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Balancing Foundational Skills & Content Standards in the Early Elementary Classroom
June 3, 2024 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Emily Hurst/Ashley Smith/Erica Price
In Person

Target Audience: K-3 general education teachers, K-3 special education teachers, interventionists, instructional coaches, administrators, EL teachers
 

In today's educational landscape, striking the right balance between teaching fundamental skills and engaging content is crucial for student success. This in-person training will be focused on mastering the art of balancing foundational skills and content standards in reading and math within the K-3 classroom. 

6 hours of EILA credit will be awarded. Contact ashley.smith@ckec.org  or emily.hurst@ckec.org or erica.price@ckec.org  with any questions.



Come Read with Me! Creating Motivating, Interactive, and Accessible Reading Opportunities

June 4, 2024 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Hamilton County ESC (Katherine Dally)
Erica Price/Claire Johnson
In Person

Target Audience: General Education Teachers working with students with IEP’s, Co-Teachers, Interventionist, Instructional Coaches, Resource Teachers

 

Are you looking for ideas to increase participation and access to reading for your students with complex communication needs and physical access challenges? This course will examine ways to make reading not only accessible to students but also interactive and motivating! We will investigate ways to increase access to reading using multiple access methods utilizing both low-tech and high-tech methods including computer access. This course will also support the five critical areas of reading development and construct ways to embed within alternative access methods as well as ideas for students with visual and auditory impairments. We will compare and contrast the importance of a learner-centered approach when creating reading opportunities and exploring topics to engage students. Whether you work with preschool to high school students, this course will help you to create accessible, inspiring reading opportunities to expand knowledge, explore new ideas, and make life-long readers.
For questions, contact erica.price@ckec.org  or claire.johnson@ckec.org  



Expectation Excellence: Setting up and implementing effective classroom behavior management

June 4, 2024 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Maggie Hartlage
Virtual

Join us for a three-hour virtual training session where we delve into the art of effective classroom management techniques. Designed for educators seeking practical strategies for fostering a positive and productive learning environment, this session will focus on the development and implementation of clear and impactful classroom expectations. Through interactive discussions, real-life examples, and collaborative activities, participants will gain valuable insights and tools to craft expectations that promote engagement, accountability, and mutual respect among students. Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your classroom management toolkit and elevate your teaching experience.
Contact maggie.hartlage@ckec.org with any questions.

 

Artificial Intelligence in the Classroom
June 4, 2024 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Holly Lawrence
In Person

Target Audience: Teachers, School Leaders, Deeper Learning Teacher Leaders, Instructional Coaches, Library Media Specialists
 

This full-day, in-person workshop will help educators develop knowledge and skills around artificial intelligence and how it works. We will explore the powers, limitations, and ethics of using AI-powered tools in the classroom. Participants will learn about several currently available AI tools as well as strategies and resources for introducing AI in the classroom. 

6 Hours of PD/EILA Credit. Contact holly.lawrence@ckek.org  with any questions.
 


Writing Across the Curriculum
June 5, 2024 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Laura Smith
In Person

Target Audience: Special Education and General Education Teachers (all content areas), Interventionists, Instructional Coaches
 

Writing is a critical communication tool for students:

  • to communicate information 

  • to clarify thinking 

  • to learn new concepts and information

This session will provide strategies and ideas to support student learning in any content area. This session is recommended for secondary teachers who want to help their students better access and communicate content knowledge.
6 Hours PD. Contact laura.smith@ckec.org  with any questions.
 

 

Resilience Based IEPs: Building Strengths-Based Individualized Education Programming
June 5, 2024 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Christina Krantz
Virtual

Target Audience: Special education teachers, ARC chairpersons, school psychologists
 

Supporting students affected by both adverse experiences and a disability can be overwhelming.  This session will provide an overview of how adverse experiences can affect students in our classroom.  Participants will learn about tools and strategies for crafting IEPs that celebrate resilience, promote growth, and pave the way for meaningful progress in academic, social, and emotional domains that can be implemented immediately. The link to this virtual session will be sent out no later than the end of the day on June 4, 2024. Contact christina.krantz@ckec.org  with any questions.
 

