To empower our schools in their development of world-class inclusive educational environments, the NYC Special Education Collaborative offers over 30 professional development opportunities each semester. These opportunities include: workshops, panel discussions, practicums, mini-conferences, and webinars.
Email professional development inquiries to megan@NYCsped.org.
Presented By: Maria Dove In this workshop, school leaders and instructional coaches will explore what co-teaching for English learners in an Integrated English as a New Language (ENL) program truly entails. Together, we will review effective models of instruction, the roles and responsibilities of each team-teaching member, and how to effectively support collaborative instructional practices for English learners. Participants will be invited to analyze authentic video clips of co-taught classes and hear how school leaders were guided in their decision…Find out more »
Intro to Universal Design for Learning: What We Value in our Classrooms and How We Increase Access and Understanding
Presented By: Eliza Cutler, Maia D’Egidio, and Sarah Solomon In this session participants will learn the differences between differentiation and creating a classroom space that is inclusive of all learners. Participants will strengthen their understanding around variability and how “one way” of teaching a great lesson will not meet all students’ needs – but using a Universal Design for Learning framework can help teachers creatively meet the demands of the curriculum while creating many points of access for students. Students experience…Find out more »
Presented By: Savanna Flakes Co-teaching implemented with fidelity has a profound impact on a range of learners with and without disabilities. In this interactive workshop participants will gain dozens of practical instructional strategies to differentiate instruction and add the “special” to specially designed instruction for students with learning differences. Participants will have time to collaborate, explore evidenced-based practices, and plan implementation for a variety of educational technology tools, language acquisition strategies, and cooperative learning structures. The session will provide (1)…Find out more »
Presented By: New York State Education Dept (NYSED) Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) and ACERI Partners The New York State Education Department’s Office of State Assessment (OSA) is responsible for the testing program that measures the attainment of the State’s learning standards in the areas of English language arts (ELA), mathematics, and science for students with the most severe disabilities in Grades 3-8 and high school. The Dynamic Learning Maps® (DLM®) Alternate Assessment Consortium offers individual support to state partners, professional development…Find out more »
As more charter high schools have opened and grown to meet the varying needs of New York City students, the opportunities and challenges that we face have also grown. To build a stronger community of practice and to work together towards addressing some of these opportunities and challenges head-on, we will take some time to step back as the school year kicks off. We will take this time to outline our goals in working together, align on some of the…Find out more »
Presented By: Megan Davis-Hitchens Ohlssen and Bridget Foley The Individual Education Program (IEP) is designed to outline supports and services required for individual students to achieve success. The IEP is also used to provide teachers and school staff with information and strategies to guide their work with the student. The quality of an IEP is only as meaningful as the team’s approach to its development and how it is implemented. Participants will explore a collaborative process for writing IEPs and…Find out more »
Presented By: Miriam Nunberg This session will cover the letter and the spirit of meeting students’ rights under Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in charter schools. Topics will include the nuances of schools’ obligations in developing and implementing 504 Accommodation Plans, including the circumstances in which a 504 plan is more appropriate for a student than an IEP. Specific accommodations for hard to serve disabilities will be covered. Program accessibility for students with mobility impairments will…Find out more »
Presented By: Melissa Katz In this webinar, administrators will learn about a form of observation called ELL shadowing. We will explore the reasons behind this form of observation and the different protocols and tools related to ELL shadowing. Q&A time will be built in for attendees to pose different questions related to observation and instructional next steps. Strand: ELL Instruction Suggested Audience: ELL Teachers, ELL Coordinators Suggested Grade Level: AllFind out more »