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1. MLDS Emerging Level - Year 1 - Coaching and Feedback Lab #1

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 11/22/2019

Starting Today
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

2. MO SW-PBS Tier 3 Advanced - Session 2

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 11/22/2019

Starting Today
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

3. Reaching and Teaching Students with Characteristics of Dyslexia - Level III

Program: RPDC - South Central

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

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

Dates: 11/22/2019

Starting Today
This workshop is being offered on five dates. You do not need to attend each date.
  • June 6, 2019
  • September 30, 2019
  • November 22, 2019
  • December 17, 2019
  • February 20, 2020

    Level III: 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:
  • Vocabulary
  • Morphology/Etymology
  • Fluency
  • Spelling/Writing
  • Language Structures
  • Comprehension

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

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

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

  • 4. Southwest EL Teacher Collaboration

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 11/22/2019

    Starting Today
    Join your peers for an afternoon of collaboration. Bring your problems and leave with solutions from your colleagues!

    5. Working with Students with Autism in the Schools - Rolla

    Program: Project ACCESS

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

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

    Dates: 11/25/2019 to 1/7/2020

    Starting Soon

    Hosted in conjunction with the South Central RPDC,this four-day training is split into two separate two-day presentations. This allows participants to practice specific ways to analyze and alter environment, develop effective programs, adjust curriculum through IEP writing and analyze behavior data to determine appropriate interventions. Working in collaborative teams is strongly encouraged.

    Topics to be covered include:

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

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

    Please note: Completing the Introduction to Education of Students with Autism at least one week prior to this training is a prerequisite. The "Intro" is free and online and participants can sign up by following this link. The online workshop takes most people about 1-2 days to complete and there are graded items which may take up to a week to be scored and corrected, so plan accordingly. Registration is at 8:00am the first and third days. Training begins at 8:30 all 4 days. Lunch will be on your own. Please make fees payable to Project ACCESS/Missouri State University, 901 South National Avenue, Springfield, MO 65897 (fax: 417-836-6393)

    6. Non-Violent Crisis Prevention & Intervention (CPI)

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

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

    Dates: 11/25/2019

    Starting Soon
    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

    7. Women in Education Leadership Roles

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

    Audience: K-12 Women Educators & Leaders

    Dates: 11/26/2019 to 2/19/2020

    Starting Soon
    Despite all the gains women have made, they are still underrepresented as a whole in educational leadership positions.

    This workshop is for women educators who are interested in moving into leadership roles in education. Whether it be department chair, principal, director, or superintendent of schools. Come and network with aspiring leaders and current leaders in education in this area who just happen to be some really awesome chicks!

    8. DESE Mathematics Item Writing Project - Year 2

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: All math grade levels.

    Dates: 12/2/2019

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

    REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT WILL CLOSE ON NOVEMBER 25, 2019.

    9. LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) - Day 2 - 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: 12/2/2019

    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.
  • 10. MO SW-PBS Tier 2 - Social Skills Intervention Group (SSIG) Session 2

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

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

    Dates: 12/2/2019

    Missouri Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support (MO SWPBS) will host a two day training workshop for teams interested in learning how to implement a Tier 2, group-oriented social, emotional, and behavioral skills instructional group. Key aspects of the training sessions include identification of appropriate candidates for a social skills intervention, assessment of skill deficits, curriculum and program design, how to effectively teach a social skills lesson, and techniques for monitoring student progress during the intervention. In addition, several strategies for promoting generalization and maintenance also will be provided. Outcomes: By the end of these sessions, participants will be able to implement a Social Skills Intervention Groups. Session 2: -Determining how students data will be collected, graphed and progress monitored to make decisions for students who participate in a SSIG. -Create a process for fading intervention supports. -Determine criteria for exiting the intervention. -Deliver implementation training according to audience needs (i.e., full staff, participating teachers, students, and families.

    11. VIRTUAL - Identifying Other Health Impairments: Meeting Compliance Requirements Through Quality Decisions

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Virtual Meeting (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 12/2/2019

    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.

    12. LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) - Day 2 - North Wood R-4 INVITATION ONLY

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 North Wood R-IV (Salem, MO)

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

    Dates: 12/3/2019

    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.
  • August 13, 2019 - The Challenge of Learning to Read
  • December 3, 2019 - The Speech Sounds of English
  • January 10, 2020 - Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling
  • April 3, 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.
  • 13. Next Level Coaching! MLDS: Developing Year 1

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: School leaders in years 3+ of experience

    Dates: 12/3/2019

    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 Coaching Lab 1 focuses on Next Level Coaching. Participants will:

    •Review and Practice 30 Second Feedback and Craft Conversations

    •Learn and practice Next Level Coaching; a technique for helping teachers achieve their potential

    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.

    14. SW Region MLDS Developing 1 Leadership Series: Session 3 December 3rd, 2019

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Audience: Principals, Assistant Principals, District Administrators

    Dates: 12/3/2019

    MLDS Developing Leader Series: Session 3 will be held on December 3rd (Tuesday) at Park Central Office Building, Downtown Springfield, Room 112.

    Learning experiences will include: Helping Teachers Achieve Their Potential-Next Level Coaching, and Time Management, Establishing and Implementing First Responders-Refocusing your time on Instruction!

    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!

    15. Missouri Post-Secondary Success - Self Regulation

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

    Audience: Any General Ed & SPED Teachers and Administrators

    Dates: 12/3/2019

    Do your students have difficulty turning in homework, getting to school on time, focusing on academics during class, studying for tests, completing all aspect of projects, or managing their emotions? Self-Regulation instruction can help. Through self-regulation teachers learning specific strategies to help their students learn how to develop, monitor, review and reflect on plans to accomplish specific tasks. Come enjoy this FREE professional development for Elementary, Middle, and High School Staff.

