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December

Executive Functioning: Organization

December 7, 2023 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm 

Christina Krantz
Virtual

This virtual session will provide an overview of strategies and resources to support the executive functioning of our organization. The link to the Zoom session will be sent no later than the end of the day on December 6, 2023.
 

 

Using Numberless Word Problems to Promote Conceptual Understanding in Math Class
December 7, 2023 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Jane Goatley
Virtual

This virtual training will break down a template on how to incorporate 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.
 


Assessing Deeper Learning and Developing Performance Tasks
December 7, 2023 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Amanda Burrows/Erin McIver/Holly Lawrence
In Person

With deeper learning initiatives becoming increasingly more prevalent in Kentucky classrooms, teachers must consider how to assess the deeper learning competencies of learning dispositions, collaboration, communication, and higher order thinking skills. This in-person session will focus on formative and summative assessments for the deeper learning competencies, developing performance tasks, student feedback protocols, and planning for student exhibitions.  Time will be devoted during the session for participants to workshop and plan a performance task for their classrooms.

 

Autism Cadre
December 7, 2023, March 5, 2024 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Erica Price
In Person

CKEC and the Kentucky Autism Training Center will be working together during the 2023-2024 school year providing training, strategies, information, and more for our upcoming Autism Cadre. The Autism Cadre will meet in-person for 3 sessions. The training dates will be Sept. 28, Dec. 7, & March 5. During these dates, we begin to understand autism and evidenced based practices on day 1.  On day 2, we will cover behavior and needed support. On day 3, we will work on communication needs for our students with autism.  (The specific activities for each day are subject to change.)

 

Literacy Work Stations
December 11, 2023 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Erica Price
In Person

This in-person session on literacy workstations will focus on planning for stations, setting up stations, and managing literacy workstations. We will look through ideas for differentiation, implementing SDI, and discussions/ideas around tying workstations to the standards. Work time will be available during the last hour +/- of the training.

 

Differentiating Instruction in the Math Co-Teaching Classroom
December 11, 2023 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Jane Goatley
In Person

This three hour face-to-face training is intended for educators who work with students in a co-teaching setting. Participants will learn strategies for differentiating instruction for students on a variety of achievement levels. There will be an emphasis on differentiation within math stations.

 

Tuning Up PLC’s to Drive Core Instruction

December 11, 2023 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm 
Ashley Smith
Virtual

 

This on-line session will lead participants through using protocols to establish a clear purpose for their PLC work.  We will dive into the research behind planning with Clarity and explore what effective PLC time  includes and focuses on to ensure a strong core instruction.

1.5 hours of EILA will be available.

 

Indicator 13 Office Hours: December
December 12, 2023 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Christina Krantz
Virtual

Do you have questions about the Indicator 13 post-secondary transition requirements? Get your questions answered during the virtual Indicator 13 Record Review Office Hours. Participants should bring specific indicator 13 questions with them. The link to the session will be sent out no later than the end of the day on December 11.
 

 

Collaboration Practices for Special Education Providers
December 12, 2023 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Laura Smith
In Person

The High-Leverage Practices in the Inclusive Classroom include the following collaboration practices:  Collaborate with professions to increase student success, Organize and facilitate effective meetings with professionals and families, and Collaborate with families to support student learning and secure needed resources.  This session is geared toward providing effective communication skills, collaboration styles, and how to run an effective meeting.


Strengthening the Core Academic Series: Diagnosing Learning Gaps
December 12, 2023 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Emily Hurst/Ashley Smith
Virtual
 

Target Audience:Classroom Teachers, Interventionists, Instructional Coaches, Teachers in Alternative Settings, Administrators, EL Teachers, Paraeducators

The second in a 4-part series, this 1-hour online training will lead you through the what, why, & how of diagnosing learning gaps.  We’ll explore the importance of pre-assessing, flexibly grouping, & helping students with wildly different instructional needs.

1 hour of EILA credit is available

 

Building a Bridge to Successful Post-Secondary Transition through Assessments
December 12, 2023 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Christina Krantz
Virtual

Transition assessment is an essential part of the transition planning process for students with disabilities. This process helps us develop a plan for a successful postsecondary transition. This session will provide participants with an overview of different types of assessments and how to use the data to inform transition planning. The link for the session will be sent out no later than the end of the day on December 11, 2023. 


Adverse Childhood Experiences: A Review of ACES and Resiliency Strategies
December 13, 2023 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Krista Bell

In Person

This in-person training will lead participants through a review of Adverse Childhood Experiences and provide them with trauma informed strategies to build resiliency. 

Navigating Student Non-Compliance
December 13, 2023 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Maggie Hartlage
In Person

Learn to navigate student non-compliance during this in-person training. In this workshop, educators will acquire a comprehensive set of strategies and evidence-based techniques to address student non-compliance. From fostering a positive learning environment to implementing specific behavior interventions, our training empowers educators to create an inclusive, engaging, and supportive atmosphere where every student can achieve success.  The session will be held December 13, 2023, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at the CKEC Training Facility.  Participants will receive a certificate of achievement and 3 hours of professional development hours. 

State and Federal Grants Program Training
December 14, 2023 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
David Morris
In Person
 

Finance, Federal Programs Coordinators, and Administrators in charge of state or federal programs will want to attend this State and Federal Programs training! It will be a comprehensive review of state and federal grants where compliance, allowability, and scope will be the concentration areas.

