Specially Designed Instruction

02/02/21 - 02/02/22 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Special education means specially designed instruction, at no cost to the parents, to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability. The Specially Designed Instruction module focuses on federal regulations associated with this type of instruction including what that instruction looks like, who it is intended to serve, and many other aspects.

The training will begin at 9:00a.m. (registration will open at 8:30). Please be prepared to following the guidelines for face coverings as are required in Kansas City per the Mayor or Jackson County.

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MLDS: New Leaders Year I Cohort 21-22

07/27/21 - 05/05/22 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

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: New Leaders Year I, New Leaders Year II, Sustaining Leadership Year III, Sustaining Leadership IV and Transformational Leadership V.

New Leaders Year 1 Cohort:
The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is a series of professional learning experiences specifically tailored to develop leadership capacity across multiple domains of leadership. Research and practical experience confirm the impact of leadership on multiple aspects of school life, personal satisfaction, recruitment and retention of faculty and staff, and student achievement, to name a few. Essential activities will include, but are not limited to productive and relevant mentoring (Emerging Level – years 1 and 2) and comprehensive and progressive learning treatments designed to meet principals’ needs at their current level of experience (Emerging and Developing Levels). Join this cohort and watch your leadership skill and professional network grow. Not sure which cohort to join? Just ask!

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MTDS Emerging II (BTAP 2)

08/05/21 - 05/10/22 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

You made it through year one, but your learning never stops! Continue your growth as an emerging teacher!

This program offers continued support for early career teachers.

Emerging II begins with a statewide kick-off event featuring Mike Rutherford, author of The Artisan Teacher!. Participants will receive a copy of Mike’s book “The Artisan Teacher”.

Emerging II is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System and is open to any teacher who has completed a Beginning Teacher Assistance Program in Missouri.

This opportunity provides:
•access to experts- Kick-off event with Mike Rutherford!
•access to on-demand learning, including Mike Rutherford’s MTDS series
•consultant support
•networking with other teachers
•competency-based programming


•Emerging II emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies

•Differentiates to Meet Unique Student Needs
Designs lesson variations to: (a) contanet; (b) process; (c) product; and/or (d) environment based on analysis of student needs.
•Plans Student Progress Monitoring
Plans formal and informal assessment strategies and documentation structures to check and record understanding of lesson targets during instruction.
•Works in a Community of Practice

Participates in a community of practice to share evidence of effectiveness and progress towards curricular goals, plan curricular revisions, and discuss meeting student needs

**Scholarships Available** *Travel expenses are each district’s responsibility*

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MTDS Emerging II (BTAP 2) – Grandview

08/05/21 - 05/10/22 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

You made it through year one, but your learning never stops! Continue your growth as an emerging teacher!

This program offers continued support for early career teachers.

Emerging II begins with a statewide kick-off event featuring Mike Rutherford, author of The Artisan Teacher!. Participants will receive a copy of Mike’s book “The Artisan Teacher”. Emerging II is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System and is open to any teacher who has completed a Beginning Teacher Assistance Program in Missouri.

This opportunity provides:
•access to experts- Kick-off event with Mike Rutherford!
•access to on-demand learning, including Mike Rutherford’s MTDS series
•consultant support
•networking with other teachers
•competency-based programming
•Emerging II emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies
•Differentiates to Meet Unique Student Needs Designs lesson variations to: (a) content; (b) process; (c) product; and/or (d) environment based on analysis of student needs.
•Plans Student Progress Monitoring Plans formal and informal assessment strategies and documentation structures to check and record understanding of lesson targets during instruction.
•Works in a Community of Practice Participates in a community of practice to share evidence of effectiveness and progress towards curricular goals, plan curricular revisions, and discuss meeting student needs

**Scholarships Available** *Travel expenses are each district’s responsibility*
Questions? Please contact Kat at nicolausk@umkc.edu

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MTDS Developing Level II: Teacher Academy Graduates 2021-2022

08/11/21 - 04/27/22 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

This program offers support for mid-career teachers. Developing II begins with a statewide kick-off event featuring national expert John Antonetti!

Developing II is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System (mo-mtds.net) and is open to any teacher who has:
* completed Developing I: Teacher Academy
* a strong desire for continuous professional improvement

This opportunity provides:
* access to experts: State Kick-off event with national expert John Antonetti
* a copy John’s book: Rigorous Task Design
* consultant support
* networking with other teachers
* competency-based programming

Developing II emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies

-Reflective Learner: Engages in On-Going Reflective Practice (Reflects on, in, and for practice, focusing
on: (a) directing future instruction by reflecting; and (b) monitoring progress, evaluating results, and
adjusting instruction based on the use of action research and student growth data)

-Instructional Designer: Develops Research-Based Instruction (Develops innovative instruction based on conducting and using action research that: (a) emphasizes essential concepts of content; (b) uses supplementary primary sources; (c) connects to student experience and culture; (d) meets the unique needs of diverse learners; and/or promotes student inquiry and interdisciplinary approaches)

-Professional: Understands & Promotes the Profession (Gains awareness of the larger professional community, including regional, state, national, and global professional educational communities and governmental bodies that impact the profession; and revises personal philosophy of teaching)

You must register separately for the Statewide meeting by September 16, 2021.

Questions? Please contact Kat at nicolausk@umkc.edu

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MTDS Developing Level I: Teacher Academy 2021-2022

08/12/21 - 04/21/22 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

This program offers support for mid-career teachers. Developing I begins with a statewide kick-off event featuring John Antonetti, author of 17,000 Classroom Visits Can’t Be Wrong!

Developing I is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System (mo-mtds.net) and is open to any teacher who has:
• completed at least three years of successful teaching
• a strong desire for professional improvement

The Academy is a year-long cohort experience, providing an opportunity to network with teachers across our region and state. Work will focus on state-approved competencies which include:
• Community Builder: Works in a Community of Practice
• Reflective Learner: Engages in On-Going Reflective Practice
• Instructional Designer: Uses Data to Make Decisions
• Facilitator of Student Thinking & Learning: Engages Students in Content
• Participation includes 2 full-day statewide meetings with other Teacher Academy Fellow from across the state, one in September and one in January, These meetings are held at Lake of the Ozarks and are facilitated by noted researcher and author John Antonetti. All participants receive a complimentary copy of his book, “17,000 Classroom Visits Can’t Be Wrong.

This opportunity provides:
• access to experts- Kick-off event with John Antonetti!
• a copy of John’s book: 17,000 Classroom Visits Can’t Be Wrong
• consultant support
• networking with other teachers
• competency-based programming

Any transportation and lodging costs are each district’s responsibility.

**Scholarships are available.**

Questions? Please contact Kat at nicolausk@umkc.edu

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MTDS Mastering: Mentoring

09/01/21 - 05/04/22 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

This program offers learning and support for mentor teachers.

Mastering: Mentoring is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System.

This opportunity provides:
•coaching, observation, and feedback training and support.
•consultant support
•regional networking with other mentor teachers
•opportunities to apply newly acquired skills with beginning teachers
•competency-based programming

•Mastering: Mentoring emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies
•Professional: Communicates Professionally
Develops and applies coaching conversation skills while mentoring aspiring/preparing/emerging teacher

•Competencies Related to Coaching & Mentoring Teachers on:
–Building a Community: Accessing & Building Systemic Services and Supports
–Managing a Classroom: Manages Behavior, Creates & Manages a Learning Environment, Communicates Progress Toward Learning Goals
–Being a Professional: Supports School District Vision, Mission, & Goals
–Designing Instruction: Develops Research-Based Instruction
–Reflecting on Practice: Sets Growth Goals

Questions? Please contat Kat at nicolausk@umkc.edu

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MLDS: Missouri Leadership Academy 21-22

09/02/21 - 05/05/22 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

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: New Leaders Year I, New Leaders Year II, Sustaining Leadership Year III, Sustaining Leadership IV and Transformational Leadership V.

Missouri Leadership Academy:
Leadership Academy is part of the Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS), which develops effective school leaders who: Engage with school and community, serve as catalysts for meaningful and productive change, recognize and develop excellent instruction, and create and sustain a culture of continuous learning. Leadership Academy is comprised of school leaders across the state of Missouri and aims to promote the success of each student by building leadership capacity in the following domains: Relational, Instructional, Visionary, Innovative and Managerial. Leadership Academy offers four regional meetings, a three-day outdoor learning experience and statewide meetings. Statewide meetings will be held in mid-Missouri and Potosi areas, and regional meetings will be conducted in cohorts in your area.

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MTDS Mastering: Mentoring - GRANDVIEW

09/02/21 - 05/10/22 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

This program offers learning and support for mentor teachers.

Mastering: Mentoring is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System.

This opportunity provides:
•coaching, observation, and feedback training and support.
•consultant support
•regional networking with other mentor teachers
•opportunities to apply newly acquired skills with beginning teachers
•competency-based programming

•Mastering: Mentoring emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies
•Professional: Communicates Professionally
Develops and applies coaching conversation skills while mentoring aspiring/preparing/emerging teacher

•Competencies Related to Coaching & Mentoring Teachers on:
–Building a Community: Accessing & Building Systemic Services and Supports
–Managing a Classroom: Manages Behavior, Creates & Manages a Learning Environment, Communicates Progress Toward Learning Goals
–Being a Professional: Supports School District Vision, Mission, & Goals
–Designing Instruction: Develops Research-Based Instruction
–Reflecting on Practice: Sets Growth Goals

Questions? Please contact Kat nicolausk@umkc.edu

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Special Education New Teachers Academy

09/16/21 - 03/15/22 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

This program is not part of the MTDS system and it does not meet BTAP requirements.

09/16: 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.

11/18: 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

01/18: 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.

03/15: 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.

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LETRS for Early Childhood Educators: A Proven Approach to Raising Reading Achievement Grades Pre K-K

09/20/21 - 04/04/22 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the “science of reading” so they are able to apply research into classroom application to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to-face trainings.

LETRS provides
•robust online learning experience
•Integrates assessment considerations and tools for each topic
•Guides teachers through classroom curriculum development
•Includes engaging videos that show teachers demonstrating effective instruction

Teachers, not programs, teach students to read.

The Early Childhood LETRS course of study will include three face-to-face sessions, a launch event with a Locally Certified Trainer scheduled strategically throughout the implementation. These sessions will incorporate Bridge-to-Practice activities, discussions of instructional strategies, and reflection on the integration of new learning, ensuring greater transfer to classroom application. Cost of Materials are purchased directly from Lexia Learning (robyn.rogers@lexialearning.com)

Cost: There will be a one-time charge of $400 per enrollee for the training series. Groups of 8 or more please call for pricing.

Please register by August 1, 2021

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MLDS: Sustaining Leadership III Cohort 21-22

09/21/21 - 05/05/22 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

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: New Leaders Year I, New Leaders Year II, Sustaining Leadership Year III, Sustaining Leadership IV and Transformational Leadership V.

