During this uncertain time, KEA is taking steps to be responsible neighbors and citizens. In keeping with Governor Beshear's recommendations and recent Executive Orders, all KEA staff are working from home. Even though we aren't operating in our normal ways, KEA remains dedicated to supporting our members. If you need assistance or have a question, please call our main line at 1-800-231-4532, and dial extension 1323 to leave a message. Calls will be routed to the appropriate staff person as soon as possible, but not later than the next business day. You can also reach your UniServ Director or any other KEA staff member via email; just go to www.kea.org under "About us" and use the "UniServ Directors" page or the "Staff Directory" page to find the person you want to contact. You can email directly from the link on the page.
Like all of you, we look forward to the time when our lives and business operations can return to normal. Until then, please know that we are still here for you., as we have always been. Be safe and well. We look forward to seeing all of you again soon.
Thanks to an organizing grant from NEA & KEA, we have secured an agreement with a company called the Professional Learning Board (PLB). PLB provides on-line learning courses that can be accessed remotely and completed at your own pace. KEA has selected specific courses that will meet the needs of our ESP members in all job categories, which we are making available FREE to KEA ESP members across the state. With approval from your school district, these courses can count as professional development hours.
WHAT COURSES DO ESP MEMBERS HAVE TO CHOOSE FROM?
These 12 are General Courses that apply for ALL ESP Categories: (bus drivers, cafeteria workers, school secretaries, para-educators, etc.) They are:
Bullying preventions and policies for schools
Bullying the golden rule solution
Child abuse prevention
Cognitive skills understanding learning challenges
English language learners
Internet safety in a connected world
Introduction to autism
Mental health and suicide warning signs
Recognizing early onset mental health disorders
These 8 courses are more specific for the para-educator in the classroom:
Apps for education
Classroom management for positive behaviors
Differentiation of gifted and talented students
Reading across the curriculum
Reading through technology in the classroom
Tackling tough text
If you are a KEA ESP member interested in taking a course, please use the link at the top of the page to register and access the learning portal.