Featured Events

Math Instructional Coaching

Date: Sep 27, 2016 - Sep 27, 2016

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: Dr. Maggie McGatha, University of Louisville

Cost: GRECC members: $750.00, Non-GRECC members: $1,100.00

Description:

Instructional Supervisors, Administrators, Curriculum Coordinators, Instructional Coaches, Teacher Leaders are invited to participate in a six-day professional learning institute designed to help educators develop the knowledge and skills to coach K-12 teachers specifically around mathematics.

You are registering for all six days: March 8, 9, July 11, 12, 13, and September 27, 2016

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

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

 

Registration deadline is February 25, 2016.

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

 

 

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.

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   

Low Incidence: Curricular Planning for EFAS-AA

Date: Oct 20, 2016 - Oct 20, 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:

The Green River Regional Educational Cooperative is pleased to offer this one-day training appropriate for Low Incidence teachers in grades 8-12, Curriculum Coordinators, Consultants, Directors of Special Education, and school administrators.  This course will take an in-depth look at the required courses for the Career Work Experience Certification and determine which EFAS-AA standards should be taught during each course.  In addition, teachers will begin developing instructional units and sharing resources with one another.

Learning Targets:

  • To increase knowledge of curriculum and unit planning
  • To increase understanding of required Career Work Experience Certification coursework
  • To increase knowledge of EFAS-AA standards
  • To develop Instructional Units in a standard format to be shared amongst participating teachers

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

Progress Monitoring and IEP Development: Refresher for EXPERIENCED Teachers - Cecilia Bank

Date: Oct 24, 2016 - Oct 25, 2016

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 EDT

Location: Cecilian Bank

Presenters: ,

Cost: GRECC members: $0.00, Non-GRECC members: $25.00

Description:

Green River Regional Educational Cooperative is pleased to offer “Progress Monitoring and IEP Development” for experienced Special Education teachers in our Region.

Day 1: Progress Monitoring: This session will focus on the development and implementation of a progress monitoring system that will:

  • Define and identify methods of measurement
  • Collect, graph, analyze, interpret, and communicate progress monitoring data
  • Assist in making instructional decisions about students
  • Demonstrate the linkage between progress monitoring and writing present levels for annual goal development

Day 2: Developing an IEP using the IEP Guidance Document: This session will take an in-depth look at the IEP Guidance Document as a guide for creating a data-driven and outcome-focused individual education plan.

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

Makerspace 101

Date: Oct 26, 2016 - Oct 26, 2016

Time: 8:30 - 3:30

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: Terri Stice, GRREC Director of Instructional Technology

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

Description:

It seems like everyone in education is talking about Makerspaces, but how can one be used to truly transform student learning? If you’re interested in effectively incorporating a Makerspace into your library, school or classroom, please join us for Makerspace 101: An introduction to the powerful world of making. Learn how you can create accessible learning opportunities for all students, and foster growth mindsets as you engage minds, hands and hearts in the creative problem-solving process.

In this training, teachers will learn the following:

  • Engage in workshop-style Thinker Lab demonstrations aligned to Pre-K through high school content areas
  • Understand how students make their learning visible as they construct knowledge
  • Discover ways to embed meaningful formative and summative assessments
  • Discern the difference between entertainment vs. engagement
  • Learn how to effectively implement student-centered Genius Hour

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

Mental Health in Schools - Elementary GCC & CCR

Date: Sep 29, 2016 - Sep 29, 2016

Time: 8:30 - 11:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: Dr. Nancy Bertuleit, Consultant -- Kathy Maciel, Behavior Consultant

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

Description:

For the majority of our students, school is the defacto service provider of mental health services.  The emotional and mental health issues our students face can be overwhelming!  Having the skills and knowledge to address student mental health issues can be challenging for school counselors.  In order to provide effective services, precision of assessment and intervention planning is crucial.  A multi-tiered system approach to address mental health issues is key to successful intervention.  Join Dr. Nancy Bertuleit and Kathy Maciel as they provide guidance and practical tools for assessing and coordinating the care of students with emotional and behavioral needs.

