Student Improvement/Intervention Team Training

Jul 27 from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

IN-PERSON AND ZOOM ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE
Facilitated by Dr. Amber Miller, SWPRSC

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 
https://forms.gle/zyVLLAizeCvtmETY8

Are there students in your classes who do not respond positively to instruction? Are there students in your school who are on the ineligible list over and over? Student Improvement/Intervention Teams (SIT) can and do make the difference. In this workshop, you will engage in a process to create positive changes in your school. Meet students where they are and give them what they need through SIT.

Reasons to attend: learn why we need SIT; engage in professional conversations on curriculum, instruction, environment and the learning; shift thinking of how your system responds to student needs.

THIS SESSION IS APPROPRIATE FOR ALL PK-12 EDUCATORS AND ADMINISTRATORS.

REGISTRATION FEES:
$125/person for SWP Members
$140/person for Non Members
Free to HPEC Members*
*This workshop is being provided free to all general education teachers from HPEC sponsoring districts with CEIS funds. In addition to free attendance, all general education teachers will receive a $125 travel compensation stipend from HPEC for attending. Completion of W-9 is required. Sponsored districts include: 476 Copeland, 216 Deerfield, 218 Elkhart, 363 Holcomb, 210 Hugoton, 452 Johnson (Stanton County), 215 Lakin, 467 Leoti (Wichita County), 371 Montezuma, 209 Moscow, 217 Rolla , 507 Satanta, 466 Scott County, 374 Sublette, 494 Syracuse, 200 Tribune (Greeley County), 214 Ulysses.


COLLEGE CREDIT:
Optional 0.5 graduate-level credit available from MNU for $45. Requires assignment completion.
CANCELLATION:
Events with less than 5 registrants are subject to cancellation one week prior to event date.

New Teacher Bootcamp

Jul 28 from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

IN-PERSON AND ZOOM ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE
Facilitated by Dr. Gayla Lohfink SWPRSC

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT HAS REACHED CAPACITY

Navigating the many aspects of teaching is challenging for new teachers. This workshop focuses on helping novice educators gain knowledge of how to implement classroom routines and procedures and engagement strategies related to content delivery. Participants will consider how to recognize and build students' social and emotional learning, as well as increase their knowledge of how students' acquisition of language impacts their academic achievement. Accordingly, strategies for multilinguals' language support will be demonstrated and practiced.

PARTICIPANTS WILL:
  • analyze and reflect on best practices related to routines and procedures for effective classroom instruction
  • gain awareness of critical practices focused on social emotional strategies centered on attending to students' overall well-being
  • participate in instructional strategies intended to foster students' engagement in learning, their capabilities as learners, and how their acquisition of the English language impacts their academic achievement

This session is appropriate for all new teachers, PK-12.
REGISTRATION FEES:
$125/person for SWP Members
$140/person for Non Members
COLLEGE CREDIT:
Optional 0.5 graduate-level credit available from MNU for $45. Requires assignment completion.
CANCELLATION:
Events with less than 5 registrants are subject to cancellation one week prior to event date.

A Day of P.L.A.Y. (People, Learning, Acceptance, YEE-HAW!)

Jul 29 from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

THIS EVENT IS OPEN FOR IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE ONLY.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS JULY 16TH!

Facilitated by Jed Dearybury, co-author of The Playful Classroom

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT HAS REACHED CAPACITY

Medical, social, emotional, and psychological sciences all agree that the benefits of play for ALL AGES are overwhelmingly valuable to our lives. Our schools must embrace the power of play in learning now more than ever as students need meaningful, relevant, and fun educational experiences across the curriculum in a post-pandemic world. 

During this full day workshop, we will dig deep into the neuroscience of learning through play by doing just that… PLAYING!! Yes, adults need it too. What better way to help our students to learn through play than to experience a day of playful learning for ourselves? From the moment you walk in, to the time you leave, we will play and learn through rigorous, standards-based instruction...all while having fun! 

Bring an open mind, wear comfy shoes, and have a computer just in case we need to Google facts about a crazy bird or elephant poop. Get ready for the best PD you have ever had as we have A Day of P.L.A.Y! 

USING THE TEXT, THE PLAYFUL CLASSROOM, PARTICIPANTS WILL:
  • understand play as a behavior and a mindset
  • discover their play personality
  • identify and experience the 16 types of play
  • generate ideas for playful learning in their own classrooms
  • HAVE FUN WHILE LEARNING! 

