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.

 

1/26/2021 School Psy Virtual Cadre – Exclusionary Factors for Eligibiity

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM

This CKEC School Psy Cadre will focus on the using data of  exclusionary factors to assist  with documentation of appropriate evaluations for Indicators 9 and 10. Presenters have been invited to review the ACCESS assessment given to EL students, and the Adverse Childhood Experiences questionnaire. The focus of the cadre will be highlighting  instruments  that may assist with the documentation of exclusionary factors for various disabilities, and especially for EL referred students. 

Location: ONLINE

Elementary School AA Work Session

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

These Alternate Assessment work sessions will allow ELEMENTARY SCHOOL staff to come together to share how they are teaching the KAS standards to their students participating on AA.  This session will provide time for ELEMENTARY SCHOOL staff to share work, resources, ideas, etc. based on the KAS standards for Alternate Assessment.  Registration is required for EACH session. For questions or further information contact Sally Miracle at sally.miracle@ckec.org.

Location: Online Only

1/27/2021 Independent Writing with the Alphabet for Emergent Literacy Learners

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

This insterative webinar will focus on ensuring that each student have access to writing with the full alphabet, including ‘alternative pencils.’  We will cover generative writing with the alphabet plus feedback from adults. Zoom link and password will be emailed 2 days prior to the session.  For more information visit; https://tinyurl.com/CKECCarolineMusselwhite  For questions, contact Sally Miracle at sally.miracle@ckec.org.  

 

Location: ONLINE

2/8/2021 You Are Enough: Educator Resilience

Monday, February 8, 2021 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Learning Targets:

  •   I can identify challenges in my life and role.
  •   I see that other people in my role share similar challenges.
  •   I can identify my own character strength.
  •   I can identify a source of resilience that I will utilize in the future.
  •   I can write a resilience story for my own life in an effort to lean on the past so I can overcome future obstacles.

The link to this session will be sent out the morning of February 8, 2021. If you have any questions about this session, please contact Christina Krantz at christina.krantz@ckec.org.  

Location: ONLINE

2/9/2021 Desmos Overview for Teachers of Students with Disabilities (Grades 6-12) AM

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM

This session is designed primarily for secondary level math teachers of students with disabilities.  The workshop will explore key functions of the Desmos online graphing calculator and other instructional features of Desmos.  Accessibility features will be highlighted, as well as resources for ongoing support.

 

2.5 hours of PD credit will be awarded

Participants will receive a link to this training on February 8, 2021

Location: ONLINE

2/9/2021 Desmos Overview for Teachers of Students with Disabilities (Grades 6-12) PM

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 from 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM

This session is designed primarily for secondary level math teachers of students with disabilities.  The workshop will explore key functions of the Desmos online graphing calculator and other instructional features of Desmos.  Accessibility features will be highlighted, as well as resources for ongoing support.

 

2.5 hours of PD credit will be awarded

Participants will receive a link to this training on February 8, 2021

Location: ONLINE

2/11/2021 Creating a Self Care Plan that Works

Thursday, February 11, 2021 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM

This session will provide participants with quick, and easy to implement self care strategies. Participants will leave with an individualized self care plan that works for them.  The link to the Zoom session will be emailed out February 10 by 4:00. If you have questions, please contact Christina Krantz at christina.krantz@ckec.org

Location: ONLINE

2/11/2021 Word Study for Early Conventional Literacy Learners with Dr. Caroline Musselwhite

Thursday, February 11, 2021 from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Word Study includes setting up and using word walls, evidence based practices such as making words, and other activities to help generalized targeted phonics instruction.  This interactive session will explore how to use word study with Early Conventional Literacy Learners.  Zoom link and password will be emailed 2 days prior to the session.  For more information visit; https://tinyurl.com/CKECCarolineMusselwhite  For questions, contact Sally Miracle at sally.miracle@ckec.org.  

Location: ONLINE

2/11/2021 Alternate Assessment Work Session

Thursday, February 11, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

These monthly work sessions will allow school staff to come together to share how they are teaching the KAS standards to their students participating on AA.  These sessions will provide time for participants to ask general questions about AA as well as being provided time to work with others in their grade bands to share and brainstorm ideas on how to teach the standards.  These sessions will occur the second Thursday of every month.  Registration is required for EACH session. For questions or further information contact Sally Miracle at sally.miracle@ckec.org.  

 

Location: ONLINE

2/16/2021 Writing Using Mentor Texts

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

In this online session, participants will receive 2 hours of virtual training on February 16th. The virtual training will cover writing using mentor text for middle and high school students. It will review why we use mentor texts, sharing a variety of sites and examples of mentor texts, and the process of planning a writing unit. 

For questions, contact Erica at erica.price@ckec.org 

Location: ONLINE

2/16/2021 Recognizing Working Memory Difficulties and Strategies for Student Success

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

3 hours PD/EILA credit

This will be a 2-hour virtual session with a 1-hour self-paced component.

