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Sessions At-a-Glance

December 2021

 

December 10th
9:00am - 2:30pm

VIRTUAL
Training


 

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Virtual | Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines Training


LENGTH: (6) Hours | EILA Credit Provided
DESCRIPTION: 

Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines Training

December 6, 2021

Virtual 

 

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.

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

 

December 10th 9:00am-1:00pm

In-person

WKEC Conference Center
Eddyville, KY

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Finance Officer Training

AGENDA

9:00 A.M.      Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:15 A.M.      Draft Budget and Budgeting Strategies

                        SEEK Projections

                        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
Virtual

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Wellness Wednesday

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

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
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.

For questions contact kayla.jones@wkec.org

December 20th 1:00pm-3:00pm

Virtual

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SLP Ethics

 

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.

TARGET 

AUDIENCE:  SLPs

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

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.

For more information please contact laura.miller@wkec.org

January 2022

January 6th
9am

VIRTUAL


 

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PBIS Coaches Network

The PBIS Coaches Network will meet monthly to give PBIS coaches and coordinators the opportunity to network among one another, determine next steps and needs for your district, gain resources and tools to take back to use with your district, and to help you build PBIS implementation with fidelity.

Target Audience:  District-level PBIS Coaches and Coordinators


Contact person:  kayla.jones@wkec.org



 

January 13th
9am - 3pm

In-Person
Lunch Provided

WKEC Conference
Center
435 Outlet Ave
Eddyville, KY


 

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Lone Star Teacher PLC

Are you a lone rock star teacher in your school?  Are you the only person teaching your content in your school or district?  Join our WKEC Lone Stars professional learning community and meet with others who teach the same content as you.  The in person kick off event includes lunch at no charge.    After meeting your team in person we will convien virtually twice a month on Thursday afternoons from 3:30 - 4:30 pm.  Don’t delay, register now and leave the Lone Star State!

Target Audience:  All teachers K - 12 across the WKEC Region who are the only teacher in their building or district who teach their content area




 

January 19th
9am - 10am

VIRTUAL

 

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Wellness Wednesday:  New Year, New Me - Creating Healthy Habits 
Habits- something that we all have, and they can be good or they can be bad. The new year is the time to make sure you start your upcoming year off right and rid yourself of as many bad habits as possible. In this session, we will look at identifying some current habits that you currently possess and determine if they are
good or bad. Then we will start discussion on being able to identify healthy habits for your mind, your body,
and your spirit. We will talk about how you can adapt these healthy habits into your normal day and how you
can help students to identify and create healthy habits for themselves.


TARGET
AUDIENCE: All School Staff - Counselors, Administrators, Teachers, Support Staff


LEARNING TARGETS:  
1- Identify and label current habits that you possess.
2- Learn multiple healthy habit strategies that you can implement within your normal day for your mind
and body.
3- Become familiar with ways that you can help students create healthy habits for their mind and body.

1 hour EILA credit offered

CONTACT PERSON:   kayla.jones@wkec.org 

January 28th
8:30am-3:00pm

In-Person:

WKEC Conference Center - Eddyville 

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Zones of Regulation Training

The Zones of Regulation is a systematic, cognitive-behavioral approach used to teach us how to regulate our feelings, energy and sensory needs in order to meet the demands of the situation around us and be successful socially. The Zones can be used across the school to give a common language to understanding and working through different situations. 

TARGET
AUDIENCE:  School teams preferred- suggestion of team members include: counselor, administrator, general education teacher, special education teacher, physical therapists, occupational therapists


LEARNING TARGETS:  *Get Ready- Learn what the Zones of Regulation framework is and how it connects to SEL and PBIS initiatives in your school
*Get Set- Gain implementation strategies for feeling recognition and self-regulation
*Go- Gather resources to take back to begin implementing right away

CONTACT PERSON:   kayla.jones@wkec.org  OR  carla.mangels@wkec.org

February 2022

February 28th
8:30am-3:00pm

In-Person:

WKEC Conference Center - Eddyville 

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Zones of Regulation Training

The Zones of Regulation is a systematic, cognitive-behavioral approach used to teach us how to regulate our feelings, energy and sensory needs in order to meet the demands of the situation around us and be successful socially. The Zones can be used across the school to give a common language to understanding and working through different situations. 

TARGET
AUDIENCE:  School teams preferred- suggestion of team members include: counselor, administrator, general education teacher, special education teacher, physical therapists, occupational therapists


LEARNING TARGETS:  *Get Ready- Learn what the Zones of Regulation framework is and how it connects to SEL and PBIS initiatives in your school
*Get Set- Gain implementation strategies for feeling recognition and self-regulation
*Go- Gather resources to take back to begin implementing right away

CONTACT PERSON:   kayla.jones@wkec.org  OR  carla.mangels@wkec.org