Sustaining Leadership III Cohort:
The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) Sustaining Leadership III Cohort provides principals: Training and support through research-based learning experiences, opportunities to develop formal and informal professional networks. MLDS Sustaining Leadership III includes four regional meetings which provide practical, relevant learning as well as one coaching lab providing hands on experiences to improve skills in assessing school culture. Participation in New Leaders/Emerging Level content is a pre-requisite for this course. If you are in your first years of school leadership and did not participate in New Leaders content, please contact the RPDC Leadership Development Specialist, Tamara Moore-Callahan at tymtc7@umkc.edu to discuss your best cohort placement.

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Book Study - "Better than Carrots or Sticks” - Restorative Practices for Positive Classroom Practices --AM

09/22/21 - 12/15/21 at 7:30 am - 8:15 am

This book study will explore the connections between Restorative Practices and School-wide Positive Behavior Supports. Participants will have the opportunity to read and discuss with other colleagues as we dive deeper into the connection of these two practices and how these practices support positive classroom management.

First meeting is In-Person Introductory meeting, next 4 meetings will be Virtual Meetings

This book study is offered 2 times a day- 7:30-8:15AM; 4:00- 4:45PM

MUST REGISTER BY SEPTEMBER 10th, so books can be ordered.

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Book Study - "Better than Carrots or Sticks” - Restorative Practices for Positive Classroom Practices --PM

09/22/21 - 12/15/21 at 7:30 am - 8:15 am

This book study will explore the connections between Restorative Practices and School-wide Positive Behavior Supports. Participants will have the opportunity to read and discuss with other colleagues as we dive deeper into the connection of these two practices and how these practices support positive classroom management.

First meeting is In-Person Introductory meeting, next 4 meetings will be Virtual Meetings

This book study is offered 2 times a day- 7:30-8:15AM; 4:00- 4:45PM

MUST REGISTER BY SEPTEMBER 10th, so books can be ordered.

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MTDS Emerging I (BTAP I) – Grandview

09/22/21 - 04/20/22 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Beginning teachers are one of our greatest assets. Yet, 17% of teachers leave the career within the first five years (Gray et al., 2015). Effective professional development is a key factor of teacher retention (Podolsky et al., 2018).

This program is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System Missouri Teacher Development System (mo-mtds.net).

This opportunity provides:
– networking with other new teachers and educational consultants – just-in-time learning (critical firsts) – awareness of the phases of a new teacher – relationship-building skills – on-demand learning, including videos by Mike Rutherford – a copy of Mike Rutherford’s The Artisan Teacher

Emerging I meets Missouri’s BTAP certification requirements and emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies:
-Builds Relationships & Culture: Creating *culturally responsive relationships built on trust and mutual *respect for all

-Creates & Manages a Learning Environment: Implementing classroom layouts and organizational strategies to: (a) promote student interaction; (b) meet student needs and well-being; (c) minimize disruption; (d) allow teacher movement for monitoring student progress; (e) increase & manage student productivity; and (f) encourage self-directed student learning

-Develops Research-Based Instruction Using *research-based *lesson planning models/practices to plan lessons that include: (a) lesson targets; (b) *activities, tasks, and/or experiences; (c) *research-based and/or *evidence-based strategies; and (d) methods for monitoring/communicating student progress towards meeting lesson target

-Engages Students in Content Evaluating lessons to identify engaging qualities of work, higher level thinking, and high-yield instructional strategies

Questions? Please contact Kat at nicolausk@umkc.edu

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WIAT-4: Administration, Scoring and Interpretation -Virtual

09/23/21 - 09/24/21 at 8:30 am - 12:00 am

This workshop covers the fourth edition of the Wechsler Individual Achievement Test, a comprehensive measure of oral language, reading, written expression, and mathematics. The presenters will describe and demonstrate administration and scoring of the subtests, and basic interpretation of the results. Using sample data, lecture, and demonstration, the presenters will describe how WIAT-4 results are used to make diagnostic decisions and identify instructional recommendations.

As a result of this presentation, participants will:
-Describe administration directions for WIAT-4 subtests;
-Explain the interpretive process for WIAT-4 profiles;
-Describe the link between skills analysis and instructional recommendations.

A Pearson employee since 2006, Gloria Maccow, PhD is responsible for providing training on administration, scoring, and interpretation of assessment instruments and consulting with colleagues and customers about clinical assessments. Over the course of her career as an educator/university trainer, psychologist, and clinician, Dr. Maccow has conducted research on assessment methods and instruments, early intervention, and Response to Intervention. She is a member of the National Association of School Psychologists and maintains a current psychologist license from the state of North Carolina.

Cost is $100 per person
48 hour-Cancellation Policy for full refund.

This training will be virtual. Zoom link will be emailed prior to the training.

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MTDS: Regional Grant Information & Planning Sessions

09/24/21 at 8:30 am - 11:30 am

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is offering Teacher Recruitment and Retention Grants from the state’s allocation of the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds. The Missouri Teacher Development System (mo-mtds.net) Teacher Development Specialists (TDS) within Missouri’s RPDC network are hosting to support grant applicants with planning and submission support.

This regional information and planning session includes:

Grant Information
•Why are the grants being offered?
•What do we need to know about the grants?

Grant Planning
•How do we write a grant plan?
•What should we include in our grant plans?

Grant Resources
•What technical assistance is available to support these grants?
•Who can help us implement the grants?

$7 Per Participant-Union Station charges a per car parking rate to park in the West Garage that isn’t affiliated with with the Center”

Note: Offering the same workshop 2 other times- 10/5/21 & 11/10/21. Registration for each session is independent.

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LETRS: A Proven Approach to Raising Reading Achievement--Volume 2 Units 5-8

09/27/21 - 03/07/22 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the “science of reading” so they are able to apply research into classroom application to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to- face trainings.

LETRS provides
•Robust online learning experience
•Integrates assessment considerations and tools for each topic
•Guides teachers through classroom curriculum development
•Includes engaging videos that show teachers demonstrating effective instruction

Teachers, not programs, teach students to read.

The LETRS course of study will include four face-to-face sessions, a launch event with a Locally Certified Trainers scheduled strategically throughout the implementation. These sessions will incorporate Bridge-to-Practice activities, discussions of instructional strategies, and reflection on the integration of new learning, ensuring greater transfer to classroom application. Materials are purchased directly from Lexia Learning (robyn.rogers@lexialearning.com) for approximately $375 per person.

Please enroll by August 27, 2021.

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English Language Arts Network

09/28/21 - 01/27/22 at 8:30 am - 11:00 am

The ELA Network provides an opportunity for teachers, Instructional Coaches and administrators to learn and share new practices as well as get updates from DESE content specialists. This year’s Network meetings will be in person, with three sessions held over the year.

The cost is FREE to KCRPDC member districts, and $100 for up to four from non-member districts.

Contact Cindy Hedrick for membership information– cehedrick@umkc.edu

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Math Network

09/28/21 - 01/27/22 at 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

The MATH Network provides an opportunity for teachers, Instructional Coaches and administrators to learn and share new practices as well as get updates from DESE content specialists. This year’s Network meetings will be in person, with three sessions held over the year.

The cost is FREE to KCRPDC member districts, and $100 for up to four from non-member districts

Contact Cindy Hedrick for membership information– cehedrick@umkc.edu

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MTDS Emerging I (BTAP)

09/29/21 - 02/16/22 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Beginning teachers are one of our greatest assets. Yet, 17% of teachers leave the career within the first five years (Gray et al., 2015). Effective professional development is a key factor of teacher retention (Podolsky et al., 2018).

This program is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System Missouri Teacher Development System (mo-mtds.net).

This opportunity provides:
– networking with other new teachers and educational consultants – just-in-time learning (critical firsts) – awareness of the phases of a new teacher – relationship-building skills – on-demand learning, including videos by Mike Rutherford – a copy of Mike Rutherford’s The Artisan Teacher

Emerging I meets Missouri’s BTAP certification requirements and emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies:
-Builds Relationships & Culture: Creating *culturally responsive relationships built on trust and mutual *respect for all

-Creates & Manages a Learning Environment: Implementing classroom layouts and organizational strategies to: (a) promote student interaction; (b) meet student needs and well-being; (c) minimize disruption; (d) allow teacher movement for monitoring student progress; (e) increase & manage student productivity; and (f) encourage self-directed student learning

-Develops Research-Based Instruction Using *research-based *lesson planning models/practices to plan lessons that include: (a) lesson targets; (b) *activities, tasks, and/or experiences; (c) *research-based and/or *evidence-based strategies; and (d) methods for monitoring/communicating student progress towards meeting lesson target

-Engages Students in Content Evaluating lessons to identify engaging qualities of work, higher level thinking, and high-yield instructional strategies

Questions? Please contact Kat at nicolausk@umkc.edu

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SW-PBS Tier 3 Maintenance

09/29/21 - 02/23/22 at 8:30 am - 11:30 am

These workshops sessions are available to assist school teams with further development of their current Functional Behavior Assessment and developing Behavior Intervention plans for individual students. The focus will be on-going guided practice with the FBA-BIP process and a deeper understanding of using effective strategies when developing the behavior plan. Teams will have the opportunity to participate in case-study examples. In depth study of data collection and metric selection, exploration of research, managing and organizing student file information, and analyzing systems and practices for data management and decision making. Additional topics for these trainings will include monitoring fidelity of implementation, determining the extent to which stakeholders value interventions currently in place using social validity data, working to engage and support families of students receiving Tier 3 interventions, evaluating outcomes, and impact of intervention on student achievement. Tier 3 teams will also have the opportunity to share information, resources, practices, and ideas with other teams.

Participants can 1 or all 3 sessions.

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Paraeducators Supporting EL Teachers and Students

09/29/21 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This training is for those Paraeducators who work with EL teachers and students. In this training you will learn on how to better collaborate with your team of teachers, what is life like for an English Language Learner and how WIDA plays a role in their life. If you are interested in this training please register in Frontline Education.
This training will be VIRTUAL.
Prior to Sept. 29th, Guadalupe Magana will be sending you an email with the ZOOM link information.

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District Professional Development Committee Training

09/30/21 at 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

While this program is particularly intended for districts with teachers involved in the Beginning Teacher Assistant Program, other PDCs are welcome to join us as well.

This session is facilitated by Dr. J. Michael Pragman, an experienced teacher, school and school district administrator, and director of the KC Regional Professional Development Center. Topics will include:
•DESE Professional Development Guidelines
•The new work being done on revising the Learning Forward Standards
•Mentoring Guidelines
•BTAP Guidelines
Attendees will have time to collaborate regarding implementation in their district.

Please address further questions to Michael Pragman at pragmanm@umkc.edu or to
Kat Nicolaus at nicolausk@umkc.edu.

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Special Education Process

09/30/21 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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.

