Conference Sessions - Kentucky Council of Exceptional Children!

THE 49TH ANNUAL EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN’S CONFERENCE
Accelerating Learning to Close the
Achievement Gap for Students with Disabilities
COLLABORATIVE PARTNERS
Kentucky Council for Exceptional Children; Kentucky Department of Education;
Council of Administrators of Special Education; Council for Children with Behavior Disorders;
Division of Early Childhood; Special Education Cooperatives;
Calloway County Regional Training Center; KY Schools for the Blind and Deaf;
Kentucky Autism Training Center; Learning Disabilities Association; VSA Kentucky; Pioneers Division;
Institutes for Higher Education; Teacher Education Division; KY Student CEC; and others
NOVEMBER 23-25, 2014
GALT HOUSE EAST, LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY
Table of Contents
Conference Planner ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
Conference at a Glance…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Sunday at a Glance………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
Monday at a Glance………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Tuesday at a Glance………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Sunday Sessions ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Monday Sessions ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Tuesday Sessions .…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Announcements …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
Meetings ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Poster Sessions ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
General Session Agenda …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Awards Ceremony Agenda ….………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
State Advisory Panel and KY Dept. of Education ……………………………………………………………………………………..
Student CEC…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
Teacher of the Year Awards ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
25 Year Special Educators ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Outstanding KY Student CEC Award………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Early Childhood Outstanding Service Award …………………………………………………………………………………………..
Carl Perkins Award ….……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Outstanding Special Education Administrator Award ……………………………………………………………………………..
Yes I Can! Awards …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Yes We Did! Awards ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
Exhibitors ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
Certificate of Attendance ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
FAQ ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Conference Evaluation…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
Thank you Partners ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
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Conference Planner
To get the most out of your Conference Experience, use this Planner to schedule the sessions and activities you don’t
want to miss, exhibits you want to see, and the events you want to enjoy!
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Time
Activity, Session, Exhibits, Meeting
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4:15-5:45 PM ________________________________________________________________________
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Did you visit the Exhibits?
Did you bid at the Silent Auction?
Did you visit the CEC Booth?
Monday, November 24, 2014
Time
Activity, Session, Exhibits, Meeting
7:00-8:00 AM
Breakfast with Exhibitors!
8:00-9:30 AM
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9:30-10:00 AM Meet the Exhibitors!
10:00-11:45
Keynote Session! Teacher of the Year! Door Prizes!
11:45–1:15 PM Lunch – On Your Own
1:15-2:45 PM
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2:45-3:15 PM
Meet the Exhibitors!
3:15-4:45 PM
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5:00-7:00 PM
Awards Ceremony!
7:00 PM
Free Time
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Ballroom
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Did you visit the Exhibits?
Did you bid at the Silent Auction?
Did you visit the CEC Booth?
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Time
Activity, Meeting, Sessions
7:00-8:00 AM
Breakfast – On Your Own
7:30-8:30 AM
CEC Member Breakfast and Annual Meeting
8:30-10:00 AM
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10:15-11:45 PM _______________________________________________________________________
12:00 PM
On the way Home! See you next year!
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Room
Suite 546
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Conference at a Glance
Registration
Sunday
11:00 am – 6:30 pm
Monday
7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am – 10:00 am
Program
Sessions
Concurrent Sessions:
1:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Concurrent Sessions:
8:00 am – 4:45 pm
Concurrent Sessions:
8:30 am – 11:45 am
Exhibit Hall
Meet the Vendors and Experience the
Exhibits!
2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Meet the Vendors and
Experience the Exhibits!
7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Closed
Student CEC Silent Auction
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Student CEC Silent Auction
7:30 am – 3:30 pm
Student CEC Poster Sessions
1:15 pm and 3:15 pm
Free time to Explore Exhibits:
7:00 am – 8:00 am Breakfast!
9:30 am – 10:00 am
11:45 am – 1:15 pm
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm Snacks!
4:45 pm – 5:00 pm
General Session, Grand Ballroom
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
 Teacher of the Year Award
10:15 am – 10:45 am
 Keynote Session:
10:45 am – 11:45 am
Special
Activities!
ALL are
Welcome!
Grand Hall Foyer: Art Exhibit
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Meetings
IHE Meeting, Brown Room
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Awards Ceremony & Reception!!
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Student CEC Meeting, Sampson Room
8:00 am -9:30 am
MSU Alt Cert Meeting, Stopher Room
11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Division of Early Childhood, Wilson
Room 12:15 pm
ASD Cadre Meeting, Taylor Room
4:15 pm – 7:15 pm
State Advisory Panel Public Hearing and
Business Session, Sampson Room
1:15 pm – 4:45 pm
KY Pioneers Meeting, Suite 546, East
Tower
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
KYCASE Board Meeting, Brown Room
5:00 – 8:00 pm
SEAGIC Meeting, Fields Room
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
VSA Kentucky Board Meeting, Wilkinson
Room 5:00 pm
CCBD General Meeting
Jones Room
7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
KY TED Meeting
Beckham Room
7:15 pm – 8:00 pm
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CEC Annual Membership
Meeting, Suite 546, East
Tower
7:30 am – 8:30 am
KYCEC Executive and
General Board Meeting,
Willis Room
12:00 – 3:00 pm
SESSIONS AT A GLANCE SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23
ROOM
Laffoon
Wilkinson
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM SUNDAY
4:15 PM -7:15 PM SUNDAY
S01 Progress Monitoring Made Easy: Simple Steps for
Monitoring Behavior and Academics: Morrison
S02 Sensory Processing Strategies for Children and
Families: Skubik-Peplaski & Hardman
S22 Engagement Strategies Across the Content Areas
of Grades 5-12: Flatt & Wood
4:15 S23 Co-Teaching: The Man, The Myth, The
Legend: Wedding
5:45 S40 The Dog Ate My Homework: How Executive
Functioning Effects Student Performance: Wedding
4:15 S45 Creating a Sensory Lifestyle for the
Classroom: Collins
S24 SLD Guidance Document: Feger & Bray
Breathitt
1:00 S46 Teaching Written Expression to Students with
ASD: Pennington
Carroll-Ford
S03 Increasing Student Engagement Through
Antecedent Modifications: Dehart
S04 O&M in Kentucky Schools: Breaking Down the
Barriers to Independence: Lee
Clements
Combs-Chandler
Nunn
Willis
Beckham
Coe
French
Jones
McCreary
Morrow
Segell
S05 Soaring with Students who Struggle: Anderson,
Martin & Patterson
S06 PGES+PBIS=Domain 2: Winslow
S07 Creating the Most Supportive Environments for
Deaf or Hard of Hearing Children in the Mainstream:
Niehaus
1:00 S08 Using Constant Time Delay to Teach
Vocabulary Graphic Organizers: Ackerman & Moore
2:30 S19 Use of Progressive Time Delay To Improve
Sight Word Recognition: Davis, Butler & Horn
S09 Differentiation—Effective Strategies for ALL
Students: Waldroup & Pieper
S10 Little Kids with BIG Behaviors: Equipping Yourself
to Meet Their Needs: Sharpe & Posey
S11 Relationship-Driven Classroom Management:
Thomas
1:00 S12 Comparison of Peer Assisted Learning
Strategies and Direct Instruction for Students with
Learning Disabilities: Alvey & Keesey
2:30 S20 Incorporating Culturally Relevant Reading
Materials to Improve Reading Skills for at Risk
Learners: Keesey & Knotts
1:00 S13 Reading for Meaning—Fluently With WebBased: Read Live For Common Core Standards and
RTI: Cline
2:30 S18 Understanding Families and Strategies for
Increasing Involvement: Rutland
S14 TPGES for Special Educators: Arvin & Anderson
Stanley
2:30 S37 How to Design Community Based
Instruction for your Student: Brown
Stopher
1:00 S15 Getting the Most out of Vocabulary
Instruction: Gierhart
S16 Using Applied Behavioral Analysis Practices in the
Classroom: Ferguson & Leach
1:00 S17 Systemic Improvements in First Steps: Goff
2:30 S21 Transition Practices: First Steps to
Preschool: Smith
Taylor
Wilson
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S25 Networking Session-Maintaining Pace with
Changing Trends in the Field of the Education of the
Blind and Visually Impaired: Jones
S26 Effective Systems of Interventions: Pieper
S27 Let’s Communicate: Wyatt
S28 Transition Planning for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Students: Peavler
4:15 S29 Everybody Hates Chris: Making the Cross
Cultural Connection: Cleveland
5:45 S41 Use of Constant Time Delay To Support the
Academic Goals of All Students: Horn, Butler & Durham
S30 Do You Have Students in Trauma?: McCullough &
Sprang
S31 Teach and Reteach: Positive Behavior Supports in
the Classroom: Sharpe & Posey
4:15 S32 Relating the IEP to the Related Services of
OT and PT: Ginter
S33 Co-teaching: What It’s Supposed to Look Like and
What It Can Do for Student Success: Columbia
Embury & Clarke
4:15 S34 What’s the Deal with Division? Examining
Whole Numbers and Fractions: Harbour
5:45 S42 PANDAS: Not Just Black & White: Alleman
S35 Bully Prevention within a Three-Tiered
Intervention System: Davis
4:15 S36 Using Project Based Learning to Increase
Math Reasoning: McClure
5:45 S43 Math Interventions in Middle Grades:
Brummett
S38 Writing Preschool IEPs: Shepherd
ASD Cadre Meeting: Taylor
4:15 S39 Revisions to the Recommended Practices:
Supports for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities:
Lunceford & Rutland
5:45 S44 Gathering and Using Information to Support
Infant and Toddler Development: Cole
SESSIONS AT A GLANCE MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24
ROOM
Laffoon
Sampson
Wilkinson
Brown
Breathitt
CarrollFord
Clements
CombsChandler
Nunn
Willis
Beckham
Coe
French
Jones
McCreary
Morrow
Segell
Stanley
Stopher
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
MONDAY
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM
MONDAY
3:15 PM – 4:45 PM
MONDAY
M01 Listen Up: Improving Teacher-Student
Communication to Decrease Problem
Behavior: Hollo
Student CEC Meeting: ALL STUDENTS
INVITED!
M02 Developing Literacy Skills through
Storytelling: Sexton
M03 Moving On: First Steps to LEA Services:
Goff
REPEATED SESSION: M57 Creating a
Sensory LIfestyle for the Classroom: Collins
3 HOUR SESSION: M20 Closing the
Achievement Gap for Students with
Disabilities: Hasselbring
State Advisory Panel for Exceptional Children
Public Hearing and Business Meeting
M21 Patchwork Quilt Design, a
Multidisciplinary Approach to Math: Sturtzel
M22 Questions Questions Questions will Lead
to Higher Order Thinking: Gierhart & Lovett
M56 Organized Chaos: Creating a Structured,
yet Flexible Learning Environment: HawkinsLear & Chapman-Johnson
M23 Kentucky Peer Support Network Project:
Kleinert, Parsons, Hastings, Mountjoy, Moler
& Hurst
CONTINUED: M20 Closing the
Achievement Gap for Students with
Disabilities: Hasselbring
CONTINUED: State Advisory Panel for
Exceptional Children
M39 Universal Design for Learning 101:
O'Neal & Sturtzel
M40 PGES the Preschool Way! Cooper
M24 Planning a Transition Fair: Howell & Hall
M42 Early Literacy Technology for
Braille Readers: Goemmer
M25 Merging Levels of Intervention for
Behavior Support and Mental Health:
McCullough & Robbins
M26 Got GAPs? Here is How we are Closing
Them: Baugh
M27 Deaf Culture in the General School
Environment: Cook
M29 The “Write” Technology: Supporting
Struggling Writers’ Written Expression with
Technology: Flanagan & Fouts
M43 Strategies and Organizational
Methods which Lead to Student
Success: Miller & Thornberry
M44 Yes I Can! Award Winners:
Simpson
M45 Assistive Technology: Connect and
Discover: Childress
M46 Problem Based Learning: An
Intervention to Actively Engage
Students in the Learning Process:
Butler, Horn & Calkins
M47 Preschool RTI: Parsons &
Shepherd
M48 Classroom Management, Effective
Instruction, and Defusing Escalating
Behavior: Scott & Evanovich
M04 Everything You Always Wanted to
Know About The Transition Attainment
Record (TAR) for Students with Moderate to
Severe Disabilities: Jordan, O’Hair & Miracle
M05 Visual Organization Strategies Enhancing Visual Functioning and Perception
for ALL Students: Howard
M06 A Deeper Look at Interventions: Pieper
M07 Closing the Gap: A 5-Point Approach to
Student Success in the 21st Century: Davies
M08 Perusing, Choosing and Using Apps
with Individuals with Hearing Loss: Childress
M09 Increase Student Engagement Using
Team-Based Learning Strategies: Walker
M10 Math and Literacy for Struggling
Students: Wininger & Pickens
M11 Noncontingent Reinforcement in Group
Settings to Decrease Classroom Disruptive
Behavior and Increase Appropriate Behavior:
Noel & Eovino
M12 A Survival Guide for Classroom
Behaviors: Whitney
M13 Academic and Behavior Response to
Intervention (ABRI): Examples and Outcomes
from Across Kentucky: Scott, Lingo &
partners
M14 GATE…An Intervention Tool for 1st
Grade Struggling Readers with New Levels:
Cline
M15 Using Technology to Teach Students
with Significant Needs: Brown & Kennedy
M16 Using PBIS to Motivate Students with
LBD in the Resource Setting: Fightmaster &
McClure
M17 How to Complete a Due Process Record
Review Document: Eversole & Bailey
Taylor
M18 Autism 101: Cooley-Cook
Wilson
M19 United Way Born Learning Academies –
Turning Every Moment into a Learning
Opportunity: Roberts, Morris & Dearing
M30 To Infinte Campus....AND BEYOND!:
Meade & Easter
M31 Positive Behavior Supports in an After
School Program for Students with Disabilities:
Alvey & Noel
M58 Supporting Inclusion and Common
Core State Standards Through
Innovative Technology: Gerke
M41 Student Engagement & PGES:
Looney, Back & Rogers
3 HOUR SESSION: M32 Professional Growth
and Effectivness System (PGES) and Positive
Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS):
Waford
M33 Assessment Accommodations: K-PREP,
PARCC, Smarter Balanced, and PAR: Slocum
CONTINUED: M32 Professional Growth
and Effectivness System (PGES) and
Positive Behavioral Interventions and
Supports (PBIS): Waford
M49 Culturally Responsive Teaching
and Special Educators: Embury &
Columbia
M34 One Minute Readers: A Reading
Program for Home to Increase Fluency &
Comprehension Using IPAD: Cline
M35 Look Mom, No Hands!: Faulhaber &
Henson
M36 Life Isn't 50/50: Nadile
M55 Is It Really Inclusion? Hall
3 HOUR SESSION: M37 The Resource Setting:
A Leader's Guide to Closing the Gap: CreechGalloway & Cooper
M54 Partnering with Business to Prepare
Students for Adult Life! Miller-Horn, Lefton,
Miller
M28 Giving ALL Students a Voice!: Adapted
S.T.U.D.E.N.T. Voice Survey for Students
Enrolled in Alternate Assessment: Arvin &
Miracle
CONTINUED: M37 The Resource
Setting: A Leader's Guide to Closing the
Gap: Creech-Galloway & Cooper
M52 Visualize Progress with Visual
Supports!: Mathis & Howard
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M50 Project UNIFY- An Avenue to
Social Inclusion: Abell & Edwards
REPEATED SESSION: M51 Life Isn't
50/50: Nadile
M53 Two Heads Are Better than One:
Consultation, Collaboration, and
Communication in Early Childhood
Settings: McLaren, Folcyk & Congleton
SESSIONS AT A GLANCE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25
ROOM
Laffoon
Wilkinson
Brown
Carroll-Ford
Clements
Combs-Chandler
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM TUESDAY
T01 The Use of Picture Schedules for Students with
Autism: Maher
T02 Connecting in the Classroom with Challenging
and Reluctant Students through the Universal Themes
of Shakespeare: Wallace
T03 Kentucky’s Strengthening Families Initiative: A
Protective Factors Framework: Buchanan & Haydon
T04 Sex Education and People with Intellectual
Disabilities: Slocum
T05 Schools and the Kentucky Talking Book Library:
Abner
REPEATED SESSION T06 A Survival Guide for Classroom
Behaviors: Whitney
Nunn
Willis
Beckham
Coe
French
Jones
McCreary
Morrow
Segell
Stanley
Stopher
Taylor
Wilson
T07 College and/or Career Ready for All: Baugh &
Cornwell
T08 iTap into the Visual Voice: Peavler
T09 Split Up These Kids! Using a Station Teaching
Approach to Address the Needs of Readers Scoring in
the Novice and Low Apprentice Ranges: Lindon &
Collier
T10 Evidenced Based Instructional Strategies: Sullivan
& Linton
T11 Implementing Interventions for At-Risk Students:
Bibelhauser
3 HOUR SESSION: T13 Autism Awareness and
Strategies for Success: Matney, Gootee & Dykes
T14 Brain Research and Developing the Growth
Mindset: Deprez
T15 A Phonics RTI Tier II & III Intervention Tool, Word
Warm UPs: Cline
T16 Developing Leaders Among Students with MSD
and Autism: Adapting the 7 Habits: Caswell &
Middleton
T17 Showcase of 2013-14 KY CEC Mini-Grants:
Samples
T18 MSD Classrooms are No Cupcake!: CreechGalloway & Thomas
T19 Understanding and Supporting Students with
Autism Spectrum Disorders who Experience Anxiety,
OCD, and Depression: Antle
T20 Routines, Rules, Expectations, and Follow
Through: The Importance of Structure in Early
Childhood: Hart & Cain
10:15 AM -11:45 AM TUESDAY
T21 This is the First Time I've Been Good at Math!