PARTICIPATION IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 75 WHO SIGN UP! REGISTER SOON!

REGISTRATION FEES (includes book and lunch):*
FREE to SW KS LiNK Consortium Districts
(Copeland, Deerfield, Kismet-Plains. Montezuma, Ness City,
Satanta, Stanton County, Sublette, Syracuse, Ulysses). 
FREE to HPEC Member Districts*
*All general education teachers of HPEC sponsoring districts will receive a $125 travel compensation stipend from HPEC for attending. Completion of W-9 is required. Sponsored districts include: 476 Copeland, 216 Deerfield, 218 Elkhart, 363 Holcomb, 210 Hugoton, 452 Johnson (Stanton County), 215 Lakin, 467 Leoti (Wichita County), 371 Montezuma, 209 Moscow, 217 Rolla , 507 Satanta, 466 Scott County, 374 Sublette, 494 Syracuse, 200 Tribune (Greeley County), 214 Ulysses.
ALL OTHERS
$60/person for SWP Members not listed above
$75/person for Non Members not listed above


COLLEGE CREDIT:
Optional 0.5 graduate-level credit available from MNU for $45. Requires assignment completion.
CANCELLATION:
Events with less than 5 registrants are subject to cancellation one week prior to event date.

Love & Logic: Adults Supporting Youth with Challenging Pasts (Sessions 5 & 6 of 6)

Aug 3 from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

IN-PERSON AND ZOOM ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE

Presented by Sherry Pinkley, USD 217, Trained/Independent Facilitator of Love and Logic Curricula

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

https://forms.gle/MhfPsQZsvws2vwoz8

This curriculum is designed to cut through the complexity of some very challenging topics and provide real solutions that can be applied immediately...rather than a lot of theory or abstract ideas. Step-by-step instructions are provided for all modules.

YOU WILL LEARNING POWERFUL INSIGHTS INTO:
  • How trauma affects the brain
  • Why the intense and extremely upsetting behaviors seen in these kids represent attempts to self-protect and survive
  • The science behind healthy attachment relationships and why such bonds form the foundation for emotional and neurological healing
  • How to apply Love and Logic strategies so that adults can take good care of themselves while addressing root causes...not just symptoms
  • Establishing healthy boundaries, avoiding destructive power struggles, overcoming defiance, and guiding these youth toward success
  • Many more skills and concepts applicable to kids who need hope

Today's sessions (5 & 6) focus on "Supporting Learning and Achievement at School" and "Empowering Them toward Success in Life". Join us as we learn how trauma affects achievement motivation, discover why it's important to avoid control battles over learning, and analyze the connection between chores, self-esteem and empowerment.

This session is appropriate for PK-12 educators/administrators, social workers, counselors, foster & adoptive parents and any others serving children and teens who've experienced trauma.

REGISTRATION FEE (includes resource):
$135/person for SWP members
$150/person for non members
Free to HPEC Members*
*This workshop is partially sponsored by HPEC. HPEC will pay the registration fee for the first 10 general education teachers who register (from all districts combined, not individual districts). Notification will be made by SWPRSC for those not covered by HPEC. Sponsored districts include: 476 Copeland, 216 Deerfield, 218 Elkhart, 363 Holcomb, 210 Hugoton, 452 Johnson (Stanton County), 215 Lakin, 467 Leoti (Wichita County), 371 Montezuma, 209 Moscow, 217 Rolla , 507 Satanta, 466 Scott County, 374 Sublette, 494 Syracuse, 200 Tribune (Greeley County), 214 Ulysses.

COLLEGE CREDIT: Optional 0.5 graduate-level college credit available from MidAmerica Nazarene University for $45. Requires completion of assignment.
REGISTRATIONS/CANCELLATIONS: Trainings with less than 5 registrations are subject to cancellation one week prior to the event date.

NW Admin Council

Aug 3 from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM

IN-PERSON & ZOOM ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/ASH825H6skT3mGBf7

Collaborative opportunity for area superintendents and PK-12 principals to come together to share their successes, challenges and learn about/discuss state initiatives and other areas essential to a successful school system. Separate roundtable session for principals during NKESC SPED meeting at end of council.

REGISTRATION FEE:
NO CHARGE

Lunch provided courtesy of NKESC.

SWP Supts Council

Aug 4 from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM

IN-PERSON & ZOOM ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/qVKST3VC7EAsKRVcA

Collaborative opportunity for area superintendents to come together to share their successes, challenges and learn about/discuss state initiatives and other areas essential to a successful school system.   Participation is welcome in person or by Zoom.  