 

Centering and Sustaining Equity in the Education of Multilingual Learners
June 5, 2024 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Mariana Castro/Mark Helton
In Person

Target Audience: EL/ML teachers and teams, general education and special education teachers, interventionists, instructional coaches, administrators
 

This dynamic session is designed for teachers passionate about fostering an inclusive learning environment for multilingual learners (MLs). Participants will delve into strategies and best practices aimed at centering equity in language education, ensuring that multilingual learners have access to grade level curriculum, and incorporating culturally responsive teaching methods. Through interactive discussions, case studies, and collaborative activities, attendees will gain practical strategies to develop and enhance MLs’ oracy and literacy skills.

6  hours of EILA credit will be awarded. Contact mark.helton@ckec.org for any questions.


Elevating ELA: Creating a Community of Inquiry and Book Club Discussions in the Secondary Classroom

 June 6, 2024 8:30 am - 3:30 pm 
Amanda Burrows and Erin McIver (CKEC DL Staff)

In Person
 

This two day cohort designed for secondary ELA teachers will support educators in inspiring inquiry and student centered discussions. In Day 1 of the cohort, participants will learn the what, why, and how of essential questions to build a culture of sustained inquiry in their classroom. This professional learning experience will teach participants to frame student learning around thematic ideas and essential questions, utilize 10+ instructional tools to engage students in meaning making, and engage in active reading strategies for student engagement.  Day 2 of the cohort will focus on how to implement a student-centered literature program that promotes critical thinking and literary understanding through the study of novels and other texts. Participants will learn how to use whole-class novels as a model to guide students to choice books and book clubs that build on skills taught through whole-class novels.

Anchor texts for this training include Essential Questions: Opening Doors to Student Understanding by Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins, Whole Novels for the Whole Class by Ariel Sacks, and A Novel Approach by Kate Robers. Participants will receive free copies of these texts over the course of the two day cohort to support their learning and implementation of ideas. For more information, contact Amanda Burrows (amanda.burrow@ckes.org) or Erin McIver (erin.mciver@ckec.org
 

Launching Behavior Systems: Building Data-based Behavior Management Systems
June 6, 2024 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Maggie Hartlage/Claire Johnson
In Person

Target Audience: Special education teachers, behavior interventionists,  general education teachers
 

Launch your classroom management techniques with our upcoming training session, focusing on building data-based, student-centered behavior management systems. This in-person session is crafted to cater to educators at all levels, including those with basic levels of knowledge seeking to enhance their behavior management skills.  Participants will dive into the fundamentals of effective behavior chart implementation, exploring the art of creating visually engaging and motivation-driven charts. Facilitators will guide you through strategies to adapt behavior charts to meet individual needs. Be prepared to build your approach to behavior management and leave with a toolkit of practical ideas that will resonate with your students.
Contact maggie.hartlage@ckec.org with any questions.
 

 

Specially Designed Instruction for Administrators
June 10, 2024 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Cari Sherrets
In Person

Target Audience: Administrators and Principals
 

Specially Designed Instruction is a core element of providing special education services. As administrators, ensuring the provision of specially designed instruction for your students with disabilities will assist in closing achievement gaps and connect your students to success.  This session will highlight the why's and what's, as well as connect you to tools for implementation within your school environment. 

Contact cari.sherrets@ckec.org
3 EILA Hours will be provided. 


 

Can’t Do or Won’t Do? Solving Classroom Challenges Using Positive Reinforcement and Executive Functioning Skill Building
June 11, 2024  9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Erica Price
Virtual

Target Audience: General Education Teachers working with students with IEP’s, Co-Teachers, Interventionist, Instructional Coaches, Resource Teachers
 

This virtual session will be presented by Sasha Long from The Autism Helper.
The goal for all general education and special education students is to be learning, engaged, and independent. Begin this process by identifying each learning and behavioral challenge as a Can’t Do or Won’t Do. Is the work or work process beyond your child’s skill level or is the motivation to complete the task not there? Explore learning obstacles by improving executive functioning skills. Learn how to identify executive functioning strengths and weaknesses. Match student strengths with activities they can excel at while simultaneously directly teaching skill deficits. For students who demonstrate the skills needed but struggle with the motivation, add a proactive element to your behavior management system by implementing positive reinforcement to increase positive behaviors within your class. Learn best practices related to reinforcement and why it may not be working right now in your classroom. This session is jam packed with ready to use strategies for general education and special education classrooms.
Contact  erica.price@ckec.org with any questions.


