top of page

On Demand Modules 

 

Welcome to CKEC’s catalog of on demand modules. You can access our offerings two ways. First, you can scroll through the offerings. Second, you can find the offerings by clicking on the category link and it will take you directly to the modules that are available for that specific category.  Some modules may be listed under multiple categories. Click on the title of the module to begin. Make sure that you sign in and follow the directions for each module. At the end of each module, make sure you complete the exit slip or evaluation so that you can receive your certificate. Our certificates are sent from Certify ‘Em. If this is your first time participating in an on demand module or one of professional learning opportunities, you may need to check your junk or clutter folders in your email. If you still don’t have your certificate, be sure to contact the creator of your module. This can be found on the agenda or content page of the module you are taking.

Administration & Leadership

Child Abuse and Neglect Recognition and Reporting

1 hour of PD Credit

 

In this on demand module participants will learn about common indicators of physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, neglect and human trafficking. Participants will gain an understanding of how to properly report suspected abuse or neglect. Information will also be shared on the roles and responsibilities of school personnel and DCBS.  This module may fulfill the KRS 156.095 requirement for child abuse and neglect recognition and reporting. Participants will need to verify with their school district administrators to determine if this training will fulfill the KRS 156.095 requirement for child abuse neglect recognition and reporting.

 

CKEC Leadership Series: Keys to Student Success - Congruence

3 hours of EILA Credit

 

In classrooms, the lack of congruence can be the most detrimental factor to student success and achievement. Defined as  “perfect alignment between standards, learning targets, resources used, and questions used on daily and periodic assessments”, congruence is often missing in classroom lessons.  What’s worse, it can be nearly invisible to those who don’t know how to ensure that it is in place.  Unless they fully understand congruence, teachers and administrators may think that instruction looks effective - only to be hit with the reality when lower than expected student results become evident.  In this self-paced module, learn about congruence and how it can lead to drastically improved student success across a classroom, grade level, school, or district.


 

CKEC Leadership Series: Synergy - Building Trust During Decision-Making

2 hours of EILA Credit

 

Sometimes leaders feel that those around them agree with a vision or decision - and even help determine it - but then don’t pursue it as passionately as they should. Imagine what you could achieve with a shared vision AND a shared sense of urgency. In this on-demand module, learn how to create “synergy” within your leadership team.


 

Confidentiality in a School Setting

3 hours of PD Credit

 

This online self-paced module will provide an overview of confidentiality requirements for all school employees. The state and federal laws concerning confidentiality will be reviewed. Content will be provided through the use of common school scenarios with guidance on how to protect student confidentiality in each scenario.

 

Extended School Year

3 hours of PD or EILA Credit

This self paced module provides an overview of the federal and Kentucky special education regulations for providing ESY services for students with IEPs. Professional literature, including an OSEP letter and court cases concerning ESY are reviewed to provide guidance on how the ARC makes the individual student decisions for ESY. An expected outcome of the module is for schools/districts to use the presented information to review their local practices for making ESY decisions. 

Give Me 5: Core Curriculum and Instruction

No PD or EILA Credit

Educating students is a complex task, but there are some core systems and approaches that have a huge impact in all classrooms.  These are the Top 5 “can’t miss”, “bang for your buck”, “high return on investment” strategies, structures, approaches, and mindsets for academic success in schools and districts.

Give Me 5: Finance

No PD or EILA Credit

The world of school finance can be daunting. Financial viability is key in offering a high quality educational experience. The top return on investment strategies can give districts a roadmap to high return on investment strategies that can greatly influence financial position.

It's NOT All About Relationships

1 hour of PD or EILA Credit

If you listen to many of the education gurus out there, you would believe that 100% of our chances at success at bettering the lives of students and their families lie in our ability to form relationships. Relationships are certainly important...but there's a LOT more to it than that. In this module, you'll get tips to make you a stronger leader - whether you are a teacher leading students or an administrator leading staff. 

School and Classroom Intervention Systems: Key Factors for Design and Implementation

1 hour of PD or EILA Credit

In our schools and classrooms, sometimes we get the intervention all wrong - even though we have the best intentions. We find ourselves working as hard as possible, but the students never make the progress we expect. From reteaching structures to Tier 2 and Tier 3, this module examines the practices and structures that teachers and administrators should put into place for maximum student success. 

What is Deeper Learning & Where Do We Begin?

2 Hours of PD Credit

 

This self paced online module introduces participants to the Kentucky Deeper Learning grant, Kentucky’s United We Learn vision and three big ideas, deeper learning competencies and state-wide pillars, and the overall goal of strengthening tier 1 instruction and engagement strategies across the commonwealth to create more vibrant learning experiences for our students. 

Behavior
 

Check In Check Out

1.5 hours of PD or EILA Credit

 

 In this on demand module, participants will learn about the tier 2 intervention, Check In Check Out. Participants will learn about the required components as well as where there is some flexibility in implementation. We will also discuss some of the decision rules to determine fading, modifying or maintaining the Check In Check Out program.

Creating Behavior Magic: Using SDI to Create Change

1 hour of PD or EILA Credit

In this one hour on demand module, participants will learn the basics of Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) as it pertains to behavior. Participants will also be introduced to the SDI for Behavior Toolkit.

Digging Deeper into Mindfulness

6 hours of PD or EILA Credit

 

This on demand professional development is meant to support additional understanding of Mindfulness in school.   Our brains were not designed for constant notifications, endless channels, multiple apps, 40-plus work weeks, social media, social events, text messages, emails, and phone calls.  No wonder we feel stressed out and overwhelmed and living life on high alert.   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, to add to your toolkit full of additional strategies for reducing stress in the classroom and leave with ready to implement ideas.  


 

Our Kids Are Stressed Out: Calming Strategies for the Classroom Mindfulness

4 hours of PD or EILA Credit
 

This online module is meant to support a practical understanding of mindfulness in schools. 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.


 

PASS Overview

3 hours of PD or EILA Credit
 

This session is developing a knowledge base to enhance your understanding of the PASS program (Positive Approach to Student Success). This is an overview to see if you are interested in learning more about the program. Participants will explore resources in the areas of research that are the foundational pieces of the PASS program.



 

Why Are These Kids So Out of Control? Noncompliance and Oppositional Defiance

3 hours of PD Credit

 

This session will be on practical behavior and academic strategies used to effectively work with students who have been diagnosed with Oppositional Defiant Disorder or who are just noncompliant. Working with students who have control issues can be an extremely frustrating task; however, when one has a clear understanding of the disorder, it is much easier to identify the function of inappropriate behavior and to design appropriate interventions to ensure student success.

Culture & Climate
 

Fostering Academic Mindsets in the Classroom

1 hour of PD Credit

 

This on demand module defines and explains the four academic mindsets teachers can help foster to develop positive academic behaviors and academic perseverance. Participants will finish this module with multiple strategies they can utilize in their classrooms to help students develop positive academic mindsets.

 

How to Run a Highly Effective Meeting

2 hours of PD or EILA Credit

 

This self-paced session will explore principles and strategies of facilitating effective meetings. The three high-leverage practices in special education all relate to collaboration among professionals and families, and leading effective meetings in order to identify needed student supports and services in order to increase student success.

This session is for anyone that is responsible for facilitating meetings at the district, building, or classroom level, as well as meeting with families and other supporting agencies.

  • Collaborate with professionals to increase student success.

  • Organize and facilitate effective meetings with professionals and families.

