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

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

When you become a Multiplier, your whole team succeeds!

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

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

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

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

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

By Invitation Only

Regional Emerging Phase

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

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

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Tier 1 Foundations

09/24/19 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

This one-day training is designed for new staff members within a building that is currently implementing Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support (SW-PBS). The morning will focus on a basic understanding of school-wide positive behavior supports, in which, participants will examine the following key components; setting classrooms expectations, establishing procedures and routines, understanding majors and minors and teaching socially appropriate social skills based on the school-wide matrix. The afternoon portion will focus on the eight Effective Teaching and Learning Practices.

Outcomes: By the end of the day, participants will have a basic understanding of Schoolwide Positive Behavior Supports and how to implement it with fidelity within the classroom.

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Targeted School Improvement Networking and Supports (4 Sessions)

09/25/19 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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SW-PBS Tier 1 -Regional Emerging Advanced Phase Training (5 Dates**)

09/26/19 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

By Invitation Only
Regional Preparation Phase

Regional Emerging Advance Phase

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

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

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

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Understanding Your Influence! MLDS: Developing Year 2

09/26/19 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is a continuum of learning and supports provided to school leaders from aspiring to retiring. In addition to content available for aspiring school leaders, five levels of support comprise MLDS: Emerging Year 1, Emerging Year 2, Developing Year 1, Developing Year 2 and Transformational Leadership. School leaders will want to invest in their own professional development by attending each level of training.

The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) Developing Year 2 provides principals:
•A continuum of training and support through research based learning experiences that can be completed as a series or individually selected
•Opportunities to develop formal and informal professional networks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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EL Book Study: Preparing English Learners for College and Career (*8 Sessions)

09/30/19 at 8:30 am - 10:00 am

The size and the complexity of the population of English Learners have increased and the willingness to participate in society has changed due to our current demographics. I want to welcome you to join me on this journey to open your mind to new views on how to help our English Learners by reading this book and become more knowledgeable on this subject. It’s going to help us realize the rigorous language and content development frameworks that we implement in our schools, we will learn social emotional learning opportunities for our students and teach us how to engage with the community to create partnerships to amplify students’ academic and career opportunities.

There is a cost of $75 dollars that will cover the book. You will need to sign up by Friday September 13th.  Space is limited please register at your best convenience.

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NEW: MAP-A Training (ELA, Math, Science)

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

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

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Mathematics District Networking

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

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

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

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English Language Arts District Networking

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

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

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

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Kansas City Master Teacher Academy 2019-20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Dyslexia Overview - Elementary

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

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

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

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Missouri Connections for School Counselors - Beginning/Introductory

10/08/19 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Participants should bring a laptop or similar device.

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Media Center Specialists/Librarian Updates and Information

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

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

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Missouri Post-Secondary Success (MPSS)

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

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

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

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

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BEST 2.0: Student Engagement and Motivation - Building Educational Support for Teaching

10/15/19 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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SW-PBS Early Childhood Networking Session

10/21/19 at 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Early Childhood Teams in the Kansas City region will actively network, share best practices, Be inspired by stories from regional Early Childhood colleagues, and examine the status of implementation. Borrow and share ideas to keep SW-PBS alive and active in your school! Leave inspired and with new Early Childhood network connections!

Outcomes:

  • By the end of this session participants will be able to
  • Strengthen current SW-PBS implementation efforts using ideas from other building
  • Develop a plan for SW-PBS implementation for the remainder academic year
  • Build a professional learning network

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DESE's K-12 Missouri State Literacy Plan Informational Workshop

10/22/19 at 8:30 am - 11:30 am

In Missouri, local school boards make curriculum decisions tailored to the needs of their students and communities. The state literacy plan is not a mandated document for districts but rather a collection of resources, ideas and themes that might be considered in building a local, comprehensive literacy plan.

The K-12 Missouri State Literacy Plan is an evidence-based resource for administrators and teachers with useful information for parents and caregivers all along the K-12 continuum. It provides information on integrating literacy instruction with the state standards and current knowledge about literacy development. It offers ideas and links to resources to promote literacy, provides clear guidance on the components of a comprehensive literacy system, incorporates evidence-based practices necessary to achieve long-term success for students and guides districts in developing a comprehensive literacy plan. This interactive half-day workshop will provide participants a blueprint with the essential components of an effective district/building literacy plan for improving student literacy.

Participants will have time to reflect using the “What’s Your Status?” questions either as starting points for developing a new local literacy plan or evaluating a current plan. Time for questions/answers and sharing of resources will be a priority.

Participants are encouraged to bring their copy of the K-12 Missouri State Literacy Plan available 8/1/19, on the – DESE English language arts web page 

Using the K-12 Missouri State Literacy Plan as a guide, it is the hope that individual school districts will design their own literacy plan to meet the needs of their students.

