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1. Makeup 1st day - BTAP

Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

Location: Park Central Office Building (Springfield, MO)

Audience: First / Second year teachers that were unable to attend the first session

Dates: 9/8/2023

Beginning teachers are one of our greatest assets. Yet, 17% of teachers leave the career within the first five years (Gray et al., 2015). Effective professional development is a key factor of teacher retention (Podolsky et al., 2018).

This program is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System

MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) meets Missouri's BTAP certification requirements.

This opportunity provides:

-networking with other new teachers and educational consultants

-just-in-time learning (critical firsts)

-awareness of the phases of a new teacher

-relationship-building skills

-on-demand learning, including videos by Mike Rutherford

2. MTDS Grow Your Own (GYO) Network (Southwest)

Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

Dates: 9/8/2023 to 2/1/2024

MTDS Grow Your Own (GYO) Network

Missouri students need great teachers. Your role as a builder of the next generation of educators is SO important! Together we can help build the future of Missouri teachers.

Regional Grow Your Own networks are designed:

-to connect district GYO program designers/facilitators through active collaborative groups.

-to promote resource/information sharing among colleagues.

-to create opportunities that inspire students to become great educators.

-using the Aspiring Level state competencies as a focus.

Join us if you are a designer/facilitator of a GYO club/chapter or class who wants to:

-connect with other leaders who work with the next generation of educators.

-hear relevant guest speakers.

-learn about resources and opportunities that support your program.

-share the fantastic happenings of your group of future teachers.

Regional networking sessions support the implementation and growth of GYO teacher recruitment programs in all Missouri school districts and charter schools. The state MTDS GYO Coordinator, Sandy Humbyrd, a former Ed Pathways Dual Credit Class Teacher & Ed Club Sponsor, who completed doctoral work on Missouri's GYO programs, will be facilitating network gatherings.

3. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition Cohort 28

Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

Dates: 10/2/2023 to 3/5/2024

Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides educators with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. The 'blended learning' format of this series includes face-to-face learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction.

SPECIAL NOTES: Participants must attend a 90-minute virtual launch in August (dates/times will be sent via email).

(1) There are four 'face to face' dates for this workshop series. We will focus on each of the four LETRS units respectively:
  • Day 1 and Unit 1, The Challenge of Learning to Read;
  • Day 2/Unit 2: The Speech Sounds of English;
  • Day 3/Unit 3: Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling
  • Day 4/Unit 4: Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition.

    Registration fee for all four 'face to face' dates is $300, including parking and breakfast. This is waived for MO RLE recipients.

    (2) Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact janaloge@missouristate for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for $399.

    (3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials!

    NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award.
    For any additional questions, contact janaloge@missouristate.edu
  • 4. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition Cohort 30 Mondays ONLY

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Alumni Center, 300 S Jefferson, Springfield (Springfield, MO) [map]

    Dates: 10/16/2023 to 3/18/2024

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides educators with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. The 'blended learning' format of this series includes face-to-face learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction.

    SPECIAL NOTES: Participants must attend a 90-minute virtual launch in August (dates/times will be sent via email).

    (1) There are four 'face to face' dates for this workshop series. We will focus on each of the four LETRS units respectively:
  • Day 1 and Unit 1, The Challenge of Learning to Read;
  • Day 2/Unit 2: The Speech Sounds of English;
  • Day 3/Unit 3: Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling
  • Day 4/Unit 4: Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition.

    Registration fee for all four 'face to face' dates is $300, including parking and breakfast. This is waived for MO RLE recipients.

    (2) Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact janaloge@missouristate for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for $399.

    (3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials!

    NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award.
    For any additional questions, contact janaloge@missouristate.edu
  • 5. LETRS Vol. 2: Language Comprehension Cohort 52 (Hurley Onsite)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Dates: 11/13/2023 to 4/22/2024

    LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) units address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. Skilled reading comprehension includes two domains, Word Recognition (Units 1-4) and Language Comprehension (Units 5-8). This professional learning series focuses specifically on oral language and vocabulary, understanding reading comprehension, text-driven comprehension instruction, and the reading-writing connection. Completion of LETRS Vol. 1 (Units 1-4) is a prerequisite to Vol. 2. The 'blended learning' format of Vol. 2 series include four face-to-face training dates and an online course license (through Lexia Learning) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. Registration for four F2F dates includes parking and a hot breakfast for $300. Lunch on your own. LETRS Vol. 2 manual and online course license will be ordered by ATLL and the district will be invoiced for these materials ($369 per person) and the four f2f trainings at cost recovery ($75 per session). NOTE: Districts may apply for REIMBURSEMENT for manual and online license upon completion of online course and attendance of all four f2f sessions by applying through SB 681. Face to Face meetings: 11/13/23, 12/11/23, 1/22/24, 3/11/24.

    6. GYO (State Funded) Grant Support Session 1

    Program: DESE - Grants

    Dates: 11/29/2023

    DESE will be holding Learning and Sharing Opportunities for GYO (State Funded) Grantees. These sessions will allow districts to share (a) emerging issues in teacher recruitment; and (b) innovative practices and/or successful strategies for addressing these challenges. A Zoom link will be sent to the email associated with your frontline account on the morning of the event.
    In the Phase III Evaluation report, districts reported they would like to have more opportunities to meet and learn from other districts that are similar to them. DESE will be holding Learning and Sharing Opportunities for Teacher Retention Grantees. These bi-annual forums will allow districts to share (a) emerging issues in teacher recruitment and retention; and (b) innovative practices and/or successful strategies for addressing those challenges. A Zoom link will be sent to the email associated with your frontline account on the morning of the event.
    In the Phase III Evaluation report, districts reported they would like to have more opportunities to meet and learn from other districts that are similar to them. DESE will be holding Learning and Sharing Opportunities for Teacher Retention Grantees. These bi-annual forums will allow districts to share (a) emerging issues in teacher recruitment and retention; and (b) innovative practices and/or successful strategies for addressing those challenges. A Zoom link will be sent to the email associated with your frontline account on the morning of the event.

    9. GYO (State Funded) Grant Support Session 2

    Program: DESE - Grants

    Dates: 1/24/2024

    DESE will be holding Learning and Sharing Opportunities for GYO (State Funded) Grantees. These sessions will allow districts to share (a) emerging issues in teacher recruitment; and (b) innovative practices and/or successful strategies for addressing these challenges. A Zoom link will be sent to the email associated with your frontline account on the morning of the event.
    In the Phase III Evaluation report, districts reported they would like to have more opportunities to meet and learn from other districts that are similar to them. DESE will be holding Learning and Sharing Opportunities for Teacher Retention Grantees. These bi-annual forums will allow districts to share (a) emerging issues in teacher recruitment and retention; and (b) innovative practices and/or successful strategies for addressing those challenges. A Zoom link will be sent to the email associated with your frontline account on the morning of the event.

    11. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition Cohort 54 (Mtn. Grove Onsite - INVITE ONLY)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Mountain Grove Elementary School (Mountain Grove, MO) [map]

    Dates: 2/19/2024 to 4/29/2024

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides educators with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. The 'blended learning' format of this series includes face-to-face learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction.

    SPECIAL NOTES: Participants must attend a 90-minute virtual launch in August (dates/times will be sent via email).

    (1) There are four 'face to face' dates for this workshop series. We will focus on each of the four LETRS units respectively:
  • Day 1 and Unit 1, The Challenge of Learning to Read;
  • Day 2/Unit 2: The Speech Sounds of English;
  • Day 3/Unit 3: Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling
  • Day 4/Unit 4: Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition.

    Registration fee for all four 'face to face' dates is $300. This is waived for MO RLE recipients.

    (2) Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact janaloge@missouristate for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for $399.

    (3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials!

    NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award.
    For additional information, please contact Annette Tankersley at annettetankersley@missouristate.edu .
  • 12. LETRS Vol. 2: Language Comprehension Cohort 23 (Ava Onsite - INVITE ONLY)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: TBD (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 3/11/2024 to 5/17/2024

    LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) units address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. Skilled reading comprehension includes two domains, Word Recognition (Vol. 1 Units 1-4) and Language Comprehension (Vol.2 Units 5-8). This Vol. 2 professional learning series focuses specifically on oral language and vocabulary, understanding reading comprehension, text-driven comprehension instruction, and the reading-writing connection. Completion of LETRS Vol. 1 (Units 1-4) is a prerequisite to Vol. 2. The 'blended learning' format of Vol. 2 series includes four face-to-face training dates and an online course license (through Lexia Learning) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their manuals from DESE. If you are not a MO RLE recipient, contact janaloge@missouristate.edu for ordering your manual. DO NOT purchase your own materials! Registration for four F2F dates includes parking and hot breakfast for $300 (This is waived for MO RLE recipients.). Lunch is on your own. NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award (for our records only). For any additional questions, contact annettetankersley@missouristate.edu

    13. Using Base Ten Blocks in Grades 1-3

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

    Audience: 1st Grade Teachers, 2nd Grade Teachers, 3rd Grade Teachers

    Dates: 4/5/2024

    This professional development opportunity is designed for 1st through 3rd grade teachers. Are you looking for fun ways to engage your students while deepening their mathematical understandings? Base ten blocks are an effective tool to deepen place value understanding and aid in instruction of addition and subtraction. Join us for some hands-on learning and discover ways to model and use base ten blocks with your students to create conceptual understanding with your students.

    In this PD, we will:
    **Dive deeper into the Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract (CPA) framework for understanding through the use of models and manipulatives
    **Provide ideas and materials for activities to take back to the classroom

    14. LETRS Volume 1: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling - Skyline School District (Urbana, MO) Staff ONLY - Cohort 6

    Program: RPDC - Central

    Audience: Skyline School District Staff ONLY - K-5 Teachers, Title, Special Education or Interventionists, Coaches, Administrators

    Dates: 4/8/2024 to 4/7/2025

    - Skyline School District (Urbana, MO) Staff ONLY


    LETRS provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. LETRS is NOT a program. Teachers learn the "science of reading” to apply research to classroom applications no matter the curriculum or program used. Aligning instruction with the "science of reading” gives students the best chance of becoming successful readers. Regardless of any textbooks or instructional materials used, if the teacher does not have the knowledge of evidence-based practices and standards, students will not acquire what is needed to learn.

    Instruction is a mixture of face-to-face learning sessions through structured modules PLUS four units of online videos including examples of effective classroom instruction. Teachers are expected to apply the information, reflect, and record outcomes.

    Participants are expected to attend all the dates of this workshop.

