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

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October 2019

MLL/ELL “Look Fors” in the Integrated Co-Taught Classroom (Webinar)

October 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

In this webinar, participants will learn about different indicators for success in a co-taught classroom that effectively serves MLL/ELLs. Participants will learn how to use the DELIVER framework to help frame co-planning and/or coaching discussions. Presenter: Melissa Katz *This event is part of the MLL/ELL Instruction strand and is seat-free for members of The Collaborative for Inclusive Education.

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It’s All About the Relationship: Partnering with Families in the Pre–Referral Process

October 21 @ 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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Some of the hardest conversations teachers have with families are the ones when we believe their children would benefit from an evaluation for special education services. Too often, we find ourselves broaching the "referral" recommendation before having formed a solid relationship with our students' families, which can sometimes alienate families and strain the connections they share with teachers and the school. In this workshop, participants will explore different ways to form and sustain partnerships with families and tap into this…

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Grading for Equity

October 22 @ 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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Grades inform monumental decisions about our students--course placement, interventions, promotion and retention, athletic eligibility, scholarships and financial aid, graduation and college admissions -- and inform a student's self-concept and psychological well-being. Yet grading practices often vary widely from teacher to teacher and can be a source of intense stress for our students and families. Even worse, many common grading practices, created during the Industrial Revolution, are imbued with institutional and implicit biases that undermine our equity work. Without a shared…

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White Anti-Racism Affinity Group

October 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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This will be an informal group discussion for white educators who would like accountability towards doing the work of unpacking white privilege.  Participants will engage in dialogue around identifying and understanding white privilege and how to engage in conversations around race so that we do not perpetuate racial injustice in our schools and classrooms.  It is a space where white educators can practice, model, and improve anti-racist practices through asking ignorant questions and processing deep emotion without co-opting multiracial dialogues…

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Speech & Language Pathology in the Classroom: Supporting Students with Speech & Language Impairments

October 23 @ 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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Communication skills are essential for school-age children who are developing language critical to cognitive development and learning. Reading, writing, listening, and speaking are all forms of language at the heart of the classroom experience. This interactive session is intended to examine and explain speech and language impairments encountered in a classroom setting and offer solutions and ideas to help these students succeed. Participants will be provided with lesson planning support, ideas for student differentiation, and more! Participants will walk away…

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A Culturally Responsive Approach to Teaching Young Children

October 23 @ 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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The goal of this workshop is to provide teachers with a deeper understanding of the concept of culture and cultural diversity, how culture influences the educational setting, and how to develop a classroom environment that supports multiple cultures and anti-bias teaching in early childhood classrooms. By attending this session, attendees will examine the components of culture; explore similarities and differences within and between cultures; learn to infuse multicultural education into the classroom and school environment; engage in a reflective self-study…

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Social Justice Does Not Just Live in Our Content, It Lives in Our Methods

October 24 @ 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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We know the research. Girls are underrepresented in science and technology. Children of color continue to be suspended at exponential rates compared to their white peers. Poor children are more likely to attend schools with fewer resources. These outcomes are sexist. They are racist. They are classist. School, as an institution, continues to perpetuate them. People often ask, “How can schools be sexist or racist or classist if I’m not?” Systems of oppression continue to work against children—despite our best…

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Restorative Practices & Racial Justice (Part 1)

October 25 @ 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 two-part series is designed for school-based staff and community members to understand the implementation of restorative practice through a culturally responsive and racially just lens. The series will explore the following essential questions: To what end are we implementing restorative justice in schools? To whom does the circle belong? How do we encourage a circle process built from diverse, multi-cultural histories? In what ways are we implementing a practice that is rooted in histories we fail to explore or…

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Coaching Co-Teaching for Leadership Teams

October 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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Through working together with your school’s leadership team, participants will reflect on how to best set up for and support co-teaching. By focusing on the areas of setting up for success, understanding what effective co-teaching is, the co-teaching models, and different ways to give co-teaching feedback, school leadership teams will leave with next steps to better coach the co-teaching pairs at their school.* *This workshop is meant for teams - including principals, instructional coaches, special education leads, and/or anyone else…

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Session 3: Intro to the Co-Teaching Models

October 29 @ 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 the next workshop 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 that 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 consider when and how they would use different models and…

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