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1. Moving Beyond Blank Stares to True Student Engagement

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: K-12 Educators, Administrators

Dates: 6/17/2019

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

Lunch on your own

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

Program: RPDC - Northeast

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

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

Dates: 6/18/2019

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

DATE: Tuesday, June 18, 2019

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

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

COST: Free

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

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

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

3. SW-PBS Tier 1 - Preparation Phase Training

Program: RPDC - Central

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lunch will be provided.

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

Program: Project ACCESS

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

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

Dates: 6/19/2019

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Project ACCESS is proud to host this workshop featuring keynote speaker Dr. Scott Bellini presenting Building Social Relationships through Evidence-Based Social Skills Programming for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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

Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. with training beginning at 8:30 a.m. Lunch will be on your own. Please make checks or money order payable to Project ACCESS/Missouri State University, MUST PRESENT PAYMENT FOR ADMITTANCE ON OR BEFORE THE DAY OF THE CONFERENCE

5. Maximizing Growth for New Teachers through Instructional Coaching

Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

Dates: 6/19/2019 to 6/20/2019

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Through this training, participants will be provided an accelerated and intensive model of support for new teacher development. Basic state requirements, such as classroom management, lesson design, parent communication, etc. are considered; however, this model recognizes the power of growth through emotional and instructional support. Attendees will learn how this systematic and intentional coaching cycle structure provides elements of goal-setting and progress monitoring through the use of video, frequent conversations and one-on-one coaching. In addition, a unique system of calibrating to a coaching trajectory will be detailed. Time will be provided for teams to plan how this model can be adjusted and introduced to enhance the support to new teachers (or any teacher with a coaching mindset). Teachers that have experienced this model have shown significant gains in short periods of time. Teams of instructional coaches and mentor teachers are encouraged to attend. This model relies heavily on the non-evaluative approach of the coach and/or mentor. Administrators are very welcome to assist in planning and development.

6. Reaching and Teaching Struggling Readers: Session IV

Program: RPDC - Southwest

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

Dates: 6/20/2019

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

7. VI Professionals Group: An Integrative Approach To Service Delivery

Program: RPDC - Southwest

Location: Alphapointe (Kansas City, MO) [map]

Dates: 6/21/2019

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Tammy Bruegger, occupational therapist from the Children's Center for the Visually Impaired in Kansas City, will be presenting on her approach to delivering services for assistive technology in an integrative, group approach. We will discuss how we can provide some of our vision services using this approach.

8. Check and Connect Comprehensive Training for School Teams

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. Cracking the Code of Critical Thinking

Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

Audience: PK-12 teachers and administrators

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

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

Lunch provided

Optional one hour of graduate credit available

This workshop supports Missouri Teacher Standard: 4.1

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

Program: RPDC - South Central

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

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

Dates: 6/24/2019

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.
  • 11. LETRS, Cohort I, Session 1 Launch - OPTIONAL (Southeast RPDC Location)

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 6/25/2019

    This session is an OPTIONAL two-hour introduction and informational opportunity for Cohort 1 participants to attend, receive an overview, and ask questions prior to beginning the Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) process.

    Actual training dates for this cohort group are August 27th, October 8th, December 11th, and February 19th and will address each of the four LETRS Units respectively. This Launch Session is of no charge; however, you must register to attend. There will be one charge for the face-to-face training series following, but you must register for ALL four of those training dates separately.

    12. Reaching and Teaching Students with Characteristics of Dyslexia - Level II

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

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

    Dates: 6/25/2019

    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.
  • 13. SW-PBS Tier 1 - Emerging Phase

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Lunch will be provided.

    14. Post-Secondary Transition for Novices

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

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

    Dates: 6/26/2019

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

    Lunch on your own

    15. 2019 Energy Educator Workshop

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 6/26/2019

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

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

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

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

    16. SW-PBS Tier 2 - Session 1

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 6/26/2019

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

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

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

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

    17. Effective Behavior Management Using the Great 8

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

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

    Dates: 6/27/2019

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

    Lunch on your own

    18. Personalized Learning with Differentiation and UDL

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Grades K-12 General and Special Education Teachers

    Dates: 6/27/2019 to 6/28/2019

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

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

    19. SW-PBS Emerging Team Training - Meeting 1

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 6/27/2019

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

    Please sign up for each meeting date separately.

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

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

    20. SW-PBS Tier 2 - Session 2

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 6/27/2019

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

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

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

    Missouri Teacher Standards:
    Standard 5: Positive Classroom Environment
    Standard 2: Student Learning Growth and Development
    Standard 7: Student Assessment and Data Analysis
    Standard 9: Professional Collaboration
    DATES:
    June 26 June 27 October 17 January 17 February 26

    21. SW-PBS Emerging Team Training - Meeting 2

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 6/28/2019

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

    Please sign up for each meeting date separately.

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

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

    22. *WILSON Reading System® - 3-day Introductory Workshop

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

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

    Dates: 7/1/2019 to 7/3/2019

    Closed
    Intensive Instruction for Grades 2-12 & Adults

    DATES: Monday-Wednesday, July 1-3, 2019
    TIME: 9:00am-3:30pm
    LOCATION: Hometown Restaurant-Clarence, MO
    COST: $250-registration fee PLUS $299-Wilson materials; Lunch on your own
    NOTE: A minimum of 26 registered participants is required by June 5; maximum enrollment is 30 participants.

    This workshop provides an overview of the Wilson Reading System® (WRS) 4th Ed. curriculum & serves as the prerequisite for WRS Level I Certification. It examines how WRS addresses the teaching of phonemic awareness, word identification, vocabulary, fluency, & comprehension through an integrated study of phonology, morphology, & orthography with students in grade 2-adult with persistent phonological coding deficits.

    Reading research, dyslexia, appropriate student identification & placement, program implementation, progress monitoring, scheduling, & creating a successful learning environment will be covered. Principles of language structure & how to teach language with direct, multisensory methods are demonstrated & practiced. The standard 10-part Wilson Lesson Plan & practice planning & delivering a lesson will be explored while receiving modeling & feedback from a Wilson® Credentialed Trainer.

    At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to define dyslexia & describe common characteristics; explain the process of identifying appropriate students & placing them in the WRS; understand the principles of instruction: explicit, sequential & cumulative, engaging multiple learning modalities with multisensory techniques, repetition, & feedback; create an optimal learning environment, prepare a lesson plan, & practice techniques; & understand the key components of instruction & presentation of lessons in three blocks: Word Study/Foundational Reading Skills, Spelling/Foundational Writing Skills, & Fluency/Comprehension.

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

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

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

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


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

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


    Lunch on your own Optional one hour of graduate credit available

    24. Check and Connect

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

    Audience: General ED & SPED Leadership Teams, and Principals

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

    Check and Connect is a comprehensive intervention designed to enhance student engagement at school with learning for marginalized, disengaged students in grades K-12, through relationship building, problem solving and capacity building, and persistence. The goal of Check and Connect is to foster school completion with academic and social competence. You will receive both manuals and other training materials used. Time will be provided for you to enjoy lunch on your own.

