Love & Logic: Adults Supporting Youth with Challenging Pasts (Sessions 1 & 2 of 6)

Jun 22 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/rTd1AvP1pfZjzmPk8

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 LEARN 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 (1 & 2) focus on "Introduction & Attachment Relationships as the Foundation" and "Dealing with Defiance & Other Difficult Behaviors". Join us and discover the principles of the triad of hope, design an intervention to use with the most difficult students, and analyze a strategy for handling defiance and passive resistance.

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.

Computer Science Education Implementation and Advanced Placement

Jun 23 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE
Facilitated by Stephen King, KSDE Consultant & Other

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/CWCa8AwikgkDEwaw7

This session, led by the Kansas Computer Science Education Program Consultant as well as officials from The College Board, is intended to answer district and building leaders’ as well as teachers’ questions related to computer science education policy, especially as it relates to advanced placement (AP) course offerings and how they can be implemented in districts across Kansas. Successful Kansas high school cases will be acknowledged and described, and the session will open to questions from the field related to computer science and STEM education.

REGISTRATION FEES*$25
*includes lunch
COLLEGE CREDIT: Not available.
CANCELLATION: Events with less than 5 registrants are subject to cancellation one week prior to event date.

Tiered Interventions

Jun 24 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 Jen Stelter, SWPRSC

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/GAtXuA8mA3pJZr8e7

Bring your team...What should they look like? How is our team doing? Come learn the basics behind Tiered Interventions, assess your current plans, and refine yours with a plan for next steps. Topics include assessments, structuring, and evidence-based resources.

THIS SESSION IS APPROPRIATE FOR 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.

Differentiated Instruction, Accommodations & Modifications

Jun 28 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 Dr. Amber Miller SWPRSC

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/qn7mihi3dcgjPGGUA

The purpose of this training is to examine options for effective differentiation within core subject areas, to embed an understanding of the importance of meeting students where they are, and to provide a framework for accommodating and modifying instruction to provide access to the general education curriculum by general education teachers.

OBJECTIVES:
  • broaden teacher knowledge of the needs of students with different abilities
  • create a rationale for the implementation of differentiation in lessons for all students
  • create differentiated lesson plans when given the time and differentiation tools for individualizing learning in the general education classroom for all students
  • support and scaffold student learning through differentiation techniques in the classroom
  • provide access to general education curriculum through accommodations & modifications for individual students
  • modify assignments to meet the individual student at their level within the general education classroom.
THIS SESSION IS APPROPRIATE FOR PK-12 EDUCATORS AND ADMINISTRATORS.

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. 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.

ESOL Praxis Bootcamp: Plan/Implement/Assess/Evaluate

Jun 28 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

NKESC, 703 West 2nd Street, Oakley

IN-PERSON AND ZOOM ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE
Facilitated by Angela Lawrence, SWPRSC

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT HAS REACHED CAPACITY

Teachers will take away suggestions for WHAT and HOW to study for the Praxis Assessment for English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). The sessions are designed to help teachers prepare their thinking and their classrooms for students whose first language is not English. The expectation for ESOL endorsed teachers is that they will be able to structure their classrooms, lesson plans, and teaching strategies to successfully support English learners. There are 3 separate workshops in this series. Pick one or more as needed to support your preparations for the ESOL Praxis.

TODAY'S SESSION WILL FOCUS ON:
  • Lesson preparation: language and content objectives
  • Cooperative learning strategies to support ELLs
  • Stages of language acquisition
  • Krashen's research on language acquisition
  • Approaches to language instruction
  • Vocabulary to support assessment procedures 

THIS SESSION IS APPROPRIATE FOR ALL K-12 EDUCATORS.
 
REGISTRATION FEES:
NKESC Members - contact Linda Teeter for pricing information
$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. 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.

Pathways to Reading Level 2 Training

Jun 29 to Jul 1 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

Trainer: Jane Seward

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT HAS REACHED CAPACITY.

If an in-person training is not possible due to the covid pandemic, the training will have to be rescheduled for a later date per trainer guidelines.

This training is designed as a practicum, typically with students in attendance 2 hours daily for three days. Teachers must have received PTR Level 1 training and have had the opportunity to implement the instruction.

The practicum will answer teacher questions after implementing PTR, share PTR updates and hone teacher PTR skills and pacing of instruction. Teachers receive modeling, guidance, feedback, and updates from the PTR consultant.

This is excellent training to aid in fidelity of instruction and to develop a core of knowledgeable PTR teachers. It is necessary for those planning to pursue becoming a PTR In-District Trainer. Administrators may attend at no fee and have their questions addressed.

REGISTRATION FEE: 
$470/person for SWP members
$540/person for non members
COLLEGE CREDIT: 1.0 college credit hour available through MidAmerica Nazarene University.  Attendance at all 3 days required.  No assignment required.  

