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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.

Reading Comprehension Strategies for SwD
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
June 19, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Canceled Conceptual Strategies - Multiplication & Division
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
June 19, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Summer 2019:  3-Hour Conceptual Training Sessions

These sessions are designed to give teachers an introduction to conceptually teaching mathematics concepts from elementary to early middle school students.  All materials will be provided in the trainings.  All the trainings are free to KEDC Special Ed member districts.

Conceptual Strategies for Teaching Multiplication/Division

Three hour training introduces strategies to build understanding of multiplication and division using appropriate grade-level standards and manipulatives.

Canceled Conceptual Strategies - Addition & Subtraction
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
June 19, 2019 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Summer 2019:  3-Hour Conceptual Training Sessions

These sessions are designed to give teachers an introduction to conceptually teaching mathematics concepts from elementary to early middle school students.  All materials will be provided in the trainings.  All the trainings are free to KEDC Special Ed member districts.

Conceptual Strategies for Teaching Addition/Subtraction

Three hour training introduces strategies to build understanding of addition and subtraction using appropriate grade-level standards and manipulatives.

Conceptual Strategies - Algebra
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
June 20, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Summer 2019:  3-Hour Conceptual Training Sessions

These sessions are designed to give teachers an introduction to conceptually teaching mathematics concepts from elementary to early middle school students.  All materials will be provided in the trainings.  All the trainings are free to KEDC Special Ed member districts.

Conceptual Strategies for Algebra Concepts

Three hour training introduces strategies for introducing integers and basic algebra concepts.  Appropriate grade-level standards and manipulatives such as integer/algebra tiles are used.

Conceptual Strategies - Fractions
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
June 20, 2019 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Summer 2019:  3-Hour Conceptual Training Sessions

These sessions are designed to give teachers an introduction to conceptually teaching mathematics concepts from elementary to early middle school students.  All materials will be provided in the trainings.  All the trainings are free to KEDC Special Ed member districts.

Conceptual Strategies for Teaching Fractions

Three hour training introduces strategies for introducing and performing operations with fractions.  Appropriate grade-level standards and manipulatives are used to help build understanding.

CANCELED KEDC Directors of Special Education Meeting
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
June 21, 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

 

New MSD Teacher Cadre
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
July 17, 2019 - 9:00am to July 18, 2019 - 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.

Guidelines for Responding to Student Threats of Violence
Location:
KEDC Ashland
July 22, 2019 - 8:30am to 3:30pm

The Virginia Model for Student Threat Assessment is a set of guidelines for school administrators to use in responding to a reported student threat of violence including those with disabilities. School teams will be trained to use a decision tree process of evaluating threats and determining appropriate interventions to resolve the conflict or problem that precipitated the threat.  In 2002, Professor Dewey Cornell of the University of Virginia led a team of educators and researchers to develop a practical and effective set of guidelines for schools to use in responding to threats of violence. The resulting model was described in the 2006 manual, Guidelines for Responding to Student Threats of Violence. After years of development and research, this model, the Virginia Student Threat Assessment Guidelines (VSTAG), was formally recognized as an evidence-based program by the federal government's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices in 2013. Over the past 17 years, VSTAG has been widely disseminated in the United States and Canada. No other model of threat assessment has demonstrated effectiveness in controlled studies published in peer-reviewed journals.

**School Teams are required. Recommended team members include the Principal and/or Assistant Principal, School Counselor, School Psychologist, SRO, and the Director of Special Education or Special Education teacher leader at the school.**

Real World SLP
Location:
Morehead Conference Center
July 22, 2019 - 8:30am to 3:30pm

Real World SLP - Integrating SLP Interventions into the Classroom Using a Workload Approach

LEARNER OUTCOMES –

As a result of the activity, the participants will be able to:

1.     Implement time-saving strategies to integrate highly effective therapy into classrooms even with high caseloads.

2.     Explain the need for and implement a workload approach to therapy in their schools.

3.     Write measurable and authentic goals that support the student in all school settings.

BIOGRAPHY –

Christina Bradburn is a full-time, practicing, school-based speech-language pathologist.  She is a national presenter for the Bureau of Education and Research and author of “Timesaving Strategies to Integrate SLP Interventions into Classrooms: Moving from a Caseload to a Workload Approach”.  She is passionate about working collaboratively with teachers, administrators and school staff while using creative, yet research-based interventions. She strives to maximize time through creative scheduling without sacrificing high-quality and effective services to her students. Christina is known for her highly practical approach and for sharing a wealth of proven teaching strategies and resources that are easy to use on a daily basis. You will find her presentation fast-paced, enjoyable and full of useful ideas you can immediately implement to guide your school’s speech-language program.

DESCRIPTION OF PRESENTATION -

A “Workload vs Caseload” approach to therapy sounds great in theory, but what does it look like in the real world of a school-based Speech Language Pathologist? This presentation is designed to provide time-saving strategies that will turn you into an intervention superstar without compromising your SLP- specific skill set. You will gain valuable strategies to help you integrate classroom curriculum into your goals, learn to co-teach across grade levels, and push in to all parts of the school day. Scheduling your days for maximum impact will be a focus of the day along with models of hundreds of grade-level specific ideas to take back and use tomorrow. 

ISF: PBIS & Mental Health - Erlanger
Location:
SETEC, 3861 Olympic Blvd, Erlanger, KY, 41018
July 22, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
ISF: PBIS & Mental Health - Morehead
Location:
Morehead Conference Center
July 23, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
MSD Teacher and ParaEducator Team Training
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
July 24, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

This professional learning opportunity will provide hands-on, meaningful activities for teacher and para teams to gain knowledge about the roles and responsibilities of the teacher and para in the special needs classroom and concepts of confidentiality and team work. Participants will build skills related to basic systematic instructional techniques, data collection systems, and behavior intervention through modeling and practice activities.

This training will be facilitated by master MSD teachers from across the region and the para-educators working in their classrooms. Teachers and para-educators will leave training prepared to work as a strong classroom team to ensure the best year for the students they serve!

Target Audience: Teachers of students with moderate and severe disabilities (MSD) and the para-educators assigned to work in the FMD/Complex Needs classrooms

Special Registration Instructions: Please register all members of the classroom team including the MSD teacher and all para-educators interested in attending

Structured Phonics for SwD and Struggling Readers
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
July 24, 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Need a Recipe for Reading? We want to equip you with the resources and tools you need to help struggling readers who are stuck in phonics, blending, and other early literacy skills. These essential skills must be taught to our students who are not reading on grade level. The training will equip you with an inexpensive and structured Phonics program of instruction for your students who struggle with letter-sound combinations and blending of sounds.  We will share a multi-sensory approach to teaching important reading skills, which include a visual, auditory, tactile, and kinesthetic (VAKT) strategies. 

Summer Institute 2019
Location:
KEDC Ashland
July 29, 2019 - 8:30am to July 31, 2019 - 3:30pm

Registration is now open for our 2019 Summer Institute at KEDC in Ashland!  There will be 3 days of sessions available in a variety of strands on July 29th, 30th, and 31st.  It promises to have something for everyone!  Click the google links below for session information and to register.  Hope to see you there!  Pam

Google Links:

Session Descriptions:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ntUPrBOwhthJqP4KhbOUHZ4lBmMK7GVgUVHvC9pdVL0/edit?usp=sharing

Registrations:

Monday, July 29th Day 1

https://forms.gle/MPqFSCnicuGrXyL46

Tuesday, July 30th Day 2

https://forms.gle/xRd8VoW9FTPbMxZz5

Wednesday, July 31st Day 3

https://forms.gle/cWScKVMKyCK5WMy5A 

Trauma Informed Care Collaborative
Location:
KEDC Ashland
August 1, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
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

Secondary Transition Cadre
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
September 26, 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