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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

6-7-17 Using Algebra Tiles in the Math Classroom- No Fee for Member Districts, $35 for Non Member Districts

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Do your students struggle with the learning of algebra?  Algebra tiles are one way to help students make algebra more tangible.  This interactive workshop will lead participants through the use of algebra tiles as a means of understanding work with integers, expressions, equations, multiplying and factoring binomials, and completing the square on quadratics.  The importance of the concreteàsemi-concreteàabstract (C-S-A) sequence of instruction will be highlighted.

Location: CKEC Training Center

6-8-17 Increasing Compliance Through Reinforcement Strategies- No Fee for Member Districts, $35

Thursday, June 8, 2017

When working initially with students with disabilities it is often difficult to understand how to begin to engage the student in instructional practices. Teachers may often see an increase in inappropriate behaviors unless replacement behaviors are taught.  In order to teach these replacement behaviors we need to understand reinforcement strategies. This training we will take a look at how to increase compliance without using consequence strategies, but instead teaching replacement behaviors using reinforcement.

Location: CKEC Training Center

6-9-17 12 Ways to Increase Student Engagement- No Fee for Member Districts, $35 for Non Member Districts

Friday, June 9, 2017

With the techniques presented in this workshop participants learn how to facilitate students taking responsibility for their own learning. The session demonstrates how to increase positive student engagement, promote greater recall and retention, and introduces numerous strategies for energizing the classroom environment.

Location: CKEC Training Center

6-13-17 Communication Matrix PM- No Fee for Member Districts, $35 for Non member Districts

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Communication Matrix, developed by Dr. Charity Rowland, is an assessment tool designed to pinpoint exactly how an individual is communicating and to provide a framework for determining logical communication goals. It was designed primarily for speech-language pathologists and educators to use to document the expressive communication skills of children who have severe or multiple disabilities, including children with sensory, motor and cognitive impairments. Participants will learn how to use the online Communication Matrix to increase student communication success.

Location: CKEC Training Center

6-13-17 Communication Matrix AM- No Fee for Member Districts, $35 for Non member Districts

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Communication Matrix, developed by Dr. Charity Rowland, is an assessment tool designed to pinpoint exactly how an individual is communicating and to provide a framework for determining logical communication goals. It was designed primarily for speech-language pathologists and educators to use to document the expressive communication skills of children who have severe or multiple disabilities, including children with sensory, motor and cognitive impairments. Participants will learn how to use the online Communication Matrix to increase student communication success.

Location: CKEC Training Center

6-14-17 IEP Writing- Beyond Compliance- No Fee for Member Districts, $35 for Non Member Districts

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Are you writing IEPs to primarily meet federal and state compliance requirements? This session will focus on moving beyond compliance to using the data collected for the Present Level to establish measurable and “teachable” annual goals. Participants will practice creating goals with accompanying data collection systems to measure progress on the goalParticipants are encouraged to bring to the training an IEP, with progress monitoring data from a student on their current caseload. 

Location: CKEC Training Center

6-14-17 GUIDED MATH Meeting the Mathematical Needs of All Learners- No Fee for Member Districts, $35 for Non Member Districts

Wednesday, June 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

6-15-17 Co-Teaching Math to the Max!- No Fee for Member Districts, $35 for Non Member Districts

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Are you wanting to maximize the potential in your co-teaching middle and high school math class?  Are you a new co-teaching team wanting to know how to get started?  Are you an experienced co-teaching team ready to kick it up a notch?  If so, then this Professional Learning Experience is for you!  Deepen knowledge about various co-teaching approaches and how they can be implemented, consider options for co-planning, use your data to begin thinking about your specific classes, and network with other teams.   Learn from a veteran co-teaching team as they share experiences from the classroom.

Follow up to this PLE will be provided by the CKEC Math Consultant and will include classroom visits and support for team members in the fall and spring semester.

 

*Please bring an electronic device.  Time will be given for team planning/discussions.