ESOL Praxis Bootcamp: Language & Professional Issues

Jun 29 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

NKESC, 703 West 2nd Street, Oakley

IN-PERSON AND ZOOM ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE
Facilitated by Angela Lawrence, SWPRSC

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT HAS REACHED CAPACITY

Teachers will take away suggestions for WHAT and HOW to study for the Praxis Assessment for English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). The sessions are designed to help teachers prepare their thinking and their classrooms for students whose first language is not English. The expectation for ESOL endorsed teachers is that they will be able to structure their classrooms, lesson plans, and teaching strategies to successfully support English learners.
There are 3 separate workshops in this series.
Pick one or more as needed to support your preparations for the ESOL Praxis.


TODAY'S SESSION WILL FOCUS ON:
  • Registers of language
  • Important theorists for teachers of ELs
  • Literacy instruction
  • Acronyms important for teachers of ELs

THIS SESSION IS APPROPRIATE FOR ALL K-12 EDUCATORS.

REGISTRATION FEES:
NKESC Members - contact Linda Teeter for pricing information 
$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. 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.

ESOL Praxis Prep Bootcamp: Linguistics & Culture

Jun 30 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Northwest Ks Educational Services, 703 W 2nd St, Oakley, KS 67748, USA

IN-PERSON AND ZOOM ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE
Facilitated by Angela Lawrence, SWPRSC

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT HAS REACHED CAPACITY

Teachers will take away suggestions for WHAT and HOW to study for the Praxis Assessment for English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). The sessions are designed to help teachers prepare their thinking and their classrooms for students whose first language is not English. The expectation for ESOL endorsed teachers is that they will be able to structure their classrooms, lesson plans, and teaching strategies to successfully support English learners. There are 3 separate workshops in this series. Pick one or more as needed to support your preparations for the ESOL Praxis.

TODAY'S SESSION WILL FOCUS ON:
  • Parts of speech, including model verbs and verb tenses
  • Active and passive voice
  • Pragmatics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Phonemes, graphemes, morphemes, etc.
  • Intonation and word stress
  • International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)
  • Rhetorical patterns
  • Impact of language on culture and vice versa
  • Types of culture and impacts on learning
  • Listening questions sample (that will be embedded in the praxis)

THIS SESSION IS APPROPRIATE FOR ALL K-12 EDUCATORS.

REGISTRATION FEES:
NKESC Members - contact Linda Teeter for pricing information 
$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. 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.

ESOL Praxis Bootcamp: Plan/Implement/Assess/Evaluate

Jul 7 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/Cn7nzYEbnh6DHgup6

Teachers will take away suggestions for WHAT and HOW to study for the Praxis Assessment for English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). The sessions are designed to help teachers prepare their thinking and their classrooms for students whose first language is not English. The expectation for ESOL endorsed teachers is that they will be able to structure their classrooms, lesson plans, and teaching strategies to successfully support English learners. There are 3 separate workshops in this series. Pick one or more as needed to support your preparations for the ESOL Praxis.

TODAY'S FOCUS WITH SESSION ON:
  • Lesson preparation: language and content objectives
  • Cooperative learning strategies to support ELLs
  • Stages of language acquisition
  • Krashen's research on language acquisition
  • Approaches to language instruction
  • Vocabulary to support assessment procedures 


THIS SESSION IS APPROPRIATE FOR ALL K-12 EDUCATORS.

REGISTRATION FEES:
$125/person for SWP Members
$140/person for Non Members
Free to SWP Title III Consortium Members

Free to HPEC Member Districts*
* 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.

HGSS State Assessment Teacher Training

Jul 8 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 Nathan McAlister, USD 345 Seaman, HGSS Instructor

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 
https://forms.gle/xwgq5NrpULZYpzhy9

Kansas is testing for HGSS in grades 4th, 7th & 11th beginning with the 2021-22 school year. If you are a teacher in any of these grades, it is important that you understand how to plan your classroom assessment and score your students using the state rubric. We invite you to attend this teacher training to understand the inquiry-based state assessment and be prepared to report your student scores. All grades can use the rubrics throughout the school year in every social studies classroom. All grades will eventually be tested.

This session is appropriate for all HGSS teachers - especially those in grades 4, 7 & 11.

REGISTRATION FEES:  $25/person
COLLEGE CREDIT:  Not available
CANCELLATION:  Events with less than 5 registrants are subject to cancellation one week prior to event date.

HGSS State Assessment Teacher Training (repeated session)

Jul 8 from 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

THIS IS A REPEATED SESSION FROM THE MORNING.

IN-PERSON AND ZOOM ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE
Facilitated by Nathan McAlister, USD 345 Seaman, HGSS Instructor

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
 https://forms.gle/jFVH9dhhzRV92LFe6

Kansas is testing for HGSS in grades 4th, 7th & 11th beginning with the 2021-22 school year. If you are a teacher in any of these grades, it is important that you understand how to plan your classroom assessment and score your students using the state rubric. We invite you to attend this teacher training to understand the inquiry-based state assessment and be prepared to report your student scores. All grades can use the rubrics throughout the school year in every social studies classroom. All grades will eventually be tested.