REGISTRATION FEE:*
FREE to SWPRSC members
$30/person for non-members
*includes lunch for onsite participants

Mentor Training

Aug 5 from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Southwest Plains Regional Service Center, 810 Lark Ave, Sublette, KS 67877, USA

IN-PERSON AND ZOOM ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE
Facilitated by Jen Stelter, SWPRSC

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 
https://forms.gle/f9btDEL3ym7dvUjt7

This is a professional learning opportunity for those participating as a mentor in any KSDE approved mentoring program supporting new teachers, as well as those participating in the SWPRSC Teacher Mentoring Program as the mentor. Learn the best practices in how to be an impactful mentor, gather resources to help be the best mentor possible, and gain a network of others who have chosen to support those new to the education profession! This session counts as both the initial, comprehensive and annual refresher course for the SWPRSC Mentor Program Training.

TAKE AWAYS FOR THE DAY:
1. Best practices in how to mentor a new teacher 
2. Resources to use in your mentoring sessions 
3. SWPRSC mentors will have a session at the end of the day to learn the expectations of the SWPRSC Program.

THIS TRAINING IS APPROPRIATE FOR ANY EDUCATOR WHO HAS BEEN ASSIGNED TO BE A MENTOR TO A NEW TEACHER, AS WELL AS THOSE PARTICIPATING IN THE SWPRSC TEACHER MENTORING PROGRAM.

REGISTRATION FEES:
$125/person for SWP Members
$140/person for Non Members
COLLEGE CREDIT:
Optional 0.5 graduate-level credit available from MNU for $45. Requires assignment completion.
CANCELLATION:
Events with less than 5 registrants are subject to cancellation one week prior to event date.

Annual PDC Training

Aug 9 from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

NKESC, 703 W 2nd Street, Oakley

IN-PERSON AND ZOOM ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE
Facilitated by Dr. Amber Miller & Traci Taylor, SWPRSC

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/zg4kktAUcfmcddHk6

Professional Development Council (PDC) chairpersons are required by KSDE to be trained annually. This training meets that requirement.

Participants will learn the requirements for approving professional development points for teacher licensure. Additionally, they will gain a better understanding of the SWPRSC PDC system, such as how to upload artifacts and approve transcripts and individual development plans (IDPs).

REGISTRATION FEES:
FREE to Members of the Southwest Plains PDC Consortium
$65/person for Non Consortium Members
COLLEGE CREDIT:
Not available.
CANCELLATION:
Events with less than 5 registrants are subject to cancellation one week prior to event date.

Dyslexia Training

Aug 9 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

IN-PERSON AND ZOOM ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE
Facilitated by Dr. Gayla Lohfink SWPRSC

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/inaeUNT5ZLEigtBM8

In November, 2019, the Kansas State Board of Education unanimously approved recommendations on dyslexia. These recommendations state school systems shall provide evidence based and consistent professional learning opportunities consisting of training regarding the nature of dyslexia, an introduction to procedures to identify students who are struggling in reading, and an introduction to intervention strategies and procedures. 

Under no circumstances will this six hour training prepare you to fully understand dyslexia, characteristics of dyslexia, the science of reading, or structured literacy. This state-developed training is to inform you and will meet the expectations as outlined by KESA. It is intended to stretch your teaching practices, help you gain a better understanding of this initiative, and to find areas to take deeper dives for your own learning.

This training is appropriate for elementary education endorsed, early childhood unified, high incidence Special Education K-12, English Language Arts 5-12, Reading Specialists, School Psychologists, Paraeducators (highly recommended).

REGISTRATION FEES:
$125/person for SWP Members
$140/person for Non Members
COLLEGE CREDIT:
Optional 0.5 graduate-level credit available from MNU for $45. Requires assignment completion.
CANCELLATION:
Events with less than 5 registrants are subject to cancellation one week prior to event date.

Annual PDC Training

Aug 10 from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

IN-PERSON AND ZOOM ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE
Facilitated by Dr. Amber Miller & Traci Taylor, SWPRSC

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/4JvWf4dz6K6Kg2s5A

Professional Development Council (PDC) chairpersons are required by KSDE to be trained annually. This training meets that requirement.

Participants will learn the requirements for approving professional development points for teacher licensure. Additionally, they will gain a better understanding of the SWPRSC PDC system, such as how to upload artifacts and approve transcripts and individual development plans (IDPs).

