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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.

ASIST Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
Location:
KEDC Ashland
August 15, 2019 - 9:00am to August 16, 2019 - 4:00pm

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, participants don't need any formal training to attend the workshop—anyone 16 or older can learn and use the ASIST model. Since its development in 1983, ASIST has received regular updates to reflect improvements in knowledge and practice, and over 1,000,000 people have taken the workshop. Studies show that the ASIST method helps reduce suicidal feelings in those at risk and is a cost-effective way to help address the problem of suicide. This training is provided in partnership with Pathways, Inc.

New MSD Teacher Cadre
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
August 22, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

New MSD Teacher Cadre

This series of professional learning is designed for new MSD teachers to gain critical information in preparation for the first years of instruction. Initial work-sessions will include Environmental Arrangement, Scheduling and Paperwork Prep, and Visual Supports. Monthly online learning and webinar meetings will be scheduled to address further training topics such as behavior intervention, communication supports, and IEP development and progress monitoring. Coaching and technical support will be provided throughout the school year to address the individual learning goals set by the participant.

Target Audience: MSD teachers with 2 years or less of experience teaching students with moderate and severe disabilities.  The Director of Special Education from each member district will submit names for this cadre.

KEDC Directors of Special Education Meeting
Location:
KEDC Ashland
August 23, 2019 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Montly 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

 

IEP Training
Location:
KEDC Ashland
August 29, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

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.

This training is at the KEDC Ashland Office.

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. 
Progress Monitoring Training
Location:
KEDC Ashland
August 30, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

This statewide training module demonstrates how progress monitoring fits into the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) process by providing approaches, tips and tools for progress monitoring and showing how to use progress monitoring data to set goals, make instructional decisions, and plan programs for individual students with disabilities.

New LBD Teacher Bootcamp
Location:
KEDC Ashland
September 3, 2019 - 9:00am to September 4, 2019 - 3:00pm

This series of training and coaching support is meant to provide new (0-2 years’ experience) LBD teachers activities that are grounded in research-based practices to increase teacher skill-sets and administrator understanding of indicators of high quality teaching and learning for students with Learning and/or Behavioral Disabilities (LBD).

THE DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL EDUCATION IN EACH MEMBER DISTRICT WILL SUBMIT NAMES FOR THIS CADRE.

New LBD Teacher Boot-Camp is a learning series that will focus on supporting special education teachers for the 99% and bringing rigorous academic instruction for all students.  The goal of the series is to build the instructional capacity of KEDC’s Special Education teachers to increase academic achievement for students with learning/behavior disabilities. 

The series will include training in explicit instruction, co-teaching, working with paraprofessionals, applied behavior analysis (PBIS, classroom management, de-escalation strategies), social/emotional learning instruction, accommodations and modifications, IEP development, progress monitoring, functional behavior assessments, behavior intervention plan development, continuous classroom improvement, evidence-based reading and math instruction in the resource setting.  

IEP Development Training
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
September 5, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

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. 

Progress Monitoring the IEP
Location:
KEDC Ashland
September 6, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

This statewide training module demonstrates how progress monitoring fits into the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) process by providing approaches, tips and tools for progress monitoring and showing how to use progress monitoring data to set goals, make instructional decisions, and plan programs for individual students with disabilities.

IEP Fidelity Team
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
September 10, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

IEP Development Fidelity Team

Purposes:  

  • Create a point of contact within each district to connect with regarding due process issues and updates (Google Classroom, provide updates, info, etc.)

  • Provide additional supports for districts by establishing capacity regarding due process procedures

Expectations:

  • Participants display the following:

    • A value of compliance expectations

    • Ability to utilize resources such as the Guidance Document for IEP Development, Compliance Record Review Document, Kentucky Administrative Regulations, etc.

    • Diligence when handling due process paperwork and procedures

    • Effective communication and rapport with others

    • Flexibility to participate (willing/able to coach other teachers & may be released from primary responsibilities in order to do so)

    • Participation in district record reviews

    • Consult with the DoSE for clarification, when needed

  • Membership is by DoSE selection and is closed to registration

School Psychologist Cadre
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
September 13, 2019 - 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

KEDC Directors of Special Education Meeting
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
September 20, 2019 - 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

 

Secondary Transition Cadre
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
October 3, 2019 - 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

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, 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