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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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May 2019

NCI Modified Content: Verbal De-escalation and Physical Disengagement

May 20 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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(Previously referred to as “CPI part 1”) ONLY for Enhanced and Premier members of the NYC Special Education Collaborative.   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. By utilizing discussions, role-plays and activities, attendees will leave the session with certification in verbal de-escalation and physical disengagement skills by the Crisis…

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NCI Full Content: Verbal and Physical Intervention

May 20 @ 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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FOR PREMIER MEMBERS OF THE NYC SPECIAL EDUCATION COLLABORATIVE ONLY.  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 session with certification in verbal de-escalation, physical disengagement skills and physical holding skills by the Crisis Prevention Institute and…

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

May 20 @ 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 colors, 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. *This event is seat-free for members…

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Allies for Racial Justice White Affinity Group

May 22 @ 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 will be an informal group discussion for white educators who would like accountability towards doing the work of unpacking white privilege.  Participants will engage in dialogue around identifying and understanding white privilege and how to engage in conversations around race so that we do not perpetuate racial injustice in our schools and classrooms.  It is a space where white educators can practice, model, and improve anti-racist practices through asking ignorant questions and processing deep emotion without co-opting multiracial dialogues…

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