  • Collaborate with families to support student learning and secure needed services

It's NOT All About Relationships

1 hour of PD or EILA Credit

If you listen to many of the education gurus out there, you would believe that 100% of our chances at success at bettering the lives of students and their families lie in our ability to form relationships. Relationships are certainly important...but there's a LOT more to it than that. In this module, you'll get tips to make you a stronger leader - whether you are a teacher leading students or an administrator leading staff. 

 

On Demand Book Study Chapters 1-3 "Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators" by Elena Aguilar

Up to 3 hours of PD or EILA Credit

 

Three self paced modules to deepen the learning for Chapters 1-3 of the  book “Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience for Educators” by Elena Aguilar. The book was written to be started in June, and for a chapter to be read each month until May.  Having a copy of the book is strongly encouraged.

On Demand Book Study Chapters 4-6 "Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators by Elena Aguilar

Up to 3 hours of PD or EILA Credit

Three self-paced modules to deepen the learning for Chapters 4-6 of the  book “Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience for Educators” by Elena Aguilar. The book was written to be started in June, and for a chapter to be read each month until May.  Having a copy of the book is strongly encouraged.

Restorative Justice Practices

2 hours of PD or EILA Credit 
 

This session will provide practical strategies for Restorative Practices and look at an approach that proactively builds positive school communities while also reducing misbehavior, discipline referrals, in school and out of school suspensions. 


 

Secondary Traumatic Stress: Building Educator Resilience

1.5 hours of PD or EILA Credit

 

This on demand module provides an overview of secondary traumatic stress and the effect it can have on school staff. Strategies are shared on how to increase the resilience of educators so that they are better protected against secondary traumatic stress.


 

Self Care for Educators Overview

2 hours of PD or EILA Credit
 

Practicing self care is more important now than ever. In this on demand module, participants will learn about six different domains of self care. Participants will also learn about different strategies that can be used to practice self care.

Deeper Learning
 

Assessing Deeper Learning

1 hour of PD Credit

 

This self paced online module will give teachers an overview of the deeper learning competencies and how to assess them in the classroom. Participants will finish this module with multiple assessment resources they can utilize in their classrooms to assess deeper learning, including performance tasks, authentic assessments, and high quality rubrics. 

 

Fostering Academic Mindsets in the Classroom

1 hour of PD Credit

 

This on demand module defines and explains the four academic mindsets teachers can help foster to develop positive academic behaviors and academic perseverance. Participants will finish this module with multiple strategies they can utilize in their classrooms to help students develop positive academic mindsets.

 

Getting Started with Project Based Learning

1 hour of PD Credit

 

This self paced online module will introduce classroom teachers and instructional coaches to the gold standard essential project design elements necessary to differentiate a “main course” project from a “dessert” project. We will share resources with participants to help them understand how project based learning works, from the launch through the final public presentations. Participants will also learn about free resources available to them through PBLWorks. 

 

Hexagonal Thinking

1.5 hours of PD Credit

 

This self paced module gives teachers an introduction to Hexagonal Thinking, explains how Hexagonal Thinking benefits students, and demonstrates multiple uses of this Deeper Learning instructional practice which can be adapted to all levels and content areas. Participants will finish this module with multiple Hexagonal Thinking resources and will create their own Hexagonal Thinking resource to utilize in their classroom.

 

Questioning Techniques

2 hours of PD Credit

According to research, teacher preparation of questions ahead of time often leads to more rigorous questions than those generated “on-the-fly.” This online, self-paced module explains how to engage all students in deep thinking through effective questioning. Participants will explore resources to support development of questioning techniques and choose a questioning strategy to implement in their classroom.

 

Reflection Tools in the Classroom 

1 hour of PD Credit

This online, self-paced module explains the importance of utilizing reflection as an instructional practice in the classroom. Participants will be introduced to and gain practice in utilizing various reflection tools and will finish the on-demand module with more than 10 ready-made reflection tools that can be used immediately with students.

Student Driven Feedback Protocols

1 hour of PD Credit
 

This online, self-paced module defines and explains student driven feedback protocols teachers can use to foster critique and communication skills. Participants will finish this module with multiple feedback protocols they can utilize in their classrooms to develop students’ ability to give and receive feedback.

 

Visible Thinking Strategies

1 hour of PD Credit
 

This online, self-paced module defines and explains visible thinking strategies teachers can use to foster critical thinking, collaboration, and communication skills. Participants will finish this module with a variety of routines and strategies they can utilize in their classrooms to develop students’ ability to make their thinking visible.


 

What is Deeper Learning & Where Do We Begin?

2 Hours of PD Credit

 

This self paced online module introduces participants to the Kentucky Deeper Learning grant, Kentucky’s United We Learn vision and three big ideas, deeper learning competencies and state-wide pillars, and the overall goal of strengthening tier 1 instruction and engagement strategies across the commonwealth to create more vibrant learning experiences for our students. 

Instructional & Teaching Practices
 

Activating Prior Knowledge and Transfer of Learning

2 hours of PD or EILA Credit

 

In this self paced module, participants will explore strategies to integrate prior knowledge and transfer of learning. Both types of strategies are key to helping students make connections and apply learning to different situations, resulting in content retention. 


 

Addressing Learning Loss

2 hours of PD or EILA Credit

 

This session is intended to assist administrators and teachers as students return to in-person instruction. Learning loss is an imminent issue coming out of the pandemic. Educators will need to strategically plan in order to maximize instructional time with students, take a multi-year approach to fill in content “gaps,” and find extra time in reading and math for students who are a year or more below grade level in their mastery of standards. Strategies and resources will be shared throughout the presentation, with time built in for reflection and planning.

 

An Overview of the 8 Math Teaching Practices and Embedding Them in a Classroom with Students with Disabilities

2 hours of PD Credit

 

This two hour online module will give math teachers an overview of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 8 Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices and how to embed them in the classroom. There is an emphasis on strategies and approaches that support students with disabilities in this module. 

 

CKEC Leadership Series: Keys to Student Success - Congruence

3 hours of EILA Credit

 

In classrooms, the lack of congruence can be the most detrimental factor to student success and achievement. Defined as  “perfect alignment between standards, learning targets, resources used, and questions used on daily and periodic assessments”, congruence is often missing in classroom lessons.  What’s worse, it can be nearly invisible to those who don’t know how to ensure that it is in place.  Unless they fully understand congruence, teachers and administrators may think that instruction looks effective - only to be hit with the reality when lower than expected student results become evident.  In this self-paced module, learn about congruence and how it can lead to drastically improved student success across a classroom, grade level, school, or district.

 

CBB Fractions

Number of PD or EILA  Credits will vary depending on which parts of the module are completed

 

The Conceptual Building Blocks is designed to build a teacher’s capacity to work with students in various settings.  The approach is rooted in a concrete--semi-concrete--abstract (CSA) methodology of teaching and develops conceptual understanding along the way to procedural understanding.  This module focuses on progression of thought for fractions, addressing misconceptions, building fraction sense, and operations with fractions.

This asynchronous module can be completed in various ways.  The richest learning will occur by going through the entire module.  However, you may decide to only complete one or some of the sections, but not all.  The Conceptual Building Blocks is designed to build a teacher’s capacity to work with students in various settings.  The approach is rooted in a concrete--semi-concrete--abstract (CSA) methodology of teaching and develops conceptual understanding along the way to procedural understanding.  This module focuses on progression of thought for fractions, addressing misconceptions, building fraction sense, and operations with fractions. PD/EILA credit will be awarded based on what you complete in the module.


