NKCES TOP TEN

Winter Edition

Creating a Trauma Sensitive Community

Wednesday, Dec. 5th, 5:30-6:30pm

333 Thomas More Parkway

Crestview Hills, KY

The Northern Kentucky Education Council, in partnership with Campbell County Schools and Thomas More University, invite you to an important conversation with best selling author, Kristin Sourers. Come learn what it means to become trauma sensitive and hear how the Northern Kentucky Community can support schools across the region in reaching and teaching our most vulnerable population. Kristen is viewed as a national trauma expert and you won't want to miss an evening with her as she shares strategies on how to help make NKY a trauma-sensitive place to work and learn! We hope to see you there!


Cost:

Free to the Public

Location: Thomas More University - The Theater in the Administration Building

2018 Fall/Winter KDE Continuous Improvement (Novice Reduction Workshops)

Thursday, Dec. 6th, 8:30am-3:30pm

99 Center Street

Florence, KY

"Mind Shift: Moving from a Culture of Teaching to a Culture of Learning"


In this interactive 6-hour session, Continuous Improvement Coaches will assist participants in using instructional models as frameworks for creating highly effective lessons that exemplify a mindset shift from teaching to learning. As educators seek to develop a culture where learning is the core business of schools/districts, they will need to deepen their understanding of how to utilize meta-cognitive strategies to allow learners to autonomy for learning. This shift will promulgate and increase in student self-regulated learning as well as Collective Teacher Efficacy - both influences from Hattie's work. In addition, the session will provide an opportunity for participants to deepen their work with meta-cognitive thinking rather than with isolated strategies. EILA credit will be provided upon reguest.


Audience: Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Administrators

Cost: Free

Location: Ralph Rush (Boone County)

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

Reducing Problem Behavior in Self-Contained Settings

Wednesday, Jan. 9th 2019 at 8:30am-3:30pm

500 Technology Way

Florence, KY


  • FBA process, looking at functions of behavior
  • Research based teaching procedures
  • Gaining instructional control
  • Best practices of behavioral success in self-contained classrooms
  • De-escalation strategies


Audience: Special Education Teachers with a background in ABA who work in self-contained settings

Cost:

NKCES Members: $10.00

Non-Members: $100.00

Location: Gateway Community & Technical College

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

Motivation in Education

Saturday, Jan. 26th 2019 at 8am-12pm

8485 Ridge Avenue

Cincinnati, OH

Keynote Speaker: Chris Ulmer

This half-day conference, hosted by the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati, focuses on ways to motivate, engage, connect with, and educate students with disabilities, specifically Down syndrome. Our keynote speaker Chris Ulmer, motivational speaker, special ed professional, and creator of Special Books By Special Kids, will inspire us all with his approach to educating and connecting with extraordinary students. Breakout sessions will focus on best practices and new ideas for students of all abilities; attendees will walk away with easy-to-implement teaching tactics and real ways to make a difference in the classroom. While this conference focuses on Down syndrome, the themes and learnings can be applied to students with any disability or learning challenge.


Topics will be confirmed closer to the conference, so we can provide the most desired ones. *Implementing accommodations & modifications in the classroom *Identifying character strengths in students *Cultivating effective communication between parents and school team *Overcoming behavior obstacles for a positive learning environment *Developing an inclusion plan that works for everyone


Cost:

Early Bird Admission: $10.00 (good until January 3, 2019) increases to $20.00

Early Bird "Discount" admission for Classroom Aides & College Students Only: $5.00 (good until January 3, 2019) increases $10.00


Location: Mayerson JCC of Cincinnati

Visit https://dsagc.salsalabs.org/motivationineducation/index.html for more information or to register.

