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1. SW-PBS Early Childhood Networking Session

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Audience: SW=PBS Team Members working in Early Childhood Centers. **Early Childhood Centers exploring implementation are welcome as well.

Dates: 10/21/2019

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Early Childhood Teams in the Kansas City region will actively network, share best practices, Be inspired by stories from regional Early Childhood colleagues, and examine the status of implementation. Borrow and share ideas to keep SW-PBS alive and active in your school! Leave inspired and with new Early Childhood network connections!

Outcomes:


•By the end of this session participants will be able to


•Strengthen current SW-PBS implementation efforts using ideas from other building


•Develop a plan for SW-PBS implementation for the remainder academic year


•Build a professional learning network

Cost: FREE

2. Developmentally Appropriate Practices for our Youngest Learners

Program: RPDC - Southeast

Location: 1 University Center (Cape Girardeau, MO) [map]

Dates: 10/21/2019

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What does research tell us regarding our youngest learners, those students in our early childhood years? What are developmentally appropriate practices related to brain and physical development. Even MORE importantly, what is NOT developmentally appropriate. What do our youngest clientele really need to be life-long learners and how do we plan for these activities?

Please join Paula Berry for this engaging discussion to enhance experiences for teachers to relate and teach our students in early childhood.

3. SW-PBS Tier 3 Foundational Practices - Day 2

Program: RPDC - South Central

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

Dates: 10/21/2019

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There are four dates for this workshop. You will need to register for EACH workshop separately.
  • Monday, September 23, 2019 - Day 1
  • Monday, October 21, 2019 - Day 2
  • Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - Day 3
  • Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - Day 4

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

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

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

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

    Session 4:
  • Monitoring and evaluating student progress

    Presenter: Jeanie Carey and Rebecca Roberts

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

  • 4. Teaching Global and Growing Your Social Studies Teacher Toolbox

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Social Studies Teachers

    Dates: 10/21/2019

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    There are so many great ideas for teachers on the internet but how do we know if they work? In this workshop, educators will learn about new ways to engage students in the classroom that are tech based, tactile, collaborative, or a combination of each. Anything presented in this workshop has been successfully used in the classroom and can be adapted to your teaching strategies. Also be prepared to bring your best lesson ideas so we can collaborate and learn from one another.

    With the advent of technology, the world has become a smaller place and that means more opportunities for teachers and students to connect with people all over the world. In the second part of this session, educators will learn about how to integrate global collaborations in their classroom and also learn how to travel the world with other educators at no cost! Teaching global is transformative and so much fun!
    Lunch included.

    Presenters: Dr. Rhett Oldham, President-Elect for the Missouri Council for the Social Studies and teaches World History at Ste. Genevieve High School and Middle School. Melissa Englert, Google Certified Innovator #SWE17; Teachers for Global Classrooms Alumna; and CS Discoveries Facilitator in partnership with Code.org

    5. VIRTUAL - Check & Connect Overview - The Power of One Caring Adult in a Student's life

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Virtual Meeting (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 10/21/2019

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    Check & Connect is a comprehensive intervention designed to enhance student engagement at school and with learning for marginalized, disengaged students in grades K-12, through relationship building, problem solving and capacity building, and persistence. Check & Connect promotes student engagement at school and with learning through relationships with mentors who help fuel students' academic motivation. Student engagement is conceptualized as academic engagement, behavioral engagement, cognitive engagement, and affective engagement. Check & Connect began in 1990 with funding support from the US Department of Education and continues to meet the rigorous guidelines for evidence standards of the What Works Clearinghouse as the only intervention for positive effects for dropout prevention. This virtual training session delivered through the Zoom platform, will help participants understand the framework of Check & Connect, begin to establish the necessary components for successful implementation, and begin identifying the personnel needed to successfully carryout this intervention. Check & Connect can be used as a Tier 2 intervention within buildings implementing Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support or any building looking for an intervention to improve dropout rates, build a mentoring program, as a way to reach students who are disengaged and unmotivated, or as a behavioral intervention for at-risk students.

    6. VIRTUAL - Identifying Specific Learning Disabilities: Meeting Compliance Requirements Through Quality Decisions

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Virtual Meeting (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 10/21/2019

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    During this session will be using the MO State Plan for Special Education and the MO Standards and Indicators to discuss the eligibility criteria and how to use data and assessment results to make quality eligibility decisions. We will discuss both the discrepancy model and the use of response to scientific research-based intervention model.
    The other dates and topics in this series (register separately for each) include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Audience: Administrators, Teachers, School Counselors, and Career Educators

    Dates: 10/22/2019

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    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 Series 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. Participants are invited to register for Part 2 of the externship series; designed to connect the job with the preparation/training. Administrators, School Counselors, and Teachers will participate in 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.

    8. DESE's K-12 Missouri State Literacy Plan Informational Workshop

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: Missouri, K-12 ELA educators, principals, curriculum directors, assistant superintendents, superintendents, instructional coaches, all involved in supporting literacy for students.

    Dates: 10/22/2019

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    In Missouri, local school boards make curriculum decisions tailored to the needs of their students and communities. The state literacy plan is not a mandated document for districts but rather a collection of resources, ideas and themes that might be considered in building a local, comprehensive literacy plan.

    The K-12 Missouri State Literacy Plan is an evidence-based resource for administrators and teachers with useful information for parents and caregivers all along the K-12 continuum. It provides information on integrating literacy instruction with the state standards and current knowledge about literacy development. It offers ideas and links to resources to promote literacy, provides clear guidance on the components of a comprehensive literacy system, incorporates evidence-based practices necessary to achieve long-term success for students and guides districts in developing a comprehensive literacy plan. This interactive half-day workshop will provide participants a blueprint with the essential components of an effective district/building literacy plan for improving student literacy.

    Participants will have time to reflect using the "What's Your Status?" questions either as starting points for developing a new local literacy plan or evaluating a current plan. Time for questions/answers and sharing of resources will be a priority.

    Participants are encouraged to bring their copy of the K-12 Missouri State Literacy Plan available 8/1/19, on the - DESE English language arts web page

    Using the K-12 Missouri State Literacy Plan as a guide, it is the hope that individual school districts will design their own literacy plan to meet the needs of their students.

    9. MO Math Standards Updates - Grade Level 6-12

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

    Audience: Grade Level 6-12 Superintendents, Principals, Teachers, Test Coordinators, and Counselors

    Dates: 10/22/2019

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    This session is for 6-12 grade levels.

    In this session, Chip Sharp, Mathematics Director from DESE will provide updates on State Mathematics Assessments for 2019-2020. In addition there will be an interactive portion of the meeting devoted to linking item writing/content to new Missouri Expectations.

    10. Regional Special Education Fiscal Training-St. Louis (10/22/2019)

    Program: DESE - Special Education Finance

    Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel-St. Louis-Chesterfield (Chesterfield, MO)

    Audience: Superintendent, Special Education Director, and Bookkeeper/Finance Staff

    Dates: 10/22/2019

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    This training will cover pertinent fiscal accountability requirements related to special education finance, specific examples of these requirements, the monitoring questions used to determine compliance, and corrective actions necessary to meet IDEA fiscal compliance. All districts/LEAs are welcome to attend regardless of cohort assignment and/or monitoring cycle. It is strongly encouraged that both the Special Education Director and the Bookkeeper/Finance staff attend the training together.

