Central Kentucky Educational Cooperative

 

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If you need an ADA accommodation, such as an ASL interpreter or large print text, please email Sharon.parker@ckec.org. 

 

 

To register for an in person or virtual regional event, please click on the title of the session.

 

9/28/2021 Part 4 of The Essential Social Stories 10.3 Workshop Series: Writing Them Right!! Hands-On Practice with Social Stories

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

This hybrid PD session, Writing a Social Story,  will review what seems like a straight-forward and easy process until faced with a blank computer screen or piece of paper! What to write? Gathering information and the rest of the Social Story Criteria provides a significant head start, but it doesn’t place words on paper. After a quick recap of the first three sessions, participants have time to develop a Story for possible review and feedback of the Stories they write. Writing a Social Story is harder than most people think! Having the opportunity to “be in the same boat” and work with others makes the experience less stressful and more fun. Participants may wish to bring a first Story draft, and complete it during this session.  Join us!  At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: 1.       begin (and maybe finish!) writing a Social Story; 2.       identify three common forms of illustration and the benefits/drawbacks of each; and 3.       describe how to determine and interpret the Social Story Rating for any story. Materials to review prior to the session will be sent one week prior.  At the end of the live session participants will be awarded 2.5 hours.  For more information contact sally.miracle@ckec.org.

Location: ONLINE

9/30/2021 Recognizing Working Memory Difficulties and Strategies for Student Success

Thursday, September 30, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

3 hours PD/EILA credit

This will be a 3-hour virtual session.

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

 

Please contact laura.smith@ckec.org with questions.  

Location: ONLINE

10/05/2021 or 10/12/2021Conceptual Building Blocks of Fractions Hybrid (Live kickoff and self-paced modules)

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - Tuesday, October 12, 2021 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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

This training consists of two parts.

  1. Live virtual Kickoff Session (1 hour) on October 5 OR October 12, 2021 at 3:00 pm ET–via Zoom
  2. Asynchronous learning modules (up to 9 hours)

For the live session, you may choose to attend on October 5 or October 12.  It is the same registration.  The Zoom link will be sent by the end of the day on October 4, 2021.  That Zoom link will be good for either live session.

 

Number of PD/EILA hours will vary depending on which parts of the module are completed.  Up to 10 hours are possible.

 

*Note: extra resources will be provided to the CKEC Regional Special Education Teachers and General Education Co-Teachers who register earliest AND attend the live Kickoff!

Location: ONLINE

10/6/2021, 10/13/2021, 10/20/2021, 10/27/2021 Teaching with the Instructional Cha Chas: Online Book Study

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - Wednesday, October 27, 2021 from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Please join us in October 2021 for a 4 week book study centered around Teaching With the Instructional Cha-Chas  4 Steps to Make Learning Stick by LeAnn Nickelsen and Melissa Dickson.

This resource shares a 4-step cycle of instruction where neuroscience meets research-based teaching practices and formative assessment to improve student learning.

The first 20 participants to register will receive a copy of the book.  Everyone registered will need a copy and purchasing information is available upon request..

Each session will be from 3:30-4:30 pm via zoom.  Calendar invites will be sent for each of the meeting dates.

Participants will receive 2 hours of PD/EILA credit for each session attended.

Contact laura.smith@ckec.org with questions or further details.

Location: ONLINE

10/7/2021, 12/09/2021, & 03/10/2022 Online-CKEC Counseling Cadre

Thursday, October 7, 2021 - Wednesday, March 3, 2021 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

The school counselor cadre will focus on professional learning for counselors at all three levels (elementary, middle, and high) and will provide participants with professional development, evidence-based strategies and ready to use resources. The first session will focus on counselor self-care and future sessions will be based on a regional needs assessment provided during the first meeting. This cadre will promote collaborative networking and advocacy.

Location: ONLINE

10/07/2021 Webinar: New Teacher Network Virtual Learning Series: Instructional Strategies to Engage Learners

Thursday, October 7, 2021 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Are you looking to kick your instruction up a notch? Need ideas for delivering new content? CKEC New Teacher Network is a supportive network for early career educators to develop their pedagogical knowledge and skills. This session will focus on empowering you with skills and resources to implement in your classroom to benefit student learning. 