 

AAC Playground
June 12, 2024  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Erica Price-SPED
In Person

Target Audience: General Education Teachers working with students with IEP’s, Co-Teachers, Interventionist, Instructional Coaches, Resource Teachers
 

Are you interested in learning more about augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)? Join us for the AAC Playground. During this 2 hour session participants will rotate through 6 stations. Participants will be able to demonstrate aided language modeling, determine ways to engineer the environment to increase communication opportunities, describe different ways to use AAC to support literacy, identify strategies for using visual scene displays, and play around with AAC in a low stress environment.

Rotate through our 6 stations:

Station 1. Make & Take Core Board/Folder

Station 2. Games with Peers

Station 3: Literacy with AAC

Station 4: Using Visual Scene AAC

Station 5: Engineering the Environment with Talking Switches

Station 6: Exploring AAC apps (with Tip Sheets)
Contact  erica.price@ckec.org with any questions.
 


Moving from Self-Care to Community-Care
June 17, 2024 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Rachel Pufall
In Person
 

Target Audience: District Leadership, School Leadership, School Mental Health Providers (School Counselors, School Psychologists, School Social Workers, School Nurses)
 

A lot of emphasis has been placed on self-care over the years. While setting boundaries, emotional self-awareness, and cultivating resilience in ourselves is important, moving those same ideas into our systems to create communities of care is where the true healing will take place. Spend 3 hours in this face to face  workshop learning how you can create and advocate for a community of care in your space using resources created by Elena Aguilar. Participants will receive a copy of “Onward:Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators” and “The Onward Workbook: Daily Activities to Cultivate your Emotional Resilience and Thrive” both by Elena Aguilar.

 

Presenter would like to communicate with participants prior to the training to create a learning event that meets all learning needs. Please ensure your summer contact information is up to date when you register.

3 Hours of EILA. Contact rachel.pufall@ckec.org  with any questions.

 

Manifestation Determination Training
June 17, 2024 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Teresa Combs, Attorney/Ramona Karsner

In Person
 

Do you understand what data you consider when conducting an MDR? What does “relationship to the disabling condition” mean? Do you review evaluation data? How much consideration do you give to data outside the school setting that is provided by the parents? Get answers to these questions and more. Hear the analyses provided by court decisions. Ask questions from an attorney who is highly experienced in special education matters.
 

 

Promoting Productive Struggle in Mathematics
June 18, 2024 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Holly Lawrence
In Person

Target Audience: Math Teachers grades 6-12, Co-teachers, Special Education Teachers, Instructional Coaches
 

This full-day, in-person workshop is designed to provide strategies to foster productive struggle in math classrooms. We will explore misconceptions and move towards building communities of mathematical thinkers in our classrooms. A focus will be on the Math Teaching Practices of implementing tasks that promote reasoning and problem solving, facilitating meaningful mathematical discourse, posing purposeful questions, and supporting productive struggle in learning mathematics.

During this session, participants will also receive an overview of the free tools of the Desmos Classroom Activity Builder. Participants will explore an activity from the student and teacher perspectives. Participants will learn how to create engaging activities that promote critical thinking and problem solving and begin developing an activity of their own.

6 Hours of PD/EILA Credit

 

CASEL’s 3 Signature Practices
June 19, 2024 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Krista Bell
In Person

Target Audience: counselors, classroom teachers, administrators
 

This face-to-face training is perfect for classroom teachers wanting to easily incorporate Social Emotional Learning into their daily classroom. You’ll walk away with the Three Signature Practices Playbook and practical experience with implementing them.

3 EILA hours will be offered. Contact krista.bell@ckec.org 

 

How to Teach Math to Students Not on Grade Level
June 20, 2024 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Jane Goatley
Virtual

Target Audience: general education, special education, instructional coaches, and math interventionists

This two hour (PD) virtual session for teachers of all grade levels will focus on structures and strategies that catalyze learning and growth in math class for students that are currently performing below grade level. Participants will engage in research and evidence based practices that will propel students toward grade-level proficiency.  Contact jane.goatley@ckec.org  with any questions.
 

July


Math Nation Introduction and Implementation Training
July 8, 2024 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Renee Parker
In Person

Target Audience: general education and special education math teachers in middle and high school, interventionists, instructional coaches, administrators
 

New to Math Nation? Looking for differentiated, flexible, digital tools and resources to support your students’ learning? Math Nation is a state-funded program designed to supplement Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 courses. It offers workbooks, videos, digital practice materials, teacher resources, and virtual tutoring on nights and weekends. In this Math Nation Overview and Implementation Training, you will learn about the program's digital tools and resources, and get hands-on experience with implementing them. This training is perfect for teachers who want to use Math Nation as a supplement in their classrooms, or for students who want to learn outside of the classroom. Additionally, we will introduce you to the newest features of our just launched 3.0 platform, which supports Kentucky Core-aligned Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2, as well as ACT Prep.  For questions, contact mark.helton@ckec.org 

3 hours of EILA credit will be awarded.


