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Event Title Date Section Details
05/17/2024, 08/02/2024, 10/25/2024
12/13/2023 1/31/2024 2/09/2024 3/05/2024
12/11/2023 LER 101 01/23/2024 CC 1A 02/06/2024 CC 1B 02/27/2024 LER 101
11/28/2023, 01/30/2024, 03/19/2024, 05/21/2024,
09/29/2023, 10/10/2023, 11/08/2023, 01/17/2024, 02/14/2024, 03/14/2024, 04/19/2024
1/30/2024, 2/28/2024, 3/15/2024, 4/10/2024 (half-day zoom), 4/25/2025
1/31/2024, 2/6/2024, 2/13/2024, 2/29/2024
02/29/2024
02/28/2024
9/5/23, 11/7/23, 2/6/24, 4/2/24
10/20/2023
1/17/2024
11/6/2023
10/16/2023
9/20/2023
3/1/2024
12/8/2023
9/01/2023
8/09/2023 - 8/11/2023
11/28/2023
09/28/2023, 02/22/2024
09/29/23
04/19/2024
04/19/2024
01/26/2024
01/18/2024 - 01/19/2024
9/13/2023; 11/08/2023; 01/17/2024; 03/13/2024
10/26/23
10/11/2023, 01/24/2024, 03/14/2024, 05/22/2024
8/29/2023; 12/12/23; 03/5/24; 05/21/24
12/07/2023 - 12/08/2023
10/20/2023
9/15/2023
08/24/2023 - 08/25/2023
5/22/2024
3/6/2024
10/25/2023
Available upon request
10/06/23, 02/02/24
09/29/23, 01/19/24
09/22/23, 01/26/24
09/12/23, 11/14/23, 02/13/24, 04/16/24
08/30/2023 - In person 10/25/2023, 12/13/2023, 01/24/2024, 02/07/2024, 04/17/2024 - Zoom
02/28/2024
10/24/2023, 12/5/2023
09/28/2023, 11/2/2023, 01/23/2024, 03/12/2024
09/19/2023, 11/15/2023
08/011/2023, 01/22/2024
12/12/2023
09/19/2023
03/11/2024
02/09/2024
01/25/2024
12/04/2023
11/29/2023
11/16/2023
01/30/2024
10/19/23, 10/24/23
10/18/23, 12/11/23, 01/22/24, 02/26/24, 04/11/24
02/13/14
10/11/23
10/10/2023
10/05/23, 11/09/23, 01/11/23, 02/08/24, 03/20/24
11/07/23, 01/16/24
09/28/23, 10/02/23
02/28/24, 03/04/24
09/7/23, 09/20/23
10/17/23, 12/5/23, 1/23/24, 3/5/24
10/10/23; 11/7/23
02/15/23; 04/04/2023
07/27/23
08/08/23
10/12/2023, 11/28/2023
11/19/2023, 12/7/2023, 1/18/2024
9/12/23, 9/19/23
10/3/23, 12/19/23, 2/6/24, 5/7/24
02/01/24 & 02/22/24
11/30/23, 12/13/23
2/13/24, 2/27/24
10/5/23, 11/2/23
09/21/2023 & 10/26/2023
1/18/24, 1/25/24
9/13/23, 10/25/23, 11/15/23, 1/17/24, 2/13/24
09/21/2023, 10/12/2023, 12/14/2023, 01/11/2024, 03/07/2024, 04/11/2024, 05/09/2024
9/26/23
09/14/2023, 03/07/2024
06/29/2023
05/05/2023
05/09/2023
05/24/2023
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
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
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
9/14/22, 10/12/22, 1/11/23, 2/8/23, 3/8/23, 4/12/23, 5/10/23
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
02/07/2022, 05/09/2023
05/05/2023
04/17/2023, 04/24/2023
November 2022, December 2022, Jan 2023, Feb 2023, Mar 2023, April 2023, May 2023

The Implementation Collaborative Community of Practice

The mission of the Implementation Collaborative Community of Practice (CoP) is to empower and inspire schools and districts requiring targeted support. We aim to create a collaborative and dynamic network where educational leaders, practitioners, and partners come together to share knowledge, expertise, and resources, ultimately improving the educational experiences and outcomes of our students.
Date / Time / Location
05/17/2024, 08/02/2024, 10/25/2024
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
City Centre 1300 17th Street 1A Bakersfield CA 93301
Contact Info
karuelas@kern.org
661-636-4165
Who Will Benefit
Facilitator(s)

Jonathan Gage

East Kern LCAP Development Series: Equity, Impact, and the New Template

LOCAL CONTROL ACCOUNTABILITY PLAN The Series will focus on:
  • Developing an understanding of the new LCAP template
  • Effectively engaging educational partners in the development of the LCAP
  • Meeting the needs of all students through LCAP actions
  • Using KiDS to monitor implementation of the LCAP
  • Sharing local LCAP development and implementation practices
Date / Time / Location
12/13/2023 1/31/2024 2/09/2024 3/05/2024
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
EAST KERN MOJAVE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT 3200 PAT AVE, MOJAVE, CA 93501
Cost
$0.00
Contact Info
karuelas@kern.org
661-636-4165
Facilitator(s)


Lilly Rosenberger
Chris Persons
Michael Hernandez
Jonathan Gage

LCAP Development Series: Equity, Impact, and the New Template

LOCAL CONTROL ACCOUNTABILITY PLAN The Series will focus on:
  • Developing an understanding of the new LCAP template
  • Effectively engaging educational partners in the development of the LCAP
  • Meeting the needs of all students through LCAP actions
  • Using KiDS to monitor implementation of the LCAP
  • Sharing local LCAP development and implementation practices
Date / Time / Location
12/11/2023 LER 101 01/23/2024 CC 1A 02/06/2024 CC 1B 02/27/2024 LER 101
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Bakersfield Locations: LARRY RIDER BUILDING 2000 K STREET, BAKERSFIELD, CA 93301 CITY CENTRE 1300 17TH ST, BAKERSFIELD, CA 93301
Cost
$0.00
Contact Info
karuelas@kern.org
661-636-4165
Facilitator(s)


Lilly Rosenberger
Chris Persons
Michael Hernandez
Jonathan Gage

State and Federal Networks 2023-2024

Join us for an opportunity to stay up-to-date with state and federal guidance, program planning, and compliance monitoring as well as CALPADS and Assessment Updates. This network also offers a chance to collaborate and share ideas on effective implementation of state & federal programs and gather resources to support this work. State and Federal Program Directors play a critical role in ensuring that programs are effective, efficient, and equitable. Join the State & Federal Network and Assessment Network to stay up to date with state and federal guidance, compliance monitoring, and program planning. This network will offer support in navigating complex regulations and program guidelines, data reporting in compliance with regulations and guidelines, and addressing inequities to ensure that all students have equal access to services and support. We will also provide Regional Assessment Network updates, including updates related to CAASPP and the state accountability system.
Date / Time / Location
11/28/2023, 01/30/2024, 03/19/2024, 05/21/2024,
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
KCSOS - City Centre 1300 17th Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301 1st & 3rd Session Room 1B 2nd & 4th Session Room 1A
Cost
$150.00
Contact Info
karuelas@kern.org
661-636-4165
Who Will Benefit
State & Federal Directors, Assessment Coordinators, and Superintendents or Assistant Superintendents that oversee state & federal programs.
Includes
$150 which includes monthly State & Federal District and School-Level compliance checklists to help you stay on track with the multitude of state & federal program requirements throughout the year.
Facilitator(s)
Lilly Rosenberger
Jonathan Gage
Kyle Atkin

East Kern Administrative Champions for Students with Disabilities

Join us throughout this next year as we provide professional learning sessions designed specifically for school site administrators/designees who desire to become champions for students with disabilities. In these sessions, you will gain practical strategies and tools to create an inclusive and supportive environment for all learners. Coaching is available for those interested. KERN Potential topics include:
  • Role of the Administrator in an IEP
  • Family Engagement
  • Appropriate curriculum, curriculum supports, and intervention for SWD
  • Supporting SPED Staff
  • Supporting general ed teachers with SWD
  • Co-teaching models and successful implementation
  • Evaluation of certificated staff (SPED and general ed teachers)
  • Analyzing data for SWD to close the achievement gap
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Date / Time / Location
11/06/2023, 12/04/2023
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
SIERRA VISTA-INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES 1323 N NORMA STREET, RIDGECREST, CA 93555
Cost
There is no cost associated with this event.
Contact Info
karuelas@kern.org
661-636-4165
Facilitator(s)


