Featured Events

Tier II and III Systems Development: Training for PBIS Teams

Date: Aug 22, 2017 - Aug 23, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

Cost: GRECC members: $50.00, Non-GRECC members: $125.00

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 behavior 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

A Framework for Understanding Poverty + Research-Based Strategies

Date: Jul 27, 2017 - Jul 28, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:00 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

Cost: GRECC members: $199.00, Non-GRECC members: $299.00

Description:

The Green River Regional Educational Cooperative is pleased to offer A Framework for Understanding Poverty in a virtual format. This interactive webinar will allow participants to be engaged in quality professional learning while networking with other educators and community members in the comfort of their work place or home. The online workshop will cover an overview of the cognitive model, the role resources have on school, community and work, a discussion of the 10 actions to educate students, and then conclude with an overview of 57 Research-Based Strategies that have been proven to narrow the achievement gap for under-resourced students.  Trainers will navigate participants through activities, discussion, and the online resources and books that will be included with registration cost.

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Contact Katelin King at katelin.king@grrec.org with any questions.

Student Writing: Grades 6-12

Date: Aug 30, 2017 - Aug 30, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

Cost: GRECC members: $50.00, Non-GRECC members: $125.00

Description:

The GRREC Exceptional Children Division is pleased to offer this 2-day workshop (1 initial day August 30 with follow-up day later in the semester November 13) for special education and general education teachers, as well as writing interventionists and coaches.

Participants are asked to bring one or two of their writing prompts and a high, medium, and low student writing sample. In Day 1 training, teachers will learn best practice in creating and supporting strong on-demand, constructed/open responses and other high quality writing projects; strategies to foster critical thinking; ways to provide effective, actionable feedback; and student self-assessment processes. Using a standards-based protocol, teachers will analyze their own prompt(s), procedures, and student writing. They'll then use the information from their analysis to strengthen their writing prompts and procedures, formulate a plan for guiding students through the writing process, and address their students' specific writing needs. 

Participants will be asked to administer their revised writing prompts, incorporate stronger procedures, and collect student samples. In the Day 2 training, teachers will learn more advanced writing strategies (student-centered, inquiry-based, metacognitive); analyze their prompts, procedures, and student writing; and revise to strengthen their craft AND student writing.

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Contact Angie Gunter at angie.gunter@grrec.org wiith any questions.

 

Unlocking the Language of the Classroom for Reading and Writing: Teachers of EL Students

Date: Sep 07, 2017 - Sep 07, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: Angie Gunter, GRREC Consultant -- Betsy Madison, Literacy Consultant -- Skip Cleavinger, School Psychologist

Cost: GRECC members: $25.00, Non-GRECC members: $125.00

Description:

The Green River Regional Educational Cooperative is pleased to offer this one-day training designed for teachers of English Learners in grades K-12. This course will explore the unique vocabulary acquisition needs of English Learners. You will learn to apply these strategies to the teaching of reading and writing.

Learning Targets:

  • To recognize the importance of vocabulary work in the EL classroom
  • To develop a system for categorizing vocabulary
  • To investigate various vocabulary teaching strategies
  • To apply vocabulary strategies to reading and writing in the classroom

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Contact Betsy Madison at betsy.madison@grrec.org with any questions.

Expanding Expression Tool (EET) Training

Date: Sep 14, 2017 - Sep 14, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

Cost: GRECC members: $300.00, Non-GRECC members: $400.00

Description:

The Special Education Division is pleased to offer Expanding Expression Tool Training with Sara L. Smith, MS, CCC-SLP, founder of EET.  The focus of this training will be on helping students comprehend curriculum materials, write using details, and express themselves using multisensory, brain-based techniques. Participants will learn how to target general descriptions, writing from prior knowledge, biographies/autobiographies, and summarizing using simple strategies.  Multiple ways to target language processing skills will be provided as well.  Student samples and hands-on activities are included.  The strategies discussed are being used preschool through adult in both general and special education settings.