 

Overview of KY Reading Academy for Teachers
July 9, 2024 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Whitney Hamilton/Mark Helton
Virtual

During this virtual session, Whitney Hamilton, KDE Regional Literacy Specialist, will provide an overview and answer questions about the 3rd cohort of the KY Reading Academy--LETRS for Educators. During the Educator session, CKEC will share how participants may earn a rank change as well.

 

Overview of KY Reading Academy for Administrators

July 9, 2024 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Whitney Hamilton/Mark Helton
Virtual
 

During this virtual session, Whitney Hamilton, KDE Regional Literacy Specialist, will provide an overview and answer questions about the 3rd cohort of the KY Reading Academy--LETRS for Administrators.

Contact mark.helton@ckec.org

 

WRITE! Plan, Write, Revise
July 10, 2024 8:30 am - 3:30 PM
Laura Smith
In Person

Target Audience: Special Education and General Education Teachers, Interventionists

 

This session will focus on strategies to support students who have difficulty communicating their learning and thoughts in the form of written expression. Strategies will be shared and modeled for a planning framework, explicitly taught writing instruction, and providing feedback for revision.

6 Hours PD.  Contact laura.smith@ckec.org  with any questions.

 

DIY Assistive Technology for Student Success
July 11, 2024 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Claire Johnson
In Person

Target Audience: Special Education Teachers, Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Assistive Technology Team members
 

In this 3 hour workshop, participants will delve into practical techniques and innovative approaches to create inclusive learning environments where students can thrive. Through a combination of interactive discussions, hands-on activities, and real-world examples, attendees will gain valuable insights into:

  • Adapting Toys: Discover the simple method to make battery-operated toys accessible with a simple switch.

  • Customizing Instructional Tools: Learn how to create teaching materials to ensure accessibility and promote engagement for all students.

  • Tool Customization: Create a couple of basic items that your student may need or want.

Each participant will leave with one toy they adapted, up to 3 simple tools, and multiple resources for student use. For questions, contact erica.price@ckec.org 
 

 

From Illustrations to Interactions: Building AAC Skills with Stories and Games
July 11, 2024 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Claire Johnson
In Person
 

Target Audience: Special Education Teachers, Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Assistive Technology Team members

 

This session is designed to equip educators and therapists with practical strategies to engage students effectively in using their AAC devices within interactive and stimulating contexts. This training session aims to empower participants with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively promote AAC device usage through engaging and interactive experiences with books and play. Remember, every interaction is an opportunity for meaningful communication and connection. Let’s work together to unlock the full potential of AAC users through the power of books and play.
This will be a 3-hour in-person session. For questions, contact claire.johnson@ckec.org
 

 

Map It Out: Charting the Course for Successful Post-Secondary Transitions for Students with Disabilities
July 11, 2024 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Christina Krantz
Virtual

Target Audience: special education teachers, general education teachers, counselors
 

This virtual training session, designed for educators supporting students with disabilities, will equip you with the tools and knowledge to become co-navigators in their transition to post-secondary education or training and employment. This session will cover important topics like the legal requirements and share resources to assist in transition planning.  Contact christina.krantz@ckec.org with any questions.

 

Behavior Foundations: Mastering Effective Strategies for Classroom Success
July 11, 2024 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Maggie Hartlage
In Person

Build a strong behavior foundation for effective behavior management with this comprehensive in-person, six-hour training. Designed for educators, and other professionals working with students displaying challenging behaviors, this session delves into essential topics including de-escalation techniques, strategies for handling non-compliance, and effective approaches to managing various problem behaviors. Through interactive discussions, case studies, and practical exercises, participants will gain valuable insights and skills to create a positive and supportive environment conducive to learning and growth. Join CKEC to enhance your toolkit and empower yourself to navigate behavioral challenges with confidence and competence. Contact maggie.hartlage@ckec.org with questions.

