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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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February 2020

Promoting Language Development & Aligning Small Group to Content Instruction

February 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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English learners sometimes struggle with their English language development, and their lack of grade-level literacy begins to truly affect their understanding of content as they progress through upper grades. When English learners need extra support to acquire foundational skills, teachers need to devise effective instructional practices to support their language and literacy development as well as align instruction to grade-level content. Research has shown that frequent, small-group instruction to target areas of need can produce significant gains in student achievement.…

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Intro to the Co-Teaching Models

February 27 @ 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, we will explore Wendy Murawski's question, "How is what these two teachers are doing substantively different and more effective for kids than 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 have the opportunity to review lessons with different co-teaching models, consider when and how they…

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After the Lottery: MLL/ELL Enrollment & Identification (Webinar)

February 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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In this webinar, participants will learn about different legal mandates and best practices around ELL identification and enrollment. Time will be built in for participants to pose questions to be answered by the presenter. By attending this session, attendees will leave with... An understanding of federal and state regulations as they relate to MLL/ELL enrollment and identification Best practices to implement when enrolling and identifying MLLs/ELLs Presenter: Melissa Katz **Note that schools receive a set amount of seats to ELL…

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Specially Designed Instruction in the Co-Taught Classroom

February 27 @ 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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Providing supports to students with disabilities in inclusive settings has great benefit -- but how do you assure that each student still gets the individualized supports they need? In this session, learn effective strategies to leverage the power of multiple educators in a room to provide Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) in the inclusive co-taught classroom. Co-teachers* will have the opportunity to review lessons with SDI lens, consider when and how they would use they could embed and deliver SDI, and…

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Creating Successful Inclusion for All: Accommodations & Modifications that Work

February 28 @ 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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Students with disabilities thrive in general education classrooms when curriculum is designed to allow access for all. Join expert Christi Kasa in this interactive session where she will both demonstrate strategies and teach participants to construct materials that can support students with disabilities to actively participate in the inclusive classroom. Principles of Universal Design for Learning and Differentiated Instruction will be central to this workshop and many examples of curriculum modifications and accommodation practices will be shared. By attending this…

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March 2020

NYSESLAT Scoring & Administration

March 2 @ 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 training, participants will learn the ins and outs of administering the New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT). Participants will have the opportunity to norm on scoring the Speaking and Writing portions of the NYSESLAT using the state-published rubrics. By attending this session, attendees will leave with... An understanding of the legal mandates and logistics associated with administering the NYSESLAT An understanding of the NYSESLAT Speaking and Writing rubrics and how to use them…

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Using Data to Inform Instruction in the High School Classroom (Part 2)

March 2 @ 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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Part 2: Will focus on classroom assessments/data analysis and using assessment results to inform instruction. Come learn with current NYC charter practitioner and National Board Certified Teacher, Allison Dodson-Bonaminio! In Part 2 of a two-part series, educators will explore how to collect various data points on student performance, as well as how to analyze data to drive differentiation. Attendees will have time to reflect on their own practices and walk away with next steps to improve data driven instruction in…

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America’s Next Top Literacy-rich Classroom: Designing Spaces that Maximize Student Support & Empowerment

March 3 @ 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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This workshop will help teachers to redesign their classrooms so as to maximize support for students in literacy while also empowering them through highlighting their work and their voices. Several strategies will be covered from word walls to wall charts. Teachers will also have time to create these visual supports and redesign their own classroom layout. By attending this session, attendees will leave with practical strategies for creating a literacy-rich and student-centered classroom environment. Presenter: Dr. Jody Polleck

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Leveraging Values & Strengths in Leadership (Part 2)

March 4 @ 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 a follow-up to the Leveraging Values and Strengths in Leadership (Part 1) session, attendees will learn how to integrate their values and strengths into their leadership. Leaders will complete the Strengths Finder survey as pre-work and will use those results, in conjunction with their values to improve their relationships with colleagues, direct reports, and the teams they manage. Note: Please bring the results of your Strengths Finder survey to this session. Presenter: Eldridge Gilbert

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Criteria for Success in Math: Setting Kids up for Success

March 4 @ 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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How do you know if you're on your way to being successful? Clear criteria for what success looks like, a.k.a. expectations. Criteria for Success (CFS) is an underutilized tool for student learning. This session aims to define what CFS is and how it can be utilized with students for improved learning in Math. By attending this session, attendees will leave with... Defining Criteria for Success (CFS) and markers for excellence for CFS Analyze a lesson outcome and define the CFS…

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