Instructional Technology

Instructional Technology

Instructional Services

LINK Summer Institute
Location:
Hyatt Lexington Center
June 24, 2019 - 9:00am to June 28, 2019 - 12:00pm

REGISTER HERE

Thank you for interest in the 2018 LINK Summer Institute. We look forward to your participation.
 
Best regards,
LINK Planning Team

2019 LINK Summer Institute
Hyatt/Lexington Center
Lexington, KY
June 24-28, 2019

*FREE* Professional Development opportunity focused on literacy across and through various aspects and content areas.

LINK Institute Audience Format (all times in EDT)
Monday, June 24th (1:00 - 4:30 p.m.) = Early Childhood & Elementary focus
Tuesday, June 25th (9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) = Early Childhood & Elementary focus
Wednesday, June 26th

(9:00 a.m. - Noon) = Early Childhood & Elementary focus
(Noon - 1/1:30 p.m.) = Keynote luncheon for ALL age groups
(1:30 - 4:45 p.m.) = Middle & High focus

Thursday, June 27th (9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) = Middle & High focus
Friday, June 28th (9:00 a.m. - Noon) = Middle & High focus

This information may help you as you consider your registration process and scheduling.

If you have any difficulties with the online submission form, please email the conference chairs Keith Lyons: Keith.Lyons@uky.edu or Rebecca Roach: Rebecca.Roach@KEDC.org.

We look forward to your participation.
 
 
 

 

TEACHING THE HOLOCAUST, EMPOWERING STUDENTS-High School presented by Echoes & Reflections
Location:
KEDC- LEX
June 25, 2019 - 8:30am to 3:00pm

This session will be tailored to the 9-12 classroom.

How do we create impactful and thoughtful learning of the Holocaust with students? Through our signature professional development program, participants explore and gain access to a range of classroom content and consider instructional enhancements to support students’ study and reflection of the history of the Holocaust and its ongoing meaning in the world today. Educators enhance their own knowledge about the Holocaust, including the history of antisemitism, and build confidence and capacity to teach this complex subject.  

 
 

Echoes & Reflections delivers value to both experienced Holocaust educators who are supplementing their curricula and for teachers new to Holocaust education. There is no fee for educators to participate. 

TEACHING THE HOLOCAUST, EMPOWERING STUDENTS -Middle School presented by Echoes and Reflections
Location:
KEDC- LEX
July 12, 2019 - 8:30am to 3:00pm

This session will be tailored to the  6-8 classroom .

How do we create impactful and thoughtful learning of the Holocaust with students? Through our signature professional development program, participants explore and gain access to a range of classroom content and consider instructional enhancements to support students’ study and reflection of the history of the Holocaust and its ongoing meaning in the world today. Educators enhance their own knowledge about the Holocaust, including the history of antisemitism, and build confidence and capacity to teach this complex subject. 

 

Echoes & Reflections delivers value to both experienced Holocaust educators who are supplementing their curricula and for teachers new to Holocaust education.

SEAM - Student Engagement and Motivation workshop
Location:
KEDC- LEX
July 23, 2019 - 8:30am to 3:30pm

  

Program Description

My strategies help you build student motivation which in turn increases student participation. Fun, engaging lessons are at the heart of building a classroom that has participation from all students. We also introduce methods for creating an inquisitive classroom, where students are free to question the material and explore the curricula in greater depth. By honoring student voice, giving them more opportunities to respond to instruction and presenting the material in several modes and intelligences of learning, we greatly increase the chances our students will discover more ways of learning. If we teach to their strengths and help them overcome their weaker areas, they will have more tools for their own learning.                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

Objectives of program

Teachers will know... ...practical methods to build interest with students ...how to motivate the unmotivated ...how to use Storytelling for Project-Based Learning ...how to grab and keep student interest ...how to incorporate fun and divergent ways of learning ...how to develop critical thinking in the student’s approach to learning ...how this can be modified for all kids and communities ...how to become real to their students ...how to use human graphing to get immediate feedback from students ...how to quickly assess how effective their lesson is going 

 

Presenter : Jeani Gollihue, Center for Teacher Effectiveness  

Registration fee - $80 includes all materials and lunch

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEAM - Student Engagement and Motivation workshop
Location:
KEDC-Ashland
July 25, 2019 - 8:30am to 3:30pm

  

