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09/11/24 & 12/04/24 02/13/25 & 05/01/25
06-13-2024 and 06-14-2024
09/16/2024, 11/07/2024
10/09/2024, 02/12/2025, 04/10/2025
06/18/2024
5/21/2024
4/29/2024
05/07/2024
4/23/2024
03/22/2024
03/07/2024 | 03/12/2024
03/20/2024
4/11/2024
3/11/2024
4/18/2024
02/26/2024
03/07/2024
3/7/2024
01/30/2024 and 2/1/2024
01/25/2024
12/07/2023
10/30/2023
02/29/2024
02/28/2024
10/24/2023 - 10/25/2023
11/14/2023
08/30/2023
9/5/23, 11/7/23, 2/6/24, 4/2/24
10/20/2023
09/28/2023
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
02/15/2024
04/18/2024
11/30/2023
09/28/2023
11/28/2023
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
01/24/2024
12/07/2023 - 12/08/2023
10/20/2023
9/15/2023
03/07/2024 - 03/08/2024
5/22/2024
3/6/2024
10/25/2023
08/24/2023 - 08/25/2023
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
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
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
09/18/24 & 11/07/24
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
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
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
10/20/2022, 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
November 2022, December 2022, Jan 2023, Feb 2023, Mar 2023, April 2023, May 2023

Climate in the Classroom Educational Toolkit

Join us for an engaging workshop for high school teachers, where you'll explore a free educational toolkit on carbon neutrality. Hear from a scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, participate in hands-on activities from the toolkit, and learn how to apply these concepts locally. Collaborate with fellow educators to enhance your teaching strategies, and be inspired by student-created Public Service Announcements (PSAs). Equip yourself with practical tools to educate and inspire your students about carbon neutrality and contribute to a sustainable future.
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Date / Time / Location
09/11/24 & 12/04/24 02/13/25 & 05/01/25
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
09/11/24 - City Centre Room 1A & 12/04/24 - Reider Ed. Ctr Room 201 02/13/25 - City Centre Room 1B & 05/01/25 - City Centre Room 1A
Cost
$300.00
Contact Info
shmcwilliams@kern.org
6612-636-4739
Who Will Benefit
District Administrators, Site Administrators, Other Instructional Leaders, Teachers (general education and special education)
Includes
Materials
Facilitator(s)
Chelsy Lancaster

How to Develop PLCs Singletons and Small School

This specialized training is tailored for small school districts, particularly those with limited staffing models, such as one teacher per grade level or one teacher per grade band. Ideal for educators, administrators, and school leaders committed to fostering a culture of continuous improvement and collaborative success.

Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) are the cornerstone of a dynamic educational environment, emphasizing collaborative teaching strategies, leadership development, and effective implementation of educational practices. By participating in our PLC training, you will unlock the tools and insights necessary to transform your school's approach to education, ensuring every student has the opportunity to PLCs Singletons and Small Schools to succeed.

PLCs Singletons and Small Schools Flyer  
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Date / Time / Location
06-13-2024 and 06-14-2024
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
City Centre - Room 1B
Cost
This event is offered at no cost thanks to sponsorship by CSLA
Contact Info
crgilbertson@kern.org
661-636-4563
Who Will Benefit
Small School Districts, educators, administrators and school leaders
Includes
Book

Comprehensive ELD

How can teachers and support staff effectively meet the language needs of our Multilingual Learners across all content areas?  This high energy professional learning opportunity focuses on Comprehensive ELD.   We will highlight the essential features from the English Learner Toolkit of Strategies.  This professional development will provide high-leverage, research-based pedagogies that can be implemented into both integrated and designated ELD lessons.  Participants can actually incorporate them into their 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 pedagogy will support standards-based instruction and assessment.   
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Date / Time / Location
09/16/2024, 11/07/2024
8:30 - 12:00 pm
Cost
$145.00
Contact Info
anfranklin@kern.org
661-636-4505
Includes
English Learners Toolkit of Strategies

Seal of Biliteracy Community of Practice

This CoP will foster collaboration and knowledge sharing among teachers, administrators, and school counselors committed to advancing the goals of the State Seal of Biliteracy program. Participants will engage in meaningful dialogue, exchange best practices, and co-create innovative strategies to effectively implement and assess biliteracy initiatives. Additionally, the CoP serves as a supportive network for professional growth and development, providing opportunities for mentorship, peer collaboration, and ongoing learning.
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Date / Time / Location
10/09/2024, 02/12/2025, 04/10/2025
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
LER 202, LER 202, CC1A
Cost
300.00
Contact Info
taclarke@kern.org
661-636-4505
Facilitator(s)

