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1st High Impact Comprehension Strategies for All Content Areas

Reading comprehension is the act of understanding what you are reading. While the definition can be simply stated, the act is not simple to teach, learn, or practice. It is an intentional, active, interactive process that occurs before, during, and after a person reads.
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21st Century SPED Teachers: Creating and Monitoring Meaningful Goals

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

Topics to be covered:
  • Effective Goal Setting
  • SMART Goals
  • Goal Progress Monitoring
  • ELD
   
Date / Time / Location
01/24/2023
8:30 - 3:00 pm
City Centre, 1300 17th St., Room 1B, Bakersfield, CA
Cost
No fee
Contact Info
SELPA-Workshops@kern.org
661.636-4886
Who Will Benefit
SPED and General Education Teachers
Includes
Materials
Register
https://kern.k12oms.org/eventdetail.php?id=219132
Coordinator(s)
Dahlia Habashy
Dahlia Habashy
dahabashy@kern.org
(661) 636 - 4814

Estefany Ruiz
Estefany Ruiz
esruiz@kern.org
(661) 636-4236

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

With the state and Federal government focusing more on students being placed in the Least Restrictive Environment, there is a renewed urgency to learn how to make lessons applicable and tangible to all students across all ability levels. This full-day workshop will focus on differentiation and how to effectively apply it in your classroom.
Date / Time / Location
03/28/2023
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
KCSOS - Christine Lizardi Frazier Bldg. Room 301, 1675 Chester Ave. Bakersfield, , CA 93301
Cost
No Cost
Contact Info
SELPA-Workshops@kern.org
661.636-4886
Who Will Benefit
SPED and General Education Teachers
Includes
Martials
Register
https://kern.k12oms.org/eventdetail.php?id=219141
Coordinator(s)
Dahlia Habashy
Dahlia Habashy
dahabashy@kern.org
(661) 636 - 4814

Estefany Ruiz
Estefany Ruiz
esruiz@kern.org
(661) 636-4236

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.
Date / Time / Location
01/27/2023
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
KCSOS-Larry E. Reider Education Center - 2nd floor, Rm. 202 2000 K Street Bakersfield, CA 93301
Cost
There is no Cost Associated with this Event
Contact Info
jecoggan@kern.org
661-852-5660
Who Will Benefit
All A.R.T. trained facilitators who were trained by the Kern County Superintendent of Schools Office since 2020 and have facilitated a minimum of one ART group with students.
Includes
The Booster session costs were included in the training fees. Lunch will not be provided.
Register
http://kern.k12oms.org/1515-216616
Coordinator(s)
Jeffrey Coggan
Jeffrey Coggan
jecoggan@kern.org
(661) 852-5660

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.  
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).
Register
https://lacoe.k12oms.org/2576-221581
Coordinator(s)
Malaika Bryant
Malaika Bryant
mbryant@kern.org
(661) 636-4227

Kimberly Graham
Kimberly Graham
kigraham@kern.org
(661) 636-4671

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.
Date / Time / Location
03/09/2023 - 03/10/2023
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
KCSOS-Larry E. Reider Education Center-2nd Floor, Room 201 2000 K Street Bakersfield, CA 93301
Cost
$ 200.00 per individual
Contact Info
jecoggan@kern.org
661-852-5660
Who Will Benefit
School Social Workers, School Counselors, School Psychologists, Mental Health Professionals
Includes
ASIST material kits. Lunch is on your own.
Register
http://kern.k12oms.org/1515-216620
Coordinator(s)
Jeffrey Coggan
Jeffrey Coggan
jecoggan@kern.org
(661) 852-5660

Brief Intervention for Substance Using Adolescents

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

  1. The adolescent will learn to take a more active and reflective role in decisions about their own behavior.
  2. The adolescent will receive personalized assistance in weighing the personal costs and benefits associated with their use.
  3. The adolescent will be supported in developing a plan to help make those decisions they see as beneficial.
  This is a 4-hour two-day virtual training program, available to Kern County Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE) TIER II Districts for the 2022/2023 school year. The training will be held over ZOOM and attendance is required for both days. EMT Associates Inc will be facilitating the training and sending out training materials prior to the training. In order to ensure that everyone receives the materials, the registration deadline is December 14, 2022
Date / Time / Location
01/11/2023 - 01/12/2023
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Online (Webinar, Online Class, Etc.)
Cost
There is no Cost Associated with this Event
Contact Info
elvelasco@kern.org
661-852-5662
Who Will Benefit
TUPE TIER II School Administrators, educators, staff, and nurses. Also, staff working in drug prevention, treatment, mental health, probation, juvenile justice or other youth serving professionals.
Register
http://kern.k12oms.org/1515-218226
Coordinator(s)
Elizabeth Velasco
Elizabeth Velasco
elvelasco@kern.org
(661) 852-5662

Building Thinking Classrooms

“If students aren’t thinking, everything is difficult. If students are thinking almost anything is possible,” states Peter Liljedahl, author of Building Thinking Classrooms. In this workshop, we will utilize the NCTM teaching practices, specifically emphasizing Implement tasks that promote reasoning and problem-solving, to engage in meaningful ways to create a student-centered classroom where students will collaborate and build positive math identities.
Date / Time / Location
02/09/2023, 03/02/2023
9:00am-3:00pm
KCSOS City Centre
Cost
$300.00
Contact Info
anedwards@kern.org
661-636-4575
Includes
Materials
Register
https://kern.k12oms.org/1726-221337
Coordinator(s)
Marylou Long
Marylou Long
malong@kern.org
(661) 636-4334

Hilda Wright
Hilda Wright
hiwright@kern.org
(661) 636-4261

Kyle Atkin
Kyle Atkin
kyatkin@kern.org
(661) 636-4676

CAASPP & ELPAC Accessibility Features

Participants will identify the CAASPP and ELPAC accessibility features for universal and designated supports. Teachers will learn how Chrome extensions can be utilized to provide access to all learners throughout the year.
Date / Time / Location
01/01/2023
9:00am-3:00pm
KCSOS City Centre
Cost
$125.00
Contact Info
anedwards@kern.org
661-636-4575
Register
https://kern.k12oms.org/1726-221424
Coordinator(s)
Zack Safi
Zack Safi
zasafi@kern.org
(661) 636-4240

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.
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
Register
https://kern.k12oms.org/1726-221363
Coordinator(s)
Jamie Viveros
Jamie Viveros
javiveros@kern.org
(661) 636-4064