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Sep
27

8:30 AM

2:30 PM

KESA Guided Work Day: Kindergarten Readiness
IN PERSON AND VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE

Facilitated by Dr. Amber Miller & Crystal Steinmetz, SWPRSC


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/XLwB6XcaTB5r3ZNVA

Kindergarten Readiness is a fundamental foundation to a successful high school graduate. Come and network with other systems to familiarize yourself with the KSDE rubric for alignment  to support the KESA process. Be ready to learn and share about a rigorous, sustained, and systemic commitment to addressing this SBO.  Participants will share examples and network with other systems to also support those who are planning to apply for the KSDE STAR Recognition award.


THIS SESSION IS APPROPRIATE FOR KESA DLT MEMBERS AND ADMINISTRATORS.

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.
REGISTRATION/CANCELLATION: 
Trainings with less than 5 registrations are subject to cancellation one week prior to the event date.  
Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

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Sep
27

9:00 AM

10:00 AM

IPS PLN Advanced Series
VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE ONLY

Facilitated by Joni Clark-Leiker

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE ADVANCED SERIES
https://forms.gle/KTc6wzE3XouUPZED7

The Advanced Individualized Plans of Study Professional Learning Network (IPS PLN) sessions will address IPS connections to KESA and the development and implementation of a comprehensive PK-12 career preparation curriculum, IPS Star Rubric (all elements), elementary level and middle level career development/IPS Frameworks and other topics as requested by participants.

Each session of the series will be offered twice (one morning option and one afternoon option).  Pick the one that works best for your schedule! 


THE DATES OF THE SERIES ARE:

SESSION 1: September 27 (9:00AM-10:00AM) OR September 28 (2:00PM - 3:00PM) 
SESSION 2: October 11 9:00AM-10:00AM)   OR October 12 (2:00PM - 3:00PM)
SESSION 3: October 25(9:00AM-10:00AM)  OR October 26 (2:00PM - 3:00PM)
SESSION 4: November 8 (9:00AM-10:00AM)   OR November 9 (2:00PM - 3:00PM)
SESSION 5: December 13 (9:00AM-10:00AM)   OR December 14 (2:00PM - 3:00PM)
SESSION 6: January 10 (9:00AM-10:00AM)   OR January 11 (2:00PM - 3:00PM)
SESSION 7: January 24 (9:00AM-10:00AM)   OR January 25 (2:00PM - 3:00PM)

REGISTRATION FEE FOR THE SERIES:
FREE to SWPRSC Perkins Consortium Member Districts

 (Ashland, Bucklin, Cimarron, Comanche County, Deerfield, Dighton, Elkhart, Fowler, Greeley County, Hodgeman County, Holcomb, Hugoton, Ingalls, Kiowa County, Kismet-Plains, Lakin, Meade, Montezuma, Ness City, Rolla, Satanta, Scott County, Skyline, Spearville, Stanton County, Sublette, Syracuse, Ulysses, Wichita County)

$125/person for non SWPRSC consortium members

COLLEGE CREDIT:
Optional 0.5 graduate-level college credit available from MidAmerica Nazarene University for $45. No course assignment required but attendance at one date of each session is.
CTE/Perkins
CTE/Perkins

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Sep
27

2:00 PM

3:00 PM

IPS PLN Year 1 Series
VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE ONLY

Facilitated by Joni Clark-Leiker

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE SERIES
https://forms.gle/AanKYTd2sy1YAEGC6

The Year 1 Individualized Plans of Study Professional Learning Network (IPS PLN) will focus on supporting districts with the development and implementation of a comprehensive PK-12 framework offering a continuum of varied levels of exposure to postsecondary/career preparation as it relates to KESA and the KSDE IPS Star Recognition Program. Participants of this virtual series will focus on the IPS Framework, complete an IPS district self-study, gain an understanding of the four state-defined minimum IPS components, and develop an IPS framework with grade-band components and strands reflecting each district's unique structure.

