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Jan
30

8:30 AM

2:30 PM

Dyslexia: Tier 1 Supports for Middle & Secondary Students
IN-PERSON ONLY 

Facilitated by KSDE Early Literacy/Dyslexia Team

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/cnV9vYnrmwpNLkT88

This opportunity provides curriculum directors, instructional coaches, and middle/secondary content teachers a day of professional learning to support instruction for students who struggle with reading and/or writing. 

TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • information regarding how the brain acquires reading/writing ability and the role of both language structures and the limbic system in mediating reading and writing acquisition

  • application of a structured literacy framework for older students who need support for acquiring strong literacy skills

  • discussion regarding the role that assessments play in determining not only interventions, but how to "tweak" Tier 1 ELA and and/or core class instruction to integrate more science of reading practices

  • examination of strategies that all content area teachers can use to help students across content in all classes

  • exploration of various models of support - how schools are striving to meet the needs of students in a secondary setting - the who, when, where and how

  • opportunity for teachers to network and brainstorm ways to overcome challenges for meeting the needs of older students who struggle with reading and writing

REGISTRATION FEE:*
$25/person
*includes lunch

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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Jan
31

8:30 AM

2:30 PM

KSDE Math PLC: Getting Kids to T.H.I.N.K. in Math
IN-PERSON AND ZOOM ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE

Facilitated by Amber Boyington - Olathe Public Schools and other KSDE Teacher Leaders

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/yWFe1rdDvkU3uJncA

T.H.I.N.K.: Transformative Tasks, High-Impact Practices, Instruction, Networking and Kid-Focused

In this regional math PLC, teachers will explore how engaging in rich math tasks reach every student. Participants will learn how thinking tasks connect with their content and how to transform everyday questions into high-quality math problems. The morning will focus on the benefits and transforming tasks. The afternoon will focus on finding resources, networking, and applying practices for your content. Come join us and T.H.I.N.K!

THIS SESSION IS APPROPRIATE FOR GRADES K-12.

REGISTRATION FEES:
$25/person (includes lunch for onsite participants)
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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Jan
31

8:30 AM

11:30 AM

Navigating Winter FastBridge Reports (AM Session)
IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE
Facilitated by Crystal Steinmetz, SWPRSC

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/R8zmQy5LEapA9jKD8

The FastBridge Universal Screening Assessment Tool provides a variety of reports to help drive instruction at the classroom, building and district levels. Join this session to dive deeper into a selection of those reports, including the Group Growth Report, Group Screening Report, Individual Skills Report and more. We will be analyzing building and student learning data along with connecting it to instructional practices that impact student learning.

Bring your winter FastBridge data to analyze during the session.

THIS SESSION IS APPROPRIATE FOR K-12 FASTBRIDGE USERS.

REGISTRATION FEES:

$65/person for SWP Members
$70/person for Non Members

COLLEGE CREDIT: Not Available
Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

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Jan
31

12:00 PM

3:00 PM

Navigating Winter FastBridge Reports (PM Session)
THIS IS A REPEAT OF THE MORNING SESSION
IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE 
Facilitated by Crystal Steinmetz, SWPRSC

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/9ZZghJmhRzJts5af7

The FastBridge Universal Screening Assessment Tool provides a variety of reports to help drive instruction at the classroom, building and district levels. Join this session to dive deeper into a selection of those reports, including the Group Growth Report, Group Screening Report, Individual Skills Report and more. We will be analyzing building and student learning data along with connecting it to instructional practices that impact student learning.

Bring your winter FastBridge data to analyze during the session.

THIS SESSION IS APPROPRIATE FOR K-12 FASTBRIDGE USERS.

REGISTRATION FEES:

$65/person for SWP Members
$70/person for Non Members

COLLEGE CREDIT: Not Available.
Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

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Feb
1

8:30 AM

1:00 PM

SWP Supts Council
IN-PERSON & ZOOM ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/bvJqWimS3JNEa2p77

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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Feb
2

9:30 AM

1:00 PM

NKESC Admin Council
IN-PERSON & ZOOM ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/nTanYC1d2DyAg7dm9

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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Feb
2

9:30 AM

2:00 PM

SWKE Healthcare Showcase
IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE ONLY

Facilitated by Joe Coles & Various Community Partners

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT HAS REACHED CAPACITY

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 healthcare field to meet with adults and business partners in these areas to learn about "a day in the life", skills it takes to get there and possibly 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 JANUARY 26, 2023.
Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette
SWKE Showcases
SWKE Showcases

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Feb
6

9:00 AM

12:00 PM

Homeless/Migrant Cadre (4/4)
VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE ONLY

Facilitated by Emily Davis, SWPRSC Consultant

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/txqTm3uiorPd7G2XA

This workshop will help identify homeless children and youth, provide wraparound services, and provide resources that will help address the many struggles homeless children and youth face, and ensure that homeless children and youth are able to attend school and participate fully in school activities.