Learning Targets:

  • Teach students/clients a multi-sensory approach for including more details in definitions and descriptions.
  • Explain how to use strategies to target the following areas:categorization, function, appearance, composition, associated parts,location, and similarities and differences.
  • Use and teach a tool for improved organization in writing from prior knowledge and biographies/autobiographies.
  • Explain how to collect baseline data and monitor progress using the program.
  • Complete a therapeutic or curriculum-based lesson using a language tool.

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

High Reliability Schools

Date: Aug 01, 2017 - Aug 01, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

Cost: GRECC members: $35.00, Non-GRECC members: $225.00

Description:

The Green River Regional Educational Cooperative is pleased to offer Dr. Bob Marzano’s High Reliability Schools training presented by Jan Hoegh and Phil Warrick.  Dr. Marzano will present the keynote via SKYPE while two of his colleagues will facilitate breakout sessions to dig deeper into the Marzano research and practices to insure that attendees understand how to make theirs a “High Reliability School”.

Participants who attend this training will explore the five levels of High Reliability Schools while learning to identify and address leading and lagging indicators.  They will discover new ways to utilize collaborative teams to address common issues regarding curriculum, assessment, instruction, and achievement of all students.  Plus, they will be able to contextualize the research to transform their organization into a High Reliability School

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Contact Kyle Cassady at kyle.cassady@grrec.org with any questions.


Task Development with John Antonetti

Date: Jul 27, 2017 - Jul 27, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: John Antonetti, Presenter

Cost: GRECC members: $50.00, Non-GRECC members: $250.00

Description:

Student learning is the product of three factors:  what the teacher brings to the classroom, what the students bring in terms of schema and background, and finally, the actual content of the lesson. These come together in task.  How do teachers plan tasks that maximize learning?  What are the components of a powerful task?  Join John Antonetti for a day of designing and developing powerful, engaging student tasks for students in all content areas.   While the work is complex, John will help us simplify the design process and use humorous anecdotes to illuminate the construction of optimal learning activities.

 Outcomes with John Antonetti:

  • Discover how engaging qualities, cognitive demand, level of thinking and student engagement interact to build powerful task.
  • Analyze student work to look for the components of powerful tasks.
  • Create and share powerful learning tasks to be used back at home in the classroom.

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Contact Kyle Cassady at kyle.cassady@grrec.org with any questions.

KDE Novice Reduction - Processes in Need of Repair for Whole School Improvement

Date: Aug 24, 2017 - Aug 24, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 11:30 AM CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

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

Description:

The Kentucky Department of Education’s Novice Reduction Team is offering the opportunity for educational cooperatives to expand support to their schools and districts by taking a deeper dive into strategies and influences that close the achievement gap and assist in reducing the number of students scoring at the novice level.

This summer, the Novice Reduction Team will be providing three specific workshops that can support school and district leadership teams in moving their needle in student learning forward and decreasing the number of students who are not reaching academic benchmarks.

This registration is for:

In-Depth Analysis of the Processes in Need of Repair for Whole School Improvement

A three hour  workshop which requires leadership to make connections to present conditions and the key processes that are a true catalyst for improvement in schools and districts. Leadership will identify resources, planning tools, and strategies that can be used in their continuous improvement planning (CDIP/CSIP) to improve the quality of the work in Novice Reduction.

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Contact J'Nora McCutchen-Anderson at KDE with any questions.

Kentucky Department of Education

300 Sowers Blvd.

Frankfort, KY 40601

Cell: (270) 223-8515

jnora.anderson@education.ky.gov

 

KDE Balanced Assessment Practices in Novice Reduction

Date: Aug 24, 2017 - Aug 24, 2017

Time: 12:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

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

Description:

The Kentucky Department of Education’s Novice Reduction Team is offering the opportunity for educational cooperatives to expand support to their schools and districts by taking a deeper dive into strategies and influences that close the achievement gap and assist in reducing the number of students scoring at the novice level.