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

    16. 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: 12/3/2019 to 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

    17. Setting Up A Positive Classroom Environment

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

    Dates: 12/3/2019

    This workshop will focus on research-based practices that increase the likelihood of appropriate behavior, decrease inappropriate behavior, and increase academic instructional time for all students through setting up a positive classroom environment. Participants will discuss setting up clear classroom expectations and rules, creating procedures and routines, active supervision skills, and more! This training references the MO SW-PBS Classroom Effective Practices and is designed for classroom teachers. Outcomes: By the end of this session participants will be able to:
    • Explain to others the power of positive and proactive strategies in establishing an effective classroom learning environment.
    • Clarify expectations & procedures for their classroom.
    • Understand and be able to demonstrate methods to encourage expected behavior.
    • Understand and be able to demonstrate methods to discourage inappropriate behavior.
    • Demonstrate active supervision of the classroom.

    18. *Science and the Missouri Learning Standards

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Dates: 12/4/2019

    DATE: Wednesday, December 4, 2019

    TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

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

    COST: $40 - Morning refreshments and lunch included

    Kristen McKinney, DESE Science Director, will be presenting this workshop on the Missouri Learning Standards as they pertain to science curriculum.

    Participants will-

    (1) unpack grade-appropriate three-dimensional expectations, creating assessment targets that correspond with formative and summative needs;

    (2) evaluate phenomenon- or problem-based scenarios that can drive student thinking;

    (3) evaluate a task, grounded in phenomena and problems, designed to meet the unpacked assessment targets, and

    (4) build capacity for three-dimensional assessment development and literacy.

    19. Discipline of Students with Disabilities: What Do I Need to know?

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Missouri State University - Springfield (Springfield, MO) [map]

    Dates: 12/4/2019

    Heidi Atkins Lieberman will identify and explain all the legal requirements involved in disciplining students with disabilities during this workshop. The workshop will include practice scenarios and group discussion.

    The registration fee is nonrefundable due to the cost of offering the workshop. The workshop will be held at the Meyer Alumni Center in the Hospitality Room located at 300 S. Jefferson. Registration will begin at 8:45 AM. There will be coffee and water provided. The workshop will be from 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM. Parking will be in the parking garage adjacent to the Alumni Center and accessed off of McDaniel Street.

    20. PLC Cohort Training - RTI

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Administrators and Leadership Team

    Dates: 12/4/2019

    This series of four training's will provide opportunities to deepen your collaborative team practices. We will begin with two days on Tier 1 instruction in the classroom followed by one day on Tier 2 and one day on Tier 3 including strategies for enrichment.

    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.

    21. Boosting Achievement with Carol Salva

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Holiday Inn North, 2720 N Glenstone Ave, Springfield (Springfied, MO) [map]

    Dates: 12/5/2019

    Carol Salva is a Seidlitz Education consultant and co-author of Boosting Achievement, Reaching Students with Interrupted or Minimal Education. Come join us for a day focused on literacy strategies that can be implemented by anyone who works with English learners. Breakfast, lunch, and a copy of Carol's book are included.

    22. Missouri Connections & the Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP) CIS360 - Hollister

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: OTC Table Rock (Hollister, MO) [map]

    Dates: 12/5/2019

    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. Session will be demonstration and hands-on training exploring the CIS360 online program.

    23. Activity Based Programming for Students with Severe Differences, Including a Visual Impairment

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: To Be Announced (To Be Announced, MO)

    Dates: 12/5/2019

    "This workshop is intended for parents, teachers, therapists, paraprofessionals and administrators who are involved with the educational program of a student with severe and multiple disabilities. It will focus on a collaborative approach to service delivery for students with severe disabilities, including communication deficits and visual impairments. Participants will learn about the transdisciplinary team approach and how it differs from a pull out approach. They will learn to embed IEP objectives and provide service delivery within a schedule of age appropriate functional activities. This approach supports consistency of instruction, generalization of skills to a variety of settings and activities, and provides the students with plenty of repetition to practice skills. Participants will receive 5 CEU's from ACVREP."

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

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

    Dates: 12/5/2019 to 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.

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

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

    Dates: 12/5/2019 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.

    26. Preschool Academy Year 1, Day 3

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Dates: 12/5/2019

    There are four dates for this workshop; you must register for EACH DATE separately.
  • September 16, 2019
  • October 28, 2019
  • December 5, 2019
  • February 25, 2020

    This 4-day academy will provide preschool teachers the opportunity to learn creative and interactive strategies in early literacy and math. Each session will prepare you on how to create unforgettable learning experiences that your children will be engaged in and excited about! Below is just a tidbit of what our days will look like:
  • Day 1: Oral Language Connection to Early Literacy
    Oral language is the heart of literacy instruction. We'll focus on speaking, listening, & conversational skills. We'll look at vocabulary strategies and ways to make purposeful talk in the classroom. A big chunk of our day will be on phonological awareness and how it connects everything together.
  • Day 2: Early Reading Skills
    Our day will be splashed with skills that we can give our young learners as they become readers. Rhyming, finger plays, poems, letter recognition, comprehension, sound discrimination, & environmental print is just a sampling of our day.
  • Day 3: The WRITE Stuff for Early Learners
    What does writing look like at the pre-k level? We know that when young children see themselves as real-live authors it connects them to books in a profound way. This session presents strategies and activities to initiate writing activities.
  • Day 4: Math That Matters
    There are many opportunities for our young children to learn math skills! This session will be packed with hands-on learning as we help our early learners develop good number sense!

    Participants are expected to attend all 4 days.
    This training is approved through Missouri Workshop Calendar so you'll earn clock hours.


    Registration fee: $300 for all four dates.

    Lunch will be provided. Please notify us in advance of any restrictions.
  • 27. Understanding Emotional Poverty in all demographics

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

    Dates: 12/5/2019

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

    28. Missouri Connections Site/Staff Administrator Training

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: OTC Table Rock (Hollister, MO) [map]

    Dates: 12/5/2019

    Site Administrators and Staff Account holders are essential to the effective use of Missouri Connections. Administrative tools enable you to manage student portfolios, access login information, reset passwords, create groups and generate reports/maintain data on assessments results, career plans, resume creation, occupational and educational sorts. Site administrators have access to customize the course planner, create/assign checklists and edit graduation requirements in the Personal Learning Plan.