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

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Dates: 7/9/2019

    Session II: Purposeful Questions, Facilitating Meaningful Math Discourse, and Number Talks

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

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

    This series of workshops--beginning this summer & continuing into the school year--is suitable for the K-6 teacher and will take a deep look at teaching in math. In Session II, we will look at Purposeful Questions and ways to Facilitate Meaningful Math Discourse. The quality of our questions can lead to meaningful discussions, and we will explore how we can encourage these conversations in the classroom.

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

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

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

    26. Reaching and Teaching Students with Dyslexia -- Part I

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 7/9/2019

    Is your student showing signs of dyslexia? What are those signs? What are things we can do 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. Introductory time will be spent understanding signs of dyslexia but most of the instructional time in this training will be hands-on strategy development of effective instruction for students who show common characteristics of dyslexia.

    27. The Effective Math Classroom

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

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

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

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

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

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

    28. SW-PBS Reconnect

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

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

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

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

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

    Lunch will be provided.

    29. 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: 7/10/2019

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

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

    This workshop will be repeated October 23, 2019. You only need to attend one date.

    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.
  • 30. Reaching and Teaching Students with Characteristics of Dyslexia - Level II

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

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

    Dates: 7/10/2019

    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 training will include the following topics:

    >> Simple View of Reading
    >> Going Deeper in Student Errors for Tier II
    >> Advanced Phonology
    >> Phonics and Orthographic Mapping for Decoding and Writing
    >> Building Vocabulary

    Lunch will be provided

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

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

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

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


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

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


    Lunch on your own Optional one hour of graduate credit available

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

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Grades 3-8 teachers and administrators

    Dates: 7/15/2019

    According to National Presenter Erik Palmer, “100 % of our lessons depend on speaking well”. Often the speaking & listening standards are not explicitly taught even though they enhance the reading & writing standards. This session will provide Grade 3-8 educators with quick and easy strategies to embed these relevant standards in their classrooms.

    Lunch on your own

    33. Developing Problem/Project Based Learning (PBL) for the Classroom

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: K-12 Teachers & Administrators

    Dates: 7/15/2019 to 7/16/2019

    New Domain Session
    Project/Problem Based Learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging and complex question, problem, or challenge. Projects are focused on student learning goals and include Essential Project Design Elements. Participants will walk away with a strong foundation of each design element and the skills to begin creating PBL experiences in their classroom.


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

    34. Really Great Reading Countdown Implementation Workshop - Kindergarten

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Kindergarten Teachers & Administrators

    Dates: 7/15/2019

    New
    This day is for Kindergarten Teachers - Countdown Training
    Julie Sealine, Implementation Specialist, Really Great Reading, will be presenting

    Are you teaching, or are you considering teaching Really Great Reading this fall? If so, we would like to invite you to attend our Implementation Workshop. At this fact filled, activity driven, and hands-on training you will:

    * learn to build vital foundational reading skills in your students in just 15-25 minutes a day
    * develop your skills at navigating the Countdown Teacher Guide and Countdown Online
    * learn effective pacing, routines, and procedure to implement Countdown with fidelity.

    Lunch on your own

    35. LETRS, Cohort II, Session 1 Launch - OPTIONAL (Southeast RPDC Location)

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 7/15/2019

    This session is an OPTIONAL two-hour introduction and informational opportunity for Cohort 1 participants to attend, receive an overview, and ask questions prior to beginning the Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) process.

    Actual training dates for this cohort group are September 11th, November 13th, January 22nd, and March 25th, and will address each of the four LETRS Units respectively. This Launch Session is of no charge; however, you must register to attend. There will be one charge for the face-to-face training series following, but you must register for ALL four of those training dates separately.

    36. Writing An IEP Using Missouri Learning Standards

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Grades K-12 Special Education Teachers

    Dates: 7/16/2019 to 7/17/2019

    This session will walk teachers through the steps involved in "developing a process of planning"½ that improves the development of the IEP and helps the IEP team see the importance of connecting instructional goals to the general curriculum and grade level standards. Participants will delve into the Missouri Learning Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics with a focus on how to read them for interpretation into the IEP. Time will also be spent reviewing and understanding the requirements needed in Standards Based Present Levels of Performance, developing SMART goals and networking with area special education teachers and administrators.

    Lunch provided.
    Optional one hour graduate credit is available.

    37. Dyslexia: Screening and Planning for Implementation

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: Curriculum specialists, reading specialists, instructional coaches, administrators, teachers

    Dates: 7/16/2019

    Participants will use the DESE Dyslexia Screening Tools Chart along with the Public Schools Dyslexia Plan to design and implement a plan for 2019-2020. Participants will look at a variety of screening tools, essential reading components, intervention strategies and explore varies implementation ideas. Time will be given to collaboratively develop a plan for effective implementation.

    38. Get Started Using Google Classroom!

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Educators working in a G Suite (formerly Google Apps for Education) school.

    Dates: 7/16/2019

    Google has designed a product that educators are raving about - Google Classroom!

    Google Classroom is a powerful and effective tool that allows you to go paperless in your classroom. You will learn how to get your class started and interact with your students in an online environment. Sharing documents and assignments with your students is a simple workflow.

    The free resource, available to educators who have a G Suite Education account (formerly Google Apps for Education), can save teachers time, help keep classes organized and improve two-way communication with students.

    This is a BYOD workshop, so bring your laptop, Chromebook, or borrow one from us.

    Prerequisite: Participants should have a good understanding of Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms.

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

    39. Really Great Reading Blast Implementation Workshop - First Grade

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Kindergarten Teachers & Administrators

    Dates: 7/16/2019

    New
    This day is for First Grade Teachers - Blast Training
    Julie Sealine, Implementation Specialist, Really Great Reading, will be presenting

    Are you teaching, or are you considering teaching Really Great Reading this fall? If so, we would like to invite you to attend our Implementation Workshop. At this fact filled, activity driven, and hands-on training you will:

    * learn to build vital foundational reading skills in your students in just 15-25 minutes a day
    * develop your skills at navigating the Blast Teacher Guide and Blast Online
    * learn effective pacing, routines, and procedure to implement Blast with fidelity.

    Lunch on your own

    40. Missouri Teacher Academy Graduates Program

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

    Audience: Any Teacher Academy Graduates

    Dates: 7/17/2019 to 2/26/2020

    The Missouri Teacher Academy Graduates program allows participants who have completed a previous Teacher Academy to continue to deepen knowledge gained from the program. It is a natural progression to building lead teachers for your school district. Attendees continue to acquire research-based best practices, networking with other Teacher Academy graduates, and reflect on teaching and learning. Building the Artisan Teacher will be one of the focuses for the 2019-2020 school year. All participants must have completed a previous Teacher Academy.

