Instructional | KEDC Special Education Cooperative

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.

Cant Do or Wont Do Solving Classroom Challenges
Zoom Session
July 28, 2021 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

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ABA Principles with TeachTown
Zoom Session
July 28, 2021 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

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Determining Alternate Assessment Eligibility
KEDC Ashland
August 9, 2021 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Determining Eligibility for Alternate Assessment: Data Analysis and Documentation

August 9, 2021 9:00am-3:00pm

This session is designed to provide guidance and support to the Admissions and Release Committee (ARC) members in the application of the Kentucky Alternate Assessment Participation Guidelines. Participants will engage in an in-depth look at each of the participation criteria 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 sample scenarios and .

Please bring one student record including evaluation data, current IEP and the most recent ARC conference summary documenting discussion of alternate assessment eligibility to use during the application activity of the session.

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IEP Development Training
Zoom Meeting
August 12, 2021 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Aug 12, 2021 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 
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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Progress Monitoring Training
Zoom Meeting
August 13, 2021 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Aug 13, 2021 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 
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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


IEP Development Training
KEDC Ashland
August 19, 2021 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

This session will provide an introduction to the Individual Education Program (IEP) process. 

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Progress Monitoring the IEP
KEDC Ashland
August 26, 2021 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

This statewide training 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. 

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KEDC Directors of Special Education Meeting
Zoom Session
August 27, 2021 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Monthly Meeting of the Directors of Special Education in the KEDC Special Education Cooperative region. For more information contact Pam Middleton at 

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, Jon, Assistive Technology Consultant

Jon Looney

Assistive Technology Consultant
Dehart, Lori, Behavior Consultant

Lori Dehart

Behavior Consultant
Middleton, Pam, Executive Assistant

Pam Middleton

Executive Assistant
Hogg, Jenny, Special Education Consultant

Jenny Hogg

Special Education Consultant
Rutledge, Charles, PGES & Math Consultant

Charles Rutledge

PGES & Math Consultant
Lane, Lacey, M.S. CCC-SLP

Lacey Lane, M.S. CCC-SLP

Staton, Julia, Pre-employment Transition Specalist

Julia Staton

Pre-employment Transition Specalist
Little, Stephanie, KEDC Special Education Cooperative Director

Stephanie Little

KEDC Special Education Cooperative Director
Walker, Debbie, Literacy / Coaching Consultant

Debbie Walker

Literacy / Coaching Consultant