Chris Persons

Principal & Assistant Principal 2023-2024 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. Our network will meet in-person and we look forward to:
  • Hosting keynote speakers
  • Sharing Leadership Best Practices
  • Participating in the Cost of Poverty Experience
  • Learning at the School Culture Summit
  • Offering individual coaching by request
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Date / Time / Location
09/29/2023, 10/10/2023, 11/08/2023, 01/17/2024, 02/14/2024, 03/14/2024, 04/19/2024
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
All meetings will be in person. Some meetings will be held at KCSOS LER - 2000 K STREEET and others at KCSOS CC - 1300 17TH STREET. 1st Session LER Room 204 2nd Session LER 101 3rd Session LER 101 4th Session CC 1B 5th Session CC 1B 6th Session LER 204 7th Session LER 101
Cost
There is no cost associated with this event.
Contact Info
karuelas@kern.org
661-636-4165
Facilitator(s)
Candi Huizar
Michael Hernandez

PBIS Tier II Implementation Team Training – Cohort 2

PBIS Tier II Cohort 2 Flyer Come join your Region 8 California PBIS representatives for 4.5 days of PBIS TIer II Implementation Team Training at Kern County Superintendent of Schools (KCSOS). This training is accompanied with the essential components necessary to scale up your existing Tier I structures to meet the needs of student needing additional support. During this training teams will be able to:
  • Align a request for assistance form into Tier II services by identifying data decision rules
  • Match interventions to student need and fidelity to Check In Check Out (CICO)
  • Follow a Tier II action plan that is directly aligned with the Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI)
Upon registration, our team will guide each site through exploration and readiness documents which will assure team members are identified and registered for the appropriate training. *Prerequisite: For Proper scaling up, we strongly encourage a TFI score of 70% or higher for Tier I.
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Date / Time / Location
1/30/2024, 2/28/2024, 3/15/2024, 4/10/2024 (half-day zoom), 4/25/2025
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Larry E. Reider Builer Room # 101
Cost
$6,000 Per Team
Contact Info
crgilbertson@kern.org
661-636-4563
Who Will Benefit
Target audience: Teachers, TOSAs, Academic Coaches, district and site administrators
Facilitator(s)

PBIS Tier I Implementation Team Training – Cohort 2

PBIS Tier 1 Training - Cohort 2 - '23-'24 Flyer   Representing Region 8 for California PBIS, come join us at Kern County Superintendent of Schools (KCSOS) for 4.5 days of PBIS Tier I Implementation Team Training. This training is accompanied with the knowledge and resources that will allow your team to:
  • Systematically implement PBIS Tier I principles
  • Follow an action plan that is directly aligned with the Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI)
  • Access to our PBIS Technical Assistance Coaches Network
Upon registration, our team will guide each site through exploration and readiness documents which will assure team members are identified and registered for the appropriate training.
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Date / Time / Location
11/14/2023, 1/19/2023, 2/26/2024, 3/13/2024 (half-day zoom), 4/24/2024
8:00 am - 3: 30 pm
Larry E. Reider Building
Cost
$6,000 per team
Contact Info
crgilbertson@kern.org
661-636-4563
Who Will Benefit
Target audience:  Teachers, TOSAs, Academic Coaches, district and site administrators
Facilitator(s)

Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

APPROVED UDL Flyer WHAT IS UDL: UDL is an evidenced-based educational frame work that offers variability in how students access, engage with, and demonstrate their learning. It supports teachers in identifying barriers to learning and designing lessons to increase student engagement and learning. WHY UDL:
  • Stimulates motivation & sustains enthusiasm for learning by promoting various ways of engaging with the material.
  • Presents information & content in a variety of ways to support understanding by students with different learning styles/abilities.
  • Offers options for students to demonstrate their learning in various ways.
WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT UDL? Now offering a professional learning series to develop understanding & support with classroom implementation of UDL: All sessions will be 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Date / Time / Location
1/31/2024, 2/6/2024, 2/13/2024, 2/29/2024
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Larry E. Reider Building - Room #101 (First Floor)
Cost
$500.00
Contact Info
crgilbertson@kern.org
661-636-4563
Who Will Benefit
Target audience: TK-12 Teachers, TOSAs, Academic Coaches, district and site administrators
Facilitator(s)

Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) Workshop

MTSS Flyer

The Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports Workshop is a comprehensive professional development opportunity designed to:

  • Empower educators with the knowledge and tools to create inclusive learning environments
  • Foster collaboration among Gen Ed & SPED teachers to meet the needs of the whole child
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Date / Time / Location
11/09/2023
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Larry E. Reider - Room #101 (1st floor)
Cost
$125.00
Contact Info
crgilbertson@kern.org
661-636-4563
Who Will Benefit
Teachers, administrators, & academic coaches focused on developing inclusive strategies. Special Promo: For every general education teacher that registers, school sites will be able to send a special education teacher free of cost. BOGO!
Facilitator(s)

Authentic Language Integration Across Secondary Disciplines

To truly reach, and exceed, rigorous standards, students need to learn how to use language to clearly communicate to build up whole ideas that are valued in the discipline. This session will equip educators to improve reading, writing, and oral language production across disciplines. Participants will gain:
  • Culturally sustaining teaching and learning practices that emphasize interacting to use language authentically and build up core ideas in different disciplines.
  •  Ways to foster engagement and enhance existing activities for more communication, language use, and peer connections.
  •  Ideas for valuing what students bring to the communication and idea-building tables.
  •  Next steps for implementing the theory and practices across content areas and grade levels
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Date / Time / Location
02/29/2024
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
TBD
Cost
$250.00
Contact Info
jemeans@kern.org
661-636-4230
Who Will Benefit
6-12 teachers, administrators, coaches, TOSAs, and specialists
Includes
continental breakfast, lunch, book, and virtual follow-up session
Facilitator(s)

Authentic Language Integration Across Diciplines

To truly reach, and exceed, rigorous standards, students need to learn how to use language to clearly communicate to build up whole ideas that are valued in the discipline. This session will equip educators to improve reading, writing, and oral language production across disciplines. Participants will gain:

  • Culturally sustaining teaching and learning practices that emphasize interacting to use language authentically and build up core ideas in different disciplines
  • Ways to foster engagement and enhance existing activities for more communication, language use, and peer connections
  • Ideas for valuing what students bring to the communication and idea-building tables
  • Next steps for implementing the theory and practices across content areas and grade levels
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Date / Time / Location
02/28/2024
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
City Center Room 1B
Cost
$250.00
Contact Info
jemeans@kern.org
661-636-4230
Who Will Benefit
K-6 teachers, administrator's, coaches, TOSAs, and Specialists
Includes
continental breakfast, lunch, "The Communication Effect"
Facilitator(s)

Administrative Champions for Students with Disabilities

Join us throughout the year as we provide professional learning sessions designed specifically for school site administrators/designees who desire to become champions for students with disabilities. In these sessions, you will gain practical strategies and tools to create an inclusive and supportive environment for all learners. Coaching is available for those interested.
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Date / Time / Location
9/5/23, 11/7/23, 2/6/24, 4/2/24
9:00am - 12:00 pm
See OMS for locations
Cost
free
Contact Info
SELPA-Workshops@kern.org
(661) 636-4886
Facilitator(s)

Chris Persons

Working Effectively with Parents

This workshop is designed to assist local educational agencies and all staff who work directly with parents. Workshop Objectives:
  • Participants will understand the proper mindset for working with parents.
  • Participants will understand parenting styles & how to handle them.
  • Participants will understand toxic parenting styles.
  • Participants will learn general strategies for working with parents.
APPROVED Flyer - Working Effectively with Parents Training - 10-20-2023
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Date / Time / Location
10/20/2023
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Check-in starts at 12:30 p.m.
Location will be provided upon registration.
Cost
$100.00
Contact Info
dehernandez@kern.org
661-636-4051
Who Will Benefit
Any personnel working directly with parents.
Facilitator(s)

Threat Assessment Response and Postvention

A threat is a communication of intent to harm someone that may be spoken, written, gestured, or expressed in some other form, such as via text messaging, email, or other digital means. When in doubt, treat the communication or behavior as a threat and conduct a threat assessment. Threats that are not easily recognized as harmless should be reported to the school administrator or other team members. This training will review best practices for conducting a threat assessment, determining the severity of the threat, and the aftermath of a threat. APPROVED Flyer - Threat Assessment Response and Postvention
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Date / Time / Location
1/17/2024
8:30 am - 12:30 pm Check-in starts at 8:15 a.m.
Online (Webinar, Online Class, Etc.)
Cost
$135.00 per individual
Contact Info
jespinoza@kern.org
661-636-4055
Who Will Benefit
District and Site Leadership, Teachers, School Social Workers, School Psychologists, School Counselors, Deans, HR, and Safe Schools Coordinators
Facilitator(s)