California Healthy Youth Act (CHYA) Ed Code 51930-51939 Update: Pregnancy Prevention

California Healthy Youth Act (CHYA) Ed Code 51930-51939 requires districts to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to protect their reproductive health from unintended pregnancy. The KCSOS Adolescent Sexual Health Educators invite you to this informational training where you will learn about up-to-date pregnancy prevention methods and how to promote sexual health. Flyer: APPROVED CHYA Update Birth Control Flyer
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Date / Time / Location
06/18/2024
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Christine Lizardi Frazier Bldg. 1675 Chester Ave. - Rm. 301 Bakersfield, , CA 93301
Cost
Free
Contact Info
bochoa@kern.org
661-636-4033
Who Will Benefit
All 7-12 grade school staff welcomed.
Facilitator(s)

California Healthy Youth Act (CHYA) Ed Code 51930-51939 Update: Healthy Relationships

California Healthy Youth Act (CHYA) Ed Code 51930-51939 requires districts to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to have healthy, positive, and safe relationships. Please join the KCSOS Adolescent Sexual Health Educators at this informational training which will include opportunity to collaborate.  FREE lesson plans and community resources will be provided. Flyer:  APPROVED Health Relationships
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Date / Time / Location
5/21/2024
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Larry E. Reider Education Center 2000 K Street - Rm. 202 Bakersfield, CA 93301 Parking structure found on the East side of the building.
Cost
Free
Contact Info
bochoa@kern.org
661-636-4033
Who Will Benefit
All 7-12 grade school staff welcomed.
Includes
FREE lesson plans tailored to promote healthy relationships
Facilitator(s)

KCC SELPA School Psychologist Committee

Are you passionate about supporting the mental health and SWD in your school? Do you believe in creating a nurturing and supportive environment for every learner? Join us in establishing our very own School Psychologist Committee!

Please bring an electronic device and charger with you to the workshop (laptop, tablet, etc.).
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Date / Time / Location
4/29/2024
3:00pm
KCSOS - Larry E. Reider Education Center, Room 204 2000 K Street Bakersfield, CA 93301
Cost
free
Contact Info
SELPA-Workshops@kern.org
(661) 636-4886
Who Will Benefit
School Psychologists
Facilitator(s)
Kayla Bueltel
kabueltel@kern.org

Kaitlin Bagnall
kabagnall@kern.org

Soluna Free Online and Phone Support for Mental Health

Soluna is funded by California DHCS and designed to meet adolescents where they are at (cell phones) when they need us (after-hours) and with the safety they need to open up. Therefore the program is free to all Schools and students. 

 Soluna is a supplement to the services they can receive at school with the intention of prevention & early intervention, building essential life skills, and fostering a supportive digital environment. In turn, this can reduce pressure on both our educators and clinical infrastructure.

Flyer - 5-7-2024 Soluna Free Online and Phone Support for Mental Health Flyer - 5-7-2024 Soluna Conference - Free Online and Phone Support for Mental Health The meeting will be online through Zoom or in person.  Maria Mayes from Soluna will present this FREE resource to Local Education Agencies.
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Date / Time / Location
05/07/2024
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Zoom
Cost
Free
Contact Info
shjohnson@kern.org
661-636-4024
Who Will Benefit
K-12 teachers, administrators, counselors, and social workers.
Facilitator(s)

Active Violence Emergency Response Training (AVERT)

Active Violence Emergency Response Training (AVERT) gives individuals the tools and skills to understand how to recognize warning signs, react quickly in an active shooter incident, and learn how to control bleeding in life-threatening situations. AVERT is active shooter response training with the addition of techniques on how to provide emergency first aid. Flyer - APPROVED AVERT 4-23-24  
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Date / Time / Location
4/23/2024
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
2321 Perseus Court Bakersfield, CA 93308
Cost
$150.00
Contact Info
jespinoza@kern.org
661-636-4055
Who Will Benefit
District and/or School Administrators, School Psychologists, School Counselors, Child Welfare and Attendance Supervisors, Safety Officers, School Social Workers and Front Office Staff
Includes
Materials
Facilitator(s)