This training is eligible for 3 hours of EILA and FO credit.

January
 

The Science of Discipline with Horacio Sanchez
January 4, 2024 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Horacio Sanchez/Mark Helton

In Person
 

We know that when and how we discipline students can greatly affect our school’s climate and culture. Join us for this six hour session with Horacio Sanchez, President of Resiliency Inc. This session will provide an approach on working with students anywhere on the discipline continuum from the occasional to chronic offender. This program will help teachers maintain control in the classroom and help administrators support them through clear guidelines and expectations.

6 Hours of EILA will be offered.

 

Gifted Talented Program Identification in Kentucky
January 5, 2024 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Jennifer Wilson/Mark Helton
In Person
 

The Center for Gifted Studies at WKU invites all interested educators to a lunch to learn about the Talent Identification Program of Kentucky (TIP-KY) on Friday, January 5 at the CKEC in Lexington. The Center will be discussing the importance of above-level testing for high-ability students, the types of tests that are administered, who is eligible, and the components of TIP-KY℠, including programming opportunities offered at The Center. 

Lunch will be provided.

Two EILA credits will be offered for those in attendance. Please register by January 2.  

CKEC New Teacher Virtual Academy - January Sessions
January 8, 2024
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
CKEC Staff
Virtual

Are you a new teacher and feel like you could use some additional support? Join us for the New Teacher Virtual Academy. Each month will feature topics led by CKEC staff.  January Special Education topics include Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs) and What is Autism?  The CRRSA topic will be MTSS Overview. The Deeper Learning topic will be Visible Thinking Strategies.  Join us each month for new sessions. Each month will have a separate registration. The October session grid with Zoom links will be sent out no later than the end of the day on January 5, 2024.  


 

Create Learning Spaces of Your Dreams
January 9, 2024 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Rachel Pufall
Virtual

As you head into the second half of the school year, let’s spend the morning in this virtual session reflecting on what your ideal learning space would feel, look, and sound  like. Then learn strategies and practices to make that happen. A variety of individual reflection, small group collaboration, and large group discussion will be used to facilitate learning. 


 

Executive Functioning: Cognitive and Memory Strategies
January 10, 2024 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Christina Krantz
Virtual

This virtual session will provide an overview of strategies and resources to support the executive functioning skills of cognition and memory. The link to the Zoom session will be sent no later than the end of the day on January 9, 2024. 


 

Explicit Instruction Overview
January 10, 2024 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Laura Smith
In Person

Explicit instruction is a research-based strategy that consists of systematic, direct, engaging instruction that is success-oriented.  This overview will provide a foundation of the guiding principles and elements of Explicit Instruction which include:  the design and delivery of instruction, eliciting responses and how to provide feedback, and providing adequate practice.

Inclusive Excellence in Reading: UFLI for MSD
January 10, 2024 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Erica Price/Claire Johnson
In Person

Do you teach students with moderate to severe disabilities? Have you heard of the University of Florida Literacy Institute and want to learn more about it? Then this session is for you! On January 10th  we will have an in-person session to work together and dig into UFLI Foundations. During this session, our goals would be to enhance our background knowledge for teaching foundational reading, setting up the lessons, breaking down the lessons to meet student needs, and more! Participants who attend will receive a copy of UFLI Foundations and 6 PD hours for attending. If you have any questions, contact erica.price@ckec.org  or claire.johnson@ckec.org 


Elevate Student Achievement and Engagement in Math Class Through Game Play featuring Author and Speaker Jane Felling of Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks

January 11, 2024 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Jane Goatley
In Person

This three hour in-person training will feature Jane Felling, founder and co-owner of the company Box Cars & One-Eyed Jacks. Jane has co-authored all 14 books in her company’s resource library. She became well known for providing an inclusive model for special education students assigned to her classes. In this training, Jane will share some of her favorite resources and activities that will support inclusion and differentiation in the classroom. All participants will receive a copy of Dr. Felling’s book and materials to set up a math game workshop in your classroom. Please contact jane.goatley@ckec.org with any questions.

 

Concrete→Semi-Concrete→Abstract Make-and-Take
January 11, 2024 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Jane Goatley
In Person

This six hour face-to-face make-and-take training is intended for educators desiring to learn more about the specially designed instruction strategy where students work with math manipulatives in the concrete, move to the semi-concrete, and then to the abstract. Teachers learn how to embed the use of the CSA strategy in math lessons and will create manipulatives to take back to the classroom. Please contact jane.goatley@ckec.org with any questions. 


 

Trauma Informed IEP Process
January 11, 2024 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Christina Krantz
In Person

Supporting students affected by both trauma and a disability can be overwhelming.  This session will provide an overview of trauma and also provide strategies on using a trauma sensitive approach throughout the IEP process. Participants will leave this six hour, in person session with strategies and resources that can be implemented immediately.


Dyslexia 101
January 11, 2024 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Erica Price
Virtual

This virtual session will give participants an understanding of what dyslexia is and is not, cover the awareness signs of dyslexia, and participate in a simulation activity. Upon completion, participants will receive a 3 hour PD certificate.

 

Assistive Technology 101
January 16, 2024 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Erica Price
In Person

This in-person session is designed to assist participants in understanding assistive technology. Participants will work through the different models, low to high tech assistive technology, SETT Framework, an AT evaluation, and more.


