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

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March 2019

NYSESLAT Scoring & Administration (Repeat)

March 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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Anyone administering and scoring the NYSESLAT must receive training in how to do so. In this session, attendees will learn about the administration of the 2019 NYSESLAT. We will practice scoring the Speaking and Writing subtests using the NYSESLAT rubrics. Attendees will have time to further explore scoring materials related to their particular grade bands. Presented by: Melissa Katz **Note that schools receive a set amount of seats to ELL Compliance & Assessment, based on their Membership with the NYC…

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April 2019

NYSESLAT Scoring & Administration (Repeat)

April 1 @ 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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Anyone administering and scoring the NYSESLAT must receive training in how to do so. In this session, attendees will learn about the administration of the 2019 NYSESLAT. We will practice scoring the Speaking and Writing subtests using the NYSESLAT rubrics. Attendees will have time to further explore scoring materials related to their particular grade bands. Presented by: Kristen Coelho **Note that schools receive a set amount of seats to ELL Compliance & Assessment, based on their Membership with the NYC…

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Social Workers/Counselors’ Toolbox

April 10 @ 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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School social workers and counselors are often called to solve a range of issues and accomplish a multitude of tasks, sometimes outside of their job description. They often do this work with limited resources and supports. This session is solely dedicated to the school social worker and counselor experience. Participants will reflect on their current roles, and learn about organizational tools and resources to support their practice. This is an interactive workshop. Participants are not asked to disclose any confidential…

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Coaching for Equity, Language and Literacy – Session 3

April 11 @ 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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Session 3 - Equitable Assessment Practices & Measuring our Impact The Coaching for Equity, Language, and Literary Program is designed for coaches dedicated to the mission of improving culturally and linguistically responsive pedagogy through a social justice education approach. Change agents for effective coaching for equity, language and literacy need a strong vision and mission statement for what this looks like in practice. Session 3 Objectives: identify trends and patterns in your coaching data that show your impact on equity-based…

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Empowering and Educating Families about the IEP Process

April 16 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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Want to help families with the special education process? Looking for ways to help keep families organized? Come participate in a "red binder" session where you can learn how to help build a resource binder for your families to keep track of all of their testing, appointment letters, IEPs or documents needed to help ensure students get the support they are entitled to! By attending this session, attendees will leave with: sample of what a "red binder" can look like…

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May 2019

Data 2.0: Leveraging Data to Improve Student Outcomes for All Students

May 9 @ 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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It’s time to stop admiring the data and use the data to action plan to support ALL scholars! School leaders will learn about how data powers Achievement First’s strategy to more equitably serve children with special needs. We will start by sharing how the current system has been utilized to ensure we are looking at, servicing, and supporting ALL scholars to improve outcomes. Then we will discuss the pathway for schools leaders to create a similar system at their schools/networks…

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Trauma Informed Teaching and Learning – Elementary

May 15 @ 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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Recent research has shown that traumatic childhood experiences are much more common than previously known or recognized. These experiences have a profound impact on a student's ability to function in the classroom and learn. In this highly participatory workshop, teachers will learn what trauma is, how it affects the young people in our care, and how it manifests in the classroom. We will look at how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) impact the still-developing brain and what can be done to…

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Book Club: Between the World & Me

May 15 @ 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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Join us as we read Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. In addition to personal reflection and discussion about the text, participants will engage in activities that connect the book’s content with their roles as educators. ATTENDEES MUST PURCHASE THE BOOK AND READ IT PRIOR TO THE SESSION. Presenters: Channon Essex and Corey Green

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Starting a Movement in a PLC: Building Culture from the Inside-Out

May 17 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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The most common challenge for schools on the PLC journey is how to transition from a culture of compliance to a culture of commitment. Collective responsibility in a PLC exists when two fundamental assumptions are in place: 1. We believe in our ability to ensure high levels of learning for all students 2. We make the collective commitment to ensure learning occurs for every student While educators agree that school communities should have some form of mission, vision, and set…

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NCI Modified Content: Verbal De-escalation and Physical Disengagement

May 20 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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(Previously referred to as “CPI part 1”) ONLY for Enhanced and Premier members of the NYC Special Education Collaborative.   Through training in CPI’s Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI), participants will develop prevention strategies for safely defusing anxious, hostile, or violent behavior at the earliest possible stage. Participants will learn how behavior escalates and how to respond appropriately. By utilizing discussions, role-plays and activities, attendees will leave the session with certification in verbal de-escalation and physical disengagement skills by the Crisis…

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