Understanding and Treating Eating Disorders Training

From the UCSD Eating Disorder Center Dr. Anna Karam Jones and Dr. Brittany Bohrer will provide evidence-based training for direct service providers regarding best practices for identifying and treating eating disorders. Covering a range of diagnoses: Anorexia, Bulimia, Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (AFRID), and Binge Eating Disorder (BED). APPROVED Eating Disorder Training Flyer 3-22-24 (1)
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Date / Time / Location
03/22/2024
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
KCSOS-Larry E. Reider Education Center - 2nd floor, Rm. 202 2000 K Street Bakersfield, CA 93301
Cost
Free
Contact Info
jespinoza@kern.org
661-636-4055
Who Will Benefit
School Social Workers, School Psychologist, Mental Health Clinicians, and any other mental health support staff.
Includes
Training Materials
Facilitator(s)

Brief Intervention for Substance Using Adolescents

Kern County Superintendent of Schools is offering a professional learning opportunity on Brief Intervention for Adolescents Using Substances(BI). Funding has been designated to attend curriculum trainings that support efforts of the grant objectives. Brief Intervention is a behavioral counseling intervention program for adolescents who use alcohol and/or other drugs. The program consists of 2 to 4 brief counseling sessions between a BI facilitator and a youth. Brief Intervention utilizes motivational interviewing techniques, cognitive behavior therapy, and the stages of change model to meet the needs of adolescents. It is designed for paraprofessionals in school and community settings. The Brief Intervention counseling sessions target three objectives: 1. The adolescent will learn to take a more active and reflective role in decisions about their own behavior. 2. The adolescent will receive personalized assistance in weighing the personal costs and benefits associated with their use. 3. The adolescent will be supported in developing a plan to help make those decisions they see as beneficial. This is a 4-hour two-part virtual training program, available to Kern County Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE) TIER II Districts for the 2023/2024 school year. The training will be held over ZOOM and attendance is required for both days. EMT Associates Inc. will be facilitating the training and sending out training materials prior to the training. In order to ensure that everyone receives the materials, the registration deadline is February 09, 2024
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Date / Time / Location
03/07/2024 | 03/12/2024
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom
Cost
Free
Contact Info
brcrosby@kern.org
661-636-4035
Who Will Benefit
2023-2026 TUPE TIER II Consortia School Administrators, educators, staff, and nurses. Also, staff working in drug prevention, treatment, mental health, probation, juvenile justice or other youth serving professionals.
Includes
Training Materials
Facilitator(s)

Integrating SEL, PBIS and RP with Ease

During this 1-day training, participants will learn the foundational components of each of the three core programming efforts of SEL (Social Emotional Learning), PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports), and RP (Restorative Practices). Participants will dig into each of the three practices, providing deeper knowledge and understanding and also opportunities to experience the practices, reflect, and plan around integration and implementation timelines. Flyer: Easy Integration of SEL, PBIS and RP Facilitators: Shelley Johnson and Debbee Schmidt
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Date / Time / Location
03/20/2024
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
KCSOS - City Centre, Rm. 1C
Cost
$50.00 per individual
Contact Info
shjohnson@kern.org
661-636-4024
Who Will Benefit
K-12 Teachers, Administrators, School Social Workers, School Counselors, anyone that works with MTSS/PBIS leadership
Includes
Snacks and training materials - lunch is included.
Facilitator(s)

Differentiation of Instruction

With the state and Federal government focusing more on students being placed in the Least Restrictive Environment, there is a renewed urgency to learn how to make lessons applicable and tangible to all students across all ability levels. This full-day workshop will focus on differentiation and how to effectively apply it in your classroom. Please bring an electronic device and charger with you to the workshop (laptop, tablet, etc.) Priority registration will be given first to employees of Kern County Consortium SELPA member districts.
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Date / Time / Location
4/11/2024
8:30am - 3:00 pm
KCSOS - Christine Lizardi Frazier Bldg. Room 301 1675 Chester Ave. Bakersfield, , CA 93301
Cost
free
Contact Info
SELPA-Workshops@kern.org
(661) 636-4886
Facilitator(s)