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Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) Volume 1 Group 1

10/01/21 - 04/01/22 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

By Invitation Only–Scholarship Group 1
LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the “science of reading” so they are able to apply research into classroom application to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to- face trainings.LETRS provides•Robust online learning experience•Integrates assessment considerations and tools for each topic•Guides teachers through classroom curriculum development•Includes engaging videos that show teachers demonstrating effective instructionTeachers, not programs, teach students to read.The LETRS course of study will include four face-to-face sessions, a launch event with a Locally Certified Trainers scheduled strategically throughout the implementation. These sessions will incorporate Bridge-to-Practice activities, discussions of instructional strategies, and reflection on the integration of new learning, ensuring greater transfer to classroom application. Materials are purchased directly from Lexia Learning (robyn.rogers@lexialearning.com) for approximately $375 per person.
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LETRS: A Proven Approach to Raising Reading Achievement--Volume 1 Units 1-4

10/01/21 - 04/04/22 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the “science of reading” so they are able to apply research into classroom application to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to- face trainings.

LETRS provides
•Robust online learning experience
•Integrates assessment considerations and tools for each topic
•Guides teachers through classroom curriculum development
•Includes engaging videos that show teachers demonstrating effective instruction

Teachers, not programs, teach students to read.

The LETRS course of study will include four face-to-face sessions, a launch event with a Locally Certified Trainers scheduled strategically throughout the implementation. These sessions will incorporate Bridge-to-Practice activities, discussions of instructional strategies, and reflection on the integration of new learning, ensuring greater transfer to classroom application. Materials are purchased directly from Lexia Learning (robyn.rogers@lexialearning.com) for approximately $375 per person.

Please enroll by September 1st, 2021

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MTDS: Regional Grant Information & Planning Sessions

10/05/21 at 8:30 am - 11:30 am

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is offering Teacher Recruitment and Retention Grants from the state’s allocation of the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds. The Missouri Teacher Development System (mo-mtds.net) Teacher Development Specialists (TDS) within Missouri’s RPDC network are hosting to support grant applicants with planning and submission support.

This regional information and planning session includes:

Grant Information
•Why are the grants being offered?
•What do we need to know about the grants?

Grant Planning
•How do we write a grant plan?
•What should we include in our grant plans?

Grant Resources
•What technical assistance is available to support these grants?
•Who can help us implement the grants?

$7 Per Participant-Union Station charges a per car parking rate to park in the West Garage that isn’t affiliated with with the Center”

Note: Offering the same workshop 2 other times- 9/24/21 & 11/10/21. Registration for each session is independent.

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EL Quarterly Meetings for Kansas City Region-Virtual Meetings

10/11/21 - 05/09/22 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Quarterly meetings are for EL Directors/Coordinators. You will received DESE updates, hear from others on what is working and receive resources that will benefit your program. All meetings will be held Virtually.

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MLDS: New Leaders Year II Cohort 21-22

10/12/21 - 05/05/22 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

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: New Leaders Year I, New Leaders Year II, Sustaining Leadership Year III, Sustaining Leadership IV and Transformational Leadership V.

New Leaders Year 2 Cohort:
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: New Leaders Year I, New Leaders Year II, Sustaining Leadership Year III, Sustaining Leadership IV and Transformational Leadership V. School leaders will want to invest in their own professional development by attending each level of training. The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) New Leaders Year 1 provides principals: Conclusion of two-years of productive and relevant mentoring, training and support through research-based learning experiences, opportunities to develop formal and informal professional networks. MLDS New Leaders Year 2 includes two regional meetings which provide practical, relevant learning as well as two coaching labs providing hands on experiences to improve skills in assessing school culture. In addition, a minimum of 20 hours of mentor support are included. Participation in New Leaders Year 1 is a pre-requisite for this cohort. If you are in year two of school leadership and did not participate in New Leaders Year 1, please contact the RPDC Leadership Development Specialist, Tamara Moore-Callahan at tymtc7@umkc.edu to discuss your best course placement. Completion of the New Leaders/Emerging Level series (year 1 and 2) meets administrative certification requirements.

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Revisiting SW-PBS Tier 1 - Clarifying and Teaching Expected Behavior*

10/12/21 at 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Missouri Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support (MO SW-PBS) will host six half-day workshops and facilitate site visits to support school teams that have previously completed training and are implementing SW-PBS Tier 1, but would like to revisit foundations for new staff, refocus their leadership team, or refresh systems and practices. “Revisiting SW-PBS Tier 1 – Clarifying and Teaching Expected Behavior” focuses on the rationale and effectiveness of a schoolwide social behavior matrix, classroom matrices, and an effective data system for collecting, analyzing, and reporting office discipline referrals in an actionable “Big 5” format.

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
• Review and revise schoolwide social behavior matrix
• Examine and revise social behavior lessons and teaching schedules
• Assess and refine the schoolwide continuum to encourage appropriate behavior
• Use effective action planning to guide and monitor implementation tasks

*Revisiting SW-PBS Tier 1 sessions are designed to be offered as a 6 day comprehensive review, or as individual outcome specific sessions. Please take note of intended outcomes when selecting dates/sessions to attend.

8:30-11:30am Training

1:00-3:00pm Coaching/Networking Lab Opportunity

 

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Cultural Competence and Educational Equity

10/12/21 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cultural Competence and Educational Equity
Children/people of color (and special needs) are disproportionately treated inequitably in American society, and what we may see in our society begins in our schools. In Schools students of color are disciplined, suspended and expelled at far greater rates than their Caucasian peers. In community settings and in judicial/correctional proceedings, this is also the case. In this session, educators, among others will be introduced to key aspects that are required to become culturally competent adults/educators who embrace and practice equity.

This highly interactive workshop includes the exploration of how and why racism and discrimination are so difficult to eliminate (“White Fragility”), the difference between Equity and Equality, the various notions of School Climate, School Culture and the wider Community Culture. In order to map the territory to reach a destination of far more equitable treatment for all, different ideologies of Cultural Diversity will be shared, as will the relationship between Racism and Discrimination, anti-racist perspectives, the differences between Explicit and Implicit Bias and ultimately, how we can impact our classrooms, schools, workplaces and all community settings to become truly equitable places to work, learn and socialize led by culturally competent , anti-racist and non-discriminatory individuals who function in institutions free from racism and discrimination.

See flyer for session details. This training will be virtual. WebEx link and presentation documents will be emailed the morning of each session.

COST: $60 RPDC Member, $75 Non-Member—Cancellation requires a 48-hour notice

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Intellectual Safety

10/12/21 at 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Students must be in “intellectually safe” environments in order to learn. Part of intellectual safety is feeling emotionally & physically safe, but an often-ignored aspect of intellectual safety is being able to learn in a way that is comfortable for you. In this highly interactive workshop, participants will be introduced to a myriad of components of this critical aspect of intellectual Safety. Topics that will be covered are: Visual, Auditory and Kinesthetic Learning Styles, [Accelerated Learning for the 21st
Century] Multiple Intelligences [Howard Gardner], Jung’s theory translated into the Meyers-Briggs/MTBI Type Indicator, Spectrum of Attitudes (People as Objects, Recipients and Resources) [Bill Loftquist], as well as more recent work done to flesh out Temperament and Personality [David
Kiersey], which has been most recently articulated in the True Colors model of personal strengths [Don Lowry].

See flyer for session details.

This training will be VIRTUAL. WebEx link and presentation documents will be emailed the morning of each session.

COST: $60 RPDC Member, $75 Non-Member– Cancellation requires a 48-hour notice

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Developing Quality Individualized Education Plans

10/13/21 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Indiviudal Education Plan (IEP) is the key to providing services for a special education student. This training will review the process of developing and writing an IEP, including the present level of academic and functional performance, developing and writing SMART goals and everything in between. Additionally participants will learn ideas on how to involve parents in the process and review all timelines that must be met to remain in compliance.

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SW-PBS Tier 3

10/14/21 - 04/07/22 at 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Missouri Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support (MO SW-PBS) will host six half-day workshops designed for SW-PBS school teams that have demonstrated readiness to develop a Tier 3 system of individualized support. School teams will build on the established school-wide system to develop an efficient process to serve high-risk students by learning how to conduct a Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) & use the results to develop a basic Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP). Sessions include instruction for collecting relevant student data using a variety of techniques, interpreting data to determine a competing pathway, identification of function-based intervention strategies, writing behavioral goals, options for monitoring implementation & student progress. Teams will engage in a guided practice opportunity for conducting a functional assessment & developing an appropriate intervention plan using data from a student in their own setting.

Coaching Labs are available in the afternoons for teams who need additional support.
Coaching Labs – Oct.14th ; Feb.17th, April 7th– 12:30pm-3:30pm


Going for Gold: Gold Standard FBAs and BIPs

10/15/21 at 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Overwhelmed with questions about MO SW-PBS Tier 3 Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP)? This is the place for you! This training will focus on reviewing the basic components of developing and implementing gold standard SW-PBS Tier 3 FBAs and BIPs. We will target each feature and share specific examples of examplar data gathering, behavior pathways, summary statements, behavior intervention descriptions and strategies, implementation procedures and ongoing monitoring of the plan. We will assist with building your knowledge to incorporate all MO SW-PBS required features into your school/district documents.

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
•Explain the purpose and value of core components of an FBA and a BIP
•Create detailed FBAs and BIPs
•Examine school/district forms for alignment with MO SW-PBS requirements for recognition

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LETRS; CLSD GRANT - Group 1

10/18/21 - 03/10/22 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

By Invitation Only
Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) Comprehensive Literacy State Development Grant (CLSD) provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the “science of reading” so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. This is a closed workshop for CLDS Grant Schools only.

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Para Educator Training

10/18/21 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

This training session is designed for paraprofessionals and will address key factors and information needed to be successful in working with students with special needs. Participants will learn several strategies and activities to use with students in a tutorial or instructional setting. Time will also be spent on understanding behavior and different disability categories. This hands-on, interactive workshop will provide participants with many good ideas to use with students. Engagement activities will focus on roles/ responsibilities of paraprofessionals, collaboration techniques in working with teachers and other special education team members. In addition, the paraprofessionals will gain information in confidentiality and FERPA requirements in the school setting.

This 6 hours of para training will count towards part of the mandated requirement for the year.

COST: $30 for member districts; $40 for non-member districts

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LETRS; CLSD GRANT - Group 2

10/19/21 - 03/11/22 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

By Invitation Only
Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) Comprehensive Literacy State Development Grant (CLSD) provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the “science of reading” so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. This is a closed workshop for CLDS Grant Schools only.

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SW-PBS Tier 2 Training Series Session 2: Check-In/Check-Out Part 1

10/19/21 at 8:30 am - 11:30 am

This training series will consist of 6 half-days throughout the school year and is designed for schools who are new to Tier 2 or have new members to the Tier 2 Team. Teams who have been through Tier 1 training and are ready for Tier 2 should sign up for all six sessions. Teams already implementing Tier 2 who are revisiting components of their existing Tier 2 systems can select individual sessions for an opportunity to refresh and refine your practices. After each of these training sessions, there will be an optional afternoon coaching lab in which teams are invited to stay to work at the Center on action planning, team collaboration, and ready access to the RPDC SW-PBS Consultants for personalized support!

