SW-PBS Tier-1-Regional Emerging Phase #3

05/07/18 - 04/11/19 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Get Better Faster: An Administrator Book Study

Leadership is second only to classroom instruction among all school-related factors that contribute to what students learn at school. So, let’s improve both our leadership skills AND the skills of the teachers we serve. Join colleagues for this year long book study as we read and discuss Paul Bambrick-Santoyo’s book Get Better Faster: A 90-Day Plan for Coaching New Teachers. In Get Better Faster, Bambrick-Santoyo shares instructive tools of how school leaders can effectively guide new teachers to success by focusing on the actionable and the practice-able.

Past book study participants report the networking, learning, sharing and discussing of the text as one of their best professional growth experience.

Pricing: $50 which includes a copy of the book Get Better Faster: A 90-Day Plan for Coaching New Teachers for those who register prior to Friday, August 31, 2018.

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Teacher Academy Graduate-Cohort 2018-19

07/19/18 - 03/01/19 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

The Missouri Teacher Academy Graduates program allows participants to continue to deepen knowledge gained from their participation in the Master Teacher Academy and is a natural progression to building lead teachers for your school district. Attendees will continue to acquire strategies on the latest research in best practices that align with Missouri Learning Standards and the Missouri State Teacher Standards. Focus will center on building Artisan Teacher classrooms. Participation requires four release days for regional meetings and two days for our statewide kickoff meeting in July. Mike Rutherford will lead us in our professional development for the statewide kickoff. Tuition, travel expenses (including hotel at the statewide meeting), and substitutes will be the responsibility of the school or individual.

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SWPBS Regional Tier 2

08/30/18 - 01/31/19 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

By Invitation Only
This training will consist of 4 days throughout the school year and is designed for schools new to Tier 2.

Session 1–This session is designed for schools new to tier 2. Will focus on foundational knowledge including review of SW-PBS, key features of Tier 2 systems, intensifying supports for student at-risk, confirming readiness for Tier 2 at the school level, review of MO SW-PBS Decision Making Model,establishing a Tier 2 Specialized Behavior Support Team, mapping out a Tier 2 Action Plan, evaluating existing systems for addressing emotional and behavioral needs of students, developing a communication plan, and planning for effective Tier 2 meetings.


Session 2–Builds on the systems knowledge from session 1, preparing the teams to implement a function-based intervention for students at-risk. Specific learning in this session includes developing a data-based process for student identification, ensuring efficient and effective gathering and review of data, selecting appropriate function-based intervention, monitoring student response to intervention, and making decisions about student response based on progress monitoring data.


Sessions 3 & 4-Teams work toward implementation of The Behavior Education Program:Check-in/Check-out (CICO), a research-based intervention. Clear entry and exit criteria are established for the CICO intervention, and data to be collected for progress monitoring is identified. Specific learner outcomes include: identifying implementation components of CICO, describing students most likely to benefit from this intervention, explore research associated with CICO, designing and implementing a CICO program for participant schools, delivering implementation training to school-level stakeholders(staff, piloting teachers, students, and families).

Missouri Teacher Standards: #5:Positive Classroom Environment, #2:Student Learning Growth and Development, #7:Student Assessment and Data Analysis

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Instructional Coaches Network: Continuing Cohort, Year 3 (2018-19)

09/04/18 - 05/07/19 at 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

This is the continuation of the 2015-16 Coaches Networking sessions designed to further the conversation, learning and support for the Instructional Coaches involved. Sessions will include, but not be limited to, in-school coaching experiences, fish-bowl observation and feedback and problem sharing/solving. Participants will benefit from the expertise of their coaching colleagues while providing expertise with others. Topics may include: Coaching teachers who are doing well, balancing numerous duties and roles, working effectively with administrators to enhance teacher effectiveness and efficacy, and coaching the reluctant teacher.

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Get Better Faster; An Adminstrator Book Study

09/12/18 - 05/08/19 at 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Leadership is second only to classroom instruction among all school-related factors that contribute to what students learn at school. So, let’s improve both our leadership skills AND the skills of the teachers we serve. Join colleagues for this year long book study as we read and discuss Paul Bambrick-Santoyo’s book Get Better Faster: A 90-Day Plan for Coaching New Teachers. In Get Better Faster, Bambrick-Santoyo shares instructive tools of how school leaders can effectively guide new teachers to success by focusing on the actionable and the practice-able.