REGISTRATION FEE:
FREE to SWP HCY CONSORTIUM MEMBER DISTRICTS:
USD 102,  USD 111, USD 200,  USD 203, USD  209, USD 215,  USD 216, USD 217,  USD 218, USD 219, USD 220, USD 225, USD 226, USD 227, USD 300, USD 303, USD 351, USD 363, USD 371, USD 395, USD 407, USD 422, USD 438, USD 452, USD 459, USD 466, USD 476, USD 477, USD 482, USD 483, USD 494, USD 507

$50/person for SWP members
$60/person for non members

COLLEGE CREDIT: Not available. 
REGISTRATIONS/CANCELLATIONS: 
Trainings with less than 5 registrations are subject to cancellation one week prior to the event date.
Virtual via ZOOM
Homeless
Homeless

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Feb
7

8:30 AM

2:30 PM

KESA Guided Work Day: HS Graduation
IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE

Facilitated by Jen Stelter & Kaylee Schwieterman, SWPRSC

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

High School Graduation is one of the State Board Outcomes (SBO) in the KESA process. Come to this work session to review, explore and learn the predictive factors for graduation and how these can be used for data analysis in KESA. Sharing of best practices, as well as networking will benefit all schools in this continuous school improvement process.

Participants will use websites for resources and will benefit from bringing data currently used in the area of HS Graduation related to KESA or access to school data but it is not required.

THIS SESSION IS APPROPRIATE FOR ALL TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS WHO WORK WITH THE KESA PROCESS AND.OR THOSE WORKING SPECIFICALLY WITH THE SBO GRADUATION RATE.

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.
NKESC, 703 W 2nd Street, Oakley

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Feb
9

8:30 AM

2:30 PM

KESA Guided Work Day: HS Graduation
IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE

Facilitated by Jen Stelter & Kaylee Schwieterman, SWPRSC

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/u2J8Qh59VFyYt8iq6

High School Graduation is one of the State Board Outcomes (SBO) in the KESA process. Come to this work session to review, explore and learn the predictive factors for graduation and how these can be used for data analysis in KESA. Sharing of best practices, as well as networking will benefit all schools in this continuous school improvement process.

Participants will use websites for resources and will benefit from bringing data currently used in the area of HS Graduation related to KESA or access to school data but it is not required.

THIS SESSION IS APPROPRIATE FOR ALL TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS WHO WORK WITH THE KESA PROCESS AND.OR THOSE WORKING SPECIFICALLY WITH THE SBO GRADUATION RATE.

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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Feb
13

8:30 AM

2:30 PM

Engaging ELs in Academic Conversations: Support for Content Teachers
IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE 
Presented by Dr. Gayla Lohfink, SWPRSC

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/WuoEdwb8vBiXpy6C6

Let's explore together how to boost our EL's oral language through academic conversations. We will start by becoming more aware of the structures of academic conversations and the skills/strategies we want to foster in and through. Let's go beyond "turn and talk" and engage in ways to help our multilingual learners build academic vocabulary, grammar and critical thinking skills by showing them ways to question, connect to prior knowledge, and reflect. Won't you join our conversation and consider how and what "talk moves" facilitate our professional learning?

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

REGISTRATION FEE:
FREE for SWPRSC Title III Consortium 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.
Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

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Feb
15

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/twiDsTBqf9zzr6q76

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 and CALP. Consider how structured literacy components of syllabication and morphology impact word learning for second language learners. Participate in go-to strategies that help build your EL students' background knowledge, widen their word usage and content learning, increase their orla language in the classroom, and lessen your need for teacher talk.

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

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Feb
15

8:30 AM

2:30 PM

KESA Cadre for Year 1, Session 3 of 3

IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE 

Facilitated by Jen Stelter, SWPRSC

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/4BP6VDdqogC52gDe9

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 ANY TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS CURRENTLY WORKING IN YEAR 1 OF NEW KESA CYCLE 2.

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.
Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

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Feb
16

9:00 AM

1:00 PM

SWP Principals Council
IN-PERSON & ZOOM ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/X8zTqAgekvPaDjrq7

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.  
 
