MLDS: New Leaders Year I Cohort 21-22

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

The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is a continuum of learning and supports provided to school leaders from aspiring to retiring. In addition to content available for aspiring school leaders, five levels of support comprise MLDS: New Leaders Year I, New Leaders Year II, Sustaining Leadership Year III, Sustaining Leadership IV and Transformational Leadership V.

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

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Grandview School District Only--MTDS Emerging II (BTAP 2)

08/05/21 - 04/04/22 at 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

This program offers continued support for early career teachers, and to celebrate the completion of a successful first year of teaching, Emerging II begins with a statewide kick-off event featuring Mike Rutherford, author of The Artisan Teacher! Emerging II is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System (mo-mtds.net) and is open to any teacher who has completed a Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (year 1) in Missouri.

This opportunity provides:
•access to experts – State Kick-off event with Mike Rutherford, author of The Artisan Teacher
•on-demand learning, including Mike Rutherford’s MTDS series.
•consultant support
•networking with other teachers
•competency-based programming

Emerging II emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies
•Differentiates to Meet Unique Student Needs
Designs lesson variations to (a) content; (b) process; (c) product; and/or (d) environment based on *analysis of student needs.
•Plans Student Progress Monitoring
Plans formal and informal *assessment strategies and *documentation structures to check and record understanding of lesson targets during instruction.
•Works in a Community of Practice
Participates in a *community of practice to share evidence of effectiveness and progress towards curricular goals, plan curricular revisions, and discuss meeting student needs.

Please register by August 1. For questions, contact Kat at nicolausk@umkc.edu .

The fee is $225 per participant, or $175 per participant for member districts

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Beginning Teacher Assistance MENTORS

08/09/21 - 02/16/22 at 8:00 am - 2:30 pm


For Mentors of Beginning Teachers in the BTAP program only



The sessions will include a one-day mentor-only training in early August. Additionally, mentors will attend 2 other one-day sessions with their BTAP mentee. Goals of the sessions will include coaching & mentoring the new teacher on the topics of managing a classroom, building community, instructional design, and reflecting on practice.

Please contact Kat Nicolaus at nicolausk@umkc.edu with any questions.

All sessions are held at the KCRPDC, Kansas City Union Station, Suite 401

To register a teacher for BTAP, go to:
https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=11005&I=3743017

COST: Cost is included in the registration of the beginning teacher.

Please register by August 4, 2021

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Grandview School District Only--MTDS: Beginning Teacher Assistance MENTORS

08/10/21 - 11/09/21 at 9:00 am - 2:30 pm


For Mentors of Beginning Teachers in the BTAP program only



The sessions will include a one-day mentor-only training in early August. Additionally, mentors will attend 2 other one-day sessions with their BTAP mentee. Goals of the sessions will include coaching & mentoring the new teacher on the topics of managing a classroom, building community, instructional design, and reflecting on practice.

Please contact Kat Nicolaus at nicolausk@umkc.edu with any questions.

All sessions are held at the KCRPDC, Kansas City Union Station, Suite 401

To register a teacher for BTAP, go to:
https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=11005&I=3743017

COST: Cost is included in the registration of the beginning teacher.

Please register by August 4, 2021
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MTDS Developing Level II: Teacher Academy Graduates 2021-2022

08/11/21 - 04/27/22 at 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Teacher Academy Graduates is intended for teacher who have completed the Teacher Academy program and want to continue to build on that experience. This year-long cohort experience is designed to further develop the teacher’s deep pedagogical practices, and to build and practice the leadership skills that are part of being a true master teacher. Grads complete an action research project over the course of the year.

While an application is not necessary, completion of the Missouri Teacher Academy program is a prerequisite. A commitment form, signed by the building principal, is required and can be requested from Kat Nicolaus nicolausk@umkc.edu . Feel free to also contact Kat if you have any questions.

Participation requires 1 morning in early August, 4 release days spread across the school year for regional meetings, a one day fall statewide kickoff session held in September, and a one-day winter statewide meeting held in January. Statewide meetings are usually held at Lake of the Ozarks. State meetings are facilitated by John Antonetti, noted researcher and author. All participants receive a complimentary copy of his book, “Powerful Task Design.”

Tuition, transportation, food and substitutes will be the responsibility of the school or individual. Scholarships for all or a portion of the tuition are available until they run out, so apply early.

For more information see: tinyurl.com/TAG21FLYER

Please register by July 31, 2021.

Location: UMKC RPDC-Union Station

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MTDS Developing Level I: Teacher Academy 2021-2022

08/12/21 - 04/21/22 at 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

The Academy is a year-long cohort experience, providing an opportunity to network with teachers across our region and state. Work will focus on state approved competencies which include topics such as student engagement, instructional strategies, and reflection on practices – all aligned with the Missouri State Teacher Standards. Fellows will complete a personal project which involves action research.

