Creating High Quality Assessments

07/24/19 at 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

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

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

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

Objectives:

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

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Administrator Book Study -The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools (8 Meetings - Starts 8/21/19*)

08/21/19 - 12/18/19 at 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

When you become a Multiplier, your whole team succeeds!

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

•Attract top teachers to your school
•Create an intense environment that demands people’s best thinking
•Drive sound decisions by constructing debate and decision-making forums
•Give your team a sense of ownership for responsibilities and results

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

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Paraeducator Training-P.M.

08/22/19 at 12:30 am - 3:30 am

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

A variety of topics will be addressed, including:

  • Legal and Ethical Responsibilities
  • Confidentiality Do’s and Don’ts
  • Disability Categories
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Understanding the Differences between Accommodations and Modifications
  • Working Effectively with Students
  • Ways to Work Effectively with Students During Instruction
  • Effective Classroom and Behavior Management Tips and Tools

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Paraeducator Training-A.M.

08/22/19 at 8:30 am - 11:30 am

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

A variety of topics will be addressed, including:

  • Legal and Ethical Responsibilities
  • Confidentiality Do’s and Don’ts
  • Disability Categories
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Understanding the Differences between Accommodations and Modifications
  • Working Effectively with Students
  • Ways to Work Effectively with Students During Instruction
  • Effective Classroom and Behavior Management Tips and Tools

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Special Education Compliance Bootcamp

08/27/19 at 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

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Special Education New Teachers Academy (4 Meetings*)

08/28/19 at 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

*There are 4 Meetings as follows:

 

August 28 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.:

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

October 23 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.:

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

January 22 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.:

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

April 1 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.:

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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KCRPDC New Speech Eligibility and Speech Implementer

09/06/19 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Please NO Walk-Ins without prior on-line registration.

The State Board of Education has approved changes proposed by DESE to the Missouri State Plan for Part B, Regulations Implementing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Beth McKerlie and Pat Johnson, experts within the field of speech and language, will discuss modifications to the 4 parts of the speech and language eligibility criteria and changes to updating and training speech implementers.

Lunch will be provided


Dyslexia Overview

09/09/19 at 9:00 am - 11:00 am

• Participant will discuss the definition and myths of Dyslexia along with possible characteristics. Participants will leave with a handful of possible supports and interventions for all struggling readers.

• The session will meet the 2 hour Dyslexia professional development mandate.

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Developing Quailty Individualized Education Plans

09/11/19 at 8:30 am - 3:30 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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Missouri Leadership Development System: Emerging Year 2 (4 Dates**)

09/12/19 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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Standards-Based IEPs

09/13/19 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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Systemic Approach to Career-Life Preparedness

09/16/19 at 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Schools are considered the institution where young adults prepare themselves for their future. But how many students actually leave high school with a concrete plan or direction after graduation? This training will ask you to consider difficult questions as we answer “Why Career Development?”� Take a moment and answer these questions – How would my school define – Success Ready Student? Where do we systemically support Career Development in our curriculum? Do we believe all students should have a future plan? Participants will be asked to reflect on current practices, weigh the progress, and establish action steps to reach the desired goals they have for their school community. We will discuss a progression sequence when using worksheets, activities, and assessments within Missouri Connections and introduce the Middle and High School Frameworks to support career development grades 5-12.

Participants should bring a laptop or similar device.

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Missouri Connections for Educators

09/16/19 at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

With greater emphasis being placed on schools to graduate “success ready” students, the time has come for all educators to take on the responsibility of guiding students through career planning. It is imperative that Teachers as well as School Counselors have a working knowledge of the resources available through Missouri Connections and the Individual Career Academic Plan (ICAP). Consider for a moment, how important it is for you as an educator to know a students’ interests, or likes/dislikes. Would this information help you design a lesson to reach a student? This interactive workshop will provide hands-on activities using Missouri Connections to demonstrate the resources School Counselors and Teachers can use to support career planning with their students. Participants will learn why Missouri Connections is a valuable tool for your students, while also providing a teaching resource to enrich a class lesson. Participants will have the opportunity to explore Missouri Connections; learning how easy one can navigate through the program. During the workshop, participants will be introduced to two assessments, explore several career pathways, and see the how assessment results contribute to a student’s ICAP.

