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1. 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

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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.

2. 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

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

3. 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

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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.

4. *LETRS: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling - Cohort 1

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

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Cohort 1 & 2 are identical-just different dates.

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

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

LOCATION: Truman State Univ: Launch-PML 103; remaining dates-Student Union Building TBA

COST: $400 PLUS *Materials-includes 4 sessions, 4 on-line modules/videos, & 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.
The trainings 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, & Spelling
Session 4: Advanced Decoding, Spelling, & Word Recognition

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

5. *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

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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 31, '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.

6. Teacher Academy Grads

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

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

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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.

7. 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

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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!

8. 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

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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

9. 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

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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.

10. Project Based Learning

Program: RPDC - Southwest

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

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

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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.

11. 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
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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

12. 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

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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.

13. 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

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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.

14. 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

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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.

15. 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

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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.
  • 16. 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.
  • 17. 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.

    18. 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.

    19. 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.

    20. 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.

    21. 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!

    22. 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.

    23. 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

    24. 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 12 or 20, 2019 - Learning Lab (off campus site) - Register for only one date.
    January 21, 2020 - Regional Meeting #3
    March 5 or 10 or 26, 2020 - Learning Lab (off campus site) - Register for only one date.

    YOU MUST REGISTER FOR EACH DATE SEPARATELY

    For additional information, contact Tom Okruch at 573.986.6130

    25. 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.

    26. 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.

    27. EL New Teacher Academy

    Program: RPDC - Southwest

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

    Dates: 7/31/2019

    This workshop is designed for districts who have a new EL teacher or a staff member who is new to the coordination of English learner services. Topics covered will be Missouri guidelines and WIDA Can Do's and ACCESS. Other topics include strategies for scaffolding, the importance of developing language objectives, and how to collaborate and support instruction in the classroom. Additionally, we will discuss the resources and supports available. Parking and Lunch included in the price. All attendees will also receive some free resources.

    28. SW Region MLDS MENTOR Training July 31st (MORNING Session)

    Program: RPDC - Southwest

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

    Audience: SW Region Mentors for MLDS New Leaders

    Dates: 7/31/2019

    SW Region MLDS (Missouri Leadership Development System) Mentors will meet on July 31st at the Park Central Office Building in downtown Springfield starting at 9:00-11:30 a.m. We will be meeting in Room 112 on the first floor. Mentors will learn about MLDS and updates to the mentoring expectations for working with Emerging Leaders.

    Coffee and pastries will be provided.

    Please register so that we may send you a parking code prior to the meeting date.

    29. SW Region MLDS MENTOR Training July 31st (AFTERNOON Session)

    Program: RPDC - Southwest

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

    Audience: SW Region Mentors for MLDS New Leaders

    Dates: 7/31/2019

    SW Region MLDS MENTOR Training July 31st (Afternoon Session)

    SW Region MLDS (Missouri Leadership Development System) Mentors will meet on July 31st at the Park Central Office Building in downtown Springfield starting at 12:30-3:00 p.m. We will be meeting in Room 112 on the first floor. Mentors will learn about MLDS and updates to the mentoring expectations for working with Emerging Leaders.

    Please register so that we may send you a parking code prior to the meeting date.

    30. 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.

    31. Leading the Way: Becoming a Trauma Informed and Trauma Sensitive School

    Program: RPDC - Southwest

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

    Dates: 8/1/2019

    Research shows that initiatives and programs led by informed and engaged administrators get results! If you are ready to lead the charge in becoming a trauma informed school, attend this informative half day session where we will address:
    •Impacts of developmental and single event trauma on the brain
    •What policies and procedures tend to be triggers for trauma effected students
    •What strategies/actions can be implemented NOW to support trauma effected students
    •How to create an early identification and support system in your building for RTI support. Join Julie Germann and Lois Jones and be prepared to come away with resources and ideas to lead your school to better serve students living with traumatic experiences. Parking, coffee and pastries will be included in the cost of registration.

    32. 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 11/14/2019

    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.

    33. *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 - 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.]

    34. *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.

    35. Introduction to Special Education For New Special Education Teachers

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 8/1/2019

    Are you a first year Special Education Teacher who could use a brief overview of Special Education vocabulary, law, process and procedures? If so, then this training is for you! During this training participants will be introduced to basic Special Education vocabulary, foundational laws and regulations, and procedures. This training is intended to provide the first year Special Education teacher with an overview of the foundations of Special Education that are necessary for a successful first year of teaching Special Education.