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

Early Childhood Literacy Cadre 2/19/21, 3/19/21, 4/9/21

Friday, February 19, 2021 - Friday, April 9, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Learning to read and write is an ongoing process that begins long before a child starts school and has long-lasting effects. Oral language development, knowledge of the world around them, and experiences with books and print all profound impact a child’s literacy development. Cadre participants will explore the essential content of early literacy learning, connect best practices to the Kentucky Early Childhood Standards and the Kentucky Kindergarten ELA Standards, plan for implementing best practice strategies in Preschool/K Classroom, use formative assessments to plan intentional learning opportunities, examine tools for progress monitoring early literacy skills, identify developmentally appropriate intervention activities, and design early literacy activities for parent involvement.

Please note, when registering you will be registered for all three days  February 19, March 19, and April 9.

Contact erica.price@ckec.org for inquiries.

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

2/22/2021 After School Alternate Assessment Work Session

Monday, February 22, 2021 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

These monthly work sessions will allow school staff to come together to share how they are teaching the KAS standards to their students participating on AA.  These sessions will provide time for participants to ask general questions about AA as well as being provided time to work with others in their grade bands to share and brainstorm ideas on how to teach the standards.  These sessions will occur the second Thursday of every month.  Registration is required for EACH session. For questions or further information contact Sally Miracle at sally.miracle@ckec.org.  

 

Location: ONLINE

2/25/2021 Self-Directed Reading for Early Conventional Literacy Learners with Dr. Caroline Musselwhite

Thursday, February 25, 2021 from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

This interactive session will explore how to support Early Conventional Literacy Learners to be more engaged in Self-Directed Reading.  Self-Directed Reading encourages students to self-select reading materials, read silently, then have a conversation about their reading without any test taking.     Zoom link and password will be emailed 2 days prior to the session.  For more information visit; https://tinyurl.com/CKECCarolineMusselwhite  For questions, contact Sally Miracle at sally.miracle@ckec.org.  

Location: ONLINE

3/9/2021 HLPs Session Instruction

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

3 Hours PD/EILA Credit

 

This is the fourth in a five part series of sessions focusing on the High Leverage Practices in Special Education. The series will be divided into the 5 teaching aspects of the HLPs.  This session is scheduled to be in-person at the CKEC training center; however, it may be moved to a virtual format if necessary. 

 

Session Four will focus on Instruction.  Instructional practices will include:  identifying and prioritizing long- and short-term learning goals, systematically designing instruction, adapting curriculum tasks and materials, teaching cognitive and metacognitive strategies, providing scaffolded supports and the use of explicit instruction.

 

Please contact Laura Smith for questions.  laura.smith@ckec.org

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

3/10/2021 Autism 101 Part 1

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Come join us for a three part interactive series on Autism 101.  Topics to be covered include understanding the difference between a medical diagnosis of ASD and educational eligibility for ASD, overview of EBPs’ for teaching students with ASD, and common learning strategies for students with ASD.  For more information or questions, contact Sally Miracle at sally.miracle@ckec.org 

Location: ONLINE

3/10/2021 Transition Cadre

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

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 a refresher on the components of Indicator 13. Participants will also learn about some new resources to assist with post-secondary transition planning. The link to this virtual session will be sent out by the end of the day on March 9, 2021. If you have questions, please contact Christina Krantz at christina.krantz@ckec.org.  

 

Location: ONLINE

3/11/2021 Writing for Early Conventional Literacy Learners with Dr. Caroline Musselwhite

Thursday, March 11, 2021 from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

This interactive session will explore how to support Early Conventional Literacy Learners to be more engaged in Writing activities.  Participants will learn how to support students to be more engaged in the writing process; planning, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing their work.  At each stage tools and strategies will be shared.      Zoom link and password will be emailed 2 days prior to the session.  For more information visit; https://tinyurl.com/CKECCarolineMusselwhite  For questions, contact Sally Miracle at sally.miracle@ckec.org.  

 

Location: ONLINE

3/11/2021 Alternate Assessment Work Session

Thursday, March 11, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

These monthly work sessions will allow school staff to come together to share how they are teaching the KAS standards to their students participating on AA.  These sessions will provide time for participants to ask general questions about AA as well as being provided time to work with others in their grade bands to share and brainstorm ideas on how to teach the standards.  These sessions will occur the second Thursday of every month.  Registration is required for EACH session. For questions or further information contact Sally Miracle at sally.miracle@ckec.org.  

 

Location: ONLINE

3/16/2021 Word Mapping Strategy

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 from 9:00 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. Instruction for this session will be with a nationally certified Strategic Instruction Model (SIM) professional developer and literacy consultants from CKEC.  Highlights of this PD include numerous resources (strategy manuals, Google Folder with electronic resources), opportunities to practice and prepare for teaching the strategy, and videos of the strategy being taught to students. 

This will be an in-person session.

Location: CKEC Training Center