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1. Early Childhood Networking and First Step Next

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: School administrator, Teachers and any educator interested in this topic

Dates: 4/22/2019

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The Regional Professional Development Center is offering an opportunity exclusively for early childhood teachers and leaders to network with other early childhood professionals from across the Kansas City Metro area. Along with this networking opportunity participants will be introduced to a Tier 2 Intervention, “First Steps Next” which is designed specifically for early childhood students. Please plan on joining us for a day designated for early childhood programs.

Cost: FREE

2. IEP Facilitation Training - Nixa

Program: RPDC - Southwest

Location: Nixa Early Learning Center (Nixa, Mo) [map]

Dates: 4/22/2019 to 4/23/2019

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



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



• Channel communication to building mutual understanding based on respect



• Create agreements based on full participation from all members



• Generate informed discussions



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

3. Transition Best Practices

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

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

Dates: 4/23/2019

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

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

4. Missouri Equity Lab - Rolla

Program: RPDC - South Central

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

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

Dates: 4/23/2019

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

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

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

5. April Compliance Connection:North St. Francois County

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 4/23/2019

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

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

6. Missouri Equity Lab

Program: RPDC - Central

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

Dates: 4/24/2019

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

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

Registration and Morning refreshments begin at 7:45 A.M.

7. Ensuring Equitable Access to Excellent Educators: Missouri Equity Lab

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

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

Dates: 4/24/2019

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Educational equity means students have access to excellent teachers and receive the same high-quality education regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, language, disability, family background and/or income. The Equity Lab is an important learning opportunity for district/school teams to think about where the inequity exists in their school system and develop strategies for addressing these areas of inequity. The Missouri Equity Lab will serve as a vehicle for critical conversations among stakeholders to build the framework for the development of the District Equity Plan that would address educational inequities identified in their community.

8. CCC Assertiveness Training

Program: DESE - Effective Practices

Location: Governor Office Building (Jefferson City, MO)

Audience: Transition liaisons and staff, MITT members and staff

Dates: 4/24/2019

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Training will focus on the College and Career Competencies and practices for teaching inter- and intra- personal competencies. The purpose is to teach educators to systemically embed these competencies into content area instruction. The objective is to teach educators what assertiveness is, to be able to explain to colleagues why it is important for students to learn, be prepared to teach the competency, create an instructional plan and learn about the resources available in this area.

9. April Compliance Connection: Kennett

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 4/24/2019

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

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

10. Understanding Discipline for Special Education Students:
A Workshop for General Education and Special Education Administrators and Teachers

Program: RPDC - South Central

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

Audience: General Education and Special Education Administrators and Teachers

Dates: 4/24/2019

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Special education laws provide specific protections for children with disabilities who experience behavioral difficulties, particularly if those behaviors lead to suspension from school. This workshop provides an overview of the discipline procedures in the special education process, including long term suspensions/expulsions (disciplinary change of placements) and manifestation determination.

The half-day session will be led by Heidi Atkins-Lieberman, a special education attorney with the Thomeczek and Brink Law Firm. Before joining the firm, Heidi served as Assistant Commissioner for the Division of Special Education at the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. She has over 25 years of law experience in Missouri, with most of those years concentrating on special education law, school law, and employment law.

Presenter: Heidi Atkins-Lieberman

No lunch will be served.

Registration for this workshop will close on April 15, so sign up early!

11. Literacy Collaborative Group

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 4/25/2019

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

12. Southwest English Learner Professionals Spring Institute

Program: RPDC - Southwest

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

Dates: 4/26/2019

Come for a full day of updates in our field and presentations of the newest strategies and effective practices for your English learners. Sign in and breakfast is at 8:00. The institute begins at 8:30 am. Breakfast, Lunch, and parking are all provided.

13. Federal Programs Planning and Preparation

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

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

Dates: 4/26/2019

This half day opportunity is available to learn more about federal programs and processes, the federal and state requirements, and compliance components. Each section will provide background information, essential program components, required documentation, references and sources of information, plus planning and budgeting.

Topics will include:
* Programming, Planning and Budgeting for Federal Programs - 2019-2020
* Components of ePeGs Federal Programs Plans 2019-2020 including: Needs Assessments, Parent Engagement Policies and other required components
* Federal Programs Updates
* District Level Federal Programs Responsibilities
* Title 1A, Title 2A, Title 4, Title 5 Program Requirements
* General Tiered Monitoring Structure Overview 2019-2020
* Implementation of Title IA Targeted and School-Wide Programming

14. Small Group Instruction for Struggling Readers

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 4/29/2019

Do you have struggling readers who can't seem to catch up? Small group instruction is the answer! Come and learn about guided reading groups and strategy groups. See how you can group students to maximize learning time and fill in learning gaps. What will the other students be doing while you are seeing a small group? We'll cover that too! This workshop is designed to meet the needs of first through fifth grade teachers. Included with enrollment, teachers will receive a resource book full of strategies to use in their classrooms.

15. Understanding Your Special Education Profile

Program: RPDC - Central

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

Audience: SPED Teachers, Directors, Process Coordinators, & Administrators

Dates: 4/29/2019

Every district receives a special education profile from DESE which contains a rich source of data about your special education population that should be used for goal setting. Do you know what your profile says and how you can use that data to improve special education outcomes in your district? This workshop will focus on understanding your profile data and using the information to create a plan to help your district stay out of the "targeted" status and improve the quality of your special education program. It will also review where your district is in relation to state special education standards.

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

16. KC Teacher Academy Graduates 2019-20 Cohort

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 4/30/2019 to 4/2/2020

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The Missouri Teacher Academy Graduates program allows participants to continue to deepen knowledge gained from the Teacher Academy program and is a natural progression to building lead teachers for your school district. Attendees will continue to acquire strategies on the latest research in best practices that align with Missouri Learning Standards and the Missouri State Teacher Standards. Focus will center on building Artisan Teacher classrooms. Participation requires four release days for regional meetings and one Statewide Kickoff Meeting July 18 and 19, 2019 Lodge of the Four Seasons, Osage Beach. Mike Rutherford will be trainer for the statewide kickoff. Tuition, travel expenses (including hotel at the Statewide meetings), and substitutes will be the responsibility of the school or individual. Check with your local RPDC for scholarships!

17. The Skills That Matter

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 4/30/2019

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

During training, teams will learn about the College and Competency Framework's implementation elements and create instructional plans to incorporate competency instruction into their course content.This training will focus on the competency of assertiveness. Please bring a team of 5-administrator, general and special education teachers and a counselor-K-12.

This workshop is FREE. Register at www.semo.edu/rpdc

18. Personal Finance Workshop

Program: RPDC - Central

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

Audience: Personal Finance Teachers

Dates: 4/30/2019

Missouri has new personal finance standards, and the Missouri Council on Economic Education and Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis have joined efforts to bring you a FREE, active, and interesting curriculum aligned with those standards. The goal of this workshop is to introduce resources that will enable students and teachers to make better personal finance decisions. Lessons are differentiated, with online modules, videos, podcasts and hands-on, up-out-of-your seat activities that bring excitement along with learning. Be sure to bring your computer; we will help you set up your curriculum. Lessons, lunch, and fun are all included. Teachers will receive printed copies of lessons and many more freebies. You will be ready for fall!

The Missouri Council for Economic Education will pay teachers who attend a $50 stipend.

19. April Compliance Connection: Poplar Bluff

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Location: 1 Poplar Bluff Administration Building (Poplar Bluff, MO) [map]

Dates: 4/30/2019

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

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

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

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

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

Dates: 4/30/2019

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

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

21. Help Me - Help You! Building the Mentor - Mentee Relationship

Program: RPDC - South Central

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

Audience: Mentors of first or second year teachers.

Dates: 5/1/2019

As the Japanese Proverb says “Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great mentor.” Is it your privilege to mentor a new teacher on your team or in your building? Come and learn the importance of the role of mentoring a new teacher.

Mentors will focus on the role, duties and responsibilities that impact success. The Missouri Mentoring Program Standards will be reviewed and discussed. Skills and strategies will help strengthen the mentorship role. Mentors will focus on the growth and development of the novice teacher.

This system of support provides participants the knowledge and skills to develop a confident, collaborative team which can have a positive impact on student learning and the school culture.

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.

