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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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January 2020

Using Data in Specially Designed Instruction

January 21 @ 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, participants will learn strategies to monitor the implementation of academic special education services. Participants will look at how our school (Harlem Children's Zone Promise Academy Schools) tracks student performance on both a daily and unit level, their performance on common core standards, and how we use this information to reflect and evaluate the effectiveness of specially designed instruction. The "Special Education E-Binders" are our way of holding ourselves accountable for not only implementing services, but ensuring that…

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NCI: Verbal De-escalation & Physical Disengagement

January 23 @ 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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Supporting Multilingual Students with Disabilities: Teacher Session

January 24 @ 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, the presenter provides an overview of critical issues regarding language acquisition, disability status, and identification processes. Participants will have the opportunity to explore an evidence-based assessment tool used to comprehensively evaluate and untangle language impairment, language acquisition, and other language-related needs. They will then practice scoring and interpreting assessment results using a case study. To investigate the next steps after identification, participants will discuss instructional strategies, assistive technology, and classroom cultural practices used to support multilingual students…

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Supporting MLLs/ELLs with Disabilities: Leadership & Related Services Session

January 24 @ 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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In this workshop, the presenter provides an overview of critical issues regarding language acquisition, disability status, and identification processes for administrators, coaches, and related service providers. Participants will have the opportunity to explore an evidence-based assessment tool used to comprehensively evaluate and untangle language impairment, language acquisition, and other language-related needs. They will then practice scoring and interpreting assessment results using a case study. To investigate the next steps after identification, participants will discuss systems-level approaches and school-wide cultural practices…

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Tuning In: Reducing Stress & Anxiety Through Music & Mindfulness

January 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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Music can be a powerful means of self-awareness, relaxation, and creative expression. This workshop will explore how music allows an avenue to authentic connection with ourselves and others, and cultivates the inner ability to pause and notice in our daily lives. We will explore various experiential methods that combine music and mindfulness to allow for increased self-awareness, reduced stress, and simple coping skills. Elementary teachers will learn strategies that will help both students and themselves address anxiety inside and outside…

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Intro to Adapting Curriculum for MLLs/ELLs

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 session, participants will explore concrete ways to adapt curriculum (all content areas) to the needs and strengths of multilingual learners of various language backgrounds and literacy experiences. This includes incorporating languages objectives into lesson planning, integrating and making space for students' home languages, and engaging families and communities in schools and learning. Participants will have opportunities to view and discuss sample lessons, resources and materials and collaboratively work to create their own curriculum for personalized contexts. Note: Participants…

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Using Data to Inform Instruction in the High School Classroom (Part 1)

January 28 @ 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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Come learn with current NYC charter practitioner and National Board Certified Teacher, Allison Dodson-Bonaminio! In Part 1 of a two-part series, educators will gain insights into the what, why, and how of assessment in the high school classroom. Throughout the session, attendees will focus on the foundations of effective assessment. There will also be time to explore designing formative assessments and attendees will be able to take back strategies to use right away in their classrooms. By attending this session,…

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Leveraging Values & Strengths in Leadership (Part 1)

January 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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Kara Ronin once wrote, "When you lead by your values, you make decisions at a higher level than what you "should" be doing and how you "should" be leading. You lead with independent courage. You make decisions that are congruent with who you are and what you stand for." This professional development will guide leaders through an experience of exploring and defining their own personal values that can drive them in their work. In addition, leaders will analyze how their…

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You Want What?!: Gathering What’s Needed for Data-Based Decision Making

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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Exactly how pronounced and severe is the student's present level of inappropriate behavior? How effective are our academic and behavior change interventions? Increasingly, educators are being required to engage in data collection that contributes to data-based decision making by the Committee on Special Education. This collection and analysis process is an essential part of a well-planned and effectively-implemented positive behavior change program. In this activity-filled session, participants will learn about data recording and how to define target behaviors, identify the…

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February 2020

Growing Listening Skills in Youth with Auditory Processing Difficulties & CAPD

February 3 @ 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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Let's build listening skills! This workshop will highlight the basic fundamentals and specific characteristics of auditory processing difficulties and Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD). In addition, this session will offer information about assessment, intervention, and general classroom instructional supports/modifications. By attending this session, attendees will leave with... -a deeper understanding of auditory processing difficulties/CAPD -specific resources and intervention methods to immediately incorporate into the classroom Presenter: Lauren Hudacek

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