During this session, participants will:

  • Learn how to utilize a problem-solving approach for student intervention
  • Gain confidence in addressing the needs of students exhibiting mental health issues
  • Discover how to integrate mental health strategies within a multi-tiered systems of support framework
  • Determine how to devise a quality intervention team with key stakeholders
  • Identify evidence-based practices that meet the specific emotional/behavioral needs of students

About the Presenters:

Dr. Nancy Bertuleit is a National Certified Counselor, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Kentucky and certified to work with Juvenile Sex Offenders.  Currently, Nancy is a certified trainer for Youth Mental Health USA and works as Director of the Green River Regional Crisis Recovery Team.

Kathy Maciel, NBCT is a Behavior Consultant and Youth Mental Health First Aid trainer at GRREC.  She supports districts and teachers in the areas of Tier 2/3 PBIS, Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities.

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


KYOTE 101 Webinar

Date: Sep 30, 2016 - Sep 30, 2016

Time: 9:00 - 10:30 AM CDT

Location: On-line GoToMeeting

Presenters: Katelin King, GRREC Consultant -- Kellie Thompson, PGES Instructional Specialist -- Rendy Belcher, GRREC Instructional Specialist

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

Description:

The Green River Regional Educational Cooperative is pleased to offer KYOTE 101. This informational webinar will last 90 minutes. The online session will cover an overview of KYOTE, the role building administrators play in successful implementation, the logistics of administering the assessment to ALL populations and the steps necessary to become a writing scorer. Facilitators will navigate participants through a virtual tour of the online resources and other materials that are available to support students. 

Click here to download further information.

For information or questions, contact Katelin Kingby phone at 270-563-2113 or e-mail katelin.king@grrec.org        

 

Mental Health in Schools - MS/HS GCC & CCR

Date: Sep 29, 2016 - Sep 29, 2016

Time: 12:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: Dr. Nancy Bertuleit, Consultant -- Kathy Maciel, Behavior Consultant

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

Description:

For the majority of our students, school is the defacto service provider of mental health services.  The emotional and mental health issues our students face can be overwhelming!  Having the skills and knowledge to address student mental health issues can be challenging for school counselors.  In order to provide effective services, precision of assessment and intervention planning is crucial.  A multi-tiered system approach to address mental health issues is key to successful intervention.  Join Dr. Nancy Bertuleit and Kathy Maciel as they provide guidance and practical tools for assessing and coordinating the care of students with emotional and behavioral needs.

During this session, participants will:

  • Learn how to utilize a problem-solving approach for student intervention
  • Gain confidence in addressing the needs of students exhibiting mental health issues
  • Discover how to integrate mental health strategies within a multi-tiered systems of support framework
  • Determine how to devise a quality intervention team with key stakeholders
  • Identify evidence-based practices that meet the specific emotional/behavioral needs of students

About the Presenters:

Dr. Nancy Bertuleit is a National Certified Counselor, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Kentucky and certified to work with Juvenile Sex Offenders.  Currently, Nancy is a certified trainer for Youth Mental Health USA and works as Director of the Green River Regional Crisis Recovery Team.

Kathy Maciel, NBCT is a Behavior Consultant and Youth Mental Health First Aid trainer at GRREC.  She supports districts and teachers in the areas of Tier 2/3 PBIS, Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities.

Click here to download further information.

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


CIITS for Instructional Leaders

Date: Nov 01, 2016 - Nov 01, 2016

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CST

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

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

Description:

KDE in partnership with GRREC is pleased to offer professional learning around the Instructional Management System of CIITS.  KDE is investing more resources and training in the IMS portion of the program.  CIITS is bringing together the formerly disparate functions of instruction, assessment, data analysis and reporting into a single platform, reducing complexity and increasing effectiveness in the classroom.

  The learning for the day will focus on:

  • Understanding what data is available to teachers
  • How to access reports to monitor how students are performing
  • How to generate reports to get additional information
  • How to create and administer assessments to monitor student learning
  • How to utilize CIITS to support instructional planning in my district 

Click here to download further information.

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

High Reliability Schools by Bob Marzano

Date: Oct 24, 2016 - Oct 24, 2016

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

Cost: GRECC members: $75.00, Non-GRECC members: $225.00

Description:

The Green River Regional Educational Cooperative is pleased to offer High Reliability Schools by Dr. Bob Marzano.  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

Click here to download further information.