Developing School Based Threat Assessment Teams (TAT)

A threat assessment team consists of ongoing multi-disciplinary threat assessment and threat management. Involving members from an array of disciplines that enhances the team’s ability to:
  • Identify developing concerns/threats.
  • Gather information from multiple sources and organizational silos.
  • Maximize skills and resources to address concerns.
  • Monitor outcomes.
Enhance the district’s/school’s overall ability to:
  • Communicate (to, from, and within the team).
  • Collaborate (working together for the best awareness and outcomes).
  • Coordinate (engaging in purposeful planning and coordination of actions and interventions within the team and with outside partners).
Participants will review roles and responsibilities of members within the threat assessment team. APPROVED Flyer - Developing School Based Threat Assessment Teams (TAT)
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Date / Time / Location
11/6/2023
8:30 am - 12:30 pm Check-in starts at 8:15 a.m.
Online (Webinar, Online Class, Etc.)
Cost
$135.00 per individual
Contact Info
jespinoza@kern.org
661-636-4055
Who Will Benefit
District and Site Leadership, Teachers, School Social Workers, School Psychologists, School Counselors, Deans, HR, and Safe Schools Coordinators
Facilitator(s)

Lessons Learned: Best Practices for Identifying Threats

Ensuring the safety and well-being of students and staff is of great importance within educational environments. To strengthen the ability of school administrators, educators, and security personnel to identify and address potential threats effectively, it is essential to adopt best practices in school threat assessment. By incorporating insights from recent cases and reports published by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the United States Secret Service (USSS), the School Threat Assessment Training offers a comprehensive approach to enhancing school security. This training program is specifically designed to equip attendees with valuable insights into current trends, patterns, and risk factors associated with school threats, enabling them to make informed decisions and take proactive measures. APPROVED Flyer - Lessons Learned Best Practices for Identifying Threats
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Date / Time / Location
10/16/2023
8:30 am - 12:30 pm Check-in starts at 8:00 a.m.
Online (Webinar, Online Class, Etc.)
Cost
$135.00 per individual
Contact Info
jespinoza@kern.org
661-636-4055
Who Will Benefit
District and Site Leadership, Teachers, School Social Workers, School Psychologists, School Counselors, Deans, HR, and Safe Schools Coordinators
Facilitator(s)

Active Assailant/Stop The Bleed

Active Assailant training examines behavioral Indicators and How to Respond. We will cover the fundamental elements of behavioral recognition of an active shooter such as understanding and articulating physical cues, tactical cues, and weapons cues. One of the best ways to increase a person’s likelihood of survival when severely injured during active assailant incident is to quickly stop severe bleeding. School staff can provide initial life-saving measures. The Stop the Bleed helps those with no medical training stop a bleed before first responders arrive. Active Shooter/Assailant: Behavioral Indicators and How to Respond will cover the fundamental elements of behavioral recognition of an active shooter such as understanding and articulating physical cues, tactical cues, and weapons cues. APPROVED Flyer - Active Assailant Stop The Bleed
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Date / Time / Location
9/20/2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Check-in starts at 8:30 a.m.
Location will be provided upon registration.
Cost
$135.00 per individual
Contact Info
jespinoza@kern.org
661-636-4055
Who Will Benefit
District and/or school site administrators, school staff members, law enforcement, and community members involved in the collaborative safe school planning process
Facilitator(s)

TRACK Truancy Coalition Meeting

The Agenda will be posted closer to the meeting date. If you are not on our email list, please contact Graciela Garcia at grgarcia@kern.org to have your name added. APPROVED Flyer - TRACK Save the Date 2023-2024
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Date / Time / Location
3/1/2024
8:30 am - 10:30 am Check-in starts at 8:00 a.m.
Location will be sent upon registering.
Cost
$0
Contact Info
jespinoza@kern.org
661-636-4055
Who Will Benefit
TRACK Representatives (Truancy Reduction & Attendance Coalition of Kern)
Facilitator(s)

TRACK Truancy Coalition Meeting

The Agenda will be posted closer to the meeting date. If you are not on our email list, please contact Graciela Garcia at grgarcia@kern.org to have your name added. APPROVED Flyer - TRACK Save the Date 2023-2024
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Date / Time / Location
12/8/2023
8:30 am - 10:30 am Check-in starts at 8:15 a.m.
Online (Webinar, Online Class, Etc.)
Cost
$0
Contact Info
jespinoza@kern.org
661-636-4055
Who Will Benefit
TRACK Representatives (Truancy Reduction & Attendance Coalition of Kern)
Facilitator(s)

TRACK Truancy Coalition Meeting

The Agenda will be posted closer to the meeting date. If you are not on our email list, please contact Graciela Garcia at grgarcia@kern.org to have your name added. APPROVED Flyer - TRACK Save the Date 2023-2024
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Date / Time / Location
9/01/2023
8:30 am - 10:30 am Check-in starts at 8:00 a.m.
Location will be sent upon registering.
Cost
$0
Contact Info
jespinoza@kern.org
661-636-4055
Who Will Benefit
TRACK Representatives (Truancy Reduction & Attendance Coalition of Kern)
Facilitator(s)

Campus Security/Supervisors Training

This series of workshops will provide training to Campus Supervisors who have the responsibility for the security and the protection of students, personnel, and property at school sites. This training is designed for all levels of staff, especially campus monitors, campus supervisors, campus security officers, and their immediate supervisors. The full series provides the 24 hours of training required by the Education Code Section 38001.5 for campus security supervisors. Participants will receive valuable and updated information that will increase their effectiveness and may reduce their district's potential for liability. APPROVED Flyer - Campus Security Supervisors Training - Aug 9-11, 2023
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Date / Time / Location
8/09/2023 - 8/11/2023
8:00 am - 4:00 pm Check in will begin at 7:45 am. Training will begin at 8 am sharp.
Location will be provided upon registration.
Cost
$385.00 per individual
Contact Info
jespinoza@kern.org
661-636-4055
Who Will Benefit
District and/or School Site Administrators, Campus Security/Supervisors
Includes
Participants will receive a certificate verifying successful completion.
Facilitator(s)

Fall ELPAC TOT

Get ready for ELPAC testing! This workshop will focus on prepping for ELPAC before, during and after. Attendees will:
  • learn to realiably and validly administer the ELPAC
  • be oriented to the ELPAC with Assessment 101 informatio
  • get familiar with available resources to support all site coordinators and the tasks you need to complete for the Summative ELPAC
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Date / Time / Location
11/28/2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
TBD
Cost
$50.00
Contact Info
shmcwilliams@kern.org
6616364739
Who Will Benefit
New ELPAC Coordinators or those who want a refresher
Includes
materials
Facilitator(s)

Zack Safi

ELD 101 – New Teachers / Refresher

California is home to approximately two million multilingual learners. In order to serve the cultural and linguistic needs of our EL’s, the ELD Standards were developed to AMPLIFY the Common Core State Standards(CCSS). In this work, participants will experience a deep dive into the typology and proficiencies of our English learners. In addition, educators will create a firm understanding of integrated and designated ELD
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Date / Time / Location
09/28/2023, 02/22/2024
8:30 am - 11:30 am
Cost
$150.00
Contact Info
roalfaro@kern.org
661-636-4425
Who Will Benefit
Site Administrators, Other Instructional Leaders, Teachers (general education and special education), Paraprofessionals

The Art of Socratic Seminars

We will explore the Socratic Seminar format and structure, reviewing the nuts and bolts for planning purposes. During the workshop we will experience a Socratic Seminar and debrief by networking with grade level colleagues and begin planning steps on how to implement the strategy in the classroom.We will explore the Socratic Seminar format and structure, reviewing the nuts and bolts for planning purposes. During the workshop we will experience a Socratic Seminar and debrief by networking with grade level colleagues and begin planning steps on how to implement the strategy in the classroom.
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Date / Time / Location
09/29/23
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
City Center Room 1A 1300 17th Street
Cost
$125.00
Contact Info
jemeans@kern.org
661-636-4230
Who Will Benefit
Other Instructional Leaders, Teachers (general education and special education)
Facilitator(s)
Gena Lieske

