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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.

School Psychologist Cadre
Location:
KEDC Ashland
January 19, 2018 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

This meeting will provide an opportunity for School Psychologists from the KEDC and KVEC Special Education Cooperative regions to come together to receive enrichment, networking and growth opportunities.  They will also discuss current topics, trends, and resources related to their area of expertise.

For more information please contact jenny.hogg@kedc.org

IEP Development Training
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
January 22, 2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

This session will provide the updated step-by-step guide of the process for developing an Individual Education Program using the IEP Guidance Document produced by the Kentucky Department of Education. Teachers will be provided the knowledge and skills to design meaningful, individualized programming for students in special education. This session will emphasize the role of determining current baseline using student performance data, developing measurable, observable goals, determining evidence based SDI & SAS and using appropriate tools for monitoring progress on successful student outcomes.

Who can register for the training:

  • New Teachers
  • Service Providers
  • Administrators who need a detailed step-by-step training of how to develop IEP for students with disabilities. 
KY Alternate Assessment Participation Guidelines
Location:
Morehead Conference Center
January 23, 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

This session is designed to provide guidance and support to Admissions and Release Committee (ARC) members in the application of the recently revised KY Alternate Assessment Participation Guidelines. Participants will engage in an in-depth look at each of the participation criterion and the relevant data and sources of evidence to support each decision.  Teams will have the opportunity to practice determining participation in Alternate Assessment by synthesizing the student case study data from various scenarios.   

The Kentucky Department of Education recently released online learning modules related to the 1% cap and the participation guidelines.  The KDE Alternate Assessment and Diploma Advisory Group highly recommends anyone who works with a student with a significant cognitive disability to complete these online training modules. The modules can be found at this link.    https://learn.hdi.uky.edu/product-category/k-12-special-education/spdg-1-training/

 

Participants interested in this session must have completed the online training modules and quizzes prior to the session. Participants must bring Certificates documenting completion of each required module with them to the work session.  

Reading & Writing Strategies
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
January 24, 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

The Reading strategies and Writing strategies trainings come together to be a hands-on workshop using the books from Jennifer Servavallo.  Each participant will receive free copies of the book!

Progress Monitoring Training
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
January 25, 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

The newly updated training by the State Task Group will be presented.  The focus is on tools and tips for effective progress monitoring of IEPs.

DHH Cadre
Location:
KEDC Ashland
January 25, 2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

This monthly meeting will provide teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing from the KEDC region an opportunity to come together for discussion on current topics, trends, and resources related to their field of expertise. It will also be a venue for targeted professional development.

For more information please contact Tina Spurlock, KSD Outreach Consultant, at tina.spurlock@ksd.kyschools.us

KEDC Directors of Special Education Meeting
Location:
Rowan County Public Library
January 26, 2018 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Monthly meeting of the Directors of Special Education from the KEDC Special Education Cooperative region.  For more information contact Pam Middleton at pam.middleton@kedc.org

Member Districts Include:

  • Ashland Ind
  • Augusta Ind
  • Bath County
  • Boyd County
  • Carter County
  • Elliott County
  • Fairview Ind
  • Fleming County
  • Greenup County
  • Johnson County
  • Lawrence County
  • Lewis County
  • Martin County
  • Mason County
  • Menifee County
  • Morgan County
  • Paintsville Ind
  • Raceland-Worthington Ind
  • Robertson County
  • Rowan County
  • Russell Ind

 

KY Alternate Assessment Participation Guidelines
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
January 30, 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

This session is designed to provide guidance and support to Admissions and Release Committee (ARC) members in the application of the recently revised KY Alternate Assessment Participation Guidelines. Participants will engage in an in-depth look at each of the participation criterion and the relevant data and sources of evidence to support each decision.  Teams will have the opportunity to practice determining participation in Alternate Assessment by synthesizing the student case study data from various scenarios.   