Bousquet
T22 Effective Instructional Design More Than a
Question of Style: Knoll & Grace
T23 Ideas to Integrate Math and Science in a STEM
world: Gierhart & Lovett
T24 Development of the AAAF for Alternate K-PREP:
Jordan, O'Hair & Miracle
T25 Building Partnerships in Educating Young Children
with Visual Impairments: Mullen
T26 State Systemic Improvement Plan: Collett &
Sullivan
T27 CCR for Students Participating in the Alternate
Assessment: Griffiths
T29 The Expanded Core Curriculum for Students Who
are Deaf and Hard of Hearing: Grassman & Fitzgerald
T30 Getting the Help you Need: Beard
T31 CT4GC, Helping to Close the Gap in Kentucky:
Tomberlin & Swindler
T32 Supporting Students with Problem Behavior and
Low Language Skills: Hollo
CONTINUED: T13 Autism Awareness and Strategies
for Success: Matney, Gootee & Dykes
T33 They’re Everyone’s Kids: Collaboration &
Inclusion in School Settings: Ault & Slocum
T35 Evidence Based Practices and Post School
Predictors of Success for Post-Secondary Transition:
Krantz
T28 School-Based Medicaid Billing and IEP
Developments: Stoddard & Senters
T36 Can I Teach so They Will Learn? Jones
T37 Sensory Tools in the Classroom….How Effective
Are They? Slone, Florer, & Hawkins-Lear
T38 2014 DEC Revised Recommended Practices:
Michael & Hart
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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1:00 – 2:30 PM SESSIONS
S46
Teaching Written Expression to Students with ASD
Monday, 1:15 - 2:45 pm
Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Breathitt
Robert Pennington, Assistant Professor, University of Louisville
Come and hear about the strategies for teaching written expression to students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
S03
Increasing Student Engagement Through Antecedent Modifications
Sunday, 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Early Childhood/Preschool, Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Carroll-Ford
Lori Dehart, Behavior Consultant, Kentucky Educational Development Corp
We will use antecedent modifications to increase student academic engagement. This intervention is relevant for both
academic and behavior. You will be provided step-by-step instructions for implementing the intervention in all settings.
S05
Soaring with Students who Struggle
Sunday, 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Combs-Chandler
Kathie Anderson, Gifted and Talented Consultant, Gary Martin, Title III/EL Program Consultant, and Amy Patterson, Education
Consultant, Kentucky Department of Education
Learn about practical strategies and best practices for differentiating instruction for students who are high ability learners, but
also struggle in some area. The strategies presented could be used for all students, but will focus on best practices and
approaches for accelerating instruction for English Language Learners and Twice-Exceptional (gifted, but also have a disability)
students.
S08
Back by Popular Demand! Using Constant Time Delay to Teach Vocabulary Graphic Organizers
Sunday, 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Elementary (K-5)
Beckham
Kera Ackerman, Faculty, University of Kentucky; John Moore, Teacher, Fayette County Schools
Learn how one special education teacher and a doctoral student implemented a program to teach vocabulary graphic
organizers to students with mild disabilities using constant time delay. Results indicated that the students were able to
complete the organizer independently, as well as learn the content area vocabulary. This method could be used in any
content area to support vocabulary development.
S12
Comparison of Peer Assisted Learning Strategies and Direct Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities
Sunday, 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
McCreary
Cain Alvey, Student and Susan Keesey, Professor, Western Kentucky University
Compare the research outcomes of two evidence based strategies that can be used in the classroom for students with learning
disabilities. We will focus on mathematics, however, the strategies can be applied to all subjects.
S13
Reading for Meaning—Fluently With Web-Based: Read Live For Common Core Standards and RTI
Sunday, 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Elementary (K-5)
Morrow
James Cline, Retired Educator/Educational Consultant, Read Naturally INC
Learn how to develop fluency, support vocabulary, and promote comprehension by combining the powerful, research-based
strategies of teacher modeling, repeated reading, and progress monitoring. Accelerate the reading achievement of Title I,
special education, ELL, and mainstream students using these research-proven strategies.
S17
Systemic Improvements in First Steps
Sunday, 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Early Childhood/Preschool
Wilson
Paula Goff, Part C Coordinator, Department for Public Health
In this session, participants will learn about the furture directions for early intervention as the state prepares the State
Systemic Improvement Plan. Current practices will be reviewed and what the state lead agency will be supporting in the
future.
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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1:00 – 4:00 PM SESSIONS
S01
Back by Popular Demand! Progress Monitoring Made Easy: Simple Steps for Monitoring Behavior and Academics
Sunday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Laffoon
Carol Ann Morrison, Special Education Teacher, Scott County Schools
Learn easy steps to set up and manage weekly progress monitoring of annual IEP goals for both behavior and academics.
Leave with the tools needed to confidently walk into an ARC meeting with data to support decision making and develop IEP
goals that can easily be monitored on a weekly basis.
S02
Back by Popular Demand! Sensory Processing Strategies for Children and Families
Sunday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Early Childhood/Preschool, Elementary (K-5)
Wilkinson
Camille Skubik-Peplaski, Association Professor of Occupational Therapy and Leslie Hardman, Assistant Professor of
Occupational Therapy, Eastern Kentucky University
Increase your understanding about the disorders associated with sensory processing challenges and the impact of sensory
processing dysfunction on a child's participation in daily activities. We will discuss strategies that support participation of
children with sensory procesing difficulties and their families at home, in the community, and at child care/school.
S04
O&M in Kentucky Schools: Breaking Down the Barriers to Independence
Sunday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Early Childhood/Preschool, Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Clements
Donna Lee, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky
We will examine the current barriers children who are blind and visually impaired are facing in receiving quality Orientation
and Mobility (O&M) services in Kentucky. Issues covered will include the lack of qualified O&M Specialists available, underidentification of need, certification issues, and compensation inequities. Resolutions for improving O&M services will be
presented for comment.
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PGES + PBIS = Domain 2
Sunday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Nunn
John Winslow, Special Education/Behavior Consultant, Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative
Hear how the PBIS/KYCID programs can influence and support Domain 2 of PGES. You will be given the task of creating
meaningful expectations as compared to rules and procedures and practice the development of positive language skills.
S07
Creating the Most Supportive Environments for Deaf or Hard of Hearing Children in the Mainstream
Sunday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Early Childhood/Preschool, Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Postsecondary
Willis
Michelle Niehaus, Program Administrator, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, KY Division of Behavioral Health
Appropriate for anyone who cares for the development of the whole child, we will present issues faced by those with hearing
differences in the mainstream challenging attendees to work across departments, philosophies, and specialties to accelerate
learning and social and emotional development for Deaf and Hard of Hearing youth.
S09
Differentiation—Effective Strategies for ALL Students
Sunday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Coe
Amanda Waldroup, Education Program Consultant and April Pieper, Academic Program Manager, Kentucky Department of
Education
Differentiated Instruction is a highly effective teaching practice that can easily be implemented across the curriculum. We will
provide an overview of differentiation and discuss its importance to modern-day classrooms. We will offer a variety of
differentiated instructional strategies and activities that can be used in the classroom to help students of all ability levels and
backgrounds. You will have the opportunity to work in groups with other teachers to develop a differentiated instructional
plan that can be used at your school.
S10
Back by Popular Demand! Little Kids with BIG Behaviors: Equipping Yourself to Meet Their Needs
Sunday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Early Childhood/Preschool, Elementary (K-5)
French
Traci Sharpe, Director of Special Education, Marion County Schools, and Chrissie Posey, Exceptional Child Educator, Green
County Schools
Learn how to meet the needs of children with challenging behaviors!
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S11
Relationship-Driven Classroom Management
Sunday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Early Childhood/Preschool, Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Jones
Donna Thomas, Behavior Consultant, Fayette County Schools
Building a positive relationship with your students can give you the biggest BANG for your buck!!! Come learn relationship
building skills, discover strategies that promote student motivation, and ways to discipline without compromising that
relationship. There will be time for Self Evaluation, Action Planning, and Discussion.
S14
TPGES for Special Educators
Sunday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Early Childhood/Preschool, Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Postsecondary
Segell
Charlotte Arvin, Consultant, Central Kentucky Educational Cooperative; Shelia Anderson, Consultant, Kentucky Educational
Development Corporation
Special Educators across the state of Kentucky are concerned that our Teacher Professional Growth & Effectiveness System
(TPGES) won't accurately or completely reflect the level and quality of work they provide. We want to support Special
Educators in the implementation of our Framework for Teaching (FfT) by sharing tools, as well as considerations for the
Sources of Evidence. The tools being shared during this training were designed to support both special educators and those
observing their classes (peer and evaluator).
S15
Getting the Most out of Vocabulary Instruction
Sunday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Early Childhood/Preschool, Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8)
Stopher
Greg Gierhart, Lecturer, Murray State University
Participate in a hands-on workshop on the importance of building academic vocabulary. Learn ideas and resources to
implement vocabulary instruction in their classroom.
S16
Using Applied Behavioral Analysis Practices in the Classroom
Sunday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Early Childhood/Preschool, Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Taylor
Laura Ferguson, Field Training Coordinator, BCBA, Kentucky Autism Training Center; Renee Leach, Educational Consultant,
Southeast Southcentral Educational Cooperative
Applied Behavior Analysis is a science that is often confused as a practice. The principles involved in Applied Behavior Analysis
are used in classrooms on a daily basis. We will take a look at exactly what encompasses Applied Behavior Analysis and how its
principles can be effectively used in special education classrooms.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2:30 – 4:00 PM SESSIONS
S19
Use of Progressive Time Delay To Improve Sight Word Recognition
Sunday, 2:30 - 4:00 pm
Early Childhood/Preschool, Elementary (K-5)
Beckham
Stacy Davis, Graduate Student, Mark Butler, Faculty Member, and Channon Horn, Assistant Professor, Asbury University
Participants will learn about progressive time delay and how it can be used to support students in sight word acquisition. You
will see live demonstration of the technique and hear the results of a recent study using PTD with elementary age students.
S20
Incorporating Culturally Relevant Reading Materials to Improve Reading Skills for at Risk Learners
Sunday, 2:30 - 4:00 pm
Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
McCreary
Susan Keesey, Assistant Professor and J. Dusteen Knotts, Assistant Professor, Western Kentucky University
We will discuss the rationale for incorporating culturally relevant reading materials in the classroom. You will learn how to
determine what is culturally relevant for your specific student population and then how to develop culturally relevant
materials for classroom use.
S18
Understanding Families and Strategies for Increasing Involvement
Sunday, 2:30 - 4:00 pm
Early Childhood/Preschool, Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Morrow
Julie Rutland, Assistant Professor, Morehead State University
Explore and understand stressors in modern day families and how they impact behaviors and attitudes of these families. Learn
strategies for working with and communicating with families, and also improving family involvement through an
understanding of “what’s important to them”.
S37
How to Design Community Based Instruction for your Student
Sunday, 2:30 - 4:00 pm
Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Postsecondary
Stanley
Beckie Brown, Special Education Teacher, Scott County Schools
This workshop will include ideas, instructional materials as well as data tools to use while your students are participating in
community based instruction throughout the community as well as school environments.
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Transition Practices: First Steps to Preschool
Sunday, 2:30 - 4:00 pm
Early Childhood/Preschool
Wilson
Mary Smith, MAT Student, Eastern Kentucky University
You will hear about evidence based transition practices that support toddlers and their families in the transition to preschool.
Common barriers experienced by First Steps providers will also be discussed, as well as possible solutions for overcoming
these barriers.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 4:15 – 5:30 PM SESSIONS
S23
Co-Teaching: The Man, The Myth, The Legend
Sunday, 4:15 - 5:30 pm
Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Wilkinson
Carrie Wedding, Special Education Teacher, Owensboro Independent Schools
Learn how one school has debunked myths about co-teaching to enable student and teacher success. You will learn the most
effective co-teaching strategies and how to use formative assessment to move students forward.
S45
Creating a Sensory Lifestyle for the Classroom
Sunday, 4:15 - 5:30 pm
Early Childhood/Preschool, Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8)
Breathitt
Britt Collins, MS, OTR/L Occupational Therapist, Fun and Function
This presentation will cover what is Sensory Processing Disorder and the 6 subtypes of SPD. You will learn how to recognize
red flags for children with sensory challenges and what is sensory vs. behavior issues. I will provide ideas about tools and easy
classroom strategies to implement that can benefit all children but especially those with sensory and attention challenges.
S25
Networking Session: Maintaining Pace with Changing Trends in Educating the Blind and Visually Impaired
Sunday, 4:15 - 5:30 pm
Early Childhood/Preschool, Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Clements
Kenneth Jones, Outreach Teacher, Kentucky School for the Blind
Teachers of the blind and visually impaired are invited to attend this session to discuss major topics that impact the education
of blind and visually impaired students. Educational trends in the field will be shared along with professional development
needs to support student learning.
S29
Everybody Hates Chris: Making the Cross Cultural Connection
Sunday, 4:15 - 5:30 pm
Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Beckham
Dr. Roger Cleveland, Associate Professor, Eastern Kentucky University
When students' and teachers' cultures and perceptions (mental models) intersect, it creates a unique set of circumstances in
the classroom. We will describe and explain Culturally Responsive Classroom Management and how this concept can reduce
the number referrals and/or suspensions for African American males. We will also provide "just in time strategies". These
strategies are researched based and can be used the next day and will assist schools with state and local level assessments.
S32
Relating the IEP to the Related Services of OT and PT
Sunday, 4:15 - 5:30 pm
Early Childhood/Preschool, Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Jones
Marti Ginter, Director, CKEC-Special Education Divison
We are combining the KDE IEP Guidance Documents and the KY School Based Related Service Manual to provide a discussion
of the many ways therapists can be connected to developing, implementing and progress monitoring the IEP.
S34
What’s the Deal with Division? Examining Whole Numbers and Fractions
Sunday, 4:15 - 5:30 pm
Elementary (K-5)
Morrow
Kristin Harbour, Doctoral Candidate, University of Louisville
Come join this interactive session and take a deeper look at division! You’ll engage in hands-on activities that explore division
with whole numbers and fractions. This session will provide you with easy to incorporate strategies to help students at all
levels build a conceptual understanding of division.
