Featured Events

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.

 

Kagan Cooperative Learning: Structuring for Active Engagement

Date: Jun 21, 2017 - Jun 22, 2017

Time: 830 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

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

Description:

GRREC is pleased to present Kagan Cooperative Learning: Structuring for Active Engagement for special education and general education teachers and school administrators at all grade levels. 

  • Create full student engagement with Kagan Structures—simple, yet powerful, cooperative learning instructional strategies. 
  • Transform your teaching and student learning with strategies supported by a large body of scientific research, and proven effective in countless classrooms, schools, and districts. 
  • Learn how easy it is to use teamwork and pairs to create a greater level of engagement than you imagined possible to engage ALL students, even your reluctant learners. 
  • Reduce discipline problems by using cooperative learning strategies that engage all students. 
  • Improve students' social skill development through use of structures that are cooperative and interactive.                                        

Learn easy ways to use Kagan Structures as a part of every lesson, creating greater engagement, deeper understanding of the content, improved retention, and greater liking for class and content.  Kagan will give you the Seven Keys to unlock the door to successful cooperative learning.  If you want more fun in teaching, highly engaged students who love your classroom, and elevated test scores, this workshop is for you!

Rob Jutras has had the opportunity to have taught at elementary, middle, and secondary levels. Kagan Structures transformed his instruction and provided his diverse student population academic and social success. After being a Nationally Certified Trainer for Kagan for more than three years and a brief hiatus, Rob has returned, looking forward to helping teachers find the ease in which using structures transform student achievement. His passion, enthusiasm, and sense of humor provide his participants wonderful workshop opportunities.

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

This event is currenty at or above capacity.

See the Sound - Visual Phonics

Date: Jun 27, 2017 - Jun 28, 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:

The Special Education Division of the Green River Regional Educational Cooperative is pleased to offer See the Sound – Visual Phonics training.  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.

How Does See the Sound-Visual Phonics Help?

  • See the Sound-Visual Phonics is the first step to reading, as sound (not the alphabet) is the root of language, and it is easy to use. Once a student has learned it, s/he has a powerful tool to learn basic literacy and communication skills. Most beginning readers learn it more quickly than other methods. Many “remedial” readers can learn it in a few weeks.
  • See the Sound-Visual Phonics helps students pronounce and understand words so quickly that almost from the beginning, comprehension, not decoding, becomes the natural focus of reading.
  • See the Sound-Visual Phonics is cost effective and can be incorporated into almost any traditional reading program to create a comprehensive curriculum.

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

This event is currenty at or above capacity.

Igniting Mathematical Thinking in the Intermediate Classroom

Date: Jun 21, 2017 - Jun 21, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: Kim Estes, GRREC Math Consultant

Cost: GRECC members: $250.00, Non-GRECC members: $500.00

Description:

Getting students engaged in mathematics can be challenging.  Getting students to think mathematically can be even more challenging!  Join Mathematics Instructional Specialists, Sheri Brittenham and Kim Estes, along with Educational Technology Consultant, Terri Stice as they model strategies for igniting the mathematical thinking in your students. This informative series of workshops is designed to provide participants with tools to help students think through and make sense of the math, develop mathematical literacy, or numeracy, and help students learn to generate questions to monitor and repair understanding, predict and infer, reason with numbers, and become numerate thinkers. The effective use of technology will allow the learners opportunities to make their thinking visible. 

During this institute, participants will:

  • Gain foundational knowledge of strategies to raise student comprehension in math
  • Experience student-centered tasks with embedded strategies to promote mathematical thinking
  • Learn to utilize technology to deepen learning experiences
  • Acquire practical ways to incorporate thinking strategies into their classrooms
  • Leave with sample lessons and answers to the question, “How can I do this in my math class…tomorrow?”

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For questions, contact Kim Estes at (270) 563-2113 or e-mail  kim.estes@grrec.org

Coaching Teams in a Culture of Innovation

Date: Apr 20, 2017 - Apr 20, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:00 CT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

Cost: GRECC members: $250.00, Non-GRECC members: $300.00

Description:

No individual can do what WE can do together. Teams have potential to solve problems in challenging contexts. Building on the foundation of two excellent resources—Elena Aguilar’s The Art of Coaching Teams and Cristina Bianchi and Maureen Steele’s Coaching for Innovation (provided for each participant)—we will look at strategies to cultivate a culture of learning and innovation as played out in the context of effective teams in your environment.  

Learning Targets:

  • Identifying the dimensions of effective teams
  • Developing a culture of trust and innovation (“bigger thinking”)
  • Identifying organizational conditions to support your district/school improvement plan
  • Identifying coaching skills, tools and models that you can use to generate creativity and innovation

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Contact Donna Link at donna.link@grrec.org with any questions.

This event is currenty at or above capacity.