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. Click on the link below to view this training's flyer: APPROVED Flyer - Non-Suicidal Self Injury Training - 4-19-2024  
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Date / Time / Location
04/19/2024
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Check-in starts at 7:30 a.m.
Will be sent upon registering.
Cost
$120.00 per individual
Contact Info
jecoggan@kern.org
661-636-4025
Who Will Benefit
School social workers, school psychologists, community specialists, Interventionists, counselors, mental health providers, and administrators
Includes
Access to livebinder
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. Click on the link below to view this training's flyer: APPROVED Flyer - Conflict Mediation and De-Escalation Tech - 4-19-2024
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Date / Time / Location
04/19/2024
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Check-in at 12:30 pm
Will be sent upon registering.
Cost
$120.00 per individual
Contact Info
jecoggan@kern.org
661-636-4025
Who Will Benefit
School social workers, interventionist, counselors, mental health providers, and Administrators
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. Click on the link below to view this training's flyer: APPROVED Flyer - Aggression Replacement Training (A.R.T.) Booster 1-26-2024
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Date / Time / Location
01/26/2024
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Check-in starts at 7:30 a.m.
Will be sent upon registering.
Cost
The Booster session costs were included in the training fees.
Contact Info
jecoggan@kern.org
661-636-4025
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.
Facilitator(s)

Forward Thinking Interactive Journaling

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. Learning Objectives:
  • Describe the Forward Thinking Interactive Journaling® System.
  • Present foundational principles and theoretical underpinnings that support the use of journaling as an effective behavioral change strategy.
  • Demonstrate effective methods to implement Forward Thinking to support at-risk teens.
  • Practice the most powerful facilitation techniques for using Forward Thinking Interactive Journaling® with youth.
Click on the link below to view this training's flyer: APPROVED Flyer - Forward Thinking Interactive Journaling - Jan 18-19, 2024
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Date / Time / Location
01/18/2024 - 01/19/2024
8:00 am - 4:30 pm Check-in starts at 7:30 a.m.
Will be sent automatically upon registering.
Cost
$350.00 per individual
Contact Info
jecoggan@kern.org
661-636-4741
Who Will Benefit
School staff, counselors, school psychologists, school social workers, mental health providers, community-based agency staff working with at-risk adolescents, and law enforcement partners
Includes
Registration fee includes training materials and starter set of Forward Thinking materials. Lunch is on your own.
Facilitator(s)

World Languages Instructional Network

The purpose of this network is to collaboratively explore instructional strategies for World Language students and to share best practices for the implementation of the World Language standards and framework.

Participants will:

  • Strengthen understanding of the key elements in teaching World Language learners

  • Learn and practice effective instructional strategies for building students’ knowledge and skills in communication, culture, and connection of World Languages.

  • Collaborate with other World Language teachers and instructional leaders.

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Date / Time / Location
9/13/2023; 11/08/2023; 01/17/2024; 03/13/2024
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
TBD
Cost
$125
Contact Info
taclarke@kern.org
661-636-4657
Who Will Benefit
World Language Teachers, Dual Immersion Teachers, Instructional Coaches, TOSAs, other instructional leaders
Includes
California World Language Standards for Public Schools; California World Languages Framework for Public Schools
Facilitator(s)

Level Up Your MTSS with KiDS

MTSS teams will learn how they can leverage KiDS to streamline data collection allowing for more time spent in planning and action. Initial training and follow up support to ensure sustainability.
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Date / Time / Location
10/26/23
TBD
TBD
Contact Info
jeanzalone@kern.org
6616364174
Facilitator(s)
Jennifer Anzalone

Multilingual Learners Instructional Network

This in-depth training will use culturally responsive teaching as a framework for providing multilingual learners a climate in which all students' backgrounds, experiences, and cultures are respected in the classroom. By changing the educational outcomes for ML's, educators will build a stronger and more diverse school community which consequently provides equity for all.
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Date / Time / Location
10/11/2023, 01/24/2024, 03/14/2024, 05/22/2024
8:30 am - 11:30 am
TBD
Cost
TBD
Contact Info
labowden@kern.org
661-636-4193
Who Will Benefit
Classroom Teachers; Instructional Coaches; Instructional Leaders
Includes
Culturally Responsive Teaching for Multilingual Learners: Tools for Equity.
Facilitator(s)

Kara Haushalter

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 multilingual learners. Participants will be kept abreast of state and federal guidance, and they will be given opportunities to network with other administrators implementing programs to support the needs of multilingual learners.
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Date / Time / Location
8/29/2023; 12/12/23; 03/5/24; 05/21/24
8:30am - 11:30am
TBD
Cost
$375 per individual
Contact Info
taclarke@kern.org
661-636-4657
Who Will Benefit
District Administrators, Site Administrators, Other Instructional Leaders
Includes
CA EL Roadmap Implementation Guide and Toolkit for Administrators
Facilitator(s)

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

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: Skill Streaming (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: • Skill Streaming component and how to facilitate Skill Streaming groups; • Anger Control component and how to facilitate Anger Control groups; • Moral Reasoning component and how to facilitate Moral Reasoning groups. APPROVED Flyer - A.R.T Facilitator Certification Course - Dec 7-8, 2023
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Date / Time / Location
12/07/2023 - 12/08/2023
8:00 am - 7:00 pm Check-in starts at 7:30 a.m. (Day 2 ends at 5:00 pm)
TBD
Cost
$550.00
Contact Info
jecoggan@kern.org
661-636-4025
Who Will Benefit
Mental Health Staff, Behavioral Support Staff, School Psychologists, School Counselors, School Social Workers, Probation Officers, Opportunity Class Teachers, Community School Teachers and Non-Profit Agency Staff Space is limited to 25 people
Includes
Materials, ART booster, 2 consultation calls, and one group implementation fidelity check visit. Light snacks will be provided. Lunch is on your own.
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 their 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. APPROVED Flyer - Developing an Effective Suicide Prevention Policy 10-20-2023
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Date / Time / Location
10/20/2023
8:00 AM-12:00 PM
TBD
Cost
$120.00
Contact Info
jecoggan@kern.org
661-636-4025
Who Will Benefit
School Administrators, School, Counselors, School Social, Workers, School Psychologist, Mental Health Partners, Behavioral Support Staff, Clinicians, Teachers, and Community Members involved in the collaborative safe school planning process
Includes
Live binder access
Facilitator(s)

Training for Facilitating Grief Groups with K-12 Youth

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that 1 in 10 children will experience the death of a parent by the age of 18. Learn the impact of loss on children. We will cover how the loss affects various ages differently and what the typical stages of grief are. Schools and youth-serving organizations need to be able to offer support and feel prepared when dealing with grief issues. Participants will learn to facilitate small group sessions with youth who have experienced losing a loved one. My Journey Workbooks include 8 chapters, designed to be led in an 8-10 week format. The topics include: Feelings, Beliefs, My Story, Changes, Balance, Connections and Memories. This unique set was developed after years of facilitating grief groups by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. It is designed to walk youth through the stages of grief and celebrate their progress in facing their challenges. APPROVED Flyer - Facilitating Grief Groups with K-12 Youth 9-15-2023
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Date / Time / Location
9/15/2023
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
TBD
Cost
$350.00
Contact Info
jecoggan@kern.org
661-636-4025
Who Will Benefit
School Social Workers, School Counselors, School Psychologists, Intervention Counselors, Mental Health professionals, and Behavioral Support Staff
Includes
All training materials, one complete set of My Journey curriculum, light snacks, Lunch is on your own.
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
08/24/2023 - 08/25/2023
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
TBD
Cost
$200.00
Contact Info
jecoggan@kern.org
661-636-4025
Who Will Benefit
School Social Workers, School Counselors, School Psychologists, Mental Health Professionals
Includes
ASIST material kits. Lunch is on your own.
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. APPROVED Flyer - Kern School Social Work CoP Save the Date 2023-2024
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Date / Time / Location
5/22/2024
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
661-636-4025
Who Will Benefit
Kern County School Social Workers
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. APPROVED Flyer - Kern School Social Work CoP Save the Date 2023-2024
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Date / Time / Location
3/6/2024
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
TBD
Cost
There is no cost associated with this event.
Contact Info
jecoggan@kern.org
661-636-4025
Who Will Benefit
Kern County School Social Workers
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. APPROVED Flyer - Kern School Social Work CoP Save the Date 2023-2024
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Date / Time / Location
10/25/2023
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
661-636-4025
Who Will Benefit
Kern County School Social Workers
Facilitator(s)