Session 2: Check-in/Check-out Part 1 Teams will work toward implementing a research-based intervention, Check-in/Check-out. Outcomes for this session include Identifying five implementation components of CICO, describing students who are most likely to benefit from CICO, learn the main findings of research associated with CICO, and design a CICO program that is contextually relevant for your students and school but adheres to implementation of critical features.

Training: 8:30am-11:30am (with optional Coaching/Networking Lab Opportunity 1:00pm-3:00pm)

 

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LETRS; CLSD GRANT - Group 3

10/20/21 - 03/14/22 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

By Invitation Only.

Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) Comprehensive Literacy State Development Grant (CLSD) provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the “science of reading” so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. This is a closed workshop for CLDS Grant Schools only.

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Early Childhood School Wide Positive Behavior Supports

10/21/21 - 03/31/22 at 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Missouri Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support (MO SW-PBS) will host 4- half-day workshops designed
Specifically for Early Childhood Teams. This training provides an opportunity for ECH Teams to work together with other Early Childhood providers. These half- day sessions will assist Early Childhood Teams in developing a deeper understanding and implementation of the Essential Components of SW-PBS, including implementation of SW- PBS components , effective practices for ECH classrooms , and the use of data for quality decision-making.

Cost: $40 RPDC Members & $50 Non-RPDC Members

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School Climate Basic Training

10/21/21 - 10/22/21 at 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

This comprehensive Basic training in School Climate is a 10-hour training, conducted in a series of four 2-1/2 hour “modules” over two full days (morning and afternoon sessions each day). This highly interactive virtual training opportunity is conducted in real time over WebEx. This training provides the necessary information for establishing the conditions for developing and nurturing a culture based on high quality relationships among all school community members and positive community building that is trauma-free. This professional development training session is focused exclusively on School Climate: What School Climate is (definition and scope), the difference between School Climate and School Culture and the role of adults in school to foster a positive school climate. We will explore the conflict cycle and adults’ professional responsibilities as it pertains to School Climate improvement. During the two days, participants will be introduced to the School Climate Development Model, the School Climate/Culture Model, four strength-based models that are at the core of School Climate and School Climate improvement (School Connectedness, Resiliency, The Circle of Courage and Youth as Resources). These strength-based models support creating adverse-free environments that support student and school success for all students, but especially those who experience trauma in their lives. Participants will also learn about student motivation and be introduced to Restorative Practices. Throughout, participants will learn countless strategies to foster and improve School Climate.
Basic training, along with Restorative Practices is the prerequisite for Advanced School Climate training.

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This training will be virtual. WebEx link and presentation documents will be emailed the morning of each session.

PRESENTERS:
Jo Ann Freiberg, Ph.D. – Jo Ann holds a Ph.D. in philosophy of education from Ohio State University, and her areas of academic teaching and research include moral and character education, educational studies, professional ethics and multicultural education. She currently serves as Co-Chair of the National School Climate Council and is on the Connecticut statewide task force on Sportsmanship. She has served on the statewide task force on bullying and serves as an educational consultant in a variety of settings both in Connecticut and nationally. Jo Ann provides a wide range of professional development and educational content to many groups and organizations throughout the country about issues including those above as well as general violence prevention, professional ethics and related subjects in the school, family, and community partnership arena.

Patricia A. Ciccone, C.A.G.S., L.P.C. – Patricia is a retired Superintendent in CT school districts is an experienced educator and administrator. She is also the founding partner of School Climate Consultants, LLC, which is dedicated to assisting schools, districts, and community-based organizations in creating safe and productive learning environments. She currently serves on the CT Legislature’s School Climate Advisory Committee, is a member of the leadership team of the National School Climate Council, is on the faculty of the Leadership Academy for Character Education (L.A.C.E.) at the University of MO, St. Louis, is a certified trainer with the International Institute for Restorative Practices and is a faculty member at the National School Climate Center’s Summer Institute.

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I’m an LEA Now What?-Legal Guidance on Special Education Hot Topics

10/22/21 at 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Presented by: Shellie Guinn and Ryan Fry – Guinn Mundorf LLC-School Law

Morning Session: LEA- Roles and Responsibilities During an IEP Meeting 9-12 PM
Many assistant principals and principals and (even new sped directors) across KC are asked to be LEA’s at an IEP meeting without the slightest clue as to what their true role and responsibilities are at that meeting. In this session, Attorney’s Shellie Guinn and Ryan Fry will beyond the basics and bring in case law, to assist general education administration on their roles and how their decisions can impact IEPs and FAPE according to IDEA.

Afternoon Session: Disabilities and Discipline-What I Need to Know-: 1-4 PM
Shellie Guinn and Ryan Fry will provide critical information regarding the discipline procedures required for students with disabilities and will address the impact of the Safe Schools ACT, use of short and long term suspensions/ expulsions, in- school-suspensions, bus suspensions and everything districts need to know about the required “manifestation determination” before students with disabilities can be disciplined as non-disabled students. Administrators will learn how important collaboration between general and special education can be as they travel this difficult process to protect the learning environment of their schools.

Q&A will be offered after the presentation is complete for both sessions.

Intended Audience: Special Education Administrators, Principals and Assistant Principals

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MLDS: Transformational Leadership V Cohort 21-22

10/26/21 - 05/05/22 at 12:00 am

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: New Leaders Year I, New Leaders Year II, Sustaining Leadership Year III, Sustaining Leadership IV and Transformational Leadership V.

Transformational Leadership Cohort:

The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is a series of professional learning experiences specifically tailored to develop leadership capacity across multiple domains of leadership. Research and practical experience confirm the impact of leadership on multiple aspects of school life, personal satisfaction, recruitment and retention of faculty and staff, and student achievement, to name a few. Essential activities will include, but are not limited to comprehensive and progressive learning treatments designed to meet principals’ needs at their current level of experience (Emerging, Sustaining or Transformational), opportunities to develop formal and informal professional networks, relevant leadership learning facilitated by MLDS specialists, delivered in a format that honors a principal’s time, experience and areas of expertise in the education field. This cohort is well suited for school leaders with 6+ years of administrator experience. Completion of Sustaining Leadership content is recommended.
If you have 6+ years of leadership experience but did not participate in Sustaining Leadership content, please contact the RPDC Leadership Development Specialist, Tamara Moore-Callahan at tymtc7@umkc.edu to discuss your best cohort placement.

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MLDS: Comprehensive Support and Improvement Schools (CSI) 21-22

10/26/21 - 05/05/22 at 8:30 am - 11:30 am

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: New Leaders Year I, New Leaders Year II, Sustaining Leadership Year III, Sustaining Leadership IV and Transformational Leadership V.

Comprehensive Support and Improvement Schools:

The MLDS is also committed to support school leaders of educational institutions which have the Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) Schools designation. School leaders who work at CSI schools will receive targeted support to meet individual leadership needs, as well as levels of support to meet local, state, and federal academic goals and expectancies. CSI school leaders will receive three regional meetings, which provide practical, relevant learning, as well two coaching labs providing hands on experiences to improve skills in developing and growing teachers. Additionally, CSI leaders will receive push-in services including one-on-one support as needed.

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Standards-Based IEPs Linked to DLM Essential Elements

10/26/21 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Standards-Based IEP Linked to DLM Essential Elements training takes the participant through the steps involved in “developing a process of planning that improves the development of the IEP and helps the IEP team participants see the importance of connecting instructional goals to the general curriculum and grade-level standards.” Emphasis is placed on aligning IEP goals with the DLM Essential Elements.

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Individual Education Plan File Review

10/27/21 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

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Streamlining Solution Planning for Improved Student Outcomes

10/28/21 at 8:30 am - 11:30 am

This session is designed to guide your SW-PBS school team to use Office Discipline Referral (ODR) data to develop a plan for improving student behavior shoolwide. Utilizing the Data-based Decision Making (DBDM) process, we will focus on the solution planning phase with strategies to enable your team to efficiently create a plan to prevent, teach, reinforce, and apply corrective consequences for identified problem behavior that will increase probability of achieving S.M.A.R.T. goals for behavior.

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
•Describe the data-based decision making model
•Utilize effective strategies for prioritizing, selecting a focus and developing a behavior S.M.A.R.T. goal
•Streamline solution planning with specific action steps for prevention, teaching, reinforcement and correction
•Select operative progress monitoring methods for S.M.A.R.T. goals throughout the year

COST: $40/person for RPDC members, $50/person for non RPDC members

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Developing Standards-Based IEPs Linked to Missouri Learning Standards

10/29/21 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Developing Standards-Based IEPs Linked to Missouri Learning Standards training takes the participant through the steps involved in “developing a process of planning that improves the development of the IEP and helps the IEP team participants see the importance of connecting instructional goals to the general curriculum and grade-level standards.” Emphasis is placed on aligning IEP goals with the Missouri Learning Standards.

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Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) Volume 1 Group 2

11/04/21 - 04/07/22 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

By Invitation Only–Scholarship Group 2
LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the “science of reading” so they are able to apply research into classroom application to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to- face trainings.LETRS provides•Robust online learning experience•Integrates assessment considerations and tools for each topic•Guides teachers through classroom curriculum development•Includes engaging videos that show teachers demonstrating effective instructionTeachers, not programs, teach students to read.The LETRS course of study will include four face-to-face sessions, a launch event with a Locally Certified Trainers scheduled strategically throughout the implementation. These sessions will incorporate Bridge-to-Practice activities, discussions of instructional strategies, and reflection on the integration of new learning, ensuring greater transfer to classroom application. Materials are purchased directly from Lexia Learning (robyn.rogers@lexialearning.com) for approximately $375 per person.
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Revisiting SW-PBS Tier 1 – Encouraging Expected Behavior*

11/09/21 at 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Missouri Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support (MO SW-PBS) will host six half-day workshops and facilitate site visits to support school teams that have previously completed training and are implementing SW-PBS Tier 1, but would like to revisit foundations for new staff, refocus their leadership team, or refresh systems and practices. “Revisiting SW-PBS Tier 1 – Encouraging Expected Behavior” provides an opportunity for teams to examine the beliefs and habits of staff in how they encourage expectations and appropriate behaviors and refine their communication and implementation of the school reinforcement system.

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
•Explain the importance of both non-contingent and contingent attention
•Demonstrate effective Specific Positive Feedback that concretely describes behavior
•Engage staff in committing to a reinforcement system that includes tangibles and non-tangibles to enhance use of Specific Positive Feedback
•Use effective action planning to guide and monitor implementation tasks

*Revisiting SW-PBS Tier 1 sessions are designed to be offered as a 6 day comprehensive review, or as individual outcome specific sessions. Please take note of intended outcomes when selecting dates/sessions to attend.

8:30-11:30am Training
1:00-3:00 Coaching/Networking Lab Opportunity

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Intellectual Safety

11/09/21 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Students must be in “intellectually safe” environments in order to learn. Part of intellectual safety is feeling emotionally & physically safe, but an often-ignored aspect of intellectual safety is being able to learn in a way that is comfortable for you. In this highly interactive workshop, participants will be introduced to a myriad of components of this critical aspect of intellectual Safety. Topics that will be covered are: Visual, Auditory and Kinesthetic Learning Styles, [Accelerated Learning for the 21st
Century] Multiple Intelligences [Howard Gardner], Jung’s theory translated into the Meyers-Briggs/MTBI Type Indicator, Spectrum of Attitudes (People as Objects, Recipients and Resources) [Bill Loftquist], as well as more recent work done to flesh out Temperament and Personality [David
Kiersey], which has been most recently articulated in the True Colors model of personal strengths [Don Lowry].