    36. LETRS Cohort Launch

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: LETRS Cohort Participants - BY INVITATION ONLY

    Dates: 8/1/2019

    This LETRS Launch is an orientation meeting to introduce the course, explain the log in process, discuss how the online course and face to face PD intertwine, etc.

    Participants will have the opportunity to meet the facilitators, ask questions, learn about the requirements before the first face to face training and discuss any concerns about the timeline or the course. After the meeting, participants will complete the Unit 1 pre-assessment.

    Participants have the option to attend via Zoom. Please sign up and then email Debra Jones jonesdebr@mst.edu to request to attend via Zoom.

    37. 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

    38. 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.

  • 39. 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

    40. *Beginning Teacher Assistance Program - Graduate Credit Level 1: Mentors

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Audience: Mentors to Beginning Teacher Assistance Program-Graduate Credit Level 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-Graduate Credit Level 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.]

    41. *Beginning Teacher Assistance Program - Graduate Credit Level 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 19, 2019; January 28, February 13 (Th), 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: $500*-7 sessions + spring on-site support visits as requested, morning refreshments, lunch & Fred Jones' book Tools for Teaching included
    The 3 hours of graduate credit will be an additional cost paid to Truman State University [$75/hr totaling $225].
    *2 or more new teachers from same district enrolled in Graduate Credit Level 1 pay only $450 per teacher; discount taken after conclusion of program

    This 3-level professional development opportunity is designed to provide support & strategies for new teachers and is based on the new Missouri Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) Standards. In addition, a network of support and 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, and effective research-based instructional strategies.

    During Graduate Credit Level 1, new teachers will meet with Level 1 participants for one session prior to the start of school with their mentor, one session with their administrator and an MSTA lawyer, one session as a cohort, one session in a Zoom meeting [during conference period]; then participants will continue to meet for two sessions as a cohort, and a final session with their mentor. 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.

    42. *Beginning Teacher Assistance Program - Level 1: Mentors

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

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

    Dates: 8/2/2019

    TENTATIVE DATE: Friday, August 2, 2019

    TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

    LOCATION: Truman State University Student Union Building TBA

    COST: $25 - 1 full-day session - 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 one session of the Beginning Teacher Assistance Program-Level 1 with their mentee. [Please see note below regarding initial training session on August 1.]

    All mentors will need to attend this session with their mentee. Mentors are asked to bring the following 3 items to the session:
    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.]

    43. *Beginning Teacher Assistance Program - Level 1: New Teachers

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Dates: 8/2/2019 to 1/28/2020


    TENTATIVE DATES: Friday, August 2; Tuesdays--September 24, November 19, 2019; & January 28, 2020

    TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

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

    COST: $300* - 4 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 Level 1 pay only $250 per teacher; discount taken after conclusion of program

    This 3-level professional development opportunity is designed to provide support & strategies for new teachers and is based on the new Missouri Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) Standards. In addition, a network of support and 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, and effective research-based instructional strategies.

    During Level 1, new teachers will meet for one session prior to the start of school with their mentor, one session with their administrator and an MSTA lawyer, one session as a cohort, and one session in a Zoom meeting [during conference period]. 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.

    44. 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**

    45. SW Region MLDS New Leaders Cohort 2019-2020 JOPLIN Kick Off August 2

    Program: RPDC - Southwest

    Location: Joplin Senior High School (Joplin, MO) [map]

    Audience: Principals and Assistant Principals (Elementary, Middle, High School)

    Dates: 8/2/2019

    SW Region MLDS New Leaders Cohort 2019-2020 JOPLIN Kick Off August 2, 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 for the Joplin Cohort will be held on Friday, August 2 at Joplin High School. MLDS Emerging Level supports all leaders in their first few 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: 9:00-2:00 with a short lunch break (on your own)

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

    46. 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.

    47. 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

    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.

    48. 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.

    49. 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.

    50. 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.

    51. 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.

    52. 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)

    53. 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

    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.

    54. 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

    55. Introduction to Federal Programs

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Federal Programs Coordinators

    Dates: 8/7/2019

    New
    This session will provide background information, essential program components, required documentation, references and sources of information, plus planning and budgeting.

    Topics will include:
    * Updates from ESSA
    * District Level Federal Programs Responsibilities
    * Title 1A, Title 2A, Title 4 Program Requirements
    * Uses of Funds
    * Programming and Planning for Federal Programs
    * The Tiered Monitoring Structure Overview
    * Implementation of Title IA Targeted and School-Wide Programming.