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Weschler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fifth Edition (WISC-V) Adminstration, Scoring and Interpretation (2 Day Workshop)

10/29/19 - 10/30/19 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

This two-day workshop will focus on administration, scoring, and interpretation of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fifth Edition (WISC-V). The presenter will describe standardized administration of the subtests, and provide participants with opportunities to practice administration. The presenter will discuss the impact of deviations from standardized procedures on test results.For the interpretation session, the presenter will describe how to analyze WISC-V profiles by considering primary, ancillary, and complementary indexes. Using sample data, the presenter will demonstrate how clinicians decide which index to use to determine the examinee’s eligibility for direct specialized instruction. At the end of the workshop, participants will

*Describe directions for administration of WISC-V subtests.
*Discuss the constructs measured by the subtests, and the abilities related to performance of the tasks.
*Analyze WISC-V profiles.
*Use WISC-V date to identify a pattern of cognitive strengths and weaknesses.

Participants need to bring their WISC V kits (if possible)

**This training is not for WISC-V Certification

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Check and Connect - Implementation Training

10/31/19 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Check & Connect is a targeted, small group intervention used with K-12 students who show warning signs of disengagement with school and are at risk of dropping out. Check & Connect strives to build trusting relationships between the student and a caring, trained mentor who both advocates for and challenges the student. Training is intended for administrators, coordinators who oversee interventions, and mentors who are working directly with students. Ideal training teams are comprised of representatives from each area.

Demonstrated outcomes include:
• Decrease in truancy, tardies, behavior referrals, and dropout rates.
• Increase in attendance, persistence in school, credits accrued, and school completion.
• Impact on Literacy.

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Missouri Equity Lab

11/01/19 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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Quality Eligibilty Determination for Students Suspected of an Academic Disability

11/04/19 at 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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

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Missouri Connections - Site Administrator/Staff Account Training

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

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

Outcomes:

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

Participants must bring a laptop or similar device.

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Excellence in Instructional Leadership! MLDS: Developing Year 2

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

Description, including WHY/importance of the content, objectives and/or outcomes: Offered previously, please duplicate (if applicable): The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is a continuum of learning and supports provided to school leaders from aspiring to retiring. In addition to content available for aspiring school leaders, five levels of support comprise MLDS: Emerging Year 1, Emerging Year 2, Developing Year 1, Developing Year 2 and Transformational Leadership. School leaders will want to invest in their own professional development by attending each level of training.

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

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

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

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

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

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Restorative Practices Basic Training (2 Meetings*)

11/18/19 - 11/19/19 at 8:30 am - 12:00 am

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.

2 Meetings:
Nov. 18th and 19th: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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KC EL Teacher Collaboration

11/18/19 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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Professional Partnerships: Co-Teaching

11/19/19 at 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

The Professional Partnerships: Co-Teaching Training will provide an opportunity for teams to learn the art of Co-Teaching. Participants will study roles, responsibilities, approaches, and benefits of professional partnerships in the classroom. Co-teachers collaboratively design purposeful instruction and assessment with joint accountability sharing responsibilities. Effective implementation of Co-Teaching impacts and supports the learning of ALL students.

How to collaboratively plan for instruction and assessment along with many of the essential components necessary for effective implementation will be discussed. Training will reflect the work of Marilyn Friend and Ann Beninghof.

This session is for TEAMS of general and special education teachers with a building administrator as a vita team member.

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Dyslexia- Next Steps

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

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

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

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Next Level Coaching! MLDS: Developing Year 1

12/03/19 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is a continuum of learning and supports provided to school leaders from aspiring to retiring. In addition to content available for aspiring school leaders, five levels of support comprise MLDS: Emerging Year 1, Emerging Year 2, Developing Year 1, Developing Year 2 and Transformational Leadership. School leaders will want to invest in their own professional development by attending each level of training.

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

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

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

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

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

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Missouri Equity Lab

12/12/19 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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Progress Monitoring

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

In this session we will find a key way to see the impact of instruction through monitoring student progress and collecting data. During this session, the “what” and “how” of collecting data for goals/objectives will be discussed and practiced. Participants will use a multi-step process to write measurable goals, use a variety of data collection tools and schedules to evaluate data.

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Teaching Studies! MLDS: Developing Year 2

01/16/20 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is a continuum of learning and supports provided to school leaders from aspiring to retiring. In addition to content available for aspiring school leaders, five levels of support comprise MLDS: Emerging Year 1, Emerging Year 2, Developing Year 1, Developing Year 2 and Transformational Leadership. School leaders will want to invest in their own professional development by attending each level of training.

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

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

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

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

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

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BEST 2.0-Law Presentation for Beginning Teachers

01/21/20 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Educated related law information for beginning teachers.

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Hiring and Retaining Quality Staff MLDS: Developing Year 1

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

The Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is a continuum of learning and supports provided to school leaders from aspiring to retiring. In addition to content available for aspiring school leaders, five levels of support comprise MLDS: Emerging Year 1, Emerging Year 2, Developing Year 1, Developing Year 2 and Transformational Leadership. School leaders will want to invest in their own professional development by attending each level of training.

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

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

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

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

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

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Trauma and Acting Out

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

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

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

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

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

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Discipline for Students with Disabilities

02/13/20 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This workshop will provide critical information regarding the discipline procedures required for students with disabilities and will address the impact of the Safe Schools Act, use of short and long term suspensions/explusions, in-school suspensions, bus suspenions and everything districts need to know about the required manifestation determination before students with disabilities can be disciplined as non-disabled students. Administrators will learn how important collaboration between general and special education can be as they travel this difficult process to protect the leanring environment of their schools.

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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.

Register Now

 

 


 


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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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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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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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.

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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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