Xello Cadre 2 of 3

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

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

Presented by Jen Stelter
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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:
$95/person for SWP members
$115/person for non members
FREE to Members of SWP Perkins Consortium
COLLEGE CREDIT: Optional 0.5 graduate-level college credit available from MidAmerica Nazarene University for $45. Requires completion of an assignment.
REGISTRATIONS/CANCELLATIONS: Trainings with less than 5 registrants are subject to cancellation one week prior to the event date.

NW KS Administrators Council

Dec 1 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

NKESC, 703 W 2nd Street, Oakley

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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 Superintendents Council

Dec 2 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

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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 

ESOL Cadre 2 of 3

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

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

Presented by Maria Ortiz-Smith, SWPRSC
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The SWPRSC Title III/ESOL Cadre days are designed to provide participants with information about Title III and state ESOL program guidance and compliance, assessment information, Office of Civil Rights compliance, programming for English Learners (ELs), cultural competencies, and information about other state and national initiatives that affect the education of ELs. These days represent a special time for ESOL teachers to come together to network, share ideas and problem-solve, with the goal of creating a community of teachers who work to assist a growing special population in western Kansas. Please join us for our 21st year! 
The cadre is designed for PK-12 ESOL/Content teachers.

BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATING INCLUDE:
  • Remain current on ESOL/Title III guidance, assessment, and counting minutes
  • View and practice ESOL strategies and resouces for the classroom
  • Share information, resources, and lessons learned in the classroom and program
REGISTRATION FEE:
FREE for SWPRSC Title III Consortium Members
$95/person for SWP members
$115/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.

Title I Cadre 2 of 3

Dec 4 from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM

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

Facilitated by Jen Stelter
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Do you work with Title I in your building/district? If so, we invite you to join us for a day of networking and sharing of resources with other Title I colleagues. This is a great opportunity to talk about and learn to explain Title I regulations; apply best practice strategies "from the field" to current content; explore and learn about new resources to utilize with at-risk students; share assessment strategies and practices; explore new technology resources and dialogue around current "hot topics". Attend today and take-away information and strategies you can use tomorrow!
REGISTRATION FEE:
$95/person for SWP members
$115/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.

KSDE MS-HS Dyslexia Training

Dec 8 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

PRESENTERS:
Joann McRell, KSDE K - 12 ELA Consultant
Cindy Hadicke, KSDE Elementary Consultant 


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THIS IS A VIRTUAL TRAINING ONLY

Due to the demand for specific training stemming from the dyslexia initiative KSDE has developed a professional development learning day for middle and high school teachers. This training is not meant to replace the six-hours of required professional development that most educators in Kansas will receive prior to August 31, 2021. The training below is NOT required but will enhance all instruction at the middle and high school levels for struggling readers and those with characteristics of dyslexia. These sessions will be recorded for those that sign up, but we encourage teachers and leaders to attend in person if possible. 

CONTENTS OF THIS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:
  .  Tiered Systems of Support at the middle and high school 
  .  Contents of this professional development: 
           Oral Reading Fluency support for adolescents 
  .  How to complete and analyze an Oral Reading Fluency assessment 
  .  Determining skill deficit
  .  Phonology or comprehension or other 
  .  Monitored Independent reading


THIS SESSION IS FOR EDUCATORS IN GRADES 6-12.

REGISTRATION FEE:  FREE
COLLEGE CREDIT: Not available

Secondary Adolescent Literacy/Reading Comprehension

Dec 9 from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM

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

Presented by Dr. Gayla Lohfink
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A common challenge for secondary content teachers is showing students how to learn with discipline-specific-texts, especially when some of their students struggle with literacy tasks in an academic context.
PARTICIPANTS WILL:
  •  Gain awareness and participate in lesson designing that offers students’ ways to view how key ideas are organized, opportunities to connect those ideas to their backgrounds, and then understand expectations of what they are to do.
  •  View and examine various teaching strategies, such as those designed to help students build concept bridges from familiar to unfamiliar content, compare and contrast key ideas using text features, and use questions to search for ideas and/or relationships among ideas. 
  • Consider the relatedness of experiences, concepts, and words in terms of how they deliver content-specific vocabulary by engaging in activities other than looking up, defining, and memorizing word definitions. 
This workshop is appropriate for secondary teachers, coaches, para educators and administrators.