    Target Audience: Newly appointed Federal Programs Directors or Administrators and experienced Directors who are interested in a refresher

    56. SW-PBS Tier 1 Training Dates-Russell Jones Education Center

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: 3 Park Hill School District (Kansas City, MO) [map]

    Audience: Building Administrator with SWPBS Tier 1 Team Members

    Dates: 8/7/2019 to 5/13/2020

    By Invitation Only
    Regional Preparation Phase


    Session Description: Missouri Schoolwide Positive Behavior Supports (MO SW-PBS) will host a series of workshops designed for Preparation Phase school teams. Teams will learn Essential Components of SW-PBS, share progress towards creating systems for future implementation and network to share developing practices. For current SW-PBS Preparation Phase schools only.


    By the end of these sessions participants will be able to

    •Describe the Science of Behavior including antecedent, behavior and consequence.

    •Identify schoolwide expectations that define success for all students.

    •Create a matrix of behaviors to clarify each schoolwide expectations.

    •Develop lesson plans to teach schoolwide expectations.

    •Gain commitment from all stakeholders.

    •Develop a tangible and non-tangible reinforcement system to enhance the use of specific positive feedback.

    •Develop and implement a continuum of positive reinforcement to motivate students.

    •Define what constitutes a major or office-managed behavior.

    •Use strategies for minor or staff-managed inappropriate behavior.

    •Engage in effective data-based decision making processes.

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

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: K-12 Special Education Teachers

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

    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 July 22 & 23

    58. New to School-Wide Positive Behavior Support?

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: PK-12 PBS New Team Members/Administrators

    Dates: 8/8/2019

    This one-day training is designed for staff and administrators that are new to a Northwest SW-PBS school/district. Participants will gain an understanding of the essential systemic pieces that make up SW-PBS and how they are being implemented in their new building. The knowledge gained from this session will assist the participant, and their school, in implementing School-Wide Positive Behavior Supports with fidelity.

    Lunch will be provided.

    59. Best Practices to Avoid the Misuse of the Recovery Room

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

    Audience: General ED & SPED Leadership, Administration, Counselors, & Recovery/Focus Room Staff

    Dates: 8/8/2019

    Does your school have a Recovery Room? A Focus Room? A Safe Room? Central RPDC staff are offering this session for schools seeking guidance in the use of recovery, focus, or safe rooms. Join us to learn about developing systems to make the use of these spaces effective for your students and staff. A range of topics will be covered including identifying the function of student behavior, de-escalating the acting out cycle, teaching of social skills, working with student sensory issues, and developing a system for your staff and students. We will also review legal issues associated with these types of rooms.

    Lunch will be provided.

    60. The Work of the Leadership Team

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

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

    Audience: District collaborative team members

    Dates: 8/9/2019

    Shared leadership is an essential element in any Professional Learning Community. After all, people are far less likely to tear down a fence they helped build themselves! The work of the building leadership team includes maintaining a collaborative culture, providing feedback to collaborative teams, collecting and reviewing building level data, supporting and training for new faculty, protecting the mission and achieving the vision! Join us for a day of learning how your leadership team can come together as a group and be a positive influence for your school and the students you serve.

    61. 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: 8/12/2019

    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.

    62. *Interpreting IEPs for the General Education Teacher

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Audience: This workshop is for any general education teacher who works with special needs students with an IEP.

    Dates: 8/13/2019

    DATE: Tuesday, August 13, 2019

    TIME: 9:00am-12:00pm

    LOCATION: Truman State University Violette Hall 2351

    COST: $30 - Morning refreshments included

    Special Education students are taught in the general education classroom whenever possible, due in part to a federal policy that requires teaching students in the "least restrictive environment" appropriate. Prior to the start of school, teachers need to request a copy of their special needs students' Individualized Education Plan (IEP), yet many don't know how to read &/or understand it.

    In this workshop, we will delve into an IEP and discuss what information should be included and how that information impacts the classroom.

    This workshop is for any general education teacher who works with special needs students with an IEP.

    63. New to MAP-A

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

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

    Dates: 8/14/2019

    This training will provide familiarity with the process of administration of the MAP-A and relevant material for the embedded teaching process prior to spring testing. Participants will learn about the various levels and how to create a dynamic test for each individual student. Participants will become familiar with selecting appropriate Essential Elements based on the blueprints and how to integrate Instructionally relevant testlets into classroom instruction. Additionally, participants will learn how to use the Educator Portal and become familiar with the manuals that are relevant for each process. Compliance components will be addressed.

