BEST 2.0: Professional Communication

02/25/21 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Building Educational Support for Teaching
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.

Models effective verbal, nonverbal, and media communication with students and parents to foster active inquiry, collaboration and supportive interactions.

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KC English Language Collaboration April

04/12/21 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

These collaboration meetings are for the EL School District Leaders to check on the status of their program, share ideas of what is working for them and to obtain resources. Those that register will be receiving a ZOOM link from Guadalupe Magana.

You will need to register separately for each date.

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Boosting Achievement

04/19/21 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

With our diverse classrooms, offering comprehensible lessons for all students is critical in-person and online. Limited formal education and limited exposure to English creates challenges for many of our English Language Learners and their teachers. But fear not! This session will model techniques that engage our most marginalized students and help boost the achievement of the entire class. Participants will reflect on strategies that accelerate language acquisition and literacy development.

This workshop will include:
*An interactive day of synchronous and asynchronous activities
*Research-based, practical techniques that boost language acquisition and literacy development
*Strategies that can be implemented immediately
*Video testimony by newcomer and SLIFE students

Carol Salva began as a special education teacher and later taught bilingual and ESL learners in elementary, middle and high school. She was awarded the Spring Branch Independent School District’s Teacher of the Year Award in 2009. Carol is the author of Boosting Achievement, Reaching Students with Interrupted or Minimal Education. In addition to her ESL Certification, she is a Certified Gomez & Gomez Dual Language Trainer and a Certified Abydos Writing Trainer. She lives in Houston, Texas with her husband and three school aged children.

Register by Friday, April 2, 2021 by 5:00pm

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Restorative Practices Basic Training-VIRTUAL

04/19/21 - 04/20/21 at 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

This comprehensive Basic training in Restorative Practices is a 10-hour training, conducted in a series of four 2-1/2 hour “modules” over two full days (morning and afternoon sessions each day). This highly interactive virtual training opportunity is conducted in real time over WebEx. These four modules provide 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 community building that is trauma-free. This is accomplished by focusing not on rules broken and punitive consequences but rather on the harms done and providing appropriate restorative consequences and the systems that are necessary to repair and support strong relationships among all school community members (students and adults). Working restoratively is a social/relational rather than a behaviorist model. Embracing restorative practices is not a program but rather a way of thinking, being and operating in the day-to-day. The training includes concrete and practical strategies for establishing the appropriate classroom and school-based routines as well as conducting circles and conferences in primary prevention as well as intervention contexts.

This training will be virtual. WebEx link and presentation documents will be emailed the morning of each session.

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"What’s Your Superpower? Helping Students “Power Up” Their Executive Functioning Skills”

04/20/21 at 8:30 am - 10:00 am

In a school year unlike any we’ve known before, you may have observed that many of our students need assistance in developing a variety of non-academic skills to be successful academically, behaviorally, and socially. In this workshop we will identify 8 subskills of executive function and develop strategies for teaching and reinforcing those skills. Join us for an opportunity to equip your students to identify their own Executive Function Super Powers, and get some tools in your toolbelt to end this year strong and launch a SUPER new school year!
 

Location: Virtual Workshop

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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 1: 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.

Location: UMKC RPDC-Union Station

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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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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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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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