    The training will be held from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. Breakfast and lunch will not be provided. Participants will be released for lunch. Coffee, tea, soda, and water will be available throughout the day.

    Participants are encouraged to bring the district/LEA's current year general ledger with them to the training.

    For questions, contact Leslie Turpin at Leslie.Turpin@dese.mo.gov or 573-751-7022.

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

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

    Dates: 10/22/2019 to 2/6/2020

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

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

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

    Dates: 10/22/2019 to 4/22/2020

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

    13. MO SW-PBS Tier 2 - Social Skills Intervention Group (SSIG) Session 1

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

    Location: 2 B105 Assessment Resource Center, 2800 Maguire Blvd, University of MO (Columbia, MO)

    Dates: 10/22/2019

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    Missouri Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support (MO SWPBS) will host a two day training workshop for teams interested in learning how to implement a Tier 2, group-oriented social, emotional, and behavioral skills instructional group. Key aspects of the training sessions include identification of appropriate candidates for a social skills intervention, assessment of skill deficits, curriculum and program design, how to effectively teach a social skills lesson, and techniques for monitoring student progress during the intervention. In addition, several strategies for promoting generalization and maintenance also will be provided. Outcomes: By the end of these sessions, participants will be able to implement a Social Skills Intervention Groups. Session 1: -Tell main findings of research associated with use of a SSIG. Describe students who are most likely to benefit from a social skills intervention. -Identify implementation components of SSIG. -Design a SSIG that is contextually relevant for your students and school while adhering to implementation of critical features.

    14. Special Education Academy - Day 3

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Special Education Teachers, Paraprofessionals, and Directors

    Dates: 10/22/2019

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    There are three dates for this workshop; you must register for EACH DATE separately.
  • October 8, 2019
  • October 15, 2019
  • October 22, 2019

    The South Central RPDC believes in building the capacity of educators to ensure student success - including the success of special education students. To help special education teachers and administrators accomplish this goal, special education compliance consultants will provide a three-day special education academy which will explore many of the essential elements of Special Education. The information shared will be appropriate for all grade levels of Special Education teachers.

    Topics include the following:
    October 8 - Special Education Process
    October 15 - Quality Eligibility Determinations
    October 22 - Writing Quality IEPs

    Topics such as "hot topics in special education" and "accommodations and modifications" will also be blended into the presentations.

    PARTICIPANTS ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND ALL THREE DAYS.

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

    Lunch will be provided. If you have any dietary restrictions, please inform us at least seven (7) days in advance.
  • 15. MO Math Standards Updates - Grade Level K-5

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

    Audience: Grade Level K-5 Superintendents, Principals, Teachers, Test Coordinators, and Counselors

    Dates: 10/22/2019

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    This session is for K-5 grade levels.

    In this session Chip Sharp, Mathematics Director from DESE, will provided updates on State Mathematics Assessments for 2019-2020. In addition there will be an interactive portion of the meeting devoted to linking item writing/content to new Missouri Expectations.

    16. Librarians: Learn How to Shine!

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

    Audience: Exemplary School Librarians

    Dates: 10/23/2019

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    Learn about SB 743 and DESE's recognition of exemplary school library programs. DESE ELA Assistant Director-and former high school librarian-Lisa Scroggs will share the scoring rubric and other information that will be helpful in preparing programs that wish to apply for this recognition. Participants will have an opportunity to evaluate their own programs and begin working on plans for improvement.

    Participants who have a copy of the complete AASL standards are encouraged to bring this resource to the session.

    17. MTDS Emerging Level II: Beyond BTA - Springfield Cohort 1

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Audience: Beginning Teachers

    Dates: 10/23/2019 to 3/27/2020

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    This high-quality learning experience provides on-going support and job-embedded professional development designed to meet the needs of emerging level teachers. This program includes 3 full days of supports for emerging level teams as well as two 1-hour after-school virtual zoom sessions. Prerequisite: Completion of a Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) The program continues to emphasize classroom culture, but also focuses on instructional design, differentiation, creating learning activities, formative assessment strategies, and feedback. Breakfast will be served at 8:30 am each day with sessions starting at 9:00 am. Lunch will be on your own.

    18. Transition Academy: Charting the Course for the Future

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 10/23/2019 to 11/11/2019

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    The Transition Academy will prepare all educators to assist students in planning for post-secondary success. The academy has three sections: TRANSITION ASSESSMENT, BEST PRACTICES in planning for transition, and SELF-DETERMINATION. Registration and breakfast will be from 8:30-9:00. Training will begin promptly at 9:00 AM. Lunch will be "on your own" from 11:30-12:30. An afternoon snack will be provided. Cancellations must be submitted at least 10 days prior to the October 23rd training date.

    19. Classroom Management: Setting Up a Positive Classroom Environment

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: All classroom teachers

    Dates: 10/23/2019

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

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

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

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

    Lunch will be provided. Please notify us of any dietary restrictions at least seven (7) days in advance.
  • 20. Diving Deeper into Grades 6-8 Expanded Missouri Learning Standards in Mathematics: Part 1 of 2

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 10/23/2019

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

    Join this group of grade 6-8 math educators as they explore research-based practices and network together.

    21. Early Warning Signs

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 10/23/2019

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    The Early Warning Signs is a systemic process that involves the use of proven, evidence-based practices that keep students in school. The process utilizes data to identify students at risk of exiting school prior to graduating. This system also assists in raising students achievement, enhancing student engagement, strengthening attendance, increasing graduation rates and improving post-school outcomes.During this training, participants will become familiar with how, when and why students exit school and what data can be used to curb the exiting of school. The workshop will be from 9-12, but teams may stay to develop a plan for the next steps in preventing students from exiting school early.

    22. Missouri Connection Training - Introduction, Middle School/High School Frameworks and Site Administrators/Staff Account Training

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Designed for beginners or those with limited experience using Missouri Connections. Middle School and High School - counselors, career educators, instructors, transition educators, administrators and others who work with students in career awareness, exploration, development and planning.

    Dates: 10/23/2019

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    Missouri Connections is a comprehensive, online career development and planning program provided free to all Missouri citizens. Funded by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, this program supports the career development efforts of schools, community organizations and adult job seeker programs.

    Missouri Connections provides:
  • Interactive career exploration features
  • Career awareness of the 6 Career Paths and 16 Career Clusters
  • Self-awareness and career assessments
  • Tools for creating an Individual Career & Academic Plan (ICAP)
  • Information on post-secondary educational options including institutions, degree/certificate programs, programs of study, financial aid, etc.
  • Information on career opportunities including, military, self-employment and green jobs
  • Employment process resources including Resume Creator, Job Search and Business Finder
  • Plus much more!

    We will break for lunch on your own.
  • 23. Careers in Agriculture/Rural Entrepreneurship Series - Part 1

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

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

    Audience: Administrators, Teachers, School Counselors, and Career Educators

    Dates: 10/24/2019

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    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 Series 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. Participants are invited to register for Part 2 of the externship series; designed to connect the job with the preparation/training. Administrators, School Counselors, and Teachers will participate in 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.