Handle With Care Initiative
January 16, 2024 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Krista Bell
Virtual

Handle With Care is a collaborative initiative between law enforcement and schools to address possible exposure to traumatic events.  In this one hour online/virtual session, participants will learn more about the HWC program, how to register, and what to do if you receive an HWC notification.


Embedding Science & Social Studies into the Elementary Classroom
January 16, 2024 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Emily Hurst/Ashley Smith
In Person
 

Wishing and hoping about squeezing in Science & Social Studies?  Fret no more!  In this 6-hr in-person training,  you will learn how to interlace Science & SS into the rest of your instructional block, with a K-5 content focus.  Additionally, we will learn how to build students’ knowledge base in order to gain more authentic comprehension.  Do you try to make connections, but your students lack the background knowledge to see the link?  Let’s explore the reasons, research, and resources to help boost student cognition and achievement.  Participants will leave with a toolbox of tactical tricks and a renewed sense of “Yes, I CAN!”
 

6 hours of EILA will be provided.

 

Integrating Prior Knowledge-Virtual Session
January 17, 2024 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Laura Smith
Virtual

This 1 hour session will provide strategies to enable students to transfer and generalize learning across settings. The focus will be on surface, deep, and transfer of  conceptual learning.


 

CKEC Regional Counselor Cadre
January 17, 2024 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Krista Bell/Rachel Pufall/Christina Krantz

In Person

This face-to-face training will provide participants with the opportunity to network with fellow counselors from the region as well as participate in facilitated table discussions focused on current relevant topics.

 

New Counselor Academy
January 17, 2024 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Krista Bell, Rachel Pufall, Christina Krantz
In Person
 

This face-to-face training will provide participants with the opportunity to network with fellow counselors from the region as well as participate in learning specific to counselors new to the profession (1-3 years). Potential topics may include 

  • District and school expectations (How does my counseling program support the bigger picture?)

  • Collaborating with other school-based mental health providers

  • Create a 30-60-90 day plan for counseling program goal setting

  • Continued support with legal and ethical considerations

  • Am I the SEL teacher?  What is the school counselor’s role in SEL implementation?


Ready to Work: Empowering Students with Disabilities for Success in the Workplace
January 18, 2024 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Christina Krantz
Virtual

Join us for this one hour virtual session on helping students with disabilities be successful in the workplace. We will discuss employability skills and how to incorporate them throughout the school day. There will be an emphasis on self-advocacy and interpersonal skills. The link to the Zoom will be sent out no later than January 17, 2024. 

UFLI Professional Learning Network
January 18, 2024 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Erica Price
Virtual


We have been trained in using the UFLI Foundations now what? Sign up for our UFLI Professional Learning Network! This will be a year-long learning opportunity to enhance UFLI skills. We will share secrets, tips and tricks, and other ideas during our time together.  For any questions, email erica.price@ckec.org

 

 

ARC Chairperson Training
January 19, 2024 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Ramona Karsner
In Person


This workshop will introduce school administrators that are new to the role of ARC Chairperson to the functions and responsibilities of this position.  During this full day workshop, participants will become familiar with: steps in conducting an ARC meeting, different types of ARC meetings, disability categories of special education, specially designed instruction and state/federal regulations impacting chairing an ARC meeting.  Opportunities will be provided to discuss, ask questions and network with other administrators concerning the role of ARC Chairperson. 

 

Strengthening the Core Academic Series: Formative Assessment
January 22, 2024 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Emily Hurst/Ashley Smith
Virtual
 

The third in a 4-part series, this 1-hour online training will lead you through the what, why, & how of formative assessments.  We’ll explore the importance of diversifying formative assessments, data tracking, and how to get students involved.

1 hour of EILA credit is available

FBA to BIP
January 22, 2024 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Maggie Hartlage
In Person


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.

 

Measurable Results: Steps To Drastically Improved Student Achievement
Day 2-January 23, 2024, Day 3-March 13, 2024 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
David Young
In Person

 

Day 1-Makeup Date (via Zoom): Wednesday, Jan 10 from 12:30 - 3:00 pm 

Email: david.young@ckec.org for ZOOM Link

Measurable Results:  Steps To Drastically (and Sustainably) Improve Student Achievement

Cost:  Free for CKEC principals, $350 for participants from non-CKEC districts

EILA:  9 hours (total)

In schools, the pressure to perform on measurable assessments (KSA, ACT, and others) sometimes seems unbearable.  Schools often resort to gimmicks and motivational techniques that, even when effective, are short-term solutions.  These efforts are exhausting - for the students and the staff.  In this series, you will discover substantive systems and structures that can be put into place, leading to lasting, sustainable improvement in academic performance.  

Mindset Makeover: Fostering Academic Mindsets
January 24, 2024 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Amanda Burrows/Holly Lawrence/Erin McIver
In Person
 

Help students make over their minds through the four academic mindsets. The strategies taught in this session help to increase students’ academic perseverance and improve academic behaviors, leading to better academic performance. Participants will leave this session with over 20 ready to use Deeper Learning instructional strategies and resources to help them develop the four academic mindsets in students:

  1. I belong in this academic community.

  2. My ability and competence grow with effort.

  3. I can succeed at this.

  4. This work has value for me.

6 hours of PD/EILA credit will be provided.