S36
Back by Popular Demand! Using Project Based Learning to Increase Math Reasoning
Sunday, 4:15 - 5:30 pm
Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Stanley
Erica McClure, Teacher, Bullitt County Schools
"Just give me the answer." "When will I EVER use this?" If you teach math, you've heard these phrases countless times. Learn
how to shift the focus from answer to process while showing real-world applications of math using project-based learning.
Walk away with a plethora of rich, engaging mathematical tasks.
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Revisions to the Recommended Practices: Supports for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities
Sunday, 4:15 - 5:30 pm
Early Childhood/Preschool
Wilson
Kristi Lunceford, Assistant Professor, Eastern Kentucky University; Julie H. Rutland, Assistant Professor, Morehead State
We will discuss the 2014 revised Division for Early Childhood (DEC) Recommended Practices. You will be provided with the
current changes, development process and research supporting this revised document. You will identify the Recommended
Practices that have the greatest impact on your work with infants and toddlers.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 4:15 – 7:15 PM SESSIONS
S22
Back by Popular Demand! Engagement Strategies Across the Content Areas of Grades 5-12
Sunday, 4:15 - 7:15 pm
Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Laffoon
Leslie Flatt, Behavior Consultant and Meena Wood, Literacy Consultant, West Kentucky Special Education Cooperative
Engage content literacy strategies and formative assessment to promote the 21st century classroom! Trainers will model
strategies that can take place before, during and after instruction. Leave with several strategies to implement immediately in
your classroom and the knowledge of developing an engaging classroom in the Common Core Era!
S24
SLD Guidance Document
Sunday, 4:15 - 7:15 pm
Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Carroll-Ford
Jim Feger, Behavior Consultant, Southeast Southcentral Educational Cooperative; Angela Bray, Director of Exceptional
Programs, Pulaski County Schools
Walk through the SLD Guidance Document and learn to describe and differentiate the two models used to identify SLD;
articulate the regulatory required components of an SLD evaluation; and review resources included in SLD Guidance Document
Appendix.
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Effective Systems of Interventions
Sunday, 4:15 - 7:15 pm Early Childhood/Preschool, Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Combs-Chandler
April Pieper, Academic Program Manager, Kentucky Department of Education
Come and hear an overview of the KSI framework and discuss KSI/RtI in the Commonwealth. We will discuss the importance of
specifically targeting interventions to best meet the needs of students by sharing the latest research on evidence-based
strategies for increased student achievement. We will also provide an overview of guidance and resources that are available
through KDE to help address the legislative mandate of interventions.
S27
Let's Communicate
Sunday, 4:15 - 7:15 pm
Early Childhood/Preschool, Elementary (K-5)
Nunn
Beth Wyatt, Training Coordinator, Time to Sign, Inc.
Time to Sign, Inc. is dedicated to supporting effective and meaningful communication for children, families, caregivers, and
businesses by teaching American Sign Language in a fun and educational environment.
S28
Transition Planning for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students
Sunday, 4:15 - 7:15 pm
Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Postsecondary
Willis
Tony Peavler, Outreach Consultant, Statewide Educational Resource Center on Deafness
DHH students face unique transition challenges for life beyond K-12. Through this session you will interact with a DHH
transition rubric, explore DHH transition tools, and discuss DHH transition activities that will equip you to effectively lead DHH
students through the transition process.
S30
Do You Have Students in Trauma?
Sunday, 4:15 - 7:15 pm
Early Childhood/Preschool, Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Coe
Dr. Laura McCullough, Behavior Specialist, Kentucky Department of Education; Dr. Ginny Sprang, Exec. Director, Center on
Trauma and Children, University of Kentucky
New research and brain imaging studies are giving us fresh insights into the effects of chronic trauma on students and
learning. Understand what to look for in a classroom and know what an effective trauma-informed teacher can do to help the
students we care about.
S31
Back by Popular Demand! Teach and Reteach: Positive Behavior Supports in the Classroom
Sunday, 4:15 - 7:15 pm
Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
French
Traci Sharpe, Director of Special Education, Marion County and Chrissie Posey, Exceptional Child Educator, Green County
Learn the proactive strategies that can be implemented immediately to have a positive impact on the classroom environment.
We will share strategies to assist you with everything from engaging instructional practices to building meaningful
relationships!
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Co-teaching: What It's Supposed to Look Like and What It Can Do for Student Success
Sunday, 4:15 - 7:15 pm
Middle (6-8)
McCreary
Dusty Columbia Embury, Associate Professor, Eastern Kentucky University; Laura Clarke, Assistant Professor, Ball State
You will learn about co-teaching as it is meant to be used. We will introduce the criteria for co-teaching (e.g., voluntary, parity,
designed to increase performance in inclusion), describe what each strategy looks like, provide examples and resources for
planning for successful co-teaching, and give case study examples of student success with co-teaching strategies.
S35
Bully Prevention within a Three-Tiered Intervention System
Sunday, 4:15 - 7:15 pm
Elementary (K-5)
Segell
Kelly Davis, Director of Exceptional Children, Green River Region Educational Cooperative
You will learn effective ways to implement bully prevention strategies within the context of a 3-tiered intervention framework,
including core skills to teach students, ways to collect data on impact, and strategies for student advanced supports (Tier 2/3).
S38
Writing Preschool IEPs
Sunday, 4:15 - 7:15 pm
Early Childhood/Preschool
Stopher
Sally Shepherd, School Readiness Consultant, Kentucky Department of Education
Learn to write Individual Education Programs for Preschoolers. Strategies for Response to Intervention (KY System of
Intervention) will also be discussed.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 5:45 – 7:15 PM SESSIONS
S40
The Dog Ate My Homework: How Executive Functioning Effects Student Performance
Sunday, 5:45 - 7:15 pm
Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Wilkinson
Carrie Wedding, Special Education Teacher, Owensboro Independent Schools
Learn how executive function deficits effect student performance. Participants will walk away with strategies to use in their
classroom to increase student performance.
S41
Use of Constant Time Delay To Support the Academic Goals of All Students
Sunday, 5:45 - 7:15 pm
Early Childhood/Preschool, Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Beckham
Channon Horn, Assistant Professor, Mark Butler, Faculty Member, Asbury University; and Tina Durham, Special Educator,
Scott County Schools
Through modeling, guided practice, and data collection, you will experience a hands-on workshop about the effectiveness of
Constant Time Delay procedures and how they can be implemented in your educational settings.
S42
PANDAS: Not Just Black & White
Sunday, 5:45 - 7:15 pm
Early Childhood/Preschool, Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Morrow
Sarah Alleman, Director, Kentucky PANDAS/PANS Support
PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcus) and PANS (Pediatric Acute-onset
Neuropsychiatric Syndrome) can affect children suddenly after infections with symptoms such as OCD, anxiety, tics, ADHD, etc.
Learn the signs/symptoms, how it might manifest at school, impacts it could have on learning/behavior, and
strategies/accommodations to help PANDAS/PANS students.
S43
Math Interventions in Middle Grades
Sunday, 5:45 - 7:15 pm
Middle (6-8)
Stanley
Erin Brummett, Interventionist & Special Ed Teacher, Lincoln County Schools
Learn about how struggling learners CAN experience success and make gains in mathematics through appropriate and
manageable interventions. Take home strategies, games, and resources to improve your interventions program.
S44
Gathering and Using Information to Support Infant and Toddler Development
Sunday, 5:45 - 7:15 pm
Early Childhood/Preschool
Wilson
Sonja Cole, Educational Coordinator, Kentucky River Foothills Early Head Start
You will learn how the information you gather about infants, toddlers, and their families can be used to successfully support
development and learning. We will discuss different types of information and identify specific ways the information can be
used to meaningfully address child and family outcomes.
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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 8:00 – 9:30 AM SESSIONS
M01
Listen Up: Improving Teacher-Student Communication to Decrease Problem Behavior
Monday, 8:00 - 9:30 am
Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Laffoon
Alexandra Hollo, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Louisville
We will highlight the importance of clear communication to maximize academic and behavioral outcomes. You will learn how
language and behavioral development are connected, how to recognize student language deficits, and how to increase
comprehensible input to decrease problem behavior and teacher-student conflict.
M02
Back by Popular Demand! Developing Literacy Skills through Storytelling
Monday, 8:00 - 9:30 am
Early Childhood/Preschool, Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Wilkinson
Octavia Sexton, VSA Kentucky Teaching Artist, VSA Kentucky
Participate in hands-on writing and storytelling activities to learn how storytelling helps children express themselves while
mastering the social aspects of language; prepares children for the abstract task of writing for a varied audience; and allows
children to tap into their own cultural experience while integrating new information.
M57
REPEAT SESSION Creating a Sensory LIfestyle for the Classroom
Monday, 8:00 – 9:30 am
Early Childhood/Preschool, Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8)
Breathitt
Britt Collins, MS, OTR/L Occupational Therapist, Fun and Function
This presentation will cover what is Sensory Processing Disorder and the 6 subtypes of SPD. You will learn how to recognize
red flags for children with sensory challenges and what is sensory vs. behavior issues. I will provide ideas about tools and easy
classroom strategies to implement that can benefit all children but especially those with sensory and attention challenges.
M03
Moving On: First Steps to LEA Services
Monday, 8:00 - 9:30 am
Early Childhood/Preschool
Brown
Paula Goff, Part C Coordinator, Cabinet for Human and Family Services
Learn the requirements that First Steps must follow when planning the exit of a child from the program. Joint planning and
communication between First Steps and schools will be highlighted.
M04
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About The Transition Attainment Record (TAR) for Students with
Moderate to Severe Disabilities
Monday, 8:00 - 9:30 am
Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Carroll-Ford
Carla Jordan, Low Incidence Consultant, Ohio Valley Educational Coop; Sally Miracle, Low Incidence Consultant, Central
Kentucky Educational Coop; Kevin O’Hair, Office of Assessment and Accountability, Kentucky Dept, of Education
The Transition Attainment Record (TAR) is a component of the Kentucky Alternate Assessment and was designed to mirror the
EXPLORE, PLAN, and ACT for students with the most severe disabilities. We will explain the importance of the TAR scores, how
they are calculated into the district’s College and Career Ready data, and tips for administration.
M05
Visual Organization Strategies - Enhancing Visual Functioning and Perception for ALL Students
Monday, 8:00 - 9:30 am
Early Childhood/Preschool, Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8)
Clements
Pamela Howard, Outreach Consultant, Kentucky School for the Blind
You will know and be able to easily demonstrate strategies that may assist ALL students (including those who exhibit visual
perception or cortically based visual functioning issues) in overcoming barriers related to accurately interpreting educational
materials presented
M06
A Deeper Look at Interventions
Monday, 8:00 - 9:30 am
Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Combs-Chandler
April Pieper, Academic Program Manager, Kentucky Department of Education
Participate in an overview of interventions, including a look at the legislative requirements, and hear about intervention
resources available to help schools/teacher with implementing an intervention system. We will look at the Intervention Tab
available in IC and answer any questions.
M07
Closing the Gap: A 5-Point Approach to Student Success in the 21st Century
Monday, 8:00 - 9:30 am
High (9-12)
Nunn
Kara Davies, Special Education Facilitator, Clark County Schools
Engage in a discussion of the 5-point approach used by our high school, resulting in movement on State Accountability
Standards from the 32nd percentile to the 78th percentile. Strategies focus on life and career skills, motivation, technology
enhancement, building literacy, and problem solving skills.
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M08
Perusing, Choosing and Using Apps with Individuals with Hearing Loss
Monday, 8:00 - 9:30 am
Early Childhood/Preschool, Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Postsecondary
Willis
Tina Childress, Educational Audiologist
Come to discuss and participate in this session about apps! We will discuss features of apps that can be used with individuals
with hearing loss; look at online sources for free or discounted apps; and look at ways that smartphones and/or tablets can be
used for access.
M09
Increase Student Engagement Using Team-Based Learning Strategies
Monday, 8:00 - 9:30 am
High (9-12), Postsecondary
Beckham
Stephen Walker, Professor of Special Education, Northern Kentucky University
Designed for college faculty and secondary teachers, discover a strategy to increase student engagement and class
participation using team-based learning! This approach uses an immediate feedback system that resembles a lottery scratch
off game and will motivate your students to read, attend class, and collaborate with others!
M10
Math and Literacy for Struggling Students
Monday, 8:00 - 9:30 am
Elementary (K-5)
Coe
Pam Wininger, Literacy Consultant and Pam Pickens, Math Consultant, Kentucky Department of Education
Participate in hands on activities designed to help students who are struggling in math and/or literacy. Leave with practical
activities and concepts you can use in your classroom!
M11
Noncontingent Reinforcement in Group Settings to Decrease Classroom Disruptive Behavior and Increase
Appropriate Behavior
Monday, 8:00 - 9:30 am
Early Childhood/Preschool, Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8)
French
Christina Noel, Assistant Professor and Juliana Eovino, Psychology Student, Western Kentucky University
Learn how to utilize a behavioral principle (fixed-time schedule of reinforcement) to decrease problem behaviors and increase
task engagement in the classroom. You can use this for a variety of students and behaviors, and it can be implemented by
teachers, caregivers, and other professionals!
M12
A Survival Guide for Classroom Behaviors
Monday, 8:00 - 9:30 am
Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Jones
Patty Whitney, Behavior Consultant, Bullitt County Schools
Reduce the frequency of students’ disruptive behavior in the classroom by identifying factors that are linked to disruptive
behavior and exploring ways to change them. The Survival Guide for Classroom Behaviors provides a list of proactive positive
environmental supports and behavior modification strategies to decrease problem behaviors and increase student
engagement.
M13
Academic and Behavior Response to Intervention (ABRI): Examples and Outcomes from Across Kentucky
Monday, 8:00 - 9:30 am
Early Childhood/Preschool, Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
McCreary
Terrance Scott, Professor and Amy Lingo, Associate Professor, Regina Hirn, University of Louisville; Susan Robertson, Meghan
Martin, Dianne Clare, Sandy Owens, ABRI; Tricia Bronger, Jefferson County Public Schools
The Academic and Behavior Response to Intervention project (ABRI) is funded by KDE to combine PBIS and RTI in 70 schools
across the state. Hear from project staff and school personnel to demonstrate how implementation is facilitated and present
a range of measurable outcomes.
M14
GATE…An Intervention Tool for 1st Grade Struggling Readers with New Levels
Monday, 8:00 - 9:30 am
Elementary (K-5)
Morrow
James Cline, Retired Educator/Educational Consultant, Read Naturally INC
Learn how to combine the research-proven strategies of teacher modeling, repeated reading and monitoring of progress into a
single, powerful strategy to accelerate the reading achievement of struggling young readers with a 15-20 sight word
vocabulary. All lessons are phonics based and include black line masters for .8, 1.3 & 1.8 levels for a one time purchase.
M15
Back by Popular Demand! Using Technology to Teach Students with Significant Needs
Monday, 8:00 - 9:30 am
Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Beckie Brown, Special Education Teacher and Emily Kennedy, Special Education Teacher, Scott County Schools
See how technology can be used to teach individuals with significant needs and get ideas of how to create a classroom
environment that’s creative, engaging and promotes a lifelong love of technology!
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Segell
M16
Using PBIS to Motivate Students with LBD in the Resource Setting
Monday, 8:00 - 9:30 am
Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Stanley
Edward Fightmaster, Teacher and Erica McClure, Teacher, Bullitt County Schools
Are you struggling to engage the unmotivated student? Solutions can, at times, lead to a power struggle that creates a
negative environment. Learn how to employ positive behavior interventions to create a classroom full of positively engaged
students. Participants will leave with a wealth of strategies and other resources from educators with over ten years' collective
experience teaching in the resource setting.
M17
How to Complete a Due Process Record Review Document
Monday, 8:00 - 9:30 am
Early Childhood/Preschool, Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Stopher
Kathy Eversole, State Transition Facilitator and Denise Bailey, Program Manager, Kentucky Department of Education
Walk through the KDE Compliance Record Review Document and learn what to look for when reviewing a due process record;
review the directions for what is and is not compliant in the record; and build awareness of additional information that will be
helpful when completing documents within a record.