    24. Regional Special Education Fiscal Training-Jefferson City (10/24/2019)

    Program: DESE - Special Education Finance

    Location: Capitol Plaza Hotel and Convention Center (Jefferson City, MO) [map]

    Audience: Superintendent, Special Education Director, and Bookkeeper/Finance Staff

    Dates: 10/24/2019

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    This training will cover pertinent fiscal accountability requirements related to special education finance, specific examples of these requirements, the monitoring questions used to determine compliance, and corrective actions necessary to meet IDEA fiscal compliance. All districts/LEAs are welcome to attend regardless of cohort assignment and/or monitoring cycle. It is strongly encouraged that both the Special Education Director and the Bookkeeper/Finance staff attend the training together.

    The training will be held from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. Breakfast and lunch will not be provided. Participants will be released for lunch. Coffee, tea, and water will be available throughout the day.

    Participants are encouraged to bring the district/LEA's current year general ledger with them to the training.

    For questions, contact Leslie Turpin at Leslie.Turpin@dese.mo.gov or 573-751-7022.

    25. Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP): YEAR 2 - SECONDARY (Meeting 1 of 2)

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 10/24/2019

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    This is meeting 1 of 2 for second year secondary teachers in the Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP). Second year secondary teachers will meet once per semester. Please register for each meeting separately.

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

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

    Meeting Dates:
    October 24, 2019
    February 20, 2020

    NOTE: Participants must register for each meeting individually.

    26. Missouri Connection Training - (ICAP) the Individual Career and Academic Plan

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

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

    Dates: 10/24/2019

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    This workshop will provide an overview of the Missouri Individual Career & Academic Plan (ICAP) now available as part of Missouri Connections CIS360. This new feature includes a series of activities consisting of assessments, modules and components assigned by grade level beginning in the 8th grade and culminating in the 12th grade.

    As students' complete ICAP activities in CIS360, these populate into an ICAP Print Report compliant with SB 638 requirements.

    The morning session will be demonstration and hands-on training exploring the CIS360 online program. An optional afternoon work session will be open for attendees to continue to work/explore Missouri Connections on your own with Missouri Connections staff available to answer questions and provide user support of program components for Missouri Connections and CIS360.

    This training is from 9:00 am-11:30 am with option work session until 2:30 pm.

    27. MO SW-PBS Tier 3 Advanced (2 of 4 Part Series)

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

    Location: 2 B105 Assessment Resource Center, 2800 Maguire Blvd, University of MO (Columbia, MO)

    Dates: 10/24/2019

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    Tier 3 Advanced Session 2
    • Practice collecting observation data with appropriate measure
    • Determine best method to collect data (paper, apps, permanent products, etc)

    28. LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) - Day 2 - Lonedell R-XIV INVITATION ONLY

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

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

    Dates: 10/25/2019

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    There are four dates for this workshop; you must register for EACH DATE separately. Participants are required to attend all four sessions. We will address each of the four LETRS units respectively.
  • September 23, 2019 - The Challenge of Learning to Read
  • October 25, 2019 - The Speech Sounds of English
  • February 24, 2020 - Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling
  • March 13, 2020 - Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. Instruction is a mixture of face-to-face learning through structured models and online videos of effective classroom instruction.

    FEES ARE COMMUNICATED BY AGREEMENT WITH EACH PARTICIPATING SCHOOL.
  • 29. Southwest Regional Science Collaborative Cohort 2019-2020- All Dates

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Audience: Science Teachers

    Dates: 10/25/2019 to 3/31/2020

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

    The group will meet 4 times in 2019-2020.

    We hope you will join this regional group of dedicated Science teachers!

    Breakfast will be served with lunch on your own.

    30. Southwest Regional Science Collaborative Cohort - Day 1 Only

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Audience: Science Teachers

    Dates: 10/25/2019

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

    Breakfast will be served with lunch on your own.

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

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Audience: Middle School (grades 6-8) Teachers

    Dates: 10/25/2019 to 4/27/2020

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    DATES: Fri, Oct 25, '19 & Mon, Apr 27, '20
    TIME: 9:00am-4:00pm
    LOCATION: Truman State Univ VH 1320
    COST: Free-Lunch on your own

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

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

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

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

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

    Registration deadline is Wed, Oct 23!

    32. Exemplary Library Programs

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building Room 016 (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 10/25/2019

    Starting Soon
    Learn about SB 743 and DESE's recognition of exemplary school library programs. DESE ELA Assistant Director-and former high school librarian-Lisa Scroggs will share the scoring rubric and other information that will be helpful in preparing programs that wish to apply for this recognition. Participants will have an opportunity to evaluate their own programs and begin working on plans for improvement. (Participants who have a copy of the complete AASL standards are encouraged to bring this resource to the session.)

    33. Special Education Self Assessment Training - Kirksville

    Program: DESE - Compliance

    Audience: Cohort 3 Special Education Directors

    Dates: 10/25/2019

    Starting Soon
    This training is being offered to public agencies and Charter Schools going through special education monitoring in the 2019-20 school year (Tiered Federal Monitoring Cohort 3). This training will inform agencies of the requirements related to special education monitoring with specific emphasis on the self-assessment and file review process. Self-assessments will be submitted during the 2019-20 school year for monitoring by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), Office of Special Education. Participants will receive guided practice for reviewing the documentation that demonstrates compliance with the IDEA. Also included will be training on using the new IMACS2.0. Contact DESE Special Education Compliance to determine the monitoring cohort number for your district.

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

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

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

    Audience: Administrators, Teachers, School Counselors, and Career Educators

    Dates: 10/28/2019

    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 Series 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. Participants are invited to register for Part 2 of the externship series; designed to connect the job with the preparation/training. Administrators, School Counselors, and Teachers will participate in 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.

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

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

    Location: 2 B105 Assessment Resource Center, 2800 Maguire Blvd, University of MO (Columbia, MO)

    Dates: 10/28/2019

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

    36. Preschool Academy Year 1, Day 2

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Dates: 10/28/2019

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

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

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


    Registration fee: $300 for all four dates.


    Lunch will be provided. Please notify us in advance of any restrictions.
  • 37. VIRTUAL - Missouri Connections: Introduction/Refresher - Designed for Beginners or Users with Minimal Experience

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Virtual Meeting (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 10/28/2019

    Overview Missouri Connections is a comprehensive, online career development and planning program provided free to all Missouri citizens. Funded by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, this program supports the career development efforts of schools, community organizations and adult job seeker programs. Participants will learn to: ● Create and access user portfolios and manage account settings ● Complete a Career Cluster Inventory and explore occupational, educational and employment opportunities based upon results ● Access the Personal Learning Plan feature and identify components used to generate the plan ● Access Junior (middle school) and High School versions and career implementation framework

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

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

    Location: 2 B105 Assessment Resource Center, 2800 Maguire Blvd, University of MO (Columbia, MO)

    Dates: 10/28/2019

    Student behavior can be a challenge for both new AND veteran teachers. This workshop is designed to assist teachers with managing student behavior by engaging students through consistent and effective cognitive engagement. Learn dozens of practical strategies that can implemented the next day to incorporate movement, higher order thinking, technology, and collaboration as well as formative assessments to guide instruction. There will be opportunities throughout the workshop to experience and practice the strategies shared, as well as relationship building techniques ready to take back to the classroom for immediate implementation! This workshop is specifically designed for grades K-5 and will begin at 12:30pm.

