Curriculum Cadre 2/3

Feb 3 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

VIRTUAL via ZOOM

ZOOM ATTENDANCE ONLY
Facilitated by Jen Stelter SWPRSC

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Join SWPRSC for an impactful Professional Learning Community centered around Kansas curriculum work, practices, and assessments! We have 3 sessions scheduled to meet throughout the year to keep up-to-date on these important topics.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE REMAINING SESSION:
April 19, 2022

REGISTRATION FEES:
FREE for SWP Members
$40/person for Non Members
COLLEGE CREDIT:
Optional 0.5 graduate-level credit available from MNU for $45 at conclusion of all sessions. Requires attendance at all 3 sessions plus assignment completion.
CANCELLATION:
Events with less than 5 registrants are subject to cancellation one week prior to event date.

eILP Support Session (3/4)

Feb 4 from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

VIRTUAL ONLY EVENT
Facilitated by Jessie Bloyd, SWPRSC

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
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Southwest Plains' eILP is a web-based tool for creating and storing your English Language Learners' Individual Learning Plans, goals and testing results. This platform provides easy reporting for the fiscal auditor and compliance audits. We invite you to join us for these quarterly sessions if you are seeking answers to questions, refreshing your knowledge of the platform or have answers to share!
 
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE REMAINING DATE:
April 8, 2022

REGISTRATION FEES:  FREE to SWP Title III Consortium Members
COLLEGE CREDIT:  Not availalbe
CANCELLATION:
Events with less than 5 registrants are subject to cancellation one week prior to event date.

ESOL Praxis Bootcamp: Linguistics & Culture

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

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

IN-PERSON AND ZOOM ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE
Facilitated by Natalie Briscoe, SWPRSC

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
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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.

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)

THIS SESSION IS APPROPRIATE FOR ALL K-12 EDUCATORS

REGISTRATION FEES:
FREE to SWP Title III Consortium Districts
$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.

Early Childhood PLC 2/3

Feb 11 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

ATTEND IN-PERSON OR VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM
Facilitated by Dr. Gayla Lohfink, SWPRSC 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
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Calling Early Childhood Educators!  A learning community of enhanced collaborative and individual support of Kindergarten Readiness is beginning October 8. Learning community content will be driven by KESA state board outcomes as outlined by KSDE/KSBE. Focused topics will include KSDE Early Childhood Program updates, but also will be driven by educators, as we strive to administer and interpret ASQ-3 and ASQ: SE-2 students' data, consider state and federal grant applications, connect with Parents as Teachers' programs, and strategize ways to engage our families and communities as partners in education. Importantly, networking and collaborating with fellow early childhood educators will be emphasized. Our learning communities will plan to meet three times (second Friday of the month) with college credit available for participants attending 3/3 learning communities.
  • Participants will gain knowledge of KSDE Early Childhood program updates and other state-wide initiatives.
  • Participants will engage in curriculum development, content, and strategies to more effectively teach young children
  • Participants will collaborate and share resources.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE REMAINING DATE:
Session 3: April 8, 2022

REGISTRATION FEES: NO CHARGE
COLLEGE CREDIT:
Optional 0.5 graduate-level credit available from MNU for $45 at conclusion of all sessions. Requires attendance at all 3 sessions plus assignment completion.
CANCELLATION:
Events with less than 5 registrants are subject to cancellation one week prior to event date.

Xello and CTE

Feb 15 from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE
Presented by Emily Davis, SWPRSC

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Ready to help all students explore their future? With Xello, you can start students on their future-readiness journey as early as kindergarten, but streaming forward into their secondary grades.This tool helps students prepare their postsecondary plans by exploring their major, career, and school choices. Join us as we explore the basics of Xello and discuss how to use it to enhance your school’s CTE programs.

OBJECTIVES INCLUDE:

  • learn about Xello and how it can be used at all grade levels

  • learn how to use Xello to help create each student’s Individual Plan of Study

  • discuss ways that Xello can enhance your school’s CTE program


THIS SESSION IS APPROPRIATE FOR SUPERINTENDENTS FOR 6TH-12TH PRINCIPALS, TEACHERS, COUNSELORS AND CTE COORDINATORS.

REGISTRATION FEE:

FREE to SWPRSC Perkins/CTE Consortium Members.
Substitute costs eligible for reimbursement through Perkins Funding for SWP Consortium members.
Ask Natalie how!
$125/person for Members
$140/person for Non Members
COLLEGE CREDIT:
Optional 0.5 graduate-level credit available from MNU for $45. Requires assignment completion.