 

An overview CHAMPS/Discipline in the Secondary Classroom: A Proactive and Positive Approach to Classroom Management
July 17, 2024 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Tom Stacho/Cari Sherrets
In Person

Target Audience: Teachers, School Administrators, Coaches, Instructional and Behavior Staff, District staff
 

Student misbehavior has always been the leading cause of teacher frustration. CHAMPS  and Discipline in the Secondary Classroom empowers teachers to improve student behavior and motivation by creating classrooms where all students can thrive. By reducing misbehavior, teachers focus their time and energy on instruction and student success. Teachers will create a positive classroom community where they help students develop social-emotional skills for life.

Contact cari.sherrets@ckec.org  with any questions.
6 EILA Hours will be provided. 
 

 

FBA to BIP
July 17, 2024 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Maggie Hartlage
Virtual

Are you looking to integrate your functional behavior assessment data more seamlessly into a comprehensive behavior intervention plan? In the upcoming FBA to BIP training, participants will explore the core of student behavior through the lens of Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA) and how to integrate that data into a behavior intervention plan (BIP). Designed for educators with foundational to intermediate levels of expertise, this training session aims to cover essential concepts suitable for varying skill levels. This will be a three hour training offered online via Zoom. 
 

 

Learn with Dr. Catlin Tucker: Partner with Your Students and Achieve Balance with Blended Learning
July 18, 2024 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Catlin Tucker/Amanda Burrows
In Person

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn directly from one of today’s top experts on deeper learning - Dr. Catlin R. Tucker is a best-selling author, keynote speaker, international trainer, and professor in the Masters in the Arts of Teaching Program at Pepperdine University.

Teachers must partner with their students to create learning environments that maximize the available technology and encourage students to take a lead role in monitoring, assessing, and reflecting on their learning. Too many teachers are exhausted and disillusioned with this profession because they are doing the lion’s share of the work in classrooms. It’s time to rethink our workflow, embrace new teaching and learning models that leverage technology, and shift ownership of learning over to students. 

 

This workshop will explore a partnership model and dive into strategies teachers can use to encourage metacognitive skill-building, provide more meaningful feedback, and reimagine grading and assessment.  

 

The spots for this workshop are limited, so be sure to register early!

All participants will receive a FREE copy of Balance with Blended Learning. 

6 Hours of EILA/PD credit. Contact amanda.burrows@ckec.org with any questions.

 

SparkED: Igniting Magic (at) School
July 18, 2024 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Maggie Hartlage/ Christina Krantz
Virtual
 

Target Audience:  Everyone
 

Unlock the potential of AI for Special Education! Join us for an immersive two-hour training session where you'll discover the transformative power of MagicSchool.ai and other cutting-edge AI features designed specifically for educators. Our expert-led workshop will equip you with the knowledge and skills to leverage AI tools effectively, enhancing teacher efficacy and efficiency in the classroom. Dive deep into personalized lesson planning, harness the latest AI technologies to tailor instruction to individual student needs, and explore the array of resources available within MagicSchool to streamline your teaching process. Don't miss this opportunity to revolutionize your approach to education and create truly magical learning experiences for your students! Contact maggie.hartlage@ckec.org or christina.krantz@ckec.org with any questions.


 

Supporting Exceptional Learners in Mathematics Through Intentional Specially Designed Instruction and Progress Monitoring
July 18, 2024 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Jane Goatley
In Person
 

Target Audience: general education, special education
 

This six hour face-to-face training will highlight research and evidence-based practices to support student learning in the mathematics classroom. A focus will be on supporting students with disabilities through the intentional planning of specially designed instruction (SDI) and progress monitoring. Teachers will be able to identify a student’s skill deficits and determine which SDI to implement to support learning and close academic gaps. Effective progress monitoring strategies will be highlighted to allow teachers to determine the effectiveness of the SDI. For questions, contact jane.goatley@ckec.org 
 

 

Structuring Independent Work: Using Task Boxes in a Resource Classroom
July 18, 2024 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Claire Johnson
In Person

Target Audience: General Education Teachers working with students with IEP’s, Co-Teachers, Interventionist, Instructional Coaches, Resource Teachers
 

In this in-person session, participants will delve into the effective implementation of task boxes and structured work systems within self-contained special education classrooms. Task boxes and structured work systems are powerful tools to promote student independence, skill acquisition and maintenance, and engagement among students with diverse learning needs. Participants will learn how to set up a task box system for success using a variety of student supports, as well as how to take data and monitor task box success in an independent work structure. Additionally, participants will create several task boxes based around the needs of students in their classroom. Due to the make-and-take design of this session, participation is limited to 25 people. Contact claire.johnson@ckec.org  with any questions.