This session is appropriate for all HGSS teachers - especially those in grades 4, 7 & 11.

REGISTRATION FEES:  $25/person
COLLEGE CREDIT: Not available
CANCELLATION: Events with less than 5 registrants are subject to cancellation one week prior to event date.

ESOL Praxis Bootcamp: Language & Professional Issues

Jul 14 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/Bzv5WA2HMsQUJp8z6

Teachers will take away suggestions for WHAT and HOW to study for the Praxis Assessment for English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). The sessions are designed to help teachers prepare their thinking and their classrooms for students whose first language is not English. The expectation for ESOL endorsed teachers is that they will be able to structure their classrooms, lesson plans, and teaching strategies to successfully support English learners. There are 3 separate workshops in this series. Pick one or more as needed to support your preparations for the ESOL Praxis.

TODAY'S SESSION WILL FOCUS ON:
  • Registers of language
  • Important theorists for teachers of ELs
  • Literacy instruction
  • Acronyms important for teachers of ELs
THIS SESSION IS APPROPRIATE FOR ALL K-12 EDUCATORS.

REGISTRATION FEES:
$125/person for SWP Members
$140/person for Non Members
Free to SWP Title III Consortium Members

Free to HPEC Member Districts*
* 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.

Competency Based Learning

Jul 15 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 Jen Stelter, SWPRSC

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/dfpYn96RhCnk72fEA

Come join us as we dive into the 2020 Navigating Change documents to learn, explore, and plan next steps with Competency Based Learning (CBL). We will define CBL with its purpose, analyze the components of CBL, walk through the structure of the document, and help design an action plan to guide you through the next steps toward implementation. 

Leave this professional learning with the confidence to move forward as Kansas educators look to re-imagine classrooms and meet our students where they are, while providing innovative experiences for them to demonstrate their learning.

THIS SESSION IS APPROPRIATE FOR K-12 EDUCATORS AND ADMINISTRATORS.

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.

Love & Logic: Adults Supporting Youth with Challenging Pasts (Sessions 3 & 4 of 6)

Jul 20 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/cr8vbZsyqBcHZBi69

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 LEARN 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 (3 & 4) focus "Nothing Works without Sincere Empathy" and "Setting Limits while Minimizing Power Struggles". Join us as we discover the power of using sincere empathy before a consequence, learn how to set limits in ways that build trust and security, and discuss how to gain control we need.

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.

ESOL Praxis Bootcamp: Linguistics & Culture

Jul 21 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/HpoY2776BBfAXDFW7

Teachers will take away suggestions for WHAT and HOW to study for the Praxis Assessment for English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). The sessions are designed to help teachers prepare their thinking and their classrooms for students whose first language is not English. The expectation for ESOL endorsed teachers is that they will be able to structure their classrooms, lesson plans, and teaching strategies to successfully support English learners. There are 3 separate workshops in this series. Pick one or more as needed to support your preparations for the ESOL Praxis.

TODAY'S SESSION FOCUSES ON:
  • Parts of speech, including model verbs and verb tenses
  • Active and passive voice
  • Pragmatics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Phonemes, graphemes, morphemes, etc.
  • Intonation and word stress
  • International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)
  • Rhetorical patterns
  • Impact of language on culture and vice versa
  • Types of culture and impacts on learning
  • Listening questions sample (that will be embedded in the praxis)
THIS SESSION IS APPROPRIATE FOR ALL K-12 EDUCATORS.

REGISTRATION FEES:
$125/person for SWP Members
$140/person for Non Members
Free to SWP Title III Consortium Members

Free to HPEC Member Districts*
* 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.

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/EiFmBKVUCmoiY8Lk7

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.
VIRTUAL PARTICIPATION IS NOT AVAILABLE.

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
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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.

4 Disciplines of Execution

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

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE OPTION ONLY
Facilitated by Dr. Amber Miller, SWPRSC

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
 https://forms.gle/61qn8ybs7YGwpyr27

Unleash the power of the "4 Disciplines of Execution". 4DX is an intentional, organizational, system approach to making and meeting goals through intentional design that focuses on the wildly important goals, by acting on lead measures, creating a compelling scoreboard and by creating a cadence of accountability. Based on the Franklin Covey book, "The 4 Disciplines of Execution" is imperative to fulfilling your system's goals.

PARTICIPANTS MUST BRING THEIR OWN COPY OF "THE 4 DISCIPLINES OF EXECUTION" BOOK.

THIS SESSION IS APPROPRIATE FOR K-12 ADMINISTRATION AND LEADERSHIP TEAMS.

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.

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

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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.