ESOL Cadre 3 of 3

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

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

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.

Principals Council

Apr 15 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 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

ESOL Praxis Bootcamp: Linguistics & Culture

Apr 19 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 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.

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

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

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 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

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.

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

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

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.    

NW KS Administrators Council

May 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.

SWP Superintendents Council

May 5 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

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

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.

REGISTRATION FEE:*
FREE to SW KS LiNK Consortium Districts (Copeland, Deerfield, Kismet-Plains. Montezuma, Ness City, Satanta, Stanton County, Sublette, Syracuse, Ulysses)
$110/person for SWP members
$125/person for non members
*Includes lunch (for onsite attendees) and book bundle
Onsite seating limited to social distancing guidelines in place at time of event.
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

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.

REGISTRATION FEE:*
FREE to SW KS LiNK Consortium Districts (Copeland, Deerfield, Kismet-Plains. Montezuma, Ness City, Satanta, Stanton County, Sublette, Syracuse, Ulysses)   
$90/person for SWP members
$105/person for non members
*Includes lunch (for onsite attendees) and workbook
Onsite seating limited to social distancing guidelines in place at time of event.
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

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 onsite)
  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 Autentic: 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 FOR ALL 5 DAYS
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 28 to Jun 30 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

Trainer: Peg Meyer, ESSDACK
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR ALL 3 DAYS
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.