Featured Events

Low Incidence: Intro to Alternate Assessment

Date: Sep 29, 2016 - Sep 29, 2016

Time:

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: Jessica Purchis, GRREC Consultant

Cost: GRECC members: $25.00, Non-GRECC members: $50.00

Description:

GRREC is pleased to offer Low Incidence: Introduction to Alternate Assessment training for new alternate assessment teachers and/or administrators.  This session will cover the assessment requirements for each grade level, a brief overview of CCR assessments, and determination of eligibility for alternate assessment.  This is not necessary for teachers or administrators who have previously administered the current alternate assessment.

Learning Targets:

  • Increase understanding of the alternate assessment participation guidelines
  • Identify assessment requirements for each grade level
  • Increase understanding of the difference between Attainment Tasks, TAR, ESAR and CWEC components

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Contact Jessica Purchis at jessica.purchis@grrec.org with any questions.

Low Incidence: CCR Alternate Assessment for NEW Team Members

Date: Sep 15, 2016 - Sep 15, 2016

Time: 9:30 - 12:30 EDT

Location: Cecilian Bank

Presenters: Jessica Purchis, GRREC Consultant

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

Description:

GRREC is pleased to offer the training, Low Incidence: CCR Alternate Assessment for NEW Team Members.  This session will provide an overview of the new CCR measures for low incidence teachers, counselors, and administrators who have not been previously trained.

Learning Targets:

  • Identify components of CCR for students on alternate assessment
  • Increase awareness of post-secondary opportunities for students on alternate assessment
  • Increase understanding of work-based learning options

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Contact Jessica Purchis@jessica.purchis@grrec.org with any questions.

Utilizing MAP to Drive Mathematics Instruction - AM

Date: Sep 01, 2016 - Sep 01, 2016

Time: 8:30 - 11:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

Cost: GRECC members: $50.00, Non-GRECC members: $100.00

Description:

You are registering for the morning session.

GRREC is pleased to offer a half-day session on utilizing Northwest Evaluation Association’s (NWEA) Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Screening Data to drive instruction in K-8 mathematics classrooms.  This workshop is designed to help administrators, curriculum coordinators, instructional coaches, and classroom teachers navigate the NWEA system. Participants will learn how to utilize appropriate reports as a guide to making informed decisions about mathematics instruction to support student learning and differentiation.  

During this workshop, participants will:

  • Use MAP reports to determine students meeting benchmarks
  • Use MAP data to determine RtI needs
  • Understand appropriate goal setting for students
  • Make connections between KY Core Academic Standards and MAP
  • Develop an increased understanding of the learning continuum and how it can be used to differentiate

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Contact Kim Estes at kim.estes@grrec.org with any questions.

This event is currenty at or above capacity.

Utilizing MAP to Drive Mathematics Instruction - PM

Date: Sep 01, 2016 - Sep 01, 2016

Time: 12:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

Cost: GRECC members: $50.00, Non-GRECC members: $100.00

Description:

You are registering for the afternoon session.

GRREC is pleased to offer a half-day session on utilizing Northwest Evaluation Association’s (NWEA) Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Screening Data to drive instruction in K-8 mathematics classrooms.  This workshop is designed to help administrators, curriculum coordinators, instructional coaches, and classroom teachers navigate the NWEA system. Participants will learn how to utilize appropriate reports as a guide to making informed decisions about mathematics instruction to support student learning and differentiation.  

During this workshop, participants will:

  • Use MAP reports to determine students meeting benchmarks
  • Use MAP data to determine RtI needs
  • Understand appropriate goal setting for students
  • Make connections between KY Core Academic Standards and MAP
  • Develop an increased understanding of the learning continuum and how it can be used to differentiate

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Contact Kim Estes at kim.estes@grrec.org with any questions.

Being a Writer

Date: Sep 20, 2016 - Sep 20, 2016

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

Cost: GRECC members: $75.00, Non-GRECC members: $150.00

Description:

This one-day institute is designed to support K–6 teachers, administrators, instructional coaches and literacy leaders who want to improve writing instruction and motivate students in their development as writers. It is presented by Janet Cumbee, Ed.D - Center for the Collaborative Classroom.

Participants will:

  • Experience structures for teaching writing that build independence, support inquiry and collaboration, and help students meet the demands of the standards and writing performance tasks
  • Deepen expertise in using writing conferences for ongoing assessment and instruction
  • Receive an institute handbook and protocols to share with colleagues
  • Gain access to a complimentary online course for extended learning
  • Receive a discount up to 32% on Center for Collaborative Classroom grade-level-specific packages

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Contact Melissa Biggerstaff at melissa.biggerstaff@grrec.org with any questions.

 

 

 

 

 

Closing the Gap for Students from Poverty

Date: Sep 27, 2016 - Sep 27, 2016

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

Cost: GRECC members: $25.00, Non-GRECC members: $50.00

Description:

The Green River Regional Educational Cooperative is pleased to offer this conference appropriate for school administrators, district leaders, teachers, and paraprofessionals in grades K-12.  The conference will focus on specific strategies to address the unique needs of students from poverty to help close achievement gaps.  Dr. Kathleen Cooter, of Bellarmine University, will be the keynote speaker in the morning.  Participants will select two afternoon sessions to attend from the following choices: leading a high poverty school; the importance of relationships; vocabulary strategies; appropriate feedback; and engagement and technology.

Audience: Superintendents, instructional supervisors, curriculum coordinators, directors of special education, other relevant district staff, school administrators, teachers, paraprofessionals

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

Kentucky Association of School Human Resource Managers

Date: Sep 12, 2016 - Sep 13, 2016

Time: 1:00 EDT

Location: Embassy Suites Hotel, Lexington, KY

Presenters: ,

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

Description:

The 22nd Annual KASHRM Meeting will be held at Embassy Suites, Lexington on September 12-13, 2016.

