Featured Events

Strategies for Working with Preschool Students Who Are Visually Impaired

Date: Dec 09, 2016 - Dec 09, 2016

Time: 8:30 - 3:00 CST

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

Cost: GRECC members: $0.00, Non-GRECC members: $0.00

Description:

The Green River Regional Educational Cooperative is pleased to co-host this workshop in cooperation with Visually Impaired Preschool Services, Kentucky School for the Blind, and Simpson County Early Childhood Regional Training Center.

Workshop Topics:

  • Transitions
  • Common Diagnoses
  • Incidental Learning
  • Concept Development
  • ECC for Preschoolers
  • O&M for Preschoolers
  • Assistive Technology in the Preschool Classroom

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Contact Kelly Davis @kelly.davis@grrec.org with any questions.

See the Sound - Visual Phonics

Date: Dec 06, 2016 - Dec 07, 2016

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CST

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

Cost: GRECC members: $50.00, Non-GRECC members: $50.00

Description:

See the Sound – Visual Phonics is a system of 46 unique hand cues and symbols that represent the sounds of English.  It is a somewhat simplified, visual, kinesthetic version of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA).  Participants will learn a hand cue for each of the 46 sounds in English.  Each hand cue is associated in some way with the production of the particular sound.  See the Sound – Visual Phonics benefits students who read below grade level in general or special education settings, children in early education programs, at-risk readers, students who are deaf or hard or hearing with any degree of hearing loss, and students learning English as a second language.

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Contact Kelly Davis at kelly.davis@grrec.org with any questions.

Student-Centered Social Studies Strategies: Middle School/High School

Date: Jan 26, 2017 - Jan 26, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CST

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: Dr. Jana Kirchner, Instructional Supervisor, Simpson County Schools

Cost: GRECC members: $100.00, Non-GRECC members: $200.00

Description:

Effective teachers know the importance of engaging students, integrating literacy strategies in content lessons, and designing inquiry lessons that embed critical thinking, but what does that look and sound like in a social studies classroom? Join us and experience strategies for moving from a teacher-centered to a more student-centered social studies classroom.

Attendees will participate in a variety of lessons that illustrate these topics:

  • Teaching social studies using inquiry practices
  • Planning lessons using research-based social studies strategies
  • Locating quality sources and resources

Teachers will need to bring a future lesson or unit topic and join with grade-level peers to plan strategies and locate resources on that topic.

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Contact Amanda Turner at amanda.turner@grrec.org or Melissa Biggerstaff at melissa.biggerstaff@grrec.org with any questions.

Meaningful Mathematics: Ratio and Proportional Reasoning

Date: Dec 07, 2016 - Dec 08, 2016

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CST

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: Jennifer Clemmons, Math Consultant -- Randi Womack, Math Consultant

Cost: GRECC members: $50.00, Non-GRECC members: $50.00

Description:

GRREC is pleased to present Meaningful Mathematics: Ratio and Proportional Reasoning for 6-8 educators of mathematics. This learning experience provides a deep study of the Kentucky Academic Standards (KAS) of mathematics with a focus on the Standards for Mathematical Practice and Vertical Progressions of ratio and proportional thinking. We will explore strategies using a variety of tools and approaches that will support the development of a culture that fosters a love of learning mathematics.  This professional learning was developed to support teachers in meeting the needs of all students with a focus on struggling math learners.

Learning Targets:

  • Experience and learn strategies that will deepen content knowledge and pedagogy
  • Learn strategies for developing a culture that fosters a love of learning mathematics

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Contact Jennifer Clemmons at jennifer.clemmons@grrec.org with any quesitons.

Meaningful Mathematics: Algebraic Thinking

Date: Feb 15, 2017 - Feb 16, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CST

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: Jennifer Clemmons, Math Consultant -- Randi Womack, Math Consultant

Cost: GRECC members: $50.00, Non-GRECC members: $50.00

Description:

GRREC is pleased to present Meaningful Mathematics: Algebraic Thinking for 6-8 educators of mathematics. This learning experience provides a deep study of the Kentucky Academic Standards (KAS) of mathematics with a focus on the Standards for Mathematical Practice and Vertical Progressions of algebraic thinking. We will explore strategies using a variety of tools and approaches that will support the development of a culture that fosters a love of learning mathematics.  This professional learning was developed to support teachers in meeting the needs of all students with a focus on struggling math learners.