    29. Building Effective Teacher/Paraprofessional Teams Training - Springfield

    Program: Project ACCESS

    Location: Levy-Wolf Building 2nd Floor (Missouri State University) (Springfield, MO) [map]

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

    Dates: 12/6/2019

    This workshop will assist staff working with students on the spectrum to become familiar with effective practices. Participants will learn how to work together for the benefit of the students. Accommodations and modifications will be defined and the responsibilities and duties for both paraprofessionals and the case managers will be identified. Tips for dealing with behavior issues will specifically be addressed. Examples of evidence based practices will be reviewed and participants will be given the opportunity to gain clarification in a Q & A period. Although each educator should register separately, the fee is only $99 per team for this training.

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

    30. Missouri Connections & the Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP) - CIS360 Neosho

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Crowder College - Neosho (Neosho, MO) [map]

    Dates: 12/6/2019

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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. Session will be demonstration and hands-on training exploring the CIS360 online program.

    31. Biomedical Engineering-No Bones About It - a STEM 2-Day Workshop Series

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Audience: Middle School (grades 6-8) Teachers

    Dates: 12/6/2019 to 4/27/2020

    DATES: Fri, Dec 6, '19 & Mon, Apr 27, '20
    TIME: 9:00am-4:00pm
    LOCATION: Truman State Univ VH 1320
    COST: Free-Lunch on your own

    Districts are invited to send 1-3 teachers with space limited to 24, and participants must commit to attending both workshops.

    Given the great need for STEM (science, tech, engineering, & math) PD in the NE MO region, Truman State Univ secured funds to offer STEM workshops. Toward this end, middle school teachers (grades 6-8) who teach about the musculoskeletal system, or who would like to offer a STEM unit focused on this system, are invited to attend this hands-on workshop. This workshop will provide all the skills necessary to implement an innovative, hands-on, inquiry-based science curriculum unit in the classroom.

    Boston Museum of Science "Engineering is Elementary" unit--No Bones About It: Designing Knee Braces--will be used to teach bioengineering & musculoskeletal concepts (www.eie.org) where students work as biomedical engineers to study the structure & function of the knee joint to design a knee brace to restore normal function to an injured knee. The unit unpacks MS LSI-3, MS ETS 1-1 through 1-4 of the Next Generation Science Standards (MO Learning Standards GLEs: 6-8 ETS1.A1, B1, B2, & B3), & integrates soc stud, ELA, math, engineering, & physics.

    Fall: participants will receive the content knowledge, skills, & training necessary to implement this engineering unit in their classroom, and receive a free kit with the supplies necessary to implement this unit in their classroom ($415 value).

    Spring: participants will discuss implementation of the unit, share implementation & troubleshooting strategies, will learn about biomedical engineering careers, interact with an expert in the field, & visit Truman's biomechanics lab, as well as receive a free refill kit ($260 value).

    Registration deadline is Wed, Dec 4!

    32. South Central Teacher Academy 2019-2020 - Day 3

    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: 12/6/2019

    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.
  • 33. Understanding and Using the Early Childhood Outcomes (ECO) in ECSE Programs

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

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

    Dates: 12/6/2019

    This session will provide participants with an understanding of the basics of the ECO process so that we are accurately measuring the performance of preschoolers with disabilities. We will focus on using the ECO areas in IEP development, collecting information, determining a rating, and the procedures for accurate reporting.

    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.

    34. Mo Connections Site Administrator/Staff Account Training

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Crowder College - Neosho (Neosho, MO) [map]

    Dates: 12/6/2019

    Site Administrators and Staff Account holders are essential to the effective use of Missouri Connections. Administrative tools enable you to manage student portfolios, access login information, reset passwords, create groups and generate reports/maintain data on assessments results, career plans, resume creation, occupational and educational sorts. Site administrators have access to customize the course planner, create/assign checklists and edit graduation requirements in the Personal Learning Plan.

    35. Academically Able Students with Autism - Springfield

    Program: Project ACCESS

    Location: Levy-Wolf Building 2nd Floor (Missouri State University) (Springfield, MO) [map]

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

    Dates: 12/9/2019

    Academically Able students with Autism Spectrum Disorder are often misunderstood and overlooked. While not as challenged in some ways as students with more classic ASD, this population has its own challenges. The Academically Able workshop is intended to meet the needs of both special and regular educators who serve these students. Social competency, academic accommodations, and transition issues are covered. These students are sometimes described as having mild ASD, but their challenges and their implication for future success are anything but mild. It is important to address the needs of these students in order to assist them in meeting their full potential.

    . Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. with the training from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Lunch is on your own. Please make checks payable to Project ACCESS/Missouri State University, 901 South National Avenue, Springfield, MO 65897 (fax: 417-836-6393)

    36. DESE Part 2: Item Writing Project for Mathematics

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

    Location: 1 SEMO University Center - Ballroom (Cape Girardeau, MO)

    Dates: 12/9/2019

    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. Lunch will be provided. 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.

    37. VIRTUAL - Integrated Curriculum Design, Part 2

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Virtual Meeting (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 12/9/2019

    Maintaining accountability to standards and the teaching of essential soft skills while designing cross-disciplinary learning experiences that enhance student learning is the focus of today's workshop. Please have a device to access GLEs in different disciplines.

    38. VIRTUAL - Boys in Crisis & Challenging Girls Part 2

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Virtual Meeting (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 12/9/2019

    We know that boys & girls are different at the organic level, but also that how they learn includes many differences, from the day they are born. Cutting-edge research has begun to help us better understand the learning styles of both males and females and classroom implications for teaching. We now have the science to prove our intuition that tells us that boys and girls do indeed learn differently. The task before us is to more deeply understand the gendered brains of our children so we may help each child learn from within his or her own mind. Boys in Crisis & Challenging Girls is a two-part, virtual journey into the minds of boys & girls. We will explore the differences in how they think, learn, and respond. Virtual participants will learn, engage, and reflect on these differences and the classroom implications to enhance their teaching strategies and professional toolkits. Part One- We begin looking at the brain differences & learning differences and the effects on boys. Part Two- We continue the journey of looking at brain differences & learning differences and the effects on girls.

    39. *Accommodations and Modifications

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Dates: 12/10/2019

    DATE: Tuesday, December 10, 2019

    TIME: 9:00am-12:00pm

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

    COST: Free

    This workshop 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.

