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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/pTvFc4FoheaLKQrp9

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  

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/cE9odkVHhCYf2NEh7

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 "Increasing 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.


Restorative Practices

Jun 1 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 Jen Stelter, SWPRSC

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/KLYq6QP2zmswwux98 

“Kids don’t learn from people they don’t like,” Dr. Rita Pierson. Relationships are at the center of all learning and Restorative Practices are strategies to help repair relationships while working through emotions when damaging behaviors have occurred. These strategies also target the understanding of how the results of behaviors affect others while focusing on how to take actions to repair or rebuild what was damaged.

OBJECTIVES: 
  • Explore the WHY behind Restorative Practices
  • Define Restorative Practices and the research behind them
  • Explain how Restorative Practices work in the school setting
  • Apply the concepts of Restorative Practices to the classroom/building
  • Design a plan to implement Restorative Practices.
THIS SESSION IS APPROPRIATE FOR PK-12 EDUCATORS AND ADMINISTRATORS

REGISTRATION FEES:
$125/person for SWP Members
$140/person for Non Members
Free to HPEC Member Districts
(200, 209, 210, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 363, 371, 374, 452, 466, 467, 476, 494, 507)

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.

Setting in Motion STEM and Literacy Gears

Jun 2 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 Dr. Gayla Lohfink SWPRSC

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 
https://forms.gle/DUunaWWsHeoYs7EA6

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.

REASONS TO ATTEND:
  • to gain awareness of 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.)
THIS SESSION IS APPROPRIATE FOR PK-1ST TEACHERS, COACHES, PARA EDUCATORS AND ADMINISTRATORS.

REGISTRATION FEES:
$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.

KansaSTAR Review & Work Session

Jun 3 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 Jen Stelter SWPRSC

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/fA7qqXMSzyjJswta8

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. This program also has 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.

THIS SESSION IS APPROPRIATE FOR PK-12 EDUCATORS AND ADMINISTRATORS USING THE KansaSTAR SYSTEM.

REGISTRATION FEES:
$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.

KPERS Seminar: 1-3 Years from Retirement

Jun 3 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

IN-PERSON AND ZOOM ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE
Facilitated by Ardith Dunn, KPERS Rep

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/o2aTgBw4UmskDkhG6

This session will cover retirement topics to answer your questions about KPERS 1 and KPERS 2 retirements. It is designed specifically for persons within 1 - 3 years from retirement.

TOPICS COVERED WILL INCLUDE:
  • requirements for retirement eligibility
  • applying for retirement
  • amount of KPERS payment
  • choosing a retirement date
  • retirement options available
  • legalities of working after retirement
  • understanding the application

Time will be allowed for some Q & A

If you would like a one-on-one consultation, please contact Belinda at SWPRSC to schedule an appointment.

REGISTRATION FEES:
FREE to anyone interested in learning more about KPERS Retirement

COLLEGE CREDIT:  Not available
CANCELLATION: Events with less than 5 registrants are subject to cancellation one week prior to event date.

KPERS Seminar: 4 or More Years from Retirement

Jun 3 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

IN-PERSON AND ZOOM ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE
Facilitated by Ardith Dunn, KPERS Rep

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/ZSzqVT6Tm7fupm1S7

This session will cover retirement topics to answer questions about KPERS 1, KPERS 2 and KPERS 3 retirements. It is designed specifically for persons that are 4 or more years from retirement.

TOPICS COVERED WILL INCLUDE:
  • employee and employer contributions
  • eligibility
  • things to consider prior to retirement
  • retirement calculations
  • your online account
  • the retirement process
  • rules governing working after retirement

Time will be allowed for some Q & A.

If you would like a one-on-one consultation, please contact Belinda at SWPRSC to schedule an appointment.

REGISTRATION FEES:
FREE to anyone interested in learning more about KPERS Retirement

COLLEGE CREDIT: Not available
CANCELLATION: Events with less than 5 registrants are subject to cancellation one week prior to event date.

KPERS Seminar: 1-3 Years from Retirement

Jun 3 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

IN-PERSON AND ZOOM ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE
Facilitated by Ardith Dunn, KPERS Rep

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/43vkmioKjEs2CpKB9

This session will cover retirement topics to answer your questions about KPERS 1 and KPERS 2 retirements. It is designed specifically for persons within 1 - 3 years from retirement.

TOPICS COVERED WILL INCLUDE:
  • requirements for retirement eligibility
  • applying for retirement
  • amount of KPERS payment
  • choosing a retirement date
  • retirement options available
  • legalities of working after retirement
  • understanding the application
Time will be allowed for some Q & A

If you would like a one-on-one consultation, please contact Belinda at SWPRSC to schedule an appointment.