See flyer for session details.

This training will be VIRTUAL. WebEx link and presentation documents will be emailed the morning of each session.

COST: $60 RPDC Member, $75 Non-Member– Cancellation requires a 48-hour notice

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Adverse Childhood Experiences - ACEs

11/09/21 at 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

ACEs are the largest public health crisis to be identified in the past thirty years. Traumatic childhood experiences (toxic stress/trauma) impact a child’s daily life in the home, in school and the community as they grow. These adversities (injuries) in childhood also impact adult health and wellbeing, often identified as PTSD. Even when children are too young to remember the events (neglect, physical/emotional/ sexual abuse, abandonment, violence, etc.), the body never “forgets.” Childhood adversity affects a child’s ability to learn and behave in productive ways by changing brain chemistry and architecture thus impacting their ability to learn and behave “normally” in schools and other settings. And, if not appropriately treated, these injuries impact life and health outcomes into adulthood. All too often, children who are experiencing trauma, neglect and abuse in their homes and communities are identified in schools as having “special needs,” such as ADHD, ODD or EDD when in fact what they are experiencing is actually trauma/toxic stress. These life circumstances cause diminished executive functioning abilities, learning difficulties, and/or misbehavior. Educators, as well as all other adults, need to be keenly aware of this body of research & practical school- home- & community-based remedies in order to mitigate the impact of toxic stress (ACEs) on successful child cognitive and emotional development, including impulsivity, learning difficulties and misbehavior, not to mention diminished physical health outcomes in adulthood. In this workshop, the critically important information about this life- and practice-changing body of research, including ACEs & the ACEs Scale, will be introduced and the clear and present pathways to healing will be presented. See flyer for session details.

This training will be VIRTUAL. WebEx link & presentation documents will be emailed the morning of each session.

COST: $60 RPDC Member, $75 Non-Member–Cancellation requires a 48-hour notice

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Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) Volume 1 Group 3

11/11/21 - 05/09/22 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

By Invitation Only–Scholarship Group 3
LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the “science of reading” so they are able to apply research into classroom application to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to- face trainings.LETRS provides•Robust online learning experience•Integrates assessment considerations and tools for each topic•Guides teachers through classroom curriculum development•Includes engaging videos that show teachers demonstrating effective instructionTeachers, not programs, teach students to read.The LETRS course of study will include four face-to-face sessions, a launch event with a Locally Certified Trainers scheduled strategically throughout the implementation. These sessions will incorporate Bridge-to-Practice activities, discussions of instructional strategies, and reflection on the integration of new learning, ensuring greater transfer to classroom application. Materials are purchased directly from Lexia Learning (robyn.rogers@lexialearning.com) for approximately $375 per person.
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Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) Volume 1 Group 4

11/12/21 - 05/10/22 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

By Invitation Only–Scholarship Group 4
LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the “science of reading” so they are able to apply research into classroom application to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to- face trainings.LETRS provides•Robust online learning experience•Integrates assessment considerations and tools for each topic•Guides teachers through classroom curriculum development•Includes engaging videos that show teachers demonstrating effective instructionTeachers, not programs, teach students to read.The LETRS course of study will include four face-to-face sessions, a launch event with a Locally Certified Trainers scheduled strategically throughout the implementation. These sessions will incorporate Bridge-to-Practice activities, discussions of instructional strategies, and reflection on the integration of new learning, ensuring greater transfer to classroom application. Materials are purchased directly from Lexia Learning (robyn.rogers@lexialearning.com) for approximately $375 per person.
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Effective Teaching and Learning Practices to Increase Instructional Time and Student Engagement

11/16/21 at 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

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 is focused on the MO SW-PBS 8 Effective Teaching and Learning Practices (ETLP) 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

Cost: Free to Participating SW-PBS Schools $80/person with RPDC Membership $100/person non-participating, non-member

Contact Cindy Hedrick for membership information. cehedrick@umkc.edu

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Quality Eligibility Determination for Students Suspected of an Academic Disability

11/16/21 at 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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

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Restorative Practices

11/18/21 - 11/19/21 at 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

This comprehensive Basic training in Restorative Practices is a 10-hour training. This highly interactive virtual training opportunity is conducted in real time over WebEx. The modules provide the necessary information for establishing the conditions for developing and nurturing a culture based on high quality relationships among all school community members and positive community building that is trauma-free. This is accomplished by focusing not on rules broken and punitive consequences but rather on the harms done and providing appropriate restorative consequences and the systems that are necessary to repair and support strong relationships among all school community members (students and adults). Working restoratively is a social/relational rather than a behaviorist model. Embracing restorative practices is not a program but rather a way of thinking, being and operating in the day-to-day. The training includes concrete and practical strategies for establishing the appropriate classroom and school-based routines as well as conducting circles and conferences in primary prevention as well as intervention contexts.
Restorative Practices, along with Basic training is the prerequisite for Advanced School Climate training.
See flyer for session details.

This training will be virtual. WebEx link and presentation documents will be emailed the morning of each session.

PRESENTERS:
Jo Ann Freiberg, Ph.D. – Jo Ann holds a Ph.D. in philosophy of education from Ohio State University, and her areas of academic teaching and research include moral and character education, educational studies, professional ethics and multicultural education. She currently serves as Co-Chair of the National School Climate Council and is on the Connecticut statewide task force on Sportsmanship. She has served on the statewide task force on bullying and serves as an educational consultant in a variety of settings both in Connecticut and nationally. Jo Ann provides a wide range of professional development and educational content to many groups and organizations throughout the country about issues including those above as well as general violence prevention, professional ethics and related subjects in the school, family, and community partnership arena.

Patricia A. Ciccone, C.A.G.S., L.P.C. – Patricia is a retired Superintendent in CT school districts is an experienced educator and administrator. She is also the founding partner of School Climate Consultants, LLC, which is dedicated to assisting schools, districts, and community-based organizations in creating safe and productive learning environments. She currently serves on the CT Legislature’s School Climate Advisory Committee, is a member of the leadership team of the National School Climate Council, is on the faculty of the Leadership Academy for Character Education (L.A.C.E.) at the University of MO, St. Louis, is a certified trainer with the International Institute for Restorative Practices and is a faculty member at the National School Climate Center’s Summer Institute.

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Progress Monitoring Through Effective Data Collection

11/19/21 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Data collection is crucial for monitoring the progress of any student receiving academic or behavioral intervention in the general education or special education classroom. A key way to see the impact of instruction is through consistent data collection which is required in order to monitor student progress effectively. During this session, the “what” and “how” of collecting data for goals/objectives will be discussed and practiced. Participants will use a multi-step process to write measurable goals, and use a variety of data collection tools, as well as develop appropriate data collection timelines. Data collection and progress monitoring feedback is often a challenge in the classroom for both special education and general education teachers. Yet it is imperative we have this information accurate when providing student feedback.

This workshop is designed for both general and special education teachers, as well as, school administrators who want to set clear goals for student improvement, collect the right kind and amount of data to document the effectiveness of student instruction.

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SW-PBS Tier 2 Training Series Session 3: Check-In/Check-Out Part 2

11/30/21 at 8:30 am - 11:30 am

This training series will consist of 6 half-days throughout the school year and is designed for schools who are new to Tier 2 or have new members to the Tier 2 Team. Teams who have been through Tier 1 training and are ready for Tier 2 should sign up for all six sessions. Teams already implementing Tier 2 who are revisiting components of their existing Tier 2 systems can select individual sessions for an opportunity to refresh and refine your practices. After each of these training sessions, there will be an optional afternoon coaching lab in which teams are invited to stay to work at the Center on action planning, team collaboration, and ready access to the RPDC SW-PBS Consultants for personalized support!

Session 3: Check-in/Check-out Part 2 Teams will work toward implementing a research-based intervention, Check-in/Check-out. Outcomes for this session include learning how to interpret student response to CICO intervention and make decisions based on data, deliver implementation training according to audience needs (i.e., full staff, participating teachers, students, and families), and develop an on-going system to monitor CICO implementation fidelity. that is contextually relevant for your students and school but adheres to implementation of critical features.

Workshop:8:30-11:30 (with optional Coaching/Networking Lab Opportunity 1:00-3:00)

 

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Revisiting SW-PBS Tier 1 – Discouraging Unexpected Behavior*

12/14/21 at 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Missouri Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support (MO SW-PBS) will host six half-day workshops and facilitate site visits to support school teams that have previously completed training and are implementing SW-PBS Tier 1, but would like to revisit foundations for new staff, refocus their leadership team, or refresh systems and practices. “Revisiting SW-PBS Tier 1 – Discouraging Unexpected Behavior” will assist school teams in refining systems and practices of addressing inappropriate behavior that will lead to improved student outcomes.

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
•Explain the role of teaching in response to social errors
•Examine the school continuum of response for inappropriate behavior by clarifying responses to staff managed and office managed behavior
•Assess school procedures for collecting and reporting office discipline referrals (ODRs) in a Big 5 format to engage whole staff in data-based decision making
•Use effective action planning to guide and monitor implementation tasks

*Revisiting SW-PBS Tier 1 sessions are designed to be offered as a 6 day comprehensive review, or as individual outcome specific sessions. Please take note of intended outcomes when selecting dates/sessions to attend.

8:30-11:30am Training
1:00-3:00pm Coaching/Networking Lab Opportunity

 

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SW-PBS Tier 1 Networking

12/15/21 at 8:30 am - 10:30 am

The Regional Professional Development Center is offering an opportunity for Tier 1 teams to network with other professionals across the Kansas City Metro area. Teams will actively network, share best practices, and examine the status of their SW-PBS implementation. This 2 hour provides an opportunity for team to borrow and share ideas to keep SWPBS alive and active in your school!

Outcomes: By the end of this session participants will be able to
•Strengthen current SW-PBS implementation efforts using ideas from other building.
•Develop a plan for SW-PBS implementation for the remainder academic year.
•Build a professional learning network

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Differentiated Instruction

12/15/21 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Individualizing instruction for students is imperative to meet the unique learning needs of each student. Differentiation is an instructional process in which teachers proactively transform instruction, learning activities and student products to maximize each student’s growth and individualize success by meeting their learning needs. In utilizing differentiation throughout the instructional process, the needs of all students can be met which allows for both intervention and enhancement where needed.

Registration will begin at 8:30 AM and the session will start at 9 AM. Please be aware of the face covering requirements in Kansas City by order of either the Mayor or Jackson County at the time of the training.

