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.

MathPLUS Summer Breakout Sessions

Date: Jun 23, 2017 - Jun 23, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: Jennifer Clemmons, Math Consultant -- Kim Estes, GRREC Math Consultant -- Randi Womack, Math Consultant -- Rebecca Gaddie, Consultant -- Terri Stice , Director of Instructional Technology & Support Services

Cost: GRECC members: $55.00, Non-GRECC members: $125.00

Description:

MathPLUS workshop designed to assist mathematics educators of Grades 3-8 in “filling their buckets” with great professional learning sure to impact classroom instruction during the upcoming school year!

Each participant will have an opportunity to select and attend four of the following sessions:

  • Building Fraction Equivalence Grades 3-4
  • Using Number Talks to Build Strategic Thinking Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8
  • Pattern Sniffing: Being a Decimal Detective in the Intermediate Classroom Grades 4-6
  • Developing Proportional Thinking in the Middle School Classroom Grades 6-8
  • Learning Mathematics in Google Classroom Grades 3-8
  • Writing in the Math Classroom: Gaining Insight into Student Understanding Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8
  • Developing Statistical Thinking in the Middle School Classroom Grades 6-8
  • Harnessing the Power of the Math Teaching Practices Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8
  • Making Mathematics Thinking Visible Through the Effective Use of Technology Grades 3-8
  • Developing Linear Thinking in the Middle School Classroom Grades 6-8

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

Cognitive and Instructional Coaching

Date: Jul 17, 2017 - Jul 19, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

Cost: GRECC members: $600.00, Non-GRECC members: $900.00

Description:

GRREC is pleased to offer a six-day professional learning institute designed to help educators develop the knowledge and skills to conduct Cognitive and Instructional Coaching with K-12 teachers. Four days of the institute will be laying the foundation for Cognitive CoachingSM - developing skills to conduct planning and reflecting conversations.  Instructional Coaching will focus on designing instruction that supports student engagement in the Standards for Mathematical Practice.  

Data gathering tools for assessing shifts in classroom practices, as well as tools for planning and reflecting will be a critical piece of this coaching model.  Day six will consist of learning how to use the Calibrating Conversation Map to self-assess progress toward meeting professional growth goals. 

As a result of engaging in this institute, participants will:

  • Learn how to structure professional planning & reflective coaching conversations
  • Demonstrate mediation skills and coaching capabilities, including paraphrasing and questioning
  • Develop awareness of shifts in classroom practice that allow students to demonstrate the Standards for Mathematical Practice
  • Increase capacity to support teachers in meeting professional growth goals connected to Kentucky’s Framework for Teaching

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

Create Binge Readers: Building Text Sets

Date: Jul 10, 2017 - Jul 11, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: Angie Gunter, GRREC Consultant -- Betsy Madison, Literacy Consultant -- Terri Stice, GRREC Director of Instructional Technology

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

Description:

The GRREC Exceptional Children Division is pleased to offer this 3-day workshop for co-teaching teams consisting of special education and content teachers of English, reading, writing, science, social studies, health, or family/consumer sciences in grades 2-12 along with media/technology specialists.

This training will be held July 10-11 and December 7, 2017.

Participants will study aspects of text complexity as well as strategies for students to access challenging texts. Teacher teams will then select an engaging topic, work through resources to help them locate appropriately challenging complex texts, learn how to sequence them to systematically increase student skill, vocabulary, and knowledge, and explore electronic resources for use in engaging and adding to the knowledge base of students.  

Virtual and face-to-face support will be offered during the semester. On the final workshop day (December 7), teachers will evaluate their Text Sets using a standards-based protocol and representative student cumulative task writing samples/presentations. They will then revise or add to their sets for further student success.

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Contact Angie Gunter at angie.gunter@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.


Leveraging Technology to Differentiate

Date: Jul 11, 2017 - Jul 11, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: Terri Stice, GRREC Director of Instructional Technology

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

Description:

GRREC is pleased to offer Leveraging Technology to Differentiate.  This is a hands-on professional learning experience, presented by GRREC Consultant, Terri Stice.  Differentiated Instruction may feel overwhelming, but there are technology tools available to help teachers keep students engaged while matching instruction with students' instructional level. We need to allow them the opportunity to learn from where they are and not where the textbook or curriculum says they need to be. Differentiated Instruction will allow students to feel successful and empower them to become lifelong learners.