22. Professional Partnership: Co-Teaching

Program: RPDC - South Central

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

Audience: General Education and Special Education Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 5/7/2019

The Co-teaching service delivery model is implemented when a general educator and a special educator co-teach together in the general education classroom setting to help all students. There is a shared classroom with purposeful instruction for a heterogeneous group with joint accountability and varied responsibilities for both teachers.

This co-teaching workshop will provide an opportunity for TEAMS to look together at the possibilities of creating a co-taught classroom. The participants will look at roles and responsibilities of co-teachers, approaches to co-teaching, and the benefits of this model for students and teachers.

It is highly recommended that the general education co-teacher and the special education co-teacher attend this workshop together. The focus will be on preparing teams to co-teach in the 2019-2020 school year.

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.

23. Courageous Conversations - Beyond Diversity Seminar (Invitation Only)

Program: DESE - MLDS

Audience: This event is by invitation only

Dates: 5/9/2019 to 5/10/2019

In our effort to establish an explicit equity thread within the Missouri Leadership Development System, we are partnering with Luis Versalles (Pacific Educational Group), to facilitate our equity learning. This series begins with a two day Courageous Conversations Beyond Diversity Seminar. Engagement in this learning will enable us to move beyond admiring the challenge and move us to establishing equitable educational outcomes by putting us in a position to take this journey from a personal, to professional, to systemic result. This event is by invitation only.

24. Describing Your EL Data Story

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

Location: 2 Townsend Hall (Columbia, MO)

Dates: 5/9/2019

This workshop will guide participants in using ACCESS data to fully understand how ELs are doing in individual buildings and across the district. Participants will understand how to evaluate growth. We will also discuss the EL Indicator; the portion of the Missouri's ESSA plan that includes ELs. Importantly, participants will see data that clearly shows the powerful effect language has on academic achievement for all students. The workshop is intended for EL Coordinators, EL teachers, and any administrator concerned with and wants to improve the academic performance of ELs.

25. English Language Teacher Ambassadors (ELTA)

Program: RPDC - Southwest

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

Dates: 5/9/2019

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

26. Educator M*A*S*H Camp

Program: RPDC - Northeast

Location: 4 Kirksville Area Technical Center (Kirksville, MO)

Audience: Educators of any/all subjects with focus areas of Science, Health, Physical Educaiton, Career Planning, Math, & FACS

Dates: 5/9/2019

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M*A*S*H (Mentors Aligning Students with Health Science Careers)

DATE: Thursday, May 9, 2019

TIME: 3:30-5:30pm

LOCATION: Kirksville Area Technical Center - Allied Health - Room #7

COST: Free

Teachers change lives by educating, inspiring, and guiding students throughout their academic journeys. When discussing the different roles of educators, career decision-making is among the top. This is because educators are involved in the early stages of career exploration, encouraging students' relationships between their interests and education.

Nine of the top fifteen fastest growing occupations are in the health career field, which means many of your students may have a future in health care! Are you prepared to guide those students toward success?

To help educators know more about these health care careers so they may better guide and advise students, the Northeast Missouri Area Health Education Center (NEMO AHEC) in conjunction with the Northeast RPDC is hosting a two-hour, after-school professional development opportunity for middle school/high school educators in the region.

The Camp will include fun, hands-on health-science activities to explore the robust and diverse careers in health care, as well as the opportunity to learn ways to build connections between the classroom and these careers.

Registered participants can print out certificates documenting their professional development hours on MyLearningPlan (MLP) when the Camp is over.

Deadline for registration is Friday, May 3, 2019!

27. Missouri Teacher of the Year Clinic 2019

Program: DESE - Teacher of the Year

Location: Governor Office Building (Jefferson City, MO)

Dates: 5/10/2019

The purpose of the Teacher of the Year Clinic is to offer District Teachers of the Year an overview of the Missouri Teacher of the Year Program, the application and selection process, as well as help participants prepare for the application process.

28. Guiding Students through Career Planning including English Learners

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: School Administrator, Teachers and any Educator interested in this topic

Dates: 5/13/2019

With greater emphasis being placed on schools to graduate “success ready” students, the time has come for all educators to take on the responsibility of guiding students through career planning. It is imperative that teachers as well as school counselors have a working knowledge of the resources available through Missouri Connections and the Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP). Please join us to learn more about how to get our students ready for graduation especially those English Language learners whom feel left behind because of the lack of the language. Attend this session and learn how to help your student meet their goals and not leave anyone behind.

Cost: $29 per person

29. MELL (Migrant English Language Learners) Updates

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Audience: English Language Learner educators

Dates: 5/13/2019

Title; Migrant English Language Learner updates. Summary: Ryan Rumpf will be here to talk about data, ACCESS, MAP, EL indicators and to answer any other questions you may have.

30. Missouri Post-Secondary Success (MO PSS)

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

Dates: 5/14/2019

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Do your students have difficulty expressing themselves in situations like asking for help when they don't understand; sharing their opinions during group work; or standing up to their peers? Do your students react in an aggressive way by acting dominant or demanding instead of staying respectful? Assertiveness instruction can help your students recognize when situations require assertiveness (and when they don't) and enhance their capacity to be assertive (express their own thoughts, wants, and needs while respecting others) when appropriate.

Missouri Post-Secondary Success (MO PSS) is offering a professional development opportunity sponsored by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. MO PSS equips educators with strategies for systematically incorporating intrapersonal and interpersonal competencies into daily course content. In this way, educators support students to become career-equipped, lifelong learners who are socially and emotionally engaged.

Cost: $29 per person

31. Telling Your EL Data Story

Program: RPDC - Southwest

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

Dates: 5/15/2019

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This workshop will guide participants in using ACCESS data to fully understand how ELs are doing in individual buildings and across the district. Participants will understand how to evaluate growth. We will also discuss the EL Indicator; the portion of the Missouri's ESSA plan that includes ELs. Importantly, participants will see data that clearly shows the powerful effect language has on academic achievement for all students. The workshop is intended for EL Coordinators, EL teachers, and any administrator concerned with and wants to improve the academic performance of ELs. Breakfast begins at 8:30. Ryan will begin at 9:00.

32. Deepening Literacy Instruction

Program: RPDC - Southwest

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

Dates: 5/15/2019

How well do teachers understand the developmental learning progressions of reading and spelling? The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the Southwest Agency for Teaching, Leading, and Learning and Voyage Sopris Learning are excited to inform you of a new research-based professional development literacy opportunity (that supports any reading program). It is about helping teachers deepen their understanding of literacy instruction for ALL students and how to help students who struggle with dyslexia and other reading difficulties. This afternoon awareness session will include parking and snacks.

33. VIRTUAL Deepening Literacy Instruction

Program: RPDC - Southwest

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

Dates: 5/15/2019

How well do teachers understand the developmental learning progressions of reading and spelling? The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the Southwest Agency for Teaching, Leading, and Learning and Voyage Sopris Learning are excited to inform you of a new research-based professional development literacy opportunity (that supports any reading program). It is about helping teachers deepen their understanding of literacy instruction for ALL students and how to help students who struggle with dyslexia and other reading difficulties. A ZOOM invite will be sent prior to the event.

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

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 5/16/2019

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

35. Speech-Language Eligbility Changes

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Location: 1 Kem Hall (Cape Girardeau, MO)

Dates: 5/20/2019

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This session will provide an overview and update of the proposed speech-language eligibility criterion changes to the Missouri State Plan. This session will provide background on the collaborative work and rationale for changes resulting from the workgroup of SLPs, special education administrators, DESE, and other stakeholders. This workshop will be presented by Diane Golden, Pat Jones, and Beth McKerlie.

Learning objectives for this training are the following:
1. Participants will be better informed of the proposed eligibility criterion changes.
2. Participants will be able to identify specific changes that will need to be made in local procedures used for speech-language eligibility determinations.
3. Participants will be able to identify resources to assist in eligibility determinations.

36. Speech Implementer Training

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Location: 1 Kem Hall (Cape Girardeau, MO)

Dates: 5/20/2019

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Speech Implementer Training - This training is required for any Local Education Agency (LEA) using the Speech Implementer Model for the 2019-20 school year. Superintendents, speech implementers, and supervising speech pathologists should attend. Roles and responsibilities of the supervisory speech-language pathologist and speech implementer will be outlined. Specific strategies for facilitation of speech and language goals, service delivery, record keeping, data collection methods, generalization strategies, and behavior management techniques will be covered. This training will be provided by Diane Golden, Pat Jones and Beth McKerlie.

