Professional Development Opportunities
9:00am - 2:30pm
Virtual | Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines Training
LENGTH: (6) Hours | EILA Credit Provided
Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines Training
December 6, 2021
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 has a copy of Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines manual, it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that each team has at least one manual.
December 10th 9:00am-1:00pm
WKEC Conference Center
Finance Officer Training
9:00 A.M. Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:15 A.M. Draft Budget and Budgeting Strategies
Eric Bletzinger, Muhlenberg County Schools
11:00 A.M. Salary Projections
Michael Moreland, Breckinridge County Public Schools
12:00 P.M. ESSER Funds Usage and Equity
1:00 P.M. Final Remarks and Adjournment
December 15th 9:00am-10:00am
Naughty or Nice: Dealing with Negativity and Toxicity
Dealing with negative, toxic people is something that we all face at one time or another in our lives. And as educators,
it sometimes feels that we have to face it more often than not. Maybe it's a negative colleague or administrator,
maybe it's a toxic relationship with a parent or student, or maybe we are the one having trouble finding that positive
mindset. In this session, we will discuss different ways to deal with negativity so the toxic energy of others does not
become something that affects us on a personal level. We will discuss strategies on how to cope with the negativity
of others, learn ways that we can change our negative mindset into a positive one; and then learn how to adapt these
strategies to help our students when they are put in similar situations.
TARGET AUDIENCE: All School Staff - Counselors, Administrators, Teachers, Support Staff
1- Become familiar with how to pick up on signs that you are in a toxic environment
2- Learn strategies on how to help adults and students deal with negativity and toxicity
3- Learn how to realize when you have a negative, toxic mindset and strategies to help yourself cope through the feelings.
1 hour of PD/EILA credit offered upon completion of feedback form.
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December 20th 1:00pm-3:00pm
This ethics session, presented by Nikki Gaylord, will serve to meet your required hour of Ethics training for ASHA certification maintenance. This will be an interactive session focused on school based case studies and how the code of ethics can help support you and your clinical decisions. About the presenter: Dr. J. Nikki Gaylord is an assistant professor at Murray State University in the Center for Communication Disorders. Dr. Gaylord has been a practicing speech-language pathologist for over 20 years. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Southeast Missouri State University. She completed her doctorate of clinical science in speech-language pathology in 2019 from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions and is currently working toward completion of a doctorate of education in P-20 leadership from Murray State University. Her current research interests include exercise-induced laryngeal obstruction in athletes, exercise-induced dyspnea, voice disorders, clinical supervision, and ethics and diversity in speech-language pathology.
SLP's will be able to identify ethical dilemmas faced by school based SLP's.
SLP's will be able to reference the SLP Code of Professional Ethics in order to defend clinical decisions.
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