    If there are not 8 registered participants by December 3, this workshop will be cancelled.

    This workshop supports Missouri Teacher Standards 1.1, 1.3, & 3.3.

    40. *Ambitious Teaching: Taking Action to Ensure Student Achievement - Session IV

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Dates: 12/10/2019

    Session IV: Mathematical Representations & Eliciting and Using Evidence of Student Thinking

    DATE: Tuesday, December 10, 2019

    TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

    LOCATION: Truman State Univ Student Union Building Meeting Room 3202

    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.

    Mathematical Representations include ways to share or envision mathematical ideas. According to NCTM, "Effective teaching of mathematics engages students in making connections among mathematical representations to deepen understanding of mathematics concepts and procedures and as tools for problem solving." This will be our main topic for exploration in this session.

    Formative assessment has received a lot of attention the last few years, but not everyone knows how to use it. What makes a good formative assessment item? What makes formative assessment worth using? How do we use the information? We will answer those questions and more as we discuss Eliciting and Using Evidence of Student Thinking. John SanGiovanni has provided some excellent examples which will be used and discussed during this session.

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

    41. MO SW-PBS Tier 2 Interventions Check-In, Check-Out (2 of 2 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: 12/10/2019

    Check-In, Check-Out; Session 2 Outcomes Interpret student response to CICO intervention and make decisions based on data Deliver implementation training according to audience needs (i.e., full staff, participating teachers, students, and families) Develop on-going system to monitor CICO implementation fidelity

    42. SW-PBS Emerging Team Training - Meeting 4

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 12/10/2019

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

    Please sign up for each meeting date separately.

    Meeting Dates include:
    June 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

    43. SW-PBS Tier 3 Foundational Practices - Day 3

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Dates: 12/10/2019

    There are four dates for this workshop. You will need to register for EACH workshop separately.
  • Monday, September 23, 2019 - Day 1
  • **CANCELLED**Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - Day 2
  • Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - Day 3
  • Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - Day 4

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

    Session 1:
  • Purposes of a Tier 3 team
  • Establishing data decision rules for student identification

    Session 2:
  • Conducting a Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA)

    Session 3:
  • Using FBA data to develop and implement a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP)

    Session 4:
  • Monitoring and evaluating student progress

    Presenter: Jeanie Carey and Rebecca Roberts

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

  • 44. *VIRTUAL* Workshop: Developing Standards Based IEPs linked to Missouri Learning Standards

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 12/10/2019

    Please join us virtually via Zoom first our first VIRTUAL offering. Developing Standards Based IEPs linked training takes the participant through the steps involved in "developing a process of planning that improves the development of the IEP and helps the IEP team participants see the importance of connecting instructional goals to the general curriculum and grade-level standards."

    This VIRTUAL offering will be a 2-hour overview.

    The Zoom link will be sent out prior to the training on December 10, 2019 and is at no cost to your district for a Zoom account of the training.

    Please help us implement this new delivery of Professional Development.

    45. Progress Monitoring and Data Collection

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 12/11/2019

    A key way to see the impact of instruction is through monitoring student progress and collecting data. During this session, the "what" and "how" of collecting data for goals/objectives will be discussed and practiced. Participants will use a multi-step process to write measurable goals, use a variety of data collection tools and schedules to evaluate the data collected. Registration and breakfast will be from 8:30 until 9:00. Training will begin promptly at 9:00. Lunch will be "on your own" from 11:30 to 12:30. An afternoon snack will be provided. Cancellations must be submitted 10 days before the training.

    46. *Developing Quality IEPs - Palmyra Location

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Palmyra, MO (Palmyra, MO)

    Dates: 12/11/2019

    DATE: Wednesday, December 11, 2019

    TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

    LOCATION: Northeast MO Electric Power Co-op Building (3705 Business 61, Palmyra)

    COST: $30 - Lunch is on your own

    This workshop is designed for teachers who are relatively new to Special Education. It will take participants from the process of preparing the parent/guardian for an IEP to creating a compliant IEP that is designed to meet the individual needs of a special education student. This workshop utilizes the Missouri state model IEP forms.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Participants are asked to please bring a copy of an IEP to get the most from this workshop.

    This workshop is recommended for all educators (general ed, special ed, administrators) who teach students with disabilities in inclusive classrooms.

    This workshop must have at least 8 enrolled by December 5 or it will be cancelled.

    This workshop supports Missouri Teacher Standard #1: Content Knowledge and Perspectives Aligned with Appropriate Instruction; and Standard #2: Teaching and Learning.

    47. Classroom Management: Setting Up a Positive Classroom Environment

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: All classroom teachers

    Dates: 12/11/2019

    This workshop will focus on research-based practices that increase the likelihood of appropriate behavior, decrease inappropriate behavior, and increase academic instructional time for all students through setting up a positive classroom environment.

    By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  • Discuss setting up clear classroom expectations and rules.
  • Create procedures and routines.
  • Implement active supervision skills.
  • This workshop supports Missouri Teacher Standards: 2.1,5.3,6.2

    This workshop is repeated from July 11, 2019. If you attend the first date, you do not need to attend this one.

    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.
  • 48. Hook Center Assembly 2019: "The Heavy Lift: What Systemic, Continuous Improvement Means for Missouri Schools"

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

    Location: Courtyard by Marriott, Columbia MO (Columbia, MO)

    Audience: School/District Leadership (Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Department Heads, Principals, etc.), Leadership Teams, Board Members, Strategic Planners

    Dates: 12/11/2019 to 12/12/2019

    The Sixth Hook Center Assembly on Continuous Quality Improvement will be December 11-12, 2019, at the Courtyard Marriott in Columbia. This is the only event focused on bringing continuous quality improvement through improvement science to educators in Missouri. Example topics: MSIP 6 Continuous Improvement Standards and Indicators, Starting Continuous Improvement Efforts in Districts, School Districts and the College of Education Working Together to Improve Teacher and Leader Preparation and Continuing Support for Missouri's Children, Embedding Continuous Improvement in Classroom Instruction, Shared Success Stories, Developing a Districtwide Improvement Mindset, Getting Better at Getting Better, and Measuring What Matters


    • December 11, 2019 Registration begins at 9:00 am with beverages; Sessions begin promptly at 10:00 am and run to 4:30 pm with lunch provided.