Past book study participants report the networking, learning, sharing and discussing of the text as one of their best professional growth experience.

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Instructional Coaches Network: New Cohort (2018-19)

09/12/18 - 05/08/19 at 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

The greatest factor in determining a student’s success in school is the quality of the instruction, and COACHING has the greatest impact on improving classroom instruction. The Instructional Coaches Network is designed to provide yearlong, on-going learning and networking opportunities for building and/or district instructional coaches, mentors, or other teacher leaders whose role involves coaching teachers for improved instruction. Instructional Coaches will have an opportunity to increase their skills and strategies, explore common challenges and options to resolve those challenges, and share their expertise with other coaches.

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SWPBS Tier 2 Training Center School District

09/18/18 - 02/26/19 at 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

By Invitation Only.
This training consists of 4 days throughout the school year and is designed for schools new to Tier 2.


Session 1–Designed for schools new to tier 2 and will focus on foundational knowledge including review of SW-PBS, key features of Tier 2 systems, intensifying supports for student at-risk, confirming readiness for Tier 2 at the school level, review of MO SW-PBS Decision Making Model,establishing a Tier 2 Specialized Behavior Support Team, mapping out a Tier 2 Action Plan, evaluating existing systems
for addressing emotional and behavioral needs of students, developing a communication plan, and planning for effective Tier 2 meetings.


Session 2–Session 2 builds on the systems knowledge from session 1, preparing the teams to implement a function-based intervention for students at-risk. Specific learning in this session includes developing a data-based process for student identification, ensuring efficient and effective gathering and review of data, selecting appropriate function-based intervention, monitoring student response to intervention, and making decisions about student response based on progress monitoring data.


Sessions 3 & 4-Teams work toward implementation of The Behavior Education Program:Check-in/Check-out (CICO), a research-based intervention. Clear entry and exit criteria are established for the CICO intervention, and data to be collected for progress monitoring is identified. Specific learner outcomes include: identifying implementation components of CICO, describing students most likely to benefit from this intervention, explore research associated with CICO, designing and implementing a CICO program for participant schools, delivering implementation training to school-level stakeholders(staff, piloting teachers, students, and families).

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English Language Arts District Networking

09/28/18 - 03/14/19 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-September 28, 2018-DESE Updates-Debbie Jameson & Lisa Scroggs
#2-November 29, 2018-DESE Updates
#3-February 1, 2019-DESE Updates-Debbie Jameson & Lisa Scroggs
#4-March 14, 2109-DESE Updates

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Mathematics District Network

09/28/18 - 03/14/19 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. 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.

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SW-PBS Tier 2 Advanced-Gerner

10/18/18 - 02/26/19 at 12:00 am

By Invitation Only MO SW-PBS Tier 2 Advanced
This training will consist of 3 days throughout the school year & is designed for schools who have completed Tier 2 training & have implemented their initial function-based intervention for students at-risk, Check In/Check Out (CICO).Tier 2 Advanced training will offer teams additional function-based interventions for their school settings. Session 1–This session will review T2 Systems including data decision rules, the Advanced Tier Spreadsheet as well as current implementation of CICO in buildings. Session 2 & 3–Teams work toward the implementation of Small Group Social Skills (SGSS), a research based intervention. Key aspects of the training include identification of appropriate candidates for asocial skills intervention, assessment of skill deficits, curriculum & program design, how to effectively teach a social skills lesson, & techniques for monitoring student progress during the intervention.In addition, several strategies for promoting generalization & maintenance also will be provided. Session 4–Two additional interventions will be shared at this session. Check & Connect (C&C) & Self-Monitoring. C&C is designed to enhance student engagement with school & learning, promote student competence & provide persistent support for academic and behavioral standards & expectations. Key aspects of the training include understanding the Check & Connect Intervention, design a program contextually relevant for your school, designing and implementing a program for participant schools, delivering implementation training to school-level stakeholders (staff, piloting teachers, students, and families), monitoring student progress, & evaluating program outcomes. Self-students K-adult & is effective as a classroom system of behavior management. Self-monitoring maybe used with academic & behavior skills. Missouri Teacher Standards: Standard 5:Positive Classroom Environment Standard 2:Student Learning Growth & Development Standard 7:Student Assessment and Data Analysis

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Ensuring Equitable Access to Excellent Educators: Missouri Equity Lab

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

Educational equity means students have access to excellent teachers and receive the same high-quality education regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, language, disability, family background and/or income. The Equity Lab is an important learning opportunity for district/school teams to think about where the inequity exists in their school system and develop strategies for addressing these areas of inequity. The Missouri Equity Lab will serve as a vehicle for critical conversations among stakeholders to build the framework for the development of the District Equity Plan that would address educational inequities identified in their community.

