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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.

Canceled Trauma Informed Care
Location:
KEDC Ashland
June 19, 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

 

We are offering Trauma-Informed Care trainings in-district.  Please contact me at pam.middleton@kedc.org if you are interested in scheduling one in your district or school.

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. 
Lets Start Coding HandsOn Webinar
Location:
KEDC Ashland
June 20, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Registration will close on June 11th.  KEDC Ashland will host a site or participants can attend online if preferred.

Interventions for Severe Problem Behaviors in Students with Autism
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
July 17, 2018 - 8:30am to July 18, 2018 - 4:00pm

 

SESSION FULL

Interventions for Severe Problem Behaviors for Students with ASD

Special Instructions for Registration: Participants will be divided into two groups based on the grade/level. Please note your position and grade level in the registration.

Target Audience: Preschool/Head Start, Kindergarten through 3rd grade teachers of students with autism

Preschool/Head Start teacher participants

July 17-Interventions for Severe Problem Behaviors

July 18- Core Communication Strategies

Kindergarten - 3rd grade teacher participants

July 17-Core Communication Strategies

July 18-Intervention for Severe Problem Behaviors

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 preschool through the early primary grades (pre-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

Core Communication Strategies

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 the K-3 classroom. 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.

 

New MSD Teacher Learning Series Summer Kick Off
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
July 24, 2018 - 9:00am to July 25, 2018 - 3:00pm

New MSD Teacher Learning Series

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

SLP Summer Cadre
Location:
KEDC Ashland
July 26, 2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
MSD Teacher and ParaEducator Team Training
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
July 31, 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

SESSION FULL

New MSD Teacher Learning Series

This professional learning opportunity will provide hands-on, meaningful activities for teacher and para teams to gain knowledge about the roles and responsibilities of the teacher and para in the special needs classroom and concepts of confidentiality and team work. Participants will build skills related to basic systematic instructional techniques, data collection systems, and behavior intervention through modeling and practice activities.

This training will be facilitated by master MSD teachers from across the region and the para-educators working in their classrooms. Teachers and para-educators will leave training prepared to work as a strong classroom team to ensure the best year for the students they serve!

Target Audience: Teachers of students with moderate and severe disabilities (MSD) and the para-educators assigned to work in the FMD/Complex Needs classrooms

Special Registration Instructions: Please register all members of the classroom team including the MSD teacher and all para-educators interested in attending

CCR-AA Course Development
Location:
KEDC Ashland
August 6, 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Course Development for CCR-AA Work Session

This professional learning opportunity is designed for MSD teachers to increase their knowledge of course curriculum and unit planning for Employability and Foundational Standards-Alternate Assessment (EFAS-AA) and KAS for the four Career Work Experience Certificate (CWEC) courses. Teachers will be given resources and tools to develop instruction based on individual student needs. Participants will create instructional units focused on the first course in the CWEC course sequence. Participants should complete the two online training modules developed by KDE prior to attending. The ESAR and CWEC modules and quizzes can be found at http://kaap.hdi.uky.edu/ots/OTS/MemberTools/Login.aspx

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.

Youth Mental Health First Aid
Location:
KEDC Ashland
September 4, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, AD/HD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance use disorder. Participants do not learn to diagnose, nor how to provide any therapy or counseling – rather, participants learn to support a youth developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in an emotional crisis by applying a core five-step action plan:

® Assess for risk of suicide or harm
® Listen nonjudgmentally
® Give reassurance and information
® Encourage appropriate professional help
® Encourage self-help and other support strategies

The Youth Mental Health First Aid USA curriculum is primarily focused on information participants can use to help adolescents & transition-age youth, ages 12-18. 

This training begins at 9:00am and ends at 5:00pm

Autism Learning Series - Big 5 Evidence Based Practices
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
September 6, 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Alternate Assessment Overview
Location:
KEDC Ashland
September 10, 2018 - 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.

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.

 

School Psychologist Cadre
Location:
Morehead Conference Center
September 14, 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

 

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