 

Youth Mental Health First Aid
July 19, 2024 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Christina Krantz
In Person

Target Audience: Middle and high school special education teachers, general education teachers, alternative school staff and any others who work with students in grades 6 - 12
 

Oftentimes our students are experiencing mental health issues or may be in crisis. As educators, we want to help our students. Unfortunately, we don’t always know how or feel like we have the skills to help. Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) can help! YMHFA teaches school staff how to provide “first aid” and intervene until a counselor, social worker or someone else in the school can take over.   YMHFA is evidenced based and is designed to help participants feel confident and comfortable in intervening with youth. Youth Mental Health First Aid does not teach people to diagnose or to provide treatment.

For questions, contact christina.krantz@ckec.org 


 

Math Mastery Workshop: Expanding Your Toolkit With Effective Strategies for Classroom Success
July 22, 2024 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Jane Goatley
In Person

Target Audience: general education, special education, instructional coaches, and administrators
 

This six hour (PD/EILA) face-to-face training will highlight evidence-based strategies that promote success in math class. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 8 Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices will be highlighted in conjunction with the Standards for Mathematical Practice. Participants will go through an application style approach to embedding these teaching practices into the classroom regardless of program and curriculum. There will be an emphasis on high yield specially designed instruction (SDI) strategies centered around problem solving and utilizing the concrete-semi-concrete-abstract (CSA) strategy to promote understanding.  Contact jane.goatley@ckec.org  for any questions.
 

 

9th Grade Matters Most: Systems & Structures for High School Success
July 22, 2024, July 23, 2024 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Eric Nelson and Lori Oduyoye (Center for High School Success)
In Person
 

Target Audience: principals, asst. principals, counselors, interventionists, 9th grade teachers, and district staff
 

Did you know?  Schools with  high numbers of On-Track students commonly see an increase in attendance, decrease in behavior referrals, and that students in ninth grade on-track have a 300% chance of graduating?  Join the Center for High School Success as they share their Roadmap to Success and learn strategies to get your freshmen on-track to graduate!

This two-day fun and practical training features:

  • Overview of the 9th grade On-Track research and impact

  • Initial assessment of participant Roadmap areas of strength and need 

  • Practical school examples from the field that have yielded student success

  • Collaboration to identify and co-generate solutions to common challenges

  • Planning time to digest and use the information in each school’s context

  • Participants will leave with an action plan for 9th-grade success at their school

Contact mark.helton@ckec.org  with any questions.
6 hours of EILA credit will be awarded each day.

 

Being your best SELf: Teaching Social Emotional Learning to Students with Disabilities - Secondary
July 23, 2024 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Christina Krantz
In Person

Target Audience: special education teachers, general education teachers, counselors
 

Students need social emotional skills to thrive in the classroom and in life.   In this session, participants will learn ways to incorporate SEL into middle school and high school co-teaching settings. Participants will receive a copy of “Super Duper Social Skills Strategies.”  Contact christina.krantz@ckec.org with any questions.  
 

 

Being your best SELf: Teaching Social Emotional Learning to Students with Disabilities - Elementary
July 23, 2024 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Christina Krantz

In Person

Target Audience: special education teachers, general education teachers, counselors
 

Students need social emotional skills to thrive in the classroom and in life.   In this session, participants will learn ways to incorporate SEL into elementary co-teaching settings. Participants will receive a copy of “Tough Kids: Social Skills” by Susan Sheridan and “The Tough Kid Toolbox” by William Jenson, Ginger Rhode, and Natalie Allen Williams. Contact christina.krantz@ckec.org  with any questions.


 

Assess with Success!
July 23, 2024 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Claire Johnson
In Person

Target Audience: New MSD Teachers, building assessment coordinators, special education teachers working with alternate assessment
 

Learning the ins and outs of the Alternate Kentucky Summative Assessment (AKSA) can be overwhelming! Join us in-person as we break down the process for teachers who are new to this testing system. In the morning, we will discuss timelines, materials, attainment tasks, AKSA focus targets and alignment, KDE created resources, and teaching resources created by state low incidence consultants. If you are a high school teacher, stay for our afternoon session which will focus on post-secondary transition and readiness within the AKSA system. The TAR, ESAR, EFAS, CWEC, and other post-secondary readiness components will be discussed. For questions, contact claire.johnson@ckec.org
 

 

Teaching Foundational Reading Skills Using the UFLI Foundations
July 24, 2024 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
TBD
In Person

Target Audience: General Education Teachers working with students with IEP’s, Co-Teachers, Interventionist, Instructional Coaches, Resource Teachers
 

Have you heard of the University of Florida Literacy Institute? Want to learn more about it? This session is for you! On July 24th we will have an in-person session to work together and dig into UFLI Foundations. During this session, we will develop an understanding of the UFLI Foundations program, and essential background knowledge, engage in and practice Day 1 and Day 2 lesson components to prepare for classroom implementation, and more! Participants who attend will receive a copy of UFLI Foundations and each will receive 6 PD hours for attending. 


