Featured Events

Low Incidence: Intro to Alternate Assessment

Date: Sep 28, 2017 - Sep 28, 2017

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: $125.00

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

 

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

ARC Chairperson

Date: Sep 27, 2017 - Sep 27, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: Jessica Purchis, GRREC Consultant -- Katrinka Wagoner, GRREC Consultant

Cost: GRECC members: $0.00, Non-GRECC members: $125.00

Description:

The Green River Regional Educational Cooperative is pleased to offer this training appropriate for NEW or NOVICE ARC Chairpersons.  Participants will learn how to appropriately chair meetings, legalities associated with due process issues, special education forms, and discipline issues.

Specific Topics to be Addressed:

  • Overview of Laws
  • ARC Membership
  • ARC Chairperson Responsibilities
  • Interventions
  • Evaluation and Eligibility
  • Placement and LRE
  • Post-Secondary Transition
  • Preschool Transition

 

Contact Katrinka Wagoner at katrinka.wagoner@grrec.org with any questions.

 

 

School Activity Fund Redbook Training

Date: Sep 27, 2017 - Sep 27, 2017

Time: 8:30 - Noon CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: Laney White, Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC

Cost: GRECC members: $60.00, Non-GRECC members: $60.00

Description:

The Green River Regional Educational Cooperative is pleased to offer this training for Bookkeepers, Secretaries, and Principals.

Join us as we explore the Accounting Procedures for Kentucky Activity Funds. This one-half day training will provide consistent direction to every bookkeeper/secretary and principal in your school district.  Most bookkeepers/secretaries are familiar with the guidelines in Accounting Procedures for Kentucky School Activity Funds (commonly known as the Red Book); however, procedures are not always followed and some are new in positions or have not received formal training of this nature.  Since the principal has the overall responsibility of the School’s Activity Fund, this training will provide the required training needed to assist in the management of those funds and activities.

Key Points This Training Will Address:

  • Review of Account Procedures for Kentucky School Activity Funds
  • Internal Control and Responsibilities
  • General Ledger and Activity Funds
  • Receipts
  • Expenditures/Purchasing
  • Inventory Control
  • Budgets
  • Booster Clubs, Fund Raising, Financial Reports

 

Contact Dan Jones at dan.jones@grrec.org with any questions.

Early Childhood Coaching Academy

Date: Sep 28, 2017 - Sep 28, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

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

Description:

The Academy will begin with a one-day professional learning session to establish protocols for discussion and practice using coaching techniques immersed in early childhood scenarios. Two additional days of follow-up training will occur across the fall semester to allow participants to practice skills and bring back their own experiences as they collaborate with staff back home. Often great leaders of children are asked to lead adults without any specific tools or protocols to assist them day-to-day.  This workshop will provide guidance about how to build capacity in other adults. Participants will receive a copy of Elena Aguilar’s, The Art of Coaching and many other practical tools.

Participants will learn how to identify and practice basic tools needed to

  • develop trust among staff and build a sense of community
  • use techniques and structures for reflecting and problem resolution
  • develop higher levels of efficacy, consciousness, craftsmanship, flexibility and interdependence
  • utilize the coaching tools of active listening, pausing, paraphrasing and posing questions
  • use descriptive data to provide feedback based upon evidence instead of judgement     

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Contact Jamie Spugnardi at jamie.spugnardi@grrec.org with any questions.

Family and Community Early Childhood Events Workshop

Date: Sep 26, 2017 - Sep 26, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 11:30 AM CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

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

Description:

Please join us for a morning of exploring standards based activities that will effectively engage families and the community in early childhood events.  This workshop will be a hands on/minds on session featuring STEAM investigations using Eric Carle’s, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.  Come ready to learn, play and explore!  Books and sample supplies for the event will be provided during the session.

