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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KC EL Teacher Collaboration

05/11/20 at 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Join your peers for an afternoon of collaboration. Bring your problems and leave with solutions from your colleagues!

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EL Data-MELL Updates

05/11/20 at 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Title; Migrant English Language Learner updates. Summary: Cammy Goucher will be here to talk about data, ACCESS, MAP, EL indicators and to answer any other questions you may have.

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Career Education for Special Needs

05/18/20 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Restorative Practices Basic Training (2-Day Training)

06/01/20 - 06/02/20 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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Missouri Leadership Development System: Emerging 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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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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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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Missouri Leadership Development System: Emerging Year 2 (5 Meetings)

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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Missouri Leadership Development System: Developing Year 1 (5 Meetings)

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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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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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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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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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 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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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.

Register Now

 

 


 


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