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1. 1st and 2nd Year Special Education Directors and Process Coordinators Academy, Day 3

Program: RPDC - South Central

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

Audience: 1st and 2nd year special education directors and process coordinators

Dates: 1/21/2020

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There are five dates for this workshop; you must register for EACH DATE separately.
  • September 17, 2019
  • November 19, 2019
  • January 21, 2020
  • March 17, 2020
  • May 12, 2020

    Join us for a five-meeting academy open to special education directors and process coordinators. This Academy will cover all of the following topics:

  • Understanding the Standards and Indicators Manual and the Missouri State Plan for Special Education
  • Proportionate Share
  • Transfer Students
  • Special Ed Laws
  • Notices of Actions
  • Review of Existing Data
  • Eligibility Determinations
  • Evaluation Reports
  • Quality IEP's
  • Data Collection

    Additionally, the members of the group will have input into additional topics of interest. Time will be allowed for collaborating and problem-solving on issues of concern.

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

    A $10 discount will apply if you attend all five dates.

    This is a half-day workshop; lunch will not be served.
  • 2. MLDS Emerging Level - Year 1 - Regional Meeting #3

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 1/21/2020

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

    Year 1 dates include:
    July 30, 2019 - Regional Meeting #1
    September 12, 2019 - Regional Meeting #2
    November 6 or 8 or 12 or 20 or 22, 2019 - Learning Lab (off campus site) - Register for only one date.
    January 21, 2020 - Regional Meeting #3
    March 5 or 10 or 26, 2020 - Learning Lab (off campus site) - Register for only one date.

    YOU MUST REGISTER FOR EACH DATE SEPARATELY

    For additional information, contact Tom Okruch at 573.986.6130

    3. MO SW-PBS Tier 3 Advanced - Session 3

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 1/21/2020

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    By invitation only. This training is intended for MO SW-PBS schools that have already completed the first year of Tier 3 training. The purpose of these sessions is to assist school teams that are already experienced in FBA-BIP to further develop a team-based approach to intensive, individualized behavior support. Focus will be on-going guided practice with the FBA-BIP process and a deeper understanding of using effective strategies when developing the behavior plan. Teams will have the opportunity to participate in case-study examples, and learn more about data collection tools. In depth study of data collection and metric selection, exploration of research, managing and organizing student file information, and analyzing systems and practices for data management and decision making. Additional topics for these trainings will include monitoring fidelity of implementation, determining the extent to which stakeholders value interventions currently in place using social validity data, working to engage and support families of students receiving Tier 3 interventions, evaluating outcomes, and impact of intervention on student achievement. Tier 3 teams will also have the opportunity to share information, resources, practices, and ideas with other teams.

    Recommended participants: Tier 3 core team, including building administrator.

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

    DATES:
    October 1
    November 22
    January 21
    March 19

    4. Trends in Gifted Education

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: K-12 Gifted Education Teachers and Administrators

    Dates: 1/21/2020

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    Gifted and talented students need an academic environment to meet their learning needs so they can make continuous progress in school. They need curriculum that will challenge them in regular classroom settings, enrichment, accelerated learning opportunities, and appropriate social and emotional support.

    Christine Nobbe, DESE Gifted Education Director, will share up-to-date trends in gifted education including
    * equitable identification
    * levels of services model
    * differentiated curriculum for the gifted program
    * working with general education teachers
    * meeting the social-emotional needs of gifted learners

    Lunch included

    5. BEST 2.0-Law Presentation for Beginning Teachers

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: Participants whose building/district provides no training must attend all session topics to meet the new requirements; otherwise participants may select to attend sessions as needed.

    Dates: 1/21/2020

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    Educated related law information for beginning teachers.

    6. LETRS, Cohort II, Session 3 (Southeast RPDC Location)

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 1/22/2020

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    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 no matter the curriculum or program used. Instruction is a mixture of face-to-face learning through structured modules and online videos of effective classroom instruction. Participants in this group must acquire LETRS materials prior to Session 1. If unsure how/where to purchase call 573-651-2083 for that information or email to crodgers@semo.edu.

    Training dates for this cohort group are September 11th, November 13th, January 22nd, and March 25th, and will address each of the four LETRS Units respectively. There will be one charge for the series, but you must register for ALL four dates separately.

    7. SW Region MLDS Emerging Year 1 Leaders Cohort- Regional Mtg. #3 January 22, 2020 (Springfield Cohort)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Audience: Principals, Assistant Principals in the Emerging Level of MLDS

    Dates: 1/22/2020

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    Southwest Region MLDS Emerging Leaders Year 1 Cohort will be meeting on Wednesday, January 22nd at the Park Central Office Building Room 112 starting at 8:30 and ending by 2:30. Topics will include: Making Time for Instructional Leadership, Understanding Self and Others, Managing the "Monkeys"-time management, and a preview to our Next Level of Coaching Lab.

    A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. A parking code will be sent to you a day or two prior to the session.

    * We do ask that you register in order to be provided parking, and breakfast/lunch.

    *This session is for leaders who are part of the Emerging 1 Cohort. Should you have questions or need additional information, please contact Annette Cozort.

    8. SW-PBS Tier 1 Leadership Team Networking

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Audience: Building Administrator with SWPBS Tier 1 Team Members

    Dates: 1/22/2020

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    Missouri Schoolwide Positive Behavior Supports (MO SW-PBS) will host a Networking session designed for Tier 1 teams. Teams will have the opportunity to share success and struggles as they continue to implement tier 1 practices with other leadership teams. The focus on this half day session is to refine practices that sustain over time.

    9. Emerging Advanced Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support (SW-PBS) Training - WEST PLAINS - Day 3

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Current Emerging Advanced SW-PBS schools

    Dates: 1/22/2020

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    There are four dates for this workshop; you must register for EACH DATE separately.
  • Friday, September 13, 2019
  • Wednesday, November 13, 2019
  • Wednesday, January 22, 2020
  • Wednesday, February 19, 2020

    This series of four workshops is designed for school teams continuing implementation with students at the Tier 1 level. Content will emphasize effective classroom practices, using data for quality decision-making and sustainability of the process. All aspects of the eight essential components will be reviewed and analyzed and a foundation laid for future Tier 2 work.

    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.
  • 10. Missouri Leadership Development System Emerging Leaders II - Day 3

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Building Principals

    Dates: 1/22/2020

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    There are four dates for this workshop; however, the October and March Coaching Labs are TBA. You must register for EACH REGIONAL MEETING separately.
  • September 12 - Regional Meeting 1
  • October - Coaching Lab TBA
  • January 22 - Regional Meeting 2
  • March - Coaching Lab TBA

    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.

    Lunch will be provided. Please notify us of any dietary restrictions at least seven (7) days in advance.
  • 11. Teacher Academy - Winter Meeting 2020

    Program: DESE - Teacher Academy (statewide meeting)

    Location: Lodge of the Four Seasons (Lake Ozark, Mo) [map]

    Dates: On-Going (Ends Jan 23, 2020)

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    Teacher Academy is a replication of the very successful Leadership Academy Program, which has been fundamental in providing professional growth for school leaders. The Academy focus is centered on student engagement, instructional strategies, and reflection on practices that align with the Missouri State Teacher Standards. Teacher Academy is designed to provide participants with an intellectually stimulating opportunity to learn new teaching strategies and collaborate with other highly committed teachers in their region and throughout the state. Participation requires monthly release days for regional meetings and the one day Fall Statewide Kickoff Session. Tuition, transportation, food and substitutes will be the responsibility of the school or individual. * Please note that you or your teacher will need to also apply and register with the local RPDC, and submit payment to the RPDC.

    12. Federal Programs Tiered Monitoring Session 3

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5 Rolling Hills Library (St. Joseph, MO) [map]

    Audience: Federal Programs Coordinators, focus on Cohorts in Tiered Monitoring Process

    Dates: 1/23/2020

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    These sessions will focus on the required components for submittal from Cohort 3 Districts. All districts are welcome to attend, but only those included in Cohort 3 will be able to submit documentation. Districts may attend any or all of the sessions. You must register separately for each session.

