Professionalism - KEA Professional Learning Opportunities


If you are looking for high quality Professional Learning for all educators this Professional Learning Catalogue contains a list of Professional Learning topics.   Each professional learning training lasts approximately 1 hour and has previously received EILA credit approval from KDE as a part of the Let’s TALK session.  

If you are interested in any of the following trainings from our catalogue, click the name of the trainer to send an email request.  All trainings are arranged completely through you and the listed trainer.   

The cost of trainings should be arranged between the trainer and the person(s) or school district requesting the trainer. NOTE:  It is customary for the trainer to receive a $100 Stipend and mileage costs for their time and commute.

General Audiences
Elementary School Audiences
Middle School Audiences
High School Audiences

General Audiences

Click, Tap, Snap!
Using technology to keep students and parents engaged. Participants will learn to use Plickers, Gradecam, Remind, and Smartboards.
Amanda Logan - Plummer's Landing
Thinking and engagement.  It's what it is about!
Are you looking for engaging activities to use with your students? Would you like to learn about the Thinking Strategies and how you can incorporate them into your instruction? If so, this is the session for you. We will explore metacognition and the use of the Thinking Strategies in the different content areas. In this session, you will not only gain knowledge of the Thinking Strategies, but you will also learn how to get students to share their thinking through discourse, conferring, and reflecting. You will leave with new schema for how to use the strategies in your reading and math workshops, as well as, foster a growth mindset in your students
Belinda Furman - Williamstown
Live Scoring with Special Ed Students
Do you get overwhelmed with special education monitoring? Well, here is a way to make it easy for you to collect data, give and get instant feedback to/from students and time to conference. This session will show you how I take monitoring and live score it with the students. It also teaches the student self assessment tools and how they can be responsible for their own learning.   
Carol Milby - Taylorsville
Go for Google Sites!
Interested in building a classroom website... or having your students building their own site? We will take a look at the new Google Sites! A time of exploration and creation.
Jamie Chenault - Elizabethtown
Trauma Affects Learning? Who Knew?
How family trauma interrupts the learning process of children involved in the trauma
Jeremy Cole - Somerset
Collaboration Lead to Student Success
Fayette County and Woodford County join forces to solve problems.  Collaboration with businesses, colleges, community, and other teachers lead to student achievement.
Melody Hamilton - Versailles
Assessment Success! Teacher Leaders Embracing Culture
Participants will be taken on a journey through PRACTICAL uses of P.G.E.S. and creating a culture of student success. This session will be hands on and participation will be encouraged.
Melody Hamilton - Versailles
We Don't Have Time for That!
We lose an extraordinary amount of learning time in our classes through daily transitions (paper passing, lining up, materials distribution, etc.). Regain that lost time by identifying potential problems and finding some solutions! 
Michelle Hendricks - Mt. Washington
Engaging District Educators Organically
​Learn how educators in JCPS have created a grass-roots teacher engagement movement that has flipped professional sharing in their district. Through virtual engagement strategies and face to face learning opportunities, teacher leaders can engage their peers, strengthen student learning and create more effective professional learning communities in their district.
Robin "MeMe" Ratliff - Louisville
Hands On, Minds On
Creating rigor in the math class starts with conceptual understanding of mathematical ideas. This session will look at a variety of ways to incorporate manipultives in the math classroom to help deepen students’ understanding of mathematical concepts. The session will also demonstrate how manipulatives will help increase your students engagement and love of mathematics.
Shannon Brickler - Dry Ridge
Invisible Backpacks: Are your students equipped for their journey?
Educators will understand will understand how the prior experiences everyone brings to the classroom can become an obstacle to learning or be used as a resource to engage all students in the learning process
Susan McLaughlin-Jones - Lexington

