SW-PBS Tier 2 Refresher

12/01/20 at 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

This session will focus on reviewing the key features of Tier 2 which include Check -in / Check -Out. Social Skills Groups and Self- Monitoring. Participants will reflect on Tier 2 structures and how they can adapt them to intensify supports for students who require additional supports.

Location: Zoom/Virtual

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Put the SELF into Self Care

12/03/20 at 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

If the new reality of school life has you looking for solutions to bring back your joy, then this is the session for you! While the research supports maintaining a healthy life balance, it isn’t always easy to establish the “just-right” habits. Decisions about relaxation and rejuvenation activities are personal, but a support system also helps maintain motivation. Join us for a discussion about the science of self-care and learn how to focus on practical ideas for integrating meaningful rituals into your day.

Cost: $25 per participant / Free to KC RPDC member districts. Please do not prepay. Invoices are sent out after event has been held.

Registration closes on December 2, 2020 at 3:00pm.

Location: Virtual

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Online Pedagogy Grades K-2

12/09/20 at 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Theresa Wills is Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education Leadership at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. She has been teaching online for over ten years, and shares her expertise in a variety of online instructional methods. The KCRPDC is happy to make her available to our educational community in a series of virtual workshops. In this virtual workshop Dr. Wills will focus on pedagogical practices that work across the curriculum. She will address such concerns as: How do I make my student’s thinking visible? How can I make sure that every student has a voice? What are strategies I can use to help and involve my English Language Learners? You’ll leave armed with a collection of practices and tools, and have a chance to take your questions to an expert.

Workshops are offered by grade band: K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. Separate registrations on Frontline are required for each session. At least 24 hours prior to the session, a Zoom registration link will be sent to participants who have registered on Frontline. You will receive your Zoom session link immediately after completing the Zoom registration.

FEE: $25 per participant per session, or $20 per participant per session for those from KCRPDC member districts. Please do not prepay-Invoices will be sent out after the event has been held.

Sessions will be recorded. Recordings will be made available to those with paid registrations.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations accepted with no charge 24 hours (or more) in advance of the event. If you need assistance with a cancellation, please contact Anita Valdovino ValdovinoA@umkc.edu

If you have additional questions, please contact: Cathy Battles, battlesc@umkc.edu or Kat Nicolaus, nicolausk@umkc.edu


Location:
Virtual

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Online Pedagogy Grades 3-5

12/09/20 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Theresa Wills is Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education Leadership at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. She has been teaching online for over ten years, and shares her expertise in a variety of online instructional methods. The KCRPDC is happy to make her available to our educational community in a series of virtual workshops. In this virtual workshop Dr. Wills will focus on pedagogical practices that work across the curriculum. She will address such concerns as: How do I make my student’s thinking visible? How can I make sure that every student has a voice? What are strategies I can use to help and involve my English Language Learners? You’ll leave armed with a collection of practices and tools, and have a chance to take your questions to an expert.

Workshops are offered by grade band: K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. Separate registrations on Frontline are required for each session. At least 24 hours prior to the session, a Zoom registration link will be sent to participants who have registered on Frontline. You will receive your Zoom session link immediately after completing the Zoom registration.

FEE: $25 per participant per session, or $20 per participant per session for those from KCRPDC member districts. Please do not prepay-Invoices will be sent out after the event has been held.

Sessions will be recorded. Recordings will be made available to those with paid registrations.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations accepted with no charge 24 hours (or more) in advance of the event. If you need assistance with a cancellation, please contact Anita Valdovino ValdovinoA@umkc.edu

If you have additional questions, please contact: Cathy Battles, battlesc@umkc.edu or Kat Nicolaus, nicolausk@umkc.edu

Location: Virtual

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Online Pedagogy Grades 6-8

12/10/20 at 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Theresa Wills is Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education Leadership at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. She has been teaching online for over ten years, and shares her expertise in a variety of online instructional methods. The KCRPDC is happy to make her available to our educational community in a series of virtual workshops. In this virtual workshop Dr. Wills will focus on pedagogical practices that work across the curriculum. She will address such concerns as: How do I make my student’s thinking visible? How can I make sure that every student has a voice? What are strategies I can use to help and involve my English Language Learners? You’ll leave armed with a collection of practices and tools, and have a chance to take your questions to an expert.

