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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.

ASIST Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
Location:
KEDC Ashland
December 13, 2018 - 9:00am to December 14, 2018 - 3:00pm

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, participants don't need any formal training to attend the workshop—anyone 16 or older can learn and use the ASIST model. 

Since its development in 1983, ASIST has received regular updates to reflect improvements in knowledge and practice, and over 1,000,000 people have taken the workshop. Studies show that the ASIST method helps reduce suicidal feelings in those at risk and is a cost-effective way to help address the problem of suicide. This training is provided in partnership with Pathways, Inc.

EILA Credit Available

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

 

Guidelines for Responding to Student Threats of Violence Lex
Location:
KEDC Lexington
January 9, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

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.**

ASIST Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
Location:
KEDC Ashland
January 10, 2019 - 9:00am to January 11, 2019 - 3:00pm

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, participants don't need any formal training to attend the workshop—anyone 16 or older can learn and use the ASIST model.

Since its development in 1983, ASIST has received regular updates to reflect improvements in knowledge and practice, and over 1,000,000 people have taken the workshop. Studies show that the ASIST method helps reduce suicidal feelings in those at risk and is a cost-effective way to help address the problem of suicide. This training is provided in partnership with Pathways, Inc.

EILA Credit Available.

Guidelines for Responding to Student Threats of Violence Ash
Location:
KEDC Ashland
January 15, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

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.**

 

K-2 Math Network 2019
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
January 30, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
3-5 Math Network
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
January 31, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
IEP Development Training
Location:
KEDC Ashland
February 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.

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
February 6, 2019 - 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. This training is at the KEDC Ashland Office.

ASIST Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
Location:
KEDC Ashland
February 7, 2019 - 9:00am to February 8, 2019 - 3:00pm

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, participants don't need any formal training to attend the workshop—anyone 16 or older can learn and use the ASIST model.

Since its development in 1983, ASIST has received regular updates to reflect improvements in knowledge and practice, and over 1,000,000 people have taken the workshop. Studies show that the ASIST method helps reduce suicidal feelings in those at risk and is a cost-effective way to help address the problem of suicide. This training is provided in partnership with Pathways, Inc.

EILA Credit Available

Secondary Transition Cadre
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
February 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

Life After High School Transition Fair
Location:
Morehead Conference Center
March 14, 2019 - 9:30am to 1:00pm

SAVE THE DATE!

Life After High School Transition Fair
Location:
KEDC Ashland
March 15, 2019 - 9:30am to 1:00pm

SAVE THE DATE!

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