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Conceptual Building Blocks of Geometry 3-1-17 and 3-2-17: No Fee for CKEC Member Districts, Closed to Non-Member Districts

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

peaker:  Mark Helton

Target Audience: Middle School General Education and Special Education teachers, Elementary Gifted/Talented teachers, Algebra 1 teachers, High School Special Education teachers, Middle School and High School Interventionists and Instructional Coaches

Description:

The Conceptual Building Blocks is a series of three modules designed to build a teacher’s capacity to work with students in various settings.  The approach is rooted in a conceptual understanding of key concepts in middle school mathematics.  The objectives are:

  1. 1.      To build teacher knowledge around the foundational concepts in middle school mathematics
  2. 2.      To provide strategies for teaching content and differentiating instruction
  3. 3.      To develop a conceptual understanding of the core components of proportional reasoning, algebraic thinking, and geometry
  4. 4.      To catalyze change within the school through coaching sessions

 

This module uses the middle school Kentucky Academic Standards around geometry to focus our work.  We will explore the big ideas of geometric thinking, including the van Heile levels of geometric thought, discover how to use the concreteàsemi-concreteàabstract sequence of instruction, explore misconceptions, and much more!

Note:  This is a two-day module.  Attendance at both days is expected.

PGES Connections: 1a, 1b, 2b, 3c, 4e

Location: CKEC Training Center

Related Service Provider – Professional Learning Community, No Fee for Member and Non Member Districts

Friday, March 10, 2017

  • Speaker: Marti Ginter & Debbie Higgins
  • Target Audience:  Occupational Therapists,  Physical Therapists
  • Description:  CKEC invites those providing school based occupational therapy and physical therapy to participate in the CKEC Related Service Provider Professional Learning Community. The group meets three times per year to explore new developments within the field and to share strategies and resources.  Topics and presentations are generated from the group.  An agenda for the session will be sent to participants prior to the meeting date. Participants are required to register for each event.
  • PGES Connections: 1a – Demonstrating Knowledge of Content and Pedagogy,  1b – Demonstrating Knowledge of Resources,  4e – Growing and Developing Professionally

Location: CKEC Training Center

CT4GC Internal Coach PLC, No Fee for Member Districts- Closed to Non Member Districts

Monday, March 13, 2017

  • Speaker: Charlotte Arvin, Laura Smith, Mark Helton
  • Target Audience: CKEC CT4GC Internal Coaches
  • Description: This session is for CKEC regional CT4GC Internal Coaches to meet as a group to discuss implementation of the system for continuous classroom improvement, student supports, co-teaching, high yield instructional strategies, and tools used for data-gathering for the CT4GC Initiative.
  • PGES Connections: 4D—Participating in a professional community

Location: CKEC Training Center

Elementary Guidance Counselor’s Cadre, No Fee for Member Districts- $35 for Non Member Districts

Monday, March 13, 2017

  • Speaker: Christina Krantz & Karen King
  • Target Audience: Elementary school guidance counselors
  • Description:  The CKEC Guidance Cadre invites all elementary school guidance counselors who are members of CKEC to meet every other month. Cadre members must have their principal’s permission to attend. Each session will address topics generated by members.  Registration is required for each session.
  • PGES Connections:  Connections will be made to all domains throughout the year

Location: CKEC Training Center

GUIDED MATH Meeting the Mathematical Needs of All Learners- No Fee for CKEC Member Districts, $50 for Non Member Districts

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

In this session participants will learn key components and classroom-tested strategies for developing, implementing, and managing a Guided Math model in their classroom. The session includes hands-on interactive small group activities and math learning center ideas.  Participants will leave with an understanding of how a Guided Math framework will increase student proficiency and how existing curriculum and programs can be structured within the framework.

