Instructional | KEDC Special Education Cooperative

KEDC Special Education Cooperative

The KEDC Special Education Cooperative is composed of a multidisciplinary team of educators with expertise in the areas of special education procedures and issues, instructional strategies, literacy, positive behavior interventions & support, classroom management, assistive technology, UDL, complex needs, and secondary transition. KEDC Special Education Cooperative provides support services and technical assistance as well as professional development to 22 school districts in Eastern Kentucky.

Framework for Understanding Poverty A Ruby Payne Workshop
Morehead Conference Center
July 16, 2021 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

This workshop gives you in-depth information to help you understand class differences and strategies you can implement in the classroom to achieve impact.

Teachers who participate in this training will:

· Use concrete instructional strategies to help students from poverty

· Understand hidden rules of economic class and effects on behaviors and mindsets

· Develop stronger relationships with students to impact behavior

· Reduce discipline referrals

Topics include resources, mental models, family structure, language patterns, and more. 

Support services include technical assistance and consultation with individual teachers, teams, and district staff for a variety of situations which may include:

Request for Indirect Services
Request for Direct Services
  • Implementing and monitoring special education procedures
  • Supporting emergency & probationary certified and new teachers
  • Implementing differentiated instruction via literacy & math strategies, co-teaching, PBIS, Kansas Learning Strategies and Content Enhancement Routines
  • Providing training, consultation and support on using Assistive Technology and UDL
  • Analysis of district & regional data and district assistance with ASSIST/CDIPs and CSIPs.
  • Providing training and technical assistance for students with autism, sensory impairments and other complex needs
  • Collaboration with other agencies

KEDC Special Education Cooperative Districts

KEDC Special Education Cooperative Staff

Carter, Mandy, Low Incidence Consultant

Mandy Carter

Low Incidence Consultant
Looney, Jon, Assistive Technology Consultant

Jon Looney

Assistive Technology Consultant
Dehart, Lori, Behavior Consultant

Lori Dehart

Behavior Consultant
Middleton, Pam, Executive Assistant

Pam Middleton

Executive Assistant
Hogg, Jenny, Special Education Consultant

Jenny Hogg

Special Education Consultant
Rutledge, Charles, PGES & Math Consultant

Charles Rutledge

PGES & Math Consultant
Lane, Lacey, M.S. CCC-SLP

Lacey Lane, M.S. CCC-SLP

Staton, Julia, Pre-employment Transition Specalist

Julia Staton

Pre-employment Transition Specalist
Little, Stephanie, KEDC Special Education Cooperative Director

Stephanie Little

KEDC Special Education Cooperative Director
Walker, Debbie, Literacy / Coaching Consultant

Debbie Walker

Literacy / Coaching Consultant