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05/05/2023
02/24/2023
12/09/2022
04/20/2023
03/31/2023
03/15/2023
04/21/2023
04/21/2023
03/20/2023
03/09/2023 - 03/10/2023
05/09/2023
05/24/2023
03/08/2023
02/16/2023
02/15/2023
01/27/2023
01/25/2023
01/25/2023
01/12/2023 - 01/13/2023
01/11/2023 - 01/12/2023
12/08/2022 - 12/09/2022
12/08/2022
12/01/2022
11/30/2022
10/26/2022
11/09/2022
10/27/2022
10/21/2022
10/19/2022
10/17/2022
09-29-2022, 12-13-2022, 02-14-2023, 04-11-2023
09-29-2022, 12-13-2022, 02-14-2023, 04-11-2023
09-23-2022
11-08-2022, 01-31-2023, 04-18-2023
10/04/2022
03/28/2023
03/17/2023
03/15/2023
03/09/2023, 03/10/2023
02/15/2023
02/02/2023 - 03/23/2023
01/30/2023
1/25/23, 02/09/2023
01/25/23
01/24/2023
12/8/22, 12/9/22
12/06/22, 12/20/22
12/2/22
11/2/22, 11/29/22
10/10/22
9/29/22, 9/30/22
10/25/2022
10/05/2022 & 12/14/2022
09/16/2022
11/01/2022, 11/08/2022, 11/15/2022
9/9/22
Conference: 10/4/22 OR 10/11/22 OR 10/18/22 Deep Dive Sessions: Prevention - 11/1/22, Intervention - 1/11/23 OR 1/25/23, Postvention - 3/1/23 Customized Coaching: Prevention - 11/30/22 oR 12/8/22, Intervention - 2/7/23 OR 2/22/23, Postvention - 4/12/23 OR 4/26/23
9/12/22
09/30/2022, 10/18/2022, 11/15/2022, 12/13/2022, 01/24/2023, 02/14/2023, 03/21/2023, 04/18/2023, 05/16/2023
09/20/2022
09/17/2022
09/15/2022, 09/22/2022, 10/03/2022
09/15/2022
09/14/2022, 10/13/2022, 11/15/2022
09/22/2022
01/31/2023
02/02/2023
10/27/2022
02/09/2023
10/20/2022
09/20/2022, 11/08/2022, 02/07/2023, 04/18/2023
09/13/2022
09/13/2022
09/13/2022
09/12/2022
09/12/2022
09/08/2022
09/08/2022
09/07/2022
09/07/2022, 10/05/2022, 11/02/2022
09/01/2022
8/17/22, 9/28/22, 10/18/22, 11/9/22, 1/11/23, 2/8/23
10/11/22, 10/25/22, 11/15/22, 12/13/22, 1/10/23, 1/24/23, 2/7/23, 2/28/23, 3/14/23, 3/28/23, 4/11/23, 4/25/23
10/11/22, 11/15/22, 12/6/22, 1/24/23, 2/21/23, 3/21/23, 4/11/23, 5/9/23
10/7/22, 10/14/22, 10/21/22, 10/28/22, 11/4/22, 11/11/22, 11/18/22, 12/2/22, 12/9/22, 12/16/22
10/7/22, 10/14/22, 10/21/22, 10/28/22, 11/4/22, 11/18/22, 12/2/22
9/30/22, 10/14/22, 10/28/22, 11/18/22, 12/2/22, 12/16/22, 1/13/23, 1/27/23, 2/10/23, 2/24/23, 3/10/23, 3/24/23
9/14/22, 10/12/22, 1/11/23, 2/8/23, 3/8/23, 4/12/23, 5/10/23
1/10/23, 1/17/23, 1/24/23, 1/31/23, 2/7/23, 2/14/23, 2/21/23, 2/28/23, 3/7/23, 3/14/23, 3/21/23, 3/28/23
10/6/22, 10/13/22, 10/20,22, 12/1/22, 12/8/22, 2/2/23, 2/9/23, 2/16/23
10/5/22, 10/12/22, 10/19/22, 10/26/22, 11/2/22, 11/9/22, 11/30/11, 12/7/22, 12/14/22, 1/11/23, 1/18/23, 1/25/23
10/4/22, 10/18/22, 11/8/22, 12/13/22
10/4/22, 10/11/22, 10/18/22, 11/8/22, 2/4/23, 2/14/23
9/13/22,9/20/22, 10/4/22, 10/25/22
9/8/22, 9/15/22, 10/6/22, 10/27/22, 11/3/22, 11/16/22
09/01/2022, 9/20/2022
09/22/2022, 12/08/2022, 01/19/2023, 03/23/2023
09/14/2022, 10/26/2022, 11/30/2022, 01/18/2023, 02/15/2023
10/17/2022, 12/07/2022, 01/25/2023, 03/08/2023, 04/26/202
10/20/2022, 12/08/2022, 01/26/2023, 03/09/2023, 04/27/2023
05/24/2023, 05/25/2023
02/28/2023, 03/01/2023
02/16/2023, 02/17/2023
03/16/2023
02/09/2023, 03/02/2023
11/01/2022, 12/06/2022, 01/31/2023
02/07/2022, 05/09/2023
05/05/2023
04/17/2023, 04/24/2023
04/10/2023
12/15/2022
11/01/2022
03/23/2023, 03/30/2023
03/06/2022, 3/13/2022
02/21/2023, 02/28/2023
02/14/2022
02/27/2022
01/31/2022
01/24/2022
01/17/2023
01/01/2023
12/06/2022
11/01/2022
November 2022, December 2022, Jan 2023, Feb 2023, Mar 2023, April 2023, May 2023
07/22/2022, 10/20/2022, 12/01/2022
10/07/2022
10/2022, 01/2023
9/10/22
10/20/22

TRACK Truancy Coalition Meeting

Agenda TBA
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Date / Time / Location
05/05/2023
8:15 am - 10:15 am
KCSOS-Larry E. Reider Education Center - Room 204 2000 K Street Bakersfield, CA 93301
Cost
There is no Cost Associated with this Event
Contact Info
jespinoza@kern.org
661-8525-668
Who Will Benefit
TRACK Representatives (Truancy Reduction & Attendance Coalition of Kern)
Includes
Online materials
Facilitator(s)

TRACK Truancy Coalition Meeting

Agenda TBA
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Date / Time / Location
02/24/2023
8:15 am - 10:15 am
KCSOS - Larry E. Reider Center 1st Floor Room 101 2000 K St. BAKERSFIELD, CA 93301
Cost
There is no Cost Associated with this Event
Contact Info
jespinoza@kern.org
661-852-5668
Who Will Benefit
TRACK Representatives (Truancy Reduction & Attendance Coalition of Kern)
Includes
Online materials
Facilitator(s)

TRACK Truancy Coalition Meeting

Agenda TBA
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Date / Time / Location
12/09/2022
8:15 am - 12:15 pm
KCSOS - Larry E. Reider Center 1st Floor Room 101 2000 K St. BAKERSFIELD, CA 93301
Cost
There is no Cost Associated with this Event
Contact Info
jespinoza@kern.org
661-852-5668
Who Will Benefit
TRACK Representatives (Truancy Reduction & Attendance Coalition of Kern)
Includes
Online materials
Facilitator(s)

Kern County Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Community of Practice (COP)

"Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly” stated by Etienne Wenger.  Please join Kern County Superintendent of Schools for a MTSS/SEL Community of Practice collaboration meeting.

Participants are encouraged to join our community of practice where educators can collaborate, share, and learn from other educators as to how they are supporting SEL.

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Date / Time / Location
04/20/2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online (Webinar, Online Class, Etc.)
Cost
There is no Cost Associated with this Event
Contact Info
brcrosby@kern.org
661-852-5665
Who Will Benefit
K-12 teachers, administrators, school counselors, and anyone who facilitates SEL.
Includes
Event Includes not specified
Facilitator(s)

Restorative Practice – Community Circles

Participants will explore proactive and reactive circles as an essential process for building relationships, creating a positive learning environment, and responding to conflict. Participants will be participating in circles with other attendees, develop a circle lesson plan, and take turns facilitating them.
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Date / Time / Location
03/31/2023
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
KCSOS-Access Center Room 116 1330 Truxtun Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93301
Cost
$ 65.00 per individual
Contact Info
jespinoza@kern.org
661-852-5668
Who Will Benefit
PBIS Site Leadership Team Members, including classroom teachers, counselors, others who will facilitate restorative justice activities directly with students, and School Social Workers.
Includes
Event Includes not specified
Facilitator(s)

Student Records

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of students’ personal identifiable information and education records. State law reinforces the provisions of FERPA and further provides guidance to schools on how to effectively ensure the accuracy, maintenance, and safekeeping of all student records. This workshop will cover the policies and procedures related to student records – from the gathering of student information beginning at the point of school enrollment to the destruction of records at the appropriate time. Participants will receive access to the most current electronic edition of the S4 Student Records in California Schools publication and supplemental materials. Topics include:
  • Maintenance and recordkeeping of records
  • Access to, and disclosure of, records with and without parental consent
  • Transfer and withholding of records
  • Challenge and amendments to records
  • Educational rights and custody issues
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Date / Time / Location
03/15/2023
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Online (Webinar, Online Class, Etc.)
Cost
$ 185.00 per individual
Contact Info
jespinoza@kern.org
661-852-5668
Who Will Benefit
District and/or School Site Administrators, School Social Workers, School Counselors, Attendance Supervisors, Child Welfare & Attendance Staff
Includes
Electronic materials included
Facilitator(s)

Conflict Mediation and De-Escalation Techniques

This workshop is designed to assist local educational agencies in developing strategies for implementing conflict mediation and De-escalation techniques. De-escalation techniques can be an effective intervention tool that not only helps individuals who are in crisis but also reduces school liability and injury. This training will teach participants various skills, such as understanding the nature of interpersonal conflicts, communication, anger management, negotiation and peer mediation. Participants will learn strategies to run an effective conflict mediation meeting with follow up tiered interventions. The second part of the workshop will provide participants with communication skills to help de-escalate volatile situations while maintaining the wellbeing of others.
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Date / Time / Location
04/21/2023
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
KCSOS-Larry E. Reider Education Center-2nd Floor, Room 201 2000 K Street Bakersfield, CA 93301
Cost
$ 120.00 per individual
Contact Info
jecoggan@kern.org
661-852-5660
Who Will Benefit
school social workers, interventionist, counselors, mental health providers, and Administrators
Includes
Event Includes not specified
Facilitator(s)

Non-Suicidal Self Injury

Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) has evolved into a serious issue for adolescents, and is encountered in school systems across the United States. The ability of school counselors and other professionals working in the school environment to understand and assist students who exhibit signs of NSSI is critically important. This workshop will prepare/teach school professionals about NSSI risk & protective factors, how to identify NSSI behaviors in students, and proper protocols for working with students who exhibit signs of NSSI.
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Date / Time / Location
04/21/2023
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Larry E Reider Building 2000 K. St Bakersfield, CA 93301
Cost
$ 120.00 per individual
Contact Info
jecoggan@kern.org
661-852-5660
Who Will Benefit
district personnel, administrators, school social workers, school counselors.
Includes
access to live binder
Facilitator(s)

Youth Mental Health First Aid

The new version of Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 6.5-hour blended training course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid covers risk factors and warning signs of mental health concerns as well as a 5-step action plan to help an adolescent in need of mental health support. The first portion of the training will consist of a self-pace module (about two hours must be completed prior to training day) followed by a 4.5-hour virtual training.
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Date / Time / Location
03/20/2023
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Online (Webinar, Online Class, Etc.)
Cost
$ 100.00 per individual
Contact Info
jecoggan@kern.org
661-852-5660
Who Will Benefit
Administrators, school staff, school-based mental health providers, teachers, intervention staff, parents and community partners.
Includes
Virtual Materials will be provided.
Facilitator(s)

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, participants don't need any formal training to attend the workshop—anyone 16 or older can learn and use the ASIST model.
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Date / Time / Location
03/09/2023 - 03/10/2023
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
KCSOS-Larry E. Reider Education Center-2nd Floor, Room 201 2000 K Street Bakersfield, CA 93301
Cost
$ 200.00 per individual
Contact Info
jecoggan@kern.org
661-852-5660
Who Will Benefit
School Social Workers, School Counselors, School Psychologists, Mental Health Professionals
Includes
ASIST material kits. Lunch is on your own.
Facilitator(s)

Youth Mental Health First Aid

The new version of Youth Mental Health First Aid is a 6.5-hour blended training course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid covers risk factors and warning signs of mental health concerns as well as a 5-step action plan to help an adolescent in need of mental health support. The first portion of the training will consist of a self-pace module (about two hours must be completed prior to training day) followed by a 4.5-hour virtual training.
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Date / Time / Location
05/09/2023
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Online (Webinar, Online Class, Etc.)
Cost
$ 100.00 per individual
Contact Info
jecoggan@kern.org
661-852-5660
Who Will Benefit
Administrators, school staff, school-based mental health providers, teachers, intervention staff, parents and community partners.
Includes
Virtual Materials will be provided.
Facilitator(s)

Kern School Social Work (KSSW) Community of Practice Meeting

The Kern School-Social CoP  invites you to join us at this month’s Kern County School Social Work Consortium.  We are hosting a virtual convening where we will share best practices and address gaps in services. Join the CoP so we can learn from each other and district initiatives that will help us better serve students and families of Kern.
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Date / Time / Location
05/24/2023
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Online (Webinar, Online Class, Etc.)
Cost
There is no Cost Associated with this Event
Contact Info
jecoggan@kern.org
661-852-5660
Who Will Benefit
Kern County School Social Workers
Includes
Event Includes not specified
Facilitator(s)

Kern School Social Work (KSSW) Community of Practice Meeting (Event ID# 216619)

The Kern School-Social CoP  invites you to join us at this month’s Kern County School Social Work Consortium.  We are hosting a virtual convening where we will share best practices and address gaps in services. Join the CoP so we can learn from each other and district initiatives that will help us better serve students and families of Kern.
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Date / Time / Location
03/08/2023
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
KCSOS - Larry E. Reider Center 1st Floor Room 101 2000 K St. BAKERSFIELD, CA 93301
Cost
There is no Cost Associated with this Event
Contact Info
jecoggan@kern.org
661-852-5660
Who Will Benefit
Kern County School Social Workers
Includes
resources and materials
Facilitator(s)

Kern County Social Emotional Learning Community of Practice

"Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly” stated by Etienne Wenger.  Please join Kern County Superintendent of Schools for a MTSS/SEL Community of Practice collaboration meeting.