    39. Individual Education Plan File Review

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: Special Education/General Education Teachers, Administrators, Process Coordinators, and Related Service Providers

    Dates: 10/28/2019

    In this session, we will provide an opportunity for special education staff to correlate compliance standards and indicators with actual student files. We will assist staff with understanding the "why"½ of compliance paperwork requirements.

    40. Working with Students with Autism in the Schools - Maryville

    Program: Project ACCESS

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

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

    Dates: 10/29/2019 to 12/11/2019

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

    Topics to be covered include:

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

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

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

    41. MTDS: Professional Development Committee (PDC) Training

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (Springfield, MO)

    Audience: Teacher Leaders

    Dates: 10/29/2019

    This session provides an overview of the Professional Development Committee Guidelines. It includes information on the roles and responsibilities of committee members, guidance on creating a standards-based professional learning plan based on the Learning Forward Standards. Participants are given information about their role in the district's mentoring and new teacher induction process. This is a great day to learn about serving on a PDC! Breakfast starts at 8:30 am with the session beginning at 9:00 am.

    42. Regional Special Education Fiscal Training-Kansas City (10/29/2019)

    Program: DESE - Special Education Finance

    Location: Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center - Independence (Independence, MO) [map]

    Audience: Superintendent, Special Education Director, and Bookkeeper/Finance Staff

    Dates: 10/29/2019

    This training will cover pertinent fiscal accountability requirements related to special education finance, specific examples of these requirements, the monitoring questions used to determine compliance, and corrective actions necessary to meet IDEA fiscal compliance. All districts/LEAs are welcome to attend regardless of cohort assignment and/or monitoring cycle. It is strongly encouraged that both the Special Education Director and the Bookkeeper/Finance staff attend the training together.

    The training will be held from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. Breakfast and lunch will not be provided. Participants will be released for lunch. Coffee, tea, and water will be available throughout the day.

    Participants are encouraged to bring the district/LEA's current year general ledger with them to the training.

    For questions, contact Leslie Turpin at Leslie.Turpin@dese.mo.gov or 573-751-7022.

    43. Weschler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fifth Edition (WISC-V) Adminstration, Scoring and Interpretation

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: School psychologists, testing diagnosticians,counselors, process coordinators and special education directors, or anyone involved in the administration/interpretation of the WISC-V

    Dates: 10/29/2019 to 10/30/2019

    This two-day workshop will focus on administration, scoring, and interpretation of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fifth Edition (WISC-V). The presenter will describe standardized administration of the subtests, and provide participants with opportunities to practice administration. The presenter will discuss the impact of deviations from standardized procedures on test results.For the interpretation session, the presenter will describe how to analyze WISC-V profiles by considering primary, ancillary, and complementary indexes. Using sample data, the presenter will demonstrate how clinicians decide which index to use to determine the examinee's eligibility for direct specialized instruction. At the end of the workshop, participants will

    *Describe directions for administration of WISC-V subtests.
    *Discuss the constructs measured by the subtests, and the abilities related to performance of the tasks.
    *Analyze WISC-V profiles.
    *Use WISC-V date to identify a pattern of cognitive strengths and weaknesses.

    Participants need to bring their WISC V kits (if possible)

    **This training is not for WISC-V Certification

    Cost: $225 for 2 days

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

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

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

    Audience: School leaders in years 3+ of experience

    Dates: 10/29/2019 to 2/3/2020

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

    45. Present day bullying and the influence of Social Media

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

    Location: 2 B105 Assessment Resource Center, 2800 Maguire Blvd, University of MO (Columbia, MO)

    Dates: 10/29/2019

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

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

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

    46. 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: 10/29/2019

    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.
  • 47. School-Wide Positive Behavior Support (SW-PBS) Tier 2 Sustaining Training

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Dates: 10/29/2019

    DATES: Tuesday, October 29, 2019

    TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

    LOCATION: Truman State University Student Union Building TBA

    COST: PBS Signed Letter of Agreement - Morning refreshments and Lunch included

    This one-day workshop is for SW-PBS teams who have completed both Tier 1 and Tier 2 trainings and want to keep up-to-date with current information, network with other teams, and touch base with RPDC consultants about any issues or concerns. Training topics will include function-based thinking, fading, intervention essential features, CW-FIT, Tier 2 Handbook, and Universal Screening.

    48. Special Education Self Assessment Training - Jefferson City

    Program: DESE - Compliance

    Location: James C Kirkpatrick State Information Center Interpretive Center - Room 139 (Jefferson City, MO) [map]

    Audience: Cohort 3 Special Education Directors

    Dates: 10/29/2019

    This training is being offered to public agencies and Charter Schools going through special education monitoring in the 2019-20 school year (Tiered Federal Monitoring Cohort 3). This training will inform agencies of the requirements related to special education monitoring with specific emphasis on the self-assessment and file review process. Self-assessments will be submitted during the 2019-20 school year for monitoring by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), Office of Special Education. Participants will receive guided practice for reviewing the documentation that demonstrates compliance with the IDEA. Also included will be training on using the new IMACS2.0. Contact DESE Special Education Compliance to determine the monitoring cohort number for your district.

    49. Teacher Academy Grads

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

    Dates: 10/29/2019 to 4/23/2020

    Closed
    The Missouri Teacher Academy Graduates program allows participants to continue to deepen knowledge gained from the Teacher Academy program. It is a natural progression to building lead teachers for your school district. Attendees continue to acquire research-based best practices aligned to the Missouri Learning Standards and Missouri State Teacher Standards. Building the Artisan Teacher will be the focus for the 2018-2019 school year. Participation requires four release days for regional meetings and one Statewide Kickoff Meeting in July. Mike Rutherford will be the 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. The program fee is $350.

    50. Teaching Global and Growing Your Teacher Toolbox

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 10/29/2019

    Join Dr. Rhett Oldham and Summer Carter for their presentation Teaching Global and Growing Your Students. There are so many great ideas for teachers on the internet but how do we know if they work? In this workshop, educators will learn about new ways to engage students in the classroom that are tech based, tactile, collaborative, or a combination of each. Anything presented in this workshop has been successfully used in the classroom and can be adapted to your teaching strategies. Also be prepared to bring your best lesson ideas so we can collaborate and learn from one another. With the advent of technology, the world has become a smaller place and that means more opportunities for teachers and students to connect with people all over the world. In the second part of this session, educators will learn about how to integrate global collaborations in their classroom and also learn how to travel the world with other educators at no cost! Teaching global is transformative and so much fun!