Elementary School Audiences

Free, Fun, and Fast Formative Assessments
A variety of formative assessments will be explored that are easy, quick, and free for the teacher, as well as fun and engaging for the student.
Amanda Logan - Plummer's Landing
Engaging Your Students
What makes you smile? Let's incorporate it into your classroom!  In this session we will explore ways to reach and engage all students.  I will share with you how you can be "funner than lunch."
Cathy McAllister - Paducah
High Quality Math and Literacy Mini-assessments
Are you looking for a way to meaningfully assess student understanding in math and literacy? If so, you'll want to join this session! Engage with math and literacy mini-assessments that weave together the instructional shifts and criteria for high-quality assessment. Mini-assessments can be used to get a snapshot of how students in Grades 2 thru 8 are progressing through grade level content. Mini-assessments that illustrate the Shifts required by high quality standards and represent the demands of all college- and career-readiness standards. Let’s discuss how these tools can be used as stand-alone assessments or as part of a formative assessment system.
Jana Bryant - Owensboro
Data in your Classroom
Showing how students keep track of their own data, using data notebooks.   Presenters will show how they keep up with classroom data, like Benchmark Assessments, MAP scores, etc.
Jodi Grannis - Flemingsburg
What's in Your Toolbox?
What does spaghetti, crackers, cards, QR Codes, and scavenger hunts have in common with math?  Together we can learn about a combo of tools that can be utilized to develop a powerful curriculum.
Latonya Taylor-Rowe - Meally
WAM2 (Writing, Art, Music in Math)
Introducing WAM2 (Writing, Art Music/Math.) An innovative way to introduce Math standards and assist students with mastery.
Latonya Taylor-Rowe - Meally
Waves: Activities and Demonstrations for NGSS Pre-school - 8th Grade
You will be introduced to activities and demonstrations targeted towards the KAS waves standards. You will be able to participate in experiences that will engage students in the science and engineering practices associated with the new KAS science standards from NGSS for waves.
Leah Manley - Mt. Sterling
The Power of Frozen
Are you tried of your students saying "I can't do it" or "I give up"? Don't Let it go!! Did you know that Frozen can help with implement growth mindset in a primary classroom?
Priscilla Keller - Kevil
The War Between Mindsets: Fixed vs. Growth
How to implement Growth Mindset in a  K-5 classroom setting.
Priscilla Keller - Kevil
Now what
After teaching your outstanding lesson, we will show and play some engaging games that you will be able to take back to your math workshop.
Priscilla Keller - Kevil
Engaging Lessons with 3 Act Math and MDC Strategies
This session will  incorporate engaging strategies in math utilizing 3 Act Math and MDC strategies. Embedding these strategies will increase student engagement and achievement.
Samantha Franke - Morehead
Developing a Growth Mindset in Math
Empower your students with a growth mindset in math.  Learn about a variety of resources & strategies that will transform and inspire students. Increase students mathematical discourse & love of math.
Shannon Brickler - Dry Ridge
Math Communication = Math Understanding
Empower your students to build upon their math discourse using number talks, talk moves, and writing to learn strategies. Incorporate communication strategies to engage all students.
Shannon Brickler - Dry Ridge