Data Use Self-Assessment Toolkit

Are you curious about data culture and current levels of data use in your organization? If so, the Data Use Self-Assessment will provide valuable information to you and your team. Designed by a team of data professionals from county offices of education in California, the Data Use Self-Assessment is a unique and flexible tool that measure levels of data use, data culture, and data literacy. Participation and completion of the Data Use Self-Assessment tool will indicate strengths and areas of improvement in each of the four components (Systems, Knowledge, Practices, and Leadership). The KiDS team works with your organization on one or multiple components of the toolkit to support and help create and action plan for improved data use. The KiDS data specialists have insights into areas where data improvements can be made to ensure more accuracy and alignment within the organization.  
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Date / Time / Location
Available upon request
TBD
TBD
Contact Info
jeanzalone@kern.org
Facilitator(s)
Jennifer Anzalone
Greg West

KiDS Interventions & Student Plans

KiDS is a powerful data warehouse that provides users with current and historical data at a district, site and student level. Two new and exciting features to the platform includes the ability for users to create and house individual student plans or track student interventions. This training will provide attendees with examples of the various types of plans that they may want to consider adding to KiDS. Attendees are encouraged to bring samples of plans or interventions used within their organization that they would like to add into KiDS.
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Date / Time / Location
10/06/23, 02/02/24
9:30am-11:30am
TBD
Cost
Free
Contact Info
jeanzalone@kern.org
661-636-4174
Facilitator(s)
Jennifer Anzalone

KiDS for Clerical Staff

Do you have newly hired clerical or support staff that missed KiDS training? Sign them up for this training. All basics of the KiDS platform will be reviewed in step by step detail. *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
09/29/23, 01/19/24
10:00am-11:30am
TBD
Cost
Free
Contact Info
jeanzalone@kern.org
661-636-4174
Facilitator(s)
Jennifer Anzalone

KiDS Administrator Training

Are you a new administrator or support staff that missed out on KiDS training? Do you need a refresher on key dashboards to support your work? Sign up for this training and learn all the basics of the KiDS platform in step by step detail. *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
09/22/23, 01/26/24
3:00pm-4:30pm
TBD
Cost
Free
Contact Info
jeanzalone@kern.org
661-636-4174
Who Will Benefit
District Administrators, Site Administrators, Other Instructional Leaders
Facilitator(s)
Jennifer Anzalone

KiDS Power Users Network

The KiDS Power Users Network will provide educators the opportunity to:
  • collaborate with educators using KiDS
  • learn about county-wide updates and trends
  • engage in data-driven focused discussion
  • build data literacy and culture
  • hear best practices
  • share feedback that will impact dashboard development
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Date / Time / Location
09/12/23, 11/14/23, 02/13/24, 04/16/24
9:30am-11:30am
TBD
Cost
Free
Contact Info
jeanzalone@kern.org
661-636-4174
Who Will Benefit
District Administrators, Site Administrators, Other Instructional Leaders, Academic Coaches/TOSAS, Student Support Services (Social Workers, Psychologist, Counselors, Interventionists), Teachers (General, Special Education)
Facilitator(s)
Jennifer Anzalone
Greg West

Motivational Interviewing Strategies Overview

Motivational Interviewing is a collaborative, goal-oriented style of communication with attention to the language of change. It involves recognizing the problem, searching for ways to change, and practicing change itself. This training is an overview for motivational interviewing skills and mindfulness practice with students. This training will serve as an introduction to Motivational Interviewing and refresher of principles and best practices. This training will build capacity for counselors, school social workers, teachers and other school site personnel who work with students in need of positive behavior changes.
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Date / Time / Location
May 10, 2023
1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Zoom
Cost
$65
Contact Info
jespinoza@kern.org
661-636-4055
Facilitator(s)

Regional English Learner Administrator Network

Federal law requires the California Department of Education (CDE) to monitor the implementation of English learner programs operated by Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to ensure programs meet the minimum fiscal and programmatic requirements. To best prepare for your online or site visits, we invite you to participate in Title III meetings facilitated by our English Learner Specialist. This will be an opportunity for you to collaborate and network with other LEA administrators to share systems, programs, and processes for English learners.
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Date / Time / Location
08/30/2023 - In person 10/25/2023, 12/13/2023, 01/24/2024, 02/07/2024, 04/17/2024 - Zoom
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8/30/2023 - In Person - City Center Room 1A - 1300 17th Street The rest of the session will be via Zoom
Cost
No Cost
Contact Info
jemeans@kern.org
661-636-4230
Who Will Benefit
New Administrators to Title III or District Administrators, Site Administrators, and Other Instructional Leaders
Facilitator(s)

Long Term English Learners (LTELS): Academic Learner Success

Based on ten years of research on Long Term English Learners (LTELs), we recognize the urgency to address the needs of this student population. Let’s re-engage and motivate LTELS by addressing their language and academic gaps. This professional learning opportunity will share research-support instructional strategies to promote EL success or at risk of being LTELs.  
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Date / Time / Location
02/28/2024
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Larry Reider Room 202 2000 K Street
Cost
$165.00
Contact Info
jemeans@kern.org
661-636-4230
Who Will Benefit
4-12 teachers, Academic Coaches, TOSA, Site Administrators, Other Instructional Leaders
Includes
Transforming Literacy Education for Long - Term English Learners
Facilitator(s)

Supporting Dually Identified Students

This series of workshops will allow participants to reflect on current systems of supporting dually identified students. It will align how IEP teams can meet the requirements for dually identified students by writing comprehensive IEP s that ensure linguistically appropriate goals and objectives. Participants will also walk away with tools for identifying accessibility resources and accommodations for ELPAC and state assessments for their dually identified students.
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Date / Time / Location
10/24/2023, 12/5/2023
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
10/24/2023 - City Center Room 1B - 1300 17th Street 12/5/2023 - Larry Reider Room 101 - 2000 K Street
Cost
$320
Contact Info
jemeans@kern.org
661-636-4230
Who Will Benefit
District Administrators, Site Administrators, Other Instructional Leaders, Teachers (general education and special education), Student Support Services (Social Workers, Psychologist, Behavior Interventionist, etc.), Test Coordinators, Case Managers, SpEd Directors, School Psychologist.
Facilitator(s)

Secondary Literacy Instructional Network

Many secondary teachers are looking for ways to increase student achievement in reading and writing. Students at the secondary level encounter complex academic texts and are asked to write complex academic writing and can sometimes struggle with these tasks if they are missing important literacy skills. The Secondary Literacy Network will focus on effective, tier-1 instruction that meets the needs of secondary students, focusing on strategies and instructional practices that engage students in content and build literacy skills. Teachers will walk away with practical strategies and knowledge to increase the effectiveness of their instruction.
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Date / Time / Location
09/28/2023, 11/2/2023, 01/23/2024, 03/12/2024
8:30 am - 11:30 am
9/28/2023, 11/2/2023, 3/12/2024 - City Center Room 1C - 1300 17th Street 1/23/2024 - City Center Room 1D - 1300 17th Street
Cost
360.00
Contact Info
jemeans@kern.org
661-636-4230
Who Will Benefit
District Administrators, Site Administrators, Other Instructional Leaders, Teachers (general education and special education)
Includes
The Reading Comprehension Blueprint by Nancy Lewis Hennessy
Facilitator(s)

Instructional Strategies for Comprehensive ELD

How can teachers and support staff effectively meet the language needs of our Multilingual Learners across all content areas? This professional learning opportunity will highlight the essential features from the English Learner Toolkit of Strategies and will provide high leverage, research-based strategies that can be implemented into your integrated and designated lessons on the very next day of instruction!  This teacher-friendly toolkit will lay out the fundamentals which include a learning target, the relevance of the strategy, when to use it, planning recommendations, a step-by-step procedure, and ways each strategy will support standards-based instruction and assessment.  
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Date / Time / Location
09/19/2023, 11/15/2023
8:30 am - 11:30 am
9/19/2023 - City Center Room 1B - 1300 17th Street 11/15/2023 - City Center Room 1A - 1300 17th Street
Cost
$170
Contact Info
jemeans@kern.org
661-364-2621
Who Will Benefit
Classroom Teachers, Paraeducators, Instructional Coaches
Includes
English Learner Toolkit of Strategies
Facilitator(s)

Community Reading Project

Join us in making a positive impact on the lives of second-grade students by volunteering to read to them for an hour each week! By sharing your love for books and reading, you can help these young learners increase their literacy skills and develop a lifelong passion for learning. As a community member, you have the power to make a difference in the lives of these students. By dedicating just one hour a week to reading with them, you can help build their confidence, boost their vocabulary, and strengthen their comprehension skills. Plus, you'll have the opportunity to make new connections in your community and have fun while doing it. Whether you're a parent, grandparent, student, or retiree, everyone is welcome to volunteer their time and share their love of reading with these young learners. So why not join us and help make a positive impact on the lives of these students? Sign up today and let's work together to build a brighter future for our community's youth.
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Date / Time / Location
08/011/2023, 01/22/2024
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
City Centre - Room 1A 1300 17th Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301
Cost
Free
Contact Info
jemeans@kern.org
661-636-4230
Who Will Benefit
Volunteers from our community
Facilitator(s)