Learning objectives for this training are the following:
1. Participants will be better able to understand the differences between the roles of the speech implementer and the speech/language pathology assistant as well as understand the roles of the supervising speech-language pathologist.
2. Participants will be able to identify facilitation techniques for student IEP goals, data collection methods, and other record keeping.
3. Participants will be able to identify behavior modification techniques and generalization strategies.

37. Understanding Your ACCESS Data

Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

Dates: 5/22/2019

Wondering about how to best use the data that you receive on your students from the ACCESS assessment? Join Ryan Rumpf as he helps make sense of data that school districts receive for English Learners. Participants will learn how to use the ACCESS growth charts posted on DESE website and explore the implications. Additionally, data from several case studies will be presented to aid in improvement efforts for the following school year. DESE up dates will be shared with participants. There is no charge for this workshop.

38. New Speech Eligibility and Speech Implementer

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: Special Education Directors and Speech Pathologists

Dates: 5/28/2019

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The State Board of Education has approved changes proposed by DESE to the Missouri State Plan for Part B, Regulations Implementing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Beth McKerlie and Pat Johnson, experts within the field of speech and language, will discuss modifications to the 4 parts of the speech and language eligibility criteria and changes to updating and training speech implementers.

Lunch will be provided

Please register on-line...NO walk-ins without prior on-line registration.

39. Missouri Equity Lab

Program: RPDC - Northwest

Dates: 5/29/2019

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

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

40. *Missouri Post-Secondary Success: Assertiveness Training

Program: RPDC - Northeast

Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

Dates: 5/30/2019

New
DATE: Thursday, May 30, 2019

TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

LOCATION: Truman State University Student Union Building TBA

COST: $60 - Morning refreshments and lunch included

This workshop will focus on the College and Career Competencies and Practices for teaching inter- and intra-personal competencies. The purpose of the training is to teach educators to systemically embed these competencies into content-area instruction. The objective of the training is to teach educators what assertiveness is, to be able to explain to colleagues why it is important for students to learn, to be prepared to teach the competency, to create an instructional plan, and to learn about the resources available in this area.

This workshop aligns with & supports Missouri Teacher/Leader Standards 1, 2, and 7

Conference

41. Summer Leadership Conference 2019

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Dates: 6/3/2019

Northwest RPDC is pleased to host its 3rd Annual Great Northwest Leadership Conference. Keynote speaker, Beth Houf, will be sharing practical ideas to develop schools and classrooms that are student centered and directed for modern learners. Beth is passionate about developing schools that encourage high levels of learning and empowerment where students and staff are running to get in, not out! Beth serves as principal of Fulton Middle School and also speaks and facilitates professional learning at the national and international level. Most recently, she has co-authored the book, Lead Like a PIRATE with Shelly Burgess.

The afternoon will feature multiple breakout sessions highlighting current education topics and best practices in our region and throughout Missouri.

Breakout Sessions:
*Getting Started with Standards-Based Grading and Proficiency Scales
*Dyslexia: Leadership Strategies to Support Next Steps
*Project Based Learning-An Overview for School Leaders
*MSIP 6-What School Leaders Need to Know!
*Through the Trauma Lens: A Primer on Being Trauma Informed
*Missouri Connections for Leaders
*Hot Legal Topics for Northwest Missouri Schools
*Parkview Elementary: A Culture of Success
*MAP/EOC Up-to-Date Assessment Information for School Leaders
*How to Effectively Use Your APR to Guide Continuous Improvement
*PBL at the High School Level: One School’s Journey
*Cohort 3 SpEd Compliance-What to Expect!

Target Audience: K-12 Administrators, Teachers, PDC Teams

Lunch included

42. Speech Language Eligibility and Speech Implementer Training

Program: RPDC - Southwest

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

Dates: 6/3/2019

New
Speech-Language Eligibility Criterion

This session will provide an overview and update of the proposed speech-language eligibility criterion changes to the Missouri State Plan. This session will provide background on the collaborative work and rationale for changes resulting from the workgroup of SLPs, special education administrators, DESE and other stakeholders.

Learning objectives for this training are:

1. Participants will be better informed of the proposed eligibility criterion changes. 2. Participants will be able to identify specific changes that will need to be made in local procedures used for speech-language eligibility determinations. 3. Participants will be able to identify resources to assist in eligibility determinations.

Speech Implementer Training:

This training is for any Local Education Agency (LEA) using the Speech Implementer Model for the 2019-2020 school year. Superintendents, speech implementers and supervising speech pathologists should attend. Roles and responsibilities of the supervisory speech-language pathologist and speech implementer will be outlined. Specific strategies for facilitation of speech and language goals, service delivery, record keeping, data collection methods, generalization strategies and behavior management techniques will be covered.

Learning objectives for this training are:

1. Participants will be better able to understand the differences between the roles of the speech implementer and the speech/language pathology assistant as well as understand the roles of the supervising speech-language pathologist 2. Participants will be able to identify facilitation techniques for student IEP goals, data collection methods and other record keeping. 3. Participants will be able to identify behavior modification techniques, and generalization strategies.

43. Careers in Agriculture/Rural Entrepreneurship Series - Part 1

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

Dates: 6/4/2019

New
The field of Agriculture offers a large number of career opportunities, many in specialized areas. Have you ever considered how your curriculum can be related to the Agriculture field? Have you given thought to all the people employed through an agriculture related field and the impact that industry has on your local community? These are a couple of questions that may have a surprising answer for you. Agriculture/Agribusiness is an 88 billion dollar industry in Missouri, employing 400,000 people across the state.
This Careers in Agriculture/Rural Entrepreneurship Externship provides Administrators, School Counselors, and Teachers the opportunity to see and experience how the skills taught in all subject areas are essential to many agricultural related careers. Participants will tour agriculture-related businesses to see the range of careers available and have the opportunity to make connections with employers within their region. The second part of the externship is designed to connect the "job" with the "preparation/training"½½. Administrators, School Counselors, and Teachers will participate in hands-on activities through various programs at the College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (CAFNR), University of Missouri, Columbia. Teachers will receive a lesson related to agriculture to use in their classroom to further build a connection between their subject and career possibilities.
Certificate documenting contact hours will be provided through the Regional Professional Development Center.
Starting location will be the Boone County Fairgrounds in Sturgeon, MO.

44. *Ambitious Teaching: Taking Action to Ensure Student Achievement - Session I

Program: RPDC - Northeast

Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

Dates: 6/4/2019

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Session I: Growth Mindset and Productive Struggle

DATE: Tuesday, June 4, 2019

TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

LOCATION: Truman State University Student Union Building TBA

COST: $100* - Morning refreshments and lunch included
*Please see note at bottom about discount for attending all sessions.

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

This series of workshops--beginning with two workshops this summer and continuing into the 2019-2020 school year--is suitable for the K-6 teacher and will take a deep look at teaching in mathematics. In Session I of the series, we will dig into the ideas of Growth Mindset and the need to support Productive Struggle in our classrooms.

Hands-on activities, games, and time for reflection and discourse will encourage participants to make connections with these ideas and to identify where they are occurring or where they could easily be added to their own classroom practices.

Join me as we tackle the challenges of ambitious teaching by taking a deeper look at Growth Mindset and Productive Struggle.

*Each session is a stand-alone workshop, so teachers may choose which workshops will be most meaningful for them. Individual sessions will be $100; HOWEVER, teachers who choose to attend all six sessions will receive a discount--with the final cost being $450.

45. Speech Eligibility & Speech Implementer Training

Program: RPDC - South Central

Location: 6 Havener Center (Rolla, MO) [map]

Audience: Superintendents, Speech Implementers, and Supervising Speech Pathologists

Dates: 6/4/2019

New

Speech-Language Eligibility Criterion

This session will provide an overview and update of the proposed speech-language eligibility criterion changes to the Missouri State Plan. This session will provide background on the collaborative work and rationale for changes resulting from the workgroup of SLPs, SPEd administrators, DESE and other stakeholders.

Learning Objectives:
  • Better informed of the proposed eligibility criterion changes.
  • Identify specific changes that will need to be made in local procedures used for speech-language eligibility determinations.
  • Identify resources to assist in eligibility determinations.