Participation requires 1 full day in early August and 6 days spread across the school year for regional meetings, a one day fall statewide kickoff session held in September, and a one-day winter statewide meeting held in January. Statewide meetings are usually held at Lake of the Ozarks. State meetings are facilitated by John Antonetti, noted researcher and author. All participants receive a complimentary copy of his book, “17,000 Classroom Visits Can’t Be Wrong.”

Tuition, transportation, food and substitutes will be the responsibility of the school or individual. Scholarships for all or a portion of the tuition are available until they run out, so apply early.

The criteria for becoming a Teacher Academy Fellow include:
•A current classroom teacher with at least three years of classroom experience
•A teacher with demonstrated classroom effectiveness
•A teacher with a commitment to sustained professional growth

Teachers must complete the application process before registering for Teacher Academy. If you would like an application, please contact Kat Nicolaus at nicolausk@umkc.edu .
Teachers who have received notification that their application has been approved should register here.

For further information see: tinyurl.com/KCTA2021
You can find an application here: tinyurl.com/TAAPP22.
Applications are requested by July 31, 2021.

Location: RPDC, Union Station, KCMO

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MLDS: Missouri Leadership Academy 21-22

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

The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is a continuum of learning and supports provided to school leaders from aspiring to retiring. In addition to content available for aspiring school leaders, five levels of support comprise MLDS: New Leaders Year I, New Leaders Year II, Sustaining Leadership Year III, Sustaining Leadership IV and Transformational Leadership V.

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

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Special Education Compliance Bootcamp

09/02/21 at 9:00 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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Section 504: How to…From Beginning to End

09/08/21 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join special education attorney Betsey Helfrich, and Anne Bradley, former attorney at the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights to take a deep dive into Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. This in person seminar will use real case examples and scenarios to help the audience refine their practices regarding how to determine 504 eligibility, draft a compliant 504 plan, handle difficult discipline matters and more!

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Section 504: How to…From Beginning to End

09/09/21 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join special education attorney Betsey Helfrich, and Anne Bradley, former attorney at the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights to take a deep dive into Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. This in person seminar will use real case examples and scenarios to help the audience refine their practices regarding how to determine 504 eligibility, draft a compliant 504 plan, handle difficult discipline matters and more!

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New to MAP-A

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

The New to MAP-A Training is intended 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 blueprint and the grade level, and how to integrate Instructionally Relevant Testlets into the classroom instruction regularly. Additionally, participants will learn how to use Educator Portal and learn what equipment will be necessary for students to complete this assessment.

Participants will also become familiar with the compliance components related to the MAP-A.

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MAP-A for Experienced Test Administrators

09/16/21 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The MAP-A for Experienced Test Administrators Training is intended for Special Education personnel who have previously been trained to administer the MAP-A. This training will review choosing Essential Elements to assess student skills, review any changes made to the KITE Suite, and discuss important dates. Additionally, participants will review how to integrate instructionally relevant testlets into daily instruction. Participants will also become familiar with the compliance components related to the MAP-A.

The afternoon session is optional. Participants are encouraged to stay after the training to plan for instruction.

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Special Education New Teachers Academy

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

09/16: Special Education Process: As a result of this training, participants will have a basic understanding of special education laws that focus on the implementation of the special education process, which is the process used for referring students for evaluation, finding children eligible for services, establishing an Individualized Education Program for them, and continued review of services and progress of and for the child.

11/18: Writing Quality Individualized Education Plans (IEP): As a result of this training, participants will know the best practices in preparing for an IEP meeting, be able to write present level of academic achievement and functional performance, write SMART goals related to the students’ needs and understand all components of the IEP

01/18: Progress Monitoring and Data Collection: As a result of this training, participants will be able to understand progress monitoring, the purpose of data collection and how it impacts your instructional practices.

03/15: Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP): As a result of this training, participants will learn how to conduct formal and informal functional behavior assessments and translating the data to a behavior intervention plan.

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

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

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

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

Teachers, not programs, teach students to read.

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

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

Please register by August 1, 2021

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Grandview School District--MTDS Emerging I: Beginning Teacher Assistance Program

09/21/21 - 04/13/22 at 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

BTAP replaces the B.E.S.T. sessions previously offered. Grandview School District Only

This program is for the first-year teacher and their mentors. Please see separate registration for mentor registration and description. An Administrator is asked to attend, with the teacher, a one-day session on December 1, 2021 centered on school law, SPED, and ELL facilitated by specialists in those fields.

This program meets state BTAP certification requirements and emphasizes the Missouri DESE approved competencies.(mo-mtds.net)

Please contact Kat Nicolaus at nicolausk@umkc.edu with any questions.