Participants should bring a laptop or similar device.

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Culture and Communication! MLDS: Developing Year 1

09/17/19 at 8:30 am - 2:00 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. 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:

  • A continuum of training and support through research based learning experiences that can be completed as a series or individually selected
  • Opportunities to develop formal and informal professional networks

Developing Year 1 Regional Meeting 1 focuses on Culture and Communication. Participants will:

  • Explore extraordinary constituent groups
  • Learn best practices for communicating through print, visuals and social media
  • Develop skills for consensus decision making

It is recommended that school leaders invest in their own professional development by attending all four Developing Year 1 trainings: Culture and Communication; Managing Change and Developing Habits; Next Level Coaching; and Hiring and Retaining Quality Staff. Sign up for each individually.

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SW-PBS Tier 1 -Regional Emerging Advanced Phase Training (5 Dates**)

09/18/19 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

By Invitation Only
Regional Preparation Phase

Regional Emerging Advance Phase

Missouri School-wide Positive Behavior Support (MO SW-PBS) will host workshops and facilitate site visits for school teams entering their second full year of SW-PBS implementation. The training series will help school teams strengthen essential components and effective classroom practices as they prepare for training at the advanced tiers. For current SW-PBS Emerging Advanced/Sustaining Phase schools only.

Outcomes: By the end of these sessions participants will be able to “�½.

  • Utilize the Science of Behavior when identifying the function of behaviors.
  • Assess and refine SW-PBS Tier 1 implementation using data.
  • Revise and continually strengthen existing systems.
  • Incorporate task difficulty strategies to increase student time on task.
  • Identify and measure Tier 2 readiness requirements.
  • Cite evidence of effective classroom practices implementation.
  • Deepen understanding and refine processes in order to sustain the systems of SW-PBS.

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SW-PBS Tier 1 -Regional Emerging Phase Training (4 Sessions starts 9/18/19*)

09/18/19 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

By Invitation Only

Regional Emerging Phase

Missouri Schoolwide Positive Behavior Supports (MO SW-PBS) will host a series of workshops designed for Emerging/Implementation Phase school teams. Content will emphasize deeper understanding and implementation of the Essential Components of SW-PBS, implementation of effective classroom practices, and the use of data for quality decision-making. For current SW-PBS Emerging/Implementation Phase schools only.

  • Apply the Science of Behavior to essential SW-PBS concepts.
  • Develop a plan for successful implementation with staff, students and families.
  • Increase student time on task through the use of active supervision.
  • Increase student engagement through increased opportunities to respond.
  • Selectively use activity sequencing and choice to maintain student engagement.
  • Use informal teaching strategies that incorporate monitoring, pre-correction, and re-teaching.
  • Monitor staff’s use of encouragement strategies with students.
  • Develop an annual plan for the ongoing teaching of expectations.

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Missouri Connections for School Counselors - Beginning/Introductory

09/24/19 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The introductory training session is designed to support Missouri Connection beginners and users with limited experience. This session will focus on an overview of Missouri Connections, with emphasis on account types, login process, creating and managing of a portfolio, assessments, personal learning plan, tools for Counselors and Teachers, and the Implementation Framework. Participants will have the opportunity to actively engage in Missouri Connections, working through each aspect of the training.

Participants should bring a laptop or similar device.

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Understanding Your Influence! MLDS: Developing Year 2

09/26/19 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:
•A continuum of training and support through research based learning experiences that can be completed as a series or individually selected
•Opportunities to develop formal and informal professional networks

Developing Year 2 Regional Meeting 1 focuses on Understanding Your Influence. Participants will:

  • Explore the principles of personal influence
  • Understand their personal leadership style
  • Apply their leadership style to meet the needs of employees
  • Discuss a school’s cultural network

It is recommended that school leaders invest in their own professional development by attending all four Developing Year 2 trainings: Understanding Your Influence; Excellence in Instructional Leadership; Teaching Studies; and Keys to Continued Professional Growth. Sign up for each individually.

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Kansas City Compliance Network: 1st and 2nd Year Special Education Directors

09/27/19 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Kansas City RPDC and Northwest RPDC Centers are sponsoring this four-day network. Two sessions will be held in St. Joseph and two sessions will be held in Kansas City. 