Tiered Academic and Behavioral Interventions for Student with Disabilities

This workshop will give an overview for the mutli-tiered systems of support. It will focus on Tier 1, Tier 2 levels of academic and behavioral support, and how this impacts students with disabilities who already receive Tier 3 supports. Please bring an electronic device and charger with you to the workshop (laptop, tablet, etc.)
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Date / Time / Location
3/11/2024
8:30am - 3:00pm
KCSOS - Larry E. Reider Education Center, Room 204 2000 K Street Bakersfield, CA 93301
Cost
free
Contact Info
SELPA-Workshops@kern.org
(661) 636-4886
Facilitator(s)

Mental Health Practitioners working with SWD

This workshop is intended for Mental Health Pracitioniers working with students with disabilites (SWDs) in schools.  The workshop will cover the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) Model, Student Support Teams, Understanding the IEP, and Differentiating Interventions.
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Date / Time / Location
4/18/2024
8:30am - 3:00 pm
KCSOS-Larry E. Reider Education Center - 2nd floor, Rm. 202 2000 K Street Bakersfield, CA 93301
Cost
Free
Contact Info
mamadrigal@kern.org
(661) 636-4886
Includes
materials
Facilitator(s)
Kayla Bueltel
kabueltel@kern.org

Kaitlin Bagnall
kabagnall@kern.org

Law and Ethics Training

Social work practice in school settings presents a variety of unique legal and ethical issues. The two part workshop first reviews the relevant legal codes such as FERPA, Minor Consent for Treatment, and HIPAA, and introduces a decision making process for coping with ethical dilemmas. The second session reviews the educational rights of foster and emotionally disturbed youth in order to enhance social worker’s advocacy skills on their behalf. Participants will discuss vignettes that are drawn from situations encountered in practice. APPROVED Flyer - Law and Ethics Training - 2-26-2024 Collaborative Partners:  California Association of School Social Workers Facilitator:  Robert Ayasse
Date / Time / Location
02/26/2024
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
KCSOS - Larry E. Reider Education Center, Room 204
Cost
$150.00 per individual
Contact Info
jecoggan@kern.org
661-636-4025
Who Will Benefit
School Social Workers, School Social Worker Interns, Coordinators
Includes
Lunch and 6 C.E.U.s
Facilitator(s)

Empowering Hearts and Minds: Achieving Lasting Change Through Social Emotional Learning

Educators interested in acquiring and applying the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establishing and maintaining positive relationships, to make responsible decisions. This training emphasizes the development of essential life skills that are critical for personal and interpersonal success in various contexts, including school, work, and community settings. Facilitators: Shelley Johnson and Debbee Schmidt Trainer:  Kimberli Breen, Affecting Behavior Change, Inc Flyer: Empowering Hearts and Minds flyer
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Date / Time / Location
03/07/2024
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
KCSOS - Larry E. Reider Center, Rm 101
Cost
$25.00 per individual
Contact Info
shjohnson@kern.org
661-636-4024
Who Will Benefit
K-12 Teachers, Administrators, School Social Workers, School Counselors, anyone that works with MTSS/PBIS leadership
Includes
Training Materials
Facilitator(s)

Debbee Schmidt

Data Deep Dive: Getting the Most Out of Your CHKS for Data-Driven Decision-Making

Examining how to (1) mine your CHKS data to establish goals and objectives for planning and grant-writing, and (2) more effectively administer PBIS and other programs and initiatives. Flyer:  APPROVED_ Deep Data Dive
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Date / Time / Location
3/7/2024
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Zoom
Cost
Free
Contact Info
elvelasco@kern.org
661-636-4046
Facilitator(s)

Alternative to Suspension Curriculum Training Overview

Explores how differing attitudes, opinions, and beliefs on the part of both teachers and students impact the classroom environment; increases understanding of how tobacco companies target vulnerable populations; introduces a youth-driven, youth empowerment ATS curriculum at middle and high school levels. Flyer:  ATS Curriculum Overview
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Date / Time / Location
01/30/2024 and 2/1/2024
Day 1 9:00 am-11:00 am Day 2 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Zoom
Cost
Free
Contact Info
elvelasco@kern.org
661-636-4046
Who Will Benefit
K-12 teachers, administrators, counselors
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-paced module (about two hours must be completed before training day) followed by a 4.5-hour virtual training. Facilitator: Jeff Coggan APPROVED Flyer - YMHFA Save the Date 2023-2024
Date / Time / Location
01/25/2024
9:00 am- 3:30pm
Zoom
Cost
Free
Contact Info
jecoggan@kern.org
661-636-4025
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)

