Loading Events

Professional Development

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.

Collaborative members, need help tracking your event seats this semester? Download the Excel seat tracker and Fall Events Overview.

Email professional development inquiries to megan@NYCsped.org.

Find Events

Event Category

Suggested Audience

Suggested Grade Level

Day

Upcoming Events

Events List Navigation

September 2017

Webinar: Launching a Child Study Team (CST)

September 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Presented By:  Bridget Foley  Is your school working on developing a Child Study Team? Are you looking for ways to maximize time and staff resources by strengthening your existing Child Study Team? This interactive webinar will focus elements of strong CSTs and provide strategies for collaborating as a team of professionals and developing systematic resources for your staff. By building a strong school-based Child Study Team, your school teams will have access to a depth of knowledge and support. Participants…

Find out more »

NCI Modified Content: Verbal De-escalation and Physical Disengagement

September 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
+ Google Map

Presented by Bridget Foley (Previously referred to as “CPI part 1”) ONLY for Enhanced and Premier members of the NYC Special Education Collaborative.  This course will cover the CPI Crisis Development, Verbal De-Escalation and physical disengagement skills. These skills will be taught through direct instruction, discussion, situational role-play and guided practice. Physical holding skills are reserved for crisis response team members and covered in the NCI Full Content course. Upon completion of this 6 hour session, participants will receive full…

Find out more »

Analyzing ELL Data and Goal Setting (Elementary)

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
+ Google Map

Presented by: Melissa Katz In this workshop, attendees will receive a brief refresher on how to read the RLAT and work time will be built in for participants to analyze their individual school’s data with the new NYSESLAT cut off scores. Additionally, we will explore different ways to develop and track individual goals for students based on data and how to its instructional implications. Participants will be given time to work in self-selected groups based on data trends to build…

Find out more »

Analyzing ELL Data and Goal Setting (Secondary)

September 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
+ Google Map

Presented by: Melissa Katz In this workshop, attendees will receive a brief refresher on how to read the RLAT and work time will be built in for participants to analyze their individual school’s data with the new NYSESLAT cut off scores. Additionally, we will explore different ways to develop and track individual goals for students based on data and how to its instructional implications. Participants will be given time to work in self-selected groups based on data trends to build…

Find out more »

Webinar: SESIS Overview and Using SESIS Reports for Compliance

September 28 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Presented By:  Megan Davis-Hitchens Ohlssen  In this webinar, participants will learn the basics of the NYCDOE’s Special Education Student Information System (SESIS). This overview training of SESIS, including basic navigation, searching student documents, and a discussion on roles and responsibilities of Charters and CSEs. The session will provide information on running reports, logging attendance, progress monitoring, and documenting parental and CSE outreach. In addition, the session will explore best practices and how to troubleshoot common issues in SESIS. The second half…

Find out more »

NYC Charter High School Vision-Setting Retreat

September 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
+ Google Map

Presented by Jeff  Imwold, Director of Student Support Services for KIPP NYC College Prep High School As more charter high schools have opened and grown to meet the varying needs of New York City students, the opportunities and challenges that we face have also grown. To build a stronger community of practice and to work together towards addressing some of these opportunities and challenges head-on, we will take some time to step back as the school year kicks off. We will…

Find out more »
October 2017

Rethinking Challenging Behavior: Skill Building and Verbal Deescalation

October 2 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
+ Google Map

Presented By:  Megan Davis-Hitchens Ohlssen What is challenging behavior and where does it come from? How does our interpretation of student behavior prompt how we respond? This session focuses on shifting how we think about behavior from disruptive defiance to a actual skill deficit. Through modeling, article discussion, and role playing, participants will explore how they define behavior, why students act out, and how to respond appropriately. Participants will learn about ways to build skill and use verbal deescalation to…

Find out more »

Co-Teaching Series #1: Introduction to Co-Teaching

October 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
+ Google Map

Presented By:  Megan Davis-Hitchens Ohlssen and Bridget Foley Is your school beginning to develop a more inclusive setting? Is your school thinking about using ICT classrooms as a means to building a “school for all”?  Come to this training to both learn about co-teaching or for a refresher on how to ensure your school is developing a truly inclusive and collaborative teaching model.  This session will cover the research behind co-teaching, review the models of co-teaching and dive into the principles for…

Find out more »

The Ethics and Protocols of Live Interpretation

October 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
+ Google Map

Presented By:  Inlingua Federal law mandates that ELL parents receive the same information that English speaking parents receive in a language they understand. The Department of Justice and the Office for Civil Rights have stated that schools may use staff to act as translators and interpreters, provided that staff are trained. In this training, participants will learn about cultural competency and the ins and outs of interpretation. They will have an opportunity to participate in role plays related to common scenarios…

Find out more »

Academic Conversations: Supporting Special Ed Students for Participation

October 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presented By: Judy Dodge THIS SESSION IS FOR GRADES 3-8. Come learn how to run Academic Conversations and student-led discussions in your classroom. Explore how to use “talking chips” to encourage student engagement, a Hot Seat! to invite other students to join in the discussion, and sentence starters/visuals to assist all students, including special ed students. Find out when to use multiple groups or just one Inner-Outer Circle for these guided or student-led discussions. Leave with enough hands-on experience to…

Find out more »
+ Export Events