 

CBB Multiplication and Division

Number of PD or EILA Credits will vary depending on which parts of the module are completed

 

The Conceptual Building Blocks is designed to build a teacher’s capacity to work with students in various settings.  The approach is rooted in a concrete--semi-concrete--abstract (CSA) methodology of teaching and develops conceptual understanding along the way to procedural understanding.  This module focuses on progression of thought for multiplication and division, addressing misconceptions, problem structures, fluency, and strategies for multiplication and division. This asynchronous module can be completed in various ways.  The richest learning will occur by going through the entire module.  However, you may decide to only complete one or some of the sections, but not all.  PD/EILA credit will be awarded based on what you complete in the module.

Chatter that Matters

2 hours of PD Credit

This two hour on demand module will give math educators a starting point for facilitating mathematical discourse in the classroom through posing purposeful questions. Educators will learn about and engage with resources they can use in the classroom to facilitate discourse and have specific strategies that can be used to support students with disabilities. 


 

Comprehension Strategies for Secondary Students with Disabilities

1.5 hours of PD Credit
 

This online self paced module will provide an overview and implementation suggestions of three different reading comprehension strategies geared for students in grades 6-12.

 

Connecting the Dots: SDI Tools for Reading and Writing

2 hours of PD Credit

 

This virtual training explores the Specially Designed Instruction, or SDI, Tools for Reading and Writing. The Literacy Special Education Cooperative members developed these tools to help educators improve the quality and selection of specially designed instruction while strengthening the connection across IEP goals, progress monitoring, and KY Academic Standards. 

 

Dialogic Reading

1.5 Hours of PD Credit

 

Dialogic Reading is a self-paced module allowing participants to earn 1 ½ hours of PD credit. During this module, participants will be able to identify and understand the components of dialogic reading (PEER and CROWD), develop questions/prompts for each level of CROWD, understand what dialogic reading is and is not, and evaluate a book to use during dialogic reading. During this session, each person will complete 3 separate activities to aid in understanding and using dialogic reading in the classroom.

 

Effective Reading Instruction: 5 Components of Reading Overview

2 hours of PD Credit
 

This self paced module is an overview of the 5 components of reading instruction: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. The module discusses a variety of methods/strategies to implement these components in the classroom. 

 

Feedback in Math

1.5 hours of EILA Credit
 

This self paced professional learning module will help you explore the principles behind effective feedback in math. Types of feedback are shared as well as considerations for individualizing feedback. Participants will have opportunities to reflect on their own practice and construct feedback responses. This session is appropriate for all grade levels.

 

From ABC’s to Paragraphs: How to Progress Monitor the Writing of Students with Disabilities

1.5 hours of PD Credit
 

Do you have K-12 students with IEP goals for writing? This session will cover best practices for measuring student writing progress in handwriting, spelling, sentence writing, and paragraph writing. As a result of attending, you’ll learn how to administer, score, and interpret brief curriculum based measures used for IEPs.


 

Getting Started with Project Based Learning

1 hour of PD Credit

 

This self paced online module will introduce classroom teachers and instructional coaches to the gold standard essential project design elements necessary to differentiate a “main course” project from a “dessert” project. We will share resources with participants to help them understand how project based learning works, from the launch through the final public presentations. Participants will also learn about free resources available to them through PBLWorks. 

 

Guided Reading 101

9 hours of PD Credit

 

In this online session, participants will receive 9 hours of self-paced work. The session will be on guided reading and specific ways to implement this in the classroom. Focus will be on lesson plans for different student levels, scheduling, assessment, centers, and other areas. Participants will be guided through steps to create lesson plans based on the book The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading by Jan Richardson. Participants will need to have their districts purchase the book The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading by Jan Richardson to complete this training. Upon completion, participants will be provided a PD certificate for a total 9 hours of credit.  

 

Hexagonal Thinking

1.5 hours of PD Credit

 

This self paced module gives teachers an introduction to Hexagonal Thinking, explains how Hexagonal Thinking benefits students, and demonstrates multiple uses of this Deeper Learning instructional practice which can be adapted to all levels and content areas. Participants will finish this module with multiple Hexagonal Thinking resources and will create their own Hexagonal Thinking resource to utilize in their classroom. 

 

High Leverage Practices in Special Education: Assessment

2 hours of PD or EILA Credit

 

The high-leverage practices in special education are divided into four components:  collaboration, social/emotional/behavioral, assessment, and instruction. This self-paced session will focus on the three HLP’s for Assessment practices. A foundational role for both general education and special education teachers is the ability to identify both strengths and needs of individual students. Strategies will be shared to identify multiple sources of information, interpreting and communicating assessment data, and using data to analyze instructional practices.


 

High Leverage Practices in Special Education: Collaboration

2 hours of PD or EILA Credit

 

The high-leverage practices in special education are divided into four components: collaboration, social/emotional/behavioral, assessment and instruction. Participants will explore resources supporting collaborative practices. This session will focus on the three HLP's in Collaboration. Collaboration with professionals, organizing and facilitating meetings and collaborating with families will be the focus and resources will be provided. Participants will also engage in reflection on their own practices and implementation.


 

High Leverage Practices in Special Education: Instruction

2 hours of PD or EILA Credit

 

The high-leverage practices in special education are divided into four components:  collaboration, social/emotional/behavioral, assessment, and instruction. This self-paced module will provide an overview of instructional practices aligned with the High-Leverage Practices in Special Education. Strategies will include goal setting, scaffolding, explicit instruction, and teaching cognitive and metacognitive strategies to name a few.


 

High Leverage Practices in Special Education: Social/Emotional/Behavioral

2 hours of PD or EILA Credit

The high-leverage practices in special education are divided into four components:  collaboration, social/emotional/behavioral, assessment, and instruction. Participants will explore resources supporting social/emotional/behavioral practices. Participants will also engage in reflection on their own practices and implementation. 

 

Importance of Sounds

1.5 hours of PD Credit

 

During this module, participants will understand vocabulary clarifications, listen to and be able to correctly state different phonemes, and complete a Flipgrid activity to practice learning. 

 

Improving Reading Comprehension Grades K-3

1 hour of PD Credit

This online self paced module will provide an overview and implementation suggestions for reading comprehension strategies geared toward students in grades K-3. 

Optimizing Small Group Instruction in Math

3 hours of PD or EILA Credit

 

The goal of this module is that participants increase their toolbox of strategies for designing and implementing small group instruction in their math classrooms.  Throughout the module, they will consider:

  • settings: including resource & co-teaching classes

  • participants: teachers, instructional assistants, students

  • components: groups, environment, data, tasks

Overview of High Leverage Practices for Special Education

3 hours of PD or EILA Credit

This on demand module will provide an overview of the 22 High Leverage Practices in Special Education. In this module, participants will be introduced to the four areas of these practices, a guided tour of the website highleveragepractices.org and an opportunity to explore resources based on individual interest.

Questioning Techniques

2 hours of PD Credit

According to research, teacher preparation of questions ahead of time often leads to more rigorous questions than those generated “on-the-fly.” This online, self-paced module explains how to engage all students in deep thinking through effective questioning. Participants will explore resources to support development of questioning techniques and choose a questioning strategy to implement in their classroom.

Quick and Easy Writing Strategies to Support Struggling Writers

2 hours of PD Credit

In this interactive module, participants will have the opportunity to review the Kentucky Academic Standards for Writing (Composition) as well as be introduced to strategies to support grammar and syntax, content development, as well as editing strategies. Strategies are appropriate for struggling writers in grades 3-12 and can be applied in any content area. 