The Kentucky Department of Education recently released online learning modules related to the 1% cap and the participation guidelines.  The KDE Alternate Assessment and Diploma Advisory Group highly recommends anyone who works with a student with a significant cognitive disability to complete these online training modules. The modules can be found at this link.    https://learn.hdi.uky.edu/product-category/k-12-special-education/spdg-1-training/

 

Participants interested in this session must have completed the online training modules and quizzes prior to the session. Participants must bring Certificates documenting completion of each required module with them to the work session.  

Secondary Transition Cadre
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
February 8, 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

The Transition Cadre at KEDC is designed to improve post-secondary transition outcomes for students ages 14-21.  Bringing together adults who work in schools with this demographic of students will provide an opportunity for sharing updates, supports, and networking. The day’s events will include learning activities, discussion, and collaboration in order to support growth in post-secondary transition services. For more information, please contact Jenny Hogg at jenny.hogg@kedc.org

Adapting your Preschool Classroom for Students with Visual Impairments
Location:
KEDC Ashland
February 16, 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

VIPS is partnering with KSB to provide the “Turning on the Light” training to your preschool teachers and teachers of the visually impaired in an effort to better serve Kentucky’s public school preschoolers who are blind or have low vision.  VIPS is committed to continue this effort, capitalizing on the very positive reviews received last school year. 

 

“Turning on the Light:  Adapting Your Preschool Classroom for Students with Visual Impairments” will will consist of simulations of low vision in an unfamiliar classroom and how adaptations can be made to all parts of the preschool day (routines and transitions, large group time, center time, meal time, and gross motor time).  After lunch, the discussion will center on diagnosis-specific strategies of intervention, ways to prepare today’s preschooler to be successful in elementary school, and a make and take session to construct adaptations identified in the morning.

Trauma Informed Care
Location:
KEDC Ashland
February 20, 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Trauma-Informed Care

  • Trauma-informed care is an approach to engaging people that recognizes the potential presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledges the role that trauma may play in an individual’s life.
  • When a human service agency becomes trauma-informed, every part of its organization, management and service delivery system is assessed and potentially modified to include a basic understanding of how trauma affects the lives of individuals.
  • The National Center for Trauma-Informed Care states that it changes the “paradigm from one that asks, 'What's wrong with you?' to one that asks, 'What has happened to you?'”
  • Responding to the behavioral health care needs of all individuals in a trauma-informed manner is crucial to overall health and recovery, and therefore must be a priority and incorporated within an integrated health care system. Trauma is a pervasive issue that impacts all levels of health care and requires specialized knowledge and training, and collaboration among policymakers, providers and consumers/family members. Trauma-informed principles must be incorporated into all practices, with the ultimate goal to create trauma-free environments.
  • Health care professionals need to understand the effects of traumatic events on individuals in order to maximize the efficacy of behavioral and physical health care interventions. This understanding will ensure that all supports and services are provided in a manner that reflects trauma-informed principles and practices and that facilitates recovery in a person-centered manner.
CBB of Math: Middle School Algebraic Reasoning
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
February 21, 2018 - 9:00am to February 22, 2018 - 4:00pm

Participants are encouraged to attend all three modules but it isn't required. Participants may instead choose the sessions that would be most beneficial to their job assignment. Geometry can be relevant to more than one level but is presented with an emphasis on middle school. High school teachers that teach students with math difficulties will find all three middle school modules would benefit their teaching. The elementary Fractions module would also be helpful to middle school teachers.

Objectives of the Series are:

  • To build a teacher’s knowledge base around the building blocks of numeracy
  • To provide strategies for teaching content and differentiating instruction
  • To develop a deep conceptual understanding of the core components of numbers and operations
  • To enhance professional growth within the school through coaching

The Conceptual Building Blocks of Mathematics Series includes:

  • Ratio/Proportion:  January 17-18
  • Algebraic Reasoning:  February 21-22
  • Geometry:  March 21-22
KY Alternate Assessment Participation Guidelines
Location:
KEDC Ashland
February 22, 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

 

This session is designed to provide guidance and support to Admissions and Release Committee (ARC) members in the application of the recently revised KY Alternate Assessment Participation Guidelines. Participants will engage in an in-depth look at each of the participation criterion and the relevant data and sources of evidence to support each decision.  Teams will have the opportunity to practice determining participation in Alternate Assessment by synthesizing the student case study data from various scenarios.   

