Training / Professional Development Options

The Education Professional Standards Board has approved the following remedial trainings:

Elaine Wilson-Reddy (

Be The Elephant: Preventing Sexual Harassment and Abuse of Students by Education Personnel

ACE Educational Services (

For more information, call 270-933-0543 or email

  • Anger Management: What it is and how to address it

  • Administration Code for Educational Assessment (Federal and State Testing Policies)

  • Appropriate Student-Teacher Boundaries

  • Confidentiality Training for Kentucky School Certified Personnel

  • Classroom Management Training for Kentucky School Certified Personnel

  • Cultural Sensitivity Training for Kentucky School Certified Personnel

  • Fiscal Management Training for Kentucky School Certified Personnel

  • Professional Code of Ethics for Kentucky School Certified Personnel

  • Sexual Harassment in the Workforce Training for Kentucky School Certified Personnel

  • State and Federal Special Education Training

Educational Development Associates, LLC (

For more information, call 859-331-8851

  • Appropriate Student Teacher Boundaries

  • Educator Ethics Training

  • Professionalism

 Jefferson County Teachers Association (

For more information, call 502-454-3400

  • Classroom Management Training

  • Diversity Training

  • Educator Ethics Training

 Kentucky Education Association

For more information, contact Michelle Jones at 502-696-8984 or

  • Classroom Management Part I: Overview
  • Classroom Management Part II: Age Bands

National Education Association (

For more information, contact Michelle Jones at 502-696-8984 or


  • IEP Implementation: Communication and Collaboration
  • Understanding the IEP Process
  • Functional Behavior Assessment and Intervention Plans
  • IDEA: Determining Eligibility
  • Working with Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Introduction to Universal Design and Learning


  • Advocating for ELL students and their Families at the School Level
  • Advocating for ELL Friendly Local, State and Federal Policies
  • Analyzing Assessments to Support ELL Learning
  • Understanding Academic Language
  • Understanding Second Language Acquisition (SLA) Stages
  • Using ELL Strategies in the Classroom
  • Using Formative Assessments to Support ELL Learning
  • Using Standards to Plan for ELL Students


  • Classroom Embedded Performance Assessment
  • Descriptive Feedback for Student Learning
  • Eliciting Accurate Evidence of Student Learning
  • Formative Assessment in the Teaching and Learning Cycle
  • Foundational Principles of Quality Assessment
  • Learning Targets to Establish Success Criteria and Engage Students


  • Technology Integration: Citizen
  • Technology Integration: Collaborator
  • Technology Integration: Designer
  • Technology Integration: Facilitator
  • Technology Integration: Leader
  • Technology Integration: Learner


  • Cyberbullying/Cyber Safety

  • Federal, State and Local Policy Related to Bullying

  • Intervention Strategies for Educators

  • School Connectedness

  • Creating Bully-Free Environments within Structured Settings


  • Addressing Challenging Behaviors

  • Classroom Expectation and Routines

  • Creating Classroom Community

  • Aspects of an Engaged Learner

  • Organizing the Physical Layout of the Classroom

  • Trauma-Informed Pedagogy


  • Listening and Nonverbal Communication

  • Positive Professional Relationships

  • Communication

  • Equity Literacy

  • Andragogy (Adult Learning)

  • Managing Difficult Conversations

  • Post-Observation Feedback

  • Teaching About Teaching


  • Collaboration Between Colleagues

  • Communicating with Stakeholders 

  • Teaching the Teacher: The Importance of Continuous Learning

  • Engaging Classroom Discourse

  • Evaluating Digital Sources

  • Interdisciplinary Themes

  • Linking Families and Communities to Schools for Student Success

  • Promote Ownership of Learning

  • Setting Objectives and Providing Feedback

  • Teaching Note-taking and Summarizing Skills

  • Technology Integration 101

  • Using Student Evaluations to Improve Instruction and Student Learning

  • Utilizing Practice Activities within Content Areas


  • Knowing Your Students
  • Knowing Your Content and How to Teach it to Students
  • Managing and Monitoring Student Learning
  • Thinking Systematically About Your Practice and Learning From Experience
  • Teachers are Members of Learning Communities

NASDTEC Academy (

  • Appropriate Student Teacher Boundaries

  • Appropriate Use of Social Media

  • Educator Ethics Training

Additional trainings may be found through:

Kentucky Department of Education (

  • Accounting Procedures for School Activity Funds

  • Administration Code for Kentucky's Educational Assessment Program

  • Inclusion of Special Populations in the State-Required Assessment and Accountability Programs

  • Child Abuse and Neglect: Prevention, Recognition, and Reporting

    • Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect

    • Child Abuse: Mandatory Reporting (Kentucky)

  • School-Based Decision Making – Training

  • Use of Physical Restraint and Seclusion in Public Schools

    • PBIS I – Introduction to PBIS 

    • PBIS II – Schoolwide Implementation of PBIS 

    • PBIS III – Bully Prevention in a PBIS Framework

To become an approved training provider:

 An organization or group may request to be EPSB approved remedial professional development or training provider by submitting a letter of request addressed to the EPSB board chair and a training proposal.  The training proposal shall contain a course syllabus, the approximate time for the course, a course bibliography, and curriculum vitae or resumes for the course developers and instructors.  If the course will be provided online, that information needs to be denoted in the request letter and include an explanation of how the online training is conducted and if online participants will be assessed. 

Please send the letter of request and proposal to Chelsea Young for preparation for the EPSB’s review.

One time request for professional development or training approvals:

 An individual may request that a professional development or training be approved to meet any board ordered training requirements by submitting the course syllabus, the approximate time for the course, a course bibliography, and curriculum vitae or resumes for the course developers and instructors to   

Individuals requesting one time approval for a particular professional development or training are encouraged to request approval prior to taking the course. 

Last modified: Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 3:35 PM