 

Reading Comprehension for Secondary Students

3 hours of PD or EILA Credit

 

This self paced module will increase your understanding of the principles of reading comprehension instruction, lessons for implementing strategies will be explored and implementation ideas for generalizing reading comprehension strategies across content areas will be shared.

 

Reading Responses

1 hour of PD Credit

 

Reading responses keep students actively engaged by reading, writing and talking about text. This self paced module is an overview of how to create and use reading responses in the classroom. 

Reciprocal Teaching

3 hours of PD Credit

Reciprocal teaching is a scaffolded discussion technique that incorporates four strategies: predict, question, clarify, and summarize. Reciprocal teaching can be used at any grade level with any reading material. Does this sound like something you want to use in your classroom?

 

Reflection Tools in the Classroom 

1 hour of PD Credit

This online, self-paced module explains the importance of utilizing reflection as an instructional practice in the classroom. Participants will be introduced to and gain practice in utilizing various reflection tools and will finish the on-demand module with more than 10 ready-made reflection tools that can be used immediately with students.

School and Classroom Intervention Systems: Key Factors for Design and Implementation

1 hour of PD or EILA Credit

In our schools and classrooms, sometimes we get the intervention all wrong - even though we have the best intentions. We find ourselves working as hard as possible, but the students never make the progress we expect. From reteaching structures to Tier 2 and Tier 3, this module examines the practices and structures that teachers and administrators should put into place for maximum student success. 

So, I’m a Special Ed Teacher in a High School Math Class…Now What?

3 hours of PD Credit

 

Do you special needs students struggle to learn math in high school? Do you want to build your instructional toolbox with strategies for adapting and modifying high school math content? This self paced module will provide resources and ideas for working with special needs students in a high school math classroom (resource, co-teaching, etc.). Particular attention will be given to strategies that can be used across courses (Algebra 1, Geometry and Algebra 2).

 

Structured Literacy: The Lesson Plan

2.5 hours of PD Credit

 

This self-paced module covers structured literacy and specific ways to implement it in the classroom. The focus is on lesson plans, teaching new concepts, dictation, vowel practice and more. Each participant will need a copy of Recipe for Reading by Frances Bloom and Nina Traub to complete the module.
 

Student Driven Feedback Protocols

1 hour of PD Credit

This online, self-paced module defines and explains student driven feedback protocols teachers can use to foster critique and communication skills. Participants will finish this module with multiple feedback protocols they can utilize in their classrooms to develop students’ ability to give and receive feedback.


 

The Write Stuff: Evidence Based Writing Interventions

1.5 hours of PD Credit

 

In some ways, writing is rocket science. Lots of things need to go right for students to express themselves. This session will look specifically at text writing, the skill of composing multiple works that make sense into sentences and paragraphs. In this session, you’ll learn how to design and deliver evidence based interventions to improve the handwriting, spelling, sentence writing and story/essay writing of K-12 students with disabilities.

 

Three Modes of Writing

2 hours of PD Credit

 

This module is a two hour session to describe and explore the three modes of writing: Writing to Learn, Writing to Assess Learning, and Writing to Publish.

 

Using Worked Examples in Math Class

3 hours of PD Credit

 

Worked examples are an evidence-based strategy to use in the mathematics classroom for multi-step problems.  This module will introduce you to using worked examples (sometimes called solved problems) in your classroom.  The outcomes for the module are:

  • Increased knowledge of worked examples

    • Research behind them

    • Various types

    • How to create and teach with them

  • Deepened understanding of High Leverage Practices for Special Education

    • HLP 12

    • HLP 15

 

Visible Thinking Strategies

1 hour of PD Credit

This online, self-paced module defines and explains visible thinking strategies teachers can use to foster critical thinking, collaboration, and communication skills. Participants will finish this module with a variety of routines and strategies they can utilize in their classrooms to develop students’ ability to make their thinking visible.

 

Vocabulary Routine

1.5 hours of PD Credit

 

The purpose of this virtual session is for educators to further develop a routine for intentionally selecting appropriate vocabulary and to acquire steps for effective planning and delivery of explicit instruction, whether in a virtual or in person setting. Viewers will also have access to a toolbox of strategies. During this session, we explore ways to leverage reading tasks to impact student learning. Examples of the routine, ways to implement and ways to build student independence will be shared. 
 

What is Deeper Learning & Where Do We Begin?

2 Hours of PD Credit

 

This self paced online module introduces participants to the Kentucky Deeper Learning grant, Kentucky’s United We Learn vision and three big ideas, deeper learning competencies and state-wide pillars, and the overall goal of strengthening tier 1 instruction and engagement strategies across the commonwealth to create more vibrant learning experiences for our students. 

 

Working Memory and Retrieval Practices

3 hours of PD or EILA Credit

 

Students with learning disabilities and students affected by trauma or poverty may likely demonstrate characteristics of poor working memory. A few of the behaviors that may manifest include not following step by step instructions, difficulty in completing tasks or working independently, and lack of retention of information. This self paced module will provide a background on the causes of working memory deficits and will provide classroom strategies to support successful student learning. 


 

Writing Using Mentor Texts

2 hours of PD Credit

 

This virtual training will cover writing using mentor text for middle and high school students. IT will review why we use mentor texts, sharing a variety of sites and examples of mentor texts and the process of planning a writing unit. 

Literacy
 

Comprehension Strategies for Secondary Students with Disabilities

1.5 hours of PD Credit
 

This online self paced module will provide an overview and implementation suggestions of three different reading comprehension strategies geared for students in grades 6-12.

 

Connecting the Dots: SDI Tools for Reading and Writing

2 hours of PD Credit

 

This virtual training explores the Specially Designed Instruction, or SDI, Tools for Reading and Writing. The Literacy Special Education Cooperative members developed these tools to help educators improve the quality and selection of specially designed instruction while strengthening the connection across IEP goals, progress monitoring, and KY Academic Standards. 

 

Co-Teaching Overview

3 hours of PD or EILA Credit

 

Participants will learn: 6 approaches of co-teaching, how to effectively plan for co-teaching, the importance of communication in the co-teaching partnership.  Additionally, they will understand the roles of the general education and special education teachers in the co-teaching classroom. Specific examples for literacy and math are shared at all grade bands.

Outcomes include:

  • Articulate big ideas about co-teaching

  • Application of various models of co-teaching at all levels

  • Development of ideas for implementation in your classroom

  • Knowledge of resources for co-teaching

 

Dialogic Reading

1.5 Hours of PD Credit

 

Dialogic Reading is a self-paced module allowing participants to earn 1 ½ hours of PD credit. During this module, participants will be able to identify and understand the components of dialogic reading (PEER and CROWD), develop questions/prompts for each level of CROWD, understand what dialogic reading is and is not, and evaluate a book to use during dialogic reading. During this session, each person will complete 3 separate activities to aid in understanding and using dialogic reading in the classroom.


 

Effective Reading Instruction: 5 Components of Reading Overview

2 hours of PD Credit
 

This self paced module is an overview of the 5 components of reading instruction: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. The module discusses a variety of methods/strategies to implement these components in the classroom. 

 

From ABC’s to Paragraphs: How to Progress Monitor the Writing of Students with Disabilities

1.5 hours of PD Credit
 

Do you have K-12 students with IEP goals for writing? This session will cover best practices for measuring student writing progress in handwriting, spelling, sentence writing, and paragraph writing. As a result of attending, you’ll learn how to administer, score, and interpret brief curriculum based measures used for IEPs.

