Networks

Assistant Principals

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Coordinators: Kellie Thompson

2020/2021 Meeting Dates

GRREC and the Leading to Learn Division are pleased to offer Principals' Network Meetings to Principals and Assistant Principals in the GRREC region.  Also, there is a New Principals’ Network that began in the fall of 2017. 

Principals and Assistant Principals in the GRREC region meet at GRREC periodically and have the opportunity to review and learn about the latest forecast for education in Kentucky.  During these 3-hour meetings, participants hear the latest education-related information that is pertinent to their position.  They also have the opportunity to engage in round-table discussions about issues that keep principals feeling stuck or that can become barriers which seem difficult to overcome. These Principal Network Meetings will be an opportunity for all building level administrators to come together in groups (Elementary, Middle, and High School) and network with one another about similar issues or concerns. 

Assistive Technology

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Coordinator: Betsy Flener

2020/2021 Meeting Dates

This network will:

  • Provide regional means for dispensing and sharing information about assistive technology (AT) and augmentative alternative communication (AAC)

  • Build capacity within GRREC region so that its representatives will be leaders in their schools and districts

  • Disseminate best practices in developing systems in communication for students with various disabilities

  • Provide trainings on state-of-the-art practices and programs in AT and AAC

  • Keep districts abreast of materials, equipment and devices housed in the GRREC lending library

  • Assist districts in comparing various solutions of AT and AAC so they can make appropriate purchasing decisions 

Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Coordinators: Deb Myers & Michelle Antle

2020/2021 Meeting Dates

 

This network will:

  • Build capacity with the GRREC region in the area of autism

  • Define a communication conduit for disseminating current information and evidence-based practices related to autism within the districts

  • Bring high caliber training to the region in a cost-effective manner

  • Establish a group of leaders within the region that can support districts in the provision of services to autistic youth.

Birth to Grade Three Leadership Network

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Coordinators: Jamie Spugnardi

2020/2021 Meeting Dates

 

This network will:

  • take a deep dive into the recommendations and practices from the National Association of Elementary School Principals Leading Pre-K-3 Competency Guide 

  • actively participate in learning experiences rich in interdisciplinary content and literacy to illustrate best practice in early childhood instruction

  • hear from practicing principals and community leaders about community support agencies

  • have an opportunity to send a lead teacher to a workshop based on the outcomes of the leadership network (including: admission, materials, substitute pay)

  • have an opportunity to receive a micro-credential in Birth-Grade 3 Leadership

CIO (Chief Information Officers) Network

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Coordinator: John Strode

2020/2021 Meeting Dates

Meets the third Friday of each month

This network is facilitated by Region 2’s KETS Regional Engineer, Bruce Lindsey; Bruce serves as the liaison for school districts and the Kentucky Office of Technology; he brings updates from Frankfort as well as topics affecting all districts to each meeting.

Counselors Connection

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Coordinator: Shea Rogers 

2020/2021 Meeting Dates

This network will provide professional learning and networking opportunities for K-12 counselors.

Digital Learning Coaches

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Coordinator: Terri Stice

2020/2021 Meeting Dates

This network will allow participants to share success stories and discuss challenges/barriers with instructional technology (including all software implementation purchases) within districts.

Director of Special Education Advisory Council

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Coordinator: Dr. Kelly Davis

2020/2021 Meeting Dates

This network will:

  • Provide information and resources to support a high-quality education for students with disabilities

  • Provide information regarding special education laws and regulations

  • Provide an opportunity for networking, collaboration, and resource-sharing among directors of special education

   

District Instructional Leadership Network

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Coordinator: Kelly Davis & Jamie Spugnardi

2020/2021 Meeting Dates

This network is to discuss hot topic items, problem solve, and work through on-the-job issues; a survey is sent out prior to each meeting and participants set the agenda and choose the speakers; this is a true “networking” opportunity where districts have an opportunity to collaborate and develop a community of trust and support to accomplish the work before them.

English Language Learners

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Coordinator: Skip Cleavinger

2020/2021 Meeting Dates

This network is for educators to increase their knowledge and skills working with a diverse group of students with different language, academic, and social-emotional needs.

Facilities / Operations Director

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Coordinator: Bart Flener

2020/2021 Meeting Dates

This network will allow Facilities/Operations Directors a time to network with one another about concerns and other topics

Finance Officers

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Coordinator: Dan Jones

2020/2021 Meeting Dates

This network will provide the finance directors of our member districts the opportunity to network
and share ideas/concerns/problems they may encounter; most meetings will include a speaker with a presentation that is relevant to their jobs.

Food Service Directors

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Coordinator: Shea Rogers

2020/2021 Meeting Dates

This network is to discuss hot topic items, problem solve, and work through on-the-job issues related to food services.

Gifted & Talented

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Coordinator: Jamie Spugnardi

2020/2021 Meeting Dates

This network is for school and district staff responsible for GT programming and services, including GT Coordinators and GT Resource Teachers; to discuss current issues in GT education, updates to state and federal regulations, and share resources and experiences; unique partnership between GRREC & WKU’s The Center for Gifted Studies - is open to GT Coordinators from across the state & includes a KY GT Network website.