Participants are encouraged to join our community of practice where educators can collaborate, share, and learn from other educators as to how they are supporting SEL.

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Date / Time / Location
02/16/2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online (Webinar, Online Class, Etc.)
Cost
There is no Cost Associated with this Event
Contact Info
brcrosby@kern.org
661-852-5665
Who Will Benefit
K-12 teachers, administrators, school counselors, and anyone who facilitates SEL.
Includes
Event Includes not specified
Facilitator(s)

Student Discipline

In recent years, there has been a united effort from the Federal, state, and local level to improve school climate and school discipline. The focus has been for staff to pay closer attention to and address the social, emotional, and behavioral needs of all students, rather than on the use of exclusionary discipline. It is with proper implementation of student discipline procedures that a positive school climate and culture can be achieved. The workshop will address the proper application of the laws, policies, court decisions, and best practices that guide the suspension and expulsion process.  Participants will receive access to the most current electronic edition of the S4 Student Discipline in California Schools publication and supplemental resources. Topics include:
  • Suspension process & limitations
  • Investigative steps
  • Search & seizure
  • Expulsion process & limitations
  • Considerations for students with special needs, in foster care, or who are homeless
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Date / Time / Location
02/15/2023
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Online (Webinar, Online Class, Etc.)
Cost
$ 185.00 per individual
Contact Info
jespinoza@kern.org
661-852-5661
Who Will Benefit
District and/or School Site Administrators, Deans, School Psychologist, School Social Workers, School Counselors, Attendance Supervisors, and Child Welfare & Attendance Staff.
Includes
Electronic materials included
Facilitator(s)

Aggression Replacement Training (A.R.T) Facilitator Booster Training

In controlled research studies, programs like Aggression Replacement Training have been shown to be effective in increasing students’ pro-social skills and decreasing behavioral problems, but only if the program is conducted with FIDELITY - that is, as it was designed. During this meeting, we will be talking about fidelity to the A.R.T. program - what fidelity looks like, how we measure it, and how we know we are maintaining it, so that we get the best possible outcomes for our program.
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Date / Time / Location
01/27/2023
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
KCSOS-Larry E. Reider Education Center - 2nd floor, Rm. 202 2000 K Street Bakersfield, CA 93301
Cost
There is no Cost Associated with this Event
Contact Info
jecoggan@kern.org
661-852-5660
Who Will Benefit
All A.R.T. trained facilitators who were trained by the Kern County Superintendent of Schools Office since 2020 and have facilitated a minimum of one ART group with students.
Includes
The Booster session costs were included in the training fees. Lunch will not be provided.
Facilitator(s)

Impact of Legislation on CWA and Student Services

Each year, new legislation impacts the daily operations and systems in our public schools, resulting in the amendment of existing, and development of new, policies and procedures. Subsequently, such changes must be reflected in documents that local educational agencies (LEA) and schools are obligated to produce and/or post – whether physically on the school campus or on the LEA/school website. As the majority of these laws go into effect in the middle of the school year, county, district, charter, and school site leaders are faced with many challenges in keeping track and complying with these laws. This workshop will highlight new laws affecting the areas supported by student services/child welfare and attendance (CWA) staff. Additionally, in preparation for the upcoming school year, the workshop will identify necessary revisions to the annual notification to parents/guardians and students and the parent/student handbook based on newly enacted legislation, as well as remind LEAs of the notifications that must be posted in facilities and/or online. Suggested strategies and resources to assist with implementation and compliance will be provided. Participants will receive access to the most current electronic edition of the S4 Legislative Update Guide.
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Date / Time / Location
01/25/2023
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Online (Webinar, Online Class, Etc.)
Cost
$ 185.00 per individual
Contact Info
jespinoza@kern.org
661-852-5668
Who Will Benefit
District and/or School Site Administrators, School Social Workers, School Counselors, Attendance Supervisors, Child Welfare & Attendance Staff
Includes
Electronic materials provided
Facilitator(s)

Youth Mental Health First Aid

The new version of Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 6.5-hour blended training course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid covers risk factors and warning signs of mental health concerns as well as a 5-step action plan to help an adolescent in need of mental health support. The first portion of the training will consist of a self-pace module (about two hours must be completed prior to training day) followed by a 4.5 hour virtual training.
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Date / Time / Location
01/25/2023
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Online (Webinar, Online Class, Etc.)
Cost
$ 100.00 per individual
Contact Info
jecoggan@kern.org
661-852-5660
Who Will Benefit
Administrators, school staff, school-based mental health providers, teachers, intervention staff, parents and community partners.
Includes
Virtual materials will be provided.
Facilitator(s)

Forward Thinking Interactive Journaling Facilitator Training

The Change Companies®, publisher of the Forward Thinking cognitive-behavioral series of journals that assist youth in making positive changes to their thoughts, feelings and behaviors, is offering a two-day implementation training for those currently facilitating or planning on facilitating Interactive Journaling® in their program.
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Date / Time / Location
01/12/2023 - 01/13/2023
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
KCSOS-Larry E. Reider Education Center-2nd Floor, Room 201 2000 K Street Bakersfield, CA 93301
Cost
$ 350.00 per individual
Contact Info
jecoggan@kern.org
661-852-5660
Who Will Benefit
School staff, counselors, school psychologists, school social workers, mental health providers, community-based agency staff working with at-risk adolescents, Project 180 partners, and law enforcement partners
Includes
Registration fee includes training materials and starter set of Forward Thinking materials. Lunch is on your own.
Facilitator(s)

Brief Intervention for Substance Using Adolescents

Kern County Superintendent of Schools is offering a professional learning opportunity on Brief Intervention for Adolescents Using Substances (BI). Funding has been designated to attend curriculum trainings that support efforts of the grant objectives.  Brief Intervention is a behavioral counseling intervention program for adolescents who use alcohol and/or other drugs. The program consists of 2 to 4 brief counseling sessions between a BI facilitator and a youth. Brief Intervention utilizes motivational interviewing techniques, cognitive behavior therapy, and the stages of change model to meet the needs of adolescents. It is designed for paraprofessionals in school and community settings. The Brief Intervention counseling sessions target three objectives:

  1. The adolescent will learn to take a more active and reflective role in decisions about their own behavior.
  2. The adolescent will receive personalized assistance in weighing the personal costs and benefits associated with their use.
  3. The adolescent will be supported in developing a plan to help make those decisions they see as beneficial.
  This is a 4-hour two-day virtual training program, available to Kern County Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE) TIER II Districts for the 2022/2023 school year. The training will be held over ZOOM and attendance is required for both days. EMT Associates Inc will be facilitating the training and sending out training materials prior to the training. In order to ensure that everyone receives the materials, the registration deadline is December 14, 2022
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Date / Time / Location
01/11/2023 - 01/12/2023
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Online (Webinar, Online Class, Etc.)
Cost
There is no Cost Associated with this Event
Contact Info
elvelasco@kern.org
661-852-5662
Who Will Benefit
TUPE TIER II School Administrators, educators, staff, and nurses. Also, staff working in drug prevention, treatment, mental health, probation, juvenile justice or other youth serving professionals.
Facilitator(s)

Aggression Replacement Training (A.R.T.)

A.R.T. is an intensive ten-week life-skills program in which youth attend one-hour group sessions three times per week.  In these sessions, participants gain tools that allow them to solve problems, make decisions, and interact positively in social situations. The A.R.T. curriculum consists of three components: Skillstreaming (the behavior component), Anger Control Training (the emotional component), and Moral Reasoning (the values component). LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Participants will know the theoretical and empirical underpinnings for: • Skillstreaming component and how to facilitate Skillstreaming groups; • Anger Control component and how to facilitate Anger Control groups; • Moral Reasoning component and how to facilitate Moral Reasoning groups.
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Date / Time / Location
12/08/2022 - 12/09/2022
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
KCSOS-Larry E. Reider Education Center - 2nd floor, Rm. 202 2000 K Street Bakersfield, CA 93301
Cost
550.00 per individual
Contact Info
jecoggan@kern.org
661-852-5660
Who Will Benefit
Mental Health Staff, School Psychologists, School Counselors, School Social Workers, Probation Officers, Opportunity Class Teachers, Community School Teachers and Non-Profit Agency Staff
Includes
Light snacks will be provided. Lunch is on your own
Facilitator(s)

Grief 101 Training

This presentation will provide an overview of the most widely accepted theories which describe how children grieve at different developmental stages. Intervention strategies will be shared that have been based on over 26 years of clinical practice with grieving children individually, in groups and in camp settings that have demonstrated success with children who have both natural grief responses and those who may additionally experience PTSD, depression or anxiety reactions. We will also look at the important ways in which the grievers’ culture informs the expression of their grief and their mourning behaviors. Lastly, we will look at the unique ways in which the global pandemic is impacting youthful grievers and their grown-ups. Measurable objectives and learning goals: • Theory: Participants will acquire knowledge of the 4 tasks and 5 associated goals of mourning as taught by J. William Worden and OUR HOUSE. • Interventions: Participants will acquire 4-6 teachable interventions to use in individual, family, and group sessions with children ages 4-18. • Assessment: Participants will learn 3-5 tools for assessing primary and secondary losses when working with grieving children and families. • Language: Participants will acquire 3-5 language strategies from the OUR HOUSE grief support model to explain death, burial, and other death-related concepts as it applies to pre-operational, operational and formal-operational stages of cognitive development.
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Date / Time / Location
12/08/2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online (Webinar, Online Class, Etc.)
Cost
There is no Cost Associated with this Event
Contact Info
jespinoza@kern.org
661-852-5661
Who Will Benefit
Mental Health Professionals
Facilitator(s)

Kern County Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Community of Practice (COP)

"Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly” stated by Etienne Wenger.  Please join Kern County Superintendent of Schools for a MTSS/SEL Community of Practice collaboration meeting.

Participants are encouraged to join our community of practice where educators can collaborate, share, and learn from other educators as to how they are supporting SEL.

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Date / Time / Location
12/01/2022
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online (Webinar, Online Class, Etc.)
Cost
There is no Cost Associated with this Event
Contact Info
brcrosby@kern.org
(661) 852-5665
Who Will Benefit
K-12 teachers, administrators, school counselors, and anyone who facilitates SEL.
Facilitator(s)

Lessons Learned from a Threat Assessment that Failed

In 2013, Karl Pierson threatened to kill the school's librarian. The administration conducted a threat assessment and concluded that Pierson presented a "low level" threat. Three months later, he committed his attack. What went wrong? Where did the threat assessment fall short? What more could have been done? This workshop looks at the records that have been released to highlight key aspects of the threat assessment process, impediments to the flow of information, and the facts that could have been discovered with a more thorough, ongoing investigation. A potential source of information that is often overlooked is the presence of warning signs in student assignments. This webinar examines actual homework assignments of school shooters to highlight how subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) warning signs appear in student work. Utilizing these warning signs as a starting point for a threat assessment investigation, it then demonstrates the amount of information that could have been gathered if an inquiry had been conducted.
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Date / Time / Location
11/30/2022
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Online (Webinar, Online Class, Etc.)
Cost
$ 100.00 per individual
Contact Info
jespinoza@kern.org
661-852-5661
Who Will Benefit
District and Site Leadership, Teachers, School Social Workers, School Psychologists, School Counselors, Deans, HR, and Safe Schools Coordinators
Includes
Electronic materials provided
Facilitator(s)

Kern School Social Work (KSSW) Community of Practice Meeting

The Kern School-Social CoP  invites you to join us at this month’s Kern County School Social Work Consortium.  We are hosting a virtual convening where we will share best practices and address gaps in services. Join the CoP so we can learn form each other and district initiatives that will help us better serve students and families of Kern.  
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Date / Time / Location
10/26/2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online (Webinar, Online Class, Etc.)
Cost
There is no Cost Associated with this Event
Contact Info
jecoggan@kern.org
661-852-5660
Who Will Benefit
Kern County School Social Workers
Includes
resources and materials
Facilitator(s)

Comprehensive School Safety Plan

State law requires that each school develop and maintain an updated comprehensive school safety plan that addresses the safety concerns identified through a systematic planning process. The school site council or school safety planning committee is tasked to write and develop the plan, which includes tactical responses to criminal incidents. Part of the process involves collaborating with specified agencies, allowing members of the school community to express opinions about the school safety plan at a public hearing, and completing the process by March 1 of each year. This workshop provides step-by-step guidance in the development and/or revision of the school safety plan, highlighting the importance of ensuring policies and procedures are current and that the content of the plan is useful and practical for all members of the school community.
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Date / Time / Location
11/09/2022
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Online (Webinar, Online Class, Etc.)
Cost
$ 185.00 per individual
Contact Info
jespinoza@kern.org
661 852 5661
Who Will Benefit
District and/or Central Office Site Administrators, School Site Council Members, and School Safety Committee Members.
Facilitator(s)

Pathways to Violence

This workshop will identify and describe three psychological types of school shooters. Each of these types will be presented through case histories of actual perpetrators. The workshop will also discuss the life circumstances of the perpetrators, who often endured multiple blows to their identities in terms of failures and rejections. The workshop will then address warning signs of impending violence. A distinction will be made between reactive emergency response procedures such as lockdown drills that are utilized after an armed intruder has entered a building or campus, and threat assessment as a proactive approach to identify a potential violent attacker before he shows up armed and ready to kill. The key concepts of “leakage” and “attack-related behavior” will be presented, along with warning signs of impending violence that have been gathered from actual school shootings.
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Date / Time / Location
10/27/2022
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Online (Webinar, Online Class, Etc.)
Cost
$ 100.00 per individual
Contact Info
jespinoza@kern.org
661 852 5661
Who Will Benefit
District and Site Leadership, Teachers, School Social Workers, School Psychologists, School Counselors, Deans, HR, and Safe Schools Coordinators
Includes
Electronic materials provided
Facilitator(s)