Middle School Audiences

Engaging Students Through Historical Fiction
Learn how to build an engaged classroom through historical fiction from single class formative assessments to full units in a high school history course.
Beth Ewing - Owensboro
Team Based Discipline
Team Based Discipline is a session based upon the Hensley Team Based Discipline Plan. This session will show administrators how to utilize a staged discipline plan to make dramatic reductions in disciplinary infractions, office referrals, and improve attendance school-wide.
Brandon Hensley - London
Google Challenge Basics - What is on the Google Level I Exam ANYWAY?
Bring a laptop/chromebook and work through some google basic challenges (for docs, sheets, and slides)
Ellen McFall - Lebanon
Survivor: Book Challenge Edition
How to survive a book challenge in your classroom and the importance of keeping controversial texts in the hands of our students.
Emily Veatch - Lebanon
Bringing the world to your classroom
This session touches on the requirements of the Global Competencies and World Language Program Review while sharing activities that bring the world to your class. Bring your electronic  devices!
Emmanuel Anama-Green - Harlan
How to make mathematics come alive using desmos
This session will be a introduction for high/middle school STEM teachers to desmos - a free online graphing calculator. Participants will learn how to use desmos as a graphing calculator and how to search/edit/share classroom activities made by fellow desmos users.
Harsh Upadhyay - Louisville
High Quality Math and Literacy Mini-assessments
Are you looking for a way to meaningfully assess student understanding in math and literacy? If so, you'll want to join this session! Engage with math and literacy mini-assessments that weave together the instructional shifts and criteria for high-quality assessment. Mini-assessments can be used to get a snapshot of how students in Grades 2 thru 8 are progressing through grade level content. Mini-assessments that illustrate the Shifts required by high quality standards and represent the demands of all college- and career-readiness standards. Let’s discuss how these tools can be used as stand-alone assessments or as part of a formative assessment system
.
Jana Bryant - Owensboro
WAM2 (Writing, Art, Music in Math)
Introducing WAM2 (Writing, Art Music/Math.) An innovative way to introduce Math standards and assist students with mastery.
Latonya Taylor-Rowe - Meally
Waves: Activities and Demonstrations for NGSS Pre-school - 8th Grade
You will be introduced to activities and demonstrations targeted towards the KAS waves standards. You will be able to participate in experiences that will engage students in the science and engineering practices associated with the new KAS science standards from NGSS for waves.
Leah Manley - Mt. Sterling
Google Apps for Education - Learning Outside of the Box
This session will focus on how to use the Google Apps for Education for NonTraditional Instructional Days (Online Snow Days) and to enhance regular class instruction. It will also cover how to scaffold your learning using Google Classroom. I can do Google Basic, if necessary.
Leah Webster - Walton
The Art of Teaching Content-Based Vocabulary
In this session, we will share different engaging activities to help students master content-based vocabulary.  Methods include:  vocabulary races, battleship, vocabulary circles, and more
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Leah Manley - Mt. Sterling
Student Voice: How community violence affects  students
GUn violence in our communities has increased. In the past 18 months, our school has lost 15 current and recently graduated students to gun violence, suicide, or penal consequences due to participating in violence. Despite not occurring on school grounds, many of our students are directly connected to one or more of these incidents. Four sophomre young women will share their experience as the death of their friend due to stray gunfire became a world-wide news story. Four close friends found their role in the shared national grief minimized by other school and community stuctures. These yuoung women are co-authing a peer-reviewed academic paper for presentation at UCEA--University Council of Educational Administrators- in November.
Susan McLaughlin-Jones - Lexington
Engaging Students with Project Based Learning
Sharing successes and failures in PBL classroom experience; stressing student engagement, classroom management and pitfalls of first year execution.
Susan Kimberly Draewell - Louisville
Literacy and Global Competency through Reading Circles in the Arts and Humanities Classroom
Reading circles in Arts and Humanities provide opportunities for student voice and choice, while helping students to recognize and understand others' perspectives and to communicate their ideas.
Tammy Berlin - Crestwood
The Art of Teaching content-based Volcabulary
In this session, we will share different engaging activities for students to learn science vocabulary.  Methods used include: slap, vocabulary races, battleship, vocabulary circles, and more.
Elizabeth Roland - Mt. Sterling