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Self-Regulation

01/22/19 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Self-regulation and self-management serve as a foundation for lifelong functioning. Stress and trauma can lead to difficulties regulating emotions, reactions, and body sensations. Come explore what self-management is, how it relates to learning and well-being, and how to help students develop it. We will identify four components, strategies to address each component, and make a take-home model for understanding how self-regulation connects to co-regulation, self-care and school culture to ultimately result in individuals who can be self-aware self-managers.

Participants will be able to

  • Identify the four components of Self-Regulation
  • Identify strategies to address each component
  • Understand how self-regulation connects to co-regulation

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BEST 2.0-Law Presentation for Beginning Teachers

01/22/19 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Educated related law information for beginning teachers.

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Trauma and Acting Out

02/12/19 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Behavior comes in many different forms within the classroom setting such as pencil tapping, verbal abuse, disrespect, defiance, tantrums as well as other forms of anger. Though these behaviors are all different, they share commonalities. This workshop, based on the research of Geoff Colvin, will present the acting out behavioral cycle with the seven defined phases with interventions.

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Transition Assessment

02/14/19 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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

1.Guiding Question
2.Assessment Plan
3.Assessment Selection
4.Using Data
5.Measurable Post-Secondary Goals
6.Annual Goal

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Practical Strategies for Reading Instruction-Phonics: Moving Past Sounding it Out!

02/20/19 at 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Participants will examine an essential component of reading – Phonics. Each session is designed to be a stand-alone or continuation of learning within the series. Participants will leave the session with an instructional strategy to add to their personal toolkit. The strategies presented will be high student engagement and minimal teacher preparation.

This session will study the relationship between sounds and letters. Participants will leave with strategies for decoding a wide variety of word types. Participants will also develop strategies for moving beyond decoding of words. This session is designed for PK-2 teachers and may count toward the mandatory Dyslexia strategy training for the 2018-19 school year.

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BEST 2.0: Professional Communication

02/26/19 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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Missouri Model Districts (MMD) Principals: Retaining , Orienting and Hiring

03/01/19 at 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Missouri Model Districts (MMD) Principals: Retaining , Orienting and Hiring Friday, February 22, 2019: Objectives: Retain, Orientation, and Hiring

  • Attracting and retaining teacher talent
  • Elements of Teaching Quality
  • Orientation, Onboarding and Induction of New Staff

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Social Studies Professional Development

03/04/19 at 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

History Happens Here: Teaching History Through Regional Documents 
Presented by Jeffrey Smith. This seminar will explore ways to use primary source documents and images in social studies and language arts classrooms. It will emphasize Missouri documents and resources for finding them.

Mastering the Mystery of Inquiry
Presented by Erin Townsend. Have you ever wanted your kids K-12 to be better at exploring, evaluating, and digging deep into rich questions with great content? Come learn how the NCSS C3 Inquiry Design Model can work for you! Educators will walk through an inquiry, explore inquiries already developed, and learn how to develop their own! Great for all ages of student and all disciplines in Social Studies!

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Transition Best Practices

04/23/19 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

When we think in terms of the spirit of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), the IEP is viewed as an ongoing process that begins with planning with the student and his/her family. The purpose of early planning is to identify the student and family’s vision for the future

As a result of this training, participants will understand the focus of Indicator 13 and how it relates to the following:

  1. Transition IEPs and Measurable Postsecondary Goals
  2. Present Level of Academic and Functional Performance
  3. Transition Services
  4. Course of Study
  5. Interagency Linkages
  6. Transfer of Rights

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Ensuring Equitable Access to Excellent Educators: Missouri Equity Lab

04/24/19 at 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Educational equity means students have access to excellent teachers and receive the same high-quality education regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, language, disability, family background and/or income. The Equity Lab is an important learning opportunity for district/school teams to think about where the inequity exists in their school system and develop strategies for addressing these areas of inequity. The Missouri Equity Lab will serve as a vehicle for critical conversations among stakeholders to build the framework for the development of the District Equity Plan that would address educational inequities identified in their community.

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