    Target Audience:
    Coordinators, teachers, directors or administrators responsible for Federal Programs at building and/or district level

    September 4, Session 1
    > Review requirements for the October 15, 2019 Tiered Monitoring system submittal
    > Resources, documents, examples, and discussion to assist district personnel in assembling the required evidence for the monitoring process
    > Technical assistance to evaluate corrective action plans and analyze information required for documentation

    November 5, Session 2
    > Any October corrective action plans will be reviewed and discussed with information for resubmittal
    > Focus on specifics of the December 2019 Tiered Monitoring system submittal requirements
    > Forward planning for the February/April 2020 uploads
    > Technical assistance to evaluate corrective action plans and analyze information required for documentation

    January 23, Session 3
    > Any October/December 2019 corrective action plans will be reviewed and discussed with information for resubmittal
    > Review deadlines for evidence gathering and planning for February/April 2020 uploads
    > Technical assistance to evaluate corrective action plans and analyze information required for documentation

    13. *Special Education Compliance Academy: Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Dates: 1/23/2020

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    DATE: Thursday, January 23, 2020

    TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

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

    COST: $60 - includes Morning refreshments and Lunch

    This workshop will explore the categorical disability of the Young Child with a Developmental Delay (YCDD) and the Early Childhood Special Education program (ECSE) which serves these students. This topic will be approached through exploration of the Standards and Indicators and resources on the DESE website, such as vetted power points and Frequently Asked Questions.

    There must be at least 8 registered participants by January 16 to hold this workshop.

    14. Emerging Advanced Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support (SW-PBS) Training - Day 3

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Current Emerging Advanced SW-PBS schools

    Dates: 1/23/2020

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    There are four dates for this workshop; you must register for EACH DATE separately.
  • September 19, 2019 - Day 1
  • October 16, 2019 - Day 2
  • January 23, 2020 - Day 3
  • February 13, 2020 - Day 4

    This series of four workshops is designed for school teams continuing implementation with students at the Tier 1 level. Content will emphasize effective classroom practices, using data for quality decision-making and sustainability of the process. All aspects of the eight essential components will be reviewed and analyzed and a foundation laid for future Tier 2 work.

    Presenter: Rebecca Roberts

    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 days in advance.


  • 15. Mathematics Coaching: Resources and Tools for Math Coaches/Leaders Meeting 3

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 1/23/2020

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    This 4-day series of meetings is designed for district teacher leaders who support other teachers and students in the teaching and learning of mathematics. The focus will be on increasing student cognitive engagement to impact student learning. Participants will have the added opportunity of networking with other teachers and sharing best practices.

    Be sure to sign up for each day of this series:
    Meeting 1: September 18, 2019
    Meeting 2: October 31, 2019
    Meeting 3: January 23, 2020
    Meeting 4: March 25, 2020

    Missouri Teacher Standards:
    Standard 1: Content Knowledge
    Standard 2: Student Learning, Growth, and Development
    Standard 3: Curriculum Implementation
    Standard 4: Critical Thinking

    16. Mo Connections ICAP/Course Planner - Nixa High School

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Nixa High School (Nixa, MO) [map]

    Dates: 1/23/2020

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    This workshop will provide an overview of the Missouri Individual Career & Academic Plan (ICAP) now available as a part of Missouri Connections CIS360. This new feature includes a series of activities consisting of assessments, modules and components assigned by grade level beginning in the 8th grade and culminating in the 12th grade. As students' complete ICAP activities in CIS360, these populate into an ICAP Print Report compliant with SB 638 requirements. The morning session will be demonstration and hands-on training exploring the CIS360 online program, ICAP grade level components and course planner setup. An optional afternoon work session will be open for attendees to continue to work/explore Missouri Connections on your own with Missouri Connections staff available to answer questions and provide user support of program components for Missouri Connections and CIS360.

    17. MO SW-PBS Tier 3 Advanced (4 of 4 Part Series)

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

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

    Dates: 1/23/2020

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    Tier 3 Advanced Session 4
    • Intensifying the 8 Effective Classroom Practices for individual students who require Tier 3 supports
    • Planning for sustainability

    18. Southwest Region MLDS Emerging Leaders JOPLIN Cohort- Regional Session #3 Coming in January! JOPLIN January 23

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Joplin Administration Building (Joplin, MO)

    Audience: Principals, Assistant Principals, School Leaders

    Dates: 1/23/2020

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    Southwest Region MLDS Emerging Leaders Cohort Session #3 for the JOPLIN Cohort will be held on Thursday, January 23rd starting at 9:00 at the Memorial Education Center, 825 S. Pearl Ave. Joplin. We will start our day at the Memorial Center, Room 123 and end the day by 2:00 p.m. Please register for this session so that we have an accurate count for materials, etc.

    Topics will include: Making Time for Instructional Leadership, Understanding Self and Others, Managing the "Monkeys"-Time management, and a preview to our Next Level of Coaching Lab.

    *Lunch may be provided, we will update once we know our lunch plan.

    Should you have questions or need additional information, please contact Annette Cozort.

    19. Teacher Academy 2019-2020: MO Statewide

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

    Dates: 1/23/2020 to 4/1/2020

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

    20. Project ACCESS Winter Conference featuring Carol Gray: Reflect, Reboot, Reimagine: A Social Stories™ 10.2 Workshop

    Program: Project ACCESS

    Location: Harry S Truman Building (Jefferson City, MO) [map]

    Audience: Special Education teachers and administrators, paraprofessionals, and BCBA's

    Dates: 1/24/2020

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    Project ACCESS is proud to host this workshop provided by Carol Gray, creator of Social Stories™.

    The best way to learn about Social Stories™ is to attend a genuine workshop. Carol is best known for the development of Social Stories™, a respected evidence-based practice used worldwide with people with autism of all ages. Carol was the first teacher for students with autism at Jenison Public Schools in Jenison, Michigan 1977-2004. In 1989, Carol began writing stories for her students to share information with them that they seemed to be missing, information that so many of us take for granted. Many of the stories resulted in immediate and marked improvement in her students' responses to daily events and interactions.

    Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. with training beginning at 8:30 a.m. Lunch will be on your own. Please make checks payable to Project ACCESS/Missouri State University, 901 South National Avenue, Springfield, MO 65897 (fax: 417-836-6393)

    21. Southwest Regional Science Collaborative Cohort - Day 2 Only

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Audience: Science Teachers

    Dates: 1/24/2020

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    Join the Southwest Regional Science Collaborative Cohort! Discuss topics that matter to you. This is where Science teachers learn from each other. This is teacher-led PD with lesson/lab sharing, curriculum development, and instructional strategy/method sharing. Special speakers/guests may also attend occasionally as available. Additionally, DESE assessment and content updates/news will be provided as available. This will be an on-going group.

    Breakfast will be served with lunch on your own.

    22. Developing Writing Prompts and Collaborative Scoring Meeting 3 of 4

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 1/24/2020

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    The focus of the workshop is to 1) developing age appropriate writing prompts that simulate the blended writing prompts on the EOC or Grade level tests, and 2) to administer the writing prompts and collaborative score students' essays. As we go through the process of writing prompts and then scoring, you will be able to bring to your classroom strategies that can enhance the student's writing.

    First Semester dates: October 1 and November 18
    Second Semester dates: January 24 and March 27

    PLEASE REGISTER FOR EACH DATE SEPARATELY.

    23. Mo Connections ICAP/Course Planner - Carthage Jr. High

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Carthage Jr High School (Carthage, MO) [map]

    Audience: : Middle School and High School – counselors, career educators, instructors, transition educators, administrator and others who work with students in career awareness, exploration, development and planning.

    Dates: 1/24/2020

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    This workshop will provide an overview of the Missouri Individual Career & Academic Plan (ICAP) now available as a part of Missouri Connections CIS360. This new feature includes a series of activities consisting of assessments, modules and components assigned by grade level beginning in the 8th grade and culminating in the 12th grade. As students' complete ICAP activities in CIS360, these populate into an ICAP Print Report compliant with SB 638 requirements. The morning session will be demonstration and hands-on training exploring the CIS360 online program, ICAP grade level components and course planner setup. An optional afternoon work session will be open for attendees to continue to work/explore Missouri Connections on your own with Missouri Connections staff available to answer questions and provide user support of program components for Missouri Connections and CIS360. 9:00 am - 12:00 pm OPTIONAL Work Session 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    24. School-wide Positive Behavior Support (SW-PBS) Tier 2 Advanced: Self-Monitoring/CW-FIT

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Dates: 1/24/2020

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    DATE: Friday, January 24, 2019

    TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

    LOCATION: Truman State University Student Union Building Meeting Room 3202

    COST: SW-PBS Agreement

    This Tier 2 intervention is focused on students' monitoring their own behavior. Self-Monitoring (SM) works by having students keep track of his/her own behavior and then compare that to a predetermined standard. Self-Monitoring works well as a fading and generalization component to other interventions (e.g., Check-in/Check-out, Check & Connect, Social Skills Intervention Groups, etc.) but can also be utilized as a stand-alone intervention. This workshop will teach participants to implement Self-Monitoring as a stand-alone intervention. In addition, CW-FIT will also be discussed in this workshop.

    This workshop will
    -explain the main findings of research associated with SM.
    -describe students who are most likely to benefit from SM.
    -identify implementation components of SM.
    -design SM that is contextually relevant for the students and school while adhering to implementation of critical features.
    -develop a system for on-going monitoring of SM implementation fidelity.
    -discuss CW-FIT intervention.