This summer, the Novice Reduction Team will be providing three specific workshops that can support school and district leadership teams in moving their needle in student learning forward and decreasing the number of students who are not reaching academic benchmarks.

This registration is for:

The Importance of Balanced Assessment Practices in Novice Reduction

A three hour  workshop for leaders to align their work in Novice Reduction and school improvement to more effective assessment practices, with specific focus on student feedback and self-regulation. 

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Contact J'Nora McCutchen-Anderson at KDE with any questions.

 Kentucky Department of Education

300 Sowers Blvd.

Frankfort, KY 40601

Cell: (270) 223-8515

jnora.anderson@education.ky.gov

KDE Novice Reduction - Strategies that Impact Student Learning

Date: Aug 25, 2017 - Aug 25, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

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

Description:

The Kentucky Department of Education’s Novice Reduction Team is offering the opportunity for educational cooperatives to expand support to their schools and districts by taking a deeper dive into strategies and influences that close the achievement gap and assist in reducing the number of students scoring at the novice level.

This summer, the Novice Reduction Team will be providing three specific workshops that can support school and district leadership teams in moving their needle in student learning forward and decreasing the number of students who are not reaching academic benchmarks.

This registration is for:

Novice Reduction Strategies that Impact Student Learning

A six hour workshop intended for school leadership and teachers that requires participants to deeply reflect on the current practices in classrooms.

Participants will investigate Hattie, Marzano, and Brookhart strategies that are proven to produce a high impact on the novice learner.

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Contact J'Nora McCutchen-Anderson at KDE with any questions.

 Kentucky Department of Education

300 Sowers Blvd.

Frankfort, KY 40601

Cell: (270) 223-8515

jnora.anderson@education.ky.gov

KDE Peer to Peer Observation & Feedback - AM Session - September

Date: Sep 18, 2017 - Sep 18, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 11:30 AM CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

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

Description:

Christine Meisberger and Zack Marinelli from the Kentucky Department of Education are offering in-person sessions this summer on peer to peer interactions that lead to growth through the use of formative observation and feedback techniques.  

Content: This opportunity builds effective peer to peer interaction through collegial conversations grounded in frameworks that define effectiveness such as:

  • Kentucky Framework for Teaching
  • Specialist Framework
  • Five Core Propositions, National Board for Teaching Standards

Participants activate a growth mindset and engage in activities that set the foundation for productive, safe, formative conversations about instructional practices. Participants leave with knowledge and resources that facilitate the exchange of actionable feedback with a peer - helping educators continue their growth and hone accomplished teaching practices.

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Contact Kellie Thompson at kellie.thompson@grrec.org with any questions.

Introduction to National Board Certification Process Webinar

Date: Aug 22, 2017 - Aug 22, 2017

Time: 4:00 CDT

Location: On-line GoToMeeting

Presenters: Angie Gunter, GRREC Consultant -- Rendy Belcher, GRREC Instructional Specialist

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

Description:

The Green River Regional Cooperative is pleased to invite you to register for an Introduction to the National Board Certification Process webinar. This webinar will be facilitated by Dr. Angie Gunter, Candidate Support Provider/National Board Certified Educator, and Rendy Belcher, National Board Certified Special Educator, and will last about 30-40 minutes. Facilitators are collaborating with the Kentucky Network to Transform Teaching to make Board certification the norm in the GRREC region—building a clear path from teacher preparation to networks of peer support to help teachers achieve certification.

The webinar will cover the eligibility process, important dates regarding registration, understanding the components, and an overview of the Five Core Propositions.  Participants will have the opportunity to explore resources that are available on the NBCT website and learn about the GRREC candidate support sessions-workshops that are available to support you at the Green River Regional Educational Cooperative!

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Contact Rendy Belcher at rendy.belcher@grrec.org with any questions.