1 PD hour available for participants. 

Location: ONLINE

10/13/2021 Classroom Management in a New World Since Covid

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Do your students follow directions flawlessly?  Are they highly motivated?  Student behavior can be a significant concern even in the typical classroom.  It is hard enough to manage disruptions when so many different students and levels are in the same room.  How can we maintain order and create a supportive learning environment?  

 

Content for this session will provide participants with tools to address classroom management in the classroom, tips to help with the management of the classroom, how to create a safe space, technology tips, and how to reduce anger, anxiety, and avoidance that is exhibited by all students in our classrooms.  

Location: CKEC Training Center, 2331 Fortune Drive, Lexington, KY 40509

10/13/2021 Monthly Instructional Strategies for MSD Series: Review of Constant time Delay

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

This session is part of a monthly virtual series looking at Errorless Teaching Strategies (aka Systematic Instruction) that are considered Evidence Based Practices for teaching students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities.  This session will be an overview of Constant Time Delay; what it is, how to use it, when to use it, and how to collect data.  One week prior to the session participants will be sent a folder with material to review prior to the live virtual session.  At the end of the live virtual session, participants will receive 2 hours of professional development.  For more information please contact sally.miracle@ckec.org

Location: ONLINE

10/14/2021 – Suicide Prevention and Assessment

Thursday, October 14, 2021 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

This training will provide a look at suicide statistics in Kentucky. Participants will gain an understanding of the risk and warning signs of suicide.  Participants will also learn about protective factors and ways to increase them as a way to reduce suicide risk. Participants will also be trained in the suicide intervention QPR.  QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — 3 simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying “Yes” to saving the life of a student, friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor.  We have submitted an application for OT CEUS for this session. 

Location: ONLINE

10/18/2021 Peer Support Networks and Arrangements Overview. How Will it Help my Students in my School?

Monday, October 18, 2021 from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

This session is an overview of Peer Supports Networks and Arrangements, how they increase learning for students with Intellectual Disabilities and for students without disabilities, and how Peer Support Networks fosters social relationships for students with Intellectual Disabilities. For any questions, please contact sally.miracle@ckec.org  

Location: ONLINE

10/19/2021 The Word Mapping Strategy

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM

The Word Mapping Strategy is a research-based strategy developed at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning that is designed to help older students learn how to predict the meaning of unknown words.  This strategy helps students identify prefixes, suffixes, and roots and practice predicting the meaning of words using those parts. 

Instruction in this strategy works best when students have learned basic decoding skills (reading at 4th grade level or higher).  This strategy can be taught in different kinds of instructional settings including content area classes, Tier 2 and Tier 3 settings, and special education classes. 

The $16 fee will include the book needed for this session. Participants will, also, receive access to a Google Folder which includes electronic resources. This will be an in-person session. For questions, contact erica.price@ckec.org or laura.smith@ckec.org 

Location: CKEC Training Center, 2331 Fortune Drive, Lexington, KY 40509

10/20/2021 Effective Practice in Math

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

This professional learning opportunity will explore the principles behind creating effective practice opportunities in math. Types and purposes of practice will be shared as well as considerations for individualizing practice.  Participants will have the opportunity to work in small groups to design practice sessions.

This session is appropriate for all grade levels.  

1.5 hours of EILA will be awarded.

Location: ONLINE

10/21/2021 High-Leverage Practices Session 1: Collaboration

Thursday, October 21, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

3 hours PD/EILA credit

 

This will be a 3-hour virtual session.

 

The high-leverage practices in special education are divided into four components:  collaboration, social/emotional/behavioral, assessment, and instruction.

 

This session will focus on the three HLP’s in Collaboration.  Collaboration with professionals, organizing and facilitating meetings, and collaborating with families will be discussed and resources will be provided.

 

Please contact laura.smith@ckec.org with questions.  

Location: ONLINE

10/21/2021 Monthly Math Meet-Up

Thursday, October 21, 2021 from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

These live virtual sessions will be composed of two parts.  Each session will include some specific PD around the 8 Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices (NCTM, 2014).  Over the course of the 10 sessions, we will discuss and share implementation ideas about all 8 MTPs.  Additionally, each session will offer opportunities for participants to ask questions and discuss topics relevant to their practice.  Think of this as “just-in time” support. This will be a great opportunity to network with other teachers and share what has worked and not worked.    

 

1 hour of PD credit will be awarded for each session.

 

Participants will need to register for each meeting they plan to attend.  