Conceptual Building Blocks Fraction Module Grades 3-5

Wednesday, Feb. 6th 2019 at 8:30am to Thursday, Feb. 7th 2019 at 3:30pm

5516 East Alexandria Pike

Cold Spring, KY

NKCES in partnership with SESC

Two full days of training:


  • Math Content Standards and Standard for Mathematical Practices
  • C-S-A Concrete-Semi-Abstract
  • Strategies that meet the needs of Diverse Learners



Audience: Special Education & General Education Teachers

Cost:

NKCES Members: $30.00

Non-Members: $60.00

Location: Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Educational Services

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

Reducing Problem Behaviors in General Education Settings & Collaborative Settings

Wednesday, Feb. 6th 2019 at 8:30am-3:30pm

500 Technology Way

Florence, KY


  • FBA process, functions of behavior
  • Research based teaching procedures
  • Gaining instructional control
  • Best practices of behavioral success in general education collaborative classroms
  • De-escalation strategies


Audience: Special Education and General Education Teachers in collaborative General Education classrooms


Cost:

NKCES Members: $10.00

Non-Members: $100.00

Location: NKCES Professional Development Center

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

Problem Behaviors in Preschool Classrooms

Friday, Feb. 8th 2019 at 8:30am-3:30pm

99 Center Street

Florence, KY

Creating behavioral success in early childhood classroom

  • Classwide strategies
  • Teaching rules and expectations
  • Allocating resources - paras and teachers working together
  • Individual behavior plan strategies (preference assessment, token boards, fading prompts, etc.)
  • Finding functions of the behavior with case studies

Cost:

Members $10.00

Non-Members $100.00

Location: Ralph Rush

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

Special Education Boot Camp #2

Monday, Feb. 18th 2019 at 8:30am-3:30pm

5516 East Alexandria Pike

Cold Spring, KY

Presenter: John Winslow

Best Practices for: Classroom Management, Scheduling, Data Collection, Accommodations/Modifications as Presented in the KAS/IEP Guidelines


This workshop is intended for those SPED teachers who attended Boot Camp #1 and/or those new SPED teachers who were unable to attend session Boot Camp #1 and whose roles are:

  • ASD
  • MSD
  • LD/Resourse
  • LD/Collaborative


This will be a hands on workshop with a make and take session provided.


This workshop will included a presentation of researched based practices, along with KAS and IEP information that will support students within special education and general education settings.


Cost:

NKCES Members: Free

Non-Members: $25.00

Location: Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Education Services

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

(SNAP) Student Numeracy Assessment Progression

Tuesday, Feb. 19th 2019 at 8:30am to Wednesday, Feb. 20th 2019 at 3:30pm

5516 East Alexandria Pike

Cold Spring, KY

Two full days of training:

  • Diagnostic Assessments
  • Number Words & Numeral Identification
  • Structuring Addition & Subtraction Strategies


This training requires 2 teachers from your districts to attend. You and your partner will meet at your school on the morning of day 2 to administer the assessment tool to 2 of your students that have permission to be video taped for educational purposes. Each pair of teachers will analyze their video in the afternoon on day 2.

Each teacher will be responsible for verifying permission to video their student participant.


Audience: Special Education Teacher K-1

Cost:

NKCES Members $20.00

Non-Members $40.00

Location: Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Educational Services

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

Growing your PLN with Twitter

Thursday, Feb. 21st 2019 at 4-5:30pm

5516 East Alexandria Pike

Cold Spring, KY

Presenter: Amelia Brown

A wealth of relevant information is available at your fingertips TODAY! If you are a Twitter beginner, join us to get started! After a hands-on how-to-you will quickly connect with like-minded educators willing to share, connect, and grow on a global scale.


Audience: All educators in any capacity are welcome to join!!

Cost:

NKCES Members: Free

Non-Members: $25.00

Location: Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Educational Services

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

Regional PLCs

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



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

December 5, 2018

January 16, 2019

February 16, 2019


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

December 6, 2018

January 10, 2019

February 7, 2019


Special Education Consultants - 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

December 10, 2018

February 11, 2019


Instructional Coach - 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

December 11, 2018

February 12, 2019


NKY English Learners - 10:00 AM

December 14, 2018

February 15, 2019


School Counselor - 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

January 8, 2019


Preschool - 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

January 11, 2019


Physical Education - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

January 14, 2019


Media Specialist - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

January 17, 2019

IMPORTANT MEETINGS

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


Important Dates Calendar


RSP Advisory Board Meeting

December 4, 2018

NKCES, Meeting Room 1st floor


Grants Consortium

December 5, 2018
8:00 AM

NKCES, Meeting Room 1st floor


NKCES Board of Directors Meeting

No Meeting in December


Title I / II

No Meeting in December


PL Consortium

No Meeting in December


DoSE Meeting

No Meeting in December


NKAGE

No Meeting in December

Shareable Resources

Check out what we've been up to at NKCES...

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