REGISTRATION FEES:
FREE to Members of the Southwest Plains PDC Consortium
$65/person for Non Consortium Members
COLLEGE CREDIT:
Not available.
CANCELLATION:
Events with less than 5 registrants are subject to cancellation one week prior to event date.

Learning Solutions (formerly FuelEd) Training for Admins & Mentors

Aug 11 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

IN PERSON AND VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE
Facilitated by Cheryl Rasmussen*, Learning Solutions

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/kMM9wWNsd9ZTop2Q8

Whether you're new to Learning Solutions (formerly FuelEd) or not, this training will be helpful to jump start the new school year with a review of the basics. Join us to learn what you need to know to help your students succeed on the Learning Solutions platform.

*Please Note: Cheryl will be attending virtually.  A SWPRSC FuelEd support person will be available in person.

REGISTRATION FEES:  NO CHARGE
COLLEGE CREDIT: Not available.
CANCELLATION:  Events with less than 5 registrants are subject to cancellation one week prior to event date.

Translator Training for Paras

Aug 18 from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE
Facilitated by Maria Ortiz-Smith, SWPRSC

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/pbRpXbdHNKNkAPx79

Translators do more than communicate a message; they bridge family/educator relationships. The valuable art of translating requires more than knowing two languages. Come and learn how to enhance your practice.

PARTICIPANTS WILL:
  • examine the intercultural role of translators
  • relate common tasks to the language and information-mining competences;
  • apply the information-mining competence to define common educational terminology
  •  engage in reflective practice by using a translator self-assessment.
THIS SESSION IS APPROPRIATE FOR K-12 TRANSLATORS AND/OR THOSE WHO USE TRANSLATORS.
  
REGISTRATION FEES:
$125/person for SWP Members
$140/person for Non Members
Free to HPEC Member Districts*
*This workshop is being provided free to all general education teachers from HPEC sponsoring districts with CEIS funds. Sponsored districts include: 476 Copeland, 216 Deerfield, 218 Elkhart, 363 Holcomb, 210 Hugoton, 452 Johnson (Stanton County), 215 Lakin, 467 Leoti (Wichita County), 371 Montezuma, 209 Moscow, 217 Rolla , 507 Satanta, 466 Scott County, 374 Sublette, 494 Syracuse, 200 Tribune (Greeley County), 214 Ulysses.

COLLEGE CREDIT (for certified teachers only):

Optional 0.5 graduate-level credit available from MNU for $45. Requires assignment completion.
CANCELLATION:
Events with less than 5 registrants are subject to cancellation one week prior to event date.

Unconscious Bias - Identity: Laying the Foundation for Understanding Bias

Aug 25 from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE
Facilitated by Maria Ortiz-Smith, SWPRSC

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
 https://forms.gle/UkFKDH9CwNohHMit8

Reaching educational equity requires reflective practice, especially regarding bias. Everyone has biases, and not all biases are negative or hurtful. The best way to become aware of unconscious bias is to get to know, reflect on, and celebrate your own identity.

PARTICIPANTS WILL:
  •  use an anticipatory guide to reflect on educational equity
  • analyze components of identity to identify cultural blind spots that interfere with equity
  • use Assumptions Inquiry to explore alternative interpretations of perspectives

THIS SESSION IS APPROPRIATE FOR K-12 EDUCATORS, ADMINISTRATORS, PARAS, AND CLASSIFIED STAFF (SECRETARIES, NUTRITION, ETC.)

REGISTRATION FEES:
$125/person for SWP Members
$140/person for Non Members
Free to HPEC Member Districts*
*This workshop is being provided free to all general education teachers from HPEC sponsoring districts with CEIS funds. Sponsored districts include: 476 Copeland, 216 Deerfield, 218 Elkhart, 363 Holcomb, 210 Hugoton, 452 Johnson (Stanton County), 215 Lakin, 467 Leoti (Wichita County), 371 Montezuma, 209 Moscow, 217 Rolla , 507 Satanta, 466 Scott County, 374 Sublette, 494 Syracuse, 200 Tribune (Greeley County), 214 Ulysses.

COLLEGE CREDIT:
Optional 0.5 graduate-level credit available from MNU for $45. Requires assignment completion.
CANCELLATION:
Events with less than 5 registrants are subject to cancellation one week prior to event date.