    41. Really Great Reading High Definition Implementation Workshop - 2nd-3rd Grade

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Kindergarten Teachers & Administrators

    Dates: 7/17/2019

    New
    This day is for Second and Third Grade Teachers - High Definition Word Training
    Julie Sealine, Implementation Specialist, Really Great Reading, will be presenting

    Are you teaching, or are you considering teaching Really Great Reading this fall? If so, we would like to invite you to attend our Implementation Workshop. At this fact filled, activity driven, and hands-on training you will:

    * learn to build vital foundational reading skills in your students in just 15-25 minutes a day
    * develop your skills at navigating the high Definition Word Teacher Guide and HD Word Online
    * learn effective pacing, routines, and procedure to implement High Definitin Word with fidelity.

    Lunch on your own

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

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

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

    Dates: 7/17/2019

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

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

    This training will include the following topics:

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

    Lunch will be provided

    43. MTDS: TAG: Teacher Academy Graduates - Springfield Cohort

    Program: RPDC - Southwest

    Location: Park Central Office Building (Springfield, MO)

    Audience: Teacher Academy Graduates

    Dates: 7/18/2019 to 3/25/2020

    Continue your learning journey with Teacher Academy Graduates!

    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 one of the focuses for the 2019-20 school year. Participants receive two days learning with Mike Rutherford, a copy of "Artisan Teacher" (Rutherford), and four sessions of regional cohort learning throughout the year. Limited registration scholarships are available (first come, first served basis). TAG is a part of the Missouri Teacher Development System (MTDS), which offers career-spanning learning for teachers at every stage of teaching.

    44. Teacher Academy Graduates - Kickoff 2019

    Program: DESE - Teacher Academy Graduates

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

    Audience: Teachers

    Dates: 7/18/2019 to 7/19/2019

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

    45. LETRS: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

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

    Dates: 7/18/2019 to 11/15/2019

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

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

    Each participant must purchase materials for implementation. You must have the materials prior to session 1. Please contact RPDC at 660-562-1995 for further information.

    46. *LETRS: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

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

    Dates: 7/18/2019 to 3/13/2020

    DATES:
    Launch: Thursday, July 18 (morning)
    Session 1: Thursday, September 19
    Session 2: Friday, November 15, 2019
    Session 3: Tuesday, January 21
    Session 4: Friday, March 13, 2020

    TIME: Launch - 9-11am; remaining dates - 9:00am-3:00pm

    LOCATION: Truman State University: Launch - Pickler Memorial Library 103; remaining dates - Student Union Building TBA

    COST: $400 PLUS *Materials - includes 4 sessions, 4 on-line modules/videos, and classroom observations all provided by a LETRS-certified trainer, as well as lunch
    *Each participant must purchase materials for implementation prior to Session 1. Please contact 660-651-8346 or sthurman@truman.edu for further information on how/where to purchase materials.

    LETRS provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. LETRS is NOT a program. Teachers learn the "science of reading," so they are able to apply research-based application into their classroom, no matter the curriculum or program.

    The Launch will be a morning training where participants will take a pre-test and receive their first assignment.

    Then the training will be a mixture of four face-to-face learning sessions through structured modules PLUS four units of on-line videos which include examples of effective classroom instruction. Teachers will be asked to apply the information on chosen students.

    Session Topics
    Launch: Pre-test and first assignment
    Session 1: The Challenge of Learning to Read
    Session 2: The Speech Sounds of English
    Session 3: Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling
    Session 4: Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition

    This workshop series is appropriate for K-6 Teachers, Title Teachers, Special Education Teachers or Interventionists, Administrators.

    47. *Northeast Teachers' Academy Graduates

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Audience: Those who have completed Teachers' Academy and have a commitment to sustained professional growth

    Dates: 7/18/2019 to 2/27/2020

    If you have completed Teachers' Acad & have a commitment to sustained professional growth, you are eligible & encouraged to register!

    KICK-OFF DATES: Thurs-Fri, July 18-19, 2019
    KICK-OFF LOCATION: Lodge of the Four Seasons at Lake Ozark, MO
    Please Note: participants must attend the 2-day Kick-off to attend the regional meetings.
    *Participants must register for the state kick-off separately at
    https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=11005&I=3032573

    TENTATIVE REGIONAL DATES: Thursdays: Sept 20(F)&Oct 24, '19; Jan 30 & Feb 27, '20
    TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm
    LOCATION: Truman State Univ Student Union Building TBA
    COST: $350-Morning refreshments, lunch, & The Artisan Teacher: A Field Guide to Skillful Teaching book included

    "The most successful teachers are skillful. They do things. They make moves. They teach with an attention to detail and a level of execution that produces extra success for learners." --Mike Rutherford

    The NE RPDC is proud to offer the opportunity for teachers who have graduated from Teachers' Academy - no matter which year you attended! Participants will have the chance to continue to acquire research-based best practices aligned with the MO Learning Standards and the MO State Teacher Standards. The Academy will culminate in the presentation of a personal research project.

    Following the blueprint for Teachers' Acad, there will be a state-wide kick-off in July followed by regional meetings throughout the school year.

    Author & researcher Mike Rutherford will be the kick-off trainer, followed by 4 regional meetings focusing on his book, The Artisan Teacher: A Field Guide to Skillful Teaching.

    Academy fee, travel expenses, and substitute teachers will be the responsibility of the school district or individual.

    48. Teacher Academy Grads

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

    Dates: 7/18/2019 to 4/23/2020

    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.

    49. SW Region MLDS New Leaders Cohort 2019-2020 Session July 19th

    Program: RPDC - Southwest

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

    Audience: Principals, Assistant Principals, and Administrators in Year 1-3

    Dates: 7/19/2019

    MLDS SW Region New Leaders 2019-2020 Cohort

    Attention: New leaders (Principals & Assistant Principals)

    Welcome to the SW Regional Missouri Leadership Development System Cohort! Our first regional kick-off meeting will be held July 19 (Friday) or July 26th (Friday)at the Park Central Office Building/MSU downtown Springfield. MLDS Emerging Level supports all leaders in their first through third years of the principalship by building leadership capacity through hands-on learning experiences that are practical, and timely.

    MLDS is offered at NO-COST.

    Please plan to join us to learn more about MLDS!

    Time: 8:30-2:00

    Breakfast and a light lunch will be served. You will receive a parking code for free parking closer to the date of the meeting.

    Please Contact Annette Cozort at Acozort@missouristate.edu or Call: 417-836-4097 for more information!

    50. Special Education Boot Camp: Support for New Sped Teachers

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: K-12 Special Education Teachers

    Dates: 7/22/2019 to 7/23/2019

    Getting ready to not only meet compliance but, be successful with the world of special education? LET'S GET STARTED!

    Participants will explore the different areas of disabilities, as well as gain an understanding of an IEP. Strategies will be provided to assist educators in:
    -understanding reading and writing evaluation reports
    -writing present levels and objectives
    -how to deal with challenging parents and students
    -writing behavior plans
    -accommodations and modifications

    This session is beneficial for new or second year teachers to help prepare for the new year with effective implementation tools and resources.

