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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.

Youth Mental Health First Aid
Location:
Morehead Conference Center
March 27, 2017 - 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

Make the Play! Speaking & Listening for Comprehension
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
March 29, 2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Your roster is filled with students who are comprehending at different levels, and we want each player to win! Whatever the order, we’re pitching a bucket full of reading comprehension strategies for every player on the field! Grab your planning gear, as we will dive into Jennifer Serravallo’s The Reading Strategies Book.  You will catch lots of Comprehension strategies in your glove on this day of strategies in action.

The Make the Play! Strategies for Developing Skilled Readers Series includes:

  • July 28, Strategies for Pre-Emergent & Emergent Readers
  • Sept 7, Focus & Awareness for Early Readers
  • Nov 17, Supporting Early Literacy
  • Dec 14, Teaching Fluency
  • Jan 18, Comprehension of Fiction
  • Feb 22, Comprehension of Non-Fiction
  • Mar 29, Speaking & Listening for Comprehension
  • Apr 19, Writing about Reading
KEDC ABA Conference
Location:
KEDC, Lexington
March 31, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

2017 KEDC ABA Conference

Applied Behavior Principles in the Schools: Promoting Academic, Behavioral and Emotional Heath

Addressing Challenging Behavior in Schools: Consultation, Intervention & Me, Dr. Allan Allday

This presentation will address behavior and discipline challenges faced in classrooms and schools from the standpoint of behavior analysis. Information will be presented that addresses the following: (a) common needs of educators when understanding challenging behavior; (b) barriers to effective consultation between educators and behavior analysts; (c) practical methods to overcome the barriers; (d) tailoring evidence-based interventions to “real” classroom situations; and (e) Me – our role in delivering interventions and improving student outcomes. 3.0 BACB approved CEUs.

Teaching Written Expression Skills to Students with Severe Disabilities: A Behavior Analytic Approach, Dr. Robert Pennington

In this session the presenters will describe a range of behavior analytic strategies for teaching written expression to students with moderate to severe disabilities and autism spectrum disorder. 1.5 BACB approved CEUs.

Application of Applied Behavior Analysis in the School Setting, Laura Ferguson

ABA, applied behavior analysis, is the application of behavioral principles to everyday situations that will increase or decrease targeted behaviors. ABA has been used to help individuals acquire skills in many areas, such as language, play skills, and self-help skills. In addition, these principles can help to decrease maladaptive behaviors such as aggression, self-stimulatory behaviors and self-injury. In the classroom we hear these terms and often wonder if or how we can apply these principles in our classrooms. During this training we will take a look at the science of applied behavior analysis and how we can implement these practices in the classroom setting. 1.5 BACB approved CEUs.

March 31, 2017 9:00am – 4:00pm

Conference Registration is free. BACB CEU Certificate fee is $50

Make the Play! Writing about Reading
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
April 19, 2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Your roster is filled with students who are comprehending at different levels, and we want each player to win! Whatever the order, we’re pitching a bucket full of reading comprehension strategies for every player on the field! Grab your planning gear, as we will dive into Jennifer Serravallo’s The Reading Strategies Book.  You will catch lots of Comprehension strategies in your glove on this day of strategies in action.

The Make the Play! Strategies for Developing Skilled Readers Series includes:

  • July 28, Strategies for Pre-Emergent & Emergent Readers
  • Sept 7, Focus & Awareness for Early Readers
  • Nov 17, Supporting Early Literacy
  • Dec 14, Teaching Fluency
  • Jan 18, Comprehension of Fiction
  • Feb 22, Comprehension of Non-Fiction
  • Mar 29, Speaking & Listening for Comprehension
  • Apr 19, Writing about Reading

 

CBB of Math: Geometry
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
April 20, 2017 - 9:00am to April 21, 2017 - 3:00pm

Participants are advised to attend three modules that would be most beneficial to their job assignment. The fraction module would be helpful to both elementary and middle school teachers. 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 or the fraction module would benefit their teaching.