    25. SW-PBS Elementary School Cohort (INVITATION ONLY) - Day 3

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

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

    Dates: 1/24/2020

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    There are four dates for this workshop; you must register for EACH DATE separately.
  • September 25, 2019
  • November 15, 2019
  • January 24, 2020
  • February 11, 2020

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

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

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

    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.
  • 26. Transition Best Practices

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: All teachers and Transition Coordinators who work with students and their families to create transitions plans for students who are transitioning into the adult work of postsecondary education, work and leisure.

    Dates: 1/24/2020

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    When we think in terms of the spirit of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), the IEP is viewed as an ongoing process that begins with planning with the student and his/her family. The purpose of early planning is to identify the student and family's vision for the future.

    As a result of this training, participants will understand the focus of Indicator 13 and how it relates to the following:
    1. Transition IEPs and Measurable Postsecondary Goals
    2. Present Level of Academic and Functional Performance
    3. Transition Services
    4. Course of Study
    5. Interagency Linkages
    6. Transfer of Rights


    Cost:
    $5 KCRPDC Members
    $10 Non-KCRPDC Members

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

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

    Dates: 1/27/2020

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

    28. DESE Mathematics Item Writing Project -Year 2

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

    Audience: K-12 Math Teachers and Curriculum Leaders

    Dates: 1/27/2020

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    Use rich quality items to prepare students for the state assessment! In this daylong session, participants will model a process to use rich items in your classroom to improve student learning. The use of rich activities provides great opportunities to support student growth and understanding over multiple expectations. Participants will also use student work to discuss grading structures similar to our state assessments.

    This session will support all grade levels, with break out groups targeting grade level and grade bands. While we are building on the discussions from year 1, all teachers are welcome to join this workshop regardless of having attended the earlier session.

    Lunch will be provided.

    29. SW Region MLDS Emerging Year 2 Cohort: Time to Register for January 27 (Monday) Session **Second Option

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Audience: MLDS Emerging Year 2 Principals and Assistant Principals

    Dates: 1/27/2020

    It's time to register for our Emerging Year 2 Cohort on January 27th **Second Option at Park Central Office Building, Room 112, downtown Springfield.

    We will begin at 8:30 and end by 2:30. We do ask that you register so that we may provide free parking and food.

    Our focus for this regional session will be Elements of School Culture, Assessing School Culture, Applying Customer Service Strategies to School Stakeholders, and Time Management-Identifying Key Responders

    Should you have questions or need additional information, please contact Annette Cozort

    **This session is also offered on January 15th, this is an optional session and must have 8 participants to make.

    30. MO Connections ICAP/Course Planner - Lamar Jr. High

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Lamar Jr. High School (Lamar, MO) [map]

    Dates: 1/27/2020

    This workshop will provide an overview of the Missouri Individual Career & Academic Plan (ICAP) now available as a part of Missouri Connections CIS360. This new feature includes a series of activities consisting of assessments, modules and components assigned by grade level beginning in the 8th grade and culminating in the 12th grade. As students' complete ICAP activities in CIS360, these populate into an ICAP Print Report compliant with SB 638 requirements. The morning session will be demonstration and hands-on training exploring the CIS360 online program, ICAP grade level components and course planner setup. An optional afternoon work session will be open for attendees to continue to work/explore Missouri Connections on your own with Missouri Connections staff available to answer questions and provide user support of program components for Missouri Connections and CIS360. 9:00 am -12:00 pm - Workshop 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm - Optional Work Time

    31. Check & Connect

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

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

    Dates: 1/28/2020 to 1/29/2020

    MO SWPBS and Special Education Improvement Consultants will host a training for teams interested in learning about Check & Connect, a comprehensive student engagement intervention for students in grades K-12. This training is intended for schools that are already implementing SWPBS and/or want to incorporate the Check & Connect program within their framework of interventions. Check & Connect is evidence-based and meets the standards of the What Works Clearinghouse of the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education (WWC, 2006). Implementation of the Check & Connect intervention requires that each student in the program be matched with an adult mentor. Each student's mentor is responsible for regularly checking indicators of student risk, providing student's with feedback about their data, discussing the importance of staying connected to school, and using a problem solving approach to maintain or improve academic and/or behavioral performance. Mentors also make deliberate efforts to engage families with their child's learning and school. Check & Connect is appropriate for students with or without disabilities and is associated with reductions in dropout rates, increased attendance, and improvements in behavior when implemented with fidelity. A fee is associated with this training to cover the costs of materials that must be purchased from the University of Minnesota for implementation. The materials will be provided on the first day of training. Lunch will be on your own both days.

    32. Accommodations and Modifications

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

    Audience: General Ed & SPED Teacher and Administrators

    Dates: 1/28/2020

    The Accommodations and Modifications training will assist teachers and administrators in identifying the process of adapting curriculum, instruction and assessment; identify the similarities, differences and connections between adaptations of curriculum, instruction and assessment practices to allow students with disabilities to access the general education curriculum and receive instruction in the general education environment to the extent determined appropriate.

    Registration and Morning Refreshments begin a 8:30 am with the presentation starting at 9 am. Lunch will be provided.

    33. Alternative Active Learning Spaces

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building Room 204 (Springfield, MO) [map]

    Dates: 1/28/2020

    Blind Skills Specialists present Alternative Active Learning Spaces. This workshop will explore various alternative active learning spaces. Alternative active learning spaces include gloves, vests, trays, and prone activities. This Seminar is ACVREP RPPLE approved. Eligible Participants can earn up to 3. ACVREP points.

    34. MLDS Developing Level - Year 2 - Coaching Lab

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 1/28/2020

    MLDS Developing Level - Year 2 provides support and development for leaders who have completed MLDS Developing Level - Year 1. This series of meetings will provide developing level leaders the activities and skills to continue their growth as a leader. Completion of MLDS Emerging Level work is encouraged, but it is NOT a prerequisite for enrollment.

    Dates for 2019-2020 are:
    September 24, 2019: Regional Meeting #1 - Southeast RPDC (Room 202) - 9AM-1PM
    November 5, 2019: Regional Meeting #2 - Southeast RPDC (Room 202) - 9AM-1PM
    January 28, 2020: Coaching Lab - TBD - 9AM-1PM
    March 4, 2020: Regional Meeting #3 - Southeast RPDC (Room 202) - 9AM-1PM

    You must register for each meeting separately.

    If you have questions, contact Tom Okruch @ 573.986.6130

    35. Special Education Part C to B Transition

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: ECSE Special Education Teachers, First Step Providers, Administrators, Related Service Providers, Process Coordinators, and Directors

    Dates: 1/28/2020

    This workshop is provided to assist public agencies to prepare for the smooth transition of children served in First Steps to the ECSE program. The training will focus on compliance requirements including timelines for evaluation and IEP development.

    If you attend a workshop for which you have not registered, a late fee will apply.

    This is a half-day workshop; lunch will not be provided.

    36. SW-PBS Tier 1 Sustain - Meeting 2

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 1/28/2020

    This workshop is designed for SW-PBS Tier 1 teams to sustain/maintain while Tier 2 and/or Tier 3 are being implemented. Below you will find a series of questions to reflect on before signing up for this workshop. If your school can say "yes" to any of the questions, then this workshop will help you sustain/maintain your Tier 1 systems. Have you completed the first 3 years of Tier 1 training and your school is ready to implement Tier 2? Is your school implementing Tier 2? Is your school implementing Tier 3?

    Please sign up separately for the two Tier 1 Sustain Workshops: October 2, 2019 and Jan. 28, 2020.

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

    Room: SE - RPDC - KEM Hall

    37. SW-PBS Emerging Team Training - Meeting 5

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 1/29/2020

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

    Please sign up for each meeting date separately.

    Meeting Dates include:
    June 27, 2019
    June 28, 2019
    September 12, 2019
    December 10, 2019
    January 29, 2020
    February 27, 2020

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

    38. Targeted School Improvement Networking and Supports

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: Principals, SPED Coordinators, ELL Coordinators supporting schools identified for Targeted School Improvement

    Dates: 1/29/2020

    By Invitation Only.
    Learn and network with area schools identified as a Targeted School Improvement. Throughout the four sessions, you will learn from others, share what's working in your school, and engage in targeted professional development from a variety of RPDC consultants with expertise in leadership, SPED, ELL, data analysis, as well as curriculum and instruction.

    39. Diving Deeper into Grades 3-5 Expanded Missouri Learning Standards in Mathematics Part 2 of 2

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 1/30/2020

    This 2-part professional development series will focus on instruction for developing conceptual understanding in mathematics and promoting student reasoning and sense making using the Expanded Missouri Learning Standards in Mathematics.

