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To empower our schools in their development of inclusive educational environments, the Collaborative For Inclusive Education offers over 50 professional development opportunities each semester – including workshops, panel discussions, practicums, mini-conferences, and webinars.

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August 2019

Session 1: Getting Started in Your Co-Teaching Pair

August 26 @ 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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“Collaboration, respect, and ongoing communication are necessary to ensure that each teacher is committed to the learning journey in the classroom” (Elizabeth Stein, Elevating Co-teaching through UDL). In the first workshop of our co-teaching series, co-teaching pairs will have the opportunity to get to know each other and lay the foundation for their partnership. Participants will learn about each other’s working styles, preferences, interests, personalities, areas of expertise, and roles. Pairs will also create a shared vision for their co-taught…

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Session 2: Collaborating with Your Co-Teacher

August 26 @ 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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Who is grading assessments? How are we passing out materials? When can students use the bathroom? How will we respond to misbehavior? “ By discussing these issues prior to co-teaching, teachers find that they can make decisions about how they will jointly run the class” says Wendy Murawski. In this workshop, co-teaching pairs will have time to share and discuss their expectations of their roles, responsibilities, and classroom policies and routines. Participants will leave this workshop united to begin co-teaching…

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MLL/ELL Identification and NYSITELL Administration (Webinar)

August 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In this webinar, participants will learn about the legal dos and don'ts of MLL/ELL identification, including compliance timelines, language access, and accommodations. Participants will also receive a tutorial on how to administer and score the New York State Identification Test for English Language Learners (NYSITELL), which includes Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing subtests. By attending this session, attendees will leave with: Useful resources to help implement next steps coming out of the webinar Knowledge of the contents of the NYSITELL…

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September 2019

Deciphering NYSESLAT Scores: Mandates and Best Practices (Webinar)

September 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

In this webinar, participants will learn how to make sense of the NYSESLAT scores of their ELLs/MLLs as they are reported in SIRS and ATS. We will cover legal mandates and best practices as they pertain to parent notification, language access, accommodations, programming, and instruction. By attending this session, attendees will leave with... an understanding of the federal and state regulations as they relate to ELL/MLL testing knowledge of how to read both the raw and converted NYSESLAT scores by subtest…

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MLL/ELL Boot Camp (REPEAT)

September 11 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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In this training, participants will learn the ins and outs of MLL/ELL education in charter schools. We will cover mandates and best practices when it comes to: federal and state regulations, translation and interpretation, enrollment, assessment, programming, and instruction. Participants will have ample opportunities to reflect on next steps, craft an action plan, and connect with fellow new-to-charter MLL/ELL educators. Presenters: Kristen Coelho Melissa Katz **Note that this event is part of the ELL Compliance & Assessment (ECA) strand. Member…

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Ensuring Protections for Immigrant Students & Families (Webinar)

September 13 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

In this webinar, participants will learn about compliance with federal and state mandates when working with ELL/MLL students and families, including immigration government agency access to schools. Participants will also be exposed to various resources that can be used to help meet mandates and best practices for protecting and serving their ELL/MLL community. By attending this session, attendees will leave with... knowledge of federal and state mandates for ELL/MLL education knowledge of rules and regulations around immigration government agency access…

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NYSESLAT Scoring & Administration

September 17 @ 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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In this training, participants will learn the ins and outs of administering the New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT). Participants will have the opportunity to norm on scoring the Speaking and Writing portions of the NYSESLAT using the state-published rubrics. Note that staff who have been trained in the NYSESLAT are eligible to score the NYSITELL. By attending this session, attendees will leave with... an understanding of the legal mandates and logistics associated with administering…

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Analyzing MLL/ELL Data & Goal Setting

September 17 @ 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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In this workshop, participants will learn how to read the RLAT, the ATS report that breaks down MLL/ELLs' NYSESLAT scores from the past three years. Participants will explore how to understand the raw vs. converted scores, understand the nuances of how MLL/ELLs are performing overall, as well as in the four domains: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about and explore different resources that can help them track MLL/ELL data and progress throughout the…

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Session 1: Getting Started in Your Co-Teaching Pair (REPEAT)

September 19 @ 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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In the first workshop of our co-teaching series, pairs will get to know each other and lay the foundation for their partnership. Participants will compare working styles, preferences, and areas of expertise. Pairs will also create a shared vision for their co-taught classroom, explore resources, and create next steps. Presenter: Corey Green

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Session 2: Collaborating with Your Co-Teacher (REPEAT)

September 19 @ 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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Who is grading assessments? How are we passing out materials? When can students use the bathroom? How will we respond to misbehavior? “ By discussing these issues prior to co-teaching, teachers find that they can make decisions about how they will jointly run the class” says Wendy Murawski. In this workshop, co-teaching pairs will have time to share and discuss their expectations of their roles, responsibilities, and classroom policies and routines. Participants will leave this workshop united to begin co-teaching…

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