CAASPP Coordinator Trainer of Trainers (TOT)

The CAASPP Training for New LEA Coordinators is designed for CAASPP coordinators who are new to their role or want a refresher. This training session will:
  • Focus on the roles and responsibilities of the LEA CAASPP coordinator in planning and preparing for a successful CAASPP administration,
  • Familiarize new coordinators with the assessments that fall under the CAASPP umbrella,
  • Explain the responsibilities of the CAASPP coordinator, and
  • Offer suggested time frames for completing activities.
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Date / Time / Location
12/12/2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
TBA
Cost
$50
Contact Info
syanaya@kern.org
661-636-4014
Who Will Benefit
District Administrators, Site Administrators, Other Instructional Leaders, Teachers (general education and special education)
Includes
Materials
Facilitator(s)
Zack Safi

CAASPP Coordinator Trainer of Trainers (TOT)

The CAASPP Training for New LEA Coordinators is designed for CAASPP coordinators who are new to their role or want a refresher. This training session will:
  • Focus on the roles and responsibilities of the LEA CAASPP coordinator in planning and preparing for a successful CAASPP administration,
  • Familiarize new coordinators with the assessments that fall under the CAASPP umbrella,
  • Explain the responsibilities of the CAASPP coordinator, and
  • Offer suggested time frames for completing activities.
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Date / Time / Location
09/19/2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
TBA
Cost
$50
Contact Info
shmcwilliams@kern.org
661-636-4739
Who Will Benefit
District Administrators, Site Administrators, Other Instructional Leaders, Teachers (general education and special education)
Includes
Materials
Facilitator(s)
Zack Safi

Digital Inquiry Design

Teachers will identify the basic features of the Inquiry Design Model and apply those skills to create an online inquiry to ibe implemented in class the next day.
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Date / Time / Location
03/11/2024
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
TBA
Cost
$125.00
Contact Info
syanaya@kern.org
661-636-4014
Who Will Benefit
District Administrators, Site Administrators, Other Instructional Leaders, Teachers (general education and special education)
Includes
Materials
Facilitator(s)
Zack Safi

Social Media for Education

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
02/09/2024
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
TBA
Cost
$125.00
Contact Info
syanaya@kern.org
661-636-4014
Who Will Benefit
District Administrators, Site Administrators, Other Instructional Leaders, Teachers (general education and special education)
Includes
Materials
Facilitator(s)
Zack Safi

CAASPP & ELPAC Accessibility Features

"Boost Your Teaching Toolkit: Join our workshop to easily understand CAASPP and ELPAC accessibility features. Discover how simple Chrome extensions can make learning accessible for all students throughout the year. This session is your key to creating an inclusive and supportive classroom. Don't miss out on this practical and straightforward opportunity to enhance your teaching skills!" 

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Date / Time / Location
01/25/2024
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
CITY CENTRE
Cost
$125.00
Contact Info
crgilbertson@kern.org
661-636-4563
Who Will Benefit

3rd - 8th Grade: TOSAs, Testing Coordinators, Administrators, Site Administrators, Other Instructional Leaders, Teachers (general education and special education)

Includes
Materials
Facilitator(s)
Zack Safi

Engagement with Games

Participants will evaluate various standards-based online games and programs grades K-8 to differentiate instruction and help with reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
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Date / Time / Location
12/04/2023
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
TBA
Cost
$125.00
Contact Info
syanaya@kern.org
661-636-4014
Who Will Benefit
District Administrators, Site Administrators, Other Instructional Leaders, Teachers (general education and special education)
Includes
Materials
Facilitator(s)
Zack Safi

Google Sites

Participants will identify the various styles and uses of Google Sites. By the end of the workshop, teachers will create a site for their department to utilize with their colleagues as part of building collective efficacy.
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Date / Time / Location
11/29/2023
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
TBA
Cost
$125.00
Contact Info
syanaya@kern.org
661-636-4014
Who Will Benefit
District Administrators, Site Administrators, Other Instructional Leaders, Teachers (general education and special education)
Includes
Materials
Facilitator(s)
Zack Safi

Artificial Intelligence (Ai) in Education

Participants will create unique images using artificial intelligence and apply their AI to facilitate engaging classrooms. Teachers will receive templates using AI to take back and use the next day in the class.
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Date / Time / Location
11/16/2023
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
TBA
Cost
$125.00
Contact Info
syanaya@kern.org
661-636-4014
Who Will Benefit
District Administrators, Site Administrators, Other Instructional Leaders, Teachers (general education and special education)
Includes
Materials
Facilitator(s)
Zack Safi

Canva

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
01/30/2024
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
TBA
Cost
$125.00
Contact Info
syanaya@kern.org
661-636-4014
Who Will Benefit
District Administrators, Site Administrators, Other Instructional Leaders
Includes
Materials
Facilitator(s)
Zack Safi

Project-Based Learning (PBL)

Participants will learn strategies for developing project-based learning curriculum that engages all learners. In series 1, participants will identify the principles of PBL. Participants will learn strategies for developing project-based learning curriculum that engages all learners. In series 2, participants will create elements of a PBL lesson.
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Date / Time / Location
10/19/23, 10/24/23
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
TBA
Cost
$250.00
Contact Info
syanaya@kern.org
661-636-4014
Who Will Benefit
District Administrators, Site Administrators, Other Instructional Leaders, Teachers (general education and special education)
Includes
Materials
Facilitator(s)
Zack Safi

Ed Tech Leaders Network

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 Ed TLN will be meeting five times during the school year. Agendas reflect current issues and emerging needs.
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Date / Time / Location
10/18/23, 12/11/23, 01/22/24, 02/26/24, 04/11/24
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
TBA
Cost
$375.00
Contact Info
syanaya@kern.org
661-636-4014
Who Will Benefit
District Administrators, Site Administrators, Other Instructional Leaders
Includes
Materials
Facilitator(s)
Zack Safi

Virtual Math Manipulatives

Participants will identify and apply online tools and resources to incorporate virtual Math manipulatives into their thinking classrooms. This workshop is grounded in Universal Design for Learning (UDL) guidelines to promote equity and access.
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Date / Time / Location
02/13/14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
TBA
Cost
$125.0
Contact Info
syanaya@kern.org
661-636-4014
Who Will Benefit
District Administrators, Site Administrators, Other Instructional Leaders, Teachers (general education and special education)
Includes
Materials
Facilitator(s)
Zack Safi

Virtual Math Manipulatives

Participants will identify and apply online tools and resources to incorporate virtual Math manipulatives into their thinking classrooms. This workshop is grounded in Universal Design for Learning (UDL) guidelines to promote equity and access.
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Date / Time / Location
10/11/23
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
TBA
Cost
$125.00
Contact Info
syanaya@kern.org
661-636-4014
Who Will Benefit
District Administrators, Site Administrators, Other Instructional Leaders, Teachers (general education and special education)
Includes
Materials
Facilitator(s)
Zack Safi

Graphic Design for Kids

Participants will identify various strategies and techniques for graphic design to incorporate in the student-centered classroom. Graphic design is a growing career field. The highest level of Bloom's Taxonomy is to create. Instructors will learn how to put student autonomy and choice at the center of their formative and summative assessments.
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Date / Time / Location
10/10/2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
TBA
Cost
$125.00
Contact Info
syanaya@kern.org
661-636-4014
Who Will Benefit
District Administrators, Site Administrators, Other Instructional Leaders
Includes
Materials
Facilitator(s)
Zack Safi

CLIC Network

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
10/05/23, 11/09/23, 01/11/23, 02/08/24, 03/20/24
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
TBA
Cost
$375.00
Contact Info
syanaya@kern.org
661-636-4014
Who Will Benefit
District Administrators, Site Administrators, Other Instructional Leaders, Teachers (general education and special education)
Includes
Materials
Facilitator(s)
Zack Safi

Strategies for Engagement (series)

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. Teachers will learn various strategies for using technology to differentiate instruction and facilitate engaging classrooms. In part 2, we explore how to synthesize multiple tools that can be utilized to differentiate.
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Date / Time / Location
11/07/23, 01/16/24
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
TBA
Cost
$250.00
Contact Info
syanaya@kern.org
661-636-4014
Who Will Benefit
District Administrators, Site Administrators, Other Instructional Leaders, Teachers (general education and special education)
Includes
Materials
Facilitator(s)
Zack Safi