 

Guided Reading 101

9 hours of PD Credit

 

In this online session, participants will receive 9 hours of self-paced work. The session will be on guided reading and specific ways to implement this in the classroom. Focus will be on lesson plans for different student levels, scheduling, assessment, centers, and other areas. Participants will be guided through steps to create lesson plans based on the book The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading by Jan Richardson. Participants will need to have their districts purchase the book The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading by Jan Richardson to complete this training. Upon completion, participants will be provided a PD certificate for a total 9 hours of credit.  

 

Importance of Sounds

1.5 hours of PD Credit

 

During this module, participants will understand vocabulary clarifications, listen to and be able to correctly state different phonemes, and complete a Flipgrid activity to practice learning. 

 

Improving Reading Comprehension Grades K-3

1 hour of PD Credit
 

This online self paced module will provide an overview and implementation suggestions for reading comprehension strategies geared toward students in grades K-3. 


 

Quick and Easy Writing Strategies to Support Struggling Writers

2 hours of PD Credit
 

In this interactive module, participants will have the opportunity to review the Kentucky Academic Standards for Writing (Composition) as well as be introduced to strategies to support grammar and syntax, content development, as well as editing strategies. Strategies are appropriate for struggling writers in grades 3-12 and can be applied in any content area. 

 

Reading Comprehension for Secondary Students

3 hours of PD or EILA Credit

 

This self paced module will increase your understanding of the principles of reading comprehension instruction, lessons for implementing strategies will be explored and implementation ideas for generalizing reading comprehension strategies across content areas will be shared.

 

Reading Responses

1 hour of PD Credit

 

Reading responses keep students actively engaged by reading, writing and talking about text. This self paced module is an overview of how to create and use reading responses in the classroom. 
 

Reciprocal Teaching

3 hours of PD Credit

Reciprocal teaching is a scaffolded discussion technique that incorporates four strategies: predict, question, clarify, and summarize. Reciprocal teaching can be used at any grade level with any reading material. Does this sound like something you want to use in your classroom?

Structured Literacy: The Lesson Plan

2.5 hours of PD Credit

 

This self-paced module covers structured literacy and specific ways to implement it in the classroom. The focus is on lesson plans, teaching new concepts, dictation, vowel practice and more. Each participant will need a copy of Recipe for Reading by Frances Bloom and Nina Traub to complete the module.
 

Supporting Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities to Write

3 hours of PD Credit

 

This online learning module will provide strategies for school staff working with students with moderate to severe disabilities to create writing pieces. The module contains a one hour self paced learning video, front loading of information prior to watching the video, and passing a post test to earn three hours of professional development credit.
 

The Write Stuff: Evidence Based Writing Interventions

1.5 hours of PD Credit

 

In some ways, writing is rocket science. Lots of things need to go right for students to express themselves. This session will look specifically at text writing, the skill of composing multiple works that make sense into sentences and paragraphs. In this session, you’ll learn how to design and deliver evidence based interventions to improve the handwriting, spelling, sentence writing and story/essay writing of K-12 students with disabilities.

 

Three Modes of Writing

2 hours of PD Credit

 

This module is a two hour session to describe and explore the three modes of writing: Writing to Learn, Writing to Assess Learning, and Writing to Publish.

 

Vocabulary Routine

1.5 hours of PD Credit

 

The purpose of this virtual session is for educators to further develop a routine for intentionally selecting appropriate vocabulary and to acquire steps for effective planning and delivery of explicit instruction, whether in a virtual or in person setting. Viewers will also have access to a toolbox of strategies. During this session, we explore ways to leverage reading tasks to impact student learning. Examples of the routine, ways to implement and ways to build student independence will be shared. 
 

Writing Using Mentor Texts

2 hours of PD Credit

 

This virtual training will cover writing using mentor text for middle and high school students. IT will review why we use mentor texts, sharing a variety of sites and examples of mentor texts and the process of planning a writing unit. 

 

Low Incidence
 

Deeper Understanding of KAS Math Alternate Assessment Progressions and Targets

3 hours of PD Credit
 

This online learning module will support school staff in understanding the Alternate Assessment Math Progressions. The module contains a one hour self paced learning video, front loading of information prior to watching the self paced video, and passing of a post-test to earn the three hours of PD credit.

 

Engagement Tools for the MSD Classroom

1.5 hours of PD Credit

 

This 1 ½ hour self paced module shows multiple ways to increase student engagement in the MSD classroom (and other settings) using different pieces of assistive technology. We discuss switches, a computer interface, mounting devices, and a variety of websites. You will find helpful videos, information on lending libraries, printable communication boards, and much more. 

 

Kentucky Academic Standards and Alternate Assessment Targets

3 hours of PD Credit
 

In this training series, you will be exploring the revised KY academic standards in relation to alternate assessment targets and resources available to teachers to help you deepen your understanding of the standards’ big ideas and key concepts. The training plan is divided into three (3) phases that will be released over the Summer and Fall of 2020.  
 

Making Literacy Accessible for All through Adapting Text

3 hours of PD Credit
 

Do you have students who struggle accessing text in typical formats (i.e. chapter books, a lot of words and content, textbooks)?  This self-guided/paced online training, Making Literacy Accessible for ALL Students through Adapting Text,  is developed for school staff working with students with disabilities who struggle to access text in typical formats.  Participants will be guided through steps to adapt the text for their students with a variety of disabilities to increase participation in literacy experiences (i.e. decrease text but not content, add pictures for understanding, include engagement questions).  

 

Postsecondary Readiness and Alternate Assessment (CWEC and ESAR)

2 hours of PD Credit

Do you have questions about transition or the career/work experience certification for your students who participate in alternate assessment? This online module was made for you! In this module, participants will learn about transition components of the alternate assessment, include the transition attainment record (TAR), career work/experience certification (CWEC) and employability skills attainment record (ESAR). This session is perfect for new high school MSD teachers, or high school MSD teachers who need a refresher on requirements, scheduling, and documenting career/work experiences for their students. 

Supporting Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities to Write

3 hours of PD Credit

 

This online learning module will provide strategies for school staff working with students with moderate to severe disabilities to create writing pieces. The module contains a one hour self paced learning video, front loading of information prior to watching the video, and passing a post test to earn three hours of professional development credit.

Math
 

An Overview of the 8 Math Teaching Practices and Embedding Them in a Classroom with Students with Disabilities

2 hours of PD Credit

 

This two hour online module will give math teachers an overview of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 8 Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices and how to embed them in the classroom. There is an emphasis on strategies and approaches that support students with disabilities in this module. 

Chatter that Matters

2 hours of PD Credit

This two hour on demand module will give math educators a starting point for facilitating mathematical discourse in the classroom through posing purposeful questions. Educators will learn about and engage with resources they can use in the classroom to facilitate discourse and have specific strategies that can be used to support students with disabilities. 

CBB Fractions

Number of PD or EILA  Credits will vary depending on which parts of the module are completed

 

The Conceptual Building Blocks is designed to build a teacher’s capacity to work with students in various settings.  The approach is rooted in a concrete--semi-concrete--abstract (CSA) methodology of teaching and develops conceptual understanding along the way to procedural understanding.  This module focuses on progression of thought for fractions, addressing misconceptions, building fraction sense, and operations with fractions.