    64. Paraprofessional Training & Support

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5 Polo R-VII School District (Polo, MO)

    Audience: PK-12 Para-Professionals

    Dates: 8/14/2019

    This hands-on, interactive workshop will concentrate on training for new and experienced para-professionals to be successful in their school assignments. Participants will be provided with a a tool box of strategies to assist with student behavior and instruction and building relationships with students. Time will also be spent reviewing their roles and responsibilities

    Lunch included.

    This training will also be offered on September 11.

    65. Understanding Emotional Poverty in all demographics

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

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

    Dates: 8/15/2019

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

    66. 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: 8/19/2019

    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.

    67. Experienced MAP-A

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

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

    Dates: 8/20/2019

    This training takes the participant through the steps involved in “developing a process of planning that improves the development of the IEP and helps team participants see the importance of connecting instructional goals to the general curriculum and grade-level standards.” Emphasis is placed on aligning IEP goals with the Missouri Learning Standards. Participants should bring a redacted copy of an IEP to work with as we go through the process.

    68. Administrator Book Study -The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Audience: PreK-12 school leaders

    Dates: 8/21/2019 to 12/18/2019

    New
    When you become a Multiplier, your whole team succeeds!

    Why do some leaders double their team's effectiveness, while others seem to drain the energy right out of the room? Using insights gained from more than 100 interviews with school leaders, this book pinpoints the five disciplines that define how Multipliers bring out the best across their schools. By practicing these disciplines, you'll learn how to:


    •Attract top teachers to your school

    •Create an intense environment that demands people's best thinking

    •Drive sound decisions by constructing debate and decision-making forums

    •Give your team a sense of ownership for responsibilities and results

    Members of the Administrator Book Study will read, discuss and, most importantly, set goals for becoming a multiplier.
    **Those registering prior to Wednesday, August 14, 2019 will receive a copy of the book with their registration.

    69. Setting Up A Positive Classroom Environment

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

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

    Dates: 8/21/2019

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

    70. New Special Education Teacher Academy 2019

    Program: RPDC - Southwest

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

    Dates: 8/22/2019 to 8/23/2019

    This two day academy is designed to take new Special Education Teachers through the entire special education process including progress monitoring, student-led IEPS, quality eligibility determinations, writing quality IEPs, being in compliance with Federal and State regulations, behavior management strategies, hot topics and much more. In addition, this academy provides new teachers with a much needed venue to ask questions and find resources in the most challenging year of teaching. Technical assistance will also be provided. Please note: This training is for first year special education teachers ONLY. The topics covered and added support is a valuable investment for your new special education teachers! Day 1-August 22: Day 2-August 23 The location will be at the Holiday Inn, 2720 N. Glenstone, Springfield, MO. Registration will be at 8:30 am and training will start at 9:00 am. The day will end at 3:00 pm. A light breakfast and lunch will be served. Cost per participant is $100.00 If want to cancel your enrollment, we must be notified 10 days in advance.

    71. Paraeducator Training-A.M.

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: Paraeducators

    Dates: 8/22/2019

    To assist in preparing paraeducators for a successful 2019-20 school year, the RPDC is offering a training session for Special Education Paraeducators. This session will enhance their skills, interactions and effectiveness in the classroom as they work with teachers to provide additional assistance and support to students.

    A variety of topics will be addressed, including:
    *Legal and Ethical Responsibilities
    *Confidentiality Do's and Don'ts
    *Disability Categories
    *Roles and Responsibilities
    *Understanding the Differences between Accommodations and Modifications
    *Working Effectively with Students
    *Ways to Work Effectively with Students During Instruction
    *Effective Classroom and Behavior Management Tips and Tools

    Cost: $24 (RPDC Members) OR $30 (Non-Members)

    72. SWIS Training for PBS Schools

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Dates: 8/22/2019

    DATE: Thursday, August 22, 2019

    TIME: 8:30-11:30am

    LOCATION: Truman State University TBA

    COST: SW-PBS Agreement

    This SWIS (School-Wide Information System) Training is for school personnel who will be setting up the initial SWIS settings, entering data, running reports, and digging deeper into school-wide discipline data for data-based decision making. New personnel who will be using SWIS, as well as those who may need a refresher, are encouraged to attend this important and informative training.

    Those who plan to attend both trainings must register for both.

