Remote Learning through Google Suite for Education

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

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

IN-PERSON & ZOOM ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE

Presented by Dr. Amber Miller
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Remote learning requires engagement and motivation for every student. Learn all that Google apps have to offer in engaging and simplifying learning in both remote and in-person settings. Participants will learn more of what Google apps have to offer and receive templates for engaging and motivating activities.
THIS WORKSHOP IS APPROPRIATE FOR EDUCATORS AND ADMINISTRATORS IN GRADES 3-12.  
OBJECTIVES OF THE DAY INCLUDE:
  .  become familiar with the full-scope of uses of Google apps for education
  .  learn new ways to utilize Google Suite apps for education
  .  skills needed to implement templates provided (for immediate use)
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.

SWP - PLN - Data Management Support for CTE

Mar 9 from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Virtual via ZOOM

THIS IS A VIRTUAL ONLY EVENT
Facilitated by Kim Mauk and Traci Taylor, SWPRSC

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Join us for an opportunity to discuss and ensure you are completing all data expectations for CTE. These brief sessions will allow participants to ask questions and review current timelines for data completion.   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.

NW Kansas KESA Kadre 4/4

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

Northwest KS Educational Services, 703 W 2nd Street, Oakley

IN-PERSON & ZOOM ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE

Facilitated by Dr. Sue Jenkins
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Join us for enhanced collaborative and individual support for the Kansas Education Systems Accrediation (KESA) process. Content is driven by KESA expectations as outlined by KSDE/KSBE. Continuous Learning Plans and KESA work will be integrated, as appropriate. Districts participate via selected system representatives (max of 7/system/session). Focus will be on Year 4 tasks with adjustments provided for participating districts in Year 3 or 5. 

KADRE TASKS INCLUDE:
  • Review of OVT Annual Report (to guide next steps)
  • Annual review of Compliance & Foundations
  • Continued Goal Implementation (as per Action Plans)
  • Continued Growth Measurement (collection, disaggregation and analysis of data, artifacts & evidence)
  • Professional Learning Plan (aligned to KESA Goals and SBOE Outcomes)
  • Stakeholder Engagement (ongoing feedback & sphere of support)
  • Preparation of Year 4 OVT System visit
REGISTRATION FEE:
$700/district for all 4 sessions (maximum team size per session is 7)
COLLEGE CREDIT: Optional 0.5 graduate-level college credit available from MidAmerica Nazarene University for $45. Requires completion of assignment.

Understanding EL Family Culture and Experience: Beyond Cinco de Mayo

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

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

THIS EVENT IS 100% VIRTUAL WITH ATTENDANCE AVAILALBE ONLY VIA ZOOM.

Presented by Maria Ortiz-Smith
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Understanding EL family culture starts with knowing our own identities. Come explore your sources of identity and learn to move from your comfort zone to your risk zone where growth happens. Regularly assessing our perspectives will help us grow in cultural proficiency and avoid cultural disconnects. Let's go beyond Cinco de Mayo and transition to using our differences to strengthen our school systems!  
THIS WORKSHOP IS APPROPRIATE FOR EDUCATORS AND ADMINISTRATORS, PK-12

PARTICIPANTS WILL:
   .  identify their sources of identity
   .  reflect using the Cultural Proficiency Continuum
   .  plan ways in which to impact change in their schools 
REGISTRATION FEE:
FREE to SWP 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.
REGISTRATION/CANCELLATION: 
Trainings with less than 5 registrations are subject to cancellation one week prior to the event date.    

ESOL Praxis Bootcamp: Linguistics & Culture

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

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

IN-PERSON & ZOOM ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE

Facilitated by Carol Panzer, SWPRSC
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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.
THIS WORKSHOP IS APPROPRIATE FOR EDUCATORS, PK-12.

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)
REGISTRATION FEE:
FREE to SWP 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.
REGISTRATION/CANCELLATIONS: 
Trainings with less than 5 registrations are subject to cancellation one week prior to the event date.

NW KS Administrators Council

Apr 6 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

NKESC, 703 W 2nd Street, Oakley,

IN-PERSON & ZOOM ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE
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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

Apr 7 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette,

IN-PERSON & ZOOM ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE
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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

Counselors Council

Apr 8 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette,

IN-PERSON & ZOOM ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE
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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

ESOL Praxis Bootcamp: Planning & Implementing Instruction/Assessment & Evaluation

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

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

IN-PERSON & ZOOM ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE

Facilitated by Carol Panzer, SWPRSC
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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.
THIS WORKSHOP IS APPROPRIATE FOR ALL EDUCATORS, PK-12


TODAY'S SESSION FOCUSES 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 
REGISTRATION FEE:
FREE to SWP 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.
REGISTRATION/CANCELLATIONS: 
Trainings with less than 5 registrations are subject to cancellation one week prior to the event date.