    • December 12, 2019 Continental Breakfast from 8:00 am to 9:00 am; Sessions begin promptly at 9:00 am and will end at noon.


    • Registration fees will be $80.00/participant.

    49. MAP-A Standard-Based IEPs with Essential Elements

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

    Audience: New & Exper. Examiners, Para Examiners, Process Coord & Admin. who have previously trained on required Modules

    Dates: 12/11/2019

    This training offers participants the opportunity to understand the 8 major components of the Standard-Based IEP process for students who take the MAP-A. Participants will develop an awareness of the process required to construct a present level using the Essential Elements from the Claims and Conceptual Areas of the MAP-A. Participants will practice how to write SMART Standard-Based IEP goals and how to develop an IEP using Essential Elements.

    Please bring:
    -- A copy of the Essential Elements or a device to access the internet.
    -- A copy of a Student IEP

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

    50. Self-Regulation

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

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

    Dates: 12/11/2019

    Self-Regulation is one of the competencies aligned to help your students become college and career ready. While the competencies were originally designed to address those "soft" skill needs of our secondary students, it quickly became apparent that students at ALL levels are in need and would benefit from this instruction. Self-Regulation focuses on teaching students to create a plan, monitor the plan, make changes to the plan and reflect on outcomes. This is important in all aspects of life including academic progress, personal growth and career success. In this training we will explore ways to embed the competency in your daily lessons and to identify how students demonstrate progressive intrapersonal skills at each grade cluster.

    51. Transition Assessment

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: All teachers and transition coordinators who work to create transition plans with students transitioning from high school into the adult world of postsecondary education, work, and leisure.

    Dates: 12/11/2019

    New
    This workshop will highlight the DESE Transition Assessment Framework. Participants will learn the Six Phases of Transition Assessment.
    This includes:
    1.Guiding Questions- these are the questions you will ask yourself about what you already know about the student and what you still need to learn.
    2.Assessment Plan-developing a plan that takes into consideration the critical response characteristics and needs of the student.
    3.Assessment Selection in this phase, you will focus on the skills you need to assess and the methods/strategies for assessing these skills.
    4.Using Data-relates to how you and the students will actually use the data and communicate with family and others.
    5.Measurable Post-Secondary Goals are based on transition assessments. They help students define/refine career and life goals.
    6.Annual Goal-what skills and knowledge does the student need to meet their goals as identified by state standards and help the student progress toward achievement of their postsecondary goals?

    52. Attention School Leaders: Help and Support for the Most Challenging Students! New Date! Dec. 12th!

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Audience: Principals, Assistant Principals, School Leaders

    Dates: 12/12/2019

    Are you and your team needing ideas and supports for intense student behaviors? Join us on December 12 (Thursday) and create a plan of action to recognize and reduce disruptive behaviors that occur with students. Walk away with strategies, plans, and resources to support you as a leader and your team so that learning is the top priority.

    Time: 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

    Location: Park Central Office Building, Springfield, Room 209

    Cost: $125.00 which includes lunch and parking

    53. *Developing Quality IEPs

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Dates: 12/12/2019

    DATE: Thursday, December 12, 2019

    TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

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

    COST: $60 - Morning refreshments and lunch included

    This workshop is designed for teachers who are relatively new to Special Education. It will take participants from the process of preparing the parent/guardian for an IEP to creating a compliant IEP that is designed to meet the individual needs of a special education student. This workshop utilizes the Missouri state model IEP forms.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Participants are asked to please bring a copy of an IEP to get the most from this workshop.

    This workshop is recommended for all educators (general ed, special ed, administrators) who teach students with disabilities in inclusive classrooms.

    This workshop must have at least 8 enrolled by December 6 or it will be cancelled.

    This workshop supports Missouri Teacher Standard #1: Content Knowledge and Perspectives Aligned with Appropriate Instruction; and Standard #2: Teaching and Learning.

    54. 9-12 ELA Network

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: 9-12 ELA Teachers

    Dates: 12/12/2019 to 3/2/2020

    This network for teachers of English I & II will focus on instructional strategies and integration techniques to enhance student writing practice and literacy skills to meet state expectations. Opportunities for discussion on best practices, current ELA trends, and hands on practice will be provided. Come learn and discuss with colleagues as we delve into effective approaches for building literacy skills for your 9th through 12th grade students.

    In addition, DESE ELA updates will also be shared.

    Lunch will be provided.

    55. Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP) & Missouri Connections

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

    Audience: MS & HS Counselors, Career Educators, Transition Educators, and Administrators

    Dates: 12/12/2019

    Closed
    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. 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.

    Participants should bring a laptop without a firewall or a similar device. Chrome books do not work well with our WiFi.

    56. MO SW-PBS Tier 1 Emerging Advanced Phase (3 of 6 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: 12/12/2019

    Session 3
    • Describe the ABC’s and function of behavior.
    • Identify the specific behaviors of the 7 phases of the Acting Out cycle.
    • Identify environmental supports that can be provided to intervene early in the acting out cycle.
    • Use effective action planning to guide and monitor development and implementation tasks.

    57. PLC Cohort Training - RTI

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Administrators and Leadership Team

    Dates: 12/12/2019

    This series of four training's will provide opportunities to deepen your collaborative team practices. We will begin with two days on Tier 1 instruction in the classroom followed by one day on Tier 2 and one day on Tier 3 including strategies for enrichment.

    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.

    58. SW-PBS Emerging Advanced Team Training - Meeting 2

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 12/12/2019

    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

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

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

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

    Dates: 12/12/2019

    There are three dates for this workshop; you must register for EACH DATE separately.
  • September 20, 2019 - Day 1
  • October 28, 2019 - Day 2
  • December 12, 2019 - Day 3

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

    Two (2) Sessions for Tier 3 Systems and Advanced Practices - T3A 1 and T3A 2: The purpose of these sessions is to assist school teams that are already experienced in FBA-BIP to further develop a team-based approach to intensive, individualized behavior support. Focus will be on-going guided practice with the FBA-BIP process and a deeper understanding of using effective strategies when developing the behavior plan. Teams will have the opportunity to participate in case-study examples. There will also be an in-depth study of data collection and metric selection, exploration of research, managing and organizing student file information, and analyzing systems and practices for data management and decision making.