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

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

    Dates: 8/22/2019 to 2/6/2020

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

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

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

    Dates: 8/22/2019 to 4/22/2020

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

    75. Para Educator Training

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Paraprofessionals

    Dates: 8/22/2019

    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.

    76. CICO and I-SWIS: A Training for PBS Schools

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Dates: 8/22/2019

    DATE: Thursday, August 22, 2019

    TIME: 12:30-3:30pm

    LOCATION: Truman State University TBA

    COST: SW-PBS Agreement

    This CICO (Check-In/Check-Out) and I-SWIS (Individual Student Records School-Wide Information System) Training is for school personnel on how to use these applications.
    The CICO-SWIS is a Tier 2 application, and the I-SWIS is a Tier 3 application.

    Those who plan to attend both trainings must register for both.

    77. Paraeducator Training-P.M.

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: Paraeducators

    Dates: 8/22/2019

    To assist in preparing paraeducators for a successful 2019-20 school year, the RPDC is offering a training session for Special Education Paraeducators. This session will enhance their skills, interactions and effectiveness in the classroom as they work with teachers to provide additional assistance and support to students.

    A variety of topics will be addressed, including:
    *Legal and Ethical Responsibilities
    *Confidentiality Do's and Don'ts
    *Disability Categories
    *Roles and Responsibilities
    *Understanding the Differences between Accommodations and Modifications
    *Working Effectively with Students
    *Ways to Work Effectively with Students During Instruction
    *Effective Classroom and Behavior Management Tips and Tools

    Cost: $24 (RPDC Members) OR $30 (Non-Members)

    78. 1st Year Special Education Directors or Process Coordinators

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

    Audience: 1st Year Special Education Directors and Process Coordinators

    Dates: 8/23/2019 to 4/24/2020

    Come join us once a month for this 7-Day Academy that will cover all of the following:

    >> Understanding the Standards and Indicators Manual
    >> Recent Special Education Court Decisions
    >> Preparing for Tiered Monitoring
    >> Due Dates
    >> Writing Compliant Evaluation Reports
    >> When to write a Notice of Action
    >> Writing Compliant RED
    >> Understanding Your Special Education Profile

    Registration and Breakfast will begin at 8:30 with the presentation starting at 9:00 am.

    79. Speech Language Eligibility and Speech Implementer Training

    Program: RPDC - Southwest

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

    Dates: 8/23/2019

    Speech-Language Eligibility Criterion

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

    Learning objectives for this training are:

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

    Speech Implementer Training:

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

    Learning objectives for this training are:

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

    80. *Developing Quality IEPs - Moberly Location

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Moberly School District (Moberly, MO)

    Dates: 8/26/2019

    DATE: Monday, August 26, 2019

    TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

    LOCATION: Moberly Area Technical Center (1623 Gratz Brown Rd., Moberly)

    COST: $30 - Lunch is on your own

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

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

    This workshop must have at least 8 enrolled by August 19 or it will be cancelled.

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

    81. 2nd Year Special Education Directors or Process Coordinators

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

    Audience: 2nd Year Special Education Directors and Process Coordinators

    Dates: 8/26/2019 to 4/27/2020

    Come join us for monthly meetings held throughout the 2019-2020 school year. During these monthly meetings, we will cover a number of different topics that directly relate to your day-to-day responsibilities. The goal of these meetings will be to keep you current with DESE guidelines, submission due dates and compliance hot topics. Some of our topics will include:

    >> Referring students to Missouri Schools for the Severely Disabled
    >> Making appropriate and quality eligibility determinations
    >> New Compliance Hot Topics
    >> Child complaints and how to avoid them
    >> Data and Progress Monitoring
    >> Understanding MOSIS submissions and your responsibilities
    >> Serving homeless, ELL, and gifted special education students

    Registration and Breakfast will begin at 8:30 with the presentation starting at 9:00 am.

    82. New to MAP-A

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

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

    Dates: 8/26/2019

    This training will provide familiarity with the process of administration of the MAP-A and relevant material for the embedded teaching process prior to spring testing. Participants will learn about the various levels and how to create a dynamic test for each individual student. Participants will become familiar with selecting appropriate Essential Elements based on the blueprints and how to integrate Instructionally relevant testlets into classroom instruction. Additionally, participants will learn how to use the Educator Portal and become familiar with the manuals that are relevant for each process. Compliance components will be addressed

    83. Special Education Compliance Bootcamp

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Dates: 8/27/2019

    This session will focus on the areas of most common noncompliance including, but not limited to: discipline, IEP development and evaluations/reevaluations. It will provide hands-on-training using the model forms, the Standards and Indicators Manual and the State Plan for Special Education.