This asynchronous module can be completed in various ways.  The richest learning will occur by going through the entire module.  However, you may decide to only complete one or some of the sections, but not all.  The Conceptual Building Blocks is designed to build a teacher’s capacity to work with students in various settings.  The approach is rooted in a concrete--semi-concrete--abstract (CSA) methodology of teaching and develops conceptual understanding along the way to procedural understanding.  This module focuses on progression of thought for fractions, addressing misconceptions, building fraction sense, and operations with fractions. PD/EILA credit will be awarded based on what you complete in the module.


 

CBB Multiplication and Division

Number of PD or EILA Credits will vary depending on which parts of the module are completed

 

The Conceptual Building Blocks is designed to build a teacher’s capacity to work with students in various settings.  The approach is rooted in a concrete--semi-concrete--abstract (CSA) methodology of teaching and develops conceptual understanding along the way to procedural understanding.  This module focuses on progression of thought for multiplication and division, addressing misconceptions, problem structures, fluency, and strategies for multiplication and division. This asynchronous module can be completed in various ways.  The richest learning will occur by going through the entire module.  However, you may decide to only complete one or some of the sections, but not all.  PD/EILA credit will be awarded based on what you complete in the module.

 

Co-Teaching for Math Classroom

2 hours of EILA Credit

 

This online module has the following outcomes:

  • Brief overview of co-teaching

  • Hear about examples of how the various co-teaching approaches might be used in the mathematics classroom at all levels (elementary, middle, high school)

  • Develop implementation ideas for your own classroom

  • Opportunity to explore resources related to co-teaching

 

Co-Teaching Overview

3 hours of PD or EILA Credit

 

Participants will learn: 6 approaches of co-teaching, how to effectively plan for co-teaching, the importance of communication in the co-teaching partnership.  Additionally, they will understand the roles of the general education and special education teachers in the co-teaching classroom. Specific examples for literacy and math are shared at all grade bands.

Outcomes include:

  • Articulate big ideas about co-teaching

  • Application of various models of co-teaching at all levels

  • Development of ideas for implementation in your classroom

  • Knowledge of resources for co-teaching


 

Deeper Understanding of KAS Math Alternate Assessment Progressions and Targets

3 hours of PD Credit
 

This online learning module will support school staff in understanding the Alternate Assessment Math Progressions. The module contains a one hour self paced learning video, front loading of information prior to watching the self paced video, and passing of a post-test to earn the three hours of PD credit.

 

Feedback in Math

1.5 hours of EILA Credit
 

This self paced professional learning module will help you explore the principles behind effective feedback in math. Types of feedback are shared as well as considerations for individualizing feedback. Participants will have opportunities to reflect on their own practice and construct feedback responses. This session is appropriate for all grade levels.

 

Growing a Healthy Mathematics Classroom: Social Emotional Learning in Math Class

4 hours of PD or EILA Credit
 

As educators we understand the importance of social emotional learning (SEL). We don’t always know how to embed SEL into our instruction. This on demand module provides strategies and resources on incorporating SEL into your math classroom.

Optimizing Small Group Instruction in Math

3 hours of PD or EILA Credit

 

The goal of this module is that participants increase their toolbox of strategies for designing and implementing small group instruction in their math classrooms.  Throughout the module, they will consider:

  • settings: including resource & co-teaching classes

  • participants: teachers, instructional assistants, students

  • components: groups, environment, data, tasks

So, I’m a Special Ed Teacher in a High School Math Class…Now What?

3 hours of PD Credit

 

Do you special needs students struggle to learn math in high school? Do you want to build your instructional toolbox with strategies for adapting and modifying high school math content? This self paced module will provide resources and ideas for working with special needs students in a high school math classroom (resource, co-teaching, etc.). Particular attention will be given to strategies that can be used across courses (Algebra 1, Geometry and Algebra 2).
 

Using Worked Examples in Math Class

3 hours of PD Credit

 

Worked examples are an evidence-based strategy to use in the mathematics classroom for multi-step problems.  This module will introduce you to using worked examples (sometimes called solved problems) in your classroom.  The outcomes for the module are:

  • Increased knowledge of worked examples

    • Research behind them

    • Various types

    • How to create and teach with them

  • Deepened understanding of High Leverage Practices for Special Education

    • HLP 12

    • HLP 15

Mental Health & Trauma
 

Bounce 101: Introduction to ACES and Trauma Informed Practices

2 hours of PD or EILA Credit

 

People face many stressors that can have a life-long impact on their ability to thrive. Yet it is possible to foster resilience, equipping people with the tools to effectively respond to adversity and bounce back. This on demand module  supports this goal by increasing understanding of the lifelong impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and building individual and organizational skills to nurture resilience. You will encounter materials that foster trauma-informed approaches to serving your students and caregivers. This module is for people that are early in their understanding of ACES and Trauma Informed Practices. 

 

Child Abuse and Neglect Recognition and Reporting

1 hour of PD Credit

 

In this on demand module participants will learn about common indicators of physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, neglect and human trafficking. Participants will gain an understanding of how to properly report suspected abuse or neglect. Information will also be shared on the roles and responsibilities of school personnel and DCBS.  This module may fulfill the KRS 156.095 requirement for child abuse and neglect recognition and reporting. Participants will need to verify with their school district administrators to determine if this training will fulfill the KRS 156.095 requirement for child abuse neglect recognition and reporting.

Developing a Comprehensive School Counseling Program: Define Component

1 hour of PD or EILA Credit

In this self paced, on demand module, participants will learn to identify the three sets of standards that help school counselors develop, implement and assess their school counseling program.

Developing a Comprehensive School Counseling Program: Manage Component

3 hours of EILA Credit

In this self paced on demand module, participants will learn to manage and analyze data for continuous program improvement, determine annual student outcome goals, and access and utilize a variety of tools to support the management of the Comprehensive School Counseling Program (CSCP).

 

Digging Deeper into Mindfulness

6 hours of PD or EILA Credit

 

This on demand professional development is meant to support additional understanding of Mindfulness in school.   Our brains were not designed for constant notifications, endless channels, multiple apps, 40-plus work weeks, social media, social events, text messages, emails, and phone calls.  No wonder we feel stressed out and overwhelmed and living life on high alert.   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, to add to your toolkit full of additional strategies for reducing stress in the classroom and leave with ready to implement ideas.  


 

Handle with Care

1 hour of PD or EILA Credit

 

Handle With Care is a collaborative initiative between law enforcement and schools to address possible exposure to traumatic events.  This self-paced, on demand module can typically be completed within one hour and will result in one hour of EILA credit.

On Demand Book Study Chapters 1-3 "Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators" by Elena Aguilar

Up to 3 hours of PD or EILA Credit

 

Three self paced modules to deepen the learning for Chapters 1-3 of the  book “Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience for Educators” by Elena Aguilar. The book was written to be started in June, and for a chapter to be read each month until May.  Having a copy of the book is strongly encouraged.

On Demand Book Study Chapters 4-6 "Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators by Elena Aguilar

Up to 3 hours of PD or EILA Credit

Three self-paced modules to deepen the learning for Chapters 4-6 of the  book “Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience for Educators” by Elena Aguilar. The book was written to be started in June, and for a chapter to be read each month until May.  Having a copy of the book is strongly encouraged.

Our Kids Are Stressed Out: Calming Strategies for the Classroom Mindfulness

4 hours of PD or EILA Credit

This online module is meant to support a practical understanding of mindfulness in schools. 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.

 

Secondary Traumatic Stress: Building Educator Resilience

1.5 hours of PD or EILA Credit

 

This on demand module provides an overview of secondary traumatic stress and the effect it can have on school staff. Strategies are shared on how to increase the resilience of educators so that they are better protected against secondary traumatic stress.