    Speech Implementer Training

    This training is for any Local Education Agency (LEA) using the Speech Implementer Model in the 2019-2020 school year. Superintendents, speech implementers, and supervising speech pathologists should attend. Roles and responsibilities of the supervisory speech-language pathologist and speech implementer will be outlined. Specific strategies for facilitation of speech and language goals, service delivery, record keeping, data collection methods, generalization strategies and behavior management techniques will be covered.

    Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the differences between the roles of the speech implementer and the speech/language pathology assistant, and the roles of the supervising speech-language pathologist.
  • Identify facilitation techniques for student IEP goals, data collection methods and other record keeping.
  • Identify behavior modification techniques, and generalization strategies.

    Lunch will be provided. Please notify us of any dietary restrictions at least seven (7) days in advance.
  • 46. Careers in Agriculture/Rural Entrepreneurship Series - Part 2

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

    Dates: 6/5/2019

    New
    The field of Agriculture offers a large number of career opportunities, many in specialized areas. Have you ever considered how your curriculum can be related to the Agriculture field? Have you given thought to all the people employed through an agriculture related field and the impact that industry has on your local community? These are a couple of questions that may have a surprising answer for you. Agriculture/Agribusiness is an 88 billion dollar industry in Missouri, employing 400,000 people across the state.
    The second part of the Careers in Agriculture/Rural Entrepreneurship Series is designed to connect the "job" with the "preparation/training". Administrators, School Counselors, and Teachers will participate in hands-on/demonstration activities through various programs at the College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (CAFNR), University of Missouri, Columbia. To further build a connection between the classroom and career opportunities, participants will explore Missouri Connections, gaining a stronger understanding of this valuable resource. In addition, teachers will receive a "lesson in a box" related to agriculture to use in their classroom.
    Certificate documenting contact hours will be provided through the Regional Professional Development Center.

    47. What is SW-PBS?

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Staff members and administrators new to SW-PBS buildings and/or teams. Experienced SW-PBS participants needing a refresher

    Dates: 6/5/2019

    Are you a new teacher or administrator in a SW-PBS school and have never participated in SW-PBS training, or are you already teaching in a building where SW-PBS is implemented but you don’t understand what it is all about? Then this workshop is for you. MO SW-PBS will offer a one-day Tier 1 Training for staff members and administrators who desire a better understanding of SW-PBS. This training focuses on understanding the 8 essential components of the Tier 1 process.

    This workshop will be repeated on July 23. You are not required to attend both dates.

    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. Getting Started with Standards Based Grading & Proficiency Scales

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5 Trenton R-9 School District (Trenton, MO)

    Audience: K-12 Educators, Administrators

    Dates: 6/6/2019 to 6/7/2019

    New Domain Session
    Standards-based grading is more than tweaking an existing grading system. Rather, it's a defined alignment of existing curriculum, assessment, and reporting student learning. In this training, we will walk participants through thoughtful and practical implementation of each element of an effective standards-based grading system highlighting the potential pitfalls, opportunities, and challenges.

    Lunch on your own
    Optional 1 hour of graduate credit available.

    This class is also offered on July 23 & 24

    49. Careers in Agriculture - Bus Tour

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

    Audience: Middle School/High School Teachers, Counselors, & Administrators

    Dates: 6/6/2019 to 6/7/2019

    Would you like to experience the wide range of knowledge and skills needed to work in an agriculture related business? Would you like to see how the skills learned in your classroom are essential to career success in Missouri's largest industry? Would you like to collaborate with other educators to design lessons for your students around agriculture related business? If you answered "YES"½½ to these questions then...Get on the Bus!

    Join us for 2 days of professional learning to explore agriculture-related businesses and make industry contacts that will benefit your students.

    Teams Encouraged: Reimbursement Stipend for the first 25 participants to register.

    June 6 - Bus Tour
    June 7 - Collaboration Meetings

    50. SW-PBS Tier 1 Emerging Phase - BLUE SPRINGS DISTRICT

    Program: RPDC - Central

    Location: Bartow Administrative Center (Blue Springs, MO) [map]

    Audience: Building Administrator and at least two Tier 1 Team members

    Dates: 6/6/2019 to 1/15/2020

    Missouri School-Wide Positive Behavior Support (MO SW-PBS). This is a series of six sessions designed for school teams beginning their first full year of SW-PBS implementation. Content will emphasize deeper understanding and implementation of the Essential Components of SW-PBS, implementation of effective classroom practices, and the use of data for quality decision making. These sessions are for current SW-PBS Tier 1 Emerging schools only.

    Outcomes for this session include:
    ** Implementing Data-Based Decision-Making to analyze fidelity of implementation of SW-PBS - specifically looking at multiple data sources (informal surveys, self-assessments, peer observations, walk-throughs, and interviews.)
    ** Developing systems for annually collecting, reviewing, and reporting student assistance referrals both social and academic.
    ** Identifying the value and features of Classroom Practice. Supervision.
    ** Use of effective action planning to guide and monitor development and implementation tasks.

    Aligns with and supports Missouri Teacher Standards:
    Standard #2, Quality Indicator 1; #5, Quality Indicator 1, #7, Quality Indicator 6; #8, Quality Indicator 2

    Leader Standards: #1, Quality Indicator 1; #2, Quality Indicator 1; #4, Quality Indicator 1,2

    Lunch will be on your own.

    51. Leadership Academy Program and Kickoff (2019-2020)

    Program: DESE - Leadership Academy

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

    Audience: Principals or those in a leadership role in year 3 or more in administration

    Dates: 6/10/2019 to 6/12/2019

    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 will be made payable to your local center or RPDC. $300 will be made payable to YMCA of the Ozarks Outdoor Learning Experience and is located in Potosi MO at the YMCA. The dates for OLE are: October 2-5, 2019. Winter Meeting is January 8-10, 2020 at Hilton Garden Inn and Conference Center, Columbia MO. Graduation is June 17-20 2020. Scholarships are available through RPDCs.

    52. 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: 6/10/2019 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.

    53. Co-Teaching: Deepening the Power of Two

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5 Savannah R-III School District (Savannah, MO) [map]

    Audience: K-12 Co-Teaching Team Educators (General and Special Education Teachers, Title Reading and Interventionists)

    Dates: 6/10/2019 to 6/11/2019

    Participants must attend together as a Co-Teaching team

    The Professional Partnerships

    Which strategies work best when you place two teachers in a classroom for instruction or for intervention? The power of this effective practice is in the structures put into place by the teachers and administrators. Participants will look at learning styles, roles, and responsibilities of co-teachers, as well as the benefits of this model for students and teachers. Those who attend will learn how to establish a successful collaborative partnership. Topics will include, designing a program, scheduling students, identifying students, understanding of the necessary supports for successful co-teaching and addressing parental concerns. Methods to differentiate instruction will be observed and evaluated with a focus on student growth using data. Teachers will leave this course with lesson plans ready to begin implementation.

    Lunch provided.
    Optional one hour graduate credit is available.

    54. Missouri Leadership Academy (MOLA)

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: Principals and Assistant Principals

    Dates: 6/10/2019 to 6/10/2020

    Be a part of the 35th class of Leadership Academy!

    The Missouri Leadership Academy is a statewide cohort with a regional connection. Participants engage in three statewide meetings (June 2019, January 2020, June 2020) as well as four regional cohort meetings and a memorable Outdoor Learning Experience.

    Statewide meetings include nationally known speakers such as Luis Cruz, Joe Sanfellipo, Mike Rutherford and more.

    The focus of Leadership Academy is to ensure success of all students by building leadership capacity. This year-long experience develops effective leaders who:
    •Demonstrate their roles as lead learner
    •Develop and cultivate positive, productive professional relationships
    •Develop skills to effectively develop teacher
    •Create and sustain a culture of continuous improvement
    Leadership Academy is designed for building leaders in Year 3 and beyond.

    The program includes state meetings: Kickoff (June 10-12, 2019), Winter Meeting (Jan. 8-10, 2020), and Graduation (June 10-12, 2020) held in Columbia and the Outdoor Leadership Experience (Oct. 3-5, 2019) held at Trout Lodge, Potosi, as well as 4 regional cohort meetings.

