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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
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
Register
http://kern.k12oms.org/1515-236470
Coordinator(s)
Jose Espinoza
Jose Espinoza
jespinoza@kern.org
661-852-5661

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.
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
Register
https://kern.k12oms.org/eventdetail.php?id=236962
Coordinator(s)
Melvin Thomas
Melvin Thomas
methomas@kern.org
(661) 636-4525

Chris Persons
Chris Persons
chpersons@kern.org
(661) 636-4650

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
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.
Register
http://kern.k12oms.org/1515-235222
Coordinator(s)
Jeffrey Coggan
Jeffrey Coggan
jecoggan@kern.org
(661) 852-5660

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
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.
Register
http://kern.k12oms.org/1515-235227
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
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.
Register
http://kern.k12oms.org/1515-235109
Coordinator(s)
Jeffrey Coggan
Jeffrey Coggan
jecoggan@kern.org
(661) 852-5660

Artificial Intelligence (Ai) in Education

Participants will create unique images using artificial intelligence and apply their AI to facilitate engaging classrooms. Teachers will receive templates using AI to take back and use the next day in the class.
Date / Time / Location
11/16/2023
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
TBA
Cost
$125.00
Contact Info
syanaya@kern.org
661-636-4014
Who Will Benefit
District Administrators, Site Administrators, Other Instructional Leaders, Teachers (general education and special education)
Includes
Materials
Register
http://kern.k12oms.org/1726-234026
Coordinator(s)
Zack Safi
Zack Safi
zasafi@kern.org
(661) 636-4240

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
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"
Register
http://kern.k12oms.org/1510-242229
Coordinator(s)
Tara Clarke
Tara Clarke
taclarke@kern.org
661-636-4657

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
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
Register
http://kern.k12oms.org/1510-242234
Coordinator(s)
Tara Clarke
Tara Clarke
taclarke@kern.org
661-636-4657

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.
Date / Time / Location
02/01/24 & 02/22/24
9:00 am -3:00 pm
TBA
Cost
$300.00
Contact Info
syanaya@kern.org
661-636-4014
Who Will Benefit
District Administrators, Site Administrators, Other Instructional Leaders, Teachers (general education and special education)
Includes
Materials
Register
http://kern.k12oms.org/1512-233682
Coordinator(s)
Alisa Hamilton
Alisa Hamilton

Joaquin Castillo
Joaquin Castillo
jocastillo@kern.org
(661) 636-4431