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Current Professional Learning Opportunities

Face-to-Face Professional Learning Opportunities are listed on our calendar on the RTC home page. The following are web-based opportunities:


A new, free web-based training course, Kentucky Strengthening Families: Overview for Service Providers, is now available. Early Childhood professionals can earn 3 clock hours for completing the course in ECE-TRIS. Use your ECE-TRIS username and password for login. This can also be found on the ECE-TRIS calendar page by clicking hereIf you need assistance with logging in, you can learn more on the ECE-TRIS website at 


Contact Blair Haydon at with any questions.   



An Introduction to the Kentucky Early Childhood Standards

An Introduction to the Kentucky Early Childhood Standards, a 3-hour course provided by KET, is currently available.  The course desctiption is below.

The Kentucky Early Childhood Standards describe what children should know and be able to do from birth through age 4. In this course, we will examine the standards and their essential components: standards, benchmarks, developmental continuum and example behaviors. You will see videos of infants and young children and hear from teachers and educators regarding the purpose and benefits of using the standards. This is a three-hour course. Plan to spend a minimum of three hours on this course.

To access the link to the course, click here (then click PD: Early Childhood Education).



The Governor’s Office of Early Childhood has announced the latest online course developed as part of Kentucky’s Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge. The free course is made possible through the work of a dedicated group of Early Childhood Professionals.

To access the free web-based training, Kentucky Early Childhood Standards 102,click here. Use your ECE-TRIS username and password for login. Once you are on the Calendar page, choose DCC Training Approval Lists and then choose Online Training Courses.  Search for Standards 102; the link will be included in the training details.     If you need assistance with login, you can learn more on the ECE-TRIS website at . Once the training is complete, 1 clock hour for the session will automatically transfer to your ECE-TRIS Training Record for proof of completion. 

For more information, contact Hazel Combs (



Positive Behavior in Schools III: Bully Prevention, a free, online professional development training course, is now available! This year's training is two (2) hours in length.  The content provides simple strategies for implementing evidence-based, school-wide instruction to prevent bullying behavior. This practice is embedded within the positive behavior intervention and support (PBIS) content previously presented and does not represent a separate focus. As with previous modules, videos featuring Kentucky schools are presented to provide clear examples of the simplicity with which this instruction can be implemented. 


At the start of the 2013-14 school year, all Kentucky school personnel were required to have annual training in positive behavioral interventions and supports pursuant to 704 KAR 7:160, The Use of Physical Restraint and Seclusion in Public Schools, Section 6(1). While there is no requirement for districts to use this specific training, it satisfies the requirements of the regulation and is free to districts.  


To enroll in PPBIS III: Bully Prevention, go to and click on the enroll button.  You will need a PBS TeacherLine or PBS LearningMedia login to enroll.  If you do not already have a PBS account, you will be directed to create one. 


You may also continue to access previous trainings. 

Year 1 training may be found at

Year 2 training may be found at


If you have questions, please contact Gretta Hylton at or at (502) 564-9850, ext. 4109.   



The Healthy Child: Assembly Required, is a video by Kathleen Gallagher.  She is one of the TEDxUNC 2015 Faculty Speakers.  She talks about about the assembly required in order to build physically, emotionally, cognitively, and socially healthy children.

To access the video, click here.


The National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning is a link on the Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center website created and maintained by Head Start.  This site shares a variety of quality teaching and learning strategies.  There are many short video clips, templates, etc.

To access the link, click here.


Like a Footprint in Wet Cement: Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences, is a webinar presented by Mr. Victor Vieth from the Gunderson National Child Protection Training Center.  It details  the impact of childhood trauma throughout the life cycle including its correlation with hundreds of medical and mental health conditions.  The webinar helps equip participants in recognizing and responding to these signs of trauma.  The webinar was originally shared on January 14, 2015.  It was hosted by the National DEC.

 To access the webinar, click here.


Please feel free to contact the Ashland RTC with any questions or concerns.