Featured Events

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.

PPMHSC The Power of Mindsets and Resiliency

Date: Mar 28, 2017 - Mar 28, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

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

Description:

The PPMHSC Partners and GRREC are pleased to offer a day with Dr. Robert Brooks as we move the work of Interconnecting Mental Health in Schools forward. He will present on two topics, "Strategies for Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Challenging Youth," and "Can We Take Care of Youth if We Don't Take Care of Ourselves?" Using "mindsets" as a central concept, Dr. Brooks will describe the mindset and strategies of educators and mental health professionals who are effective in reaching and teaching youth.  He will not only give us tools to be effective with challenging youth, but will describe a specific framework with techniques for developing stress hardiness and resilience in order to promote our own physical and emotional well-being.  His talks are filled with practical, realistic suggestions and he is renowned for the warmth and humor he uses to bring his insights and anecdotes to life.  GRREC consultants, Randi Womack and Rebecca Gaddie, will conclude by leading us on how to actively implement these concepts in our current work.

Learning Targets:

  • Learn specific interventions for nurturing motivation, learning, self-discipline, caring, hope and resilience in youth.
  • Increase awareness of lifestyle changes that lead to focusing on "personal control" vs. expending time and energy on situations over which we have little or any influence.

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

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.

Low Incidence: CCR-AA Unit Planning

Date: Mar 23, 2017 - Mar 23, 2017

Time:

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: Jessica Purchis, GRREC Consultant

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

Description:

The Green River Regional Educational Cooperative is pleased to offer a follow-up to the fall EFAS-AA unit planning session for High School Low Incidence teachers.  This session is to continue the work started this fall.  Participants should have attended the fall session prior to attending this session.

This session will allow High School Low Incidence teachers to plan and develop units of study, share resources, and plan for work-based learning in their classrooms.  Participants should come prepared to create and share units of study, lesson plans, and activities.  Laptops will be needed.

Learning Targets:

  • Participants will review standards work that was done in the fall
  • Participants will work together to develop units of study for the new Career Work Experience Certification courses
  • Participants will preview new items available in the GRREC lending library related to transition

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

Student-Focused Transition Planning

Date: Mar 30, 2017 - Mar 30, 2017

Time: 12:30 - 3:30 EDT

Location: Cecilian Bank

Presenters: ,

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

Description:

The Green River Regional Educational Cooperative is pleased to offer Student-Focused Transition Planning. Student-Focused Transition Planning is a process-oriented approach to empowering students with disabilities. Student-Focused Transition Planning involves the development of methods and resources to guide facilitators in intensive post-secondary transition planning to assist individuals in identifying and pursuing their goals and dreams.

In order to best implement this process, a team approach is recommended.

Learning Targets:

  • Participants will apply a procedure to ensure student’s goals and dreams are at the center of transition planning.
  • Participants will identify students on caseloads who may need a more intensive level of transition planning.
  • Participants will develop an action plan for implementation and sharing of Student-Focused Transition Planning procedures and strategies with other special education teachers in their district.

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

Student Directed IEP

Date: Mar 30, 2017 - Mar 30, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 11:30 AM EDT

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 offer training on Student Directed IEP.  Student Directed IEP is a range of methods, strategies, and approaches that are designed to provide support to students with disabilities in participating in the IEP process to the maximum extent possible.  This training is appropriate for Special Education Teachers at ALL grade levels.

Learning Targets:

  • Participants will apply a procedure to ensure student involvement, ownership, and decision making in the IEP Process.
  • Participants will develop an action plan to train other staff members on the Student Directed IEP process.
  • Participants will develop an individualized framework for immediate implementation.

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For information or questions, contact Jessica Purchis or Katrinka Wagoner by phone at 270-734-2011 or 270-404-5389.