SWP Superintendents Council

May 5 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

Better Conversations...to be More Credible, Caring & Connected

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

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

IN-PERSON & ZOOM ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE

Presented by Michelle Harris, (Jim Knight) Instructional Coaching Group

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Effective teachers, coaches, leaders, and educators communicate their message clearly, build healthy emotional connections with others, and maneuver through emotionally complex situations in ways that allow them to speak the truth so that they will be heard. This workshop introduces 6 beliefs and 10 habits that promote healthy and productive relationships.

PARTICIPANTS WILL:

  • Identify and explore their own beliefs and habits; 
  • Build new habits that will have an immediate, positive impact on their ability to communicate at work and at home;
  • Leave the session with a self-coaching strategy they can use to continue improving their communication skills long after they leave the workshop.


**Participants are required to have the "Better Conversations Book Bundle". If you need to purchase the book bundle, you can do so now through this link.

REGISTRATION FEE:
FREE to SW KS LiNK Consortium Districts (Copeland, Deerfield, Kismet-Plains. Montezuma, Ness City, Satanta, Stanton County, Sublette, Syracuse, Ulysses). Book purchase can be submitted for reimbursement through LiNK funds.
$75/person for SWP members
$90/person for non members
Includes lunch (for onsite attendees)
Book bundle is not included in the registration fee.
COLLEGE CREDIT: Optional 0.5 graduate-level college credit 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.


Student Engagement to Increase Learning

May 27 from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

IN-PERSON & ZOOM ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE

Presented by Michelle Harris, Jim Knight Instructional Coaching Group  

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Student engagement is an important aspect of learning, and a highly effective way to improve instruction. Based on the Data Toolkit in The Impact Cycle (2017) and chapters 5-9 in High-Impact Instruction by Jim Knight, this workshop focuses on defining the different types of engagement, how to measure them, and using teaching strategies to hit corresponding goals.
This workshop is appropriate for PK-12 educators and administrators.

PARTICIPANTS WILL:

  • Learn what distinguishes the different types of engagement: Behavioral, Cognitive, Emotional;
  • Develop methods for gathering data and measuring various types of engagement;
  • Practice the five teaching strategies proven to reach engagement goals and increase learning: Thinking Prompts, Effective Questioning, Stories, Cooperative Learning, and Authentic Learning.

**Participants are required to have the "Student Engagement workbook". If you need to purchase a book, you can do so now through this link.

REGISTRATION FEE:
FREE to SW KS LiNK Consortium Districts (Copeland, Deerfield, Kismet-Plains. Montezuma, Ness City, Satanta, Stanton County, Sublette, Syracuse, Ulysses). Book purchase can be submitted for reimbursement through LiNK funds.
$70/person for SWP members
$85/person for non members
Includes lunch (for onsite attendees)
Book is not included in the registration fee.

COLLEGE CREDIT: Optional 0.5 graduate-level college credit 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.


Thomas Murray: Leading Through Change

Jun 7 from 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

In-person and Zoom attendance options available


Presented by THOMAS MURRAY, Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools

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How can schools and classrooms transform from desks in rows, students facing forward, and teachers at the front to a learning environment that is personalized, innovative and connected with the community?
 
This hands-on, engaging workshop will challenge the thinking of school leaders and inspire them to transform their districts, schools and classrooms into ones that better prepare students for the world they face tomorrow.

Participants will:
  • gain access to a myriad of free tools and resources to guide school transformation
  • explore and reflect upon each gear of the Future Ready Framework
  • leverage a human-centered design protocol to envision a Future Ready Student and leave with a toolkit to replicate the process

Schedule for the Day:
    8:00-8:30   Registration/Check-In and Optional Book Signing/Photos w/Presenter
    8:30-8:45   Welcome & Introduction
  8:45-11:30   Tom Murray, Leading Through Change
11:30-12:15   Lunch Break (provided for SWP onsite attendees)
  12:15-2:30   Tom Murray, Leading Through Change

REGISTRATION FEE:*
$199/person for SWPRSC member
$239/person for non members
*includes lunch and book (Personal and Authentic: Designing Learning Experiences that Impact a Lifetime)
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.

Pathways to Reading Level 1 Training

Jun 14 to Jun 18 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

Trainer: Peg Meyer, ESSDACK
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER (must sign up no later than June 4th)
This 5-day training is designed to assist the teacher in understanding phonemic awareness and phonics and their relationship to the development of reading and spelling preventively and remedially.
PARTICIPANTS WILL:
  • Learn about recent research findings and conclusions. 
  • Learn how to assess and teach phonemic awareness and phonics and integrate the instruction with the other research-based components of Fluency, Vocabulary and Comprehension. 
  • Learn how to differentiate and pace small group instruction as they provide tier one through tier three support in an RTI model.
REGISTRATION FEE: 
$795/person for SWP members
$915/person for non members  
COLLEGE CREDIT:  2.0 college credit hours available through MidAmerica Nazarene University.  Attendance at all 5 days required.  No assignment required.   

Pathways to Reading Level 2 Training

Jun 29 to Jul 1 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

Trainer: Jane Seward

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER (must sign up no later than June 18th)


Virtual participation is not an option for Level 2. 


If an in-person training is not possible due to the covid pandemic, the training will have to be rescheduled for a later date per trainer guidelines.

This training is designed as a practicum, typically with students in attendance 2 hours daily for three days. Teachers must have received PTR Level 1 training and have had the opportunity to implement the instruction.

The practicum will answer teacher questions after implementing PTR, share PTR updates and hone teacher PTR skills and pacing of instruction. Teachers receive modeling, guidance, feedback, and updates from the PTR consultant.

This is excellent training to aid in fidelity of instruction and to develop a core of knowledgeable PTR teachers. It is necessary for those planning to pursue becoming a PTR In-District Trainer. Administrators may attend at no fee and have their questions addressed.

REGISTRATION FEE: 
$470/person for SWP members
$540/person for non members
COLLEGE CREDIT: 1.0 college credit hour available through MidAmerica Nazarene University.  Attendance at all 3 days required.  No assignment required.