    Two (2) Sessions for Tier 3 Advanced Communities of Practice - T3A Comm 1 and T3A Comm2: These sessions are designed for schools who have completed Tier 3 Systems and initial FBA/BIP training. Topics for these trainings will include monitoring fidelity of implementation, determining the extent to which stakeholders value interventions currently in place using social validity data, working to engage and support families of students receiving Tier 3 interventions, evaluating outcomes, and impact of intervention on student achievement. Tier 3 teams will also have the opportunity to share information, resources, practices, and ideas with other teams.

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

    Presenter: Jeanie Carey

  • 60. Missouri Equity Lab (for districts not in attendance in 2018-2019)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Administrative Teams

    Dates: 12/12/2019

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

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

    61. LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) - Day 2 - Maries County R-I Vienna INVITATION ONLY

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 Maries County R-I (Vienna Elementary) (Vienna, MO) [map]

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

    Dates: 12/13/2019

    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 27, 2019 - The Challenge of Learning to Read
  • December 13, 2019 - The Speech Sounds of English
  • February 21, 2020 - Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling
  • April 24, 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.
  • 62. Progress Monitoring

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: General and Special Education teachers, administrators and process coordinators

    Dates: 12/13/2019

    In this session we will find a key way to see the impact of instruction through monitoring student progress and collecting data. During this session, the "what" and "how" of collecting data for goals/objectives will be discussed and practiced. Participants will use a multi-step process to write measurable goals, use a variety of data collection tools and schedules to evaluate data.

    63. STEM and More for Sprouts - approved for Missouri Workshop Calendar hours

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Audience: Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood or Early Learning Teachers

    Dates: 12/13/2019

    What does STEM look and sound like in a preschool classroom? What are the ISTE Standards for students and how do these standards align with the Missouri Early Learning Standards?

    Come spend the day with us at "Stem and More for Sprouts" and learn how to incorporate these standards in your preschool classroom. This interactive workshop is designed to provide practical suggestions for creating engaging, developmentally appropriate learning communities in which each child's curiosity and confidence in their own ability to work through problems is fostered.

    We will be engaging in hands-on lessons, creating and problem solving. Teachers will enhance their technology usage by learning how to "code" the Bee-Bot Robot to go through the maze and down a road. Teachers will engage in a construction project based on The Three Little Pigs Extreme Home Makeover and use science skills to "Sink or Float" the Mayflower and more!

    Participants will take back hands-on lessons ready to use with students. There will be hand-outs which will include gross motor activities to keep your preschoolers focused and learning, while moving and having fun. There will be time provided for a make and take-it portion and most importantly an opportunity for everyone to share their valuable ideas. We learn best by doing, listening and sharing!

    This session is offered on December 13, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Park Central Office Building, Springfield, Room 112. Please register so that we may offer parking and lunch. Parking information will be sent to participants a day or two prior to the session.

    *This session has been approved for 5.5 clock hours for early learning teachers for Early Childhood and Youth Development/Missouri Workshop Calendar.

    64. 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: 12/13/2019

    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.

  • 65. Missouri Leadership Development System Developing Leaders I - Day 3

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Building Principals

    Dates: 12/13/2019

    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.
  • 66. 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: 12/16/2019

    '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.] Hot breakfast and parking are included in registration. Lunch is on your own.

    67. Quality Eligibility Determinations

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Special education evaluation staff

    Dates: 12/16/2019

    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, special education compliance consultants will provide a session on the practice of making quality eligibility determinations. The information shared will be appropriate for all who participate in the evaluation of students for special education services.

    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.

    68. Reaching and Teaching Students with Characteristics of Dyslexia - Level III

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

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

    Dates: 12/17/2019

    This workshop is being offered on five dates. You do not need to attend each date.
  • June 6, 2019
  • September 30, 2019
  • November 22, 2019
  • December 17, 2019
  • February 20, 2020

    Level III: 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:
  • Vocabulary
  • Morphology/Etymology
  • Fluency
  • Spelling/Writing
  • Language Structures
  • Comprehension

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

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

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

  • 69. Reaching and Teaching Students with Dyslexia -- Part II

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 12/17/2019

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

    70. SE Missouri Teacher Academy - Meeting 4

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 12/17/2019

    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

    71. 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: 12/18/2019

    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.

    72. 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: 12/18/2019

    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.

    73. Survivor BTAP- Emerging Level I WEST PLAINS - Day 2 **RESCHEDULED FROM 11/12/19**

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: First and second year K-12 educators

    Dates: 12/18/2019

    The registration fee of $275 is for the series of three dates. Please register for EACH workshop separately:
  • September 24, 2019 - Day 1
  • December 18, 2019 - Day 2
  • February 18, 2019 - 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.
  • 74. MO SW-PBS Tier 3 Systems/Foundations (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: 12/19/2019

    Tier 3 Foundations Session 4 Determine method to be used to monitor individual students progress in the BIP (permanent products, Daily Progress Report (DPR)/self-monitoring, observational data), as well as Implementation Data (Fidelity, Social Validity) Collect baseline data to determine approximate rate or level of behavior. o Use data for decision making Articulate your system for Professional Learning o Establish a system for updating staff o Create a professional development calendar o Describe the components of effective professional development and apply them to your system for providing professional development

    75. Teacher Academy 2019-2020: MO Statewide

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

    Dates: 12/19/2019 to 4/1/2020

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

    76. Missouri Equity Lab

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

    Dates: 1/3/2020

    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. 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. Participants of the Missouri Equity Lab will: understand the new requirements under ESSA for calculating and reporting Disproportionate Rates of Access to inexperienced, out-of-field and ineffective teachers; understand new requirements for reporting strategies to DESE on addressing disproportionate rates; have a greater understanding of data at the state and local level that indicate areas of inequity; explore multiple concepts related to the difference between an equal and an equitable education; and develop actionable next steps to begin ensuring that each student in their district/school have access to excellent educators.

