Building the Beginning Reader’s Brain: What Educational Leaders Need to Know

02/19/20 at 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

HOST: Dee Larsen & Kathy McAlone, Zaner-Bloser (additional information)

Converging research from the fields of neuroscience and education has shown that beginning readers’ brains are different from those of a fluent reader. How do we tailor our approach for beginning readers today for success in grade 3 and beyond?

Join us for this special professional development event where you’ll hear about the necessary connection between the auditory and visual processing areas of the brain and how it is enhanced by specific types of instruction.

Explore the most compelling research in early literacy development that clearly shows that explicit instruction in grades K–2 is the KEY to closing the reading achievement gap!

RSVP by February 7, 2020! 

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Missouri Equity Lab

02/20/20 at 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

What are the Outcomes?

Participants of the Missouri Equity Lab will:

  • understand the new requirements under ESSA for calculating and reporting Disproportionate Rates of Access to inexperienced, out-of- field and ineffective teachers;
  • understand new requirements for reporting strategies to DESE on addressing disproportionate rates;
  • have a greater understanding of data at the state and local level that indicate areas of inequity;
  • explore multiple concepts related to the difference between an equal and an equitable education; and
  • develop actionable next steps to begin ensuring that each student in their district/school have access to excellent educators.

Why Should I Attend?
As implementation of ESSA begins, every district and school will need to know this information in order to be in compliance with the federal law. Make plans today to attend an Equity Lab in your region by contacting your location RPDC or regional service center.

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LETRS: A Proven Approach to Raising Reading Achievement

02/21/20 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 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.

Interested in learning more? Join us for a FREE overview of the program on Friday February 21, 2020 1:00pm – 2:30pm.

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BEST 2.0: Professional Communication - Building Educational Support for Teaching 

02/25/20 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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.

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Algebra I & II: Activities and Strategies for Teaching the Data and Statistical Analysis Standards

02/28/20 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

This workshop will focus on the Data and Statistical Analysis Missouri Learning Standards. Participants will experience and participate in a number of activities and lessons they can take back to their classrooms, as well as gain a greater understanding of the alignment of the standards across the grade levels.

Some of the topics include:

  • What are some fun, easy and interesting ways to gather data and then what do I do with it?
  • What is a valid sample and what isn’t, and how can I tell the difference?
  • How can I tell what the center is? How do I explain standard deviation?
  • Two-way tables – their joys and woes
  • Plots, charts, and tables – revealing the truth or promoting a lie?
  • Categorical vs Quantitiative and why I care.
  • Trend lines and other patterns in bivariate data.
  • How can technology help?
  • When does correlation prove causation?
  • The language of statistics.
  • Inexpensive, easy tools of the trade.

Lunch provided

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BECOMING AN ALLY Support for Gender Expansive Youth in the School Setting and Beyond

03/02/20 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This session is designed to assist school educators in their support of gender expansive youth (transgender, gender non-conforming, and gender fluid) and their families. It will focus on student support plans, current terminology, resources, violence and suicide prevention, and building resilience. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in dialogue around these important topics.

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Missouri Connections - Site Administrator/Staff Account Training

03/06/20 at 9:00 am - 11:30 am

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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Accommodations and Modifications

03/18/20 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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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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Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP) & Missouri Connections

03/27/20 at 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

This workshop will provide an overview of the Missouri Individual Career & Academic Plan (ICAP) now available as a part of Missouri Connections CIS360 just in time for the beginning of enrollment season.

This new feature includes a series of activities consisting of assessments, modules and components assigned by grade level beginning in the 8th grade and culminating in the 12th grade. As students’ complete ICAP activities in CIS360, these populate into an ICAP Print Report compliant with SB 638 requirements.

The morning session will be demonstration and hands-on training exploring the CIS360 online program. An optional afternoon work session will be open for attendees to continue to work/explore Missouri Connections on your own with Missouri Connections staff available to answer questions and provide user support of program components for Missouri Connections and CIS360.

9am – 11:45am main instructional session, 12:30 – 2:30pm optional work session.

Participants should bring a laptop without a firewall or a similar device.