    Join this group of math educators as they explore research-based practices to make meaning of mathematics.

    40. Math MAP Updates Grades 3-5

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Grade 3-5 Teachers

    Dates: 1/30/2020

    This full day session will highlight current DESE updates, both with regard to the MAP assessment, as well as, math practices in general. We will focus on instructional strategies to create a strong foundation of math understanding and best prepare students for the state assessment.

    Grades 3-5
    * Oct. 9, St. Joseph
    * Jan. 30, Trenton

    Grades 6-8
    * Oct. 16, St. Joseph
    * Feb. 6, Trenton

    41. MO SW-PBS Coaches Work Day

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

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

    Dates: 1/30/2020

    A day for our partner coaches of any tier to work with consultants on systems, programs, professional development design, trouble-shooting, artifacts, and and other area related to PBIS. At least one consultant will be available to assist you and facilitate collaboration, answer questions, and share resources.

    42. Dive into the New Missouri Learning Standards for Fine Arts

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: K-12 Administrators and Teachers

    Dates: 1/31/2020

    In Missouri, local school boards and administrators make curriculum decisions tailored to the needs of their students and communities. This interactive half-day workshop will allow participants to work through the Missouri Fine Arts Learning Standards that were adopted by the state Board of Education in April 2019. Roger Kelley, DESE Arts Education Director, will explain the expectations and implementation process for a greater level of understanding. Time for questions/answers will be allotted.

    Participants need to bring a 3-ring binder for materials

    43. Teacher Academy Grads - Day 3

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Former graduates of Teacher Academy

    Dates: 1/31/2020

    There are five dates for this workshop; you must register for EACH DATE separately.
  • September 27, 2019
  • November 8, 2019
  • January 31, 2020
  • March 5, 2019
  • April 9, 2020

    Teacher Academy Graduates, you spent a year with select teachers from our region who wanted to develop their instructional practice, leadership skills, and knowledge by attending Teacher Academy. Continue to grow as a teacher leader and return for a second year! Author and researcher Mike Rutherford will kick off the academy at the statewide summer Teacher Academy Graduates training; his text, The Artisan Teacher, will frame the year's work. Participants will use a "deliberate practice" model, then share their results and reflection at the final meeting.

    Who qualifies for Grads? A teacher who has attended Teacher Academy, is committed to sustained professional growth, and who desires to continue that growth with a cadre of teachers dedicated to improving student learning. Come on back for another year!

    Statewide Kick-off July 18-19, 2019 with Mike Rutherford at Lodge of the Four Seasons (extra cost for meals).

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

    Full or partial scholarships will be available for all participants.

    Registration fee of $350 is for all five dates and the Statewide Kickoff.
  • 44. LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) - Day 3 - Bakersfield R-IV INVITATION ONLY

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 Bakersfield R-IV (Bakersfield, MO) [map]

    Audience: Elementary Teachers, Reading Teachers, Title I Reading Teachers, Reading Specialists

    Dates: 2/3/2020

    There are four dates for this workshop; you must register for EACH DATE separately. Participants are required to attend all four sessions. We will address each of the four LETRS units respectively.
  • September 9, 2019 - The Challenge of Learning to Read
  • December 2, 2019 - The Speech Sounds of English
  • February 3, 2020 - Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling
  • April 6, 2020 - Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) 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 no matter the curriculum or program used. Instruction is a mixture of face-to-face learning through structured models and online videos of effective classroom instruction.

    FEES ARE COMMUNICATED BY AGREEMENT WITH EACH PARTICIPATING SCHOOL.
  • 45. Co-Teaching Training

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

    Audience: Teams of General Ed & Special Ed and a building administrator

    Dates: 2/3/2020

    This Co-Teaching Training will provide an opportunity for teams to learn the art of Co-Teaching. The participants will study roles, responsibilities, approaches, and benefits of professional partnerships in the classroom. Effective implementation of Co-Teaching will impact the learning of ALL students.

    Registration and Morning Refreshments will begin at 8:30 am with the presentation starting at 9:00 am. Lunch will be provided.

    46. Keep Calm and SW-PBS on.

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: SW-PBS Coaches and/or Team members at all tiers

    Dates: 2/3/2020

    There is a Fall and a Spring coaching network day. Attendance at both is encouraged but not required. Please register for each date separately.
  • October 1, 2019 - Fall Coaches Meeting
  • February 3, 2020 - Spring Coaches Meeting

    Struggling to keep it fresh? Come and network with other schools implementing SW-PBS. Learn what other schools are doing and develop a network of resources. Let's meet together, celebrate our successes and collaboratively explore opportunities for growth. Recognition procedures/requirements will also be emphasized.

    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.
  • 47. MO Leadership Development System (MLDS) Mexico Area Cohort: Keys to Continued Professional Growth!

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

    Location: Region 2 - TBA - Heart of Missouri RPDC (Columbia, MO)

    Audience: School leaders in years 3+ of experience

    Dates: 2/3/2020

    The MLDS is a continuum of learning and supports provided to school leaders from aspiring to retiring. In addition to content available for aspiring school leaders, five levels of support comprise MLDS: Emerging Year 1, Emerging Year 2, Developing Year 1, Developing Year 2 and Transformational Leadership. School leaders will want to invest in their own professional development by attending each level of training. The MLDS Developing Year 1 provides principals: A continuum of training and support through research-based learning experiences that can be completed as a series or individually selected; and Opportunities to develop formal and informal professional networks It is recommended that school leaders invest in their own professional development by attending all four Developing Year 1 trainings: Understanding Your Influence; Excellence in Instructional Leadership; Teaching Studies; and Keys to Continued Professional Growth. Meeting 1 to be held September 23, 2019, will focus on Culture and Communication: Explore extraordinary constituent groups; Learn best practices for communicating through print, visuals and social media; and Develop skills for consensus decision making Meeting 2 to be held October 29, 2019, will focus on Managing Change and Developing Habits: Learn the formula for managing organizational energy for change; Understand the anatomy of a habit; Discuss change curves and implementation dips; and Explore the concept of organized abandonment Meeting 3 to be held December 3, 2019, will focus on Teaching Studies: Review 30 Second Feedback; Craft Conversations and Next Level Coaching; Learn and practice the Teaching Studies Protocol; and "teacher observing teacher" experience Meeting 4 to be held February 3, 2020, will focus on Hiring and Retaining Quality Staff: Discuss the elements of teaching quality; Explore the foundations of interpersonal relationships; Learn how to attract and retain teaching talent; and Plan for orientation and onboarding of new staff

    48. Hiring and Retaining Quality Staff MLDS: Developing Year 1

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Audience: School leaders in years 3+ of experience

    Dates: 2/4/2020

    The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is a continuum of learning and supports provided to school leaders from aspiring to retiring. In addition to content available for aspiring school leaders, five levels of support comprise MLDS: Emerging Year 1, Emerging Year 2, Developing Year 1, Developing Year 2 and Transformational Leadership. School leaders will want to invest in their own professional development by attending each level of training.

    The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) Developing Year 1 provides principals:

    •A continuum of training and support through research based learning experiences that can be completed as a series or individually selected

    •Opportunities to develop formal and informal professional networks

    Developing Year 1 Regional Meeting 3 focuses on Hiring and Retaining Quality Staff. Participants will:

    •Discuss the elements of teaching quality

    •Explore the foundations of interpersonal relationships

    •Learn how to attract and retain teaching talent

    •Plan for orientation and onboarding of new staff

    It is recommended that school leaders invest in their own professional development by attending all four Developing Year 1 trainings: Culture and Communication; Managing Change and Developing Habits; Next Level Coaching; and Hiring and Retaining Quality Staff. Sign up for each individually.

    49. Developing a Quality IEP

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Special Education Teachers, Paraprofessionals, and Directors

    Dates: 2/4/2020

    The South Central RPDC believes in building the capacity of educators to ensure student success-including the success of special education students. To help special education teachers and administrators accomplish this goal, the special education compliance consultant will provide training on the development of the quality components of an IEP such as writing descriptive present levels of performances, assuring measurability so that data can be gathered easily and quickly, selecting appropriate accommodations and/or modifications, and developing least restrictive environment statements appropriate for the student. Missouri Standards and Indicators criteria will be reviewed and case studies will be used to further the participant's knowledge of compliance requirements of quality IEPs. The information shared will be appropriate for all grade levels of Special Education teachers, process coordinators, and special education directors.

    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.

    50. 2020 Special Education Directors Winter Conference

    Program: DESE - Special Education

    Location: Stoney Creek Conference Center (Columbia, MO)

    Audience: Superintendents, Principals, Special Education Directors, Process Coordinators, Special Education Teachers

    Dates: 2/5/2020

    This one-day event will provide opportunities to all special education directors to focus on areas of compliance that will be monitored. Topics to be covered will include: Eligibility Determination, Individualized Education Program (IEP)Compliance, Mental Health and Behavior, Discipline, Postsecondary Transition and Data Profiles.