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School Climate Basic Training

12/16/21 - 12/17/21 at 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

This comprehensive Basic training in School Climate is a 10-hour training, conducted in a series of four 2-1/2 hour “modules” over two full days (morning and afternoon sessions each day). This highly interactive virtual training opportunity is conducted in real time over WebEx. This training provides the necessary information for establishing the conditions for developing and nurturing a culture based on high quality relationships among all school community members and positive community building that is trauma-free. This professional development training session is focused exclusively on School Climate: What School Climate is (definition and scope), the difference between School Climate and School Culture and the role of adults in school to foster a positive school climate. We will explore the conflict cycle and adults’ professional responsibilities as it pertains to School Climate improvement. During the two days, participants will be introduced to the School Climate Development Model, the School Climate/Culture Model, four strength-based models that are at the core of School Climate and School Climate improvement (School Connectedness, Resiliency, The Circle of Courage and Youth as Resources). These strength-based models support creating adverse-free environments that support student and school success for all students, but especially those who experience trauma in their lives. Participants will also learn about student motivation and be introduced to Restorative Practices. Throughout, participants will learn countless strategies to foster and improve School Climate.
Basic training, along with Restorative Practices is the prerequisite for Advanced School Climate training.

See flyer for session details.

This training will be virtual. WebEx link and presentation documents will be emailed the morning of each session.

PRESENTERS:
Jo Ann Freiberg, Ph.D. – Jo Ann holds a Ph.D. in philosophy of education from Ohio State University, and her areas of academic teaching and research include moral and character education, educational studies, professional ethics and multicultural education. She currently serves as Co-Chair of the National School Climate Council and is on the Connecticut statewide task force on Sportsmanship. She has served on the statewide task force on bullying and serves as an educational consultant in a variety of settings both in Connecticut and nationally. Jo Ann provides a wide range of professional development and educational content to many groups and organizations throughout the country about issues including those above as well as general violence prevention, professional ethics and related subjects in the school, family, and community partnership arena.

Patricia A. Ciccone, C.A.G.S., L.P.C. – Patricia is a retired Superintendent in CT school districts is an experienced educator and administrator. She is also the founding partner of School Climate Consultants, LLC, which is dedicated to assisting schools, districts, and community-based organizations in creating safe and productive learning environments. She currently serves on the CT Legislature’s School Climate Advisory Committee, is a member of the leadership team of the National School Climate Council, is on the faculty of the Leadership Academy for Character Education (L.A.C.E.) at the University of MO, St. Louis, is a certified trainer with the International Institute for Restorative Practices and is a faculty member at the National School Climate Center’s Summer Institute.

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Revisiting SW-PBS Tier 1 - Ongoing Monitoring and Data-Based Decision Making*

01/11/22 at 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Missouri Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support (MO SW-PBS) will host six half-day workshops and facilitate site visits to support school teams that have previously completed training and are implementing SW-PBS Tier 1, but would like to revisit foundations for new staff, refocus their leadership team, or refresh systems and practices. “Revisiting SW-PBS Tier 1 – Ongoing Monitoring and Data-Based Decision Making” supports teams in the use of major/minor behavior referrals and survey results to address Tier 1 systems implementation. Teams will explore effective tools for monitoring staff-managed behavior to facilitate ongoing classroom intervention efforts.

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
•Use School Safety Survey and/or School Climate Survey data to identify school risk and protective factors for action planning
•Utilize data-based decision making to analyze fidelity of implementation
•Review a system for annually collecting, reviewing and reporting assistance referrals
•Demonstrate Active Supervision Skills in non-classroom and classroom settings
•Use effective action planning to guide and monitor implementation tasks

*Revisiting SW-PBS Tier 1 sessions are designed to be offered as a 6 day comprehensive review, or as individual outcome specific sessions. Please take note of intended outcomes when selecting dates/sessions to attend.

8:30-11:30am Training
1:00-3:00pm Coaching/Networking Lab Opportunity
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Adverse Childhood Experiences - ACEs

01/11/22 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

ACEs are the largest public health crisis to be identified in the past thirty years. Traumatic childhood experiences (toxic stress/trauma) impact a child’s daily life in the home, in school and the community as they grow. These adversities (injuries) in childhood also impact adult health and wellbeing, often identified as PTSD. Even when children are too young to remember the events (neglect, physical/emotional/ sexual abuse, abandonment, violence, etc.), the body never “forgets.” Childhood adversity affects a child’s ability to learn and behave in productive ways by changing brain chemistry and architecture thus impacting their ability to learn and behave “normally” in schools and other settings. And, if not appropriately treated, these injuries impact life and health outcomes into adulthood. All too often, children who are experiencing trauma, neglect and abuse in their homes and communities are identified in schools as having “special needs,” such as ADHD, ODD or EDD when in fact what they are experiencing is actually trauma/toxic stress. These life circumstances cause diminished executive functioning abilities, learning difficulties, and/or misbehavior. Educators, as well as all other adults, need to be keenly aware of this body of research & practical school- home- & community-based remedies in order to mitigate the impact of toxic stress (ACEs) on successful child cognitive and emotional development, including impulsivity, learning difficulties and misbehavior, not to mention diminished physical health outcomes in adulthood. In this workshop, the critically important information about this life- and practice-changing body of research, including ACEs & the ACEs Scale, will be introduced and the clear and present pathways to healing will be presented. See flyer for session details.

This training will be VIRTUAL. WebEx link & presentation documents will be emailed the morning of each session.

COST: $60 RPDC Member, $75 Non-Member–Cancellation requires a 48-hour notice

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Cultural Competence and Educational Equity

01/11/22 at 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Cultural Competence and Educational Equity
Children/people of color (and special needs) are disproportionately treated inequitably in American society, and what we may see in our society begins in our schools. In Schools students of color are disciplined, suspended and expelled at far greater rates than their Caucasian peers. In community settings and in judicial/correctional proceedings, this is also the case. In this session, educators, among others will be introduced to key aspects that are required to become culturally competent adults/educators who embrace and practice equity.

This highly interactive workshop includes the exploration of how and why racism and discrimination are so difficult to eliminate (“White Fragility”), the difference between Equity and Equality, the various notions of School Climate, School Culture and the wider Community Culture. In order to map the territory to reach a destination of far more equitable treatment for all, different ideologies of Cultural Diversity will be shared, as will the relationship between Racism and Discrimination, anti-racist perspectives, the differences between Explicit and Implicit Bias and ultimately, how we can impact our classrooms, schools, workplaces and all community settings to become truly equitable places to work, learn and socialize led by culturally competent , anti-racist and non-discriminatory individuals who function in institutions free from racism and discrimination.

See flyer for session details. This training will be virtual. WebEx link and presentation documents will be emailed the morning of each session.

COST: $60 RPDC Member, $75 Non-Member—Cancellation requires a 48-hour notice

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MTDS: Region 3 Grow Your Own (GYO) Cohort

01/13/22 - 04/26/22 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

This cohort is designed as an active collaborative regional cohort to connect district GYO program designers/facilitators across the region and to promote resource/information sharing. It will support the implementation of GYO teacher recruitment programs in all Missouri school districts and charter schools.

Your regional MTDS (mo-mtds.net) Teacher Development Specialist (TDS), Kat Nicolaus, will be hosting and facilitating the cohort gatherings. Guest speakers and additional learning opportunities will be organized to meet cohort needs. On-going technical assistance and guidance for the DESE Recruitment Grant will be provided by your MTDS TDS.

NOTE: This is intended to be a cohort experience, like Teacher Academy or BTAP. Participants sign up for the cohort and are enrolled in all three of the dates. THIS IS NOT ONE WORKSHOP REPEATED 3 TIMES

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SW-PBS Tier 2 Training Series Session 4: Self-Monitoring

01/18/22 at 8:30 am - 11:30 am

This training series will consist of 6 half-days throughout the school year and is designed for schools who are new to Tier 2 or have new members to the Tier 2 Team. Teams who have been through Tier 1 training and are ready for Tier 2 should sign up for all six sessions. Teams already implementing Tier 2 who are revisiting components of their existing Tier 2 systems can select individual sessions for an opportunity to refresh and refine your practices. After each of these training sessions, there will be an optional afternoon coaching lab in which teams are invited to stay to work at the Center on action planning, team collaboration, and ready access to the RPDC SW-PBS Consultants for personalized support!

Session 4: Self-Monitoring This session will focus on the benefits and implementation procedures for Self-Monitoring as an intervention, as well as how to adapt or modify Self-Monitoring as a fading procedure for other interventions.

Workshop: 8:30-11:30 (with optional Coaching/Networking Lab Opportunity 1:00-3:00)

 

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Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) Volume 1 - Spring 2022 Cohort

01/20/22 - 06/06/22 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the “science of reading” so they are able to apply research into classroom application to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to- face trainings.

The LETRS course of study will include online learning and 4 face-to-face sessions, scheduled strategically throughout the implementation. These sessions will incorporate Bridge-to-Practice activities, discussions of instructional strategies, and reflection on the integration of new learning, ensuring greater transfer to classroom application.

COST: There will be a one-time charge of $500 per enrollee for the face – to face training series. Online & print materials are purchased directly from Voyager Sopris at an estimated cost of $375 per person.

Registration will close on December 17th, to allow for ordering of materials by the participants

PLEASE NOTE:
In case of low enrollment – Please do not order materials from Voyager until after registration closes and you have received an email from the presenter. Somehow we need to say – don’t order until you know for sure the training will be held.

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Restorative Practices

01/20/22 - 01/21/22 at 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

This comprehensive Basic training in Restorative Practices is a 10-hour training. This highly interactive virtual training opportunity is conducted in real time over WebEx. The modules provide the necessary information for establishing the conditions for developing and nurturing a culture based on high quality relationships among all school community members and positive community building that is trauma-free. This is accomplished by focusing not on rules broken and punitive consequences but rather on the harms done and providing appropriate restorative consequences and the systems that are necessary to repair and support strong relationships among all school community members (students and adults). Working restoratively is a social/relational rather than a behaviorist model. Embracing restorative practices is not a program but rather a way of thinking, being and operating in the day-to-day. The training includes concrete and practical strategies for establishing the appropriate classroom and school-based routines as well as conducting circles and conferences in primary prevention as well as intervention contexts.
Restorative Practices, along with Basic training is the prerequisite for Advanced School Climate training.
See flyer for session details.

This training will be virtual. WebEx link and presentation documents will be emailed the morning of each session.

PRESENTERS:
Jo Ann Freiberg, Ph.D. – Jo Ann holds a Ph.D. in philosophy of education from Ohio State University, and her areas of academic teaching and research include moral and character education, educational studies, professional ethics and multicultural education. She currently serves as Co-Chair of the National School Climate Council and is on the Connecticut statewide task force on Sportsmanship. She has served on the statewide task force on bullying and serves as an educational consultant in a variety of settings both in Connecticut and nationally. Jo Ann provides a wide range of professional development and educational content to many groups and organizations throughout the country about issues including those above as well as general violence prevention, professional ethics and related subjects in the school, family, and community partnership arena.