 

Continuous Classroom Improvement:  Creating a Classroom System Overview for Administrators
January 25, 2024 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Laura Smith
Virtual

During this 2 hour virtual  session, participants will receive an overview of what it takes to implement the initial components of a systems approach to continuous improvement as the most efficient and effective way to improve classroom learning results.

Expected Outcomes: 

  • A reason for using a systems approach to continuous improvement in a classroom learning system.

  • A clear picture of how continuous improvement principles and practices connect to many of the other initiatives and/or practices that are already expected to be implemented.

  • Question & Answer Opportunity

The work presented in these sessions is based on the CCI work of Jim Shipley & Associates.


 

Improve Student Engagement and Achievement through Mathematical Discourse and Questioning Techniques
January 29, 2024 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Jane Goatley
Virtual

Jen York-Barr said, "The person doing the talking is often the person doing the learning." This virtual session will focus on incorporating the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Effective Mathematical Teaching Practices and the High-Leverage Practices for Students with Disabilities to promote engagement and achievement through mathematical discourse in the classroom. 

Beyond Behavior Charts: Elevate and Integrate Behavior Management Charts
January 29, 2024 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Maggie Hartlage/Claire Johnson
In Person

Elevate your classroom management techniques with our upcoming training session, focusing on elevating behavior charts. 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.

 

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

 

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


February 
 

Adaptive Schools Foundations Seminar
February 1, 2024, February 2, 2024, March 4, 2024, March 5, 2024
8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Mark Helton
In Person

The goal of the Adaptive Schools Foundation Seminar is to develop the collective identity and capacity of organization members as collaborators and inquirers. School-wide improvements in student learning accrue in schools whose work cultures are collaborative. In such cultures, professionals learn to talk about the hard-to-talk-about details of learning, teaching, assessment and the cumulative effects of their work with students. The Adaptive Schools Foundation Seminar presents a productive, practical set of ideas and tools for developing collaborative groups in becoming effective and better equipped to resolve complex issues around student learning. The work of the Adaptive Schools Foundation Seminar is to develop the resources and capacities of the organization and of individuals to cohesively respond to the changing needs of students and society.
 

 

Youth Mental Health First Aid
February 6, 2024 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Christina Krantz
In Person

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.

 

8 Standards for Mathematical Practice for Teachers and Administrators
February 6, 2024 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Jane Goatley

Virtual

This session will provide an overview of the 8 Standards for Mathematical Practice. Attention will be given to where they are found within the Kentucky Academic Standards for Mathematics and how to incorporate the 8 SMPs into instruction. Participants will learn how to read the standards, explore big ideas within the grade level standards, investigate connections within their grade level(s), and consider vertical progressions of the standards. Implementation strategies for students with disabilities will be shared along with other resources. EILA credits will be available with successful completion of this training.

 

Paragraph with Pizzazz
February 6, 2024 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Erica Price/Laura Smith
Virtual

The Paraphrasing Strategy is designed to teach students to write well-organized paragraphs that include: topic, detail, and clincher sentence, a consistent point of view, consistency in tense, logically sequenced ideas, and appropriate transitions between ideas. Participants will work through the instructional sequence for each lesson to learn and understand the strategies included. Participants will receive a copy of the student materials and instructor's manual in Paragraph Writing.  This strategy is part of the Strategic Instructional Model (SIM). Please contact Erica or Laura with any questions: erica.price@ckec.org or laura.smith@ckec.org
 

 

Thinking Maps Cohort

February 6, 2024 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Erin McIver

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 2023-2024 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 (9/18/2023):

  • 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 (11/28/2023):

  • How to 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 (2/6/2024):

  • How to use additional multiple map combinations

  • Vocabulary development strategies

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

  • Writing Short Constructed Responses Off the Map

  • Writing Summary Paragraphs Off the Map


Intervention and Specially Designed Instruction in Writing
February 7, 2024 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Laura Smith
In Person
 

This in-person session will address Intervention Specially Designed Instruction in the area of writing. Research and/or evidenced-based strategies for scaffolding, explicit instruction, direct instruction, and specifically SRSD (Self Regulatory Strategy Development)


Equity-Centered Trauma-Informed Education Book Study
February 7, 2024, February 14, 2024, February 21, 2024, February 28, 2024

March 6, 2024 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Rachel Pufall
Virtual

Read and discuss the book “Equity-Centered Trauma-Informed Education” by Alex Shevrin Venet in this virtual book study. We will meet 5 times to discuss each section of the book. Meeting times will be from 3:30-4:45 on February 7, 14, 21, 28, and March 6 (Wednesdays). Participants are asked to purchase their copy of the book.  


 

Assessing and Grading in a Standards-Based System

February 7, 2024 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Lindsey Troutman/Mark Helton
In Person

 

This interactive session will allow participants to dig into the why, what, and how of assessing and grading in a standards-based classroom. Participants will gain a clearer understanding of designing and using proficiency scales, administering assessments, and communicating grades.

Participants Should bring a laptop or other device with them.

 

6 Hours of EILA will be awarded.

 

LINCS Vocabulary Strategy
February 8, 2024 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Erica Price
Virtual

LINCS Vocabulary Strategy is a research-based strategy developed at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning. It is designed to help students learn the meaning of new vocabulary words using powerful memory-enhancement techniques. Strategy steps cue students to focus on critical elements of the concept; to use visual imagery, associations with prior knowledge, and key-word mnemonic devices to create a study card; and to study the card to enhance comprehension and recall of the concept.


