmentative communication: Therapy when verbalizing is not successful

    Lunch provided

    82. English Language Teacher Ambassadors (ELTA)

    Program: RPDC - Southwest

    Location: SWRPDC Offices, 117 Park Central Square (Springfield, MO) [map]

    Dates: 3/4/2019

    Closed
    INVITATION ONLY to the six participants in the 2018-2019 Teacher Leader Academy. This meeting will be the first of our four collaborative meetings for the year.

    83. The Skills that Matter: Teaching Assertiveness in Any Classroom

    Program: RPDC - Southwest

    Location: Park Central Office Building Room 209 (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 3/4/2019

    Do your students have difficulty expressing themselves in situations like asking for help when they don’t understand; sharing their opinions during group work; or standing up to their peers? Do your students react in an aggressive way by acting dominant or demanding instead of staying respectful? Assertiveness instruction can help your students recognize when situations require assertiveness (and when they don’t) and enhance their capacity to be assertive (express their own thoughts, wants, and needs while respecting others) when appropriate. Missouri Post-Secondary Success (MO PSS) is offering a free professional development opportunity sponsored by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. MO PSS equips educators with strategies for systematically incorporating intrapersonal and interpersonal competencies into daily course content. In this way, educators support students to become career-equipped, lifelong learners who are socially and emotionally engaged.

    84. PLC Year 3 Elementary Cohort - Day 5

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 Columbia College (Rolla, MO)

    Audience: Administrators and Leadership Team

    Dates: 3/4/2019

    There are five dates for this workshop. You will need to REGISTER FOR EACH WORKSHOP SEPARATELY. If you attend a workshop for which you have not registered, a late fee will be applied.
  • August 27, 2018
  • October 10, 2018
  • December 11, 2018
  • February 7, 2019
  • March 4, 2019

    This series of five workshops are a continuation of Professional Learning Communities training received during the 2017-18 school year. It is open only to the schools that have completed year two training. All Missouri standards are included in the five day long workshops.

    FEES ARE COMMUNICATED BY AGREEMENT WITH EACH PARTICIPATING SCHOOL.

    Lunch will be provided. Please notify us of any dietary restrictions at least seven days in advance.
  • 85. Social Studies Professional Development

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

    Dates: 3/4/2019

    History Happens Here: Teaching History Through Regional Documents

    This seminar will explore ways to use primary source documents and images in social studies and language arts classrooms. It will emphasize Missouri documents and resources for finding them.

    Presenter Bio: Jeffrey Smith is a history professor and editor of The Confluence, a regional studies journal in a magazine format. He has been a professor and educator for 23 years and involved in regional studies programming for more than three decades.


    Mastering the Mystery of Inquiry


    Have you ever wanted your kids K-12 to be better at exploring, evaluating, and digging deep into rich questions with great content? Come learn how the NCSS C3 Inquiry Design Model can work for you! Educators will walk through an inquiry, explore inquiries already developed, and learn how to develop their own! Great for all ages of student and all disciplines in Social Studies!

    Presenter Bio: Erin Townsend is the Secondary Instructional and Mentoring Coach in the Nevada R-5 School District. She’s had some wonderful opportunities to travel and learn through Teach American History Grants, Gilder-Lehrman, National Endowment for the Humanities, the Mount Vernon Teacher Institute, the Korean War Digital Legacy Foundation, and most recently on a 7 day "Civil Rights in the South" trip with Freedom's Foundation.

    "Lunch will be on your own"

    86. Test Coordinators - Spring Assessment Q&A

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Dates: 3/4/2019

    DATE: Monday, March 4, 2019

    TIME: 9:00am-12:00pm

    LOCATION: Truman State University Student Union Building Activities Room (3200)

    COST: Free

    As the spring MAP and EOC assessments are getting closer, we would like to provide an opportunity for Northeast Area Test Coordinators to get together for an informal question and answer session. Veteran test coordinators from the area will be leading this Q&A workshop.

    Please bring your test manuals and any questions, and together we will brainstorm the answers or seek input collectively from DESE.