High School Audiences

Using Multiple Intelligence and Learning Styles to Increase Engagement in the Classroom
Learn to engage your students in your lessons through intentional planning and incorporation of multiple intelligence and learning styles.  This session is most valuable for grades 5-8 and highlights the use of multiple strategies in any content area, but with a highlighted focus in Social Studies
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Marilou Stovall - Cynthiana
Assessment Complete! Now What?
Strategies, rotocols, & technology tips for collecting/analyzingstudent results, reteaching/remediating struggling students, & coordinating the chaos as you personalize learning & teach to mastery.
Amanda Elrod (fka Holt) - Lexington
Engaging Students Through Historical Fiction
Learn how to build an engaged classroom through historical fiction from single class formative assessments to full units in a high school history course.
Beth Ewing - Owensboro
Team Based Discipline
Team Based Discipline is a session based upon the Hensley Team Based Discipline Plan. This session will show administrators how to utilize a staged discipline plan to make dramatic reductions in disciplinary infractions, office referrals, and improve attendance school-wide.
Brandon Hensley - London
Google Challenge Basics - What is on the Google Level I Exam ANYWAY?
Bring a laptop/chromebook and work through some google basic challenges (for docs, sheets, and slides)
Ellen McFall - Lebanon
Survivor: Book Challenge Edition
How to survive a book challenge in your classroom and the importance of keeping controversial texts in the hands of our students.
Emily Veatch - Lebanon
Bringing the world to your classroom
This session touches on the requirements of the Global Competencies and World Language Program Review while sharing activities that bring the world to your class. Bring your electronic  devices!
Emmanuel Anama-Green - Harlan
How to make mathematics come alive using desmos
This session will be a introduction for high/middle school STEM teachers to desmos - a free online graphing calculator. Participants will learn how to use desmos as a graphing calculator and how to search/edit/share classroom activities made by fellow desmos users.
Harsh Upadhyay - Louisville
Google Apps for Education - Learning Outside of the Box
This session will focus on how to use the Google Apps for Education for NonTraditional Instructional Days (Online Snow Days) and to enhance regular class instruction. It will also cover how to scaffold your learning using Google Classroom.  I can do Google Basic, if necessary.
Leah Webster - Walton
The Art of Teaching Content-Based Vocabulary
In this session, we will share different engaging activities to help students master content-based vocabulary.  Methods include:  vocabulary races, battleship, vocabulary circles, and more.
Leah Manley - Mt. Sterling
Student Leaders and Culture Shapers!  Collaboration and Community Partnerships with a Focus on Student Voice, School Culture, and Student/Teacher Leadership
Academic Deans at Woodford County High School were tasked with designing and developing Academies to be inclusive of all students. The Deans wanted feedback from the students, developed a student leadership team for each Academy, and formed a partnership with Asbury University Student Leadership for training and ongoing mentorship between Asbury student leaders and WCHS student leaders. Students from WCHS and Asbury as well as the Deans/Administration from WCHS and Asbury will be on hand to present the process and answer questions about how this can be done at your school.
Melody Hamilton - Versailles
Student Voice: How community violence affects students
Gun violence in our communities has increased. In the past 18 months, our school has lost 15 current and recently graduated students to gun violence, suicide, or penal consequences due to participating in violence. Despite not occurring on school grounds, many of our students are directly connected to one or more of these incidents. Four sophomre young women will share their experience as the death of their friend due to stray gunfire became a world-wide news story. Four close friends found their role in the shared national grief minimized by other school and community stuctures. These yuoung women are co-authing a peer-reviewed academic paper for presentation at UCEA--University Council of Educational Administrators- in November.
Susan McLaughlin-Jones - Lexington
Leading Change: How to get good ideas moving forward
Teacher Leaders and Administrators will be provided a model of strategic leadership to overcome organizational inertia in promote school improvement
Susan McLaughlin-Jones - Lexington
It's easier than you think: Novice Reduction in Diverse Schools
Culturally Engaging Instruction goes beyond cultural responsiveness defines a positive school culture to streamline instructional practices and raise achievement for ALL students.
Susan McLaughlin-Jones - Lexington
Engaging Students with Project Based Learning
Sharing successes and failures in PBL classroom experience; stressing student engagement, classroom management and pitfalls of first year execution.
Susan Kimberly Draewell - Louisville
No More Death by Power Point
This is a tool box for teachers who want to use presentational learning opportunities to help students become better communicators, critical thinkers, active listeners, and reflective learners. Topics include helping students develop better research questions, leading students to develop their own qualitative rubrics, resources for creating good presentation visuals, how to teach students to be good active listeners, and helping students reflect on their presentations.
Tammy Berlin - Crestwood
Literacy and Global Competency through Reading Circles in the Arts and Humanities Classroom
Reading circles in Arts and Humanities provide opportunities for student voice and choice, while helping students to recognize and understand others' perspectives and to communicate their ideas.
Tammy Berlin - Crestwood
The Art of Teaching Content-based Vocabulary
In this session, we will share different engaging activities for students to learn science vocabulary.  Methods used include: slap, vocabulary races, battleship, vocabulary circles, and more.
Elizabeth Roland - Mt. Sterling
Using Multiple Intelligence and Learning Styles to Increase Engagement in the Classroom
Learn to engage your students in your lessons through intentional planning and incorporation of multiple intelligence and learning styles.  This session is most valuable for grades 5-8 and highlights the use of multiple strategies in any content area, but with a highlighted focus in Social Studies.
Marilou Stovall - Cynthiana