Developing an Effective Suicide Prevention Policy

This workshop is designed to assist local educational agencies in developing policies for pupil suicide prevention.  Specifically, trainees will learn about Assembly Bills 2246, 1767, 1808, and Senate Bill 972 requirements. Based on the latest research, participants will be able to create a handbook or toolkit that complies with the above policies and will improve your knowledge and skills in suicide prevention.   Workshop Objectives:
  • Participants will be able to describe the suicide problem and its context.
  • Participants will understand prevention strategies that comply with AB 2246/1767/1808 and SB972.
  •  Participants will be able to select or develop interventions that will decrease risk and/or increase protective factors.
  • Participants will understand postvention activities such as re-entry meetings, safety plans, reducing contagion and referral services.
Participants will be able to take further action, by working with others to develop your handbook/toolkit.
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Date / Time / Location
10/21/2022
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
KCSOS-Larry E. Reider Education Center - 2nd floor, Rm. 202 2000 K Street Bakersfield, CA 93301
Cost
$ 150.00 per individual
Contact Info
jecoggan@kern.org
661-852-5660
Who Will Benefit
School Administrators, School Counselors, School Social Workers, School Psychologist, Mental Health Partners, Clinicians, Teachers, and community members involved in the collaborative safe school planning process
Facilitator(s)

Youth Mental Health First Aid

The new version of Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 6.5-hour blended training course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid covers risk factors and warning signs of mental health concerns as well as a 5-step action plan to help an adolescent in need of mental health support. The first portion of the training will consist of a self-pace module (about two hours must be completed prior to training day) followed by a 4.5-hour virtual training.
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Date / Time / Location
10/19/2022
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Online (Webinar, Online Class, Etc.)
Cost
$ 100.00 per individual
Contact Info
jecoggan@kern.org
661 852 5660
Who Will Benefit
Administrators, school staff, school-based mental health providers, teachers, intervention staff, parents and community partners.
Includes
Virtual Materials will be provided
Facilitator(s)

Intro to RJ/Restorative Connection and Communication

Participants will be introduced to proactive strategies needed to implement restorative practices. Participants will reflect on their personal and professional connection and communication style and practice creating agreements, affective statements, and using affective questions.
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Date / Time / Location
10/17/2022
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
KCSOS-Access Center Room 116 1330 Truxtun Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93301
Cost
$ 65.00 per individual
Contact Info
jespinoza@kern.org
(661) 852-5661
Who Will Benefit
PBIS Site Leadership Team Members, including classroom teachers, counselors, and others who will facilitate restorative justice activities directly with students
Facilitator(s)

Multilingual Learners Instructional Network

The purpose of this network is to collaboratively explore instructional scaffold for Multilingual learners and to share best practices for implementation of instructional scaffolds.

Participants will:

  • Strengthen understanding of the key elements in teaching English language learners

  • Learn and practice effective instructional strategies for strengthening English learner academic and oral discourse

  • Strategies for making group work effective, scaffolding language from speaking to writing, and developing an integrated curriculum.

  • Collaborate with other local districts around the needs of academic language learners

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Date / Time / Location
09-29-2022, 12-13-2022, 02-14-2023, 04-11-2023
1:00pm - 3:30pm
09-29-2022 at: Point Loma Nazarene University, 5080 California Avenue. 12-13-2022 at: Larry E. Reider Education Center, 2000 K Street, Room 204. 02-14-2023 at: Larry E. Reider Education Center, 2000 K Street, Room 201. 04-11-2023 at: Larry E. Reider Education Center, 2000 K Street, Room 204.
Cost
$330
Contact Info
taclarke@kern.org
661-636-4657
Who Will Benefit
Site Administrators, Other Instructional Leaders, Teachers (general education and special education), Coaches/TOSAs
Includes
“Scaffolding Language, Scaffolding Learning” by Pauline Gibbons

Multilingual Learners Administrators Network

The purpose of this network is to support educational leaders in the implementation of educational policies and practices that support the needs of English learners. Participants will be kept abreast of state and federal guidance for the education of EL students. Each session will also include opportunities to collaborate with other administrators around implementing the practices outlined in the EL Roadmap, strategies for overcoming challenges and sharing in each others' successes.
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Date / Time / Location
09-29-2022, 12-13-2022, 02-14-2023, 04-11-2023
8:30am - 11:30am
Larry E. Reider Education Center, Room 201 2000 K Street Bakersfield, CA 93301
Cost
$375
Contact Info
motoro@kern.org
661-636-4644
Who Will Benefit
District Administrators, Site Administrators, Other Instructional Leader
Includes
EL Roadmap Admin Toolkit Vol. 1-5
Facilitator(s)
Monica Toro

ELAC/ DELAC Workshop

This training covers the formation, composition requirements, election, major functions, and tasks of the ELAC and DELAC. Participants will be provided will be provided with resources to support site training and opportunities to collaborate with other administrators on how to engage stakeholders.
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Date / Time / Location
09-23-2022
8:30am - 11:00am
Zoom
Cost
$75.00
Contact Info
roalfaro@kern.org
661-636-4425
Who Will Benefit
District Administrators, Site Administrators, Other Instructional Leaders.
Facilitator(s)
Monica Toro

Lisa Vargas

The Literacy Network

This network is an opportunity for educators to collaboratively explore best practices in literacy instruction in all settings. Participants will: Learn about the latest research in the science of teaching reading. Explore ways to effectively use currently adopted curriculum. Share best practices in working with struggling readers.
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Date / Time / Location
11-08-2022, 01-31-2023, 04-18-2023
12:30pm - 3:30pm
Larry E. Reider Education Center, 2000 K Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301
Cost
$225
Contact Info
jemeans@kern.org
661-636-4230
Who Will Benefit
Tk-12 District Administrators, Site Administrators, Other Instructional Leaders, Teachers (general education and special education)
Includes
Materials: Shifting the Balance by Jan Burkins- $35.00 and Kari Yates and Teaching Reading Sourcebook by CORE Learn- $85.00 (optional)
Facilitator(s)
Mandy Fisher

SLS Workshop: SPED and Preschool

School Legal Services will be the speakers to this workshop. Brief description: Process of dealing with preschool students from start to transition.
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Date / Time / Location
10/04/2022
9:00 am - 11:30 am
KCSOS - Larry E. Reider Center, Room 101, 2000 K St., BAKERSFIELD, CA 93301
Cost
No Cost
Contact Info
SELPA-Workshops@kern.org
661.636-4886
Who Will Benefit
Special and General Education Administration, Coordinators, Psychologists, Speech Language Pathologists
Includes
Materials
Facilitator(s)

21st Century Teacher – Differentiation through Evidence Based Based Teaching Strategies

With the state and Federal government focusing more on students being placed in the Least Restrictive Environment, there is a renewed urgency to learn how to make lessons applicable and tangible to all students across all ability levels. This full-day workshop will focus on differentiation and how to effectively apply it in your classroom.
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Date / Time / Location
03/28/2023
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
KCSOS - Christine Lizardi Frazier Bldg. Room 301, 1675 Chester Ave. Bakersfield, , CA 93301
Cost
No Cost
Contact Info
SELPA-Workshops@kern.org
661.636-4886
Who Will Benefit
SPED and General Education Teachers
Includes
Martials
Facilitator(s)

CPI – NCI Refresher – Integrated PBIS

This training is intended as a CPI Nonviolent Crisis Intervention team response refresher program. If your staff has been trained more than one year ago, the Crisis Prevention Institute recommends training to renew and refresh skills. If your staff has changes, and individuals who were initially trained as a team have left or changed assignments, this is a good time to build the group understanding of the current team. Districts are encouraged to send the same group that was trained as a team initially whenever possible.
  • There is no cost for the refresher workshop.
  • Necessary materials will be provided during the training.
  • Please wear loose, comfortable clothing, jeans or jogging suits, and tennis shoes.
  • No jewelry or long finger nails.
  • Some of the training involves physical activity; participant must be physically fit.
  • You will be on your own for lunch.
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Date / Time / Location
03/17/2023
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
KCSOS - Larry E. Reider Center 1st Floor Room 101, 2000 K St. BAKERSFIELD, CA 93301
Cost
No Cost
Contact Info
SELPA-Workshops@kern.org
661.636-4886
Who Will Benefit
Special Education Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Speech Pathologists, School Psychologists, DIS/Related Service Providers, Administrators
Includes
Materials
Facilitator(s)

Parent Meeting What to do if you Suspect Bullying / Qué Hacer si Sospecha de Acoso Escolar

Parents play a key role in preventing and responding to bullying. This training will explain what bullying is and what is not, will identify the warning signs, and give tips and tools for parents to intervene and help their children. Español Los padres desempeñan un papel clave en la prevención y respuesta a la intimidación. Este entrenamiento explicará qué es y qué no es el acoso escolar, identificará las señales de advertencia y dará consejos y herramientas para que los padres intervengan y ayuden a sus hijos.
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Date / Time / Location
03/15/2023
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
KCSOS - Christine Lizardi Frazier Bldg. Room 301, 1675 Chester Ave. Bakersfield, , CA 93301
Cost
No Cost
Contact Info
SELPA-Workshops@kern.org
661.636-4886
Who Will Benefit
Parents, Day Care Providers
Includes
Materials
Facilitator(s)

CPI : Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training Program

With a core philosophy of providing for the Care, Welfare, Safety, and Security of everyone involved in a crisis situation, the program’s proven strategies give school personnel the skills to safely and effectively respond to anxious, hostile, or violent behavior while balancing the responsibilities of care.  This training also incorporates Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports philosphy and practices for school settings, in order to reduce the need for crisis response. Some of the training involves vigorous physical activity, therefore participants must be physically fit. Districts are required to enroll site-based teams only, with a minimum of at least 3 people per school site. Certified personnel are required to recertify annually. In order to certify, participants must attend all 2 days.
  • Cost: $65 per participant for all two (2) days of training. PO must be submitted with registrations form. Fee is nontransferable and nonrefundable.
  • Materials will be provided during the training.
  • Please wear loose, comfortable clothing like jeans or jogging suits, tennis shoes. No jewelry or long nails.
  • Some of the training involves physical activity; participants must be physically fit.
  • You will be on your own for lunch.
  • Minimum teams of at least 3 people per school site
Priority registration will be given to employees of Kern County Consortium SELPA member districts.
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Date / Time / Location
03/09/2023, 03/10/2023
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
KCSOS-Access Center Room 116, 1330 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301
Cost
$65.00
Contact Info
SELPA-Workshops@kern.org
661.636-4886
Who Will Benefit
Special Education Teachers, Paraprofessionals, DIS/Related Service Providers, Administrators, Support Staff
Includes
Materials
Facilitator(s)

Parent Meeting:What Every Parent Needs to Know to Advocate for their Special Needs Child / Lo Que Todo Padre Necesita Saber para Abogar por su Hijo con Necesidades Especiales

When you work with a school regarding your child, you increase the odds that your child will get a meaningful education. No one knows your child better than YOU. You are the expert on your child. This training will focus on who parents should contact when they have concerns, what types of questions parents may consider asking before, during or even after an IEP and what type of communication parents can expect from the school and how often. ESPAÑOL:  Cuando trabaja con una escuela con respecto a su hijo, aumenta las probabilidades de que su hijo reciba una educación significativa. Nadie conoce a su hijo mejor que USTED. Usted es el experto en su hijo. Este taller se centrará en a quién deben contactar los padres cuando tengan inquietudes, qué tipos de preguntas pueden hacer los padres antes, durante o incluso después de un IEP y qué tipo de comunicación pueden esperar los padres de la escuela y con qué frecuencia. Interpreters will be available Habra interpretes disponibles
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Date / Time / Location
02/15/2023
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
KCSOS-Larry E. Reider Education Center - 2nd floor, Rm. 202 2000 K St., Bakersfield, CA 93301
Cost
No Cost
Contact Info
SELPA-Workshops@kern.org
661.636-4886
Who Will Benefit
Parents, Day Care Providers
Includes
Materials
Facilitator(s)

Working Collaboratively with Paraprofessional/s 2 Day OTC Series

Do you work with one or multiple paraprofessionals? During this two-session workshop, teachers will learn how to work effectively and collaboratively with paraprofessionals. Additionally, teachers will learn what strategies are effective in supporting and training paraprofessionals.
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Date / Time / Location
02/02/2023 - 03/23/2023
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
KCSOS-Access Center Room 116, 1330 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301
Cost
No Cost
Contact Info
SELPA-Workshops@kern.org
661.636-4886
Who Will Benefit
Special Education Teachers
Includes
Materials
Facilitator(s)

Core Instruction for Students with Disabilities

This one-day workshop will focus on maintaining rigor and supporting students with disabilities in the core curriculum. The session will focus on how to select appropriate teaching strategies, and setting expectations for students to learn at high levels. Workshop topics will include:
  • Teaching literacy and mathematics skills using a standards based approach
  • Challenging students to reach their full potential academically
  • Increasing student engagement and participation in core instruction
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Date / Time / Location
01/30/2023
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
KCSOS - Larry E. Reider Center 1st Floor Room 101, 2000 K St. BAKERSFIELD, CA 93301
Cost
No Cost
Contact Info
SELPA-Workshops@kern.org
661.636-4886
Who Will Benefit
SPED & General Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Psychologists
Includes
Materials
Facilitator(s)

Universal Design for Learning – 2 Day Series

This two day training will cover the UDL guidelines for the four components of curriculum (goals, assessments, methods and materials).  Participants will learn about inclusive instructional strategies, Least Restrictive Environment and how to design a classroom with these components in mind.
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Date / Time / Location
1/25/23, 02/09/2023
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
KCSOS - City Centre - Room 1A, 1300 17th St., Bakersfield, CA 93301
Cost
No Cost
Contact Info
SELPA-Workshops@kern.org
661.636-4886
Who Will Benefit
SPED and General Ed.Teachers, Other Instructional Leaders, Site Administrators, District Administrators
Includes
Materials
Facilitator(s)

State Testing

The Smarter Balanced test has proven to be a challenge for many students with and without special education needs and supports. Learn about the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), California Alternative Assessment (CAA), as well as supports for students on an IEP during testing. • CAASPP Overview • CAA Overview • Student Accommodations
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Date / Time / Location
01/25/23
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
1330 Truxtun Ave., Room 116, Bakersfield, CA
Cost
No cost
Contact Info
SELPA-Workshops@kern.org
661.636-4886
Who Will Benefit
Special Education Teachers, Other Instructional Leaders, Site Administrators, District Administrators
Includes
Materials
Facilitator(s)

21st Century SPED Teachers: Creating and Monitoring Meaningful Goals

Student achievement comes when teachers know how to provide specific academic attention to a student. Knowing how to create and monitor meaningful goals for students can help teachers design lessons that close academic gaps. This full-day workshop will focus on how to create and monitor meaningful goals that can provide more robust and specific lessons that are driven by need.