M18
Autism 101
Monday, 8:00 - 9:30 am Early Childhood/Preschool, Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Postsecondary
Taylor
Heidi Cooley-Cook, Family Field Training Coordiantor, Kentucky Autism Training Center
Parents, caregivers, professionals, and administrators are encouraged to attend this session to learn more about Autism
Spectrum Disorder. Learn the ‘red flags’ for ASD as well as what the characteristics of autism look like in the classroom.
Resources and where to turn for additional support will also be discussed.
M19
United Way Born Learning Academies – Turning Every Moment into a Learning Opportunity
Monday, 8:00 - 9:30 am
Early Childhood/Preschool
Wilson
Joe Roberts, Project Manager, KY All STARS, Governor's Office of Early Childhood; Katie Morris, Born Learning Academy
Coordinator , Family Resource Youth Service Centers, and Heather M. Dearing, MSW, Policy Analyst, Cabinet for Health &
Family Services
United Way Born Learning Academies® are founded on the premise that every moment in a young child’s life as the potential
to be a learning moment. Come learn how Kentucky’s Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge plans to increase the number
of United Way Born Learning Academies® across the Commonwealth.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1:15 – 2:45 PM SESSIONS
M20
Closing the Achievement Gap for Students with Disabilities
Monday, 1:15 - 2:45 pm
Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Postsecondary
Laffoon
Ted Hasselbring, Professor of Special Education, Peabody College, Vanderbilt University
Over the past forty years research in the cognitive sciences has evolved into what is being called the “Science of Learning.”
Today, we know a great deal about how to enhance human learning and achievement. Dr. Hasselbring will discuss what we
have learned and how we can leverage this knowledge to do a better job closing the achievement gap for students with
disabilities. In addition, he will provide specific examples where the “Science of Learning” has been merged with technology to
create applications that have had significant impact on learning.
M21
Patchwork Quilt Design, a Multidisciplinary Approach to Math
Monday, 1:15 - 2:45 pm
Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Wilkinson
Pat Sturtzel, VSA Kentucky Teaching Artist, VSA Kentucky
This hands on workshop uses the appeal of quilting to teach mathematics and multidisciplinary studies of culture. Most
patchwork quilt designs are arrangements of simple geometric shapes within a grid. Creating patchwork block designs
provides a practical way for teaching math concepts, social studies and visual arts.
M22
Back by Popular Demand! Questions Questions Questions will Lead to Higher Order Thinking
Monday, 1:15 - 2:45 pm
Early Childhood/Preschool
Brown
Greg Gierhart, Mathematics/Science Educator, Murray State University; Nancy Lovett, Director, Calloway County RTC
Teachers spend the majority of their day asking questions. Many times these are managerial and other times it’s about
content. When asking better questions, students are prompted to think at higher levels. Come learn how to ask better
questions in your classroom.
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M56
Organized Chaos: Creating a Structured, yet Flexible Learning Environment
Monday, 1:15 - 2:45 pm
Early Childhood/Preschool, Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Breathitt
Sarah Hawkins-Lear, Assistant Professor, Morehead State University and Suzanna Chapman-Johnson, Special Education
Teacher, Greenup County Schools
Participate in this virtual classroom to learn strategies for implementing best practice, data collection, classroom organization,
planning, and more! Participants will receive tips on how to help their classroom run most efficiently for the benefit of their
students.
M23
Kentucky Peer Support Network Project
Monday, 1:15 - 2:45 pm
Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Carroll-Ford
Harold Kleinert, Executive Director, Patti Parsons, Project Coordinator, and Katie Hastings, Research Assistant, Kentucky
Peer Support Network Project, Human Development Institute; Bridget Mountjoy, Robin Moler, and Amy Hurst, Danville
Independent Schools
Learn how to apply the power of peers in supporting students with significant disabilities. Learn about building blocks of
friendship; steps for implementing peer supports and networks; strategies and examples from other schools; and how peers
can help facilitate engagement, motivation, academic success and genuine friendships!
M24
Planning a Transition Fair
Monday, 1:15 - 2:45 pm
Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Clements
Verna Howell, KSB Outreach Consultant for the KVEC Region, Kentucky School for the Blind; Heather Hall, Statewide
Educational Resource Center on Deafness Outreach Consultant, Kentucky School for the Deaf
Learn how to better address the transition needs of students to help them meet career and college readiness as they leave
and prepare for life after high school. We will view the process in which the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative assists
the special group of students interact with professional organizations, community leaders, and disability coordinators from
various universities and colleges in our region. Question and Answer session will follow.
M25
Merging Levels of Intervention for Behavior Support and Mental Health
Monday, 1:15 - 2:45 pm
Early Childhood/Preschool, Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Combs-Chandler
Dr. Laura McCullough, Exceptional Child Consultant - Behavior Specialist, Kentucky Department of Education; Dr. Vestena
Robbins, , KY Department of Behavioral Health
We have students who come to class with both inappropriate behavior AND mental health needs. See data from the "Adverse
Childhood Experiences Study" (ACES), and explore ways to combine the classic behavior support triangle of interventions with
an understanding of complimentary levels of intervention which address student mental health challenges.
M26
Back by Popular Demand! Got GAPs? Here is How we are Closing Them
Monday, 1:15 - 2:45 pm
Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Nunn
Shelia Baugh, Director of Specialized Instructional Programs, Simpson County Schools
Come and gain a clear understanding of processes that have been put in place to ensure that ALL students are successful
through the use of Co-Teaching, Continuous Classroom Improvement and weekly Student Support Team meetings.
M27
Back by Popular Demand! Deaf Culture in the General School Environment
Monday, 1:15 - 2:45 pm
Early Childhood/Preschool, Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Willis
Sheri Cook, Director, Gallaudet University Regional Center for the Midwest
More and more deaf and hard of hearing children are being mainstreamed at their local schools. Just a few of these students
learn about Deaf culture and have deaf role models. To develop positive self-esteem, it is essential that they have regular
opportunities to meet other deaf individuals, participate in deaf-related events and learn about Deaf culture. Participate in this
workshop to learn how you can incorporate activities related to Deaf culture to children who are deaf or hard of hearing in a
mainstream environment.
M29
The “Write” Technology: Supporting Struggling Writers’ Written Expression with Technology
Monday, 1:15 - 2:45 pm
Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Beckham
Sara Flanagan, Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky; Peyton Fouts, Founder, OuiBox, LLC
We will discuss the research and classroom applications of prewriting with graphic organizers in the written expression
software. We will highlight features in OuiWrite such as grammar and plagiarism check, and features for teachers such
tracking students’ progress within OuiWrite and assigning customized prewriting to each student.
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M30
To Infinte Campus....AND BEYOND!
Monday, 1:15 - 2:45 pm
Early Childhood/Preschool, Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Coe
Ginger Meade, Special Education Consultant and Nick Easter Ed.D, Systems Consultant IT, Kentucky Department of Education
Learn how the Consent to Evaluate/Reevaluate, Consent for Services, and Evaluation Planning Form are used as part of the KY
Consent as well as when to use the KY Consent and how it is used for Indicator 11 reporting. We will also include information
on Federal Reporting and reports not generated in IC.
M31
Positive Behavior Supports in an After School Program for Students with Disabilities
Monday, 1:15 - 2:45 pm
Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
French
Cain Alvey, Student and Christina Noel, Assistant Director Kelly Autism Program, Western Kentucky University
Learn about the effectivness of positive behavior supports in an after school program for students with disabilities including
autism. We will discuss effective practices in this program that can be applied in after school programs and in the classroom.
M32
Professional Growth and Effectivness System (PGES) and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
Monday, 1:15 - 2:45 pm
Early Childhood/Preschool, Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Jones
Mike Waford, Director, Kentucky Center for Instructional Discipline
Learn of the match between Danielson's Framework and key features of PBIS, and the classroom management modules based
upon evidence-based practices that are available from the Kentucky Center for Instructional Discipline to schools that have
implemented PBIS. Help your school decide and select modules to best suit your needs. We will review data from the SelfAssessment Survey, the Benchmarks of Quality and the behavior incidents for last school year. Participate in two modules :
Opportunities to Respond, and Acknowledgement and Relationship Building.
M33
Assessment Accommodations: K-PREP, PARCC, Smarter Balanced, and PAR
Monday, 1:15 - 2:45 pm
Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Postsecondary
McCreary
Victoria Slocum, Doctoral Student, University of Kentucky
Review accommodations permitted in K-PREP and learn about newly developed accommodation protocols. We will discuss KPREP accommodations compared with PARCC and Smarter Balance accommodations, and discuss the use of the Protocol for
Accommodations in Reading (PAR).
M34
One Minute Readers: A Reading Program for at Home to Increase Fluency & Comprehension Using IPAD
Monday, 1:15 - 2:45 pm
Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8)
Morrow
James Cline, Retired Educator/Educational Consultant, Read Naturally INC
The One Minute Reader is an effective home reading program that can help struggling readers increase their sight word
vocabulary, read more fluently and comprehends more of what is read. One Minute Reader motivates the reader to improve
their fluency, a key factor in becoming better readers. We will show how it is used on the IPAD.
M35
Look Mom, No Hands!
Monday, 1:15 - 2:45 pm
Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Segell
Mary Faulhaber, Assistive Technology Consultant and Sheila Henson, MSD Teacher, Bullitt County Schools
Bring your webcam equipped laptop computer and learn to use a free program that allows you to move the on-screen cursor
using a facial focal point. Learn ways to use this technology with students who have limited fine motor function. Discover how
students can practice skills needed for Alternate K-PREP.
M36
Back by Popular Demand! Life Isn't 50/50
Monday, 1:15 - 2:45 pm
High (9-12)
Stanley
Jade Nadile, Exceptional Educator/Transition Coordinator, Glasgow Independent Schools
Hear how a set of practices can directly impact student performance during and after high school. Learn strategies for battling
apathy and encouraging independence in students with disabilities. From test scores to post-secondary goals, issues affecting
student performance will be addressed.
M37
Back by Popular Demand! The Resource Setting: A Leader's Guide to Closing the Gap
Monday, 1:15 - 2:45 pm
Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Stopher
Carey Creech-Galloway, Elementary Resource Specialist, Low Incidence Disabiliites and Kim Cooper, Elementary Academic
Resource Specialist, Fayette County Schools
Designed for professionals involved in working with or evaluating teachers with LBD and MSD certifications. We will provide a
modified framework that is aligned with the Charlotte Danielson Framework for Teaching that is embedded in Kentucky's new
TPGES. You will recieve a "Looks Like, Sounds Like" document for Instruction and a Classroom Checklist for both the LBD and
MSD Resource setting. *NEW this year will be the addition of the Classroom Environment Domain.
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M54
Partnering with Business to Prepare Students for Adult Life!
Monday, 1:15 - 2:45 pm
High (9-12), Postsecondary
Taylor
Jenny Miller-Horn, Assistant Director, Kenton County Schools; Karen Lefton and Barb Miller, Adecco Staffing Agency
Learn what happens when a business and school district partner to prepare students for transition to adult life. You will hear
about a unique program called Project Reach piloted by P&G. In this session, you will be able to see first-hand the success
exceptional learners can have when presented with real-life work experiences!
M28
Giving ALL Students a Voice!: Adapted S.T.U.D.E.N.T. Voice Survey for Students Enrolled in Alternate Assessment
Monday, 1:15 - 2:45 pm
Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Wilson
Charlotte Arvin, Consultant and Sally Miracle, Low Incidence Consultant, Central Kentucky Educational Cooperative
Students enrolled in the Alternative Assessment program deserve the same Voice as all other Kentucky students; capturing
their voice may be challenging. In partnership with Kentucky Department of Education, an Adapted S.T.U.D.E.N.T. Voice
Survey was developed by a group of Kentucky educators in the spring of 2014. You will learn more about the Adapted Survey
and how it is being piloted during the 2014-15 academic year.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 3:15 – 4:45 PM SESSIONS
M39
Universal Design for Learning 101
Monday, 3:15 - 4:45 pm
Early Childhood/Preschool, Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Wilkinson
Mary Claire O'Neal, Program Director, VSA Kentucky; Pat Sturtzel, Teaching Artist & Art Therapist, VSA Kentucky
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a way to plan instructional success for diverse learners. You will learn the blueprint for
creating instructional goals, methods, materials, and assessments that work for everyone! Use UDL to document adaptive
strategies for your students with IEPs and see a completed UDL document based on a lesson plan that integrates Core Content
for use in your classroom!
M40
PGES the Preschool Way!
Monday, 3:15 - 4:45 pm
Early Childhood/Preschool
Brown
Melody Cooper, School Readiness Consultant, Kentucky Department of Education
Hear an overview of Kentucky's Professional Growth and Effectiveness System for teachers. We will highlight preschool
examples for the utililization of the Framework for Teaching.
M58
Supporting Inclusion and Common Core State Standards Through Innovative Technology
Monday, 3:15 - 4:45 pm
Early Childhood/Preschool, Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Breathitt
Anthony Gerke, Vice President of Professional Services, VizZle Visual Learning
New and innovative technology in education is providing teachers with new opportunities for empowering students to be
independent and successful learners. Join us to learn how the web-based program VizZle helps educators create, edit, and
share lessons that quickly and easily access customizable curriculum in an engaging interactive manner.
M41
Student Engagement & PGES
Monday, 3:15 - 4:45 pm
Elementary (K-5)
Carroll-Ford
Tiffany Looney, Literacy Consultant and Lacey Back, Strategies Consultant, Kentucky Educational Development Corporation;
Teresa Rogers, Literacy Consultant, Kentucky Department of Education
You'll want to participate in this hands-on workshop which includes a basic overview of PGES. We will examine each of the
domains and take a closer look at Domain 3: Instruction. Learn more about the centerpiece of this domain as we compare the
performance levels of 3C: Student Engagement. When you exit this session, you will have a basic knowledge of the PGES
domains and a deeper awareness of student engagement in your classroom!
M42
Early Literacy Technology for Braille Readers
Monday, 3:15 - 4:45 pm
Early Childhood/Preschool, Elementary (K-5)
Clements
Brian Goemmer, Blind and Low Vision Sales, Lab Computers, Inc.
You will be introduced to two braille writers that can significantly help with the introduction of braille to young students. We
we parallel the coursework of their peers and see how these writers help learn in a similar way.
M43
Strategies and Organizational Methods which Lead to Student Success
Monday, 3:15 - 4:45 pm
Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Combs-Chandler
Jami Miller, Director of Special Education and Kelly Thornberry, Asst. Director of Special Education, Franklin County Schools
Participate in discussions of strategies and processes used in our district to improve student outcomes and help achieve
student success. We will review organizational tools, conference summary activities, IEP review, mentoring process, and
more! This will be most beneficial to district/school administrators.
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M44
Yes I Can! Award Winners
Monday, 3:15 - 4:45 pm
Nunn
Rhonda Simpson, KYCEC President Elect, Green County Schools and the 2014 Yes I Can! Award Winners and their families
Join us to celebrate Kentucky's award winners for 2014! We will showcase the awardee's stories and offer them the
opportunity to share their amazing talents with us! There will be many opportunities to applaud these amazing young people
from across our state!
M45
Assistive Technology: Connect and Discover
Monday, 3:15 - 4:45 pm
Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Postsecondary
Willis
Tina Childress, Educational Audiologist
Come to this session and learn about devices that will keep D/HH people safe in their homes, alternative listening devices for
cell phones, ways to connect to an MP3 player, and web resources for more information!
M46
Problem Based Learning: An Intervention to Actively Engage Students in the Learning Process
Monday, 3:15 - 4:45 pm
Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Beckham
Mark Butler, Faculty Member, Channon Horn, Assistant Professor, Asbury University; Laura Calkins, Special Educator,
Jessamine County Schools
Learn about the results of a recent study that tracks students active engagement in problem based learning units and receive
guidelines and practical suggestions for embedding problem based learning in your classroom.
M47
Preschool RTI
Monday, 3:15 - 4:45 pm
Early Childhood/Preschool, Elementary (K-5)
Coe
Tristan Parsons, Exceptional Children Consultant, Kentucky Department of Education; Sally Shepherd, Preschool Consultant,
Kentucky Department of Education
Hear about strategies and processes that will improve outcomes for Preschool age children regarding the RTI process.