    Contact the RPDC's Leadership Development Specialist, Teresa Tulipana, at tulipanat@umkc.edu for more information. In addition, you can read more at https://dese.mo.gov/educator-quality/educator-development/leadership-academy
    Cost: $900 Total: $600 for statewide and regional meetings; $300 paid directly to the YMCA of the Ozarks for the Outdoor Learning Experience

    55. Leadership Academy - Central RPDC

    Program: RPDC - Central

    Location: Varies (Varies, MO)

    Audience: Building Leaders in Year 3 and Beyond

    Dates: 6/10/2019 to 6/10/2020

    The focus of Leadership Academy is to ensure success of all students by building leadership capacity. This year-long experience develops effective leaders who:
    ** Demonstrate their roles as lead learners
    ** Develop and cultivate positive, productive professional relationships
    ** Develop skills to effectively develop teachers
    ** Create and sustain a culture of continuous improvement

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

    The program includes state meetings: Kickoff (June 10-12, 2019), Winter Meeting (Jan. 8-10, 2020), State Capital Meeting (March 17, 2020) and Graduation (June 10-12, 2020) are all held in Columbia and the Outdoor Leadership Experience (Oct. 3-5, 2019) is held at Trout Lodge, Potosi, as well as 4 regional cohort meetings that are subject to some changes.

    Scholarships are available.

    56. Leadership Academy SW Region 2019-2020 Enroll Now!

    Program: RPDC - Southwest

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

    Audience: Administrators (Principals, Asst. Principals, 3+ Years of Experience in Administration)

    Dates: 6/10/2019 to 6/12/2019

    New
    Attention! Principals & District Leadership with 3+ years experience

    Dates: 6/10/2019 to 6/12/2020

    As a member of this year-long Leadership Academy, learning will be focused on the improvement of leadership performance as articulated in MO's Leadership Standards. 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 held June 10-12/19 at Hilton Garden inn, Columbia; Winter Meeting held January 8-10/20 at Hilton Garden Inn, Columbia; Graduation held June 10-12/20 in Columbia.

    Four Regional meetings to be held in SW Region schools. Regional meeting dates will be determined at kick-off meeting. Regional mtgs. held in September, November, February, & March.

    COST: Total Cost is $900 consisting of $600 per participant for all state & regional mtgs. (Invoiced to your district by ATLL-RPDC/Missouri State University) Outdoor Leadership Experience is a huge part of Leadership Academy & is billed separately at a cost of $300. Transportation, Meals and Lodging are paid by the participant, not covered in registration. Registration is required to attend.

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

    Outdoor Leadership Experience will be held at Camp Lakewood in Potosi, MO October 3rd to the 5th, 2019. This is billed separately at $300 per participant.

    Contact: Annette Cozort, Leadership Specialist at (417)836-4097 for additional information.

    Following registration, you will be provided with additional information about the Kick-off in June!

    57. K-2 Writing: Building the Foundation

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: K-2 Teachers, Title 1 Literacy Teachers

    Dates: 6/11/2019

    Are you wondering where to begin your primary writing instruction? This training will provide the tools to build the best writing foundation for your young writers in order to prepare them for subsequent grades. Gain hands-on practice in strategies and practices to build a strong writing foundation in your writing classroom.

    Lunch on your own

    58. A Closer Look at Special Education Eligibility

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Special Education Teachers, Paraprofessionals, and Directors

    Dates: 6/11/2019

    New
    The South Central RPDC believes in building the capacity of educators to ensure student success-including the success of special education students. To help special education teachers and administrators accomplish this goal, the special education compliance consultant will provide training on the special education eligibility categories of Other Health Impaired, Emotional Disturbance, Autism, Intellectual Disability, and Specific Learning Disability. Missouri Standards and Indicators criteria will be reviewed, evaluation reports will be discussed, and case studies will be used to further the participant's knowledge of compliance requirements in eligibility determinations. The information shared will be appropriate for all grade levels of Special Education teachers, process coordinators, and special education directors.

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

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

    59. Number Talks in Grades 6-12

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 6/11/2019

    Number Talks is a powerful pedagogical tool that builds mathematical thinkers who can reason and communicate their thinking to others. Join us to see how Number Talks can become your number one formative assessment tool in the classroom, while promoting computational fluency and number sense. Number Talks also enhances language development and social skills. Participants will receive a book.

    60. Incorporating Google Suite of Apps in the Classroom Grades K-5

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Grades K-5 General and Special Education Teachers

    Dates: 6/12/2019

    Ready to incorporate more of the Google Suite of Apps in your classroom? Join us to learn how to integrate Google Classroom, Docs, Slides, Sheets, Keep, and Forms, as well as Google Earth, Maps, Tour Creator, YouTube, and Sites. It's amazing what students can do with these easy to learn collaboration tools! We'll share ideas and create templates you can use in your classroom.

    Lunch on your own

    Melissa Englert is a Fullbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Alumna through U.S. Department of State and a Google Certified Innovator. She works with teachers and students to leverage technology to improve teaching and learning.

    Participants will need to bring their own laptop, chromebook, or iPad. Make sure that you have access to install apps & extensions.

    61. Let's Score!

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Grade 2-6 Teachers and Instructional Coaches

    Dates: 6/12/2019

    New
    Let's practice scoring student writing with the grade level writing rubrics. We'll create roundtables, do some scoring, share our thinking, and reflect on the results: What are common understandings? What are students doing well? How can we facilitate growth in student writing? What are common strategies we can recommend and share? Some writing samples will be provided, but please bring samples of student writing, from basic to proficient. Our goals are to clarify expectations across grade levels and the modes of writing, and to learn from each other how to develop successful writers.

    Missouri teacher standards addressed: 1.2; 4.1;6.1

    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.

    62. Number Talks in Grades K-2

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 6/12/2019

    Number Talks is a powerful pedagogical tool that builds mathematical thinkers who can reason and communicate their thinking to others. Join us to see how Number Talks can become your number one formative assessment tool in the classroom, while promoting computational fluency and number sense. Number Talks also enhances language development and social skills. Participants will receive the book "Number Talks" by Sherry Parrish.

    63. 2018-2019 Leadership Academy - Region II, Heart of MO-RPDC - Regional Meetings

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

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

    Dates: 6/12/2019 to 6/14/2019

    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 13-15, 2018 at Stoney Creek in Columbia; Winter Meeting will be held January 9-11, 2019 at Stoney Creek in Columbia; and Graduation will be held June 12-14, 2019 at Hilton Garden Inn and Conference in Columbia. Four Regional meetings to be held in Regional Schools. Regional meeting dates will be determined at the kick-off meeting. Registration fee of $600 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.

    64. Leadership Academy - Graduation 2019

    Program: DESE - Leadership Academy

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

    Dates: 6/12/2019 to 6/14/2019

    Graduation celebration for those who participated in the year long Leadership Academy.

    65. Incorporating Google Suite of Apps in the Classroom Grades 6-12

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Grades 6-12 General and Special Education Teachers

    Dates: 6/13/2019

    Ready to incorporate more of the Google Suite of Apps in your classroom? Join us to learn how to integrate Google Classroom, Docs, Slides, Sheets, Keep, and Forms, as well as Google Earth, Maps, Tour Creator, YouTube, and Sites. It's amazing what students can do with these easy to learn collaboration tools! We'll share ideas and create templates you can use in your classroom.

    Lunch on your own

    Melissa Englert is a Fullbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Alumna through U.S. Department of State and a Google Certified Innovator. She works with teachers and students to leverage technology to improve teaching and learning.

    Participants will need to bring their own laptop, chromebook, or iPad. Make sure that you have access to install apps & extensions.

    66. Preparing for the MAP: Developing 3-5 Writers

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: 3-5 Teachers, Title 1 Literacy Teachers

    Dates: 6/13/2019

    Teaching writing can be challenging. Have you struggled with any of the following:
    -Where do I find the time to teach writing?
    -What should I teach?
    -What should writing time sound and look like?

    This session will help answer each of these questions while providing practical tips that can be implemented from the beginning of the year to prepare students for the state assessment. Help your students to not only succeed on the MAP, but help them grow their writing skills to be middle and high school ready.

    Lunch on your own

    67. Reaching and Teaching Students with Dyslexia and other Reading Disorders Levels I & II

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Grades K-12 General and Special Education Teachers, Title Reading and Interventionists

    Dates: 6/13/2019 to 6/14/2019


    This course will cover the Level I and Level II courses from 2018. This course precedes Dyslexia Advanced which moves deeper into vocabulary and comprehension.