REGISTRATION FEE:*
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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Feb
20

8:30 AM

2:30 PM

Cooperative Learning Strategies for ALL Teachers
IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE ONLY

Facilitated by Jessie Bloyd, SWPRSC 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/tXdjsvw7ME7h2tdTA

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 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-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.
Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

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Feb
20

8:30 AM

2:30 PM

Regional Science PLC: Investigating Routines and Rigor for Science
IN-PERSON AND ZOOM ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE

Facilitated by Neil Lundgren, USD 457, KSDE Teacher Leader

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/xUh8QFDD16F7vZzf9

During this regional Science PLC, KSDE Teacher Leader, Neil Lundgren, will introduce participants to the investigation routine from our standards framework and walk through how it can help to determine appropriate rigor for our students. The morning will provide a scaffold for this approach and the afternoon will provide support for implementation in specific classrooms with collaboration from those in attendance. 

THIS SESSION IS APPROPRIATE FOR CURRICULUM LEADERS AND TEACHERS WHO FOCUS ON SCIENCE INSTRUCTION.

REGISTRATION FEES:*
$25/person 
*includes lunch for onsite participants

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
Science
Science
Professional Learning Communities (PLC)
Professional Learning Communities (PLC)

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Feb
21

8:30 AM

2:30 PM

KESA Year 1 Guidance for NW Kansas

IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE

Facilitated by Dr. Amber Miller, SWPRSC

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/8SNaL9xdt8tMe2pBA


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

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Feb
22

5:00 PM

6:00 PM

Secondary ELA Cadre (3/3)
VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE ONLY

Facilitated by Kaylee Schwieterman, SWPRSC Consultant

WHAT:: Take a closer look at Kansas Language Arts Standards and instructional practices to develop classroom routines, structures, and assessments.

WHY: Planning and running a language arts classroom can be overwhelming when looking at all of the state standards and needs within your classroom. We will share and discuss how to prioritize time and content to support teachers and students. 

WHO: All secondary ELA teachers and admin (6th-12th) who would like to know more about how to support students and teachers in the ELA classroom.

FEBRUARY 22 - SESSION 3: Assessment Tools to Save Time and Gather Data
In our final session, we will look at:


  • Using assessments strategically to save time and gather relevant data.


  • Standards-based grading resources and structures.


CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR SESSION 3
https://forms.gle/fVVx8YU3ibUxf29e7

REGISTRATION FEE:
$25/person/session for SWP Members
$30/person/session for Non members

COLLEGE CREDIT: Not available.
REGISTRATION/CANCELLATION: 
Sessions with less than 5 registrations are subject to cancellation one week prior to the event date.  

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Feb
23

9:00 AM

12:00 PM

NKESC Homeless/Migrant Cadre (4/4)
VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE ONLY

Facilitated by Brittany Schields, SWPRSC Consultant

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/xNDiD2gCPLe2Si6y6

This workshop will help identify homeless children and youth, provide wraparound services, and provide resources that will help address the many struggles homeless children and youth face, and ensure that homeless children and youth are able to attend school and participate fully in school activities.

REGISTRATION FEE:
FREE to SWP HCY CONSORTIUM MEMBERS
(USD 103, USD 105, USD 208, USD 211, USD 241, USD 242, USD 274, USD 275, USD 291, USD 292, USD 293, USD 294, USD 297, USD 314, USD 315, USD 316, USD 352, USD 412, USD 468)
$50/person for SWP members
$60/person for non members

COLLEGE CREDIT: Not available
REGISTRATIONS/CANCELLATIONS: 
Trainings with less than 5 registrations are subject to cancellation one week prior to the event date.
Virtual via ZOOM
@ NKESC
@ NKESC
Homeless
Homeless

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Feb
27

8:30 AM

2:30 PM

Play to Learn
THIS IS AN IN PERSON ONLY EVENT

Facilitated by Dr. Gayla Lohfink, Kaylee Schwieterman & Dr. Amber Miller, SWPRSC

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/WJeoVfydVhnzq5UM7

Explore how neuroscientists describe the "why" of play, learning, and oral language development; and then consider "how" early childhood educators can embed children's inquiry, cause and effect reasoning, problem-solving, and literacy within a learning platform of play. See how you can build upon your young children's assessment data and integrate published resources to plan for and implement real-world-learning--aligned to state standards--in your classroom.

Join us for break-out sessions on STEM, music, literacy/oral development, social-emotional learning, challenging behaviors and more!

THIS SESSION IS APPROPRIATE FOR PRESCHOOL, KINDERGARTEN AND PRIMARY TEACHERS, INSTRUCTIONAL COACHES AND ADMINISTRATORS.

REGISTRATION FEES:

$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.

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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