Dyslexia, MTSS & English Learners

Oct 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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Dyslexia affects students across the spectrum, and addressing it is a priority in Kansas. This training includes information on the Science of Reading and Dyslexia, along with an introduction to the Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS ) framework. The relationship between MTSS and English Learners will be explored. Guidelines will be given for identifying effective interventions for ELs who need extra support. This presentation is designed to supplement the formal dyslexia training, tying it in with interventions for ELs. It does not, however, count toward the official dyslexia training required by the state for all elementary, middle/high school English and special education teachers.  
This workshop is appropriate for PK-12 teachers, coaches, para educators and coaches.

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.
REGISTRATIONS/CANCELLATIONS: Trainings with less than 5 registrations are subject to cancellation one week prior to the event date.

ESOL Praxis Bootcamp: Language & Professional Issues

Oct 22 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
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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 Language & Professional Issues:
  • 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.

Xello Cadre 1 of 3

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

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Ave, Sublette

Facilitated 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:
$125/person for SWP members
$140/person for non members
FREE to Members of 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.  

Setting in Motion STEM and Literacy Gears

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

Southwest Plains Regional Service Center, 810 Lark Ave, Sublette, KS 67877, USA

Presented by Dr. Gayla Lohfink
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Like cogs in gears within a complex machine, Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (or STEM), and literacy are the connecting parts moving forward a young child’s inquiry into real-world understandings. Participants in this workshop will be introduced to the engineering design process and use literacy (like pieces of print/non-print, art, or song) as questions/inspirations to research, problem-solve, and develop imaginative solutions. Researching will require participants to delve into how to build text sets for children as well as inquiry into various modes children might share out their discovered learnings. Come, join in, as we set the STEM and Literacy gears in motion to engage in learning by connecting to our young children’s natural curiosities.
This workshop is appropriate for PK-1st teachers, coaches, para educators and administrators.

REASONS TO ATTEND:
  • To gain awareness of the engineering design process (ask, imagine, plan, create, and improve)
  • To view and gather literacy artifacts/pieces of print/non-print, art, song, and creative drama as possible questions to investigate
  • To consider the planning, creating, improving, and sharing out of the design process might look in terms of literacy (speaking/retelling, journaling, visual representations like drawings, photographs, etc.)

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.
REGISTRATIONS/CANCELLATIONS: Trainings with less than 5 registrations are subject to cancellation one week prior to the event date.  

NW Kansas KESA Kadre, Session 2 of 4

Oct 29 from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM

NKESC, 703 W 2nd Street, Oakley

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.

SWP IPS Professional Learning Network (PLN)

Oct 29 from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Facilitated by Kim Mauk and Traci Taylor, SWPRSC

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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 join for free!
A $150 stipend will be given to individuals that attend all 6 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 6 sessions and completion of assignment. Credit information will be made available at the end of the last session in December.

Dyslexia Training

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

Southwest Plains Regional Service Center, 810 Lark Ave, Sublette, KS 67877, USA

Presented by Dr. Gayla Lohfink, SWPRSC
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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 $$5. Credit requires completion of assignment.
REGISTRATIONS/CANCELLATIONS:Trainings with less than 5 registrants are subject to cancellation one week prior to the event date.

SWP Superintendents Council

Nov 4 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

Promoting Language Acquisition for Preschool & Elementary: Strategies for the EL Learner and All Early Childhood!

Nov 5 from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

Presented by Jen Stelter
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Come and experience ways to build language for early learning classrooms.
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 your activities?

Join us for an interactive day focused on strategies around which to build your classroom! Environment can play a huge role in language acquisition, but how?
Social interactions give context to language, but what can this look like in the classroom?
Strategies such as narrative talk, exposure, metacognition, print awareness, and more will be experienced to help every educator build their toolbox of strategies.
This workshop is appropriate for PK - 1st teachers, coaches, para educators and coaches.

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.
REGISTRATIONS/CANCELLATIONS: Trainings with less than 5 registrations are subject to cancellation one week prior to the event date.

NW KS Administrators Council

Nov 5 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

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

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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 IPS Professional Learning Network (PLN)

Nov 5 from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Facilitated by Kim Mauk and Traci Taylor, SWPRSC

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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 join for free!
A $150 stipend will be given to individuals that attend all 6 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 6 sessions and completion of assignment. Credit information will be made available at the end of the last session in December.

CTE and Minority Families

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

Southwest Plains Regional Service Center, 810 Lark Ave, Sublette, KS 67877, USA

Presented by Maria Ortiz-Smith
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Kansas Career and Technical Education's vision is that all Kansas students are engaged in quality career pathways to prepare them for a lifetime of opportunities as productive and responsible citizens. Family engagement is crucial in this preparation, especially for English Learners and migrant students. Systems must be aware of and find strengths in cultural differences as they prepare students for postsecondary success. One example is the cultural stance on students' independence. While the mainstream promotes the ability of students to be independent, many minority populations prefer interdependence. This session will help identify this and other cultural differences to positively impact postsecondary success rates in systems with high EL and migrant populations.