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KC EL Teacher Collaboration

03/30/20 at 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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

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Targeted School Improvement Networking and Supports

04/01/20 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

By Invitation Only.
Learn and network with area schools identified as a Targeted School Improvement. Throughout the four sessions, you will learn from others, share what’s working in your school, and engage in targeted professional development from a variety of RPDC consultants with expertise in leadership, SPED, ELL, data analysis, as well as curriculum and instruction.

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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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Missouri Equity Lab

04/17/20 at 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

What are the Outcomes?

Participants of the Missouri Equity Lab will:

  • understand the new requirements under ESSA for calculating and reporting Disproportionate Rates of Access to inexperienced, out-of- field and ineffective teachers;
  • understand new requirements for reporting strategies to DESE on addressing disproportionate rates;
  • have a greater understanding of data at the state and local level that indicate areas of inequity;
  • explore multiple concepts related to the difference between an equal and an equitable education; and
  • develop actionable next steps to begin ensuring that each student in their district/school have access to excellent educators.

Why Should I Attend?
As implementation of ESSA begins, every district and school will need to know this information in order to be in compliance with the federal law. Make plans today to attend an Equity Lab in your region by contacting your location RPDC or regional service center.

Register Now

 

 


 


Transition Assessment

04/27/20 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

This workshop will highlight the DESE Transition Assessment Framework. Participants will learn the Six Phases of Transition Assessment.
This includes:

  1. Guiding Questions- these are the questions you will ask yourself about what you already know about the student and what you still need to learn.
  2. Assessment Plan-developing a plan that takes into consideration the critical response characteristics and needs of the student.
  3. Assessment Selection in this phase, you will focus on the skills you need to assess and the methods/strategies for assessing these skills.
  4. Using Data-relates to how you and the students will actually use the data and communicate with family and others.
  5. Measurable Post-Secondary Goals are based on transition assessments. They help students define/refine career and life goals.
  6. Annual Goal-what skills and knowledge does the student need to meet their goals as identified by state standards and help the student progress toward achievement of their postsecondary goals?

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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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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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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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Crisis Prevention Institute Training-Initial Certification

07/13/20 at 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

This is the initial course for certification for Crisis Prevention Institute Training. This course is for staff who are looking for first time certification.

The cornerstone of CPI is the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® program. Considered the global standard for crisis prevention and intervention training, its proven strategies give you the skills and confidence to safely and effectively respond to anxious, hostile, or violent behavior while balancing the responsibilities of care.

All school personnel involved in physical restraint must be trained annually on the use of seclusion, isolation, & restraint AND school personnel who utilize these skills must receive annual training on de-escalation techniques and the use of appropriate physical restraint and professionally accepted practices in physical management and appropriate use of isolation and seclusion. This training can only be done by personnel trained in the proper use of these techniques.

Initial Course: July 13th, July 14th, September 15th and September 16th (Choose only one date)

Clothing: WEAR COMFORTABLE CLOTHES WITH TENNIS SHOES

Cost:
RPDC Members- $150.00 per person (price includes CPI Workbook, parking pass and CPI certificate)

Non Members- $175.00 per person (price includes CPI Workbook, parking pass and CPI certificate)

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Crisis Prevention Institute Training-Initial Certification

07/14/20 at 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

This is the initial course for certification for Crisis Prevention Institute Training. This course is for staff who are looking for first time certification.

The cornerstone of CPI is the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® program. Considered the global standard for crisis prevention and intervention training, its proven strategies give you the skills and confidence to safely and effectively respond to anxious, hostile, or violent behavior while balancing the responsibilities of care.

All school personnel involved in physical restraint must be trained annually on the use of seclusion, isolation, & restraint AND school personnel who utilize these skills must receive annual training on de-escalation techniques and the use of appropriate physical restraint and professionally accepted practices in physical management and appropriate use of isolation and seclusion. This training can only be done by personnel trained in the proper use of these techniques.

Initial Course: July 13th, July 14th, September 15th and September 16th (Choose only one date)

Clothing: WEAR COMFORTABLE CLOTHES WITH TENNIS SHOES

Cost:
RPDC Members- $150.00 per person (price includes CPI Workbook, parking pass and CPI certificate)

Non Members- $175.00 per person (price includes CPI Workbook, parking pass and CPI certificate)

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Crisis Prevention Institute Training-Refresher

07/16/20 at 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

This is the refresher course for re-certification for Crisis Prevention Institute Training. This course is required every 2 years to continue to meet CPI certification. The cornerstone of CPI is the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® program. Considered the global standard for crisis prevention and intervention training, its proven strategies give you the skills and confidence to safely and effectively respond to anxious, hostile, or violent behavior while balancing the responsibilities of care.