M48
Classroom Management, Effective Instruction, and Defusing Escalating Behavior
Monday, 3:15 - 4:45 pm
Early Childhood/Preschool, Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
French
Terrance Scott, Professor, University of Louisville; Lauren Evanovich, Doctoral Student, University of Louisville
Participate in a discussion of key elements related to classroom management and effective instruction - especially as they
relate to students with challenging behaviors. Learn how these strategies should be considered and assessed as part of Tier 1
interventions within multi-tiered systems of support (PBIS/RTI).
M49
Culturally Responsive Teaching and Special Educators
Monday, 3:15 - 4:45 pm
High (9-12)
McCreary
Michael Embury, Teacher, Fayette County Schools; Dusty Columbia, Associate Professor, Eastern Kentucky University
Learn about culturally responsive teaching (CRT) and why it's important to special education teachers. While CRT is popular to
talk about, not all teachers can identify culturally responsive practices that can help students achieve academic and social
success. You will learn how to help educators learn to identify best practices for their special education students of color.
M55
Back by Popular Demand! Is it Really Inclusion?
Monday, 3:15 - 4:45 pm
Early Childhood/Preschool, Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Morrow
Meada Hall, Program Director Community Based Work Transition Program, UK
Come and learn the key characteristics of truly inclusive education; reflect on inclusive efforts and perceived barriers to
inclusion; learn to use the tools to self-assess current efforts toward inclusion; and brainstorm ways to improve inclusive
efforts.
M50
Project UNIFY- An Avenue to Social Inclusion
Monday, 3:15 - 4:45 pm
Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Segell
Brittany Abell, Field Services and Youth Intiatives Director, Special Olympics Kentucky; Betty Edwards, Chair, Project UNIFY
National Education Leaders Network, Special Olympics
Social Inclusion is a right of all students! Special Olympics Project UNIFY is a school-based program funded by the U.S. D.O.E.
that engages students with and without intellectual disabilities through inclusive youth leadership, unified sports, and whole
school focus. This interactive session will provide insights and free resources.
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M51
Back by Popular Demand! Life Isn't 50/50
Monday, 3:15 - 4:45 pm
High (9-12)
Stanley
Jade Nadile, Exceptional Educator/Transition Coordinator, Glasgow Independent Schools
Hear how a set of practices can directly impact student performance during and after high school. Learn strategies for battling
apathy and encouraging independence in students with disabilities. From test scores to post-secondary goals, issues affecting
student performance will be addressed.
M52
Visualize Progress with Visual Supports!
Monday, 3:15 - 4:45 pm
Early Childhood/Preschool, Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Postsecondary
Taylor
Cheryl Mathis, Low Incidence Counsultant, Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative; Kimberly Howard, Field Training
Coordinator Eastern Kentucky, Kentucky Autism Training Center
Visual supports can take on many forms in both the special education and regular classroom. Visual supports is a research
based strategy for children with Autism to decrease undesirable behaviors, increase independence and facilitate effective
inclusion. Stop in for this session to Visualize where you want your students to be!
M53
Two Heads Are Better than One: Using Consultation, Collaboration, and Communication in Early Childhood
Settings
Monday, 3:15 - 4:45 pm
Early Childhood/Preschool, Elementary (K-5)
Wilson
Elizabeth McLaren, Associate Professor, Morehead State University; Angie Folcyk, Occupational Therapist and Emily
Congleton, Preschool Teacher, Child Development Center of the Bluegrass
Want to bring the therapy room into the classroom? Not sure how to collaborate with service providers? We will outline the
basics of using a consultative model in which teachers and therapists work together toward common goals. Learn practical tips
to make this model work for you.
Calling all KYCEC Members!
Stop by the KYCEC Booth in the Grand Foyer to pick up your
member ribbon! While you are there, JOIN or renew your
membership for the special price of $10 off! You will be
entered to win an iPad mini, to be given at the Annual Meeting!
Come to the Annual KYCEC Meeting, Tuesday, Suite 546, at 7:30
am! A light breakfast will be served and there will be DOOR
PRIZES!!
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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 8:30 – 10:00 AM SESSIONS
T01
The Use of Picture Schedules for Students with Autism
Tuesday, 8:30 - 10:00 am
Early Childhood/Preschool, Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Laffoon
Jennifer Maher, Graduate Student, Eastern Kentucky University
Hear about the success and progress of a student with autism when using picture schedules during transitions from one
activity to another. We will discuss next activities and the materials needed for the student to participate in the activity. This is
a paper-based picture schedule with an electronic version on the iPad. Observations of how student reacted to each form,
and which form this student responded to the best, will be discussed.
T02
Back by Popular Demand! Connecting in the Classroom with Challenging and Reluctant Students through the
Universal Themes of Shakespeare
Tuesday, 8:30 - 10:00 am
Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Wilkinson
Matt Wallace, Producing Artistic Director, Kentucky Shakespeare
Meet the Artistic Director of Shakespeare Behind Bars and participate in this hands-on workshop do develop techniques for
establishing relationships with challenging students, approaching text with reluctant readers, and engaging, connecting with
and empowering students. You will learn exercises and techniques associated with the program goals helping students
improve social skills, literacy, and behavior connecting with the Universal Design for Learning document checklist.
T03
Kentucky's Strengthening Families Initiative: A Protective Factors Framework
Tuesday, 8:30 - 10:00 am
Early Childhood/Preschool
Brown
Bill Buchanan, Early Learning Liason, Kentucky Department of Education and Blair Haydon, Strengthening Families
Coordinator, Governor's Office of Early Childhood;
Kentucky Strengthening Families (KYSF) is a multi-disciplinary partnership dedicated to increasing school readiness and
preventing child abuse and neglect. KYSF represents a multi-disciplinary partnership dedicated to embedding six researchbased protective factors into services for families and children. Learn more about this systemic approach to achieving effective
family engagement.
T04
Sex Education and People with Intellectual Disabilities
Tuesday, 8:30 - 10:00 am
Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Postsecondary
Carroll-Ford
Victoria Slocum, Doctoral Student, University of Kentucky
Learn how to assess the needs of people with intellectual disabilities regarding sexuality and sex education. We will explain
the history of sexuality and sex education and discuss appropriate educational programs and interventions for people with
intellectual disabilities.
T05
Schools and the Kentucky Talking Book Library
Tuesday, 8:30 - 10:00 am
Early Childhood/Preschool, Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Clements
Lauren Abner, Librarian, Kentucky Talking Book Library
Learn about a free library service specifically designed for individuals who are blind, visually impaired, or physically disabled.
Books and magazines for all age levels and reading levels are available in Braille or audio formats. Includes information on
eligibility, options for playback equipment, downloading books, and related services.
T06
REPEATED SESSION A Survival Guide for Classroom Behaviors
Monday, 8:00 - 9:30 am
Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Combs-Chandler
Patty Whitney, Behavior Consultant, Bullitt County Schools
Reduce the frequency of students’ disruptive behavior in the classroom by identifying factors that are linked to disruptive
behavior and exploring ways to change them. The Survival Guide for Classroom Behaviors provides a list of proactive positive
environmental supports and behavior modification strategies to decrease problem behaviors and increase student
engagement.
T07
Back by Popular Demand! College and/or Career Ready for All
Tuesday, 8:30 - 10:00 am
High (9-12)
Nunn
Shelia Baugh, Director of Specialized Instructional Programs and Stephanie Cornwell, Transition Facilitator, Simpson County
Schools
Learn the step by step process that Simpson County Schools utilized from developing Career Paths to passing the Industry
Certifications and Work keys in order for 90% of the Senior students with disabilities to graduate from high school College
and/or Career ready.
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T08
Back by Popular Demand! iTap into the Visual Voice
Tuesday, 8:30 - 10:00 am
Early Childhood/Preschool, Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Willis
Tony Peavler, Outreach Consultant, Statewide Educational Resource Center on Deafness
Deaf and hard-of-hearing students are visual learners and communicators.We will guide you through effectively using iPad
technology to teach and assess Kentucky's Common Core standards through various receptive and expressive modes of visual
communication.
T09
Split Up These Kids! Using a Station Teaching Approach to Address the Needs of Readers Scoring in the Novice and
Low Apprentice Ranges
Tuesday, 8:30 - 10:00 am
Elementary (K-5)
Beckham
Joseph Lindon, Teacher and Amanda Collier, Teacher, Model Laboratory School
Learn about a model of collaborative instruction in a general education classroom, including students with disabilities, that
allows teachers to close the gap in reading skills between low performing and proficient performing students.
T10
Evidenced Based Instructional Strategies
Tuesday, 8:30 - 10:00 am
Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Coe
Veronica Sullivan, Exceptional Children Consultant and Robin Linton, Education Academic Program Consultant, Kentucky
Department of Education
Learn teaching strategies that support evidence based instruction and walk away with resources and tools to assist in the
general education, co-teaching or special education classrooms.
T11
Implementing Interventions for At-Risk Students
Tuesday, 8:30 - 10:00 am
Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
French
Angela Bibelhauser, Principal, Bullitt County Schools
Recieve instruction on implementing a variety of interventions for at-risk students, including the data collection process,
structuring PLC's to discuss data and Behavior Intervention Plans, along with resources that work.
T13
Autism Awareness and Strategies for Success 3 Hour Session
Tuesday, 8:30 - 11:45 am
Early Childhood/Preschool, Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8)
Jones
Cathy Matney, ECE/Autism Teacher, Shannon Gootee, OT, and Wendy Dykes, SLP, Taylor County Schools
You will have the opportunity to get an overview of Autism and get a sense of what it’s like to have Autism. You will have a
greater understanding of why children with autism exhibit the behaviors they do and will leave with many strategies that will
allow you to be very successful at decreasing those behaviors. You will also leave with easy to implement strategies that can
be utilized immediately. This training is open and designed for regular education teachers, ECE teachers, para professionals,
administrators, and therapists.
T14
Back by Popular Demand! Brain Research and Developing the Growth Mindset
Tuesday, 8:30 - 10:00 am
Early Childhood/Preschool, Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12),
McCreary
Postsecondary
Dr. Melody Deprez, Associate professor of Graduate Education, Georgetown College
Learn the background knowledge in current brain research and how it affects student learning including the factors affecting
brain development, parts of the brain with the relation to specific areas of learning. The plasticity of the brain is the
foundation of Dweck’s theory of Growth Mindset which enables students to develop their potential intelligence and face their
learning challenges. It is also important that special education and general education teachers understand this theory and
brain research when working collaboratively with all special education students.
T15
A Phonics RTI Tier II & III Intervention Tool, Word Warm UPs
Tuesday, 8:30 - 10:00 am
Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8)
Morrow
James Cline, Retired Educator/Educational Consultant, Read Naturally INC
Learn about a new Response To Intervention tool that can increase phonemic awareness and phonics skills for first grade to
adult struggling readers. Word Warm-Ups by Read Naturally comes with a pre assessment tool. This is used as a daily quick 10
minute center activity for tier I students or a daily 20-30 minute intervention for tier 2 and 3 students. Lessons are
accompanied with audio CDs, lists of words, and stories for a variety of phonics patterns.
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T16
Back by Popular Demand! Developing Leaders Among Students with MSD and Autism: Adapting the 7 Habits
Tuesday, 8:30 - 10:00 am
Early Childhood/Preschool, Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8)
Segell
Molly Caswell, ECE Teacher and Christa Middleton, ECE Teacher, Barren County Schools
The Leader in Me has positive results when implemented consistently. All students have the ability to be a leader! Using the
Leader in Me model, participants will leave with a better understanding of how to adapt the 7 Habits and create leaders
among their students with moderate to severe disabilities.
T17
Showcase of 2013-14 KY CEC Mini-Grants
Tuesday, 8:30 - 10:00 am
Early Childhood/Preschool, Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Postsecondary
Stanley
Debbie Samples, KY CEC Mini-Grant chairperson, Graves County Schools; 2013-14 Mini-Grant Recipients
Learn how mini-grant funds can be used special classroom activities/initiatives as well as local and regional professional
development. The 2013-14 mini-grants will be highlighted. The mini-grant application process will also be reviewed.
T18
Back by Popular Demand! MSD Classrooms are No Cupcake!
Tuesday, 8:30 - 10:00 am
Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Stopher
Carey Creech-Galloway, Resource Specialist Low Incidence Disabilities Elementary and Lorraine Thomas, Resource Specialist
Low Incidence Middle and High, Fayette County Schools
We will focus on program design and instructional practices appropriate for students with moderate to severe disabilities and
provide a MSD Classroom Checklist to guide and highlight key components that should be evident in exemplary MSD
classrooms. This training is appropriate for teachers of students with low incidence disabilities K-12, special education
department chairs, facilitators, directors, administration, and related service providers. *NEW this year will be a focus on
lesson planning and implementation of work systems and visual supports.
T19
Understanding and Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders who Experience Anxiety, OCD, and
Depression
Tuesday, 8:30 - 10:00 am
Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8)
Taylor
Michelle Antle, Field Training Coordinator, Kentucky Autism Training Center
We will focus on the characteristics of students and the specific barriers to learning they may experience. Learn evidencebased strategies to help students overcome these barriers and improve academic, behavioral, and emotional outcomes.
T20
Routines, Rules, Expectations, and Follow Through: The Importance of Structure in Early Childhood
Tuesday, 8:30 - 10:00 am
Early Childhood/Preschool
Wilson
Jessica Hart, Teacher/MaEd, Model Labortory School; Jessica Cain, Childcare Director/MaEd, Small Wonders Child Care
Hear about the importance of creating routines, setting rules, having positive expectations, and following through with
consequences with young children. You will learn about how early this can start, how this affects children, and the positive
outcome this has for both the child and you as a parent or educator.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 10:15 – 11:45 AM SESSIONS
T21
This is the First Time I've Been Good at Math!
Tuesday, 10:15 - 11:45 am
Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Laffoon
Tamara Bousquet, National Director of Math Partnerships, Scholastic, Inc.
We will provide an overview of MATH 180, Scholastic’s revolutionary program for struggling students in grades 6 and up.
Specific examples of how the Mathematical Practice Standards, high leverage teaching practices, and growth mindset
strategies are infused will be provided. Hear more about how “This makes sense!” for struggling learners.
T22
Effective Instructional Design More Than a Question of Style
Tuesday, 10:15 - 11:45 am
Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Wilkinson
James Knoll, Professor, Morehead State University; Daniel Grace, Associate Professor, Morehead State University
Explore how the popular philosophy of learning styles provides a simplistic response to student diversity, which unfortunately
has not translated into meaningful student outcomes. We then examine universal design for learning and explore how this
can be implemented to address the needs of all students.
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T23
Ideas to Integrate Math and Science in a STEM world
Tuesday, 10:15 - 11:45 am
Early Childhood/Preschool, Elementary (K-5)
Brown
Greg Gierhart, Lecturer, Murray State University; Nancy Lovett, Director, Calloway County RTC
The new standards for Science and Math allows for the beauty of the integration of both subjects. Come and gain ideas on
how to integrate both math and science with rigor and intentionality, and receive some ideas to implement in their classroom.
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T24
Development of the AAAF for Alternate K-PREP
Tuesday, 10:15 - 11:45 am
Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Carroll-Ford
Carla Jordan, Low Incidence Consultant, Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative; Kevin O'Hare, Educational Consultant, Kentucky
Department of Education; Sally Miracle, Low Incidence Consultant, Central Kentucky Educational Cooperative
The Alternate Assessment and Accountability Folder (AAAF), is a requirement of the Alternate K-PREP and serves all
monitoring purposes at both the district and state level. We will provide teachers guidance in creating a folder that will meet
state requirements for the AAAF.
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Building Partnerships in Educating Young Children with Visual Impairments
Tuesday, 10:15 - 11:45 am
Early Childhood/Preschool
Clements
Kathy Mullen, Director of Education, Visually Impaired Preschool Services
Learn how to forge partnerships between the private sector and public entities, including First Steps, public school preschools,
and universities. Visually Impaired Preschool Services has worked within these parameters to provide comprehensive services
to children who are blind or visually impaired within their own community. You will hear and learn specific strategies for
preparing learning environments to maximize learning.
