Differentiation Strategies and Tips

07/21/20 at 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

This workshop is part of the Enhancing Your Engagement Seminar. Registering for this session gains you entrance to this 1-day session only. The session will take place virtually from 4:00 – 6:30 pm.

The workshop will focus on instructional practices and engagement techniques for differentiating instruction. Teachers will receive templates and digital handouts that they can use with diverse learners to create a more equitable classroom. Discussion will include using the practices in a virtual as well as face-to-face environment.

For more information, contact Kat Nicolaus. nicolausk@umkc.edu

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MLDS for New Leaders Year 1

07/28/20 at 8:30 am - 3:15 pm

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).
  • comprehensive and progressive learning treatments designed to meet principals’ needs at their current level of experience (Emerging and Developing Levels).
  • 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.

Join this cohort and watch your leadership skill and professional network grow. Not sure which cohort to join? Just ask!

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Enhancing Your Expertise Seminar (EYES)

07/28/20 at 9:00 am - 10:30 am

This new one-year cadre program has been developed with mid-career (3-8 years experience) teachers in mind. The Seminar will give teachers opportunities to learn and practice high-engagement strategies, and add high-impact instructional practices to their teaching repertoire. This program will not require the loss of any classroom time for the teacher!

ALL SESSIONS WILL BE CONDUCTED VIRTUALLY. Cadre members will begin with two 90 minute virtual sessions on July 28 & 29. Six additional Study Sessions will be held throughout the year, focusing on research-based high-impact instructional practices and engagement strategies. ALL PRACTICES AND STRATEGIES WILL BE TAUGHT FOR USE IN FACE-TO-FACE OR VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION. Study Sessions will have a follow-up small group session about two weeks later, giving cadre members the opportunity to debrief their use of the new strategies and receive peer feedback and coaching assistance.

*SESSIONS CAN BE TAKEN AS SINGLE SESSIONS-Register separately.
July 21: Differentiation Strategies and Tips
Sept 24: Using Learning Intentions and Success Criteria for High Return
Nov. 3 : Using Common Formative Assessments and Meaningful Feedback to Bridge the Gaps

Contact Kat Nicolaus at nicolausk@umkc for more information.

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LETRS Facilitators Training (4 Sessions starting Aug. 3)

08/03/20 at 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Become a LETRS® Facilitator to support your district in building a sustainable model with the use of LETRS professional development for years to come.

WHO CAN ATTEND?
The Facilitator is someone with a deep understanding of the content and a commitment to become an expert in the research and evidence-based theories of LETRS. This person will facilitate face-to-face workshops aligned to each unit, facilitate Professional Learning Communities, answer questions from participants, and review participants’ online data to determine if gaps in conceptual understanding exist that need to be addressed in a customized workshop.

Session attendees must meet eligibility requirements listed below. Space is limited to 30 participants.

  1. Complete the online content for Units 1-4.
  2. Pass the end-of-course exam following Unit 4 with a score of 88 percent or better.
  3. Purchase a Facilitator’s Kit upon meeting requirements 1 and 2.
  4. Sign a Statement of Commitment with Voyager Sopris Learning.
  5. Complete a minimum of eight sessions of ongoing professional development offered by Voyager Sopris Learning in the year following Facilitator Training.
  6. Remain employed or contracted by the sponsoring agency.

See brochure to find out what participants will learn and what you will need to bring to the training. REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS JULY 3, 2020.

Location: Online

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MLDS: Comprehensive Support and Improvement Schools (CSI) - 6 Meetings

08/03/20 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: Emerging Year 1, Emerging Year 2, Developing Year 1, Developing Year 2 and Transformational Leadership.

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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LETRS: A Proven Approach to Raising Reading Achievement (5 Meetings)

08/17/20 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

K-12 Literacy Professional Development

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 training.

LETRS
-Provides a 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

The LETRS course of study will include four face-to-face sessions with Locally Certified Trainers (RPDC Consultants) 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.

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Teacher Academy 2020-2021 (Multiple Session beginning Aug. 28)

08/28/20 at 9:00 am

What is the Program Design?

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

Participation requires monthly release days for regional meetings and the one day fall statewide kickoff session and one day winter statewide meeting. Tuition, transportation, food and substitutes will be the responsibility of the school or individual.

Who Qualifies to be a Teacher Academy Fellow?

• A current classroom teacher with three years of classroom experience

• A teacher with demonstrated classroom effectiveness

• A teacher with a commitment to sustained professional growth

How are Academy Fellows Selected?

Fellows are selected from a regional application process which requires a narrative response to a set of questions and two letters of recommendation.

Cost $499 Annually for participants from non-member districts or $299 annually for KCRPDC members and/or from schools participating in SW-PBS, or DCI through the KCRPDC.

