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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.

CCR for AA Overview and Update
Location:
KEDC Ashland
August 21, 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

This session will provide an overview of the required components of the College and Career Readiness Program for students participating in the Alternate Assessment. Teachers and district team members new to the CCR-AA process are encouraged to attend. District team members who would like to review the components and requirements may also attend. 

KEDC Directors of Special Education Meeting
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
August 24, 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

 

IEP Development Training
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
August 27, 2018 - 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 Training
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
August 31, 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.

Teach with Class
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
September 6, 2018 - 9:00am to 3:30pm
KY Alternate Assessment Participation Guidelines
Location:
KEDC Ashland
September 10, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am

 

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.    http://www.hdilearning.org

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.  

Alternate Assessment Overview
Location:
KEDC Ashland
September 10, 2018 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

This session is intended for NEW teachers with little to no experience with alternate assessment. During this time participants will be introduced to the components of alternate assessment including process, calendar, Administration Guide Components, Participation Guidelines, Alternate Assessment Accountability Folder requirements, etc.  Following the training, participants will be prepared to take required qualifying quiz on KDE website.

Please bring your Alternate Assessment Administration Guide and a copy of the Alternate K-PREP Content Statements for each grade you teach.  The guide and alternate assessment standards can be found on KDE's website under Alternate Assessment.

Social Emotional IEP Development & Progress Monitoring
Location:
KEDC Ashland
September 11, 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Having trouble addressing behaviors in your IEPs and through progress monitoring?

Join us for a day devoted to developing IEPs for students with social and emotional needs.

The day will include discussions on goal writing, how to infuse IEPs with Trauma Informed Care practices, and effective ways for monitoring progress on goals.

 

Understanding the Integrated Report
Location:
Morehead Conference Center
September 14, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:30am

This session is designed for special education teachers to discuss the basics of the psycho-educational report (or the integrated report), including the common assessments, how to interpret and apply the results, and how to use the data to support the need for accommodations and SDI/SAS. The intended outcome of the session is to support teachers in their understanding of student academic and adaptive behavior evaluation data to identify supporting evidence for participation in the alternate assessment.

SLD Eligibility
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
September 14, 2018 - 12:30pm to 3:00pm

This session will walk participants through understanding Specific Learning Disability Eligibility.

Interventions for Severe Problem Behaviors in Elementary Students with Autism
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
September 19, 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Interventions for Severe Problem Behaviors for Elementary Students with ASD

Target Audience: Kindergarten through 3rd grade teachers of students with autism

Interventions for Severe Problem Behaviors

Shared core deficits in the areas of communication and social skill can often lead students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) to demonstrate problem behaviors in the school settings. This session is designed for general and special education teachers of students in Kindergarten through the early primary grades (K through 3rd grades) who work with these students who demonstrate significant behaviors of concern. Teachers will be provided evidence based practices designed to appropriately identify behaviors of concern, the environmental factors affecting behavior, and strategies for intervention.

Goals for this session:

  • develop an understanding of why the problem behavior is occurring

  • increase knowledge of key evidence based practices for behavior intervention (reinforcement, antecedent based interventions, and functional communication training)

  • design individualized intervention plans to address behaviors of concern

 

Interventions for Severe Problem Behaviors for MS/HS Students with Autism
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
September 20, 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Interventions for Severe Problem Behaviors for MS/HS Students with ASD

Target Audience: 4th - 12th grade teachers of students with autism

Interventions for Severe Problem Behaviors

Shared core deficits in the areas of communication and social skill can often lead students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) to demonstrate problem behaviors in the school settings. This session is designed for general and special education teachers of students in Middle School through the High School (4th through 12th grades) who work with these students who demonstrate significant behaviors of concern. Teachers will be provided evidence based practices designed to appropriately identify behaviors of concern, the environmental factors affecting behavior, and strategies for intervention.

Goals for this session:

  • develop an understanding of why the problem behavior is occurring
  • increase knowledge of key evidence based practices for behavior intervention (reinforcement,
  • antecedent based interventions, and functional communication training)
  • design individualized intervention plans to address behaviors of concern

 

Secondary Transition Cadre
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
September 25, 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

School Psychologist Cadre
Location:
Morehead Conference Center
September 27, 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

KEDC Directors of Special Education Meeting
Location:
Morehead Conference Center
September 28, 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 - Embedding Communication Across the School Day
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
October 10, 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
KEDC Directors of Special Education Meeting
Location:
KEDC Ashland
October 26, 2018 - 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

 

KEDC Directors of Special Education Meeting
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
December 14, 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

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

 

Life After High School Transition Fair
Location:
Morehead Conference Center
March 14, 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

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Life After High School Transition Fair
Location:
KEDC Ashland
March 15, 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

TBA

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