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

    This class is also offered on August 8 & 9

    51. Kagan Cooperative Learning Days 1, 2 & 3

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: PreK-12 grade educators, administrators

    Dates: 7/22/2019 to 7/24/2019

    Create full student engagement with Kagan Structures, simple yet powerful cooperative learning instructional strategies. Supported by a large body of scientific research, and proven effective in countless classrooms, schools, and districts, this revolutionary way to teach is transforming teaching and learning. Come experience the power of Kagan Structures. See how easy it is use teamwork and pairs to create a greater level of engagement than you imagined possible, even for your reluctant learners. We're not talking about group work. We're talking the real deal, and knowing the difference is the difference between engaging some and engaging all students. When we engage all students, they all learn more. They have fewer discipline problems. And because the structures are so cooperative and interactive, they work wonders for students' social skill development. Come learn easy ways to use Kagan Structures as a part of every lesson, creating greater engagement, deeper understanding of the content, improved retention, and greater liking for class and content. Kagan will give you the Seven Keys to unlock the door to successful cooperative learning. If you want more fun in teaching, highly engaged students who love your classroom, and elevated test scores, this workshop is for you!

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

    Lunch is on your own; light snack provided. Optional one hour graduate credit available.

    Hotel/Housing information in Maryville, MO:


    Red Roof Inn - 660-562-2002

    Holiday Inn Express - 660-562-9949

    Boulders Inn & Suites - 660-224-2222
    Northwest MO State University Campus - contact NWRPDC for more information

    Optional Special Discount Package of Kagan materials available! Additional $99. Contact the RPDC at 800-663-3348 for more information or to order.

    52. Project Based Learning

    Program: RPDC - Southwest

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

    Dates: 7/22/2019 to 7/25/2019

    This 4-day workshop series is designed to increase engagement and academic success of K-12 students through the utilization of high quality project based learning (PBL) classroom management techniques. The workshop will enable educators to better develop student personal and social skills required to succeed in their post secondary studies and in their careers. Participants will experience a Project Based Learning environment while learning the nuts and bolts of PBL, and leave this four day workshop with a fully vetted PBL unit ready to implement with confidence! Participants will be divided into the following groups: #101 - elementary and a secondary group to allow for targeted grade level/content design; #201 - for those who have completed 101; and #301 - for those who have completed 101 and 201. The series will be led by a certified PBL elementary and secondary classroom teachers from Magnify Learning (magnifylearningin.org). This workshop is the pathway to receiving PBL Certification from Magnify Learning. Registration Cost: $449/per person-Individuals & $429/person-Groups of 5 or more. Registration includes breakfast and parking. Lunch on your own.

    53. Getting Started with Standards Based Grading & Proficiency Scales

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: K-12 Educators, Administrators

    Dates: 7/23/2019 to 7/24/2019

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

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

    This class is also offered on June 6 & 7

    54. Getting Started with HyperDocs

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Educators working in a G Suite (formerly Google Apps for Education) school.

    Dates: 7/23/2019

    "In my classroom, my students jump out of their seats when they get a chance to work on HyperDocs." - Justin Birkbichler, 4th grade teacher

    Hyperdocs are interactive digital lessons that contain instructions, links, tasks, and activities to engage, educate, and inspire students. If you want to increase student directed learning in your classroom, try Hyperdocs. Examples of units in several content areas will be provided for exploration and inspiration. Hyperdocs are PERFECT for Google Classroom!

    Participants should have a good understanding of Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms.

    Get started creating your own - Time to create is built into the day

    This is a BYOD workshop, so bring your laptop, Chromebook, or borrow one from us.

    Prerequisite: Participants should have a good understanding of Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms.

    Presenter: Diane Gremp, Google Certified Trainer

    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.

    55. New Director's Finance Academy

    Program: DESE - Special Education Finance

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

    Audience: New and Returning Directors and Bookkeeper/Finance Personnel

    Dates: 7/23/2019 to 7/24/2019

    The Special Education Finance Section will hold a separate two-day New Directors Finance Academy the same week as the New Directors Academy. This finance academy is targeted towards NEW Special Education Directors and the Bookkeepers from their district/LEA. In addition, if the district/LEA has a NEW Bookkeeper, we encourage them to attend with the existing Special Education Director. It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED both the Special Education Director and Bookkeeper attend the academy together as we cover all the federal financial requirements related to special education, including ePeGS, coding and tracking special education expenditures, cash management and payment requests, time and effort, maintenance of effort, proportionate share, allowable use of funds, etc. Second year Special Education Directors are welcome to attend again as well with their Bookkeepers for a refresher course.

    The Finance Academy will be held at the Capitol Plaza Hotel & Convention Center in Jefferson City on the Tuesday and Wednesday before the New Director's Academy. The training will be held from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. each day. Registration and breakfast will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Breakfast will also be provided on Wednesday. Lunch and refreshments (coffee, tea, soft drinks, and water) will be provided. Attendees with special dietary needs are asked to make food arrangements on their own.

    Special Education Finance will provide attendees all printed materials. The PowerPoint and all handouts can be also be accessed on Attendify. Attendees are asked to bring the 2018-19 and the 2019-20 general ledger for the special education program expenditures to reference during the training.

    Registration is limited so we ask that only 2 people register per district/LEA. If the district/LEA needs to register additional staff, please email Leslie.Turpin@dese.mo.gov to be added to the waiting list.

    A room block has been reserved at the Capitol Plaza Hotel & Convention Center under the New Director's Academy at a rate of $104.49 per night.

    56. Reaching and Teaching Students with Dyslexia -- Part II

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 7/23/2019

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

    57. What is SW-PBS?

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

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

    Dates: 7/23/2019

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

    This is a repeated workshop from June 5. You are not required to attend both dates.

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

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

    58. Creating High Quality Assessments

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: K-8 Teachers and Curriculum Developers-individuals and teams.

    Dates: 7/24/2019

    This workshop is designed for teachers and district leaders involved in assessment development. The goal is to follow a process similar to the one used to develop state MAP assessments.

    Various protocols will be introduced which can be used immediately to ensure clarity and proficiency in state standards. The workshop will also cover processes to follow using state documents to create aligned assessments.

    Participants will be given time to collaborate with others and to reflect on the day's learning in order to leave with applicable next steps to push the work forward in their building or district. Building and district teams are encouraged to attend.

    Objectives:
    •Protocols for helping teachers to have a deeper understanding state standards
    •Introduction to proficiency scale development and uses
    •A process for creating/revising state aligned assessments and scoring guides aligned to the MLS
    •Collaborative conversations across districts on processes and next steps to revise curriculum and assessments to be more tightly aligned to MAP assessments.

    59. Missouri Leadership Development System Emerging Leaders I - Day 1

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Building Principals

    Dates: 7/24/2019

    There are five dates for this workshop; however, the October and March Coaching Labs are TBA. You must register for EACH REGIONAL MEETING separately.
  • July 24 - Regional Meeting 1 Critical First
  • September 18 - Regional Meeting 2
  • October - Coaching Lab TBA
  • January 15 - Regional Meeting 3
  • March - Coaching Lab TBA

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

    Lunch will be provided. Please notify us of any dietary restrictions at least seven (7) days in advance.
  • 60. EDTECH ACADEMY: A Next Generation Teaching & Learning Conference

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

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

    Dates: 7/25/2019

    Learn. Connect. Grow. Lead. Kick off your 2019-2020 school year with this unique professional learning experience!