    84. New Special Education Teacher Academy 2019

    Program: RPDC - Southwest

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

    Dates: 8/27/2019 to 8/28/2019

    This two day academy is designed to take new Special Education Teachers through the entire special education process including progress monitoring, student-led IEPS, quality eligibility determinations, writing quality IEPs, being in compliance with Federal and State regulations, behavior management strategies, hot topics and much more. In addition, this academy provides new teachers with a much needed venue to ask questions and find resources in the most challenging year of teaching. Technical assistance will also be provided. Please note: This training is for first year special education teachers ONLY. The topics covered and added support is a valuable investment for your new special education teachers! Day 1-August 27: Day 2-August 28 The location will be at the Holiday Inn, 2720 N. Glenstone, Springfield, MO. Registration will be at 8:30 am and training will start at 9:00 am. The day will end at 3:00 pm. A light breakfast and lunch will be served. Cost per participant is $100.00 If want to cancel your enrollment, we must be notified 10 days in advance.

    85. *2019-2020 Northeast Teachers' Academy

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Dates: 8/27/2019 to 4/30/2020

    Improving Student Achievement Using Effective Instructional Practices

    AN APPLICATION MUST BE COMPLETED TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS ACADEMY. PLEASE CONTACT THE NORTHEAST RPDC FOR AN APPLICATION.

    TENTATIVE DATES: August 27 (T), September 18 (W), October 22 (T), November 15 (F), 2019; January 23 (Th), February 25 (T), March 24 (T), April 30 (Th), 2020

    TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

    LOCATIONS: Truman State University Student Union Building TBA *except 9/18 which is State Kick-off at the Lodge of the 4 Seasons and 1/23 which is state winter meeting at the Lodge of the 4 Seasons
    *Participants must register for the September and January state meetings separately through DESE at
    9/18 - https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=11005&I=3075344 and
    1/23 - https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=11005&I=3075356

    COST: $500* per participant - Lunch and John Antonetti's book 17,000 Classroom Visits Can't Be Wrong: Strategies That Engage Students, Promote Learning, and Boost Achievement included
    *In addition, travel expenses and substitutes will be the responsibility of the school district or individual.

    Teachers' Academy is based on the very successful Leadership Academy Program. The Academy focus is centered on student engagement, instructional strategies, and reflection on practices that align with the Missouri State Teacher Standards. The Teachers' Academy is designed to provide participants with an intellectually stimulating opportunity to learn highly effective teaching strategies and collaborate with other highly committed teachers in the region and throughout the state.

    86. MO SW-PBS Jumpstart Day for coaches and administrators

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

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

    Dates: 8/27/2019

    Back to school and back to PBIS! Participant coaches and administrators at any level may join us for this informative overview of what's new with PBIS and to set up a plan for fidelity for the year!

    87. School-Wide Positive Behavior Support (SW-PBS) Tier 3 Foundations Teams Training

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Dates: 8/27/2019 to 2/19/2020

    DATES: Tuesday, August 27; Wednesday, October 16; Friday, December 6, 2019; and Wednesday, February 19, 2020

    TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

    LOCATION: Truman State University Student Union Building TBA

    COST: SW-PBS Agreement

    Tier 3 training is designed for SW-PBS school teams that have demonstrated readiness to develop a Tier 3 system of individualized support. School teams will build on the established school-wide system to develop an efficient process to serve high-risk students by learning how to conduct a Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) and use the results to develop a basic Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP). Sessions are intended for teams that are new to Tier 3 and/or have limited experience with the FBA-BIP process.

    Sessions include instruction for collecting relevant student data using a variety of techniques, interpreting data to determine a competing pathway, identification of function-based intervention strategies, writing behavior goals, and options for monitoring implementation and student progress.

    Across four days of training, teams will engage in a guided practice opportunity for conducting a functional assessment and developing an appropriate intervention plan using data from a student in their own setting. Participants will use an evaluation rubric to assess features of their practice FBA-BIP.

    Session 1: Tier 3 Overview, Core Team, Professional Learning, and Student Identification
    Session 2: Tier 3 Action Plan and FBA (Functional Behavior Assessment) Process
    Session 3: Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP) - Part 1
    Session 4: Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP) - Part 2

    88. SW-PBS Maintenance & Networking

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

    Audience: Tier 1, 2 and 3 Team Coaches and Administrators

    Dates: 8/27/2019

    This session is offered by the SW-PBS Consultants for schools that have completed their training levels (or at least Tier 1). The purpose of this session is to provide information to keep teams, coaches, and administrators up to date on the latest training materials, research, and strategies for SW-PBS Implementation. Information on all tiers will be presented with the main focus on supporting schools for Tier 1 maintenance. Time will also be used for networking and questions.