    51. Instructional Practices Inventory

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Building Administrators/Lead Teachers

    Dates: 10/30/2019

    Wait List
    A Process for Observing Student Engaged Learning for School Improvement Initiatives led by Dr. Jerry Valentine

    The Instructional Practices Inventory is a process for:
    *collecting data about student cognitive engagement during class time
    *organizing the data into user-friendly strands
    *collaborative study of the data so classroom teachers can more effectively design and implement quality learning experiences for their students

    Participants will learn the IPI categories of engagement and the protocols for data collection in the morning. In the afternoon, participants will apply the observation coding protocols in actual school classrooms followed by discussion.

    Lunch provided.

    52. Keys to Writing Standards Based IEPs

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 10/30/2019

    This Standards Based IEP training takes the participants through the steps involved in developing a process of planning that improves the development of the IEP and helps the IEP team participants see the importance of connecting instructional goals to the general curriculum and grade-level standards. Emphasis is placed on aligning IEP goals with the Missouri Learning Standards. This training will be "hands on" and teachers must bring copies of IEPs for their students. Technical assistance will also be offered on this day. This workshop aligns with and supports Missouri Teacher/Leader Standard #2, Quality Indicator 2: Student Goals Missouri Teacher/Leader Standard #3, Quality Indicator 2: Lessons for diverse learners and Quality Indicator 3: Instructional goals and differentiated instructional strategies Registration and breakfast will begin at 8:30 am and the workshop will begin at 9:00 am. Training will end at 2:30. A hot breakfast buffet and an afternoon snack will be served. Lunch will be "on your own" at 11:30 am. Location will be at Park Central Office Building, 117 Park Central Square, Springfield, MO, Room 112 Cancellations must be made 10 days prior training.

    53. Boot Camp for Special Education Educators

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

    Location: 2 B105 Assessment Resource Center, 2800 Maguire Blvd, University of MO (Columbia, MO)

    Dates: 10/30/2019 to 12/4/2019

    Are your or will you be a first year Special Education Teacher? Do you have little to no idea where or how to even begin? Are you a special Education Teacher looking for a refresher of the special education process and paperwork? Boot camp for Special Education Teachers is a way to get a jump start on the new school year. This course will explore the different areas of disabilities, as well as the Special Education process. Topics covered: *Parent vs. District requests for Evaluation *Understanding the 16 categorical disabilities *Completing Special Education paperwork *Special Education timelines *Writing present levels *Writing SMART goals *Choosing appropriate accommodations and modifications And MUCH more!

    54. Getting Started with Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) in the Classroom!

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Audience: K-12 educators

    Dates: 10/30/2019


    Bring learning to life with VR/AR!

    Come explore ways to create immersive, authentic, and engaging learning experiences using virtual reality and augmented reality (VR/AR) in the classroom! A variety of tools will be explored in this interactive, hands-on workshop, and each participant will go home with a MERGE Cube and a VR viewer.

    BYOD: Bring your own device(s).

    55. MLDS Emerging Level - Year 2 - School Culture Walk

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 10/30/2019

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

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

    Year 2 dates include:
    September 26, 2019 - Regional Meeting #1
    October 16 or 30, 2019 - School Culture Walk (off campus site) - Register for only one date.
    February 27, 2020 - Regional Meeting #2
    March 2020 - School Walkaround (off campus site)

    YOU MUST REGISTER FOR EACH DATE SEPARATELY
    For additional information, contact Tom Okruch at 573.986.6130.

    56. 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: 10/30/2019

    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.
  • 57. Southeast Equity Lab - Cape GIrardeau

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

    Location: 1 University Center (Cape Girardeau, MO) [map]

    Dates: 10/30/2019

    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.

    Participants of the Missouri Equity Lab will:

    • understand the new requirements under ESSA for calculating and reporting Disproportionate Rates of Access to inexperienced, out-of- field and ineffective teachers;

    • understand new requirements for reporting strategies to DESE on addressing disproportionate rates;

    • have a greater understanding of data at the state and local level that indicate areas of inequity;

    • explore multiple concepts related to the difference between an equal and an equitable education; and

    • develop actionable next steps to begin ensuring that each student in their district/school have access to excellent educators.

    58. Mathematics Coaching: Resources and Tools for Math Coaches/Leaders Meeting 2

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 10/31/2019

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

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

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

    59. Special Education Process, Laws, and Regulations

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Special Education/Regular Education Teachers, Administrators, Process Coordinators, and Related Service Providers

    Dates: 10/31/2019

    This workshop provides basic compliance and process information at an emerging learner level. It is appropriate for new teachers (regular/special education), administrators with little to no prior knowledge of the process and compliance, as well as experienced teachers and administrators.

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

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

    60. Understanding Emotional Poverty in all demographics

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

    Location: 2 B105 Assessment Resource Center, 2800 Maguire Blvd, University of MO (Columbia, MO)

    Dates: 10/31/2019

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

    61. IEPs Based on the DLM Essential Elements

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 11/1/2019

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

    62. 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: 11/1/2019

    What are the Outcomes?

    Participants of the Missouri Equity Lab will:

    •understand the new requirements under ESSA for calculating and reporting Disproportionate Rates of Access to inexperienced, out-of- field and ineffective teachers;

    •understand new requirements for reporting strategies to DESE on addressing disproportionate rates;

    •have a greater understanding of data at the state and local level that indicate areas of inequity;

    •explore multiple concepts relatedto the difference between an equal and an equitable education; and

    •develop actionable next steps to begin ensuring that each student in their district/school have access to excellent educators.

    Why Should I Attend?
    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.


    Choose one of the following dates:
    Friday, Nov. 1, 2019
    Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019
    Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020
    Friday, April 17, 2020

    63. Reaching and Teaching Students with Characteristics of Dyslexia - Session III

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 11/1/2019

    This workshop is designed to take a closer look at instructional supports, accommodations, and interventions that target the needs of struggling readers. Participants will explore and engage in strategies in the areas of advanced sound manipulation; word recognition; advanced phonics (morphology); vocabulary; and fluency---to promote reading comprehension. Hot breakfast and parking are included in the registration. [This workshop was provided last school year too.] Hot breakfast and parking are included in the registration

    64. Schoolwide Evaluation Tool (SET) Training

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

    Dates: 11/1/2019

    The SET Training is optional. Outcomes of School-Wide Positive Behavior Support (SW-PBS) efforts include improved student achievement, decreased problem behavior, and implementation of SW-PBS with fidelity. This training will provide an intense focus on one of the tools and strategies to measure progress toward these outcomes. The School-wide Evaluation Tool (SET) is a research-validated instrument that is designed to assess and evaluate the critical features of school-wide positive behavior support across an academic school year. The SET is one means of evaluating a school’s level of implementation on school-wide discipline practices and systems. Participants will be trained on data collection, data analysis, and the use of data for decision-making. Training is limited to current SW-PBS Team Members. By the end of this session participants will be able to .
    • Understand the key components of effective SW-PBS Tier 1 implementation.
    • Conduct the Schoolwide Evaluation Tool (SET) to assess SW-PBS Tier 1 implementation.
    • Score the Schoolwide Evaluation Tool (SET). Cost is included in SW-PBS Flat Fee. 4 SW-PBS Team Members should attend, Heart of MO SW-PBS Partner Schools Only.