    All are welcome to attend EdTech Academy 2019 held on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University for PK-20 educators. You don't want to miss this distinct learning opportunity with renowned educational leaders! Conference attendees will gain fresh and innovative ideas, strategies, and tools to effectively leverage the power of technology to create meaningful learning experiences in 21st century schools and classrooms - experiences that provide students opportunities for critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and communication.

    Keynote Speakers:
  • Opening Keynote: Kasey Bell
  • Closing Keynote: Eric Curts

    Kasey Bell and Eric Curts will also present breakout sessions. Click here to get to know the Keynote Speakers!

    Spotlight Presenter: The Delta School (Click to learn more!)

    The EdTech Academy Leadership Team is also looking for breakout session proposals that show a passion for education, active learning, and student engagement. Click here to submit a proposal.

    Visit the EdTech Academy @ Southeast Webpage for the schedule of events, presenter information, a look at special events, and more!

    Lunch will be provided.
    Please bring a device for hands-on, interactive learning.
  • 61. 2019 Special Education New Directors Academy - FIRST YEAR ONLY!

    Program: DESE - Special Education

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

    Audience: Superintendents, Special Education Directors, Process Coordinators, Special Education Teachers, and LEAs anticipating hiring a new director of Special Education for the 2019-2020 school year

    Dates: 7/25/2019 to 7/26/2019

    ATTN: FIRST YEAR SPECIAL EDUCATION DIRECTORS ONLY PLEASE!

    The academy will focus on core activities new directors must complete during their initial months of employment that will assist them in the management of special education procedures and practices that promote positive outcomes for students with disabilities while ensuring the rights of students are protected. Topics to be covered are: compliance, data collection and reporting, finance, general supervision and monitoring of special education programs.

    62. 2019 Special Education New Directors Academy - SECOND YEAR-RETURNING

    Program: DESE - Special Education

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

    Audience: Superintendents, Special Education Directors, Process Coordinators, Special Education Teachers, and LEAs who attended the 2018-19 academy or are currently in their second year as Special Education director and have not attended the academy to date.

    Dates: 7/25/2019 to 7/26/2019

    For second year-returning directors the academy will serve as a refresher on topics related to core activities that have been overseen during employment as a director of special education. Topics to be covered are: compliance, data collection and reporting, finance, general supervision and monitoring of special education programs.

    63. Kagan Win-Win Discipline

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: PreK-12 grade educators, administrators

    Dates: 7/25/2019 to 7/26/2019

    Strategies to End Every Disruption

    Create discipline solutions where you win and your students win. Gain a new perspective on discipline problems and come away with tools that really work. Convert every disruption into a learning opportunity. Go beyond ending disruptions; teach responsible behaviors and life skills. In this Win-Win Discipline workshop, you'll get what you need for implementing this successful discipline program: identify the four types of disruptive behavior, recognize the seven positions from which they spring, and know what to do in the moment-of-disruption. Learn to follow-up and to prevent future disruptions. Experience the power of the most comprehensive approach to discipline ever created.

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

    Lunch is on your own; light snack provided. Optional one hour graduate credit available.

    Hotel/Housing information in Maryville, MO:


    Red Roof Inn - 660-562-2002

    Holiday Inn Express - 660-562-9949

    Boulders Inn & Suites - 660-224-2222
    Northwest MO State University Campus - contact NWRPDC for more information

    Optional Special Discount Package of Kagan materials available! Additional $99. Contact the RPDC at 800-663-3348 for more information or to order.

    64. Missouri Leadership Development System: Emerging Year 1

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: School leaders in their first year of leadership

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

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

    The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) Emerging Year 1 provides first year principals:


    •Two-years of productive and relevant mentoring


    •Training and support through research based learning experiences


    •Opportunities to develop formal and informal professional networks
    MLDS for first year school leaders includes three regional meetings which provide practical, relevant learning as well as two coaching labs providing hands on experiences to improve skills in developing and growing teachers. In addition, a minimum of 20 hours of mentor support are included.

    Completion of the Emerging Level series (year 1 and 2) meets administrative certification requirements.

    It is recommended that new school leaders also participate in the Missouri Association of Elementary School Principals and Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals New Principals' Conference in June. Registration for this event is through the organizations and includes a registration fee.

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

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Mentors of first or second year teachers.

    Dates: 7/25/2019

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

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

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

    This workshop will be repeated on August 29, 2019. You only need to attend one day.

    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.

    66. SW Region MLDS New Leaders Cohort 2019-2020 Session July 26th

    Program: RPDC - Southwest

    Audience: Principals and Assistant Principals, Administrators in their first through third years of leadership.

    Dates: 7/26/2019

    MLDS SW Region New Leaders 2019-2020 Cohort

    Attention: New leaders (Principals & Assistant Principals)

    Welcome to the SW Regional Missouri Leadership Development System Cohort! Our first regional kick-off meeting will be held July 19 (Friday) or July 26th (Friday)at the Park Central Office Building/MSU downtown Springfield.

    MLDS Emerging Level supports all leaders in their first through third years of the principalship by building leadership capacity through hands-on learning experiences that are practical, and timely.

    MLDS is offered at NO-COST.

    Please plan to join us to learn more about MLDS!

    Time: 8:30-2:00

    Breakfast and a light lunch will be served. You will receive a parking code for free parking closer to the date of the meeting.

    Please Contact Annette Cozort at Acozort@missouristate.edu or Call: 417-836-4097 for more information!

    67. Co-Teaching: Deepening the Power of Two

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

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

    Dates: 7/29/2019 to 7/30/2019

    Participants must attend together as a Co-Teaching team

    The Professional Partnerships

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

    Lunch provided.

    Optional one hour graduate credit is available.

    68. PLC Team Academy

    Program: RPDC - Southwest

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

    Dates: 7/29/2019 to 7/30/2019

    This two-day event is designed for administrators and teacher leaders (aka Leadership Team) in strengthening the foundation for building a collaborative culture. In addition, participants will prepare for their roles and responsibilities in launching and leading effective implementation of the tenants of a professional learning community. Individual registration - $100 per day. Teams of three of more - $75 per day per team member. Breakfast and parking are provided. Lunch is on your own.

    69. Transition Assessment & Missouri Connections

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

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

    Dates: 7/29/2019

    Missouri requires that formal/informal transition assessments be based on the student's needs, preferences, and interests. This training will address the process of collecting transition assessment information throughout a student's school experience. This is a continuous and essential process for post-secondary success. Participants will review free or low cost options, including Missouri Connections, to gather needed information to determine student's interests, aptitudes, and capabilities for future education, employment, and community living. Educators will be able to apply this information in student IEPs to ensure positive post-secondary school outcomes.