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:

  • Elementary Addition/Subtraction:  October 13-14
  • Middle School Ratio/Proportion:  December 8-9
  • Elementary Multiplication/Division:  January 25-26
  • Middle School Algebraic Reasoning:  February 16-17
  • Fractions:  March 16-17
  • Geometry:   April 20-21

 

Autism Learning Series - Social Skills
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
April 26, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

This is the kick off day for the 2016-2017 Autism Learning Series from KEDC.  It will be a learning cadre for teachers and other practitioners around the evidence based practices for ASD. The topic for this session is Social Skills. Check the calendar for the Series dates listed below:

July 21, 2016                    Kick-off, Problem Solving Process

August 31, 2016              Embedding Structure

October 26, 2016            Behavior & Communication

February 22, 2017          Instructional Strategies

April 26, 2017                  Social Skills

Summer 2017                  Advanced Behavior Topics

KEDC Directors of Special Education Meeting
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
April 28, 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

 

CANCELED IEP Development Training
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
May 1, 2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

This session will provide a 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. 

CANCELED Progress Monitoring Training
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
May 2, 2017 - 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 as well as using data for team decison making.

IEP Training
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
June 5, 2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

This session will provide a 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
June 6, 2017 - 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 as well as using data for team decision making.

KEDC Directors of Special Education Meeting
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
June 16, 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

 

CCR for Alternate Assessment
Location:
KEDC Ashland
July 11, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Below is information about the roll out of the CCR for Alternate Assessment from KDE.  A registration form is attached in pdf. 

v  CCR for Students Participating in the Alternate Assessment

Within Kentucky’s Unbridled Learning Accountability Model, the College- and Career-Ready (CCR) measures for students with significant cognitive disabilities have been revised. The CCR measures now align more closely with those for students participating in the general assessment. The assessment instruments were expanded beyond the Transition Attainment Record (TAR) and Career-Ready accountability was strengthened.

·    The TAR has been retained as the measure for College Ready.

·    A new assessment, the Employability Skills Attainment Record, will assess Career Ready: Academic.

·    A Career Work Experience Certification process was developed for Career Ready: Technical.

·    A student participating in the alternate assessment now has the opportunity to be both College and Career Ready.

Students will be awarded Career-Ready status by the Office of Career and Technical Education (OCTE).

 

Team should include:

  • District Admin
  • HS Admin
  • HS Counselor
  • HS Special Ed Teacher
  • MS Special Ed Teacher
  • DoSE
  • Employment Specialist
  • Other Relevant Member

 

Visual Phonics
Location:
KEDC, Ashland
July 18, 2017 - 9:00am to July 19, 2017 - 4:00pm

Presenter: Lacey Lane

Target Audience: All educators teaching beginning reading, SLPs, SLPAs, teachers of D/HH, and teachers of ELL

Description: See the Sound-Visual Phonics is a system of 46 unique hand cues and symbols that represent the sounds of English without the ambiguity of English orthography. Included are the sounds commonly referred to as vowels, consonants, diphthongs and digraphs. This two day workshop demonstrates how this strategy allows students to “see” or conceptualize speech sounds and relate them to print.

 

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

Anderson, Sheila, Due Process & Transition Consultant

Sheila Anderson

Due Process & Transition Consultant
Looney, Jon, Assistive Technology Consultant

Jon Looney

Assistive Technology Consultant
Carter, Mandy, Low Incidence Consultant

Mandy Carter

Low Incidence Consultant
Looney, Tiffany, Literacy Consultant

Tiffany Looney

Literacy Consultant
Clevenger, Chris, Administrative Assistant

Chris Clevenger

Administrative Assistant
Middleton, Pam, Executive Assistant

Pam Middleton

Executive Assistant
Dehart, Lori, Behavior Consultant

Lori Dehart

Behavior Consultant
Rutledge, Charles, PGES & Math Consultant

Charles Rutledge

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

Lacey Lane, M.S. CCC-SLP

M.S. CCC-SLP
Thompson, Allan , Math Consultant

Allan Thompson

Math Consultant
Little, Stephanie, KEDC Special Education Cooperative Director

Stephanie Little

KEDC Special Education Cooperative Director