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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.

DHH Cadre
Location:
KEDC Ashland
October 16, 2019 - 9:30am to 1:30pm

Lynn Dunn from the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind will be the guest speaker for this month's cadre meeting.

Meeting of the Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing from around the region.  For more information contact Tina Spurlock at tina.spurlock@ksd.kyschools.us

ASD & Behavior Cadre Combined Meeting
Location:
October 17, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

This joint cadre for Behavior and ASD will be addressing Crisis Intervention in the classroom.  Participants will be taken through  understanding the appropriate responses to the seven phases of the escalation cycle and developing a crisis plan for individual students. Understanding why behaviors are happening and managing the cycle of acting-out behaviors is key in creating a safe environment in the classroom. 

OSEEL BoY Training KEDC DoSE Meeting
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
October 18, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

KDE/OSEEL is providing their Beginning of the Year Training at the October Directors Meeting

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

 

IEP Development Training
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
October 21, 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
October 22, 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.

KEDC TICE Learning Collaborative
Location:
KEDC Ashland
October 24, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

We are excited for our first KEDC Trauma Informed Care for Educators Learning Collaborative!

It is our goal for this event to be a time when our TICE teams from around the region can come together to further their learning, share experiences and successes, and develop a plan for the 2019-2020 school year.  

contact for more info: lori.dehart@kedc.org  or   jenny.hogg@kedc.org 

SLP Cadre
Location:
Morehead Conference Center
October 25, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Brenda Addington will be presenting on Functional Interventions for Non Verbal and Low Verbal Communicators and in the afternoon will do a make and take session on Integrating Literacy with Speech-Language Therapy.

Blindness/Visual Impairments PLC
Location:
KEDC Ashland
October 30, 2019 - 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

Low Incidence Transition Fair
Location:
Morehead Conference Center
November 1, 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

We are so excited to announce that it is time again for our Transitioning Into Tomorrow Conference! This conference is targeted for our Students with Low Incidence Disabilities but is open to any students you feel need in-depth information in the areas of supported employment, advocacy and workplace readiness skills. 

 

Our conference is scheduled for November 1st at the Morehead Conference Center from 10 am-1 pm.  Session will include learning labs regarding developing soft skills for workplace readiness and self-advocacy.  We are very excited for this conference and we have some very unique experiences planned for your students. 

 

Registration Link: https://forms.gle/7pA2EXmD8tqis7dr9

 

Please note we will still be having our Life After High School Conference this spring.  

School Psychologist Cadre
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
November 1, 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

New LBD Teacher Cohort 1
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
November 4, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Cohort 1 are those new LBD teachers that are in the second year of the program.

This series of training and coaching support is meant to provide new (1-2 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).

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.

Secondary Transition Cadre
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
November 8, 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

Core Vocabulary Training
Location:
Morehead Conference Center
November 14, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

The training focuses on increasing educator understanding and ability to use Core Vocabulary.  The training includes activities that allow participants to discover what Core Vocabulary is and how it is used in K-12 classrooms. The key features of Core Vocabulary will be explored through lecture, hands on practice and take-home resources to aid with immediate implementation in the classroom.

This session is only open to SLP/MSD Teacher Teams, both participants must be present for the training.

This opportunity is open to 15 teams!

Who: SLP/MSD Teacher Teams at the Elementary Level

When: November 14th 2019, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Where: Morehead Conference Center 

EnVISIONing the Future Day
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
November 14, 2019 - 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

New LBD Teacher Bootcamp Cohort 2
Location:
KEDC Ashland
November 18, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Cohort 2 First year in the program

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 Training
Location:
KEDC Ashland
November 21, 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. 
Elementary Number Talks
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
November 21, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Progressions in Practice
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
November 22, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Progress Monitoring the IEP
Location:
KEDC Ashland
November 22, 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 MSD Teachers Cohort 2
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
December 3, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

New MSD Teacher Cadre Cohort 2 Year 1 - First year in the program

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 are invited to attend.

DHH Spelling Bee
Location:
KEDC Ashland
December 4, 2019 - 9:30am to 1:00pm

S - P- E -L - L - I - N - G   B-E-E

For All 1st – 12th Grade

For ALL Students who are Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing in the KEDC area

For More Information, contact Tina Spurlock

 tina.spurlock@ksd.kyschools.us   606-813-4300

 

ASD Cadre
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
December 5, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Topic of presentation this day will be Students with ASD in the Co-Teaching Classroom.

New MSD Teachers Cohort 1
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
December 10, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

This Cohort are those New MSD Teachers that are in the second year of the program.

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
December 12, 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

 

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