Professional Development/Regional Professional Development Centers (RPDCs)

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The Regional Professional Development Center (RPDC) serves in collaborative partnership with pre-K to 12th-grade teachers and administrators in addressing challenging issues and achieving positive learning outcomes for all students.

RPDC Maps
MoEduSail

MoEdu-SAIL continues to be the online source of professional development materials and resources for Missouri school districts and the statewide system of support. 

Virtual Learning Platform (VLP)

The Virtual Learning Platform (VLP) is an online portal that provides access to free professional learning modules and supporting materials to all Missouri public schools and their teachers. The system is available to teachers and school administrators through DESE Application Sign-in (DAS) system and can be accessed at any time and used as a reference for users once the courses are complete. The professional development modules included in the VLP would be a great source of training for teachers to meet Career Ladder training requirements. Individuals must have their Districts enroll them for access to DESE WEB APPS prior to access to the learning modules.

Professional learning modules include the following topics:

  • Collaborative Climate and Culture
  • Effective Teaching and Learning, including Academic, Behavioral, and Science of Reading
  • Data-based Decision Making
  • Standards, Curriculum, and Assessment

The VLP may be used in a variety of ways, from totally self-directed use by individual teachers to highly directed and structured use for teams of educators. The VLP includes space for user collaboration, pre/post assessments, handouts, worksheets, and other training materials. A district or school may decide to learn and implement the content using an internal facilitator, or for schools desiring more support, RPDC staff is available to provide initial training and/or follow-up coaching and technical assistance activities through contracted services.

Special Education Consultants Training Library
Title/Description Audience/Dates/Length

Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

Description: This training will assist administrators and teachers to improve outcomes of students with disabilities through an approach to teaching and learning which emphasizes research based instructional practices using technology and whole classroom methods while personalizing each student’s instruction.

Audience: Administrators, general and special education teachers

Dates: At least once annually or as time allows according to regional priorities and follow-ups

Length: 1-2 days

 

Consultant Logs

Web System User ID Request Form for the RPDC Consultant Logs (RPDC Use only)