    51. Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP) & Missouri Connections CIS 360 Work Session (follow up)

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

    Location: 314 Hill Hall, University of MO, Columbia, MO 65211 (Columbia, MO)

    Dates: 2/5/2020

    This work session is designed to support the continued implementation of the new Missouri Connections CIS 360 program. Attendees of the November 20th training will have the opportunity to use this time to practice using the tools within the program as well as create their course planner; aligning courses with career paths. Participants will be able to ask individual questions and receive help as they begin their implementation of Missouri Connections CIS 360. Bring a laptop or similar device. It is recommended to bring or be able to access your current course guide.

    52. PLC Cohort Training - DBDM

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Administrators and Leadership Team

    Dates: 2/5/2020

    The following series of trainings provide opportunities to deepen your collaborative team practices. We will begin with 2 days of training on Developing Assessment Capable Learners followed by 2 days of training on Data Based Decision Making.

    Please register for each day separately.

    Participation in these series is by invitation only.

    FEES ARE COMMUNICATED BY AGREEMENT WITH EACH PARTICIPATING SCHOOL.

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

    If you attend a workshop for which you have not registered, a late fee will apply.

    53. Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (MTDS Emerging Level 2)

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

    Dates: 2/6/2020

    Closed
    Ongoing, job-embedded, research-based support for new teachers throughout their second year. The focus continues with engagement strategies, classroom management, professional development plans, and personalized instruction depending on the needs of the teacher.

    54. Beginning Teacher Assistance Program 2019-2020 (Teachers)

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

    Dates: 2/6/2020 to 4/22/2020

    Closed
    All new teachers in Missouri are required to participate in a beginning teacher assistance program sponsored by a Missouri teacher education program and provided by an education association, regional service center, school district or charter school. Additionally, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education adopted standards in 2017 providing for selection, training and support for all mentors as well. The Heart of Missouri Regional Professional Development Center (Heart of MO-RPDC) is offering a Beginning Teacher Assistance Program that combines the benefits of a cohort model, online virtual meetings and training for mentor teachers as well. Cost will be $350 per new teacher. All meetings are at HyVee located on Conley road at 25 Conley Road Columbia, MO 65201. This certificate series requires participation in all meeting dates and Zoom online meetings.

    55. MAP A Regroup for Spring 2020

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 2/6/2020

    The focus of this workday is to revisit information for the MAP A spring required Instructionally Embedded Window from Feb. 3-May 15, 2020. You should bring your laptop, EE blueprints and individual student information. There is no cost to attend.

    56. Math MAP Updates Grades 6-8

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Grade 6-8 Teachers

    Dates: 2/6/2020

    This full day session will highlight current DESE updates, both with regard to the MAP assessment, as well as, math practices in general. We will focus on instructional strategies to create a strong foundation of math understanding and best prepare students for the state assessment.

    Grades 3-5
    * Oct. 9, St. Joseph
    * Jan. 30, Trenton

    Grades 6-8
    * Oct. 16, St. Joseph
    * Feb. 6, Trenton

    57. MO SW-PBS Tier 2 Other Interventions

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

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

    Dates: 2/6/2020

    Your consultant will present and assist in setting up intervention like: CW-Fit, Tootling, Positive Peer Reporting, Internalizer Strategies etc

    58. Preschool Academy Year 2 & 4 - Day 2

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Preschool teachers, directors, administrators

    Dates: 2/6/2020

    There are two dates for this workshop; you must register for EACH DATE separately.
  • October 17, 2019
  • February 6, 2020

    In Preschool Academy Year 4, we will continue to build our capacity as we collaborate and learn from others in our field. Below is just a tidbit of what our days will look like:
  • Hands-On Science
  • Learning Centers for Math and Literacy
  • Creativity
  • Tech Tips

    Participants are encouraged to attend both days.
    You may earn clock hours, if needed, through Missouri Workshop Calendar.


    Each time we meet we'll connect our learning to the Missouri Early Learning Goals.

    Missouri Early Learning Goals:
  • Language and Literacy B.1.b, c, f, g./ C.1.d./ C.2.e
  • Reading 1.d, e./ 2.a, b./ 3.a, b, c.
  • Writing 1.b, c, e
  • Mathematics A.1.d./ A.2.a./ A.3.a, b, c./ A.4.a, b.
  • Mathematics C.1.a.b.
  • Mathematics D.1.c./ D.2.b./ D.3.a, b, c.
  • Mathematics E.1.d, e./ E.2.b, c.
  • Science A.2.a, b
  • Science A.3.b,c
  • Science B.1. b

    If you attend a workshop for which you have not registered, a late fee will apply.

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


    Registration fee of $175 is for both dates.
  • 59. Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) YEAR 2 - ELEMENTARY (Meeting 2 of 2)

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 2/7/2020

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

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

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

    Meeting Dates:
    October 10, 2019
    February 7, 2020

    NOTE: Participants must register for each meeting individually.

    60. Boys in Crisis

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

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

    Dates: 2/7/2020

    Currently in our classrooms, boys account for 85% of the discipline problems in schools. Boys are the largest populations in special education, Title I, and those who have reading, writing, and math problems. Research has found that boys are the ones who have committed the violent acts in America's schools and have the highest dropout rate in schools. "Worldwide, boys are 50% less likely than girls to meet basic proficiency in math, reading, and science." Dr. Warren Farrell, Ph.D
    "As boys become young men, their suicide rates go from equal to girls to six times that of young women." Dr. Warren Farrell, Ph. D. Dr. Sherri Thomas and Ms. Christie Lewis will present a workshop that shows the "why" behind male behavior in schools and what schools can do to begin making school more "boy-friendly.

    61. Missouri Connections for School Counselors - Beginning/Introductory

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: Participants should include middle and high school counselors, career educators, instructors, transition educators, administrators, and others who work with students in career awareness, exploration, development, and planning.

    Dates: 2/7/2020

    The introductory training session is designed to support Missouri Connection beginners and users with limited experience. This session will focus on an overview of Missouri Connections, with emphasis on account types, login process, creating and managing of a portfolio, assessments, personal learning plan, tools for Counselors and Teachers, and the Implementation Framework. Participants will have the opportunity to actively engage in Missouri Connections, working through each aspect of the training.


    Participants should bring a laptop or similar device.

    62. PLC Cohort Training - DBDM

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Administrators and Leadership Team

    Dates: 2/7/2020

    The following series of trainings provide opportunities to deepen your collaborative team practices. We will begin with 2 days of training on Developing Assessment Capable Learners followed by 2 days of training on Data Based Decision Making.

    Please register for each day separately.

    Participation in these series is by invitation only.

    FEES ARE COMMUNICATED BY AGREEMENT WITH EACH PARTICIPATING SCHOOL.

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

    If you attend a workshop for which you have not registered, a late fee will apply.

    63. South Central Teacher Academy 2019-2020 - Day 4

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: *A current classroom teacher with 3 years or more of experience. *A teacher with demonstrated instructional & relational effectiveness. *A teacher with a commitment to their own and others' professional growth.

    Dates: 2/7/2020

    There are six regional meetings; you must register for EACH DATE separately.
  • September 6, 2019
  • November 1, 2019
  • December 6, 2019
  • February 7, 2020
  • March 13, 2020
  • April 3, 2020

    Statewide Meetings at Lodge of the Four Seasons
  • September 18, 2019 - State Kickoff
  • January 23, 2020 - Regroup

    Teacher Academy is an intensive professional learning experience for select area teachers. This year-long, cohort-driven training is designed to develop instructional practice, reflective practice, and leadership skills that distinguish a highly effective teacher.

    Teacher Academy will provide participants with a variety of learning experiences aligned with the Missouri Educator Standards. The Academy utilizes an action-research-based curriculum, monitoring student growth and analyzing the effectiveness of instructional methods and strategies. Two key themes are 1) teacher self-reflection, and 2) building confidence through the use of highly effective teaching practices: "I have grown as an educator this year! Practices learned from TA have greatly improved my effectiveness!"

    Full or partial scholarships will be available for all participants.

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

    Registration fee of $500 is for all dates.
  • 64. South Central ELA 6-12 Regroup - Day 2

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Grade 6-12 Teachers and Instructional Coaches

    Dates: 2/10/2020

    There are two dates for this workshop; you must register for EACH DATE separately.
  • November 20, 2019
  • February 10, 2020

    These two meetings will be the follow-up to the DESE Updates training led by Lisa Scroggs and Deb Jameson, co-directors of ELA, on Sept. 11. The work will address the modes of writing, reading skills, note taking, cross-curricular opportunities, effective discussion strategies, scoring of student writing, development of writing prompts, and more. Both meetings will include DESE updates on curriculum and assessment. Bring questions, student work samples, and ideas to share with area teachers.