Workshops are offered by grade band: K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. Separate registrations on Frontline are required for each session. At least 24 hours prior to the session, a Zoom registration link will be sent to participants who have registered on Frontline. You will receive your Zoom session link immediately after completing the Zoom registration.

FEE: $25 per participant per session, or $20 per participant per session for those from KCRPDC member districts. Please do not prepay-Invoices will be sent out after the event has been held.

Sessions will be recorded. Recordings will be made available to those with paid registrations.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations accepted with no charge 24 hours (or more) in advance of the event. If you need assistance with a cancellation, please contact Anita Valdovino ValdovinoA@umkc.edu

If you have additional questions, please contact: Cathy Battles, battlesc@umkc.edu or Kat Nicolaus, nicolausk@umkc.edu

Location: Virtual

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Online Pedagogy Grades 9-12

12/10/20 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Theresa Wills is Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education Leadership at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. She has been teaching online for over ten years, and shares her expertise in a variety of online instructional methods. The KCRPDC is happy to make her available to our educational community in a series of virtual workshops. In this virtual workshop Dr. Wills will focus on pedagogical practices that work across the curriculum. She will address such concerns as: How do I make my student’s thinking visible? How can I make sure that every student has a voice? What are strategies I can use to help and involve my English Language Learners? You’ll leave armed with a collection of practices and tools, and have a chance to take your questions to an expert.

Workshops are offered by grade band: K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. Separate registrations on Frontline are required for each session. At least 24 hours prior to the session, a Zoom registration link will be sent to participants who have registered on Frontline. You will receive your Zoom session link immediately after completing the Zoom registration.

FEE: $25 per participant per session, or $20 per participant per session for those from KCRPDC member districts. Please do not prepay-Invoices will be sent out after the event has been held.

Sessions will be recorded. Recordings will be made available to those with paid registrations.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations accepted with no charge 24 hours (or more) in advance of the event. If you need assistance with a cancellation, please contact Anita Valdovino ValdovinoA@umkc.edu

If you have additional questions, please contact: Cathy Battles, battlesc@umkc.edu or Kat Nicolaus, nicolausk@umkc.edu

Location: Virtual

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KC English Language Collaboration December

12/14/20 at 12:00 am - 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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Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Toxic Stress, Trauma Virtual Workshop

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

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are the largest public health crisis to be identified in the past thirty years. Traumatic childhood experiences (toxic stress/trauma) impacts a child’s daily life in the home, in school and the community. Even when children are too young to remember the events (neglect, physical/emotional/sexual abuse, abandonment, violence, etc.), the body never “forgets.” Childhood adversity affects a child’s ability to learn and behave in productive ways by changing brain chemistry and architecture and thus impacts their ability to learn and behave “normally” in schools. All too often, children who are experiencing trauma, neglect and abuse in their homes and communities are identified as having “special needs,” such as ADHD, when in fact it is the trauma/toxic stress in their lives that is causing the misbehavior. Educators need to be keenly aware of this body of research and practical school-based remedies in order to mitigate the impact of toxic stress (ACEs) on successful child cognitive and emotional development, including impulsivity and misbehavior. In this workshop, the critically important information about this life- and practice-changing body of research, including ACEs and the ACEs Scale, will be introduced and the solution strategies will be presented.

Location: Virtual

 

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Restorative Practices Basic Training-VIRTUAL (2 Sessions: 1/20-1/21/21)

01/20/21 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.

See flyer for session details.

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

COST: $210 RPDC Member, $275 Non-Member
Teams of 3 or more RPDC Member, $150/pp Non-Member $225/pp

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BEST 2.0-Law Presentation for Beginning Teachers

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

Educated related law information for beginning teachers.

Guest Speaker: Steve Book, Council Representative
North Kansas City School District

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Reaching and Teaching Students with Dyslexia Characteristics I

01/25/21 at 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

*Reaching and Teaching Students with Characteristics of Dyslexia – Level 1: Phonological Awareness & Phonics Focus

Are any of your students showing characteristics (signs) of dyslexia? What are those signs? What are teaching methods you can use to address the needs of these struggling readers? This workshop will take a closer look into understanding, reaching, and teaching students with reading difficulties that may be characteristics of dyslexia. The challenges of dyslexia may seem daunting. Early identification of dyslexia helps students receive the assistance and resources they need to be successful.