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State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP)
Tuesday, 10:15 - 11:45 am
Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8)
Combs-Chandler
Johnny Collett, Director, Division of Learning Services and Veronica Sullivan, Exceptional Children Consultant, Kentucky
Department of Education
The Federal Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) has charged states to increase local district capacity to implement,
scale up, and sustain evidence-based practices to improve educational results and outcomes for students with disabilities
(SWD) through the development and implementation of a State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP). You will learn how
Kentucky plans to leverage the SSIP to ensure that SWD reach proficiency and graduate from high school ready for college and
careers.
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CCR for Students Participating in the Alternate Assessment
Tuesday, 10:15 - 11:45 am
High (9-12), Postsecondary
Nunn
Jill Griffiths, SPDG-CCR Project Director, Human Development Institute-UK
Hear about the latest update on Kentucky's journey to revise the College and Career Ready (CCR) accountability model for
students who participate in the alternate assessment. We will discuss how the model defines CCR and how it will be counted;
review the CCR Instructional Model and how to give students needed experiences and competencies for successful transition
to post-secondary education and work settings. Readiness activities to help you and your district prepare for statewide
implementation of the CCR models will also be discussed.
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The Expanded Core Curriculum for Students Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Tuesday, 10:15 - 11:45 am
Early Childhood/Preschool, Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Willis
Artie Grassman, Director of Outreach for Regional Programs & Services, Statewide Educational Resource Center on Deafness;
Lori Fitzgerald, Program Specialist for Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Jefferson County Schools
We will be reviewing the Expanded Core Curriculum for students who are deaf and hard of hearing. This will be a study group
on how we can begin to implement this across the state for our students who need these skills in addition to the core in order
to be successful in their endeavors.
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Getting the Help you Need
Tuesday, 10:15 - 11:45 am
High (9-12)
Beckham
Stella Beard, Family Enrichment Coordinator, The Arc of Kentucky
Learn about the Kentucky Medicaid Waivers available to participants who have an Intellectual Disability or a Developmental
Disability. We will talk about how you qualify, how to apply, what services are available and ways to use the waivers when you
are approved. We will also provide real life examples of how families/participants across the state are using these services.
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CT4GC, Helping to Close the Gap in Kentucky
Tuesday, 10:15 – 11:45 am
Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Coe
Bonnie Tomberlin, Consultant, Kentucky Department of Education; Emily Swindler, Consultant, ABRI, University of Louisville
Learn about Co-Teaching for Gap Closure (CT4GC) which is a professional development initiative developed by the Kentucky
Department of Education to help close the achievement gap in Kentucky. You'll hear about the 4 components: Co-Teaching
best practices; Continuous Classroom Improvement; Student Supports; and ELA/Math Instructional Strategies. Sustainability is
being built through a system of coaching from the state level down to the classroom level. There will be a panel discussion
around implementation and successes of the initiative.
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Supporting Students with Problem Behavior and Low Language Skills
Tuesday, 10:15 - 11:45 am
Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
French
Alexandra Hollo, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Louisville
Hear an overview of the connection between language and behavior, followed by a discussion of behavioral principles and
terminology useful for teachers, SLPs, and others providing services in school settings. We will focus on practical behavior
management strategies to increase student engagement.
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Back by Popular Demand! They’re Everyone’s Kids: Collaboration & Inclusion in School Settings
Tuesday, 10:15 - 11:45 am
Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Postsecondary
McCreary
Melinda Ault, Assistant Professor and Victoria Slocum, Doctoral Student, University of Kentucky
Learn the effective teaching behaviors to use with all students in inclusive classrooms, including the models of co-teaching and
how they can be used in your classrooms. Practice with our forms to use when collaborating with other professionals and see
how the forms can be used to improve differentiated instruction in inclusive classrooms.
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Evidence Based Practices and Post School Predictors of Success for Post-Secondary Transition
Tuesday, 10:15 - 11:45 am
High (9-12)
Segell
Christina Krantz, Consultant, Central Kentucky Educational Cooperative
Hear about the National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center’s Evidence Based Practices (EBP) and Post School
Predictors for Success in Post Secondary Transition. We will share lesson plan resources.
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School-Based Medicaid Billing and IEP Developments
Tuesday, 10:15 - 11:45 am
Early Childhood/Preschool, Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8)
Stanley
Becky Stoddard, Medicaid Liaison, Kentucky Department of Education; Lucy Senters, Medicaid Specialist, Dept. for Medicaid
Services
You will hear about the current Medicaid billing requirements and how this ties to the IEP development. We will also cover
the revised Monitoring Tool and bring updates to the Administrative Claiming program and the Cost Settlement.
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Back by Popular Demand! Can I Teach so They Will Learn?
Tuesday, 10:15 - 11:45 am
Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Stopher
Anita Jones, Associate Professor of Education, Georgetown College
You will acquire strategies to assist in minimizing behavior problems and maximizing academic learning time and implement
and manage learning activities that effectively reduce inappropriate classroom behaviors that interfere with learning. The
importance of cultural competency as a component of classroom management will also be discussed.
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Sensory Tools in the Classroom….How Effective Are They?
Tuesday, 10:15 - 11:45 am
Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Taylor
Allison Slone, EBD Teacher, Rowan County Schools; Ashlee Florer, Student CEC President, Morehead State University; and
Sarah Hawkins-Lear, Associate Professor, Morehead State University
You’ll learn about the effectiveness of sensory tools for students with Sensory Processing Disorder and Autism. You will learn
how sensory tools help these students focus, complete tasks, and reduce anxiety. You will experience various sensory tools, as
well as, make a sensory tool to take back to your classroom.
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2014 DEC Revised Recommended Practices
Tuesday, 10:15 - 11:45 am
Early Childhood/Preschool
Wilson
Sonia Michael, Associate Professor, Eastern Kentucky University; Jessica Hart, Pre Kindergarten Teacher, Model Lab School
Hear about the 2014 Division of Early Childhood Revised Recommended Practices. You will be provided with the current
changes, development process and research supporting this revised document. You will have the opportunity to identify the
Recommended Practices that will have the greatest impact on your work.
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
EXHIBITS OPEN:
REGISTRATION DESK OPEN
Sunday : 2:00 – 7:15 PM
Monday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Monday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Monday: Breakfast with the Exhibitors! Come at 7:00 am and have a complimentary sausage biscuit and
coffee with the Exhibitors!
Monday afternoon Snacks: Come at 2:45, have some snacks, and visit the Exhibit booths!
Lunch for Sunday and Monday is on your own.
Silent Auction to Benefit the Student CEC Chapters
Sunday: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Monday: 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM – Exhibit Hall
Lots of items will be available for purchase including:
• Crafts
• Classroom Supplies
• Gift cards
• And much more!
PPQ
Student Poster Sessions in the Exhibit Hall:
Monday 1:15 – 2:45 and 3:15 – 4:45
As a part of their coursework, students must conduct research on an educational topic. Come and chat
with the students about their topic and findings, and challenge them to go deeper using PPQ: Praise, Push
(challenge) and Question!
EILA certificates are available in each session!
EMERGENCY/PROBATIONARY CREDIT:
You may pick up a form at the registration desk for
documentation of Attendance for six hours of conference credit.
EVALUATION FORM:
The evaluation form is located in your program. Please complete it and turn it
in at the Registration desk. Please take time to give us constructive feedback!
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MEETINGS
SUNDAY MEETINGS
Institutes of Higher Education (IHE)
9:00 AM –3:00 PM
Brown Room
Murray State Special Ed Alternative Certification
Meeting
11:30 AM –12:00 PM
Stopher Room
KY Regional ASD Team Leader Planning Meeting
4:15 PM – 7:15 PM
Taylor Room
KY Pioneers Meeting
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Suite 546
KYCASE Executive Board Dinner Meeting
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Brown Room
KY CCBD General Meeting
7:15 PM
Jones Room
KY TED Meeting
7:15 PM
Beckham Room
MONDAY MEETINGS
KY Student CEC Meeting
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Sampson Room
KY DEC Meeting
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
Wilson Room
State Advisory Panel for Exceptional Children General
Public Hearing and Business Session
1:15 PM – 4:45 PM
Sampson Room
SEAGIC Meeting
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Fields Room
VSA Kentucky Board Meeting
5:00 PM
Wilkinson Room
KYCEC Annual Membership Meeting
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Suite 546
KYCEC Executive Board Lunch Meeting
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Willis Room
TUESDAY MEETINGS
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Poster Session: Exhibit Hall
Monday, November 24, 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm
Speech-Language Pathologist Awareness and Integration of Disability Rights Trends
This survey study polled practicing speech-language pathologists and pre-professional speech-language pathology
students (at the undergraduate and graduate level) about their awareness and integration of three disability rights
trends: person-first language, self-advocacy, and employment goals when working with client with intellectual and
developmental disabilities.
Presenters: Caty Gerteisen, Dr. Dusty Columbia-Embury (faculty mentor), Eastern Kentucky University
What's the Word: Instructional Strategies for Teaching Vocabulary
The National Reading Panel (NRP, 2000) recognizes vocabulary as one of the five essential components of effective
reading instruction. This poster identifies evidence-based strategies to effectively and efficiently teach vocabulary.
Presenters: Jalyn Savage, Crysta Hicks, Porshia Austin, Whitney Reed, Western Kentucky University
Evidence-based Comprehension Strategies
Reading comprehension is the ultimate goal and purpose of reading. Comprehension develops as readers
understand, interpret, and relay information from the words they read. This poster highlights research-based reading
strategies to improve comprehension.
Presenters: Emily Blythe, Amanda Dennison, Shakia Harris, Leslie Turner, Western Kentucky University
How to Use Anecdotal Recording In the Classroom
This poster looks at the various methods teachers can use to collect anecdotal records in the classroom. We will
provide teachers with the conditions under which anecdotal recording is used and give examples of different ways to
collect this data.
Presenters: Jordan Talley, Hannah Harlan, Madison Blankenship, Ellie Swisher, Western Kentucky University
Using Partial Interval Recording in the Classroom
This poster looks at the various methods teachers can use to conduct partial interval recording in the classroom. We
will provide teachers with the conditions under which partial interval recording is used and give examples of different
ways to collect this data.
Presenters: Emily Ernwine, Rachel Stilwell, Haley Cooper, Alex Wilcox, Western Kentucky University
Using Time Sampling in the Classroom
This poster looks at the various methods teachers can use to collect time sampling in the classroom. We will provide
teachers with the conditions under which time sampling is used and give examples of different ways to collect this
data.
Presenters: Ellie Lansden, Sara Vandertoll, Joni Gentry, Heather Scott, Western Kentucky University
Using Duration and Latency Recording in the Classroom
This poster looks at the various methods teachers can use to collect duration and latency data in the classroom. We
will provide teachers with the conditions under which duration and latency recording is used and give examples of
different ways to collect this data.
Presenters: Abigail Gregory, Emily Forbes. Sarah Bergen, Ayla Espinosa, Western Kentucky University
Be sure to use PPQ (Praise, Push, Question) to
challenge the students in explaining their research!
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Poster Session: Exhibit Hall
Monday, November 24, 3:15 pm – 4:45 pm
Using Peer Assisted Learning Strategies to Increase Reading Fluency in Struggling Readers
A look at methods and effects of using Peer Assisted Learning Strategies (PALS) to increase the fluency of struggling
readers. This includes reviewing current literature and explaining the outcomes of students involved in peer assisted
learning.
Presenters: Johnna Woodward, Whitney Young, Cain Alvey, Dylan Carter, Western Kentucky University
Using Manipulatives to Promote Phonemic Awareness
Through the use of manipulatives for phonemic awareness instruction, students are provided differentiated
instruction to become more familiar with phonemes. Content is provided regarding various way that students can be
given multiple opportunities to learn and understand the material.
Presenters: Shayla Carter, Sarah Neal, Taylor Hill, Cory Cooper, Western Kentucky University
Increasing Vocabulary to Improve Reading Comprehension
Vocabulary is one of the five components of effective reading instruction as recommended by the National Reading
Panel (2000). It is essential for readers to understand vocabulary to improve comprehension. The purpose of this
presentation is to inform educators of different types of vocabulary instruction including keyword method, semantic
maps, and similes.
Presenters: Crysta Hicks, Jalyn Savage, Whitney Reed, Porshia Austin, Western Kentucky University
Instructional Strategies for use When Teaching Reading to Students With Hearing Impairments
The purpose of this study is to inform educators of multiple strategies to incorporate into reading instruction when
teaching students with hearing impairments. These strategies incorporate all five components of effective reading
instruction as recommended by the National Reading Panel (NRP, 2000). Due to the low percentage of students with
hearing impairments, there is a high need for evidence-based reading instruction.
Presenters: Meaghan Ritchie, Morgan Pippin, Laura Beth Fiorella, Western Kentucky University
Teaching Sign Language using Constant Time Delay
In Special Education classrooms, Constant Time Delay is one of the many teaching strategies used. Constant Time
Delay is an errorless strategy, that includes the use of zero and three second delays in the strategy. The study
conducted with the use of Constant Time Delay is used to teach sign language to Student A. Student A is a
kindergarten student who is learning to sign eat when using Constant Time Delay. His diagnosis has not been fully
developed yet, due to the fact that he is still going through the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process for the
first time. Prior to the beginning of the school year for 2014-2015, Student A has received no interventions in his
lifetime. With the use of Constant Time Delay, the data for baseline, intervention, maintenance, and generalization
data are collected for Student A. The purpose for collecting the data is to show that Student A can learn the sign
language eat and generalize the skill with the use of Constant Time Delay to teach the skill. The generalization of the
skill will incorporate the use of Student A to present to people in the community, school, and at home that he is
hungry.
Presenter: Brittany Jelisa Gibson, Morehead State University
Teaching Reading is a Science:Research Based Reading Strategies
Join the students from Murray State University, who will share their reading research on topics, including
visualization, word sorts, Frayer method, graphic organizers, audio recordings, and interactive notebooks.
Participants will receive an informational handout from each station. Please plan to share your own strategies with
the students. They'll love to chat with you!
Presenters: Bethany Phelps, Natalie Souders, Samantha Mitchell, Shayne Busche, Liz Romain, Jennifer Blasdel,
Tiffany Comer, Murray State University
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GENERAL SESSION
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24 – 10:00 AM
GRAND BALLROOM
National Anthem and Entertainment ……………………………….……………… Gabrielle Barker
VSA Kentucky Young Soloist
Welcome and Announcements ……………………………………………………….……Carrie Bearden
Conference Coordinator
Greetings from KDE………………………...............Dr. Amanda Ellis, Associate Commissioner
Office of Next Generation Learners, KDE
Kentucky’s State Systemic Improvement Plan............................Johnny Collett, Director
Division of Learning Services, Office of Next Generation Learners, KDE
Teacher of the Year Award……………..… Stephanie Sterling, Division of Learning Services
Office of Next Generation Learners, KDE
Pam Matlock, Past President, KYCEC
Keynote Address………………………….…………………………………………………..……Handicap This!
Door Prizes!!!
Handicap This! Making Minds Handicap Accessible
Mike Berkson and Tim Wambach demonstrate the
value of inclusion, challenge bullying, and celebrate the
power of diversity. Their show raises awareness about
people living with different abilities, and motivates any
individual to go after their own goals and dreams.
Over 50,000 people from Los Angeles to New York City
have been inspired by Handicap This!: a two man show
with a message of possibilities. They have received
rave reviews, standing ovations, and left the audience
cheering for more. Their true story has appeared in
over 250 newspapers across the globe, has been
captured by TEDx, and twice they have been featured on the front page of the Chicago
Tribune.
