Professional Learning - Real, Relevant, Right Now!

Welcome to the Southeast Missouri Regional Professional Development Center (Southeast RPDC). This center is located on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. As a state-wide system, the mission of the RPDCs is to build the capacity of educators through high quality professional learning to maximize student success. Our mission is to improve student achievement for all students in Southeast Missouri by providing appropriate and timely professional development to school communities in our service area. 

Southeast RPDC provides ongoing featured programs tied to statewide systems, as well as additional professional learning opportunities and support on a variety of relevant topics in education. We provide a variety of delivery methods based upon the needs of schools, including onsite at the RPDC, onsite at the school, and virtual.

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Workshops by Month

June 15-17 - Leadership Academy Completer Meeting - GRADUATION

June 15-17 - Leadership Academy Completer Meeting - GRADUATION


September 8 - LETRS for Early Childhood Educators, Session 2

September 9 - MTDS Mastering: Mentoring (Meeting 1 of 4)

September 10 - Diving Deeper into Grades K-2 Expanded Missouri Learning Standards in Mathematics Part 1 of 2

September 13 - Para Professional working with Individuals with Autism

September 14 - Introduction to Curriculum Revision - CANCELED

September 14 - Principles of Behavior for Educators - CANCELED

September 15 - VIRTUAL TRAINING: Beyond the Scores: Understanding and Interpreting Educational Assessment Data for Effective Decision Making

September 15 - EXPERIENCED Administrators of MAP-A-NORTH COUNTY ONLY!

September 15 - MTDS Developing Level 1: Teacher Academy 2021-2022 - Statewide Kickoff Meeting, Lodge of the Four Seasons in Lake Ozark, MO

September 15 - Mathematics Coaching: Resources and Tools for Math Coaches/Leaders Meeting 1

September 17 - NEW to the Administration of MAP-A

September 17 - ESL Regional Collaboration

September 20 - Planning for the Rigorous Social Studies Class (In-Person)

September 20 - Planning for the Rigorous Social Studies Class (VIRTUAL)

September 21 - MTDS Emerging I (BTAP) - Cohort 1 (Meeting 1 of 5) 

September 22 - Special Education 101: A Primer for New Special Education Teachers (1 of 2)

September 22 - MTDS: Regional Grant Information & Planning Sessions (Southeast)

September 23 - MTDS Emerging I (BTAP) - Cohort 2 (Meeting 1 of 5)

September 23 - Overview of Social and Emotional Learning for ALL!

September 24 - SW-PBS Tier 3 - Meeting 1 - CANCELED

September 24 - Growing Language & Literacy: Strategies for English Learners Book study

September 27 - SW-PBS Tier 2 Systems - Meeting 1

September 28 - SW-PBS Nuts and Bolts (Overview for New Staff and Administrators)

September 30 - LETRS Volume 2, Session 1 (Unit 5) Southeast RPDC Location

September 30 - SW-PBS Tier 2 Sustain - Meeting 1


About the RPDC 

The Southeast Regional Professional Development Center is one of nine regional professional development centers established by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Funding of the Southeast RPDC is through an annual grant from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education with monies generated by Senate Bill 380 along with support from Southeast Missouri State University and membership fees of participating school districts.  

Programs are offered predominately on Southeast Missouri State University campus in Cape Girardeau, Missouri (where the Southeast RPDC is located), but are also offered at member district host sites. The Southeast Region that the RDPC serves is comprised of sixteen counties: Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Dunklin, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Perry, Ripley, Scott, Ste. Genevieve, St. Francois, Stoddard, and Wayne.

Mailing Address
920 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701