    For DESE to purchase materials in time for this training, participants will need to be registered with DESE prior to July 3 using this link: LETRS® Training for K-5 Educators (2024-25) Participants will receive their manuals and online course access at the first session. Please bring a computer to the first session; phones will not work for the purpose of logging in to your LETRS account.

    15. GYO (State Funded) Grant Support Session 3

    Program: DESE - Grants

    Dates: 4/24/2024

    DESE will be holding Learning and Sharing Opportunities for GYO (State Funded) Grantees. These sessions will allow districts to share (a) emerging issues in teacher recruitment; and (b) innovative practices and/or successful strategies for addressing these challenges. A Zoom link will be sent to the email associated with your frontline account on the morning of the event.

    16. LETRS Volume 2: Language Comprehension (Cohort Summer 81)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 5/1/2024 to 7/25/2024

    LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) units address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. Skilled reading comprehension includes two domains, Word Recognition (Units 1-4) and Language Comprehension (Units 5-8). This professional learning series focuses specifically on oral language and vocabulary, understanding reading comprehension, text-driven comprehension instruction, and the reading-writing connection. Completion of LETRS Vol. 1 (Units 1-4) is a prerequisite to Vol. 2. The 'blended learning' format of Vol. 2 series include four face-to-face training dates and an online course license (through Lexia Learning) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. Registration for four F2F dates includes parking and a hot breakfast for $300. Lunch on your own. This is waived for MO RLE recipients. (2) Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact melindaodom@missouristate for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for $399. (3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials! NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award. For any additional questions, contact melindaodom@missouristate.edu NOTE: Districts may apply for REIMBURSEMENT for manual and online license upon completion of online course and attendance of all four f2f sessions by applying through SB 681. Face to Face meetings: 5/1, 5/30, 6/27, 7.25

    17. Revisiting Reading Success Plans (Zoom Morning Session 1)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: 5. Virtual (Virtual, MO)

    Dates: 5/2/2024

    This virtual networking session will provide you the opportunity to reflect on current RSP data; affirm exiting criteria (K-3 and gr. 5+); and glean further clarification from DESE. Here is the zoom link for the morning session: https://lexialearning.zoom.us/j/93333642179?pwd=N2p2WnlwYStKTEowUVBSUTdXdEhWQT09

    18. Revisiting Reading Success Plans (Zoom Afternoon Session 2)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: 5. Virtual (Virtual, MO)

    Dates: 5/2/2024

    This virtual networking session will provide you the opportunity to reflect on current RSP data; affirm exiting criteria (K-3 and gr. 5+); and glean further clarification from DESE. Here is the zoom link for the afternoon session: https://lexialearning.zoom.us/j/94332774521?pwd=RmNoNnRnblI0SXZQRmZLcStTbzV6UT09

    19. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) - Volume I (Cohort 1)--Eminence (INVITATION ONLY)

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 Eminence School District (Eminence, MO)

    Audience: Elementary K-5 Teachers, Title Reading Teachers, Special Education Teachers or Interventionists, & Administrators

    Dates: 5/17/2024 to 3/31/2025

    Closed
    Participants are expected to attend all dates in this workshop.
  • May 17, 2024 (Kick-Off Date--Time: 9:00-11:00)
  • August 15, 2024
  • October 18, 2024
  • February 7, 2025
  • March 31, 2025

    LETRS provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. LETRS is NOT a program. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. Instruction is a mixture of 4 face-to-face learning sessions through structured modules and 4 units of online videos including examples of effective classroom instruction. Teachers will be asked to apply the information on chosen students. Please sign up through the MO RLE Link before signing up here so DESE knows to order materials for you. Here is the DESE MO RLE Link (https://modese.wufoo.com/forms/mlqwtp50fkp7t6/): Register Here.

    Face-to-Face Sessions Include:
    Session 1 - The Challenge of Learning to Read
    Session 2 - The Speech Sounds of English
    Session 3 - Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, & Spelling
    Session 4 - Advanced Decoding, Spelling, & Word Recognition

    Presenter: Leanne Mowery-Halbrook (lmowery-halbrook@mst.edu)

    A late fee will be applied if you have NOT registered.

  • 20. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) - Volume I (Cohort 7)--Waynesville (INVITATION ONLY)

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 Waynesville - Freedom Elementary (St. Robert, MO)

    Audience: Elementary K-5 Teachers, Title Reading Teachers, Special Education Teachers or Interventionists, & Administrators

    Dates: 5/21/2024 to 3/11/2025

    Closed
    Participants are expected to attend all dates in this workshop.
  • May 21, 2024 (Kick-Off Date--Time: 8:00-10:00; Location: Parker Educational Center)
  • August 1, 2024 (Location: Freedom Elementary)
  • October 14, 2024 (Location: Freedom Elementary)
  • January 17, 2025 (Location: Freedom Elementary)
  • March 11, 2025 (Location: Freedom Elementary)

    LETRS provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. LETRS is NOT a program. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. Instruction is a mixture of 4 face-to-face learning sessions through structured modules and 4 units of online videos including examples of effective classroom instruction. Teachers will be asked to apply the information on chosen students. Please sign up through the MO RLE Link before signing up here so DESE knows to order materials for you. Here is the DESE MO RLE Link (https://modese.wufoo.com/forms/mlqwtp50fkp7t6/): Register Here

    Face-to-Face Sessions Include:
    Session 1 - The Challenge of Learning to Read
    Session 2 - The Speech Sounds of English
    Session 3 - Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, & Spelling
    Session 4 - Advanced Decoding, Spelling, & Word Recognition

    Presenters: Leanne Mowery-Halbrook -- Units 1 & 4 (lmowery-halbrook@mst.edu); Jennie Brakensiek -- Units 2 & 3 (jbrakensiek@mst.edu)

    A late fee will be applied if you have NOT registered.

  • 21. LETRS Vol.2: Language Comprehension (Cohort 92)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 5/21/2024 to 8/7/2024

    LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) units address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. Skilled reading comprehension includes two domains, Word Recognition (Vol. 1 Units 1-4) and Language Comprehension (Vol.2 Units 5-8). This Vol. 2 professional learning series focuses specifically on oral language and vocabulary, understanding reading comprehension, text-driven comprehension instruction, and the reading-writing connection. Completion of LETRS Vol. 1 (Units 1-4) is a prerequisite to Vol. 2. The 'blended learning' format of Vol. 2 series includes four face-to-face training dates and an online course license (through Lexia Learning) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their manuals from DESE. If you are not a MO RLE recipient, contact janaloge@missouristate.edu for ordering your manual. DO NOT purchase your own materials! Registration for four F2F dates includes parking and hot breakfast for $300 (This is waived for MO RLE recipients.). Lunch is on your own. NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award (for our records only). For any additional questions, contact annettetankersley@missouristate.edu

    22. 24-25 LETRS Volume 1 Cohort 15 - Limited to Frontier School District

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: Frontier School of Innovation – Elementary (Kansas City, MO)

    Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

    Dates: 5/23/2024 to 3/24/2025

    Closed
    By Invitation Only

    LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading” so they are able to apply research into classroom application to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to- face trainings.

    23. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition Cohort #91 (CLOSED)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 5/28/2024 to 8/6/2024

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides educators with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. The 'blended learning' format of this series includes face-to-face learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. SPECIAL NOTE: A 'Launch' session will be held on the first meeting date.

    (1) There are four 'face to face' dates for this workshop series. We will focus on each of the four LETRS units respectively:
    Day 1 and Unit 1, The Challenge of Learning to Read;
    Day 2/Unit 2: The Speech Sounds of English;
    Day 3/Unit 3: Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling
    Day 4/Unit 4: Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition.

    Registration fee for all four 'face to face' dates is $300, including parking and breakfast. This is waived for MO RLE recipients.
    (2) Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact janaloge@missouristate.edu for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for $399.
    (3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials!
    NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award.
    For any additional questions, contact annettetankersley@missouristate.edu

    24. Teaching the Principles of Civics and Patriotism Workshop (Elementary Session)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Alumni Center, 300 S Jefferson, Springfield (Springfield, MO) [map]

    Dates: 5/30/2024

    This workshop will provide Missouri K-12 teachers with training on the new Civics and Patriotism framework that will be released by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) for the 2024-25 school year.

    During this three-hour workshop, participants will:

  • learn about the new framework.
  • interact with Missouri teachers who developed the lessons.
  • discover strategies to integrate content into existing curricula.
  • collaborate with fellow teachers.
  • receive a $150 stipend for attending.
  • be eligible for their district to receive $1000 to purchase resources that support Civics and Patriotism instruction.
  • Lesson Topics Include...

  • Character Traits of Famous Missourians
  • Ellis Island
  • Whiskey Rebellion
  • Electoral College
  • Trail of Tears
  • Miracle on Ice
  • Veterans Day
  • Patriot Day
  • Being an Active Citizen
  • Purpose of the Bill of Rights
  • Presidential Bravery
  • Twelve Tables
  • ...And More!


    All lessons will be available on the DESE website in Fall 2024

    25. Teaching the Principles of Civics and Patriotism Workshop (Secondary Session)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Alumni Center, 300 S Jefferson, Springfield (Springfield, MO) [map]

    Dates: 5/30/2024

    This workshop will provide Missouri K-12 teachers with training on the new Civics and Patriotism framework that will be released by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) for the 2024-25 school year.

    During this three-hour workshop, participants will:

  • learn about the new framework.
  • interact with Missouri teachers who developed the lessons.
  • discover strategies to integrate content into existing curricula.
  • collaborate with fellow teachers.
  • receive a $150 stipend for attending.
  • be eligible for their district to receive $1000 to purchase resources that support Civics and Patriotism instruction.
  • Lesson Topics Include...

  • Character Traits of Famous Missourians
  • Ellis Island
  • Whiskey Rebellion
  • Electoral College
  • Trail of Tears
  • Miracle on Ice
  • Veterans Day
  • Patriot Day
  • Being an Active Citizen
  • Purpose of the Bill of Rights
  • Presidential Bravery
  • Twelve Tables
  • ...And More!


    All lessons will be available on the DESE website in Fall 2024

    26. LETRS Volume 1: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling - Marshall and Glasgow Staff ONLY - Cohort 7

    Program: RPDC - Central

    Audience: Marshall and Glasgow School District Staff ONLY - K-5 Teachers, Title, Special Education or Interventionists, Coaches, Administrators

    Dates: 5/30/2024 to 3/17/2025

    - Marshall and Glasgow Staff ONLY


    LETRS provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. LETRS is NOT a program. Teachers learn the "science of reading” to apply research to classroom applications no matter the curriculum or program used. Aligning instruction with the "science of reading” gives students the best chance of becoming successful readers. Regardless of any textbooks or instructional materials used, if the teacher does not have the knowledge of evidence-based practices and standards, students will not acquire what is needed to learn.