Please contact Kat Nicolaus – nicolausk@umkc.edu – for more information.

Teachers whose application has been received and approved may register here.

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MLDS: Target Support and Improvement Schools (TSI) - 4 Meetings

09/09/20 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 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: Emerging Year 1, Emerging Year 2, Developing Year 1, Developing Year 2 and Transformational Leadership.

Target Support and Improvement Schools:
The MLDS is also committed to support school leaders of educational institutions which have the Target Support and Improvement (TSI) Schools designation. School leaders who work at TSI 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. TSI school leaders will receive four 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, TSI leaders will receive push-in services to support specific needs which may include professional development/training in the following areas: Leadership, Special Education, English Language Learners, DESE compliance, and district compliance.

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MLDS for New Leaders Year 2

09/10/20 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: Emerging Year 1, Emerging Year 2, Developing Year 1, Developing Year 2 and Transformational Leadership. School leaders will want to invest in their own professional development by attending each level of training.

The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) Emerging Year 2 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 Emerging Year 1 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 Emerging Year 1 is a pre-requisite for this course. If you are in year two of school leadership and did not participate in Emerging Year 1, please contact the RPDC Leadership Development Specialist, Teresa Tulipana at tulipanat@umkc.edu to discuss your best course placement.

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

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MAP-A for New Teachers

09/14/20 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Training for Special Education personnel who are new to the administration of the MAP-A or those who need to be familiar with the process. Participants will learn how the various levels of the map work together to create a dynamic test for each individual student, how to select appropriate Essential Elements based upon the blue print and the grade level, and how to regularly integrate Instructionally Relevant Testlets into the classroom. Additionally, participants will learn how to use Educator Portal and learn what equipment will be necessary for students to complete the assessment.

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MLDS III: Sustaining Leadership

09/16/20 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: Emerging Year 1, Emerging Year 2, Developing Year 1, Developing Year 2 and Transformational Leadership. School leaders will want to invest in their own professional development by attending each level of training.

The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) Developing Year 1 provides principals:

  • Training and support through research based learning experiences
  • Opportunities to develop formal and informal professional networks

MLDS Developing Year 1 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 Emerging Year content is a pre-requisite for this course. If you are in your first years of school leadership and did not participate in Emerging Year content, please contact the RPDC Leadership Development Specialist, Teresa Tulipana at tulipanat@umkc.edu to discuss your best course placement.

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MAP-A for Returning Teachers

09/16/20 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

This presentation in for Special Education personnel (from any school district)who has previously been trained to administer the MAP-A. This workshop will review choosing Essential Elements to assess student skills, review any changes made to Educator Portal, and discuss important date to remember. Additionally, participants will review how to integrate instructionally relevant testlets into everyday instruction.

Presentation in the morning and optional work time in the afternoon.

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BEST 2.0: Classroom Environment

09/16/20 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Building Educational Support for Teaching
Missouri’s requirements for Beginning Teacher Assistance Programming (BTAP) have changed. UMKC Regional Professional Development has designed courses for beginning teachers needing the required curriculum. Participants whose building/district provides no training must attend all session topics to meet the new requirements; otherwise participants may select to attend sessions as needed.

Uses and understanding of individual and group motivation to encourage active engagement and positive social interactions.

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Special Education New Teachers Academy (4 sessions starting 9/17/20)

09/17/20 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

09/22: 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

01/12: 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.

03/09: 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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KC Teacher Academy Graduates 20-21 Cohort (4 Meetings)

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

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

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MLDS V: Transformational Leadership (4 Sessions starting 9/24/20)

09/24/20 at 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

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.

Join this cohort and watch your leadership skill and professional network grow. Not sure which cohort to join? Just ask!

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Using Learning Intentions and Success Criteria for High Return

09/24/20 at 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

This workshop is part of the Enhancing Your Engagement Seminar. Registering for this session gains you entrance to this 1-day session only. The session will take place virtually from 4:00 – 6:30 pm.

The workshop will focus on the instructional practices and techniques for writing and using learning intentions and success criteria to create motivated, self-reliant, visible learners. Teachers will learn and practice valuable techniques that they can use to expand and elevate their use of learning intentions and success criteria in order to improve student engagement and understanding.

For more information, contact Kat Nicolaus. nicolausk@umkc.edu

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MLDS Foundations for Experienced Leaders

09/25/20 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: Emerging Year 1, Emerging Year 2, Foundations for Experienced Leaders, MLDS III: Sustaining Leadership, MLDS IV: Sustaining Leadership and Transformational Leadership. School leaders will want to invest in their own professional development by attending each level of training.