Each session of the series will be offered twice - one morning option and one afternoon option. Pick the one that works best for your schedule! The dates of the series are listed below:

SESSION 1: September 27 (2:00PM-3:00PM) OR September 28 (9:00AM-10:00AM)
SESSION 2: October 11 (2:00PM-3:00PM) OR October 12 (9:00AM-10:00AM)
SESSION 3: October 25 (2:00PM-3:00PM) OR October 26 (9:00AM-10:00AM)
SESSION 4: November 8 (2:00PM-3:00PM) OR November 9 (9:00AM-10:00AM)
SESSION 5: December 13 (2:00PM-3:00PM) OR December 14 (9:00AM-10:00AM)
SESSION 6: January 10 (2:00PM-3:00PM) OR January 11 (9:00AM-10:00AM)
SESSION 7: January 24 (2:00PM-3:00PM) OR January 25 (9:00AM-10:00AM)


REGISTRATION FEE FOR THE SERIES:
FREE to SWPRSC Perkins Consortium Member Districts

 (Ashland, Bucklin, Cimarron, Comanche County, Deerfield, Dighton, Elkhart, Fowler, Greeley County, Hodgeman County, Holcomb, Hugoton, Ingalls, Kiowa County, Kismet-Plains, Lakin, Meade, Montezuma, Ness City, Rolla, Satanta, Scott County, Skyline, Spearville, Stanton County, Sublette, Syracuse, Ulysses, Wichita County)

$125/person for non SWPRSC consortium members

COLLEGE CREDIT:
Optional 0.5 graduate-level college credit available from MidAmerica Nazarene University for $45. No course assignment required but attendance at one date of each session is.
 
Virtual via ZOOM
CTE/Perkins
CTE/Perkins

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Sep
27

6:30 PM

8:00 PM

KPERS Retirement Seminar
IN PERSON AND VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE

Facilitated by Ardith Dunn & John Black, KPERS Representatives

Register with your Online Account  

Full list of all KPERS 2022 Fall Pre-Retirement Seminar Dates & Locations

This seminar will cover retirement topics to answer questions mainly about KPERS 1 and KPERS 2; however, KPERS 3 will also be covered, just not as extensively. It is designed specifically for persons that are 1-10 years from KPERS retirement. If you are further from retirement but would like to understand your KPERS retirement options, this seminar is also for you.

  • Some topics covered include: employee & employer contributions

  • eligibility

  • things to consider prior to retirement

  • retirement calculations

  • your online account

  • the retirement process

  • rules governing working after retirement.  

The seminar will last approximately 75 minutes and will have time for questions. The KPERS representative will be available after the session for any further questions.

REGISTRATION FEE: FREE
COLLEGE CREDIT: NOT AVAILABLE
Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

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Sep
28

9:00 AM

2:00 PM

Test Coordinators Training

Facilitated by Julie Ewing, KSDE Assessment Coordinator

IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE ONLY

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/8jnLMNTBqPEPsX7s9

Whether you are a new or veteran test coordinator, make plans to attend one of the trainings held across the state in September and October. This training will cover the test coordinator’s responsibilities, using Kite and updates for the upcoming year. Although attendance is not mandatory, test security and ethics will be included in this training.  If you are the district test coordinator and attend this training, it will count as your required annual security and ethics training for this school year.

REGISTRATION FEE:*
$25/person
*includes lunch

COLLEGE CREDIT: Not available
CANCELLATION:
Events with less than 5 registrants are subject to cancellation one week prior to event date.

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette
KSDE
KSDE

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Sep
29

8:30 AM

2:30 PM

What I Need You to Know About Me: Getting to Know Your Multicultural Students
IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE

Facilitated by Maria Ortiz-Smith, SWPRSC 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/tfsptG9cXKzXtNZL6


We hear it so much, relationships are at the heart of all learning. How do we build genuine relationships with culturally and linguistically diverse students? What social emotional and instructional tools are available? Teachers will receive and practice easy to implement tools and strategies for cross-cultural relationship-building and content delivery. Join us for this and more! 