    Instruction is a mixture of face-to-face learning sessions through structured modules PLUS four units of online videos including examples of effective classroom instruction. Teachers are expected to apply the information, reflect, and record outcomes.

    Participants are expected to attend all the dates of this workshop.

    For DESE to purchase materials in time for this training, participants will need to be registered with DESE prior to July 3 using this link: LETRS® Training for K-5 Educators (2024-25) Participants will receive their manuals and online course access at the first session. Please bring a computer to the first session; phones will not work for the purpose of logging in to your LETRS account.

    27. 24-25 LETRS Volume 2 Cohort 16 -Limited to Ray-Pec School District-By Invitation Only

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: Stonegate Elementary School (Raymore, MO)

    Audience: Limited to Raymore Peculiar School District teachers preregistered through MO Read, Lead, Exceed

    Dates: 5/31/2024 to 5/5/2025

    By invitation only - Participants must pre-register with DESE and Missouri Read, Lead, Exceed.


    NOTE: Participants only need to attend one date: May 31 OR June 28

    28. Learning Blade: STEM/CS/CTE Career Awareness Resources - Agency for Teaching, Leading, and Learning

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 6/5/2024

    Join us for an enriching learning experience at our Regional Learning Blade Professional Development sessions across Missouri. In these sessions, you will learn how Learning Blade supports STEM, computer science, and CTE, and how our program can be implemented in a variety of classroom settings!

    What is Learning Blade?

    Learning Blade is an online system that allows ANY teacher to provide Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), Computer Science (CS) and Career and Technical Education (CTE)

  • Aligned to MO 5th-9th grade math, science, ELA, social studies, and technology standards.
  • Builds skills, awareness, and interest in STEM, CS, and CTE careers and technologies.
  • STEM:

  • Hands-on projects
  • Interdisciplinary lessons Design
  • Thinking exercise
  • 3D printing projects and models
  • CS:

  • 20+ hours coding course CS
  • Career Exploration
  • Online and offline engagement of CS principles
  • CTE:

  • Exploration of 100+ careers with interactive lessons
  • Career videos
  • This session will cover:

  • Best practices for integrating interdisciplinary curriculum.
  • How to implement support to educators and the whole school building.
  • How to train other building instructors to work with Learning Blade.
  • Participants will receive a $150 stipend for attending. (paid after the workshop)

    29. MLDS Year 1 Northwest (St Joseph)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Year 1 Building Leaders and Mentors

    Dates: 6/6/2024 to 5/29/2025

    Welcome to MLDS NEW LEADERS YEAR 1 - St. Joseph Cohort! The Missouri Leadership Development System provides training and support to new principals and assistant principals through research-based learning experiences. NEW LEADERS YEAR 1 and their mentors will participate in five regional meetings that provide practical knowledge, skills, along with networking opportunities for building administrators. One of the meetings includes a coaching lab that provides hands-on, practical experiences for leaders to improve their skills in developing and growing teachers. The capstone to this year of learning includes registration to the NORTHWEST LEADERSHIP SUMMIT on May 29, 2025. The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is an important component to support the effort of all buildings.

    The NEW LEADERS YEAR 1 level is the initial phase of MLDS support and is designed for first year principals and assistant principals. Principals will be guided by an established mentor during this year of learning. Participation in both Year 1 and Year 2 completes DESE requirements for new administrator mentoring.

    Mentors are encouraged to register but will not be billed or charged for registration.

    30. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition (Cohort 100 Willard)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 6/11/2024 to 8/5/2024

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides educators with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. The 'blended learning' format of this series includes face-to-face learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. SPECIAL NOTE: A 'Launch' session will be held on the first meeting date. (1) There are four 'face to face' dates for this workshop series. We will focus on each of the four LETRS units respectively: Day 1 and Unit 1, The Challenge of Learning to Read; Day 2/Unit 2: The Speech Sounds of English; Day 3/Unit 3: Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling Day 4/Unit 4: Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition. Registration fee for all four 'face to face' dates is $300, including parking and breakfast. This is waived for MO RLE recipients. (2) Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact janaloge@missouristate.edu for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for approximately $420. (3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials! NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award.

    31. LETRS Vol. 2: Language Comprehension (Cohort 66 Willard)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 6/13/2024 to 8/8/2024

    LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) units address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. Skilled reading comprehension includes two domains, Word Recognition (Vol. 1 Units 1-4) and Language Comprehension (Vol.2 Units 5-8). This Vol. 2 professional learning series focuses specifically on oral language and vocabulary, understanding reading comprehension, text-driven comprehension instruction, and the reading-writing connection. Completion of LETRS Vol. 1 (Units 1-4) is a prerequisite to Vol. 2. The 'blended learning' format of Vol. 2 series includes four face-to-face training dates and an online course license (through Lexia Learning) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. Lunch is on your own. NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award (for our records only). If you have any questions, please contact janaloge@missouristate.edu

    32. Building Thinking Classrooms Online Book Study - Math

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Dates: 6/17/2024 to 6/21/2024

    This is a QUICK book study! We will meet every morning for 1 week to cover 3 chapters each meeting. You need to provide your own book for this workshop. This is an easy to read, but very informational book! Building Thinking Classrooms by Peter Lilijedahl

    33. LETRS Volume 1: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling - Cohort 1 (Maryville)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. Maryville (Maryville, Mo)

    Audience: K-6 Teachers, Title, Special Education or Interventionists, Administrators

    Dates: 6/17/2024 to 3/4/2025

    LETRS provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. LETRS is NOT a program. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. Instruction is a mixture of 4 face to face learning sessions through structured modules PLUS 4 units of online videos including examples of effective classroom instruction. Teachers will be asked to apply the information on chosen students.

    All training facilitated by a LETRS certified trainer. Training includes 5 sessions and 4 on-line modules/videos of effective instruction, with classroom observations.

    Each participant must purchase materials for implementation. You must have the materials prior to session 1.
    If you are a recipient of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed Scholarship, your materials and training will be provided for free.

    34. MLDS Year 1 Northwest (Trenton)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. Trenton (Trenton, MO)

    Audience: Year 1 Building Leaders and Mentors

    Dates: 6/17/2024 to 5/29/2025

    Welcome to MLDS NEW LEADERS YEAR 1 - Trenton Cohort! The Missouri Leadership Development System provides training and support to new principals and assistant principals through research-based learning experiences. NEW LEADERS YEAR 1 and their mentors will participate in five regional meetings that provide practical knowledge, skills, along with networking opportunities for building administrators. One of the meetings includes a coaching lab that provides hands-on, practical experiences for leaders to improve their skills in developing and growing teachers. The capstone to this year of learning includes registration to the NORTHWEST LEADERSHIP SUMMIT on May 29, 2025. The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is an important component to support the effort of all buildings.

    The NEW LEADERS YEAR 1 level is the initial phase of MLDS support and is designed for first year principals and assistant principals. Principals will be guided by an established mentor during this year of learning. Participation in both Year 1 and Year 2 completes DESE requirements for new administrator mentoring.

    Mentors are encouraged to register but will not be billed or charged for registration.

    35. EDTECH ACADEMY 2024: A Next Generation Teaching & Learning Conference

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

    Location: 1 Southeast Missouri State University - Cape Girardeau (Cape Girardeau, MO) [map]

    Audience: ALL EDUCATORS - Elementary Teachers, Secondary Teachers, Post-Secondary Instructors/Professors, Library Media Specialists, Building Administrators, District-Level Administrators, Instructional Technology Specialists, Instructional Coaches, etc.

    Dates: 6/18/2024

    Creating Meaningful Learning Experiences in 21st Century Schools and Classrooms!

    Learn - Connect - Grow - Lead - Innovate. Calling all educators! Join us for EdTech Academy @ Southeast on June 18, 2024! This is a next generation teaching and learning conference for PK-20 educators. Discover ways to implement effective teaching and learning practices in an ever-evolving educational landscape. Gain fresh and innovative ideas, strategies, tools, and resources that engage and empower students, enhance curriculum, improve instruction, and deepen learning. Learn ways to effectively leverage the power of technology to create meaningful, authentic, and relevant learning experiences in 21st century schools and classrooms-experiences that provide students opportunities for critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity. Explore with other educators ways to transform teaching and learning in your classroom, and discover how together we can lead next-gen learning.

    You don't want to miss this distinct learning opportunity with inspiring and dynamic educational leaders! Kicking off the event as Keynote Speaker, will be none other than MR. WESTON KIESCHNICK! He will inspire us to go forth, be bold, and educate for the future!

    The EdTech Academy Team is also looking for relevant breakout session proposals that show a passion for education, effective and innovative teaching & learning practices, active student-centered learning, student engagement, or other educational topics. Submit a proposal here.

    Visit the event site for more info.

    Lunch will be provided, and there will be prizes at the end of the day!

    Please bring a device for hands-on, interactive learning.

    36. LETRS: Volume 2, Units 5-8 Cohort 1 (Trenton)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. Trenton (Trenton, MO)

    Audience: Teachers that have completed LETRS Units 1-4 Training

    Dates: 6/19/2024 to 2/25/2025

    This training is only for teachers who have successfully completed LETRS Volume 1, Units 1-4.

    Each participant must purchase materials for implementation. You must have the materials prior to session 1.
    If you are a recipient of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed Scholarship, your materials and training will be provided for free.


    This in-depth training looks into the science of reading research for teaching vocabulary, reading comprehension, and writing. Participants will link oral language to vocabulary, writing phases of development and spelling. Instructional practices will be reviewed for understanding writing phases across genre, and how explicit lesson planning can change comprehension, vocabulary retention and spelling. Participants will also walk away with the ability to distinguish between comprehension products and processes while using and viewing multiple lessons/resources for deepening the foundations of reading. Teachers will be asked to apply the information on chosen students

    All training facilitated by a LETRS certified trainer. Training includes 5 sessions and 4 on-line modules/videos of effective instruction, with classroom observations.