    This session will take a closer look into understanding, reaching, and teaching students with reading difficulties or signs of dyslexia. Early identification of dyslexia helps a student receive the assistance and resources they need to be successful. While introductory time will be spent understanding signs of dyslexia, most of the instructional time in this session will be hands-on strategy development of effective instruction for students who show common characteristics of dyslexia. The learning application begins with the foundational keys to evidence-based reading instruction for phonemic/phonological awareness and phonics that impacts reading and spelling, according to current brain research.


    Lunch on your own Optional one hour of graduate credit available

    68. Number Talks in Grades 3-5

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 6/13/2019

    Number Talks is a powerful pedagogical tool that builds mathematical thinkers who can reason and communicate their thinking to others. Join us to see how Number Talks can become your number one formative assessment tool in the classroom, while promoting computational fluency and number sense. Number Talks also enhances language development and social skills. Participants will receive a book.

    69. Moving Beyond Blank Stares to True Student Engagement

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5 Stanberry R-II School District (Stanberry, MO)

    Audience: K-12 Educators, Administrators

    Dates: 6/17/2019

    New Domain Session
    Have you ever exhausted your instructional toolbox with your hard to reach students? This session will focus on providing engaging and effective student-centered instruction by building relationships and using a variety of research based strategies to engage students in their own learning. Participants will learn how to keep student's thinking challenged, while implementing best practices in their daily lessons. Walk away knowing how to select strong activities, tasks and assignments that not only spark students' interests, but meet their learning needs and modalities.

    Lunch on your own

    70. Pathways to Reading Year 1

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: K-6 classroom, special education, title 1, ESL educators

    Dates: 6/17/2019 to 6/25/2019

    Pathways to Reading is a program designed to assist the teacher to understand phonemic awareness and phonics and their relationship to the development of reading and spelling preventively and remedially. This training is designed to assist the teacher to understand phonemic awareness and phonics and their relationship to the development of reading and spelling preventively and remedially. Participants will learn about recent research findings and conclusions. They will learn how to assess and teach phonemic awareness and phonics and integrate the instruction with the other research based components of Fluency, Vocabulary and Comprehension. Participants learn how to differentiate and pace small group instruction as they provide tier one through tier three support in an RTI model.

    Fee includes: 1 teacher manual set, 1 sample small group folder and membership to PTR resource library. Lunch on your own.
    Teacher kits with manipulatives are not included in the training fee. They may be purchased from the PTR online store.

    Optional two hours summer graduate credit is available.

    71. Becoming an Assessment Capable Learner School: Overview for School Leaders

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: K-12 school leaders, leadership team/PDC leaders

    Dates: 6/18/2019

    Description: John Hattie shares in his Visible Learning research that, as educators, almost nothing we do harms kids and most of what we do leads kids to learning. So, as we talk about "what works", we should be focused on "what works best" to maximize student learning. This highest impact instructional practice, ACL, has an effect size of 1.33 (equivalent to three years+ of student growth). Participants will learn the seven steps to developing an ACL school and how these steps lead to not only higher levels of student learning, but increases in student ownership and motivation towards their learning. standards in their classrooms.

    Lunch on your own

    72. Preparing for the MAP: Writing in the 6-8 Classroom

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: Albany R-III School District (Albany, MO)

    Audience: 6-8 Writing/ELA Teachers

    Dates: 6/18/2019

    The shift in writing instruction occurs at sixth grade when students build on past instruction in opinion & persuasive writing and begin learning how to write an effective argument. This session will look at methods to instruct students in developing a well-crafted argumentative essay as well as additional methods to support writing instruction in the middle school classroom.

    Lunch on your own

    73. *Planning Professional Learning to Impact Student Performance (formerly PDC Workshop)

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

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

    Audience: building teams comprised of PD Committee members and the building principal

    Dates: 6/18/2019

    New
    Note: This training is designed for building teams comprised of members of the Professional Development Committee and the building principal.

    DATE: Tuesday, June 18, 2019

    TIME: 9:00am-12:00pm*
    *Teams who would like to stay and work on their plans are welcome to do so; presenters will stay to be available to answer questions, etc.

    LOCATION: Hometown Restaurant - 103 W. Chestnut in Clarence, MO

    COST: Free

    If your building or district is committed to the continuous improvement of student learning opportunities for each and every student, professional learning is an essential ingredient. High quality professional learning is designed to position all educators for success by strengthening each educator's professional practice to ensure high levels of performance for all students.

    In this workshop, we will explore the role of the professional development committee (PDC) in planning, implementing, and evaluating on-going, focused professional learning connected to growth in student learning. In addition to looking at Missouri's requirements for PDCs, we will explore national standards for professional learning. We will also expand the traditional definition of professional learning to enable planners to ensure that it is a comprehensive, ongoing, comprehensive process-not just an event.

    At the end of the workshop, teams will have the opportunity to stay and develop an action plan to frame next steps in deepening the professional learning process in their school.

    74. Creative Writing in Elementary Social Studies and Science

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Grade 2-6 Teachers and Instructional Coaches

    Dates: 6/18/2019

    New
    When it's time to teach reading and writing skills, we don't have to do it during "ELA" time". ELA standards can be taught in any content area and across the entire school day. We will begin by evaluating some cross-curricular units that have students using critical thinking skills and problem solving alongside their reading and writing tasks with the added benefit of building content and background knowledge. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a laptop or tablet, and a pair of clean socks to wear while we're walking on a room-size map of Missouri. You'll leave with a plan for an engaging cross-curricular unit! Science and social studies topics will be the focus of the writing. Missouri teacher standards addressed: 1.2; 4.1;6.1

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

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

    75. SW-PBS Tier 1 - Preparation Phase Training

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

    Audience: Building Administrator with at least 2 Tier 1 Team Members

    Dates: 6/18/2019 to 2/11/2020

    Missouri School-Wide Positive Behavior Support (MO SW-PBS) will be hosting this series of six workshops designed for Preparation Phase school teams (administrator and two other team members-minimum) beginning implementation of SW-PBS. Teams will meet together to learn about the Essential Components of SW-PBS, share progress towards creating the systems needed for future implementation of SW-PBS and network together to share developing SW-PBS practices. For current SW-PBS Tier 1 Preparation Phase schools only.

    Outcomes: By the end of these sessions participants will be able to:
    ** Develop, with staff, lesson plans to teach building school-wide expectations and non-classroom specific behaviors and procedures.
    ** Consider how to gain commitment from all stakeholders on teaching social behavioral skills.
    ** Demonstrate specific positive feedback that specifically describes behavior and uses rationales.
    ** Develop a tangible reinforcement system to enhance the use of specific positive feedback.
    ** Develop and implement an effective menu or continuum of positive reinforcement that serves to motivate all students across settings.
    ** Define what constitutes a "major" or office-managed behavior that warrants an office referral.
    ** Develop an office referral form with all essential data fields, and clarify procedures surrounding the use of office referrals.
    ** Use respectful strategies for staff-managed "minor" inappropriate behavior.

    Aligns with and supports Missouri Teacher Standards: Standard #2, Quality Indicator 1; #5, Quality Indicator 1, #7, Quality Indicator 6; #8, Quality Indicator 2

    Leader Standards: #1, Quality Indicator 1; #2, Quality Indicator 1; #4, Quality Indicator 1, 2 complete and discuss the PBIS Assessments to monitor and guide development and implementation

    Lunch will be provided.

    76. 2019 Transition Training Institute - Are Missouri's Students Engaged?

    Program: DESE - Transition Institute

    Location: 2 Holiday Inn Executive Center - Columbia (Columbia, MO) [map]

    Audience: Superintendents, middle and high school principals, special education directors, general and special education teachers, counselors, school psychologists, and parents

    Dates: 6/18/2019 to 6/20/2019

    The institute will focus on programs and structures to support students in graduating and moving toward postsecondary goals. There will be a variety of presentations which will focus on compliance, school-based enterprises, self-advocacy, employment, social/emotional intelligence and career readiness with an emphasis on lower cognitive students within each of these areas. School districts are encouraged to bring teams of individuals including both general education and special education teachers, administrators, and counselors to gather information, create action plans, and disseminate information for the coming year. Specific enrollment instructions and additional information can be found at https://dese.mo.gov/special-education/effective-practices/secondary-transition.