Topics to be covered:
  • Effective Goal Setting
  • SMART Goals
  • Goal Progress Monitoring
  • ELD
   
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Date / Time / Location
01/24/2023
8:30 - 3:00 pm
City Centre, 1300 17th St., Room 1B, Bakersfield, CA
Cost
No fee
Contact Info
SELPA-Workshops@kern.org
661.636-4886
Who Will Benefit
SPED and General Education Teachers
Includes
Materials
Facilitator(s)

PI : Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training Program

With a core philosophy of providing for the Care, Welfare, Safety, and Security of everyone involved in a crisis situation, the program’s proven strategies give school personnel the skills to safely and effectively respond to anxious, hostile, or violent behavior while balancing the responsibilities of care.  This training also incorporates Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports philosophy and practices for school settings, in order to reduce the need for crisis response. Some of the training involves vigorous physical activity, therefore participants must be physically fit. Districts are required to enroll site-based teams only, with a minimum of at least 3 people per school site. Certified personnel are required to recertify annually. In order to certify, participants must attend all 2 days.
  • Cost: $65 per participant for all two (2) days of training. PO must be submitted with registrations form. Fee is nontransferable and nonrefundable.
  • Materials will be provided during the training.
  • Please wear loose, comfortable clothing like jeans or jogging suits, tennis shoes. No jewelry or long nails.
  • Some of the training involves physical activity; participants must be physically fit.
  • You will be on your own for lunch.
  • Minimum teams of at least 3 people per school site
  Priority registration will be given to employees of Kern County Consortium SELPA member districts.
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Date / Time / Location
12/8/22, 12/9/22
8:30 - 3:30 pm
Access Center, 1330 Truxtun Ave., Room 116, Bakersfield, CA
Cost
$65.00
Contact Info
SELPA-Workshops@kern.org
661.636-4886
Who Will Benefit
Special Education Teachers, Paraprofessionals, DIS/Related Service Providers, Administrators, Support Staff
Includes
Materials
Facilitator(s)

Best Practices for Preschoolers with Disabilities 2 Day Series Cohort #2

This two-day series will provide teachers with the needed tools to support students in Universal Pre-Kindergarten settings. Participants will learn about classroom management, child development, functional communication, and inclusive instructional practices to benefit all students Priority registration will be given to employees of Kern County Consortium SELPA member districts.
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Date / Time / Location
12/06/22, 12/20/22
8:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Larry Reider Building, 2000 K St., Room 202, Bakersfield, CA
Cost
No fee
Contact Info
SELPA-Workshops@kern.org
661.636-4886
Who Will Benefit
This two-day series will provide teachers with the needed tools to support students in Universal Pre-Kindergarten settings. Participants will learn about classroom management, child development, functional communication, and inclusive instructional practices to benefit all students Priority registration will be given to employees of Kern County Consortium SELPA member districts.
Includes
Materials
Facilitator(s)

CPI – NCI Refresher – Integrated PBIS

This training is intended as a CPI Nonviolent Crisis Intervention team response refresher program. If your staff has been trained more than one year ago, the Crisis Prevention Institute recommends training to renew and refresh skills. If your staff has changes, and individuals who were initially trained as a team have left or changed assignments, this is a good time to build the group understanding of the current team. Districts are encouraged to send the same group that was trained as a team initially whenever possible.
  • There is no cost for the refresher workshop.
  • Necessary materials will be provided during the training.
  • Please wear loose, comfortable clothing, jeans or jogging suits, and tennis shoes.
  • No jewelry or long finger nails.
  • Some of the training involves physical activity; participant must be physically fit.
  • You will be on your own for lunch. This event is only open to Kern County Consortium SELPA member districts.
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Date / Time / Location
12/2/22
8:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Larry Reider Building - 2000 K ?St., Room 204, Bakersfield, CA
Cost
No fee
Contact Info
SELPA-Workshops@kern.org
661.636-4886
Who Will Benefit
Special Education Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Speech Pathologists, School Psychologists, DIS/Related Service Providers, Administrators
Includes
Materials
Facilitator(s)

Best Practices for Preschoolers with Disabilities 2 Day Series Cohort #1

This two-day series will provide teachers with the needed tools to support students in Universal Pre-Kindergarten settings. Participants will learn about classroom management, child development, functional communication, and inclusive instructional practices to benefit all students. This event is only open to Kern County Consortium SELPA member districts.
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Date / Time / Location
11/2/22, 11/29/22
8;30 - 3:00p.m.
Larry Reider Building, 2000 K Street, R-201, Bakersfield, CA
Cost
No fee
Contact Info
SELPA-Workshops@kern.org
661.636-4886
Who Will Benefit
SPED Teachers, Gen. Ed Teachers, Pre-K Teachers,
Includes
Materials
Facilitator(s)

Parent Training: IEP Roles

Each member of the IEP team brings important information and contributes to the decision-making process. It is important to know each member’s role and who is required to be at the IEP meeting. This training will cover each team member’s role and what information the member contributes to the meeting process. Español: Cada miembro del equipo del IEP aporta información importante y contribuye al proceso de toma de decisiones. Es importante conocer el papel de cada miembro y quién debe estar en la reunión del IEP. Esta capacitación cubrirá el papel de cada miembro del equipo y qué información aporta el miembro al proceso de la reunión.
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Date / Time / Location
10/10/22
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Larry Reider Building, 2000 K St., R-204, Bakersfield, CA 93301
Cost
No fee
Contact Info
SELPA-Workshops@kern.org
661.636-4886
Who Will Benefit
Parents, Day care providers Spanish Interpreters will be available.
Includes
Materials
Facilitator(s)

CPI : Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training Program

With a core philosophy of providing for the Care, Welfare, Safety, and Security of everyone involved in a crisis situation, the program’s proven strategies give school personnel the skills to safely and effectively respond to anxious, hostile, or violent behavior while balancing the responsibilities of care.  This training also incorporates Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports philosophy and practices for school settings, in order to reduce the need for crisis response. Some of the training involves vigorous physical activity, therefore participants must be physically fit. Districts are required to enroll site-based teams only, with a minimum of at least 3 people per school site. Certified personnel are required to recertify annually. In order to certify, participants must attend all 2 days.
  • Cost: $65 per participant for all two (2) days of training. PO must be submitted with registrations form. Fee is nontransferable and nonrefundable.
  • Materials will be provided during the training.
  • Please wear loose, comfortable clothing like jeans or jogging suits, tennis shoes. No jewelry or long nails.
  • Some of the training involves physical activity; participants must be physically fit.
  • You will be on your own for lunch.
  • Minimum teams of at least 3 people per school site
  Priority registration will be given to employees of Kern County Consortium SELPA member districts.
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Date / Time / Location
9/29/22, 9/30/22
8:30 am - 3:00 p.m.
Larry Reider Building, 2000 K St., R-204, Bakersfield, CA
Cost
$65.00 per person
Contact Info
SELPA-Workshops@kern.org
661.636-4886
Who Will Benefit
Special Education Teachers, Paraprofessionals, DIS/Related Service Providers, Administrators, Support Staff
Includes
Materials
Facilitator(s)

Interpreting and Translating in Special Education

This full-day workshop includes a best practice review of responsibilities, ethical concerns, and effective use of interpreters during educationally related meetings. In addition, this session also includes activities where participants practice interpreting in a variety of settings while translating a range of documents. Participants will have the opportunity to work with and ask questions to the KCSOS interpreter/translator team. Priority registration will be given first to employees of Kern County Consortium SELPA member districts.
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Date / Time / Location
10/25/2022
8:30 - 3:00 pm
KCSOS-Access Center Room 116 1330 Truxtun Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93301
Cost
free
Contact Info
selpa-workshops@kern.org
(661) 636-4886
Who Will Benefit
SPED Interpreters-Translators, Bilingual Paraprofessionals, Teachers, Receptionists, Secretaries, Teachers, Administrators
Includes
Materials
Facilitator(s)

Working Collaboratively with Paraprofessionals – 2 Day Series

Do you work with one or multiple paraprofessionals? During this two-session workshop, teachers will learn how to work effectively and collaboratively with paraprofessionals. Additionally, teachers will learn what strategies are effective in supporting and training paraprofessionals.  Topics we’ll cover: •        Roles and Responsibilities •        Effective Communication •        Training Paraprofessionals
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Date / Time / Location
10/05/2022 & 12/14/2022
8:30 - 3:00 pm
KCSOS - Larry E. Reider Center 2000 K St. Bakersfield,, CA 93301 Note: 10/15/22 = Room 204 12/14/22 = Room 101
Cost
Free to member LEAs
Contact Info
selpa-workshops@kern.org
(661) 636-4886
Who Will Benefit
Special Education Teachers
Facilitator(s)

CPI -NCI Refresher – Integrated PBIS

This training is intended as a CPI Nonviolent Crisis Intervention team response refresher program. If your staff has been trained more than one year ago, the Crisis Prevention Institute recommends training to renew and refresh skills. If your staff has changes, and individuals who were initially trained as a team have left or changed assignments, this is a good time to build the group understanding of the current team. Districts are encouraged to send the same group that was trained as a team initially whenever possible.
  • There is no cost for the refresher workshop.
  • Necessary materials will be provided during the training.
  • Please wear loose, comfortable clothing, jeans or jogging suits, and tennis shoes.
  • No jewelry or long finger nails.
  • Some of the training involves physical activity; participant must be physically fit.
  • You will be on your own for lunch.
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Date / Time / Location
09/16/2022
8:30 - 3:30 pm
KCSOS - Larry E. Reider Education Center, Room 204 2000 K Street Bakersfield, CA 93301
Contact Info
selpa-workshops@kern.org
(661) 636-4886
Who Will Benefit
Special Education Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Speech Pathologists, School Psychologists, DIS/Related Service Providers, Administrators
Includes
workbooks
Facilitator(s)

Data Use Assessment Toolkit

The Data Use Self-Assessment Toolkit was created by educators for educators. The toolkit focuses on four components that are essential to strong data cultures: Systems, Knowledge, Practices, and Leadership.

Intended outcomes are:

  • Support data use improvement efforts
  • Support goal setting or progress monitoring
  • Use the toolkit as a pre/post measure of your data culture
  • Drive instruction at a school site

Your Data Team will use the toolkit to measure data literacy and data culture, improve data quality, and set the stage for collaborative and productive data conversations in your organization.

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Date / Time / Location
11/01/2022, 11/08/2022, 11/15/2022
8:30-11:00
Larry E. Reider Education Center 2nd Floor, Room 203, 201
Cost
$0
Contact Info
anfranklin@kern.org
661-636-4170
Who Will Benefit
Administrators, School Leaders, Support Staff
Facilitator(s)
Kimberly Larkin
Jennifer Anzalone
Greg West

21st Century Teachers- Classroom Management

This full-day workshop, will provide both SPED and GEN ED teachers with components to effective classroom management and structure in the classroom. Educators are faced with many different responsibilities, having a plan to fulfill these responsibilities is key to making your day as efficient as possible. Join us as we discuss strategies to increase desired behavior, planning for instruction, and tools you can use every day in your classroom! Topics we’ll cover: • Classroom Management • Classroom Organization • Positive Academic Expectations
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Date / Time / Location
9/9/22
8:30am - 3:00pm
KCSOS - Larry E. Reider Education Center, Room 204 2000 K Street Bakersfield, CA 93301
Cost
Free
Contact Info
(661) 636 - 4886
Who Will Benefit
Special and General Education Teachers
Includes
materials
Facilitator(s)

Suicide Prevention Ongoing Resiliency Training (SPORT) Series

Suicide Prevention Ongoing Resilience Training (SPORT) The SPORT project provides training, support, and resources to implement a sustainable system to deliver suicide prevention, intervention, postvention, and SEL content to school leaders while complying with AB2246 and AB 1767 mandates. This project braids in support for agencies to align local services and plans to the California Statewide MTSS initiative. The focus of the training series is to develop and guide site and district-level teams to develop the knowledge and skills to provide high-quality professional development, focused on the inclusion of LGBTQ+ youth, families, and school community in their multi-tiered system of support. Additionally, attendees will address their district policies, procedures, and strategies regarding Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention. Conference (virtual or in-person) Join us for an overview of SPORT as we cover important topics such as AB 2246/1767, family & community engagement and the interconnected systems framework. 3 hours of asynchronous training provides online modules and resources. Select one session: October 4, 2022 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (Virtual) OR October 11, 2022 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (Virtual) OR October 18, 2022 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (In person @ The California Endowment in LA. Limited spots available.) Deep Dive Sessions (virtual) Content experts will provide content-specific training sessions with an SEL, equity, and MTSS lens for school communities covering three topics. Select one session per topic: PREVENTION INTERVENTION POSTVENTION Nov 1, 2022 | 9–10 am OR Jan 11, 2023 |12–1 pm OR Mar 1, 2023 | 9–10 am OR Nov 1, 2022 | 12–1 pm Jan 25, 2023 |12–1 pm Mar 1, 2023 | 12–1 pm Customized Coaching (virtual) Content experts will support LEAs in creating a sustainable system in a safe space in which to learn from each other. Select one session per topic: PREVENTION INTERVENTION POSTVENTION Nov 30, 2022 | 9–10 am OR Feb 7, 2023 |9-10 am OR Apr 12, 2023 | 9–10 am OR Dec 8, 2022 | 12–1 pm Feb 22, 2023 |12–1 pm Apr 26, 2023 | 12–1 pm
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Date / Time / Location
Conference: 10/4/22 OR 10/11/22 OR 10/18/22 Deep Dive Sessions: Prevention - 11/1/22, Intervention - 1/11/23 OR 1/25/23, Postvention - 3/1/23 Customized Coaching: Prevention - 11/30/22 oR 12/8/22, Intervention - 2/7/23 OR 2/22/23, Postvention - 4/12/23 OR 4/26/23
Various
Virtual or In-person @ The California Endowment in LA (see details)
Cost
Free
Contact Info
kigraham@kern.org
661-636-4671
Who Will Benefit
Eligibility: Participants must be a K-12 site, district or teacher leader working in one of our partner counties (Fresno, Kern, Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, or Ventura).