Patricia A. Ciccone, C.A.G.S., L.P.C. – Patricia is a retired Superintendent in CT school districts is an experienced educator and administrator. She is also the founding partner of School Climate Consultants, LLC, which is dedicated to assisting schools, districts, and community-based organizations in creating safe and productive learning environments. She currently serves on the CT Legislature’s School Climate Advisory Committee, is a member of the leadership team of the National School Climate Council, is on the faculty of the Leadership Academy for Character Education (L.A.C.E.) at the University of MO, St. Louis, is a certified trainer with the International Institute for Restorative Practices and is a faculty member at the National School Climate Center’s Summer Institute.

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Transition Academy

01/25/22 - 02/25/22 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Transition Academy will prepare educators to assist students in planning for postsecondary success. It is designed to help educators plan for college and career readiness and positive postsecondary outcomes for students with an IEP. The components to be addressed during the academy are Indicator 13, the transition compliance portion of the student’s IEP, how to plan for postsecondary outcomes and the framework and practice of how to include self-determination strategies and skills during instruction. Specific components provided in greater detail will be Transition Assessments and Services and to teach students to participate in the planning process of their future.

This is a two day event and participants must participate in both days. Registration will begin at 8:30 with content beginning at 9:00. Please be aware of the face covering requirements in Kansas City as determined either by the Mayor or by Jackson County.

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Revisiting SW-PBS Tier 1 - Sustaining the Systems*

02/01/22 at 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Missouri Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support (MO SW-PBS) will host six half-day workshops and facilitate site visits to support school teams that have previously completed training and are implementing SW-PBS Tier 1, but would like to revisit foundations for new staff, refocus their leadership team, or refresh systems and practices. “Revisiting SW-PBS Tier 1 – Sustaining the Systems” prepares school leaders to provide on-going training to staff, utilize MO SW-PBS resources to support teams in evaluation of schoolwide systems, as well as classroom effective teaching and learning practices. A review of the timeline, artifacts needed, and process for applying for MO SW-PBS recognition will be provided.

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
•Utilize the Tiered Fidelity Inventory for Tier 1 to monitor implementation of sustained school-wide systems
•Access the MO SW-PBS website and the Virtual Learning Platform through the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for training support materials
•Prepare for MO SW-PBS recognition of implementing Tier 1 with fidelity
•Use effective action planning to guide and monitor implementation tasks

*Revisiting SW-PBS Tier 1 sessions are designed to be offered as a 6 day comprehensive review, or as individual outcome specific sessions. Please take note of intended outcomes when selecting dates/sessions to attend.

8:30-11:30am Training

1:00-3:00 Coaching/Networking Lab Opportunity

 

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Cultural Competence and Educational Equity

02/08/22 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cultural Competence and Educational Equity
Children/people of color (and special needs) are disproportionately treated inequitably in American society, and what we may see in our society begins in our schools. In Schools students of color are disciplined, suspended and expelled at far greater rates than their Caucasian peers. In community settings and in judicial/correctional proceedings, this is also the case. In this session, educators, among others will be introduced to key aspects that are required to become culturally competent adults/educators who embrace and practice equity.

This highly interactive workshop includes the exploration of how and why racism and discrimination are so difficult to eliminate (“White Fragility”), the difference between Equity and Equality, the various notions of School Climate, School Culture and the wider Community Culture. In order to map the territory to reach a destination of far more equitable treatment for all, different ideologies of Cultural Diversity will be shared, as will the relationship between Racism and Discrimination, anti-racist perspectives, the differences between Explicit and Implicit Bias and ultimately, how we can impact our classrooms, schools, workplaces and all community settings to become truly equitable places to work, learn and socialize led by culturally competent , anti-racist and non-discriminatory individuals who function in institutions free from racism and discrimination.

See flyer for session details. This training will be virtual. WebEx link and presentation documents will be emailed the morning of each session.

COST: $60 RPDC Member, $75 Non-Member—Cancellation requires a 48-hour notice

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Intellectual Safety

02/08/22 at 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Students must be in “intellectually safe” environments in order to learn. Part of intellectual safety is feeling emotionally & physically safe, but an often-ignored aspect of intellectual safety is being able to learn in a way that is comfortable for you. In this highly interactive workshop, participants will be introduced to a myriad of components of this critical aspect of intellectual Safety. Topics that will be covered are: Visual, Auditory and Kinesthetic Learning Styles, [Accelerated Learning for the 21st
Century] Multiple Intelligences [Howard Gardner], Jung’s theory translated into the Meyers-Briggs/MTBI Type Indicator, Spectrum of Attitudes (People as Objects, Recipients and Resources) [Bill Loftquist], as well as more recent work done to flesh out Temperament and Personality [David
Kiersey], which has been most recently articulated in the True Colors model of personal strengths [Don Lowry].

See flyer for session details.

This training will be VIRTUAL. WebEx link and presentation documents will be emailed the morning of each session.

COST: $60 RPDC Member, $75 Non-Member– Cancellation requires a 48-hour notice

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Going for Gold: Gold Standard FBAs and BIPs

02/15/22 at 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Overwhelmed with questions about MO SW-PBS Tier 3 Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP)? This is the place for you! This training will focus on reviewing the basic components of developing and implementing gold standard SW-PBS Tier 3 FBAs and BIPs. We will target each feature and share specific examples of examplar data gathering, behavior pathways, summary statements, behavior intervention descriptions and strategies, implementation procedures and ongoing monitoring of the plan. We will assist with building your knowledge to incorporate all MO SW-PBS required features into your school/district documents.

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
•Explain the purpose and value of core components of an FBA and a BIP
•Create detailed FBAs and BIPs
•Examine school/district forms for alignment with MO SW-PBS requirements for recognition

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School Climate Advanced Training/Train the Trainer

02/17/22 - 02/18/22 at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This 15-hour professional development training session can only be taken after successful completion of School Climate Basic Training and Restorative Practices Training. Advanced training is an “extension” of School Climate Basic Training. In this session, participants dig deeper into the topics that are covered in the two-day Basic training session, to allow everyone to gain a much richer understanding of the content central to school climate improvement and the imperative to focus on this important work as a primary “driver” for student and school success, both academic and social/behavioral. In addition, participants receive information about different learning styles as well as how to facilitate training for adults. There are two major goals for Advanced training. First is to be much more knowledgeable and comfortable with school climate “content.” The second goal is to be able to return to their schools/organizations and share/facilitate topics introduced in Basic training to colleagues and other community members. As with Basic training, Advanced training is highly interactive. After the successful completion of Advanced training, participants are provided with all materials necessary for such in-school training in all of the topics covered in Basic training.
Restorative Practices, along with Basic training is the prerequisite for Advanced School Climate training.

See flyer for session details.

This training will be virtual. WebEx link and presentation documents will be emailed the morning of each session.

PRESENTERS:
Jo Ann Freiberg, Ph.D. – Jo Ann holds a Ph.D. in philosophy of education from Ohio State University, and her areas of academic teaching and research include moral and character education, educational studies, professional ethics and multicultural education. She currently serves as Co-Chair of the National School Climate Council and is on the Connecticut statewide task force on Sportsmanship. She has served on the statewide task force on bullying and serves as an educational consultant in a variety of settings both in Connecticut and nationally. Jo Ann provides a wide range of professional development and educational content to many groups and organizations throughout the country about issues including those above as well as general violence prevention, professional ethics and related subjects in the school, family, and community partnership arena.

Patricia A. Ciccone, C.A.G.S., L.P.C. – Patricia is a retired Superintendent in CT school districts is an experienced educator and administrator. She is also the founding partner of School Climate Consultants, LLC, which is dedicated to assisting schools, districts, and community-based organizations in creating safe and productive learning environments. She currently serves on the CT Legislature’s School Climate Advisory Committee, is a member of the leadership team of the National School Climate Council, is on the faculty of the Leadership Academy for Character Education (L.A.C.E.) at the University of MO, St. Louis, is a certified trainer with the International Institute for Restorative Practices and is a faculty member at the National School Climate Center’s Summer Institute.

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SW-PBS Tier 2 Training Series Session 5: Social Skills Intervention Groups Part 1

02/22/22 at 8:30 am - 11:30 am

This training series will consist of 6 half-days throughout the school year and is designed for schools who are new to Tier 2 or have new members to the Tier 2 Team. Teams who have been through Tier 1 training and are ready for Tier 2 should sign up for all six sessions. Teams already implementing Tier 2 who are revisiting components of their existing Tier 2 systems can select individual sessions for an opportunity to refresh and refine your practices. After each of these training sessions, there will be an optional afternoon coaching lab in which teams are invited to stay to work at the Center on action planning, team collaboration, and ready access to the RPDC SW-PBS Consultants for personalized support!

Session 5: Social Skills Intervention Groups Part 1 Teams will work toward implementing another research-based intervention, Social Skills Intervention Groups. Outcomes for this session include identifying students who are most likely to benefit from a social skills intervention, identifying implementation components of a Social Skills Intervention Group, and designing a Social Skills Intervention that is contextually relevant for your students and school but adheres to implementation of critical features.

Cost: $40 RPDC Members & $50 Non-RPDC Members

Workshop:8:30-11:30 (with optional Coaching/Networking Lab Opportunity 1:00-3:00)

 

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Incorporating SEL into Your PBS Systems

02/24/22 at 8:30 am - 11:30 am

This half-day training will introduce you to actionable strategies for integrating Social-Emotional Learning components within the existing SW-PBS framework in your building. These complementary concepts can work together to build a greater level of support for students at all tiers in your school, by providing an integrated approach to behavior and emotional health in a multi-tiered framework. Join us as we explore how your SW-PBS systems can intentionally support SEL competencies to work smarter, not harder while enhancing the safety net of your building climate.

Outcomes:
•Dialogue about the potential impact on student achievement and school climate of systematic social-emotional learning integration.
•Review options for social-emotional learning implementation and integration with existing frameworks.
•Align common social-emotional learning standards with the SW-PBS philosophy and frameworks.
•Learn from one another as we discuss various curriculum and strategies implemented across our region to support schools’ social-emotional health.

Cost: $40 for RPDC Members/districts $50 for Non-RPDC Members

Contact Cindy Hedrick for membership information. cehedrick@umkc.edu
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Effective Teaching and Learning Practices to Increase Instructional Time and Student Engagement

03/01/22 at 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

This workshop will focus on research-basedpractices 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 is focused on the MO SW-PBS 8 Effective Teaching and Learning Practices (ETLP) 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

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Intellectual Safety

03/08/22 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Students must be in “intellectually safe” environments in order to learn. Part of intellectual safety is feeling emotionally & physically safe, but an often-ignored aspect of intellectual safety is being able to learn in a way that is comfortable for you. In this highly interactive workshop, participants will be introduced to a myriad of components of this critical aspect of intellectual Safety. Topics that will be covered are: Visual, Auditory and Kinesthetic Learning Styles, [Accelerated Learning for the 21st
Century] Multiple Intelligences [Howard Gardner], Jung’s theory translated into the Meyers-Briggs/MTBI Type Indicator, Spectrum of Attitudes (People as Objects, Recipients and Resources) [Bill Loftquist], as well as more recent work done to flesh out Temperament and Personality [David
Kiersey], which has been most recently articulated in the True Colors model of personal strengths [Don Lowry].