    Missouri teacher standards addressed: 1.2; 4.1;6.1

    If you attend a workshop for which you have not registered, a late fee will apply.

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


    Registration fee of $175 is for both dates.
  • 65. VIRTUAL - A Problem Solving Process for Teachers Supporting Students with Disruptive Behavior

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Virtual Meeting (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 2/10/2020

    In this session, WE will focus on a problem solving process for teachers to use with students who are displaying minor disruptive classroom behaviors. We will use function based thinking and the 8 effective teaching and learning practices identified by Missouri School Wide Positive Behavior Supports to create a plan of action for teachers. This action plan will help teachers plan specifically what they will do and when they will do it. We will also discuss how to intensify each of the 8 classroom practices.

    66. VIRTUAL - Identifying Emotional Disturbances: Meeting Compliance Requirements Through Quality Decisions

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Virtual Meeting (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 2/10/2020

    During this session will be using the MO State Plan for Special Education and the MO Standards and Indicators to discuss the eligibility criteria and how to use data and assessment results to make quality eligibility decisions.

    The other dates and topics in this series (register separately for each) include:

    October 14, 2019 - The Importance of Making Quality Special Education Eligibility Decisions

    October 21, 2019 - Identifying Specific Learning Disabilities: Meeting Compliance Requirements Through Quality Decisions

    December 2, 2019 - Identifying Other Health Impairments: Meeting Compliance Requirements Through Quality Decisions

    January 13, 2020 - Identifying Intellectual Disabilities: Meeting Compliance Requirements Through Quality Decisions

    February 10, 2020 - Identifying Emotional Disturbances: Meeting Compliance Requirements Through Quality Decisions

    You may sign up for all five in the series through MyLearningPlan.

    67. SW Region MLDS: Developing 1 Leadership Series Session 4 February 11, 2020

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Audience: Principals, Assistant Principals, District Admin.

    Dates: 2/11/2020

    MLDS Developing Leader Series: Session 4 will be held on February 11 (Tuesday) at Park Central Office Building, Downtown Springfield, Room 112.

    Learning experiences will include: Attracting and Retaining Teacher Talent,Elements of Teaching Quality, Interviewing: Questions to Ask! Orientation, Onboarding, and Induction of New Staff

    A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. MLDS Developing 1 Leadership Series is offered at NO-Cost! Parking cost is covered with registration. Participants will be receive parking instructions a day or two prior to the date of the session. Please plan to join us for a great session of networking and learning!

    68. *Ambitious Teaching: Taking Action to Ensure Student Achievement - Session V

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Dates: 2/11/2020

    Session V: Fluency & Procedural Fluency

    DATE: Tuesday, February 11, 2020

    TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

    LOCATION: Truman State University Violette Hall 2251 (2nd floor, northeast side)

    COST: $100*-Morning refreshments & lunch included
    *Attend all 6 sessions, pay $450

    Teachers are being asked to change roles and to become facilitators of student learning. To accomplish this in math, they are often required to practice "ambitious teaching." In ambitious teaching, the teacher provides students with challenging tasks & then observes & listens, offering appropriate support as needed. The goal is to ensure that every student succeeds in doing meaningful, high-quality work, not just completing procedures with no meaning attached.

    This workshop is suitable for K-6 teachers & will take a deep look at teaching in mathematics.

    What is Fluency, and how is it developed in our students? We typically connect fluency and instant recall of facts in mathematics. Is that the only fluency we need to consider? What is Procedural Fluency, and how can it be supported through conceptual understanding? These are the topics of our fifth session in the Ambitious Teaching series.

    We need our students to be fluent, and middle school and high school teachers complain that students struggle with even the simplest math. What can we do to support the need for easier recall of facts both for our students and for upper-level teachers? These questions will be discussed thoroughly in this session.

    Continue your journey into Ambitious Teaching by joining us for a full day of math learning, sharing, & discussions.

    69. Accommodations and Modifications

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 2/11/2020

    The Accommodations and Modifications training will assist teachers and administrators in identifying the process of adapting curriculum, instruction and assessment; identify the similarities, differences and connections between adaptations of curriculum, instruction and assessment practices to allow students with disabilities to access the general education curriculum and receive instruction in the general education environment to the extent determined appropriate.

    70. Biology EOC Workshop

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: Teachers/Administrators interested in Science

    Dates: 2/11/2020

    New
    A Vision for Science

    What is your vision for science education? Is your individual practice helping you to achieve that vision? We have completed our first year of Operational Science Assessments and have discovered a few ways to better our practice. Join us as we dive into newly available resources, as well as a mindset to improve science instruction that is inclusive of ALL students.

    71. ELA MAP Updates: Grades 3-5

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5 Hamilton R-II School District (Hamilton, MO) [map]

    Audience: Grades 3-5 Teachers

    Dates: 2/11/2020

    This session will be based on the 2020 practice tests and state feedback on 2019 results and will provide participants with a deeper understanding of our state assessment design in English Language Arts.

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

    Grades 3-5
    * Feb. 11

    Grades 6-8
    * Feb. 13

    Grades 9-12
    * Feb. 20

    72. Reaching and Teaching Students with Dyslexia -- Part III

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 2/11/2020

    This session will provide a closer look into understanding, reaching and teaching students with reading difficulties that might be signs of dyslexia. Most of the instructional time in this training will be hands-on strategy development of effective vocabulary and comprehension instruction for students who show common characteristics of dyslexia. This workshop is for you whether you teach in a general education classroom, reading, or Title Reading. This session is the third, in a four-part series.

    73. SE Missouri Teacher Academy - Meeting 5

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 2/11/2020

    SE Missouri Teacher Academy Teacher Academy is a replication of the very successful Leadership Academy Satellite Program, which has been fundamental in providing professional growth for school leaders. The Academy focus is centered on student engagement, instructional strategies, and reflection on practices that align with the Missouri State Teacher Standards. Teacher Academy is designed to provide participants with an intellectually stimulating opportunity to learn new teaching strategies and collaborate with other highly committed teachers in their region and throughout the state.

    Participants will attend a one day Fall Statewide Kickoff at The Lodge of the Four Seasons on September 18, 2019 and a one day Winter Statewide Meeting on January 23, 2020. The rest of the trainings will be located at the Southeast RPDC. All dates are listed below. Cost: $500.00 **Limited scholarships available.** Application process must be completed before signing up on My Learning Plan.

    Please sign up for each date separately on My Learning Plan.
    September 6, 2019
    October 15, 2019
    November 14, 2019
    December 17, 2019
    February 11, 2020
    March 19, 2020

    74. SW-PBS Elementary School Cohort (INVITATION ONLY) - Day 4

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

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

    Dates: 2/11/2020

    There are four dates for this workshop; you must register for EACH DATE separately.
  • September 25, 2019
  • November 15, 2019
  • January 24, 2020
  • February 11, 2020

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

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

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

    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.
  • 75. Central CoVE

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Ann Hawkins Gentry Middle School (Columbia, MO)

    Dates: 2/11/2020

    The Community of Vision Educators (CoVE) Seminars are designed for vision educators who serve students who are blind and visually impaired. Seminars are held monthly to provide professional development or technical assistance to professionals serving students who are blind or visually impaired. This year's focus will be exploring the resources and organizations available to our students including APH, Lighthouse for the Blind, Vocational Rehabilitation, and WIOA. This Seminar is ACVREP RPPLE approved. Eligible Participants can earn up to 2. ACVREP points.

    76. Middle School Math: Activities and Strategies for Teaching the Data, Statistics and Probability Standards

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: Grade 6-8 Math teachers and Instructional Coaches

    Dates: 2/12/2020


    This workshop will focus on the Grade 6-8 Data, Statistics, and Probability Missouri Learning Standards. Participants will experience and participate in a number of activities and lessons they can take back to their classrooms, as well as gain a greater understanding of the alignment of the standards across the grade levels.

    Some of the topics include:

    •What are some fun, easy and interesting ways to gather data and then what do I do with it?

    •What is a valid sample and what isn't, and how can I tell the difference?

    •How can I tell what the center is? What is spread? And how come my shape isn't pretty?

    •Plots, charts, and tables - when is a picture worth a thousand words or an optical illusion.

    •Trend lines and other patterns in bivariate data.

    •The language of statistics.

    •Inexpensive, easy tools of the trade.