            Participants will take home samples using the following strategies:

  • Materials to bring children and families together
  • Thinking stems and questions for families to use at home
  • Play based learning environments at home and in the community
  • Use of Reading, Language Arts and Mathematical Standards for Early Childhood wrapped in activities at home and in the community
  • Digital tools to explore coding, wondering and problem solving
  • Showcases of student work

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Contact Jamie Spugnardi at jamie.spugnardi@grrec.org

IEP Guidance Document Training for NEW Teachers - Hardin

Date: Nov 01, 2017 - Nov 02, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 EDT

Location: Cecilian Bank

Presenters: ,

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

Description:

Green River Regional Educational Cooperative is pleased to offer training on “Developing and Implementing an Individual Education Plan that is Compliant and Outcome-Driven” for new Special Education teachers in our Region.

Day1: Developing the IEP: This session will provide direct instruction in using the Guidance Document as a guide for creating a meaningful data-driven individual education plan that is compliant and directly aligns with a student’s individual needs, strengths, learning style, and goals. Each participant will leave the session with a toolkit of resources for writing the IEP.

Day2: Implementing the IEP: This session will focus on the implementation of the IEP and student outcomes for new teachers. The day will be structured with mini-sessions on annual goals, data collection/progress monitoring, specially designed instruction, supplementary aids and services, assessment accommodations, least restrictive environment, and transition.

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Contact Jessica Purchis at jessica.purchis@grrec.org or Katrinka Wagoner at katrinka.wagoner@grrec.org with any questions.

IEP Guidance Document Training for Experienced Teachers

Date: Nov 09, 2017 - Nov 09, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CST

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

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

Description:

Green River Regional Educational Cooperative is pleased to offer training on updates to the IEP Guidance Document for experienced Special Education teachers in our Region.  This session will move quickly and is not appropriate for new teachers.

This session will provide direct instruction in using the Guidance Document as a guide for creating a meaningful, data-driven IEP that is compliant and directly aligns with a student’s individual needs, strengths, learning style, and goals.  Each participant will leave the session with a toolkit of resources for writing the IEP.  An emphasis will be placed on updates to the IEP Guidance Document, including goal writing format and analysis of progress monitoring data.

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For information or questions, contact Jessica Purchis or Katrinka Wagonerby phone at (270) 563-2113or e-mail jessica.purchis@grrec.org or katrinka.wagoner@grrec.org.

Kagan Cooperative Learning: Win-Win Discipline November 2017

Date: Nov 09, 2017 - Nov 10, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CST

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

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

Description:

GRREC is pleased to present Kagan Win-Win Discipline for teachers and administrators of all grade levels. This training is specifically designed to support educators in boosting their confidence in handling all types of disruptive behavior. As a result of this workshop, participants will:

  • Understand why students misbehave and what to do about it
  • Promote responsible behavior in their classrooms
  • Appropriately handle issues such as aggression, confrontations, rule breaking, withdrawal, and clowning
  • Channel overly energetic students’ disruptive behavior into productive learning
  • Learn strategies to prevent discipline problems before they happen
  • Create a safe, comfortable classroom focused on learning, not discipline

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Contact Amanda Turner at amanda.turner@grrec.org with questions.

 

Kagan Cooperative Learning: Structuring for Active Engagement June 2018

Date: Jun 12, 2018 - Jun 13, 2018

Time: 8:30 - 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 Academic Engagement for teachers and administrators of all grade levels. Kagan Structures, which are supported by a large body of research, are highly effective cooperative learning strategies designed to create full engagement for all students. In this two-day session, participants will learn easy ways to use Kagan Structures as a part of every lesson, creating greater engagement, deeper understanding of content, improved retention, and greater liking of class and content.  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 Amanda Turner at amanda.turner@grrec.org with any questions.

Meaningful Mathematics: Fractions Module

Date: Jan 09, 2018 - Jan 10, 2018

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: Randi Womack, Math Consultant -- Rebecca Gaddie, Consultant

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

Description:

If you are interested in deepening your understandings within one of our three math concepts, you might be interested in attending a Meaningful Mathematics module within the Academy. Each 2-day module includes experiences that explore standards, use of tools and manipulatives, and rich tasks.