 

September 12        1:00 - 4:30 PM EDT

September 13         8:25 - 3:30 EDT

Contact Craig Cassady at craig.cassady@grrec.org with any questions.

School Activity Fund "Redbook Training"

Date: Sep 21, 2016 - Sep 21, 2016

Time: 8:30 - 11:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: Laney White, Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC

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

Description:

The Green River Regional Educational Cooperative is pleased to offer this training for Bookkeepers, Secretaries, and Principals.

Join us as we explore the Accounting Procedures for Kentucky Activity Funds. This one-half day training will provide consistent direction to every bookkeeper/secretary and principal in your school district.  Most bookkeepers/secretaries are familiar with the guidelines in Accounting Procedures for Kentucky School Activity Funds (commonly known as the Red Book); however, procedures are not always followed and some are new in positions or have not received formal training of this nature.  Since the principal has the overall responsibility of the School’s Activity Fund, this training will provide the required training needed to assist in the management of those funds and activities.

Key Points This Training Will Address:

  • Review of Account Procedures for Kentucky School Activity Funds
  • Internal Control and Responsibilities
  • General Ledger and Activity Funds
  • Receipts
  • Expenditures/Purchasing
  • Inventory Control
  • Budgets
  • Booster Clubs, Fund Raising, Financial Reports

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Contact Dan Jones at dan.jones@grrec.org with any questions.

Low Incidence: Communication for Students with Complex Needs

Date: Sep 23, 2016 - Sep 23, 2016

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: Jessica Purchis, GRREC Consultant

Cost: GRECC members: $25.00, Non-GRECC members: $50.00

Description:

GRREC Special Education Division is pleased to present this Low Incidence: Communication for Students with Complex Needs training for MSD Teachers, Speech Language Pathologists, and Administrators.

About the Presenter…

Dr. Kearns is Project Director at the University of Kentucky’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, the UK Human Development Institute. She serves as the PI for TAALC, a project to support students with disabilities to build competence in communication. Dr. Kearns is a certified educator and has many years of experience with students who have multiple disabilities. She is recognized as a national authority on assessment and research with students in the Alternate Assessment, and she provides professional development for teachers serving this population at a state and national level.

Learning Targets:

  • Participants will be able to describe the communication characteristics of students with the most significant disabilities.
  • Participants will be able to identify communication output and idiosyncratic communication behaviors in students with significant disabilities.
  • Participants will be able to describe at least three successful strategies to facilitate communication with students having severe disabilities.
  • Participants will be able to describe three strategies to embed communication targets within the academic curriculum.

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Contact Jessica Purchis by phone at 270-734-2011 or e-mail jessica.purchis@grrec.org.

Better Conversations

Date: Sep 28, 2016 - Sep 28, 2016

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

Cost: GRECC members: $50.00, Non-GRECC members: $75.00

Description:

About this training…

True dialogue improves professional performance, job satisfaction, and classroom instruction.  In this workshop, participants will learn a framework for improving professional dialogue.  Participants will increase their awareness of their current beliefs and abilities, learn the 10 habits of being an effective communicator, and put them into practice. Participants will receive copies of Jim Knight’s books, Better Conversations and The Reflection Guide to Better Conversation.

 

About the Presenter…

Ainsley Rose is retired after 35 years of service in public education.  As the former director of curriculum and instruction for the Western Quebec School Board in Gatineau, Quebec, Ainsley was responsible for initiating many systemic changes that continue to impact teaching and learning within the school board today. With experience as an elementary and secondary classroom teacher and principal, as well as an instructor of graduate-level courses for administrators and pre-service teachers, Ainsley shares perspectives that resonate with all educators.  He is also a published author, keynote presenter, and facilitator. His presentations deliver practical school improvement strategies that work at every level, from within the classroom to district-wide support.

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Questions? Contact Barb De Graaf by phone at (270) 563-2113 or e-mail barb.degraaf@grrec.org

 

Progress Monitoring

Date: Sep 29, 2016 - Sep 29, 2016

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: Barren County Extension Office

Presenters: ,

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

Description:

GRREC Special Education Division is pleased to present this one-day Progress Monitoring training for Special Education Teachers, Speech Language Pathologists, Principals, Counselors, Directors of Special Education, Teacher Consultants, and School Psychologists.

Learning Targets:

Develop and implement a progress monitoring system to:

  • Define and identify methods of measurement;
  • Collect, graph, analyze, interpret and communicate progress monitoring data; 
  • Make instructional decisions, and demonstrate the linkage between progress monitoring and writing present levels for annual goal development.

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For information or questions, contact Katrinka Wagoner by phone at 270-563-2113 or e-mail katrinka.wagoner@grrec.org          

Closing the Writing Gap for 6-12

Date: Oct 24, 2016 - Oct 25, 2016

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: Angie Gunter, GRREC Consultant -- Betsy Madison, Literacy Consultant

Cost: GRECC members: $50.00, Non-GRECC members: $100.00

Description:

The GRREC Special Education Division is pleased to offer this 2-day writing training for special education teachers and co-teaching teams in the GRREC region.

Learning Targets:

  • To plan engaging reading/writing experiences supporting the three modes of writing
  • To intentionally bundle the Kentucky Academic Standards for each mode
  • To use gradual release of responsibility in planning and delivery of mini-lessons
  • To explore planning tools for students to use in structuring their writing
  • To learn ways of providing effective academic feedback
  • To use student work to reflect on teaching and inform subsequent instruction

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For information or questions, contact Betsy Madison by phone at 270-563-2113 or e-mail betsy.madison@grrec.org