    77. Project ACCESS Summer Conference featuring Dr. Scott Bellini of Building Social relationships

    Program: Project ACCESS

    Location: Fox C-6 Service Center (Arnold, MO) [map]

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

    Dates: 6/19/2019

    New

    Project ACCESS is proud to host this workshop featuring keynote speaker Dr. Scott Bellini.

    Dr. Bellini is a well-known and highly-regarded psychologist who has published numerous manuscripts related to autism spectrum disorder, as well as the book Building Social Relationships. He has served as Director of Research and Clinical Services at the Indiana Resource Center for Autism, and is an Associate Professor at Indiana University Bloomington, as well as the Director of the Social Skills Research Clinic at the Institute for Child Study. Dr. Bellini has provided numerous lectures across the country regarding social skill interventions and programming for students on the autism spectrum. First 25 college students to register will be admitted free. Email Mringer@missouristate.edu to see if you qualify!

    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 or money order payable to Project ACCESS/Missouri State University, MUST PRESENT PAYMENT FOR ADMITTANCE ON OR BEFORE THE DAY OF THE CONFERENCE

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

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: 3-5 Teachers and Administrators

    Dates: 6/20/2019

    Our new science state assessment requires the use of literacy skills. Come join us as we discover strategies to integrate Science with our 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 on your own

    79. Facilitating Organizational Energy for Change

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: K-12 school leaders, leadership team/PDC leaders

    Dates: 6/20/2019

    Promoting the success of each student by building leadership capacity in the following MLDS domains:
    Relational * Instructional * Visionary * Innovative * Managerial

    One common pattern in change leadership is that change efforts often run out of fuel before they accomplish their objective. Change takes energy. It requires more organizational energy to change something than to leave it unchanged. Energy for change tends to be plentiful in the early stages. Change can be exciting, even motivational, at the beginning of the process. It is later, once the initial start-up has passed, that change efforts tend to stall. Leaders will walk away from this session with practical strategies that will prove to positively impact both current and future change efforts.

    Part of the session will include a Northwest Missouri Principal Panel to share their experiences and answer questions

    80. Check and Connect Comprehensive Training for School Teams

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: 6-12 Teams consisting of administrators, classroom teachers, special education teachers and counselors

    Dates: 6/24/2019 to 6/25/2019

    Check and Connect is a comprehensive intervention designed to help marginalized, disengaged students in grades K-12. Through structured mentoring intervention in school, Check & Connect is used to promote relationship-building, problem-solving, and the systematic use of data to enhance engagement and learning for student success. In this workshop, participants will learn about the Check & Connect intervention and how to implement it in their school.

    Rather than dropout prevention, Check & Connect emphasizes school completion. It seeks to help students graduate from high school with social, emotional, and academic competence.

    This Check & Connect workshop is Comprehensive Implementation Training for school teams that should include at least 3 people (an administrator and lead teachers or counselors).

    Fee includes training and training manuals WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. Lunch provided.

    After training, teams will identify district mentors who will then attend a 1-Day Onsite Training for Mentor Support.Ongoing support by trainers is available as needed with additional support provided through online resources.

    81. Cracking the Code of Critical Thinking

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: PK-12 teachers and administrators

    Dates: 6/24/2019 to 6/25/2019

    As with every code there is a specific combination that will result in success. Cracking the code of critical thinking is no different. Participants will gain knowledge that will lead to the implementation of instructional techniques and strategies to promote critical thinking in students. Areas addressed are
    1) characteristics of an environment that is optimal for learning
    2) questioning techniques before, during, and after instruction
    3) student manipulation of content curriculum through the use of strategies that lead to thinking critically. Attend this two-day session and learn the many combinations of strategies to unlocking the skill of critical thinking in your students!

    Lunch provided

    Optional one hour of graduate credit available

    This workshop supports Missouri Teacher Standard: 4.1

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

    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: 6/24/2019

    New
    Is your student showing signs of dyslexia? What are those signs? What are teaching methods you can use to address the needs of these struggling readers? This workshop will take a closer look into understanding, reaching, and teaching, students with reading difficulties that might be signs of dyslexia. The challenges of dyslexia may seem daunting. But there is good news. Early identification of dyslexia helps a student receive the assistance and resources they need to be successful.

    This training will include hands-on application of the following topics:
  • Understanding Characteristics
  • Core and Causal Factors
  • Addressing Foundational Needs of the Learner through Phonological Awareness and Phonics

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

    If you attend a workshop for which you have not registered, a late fee will be applied.
  • 83. Reaching and Teaching Students with Characteristics of Dyslexia - Level II

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

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

    Dates: 6/25/2019

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

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

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

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

    If you attend a workshop for which you have not registered, a late fee will be applied.
  • 84. SW-PBS Tier 1 - Emerging Phase

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

    Audience: Building Administrator and at least two Tier 1 Team members

    Dates: 6/25/2019 to 2/20/2020

    Missouri School-Wide Positive Behavior Support (MO SW-PBS). This is a series of six sessions designed for school teams beginning their first full year of SW-PBS implementation. Content will emphasize deeper understanding and implementation of the Essential Components of SW-PBS, implementation of effective classroom practices, and the use of data for quality decision making. These sessions are for current SW-PBS Tier 1 Emerging schools only.

    Outcomes for this session include:
    ** Implementing Data-Based Decision-Making to analyze fidelity of implementation of SW-PBS - specifically looking at multiple data sources (informal surveys, self-assessments, peer observations, walk-throughs, and interviews.)
    ** Developing systems for annually collecting, reviewing, and reporting student assistance referrals both social and academic.
    ** Identifying the value and features of Classroom Practice. Supervision.
    ** Use of effective action planning to guide and monitor development and implementation tasks.

    Aligns with and supports Missouri Teacher Standards:
    Standard #2, Quality Indicator 1; #5, Quality Indicator 1, #7, Quality Indicator 6; #8, Quality Indicator 2

    Leader Standards: #1, Quality Indicator 1; #2, Quality Indicator 1; #4, Quality Indicator 1,2

    Lunch will be provided.

    85. Post-Secondary Transition for Novices

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Middle and High School Special Education Teachers, High School Counselors

    Dates: 6/26/2019

    Post-Secondary Transition plays an important part in a 15-21 year old's IEP. From Assessment, Present Level, Form C, Course of Study, to Post-Secondary Goals and Objectives, this training will provide the novice with an understanding and hands-on practice to write compliant and quality IEP's. This session will help prepare educators to assist students in planning for post-secondary success.

    Lunch on your own

    86. 2019 Energy Educator Workshop

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 6/26/2019

    Free Energy Themed Professional Development sponsored by Liberty Utilities & Missouri Botanical Gardens EarthWays Center

    Explore the science behind energy through hands-on, interactive activities and classroom lessons aligned to Missouri Learning Standards.

    Workshop topics will include:
    -background information about energy topics including forms and sources
    -discussion of energy efficiency and conservation
    -connections between energy and electricity
    -renewable energy sources and solutions

    Participants will receive:
    -lunch and a $75 stipend
    -digital copies of all lesson activities
    -energy science toolkit to get started bringing lessons to life in the classroom

    87. SW-PBS Tier 2 - Session 1

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 6/26/2019

    By Invitation Only. This training will consist of 4 days throughout the school year and is designed for schools new to Tier 2.

    Session 1 will focus on foundational knowledge including review of SW-PBS, key features of Tier 2 systems, intensifying supports for students at-risk, confirming readiness for Tier 2 at the school level, review of MO SW-PBS Decision Making Model, establishing a Tier 2 Specialized Behavior Support Team, mapping out a Tier 2 Action Plan, evaluating existing systems for addressing emotional and behavioral needs of students, developing a communication plan, and planning for effective Tier 2 meetings.

    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:
    June 26 June 27 September 19 October 17 January 17 February 26

    88. Effective Behavior Management Using the Great 8

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: Albany R-III School District (Albany, MO)

    Audience: K-12 teachers, administrators, counselors and special education teachers.

    Dates: 6/27/2019

    New Domain Session
    Are the daily demands of behavior management in your classroom getting you down? Join us to learn proven strategies that will assist in this dilemma. Participants in this workshop will learn how to implement the 8 Effective Teaching and Learning Practices that are research and evidence based. These practices will then lead into a discussion of function based thinking that will help classroom teachers identify the root cause of student behavior. The use of these practices will not only increase the engagement of your students, but will also increase the likelihood of appropriate behavior re-occurring in your classrooms.