All school personnel involved in physical restraint must be trained annually on the use of seclusion, isolation, & restraint AND school personnel who utilize these skills must receive annual training on de-escalation techniques and the use of appropriate physical restraint and professionally accepted practices in physical management and appropriate use of isolation and seclusion. This training can only be done by personnel trained in the proper use of these techniques.

Clothing: WEAR COMFORTABLE CLOTHES WITH TENNIS SHOE

Refresher Course: July 16th OR September 17th (choose only one date)

Cost:
RPDC Members- $100.00 per person (price includes CPI Workbook, parking pass and CPI certificate)
Non Members- $125.00 per person (price includes CPI Workbook, parking pass and CPI certificate)

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Crisis Prevention Institute Training-Refresher

07/17/20 at 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

This is the refresher course for re-certification for Crisis Prevention Institute Training. This course is required every 2 years to continue to meet CPI certification. The cornerstone of CPI is the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® program. Considered the global standard for crisis prevention and intervention training, its proven strategies give you the skills and confidence to safely and effectively respond to anxious, hostile, or violent behavior while balancing the responsibilities of care.

All school personnel involved in physical restraint must be trained annually on the use of seclusion, isolation, & restraint AND school personnel who utilize these skills must receive annual training on de-escalation techniques and the use of appropriate physical restraint and professionally accepted practices in physical management and appropriate use of isolation and seclusion. This training can only be done by personnel trained in the proper use of these techniques.

Clothing: WEAR COMFORTABLE CLOTHES WITH TENNIS SHOE

Refresher Course: July 16th OR September 17th (choose only one date)

Cost:
RPDC Members- $100.00 per person (price includes CPI Workbook, parking pass and CPI certificate)
Non Members- $125.00 per person (price includes CPI Workbook, parking pass and CPI certificate)

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Crisis Prevention Institute Training-Initial Certification

09/15/20 at 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

This is the initial course for certification for Crisis Prevention Institute Training. This course is for staff who are looking for first time certification.

The cornerstone of CPI is the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® program. Considered the global standard for crisis prevention and intervention training, its proven strategies give you the skills and confidence to safely and effectively respond to anxious, hostile, or violent behavior while balancing the responsibilities of care.

All school personnel involved in physical restraint must be trained annually on the use of seclusion, isolation, & restraint AND school personnel who utilize these skills must receive annual training on de-escalation techniques and the use of appropriate physical restraint and professionally accepted practices in physical management and appropriate use of isolation and seclusion. This training can only be done by personnel trained in the proper use of these techniques.

Initial Course: July 13th, July 14th, September 15th and September 16th (Choose only one date)

Clothing: WEAR COMFORTABLE CLOTHES WITH TENNIS SHOES

Cost:
RPDC Members- $150.00 per person (price includes CPI Workbook, parking pass and CPI certificate)

Non Members- $175.00 per person (price includes CPI Workbook, parking pass and CPI certificate)

Register Now

 

 


 


Crisis Prevention Institute Training-Initial Certification

09/16/20 at 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

This is the initial course for certification for Crisis Prevention Institute Training. This course is for staff who are looking for first time certification.

The cornerstone of CPI is the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® program. Considered the global standard for crisis prevention and intervention training, its proven strategies give you the skills and confidence to safely and effectively respond to anxious, hostile, or violent behavior while balancing the responsibilities of care.

All school personnel involved in physical restraint must be trained annually on the use of seclusion, isolation, & restraint AND school personnel who utilize these skills must receive annual training on de-escalation techniques and the use of appropriate physical restraint and professionally accepted practices in physical management and appropriate use of isolation and seclusion. This training can only be done by personnel trained in the proper use of these techniques.

Initial Course: July 13th, July 14th, September 15th and September 16th (Choose only one date)

Clothing: WEAR COMFORTABLE CLOTHES WITH TENNIS SHOES

Cost:
RPDC Members- $150.00 per person (price includes CPI Workbook, parking pass and CPI certificate)

Non Members- $175.00 per person (price includes CPI Workbook, parking pass and CPI certificate)

Register Now