 

Executive Functioning: Attention Strategies
February 8, 2024 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Christina Krantz
Virtual

This virtual session will provide an overview of strategies and resources to support the executive functioning skill of attention. The link to the Zoom session will be sent no later than the end of the day on February 7, 2024.

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

February 9, 2024, 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

 

CKEC New Teacher Virtual Academy - February Sessions
February 12, 2024 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
CKEC Staff
Virtual


Are you a new teacher and feel like you could use some additional support? Join us for the New Teacher Virtual Academy. Each month will feature topics led by CKEC staff.  January Special Education topics include Transition 101 and Collaboration. The CRRSA topic will be Data Based Instructional Decision Making. The Deeper Learning topic will be Facilitating Student Curiosity and Engagement .  Join us each month for new sessions. Each month will have a separate registration. The October session grid with Zoom links will be sent out no later than the end of the day on February 9, 2024. 

 

SDI Reading Toolkit
February 13, 2024 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Erica Price
In Person

The SDI Reading Toolkit is to improve the quality and selection of specially designed instruction specific to areas of reading to better connect IEP goals, progress monitoring and KY Academic Standards. The session will include deepening understanding of specially designed instruction in reading and utilization of the toolkit resources.
 

 

Indicator 13 Office Hours: February
February 13, 2024 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Christina Krantz
Virtual

Do you have questions about the Indicator 13 post-secondary transition requirements? Get your questions answered during the virtual Indicator 13 Record Review Office Hours. Participants should bring specific indicator 13 questions with them. The link to the session will be sent out no later than the end of the day on February 12.


Mindful Strategies to Educate the Whole Child
February 13, 2023 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Rachel Pufall
In Person

Learn and practice mindful ways to connect your body and your brain to achieve well-being and the optimal conditions for learning.  Apply your discoveries to your interactions with your students to create ideal learning environments for all. 


Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines
February 14, 2024 8:30 am - 3:30 - pm
Krista Bell
In Person

The Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines (CSTAG) is an evidence-based model for schools to use in conducting threat assessments. This model was developed by Dr. Dewey Cornell and colleagues at the University of Virginia in 2001 and has been extensively examined through field tests and controlled studies that demonstrate its utility and effectiveness.  This training is most effective when completed by all members of the threat assessment team.  Participants will be able to work as a member of an multidisciplinary team to:

  • Identify students and situations that raise concern

  • Gather information and facts to assess risk of violence

Develop  intervention and management strategies to support the student and prevent violence.


UFLI Professional Learning Network
February 15, 2024 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Erica Price
Virtual

We have been trained in using the UFLI Foundations now what? Sign up for our UFLI Professional Learning Network! This will be a year-long learning opportunity to enhance UFLI skills. We will share secrets, tips and tricks, and other ideas during our time together. 


The Math Pact: Mathematics Whole School Agreement
February 15, 2024 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Jane Goatley
In Person

This three hour face-to-face make-and-take training is intended for teachers and administrators to walk through the action steps that would need to take place in order to get all members of a school community in agreement on expectations and norms surrounding best practices in mathematics. There is a focus on vertical and horizontal alignment of math pedagogy in a school building and/or district. Participants will work through and receive a copy of The Math Pact, written by Barbara Dougherty, Sarah Bush, and Karen Karp. This book and the idea of the Mathematics Whole School Agreement are promoted by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).

 

Gaining Teacher Clarity to Accelerate Learning through Evidence-Based Practices
February 15, 2024 8:30 am - 3:30 pm (In Person)
March 27, 2024 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm (Virtual)

Ashley Smith
In Person/Virtual
 

This in-person session will lead participants through using evidence-based practices and  the research behind teaching with clarity.  We will explore  the difference between learning progressions, learning intentions, and success criteria, as well as how to analyze tasks and their alignment with learning intentions and success criteria.  This all-day session will be followed up with an optional 90-minute virtual session in March 27 from 3:30-5pm

All participants will receive the Teacher Clarity Playbook 

6 hours of EILA will be available for this day and 1.5 hours for the follow-up day.

 

Behavior from A to Z: What to do when you don’t know what to do.
February 19, 2024 8:30 am - 11:30 pm
Maggie Hartlage/Christina Krantz/Cari Sherrets
In Person

Whether it’s absenteeism, work refusal or something in between, behavior can have a lasting impact in the classroom. In this session, participants will learn how to plan, monitor and adjust behavior interventions for common classroom behaviors.   Participants will receive a copy of Teacher’s Encyclopedia of Behavior Management. 
 


Transfer of Learning-Virtual Session
February 20, 2024 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Laura Smith
Virtual
 

This 1 hour session will provide strategies to enable students to transfer and generalize learning across settings. The focus will be on surface, deep, and transfer of  conceptual learning.


 

Microteaching-John Hattie Strategies
February 21, 2024 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Laura Smith
Virtual

This  one hour session will support teachers with evaluating and reflecting on their current instructional practices.

 

Strengthening the Core Academic Series: Engagement and Student Agency
February 22, 2024 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Emily Hurst & Ashley Smith
Virtual

 

The fourth in a 4-part series, this 1-hour online training will lead you through the what, why, & how of engagement and student agency.  We’ll explore the importance of cognitive engagement, discourse, and how to get students involved.

