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May
3

9:30 AM

1:00 PM

NW Admin Council
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. 

REGISTRATION FEE:
NO CHARGE

Lunch provided courtesy of NKESC.
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May
3

2:00 PM

3:00 PM

CTE Data Dashboard & Program Improvement PLN
THIS IS A VIRTUAL ONLY EVENT
Facilitated by Joni Clark-Leiker (JCL Consulting) & Natalie Briscoe (SWPRSC)

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https://forms.gle/VRbMCoRugw9Ahmgi7

This professional development series will address and support the importance of data collection and data management related to program improvement.  The CTE Data Dashboard/Program Improvement PLN will focus on key data points districts use in collecting, reporting, analyzing and communicating program improvement goals and plans.

THROUGH the PLN PROCESS DISTRICTS WILL:
  • establish a data management team
  • establish a data management district guide
  • build/establish a District Data Dashboard (tool)
  • become familiar with data analysis tools such as Tree of Influence to analyze district data
  • Align district improvement targets with CTE Pathway Improvement Plan
The CTE Data Dashboard and Program Improvement PLN series will begin in late August, 2021 and will be offered throughout the 2021-2022 school term, concluding in May, 2022.  This professional development series will consist of short informational sessions along with collaboration time. 

Each scheduled session will be approximately one hour in length. 
Each registered member will have access to resource materials supporting data management and analysis.  District staff who work with or have a need to know and understand CTE data collection and the impact on district success measures will find the CTE Data Dashboard and Program Improvement PLN series most beneficial.

All SWPRSC CTE Perkins districts can join for FREE!
A $250 stipend will be given to CTE Consortium members that attend all 6 sessions. 

REGISTRATION FEE:
FREE to SWPRSC Perkins/CTE Consortium Members
$125/person for non-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 last session.
Virtual via ZOOM
CTE/Perkins
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May
4

8:30 AM

1:00 PM

SWP Supts Council
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.   

REGISTRATION FEE:*
FREE to SWPRSC members
$30/person for non-members
*includes lunch for onsite participants
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May
12

8:30 AM

2:30 PM

KansaSTAR Training
THIS IS A REPEAT SESSION FROM FIRST SEMESTER.

IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE
Facilitated by Jen Stelter SWPRSC

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https://forms.gle/e9TNLoGa5CUeA8HN7

Districts will REVIEW the free, online state program KansaSTAR.This program walks districts through the school improvement process to write and monitor school improvement plans for KESA and Title I (required for all school-wide Title beginning in 20-21, while also having the capability to be a repository for all KESA work and evidence). 

The morning will REVIEW the updated system and participants will examine examples of quality school improvement work. The afternoon work session will utilize the time for teams to input information and update their KSSTAR plans with the support of the SWPRSC Consultant. 

Districts are encouraged to send a team of two or more (Title/school improvement) to come REVIEW the ins and outs of KansaSTAR and take advantage of the time to work together to input your information into the system.

PARTICIPANTS WILL:
  • explore the research and tools in KansaSTAR for school improvement plans
  • analyze and plan how to use KansaSTAR in the KESA process
THIS SESSION IS APPROPRIATE FOR PK-12 EDUCATORS AND ADMINISTRATORS USING THE KANASTAR SYSTEM.

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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May
12

8:30 AM

11:30 AM

PLT Praxis Prep for K-6
IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE

Facilitated by Natalie Briscoe, SWPRSC

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https://forms.gle/N3tduCs1e9WfBRmCA

The Principles of Learning and Teaching Praxis exam is required for teacher licensure.
Participants will go through the Praxis Study Companion and review:
  • The format of the Praxis tests
  • Review topics such as human development, learning processes, instructional processes, diverse learners, educational psychology, and professional issues that will be assessed on the test
  • 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 PLT PRAXIS.

REGISTRATION FEES:
$65/person for SWP Members
$80/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 W. Lark Avenue, Sublette

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May
17

8:30 AM

2:30 PM

CTE Student Data Management: Training & Work Time
IN PERSON AND VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE.

Facilitated by Amanda Williams, KSDE PSA Pathways Help Desk

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https://forms.gle/1wAZaLkNrwokYVER8

Amanda Williams from KSDE, will provide training for CTE Student Data Management data entry, a required component of Perkins V.

TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • What data do we collect, and why?
  • Getting started
  • Collecting the data
  • CTE Student Data Management data entry
  • KIDS Reports (KCAN, EOYA)
  • Assigning students to pathways
  • Updating student status
REGISTRATION FEE:
FREE TO SWP Carl Perkins Consortium Member Districts

Non-Consortium Member: $25/person

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

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May
31

8:30 AM

2:30 PM

ESOL Praxis Bootcamp: Plan, Implement, Assess, Evalutate
IN-PERSON AND ZOOM ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE
Facilitated by Jessie Bloyd, SWPRSC

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https://forms.gle/YbjY3KUC87zrpwaF8

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

THIS SESSION IS APPROPRIATE FOR ALL K-12 EDUCATORS.

REGISTRATION FEES:
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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