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To empower our schools in their development of inclusive educational environments, the NYC Special Education Collaborative offers over 65 professional development opportunities each semester – including workshops, panel discussions, practicums, mini-conferences, and webinars.

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September 2018

Co-Teaching Session 1: Getting Started in Your Co-Teaching Pair (Repeat Session)

September 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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$325.00

Collaboration, respect, and ongoing communication are necessary to ensure that each teacher is committed to the learning journey in the classroom” (Elizabeth Stein, Elevating Co-teaching through UDL). In the first session of our co-teaching series, co-teaching pairs will have the opportunity to get to know each other and lay the foundation for their partnership. Participants will learn about each other’s working styles, preferences, interests, areas of expertise, and roles. Pairs will also create a shared vision for their co-taught classroom…

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Co-Teaching Session 2: Intro to the Co-Teaching Models – Focus on the 3 High-Leverage Models (Repeat)

September 21 @ 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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$325.00

In the second session of our co-teaching series, 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,…

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October 2018

Social Justice Teaching 101

October 2 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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$375.00

This session takes the big picture work in cultural proficiency and offers a set of critical practices to help teachers effectively implement culturally responsive components in their own practice. Participants will learn practical strategies for creating space where academic and social-emotional goals are accomplished side by side. Participants will take action and create the conditions that reflect diversity, equity and justice and make components of culturally responsive pedagogy part of larger individual, school and community action. Participants will be able…

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Neurodiversity & Inclusion: Understanding and Supporting Students with Autism

October 30 @ 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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$375.00

This session focuses on shifting the paradigm of how people understand and support individuals on the Autism Spectrum. Participants will explore the characteristics of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), and how these students can present in our classrooms. Participants will explore how a social versus medical model of disability, a celebration of neurodiversity, and a strengths-based framework can help participants recognize and leverage their students' unique strengths and talents to help them be and feel more successful in their…

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