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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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November 2019

Building a Growth Mindset Culture

November 15 @ 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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According to a significant body of research, our mindsets can have a critical impact on our daily outcomes at school. In a fixed-mindset culture, the focus is on judging, blaming, and outperforming. In a growth-mindset culture, the focus is on developing, learning, improving, and empowering students to achieve at their highest levels. So, how can you foster a growth-mindset culture in your classroom and school? In this full-day session, Annie Brock, co-author of the bestselling book The Growth Mindset Coach,…

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Implicit Bias: How Good, Well-Meaning People Can Produce & Perpetuate Harmful Behaviors and Outcomes

November 18 @ 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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Most people in this country adamantly reject any form of racism, sexism, prejudice and discrimination. However, research shows us that the same people unknowingly reveal recurring patterns of subconscious bias in their thoughts, feelings and actions. This bias is more commonly known as implicit bias. According to the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, implicit bias refers to the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner. These biases, which encompass…

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Building Queer & Trans Inclusive Schools: Queer & Trans Affirmation (Part 2)

November 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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In this follow-up to "Building Queer and Trans Inclusive Schools: Educating Ourselves (Part 1)", participants will have the chance to apply what they have learned already, as well as an additional understanding of social forces and structures that impact the LGBTQ+ community. This training will prepare participants to navigate conversations and situations with colleagues, youth, teachers, and administrators around LGBTQ+ identities and issues. Attendees will leave this session with a knowledge of the following: existing research on the experiences of…

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Session 3: Intro to the Co-Teaching Models (REPEAT)

November 21 @ 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 next workshop of our co-teaching series, we will explore Wendy Murawski’s question, “How is what these two teachers are doing substantively different and more effective for kids that what one teacher would be doing alone?” Co-teaching pairs will dig deeper into what it means to co-teach, understand the qualities of effective co-teaching, and learn about a variety of co-instruction models, focusing on the three high-leverage models. Participants will have the opportunity to review lessons with different co-teaching models,…

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Session 4: Intro to Co-Planning (REPEAT)

November 21 @ 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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As Elizabeth Stein, author of Elevating Co-teaching through UDL, says that co-teachers must “establish consistent planning routines, listen to each other’s ideas, and combine the expertise of both co-teachers”. In the third workshop of our co-teaching series, co-teaching pairs will have the opportunity to consider different ways to co-plan, create planning structures, watch a co-planning conversation, review co-planning templates, and much more.  *Co-teaching pairs should attend together. Coaches are welcome! Presenter: Corey Green

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How to Survive Being A Teacher: Powering Down through Restorative Poses and Community Building

November 21 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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Educators who work with students in trauma often carry the weight of their students with them. This session offers physical respite for those who struggle with “compassion fatigue”.  Using restorative yoga poses, designed to allow the body to rest and recover as well as gentle movement sequences, students will be encouraged to quiet the mind.  This one-hour workshop will include aromatherapy (essential oils), mandalas, and lying down--so please bring a yoga mat or a towel and dress with comfort in…

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Restorative Practices & Racial Justice Seminar (Part 2)

November 22 @ 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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This two-part series is designed for school-based staff and community members to understand the implementation of restorative practice through a culturally responsive and racially just lens. The series will explore the following essential questions: To what end are we implementing restorative justice in schools? To whom does the circle belong? How do we encourage a circle process built from diverse, multi-cultural histories? In what ways are we implementing a practice that is rooted in histories we fail to explore or…

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December 2019

Supporting Multilingual Learners: Equitable Reading Assessments and Guided Reading

December 2 @ 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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The call for teachers to base their literacy instruction on a robust view of bilingualism, such as translanguaging, and the ways in which linguistically informed decisions impact equity for emergent bilinguals is clear. Yet, many teachers are unsure about how to begin this work in their classrooms. In this session, participants will be introduced to a process by which reading assessments, such running records, can be adapted to accurately document the reading capabilities of students who use two or more…

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Intro to Accommodating Student Assignments

December 3 @ 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 workshop, teachers will learn ways to get to know their students’ needs, preferences, strengths, and interests, and better understand how they can use that information in their lesson planning. Participants will also learn the difference between accommodations and modifications, see examples of how to adjust work for students, and have ample planning time with teachers of the same grade level to tailor assignments to meet students’ needs. Presenter: Corey Green

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Intro to Project Based & Inquiry Learning That Promotes Culturally Responsive Learning Spaces in STEM

December 3 @ 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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Culturally responsive STEM curriculum is an instrument that transforms how children are taught the STEM disciplines and produces knowledge derived from their cultural assets and knowledge constructs. In this introductory session, educators will utilize interactive, hands-on sessions to engage in STEM "hactivities", while simultaneously developing a draft lesson plan that utilizes culturally responsive teaching strategies. In this session, educators will learn how to incorporate project-based learning strategies supported through the utilization of student shared cultural experiences (a main component of…

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