The Kentucky Department of Education recently released online learning modules related to the 1% cap and the participation guidelines.  The KDE Alternate Assessment and Diploma Advisory Group highly recommends anyone who works with a student with a significant cognitive disability to complete these online training modules. The modules can be found at this link.    https://learn.hdi.uky.edu/product-category/k-12-special-education/spdg-1-training/

 

Participants interested in this session must have completed the online training modules and quizzes prior to the session. Participants must bring Certificates documenting completion of each required module with them to the work session.  

KEDC Directors of Special Education Meeting
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
February 23, 2018 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Monthly meeting of the Directors of Special Education from the KEDC Special Education Cooperative region. For more information contact Pam Middleton at pam.middleton@kedc.org

Member Districts Include:

  • Ashland Ind
  • Augusta Ind
  • Bath County
  • Boyd County
  • Carter County
  • Elliott County
  • Fairview Ind
  • Fleming County
  • Greenup County
  • Johnson County
  • Lawrence County
  • Lewis County
  • Martin County
  • Mason County
  • Menifee County
  • Morgan County
  • Paintsville Ind
  • Raceland-Worthington Ind
  • Robertson County
  • Rowan County
  • Russell Ind

 

Autism Learning Series - Autism Guidance Document
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
February 27, 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

​The focus of this session will be the new Autism Guidance Document.

Reading & Writing Strategies
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
March 7, 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

The Reading strategies and Writing strategies trainings come together to be a hands-on workshop using the books from Jennifer Servavallo.  Each participant will receive free copies of the book!

IEP Development Training
Location:
KEDC Ashland
March 20, 2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

This session will provide the updated step-by-step guide of the process for developing an Individual Education Program using the IEP Guidance Document produced by the Kentucky Department of Education. Teachers will be provided the knowledge and skills to design meaningful, individualized programming for students in special education. This session will emphasize the role of determining current baseline using student performance data, developing measurable, observable goals, determining evidence based SDI & SAS and using appropriate tools for monitoring progress on successful student outcomes.

Who can register for the training:

  • New Teachers
  • Service Providers
  • Administrators who need a detailed step-by-step training of how to develop IEP for students with disabilities.
CBB of Math: Geometry
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
March 21, 2018 - 9:00am to March 22, 2018 - 4:00pm

Participants are encouraged to attend all three modules but it isn't required. Participants may instead choose the sessions that would be most beneficial to their job assignment. Geometry can be relevant to more than one level but is presented with an emphasis on middle school. High school teachers that teach students with math difficulties will find all three middle school modules would benefit their teaching. The elementary fractions module would also be helpful to middle school teachers.

Objectives of the Series are:

  • To build a teacher’s knowledge base around the building blocks of numeracy
  • To provide strategies for teaching content and differentiating instruction
  • To develop a deep conceptual understanding of the core components of numbers and operations
  • To enhance professional growth within the school through coaching

The Conceptual Building Blocks of Mathematics Series includes:

  • Ratio/Proportion:  January 17-18
  • Algebraic Reasoning:  February 21-22
  • Geometry:  March 21-22
Progress Monitoring Training
Location:
KEDC Ashland
March 21, 2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

The newly updated training by the State Task Group will be presented.  The focus is on tools and tips for effective progress monitoring as well as using data for team decision making.

KEDC Directors of Special Education Meeting
Location:
KEDC Lexington
March 23, 2018 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Monthly Meeting of the Directors of Special Education in the KEDC Special Education Cooperative region. For more information contact Pam Middleton at pam.middleton@kedc.org 

Teresa Combs will be providing training that day.