Participants Will:

  • Explore digital tools that promote differentiated instruction
  • Discover ways to use technology to strengthen instructional practices 
  • Play with the notion of creating powerful lesson design with quality instructional content, packaged to engage and personalize today’s learner        

 

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Contact Terri Stice at terri.stice@grrec.org with any questions.

 

Deeper Learning with Google - July 21

Date: Jul 21, 2017 - Jul 21, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: Terri Stice, GRREC Director of Instructional Technology

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

Description:

GRREC is pleased to offer Cultivating the Digital Learning Environment.  This is a hands-on professional learning experience, presented by GRREC Consultant, Terri Stice.  With a roll-up your sleeves and work design participants will be utilizing instructional strategies and digital tools to transform classroom practices into deeper learning experiences for students. Building on the foundation of the GAFE Suite (Google Apps for Educators), and adding other dynamic Web 2.0 tools to an instructional framework that takes students through components of inquiry:  engage, explore, explain, and extend, this professional learning experience will serve as a springboard to take your Google Classroom to the next level. 

Participants Will:

  • Discover a new world of challenging learning experiences thriving in a Google Classroom environment
  • Explore how to use technology to strengthen instructional practices
  • Tinker with the notion of creating a strong lesson design with quality instructional content, packaged to engage today’s learner

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Contact Terri Stice at terri.stice@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.

Making it Happen: Building Mathematicians in the Primary Classroom

Date: Jun 28, 2017 - Jun 28, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

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

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

Description:

Have you ever wondered how to juggle meeting the needs of every student in your math classroom? Making it happen can sometimes seem like a challenge. In this professional learning session, we will explore a process for making learning more meaningful for your students and a framework to help you manage the fun of math in your classroom. Hear from K-1 teacher, Kate Wintuska, about her students’ adventures in guided math. She will share what guided math looks like in her classroom including launching guided math, centers, math journals, and tools for building independence in young learners. You will receive a copy of Guided Math: A Framework for Mathematics Instruction by Laney Sammons.

Learning Targets:

At the end of this 6-hour session, participants will have a foundational understanding of the following:

• How to teach math conceptually

• How to build a classroom learning community

• How to manage differentiating instruction          

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Contact Randi Womack at randi.womack@grrec.org with any questions.

                             

Autism & ABA: Introduction to Discrete Trial Teaching (DTT)

Date: Jul 19, 2017 - Jul 20, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:00 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: Debra Myers, GRREC School Psychologist

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

Description:

In these sessions, participants will be provided with an introduction to several of the EBPs that are essential to the success of a Discrete Trial program. The learning objectives include:

  • Awareness of the twenty-seven EBPs for ASD
  • Identifying the basic components of DTT format
  • Identifying the seven key principles of ABA to teach using DTT procedures
  • Awareness of curriculum guides that may assist in using discrete trial methods
  • Identifying the behavior classification of language based upon verbal behavior
  • The importance of data collection and analysis to improve instruction

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Contact Deb Myers at deb.myers@grrec.org with any questions.

 

What's all the talk about Google

Date: Jul 12, 2017 - Jul 12, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: Terri Stice, GRREC Director of Instructional Technology

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

Description:

GRREC is excited to offer this 6-hour professional learning experience for the teacher who has been reluctant to jump on the Google train! This basic, ground-level professional learning experience is designed to help educators develop the knowledge and skills to begin to utilize Google Tools effectively and efficiently in the K-12 classroom

The Google Docs collection provides a streamlined, collaborative solution to writing papers, organizing presentations and putting together spreadsheets and reports.  In addition to the basic features, there are lots of little tricks and hacks you can use to make your Google experience more productive, as well as improve the level of student engagement for the learners in your classroom. 

Click here to download further information.

Contact Terri Stice at terri.stice@grrec.org with any questions.

Connected Writing

Date: Jul 18, 2017 - Jul 18, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

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

Description:

Engaging student writers can sometimes be a challenge; however, designing the writing experience in a connected environment can transform challenges into opportunities. This workshop embraces the role of the teacher as a guide to instruction and shows educators how to engage students by merging engagement, design, and the digital environment into the twenty-first-century writing experience students deserve.

Participants will:   

  • Engage in learning experiences designed to pique your curiosity and leave you wanting to learn more.
  • Explore a variety of digital tools and the relationship of using such tools in a connected writing environment.
  • Explain your ideas and listen to others as we collaborate, communicate, and connect for a day of learning.