REGISTRATION FEES:
FREE to anyone interested in learning more about KPERS Retirement

COLLEGE CREDIT:  Not available
CANCELLATION: Events with less than 5 registrants are subject to cancellation one week prior to event date.

KPERS Seminar: 4 or More Years from Retirement

Jun 3 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

IN-PERSON AND ZOOM ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE
Facilitated by Ardith Dunn, KPERS Rep

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/2mYrC7oevJgnSBKp7

This session will cover retirement topics to answer questions about KPERS 1, KPERS 2 and KPERS 3 retirements. It is designed specifically for persons that are 4 or more years from retirement.

TOPICS COVERED WILL INCLUDE:
  • employee and employer contributions
  • eligibility
  • things to consider prior to retirement
  • retirement calculations
  • your online account
  • the retirement process
  • rules governing working after retirement

Time will be allowed for some Q & A.

If you would like a one-on-one consultation, please contact Belinda at SWPRSC to schedule an appointment.

REGISTRATION FEES:
FREE to anyone interested in learning more about KPERS Retirement

COLLEGE CREDIT: Not available
CANCELLATION: Events with less than 5 registrants are subject to cancellation one week prior to 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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/YtTtLfyW8tjG15pG9

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

This session is appropriate for PK-12 educators and administrators.

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 - ONSITE AT SWPRSC - INCLUDES LUNCH & BOOK:
$199/person for SWPRSC member
$239/person for non members


REGISTRATION FEE - VIRTUAL PARTICIPATION:
$174/person for SWPRSC member
$214/person for non members

Virtual attendees can order copies of the "Personal & Authentic" book through Amazon or Barnes & Noble

COLLEGE CREDIT: Optional 0.5 graduate-level college credit available from MidAmerica Nazarene University for $45. Requires completion of assignment.

Kansans Can Competencies - Self Regulation

Jun 8 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 Angela Lawrence SWPRSC

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/MBRBLeXzAXqwu4dD9

It is easy for us as adults and even our students to make a plan. However, what can be challenging is putting that plan into action, monitoring how the plan is working, making necessary adjustments to our plan and finally reflecting on the overall outcome. These are the steps in self-regulation and they do not always come naturally or easily. This workshop is designed to help equip you with the information and skills you need to not only to understand self-regulation but also become better self-regulated so that you may teach your students this necessary life skill to help them be successful.

PARTICIPANTS WILL:
  • learn what self-regulation is
  • learn why we need to model and teach self-regulation for our students and explore how to teach self-regulation as an important life skill
  • broaden their knowledge about the importance of self-regulation as a student success skill
  • learn how to explicitly teach self-regulation at all levels and across content
  • brainstorm ideas on how to effectively embed self-regulation skills into existing curriculum/lessons
  • explore and develop resources to successfully teach self-regulation skills.
THIS SESSION IS APPROPRIATE FOR PK-12 EDUCATORS AND ADMINISTRATORS.

REGISTRATION FEES:
$125/person for SWP Members
$140/person for Non Members
Free to HPEC Member Districts
(200, 209, 210, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 363, 371, 374, 452, 466, 467, 476, 494, 507)

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.

Exploring and Engaging in the HOW of Structured Literacy for Secondary Teachers

Jun 9 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 Dr. Gayla Lohfink SWPRSC

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/zHwQR4xcoNS19MVYA

Want to "dive deeper" into structured literacy instruction? Come explore lessons designed to help intermediate and secondary teachers deliver explicit, multisensory, language-structured content for all learners. Participants will engage in teaching practices of structured literacy, specifically focusing on syllabication, morphology, syntax, and semantics.

OBJECTIVES FOR THIS WORKSHOP ARE:
  • an awareness or insight into the structure of language used daily to communicate
  • active engagement in modeled lessons showing how explicit teaching of syllable types and morphemes, grammar and sentence level structure, and semantics relate to and impact reading comprehension
  • self-reflection of "next steps" for planning, implementing, and assessing structured literacy lessons such that students understand how written language works and use that knowledge to become accurate, fluent readers and writers.
THIS SESSION IS APPROPRIATE FOR INTERMEDIATE, MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS AND INSTRUCTIONAL COACHES.

REGISTRATION FEES:
FREE to SW KS LiNK Consortium Districts
(Copeland, Deerfield, Kismet-Plains. Montezuma, Ness City, Satanta, Stanton County, Sublette, Syracuse, Ulysses). 
$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.