1 hour of EILA credit is available

 

Structured Literacy: The Lesson Plan
February 26, 2024 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Erica Price
Virtual

This virtual session will be based on the lesson plan component of structured literacy and ways to implement this in the classroom. The focus will be on lesson plans, teaching new concepts, dictation, vowel practice, and more. 

Participants will need a copy of Recipe for Reading by Frances Bloom and Nina Traub for this training.    

 

Thinking Maps Cohort

February 26, 2024, April 22, 2024, June 10, 2024 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Erin McIver

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 2023-2024 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 (2/26/2024):

  • 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 (4/22/2024):

  • How to 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 (6/10/2024):

  • How to use additional multiple map combinations

  • Vocabulary development strategies

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

  • Writing Short Constructed Responses Off the Map

  • Writing Summary Paragraphs Off the Map

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

Differentiating Instruction Using Open Questions in Math Class

February 26, 2024 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Jane Goatley
In Person

Do you want to be more intentional with differentiation in math class but aren’t sure where to begin? This training is for you! During this in-person session at the CKEC Training Center we will use Marian Small’s open question technique as a guide to learn how to create low floor and high ceiling questions/tasks for students. Students will be met at their current achievement level with opportunities for teachers to formatively assess current understanding of a topic. Strategies for assessing and advancing student thinking will be provided during this training along with opportunities for planning and collaboration with other educators. Contact jane.goatley@ckec.org with any questions.
 

Think MTV: Making Thinking Visible
February 27, 2024 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Amanda Burrows/Holly Lawrence, Erin McIver
In Person
 

This full-day, in-person workshop will unlock the power of visible thinking strategies. Participants will learn foundational information about the goals and practices of making thinking visible (MTV) and the six powers of visible thinking. The session will also workshop 15+ visible thinking routines that help teachers and students engage with others, engage with ideas, and engage in action. Each participant will receive a free copy of The Power of Making Thinking Visible by Ron Ritchart and Mark Church. 

 

6 Hours of EILA/PD Credit

 

CKEC English Language Cadre
February 28, 2024, April 24, 2024 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
In Person

The CKEC EL Cadre will be time to network with other EL teachers, specialists, admin, and other educators  in the region. Through Cadre input, training and workshop opportunities will be developed based on the needs, trends, and on-going issues that face schools and districts  across our region and the state. The Cadre will provide open chair time for members  to share success stories.  There will also be time to vet specific issues in a supportive and constructive manner.

Collaborative and Proactive Solutions Model
February 29, 2024 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Rachel Pufall
In Person

 

The Collaborative and Proactive Solutions model is a trauma informed way to work with students that are struggling to meet expectations in the school setting. In this full day, face-to-face session participants will:

  1. Understand the components of the model

  2. Identify how to integrate the model to support their school wide behavior support system

  3. Examine how this model differs from other behavior supports.

6 Hours of PD/EILA will be provided. 

March

Marzano’s The New Art and Science of Teaching: Content Delivery
March 1, 2024 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Jennifer Alvarado/Amanda Burrows

In Person

 

Are you looking for new instructional strategies to help students continually integrate new knowledge with old knowledge and revise their understanding accordingly?  In this training, we will learn how to utilize several research-based instructional strategies and teaching methods focused on effective content delivery in your classroom.   Using Dr. Marzano’s model for instruction, The New Art and Science of Teaching, as our foundation, participants will not only learn about strategies but also see many of the strategies in action.  You will leave this practical, hands-on training with new tools in your toolbox that can be used immediately!  All NEW participants who have not attended a New Art and Science of Teaching workshop at CKEC will receive a FREE copy of The Handbook for The New Art and Science of Teaching.  6 hours of PD/EILA credit will be earned upon completion of this workshop.

Contact amanda.burrows@ckec.org for more information.

 

Suicide Prevention and Intervention
March 5, 2024 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Christina Krantz
In Person
 

This in person training will provide an overview of suicide statistics in Kentucky. Participants will gain an understanding of the risk and warning signs of suicide in Kentucky, Strategies will be shared to increase protective factors to reduce suicide risk for our students. Participants will also learn about different interventions available for suicidal ideation. 


 

Kentucky Academic Standards Statistics Progression Breakdown
March 7, 2024 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Jane Goatley
Virtual
 

This virtual session will go through the specific elementary statistics standards that are found in the Kentucky Academic Standards. We will break down the standards and discuss pedagogical strategies on how to implement these standards in the classroom. Resources will be shared along with time for collaboration with other educators.
 

 

High-Leverage Practices for Students with Disabilities Overview
March 7, 2024 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Laura Smith

In Person
 

This in-person session will provide an overview of the 22 High Leverage Practices in Special Education.  Each of the four components of the practices will be addressed: Collaboration, Assessment, Social/Emotional/Behavior, and Instruction.

Participants will leave with pd resources for each of the High Leverage Practices.


 

Executive Functioning: Emotions and Self Regulation Strategies
March 7, 2024 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Christina Krantz
Virtual

This virtual session will provide an overview of  strategies and resources to support the executive functioning skills of managing emotions and self regulation. The link to the Zoom session will be sent no later than the end of the day on March 6, 2024.
 

 

CKEC Regional Counselor Cadre
March 12, 2024 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Krista Bell
In Person

This face-to-face training will provide participants with the opportunity to network with fellow counselors from the region as well as participate in facilitated table discussions focused on current relevant topics.


