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To empower our schools in their development of inclusive educational environments, each semester we offer dozens of workshops, panel discussions, mini-conferences, and more!

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August 2022

Virtual Special Education Boot Camp Part 1

August 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Are you new the special education coordinator or director role? Join us for this SEAT-FREE series! 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. Presenter: Alexandra Apfel…

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Wilson Fundations K

August 22 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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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. In this full day, in-person training, Kindergarten Grade teachers will learn how to incorporate a 30-minute daily…

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Virtual Special Education Boot Camp Part 2

August 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Are you new the special education coordinator or director role? Join us for this SEAT-FREE series! 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. Presenter: Alexandra Apfel…

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Wilson Fundations 1

August 23 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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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. In this full day, in-person training, First Grade teachers will learn how to incorporate a 30-minute daily…

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Wilson Fundations 2

August 24 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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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. In this full day, in-person training, Second Grade teachers will learn how to incorporate a 30-minute daily…

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Wilson Just Words

August 25 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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In this full day, in-person training, attendees will explore Wilson Just Words, a highly explicit, multi-sensory decoding and spelling program for students in grades 4–12 and adults who have mild to moderate gaps in their decoding and spelling proficiency but do not require intensive intervention. The program is designed for students with below-average decoding and spelling scores and should be combined with other literature-rich programs. COST PER TRAINING (Note: Collaborative members receive a discount depending on their SY22-23 membership level)…

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Principal Cohort 2022-23 Info Meeting

August 29 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Calling all Principals! Special Education knowledge is NOT just for your Special Education Coordinator. Understanding pertinent guidance and the law will help you avoid lawsuits, remain in compliance, and overall build a program that emphasizes inclusive practices. Come learn about our 2022 Principal Cohort opportunity from the Collaborative’s very own Ali Apfel, who is a former charter school principal and special populations advocate. During this SEAT-FREE event, Ali will illustrate why having critical Special Education knowledge can help school leaders…

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Virtual Special Education Boot Camp Part 3

August 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Are you new the special education coordinator or director role? Join us for this SEAT-FREE series! 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. Presenter: Alexandra Apfel…

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MLL/ELL Identification & NYSITELL Administration

August 30 @ 9:30 am
NYC Charter School Center, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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In this session, we will deep dive into national and local regulations and best practices associated with the MLL/ELL enrollment and identification process, including tips and practice for NYSITELL administration and scoring. This session will address current state guidance. Participants will leave this session being able to articulate their next steps for ensuring compliance with MLL/ELL laws and MLL/ELL identification procedures. Participants will leave this session feeling more confident in NYSITELL administration and scoring. Presenter: Jennifer Hall * Note, this…

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September 2022

Special Education and MLL/ELL Leadership Cohorts for SY22-23 Overview

September 1 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
New York, NY United States

The Collaborative for Inclusive Education is excited to be launching our Special Education and MLL/ELL Education LCSP (Leadership Cohort for Special Populations) cohorts this Fall for ALL Collaborative member schools. If you are the Special Education Coordinator, MLL/ELL Coordinator, or both, this group is for you. Both application-based leadership cohorts will focus on issues of Special Education and MLL/ELL advocacy for our schools as well as the charter sector at large. Our LCSP cohorts offer an opportunity to develop as…

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