REGISTRATION FEES:
FREE to SWP Title III Consortium Members
$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.
Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

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Sep
29

9:30 AM

2:00 PM

SWKE Agriculture Showcase
IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE ONLY

Facilitated by Joe Coles & Various Community Partners

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/poMQuAJ2ATTptiKd8

Southwest Kansas Entrepreneurship (SWKE): School, Business & Community Partnership
MISSION: To keep our school graduates in southwest Kansas where they will live a happy and successful life with family and career.

This session will provide an opportunity for high school students that are interested in the agriculture field to meet with local business members to learn about necessary skills and possible internship opportunities. Important leadership skills will also be interwoven into the day's format.

THIS OPPORTUNITY IS APPROPRIATE FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, COUNSELORS AND ADMINISTRATORS.

Lunch is provided and there is no cost for this event.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 22, 2022.
Hy-Plains Feedyard LLC, 7505 US-56, Montezuma
Student Events
Student Events
SWKE Showcases
SWKE Showcases

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Sep
30

8:30 AM

11:30 AM

STEMM FIRE Student Conference -AM Session
IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE ONLY

Facilitated by the staff of STEMM Fire

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/XxZxnKz9h1HYinu87

STEMM Career Exploration! An exciting offering for your 6-12 grade students to spend 3 hours learning about careers in-person from various professionals in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medicine. STEMM FIRE will be bringing a handful of STEMM professionals out to speak about each of their careers, students then get hands-on with items from their fields, small group Q&A sessions, meet & greet with opportunities to set up mentoring and shadowing and more! Lineup of speakers TBA. Past speakers have included orthopedic surgeons, electrical engineers, lineman, nursing, nuclear engineering, physicist, veterinary medicine, agronomist, agricultural technologist, etc.

THIS SESSION IS APPROPRIATE FOR 6TH-12TH STUDENTS, COUNSELORS, CAREER ADVISORS AND ADMINISTRATORS.

REGISTRATION FEES:
FREE TO EVERYONE!

COLLEGE CREDIT:
Not available.
CANCELLATION:
Events with less than 5 registrants are subject to cancellation one week prior to event date.
South Gray High School, 103 W. Sunnyside Avenue, Montezuma
Student Events
Student Events

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Sep
30

12:00 PM

3:00 PM

STEMM FIRE Student Conference - PM Session
IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE ONLY

Facilitated by the staff of STEMM Fire

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/uSLRNif9teYjWbxXA

STEMM Career Exploration! An exciting offering for your 6-12 grade students to spend 3 hours learning about careers in-person from various professionals in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medicine. STEMM FIRE will be bringing a handful of STEMM professionals out to speak about each of their careers, students then get hands-on with items from their fields, small group Q&A sessions, meet & greet with opportunities to set up mentoring and shadowing and more! Lineup of speakers TBA. Past speakers have included orthopedic surgeons, electrical engineers, lineman, nursing, nuclear engineering, physicist, veterinary medicine, agronomist, agricultural technologist, etc.

THIS SESSION IS APPROPRIATE FOR 6TH-12TH STUDENTS, COUNSELORS, CAREER ADVISORS AND ADMINISTRATORS.

REGISTRATION FEES:
FREE TO EVERYONE!

COLLEGE CREDIT: Not available.
CANCELLATION: 
Events with less than 5 registrants are subject to cancellation one week prior to event date.
South Gray High School, 103 W. Sunnyside, Montezuma
Student Events
Student Events

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Oct
3

8:30 AM

2:30 PM

KESA Guided Work Day: Civic Engagement
IN PERSON AND ZOOM ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE

Facilitated by Maria Ortiz-Smith & Jessie Bloyd, SWPRSC

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/1nMHNFa3wjRpFcEY6


Civic Engagement is an integral component of a successful high school graduate. Come network with other systems to develop your students' individual and collective abilities to make political and nonpolitical actions.