The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) Foundations for Experienced Leaders provides principals:

  • Training and support through research based learning experiences
  • Opportunities to develop formal and informal professional networks
  • Foundational learning for those who did not participate in the two-year Emerging Year Cohort

MLDS Foundations for Experienced Leaders includes three regional meetings which provide practical, relevant learning as well as two coaching labs providing hands on experiences to improve skills in assessing school culture.

If you are in your first years of school leadership and did not participate in Emerging Year content, please contact the RPDC Leadership Development Specialist, Teresa Tulipana at tulipanat@umkc.edu to discuss your best course placement.

Intended Audience: School leaders with 3+ years’ experience who have not previously participated in MLDS

Cost: FREE

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Reaching and Teaching Students with Dyslexia Characteristics I

09/28/20 at 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

*Reaching and Teaching Students with Characteristics of Dyslexia – Level 1: Phonological Awareness & Phonics Focus

Are any of your students showing characteristics (signs) of dyslexia? What are those signs? What are teaching methods you can use to address the needs of these struggling readers? This workshop will take a closer look into understanding, reaching, and teaching students with reading difficulties that may be characteristics of dyslexia. The challenges of dyslexia may seem daunting. Early identification of dyslexia helps students receive the assistance and resources they need to be successful.

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

There must be at least 10 participants registered by to have this workshop.

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MLDS IV: Sustaining Leadership

09/29/20 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: Emerging Year 1, Emerging Year 2, Developing Year 1, Developing Year 2 and Transformational Leadership. School leaders will want to invest in their own professional development by attending each level of training.

The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) Developing Year 2 provides principals

  • Training and support through research based learning experiences
  • Opportunities to develop formal and informal professional networks

MLDS Developing Year 2 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 Emerging Year content is a pre-requisite for this course. If you are in your first years of school leadership and did not participate in Emerging Year content, please contact the RPDC Leadership Development Specialist, Teresa Tulipana at tulipanat@umkc.edu to discuss your best course placement.

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Special Education Process

09/29/20 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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Restorative Practices Basic Training (2-Day Training)

10/05/20 - 10/06/20 at 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

This two-day basic training in Restorative Practices (RP) 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, high quality school communities in classrooms and throughout the school. This is accomplished by focusing not on rules broken and punitive consequences, but on the harms done (impact) and providing appropriate restorative consequences and the systems that are necessary to repair and support strong relationships and enduring community.

Restorative classrooms and schools are calmer, more collaborative, happier, more productive (academically and socially), experience fewer (mis)behavior issues, have better attendance, need fewer exclusionary disciplinary consequences, etc. Working restoratively is a social/relational rather than a behaviorist model. Embracing RP is not a program, but a way of thinking, being and operating; it is not one more thing to do; it is about how you do what you currently do. It is a framework and philosophy. Educators do not DO RP, they become restorative; eventually they ARE restorative.

Restorative Practices has two aims: (1) to build high quality relationships and community and, (2) to repair those rela-tionships and community when harm has been done to them.

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Dyslexia: Practical Strategies and Activities for ALL Readers

10/05/20 at 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Join us in learning strategies that will help not only students diagnosed or showing risk factors of Dyslexia, but ALL readers. Participants will learn and experience practical, easy to implement activities to engage students. Specific focus will be on how gaps in phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, phonics hamper comprehension for all readers.

This session is approved for the annual mandated Dyslexia training for all teachers.

We need at least 10 participants to have the session.

Free for Teacher Academy and Teacher Academy Graduates.

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BEST 2.0: Student Engagement and Motivation

10/08/20 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Building Educational Support for Teaching
Missouri’s requirements for Beginning Teacher Assistance Programming (BTAP) have changed. UMKC Regional Professional Development has designed courses for beginning teachers needing the required curriculum. Participants whose building/district provides no training must attend all session topics to meet the new requirements; otherwise participants may select to attend sessions as needed.

Understands and teaches the central concepts, structures, and tools of inquiry of the discipline and makes learning experiences engaging for students

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Developing Quality Individualized Education Plans

10/14/20 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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Details Standards-Based IEPs

10/15/20 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

The Standards Based IEP Training will take participants through the steps involved in developing a process of planning that improves the development of the IEP and helps the IEP team participants see the importance of connecting instructional goals to the general curriculum and grade-level standards. Emphasis is placed on aligning IEP goals with the Missouri Learning Standards.
Participants will:

  • Understand the 7 Step Standards-Based IEP Process.
  • Develop awareness of the elements required to construct a present level using the Standards-Based IEP process.
  • Develop SMART Standards-Based IEP goals.