    Lunch on your own

    Participants are required to bring their own laptop/notebook. NO iPads

    70. Speech-Language Eligbility Changes

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

    Location: 1 Kem Hall (Cape Girardeau, MO)

    Dates: 7/29/2019

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

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

    71. Speech Implementer Training

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

    Location: 1 Kem Hall (Cape Girardeau, MO)

    Dates: 7/29/2019

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

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

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

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5 North Central Missouri College (Trenton, MO)

    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: 7/30/2019

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

    Traning session will be 9:00am-12:00pm. There will be an optional work session from 12:00-3:00pm for those wishing to stay and work on their plans.

    This training is for 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.

    73. MLDS Emerging Level - Year 1 - Regional Meeting #1

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 7/30/2019

    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 20, 2019 - Learning Lab (off campus site)
    January 21, 2020 - Regional Meeting #3
    March 5 or 10, 2020 - Learning Lab (off campus site)

    YOU MUST REGISTER FOR EACH DATE SEPARATELY

    For additional information, contact Tom Okruch at 573.986.6130

    74. New to School-Wide Positive Behavior Support (SW-PBS)

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

    Audience: School staff members new to SW-PBS framework

    Dates: 7/30/2019

    Are you a new teacher or administrator in a SW-PBS school and have never participated in SW-PBS training? We are offering this half-day Tier 1 Refresher Training for staff members and administrators new to SW-PBS. The training will focus on understanding the components of the Tier 1 process.

    75. Transfers In-State, Transfers Out-of-State

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Special education teachers, process coordinators, administrators

    Dates: 7/30/2019

    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, a special education compliance consultant will provide a session on correct transfer-in procedures. Both in-state transfers (Standards and Indicators 500's) and out-of-state transfers (Standards and Indicators 550's) will be covered. The information shared will be appropriate for all who participate in the transfer process in their schools.

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

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

    76. 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)

    Audience: This specific event series is intended for attendance by School Administrators and Counselors.

    Dates: 7/30/2019 to 7/31/2019

    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"½ 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 $230 per participant for the two-day training. 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."½ Dr. Sherri Thomas.

    This specific event series is intended for attendance by School Administrators and Counselors.

    77. Special Education 101 for New SPED Teachers

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

    Audience: New SPED Teachers

    Dates: 7/31/2019

    Are you a new special education teacher who will need to hit the ground running? Then Sped 101 is for you. We will focus on what new special education teachers need to do to start the school year off right. This is survival training to help you review current IEPs, determine when IEPs are due and get the necessary information regarding their students out to the necessary teachers. It will also cover what to do regarding those transfer students that always show up at the beginning of a school year.

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

    78. Beginning Teacher Assistance Program - Trenton Sessions

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: PK-12 Beginning Teachers

    Dates: 8/1/2019 to 2/19/2020

    NEW TEACHER REGISTER HERE

    Just as the quality of instruction that students receive has a tremendous impact on their performance, the quality of mentoring that new teachers receive can significantly influence their development. This system of support and optional in-district coaching provides a district with the infrastructure to develop a confident beginning teacher and capable mentor. This series meets the Initial Professional Certification (IPC) requirement of participating in a beginning teacher assistance program and aligns to the new Missouri Teacher Standards.

    In-district support provided by NWRPDC staff, further supports a teacher's first year at a deeper, more individualized level. Please contact RPDC office for information.

    Day 1 New Teacher and Mentor:
    *Classroom management and Diverse Classroom

    Day 2 New Teacher and Mentor:
    *Understanding the roles and responsibilities of mentors and new teachers
    *Establishing relationships
    *Lesson design

    Day 3 New Teacher and Principal:
    *Parent/Teacher Conferences
    *Lesson design/questioning
    *Getting to know the New Teacher Standards
    *Certification-Professional Development Plan
    *Educational Law-MSTA Attorney

    Day 4 New Teacher and Mentor or Principal:
    *Educational Speaker

    Day 5 New Teacher:
    *Lesson design/engagement
    *End of year procedures
    *Reflect on year one and plan for year two

    MENTOR MUST REGISTER SEPARATELY UNDER MENTOR LINK

    Lunch included.
    Optional two hours graduate credit is available.

    79. Google Slides - The "Swiss Army Knife" of G Suite Apps

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Educators working in a G Suite (formerly Google Apps for Education) school.

    Dates: 8/1/2019

    Google offers so many apps - it's tough to learn them all at a deep level! In this session, we'll take it a slower pace and explore all of the great features Google Slides has to offer. Slides are so much more than a presentation tool.

    This session will include:
  • Tips for using Google Slides with your students
  • Hidden gems in Slides
  • Shared lesson templates
  • Best practices for using Slides in Google Classroom

    This is a BYOD workshop, so bring your laptop, Chromebook, or borrow one from us.

    Prerequisite: G Suite for Education account

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

  • 80. Mentor - Beginning Teacher Program - Trenton Sessions

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: PK-12 Beginning Teachers

    Dates: 8/1/2019 to 11/15/2019

    MENTORS OF FIRST YEAR TEACHERS REGISTER HERE

    Just as the quality of instruction that students receive has a tremendous impact on their performance, the quality of mentoring that new teachers receive can significantly influence their development. This system of support and optional in-district coaching provides a district with the infrastructure to develop a confident beginning teacher and capable mentor. Mentors will experience a two-day academy specifially for them to develop skills to support the growth and development of the novice teacher.

    In-district support provided by NWRPDC staff, further supports a teacher's first year at a deeper, more individualized level. Please contact RPDC office for information.

    Day 1 New Teacher and Mentor:
    *Mentor Academy

    Day 2 New Teacher and Mentor:
    *Understanding the roles and responsibilities of mentors and new teachers
    *Establishing relationships
    *Lesson design

    Day 3 Mentor Academy:
    *Expanding coaching and feedback skills

    Day 4 New Teacher and Mentor or Principal:
    *Educational Speaker

    BEGINNING TEACHERS MUST REGISTER SEPARATELY UNDER BEGINNING TEACHER LINK

    Lunch included.
    Optional one hour of graduate credit is available.

    81. *Beginning Teacher Assistance Program - Year 1: Mentors - Initial Training

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Audience: Mentors to Beginning Teacher Assistance Program participants who have not previously attended the New Teacher Induction Academy Mentor Training

    Dates: 8/1/2019

    TENTATIVE DATE: Thursday, August 1, 2019

    TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

    LOCATION: Truman State University TBA

    COST: $30 - morning refreshments & lunch included

    Quality mentors are needed to provide reassurance, guidance, and practical assistance to new teachers as they begin their teaching career. This Beginning Teacher Assistance Program-Year 1: Mentors ½½½½½½½ Initial Training is for those mentors who have not previously attended a New Teacher Induction Academy Mentor Training. Core content of this training will include the new Mentor Standards, as well as the roles, duties, and responsibilities of the mentor.

    Please bring the following 3 items to this workshop:
    1. a copy of the Mentoring section from the district's Professional Development Plan,
    2. the Individual Professional Development Plan form and any other documentation required by the district for the mentoring process, and
    3. the district Mentor/Mentee Handbook.

