April 2019

KYSENT Sparkler

Monday, April 1st, 8:30-10:30am


The mission of Kentucky SENT is to encourage, nurture and elevate new teachers in their passion for teaching and learning. This initiative connects and supports new teachers across the Commonwealth of Kentucky. They are currently accepting nominations for KYSENT SPARKLER of the week!!

Nominate a new teacher at your school today!!

Promo Video

Visit their website to get to know this week's nominee!!

KY SENT Sparkler Nomination Form

Follow them on Twitter at @KY_SENT

Kentucky Academic Standards

Tuesday, April 2nd, 8am


Explore new Kentucky Academic Standards for Mathematics, Reading, and Writing and Computer Science at this dedicated website kystandards.org

The purpose of the Kentucky Academic Standards is to outline the minimum content standards required for all students before graduating from Kentucky public high schools.

Fall 2019 students and their families

Tuesday, April 16th, 4pm

Kenton Drive

Highland Heights, KY

Students and their families are invited to learn more about our outstanding academic programs at NKU at one of our Academic Showcases.

During an Academic Showcase, students will have an opportunity to:

  • Listen to a college academic overview and experience a hands-on, interactive session with the college of your choice to learn about the unique academic opportunities at NKU
  • Explore a student services browsing fair including financial aid, housing, and orientation to take care of business
  • Explore campus on a walking tour with a student guide (optional)
  • Listen to an NKU overview - next steps, tuition and housing information (optional)

Location: Northern Kentucky University Kenton Drive Highland Heights, KY 41076

Visit https://connect.nku.edu/portal/admitted_student_events_yield?id=f6166f17-026f-43ce-938f-821cd1d46c1a for more information or to register!

Specially Designed Instruction in Mathematics

Tuesday, April 23rd, 4-5:30pm

5516 East Alexandria Pike

Cold Spring, KY

Evidence-based strategies for Kindergarten through grade 12. Supporting teachers and administrators on the use of CSA-Concrete-Semi-Concrete-Abstract.

EILA credits available.


Special & General Education Teachers, IC's


NKCES Members Free

Non Members $10.00

Location: Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Educational Services

Visit https://www.nkces.org/calendar-of-events/ for more information or to register.

Accessing Text

Thursday, April 25th, 4-5:30pm

5516 East Alexandria Pike

Cold Spring, KY

Do you need ideas for helping students access text? Struggling readers, students with disabilities, and students who seem disconnected from learning often find it difficult to engage with grade-level texts. In this session, learn ways to provide opportunities for all students to meaningfully interact with text. Both high and low tech options will be explored.


NKCES Members: Free

Non-Members: $10.00

Location: Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Education Services

Visit https://www.nkces.org/events-pd/ for more information or to register!

The Power of Teamwork 2.0

Friday, April 26th, 9am-1pm

1379 Donaldson Highway

Erlanger, KY

By popular demand, NKCES welcomes back Ted Wiese

High School Transition Event

  • Includes NEW interactive, thought-provoking, and FUN activities. New and returning students are welcome.
  • Demonstrates the incredible power of teamwork.
  • Empowers students to make a positive difference in their school and communities.
  • Inspires and motivates emerging leaders to pursue a lifetime of excellence.
  • Fosters lasting unity.
  • Promotes a broadening of friendship base.

Audience: OVR eligible

Cost: Free

Location: Receptions Conference Center

Visit https://www.nkces.org/calendar-of-events/ for more information or to register.

Strategies to Support Students with Challenging Behaviors

Tuesday, April 30th, 4-5:30pm

5516 East Alexandria Pike

Cold Spring, KY

Come and learn how to incorporate researched and evidenced based practices into your teaching repertoire that will help assist you in Supporting Students with Challenging Behaviors.

Together we can improve student outcomes!!

EILA credits available

Audience: Special Education and Collaborative Teachers


Location: Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Educational Services

Visit https://www.nkces.org/calendar-of-events/ for more information or to register.

2019 Excellence in Education Dinner

Tuesday, April 30th, 5pm

1379 Donaldson Highway

Erlanger, KY

Celebrate A Decade of Success

Celebrating 10 Years

of our region's students, educators, community and business leaders

2019 Excellence in Education Dinner

Business Attire

See registration for cost

Registration Form for Payment

Location: Receptions Erlanger, KY

Click here to register.