REASONS TO ATTEND:
  • To gain awareness and participate in lesson designing that offers students’ ways to view how key ideas are organized, opportunities to connect those ideas to their backgrounds, and then understand expectations of what they are to do
  • To view and examine various teaching strategies, such as those designed to help students build concept bridges from familiar to unfamiliar content, compare and contrast key ideas using text features, and use questions to search for ideas and/or relationships among ideas  
  • To consider the relatedness of experiences, concepts, and words in terms of how they deliver content-specific vocabulary by engaging in activities other than looking up, defining, and memorizing word definitions.  

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.

Counselors Council

Dec 10 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

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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
$30/person for non-members
*includes lunch for onsite participants

SWP IPS Professional Learning Network (PLN)

Dec 10 from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Facilitated by Kim Mauk and Traci Taylor, SWPRSC

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Join us for an opportunity to discuss and plan for your IPS implementation. This brief session will allow for collaboration and planning for your district IPS. All SWPRSC CTE Perkins districts can join for free!
A $150 stipend will be given to individuals that attend all 6 sessions. 

REGISTRATION FEE:
FREE to SWPRSC Perkins/CTE Consortium Members

COLLEGE CREDIT: 
Optional 0.5 graduate-level college credit available from MidAmerica Nazarene University for $45. Requires attendance at all 6 sessions and completion of assignment. Credit information will be made available at the end of the last session in December.

Student Improvement Team Training

Jan 11 from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Southwest Plains Conference Center 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

Presented by Dr. Amber Miller, SWPRSC

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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 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.
  • Learn WHY we need SIT.
  • Engage in professional conversations on curriculum, instruction, environment and the learner.
  • Shift thinking of how your system responds to student needs.

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

Dyslexia Training

Jan 12 from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

Presented by Jen Stelter
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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. 

In a concerted effort for Service Centers to act as the conduit for providing statewide professional development provided by KSDE, SWP consultants stand ready to support your district needs to meet this requirement. 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 training is to inform you. This training 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 required for all K-6 teachers, SPED teachers and middle/high school ELA teachers. 

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

The LiNK Goes On: Literacy Conference

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

100% Virtual via Zoom

Are you wondering how to keep the literacy learning link alive and moving forward during a pandemic?
Join the SW KS LiNK Grant Virtual Conference to hear distinguished speakers share instructional practices that are effective whether teaching in a face-to-face, hybrid or remote learning environment.

DRAFT AGENDA

FEATURED SPEAKERS INCLUDE: Dr. Douglas Fisher, Dr. John Almarode, Alex Kajitani, Dorina Sackman-Ebuwa, Joann McRell, Kim Muff and Cindy Hadicke.

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REGISTRATION FEE:
FREE to SWKS LiNK Consortium Districts:
Copeland, Deerfield, Kismet-Plains, Montezuma, Ness City, Satanta, Stanton County, Sublette, Syracuse, Ulysses
$60/person for SWPRSC members
$75/person for non members
COLLEGE CREDIT: Optional 0.5 graduate-level college credit available from MidAmerica Nazarene University for $45. Credit requires completion of assignment.

FAST Essentials Training Session 1 of 4

Jan 19 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

via Zoom

Facilitated by Shaketa Gillard, Illuminate Certified FastBridge Instructor

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SEATING CAPACITY IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 30 WHO SIGN UP!


Learn how to administer, interpret and use FastBridge effectively and efficiently within your system.
This 12-hour training includes key functionality, as well as resources for continued support.

TOPICS FOR THIS SESSION INCLUDE:
  • Welcome
  • User Roles and Navigating FastBridge
  • Screening with FastBridge
  • FASTtrack Reading (earlyReading English - teacher administered CBM, CBMreading English - teacher administered CBM, aReading - computer adaptive test, AUTOreading - computer based CBM)
  • Closing and Next Steps

This training is designed for beginning users and will be conducted virtually in 3-hour sessions from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM central time over the course of 4 days. 

REMAINING SESSION DATES:
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Tuesday, February 16, 2021

REGISTRATION FEE:
$50/person/session

COLLEGE CREDIT: 
Optional 1.0 graduate-level college credit available from MidAmerica Nazarene University for $90 - only available with completion of all 4 sessions.. Requires completion of assignment.  

Vocabulary Strategies for English Learners: Enhancing Cognitive Academic Language

Jan 20 from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

Presented by Dr. Gayla Lohfink
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English Learners (ELs) are one of the fastest-growing sub-groups among the school-aged populations in the United States. What instructional strategies are you implementing to specifically meet these students’ vocabulary needs? This workshop focuses on teachers’ awareness and practice of strategies meant to increase classroom opportunities for students to engage in structured, academic talk and develop students’ sophisticated vocabulary language knowledge (i.e., word structure, multiple meaning words, nuances of words, idiomatic expressions and/or figurative language). Participants will also consider vocabulary learning from socio-cultural, linguistic, cognitive, and academic dimensions in terms of helping ELs activate background knowledge, connect new word knowledge, and affirm with evidence what has been learned. This workshop is appropriate for grades PK-12.