 

Suicide Prevention and Intervention

1 hour of PD or EILA Credit

 

In this on demand module participants will learn about the prevalence of suicide in the US and Kentucky. Participants will gain an understanding of common risk factors, warning signs and protective factors as it relates to suicidal ideation. Resources will be shared for screening and interventions. This module may fulfill the KRS 156.095 requirement for suicide prevention and intervention. Participants will need to verify with their school district administrators to determine if this training will fulfill the KRS 156.095 requirement for suicide prevention and intervention training. 

Supporting Mental Health in the Classroom

2 hours of PD or EILA Credit

 

This on demand module will provide an overview of mental health and what distress looks like in the classroom. Strategies and resources are shared to help educators support the mental health needs of their students. 

 

Trauma Informed Care for Educators: The Basics

2 hours of PD or EILA Credit

 

As educators, we hear a lot about trauma. This on demand module provides a basic overview of trauma informed care for educators. Participants will learn about the definition of trauma, how it may look in the classroom and strategies to help students.


 

Why Are These Kids So Out of Control? Noncompliance and Oppositional Defiance

3 hours of PD Credit

 

This session will be on practical behavior and academic strategies used to effectively work with students who have been diagnosed with Oppositional Defiant Disorder or who are just noncompliant. Working with students who have control issues can be an extremely frustrating task; however, when one has a clear understanding of the disorder, it is much easier to identify the function of inappropriate behavior and to design appropriate interventions to ensure student success.

Social Emotional Learning
 

Fostering Academic Mindsets in the Classroom

1 hour of PD Credit

 

This on demand module defines and explains the four academic mindsets teachers can help foster to develop positive academic behaviors and academic perseverance. Participants will finish this module with multiple strategies they can utilize in their classrooms to help students develop positive academic mindsets.


 

Growing a Healthy Mathematics Classroom: Social Emotional Learning in Math Class

4 hours of PD or EILA Credit

As educators we understand the importance of social emotional learning (SEL). We don’t always know how to embed SEL into our instruction. This on demand module provides strategies and resources on incorporating SEL into your math classroom.

 

 

On Demand Book Study Chapters 1-3 "Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators" by Elena Aguilar

Up to 3 hours of PD or EILA Credit

 

Three self paced modules to deepen the learning for Chapters 1-3 of the  book “Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience for Educators” by Elena Aguilar. The book was written to be started in June, and for a chapter to be read each month until May.  Having a copy of the book is strongly encouraged.

On Demand Book Study Chapters 4-6 "Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators by Elena Aguilar

Up to 3 hours of PD or EILA Credit

Three self-paced modules to deepen the learning for Chapters 4-6 of the  book “Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience for Educators” by Elena Aguilar. The book was written to be started in June, and for a chapter to be read each month until May.  Having a copy of the book is strongly encouraged.

Our Kids Are Stressed Out: Calming Strategies for the Classroom Mindfulness

4 hours of PD or EILA Credit
 

This online module is meant to support a practical understanding of mindfulness in schools. 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.


 

SEL as a Lever for Equity and Social Justice

1 hour of PD or EILA Credit

 

Using resources from CASEL (Collaborative for Social Emotional Learning), you will explore how the systematic implementation of SEL can help your schools or district create conditions that support students and adults in developing self-awareness and self-management to discuss personal and group strengths and biases, social awareness and relationship-building skills to foster cross-cultural relationships, and responsible decision-making skills to reflect on and address the impacts of racism and other forms of inequitable treatment. This module is an overview of the resources. 


 

SEL as a Lever for Equity and Social Justice: Cultivating and Communicating Commitment

2 hours of PD or EILA Credit

 

Using resources from CASEL (Collaborative for Social and Emotional Learning), you will explore how the systemic implementation of SEL can help your schools or district create conditions that support students and adults in developing self-awareness and self-management to discuss personal and group strengths and biases, social awareness and relationship-building skills to foster cross-cultural relationships, and responsible decision-making skills to reflect on and address the impacts of racism and other forms of inequitable treatment. This module focuses on explicitly positioning and communicating about SEL as a lever for equity. 

SEL as a Lever for Equity and Social Justice: Elevate Student Voice and Vision

1 hour of PD or EILA Credit

Explore how the systemic implementation of SEL can help your schools or district create conditions that support students and adults in developing self-awareness and self-management to discuss personal and group strengths and biases, social awareness and relationship-building skills to foster cross-cultural relationships, and responsible decision-making skills to reflect on and address the impacts of racism and other forms of inequitable treatment. This module focuses on elevating student voice and vision to  build authentic relationships with adults that facilitate co-learning to examine inequities and co-create solutions that lead to greater inclusion and better outcomes for all.

 

SEL as a Lever for Equity and Social Justice: Prioritize Adult Learning

1 hour of PD or EILA Credit

 

Explore how the systemic implementation of SEL can help your schools or district create conditions that support students and adults in developing self-awareness and self-management to discuss personal and group strengths and biases, social awareness and relationship-building skills to foster cross-cultural relationships, and responsible decision-making skills to reflect on and address the impacts of racism and other forms of inequitable treatment. This module focuses on prioritizing adult learning that fosters critical reflection on one’s own social, emotional, and cultural competencies. 
 

SEL Overview Part 1

1 hour of PD or EILA Credit

 

This session provides an overview of the definition and components of social emotional learning. * This module is the first part of a six part on demand series on Social Emotional Learning. This series can be taken in its entirety or you can choose the modules of most interest to you.
 

SEL Part 2: Self Awareness

2 hours of PD or EILA Credit

 

This session provides an overview of the self awareness component of social emotional learning. * This module is the second part of a six part on demand series on Social Emotional Learning. This series can be taken in its entirety or you can choose the modules of most interest to you. 

 

SEL Part 3: Social Awareness

3 hours of PD or EILA Credit

 

This session provides an overview of the social awareness component of social emotional learning. *This module is the third part of a six part on demand series on Social Emotional Learning. This series can be taken in its entirety or you can choose the modules of most interest to you.

SEL Part 4: Relationship Building

3 hours of PD or EILA Credit

 

This session provides an overview of the relationship building component of social emotional learning. *This module is the fourth part of a six part on demand series on Social Emotional Learning. This series can be taken in its entirety or you can choose the modules of most interest to you. 
 

SEL Part 5: Responsible Decision Making

2 hours of PD or EILA Credit

 

This session provides an overview of the responsible decision making component of social emotional learning. *This module is the fifth part of a six part on demand series on Social Emotional Learning. This series can be taken in its entirety or you can choose the modules of most interest to you.
 

SEL Part 6: Self Management

3 hours of PD or EILA Credit
 

This session provides an overview of the self management component of social emotional learning. *This module is the final part of a six part on demand series on Social Emotional Learning. This series can be taken in its entirety or you can choose the modules of most interest to you.

Special Education Specific
 

Accommodations & Modifications: What’s the Difference?

2 hours of PD or EILA Credit

 

The words Accommodations and Modifications are often used interchangeably for students with Individual Education Programs (IEPs).  There are MAJOR differences between the two.  This self-paced learning module will clarify distinctions between Accommodations and Modifications.  After completion of the module participants will receive 2 Professional Development and EILA hours.  

 

Comprehension Strategies for Secondary Students with Disabilities

1.5 hours of PD Credit
 

This online self paced module will provide an overview and implementation suggestions of three different reading comprehension strategies geared for students in grades 6-12.
 