ESOL Cadre 3 of 3

Apr 13 from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

IN-PERSON & ZOOM ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE

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. The cadre is designed for PK-12 ESOL/Content teachers.

BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATION 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.

SWP - PLN - Data Management Support for CTE

Apr 13 from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Virtual via ZOOM


THIS IS A VIRTUAL ONLY EVENT
Facilitated by Kim Mauk and Traci Taylor, SWPRSC

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Join us for an opportunity to discuss and ensure you are completing all data expectations for CTE. These brief sessions will allow participants to ask questions and review current timelines for data completion.   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.

Principals Council

Apr 15 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette,

IN-PERSON & ZOOM ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE
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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

Visible Sense-Making Through the Science Standards for Grades K-6

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

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

IN-PERSON & ZOOM ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE

Presented by Meg Richard, KSDE Science Consultant

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During this session, participants will examine the Kansas State Science Standards and practice constructing/using science storylines to guide students in a sense-making process centered around anchoring phenomena. This session will include strategies for tracking students' understanding as well as techniques for how to ensure class discourse is equitable. 

Participants will want to bring a unit on which to focus and an electronic device for use during the day.

THIS WORKSHOP IS APPROPRIATE FOR EDUCATORS AND ADMINISTRATORS, GRADES K-6

REGISTRATION FEE:*
$25/person  
*Fee includes lunch
COLLEGE CREDIT: 
Optional 0.5 graduate-level college credit available from MidAmerica Nazarene University for $45. Requires completion of assignment.
REGISTRATION/CANCELLATIONS: 
Trainings with less than 5 registrations are subject to cancellation one week prior to the event date.

Visible Sense-Making Through the Science Standards for 7th-12th Grades

Apr 21 from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

IN-PERSON & ZOOM ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE

Presented by Meg Richard, KSDE Science Consultant
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

During this session, participants will examine the Kansas State Science Standards and practice constructing/using science storylines to guide students in a sense-making process centered around anchoring phenomena. This session will include strategies for tracking students' understanding as well as techniques for how to ensure class discourse is equitable. 

Participants will want to bring a unit on which to focus and an electronic device for use during the day.


THIS WORKSHOP IS APPROPRIATE FOR EDUCATORS AND ADMINISTRATORS, GRADES 7-12

REGISTRATION FEE:*
$25/person 
*Fee includes lunch.
COLLEGE CREDIT: 
Optional 0.5 graduate-level college credit available from MidAmerica Nazarene University for $45. Requires completion of assignment.
REGISTRATION/CANCELLATIONS: 
Trainings with less than 5 registrations are subject to cancellation one week prior to the event date.

Dyslexia Training

Apr 22 from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

IN-PERSON & ZOOM ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE

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 $45. Credit reguires completion of assignment.
REGISTRATIONS/CANCELLATIONS: 
Trainings with less than 5 registrants are subject to cancellation one week prior to the event date.

Managing PBL with Online Resources

Apr 23 from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Ave, Sublette, KS 67877, USA

IN-PERSON & ZOOM ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE

Presented by Dr. Amber Miller

NOTE: Date changed from March 11 to April 23.

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In today's remote learning scenarios, student-centered learning is pertinent to autonomous learning. Participants will learn how to facilitate online project-based learning through the use of Headrush and PBLWorks platforms, as well as engaging students with standard PBL teaching and learning components.
THIS WORKSHOP IS APPROPRIATE FOR EDUCATORS AND ADMINISTRATORS IN GRADES 3-12.

OBJECTIVES INCLUDE:
   .  learn ways to utilize online PBL platforms to extend student-centered learning
   .  increase awareness of online PBL resources 

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.

ESOL Praxis Bootcamp: Language & Professional Issues

Apr 26 from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM

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

IN-PERSON & ZOOM ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE

Facilitated by Carol Panzer, SWPRSC
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
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:
  • Registers of language
  • Important theorists for teachers of ELs
  • Literacy instruction
  • Acronyms important for teachers of ELs
REGISTRATION FEE:
FREE to SWP 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.
REGISTRATION/CANCELLATIONS: 
Trainings with less than 5 registrations are subject to cancellation one week prior to the event date.

Title I Cadre 3/3

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

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

IN-PERSON & ZOOM ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE

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.    

SWP - PLN - Data Management Support for CTE

May 3 from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Virtual via ZOOM


THIS IS A VIRTUAL ONLY EVENT
Facilitated by Kim Mauk and Traci Taylor, SWPRSC

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Join us for an opportunity to discuss and ensure you are completing all data expectations for CTE. These brief sessions will allow participants to ask questions and review current timelines for data completion.   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.

NW KS Administrators Council

May 4 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

NKESC, 703 W 2nd Street, Oakley,

IN-PERSON & ZOOM ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
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.