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6-26-17 Conceptual Building Blocks of Geometry (Elementary)

Monday, June 26, 2017

The Conceptual Building Blocks is a series of 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 elementary school mathematics.  The objectives are:

  1. To build teacher knowledge around the foundational concepts in elementary school mathematics
  2. To provide strategies for teaching content and differentiating instruction
  3. To develop a conceptual understanding of the core components elementary mathematics

 

This module uses the elementary 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!

Location: CKEC Training Center

6-26-17 The 5 “wh’s” of Functional Communication Training- No Fee for Member Districts, $35 for Non Member Districts

Monday, June 26, 2017

Functional Communication Training (FCT) is a systematic practice to replace inappropriate behavior or subtle communicative acts with more appropriate and effective communicative behaviors.  When using FCT, teachers/practitioners analyze the problem behavior to determine what the learner is trying to communicate.  Participants will learn the what, who, why, when, where, and how’s of teaching FCT in schools settings

Location: CKEC Training Center

6-27-17 Executive Functioning Strategies to Support Success in Reading, Writing, and Math- No Fee for

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Successful students understand the process of learning, use a variety of strategies to learn across the curriculum, and are persistent in their learning efforts.  However, struggling students and students with Executive Function deficits are not proficient in the use of strategies, causing these students to never quite move from recall and reproduction to demonstrating concepts, strategic thinking, and extended thinking.

Participants will acquire methods to identify the roots of many academic struggles.  Participants will also learn explicit strategy instruction, a research-based method to help struggling students learn how to learn more strategically, breaking the cycle of failure in reading, writing, and math these students have often experienced.

Location: CKEC Training Center

6-28-17 Kids in Poverty Learn Differently!: Instructional Practice that Makes a Difference- No Fee for Member Districts, $35 for Non Member Districts

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

What can you do for a student living in poverty?  You can create a supportive learning environment that enables hope to shine into the student’s world!  This supportive environment can be established through intentional instructional practices and use of strategies.  Come join us for this professional learning opportunity to help change the lives of some of your most struggling students!!

Participant outcomes:

  1. Exploration of and planned intentional use of strategies to improve learner achievement of students living in poverty.
  2. Improved understanding of learner difficulties of students living in poverty.
  3. Knowledge and understanding of strategies to improve college and/or career readiness.

Location: CKEC Training Center

6-28-17 It’s ALL about the Data- Progress Monitoring- No Fee for Member Districts, $50 for Non Member Districts

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Join us for this professional learning opportunity to improve your knowledge and skills in the practice of monitoring student progress. 

Participate Outcomes:

  • Understand the necessity of progress monitoring for accelerating student growth
  • Write measurable educational goals in RTI and on IEPs
  • Guidance and tools for collecting meaningful data
  • Determine effectiveness of instruction/intervention and how to modify in response to data

 

Each participant will receive a copy of the book, Data Without Tears, by Terri Chiara Johnston.

Location: CKEC Training Center

6-29-17 Guided Reading 101 for Special Educators- $35 Fee for Member Districts, $50 for Non Member Districts

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Participants will learn the basic framework for Guided Reading and discover how to use it in resource and coteaching environments.  The session will explore when to use Guided Reading as an effective intervention, how to progress monitor, how to include SDI in the Guided Reading framework and make connections to IEP goals. Participants will receive the book, The Next Steps Forward in Guided Reading.

Location: CKEC Training Center

6-29-17 Becoming Trauma Sensitive: What is Trauma Informed Care? – No Fee for Member Districts, $35 for Non Member Districts

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Sadly, childhood trauma is more common than we realize. This session will provide an overview of what childhood trauma is and what it looks like in our students.  Strategies will be shared that can be implemented by everyone in the school. A background in mental health is not necessary to make a positive difference in student’s lives.

Location: CKEC Training Center

7-6-17 Core Vocabulary Communication Boards for Students in Grades K-3 No Fee for Member or Non Member Districts

Thursday, July 6, 2017

This professional learning session will focus on using core vocabulary communication boards for students with significant disabilities in K-3 classrooms.  We will highlight the use of these tools as access to K-3 curriculum to improve both communication and literacy skills.  Participants will take home poster size Core boards as well as an individual core/fringe note book.

Location: CKEC Training Center

7-6-17 Stress Less : Integrating Mindfulness into School Culture- No Fee for Member Districts, $35 for Non Member Districts

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Research shows that “relaxed students learn better and relaxed teachers teach better”.  In this session participants will explore research around mindfulness for students and staff, build a toolkit full of strategies for reducing stress in the classroom and leave with ready to implement ideas.  The second part of the day will focus on stress relief for teachers.  Participants will have the opportunity to practice breathing and yoga for stress reduction and explore ideas for building a personal mindfulness practice. 

Dress comfortably and bring a beach towel or yoga mat.  All other materials will be provided. 

Location: CKEC Training Center

7-7-17 Strategies for Developing Writing Pieces with students on Alternate Assessment- No Fee for Member Districts, $34 for Non Member Districts

Friday, July 7, 2017

Developing written products (research papers, opinion pieces, narratives, informative pieces, etc.) can be difficult for all students.  For students on Alternate Assessment developing a writing piece can feel beyond realistic.  There are two parts to developing a written piece; 1.  the development of thought, and 2.  the actual physical development of the piece of work.  This session will provide strategies for teachers to use with their students to develop the thought process and the written pieces of work.  Participants will be provided time to make and develop materials to use to teach writing.