Join us quarterly for a more in-depth look on topics that impact New Special Education Directors. Time will be allowed for collaborating and problem solving on issues of concern.

  • Understanding the Standards and Indicators Manual/Understanding Your district’s Special Education Profile
  • Eligibility Determination with Emphasis on OHI/ Writing Compliant Evaluation Reports
  • Tiered Monitoring/File Reviews/Timelines
  • Hot Topics, End of the Year Deadlines, Data-driven decision making
  • Additional topics of interest

Sept. 27 – St. Joseph
Dec. 9 – Kansas City
Feb. 26 – Kansas City
Apr. 2 – St. Joseph

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Mathematics District Networking

10/01/19 at 8:30 am - 11:30 am

These sessions are intended to keep area mathematics personnel informed of any changes within the Missouri Learning Expectations, the most current assessment updates from DESE as well as hot topics in mathematics. Throughout the year, we will look at the most current DESE documents for mathematics, including the Expanded Expectations, Performance Level Descriptors, and the Test Item Specifications.

1. October 1, 2019   8:30am-11:30am
2. November 21, 2019   12:30pm-3:30pm
3. January 30, 2020     8:30am-11:30am
4. March 12, 220    12:30pm-3:30pm

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English Language Arts District Networking

10/01/19 at 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

These sessions will keep you informed of the changes within the Missouri Learning Expectations and current hot topics in English Language Arts.

1. October 1, 2019   12:30am – 3:30pm
2. November 21, 2019   8:30am –11:30am
3. January 30, 2020   12:30am – 3:30 pm
4. March 12, 2020   8:30am –11:30am

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Kansas City Master Teacher Academy 2019-20

10/04/19 at 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

If you have questions about the KCMTA, please inquire with Heidi Newlon.*
Application materials must be received electronically by noon on May 30, 2019. 

The Master Teacher Academy is extraordinary, intensive professional learning for select area teachers. This yearlong learning cohort-driven experience is designed to develop the deep pedagogical practice, content knowledge, and leadership skills that are the signature of a master teacher.

The Kansas City Master Teacher Academy will provide participants with a variety of rich experiences aligned with the Missouri Educator Standards. The Academy utilizes an action-research-based curriculum, monitoring student growth and analyzing the effectiveness of instructional methods/strategies. The Academy will utilize research-based materials as well as the expert knowledge of the cohort, providing opportunities for participants to develop not only their knowledge and expertise, but their abilities to communicate this information as professional learning leaders. For more information about the Statewide Teacher Academy, go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDCKLJ2fOvU

Participation requires attendance at a Statewide Kickoff Event, September 26, 2016, and monthly release days for full-day professional learning sessions held at the RPDC. Texts and some materials essential to the work will be provided, and lunch will be provided for participants at each session.

Tuition for the Academy is $499.00/annually for participants from non-member districts or $299.00/annually for members, due after acceptance. Fees and associated costs for tuition, transportation, and substitute teacher(s) are the responsibility of the school or individual.

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Dyslexia? I'm Secondary, What Does This Mean for Me?

10/07/19 at 8:30 am - 11:00 am

This session will be tailored for secondary teachers, administrators, coaches, instructional coaches, reading and curriculum specialists. We will focus on debunking myths, looking at common characteristics of Dyslexia, the components of reading development. Possible supports and interventions will also be considered to improve reading for struggling readers.

This session will count for the 2 hour professional development mandate.

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Dyslexia Overview - Elementary

10/07/19 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This session will be tailored for elementary teachers, administrators, coaches, instructional coaches, reading and curriculum specialists. We will focus on debunking myths, looking at common characteristics of Dyslexia, the components of reading development. Possible supports and interventions will also be considered to improve reading for struggling readers.

This session will count for the 2 hour professional development mandate.

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Media Center Specialists/Librarian Updates and Information

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

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

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Missouri Post-Secondary Success (MPSS)

10/14/19 at 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Do your students have difficulty expressing themselves in situations like asking for help when they don’t understand; sharing their opinions during group work; or standing up to their peers? Do your students react in an aggressive way by acting dominant or demanding instead of staying respectful? Assertiveness instruction can help your students recognize when situations require assertiveness (and when they don’t) and enhance their capacity to be assertive (express their own thoughts, wants, and needs while respecting others) when appropriate.

