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Northwest Missouri State University

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Welcome to Northwest Missouri RPDC!


The mission of the Northwest Regional Professional Development Center is to build the capacity of educators and schools to maximize student performance through high quality professional development.


Professional development and support for schools is delivered through regional learning centers comprised of content specialists with expertise to meet school/district needs. These teams model a collaborative, seamless learning community and facilitate goal-alike networks to promote and sustain effective schools.


  1. Raise achievement for all students and close the achievement gap among subgroups.
  2. Increase the quality of teachers and administrators in the region.
  3. Increase reading, math, science, and social studies achievement in the region through the high quality professional development of teachers.

PD Training Opportunities

Curriculum & Instruction

Classroom Management


New Teacher Induction and Mentoring


SLOs: The Basics

This training is for districts & building administrators with a team of teachers (both core and non-core) new to SLOs.

Leading and Supporting SLO Implementation

This training is for those in leadership positions and focuses on the skills necessary for providing support and 
leading implementation.

SLOs: Deep Dive

This training provides an opportunity to build deeper capacity in school principals and teacher leaders, as they work
to refine their SLO practices to improve implementation quality. (Participants should have prior SLO Basics or
Part 1 & Part 2 Training)


Diane M. Mora
MELL Instructional Specialist, 816-235-6157

Sarah Knoll
MELL Instructional Specialist, 816-235-5884

Professional Development Opportunities