All sessions are held at the KCRPDC, Kansas City Union Station, Suite 401

A separate registration is required for mentors.
LINK: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=11005&I=3743017

A separate registration is required for the District PDC session.
LINK: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=11005&I=3743139



COST: $225 per teacher participant. $175 per teacher participant.

Tuition, transportation, food and substitutes will be the responsibility of the school or individual.
Scholarships for all or a portion of the tuition are available until they run out, so apply early.

Note: Cost is per beginning teacher. There is not an additional charge for the mentors, administrators, or PD committee training.

For more information see: tinyurl.com/KCBTA

Please register by August 4, 2021

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MLDS: Sustaining Leadership III Cohort 21-22

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

The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is a continuum of learning and supports provided to school leaders from aspiring to retiring. In addition to content available for aspiring school leaders, five levels of support comprise MLDS: New Leaders Year I, New Leaders Year II, Sustaining Leadership Year III, Sustaining Leadership IV and Transformational Leadership V.

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

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New to MAP-A

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

The New to MAP-A Training is intended 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 blueprint and the grade level, and how to integrate Instructionally Relevant Testlets into the classroom instruction regularly. Additionally, participants will learn how to use Educator Portal and learn what equipment will be necessary for students to complete this assessment.

Participants will also become familiar with the compliance components related to the MAP-A.

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WIAT-4: Administration, Scoring and Interpretation -Virtual

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Teachers, not programs, teach students to read.

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

Please enroll by August 27, 2021.

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MTDS Emerging Level I: Beginning Teacher Assistance Program

09/29/21 - 02/16/22 at 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

BTAP replaces the B.E.S.T. sessions previously offered.
This program is for the first-year teacher and their mentors. Mentors receive mentor training, and work with the teachers in some sessions. An Administrator is asked to attend, with the teacher, a one day session centered on school law, SPED, and ELL facilitated by specialists in those fields.
This program meets state BTAP certification requirements and emphasizes the Missouri DESE approved competencies.
All sessions are held at the KCRPDC, Kansas City Union Station, Suite 401.
COST: $225 per teacher participant. $175 per teacher participant from KCRPDC member districts.
Tuition, transportation, food and substitutes will be the responsibility of the school or individual.
Note: Cost is for the beginning teacher. There is not an additional charge for the mentors, administrators, or PD committee training. Scholarships for all or a portion of the tuition are available until they run out, so apply early.
For more information see: tinyurl.com/BTAP2122
Please register by August 4, 2021

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District Professional Development Committee Training

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

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

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

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

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Special Education Process

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

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

Register Now

 

 


 


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

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

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

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

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

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

Teachers, not programs, teach students to read.

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

Please enroll by September 1st, 2021

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Other Health Impaired-In Depth Look into Quality Eligibility Determination- Kansas City Schools Register Here

10/05/21 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

In keeping with alignment of Federal Regulations, DESE has updated eligibility guidelines for three disability categories. These half day, virtual seminars will help teachers understand the rationale behind the changes, review what’s new in each area; provide examples, answer questions, and help Teachers, Process Coordinators, Administrators to craft compliant Evaluation Reports and IEP’s. You can sign up for one, two or all. You will need to register for each session separately.

Tuesday, October 5- 9:00-12:00 PM Other Health Impaired – In Depth Look into Quality Eligibility Determination Friday,
November 5-9:00-12:00 PM Specific Learning Disability- In Depth Look into Quality Eligibility Determination
Wednesday, December 8- 9:00-12:00 PM Intellectual Disability- In Depth Look into Quality Eligibility Determination

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MTDS Emerging II (BTAP 2)

10/07/21 - 04/06/22 at 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

This program offers continued support for early career teachers, and to celebrate the completion of a successful first year of teaching, Emerging II begins with a statewide kick-off event featuring Mike Rutherford, author of The Artisan Teacher! Emerging II is part of the Missouri Teacher Development System (mo-mtds.net) and is open to any teacher who has completed a Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (year 1) in Missouri.

This opportunity provides:
•access to experts – State Kick-off event with Mike Rutherford, author of The Artisan Teacher
•on-demand learning, including Mike Rutherford’s MTDS series.
•consultant support
•networking with other teachers
•competency-based programming

Emerging II emphasizes the following MTDS Competencies

•Differentiates to Meet Unique Student Needs
Designs lesson variations to (a) content; (b) process; (c) product; and/or (d) environment based on *analysis of student needs.

•Plans Student Progress Monitoring
Plans formal and informal *assessment strategies and *documentation structures to check and record understanding of lesson targets during instruction.

