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To empower our schools in their development of inclusive educational environments, the NYC Special Education Collaborative offers over 65 professional development opportunities each semester – including workshops, panel discussions, practicums, mini-conferences, and webinars.
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ELL Practitioner Series: Lessons Learned from Creating an ELL Guide for General Education Colleagues (Webinar)
In this webinar, Craig Kropa, Broome Street Academy's ELL Coordinator, will walk participants through how he created an ELL Guide for his charter high school to help general education teachers better meet the English language developments needs of ELLs in their classrooms. Presenter: Craig KropaFind out more »
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 session 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, areas of expertise, and roles. Pairs will also create a shared vision for their co-taught classroom…Find out more »
Co-Teaching Session 2: Intro to the Co-Teaching Models – Focus on the 3 High-Leverage Models (Repeat)
In the second session 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 than 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,…Find out more »
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 2018 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…Find out more »
In this session, participants 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 instructional implications. Participants will be given time to work in self-selected groups based on data trends to build an action plan to address students’ language…Find out more »
ELL Practitioner Series: Supporting Secondary Entering through Transitioning ELLs in ELA and ENL – Part 1 (Webinar)
In Part One of a two-part series, webinar participants will receive brief introduction to strategies that have been successful in preparing Entering through Transitioning ELLs for the ELA Regents. Participants will learn about the importance of knowing ELL students' social-emotional and academic needs, teaching through the lens of equity literacy, and defining strategies that teams of teachers can use collaboratively to guide and scaffold ELLs to more academically strong and analytically powered writing. Presenter Karin Burrell-Stinson will speak about her…Find out more »
This session takes the big picture work in cultural proficiency and offers a set of critical practices to help teachers effectively implement culturally responsive components in their own practice. Participants will learn practical strategies for creating space where academic and social-emotional goals are accomplished side by side. Participants will take action and create the conditions that reflect diversity, equity and justice and make components of culturally responsive pedagogy part of larger individual, school and community action. Participants will be able…Find out more »
This session will emphasize how transition and post-secondary planning begins in 9th grade (if not earlier), and what activities and tasks schools' staff, students, and families can engage in at each grade level, including extra options such as ACCES-VR, OPWDD, CIDNY, etc. Presenter: Athena CostanzaFind out more »
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an approach to lesson planning that emphasizes engagement and multiple entry points for all students. In this session, participants will be able to understand the overlap of UDL and culturally responsive teaching and will learn strategies to plan for access and engagement for ELLs. Work time will be built in to problem-solve common barriers to implementation and to edit upcoming lesson or unit plans using the strategies and tools explored in the workshop. ELL…Find out more »
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 session 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 understand how principles of UDL and SDI can be weaved into their planning. *Co-teaching pairs should attend together. Coaches are welcome!…Find out more »