CTE Building Your Plan for Sucess PLN 5/5

Feb 16 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Virtual via ZOOM

VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE ONLY

Facilitated by Kim Mauk, Traci Taylor & Natalie Briscoe and Joni Clark-Leiker

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Join us for an opportunity to discuss and plan for your IPS implementation. This brief session will allow for collaboration and planning for your district IPS. All SWPRSC CTE Perkins districts can participate for free! A $250 stipend will be provided to SWPRSC Perkins Consortium individuals that attend all 5 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 5 sessions and completion of assignment. Credit information will be made available at the end of the last session in February.

Principals Council

Feb 17 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

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

NW Kansas KESA Kadre 4/4

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

NKESC, 703 W 2nd Street, Oakley

N-PERSON AND VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE 
Facilitated by Dr. Amber Miller, SWPRSC

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Join us for collaborative support for the Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (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 8/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:
$1,450/district which covers all 4 sessions (maximum team size per session is 8)
COLLEGE CREDIT: Optional 0.5 graduate-level college credit available from MidAmerica Nazarene University for $45. Requires completion of assignment.

Counselors Council

Feb 24 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

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

Xello Cadre (3/4)

Feb 24 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE 
Presented by Emily Davis, SWPRSC

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
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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:
FREE to SWPRSC Perkins Consortium Members
$25/person for SWP members
$40/person for non members
COLLEGE CREDIT: Not available
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

Feb 25 from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

IN-PERSON AND ZOOM ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE
Facilitated by Natalie Briscoe, SWPRSC

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/MZRqXDTUJMP5AuYY9

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

THIS SESSION IS APPROPRIATE FOR ALL K-12 EDUCATORS.

REGISTRATION FEES:
FREE to SWP Title III Consortium

$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.

NW Admin Council

Mar 1 from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM

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.

New Teacher Bootcamp Follow-Up: Incorporating SEL into Lessons

Mar 1 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Virtual via Zoom

VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE ONLY VIA ZOOM
Facilitated by Jessie Bloyd & Emily Davis, SWPRSC

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
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REGISTRATION FEE: No Cost
COLLEGE CREDIT: Not available
REGISTRATIONS/CANCELLATIONS: 
Trainings with less than 5 registrations are subject to cancellation one week prior to the event date.

SWP Supts Council

Mar 2 from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM

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

Promoting Language Acquistion for Preschool Children

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

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE
Facilitated by Dr. Gayla Lohfink, SWPRSC

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Come and experience ways to build language for early learning classrooms. Consider: "Does your classroom promote and teach language? Do your students experience language or simply 'do language activities'? Do your English Language Learners experience and learn from play?” Let’s join together for an interactive day of engaging, experiencing, and learning strategies targeting young children. Together, we will explore how the classroom environment plays a huge role in language acquisition. We will also examine how social interactions give context to children’s language. By doing this, we will begin to build our toolbox of strategies, like how to use narrative talk, read alouds, increase print exposure, and play, to help us SEE and HEAR how facilitating language acquisition in our classrooms LOOKS and SOUNDS. Bring your toolbox and join the fun!

THIS SESSION IS APPROPRIATE FOR PK-1ST TEACHERS, INSTRUCTIONAL COACHES, PARAPROFESSIONALS & ADMINISTRATORS

REGISTRATION FEES:
FREE to SWP Title III Consortium Member Districts
$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.

Title I Cadre (3/3)

Mar 10 from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE

Facilitated by Jessie Bloyd, SWPRSC Consultant

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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.

ESOL Praxis Bootcamp: Plan/Implement/Assess/Evaluate

Mar 28 from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

IN-PERSON AND ZOOM ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE
Facilitated by Jessie Bloyd SWPRSC

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/VUoPoL9g4PCBX3Tm9

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.

NW Admin Council

Apr 5 from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM

IN-PERSON & ZOOM ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/woektRLVt5Y4nhDo9

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.

CTE Data Dashboard & Program Improvement PLN

Apr 5 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Virtual via ZOOM

THIS IS A VIRTUAL ONLY EVENT
Facilitated by Joni Clark-Leiker (JCL Consulting) & Natalie Briscoe (SWPRSC)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
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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. 

REMAINING CTE DATA DASHBOARD/PROGRAM IMPROVEMENT PLN DATES:
April 19, 2022
May 3, 2022


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 end of the last session in May.

SWP Supts Council

Apr 6 from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM

IN-PERSON & ZOOM ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
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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