Strategies for Engagement (series)

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. Teachers will learn various strategies for using technology to differentiate instruction and facilitate engaging classrooms. In part 2, we explore how to synthesize multiple tools that can be utilized to differentiate.
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Date / Time / Location
09/28/23, 10/02/23
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
TBA
Cost
$250.00
Contact Info
syanaya@kern.org
661-636-4014
Who Will Benefit
District Administrators, Site Administrators, Other Instructional Leaders, Teachers (general education and special education)
Includes
Materials
Facilitator(s)
Zack Safi

Differentiating with Technology (Series)

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. Teachers will learn various strategies for using technology to differentiate instruction and facilitate engaging classrooms. In part 2, we explore how to synthesize multiple tools that can be utilized to differentiate.
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Date / Time / Location
02/28/24, 03/04/24
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
TBA
Cost
$250.00
Contact Info
syanaya@kern.org
661-636-4014
Who Will Benefit
District Administrators, Site Administrators, Other Instructional Leaders, Teachers (general education and special education)
Includes
Material
Facilitator(s)
Zack Safi

Differentiating with Technology (Series)

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. Teachers will learn various strategies for using technology to differentiate instruction and facilitate engaging classrooms. In part 2, we explore how to synthesize multiple tools that can be utilized to differentiate.
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Date / Time / Location
09/7/23, 09/20/23
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
TBA
Cost
$250.00
Contact Info
syanaya@kern.org
661-636-4014
Who Will Benefit
District Administrators, Site Administrators, Other Instructional Leaders, Teachers (general education and special education)
Includes
Materials
Facilitator(s)
Zack Safi

Math Leadership Network

Be a part of our Math Leadership Network! Collaborate with other math leaders from across the county who are dedicated to shifting mathematics teaching and learning. We will focus on how mathematics learning revolves around big ideas that are beautifully connected and threaded together. Learn how we, as a math community, can utilize these big ideas to bring more joy and understanding of mathematics while building strong math identities.
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Date / Time / Location
10/17/23, 12/5/23, 1/23/24, 3/5/24
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
TBA
Contact Info
syanaya@kern.org
661-636-4014
Who Will Benefit
District Administrators, Site Administrators, Other Instructional Leaders, Teachers (general education and special education)
Facilitator(s)
Hilda Wright

Geometry in the Middle Grades

Geometry topics in the middle grades can seem disconnected from the other math topics and unmotivated for students. Build your understanding of geometric ideas and experience hands-on lessons to engage students in geometric thinking. Geometry can give context to the big ideas of middle grades mathematics and connect ideas across the curriculum.
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Date / Time / Location
10/10/23; 11/7/23
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
TBA
Cost
$275.00
Contact Info
syanaya@kern.org
661-636-4014
Who Will Benefit
Other Instructional Leaders, Teachers (general education and special education)
Includes
Matrials
Facilitator(s)

Data and Statistics in the Middle Grades

The topics of statistics and data are often left to the end of the year. But statistics connects the mathematical ideas to topics and contexts that students find engaging and meaningful, giving powerful context to answer the “why do we need to learn this” question that inevitably comes. Build your knowledge of middle grades statistics, and see how to connect and support big ideas of math and science through data, to empower your students to read and write the world they live in.
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Date / Time / Location
02/15/23; 04/04/2023
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
TBA
Cost
$275.00
Contact Info
syanaya@kern.org
661-636-4014
Who Will Benefit
Other Instructional Leaders, Teachers (general education and special education)
Includes
Materials
Facilitator(s)

Computer Science Workshop for District Leaders

Begin the journey of Computer Science in your district or school with this 1 day workshop. Overview what the Computer Science standards are and how they can integrate into all content areas. Chat with other district leaders about ChatGPT and how it can become a door not a barrier for learning.
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Date / Time / Location
07/27/23
9:00pm - 2:00pm
TBA
Cost
$125
Contact Info
krwatkins@kern.org
661-636-4220
Who Will Benefit
District Administrators, Site Administrators, Other Instructional Leaders
Includes
Materials
Facilitator(s)

Expanded Learning Conference

Afterschool programs are increasingly recognized as crucial components of the larger learning ecosystem for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Evidence shows that afterschool programs that provide high-quality STEM learning experiences are making an impact on participating youth. Participants not only become interested and engaged in STEM, but develop tangible STEM skills and proficiencies, come to value these fields and their contributions to society, and begin to see themselves as potential contributors to the STEM enterprise.
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Date / Time / Location
08/08/23
8:30am - 3:30pm
TBA
Cost
$125
Contact Info
krwatkins@kern.org
661-636-4220
Who Will Benefit
District Administrators, Site Administrators, Other Instructional Leaders, Teachers (general education and special education), Paraprofessionals
Includes
Materials
Facilitator(s)
Jamie Viveros

Counting Collections

Counting Collections is a hands-on routine in which students are at the center of the math learning as they build counting principles and additive thinking that is aligned to their grade-level standards. Students have opportunities to engage, play, and build a joy for math through collaboration, use of concrete objects, multiple representations, thinking, sense-making and reasoning. Counting Collections is particularly useful for developing the core practices of setting and maintaining clear expectations for participation, eliciting and responding to students’ ideas, and teaching toward an instructional goal.
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Date / Time / Location
10/12/2023, 11/28/2023
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
TBA
Cost
$250 (2 days) + $40 (book) = $290
Contact Info
syanaya@kern.org
661-636-4014
Who Will Benefit
District Administrators, Site Administrators, Other Instructional Leaders, Teachers (general education and special education)
Includes
Book and materials
Facilitator(s)

Fraction Progression Series

Understanding of fractions is one of the most important skills necessary for students to succeed in mathematics. In this interactive session, participants will understand the progression of fractions from the meaning of fractions, equivalent fractions, to fraction operations. They walk away with specific tools that will support students’ reasoning and understanding of fractions. Participants will receive books that they can use as a resource to implement strategies during instruction and to apply their learning immediately.
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Date / Time / Location
11/19/2023, 12/7/2023, 1/18/2024
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
TBA
Cost
$475.00
Contact Info
syanaya@kern.org
661-636-4014
Who Will Benefit
Site Administrators, Other Instructional Leaders, Teachers (general education and special education)
Includes
Materials
Facilitator(s)

NGSS 101

Come build your foundational knowledge and use of the Next Generation Science Standards. The workshop is designed with 4 major sections: Laying the Foundations, Digging Deeper, Grade Level Pathways, and What's Next?.
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Date / Time / Location
9/12/23, 9/19/23
9:00am - 3:00pm
TBA
Cost
$250
Contact Info
krwatkins@kern.org
661-636-4220
Who Will Benefit
District Administrators, Site Administrators, Other Instructional Leaders, Teachers (general education and special education)
Includes
Materials
Facilitator(s)

Kern County Computer Science Network

To develop a county-wide network of computer science innovators who will learn and share with each other pedagogy and strategies that will support students in the 21st century. This year's network will focus on the Computer Science Standards for California.
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Date / Time / Location
10/3/23, 12/19/23, 2/6/24, 5/7/24
9:00am - 2:00pm
TBA
Cost
$325
Contact Info
krwatkins@kern.org
661-636-4220
Who Will Benefit
District Administrators, Site Administrators, Other Instructional Leaders, Teachers (general education and special education)
Includes
Materials
Facilitator(s)

Building Thinking Classrooms Workshop

"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 2-day workshop, we will dive into and model the teaching practices for enhancing student learning as outlined in the book 'Building Thinking Classrooms.' Specifically, we will focus on implementing tasks that promote reasoning and problem solving, creating student centered classrooms, encouraging productive struggle, and building positive math identities.
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Date / Time / Location
02/01/24 & 02/22/24
9:00 am -3:00 pm
TBA
Cost
$300.00
Contact Info
syanaya@kern.org
661-636-4014
Who Will Benefit
District Administrators, Site Administrators, Other Instructional Leaders, Teachers (general education and special education)
Includes
Materials
Facilitator(s)
Alisa Hamilton

Joaquin Castillo

Using Children’s Books to Inspire Science Learning K-2

Come experience ready-to-teach science lessons that integrate science and reading in an engaging, kid-friendly way. Lessons include physical science, life science, earth and space science, and engineering.
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Date / Time / Location
11/30/23, 12/13/23
9:00am - 3:00pm
Cost
$300
Contact Info
krwatkins@kern.org
661-636-4220
Who Will Benefit
Other Instructional Leaders, Teachers (general education and special education)
Facilitator(s)
Michelle Roy