    37. 5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions Online Book Study

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Dates: 6/24/2024 to 6/28/2024

    This is a QUICK book study! We will meet every morning for 1 week to cover 2 chapters each day. Where Building Thinking Classrooms provides the "why" for changes in the math classrooms, this book provides the "how" to make that transition successfully. It offers detailed instructions for planning your lessons to incorporate deeper understanding of the math through quality discourse and consolidation of student work. You will need to have your own copy of the book: 5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions by Margaret Smith and Mary Kay Stein.

    38. LETRS: Volume 2, Units 5-8 Cohort 2 (Trenton)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. Trenton (Trenton, MO)

    Audience: Teachers that have completed LETRS Units 1-4 Training

    Dates: 6/24/2024 to 3/26/2025

    This training is only for teachers who have successfully completed LETRS Volume 1, Units 1-4.

    Each participant must purchase materials for implementation. You must have the materials prior to session 1.
    If you are a recipient of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed Scholarship, your materials and training will be provided for free.


    This in-depth training looks into the science of reading research for teaching vocabulary, reading comprehension, and writing. Participants will link oral language to vocabulary, writing phases of development and spelling. Instructional practices will be reviewed for understanding writing phases across genre, and how explicit lesson planning can change comprehension, vocabulary retention and spelling. Participants will also walk away with the ability to distinguish between comprehension products and processes while using and viewing multiple lessons/resources for deepening the foundations of reading. Teachers will be asked to apply the information on chosen students

    All training facilitated by a LETRS certified trainer. Training includes 5 sessions and 4 on-line modules/videos of effective instruction, with classroom observations.

    39. A.I. and Education - Workshop for Administrators

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Alumni Center, 300 S Jefferson, Springfield (Springfield, MO) [map]

    Dates: 6/26/2024

    The Future is Now


    Leveraging the Opportunities


    Responding to the Challenges


    Preparing for an Unpredictable Future

    Topics Covered

  • New Developments
  • Impacts on Jobs and Schools
  • Policy Development
  • Data Stewardship
  • Academic Integrity Issues
  • Curriculum Development
  • Prompt Writing
  • Student and Teacher Applications
  • Participants also receive access to an A.I. Survival Guide with over 25 pages of additional resources.

    Duane Martin and Emily Omohundro from Ed Counsel Law Firm will also discuss legal and policy ramifications.

    40. MLDS Mentor Orientation- Invitation Only

    Program: RPDC - Central

    Location: Varies (Varies, MO)

    Audience: Building Leaders in Year 3 and Beyond

    Dates: 6/27/2024

    Mentors are an integral and required part of the journey of new principals in Missouri. The MLDS Mentor Training is for new MLDS mentors and qualifies you to act as a mentor for principals in the MLDS Emerging Level 1 and/or 2. Because of new orientation materials, grant requirements, and new procedures, all MLDS mentors will need to attend one of the MDLS Mentor Orientation sessions. The MLDS Mentor Orientation will provide new or returning mentors with a brief background of the process and intention of MLDS, state requirements for mentoring, introduction of MLDS curricula, and specific coaching ideas to make your mentoring experience successful and effective. There is no cost for this training.

    Your MLDS Specialists have invited you to this orientation. You will have the option to participate in any one of two in-person sessions or in any one of two virtual sessions.

    Each mentor will need to complete a mentor application, a contract for professional services, and a W-9 form to recieve payment.

    UCM Campus Building and Parking Map

    41. MLDS Mentor Orientation - Virtual - Invitation Only

    Program: RPDC - Central

    Location: Varies (Varies, MO)

    Audience: Building Leaders in Year 3 and Beyond

    Dates: 6/27/2024

    Mentors are an integral and required part of the journey of new principals in Missouri. The MLDS Mentor Training is for new MLDS mentors and qualifies you to act as a mentor for principals in the MLDS Emerging Level 1 and/or 2. Because of new orientation materials, grant requirements, and new procedures, all MLDS mentors will need to attend one of the MDLS Mentor Orientation sessions. The MLDS Mentor Orientation will provide new or returning mentors with a brief background of the process and intention of MLDS, state requirements for mentoring, introduction of MLDS curricula, and specific coaching ideas to make your mentoring experience successful and effective. There is no cost for this training.

    Your MLDS Specialists have invited you to this orientation. You will have the option to participate in any one of two in-person sessions or in any one of two virtual sessions.

    Each mentor will need to complete a mentor application, a contract for professional services, and a W-9 form to recieve payment.

    42. LETRS Volume 1: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling - Cohort 2 ( St. Joseph)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: K-6 Teachers, Title, Special Education or Interventionists, Administrators

    Dates: 7/1/2024 to 3/5/2025

    LETRS provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. LETRS is NOT a program. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. Instruction is a mixture of 4 face to face learning sessions through structured modules PLUS 4 units of online videos including examples of effective classroom instruction. Teachers will be asked to apply the information on chosen students.

    All training facilitated by a LETRS certified trainer. Training includes 5 sessions and 4 on-line modules/videos of effective instruction, with classroom observations.

    Each participant must purchase materials for implementation. You must have the materials prior to session 1.
    If you are a recipient of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed Scholarship, your materials and training will be provided for free.

    43. LETRS Volume 1: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling - Cohort 3 ( Trenton)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. Trenton (Trenton, MO)

    Audience: K-6 Teachers, Title, Special Education or Interventionists, Administrators

    Dates: 7/8/2024 to 3/18/2025

    LETRS provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. LETRS is NOT a program. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. Instruction is a mixture of 4 face to face learning sessions through structured modules PLUS 4 units of online videos including examples of effective classroom instruction. Teachers will be asked to apply the information on chosen students.

    All training facilitated by a LETRS certified trainer. Training includes 5 sessions and 4 on-line modules/videos of effective instruction, with classroom observations.

    Each participant must purchase materials for implementation. You must have the materials prior to session 1.
    If you are a recipient of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed Scholarship, your materials and training will be provided for free.

    44. 24-25 LETRS Volume 2 Cohort 14 -Evening Edition in NKC-By Invitation Only

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: 3 North Kansas City School District (Kansas City, MO)

    Audience: Limited to MO READ, LEAD, EXCEED Participants Only

    Dates: 7/9/2024 to 2/27/2025

    By invitation only - Participants must pre-register with DESE and Missouri Read, Lead, Exceed.
    Please Note: Unit 1: July 9, 2024 OR July 23, 2024

    45. 24-25 LETRS Volume 2 Cohort 15 -Evening Edition in NKC-By Invitation Only

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: 3 North Kansas City School District (Kansas City, MO)

    Audience: Limited to MO READ, LEAD, EXCEED Participants Only

    Dates: 7/9/2024 to 2/27/2025

    By invitation only - Participants must pre-register with DESE and Missouri Read, Lead, Exceed.
    Please Note: Unit 1: July 9, 2024 OR July 23, 2024

    46. LETRS Volume 1: Cohort 3

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

    Location: B105 Assessment Resource Center, 2800 Maguire Blvd, University of MO (Columbia, MO)

    Dates: 7/9/2024 to 3/24/2025

    Volume I includes 4 on-line units with a face-to-face training for each unit. All components are required and participants must attend all four face-to-face trainings. Units include: The Challenge of Learning to Read; The Speech Sounds of English; Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling; and Advanced Decoding, Spelling and Word Recognition. LETRS gives teachers the skills they need to master how to teach the five essential components of literacy, plus writing, spelling, and oral language. Teachers also learn: How to implement instructional routines and activities, Approaches to differentiate instruction to meet the literacy needs of all students, Bridge to Practice activities that ensure they can transfer what they learn in LETRS to the classroom.

    In the Phase III Evaluation report, districts reported they would like to have more opportunities to meet and learn from other districts that are similar to them. DESE will be holding Learning and Sharing Opportunities for Teacher Retention Grantees. These bi-annual forums will allow districts to share (a) emerging issues in teacher recruitment and retention; and (b) innovative practices and/or successful strategies for addressing those challenges. A Zoom link will be sent to the email associated with your frontline account on the morning of the event.

    48. MLDS Emerging I Leaders Regional Meeting - Day 1 of 3

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Building Principals

    Dates: 7/11/2024

    There are five dates for this workshop; however, the Coaching Labs are To Be Determined. You must register for EACH REGIONAL MEETING separately.
  • July 11 - Regional Meeting 1-Critical First
  • September 12 - Regional Meeting 2
  • October Coaching Labs (Location/Dates TBD)
  • January 14 - Regional Meeting 3
  • February/March Coaching Labs (Location/Dates TBD)

    The Missouri Leadership Development System provides training and support to building administrators through research-based learning experiences. The regional meetings provide practical knowledge, skills, along with networking opportunities for building administrators. The coaching labs provide hands-on, practical experiences for leaders to improve their skills in developing and growing teachers. The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is an important component to support the effort of all buildings.

    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.


  • 49. GYO (State Funded) Grant Writing Tips For FY 2025

    Program: DESE - Grants

    Dates: 7/11/2024

    Closed
    DESE will be holding Learning and Sharing Opportunities for GYO (State Funded) Grantees. These sessions will allow districts to share (a) emerging issues in teacher recruitment; and (b) innovative practices and/or successful strategies for addressing these challenges. A Zoom link will be sent to the email associated with your frontline account on the morning of the event.

    50. LETRS: Volume 2, Units 5-8 Cohort 4 (St. Joseph)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Teachers that have completed LETRS Units 1-4 Training

    Dates: 7/12/2024 to 4/15/2025

    This training is only for teachers who have successfully completed LETRS Volume 1, Units 1-4.

    Each participant must purchase materials for implementation. You must have the materials prior to session 1.
    If you are a recipient of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed Scholarship, your materials and training will be provided for free.


    This in-depth training looks into the science of reading research for teaching vocabulary, reading comprehension, and writing. Participants will link oral language to vocabulary, writing phases of development and spelling. Instructional practices will be reviewed for understanding writing phases across genre, and how explicit lesson planning can change comprehension, vocabulary retention and spelling. Participants will also walk away with the ability to distinguish between comprehension products and processes while using and viewing multiple lessons/resources for deepening the foundations of reading. Teachers will be asked to apply the information on chosen students

    All training facilitated by a LETRS certified trainer. Training includes 5 sessions and 4 on-line modules/videos of effective instruction, with classroom observations.

    51. Blueprint for Success- Train the Trainer Curriculum Design

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 7/16/2024 to 9/22/2025

    An additional session #1 has been added on August 7. Districts who wish to participate, but missed the first session in July are welcome to join by attending this session in August.