    Target audience: Tier 1, 2 and 3 Team Coaches and administrators. This meeting is not for those currently undergoing Tier 1 Preparation, Emerging or Emerging Advanced training.

    89. Special Education New Teachers Academy

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: 1st and 2nd Year Special Education Teachers

    Dates: 8/28/2019 to 4/1/2020

    August 28: Special Education Process: As a result of this training, participants will have a basic understanding of special education laws that focus on the implementation of the special education process, which is the process used for referring students for evaluation, finding children eligible for services, establishing an Individualized Education Program for them, and continued review of services and progress of and for the child.

    October 23: Writing Quality Individualized Education Plans (IEP):
    As a result of this training, participants will know the best practices in preparing for an IEP meeting, be able to write present level of academic achievement and functional performance, write SMART goals related to the students' needs and understand all components of the IEP

    January 22: Progress Monitoring and Data Collection:
    As a result of this training, participants will be able to understand progress monitoring, the purpose of data collection and how it impacts your instructional practices.

    April 1: Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP):
    As a result of this training, participants will learn how to conduct formal and informal functional behavior assessments and translating the data to a behavior intervention plan.

    Cost: $200 for Non-RPDC Members $160 for RPDC Members

    90. MTDS: Mentor Teacher Training - Day 1 - Springfield

    Program: RPDC - Southwest

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

    Audience: Mentor Teachers

    Dates: 8/28/2019

    Give your teacher leaders the training they need to grow as an educator as they become a successful mentor for new teachers.

    Research has shown that, "Teacher leaders with specific training before working as mentors to novice teachers may have greater success in impacting professional growth, development, and success" (Gielbelhause & Bowman, 2002).

    Teachers completing mentor training are encouraged to participate in a Beginning Teacher Paired Learning Cohort offered as part of the Statewide Beginning Teachers Assistance Program (BTAP) and part of the Aligned & Connected Teacher Support System.

    The research is clear that, "...highly-qualified mentors may be associated with an increase in student achievement, improved student behavior, and greater teacher enthusiasm." (White & Mason, 2003).

    Don't miss this opportunity to give mentor teachers the information and training they need to support new teachers while increasing their own professional learning and development as teacher leaders.

    Breakfast will be served at 8:30 am with session starting at 9:00 am. Lunch on your own from 11:00 am - Noon.

    91. Experienced MAP-A

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 8/28/2019

    This workshop is for Special Education personnel who have previously been trained to administer the MAP-A. A portion of the training will be spent viewing the MAP-A DESE webinar with your colleagues. The training will review choosing Essential Elements to assess student skills, review any changes made to the KITE Suite, and discuss important dates. Additionally, participants will review how to integrate instructionally relevant testlets into daily instruction. Participants will also become familiar with the compliance components related to the MAP-A. *3 hours for training and 3 hours for planning and instruction(optional)* Lunch will be on your own.

    92. Get Them on the Bus: Improving Teacher Efficacy and Creating Momentum for Change

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

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

    Dates: 8/28/2019

    Building administrators and teacher leaders are invited to join us for this fun, in-depth look at what we can do to create the right conditions for powerful, cultural change to take place in our schools. John Hattie's "Visible Learning"½ research identifies "collective teacher efficacy"½ as the most powerful factor contributing to student achievement, yet developing this in our faculty remains a significant challenge for those looking to create lasting, impactful change. How can we develop consensus among our teachers? How can we minimize the impact of naysayers? Join us for a fun day of learning as you form a plan for celebration and goal-setting that transforms "one more thing"½ into a faculty asking "What's next?"½

    93. MAP-A Training: NEW Examiners (Teachers, Paras & Administrators)

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

    Audience: Teachers, Administrators, and Paras not previously trained on administration of MAP-A.

    Dates: 8/28/2019

    This MAP-A Training is for Special Education personnel who are new to the administration of the MAP-A or those who need to be familiar with the process. Participants will learn how the various levels of the assessment map work together to create a dynamic test for each individual student, how to select appropriate Essential Elements based upon the blue print and the grade level, and how to integrate Instructionally Relevant Testlets into the classroom instruction regularly. Additionally, participants will learning how to use the Educator Portal and learn what equipment will be necessary for students to complete this assessment. Participants will also become familiar with the compliance components related to the MAP-A. Please bring a hard copy or a device to access the Test Administration Manual and the Accessibility Manual.

