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.

 

6/24/2021 Kid’s Hateful and Angry?…De-escalation Training

Thursday, June 24, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Anger is a natural, healthy emotion, However, it can get out of control when triggered and the individual does not have strategies to de-escalate or self regulate their own emotions.  Anger is a common response to frustration or threatening experiences.  Learning to control anger can limit the emotional damage.   Tools and techniques can help people come to terms with anger triggers and respond in more healthy ways.  We will explore the steps a person can take to help self regulate their anger.   

Location: ONLINE

7/6/2021 So, I’m a Special Ed Teacher in a High School Math Class..Now What?

Tuesday, July 6, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Do your special needs students struggle to learn high school math?  Do you want to build your instructional toolbox with strategies for adapting and modifying high school math content? This live virtual session will provide resources and ideas for working with special needs students in a high school math classroom (resource, co-teaching, etc.).  Particular attention will be given to strategies that can be used across courses (Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2).  Consideration will also be given to understanding student misconceptions around mathematical concepts and ways to intervene.

 

3 hours of PD credit will be awarded

Participants will receive a link to this training by July 2, 2021

Location: ONLINE

7/6/2021 Guided Reading: Train the Trainer

Tuesday, July 6, 2021 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

This in-person session is designed to be a train-the trainer for coaches or principals that are able to instruct in guided reading. Materials will be given to assist in training others within your building. The participants will receive materials for training the following: lesson plans, scheduling, etc. Each person in attendance will receive a copy of The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading by Jan Richardson. Upon completion, participants will be provided a PD/EILA certificate for a total of 6 hours of credit.  For any questions, please contact erica.price@ckec.org

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

7/7/2021 Progress Monitoring for the IEP

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

The first step of developing an IEP is reviewing the progress monitoring and the last step after the IEP is approved by the ARC is to implement the IEP goals and collect progress monitoring. Since progress monitoring is the beginning and ending  of the IEP, special educators must be proficient  with setting up data collection systems, designing graphs to communicate student progress, analyzing data from multiple sources, and communicating the results of the data collection systems to various stakeholders. This full day workshop will cover all these topics  Participants should bring samples of data collection systems they are currently using with the intent to share information and network with other special educators. 

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

7/7/2021 Virginia Threat Assessment Training

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

What can we do to assure the safety of our students and their sense of feeling safe? The nationally recognized Virginia Threat Assessment Model is an evidence based approach to threat assessment. Rather than rely on unrealistically heroic measures, this model presents a less dramatic but more practical prevention approach that can be implemented well before a gunman appears on school property. Strategies to maintain school safety must be based on a factual assessment of the risk of violent crime and objective evidence of what prevention methods are effective. Although school homicides are rare, the threat of a homicide cannot be dismissed and must be carefully distinguished from more commonplace, less serious threats. Prevention efforts must be informed by an assessment of the factors that precede homicides and how would-be perpetrators can be identified before the shooting starts. The Virginia Threat Assessment Model is unique in that it has been validated through multiple field studies and experimental designs. Schools and districts who implement the Virginia Threat Assessment Model along with a school wide, positive approach to discipline experience fewer office discipline referrals, suspensions, reports of bullying and acts of violence. Moreover, students report feeling safe!

It is recommended that schools/districts send teams (3-4 participants per team –Special Education Teachers, Administrators, School Psychologist,  Principal/Admin., Counselor, Psychologist, & SRO).

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

7/8/2021 Designing Explicit Instruction Math Lessons

Thursday, July 8, 2021 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

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 training will occur in two parts.  There will be a face-to-face component on July 8, 2021.  There will also be a live online component on Sept. 8, 2021 (from 3:30-5:00 pm ET), via Zoom. (Note: there will be a separate registration for the online session.) 

The focus of the first day will be on designing lessons to teach skills & strategies, vocabulary, and classroom routines.

The focus on the online component will be on feedback and other elements of explicit instruction, especially any needs identified by the participants.  Opportunities for additional follow-up will also be considered.