    This seven session series spans a little over one school year- from July 2024 to September 2025. During this time, we will train your curriculum leaders to help teachers write curriculum in all subject areas, K-12. We will also provide them with the necessary templates to organize the curriculum. After each session, attendees will go back and work with teachers to complete the work that was discussed in that session. For that reason, districts should send curriculum directors, instructional coaches, and administrators. As the curriculum will be built online, having at least one staff member who is good with technology will also be important. Districts should send two to four people. Each session will cover a different aspect of the the curriculum process, so attendance at each session will be imperative. Our goal is that attendees will have the knowledge and skills to help their teachers write a complete curriculum by September 2025.
    In the Phase III Evaluation report, districts reported they would like to have more opportunities to meet and learn from other districts that are similar to them. DESE will be holding Learning and Sharing Opportunities for Teacher Retention Grantees. These bi-annual forums will allow districts to share (a) emerging issues in teacher recruitment and retention; and (b) innovative practices and/or successful strategies for addressing those challenges. A Zoom link will be sent to the email associated with your frontline account on the morning of the event.

    53. MLDS Mentor Orientation- Invitation Only

    Program: RPDC - Central

    Location: Varies (Varies, MO)

    Audience: Building Leaders in Year 3 and Beyond

    Dates: 7/17/2024

    Mentors are an integral and required part of the journey of new principals in Missouri. The MLDS Mentor Training is for new MLDS mentors and qualifies you to act as a mentor for principals in the MLDS Emerging Level 1 and/or 2. Because of new orientation materials, grant requirements, and new procedures, all MLDS mentors will need to attend one of the MDLS Mentor Orientation sessions. The MLDS Mentor Orientation will provide new or returning mentors with a brief background of the process and intention of MLDS, state requirements for mentoring, introduction of MLDS curricula, and specific coaching ideas to make your mentoring experience successful and effective. There is no cost for this training.

    Your MLDS Specialists have invited you to this orientation. You will have the option to participate in any one of two in-person sessions or in any one of two virtual sessions.

    Each mentor will need to complete a mentor application, a contract for professional services, and a W-9 form to recieve payment.

    UCM Campus Building and Parking Map

    54. MLDS Mentor Orientation- Virtual - Invitation Only

    Program: RPDC - Central

    Location: Varies (Varies, MO)

    Audience: Building Leaders in Year 3 and Beyond

    Dates: 7/17/2024

    Mentors are an integral and required part of the journey of new principals in Missouri. The MLDS Mentor Training is for new MLDS mentors and qualifies you to act as a mentor for principals in the MLDS Emerging Level 1 and/or 2. Because of new orientation materials, grant requirements, and new procedures, all MLDS mentors will need to attend one of the MDLS Mentor Orientation sessions. The MLDS Mentor Orientation will provide new or returning mentors with a brief background of the process and intention of MLDS, state requirements for mentoring, introduction of MLDS curricula, and specific coaching ideas to make your mentoring experience successful and effective. There is no cost for this training.

    Your MLDS Specialists have invited you to this orientation. You will have the option to participate in any one of two in-person sessions or in any one of two virtual sessions.

    Each mentor will need to complete a mentor application, a contract for professional services, and a W-9 form to recieve payment.

    55. Responsibilities of the LEA Representative - Virtual

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Virtual (Internet, MO)

    Audience: District Staff Serving as LEA Representative at Special Education Meetings

    Dates: 7/18/2024

    DATE: Thursday, July 18, 2024

    TIME: 9:00am-12:00pm

    LOCATION: Virtual by Zoom - link will be sent to registered participants prior to the workshop

    COST: Free

    The Local Education Agency (LEA) Representative holds an important position at Special Education meetings. This workshop will share what LEA Representatives need to know and do, including the legal requirements for serving as an LEA Representative and ensuring Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) through the development of appropriate Individual Education Programs (IEPs) for students with disabilities.

    This workshop will cover process leadership essentials, such as
    >meeting process suggestions,
    >aids and strategies that will help to increase overall team member participation,
    >meeting organization,
    >teamwork efficiency leading to improved IEP content and student outcomes,
    >increased legal compliance, and
    >better relationships with parents and their representatives
    .

    A brief overview of the Special Education process from Referral to Evaluation to Initial IEP will be provided for the awareness of the steps and forms involved within the process.

    56. Functional Behavioral Assessment Overview

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: K-12 Special Education Teachers, Directors, Process Coordinators, RTI Teams, Diagnosticians and Administrators of Special Education

    Dates: 7/19/2024

    Functional Behavioral Assessments are crucial to providing insight into appropriate behavioral supports. This overview will consist of the 5 components to a quality Functional Behavioral Assessment: Define and Observe Behavior, Baseline Data and Graphing, Forming a Functional Hypothesis, Evidence Based Practices and Recommendations, and Behavior Intervention Planning. Participants will process through the why, when, who, what, and where's of FBAs. This overview will also provide more information and opportunity to sign up for more in-depth FBA training.

    * Understanding what an FBA is and when we conduct an FBA
    * Identifying behavior as a communication and functions of behavior
    * Gain a working knowledge of the components to a quality FBA

    Lunch on your own

    57. Intensive Teaching Verbal Behavior Bootcamp

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: Special Education teachers, related service providers, coordinators, school psychologists, behavior interventionists, administrators

    Dates: 7/22/2024 to 7/24/2024

    Starting Soon
    This intensive 3-day training provides participants the opportunity to learn skills to design and implement evidence-based programs for students with developmental disorders which are grounded in Applied Behavior Analysis and emphasize the acquisition of verbal behavior (language) repertoires. Concepts covered will include basic principles of ABA, errorless teaching and error correction procedures, the verbal operants, data collection, and programming based on verbal behavior assessments. Participants will also learn the importance of teaching students how to ask (mand) for what they want/need and how to incorporate mand training into their students' programs. Participants will be required to complete written pre/post-tests, demonstrate teaching procedures, accurately complete data collection procedures, as well as orally define ABA terms. This training is modeled after training provided as part of Pennsylvania's PaTTAN Autism Initiative.

    Stacey is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and has more than thirty-five years of experience working in the field of education. In her role as a BCBA at Summit Behavioral Services, her responsibilities include providing professional development for school districts, programming support and consultation for school districts across the Midwest, and supervising early intervention programs for 2-7 year olds at the Summit Center for Child Development. Stacey provides training across Missouri, Nebraska, and Kansas in the areas of Applied Behavior Analysis, Verbal Behavior and Autism Spectrum Disorders, has presented at many state conferences, and was the 2015 closing keynote speaker at the National Autism Conference at Penn State University.

    This is a prerequisite to the advanced verbal behavior trainings.

    Deadline for registration is July 15th and a 72-hour cancelation notice is required.

    58. Data Treasure Hunt & Data Drill Down

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Superintendents, Principals, Teacher Leaders Serving on Leadership Teams

    Dates: 7/22/2024

    Starting Soon
    Julia Schmitz will be sharing processes and tools to assist leaders in organizing Report Card, APR, MAP/EOC and other academic data into a useful format. These tools will assist educators in taking a deeper dive to determine patterns that exist over time. During the session, participants will have time to analyze these trends to ultimately identify specific strengths and areas for growth. A laptop will be needed, along with access DESE Application Sign-In (DAS).

    Lunch on your own

    59. LETRS Volume 1: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling - Cohort 4 (Trenton)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. Trenton (Trenton, MO)

    Audience: K-6 Teachers, Title, Special Education or Interventionists, Administrators

    Dates: 7/22/2024 to 4/1/2025

    Starting Soon
    LETRS provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. LETRS is NOT a program. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. Instruction is a mixture of 4 face to face learning sessions through structured modules PLUS 4 units of online videos including examples of effective classroom instruction. Teachers will be asked to apply the information on chosen students.

    All training facilitated by a LETRS certified trainer. Training includes 5 sessions and 4 on-line modules/videos of effective instruction, with classroom observations.

    Each participant must purchase materials for implementation. You must have the materials prior to session 1.
    If you are a recipient of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed Scholarship, your materials and training will be provided for free.

    60. MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) Year 1 - Lathrop

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. Lathrop School District (Lathrop, MO)

    Audience: Beginning Teachers

    Dates: 7/22/2024 to 3/20/2025

    Starting Soon

    Beginning teachers are one of our greatest assets. Yet, 17% of teachers leave the career within the first five years (Gray et al., 2015). Effective professional development is a key factor of teacher retention (Podolsky et al., 2018).

    This program is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System

    MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) meets Missouri's BTAP certification requirements.

    This opportunity provides:

    -networking with other new teachers and educational consultants

    -just-in-time learning (critical firsts)

    -awareness of the phases of a new teacher

    -relationship-building skills

    61. MTDS Mastering: Foundations of Coaching and Mentoring - Lathrop

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. Lathrop School District (Lathrop, MO)

    Audience: Mentors for BTAP Year 1 Teachers

    Dates: 7/22/2024 to 2/26/2025

    Starting Soon

    This program offers learning and support for mentor teachers. 

    MTDS Mastering: Foundations of Coaching and Mentoring is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System.

    This opportunity provides:

    -coaching, observation, and feedback training and support.

    -consultant support

    -regional networking with other mentor teachers

    -opportunities to apply newly acquired skills with beginning teachers

    -competency-based programming

     

    62. MATH: An Introduction to Building Thinking Classrooms (Grades K-12)

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

    Audience: Math Teachers

    Dates: 7/23/2024

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    Do you feel like PD materials are always built for other content areas and adapted at the last second for math? Then let us introduce you to Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics. As the title suggests, this book was written with a math classroom in mind from the beginning! In this PD we will:

    **Give you a crash course in the ideas that BTC is built around
    **Walk you through multiple activities to practice BTC concepts. (You will be able to use some of these on the very first day of school, if you want!)
    **Discuss how BTC aligns with the 8 Math Practices.
    **Take time to discuss and reflect on actual ways to use this in your own classroom.

    You will also go home with your own copy of the book, Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics!

    Teachers should bring a notetaking medium of their choice and a device with internet capabilities.
    Registration and morning refreshments will begin at 8:30 am with the workshop starting at 9:00 am. Lunch will be provided.

    63. HOM-RPDC MTDS TeachNow: Alt Cert Institute

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

    Location: 223 Townsend Hall, Univ of MO-Columbia (Columbia, MO)

    Dates: 7/23/2024 to 7/25/2024

    Starting Soon

    MTDS is excited to announce that we will be launching a brand-new program for beginning teachers that have chosen an alternative route to certification or need additional support before the school year begins. MTDS TeachNow: Summer Institute will debut this summer! This program is meant to provide additional support and foundational knowledge as these teachers prepare to enter the BTAP program that is required for certification. This program will utilize the same domains and competencies as other MTDS programs, but the approach will be tailored to the needs of these teachers. Topics that will be discussed include: classroom management, classroom environment, accelerated student learning, lesson planning, and curriculum instruction. This DOES NOT replace the required BTAP program for beginning teachers.  Participants will need to sign up for their BTAP program in MyLearningPlan.