Learning Targets:

  • Experience and learn strategies that will deepen content knowledge and pedagogy
  • Learn strategies for developing a culture that fosters a love of learning mathematics

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Contact Jennifer Clemmons at jennifer.clemmons@grrec.org wiith any questions.

Meaningful Mathematics: Geometry

Date: Apr 19, 2017 - Apr 20, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

Cost: GRECC members: $50.00, Non-GRECC members: $50.00

Description:

GRREC is pleased to present Meaningful Mathematics: Geometry for 6-8 educators of mathematics. This learning experience provides a deep study of the Kentucky Academic Standards (KAS) of mathematics with a focus on the Standards for Mathematical Practice and Vertical Progressions of geometry. We will explore strategies using a variety of tools and approaches that will support the development of a culture that fosters a love of learning mathematics.  This professional learning was developed to support teachers in meeting the needs of all students with a focus on struggling math learners.

Learning Targets:

  • Experience and learn strategies that will deepen content knowledge and pedagogy
  • Learn strategies for developing a culture that fosters a love of learning mathematics

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Contact Jennifer Clemmons at jennifer.clemmons@grrec.org with any questions.

 

Meaningful Mathematics Multiplication and Division

Date: Jan 18, 2017 - Jan 19, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CST

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: Randi Womack, Math Consultant -- Rebecca Gaddie, Consultant

Cost: GRECC members: $50.00, Non-GRECC members: $50.00

Description:

GRREC is pleased to present Meaningful Mathematics: Multiplication and Division for grades 3-5 educators of mathematics. This learning experience provides a deep study of the Kentucky Academic Standards (KAS) of mathematics with a focus on the Standards for Mathematical Practice and Vertical Progressions of multiplication and division. We will explore strategies using a variety of tools and approaches that will support the development of a culture that fosters a love of learning mathematics.  This professional learning was developed to support teachers in meeting the needs of all students with a focus on struggling math learners.

Learning Targets:

  • Experience and learn strategies that will deepen content knowledge and pedagogy
  • Learn strategies for developing a culture that fosters a love of learning mathematics

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Contct Rebecca Gaddie at rebecca.gaddie@grrec.org with any questions.

Meaning Mathematics Fractions

Date: Mar 14, 2017 - Mar 15, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

Cost: GRECC members: $50.00, Non-GRECC members: $50.00

Description:

GRREC is pleased to present Meaningful Mathematics: Fractions for grades 3-5 educators of mathematics. This learning experience provides a deep study of the Kentucky Academic Standards (KAS) of mathematics with a focus on the Standards for Mathematical Practice and Vertical Progressions of fractions. We will explore strategies using a variety of tools and approaches that will support the development of a culture that fosters a love of learning mathematics.  This professional learning was developed to support teachers in meeting the needs of all students with a focus on struggling math learners.

Learning Targets:

  • Experience and learn strategies that will deepen content knowledge and pedagogy
  • Learn strategies for developing a culture that fosters a love of learning mathematics

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Contact Rebecca Gaddie at rebecca.gaddie@grrec.org with any questions.

Tier II and III Systems Development: Training for PBIS Teams

Date: Jan 05, 2017 - Jan 06, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CST

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

Cost: GRECC members: $50.00, Non-GRECC members: $50.00

Description:

The Special Education Division is pleased to offer Tier II and III Systems Development: Training for PBIS Teams with Dr. Clayton Cook.  School PBIS teams are increasingly aware of the need to better support students with challenging behaviors and to ensure a system is in place to monitor student progress, implementation, and systems support for Tier II and III PBIS.  PBIS teams will have the opportunity to learn specific interventions and to discuss and plan how to implement the interventions within their existing PBIS framework.

Learning Targets:

  • Increase awareness and use of Tier 2 strategies
  • Better support students by matching interventions to function and analyzing data to make decisions
  • Determine how to incorporate new interventions discussed within existing framework of interventions
  • Understand Cognitive Behavior Therapy strategies and how they can be used with students exhibiting the most complex and challenging behavior problems

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Contact Kelly Davis at kelly.davis@grrec.org with any questions.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Date: Dec 07, 2016 - Dec 07, 2016

Time: 8:00 - 4:00 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

Cost: GRECC members: $25.00, Non-GRECC members: $25.00

Description:

Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their impact, and provides overview of common supports. This 8-hour course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect persons to the appropriate professional, peer, social, and/or self-help care. The program also teaches the common risk factors and warning signs of specific types of illnesses, such as anxiety, depression, substance abuse, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and schizophrenia. Mental Health First Aid is included on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).