Project-Based Learning: Getting Started

Date: Mar 30, 2017 - Mar 30, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

Cost: GRECC members: $125.00, Non-GRECC members: $225.00

Description:

During this workshop, participants will dive into the world of Project-Based Learning (PBL).  PBL is an instructional framework that is personalized, engaging, and real-world relevant.  Through uncovering the essential elements of PBL, participants will learn how PBL can transform a classroom into an electric atmosphere of engagement and learning for students.   

Learning Targets:

  • Explore the essential elements of PBL
  • Access print and digital PBL resources
  • Investigate activities to help kick off PBL in your classroom
  • Begin writing your own PBL Unit framework

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Contact Patrick Riley at patrick.riley@grrec.org or Martha Butler at martha.butler@grrec.org with any questions.

 

6th Annual Cooperative Purchasing Through AEPA

Date: May 04, 2017 - May 04, 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:

Please join us on Thursday, May 4th for a day planned specifically for those interested in saving your district money.  This meeting will provide the opportunity to network with approved AEPA vendor partners and see how they can stretch your dollar. AEPA is a national 26-state purchasing agency with contracts in everything from office and technology supplies to roofing and turf.  These contracts are approved for use by all Kentucky school districts.

Those vendors expected to attend: CDWG, Independent Stationers, Interior System, Konica Minolta, Kyocera, MNJ Technologies, The Motz Group, Nilfisk-Advance, Progressive Roofing, Quill, School Specialty, Sports Surfaces, Techline, and WTI/Tremco.

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Contact Ann Burden at ann.burden@grrec.org with any questions.

SCM Recertification for Trainers

Date: Jun 15, 2017 - Jun 15, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

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

Description:

This recertification is for SCM Trainers in the current GRREC Network. Safe Crisis Management® “SCM” is a comprehensive training program, through JKM Training, Inc.  that focuses on preventing and managing crisis events, and improving safety in schools.

New Hybrid Format of Training:

  • All participants will complete and pass Day 1 -Theory online before May 31st
  • Day 2- "Skill-Out" will be held at GRREC on June 15th

Training Requirements:

  1. Participants must have successfully completed a SCM Staff Training Program (Initial or Refresher) within the last calendar year.  Participants who completed recertification in 2016 at GRREC will have first priority, but must register by March 24th. 

 

  1. Participants will register and pay for the two-day training through GRREC (refunds will not be given for anyone cancelling without a legitimate reason after May 12th).

 

  1. Once Registration and PO are received, participants will receive a link to complete Day 1-Theory online.   This must be completed and passed before May 31st.

 

  1. Participants will attend Day 2-"Skill-out" at GRREC with JKM Trainer.

*Participants must pass a written and physical skills test (minimum 85% proficiency required in both areas) in order to use SCM.  JKM Training, Inc. requires annual testing.  Organizations are responsible to comply with any additional federal or state testing requirements.

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


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.

Aligning Academics

Date: Apr 26, 2017 - Apr 26, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

Cost: GRECC members: $175.00, Non-GRECC members: $275.00

Description:

Learn how to achieve personal, student, and classroom goals with the 4 Disciplines process.   This workshop prepares staff to enable students to lead their own learning by engaging principles of empowerment and motivation and the power of achieving goals. This day is all about bringing leadership principles to bear on what many schools report as their number one need: academic achievement.  During the workshop, participants will be introduced to the 4D goal-achieving process, applying it to personal and classroom goals, as well as helping students set their own Wildly Important Goals.  Staff will learn how to create and effectively use Leadership Notebooks and Student-Led Conferences to further enhance and empower students to set, track, and achieve their goals, advancing their own leadership learning in school and in life. This powerful day ends with time for The Leader in Me Level 2 implementation planning. All participants will receive the guide book for Aligning Academics for the appropriate middle or elementary level. 

Learning Targets:

  • Reengage with your collective vision around creating a culture of leadership
  • Describe and apply the Four Disciplines (4D) goal-achieving process to personal and classroom goals
  • Engage students in applying the goal-achieving process both personally and academically
  • Explain the purpose and proposed application of the five tabs of the leadership notebook

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Contact Beverly Dawson at beverly.dawson@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.

The Nuts and Bolts of Differentiating an Elementary Classroom

Date: Jun 05, 2017 - Jun 05, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: Tracy Inman, Center for Gifted Studies, WKU

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

Description:

The GRREC Exceptional Children Division is pleased to offer this one-day workshop for educators working with students in grades K-6 in the GRREC region.

Learning Targets:

  • To examine the critical importance of developing and nurturing a climate conducive to effective differentiation
  • To explore multiple pre-assessment strategies to determine readiness levels, interests, and/or learning profiles of students
  • To learn strategies and activities that differentiate content, process, product, and/or assessment to address the needs of students, including those with gifts and talents
  • To modify current lesson/unit (or create new one) so that it addresses the readiness levels, interests, or learning profiles of students

Bring (or be able to access) an upcoming lesson or unit. During the workshop, participants will apply strategies to lessons or units they are planning to use in upcoming classes, leaving with differentiated materials ready for the classroom.

