07/18/19 — Peer Support Networks


Peer Support Networks

July 18, 2019

8:30-2:30

WKEC Conference Center

Time to start Networking! WKEC will be hosting our first regional training for Peer Support Networks on July 18th. During this training, participants will learn the difference between Peer Support Arrangements and Peer Support Networks; the research behind the program; and the benefits to students with and without disabilities and your school climate as a whole.  Strategies and plans for expanding inclusive activities within your school will be shared. Time will also be allowed for district level teams to develop action plans for implementation.

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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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07/23/19 — Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines

Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines

July 23, 2019

8:30-3:30

WKEC Conference Center – Eddyville, KY

Research has shown that students in special education make disproportionately more threats, as well as more severe threats, than peers in general education. As a result, WKEC is pleased to present Dr. Dewey Cornell’s Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines.

This model provides a 5-step decision tree and triage approach which will enable most threats to be acted upon immediately and resolved quickly. Schools are encouraged to attend this training as a multi-disciplinary team, which may include a School Principal or Assistant Principal, School Resource Officer, School Psychologist, School Counselor, School Social Worker or other team members. One of the key factors in this threat assessment model is to distinguish between transient threats (those threats spoken in anger and frustration and can be resolved easily) and substantive threats (those threats which include serious intent and detailed plans).  Thus, a threat assessment plan will delineate the difference between a student MAKING a threat versus the student who POSES a threat.

**Although it is recommended that each person on the school or district Threat Assessment team, have a copy of Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines manual, it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that each team have at least one manual.

Available from Amazon.com or by purchase order from School Threat Assessment Consultants LLC at www.schoolta.com. ISBN 978-0-692-19210-8Embed URLEmbed

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Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines [Dewey Cornell] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Presenting the only K-12 school threat assessment model supported by controlled studies, this new manual is a sequel to the author’s original manual

If you have any questions, please email Carla (carla.mangels@wkec.org) or David (david.daniel@wkec.org).

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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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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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