SWP Superintendents Council

Feb 3 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

KansaSTAR: Review and Work Session

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

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

Facilitated by Jen Stelter, SWPRSC

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Participants 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 schoolwide Title  programs beginning in 20-21, while also having the capability to be a repository for all KESA work and evidence).

The morning session will focus on a REVIEW of the updated system and provide an opportunity to examine examples of quality school improvement work. The afternoon work session will utilize the time for teams to input information and update their KansaSTAR plans with consultant support.

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 dedicated work time to input your information into the system.

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.      


Competency Based Learning

Feb 8 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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Come join us as we dive into the 2020 Navigating Change document to learn, explore, and plan next steps with Competency Based Learning (CBL).
We will define CBL with its purpose, analyze the components of CBL, walk through the structure of the document, and help design an action plan to guide you through the next steps toward implementation.
Leave this professional learning with the confidence to move forward as Kansas educators look to re-imagine classrooms and meet our students where they are, while providing innovative experiences for them to demonstrate their learning!

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. This course is STAR program eligible and provides opportunities for an additional 0.5-2.5 credit hours.
REGISTRATION/CANCELLATION: 
Trainings with less than 5 registrations are subject to cancellation one week prior to the event date.

FAST Essentials Training Session 3 of 4

Feb 9 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 SESSISON INCLUDE:
  • Screening Reports (Group Screening Report, Screening to Intervention Report)
  • Screening Review and Q & A
  • Why Progress Monitor
  • Selecting Progress Monitoring Measures
  • Reading Progress Monitoring: Measures and Selection
  • 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 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.  

Counselors Council

Feb 11 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

Xello Cadre 3 of 3

Feb 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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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 the 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 Kansas KESA Kadre 3/4

Feb 16 from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM

NKESC, 703 W 2nd St, Oakley, KS 67748, USA

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.  

FAST Essentials Training Session 4 of 4

Feb 16 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

via Zoom

Facilitated by Shaketa Gillard, Illuminate Certified FastBridge Instructor

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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:
  • Math Progress Monitoring: Measures and Selection
  • Progress Monitoring Setup in FastBridge
  • Progress Monitoring Logistics
  • Individual Progress Monitoring Report
  • Closing 
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. 

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.

Investigating Real-World Experiences in Early Childhood Classrooms

Feb 17 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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"Scientifically" explore how young children naturally engage in inquiry, reasoning, and problem-solving every day in the real world. Then investigate and study strategies that support children’s science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) skills and thinking and consider how language, math, and science processes share a common approach. Scientists (participants) will view and then act upon ways to build children’s real-world learning that is responsive, interactive, and nurturing by planning engaging environments and learning experiences.  
THIS WORKSHOP IS APPROPRIATE FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD AND PK-K EDUCATORS.

OBJECTIVES FOR THE DAY INCLUDE:
    to identify ways young children naturally engage in inquiry, reasoning, and problem|
      solving through every day routines and learning opportunities;
   .  to observe and describe how language, math, and science processes share a
      common focus/approach;
   .  to view examples/models and then plan personalized, engaging environments and
      learning experiences that promote nurturing, responsive interactions for young
      children.
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.

9 Essential Skills for the Love and Logic Classroom, Part 2

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

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

Presented by Sherry Pinkley, USD 217 Rolla, Certified Love & Logic Trainer

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Low stress strategies for highly successful educators! Create a school environment that stimulates responsible behavior and high levels of academic achievement. Develop positive, cooperative relationships with even the most difficult students.

This session is appropriate for all educators, PK-12.

OBJECTIVES OF THE DAY:
  • discover a simple strategy that neutralizes arguing;
  • recognize the benefits of delaying consequences;
  • identify the 5 core principles of Love and Logic.
REGISTRATION FEE:*
$140/person for SWP members
$155/person for non members
*Resource included: 9 Essential Skills for the Love and Logic Classroom workbook. If you have the workbook already, the price is $10 less.
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 Superintendents Council

Mar 3 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette,

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
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

NW KS Administrators Council

Mar 4 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.

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

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.

Managing PBL with Online Resources

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

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

Presented by Dr. Amber Miller
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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.

NW Kansas KESA Kadre 4/4

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

Northwest Ks Educational Services, 703 W 2nd St, Oakley, KS 67748, USA

Facilitated by Dr. Sue Jenkins
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
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

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.    

NW KS Administrators Council

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

NKESC, 703 W 2nd Street, Oakley,

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.

SWP Superintendents Council

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

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette,

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
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,

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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

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 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.