Library Media

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Coordinator: Tara Griffith & Sam Northern

2020/2021 Meeting Dates

This network will provide an opportunity for library media specialists to network, share resources and explore new technology and literacy applications alongside faculty from WKU’s Library Media Education department and consultants from KET Education and KY Dept. of Ed.

Principals

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Coordinators: Kellie Thompson.

2020/2021 Meeting Dates

GRREC and the Leading to Learn Division are pleased to offer Principals' Network Meetings to Principals and Assistant Principals in the GRREC region.  Also, there is a New Principals’ Network that began in the fall of 2017. 

Principals and Assistant Principals in the GRREC region meet at GRREC periodically and have the opportunity to review and learn about the latest forecast for education in Kentucky.  During these 3-hour meetings, participants hear the latest education-related information that is pertinent to their position.  They also have the opportunity to engage in round-table discussions about issues that keep principals feeling stuck or that can become barriers which seem difficult to overcome. These Principal Network Meetings will be an opportunity for all building level administrators to come together in groups (Elementary, Middle, and High School) and network with one another about similar issues or concerns. 

Region 2 Technicians

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Coordinator: John Strode

2020/2021 Meeting Dates

Second Friday of every month

This network provides opportunities for district technicians to network, share resources and  discuss common issues. 

Regional Interagency Transition Team (RITT)

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Coordinator: Marisa Duarte

2020/2021 Meeting Dates

This network provides a regional forum for information sharing and action around transition needs and services; the team consists of a network of the region’s school districts, post-secondary institutions, state agencies, community agencies, and community members who are involved in or provide transition services; network opportunities for colleagues involved in transition.

Safety Officers

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Coordinator: Bart Flener

2020/2021 Meeting Dates

This network will allow Safety Officers a time to network with one another about concerns and other safety related topics

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Coordinator: Deb Myers

2020/2021 Meeting Dates

This network will:

  • Disseminate best practice information and intervention practices to school psychologists to increase the quality of services to students within the GRREC school districts

  • Provide a network among professional colleagues in the field of school psychology.

Speech/Language Pathologists

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Coordinator: Besty Flener

Meets as needed

This is an online network.

Transportation Directors

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Coordinator: Bart Flener

2020/2021 Meeting Dates

This network will allow Transportation Directors a time to network with one another about safety concerns and other transportation related topics

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Assistant Principals

Coordinators: Kellie Thompson

2020/2021 Meeting Dates

GRREC is pleased to offer Principals' Network Meetings to Principals and Assistant Principals in the GRREC region. Principals and Assistant Principals in the GRREC region meet at GRREC periodically and have the opportunity to review and learn about the latest forecast for education in Kentucky.  During these 3-hour meetings, participants hear the latest education-related information that is pertinent to their position.  They also have the opportunity to engage in round-table discussions about issues that keep principals feeling stuck or that can become barriers which seem difficult to overcome. These Principal Network Meetings will be an opportunity for all building level administrators to come together in groups (Elementary, Middle, and High School) and network with one another about similar issues or concerns. 

Assistive Technology

Coordinator: Betsy Flener

2020/2021 Meeting Dates

This network will:

  • Provide regional means for dispensing and sharing information about assistive technology (AT) and augmentative alternative communication (AAC)

  • Build capacity within GRREC region so that its representatives will be leaders in their schools and districts

  • Disseminate best practices in developing systems in communication for students with various disabilities

  • Provide trainings on state-of-the-art practices and programs in AT and AAC

  • Keep districts abreast of materials, equipment and devices housed in the GRREC lending library

  • Assist districts in comparing various solutions of AT and AAC so they can make appropriate purchasing decisions 

 

   Lending Library - Assistive Technology List

Lending Library - Other Resources

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Coordinators: Deb Myers & Michelle Antle

2020/2021 Meeting Dates

 

This network will:

  • Build capacity with the GRREC region in the area of autism

  • Define a communication conduit for disseminating current information and evidence-based practices related to autism within the districts

  • Bring high caliber training to the region in a cost-effective manner

  • Establish a group of leaders within the region that can support districts in the provision of services to autistic youth.

Autism Spectrum Disorder Resources

Birth to Grade Three Leadership Network

Coordinators: Jamie Spugnardi                                          

2020/2021 Meeting Dates

 

 This network will:

  • take a deep dive into the recommendations and practices from the National Association of Elementary School Principals Leading Pre-K-3 Competency Guide 

  • actively participate in learning experiences rich in interdisciplinary content and literacy to illustrate best practice in early childhood instruction

  • hear from practicing principals and community leaders about community support agencies

  • have an opportunity to send a lead teacher to a workshop based on the outcomes of the leadership network (including: admission, materials, substitute pay)

  • have an opportunity to receive a micro-credential in Birth-Grade 3 Leadership

Birth - Grade 3 Google Site

CIO (Chief Information Officers)

Coordinator: John Strode

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2020/2021 Meeting Dates

Meets the third Friday of each month

This network is facilitated by Region 2’s KETS Regional Engineer, Bruce Lindsey; Bruce serves as the liaison for school districts and the Kentucky Office of Technology; he brings updates from Frankfort as well as topics affecting all districts to each meeting.