 

Canva for Educators
July 24, 2024 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Laura Smith
Virtual
 

Target Audience: Special Education and General Education Teachers, Interventionists, Instructional Coaches, Administrators
 

Join this online session to  learn unique features that can be found in Canva for both educators and students.  Examples will be provided  of how other educators are taking advantage of the free tools and resources.
3 Hours PD.  Contact laura.smith@ckec.org  with any questions.

 

Using Numberless Word Problems to Promote Conceptual Understanding in Math Class
July 25, 2024 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Jane Goatley
Virtual

Target Audience: general education, special education, instructional coaches, and math interventionists
 

This virtual training will break down a template on how to incorporate metacognitive strategies focusing on numberless word problems into instruction in math class. This technique allows students to understand what is happening conceptually with a real-world scenario before numbers are entered into the scenario. This scaffolded approach affords students who struggle with first steps in mathematics to have entry into the math task. Contact jane.goatley@ckec.org with any questions. 


 

Self-Regulated Strategy Development-WRITING
July 30, 2024 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Laura Smith
Virtual

Target Audience: Special Education and General Education Teachers, Interventionists, Instructional Coaches
 

Come learn about the evidence-based intervention instructional practice, Self-Regulated Strategy Development. SRSD is characterized by active, discussion-based, scaffolded, and explicit learning of knowledge of the writing process; general and genre-specific knowledge; academic vocabulary; and validated strategies for teaching reading and writing. (virtual) 3 Hours PD
Contact laura.smith@ckec.org with questions. 
 

 

So I’m an MSD Teacher - Now What?!
July 30, 2024 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Claire Johnson
In Person

Target Audience: New MSD/FMD special education teachers, special education teachers working in a self-contained setting
 

So, you’ve been hired to work with students with moderate to severe disabilities in a self-contained classroom - now what?! In this session, we aim to answer that question by getting you set up with resources and strategies needed to establish your new classroom. Topics covered will include working with paraprofessionals, collaborating with service providers, setting student and staff schedules, examining and establishing behavior systems, and planning for instruction. Leave with ideas and materials that can be implemented right away to get you started on the right foot! For more information, contact claire.johnson@ckec.org

 

Specially Designed Instruction and Co-Teaching: 2 Day Academy
July 31, 2024, August 1, 2024 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Ramona Karsner/Cari Sherrets
In Person

Specially Designed Instruction is a key element of providing special education services. SDI and Co-teaching together will assist in closing achievement gaps and connect your students with disabilities to success.  This two-day academy will highlight the why's and what's, as well as connect you to tools for implementation within your school environment. 

CO-TEACHING TEAMS RECOMMENDED NOT REQUIRED

12 EILA Hours will be provided.  Contact cari.sherrets@ckec.org  with any questions.
 

August
 

Visualizing Success: Enhancing Executive Functioning with Visual Supports
August 2, 2024 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Christina Krantz

In Person

Target Audience: General Education Teachers working with students with IEP’s, Co-Teachers, Interventionist, Instructional Coaches, Resource Teachers, Assistive Technology Team members, Occupational Therapists, Speech/Language Therapists
 

In this engaging 3-hour in-person training session, educators will explore the transformative potential of visual aids in supporting students' executive functioning needs.

Throughout the workshop, participants will:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of executive functioning skills and their role in academic achievement and life success.

  • Explore a variety of visual supports, including visual schedules, graphic organizers, and task checklists, tailored to address specific executive functioning challenges.

  • Learn practical strategies for effectively integrating visual supports into classroom instruction and daily routines to promote independence and self-regulation.

  • Collaborate with peers to brainstorm creative ideas and problem-solve challenges related to implementing visual supports in diverse educational settings.

  • Access valuable resources and tools for further exploration and professional development in utilizing visual supports effectively.