    87. Literacy Collaborative Group

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

    Location: 1 Southeast Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Cape Girardeau, MO) [map]

    Dates: 3/4/2019

    This is the fourth of a five-part series. Plan to dive deeply into literacy learning and teaching. We will explore best practices in reading and writing instruction and we will work together collaboratively to problem solve issues relevant to our classrooms and students. The format will be very interactive and adaptive.

    88. The Skills That Matter-Assertiveness

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 S&T PCRMC Annex E101 Seminar Room (Rolla, MO) [map]

    Audience: All General Education and Special Education Teachers, Counselor's, and Administrators

    Dates: 3/5/2019

    Developed by Drs. Amy Gaumer Erickson and Pattie Noonan from the University of Kansas, the Missouri Post-Secondary Success project aims to increase students’ social and emotional competencies thereby improving behavior and academic achievement, increasing graduation rates, and promoting strong post-school outcomes.

    During training, you will learn about the College and Career Competency Framework’s implementation elements and create instructional plans to incorporate competency instruction into your course content.

    This training will focus on the competency of assertiveness.

    If you are attending a workshop for which you have not registered, a late fee will be applied.

    Lunch will NOT be served.

    89. *2019 Quality Health & Physical Education (QHPE) Workshop

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Audience: This workshop will benefit physical educators, health educators, school wellness directors, administrators, and all school health personnel.

    Dates: 3/5/2019

    New
    DATE: Tues, Mar 5, '19
    TIME: 9:00-3:00
    LOCATION: Truman State Univ SUB Act. Rm (3200)
    COST: $60*–Refreshments, Lunch, & Materials included
    *Limited # of scholarships available; register early.

    This workshop is multi-faceted.

    Focus
    >Combatting the Opioid Problem in Schools (COPE mission & materials)
    >MO Healthy Schools CDC grant
    >Social Emotional Learning in Health & Phys Ed
    >Appropriate Practices & Resources to Promote Quality Health Ed
    >Appropriate Practices & Resources to Promote Quality Phys Ed
    >Issues & Ideas Related to Blended & Online Learning
    >Goal-Setting & Tracking Progress toward Achieving 1 Million Strong

    Topics
    1)Opioid-related issues in MO schools--emphasis on content info & resources to enhance educational efforts at all levels; 2)Goals for achievable outcomes in the MO Healthy Schools CDC grant (Laura Beckmann , chair) as a way to focus on H/PE course goals; 3)Content & resources to demonstrate how schools can provide appropriate school climates & instructional emphases to promote SEL; 4)Guidelines for Appropriate Practice for school health programs--emphasis on creating sound curricula & learning experiences at all levels w/in the Nat'l Health Ed Standards, WSCC, & HECAT guidelines; 5)Guidelines for Appropriate Practice for phys ed programs--emphasis on meeting PE Program Checklist criteria at all levels w/in the CSPAP, WSCC, & PECAT frameworks, & the Appropriate Guidelines grid; 6)Current issues relating to online learning credit & ways all teachers at all levels can create & implement blended & challenging learning programs; 7)Goals & outcomes for 1 Million Strong initiative in MO & ways teachers can join this movement.

    Please bring a device with QR Code Reader to access internet materials & resources.

    Sponsored by MOAHPERD, MO DESE thru the CDC MO Healthy Schools grant, MO RPDCs, & the MO COPE grant

    90. Missouri Leadership Development System - Evaluation is Coaching!

    Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

    Dates: 3/5/2019

    SESSION 3: Camdenton Administration Building, 172 Dare Blvd Camdenton, MO March 19, 2019 9am-3pm Topics: Coaching Lab- Next Level Coaching: Helping Teachers Achieve Their Potential Time Management: Establishing First Responders to give you more freedom to be in classrooms

    91. Missouri Equity Lab

    Program: RPDC - Central

    Location: 9 Central RPDC (Warrensburg, MO) [map]