IEP Meeting Educational Partners – Key2Ed

This half-day training provides an overview of the facilitation process and prepares IEP team partners to be collaborative team members in a facilitated IEP meeting. Participants work to learn how to clearly define their role in the IEP meeting, enabling them to prepare for active meeting participation.  Additionally, participants develop skills to broker more effective and efficient communication resulting in a collaborative, non-adversarial, and compliant student-centered IEP Meeting.
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Date / Time / Location
9/12/22
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Virtual
Cost
Free for KCC SELPA Member LEAs
Contact Info
selpa-workshops@kern.org
(661) 636-4886
Who Will Benefit
All Educators who support SWDs through the IEP process.
Facilitator(s)

Principal & Assistant Principal 2022-2023 Network

The Learning Network is excited to launch our Principal/Assistant Principal Network. Our primary focus is to support and equip site leaders by building a collaborative network of educational professionals. We will host a mixture of virtual Keynote Speakers, breakout sessions, and hear from our very own lead principal colleagues throughout the course of the 2022-23 school year.

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Date / Time / Location
09/30/2022, 10/18/2022, 11/15/2022, 12/13/2022, 01/24/2023, 02/14/2023, 03/21/2023, 04/18/2023, 05/16/2023
9:00 am - 11:30 am
All meetings are scheduled to be in person. Some meetings will be held at KCSOS-Larry E. Reider Educational Center and other meetings will occur at different school site locations.
Cost
There is no cost associated with this event.
Contact Info
cohilton@kern.org
661 636-4724
Who Will Benefit
Principals and Assistant Principals
Facilitator(s)
Candi Huizar
Michael Hernandez

Induction Launch

This training is open to Induction candidate and mentors only. All Candidates and Mentors will attend an Induction Launch meeting soon after enrolling in the program near the start of the 2022-23 school year. Before attending, participants will work through an orientation Nearpod module and complete self-assessment and goal setting activities. Then, during the meeting, program personnel will overview the details of each ILP Module, as well as provide whole-group and individualized feedback for revisions to the Candidate’s ILP Goal Setting Plans. By the end of the Induction Launch meeting, Candidates and Mentors will be prepared to collaboratively develop the ILP. In-Person Session: This Induction Launch will be held in person, so there is no Zoom link or Meeting ID. Be sure to arrive before the scheduled start time in order to find parking, and to give yourself time to find your meeting room before the session begins. If you show up more than 10 minutes after the start time you will not be admitted, and will need to register for another Induction Launch. If you are unable to attend, please cancel your registration two working days prior to the event.
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Date / Time / Location
09/20/2022
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Larry E. Reider Education Center, Room 201
Cost
$0
Contact Info
sahinzo@kern.org
(661) 636-4315
Facilitator(s)
Janeth Barajas
Jason Crossley

Induction Launch

This training is open to Induction candidate and mentors only. All Candidates and Mentors will attend an Induction Launch meeting soon after enrolling in the program near the start of the 2022-23 school year. Before attending, participants will work through an orientation Nearpod module and complete self-assessment and goal setting activities. Then, during the meeting, program personnel will overview the details of each ILP Module, as well as provide whole-group and individualized feedback for revisions to the Candidate’s ILP Goal Setting Plans. By the end of the Induction Launch meeting, Candidates and Mentors will be prepared to collaboratively develop the ILP. Zoom Session: The Zoom link and Meeting ID will be sent prior to the event. Be sure to join the event before the scheduled start time. If you show up more than 5 minutes after the start time you will not be admitted, and will need to register for another Induction Launch. If you are unable to attend, please cancel your registration two working days prior to the event.
Date / Time / Location
09/17/2022
9:30 - 11:00 am
Zoom
Cost
$0
Contact Info
sahinzo@kern.org
(661) 636-4315

Differentiation Series

Michael Soskil (Spark Teaching Group) This workshop series will explore how elementary teachers can differentiate learning to help students with diverse needs be successful. Sessions will be designed to give each participant the opportunity to explore practical examples, develop actionable plans to implement in their classroom, and receive constructive feedback from others to foster professional growth. Series: This is a series with multiple sessions, and by registering for this session you will automatically be registered for all sessions in this series. The Zoom link and meeting ID will be available the day of the event. Be sure to join the event before the scheduled start time. If you show up more than 5 minutes after the start time you will not be admitted. If you are unable to attend, please cancel your registration two working days prior to the event.
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Date / Time / Location
09/15/2022, 09/22/2022, 10/03/2022
4:00 - 5:30 pm
Zoom
Cost
$0
Contact Info
sahinzo@kern.org
(661) 636-4315
Who Will Benefit
This is open to Kern County Credentialed Teachers, PIPS, and STPS within partnering Teacher Induction Program districts.
Facilitator(s)
Tracie McMahon

Building Thinking Classrooms (Math)

This course will utilize the eight NCTM teaching practices, emphasizing how to Implement tasks that promote reasoning and problem-solving. “If students aren’t thinking, everything is difficult. If students are thinking almost anything is possible,” states Peter Liljedahl, author of Building Thinking Classrooms. In this workshop, we will engage in meaningful ways to create a student-centered classroom where students will collaborate and build positive math identities. In-Person Session: This PLO will be held in person, so there is no Zoom link or Meeting ID. Be sure to arrive before the scheduled start time in order to find parking, and to give yourself time to find your meeting room before the session begins. If you show up more than 10 minutes after the start time you will not be admitted, and will need to register for another Professional Learning session. If you are unable to attend, please cancel your registration two working days prior to the event
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Date / Time / Location
09/15/2022
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Larry E. Reider Education Center, Room 201
Cost
$0
Contact Info
sahinzo@kern.org
(661) 636-4315
Who Will Benefit
This is open to Kern County Credentialed Teachers, PIPS, and STPS within partnering Teacher Induction Program districts.
Facilitator(s)

Marylou Long

Secondary Classroom Management Series

Bill Stockton (Spark Teaching Group) So often this is the hardest part of the new teacher’s experience! Learning how to manage secondary students in effective yet compassionate ways is a real challenge for most new teachers. This session will provide practical ways of helping students be their best selves in the classroom so they can learn.

Zoom Session: The Zoom link and Meeting ID will be sent to you prior to the event. Be sure to join the event before the scheduled start time. If you show up more than 5 minutes after the start time you will not be admitted, and will need to register for another Professional Learning session. If you are unable to attend, please cancel your registration two working days prior to the event.

Date / Time / Location
09/14/2022, 10/13/2022, 11/15/2022
4:00 - 5:30 pm
Zoom
Cost
$0
Contact Info
sahinzo@kern.org
(661) 636-4315
Facilitator(s)
Jason Crossley

KiDS New Clerical Staff Training

Do you have Clerical staff that missed the KiDS training? Sign them up for this training. All the basics of the KiDS platform will be reviewed in step by step detail.   **Note** After registration, please contact your IT manager to confirm the new employee has an account with the correct permissions.
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Date / Time / Location
09/22/2022
9:00am-10:30am
Zoom
Cost
$0
Contact Info
anfranklin@kern.org
661-636-4170
Who Will Benefit
New Clerical Staff
Facilitator(s)
Kimberly Larkin

KiDS New Clerical Staff Training

Do you have Clerical staff that missed the KiDS training? Sign them up for this training. All the basics of the KiDS platform will be reviewed in step by step detail.   **Note** After registration, please contact your IT manager to confirm the new employee has an account with the correct permissions.
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Date / Time / Location
01/31/2023
9:00am-10:30am
Zoom
Cost
$0
Contact Info
anfranklin@kern.org
661-636-4170
Who Will Benefit
New Clerical Staff
Facilitator(s)
Kimberly Larkin

KiDS New Administration Training

Do you have new Administration that missed the KiDS training? Sign them up for this training. All the basics of the KiDS platform will be reviewed in step by step detail!   **Note** After registration, please contact your IT manager to confirm the new employee has an account with the correct permissions.
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Date / Time / Location
02/02/2023
3:00pm-5:00pm
Larry E. Reider Education Center 2nd Floor, Room 201
Cost
$0
Contact Info
anfranklin@kern.org
661-636-4170
Who Will Benefit
New Administration
Facilitator(s)
Kimberly Larkin
Jennifer Anzalone

KiDS New Administration Training

Do you have new Administration that missed the KiDS training? Sign them up for this training. All the basics of the KiDS platform will be reviewed in step by step detail!   **Note** After registration, please contact your IT manager to confirm the new employee has an account with the correct permissions.
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Date / Time / Location
10/27/2022
3:00pm-5:00pm
Larry E. Reider Education Center 2nd Floor, Room 201
Cost
$0
Contact Info
anfranklin@kern.org
661-636-4170
Who Will Benefit
New Administration
Facilitator(s)
Kimberly Larkin
Jennifer Anzalone

KiDS New Support Staff Training

Do you have new Support Staff that missed the KiDS training? Sign them up for this training. All the basics of the KiDS platform will be reviewed in step by step detail!     **Note** After registration, please contact your IT manager to confirm the new employee has an account with the correct permissions.
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Date / Time / Location
02/09/2023
10:00am-12:00am
Larry E. Reider Education Center 2nd Floor, Room 201
Cost
$0
Contact Info
anfranklin@kern.org
661-636-4170
Who Will Benefit
New Support Staff
Facilitator(s)
Kimberly Larkin
Jennifer Anzalone

KiDS New Support Staff Training

Do you have new Support Staff that missed the KiDS training? Sign them up for this training. All the basics of the KiDS platform will be reviewed in step by step detail!     **Note** After registration, please contact your IT manager to confirm the new employee has an account with the correct permissions.
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Date / Time / Location
10/20/2022
10:00am-12:00am
Larry E. Reider Education Center 2nd Floor, Room 201
Cost
$0
Contact Info
anfranklin@kern.org
661-636-4170
Who Will Benefit
New Support Staff
Facilitator(s)
Kimberly Larkin
Jennifer Anzalone

KiDS Power Users Network

KiDS Power Users Network Learn to:
  • Collaborate with Educators using KiDS
  • County-wide Updates
  • Data-Driven Focused Discussions
  • Build Data Culture
  • Hear Best Practices
  • Provide Feedback on Dashboard Development
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Date / Time / Location
09/20/2022, 11/08/2022, 02/07/2023, 04/18/2023
9:00am-11:00am
Larry E. Reider Education Center 2nd Floor, Room 201
Contact Info
anfranklin@kern.org
661-636-4170
Facilitator(s)
Kimberly Larkin
Jennifer Anzalone
Greg West

Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

Megan Gross (Spark Teaching Group) This session is designed to help participants understand the principles of UDL and how UDL can help us meet our students’ needs via flexible learning pathways and consideration of the strengths each student brings to any learning environment. Zoom Session: The Zoom link and Meeting ID will be provided prior to the event. Be sure to join the event before the scheduled start time. If you show up more than 5 minutes after the start time you will not be admitted, and will need to register for another Professional Learning session. If you are unable to attend, please cancel your registration two working days prior to the event.
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Date / Time / Location
09/13/2022
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Zoom
Cost
$0
Contact Info
sahinzo@kern.org
(661) 636-4315
Who Will Benefit
This is open to Kern County Credentialed Teachers, PIPS, and STPS within partnering Teacher Induction Program districts.
Facilitator(s)
Tracie McMahon

Induction Launch

This training is open to Induction candidate and mentors only. All Candidates and Mentors will attend an Induction Launch meeting soon after enrolling in the program near the start of the 2022-23 school year. Before attending, participants will work through an orientation Nearpod module and complete self-assessment and goal setting activities. Then, during the meeting, program personnel will overview the details of each ILP Module, as well as provide whole-group and individualized feedback for revisions to the Candidate’s ILP Goal Setting Plans. By the end of the Induction Launch meeting, Candidates and Mentors will be prepared to collaboratively develop the ILP.    In-Person Session: This Induction Launch will be held in person, so there is no Zoom link or Meeting ID. Be sure to arrive before the scheduled start time in order to find parking, and to give yourself time to find your meeting room before the session begins. If you show up more than 10 minutes after the start time you will not be admitted, and will need to register for another Induction Launch. If you are unable to attend, please cancel your registration two working days prior to the event.
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Date / Time / Location
09/13/2022
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Larry E. Reider Education Center, Room 201
Cost
$0
Contact Info
sahinzo@kern.org
(661) 636-4315
Facilitator(s)
Jason Crossley

RICA for Mentors

Jill Hamilton-Bunch(Point Loma) This training is open to Induction candidate and mentors only. This session is designed for Mentors who are supporting induction Candidates in passing the RICA. Included in the session: test structure, study tips/planning, how to help your Candidate approach the test, best practices for supporting your Candidate in passing the RICA, and a general overview of RICA content. Time for collaboration will be provided.  Please bring your Ready for RICA book to this session. Zoom session: The Zoom link and Meeting ID will be provided prior to the event. Be sure to join the event before the scheduled start time. If you show up more than 5 minutes after the start time you will not be admitted, and will need to register for another RICA session. If you are unable to attend, please cancel your registration two working days prior to the event.
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Date / Time / Location
09/13/2022
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Zoom
Cost
$0
Contact Info
sahinzo@kern.org
(661) 636-4315
Facilitator(s)
Janeth Barajas

Induction Launch

This training is open to Induction candidate and mentors only. All Candidates and Mentors will attend an Induction Launch meeting soon after enrolling in the program near the start of the 2022-23 school year. Before attending, participants will work through an orientation Nearpod module and complete self-assessment and goal setting activities. Then, during the meeting, program personnel will overview the details of each ILP Module, as well as provide whole-group and individualized feedback for revisions to the Candidate’s ILP Goal Setting Plans. By the end of the Induction Launch meeting, Candidates and Mentors will be prepared to collaboratively develop the ILP.   Zoom Session: The Zoom link and Meeting ID will be provided prior to the event. Be sure to join the event before the scheduled start time. If you show up more than 5 minutes after the start time you will not be admitted, and will need to register for another Induction Launch. If you are unable to attend, please cancel your registration two working days prior to the event.
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Date / Time / Location
09/12/2022
4:15 - 5:45 pm
Zoom
Cost
$0
Contact Info
sahinzo@kern.org
(661) 636-4315
Facilitator(s)
Janeth Barajas
Tracie McMahon

