Featured Events

Kagan Cooperative Learning

Date: Jun 22, 2016 - Jun 24, 2016

Time: 8:30 - 3:45 CT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

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

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!

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

Math Instructional Coaching

Date: Jul 11, 2016 - Jul 13, 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.

 

 

The Power of Self-Directed Evaluation Conversations

Date: Jun 29, 2016 - Jun 30, 2016

Time: 8:30 - 2:30

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: Dr. Maggie McGatha, University of Louisville

Cost: GRECC members: $150.00, Non-GRECC members: $300.00

Description:

GRREC is pleased to offer a two-day professional learning event designed to help administrators develop the skills and knowledge to coach teachers and other professionals during the evaluation process.

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

  • Learn how to structure professional conversations by applying tools of Cognitive CoachingSM to the evaluation process
  • Understand how evaluation can support self-directedness
  • Demonstrate mediation skills & coaching capabilities, including paraphrasing and questioning
  • Increase confidence in using evaluation as an opportunity to support professional growth
  • Understand evaluation in the context of other support functions
  • Increase their capacity to support teachers and other professionals in meeting their professional growth goals connected to Kentucky’s Framework for Teaching (TPGES and OPGES)

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

SCM Recertification for Trainers

Date: Jun 13, 2016 - Jun 14, 2016

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: Mariah's Restaurant, Bowling Green, KY

Presenters: ,

Cost: GRECC members: $285.00, Non-GRECC members: $285.00

Description:

Audience:    Current Certified SCM Trainers         (GRREC members only)

Learning Targets:

  • Participants must have successfully completed a SCM Staff Training Program (Initial or Refresher) within the last calendar year.
  • All SCM theory will be reviewed.
  • All SCM Emergency Safety Physical Interventions that your organization utilizes will be reviewed.
  • 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.

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

 

 

7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Date: May 31, 2016 - May 31, 2016

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: Badgett Building Downstairs Training Room

Presenters: ,

Cost: GRECC members: $195.00, Non-GRECC members: $250.00

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 at liz.brewer@grrec.org with any questions.

 

Modified Orton-Gillingham Reading Instruction

Date: Jul 14, 2016 - Jul 15, 2016

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: Kim Cooper, Resource Specialist, Fayette County Public Schools

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

Description:

The Green River Regional Educational Cooperative is pleased to offer this two-day interactive training that will teach you the basics of Orton-Gillingham, a multi-sensory reading program.  Orton-Gillingham helps build a strong phonics foundation while also working on phonemic awareness, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension.

Learning Targets:

  • Participants will be able to assess their students and start them at the appropriate place in the program
  • Participants will know and be able to demonstrate the 3-part drill
  • Participants will know how to introduce a new phoneme
  • Participants will know how to teach a red word

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

Response to Intervention and English Learners

Date: Jun 22, 2016 - Jun 22, 2016

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: Dr. Julie Esparza, Consultant

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

Description:

Join other educators from the region to learn more about implementing Response to Intervention (RtI) for English Learners and using assessment data to distinguish disabilities from language differences.  Dr. Julie Esparza Brown is one of the leading voices in the country for ensuring that RtI and the evaluation process is culturally and linguistically sensitive and fair.  Dr. Brown will focus on Tier II and Tier III interventions, for the purposes of using the response data to improve instruction or focus on the disability evaluation process.

Learning Targets:

  • Develop/increase understanding of the RtI framework as it applies to English Learners (ELs) 
  • Identify the characteristics of interventions that are most suited to addressing the unique needs of ELs
  • Learn a system to inform the adaption of common interventions in order to make them more appropriate for ELs
  • Develop/increase understanding of using intervention outcome data to formulate next steps for EL students who are suspected of having a disability

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

 

This event is currenty at or above capacity.

