Supported Employment Training Project – Core Training Series

Beginning October of 2019 the format for the Core Training Series changed in order to reduce the travel and training time for participants.  Online content will be incorporated and there will only be two in-person sessions to attend.  The required Series sequence is:  Online Modules, Session 1 (in person) and Session 2 (in person.) Training must be completed in this order.

You have successfully registered for the in-person session to be held on December 11-12, 2019 in Lexington. Look for information from Katie Wolf Whaley coming soon.

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Beyond Fundamentals – Tech for Trainers: Polling and Assessment

Have you ever wondered how to keep participants engaged during a training session. What can trainers do  to keep the learning active and fun?  Have you tried engaging your audience using polling and assessment? In this online course trainers will learn the importance of polling and assessment, and will get a brief introduction to several types of polling and assessment tools that can be used in training sessions.

Learning Objectives

  • Lesson 1: Defining Polling and Assessment
  • Lesson 2: Using Polling and Assessment
    • Topic 1: The importance of Polling and Assessment in Training
    • Topic 2: Formative vs. Summative Assessment
    • Topic 3: Polling and Assessment Tools

TRANS 101: ADA Paratransit

ADA Paratransit an available service when a city’s fixed-route transit system does not meet the needs of an individual with a disability. ADA Paratransit is important for individuals with disabilities to fully participate in the community. As a result of the completion of this module, you will understand how to access ADA Paratransit for yourself or an individual you support.

PHT 202: Prenatal Medical Outreach Training for Trainees

Learning Objectives

This course is a tool to be used by local advocacy organizations to help train Prenatal Outreach Representatives either online or in a group training session. Individuals may request permission to use this course if they live in an area where no other local advocacy organizations currently offer medical outreach to support new and expectant parents. 

  • Describe the purpose and value of medical outreach 
  • Identify important prenatal screening technology, research on prenatal issues, and prenatal policy initiatives 
  • Outline the responsibilities of a Prenatal Outreach Representative
  • Describe how to approach doctors and share resources as a Prenatal Outreach Representative

SETP 103: Supported Employment – Understanding the Power of Perceptions & Valued Roles

Course Introduction

🎯 Objective

The successful learner will recognize the difference between negative and valued roles and how social roles impact one’s life experiences.

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Content derived from the work of Dr. Wolf Wolfensberger

Wolfensberger, W. (1997).  A brief introduction to Social Role Valorization: a high-order concept for addressing the plight of societally devalued people, and for structuring human services (3rd rev. ed.). Syracuse, NY: Training Institute for Human Service Planning, Leadership & Change Agentry (Syracuse University).

Course Development

A special thanks to Hope Leet Dittmeier, Executive Director of Mattingly Edge, Louisville, KY  for the development of the content for this lesson related to Social Role Valorization.

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Hope Leet Dittmeier
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To continue in the course, click the first lesson below.

SETP 101: Supported Employment Online Course Series – IPS

  • 📹Embedded Videos: Throughout the course there are videos from various YouTube channels. Many of these videos must be viewed in its entirety before moving on to the next topic. Usually this means waiting until the Related Videos pops up at the end, after the credits. If you encounter a problem with a video please use the Contact Us button below and include the name of the course, topic and video you are having trouble with.

SETP 101: Supported Employment Online Course Series – Traditional

  • 📹Embedded Videos: Throughout the course there are videos from various YouTube channels. Many of these videos must be viewed in its entirety before moving on to the next topic. Usually this means waiting until the Related Videos pops up at the end, after the credits. If you encounter a problem with a video please use the Contact Us button below and include the name of the course, topic and video you are having trouble with.

FET 12: Course Wrap Up Fall 2019

Congratulations!  You have completed FET 1-11 and all 17 hours of the Fundamentals of Effective Training hybrid course!  Give yourself a round of applause!

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We know that you have spent many hours working hard on learning how to become a more effective trainer and we greatly appreciate all the hard work and effort that you put in during the process.

We hope that your process was smooth and that you are excited to become a trainer and share your knowledge with the Early Childhood Education field.

FET 11: Transfer of Learning Fall 2019

When the training is over, it is not really over! This section of FET is going to explore how participants and trainers move beyond the training setting to more completely fulfill the impact that effective training is to have – which is to ‘lead to a change in behavior that provides improved quality of services to children and families.’ This transfer is commonly referred to as the Transfer of Learning.

Effective Training: instructional experiences designed to develop new knowledge, skills and behaviors that are expected to be applied immediately upon or within a short period of time after arrival on or returning to the job.

Transfer of Learning: the intentional and ongoing application of knowledge and implementation of skills and behaviors in the workplace, gained in the training session’s learning experiences.

If trainers design an effective training that includes activities to support the transfer of learning, and participants follow through back in the workplace, the end result is:

  • More involvement from the director.
  • Lasting change in behavior of the staff.
  • Improved outcomes for children and families.

FET 6: Training Design: Training Methods Fall 2019

Welcome to Training Design: Training Methods.  In the previous lesson you learned about and worked with the needs assessment, identifying workplace and training outcomes, and outlining training content based on the outcomes.  In this Training Methods course, you will get to flex your creative muscle as you build engaging activities and exercises for learners.

FET 5: Training Design: Outlining Training Content Fall 2019

Fundamentals of Effective Training: Training Design is all about how to design a training session.  Training design will include the details, major tasks, and sub tasks that are necessary when designing a training.  Throughout this lesson you will gain information, strategies, and practical opportunities that will support and prepare you to create a focused, sequenced, and active training session.

 When developing a Training Plan there are 7 steps/questions to be answered in order to have an effective and quality training. 

Step 1 – Who?

Step 2 – Why?

Step 3 – When?

Step 4 – Where?

Step 5 – What For?

Step 6 – What?

Step 7 – How?

Each step in developing a training plan asks a question that focuses on an important part of the planning process.  By the end of FET: Training Design you will be familiar with all 7 steps.

The 7 steps for developing a training plan

FET 4: Training Design: Professional Development Framework (PDF) Fall 2019

In this course, you will learn about the Professional Development Framework (PDF) that includes the key components to address the needs for Education, Training, and Credentialing of Early Care, Early Intervention, and Early Childhood Education professionals in Kentucky.

Prior to starting the first lesson in this course you should have access to the Professional Development Framework. It will be utilized throughout FET.  Please note this document is 93 pages. If you do not have a pre-printed copy already, you have the option of printing it out or downloading the document for future reference.

To access the document please click on the following link.

Handouts Reminder

📝Handouts for all sections of FET: Training Design (Courses 4-8) are found in 1 single handout. This handout can be found under “Handouts” in FET 1: FET and Trainer Credential Overview. If you did not already print off a copy, you can print a copy off below:📝

FET 2: Effective Trainers and Training Fall 2019

To be an effective trainer, one must know not only the specific content that training participants have signed up to learn, but also understand how the human brain is structured as well as how it develops from birth to adulthood and works to acquire, store, and use new information that it receives.

One must apply information about how these structures and processes impact adult learners. Our goal is to create optimal conditions for adult learning that create changes in workplace behavior to improve outcomes for children and families in early care and education settings.