    This 3-day institute will assist non-traditionally certified teachers in preparing to teach their students.

    Covered in this institute:

    >>lesson planning strategies;

    >>alignment of objectives to district curriculum and/or Missouri Learning Standards;

    >>research-based classroom management strategies, effective classroom practices, and strategies for discouraging unwanted behaviors;

    >>vocabulary, acronyms, and codes of conduct teachers are expected to know; and

    >>other topics based on the needs of the group.

    After completing this institute, participants will be expected to enroll in MTDS BTAP A, a program for beginning teachers.

    9:00am-3pm each day with an hour for lunch on your own.

    64. MTDS TeachNow: Alternative Certification Institute

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Audience: non-traditionally certified teachers

    Dates: 7/23/2024 to 7/25/2024

    Starting Soon
    Alt Cert Institute (formerly BTAP A Summer Institute) supports those entering the teaching profession through a non-traditional avenue.

    DATES: Tuesday-Thursday, July 23-25, 2024

    TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

    LOCATION: Truman State University Violette Hall 1314 (1st floor, southeast side)

    COST: $120 - includes morning refreshments, lunch, and materials for all 3 days

    This institute will assist non-traditionally certified teachers in preparing to teach their students.

    Covered in this institute:
    >>lesson planning strategies;
    >>alignment of objectives to district curriculum and/or Missouri Learning Standards;
    >>research-based classroom management strategies, effective classroom practices, and strategies for discouraging unwanted behaviors;
    >>vocabulary, acronyms, and codes of conduct teachers are expected to know; and
    >>other topics based on the needs of the group.

    After completing this institute, participants will be expected to enroll in MTDS BTAP A, a program for beginning teachers.
    In the Phase III Evaluation report, districts reported they would like to have more opportunities to meet and learn from other districts that are similar to them. DESE will be holding Learning and Sharing Opportunities for Teacher Retention Grantees. These bi-annual forums will allow districts to share (a) emerging issues in teacher recruitment and retention; and (b) innovative practices and/or successful strategies for addressing those challenges. A Zoom link will be sent to the email associated with your frontline account on the morning of the event.

    66. MLDS 1 - Emerging Year 1 for 2024-2025 - Central RPDC

    Program: RPDC - Central

    Location: 9 University of Central Missouri (Warrensburg, MO) [map]

    Dates: 7/24/2024 to 2/20/2025

    Starting Soon
    The Missouri Leadership Development System provides training and support to building administrators through research-based learning experiences. The regional meetings provide practical knowledge, skills, along with networking opportunities for building administrators. The coaching labs provide hands-on, practical experiences for leaders to improve their skills in developing and growing teachers. The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is an important component to support the effort of all buildings.

    This is the initial phase of MLDS participation. Emerging Year 1 is intended for principals and assistant principals in their first year of service as a leader. Three regional sessions will be held as well as two coaching labs.

    Mentors of Emerging Level 1 principals should register for this session, as well.

    UCM Campus Building and Parking Map

    67. MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) - West Plains Cohort

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 West Plains Public Library (West Plains, MO)

    Audience: First and Second year teachers needing to fulfill BTAP certification requirements

    Dates: 7/24/2024 to 4/3/2025

    Starting Soon

    Beginning teachers are one of our greatest assets. Yet, 17% of teachers leave the career within the first five years (Gray et al., 2015). Effective professional development is a key factor of teacher retention (Podolsky et al., 2018).

    This program is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System.

    MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) meets Missouri's BTAP certification requirements.

    This opportunity provides:

    -networking with other new teachers and educational consultants

    -just-in-time learning (critical firsts)

    -awareness of the phases of a new teacher

    -relationship-building skills

    -on-demand learning, including videos by Mike Rutherford

    MTDS BTAP meets Missouri's BTAP certification requirements.

    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.

    68. What Students Do Fostered by How You Teach Math - Session 4

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: K-12 Math Educators

    Dates: 7/24/2024

    Starting Soon
    Are your students making connections in math class? Do they have the stamina needed to persevere through challenging problems? Can they share their thinking in multiple ways? Come learn engaging strategies to develop your students' critical thinking skills. Each session will focus on specific math practices through implementing strategies, routines and tasks to engage students in active learning, connecting math knowledge, and facilitating student communication through talking and writing. Collectively, participants will learn about the eight mathematical practices as outlined by NCTM.

    June 27
    Session 1: Math Practice 3 (Critical Thinking/Justify Reasoning) + Math Practice 6 (Communicate and Compute w/ Precision)

    July 10
    Session 2: Math Practice 2 (Reason Contextually and Abstractly) + Math Practice 5 (Use of Tools Effectively & Strategically)

    July 17
    Session 3: Math Practice 1 (Persevere and Problem Solve) + Math Practice 8 (Look for and Express Repeated Reasoning)

    July 24
    Session 4: Math Practice 4 (Modeling Real-World Situations) + Math Practice 7 (Use of Structures and Patterns)

    *The above may be taken as a single session or in any combination of two to four sessions.

    Lunch on your own

    Optional 1 hour graduate credit available if you take an additional learning training and complete additional course work for both.

    69. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition Cohort (Gainesville Elementary Onsite - INVITE ONLY)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: TBD (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 7/25/2024 to 1/31/2025

    Starting Soon
    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides educators with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. The 'blended learning' format of this series includes face-to-face learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. **Launch will be held on first meeting date: July 25, 2024 (1) There are four 'face to face' dates for this workshop series. We will focus on each of the four LETRS units respectively: Day 1 and Unit 1, The Challenge of Learning to Read; Day 2/Unit 2: The Speech Sounds of English; Day 3/Unit 3: Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling Day 4/Unit 4: Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition. Registration fee for all four 'face to face' dates is $300. This is waived for MO RLE recipients. (2) Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact janaloge@missouristate for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for $399. (3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials!

    70. 4 C's for Behavior Management

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. Maryville (Maryville, Mo)

    Audience: K-12 Classroom and SPED teachers, Administrators, Counselors, Paraprofessionals

    Dates: 7/25/2024

    Starting Soon
    Behavior management can be time-consuming and energy-draining, but it does not have to be. Join us as we focus on the Four C's of establishing an effective behavior management system: climate, communication, curriculum, and culture. These principles apply at all levels of education. By incorporating the 4 C's, teachers can establish safe, healthy, and enjoyable learning environments for their students.

    Lunch on your own.

    Optional 1 hour graduate credit available if you take an additional learning training and complete additional course work for both.

    71. Kindergarten Writing Teachers, This One is for You!

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Kindergarten Teachers, Title I, Special Education

    Dates: 7/25/2024

    Starting Soon
    This professional development opportunity is designed for kindergarten educators committed to enhancing their instructional practices and equipping young learners with foundational writing skills. You will leave feeling empowered to create an engaging and effective writing program in your kindergarten classroom.

    Lunch on your own

    Optional 1 hour graduate credit available if you take an additional learning training and complete additional course work for both.

    72. MLDS (SW) Year 1 - Critical Firsts

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 7/25/2024

    Starting Soon
    *Identify key opportunities for creating success at the beginning of the school year
    *Explore practical and timely strategies for new principals
    *Gain insight on running effective meetings, communicating with staff, the first days of school

    73. MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) - Washington Cohort

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: First and Second year teachers needing to fulfill BTAP certification requirements

    Dates: 7/25/2024 to 4/17/2025

    Starting Soon

    Beginning teachers are one of our greatest assets. Yet, 17% of teachers leave the career within the first five years (Gray et al., 2015). Effective professional development is a key factor of teacher retention (Podolsky et al., 2018).

    This program is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System.

    MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) meets Missouri's BTAP certification requirements.

    This opportunity provides:

    -networking with other new teachers and educational consultants

    -just-in-time learning (critical firsts)

    -awareness of the phases of a new teacher

    -relationship-building skills

    -on-demand learning, including videos by Mike Rutherford

    MTDS BTAP meets Missouri's BTAP certification requirements.

    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.

    74. MTDS TeachNow: AltCert Institute

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: This institute will assist non-traditionally certified teachers in preparing to teach their students.

    Dates: 7/25/2024 to 7/31/2024

    Starting Soon
    MTDS TeachNow: Alt Cert Institute supports those entering the teaching profession through a non-traditional avenue.

    This institute will assist non-traditionally certified teachers in preparing to teach their students.

    Covered in this institute:
    • lesson planning strategies;
    • alignment of objectives to district curriculum and/or Missouri Learning Standards;
    • research-based classroom management strategies, effective classroom practices, and strategies for discouraging unwanted behaviors; >
    • vocabulary, acronyms, and codes of conduct teachers are expected to know; and
    • other topics based on the needs of the group.

    After completing this institute, participants are invited to enroll in MTDS BTAP, a required program for beginning teachers.

    Must attend all 3 dates

    Cost: $50 for KCRPDC Members and $75 for Non-Members

    75. Teaching as a Career: Alternative Certification (Savannah)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. Savannah (Savannah, MO)

    Audience: Alternative Certification Teachers

    Dates: 7/25/2024

    Starting Soon
    This session is for those who are obtaining Alternative Certification. This session will provide participants with information on state requirements, certification, classroom management, navigating the DESE website, state assessments, and the Missouri Learning Standards. (Possibility for continued support thru network: zooms, etc.) Lunch on your own

    This session is also offered on June 20

    76. LETRS: Volume 2, Units 5-8 Cohort 3 (St. Joseph)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Teachers that have completed LETRS Units 1-4 Training

    Dates: 7/26/2024 to 3/20/2025

    Wait ListStarting Soon
    This training is only for teachers who have successfully completed LETRS Volume 1, Units 1-4.

    Each participant must purchase materials for implementation. You must have the materials prior to session 1.
    If you are a recipient of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed Scholarship, your materials and training will be provided for free.


    This in-depth training looks into the science of reading research for teaching vocabulary, reading comprehension, and writing. Participants will link oral language to vocabulary, writing phases of development and spelling. Instructional practices will be reviewed for understanding writing phases across genre, and how explicit lesson planning can change comprehension, vocabulary retention and spelling. Participants will also walk away with the ability to distinguish between comprehension products and processes while using and viewing multiple lessons/resources for deepening the foundations of reading. Teachers will be asked to apply the information on chosen students

    All training facilitated by a LETRS certified trainer. Training includes 5 sessions and 4 on-line modules/videos of effective instruction, with classroom observations.

