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Due to the current state of affairs, we are reviewing our programming in order to deliver the best alternatives to our in-person events. The Collaborative is committed to our members' professional development, and will transition as many of our trainings as possible to webinars, chat room discussions, etc. For the time being, please assume that all in-person events are on hold. Thank you for your patience.

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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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Email professional development inquiries to Kevin@inclusiveedny.org.

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August 2020

Wilson FUNdations Virtual Launch Workshop – Level K

August 13 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Wilson Fundations is a phonological/phonemic awareness, phonics and spelling program for the general education classroom. Fundations is based upon the Wilson Reading System® principles and serves as a prevention program to help reduce reading and spelling failure. Rather than completely replace core curriculum, Fundations provides the research-validated strategies that complement installed programs to meet federal standards and serve the needs of all children. Teachers incorporate a 30-minute daily Fundations lesson into their language arts classroom instruction. Fundations lessons focus on…

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Wilson FUNdations Virtual Launch Workshop – Level 1

August 13 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Wilson Fundations is a phonological/phonemic awareness, phonics and spelling program for the general education classroom. Fundations is based upon the Wilson Reading System® principles and serves as a prevention program to help reduce reading and spelling failure. Rather than completely replace core curriculum, Fundations provides the research-validated strategies that complement installed programs to meet federal standards and serve the needs of all children. Teachers incorporate a 30-minute daily Fundations lesson into their language arts classroom instruction. Fundations lessons focus on…

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Wilson FUNdations Virtual Launch Workshop – Level 2

August 13 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Wilson Fundations is a phonological/phonemic awareness, phonics and spelling program for the general education classroom. Fundations is based upon the Wilson Reading System® principles and serves as a prevention program to help reduce reading and spelling failure. Rather than completely replace core curriculum, Fundations provides the research-validated strategies that complement installed programs to meet federal standards and serve the needs of all children. Teachers incorporate a 30-minute daily Fundations lesson into their language arts classroom instruction. Fundations lessons focus on…

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Lunch & Learn: ICT Considerations for Fall 2020

August 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

What does integrated co-teaching look like during remote learning? How can we interpret this mandated service for Fall 2020? In this seat-free Lunch and Learn, we will come together to share current programmatic designs and plans, discuss implications, strengths, and risks, and walk away with a refined plan of action, equipped with the right questions to ask as we confront our ever-changing, present context. Presenters: Jennifer Rodriguez & Alexandra Apfel

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MLL/ELL Boot Camp

August 20 @ 8:30 am - August 21 @ 12:30 pm

In this two-day online 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. This year we are spreading MLL/ELL Boot Camp across TWO DAYS: 08/20/20 - 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM…

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Trauma-informed Practices for the Upcoming School Year

August 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

As school communities cope with the ongoing impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, racist violence, and economic instability, educators will need to maintain awareness of the ways that trauma impacts their students and themselves. This session will discuss the ways that trauma may manifest this upcoming school year, including in remote learning spaces. We will discuss strategies for creating trauma-informed classrooms this year, including ways to adapt what educators already know about trauma-informed care to their current setting. By attending this…

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Special Education Boot Camp

August 25 @ 9:00 am - August 28 @ 10:30 am

Are you new the special education coordinator or director role? Join us! The Collaborative’s Special Education Boot Camp is filled with all the information your school needs to run a successful special education program. The Collaborative team will provide attendees with a digital binder of key resources, tools, and templates to help schools ensure compliant and quality programs. Participants will leave ready and confident to lead their school’s special education programming and coordination. This year we are spreading Special Education…

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Supporting Immigrant & Undocumented Families During COVID-19

August 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Educators during COVID-19 must have concrete tools and practices to support the immigrant and undocumented community in order for them to reach their fullest potential. COVID-19 has disproportionally impacted the immigrant and undocumented community in our schools; from limited language support to being left out of federal and state economic relief. This hour-long session will center on the needs of immigrant families and the best practices educators in K-12 schools must adopt to support them in this moment of crisis.…

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