REGISTRATION FEE:
FREE to SWP Title III consortium members
$125/person for SWPRSC 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 registrants are subject to cancellation one week prior to the event date.

Principals Council

Jan 21 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette,

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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

Poverty Simulation & Implications for Best Practice

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

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

Facilitated by Maria Ortiz-Smith
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33 million Americans live in poverty - including about 12 million children under 18. It's often difficult for those who have an adequate income and enough resources to truly understand the full impact: situations they face daily, decisions they have to make, and the fears and frustrations they feel constantly. 

We invite you to join us for an eye-opening simulation experiencing the daily, urgent stressors of living in poverty. Participants attempt to achieve a set of goals based on a given monthly income, interspersed with common challenges, by role-playing a family member or community resource provider. No matter which role you are assigned, the poverty simulation will get you outside of your life and into the life of somone not so unlike the families in your community that are living in poverty.

After the simulation, we will focus on helping to create systemic change as participants analyze current school practices and traditions to identify their implications for students living in poverty. Through this analysis, participants will be able to plan ways in which to strengthen service to students and families living in poverty.

REGISTRATION FEE:
FREE to members of SWP Perkins Consortium
$90/person for Perkins V Collaborative Consortium (ESSDACK & Smoky Hill CTE Members)
$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.   

FAST Essentials Training Session 2 of 4

Jan 26 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

via Zoom

Facilitated by Shaketa Gillard, Illuminate Certified FastBridge Instructor

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SEATING CAPACITY IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 30 WHO SIGN UP!


Learn how to administer, interpret and use FastBridge effectively and efficiently within your system.
This 12-hour training includes key functionality, as well as resources for continued support.

TOPICS FOR THIS SESSION INCLUDE:
  • Choose your Reading Adventure
  • FastBridge Math Overview, Part 1 (earlyMath - teacher administered CBM, CBMmath Automaticity - computer based CBM)
  • FastBridge Math Overview, Part 2 (aMath - computer adaptive test)
  • Choose Your Math Adventure
  • Screening Procedures
  • Closing and Next Steps

This training is designed for beginning users and will be conducted virtually in 3-hour sessions from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM central time over the course of 4 days. 

REMAINING SESSION DATES:
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Tuesday, February 16, 2021

REGISTRATION FEE:
$50/person/session

COLLEGE CREDIT: 
Optional 1.0 graduate-level college credit available from MidAmerica Nazarene University for $90 - only available with completion of all 4 sessions.. Requires completion of assignment.  

Supporting Your EL Students' Success with Informative Texts

Feb 1 from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

Presented by Mindy Applegate
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Teaching English Learners (ELs) to read and comprehend may seem daunting, but we can overcome our fears to support students in their efforts to become readers. First, you can and should use what you already know to be effective, research-based reading instruction. But, don’t stop there. You are considering this workshop because you recognize that ELs will need additional support in learning how to read informative text. 

This workshop focuses on the EL student's struggle with informative text and the learning tasks associated with it. Participants will learn how to increase English Learners' comprehension of non-fiction expository text by providing: 1) explicit instruction on how expository text is structured; 2) models of "what good readers do" to get information from expository text; 3) opportunities for practice so that ELs can identify and interact with the text; and and 4) opportunities for peer interaction with the content of the text in order to increase comprehension.  

This workshop is appropriate for grades PK-12.

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

District OVT: Are You Ready?

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

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

Presented by Dr. Sue Jenkins
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Join us at Southwest Plains to collaborate around 'all things KESA'! With the advent of the most recent State Board decision to allow districts to voluntarily suspend KESA activities, this is the perfect opportunity to get your team steeped in system and building growth measure data. Indeed, school improvement data is powerful! It can drive decision-making and innovation. Share and learn from your neighboring districts! 


COLLABORATIVE TARGETS FOR THIS WORKSHOP INCLUDE:
   .  share growth measures that are working in your district
   .  discuss data storage - how do you store and access your data AND
   .  data diving - what strategies does your team implement for data review?
       What key  questions drive your data analysis?

COME JOIN THE DISCUSSION AND MAXIMIZE THE GIFT OF EXTRA TIME IN YOUR KESA 5-YEAR CYCLE.

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.    

NW KS Administrators Council

Feb 2 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

NKESC, 703 W 2nd Street, Oakley,

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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.