You are registering for the fractions module.

Please do not register if you have registered for the complete Academy.

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For information or questions, contact Rebecca Gaddie at (270)765-9629 or rebecca.gaddie@grrec.org

Shaping Mindsets

Date: Sep 28, 2017 - Sep 28, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: Randi Womack, Math Consultant -- Rebecca Gaddie, Consultant

Cost: GRECC members: $50.00, Non-GRECC members: $125.00

Description:

Have you heard a student say, “I just can’t do it!” when faced with a challenge, while other students thrive on challenge? Based on the research of experts in the field of mindset, we will explore the impact of mindset on the culture of learning in the classroom. We will examine the effects of teacher mindset on teaching and learning as well as the role that student mindset plays in motivation, attitude, and achievement. You will engage in hands-on and visual tasks that can begin building your toolkit for teaching for a growth mindset. You will receive two books to support you in your mindset journey: Mindsets in the Classroom: Building a Growth Mindset Learning Community and the Ready-to-use Resources for Mindsets in the Classrooms by Mary Cay Ricci.

Learning Targets:

  • Have a better understanding of growth mindset
  • Begin building a toolkit for teaching for a growth mindset

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For information or questions, contact Rebecca Gaddie at (270)765-9629 or rebecca.gaddie@grrec.org

Creating a Revolution in Education Through Innovation and Personalized Learning

Date: Oct 30, 2017 - Oct 30, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 11:30 AM CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

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

Description:

Known to many as "America's Educator," Ron Clark is the 2000 Disney American Teacher of the Year, a two-time New York Times Bestselling au-thor, the subject of a television movie and the founder of The Ron Clark Academy.

In 2006, Ron Clark founded The Ron Clark Academy, an inner-city school serving students from across metro Atlanta. The privately-funded institution is unique for its innovative teaching methods and curriculum based on world-wide travel. Each year the students, grades 5 through 8, apply their in-class lessons to international adventures. And, by the time of graduation, each child will have visited six of the seven continents. Teachers from around the world visit the Academy to observe the innovative and "out-of-the-box" methods for achieving student success.

In addition to his many duties as an educator, Ron Clark is a much sought after keynote speaker. Within his humorous and heartwarming stories, he delivers a message relevant to each of us.

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Contact Jamie Spugnardi at jamie.spugnardi@grrec.org with any quetions.

 

Early Childhood Content Training & STEAM Workshop

Date: Nov 03, 2017 - Nov 03, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 11:30 AM CST

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: Jamie Spugnardi, Consultant

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

Description:

This workshop will be a hands-on/minds-on session where teachers, coaches, and administrators will have the opportunity to explore how to increase appropriate challenge and age appropriate real world learning connections through literacy and STEAM investigations.  Educators will also develop an understanding of how the investigations and content builds across the grade levels.  (Ex.  How will creating ‘inventions’ using boxes in the art center relate to engineering and design standards in later grades?) Literacy and STEAM explorations will be designed using the If You Give A Mouse a Cookie series and other popular early childhood trade books. 

Participants will take home samples using the following strategies:

  • Model lessons and learning stations
  • Thinking stems and questions to increase challenge and literacy
  • Use of standards appropriate to the child’s level of readiness
  • Digital tools to explore coding
  • Hands on, minds on materials to inspire innovation, wonder, and problem solving.

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For information or questions, contact Jamie Spugnardi by phone at 270-563-2113 or e-mail Jamie.Spugnardi@grrec.org

 

PBIS Coaching

Date: Oct 18, 2017 - Oct 18, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: Lisa Loague, GRREC PBIS Consultant

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

Description:

Green River Regional Educational Cooperative is pleased to offer PBIS Coaching Training for PBIS School-based and District Coaches.