Click here to download further information.

Contact Terri Stice at terri.stice@grrec.org with any questions.

Computer Science for Elementary Students

Date: Jul 06, 2017 - Jul 06, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

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

Description:

The purpose of this workshop is to encourage teachers of the youngest learners to explore the possibilities of bringing Computer Science concepts to your classroom. The workshop will include content in Math, English Language Arts and Science.

This workshop explores about 20 FREE lessons that may be implemented as one unit or over the course of a semester (code.org). By the end of each course, students can create interactive games or stories that they can share with anyone. The courses are flexible so educators can tailor them to their class based on their students’ developmental level and prior experience. The lessons align to CSTA Computer Science Standards, ISTE standards, and reinforce concepts and skills taught in other subject areas by integrating national Math, English Language Arts, and Science standards.  In addition, participants will experience hands-on learning opportunities to learn with tools like Dash and Dot, BeeBot, Ozbot and more!

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Contact Terri Stice at terri.stice@grrec.og 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.

Click here to download further information.

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

Date: Jul 17, 2017 - Jul 17, 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.

Click here to download further information.

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

KDE Peer to Peer Observation & Feedback - PM Session

Date: Jul 17, 2017 - Jul 17, 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:

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.

Click here to download further information.

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!

Click here to download further information.

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!

Click here to download further information.

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

Making it Happen: Buildng Mathematicians in the Middle School Classroom

Date: Jul 11, 2017 - Jul 11, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

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

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

Description:

About the Training:

How would you answer this question, “Who works harder, you or your students?” 

In this professional learning session, we will engage in conceptual math lessons that allow for student discussion, development of concepts, differentiation, and higher order thinking.  Hear from middle school teacher Christa Lemily as we experience several tasks through a student lens.  We will explore a process for creating lessons that will both engage and challenge students.   Each participant will receive a copy of Teaching Student-Centered Mathematics Grades 6-8 by John Van de Walle.

Learning Targets: At the end of this 6-hour session, participants will have a foundational understanding of the following:

  • How to teach math conceptually
  • How to develop activities that engage students in the Standards for Mathematical Practice

Click here to download further information.

Contact Randy Womack at (270) 320-6771 or randi.womack@grrec.org with any quetions.

Ky Behavior Tracker ofr PASS Programs

Date: Jul 21, 2017 - Jul 21, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

Cost: GRECC members: $0.00, Non-GRECC members: $125.00

Description:

Kentucky PASS programs have been using KY Behavior Tracker (aka BehaviorPlus™, EdPlan Behavior) to collect student behavior data. This session will demonstrate the use of the updated software and provide technical assistance for entering students and how to use.  Data collected allows educators to develop plans, monitor student performance, and manage data to support results-driven instruction at the individual, district, and state level.

Learn about the key of values for each Behavior Resolution in order to be more consistent across the region, as well as do a fidelity activity to improve consistency of monitored progress. Please bring any student data/information to be entered.  The afternoon session will be used to answer additional questions, clean up current caseloads, and work time to finalize set-up for your program. Please bring any needed materials.

Audience:  KY Behavior Tracker Administrators and PASS Coaches/Paraprofessionals using this software.  All New Users must attend, and it's optional for avid users.   Each district should also send their PASS Admin or Lead.  This person is the key contact for use of the program, technical assistance and will be the one to manage caseloads.

GRREC districts use PO: GRREC

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Contact Kathy Maciel at kathy.maciel@grrec.org with any questions.

 

7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Date: Jul 25, 2017 - Jul 26, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

Cost: GRECC members: $125.00, Non-GRECC members: $200.00

Description:

The Green River Regional Educational Cooperative, in collaboration with Franklin Covey, is pleased to offer this two-day training appropriate for ALL teachers (new teachers, experienced teachers, special education teachers, and mentor teachers) and administrators.

The new 7 Habits of Highly Effective People—Signature 4.0 session was developed with an intense focus on helping participants internalize and sustain 20 behaviors that will change the way your staff works together. More relevant than ever, this new program contains the timeless principles you love with new tools, activities, and videos.

Learning Targets:

  • Become aware of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and their timeless principles
  • Learn the common language of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
  • Gain hands-on experience, improving communication and time management skills

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Contact Liz Brewer by phone at 270-535-2626 or e-mail liz.brewer@franklincovey.com 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.