Induction Launch

This training is open to Induction candidate and mentors only. All Candidates and Mentors will attend an Induction Launch meeting soon after enrolling in the program near the start of the 2022-23 school year. Before attending, participants will work through an orientation Nearpod module and complete self-assessment and goal setting activities. Then, during the meeting, program personnel will overview the details of each ILP Module, as well as provide whole-group and individualized feedback for revisions to the Candidate’s ILP Goal Setting Plans. By the end of the Induction Launch meeting, Candidates and Mentors will be prepared to collaboratively develop the ILP.   Zoom Session: The Zoom link and Meeting ID will be provided prior to the event. Be sure to join the event before the scheduled start time. If you show up more than 5 minutes after the start time you will not be admitted, and will need to register for another Induction Launch. If you are unable to attend, please cancel your registration two working days prior to the event.
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Date / Time / Location
09/12/2022
4:00 - 5:30 pm
Zoom
Cost
$0
Contact Info
sahinzo@kern.org
(661) 636-4315
Facilitator(s)

Jason Crossley

Induction Launch

This training is open to Induction candidate and mentors only. All Candidates and Mentors will attend an Induction Launch meeting soon after enrolling in the program near the start of the 2022-23 school year. Before attending, participants will work through an orientation Nearpod module and complete self-assessment and goal setting activities. Then, during the meeting, program personnel will overview the details of each ILP Module, as well as provide whole-group and individualized feedback for revisions to the Candidate’s ILP Goal Setting Plans. By the end of the Induction Launch meeting, Candidates and Mentors will be prepared to collaboratively develop the ILP.   Zoom Session: The Zoom link and Meeting ID will be provided prior to the event. Be sure to join the event before the scheduled start time. If you show up more than 5 minutes after the start time you will not be admitted, and will need to register for another Induction Launch. If you are unable to attend, please cancel your registration two working days prior to the event.
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Date / Time / Location
09/08/2022
4;15 - 5:45
Zoom
Cost
$0
Contact Info
sahinzo@kern.org
(661) 636-4315
Facilitator(s)
Tracie McMahon
Jason Crossley

Induction Launch

This training is open to Induction candidate and mentors only. All Candidates and Mentors will attend an Induction Launch meeting soon after enrolling in the program near the start of the 2022-23 school year. Before attending, participants will work through an orientation Nearpod module and complete self-assessment and goal setting activities. Then, during the meeting, program personnel will overview the details of each ILP Module, as well as provide whole-group and individualized feedback for revisions to the Candidate’s ILP Goal Setting Plans. By the end of the Induction Launch meeting, Candidates and Mentors will be prepared to collaboratively develop the ILP.   Zoom Session: The Zoom link and Meeting ID will be provided prior to the event. Be sure to join the event before the scheduled start time. If you show up more than 5 minutes after the start time you will not be admitted, and will need to register for another Induction Launch. If you are unable to attend, please cancel your registration two working days prior to the event.
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Date / Time / Location
09/08/2022
4:00 - 5:30 pm
Zoom
Cost
$0
Contact Info
sahinzo@kern.org
(661) 636-4315
Facilitator(s)

Janeth Barajas

Induction Launch

This training is open to Induction candidate and mentors only. All Candidates and Mentors will attend an Induction Launch meeting soon after enrolling in the program near the start of the 2022-23 school year. Before attending, participants will work through an orientation Nearpod module and complete self-assessment and goal setting activities. Then, during the meeting, program personnel will overview the details of each ILP Module, as well as provide whole-group and individualized feedback for revisions to the Candidate’s ILP Goal Setting Plans. By the end of the Induction Launch meeting, Candidates and Mentors will be prepared to collaboratively develop the ILP. In-Person Session: This Induction Launch will be held in person, so there is no Zoom link or Meeting ID. Be sure to arrive before the scheduled start time in order to find parking, and to give yourself time to find your meeting room before the session begins. If you show up more than 10 minutes after the start time you will not be admitted, and will need to register for another Induction Launch. If you are unable to attend, please cancel your registration two working days prior to the event.
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Date / Time / Location
09/07/2022
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Larry E. Reider Education Center, Room 101
Cost
$0
Contact Info
sahinzo@kern.org
(661) 636-4315
Facilitator(s)
Jason Crossley

Elementary Classroom Management Series

Melissa Romano (Spark Teaching Group) So often this is the hardest part of the new teacher’s experience! Learning how to manage elementary students in effective yet compassionate ways is a real challenge for most new teachers. This session will provide practical ways of helping students be their best selves in the classroom so they can learn.   Series: This is a series with multiple sessions, and by registering for this session you will automatically be registered for all sessions in this series. The Zoom link and meeting ID will be available the day of the event. Be sure to join the event before the scheduled start time. If you show up more than 5 minutes after the start time you will not be admitted. If you are unable to attend, please cancel your registration two working days prior to the event.
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Date / Time / Location
09/07/2022, 10/05/2022, 11/02/2022
4:00 - 5:30 pm
Zoom Link will be emailed 24 hours prior to event.
Cost
$0
Contact Info
sahinzo@kern.org
(661) 636-4315
Who Will Benefit
This is open to Kern County Credentialed Teachers, PIPS, and STPS within partnering Teacher Induction Program districts.
Facilitator(s)
Tracie McMahon

Equity in the Classroom

Monica Washington (Spark Teaching Group) This session will take participants through considerations of equity, how it can look in a classroom and through the relationships we create with our students.   Zoom Session: The Zoom link and Meeting ID will be available the day of the event. Be sure to join the event before the scheduled start time. If you show up more than 5 minutes after the start time you will not be admitted, and will need to register for another Professional Learning session. If you are unable to attend, please cancel your registration two working days prior to the event.
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Date / Time / Location
09/01/2022
4:00-6:00 pm
Zoom
Cost
$0
Contact Info
sahinzo@kern.org
(661) 636-4315
Who Will Benefit
This is open to Kern County Credentialed Teachers, PIPS, and STPS within partnering Teacher Induction Program districts.
Facilitator(s)
Janeth Barajas

Equity and the LCAP

Free Virtual Series EQUITY AND THE LCAP The California State Dashboard’s Equity Reports begin with “equity is at the heart of California’s accountability system.” This series will offer the participant a deeper dive into the requirements, analyze data, engage educational partners, and gather input from the school community. We will explore the eight state priorities, the required metrics to measure, and explore local metrics to shine a light on the successes, challenges, and best practices when developing an LCAP through the local lens. A key component in this 2nd year is to ensure that the LCAP is written in a way that is understandable and accessible to parents. With the diversity of our school communities, participants will explore the dashboard and their local LCAPS and be introduced to the policy aligned to the data analysis. The LCAP is an iterative process, and this series is early in the year and give the participant a head start on the continuous improvement journey through the lens of their own unique student groups.   Facilitated by LISA SALAS BROWN Associate Superintendent, Educational Services Ventura County Office of Education
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Date / Time / Location
8/17/22, 9/28/22, 10/18/22, 11/9/22, 1/11/23, 2/8/23
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Free Virtual Series via Zoom
Cost
Free
Contact Info
kigraham@kern.org
Who Will Benefit
Eligibility Participants must be a K-12 teacher or administrator working in one of our partner counties (Fresno, Kern, Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, or Ventura).
Facilitator(s)
Malaika Bryant
Kimberly Graham

Alternative Education School Leaders

Free Virtual Series ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION SCHOOL LEADERS COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE Alternative Education Leaders face extremely challenging circumstances in very unique educational settings. Alternative Education Schools are difficult to manage, lead, and staff. The 21CSLA Alt Ed Community of Practice is a professional learning group, consisting of job-alike Alt Ed leaders, that will discuss the practices specific to Alternative Education settings. Topics may include: • Creating communities for supporting students; • Understanding how trauma impacts learning and trauma informed practices; • Best practices in implementing legislative/policy updates; • Improving the College Career Indicator and Chronic Absenteeism rates; • Meeting IEP goals and partnerships with Special Education • Transitioning to Alt. Ed. programs and back to the comprehensive site; • Engaging with community partnerships; • Defining what authentic engagement of students and families really looks like; • Discussing the importance of a personalized and caring approach to leadership; • Motivating students as a collaborative and individualized process.  
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Date / Time / Location
10/11/22, 10/25/22, 11/15/22, 12/13/22, 1/10/23, 1/24/23, 2/7/23, 2/28/23, 3/14/23, 3/28/23, 4/11/23, 4/25/23
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Free Virtual Series via Zoom
Cost
Free
Contact Info
kigraham@kern.org
Who Will Benefit
Eligibility Participants must be a K-12 administrator working in one of our partner counties (Fresno, Kern, Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, or Ventura).
Facilitator(s)
Malaika Bryant
Kimberly Graham

Improvement Science Virtual Series

Free Virtual Series ADVANCED: USING IMPROVEMENT SCIENCE TO ADVANCE EQUITY – COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE Improvement science provides a framework and tools for improving inequities and transforming our school systems. However, putting these ideas into practice can be challenging due to a myriad of reasons, including culture, time constraints, and change fatigue. This community of practice is for K-12 leaders who are engaging in improvement science to advance equity and will build the capacity to lead this work. In this social learning space, members will share their experiences, challenges, and learnings to lead and support the real-world application of improvement science practices in education. Jo Ann Isken and Dr. Kristen Rohanna will facilitate this social learning and provide support and guidance. Pre-requisite: Participated in a previous improvement science series/summer institute or has knowledge of improvement science practices. (This series will not teach improvement science foundational concepts.)"   Facilitated by JO ANN ISKEN Principal Leadership Institute, UCLA and Facilitated by DR. KRISTEN ROHANNA Educational Leadership Program UCLA
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Date / Time / Location
10/11/22, 11/15/22, 12/6/22, 1/24/23, 2/21/23, 3/21/23, 4/11/23, 5/9/23
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Free Virtual Series via Zoom
Cost
Free
Contact Info
kigraham@kern.org
Who Will Benefit
Eligibility Participants must be a K-12 teacher or administrator working in one of our partner counties (Fresno, Kern, Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, or Ventura).
Facilitator(s)
Malaika Bryant
Kimberly Graham

Male Leaders of Color Affinity Group

Free Virtual Series MALE LEADERS OF COLOR AFFINITY GROUP This Community of Practice is aimed at empowering male leaders of color in education. Participants will engage in deep reflection about their work, their place within the institution, and how to subvert the ways the institution underserves and marginalizes students, families, and their communities. Leaders will consider how and why changes to both their personal and organizational practices are necessary to ensure socially just schools. Participants will build community among a like-minded group of committed folk, professionally develop technical proficiencies and an aesthetic vision, imbue themselves with a fierce and urgent sense of their leadership charge and cultivate joy and appreciation for educational leadership work that uplifts, energizes and ensures that participants thrive. In doing this, we will also explore the ways that we can be better support for and allies with women school leaders of color.   Facilitated by ANTHONY JACKSON Director, Community Schools Transformation (Retired) Los Angeles Unified School District
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Date / Time / Location
10/7/22, 10/14/22, 10/21/22, 10/28/22, 11/4/22, 11/11/22, 11/18/22, 12/2/22, 12/9/22, 12/16/22
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Free Virtual Series via Zoom
Cost
Free
Contact Info
kigraham@kern.org
Who Will Benefit
Eligibility Participants must be a male K-12 teacher or administrator of color working in one of our partner counties (Fresno, Kern, Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, or Ventura).
Facilitator(s)
Malaika Bryant
Kimberly Graham

Leading While Female

Free Virtual Series LEADING WHILE FEMALE The Leading While Female community of practice is a combination of personal and group discussion for breaking down the barriers and taking action to confront and close the gender equity gap. It draws on the research of feminism, intersectionality, educational leadership, and Cultural Proficiency. This session will help us better: • Understand the impact of faux narratives that foster lack of confidence among girls and women; • Utilize the Tools of Cultural Proficiency to examine barriers to overcome and support functions to locate for your career planning; • Learn from the stories of women leaders who have confronted and overcome barriers to career development, including women who were targets of implicit bias. Let's lead the way for future generations of women leaders!   Facilitated by TINA CUNNINGHAM Coordinator II Los Angeles County Office of Education
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Date / Time / Location
10/7/22, 10/14/22, 10/21/22, 10/28/22, 11/4/22, 11/18/22, 12/2/22
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Free Virtual Series via Zoom
Cost
Free
Contact Info
kigraham@kern.org
Who Will Benefit
Eligibility Participants must be a K-12 teacher or administrator working in one of our partner counties (Fresno, Kern, Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, or Ventura).
Facilitator(s)
Malaika Bryant
Kimberly Graham

New School Leaders

Free Virtual Series NEW SCHOOL LEADERS COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE Join Abdul-Rehman Mohammed Issa for coaching, community building, thought partnering, and support within a cohort of new, engaging leaders navigating the 2022- 23 school year. We’ll meet over twelve, one-hour sessions, and our time together will be spent engaging with the practice of leadership, curriculum and coaching, systems thinking, relationship building, negotiating challenges and conflict, navigating politicized learning environments, sharing successes, and deepening our knowledge around subjects relevant to leading and transforming education towards the actualization of all learners. Issa was a special education teacher before becoming an administrator. He’s led schools pre, during, and post-pandemic and is trained deeply in restorative and trauma-informed practices. He is currently working on his PhD at UC-San Diego, where he is researching manifestations of trauma in school systems and the implementation of equitable, culturally-sustaining/responsive wellbeing interventions for children, school staff, and parents. Facilitated by ABDUL-REHMAN MOHAMMED ISSA Adjunct Professor, CSUDH Fmr. Co-Principal, APEX Academy Fmr. Assistant Principal, Kory Hunter Middle  
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Date / Time / Location
9/30/22, 10/14/22, 10/28/22, 11/18/22, 12/2/22, 12/16/22, 1/13/23, 1/27/23, 2/10/23, 2/24/23, 3/10/23, 3/24/23
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Free Virtual Series via Zoom
Cost
Free
Contact Info
kigraham@kern.org
Who Will Benefit
Eligibility Participants must be a K-12 teacher or administrator working in one of our partner counties (Fresno, Kern, Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, or Ventura).
Facilitator(s)
Malaika Bryant
Kimberly Graham

Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI)

Free Virtual Series DISTRICT-LEVEL JUSTICE, EQUITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION (JEDI) LEADERS COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE District leaders for Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (JEDI) are invited come together to build community, a support system, and engage in professional learning based on topics the group identifies as vital to moving their work forward. This CoP will include learning opportunities from JEDI experts as well as opportunities to share resources and receive feedback on district equity problems of practice.   Facilitated by DR. JAMAAL WILLIAMS Equity, Access & Acceleration Los Angeles County Office of Education
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Date / Time / Location
9/14/22, 10/12/22, 1/11/23, 2/8/23, 3/8/23, 4/12/23, 5/10/23
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Free Virtual Series via Zoom
Cost
Free
Contact Info
kigraham@kern.org
Who Will Benefit
Eligibility Participants must be district-level equity leaders working in one of our partner counties (Fresno, Kern, Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, or Ventura).
Facilitator(s)
Malaika Bryant
Kimberly Graham

