Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM EST
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CKEC Training Center 
2331 Fortune Drive
Lexington,, KY 40509

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Cecilia Barnhill 
Central Kentucky Educational Cooperative 

11/7/19 High Leverage Practices in Special Education: Overview

Speaker: Laura Smith

Target Audience:

Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers,RTI Leaders/Teachers, Administrators



High Leverage Practices: 

1. Collaborate with professionals to increase student success.

2. Organize and facilitate effective meetings with professionals and families.

3. Collaborate with families to support student learning and secure needed services.

4. Use multiple sources of information to develop a comprehensive assessment information with takeholders to collaboratively design and implement educational programs.

6. Use student assessment data, analyze instructional practices, and make necessary adjustments that improve student outcomes.

7. Establish a consistent, organized, and respectful learning environment.

8. Provide positive and constructive feedback to guide students' learning and behavior.

9. Teach social behaviors.

10. Conduct functional behavioral assessments to devlop individual student behavior support plans.

11. Identify and prioritize long and short term learning goals.

12. Systematically design instruction toward specific learning goals.

13. Adapt curriculum tasks and materials for specific learning goals.

14. Teach cognitive and metacognitive strategies to support learning and independence.

15. Provide scaffolded supports.

16. Use explicit instruction.

17. Use flexible grouping.

18. Use strategies to promote active student engagement.

19. Use assistive and instructional technologies.

20. Provide instensive instruction.

21. Teach students to maintain and generalize new learning across time and settings.

22. Provide positive and constructive feedback to guide students' learning and behavior.


The twenty-two high-leverage practices are designed to serve as a road map for guiding teacher preparation and professional learning. The high-leverage practices are organized around four areas of practice: Collaboration, Assessment, Social/Emotional/Behavioral and Instruction.  This session will provide participants the opportunity to explore each practice, view videos of implementation, and resources to further learning of evidence-based strategies for special education students.




If you need ADA accommodations, please email Cecilia Barnhill,  cecilia.barnhill@ckec.org


Please note that CKSEC accepts Purchase Orders and checks as forms of payment, for auditing purposes, we can not accept cash. 

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At CKSEC, we love kids and families! Unfortunately, due to liability issues and professional decorum, children and other family members or friends are not permitted to attend our trainings.

Please get permission from CKEC prior to video or audio recording a portion or all of a CKEC session. 

Please dress in layers as it can be difficult to adjust the temperature.

Attendance Policy:

If you register to attend a session, but find you are unable to attend, please cancel your registration as early as possible. Space is limited and by canceling you will allow others to benefit from these highly qualified professional development opportunities. A fee could be assessed for no shows.

Districts will be notified of those who registered and did not attend or did not cancel prior to be session.