Missouri Post-Secondary Success (MPSS) is offering a professional development opportunity sponsored by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. MO PSS equips educators with strategies for systematically incorporating intrapersonal and interpersonal competencies into daily course content. In this way, educators support students to become career-equipped, lifelong learners who are socially and emotionally engaged.

Intended Audience: This is for any teacher or administrator K-12. This involves both general education teachers and sped teachers.

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Trauma and Acting Out

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

This one-day training explores the impact of trauma on student behavior in schools. It is designed for individuals to develop an understanding of the many different aspects of behavior and how traumatic events influence behavior.

We will further examine the seven stages of the Acting Out Cycle based on Goeff Colvin’s work. This training will review each of the seven stages including identifying triggers at each stage, strategies for de-escalation at each stage and environmental factors that contribute to acting out.

By the end of the session participant’s will be able to identify:

  • How trauma influences behavior
  • How to intervene early when behaviors are escalating
  • Identify how to manipulate environmental factors to de-escalate behavior

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Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP) "How to Make It Your Own"

10/24/19 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

As greater emphasis is placed on schools implementing career development programs, and students exploring options for post-graduation, it is increasingly important for students to start their course planning before entering high school. The Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP) serves as a roadmap for students that can be monitored by schools and parents. The ICAP builds a students’ portfolio; reflecting their achievements, goals, and preparations for their chosen path following graduation.

In this training, participants will begin the process of creating a functional ICAP, investigate methods to promote the ICAP, and understand the value of the “students’ journey” in graduating a Success Ready Student. We will introduce you to the ICAP training resource created by DESE that answers the “what”; while we continue to investigate the “why and how” that will prepare you to develop an ICAP that aligns with your school districts objectives. We will provide instruction and examples on how to modify the ICAP template, and discuss strategies to engage your faculty in the process.

Participants should bring a laptop or similar device.

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Quality Eligibilty Determination for Students Suspected of an Academic Disability

11/04/19 at 8:00 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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Missouri Connections - Site Administrator/Staff Account Training

11/12/19 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Site Administrators and Staff Account holders are essential to the effective use of Missouri Connections. Administrative tools enable you to manage student portfolios, access login information, reset passwords, create groups and generate reports/maintain data on assessments results, career plans, resume creation, occupational and educational sorts.
Staff designated as site administrators have the access to customize the course planner, create/assign checklists and edit graduation requirements in the Personal Learning Plan.

Outcomes:

  • Access user, staff and administrator accounts
  • Create user portfolios and manage account settings
  • Create site, group and individual reports for assessment results and usage

Participants must bring a laptop or similar device.

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Excellence in Instructional Leadership! MLDS: Developing Year 2

11/14/19 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Description, including WHY/importance of the content, objectives and/or outcomes: Offered previously, please duplicate (if applicable): 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:

  • A continuum of training and support through research based learning experiences that can be completed as a series or individually selected
  • Opportunities to develop formal and informal professional networks

Developing Year 2 Regional Meeting 2 focuses on Excellence in Instructional Leadership. Participants will:

  • Develop a common professional language
  • Explore key lesson planning; a strategy for improving lessons before they exist
  • Prepare for ongoing effective instructional leadership

It is recommended that school leaders invest in their own professional development by attending all four Developing Year 2 trainings: Understanding Your Influence; Excellence in Instructional Leadership; Teaching Studies; and Keys to Continued Professional Growth. Sign up for each individually.

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Dyslexia- Next Steps

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

This session will explore the analysis of diagnostic reading assessments and the assessment research. The afternoon will focus on instructional strategies and activities in the areas of Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Morphology and Orthography. These instructional strategies are practical tools to help all struggling readers.

This session will count for the 2 hour professional development mandate.