Connecting the Dots: SDI Tools for Reading and Writing

2 hours of PD Credit

 

This virtual training explores the Specially Designed Instruction, or SDI, Tools for Reading and Writing. The Literacy Special Education Cooperative members developed these tools to help educators improve the quality and selection of specially designed instruction while strengthening the connection across IEP goals, progress monitoring, and KY Academic Standards. 

 

Co-Teaching for Math Classroom

2 hours of EILA Credit

 

This online module has the following outcomes:

  • Brief overview of co-teaching

  • Hear about examples of how the various co-teaching approaches might be used in the mathematics classroom at all levels (elementary, middle, high school)

  • Develop implementation ideas for your own classroom

  • Opportunity to explore resources related to co-teaching

 

Co-Teaching Overview

3 hours of PD or EILA Credit

 

Participants will learn: 6 approaches of co-teaching, how to effectively plan for co-teaching, the importance of communication in the co-teaching partnership.  Additionally, they will understand the roles of the general education and special education teachers in the co-teaching classroom. Specific examples for literacy and math are shared at all grade bands.

Outcomes include:

  • Articulate big ideas about co-teaching

  • Application of various models of co-teaching at all levels

  • Development of ideas for implementation in your classroom

  • Knowledge of resources for co-teaching

Creating Behavior Magic: Using SDI to Create Change

1 hour of PD or EILA Credit

In this one hour on demand module, participants will learn the basics of Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) as it pertains to behavior. Participants will also be introduced to the SDI for Behavior Toolkit.

Deeper Understanding of KAS Math Alternate Assessment Progressions and Targets

3 hours of PD Credit
 

This online learning module will support school staff in understanding the Alternate Assessment Math Progressions. The module contains a one hour self paced learning video, front loading of information prior to watching the self paced video, and passing of a post-test to earn the three hours of PD credit.

 

Engagement Tools for the MSD Classroom

1.5 hours of PD Credit

 

This 1 ½ hour self paced module shows multiple ways to increase student engagement in the MSD classroom (and other settings) using different pieces of assistive technology. We discuss switches, a computer interface, mounting devices, and a variety of websites. You will find helpful videos, information on lending libraries, printable communication boards, and much more. 

 

From ABC’s to Paragraphs: How to Progress Monitor the Writing of Students with Disabilities

1.5 hours of PD Credit

Do you have K-12 students with IEP goals for writing? This session will cover best practices for measuring student writing progress in handwriting, spelling, sentence writing, and paragraph writing. As a result of attending, you’ll learn how to administer, score, and interpret brief curriculum based measures used for IEPs.

IEP Development

6 hours of PD or EILA Credit
 

This self paced module will provide a step by step process of developing an IEP for a student with a disability. 

IEP Process and Data Collection for Paraprofessionals

2 hours of PD Credit

 

This is an on-demand training session on the IEP process and data collection for paraprofessionals.

Topics will include:

  • IEP goals and objectives.

  • Data collection — formal & informal.

  • Anecdotal records.

  • Defining behaviors.

  • Checklists, and frequency, interval, duration, and latency data collection/recording systems.

  • Graphing methods

 

Kentucky Academic Standards and Alternate Assessment Targets

3 hours of PD Credit
 

In this training series, you will be exploring the revised KY academic standards in relation to alternate assessment targets and resources available to teachers to help you deepen your understanding of the standards’ big ideas and key concepts. The training plan is divided into three (3) phases that will be released over the Summer and Fall of 2020.  

Making Literacy Accessible for All through Adapting Text

3 hours of PD Credit
 

Do you have students who struggle accessing text in typical formats (i.e. chapter books, a lot of words and content, textbooks)?  This self-guided/paced online training, Making Literacy Accessible for ALL Students through Adapting Text,  is developed for school staff working with students with disabilities who struggle to access text in typical formats.  Participants will be guided through steps to adapt the text for their students with a variety of disabilities to increase participation in literacy experiences (i.e. decrease text but not content, add pictures for understanding, include engagement questions).  
 

Online Learning Tools to Support SDI and Accommodations (You will love!)

2 hours of PD or EILA Credit
 

This is a self paced module to introduce participants to nine online learning tools that can either assist students in their individual learning or assist teachers with planning engaging classroom assignments. Participants will not only experience tutorials for the tools but will also engage in tasks using some of them. Participants will be expected to complete a brief “project” using one of the resources to demonstrate learning. Students will benefit from these tools in both in person and virtual learning environments. 

Postsecondary Readiness and Alternate Assessment (CWEC and ESAR)

2 hours of PD Credit

Do you have questions about transition or the career/work experience certification for your students who participate in alternate assessment? This online module was made for you! In this module, participants will learn about transition components of the alternate assessment, include the transition attainment record (TAR), career work/experience certification (CWEC) and employability skills attainment record (ESAR). This session is perfect for new high school MSD teachers, or high school MSD teachers who need a refresher on requirements, scheduling, and documenting career/work experiences for their students. 

Progress Monitoring for the IEP

3 hours of PD or EILA Credit
 

This self paced module will provide a step by step process for progress monitoring of IEP goals. CKEC is providing IEP progress monitoring training in two parts. This part is designed to be self paced. Upon completion of the self paced module participants should register for the follow up Zoom session. Please check www.ckec.org to sign up for the follow up session.
 

So, I’m a Special Ed Teacher in a High School Math Class…Now What?

3 hours of PD Credit

 

Do you special needs students struggle to learn math in high school? Do you want to build your instructional toolbox with strategies for adapting and modifying high school math content? This self paced module will provide resources and ideas for working with special needs students in a high school math classroom (resource, co-teaching, etc.). Particular attention will be given to strategies that can be used across courses (Algebra 1, Geometry and Algebra 2).

Supporting Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities to Write

3 hours of PD Credit

 

This online learning module will provide strategies for school staff working with students with moderate to severe disabilities to create writing pieces. The module contains a one hour self paced learning video, front loading of information prior to watching the video, and passing a post test to earn three hours of professional development credit.
 

The Write Stuff: Evidence Based Writing Interventions

1.5 hours of PD Credit

 

In some ways, writing is rocket science. Lots of things need to go right for students to express themselves. This session will look specifically at text writing, the skill of composing multiple works that make sense into sentences and paragraphs. In this session, you’ll learn how to design and deliver evidence based interventions to improve the handwriting, spelling, sentence writing and story/essay writing of K-12 students with disabilities.

Technology
 

Engagement Tools for the MSD Classroom

1.5 hours of PD Credit

 

This 1 ½ hour self paced module shows multiple ways to increase student engagement in the MSD classroom (and other settings) using different pieces of assistive technology. We discuss switches, a computer interface, mounting devices, and a variety of websites. You will find helpful videos, information on lending libraries, printable communication boards, and much more.

 

Online Learning Tools to Support SDI and Accommodations (You will love!)

2 hours of PD or EILA Credit
 

This is a self paced module to introduce participants to nine online learning tools that can either assist students in their individual learning or assist teachers with planning engaging classroom assignments. Participants will not only experience tutorials for the tools but will also engage in tasks using some of them. Participants will be expected to complete a brief “project” using one of the resources to demonstrate learning. Students will benefit from these tools in both in person and virtual learning environments.  

 

UDL

3 hours of PD Credit

 

This virtual training provides an overview of Universal Design for Learning. All participants will work through Utilizing Principles of UDL. Then, choose from a variety of other areas such as exploring the CAST website, student choice menus podcast, creating an interactive video lesson, using Clips and other options using a choice board. Upon completion, participants should leave with a few products that will be useful in their classroom.

bottom of page