For more information: akleeman@nkyec.org 859-282-9214

ECSITE - Educator Professional Development

Wednesday, May 1st, 8:30am

1301 Western Avenue

Cincinnati, OH

Educator Professional Development

ECSITE currently consists of four educator workshops, all KY Approved Early Care and Education Trainings and OH Approved Professional Development trainings, which provide early childhood educators with required training hours. The first three workshops listed are 90 minutes in length; the fourth workshop is 120 minutes. The first three workshops also have accompanying 90 minute sessions that help educators apply the theory to early childhood classroom experiences.

· Approaches to Teaching Science

o Participants experience three distinct approaches to teaching science, and identify the characteristics and benefits of using each approach individually and collectively.

· Science Process Skills

o Participants experience, identify and understand six science skills children should develop to become successful science learners.

· Science Experiments

o Participants will understand the benefits of students taking control of their own science experiments and discover how science investigations can enhance six skills children should develop to become successful science learners.

· Raising Questions

o Participants will understand how to elicit questions that can lead students to investigations and practice a method of turning non-investigable questions into those that can be investigated.

Tony Lawson

Cincinnati Museum Center

Senior Director, School and Teacher Partnerships


office (513) 287-7000 ext 7201

mobile (513) 485-2410


Find us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

MHA Education Summit

Thursday, May 2nd, 3pm to Friday, May 3rd, 4pm

50 East Freedom Way

Cincinnati, OH

Developing Resiliency in the Provider

Alison Savage, MS, LPCC-S

The Mayerson Center

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

A great way to kick off this year's Summit! Before you can help others, you need to take care of yourself, so take the time to learn practical techniques for developing and sustaining your resiliency. A must attend program for all adults that support and service youth. (2 CEUs)

Networking Event

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Enjoy appetizers and a choice of beverages as you network with other thought leaders in resiliency and social and emotional learning. Behavioral health and educational service providers will be on hand to demonstrate and discuss important services available in the region.

May 3rd

Facilitating Learning, Resilience, and Hope in our Students and Ourselves

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Mary U. Vicario, LPCC-S

Finding Hope Consulting, LLC

Sarah Buffie, MSW, LSW

Soul Bird Consulting, LLC

This presentation focuses on brain-based interventions to help students of all ages and ability levels. Participants will learn the top five resilience factors found in those who have experienced toxic stress or trauma and moved beyond it. Learn the techniques that develop the safe environment and attachment that all youth need for both academic success and a happy successful life.

Shared Reading: Story Books & Social Hooks

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Amy Cook, PhD

University of Massachusetts Boston

Join Dr. Cook as she demonstrates how stories/literature can be used to develop and reinforce resiliency factors in youth. Using actual examples, Dr. Cook's presentation is designed to introduce the techniques used to fully leverage stories via discussion and writing prompts in K-12.

Creating and Using a Calming Room

2:45 PM to 4:00 PM

Elana Carnevale, MPH

MindPeace Cincinnati

Join Elana and some special guests as they explore the components of a calming room, as well as how a calming room can be utilized from the perspective of a school administrator or counselor.

CEU Information


May 2 & 3 (Early Bird Discount) $190.00

May 2 Only (no discount) $85.00

May 3 Only (no discount) $145.00

Location: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Click Here for more information or to register.

Regional PLCs

(all PLCs are held in the NKCES PD Room unless otherwise noted)

Arts & Humanities - 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

April 11, 2019

Special Education Teachers - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

April 17, 2019

Instructional Coach PLC - 8:30 am - 10:30 am

April 23, 2019


(all meetings are held in the NKCES PD Room unless otherwise noted)

Important Dates Calendar

Grants Consortium

April 3, 2019

8:00 AM

NKCES, Meeting Room 1st floor

NKCES Board of Directors Meeting

April 10, 2019

8:30 am

Title I / II

April 19, 2019

8:00 am - 9:45 am

PL Consortium

April 19, 2019

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

DoSE Meeting

April 26, 2019

12 pm - 4 pm


April 26, 2019

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Shareable Resources

Please contact Christina Sizemore at christina.sizemore@nkces.org with questions regarding the above training's.