Counselors Connection

Coordinator: Shea Rogers 

2020/2021 Meeting Dates

This network will provide professional learning and networking opportunities for K-12 counselors.

Counselor Resources

Digital Learning Coaches

Coordinator: Terri Stice

2020/2021 Meeting Dates

This network will allow participants to share success stories and discuss challenges/barriers with instructional technology (including all software implementation purchases) within districts.

Director of Special Education Advisory Council

Coordinator: Dr. Kelly Davis

2020/2021 Meeting Dates

This network will:

  • Provide information and resources to support a high-quality education for students with disabilities

  • Provide information regarding special education laws and regulations

  • Provide an opportunity for networking, collaboration, and resource-sharing among directors of special education

District Instructional Leadership Network

Coordinator: Kelly Davis & Jamie Spugnardi

2020/2021 Meeting Dates

This network is to discuss hot topic items, problem solve, and work through on-the-job issues; a survey is sent out prior to each meeting and participants set the agenda and choose the speakers; this is a true “networking” opportunity where districts have an opportunity to collaborate and develop a community of trust and support to accomplish the work before them.

English Language Learners

Coordinator: Skip Cleavinger

2020/2021 Meeting Dates

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This network is for educators to increase their knowledge and skills working with a diverse group of students with different language, academic, and social-emotional needs.

EL Resources

Facilities/Operations Directors

Coordinator: Bart Flener

2020/2021 Meeting Dates

This network will allow Facilities/Operations Directors a time to network with one another about concerns and other topics​

Finance Officers

Coordinator: Dan Jones

2020/2021 Meeting Dates

This network will provide the finance directors of our member districts the opportunity to network
and share ideas/concerns/problems they may encounter; most meetings will include a speaker with a presentation that is relevant to their jobs.

Food Service Directors

Coordinator: Shea Rogers

2020/2021 Meeting Dates

This network is to discuss hot topic items, problem solve, and work through on-the-job issues related to food services.

Food Services Resources

Gifted & Talented

Coordinator: Jamie Spugnardi

2020/2021 Meeting Dates

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This network is for school and district staff responsible for GT programming and services, including GT Coordinators and GT Resource Teachers; to discuss current issues in GT education, updates to state and federal regulations, and share resources and experiences; unique partnership between GRREC & WKU’s The Center for Gifted Studies - is open to GT Coordinators from across the state & includes a KY GT Network website.

Gifted & Talented Resources

Library Media Services

Coordinator: Tara Griffith & Sam Northern

2020/2021 Meeting Dates

This network will provide an opportunity for library media specialists to network, share resources and explore new technology and literacy applications alongside faculty from WKU’s Library Media Education department and consultants from KET Education and KY Dept. of Ed.

LMS Resources link

Principals

Coordinators: Kellie Thompson

2020/2021 Meeting Dates

​GRREC and the Leading to Learn Division are pleased to offer Principals' Network Meetings to Principals and Assistant Principals in the GRREC region.  Also, there is a New Principals’ Network that began in the fall of 2017. 

Principals and Assistant Principals in the GRREC region meet at GRREC periodically and have the opportunity to review and learn about the latest forecast for education in Kentucky.  During these 3-hour meetings, participants hear the latest education-related information that is pertinent to their position.  They also have the opportunity to engage in round-table discussions about issues that keep principals feeling stuck or that can become barriers which seem difficult to overcome. These Principal Network Meetings will be an opportunity for all building level administrators to come together in groups (Elementary, Middle, and High School) and network with one another about similar issues or concerns. 

Region 2 Technicians

Coordinator: John Strode

2020/2021 Meeting Dates

Second Friday of every month

This network provides opportunities for district technicians to network, share resources and  discuss common issues. 

Regional Interagency Transition Team (RITT)

Coordinator: Marisa Duarte

2020/2021 Meeting Dates

This network provides a regional forum for information sharing and action around transition needs and services; the team consists of a network of the region’s school districts, post-secondary institutions, state agencies, community agencies, and community members who are involved in or provide transition services; network opportunities for colleagues involved in transition.

Safety Officers

Coordinator: Bart Flener

2020/2021 Meeting Dates

This network will allow Safety Officers a time to network with one another about concerns and other safety related topics​

School Pyschologists

Coordinator: Deb Myers

2020/2021 Meeting Dates

This network will:

  • Disseminate best practice information and intervention practices to school psychologists to increase the quality of services to students within the GRREC school districts

  • Provide a network among professional colleagues in the field of school psychology.

School Psychology Network Resources

Speech/Language Pathologists

Coordinator: Besty Flener

Meets as needed

This is an online network.

Transportation Directors

Coordinator: Bart Flener

2020/2021 Meeting Dates

 

This network will allow Transportation Directors a time to network with one another about safety concerns and other transportation related topics​.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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