Program Description

My strategies help you build student motivation which in turn increases student participation. Fun, engaging lessons are at the heart of building a classroom that has participation from all students. We also introduce methods for creating an inquisitive classroom, where students are free to question the material and explore the curricula in greater depth. By honoring student voice, giving them more opportunities to respond to instruction and presenting the material in several modes and intelligences of learning, we greatly increase the chances our students will discover more ways of learning. If we teach to their strengths and help them overcome their weaker areas, they will have more tools for their own learning.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

 

Objectives of program

Teachers will know... ...practical methods to build interest with students ...how to motivate the unmotivated ...how to use Storytelling for Project-Based Learning ...how to grab and keep student interest ...how to incorporate fun and divergent ways of learning ...how to develop critical thinking in the student’s approach to learning ...how this can be modified for all kids and communities ...how to become real to their students ...how to use human graphing to get immediate feedback from students ...how to quickly assess how effective their lesson is going 

 

Presenter : Jeani Gollihue, Center for Teacher Effectiveness  

Registration fee  - $80 includes materials and lunch

KEDC Annual Scholarship Golf Scramble
Location:
Eagle Trace Golf Course, Morehead, KY
July 29, 2019 - 8:30am to 3:30pm
AP Coordinator Workshop: Part 1 (presented by The College Board)
Location:
KEDC- LEX
August 9, 2019 - 8:00am to 11:00am
 
AP Coordinator Workshop: Part 1
This half-day workshop – all new for the 2019-20 school year - is designed to help new and experienced AP coordinators learn how to efficiently and successfully manage their schools' AP program – from the beginning of the school year through fall ordering. In this workshop, you will have the chance to exchange best practices and learn new ways to handle the responsibilities of coordinating an AP program. 
 
Learning Outcomes
 
After this workshop, you will be able to:
• Access, setup, and use the AP Registration and Ordering system
• Enroll students and manage the student roster
• Support AP teachers in accessing resources 
• Navigate the AP Course Audit process
• Order AP Exams
 
Kentucky Educational Development Corporation, Lexington, Kentucky
 
 
 
 
REGISTER HERE: 

 

http://eventreg.collegeboard.org/d/j6qq70

AP Coordinator Workshop : Part 1 (presented by The College Board)
Location:
KEDC- LEX
August 9, 2019 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
 
AP Coordinator Workshop: Part 1
This half-day workshop – all new for the 2019-20 school year - is designed to help new and experienced AP coordinators learn how to efficiently and successfully manage their schools' AP program – from the beginning of the school year through fall ordering. In this workshop, you will have the chance to exchange best practices and learn new ways to handle the responsibilities of coordinating an AP program. 
 
Learning Outcomes
 
After this workshop, you will be able to:
• Access, setup, and use the AP Registration and Ordering system
• Enroll students and manage the student roster
• Support AP teachers in accessing resources 
• Navigate the AP Course Audit process
• Order AP Exams
 
PIMSER-Science Administrator Leadership Academy - KEDC
Location:
KEDC- LEX
September 3, 2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
*This is DAY ONE of a THREE-DAY series
 
 
Supporting science teaching and learning in schools and districts
Three-day Training Series: Sep. 3, Oct. 29, Nov. 26
Administrators will build capacity to support and encourage science teaching as envisioned by the NGSS in your building and district

Leave this Academy with:
  • A better understanding of the practices
  • An approach for supervision specific to science
  • Resources and rubrics to evaluate instruction and encourage growth in your science teaching staff

Registration https://www.rsvpbook.com/event.php?507773

 

PIMSER is pleased to bring you a series of three sessions focused on science for principals, curriculum supervisors, special education coordinators, instructional supervisors, instructional coaches, and superintendents.  The sessions will work to develop your capacity to lead, support and encourage science teaching as envisioned and required by the Kentucky Academic Standards for Science in your building and district. This training has been vetted through a National Science Foundation supported grant.  Kentucky leaders now get to benefit from this work and the resources that were developed.