Using Children’s Books to Inspire Science Learning 3-5

Come experience ready-to-teach science lessons that integrate science and reading in an engaging, kid-friendly way. Lessons include physical science, life science, earth and space science, and engineering.
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Date / Time / Location
2/13/24, 2/27/24
9:00am - 3:00pm
Cost
$300
Contact Info
krwatkins@kern.org
661-636-4220
Who Will Benefit
Other Instructional Leaders, Teachers (general education and special education)
Facilitator(s)
Michelle Roy

Science Sensemaking Through Discourse

Building student sensemaking through disciplinary literacy in science is a critical topic for the continued growth and implementation of the California Next Generation Science Standards. Participants will engage with discourse and strategies for implementation; discussion and assessment of strategies; sharing and collaboration time with colleagues; and planning time.
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Date / Time / Location
10/5/23, 11/2/23
9:00am - 3:00pm
Cost
$250
Contact Info
krwatkins@kern.org
661-636-4220
Who Will Benefit
District Administrators, Site Administrators, Other Instructional Leaders, Teachers (general education and special education)
Facilitator(s)
Michelle Roy

Figuring Out Fluency

Procedural fluency is essential for students to develop a deep understanding of mathematical concepts and solve problems efficiently. This workshop will focus on "Seven Significant Strategies" to teach to students as they work toward procedural fluency. Participants will learn activities, fluency routines, and games that encourage learning the efficiency, flexibility, and accuracy essential to real fluency. Reflection questions, connections to mathematical standards, and techniques for assessing all components of fluency will also be discussed. Additionally, we will discuss suggestions for engaging families in understanding and supporting fluency.
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Date / Time / Location
09/21/2023 & 10/26/2023
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
TBA
Cost
$300.00
Contact Info
syanaya@kern.org
661-636-4014
Who Will Benefit
Site Administrators, Other Instructional Leaders, Teachers (general education and special education), Intervention Teachers
Includes
Materials
Facilitator(s)
Zenaida Gallardo

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
1/18/24, 1/25/24
9:00am - 3:00pm
Cost
$250
Contact Info
krwatkins@kern.org
661-636-4220
Who Will Benefit
District Administrators, Site Administrators, Other Instructional Leaders, Teachers (general education and special education)
Facilitator(s)
Michelle Roy

Kern County Science Leadership Network

Come join a countywide network of NGSS champions to learn and share with others, new innovations that support the implementation of the CA NGSS.
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Date / Time / Location
9/13/23, 10/25/23, 11/15/23, 1/17/24, 2/13/24
9:00am - 3:00pm
Cost
$425
Contact Info
krwatkins@kern.org
661-636-4220
Who Will Benefit
District Administrators, Site Administrators, Other Instructional Leaders, Teachers (general education and special education)
Facilitator(s)
Michelle Roy

Dual Language Program Planning Series

The purpose of this Network is to provide Spanish Dual Immersion Teachers an instructional guide to develop biliteracy. It provides a comprehensive Spanish reading framework for K-12 dual Immersion and bilingual programs. This framework applies a systematic Spanish literacy approach to biliteracy by weaving together a tapestry of relevant instructional components including phonemic and phonological awareness, oracy, decoding, background knowledge, vocabulary, language structures, verbal reasoning, and literacy knowledge. What sets this Spanish developmental literacy framework apart is its approach to Spanish reading instruction that is based on linguistically-authentic pedagogy, not on English-language practices.
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Date / Time / Location
09/21/2023, 10/12/2023, 12/14/2023, 01/11/2024, 03/07/2024, 04/11/2024, 05/09/2024
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Cost
$300.00
Contact Info
jemeans@kern.org
661-636-4230
Who Will Benefit
Other Instructional Leaders, Teachers (general education and special education), Spanish Dual Immersion Teachers
Facilitator(s)
Joelle Lobos
jolobos@kern.org

Connecting Concepts in Algebra

This professional learning will provide educators with best practices for enhancing students' capacity to develop a deeper understanding of algebraic concepts and their connections. The 2-day workshop '[insert title[, will cover proportional thinking, algebraic manipulation, functional relationships, and quadratic thinking in high school.
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Date / Time / Location
9/26/23
9:00 am - 3:00 am
TBA
Cost
$275
Contact Info
syanaya@kern.org
661-636-4014
Who Will Benefit
Other Instructional Leaders, Teachers (general education and special education) 6th, 7th, 8th, and High School
Includes
Materials
Facilitator(s)
Marylou Long
Joaquin Castillo

Mathematics Coaching Network

The Mathematics Coaching Network is an innovative professional development program designed to support and empower coaches in their efforts to improve math education. The program focuses on eliciting powerful conversations around math strategies that encourage student discourse and engagement, creating relationships between coaches and teachers that are committed to making a difference in student learning. This program provides coaches with the tools, resources, and support they need to be effective leaders and advocates for math education. Through the Mathematics Coaching Network, coaches will have the opportunity to collaborate and network with other coaches, learn new strategies and techniques, and gain insights into best practices for math instruction. Our goal is to help coaches develop the skills and knowledge they need to positively impact their campuses and improve math outcomes for students. We are committed to providing quality support and professional development opportunities that will help coaches succeed in their important work.
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Date / Time / Location
09/14/2023, 03/07/2024
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
TBA
Cost
$300.00
Contact Info
malong@kern.org
661-636-4334
Who Will Benefit
District Administrators, Site Administrators, Other Instructional Leaders, Teachers (general education and special education)
Includes
Coaching Book and materials
Facilitator(s)
Marylou Long

Summer ELPAC TOT

Get ready for ELPAC testing! This workshop will focus on prepping for ELPAC before, during and after.  Attendees will:
  • learn to realiably and validly administer the ELPAC
  • be oriented to the ELPAC with Assessment 101 information
  • get familiar with available resources to support all site coordinators and the tasks you need to complete for the Summative ELPAC
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Date / Time / Location
06/29/2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
City Center Room 1A 1300 17th Street
Cost
$50.00
Contact Info
shmcwilliams@kern.org
661-636-4739
Who Will Benefit
New ELPAC Coordinators or those who want a refresher.
Includes
Materials
Facilitator(s)

Zack Safi

Facilitating (Non-therapeutic) Support Groups to Reduce Tobacco, Vaping, and Other Drug Use

Facilitating Non-therapeutic Support Groups In this experiential training, you will learn:
  • How to identify the characteristics of resilience within at-risk behaviors
  • How youth and adults play out family roles at school and in other public settings and why
  • How to use the stages of group process to build communication and social skills
  • How to manage behavior in group in a way that builds skills and promotes learning and respect
  • How to maintain the line between support and therapy in group settings
  • How to integrate what group members are learning with norms and expectations for behavior in school, work, and social settings
  • How to apply these skills using a youth empowerment curriculum designed to reduce vaping and related behaviors (based on the Stanford Toolkit)
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Date / Time / Location
June 19-21, 2023
8:30 am-4:30 pm
Larry E. Reider Center, Rm 101
Cost
No Cost
Contact Info
crburgess@kern.org
661-636-4035
Who Will Benefit
TUPE Site Administrators, Teachers, Classified Staff, PBIS/MTSS teams, Counselors, Interventionist, other on site support providers, and Law enforcement/security
Includes
Materials
Facilitator(s)

UDL Trainer of Trainers with CAST

March 30th & 31st - Introduction to UDL   (8:30am - 3:30pm) Location: Larry E. Reider Center  2000 K St. Bakersfield  Rm 204 April 14th & 21st - Lesson Plan Development   (8:30am - 12:00pm) Location: Larry E. Reider Center  2000 K St. Bakersfield  Rm 101 May 3rd - Instructional Rounds Training  (8:30am - 12:00pm) Location: KCSOS City Centre  1300 17th St. Bakersfield Rm 1A May 12th - Jorney Mapping Workshop  (8:30am - 12:00pm) Location: KCSOS City Centre  1300 17th St. Bakersfield Rm 1A May 24th - UDL: Beyond the Basics   (8:30am - 3:30pm) Location: KCSOS City Centre  1300 17th St. Bakersfield Rm 1A
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Date / Time / Location
03/30/2023, 03/31/2023 | 04/14/2023 | 04/21/2023 | 05/03/2023 | 05/12/2023 | 05/24/2023
Full and half days
KCSOS Downtown
Cost
Free to target LEAs
Contact Info
SELPA-Workshops@kern.org
(661) 636-4886
Facilitator(s)

Kimberly Graham
Cole Sampson

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
661-636-4055
Who Will Benefit
TRACK Representatives (Truancy Reduction & Attendance Coalition of Kern)
Includes
Online materials
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)

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).

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

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

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

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

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

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