Central Kentucky Educational Cooperative


To access our on demand online modules, please click here. 

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.


4/20/2021 Using Small Group Instruction to Improve Student Achievement

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

During this 2-hour virtual session, participants will learn not only about how students benefit from small group instruction, but also effective ways to plan and organize for small groups to close learning gaps and increase student achievement.


2 HoA[rurs of PD Credit


Contact laura.smith@ckec.org with questions.

Location: ONLINE

4/21/2021 Supporting Students with Intellectual Disabilities in Preparing for Higher Education – a session for educators

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Comprehensive Transition and Postsecondary Programs (CTPs) were created by the Higher Education Opportunities Act (HEOA, 2008). These programs support students with intellectual disabilities (ID) who want to attend a college or university.


In this session we will discuss the CTP model as well as other considerations for students with ID who may want to attend college. This will include information about current programs available in KY, the student application process, and eligibility for Federal and State financial assistance.

This session is intended for educators and other IEP Team members who want to learn more about CTPs as a potential option for students with ID in pursuit of their postsecondary education/ training goals and in preparation for competitive integrated employment


To register for this session please visit www.ckec.org.  


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

Location: ONLINE

4/29/2021 CKEC and RTC Preschool Directors Cadre

Thursday, April 29, 2021 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

CKEC and the Anderson/Berea RTC are hosting a Preschool Directors Cadre. In this online meeting, there will be information sharing from CKEC and the RTC’s to assist preschool directors with pertinent information and upcoming events. In addition to that, networking opportunities are available as well.   

Location: ONLINE

4/29/2021 From ABC’s to Paragraphs: How to Progress Monitor the Writing of Students with Disabilities

Thursday, April 29, 2021 from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM

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

Location: ONLINE

5/3-4, 2021 Suicide Prevention and Assessment

Monday, May 3, 2021 - Tuesday, May 4, 2021 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 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.  This training will take place in two parts. The first part will take place the morning of May 3 and the second part of the training will take place on May 4. Both sessions will take place from 8:30 – 12:00 Eastern. The sessions will take place virtually. The links to the sessions will be sent out no later than the end of the day on April 30, 2021.  We have submitted an application for OT CEUS for this session. 

Location: ONLINE

5/6/2021 The Write Stuff: Evidence-Based Writing Interventions

Thursday, May 6, 2021 from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM

In some ways, writing is rocket science. Lots of things need to go right for students to express themselves. This session will look specifically at text writing, the skill of composing multiple words that make sense into sentences and paragraphs.  

In this session, you’ll learn how to design and deliver evidence-based interventions to improve the handwriting, spelling, sentence writing, and story/essay writing of K-12 students with disabilities.

Location: ONLINE

REPEAT – Structured Literacy: Learning Through Modules

Thursday, May 20, 2021 - Thursday, June 10, 2021 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Between May 20, 2021 and June 10, 2021, participants will work through approximately 10 modules at their own pace. The modules include guided notes, narrated slide decks, videos, readings, and a self-check. As participants work through the modules, they will be able to earn up to 18 hours of PD/EILA credit. Participants will need a copy of Recipe for Reading by Frances Bloom and Nina Traub. This session is set up to include 4 online Zoom Q&A calls to offer support and additional information. The Zoom sessions are not required. These are for support.  For any questions, please contact erica.price@ckec.org

Location: ONLINE

8/2/2021 Readtopia

Monday, August 2, 2021 from 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Readtopia is a special education instructional program designed for teachers who work with middle and high school students with autism and other complex needs. It serves as an integrated comprehensive reading curriculum across several domains of study including ELA, Math, Social Studies, Life Skills, and Science.  This 3 hour interactive virtual session will walk participants through the components of Readtopia, how to access all parts, and strategies for using Readtopia in the classroom.  IF participants have access to Readtopia, it is suggested that they are logged in for the session to follow along.  However, it is NOT necessary for participants to have a license to Readtopia.  Zoom link and materials will be emailed out the week prior to the training.  For any questions, please contact sally.miracle@ckec.org  

Location: ONLINE

8/3/2021 Understanding Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Diagnosis and Developmental Implications

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Using current evidence, this course will provide an overview of the characteristics of Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) as well as the diagnostic process for CAS. Particular emphasis will be placed on differentiating CAS from other speech sound disorders (SSDs) using observable measures and clinical data. The known impact of CAS on language and literacy development will also be discussed. Finally, clinical cases will be used to emphasize key considerations in evaluating and generating therapeutic and educational recommendations for children with CAS. Three hours of professional development will be awarded for this online training.  Any questions contact sally.miracle@ckec.org   

Location: ONLINE

8/3/2021 Treating Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Implementation of Best Practices

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 from 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Current evidence supports the inclusion of motor learning principles into therapy for children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS). Specific interventions for CAS, including Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing and Rapid Syllable Transition Treatment will be introduced and their potential implementation in educational settings will also be discussed. Clinical cases will be utilized by participants to develop treatment goals and therapy plans, as well as practical strategies for implementing high-quality intervention for children with CAS.

Three hours of professional development will be awarded for this online training.  Any questions contact sally.miracle@ckec.org   

Location: ONLINE