Professional Development
Request for Proposals

August 8 will mark the Fourth Annual Believe to Achieve Professional Development Day in Fort Osage. This year the event will feature a keynote presentation by Kevin Honeycutt, an expert in using technology as an instructional tool, as well as three breakout sessions that will give all staff members the opportunity to select the workshops that will best meet their needs.

At this time we are seeking proposals from district staff members who would like to present during one of these 60-minute breakout sessions.  As was the case last year, we are seeking presentations related to one or more of the district’s initiatives: Assessment for Learning, Standards-Based Grading, Student Interventions, Technology, Collaboration and Data Use.  We know that teachers across the district are doing AMAZING things in these areas…if you are willing to share your expertise with your colleagues, we encourage you to submit a proposal.

You will find the proposal form by clicking this link or by linking from the Professional Development page of the district website.  The deadline for proposals is March 30, 2013, and presenters will be notified about the status of their sessions by April 24.

Please contact your building PD rep or Maria Fleming if you have questions about the PD day or presenting a session. 

MyLearningPlan Procedures and Forms

In this section you will find procedures for using MyLearningPlan for Professional Development activities along with the required paperwork. You may access electronic copies of required forms either in the File Library in MyLearningPlan or right here.

To log in to My Learning plan please visit .

2011-2012 MyLearningPlan Procedures 

PD Paperwork Checklist 

Requisition Request for Registration and Hotel 

Substitute Request Form

Travel Itenerary Request Form

Travel and Expense Report 

PD Providers and Resources

Here are some websites you may find beneficial in helping you to access quality Professional Development activities. Also, keep in mind that you can access events offered by all of the area RPDCs through the DESE Catalog found in MyLearningPlan.

Greater Kansas City Professional Development Network

UMKC-Kansas City Regional Professional Development Center

Missouri Staff Development Council

Pearson Assessment Institute

LearningForward (formerly National Staff Development Council)

Building PD Represntatives

Blue Hills: Michael Cummins

Buckner: Sarah Vyrostek

Cler-Mont: Abigael Briemle

Elm Grove:
Lori Huber

Indian Trails: Mandy Brown

Fire Prairie: Aubrey Clark; Stephanie Shepherd

Osage Trail: Mike Touney; Joe Lutes

High School: Jennifer DaubendiekTasha Terrell; Joy Leslie

CTC: Jeff Etherton

ECC: Debbie Canfield

Lewis & Clark: Deb Stockham

Instructional Facilitators: Laura Westhusin

Central Office: Maria Fleming

High Quality Professional Development (HQPD)

In this section you will find important information regarding the required yearly High Quality Professional Development Survey. Instructions for principals in regards to administering the survey along with some important points can be found in the Instructions document. You may also access the actual survey form here.

High Quality Professional Development Instructions

High Quality Professional Development Survey