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To empower our schools in their development of world-class inclusive educational environments, the NYC Special Education Collaborative offers over 30 professional development opportunities each semester. These opportunities include: workshops, panel discussions, practicums, mini-conferences, and webinars.

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Email professional development inquiries to megan@NYCsped.org.

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October 2017

Coaching Special Educators

October 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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Presented by Anna Reeve In this workshop special education coordinators and school leaders will be introduced to different techniques for coaching around a broad array of interventions and CTT instruction.  We will discuss strategies for managing up and ensuring quality of interventions, creating a strong SPED team identity, and effectively managing time to increase quality and effectiveness of your special education team. Strand: Staff Development Suggested Audience: Special Education Coordinators, Coaches/Deans, School Leaders Suggested Grade Level: All

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Webinar: Dyslexia 101 Best Practices for Supporting Students

October 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Presented By: Lauren Hudacek This webinar will highlight the basic fundamentals and neurological basis of dyslexia and provide information about the statistical prevalence and classroom “red flags”. In addition, this session will offer information about general classroom instructional supports and modifications as well as specific remediation strategies to assist students with dyslexia. Strand:  Staff Development Suggested Audience:  General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, ELL Teachers, Deans/Coaches, School Leaders, Operations Leads, Related Service Providers, Social Workers/Counselors, Paraprofessionals Suggested Grade Level: All

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Allies for Racial Justice White Affinity Group

October 18 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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Presented by Anna Reeve This will be an informal group discussion for white educators who would like to develop their racial identities while simultaneously becoming more effective anti-racist allies for students and colleagues of color. We will engage in dialogue around identifying and understanding white privilege and how to engage in conversations around race so that we do not perpetuate racial injustice in our schools and classrooms. This group was started in the 2016-2017 school year, is ongoing, and welcomes new participants to drop in.…

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Doing Teacher Supervision and Evaluation Right

October 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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Presented By: Kim Marshall This mini-conference will review the problems with conventional teacher evaluation and propose an alternative: short, frequent, unannounced classroom visits followed by face-to-face coaching on 1-2 “leverage points” and a short narrative summary, with rubrics used for end-of-year summation. Kim will put this approach in the context of overall instructional leadership, including orchestrating teacher teamwork on curriculum planning and analysis and student surveys. Strand:  Mini-Conference: Leadership and Coaching Suggested Audience: General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Deans/Coaches, School…

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Webinar: Six Pathways to NYC High School Graduation

October 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Presented by Jeff  Imwold, Director of Student Support Services for KIPP NYC College Prep High School Graduating from high school is one of the most important milestones in a young person’s life, and sometimes it’s also one of the most challenging ones to attain. NYC public schools allow for multiple pathways to complete high school. To help navigate some of the nuances of how to get there, join this webinar, in which we’ll discuss the six main pathways that you can…

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Leading and Building Racially Inclusive School Teams

October 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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Presented by Anna Reeve and Rebekah Adens As school leaders, it is our responsibility to lead the work of creating anti-racist and inclusive environments for our teachers and other school personnel which extends well beyond one-off PDs on racial diversity. Both practical and exploratory, this workshop will explore ideas of how school leaders can invest and build spaces where colleagues of diverse racial backgrounds feel valued, supported, and comfortable. Strand: Behavior Supports, Culturally Responsive Teaching, and Social/Emotional Learning Suggested Audience: Deans/Coaches, School…

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Co-Teaching For English Learners: Leadership Challenges and Solutions

October 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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Presented By: Maria Dove In this workshop, school leaders and instructional coaches will explore what co-teaching for English learners in an Integrated English as a New Language (ENL) program truly entails. Together, we will review effective models of instruction, the roles and responsibilities of each team-teaching member, and how to effectively support collaborative instructional practices for English learners. Participants will be invited to analyze authentic video clips of co-taught classes and hear how school leaders were guided in their decision…

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Intro to Universal Design for Learning: What We Value in our Classrooms and How We Increase Access and Understanding

October 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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Presented By: Eliza Cutler, Maia D’Egidio, and Sarah Solomon In this session participants will learn the differences between differentiation and creating a classroom space that is inclusive of all learners. Participants will strengthen their understanding around variability and how “one way” of teaching a great lesson will not meet all students’ needs – but using a Universal Design for Learning framework can help teachers creatively meet the demands of the curriculum while creating many points of access for students. Students experience…

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NCI Part 1 Refresher Course

October 24 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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Presented by Bridget Foley (For those previously certified for “CPI part 1”) This is a NEW course offering for Enhanced and Premier members who were previously certified in CPI part 1. Participants will review NCI training material through strategic discussion, activities and situational role play. The course will cover the CPI Crisis Development, Verbal De-Escalation and Physical Disengagement skills. Physical holding skills are NOT covered in this course. Upon completion of this 3 hour session, participants will receive updated certification.…

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Powerful Co-teaching: Improving Student Outcomes using Specially Designed Instruction

October 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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Presented By: Savanna Flakes Co-teaching implemented with fidelity has a profound impact on a range of learners with and without disabilities. In this interactive workshop participants will gain dozens of practical instructional strategies to differentiate instruction and add the “special” to specially designed instruction for students with learning differences. Participants will have time to collaborate, explore evidenced-based practices, and plan implementation for a variety of educational technology tools, language acquisition strategies, and cooperative learning structures. The session will provide (1)…

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