•Works in a Community of Practice
Participates in a *community of practice to share evidence of effectiveness and progress towards curricular goals, plan curricular revisions, and discuss meeting student needs.

Please register by August 1. For questions, contact Kat at nicolausk@umkc.edu .

The fee is $225 per participant, or $175 per participant for member districts.

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MLDS: New Leaders Year II Cohort 21-22

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

The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is a continuum of learning and supports provided to school leaders from aspiring to retiring. In addition to content available for aspiring school leaders, five levels of support comprise MLDS: New Leaders Year I, New Leaders Year II, Sustaining Leadership Year III, Sustaining Leadership IV and Transformational Leadership V.

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

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Developing Quality Individualized Education Plans

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

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

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Developing Standards-Based IEPs Linked to Missouri Learning Standards

10/14/21 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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

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LETRS; CLSD GRANT - Group 1

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

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

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LETRS; CLSD GRANT - Group 2

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

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

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LETRS; CLSD GRANT - Group 3

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

By Invitation Only.

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

Register now

 

 


 


MLDS: Sustaining Leadership IV 21-22

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

The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is a continuum of learning and supports provided to school leaders from aspiring to retiring. In addition to content available for aspiring school leaders, five levels of support comprise MLDS: New Leaders Year I, New Leaders Year II, Sustaining Leadership Year III, Sustaining Leadership IV and Transformational Leadership V.

Sustaining Leadership IV Cohort:

The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is a continuum of learning and supports provided to school leaders from aspiring to retiring. In addition to content available for aspiring school leaders, five levels of support comprise MLDS: New Leaders Year I, New Leaders Year II, Sustaining Leadership Year III, Sustaining Leadership IV and Transformational Leadership V. School leaders will want to invest in their own professional development by attending each level of training. The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) Sustaining Leadership IV Cohort provides principals training and support through research-based learning experiences, opportunities to develop formal and informal professional networks. MLDS Sustaining Leadership IV 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 Sustaining Leadership III is a pre-requisite for this course. If you are in your first years of school leadership and did not participate in New Leaders/Emerging or Sustaining Leadership III content, please contact the RPDC Leadership Development Specialist, Tamara Moore-Callahan at tymtc7@umkc.edu to discuss your best cohort placement.

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MLDS: Transformational Leadership V Cohort 21-22

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

The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is a continuum of learning and supports provided to school leaders from aspiring to retiring. In addition to content available for aspiring school leaders, five levels of support comprise MLDS: New Leaders Year I, New Leaders Year II, Sustaining Leadership Year III, Sustaining Leadership IV and Transformational Leadership V.

Transformational Leadership Cohort:

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

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

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

The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is a continuum of learning and supports provided to school leaders from aspiring to retiring. In addition to content available for aspiring school leaders, five levels of support comprise MLDS: New Leaders Year I, New Leaders Year II, Sustaining Leadership Year III, Sustaining Leadership IV and Transformational Leadership V.

Comprehensive Support and Improvement Schools:

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

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Standards-Based IEPs Linked to DLM Essential Elements

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

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

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Individual Education Plan File Review

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

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

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

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

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

11/05/21 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

In keeping with alignment of Federal Regulations, DESE has updated eligibility guidelines for three disability categories. These half day, virtual seminars will help teachers understand the rationale behind the changes, review what’s new in each area; provide examples, answer questions, and help Teachers, Process Coordinators, Administrators to craft compliant Evaluation Reports and IEP’s. You can sign up for one, two or all. You will need to register for each session separately.

Tuesday, October 5- 9:00-12:00 PM Other Health Impaired – In Depth Look into Quality Eligibility Determination Friday,
November 5-9:00-12:00 PM Specific Learning Disability- In Depth Look into Quality Eligibility Determination
Wednesday, December 8- 9:00-12:00 PM Intellectual Disability- In Depth Look into Quality Eligibility Determination

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Intellectual Disability - In Depth Look into Quality Eligibility Determination- Kansas City Schools Register Here

12/08/21 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

In keeping with alignment of Federal Regulations, DESE has updated eligibility guidelines for three disability categories. These half day, virtual seminars will help teachers understand the rationale behind the changes, review what’s new in each area; provide examples, answer questions, and help Teachers, Process Coordinators, Administrators to craft compliant Evaluation Reports and IEP’s. You can sign up for one, two or all. You will need to register for each session separately.

Tuesday, October 5- 9:00-12:00 PM Other Health Impaired – In Depth Look into Quality Eligibility Determination Friday,
November 5-9:00-12:00 PM Specific Learning Disability- In Depth Look into Quality Eligibility Determination
Wednesday, December 8- 9:00-12:00 PM Intellectual Disability- In Depth Look into Quality Eligibility Determination

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Part C-B Transition

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

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

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