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

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Accommodations and Modifications

10/16/20 at 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

The Accommodation and Modifications workshop will assist teachers and administrators in identifying the process of adapting curriculum, instruction and assessment; identifying the similarities, differences and connections between adaptations of curriculum, assessment and instruction; and applying accommodations and modifications to curriculum, instruction and assessment practices to allow students with disabilities to access the general education curriculum and receive instruction in the general education environment to the extent determined appropriate by the IEP team

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Individual Education Plan File Review

10/27/20 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’s” of compliance paperwork requirements.

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Using Common Formative Assessments and Meaningful Feedback to Bridge the Gaps

11/03/20 at 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

This workshop is part of the Enhancing Your Engagement Seminar. Registering for this session gains you entrance to this 1-day session only. The session will take place virtually from 4:00 – 6:30 pm.

The workshop will focus on the instructional practices and techniques for writing and using common formative assessments to create visible learners. Teachers will learn and practice valuable techniques that they can use to expand and elevate their use of common formative assessments in order to improve student engagement, feedback and understanding. Various methods of formative assessment will be demonstrated, and digital materials and tools will be shared.

For more information, contact Kat Nicolaus: nicolausk@umkc.edu

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Quality Eligibility Determination for Students Suspected of an Academic Disability

11/10/20 at 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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

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Reaching and Teaching Students with Dyslexia Characteristics Level II

11/20/20 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

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

Let’s dig deeper into the needs of students who struggle with literacy! Why is reading and writing so difficult for these students? What makes the greatest impact after a student seems to know letters and sounds? A large portion of instructional time in this training will be hands-on strategy development of effective instruction for students who show common characteristics of at-risk readers and writers.

Participants will look closely at student needs related to decoding for reading and spelling but will dig deeper into understanding how the Simple View of Reading can make instructional decisions easier. This workshop moves beyond the foundation and into implementation for greater student success.

This training will include the following topics:

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

There must be at least 10 participants registered by to have this workshop.

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Reaching and Teaching Students with Dyslexia Characteristics Level III

12/14/20 at 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

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

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

This session will include the following topics:
• Vocabulary
• Morphology/Etymology
• Fluency
• Spelling/Writing
• Language Structures
• Comprehension

There must be at least 10 participants registered by to have this workshop.

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BEST 2.0-Law Presentation for Beginning Teachers

01/21/21 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Educated related law information for beginning teachers.

Guest Speaker: Steve Book, Council Representative
North Kansas City School District

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Reaching and Teaching Students with Dyslexia Characteristics I

01/25/21 at 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

*Reaching and Teaching Students with Characteristics of Dyslexia – Level 1: Phonological Awareness & Phonics Focus

Are any of your students showing characteristics (signs) of dyslexia? What are those signs? What are teaching methods you can use to address the needs of these struggling readers? This workshop will take a closer look into understanding, reaching, and teaching students with reading difficulties that may be characteristics of dyslexia. The challenges of dyslexia may seem daunting. Early identification of dyslexia helps students receive the assistance and resources they need to be successful.

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

There must be at least 10 participants registered by to have this workshop.

Register Now

 

 


 


Reaching and Teaching Students with Dyslexia Characteristics Level II

02/18/21 at 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

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

Let’s dig deeper into the needs of students who struggle with literacy! Why is reading and writing so difficult for these students? What makes the greatest impact after a student seems to know letters and sounds? A large portion of instructional time in this training will be hands-on strategy development of effective instruction for students who show common characteristics of at-risk readers and writers.

Participants will look closely at student needs related to decoding for reading and spelling but will dig deeper into understanding how the Simple View of Reading can make instructional decisions easier. This workshop moves beyond the foundation and into implementation for greater student success.

This training will include the following topics:
>> Simple View of Reading,
>> Going Deeper in Student Errors for Tier II,
>> Advanced Phonology,
>> Phonics and Orthographic Mapping for Decoding and Writing, and
>> Building Vocabulary.

There must be at least 10 participants registered by to have this workshop.

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BEST 2.0: Professional Communication

02/25/21 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Building Educational Support for Teaching
Missouri’s requirements for Beginning Teacher Assistance Programming (BTAP) have changed. UMKC Regional Professional Development has designed courses for beginning teachers needing the required curriculum. Participants whose building/district provides no training must attend all session topics to meet the new requirements; otherwise participants may select to attend sessions as needed.

Models effective verbal, nonverbal, and media communication with students and parents to foster active inquiry, collaboration and supportive interactions.

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Reaching and Teaching Students with Dyslexia Characteristics Level III

04/05/21 at 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

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

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

This session will include the following topics:
• Vocabulary
• Morphology/Etymology
• Fluency
• Spelling/Writing
• Language Structures
• Comprehension

There must be at least 10 participants registered by to have this workshop.

Register Now