 

New Counselor Academy
March 12, 2024 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Krista Bell

In Person

 

This face-to-face training will provide participants with the opportunity to network with fellow counselors from the region as well as participate in learning specific to counselors new to the profession (1-3 years). Potential topics may include 

  • District and school expectations (How does my counseling program support the bigger picture?)

  • Collaborating with other school-based mental health providers

  • Create a 30-60-90 day plan for counseling program goal setting

  • Continued support with legal and ethical considerations

  • Am I the SEL teacher?  What is the school counselor’s role in SEL implementation?

Improving 3-D Science Instruction with Hands-on Experiences
March 13, 2024 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Patricia Calvert/Emily Hurst
In Person
 

Participants will model some hands-on science activities that engage students and incorporate the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting concepts of the Kentucky Academic Standards for Science. Additionally, participants will also review and design formative assessments based on the activities, and will have opportunities to share examples of their own successes with hands-on lessons.

6 Hours of EILA will be awarded.

 

Data Driven Coaching for Instructional Coaches and Teacher Leaders (NIET)
March 14, 2024, March 15, 2024 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
NIET (presenter TBD)
In Person

The empowered instructional coach or teacher leader recognizes that the foundation of data-driven instruction is the connection between summative data and daily classroom instruction. In this two-day training, participants will build excellence in skill expertise in order to analyze the quality of assessments. Participants will understand how student ownership in the assessment process promotes rigorous personalized learning. Through this understanding, participants feel empowered to make informed decisions that impact schoolwide improvement.

 

CKEC New Teacher Virtual Academy - March Sessions
March 18, 2024 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
CKEC Staff

Virtual

Join us for the final  New Teacher Virtual Academy sessions of the year. March Special Education topics include Social Skills and Trauma Informed Care in the Classroom. The Deeper Learning topic will be Technology Tools for Deeper Learning. The CRRSA topic will be Hang On, You’re Almost There! Teacher Resiliency.  The March session grid with Zoom links will be sent out no later than the end of the day on March 15, 2024. 

 

UFLI Professional Learning Network
March 19, 2024 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Erica Price
Virtual

We have been trained in using the UFLI Foundations now what? Sign up for our UFLI Professional Learning Network! This will be a year-long learning opportunity to enhance UFLI skills. We will share secrets, tips and tricks, and other ideas during our time together.  For any questions, email erica.price@ckec.org
 

 

Don’t Poke the Bear: Mastering the Art of De-escalation
March 19, 2023 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Maggie Hartlage3
In Person

This 3-hour training is designed as a comprehensive introduction to functions of behavior, the "acting out" cycle, and de-escalation practices. This session will provide participants with essential skills and insights to effectively manage challenging behaviors and create safer and more supportive classroom environments. Participants will receive 3 hours of PD/EILA credit for attendance at this training. 

 

Dialogic Reading
March 21, 2024 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Erica Price
Virtual

This virtual session on Dialogic Reading will allow participants to earn 2 hours of PD credit. During this session, 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. Each person will complete 3 separate activities to aid in understanding and using dialogic reading in the classroom.
 

 

Math SDI Toolkit
March 25, 2024 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Jane Goatley
In Person

The Math SDI Toolkit is a set of resources designed by the math consultants of the KY Special Education Cooperative Network.  The purpose of the Toolkit is to improve the quality and selection of specially designed instruction while strengthening the connection across IEP goals, progress monitoring and KY Academic Standards.  This 3-hour session face-to-face training is for those who will be using the toolkit to support students. It will include deepening understanding of SDI and application of the toolkit.  



Making the Most of Centers: how to productively occupy the “rest of the class”
March 25, 2024 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Laura Smith
Virtual

This virtual training will help participants solve the dilemma: What does the rest of my class do while teachers are working with small groups?  In this session, participants will learn how to establish routines and expectations for workstations and plan for differentiation and implementation of SDI. Specific examples will be shared across grade levels and content areas.


 

Explicit Instruction Math Lessons Part 1: Lesson Design
March 28, 2024 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Jane Goatley
Virtual

This professional learning opportunity will explore the principles behind effective explicit instruction, considered a fundamental practice of Specially Designed Instruction (SDI).  Participants will have the opportunity to create math lessons for their classroom using the elements of explicit instruction.  The focus of the session will be on designing lessons to teach skills, strategies, and vocabulary.

This session is appropriate for all grade levels.
 

April 
 

Transition Cadre - Spring
April 9, 2024 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Christina Krantz
Virtual

 

Do you work with middle school or high school special education students on post-secondary transition? Then, this session is for you! This session will provide resources and strategies to support post-secondary transition for students with disabilities.  The link to this virtual session will be sent out by the end of the day on April 8, 2024.


Trauma Informed Restorative Practices
April 10, 2024 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Erica Price
In Person

 

Students who have experienced trauma may have difficulty with emotional regulation, trusting others and feeling safe. Trauma informed care and restorative practices can work together to provide a supportive and safe environment for these students. In this six hour, in person session participants will learn about the impact of trauma, the principles of restorative practices and how to implement them in their school or classroom.


Executive Functioning: Time Management Strategies 

April 11, 2024 3:00 PM 4:00 PM
Christina Krantz
Virtual

This virtual session will provide an overview of  strategies and resources to support the executive functioning skill of time management. The link to the Zoom session will be sent no later than the end of the day on April 10, 2024.