Goals of the Academy:
  • Help you understand that the science looks different than previous standards – not just the memorization of content but the actual doing of science
  • Increase your familiarity with the science practices as a way to think about what is and is not occurring in your school(s)
  • Support your ability to notice the science practices when watching science instruction – start to move beyond just general feedback to include science specific language that can support improved classroom teaching practice and student learning
  • Practice providing your teachers with feedback around the science practices
  • Provide you with resources to work with your teachers moving towards the new standards – introduce instructional strategies and revise a current science lesson
  • Plan a process to support your teachers in moving towards effective implementation of the science practices

Administrators may bring a lead teacher with them to the final meeting.  They will receive resources and ideas to up their expertise when implementing KAS for Science in their classroom, as well as ways to support the administrator as they design a plan for sharing with other teachers. 18 hours of EILA credit available

Cost
$300
Includes all training materials and three meeting days
Check with your finance office about utilizing ESSA funding to support your attendance

Registration https://www.rsvpbook.com/event.php?507773


Presenters
Patti Works, PIMSER Regional Teacher Partner
Former elementary science teacher and lab teacher with 31 years of experience; KSTA Elementary Science Teacher of the Year, Presidential Award for Mathematics and Science Teaching receipient for Kentucky, leader in Fayette County Schools district-level FOCUS Grant (Facilitating Operational Communities for Understanding in Science); co-leader of the Fayette County Science Leadership Network; member of the NGSS Lead States Development Team; team leader for Fayette County’s Design and Development Team

Kim Zeidler-Watters, PIMSER Director
20+ years experience supporting K-12 education and improvement; designs and provides high-quality, systemic, research-based professional learning and leadership experiences for teachers and leaders in math and science; president of Learning Forward Kentucky Affiliate; adjunct faculty at EKU and UK; former science teacher; former director of ARSI

 

KY SS training
Location:
KEDC- LEX
September 24, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

TBD

KY SS training
Location:
KEDC- LEX
September 24, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

TBD

PIMSER-Science Administrator Leadership Academy - KEDC
Location:
KEDC- LEX
October 29, 2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

* This is DAY TWO of a THREE-DAY series. 

 

Supporting science teaching and learning in schools and districts
Three-day Training Series: Sep. 3, Oct. 29, Nov. 26

 

Administrators will build capacity to support and encourage science teaching as envisioned by the NGSS in your building and district

Leave this Academy with:
  • A better understanding of the practices
  • An approach for supervision specific to science
  • Resources and rubrics to evaluate instruction and encourage growth in your science teaching staff
PIMSER is pleased to bring you a series of three sessions focused on science for principals, curriculum supervisors, special education coordinators, instructional supervisors, instructional coaches, and superintendents.  The sessions will work to develop your capacity to lead, support and encourage science teaching as envisioned and required by the Kentucky Academic Standards for Science in your building and district. This training has been vetted through a National Science Foundation supported grant.  Kentucky leaders now get to benefit from this work and the resources that were developed.

Goals of the Academy:
  • Help you understand that the science looks different than previous standards – not just the memorization of content but the actual doing of science
  • Increase your familiarity with the science practices as a way to think about what is and is not occurring in your school(s)
  • Support your ability to notice the science practices when watching science instruction – start to move beyond just general feedback to include science specific language that can support improved classroom teaching practice and student learning
  • Practice providing your teachers with feedback around the science practices
  • Provide you with resources to work with your teachers moving towards the new standards – introduce instructional strategies and revise a current science lesson
  • Plan a process to support your teachers in moving towards effective implementation of the science practices
Administrators may bring a lead teacher with them to the final meeting.  They will receive resources and ideas to up their expertise when implementing KAS for Science in their classroom, as well as ways to support the administrator as they design a plan for sharing with other teachers. 18 hours of EILA credit available

Cost
$300
Includes all training materials and three meeting days
Check with your finance office about utilizing ESSA funding to support your attendance

Presenters
Patti Works, PIMSER Regional Teacher Partner
Former elementary science teacher and lab teacher with 31 years of experience; KSTA Elementary Science Teacher of the Year, Presidential Award for Mathematics and Science Teaching receipient for Kentucky, leader in Fayette County Schools district-level FOCUS Grant (Facilitating Operational Communities for Understanding in Science); co-leader of the Fayette County Science Leadership Network; member of the NGSS Lead States Development Team; team leader for Fayette County’s Design and Development Team

Kim Zeidler-Watters, PIMSER Director
20+ years experience supporting K-12 education and improvement; designs and provides high-quality, systemic, research-based professional learning and leadership experiences for teachers and leaders in math and science; president of Learning Forward Kentucky Affiliate; adjunct faculty at EKU and UK; former science teacher; former director of ARSI

 

PIMSER-Science Administrator Leadership Academy - KEDC
Location:
KEDC- LEX
November 26, 2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