Member Districts Include:

  • Ashland Ind
  • Augusta Ind
  • Bath County
  • Boyd County
  • Carter County
  • Elliott County
  • Fairview Ind
  • Fleming County
  • Greenup County
  • Johnson County
  • Lawrence County
  • Lewis County
  • Martin County
  • Mason County
  • Menifee County
  • Morgan County
  • Paintsville Ind
  • Raceland-Worthington Ind
  • Robertson County
  • Rowan County
  • Russell Ind

 

Autism Learning Series - Communications Core Vocabulary
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
April 24, 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Participants will complete a make & take on Core Vocabulary

Trauma Informed Care
Location:
KEDC Ashland
June 19, 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Trauma-Informed Care

  • Trauma-informed care is an approach to engaging people that recognizes the potential presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledges the role that trauma may play in an individual’s life.
  • When a human service agency becomes trauma-informed, every part of its organization, management and service delivery system is assessed and potentially modified to include a basic understanding of how trauma affects the lives of individuals.
  • The National Center for Trauma-Informed Care states that it changes the “paradigm from one that asks, 'What's wrong with you?' to one that asks, 'What has happened to you?'”
  • Responding to the behavioral health care needs of all individuals in a trauma-informed manner is crucial to overall health and recovery, and therefore must be a priority and incorporated within an integrated health care system. Trauma is a pervasive issue that impacts all levels of health care and requires specialized knowledge and training, and collaboration among policymakers, providers and consumers/family members. Trauma-informed principles must be incorporated into all practices, with the ultimate goal to create trauma-free environments.
  • Health care professionals need to understand the effects of traumatic events on individuals in order to maximize the efficacy of behavioral and physical health care interventions. This understanding will ensure that all supports and services are provided in a manner that reflects trauma-informed principles and practices and that facilitates recovery in a person-centered manner. 
Trauma Informed Care
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
July 30, 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Trauma-Informed Care

  • Trauma-informed care is an approach to engaging people that recognizes the potential presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledges the role that trauma may play in an individual’s life.
  • When a human service agency becomes trauma-informed, every part of its organization, management and service delivery system is assessed and potentially modified to include a basic understanding of how trauma affects the lives of individuals.
  • The National Center for Trauma-Informed Care states that it changes the “paradigm from one that asks, 'What's wrong with you?' to one that asks, 'What has happened to you?'”
  • Responding to the behavioral health care needs of all individuals in a trauma-informed manner is crucial to overall health and recovery, and therefore must be a priority and incorporated within an integrated health care system. Trauma is a pervasive issue that impacts all levels of health care and requires specialized knowledge and training, and collaboration among policymakers, providers and consumers/family members. Trauma-informed principles must be incorporated into all practices, with the ultimate goal to create trauma-free environments.
  • Health care professionals need to understand the effects of traumatic events on individuals in order to maximize the efficacy of behavioral and physical health care interventions. This understanding will ensure that all supports and services are provided in a manner that reflects trauma-informed principles and practices and that facilitates recovery in a person-centered manner. 

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

  • 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, Tiffany, Literacy Consultant

Tiffany Looney

Literacy Consultant
Dehart, Lori, Behavior Consultant

Lori Dehart

Behavior Consultant
Middleton, Pam, Executive Assistant

Pam Middleton

Executive Assistant
Lane, Lacey, M.S. CCC-SLP

Lacey Lane, M.S. CCC-SLP

M.S. CCC-SLP
Rutledge, Charles, PGES & Math Consultant

Charles Rutledge

PGES & Math Consultant
Little, Stephanie, KEDC Special Education Cooperative Director

Stephanie Little

KEDC Special Education Cooperative Director
Staton, Julia, Pre-employment Transition Specalist

Julia Staton

Pre-employment Transition Specalist
Looney, Jon, Assistive Technology Consultant

Jon Looney

Assistive Technology Consultant
Thompson, Allan , Math Consultant

Allan Thompson

Math Consultant