Coaching support aids in the effective implementation and sustainability of any initiative.  School-based and District PBIS Coaches receive additional training opportunities each year in order to increase their capacity to support their schools and districts in the implementation of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. 

Learning Targets

  • Utilize a framework to guide the initial implementation of PBIS Tier 1 Supports in schools and/or districts
  • Enhance knowledge, skills, and understanding of the process of coaching through exploration of specific roles and responsibilities, action planning, strategies for problem solving, data collection, and evaluation of PBIS
  • Build competency in using the Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI) as a tool to assess critical features of PBIS implementation

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Contact Lisa Loague at lisa.loague@grrec.org with any questions.

The Leader in Me - Culture of Ownership

Date: Nov 01, 2017 - Nov 02, 2017

Time: 8:00 - 3:00 EDT

Location: University of Louisville - Shelby Hurst Campus - Founders Union

Presenters: ,

Cost: GRECC members: $335.00, Non-GRECC members: $335.00

Description:

Join us in this two-day event designed to help others become better leaders, find the leader in themselves, and identify the best practices for creating a culture of ownership.

Featured speakers: William Blackford IV, Muriel Summers, and Stephen M. R. Covey.

EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT: Register before October 6, 2017 to be invoiced following the event for only $295 per participant.

Contact Melissa Biggerstaff at (270) 563-2113 or melissa.biggerstaff@grrec.org with any questions.

 

National Board Certification Training

Date: Sep 30, 2017 - Sep 30, 2017

Time: 8:00 - 3:00 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: Angie Gunter, GRREC Consultant -- Rendy Belcher, GRREC Instructional Specialist

Cost: GRECC members: $229.00, Non-GRECC members: $229.00

Description:

Individualized-Personalized Coaching Sessions will be provided on the following dates:

December 18

December 19

February 19

April 20

April 21

May 3

May 4

Registered participants may select either virtual or face-to-face as the delivery option for coaching sessions.

 

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Contact Rendy Belcher at rendy.belcher@grrec.org with any questions.

Conceptual Building Blocks Academy 2017-2018 MS Math

Date: Oct 17, 2017 - Oct 18, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

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

Description:
  • October 17 & 18, 2017                                   Proportional Reasoning: From Ratios to Slope
  • November 28 & 29, 2017                                             Fostering Algebraic Thinking
  • January 23 & 24, 2018                                         A Progression of Geometric Thinking
  • October 24, 2017                                              Coaches’ Cadre Foundations Meeting

You are registering for all 6 sessions.

The Conceptual Building Blocks Academy offers an opportunity for teachers to build new understandings by making connections between the language in the standards and the rich experiences that develop a deep understanding.

Learning Targets:

  • Have a better understanding of how to build an effective mathematical culture of learning.
  • Experience and learn strategies that will deepen content knowledge and pedagogy.

Click here to download further information.

Contact Jennifer Clemmons at jennifer.clemmons@grrec.org with any questions.

 

 

 

Meaningful Mathematics: Proportional Reasoning Module

Date: Oct 17, 2017 - Oct 18, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: Jennifer Clemmons, Math Consultant -- Randi Womack, Math Consultant

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

Description:

You are registering for Proportional Reasoning: From Ratios to Slope.

The Conceptual Building Blocks Academy offers an opportunity for teachers to build new understandings by making connections between the language in the standards and the rich experiences that develop a deep understanding.

Learning Targets:

  • Have a better understanding of how to build an effective mathematical culture of learning.
  • Experience and learn strategies that will deepen content knowledge and pedagogy.

Click here to download further information.

Contact Jennifer Clemmons at jennifer.clemmons@grrec.org with any questions.

 

Meaningful Mathematics: Algebraic Thinking Module

Date: Nov 28, 2017 - Nov 29, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CST

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: Jennifer Clemmons, Math Consultant -- Randi Womack, Math Consultant

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

Description:

You are registering for Fostering Algebraic Thinking.