    Participants need to bring the following:
    ----New Accessibility Manual or Laptop
    ----New Administrators Manual (expected to be released by the training date) or Laptop.
    ----Chrome books will not work.

    Registration and Breakfast 8:30 am with Presentation beginning at 9:00 am. Lunch will be provided.

    94. Missouri Statewide Teacher Academy

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

    Audience: A current classroom teacher with 3 years of classroom experience - A teacher with demonstrated classroom effectiveness - A teacher with a commitment to sustained professional growth

    Dates: 8/28/2019 to 4/15/2020

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

    Participation requires release days for regional meetings and Statewide Sessions. Tuition, transportation, food and substitutes will be the responsibility of the school or individual.

    How are Academy Fellows selected?
    Fellows are selected from an application process which requires a short narrative response to a set of questions and a letter of recommendation. Scholarships are available.

    Lunch will be provided.

    95. PLC Cohort Training - RTI

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Administrators and Leadership Team

    Dates: 8/28/2019

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

    Please register for each day separately.

    Participation in these series is by invitation only.

    FEES ARE COMMUNICATED BY AGREEMENT WITH EACH PARTICIPATING SCHOOL.

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

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

    96. Desired Results Developmental Profile 2015

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 8/29/2019

    New
    The Desired Results Developmental Profile© (2015) is a research-based, observation readiness tool for the assessment of young children approved by the Missouri State Board of Education. The DRDP (2015) instrument is designed for teachers to observe, document, and reflect on the learning, development, and progress of children, who are enrolled in early care and education programs. The assessment results are intended to be used by the teacher to plan curriculum for individual children and groups of children and to guide continuous program improvement. This training is appropriate for all staff, providers and administrators working with young children.
    (Lunch will be provided.)

    7 hours of credit for each day.

    Participants will be able to attend DRDP 2015 and Meaningful Observations as two separate workshops. Participants who have not been to DRDP training previously are strongly encouraged to attend both days.

    Anyone that was previously trained (on the DRDP 2010) could attend one or both days.

    97. *LETRS: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling - Cohort 2

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

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

    Dates: 8/29/2019 to 4/2/2020

    Cohort 1 & 2 are identical-just different dates.

    DATES:
    Thursdays - Launch: August 29 (morning)
    Session 1: October 24
    Session 2: December 12, 2019
    Session 3: February 6
    Session 4: April 2, 2020

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

    LOCATION: Truman State University 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.

    98. Developing a Quality IEP

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: Special Education Teachers, Paraprofessionals, and Directors

    Dates: 8/29/2019

    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, the special education compliance consultant will provide training on the development of the quality components of an IEP such as writing descriptive present levels of performances, assuring measurability so that data can be gathered easily and quickly, selecting appropriate accommodations and/or modifications, and developing least restrictive environment statements appropriate for the student. Missouri Standards and Indicators criteria will be reviewed and case studies will be used to further the participant's knowledge of compliance requirements of quality IEPs.

    The information shared will be appropriate for all grade levels of Special Education teachers, process coordinators, and special education directors.

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

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

    99. Diving Deeper into Grades 3-5 New Expanded Missouri Learning Standards in Mathematics Part 1 of 2

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 8/29/2019

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

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

    100. MO SW-PBS New Teacher Training on 8 Effective Classroom Practices

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

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

    Dates: 8/29/2019

    Training for beginning or new teachers on the PBIS 8 Effective Classroom Practices. Learn practical ways to develop and support classroom management. More about the practices: http://pbismissouri.org/tier-1-effective-classroom-practices/

    101. School-Wide Positive Behavior Support (SW-PBS) Tier 1 Refresher/New Team Member Training

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Dates: 8/29/2019 to 9/18/2019

    DATE: Thursday, August 29 and Wednesday, September 18, 2019

    TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

    LOCATION: Truman State University Student Union Building TBA

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

    This two-day Tier 1 Refresher/New Team Member Training will be offered for staff members and administrators new to SW-PBS or those who would like a refresher. These two days of training will focus on understanding the 8 essential components of the Tier 1 process.

    INTENDED AUDIENCE: Staff members and administrators who are new to SW-PBS buildings &/or teams, as well as experienced SW-PBS participants who may want/need a refresher.