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.
REGISTRATION/CANCELLATION: 
Trainings with less than 5 registrations are subject to cancellation one week prior to the event date.  
Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette
KESA
KESA

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Oct
4

9:30 AM

1:00 PM

NKESC Admin Council
IN-PERSON & ZOOM ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/XYr2xAQeMnS9SSGa8

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. 

REGISTRATION FEE:
NO CHARGE

Lunch provided courtesy of NKESC.
NKESC, 703 W. 2nd Street, Oakley
@ NKESC
@ NKESC
Councils
Councils

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Oct
5

8:30 AM

1:00 PM

SWP Supts Council
IN-PERSON & ZOOM ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/jMS6aooHhjvoHytD6

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.   

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

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette
Councils
Councils

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Oct
6

8:30 AM

11:30 AM

How to Navigate IEPs in the CTE Classroom
THIS IS A VIRTUAL EVENT ONLY

Facilitated by Chelsey Livingston, SKACD Transition Coordinator

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/AzWfTErGHDtcUp2k8

This session is all about how to provide IEP-necessitated accommodations and modifications in the CTE classroom. Allow a previous CTE and special education teacher to guide you through how to implement an IEP in your classroom to help your students equitably access your curriculum.

REGISTRATION FEE:
FREE to SWPRSC Perkins/CTE Consortium Members
$45/person Non Consortium Members
COLLEGE CREDIT: Not available.
Virtual via Zoom
CTE/Perkins
CTE/Perkins

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Oct
10

8:30 AM

2:30 PM

Elementary CKT Praxis Prep: Reading & Science
THIS IS AN IN-PERSON EVENT ONLY.

Facilitated by Natalie Briscoe, SWPRSC

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/6FHu5jeuRbYaJu4L7

The Elementary Education: Content Knowledge for Teaching Praxis exam (#7811) includes four subtests in Reading, Math, Science, and Social Studies. This session will focus on preparing teachers to pass the Reading (#7812) and Science (#7814) portions of the test. Participants will go through the Praxis Study Companion and: 

  • Review the format of the Praxis tests

  • Review reading and language arts topics such as planning and facilitating instruction, analyzing student learning, foundational literacy skills, language knowledge, and constructing meaning from text.


  • Review scientific instructional goals, big ideas, and topics such as scientific language, discourse, vocabulary, definitions, and resources relating to elementary science standards.


  • Create a study resource document

  • Review practice questions and explanations of correct answers

  • Review test-taking tips and strategies.


THIS SESSION IS APPROPRIATE FOR K-6 TEACHERS NEEDING TO PASS THE READING (#7812) AND SCIENCE (#7814) SUBTESTS OF THE ELEMENTARY CONTENT TET (#7811) FOR LICENSURE.

REGISTRATION FEES:

$125/person for SWP Members
$140/person for Non Members

COLLEGE CREDIT:
Not available.
CANCELLATION:
Events with less than 5 registrants are subject to cancellation one week prior to event date.
Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette
Science
Science
ELA/Literacy
ELA/Literacy
Praxis Prep
Praxis Prep

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Oct
10

8:30 AM

2:30 PM

PLC Extravaganza!!
IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE ONLY

Facilitated by KSDE Teacher Leaders

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/MYeruX5QZtpS6toB9

We invite HGSS educators in grades K-12 to join us for this PLC Extravaganza with a focus on the following areas:

  • Civics

  • Hands-on social studies

  • Inquiry Design Model (IDM), Part II

  • Classroom Based Assessment (CBA)

REGISTRATION FEES:
$25/person (includes lunch)

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.
El Quartelejo Museum, 902 W 5th Street, Scott City
Professional Learning Communities (PLC)
Professional Learning Communities (PLC)

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Oct
11

8:30 AM

2:30 PM

KESA Year 1 Guidance

IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE

Facilitated by Dr. Amber Miller, SWPRSC

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/Rqqdx6iq2sFELrVa6

Collaborative and individual support for the Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) process is necessary in creating a cohesive accredited system. Content is driven by KESA expectations as outlined by KSDE/KSBE. Continuous Learning Plans and KESA work will be integrated.
FOCUS WILL BE ON SYSTEMS BEGINNING YEAR 1 OF THE NEW KESA CYCLE.