The Conceptual Building Blocks Academy offers an opportunity for teachers to build new understandings by making connections between the language in the standards and the rich experiences that develop a deep understanding.

Learning Targets:

  • Have a better understanding of how to build an effective mathematical culture of learning.
  • Experience and learn strategies that will deepen content knowledge and pedagogy.

Click here to download further information.

Contact Jennifer Clemmons at jennifer.clemmons@grrec.org with any questions.

 

Meaningful Mathematics: Geometric Thinking Module

Date: Jan 23, 2018 - Jan 24, 2018

Time: 8:30 - 3:00 CST

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: Jennifer Clemmons, Math Consultant -- Randi Womack, Math Consultant

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

Description:

You are registering for A Progression of Geometric Thinking.

The Conceptual Building Blocks Academy offers an opportunity for teachers to build new understandings by making connections between the language in the standards and the rich experiences that develop a deep understanding.

Learning Targets:

  • Have a better understanding of how to build an effective mathematical culture of learning.
  • Experience and learn strategies that will deepen content knowledge and pedagogy.

Click here to download further information.

Contact Jennifer Clemmons at jennifer.clemmons@grrec.org with any questions.

 

Just the Beginning! Power of Access

Date: Oct 16, 2017 - Oct 16, 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:

Green River Regional Educational Cooperative is pleased to host Just the Beginning! Power of Access for Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, and Speech Language Pathologists.  This course will demonstrate strategies for functional seating and positioning as well as strategies for effective functional movement and independence.

Learning Objectives:

  • Verbalize the difference between restrictive and supportive positioning.
  • Identify at least 3 forms of alternative access and how they perform.
  • Describe specific considerations for matching technology to movement common with at least 2 different diagnoses.  
  • Recognize the importance of MOBILITY for EVERYONE and be able to discuss 3 benefits to mobility.
  • Compare the functionality and driving characteristics of at least 2 different driver control systems.

PRESENTER: Byron Guisbert.

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For information or questions, contact Jana Prichard or Kelly Davis by phone at (270) 563-2113 or e-mail jana.prichard@grrec.org or kelly.davis@grrec.org

Co-Teaching for Special Education & General Education Teams - E-town

Date: Nov 14, 2017 - Nov 14, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 EST

Location: Cecilian Bank

Presenters: Angie Gunter, GRREC Consultant -- Katrinka Wagoner, GRREC Consultant

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

Description:

The Cecilian Bank - Hillcrest Ÿ 3460 Leitchfield Rd Ÿ Cecilia (Elizabethtown)

Green River Regional Educational Cooperative is pleased to offer training on Co-Teaching for special education and general education co-teaching teams.

Participants should attend with their co-teaching partner(s) to maximize the time for planning and team discussion imbedded in this training.

 

Co-Teaching Teams will be able to identify:

  • the key elements that define co-teaching
  • strategies for determining roles and responsibilities within co-teaching partnerships
  • the co-teaching approaches and how each supports instruction
  • a three-part process for planning.

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

 

Co-Teaching for Special Education & General Education Teams

Date: Nov 27, 2017 - Nov 27, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CST

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: Angie Gunter, GRREC Consultant -- Katrinka Wagoner, GRREC Consultant

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

Description:

Green River Regional Educational Cooperative is pleased to offer training on Co-Teaching for special education and general education co-teaching teams.

Participants should attend with their co-teaching partner(s) to maximize the time for planning and team discussion imbedded in this training.