    65. South Central Teacher Academy 2019-2020 - Day 2

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

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

    Dates: 11/1/2019

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

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

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

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

    Full or partial scholarships will be available for all participants.

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

    Registration fee of $500 is for all dates.
  • 66. Quality Eligibilty Determination for Students Suspected of an Academic Disability

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: Special Education/General Education Teachers, Administrators, and Process Coordinators

    Dates: 11/4/2019

    The focus of this workshop wilil be on the evaluation process from pre-referreal to eligibility. We will look at how decisions are being made regarding which students to evaluate, how to determine what information needs to be gathered through assessments and then how to use that information in eligibility decisions. Information regarding the content of evaluation reports, based on standards and indicators will also be included.

    67. Developing Assessment Capable Learners

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

    Location: 2 B105 Assessment Resource Center, 2800 Maguire Blvd, University of MO (Columbia, MO)

    Audience: District collaborative team members

    Dates: 11/4/2019

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

    68. Developing Standards-Based IEPs Linked to DLM Essential Elements

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Special Educators and Administrators

    Dates: 11/4/2019

    The South Central RPDC believes in building the capacity of educators to ensure success for all students. To help teachers and administrators accomplish this goal, Connie Cromwell will provide training on developing IEPs linked to DLM Essential Elements. Standards Based IEP Linked to DLM Essential Elements training takes the participant through the steps involved in "developing a process of planning that improves the development of the IEP and helps the IEP team participants see the importance of connecting instructional goals to the general curriculum and grade-level standards." Emphasis is placed on aligning IEP goals with the DLM Essential Elements.

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

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

    69. LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) - Day 2

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

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

    Dates: 11/4/2019

    There are four dates for this workshop; you must register for EACH DATE separately. We will address each of the four LETRS units respectively.
  • September 26, 2019 - The Challenge of Learning to Read
  • November 4, 2019 - The Speech Sounds of English
  • January 17, 2020 - Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling
  • March 31, 2020 - Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. Instruction is a mixture of face-to-face learning through structured models and online videos of effective classroom instruction.

    Participants in this group must acquire LETRS materials prior to Session 1. Estimated cost for materials from Voyager Sopris is $350 per person.

    A minimum of four (4) participants is required for this cohort to make. Please do not order materials until the instructor notifies you that the cohort has made.


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

    Registration fee of $400 is for all four dates. This fee is in addition to the materials fee of $350 paid separately to Voyager Sopris.
  • 70. SW-PBS Tier 2 Level 1 - Coaches Meetings

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: SW-PBS Tier 2 Advanced Team Members

    Dates: 11/4/2019 to 9/17/2020

    **CLOSED REGISTRATION - BY INVITATION ONLY
    SW-PBS Coaches/Teams of Tier 2, Advanced schools will meet together to learn about designing a complete Tier 2 system of support for students and network together to share successful SW-PBS practices. During this training, teams receive a continuation of Tier 2 purposes, research, and intervention examples. Teams will work to develop Social Skills Lessons intervention.

    It is encouraged you bring a coach, team members and administrator to the meetings.

    Lunch will be provided.
    $50 per person per session

    71. VIRTUAL - Becoming a Trauma Informed/Trauma Sensitive Teacher - A Virtual Learning Session

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Virtual Meeting (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 11/4/2019

    This two hour virtual PD session will provide teachers with a brief overview of impacts of trauma on the brain, understanding how triggers and bias can impact trauma impacted students, strategies to support students before AND during a meltdown, and how to create a more 'trauma sensitive' classroom. Upon registration for this event, a link will be provided to participate in the live training session.

    72. Dyslexia Data: Next Steps

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Grades K-12 Teachers (including Special Education, Title I and Literacy Interventionists)

    Dates: 11/5/2019

    We screen. We identify at risk. We wonder how to focus or develop a plan that will make an impact for success using the data we have. This session will focus on understanding how to examine the data and move forward with intention.

    Lunch provided

    73. Federal Programs Tiered Monitoring Session 2

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

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

    Dates: 11/5/2019

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

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

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

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

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

    74. Missouri Council of the Social Studies One Day Workshop

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

    Dates: 11/5/2019

    There are so many great ideas for teachers on the internet but how do we know if they work? In this workshop, educators will learn about new ways to engage students in the classroom that are tech based, tactile, collaborative, or a combination of each. Anything presented in this workshop has been successfully used in the classroom and can be adapted to your teaching strategies. Also be prepared to bring your best lesson ideas so we can collaborate and learn from one another. With the advent of technology, the world has become a smaller place and that means more opportunities for teachers and students to connect with people all over the world. In the second part of this session, educators will learn about how to integrate global collaborations in their classroom and also learn how to travel the world with other educators at no cost! Teaching global is transformative and so much fun! Dr. Rhett Oldham is President-Elect for the Missouri Council for the Social Studies and teaches World History at Ste. Genevieve High School and Middle School. Rhett is a 2019 Missouri Teacher of the Year Finalist, a Teacher for Global Classroom-Fulbright Fellow, a PBS Digital Innovator, an eMints Certified Educator, and currently is on the Missouri DESE Teacher Advisory Panel. In his classroom, you will find students using technology extensively and connecting with students in 11 different countries throughout the school year while sitting in recliners, love seats, office chairs, and high top tables. Rhett is married to his wife, Shelley, the best educator in the family, and spend time traveling the world and having fun with their children and grandchildren. Jeffrey Smith, PhD, is professor of history at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri. He is also editor of The Confluence, a peer-reviewed regional studies journal published by the Lindenwood University Press.

    75. MLDS Developing Level - Year 2 - Regional Meeting #2

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 11/5/2019

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

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

    You must register for each meeting separately.

    If you have questions, contact Tom Okruch @ 573.986.6130

    76. Planning Professional Learning to Impact Student Performance

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Professional Development Committee/Building Leaders

    Dates: 11/5/2019

    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 training, we will explore the role of the professional development committee 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 PDC committees, 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 an event. By the end of the training, teams will have developed an action plan to frame next steps in deepening the professional learning process in their school.

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

    Suggested items to bring to aid in discussion:
  • Current PDC Plan
  • CSIP
  • Building school improvement goals
  • Needs assessment results (if available)
  • District/building focus areas for educator evaluation and teacher growth plans (if available)

    $100 per participant. The registration fee for building or district teams of 5 or more which include at least one principal or central office administrator will be $75 per person.

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

    Lunch will be provided. Please notify us of any dietary restrictions at least seven (7) days in advance.
  • 77. MLDS SW Region: Emerging Yr. 1 Leaders Coaching Lab: November 6 MORNING Session (Option 1)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Nixa - John Thomas School of Discovery (Nixa, MO) [map]

    Audience: Emerging Yr. 1 Leaders MLDS

    Dates: 11/6/2019

    New
    Attention: Emerging Year 1 Leaders Cohort- Please register for one of the three sessions offered for Feedback and Coaching Lab. Sessions will be half-day.

    Coaching Lab: November 6th (Wednesday Morning) Session to be held at JTSD (John Thomas School of Discovery), Nixa School District, 312 N Market, Nixa, MO.