    [Mentors will also need to attend two sessions with their mentee in September and March. Please register for this training separately.]

    82. *Check & Connect Mentor Training

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Dates: 8/1/2019

    DATE: Thursday, August 1, 2019

    TIME: 9:00am-4:00pm

    LOCATION: Truman State University Student Union Building TBA

    COST: $50 - Mentor Training Manual included; Lunch is on your own

    Check and Connect is a structured mentoring intervention to promote student success and engagement at school, as well as with learning relationship building and systematic use of data. In this workshop, participants will learn about a systematic Check of relevant academic and behavioral data to Connect with students and design appropriate, immediate interventions.

    Rather than dropout prevention, Check & Connect emphasizes school completion. It seeks to help students graduate from high school with social, emotional, and academic competence. As a Tier 2 or Tier 3 intervention, Check & Connect is designed to work with existing successful school-wide initiatives, not to replace them.

    Check & Connect Mentor Training is for school teams that have completed Check & Connect Comprehensive Implementation Training. Teams should include administrators and mentors.

    This workshop aligns with & supports Missouri Teacher/Leader Standards & is designed to develop teacher growth along the continuum: Standard 2, Quality Indicator 4: Meeting the need of every student; & Standard 5, Quality Indicator 1: Classroom management, motivation, & engagement.

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

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5 Northwest Technical School (Maryville, 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: 8/1/2019

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

    Traning session will be 9:00am-12:00pm. There will be an optional work session from 12:00-3:00pm for those wishing to stay and work on their plans.

    This training is for 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.

    84. Mentoring Academy (Meeting 1 of 2)

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 8/1/2019

    CALLING ALL FIRST-TIME MENTORS OF NEW TEACHERS!

    Mentoring Academy is for first-time mentors of first or second year teachers. Mentors will focus on the role, duties and responsibilities that impact success. The Missouri Mentoring Program Standards will be reviewed and discussed. Skills and strategies will help strengthen the mentorship role. Mentors will experience a two-day academy specifically designed for the growth and development of the novice teacher.

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

    *NOTE: Participants must register for EACH date separately:

    August 1, 2019
    January 14, 2020

    85. PLC Year 2 Cohort - Day 1

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Administrators and Leadership Team

    Dates: 8/1/2019

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

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

    FEES ARE COMMUNICATED BY AGREEMENT WITH EACH PARTICIPATING SCHOOL.

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

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

  • 86. Biology Network: Working Together for Success

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: 9-12 Science Teachers

    Dates: 8/2/2019 to 4/24/2020

    Helen Keller once said, "Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much."

    The Biology Network will embrace this thought as we work together as a team collaborating in a deeper understanding of the new Science Missouri Learning Expectations (MLEs) and how they relate to the new Biology EOC assessment and instruction.
    Join us as we take each Unit of Study (Structure & Function, Heredity, Evolution, and Ecology) and:

    > Unpack the MLEs (identifying the objective(s) or I Can statement(s) as well as the skills and knowledge students need to know)
    > Analyze the results of our Biology EOC assessment for strengths and challenges
    > Revise our current unit of study assessment items to reflect alignment, rigor and structure of the new EOC assessment
    > Implement the unit of study assessment and debrief results
    > Integrate the eight science/engineering practices and seven crosscutting practices into our current assessments and lessons
    > Collaborate in the revision of lessons by sharing ideas, activities, and strategies


    Lunch included.
    Optional graduate credit is available

    87. *Beginning Teacher Assistance Program - Year 1: Mentors

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Audience: Mentors to Beginning Teacher Assistance Program-Year 1 Participants

    Dates: 8/2/2019 to 4/28/2020

    TENTATIVE DATES: Friday, August 2, 2019 and Tuesday, April 28, 2020

    TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

    LOCATION: Truman State University Student Union Building TBA

    COST: $50 - 2 full-day sessions - morning refreshments & lunch included

    Quality mentors are needed to provide reassurance, guidance, and practical assistance to new teachers as they begin their teaching career. This program will focus on building the professional relationship between the mentor and new teacher to make the most of the beginning teacher program. Additionally, the roles, duties, and responsibilities of the mentor and beginning teacher will be addressed, including certification and professional development requirements.

    Previously, Mentor/New Teacher Paired Training and the New Teacher Induction Academy were two separate programs; however, these two programs have now been melded into one where mentors participate in two sessions of the Beginning Teacher Assistance Program-Year 1 with their mentee. [Please see note below regarding initial training session on August 1.]

    All mentors will need to attend these two sessions with their mentee. Mentors are asked to bring the following 3 items to both sessions:
    1. a copy of the Mentoring section from the district's Professional Development Plan,
    2. the Individual Professional Development Plan form and any other documentation required by the district for the mentoring process, and
    3. the district Mentor/Mentee Handbook.

    [Mentors who have not previously attended a New Teacher Academy/BTAP Mentor Training will also need to attend an initial mentor training session in August. Core content of this training will include the new Mentor Standards. Please register for this training separately.]

    88. *Beginning Teacher Assistance Program - Year 1: New Teachers

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Dates: 8/2/2019 to 4/28/2020


    TENTATIVE DATES: Friday, August 2; Tuesdays: September 24, November 29, 2019; January 28, March 17, April 28 2020

    TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

    LOCATION: Truman Student Union Building TBA; except 1/28 which is a zoom meeting

    COST: $400.00-6 sessions + spring on-site support visits as requested, morning refreshments, lunch & Fred Jones' book Tools for Teaching included
    2 or more new teachers from same district enrolled in Year 1 pay only $350 per teacher; discount taken after conclusion of program

    The beginning years of teaching prove to be most challenging as teachers are usually discouraged & endure difficulty with transitioning into the teaching profession. We currently know that the early years in the teaching profession are most critical because they contribute to the future teaching practices. (Bartell, 2004)

    This 3-year program is designed to provide support & strategies for new teachers & is based on the Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) Standards. In addition, a network of support & collegiality will be created among new teachers as they meet throughout this year-long program. Core content will include the Missouri Learning Standards (MLS) Expectations, Teacher Standards, Educator Evaluation Standards, Classroom Management, Formative & Summative Assessments, & effective research-based instructional strategies.

    During this Year 1 Program, new teachers will meet as a cohort for 1 session prior to the start of school with their mentor. Then throughout the year, participants will meet for another session w/their mentors, 1 session w/their administrator, and 2 sessions in a Zoom meeting. Spring on-site support visits can be requested.

    This workshop helps meet the Initial Professional Certification requirement for participating in a Beginning Teacher Assistance Program.