Each session will include but not be limited to: timelines and tasks, data organization, report writing, collaboration, and work time.

THIS SESSION IS APPROPRIATE FOR DISTRICT LEADERSHIP/KESA TEAMS.

REGISTRATION FEE:
$125/person for Members
$140/person for Non Members

COLLEGE CREDIT:
Optional 0.5 graduate-level credit available from MNU for $45. Requires assignment completion.
NKESC, 703 W 2nd Street, Oakley
KESA
KESA

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Oct
12

8:30 AM

2:30 PM

Developing Networks of Vocabulary Knowledge for ELs: Explicit Vocabulary Instruction for Secondary Teachers
IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE
Facilitated by Dr. Gayla Lohfink, SWPRSC

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/QV6QU5Lms1VUDZaN7

How well do EL students know words in your content area? What are the benefits of vocabulary routines for English language learners? Engage in teaching practices that deepen your EL students' networks of vocabulary knowledge. Consider how structured literacy components of syllabication and morphology impact word learning for second language learners. Participate in GoTo strategies that help build your EL students' background knowledge and build their word usage and content learning.

THIS SESSION IS APPROPRIATE FOR INTERMEDIATE ELEMENTARY TEACHERS (GRADES 3-6), MIDDLE SCHOOL & HIGH SCHOOL CONTENT TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS, INSTRUCTIONAL COACHES & TITLE TEACHERS.

REGISTRATION FEES:
FREE to SWP Title III Consortium Members
$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.
Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette
Title III
Title III
ELA/Literacy
ELA/Literacy
ESOL
ESOL

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Oct
13

9:00 AM

1:00 PM

SWP Counselors Council
IN-PERSON & ZOOM ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/wRfPyrCjzuofyoCu7

Collaborative opportunity for area PK-12 counselors to come together to share their successes, challenges and learn about/discuss state initiatives and other areas essential to a successful school system.

REGISTRATION FEE:
FREE to SWPRSC members
*
 includes lunch for onsite participants
$30/person for non-members
Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette
Councils
Councils

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Oct
13

1:00 PM

3:00 PM

Xello Cadre (1/4)
IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE 
Presented by Emily Davis, SWPRSC

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/niinFQMMfJM7xQqG7

Does your district use Xello? What is it? Why do I need it and how do I use it? Join your colleagues for three sessions this year to learn information on the navigation and implementation of Xello. These cadres will include collaborative opportunities to come together to share successes and challenges; and learn about/discuss topics related to this important piece of the Kansas Individual Plan of Study.

Each session will begin with information on the workings of Xello, include highlights on available features, time for Q & A, "from the field" sharing of district practices by area teachers/counselors, as well as participant-directed "hot topics."   

REGISTRATION FEE:
FREE to SWPRSC Perkins Consortium Members
$25/person for SWP members
$40/person for non members
COLLEGE CREDIT: Not available.
REGISTRATIONS/CANCELLATIONS: Trainings with less than 5 registrants are subject to cancellation one week prior to the event date.
Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette
Xello
Xello

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Oct
14

8:30 AM

2:30 PM

Cooperative Learning Strategies for Elementary Educators
IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE

Facilitated by Jessie Bloyd, SWPRSC 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/ZahGa5n7cMe69Ypg8

Learn how to plan and implement effective cooperative learning strategies into your lessons to increase student engagement and improve academic student conversations. This workshop is for any elementary teacher wanting to activate students in deeper and more impactful dialogue in your classroom.

THIS SESSION IS APPROPRIATE FOR ANY EDUCATOR, PARAPROFESSIONAL OR ADMINISTRATOR IN GRADES K-5.

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.
Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

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