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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.

KEDC Directors of Special Education Meeting
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
August 18, 2017 - 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

 

Reading Strategies Learning Series: Goals 1 & 2
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
August 23, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

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. This series will go throughout the school year and will address 2-3 strategies from the book each session.  Just choose which goals most interest you or that are most needed in your classroom.

Workshop Dates 2017-2018

Goals 1&2          August 23

Goals 3&4          September 27

Goals 5&6          November 8

Goals 7&8          January 9

Goals 9&10        February 14

Goals 11,12,13   March 21

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

 

Progress Monitoring Training
Location:
Morehead Conference Center
August 28, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Updates are in progress hope to reschedule for August.

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.

Autism Learning Series: Instructional Pratices
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
August 29, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

ASD Learning Series: Instructional Practices

Starting the year off right! Strategies for supporting inclusive practices for students with ASD.  This session is designed to prepare educators to support students with ASD in the general education environment. Discussion will include classroom wide strategies and individual supports including the implementation of Peer Support arrangements.

IEP Development Training
Location:
Morehead Conference Center
August 29, 2017 - 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. 

SCM - Safe Crisis Management Re-Certification
Location:
KEDC Ashland
August 30, 2017 - 8:30am to August 31, 2017 - 4:30pm

SCM Instructor Recertification by JKM, Inc.
2-day Program

The 2017 SCM Instructor Recertification training program is an annual requirement for SCM Instructors.  This requirement is consistent with standards of the professional community, as well as, regulatory guidelines promulgated by governing authorities.

This program is designed not only to meet the mandate for professional skill review, but also to increase instructor knowledge and delivery skills.  This year’s agenda will include salient information related to the curriculum, behavior management and support interventions.  Instructors will be exposed to field tested training tips, SCM impact evidence, guides for teaching emergency interventions, a personal exploration on staff burnout & compassion   fatigue, variables influencing judgements & decision-making in crisis situations, job satisfaction and professional self-care planning.  Lastly, SCM Instructors will verify their skills by completing a written and emergency safety physical interventions test.

THIS TRAINING IS FOR CERTIFIED SCM INSTRUCTORS ONLY.

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO INQUIRE ABOUT REGISTRATION PLEASE EMAIL PAM MIDDLETON

pam.middleton@kedc.org

Alternate Assessment Overview for New Teachers
Location:
KEDC Ashland
September 6, 2017 - 9:00am 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.

Blindness/Visual Impairments PLC
Location:
KEDC Ashland
September 7, 2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

This monthly meeting will provide an opportunity for teachers of Blind/Visually Impaired students from the KEDC Special Education region to come together to discuss current topics, trends, and resources related to their area of expertise.  For more information please contact pamela.howard@ksb.kyschools.us

CBB of Math: Elementary Addition & Subtraction
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
September 20, 2017 - 9:00am to September 21, 2017 - 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. The fraction module would be helpful to both elementary and 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:

  • Addition/Subtraction:  September 20-21
  • Multiplication/Division: October 18-19
  • Fractions: November 16-17
KEDC Directors of Special Education Meeting
Location:
Rowan County Public Library
September 22, 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
Mental Health Workshop: ISF School-based Mental Health with PBIS
Location:
KEDC, Lexington
September 29, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Mental Health Workshop: Interconnecting Systems Framework (ISF): School-based Mental Health within a PBIS Framework

WHY DO WE WANT TO DO THIS?  “It is no secret that for many members of the education community being the de facto mental health system for children is not universally appealing. The task of bringing America’s children up to an academic level that will be competitive globally is daunting. Meeting children’s mental health needs is often viewed as off task behavior and the mission of some other agency. In the mental health community, professionals do not always accept the criticism that their interventions for children must be more related to the core mission of school, which is learning. The development and implementation of ISF has the potential of changing the attitudes and behavior of the professionals in these two systems by linking them into a complementary process that is broad in scope and utilizes the combined strengths of each.” ADVANCING EDUCATION EFFECTIVENESS: INTERCONNECTING SCHOOL MENTAL HEALTH AND SCHOOL-WIDE POSITIVE BEHAVIOR SUPPORT EDITORS: SUSAN BARRETT, LUCILLE EBER & MARK WEIST

“Core features of the ISF align with concepts of Implementation Science, and PBIS as a Response to Intervention (RtI) application including a strong emphasis on: (1) effective teams that include community mental health providers, (2) data based decision making, (3) formal processes for the selection and implementation of evidence based practices (EBP), (4) early access through use of comprehensive screening, (5) rigorous progress-monitoring for both fidelity and effectiveness, and (6) ongoing coaching at both the systems and practices level.” ADVANCING EDUCATION EFFECTIVENESS: INTERCONNECTING SCHOOL MENTAL HEALTH AND SCHOOL-WIDE POSITIVE BEHAVIOR SUPPORT EDITORS: SUSAN BARRETT, LUCILLE EBER & MARK WEIST

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? District/School Leadership Teams: (Principal, Assistant Principal, Counselor, Family Resource Center personnel, General Education Teacher, Special Education Teacher, Mental Health Provider, RtI Interventionist, etc.)  These participants are not required… each team will be different. *If your school is participating in the Trauma Informed Care Learning Collaborative, please send your team to this workshop.

WHAT WILL WE DO AT THE WORKSHOP? Exploration Stage:  Resource Mapping  will be conducted to identify existing resources and how best to utilize them. Participants will review a copy of the draft guide for ISF model from KDE.

Trauma Informed Care Overview Training
Location:
KEDC Lexington
October 13, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

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: Elementary Multiplication & Division
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
October 18, 2017 - 9:00am to October 19, 2017 - 4:00pm

Participants are encouraged to attend all three modules but it isn't required.  Participants may instead choose which sessions would be most beneficial to their job assignment. The fraction module would be helpful to both elementary and 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:

  • Addition/Subtraction:  September 20-21
  • Multiplication/Division:  October 18-19
  • Fractions:  November 16-17
KEDC Directors of Special Education Meeting
Location:
KEDC Ashland
October 25, 2017 - 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

 

EnVISIONing the Future Day
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
November 15, 2017 - 9:30am to 1:00pm

EnVISIONing the Future is a day set aside to bring students with blindness/visual impairments, their families, teachers, and service providers together to gain new learning experience, network, and learn from each other.   The day’s events will include hands-on learning activities and collaboration with representatives from various related organizations and agencies. Registration coming soon. For more information contact Pam Howard at pamela.howard@ksb.kyschools.us

CBB of Math: Fractions
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
November 16, 2017 - 9:00am to November 17, 2017 - 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. The fraction module would be helpful to both elementary and 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:

  • Addition/Subtraction:  September 20-21
  • Multiplication/Division:  October 18-19
  • Fractions:  November 16-17
KEDC Directors of Special Education Meeting
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
December 8, 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
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
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

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