07/16/19 — Functional Communication Training-Day 1

Functional Communication Training

July 16, 2019

8:30-3:30

WKEC Conference Center – Eddyville, KY

This will be a repeat of the training originally offered March 21. In this training we will answer the question, “What is functional communication?” and how it may look different for each communicator. Participants will discuss barriers and myths regarding functional communication. We will then delve into a process for evaluating and identifying where and how to begin the process of teaching functional communication to our students. Considerations such as meaningful context, vocabulary selection, environment, interaction strategies, and communicative opportunities will be discussed. 

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07/17/19 — Functional Communication in the Classroom-Day 2

Functional Communication in the Classroom

July 17, 2019

8:30-3:30

WKEC Conference Center – Eddyville, KY

“Functional Communication in the Classroom” is the second part of the “Functional Communication Training.” During this training, teachers will learn strategies needed for facilitating students use of functional communication when engaging in academic activities. Teachers/SLP will learn how to translate questions into “Core Language” and strategically plan opportunities for participation throughout the school day. 

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07/22/19 — Trauma Informed Care for Educators

Trauma Informed Care for Educators

July 22, 2019

8:30-3:30

WKEC Conference Center – Eddyville, KY

The Kentucky Department of Education feels that becoming trauma-informed should be an essential component of the overall mission of the education system. A trauma-informed school recognizes that trauma affects staff, students, families, communities, and systems. Trauma disproportionately affects students with disabilities.

In Kentucky, 1 in 5 children has been exposed to two or more traumatic events by the time they are 5 years old.   Therefore, most educators deal with children’s reactions to trauma, which can manifest as learning and behavior difficulties in the school setting. Schools serve as a critical system of support for children who have experienced trauma. Administrators, teachers, and staff can help reduce the effects of trauma on children by recognizing trauma responses, accommodating and responding to traumatized students within the classroom, and referring children to outside professionals when necessary.

To encourage Trauma Sensitive Schools, WKEC is pleased to present Trauma Informed Care for Educators. This is the first step in assisting your school in obtaining a “Trauma Sensitive Schools” designation.

It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that participants attend as school teams. Suggestions for teams include:   administrator, counselor, general education teacher, special education teacher, and any other pertinent staff that are enthusiastic and eager to serve as change agents, meet regularly, and introduce key concepts about trauma and its impact on learning to the rest of the staff in their school. Members should demonstrate a commitment to building trauma sensitive schools.

Research indicates the following outcomes when schools are “trauma informed”:

IMPROVED:

  • academic achievement and test scores
  • school climate
  • teacher sense of satisfaction and retention
  • graduation rates
  • community and family collaboration with school

REDUCED:

  • student behavioral outbursts and referrals
  • stress for staff and students
  • absences, detentions, and suspensions
  • student bullying, harassment and fights
  • need for special education services and classes.

Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to: define and identify methods of measurement, collect and graph progress data, analyze, interpret and make instructional decisions about students and demonstrate the linkage between progress monitoring and writing present levels for annual goals.

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07/24/19 — Boardmaker Online-Learn the Basics…and much more! -HENDERSON location

Boardmaker Online – Learn the Basics…and much more!

Location: Henderson Co. Schools Technology Building- 1715 2nd St. Henderson, KY

Date: July 24, 2019

Time: 8:30-2:30

This training will be interactive and facilitated by a Boardmaker Representative via Zoom meeting. Participants will be given a general overview of all the basic and advanced features of Boardmaker online. From create and edit boards to Instructional Solutions (i.e., Book Bridge, Core First, and Expedition Education) and progress monitoring; this training will cover it all. Topics covered will be based on each learners needs. The afternoon will be interactive as participants will have time to explore new features or to create and share materials to help start off the new school year. 

Register, complete the survey, and get ready for some Boardmaker fun! 

Oh, and ALL participants will be given 3 free months of Boardmaker Online!!!

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07/24/19 — Boardmaker Online-Learn the Basics…and much more! -MAYFIELD location

Boardmaker Online – Learn the Basics…and much more! -MAYFIELD location

Location: WK&T Tech Park, 99 East Powell Rd., Mayfield, KY

Date: July 24, 2019

Time: 8:30-2:30

This training will be interactive and facilitated by a Boardmaker Representative via Zoom meeting. Participants will be given a general overview of all the basic and advanced features of Boardmaker online. From create and edit boards to Instructional Solutions (i.e., Book Bridge, Core First, and Expedition Education) and progress monitoring; this training will cover it all. Topics covered will be based on each learners needs. The afternoon will be interactive as participants will have time to explore new features or to create and share materials to help start off the new school year. 

Register, complete the survey, and get ready for some Boardmaker fun! 

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Boardmaker Online knowledge & Use Survey

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07/24/19 — Co-Teaching

Co-Teaching

July 24, 2019

8:30-3:30

WKEC Conference Center – Eddyville, KY

During this session, participants will increase their knowledge of how an inclusive philosophy effectively drives resources, professional development practices, and effective scheduling for students with disabilities.   Participants will discuss the co-teaching approaches recommended for providing students with increased practice turns & feedback opportunities.

The following will be examined closely:  stages of co-teaching partnerships, small changes that make big differences, and required groundwork for positive relationships between co-teachers.

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07/25/19 — MSD Bootcamp Scheduling and Environmental Arrangement


MSD Bootcamp – Scheduling and Environmental Arrangement – Recommended for Year 1 or Year 2-3 if not previously attended-REPEAT SESSION

July 25, 2019

8:30-2:30

WKEC Conference Center – Eddyville, KY

This series of Professional Learning is designed specifically for New or returning MSD teachers identified by the director of special education in their district. These teachers will gain critical information in preparation for their first year of instruction. The topic for this session is Scheduling and Environmental Arrangement for teachers of moderate and severe disabilities.  Coaching and technical support will be provided throughout the school year to address goals set by the participant.  

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