    77. Reading Success Plans (RSP) Information Overview

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Any educator and/or school leader responsible for development and implementation of Reading Success Plans

    Dates: 7/26/2024

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    This session is a repeat for those who could not attend last year's sessions in Writing Individual Reading Success Plans.
    Participants will examine:
    * what Senate Bill 681 is requiring us to do in reference to stronger literacy development
    * DESE guidance on overall development of individual student plans
    * steps needed to ensure the correct skills needed for targeting instruction
    * sample plans related to special education and ELL students

    Lunch on your own

    78. Early Learner: Establishing Basic Skill Sets (2-day training)

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: Special Education teachers, related service providers, coordinators, school psychologists, behavior interventionists, administrators

    Dates: 7/29/2024 to 7/30/2024

    Quite often, students on the autism spectrum, as well as learners with other developmental delays, present with limited skill sets. This 2-day training will cover methods for assessing and establishing early basic skills as a starting point so that effective programs can be developed. Concepts that will be covered include methods for establishing instructional control through pairing, teaching strategies for beginning programs, and a framework for responding to problem behavior. Training components will include written pre/post-tests, oral competencies and demonstration of teaching procedures. This training is modeled after training provided as part of Pennsylvania's PaTTAN Autism Initiative.

    Participants must have attended the 3-day bootcamp training prior to this option.

    Deadline for registration is July 1, 2024 and a 72-hour cancelation notice is required.


    Stacey is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and has more than thirty-five years of experience working in the field of education. In her role as a BCBA at Summit Behavioral Services, her responsibilities include providing professional development for school districts, programming support and consultation for school districts across the Midwest, and supervising early intervention programs for 2-7 year olds at the Summit Center for Child Development. Stacey provides training across Missouri, Nebraska, and Kansas in the areas of Applied Behavior Analysis, Verbal Behavior and Autism Spectrum Disorders, has presented at many state conferences, and was the 2015 closing keynote speaker at the National Autism Conference at Penn State University.

    79. Kagan Cooperative Learning Days 1-5 Maryville

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: PreK-12 grade educators, administrators

    Dates: 7/29/2024 to 8/2/2024

    Create full student engagement with Kagan Structures-simple yet powerful cooperative learning instructional strategies. Supported by a large body of scientific research, and proven effective in countless classrooms, schools, and districts, this revolutionary way to teach is transforming teaching and learning. See how easy it is use teamwork and pairs to create a greater level of engagement than you imagined possible, even for your reluctant learners. We're not talking about group work. We're talking the real deal, and knowing the difference is the difference between engaging some and engaging all students. When we engage all students, they all learn more. And because the structures are so cooperative and interactive, they work wonders for students' social skill development.
    Topics include:
    * Classbuilding
    * Teambuilding
    * Multi-Structural Lesson
    * PIES
    * Social Skills
    * Interpersonal Functions
    * Lesson Planning
    * Cooperative Projects

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

    Lunch is on your own; optional three hours graduate credit available.

    Hotel/Housing information in Maryville, MO:


    Bearcat Inn & Suites- 660-562-2002
    Holiday Inn Express - 660-562-9949
    Cobblestone Inn & Suites - 660-224-2222

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

    80. Bolivar Cohort: MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Bolivar - Lime Bank (Bolivar, MO) [map]

    Audience: Teachers with an Initial Certificate or considered Teachers of Record in their District in their first 2 years of teaching.

    Dates: 7/29/2024 to 3/24/2025

    Beginning teachers are one of our greatest assets. Yet, 17% of teachers leave the career within the first five years (Gray et al., 2015). Effective professional development is a key factor of teacher retention (Podolsky et al., 2018).

    This program is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System

    MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) meets Missouri's BTAP certification requirements.

    This opportunity provides:

    -networking with other new teachers and educational consultants

    -just-in-time learning (critical firsts)

    -awareness of the phases of a new teacher

    -relationship-building skills

    -on-demand learning, including videos by Mike Rutherford

    MTDS BTAP meets Missouri's BTAP certification requirements.

    81. MTDS Mastering: Foundations of Coaching and Mentoring - Trenton

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. Trenton (Trenton, MO)

    Audience: Mentors for BTAP Year 1 Teachers

    Dates: 7/29/2024 to 2/24/2025

    This program offers learning and support for mentor teachers. 

    MTDS Mastering: Foundations of Coaching and Mentoring is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System.

    This opportunity provides:

    -coaching, observation, and feedback training and support.

    -consultant support

    -regional networking with other mentor teachers

    -opportunities to apply newly acquired skills with beginning teachers

    -competency-based programming

     

    82. MTDS TeachNow: Alt. Cert. Institute / Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) (Southeast)

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 7/29/2024 to 4/16/2025

    This is a 3-day Institute for Alt Certs -and- a 5-day BTAP to fulfill first-year state requirements.

    MTDS TeachNow: Alt Cert Institute
    July 29, August 5, and August 8

    MTDS TeachNow: Alt Cert Institute supports those entering the teaching profession through a non-traditional avenue. This institute will assist non-traditionally certified teachers in preparing to teach their students.

    Topics covered in this institute:
    • lesson planning strategies;
    • alignment of objectives to district curriculum and/or Missouri Learning Standards;
    • research-based classroom management strategies, effective classroom practices, and strategies for discouraging unwanted behaviors;
    • vocabulary, acronyms, and codes of conduct teachers are expected to know; and
    • other topics based on the needs of the group.

    MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP)
    September 9, October 7, December 9, February 10, and April 16

    MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) meets Missouri's certification requirements. This specific cohort is specifically designed for any new teacher who is or will be alternatively certified.

    This opportunity provides:
    • networking with other new teachers and educational consultants;
    • critical firsts learning;
    • awareness of the phases of a new teacher;
    • relationship-building skills; and
    • on-demand learning.

    83. Understanding the De-Escalation Cycle

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: K-12 Classroom and SPED teachers, Administrators, Counselors. Paras

    Dates: 7/29/2024

    This session will provide an overview of the de-escalation cycle along with strategies to use throughout the stages of de-escalation and recovery.

    Lunch on your own.

    84. 24-25 LETRS Volume 1 Cohort 19-Limited to Ray-Pec School District-By Invitation Only

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: Stonegate Elementary School (Raymore, MO)

    Audience: Limited to Raymore Peculiar School District teachers preregistered through MO Read, Lead, Exceed

    Dates: 7/29/2024 to 5/5/2025

    Wait List
    By invitation only - Participants must pre-register with DESE and Missouri Read, Lead, Exceed.

    NOTE: Launch date is Monday, July 29th You need only attend one session: 3-5pm OR 5-7pm

    85. Early Childhood Special Education Including Early Childhood Outcomes

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Early Childhood Special Education Teachers or Directors

    Dates: 7/30/2024

    Are you new to Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) and Early Childhood Outcomes (ECO)? Would you like an opportunity to gain skills in identifying and assessing young children, writing ECSE evaluations and IEPs, and or completing ECO? ECSE services are designed to promote child development and learning. Families, teachers, and other professionals work together as a team to develop and implement an Individualized Education Program (IEP) that supports the growth, development, and continuous learning. The ECOs are goal areas for all children receiving ECSE services. They focus on how children use their skills to accomplish meaningful tasks in the following three areas:

    * gaining positive social-emotional skills, including social relationships
    * learning and using new knowledge and skills
    * using appropriate behaviors to meet their needs


    Lunch on your own.

    86. Educating Learners with High Support Needs -Early Childhood and Elementary

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 7/30/2024

    Join Lauren Neighbors, Project Access Autism Resource Specialist, for an enriching workshop designed to refine your skills in establishing a functional skills classroom or start your classroom from the ground up. Together, explore necessary elements of crafting a dynamic learning space for students with diverse needs. Focusing on the student, this session will encompass developmental milestones, communication and social skills. Attendees will learn effective classroom setup, visual supports, as well as routines and centers for high support needs students. Participants will make two classroom resources to use immediately with students. Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to expand your toolkit with functional skills resources and connect with fellow educators from across the region.

    87. Joplin Cohort: MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Ozark Christian College - Casteel Admin Building - Joplin (Joplin, MO) [map]

    Audience: Teachers with an Initial Certificate or considered Teachers of Record in their District in their first 2 years of teaching.

    Dates: 7/30/2024 to 3/25/2025

    Beginning teachers are one of our greatest assets. Yet, 17% of teachers leave the career within the first five years (Gray et al., 2015). Effective professional development is a key factor of teacher retention (Podolsky et al., 2018).

    This program is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System

    MTDS Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) meets Missouri's BTAP certification requirements.

    This opportunity provides:

    -networking with other new teachers and educational consultants

    -just-in-time learning (critical firsts)

    -awareness of the phases of a new teacher

    -relationship-building skills

    -on-demand learning, including videos by Mike Rutherford

    MTDS BTAP meets Missouri's BTAP certification requirements.

    88. MLDS (SW) Year 1 - Critical Firsts

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 7/30/2024

    *Identify key opportunities for creating success at the beginning of the school year
    *Explore practical and timely strategies for new principals
    *Gain insight on running effective meetings, communicating with staff, the first days of school

    89. MTDS Mastering: Foundations of Coaching and Mentoring - Maryville

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. Maryville (Maryville, Mo)

    Audience: Mentors for BTAP Year 1 Teachers

    Dates: 7/30/2024 to 2/25/2025

    This program offers learning and support for mentor teachers. 

    MTDS Mastering: Foundations of Coaching and Mentoring is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System.

    This opportunity provides:

    -coaching, observation, and feedback training and support.

    -consultant support

    -regional networking with other mentor teachers

    -opportunities to apply newly acquired skills with beginning teachers

    -competency-based programming

     

    90. MTDS Mastering: Foundations of Coaching and Mentoring - New to Missouri

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Mentors for BTAP New to Missouri Teachers

    Dates: 7/30/2024 to 1/28/2025

    This program offers learning and support for mentor teachers. 

    MTDS Mastering: Foundations of Coaching and Mentoring is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System.

    This opportunity provides:

    -coaching, observation, and feedback training and support.