Pathways to Reading Level 1 Training at SWPRSC

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

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

Trainer: To Be Determined

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT HAS REACHED CAPACITY

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 1 Training in Garden City

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

USD 457 Garden City Board Room, 1205 Fleming Street, Garden City, KS 67846

Trainer:  To Be Determined

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT HAS REACHED CAPACITY.
 

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. They will 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. Participants 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.   

Love & Logic: Adults Supporting Youth with Challenging Pasts (Sessions 1 & 2 of 6)

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

Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 Lark Avenue, Sublette

IN-PERSON AND ZOOM ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE

Presented by Sherry Pinkley, USD 217, Trained/Independent Facilitator of Love and Logic Curricula

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/rTd1AvP1pfZjzmPk8

This curriculum is designed to cut through the complexity of some very challenging topics and provide real solutions that can be applied immediately...rather than a lot of theory or abstract ideas. Step-by-step instructions are provided for all modules.

YOU WILL LEARN POWERFUL INSIGHTS INTO:
  • How trauma affects the brain
  • Why the intense and extremely upsetting behaviors seen in these kids represent attempts to self-protect and survive
  • The science behind healthy attachment relationships and why such bonds form the foundation for emotional and neurological healing
  • How to apply Love and Logic strategies so that adults can take good care of themselves while addressing root causes...not just symptoms
  • Establishing healthy boundaries, avoiding destructive power struggles, overcoming defiance, and guiding these youth toward success
  • Many more skills and concepts applicable to kids who need hope
Today's sessions (1 & 2) focus on "Introduction & Attachment Relationships as the Foundation" and "Dealing with Defiance & Other Difficult Behaviors". Join us and discover the principles of the triad of hope, design an intervention to use with the most difficult students, and analyze a strategy for handling defiance and passive resistance.

This session is appropriate for PK-12 educators/administrators, social workers, counselors, foster & adoptive parents and any others serving children and teens who've experienced trauma.

REGISTRATION FEE (includes resource):
$135/person for SWP members
$150/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.

Tiered Interventions

Jun 24 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 Jen Stelter, SWPRSC

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/GAtXuA8mA3pJZr8e7

Bring your team...What should they look like? How is our team doing? Come learn the basics behind Tiered Interventions, assess your current plans, and refine yours with a plan for next steps. Topics include assessments, structuring, and evidence-based resources.

THIS SESSION IS APPROPRIATE FOR PK-12 EDUCATORS AND ADMINISTRATORS.

REGISTRATION FEES:
$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.

Differentiated Instruction, Accommodations & Modifications

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

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

IN-PERSON AND ZOOM ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE
Facilitated by Dr. Amber Miller SWPRSC

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/qn7mihi3dcgjPGGUA

The purpose of this training is to examine options for effective differentiation within core subject areas, to embed an understanding of the importance of meeting students where they are, and to provide a framework for accommodating and modifying instruction to provide access to the general education curriculum by general education teachers.

OBJECTIVES:
  • broaden teacher knowledge of the needs of students with different abilities
  • create a rationale for the implementation of differentiation in lessons for all students
  • create differentiated lesson plans when given the time and differentiation tools for individualizing learning in the general education classroom for all students
  • support and scaffold student learning through differentiation techniques in the classroom
  • provide access to general education curriculum through accommodations & modifications for individual students
  • modify assignments to meet the individual student at their level within the general education classroom.
THIS SESSION IS APPROPRIATE FOR PK-12 EDUCATORS AND ADMINISTRATORS.

REGISTRATION FEES:
$125/person for SWP Members
$140/person for Non Members
Free to HPEC Member Districts
(200, 209, 210, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 363, 371, 374, 452, 466, 467, 476, 494, 507)

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.

ESOL Praxis Bootcamp: Plan/Implement/Assess/Evaluate

Jun 28 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

NKESC, 703 West 2nd Street, Oakley

IN-PERSON AND ZOOM ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE
Facilitated by Angela Lawrence, SWPRSC

CLICK THER TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/Z5SyKKLRJwXzmSSg8

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 WILL FOCUS 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:
NKESC Members - contact Linda Teeter for pricing information
$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.

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 
https://forms.gle/L1EwyHeR7uDeaXvP8
(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.  

ESOL Praxis Bootcamp: Language & Professional Issues

Jun 29 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

NKESC, 703 West 2nd Street, Oakley

IN-PERSON AND ZOOM ATTENDANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE
Facilitated by Angela Lawrence, SWPRSC

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
https://forms.gle/pgwoH9Z9ayXtXUQ68

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 WILL FOCUS 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:
NKESC Members - contact Linda Teeter for pricing information 
$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.