Location: CKEC Training Center

7-7-17 Novice Reduction Strategies that Impact Student Learning- No Fee

Friday, July 7, 2017

A six-hour workshop intended for school leadership and teachers that requires participants to deeply reflect on the current practices in classrooms. Participants will investigate Hattie, Marzano, and Brookhart strategies that are proven to produce a high impact on the novice learner.

Location: CKEC Training Center

7-10-17 Conducting a Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA), Implementing Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP), and Teaching Replacement Behaviors- No Fee for Member Districts, $35 for Non Member Districts

Monday, July 10, 2017

Have you tried a variety of strategies to change a student’s behavior and gotten nowhere?  Are interventions just not working?  Functional behavior assessment (FBA) is a process that is often essential to the success of behavior intervention planning for our most challenging students.  This session will describe how to conduct functional behavioral assessments and write behavior intervention plans (BIP) that address the inappropriate behavior of students.  Participants will have opportunities to practice with case studies in developing functional (and effective!) behavior intervention plans.

Location: CKEC Training Center

7-10-17 Teaching Geometry to Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities- No Fee for Member Districts, $75 for Non Member Districts

Monday, July 10, 2017

Data show that students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities struggle with math skills, both academic and functional.  This session will provide participants will practical strategies for teaching basic geometry skills to students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities.   Materials will be provided to use when teaching “hands-on” activities with students

Location: CKEC Training Center

7-11-17 RtI Systems of Support with Chris Weber- $80 Fee for Member Districts, $100 for Non Member Districts

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

As a principal and school district leader, Chris has collaborated to develop RtI systems that have led to heretofore unrealized levels of learning at schools across the country. The topics for the day will be:

  • With what elements of RTI are schools relatively proficient?
  • With what elements of RTI are schools relatively novice?
  • What are schools’ immediate areas of need?
  • What new practices would yield the most immediate and significant gains in student progress and learning?
  • To what next steps do schools commit?

• How will schools monitor the effectiveness of what they commit to doing…so that adjustments can be made until success is achieved?

Location: North East Christian Church

7-11 and 7-12-17 Supporting Kentucky’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The goal of this workshop is to improve knowledge and skills to support students with D/HH across Kentucky. Topics will include access to the general curriculum, obtaining and analyzing data, communication repair assessment and skill building, linking language, learning and literacy, social communication, and understanding the unique expertise of the teachers of the D/HH. The primary presenter will be Karen Anderson, author of Building Success in the Fast-Paced Classroom. The workshop will provide opportunities for participants to network with colleagues working with students with D/HH.  Particpants may register for one day July 11 or 12 or both days.

7-11-17 Adapting Non-Fiction for Middle School and High School Students on Alternate Assessment- No Fee for Member Districts, $75 for Non Member Districts

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Participants, using the book, Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation): An Olympian’s Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Laura Hillenbrand will learn how to teach non-fiction books to middle school and high school students. Participants are asked to read the book prior to attending the session. Participants will learn strategies for adapting books, content webbing, and developing content based activities for students on Alternate Assessment. Registration for this event will close on week prior to the session.

Location: CKEC Training Center

7-12-17 Scholastic Summer Literacy Summit : Student Independence and Centers PM- No Fee for Member Districts, $35 for Non Member Districts

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

In this session we address one of the questions most often asked by teachers beginning to use small group instruction: What are the other students doing? Participants go through a typical day in a comprehensive literacy classroom, complete with a mini-lesson, a read-aloud, and rotations. Teachers will be given opportunities to plan their own literacy centers, rotation charts, and tools for classroom management.

 

Participants learning outcomes:

  • Create a plan for literacy-based, differentiated centers.
  • Identify steps needed to manage the literacy center block.
  • Develop strategies to support students’ abilities to work independently.

Location: CKEC Training Center

7-12-17 Scholastic Summer Literacy Summit : Making Academic Vocabulary Stick!- No Fee for Member Districts, $35 for Non Member Districts

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

This session will explore how the brain learns new words through the 3 stages of building long-term memory.  Participants will engage in strategies at each stage:  encoding, storage, and retrieval creating a toolbox that will aid them in planning and assessing academic vocabulary.  This session is adapted from the research of Marilee Spenger in her book “101 Strategies to Make Academic Vocabulary Stick”.

Location: CKEC Training Center

7-12-17 Scholastic Summer Literacy Summit : Running Records: Assess and Group- No Fee for Member Districts, $35 for Non Member Districts

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Educators will have the opportunity to participate in a running record and miscues analysis and to learn what it’s all about. They will study how to differentiate between different types of data and to determine when a student is ready to move to a new level.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify the materials needed to administer running records.
  • Explain the purpose of a running record.
  • Administer a running record.
  • Determine the reading level of a student.

Group students based on running record data.

Location: CKEC Training Center

7-12-17 Scholastic Summer Literacy Summit : No More Boring PowerPoint Presentations!- No Fee for Member Districts, $35 for Non Member Districts

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Want an alternative to PowerPoint Presentations? Want new ideas for conducting research, presenting knowledge and collaborating with other students for kids who don’t like to write?  Come to the interactive session and learn about technology you can use in your classroom from day one.  Both apps and web based programs will be shared.  In order to explore the apps and get the most benefit from the session, participants should bring an iPad or some other tablet device.

Location: CKEC Training Center

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