    Time: Please arrive by 8:20 a.m. Session will last from 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

    This Coaching Lab Session will include Coaching and Feedback methods and practice, Classroom Visits, & Resources to Support Successful Observations to use with your team.

    * Three Sessions will be offered with limited number of participants in each session. Please select one to attend.

    Parking at JTSD is provided to the south of the school entrance. Please check in at the office upon arrival.

    78. 2019 Special Education Directors Conference

    Program: DESE - Special Education

    Location: Stoney Creek Inn (Columbia, MO) [map]

    Dates: 11/6/2019

    OPPORTUNITY TO NETWORK WITH SPECIAL EDUCATION DIRECTORS!

    This conference is open to ALL special education directors and will include sessions on compliance and data. There is no cost to attend, and no CEUs will be provided for this conference. Participants are asked to bring their own electronic device, tablet, etc.

    Lunch will be provided.

    All other expenses will be incurred by the district. Participants will be responsible for choosing a lodging location and making reservations.

    Stoney Creek Inn has provided a block of rooms at the state government rate on a first-come-first-serve basis. The inclusive rate for purchase order purposes will be $103.95. Make sure when making reservations that you indicate you will be attending the Special Education Directors Conference.

    There are three ways to make your hotel reservation:

    1. Call directly at 573-442-6400 and ask for reservations. Be sure to indicate you are attending the Special Education Directors Conference.

    2. Call 1-800-659-2220 and ask for reservations. Be sure to indicate you are attending the Special Education Directors Conference.

    3. Book online through http://www.stoneycreekhotels.com/hotel/travel/columbia/home.do.

    If you need further assistance or require special accommodations, please contact Cheryl Stock at Cheryl.Stock@dese.mo.gov or 573-751-0285.

    79. Building Speaking & Listening Skills in the Grade 3-8 Classroom

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Grades 3-8 Teachers

    Dates: 11/6/2019

    National Presenter Erik Palmer states, '100% of our classroom lessons depend on speaking well' but Speaking & Listening Standards aren't always explicitly taught. This session provides Grade 3-8 teachers with quick, easy strategies to embed these valuable oral communication skills within the lessons. Help your students learn to recognize the value of speaking and listening well!

    Lunch included

    80. Exploring Accessibility with the iPad

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 11/6/2019

    Blind Skills Specialists present Exploring Accessibility with the iPad. In the workshop we will examine the accessibility features of the iPad. This Seminar is ACVREP RPPLE approved. Eligible Participants can earn up to 3. ACVREP points.

    81. Mathematics Item-Writing Project - Year 2

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

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

    Dates: 11/6/2019

    DATE: Wednesday, November 6, 2019

    TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

    LOCATION: Hometown Restaurant - 103 W. Chestnut, Clarence

    COST: Free - Lunch provided

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

    This workshop is appropriate for all grade levels and will include grade-level and grade-band break-out groups.

    Although building on the discussions from year 1, all teachers are welcome to attend this workshop regardless of having attended the previous workshop.

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

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 11/6/2019

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

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

    YOU MUST REGISTER FOR EACH DATE SEPARATELY

    For additional information, contact Tom Okruch at 573.986.6130

    83. Mo Connections - Site Administrator Training

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

    Location: 2 B105 Assessment Resource Center, 2800 Maguire Blvd, University of MO (Columbia, MO)

    Dates: 11/6/2019

    Site Administrators and Staff Account holders are essential to the effective use of Missouri Connections. Administrative tools enable you to manage student portfolios, access login information, reset passwords, create groups and generate reports & maintain data on assessments results, career plans, resume creation, occupational and educational sorts. Staff designated as site administrators have the access to customize the course planner, create & assign checklists and edit graduation requirements in the Personal Learning Plan.
    Outcomes
    Access user, staff and administrator accounts
    Create user portfolios and manage account settings
    Create site, group and individual reports for assessment results and usage

    Participants must bring a laptop or similar electronic device to access Missouri Connections

    84. Multiple Voices: Strategies for teaching multiple perspectives in the Social Studies classroom

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 11/6/2019

    This workshop will be filled with take-home strategies that you can use tomorrow to help tell multiple perspectives of our history. Come ready to brainstorm, grow, learn, and collaborate with some of your favorite people, fellow historians!

    The presenters

    Kim Greer is a 7th and 8th grade Social Studies teacher in the Nevada R-5 School District. She holds a Bachelor of Education in Secondary Social Studies and a Master of Education in Administration. She has experienced some wonderful educational opportunities through participation in Teaching American History Grants and seminars, the Mount Vernon Teacher Institute, the Korean War Digital Legacy Foundation, Freedoms Foundation, and has served as a Teacher Fellow for the KWLF and Teacher Fellow and Teacher Facilitator for Mount Vernon.

    Erin Townsend is the Secondary Instructional and Mentoring Coach in the Nevada R-5 School District. She transitioned to this role a year ago after spending 11 years in the classroom teaching 7th-9th grade Social Studies. She holds a Bachelor of Education in Middle School Education and a Master of Education in Teacher Leadership from Northwest Missouri State University and a Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from Arkansas State University. She's had some wonderful opportunities to travel and learn through Teach American History Grants, Gilder-Lehrman, National Endowment for the Humanities, the Mount Vernon Teacher Institute, the Korean War Digital Legacy Foundation, and most recently on a 7 day "Civil Rights in the South" trip with Freedom's Foundation. She loves to talk instruction, history, and travel and can't wait to spend the day with some her favorite people, TEACHERS!

    85. South Central ELA K-5 Regroup - Day 1

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Dates: 11/6/2019

    There are two dates for this workshop; you must register for EACH DATE separately.
  • November 6, 2019
  • February 13, 2020

    These two meetings will be the follow-up to the DESE Updates training led by Lisa Scroggs and Deb Jameson, co-directors of ELA, on Sept. 10. The work will address the modes of writing, reading skills, note taking, cross-curricular opportunities, effective discussion strategies, scoring of student writing, development of writing prompts, and more. Both meetings will include DESE updates on curriculum and assessment. Bring questions, student work samples, and ideas to share with area teachers.

    Missouri teacher standards addressed: 1.2; 4.1;6.1

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

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


    Registration fee of $175 is for both dates.
  • 86. MLDS SW Region: Emerging Yr. 1 Leaders Coaching Lab: November 6 AFTERNOON Session (Option 2)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Nixa - John Thomas School of Discovery (Nixa, MO) [map]

    Audience: Emerging Year 1 Leaders, MLDS Cohort SW Region

    Dates: 11/6/2019

    New
    Attention: Emerging Year 1 Leaders Cohort- Please register for one of the three sessions offered for Feedback and Coaching Lab. Sessions will be half-day.

    Coaching Lab: November 6th (Wednesday Afternoon) Session to be held at JTSD (John Thomas School of Discovery), Nixa School District, 312 N Market, Nixa, MO.

    Time: Please arrive by 12:15 p.m. Session will last from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    This Coaching Lab Session will include Coaching and Feedback methods and practice, Classroom Visits, & Resources to Support Successful Observations to use with your team.

    * Three Sessions will be offered with limited number of participants in each session. Please select one to attend.Parking at JTSD is provided to the south of the school entrance. Please check in at the office upon arrival.

