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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.

Writing Strategies Learning Series
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
November 29, 2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

In this Writing Strategies Learning Series from KEDC, teachers will use the Writing Strategies Book by Jennifer Serravallo to learn hands-on real world strategies for immediate use in the classroom to develop skilled writers. The Writing Strategies Book will be provided free of charge to participants and there is no cost to attend!

Goal 1 ~ Composing with Pictures

Goal 2 ~ Engagement: Independence, Increasing Volume, & Developing a Writing Identity

Goal 3 ~ Generating and Collecting Ideas

Goal 4 ~ Focus/Meaning

 Goal 5 ~ Organization and Structure

 Goal 6 ~ Elaboration 

 Goal 7 ~ Word Choice

 Goal 8 ~ Conventions: Spelling and Letter Formation

 Goal 9 ~ Conventions: Grammar and Punctuation

 Goal 10 ~ Collaborating with Writing Partners and Clubs

Appendix ~ Publishing and Celebrating Writing

Secondary Transition Cadre
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
November 30, 2017 - 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

KEDC Directors of Special Education Meeting
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
December 13, 2017 - 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

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

 

CBB of Math: Middle School Ratio & Proportion
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
January 17, 2018 - 9:00am to January 18, 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 will benefit their teaching. The elementary Fractions session 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 Middle School Series includes:

  • Ration & Proportions:  Januray 17-18
  • Algebraic Reasoning:  February 21-22
  • Geometry:  March 21-22
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. 
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.

Reading Strategies Learning Series
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
February 14, 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

In this Reading Strategies Learning Series from KEDC, teachers will use the Reading Strategies Book by Jennifer Serravallo to learn hands-on real world strategies for immediate use in the classroom to develop skilled readers. The Reading Strategies Book will be provided to each participant at no charge and there's no cost to attend!

Goal 1 ~ Supporting Pre-Emergent and Emergent

Goal 2 ~ Teaching Reading Engagement: Focus, Stamina, & Building a Reading Life

Goal 3 ~ Supporting Print Work: Increasing Accuracy & Integrating Sources of Information

Goal 4~ Reading with Phrasing, Intonation, and Automaticity

Goal 5 ~ Supporting Comprehension of Fiction: Understanding Plot and Setting

Goal 6 ~ Supporting Comprehension in Fiction: Thinking About Characters 

Goal 7 ~ Supporting Comprehension in Fiction: Understanding Themes & Ideas 

Goal 8 ~ Supporting Comp. of Nonfiction: Determining Main Topic(s) & Idea(s)   

Goal 9 ~ Supporting Comprehension of Nonfiction: Determining Key Details 

Goal 10 ~ Supporting Comp in Nonfiction:  Getting the Most from Text Features   

Goal 11 ~ Improving Comp in Fiction and Non-Fic: Understanding Vocab   & Fig Lang

Goal 12 ~ Supporting Students’ Conversat: Speaking, Listening, & Deepening Comp.

Goal 13 ~ Improving Writing about Reading

 

 

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.

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

‚ÄčThe focus of this session will be secondary transition.

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

In this Writing Strategies Learning Series from KEDC, teachers will use the Writing Strategies Book by Jennifer Serravallo to learn hands-on real world strategies for immediate use in the classroom to develop skilled writers. The Writing Strategies Book will be provided free of charge to participants and there is no cost to attend!

Goal 1 ~ Composing with Pictures

Goal 2 ~ Engagement: Independence, Increasing Volume, & Developing a Writing Identity

Goal 3 ~ Generating and Collecting Ideas

Goal 4 ~ Focus/Meaning

 Goal 5 ~ Organization and Structure

 Goal 6 ~ Elaboration 

 Goal 7 ~ Word Choice

 Goal 8 ~ Conventions: Spelling and Letter Formation

 Goal 9 ~ Conventions: Grammar and Punctuation

 Goal 10 ~ Collaborating with Writing Partners and Clubs

Appendix ~ Publishing and Celebrating Writing

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
Reading Strategies Learning Series
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
March 21, 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

In this Reading Strategies Learning Series from KEDC, teachers will use the Reading Strategies Book by Jennifer Serravallo to learn hands-on real world strategies for immediate use in the classroom to develop skilled readers. The Reading Strategies Book will be provided to each participant at no charge and there is no cost to attend!

Goal 1 ~ Supporting Pre-Emergent and Emergent

Goal 2 ~ Teaching Reading Engagement: Focus, Stamina, & Building a Reading Life

Goal 3 ~ Supporting Print Work: Increasing Accuracy & Integrating Sources of Information

Goal 4~ Reading with Phrasing, Intonation, and Automaticity

Goal 5 ~ Supporting Comprehension of Fiction: Understanding Plot and Setting

Goal 6 ~ Supporting Comprehension in Fiction: Thinking About Characters 

Goal 7 ~ Supporting Comprehension in Fiction: Understanding Themes & Ideas 

Goal 8 ~ Supporting Comp. of Nonfiction: Determining Main Topic(s) & Idea(s)   

Goal 9 ~ Supporting Comprehension of Nonfiction: Determining Key Details 

Goal 10 ~ Supporting Comp in Nonfiction:  Getting the Most from Text Features   

Goal 11 ~ Improving Comp in Fiction and Non-Fic: Understanding Vocab   & Fig Lang

Goal 12 ~ Supporting Students’ Conversat: Speaking, Listening, & Deepening Comp.

Goal 13 ~ Improving Writing about Reading

Writing Strategies Learning Series
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
April 11, 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

In this Writing Strategies Learning Series from KEDC, teachers will use the Writing Strategies Book by Jennifer Serravallo to learn hands-on real world strategies for immediate use in the classroom to develop skilled writers. The Writing Strategies Book will be provided free of charge to participants and there is no cost to attend!

Goal 1 ~ Composing with Pictures

Goal 2 ~ Engagement: Independence, Increasing Volume, & Developing a Writing Identity

Goal 3 ~ Generating and Collecting Ideas

Goal 4 ~ Focus/Meaning

 Goal 5 ~ Organization and Structure

 Goal 6 ~ Elaboration 

 Goal 7 ~ Word Choice

 Goal 8 ~ Conventions: Spelling and Letter Formation

 Goal 9 ~ Conventions: Grammar and Punctuation

 Goal 10 ~ Collaborating with Writing Partners and Clubs

Appendix ~ Publishing and Celebrating Writing

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

Charles Rutledge, KEDC Math Consultant, will be presenting on instructional practices in Mathematics.

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