Promoting Positive Mental Health in our Schools and Communities

Date: Jun 27, 2016 - Jun 28, 2016

Time: 8:30 - 4:00 CST

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

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

Description:

GRREC, LifeSkills, and Rivendell are pleased to offer this 2-day mental health conference for participants from the field of education, mental health, and the juvenile judicial system in our region.  The focus will be on developing regional, shared comprehensive resources and service delivery for children with behavioral/mental health needs.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify warning signs, prevalent issues, and services for students/clients in need of mental/behavioral health interventions
  • Identify relevant, evidence-based interventions to address needs of students and clients
  • Develop awareness of common language, services, and supports to families, schools, and community providers in our region through cross-system partnerships
  • Learn how to engage families through value acceptance and understanding

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

 

Thinking Strategies Elementary (K-5)

Date: Jun 08, 2016 - Jun 09, 2016

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: Barb DeGraaf, Reading/Language Arts Instructional Specialist -- Betsy Madison, Literacy Consultant

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

Description:

The Green River Regional Educational Cooperative is pleased to offer this two-day training appropriate for teachers in grades K-5 (grade 6 if in Elementary School), instructional coaches, curriculum coordinators, and school administrators.  This course will show you how to create a culture of thinking in your classroom.  You will learn how to teach students thinking strategies that good readers use to increase understanding when reading, speaking, and listening as they interact with text and other learners.

Learning Targets:

  • To integrate the Thinking Strategies into classroom instruction so that students become increasingly independent using the strategies as they meet the Common Core Standards
  • To recognize the difference between a culture of knowing and a culture of thinking
  • To identify the components of the gradual release model and the purpose of each so that teachers can plan instruction that leads to student understanding and use of each Thinking Strategy

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Contact Barb DeGraaf at barb.degraaf@grrec.org with any questions.

Thinking Strategies for Middle/High Students

Date: Jun 29, 2016 - Jun 30, 2016

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: Barb DeGraaf, Reading/Language Arts Instructional Specialist -- Betsy Madison, Literacy Consultant

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

Description:

The Green River Regional Educational Cooperative is pleased to offer this two-day training appropriate for middle and high school teachers, instructional coaches, curriculum coordinators, and school administrators.

This course will show you how to create a culture of thinking in your classroom.  You will learn how to teach students Thinking Strategies that good readers use to increase understanding when reading, speaking, and listening as they interact with text and other learners.

Learning Targets:

  • To integrate the Thinking Strategies into classroom instruction so that students become increasingly independent using the strategies as they meet the Common Core Standards
  • To recognize the difference between a culture of knowing and a culture of thinking
  • To identify the components of the gradual release model and the purpose of each so that teachers can plan instruction that leads to student understanding and use of each Thinking Strategy

Click here to download further information.

Contact Barb DeGraaf at barb.degraaf@grrec.org with any questions.

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

Date: Jul 20, 2016 - Jul 21, 2016

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: Debra Myers, GRREC School Psychologist

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

Description:

The Green River Regional Educational Cooperative Special Education Division is pleased to present Autism & ABA:  An introduction to Discrete Trial Teaching on Wednesday and Thursday, July 20-21, 2016.

In this session, characteristics of autism and the more prominent interventions or evidence-based practices (EBPs) in the area of autism will be briefly reviewed.  The session will primarily focus upon Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Discrete trial teaching (DTT) interventions that schools are more frequently being asked to provide for students with autism.  Participants will have an introduction to general ABA procedures as they pertain to effective interventions.  A description of both verbal behavior and mass trial strategies will be provided with conditions on when to use.  Day 1 will focus on specific DTT strategies and teaching methods.  Day 2 will focus upon what to teach and specific curriculum tools.    Note: Must attend Day 1 to attend Day 2.

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.

Summer Science Academy - Grades 3-5

Date: Jun 13, 2016 - Jun 13, 2016

Time: 8:00 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

Cost: GRECC members: $750.00, Non-GRECC members: $1,000.00

Description:

GRREC is pleased to offer a five-day professional learning opportunity focusing on the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for grade levels 3-5.  Special emphasis will be placed on assisting teachers to better understand the new standards around engineering.  Through the week, teachers will receive training from seven different higher education faculty from Western Kentucky University and Northern Kentucky University with expertise in science content and instruction.  Trainers will model lessons reflecting the rigor of the new standards.  Participating teachers will leave the intensive five-day training equipped with the knowledge, resources, and confidence to teach next generation science in the elementary classroom.

Learning Targets:

  • Teachers will better understand the NGSS with special emphasis on engineering
  • Teachers will be stretched in their knowledge of grade specific science content
  • Teachers will be equipped with the knowledge, resources, and confidence to teach the NGSS in the classroom

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Contact Brian Womack at brian.womack@grrec.org with any questions.