Connect with Mike and Tim at www.HandicapThis.com
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AWARDS CEREMONY
AND RECEPTION
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24 – 5:00 PM
GRAND BALLROOM
Welcome and Greetings………………………………….Barbara Washington, President KYCEC
Recognition of 25 Year Special Educators …………………………….… Johnny Collett, Director
Division of Learning Services, Office of Next Generation Learners, KDE
Presentation of Outstanding Student of the Year Award…………..…. Sarah Hawkins-Lear
Student Advisor, KYCEC
Presentation of Early Childhood Outstanding Service Award………….…….. Sonia Michael
Division of Early Childhood, KYCEC
Presentation of Carl Perkins Award..……….……. Rhonda Simpson, President Elect, KYCEC
Presentation of Outstanding Special Education
Administrator of the Year Award……………..…………. Pam Matlock, Past President, KYCEC
Yes We Did! Award Winners…………………………… Barbara Washington, President, KYCEC
Rhonda Simpson, President Elect, KYCEC
Yes I Can! Award Winners…………………………….… Barbara Washington, President, KYCEC
Rhonda Simpson, President Elect, KYCEC
Teacher of the Year Nominees and Award Winner…….... Stephanie Sterling, Consultant
Division of Learning Services, Office of Next Generation Learners, KDE
Pam Matlock, Past President, KYCEC
Please join us for a reception celebrating the achievements of these outstanding
individuals! This is a special time to recognize our award winners.
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Meet the State Advisory Panel for Exceptional
Children Members and KDE Staff!
The Kentucky State Advisory Panel for Exceptional Children (SAPEC)
provides policy guidance with respect to special education and related
services for children with disabilities in Kentucky as defined by special
education regulations and applicable state and federal law. The
authority for the Panel is mandated under the Individuals with
Disabilities Act (20 U.S.C. 1400et seq.as amended). The Panel advises
and assists the Kentucky Department of Education regarding the
provision of appropriate education and related services for children
with disabilities from birth to twenty-one. SAPEC members represent a
variety of interests including parents, free appropriate public education
(FAPE), transition, teachers/local education officials, faculty of higher education, etc. The Panel meets on a
quarterly basis and routinely conducts public forums as a part of their meetings.
Please see the conference schedule for times and rooms where SAPEC will be meeting and holding public
forum sessions during the conference. SAPEC members will be wearing red ribbons with gold lettering. Be
sure to meet your representatives and share your experiences and ideas!
SAPEC MEMBERS:
Casey Allen
Margaret Bausch
Ryan Beard (Vice-Chair)
Stella Beard
Katie Bentley
Deanna Brangers
Johnny Collett, KDE Liaison
Justin Cooper
Anita Dowd
Wendy Everly
Susan Farra, KDE Liaison
Paula Goff
Barry Goley
Dana Hamilton
Elisabeth Jensen
Brian Lovell
Mary Marshall
Randy McCallon
Brent Merritt
Vickie Nicholson (Chair)
Ronnie Nolan
Connie Pohlgeers
Vickey Reilly
Jaclyn Risden-Smith
Martha Slemp
Jennifer Tucker
Kentucky Department of Education
KDE Staff from the Office of Next Generation Learners, Diverse Learners and the Differentiated Learning
Branches, will be wearing yellow ribbons with blue lettering during the conference. KDE staff members are
committed to serving and assisting the students, parents, school districts, and communities of the
Commonwealth in regard to meeting the unique and individual educational needs of Kentucky students
with special interest on students with disabilities, English Language Learners and Gifted and Talented
students. In addition, many of the KDE staff will be presenting on a variety of topics during the conference.
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Student CEC
The Student CEC chapters at participating colleges and universities support
classroom teachers and their students in school districts across Kentucky in the
following ways (with examples!):
 Involvement in Schools by helping teachers in their school and
classrooms in a variety of ways
 Community Involvement through Buddy Walks/Runs, Special
Olympics
 Teacher Assistance create learning materials for classrooms,
set up a sensory room, help with projects in the classroom
 Hosting Professional Development so we can learn more about
the field
 PR at their University: talk with undergrad classes to promote
awareness of special education and encourage students to look
into teacher education
 Advocacy we keep up with state and federal issues and
legislation, are involved in CAN, write letters, be active!
 School Programming by working with in-school and after school
programs in our communities
If you are interested in learning more about a partnership with Student CEC, please contact:
Bellarmine University: Dr. Maureen Schloss, [email protected]
Morehead State University: Sarah Hawkins-Lear, [email protected]
Murray State University: Dr. Barbara Washington, [email protected]
Western Kentucky University: Dr. Christina Noel, [email protected]
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2014 Kentucky Special Education
Teacher of the Year Finalists
Susan Crowe
Standford Elementary School
Lincoln County Schools
Susan has been a special education teacher of individuals with Moderate and
Severe disabilities in the Lincoln County schools since 2005. She has been a
member of the Behavior Intervention Team and provides professional development
in her district. Her classroom is frequently used as a model site for effective
strategies for individuals with autism. She is a coach and volunteer for Special
Olympics, a member of Best Buddies, and a volunteer for the Down Syndrome
Association of Central Kentucky. Crediting her mother, a special educator for 39
years in Detroit Public Schools, as her inspiration in choosing her career, Susan says,
“It is hard to put into words this passion I have for students with special needs. I
have so many feelings of pride, joy, and awe of my students…every day.”
Stacey Keown South Heights Elementary School
Henderson County Schools
Stacey has been a K-5 teacher of individuals with moderate and severe disabilities
in a TEACCH Model classroom since 2006 and has this year transitioned to an
intermediate resource teaching position with co-teaching responsibilities. She is
also the Special Education Department Chair and Building Assessment Coordinator
at South Heights. She is actively involved in the Big Sister program and makes
weekly contact with her “Little,” who is a former student. Stacey is currently
pursuing her EdD in Education and Community Leadership. Her principal, Rob
Carroll says, “Stacey is completely authentic; she has tremendous leadership
instincts, and she exhibits uncommon determination in every aspect of her life…
her students prosper!”
Denise “Michelle” Lowe
Moore Traditional Middle School Jefferson County Schools
Michelle has been the special education teacher in a Multiple Disabilities selfcontained classroom since 2007. She is a National Board Certified Exceptional
Needs Specialist in Early Childhood through Young Adulthood. She serves as a
mentor to those pursuing National certification and to beginning special educators.
She promotes inclusion of students with disabilities by coordinating the Moore
Unified Sports program, which has included making uniforms for the basketball
team and cheerleaders, hosting banquets, and coordinating Homecoming for the
athletes. Michelle credits fate for first placing her in a classroom for individuals
with special needs as a paraprofessional where “it was instantly clear that this is
what I was meant to do.”
The Kentucky Department of Education and the Kentucky Council for Exceptional
Children would like to congratulate all three esteemed finalists for the Special Education Teacher of the
Year!
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Twenty-Five Year Special Educators
It is with sincere appreciation and gratitude that we honor
these deserving award recipients for 25 years of
commitment and dedication serving students with disabilities across
the Commonwealth. Congratulations on achieving this milestone and
making a difference in the lives of children!
Vickie Nicholson
Anne Parlanti
Leaumont
Cindy Adair
Phyllis A. Crabtree
Kathy Lee
Kimberly Moody
Bonnie D. Ball
Regina E. Cullen
Tracey Ellis
Lisa Brady
Jennifer Burris
Denise Colston
Theresa Cox
Eddie Driskell
Cheryl Esters
Lori Fitzgerald
Donna Garrett
Mervin Guess
Judith Haynes
Phyllis Helm
Mary Jane Johnson
Mary Kuerzi
Dorothy Malone
Debra McClain
Glenn Mills
Debbie Petak
Brenda Sheehan
Clay County Schools
Joan Starck
Barbara White
Debbie Wooten
Cindy Wehrle
Denise Bailey
Pamela Baker
Regina Baker
Debbie Crafton
Richard James
Haley
Elizabeth Morrow
Teresa Ramsey
Julie Hart
Angela S. Bartley
Rhonda “Sissy”
Charles
Maudie Justice
Alfredo Tyan
Adkins Keene
Donna Jean Turpin
Christine Gray
Vicki Lewis
Rita Lukat
Linda Morrow
Fayette County Schools
Hardin County Schools
Hardin County Schools
Hardin County Schools
Henry County Schools
Hopkins County Schools
Hopkins County Schools
Hopkins County Schools
Jefferson County Schools
Jefferson County Schools
Jefferson County Schools
Jefferson County Schools
Jefferson County Schools
Jefferson County Schools
Jefferson County Schools
Jefferson County Schools
Jefferson County Schools
Jefferson County Schools
Jefferson County Schools
Jefferson County Schools
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Jefferson County Schools
Jefferson County Schools
Jefferson County Schools
Kenton County Schools
KY Dept of Education
Letcher County Schools
Letcher County Schools
Madison County Schools
Madison County Schools
Madison County Schools
Madison County Schools
Pendleton County Schools
Pike County Schools
Pike County Schools
Pike County Schools
Pike County Schools
Pike County Schools
Pulaski County Schools
Pulaski County Schools
Pulaski County Schools
Spencer County Schools
AWARDS!
Outstanding Kentucky Student CEC Member of the Year:
Amy Clausen
Amy Clausen was nominated by her professor Dr. Sarah
Hawkins-Lear, from Morehead State University (MSU). While
Amy was an undergraduate student, she went above and beyond
what was expected. During her college career at MSU, Amy was
a member of the Student Council for Exceptional Children for all
four years. During that time, she held offices at the university
level, in addition to holding the offices of vice president and
president of the state Student Council for Exceptional Children.
In 2012, Amy won the Outstanding Undergraduate Student
Scholarship at the National Council for Exceptional conference
held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She also presented at the
Kentucky Council for Exceptional Children conference three
years and once at the national Council for Exceptional Children
conference. During this time, Amy kept a 4.0 GPA while being a
member of the George M. Luckey Honors program at Morehead
State University. Amy has a true desire to work with individuals with disabilities and that is evidenced
by her accomplishments. Now, Amy is a first year teacher in Louisiana, where she teaches in a high
school classroom designed for children with Autism.
Early Childhood Outstanding Service Award: Aleshia Sheridan
Aleshia Sheridan is the Early Childhood/Childcare Administrator at the
Thelma B. Johnson Early Learning Center in Henderson, KY. As an
instructional leader, Aleshia emphasizes research-based strategies to
improve teaching and learning, and uses this information to initiate
discussions about instructional approaches with her staff. At a time
when federal and state accountability mandates have made data
analysis a fact of school life, effective principals know how to make the
best use of data, learning to ask useful questions of it and taking
advantage of it for collaborative inquiry among teachers. This is what
drives Aleshia’s expectations for instruction, as well as her justification of
the use of appropriate, developmentally aligned instruction in her
school. She knows what good and effective instruction should look like,
and she provides appropriate feedback to guide teachers on a recurring
basis. Her leadership centers on instruction, not building management or
other administrative matters- she still manages and juggles all of these
things- but her focus is always on instruction and what is in the best
interest of the children. The Kentucky DEC is pleased to announce Aleshia Sheridan as the recipient of
the 2014 Early Childhood Outstanding Service Award.
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Carl Perkins Contributor to Special Education Award:
Dr. Nedra Atwell
Dr. Nedra Atwell, a Special Education Professor at Western Kentucky
University, is well known for her knowledge and expertise in the field
of exceptional education. She is committed, as well as passionate,
about advancing the positions of individuals with disabilities.
Throughout Dr. Atwell’s career, she has served to improve the lives of
disabled individuals through instruction, research and committee
participation. She has always been a supporter of the Kentucky
Council for Exception Children. Western Kentucky University has an
active chapter due to her continued support as a professor in the
school of teacher education. Dr. Atwell served on the Caveland
Council for Administrators of Special Education. She was instrumental
in guiding special programs across the region. Frequently, Dr. Atwell
provided sound advice to directors at council meetings regarding due
process and legislative issues. Directors often contacted Dr. Atwell
when seeking to employ special education teachers. Many Western Kentucky University
undergraduate students are now special education teachers due to her guidance and support.
Outstanding Special Education Administrator of the Year:
Kathy Merriman
Kathy Merriman recently retired as Director of Federal Programs for
Powell County Schools. She is a 33 year veteran special educator,
having taught at the elementary, high school and early childhood
levels before spending 24 years as an administrator. Kathy is a
Member of the Council for Exceptional Children and CASE and
previously served on the State Advisory Panel for Special Education
and Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee. She was also highly
involved in numerous leadership teams at the district level. Powell
County Superintendent, Michael Tate stated, “Ms. Merriman tackles
problems and issues in a positive, proactive, and professional manner
that fosters growth and allows for positive changes to occur.” Shella
Sams, DoSE in Bourbon County describes Kathy as “an advocate for
excellence, achievement, teamwork, and for all children, but
especially for special needs students.” Kathy served as a mentor and
supervised numerous DoSE interns throughout the years, providing leadership to her colleagues. She
provided guidance and advice when questions were presented by her fellow directors in the Central KY
Cooperative, encouraging the collaborative process when common issues were shared. Kathy’s
leadership and guidance will be missed, not only in Powell County, but by her colleagues throughout
the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Congratulations to the 2014 Award Winners!
Thank you for your outstanding contributions to our students and our field!
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Meet the YES I CAN! Award Winners
Kanna Smith – Academics
Kanna Smith, 16, is a student at Russell County High School. Vision limitations have not
hindered Kanna’s ability to demonstrate excellence in the academic setting. She has
maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.78 and ranks 39th out of 207 students in her class. Kanna
continues to demonstrate excellence by reaching benchmarks scores on the PLAN test in
English and Math. Her work ethic and determination has earned Kanna acceptance and
respect from peers. She is a role model for all who know her. Kanna is a true inspiration!!
Austin Alwes – Transition: Independent Living
Austin, 20, attends the Ahrens Work Transition Program in Jefferson County. While Austin’s
father was away caring for his grandmother, he demonstrated the ability to function
independently by managing a daily schedule, budgeting money, and maintaining the
household. Currently, he purchases groceries, items to make home improvements, and
monitors his bank account balances. Austin utilizes public transportation while traveling to
school and work sites. Along with attending school and work, he also volunteers. Austin desires
to meet the challenges required to be an independent member in the community. In the
future, Austin would like to obtain a driver’s license and his own apartment. Congratulations
Austin!!
Graham Maupin - Arts
Graham, also known as “Grahamdini”, 19, is a graduate of Waggoner High School in Louisville,
Kentucky. Being diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy has not hindered Graham’s dream of being a
magician. He is a member of the Louisville Magic Club, networks with local magicians and
performs for special events such as preschools, and Baptist East Hospital parties. Graham has
performed for Derby City Magic at the Comedy Caravan in Louisville. He recently performed at
the WHAS Crusade for Children weekend drive, IT’S MAGIC show. Graham has won the
prestigious Robert Esher People’s Choice Award from the Louisville Magic Club. Graham can be
viewed on YouTube performing his magic tricks. Search for “Grahamdini.” Enjoy the show!!
Mason Rucker – School and Community
Mason, 19, is a student at Scott County High School. Despite being diagnosed with multiple disabilities,
Mason has overcome the obstacles that he has encountered. Regardless of Mason’s physical limitations,
he continues to persevere in school and community activities. Mason earned his Eagle Scout Rank by the
end of 2013. He has memorized and lives by scout law! Due to his self-sufficiency, Mason attends camping
trips independently, provides basic first aid and has built new tables for his Eagle Scout Project. Mason
currently participates in scouting in a Venturing Crew and volunteers in the community. Congratulations
Mason!!
Layla Rabbeth – Self-Advocacy
Layla, 19, is a student at Green County High School. Until the age of seventeen, Layla’s
parents elected to home school her. During the summer of 2012, Layla decided that she
wanted a public education. She arrived at the Green County Board of Education that
summer asking to be enrolled at GCHS. Due to her perseverance and determination, she
has been a success in the public school setting. Layla is not only a self-advocate, she is
an artist. Attending school has provided her the opportunity to improve academically,
artistically and socially. Way to go Layla!!
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A’Marria Linton – Technology
A’Marria, 10, is a student at North Washington Elementary School. Disabilities that affect
A’Marria’s range of motion in her joints haven’t deterred her from striving to become
independent. Technology, such as her motorized wheelchair, has provided A’Marria the
ability to move freely throughout the school. A’Marria utilizes the DynoVox communication
device to engage in conversation. She uses her technology to participate in the church choir,
community softball, school talent shows and school musical productions. A’Marria would like
to join the cheerleading squad in the near future. She is described as possessing “a
beautiful, charismatic personality.” Congratulations A’Marria!!