Location: CKEC Training Center

Middle School and High School Counselor’s Cadre, No Fee for Member Districts- $35 for Non Member Districts

Monday, April 10, 2017

  • Speaker:  Christina Krantz and Karen King
  • Target Audience: Middle School and High School Guidance Counselors
  • Description: The CKEC Guidance Cadre invites all middle school and high school guidance counselors who are members of CKEC to meet every other month. Cadre members must have their principal’s permission to attend. Each session will address topics generated by members.  Registration is required for each session.
  • PGES Connections:  Connections will be made to all domains throughout the year

Location: CKEC Training Center

Check & Connect Coordinator’s Meeting, No Fee for Member Districts- $35 for Non Member Districts

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

  • Speaker: Christina Krantz
  • Target Audience:  Check & Connect coordinators
  • Description:  This session will provide support to schools and/or districts implementing the Check & Connect program during the 2016 – 2017 school year. Mentoring resources and data collection will be addressed.
  • PGES Connections: 1b- Demonstrating Knowledge of Students, 2b – Establishing a Culture For Learning,  3a – Communicating with Students

Location: CKEC Training Center

4-11-17 The Bad Kids Movie Screening and Discussion- CKEC & OVEC Collaboration

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Please join us for a screening of the movie, The Bad Kids, followed by a discussion of what young people need to thrive, and accelerate the adoption of strategies that will help them succeed.

Located in an impoverished Mojave Desert community, Black Rock Continuation High School is one of California’s alternative schools for students at risk of dropping out.  Every student here has fallen so far behind in credits that they have no hope of earning a diploma at a traditional high school.  Black Rock is their last chance.

The Bad Kids is an observational documentary that chronicles one principal’s mission to realize the potential of these students whom the system has deemed lost causes.  The film follows Principal Vonda Viland as she coaches three at-risk teens––a new father who can’t support his family, a young woman grappling with sexual abuse, and an angry young man from an unstable home––through the traumas and obstacles that rob them of their spirit and threaten their goal of a high school diploma.

 

Location: CKEC Training Center

VI Cadre/PLC, No Fee for Member Districts- $35 for Non Member Districts

Friday, April 21, 2017

  • Speaker:   Nancy Nichols
  • Target Audience:  Teachers of the Blind/Visually Impaired, Special Education Teachers, Para Educators, Administrators, and Regular Education Teachers who work directly with students with visual impairments
  • Description:  The CKEC Cadre for Teachers of the Blind/Visually Impaired invites all educators who are members of CKEC and work with students who are blind/visually impaired to meet with us every other month. Cadre members must have their district’s permission to attend. Each session will feature Kentucky School for the Blind updates, professional learning opportunities, and information on topics generated by members. Cadre members should pre-register for each session they plan to attend. Registration is required for each cadre meeting date.
  • PGES Connections: 4d. Participating in a Professional Community,  4e. Growing and Developing Professionally

Location: CKEC Training Center

OVEC/CKEC Alternative Program Principals/Directors Network No Fee for Member and Non Member Districts

Thursday, April 27, 2017

  • Speaker:  Dee Jones
  • Description:  The OVEC/CKEC Alternative Program Principals/Directors Network will meet three (3) times in the 2016- 2017 school year. Meetings will be held at the iLEAD Academy in Carrollton, KY in September, The Providence School in Jessamine County in November, and The Big Picture Learning Academy in Shelby County in April.  These visits give our members the opportunity to visit/observe the programs in action and have conversations with their peers.  Leaders are given the opportunity to examine other leadership strategies and decision-making processes that will enhance their own leadership toolkit.
  • PGES Connections: Domain 2A: Creating an environment of respect and Rapport,  2B – Establishing a Culture for Learning, and  2D – Managing Student Behavior

Location: Big Picture Learning Academy in Shelby County

CKEC Teachers of Deaf And Hard of Hearing Cadre, No Fee for Member and Non Member Districts

Friday, May 5, 2017

  • Speaker: Sue Frisbee
  • Target Audience: Teachers, SLP’s, etc. working with students that are deaf or hard of hearing
  • Description:  This Cadre is open to anyone working with students who have hearing loss.  Teachers of the DHH, SLPs, Special Education teachers, general education teachers and preschool teachers are all welcome and encouraged to attend.  Planned topics for this year are: Apps and technology for the deaf and hard of hearing; PGES; Extended Core Content for DHH; Functional Listening Evaluations and Language/Reading strategies for students with hearing loss.  For more specific information, please contact Sue Frisbee at sue.frisbee@ksd.kyschools.us.
  • PGES Connections:  1,2,3

Location: CKEC Training Center