*This is DAY Three in a THREE -DAY SERIES

Supporting science teaching and learning in schools and districts
Three-day Training Series: Sep. 3, Oct. 29, Nov. 26

 

Administrators will build capacity to support and encourage science teaching as envisioned by the NGSS in your building and district

Leave this Academy with:
  • A better understanding of the practices
  • An approach for supervision specific to science
  • Resources and rubrics to evaluate instruction and encourage growth in your science teaching staff
PIMSER is pleased to bring you a series of three sessions focused on science for principals, curriculum supervisors, special education coordinators, instructional supervisors, instructional coaches, and superintendents.  The sessions will work to develop your capacity to lead, support and encourage science teaching as envisioned and required by the Kentucky Academic Standards for Science in your building and district. This training has been vetted through a National Science Foundation supported grant.  Kentucky leaders now get to benefit from this work and the resources that were developed.

Goals of the Academy:
  • Help you understand that the science looks different than previous standards – not just the memorization of content but the actual doing of science
  • Increase your familiarity with the science practices as a way to think about what is and is not occurring in your school(s)
  • Support your ability to notice the science practices when watching science instruction – start to move beyond just general feedback to include science specific language that can support improved classroom teaching practice and student learning
  • Practice providing your teachers with feedback around the science practices
  • Provide you with resources to work with your teachers moving towards the new standards – introduce instructional strategies and revise a current science lesson
  • Plan a process to support your teachers in moving towards effective implementation of the science practices
Administrators may bring a lead teacher with them to the final meeting.  They will receive resources and ideas to up their expertise when implementing KAS for Science in their classroom, as well as ways to support the administrator as they design a plan for sharing with other teachers. 18 hours of EILA credit available

Cost
$300
Includes all training materials and three meeting days
Check with your finance office about utilizing ESSA funding to support your attendance

Presenters
Patti Works, PIMSER Regional Teacher Partner
Former elementary science teacher and lab teacher with 31 years of experience; KSTA Elementary Science Teacher of the Year, Presidential Award for Mathematics and Science Teaching receipient for Kentucky, leader in Fayette County Schools district-level FOCUS Grant (Facilitating Operational Communities for Understanding in Science); co-leader of the Fayette County Science Leadership Network; member of the NGSS Lead States Development Team; team leader for Fayette County’s Design and Development Team

Kim Zeidler-Watters, PIMSER Director
20+ years experience supporting K-12 education and improvement; designs and provides high-quality, systemic, research-based professional learning and leadership experiences for teachers and leaders in math and science; president of Learning Forward Kentucky Affiliate; adjunct faculty at EKU and UK; former science teacher; former director of ARSI

 

Digital age skills are vital for preparing students to successfully work, live, and contribute to their local and global communities

Our highly-skilled consultants specialize in delivering customized professional developments that meet the needs of a school or district’s individual technology literacy. KEDC provides expert training that couples research-based instructional strategies with extensive knowledge of National technology and academic standards. Our trainings immerse educators in available technologies through guided hands-on practice to effectively increase student engagement and improve learning outcomes.

At KEDC, our commitment remains to partner with teachers and administrators to make the most of your technology investments. A consistent and persistent technology PD program will build capacity within your district and improve the quality of learning in the classroom. Every session will empower teachers to go beyond their current technology literacy level, and participants will leave with ideas for immediate implementation.

What we offer

  • Customized instruction and training material
  • Differentiated instruction using technology
  • Math and ELA Technology Workshops
  • iPads for educators
  • SMART Certified training
  • CIITS
  • Interactive software training
  • 21st Century skills development
  • Content-specific technology resources
  • Application training
  • Web 2.0 tools
  • Paperless Program Review
  • Technology Integration Consulting

See Professional Development for details

From our Facebook Feed:

Natalee Feese
Fayette County Mathematics

KEDC’s Technology PD is extremely valuable to our teachers.  Participants are exposed to a myriad of effective tools to keep students engaged and build capacity for mobile learning platforms. The material is relevant and effective and Tiffaney is both a personable and knowledgeable resource.  We loved every valuable moment!

Elementary Teacher
Clay County Schools

I would suggest that every teacher receive this training!  I will now make a point to implement some type of technology in every lesson because of the tools I now have.

Contact Information

Tiffaney Lavoie

Phone: 859-552-5399
Email: Tiffaney.Lavoie.@kedc.org
Twitter: @KEDCTechConsult