    Lunch on your own

    89. Personalized Learning with Differentiation and UDL

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Grades K-12 General and Special Education Teachers

    Dates: 6/27/2019

    This training will provide practical and simple methods to adapt curriculum and teaching strategies based on student needs. We will focus on instructional practices that current brain research has led us to find most successful in student learning and teacher instruction. The end result is higher student achievement. We will examine ways to layer curriculum and look at how a variety of student needs can be met according to student style of learning, multiple intelligences, and culture. Come join us as we investigate hands-on ways to diagnose learner profile needs and explore various instructional strategies to meet the needs of different learners. Time will also be spent on Universal Design for Learning, using research-based instructional practices and technology to personalize instruction.

    Lunch on your own
    Optional 1 hour of graduate credit available if you also take Differentiation:G Suite Style on June 28.

    90. Visual Learning with Chromebooks

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Grades K-12 General and Special Education Teachers

    Dates: 6/27/2019

    We will explore ways to use Chromebooks for CREATION and VISIBLE THINKING. You will learn ways to collect evidence of student thinking using a variety of apps and resources! Apps, extensions and add-ons will allow your students to create and foster collaboration, leading to learning at a much deeper level.

    Lunch on your own

    Diane Gremp serves as the Instructional Technology Coordinator at South Central RPDC. She is a Google Certified Trainer and a member of ISTE.

    Participants will need to bring their own chromebook. Make sure that you have access to install apps & extensions. Suggested that you bring headphones with a microphone.

    91. Book into Science

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: K-5 Teachers

    Dates: 6/27/2019

    New
    In this highly interactive workshop, you will engage in hands-on learning using children's books, learn about the 5E Instructional Model and how to incorporate 5E into your classroom. You will begin to fill your toolbox with a wealth of effective ways to implement the new MO Science Standards and help your students master the science and engineering practices, disciplinary core ideas and crosscutting concepts found in the new MO Learning Standards-Science Expectations using children's literature.

    Join me for the day to learn how to make connections using the latest standards and time to network and build lessons that fit into your elementary classroom.

    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.

    92. SW-PBS Emerging Team Training - Meeting 1

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 6/27/2019

    New
    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

    93. SW-PBS Tier 2 - Session 2

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 6/27/2019

    By Invitation Only. This training will consist of 4 days throughout the school year and is designed for schools new to Tier 2.

    Session 2 builds on the systems knowledge from session 1, preparing the teams to implement a function-based intervention for students at-risk. Specific learning in this session includes developing a data-based process for student identification, ensuring efficient and effective gathering and review of data, selecting appropriate function-based interventions, monitoring student response to interventions, and making decisions about student response based on progress monitoring data.

    Recommended participants: School administrator, representative with specialized academic knowledge (general ed teacher, at-risk teacher, etc.), representative with specialized behavior knowledge (special ed teacher, counselor, interventionist, etc.), additional participants who will serve as Tier 2 team members.

    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:
    June 26 June 27 October 17 January 17 February 26

    94. Differentiation: G Suite Style

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Grades K-12 General and Special Education Teachers

    Dates: 6/28/2019

    Google Apps have allowed educators to start making the shift toward student-centered instruction, where students own and control more of their learning. In this session, we’ll uncover strategies you can use to differentiate learning using Docs, Slides, and Forms. Learn about tools and Chrome extensions that support all learners in your classroom.

    Lunch on your own
    Optional 1 hour of graduate credit available if you also take Personalized Learning with Differentiation and UDL on June 27.

    Diane Gremp serves as the Instructional Technology Coordinator at South Central RPDC. She is a Google Certified Trainer and a member of ISTE.

    Participants will need to bring their own laptop or chromebook. Make sure that you have access to install apps & extensions. Suggested that you bring headphones with a microphone.

    95. SW-PBS Emerging Team Training - Meeting 2

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 6/28/2019

    New
    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

    96. Reaching and Teaching Students with Dyslexia and Other Reading Disorders - Advanced

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Grades K-6 Teachers (including Special Education, Title I and Literacy Interventionists)

    Dates: 7/8/2019 to 7/9/2019


    Prerequisite: Dyslexia Reaching and Teaching Level I and II training.

    This two-day session will move into the deeper orthographic needs of students with characteristics of dyslexia and other reading disorders. Participants will analyze student errors to determine learning needs for instruction and accommodations. Time will be spent on what brain research says about effective vocabulary and comprehension instruction in relationship to language development.


    Lunch on your own Optional one hour of graduate credit available

    97. Check and Connect

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

    Audience: General ED & SPED Leadership Teams, and Principals

    Dates: 7/8/2019 to 7/9/2019

    Check and 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 and Connect is to foster school completion with academic and social competence. You will receive both manuals and other training materials used. Time will be provided for you to enjoy lunch on your own.

    98. *Ambitious Teaching: Taking Action to Ensure Student Achievement - Session II

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Dates: 7/9/2019

    New
    Purposeful Questions, Facilitating Meaningful Math Discourse, and Number Talks

    DATE: Tuesday, July 9, 2019
    TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm
    LOCATION: Truman State University Student Union Building TBA
    COST: $100* - Morning refreshments and lunch included
    *Please see note at bottom about discount for attending all sessions.

    Teachers are being asked to change roles and to become facilitators of student learning. To accomplish this in mathematics, they are often required to practice "ambitious teaching." In ambitious teaching, the teacher provides students with challenging tasks and then observes and 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 series of workshops--beginning this summer & continuing into the school year--is suitable for the K-6 teacher and will take a deep look at teaching in math. In Session II, we will look at Purposeful Questions and ways to Facilitate Meaningful Math Discourse. The quality of our questions can lead to meaningful discussions, and we will explore how we can encourage these conversations in the classroom.

    The final topic of this session will be the idea of Number Talks. We will look at the implementation of Number Talks and spend time practicing in small groups. Often teachers report not using number talks because they don't know how. The practice provided at this session will develop comfort levels, expertise, and confidence.

    Plan to continue your journey into ambitious teaching by joining me for this look into these 3 topics.

    *Each session is a stand-alone workshop. Individual sessions will be $100; HOWEVER, teachers who choose to attend all 6 sessions will receive a discount, with the final cost of $450.

    99. The Effective Math Classroom

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: K-8 math teachers, Title math teachers, SpEd teachers, Administrators

    Dates: 7/10/2019 to 7/11/2019

    New Domain Session
    Why are students so quick to say, "½I'm not good at math'?

    We will explore ways to move students from a 'fixed' to 'growth' mindset in the math classroom. Participants will learn how to implement norms in the classroom and walk away with strategies and games to take student learning to a deeper level.

    Lunch on your own
    Optional 1 hour of graduate credit available.

    100. SW-PBS Reconnect

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: PK-12 teachers, administrators, and special education teachers

    Dates: 7/10/2019 to 3/25/2020

    This session is designed to support SW-PBS schools that have completed Tier 1 training and see evidence of system pieces needing attention. This experience is highly recommended to schools who have experienced turnover in staff and are interested in rebuilding or deepening their capacity in SW-PBS.

    School-Wide Positive Behavior Support is a research based system that has guided many schools in Northwest Missouri in creating safe and predictable learning environments for students. Tier 1 is the foundation of the system and it is critical that it be implemented with fidelity. This four-day training will assist SW-PBS school team members in evaluating and reconnecting to the eight essential foundational pieces of SW-PBS.

    Lunch will be provided.

    101. Dyslexia Data: Interpreting the Data and Identifying Next Steps for Effective Reading Instruction and Intervention

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Grades K-6 Teachers (including Special Education, Title I and Literacy Interventionists)

    Dates: 7/11/2019 to 7/12/2019


    Prerequisite: Dyslexia Reaching and Teaching Level I and II training.

    This course will move into the deeper orthographic needs of students with characteristics of dyslexia and other reading disorders. Which data can impact student growth most effectively? Where do I start? What matters most? The next steps leading to effective instruction and intervention will be covered and practiced for application. Participants will analyze student errors to determine learning needs for instruction and accommodations according to what research has taught us about reading and the brain. Time will be allotted to consider directions for setting up a system to address the needs of struggling students.


    Lunch on your own Optional one hour of graduate credit available