Morgan “Reed” Magness – Athletics
Reed, 15, is a student at Taylor County High School. Despite being diagnosed
with Cystic Fibrosis, Reed is a formidable athlete. She is a member of both the
high school and USA swim teams. Due to Reed’s determination and dedication,
she was recognized with the Coaches Award for three years in a row. Though
she is the youngest member of her record setting relay teams, Reed is by far one
of most talented. During swim season, Reed competes in competitions
throughout the state. She is described as being a positive, determined young
lady who believes in herself and encourages others to follow their dreams.
Congratulations Reed!!
Yes We Did! Award: Project REACH: Helping Students with Disabilities
Reach their Potential
Project REACH is a partnership between Procter & Gamble, Adecco, and
Greater Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky area high schools which provides
meaningful work experience to students with disabilities as part of their
high school curriculum. The students provide a variety of ad hoc
administrative services helping to complete essential administrative tasks
and increase productivity while working on-site at Procter & Gamble in the
Project REACH offices. These students develop confidence, self-efficacy,
and the reassurance that they can aim high, achieve, and succeed.
Congratulations Procter & Gamble, Adecco, and area high schools!
Come and meet the YES I Can! Award Winners, their families, and friends in a
special session: M44 “YES I Can! Award Winners are in the House!” Monday
at 3:15 in the Nunn Room.
Learn how Procter & Gamble and Adecco partner with Kenton County Schools
to provide work experiences for students in the session M54 “Partnering with
Business to Prepare Students for Adult Life” Monday at 1:15 in the Taylor
Room.
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Exhibit Hall
Come and meet the great folks who come to this conference to meet YOU! They
want to share their products and services with you, but they also want to learn
what you need to be successful in your classroom and with your students! These
folks know our field and care about our population, and work hard to ensure
quality products and services!
AbleNet Inc
www.ablenetinc.com
Phil Neill and Cheryl Neill
AbleNet, A Leader in Assistive Technology & Curriculum
Solutions
AbleNet is an international company and industry leader
in providing educational and technical solutions to help
children and adults with disabilities lead productive and
fulfilled lives. This includes a complete line of
communication aids for nonverbal individuals; access
aids for all ages and situations; and special education
classroom curriculum that both enhance and help
ensure learning progress. Our products are used in
hundreds of thousands of homes, clinics, and classrooms
in the United States and across the globe.
Hope Street Group
www.hopestreetgroup.org
Brian Bishop
Teacher voice is now more important than ever! Hope
Street Group and our 21 fellows, including 2013 Special
Education Teacher of the Year Nominee Carrie Wedding,
are dedicated to elevating YOUR voice in education
policy development and implementation. We cover
topics from PGES to the use of teacher time. Come by
our booth and learn how to become involved with a
dynamic group of teachers across the Commonwealth.
Kelly Autism Program
http://www.wku.edu/kellyautismprogram/
Christina Noel and Marty Boman
The Kelly Autism Program (KAP) is designed to provide
services to individuals from the age of seven through
adulthood, who have been diagnosed along the Autism
Spectrum Continuum, as well as their families. KAP also
serves as a training opportunity for future professionals
in a variety of disciplines. KAP programming includes:
elementary school, middle school, high school and postsecondary participants including higher education,
vocational training, and job support. Participants have
made various items, including Christmas cards, bird
houses, jewelry and more to sell at CEC! All proceeds
will go toward funding summer employment for our
participants 16 and older.
Achieve3000
www.achieve3000.com
Steven McBride and Eileen Sutera
Achieve3000® is the leader in online differentiated
instruction. Our innovative literacy solutions –
KidBiz3000®, TeenBiz3000®, and Empower3000™ – are
scientifically proven to dramatically increase reading and
writing proficiency for students in grades 2-12 and to
accelerate their path to College and Career Readiness.
We deliver engaging, 100% nonfiction content that
supports core curriculum, Response to Intervention,
English language learning, special education, and other
instructional models.
Kentucky Assistive Technology Loan Corporation
www.katlc.ky.gov
Sarah Richardson
The Kentucky Assistive Technology Loan Corporation
provides low interest financial loans to individuals with
disabilities for the purchase of assistive technology.
Fun and Function
www.funandfunction.com
Dov Daniel and Britt Collins
Fun and Function is the premiere provider of sensory
products for children with special needs as well as all
children. Fun and Function has been spearheading the
ACTIVE MIND PARTNERSHIP - a program that helps
schools become more sensory friendly and address
children's needs by creating infrastructure, providing
sensory products as well as training.
Come see our session Sunday at 4:15 and Monday at
8:00 am in the Breathitt Room!
Kentucky Center for Instructional Discipline
www.kycid.org
Mike Waford
We provide Professional Development to public schools
on the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support
framework.
Come to our session on Monday, 1:15 in the Jones Room!
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Kentucky PANDAS/PANS Support
www.kypandaspans.org
Sarah Alleman
PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric
Disorder Associated with Streptococcus) and PANS
(Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome) can
affect children suddenly after infections with symptoms
such as OCD, tics, anxiety, separation anxiety, sensory
issues, sleep disturbances, oppostional behaviors,
behavioral regression, ADHD, etc. Learn how to
recognize the signs/symptoms, how PANDAS/PANS
manifests at school, the impacts it could have on
learning/behavior, and more.
Come to our session Sunday, 5:45 in the Morrow Room!
Price and Willoughby, LLC dba SpecialEdSimplified
www.specialedsimplified.com
Erica Price and Christina Willoughby
SpecialEdSimplified is a small business founded by two
Special Education Teachers, Erica Price and Christina
Willoughby, in order to create curriculum for a very
small, but important student body – students with
moderate to severe disabilities.
Renaissance Learning
www.renaissance.com
Joe Carter and Peggy Packer
Renaissance Learning™ is a leading provider of cloudbased assessment and teaching and learning solutions
that fit the K12 classroom, improve school performance,
and accelerate learning for all. Renaissance Learning
enables educators to deliver highly differentiated and
timely instruction while driving personalized student
practice in reading, writing, and math every day.
KY Association of Professional Educators
www.kentuckyteachers.org
Heather Vires and Tammy Koerner
Kentucky Association of Professional Educators (KAPE) is
a nonUnion, nonPartisan, nonProfit independent
educators' organization which offers affordable, quality
benefits: *reasonable dues *access to legal assistance
*scholarship opportunities and best of all -A CHOICEwhen joining a professional organization. KAPE
membership is available to Administrative, Certified,
Classified employees and Student Teachers throughout
Kentucky.
Scholastic
www.scholastic.com
Stacy Muir
We provide educational technology for literacy and
math intervention.
Come to our session Monday, 1:15 in the Laffoon Room!
The Kidz Club
www.thekidzclub.com
Kambe Bradley and
The Kidz Club is the Commonwealths' oldest and most
trusted Physician Prescribed Extended Care service
organization. Providing over 17 years of ESPDT/Special
Needs services in a day program setting to children from
birth to age 21 who may have ongoing medical
conditions. The Kidz Club has centers in Louisville,
Erlanger and Lexington. www.thekidzclub.com Phone:
502-210-5538
KY Traineeship
kytraineeship.org
Steven Crites and Lisa Pzalgraff
The KY Traineeship provides tuition assistance for
students who are currently teaching special education,
IECE, or DoSE, but are not fully certified.
Learning Disabilities Association
LDAofKY.org
Tim Woods and Steve Noble
The Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky,
Inc.(LDA) is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization that
has been in existence since 1966. Our extensive lending
library and a video/audio rental service has been the
standard for information in this area for years. We
maintain a large inventory of materials on learning
disabilities, attention deficit disorder, dyslexia and
related subjects. Support groups are available through
monthly meetings. LDA also offers the Academic
Enrichment Tutoring Program for those who need to
improve their school performance.
Come to our sponsored sessions in the Laffoon and
Morrow Rooms!
Thank You to the following for
donating Door Prizes!!
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Hope Street
PANDAS
Learning Disability Association
Kidz Club
Very Special Arts KY
VizZle
VSA Kentucky
www.vsartsky.org
Delaire Rowe and Mary Claire O'Neal
Let VSA Kentucky be your resource for inclusive arts and
education programs and professional development.
Learn how to get funding for an artist residency program
at your school. Participate in exhibitions and other
programs for students with disabilities. Sign up for
professional learning workshops. Use our web resources
at www.vsartsky.org. Join our email list for current
information and news on VSA Kentucky activities and
opportunities.
Come to our sponsored sessions in the Wilkinson Room!
Special Olympics Kentucky Project UNIFY
Brittany Abell and Betty Edwards
Special Olympics Project UNIFY provides an avenue to
improve school climate, reduce bullying and engage ALL
students in the fabric of the school. Information and
resources will be provided on this U.S. Department of
Education funded program.
Come to our session Monday, 3:15 in the Segell Room!
VizZle
www.monarchtt.com
Marcia Cochran and Maureen Crotty
VizZle, by Monarch Teaching Technologies, is an all-inone digital resource center. Educators can draw from
over 10,000 peer-reviewed activities or create their own
interactive lessons to drive student achievement. Built-in
data tracking and reporting tools make it a collaborative
and consistent resource for school districts that deploy
the software system-wide.VizZle can be displayed on any
computer, iPad, Android tablet, touchscreen or
whiteboard connected to the internet. For more
information visit www.monarchtt.com or call 1-800-5931934.
Come to our session Monday, 3:15 in the Breathitt
Room!
Westminster Technologies, Inc.
www.westminstertech.com
Ted Klopp and Ray Heipp
Westminster Technologies, Inc. offers a wide range of
specialized assistive technology solutions. Our product
lines include the TAPit, ProxTalker, Skoog, NAO robot,
Headpod, and others. We also offer customized
consulting services and professional development. Our
mission is to enable those with differing abilities to reach
their full potential.
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This Certificate of Attendance and Participation is awarded to
In recognition of completing six (6) hours of professional development
Pursuant to 704 KAR 3:325, Section 3(2)(a)
49th Annual Seminar for Exceptional Children
November 23-25, 2014
The Galt House East Hotel
Louisville, Kentucky
Carrie Bearden
KYCEC Conference Coordinator
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Frequently Asked Questions
Who can help me at the conference? KYCEC board members will be wearing name
badges with a white ribbon with gold letters stating “KYCEC Board Member”;
Conference volunteers will be wearing name badges with a black ribbon stating “May I
Help You”. Ask us!
Where do attendees get their Parking garage ticket validated? If you are staying at the Galt House
Hotel, you receive complimentary parking. If you are a day attendee, pick up your parking voucher at
the Registration desk. Upon exit of the parking garage, insert original ticket in machine and then follow
with the ticket voucher for reduced payment of $7.00.
Where do I go if I need information? Stop by the Registration desk on the 2nd floor!
Is there a lost and found? Yes, it is located at the Registration desk on the 2nd floor.
How do I register to win all the prizes? When you registered for the conference, you were
automatically registered to win the door prizes.
When will you be drawing for the door prizes? On Monday, November 24, at the end of the Keynote
session, we will have drawings for door prizes.
Do I have to be present to win a prize? Yes, you do have to be present to win. Sorry, no exceptions.
Where is the Silent Auction this year? It is in the Exhibit Hall both Sunday and Monday! Be sure to
visit and place your bid! There are several really great items!
Where do I get EILA credit? For those who need EILA Credit, each presenter will provide the
certificates at the end of their session.
Where do I get PD Hours? The PD Certificate is in the conference program.
Where do I get the Emergency/Probationary PD Form? The form is at the Registration desk.
How can I evaluate the conference? Each session will have Feedback Forms that will be distributed
and collected at the end of the session. The overall conference evaluation is in the program booklet.
Please complete the evaluation and drop it off at the Registration desk. Please give us constructive
feedback!
Is conference content available electronically? Yes! Presenters uploaded their handouts to the
website. Go to www.kycec.org under Annual Conference. They will be there until December 30 th.
SAVE THE DATE: November 21 – 23, 2015!!
We will be celebrating 50 YEARS!
The Galt House Hotel, Louisville!
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SAVE THE DATE!!!
KYCCBD Behavior
Institute
Lexington, KY
July 22 - 23, 2015
Are you interested in presenting
your fabulous ideas and sharing
your knowledge with your
colleagues? Then be a part of
the 50th Annual Kentucky
Exceptional Children’s
Conference! Submit a
presentation proposal for the
2015 conference. Request for Proposals will be posted
March 1, 2015 on the KYCEC website. Watch for details!
www.kycec.org
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CONFERENCE EVALUATION – November 23-25, 2014
INDIVIDUAL DATA
What is your role in special education? ___________________________________________________________
How many years have you been in education? _____________________________________________________
PUBLICITY
Advertising and online information was satisfactory.
YES
NO
Did you receive enough information about the conference?
YES
NO
Did you access the KYCEC.org website for information?
YES
NO
What additional information would have been helpful? _____________________________________________
REGISTRATION
Online registration was simple, fast and efficient.
YES
NO
The on-site check-in process was simple, fast and efficient.
YES
NO
What changes would you recommend? ___________________________________________________________
PROGRAM
The Conference Program was clear and easy to follow.
YES
NO
The program is useful in helping me plan my sessions and activities.
YES
NO
What changes would you recommend? ___________________________________________________________
GENERAL SESSION
I like the Teacher of the Year Awards during the General Session:
YES
NO
The Keynote Speakers were inspiring and the information is useful.
YES
NO
What would you like to see during the General Session? _____________________________________________
COMMERCIAL EXHIBITS
Did you find the exhibits to be beneficial?
YES
NO
What would you change? ______________________________________________________________________
SESSIONS
Did the sessions meet your expectations?
Was the content well organized?
Did the presenter connect the content to the KDE Priorities?
Were examples concrete and relevant?
Will the materials will be useful to you?
Is the number of sessions appropriate?
Is the length of the sessions appropriate?
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
What changes would you like to see made in the conference to make it more beneficial to you?
In 2015, we will celebrate our 50th Annual Exceptional Children’s Conference! What would you like to
see/experience to celebrate this special anniversary?
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NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
THANK YOU COLLABORATIVE PARTNERS
STEERING COMMITTEE
Carrie Bearden
Arden Goodman
Pam Matlock
Cindy Dawson
KYCEC GENERAL BOARD
Dr. Barbara Washington
Dr. Rhonda Simpson
Kathy Maciel
Pam Matlock
Cindy Dawson
Arden Goodman
Merissa Waddey
Jenny Miller-Horn
Dr. Carrie Bearden
Beckie Brown
Miranda Reed
Debbie Samples
Erica Cutright
Sarah Hawkins-Lear
Crysta Hicks
Patty Whitney
Elizabeth McLaren
Steve Crites
Bill Porter
Kathy Dykes
Awards
Denise Bailey
Stephanie Sterling
Pam Matlock
Robin Linton
TECHNOLOGY
Carol Brooks
Andrea Sargent
Dannie Sargent
Jenny Edwards
Berea RTC
COLLABORATIVE PARTNERS
Kentucky Council for Exceptional Children
Kentucky Department of Education
Council of Administrators of Special Education
Council for Children with Behavior Disorders
Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky
Division of Early Childhood
Calloway County Regional Training Center
Educational Cooperatives
Kentucky Autism Training Center
VSA Kentucky
Kentucky School for the Blind
Kentucky School for the Deaf
Institute for Higher Education
KY Teacher Education Division
KY Student CEC
Kentucky Pioneers
Carrie Bearden, Barbara Washington
Denise Bailey, Tristan Parsons
Amie Tooley
Patty Whitney, Stephanie Clayton
Tim Woods
Dr. Sonia Michael
Dr. Nancy Lovett
Stephanie Little
Larry Taylor
Delaire Rowe, Mary Claire O’Neal
Kenny Jones
Artie Grassman
Dr. Eve Proffitt
Dr. Steve Crites
Dr. Sarah Hawkins-Lear
Bill Porter
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