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

Alternative to Suspension Curriculum Training Overview

Explores how differing attitudes, opinions, and beliefs on the part of both teachers and students impact the classroom environment; increases understanding of how tobacco companies target vulnerable populations; introduces a youth-driven, youth empowerment ATS curriculum at middle and high school levels
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Date / Time / Location
12/07/2023
9:00 am-11:00 am
Zoom
Cost
Free
Contact Info
elvelasco@kern.org
661-636-4051
Who Will Benefit
K-12 teachers, administrators, counselors
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-paced module (about two hours must be completed before training day) followed by a 4.5-hour virtual training. Facilitator:  Jeff Coggan APPROVED Flyer - YMHFA Save the Date 2023-2024
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Date / Time / Location
10/30/2023
9:00 am- 3:30pm
Zoom
Cost
Free
Contact Info
jecoggan@kern.org
661-636-4025
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)

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)

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. Facilitators: Brianna Crosby and Leticia Limon APPROVED Flyer - ASIST - October 24-25, 2023.pdf
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Date / Time / Location
10/24/2023 - 10/25/2023
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
KCSOS - City Centre 1C
Cost
$200.00 per individual
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
Facilitator(s)

Diversity from the Inside Out 2.0

The Kern County Superintendent of Schools Tobacco Use Prevention and Education (TUPE) is delighted to offer Diversity from the Inside Out 2.0. This is a student-driven alternative to suspension for tobacco use and vaping. In this day-long, intensive and experiential training, you will:
  • Explore how differing attitudes, opinions and beliefs on the part of both teachers and students impact the classroom environment and school climate;
  • Examine how implicit and explicit beliefs impact our ability to create and sustain positive, universal, and equitable school-wide norms and standards for appropriate behavior;
  • Increase your understanding of how tobacco companies use systemic inequities to target vulnerable populations, including children, teens, and communities of color;
  • Learn how implicit bias can lead to unintentional inequities in school discipline;
  • Develop an alternative to suspension program for tobacco and vaping that empowers students to influence peers and younger students in positive and exciting ways; and
  • Harness the strength, power, and creativity that comes from our acknowledging and celebrating our diversity.
Facilitator: Dr Dixie King
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Date / Time / Location
11/14/2023
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Larry E Reider - Rm 202
Cost
Free
Contact Info
elvelasco@kern.org
661-636-4046
Who Will Benefit
TUPE Administrators, Teachers, Classified Staff, PBIS/MTSS teams, Counselors, Interventionist, other on site support providers, and Law enforcement/security
Includes
Training Materials
Facilitator(s)

Drug Impairment Training For Education Professionals

Drug Impairment Training for Education Professionals (DITEP) is a specialized training program designed to equip school staff with essential knowledge and skills to identify and address drug impairment issues among students. The primary objective of DITEP is to enhance the ability of education professionals to recognize signs of drug use, intoxication, and impairment in students, thus enabling them to respond appropriately and effectively. During the DITEP training, school staff will receive comprehensive instruction on various aspects related to drug impairment, including:
  1. Recognizing signs and symptoms: Participants will learn to identify physical, behavioral, and psychological signs that may indicate a student is under the influence.
  2. Understanding different substances: The training covers common drugs and substances that students may encounter, including their effects on behavior, cognition, and health.
  3. Effective communication: DITEP emphasizes the importance of open and non-judgmental communication with students.
  4. Intervention strategies: Education professionals will be taught appropriate intervention techniques.
  5. Legal and ethical considerations: The training highlights the legal and ethical frameworks surrounding drug-related issues in educational settings.
  6. Prevention and support: DITEP provides strategies to create a safe and supportive school environment to reduce drug-related incidents.
Facilitator:  Matt Iturriria, Kern County District Attorney Office
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Date / Time / Location
08/30/2023
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
KCSOS - Larry E. Reider Center - Rm. 202
Cost
$65.00
Contact Info
jespinoza@kern.org
661-636-4055
Who Will Benefit
School Administrators, Teachers, School Psychologists, School Counselors, Child Welfare and Attendance Supervisors, Safety Officers, School Social Workers, Support Staff, and Front Office Staff
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)

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-paced module (about two hours must be completed before training day) followed by a 4.5-hour virtual training. Facilitators:  Jeff Coggan/Jeff Hill APPROVED Flyer - YMHFA Save the Date 2023-2024
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Date / Time / Location
09/28/2023
9:00 am- 3:30pm
Zoom
Cost
Free
Contact Info
jecoggan@kern.org
661-636-4025
Who Will Benefit
Administrators, school staff, school-based mental health providers, teachers, intervention staff, parents and community partners.
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)