    Dates: 3/6/2019

    This interactive lab will serve as an exciting and unique opportunity to ensure equitable access to excellent educators for every student regardless of race, socio-economic status, or geographic location. District and school leaders, and other stakeholders have been invited to engage in crucial conversations focused on addressing educational inequities that exist across our state by exploring data, identifying causes, and developing strategies to build a framework for the development of district-level plans to support the implementation of the Missouri Equity Plan. In preparation for the Missouri Equity Lab, each district is asked to identify and select a team of at least three representatives to participate in the half-day session, preferably from various levels: superintendent or cabinet member, director or department head, principal or assistant principal. Using local district data, participants will discuss educational inequities, and formulate ideas for achieving the following goals as outlined in the Missouri Equity Plan:

    1)Recruiting high-quality, culturally diverse teacher candidates;
    2)Ensuring relevant and effective teacher preparation;
    3)Providing an adequate quantity of qualified teacher candidates;
    4)Attracting teacher candidates to hard-to-staff subject areas or geographic locations;
    5)Ensuring teachers are supported and developed; and
    6)Cultivating effective school leaders through the Leadership Development System.

    Registration and Morning refreshments begin at 8:00 A.M.

    92. Beginning Teacher Assistance Program 2018-2019 (Teachers)

    Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

    Location: 2 London Hall Rm #7-UMC campus (Columbia, MO)

    Audience: Beginning Teachers

    Dates: 3/7/2019 to 4/12/2019

    Closed
    REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED: All new teachers in Missouri are required to participate in a beginning teacher assistance program sponsored by a Missouri teacher education program and provided by an education association, regional service center, school district or charter school. Additionally, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education adopted standards in 2017 providing for selection, training and support for all mentors as well. The Heart of Missouri Regional Professional Development Center (Heart of MO-RPDC) is offering a Beginning Teacher Assistance Program that combines the benefits of a cohort model, online virtual meetings and training for mentor teachers as well. Cost will be $350 per new teacher. Training dates for 2018-2019 are as follows: August 30, 2018 , September 20, 2018, February 7, 2019, March 7, 2019, and April 12, 2019 and Zoom Online Meetings, October 4, 2018, November 1, 2018, December 7, 2018 and January 3, 2019. All meetings are at the Heart of MO-RPDC on the University of Missouri campus, 501 South Sixth Street, 2 London Hall. This certificate series requires participation in all meeting dates and Zoom online meetings.

    93. Missouri Equity Lab – Truman State Univ.-Kirksville

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Dates: 3/7/2019

    DATE: Thursday, March 7, 2019

    TIME: 9:00am-12:00pm

    LOCATION: Truman State University Student Union Building Activities Room (3200)

    COST: Free

    Workshop registration will close on February 28 to allow time for collection of participating district data.

    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. As implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) begins, every district and school will need to know this information in order to be in compliance with the federal law. Teams of educators from local school communities are invited to be a part of the Equity Lab to explore data, identify causes, and develop strategies for ensuring all students have access to excellent teachers.

    94. PLC Sustaining Schools--Meeting #2

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

    Location: 1 Southeast Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Cape Girardeau, MO) [map]

    Dates: 3/7/2019

    This is the second meeting for schools in the Sustaining Schools cohort of the PLC Project. Registrants must be from a school that has a PLC Business Partnership Agreement with the Southeast RPDC.

    95. Professional Development Committee Training (for PDC Chairs and Administrators) 1st offering

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

    Location: SE RPDC-SE MO State Univ.-Cape Girardeau (Cape Girardeau, MO)

    Dates: 3/7/2019

    The Excellent in Education Act requires each school district to have a Professional Development Committee Committee (PDC). This workshop is designed to assist districts in developing high quality professional development opportunities as designed by the "Missouri Professional Development Guidelines". PDC Chairs and Administrators will be provided with the most up to date information available concerning the roles, responsibilities and expectations of their committee members.

    For more information, please contact Cynthia Matthew at cjmatthew@semo.edu

    96. Beginning Teacher Conference

    Program: RPDC - Central

    Location: 9 UCM University Union (Warrensburg, MO) [map]

    Audience: 1st & 2nd Year Teachers

    Dates: 3/8/2019

    This workshop is intended to support beginning teachers as they embark on their professional journey in the teaching world.