    -consultant support

    -regional networking with other mentor teachers

    -opportunities to apply newly acquired skills with beginning teachers

    -competency-based programming

     

    91. MTDS Mastering: Foundations of Coaching and Mentoring - St Joseph

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Mentors for BTAP Year 1 Teachers

    Dates: 7/30/2024 to 2/25/2025

    This program offers learning and support for mentor teachers. 

    MTDS Mastering: Foundations of Coaching and Mentoring is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System.

    This opportunity provides:

    -coaching, observation, and feedback training and support.

    -consultant support

    -regional networking with other mentor teachers

    -opportunities to apply newly acquired skills with beginning teachers

    -competency-based programming

     

    92. MTDS TeachNow: Alt Cert Institute

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

    Audience: Non-traditionally certified teachers that have yet to go through the BTAP program.

    Dates: 7/30/2024 to 8/13/2024

    MTDS TeachNow: Alt Cert Institute supports those entering the teaching profession through a non-traditional avenue. This institute will assist non-traditionally certified teachers in preparing to teach their students. Covered in this institute:



    • lesson planning strategies;



    • alignment of objectives to district curriculum and/or Missouri Learning Standards;



    • research-based classroom management strategies, effective classroom practices, and strategies for discouraging unwanted behaviors;



    • vocabulary, acronyms, and codes of conduct teachers are expected to know; and



    • other topics based on the needs of the group.

    After completing this institute, participants will be expected to enroll in MTDS BTAP, a required program for beginning teachers. The Institute DOES NOT fulfill BTAP requirements.

    $50 for all sessions. Participants must attend all three sessions. Lunch included!

    93. Special Education Summer Boot Camp - Day 1 of 2

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Dates: 7/30/2024

    DATE: Tuesday, July 30, 2024

    TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

    LOCATION: Truman State University TBA

    COST: $60 - includes morning refreshments and lunch

    New to the profession? Need a refresher? Join us as we look at "Special Education.” This boot camp is designed to help participants answer the Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How's, as well as assist in navigating the Special Education Standards and Indicators.

    In Day 1, participants will receive information to support them in the following areas:
    >Special Education Process - Golden Thread,
    >Referral,
    >Review of Existing Data,
    >Eligibility Determination, including Observations, and
    >Evaluation, including Adverse Educational Impact.

    Day 2: Wednesday, July 31
    Register for each day separately.

    94. Three-Day Classroom Management Series

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: All Educators

    Dates: 7/30/2024 to 10/16/2024

    This three-day series will take you from the very basics of classroom management all the way to understanding why your students behave the way they do.

    Day 1 - Tuesday, 7/30/24 ("Setting Up Your Classroom for Student Success"): You will learn effective practices to use in your classroom to help your students be successful.

    Day 2 - Monday, 9/23/24 ("Turn Your Compliant Learners Into Engaged Learners"): You will learn strategies to use in the classroom that will take your students from compliant learners to truly engaged learners.

    Day 3 - Wednesday, 10/16/24 ("Understand Your Students' Behaviors"): You will learn how to identify the functions of your students' behaviors and discuss the best strategies to use for each identified function as well as learn to recognize the phases of the Acting Out Cycle and how to intervene quickly to interrupt the cycle.

    $275 per participant for all 3 days. There is not an option to pick and choose which day(s) to attend. The price is $275 whether attending one, two, or all three days.

    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.

    In the Phase III Evaluation report, districts reported they would like to have more opportunities to meet and learn from other districts that are similar to them. DESE will be holding Learning and Sharing Opportunities for Teacher Retention Grantees. These bi-annual forums will allow districts to share (a) emerging issues in teacher recruitment and retention; and (b) innovative practices and/or successful strategies for addressing those challenges. A Zoom link will be sent to the email associated with your frontline account on the morning of the event.

    96. Classroom Management 101

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 7/31/2024

    Wait List
    Join us for a one-day classroom management workshop where we will cover strategies to set your classroom up for a successful school year. Topics will include but are not limited to:
    -Ways to Build Relationships
    -Expectations, Procedures, and Routines
    -Classroom Layout and Student Grouping
    -Addressing Behaviors

    Participants will also have time to reflect and create an action plan based on information shared to ensure a successful school year. Get registered today. Spots will fill up quickly!

    97. Early Childhood Education: Providing a Framework of Expectations for PreK

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Early Childhood Teachers or Directors, Head Start, PAT

    Dates: 7/31/2024

    Are you a new preschool teacher or new to early learning at large? This session will provide you tools and resources, as well as the opportunity to acquire skills to improve the educational and social-emotional outcomes for young children from ages 3-5. Join us as we work together to support high-quality programs in northwest Missouri.
    Focus areas include:

    * children learn and develop in their unique ways
    * methods to assess and build on the strengths of each child
    * use MEL standards to support the safe and healthy development of young children


    Lunch on your own.

    98. Educating Learners with High Support Needs-Middle School and High School

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 7/31/2024

    Are you looking to enhance your skills in setting up a functional skills classroom or starting from scratch? Join Lauren Neighbors, Project Access Autism Resource Specialist, for an informative workshop to delve into key aspects of creating an effective learning environment for Middle School and High School students with diverse needs. Topics include: curriculum and programming, vocation/transition, self-advocacy, communication and social skills, classroom setup, visual supports, and routines/centers. Participants will make 2 task card sets to use immediately with students. Come join us for this amazing opportunity to add functional skills resources to your toolbox and network with other educators around the region.

    99. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) for Early Childhood (Cohort 25)

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Pre-K and Kindergarten Teachers

    Dates: 7/31/2024 to 4/15/2025

    Closed
    Participants are expected to attend all dates in this workshop.
  • Jul. 31, 2024--Kickoff (*Choice of times: 9:00-10:30, 11:00-12:30, 1:00-2:30)
  • Sept. 3, 2024
  • Dec. 3, 2024
  • Apr. 15, 2025 (Changed from 3/25/25)
  • *We'll email you closer to the actual kickoff so you can let us know the time that will work best. During the kickoff we will discuss expectations, hand out EC manuals, do the online Welcome and take the pretest.

    LETRS for Early Childhood Educators is a professional learning experience for pre-K and Kindergarten teachers that provides deep knowledge of early literacy instruction. Teachers gain new skills to help young learners build a literacy foundation before they even learn to read or write.

    This professional learning experience:
    Helps teachers understand the development of oral language, print knowledge, alphabet learning, and writing skills.
    Provides the "why” and "how” of early literacy instruction across all domains: language, literacy, cognitive, motor, social, and emotional.
    Empowers teachers to apply best practice strategies to guide children's learning.

    This dynamic blended learning experience includes three components:
    LETRS Online Learning Platform
    LETRS for Early Childhood Educators Print Manual
    LETRS for Early Childhood Educators Professional Learning Sessions (Live In-Person or Live Online)

    During the LETRS for Early Childhood Educators course of study, you'll watch videos of expert teaching, complete activities to reinforce concepts, and have opportunities to apply what you're studying with young learners.

    Presenters: Jennie Brakensiek (jbrakensiek@mst.edu) & Leanne Mowery-Halbrook (lmowery-halbrook@mst.edu)

    A late fee will be applied if you have NOT registered.

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

  • 100. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) for Early Childhood (Cohort 26)

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Pre-K and Kindergarten Teachers

    Dates: 7/31/2024 to 4/16/2025

    Closed
    Participants are expected to attend all dates in this workshop.
  • Jul. 31, 2024--Kickoff (*Choice of times: 9:00-10:30, 11:00-12:30, 1:00-2:30)
  • Sept. 4, 2024
  • Dec. 5, 2024
  • Apr. 16, 2025 (Changed from 3/26/25)
  • *We'll email you closer to the actual kickoff so you can let us know the time that will work best. During the kickoff we will discuss expectations, hand out EC manuals, do the online Welcome and take the pretest.

    LETRS for Early Childhood Educators is a professional learning experience for pre-K and Kindergarten teachers that provides deep knowledge of early literacy instruction. Teachers gain new skills to help young learners build a literacy foundation before they even learn to read or write.

    This professional learning experience:
    Helps teachers understand the development of oral language, print knowledge, alphabet learning, and writing skills.
    Provides the "why” and "how” of early literacy instruction across all domains: language, literacy, cognitive, motor, social, and emotional.
    Empowers teachers to apply best practice strategies to guide children's learning.

    This dynamic blended learning experience includes three components:
    LETRS Online Learning Platform
    LETRS for Early Childhood Educators Print Manual
    LETRS for Early Childhood Educators Professional Learning Sessions (Live In-Person or Live Online)

    During the LETRS for Early Childhood Educators course of study, you'll watch videos of expert teaching, complete activities to reinforce concepts, and have opportunities to apply what you're studying with young learners.

    Presenters: Jennie Brakensiek (jbrakensiek@mst.edu) & Leanne Mowery-Halbrook (lmowery-halbrook@mst.edu)

    A late fee will be applied if you have NOT registered.

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

  • 101. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) for Early Childhood (Cohort 27)

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Pre-K and Kindergarten Teachers

    Dates: 7/31/2024 to 4/17/2025

    Closed
    Participants are expected to attend all dates in this workshop.
  • Jul. 31, 2024--Kickoff (*Choice of times: 9:00-10:30, 11:00-12:30, 1:00-2:30)
  • Oct. 8, 2024
  • Dec. 2, 2024
  • Apr. 17, 2025 (Changed from 3/27/25)
  • *We'll email you closer to the actual kickoff so you can let us know the time that will work best. During the kickoff we will discuss expectations, hand out EC manuals, do the online Welcome and take the pretest.

    LETRS for Early Childhood Educators is a professional learning experience for pre-K and Kindergarten teachers that provides deep knowledge of early literacy instruction. Teachers gain new skills to help young learners build a literacy foundation before they even learn to read or write.

    This professional learning experience:
    Helps teachers understand the development of oral language, print knowledge, alphabet learning, and writing skills.
    Provides the "why” and "how” of early literacy instruction across all domains: language, literacy, cognitive, motor, social, and emotional.
    Empowers teachers to apply best practice strategies to guide children's learning.

    This dynamic blended learning experience includes three components:
    LETRS Online Learning Platform
    LETRS for Early Childhood Educators Print Manual
    LETRS for Early Childhood Educators Professional Learning Sessions (Live In-Person or Live Online)

    During the LETRS for Early Childhood Educators course of study, you'll watch videos of expert teaching, complete activities to reinforce concepts, and have opportunities to apply what you're studying with young learners.

    Presenters: Jennie Brakensiek (jbrakensiek@mst.edu) & Leanne Mowery-Halbrook (lmowery-halbrook@mst.edu)

    A late fee will be applied if you have NOT registered.

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