Kern County Social Emotional Learning Community of Practice

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

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

Facilitator: Brianna Crosby

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Date / Time / Location
02/15/2024
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Zoom
Cost
Free
Contact Info
brcrosby@kern.org
661-636-4035
Who Will Benefit
K-12 teachers, administrators, school counselors, and anyone who facilitates SEL.
Facilitator(s)

Kern County Social Emotional Learning Community of Practice

"Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly” stated by Etienne Wenger.  Please join Kern County Superintendent of Schools for a MTSS/SEL Community of Practice collaboration meeting. Participants are encouraged to join our community of practice where educators can collaborate, share, and learn from other educators as to how they are supporting SEL. Facilitator: Brianna Crosby
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Date / Time / Location
04/18/2024
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Zoom
Cost
Free
Contact Info
brcrosby@kern.org
661-636-4035
Who Will Benefit
K-12 teachers, administrators, school counselors, and anyone who facilitates SEL.

Kern County Social Emotional Learning Community of Practice

"Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly” stated by Etienne Wenger. Please join Kern County Superintendent of Schools for a MTSS/SEL Community of Practice collaboration meeting. Facilitator: Brianna Crosby
Date / Time / Location
11/30/2023
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Zoom
Cost
Free
Contact Info
brcrosby@kern.org
661-636-4035
Who Will Benefit
K-12 teachers, administrators, school counselors, and anyone who facilitates SEL.
Facilitator(s)

Kern County Social Emotional Learning Community of Practice

"Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly” stated by Etienne Wenger. Please join Kern County Superintendent of Schools for a MTSS/SEL Community of Practice collaboration meeting. Participants are encouraged to join our community of practice where educators can collaborate, share, and learn from other educators as to how they are supporting SEL. Facilitator:  Brianna Crosby
Date / Time / Location
09/28/2023
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Zoom
Cost
Free
Contact Info
brcrosby@kern.org
661-636-4035
Who Will Benefit
K-12 teachers, administrators, school counselors, and anyone who facilitates SEL.
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

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)

Impact of Legislation on CWA and Student Services

Each year, new legislation impacts the daily operations and systems in our public schools, resulting in the amendment of existing, and development of new, policies and procedures. Subsequently, such changes must be reflected in documents that local educational agencies (LEA) and schools are obligated to produce and/or post – whether physically on the school campus or on the LEA/school website. As the majority of these laws go into effect in the middle of the school year, county, district, charter, and school site leaders are faced with many challenges in keeping track and complying with these laws. This workshop will highlight new laws affecting the areas supported by student services/child welfare and attendance (CWA) staff. Additionally, in preparation for the upcoming school year, the workshop will identify necessary revisions to the annual notification to parents/guardians and students and the parent/student handbook based on newly enacted legislation, as well as remind LEAs of the notifications that must be posted in facilities and/or online. Suggested strategies and resources to assist with implementation and compliance will be provided. Participants will receive access to the most current electronic edition of the S4 Legislative Update Guide.
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Date / Time / Location
01/24/2024
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Zoom
Cost
$195.00 per individual
Contact Info
jespinoza@kern.org
661-636-4055
Who Will Benefit
District and/or School Site Administrators, Deans, School Psychologist, School Social Workers, School Counselors, Attendance Supervisors, and Child Welfare & Attendance Staff.
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
KCSOS-Larry E. Reider Education Center - 2nd floor, Rm. 202
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. Facilitators: Brianna Crosby and Jeff Hill APPROVED Flyer - ASIST - March 7-8, 2024
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Date / Time / Location
03/07/2024 - 03/08/2024
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
KCSOS - City Centre - Rooms 1C and 1D
Cost
$200.00 per individual
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.
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)

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)

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)

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)
Tim Hansen

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)
Tim Hansen

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)
Justin Janssen

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)
April Pickett

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)
April Pickett

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)
Holli Gonzalez

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)
Justin Janssen

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
09/18/24 & 11/07/24
8:00 am -3:30 pm
KCSOS City Centre, Room 1A
Cost
$300.00
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)
Jennifer Lovejoy
Alisa Hamilton
Marylou Long

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

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

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)

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).

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

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
Tim Hansen
April Pickett
Marylou Long
Zenaida Gallardo
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

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