    Morning refreshments and registration begin at 8:30 am. Workshop begins at 9:00 am. Lunch is on your own.

    97. MO Equity Lab

    Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

    Dates: 3/8/2019

    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 income. As implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) begins, every district and school will need to know this information in order to be in compliance with the federal law. Teams of educators from local school communities are invited to be a part of the Equity Lab to explore data, identify causes and develop strategies for ensuring all students have access to excellent teachers.

    98. PLC Year 3 Secondary Cohort - Day 5

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 Columbia College (Rolla, MO)

    Audience: Administrators and Leadership Team

    Dates: 3/8/2019

    There are five dates for this workshop. You will need to REGISTER FOR EACH DATE SEPARATELY. If you attend a workshop for which you have not registered, a late fee will be applied.
  • August 28, 2018
  • October 11, 2018
  • December 12, 2018
  • February 8, 2019
  • March 8, 2019

    This series of five workshops are a continuation of Professional Learning Communities training received during the 2017-18 school year. It is open only to the schools that have completed year two training. All Missouri standards are included in the five day long workshops.

    FEES ARE COMMUNICATED BY AGREEMENT WITH EACH PARTICIPATING SCHOOL.

    Lunch will be provided. Please inform us at least seven days in advance of any dietary restrictions you may have.
  • 99. Understanding Emotional Poverty in all Demographics

    Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

    Location: 2 London Hall Rm #2-UMC campus (Columbia, MO)

    Dates: 3/8/2019

    This workshop presented by Dr. Sherri Thomas, certified trainer through Aha! Process, Inc. A Ruby Payne Company, addresses emotional poverty and builds emotional confidence in your students. This training provides an understanding of the origins of anger, anxiety, and avoidance; giving information about the language needed to talk about brain regulation, integration, and emotional competence. The training will help educators manage “the classroom dance” that occurs between the educator and the student. Tools to motivate good behavior and participants will receive a copy of Ruby Payne’s book Emotional Poverty. $130 per participant. Book is included in the cost of the session.
    If you are unable to attend, cancellation must be made 10 business days prior to the training date or you will be charged for the materials.
    “The Emotional Poverty Certification and Training was one of the best I have ever received. It gave a sense of educational assurance that we all need in our classrooms.” Dr. Sherri Thomas.

    100. Writing and the ELA MAP: Grades 3-5

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: 3-5 Teachers

    Dates: 3/8/2019

    This session will be based on the 2019 practice tests and state feedback on 2018 results and will provide participants with a deeper understanding of our state assessment design in English Language Arts.

    We will explore methods to utilize information from assessments in current district curriculum. Participants will learn effective instructional practices which will lead to higher success for all and go home with "hands-on techniques" ready for classroom application.
    DESE updates and expectations will also be shared.

    This session is also being offered on February 21 in St. Joseph.

    Lunch is provided

    101. You Be The Chemist

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

    Location: 1 Southeast Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Cape Girardeau, MO) [map]

    Dates: 3/8/2019

    Come join us for the FREE hands-on, Chemistry workshop for K-8th grade teachers! Chemical Educational Foundation has created the You Be The Chemist Essential Elements-SM program to provide K-8 educators nationwide with a free professional development program to assist educators in teaching chemistry through hands-on activities and real-world applications. The Essential Elements workshop provides participants with:


    • A Chemical Educational Foundation giveaway bag that includes a flash drive with 50+ Activity Guide experiments, which educators can bring right to their learners. The activities use household materials and are cheap, easy to do, and can be done in any space.


    • A chance to see the 5E constructiveness learning cycle in action! This cycle allows students to build their own understanding of new concepts from both old ideas and their own experiences.


    • An opportunity to collaborate with other educators to help plan their own 5E lessons using additional activities from the Activity Guides. This workshop is FREE and includes lunch. Presenter: Ed Bonney, Essential Elements Certified Instructor, Labadie, MO