    77. VIRTUAL - Addressing Will vs. Skill in Your RTI Process

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Virtual Meeting (Springfield, MO)

    Audience: teachers, counselors, administration

    Dates: 1/6/2020

    This two hour virtual session will explore how to determine if struggling students are lacking academic skills or if they are intentional non-learners. Discussion will include motivation, building relationships, using strategies such as check-in/check out or mentorships to assist students who's will interferes with learning.

    78. 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: 1/7/2020 to 1/8/2020

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

    79. 2019-2020 Leadership Academy - Region II, Heart of MO-RPDC - Regional Meetings

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

    Audience: Principals/Building Leadership/ District Leadership with 3 plus years of experience

    Dates: 1/8/2020 to 6/12/2020

    As a member of this year-long Academy, your learning will be focused on the improvement of leadership performance as articulated in Missouri's Leader Standards & Quality Indicators. The Leadership Academy emphasizes the importance of building capacity of instructional practices correlated to high academic achievement for students. Leadership Academy's year-long experience develops effective leaders who: Demonstrate their roles as lead learners; Develop & cultivate positive, productive, professional relationships; Develop skills to effectively develop teachers; and Create & sustain a culture of continuous improvement. MEETINGS: Kick off Meeting will be held June 10-12, 2019 at Hilton Garden inn in Columbia; Winter Meeting will be held January 8-10 , 2020 at Hilton Garden in Columbia; and Graduation will be held June 10-12, 2020 in Columbia. Four Regional meetings to be held in Regional Schools. Regional meeting dates will be determined at the kick-off meeting. There will be one regional meeting date in the month of September, November, February, and March. Registration fee of $600 per participant will be invoiced to your district by the University of MO's Heart of MO-Regional Professional Development Center (transportation and lodging are not included). Registration is required to attend.

    Leadership Academy is part of the Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) which cultivates effective schools. Promoting the success of each student by building leadership capabilities.

    Outdoor Leadership camp will be held at camp Lakewood in Potosi, MO October 3rd to the 5th. This is billed separately at $300 per participant.
    Several scholarships available - contact Gena McCluskey at 573-239-0540 if interested in scholarships.

    80. New Science State Assessment Expectation: Integrating Science and ELA

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5 Think Ahead Works (King City, MO)

    Audience: Grades 3-5 Teachers

    Dates: 1/8/2020

    The new Science MAP assessment requires the use of literacy skills. Join other Grade 3-5 educators to discover strategies integrating Science with the ELA expectations, using both the state Item Specifications and the new Science/ELA crosswalk documents. Participants will receive resources and hands-on lesson ideas that can be easily implemented in the classroom.

    Lunch included

    81. Leadership Academy Winter Meeting

    Program: DESE - Leadership Academy

    Location: Hilton Garden Inn (Columbia, MO) [map]

    Dates: 1/8/2020 to 1/10/2020

    Your learning will be focused on the improvement of leadership performance as articulated in Missouri's Leader Standards and Quality Indicators. The Leadership Academy emphasizes the importance of building capacity of instructional practices correlated to high academic achievement for students.

    82. Reaching and Teaching Students with Characteristics of Dyslexia - Level III

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

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

    Dates: 1/9/2020

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

    Level III: 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 training will include the following topics:

    >> Vocabulary
    >> Morphology/Etymology
    >> Fluency
    >> Spelling/Writing
    >> Language Structures

    Lunch will be provided

    83. Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP) & Missouri Connections

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: school counselors and/or school/district leaders that are responsible for the development and implementation of the Individual Career Academic Plans (ICAP).

    Dates: 1/9/2020

    This workshop will provide an overview of the Missouri Individual Career & Academic Plan (ICAP) now available as a part of Missouri Connections CIS360 just in time for the beginning of enrollment season.

    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. 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.

    9am - 11:45am main instructional session, 12:30 - 2:30pm optional work session.

    Participants should bring a laptop without a firewall or a similar device.

    84. MO SW-PBS Tier 2 Interventions Self-Monitoring

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

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

    Dates: 1/9/2020

    Explain main findings of research associated with Self-Monitoring, describe students who are most likely to benefit from the Self-Monitoring intervention, and identify implementation components of Self-Monitoring Design and implement Self-Monitoring as a Tier 2 intervention that is contextually relevant for your students and school but adheres to implementation of critical features Adapt or modify Self-Monitoring as a fading procedure for other Tier 2 interventions (CICO, Social Skills Intervention Group, etc.), as well as a classroom support for all students Develop system for on-going monitoring of Self-Monitoring implementation fidelity.

    85. PLC Year 2 Cohort - Day 3

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 - Southwest Baptist University - Founders Hall (Mountain View, MO) [map]

    Audience: Administrators and Leadership Team

    Dates: 1/9/2020

    There are four dates for this workshop; you must register for EACH DATE separately.
  • August 1, 2019
  • October 1, 2019
  • January 9, 2020
  • March 5, 2020

    This series of four workshops are a continuation of Professional Learning Communities training received during the 2018-19 school year. It is open only to the schools that have completed year one training. All Missouri standards are included in the four-day long workshops.

    FEES ARE COMMUNICATED BY AGREEMENT WITH EACH PARTICIPATING SCHOOL.

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

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

  • 86. LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) - Day 3 - North Wood R-4 INVITATION ONLY

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 North Wood R-IV (Salem, MO)

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

    Dates: 1/10/2020

    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.
  • August 13, 2019 - The Challenge of Learning to Read
  • December 3, 2019 - The Speech Sounds of English
  • January 10, 2020 - Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling
  • April 3, 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.
  • 87. Close the Learning Gap by Making Rigor the Priority - Day 1(INVITATION ONLY)

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Teachers and Administrators - INVITATION ONLY!