Transforming School Cultures: Challenging Everyday Racism

Free Virtual Series TRANSFORMING SCHOOL CULTURES THROUGH CHALLENGING EVERYDAY RACISM Drawing from over 2 decades of research, Dr. Daniel Solórzano and Dr. Lindsay Pérez Huber offer an in-depth analysis of a systemic form of everyday racism commonly experienced by People of Color. Racial microaggressions are layered and cumulative assaults, often carried out in subtle and unconscious ways, which take a psychological and physiological toll on the body, mind, and spirit. Dr. Solórzano and Dr. Pérez Huber make a unique contribution to the study of racial microaggressions by using Critical Race Theory (CRT) to develop the concepts, frameworks, and models. Focusing on the lived experiences of People of Color, Racial Microaggressions can be used to disrupt the everyday racism that continues to target so many Communities of Color.   Facilitated by: DR. DANIEL SOLÓRZANO Professor, Joint Faculty, UCLA and DR. LINDSAY PÉREZ HUBER Associate Professor, CSULB
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Date / Time / Location
1/10/23, 1/17/23, 1/24/23, 1/31/23, 2/7/23, 2/14/23, 2/21/23, 2/28/23, 3/7/23, 3/14/23, 3/21/23, 3/28/23
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Free Virtual Series via Zoom
Cost
Free
Contact Info
kigraham@kern.org
Who Will Benefit
Eligibility Participants must be a K-12 teacher or administrator working in one of our partner counties (Fresno, Kern, Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, or Ventura).
Facilitator(s)
Malaika Bryant
Kimberly Graham

Implicit Bias Awareness & Mitigation

Free Virtual Series IMPLICIT BIAS AWARENESS & MITIGATION For educators to truly strive for equity they must first understand how they may be unintentionally contributing to the problems they seek to solve. In this comprehensive series, world-renowned Social-Psychologist and Implicit Bias trainer Dr. Bryant T. Marks helps participants become aware of how their own subconscious mind can interfere with the positive intentions they have for students and families. Participants will realize that we all have biases and they are a natural part of the human experience. It does not make us bad people. After participants learn about how the unconscious mind works they will have opportunities to reflect and then develop a plan to take action to mitigate their implicit bias using research-based strategies. Upon completion of Implicit Bias training, participants will: • Understand what implicit bias is • Understand how to uncover their own biases • Understand how biases impact others and the organization • Develop a personal action plan to mitigate personal biases • Apply their learning in personal practice Facilitated by: Dr. Bryant T. Marks Founder & Chief Equity Officer, The National Training Institute on Race & Equity; Professor of Psychology, Morehouse College; Former White House Advisor  
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Date / Time / Location
10/6/22, 10/13/22, 10/20,22, 12/1/22, 12/8/22, 2/2/23, 2/9/23, 2/16/23
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Free Virtual Series via Zoom
Cost
Free
Contact Info
kigraham@kern.org
Who Will Benefit
Eligibility Participants must be a K-12 teacher or administrator working in one of our partner counties (Fresno, Kern, Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, or Ventura).
Facilitator(s)
Malaika Bryant
Kimberly Graham

Destigmatizing Mental Health Support

Free Virtual Series DESTIGMATIZING MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT In this series join LMFT and LPCC Michelle Fehlman as she discusses the 12 steps to lessening the stigma of mental health support on school campuses. These steps are: 1. Identify multiple tiers of support 2. Assess Self-Efficacy to identify high needs 3. Introduce mindfulness 4. Teach responsible decision making 5. Encourage thoughtful conversations 6. Foster strong relationships 7. Prioritize physical wellness 8. Teach mental health literacy 9. How to create an emotionally safe environment 10. Skill building for adults responding to mental health needs 11. Engage and collaborate with families 12. Involve community experts Each week we will dive into one of the 12 steps and engage in conversations on how to apply them to your school site. Facilitated by MICHELLE FEHLMAN MS, LMFT, LPCC
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Date / Time / Location
10/5/22, 10/12/22, 10/19/22, 10/26/22, 11/2/22, 11/9/22, 11/30/11, 12/7/22, 12/14/22, 1/11/23, 1/18/23, 1/25/23
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Free Virtual Series via Zoom
Cost
Free
Contact Info
kigraham@kern.org
Who Will Benefit
Eligibility Participants must be a K-12 teacher or administrator working in one of our partner counties (Fresno, Kern, Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, or Ventura).
Facilitator(s)
Malaika Bryant
Kimberly Graham

Five Practices of Equity-Focused School Leaders

Free Virtual Series FIVE PRACTICES OF EQUITY-FOCUSED SCHOOL LEADERSHIP Inequity and inequality operate at all levels of the educational systems, and K-12 leaders at all levels are tasked with the charge of transforming educational systems in order to meet the needs of all students. Leading for equity is challenging work, especially in a time of uncertainty and complexity in a rapidly changing world. This localized professional learning offering will engage leaders at all levels in the work of transformative systems change. Participants will: • Understand how to prepare for equity work by examining key concepts, such as social construction, isms and phobias, privilege, intersectionality, race- neutral ideology, identity and positionality • Understand how to develop an equity leadership team • Understand how to build equity-focused systems by identifying needs and planning systemic change • Understand how to sustain equity work within their educational system Session Dates 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. via Zoom (9:00-12:00 on Oct 4) Oct 4, 18, Nov 8, 29, Dec 13 Facilitated by GEORGE THEOHARIS, Ph.D Professor, Educational Leadership Syracuse University
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Date / Time / Location
10/4/22, 10/18/22, 11/8/22, 12/13/22
9:00 – 11:00 a.m. via Zoom (9:00-12:00 on Oct 4)
Free Virtual Series via Zoom
Cost
Free
Contact Info
kigraham@kern.org
Who Will Benefit
Eligibility Participants must be a K-12 teacher or administrator working in one of our partner counties (Fresno, Kern, Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, or Ventura).
Facilitator(s)
Malaika Bryant
Kimberly Graham

Supporting the African American Learner

For decades, African American students have demonstrated lower performance on most measures of academic achievement and attainment; however, they have received little targeted and meaningful support. We seek to change that dynamic and provide schools and districts with relevant research, resources and promising practices to enable them to make a significant impact on the lives and futures of African American students. The recently released publication, Supporting the African American Learner: A Guide for Transforming Beliefs, Systems and Practices for Black Students (STAAL), presents four foundational principles for changing outcomes for Black students. To support the document, this professional learning opportunity for District and site leaders will familiarize them with the document through experiential learning based on the core principles.
In addition, leaders will hear from educators who are successfully supporting their AA students and spend time reflecting and planning for action.
Facilitators: Dr. Jamaal Williams & Tina Cunningham (LACOE)
Session Dates 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. via Zoom • Principle 1 Training: October 4, 2022 • Principle 2 Training: October 11, 2022 • Principle 3 Training: October 18, 2022 • School Spotlight Panel: November 8, 2022 • Integration, Consultancy, & Planning: February 7, 2023 • Integration, Consultancy, & Planning: February 14, 2023
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Date / Time / Location
10/4/22, 10/11/22, 10/18/22, 11/8/22, 2/4/23, 2/14/23
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Virtual Sessions via Zoom
Cost
Free
Contact Info
kigraham@kern.org
Who Will Benefit
The audience for this offering is district and site leaders.
Facilitator(s)
Malaika Bryant
Kimberly Graham

Fierce Conversations for Leaders – Virtual Sessions

Our work, our relationships, and our lives succeed or fail one conversation at a time. Fierce conversations promote productivity and accountability, while developing leadership skills that ultimately lead to a better you and better outcomes for your organization. This series will cover: Foundations: Make the connection between conversations and your personal and professional success. Teamwork: Solve recurring problems, gain input from all meeting attendees, and help make more informed decisions. Coaching: Surface and address issues critical to success and stimulate self-generated insight and curiosity. Confrontation: Address attitudinal, behavioral or performance issues and confront tough issues with confidence and skill.
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Date / Time / Location
9/13/22,9/20/22, 10/4/22, 10/25/22
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Free Virtual Sessions via Zoom
Cost
Free
Contact Info
kigraham@kern.org
Who Will Benefit
Participants must be a K-12 administrator working in one of our partner counties (Fresno, Kern, Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, or Ventura).
Facilitator(s)
Malaika Bryant
Kimberly Graham

Myths & Misunderstandings of Inclusionary Practices

Free Virtual Series MYTHS AND MISUNDERSTANDINGS OF INCLUSIONARY PRACTICES Inclusionary practices are some of the most misunderstood of all school improvement strategies. Similar to other areas of life, the myths that have evolved over the years are often rooted in fear of the unknown. Please join us in these sessions as we safely and compassionately explore and discover the reality of these powerful practices and the positive impacts they can bring to all students and adults. Facilitated by KIMBERLI BREEN National Behavior Change Agent Affecting Behavior Change Inc. KOI Education Positive Education Consortium Session Dates 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. via Zoom Sep 8, 2022 Sep 15, 2022 Oct 6, 2022 Oct 27, 2022 Nov 3, 2022 Nov 16, 2022
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Date / Time / Location
9/8/22, 9/15/22, 10/6/22, 10/27/22, 11/3/22, 11/16/22
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Free Virtual Series via Zoom
Cost
Free
Contact Info
kigraham@kern.org
Who Will Benefit
Participants must be a K-12 teacher or administrator working in one of our partner counties (Fresno, Kern, Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, or Ventura)
Facilitator(s)
Malaika Bryant
Kimberly Graham

Universal Prekindergarten (UPK) Series

Learning Objectives -
  • Support TK and K children's early learning and will guide teacher's developmentally informed instructional practices.
  • Discuss the nine Early Learning domains and the alignment to Kindergarten content standards.
  • Utilize strategies identified for dual language learners and for children with special needs.
  • Practice using resources to plan early learning environments, interaction and strategies.
  Series: This is a series with multiple sessions, and by registering for this session you will automatically be registered for all sessions in this series. The Zoom link and meeting ID will be available the day of the event. Be sure to join the event before the scheduled start time. If you show up more than 5 minutes after the start time you will not be admitted. If you are unable to attend, please cancel your registration two working days prior to the event.    
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Date / Time / Location
09/01/2022, 9/20/2022
4:00-6:00 pm
Zoom
Cost
$0
Contact Info
sahinzo@kern.org
(661) 636-4315
Who Will Benefit
This is open to Kern County Credentialed Teachers, PIPS, and STPS within partnering Teacher Induction Program districts.
Facilitator(s)
Jason Crossley
Megan Gretona

Math Leadership Network

Focus, plan, and lead to shift classroom practice in a way that leads to increased student confidence and achievement in mathematics!
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Date / Time / Location
09/22/2022, 12/08/2022, 01/19/2023, 03/23/2023
8:30am-11:30am
See registration link
Cost
$350.00
Contact Info
anedwards@kern.org
661-636-4575
Facilitator(s)
Alisa Hamilton



Marylou Long
Zenaida Gallardo
Joaquin Castillo
Hilda Wright
Kyle Atkin

Kern County Science Leadership Network

To develop a countywide network of NGSS champions who will learn and share with each other new innovations that support the implementation of the CA NGSS. This year’s network will focus on key CA NGSS pedagogy and strategies to support students’ sense-making.  
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Date / Time / Location
09/14/2022, 10/26/2022, 11/30/2022, 01/18/2023, 02/15/2023
8:30am-2:00pm
See registration link
Cost
$350.00
Contact Info
anedwards@kern.org
661-636-4575
Facilitator(s)
Michelle Roy

Ed Tech Leaders Network Series

The Educational Technology Leadership Network (EdTLN) provides a networking forum for technology and curriculum leaders and educators in Kern County. We address timely and relevant issues that support a stronger understanding of curriculum, networking, and expertise in technology integration. The EdTLN will be meeting five times during the school year. Agendas reflect current issues and emerging needs.
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Date / Time / Location
10/17/2022, 12/07/2022, 01/25/2023, 03/08/2023, 04/26/202
9:00am-12:00pm
See registration link
Cost
$375.00
Contact Info
anedwards@kern.org
661-636-4575
Facilitator(s)
Zack Safi

Content, Literacy, Inquiry, and Citizenship (CLIC) Network Meeting Series

This network is designed to support teachers, and administrators who would like to learn and share best practices regarding civic engagement, inquiry design, and instructional design.  
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Date / Time / Location
10/20/2022, 12/08/2022, 01/26/2023, 03/09/2023, 04/27/2023
9:00am-12:00pm
See registration link
Cost
$125.00
Contact Info
anedwards@kern.org
661-636-4575
Facilitator(s)
Zack Safi

Claim, Evidence, and Reasoning with NGSS

The goal of the California Next Generation Science Standards (CA NGSS) is to prepare California students to be future citizens and future scientists. Science learning in school leads to citizens with the confidence, ability, and inclination to continue learning about issues, scientific and otherwise, that affect their lives and communities .Achieving this vision for all California students requires that they build toward science mastery through repeated opportunities for meaningful, engaging, and successful learning experiences. Come learn about and experience how the CA NGSS lays out a coherent progression for K-12 science based on accumulated research about science learning.
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Date / Time / Location
05/24/2023, 05/25/2023
8:30am-3:00pm
KCSOS City Centre
Cost
$250.00
Contact Info
anedwards@kern.org
661-636-4575
Facilitator(s)
Jamie Viveros

Outdoor Science: Thinking Outside the Classroom

Research shows that environment-centered education improves student achievement. Whatever your school’s setting—urban, suburban, or rural—you can create stimulating outdoor classrooms for your students, with a little help from Outdoor Science. Come learn about how to create outdoor learning spaces that can be used from year to year—with little extra effort or resources.
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Date / Time / Location
02/28/2023, 03/01/2023
8:30am-3:00pm
CALM (California Living Museum)
Cost
$275.00
Contact Info
anedwards@kern.org
661-636-4575
Facilitator(s)
Michelle Roy

Preparing for the CA Science Test

Although the CA Science Test is only administered to 5th graders, 8th graders, and once during high school, it is the job of the K-12 system to prepare students. Come learn about the implications of teaching and learning for the CAST.
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Date / Time / Location
02/16/2023, 02/17/2023
8:30am-3:00pm
KCSOS City Centre
Cost
$250.00
Contact Info
anedwards@kern.org
661-636-4575
Facilitator(s)
Michelle Roy