 

This session is appropriate for all grade levels.  

 

EILA will be awarded.

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

7/8/2021 ARC Chairperson Training

Thursday, July 8, 2021 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

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, and state/federal regulations impacting chairing an ARC meeting. Opportunities will be provided to discuss, role-play, and network with other administrators concerning the role of ARC Chairperson. 

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

7/9/2021 Using Individual Structured Work Systems Across Educational Settings

Friday, July 9, 2021 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Structured work systems are visually structured activities/tasks that provide opportunities to practice previously taught skills, concepts, or activities while attending to visual cues.  Work Systems are an Evidenced Based Practice that can increase student engagement and independence.  In this in person session, participants will learn about work systems, how they can be used across a variety of educational settings with any student with disabilities.  Participants will be required to complete a small assignment prior to attending the session.  Participants will also be provided time and materials to make Independent Work Systems.  ***Prior to the in person session, participants will have an hour of asynchronous learning to complete.  This will allow more hands-on time in person.***

 

If you have any questions, please contact sally.miracle@ckec.org.  

 

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

7/12,13,14/2021 Improving Instructional Systems and Supports to Maximize Students’ Mathematical Learning Through the Use of Powerful Instructional Strategies

Monday, July 12, 2021 - Wednesday, July 14, 2021 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

The purpose of this Professional Development Series is to identify the core principles of effective mathematics programs focusing primarily on the importance of instructional practices and supports to maximize mathematical performance. Administrators and educators are seeking guidance on how best to support and improve the mathematics performance of ALL students but are especially focused on students with disabilities, dyscalculia, and struggling students.  The 3-Part PD series will highlight the challenges of increasing achievement in mathematics and instructional practices Educators, School-based Leaders, District Leaders, and State Leaders can take to respond accordingly. Dr. Riccomini draws upon the most currently available research-based evidence for teaching mathematics to struggling students and students with disabilities.

Three Part PD Series highlights

  • What are the critical elements necessary for a core mathematics program,
  • How to implement specific interventions to intensify instructional supports for conceptual understanding, problem solving, language development, number sense, computational and procedural fluency, purposeful practice opportunities, retention techniques, and computational and procedural fluency;
  • What administrators and teachers need to know about interventions and effective mathematics instruction,
  • How administrators and teachers can learn about and incorporate such practices in their work.

 

*CKEC will apply for up to 18 EILA hours for the three days, 6 hours/day

Location: Northeast Christian Church, 990 Star Shoot Pkwy., Lexington, KY

7/12/2021 Youth Mental Health First Aid

Monday, July 12, 2021 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) is a training that is evidenced based and is designed to help participants feel confident and comfortable to approach a youth experiencing a mental health challenge, mental disorder, or a mental health crisis and then refer the youth to a professional if needed. The first aid is given until appropriate help is received or until the crisis resolves. Mental Health First Aid does not teach people to diagnose or to provide treatment.

 

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

7/13/2021 Explicit Instruction Overview

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Explicit instruction is a research-based strategy that is comprised 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.

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

7/14/2021 Supporting Student Mental Health and Well Being in the Classroom

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

It seems like every day schools are dealing with more and more students with mental health issues. Often, teachers, administrators, and counselors don’t feel like they are able to help. Quick and easy strategies that anyone can use with students will be shared.  Participants will be given an opportunity to share tools and strategies they currently use. This is a virtual session only. The link to the Zoom session will be sent out by the end of the day on July 13. If you have any questions, please contact christina.krantz@ckec.org 

Location: ONLINE

7/14/2021 Structured Literacy

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

The in-person training will be on structured literacy and specific ways to implement this in the classroom. The focus will be on lesson plans, teaching new concepts, dictation, vowel practice, and more. Participants will be given modules to complete before attending the training as well. 