By the end of the training, participants will leave feeling empowered and equipped with practical strategies to harness the power of visual supports, enabling them to create inclusive learning environments where all students can thrive. Join us as we embark on this journey to visualize success and unlock the full potential of every student! For questions, contact christina.krantz@ckec.org 

 

Cognitive Coaching Foundations Seminar
August 26, 2024, August 27, 2024, Sept 23, 2024, Sept 24, 2024
Oct 21, 2024, Oct 22, 2024, Nov 11, 2024, Nov 12, 2024
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Mark Helton
In Person

Cognitive Coaching℠ is a form of mediation that can be applied to professional interactions in a variety of settings and situations with the intention of enhancing self-directed learning. It is a composite of skills, strategies, maps, and tools as well as mental models and beliefs. It is also a model for classroom mediation to enhance students’ self-directed learning. Research on Cognitive Coaching℠ has linked its implementation to increased student achievement, greater teacher efficacy and satisfaction, higher levels of teacher cognition and professional, collaborative cultures. 

This is the 8-day Foundational Training and is presented only in a face-to-face format. Participants will develop understanding of three structured conversations focusing on planning, reflecting, and problem resolving.  In addition, they will develop knowledge and skills for expanding teacher thinking.

Contact mark.helton@ckec.org for more information.

EILA will be applied for each day.



Dr. Jennifer Bay-Williams at CKEC Math Fact Fluency
August 29, 2024 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Dr. Jennifer Bay Williams/Jane Goatley
In Person-The Signature Club
 

Target Audience: general education, special education, instructional coaches, and math interventionists
 

CKEC is excited to host the esteemed mathematician, professor, author, and speaker Dr. Jennifer Bay-Williams. Dr. Bay-Williams will provide participants training on her book, Math Fact Fluency. This training offers everything a teacher needs to teach, assess, and communicate with parents/guardians about basic math fact instruction. Participants will receive a copy of Dr. Bay-Williams and Dr. Kling’s book, Math Fact Fluency.    Contact jane.goatley@ckec.org  with any questions. 

September



Student Numeracy Assessment Progressions (SNAP)
September 5, 2024, September 19, 2024 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Cindy Aossey/Mark Helton
In Person

Target Audience: Grades Pre-K-2.  Special education and general education teachers of students with disabilities, instructional coaches, & paraprofessionals (must attend with collaborating teacher)

Student Numeracy Assessment Progressions (SNAP) is a two-day course that provides professional development in administering and analyzing concise, diagnostic, individual assessment in early numeracy. Topics include number words and numeral identification, structuring, and addition and subtraction strategies. This formative assessment system provides a way to track individual and group performance and enables teachers to differentiate instruction based on the results. SNAP is most appropriate for pre-kindergarten through first grade classroom and special education teachers.

Participants MUST attend both days and use the assessment interview with students between sessions.

Thinking Maps Cohort
September 10, 2024, November 13, 2024, January 29, 2025 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Erin McIver & DL Team
In Person
 

Thinking Maps is a set of 8 visual patterns that correlate to specific cognitive processes. Based on the building blocks of brain-based learning, they are used across all grades and content areas to build critical thinking, problem-solving, comprehension, and communication skills necessary for academic success in every domain. Participants who register for this training will sign up for a three day cohort during the 2024-2025 school year. Day 1 will introduce participants to the basics of Thinking Maps implementation. Days 2 and 3 are designed to help teachers move “beyond the basics” by building on their base of knowledge from utilizing Thinking Maps in their classrooms. Participants in this cohort will receive a FREE, physical copy of Thinking Maps: A Language for Learning, 2nd Ed. Teacher’s Guide. 

 

Day 1 Overview (9/10/2024):

  • Examination of building blocks of brain-based learning

  • Introduction to the defining characteristics of Thinking Maps 

  • Learning the Thinking Maps: 8 Visual Patterns for Critical Thinking

  • Strategies for developing independent learners: teaching the maps to students

 

Day 2 Overview (11/13/2024):

  • Use color to rehearse, enhance, and add rigor to content knowledge

  • The metacognitive importance of the Frame of Reference for rigorous and reflective thinking

  • How to use multiple maps and help students build maps in cooperative teams

  • Strategies to help students communicate ideas and take information off the map

 

Day 3 Overview (1/29/2025):

  • Vocabulary development strategies

  • Strategies to help students communicate ideas and take information off the map

  • Writing short constructed responses off the map

  • Identifying text structures for note taking

  • Writing summary paragraphs off the map

 

For more information, contact Erin McIver (erin.mciver@ckec.org

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