Peer Observation

Date: Jun 10, 2016 - Jun 10, 2016

Time: 8:30 - 11:30 CDT

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 a face-to-face professional learning for Peer Observers. Participants will be engaged through the use of multiple facilitators, electronic presentations, and group activities.  This learning focuses on building effective peer interactions through the use of collegial conversations grounded in the Kentucky Framework for Teaching and Specialist Frameworks.  Peers will know how to engage in conversations that lead to actionable feedback – helping educators continue their professional growth.

This training allows participants to renew their peer observation certification or gain initial peer observation certification.  Administrators in attendance will receive 3 hours of EILA credit.  It is recommended that districts offer educators three hours of Professional Development credit for attendance and completion of this training.

Participants should bring laptops and earbuds/headphones.

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Contact Kellie Thompson at kellie.thompson@grrec.org

 

 

 

Peer Observation - Afternoon

Date: Jun 10, 2016 - Jun 10, 2016

Time: 12:30 - 3:30 CDT

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 a face-to-face professional learning for Peer Observers. Participants will be engaged through the use of multiple facilitators, electronic presentations, and group activities.  This learning focuses on building effective peer interactions through the use of collegial conversations grounded in the Kentucky Framework for Teaching and Specialist Frameworks.  Peers will know how to engage in conversations that lead to actionable feedback – helping educators continue their professional growth.

This training allows participants to renew their peer observation certification or gain initial peer observation certification.  Administrators in attendance will receive 3 hours of EILA credit.  It is recommended that districts offer educators three hours of Professional Development credit for attendance and completion of this training.

Participants should bring laptops and earbuds/headphones.

Click here to download further information.

Contact Kellie Thompson at kellie.thompson@grrec.org

Google More Than a Search Engine

Date: Jul 07, 2016 - Jul 07, 2016

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: Terri Stice , Director of Instructional Technology & Support Services

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

Description:

GRREC is pleased to offer Google More Than A Search Engine.  This is a professional learning experience design for the teacher just beginning to explore the use of Google Apps for Educators.  The learning focuses on big ideas about applying Google’s suite of free tools to transform teaching and learning.  This high energy and hands on workshop will explore Google Docs, Spreadsheets, Slides, Forms, YouTube in the Classroom, Chrome and more! 

Bring your own laptop or Chromebook.

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

 

This event is currenty at or above capacity.

KY Behaviior Tracker for PASS Programs

Date: Jul 21, 2016 - Jul 21, 2016

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: Kathy Maciel, Behavior Consultant

Cost: GRECC members: $0.00, Non-GRECC members: $100.00

Description:

Kentucky PASS programs have been using KY Behavior Tracker, (aka BehaviorPlus™, EdPlan Behavior) to collect student behavior data.  Data collected allows educators to develop plans, monitor student performance, and manage data to support results-driven instruction at the individual, district, and state levels. We will also be looking at a more structured key of values for each Behavior Resolution in order to be more consistent across the region, as well as complete a fidelity activity to improve consistency of monitored progress.

Morning Session:  KY Behavior Tracker How To’s and walk-through of new features

Afternoon Session: Analyzing data, program set-up, advanced reporting on student data.  Please bring any student data/information to be entered.  The afternoon will be used to finalize and refine set-up and program components for your PASS program, so please bring any needed materials. 

Audience:  KY Behavior Tracker Administrators and PASS Coaches/Paraprofessionals using this software.  Please send at least one person from each district who can share changes with users.

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

A Focus on Feedback - Using Scoring Guides/Rubrics

Date: Jul 27, 2016 - Jul 27, 2016

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

Cost: GRECC members: $150.00, Non-GRECC members: $300.00

Description:

GRREC is pleased to present A Focus on Feedback- Using Scoring Guides/Rubrics. The seminar provides an opportunity for teachers and leaders to learn the “why” and “how” of scoring guide/rubric creation and implementation. Participants will engage with the facilitator, Lisa Almeida, each other and the work as they revisit the power of implementing high quality scoring guides/rubrics.

Objectives…

  • Participants will explore the research on effective feedback
  • Participants will examine the benefits of rubrics for students and teachers including how to use rubrics to improve-revise work
  • Participants will learn how to design a rubric, as well as revise a rubric(s) to create more specific and aligned feedback
  • Participants will create content specific rubrics that can be used immediately with students

Participants should bring a fully charged laptop and 2-4 samples of rubrics used in their classroom.