See flyer for session details.

This training will be VIRTUAL. WebEx link and presentation documents will be emailed the morning of each session.

COST: $60 RPDC Member, $75 Non-Member– Cancellation requires a 48-hour notice

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Adverse Childhood Experiences - ACEs

03/08/22 at 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

ACEs are the largest public health crisis to be identified in the past thirty years. Traumatic childhood experiences (toxic stress/trauma) impact a child’s daily life in the home, in school and the community as they grow. These adversities (injuries) in childhood also impact adult health and wellbeing, often identified as PTSD. Even when children are too young to remember the events (neglect, physical/emotional/ sexual abuse, abandonment, violence, etc.), the body never “forgets.” Childhood adversity affects a child’s ability to learn and behave in productive ways by changing brain chemistry and architecture thus impacting their ability to learn and behave “normally” in schools and other settings. And, if not appropriately treated, these injuries impact life and health outcomes into adulthood. All too often, children who are experiencing trauma, neglect and abuse in their homes and communities are identified in schools as having “special needs,” such as ADHD, ODD or EDD when in fact what they are experiencing is actually trauma/toxic stress. These life circumstances cause diminished executive functioning abilities, learning difficulties, and/or misbehavior. Educators, as well as all other adults, need to be keenly aware of this body of research & practical school- home- & community-based remedies in order to mitigate the impact of toxic stress (ACEs) on successful child cognitive and emotional development, including impulsivity, learning difficulties and misbehavior, not to mention diminished physical health outcomes in adulthood. In this workshop, the critically important information about this life- and practice-changing body of research, including ACEs & the ACEs Scale, will be introduced and the clear and present pathways to healing will be presented. See flyer for session details.

This training will be VIRTUAL. WebEx link & presentation documents will be emailed the morning of each session.

COST: $60 RPDC Member, $75 Non-Member–Cancellation requires a 48-hour notice

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School Climate Basic Training

03/17/22 - 03/18/22 at 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

This comprehensive Basic training in School Climate is a 10-hour training, conducted in a series of four 2-1/2 hour “modules” over two full days (morning and afternoon sessions each day). This highly interactive virtual training opportunity is conducted in real time over WebEx. This training provides the necessary information for establishing the conditions for developing and nurturing a culture based on high quality relationships among all school community members and positive community building that is trauma-free. This professional development training session is focused exclusively on School Climate: What School Climate is (definition and scope), the difference between School Climate and School Culture and the role of adults in school to foster a positive school climate. We will explore the conflict cycle and adults’ professional responsibilities as it pertains to School Climate improvement. During the two days, participants will be introduced to the School Climate Development Model, the School Climate/Culture Model, four strength-based models that are at the core of School Climate and School Climate improvement (School Connectedness, Resiliency, The Circle of Courage and Youth as Resources). These strength-based models support creating adverse-free environments that support student and school success for all students, but especially those who experience trauma in their lives. Participants will also learn about student motivation and be introduced to Restorative Practices. Throughout, participants will learn countless strategies to foster and improve School Climate.
Basic training, along with Restorative Practices is the prerequisite for Advanced School Climate training.

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This training will be virtual. WebEx link and presentation documents will be emailed the morning of each session.

PRESENTERS:
Jo Ann Freiberg, Ph.D. – Jo Ann holds a Ph.D. in philosophy of education from Ohio State University, and her areas of academic teaching and research include moral and character education, educational studies, professional ethics and multicultural education. She currently serves as Co-Chair of the National School Climate Council and is on the Connecticut statewide task force on Sportsmanship. She has served on the statewide task force on bullying and serves as an educational consultant in a variety of settings both in Connecticut and nationally. Jo Ann provides a wide range of professional development and educational content to many groups and organizations throughout the country about issues including those above as well as general violence prevention, professional ethics and related subjects in the school, family, and community partnership arena.

Patricia A. Ciccone, C.A.G.S., L.P.C. – Patricia is a retired Superintendent in CT school districts is an experienced educator and administrator. She is also the founding partner of School Climate Consultants, LLC, which is dedicated to assisting schools, districts, and community-based organizations in creating safe and productive learning environments. She currently serves on the CT Legislature’s School Climate Advisory Committee, is a member of the leadership team of the National School Climate Council, is on the faculty of the Leadership Academy for Character Education (L.A.C.E.) at the University of MO, St. Louis, is a certified trainer with the International Institute for Restorative Practices and is a faculty member at the National School Climate Center’s Summer Institute.

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Part C-B Transition

03/23/22 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

In this session, we will assist public agencies in preparing for the smooth transition of children served in First Steps to the Early Childhood Special Education Program. It will focus on compliance requirements including timelines for evaluation and IEP development.

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SW-PBS Tier 2 Training Series Session 6: Social Skills Intervention Groups Part 2

03/29/22 at 8:30 am - 11:30 am

This training series will consist of 6 half-days throughout the school year and is designed for schools who are new to Tier 2 or have new members to the Tier 2 Team. Teams who have been through Tier 1 training and are ready for Tier 2 should sign up for all six sessions. Teams already implementing Tier 2 who are revisiting components of their existing Tier 2 systems can select individual sessions for an opportunity to refresh and refine your practices. After each of these training sessions, there will be an optional afternoon coaching lab in which teams are invited to stay to work at the Center on action planning, team collaboration, and ready access to the RPDC SW-PBS Consultants for personalized support!

Session 6: Social Skills Intervention Groups Part 2 Teams will work toward implementing another research-based intervention, Social Skills Intervention Groups. Outcomes for this session include determining how student data will be collected, graphed and progress monitored to make decisions for students who participate in a Social Skills Intervention Group, creating a process for fading intervention supports, determining criteria for exiting the intervention, and implementing the social skills intervention groups for students in your school.

Workshop: 8:30-11:30 (with optional Coaching/Networking Lab Opportunity 1:00-3:00)

 

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Adverse Childhood Experiences - ACEs

04/12/22 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

ACEs are the largest public health crisis to be identified in the past thirty years. Traumatic childhood experiences (toxic stress/trauma) impact a child’s daily life in the home, in school and the community as they grow. These adversities (injuries) in childhood also impact adult health and wellbeing, often identified as PTSD. Even when children are too young to remember the events (neglect, physical/emotional/ sexual abuse, abandonment, violence, etc.), the body never “forgets.” Childhood adversity affects a child’s ability to learn and behave in productive ways by changing brain chemistry and architecture thus impacting their ability to learn and behave “normally” in schools and other settings. And, if not appropriately treated, these injuries impact life and health outcomes into adulthood. All too often, children who are experiencing trauma, neglect and abuse in their homes and communities are identified in schools as having “special needs,” such as ADHD, ODD or EDD when in fact what they are experiencing is actually trauma/toxic stress. These life circumstances cause diminished executive functioning abilities, learning difficulties, and/or misbehavior. Educators, as well as all other adults, need to be keenly aware of this body of research & practical school- home- & community-based remedies in order to mitigate the impact of toxic stress (ACEs) on successful child cognitive and emotional development, including impulsivity, learning difficulties and misbehavior, not to mention diminished physical health outcomes in adulthood. In this workshop, the critically important information about this life- and practice-changing body of research, including ACEs & the ACEs Scale, will be introduced and the clear and present pathways to healing will be presented. See flyer for session details.

This training will be VIRTUAL. WebEx link & presentation documents will be emailed the morning of each session.

COST: $60 RPDC Member, $75 Non-Member–Cancellation requires a 48-hour notice

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Cultural Competence and Educational Equity

04/12/22 at 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Cultural Competence and Educational Equity
Children/people of color (and special needs) are disproportionately treated inequitably in American society, and what we may see in our society begins in our schools. In Schools students of color are disciplined, suspended and expelled at far greater rates than their Caucasian peers. In community settings and in judicial/correctional proceedings, this is also the case. In this session, educators, among others will be introduced to key aspects that are required to become culturally competent adults/educators who embrace and practice equity.

This highly interactive workshop includes the exploration of how and why racism and discrimination are so difficult to eliminate (“White Fragility”), the difference between Equity and Equality, the various notions of School Climate, School Culture and the wider Community Culture. In order to map the territory to reach a destination of far more equitable treatment for all, different ideologies of Cultural Diversity will be shared, as will the relationship between Racism and Discrimination, anti-racist perspectives, the differences between Explicit and Implicit Bias and ultimately, how we can impact our classrooms, schools, workplaces and all community settings to become truly equitable places to work, learn and socialize led by culturally competent , anti-racist and non-discriminatory individuals who function in institutions free from racism and discrimination.

See flyer for session details. This training will be virtual. WebEx link and presentation documents will be emailed the morning of each session.

COST: $60 RPDC Member, $75 Non-Member—Cancellation requires a 48-hour notice

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Restorative Practices

04/21/22 - 04/22/22 at 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

This comprehensive Basic training in Restorative Practices is a 10-hour training. This highly interactive virtual training opportunity is conducted in real time over WebEx. The modules provide the necessary information for establishing the conditions for developing and nurturing a culture based on high quality relationships among all school community members and positive community building that is trauma-free. This is accomplished by focusing not on rules broken and punitive consequences but rather on the harms done and providing appropriate restorative consequences and the systems that are necessary to repair and support strong relationships among all school community members (students and adults). Working restoratively is a social/relational rather than a behaviorist model. Embracing restorative practices is not a program but rather a way of thinking, being and operating in the day-to-day. The training includes concrete and practical strategies for establishing the appropriate classroom and school-based routines as well as conducting circles and conferences in primary prevention as well as intervention contexts.
Restorative Practices, along with Basic training is the prerequisite for Advanced School Climate training.
See flyer for session details.

This training will be virtual. WebEx link and presentation documents will be emailed the morning of each session.

PRESENTERS:
Jo Ann Freiberg, Ph.D. – Jo Ann holds a Ph.D. in philosophy of education from Ohio State University, and her areas of academic teaching and research include moral and character education, educational studies, professional ethics and multicultural education. She currently serves as Co-Chair of the National School Climate Council and is on the Connecticut statewide task force on Sportsmanship. She has served on the statewide task force on bullying and serves as an educational consultant in a variety of settings both in Connecticut and nationally. Jo Ann provides a wide range of professional development and educational content to many groups and organizations throughout the country about issues including those above as well as general violence prevention, professional ethics and related subjects in the school, family, and community partnership arena.

Patricia A. Ciccone, C.A.G.S., L.P.C. – Patricia is a retired Superintendent in CT school districts is an experienced educator and administrator. She is also the founding partner of School Climate Consultants, LLC, which is dedicated to assisting schools, districts, and community-based organizations in creating safe and productive learning environments. She currently serves on the CT Legislature’s School Climate Advisory Committee, is a member of the leadership team of the National School Climate Council, is on the faculty of the Leadership Academy for Character Education (L.A.C.E.) at the University of MO, St. Louis, is a certified trainer with the International Institute for Restorative Practices and is a faculty member at the National School Climate Center’s Summer Institute.

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