KansaSTAR Training

Aug 27 from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Southwest Plains Regional Service Center, 810 Lark Ave, Sublette, KS 67877, USA

IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE
Facilitated by Jen Stelter SWPRSC

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/uFVQuzZ8XLDtjyhv5

Districts will REVIEW the free, online state program KansaSTAR.This program walks districts through the school improvement process to write and monitor school improvement plans for KESA and Title I (required for all school-wide Title beginning in 20-21, while also having the capability to be a repository for all KESA work and evidence). 

The morning will REVIEW the updated system and participants will examine examples of quality school improvement work. The afternoon work session will utilize the time for teams to input information and update their KSSTAR plans with the support of the SWPRSC Consultant. 

Districts are encouraged to send a team of two or more (Title/school improvement) to come REVIEW the ins and outs of KansaSTAR and take advantage of the time to work together to input your information into the system.

PARTICIPANTS WILL:
  • explore the research and tools in KansaSTAR for school improvement plans
  • analyze and plan how to use KansaSTAR in the KESA process
This session is appropriate for PK-12 educators and administrators using the KansaSTAR system.

REGISTRATION FEES:
$125/person for SWP Members
$140/person for Non Members
COLLEGE CREDIT:
Optional 0.5 graduate-level credit available from MNU for $45. Requires assignment completion.
CANCELLATION:
Events with less than 5 registrants are subject to cancellation one week prior to event date.

Utilizing Padlet for Autonomous Learning for MS/HS Adolescents

Aug 30 from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE
Facilitated by Dr. Amber Miller, SWPRSC

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/hU12EYGwR97dbf9S6

Padlet is the perfect platform for both synchronous and asynchronous learning. Learn to utilize it with your lesson plans and novel units from content from the book:Boyd, A. & Darragh, J., (2019). Reading for Action: Engaging Youth in Social Justice through Young Adult Literature. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield. 

REGISTRATION FEE:
$125/person for SWP members
$140/person for non members
COLLEGE CREDIT:
Optional 0.5 graduate-level college credit available from MidAmerica Nazarene University for $45. Requires completion of assignment.
REGISTRATIONS/CANCELLATIONS: 
Trainings with less than 5 registrations are subject to cancellation one week prior to the event date.

SWP Supts Council

Sep 1 from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM

IN-PERSON & ZOOM ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/uiR49Jcpa7UDCgjJ8

Collaborative opportunity for area superintendents to come together to share their successes, challenges and learn about/discuss state initiatives and other areas essential to a successful school system.   Participation is welcome in person or by Zoom.  
REGISTRATION FEE:*
FREE to SWPRSC members
$30/person for non-members
*includes lunch for onsite participants

NW Admin Council

Sep 2 from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM

IN-PERSON & ZOOM ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/iKNPvXUbmhgxcmrR7

Collaborative opportunity for area superintendents and PK-12 principals to come together to share their successes, challenges and learn about/discuss state initiatives and other areas essential to a successful school system. Separate roundtable session for principals during NKESC SPED meeting at end of council.

REGISTRATION FEE:
NO CHARGE

Lunch provided courtesy of NKESC.

Principals Council

Sep 16 - ALL DAY

IN-PERSON & ZOOM ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/YVsBpwucRvhzb5Ga7

Collaborative opportunity for area PK-12 principals to come together to share their successes, challenges and learn about/discuss state initiatives and other areas essential to a successful school system.  Participation is welcome in person or by Zoom.  
 
REGISTRATION FEE:*
FREE to SWPRSC members
$30/person for non-members
*includes lunch for onsite participants

NW Admin Council

Oct 5 from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM

IN-PERSON & ZOOM ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/CiW3GbLvmBbN6EZK8

Collaborative opportunity for area superintendents and PK-12 principals to come together to share their successes, challenges and learn about/discuss state initiatives and other areas essential to a successful school system. Separate roundtable session for principals during NKESC SPED meeting at end of council.

REGISTRATION FEE: 
NO CHARGE
Lunch provided courtesy of NKESC.

SWP Supts Council

Oct 6 from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM

IN-PERSON & ZOOM ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/Cvq9KZwbMPhfv8HE7

Collaborative opportunity for area superintendents to come together to share their successes, challenges and learn about/discuss state initiatives and other areas essential to a successful school system.   Participation is welcome in person or by Zoom.  
REGISTRATION FEE:*
FREE to SWPRSC members
$30/person for non-members
*includes lunch for onsite participants