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

Strategies for Working with Preschool Students Who Are Visually Impaired

Date: Dec 09, 2016 - Dec 09, 2016

Time: 8:30 - 3:00 CST

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

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

Description:

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

Workshop Topics:

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

Click here to download further information.

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

Novice Reduction Strategies for School Improvement

Date: Oct 13, 2016 - Oct 13, 2016

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

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

Description:

This workshop is intended for principals and their teacher leadership teams.  The Novice Reduction Team will share with teacher leaders, principals, and district leaders the strategies that impact novice learners the greatest when implemented with fidelity.  Novice Reduction and comprehensive school improvement begins with powerful planning. This workshop identifies high impact, research-based strategies that are proven to influence novice performance and improve overall student learning.  We will dive deep into the Key Core Work Processes at the classroom level with a focus on continuous improvement in order to empower our schools and districts to create and sustain plans that WILL make a difference in student performance.  The Novice Reduction Team will share tools, supports, and strategies that will create the transformation in your schools and make a difference in the classroom.

Contact J’Nora McCutchen- Anderson at jnora.anderson@education.ky.gov with any questions.

This event is currenty at or above capacity.

Lexile and Quantile Framework

Date: Oct 20, 2016 - Oct 20, 2016

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

Cost: GRECC members: $149.00, Non-GRECC members: $225.00

Description:

The Green River Regional Educational Cooperative is pleased to offer this training appropriate for Principals, General Education Teachers, Curriculum Coordinators, Instructional Coaches, Librarians and Media Specialists. MetaMetrics® is linking assessment with instruction to help students achieve goals through the Lexile and Quantile framework.

Lexile Framework for Reading

8:30 - 11:30 p.m.

Quantile Framework for Math

12:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Key points in this training:

  • Lexile measure on the K-PREP and the meaning
  • Resources to assist in implementation
    • FREE online resources
    • Lexiles in Action Project
  • Post-secondary commands of Lexile
  • Communicating with parents

Key points in this training:

  • Quantile measure on the K-PREP and the meaning behind it
  • Resources from www.quantiles.com
    • Math Skills Database
    • Quantile Teacher Assistant
  • Aligning your curriculum to state standards
  • Lesson Planning with Quantiles

  *Attendees MUST have a general understanding of Lexile and Quantile Frameworks


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

Person-Centered Planning

Date: Nov 01, 2016 - Nov 01, 2016

Time: 9:00 - 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 Person-Centered Planning. Person-Centered Planning is a process which is designed to help people craft meaningful, typical lifestyles.

The process was developed to describe and work toward:

Community Presence: Having the opportunity to live, work, play, worship, and learn in regular, non-segregated settings.

Community Participation: Playing a vital role in the life of the community by obtaining and maintaining valued social roles and making a contribution.

Choice: Learning how to make life decisions on your own behalf, or how to ask for assistance.

Relationships: Developing genuine, mutual, sustaining relationships with people with and without disabilities.

Competence: Having the opportunity to learn new things you are interested in learning.

Learning Target: To provide information about several person-centered planning tools that can be used with students with disabilities to guide and direct the transition planning process.

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

 

 

Differentiation for Gifted Learners: Beyond the Basics

Date: Nov 09, 2016 - Nov 10, 2016

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CST

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

Cost: GRECC members: $300.00, Non-GRECC members: $500.00

Description:

Dr. Richard Cash has customized a dynamic, two-day workshop in response to teacher feedback about the need for researched-based, practical application differentiation strategies for Gifted and Talented learners in the classroom, including those at the middle and high school levels. He will introduce and expand upon the concept of student self-regulation, and connect ways to address behaviors and mindsets that often manifest themselves in selective/underachievement in GT students. Knowledge and skills gained at this workshop will help both classroom teachers and instructional leaders.

Participants will:

  • Deepen their understanding of how to construct effective enrichment
  • Learn extension and enhancement activities for gifted learners
  • Utilize advanced levels of questioning to help students sharpen their 21st century thinking skills
  • Positively impact student learning at all academic levels within their schools/districts

Click here to download further information.

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