KEDC Special Education Online Modules

This website is the home of online trainings offered by the KEDC Special Education Cooperative.

Under each section you will find professional development modules designed for teachers, paraeducators, and administrators. A lot of the modules have been approved for EILA credit. The Resources page houses recordings from Zoom presentations we've had in the past as well as websites that have good information for educators.

It is our sincere wish that you find this website beneficial and easy to use. These modules consist of a Google Form with embedded videos and quizzes. Each module that is completed with a score of 80% or higher will earn PD credit. Once this requirement is met a certificate will be emailed to you. Please note that the email you receive will also have a link to an evaluation form. We ask that you would take a few minutes to send us your feedback of the session.

If you do not receive an email after completing a module, please check your clutter & junk email folders for one from KEDC Special Education. Also, you may contact Pam Middleton at pam.middleton@kedc.org with any questions or problems.

Presentation Recordings from the 2021 Special Ed Summer Institute

Being a special educator has always been a hard job. A year of remote and hybrid learning has pushed some staff to the breaking point and next year’s recovery plans will further tax staff. This session will share practical and impactful strategies to make the work of special educators, school psychs and related service staff easier, more rewarding and more impactful. Handout link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hBd_cPVFLXaXt3HYk-811fUEXNK4B5oq/view?usp=sharing

Sasha Long shows us how to solve classroom challenges when students can't do or won't do their tasks using positive reinforcement and executive functioning skills building. It is a simple process of teaching executive functioning skills when students can't do the work and providing positive reinforcement when students won't do the work. Realizing that the only behavior we have complete control over is our own. Resources link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1d1qD4GlMWZGpp2h9LzxFq9KMbecwB4xM?usp=sharing

enCORE offers a blended approach of hands-on learning, technology-facilitated lessons, and individualized, technology-delivered instruction across English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Based on evidence-based practices (EBP) and the most current research on addressing the academic needs for this complex student population, lesson plans are scripted, providing teachers with a step-by-step guide for using systematic instruction, constant time delay, system of least prompts, and technology-aided instruction. *Incentives offered during the presentation are no longer available.

We have been through one rough year, and as we return to school, it is important to understand that nothing will be quite the same. Some of our students and our colleagues have suffered greatly during this period and it is important to learn both the lasting effects of Covid and how to mitigate them. Dr. Malcolm Smith is an authority on peer victimization, incivility and anger in the classroom and the workplace. Handout link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/10Q4uHT20C50va_99Yh1YA78dYkpp4gCU/view?usp=sharing