Learning Targets:

  • Learn a five-step action plan to help youth with mental health or substance use problems.
  • Understand how to provide help to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a crisis until professional treatment is obtained or the crisis resolves through an approach similar to traditional First Aid and CPR.
  • Enhance knowledge of mental health and substance use problems and how to connect people with appropriate care, using Mental Health First Aid as an evidence-based prevention tool.

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Contact Kathy Maciel at kathy.maciel@grrec.org or Lisa Loague at lisa.loague@grrec.org with any questions.

Youth Mental Health First Aid Brochure

Library Media Specialist Network

Date: Jan 17, 2016 - Jan 17, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 11:30 CST

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

Cost: GRECC members: $0.00, Non-GRECC members: $0.00

Description:

Library Media Specialist Network Meeting

Contact Jennifer Sheffield at jennifer.sheffield@grrec.org with any questions.

GRREC Counselors' Connection Restorative Justice MS/HS

Date: Dec 08, 2016 - Dec 08, 2016

Time: 8:30 - 11:30 CST

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

Cost: GRECC members: $0.00, Non-GRECC members: $0.00

Description:

For information or questions, contact Kim Estes or Dr. Meg Crittenden (270) 563-2113 or e-mail kim.estes@grrec.org, meg.crittenden@grrec.org

During this session, participants will:

  • Learn how restorative justice is being used at Jackson Academy and the impact on student behavior
  • Gain knowledge in addressing the needs of students through the lens of multiple stakeholders
  • Discover how to integrate the restorative justice framework with the guidance counselor’s role
  • Understand the three main goals of restorative justice; accountability, community safety, and competency development (Burke & Ashley, 2009)

Presenters and Panelists:

  • Leslie Miller, Coordinator for Jackson Academy in Warren County
  • Dr. Rebecca Painter, Lead Teacher Warren Regional Juvenile Detention Center
  • John Clark, Kentucky State Police
  • Chris Shelton, School Resource Officer, Jackson Academy
  • Diana Werkman, Staff Attorney 2, Department of Public Advocacy
  • Marian Edmunds, Juvenile Service Worker, Department of Juvenile Justice

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Counselors' Connection Restorative Justice Elementary

Date: Dec 08, 2016 - Dec 08, 2016

Time: 12:30 - 3:30 CST

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

Cost: GRECC members: $0.00, Non-GRECC members: $0.00

Description:

For information or questions, contact Kim Estes or Dr. Meg Crittenden (270) 563-2113 or e-mail kim.estes@grrec.org, meg.crittenden@grrec.org

During this session, participants will:

  • Learn how restorative justice is being used at Jackson Academy and the impact on student behavior
  • Gain knowledge in addressing the needs of students through the lens of multiple stakeholders
  • Discover how to integrate the restorative justice framework with the guidance counselor’s role
  • Understand the three main goals of restorative justice; accountability, community safety, and competency development (Burke & Ashley, 2009)

Presenters and Panelists:

  • Leslie Miller, Coordinator for Jackson Academy in Warren County
  • Dr. Rebecca Painter, Lead Teacher Warren Regional Juvenile Detention Center
  • John Clark, Kentucky State Police
  • Chris Shelton, School Resource Officer, Jackson Academy
  • Diana Werkman, Staff Attorney 2, Department of Public Advocacy
  • Marian Edmunds, Juvenile Service Worker, Department of Juvenile Justice

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Principals' Network Meeting

Date: Dec 12, 2016 - Dec 12, 2016

Time: 9:30 - 1:30 CST

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: Kyle Cassady, GRREC Consultant

Cost: GRECC members: $0.00, Non-GRECC members: $0.00

Description:

Principals and Assistant Principals in the GRREC region will have the opportunity to receive from the Kentucky State Police, an overview of proper procedures for the initial reaction to a crisis situation.  They will also hear about ideas for creating and maintaining a positive school culture, learn how one school generates positive achievement results by narrowing the learning gap, and experience a recipe for improving writing scores across all levels.

After lunch, principals will have the opportunity to discuss Hot Topics that are trending throughout education today. 

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Contact Brenda Duvall at brenda.duvall@grrec.org with any questions.