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

Building Competency in Middle School Mathematics

Date: Jun 07, 2016 - Jun 08, 2016

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: Kim Estes, GRREC Math Consultant

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

Description:

Join WKU Mathematics Associate Professor, Dr. Hope Marchionda, and GRREC Mathematics Instructional Specialist, Kim Estes, as they facilitate an engaging and informative two-day workshop designed to support teachers in utilizing rich tasks that develop students’ conceptual understanding of these critical areas in middle school mathematics.

During this workshop, participants will:

  • Acquire practical ways to incorporate tasks into their classrooms
  • Work through tasks that assess students’ knowledge and misconceptions
  • Distinguish between questions for struggling students, students on task, and students who need extensions
  • Analyze a case study related to teacher decision-making and student thinking about mathematics
  • Experience student-centered tasks that bring clarity to the abstract world of algebraic reasoning through representation

Click here to download further information.

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

FBA to BIP for EBD and Autism

Date: Jul 18, 2016 - Jul 18, 2016

Time: 8:30 - 3:30

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

Cost: GRECC members: $25.00, Non-GRECC members: $100.00

Description:

An appropriate Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) is a systematic process for developing statements that hypothesize identified factors that contribute to the occurrence and maintenance of problem behavior.  More importantly, the FBA serves as a basis for developing proactive and comprehensive Behavior interventions and plans.  The BIP addresses needed environmental changes or supports and includes evidence-based practices that match the function of a student's behavior.  The afternoon session will include evidence-based interventions and practices for students with Emotional Behavioral Disabilities and Autism and how to implement with fidelity.

Learning Targets:

  • Participants will identify critical steps for conducting a Functional Behavior Assessment
  • Participants will learn the essential components needed for a clear, effective BIP based on a FBA
  • Participants will learn how to individualize behavioral interventions for their students with emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Participants will learn the how to individualize behavioral interventions for their students with Autism

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

 

GRREC Crisis Recovery Team Training - Hillview Heights, BG

Date: Jun 14, 2016 - Jun 14, 2016

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: Hillview Heights Church

Presenters: Dr. Nancy Bertuleit, Consultant -- Tim Murley, GRREC Consultant

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

Description:

The GRREC Crisis Recovery Team responds to crisis situations in our region to offer additional resources to support district and school personnel. We invite those who are interested in being part of this team to join current members to discuss the general background, procedures and techniques of the Crisis Recovery Team.

This training is required for those desiring to participate with GRREC in districts in a time of need. 

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Contact Tim Murley at tim.murley@grrec.org with any questions.

 

GRREC Crisis Recovery Team Training

Date: Jul 18, 2016 - Jul 18, 2016

Time:

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: Dr. Nancy Bertuleit, Consultant -- Tim Murley, GRREC Consultant

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

Description:

The GRREC Crisis Recovery Team responds to crisis situations in our region to offer additional resources to support district and school personnel. We invite those who are interested in being part of this team to join current members to discuss the general background, procedures and techniques of the Crisis Recovery Team.

This training is required for those desiring to participate with GRREC in districts in a time of need. 

Click here to download further information.

Contact Tim Murley at tim.murley@grrec.org with any questions.

Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP™)


Date: Jul 28, 2016 - Jul 29, 2016

Time: 8:30 - 3:15 and 8:30 - 12:00 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: Janie Cirlot-New, Presenter

Cost: GRECC members: $0.00, Non-GRECC members: $75.00

Description:

Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) is an augmentative alternative communication (AAC) approach designed to give individuals who are non-verbal or have limited verbal abilities a method of independently and spontaneously expressing themselves through the use of a voice output communication device. LAMP was initially developed to give non-verbal individuals with autism a means of communication but can be adapted to benefit individuals with a variety of disabilities. The components of LAMP address the features and vocabulary available on the device as well as the method of teaching communication while taking into account the individual’s sensory needs. Topics to be covered include:

          ►     The 5 components of LAMP: readiness to learn, joint engagement, and pairing a unique and consistent motor plan with auditory output and a natural response

          ►     The role of motor learning in language development and AAC fluency

          ►     Device features that support implementation

          ►     Choosing and teaching vocabulary

          ►     Introduction to the Words for Life AAC iPad app and vocabulary file for PRC devices

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