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

The Nuts and Bolts of Differentiating a MS or HS Classroom

Date: Jun 09, 2017 - Jun 09, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: Tracy Inman, Center for Gifted Studies, WKU

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

Description:

The GRREC Exceptional Children Division is pleased to offer this one-day workshop for educators working with students grades 7-12 in the GRREC region.

Learning Targets:

  • To examine the critical importance of developing and nurturing a climate conducive to effective differentiation
  • To explore multiple pre-assessment strategies to determine readiness levels, interests, and/or learning profiles of students
  • To learn strategies and activities that differentiate content, process, product, and/or assessment to address the needs of students, including those with gifts and talents
  • To modify current lesson/unit (or create new one) so that it addresses the readiness levels, interests, or learning profiles of students

 Bring (or be able to access) an upcoming lesson or unit. During the workshop, participants will apply strategies to lessons or units they are planning to use in upcoming classes, leaving with differentiated materials ready for the classroom.

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

BreakoutEDU Unlocking Student Engagement

Date: Jun 14, 2017 - Jun 14, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: Jennifer Sheffield, GRREC Consultant

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

Description:

The Green River Regional Educational Cooperative is pleased to offer this unique, hands-on training on BreakoutEDU: the escape-game puzzle challenge that’s sweeping through classrooms across the country! BreakoutEDU unlocks student engagement while fostering critical and creative thinking, collaboration and communication skills in a fun and exciting way. Can you break out?

In this session participants will learn:

  • How to set up and manage BreakoutEDU kits, whether commercially purchased or built from scratch
  • Strategies for efficient use of a single setup with a large or whole-class group
  • Insights on differentiating content for multiple groups of students within the same game
  • How to access free libraries of existing BreakoutEDU games by age level and/or content area
  • Ways to integrate technology resources such as digital locks, Google Forms, and other online tools
  • How to scaffold student-created Breakout games and use as a dynamic assessment tool

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Contact Jennifer Sheffield at jennifer.sheffield@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.

Leading and Sustaining a Coherent Vision for Mathematics Teaching & Learning (Individual Registsration)

Date: Jun 12, 2017 - Jun 13, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

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

Description:

**NOTE: FOR ONLINE INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION ONLY**

**TO RECEIVE TEAM DISCOUNT FOR REGISTERING 4 PEOPLE, FAX IN TEAM REGISTRATION FORM**

 

GRREC is pleased to offer a two-day professional learning institute designed to assist administrators in examining and better understanding the quality of mathematics teaching and learning effort in their school or district.  These two days, facilitated by Dr. Tim Kanold, will be transformational and inspiring as you learn how to monitor for behaviors (adult actions) that really matter in your school, and become confident in the nature of the tools, protocols, and feedback you provide those you lead.  Whether you are working with students or adults, you can lead a culture that embraces mistakes, reflects, and tries again each and every day through high-leverage team actions. 

Please note this is not a “sit and get” workshop.  It is a time to roll up your sleeves and focus your effort on expected mathematics performance for next year, and beyond.  You will also have a chance at the end of each day to work together on your plans for 2017-18, so bring a team!  You will leave the institute having committed to leading 2-3 strategic high leverage team actions in order to help you implement that vision and voice in the upcoming school year.

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

  • Learn how to monitor for lesson design elements that nurture student learning
  • Demonstrate an understanding of high-leverage team actions that foster student achievement
  • Increase their capacity to support teachers in the use of high-level cognitive demand mathematical tasks
  • Utilize the Seven Stages of Collaborative Development as a diagnostic and a focus tool
  • Understand how classroom walkthroughs can become more effective
  • Develop a leadership focus that has a positive impact on mathematics instruction and assessment in their school/district

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

 

Cognitive Engagement in the Mathematics Classroom Grades 3-6

Date: Jun 12, 2017 - Jun 13, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

Cost: GRECC members: $225.00, Non-GRECC members: $450.00

Description:

NOTE: This is a 3-day training to be held on June 12, 13 and September 21, 2017.

Looking for ways to engage students in learning mathematics?  Wondering how to plan rigorous tasks that maximize student learning?  Join John Antonetti and Terri Stice for three days of designing and developing powerful math tasks for students in grades 3-6.  John and Terri will share how to build engaging qualities into tasks while incorporating the effective use of technology to increase student thinking and learning.  Follow-up day in September will be geared toward analyzing student work, digging a little deeper, and discussing next steps for implementation.

As a result of engaging in this professional learning event, participants will:

  • Discover how engaging qualities, cognitive demand, and research-based instructional strategies interact to build powerful learning tasks
  • Make connections between engaging math tasks and the Standards for Mathematical Practice
  • Analyze student work to look for the components of engaging tasks
  • Understand the essential practices in a classroom to engage all students in the learning
  • Learn how to make student thinking visible through the effective use of digital tools and on-line learning experiences

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