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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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January 2019

NCI Modified Content: Verbal De-escalation and Physical Disengagement

January 16 @ 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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NCI Full Content: Verbal and Physical Intervention

January 16 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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FOR PREMIER MEMBERS OF THE NYC SPECIAL EDUCATION COLLABORATIVE ONLY.  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 in order to de-escalate. By utilizing discussions, role-plays and activities, attendees will leave the session with certification in verbal de-escalation, physical disengagement skills and physical holding skills by the Crisis Prevention Institute and…

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UDL in Practice: Practitioner to Practitioner (Part 1)

January 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Community Roots Charter School, 51 St Edwards St
Brooklyn, NY 11205 United States
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***This workshop is part of a Professional Learning Cohort (PLC). You will automatically be registered for PART 2 on 2/13/19. You must attend both sessions. In this session, participants will gain a deeper understanding of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and hear about the evolution of practice within this framework. Additionally, attendees will observe classrooms that use this model and speak to a number of practitioners about their approach. Participants will be encouraged to consider the implications for their own…

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Meeting the Challenge of Serving Students in Temporary Housing

January 22 @ 9:00 am
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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This training is part of the NYC Charter School Center's "Be in the Know" Series and is free for NYC charter school employees. The McKinney-Vento Act gives important educational rights to students experiencing homelessness. The Charter Center is hosting a free workshop, presented by NYS-TEACHS, to help charter schools understand how to meet these students’ needs and comply with federal and state laws and regulations, including changes as a result of the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA). Topics…

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Coaching for Equity, Language and Literacy – Session 2

January 25 @ 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 2: Culturally & Linguistically Responsive Lesson Planning & Observation Practices 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 2 Objectives: identify aspects of instructional design that are culturally and linguistically responsive explain how…

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Introduction to Accommodating and Modifying Student Assignments

January 28 @ 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 content area and grade level to tailor assignments to meet students’ needs. Presenter: Corey Green

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Facilitating Critical Conversations

January 29 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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Gain resources to help educators and students talk openly about historical roots and contemporary manifestations of social inequality and discrimination. Explore commonly held beliefs and biases that influence educators’ abilities to be responsive to all students. Engage in personal reflection; explore strategies for facilitating critical conversations with students and colleagues; plan student-centered instruction and investigate ways to teach about implicit bias, race, racism and other critical topics. This is the third session in our Teaching Tolerance Series. You do not…

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Aligning for Success: Differentiated Instruction, SDI and UDL

January 31 @ 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 session will explore how differentiated instruction, specially designed instruction, Universal Design for Learning align to support teacher and learner success. As “three peas in a pod” to enhance classroom level instruction, these teaching strategies and frameworks can be blended to support co-teaching, enhance tiered instruction in MTSS and address individualized learner needs. This session will use video, lecture and hands-on table activities to promote active engagement and discovery. By attending this session, attendees will leave with: • Increased understanding…

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February 2019

Leveraging Teaching & Co-Teaching by Looking at Student Work (LASW)

February 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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Teachers and co-teachers will learn to get closer to scholar work to better understand the gaps and barriers that scholars are experiencing in order to target supports and leverage various co-teaching models to offer targeted supports.  This workshop will expose participants to the powerful and simple protocol of Looking at Student Work to make adjustments to their existing planning to better meet the needs of scholars. Teachers will walk away with a powerful protocol that they can take back to…

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Webinar: Crafting Language Dives to Support English Language Development

February 6 @ 12:00 am - 1:00 pm
Online NY

In order for students to understand the language used in complex text, it is essential for them to analyze and practice using academic language in a meaningful way. Language Dives are one way for students to do this, and are particularly beneficial for English learners and language minority students. Based on research by Lily Wong Fillmore, Language Dives invite teachers and students to "slow down for 10-20 minutes to have a conversation about the meaning, purpose, and structure of a…

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