    Lunch provided


    Cost: $45pp KC Member or $60pp Non-KC Member

    $10 discount for groups of 4 or more

    77. Reaching and Teaching Students with Characteristics of Dyslexia - Session IV

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 2/12/2020

    'Here's what? So what? Now what...of data analysis to instruction and intervention. This workshop is designed to dive deeper into trend analysis of multiple sources of data in order to target the orthographic needs of students with characteristics of dyslexia and other reading difficulties. This includes explicit instructional strategies for word recognition and language comprehension to ensure successful comprehension. [Attendance to Reaching & Teaching Sessions I-III is strongly recommended.] Lunch and parking are included in registration. Breakfast is on your own.

    78. Changing A Confused Teen" into "A Confident Test-taker" (ACT)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: 9-12 Teachers, Counselors, Administrators

    Dates: 2/12/2020

    Strategies to help students and teachers prepare for the ACT

    This session will focus on how to help students prepare for the 215-question ACT using resources, games, and prepping techniques. Teachers will have the opportunity to learn about the structure of each section of the ACT, as well as work with the passages using specific strategies for English, math, reading, and science. Teachers will leave with notes, a bibliography of resources and games, and an understanding of how to better help students prepare for the ACT.

    Lunch provided.

    79. Diving Deeper into Grades K-2 Expanded Missouri Learning Standards in Mathematics Part 2 of 2

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 2/12/2020

    This 2-part professional development series will focus on instruction for developing conceptual understanding in mathematics and promoting student reasoning and sense making using the Expanded Missouri Learning Standards in Mathematics.

    Join this group of math educators as they explore research-based practices to make meaning of mathematics.

    80. Leadership Academy 2019-2020

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Administrators in their third year or beyond of leadership

    Dates: 2/12/2020

    Kickoff: June 10-12, 2019
    Location: Hilton Garden Inn and Conference Center, Columbia, MO

    Outdoor Leadership Experience: October 2-5, 2019
    Location: YMCA of the Ozarks, Potosi, MO

    Winter Meeting: January 8-10, 2019
    Location: Hilton Garden Inn and Conference Center, Columbia, MO

    Graduation:June 10-12, 2020
    Hilton Garden Inn and Conference Center, Columbia, MO

    Active MLDS Participants please register for your appropriate year. If you have not been in the MLDS trainings you will register for Developing 1 meetings. Dates for Developing I are:
  • September 10, 2019 - Regional Meeting Day 1
  • October 10, 2019 - Regional Meeting Day 2
  • December 13, 2019 - Regional Meeting Day 3
  • February 12, 2020 - Regional Meeting Day 4

    Please note: Participants should first
    register here with DESE.
    After you register with DESE, then register for the Regional Meetings at South Central RPDC.

    As a member of this year-long academy, your learning will be focused on Missouri Leadership Development System competencies for the developing leader. The Leadership Academy emphasizes the importance of building capacity of instructional practices correlated to high academic achievement for students.

    Total registration cost is $900; $600 payable to your local center or RPDC, $300 payable to YMCA of the Ozarks.

    Full and partial scholarships are available. Please contact Charlie Malam for information on available scholarship money.

  • 81. Missouri Leadership Development System Developing Leaders I - Day 4

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Building Principals

    Dates: 2/12/2020

    There are four dates for this workshop; you must register for EACH DATE separately.
  • September 10 - Regional Meeting 1
  • October 10 - Regional Meeting 2
  • December 13 - Next Level Coaching Lab & RPDC Training Room
  • February 12 - Regional Meeting 3

    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.

    Lunch will be provided. Please notify us of any dietary restrictions at least seven (7) days in advance.
  • 82. Survivor BTAP- Emerging Level I ROLLA - Day 3

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 Columbia College (Rolla, MO)

    Audience: First and second year K-12 educators

    Dates: 2/12/2020

    The registration fee of $275 is for the series of three dates. Please register for EACH workshop separately:
  • September 19, 2019 - Day 1
  • November 21, 2019 - Day 2
  • February 12, 2020 - Day 3

    Over 40 percent of new teachers leave the profession within the first five years. Most of the research shows a perceived lack of support and absence of job-related professional learning as the root cause. Teachers often feel alone and isolated - fearful of asking for help. All new teachers are required to participate in a beginning teacher assistance program during their first two years of teaching.

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

    South Central RPDC - Survivor Series creates an opportunity for growth with other beginning teachers.

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

    This year, we are excited to add a mentor component to our well-designed beginning teacher training. Mentors may join their mentee at any Survivor session for $20. Mentors must attend a one-day Mentor Training on September 27, 2019, as a required pre-requisite to attending Survivor sessions. Registration for Mentor Training can be found here: Mentor Training.

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

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

    Participants must complete all three dates in the series.
  • 83. SW-PBS Administration Meeting --SE RPDC Location

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 2/12/2020

    This meeting is for administrators currently implementing the SW-PBS framework. Various topics will be covered to keep administrators updated on current information from the Missouri SW-PBS State Team and the National PBIS Center. This is also an opportunity for administrators using SW-PBS to network about successes.

    This meeting is a requirement for administrators, as indicated in the SW-PBS Agreement; therefore, they must select one of the following locations to attend: Sikeston or Cape Girardeau (RPDC).

    This registration is for the February 12, 2020 meeting at the SE RPDC in room 112.

    84. IEPs Based on the DLM Essential Elements

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 2/13/2020

    This training will guide participants through the process of using Dynamic Learning Maps(DLM) Essential Elements to develop goals and objectives in English Language Arts(ELA) and Math for Individual Educational Programs(IEPs) for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities and are assessed with the MAP-A. Learning objectives include: 1. Review of the DLM Claims and Conceptual Areas 2. Review and identify DLM Essential Elements-Linked IEP goals and the related Claims and Conceptual Areas of the DLM MAP 3. Review the Linkage levels/Nodes and Mini-Maps 4. Review the grade level blueprints for instruction and IEPs 5. Learn how to write SMART goals/short-term objectives This module is based on the principles and learning objectives of the DESE trainings for developing a Standard-Based IEP. You will find it helpful to have completed the Standards Based IEP Training before attending this training. This workshop aligns with and supports Missouri Teacher/Leader Standard #2, Quality Indicator 2: Student Goals Missouri Teacher/Leader Standard #3, Quality Indicator 2: Lessons for diverse learners and Quality Indicator 3: Instructional goals and differentiated instructional strategies This training will be "hands on" and teachers must bring copies of IEPs for their students. Technical assistance will also be offered on this day. The last part of the day will be spent writing goals and objectives for MAP-A students in the areas of ELA and Math. Registration and breakfast will begin at 8:30 am. Training will start promptly at 9:00 am. Lunch will be on your own at 11:30 am. Training will end at 2:00 pm. The location will be at the Park Central Square Office Building, 117 Park Central Square, Springfield, MO. Room 112. Cancellations must be made 10 days prior training

    85. *MAP-A Refresher

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Dates: 2/13/2020

    DATE: Thursday, February 13, 2020

    TIME: 9:00am-12:00pm

    LOCATION: Truman State University Pickler Memorial Library (PML) 103

    COST: Free

    This workshop is for Special Education personnel who are ready to administer MAP-A in the Spring Instructionally Embedded Window. Participants will learn how to create an individualized instruction plan and how to select appropriate Essential Elements based upon the blueprint and the grade level. Additionally, participants will learn how to use Educator Portal and learn what equipment will be necessary for students to complete this assessment.

    This is a hand-on workshop, so please bring student information to develop the Instructional Planner.

    This workshop supports Missouri Teacher Standard 3.3.

    86. ELA MAP Updates: Grades 6-8

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5 Rolling Hills Library (St. Joseph, MO) [map]

    Audience: Grades 6-8 Teachers

    Dates: 2/13/2020

    This session will be based on the 2020 practice tests and state feedback on 2019 results and will provide participants with a deeper understanding of our state assessment design in English Language Arts.

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

    Grades 3-5
    * Feb. 11

    Grades 6-8
    * Feb. 13

    Grades 9-12
    * Feb. 20

    87. Emerging Advanced Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support (SW-PBS) Training - Day 4

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Current Emerging Advanced SW-PBS schools

    Dates: 2/13/2020

    There are four dates for this workshop; you must register for EACH DATE separately.
  • September 19, 2019 - Day 1
  • October 16, 2019 - Day 2
  • January 23, 2020 - Day 3
  • February 13, 2020 - Day 4

    This series of four workshops is designed for school teams continuing implementation with students at the Tier 1 level. Content will emphasize effective classroom practices, using data for quality decision-making and sustainability of the process. All aspects of the eight essential components will be reviewed and analyzed and a foundation laid for future Tier 2 work.

    Presenter: Rebecca Roberts

    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 days in advance.