Co-Teaching Teams will be able to identify:

■       the key elements that define co-teaching

■       strategies for determining roles and responsibilities within co-teaching partnerships

■       the co-teaching approaches and how each supports instruction

■       a three-part process for planning

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


 

Instructional Leadership Implications and Collective Efficacy

Date: Nov 15, 2017 - Nov 15, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CST

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

Cost: GRECC members: $95.00, Non-GRECC members: $190.00

Description:

In this interactive and engaging session, participants will learn how teacher and leadership efficacy and clarity can make a significant difference to student learning. Empirical studies have recognized teacher efficacy as a major predictor of teachers' competence and commitment to teaching. Four seminal reviews of the impact of teacher efficacy by Ross (1998), Goddard et al. (2000), Labone (2004), and Hattie (2015) reveal consistent findings: teachers who report a higher sense of efficacy, both individually and as a school collective, tend to be more likely to enter the field, report higher overall satisfaction with their jobs, display greater effort and motivation, take on extra roles in their schools, and are more resilient across the span of their career. According to Professor John Hattie, Collective Teacher Efficacy ranks number one out of over 200 influences that impact student achievement and progress. With an overall effect size of 1.57, simply stated, student achievement improves when teachers work together to make each other better! 

This session includes design templates and other tools to acquire efficacy through disciplined collaboration. Participants will examine effective leadership and instructional practice in order to determine the “collective impact” on student achievement and learning.

Join Steve Ventura for an unforgettable session, and learn how to pursue higher levels of collective efficacy with greater focus, rigor, and clarity.

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

 

Student-Centered Social Studies Strategies: Elementary School

Date: Oct 16, 2017 - Oct 16, 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:

Effective teachers know the importance of engaging students, integrating literacy strategies, and designing inquiry lessons that embed critical thinking, but what does that look and sound like in social studies?  Join us and experience strategies for moving from a teacher-centered to a more student-centered social studies classroom.  On day 1, attendees will participate in a variety of lessons that illustrate these topics:

  • Teaching social studies using inquiry practices
  • Research-based social studies strategies
  • Locating quality sources and resources

Teachers will need to bring a future lesson or unit topic and join with grade-level peers to plan strategies and locate resources on that topic. On the follow-up day 2, teachers will share strategies tried and sources used in their classrooms and how they impacted student learning.  

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Contact Amanda Turner at amanda.turner@grrec.org or Melissa Biggerstaff at melissa.biggerstaff@grrec.org with any questions

Student-Centered Social Studies Strategies: Middle School

Date: Oct 17, 2017 - Oct 17, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

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

Description:

Effective teachers know the importance of engaging students, integrating literacy strategies, and designing inquiry lessons that embed critical thinking, but what does that look and sound like in social studies?  Join us and experience strategies for moving from a teacher-centered to a more student-centered social studies classroom.  On day 1, attendees will participate in a variety of lessons that illustrate these topics:

  • Teaching social studies using inquiry practices
  • Research-based social studies strategies
  • Locating quality sources and resources

Teachers will need to bring a future lesson or unit topic and join with grade-level peers to plan strategies and locate resources on that topic. On the follow-up day 2, teachers will share strategies tried and sources used in their classrooms and how they impacted student learning.   

Click here to download further information.

Contact Amanda Turner or Melissa Biggerstaff at (270) 563-2113 or amanda.turner@grrec.org or melissa.biggerstaff@grrec.org with any questions.

Student-Centered Social Studies Strategies: High School

Date: Oct 18, 2017 - Oct 18, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

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

Description:

Effective teachers know the importance of engaging students, integrating literacy strategies, and designing inquiry lessons that embed critical thinking, but what does that look and sound like in social studies?  Join us and experience strategies for moving from a teacher-centered to a more student-centered social studies classroom.  On day 1, attendees will participate in a variety of lessons that illustrate these topics:

  • Teaching social studies using inquiry practices
  • Research-based social studies strategies
  • Locating quality sources and resources

Teachers will need to bring a future lesson or unit topic and join with grade-level peers to plan strategies and locate resources on that topic. On the follow-up day 2, teachers will share strategies tried and sources used in their classrooms and how they impacted student learning.   

Click here to download further information.

Questions? Contact Amanda Turner at amanda.turner@grrec.org or Melissa Biggerstaff at melissa.biggerstaff@grrec.org.