    87. Missouri Model Districts (MMD) Principals Zone (Missouri Model Districts ONLY)

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

    Audience: Principals & Assistant Principals of MMD Districts ONLY

    Dates: 11/7/2019 to 3/19/2020

    The MMD Principals Zone is three face-to-face learning sessions for Principals or Assistant Principals that goes beyond identifying aspects of MMD content knowledge into relevant leadership practice. Come learn and collaborate about the practical application that will facilitate successful achievement of the overall intent of MMD participation. Specific Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) content has been selected to create a learning experience to take you beyond identified aspects of MMD.

    88. MLDS SW Region: Emerging Yr. 1 Leaders Coaching Lab: November 7 MORNING Session (Option 3)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Nixa - John Thomas School of Discovery (Nixa, MO) [map]

    Audience: Emerging Leaders Yr. 1 Cohort SW Region MLDS

    Dates: 11/7/2019

    New
    Attention: Emerging Year 1 Leaders Cohort- Please register for one of the three sessions offered for Feedback and Coaching Lab. Sessions will be half-day.

    Coaching Lab: November 7th (Thursday Morning) Session to be held at JTSD (John Thomas School of Discovery), Nixa School District, 312 N Market, Nixa, MO.

    Time: Please arrive by 8:30 a.m. Session will last from 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

    This Coaching Lab Session will include Coaching and Feedback methods and practice, Classroom Visits, & Resources to Support Successful Observations to use with your team.

    * Three Sessions will be offered with limited number of participants in each session. Please select one to attend.

    Parking at JTSD is provided to the south of the school entrance. Please check in at the office upon arrival

    89. ELA MAP Updates: Grades 3-5

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Grades 3-5 Teachers

    Dates: 11/7/2019

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

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

    Grades 3-5
    * Oct. 2, Trenton
    * Nov 7, St. Joseph
    * Feb. 11, St. Joseph

    Grades 6-8
    * Feb. 13, St. Joseph

    Grades 9-12
    * Feb. 20, St. Joseph

    Grades 6-12
    * Oct. 4, Gallatin
    * Nov 12, St. Joseph

    90. Missouri K-12 Literacy Plan Roll-out Meeting

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 11/7/2019

    This interactive half-day workshop will provide participants a blueprint with the essential components of an effective district/building literacy plan for improving student literacy. Participants will have time to reflect using the "What's Your Status?" questions either as starting points for developing a new local literacy plan or evaluating a current plan. Time for questions/answers and sharing of resources will be a priority. Debbie Jameson, Missouri's Director of English Language Arts will be the guest presenter.

    91. PLC Cohort Training DACL

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Administrators and Leadership Team

    Dates: 11/7/2019

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

    Please register for each day separately.

    Participation in these series is by invitation only.

    FEES ARE COMMUNICATED BY AGREEMENT WITH EACH PARTICIPATING SCHOOL.

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

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

    92. Literacy Collaborative Group

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 11/7/2019

    This is the second 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.

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

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

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

    Dates: 11/8/2019

    There are four dates for this workshop; you must register for EACH DATE separately. Participants are required to attend all four sessions. We will address each of the four LETRS units respectively.
  • August 13, 2019 - The Challenge of Learning to Read
  • November 8, 2019 - The Speech Sounds of English
  • January 20, 2020 - Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling
  • April 3, 2020 - Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. Instruction is a mixture of face-to-face learning through structured models and online videos of effective classroom instruction.

    FEES ARE COMMUNICATED BY AGREEMENT WITH EACH PARTICIPATING SCHOOL.
  • 94. Classroom Management: Understanding the Function of Your Students' Behaviors

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

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

    Dates: 11/8/2019

    This workshop will begin with a review of classroom expectations, classroom procedures, encouraging expected behavior, and discouraging inappropriate behavior. We will then lead into a discussion of functions of behavior, practice identifying functions and then learn how to use active supervision, task difficulty, opportunities to respond, and activity sequencing to increase the engagement of our students while increasing the likelihood of the appropriate behavior occurring in our classrooms. Outcomes: By the end of this session, participants will be able to...
  • Implement effective teaching learning practices
  • Identify a student's function of behavior
  • This workshop supports Missouri Teacher Standards: 2.1, 5.3, 6.2.

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

    Lunch will be provided. Please notify us of any dietary restrictions at least seven (7) days in advance.
  • 95. MLDS Emerging Level - Year 1 - Coaching and Feedback Lab #1

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 11/8/2019

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

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

    YOU MUST REGISTER FOR EACH DATE SEPARATELY

    For additional information, contact Tom Okruch at 573.986.6130

    96. Teacher Academy Grads - Day 2

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Former graduates of Teacher Academy

    Dates: 11/8/2019

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

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

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

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

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

    Full or partial scholarships will be available for all participants.

    Registration fee of $350 is for all four dates and the Statewide Kickoff.
  • 97. SW CoVE

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Perkins Restaurant (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 11/8/2019

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

    98. Transition Round-Table

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: Secondary Special Education teachers, process coordinators, special education directors, and transition coordinators.

    Dates: 11/11/2019

    New
    Join your colleagues for a time to:

    •Share what your district is currently doing to prepare students for success after high school
    •Reflect on what's going well with your transition services
    •Share transition practices, resources, tools and assessments
    •Learn about transition programs
    •Discuss how the RPDC can support you in your efforts to provide transition services

    DESE updates will be shared.

    Cost is FREE!

    99. VIRTUAL - Becoming a Trauma Informed/Trauma Sensitive Teacher - A Virtual Learning Session

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Virtual Meeting (Springfield, MO)

    Audience: teachers, principals

    Dates: 11/11/2019

    This two hour virtual PD session will provide teachers with a brief overview of impacts of trauma on the brain, understanding how triggers and bias can impact trauma impacted students, strategies to support students before AND during a meltdown, and how to create a more 'trauma sensitive' classroom. Upon registration for this event, a link will be provided to participate in the live training session.

    100. VIRTUAL - Integrated Curriculum Design - Part 1

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Virtual Meeting (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 11/11/2019

    When teachers design relevant and meaningful learning experiences that allow students to make connections to real life, their engagement soars! This Part 1 of 2 workshops will focus on exploring the benefits and different approaches to integrated curriculum. Then, teachers will begin to design an integrated unit of study.

    101. Speech Implementer: Effective Practices for a Productive Therapy Session

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Speech Implementers

    Dates: 11/12/2019

    This workshop is intended for speech implementers to expand their knowledge base for providing therapy in a productive and effective manner using evidence-based techniques. We will review the basics of language and speech therapy, ways to conduct a group therapy session, data collection, and behavior modification techniques. Effective intervention strategies that can be utilized in the classroom setting will be shared. Participants are encouraged to bring specific questions regarding cases for brainstorming and to share therapy successes.

    Learning objectives will include the following:
    *Common language goals and how to address them
    *Common speech goals and how to address them
    *Successful ways to conduct group therapy
    *Data collection: How do I measure what I observe?
    *Behavior modification techniques
    *How to provide in-class support
    *Case reviews


    Lunch provided.