Digital Tools

Mathematics should inspire and empower students. In mathematics, the process of learning is often more important than the actual results and knowledge: it teaches students problem-solving, logical reasoning, critical thinking, abstraction, and generalization. These skills are transferable to many other parts of life, even if the specific mathematical topics have no real-life applications. To make this most effective, students should be able to freely explore and be creative. Through the use of digital tools, students discover new patterns, ideas, reason mathematically, and communicate their thinking. The participants will be able to incorporate technology in a mathematics classroom enabling educators to craft powerful collaborative learning experiences that support problem-solving, reasoning, and flexible thinking based on the Rigor Stool from the CDE 2013 Mathematical Framework.
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Date / Time / Location
03/16/2023
9:00am-3:00pm
KCSOS City Centre
Cost
$150.00
Contact Info
anedwards@kern.org
661-636-4575
Facilitator(s)
Marylou Long
Joaquin Castillo

Building Thinking Classrooms

“If students aren’t thinking, everything is difficult. If students are thinking almost anything is possible,” states Peter Liljedahl, author of Building Thinking Classrooms. In this workshop, we will utilize the NCTM teaching practices, specifically emphasizing Implement tasks that promote reasoning and problem-solving, to engage in meaningful ways to create a student-centered classroom where students will collaborate and build positive math identities.
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Date / Time / Location
02/09/2023, 03/02/2023
9:00am-3:00pm
KCSOS City Centre
Cost
$300.00
Contact Info
anedwards@kern.org
661-636-4575
Includes
Materials
Facilitator(s)
Marylou Long
Hilda Wright
Kyle Atkin

Fraction Progression Series

Fractions are part of our everyday life and are a critical part of mathematics learning. Students need a strong foundation of numbers and fractions as they move through their math journey. In this interactive session, participants will engage in the progression of fraction understanding using a variety of tools and resources. We will dive into the conceptual meaning of fractions, equivalent fractions, fraction operations and more. Participants will walk away with specific tools and manipulatives that will support students’ reasoning and understanding of fractions that can be used immediately to build fraction sense.
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Date / Time / Location
11/01/2022, 12/06/2022, 01/31/2023
9:00am-3:00pm
Larry E. Reider Education Center
Cost
$575.00
Contact Info
anedwards@kern.org
661-636-4575
Includes
Materials
Facilitator(s)
Zenaida Gallardo
Hilda Wright

Framework Series

California has adopted a new Math Framework filled with guidance for implementing CA Math Content Standards at high levels. Come and see what’s in this new framework, how it relates to the previous framework, and how it can be used to aid instruction and pedagogy. Each day will build on the previous day’s work for an entire three day series of learning and growing together.
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Date / Time / Location
02/07/2022, 05/09/2023
9:00am-3:00pm
Larry E. Reider Education Center
Cost
$400.00
Contact Info
anedwards@kern.org
661-636-4575
Includes
Materials
Facilitator(s)
Alisa Hamilton



Marylou Long
Zenaida Gallardo
Joaquin Castillo
Hilda Wright
Kyle Atkin

Student-Centered Learning

Participants will learn the principles of student learning, and create screencasts for lessons. Teachers will also acquire strategies for promoting student autonomy, choice, and mastery.
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Date / Time / Location
05/05/2023
9:00am-3:00pm
City Centre
Cost
$250.00
Contact Info
krwatkins@kern.org
661-636-4575
Facilitator(s)
Zack Safi

Project Based Learning Series (Spring)

Participants will learn strategies for developing project-based learning curriculum that engages all learners. In series 1,  participants will identify the principles of PBL. In series 2, participants will create elements of a PBL lesson.
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Date / Time / Location
04/17/2023, 04/24/2023
9:00am-3:00pm
KCSOS City Centre
Cost
$250.00
Contact Info
anedwards@kern.org
661-636-4575
Facilitator(s)
Zack Safi

Equity and Access (Spring)

Participants will understand the principles of equity and access as well as apply Chrome extensions to meet the needs of all learners.
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Date / Time / Location
04/10/2023
9:00am-3:00pm
City Centre
Cost
$125.00
Contact Info
anedwards@kern.org
661-636-4575
Facilitator(s)
Zack Safi

Reciprocal Teaching

Reciprocal teaching is scaffolded, or supported, discussion technique that incorporates four main strategies-predicting, questioning, clarifying, summarizing- that good readers use together to comprehend text.
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Date / Time / Location
12/15/2022
12:30 pm - 3:30pm
KCSOS Access Center Room 116
Cost
$75.00
Contact Info
miyoung@kern.org
661-636-4505
Who Will Benefit
Grades 3 - 12 District Administrators, Site Administrators, Other Instructional Leaders, Teachers (general education and special education)
Includes
Materials
Facilitator(s)

Notice and Note: Strategies for the Close Reading of Fiction

Do you want your students to go beyond simply decoding a text? To comprehend and to think deeply about what they've read? This training will show you how to teach your students to "notice and note" signposts in the texts they're reading. Just like the signposts that guide drivers in the right direction, the fictional signposts will guide your readers toward comprehension.
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Date / Time / Location
11/01/2022
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Larry E. Reider Education Center, Room 101
Cost
$117.00
Contact Info
mafisher@kern.org
661-636-4239
Who Will Benefit
K - 12 Instructional Leaders, Teachers (general education and special education)
Includes
Materials
Facilitator(s)
Mandy Fisher

Strategies for Engagement Series

Teachers will identify various strategies for engaging all learners in a multimedia classroom. Teachers will create an engaging presentation to share with their students.
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Date / Time / Location
03/23/2023, 03/30/2023
9:00am-3:00pm
See registration link
Cost
$250.00
Contact Info
anedwards@kern.org
661-636-4575
Facilitator(s)
Zack Safi

Differentiation with Technology Series (Spring)

Teachers will learn various strategies for using technology to differentiate instruction and facilitate engaging classrooms. In part 1, we examine some basic tools that can be utilized to differentiate. In part 2, we explore how to synthesize multiple tools that can be utilized to differentiate.
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Date / Time / Location
03/06/2022, 3/13/2022
9:00am-3:00pm
KCSOS City Centre
Cost
$250.00
Contact Info
anedwards@kern.org
661-636-4575
Facilitator(s)
Zack Safi

Differentiation with Technology Series (Winter)

Teachers will learn various strategies for using technology to differentiate instruction and facilitate engaging classrooms. In part 1, we examine some basic tools that can be utilized to differentiate. In part 2, we explore how to synthesize multiple tools that can be utilized to differentiate.
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Date / Time / Location
02/21/2023, 02/28/2023
9:00am-3:00pm
See registration link
Cost
$250.00
Contact Info
anedwards@kern.org
661-636-4575
Facilitator(s)
Zack Safi

Video Production

Participants will identify the basic features of a student-created video as a formative or summative assessment. Teachers will create a personalized video with audio, video, and images.
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Date / Time / Location
02/14/2022
9:00am-3:00pm
KCSOS City Centre
Cost
$125.00
Contact Info
anedwards@kern.org
661-636-4575
Facilitator(s)
Zack Safi

Social Media

Participants will identify the principles of social media for education as well as learn strategies for creating engaging social media posts using popular platforms.
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Date / Time / Location
02/27/2022
9:00am-3:00pm
KCSOS City Centre
Cost
$125.00
Contact Info
anedwards@kern.org
661-636-4575
Facilitator(s)
Zack Safi

Canva.com

Participants will utilize Canva for education to create engaging and multimedia presentations as a form of formative assessment.
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Date / Time / Location
01/31/2022
9:00am-3:00pm
KCSOS City Centre
Cost
$125.00
Contact Info
anedwards@kern.org
661-636-4575
Facilitator(s)
Zack Safi

Engaging Presentations

Participants will learn how to customize the displays of information to create engaging presentations they can share with their students.
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Date / Time / Location
01/24/2022
9:00am-3:00pm
KCSOS City Centre
Cost
$125.00
Contact Info
anedwards@kern.org
661-636-4575
Facilitator(s)
Zack Safi

Digital Inquiry Lesson Plans

Participants will identify the core elements of an inquiry before creating their own digital inquiries using various Google tools.
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Date / Time / Location
01/17/2023
9:00am-3:00pm
KCSOS City Centre
Cost
$125.00
Contact Info
anedwards@kern.org
661-636-4575
Facilitator(s)
Zack Safi

CAASPP & ELPAC Accessibility Features

Participants will identify the CAASPP and ELPAC accessibility features for universal and designated supports. Teachers will learn how Chrome extensions can be utilized to provide access to all learners throughout the year.
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Date / Time / Location
01/01/2023
9:00am-3:00pm
KCSOS City Centre
Cost
$125.00
Contact Info
anedwards@kern.org
661-636-4575
Facilitator(s)
Zack Safi

Engagement with Games

Participants will evaluate various educational games and programs before creating their own games to play with students the next day.
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Date / Time / Location
12/06/2022
9:00am-3:00pm
Larry E. Reider Education Center
Cost
$125.00
Contact Info
anedwards@kern.org
661-636-4575
Facilitator(s)
Zack Safi

Scaffolding for English Language Support

Participants will learn how to leverage accessibility tools to provide access for all students including English Learners. The emphasis will be on dual coding, translating technology, and digital accessibility features that mirror those on the ELPAC.
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Date / Time / Location
11/01/2022
9:00am-3:00pm
Larry E. Reider Education Center
Cost
$125.00
Contact Info
anedwards@kern.org
661-636-4575

Thinking Map Huddle

Now that you are using Thinking Maps, dive a little deeper and discover some new ways to extend learning with the maps. Share best practices, collaborate with others using Thinking Maps and learn new information. Attend all 7 huddles or just the topics you want to know more about.
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Date / Time / Location
November 2022, December 2022, Jan 2023, Feb 2023, Mar 2023, April 2023, May 2023
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual
Cost
$75.00 per session
Contact Info
miyoung@kern.org
66-636-4505
Who Will Benefit
District Administrators, Site Administrators, Other Instructional Leaders, Teachers (general education and special education)
Facilitator(s)
Mandy Fisher

Thinking Maps: Language for Learning

Thinking Maps is a set of eight visual patterns that correlate to specific cognitive processes. They are used across all grades and content areas to build the critical thinking, problem-solving, comprehension, and communication skills necessary for academic success in every domain.
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Date / Time / Location
07/22/2022, 10/20/2022, 12/01/2022
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
July - Larry E. Reider Education Center, Room 101 October - TBA December - KCSOS Access Center
Cost
$895.00
Contact Info
miyoung@kern.org
661-636-4505
Who Will Benefit
District Administrators, Site Administrators, Other Instructional Leaders, Teachers (general education and special education)
Includes
Materials
Facilitator(s)
Mandy Fisher

High Impact Strategies for Comprehension (All Content Areas)

Reading comprehension is the act of understanding what you are reading. While the definition can be simply stated, the act is not simple to teach, learn, or practice. It is an intentional, active, interactive process that occurs before, during, and after a person reads.
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Date / Time / Location
10/07/2022
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Larry E. Reider Education Center, Room 101
Cost
$125.00
Contact Info
miyoung@kern.org
661-636-4505
Who Will Benefit
District Administrators, Site Administrators, Other Instructional Leaders, Teachers (general education and special education)
Includes
Materials
Facilitator(s)
Mandy Fisher

Parents as Reading Partners

Reading at Home- Tips for Supporting Your Child School-aged children build skills in a variety of areas to become successful readers. Parents play an essential role in helping to develop lifelong readers and a love of reading in their children.
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Date / Time / Location
10/2022, 01/2023
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual
Cost
Free
Contact Info
miyoung@kern.org
661-636-4505
Who Will Benefit
District Administrators, Site Administrators, Other Instructional Leaders, Teachers (general education and special education)
Facilitator(s)

Kern’s CanvasCon 2022

What is Kern CanvasCon?

Kern CanvasCon is a one-day professional learning event in partnership with Kern County Superintendent of Schools and Kern High School District. Hear from educators and administrators who use Canvas to support teaching and learning wherever it happens—whether that’s fully remote, blended, or in person.

What you can expect:

Hear from an exciting keynote. Choose your own track-- novice, advanced user, and coach/admin. Learn new strategies. Get your questions answered. Swap stories with other Canvas-using educators like yourself!

Interested in presenting? Call for Proposals is open until July 15th. Presenters will receive free registration. Submit your session proposals here: https://bit.ly/KernCanvasCon
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Date / Time / Location
9/10/22
8:30 AM
Ridgeview High School
Cost
$250.00
Contact Info
jabumatay@kern.org
661-636-4628
Includes
Continental Breakfast & Lunch
Facilitator(s)
Krista Herrera
Cole Sampson

Power in Equity in Education Symposium: Choosing to See

Join us for this year's The Power of Equity in Education Symposium: Choosing to See on October 20, 2022! We will continue to focus on the best practices to strengthen our systems to more effectively prepare and respond to the needs of all students and create the conditions for them to thrive. More information regarding keynote speakers and breakout sessions to come! This year we will also be holding a half day pre-conference on October 19th at an additional cost. The Cost of Poverty Experience (COPE) is a 2.5 hour interactive simulation that highlights the lived realities and human impact of poverty. COPE is an experiential training that gives educators an opportunity to experience poverty firsthand through the eyes of real students and families.

Educators who attend COPE will gain a deeper insight into the realities of their students’ families who are experiencing poverty. It is designed for educators to see what the students they teach experience as their families navigate the system of social service organizations, governmental agencies and social challenges they face living in poverty.

The COPE pre-conference will be offered at two different time options on October 19th: 9-11:45 AM or 1-3:45 PM *Space is limited* Pricing will be as follows:   A thank you to our sponsor, 21st Century CSLA!
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Date / Time / Location
10/20/22
8:00 A.M.
Bakersfield Marriott, 801 Truxtun Ave.
Cost
Pre-Conference *Optional COPE Training October 19th $50 Early Bird Registration (Through August 15) $225 General Registration (After August 15) $250
Contact Info
jabumatay@kern.org
661-636-4628
Who Will Benefit
District and Site Administration, TOSAs, Teachers, Coaches, Educational Leaders
Includes
Continental Breakfast & Lunch
Facilitator(s)
Krista Herrera