  • 88. MO SW-PBS Tier 2 Interventions: First Steps Next

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

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

    Dates: 2/13/2020

    Missouri Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support (MO SWPBS) will host a training for teams interested in learning about the First Step Next (FSN) an intervention targeting preK-2. First Step Next is a collaborative home-school intervention that addresses problem behavior and teaches children how to get along with teachers and peers and how to engage in schoolwork appropriately. The intervention includes students and families, the classroom teacher, and a school-based coach working together to teach and recognize use of key skills such as succeeding in school, including, sharing, cooperating, and following rules. Outcomes: By the end of these sessions, participants will be able to implement a First Steps Next. Session 1: -Explain main findings of research associated with FSN. -Describe students who are most likely to benefit from FSN. -Identify implementation components of FSN. -Design FSN that is contextually relevant for your students and school while adhering to implementation of critical features. -Develop a system for on-going monitoring of FSN implementation fidelity.

    89. SW-PBS Emerging Advanced Team Training - Meeting 3

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 2/13/2020

    The Southeast RPDC will host a series of four workshops designed for schools in their second year of SW-PBS student implementation at the Tier 1 level. Content will emphasize implementation of the eight effective classroom practices with fidelity, using data for quality decision making and sustaining the Tier 1 process. Knowledge of the eight essential components of SW-PBS will be deepened and data will be analyzed as we consider the steps of scaling up to Tier 2 interventions.

    Please sign up for each meeting date separately.

    Meeting Dates include:
    Oct. 3, 2019
    Dec. 12, 2019
    Feb. 13, 2020
    March 16, 2020

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

    90. Discipline for Students with Disabilities

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: Bring the Whole Team! Special Education/General Education Administrator and Process Coordinators, Special Education Teachers

    Dates: 2/13/2020

    This workshop will provide critical information regarding the discipline procedures required for students with disabilities and will address the impact of the Safe Schools Act, use of short and long term suspensions/explusions, in-school suspensions, bus suspenions and everything districts need to know about the required manifestation determination before students with disabilities can be disciplined as non-disabled students. Administrators will learn how important collaboration between general and special education can be as they travel this difficult process to protect the leanring environment of their schools.

    91. LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) - Day 3 - Lonedell R-XIV INVITATION ONLY

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 Lonedell R-XIV (Lonedell, MO) [map]

    Audience: Elementary Teachers, Reading Teachers, Title I Reading Teachers, Reading Specialists

    Dates: 2/14/2020

    There are four dates for this workshop; you must register for EACH DATE separately. Participants are required to attend all four sessions. We will address each of the four LETRS units respectively.
  • September 23, 2019 - The Challenge of Learning to Read
  • October 25, 2019 - The Speech Sounds of English
  • February 14, 2020 - Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling
  • March 13, 2020 - Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) 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 no matter the curriculum or program used. Instruction is a mixture of face-to-face learning through structured models and online videos of effective classroom instruction.

    FEES ARE COMMUNICATED BY AGREEMENT WITH EACH PARTICIPATING SCHOOL.
  • 92. Missouri Equity Lab

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 Summersville Elementary (Summersville, MO) [map]

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

    Dates: 2/14/2020

    New
    Educational equity means students have access to excellent teachers and receive the same high-quality education regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, language, disability, family background and/or income.

    The Equity Lab is an important learning opportunity for district/school teams to think about where inequity exists in their school system and to develop strategies for addressing these areas of inequity.

    As implementation of ESSA begins, every district and school will need to know this information in order to be in compliance with the federal law. Make plans today to attend an Equity Lab in your region by contacting your location RPDC or regional service center.

    93. SW CoVE

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building Room 204 (Springfield, MO) [map]

    Dates: 2/14/2020

    The Community of Vision Educators (CoVE) Seminars are designed for vision educators who serve students who are blind and visually impaired. Seminars are held monthly to provide professional development or technical assistance to professionals serving students who are blind or visually impaired. This year's focus will be exploring the resources and organizations available to our students with various guest speakers. Speakers include APH, Lighthouse for the Blind, Vocational Rehabilitation, and WIOA. This Seminar is ACVREP RPPLE approved. Eligible Participants can earn up to 2. ACVREP points.

    94. Universal Design for Learning

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 2/18/2020

    New
    This workshop will assist administrators and teachers to improve the outcomes of all students through an approach to teaching and learning which emphasizes research based instructional practices using whole classroom methods while personalizing each student's instruction. Universal Design for Learning provides flexibility in the ways information is presented, in the ways students respond or demonstrate knowledge and skills, and in the ways students are engaged. Participants will learn strategies to reduce barriers in instruction, provide appropriate accommodations and supports to address challenges, and maintain high achievement expectations for all students. Parking and lunch is included in registration.

    95. Early Warning Signs

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

    Audience: General ED & SPED Leadership Teams, and Principals

    Dates: 2/18/2020

    The Early Warning Signs is a systemic process that involves the use of proven, evidence-based practices that keep students in school, The screener utilizes data analysis to identify students at risk. It assists in raising student achievement, enhancing student engagement, strengthening attendance, increasing graduation rates and improving post-school outcomes. During this training, participants will become familiar with how, when, and why to use this screener.

    Registration and Morning Refreshments begin a 8:30 am with the presentation starting at 9 am.

    96. Present day bullying and the influence of Social Media

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

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

    Dates: 2/18/2020

    Are you Concerned About The Impact Social Media is Having on our Students?

    In order to understand how technology is changing the lives of students in our classrooms, we need to know more about how social media impacts them. Today1s session will explore some popular social media applications and how students may be using them. We will explore and discuss the connections they are making as digital natives while considering best ways to inform parents. Participants will also shift focus to explore how bullying has changed in response to technological advances.

    Using current research we'll examine connections between smartphones, social media applications, and the occurrences of bullying among students. Discussion and will surround claims that students' communication skills have changed. The ability to text and post on social media is impacting person to person discussion and deep conversations. Students are surrounded by the internet, social media, and other digital innovations. This professional development day will encompass sites that we need to be cautious about and monitor as well as how technology has altered how bullying has evolved over the last few years.

    97. Reaching and Teaching Students with Characteristics of Dyslexia - Level IV

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Dates: 2/18/2020

    Participants must complete Level I, II & III prior to attending Level IV training.

    What can you do to address the needs of at-risk readers/writers? This training will provide a closer look into understanding, reaching and teaching students with reading difficulties that might be signs of dyslexia. Understanding processing needs of these learners will ensure deeper multi-sensory instruction and how changing the teaching approach can change the brain. Active participation will be expected as participants practice instructional strategies for evidence based effective reading/writing lessons. Participants will leave with instructional strategies to put into place immediately.

    This session will include the following topics:
  • Comprehension
  • Writing
  • Metacognition

    If you attend a workshop for which you have not registered, a late fee will apply.

    Lunch will be provided. Please notify us of any dietary restrictions at least seven (7) days in advance.
  • 98. SE Teacher Academy Graduates - Meeting 3

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 2/18/2020

    This meeting is for teachers with a Teacher Academy Graduates agreement with the Southeast RPDC. The Southeast Teacher Academy Graduates program allows participants to continue to deepen knowledge gained from the Teacher Academy program. It is a natural progression to building lead teachers for your school district. Attendees continue to acquire research based best practices aligned to the Missouri Learning Standards and Missouri State Teacher Standards. Building the Artisan Teacher will be the focus for the 2019-2020 school year.

    99. Survivor BTAP- Emerging Level I WEST PLAINS - Day 2

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: First and second year K-12 educators

    Dates: 2/18/2020

    The registration fee of $275 is for the series of three dates. Please register for EACH workshop separately:
  • September 24, 2019 - Day 1
  • February 18, 2020- Day 2
  • March 6, 2020- Day 3

    Over 40 percent of new teachers leave the profession within the first five years. Most of the research shows a perceived lack of support and absence of job-related professional learning as the root cause. Teachers often feel alone and isolated - fearful of asking for help. All new teachers are required to participate in a beginning teacher assistance program during their first two years of teaching.

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

    South Central RPDC - Survivor Series creates an opportunity for growth with other beginning teachers.

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

    This year, we are excited to add a mentor component to our well-designed beginning teacher training. Mentors may join their mentee at any Survivor session for $20. Mentors must attend a one-day Mentor Training on September 27, 2019, as a required pre-requisite to attending Survivor sessions. Registration for Mentor Training can be found here: Mentor Training.

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

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

    Participants must complete all three dates in the series.
  • 100. February Compliance Connection: North St.Francois County

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 2/18/2020

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

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

    101. Southwest Regional Science Collaborative Cohort - Day 3 Only

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Audience: Science Teachers

    Dates: 2/19/2020

    Join the Southwest Regional Science Collaborative Cohort! Discuss topics that matter to you. This is where Science teachers learn from each other. This is teacher-led PD with lesson/lab sharing, curriculum development, and instructional strategy/method sharing. Special speakers/guests may also attend occasionally as available. Additionally, DESE assessment and content updates/news will be provided as available. This will be an on-going group.

    Breakfast will be served with lunch on your own.