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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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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Professional Partnerships: Co-Teaching

11/20/19 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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English Language Arts District Networking 2019-2020 (**4 Sessions)

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

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 (12:30 – 11:30 pm)
#2-November 21, 2019 (8:30 – 11:30 am)
#3-January 30, 2020 (12:30 – 11:30 pm)
#4-March 12, 2020 (8:30 – 11:30 am)

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Mathematics District Network 2019-2020 (**4 Sessions)

11/21/19 at 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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, will be discussed. 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 (8:30 – 11:30 am)
#2-November 21, 2019 (12:30 – 3:30 pm)
#3-January 30, 2020 (8:30 – 11:30 am)
#4-March 12, 2020 (12:30 – 3:30 pm)

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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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Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP) & Missouri Connections

01/08/20 at 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Biology EOC Workshop A - Vision for Science

01/17/20 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

What is your vision for science education? Is your individual practice helping you to achieve that vision? We have completed our first year of Operational Science Assessments and have discovered a few ways to better our practice. Join us as we dive into newly available resources, as well as a mindset to improve science instruction that is inclusive of ALL students.

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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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Targeted School Improvement Networking and Supports

01/29/20 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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

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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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Missouri Connections for School Counselors - Beginning/Introductory

02/07/20 at 9:00 am - 11:30 am

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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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.

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BEST 2.0: Professional Communication - Building Educational Support for Teaching 

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

Missouri’s requirements for Beginning Teacher Assistance Programming (BTAP) have changed. UMKC Regional Professional Development has designed courses for beginning teachers needing the required curriculum. Participants whose building/district provides no training must attend all session topics to meet the new requirements; otherwise participants may select to attend sessions as needed.

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Missouri Connections - Site Administrator/Staff Account Training

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

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

Outcomes

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

Participants must bring a laptop or similar device.

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Keys to Continued Professional Growth! MLDS: Developing Year 2

03/26/20 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP) & Missouri Connections

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

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

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

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

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

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

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KC EL Teacher Collaboration

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

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

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Targeted School Improvement Networking and Supports

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

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

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Part C-B Transition

04/07/20 at 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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

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Missouri Equity Lab

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

What are the Outcomes?

Participants of the Missouri Equity Lab will:

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

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

Register Now

 

 


 


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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