Location: CKEC Training Center

6-15-17 Unit Planning for CCR for Alternate Assessment Students- No Fee for Member Districts, $35 for Non Member Districts

Thursday, June 15, 2017

This session will provide teachers the opportunity to learn about and to begin Unit Planning for College and Career Readiness for students on Alternate Assessment.  Participants will learn strategies for connecting CCR to everyday classroom instruction.

Location: CKEC Training Center

6-16-17 When EL Students Struggle: Language or a Disability?- No Fee for Member Districts, $35 for Non Member Districts

Friday, June 16, 2017

English Learners (ELs) are doing “double the work” of their native English-speaking class peers, because they are learning the content and the language of content at the same time.  So, when an EL struggles to acquire English and content knowledge and skills, it is very difficult to discern if those struggles are due to factors related to language acquisition or a disability.  Skip Cleavinger will explore the process of collecting evidence to assist educational teams in making the determination – language or disability.   The learning targets for this workshop are as follows:

Participants will be able to:

  1. identify the myths that surround the referral and assessment of ELs
  2. identify and understand how to collect pertinent information related to the student’s language,

            culture, circumstances of immigration, previous educational history, etc.

  1. identify the Tier I instructional services and supports that are correlated with EL student success

            and vitally important in answering the language vs. disability question

  1. identify Tier II and Tier III intervention development approaches that are appropriate for ELs

            and, again, vitally important in answering the language vs. disability question

  1. identify ways in which the traditional approaches to referral, psycho-educational assessment and

            eligibility determination may be flawed for use in cases involving ELs

  1. express an understanding of the key components of a valid “protocol” for making the “language
  2. disability” determination.

 

 

Location: CKEC Training Center

6-16-17 Using the BIP to Improve Student Outcomes-No Fee for Member Districts, $35 for Non Member Districts

Friday, June 16, 2017

This session will connect the strategies on the behavior intervention plans to teaching specific replacement skills for students with social skill deficits. Emphasis will be on identifying the social skill deficits, isolating the replacement behaviors and implementing social skills instruction that all match the function of the behavior.  Join us to reflect on your own classroom practices and to design practical strategies that can be implemented to improve outcomes for students with social skill challenges.

Location: CKEC Training Center

6-19-17 Pre-Symbolic Communication Strategies

Monday, June 19, 2017

Participants will explore the APH Symbols and Meaning Kit to teach students how to use symbols to communicate basic concepts using core vocabulary. Emphasis will be on how to reinforce the meaning of symbols learned in natural environments.  Participants will explore the APH Tactile Connections kit to learn strategies for developing, constructing, and applying a tactile card system.  All activities are designed for children with multiple disabilities who are pre-symbolic communicators.

Location: CKEC Training Center

6-20-17 Novice Reduction Through Guided Reading- No Fee for Member Districts, $35 for Non Member Districts

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

In this session, participants will get an over view of balanced core literacy, guided reading and using data to drive PLC discussions to reduce novice readers.  Participants will hear about implementation from school administrators that have successfully put processes and procedures in place to reduce novice through small group guided reading.  This session is great for schools beginning to implement Guided Reading and PLC’s or those that are looking to refine their practices.

6-21 and 6-22-17 Conceptual Building Blocks of Statistical Thinking for Middle School- No Fee for Member Districts, $50 for Non Member Districts

Wednesday, June 21, 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 middle school mathematics.  The objectives are:

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

 

This module uses the middle school Kentucky Academic Standards around Statistics and Probability to focus our work.  We will explore the big ideas of statistical thinking, including levels of statistical thought, components of the statistical process, 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.

Location: CKEC Training Center

6-22-17 Adapting Non-Fiction for Elementary Students on Alternate Assessment- No Fee for Member Districts, $75 for Non Member Districts

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Participants will learn how to teach non-fiction books to elementary students using the book, Recess at 20 Below by Cindy Lou Aillaud.  Participants will learn strategies for adapting books, content webbing, and developing content based activities for students on Alternate Assessment.

Location: CKEC Training Center

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

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