Each attendee will receive a copy of Recipe for Reading by Frances Bloom and Nina Traub.  Plus, additional supplies to assist in teaching using this method in the classroom

For additional information, contact Erica at erica.price@ckec.org

 

6 hours PD/EILA credit 

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

7/14/2021 Unit Planning for MSD Teachers

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

MSD teachers often struggle with interconnected learning when teaching academic skills, functional skills, and vocational skills.  This in person interactive workshop will walk participants through a process of developing a unit plan for their classrooms by taking a concept, topic, literature piece, or subject and creating lessons across instructional areas (academic, functional, and vocational) that weave together to support student learning.  Participants will be provided and will create materials to use in their classrooms.   If you have any questions, please contact sally.miracle@ckec.org.  

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

7/15/2021 Building and Strengthening Writing Skills

Thursday, July 15, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

This virtual session is an overview of how to use an explicit instructional approach to build and grow writing skills.  Strategies will be shared for sentence building as well as developing compositions. Examples will be shared for embedding writing across all content areas.

 

3 Hours PD Credit

 

Contact Laura.smith@ckec.org or Erica.price@ckekc.org with questions.

Location: ONLINE

7/15-16, 2021 Pass 2 Day Initial Training Positive Alternative to Student Success

Thursday, July 15, 2021 - Friday, July 16, 2021 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

The PASS program is founded on the belief that children with emotional and behavioral disabilities benefit behaviorally from educational experiences with non-handicapped peers and academically from participation in the general curriculum. Designed by a behavior specialist and a licensed psychologist who together have over 40 years of educational experience, PASS was developed to provide students with serious emotional disturbance individualized programming that incorporates “best practices” in serving youth with challenging behavior.  Program methodology focuses on teaching/coaching students to behave appropriately in general education or resource classrooms with the help of a teacher trained as a Behavior Coach to support both general education teachers and students in a mainstream classroom.  This program will help close the gap by having students obtaining the core content from a highly qualified teacher and the behavior coach to support the social emotional challenges.

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

7/19/2021 Balance: How to Find it in 21st Century Classroom

Monday, July 19, 2021 from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Many educators believe that, in schools, we either have to teach so that our students do well on standardized tests OR attend to the “whole child”, build 21st Century Skills, etc.  The truth is:  You can do both and do them really well.  And our kids deserve that.  In this session, find out how to create BALANCE in your classrooms.

Note:  This session can function as first-time learning or as an extension to the short session from the CKEC Summer Virtual Conference (June 8-9)

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

7/19-20 and 8/2-3, 2021 Cognitive Coaching Foundations Seminar Part 1

Monday, July 19, 2021 - Tuesday, August 3, 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 1 (Days 1-4) of the 8-day Foundational Training and is presented only in a face-to-face format.  In Part 1, participants will develop understanding of two structured conversations for planning and reflecting.  In addition, they will develop knowledge and skills for expanding teacher thinking.

 

NOTE: Part 2 (Days 5-8) will be offered during the 2021-2022 school year.

 

EILA will be awarded.

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

7/20/2021 Specially Designed Instruction for the General Education Classroom

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

In this virtual session, participants will receive an overview of Specially Designed Instruction and specific strategies to aid students in accessing grade-level content in the general education classroom.  The focus will be on explicit instruction, mnemonics, multiple means for practice to name a few.  Participants will have the opportunity to reflect and plan for making instructional decisions for approaches and strategies to help meet the needs of their students.

 

3 hours PD/EILA

Contact laura.smiht@ckec.org with questions.

Location: ONLINE

7/21/2021 Pieces of the Puzzle

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Often, professional athletes are trained to operate with “no wasted motion” – every movement happens with a purpose.  In the best classrooms, teachers operate with the same philosophy.  In this session, learn about the “pieces” of the instructional puzzle, how to put them in place, and how to connect them to create an efficient, intentional learning environment.  

Note:  This session can function as first-time learning or as an extension to the short session from the CKEC Summer Virtual Conference (June 8-9).

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