 

Introduction to National Board Certification Process Webinar

Date: Aug 24, 2017 - Aug 24, 2017

Time:

Location: On-line GoToMeeting

Presenters: ,

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

Description:

The Green River Regional Cooperative is pleased to invite you to register for an Introduction to the National Board Certification Process webinar. This webinar will be facilitated by Dr. Angie Gunter, Candidate Support Provider/National Board Certified Educator, and Rendy Belcher, National Board Certified Special Educator, and will last about 30-40 minutes. Facilitators are collaborating with the Kentucky Network to Transform Teaching to make Board certification the norm in the GRREC region—building a clear path from teacher preparation to networks of peer support to help teachers achieve certification.

The webinar will cover the eligibility process, important dates regarding registration, understanding the components, and an overview of the Five Core Propositions.  Participants will have the opportunity to explore resources that are available on the NBCT website and learn about the GRREC candidate support sessions-workshops that are available to support you at the Green River Regional Educational Cooperative!

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Contact Rendy Belcher at rendy.belcher@grrec.org with any questions.

Instructional Coaching with Jim Knight

Date: Aug 30, 2017 - Aug 31, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

Cost: GRECC members: $50.00, Non-GRECC members: $225.00

Description:

The Green River Regional Educational Cooperative is pleased to offer this exciting two-day training that is appropriate for any educator who is concerned with Instructional Coaching such as principals, instructional supervisors, curriculum coordinators, aspiring principals and lead teachers.

Dr. Knight will help educators achieve this goal by sharing:

  • High-impact teaching strategies
  • Proven instructional coaching practices to support implementation of those practices
  • System change strategies to ensure teachers understand, agree with, and are committed to implementing strategies

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For information or questions, contact Kyle Cassady by phone at (270) 563-2113 or e-mail kyle.cassady@grrec.org

Classroom Management Cohort for New Teachers

Date: Sep 14, 2017 - Sep 14, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: 11th Street Alternative School Computer Lab

Presenters: ,

Cost: GRECC members: $75.00, Non-GRECC members: $125.00

Description:

Cohort Dates: September 14, 2017; November 30, 2017; February 20, 2018 at GRREC; and October 23, 2017; January 10, 2018; March 13, 2018 for webinars.

About the Training:

Is this your 1st to 3rd year of teaching?  Are you concerned about classroom management?

In this professional learning series, we will engage in activities designed to support your growth and confidence in effective classroom management practices.  After each training, more focus on specific topics will be provided during webinars based on participant feedback.  Each participant will receive resource materials and individual coaching between training sessions.

Learning Targets

Participants will:

  • Build a foundation for effective classroom management
  • Utilize academic engagement strategies to improve classroom behavior
  • Identify interfering behaviors and social/emotional skills to target for intervention and instruction

Recommended for special education teachers in 1st to 3rd year teaching.

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

Google Chrome: Accessibility , Apps and Extensions

Date: Jul 28, 2017 - Jul 28, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

Cost: GRECC members: $25.00, Non-GRECC members: $125.00

Description:

Google Chrome is a freeware browser developed by Google in 2008.  It has many wonderful unique features including the ability to synchronize bookmarks, browser preferences and browser themes across multiple computers and devices using one’s Google account.  Also, it includes many incredible accessibility features for students with disabilities. This training will first demonstrate the unique features in settings including privacy and accessibility features. Second, the training will demonstrate how to download and operate various free accessible apps and extensions. Third, individuals will learn about various apps and extensions for struggling readers and writers including Read and Write.  

In this training, teachers will learn the following:

  • Downloading and navigating within Google Chrome
  • Creating a Google account and synchronization
  • Working with various types of documents, etc.
  • Privacy settings and settings for accessibility
  • Apps and extensions for accessibility
  • Apps and extensions for struggling readers and writers
  • Accessing all the tools within Read and Write

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Contact Betsy Flener at betsy.flener@grrec.org with any questions.