This training will include hands-on application of the following topics:
>> Understanding Characteristics,
>> Core and Causal Factors, and
>> Addressing Foundational Needs of the Learner through Phonological Awareness and Phonics.

There must be at least 10 participants registered by to have this workshop.

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Rich Math Tasks for Online Instruction: Grades 6-8

01/27/21 at 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Theresa Wills is Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education Leadership at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. She has been teaching Mathematics Education online for over ten years, and shares her expertise in a variety of online instructional methods through speaking engagements, her website www.theresawill.com , and her new book, “Teaching Math at a Distance”, published by Corwin. The KCRPDC is happy to make her available to our educational community in a series of virtual workshops. In this virtual workshop Dr. Wills will focus how to effectively incorporate rich math tasks into online instruction. Involve your virtual students in mathematical discourse and raise the cognitive engagement level as you facilitate and monitor group time online. You will leave armed with a collection of practices and tools that will help you to deepen your work with math students of every level, and have a chance to take your questions to an expert.

Workshops are offered by grade band: K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. Separate registrations on Frontline are required for each session. At least 24 hours prior to the session, a Zoom registration link will be sent to participants who have registered on Frontline. You will receive your Zoom session link immediately after completing the Zoom registration.

FEE: $25 per participant per session, or $20 per participant per session for those from KCRPDC member districts. Please do not prepay. Invoices will be sent out after the event has been held.

Sessions will be recorded. Recordings will be made available to those with paid registrations.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations accepted with no charge 24 hours (or more) in advance of the event.
If you need assistance with a cancellation, please contact Anita Valdovino ValdovinoA@umkc.edu

If you have additional questions, please contact: Cathy Battles, battlesc@umkc.edu or Kat Nicolaus, nicolausk@umkc.edu

Location: Virtual

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Rich Math Tasks for Online Instruction: Grades K-2

01/27/21 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Theresa Wills is Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education Leadership at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. She has been teaching Mathematics Education online for over ten years, and shares her expertise in a variety of online instructional methods through speaking engagements, her website www.theresawill.com , and her new book, “Teaching Math at a Distance”, published by Corwin. The KCRPDC is happy to make her available to our educational community in a series of virtual workshops. In this virtual workshop Dr. Wills will focus how to effectively incorporate rich math tasks into online instruction. Involve your virtual students in mathematical discourse and raise the cognitive engagement level as you facilitate and monitor group time online. You will leave armed with a collection of practices and tools that will help you to deepen your work with math students of every level, and have a chance to take your questions to an expert.

Workshops are offered by grade band: K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. Separate registrations on Frontline are required for each session. At least 24 hours prior to the session, a Zoom registration link will be sent to participants who have registered on Frontline. You will receive your Zoom session link immediately after completing the Zoom registration.

FEE: $25 per participant per session, or $20 per participant per session for those from KCRPDC member districts. Please do not prepay. Invoices will be sent out after the event has been held.

Sessions will be recorded. Recordings will be made available to those with paid registrations.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations accepted with no charge 24 hours (or more) in advance of the event.
If you need assistance with a cancellation, please contact Anita Valdovino ValdovinoA@umkc.edu

If you have additional questions, please contact: Cathy Battles, battlesc@umkc.edu or Kat Nicolaus, nicolausk@umkc.edu

Location: Virtual

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Rich Math Tasks for Online Instruction: Grades 9-12

01/29/21 at 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Theresa Wills is Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education Leadership at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. She has been teaching Mathematics Education online for over ten years, and shares her expertise in a variety of online instructional methods through speaking engagements, her website www.theresawill.com , and her new book, “Teaching Math at a Distance”, published by Corwin. The KCRPDC is happy to make her available to our educational community in a series of virtual workshops. In this virtual workshop Dr. Wills will focus how to effectively incorporate rich math tasks into online instruction. Involve your virtual students in mathematical discourse and raise the cognitive engagement level as you facilitate and monitor group time online. You will leave armed with a collection of practices and tools that will help you to deepen your work with math students of every level, and have a chance to take your questions to an expert.