PARTICIPANTS WILL:
  • Investigate cultural differences that impact postsecondary success;
  • reflect on their current engagement techniques;
  • design ways in which to positively impact family engagement.
REGISTRATION FEE:
$90/person for Perkins V Collaborative Consortium (ESSDACK & Smoky Hill)
$125/person for SWP members
$140/person for non members
FREE to Members of 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.    

A Perfect Scoop of Learning: Purposeful Play!

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

Southwest Plains Regional Service Center, 810 Lark Ave, Sublette, KS 67877, USA

Presented by Dr. Gayla Lohfink
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Come partake in building a better understanding of a special pedagogical treat called purposeful play! Your building will start with a "scoop" of oral language development in children; then you will add another "scoop" of ASQ-3 item analysis; and, lastly, you will top it off with a third "scoop" of exploring standards-based outcomes. See how to enjoy your "scoops" by examining your role as the teacher in a play-based learning environment as you consider how the "scoops" connect together. It is meant to be a "tasty" day filled with pleasurable delights of playing, talking, and reflecting! 
This workshop is appropriate for PK-1st teachers, coaches, para educators, and administrators.

REASONS TO ATTEND:
  • To examine the five development ideas of the ASQ-3 in order to identify/plan guided play units
  • To gain awareness of how standards-based outcomes ( KS SECD, ELA, HGSS, Science, Math) are embedded in purposeful play pedagogy
  • To study oral language development in children in order to recognize how such development frames and supports all 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.
REGISTRATIONS/CANCELLATIONS: Trainings with less than 5 registrations are subject to cancellation one week prior to the event date.

English Learner Simulation: What Is It Really Like?

Nov 12 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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Have you ever wondered what it's like to be an English Learner? Do you want to improve family engagement? Come experience the effectiveness of strategies by assuming the role of an English Learner as you attempt to make sense of a lesson taught in another language. You will also navigate the school system as a family whose native language is not English to you on your journey towards authentic family engagement. The English Learner Simulation will extend your knowledge and give you the 'how' to adapt your passion for ALL learners.

PARTICIPANTS WILL:
  • enhance current knowledge of English Learners;
  • plan the implementation of strategies to make content comprehensible;
  • reflect on current family engagement practices; and
  • plan for the adaptation of school events to engage all families
REGISTRATION FEE:
FREE to SWP Perkins Consortium members
$90/person for Perkins V Collaborative Consortium (ESSDACK & Smoky Hill CTE 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.
REGISTRATIONS/CANCELLATIONS: Trainings with less than 5 registrations are subject to cancellation one week prior to the event date.

Principals Council

Nov 19 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

Formative Assessments for English Learners

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

Southwest Plains Regional Service Center, 810 Lark Ave, Sublette, KS 67877, USA

Presented by Dr. Gayla Lohfink
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“Where am I going?” “Where am I now?” and “How will I close the gap?” are key questions underlying the definition of formative assessment (FA). In FA, students and teachers are continuously gathering evidence of learning to adapt what happens in the classroom. For ELs, clarifying learning targets collaboratively with teachers, bringing relevance and connectivity to learning, and eliciting evidence to show learning via various ways are particularly beneficial FA practices. 

For EL teachers, FA feedback must show analysis of the learners’ content understanding AND his/her linguistic and cognitive development. If you want to explore FA, participate in this workshop, as we (1) study the what, why, and how of formative assessment; and (2) gain awareness of and practice specific FA strategies framed by language acquisition theory in order to effectively integrate content and academic language. Together, we will “dig into” into FA and gain insight into how to better support our ELs’ autonomy as learners.
This workshop is appropriate for all educators, PK-12.

REASONS TO ATTEND:

  • To study the what, why, and how of formative assessment
  • To gain awareness of and practice specific FA strategies framed by language acquisition theory in order to effectively integrate content and academic language
  • To gain insight into how to better support our ELs' autonomy as learners

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.
REGISTRATIONS/CANCELLATIONS: Trainings with less than 5 registrations are subject to cancellation one week prior to the event date.

SWP IPS Professional Learning Network (PLN)

Nov 23 from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Facilitated by Kim Mauk and Traci Taylor, SWPRSC

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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 join for free!
A $150 stipend will be given to individuals that attend all 6 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 6 sessions and completion of assignment. Credit information will be made available at the end of the last session in December.

Xello Cadre 2 of 3

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

Southwest Plains Regional Service Center, 810 Lark Ave, Sublette, KS 67877, USA

Presented by Jen Stelter
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
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:
$125/person for SWP members
$140/person for non members
FREE to Members of 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 KS Administrators Council

Dec 1 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

Dec 2 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