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Next Level Coaching! MLDS: Developing Year 1

12/03/19 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:

  • A continuum of training and support through research based learning experiences that can be completed as a series or individually selected
  • Opportunities to develop formal and informal professional networks

Developing Year 1 Coaching Lab 1 focuses on Next Level Coaching. Participants will:

  • Review and Practice 30 Second Feedback and Craft Conversations
  • Learn and practice Next Level Coaching; a technique for helping teachers achieve their potential

It is recommended that school leaders invest in their own professional development by attending all four Developing Year 1 trainings: Culture and Communication; Managing Change and Developing Habits; Next Level Coaching; and Hiring and Retaining Quality Staff. Sign up for each individually.

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Progress Monitoring

12/13/19 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

In this session we will find a key way to see the impact of instruction through monitoring student progress and collecting data. 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, use a variety of data collection tools and schedules to evaluate data.

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Teaching Studies! MLDS: Developing Year 2

01/16/20 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 2 provides principals:

  • A continuum of training and support through research based learning experiences that can be completed as a series or individually selected
  • Opportunities to develop formal and informal professional networks

Developing Year 2 Coaching Lab 1 focuses on Teaching Studies. Participants will:

  • Review 30 Second Feedback, Craft Conversations and Next Level Coaching
  • Learn and practice the Teaching Studies Protocol; a small group facilitate “teacher observing teacher” experience

It is recommended that school leaders invest in their own professional development by attending all four Developing Year 2 trainings: Understanding Your Influence; Excellence in Instructional Leadership; Teaching Studies; and Keys to Continued Professional Growth. Sign up for each individually.

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Hiring and Retaining Quality Staff MLDS: Developing Year 1

02/04/20 at 8:30 am - 2:30 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:

  • A continuum of training and support through research based learning experiences that can be completed as a series or individually selected
  • Opportunities to develop formal and informal professional networks

Developing Year 1 Regional Meeting 3 focuses on Hiring and Retaining Quality Staff. Participants will:

  • Discuss the elements of teaching quality
  • Explore the foundations of interpersonal relationships
  • Learn how to attract and retain teaching talent
  • Plan for orientation and onboarding of new staff

It is recommended that school leaders invest in their own professional development by attending all four Developing Year 1 trainings: Culture and Communication; Managing Change and Developing Habits; Next Level Coaching; and Hiring and Retaining Quality Staff. Sign up for each individually.

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Trauma and Acting Out

02/11/20 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

This one-day training explores the impact of trauma on student behavior in schools. It is designed for individuals to develop an understanding of the many different aspects of behavior and how traumatic events influence behavior.

We will further examine the seven stages of the Acting Out Cycle based on Goeff Colvin’s work. This training will review each of the seven stages including identifying triggers at each stage, strategies for de-escalation at each stage and environmental factors that contribute to acting out.

By the end of the session participant’s will be able to identify:

  • How trauma influences behavior
  • How to intervene early when behaviors are escalating
  • Identify how to manipulate environmental factors to de-escalate behavior

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Keys to Continued Professional Growth! MLDS: Developing Year 2

03/26/20 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:

  • A continuum of training and support through research based learning experiences that can be completed as a series or individually selected
  • Opportunities to develop formal and informal professional networks

Developing Year 2 Regional Meeting 3 focuses on Keys to Continued Professional Growth. Participants will:

  • Explore the principles of effective leadership transition
  • Discuss effective public speaking and presenting
  • Learn the value of interviewing for the job you have

It is recommended that school leaders invest in their own professional development by attending all four Developing Year 2 trainings: Understanding Your Influence; Excellence in Instructional Leadership; Teaching Studies; and Keys to Continued Professional Growth. Sign up for each individually.

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Part C-B Transition

04/07/20 at 9:00 am - 2:00 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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Networking and Reflection! MLDS: Developing Year 1

05/05/20 at 8:30 am - 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. 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:

  • A continuum of training and support through research based learning experiences that can be completed as a series or individually selected
  • Opportunities to develop formal and informal professional networks
    Developing Year 1 Regional Meeting 4 focuses on Networking and Reflection. Participants will:
  • Strengthen their professional network
  • Reflect on successes and challenges of the school year
  • Plan for future success

It is recommended that school leaders invest in their own professional development by attending all four Developing Year 1 trainings: Culture and Communication; Managing Change and Developing Habits; Next Level Coaching; and Hiring and Retaining Quality Staff. Sign up for each individually.

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