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Professional Development Partners

The following organizations currently partner with Northwest-Kansas City.

Undergraduate and Graduate Credit Opportunities

Northwest-Kansas City endeavors to assist districts and organizations to provide a rigorous yet meaningful way for participants to receive graduate or undergraduate credit for their participation, implementation and on-going application of their learning from the professional development. Assistance is given in writing the requirements, scoring guides, or is completely done for your organization by the University. A representative from the University is generally on hand for registration and questions regarding the credit requirements.

The credit option is a valuable incentive for your employees since the rate for this credit is offered for a fraction of regular tuition rates.

If you would like to have information on how you might incorporate this option for your employees, please contact Professional Development at 816.844.7857.

3Dimensional Coaching

As you embark upon a journey of understanding the 3D framework, you will begin to discern with clarity your transformational purpose. The online course will guide you through this process. Next it will help you create a plan to fulfill your purpose with practical 2nd & 3rd dimension strategies. Along the way, you will make important discoveries that will increase your capacity to effectively coach the 21st century athlete.

  • Create strategies to combat "entitlement"
  • Learn how to motivate athletes from within
  • Understand how to build confidence
  • Develop strategies to harness emotions
  • Discover the formula for team cohesion
  • Realize how to effectively set goals
  • Establish a plan to cultivate character

Phone: 816.535.0440

American Museum of Natural History

Phone: 800.649.6715

Check above website for updated list of courses and dates!

Northwest Regional Professional Development Center

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Toll Free Phone: 800.663.3348
Local Phone: 660.562.1995

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." NWRPDC offers extensive professional development workshops with the option of graduate credit. These workshop options focus on content area training, as well as high quality instructional practices. Additionally, if the district's professional development plan engages teachers in long-term professional learning and is linked to student learning and district improvement goals, graduate credit may be an option. For more information call 800.663.3348 or 660.562.1995. You may register on the web at

Check above website for updated list of courses and dates!

Virtual Education Software (VESi)

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Virtual Education Software, inc. partners with accredited colleges and universities to provide interactive, continuing education courses for teachers and higher education students. Online education courses can be taken cooperatively through over seventy accredited college and university partners nationally. Rely on the expert instruction and flexibility of e-learning to advance your career, move up on a salary schedule, or complete state re-licensure requirements. As we release new courses each year, we look forward to helping you achieve your educational and career goals.

Northwest Missouri State University has partnered with Virtual Education Software, inc. to offer professional development courses for educators online. These interactive courses provide expert instruction at a pace that fits your schedule and are offered for graduate credits for educators. VESi courses are now tablet compatible, making it easy for you to recertify anytime, anywhere with reliable, stable online access.

TO REGISTER for one or more courses, please call: 1-800-313-6744 between 8:00 am - 5:00 pm PST, Monday through Friday.

VESi recommends that you check with your school district and/or state licensing agency to verify these course offerings will meet your district and/or state requirements for salary advancement and/or state certificate re-licensure.

The following courses are available for graduate credit:

  • Autism & Asperger's Disorder: Information & Effective Intervention Strategies
  • Build School Communities
  • Drugs & Alcohol in Schools: Understanding Substance Use & Abuse
  • Early Childhood: Family-Centered Services
  • Early Childhood: Observation & Assessment
  • Early Childhood: Program Planning
  • Early Childhood: Typical & Atypical Development
  • Educational Assessment: Assessing Student Learning in the Classroom
  • English Language Learner: Evaluation & Assessment
  • English Language Learner: Language Acquisition
  • English Language Learner: Linguistics
  • English Language Learner: Methods & Materials
  • Harassment, Bullying & Cyber-Intimidation in Schools
  • Inclusion: Working with Students with Special Needs in General Education Classrooms
  • Infant & Toddler Mental Health: Issues & Information for Educators
  • Learning Disabilities: Practical Information for the Classroom Teacher
  • Reading & Writing in Content Area
  • Response to Intervention
  • Six Traits of Writing Model
  • Talented & Gifted: Working with High Achievers
  • Teaching Diversity: Influences & Issues in the Classroom
  • Teaching Elementary Math Conceptually: A New Paradigm
  • Teaching Secondary Math Conceptually
  • Try DI!: Planning & Preparing a Differentiated Instruction Program
  • Understanding Aggression: Coping with Aggressive Behavior in the Classroom
  • Understanding & Implementing Common Core Standards
  • Violence in Schools: Identification, Prevention & Intervention Strategies
  • Why DI?: An Introduction to Differentiated Instruction

Check above website for additional information!

Non-Credit Opportunities

Warehouseman Training Inc.


Developed in conjunction with employers, Warehouseman Training Inc. provides training for high demand occupations.  Students can complete one of Warehouseman Training Inc.’s programs in as little as 2 weeks.  Students completing the program can earn certifications such as a Certified Warehouse and Material Handler Certificate, an OSHA-10 Safety Certificate, and a Power Industrial Truck License.

View current schedule of classes »

Programs Offered Include:

  • Certified Warehouse and Material Handler (CWMH)
  • Certified Warehouse and Material Handler (CWMH), TRACE – TRaining ACcess for Everyone including Ex-Offenders
  • Administrative Assistant and Supply Chain Technician
  • Administrative Assistant and Supply Chain Technician, TRACE – TRaining ACcess for Everyone including Ex-Offenders
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Dream It Do It Warehouseman Training

Contact Information

Warehouseman Training Inc.
3150 Mercier St.
Suite 534
Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone: 816.216.6075