    89. Para Educator Training

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 8/2/2019

    This workshop is for para educators who will be working with our students with disabilities as support in the classroom. This training will offer, but is not limited to, these topics: Confidentiality, Parent Interaction, Roles and Responsibilities, Behavior Management, and Overview of the Special Education Process. Each participant will receive 6 hours of PD. Registration will begin at 8:30 AM on the 4th Floor of the UC **Lunch will be on your own**

    90. Beginning Teacher Assistance Program - Maryville Sessions

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: PK-12 Beginning Teachers

    Dates: 8/5/2019 to 2/18/2020

    NEW TEACHERS REGISTER HERE

    Just as the quality of instruction that students receive has a tremendous impact on their performance, the quality of mentoring that new teachers receive can significantly influence their development. This system of support and optional in-district coaching provides a district with the infrastructure to develop a confident beginning teacher and capable mentor. This series meets the Initial Professional Certification (IPC) requirement of participating in a beginning teacher assistance program and aligns to the new Missouri Teacher Standards.

    In-district support provided by NWRPDC staff, further supports a teacher's first year at a deeper, more individualized level. Please contact RPDC office for information.

    Day 1 New Teacher and Mentor:
    *Classroom management and Diverse Classroom

    Day 2 New Teacher and Mentor:
    *Understanding the roles and responsibilities of mentors and new teachers
    *Establishing relationships
    *Lesson design

    Day 3 New Teacher and Principal:
    *Parent/Teacher Conferences
    *Lesson design/questioning
    *Getting to know the New Teacher Standards
    *Certification-Professional Development Plan
    *Educational Law-MSTA Attorney

    Day 4 New Teacher and Mentor or Principal:
    *Educational Speaker

    Day 5 New Teacher:
    *Lesson design/engagement
    *End of year procedures
    *Reflect on year one and plan for year two

    MENTORS MUST REGISTER SEPARATELY UNDER MENTOR LINK

    Lunch included.
    Optional two hours graduate credit is available.

    91. Design Thinking/Advanced Manufacturing Educators Externship Series - Day 1

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

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

    Dates: 8/5/2019

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    If you were asked what employers want your students to be prepared to do when they enter the workforce - do you know the answer? Two which are at the top of the list; Problem Solving and Team Work. Employers recognize problem solving is a team effort, not a stand-alone decision. All options must be presented, discussed, and tested to find the most economical and practical solution to keep business profitable and manageable. As educators, one of our responsibilities is to prepare each student to be success ready when they graduate. This includes providing problem-solving experiences within lessons and real-world applications. Day 1 of this educator externship will focus on Agile Management/Design Thinking processes. The information shared will offer you a new way to create problem-solving lesson designs for your students; developing skills in communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity. These four core skills are essential for our students during their middle and high school years, but also as they move toward their career choice.

    92. Mentor - Beginning Teacher Program - Maryville Sessions

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: PK-12 Beginning Teachers

    Dates: 8/5/2019 to 11/14/2019

    MENTORS OF FIRST YEAR TEACHERS REGISTER HERE

    Just as the quality of instruction that students receive has a tremendous impact on their performance, the quality of mentoring that new teachers receive can significantly influence their development. This system of support and optional in-district coaching provides a district with the infrastructure to develop a confident beginning teacher and capable mentor. Mentors will experience a two-day academy specifially for them to develop skills to support the growth and development of the novice teacher.

    In-district support provided by NWRPDC staff, further supports a teacher's first year at a deeper, more individualized level. Please contact RPDC office for information.

    Day 1 New Teacher and Mentor:
    *Mentor Academy

    Day 2 New Teacher and Mentor:
    *Understanding the roles and responsibilities of mentors and new teachers
    *Establishing relationships
    *Lesson design

    Day 3 Mentor Academy:
    *Expanding coaching and feedback skills

    Day 4 New Teacher and Mentor or Principal:
    *Educational Speaker

    BEGINNING TEACHERS MUST REGISTER SEPARATELY UNDER BEGINNING TEACHER LINK

    Lunch included.
    Optional one hour of graduate credit is available.

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

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

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

    Dates: 8/5/2019

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

    94. Para Educator Training

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Paraprofessionals

    Dates: 8/5/2019

    Participants in the Para Educator Training will learn the type of disabilities displayed by student with who they will typically work, basic principles of behavior modification, and basic instructional techniques expected to be used.

    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. Special Education 101 for Principals

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

    Audience: Principals at any Level

    Dates: 8/5/2019

    School principals often end up as the Local Education Agency (LEA) representative at an IEP meeting. Do you know what that means and what you are responsible for as the LEA rep? Not knowing can have serious legal consequences. We will review what you need to know about the special education program that is operating in your building and what you can do to keep the program operating successfully while meeting compliance and federal standards.

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

    96. Visible Thinking with Chromebooks

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: K-12 Educators working in a G Suite school

    Dates: 8/5/2019

    Students can do so much more than just research and word processing on a Chromebook! How can students show you what they know besides a worksheet or written formative assessment? How can your students demonstrate their understanding using their Chromebook?

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

    This is a BYOD workshop, so bring your Chromebook, or borrow one from us.

    "I enjoyed learning about the various add-ons and apps. I appreciate how Diane had us actually use each tool, then we talked about how each tool could be useful in our classroom to show our students' learning. I now feel confident I can apply these with my students."

    Prerequisite: Participants should have a good understanding of G Suite for Education Core Apps.

    Presenter: Diane Gremp, Google Certified Trainer

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

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

    97. Working with Students with Autism in the Schools - Kearney

    Program: Project ACCESS

    Location: 3-Kearney School District (Kearney, MO) [map]

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

    Dates: 8/6/2019 to 8/29/2019

    This four-day training is split into two, two-day presentations about four to six weeks apart. 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 the Education of Students with Autism training at least one week prior is a prerequisite. Registration begins at 8:00 on the 1st and 3rd days; training begins at 8:30 a.m. each day. 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)

    98. Processed-Based Solutions/Advanced Manufacturing Educators Externship Series - Day 2

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

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

    Dates: 8/6/2019

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    Manufacturing is a major component of Missouri's $304.9 billion economy, accounting for 11.2 percent of the state's private sector employment. Local businesses such as 3M, Pepisco, Aurora Dairy, and Schneider Electric all know that in order for advanced manufacturing to remain profitable, industrial systems must meet demands and their employees must be well trained. Through MACC, the Mechatronics program was created to support local manufactures. MACC's Mechatronics program prepares students in Industrial Electrical Maintenance, Programmable Logic Controls, Hydraulics, and Electricity. Day 2 of this series draws awareness of the impact Advanced Manufacturing has in Boone and surrounding counties. Educators will participate in activities and demonstrations within specific degree programs offered through MACC that support the hiring needs of local industrial businesses. Industry representatives will participate in a panel discussion; to better explain their industry, job outlook and employability skills needed.

    99. 2019 Energy Educator Workshop

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 8/6/2019

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

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

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

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

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

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 8/6/2019

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

    101. Mentor 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: 8/8/2019

    A critical part of the learning experience for beginning teachers is the mentor. Learn how to support and nurture beginning teachers and Year 2 teachers as they navigate the statewide process, your district goals, and their first two years in the classroom. The meetings are free if you have a teacher in Year 1 or Year 2 of the Beginning Teacher Assistance Program. $75 for all others.