Location: ONLINE

10/26/2021 Understanding Trauma and the Effects on Students

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

According to the National Traumatic Stress Network, nearly 40% of students have been exposed to some sort of traumatic event. We see these students in our schools every day. This session will provide an overview of trauma and what it might look like in an educational setting. Resources and strategies will be shared to help educators provide support for our students affected by trauma. 

Location: CKEC Training Center, 2331 Fortune Drive, Lexington, KY 40509

11/2,9,16,30/2021 Comprehensive Literacy for All: Teaching Students with Significant Disabilities to Read and Write – Book Study

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - Tuesday, November 30, 2021 from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

This is a hybrid book study of  Comprehensive Literacy for All: Teaching Students with Significant Disabilities to Read and Write.  CKEC member district participants registered by October 15 will receive a copy of the book.  Participants will meet 4 times to discuss pre-assigned chapters in the book.  At the end of the sessions, participants will be able to identify immediately useful teaching strategies to teach literacy to students with significant disabilities.   During the book study participants will be able to network with other teachers for ideas and resources based on information in the book.  After each session, participants will be awarded 2 hours of PD for the time spent outside and during the live session.  

 For any questions, contact sally.miracle@ckec.org  

Location: ONLINE

11/3-4/2021 and 12/1-2/2021 Cognitive Coaching Foundations Seminar Part 2

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - Thursday, December 2, 2021 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

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 Part 2 (Days 5-8) of the 8-day Foundational Training and is presented only in a face-to-face format.  In Part 2, participants will develop understanding of one structured conversation focusing on problem resolving.  In addition, they will develop knowledge and skills for expanding teacher thinking.

 

*You MUST have taken Part 1 in order to register for Part 2.

 

EILA will be awarded.

Location: CKEC Training Center, 2331 Fortune Drive, Lexington, KY 40509

11/3/2021 Retrieval Practice: Providing Opportunities for Students to “Pull Out” Learned Information

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

3 hours PD/EILA credit

This will be a 3-hour virtual session.

Providing opportunities for students to retrieve previous learning and make connections is critical to learning.  These opportunities, along with, spaced and cumulative practice, interleaving and metacognition strategies help students retain and generalize information. This session will address how to incorporate effective retrieval practice and other practice opportunities to optimize learning.

 

Please contact laura.smith@ckec.org with questions.  

Location: ONLINE

11/3/2021 and 11/4/2021 Early Conventional Literacy: Supporting Reading and Writing for Students with Disabilities

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - Thursday, November 4, 2021 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

The prospect of teaching students with moderate to significant disabilities to read with comprehension and write generatively may seem daunting. This presentation will review a Balanced Literacy Club approach, working as a team to support all teachers, therapists, and aides. This 2-day workshop summarizes evidence-based strategies gained from working with a score of school districts and 100 + classrooms.   Targeted students include a diverse range of abilities and challenges (including intellectual impairments, autism spectrum disorders, physical impairments, and individuals using AAC devices). Presenter will share: assessment ideas, videos, data, specific strategies for all parts of balanced literacy (word study, guided reading, writing, and self-directed reading), and tips for getting EVERYONE onboard and excited about pushing for quality, research-based literacy instruction. Target students will: know most of the letters most of the time, engage actively (e.g., commenting, asking / answering questions) during shared reading, and understand that writing involves letters and words (although they might not yet be successful generative writers).  For questions contact sally.miracle@ckec.org

 

Location: CKEC Training Center, 2331 Fortune Drive, Lexington, KY 40509

11/08 & 11/15/2021 Online-Conceptual Building Blocks of Multiplication & Division Hybrid (Live kickoff and self-paced modules)

Monday, November 8, 2021 - Monday, November 15, 2021 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Materials requested: $50/each  10-15 copies of Teaching Student Centered Mathematics, grades 3-5.

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

This training consists of two parts.

  1. Live virtual Kickoff Session (1 hour) on November 8 OR November 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm ET–via Zoom
  2. Asynchronous learning modules (up to 9 hours)

For the live session, you may choose to attend on November 8 or November 15.  It is the same registration.  The Zoom link will be sent by the end of the day on November 5, 2021.  That Zoom link will be good for either live session.

Number of PD/EILA hours will vary depending on which parts of the module are completed.  Up to 10 hours are possible.

*Note: extra resources will be provided to the CKEC Regional Special Education Teachers and General Education Co-Teachers who register earliest AND attend the live Kickoff!

Location: ONLINE