NKCES 1 STOP NTI RESOURCES
Connecting our region to must-have resources
In this ever-changing teaching and learning world, we are here to CONNECT, GROW & SERVE
We believe in the power of connection - in this one-stop resource, we're continuing to compile the latest resources for educators and administrators to use as they support students and families across the region. From quick tools you can use to build videos and instructional tools to professional development opportunities, this page is full of links curated and built just for you!
Check out our new online trainings!
Built with growing in mind
Option 1: In our NKCES Online Training Website, you have access to "on demand" 2 hour PD that you can access with the click of a button. Training topics range from behavior supports to screencasting for instruction and trauma informed care. All trainings on this site can be completed for PD or EILA credit.
Option 2: At our NKCES website, you can explore our calendar at a glance to register for trainings that will be sent to your email for participation. Training topics include Chromebook and Microsoft eligibility, baseline data, co-teaching, and more.
NKCES: BUILDING CAPACITY ~ ONE LEARNER AT A TIME!
We've got something for everyone!
In addition, we've partnered with expert consultants at Kentucky School for the Blind, Kentucky School for the Deaf and the Kentucky Autism Training Center to offer trainings specific to supporting students with disabilities in general education settings.
Functions of Behavior
Explore the functions of behavior in this 2 hour training designed for classified and support staff. PD and EILA credit available.
In this training, you'll learn how to use visual support strategies to increase appropriate behaviors. 2 hours of PD/EILA credit available.
Supporting High Expectations in Special Education
A 2 hour training for administrators - our focus is on reviewing the latest in evidence-based practices to support students with disabilities in general education and resource settings.
Functions of Behavior
Connect to great sites for Professional Learning!
Growing your teaching tools for NTI Instruction!
Click here to access 175+ links to teaching tools and resources to support online instruction. This resource includes professional development appropriate for certified and classified staff.
To learn more about our work
Thriving in Quarantine Times
Our hope is that this collective work will provide tools to help you thrive during this uncharted journey.
The COVID19 outbreak will have a significant impact on practice, structures and education as we know it. This can be a positive –if we shape it. Finding ways to use our tools, strengthen our capacity and support one another will refine us in a beautiful way.
We invite you to take time to explore a few new tools or visit some of your "favorites" to thrive through this journey. Use these tools to approach our new world with an abundance mindset, work together more effectively and stretch ourselves to think beyond our current reach. Find your spot---ask for help…take time to lean in and support one another as we connect grow and serve! Together we can emerge even stronger on the other side of COVID19- if we shape it now!
MINDFULNESS: Loving-Kindness Meditation
What Is Loving Kindness Meditation?
Loving-Kindness Meditation focuses on developing feelings of goodwill, kindness, and warmth towards others (Salzberg, 1997). Research shows that Loving-Kindness Meditation has tremendous benefits from greater well-being to providing relief from illness and improving emotional intelligence.
Using the phrases below (or phrases you prefer), repeat the words each time focusing on a different person/group. START WITH YOURSELF. This is often difficult for some individuals but it is like an oxygen mask...you put yours on first!
- Sending Loving-Kindness to Yourself
- Sending Loving-Kindness to the Neutral Party
- Sending Loving-Kindness to the Difficult Party
- Sending Loving-Kindness to a loved-one
Why not take a chance to increase positive emotions and decreases negative emotions?!