Workshops are offered by grade band: K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. Separate registrations on Frontline are required for each session. At least 24 hours prior to the session, a Zoom registration link will be sent to participants who have registered on Frontline. You will receive your Zoom session link immediately after completing the Zoom registration.

FEE: $25 per participant per session, or $20 per participant per session for those from KCRPDC member districts. Please do not prepay. Invoices will be sent out after the event has been held.

Sessions will be recorded. Recordings will be made available to those with paid registrations.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations accepted with no charge 24 hours (or more) in advance of the event.

If you need assistance with a cancellation, please contact Anita Valdovino Valdovinoa@umkc.edu.

If you have additional questions, please contact: Cathy Battles, battlesc@umkc.edu or Kat Nicolaus, nicolausk@umkc.edu.

Location: Virtual

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Rich Math Tasks for Online Instruction: Grades 3-5

01/29/21 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Theresa Wills is Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education Leadership at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. She has been teaching Mathematics Education online for over ten years, and shares her expertise in a variety of online instructional methods through speaking engagements, her website www.theresawill.com , and her new book, “Teaching Math at a Distance”, published by Corwin. The KCRPDC is happy to make her available to our educational community in a series of virtual workshops. In this virtual workshop Dr. Wills will focus how to effectively incorporate rich math tasks into online instruction. Involve your virtual students in mathematical discourse and raise the cognitive engagement level as you facilitate and monitor group time online. You will leave armed with a collection of practices and tools that will help you to deepen your work with math students of every level, and have a chance to take your questions to an expert.

Workshops are offered by grade band: K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. Separate registrations on Frontline are required for each session. At least 24 hours prior to the session, a Zoom registration link will be sent to participants who have registered on Frontline. You will receive your Zoom session link immediately after completing the Zoom registration.

FEE: $25 per participant per session, or $20 per participant per session for those from KCRPDC member districts. Please do not prepay. Invoices will be sent out after the event has been held.

Sessions will be recorded. Recordings will be made available to those with paid registrations.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations accepted with no charge 24 hours (or more) in advance of the event.

If you need assistance with a cancellation, please contact Anita Valdovino Valdovinoa@umkc.edu.

If you have additional questions, please contact: Cathy Battles, battlesc@umkc.edu or Kat Nicolaus, nicolausk@umkc.edu.

Location: Virtual

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KC English Language Collaboration February

02/08/21 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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Reaching and Teaching Students with Dyslexia Characteristics Level II

02/25/21 at 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Participants must complete Level I prior to attending Level II training.

Let’s dig deeper into the needs of students who struggle with literacy! Why is reading and writing so difficult for these students? What makes the greatest impact after a student seems to know letters and sounds? A large portion of instructional time in this training will be hands-on strategy development of effective instruction for students who show common characteristics of at-risk readers and writers.

Participants will look closely at student needs related to decoding for reading and spelling but will dig deeper into understanding how the Simple View of Reading can make instructional decisions easier. This workshop moves beyond the foundation and into implementation for greater student success.

This training will include the following topics:
>> Simple View of Reading,
>> Going Deeper in Student Errors for Tier II,
>> Advanced Phonology,
>> Phonics and Orthographic Mapping for Decoding and Writing, and
>> Building Vocabulary.

There must be at least 10 participants registered by to have this workshop.

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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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Reaching and Teaching Students with Dyslexia Characteristics Level III

04/05/21 at 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Participants must complete Level I prior to attending Level II training.

What can you do to address the needs of at-risk readers/writers? This training will provide a closer look into understanding, reaching and teaching students with reading difficulties that might be signs of dyslexia. Understanding processing needs of these learners will ensure deeper multi-sensory instruction and how changing the teaching approach can change the brain. Active participation will be expected as participants practice instructional strategies for evidence based effective reading/writing lessons. Participants will leave with instructional strategies to put into place immediately.

This session will include the following topics:
• Vocabulary
• Morphology/Etymology
• Fluency
• Spelling/Writing
• Language Structures
• Comprehension

There must be at least 10 participants registered by to have this workshop.

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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.

View schedule and register now