 

Indicator 13 Office Hours: April
April 11, 2024 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Christina Krantz
Virtual
 

Do you have questions about the Indicator 13 post-secondary transition requirements? Get your questions answered during the virtual Indicator 13 Record Review Office Hours. Participants should bring specific indicator 13 questions with them. The link to the session will be sent out no later than the end of the day on April 10.
 

 

Explicit Instruction Math Lessons Part 2: Practice and Feedback
April 11, 2024 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Jane Goatley
Virtual

This professional learning opportunity will explore the principles behind creating effective feedback and practice opportunities in math.

Types and purposes of practice and feedback will be shared as well as considerations for individualization. Participants will have the opportunity to work in small groups to write effective feedback and design practice sessions.

This session is appropriate for all grade levels.
 

 

Coaching Practice Profile:  How to Support Instructional Coaches
April 16, 2024 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Laura Smith
In Person

 

This session will prepare administrators and instructional coaches in supporting teachers with implementation of  effective teaching strategies. Instructional coaches will be introduced to a coaching practice profile that will support their skills to improve instruction for all students.

 

 

SIM Strategy: Fundamentals of Paraphrasing and Summarizing
April 16, 2024 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Erica Price
Virtual

This virtual session will teach students how to translate information into their own words, teach students strategies for finding the main idea and details of each paragraph, and to teach students to generalize these strategies. This strategy is part of the Strategic Instructional Model (SIM). Please contact Erica at erica.price@ckec.org with any questions.


 

Teacher Estimates and Student Achievement….ask John Hattie
April 17, 2024 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Laura Smith
Virtual


This 1 hour session will provide strategies to enable students to transfer and generalize learning across settings. The focus will be on surface, deep, and transfer of  conceptual learning.


 

Rough Draft Math
April 18, 2024 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Jane Goatley
Virtual

This professional learning opportunity will explore the ideas of being a “rough draft” mathematician. Participants will work through what a rough draft math framework looks like and how to encourage productive struggle and conceptual thinking when working with students with disabilities on math tasks.
 

 

IES What Works Clearinghouse: Assisting Students Struggling with Mathematics
April 22, 2024 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Jane Goatley
In Person

This training will center around the Institute of Education Sciences article that provides data driven recommendations that support struggling math learners in elementary grades. Teachers will dive into the recommendations which have strong evidence in improving achievement with students.  Participants will be provided resources that support these recommendations as well as time to collaborate with colleagues to work on embedding pedagogical strategies into current math units and lesson planning. 

Teaching for Deeper Learning - Tools to Engage Students in Meaning Making

April 23, 2024 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Harvey Silver & Jay McTighe

In Person

 

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn directly from today’s top experts on deeper learning—Harvey Silver and Jay McTighe, authors of ASCD’s bestselling Teaching for Deeper Learning: Tools to Engage Students in Meaning Making. In connecting their renowned work to Kentucky’s Deeper Learning Initiative, Harvey and Jay will help you:

 

• Develop a meaningful definition of deeper learning that you can use to assess and refine classroom practice. 

• Frame instruction around big ideas and essential questions that promote conceptual thinking and transfer. 

• Focus on a set of thinking skills that make content learning active and deep. 

• Integrate deep-learning tools and strategies into your current lessons and units

 

All participants will receive a FREE copy of Teaching for Deeper Learning. 

 

6 Hours of EILA/PD credit

A Review of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES)

April 24, 2024 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Krista Bell
Virtual

In this online/virtual training, participants will review the original ACES study/findings and learn several trauma sensitive strategies to help students build resilience.


 

UFLI Professional Learning Network
April 25, 2024 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Erica Price
Virtual
 

We have been trained in using the UFLI Foundations now what? Sign up for our UFLI Professional Learning Network! This will be a year-long learning opportunity to enhance UFLI skills. We will share secrets, tips and tricks, and other ideas during our time together.  

May 
 

Catalyzing Change: Middle and High School Mathematics
May 7, 2024 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Jane Goatley
Virtual
 

This professional learning opportunity geared toward middle and high school educators will explore ways to promote positive mathematical identities, along with equity and agency when learning mathematics. There will be discussion around specific ways to support middle and high school students and as educators how to guide the mathematics learning for students in these stages. 


 

Summary of Academic Performance - Examples from the Field
May 8, 2024 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Christina Krantz
Virtual

This one hour virtual session will look at different examples of summary of performance for students who are graduating from high school. The link to this Zoom session will be sent out no later than that end of the day on May 7, 2024. 


 

How to Support Students with Mnemonics
May 14, 2024 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Laura Smith
Virtual

 

This one hour virtual session will look at different examples of summary of performance for students who are graduating from high school. The link to this Zoom session will be sent out no later than that end of the day on May 7, 2024. 


 

Bounce 102:  Resiliency Strategies
May 14, 2024 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Krista Bell
Virtual

In this follow up to Bounce 101:  A Review of ACES, this online/virtual training will allow participants to explore effective trauma sensitive strategies to help students of trauma build resilience.

June
 

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

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

July
 

Learn with Dr. Catlin Tucker: Partner with Your Students and Achieve Balance with Blended Learning

July 18, 2024 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
In Person at The Signature Club

 

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

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