    Dates: 1/10/2020

    There are four dates for this workshop; you must register for EACH DATE separately. Attendance is required for all four dates.
  • Friday, January 10, 2020
  • Wednesday, January 15, 2020
  • Monday, February 24, 2020
  • Monday, March 2, 2020

    Close the Learning Gap by Making Rigor the Priority is a series of trainings designed to coach, model and support a process of selecting priority/supporting standards and creating proficiency scales based on rigor. This is a train-the trainer model that will build the capacity of district leaders to facilitate the work. Skills for creating common formative assessments and RtI groups will be identified. The work creates a direct path to standards-based grading and developing rigorous curriculum units.

    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 $200 includes all four dates.
  • 88. Mathematics Item Writing Project - Year 2

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Dates: 1/10/2020

    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.

    89. PLC Cohort Training - CFA

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Administrators and Leadership Team

    Dates: 1/10/2020

    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 Common Formative Assessments.

    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.

    90. SW CoVE

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 1/10/2020

    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.

    91. Demystifying Teacher Efficacy

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

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

    Dates: 1/13/2020

    "Teachers with a high degree of efficacy tend to exhibit better planning & organization, (are) more resilient and persistent, more open-minded to new ideas, more supportive of students, less critical of student errors and less inclined to refer students to (Special Education)" (Protheroe, 2008). Additionally, teacher efficacy is known to have a greater impact on student achievement than virtually any other influence according to John Hattie's "Visible Learning" research. Yet, this often misunderstood concept is not as simple as "attitude" or "how teachers feel". Learn more about the concept and what the research is telling us about it as well as specific strategies you can use to help develop Collective Teacher Efficacy within your school, as well as how to leverage it in a way that helps drive student achievement.

    92. VIRTUAL - Addressing Will vs. Skill in Your RTI Process

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Virtual Meeting (Springfield, MO)

    Audience: teachers, counselors, administration

    Dates: 1/13/2020

    This two hour virtual session will explore how to determine if struggling students are lacking academic skills or if they are intentional non-learners. Discussion will include motivation, building relationships, using strategies such as check-in/check out or mentorships to assist students who's will interferes with learning.

    93. VIRTUAL - Common Formative Assessment - Part 1

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Virtual Meeting (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 1/13/2020

    What makes an assessment common? In this session, teachers will examine current assessment practices; explore different types of assessment uses and users; differentiate between common and same assessment; and determine the appropriate type of assessment to support specific learning standards.

    94. VIRTUAL - Identifying Intellectual Disabilities: Meeting Compliance Requirements Through Quality Decisions

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Virtual Meeting (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 1/13/2020

    Closed
    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.

    95. VIRTUAL - What are classroom minors? What can I do about them?

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Virtual Meeting (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 1/13/2020

    During this session on minor classroom behavior, we will discuss what classroom minors are and why we need to track them. We will discuss and plan efficient ways to collect minor data. We will also practice using minor behavior data to make decisions on what effective classroom practices to intensify. This session is intended for all types of classroom at all levels.

    96. VIRTUAL - Understanding and Managing the Acting Out Cycle

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Virtual Meeting (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 1/13/2020

    "Teachers are discovering that the management practices that have worked so well over the years with typical students do not seem to be very effective with these more difficult students." Colvin 2004 Do you have students in your classroom who are difficult to manage and teach? Behavior is a form of communication, and understanding the function of behavior - what that student is trying to communicate - will help the teacher know how to best respond to that behavior and what supports to put into place to help prevent the behavior from happening in the first place. This virtual training addresses Function-Based Thinking and focuses on identifying the seven phases in the Acting Out Cycle. Virtual participants will be engaged in learning the seven phases of the Acting Out Cycle and the function-based environmental supports that can be used to prevent/intervene early in the cycle.

    97. Working with Students with Classic Autism - Springfield

    Program: Project ACCESS

    Location: Levy-Wolf Building 2nd Floor (Missouri State University) (Springfield, MO) [map]

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

    Dates: 1/14/2020

    Hosted by Project ACCESS, this one-day training is designed to focus on "how to" strategies to help students with more classic characteristics of autism to become independent and employable through evidence-based programming in the school setting. Topics include: understanding students' strengths and needs, life planning, structured teaching, task analysis, self-evaluation, social skill instruction, and collecting and interpreting classroom data to enhance programmatic changes.

    All one day trainings are offered at a Buy One Get One Free for each school district registration. Please make checks payable to Project ACCESS/Missouri State University, 901 South National Avenue, Springfield, MO 65897 (fax: 417-836-6393). Registration will begin at 8:00 am and training will be held from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Lunch will be on your own for this training.

    98. *Standards-Based IEPs using Essential Elements

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Dates: 1/14/2020

    DATE: Tuesday, January 14, 2020

    TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

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

    COST: $60 - Morning refreshments and lunch included

    This workshop will take participants through the steps involved in developing a quality IEP and connecting instructional goals to the general curriculum/grade-level standards. Emphasis is placed on aligning IEP goals with the Missouri Learning Standards and Essential Elements to close the achievement gap between general education students and students with disabilities.

    This workshop is appropriate for any teacher or administrator who serves on an IEP team.

    There must be at least 8 registered participants by January 7 to hold this workshop.

    This workshop supports Missouri Teacher Standard #1: Content knowledge and perspectives aligned with appropriate instruction; and Standard #2: Teaching and Learning.

    99. Mentoring Academy (Meeting 2 of 2)

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 1/14/2020

    This is meeting 2 of 2 of Mentoring Academy, designed for first-time mentors of new teachers.

    100. MO SW-PBS Tier 3 - Session 3

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 1/14/2020

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

    Session 3: Using FBA data to develop and implement a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP)

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

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

    Dates:
    September 16
    October 11
    January 14
    February 28

    101. SW-PBS Tier 3 Foundational Practices - Day 4

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Dates: 1/14/2020

    There are four dates for this workshop. You will need to register for EACH workshop separately.
  • Monday, September 23, 2019 - Day 1
  • **CANCELLED**Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - Day 2
  • Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - Day 3
  • Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - Day 4

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

    Session 1:
  • Purposes of a Tier 3 team
  • Establishing data decision rules for student identification

    Session 2:
  • Conducting a Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA)

    Session 3:
  • Using FBA data to develop and implement a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP)

    Session 4:
  • Monitoring and evaluating student progress

    Presenter: Jeanie Carey and Rebecca Roberts

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