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Due to the current state of affairs, we are reviewing our programming in order to deliver the best alternatives to our in-person events. The Collaborative is committed to our members' professional development, and will transition as many of our trainings as possible to webinars, chat room discussions, etc. For the time being, please assume that all in-person events are on hold. Thank you for your patience.

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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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April 2020

NEW WEBINAR PART 1: Creating Safe Spaces & a Care Culture for Our Students

April 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The needs of our often overlooked population of students who have parents, guardians, or close loved ones who are incarcerated take on new heights given the Coronavirus pandemic. We will discuss the impact of isolation on an already isolated demographic of students and how we, as their teachers, can identify and support them. Note: This event was converted from an in-person event to an online webinar. Part 2 will take place as an in-person event on June 12. Presenter: Vivett…

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Lunch & Learn: Creating Space for Student Leadership in Remote School Communities

April 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

How can we provide students with opportunities to take on meaningful responsibility within their remote school communities? In this online lunch and learn, participants will come together to discuss and brainstorm ways to create space for student leadership during distance learning. We'll explore ideas like virtual buddies, mentorship programs, and more! Presenter: Anna Reeve

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Trauma-Informed Practice and Distance Learning

April 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

This workshop will cover the basics of trauma-informed practices with a focus on the four priorities of a trauma-informed approach: predictability, flexibility, connection, and empowerment. Attendees will explore how a focus on these areas supports children who are affected by trauma, with examples and suggestions for how we can build relationships across the physical distance we find ourselves in during our current period of remote learning. Presenter: Alex Shevrin Venet

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Lunch & Learn: Maintaining Interventions through Remote Small Group Instruction

April 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

What needs to be in place to make sure students are still receiving small group instruction during remote learning? In this lunch and learn, we will explore and think through how to leverage technology to continue differentiation through small group instruction.  In addition to synchronous strategies, we will also highlight strategies for creating effective audio/video breakout group recordings when live instruction is not possible. Presenter: Anna Reeve

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Mindfulness and Yoga for Stressed Out Teachers (Part 2)

April 7 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Even in the best of circumstances, teachers can find themselves in triggering and stressful situations with the young people they are educating. During our current Covid-19 health crisis many teachers are being pushed to the edge; emotionally, physically, and financially. This webinar offers portable in-the-moment strategies as well as deeper mindfulness techniques to support teachers as they navigate these new and choppy waters. We will explore more breathing activities, simple yoga postures, playful brain-games, and movement ‘recipes’ to support both…

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Lunch & Learn: Coaching in the Remote Learning Classroom

April 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

How can coaches support staff during remote learning? In this lunch and learn, join us and fellow practitioners to crowdsource ideas on how to conduct remote observations, give instructional feedback, and adjust goals and supports for teachers during distance learning. Presenter: Anna Reeve

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Building a More Equitable Secondary Classroom

April 27 @ 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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Research shows that teacher expectations play a critical role in student achievement, attitudes and motivation. In this participatory workshop we will look at how societal biases and stereotypes make their way into the classroom through teacher expectations, keeping persistent racial disparities in student achievement in place. Participants will be introduced to a set of specific, observable, measurable, culturally responsive, practices and behaviors that will help them hold their students to high expectations regardless of their racial or ethnic group, or…

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May 2020

Breakfast & Learn Panel: Digital Equity with Girls Who Code

May 4 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does. This panel will focus on the importance of digital equity, as NYC charter schools speak about Girls Who Code Clubs in their communities and how others can join the movement. Note: This session is best suited for middle and high school educators. By attending this session, attendees will leave with... knowledge of why…

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Supportive Space for Educators of Color: A People of Color Affinity Group

May 4 @ 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 group will be an informal supportive space for educators of color to build community and strengthen their self-advocacy tools and anti-racist pedagogy. We will engage in dialogue about racism, oppression, and its impact on educators of color, students and the communities in which we work. We will also discuss best practices for self-care, self-advocacy, and practicing anti-racist pedagogy and anti-racist dialogue within school spaces. This group is ongoing, and welcomes new participants to drop-in. Presenter: Michelle Grier *This event…

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NCI: Verbal De-escalation & Physical Disengagement

May 7 @ 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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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 workshop with certification in verbal de-escalation, physical disengagement skills and physical holding skills by the Crisis Prevention Institute and strategies to support students and staff in moments of crisis.…

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