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To empower our schools in their development of inclusive educational environments, the NYC Special Education Collaborative offers over 50 professional development opportunities each semester – including workshops, panel discussions, practicums, mini-conferences, and webinars.
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Teacher, Know Thyself: Decolonize the Mind, Decolonize Behavioral Support (Part I: Theoretical Considerations)
***This workshop is part of a Professional Learning Cohort (PLC). You will automatically be registered for PART 2 on 03/22/19. You must attend both sessions. Whether we are aware of it or not, the classroom management approaches we adopt are a direct reflection of the values we espouse. Too often, these values are shaped by colonized narratives that abound in society at-large and that have embedded themselves within the institution of the school. For the students we teach (especially students…Find out more »
Elevating Students’ Stories: Culturally Responsive Practices with Insight on Supporting Immigrant Students & Families
In this interactive session, educators will be able to understand the importance of creating safe and welcoming spaces in order for students to thrive. By participating in activities and case studies, as well as viewing sample lesson plans, participants will learn and adopt strategies to create a safe classroom/school environment. Through collaboration and structured work time with others in similar roles, participants will work together to plan how to take their learnings from the morning back to their classrooms and…Find out more »
Teacher, Know Thyself: Decolonize the Mind, Decolonize Behavioral Support (Part II: Practical Implications—Decolonizing Our Classroom Spaces & Procedures)
In the second and final session of this workshop series, participants will build on their growing schema for decolonizing school spaces by applying this knowledge to their own classrooms. Moving from small- and whole-group discussions to hands-on project work, teacher-participants will re-imagine their spaces as seen through decolonized lenses. Participants will take a critical eye to their classrooms and ask questions such as: - Which aspects of the classroom’s physical space reflect an ideological or institutional oppression? - How might…Find out more »